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ome 3,402 illegal persons have been removed from the Turks and Caicos Islands over the past 16 months, said Deputy Premier Hon. Sean Astwood. He said that out of this amount, for the period January 2018 to April 2019 exactly 1,414 persons were picked during land-based enforcement activities. “These are illegal persons who in some cases have been here for years living and working among you and they are no longer here today, that is real change. No other government or Minister of Immigration can boast these kinds of statistics,” Astwood said during last week’s budget debate in the House of Assembly. He noted that “Operation Guardian” was the single largest effort undertaken to target irregular persons living and working within the TCI in the history of these islands. “This operation led by the Immigration department has been successful in tackling the largest area of illegal persons in our islands, which are mainly persons who overstay their visas or their work permit has expired and they have not left the country,” the Deputy Premier stated. He revealed that apprehensions (other than by vessel landings) was 445 in the calendar period 2017 and was tripled to 1,303 in 2018.

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he Ministry of Home Affairs Transportation and Communication officially opened the doors of the new George Brown Post Office on Airport Road, Providenciales. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the location on Tuesday May 7th,

“We have been delivering on our commitment to enforce the laws of these islands that is a huge change,” said the MP for Five Cays. He said successful prosecutions increased from 17 in 2017 to 79 successful prosecutions in 2018, adding that much of this success was achieved with the support of partners, in particular the Office of the

2019 where there was the handing over of the keys, unveiling of plaque, ribbon cutting and declaration. The only surviving child of the late George Brown, Charles Brown was the guest of honour at the event and was accompanied

by four generations of George Brown’s family. Pictured are Premier Hon. Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson, Charles Brown and Minister of Home Affairs Hon. Delroy Williams. (See page 23 & 23 for more photographs).

Director of Prosecutions. Astwood said the Immigration Enforcement Unit continues to perform business and community compliance and inspections on a daily basis, and some of these inspections were supported by the Employment Department and they have seen the success of this approach. “As a priority focus, we will

continue to place emphasis and resources on enforcement, particularly as it relates to removal of over stayers, prosecutions and intelligence gathering,” Astwood stressed. The Deputy Premier also revealed that a computer system is being installed at the Departure Lounge of the Providenciales International Airport to obtain departure details of persons to regional destinations. continued on page 2

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This, he said, is part of the initiative to combat overstays and obtain records of returning Visa and Work Permit clients. Finger Printing He also stated that provision is also being made in the 2019/20 Capital Budget for the procurement and installation of a finger printing system. “Illegal migration continues to be a leading national security matter.

Critical to enabling proper border management is the ability to identify persons visiting, working and those apprehended for illegal entry through an efficient fingerprinting system,” said Astwood. “The current apparatus used at the Detention Centre is manual and time consuming. In addition, the prints are forwarded to the Police for safe keeping and retrieval.” He said it is proposed that the Immigration Department will procure a system that is compatible with that used by the Royal Turks and Caicos

Islands Police Force which would enable shared maintenance and other benefits to be derived from a common supplier. Astwood added that provision has been made in this Budget to bring the current CCTV System up to standard expected of international Detention Centre as mandated by UNHCR and other international Laws. Noting that the Detention Centre, in Providenciales is the sole national holding facility for immigration offenders, he said the

upgrade will give the Immigration Department the ability to meets its obligation under International laws, improve security for detainees, staff, and private security company. “In addition, provision is made to upgrade the section of the centre where families and children will be detained. This will include creating a more children/family setting that is closed off from the other areas of the centre. And aid us in our commitment to keep families together,” he stated.

TCI Tourist Board hosts 15th annual Turks and Caicos Conference By Todeline Defralien The Turks and Caicos Island Tourist Board welcomed over 40 top-producing travel and tourism wholesalers to the TCI for the 15th annual Turks and Caicos Conference (TACC). This year’s conference included wholesalers from the United States of America, Brazil and Europe under the theme ‘Redefining Luxury’. An official conference was hosted at the Shore Club Resort on Thursday May 9th which heard remarks from Premier Sharlene CartwrightRobinson, Minister of Tourism Ralph Higgs, Commissioner of Police James Smith, Director of Tourism Ramon Andrews and President of TCHTA, Todd Foss. Premier Robinson said the continuous showcasing done by the travel agents ensures that the TCI is able to share the unspoiled beauty of this Island with the wider world.

“Your presence at this annual event is a testament to your commitment to this destination and to our collective efforts to ensure that the Turks and Caicos Islands continue to climb as a sort after destination on the golden stage. Tourism is the economic engine of the Turks and Caicos Islands and fueling that engine is an enormous undertaking. For this I must pause to acknowledge the Tourist Board and extend gratitude from the entire nation to this small but dedicated group of passionate individuals who tirelessly strategize on how to make our small paradise remain a regional tourism giant.” Commissioner of Police told the agents that the Turks and Caicos Islands is one of the safest destinations in the world. He said, “The Turks and Caicos Islands remains an extremely safe place to work and stay and I think that this is probably the safest, if not one of the safest Caribbean nation in the region

Governor appoints expert to conduct inquiry into reasonableness of FortisTCI rate variation application His Excellency, the Governor Dr. John Freeman by virtue of the powers conferred by section 39 of the Electricity Ordinance has appointed independent regulatory expert Mr. J. Paul Morgan to conduct an inquiry into the reasonableness of the FortisTCI and TCU Ltd. Rate Variation Application. The rate variation application which requests an increase in electricity rates by an average of 6.8%, was declined by the Governor in August of 2018. Morgan’s appointment takes effect from 13 May, 2019 and he is directed to conclude the inquiry within ten weeks of the date of his appointment. He will be meeting with the Governor’s Office, TCIG Officials and the Management of FortisTCI Ltd during the first week of his assignment and will make public the date and venue for the public hearing. As Appointee, he will have the same powers to summon witnesses to give evidence or produce documents, to take evidence on oath and to administer oaths or require the making of declarations as has a Commissioner acting under the Commissions of Inquiry Ordinance.

Morgan has over 40 years of experience in utilities, engineering, utility regulation, management and consulting, having been among the first appointees to the Jamaica Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) serving two terms as Director General for that organization. He has advised numerous regulatory organizations such as the Independent Regulatory Commission of the Commonwealth of Dominica; the Public Utilities Commission of Belize, and has assisted the Government of the Cayman Islands with the reform of its regulatory frameworks and the creation of a multi-sector regulation and Competition Office, where he served as the first CEO of the newly established entity. Morgan has a BSc. Electrical Engineering from the University of Salford, England and has done post graduate studies at the Penn State University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Jamaica, Fellow of the Jamaican Institution of Engineers (FJIE), Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK (FIET); Chartered Engineer (CEng), UK and a life Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, USA.

and widely the world. I came to Turks and Caicos in February 2015 and I am proud to see that crime overall in the country has been reduced by 29% and I don’t think that that’s achieved anywhere else. I am at the end of my tenure. I finish here in July and I keep saying I am retired ...but let’s see what the future has in store, but I do think that this country has a great future.” President of TCHTA, Todd Foss stated that $25million dollars was spent last year on marketing the islands. “To appreciate how far our tourism product has come in a relatively short period of time....Our Island is definitely rich and deep in history and every one of them has a special character. Our hotel members and other allied members spent $25million dollars last year on marketing this destination.” Minister of Tourism Hon. Ralph Higgs said the fundamentals of Turks and Caicos tourism were strong 16 years ago and its’ even stronger today. “Today we still have one of

the most gracious and welcoming population doing everything that they can play their rightful role in Turks and Caicos tourism. The emphasis of Turks and Caicos tourism has always been, but is refocusing on, our environment and the need to keep our environment clean and pristine. To this end, we have recently launched a new strategic tourism plan for the destination with heavy emphasis on environment, heritage and preservation. Of course the Turks and Caicos accommodation is second to none and I want to congratulate all of our accommodation providers,” Higgs stated. Turks and Caicos Conference (TACC) is an annual conference organized by the Turks & Caicos Tourist Board. It provides the opportunity for stakeholders in the Travel and Tourism industry, including the Tourist Board, Hotels and Wholesalers, to network and conduct important contracting and production business in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

NOTICE Regulation 8 of the Physical Planning (Development Permission) Regulations, 2018 An Application, REGISTERED PR 14126, by Malcolm’s Drafting & Consultancy for the Rezoning of Block/Parcel 60810/66 from (R4) Medium Density Residential (3 – 6 units/ acre) to (R6) Apartments, for the construction of a two story Apartment Building (ten one-bedroom apartment units), Swimming Pool and Pool Deck wit BBQ Area, has been submitted to the Department of Planning for consideration of Development Permission on PARCEL 60810/66, The Bight& Thomas Stubbs, June Plum Road, Providenciales. Anyone wishing to make representation(s) may do so in writing to the Director of Planning, South Base, Grand Turk or through the Department of Planning, Leeward Highway, Emily House,Providenciales, within twentyeight (28) days of publication of this Notice. Notice dated:_____________________________________


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PDM government is a big ‘reality show’, says Opposition Leader The running of these islands away those from whom they cannot legislation, neither has she initiated under Premier Hon. Sharlene Robinson derive any direct benefit.” or delivered any new programs for the is the “biggest reality show that The former Chief Minister common good. Maintaining the balance Hollywood never produced”, says said tThe intention to deny the between economic and social priorities Hon. Washington Misick, Leader of the former Speaker Robert Hall benefits - surely the current 7 year old economic Opposition Progressive National Party recommended by the Integrity growth trend cannot be attributed to (PNP). Commission and to which he is entitled the current administration who decried “In this charade of a is “low-down and mean”. the payment of the country’s debt, and government, nothing is true, and He stated: “Her (the Premier’s) today with over $190 million in cash, everything is possible until it is time to objection to paying the former Speaker continues to ignore the plight of the deliver,” Misick said in his reply to the his recommended allowance, while vulnerable, including the elderly and Premier’s budget address. content to pay the current Speaker indigent left without adequate shelter He added: “Talk is cheap, and claiming to do so is a waste of resources, in the wake of the most recent storms.” promises are comforts to fools. The speaks volumes given that the average “Reform local systems to enable practice of claiming to have moral length of the HOA during her entire communities to cater to the needs of standards or beliefs to which one’s own tenure so far has been 5 hours. Recently, all its residents - In re-establishing the behaviour does not conform is reflective the HOA was summoned for 30 minutes district boards the PNP intended to give of the Parable of the Pharisee and the - imagine the cost of get the House it new legislative teeth for it to act as a Tax Collector. Faking empathy has been together for a 30-minute meeting. To second tier of local government; instead raised to a level of art with this Premier add insult to injury, the Premier recently of an empty unfunded paper cut-out and this is evident by the contradiction flew to Tahiti for a photo opportunity at that the PDM has turned it into. Building between her public compliments and a cost of $11,000 plus dollars, but, balks capacity within communities – given actual treatment of public servants: at recognising the contribution of the the funds available to the government, resulting in the lowest level of morale former speaker and objecting to pay it is deplorable that there is no real ever seen among public servants.” him what is recommended by the IC allocation in the budget to develop and Misick noted that this and what he deserves.” strengthen the skills, abilities, processes government does not engage with civil He said that banality, is this and resources of different island servants as a group. government’s hallmark and criticised communities that need to survive, adapt, “One can therefore understand its’ new banner is Delivering on Real and thrive in the fast-changing world. why in the wake of the recent Progressive Change. Creating the conditions, opportunities Hurricanes and the delays in the repairs “Change is not a wish, and and environment for creativity, critical of their working space and conditions it is not trite banners,” he added. thinking and mutual respect - some of they feel used and abused. It has also “Progressive Change has been defined the wealthiest countries in the world been suggested that “The true measure by the Centre for Progressive Change like the Turks and Caicos have no of a man is how he treats someone who to mean: Creating laws and providing organic, non-renewable resources but can do him absolutely no good” and services that are good for everyone - have maximise their human capital the subjective nature of the leadership the Premier cannot say this to be the development. This is exactly what the style of this government is to throw case as it relates to recent employment Turks and Caicos Islands should be

Hon. Washington Misick, Leader of the Opposition Progressive National Party (PNP) doing,” he added. He said Government should provide incentives and programs to motivate children and young people to achieve their potential and to assume responsibility for themselves and others. “This is going to require greater investment and a broad and balance curriculum to develop well-rounded individuals. A rich diet of learning experiences multiplies life choices and opportunities reducing the need to import some skills or as many skills and is ultimately in the country’s interest,” Misick added.

Rowdy taxi driver will be disciplined The taxi driver who verbally abused staff and guests at the Seven Starts hotel will be disciplined. A press statement from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Transportation and Communication and Department of Road Safety said it is aware of a video circulating on social media involving an incident with a licensed public transport operator and the matter is being investigated by the Road Safety Department and other relevant stakeholder agencies.

Commenting on the incident, Hon. Vaden Delroy Williams, Minister with responsibility for Home Affairs Transportation and Communication stated: “The type of behavior that is being displayed in the video has no place in our jurisdiction and will not be tolerated by individuals to whom we grant permission and entrust confidence to provide public transportation of the highest standard and quality to locals and guests visiting our islands from overseas. It

is even more regrettable that this incident occurred while service was being provided to passengers given our reliance on the tourism industry. I wish to assure the public that we do not take this matter lightly and it will be dealt with in accordance with the law.” Section 11 of the Road Traffic Ordinance provides for the revocation of a licence on being satisfied on reasonable grounds that the licensee has failed to comply with any of the

conditions to which the licence is subject. It further provides for the suspension of a licence for any period up to six months on being satisfied that any person to whom such a licence has been issued has conducted himself in such a way as to cause annoyance or nuisance to any member of the public, or generally to bring himself, the Islands or the operation of tourism in the Islands into disrepute. The Minister’s decision is final should the decision be appealed.

Fire extinguished at Providenciales solid waste disposal site The fire that was lit on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the Providenciales Solid Waste Disposal Site has been completely extinguish since 7:20p.m on Tuesday May 7, 2019. A government press statement said Environmental Health Department (EHD) along with the equipment contractors worked from

4 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 to address and extinguish all fires and reduce all smoke at the Providenciales Solid Waste Disposal Site. “We wish to assure the public that we are committed to safeguarding public health while also creating an environment that is healthy and aesthetically pleasing

Street lights replacement The arms for the street lights replacement program in Grand Turk and Salt Cay are on now in the country, according to The Ministry of Infrastructure, Housing, Planning and Development and the Public Works Department. A government press statement said: “The Ministry would further like to apologize for the long delay, due mainly to circumstances beyond our control

for the long delay with this process and thank members of both communities for their continued patience, throughout this process.” It was stated that once these arms are cleared through the Customs Department, they along with the lights will be turned over to Fortis TCI, so that the replacement process can continue, as a result of the damages sustained following the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

to both residents and visitors to enjoy. The Minister and Permanent Secretary of Health would like to thank the Director and staff of the Environmental Department, and the contractor for their quick response and action,” the press release stated. The Environmental Health Department (EHD) is an arm of the

Ministry of Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services that is concerned with all aspects of the natural and built environment that may affect human health. One of the functions of EHD is solid waste management which includes the solid waste disposal sites throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands.

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In Grand Turk Is seeking one (1) Bar Maid Must be able to serve drinks and assist the Bartender and must also be able to serve customers To work six (6) days a week Salary $6.25 per hour Please contact 649 -241 -4979 This position is currently held by a work permit holder Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders should send copies of their application to the Immigration Board

In South Caicos Is seeking a Labourer To work 5 days per week Duties include cleaning yard and assisting with construction work Salary: $ 6.25 per hour Please contact Branford Hall at 243-1051 Thisposition is currently held by a work permit holder Interested Turks and Caicos Islanders are encouraged to send a copy of their application to the Immigration Board


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Ports Authority expects to earn $6.6million Revenue for the Ports Authority for the financial year 2019/2020 is forecast to be $6.6million. A report on the estimates of revenue and expenditure for selffinancing statutory bodies said this represents an increase of 9.8% compared to budgeted revenue of $6million for the financial year 2018/19, which expected return is $6.2million. The revenue budgeted for 2018/19 and the expected return represents a 3.1% favorable variance. Revenue is expected to increase by 6.5%. The report noted that over the past five years, Port Authority has seen a steady increase in revenue due to the increase in economic development. The revenue forecast is based on discussions with a major importer of aggregate and other building material from the construction sector, real estate agents and the natural growth in the economy, the report added. “The Ritz Carlton project has commenced, there are units being sold pre-construction at the Turks Cay Resort and Marina and there are a number of villas under construction,” stated the report. “The main importer of aggregate projects a 20% increase in imports. Therefore, the information from the main importer of aggregate as well as the GDP growth of 3.5% based on information from the Statistics Department were used to project revenue amounts for 2019/20 fiscal year.” Meantime, the Ports Authority is projecting a recurrent expenditure budget of $3,459,097 for the fiscal year under review. This amount represents a 7% increase in comparison to 2018/19 fiscal year budgeted expenses. It was noted that the increase in salaries is due

South Dock, Providenciales to an increase in pay for the Technical Administration Officer position. An allocation has also been made for the understudy to the Senior Port Facility Security Officer. The understudy will be chosen from the current staff. Priority is being accorded recruiting a Project Manager to support commencement and implementation of several large redevelopment projects at the Grand Turk, South Caicos and Providenciales Ports. A monthly stipend of $1,000 is paid to the Ports Authority Board Members and $1,500 to the Chairman, the report noted. It was also stated that several rehabilitation projects were advanced

improve aesthetics at the port. A project to clean up and improve safety and navigability of the turning basin at South Dock was completed to facilitate the commencement of service to the TCI by MV Tropic Freedom and a project to carry out further dredging work was also appraised. Rehabilitation of the Grand Turk Ro/ Ro Ramp project commenced and is under implementation. This project will improve port efficiency and security and improve connectivity between Grand Turk and Salt Cay. Appraisal for the Grand Turk Pavement project was completed. The project should be tendered shortly. This project is designed to improve occupational safety, reduce equipment maintenance costs and improve port efficiency at South Dock. ` An Environmental Impact Assessment for port infrastructure developments project on South Caicos and dredging in the North Caicos commenced, and a consultancy for the redevelopment and modernization during 2018/19, including erection of of South Dock, Providenciales was fencing Grand Turk and South Caicos Port completed, with wide stakeholder ; commencement of South Dock Provo involvement. The report said that the most Fencing project ; repairs to Providenciales Port Office Roof ; procurement of mobile pressing capital project issue during port lights; installation of Grand Turk 2019/20 is the completion of appraisals port lights; procurement of new CCTV and securing financing for a project system; construction of Security based on the consultancy for the gatehouse at South Dock Providenciales; redevelopment and modernization of preliminary design works for South South Dock, Providenciales to commence Caicos port rehabilitation was completed construction during the financial year. 2019/20 the The report also stated that Providenciales Effective Port Generator House project was Government will allow the Ports appraised in addition to a project to Authority a five year moratorium on improve grade the container yard transfers to the TCIG to assist with the at South Dock, Providenciales. This development of the Ports. The Ports project will reduce equipment wear and Authority will also seek funding sources tear, enhance working conditions and of approximately $10m.

Trevor Botting is new commissioner of police Deputy Commissioner of Police Trevor Botting has been promoted to Commissioner. A statement from Governor, Dr John Freeman said the appointment was made following an open competition and assessment. The appointment will take effect from August 1st, 2019. Commenting on the appointment, Commissioner of Police James Smith said: :Still a couple of months and a half to go so I will be continuing to work on behalf of the country and the police force. I am delighted that Mr. Botting has been successful in becoming the next Commissioner for Turks and Caicos in the face of strong local and international competition. We have, and will continue to work well, as part

of the senior team and his appointment will provide much needed continuity for officers and staff as well as members of the Government and community. The transition will be a smooth process ensuring that the strategic goals of the Force remain focused. Mr Botting is a 1st rate deputy and I am confident will be a successful Commissioner bringing knowledge, passion and commitment to the post. It would be premature at this stage to comment on my own departure until nearer the time.” Botting, a former Chief of Police for the British Overseas Territory of St Helena, Ascension, and Tristan Da Cunha, has over 34 years of policing experience in the UK, with Sussex Police. He has significant experience

as a Strategic and Tactical Police Commander, and a previous role in the UK being focused on Crime and Operations, leading 500 staff in dealing with all aspects of crime, operations, and response to calls from the community. He also worked in Neighbourhood Policin as a local District Commander and has also lead the Force Firearms Operations and Training Teams and the Force Dog Unit, working at a National level in the development of Police Dogs across the UK. In addition, Botting has experience of airport policing and disaster management when he was the Police Commander for Gatwick Airport, the busiest single runway airport in the Trevor Botting world.


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More specialised medical services to be offered in TCI The National Health Insurance Board (NHIB) is identifying areas of specialized health care that can be incorporated into the existing services within the Turks and Caicos Islands to reduce the number of persons who travel overseas for such services and in so doing increase efficiency. This was contained the Fiscal and Strategic Policy Statement (FSPS) for 2019-2023, which stated that the focus for this financial year is on areas of cardiology and ophthalmology, which have consistently been identified as areas that require increased on island services due to the epidemiological profile of the TCI Population and the financial and social cost incurred. Meantime, in her May 1st, 2019 budget address, Premier Sharlene Robinson said the number of overseas referrals decreased by 2.6% between the financial years 2017/18 and FY 2018/19. There was also a 24% decrease in the use of air ambulances with a concomitant increase in the use of chartered flights. This, she said, is partly due to efforts being made to, whenever practicable, transfer patients via chartered flights as opposed to the more expensive air ambulance transfers. She noted that air ambulance transfers are also associated with a delay in transfer because there are no air ambulance providers based in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Commercial flights also decreased by 10%. The decrease in the number of overseas commercial flights is likely to be related to the overall decrease in overseas transfers, she explained. These contributed to a 14%

The entrance to the Emergency Room of the Cheshire Hall Hospital in Providenciales decrease in total overseas travel cost for the financial year 2018/19 ($3.7million) when compared to financial year 2017/18 ($4.1million). The specialties of Ophthalmology and Cardiology accounted for the most of the Treatment Abroad Programme (TAP). There were 263 ophthalmology (246 adults, 17 paediatric), 238 cardiology (188 Adult, 50 paediatric), 84 vascular surgeries, 60 oncology, and 13 neurosurgery referrals during FY 2018/19. However, the Premier said, there was an overall decrease across the board, with the exception of vascular surgery, which went up by 25%. This is related to the increase in chronic Non Communicable Diseases (NCD’s), particularly diabetes,

throughout the Caribbean and elsewhere, which leads to conditions such as vascular disease and renal failure requiring vascular surgery intervention. She noted, however, that all overseas treatment claims for the financial year 2018/19 have not yet been received. However, based on recent trends, it is expected that total overseas healthcare claims (including travel, treatment, and subsistence costs) for financial year 2018/19 will not exceed 2017/18. Overseas treatment costs in particular are projected to have reduced by 5% between the two financial years (FY 2017/18 and FY 2018/19). It is also projected that once all claims for FY 2018/19 are tabulated, there would be at

•First and foremost must be multi Lingual •Exhibits ability to read and interpret inventory reports, sales reports, and packing slips. •Possesses broad knowledge of the range of store products and services

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Is seeking an Inventory Clerk Duties and Responsibilities include: •Maintains logs of all products and supplies •Uses inventory software to keep tract of orders, returns, and supply •Writes up inventory reports detailing any overstock or missing items •Moves and restructures organization of stockroom to make space for new inventory •Reviews shipping and receiving documents for accuracy Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Education and Experience: •Experience in retail and/or inventory sector is preferred •Company-specific training prior to start-date is required Work Environment: •Working hours are split between the stock room and the sales floor

FFF Construction Location: South Dock, Providenciales Is seeking One (1) Mason Duties: Layering building materials such as bricks, concrete, tiles and other construction materials Must be able to work 6 days per week Salary is $9.00 per hour Please Contact: 343-0592 This position is new Applicants who are Turks & Caicos islander should also copies of their application to the immigration board

least a 2% reduction in the average TAP claims cost per overseas referral (from approximately FY 2017/18 $16,000 to $15,600 FY 2018/19). The Premier also reported that during financial year 2018/19, local medical claims amounted to $ 1million, an increase of 13% from 2017/18. This was accompanied by a 5.2% increase in total number of local medical visits, from 27, 312 in financial year 2017/18 to 28, 808 in the financial year 2018/19. Pharmaceutical costs increased by 14% compared to the previous financial year from $3,133,599.00 in FY 2017/18 to $3,518,759.00 in FY 2018/19. This is likely to be related to the reported increase in local medical visits, the Premier said, adding that the cost of medications is also increasing, as is the use of more expensive drugs to treat cases when other options have failed. The total local travel claims cost was $783,377.00, an increase of 10% compared to FY 2017/18. This, she noted, could be related to an increase in travel between Grand Turk and Providenciales to access services that were not currently available/offered in Grand Turk. The Premier also stated that the NHIP continues to have a relatively small number of high cost cases that have a significant impact on the cost of care. There were 39 beneficiaries in FY 2018/19 with claims greater than $100,000.00. These beneficiaries had catastrophic events, which accounted for around 45% of total treatment expenditure ($9.1million; costs incurred by 10 of the 39 totaled $5,141,909.00.

•Additional time may be spent in a store office processing paperwork and using computerized inventory software. •Physical labor, specifically the lifting of heavy items and deliveries, is required on a daily baisis Salary: Salary for an inventory Clerk is $11.00 per hour. This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders can send a copy of their applications to the Immigration Board


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LOCAL NEWS Residents of Leeward and Long Bay want more done by TCIG, says Akierra The people of Leeward and concerns but these are things that make Long Bay want more done for them by the lives of my constituents better, and government in this year’s budget, says MP isn’t that the job were in this chamber to for the constituency Hon. Akierra Missick. do?” she continued. “We are projecting “They are tax payers and I must another surplus budget, but this is the express our concern that simple projects people’s money and the people want their that can take place in our constituency are money spent on them in their best interests. not being done,” she said in the House of More has to be done. We’re hearing of many Assembly during the recent budget debate. projects that were contracted a few weeks “For example, the Leeward Palms Park. ago, and whilst they are to the benefit of our There is a line item for $100,000.00. Now people, we must do more.” we may be excited for that in Leeward, but The former Minister of Education the Minister himself knows that that is not noted that the previous Progressive National sufficient by the use of his own words I Party (PNP) administration had so many read ‘ a total of $360,000 will be required restrictions on spending due to the loan to complete this project”. Is there a real guarantee, a veto power of a Chief Financial objective to have this project finished? Or is Officer, new procurement systems in place it a way to pacify the people of Leeward to and yet, it was able to “achieve what we say we have something in the budget and be were able to do”. happy with it? We are not happy!” She added: “I stand proud on . She also noted that Government the accomplishments of the previous has decided to move ahead with the 4th administration. Now, imagine Mr Speaker primary school through the remainder if we had the amount of money that this of funding secured by the previous PNP present Government has access too, boy administration. what we would have spent the people “While there are real concerns from money on. Like the young people say Mr constituents in the area as to the location of Speaker “bust it wide open!” the facility, we want the government to us Commenting on the Long Bay High School this opportunity to improve the area as well. and Clement Howell High School, she stated: We remind the government that the water “Why oh why did you change the purpose project in the Long Bay is not completed. of the LBHS facility? It isn’t working at all. Now there is limited water access to There are so many complaints from parents residents in this area, and we the people and staff of the school. The school was of Leeward and Long Bay want this fixed. built with a purpose and we are failing our Further, I thank several of the residents in people our users our children by interfering. Long Bay who have banded together to The CHHS has classroom sizes as small as conduct street cleaning and verge cutting 3 students. That LBHS the filter school for in the area. Again, we are asking that this CHHS is not teaching subjects that are being basic requirement to provide clear access to taught at CHHS. There is the discussion of our roads is done properly in Leeward and introducing A’Levels at CHHS. Where and Long Bay. We are approaching hurricane how, and based on what discussions with season, and...we have to urge the ministry teachers and administrators of the site.” responsible to ensure our wells are prepared She continued: “There is an and ready,” said the former Deputy Premier. increase in violence and bullying at the “These may seem like small LBHS resulting in students being fearful to

ISLAND DRILLING LTD. Location: Industrial Park, Grand Turk Island Drilling Ltd is looking for Construction Foreman with basic salary of $2,000.00-$2,500.00/month with at least 5 to 10 years’ experience. Must carry valid driver’s license and able to communicate in English. Able to work on weekends and holidays. And with the following job duties and responsibilities. Foreman Duties and Responsibilities: • Oversee and ensure that all safety rules are being followed at all sites at all times • Produce work schedules in accordance with availability of employees, contractors and labor laws and monitor the attendance of crew • Coordinate daily tasks according to priorities and plans, adjusting as necessary due to weather, supply delivery and personnel • Ability to delegate responsibilities and individual projects to the crew and contractors. • Emphasis on the safe use of tools, machinery and equipment including training on safety gear, helmets, and procedures • Develop and oversee quality standards on all sites • Monitor and manage project budgets on all sites • Resolve conflicts or miscommunication that may happen on site quickly and amicably • Report project status to supervisors, site engineers and officials regularly The position being advertised is new. You may apply at this email add: rhonekelly@gmail.com or call 331-4007. All applicants who are Turks Islanders are invited to send their application to the Commissioner and Labor Board. Preference will be given to documented Turks and Caicos Islanders.

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MP for Leeward and Long Bay, Hon. Akierra Missick attend school. We had moved away from this position under the previous administration and we are right back here with this government. It is my recommendation that if it is to remain a junior school that forms 1-2 remain at LBHS and 3-5 at CHHS, this will stop teachers from cramming in learning to prepare students for external exams in 4th form especially on subjects not being taught at LBHS.” Hon. Missick also noted that the Whole Gospel site is not appropriate for the Technical School. “Where is the purpose built facility for the technical school, and the TCICC? Trust me, if we had the money it would have been built. TCIG you have the money, let us get it right. I’ll be here next year looking for the budget item to renovate the school which will probably cost more than what was paid for the site. Further, this Government was able to make this 11th hour purchase from the previous administration’s secured EU Funding,” she added. Missick said she constantly contacted by high school teachers expressing their concerns that students are passing entering high school with a basic understanding of reading. “The education policy to change from GSAT to CEPA makes little no sense, especially when the upper primary school curriculum is not completed and or piloted as yet.”

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Funtastic Tours, Funtastic Bus Tours and Funtastic Water Sports Company Limited areseeking to fill the following posts: Assistant Manager / Gateway and Shorex Tour Guides Life Guards Dispatchers Sales Persons Mechanics&Assistant Mechanics Automotive Electricians&Assistant Automotive Electricians Boat Captains Deckhands Bus Drivers with Public Service Licenses Maintenance Officers / Labourers Maids / Cleaners All candidates must have a minimum of at least five (5) years experience in their specialist area in the tourism industry. o Must have a valid driver’s license with a minimum of five (5) years driving experience. Bus Drivers must have a Public Service License. o Tour Guides must have sufficient knowledge to troubleshoot vehicles on tours. o Boat Captains and Tour Guides in the aqua field must have a Captain’s License, CPR and PADI certification or equivalent. Persons must be well versed in the natural habitat of various sea creatures. o Deckhands are responsible for ensuring safety on the boat and in cleaning and maintaining the boat. o Mechanics must be well versed in their specialized areas of repairing AllTerrain Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Boats and Buses. Mechanics in their specialist field must have five (5) years experience. Assistant Mechanics must have (3) years experience in their specialized field. The company has a fleet of over seventy vehicles and climbing and requires several persons in the various mechanical areas. o Sales persons must have at least five (5) years experience handling online and direct sales. o Dispatchers must be able to effectively communicate with Shorex and persons of varying nationalities as well as produce sales reports and projections. o Maintenance Officers / Labourers must be able to maintain various trails, clean the Workshop and assist the Tour Guides where necessary. o Sales persons must have a positive and disciplined attitude towards work in a customer service environment. o Proven and unblemished employment record. o Have a good command of English and excellent communication skills. o Must be able to work flexible hours and extended overtime schedules, including weekends and public holidays to meet the demands of the industry. o Able to undergo intensive training to meet the requirements of the industry. Remuneration package would be discussed at the interview process. All applicants should submit their resumes to Funtastic Tours Company Ltd atfuntastic.tours@yahoo. com. All applicants are required to submit a Police Record, three reference (3) letters (one from their last employer) and undergo a medical once successful at the interview process. Belongers will be given first preference.


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Flow launches new “Always On” Prepaid Plans to customers By Todeline Defralien Flow customers can now share life’s special moments faster and easier with access to increased data plans. The new “Always On” Prepaid Plans were rolled out on Friday May 3rd at the Flow Headquarters to media partners and influencers during a press conference. The new plans give customers up to 10GBS of data which is a massive upgrade to the existing pre-paid data packages. The new pre-paid plans range from 1 to10GBSof data and many include additional benefits like FREE local minutes to call any network and FREE access to messaging on the most popular social media platforms like Snapchat, WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter – (SWIFT). The plans are also available in convenient sizes from 1 to 30 days to suit customer’s needs. Speaking at the launch, Darron Hilaire Jr, Marketing, Communications and Acting Retail Sales Lead, said, “Flow is launching a new suite of prepaid plans that we believe is just irresistible. Formerly we had six plans that customers were able to purchase, but we wanted to do something differently and we heard that our customers were saying they wanted more data, social media, wanted to browse, search and share and live their lifestyle around social media without being disconnected. The number one network Flow is here to keep you connected and we are always pushing to keep you connected and in doing that is by launching our new always on, always

connected prepaid bundle plans.” Hilaire added: “These plans now include free social media messaging. So in addition to your regular data bucket for your normal browsing, streaming and sharing your post and stories, messaging on WhatsApp and twitter, now when you purchase our plan you have a free social media messaging included in your plans across all social media platforms like Snapchat, WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter – (SWIFT).” Hilaire added that Flow is moving away from megabytes and they’ve wiped out all of their megabytes. “It is not sufficient and our customers are giving us their hard earned money. They wanted more data so we gave them more data,” he said. He continued: “We are starting off our customers with a lot more data than they were accustomed to in order to live, post, and share and to do all of the things that they want to do. On top of that, our highest plan is at 10GB and our data now also rolls over. We are moving away from our six prepaid combo plans to four core plans that are dedicated to your lifestyle.” Hilaire encourages customers to take advantage of these new plans and take ownership of their lives and their internet usage and use that power to explore, share and stream on the number one LTE network in TCI. Flow’s Acting Country Manager, Audley Gibbs said the company is the best telecommunications network in the TCI and there is a lot more in store for the future of the business. “We are the best

ISLAND DRILLING LTD. Location: Industrial Park, Grand Turk Island Drilling Ltd is looking for Construction supervisor with basic salary of $3,500.00/month with at least 5 to 10 years’ experience. • Must carry valid driver’s license and able to communicate in English. • Able to work on weekends and holidays. And with the following job duties and responsibilities. • Oversee the construction activities that take place at the jobsite. • To be involved in planning, organizing and controlling projects. • Responsible for supervising the contractors and staff while maintaining a safe work environment. This position is new. You may apply at this email add: rhonekelly@gmail.com or call 331-4007. All applicants who are Turks Islanders are invited to send their application to the Commissioner and Labor Board. Preference will be given to documented Turks and Caicos Islanders.

ISLAND DRILLING LTD. Location: Industrial Park, Grand Turk Island Drilling Ltd is looking for Master Charge Clerk with basic salary of $3,500.00/month with at least 5 to 10 years’ experience. • Must carry valid driver’s license and able to communicate in English. • Able to work on weekends and holidays. And with the following job duties and responsibilities. • Assist with the preparation of financial statements • Analyze and reconcile bank statements and general ledgers. • Post journal entries for accrued expenses and revenue. • Prepare court-mandated annual accounting reports and inventories for client discharges as necessary. • Act as a liaison for vendors to reconcile any billing discrepancies • Strong written and verbal communication skills. • Proficient in ERP systems, including Microsoft office • Able to multi task and prioritize work effectively. This Position is currently being by a nonbelonger. You may apply at this email add: rhonekelly@gmail.com or call 331-4007. This position is new. All applicants who are Turks Islanders are invited to send their application to the Commissioner and Labor Board. Preference will be given to documented Turks and Caicos Islanders.

Darron Hilaire Jr, Marketing, Communications and Acting Retail Sales Lead and Flow Acting Country Manager, Audley Gibbs

Darron Hilaire Jr, Marketing, Communications and Acting Retail Sales Lead and Flow Acting Country Manager, Audley Gibbs and staff members celebrate their new accomplishment telecommunications network in TCI and we want the world to know that. We have a lot of new things and this is just the beginning of new things that we

have in the pipeline for you and everyone should get ready to help us spend the new beginning at Flow.”


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New post office opening signals redevelopment of Downtown Providenciales By Todeline Defralien The new state-of-the-art George Brown Post Office which officially opened on Tuesday, May 7th, signals the start of a redevelopment of the Downtown area in Providenciales. This was stated by both Deputy Governor Her Excellency Anya Williams and Premier Hon. Sharlene CartwrightRobinson during their remarks at the opening ceremony for the new post office. The Deputy Governor stated: “(The official opening) also marks something different; it marks what I see as the rejuvenation for this Downtown area here in Providenciales. This building is a landmark, a beauty and it’s a gem and what I hope that it would do is that it will urge the tenants in the area, the surrounding neighbours and persons that look to build next door to make sure that they will build something and they have their buildings that complement this building here.” In addition, the Deputy Governor asked for the facility to be treated with care and that it is utilized to the best of its ability. “It is such a proud occasion because it’s been a long time coming. It doesn’t matter how much we spent to build this post office, what matters most is that we continue to provide the type of resources that are need to our staff to carry out the duties that they’re asked to do,” the Deputy Governor added. “I want to commend the staff of the post office, to thank them for the jobs that they’ve done and to also thank them for their patience.” Premier Robinson said government is committed to the redevelopment of the Downtown area. “We hoped that the roundabout would have been completed, which will

Members of the Brown family made representation at the event on behalf of the late George Brown and were presented with gifts from the Minister for Home Affairs in remembrance of Mr. Brown’s service to the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Premier was subsequently honoured with the placement of a plaque at the entrance of the facility that reads: “The opening of the George Brown Post Office Building. Opened by: Honourable Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson Premier and Honourable Vaden Delroy Williams, The George Brown Post Office on Airport Road, Providenciales Minister of Home Affairs, Transportation again be a testament of the traditions that we’re opening and we are grateful and Communication, 7th May 2019” and culture of Turks and Caicos and we for that opportunity. We continue to be The Premier received gifts, will move through this entire area and criticized for building a post office in 2019 courtesy of Hon Vaden Williams and redevelop Downtown ,” she said. “This is but it is still a very crucial function to be the Ministry of Home Affairs. Two just the beginning.” carried out and we appreciate each and commemorative pins; one of the first Chief The Premier also expressed every one of you the staff.” Minister of the Turks and Caicos Islands, her excitement to be opening their first The Premier assured that Grand the Right Honourable JAGS McCartney building as a government, just under a year Turk also will get its own post office. She and the other of herself, making history as after the official block-laying ceremony congratulated the Minister of Home Affairs the first female Premier of the Turks and for the Post Office. She empathised and his team for their accomplishment Caicos Islands. with Post Office staff who worked under and especially congratulated the Post There was a pinning of several unfavourable conditions for some time, Master General, Mrs. Elizabeth James for dignitaries including the Leader of the especially after the hurricanes of 2017. her vision, hard work and dedication to Opposition, Washington Misick; former “I believe that we visited the the completion of the new facility. Chief Minister, Derek Taylor; Deputy post office the most while we were in Minister of Home Affairs Hon. Governor Anya Williams; Premier the Opposition and certainly when we Delroy Williams added: “I can recall visiting Sharlene Robinson and son of the became the Government and even after this site on numerous of occasions and Liz building’s namesake, Charles Brown who I became Premier, because we were really would say you have to do something here returned home for the cherished event. apologetic for the working conditions that for us. In November 2016 after the general Post Master General, Elizabeth the post office staff were working under elections, the Premier appointed me as the James, who gave riveting remarks at the over the years. This is the second project Minister of Home Affairs so all that I have ceremony was presented with the keys for that we’ve laid blocks for. We agreed that promised Liz, fell right into my lap. I said the new $1.5 million-dollar post office. as a government that we will not be doing to Liz, I promised you that post office and The new post office, which boasts groundbreaking and so we decided that Liz I am delivering that here to you today.” 3,500 post office boxes, was constructed by when you’re ready to build and you’re ` The new facility was named JaMalCo Limited, owned by local architect laying blocks, that’s when we will come in honour of Mr. George Brown one and engineer Jamaine Malcolm. in,” she explained. of the first district commissioners for The George Brown Post Office She added: “This is the first block Providenciales which was formerly called will open to the public on Monday May laying ceremony and we are here in bright Blue Hills and the first recorded Post 13th, 2019. colours because this is the first building Master in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

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Not guilty verdicts should be entered against Clayton Greene, says lawyer The lead attorney for lawyer and former Speaker of the House of Assembly, Clayton Greene, has asked trial judge Mr. Justice Paul Harrison to enter “not guilty” verdicts against Greene on the four counts that he faces. Richard Bendall, who is being assisted by Kishanta Hall, made the suggestion as part of his no-case submission in the ongoing Special Investigation and Prosecution Team (SIPT) corruption trial. Green is charged with conspiracy to Defraud the Government and/or the Belongers of TCI by acting contrary to their economic interest; conspiracy to defraud the Government of TCI by “arranging the transfer of Crown Land at Juniper Point on terms that were contrary to the economic interests of the Crown”; conspiracy with Michael Misick and Floyd Hall, to conceal or transfer the proceeds of crime and entering into or becoming concerned in a money laundering arrangement. Bendall submitted that there is no evidence on which a jury properly directed could properly convict Greene on any of the counts. Bendall noted that the Juniper Hole development was always very different from all the others that have been referred to in the evidence. He said there has been a wealth of evidence that Middle Caicos was badly in need of development and that any government would have been very keen to see an anchor project succeed there. Likewise, he continued, any developer willing to take the plunge would have been taking a significant risk. In his written submission, Bendall stated: “I think uniquely, in contrast to all the other developments that have been canvassed over nearly three years of testimony, the court has heard direct evidence from one of the selected developers, Ronald Gaines. It is submitted that he was quite obviously a very respectable and honest businessman. His testimony confirmed the merits of the Sieger Suarez/Arch bid, which after proper investigation by TCInvest and Bob Lessermun, had been very strongly recommended by both of them to the TCI Government.” He continued: “In particular, Mr Gaines confirmed that Charles Sieger, who he has known for over 40 years is a very respectable; a man of total integrity; and brilliant. Sieger is “very honest”, and Mr Gaines endorsed Lessemun’s assessment that, “their strength is in their ethics, professionalism and acumen for development work. He confirmed that the team gave an impressive and professional presentation to TCIG on 23.3.06, adding, “we always did”. Caleb Taylor also confirmed that it was a professional presentation; that the

questions asked of Arch were answered in a most comprehensive and competent manner; and that it seemed to him to impress the Cabinet Ministers in attendance. Charles Sieger was also described as “an honest man” by Lewis Walkin who had worked with him for more than 10 years and Caleb Taylor, himself, who had worked for him for about 20 years, said that he was very honest and very ethical.” Bendall argued that the contention by the Prosecutionthat the Sieger Suarez Group “was not well established or experienced enough to undertake a development of that kind”, asserted the opposite of what the evidence has actually proved, and has fallen flat on its face. He said the clause in the Development Agreement that entitled TCIG to 10% of the sale price of the condominiums, appears to have been pretty novel when proposed by the Richard Bendall, lawyer for Clayton Greene Sieger-Suarez Group, Clayton Been of wrong clause ended up in the Transfer. TCInvest], and was “certainly not usual” He said Mitchell repeated that, saying, as Delton Jones, could not recall ever “How that came about, My Lord, is coming across such a clause. unclear..”. Bendall pointed out that the Bendall continued: “Obviously evidence of former Governor Richard that was not quite accurate. He, his Tauwhare confirmed that he had juniors and Helen Garlick apparently reported back to London that as a result had no idea how that had happened, of this aspect he hoped the project might but the police certainly did. The error generate $100million, so far more than that Mr Mitchell QC articulated was the land was actually worth. undoubtedly uttered in good faith but, “Significantly, the developers extraordinary as it might seem, it later were not seeking to acquire land before emerged that nobody had thought it it was developed. Quite the contrary, sensible to draw to his attention what the negotiated Development Agreement Kendle Williams had told SIPT over three provided for a detailed phased transfer and a half years before.” only as and when the land was developed. “In a properly organised The offer by TCIG to sell only came up investigation, if, after an accused has nearly 2 years later, not as a result of any been charged, it emerges that new request from the developer but solely evidence significantly undermines that because of cash flow problems in TCIG, charging decision, [e.g. that a whopping and even then the first offer was rejected great hole has emerged in the evidence], by the developer,” Bendall added. at the very least the new material ought Bendall stated that unlike all the to be brought to the attention of the other developments, in respect of Juniper legal team so that they can consider the evidence took a rather dramatic turn whether to pursue the charge or throw in the third year of the trial, when, athis in the towel. In this case it seems that request, Kendle Williams was called. none of the lawyers were even told “In truth, it looks like Juniper about it. As a result there was no review may have been included in the Crown’s of the charging decision. If it had been already rather overloaded case because discussed one would hope that any fairof the unfortunate coincidence of two minded prosecutor would have, at the mistakes. Due to an error by the Land very least, immediately drawn the new Registry the standard template had been material to the attention of Greene’s used when drafting the Juniper Transfer advisers.” so that instead of the purchasers being The defence lawyer said that required to pay $7.5M up front and although, in fairness, the fact of the another $7.5M within three years, they Kendle Williams interview was disclosed were merely required to pay $7.5M and to the defence, nobody was aware of the be subject to the standard Belonger importance of what he had said. Discount clause,” he added. “Due to errors by two of the In what he said was the second investigators the transcripts had gone mistake, by the SIPT police team, Bendall missing and the crucial download from said that in his opening, Andrew Kendle Williams’ computer, had been Mitchell, QC, told the court that “we miss-classified as “irrelevant” – i.e. placed don’t know at the moment how” the on Schedule 3 of the Unused Material. As

a result both the prosecution team and all 9 of the defence teams were totally in the dark,” he stated. “One could argue ad nauseam precisely who’s fault that was, but even if we assume, for the purposes of these submissions, that the Disclosure system was entirely blameless, and the fault was entirely with me, the result is the same. The fact is that none of the lawyers in the case knew that Kendle Williams had accepted responsibility for this “huge mistake” so the Court was, as a result, being innocently misled by Mr Mitchell QC. If the trial had been concluded within the original time estimate the Court would have been reaching a verdict totally unaware of Kendle Williams’ important testimony.” Bendall said it was being implied in the prosecution’s opening that there was something sinister in a lawyer who was acting for a prospective developer writing to the Chief Minister, before TCInvest were involved. “If that was part of the Crown’s case, several witnesses have confirmed that, in fact, that was perfectly normal. See for example: Clayton Been ex of TCInvest, who said that it was quite common and fairly standard as the developer might want to know the lie of the land before investing large sums in a prospective project; and Simon Wood, a well-respected local architect, who said that it would be prudent, normal, proper and sensible, for the same reasons. Michiel Neutelings said that the practice of making direct approaches to Ministers existed before Michael Misickwas in power, i.e. under the previous PDM regime, and that it was the same in The Bahamas and other islands in the Caribbean,” Bendall continued. “It was part of a developers’ due diligence because they would like an understanding that a proposal would be acceptable before investing large sums and if it was not they would walk away. In his opening, Mr Mitchell QC also seemed to think it significant that in his letter to The Chief Minister and Conrad Higgs, Clayton Greene had suggested a meeting with TCInvest and Ministers to “progress the financial aspects of the arrangement”, but the Court has heard direct evidence from Clayton Been of TCInvest, that such discussions, e.g. re scholarships, concessions and price, cropped up in all the developments; and from Hugh O’Neill who said there was nothing odd about the entirely similar phrase “financial considerations” which he had used himself in his own witness statement, as financial aspects were part and parcel of every development agreement. Again, the attempt to present that letter as a sinister overture of proposed corruption really was a bit desperate,” Bendall stated.


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FortisTCI Achieves ISO 14001 & 45001 Certifications

FortisTCI generation plant facilities on Providenciales, also supplies electricity to customers on North and Middle Caicos, and adjacent Cays, by way of a sub-sea cable Effective April 29, FortisTCI is ISO 14001:2015 and 45001:2018 certified. The accreditations confirm that the company’s Occupational Health and Safety, and Environmental Management Systems are aligned to international best practice throughout all its operations within the Turks and Caicos Islands. The company is one of the few electricity providers in the region to have achieved both certifications. After completing a requirement

to declare self-conformance to the standards in mid-December 2018, FortisTCI underwent an extensive external audit from March 14 to15 and again from March 25 to 29. The exercise was led by representatives from the leading standards organization British Standards Institution (BSI). Both standards apply to the core business of generating, transmitting and distributing electricity and are valid until April 28, 2022. To achieve ISO 14001:2015,

Nadidja Parker appointed Communications Coordinator in Premier’s Office Journalist Nadidja Parker was recently appointed Communications Coordinator within the Office of the Premier. “I am proud to have been appointed for the position of Communications Coordinator within the Office of the Premier. It is a privilege to be a part of the Turks & Caicos Islands Civil Service, where I will have the opportunity to work with many influential women. Being a young woman, I admire the professionalism and drive of all influential women in the Turks and Caicos Islands,” Parker said. “I look forward to executing my role to the best of my ability using my knowledge of information dissemination and my contacts throughout the Turks and Caicos to properly communicate the work that goes on in the Office of the Premier. Also through this role my goal is to reach out into the communities across the Turks and Caicos Islands and to bring pressing issues and concerns to the attention of the Premier and her team.” Deputy Governor Her Excellency Anya Williams stated; “We are pleased to welcome Nadidja Parker to the Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Service and we wish her a long and rewarding public service career. She has an extensive background in broadcasting and journalism and will bring very vital communication skills not only to her role as Communications Coordinator within the Office of the Premier, but to the Turks and Caicos Government as a whole. Congratulations Nadidja!” Parker graduated from the British West Indies Collegiate in 2009, after which she moved to the UK to advance her tertiary education, completing her A Levels in 2011 at York College in York, North Yorkshire, UK.

FortisTCI had to demonstrate that it is actively managing environmental aspects of its operations, and its impact on the environment through policies, procedures, and programs that address ecological changes and challenges. For ISO 45001:2018, the company had to equally show that it is providing a safe and healthy workplace and that there are policies, procedures, and programs in place to help prevent work-related injuries and minimize risks associated with employee wellbeing and wellness.

FortisTCI President and CEO Eddinton Powell said, “These ISO certifications are a corporate achievement that required the full support and engagement of all team members, and reflect our everyday commitment to having a well-run utility that meets the needs of all our stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders and the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands, whom we are proud to serve.”

Premier Contracting Services Ltd is seeking the following qualified technician Electrical Technician Supervisor Maintain the day-to-day operations and to assume responsibility for maintaining the physical assets of the properties under the direction of Premier Contracting Services Ltd. Duties and Skill set required

Nadidja Parker She continued her studies at the University of Winchester, UK and graduated in October 2016 with a Bachelors of Arts Single Honours Degree in Journalism and a Broadcast Journalist Training Accreditation allowing her to practice Journalism anywhere in the world. During her 4 years at the University of Winchester, Parker had the opportunity to work with professionals from a variety of employers in the UK broadcast industry including BBC, ITV, ITN, Aljazeera, Sky News, Channel 4 News, The Guardian, National Union of Journalists and Heart Radio. Following her studies in the UK, Ms. Parker returned home to the Turks and Caicos Islands where she worked as a Broadcast Journalist/Reporter and News Anchor with People’s Television Network. Eventually being offered a full time position as Newsroom Supervisor/ Manager until April 2019. Parker was nominated and subsequently selected to receive the National Young Achiever’s Medal at the 2017 National Honours and Awards. She volunteers with Junior Achievers Turks and Caicos and actively participates in developmental youth programmes.

• Provides supervision to the Electrical Technicians and all relevant electrical equipment • Assumes all general responsibilities of an Electrical Technician training within the department • Ensures that adequate materials and tools to execute work are on site. Enforce that all jobs reported as well as completed are logged • Regularly reviews Electrical Technicians general assignments. • Check work done by Contractors to ensure Safety standard and Regulation • Ensure power and lighting system is to 100% on site • Inspect and report loss of power from Utility lines such as primary/ secondary cause by fallen switch, open/blown fuse and defective transformer to relevant Utility company/Contractor • Knowledge of Procurement Management and Project Management • Implementation of Energy (e.g. Renewable, Efficiency, Conservation and Management) and Plan Preventive Maintenance Systems • Maintain Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPSs), Generators/ Alternators, Diesel Engines, Power Transmission, Power Distribution, Renewable Power (e.g. Solar/Wind), Electrical and Electronic Circuits (e.g. Starting Gate) • Installation of Domestic, Commercial and Industrial Wiring Systems • Installation of Control Systems such as Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)

This Position is currently held by a Work Permit holder. Interested Belongers must submit their application to the Immigration Board. Salary rate: 9hr Please submit applications via email atmaintenance@ khcapital.com Deadline for Submission of application May 27th, 2019


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TCIG commissions Cost of Service Study of FortisTCI The Ministry of Infrastructure Housing and Planning contracted the services of BDR North America to conduct a Cost of Service Study of the electricity service provider FortisTCI. The cost of service study is intended to give the Turks and Caicos Islands Government information on the cost of providing electricity services by customer group as well as by location across the FortisTCI service

territories. According to Energy and Utilities Commissioner, Malike Cummings, the scope of services for the assignment goes beyond a typical cost of service study, and requires the consultant to conduct a prudency assessment of FortisTCI which will entail a benchmarking exercise with comparable electricity utilities. The three-member consulting

team comprise senior experts with collective experience of over 87 years in finance and economics, cost of service studies; electricity tariffs; regulatory and utility policy, amongst others areas. The team is led by independent power industry specialist, Mr. Arvid Kruze. A government press release said the consultants visited the Turks and Caicos Islands during the week of April 23, 2019 for meetings

and information gathering with the Ministry of Infrastructure Housing and Planning officials, the Energy and Utilities Department and for joint meetings with the Management of FortisTCI. The team also had a detailed tour of FortisTCI power generating plant on Providenciales to get a firsthand view and understanding of the electric utility facilities and key operations.

Dominique Gardiner appointed Crown Counsel in AG’s Chambers Dominique Gardiner has been appointed Crown Counsel with the Turks and Caicos Islands Government’s Attorney General’s Chambers. Commenting on her appointment, Gardiner said; “The opportunity to serve as Crown Counsel within the Attorney General’s Chambers is one that I am truly grateful for. I am eager to contribute to the Chambers’ efforts of upholding the rule of law in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and to working along with highly skilled, experienced and hard working professionals. My aim going forward is to provide high caliber legal support and representation to the Public Service as I develop in this profession.” Gardiner, the daughter of Alpheus and Clara Gardiner, obtained her undergraduate degree with honours

in Law with Accounting & Finance from the University of Liverpool in June 2016 and in July of 2017 completed the Legal Practice Course along with an MSc in Law and Business from the University of Law in Manchester, United Kingdom. Deputy Governor Her Excellency Anya Williams said; “We are pleased to formally welcome Dominique to the Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Service. Ms. Gardiner interned with the Attorney General’s Chambers, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Financial Services Commission during her studies and after completing did a joint pupilage with the Attorney General Chambers and Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in pursuit of being called to the Turks and Caicos Islands Bar which was accomplished in July

2018. Ms. Gardiner was temporarily appointed to the post of Crown Counsel prior to her appointment and we are pleased to now have her permanently join our Chambers team.” Attorney General Hon. Rhondalee Braithwaite, QC, said; “It is a pleasure to welcome Dominique Gardiner into the Civil team in Chambers. The employment and development of bright young Turks and Caicos Islander attorneys is a core goal of our succession planning. Dominique comes to the post with a stellar academic record and has made an impressive start. She will add value to the work being done by the civil division and in Chambers generally. We are very pleased that she has chosen to start her career with us.”

Dominique Gardiner

Governor supports hurricane preparedness efforts With the start of the 2019 The shelter visits will be hosted by Atlantic Hurricane Season almost upon staff from the Department of Disaster us, His Excellency the Governor Dr. Management & Emergencies (DDME) John Freeman, accompanied by Mrs. and the Public Works Department Freeman, has begun a programme of (PWD), who will update the Governor visits to hurricane shelters throughout on shelter preparations. TCI to review the country’s state of The Governor commented: readiness to protect the inhabitants of “Despite some forecasters predicting a the islands in the event of a hurricane below average season, it is vital that we ensure that shelter facilities are or tropical storm hitting TCI. The programme of shelter visits equipped and ready for the public to will run throughout the month of May, use in the event of an emergency. I and will include all proposed shelters. would like again to commend the

workof the DDME, along with other departments, in preparing for this year’s hurricane season, as we continue to rebound from the storms of 2017. Also commendable are their continuing efforts to raise public awareness of steps that every family can take to ensure their safety at this time. My shelter visits thus far have reassured me that preparations are on track, but we cannot be complacent. I intend to visit as many shelters as possible during this month and hope to see the same level

of readiness across all the islands. I also want to remind residents that they too must remain vigilant in ensuring their own safety and the safety of their loved ones.” This year’s programme of shelter visits began on Wednesday, 8th May, with a visit to the Common Room of the TCI Community College and the H.J. Robinson High School Auditorium, which currently hosts the House of Assembly.

‘HE the Governor, Mrs. Freeman and contingent, listen to DDME Deputy Director, Ms. Rikardia Pardo, explain plans on how the Common Room would be utilized.’

‘PWD representative explain repairs made to the Common Room.’

‘HE the Governor inquires about the readiness of the Auditorium building.’

‘DDME Deputy Director, Ms. Rikardia Pardo, explains how the House of Assembly could be converted to shelter readiness within 24 hours.’


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Irvin Coalbrooke Jr.

Marva Parker

Needs immediately a Labourer In Grand Turk With multiple skills To work six days per week At minimum wage ($6.25) per hour Please Contact Tel: 242-6987/241 5189 This position is new Interested Turks and Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board

In South Caicos Is seeking a Labourer Duties may include cleaning and preparing a job site, loading and delivering materials, and using a variety of tools and machines To work 5 days per week Salary $7.00 per hour Please Contact: 347-3154 This position is new Interested Turks and Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board

MARINE DECKHAND

NOTICE

Turks Fleet Ltd is seeking candidates for the above position. Tasks include but are not limited to: Respond to all General Alarms and emergency situations, responsible for tying up / untying the vessel at the various ports and also assist with locks, maintain all decks and outside structures, keeping them safe, clean and neatly painted, handle splice and repair all lines used in mooring the vessel and make bumpers from spent line, maintain life rafts and life preservers in a state of readiness and availability for immediate use at all times, perform any duties or tasks deemed necessary by the deck Officers.

Regulation 8 of the Physical Planning (Development Permission) Regulations, 2014

Remuneration: $6.50 per hour based on experience and qualifications. Kindly forward resumes and qualification to oa@ fchamberslaw.com, copying same to the Turks and Caicos Islands Labour Department and Immigration Board.

An Application, REGISTERED NC 1145, by SANDY POINT INVESTORS (HOLDINGS) LTD. for the development of A Three Storey Hotel containing Sixty-Two (62) Bedrooms, plus Basement, Swimming Pool, Reception, Restaurant, Bar and Spa & Ancillary Facilities, has been submitted to the Department of Planning for consideration of Outline Development Permission on parcels 50109/21, 22, 125 and 50104/7/1, Sandy Point, North Caicos. Anyone wishing to make representation(s) may do so in writing to the Director of Planning, South Base, Grand Turk or through the Department of Planning, Emily House, Leeward Highway, Providenciales, within twenty eight (28) days of publication of this Notice.

DELUXE EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING SERVICES Is seeking on behalf of Business Solutions and Repairs Ltd. Candidates to fill the following positions: Store Manager: The successful applicant must have a minimum of over five (5) years experience in store management within retail outlets. Responsibilities and functions include but not limited to the following: • To consistently offer professional, cordial and engaging services • General concept of computer analysis, quick books, basic graphic art, merchandising, specific, inventory knowledge base and ordering He or she must have the ability to multitask. Salary ranges from $10.00 - $12.00 per hr. Computer Engineers and Technicians: The successful applicants must have the requisite qualifications and experience to perform the following duties: •Maintain and repair all computer network and databases for the company and customers •Plan and develop various hardware /software systems and programs •Make systems more efficient in keeping with current data processing methods and machinery for sales forecasting, payroll, program languages etc. •Assist with staff training

MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL Emerald Cay is seeking candidates for the above position. Tasks include but are not limited to plumbing work, painting, flooring repair and upkeep, electrical repairs and heating and air conditioning system maintenance. Remuneration: $6.50 per hour based on experience and qualifications. Kindly forward resumes and qualification to oa@fchamberslaw.com, copying same to the Turks and Caicos Islands Labour Department and Immigration Board.

NOTICE

Salary ranges from $10.00 - $12.00 per hr. Artist and Graphic Artist: Candidates recruited for these positions should be well focus, a good attention span with the ability to: •Manually sketch drawings for final designing •Create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand •Produce designs that get the clients’ messages across with high visual impact He or she must be able to work under pressure and meet set deadline Salary ranges from $8.00 - $10.00 Salesperson and Sales Clerks: The successful applicants must have excellent customer service skills, with the ability to: •Engage the customer interest •Master the art of selling goods and services •Properly organize and keep inventory of merchandise on display and general stock. Salary ranges from $ 7:00 - $8.00 per hr General / Domestic workers and Labourers: We seek to employ unskilled workers to perform the following duties: •General cleaning and maintenance of the building both inside and out •And other duties associated with unskilled chores Salary $6.25 per hr. All successful candidates must be willing to work on a shift basis and weekends. Telephone number 946-8876

or

Contact: Email: deluxebusinesscenter@tciway.tc

Regulation 8 of the Physical Planning (Development Permission) Regulations, 2018 An Application, REGISTERED PR 13997, by THE YARD LTD for the development of Change of Zoning from Medium Density Residential to Tourism Related Development For a Full Service Hotel with Eighty - Seven (87) Bedrooms, Six (6) stories plus Basement including Swimming Pool, Reception, Restaurant, Bar Gym & Kids Center, Spa and Villas, has been submitted to the Department of Planning for consideration of Development Permission on Block & Parcel (TITLE No.) 60801/ 76, THE BIGHT & THOMAS STUBBS, Lower Bight Road, PROVIDENCIALES. Anyone wishing to make representation(s) may do so in writing to the Director of Planning, South Base, Grand Turk or through the Department of Planning, Leeward Highway, Emily House, Providenciales, within twenty­eight (28) days of publication of this Notice. Notice

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The TCIG Budget – The good, the bad and the ugly By Drexwell Seymour For the past couple of years, the budget of Turks and Caicos Islands has been growing at a rate of more than 4%. Only one year the budget remained unchanged and that was 2017/18 because of the Hurricanes. The biggest increase in the budget was in 2016/17 at a rate of 12%. In 2013/14, Budget (B) was 209M and Actual (A) was 202M, 2014/15, B was 218M and A was $246M. In 2015/16. B was 228M and A was $264. In 2016/17, B was $255M and A was $263M. In 2017/18, B was $273M and Actual was $277M. In 2018/19, B was $273 and Actual was $277M. In 2018/19 B was $273M and A was $309M and in 2019/20 B is $303M representing an increase of 11%. The increases in our budget on annual basis indicate a continuous positive trend in our country. This article will examine the Good, the Bad and Ugly Elements of the Budget The G=good Accommodation tax and import duties continue to dominate the budget representing 69,403,664 and 78,485,921 respectively. This is a good indicator that tourism is expected to increase. The legislation for Credit Unions was passed in August 2016 and now two and half years later, regulations for credit union are expected to be implemented by June. Another great initiative is the

provision for the Trade Vocational Institute. This is indeed a great milestone and is long overdue. This budget has provision for the establishment of a Ministry of Housing and Trade. We have such a major housing shortage issue, pricing of housing and an increase in illegal shacks in our country. Hopefully the Ministry will address these issues. Well done on the creation of these ministries. The Government intends to review the Procurement Ordinance and the cost of living assessment. Should these initiatives become activated, this will be great for all residents. The bad Given the changes in the allinclusive accommodation tax rate, I am not sure the budgeted accommodation tax will be realized. Work permit continues to be a major revenue earner for the Government projecting $30, 142,059 which is an increase over last year’s budget and last year’s actuals. The majority of this is for work permits fees and permanent residence fees. Does this mean more workers are expected to come to TCI? Are the fees increasing? Should we encourage and promote locals living abroad in The Bahamas, USA and UK to return home? Perhaps offer some sort of incentives. $3million was spent to purchase a school building a few days before year end with the intent to accommodate the vocational institute. That building is not suited

for a vocational institute in its current state. Since the Government has already purchased the building, I recommend the Government retain the building as a permanent place for Oseta Jolly. The Oseta Jolly location in Blue Hills can be used for expansion of the Clement Howell since they plan to introduce A-level in the secondary school. I also heard the former Minister of Education recommended that form 3 should be at Clement High. I highly recommend that the Government find suited land perhaps next to the Long Bay High School to construct the vocational Institute. If the Government is building a complex and has already purchased three buildings on the island of Providenciales, then why Property rentals are increasing in 2019/20 to $5.2M and remain so in 2020/21. There is slight decline in 2021/22. The ugly NHIB and Hospital charges are the second largest expenditure of the budget in the amount of $54,880,168, with $33,254,427 for NHIB and 21,625,741 for Hospital. This line item is steady over the next three years. Does this imply that the overseas medical treatment costs are not expected to decline? Are there no plans to expand additional services at the Hospital? The integrity commission made recommendations to changes in the parliamentarians’ allowances since June 2016.

Drexwell Seymour These were approved at this budget hearing. I know there are some parliamentarians who have made and are making sacrifices in their career and time to serve in Parliament but I think in comparison to the rest of the Caribbean, our parliamentarians are adequately compensated. I don’t see the need to make any changes at this time for any allowances let alone making them retroactively. Conclusion I hope this financial year is not like previous years in which projects never materialized and some believe it is due to the absence of project managers. Perhaps Government needs to change the procurement ordinance and outsource project management similar to what was done many years ago.

WORK PERMIT ADVERTISEMENT REQUIREMENT The Ministry of Border Control and Employment is reminding employers, as well as the general public, that the Immigration Ordinance 2015 which was brought into force on April 1, 2016 established new conditions for advertising jobs which must be met when recruiting new staff or seeking a work permit renewal. For clarity, Section 28 (2) of the Immigration Ordinance states the following. The advertisement condition is satisfied if the employer has advertised the position in at least two consecutive issues of a newspaper published in and sold or distributed on the Islands and the advertisement— (a) describes the nature of the position available in sufficient detail to enable persons reading the advertisement to have a reasonable indication of the nature of the work and conditions of employment; (b) contains the name of the employer and details of the whereabouts of the office or other place to which the application is to be submitted together with contact details, including telephone and fax numbers and an email address; (c) sets out clearly the salary package relating to the position; (d) invites prospective applicants who are Islanders to send copies of their applications to the Board; and (e ) state whether the position is currently held by a work permit holder. For further information or questions, please refer to the following Website: http://www.gov.tc/work-permits infobordercontrol@gov.tc

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Milano Diamond Gallery is interested in hiring persons to fill the position of Sales person, Jewelry Designer Salesperson The successful candidates will be responsible for providing customer service and selling high end jewelry Candidates for Sales Person requirements: •At least 4 passes at CXC including maths and English •Good Communication skills •Friendly and able to work in a team •Sales experience would be an asset Jewelry Designer The successful candidate will work to ensure that gemstones are set and polished, and also adjust or repair necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings. Candidates for Brand training Officer Requirements •Over 3 years experience in similar position •Diplomas in Jewelry Design •Must have knowledge to gem and jewelry brands •Must be able to develop sales strategies This position is being sought for a first time work permit holder All candidates must be willing to work with an irregular cruise ship schedule. Candidates for all positions must be friendly and able to work with a team and also speak excellent English, while proficiency in other languages will be considered a plus. Applications can be submitted to Milano Diamond Gallery, Grand Turk Cruise Center 946-2276 Please also submit a copy of your application to TCI work permit board


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All applicants will be required to successfully obtain a clear background and drug test and for non-Turks and Caicos nationals will require a work permit. Experience in a similar or relevant position is a prerequisite; relevant educational and/or professional qualification is also a plus. To be considered, please visit our career page to apply for our current open positions https://comohotelsparrotcay-careers.silkroad.com Any other questions, you may also contact Human Resources below: careers@comoparrotcay.com

Key Requirements for all Positions Understand and support the COMO Vision and Values (passion, creativity and style). Commitment to high level of guest service excellence. Show continuous unyielding care for our guest and employees, by focusing on the COMO Experience – Cuisine, Activities and Wellness, underpinned by Service. Create a supportive and respectful environment within your department and lead by example so that your employees have a role model. Capable to read, write and speak English and the ability to interact within a diverse team environment. Must be able to organize/prioritize tasks with detail All Applicants, who are Islanders, are to send a copy of their application to the TCI Labour Board Culinary Team Commis Chef, Demi-Chef and Chef de Partie • Maintaining high standards of hygiene • Two to five years’ experience in a luxury hotel/restaurant setting • Preparing the ingredients for a more senior chef • Measuring dish ingredients and portion sizes accurately • Supporting deliveries and stock rotation • Oversee a section of the kitchen, be it pastry, butchery, fish, sauces, Vegetable • Proven work experience in this position • Hands-on experience with various kitchen equipment (e.g. grillers and pasta makers) • Advanced knowledge of culinary, baking and pastry techniques • Ability to remain calm and undertake various tasks and excellent time management abilities • Up-to-date knowledge of cooking techniques and recipes • Familiarity with sanitation regulations • Culinary school diploma preferred Kitchen Steward and Kitchen Helper • Ensure the kitchen is clean, well maintained and organised at all times. • Ensure floors are dry and clean at all times. • Operate pot-washing machinery and maintain a hygienic working environment in accordance with hygiene regulations and company standards. • Adhere to all sanitation guidelines. • Assist the Cooks and Servers as and when necessary. • Collects and removes trash from all areas of the operation following established procedures. • The right candidate should have a positive attitude, Communicates effectively, work under pressure and Priorities and works efficiently with limited supervision. • Previous experience in similar role and Knowledge of Basic Food Hygiene. Food and Beverage Team Food and Beverage Server and Bartender • Solid food and beverage acumen with a passion in luxury hotel hospitality. • Menu and wine knowledge, an asset • Cleaning tables and dining area, setting tables • Supporting special events • Being able to stand and walk for long periods of time • Having the capacity to lift heavy items on occasion • Providing excellent guest service • Obtaining appropriate food and beverage licenses • Possessing general math skills • Having some sales ability Butler Team Butler • Meet guests when they arrive and getting them settled in their rooms, villas, homes. And also when checking out. • Anticipate guests’ needs by learning their preferences, allergies, dislikes, etc. • Have a strong Housekeeping Department acumen and arrange amenities for guests • Have a thorough understanding of all spirits and specialty foods in stock. Run errands for guests when necessary • Keep up-to-date on all hotel policies on safety and hygiene • Perform all duties with discretion, professionalism and a pleasant demeanor • Five Years experience as a Butler or similar role in the hospitality industry. • Ability to handle sensitive matters with efficiency and discretion • Knowledge of food and wine pairings is a plus. Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in hotel management Boating Team Boat Crew • Assisting with the operation and navigation of the vessel as directed by the Captain by reading the compass, navigational charts and other Marine instruments. • Ensuring the vessels are kept clean and seaworthy. • Verifying the accuracy of information received by telephone/radio for transmission. • Standing on gangway watches to prevent unauthorized persons from boarding ships while they are in port. • Inspecting vessels to ensure efficient and safe operation of vessels and equipment, and conformance to regulations. • Maintaining a record of vessel activities and other require data in the ship log, • Lowering and manning lifeboats when emergencies occur.Carrying out maintenance and repairs around the vessels daily. • Loading or unloading luggage and materials in and out vessels. Being an extra eye for Security. Passion for the sea. Loss and Prevention Team Security Officer (must reside in North Caicos) • Follow all protocols as prepared and presented in the Policies and Procedures Manual. • Adequately prepare security related incident reports, log book entries, gas logs, and other required paperwork. • Protect and preserve the safety and security of all guests, visitors, and employees of COMO Parrot Cay • Take “good faith” actions as it relates directly to the safety and security of all guests, visitors, and employees • Conduct patrol of assigned Parrot Cay property by stationary patrol, roving patrol, foot patrol, by other means deemed necessary by Security Manager. • Conduct patrols assigned areas on foot, checking for fires, vandalism, suspicious activity or persons or safety/fire hazards. • Investigates and/or reports hazards, unusual or suspicious circumstances to Security Supervisor. • Checks of gates, doors and windows of buildings, and other related areas to ensure they are tightly closed and locked, according to security policies and directives. • Observes activity and traffic in assigned area to enforce Parrot Cay rules/regulations. Able to work various shifts • Previous security team experience required, in a luxury resort an asset. Housekeeping Team Turndown Attendant • Consistently offer professional, friendly and engaging service • Consistently prepare each guest room for turndown service and ensure service standards are followed • Refresh towels, water and other amenities as required • Ensure the guest’s bed is turn downed properly for their return. Take accurate room status reports at the end of the shift • Follow departmental policies and procedures and Report necessary maintenance items. Follow all safety and sanitation policies • Previous housekeeping experience an asset • Excellent communication and organizational skills. Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities • Highly responsible and reliable (able to work split shifts as needed) • Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to): Constant standing and walking throughout shift. Occasional lifting and carrying up to 30 lbs. Frequent kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting. Occasional ascending or descending ladders, stairs/ramps Guest Services Leeward Manager (must reside in Provo) Guest Relations Officer • Review arrival lists to welcome guests. Provide information about amenities, area and venues and promote services • Attend to special guests (e.g. VIPs) and answer their inquiries • Help prepare welcome folders with collateral (e.g. room service menus, area descriptions) • Anticipate guest needs and build rapport with customers • Offer assistance with certain tasks (e.g. confirming travel arrangements, taking messages) • Address customer complaints and escalate to Guest Relations Manager when needed • Record information in the logbook daily and Ensure compliance with health and quality standards • Proven experience as a Guest Relations Officer. Familiarity with luxury hospitality industry standards • Proficiency in English; knowledge of additional languages is a plus • Excellent organizational and time-management skills • Diploma or BSc/BA in Hospitality Management is preferred Engineering Team Kitchen and Laundry Technician • Maintain proper preventative maintenance to laundry and equipment and boilers • Maintain proper amount of chemical injection on boiler feed tank and proper conductivity at boilers • Preventative maintenance to steam traps and steam lines • Must have an excellent working knowledge of the kitchens, equipment, food productions, sanitation, hygiene and safety • Ensure the maintenance of a clean, sanitary kitchen by assisting the Stewarding Team • Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts. • Minimum three years’ experience. MSDS awareness an asset • Knowledge and experience in repair and maintenance including preventative maintenance of property systems and equipment Salaries range: US$13K to US$26K per annum. Salary is negotiable and based on experience and qualification.

Conservation Manager • Develop (aquatic/marine-terrestrial) initiatives with internal and external partners. • Provide strategic oversight, measurement and evaluation of (aquatic/marine-terrestrial) conservation projects. • Chair the COMO Approach committee and action local and group-wide sustainability initiatives. • Partner with Recreation, Excursion and Play by COMO teams to create and improve activities while focusing on exceptional guest experience. • Incorporate methodologies for upcycling programs • Make sure hotel guests and colleagues can depend on you when challenges arise or when decisions are needed. • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Environmental Science or related field. • Experience working in environmental sustainability, conservation or corporate social responsibility along with aquatic/marine and/or terrestrial collections and international conservation groups. Guest Services Team Duty Manager • Maintain visible image of management at all times. Assist employees and guests by handling guest feedback, both written and verbal and include investigations into guest complaints. • Ensure documentation of all guest related issues. Assist with any collateral assignments • Meet, greet and room VIPs and making courtesy calls to guests • Conduct daily briefings presenting business issues, hotel information and coach and train colleagues on guest handling skills. Conduct investigations when Front Desk colleagues are unable to balance their cashiering ledger and/or cash float. • Coach and train colleagues and carry out disciplinary actions when necessary. • Minimum Diploma in related field or University degree. Minimum 3years of luxury experience • Sound Computer Knowledge, i.e. well versed with windows, internet explorer and word • Knowledge of Opera would be of advantage • Read, write, speak English fluently, second language an asset. Food and Beverage Team Events Manager • Plan event from start to finish according to requirements, target audience and objectives • Come up with suggestions to enhance the event’s success. Prepare budgets and ensure adherence • Source and negotiate with vendors and suppliers • Be in charge of hiring personnel. Coordinate all operations • Lead promotional activities for the eventSupervise all staff (event coordinators, caterers etc.) • Approve all aspects before the day of the event • Ensure event is completed smoothly and step up to resolve any problems that might occur • Analyze the event’s success and prepare reports • Proven experience as event manager and skilled in project management • Knowledge of KPIs and marketing techniques for event management • Computer savvy; proficient in MS Office and Opera • BSc/BA in PR, marketing, hospitality management or related field is preferred Spa Team Assistant Spa Manager • Ensure high standard of service and high quality of treatments at all times. • Ensure employees are professional, courteous and attentive to every guest’s needs. • Take service recovery action should there be a glitch or guest complaint. • Ensure health and safety standards are maintained at all times and also ensure staff levels are sufficient and appropriate to promote smooth flow of daily operation. (Approve monthly roster) • Be able to work split shift while maintaining service standards excellence • Ensure the spa areas and facilities are properly maintained and well organized in order to provide an optimal environment to guests and employee. • Previous leadership experience in a spa required • University/College degree in a related discipline an asset, along with knowledge of LQA • Computer literate in Microsoft Office, RA and Opera applications required • Excellent communication and organizational skills and strong interpersonal and problem-solving abilities. • Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times Finance Team Storeroom and Inventory Supervisor • Communication with other departmental supervisors, employees from other departments and occasional vendor representatives • Utilizes and is subject matter expert for Inventory System • Coordinates receiving and delivery of materials • Manages Stores inventory and Store Room security system/procedures • Organising the whole delivery process in store • Managing, developing and motivating the stockroom team, making sure they understand the importance of stockroom processes and safety • Driving sales by ensuring stock is processed quickly and efficiently and ensuring our goal in getting stock ‘on the floor in 24’, is achieved • Knowledge of ACCPAC and SAGE an asset • Strong communication skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience • Training and/or experience in leadership Cost Controller • Review the daily intake of products into the hotel and ensure accurate pricing and quantity of goods received • Control the stores by ensuring accuracy of inventory and stock control and the pricing of good received • Alert Cost Controller of slow-moving goods and goods nearing expiry dates to reduce waste and alter product purchasing to accommodate • Manage cost reporting on a weekly basis and Attend finance meetings, as required • Maintain good communication and working relationships with all hotel areas • Act in accordance with fire, health and safety regulations and follow the correct procedures when required • Previous experience in a high-volume cost control function within a hotel environment • Computer literate, with good MS Excel skills • Strong organisational skills • Ability to develop strong working relationships with internal and external customers • Previous experience in a high-volume cost control function within a hotel environment • Computer literate, with good MS Excel skills • Strong organisational skills • Ability to develop strong working relationships with internal and external customers Assistant Financial Controller • Oversee the day to day operation of the accounting department. • Review the work of the Night Audit Staff, Payroll, General Cashier, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable.Verify the coding of accounts payable invoices • Review status of accounts receivables on a regular basis. • On a regular basis review the payroll and daily deposits for accuracy. • Communicate with other department heads to resolve any concerns or issues that may come up from time to time. Prepare all journal entries for closing each accounting period. Reconcile bank accounts and Credit Card accounts on a daily basis to ensure that we received all monies owed. • Assist in inventory counts each month and quarter as needed. • Prepare and file all taxes as required by state, county and local laws and regulations. Prepare monthly account reconciliation of all balance sheet accounts. • Needs to play the role of the Controller in his absence and run an efficient and organized accounting department. Assist the controller in any audits conducted by internal, external or government auditors. • Respond to and monitor of credit charge-back disputes. Assist HR with processing payroll • Perform any and all other jobs assigned by Controller and the Management staff of the Hotel. • Bachelor's degree in accounting/finance/business, along with a minimum of two years' experience. Hotel experience is a plus. • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications such as ACCPAC, Sage. Word, Excel, and Outlook and HRIS system Ability analyze and resolve issues that come up with regard to all aspects accounting and finance. • Availability to work long shifts, nights and weekends if needed. • At least five to ten years of financial and management experience with the day-to-day financial operations in a luxury hospitality environment. Salaries range: US$28,000 to US$38,000 per annum. Salary is negotiable and based on experience and qualification


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We hire smiles!!!

Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa, the only 6 Diamond All-inclusive property in the Caribbean is inviting applications from Turks and Caicos Islanders for the following vacant positions. We hire the personality and train the individual. Applicants must have a clean police record and a good command of the English language both written and spoken. In addition candidates must be able to obtain a clean background check, work nights, public holidays and week-ends. The Resort thanks everyone for their interest in advance and advises that applicants will be contacted for an interview via Text Message. The Entertainment Department requires:  

The Kitchen Department requires:

Assistant Entertainment Manager Animations Manager

Reports to:

Executive Chef

Reports to:

Director of Entertainment

The Animations Manager is responsible for the daily operations of the Sesame Street Characters. He/she is reports to the Entertainment Manager and together they oversee all the Sesame Street Programs in addition to working with the rest of the Entertainment Areas, Photography, Sales, Food and Beverage, Public Relations, among some others. The Assistant Entertainment Manger reports to the Entertainment Manager and together they oversee all the Entertainment, Animation, Kids Kamp and Stage Areas, in addition to working with Photography, Sales, Food and Beverage, Public Relations, among some others Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Associates Degree or higher preferred; • Minimum three years’ work experience managing an stage productions (Assistant Manager); • Minimum three years’ work experience managing an animation team; • Knowledge of the Sesame Street franchise The Assistant Entertainment and Animations Manager positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders.

Managing Director

Under the guidance of policies created by the Director of Culinary at SRI, and within the limits of established HACCAP policies, procedures and the Food and Beverage manual, oversees and directs all aspects of the kitchen operation at the level of standard and quality established by the company. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Graduate of an internationally recognized culinary institution or equivalent, technical training/school; • Ten years’ experience as Executive Chef in an international first class hotel/resort The Executive Chef position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder. The salary for the position indicated above is dependent on skills and experience and is negotiable. The Dining Room and Banquets Department requires:  

Supervisor Shift Leader

The salary for these positions ranges between $23,000.00 and $38,000.00

Reports to:

The Watersports Department requires:

Is responsible to assist with Dining Room supervisor the coordination, planning, organizing and control the activities of the restaurant.

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Watersports Manager Dive shop Manager

Reports to:

Managing Director

The Watersports Manager will be in charge of the overall experience and quality of the water park, pools, beach, boats, dive equipment and machinery. This individual will also be responsible for establishing and maintaining systems, processes and policies for the smooth and timely operating of all. The Dive Shop Manager will be in charge of the overall experience and quality of the boats, dive equipment and machinery. This individual will also assist with establishing and maintaining systems, processes and policies for the smooth and timely operating of them. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Minimum 3 year experience managing a watersports and/or dive operation • Minimum of 1 year managing a waterpark (Watersports Manager) • Certified PADI/NAUI Instructor ; • Minimum 4 years instructor experience and minimum 4 years Master Scuba Diver Trainer The Watersports Manager position is currently held by a Work Permit. The Dive Shop Manager position is currently vacant and recruitment is taking place at this time. Should a suitable on-island candidate not be found a work permit will be applied. The salary for these positions range from $35,000.00 to $55,000.00 The Kitchen Department requires: 

Sous Chef

Reports to:

Executive Chef

Under the guidance and supervision of the Executive Chef and within the limits of established Sandals Resorts policies and procedures, oversees and directs all aspects of the kitchen operation at the level of standard and quality established by the company.

Restaurant Manager

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • One year experience in similar capacity • Holds the CHS and/or CHDT certifications (supervisor) • Extensive food & beverage/wine knowledge; These positions are currently held by a Work Permit Holder (however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. The range for this position is $6.75 to $8.75 per hour The Housekeeping Department requires:  

Linen Room Controller Shift Leader

Reports to:

Executive Housekeeper

Assist the Executive Housekeeper in the day to day operations of the Housekeeping Department, thus ensuring the satisfaction of the guests. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Three (3) years’ experience in Housekeeping and Laundry inventory management (Linen Room Controller) • Holds the CHS and/or CHDT certifications (Linen Room Controller) • Minimum of 1 year supervisory Housekeeping experience in a first class resort (Shift Leader); • Knowledge of chemicals and other cleaning agents and their usage; The Linen Room Controller and Shift Leader positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders (however more than one is required {Shift Leader}). Recruitment to fill this position is underway at this time. The range for these positions is $6.25 to $13.50 per hour

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Culinary institution or equivalent technical schooling or apprenticeship training preferred • Three to five years’ experience as a manager/supervisor in an international first-class hotel/resort.

The Stewarding Department requires:

This positions is currently held by a Work Permit Holder (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time.

The Stewarding Supervisor assists the Stewarding Manager in maintaining a clean & sanitized kitchen by directing & coordinating the activities of the stewarding personnel and simultaneously maximizing the department’s operating efficiency.

The salary for this position ranges between $23,000.00 and $38,000.00

Salon Technician (Hair Stylist)

Reports to:

Supervisor

Reports to:

Stewarding Manager

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Holds CHS and CHDT certifications • Three (3) years in a similar position. • Checks the proper operation of the dish machine/cleaning equipment daily & follows up with Engineering to correct all maintenance issues;

The Spa Department requires: 

Spa Manager

The Salon Technician is responsible for providing hair services to guests while maintaining a commitment to guest satisfaction and world-class service.

The Supervisor position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder (however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time.

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Must have a valid License/Certificate in your field of expertise;

The range for this position is $7.00 to $9.50 per hour

This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder. The range for this position is $6.25 to $6.75 per hour plus commissions

Applications giving full details of qualifications and experience should be sent to: mmvaughn@grp.sandals.com or placed in the secure drop box at the service gate or Fax to: The Labour Commissioner 941-4870 Attn: M McClean-Vaughn The Human Resources Labour Department Providenciales Turks and Caicos Islands

and

Department Beaches Turks and Caicos P.O. Box 186 Lower Bight Road

and should reach not later than May 17th 2019


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Page 19 This position is currently held by an expatriate worker Qualified Islanders need only to apply copying applications to the Commissioner of Labour & Work Permit Board Zone 2 Salary Range: $6.25 per hour DATE OPEN: May 1, 2019 START DATE: ASAP POSITION: Houseman PROPERTY: Grace Bay Club

OPEN JOB POSITIONS DATE OPEN: April 15, 2019 START DATE: June 1, 2019 POSITION: Group Director of Construction, Development & Design PROPERTY: Grace Bay Resorts Job Overview: This is a senior position with a market leading resort management & development company in Turks & Caicos. Grace Bay Resorts was formed in 2001 and has developed and currently manages a proprietary real estate portfolio of 3 operating luxury resorts and a 4th under development, plus a division managing branded super luxury single family residential properties. It is also adding a 5th property, currently under development by a 3rd-party, which is also anticipated to be operational in the next 3 years. The company employs some 550 staff, the majority of which are hospitality staff. The company generates annual revenue stream of over $60 million USD from resort operations and development sales, which is expected to grow to nearly $100 million USD. This position will work directly with the CEO and focuses specifically on the all responsibilities of the development division and its activities. The development division works in concert with hospitality operations on a daily basis. As the company is essentially a hotel development and management firm, it is in the people business. The ideal employee would possess strong people skills, in addition to the technical skills as described below. A positive attitude is critical and an ability to communicate with his/her co-workers and hotel guests will be essential to success in this role. Versatility, ability and an open mind to working in a multi-cultural environment is critical. REQUIRED SKILLS & EDUCATION - University/college diploma of minimum 4 years in one of the following: o Architecture o Quantity Surveying o Project Management o Civil engineering o Mechanical engineering - Project management experience of minimum 5 years required. - Resort development project management experience ideal - Read and write English proficiently, Spanish is a plus Job Description: 1.New Development Project Responsibilities: The position will be overseeing all construction, in working with the appointed QS and the appointed contractors, reporting to the CEO. Position will be communicating and working with other development, marketing & hospitality team members on a daily basis. Key component to role will be to facilitate transition between construction, development and operations as projects complete and open for resort activity. Current development projects include: •Rock House: This is a new resort project consisting of 37 for-sale luxury cottages plus full hotel amenities on a 14-acre oceanfront site. Construction commencing in April 2019 and to complete in early 2021. •Point Grace: currently an operating resort property with expansion to occur. Project will be in a pre-development stage for the next 2 years, with expansion to commence in 2021 and will consist of a 34 new condominiums, new resort amenities as well as renovations of existing infrastructure. 2.GBR-branded (non-proprietary) properties in transition between construction & operations: Responsibilities consist of overseeing the transition period of GBR-branded properties where construction has recently been completed, hospitality operations has assumed management and the properties are in a warrantee period. Position will be expected to oversee and hold contractor accountable for works found not satisfactory to GBR for operations. To the extent those properties have passed the warrantee stage (normally 6-12 months) and entered the “operational stage” (ie. daily rentals are occurring and GBR has deployed a management team) any maintenance items, including general maintenance, appliance and equipment maintenance, IT or other will be the responsibility of GBR personnel. 3.New third party developments to-be-managed by GBR: Responsibilities are to act as liaison between GBR and third party developers where GBR is employed as brand and manager. Specifically, the position will facilitate design input, input on OS&E procurement & purchasing pursuant to GBR standards, assist with IT requirements and coordination of IT installation with GBR IT staff, work with GBR pre-opening team in preparing for opening & any other task required of third party developer in order to ensure smooth transition of a property from construction to operations. 4.Existing Operating Resorts & Villas •Grace Bay Club, West Bay Club, Point Grace & Private Villa Collection: These are busy operating properties, each having its own Director of Engineering. The position is tasked with assistance where requested by these Directors of Engineering. More specifically and where requested by the CEO, this position will provide project management oversight on pre-determined, substantial capital improvement projects in operating properties. These include projects such as a comprehensive renovation of any public space in the property such as a spa, food & beverage venues, among others and would include coordinating contractors, engineers, designers, surveyors, tradesmen, handling procurement where required, etc. Note: operational maintenance at GBC, and procurement for such maintenance are the responsibility of the resort Director of Engineering. •Other undefined projects (ie. Corporate offices, central reservations venues, etc): Manage new construction & delivery, assist where needed in ongoing maintenance and other items as reasonable Qualified Islanders and Belongers need only to apply Salary Range: $96,000 - $144,000 per annum DATE OPEN: April 15, 2019 START DATE: ASAP POSITION: Steward PROPERTY: Point Grace Job Overview: Transport and clean cooking utensils and service ware in order to provide cooks, bus persons and food and food servers with appropriate equipment for guests’ dining experience, also clean physical surroundings while caring enough to do it well by adhering to the hotel standards, A few of their duties would entail promptly and carefully sorting soiled ware so that it can be put through the dish or pot machine properly; quickly washing ware and replacing them in storage areas as designated and ensuring the dish machine is properly cleaned and filled with water per hotel standards. Shifts varies. Full time. Weekend and holiday work may be required.

Job Responsibilities: A houseman’s primary job duties include cleaning and maintaining guest rooms, bathrooms, work areas, furnishings and carpets. Cleaning rooms includes duties such as changing bed linens and emptying trash as well as vacuuming carpets and dusting furniture. You’ll also replenish guest supplies, such as hand soap and shampoo. Your duties don’t end with guest rooms, however, because you’re responsible for cleaning common areas, such as banquet and meeting rooms. Secondary duties may include shoveling snow from walkways, assisting bellmen, answering guest questions and helping the front desk person. This position is currently held by an expatriate worker Qualified Islanders need only to apply copying applications to the Commissioner of Labour & Work Permit Board Zone 2 Salary Range: $6.25 - $6.75 per hour DATE OPEN: May 1, 2019 START DATE: ASAP POSITION: Server and Waitress PROPERTY: Grace Bay Club Job Overview: Prepare tables with special attention to sanitation and order. Attend to customers upon entrance. Present menus and help customers select food/beverages. Take/ serve orders and answer questions or make recommendations for other products. Deal with complaints or problems with a positive attitude. Issue bills and accept payment. The individual must be well groomed, clean and polite. Previous experience is a must and should be able to speak and write English. Shifts varies. Full time. Weekend and holiday work may be required. This position is currently held by an expatriate worker Qualified Islanders need only to apply copying applications to the Commissioner of Labour & Work Permit Board Zone 2 Salary Range: $6.75 - $7.10 per hour DATE OPEN: May 1, 2019 START DATE: June 1, 2019 POSITION: Director of Quality Assurance and Training PROPERTY: Grace Bay Resorts Job Summary: Candidates with a passion for excellence, great analytical skills and proven leadership experience are invited to apply. The Director of Quality Assurance and Training, works across the different disciplines and is in charge of the quality assurance processes and training programs. You will manage the effective implementation of training events and special projects throughout the Grace Bay Resorts properties. You will oversee, design, develop, coordinate, and run both large- and small-scale training programs. Duties and Responsibilities: •Design and develop comprehensive programs for training, including departmental specific training, guest satisfaction training, behavioral training, company culture training, HR training, and policy and procedural training. •Manages an effective standards training program and ensures Standards Training Manuals are updated regularly and training checklists are turned in for new hires Maintains an effective Designated Trainer (or Learning Coach) program •Daily production of GBR properties Grace Gazette, an internal training newsletter with a strong focus on company culture, guest satisfaction training and disbursement of pertinent staff related information. •Select the ideal training methods or activities for a particular purpose and audience (online, role playing, mentoring, on the job training, professional development classes, etc.). •Market and promote training opportunities to employees in a compelling way that provides all necessary information. •Plan and Conduct New Employee orientation in accordance with the department’s monthly schedule. •Assist with the company’s Rewards and Recognition programs including Employee and Leader of the Quarter & Year Ceremonies, Respect Cards Drawings and any other activities related to rewards and recognition. •Utilize LHW, Forbes, Medallia and Guest Comments to design and implement training to address any issues in service delivery. •Conduct regular, whole-organization needs assessments, identifying skills or knowledge gaps that need addressing. •Utilize training best practices and education principles. •Analyze and incorporate new training methods and techniques. •Develop and prepare educational/training aids and materials, as needed. •Evaluate effectiveness of training courses and provide summary reports to management, determining impact of training on employee skills and corporate goals. •Collaborate with and connect internal stakeholders and liaise with various experts regarding instruction and training planning. •Maintain a database of curriculum, materials, and personnel training records. •Organize and conduct train-the-trainer sessions for in-house experts/trainers. •Oversee and maintain in-house training facilities and necessary training equipment. •Manage both local and international internship programs •Produce Annual Training Calendar for presentation to and approval of Senior Leadership. •Manage the Performance Improvement Plan Program for team members who are performing unsatisfactorily to ensure improvement to satisfactory performance levels; and •Any other duties as assigned by the Group Director of Human Resources. Requirements and Qualifications: •Significant work experience as a quality assurance manager, trainer, coach, or training facilitator, preferably in a large group resort environment. •Knowledge and successful implementation of instructional design theory. •Familiar with both traditional and modern job training methods, trends and techniques. •Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office proficiency; familiarity with web delivery tools. •Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal. •Exceptional organizational skills, including the ability to handle multiple assignments and prioritize work. Qualified Islanders and Belongers need only to apply Salary Range: $66,000 - $84,000 per annum Interested persons can contact our Human Resources Department no later than May 24, 2019 @ (649) 946-5050 Ext. 1020 Email: humanresources@gracebayclub.com Fax: (649) 946-5758 P.O. Box 128 Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies


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George Pratt

Providenciales Tel # 649-346-1158 or 246-5677 Email: prattsbarber@hotmail.com 4 G’s Maintenance and Cleaning Services

MAY 10TH, 2019 – MAY 17TH, 2019

BUTTERFIELD GOLD GROUP OF COMPANIES POSITIONS AVAILABLE All positions are held by Work Permit Holders

IS SEEKING TWO (2) Maids – Doing inside DomesticWork ONE Male HousekeepingAssistant TWO Laboure’s (Assisting in Maintenance and Outdoors Cleaning)

Rosie’s Delight Restaurant One (1) Cook

4 G’s Mobile Barber & Beauty Services IS SEEKING One (1) Mobile Barber – Cutting Male and Female Hair via house calls/Appointments Two (2) Mobile Beautician – Styling and Makeup of Male and Female Hair via house calls/ Appointments One (1) Mobile Nail Technician – Providing Manicure, Pedicure and acrylic nails services All workers must be able to work shifts that includes nights weekend and Holidays. Starting wages is $ 300.00 per week for all advertised vacant position. All positions are new and vacant positions.

• Must have at least eight (9) years experience in catering • Caribbean /International dishes • Conformity with sanitation standards • The general preparation of food with emphasis on the preparation of platters and cold counter dishes Wages: $8.00 per hour

Deadline for the vacant position is 24 May 2019

Location: 23 Parade Ave, Providenciales

Interested applicants should submit their application via email. Turks and Caicos Islanders who are interested should send a copy of their application to Turks and Caicos Islands Commissioner of labor

Coral Quarry Ltd

Stay Sharp Barbershop, Just for men

One (1) Labourer

Lower Bight Plaza, Providenciales

Applicant must be physical and able-bodied individual capable of lifting heavy loads of cements and Offloading shipments.

Is seeking Nail Technicians - $6.50 per hour

Wages: starting from $10.00 per hour

•Duties include basic manicures, artificial nails, gel nails, nail repair, nail wraps and nail polishing. •Pedicures and the application of acrylic toenails may also be performed. Is seeking Barbers - $6.50 per hour •Cut, trim, and shape hair into desired style. •Utilize clippers, combs, rushes, scissors, and blow-out guns to style and cut hair. Is seeking Hairstylists - $6.50 per hour •Duties include shampooing, cutting, and styling hair, styling locs, deep condition ing, permanents, hair coloring and weaving. To work 6 days per week Please Contact: 346-4514 These positions are new positions Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders should also send copies of their application to the Immigration Board

DISTRICT CONSTABLE

An exciting full-time opportunity Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force Turks and Caicos Islands Oopportunities have arisen for dynamic individuals to work as District Constables in one of the oldest police forces in the World. Ministry: Closing Date/Time: Time Salary: Location:

Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force Friday 17 May 2019, 11:59 PM Eastern $22,140.00 Per annum ‘A’ & ‘B’ Division

Job Profile: District Constables are appointed to support the Commissioner of Police in achieving operational objectives. District Constables are also involved in the building of safer and stronger communities by assisting Police officers in the execution of their functions, and by performing special duties Examples of Duties: • Beat and Patrol- crowd control, traffic • Court Duties- Maintaining Order, Handling Prisoners, Open, Adjourn and close Court • Station Orderly Duties - Maintain record logs, Take reports, Handle prisoners • Special Branch - Report observations of suspicious persons/ activity, Maintain logs of movement of suspicious person/ activity Minimum Qualifications & Experience: •Be twenty-one years to sixty years of age; •reside in the particular town or settlement for which he is appointed •be physically fit to discharge the duties of a dis¬trict constable; •is not a member of the Executive Council or other¬wise exempt from serving on a jury under the pro¬visions of the

Location: South Dock Road

Submit applications to: Butterfield Gold Ltd., Human Resource Department 23 Parade Ave Providenciales Turks & Caicos Islands Tel: 649-946-4211 Labour Commissioner, Labour Department Providenciales Turks & Caicos Islands

Jury Ordinance. •Have a High School Diploma •Have at least three (3) CXC passes with grades 1-3 (English and Mathematics a must) •Pass the Initial three (3) weeks District Constable training Course •Have Computer Skills (desired) •Have good communication skills No experience is required. Application procedure: Resumes with current contact information must be accompanied by a cover letter and two letters of reference (one preferably from a former employer) as well as copies of educational certificates and a copy of the passport photo page. Shortlisted candidates must submit a Police Clearance/Certificate. Applications should be addressed to: James Smith, Commissioner of Police, Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, Old Airport Road, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, Email to: Recruitment@tcipolice.tc with the subject line: District Constable/ APPLICATION. Successful applicants will work in accordance with the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force Ordinance, TCI Laws, Ordinances, and Public Service Ordinance. Closing date is 3rd May 2019.Following a paper-sift, successful applicants to be called for interview will be notified by 10th May 2019 with interviews taking place on the week of Monday 20th May to 24th May 2019. The Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands is committed to Equal Employment Opportunities, All applicants will be considered on an equal basis that determines their suitability to the post applied for. The selection process will be conducted on three principles of merit, fairness and openness. Applications without all supporting documents will not be processed. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only persons selected for an interview will be contacted.


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George Brown Post Office officially opens O

ver 150 persons came out to support the official opening of the $1.5million George Brown Post Office in Providenciales. The Ministry of Home Affairs, Transportation & Communication hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate this historic occasion at the location on Tuesday May 7th, 2019. In attendance were Minister of Home Affairs, Hon. Vaden Delroy Williams, Premier Hon. Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson, Deputy Governor Her Excellency Mrs. Anya Williams, Minister of Education Hon. Karen Malcolm, MP for Cheshire Hall, Hon Doug Parnell, Minister for Infrastructure, Housing and Planning, Hon. Goldray Ewing, Minister of Tourism Hon. Ralph Higgs, Hon. Edwin Astwood- Minister of Health, Agriculture and Human Services, Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Washington Misick and other members of the Opposition Party. Four generations of George Brown’s family

gathered from across the Turks and Caicos Islands and his only surviving child, Charles Brown was the guest of honour. There was a pinning of several dignitaries including the Leader of the Opposition, Washington Misick; former Chief Minister, Derek Taylor; Deputy Governor Anya Williams; Premier Sharlene Robinson and son of the building’s namesake, Charles Brown who returned home for the event. Mr. Charles Brown cut the ribbon to the main service door along with Premier Robinson and Minister Williams and was presented with a plaque for the family. He was among the first to enter the new facility and along with Minister Hon. Delroy Williams, Brown opened the first post office box. During the event, students from the Clement Howell High School sang the National Anthem & National Song and there was also a music selection by Enid Capron Primary school.

Pastor Derek Hamilton did the Opening Prayer and welcome was brought by Postal Clerk Mrs. Betty Francis .Greetings were brought by Historian Mr. William Clare, MBE, Post Master General Mrs. Elizabeth James and Contractor Mr. Jamaine Malcolm, TCI Structures. In addition, there were remarks brought by Minister of Home Affairs, Hon. Vaden Delroy Williams, Premier Hon. Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson and Deputy Governor Her Excellency Mrs. Anya Williams. Chairperson for the event was Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Transportation and Communication – Clara Gardiner. The event concluded with vote of thanks by postal clerk Ms. Stephanie Handfield as everyone toured to new facility. Photos By: Todeline Defralien

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ANOTHER MILES FORTISTCI RECEIVES ISO 14001:201

The Company’s Environmental Management System and Occupational Health & Safety Management System Have Been Tested and Proven to Meet Global Standards. Achieving ISO 14001:2015 certification means that FortisTCI operates within international best practices for the management of environmental aspects relating to the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands. Similarly, the company’s operations are in line with the requirements of ISO 45001:2018 for the management of occupational hazards relating to the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands. For both certifications, FortisTCI was subject to a rigorous audit, conducted March 25-29, 2019 by the UK standards and global certification company, BSI, which reviewed the company’s operations in all service territories. The certifications are effective April 29, 2019 and are valid until April 28, 2022.


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STONE ACHIEVED: 15 & ISO 45001:2018 CERTIFICATION

“These ISO certifications are a corporate achievement that required the full support and engagement of all team members, and reflect our everyday commitment to having a well-run utility that meets the needs of all our stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders and the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands, whom we are proud to serve.” FortisTCI President and CEO Eddinton Powell 2017 Winner

Allied Member of the Year

BCMS 681102

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LOCAL NEWS Gilley’s Enterprises celebrates 35th anniversary

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n Friday May 3rd, 2019, Gilley’s Enterprises celebrated its 35th anniversary of services to the Turks and Caicos Islands with a gala event at the Shore Club hotel. This event was hosted to acknowledge staff members who worked hard at the Wine Cellar. Throughout the evening awards were presented to persons who worked at the company for 10- 14 years, 15- 19 years and 20 years and over. In addition to raffles and giveaways, there were welcome remarks brought by Mr. Tony Garland, a performance by Tess Charles and

MC for the night was Mr. Obrien Forbes. Gilley’s Enterprises is the parent company for a number of TCIbased businesses started by local entrepreneur and former Premier, Galmo “Gilley” Williams. Est. in 1984, the businesses that comprise the Gilley’s Enterprises Family are some of the more reputable in the Turks and Caicos Islands; Rent-a-Buggy, the Wine Cellar, Turquoise Duty Free (TDF), Gilley’s Café, FOTTAC and Provo Travel. This reputation stems from a combination of

professionalism, friendly service and a commitment to quality products for which the Gilley’s Enterprises Family has come to be known. These businesses serve as the foundation for the wide range of community support and generosity that Gilley is committed to – support that has been instrumental to the success of numerous events, programs and charities that touch and improve the quality of life throughout the islands. Photos By: Earlson Robinson.

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3 black women win Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America When Cheslie Kryst won the Miss USA crown, it marked more than a personal triumph: It meant that for the first time, three black women are the reigning Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America. The North Carolina lawyer completed the historic triple Thursday with pageant winners 2019 Miss America Nia Franklin and recently crowned 2019 Miss Teen USA Kaliegh Garris. “The three young women who have focused their energy on demonstrating how standards of black beauty speak for American standards of beauty are to be commended,” said Thomas DeFrantz, a professor in the Department of African and African American Studies at Duke University. “These three standardbearers prove that black beauty is at the heart of a 21st century American ideal,” he added.

Franklin, from New York, won her title in September in Atlantic City, New Jersey, becoming the first woman also to win the Miss America crown without having to don a swimsuit. Garris, from New Haven, Connecticut, won her crown in April, and hopes to become a trauma nurse. Kryst, a former Division I athlete and attorney at Poyner Spruill LLP in Charlotte, North Carolina, won her crown in Reno, Nevada. She holds an MBA from Wake Forest University. “Mine is the first generation to have that forward-looking mindset that has inclusivity, diversity, strength and empowered women. I’m looking forward to continued progress in my generation,” said Kryst, after accepting her crown. She now advances to the Miss Universe competition. The oldest of the three is the

Miss America pageant, which began in 1921 but women of color were barred from participating until the 1940s by a rule that said contestants must be of “the white race.” Frustration led to the creation of Miss Black America contest. In 1970, Cheryl Browne became the first black woman to participate in the Miss America pageant. Since then, more than a dozen black women have been named either Miss America or Miss USA, including actress Vanessa Williams, the first-ever black Miss America in 1983. The Miss USA contest was created in 1952 and crowned the first African American contestant — Carole Anne-Marie Gist — in 1990. A year later, Janel Bishop won the Miss Teen USA title, becoming the first Miss North Carolina Cheslie Kryst wins the 2019 Miss USA final African American winner. competition in the Grand Theatre in the Grand Sierra Resort in

Diana Ross feels ‘violated’ by airport screener’s touching

Diana Ross performs during Motown 60: A GRAMMY Celebration at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles Diana Ross says she feels between her legs, front and back. “violated” by an airport screener who TSA spokesman Mark Howell touched her between her legs after she said in a statement to The Associated performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Press that the agency is investigating, but its initial video review indicates Heritage Festival. In a series of tweets on Sunday, all protocols were followed. He says the Motown legend says she blames the the agency is committed to treating all Transportation Security Administration travelers with respect and courtesy. for a screening at the New Orleans Ross tweeted that she was airport that makes her want to cry. treated like “royalty” while performing She said she can “still feel her hands” but “treated like “sh--” at the airport.

Self-improvement guru set to face ‘sex slave’ accusers It was called “collateral” — U.S. District Judge Nicholas nude photos and other embarrassing Garaufis has yet to rule on a request material that female members of an by prosecutors to protect the privacy upstate New York self-improvement of some alleged victims, referred to as group turned over to their “masters” to “Jane Does” in court papers, by only ensure obedience, silence and sexual using their first names, nicknames fealty to the organization’s spiritual or pseudonyms while they testify — leader, Keith Raniere. measures needed to protect them from Now some former members “potential harassment” and “undue of the group, NXIVM, are poised to embarrassment.” break their vow of silence for the first Raniere, 58, has pleaded not time by testifying against Raniere, who guilty to sex-trafficking and other has been compared to a cult leader. charges. His lawyers have opposed Opening arguments are set for Tuesday what they call “unusual and dubious” at a federal court in Brooklyn. protections that would violate his Among the more sensational constitutional right to confront his allegations: Some women “slaves” in accusers. They add it would “unfairly a secret NXIVM sorority were branded signal to the jury that, in the court’s with Raniere’s initials as part of their view, the witness is a victim of a sex initiation. Others were threatened crime who is in danger.” with the release of their collateral if Either way, the case has they didn’t have unwanted sex with resulted in a dramatic downfall for him. Raniere from a time when he was Prosecutors have been tight- known as “Vanguard” by devotees in lipped about who will testify about the United State and Mexico. the sorority, called DOS, an acronym Promotional material for the for a Latin phrase roughly translated now-disbanded NXIVM once hailed as “Lord/master of obedient women.” him as a “scientist, mathematician, There’s speculation that former philosopher, entrepreneur, educator, members of Raniere’s inner circle inventor and author” who has “devoted including TV actress Allison Mack and his life to developing new tools for Lauren Salzman, the daughter of the human empowerment, expression and group’s top executive, could take the ethics.” witness stand against him.

Reno, Nev.

Ice Cube, others mourn director Singleton at private funeral

A hearse carrying the casket of film director John Singleton leaves Angelus Funeral Home, Monday, May 6, 2019, after a memorial service in Los Angeles Family, friends and dignitaries contagious.” including Ice Cube, Stevie Wonder and The director’s other films Congresswoman Maxine Waters were included 1993’s “Poetic Justice,” 2000’s among those mourning director John “Shaft” and 2005’s “Four Brothers,” and Singleton at his Los Angeles funeral on he was the co-creator of the current FX Monday. television series “Snowfall.” The private service was held The service came a week after at Angelus Funeral Home in South Los Singleton’s family announced that Angeles, the neighborhood formerly he had died at age 51 , days after he known as South Central, where suffered a stroke. A family statement Singleton spent part of his childhood said Singleton was taken off life support and where his career-defining film, on March 29 and died, though a death “Boyz N the Hood,” was set. certificate issued Monday lists the date Media was not allowed inside of his death as March 28. the funeral, which lasted about two Singleton is scheduled to be hours before Singleton’s casket was laid to rest at Forest Lawn-Hollywood carried out. Hills later Monday. Others who paid their respects The director’s mother Shelia include “Black Panther” director Ryan Ward filed court documents Friday that Coogler and the film’s Academy Award- included Singleton’s 1993 will. The will winning costume designer Ruth Carter, names Ward as executor and leaves “Straight Outta Compton” director F. nearly all of his property to daughter Gary Gray, football Hall of Famer Jim Justice Singleton, who at the time was Brown, rapper Ludacris, and actors Ving his only child. He later had four more Rhames, Morris Chestnut, Nia Long, children. Taraji P. Henson and Tyrese. Ward and her attorney estimate in the Tyrese was among the stars of document that Singleton’s estate is Singleton’s 2001 film “Baby Boy” and worth $3.8 million. 2003’s “2 Fast 2 Furious.” Chestnut, Ice Angelus Funeral Home and Cube and Long all appeared in “Boyz Forest Lawn also handled the funeral N the Hood,” Singleton’s 1991 first and burial of rapper Nipsey Hussle , a feature, which made him the first black South Los Angeles native who was shot filmmaker and youngest person to be and killed in the neighborhood about a nominated for a best director Oscar. month before Singleton died. The film was the acting debut Forest Lawn is the final resting for Ice Cube and Chestnut. Both praised place of many Hollywood luminaries the director at the time of his death including Carrie Fisher, Debbie , with Cube saying in a statement that Reynolds, Bette Davis and Lucille Ball. spoke directly to Singleton that his A Singleton representative said “passion for telling our stories from his family is also planning a public our point of view was more than an memorial and is deciding on the details, obsession, it was your mission in life. a representative said. Your love for the black experience was


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LIFESTYLE Denver on track to reject ‘magic mushroom’ legalization Voters in Denver appeared to have said “no” to a plan to decriminalize possession of psilocybin, the hallucinogenic drug in what is widely known as “magic mushrooms”, partial results showed. If passed, the ballot initiative would make Colorado’s capital the first U.S. city to end the imposition of criminal penalties for individuals at least 21 years of age for using or possessing the psychedelic drug. But by 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday (0130 ET on Wednesday), the vote tally stood at 52.45 percent opposed to decriminalization and 47.55 percent in favor, with around 74 percent of ballots counted, according to the city’s elections division. If the initiative was approved, psilocybin would still remain illegal under both Colorado and federal law. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration classifies the drug as a Schedule 1 substance, meaning the agency has deemed that it has a high potential for abuse with no accepted medical application. Decriminalize Denver, the group behind the ballot question, said psilocybin has a wide range of medical benefits. It has been shown to reduce depression and anxiety and to help in treating tobacco, alcohol and opioid addictions, and with alleviating symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to the

Boxes containing magic mushrooms sit on a counter at a coffee and smart shop in Rotterdam November 28, 2008 organization. “We are decriminalizing mushrooms in Denver because the cure for trauma is connection, and mushrooms are a key,” the group said on Facebook. Some opponents worry that if passed, the initiative would increase the city’s image as a haven for drugs, given that Colorado was one of the first states to legalize possession and sale of marijuana for adult recreational use. Denver District Attorney Beth McCann opposes the initiative. But if the measure were approved, she supported formation of a review panel under the initiative to study the effects of the drug and the impact the ordinance would have on Denver, spokeswoman Carolyn Tyler said. Mayor Michael Hancock,

who is running for re-election, has told the Denver Post that he opposes the mushroom question. Denver residents first voted to decriminalize marijuana possession in 2004, years before Colorado voters ultimately approved its legalization statewide for recreational purposes, establishing a full regulatory framework to license retail outlets and collect sales taxes on cannabis products. The psilocybin initiative is one of a handful of questions on Tuesday’s municipal ballot that also includes Hancock’s bid for a third term as mayor, and a measure to rescind an ordinance that restricts homeless people from establishing encampments in public places.

Expert to discus medicinal cannabis Medical cannabis will come under the spotlight at an information session today. Debra Kimless, an anaesthesiologist and chief medical director for Maryland-based medical cannabis grower ForwardGro, will discuss medical uses for the drug at a free event organised by Northshore Medical and Aesthetics Centre in Devonshire. Kyjuan Brown, the medical director at Northshore Medical, said: “A significant number of patients in Bermuda suffer from a plethora of conditions that are treatable or can be assisted by way use of medicinal cannabis. “For many years, I have advocated on behalf of the many suffering Bermudian patients who can benefit from medicinal cannabis. “To that end, we at Northshore Medical believe it imperative to educate the general public on the uses and benefits of medicinal cannabis. ` “We are excited to welcome Dr Kimless to Bermuda. We are both passionate about finding alternative solutions to address the needs of our patients and I invite everyone to come out.”

Healthy plant-based diet (but not plant-based junk food) may protect kidneys While a healthy-plant based diet is tied to a lower risk of kidney disease, people who fill their plates with starchy, sugary vegetarian fare may actually increase their risk of kidney damage, a new study suggests. Researchers examined data on eating habits and kidney function for 14,686 middle-aged adults, following half of them for at least 24 years. Overall, 4,343 participants developed chronic kidney disease. People who most closely adhered to a diet of healthy plant-based foods were 14 percent less likely to develop kidney disease than individuals who rarely ate these foods, the study found. At the same time, participants who consumed the greatest amount of unhealthy vegetarian foods were 11 percent more likely to develop kidney disease than people who ate the smallest amounts of these foods. “Relatively higher intakes of healthful plant foods and relatively lower intakes of less healthful plant foods and animal foods are associated with favorable kidney outcomes,” said senior study author Casey Rebholz of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. “We believe that healthful plant foods played an important role because higher consumption of healthful plant foods were associated with a lower risk of kidney disease and slower decline in kidney function when the consumption

of less healthful plant foods and animal foods were held constant,” Rebholz said by email. A healthy plant-based diet includes whole grain foods; fruits like apples, pears, and oranges; veggies like dark, leafy greens, sweet potatoes, and broccoli; nuts and natural peanut butter; and legumes like string beans and lentils. Study participants who had the healthiest plant-based diets consumed an average of nine to ten servings a day of these foods. These individuals were more likely to be women, white, older, high school graduates, and physically active. An unhealthy plant-based diet may limit meat but load up on potatoes. This type of diet might also include juice instead of whole fruit, sodas and sugary drinks, and lots of candy, cake and chocolate. Participants who had the least healthy plant-based diets consumed an average of seven servings a day of these foods. They were more likely to be men, younger, sedentary, and drink more alcohol. The association between plantbased diets and chronic kidney risk was especially pronounced for people with a normal weight at the start of the study, researchers report in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. The study wasn’t a controlled experiment designed to prove that

Fruits and vegetables for sale are seen on a stall in London, Britain April 3, 2019 certain eating patterns directly contribute to kidney disease. One limitation of the study is that researchers relied on participants to accurately recall what they ate and drank, which can lead to measurement errors, the study authors note. Researchers also may not have had a complete picture of long-term eating habits. Still, it’s possible eating more fruits and vegetables may make it easier for the kidneys to rid the body of toxins, said Dr. Michal Melamed of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York. Fruits and vegetables have

less acid, putting less demand on the kidneys than meats which have a lot of acid. “It could also be that the people who eat more fruits and vegetables also do other things, such as exercise more, get more sleep, or in general have a healthier lifestyle and that is the reason why this association is seen,” Melamed, who wasn’t involved in the study, said by email. “In general, multiple studies have shown that eating a lot of processed meats and red meats is probably not good for people, not just for their kidney health but also for the heart.”


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GOVERNMENT VACANCIES – (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 24thMay, 2019) Please Note: Applications that are not accompanied by all required supporting documents will not be processed. JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: MINISTRY: LOCATION: SALARY:

SENIOR IMMIGRATION OFFICER – JCB1-1 IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT BORDER CONTROL & EMPLOYMENT GRAND TURK GRADE 6: $33,415.00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: This is a middle management position which has departmental responsibility for the supervision of junior Staff at the office, airport and field duties. JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: MINISTRY: LOCATION: SALARY:

IMMIGRATION OFFICER – JCB1-2 IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT BORDER CONTROL & EMPLOYMENT VARIOUS GRADE 5.1 - $26,650.00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: This is a Law Enforcement position which supports the Senior Immigration officers and by extent the Border control and Enforcement (Immigration Department). The purpose of the job is to perform joint duties with other sections within the department and with various Government Departments. JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: MINISTRY: LOCATION: SALARY:

FINANCE OFFICER – JCB1-3 ACCOUNTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT FINANCE, INVESTMENT AND TRADE GRAND TURK GRADE 6 $33,415.00PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: The job holder is required to assist in the performance and service delivery standards of the Financial Accounting Unit which include the key functions of financial reporting, ledger maintenance, maintenance of TCIG Manuals and providing advice and support to ensure Ministries comply with the financial ordinances, regulations, directives or instructions. JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: MINISTRY: LOCATION: SALARY:

SENIOR BUDGET ANALYST– JCB1-4 BUDGET OFFICE FINANCE, INVESTMENT AND TRADE GRAND TURK GRADE 6: $33,415.00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: The job holder is required to provide rigorous analysis of expenditure proposals, as well as quarterly forecasting of both revenue and expenditure, and make recommendations on expenditure prioritization to support the preparation by the Ministry of Finance of policybased, medium-term budgets that contribute to the implementation of policy priorities in TCI. JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: MINISTRY: LOCATION: SALARY:

SENIOR FINANCE OFFICER– JCB1-5 ACCOUNTANT GENERAL DEPARTMENT FINANCE, TRADE AND INVESTMENT GRAND TURK GRADE 7: $41,205.00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: The incumbent will provide financial support to the Ministry/Administrative Unit assigned on all financial matters pertaining to that portfolio (including all departments and sections). JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: LOCATION: SALARY:

CROWN COUNSEL– JCB1-6 MINISTRY OF FINANCE, TRADE AND INVESTMENT GRAND TURK GRADE 8: $51,147.50 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: The job holder in this position must be able to provide legal advice to the Turks and Caicos Islands Government Ministry of Finance, Investment and Trade as it relates to a wide range of Government financial and taxation matters. Additionally, the job holder must provide accurate interpretation and applications of Public Finance Management, Trade and tax legislations.   JOB TITLE: TAX OFFICER– JCB1-7 DEPARTMENT: REVENUE CONTROL UNIT MINISTRY: MINISTRY OF FINANCE, TRADE AND INVESTMENT LOCATION: PROVIDENCIALES BASIC SALARY: GRADE 6: $33,415.00 PER ANNUM JOB SUMMARY: The incumbent in this position is expected to conduct the necessary activities to get Taxpayers in default to comply with the requirements under the Revenue Ordinances and Regulations and maintain Compliance and Arrears cases assigned by the Assistant Commissioner/Senior Tax Officer. JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: MINISTRY: LOCATION: SALARY:

CUSTOMS OFFICER– JCB1-8 CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT FINANCE, TRADE AND INVESTMENT PROVIDENCIALES GRADE 5: $26,650.00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: The Customs Officer is responsible for general Customs duties, which includes and is not limited to; maintaining Customs Intelligence Database, assisting at the Transit Sheds, Airports, FBO and Bonded Warehouses; carrying out Post Audit Verifications; as well as monitoring Bond Accounts. JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

CHIEF PLANT PROTECTION OFFICER- KHB1-10 AGRICULTURE PROVIDENCIALES GRADE 6.1: $33,415.00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: To mitigate and /or prevent the ingress and spread of plant pests and diseases of quarantine and economic significance in the Turks and Caicos Islands, utilizing World Trade Organization, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (WTO SPS Agreement).

JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

QUARANTINE OFFICER - KHB1-11 AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT VARIOUS GRADE 6.1: $33,415.00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: Is to oversee and evaluate the trapping operations of the animal welfare unit and enforcement of animal control ordinances. To investigate cases of mistreatment, nuisance and other breaches of the animal control ordinances. To control abandoned, dangerous, feral, stray and unattended animals. To enforce the Plant Health Act and Subsidiary regulations with the goal of preventing the ingress and spread of plant pests and diseases of quarantine significance. JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

CHIEF VETERINARIAN- KHB1-12 AGRICULTURE PROVIDENCIALES GRADE 8.1 $51,147.50

JOB SUMMARY: This is senior management position with nationwide responsibility for animal health, biosecurity and administration of the Animal Health Services Division. To steer and guide animal health services in the overall development of the livestock industry locally. To protect the country’s sanitary status through the implementation, development and maintenance of disease surveillance and monitoring programmes as well as to employ the skills and knowledge of veterinary public health to protect humans from zoonoses and provide for food security through maintenance of good animal health. Finally, it administers the daily functions and duties of the Division. JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: LOCATION: SALARY:

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST - KHB1-13 HEALTH, AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN SERVICES PROVIDENCIALES Grade 8.1 $51,147.50 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: This is a professional position, performing evaluations, developing and implementing effective patient treatment plans to restore, compensate or adapt for loss of patient function, by planning and administering medically prescribed therapy treatments in accordance with professional standards governing the facility and their discipline. Collaborating with multidisciplinary team members; providing physical and psychological support to patients, friends and families; supervising assigned team members. JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

MAID - KHB1-14 NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY PROVIDENCIALES $499.98 BI-WEEKLY

JOB SUMMARY: The successful candidate will be responsible to provide clean, sanitary comfortable, orderly and satisfying surroundings for the users of the facilities.   JOB TITLE: PORTER - KHB1-15 DEPARTMENT: PRIMARY HEALTHCARE UNIT MINISTRY: MINISTRY OF HEALTH, AGRICULTURE, HUMAN SERVICES AND SPORTS LOCATION: NORTH CAICOS SALARY: $499.98 BI-WEEKLY JOB SUMMARY: The successful candidate will provide support services to the National Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) personnel to maintain the cleanliness of buildings, and transferring supplies and materials. JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

LABOURER KHB1-16 AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT PROVIDENCIALES $499.98 BI-WEEKLY

JOB SUMMARY: The post holder’s responsibilities include providing labour / assistance in all aspects of animal (canine) control. Working under the instruction of the Supervisors the labourer may be required to work alone or with a small team. JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: LOCATION: SALARY:

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF HEALTH SERVICES- KHB1-17 HEALTH, AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN SERVICES PROVIDENCIALES GRADE 9.1 $59,552.00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: This is a senior management and professional position with nationwide responsibility for the management and coordination of the various aspects of the health care system under the direct supervision of the Director of Health Services. The Deputy Director of Health Services in collaboration with the Director of Health Services (DHS) provides leadership to a team of professionals. He/She is expected to be accountable for the performance of the departments and medical staff /medical officers against the Operational Plan, KPI and by extension for the overall performance of the Health System in the collaboration with DHS. JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

PROGRAM OFFICER - KHB1-18 HEALTH PROMOTION AND ADVOCACY UNIT PROVIDENCIALES GRADE 6.1 $33,415.00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: Under supervision, implements the youth and community HIV/AIDS and NonCommunicable Disease (NCD’s) oriented programs for compliance with national, regional and international guidelines. Interfaces with other youth related programs, organizations and groups as well as civic organizations, faith based organizations and Non- Governmental Organizations and assist in facilitating their sustained involvement in prevention and awareness activities.

For more details regarding this position, kindly visit www.gov.tc. Or contact the Turks And Caicos Tourist Board at hr@turksandcaicostourism.com Please Note: Applications that are not accompanied by all required supporting documents will not be processed.


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GOVERNMENT VACANCIES – (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 24thMay, 2019) Please Note: Applications that are not accompanied by all required supporting documents will not be processed. The post requires a motivated, energetic individual with excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills. Must be a mature individual who is able to work with the public. The post holder must have very good organizational skills and be able to manage own time and projects. Must have proven skills and experience in planning, project management and coordination. Must have a keen willingness to learn new skills, research and quantitative and qualitative data analysis. JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: MINISTRY: LOCATION: SALARY:

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – MIGRANT HEALTH UNIT - KHB1-19 PRIMARY HEALTH CARE MINISTRY OF HEALTH, AGRICULTURE, SPORTS & HUMAN SERVICES PROVIDENCIALES GRADE 4.1 $21,935. 00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: This is an administrative support position, which has responsibility for secretarial and administrative support functions in the office. JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: MINISTRY: LOCATION: SALARY:

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER - KHB1-20 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF HEALTH, AGRICULTURE, SPORTS & HUMAN SERVICES PROVIDENCIALES GRADE 5.1 $26,650. 00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: This is an administrative position, which has responsibility for the smooth operation of administrative functions in the office and for dealing with information that is sensitive and/ or confidential. JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: MINISTRY: LOCATION: SALARY:

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER - KHB1-21 PRIMARY HEALTH CARE UNIT MINISTRY OF HEALTH, AGRICULTURE, SPORTS & HUMAN SERVICES GRAND TURK GRADE 5.1 $26,650. 00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: This is an administrative position, which has responsibility for the smooth operation of administrative functions in the office and for dealing with information that is sensitive and/ or confidential. JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: MINISTRY: LOCATION: SALARY:

REGISTERED NURSE - KHB1-22 PRIMARY HEALTH CARE DEPARTMENT MINISTRY OF HEALTH, AGRICULTURE, SPORTS & HUMAN SERVICES GRAND TURK GRADE 6.1 $33,415.00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: To provide professional position in the nursing service focused on promoting and restoring patients’ health through the utilization of the nursing process; collaborating with multidisciplinary team members; providing physical and psychological support to patients, friends and families; supervising assigned team members. JOB TITLE: AIDE DE CAMP - CBB1-23 DEPARTMENT: JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION LOCATION: PROVIDENCIALES SALARY: GRADE 5.1 $26,650.00 PER ANNUM JOB SUMMARY The job holder is primarily responsible for assisting with the provision of transportation services and to the Premier and the First Family and the Acting Premier in performing their official duties. The position requires the incumbent to be a mature, responsible and accountable individual who will be expected to maintain high service standards and be very punctual. The incumbent must be able to pay keen attention to detail and be able to work flexible hours. The candidate must also be physically fit in order to carry out the assigned duties and responsibilities.   JOB TITLE: AREAS:

DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

GRADUATE TEACHERS (BUSINESS, ENGLISH A/B, UPPER PRIMARY, SPANISH, HOME ECONOMICS) EDUCATION DEPARTMENT VARIOUS GRADE 2.1 $35,926.25 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: This is a specialist position which has unit level responsibility for the teaching of one or more of the school’s curriculum subjects to students. JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

GUIDANCE COUNSELLOR- LWB1-29 EDUCATION DEPARTMENT PROVIDENCIALES GRADE 2.1 $35,926.25 PER ANNUM

This is an administrative support position, which has responsibility for secretarial and administrative support functions in the office. JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: LOCATION: SALARY:

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - LWB1-32 MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND LIBRARY SERVICES GRAND TURK GRADE 4.1 $21,935.00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: This is an administrative support position, which has responsibility for secretarial and administrative support functions in the office. JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

YOUTH OFFICER - LWB1-33 YOUTH DEPARTMENT PROVIDENCIALES GRADE 5.1 $26,650.00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: The incumbent in this position assists the Director in coordinating and working with service organizations on the implementation of youth programs and activities that are meaningful and consistent with government policies and international conventions and agreements. JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: MINISTRY: LOCATION: SALARY:

CHIEF SCHOOL INSPECTOR - LWB1-34 SCHOOL INSPECTORATE UNIT MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND LIBRARY SERVICES PROVIDENCIALES GRADE 9.1 $59,552.50 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: The incumbent in this position is, to oversee formulation of policies, setting of standards, inspection process, development of the capabilities of staff, development and promotion of programs and targets to increase and improve capacity of the education sector. The job holder will be expected to oversee and take responsibility for all business and administrative operations of the SIU, including human resource management; to exercise financial and budgetary control over finances and in general, establish strategic operational priorities that deliver the goals outlined in the Strategic Plan and Annual Business Plans. JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: MINISTRY: LOCATION: SALARY:

MONITORING & EVALUATIONS OFFICER - LWB1-35 EDUCATION POLICY AND PLANNING UNIT MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND LIBRARY SERVICES PROVIDENCIALES GRADE 7.1 $41,205.00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: The job holder will support the Ministry of Education, Youth, Culture, Social and Library Services in data collection analysis and learning activities to help ensure accountability and efficiency in the delivery and implementation of policies, programs and strategic plans.   JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER - KHB1-36 PREMIER’S OFFICE GRAND TURK GRADE 5.1 - $26,650.00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY This is an administrative position, which has responsibility for the smooth operation of administrative functions in the office and for dealing with information that is sensitive and/ or confidential. JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

DEPUTY AUDITOR GENERAL - LWB1-37 NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE GRAND TURK $79,950.00 PER ANNUM PLUS ALLOWANCES

JOB SUMMARY: The role of the DAG is a significant leadership appointment with wide ranging responsibility; will be responsible and accountable to the Auditor General for providing leadership and managing individual audit assignment as the audit work plan JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: MINISTRY: LOCATION: SALARY:

DEPUTY DIRECTOR CROWN LAND- CBB01-38 CROWN LAND UNIT GENERAL’S CHAMBERS PROVIDENCIALES GRADE 8.1 $51,147.50 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: The Deputy Director of Crown Land is a senior management post and provides support to the Director of Crown Land with the day-to-day operation and management of the Department, and with direct responsibility for the supervision of staff in Providenciales. The post holder will act in the place of the Director during his absence from official duty, and will also serve as his principal assistant in the assessment and analysis of applications for crown land for commercial (including agricultural and industrial) development.

JOB SUMMARY: This is a professional position which has unit level responsibility to help students overcome problems that impede learning and to assist them in making educational, occupational and life plans that hold promise for their personal fulfillment as mature and responsible men and women.

JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: MINISTRY: LOCATION: SALARY:

JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: MINISTRY:

JOB SUMMARY: This is a senior managerial position with national responsibility for shaping the land development, acquisition, disposal, and valuation policy of the TCI. Job holder is responsible to improve quality and to ensure timely delivery of professional services related to property valuation. It supports the stamp duty regime by providing timely and objective assessment of the market transactions of all relevant real estate in the Turks and Caicos.

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - LWB1-31 MARJORIE BASDEN HIGH SCHOOL MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, SPORTS AND LIBRARY SERVICES SOUTH CAICOS GRADE 4.1 $21,935.00 PER ANNUM

CHIEF VALUATION OFFICER - CBB01-39 VALUATION OFFICE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S CHAMBERS GRAND TURK GRADE 9.5: $68,982.50 PER ANNUM PLUS ALLOWANCES

JOB SUMMARY: For more details regarding this position, kindly visit www.gov.tc. Or contact the Turks And Caicos Tourist Board at hr@turksandcaicostourism.com Please Note: Applications that are not accompanied by all required supporting documents will not be processed.


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GOVERNMENT VACANCIES – (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 24thMay, 2019) Please Note: Applications that are not accompanied by all required supporting documents will not be processed. JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

SENIOR COMPLIANCE OFFICER - CBB01-40 ATTORNEY GENERAL’S CHAMBERS CROWN LAND UNIT PROVIDENCIALES GRADE 6.1: $33,415.00 PER ANNUM PLUS ALLOWANCES

JOB SUMMARY: The Senior Land Compliance Officer is a middle level post in the Crown Land Unit. The Senior Land Compliance Officer and subordinate Land Compliance Officer(s) are responsible for monitoring use of all Crown Land in the area to which they are assigned other than protected areas, and for ensuring that quick action if taken against any breaches of the Crown Land Ordinance or the terms and conditions of Crown Land leases or licenses, under the guidance of the Deputy Director(s), Crown Land Unit. The Senior Land Compliance Officer is essentially a field oriented staff and is expected to spend at least three to four days per week inspecting or taking action regarding breaches in occupation of Crown Land parcels JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: MINISTRY LOCATION: SALARY:

DIRECTOR- CFB1-41 ROAD SAFETY MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS, PUBLIC UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION PROVIDENCIALES GRADE 9.1 $59,552.50 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: The Director has responsibility for the administration of the Road Safety Department and the enforcement of the Road Safety Ordinance throughout TCI. The job holder will oversee the Department’s daily operations and oversee and advice on policy and strategy to ensure the effective delivery of the enforcement of the Road Safety Code, educate the public and liaise as required regarding amendments to the Road Safety Ordinance. JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

CLIENT CARE ASSISTANT - KHB01-42 SPECIAL NEEDS UNIT – WELLNESS CENTER SOUTH CAICOS GRADE 4.1: $21,935.00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: This is a practical nursing position with basic level responsibility for patient health care in the wellness center. JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

CLINICAL NURSE (MEDICAL) - KHB01-43 SPECIAL NEEDS UNIT – WELLNESS CENTER SOUTH CAICOS GRADE 5.1 $26,650.00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: This a professional nursing position with basic level responsibility for patient/client health care in the Wellness Center/Special Needs Unit on Grand Turk and South Caicos. JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

PORTER - KHB01-44 SPECIAL NEEDS UNIT SOUTH CAICOS 499.98 BI-WEEKLY

JOB SUMMARY: To provide support service to the Wellness Center personnel to maintain the cleanliness of buildings, moving clients and moving supplies and materials JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

MAID - KHB01-45 SPECIAL NEEDS UNIT GRAND TURK $499.98 BI-WEEKLY

JOB SUMMARY: The successful candidate will be responsible to provide clean, sanitary comfortable, orderly and satisfying surroundings for the users of the facilities.

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PORTER - KHB1-46 NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY PROVIDENCIALES 499.98 BI-WEEKLY

JOB SUMMARY: To provide support service to the Wellness Center personnel to maintain the cleanliness of buildings, moving clients and moving supplies and materials JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY

SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS - LWB1-47 GOVERNOR’S OFFICER GRAND TURK GRADE 8.1 $51,147.50 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: This is a senior management position which ensures the smooth operation and functions of the Elections Department. The Supervisor is appointed by the Governor in accordance with Section 91 of the Constitution. The incumbent in this position is required to report direct to the Governor. JOB TITLE:

COASTAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND PARKS SUPERVISOR (CIPS) CFB8-48 MINISTRY: MINISTRY OF TOURISM, ENVIRONMENT, HERITAGE, MARITIME AND GAMING DEPARTMENT: ENVIRONMENT AND COASTAL RESOURCES LOCATION: PROVIDENCIALES SALARY: GRADE 6.1 $33,415.00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: The post is a mid-level position with island-wide and national significance, mandated to assist in the planning, directing, promotion and implementation of DECR’s management of the non-protected coastal areas, Protected Areas, and fisheries infrastructures. The post holder is responsible for ensuring that coastal and protected (parks) infrastructures are monitored, and maintained, in accordance with the Protected Areas Management Plans and Fisheries Management Plans, in addition to identifying and addressing areas needing improvement, in terms of infrastructure, public awareness and scientific study, in coordination with Office of the Assistant Director for Protected Areas, and Fisheries, and Assistant Director for Research and Development. JOB TITLE: DEPUTY DIRECTOR CFB8-49 DEPARTMENT: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND COASTAL RESOURCES (DECR) MINISTRY: MINISTRY OF TOURISM, ENVIRONMENT, HERITAGE, MARITIME AND GAMING LOCATION: PROVIDENCIALES SALARY: GRADE 8.1 $51,147.50 PER ANNUM JOB SUMMARY: This post supports the Director of DECR. It is a senior management position with responsibility to enforce environmental and maritime laws in the TCI. The Deputy Director assists the Director to carry out strategic planning, policy design and make recommendations to government regarding appropriate legislation. The Deputy Director provides support for the daily operations of the Department. For more details regarding these positions, kindly visit www.gov.tc. JOB TITLE: ORGANIZATION: LOCATION: SALARY:

CHANGE MANAGER TURKS AND CAICOS TOURIST BOARD GRAND TURK $64,000.00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: The role will provide for leadership with the implementation of the Tourism Strategy including the development of key policies, procedures and initiatives and other functional changes required. These changes will facilitate a dynamic Tourist Board that is responsive to new and emerging trends within the industry locally, regionally and internationally.

For more details regarding this position, kindly visit www.gov.tc. Or contact the Turks And Caicos Tourist Board at hr@turksandcaicostourism.com Please Note: Applications that are not accompanied by all required supporting documents will not be processed.

Robinson’s Construction

TEONA SPA

Seeking the following: 1 Construction helper 1 Labourer 1 Carpenter 1 Domestic Worker Salary ranges from $6:25 -$7.00 per hour Only Belongers need to apply Please Contract -649 946-8876 Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders can send a copy of their applications to the Immigration Board

Location: Providenciales Seeking 2 Spa Therapist Requirements: •Must have at least 3-5 years working experience as a therapist •Aesthetician - massage therapist full training •Required to work weekends, holidays and extraordinary hours Salary: •$7.00 per hour plus commission Only Belongers need to apply Please Contact – 649 946-8876 Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders can send a copy of their applications to the Immigration Board

Habour Transport Ltd.

HANSA Air Conditioning Refrigeration

Location: 611 South Dock Road, Providenciales Is seeking three (3) Deckhand - $10.00 an hour To work 8 hours a day Will include Heavy lifting and cleaning the boat Is seeking One (1) Welder - $15.00 per hour To work 6 days a week and be able to live on the boat Be able to know underwater welding, cutters, shapers and measuring tools and must have at least five (5) years expereice Please Contact: 331-0221 These positions are new Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders can send a copy of their applications to the Immigration Board

Location: Leeward Highway, Providenciales Is seeking a Electrician Duties include: Installing, repair and maintain power, lighting, communications and control systems To work 6 days a week and flexible hours Salary is $15.00 an hour Please Contact: 331-0220 This positions is new Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders can send a copy of their applications to the Immigration Board

Role: Senior Marine Project Manager The minimum qualifications for this position are: • Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent experience • Relevant Experience in Coastal, Civil, Marine or Ocean Engineering works • Min. 20 years’ experience in maritime/ heavy civil engineering or related fields • Have excellent understanding of site related services Should be able to demonstrate the following technical experience: • Project management skills in client facing role. • Lead the delivery of project, or packages within the project • Technical Maritime/Civil/Coastal engineering knowledge • Design experience of breakwaters, beaches, rock groynes, dredging and reclamation and other maritime structures. • Performing engineering calculations, preparing design drawings • Have good understanding of ports and harbors working requirements • Familiar with relevant codes of practice • Good knowledge of planning for marine works during design and on-site stages Professional references from the industry required Salary Commensurate with Experience This position is new Resumes to be submitted to: Windward Construction Ltd, Third Floor Graceway House, Graceway Plaza, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands


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Sir Richard Branson ‘interested’ in investing in LIAT The Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda has indicated that the British entrepreneurial magnate, Sir Richard Branson – of Virgin Atlantic fame – has shown interest in investing in the financially challenged regional airline, LIAT. This was according the Chief of Staff within the Office of the Prime Minister, Lionel Hurst, who made the revelation yesterday at the weekly postCabinet press briefing. According to Hurst, discussions held with the British capitalist involved growing the struggling air- line out of its situation, with the hope that it would become a profit-making enter- prise. According to the Cabinet notes, LIAT would have to enlarge its fleet and add other aircraft types. Hurst said, “The entrepreneur has proposed in- vesting several million dollars. He would wet lease several aircraft, jets, and they would fly from Fort Lauderdale to Jamaica, Haiti and down into Antigua and Barbados.

“The whole idea is to enlarge LIAT, rather than collapse LIAT or making it a smaller entity.” This investment, Hurst said, would allow the air carrier to fly to destinations out- side of the region. “He [Sir Richard Branson] is not going to plow his resources into a smaller LIAT that would not be able to achieve a profitable Sir Richard Branson status. There just is not [enough] passengers and other kinds of possibilities to make LIAT profitable within the Caribbean,” he said. Meanwhile, the government of Antigua and Barbuda is continuing its discussions with Barbados to purchase that country’s shares in the regional

carrier. Hurst said Barbados has indicated that its shares in LIAT have been a burden on the country, which is currently going through an International Monetary Fund (IMF) restructuring program. “We have also made a bid to purchase all the shares from Barbados because the Prime Minister of Barbados [Mia Mottley] has indicated they are burdened,” he said, adding that the value of Barbados’ shares in LIAT has not yet been determined. This development followed the meeting of LIAT’s shareholder governments in Antigua on Tuesday, where it was agreed that a proposal by Prime Minister Gaston Browne regarding

the future direction of the airline would be examined. As the Barbadian Prime Minister was not present at the meeting, the Barbadian representative said upon his return he would raise with Prime Minister Mottley the issue of Antigua and Barbuda’s intent to purchase all of Barbados’ shares. A response is expected shortly. During the meeting, Browne presented the proposal which is expected to be put into writing within a week. That proposal, according to reports, involves – among other things – a way to finance the keeping of the three planes owned by the Caribbean Development Bank. There was a suggestion that the planes be sold as part of the downsizing of LIAT and there is consensus among some shareholders that this is a matter which merits very serious consideration. However, Hurst reiterated that the government would not allow any downsizing of LIAT to take place.

French man arrives in Caribbean after crossing Atlantic in giant barrel A French man who has spent more than four months floating across the Atlantic Ocean in a giant orange barrel has arrived at his Caribbean destination. Jean-Jacques Savin set off from the Canary Islands, off the coast of Africa, on December 26, 2018 -- heading west in a barrel-shaped capsule he’d built himself. Savin, 71 at the time of his departure, spent the first four months of 2019 inside his barrel, traveling at about two miles an hour with no engine, and relying entirely on the ocean current to guide his journey. He surprised locals as he came ashore on the tiny Dutch Caribbean island of St. Eustatius shortly after midnight last week, bringing a mammoth, 2,930-mile journey to a close. Frenchman to float across the Atlantic -- in a barrel “Everything has an end ... finally, here I am at the end of this adventure,” he wrote on Facebook on Friday, after

Savin’s capsule featured a bed, kitchen and storage space stepping foot on land for the first time this year. A diving center on St. Eustatius welcomed Savin, adding on Facebook that he was also given a room at a hotel on the island, which has a population of just over 3,000. “Some joked and ask if they were arresting him on arrival for being so crazy,” St. Eustatius resident Dorette

Courtar, who watched his barrel pulled ashore by a crane, told CNN. “Others, like myself, were fascinated by this journey and technology.” The septuagenarian traveled alone in his handmade vessel, which measures about 10 feet long and seven feet wide and includes a small kitchen and bed, and space for storage. He fed himself on fish caught from the ocean.

Savin stowed away a bottle of Sauternes white wine and a block of foie gras for New Year’s Eve. He also had a bottle of Saint-Émilion red to celebrate his birthday in January. But most of Savin’s entertainment came from the portholes in his vessel, through which he watched passing fish. The trip was not Savin’s first major adventure. He previously worked as a military paratrooper and a private pilot, and climbed Mont Blanc in 2015, according to his project’s website. A tracker on board allowed people to follow his progress online and Savin dropped markers on his way to help international marine observatory organization JCOMMOPS study ocean currents. Savin had hoped to reach the Caribbean by late March, but missed the mark by just over a month. He still intends to make it to French-owned Guadeloupe by boat, before heading home with his barrel.

Savin’s capsule featured a bed, kitchen and storage space Authorities on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia said they quarantined a cruise ship with some 300 people aboard after discovering a confirmed case of measles aboard. Dr. Merlene Fredericks-James, the island’s chief medical officer, told The Associated Press the ship was still in port and no one had been allowed to disembark since its arrival. “One infected person can easily infect others,” she said in a public statement. Fredericks-James said a doctor aboard the ship requested 100 doses of the measles vaccine, which St. Lucia is supplying for free. She also said surveillance is necessary because the incubation period ranges from 10 to 12 days before symptoms occur. An official with St. Lucia’s Marine Police identified the ship as the Freewinds. The official declined to provide their name because they were not authorized to speak to the media. The 440-foot ship reportedly belongs to the Church of Scientology. An unidentified person who answered the phone at the church’s media center

The Freewinds cruise ship is docked in the port of Castries, the capital of St. Lucia, Thursday, May 2, 2019. Authorities in the eastern Caribbean island have quarantined the ship after discovering a confirmed case of measles aboard said no one was immediately available where the ship might go next as a result for comment. of the quarantine. The ship is normally docked in Fredericks-James said St. Lucia the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao authorities were not holding the vessel. and serves as a religious retreat, the “The ship is free to leave our port church’s website says. anytime it wishes,” she said. According to an online tracking St. Lucia authorities did not website, the Freewinds arrived in St. immediately provide an update on the Lucia on Tuesday and was supposed to female crew member who contracted be at Dominica on Friday. It was unclear measles. Symptoms include runny

nose, fever and a red-spotted rash. Most people recover, but measles can lead to pneumonia, brain swelling and even death in some cases. Measles has sickened more than 700 people in 22 U.S. states this year, with federal officials saying the resurgence is driven by misinformation about vaccines.


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Report outlines significant growth in Bahamas’ vacation rental market An Engel & Völkers data report released last week predicts that by next year The Bahamas’ vacation rental market will have more bookings than the traditional hotel market. “We find it interesting that people ‘do a 180’ in their preferences once they use peer to peer (P2P) lodging,” notes a press statement on the report’s findings. “They move directly from preferring traditional hotels to preferring P2P accommodations.” The statement added that some people do not even consider visiting an area unless there is a vacation rental option available to them. “Engel & Völkers’ ground breaking research data gives credence to the general impression throughout The

Vacation Rental Bahamas’ hospitality industry that a highly successful and lucrative secondary homeowners market has opened up, with many variations and operators nationwide,” the statement points out. Engel & Völkers Bahamas’ 2019 Vacation

Rental Report keeps those in the industry abreast of the trends in the market. “The purpose of our report is to provide The Bahamas real estate industry, comprising renters and owners, buyers, sellers, developers, lenders, agents and its

Domestic abuse in Cayman Islands reports quadruple Reports of domestic violence in the Cayman Islands have quadrupled in the past five years. Police believe the alarming statistic does not indicate an increase in abusive behaviour, but rather shows the extent of a problem that has been going on behind closed doors for decades. According to the Caymanian Compass, investigators says fewer victims are suffering in silence and more cases than ever are being referred to police or social workers for intervention. Inspector Kevin Ashworth, head of the police’s Family Support Unit, said his officers and their partners at the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub are dealing with more cases than ever. Police were alerted to 2,218 allegations involving domestic violence – ranging from verbal threats to physical abuse – in 2018, compared with 526 in 2014 – a 400% increase in five years. The increase in the number of victims, largely but not exclusively women and children, seeking help is reflected at the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre, where demand for space at the safe house has never been greater. Mehr Lamba, outreach coordinator at the centre, said there were 35 women and children housed at the shelter in December

last year – the highest ever for a single month. The four-bedroom house with 24 beds and two cribs is struggling to cope with the demand. Lamba said a new, purpose-built shelter is planned within the next five years to meet a growing need in the community. Inspector Ashworth said the creation of the MASH unit, which brings police, social workers and charities together in one hub, and new mandatory reporting requirements were likely behind the massive increase in reports. “More survivors, family members, community members and professional agencies are recognising the problem exists and are now highlighting the same to the authorities,” he said. “The rise in referrals does not indicate a rise in abusive behaviour patterns over the last few years, but more accurately demonstrates that such referrals are being made due to the confidence and bravery of those seeking help.” He said it was up to police and their partners to follow through with successful investigations and protection measures to ensure that confidence was maintained. Ashworth acknowledged the number of cases of domestic violence in the Cayman Islands was high, based on the 2018

statistics, but said police would rather know the true extent of the problem than have cases to go unreported. He said there had been historic underreporting of domestic violence, both in Cayman and worldwide, but public and media campaigns and mandatory reporting measures were helping bring cases to light. “It is clearly a significant concern that many victims of abuse in both domestic and child safeguarding matters have not received the timely services and assistance they should have,” he said. “Many cases would have been perpetuated for years, decades even, before disclosures or reports were made.” He said partnerships with other government agencies, such as the Family Resource Centre, and non-profits like the Crisis Centre, were essential to addressing and reducing domestic violence. Lamba agreed that the rise in reports of domestic violence was likely linked to an increase in awareness about the crime and the services available locally for victims. She said such abuse was likely still underreported. “There is no excuse for domestic abuse,” she said.

associate professionals, with a baseline study of the vacation rental market in The Bahamas,” said the company’s principal Colin Lightbourn. “Over 4,200 properties have been used in this report and it is important to note that not all vacation rentals in The Bahamas are reported through Airbnb and Homeaway, however, at the present time this is the most centralized public data system of which to comprise a market report. The key data extracted for this report for all transactions are average daily rate, monthly occupancy rates, annual income, average bedrooms and average guests per rental.” The statement adds that much of the data in the report came from the vacation rental data site that tracks Airbnb, called AirDNA.

Four kidnapped Venezuelan women freed from fake police station in Trinidad Four Venezuelan women who were held captive in a house in Diego Martin have been rescued by officers of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT). The women were being kept in a house painted in the colours of a police station with the design of the Star of David on the gates. Investigators told Guardian Media that three men in their midtwenties were held for questioning after police raided the house. Senior sources say that two of the Venezuelan women in their twenties went house hunting for a place to rent in the Four Roads area yesterday morning. The women were directed to a house where men posing as fake police officers snatched them and brought them to the house resembling a police station along Union Drive, off Morne Coco Road in Diego Martin. The women also met two other Venezuelan women in the house that was also being held captive by the suspects. SORT officers obtained credible intelligence and swooped down on the house just after noon apprehending the suspects and rescuing the women. The suspects all from the area in their mid-20s were later taken into custody. The operation was conducted with the help of ACP Sterling of the Western Divison and Inspector Vincent of the Four Road Police Station with Sgt Mark Hernandez spearheading the SORT team.

The Queen Mother’s former retreat in Jamaica is up for sale A luxurious Caribbean estate previously visited by the late Queen Mother is up for sale, and it’s definitely fit for royalty. The Little Hill Estate, located at The Tryall Club in Jamaica has played host to many prestigious guests including the monarch’s mum, and is now on the market for $6.5million (around £5million). Set on a 200-foot hill and with 360 degree views of the Caribbean Sea, it’s easy to see why visitors would be so enamoured by the 10,000-square-foot villa. The property was first built by renowned architect Robert Hartley in 1959 and underwent extensive renovations in 2012, and boasts impressive facilities

for guests. The Little Hill Estate has both staff quarters and gardener’s quarters, as well as

a private outdoor swimming pool, picturesque gardens, and huge bedrooms and reception rooms. It would be large

And that’s not all; active guests can take advantage of the tennis court and access to the club’s internationally acclaimed championship golf course. Not only does the estate have a rich royal history, it is also located close to another area of Jamaica that is popular with the British royals – Montego Bay. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stayed at the lavish Round Hill Hotel and Villas while attending the wedding of Prince Harry’s best friend Thomas Inskip in March 2017. Meanwhile, the Queen and Prince Philip, Princess Margaret, and Prince of Wales enough to host big groups, have all been guests at the Half with five bedrooms within the Moon hotel since its opening villa, and an additional five in 1954. bedrooms in the staff quarters.


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Bahamas ‘Carnival not going to stop’

St Kitts police deny plans to arrest Opposition Leader Police have denied reports that they had planned to arrest Opposition Leader Dr Denzil Douglas when he returned to the twin island Federation last weekend. “The High Command would like to confirm that there is no warrant out for the arrest of the Honourable Dr Denzil Douglas. Therefore, this information that is being circulated in the public domain is inaccurate,” the police said in a statement. Deputy Leader for the main opposition St Kitts and Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP), Marcella Liburd said: “We have word from our comrade leader Dr Denzil Douglas that he was reliably informed that he would be arrested on his arrival at Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (RLB) . . . “We are taking this very seriously because we realise that with elections coming on that there have been more and more serious attempts to try and see if they could try and prevent Dr Douglas from being part of these elections,” she added. The SKNLP said that although the High Command had issued a statement denying any knowledge of the plan to arrest Douglas, scores of supporters refused to believe. It said that police had parked vehicles along the F.T. Williams Highway and waited outside the private terminal. “As Dr Douglas appeared from the lounge and walked through the exit of the terminal, the crowd which included several party officials and candidates, surged forward and lifted him above their shoulders in a jubilant greeting.” The party said in a brief address to the crowd, Dr Douglas said that while he was in Dominica, he had been informed that the authorities in Basseterre would wish to interview him on his return to St Kitts “because the aircraft he departed the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport on had no clearance”. “I do not know why this government wants to harass me. I went to Dominica. They are saying that the aircraft that I went to Dominica on did not have clearance and on my return I would be questioned. I do not clear aircrafts. I am not a pilot and so when I return am told, I would be held and questioned. I thank God that you all are here, because if you were not here this morning, I might have been arrested. “I was a passenger. I do not give aircrafts clearance. I went through the government security checks when I was going out. I make sure that I go through security checks whenever I travel, whether at the main terminal or here at the lounge,” Dr Douglas said.

Bahamas Carnival will only get bigger, said former Prime Minister Perry Christie who took to the road on Saturday and joined in with participants of the fifth annual Bahamas Carnival Road Fever. Christie, who posed for pictures and mingled with participants, said he was impressed by the turnout, particularly of vendors. “I drove the route just to look at the amount of people who are vendors out here, and there are a large, large amount of vendors,” he said during the parade. “And what is inescapable, the conclusion that must be drawn, Former Prime Minister Perry Christie and participants pose for a photograph is that this is not going to stop. Hubert Minnis, then leader of the other people have made public This is going to get larger, bigger, opposition, said that government comments about nudity and the more impactful, and it is best that funds spent on carnival should extent to which the behavior has we find a way to regulate it in have instead gone to Junkanoo. become challengeable, so we knew the best interest of those who are At the time, the Bahamas that would happen,” he said. enjoying it by participating and Christian Council (BCC) said “But by and large this those who enjoy it by watching.” that carnival’s promotion of is all about people enjoying Christie added, “I “scantily clad women” would themselves, about finding sources continue to be impressed by this only encourage “promiscuity, of employment.” incredible potential that carnival fornication, rape, incest and other However, he raised in The Bahamas has. Not only will sins of the flesh”. concerns over the regulation of it attract thousands of Bahamians Following the 2017 the event for safety purposes. to participate, but it will continue election, the Minnis-led Free “The concern I have is as to attract more and more people National movement (FNM) it gets larger and larger, it requires who will come from abroad and government vowed to not burden more and more organization, and therefore impact the economy the public with the costs of carnival, that we must really appreciate that positively.” and had the event privatized. thousands of Bahamians come to Bahamas Carnival was However, the BCC made it look at it,” he said. “Thousands launched in 2015 under the clear that it remained as concerned participate in it, but those people Christie administration. as ever over the event. who look at it don’t want to have it At the time, Christie In the lead-up to Saturday’s interrupted by being unregulated. touted carnival as a new avenue for road fever, BCC President Bishop Too many cars and trucks are Bahamians to share the country’s Delton Fernander called the allowed to come into the parade. culture and entertain visitors. road march a display of sexuality, It frustrates the participants and it But many opined that nudity and vulgarity, which has frustrates those who are viewing. that carnival would put too great challenged the moral, ethical and And I saw too much of that on a strain on the public purse with cultural practices of The Bahamas, this occasion, but I saw people little economic return. and has the potential to lead to happy. That’s an important thing, But shortly after that year’s sexual violence or rape. because the issue has been raised event, Christie said he silenced But Christie disagreed. about people being harmed and his critics with the outpouring of “In fairness to them, I sexual assaults, and not really for support for the inaugural event. have seen even in Trinidad where this kind of atmosphere out here.” Prime Minister Dr. a Christian community and

Antigua PM claims ‘petty jealousy’ in efforts to prevent fourth UWI campus Prime Minister Gaston Browne has criticised some Caribbean countries of harbouring “petty jealousies” for opposing moves by Antigua and Barbuda to become the fourth campus territory of the University of the West Indies (UWI) in September. “The technical committee of the university approved our university plan, unfortunately, you have some politics that is taking root now with some of the campus countries, if I may call them that, expressing concerns. They have all kind of fears, they have all kind of innuendoes and subterfuge they now bring to the fore,” Browne said in a programme on his private radio station over the weekend. “All I want to say to them; they can jump high, jump low, we’re opening up the door of our university come September of this year,” he added. Earlier this month, the UWI Vice Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles held talks with the Antigua and Barbuda government regarding the opening of the fourth landed

campus of the regional tertiary institution. Government said then that the Five Islands Campus should be opened in September with at least 1,000 students and according to a Cabinet statement issued here, the Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, was invited to Cabinet to announce the pending decision of the Accreditation Council. “The Fourth Landed Campus of the University of the West Indies—the Five Islands Campus—is to be approved when the Council next meets in two weeks. The amount required annually, the Council will determine, is likely to be met by the Antigua and Barbuda authorities; the infrastructure is also in place to meet the tailored financial capabilities,” the statement noted. The Cabinet statement noted that the discussion also focused upon staffing, meeting student satisfaction, building sporting facilities, and approaching friendly countries for assistance with expanding the university, noting “these topics were also addressed

From left, Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin General, UWI Vice Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne (center) and other members of his Cabinet. Photo credit: Antigua government by the Cabinet and the Vice Chancellor”. The UWI existing campus territories are Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago and Prime Minister Browne told radio listeners that the campus here would be opened in September regardless of whether or not there’s support from other Caribbean countries. “… if they put any

obstacles in our way then we use another brand, it doesn’t have to be UWI. We have decided to go with UWI because we are integrationist at heart and we would expect their full cooperation. “Just as how Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica have campuses to educate their people, we want the same thing within the OECS, and this is an initiative

in which Antigua and Barbuda shall not relent” Browne said. “They can have their concerns, that’s fine, but at the end of the day we have a campus that will be adequately funded by a tax… No other UWI campus has that source of dedicated income. Those who have their little petty jealousies they better put them aside,” he added.


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China vows retaliation if Trump raises tariffs

Ratcheting up tension ahead of talks in Washington, China vowed Thursday to defend its own interests and retaliate if President Donald Trump goes ahead with more tariff hikes in a dispute over trade and technology. Beijing will impose “necessary countermeasures” if the increases take effect Friday as planned, the Commerce Ministry said. It gave no details but a ministry spokesman said Beijing has made “all necessary preparations,” suggesting it might be bracing for worsening conflict. Trump threw global financial markets into turmoil with Sunday’s threat to raise import duties on $200 billion of Chinese goods from 10% to 25%. Trump complained Beijing was trying to backtrack on earlier agreements. “If the U.S. tariff measures are carried out, China will have to take necessary countermeasures,” said a Commerce Ministry statement. The spokesman, Gao Feng, said later that Beijing has the “determination and ability to defend its own interests.” The volley of threats reignited jitters about global economic growth, prompting another round of losses on world stock markets. If tariff hikes go ahead, “risks of a financial market collapse, extreme risk aversion, and sharp slowdown in global growth will spike,” said Philip Wee of DBS Group in a report. In early trading, London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index dropped 0.5% and France’s CAC 40 lost 1.3%. Hong Kong’s main benchmark skidded 2.4% and the Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.5%. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 lost 0.9%. Before this week’s acrimony,

Workers assemble truck’s tires at a plant in Nantong city in east China’s Jiangsu province Sunday, April 28, 2019 both sides said negotiations were making progress, which helped to stabilize financial markets. But economists warned a deal might be further away than investors hoped. Trump raised duties on $250 billion of Chinese imports starting in July over complaints Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology. That includes a 25% charge on $50 billion of goods and 10% on $200 billion. Washington is pressing Beijing to roll back plans for government-led creation of Chinese global competitors in robotics, electric cars and other technologies. The United States, Europe, Japan and other trading partners say those violate Beijing’s market-opening commitments. American officials also want Beijing to reduce subsidies they say violate Chinese free-trade pledges and to narrow its multibillion-dollar trade surplus with the United States.

Beijing responded with penalties on $110 billion of American imports, but is running out of goods for tariff hikes due to their lopsided trade balance. “China is not afraid of conflict,” said the Global Times, a newspaper published by the ruling Communist Party’s People’s Daily that is known for its nationalist tone. It said Beijing has measures in place to “minimize losses” for its companies. “Mentally and materially, China is much better prepared than its U.S. counterpart,” the newspaper said. Chinese exports to the United States plunged 13% from a year ago in April and are off 9.7% since the start of 2019. Total Chinese exports sank 2.7% in April, well below forecasts of growth in low single digits. Imports of American goods tumbled 26%.

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Voice-print technology monitors inmates’ calls in Florida A sophisticated voice-identity technology that monitors inmates on prison telephones has been installed in at least 23 Florida counties and has been used to bring criminal charges against inmates in at least one of them, a Fresh Take Florida investigation found. The technology produced by a secretive, Dallas-based company is designed to make and store voice prints of inmates and to ensure they are using prison phones under their own identities, rather than secretly making calls using the IDs of other inmates. Inmates throughout Florida are compelled to agree to monitoring by the software developed by Securus Technologies, called Investigator Pro, or they risk losing or limiting their phone privileges. But there are unanswered public policy questions about the technology: What happens to the voice records of defendants who are acquitted or whose criminal charges are dropped? What happens to voice records of innocent civilians whom inmates call from jails? What restrictions exist in using those voice records for other purposes, by governments or private corporations? What happens if the software mistakes someone’s voice for another’s? The technology was first revealed in a January report by the Intercept, an online news organization, but it has been difficult to find out details of the technology because the company that produces it has been tight-lipped. According to a memo obtained by Fresh Take Florida, the company has advised facilities to stick to a list of talking points when approached by journalists about the technology. The company is privately held and said it works with more than 3,400 public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies across the U.S. and that its services are used by more than 1.2 million inmates. But it has not discussed its technology or its implications in extensive detail, describing it only as an “essential tool for law enforcement” that can detect and prevent serious crimes. The software “uses continuous voice identification technology to determine what inmate(s) are speaking on the call, detect certain three-way call violations and help investigators find correlations between calls that might otherwise go undetected,” according to the company’s contract with Alachua County, obtained under public records laws.

As Venezuela tensions mount, U.S. to deploy hospital ship to region As tensions with Venezuela mount, the United States is planning to announce on Tuesday the deployment of a military hospital ship to the region, U.S. officials say, in the latest sign of the Pentagon’s limited, and targeted, involvement in the crisis. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, did not specify where in the region the ship would travel to. Last year, a hospital ship — the USNS Comfort — cared for Venezuelan refugees and others as it stopped in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Honduras. The U.S. military’s Southern Command, which oversees U.S. forces in Latin America, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The deployment will fall far short of satisfying some of President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans, who have called for more robust U.S. military support to Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who seeks to oust President Nicolas Maduro. The United States and some 50 countries recognize Guaido as the legitimate head of state. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has called for the deployment

of a U.S. aircraft carrier, something critics say is tantamount to threatening U.S. military intervention to topple Maduro. President Donald Trump has invested considerable political capital in the diplomatic and economic intervention in the Venezuela crisis. But he has not signaled an intent to use military force. Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, however, stressed last week that the Pentagon has been planning a full range of military options. The announcement of the hospital ship’s deployment would come the same day that U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was expected to offer new incentives to Venezuela’s military to turn against Maduro, responding to an attempted uprising that fizzled out last week. In a speech at the State Department scheduled for 3:25 p.m. (1925 GMT), Pence will also warn that the United States will soon move to impose sanctions on 25 additional magistrates on Venezuela’s supreme court, a senior administration official said. Pence will also offer assistance for refugees who have fled the country,

People hold lit candles and Venezuelan flags while participating in a candlelight vigil held for victims of recent violence in Caracas, Venezuela May 5, 2019 and an economic aid package contingent on a political transition, according to the official. Guaido, the president of the country’s national assembly, invoked Venezuela’s constitution in January to declare himself interim president of the

country, arguing that Maduro’s 2018 reelection was illegitimate. Maduro - who has said Guaido is a puppet of Washington - has sought to show that the military remains on his side, but opposition leaders and U.S. officials have said that support is tenuous.


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Harry and Meghan introduce their son LONDON — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, also known as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, presented their 2-day-old son to the world on Wednesday afternoon. The baby, wrapped in a delicate, cream-colored blanket and wearing a white knit cap, slept through his first interview in his father’s arms. His name, the subject of avid speculation and a substantial betting market, was announced later in the day: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. “It’s magic,” the duchess said, when asked about motherhood. “I have the two best guys in the world, so I’m really happy.” The baby, she said, “has the greatest temperament in the world; he’s really calm.” “I don’t know who he gets that from,” his father said. The infant’s other pressing business of the day was to meet Queen Elizabeth II, his great-grandmother. The couple shared a photograph of the queen and Archie on their Instagram account when they announced his name. It was difficult to ascertain much about the baby from the three-minute “media moment,” and when a journalist asked Prince Harry to show his son’s face to the cameras, he complied with an almost imperceptible tilt. Asked whom the baby takes after, Harry said, “We’re still trying to figure that out.” “He’s already got a little bit of facial hair, as well,” he said. His wife giggled. “Wonderful.” The duchess, a former actress who largely shies away from floral prints and frippery, wore a sleeveless, V-neck white dress with gold buttons for her first outing as a new mother, and Manolo Blahnik pumps with four-inch heels. The couple later posted three photographs taken by Chris Allerton, who was also present at their wedding.

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Meghan and harry Interest in the child has been far more breathless than his position in the royal line of succession — he is seventh, after his father — would suggest. As the first multiracial, halfAmerican child born in the top echelons of the royal family, he has come to signify, for many, the monarchy’s progression into a more modern, inclusive era. On his father’s side, his ancestry can be traced to the German ducal house of Saxe-Coburg, which Anglicized its name during World War I. Some of his ancestors on his mother’s side were born into slavery in the American south, migrating north and west to build new lives as free men and women. He is also the son of a bona fide Hollywood celebrity, who has drawn a large and protective American fan base into the press-fueled drama of the British royal family. Throughout the duchess’s pregnancy, the family seemed to be negotiating the boundary between

public and private, a difficult balance in a country that, in exchange for supporting the royal family with tax revenues, demands a degree of access to their personal lives. The Sussexes ruffled feathers by opting out of a maternity-ward photo opportunity, customary for the last four decades, in which the royal parents emerge onto the hospital steps to face hundreds of waiting photographers. As an alternative, they invited in a handful of British reporters — one reporter, one still photographer, and two camera crews — for a 10-minute audience with the new family. Meghan is now the Duchess of Sussex, but she still does things her own way: The couple bucked royal tradition by declining to say where the baby was born and opting not to come out to pose with the newborn just hours after the birth. Instead, an obviously overjoyed Harry emerged to tell the world — via

its waiting TV cameras — that a baby had been born. It marked a moment the nation is likely to remember as a oncetroubled boy undone by the death of his mother Princess Diana in 1997 car crash seemed giddy in his embrace of fatherhood. The child will be eligible for dual citizenship, but Harry and Meghan have not said whether they plan to apply for American status. Harry has long spoken of his desire to start a family. He had several serious relationships, but they collapsed in part because of the pressure of constant press scrutiny, leading Harry to vow to protect Meghan from intrusive reporting. He has complained publicly about a racist undertone in coverage of Meghan, who has a white father and an African-American mother. Harry and Meghan recently moved from central London to a secluded house known as Frogmore Cottage near Windsor Castle, 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of London. The move is seen as reflecting a desire for privacy as they raise their first child. It also separates Harry and Meghan from William and his wife Kate, who had been living in the same compound at Kensington Palace in central London with their three children — Prince George, Princess Charlotte.

‘Thrust reverser’ broken on plane that slid into Florida river A component meant to slow an aircraft on landing was inoperative on the Boeing jetliner that slid off a runway into a river at a Florida military base, injuring 22 people, investigators said on Sunday. The failure of the left-hand “thrust reverser” on the Boeing 737-800 was one of the factors investigators were looking at, as well as a request by the pilots to change runways, said National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg. The plane chartered by the U.S. military landed during a thunderstorm at Naval Air Station Jacksonville on Friday night and was arriving from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba with 136 passengers and seven crew members. It slid off the end of the runway into shallow water and sank up to its wings, forcing passengers to walk along the wings to safety. “The aircraft had been in

Aerial view of the Miami Air International Boeing 737-800 that overran the runway at NAS Jacksonville and came to rest in the St Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S., May 4, 2019 maintenance and the maintenance log noted that the left hand thrust reverser was inoperative,” Landsberg told a press conference, explaining that the component slowed an aircraft by diverting thrust from an engine.

Several dogs and cats traveling in crates in the submerged forward hold of the plane are presumed dead and the U.S. Navy has arranged to have divers remove them from the aircraft, said Landsberg.

Shortly before landing, the pilots asked to change to a runway that had equipment set up on it, reducing the length of available landing space to 7,800 feet (2377 meters) from a total runway length of 9,000 feet (2743 meters), Landsberg said. “We don’t know what they were thinking or why that was their choice,” said Landsberg of their decision. The aircraft, chartered from Miami Air International, landed at a speed of 163 knots (188 mph) with a tail wind of 15 knots (17 mph) that increased its ground speed to 178 knots (205 mph) on landing, Landsberg said. Asked to confirm that the speed appeared excessive, Landsberg declined to comment. The cockpit voice recorder is in the submerged tail of the plane and investigators will not be able to recover it until the aircraft is drained of fuel and lifted out of the water.

Let’s make a Brexit deal, UK PM May tells Labour opposition Britain’s Conservative government and opposition Labour Party have a duty to strike a compromise Brexit agreement to end months of political deadlock over Britain’s exit from the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday. Writing in the Mail on Sunday newspaper, May told Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn: “Let’s do a deal.” The prospect of a crossparty compromise has alarmed many Conservatives, and May acknowledged that it was “not what I wanted, either.” “But we have to find a way to break the deadlock — and I believe the results of the local elections give fresh

urgency to this,” she wrote. The Conservatives are desperate to move forward after losing hundreds of positions in last week’s local authority elections. Labour also suffered losses as voters punished both main parties for the Brexit impasse. Almost three years after Britain voted to leave the EU, the date and terms of Brexit remain uncertain. The U.K.’s departure date has been postponed from March 29 until Oct. 31 because May has been unable to get British lawmakers to approve her divorce deal with the EU. But suggestions that May’s government might make a deal that accepts Labour’s demand for close

economic ties with the EU have infuriated pro-Brexit Conservatives, who are demanding May’s resignation. “We have to make a change,” former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith told LBC radio. “The message was loud and clear that, since March 29, people have decided they are absolutely furious with the political class.” Labour Party politicians are wary about making a deal that could be seen as helping the archrival Conservatives deliver Brexit. Many party members and lawmakers want Labour to support a new, second referendum on Britain’s EU membership that could reverse voters’ 2016 decision to leave.

They point to big gains in the local elections for the anti-Brexit Liberal Democrats and Green Party as evidence the public would welcome a second referendum. Labour economy spokesman John McDonnell said Sunday the party would “come to an agreement if we can” with the Conservatives. But he also said the governing party couldn’t be trusted, after details of the negotiations appeared in the press. Asked on BBC television if he trusted May, McDonnell said: “No, sorry, not after this weekend when she’s blown the confidentiality” of the talks.


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UN report says nature is in worst shape in human history Nature is in more trouble now than at any other time in human history, with extinction looming over 1 million species of plants and animals, scientists said Monday in the United Nations’ first comprehensive report on biodiversity. It’s all because of humans, but it’s not too late to fix the problem, the report said. Species loss is accelerating to a rate tens or hundreds of times faster than in the past, the report said. More than half a million species on land “have insufficient habitat for long-term survival” and are likely to go extinct, many within decades, unless their habitats are restored. The oceans are not any better off. “Humanity unwittingly is attempting to throttle the living planet and humanity’s own future,” said George Mason University biologist Thomas Lovejoy, who has been called the godfather of biodiversity for his research. He was not part of the report. “The biological diversity of this planet has been really hammered, and this is really our last chance to address all of that,” Lovejoy said. Conservation scientists from around the world convened in Paris to issue the report, which exceeded 1,000 pages. The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) included more than 450 researchers who used 15,000 scientific and government reports. The report’s summary had to be approved by representatives of all 109 nations. Some nations hit harder by the losses, like small island countries, wanted more in the report. Others, such as the United States, were cautious in the language they sought, but they agreed “we’re in trouble,” said Rebecca Shaw, chief scientist for the World Wildlife Fund, who observed the final negotiations. “This is the strongest call we’ve seen for reversing the trends on the loss of nature,” Shaw said. The report’s 39-page summary highlighted five ways people are reducing biodiversity: Turning forests, grasslands and other areas into farms, cities and other developments. The habitat loss leaves plants and animals homeless. About three-quarters of Earth’s land, two-thirds of its oceans and 85% of crucial wetlands have been severely altered or lost, making it harder for species to survive, the report said. Overfishing the world’s oceans. A third of the world’s fish stocks are overfished. Permitting climate change from the burning of fossil fuels to make it too hot, wet or dry for some species to survive. Almost half of the world’s land mammals — not including bats — and nearly a quarter of the birds have already had their habitats hit hard by global warming. Polluting land and water. Every year, 300 to 400 million tons of heavy metals, solvents and toxic sludge are dumped into the world’s waters. Allowing invasive species to crowd out native plants and animals. The number of invasive alien species per country has risen 70% since 1970, with one species of bacteria threatening nearly 400 amphibian species. Fighting climate change and saving species are equally important, the report said, and working on both environmental problems should go hand in hand. Both problems exacerbate each other because a warmer world means fewer species, and a less biodiverse world means fewer trees and plants to remove heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the air, Lovejoy said. The world’s coral reefs are a perfect example of where climate change and species loss intersect. If the world warms another 0.9 degrees (0.5 degrees Celsius), which other reports say is likely, coral reefs will probably dwindle by 70% to 90%, the report said. At 1.8 degrees (1 degree Celsius), the report said, 99% of the world’s coral will be in trouble.

Trump reported $1.1billion in losses, paid no income tax President Trump reported $1.17 billion in financial losses to the IRS between 1985 and 1994, a massive run of red ink that kept him from paying income taxes during most of that period, according to a report published late Tuesday in the New York Times. The Times said it had documented those losses by obtaining official IRS tax transcripts for those years, showing the figures Trump reported on his IRS Form 1040 returns. The scope of those losses was such that, “year after year, Mr. Trump appears to have lost more money than nearly any other individual American taxpayer,” the Times said. The Times report comes a day after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he would not comply with a request from a House committee to turn over copies of more recent Trump tax returns. A 1924 law gives Congress the explicit power to request such returns, but Mnuchin said their request lacked a “legitimate legislative purpose,” a stance that is expected to be challenged in court. The White House and the Trump Organization did not immediately respond to requests for comment sent Tuesday evening. The Times said a private attorney for the president, Charles Harder, had called its report “demonstrably false,” but had not cited any specific errors. Until now, Trump’s early

Donald Trump waves to reporters with his wife, Ivana, as they board their luxury yacht in New York City in 1988 career in real estate was believed to have reached a peak in the late 1980s, when Trump wrote the “The Art of the Deal” — and then collapsed into loss and debt in 1990 and 1991. The Times story shows, however, that Trump’s losses began earlier. In 1985, the future president reported $46.1 million in losses from his casinos, hotels and other businesses, according to the report. Those losses got worse in 1990 and 1991, as Trump’s big bets on casinos, hotels and an airline all went bad. Trump reported $517.6 million in combined losses during those years, the Times said. Because of his losses, the Times said that Trump had not been required to pay income taxes for eight of the 10 years it examined.

Trump’s most profitable business during this period, the Times reported, was not in real estate but in the stock market. As the Times described it, Trump would buy stock in a company, then make public statements that indicated he was contemplating a hostile takeover of that company. The publicity would make the stock price rise, and then Trump — rather than buying more shares to make good on his takeover threat — would sell his stocks at a profit. That sort of faux takeover talk earned Trump $57 million by 1988, the Times reported. But eventually, investors stopped falling for it: When Trump bought stock in American Airlines and talked about a takeover, the market didn’t bite. Trump lost $34.9 million on shortterm stock trades that year, the Times said.

Pakistan busts prostitution ring that sent young women to China Pakistani authorities have arrested 12 suspected members of prostitution ring taking young Pakistani women to China, part of a growing human trafficking problem often based on fake marriages, officials said on Monday. Those arrested included eight Chinese nationals and four Pakistanis, said Jameel Ahmad, a top official at Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), which deals with human trafficking. “We busted the gang after the FIA received information about increasing smuggling of Pakistani woman to China where they are thrown into prostitution,” Ahmad told Reuters. He said several gangs were believed to be operating, mainly

targeting members of Pakistan’s Christian minority. The arrests came a week after Human Rights Watch said Pakistan should be alarmed by recent reports of trafficking of women and girls to China. It said the allegations were disturbingly similar to the pattern of trafficking of “brides” to China from at least five other Asian countries. The Chinese embassy in Islamabad has also raised the alarm over illegal, cross-border matchmaking services that are often a front for human trafficking. Last month the embassy said China was cooperating with Pakistani law enforcement agencies to crack down on illegal matchmaking. It denied reports that the women

were being trafficked for the sale of their organs as “misleading and groundless”. Ahmad said a police raid he led on a wedding ceremony last week the eastern city of Faisalabad was a major breakthrough in the investigation. He said a man and a woman from China and a fake priest were arrested at the ceremony where a Christian girl was to be married. “The gang members confessed that they have sent at least 36 Pakistani girls to China where they are being used for prostitution,” he said. The majority were Christians from different districts in eastern Punjab province, he said.

New Jersey governor signs law protecting public beach access New Jersey’s governor signed a law Friday intended to protect the public’s right to reach the beach in a state where some shore towns have employed a wide variety of tactics to discourage outsiders from sitting on or even walking across their sand. But not everyone is convinced the new law will actually change that. The bill signed by Democrat Phil Murphy codifies in law the state’s public trust doctrine, which holds that waterways including the ocean, bays and rivers, are common

property kept in trust by the state for the use of all people. It is a legal doctrine that dates back to the Roman Empire. It has been at the heart of decades of battles between access advocates, government and private property owners in a state where demand for access to the water remains high, but so do physical and legal obstacles. Some communities have actively worked to discourage outsiders from using their beaches by restricting beach badge sales to residents-only (something that was struck down by the courts); drastically limiting

public parking, prohibiting food on the beach, and refusing to provide public restrooms. Among other things, the law signed Friday requires the doctrine to be applied to coastal development, protection and funding issues. “New Jersey’s shoreline and coastal communities are some of our state’s greatest treasures,” Murphy said. “By strengthening the public’s right to access our beaches, we are ensuring that all New Jersey residents and visitors can enjoy our beautiful shore this summer and for generations to come.”


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Gaza quiet after Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire The Israeli military lifted protective restrictions on residents in the south on Monday, while Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant group reported a cease-fire deal had been reached to end the deadliest fighting between the two sides since a 2014 war. The escalation had killed 25 on the Gaza side, both militants and civilians, while on the Israeli side four civilians were killed by incoming fire. The Islamic Jihad militant group, which Israel accused of instigating the latest violence, confirmed that a “mutual and concurrent” truce had been brokered by Egypt. Hamas spokesman Hazem Qassem said Egyptian mediators, along with officials from Qatar and the U.N., helped reach the deal. He said Hamas could still use “different pressuring tools” to get Israel to ease a crippling blockade of Gaza.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pointedly noted that “the campaign is not over, and it requires patience and judgment.” The intense fighting over the past two days came to a halt early Monday and residents on both sides went back to their daily routines. Schools and roads had been closed, and Israelis had been urged to remain indoors and near bomb shelters as intense rocket fire pounded the area. Israel and Hamas are bitter enemies and have fought three wars and numerous smaller battles since the Islamic militant group seized Gaza from Western-backed Palestinian forces in 2007. In the latest fighting, which erupted over the weekend, Palestinian militants fired hundreds of rockets into Israel, while the Israeli military

responded with airstrikes on some 350 militant targets inside Gaza, including weapons storage, attack tunnels and rocket launching and production facilities. It also deployed tanks and infantry forces to the Gaza frontier, and put another brigade on standby. A Hamas commander allegedly involved in transferring Iranian funds to the group was killed in an airstrike, in an apparent return to Israel’s policy of targeting militant leaders. Palestinian medical officials reported 25 deaths, including at least 10 militants as well as three women, two of them pregnant, and two babies. The four Israeli civilians killed were the first Israeli fatalities from rocket attacks since the 50-day war in 2014. One was killed when his vehicle was hit by a Kornet anti-tank missile near the Gaza border.

Dubai court restores yacht to Russia tycoon, move disputed in divorce contest A $436 million superyacht belonging to a Russian billionaire at the center of one of the world’s costliest divorce battles has been released by a Dubai court after being impounded last year, but legal wrangling over the fate of the vessel continued. Oil and gas tycoon Farkhad Akhmedov was ordered to pay about 40 percent of his fortune to his former wife Tatiana Akhmedova by London’s High Court in 2016 in one of the largest divorce settlements in legal history. But Akhmedov failed to Superyacht Luna owned by Russian billionaire Farkad Akhmedov is docked at Port Rashid in pay the 453 million pound ($594 Dubai, United Arab Emirates March 28, 2019 million) divorce bill and the But lawyers acting for the large outdoor lower deck and a London court granted a worldwide Akhmedova called the ruling a private security team was guarding freezing order, under which “procedural decision” and said the it. Akhmedov’s superyacht M.V. Luna case had been referred to another Akhmedova began divorce was impounded in Dubai. Dubai court for a further hearing. proceedings in Britain in 2012. Luna, an expedition yacht “Akhmedova will simply Akhmedov said he and his wife had built for Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich before Akhmedov continue to pursue her claims in already divorced in Russia in 2000, bought it in 2014, has at least the Dubai Courts. She is bolstered but various Russian and British nine decks, space for 50 crew, two by the fact that she successfully courts have found no evidence to helipads, a vast swimming pool and obtained additional orders in support this assertion. the English Court yesterday to Forbes estimates a mini submarine. secure Luna,” the lawyers said in a Akhmedov’s net worth is $1.4 billion. On Wednesday the Dubai statement. The U.S. Treasury Department has court of appeal ruled that the Dubai When Reuters visited the put him on a list of sanctioned lower courts’ order to impound the yacht was wrong, allowing it to yacht on Thursday, moored in Russian state-owned companies leave the port, documents seen by Dubai’s Port Rashid, workers were and so-called “oligarchs”, identified installing new teak flooring on as close to President Vladimir Putin. Reuters showed.

An elderly Palestinian man walks next to the rubble of multi-story building was hit and destroyed on Sunday by Israeli airstrikes, in Gaza City, Monday, May. 6, 2019

6 firefighters investigated over alleged gang rape in Paris Six Paris firefighters are under investigation based on allegations of gang rape in a city firehouse. The Paris prosecutor’s office said the suspects were taken into custody as part of a judicial inquiry into gang rape or failure to prevent a crime. The six were presented to a judge Monday who named them all as “assisted witnesses” in the case, according to the prosecutor’s office. Under French law, the special status means magistrates have reason to suspect the men were more than simple witnesses and were involved in wrongdoing but don’t have enough evidence to file preliminary charges. The six were then released pending further investigation. The Paris fire service wouldn’t immediately comment. A police official said a Norwegian student filed a complaint Saturday for alleged rape at a fire station in the Plaisance district of southern Paris. French newspaper Le Parisien reported that the woman told police she had consensual sex with one firefighter but then was raped by several others. The accusation came just weeks after Paris firefighters were hailed as heroes for all-night efforts to save Notre Dame Cathedral from a devastating fire. Paris firefighters are members of the French military.

Death row Christian woman has left Pakistan, lawyer says A Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row falsely charged with blasphemy has left the country, her lawyer and media said on Wednesday, more than six months after she was acquitted by Pakistan’s top court. Pakistani and Canadian officials have not officially commented on Asia Bibi’s reported departure, perhaps due to the sensitive nature of her case. Bibi’s release in October sparked rioting by hardline Islamists, who rejected the Supreme Court’s verdict and warned Prime Minister

Imran Khan’s government that she must not be allowed to leave the country. They also called for Bibi, who has been staying at an undisclosed location under tight security, to be killed. “I have inquired within available channels, and according to them she has left for Canada,” Bibi’s lawyer, Saif Ul Malook, told Reuters. Pakistani TV channels Geo and ARY, citing unidentified sources, also reported Bibi had left the country. Pakistan’s foreign ministry did not respond to requests for comment.

In November, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his country was in talks with Pakistan about helping Bibi, whose family are believed to be outside Pakistan. She is widely expected to seek asylum and diplomats say she will have no problems. Pakistan’s Supreme Court in January upheld its earlier verdict to free Bibi, but Pakistani officials have worried that her sudden departure from the country could trigger further riots. Islamists have criticizing the government and the military for caving in to what they call pressure from the

Western world. Bibi, a farm worker and a mother of four, was convicted in 2010 of making derogatory remarks about Islam after neighbors working in the fields with her objected to her drinking water from their glass because she was not Muslim. Her case has outraged Christians worldwide and has been a source of division within Pakistan, where two politicians who sought to help her were assassinated, including Punjab province governor Salman Taseer, who was shot by his own bodyguard.

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J&J agrees to pay about $1 billion to resolve hip implant lawsuits Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay about $1 billion to resolve the bulk of lawsuits claiming the company sold defective metal-onmetal hip implants that ultimately had to be removed, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The agreement resolves over 95 percent of the 6,000 cases in which surgeons extracted the company’s Pinnacle implants because they left patients unable to walk and in pain, according to the report. The $1 billion total includes an earlier settlement for more than $400 million and there are still about 4,500 pending suits by patients with artificial hips that were not made totally of metal or haven’t been surgically removed, Bloomberg added. In February, Reuters reported J&J’s DePuy Orthopedics unit, which made the products, was in settlement talks to resolve most individual lawsuits alleging the company’s metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implants were

A Johnson & Johnson building is shown in Irvine, California, U.S., January 24, 2017 defective and caused severe injuries. The implants were said to cause a build-up of metal ions in the blood, causing groin pain, allergic reactions, bone erosion and tissue death. In 2013, DePuy ceased selling the metal-on-metal Pinnacle devices after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration strengthened its artificial hip regulations. The

Pinnacle system continues to be sold with other material combinations. Texas-based plaintiff lawyer Mark Lanier, one of the main attorneys for the consumers, declined to comment. Johnson & Johnson did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment.

Facebook co-founder says it is time to break up the company Facebook Inc co-founder and former Mark Zuckerberg roommate Chris Hughes has called for the break up of the social network in an opinion piece in the New York Times. “We are a nation with a tradition of reining in monopolies, no matter how well intentioned the leaders of these companies may be. Mark’s power is unprecedented and un-American,” Hughes wrote on Thursday. Facebook owns the largest social network with more than 2 billion users across the world. It also owns WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram, each used by more than 1 billion people. Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook, speaks at the Charles Schwab IMPACT 2010 Hughes co-founded conference in Boston, Massachusetts October 28, 2010 Facebook in 2004 at Harvard with ` “And I’m worried that the company’s Chief Executive for comment. In one of a number of Mark has surrounded himself with Officer Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz. He quit Facebook in security and privacy scandals to a team that reinforces his beliefs 2007 and later said in a LinkedIn hit the company, Facebook is instead of challenging them.” Hughes is not alone in post that he made half a billion accused of inappropriately sharing information belonging to 87 asking for break-up of Facebook. dollars for his three years of work. “It’s been 15 years since I million users with the now-defunct Some lawmakers have called for co-founded Facebook at Harvard, British political consulting firm federal privacy regulation and antitrust action to break up big tech and I haven’t worked at the Cambridge Analytica. Hughes said he last met companies. company in a decade. But I feel a Democratic presidential sense of anger and responsibility,” with Zuckerberg in the summer of Senator Elizabeth said Hughes, who later was an 2017, several months before the candidate online strategist for Barack Obama Cambridge Analytica scandal broke. Warren in March vowed to break during the 2008 presidential “Mark is a good, kind person. But up Facebook, Amazon.com Inc and I’m angry that his focus on growth Alphabet Inc’s Google if elected U.S. campaign. The company did not led him to sacrifice security and president to promote competition in the tech sector. immediately respond to requests civility for clicks,” Hughes said.

Google’s AI Assistant aims to transcend the smart speaker

In this Jan. 8, 2019, file photo shows the Google Assistant, which includes an “interpreter mode” that enables some of Google’s smart home devices to work as a translator, at the Google display area at CES International in Las Vegas When Google launched its now distinctive digital assistant in 2016, it was already in danger of being an also-ran. At the time, Amazon had been selling its Echo smart speaker, powered by its Alexa voice assistant, for more than a year . Apple’s Siri was already five years old and familiar to most iPhone users. Google’s main entry in the field up to that point was Google Now, a phone-bound app that took voice commands but didn’t answer back. Now the Google Assistant — known primarily as the voice of the Google Home smart speaker — is increasingly central to Google’s new products. And even though it remains commercially overshadowed by Alexa, it keeps pushing the boundaries of what artificial intelligence can accomplish in everyday settings. For instance, Google last year announced an Assistant service called Duplex, which it said can actually call up restaurants and make reservations for you. Duplex isn’t yet widely available yet outside of Google’s own Pixel phones in the U.S. Alexa and Siri so far offer nothing similar. Google is expected to announce updates and expansions to its AI Assistant at its annual developer conference Tuesday. Although voice assistants have spread across smartphones and into cars and offices, they’re currently most commonly found in the home, where people tend to use them with smart speakers for simple activities such as playing music, setting timers and checking the weather. Amazon’s Echo devices maintain a strong lead in the market, according to eMarketer ; the firm estimates that 63% of all U.S. smart speaker users will talk to an Amazon device this year, compared to 31% that will use Google. Apple’s HomePod is a mere afterthought, lumped in the “other” category which has a combined 12%. More broadly, though, the competition is much more difficult to assess. Google claims the Assistant is now available across more than a billion devices, although many of those are smartphones whose owners may never have uttered the Assistant’s wake-up phrase, “OK Google.” Google Assistant doesn’t record users commands by default — differing from Alexa — but recording must be turned on to access some of Assistant’s features, including a popular one that allows it to recognize different users by voice.

Authentic Jerk & Juice

Location: Grace Bay, Providenciales Seeking a Pastry Baker - $9.00 per hour Duties include preparing a wide variety of goods such as cakes, cookies, pies, bread etc. Is seeking a Cook - $8.00 per hour Must be able to prepare a variety of different food and set up allocated stations for menu Willing to work split shift and flexible hours Please Contact: 331-0221 These positions are new Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders can send a copy of their applications to the Immigration Board


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BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY WORLD NEWS

We hire smiles!!!

Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa, the only 6 Diamond All-inclusive property in the Caribbean is inviting applications from Turks and Caicos Islanders for the following vacant positions. We hire the personality and train the individual. Applicants must have a clean police record and a good command of the English language both written and spoken. In addition candidates must be able to obtain a clean background check, work nights, public holidays and week-ends. The Resort thanks everyone for their interest in advance and advises that applicants will be contacted for an interview via Text Message. The Spa Department requires: 

The Administration Department requires:

Spa Attendant (Cleaner)

Reports to:

Director of Operations (Manager)

Spa Manager

Reports to:

Managing Director

Under the guidance and supervision of the Spa Manager within the scope of established Sandals Resort policies, the Spa Attendant (Cleaner) will ensure that all aspects of Spa cleaning duties are performed accordingly

The Assistant Director of Operations Manager ensures the resort meets the brand’s target of customer needs, team member satisfaction and maximizes the cost effectiveness of the company. Assist with special projects and day to day operations.

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Physically fit with the ability to lift over 30 lbs. • No allergies to chemicals • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a related position.

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Minimum Bsc. Preferably in Hospitality from a recognized institution; • Minimum eight (8) years’ work experience in the Hotel Industry; • Experience managing in a 400 room or more hotel; • Experience managing a team of minimum 1000 employees;

This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder.

The Director of Operations Manager position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder.

The range for these positions is $6.25 to $6.75 per hour.

The salary for the position indicated above is dependent on skills and experience and is negotiable.

The Bar Department requires: 

The Maintenance Department requires:

Supervisor

Reports to:

Beverage Manager

Is responsible to assist the Beverage Manager in the running of the entire Beverage operation ensuring that all Bars and Catering facilities operate smoothly at all times, within the standard operating procedure. Simultaneously, maintaining F&B budget costs and continually monitoring and improving the level of service offered to our guests. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Three years minimal supervisory experience in similar multi outlet beverage operation with ability to maintain the highest level of standards; • Holds the CHS and/or CHDT certifications • Extensive food & beverage/wine knowledge; The Supervisor position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder (however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time.

The range for this position is $7.25- $9.00 per hour. The Concierge Department requires:  

Supervisor Shift Leader

Reports to:

       

Electrician Mechanic A/C Technician Senior Stove Technician Room Technician Carpenter Pool Operator Senior Plant Operator

Reports to: Chief Engineer To work closely with the Rooms Division to ensure that the physical appearance in and around the room is as per the Resort’s established quality and standards; to ensure that the furniture, fixture, A/C’s, plumbing and equipment are properly maintained, and to provide a prompt and efficient response to all guest service requests in a timely and courteous manner. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Must have a minimum of a high school diploma and/or a certificate in a field of engineering from a recognized Vocational Training Institution • Basic computer literacy and internet knowledge is preferred • Physically fit with the ability to lift and bend These positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. The range for these positions is $6.25 to $13.00 per hour.

Concierge Manager

The Watersports and Catamaran Departments require: Supervises the Concierge operation and ensures personnel are executing their duties in accordance to SRI SOP’s. Directs and coordinates the activities and daily functions of the Concierge department according to standards of Sandals Resorts International. Creatively and innovatively foster, mentor and develop team members. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Minimum two years’ supervisory work experience; Computer literate with computer application and software i.e. • Windows/Excel/Access/Outlook. Ability to input and access information from a computer and to adapt to new computer technology; • Holds Customer service or comparable certifications • Excellent Customer Service Skills; The Supervisor and Shift Leader and positions are currently held by Work Permit Holder, there are however holders of these positions with on-island status as well.

    

Boat Captain First Mate Deckhand/Lifeguard Shift Leader Scuba/ Dive Instructor

Reports to: Watersports Manager Under general supervision, ensures the safety of patrons of an aquatic facility by preventing and responding to emergencies. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Boat Captain License (Required Boat Captain) (preferred First Mate) • Certified PADI/NAUI Instructor; (Scuba, Dive Instructor and Shift Leader) • First Aid & CPR Certified;

The range for this position is $7.00 to $13.00 per hour These positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time.

The Concierge Department requires:  Reports to:

Junior Concierge (formally Mini-Bar Stocker)

The ranges for these positions are $7.25 to $13.00 per hour

Concierge Manager

The Photoshop Department requires:

To maintain an effective and detailed control on the movement of beverage items/guest supplies, from ordering to placement in rooms. Maintains standards of quality and presentation and assists with guest services. To work closely with Concierge and Housekeeping to ensure that Guests receive friendly, efficient service from the point of arrival until departure in regards to stocking and restocking of rooms, assistance with luggage, location of amenities, delivery of WOWs, and TLC calls, to assist in the Concierge when needed. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • High School diploma / certificate • Knowledgeable about inventory / accounting • Understand ordering and receiving processes

This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder however more than one is required recruitment is ongoing to fill these positions.

Wedding Videographer

Reports to: Photoshop Manager Responsible for the photographic experience, including the flow of guests through the photography, selection and purchase process Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: • Certification in Videography • Sales experience and able to meet quotas • Two (2) years’ experience in a similar position This position is currently held by Work Permit Holder (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill this position is underway at this time.

The range for these positions is $6.25 to $6.75 per hour.

The range for this position is $6.25 to $7.00 per hour plus commissions

Applications giving full details of qualifications and experience should be sent to: mmvaughn@grp.sandals.com or placed in the secure drop box at the service gate or Fax to: 941-4870 Attn: M McClean-Vaughn The Labour Commissioner The Human Resources Labour Department Providenciales Turks and Caicos Islands

and and should reach not later than May 17th 2019

Department Beaches Turks and Caicos P.O. Box 186


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TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMISSION Regulating with Honesty, Integrity and Transparency

NOTICE INTENTION TO REVOKE INSURANCE LICENCES 2 of 2019: PRODUCER OWNED REINSURANCE COMPANIES Pursuant to section 34 of the Financial Services Commission Ordinance, the Commission may revoke the licence of an insurer if the insurer has ceased to carry on the financial services business for which it was licensed. The Commission hereby gives notice of its intention to revoke the licences of the Companies listed below pursuant to its authority under section 34(1)(b) of the Financial Services Commission Ordinance since it is of the opinion that those listed companies have ceased to carry on insurance business. Any person, who is likely to be affected by the revocation of the insurance licence or has a reason why the licence should NOT be revoked, is invited to submit written representation to the Commission, no later than 4.00pm on Friday 24th May 2019, as to why the licence should not be revoked. Representation should be addressed to Ms Corine Bolton, Director Insurance, at email address: cbolton@tcifsc.tc Turks and Caicos Islands Financial Services Commission 23rd April 2019

Appendix 1: List of insurers who may have ceased to carry on insurance business in the Turks and Caicos Islands NO.

COMPANY NAME

REG. NO.

NO.

COMPANY NAME

REG. NO.

1

ASSURANCE REINSURANCE LIMITED

43592/E/L

39

DAP REINSURANCE, LTD.

43074/E/L

2

A-TEAM DRE 1 REINSURANCE LTD.

44027/E/L

40

DB 1 PA REINSURANCE LTD.

E.032856

3

AUTOXCEL REINSURANCE COMPANY, LTD.

I.047776

41

DC REINSURANCE COMPANY, LTD.

45446/E/L

4

B CANALES REINSURANCE, LTD.

42674/E/L

42

DEBOIS III REINSURANCE, LTD.

42065/E/L

5

BARI MANFREDI REINSURANCE LTD.

41565/E/L

43

DELL DRE 1 REINSURANCE LTD.

E.045564

6

BDA RE 1 REINSURANCE LTD.

42810/E/L

44

DJCJ REINSURANCE LIMITED

42215/E/L

7

BDASR RE 1 REINSURANCE LTD.

43679/E/L

45

DON'S ELEMENT RE 1 REINSURANCE LTD.

I.047012

8

BDB-VOP REINSURANCE LIMITED

41751/E/L

46

DRIVE DRE 1 REINSURANCE LTD.

E.044155

9

BEACH DRE 1 REINSURANCE LTD.

45590/E/L

47

DURANGO REINSURANCE COMPANY, LTD.

43680/E/L

10

BEAVER CREEK FINANCIAL 2 REINSURANCE LTD.

43419/E/L

48

DWASR RE 3 REINSURANCE LTD.

43415/E/L

11

BERKENPAS REINSURANCE COMPANY, LTD.

42592/E/L

49

EADS REINSURANCE LIMITED

45705//E/L

12

BEST PROTECTION RE 1 REINSURANCE LTD.

44025/E/L

50

EDWARDS REINSURANCE COMPANY, LTD.

42911/E/L

13

BEVO REINSURANCE, LTD.

43950/E/L

51

EHN REINSURANCE, LTD.

43908/E/L

14

BFM REINSURANCE LIMITED

42357E/L

52

EMG WARRANTY REINSURANCE LIMITED

45839/E/L

15

BL REINSURANCE LIMITED

45256/E/L

53

FAST AUTO REINSURANCE, LTD.

42819/E/L

16

BLUE FLAME REINSURANCE, LTD.

46120/E/L

54

FEHRMAN REINSURANCE LIMITED

44933/E/L

17

BM WARRANTY REINSURANCE LIMITED

43589/E/L

55

FOR THE PEOPLE REINSURANCE LIMITED

44082/E/L

18

BOX 23 REINSURANCE COMPANY, LTD.

I.47261

56

FOUR SEASON ISLANDS RE, LTD.

46664/E/L

19

BRIGHTLINE REINSURANCE LIMITED

E.026081

57

FRONTIER RE 1 REINSURANCE LTD.

46966/E/L

20

BROADHURST REINSURANCE COMPANY, LTD.

45424/E/L

58

FULL THROTTLE REINSURANCE LIMITED

46681/E/L

21

BRUTUS RE 1 REINSURANCE LTD.

47038/E/L

59

GABNOH REINSURANCE LIMITED

43829/E/L

22

CAPITAL ATLANTIC REINSURANCE LIMITED

42830/E/L

60

GEC RE 1 REINSURANCE LTD.

45629/E/L

23

CAPITAL SECURITY DRE 1 REINSURANCE LTD.

I.046967

61

GGC RE 2 REINSURANCE LTD.

45748/E/L

24

CK3 FUTURES REINSURANCE LIMITED

47083/E/L

62

GOLDSTEIN REINSURANCE, LTD.

42880/E/L

25

CLASSIC AUTO REINSURANCE, LTD.

45850/E/L

63

GRALAN REINSURANCE, LTD.

42445/E/L

26

CNI REINSURANCE, LTD

E.025795

64

GRANDPA'S REINSURANCE LIMITED

45209/E/L

27

COLLATERAL REINSURANCE COMPANY, LTD

42356/E/L

65

HARBAR REINSURANCE LIMITED

46561/E/L

28

COMMUNITY MASON CITY REINSURANCE LIMITED

43272/E/L

66

HCCC DRE 1 REINSURANCE LTD.

E.044254

29

CONNECT REINSURANCE, LTD.

46037/E/L

67

HILLSTOP DRE 1 REINSURANCE LTD.

E.045226

30

COUNTRYMEN REINSURANCE LIMITED

43852/E/L

68

HOBLIT REINSURANCE LIMITED

41764/E/L

31

COURTESY 2 REINSURANCE COMPANY, LTD.

41867/E/L

69

INSUREMAXX REINSURANCE, LTD.

44154/E/L

32

COVENANT 1 AL REINSURANCE, LTD.

E.032859

70

ISLE OF WIGHT RE 1 REINSURANCE LTD.

42643/E/L

33

CRANBROOK IV REINSURANCE COMPANY, LTD.

42405/E/L

71

JAB REINSURANCE LIMITED

E.43724

34

CRN REINSURANCE COMPANY I, LTD.

44588/E/L

72

JACOB Re 1 REINSURANCE LTD.

E.042020

35

CRUMP INVESTMENT REINSURANCE LIMITED

45008/E/L

73

JFSS REINSURANCE LTD.

E.043072

36

CSAS REINSURANCE, LTD.

42818/E/L

74

JOELSTAR, LTD.

4368/E/L

37

CSL REINSURANCE COMPANY, LTD.

44759/E/L

75

JOHN CATHEY REINSURANCE LIMITED

45957/E/L

38

D&H HOLDINGS REINSURANCE LIMITED (DNH HOLDINGS REINSURANCE LIMITED)

44518/E/L

76

JOHN JACOB & CO. REINSURANCE, LTD.

44426/E/L

77

JP INVESTMENTS REINSURANCE LIMITED

43277/E/L

P.O. Box 140 • Caribbean Place • Leeward Highway • Providenciales • Turks and Caicos Islands Tel: (649) 946 – 5314 / 941 – 8311 • Fax: (649) 941 – 3569 P.O. Box 79 • Waterloo Plaza • Waterloo Road • Grand Turk • Turks and Caicos Islands Tel: (649) 946 – 2791 / 946 – 2550 • Fax: (649) 946 – 1714 Website: www.tcifsc.tcEmail: fsc@tcifsc.tc


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TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMISSION Regulating with Honesty, Integrity and Transparency

NOTICE INTENTION TO REVOKE INSURANCE LICENCES 2 of 2019: PRODUCER OWNED REINSURANCE COMPANIES Pursuant to section 34 of the Financial Services Commission Ordinance, the Commission may revoke the licence of an insurer if the insurer has ceased to carry on the financial services business for which it was licensed. The Commission hereby gives notice of its intention to revoke the licences of the Companies listed below pursuant to its authority under section 34(1)(b) of the Financial Services Commission Ordinance since it is of the opinion that those listed companies have ceased to carry on insurance business. Any person, who is likely to be affected by the revocation of the insurance licence or has a reason why the licence should NOT be revoked, is invited to submit written representation to the Commission, no later than 4.00pm on Friday 24th May 2019, as to why the licence should not be revoked. Representation should be addressed to Ms Corine Bolton, Director Insurance, at email address: cbolton@tcifsc.tc Turks and Caicos Islands Financial Services Commission 23rd April 2019

Appendix 1: List of insurers who may have ceased to carry on insurance business in the Turks and Caicos Islands NO.

COMPANY NAME

REG. NO.

NO.

COMPANY NAME

REG. NO. 43278/E/L

78

KINGDOM PROTECTION DRE 1 REINSURANCE LTD.

I.043713

115

REAVES REINSURANCE LIMITED

79

LAK REINSURANCE, LTD.

44422/E/L

116

80

LANI KAI REINSURANCE GROUP, LTD.

46750/E/L

REINBERG REINSURANCE LIMITED (TRG REINSUR- 43524/E/L ANCE LIMITED)

81

LARRY AND CLINT REINSURANCE LIMITED

45891/E/L

117

RJEL RE 1 REINSURANCE LTD

E.041350

82

LDW DRE 1 REINSURANCE LTD.

44124/E/L

118

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CARE REINSURANCE, LTD.

I.47333

83

LOKI REINSURANCE, LTD.

44423/E/L

84

LONE CONE INVESTMENTS RE 1 REINSURANCE LTD

E.035104

85

LONE STAR SERVICE COMPANY RE 1 REINSURANCE LTD.

E.042218

86

LPM REINSURANCE, LTD.

44960/E/L

87

LWJV REINSURANCE, LTD.

46761/E/L

88

M&EM REINSURANCE LIMITED

89

MARTINDALE REINSURANCE LIMITED

90

MCDECK PREMIER REINSURANCE, LTD.

91 92 93

119

RON MICHAELS REINSURANCE, LTD.

44160/E/L

120

RPO PLUS REINSURANCE LIMITED

45083/E/L

121

SAINTE ROBINSON DRE 1 REINSURANCE LTD.

E.045230

122

SCHOENHARD JR REINSURANCE LIMITED

45024/E/L

123

SE RE 1 REINSURANCE LTD

E.037581

124

SENATOR REINSURANCE, LTD.

44367/E/L

44434/E/L

125

SERENITY REINSURANCE, LTD.

44961/E/L

42038/E/L

126

SJF INSURANCE GROUP RE 1 REINSURANCE LTD

E.039247

45835/E/L

127

SPLASH RE 1 REINSURANCE LTD

42976/E/L

MISSY RE 1 REINSURANCE LTD.

E.041352

128

SSC, LLC REINSURANCE LIMITED

I.47189

MK2J REINSURANCE LIMITED

44286/E/L

129

STARVED ROCK COUNTRY REINSURANCE LIMITED

46852/E/L

MONTEREY BAY FINANCIAL REINSURANCE LIMITED 47117/E/L

130

SUNSHINE HOLDINGS DRE 1 REINSURANCE LTD.

E.044943

94

MSS REINSURANCE, LTD.

46738/E/L

131

SYNERGY WARRANTY REINSURANCE, LTD.

45844/E/L

95

NATALYA REINSURANCE LIMITED

45903/E/L

132

TAYLOR GAP REINSURANCE LIMITED

45152/E/L

96

NDLD REINSURANCE COMPANY, LTD.

44474/E/L

133

THE BROTHERS MULLER REINSURANCE LIMITED

45023/E/L

97

NETWORK FUNDING REINSURANCE, LTD.

E.032457

134

THE NEXT LEVEL REINSURANCE LIMITED

44914/E/L

98

OFB REINSURANCE, LTD.

E.031795

135

THE VIKING REINSURANCE PLAN, LTD.

45451/E/L

99

OSO RE 1 REINSURANCE LTD.

E.041351

136

THIRD GENERATION RE 1 REINSURANCE, LTD.

44125/E/L

100

P.J.J. AUTOS RE 1 REINSURANCE LTD.

E.044378

137

TOTALLY ASSURED REINSURANCE LIMITED

44790/E/L

101

PALEHORSE SECURITIES REINSURANCE, LTD.

44593/E/L

138

TRI 5 RE 1 REINSURANCE LTD

E.037579

102

PARKS & JONES REINSURANCE LIMITED

41598/E/L

139

TRIPLE B REINSURANCECOMPANY, LTD.

46276/E/L

103

PCM REINSURANCE, LTD.

E.031788

140

TRUWRIGHT REINSURANCE LIMITED

43142/E/L

104

PECOS REINSURANCE COMPANY, LTD.

E.44150

141

UNITED RISK REINSURANCE LIMITED

44004/E/L

105

PEEK REINSURANCE COMPANY, LTD.

44477/E/L

142

VARDA RE 1 REINSURANCE LTD.

41982/E/L

106

PLANET FUNDING CORP. REINSURANCE LIMITED

43337/E/L

143

VIDALIA REINSURANCE LIMITED

45715/E/L

107

PLUS ULTRA RE

E.032598

144

WADE CHASE REINSURANCE LIMITED.

46347/E/L

108

POD RE 2 REINSURANCE LTD.

E.043025

145

WASHKE FAMILY REINSURANCE LIMITED

E.43718

109

POLONEZ RE 1 REINSURANCE LTD.

I.047668

146

WCM REINSURANCE LIMITED

42764/E/L

110

PONY REINSURANCE LIMITED

44805/E/L

147

WILDCAT FORD REINSURANCE COMPANY, LTD.

42618/E/L

111

PRICE GROUP AUTO, LIMITED

41559/E/L

148

WILLRODT REINSURANCE LIMITED

45516/E/L

112

PURE JOY REINSURANCE COMPANY, LTD.

45439/E/L

149

WTF REINSURANCE COMPANY, LTD.

41899/E/L

113

R & Y INVESTMENTS RE 1 REINSURANCE LTD.

44945/E/L

150

YEVI PARTNERS REINSURANCE LTD.

E.043820

114

RANDY PATON REINSURANCE LIMITED

I.047802

P.O. Box 140 • Caribbean Place • Leeward Highway • Providenciales • Turks and Caicos Islands Tel: (649) 946 – 5314 / 941 – 8311 • Fax: (649) 941 – 3569 P.O. Box 79 • Waterloo Plaza • Waterloo Road • Grand Turk • Turks and Caicos Islands Tel: (649) 946 – 2791 / 946 – 2550 • Fax: (649) 946 – 1714 Website: www.tcifsc.tcEmail: fsc@tcifsc.tc


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NORMAN COX

TURKS & CAICOS SUN

Tito Boyce

MAY 10TH, 2019 – MAY 17TH, 2019

Norman Parker

In Blue Hill, Millennium High, Providenciales Is seeking a Keyboard Player - $7.00 an hour Must be able to play the keyboard during prayer meetings, worshiping and praising service, on the fasting day and to practice with the Praising Team Is seeking a Drummer - $7.00 per hour Must be able to play the Drums during prayer meetings, on the fasting day and to practice with the Praising Team To work 5 days per week Please Contact: 332-3515or 341-3515 These positions are new Applicants who are TCI Islanders should also send copies of their application to the Immigration Board #814052

In South Caicos Is seeking a Diver To work 6 days per week Duties include fishing, diving, and preparing seafood for sale Salary: $6.25 per hour Please contact 232-4554 or 341-7311 This position is currently held by a work permit holder Interested Turks and Caicos Islanders are encouraged to send a copy of their application to the Immigration Board

Location: Shore Club, Providenciales Is seeking a Labourer Duties may include cleaning and preparing a job site, loading and delivering materials, and using a variety of tools and machines Must be able to work 6 days per week Salary is $6. 25 per hour Please Contact: 241-4395 This position is a new position Interested Turks and Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board

Marjorie Basden

Ruth Beauty Salon

Cairsea Services Limited

In South Caicos Is seeking a Domestic Worker To do housekeeping work Must be able honest, trustworthy and speaks English To work 5 days per week Salary is $6.25 per hour Please Contact: 231-2894 This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders can send a copy of their applications to the Immigration Board

Church folly Grand Turk Turks & Caicos Islands Is seeking three (3) Hair Dressers To work (5) days per week (shiftwork) Duties entail Washing, Styling, manicure, Pedicure etc. Position pays $6.25 per hour at 40 hours minimum per week Please Contact: Cell; 245-9136 Positions are currently filled by Work Permit Holders Prospective applicants who are islanders can send copies of their applications to the Board

29 Old Airport Road Ph: 946-4205 Fx: 946-4504 Email: shipping@cairsea.com Requires: one (1) Labourer Duties: unload/load ocean containers, cargo aircraft, office & warehouse maintenance Hours: 8-5 Must be available for work on weekends & holidays Salary: $7.50 per hour This position is held by a Work Permit Holder Interested TC Islanders may remit applications directly to the Board of Employment

Glenroy Wilson

Blythe Malcolm

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In South Caicos Is seeking a Domestic Worker To work 6 days per week Duties include household cleaning, cooking, and laundry Salary: $ 6.25 per hour Please contact 344-7052 This is a new position Interested Turks and Caicos Islanders are encouraged to send a copy of their application to the Immigration Board

In Grand Turk Is seeking a Domestic Worker Duties may include general cleaning, washing cooking and washing To work 5 days per week Salary is $6.25 per hour Please Contact: 231-2062 This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders should also send copies of their application to the Immigration Board

In South Caicos Is seeking a Domestic Worker To work 6 days per week Duties include general house cleaning and cooking Salary: $ 6.25 per hour Please contact 341-2591 This position is currently held by a work permit holder Interested Turks and Caicos Islanders are encouraged to send a copy of their application to the Immigration Board

Yvonn Cleaning

On Pointe Car Wash

Ervine Quelch

Location: Providenciales, Five cays Is seeking (1) Labourer Duties may include cleaning and preparing a job site, loading and delivering materials, and using a variety of tools and machines. Salary $6.25 per Hour Work Hour: 8am – 3pm (1) Domestic worker To do general cleaning Must be able honest, trustworthy and speaks English Salary $6.25 per Hour Work Hour: 8am – 3pm Contact: 241-5535 These positions are new positions. Interested TCIslanders are invited to also send copies of their applications to the Labour Board.

Airport Road, Providenciales Is seeking Eight (8) Car Wash Attendants - $6.25 per hour Wash and clean interior and exterior of motor vehicles Maintain all equipment Be polite to all customers To work 6 days per week Please email applications to keith@live.com These positions are new positions. Interested TCIslanders are invited to also send copies of their applications to the Labour Board. These are new positions.

Domestic Worker WANTED In Grand Turk To do general cleaning Must be able honest, trustworthy and speaks English Salary $6.50 per hour To work 4 days per week Please Contact: 946-1570 This position is new. Interested Belongers must submit their application to the Immigration Board

Location: South Dock Road, Providenciales Is seeking a Labourer Duties may include cleaning and preparing a job site, loading and delivering materials, and using a variety of tools and machines To work 6 days per week Salary $6.50 per hour Please Contact: 246-5644 This position is new Interested Belongers must submit their application to the Immigration Board

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JaMalCo Ltd.

JaMalCo Ltd.

Glass Shack, Providenciales Is seeking one (1) Babysitter - $6.25 per hour Duties include ensuring a safe environment, preparing and giving meals, bathing and dressing children, administering medicine, doing housework, and disciplining children when necessary This is a new positions. Contact: 348-4357 Interested TCIslanders are invited to also send copies of their applications to the Labour Board. These are new positions.

Location: F202 Regent Village, Grace Bay, Provo Seeking 6 Carpenters Duties: Construct, erect, install and repair building frameworks, and fixtures. Salary: $12/hr; 42 hrs/wk Position currently held by work permit holder. Closing date for applications is May 24, 2019 Applications can be dropped off at the office, Immigration Board, and/or emailed to jmc@tciway.tc

Location: Grand Turk Is seeking a Handyman Duties: Repairs all trades, cleaning, painting, trash moving, septic cleaning, appliance repair and lifting and supervising To work 6 days per week Salary - $6.50 per hour Please contact: 241-7244 This position is new Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders should also send copies of their application to the Immigration Board

Seeks to employ a Labourer In Grand Turk At a salary of $250.00 per 5 day week Successful applicant will be required to wash and clean all vehicles and maintain the yard by cleaning the yard and trimming trees Applicants are required to submit their applications to the Immigration Board Zone 1 and Nathan Smith at Tel no. 231-4856 Please note that this position is presently being held by a Work Permit Holder

MBA Construction

Dujohn Fulford

#230220

Location: #58 Tumpa Ave, Blue Hills, Providenciales Is seeking Two (2) Masons Duties: Layering building materials such as bricks, concrete, tiles and other construction materials Must be able to work 6 days per week Salary is $10.00 per hour Please Contact: 242-3450 One of these positions is new and one is currently held by a work permit holders Applicants who are Turks & Caicos islander should also copies of their application to the immigration board

Seeks to employ a Domestic Worker In Grand Turk At a salary of $250.00 per 5 day week Successful applicant will be required to wash and maintain the home by cleaning on a daily basis Applicants are required to submit their applications to the Immigration Board Zone 1 and Dujohn at Tel no. 241-4378 Please note that this position is new

Anthony Arata

Blythe Malcolm

230221

Location: F202 Regent Village, Grace Bay, Provo Seeking 2 Painters Duties: Prepare paint surfaces, mix, match, and apply paints and other finishes to various surfaces. Salary: $12/hr; 42 hrs/wk Position currently held by work permit holder. Closing date for applications is May 24, 2019 Applications can be dropped off at the office, Immigration Board, and/or emailed to jmc@tciway.tc

Nathan Smith

Culinary Ltd (Opus) Location: Ocean Club East, Providenciales Is seeking one (1) Baker Duties: Designing and improving recipes, measuring and combining ingredients and using mixers, blenders, heat sources, and other equipment to make baked goods, such as cookies, bread, cakes, etc. To work 5 days a week Salary $7.00 per hour Please Contact: 231-4242 or 946-5885 This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder Interested Turks and Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board #230226

Lofton Morley

Location: F202 Regent Village, Grace Bay, Provo Seeking 2 Steel Erector Workers Duties: Raise, place, assemble and unite iron or steel girders, columns, crossbeams, scaffolds, and pipe sections. Salary: $12/hr; 42 hrs/wk Position currently held by work permit holder. Closing date for applications is May 24, 2019 Applications can be dropped off at the office, Immigration Board, and/or emailed to jmc@tciway.tc

In Grand Turk Is seeking one (1) Labourer Duties may include cleaning and preparing a job site, loading and delivering materials, and using a variety of tools and machines Must be able to work 5 days a week Salary is $6.25 per hour Please Contact: 231-2062 This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders should also send copies of their application to the Immigration Board

Rambo & Lindsay Entertainment Location: Five Cay, Providenciales Is looking for Barmaids and Entertainers Duties include preparing alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages for bar and patrons. Interacting with customers, taking orders and serving snacks and drinks To work 6 days a week Salary $6.50 per hour These positions are first time Please Contact: 346-6455 Interested Belongers must submit their application to the Immigration Board #230227

WANTED

One (1) Labourer To work six (6) days per week in North Caicos Duties include cleaning the yard, assisting with maintenance work, keeping drainage on premises clean and other unskilled tasks as directed by the Employer Salary: $6.50 per hour Interested persons can submit applications to Mr. Alpheus Gardiner, Bottle Creek, North Caicos Telephone Number: 231-0005 The position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders can send a copy of their applications to the Immigration Board # 230222


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TCIFA host the 7th Annual Walk-Run-Ride The Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA) held its annual Walk-Run-Ride on April 27, 2019. For the second consecutive year, T & C Refreshments was the Headline Sponsor for the event which drew a crowd of family, friends, and stakeholders. The event featured corporate participation from entities such as Hertz (Mystique Car Rental & Tours) and Turks & Caicos Collection. The involvement of these companies aided in bringing attention to the importance of exercise in the TCI. The Islanders, once again, demonstrated their unwavering compassion and support for our youth and football development, as they assembled in numbers to raise vital funds that will help the TCIFA continue its mission whilst moving our community closer to our goal of a healthier Turks & Caicos. The Funds raised from the event will be utilized within the TCIFA’s Youth Development Programmes. These programmes are currently being conducted on the islands of Providenciales, Grand Turk, South Caicos, and North/Middle Caicos. A significant increase in participation has been recorded since the introduction of the Fortis TCI Youth Leagues, and inter-

island football competitions, with numbers soaring over 600. These programmes have not only helped to improve the overall physical health of our children, but playing football has been proven to increase cognitive development, promote discipline, respect, resilience, and also enhance social interaction and problemsolving skills. Following a warm-up and stretching session, Walk-Run-Ride participants immediately laced up their sneakers for the 5K/ 10K walk/run along turtle tail road, or the 32K cycle around turtle tail and Grace Bay. Upon their return from the route, they were treated to postexercise refreshments, health screenings, mini spinalpostural assessments, and a prize-giving ceremony. The event’s presenting and premier sponsor was T&C Refreshments. Other principal sponsors included The Royal TCI police Force, Projetech Construction Management & Services Ltd, Flamingo Pharmacy, Graceway Sports Center, Graceway IGA Supermarket, Kiss N Makeup Beauty Parlour, Courtyard Chiropractic Wellness Center, Interhealth Canada – TCI Hospital, Marsha Lightbourne-Missick, Desmond Quant, and Adina Cuirar.

PRIZE CATEGORIES 1st place adult male 10K- Enerstly Rejis 2nd place adult male 10K- Gianni Ascani 1st place adult female 10K- Kenia Manuela 2nd place adult female 10K1st place adult male 5K- Daniel St. Aug 2nd place adult male 5K- Ryan Jones 1st place adult female 5K- Alex Foster 2nd place adult female 5K- Gemma (Last name not recorded) 1st place adult male 32K cycle- Shanwell Gardiner 2nd place adult male 32K cycle- Kevin Ewing 1st place adult female 32K cycle- Kate VDB 2nd place adult female 32K cycle- Emma (Last name not recorded) 1st place youth male- Maddox Zaidan 2nd place youth male- Hayden Williams 1st place youth female- Thais Burgess 2nd place youth femaleU9 participant- Nicky Hailey Projetech Youth Development Draw, Male winner- Anthony Gardiner Projetech Youth Development Draw, Female winner- Lavender Most Supportive Group- Hertz


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Emotional Woods accepts Medal of Freedom at White House

Tiger Woods, who stunned the sports world when he won his fifth Masters title last month, received his country’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, from U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday. Last month’s Augusta triumph ended an 11-year major title drought for the 43-year-old golfer, who had endured personal and professional setbacks including a highly-public divorce and multiple surgeries over the previous decade. An emotional Woods thanked those in attendance at the Rose Garden ceremony at the White House for their support through the years when he was not winning. “You’ve seen the good and the bad, the highs and the lows, and I

would not be in this position without course.” Trump, an avid golfer, described all of your help,” he said after Trump placed the medal around his neck. the 15-times major champion as a “a Woods recalled his global symbol of American excellence, breakthrough triumph at Augusta 22 devotion and drive”. years ago which the then 21-year-old Woods joined Arnold Palmer, celebrated with his father and mentor Charlie Sifford and Jack Nicklaus as the Earl, who died in 2006. only golfers to have received the award. It is awarded annually to “In ‘97, yes, I won the Masters and I ended up hugging my dad and my people who have made outstanding mom,” he said. contributions to the security or national “My dad is no longer here but interests of the country, to world peace, my mom is here, I love you mom,” he or to cultural or other significant public added, his voice cracking with emotion or private endeavors. Since taking office Trump has as he went on to thank his two children and girlfriend Erica Herman. given the award to several athletes, “The amazing Masters including former professional NFL experience I just had a few weeks ago players Roger Staubach and Alan Page as certainly is part of the highlight of what well as posthumously to baseball great I’ve accomplished in my life on the golf “Babe” Ruth.

LeBron was stunned by Magic leaving Lakers Much like the rest of the basketball world, LeBron James was stunned when Magic Johnson stepped down from his post as the Los Angeles Lakers’ president of basketball operations last month. James opened up on the news of Johnson’s decision — which came April 9 shortly before the team’s season finale against Portland — on his HBO show “The Shop,” which aired late Saturday night. James said he got the news from longtime friend Randy Mims while he was stretching for the game, and didn’t believe it until he checked his phone. “Man, get the f—- out of my face. You bulls—-,” James said of his initial reaction. “Personally for me,” James added on the show, “I came here to be a part of the Lakers organization having a conversation with Magic. So it was just weird for him to be like, ‘Nah, I’m out of here.’ And not even have no like, ‘Hey, ‘Bron, kiss my a—, I’m out of here.’ I would have been OK with that.” James met with Johnson at the latter’s home on July 1 last summer, minutes after the free-agent negotiating period began. Not long after, he committed to joining the Lakers.

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts watching game action against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half at Staples Center ESPN reported that James and his agent, Rich Paul, had met with Johnson and Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka a few days before Johnson stepped down, but James said he received no hint of the upcoming resignation. Lakers guard Lonzo Ball said he found out about the news through James, who came into the locker room to tell teammates after finding out. “I was like, ‘That s—- crazy,’ “ Ball said of finding out.

Golfer Tiger Woods is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, by U.S. President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 6, 2019

Serena Williams to return for Italian Open

Serena Williams of the U.S. in action with Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova Serena Williams will be back in action just after Mother’s Day at the Italian Open. The tournament director told the Associated Press on Friday that Williams “has already reserved her rooms and should be here a few days early” for the event Williams hasn’t played since she withdrew from the Miami Open in March with a knee injury. The 37-year-old Williams, currently ranked 11th in the world, has won the Italian Open four times, most recently in 2016. That’s also the last time she played in the event.

This year’s Italian Open runs May 13-19 and serves as a clay-court warm-up for the French Open, which begins May 26. Williams has not won a tournament since 2017, when she won the Australian Open. Shortly afterward, she announced she was pregnant and she took the rest of the year off from competitive tennis. While she did not win a tournament in 2018, she did advance to the final of both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. She lost in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open this year.

Semenya’s future in doubt after she says no to medication to lower testosterone Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya’s future was in doubt on Friday after she said she would not take medication to lower her testosterone levels to comply with new rules for the 800 metres. There was confusion about how she will be able to compete in her specialist event again, as the 28-year-old South African declared “Hell no!” when asked if she would take testosterone-lowering medication. At Friday’s Diamond League meeting in Doha, she was adamant she would be back in the Qatari capital in September to defend her 800 metres world title. But how she plans to do that without

conforming to the new rules remained unclear. Semenya easily won the 800 metres event on Friday, the last time she will be able to run that distance before the International Association of Athletics Federations’ testosterone limiting rules come into effect on May 8. Under the new regulations, female athletes with high natural levels of testosterone wishing to compete in events from 400m to a mile must medically limit that level to under 5 nmol/L, double the normal female range of below 2 nmol/L. Semenya, who has battled for years against the new rules and was competing two days after losing her appeal

at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), also refused to clarify suggestions that she would switch to a new distance that is exempt. However, she said she would return to Doha in September to compete in the 800m at the world championships. “Yes of course ... I will be here defending the world title,” she said, adamantly rejecting suggestions she would quit the sport altogether. “I’m never going anywhere,” she said. “At the end of the day, it’s all about believing. “God has decided my career and he will end my career, so no human can stop me from running. I understand

there’s been a lot of controversy but that does not control anything.” In Wednesday’s ruling, CAS said the regulations were necessary for athletes with differences in sexual development (DSDs) to ensure fair competition. Semenya’s legal team said it was considering appealing that ruling. The case is likely to have far-reaching consequences for women’s sport, and has split opinion around the globe. “We’re doing it for the next generation. We want to inspire them,” Semenya said. “I believe in my legal team, they will do their best to get me back on the track.” Following the CAS

case, other sporting bodies may now choose to set their own parameters for participation by athletes with difference in sexual development (DSD) in their individual codes. Semenya cruised home on Friday as she won her 30th successive race over the distance in one minute 54.98 seconds, nearly three seconds ahead of Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba. Given a warm reception by a sparse crowd at Doha’s Khalifa International Stadium as the runners were presented at the start, Semenya bided her time before taking the lead with around 300 metres left and then powered away from the rest of the field.


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Olympic great Johnson embarks on stroke education campaign Champion Olympic sprinter “normal” exercise session, though at the to anyone and it happened to me,” he Michael Johnson has minor lingering time he did not know it was a stroke. said. “After that workout I began Johnson was the star of the effects from a stroke, but has made an excellent overall recovery and is urging experiencing a very strange sensation,” 1996 Olympic athletics in Atlanta when others to be aware of the symptoms he said in an interview with Reuters TV. he became the first male runner to win “I had a weakness in my left leg the 200 and 400 meters double, the that could indicate they are enduring a similar episode. and a lack of co-ordination and also a former in world record time. He also won the 400 four years Johnson, who has remained tingling and a numbness in my left arm. physically active since retiring from “I made the decision to go to later in Sydney, becoming the only man the track in 2000, had the stroke the emergency room and not because to retain his title in the event at the last September, showing that being I was experiencing any discomfort or Olympics. Although the days when he physically fit is no guarantee of avoiding pain or even knew that I was having the condition. a stroke but just out of caution and could cover a lap of the track in less The 51-year-old American is ultimately that turned out to be the than 44 seconds are long gone, Johnson now partnering with the American right decision because ultimately I was is grateful the stroke did not cause greater permanent damage. Stroke Association on a stroke diagnosed with having a stroke.” “The only symptoms I have are prevention education campaign. A stroke can happen to anyone Doctors credit Johnson’s at any time and occurs when blood flow just some numbness on the left side of my hand and my left pinky finger and recovery partly to the fact that he to an area of the brain is cut off. “What I’ve learned since some numbness on the bottom of my sought medical help immediately upon experiencing some discomfort after a having this is that a stroke can happen foot but other than that I’m back to

Olympic sprinter Michael Johnson running,” he said. “Not as fast as when I was competing in the Olympics but I wasn’t running that fast before the stroke either.”

NFL launches training academy in London The NFL will open a training academy in London this fall for teenagers who want to tackle the sport. Starting in September, the NFL Academy will offer student-athletes ages 16 to 18 “the opportunity to combine education with the life skills and intensive training in the sport under full-time professional coaches,” the league said in a statement Tuesday. Sponsored by Nike and headquartered at Barnet and Southgate College in North London, the academy hopes to identify and develop players

who could go on to play college football in the United States. “This is an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of many young people, regardless of their experience of our sport. It is also an opportunity for us to create a pathway for players to get into the American college system and maybe even to the NFL itself,” NFL UK managing director Alistair Kirkwood said. Recruitment for the first class of approximately 80 students will take place through tryouts over the next

Judge orders Kraft to appear at next court date Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, was ordered to appear in West Palm Beach, Fla., for a hearing on the admissibility of video evidence in his prostitution and solicitation case. Kraft, 77, asked through his attorneys for Judge Leonard Hanser to block the release of video evidence related to his visits to Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Fla. The visits on Jan. 19 and 20 resulted in what prosecutors claim is Kraft paying for and receiving sex acts at the spa. Hanser called on Kraft, who lives in Palm Beach part-time, to appear May 21. Kraft has not yet appeared in person. Kraft’s attorney, William Burck, challenged the collection of evidence on the basis of what he argued is precedent in Martin County. Judge Kathleen Roberts ruled against video evidence obtained at two spas because officers also obtained footage of patrons attending the spa for legitimate — and fully legal — reasons. Burck introduced the ruling Wednesday, noting law enforcement did not follow minimization requirements to avoid collecting material unrelated to crimes.

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft attends a conference at the Cannes Lions Festival in Cannes, France, June 23, 2017

three months. More details are available online at nflacademy.com. Many high-profile current and former NFL stars have pledged to support the academy’s efforts as ambassadors and also by mentoring participants through regular visits, including London-born Osi Umenyiora, a twotime Super Bowl-winning defensive end with the New York Giants, and Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice. Also confirmed are Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick

Mahomes, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, Britishborn Philadelphia Eagles running back Jay Ajayi, and London-raised Carolina Panthers defensive end Efe Obada. “American football changed my life and I have seen it change the lives of many others,” Ajayi said. “I am looking forward to helping the students at the NFL Academy reach their potential, whether it is as students or football players. Maybe I will be playing with some of them in the NFL one day.”

‘Seismic change’ for Warriors could lead Klay to Clippers Fireworks are coming for the Golden State Warriors this summer, when Kevin Durant is expected to opt out of the final year of his contract and Klay Thompson becomes an unrestricted free agent. What the Warriors don’t yet know: Will the party be a celebration or mourning of glory days? Durant has been linked to the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers and others, while downplaying that he’s given any other destination much thought. His 2019-20 option is worth $31.5 million. ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski shed light on the thinking of Thompson, including the likelihood of the sharpshooter jumping to a Los Angeles team if the Warriors don’t offer a maximum contract — $191 million over six years. “If they come with a fiveyear, $190 million max deal for Klay Thompson, that’s done on July 1. He’s going into the new building with Steph Curry. If they try to do anything less than that, you can expect Klay Thompson to be out in free agency. Watch not for the Lakers then, but the Clippers,” Wojnarowski said.

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) celebrates against the Houston Rockets during the fourth quarter in game one of the second round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena Wojnarowski said the franchise is bracing for “seismic change.” Thompson’s father, Mychal, followed the report by praising the Clippers via Twitter. In addition to Durant and Thompson, DeMarcus Cousins, Andrew Bogut, Kevon Looney, Quinn Cook and Jordan Bell have no guarantees for 2019-20.

Maximum Security owner denies impeding Kentucky Derby winner The owner of disqualified Kentucky Derby winner Maximum Security on Sunday denied his horse had interfered with the declared winner and said it was unlikely the horse would run in the May 18 Preakness, the second leg of U.S. racing’s Triple Crown. Gary West, in an interview with Daily Racing Form, added that he may need to appeal the Kentucky Derby

decision to U.S. federal courts because of Kentucky regulations. Maximum Security on Saturday became the first horse in the history of the 145-year-old race to be disqualified after crossing the line first. Stewards ruled Maximum Security was guilty of a contact foul when he drifted out heading into the stretch and affected the progress of

several horses. They awarded the win to “the only recourse a person would long-shot Country House. have would be to get it into the federal West denied Maximum Security court system,” because of Kentucky had impeded the winner and said he regulations, West said, according to was contemplating what to do next. Daily Racing Form’s website www.drf. “I don’t think we came within com. 10 or 20 feet of the winner (Country “I don’t know we’re going to House),” he said. “Certainly we did not do (that). I want to see the video, I want bother the winner.” to understand the facts. I want time to As for appealing the decision, think about it.”


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