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eaches Turks and Caicos Islands had decided not to close for an indefinite period from January 2021, but will stick to its original plan to close for six weeks during the traditionally slow period of September to mid-October this year. “The impending closure being considered has been rescinded and will no longer take effect,” wrote Gary Sadler, senior vice president of sales for Unique Vacations, Sandals’ sales and marketing arm. Earlier this year, Sandals Resorts International (SRI) had announced a proposed closing of the resort from September 3rd to October 15th, 2019, from September 7th to October 22nd, 2020 and again “for an indefinite period” starting January 2021. In a recent interview with Travelweek, General Manager, Jamie McAnally was quoted as saying: “Every year, September-October is more of a quiet period for us. We run a pretty high occupancy year round, so this gives us an opportunity to get routine maintenance done in the rooms and to also give the staff a break as well. It’s not uncommon for other properties here in Turks and Caicos to close during this time period because it’s typically a slower period.” Rumours ran rampant about the possible reasons behind the closures, including one about unpaid taxes, which both SRI and the Turks and Caicos government quickly shut down. SRI went on record saying that the closures “are the result of several critical and longstanding issues which have impacted our operations over the past several years.” “Though I don’t have anything to disclose, I know there will always be something, little additions here and there that we’ll add on,” said McAnally. “There were conversations that needed to be had and I think both parties agreed that it’s in everyone’s best interest to stay open. It definitely speaks to our commitment to staying on longer. We’re the largest private employer on the island, with nearly 2,000 employees who don’t have to worry now about the future.” McAnally also noted that the resort will remain open until the very

28 Civil Servants successfully complete Policy and Project Management certification Deputy Governor, Her Excellency Anya Williams., MBE, hosted an award ceremony on Monday May 13th, 2019, to recognize twenty-eight (28) civil servants that successfully completed the Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) Public Policy Analysis and Management (PPAM) and Project Cycle Management (PCM) Certification Program. Since the 1980s, the Caribbean Development Bank has been offering training in PPAM and PCM to its Borrowing Member Countries (BMC’s). The PPAM and PCM Training Programmes were developed to assist BMC’s in their efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals; specifically, Goal 4 – Quality Education; Goal 5 – Gender Equality; and Goal 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Commenting on the training program Deputy Governor Anya Williams said: “The Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Service commenced this process in 2016 by enrolling in the online course program offered through

last day, and come Oct. 16 it will be a full opening, with all 20 restaurants available to guests that same day. Guests who have previously booked stays during this closure will be reaccommodated either with new dates or at another property. According to McAnally, routine closures like this one is how Beaches Turks & Caicos maintains its status as the flagship for the Beaches properties. “Over the years we’ve added new

CDB and its partners.The success realized from team member’s participation and completion of the online courses paved the way for the face-to-face training to be implemented in country. Hence, in 2018 the Turks and Caicos Islands Government in collaboration with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT) and DODs Training hosted eleven (11) modules in Project Cycle Management and Public Policy Analysis and Management from March 2018 – May 2018 on Grand Turk, at the HJ Robinson High School Auditorium.” She said the sessions were interactive and practical, intense and demanding physically and mentally, time consuming and required work outside normal working hours to complete assignments to fulfil the criteria to be awarded the certification. “We are extremely proud of the success of our staff and know that there is much that they can take away from this program to apply to their day to day jobs.

things to the property, and now knowing that our future is still there it allows us to make sure that we can still do that,” he said. Beaches Turks & Caicos’ most recent additions include two food trucks that debuted in 2017: Curls ‘n Swirls, which offers ice cream treats, and Mr. Mac, an instant hit with guests for its gourmet mac & cheeses. McAnally highlighted other recent offerings like the Jerk Shack, the Indian dining outlet Bombay (formerly

We express our profound thanks to not only the Caribbean Development Bank for allowing the TCI to participate in this training program, but also to our own in house Training Department, our Training Manager Mrs. Thashana Burton and Training Officer Ms. Holly Forbes for their work in the launching of this program in the TCI, the organization of the face to face training sessions, the follow up on the online training programs and their overall commitment in the facilitation and completion of this programme,” she said. Our vision is to create “A wellstructured, properly resourced and professional service that is respected and balances both traditional and modern practices, with a culture of impartiality and integrity”, the team members through dedication and sacrifice have exemplified each word to the highest standards by being awarded and certified competent in each area of this program. Congratulations!”

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Taste of India), and, most notably, Key West Village, which opened its doors in 2012. So what other new offerings can we expect at the resort, now that its future has been secured? “Though I don’t have anything to disclose, I know there will always be something, little additions here and there that we’ll add on,” said McAnally.

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Boyce, Cherice

Deputy Governor’s Office – Human Resource Officer

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Brewster, Perle

Ministry of Education, Youth, Culture and Library Services – Education Planner

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Campbell, Lucille

Labour Tribunal- Administrative Officer

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Clarke, Abbigail

Governor’s Office – Internal Auditor

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Clerveaux, Tatum

Attorney General’s Chambers – Commissioner of Lands

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Dickenson, Carolyn

Home Affairs, transportation and Communication – Director, Gender Affairs

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Duncanson, Alishia

Education, Youth, Culture and library Services – Senior Culture Officer

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Ewing, Lurita

Deputy Governor’s Officer – Senior Procurement Officer

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Forbes, Holly

Deputy Governor’s Office – Training Officer

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Fulford, Leshem

Infrastructure Housing and Planning – Senior Project Architect

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Fulford, Ludwina

Education, Youth, Culture and Library Services – Director, Culture

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Greenway, Mark

Deputy Governor’s Office – Director, HRMD

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Hall, Chrishanda

Border Control and Employment Services – Supervisor, Customer Service

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Hamilton, Kezzia

Deputy Governor’s Office – Human Resource Officer

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Howell-Robinson, Tamera E.

Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services – Deputy Secretary

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Malcolm, Shandey

Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services – National Epidemiologist

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Murray, Tiffany

Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services – Environmental Health Officer

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Newman, Bridgette

Home Affairs, Transportation and Communication – Deputy Secretary

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Pratt, Willette A.

Infrastructure, Housing and Planning – Contracts Coordinator

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Ramnasibsingh, Ria

Deputy Governor’s Office – Director of Contracts

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Robinson, Aldora

Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services – AIDS/HIV Programs Director

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Robinson, Roydoya

Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services –Environmental Health Officer

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Seymour, Emilio

Border Control and Employment Services – Manager, Customer Service

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Sutton, Jackurlyn

Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services – Chief Nursing Officer

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Swann, Caressa

Governor’s Office – Internal Auditor

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Thomas, Thashana

Deputy Governor’s Office – Human Resource Training Manager

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Walkin, Kathy

Infrastructure, Housing and Planning – Head of Secretariat

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Williams, Demarco

Attorney General Chambers - Assistant Director Survey & Mapping

HS LTD.

NOTICE PUBLIC CONSULTATION MEETING FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (EIS) FOR FORTISTCI LTD. PHOTO VOLTAIC POWER PLANT – PLANNING APPLICATION REFERENCE NUMBER NC. 1110 BLOCK AND PARCEL NUMBER 50305/76, KEW, NORTH CAICOS, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

The Environmental Impact Statement (“EIS”) for FortisTCI Ltd. Planning Application reference number NC.1110 (Photo Voltaic Power Plant, on Parcel 50305/76, Kew, North Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands) has been finalized and is available online for public review at www.gov.tc/pressoffice Hard copies of the EIS Report are also available at the Department of Planning offices in Providenciales and Grand Turk or at the District Commissioner’s Office, Bottle Creek, North Caicos for public review. The Environmental Impact Assessment was conducted and a report was submitted in accordance with Section 44 (1) b of the Physical Planning Ordinance and condition 2 of the Grant of Detailed Development Permission, Planning Application reference number NC. 1110 for the Photo Voltaic Power Plant at Kew, North Caicos granted on April 27, 2018. Comments on the EIS report can be sent to the Department of Planning at planningconsultation@gov.tc or to the Department of Planning, Emily House, Leeward Highway, Providenciales or at South Base, Grand Turk or at the District Commissioner’s Office, Bottle Creek, North Caicos within twenty-eight days from the date of this notice or by June 28, 2019. PUBLIC MEETING A public consultation meeting on the EIA will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Kew’s Community Center, Kew, North Caicos at 6:30 p.m.

COOK Job Description •Prepare food items of consistent quality in accordance with production requirements and quality standards of the restaurant while maintaining a safe sanitary work environment. •Setting up workstations with all needed ingredients and cooking equipment. •Organize all the various prep items needed from different areas to ensure that all items are in place and ready for service. •Inform the Manager of any shortage of supplies that need restocking before items completely run out. Requirements •Applicants must have a minimum of three (3) plus years culinary experience preferably in hotel food and beverage industry. •Comprehend and follow recipes and cooking techniques. •Must have thorough knowledge and understanding of food service sanitation standards. •Must be able to work on a full-time basis, varied shifts, split shifts, nights, weekends and holidays as required by management. •Must be able to understand/speak/read/write English proficiently. •Work with minimal supervision.

The salary range for this position is $30,000 - $35,000.00 per annum, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please submit applications to: Veronica Rigby, HS Ltd, P.O. Box 124, Regent House, The Regent Village, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, Tel: (649) 946-5126; Fax (649) 946-5191; Email: ronnie@habgroup.com. Interested Belongers must also submit copies of their application to the Commissioner of Labour & Work Permit Board Zone 2. Position currently held by a work permit holder. Closing date for application is 10th June 2019.

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HS Limited is seeking a suitably qualified individual to fill the following position. Only candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be considered.

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• Excels at operating in a fast pace and multi-tasking environment • Ability to handle complaints and working under pressure Reports to: Operations Manager Compensation package: • $8.50 per hour, paid fortnightly Role currently held by work permit holder Chukka Caribbean Adventures (TCI) Ltd is about playtime! It’s about fun, laughter and a passion for life. Every single member of the CHUKKA team in Jamaica, Belize and Turks & Caicos contributes to helping their guests play; they get to wow them at every turn with all that the Caribbean has to offer. Chukka is always looking for new talent to add to our dynamic team. All successful applicants must: • Be at least 21 years old. • Be well spoken in English. • Possess excellent interpersonal & written communication skills. • Trustworthy & Reliable disposition with a clean criminal record. • Positive & disciplined work attitude in a customer service oriented business. • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, including weekends, public holidays as necessary to meet the challenging needs of cruise ship schedules and/or reasonable needs of the business. See below opportunities currently available in GRAND TURK: HOSTESS/SALES AGENT • Welcome clients on arrival to establishment. • Assist clients with general enquiries • Liaise with the kitchen and the bar to ensure that orders are completed accurately and efficiently. • Assist clients with being prepared for tour • Maintain cleanliness of immediate work environment and overall service platform Minimum Requirements: • Minimum 1 year experience in a similar environment • Must possess pleasant a hospitable personality • Flexibility as a team player • Ability to take initiative and work under pressure in a fast paced service environment Reports to: Location Manager Compensation package: • $6.75 per hour, paid fortnightly • Role currently held by work permit holder BOAT CAPTAIN • Manage day to day operations of the tour including maintenance and efficient use of Human Resources • Manage the daily operational needs inclusive of tour needs, client needs • Ensure that the team is motivated, empowered and performing at an optimal level Minimum Requirements: • Valid Masters License (STCW Grades 1-5) or Yacht masters license (RYCA or equivalent) • At least 5 year experience working in the Cruise Industry with emphasis on snorkeling and other water based tours. • Must be trained and certified in Lifeguard Rescue, CPR and First Aid • Full knowledge of man over board procedures, fire at sea, abandon ship and all related safety drills and procedure. • Knowledge of maintenance and upkeep of outboard engines and inboard engines • Knowledge of basic navigation and Rules of the Road is an asset. Reports to: Operations Manager Compensation package: • $8.50 per hour, paid fortnightly Role currently held by work permit holder TOUR GUIDE-HORSEBACK • Recommend the removal of anyone from the tour; anyone who fail to meet the minimum requirements. • Conduct equipment maintenance according to schedule. • Ensure that the area and facilities are clean and free of litter to enhance the attractiveness of the site. • Complete accurately all incidents and accidents reports. • Conduct the tour operations in accordance with the environmental policy of the organization • Monitor clients closely during tour to ensure that they are complying with the safety practices. • Recommend the removal from the tour; anyone who breaches the safety • Ensure horses are fed, kept clean and shoed • Ensure needed supplies for horse maintenance are reordered in a timely fashion Minimum Requirements: • In-depth knowledge of horses and horse care • Ability to calm disgruntled and/or challenging guests • Pleasing personality • Ability to handle complaints • Ability to work under pressure • High professional & ethical standard • Passion for nature & the environment • Must have the physical ability to frequently lift and carry heavy to moderate weights. • Life guard certification desirable Reports to: Operations Manager Compensation package: • $6.75 per hour, paid fortnightly Role currently held by work permit holder TOUR GUIDE/MECHANIC • Schedule maintenance, repairs and servicing of fleet of vehicles including ATV’s , dune buggies, cars and pick-ups • Diagnosing and assessing vehicle issues • Conducting on spot repairs • Inventory management • Coordinate daily tour timing segments efficiently on site. • Report and record all incidents and accidents in a timely fashion • Conduct orientation at the commencement of tour. • Create and execute tour delay contingencies to enhance guest experience. Minimum Requirements: • Minimum 2 years experience as a mechanic in an adventure tour environment • Driver’s license required • Trained and certified mechanic, level 1 • Excellent verbal and written communication • High Professional and ethical standards • Will be required to work any day of the week and beyond normal work hours. • May encounter physically demanding tasks and functions at times. • Strong track record of motivating staff and team work • Pays attention to details and ability to view situations from several points of view • Required to work outdoors and from multiple locations

MARINE HOSTESS • Maintain cleanliness of vessel • Serves refreshments to clients during tour time • Form part of entertainment team on board vessel during tour time • Complete necessary forms if and when an incident occurs on board vessel Minimum Requirements: • Two years experience working in a fast faced paced customer service environment • Be able to swim • Flexibility as a team player • Be able work outdoors • Basic knowledge of cleaning chemicals and administration • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • CPR certification an asset Reports to: • Senior Boat Captain Compensation package: • $7.00 per hour, paid fortnightly Role currently held by work permit holder GROUNDSKEEPER • Have experience in Landscape maintenance • Ensure equipment is in good working order • Daily maintenance of grounds at all operation locations • Garbage and debris are properly disposed of Minimum Requirements: • Minimum 1 year experience in a similar environment • Must possess pleasant an hospitable personality • Flexibility as a team player Reports to: Location Manager Compensation package: • $6.75 per hour, paid fortnightly Role currently held by work permit holder FOOD AND BEVERAGE ASSISTANT • Skills in mise en place • Able to prepare trendy local and other Caribbean cuisine dishes • Keep workstations sanitary as per HACCP standards • Keep work area free of obstacles that would otherwise obstruct free movement • Meal presentation skills Minimum Requirements: • Be able to cook • Be able work outdoors • Two years’ experience in operating in a fast-paced food service environment • Basic understanding of handling dietary restrictions and food prep procedures associated with same • Excellent written and verbal communication skills Reports to: • Kitchen Supervisor Compensation Package: • $6.25 per hour, paid fort nightly Role currently held by work permit holder SENIOR DISPATCHER • Make pre-arrival preparations ahead of dispatch day • Co-ordinate departure and arrival of tours efficiently and effectively • Strategically position dispatch team during dispatch hours • Mitigate delays by way of effective and contingent planning • Strategize on meeting daily pax target • Record and report any incident or accidents Minimum Requirements: • Minimum 1 year experience in a similar environment • Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills • Must possess an out-going and engaging personality • Flexibility as a team player • Ability to take initiative and work under pressure in a fast paced service environment • Highly sales driven Reports to: Operations Manager Compensation package: • $7.50 per hour, paid fortnightly Role currently held by work permit holder ZIPLINE CANOPY GUIDE • Document accurately all incidents and accidents on tour. Information must be communicated to the Location Manager immediately. • Ensure that all tour reports are completed properly and checked off daily. • Go through the tour at least three times per week. • Complete periodic inventory of resources and equipment. • Ensure that maintenance schedules are in place, adopted and up-to-date. • All equipment and tools used in the operations are properly functional. • Client Satisfaction Ratings are maintained above target 85%. Minimum Requirements: • One year experience in a related position • CPR and First Aid • Ability to work under pressure • Ability to handle complaint • Must have no fear of heights Reports to: Zipline Team Lead Compensation Package: • $6.25 per hour, paid fort nightly Role currently held by work permit holder

Turks and Caicos Islanders applications will be given preference Deadline for submissions is June 10, 2019 Applications along with CVs/ Resume’ can be submitted via Email to: gtadmin@chukka.com, please place the desired position in the subject line or deliver to the below address: CHUKKA HUMAN RESOURCES CHUKKA CARIBBEAN ADVENTURES (TCI) LTD South Base Lyndon Gardiner Boulevard Grand Turk, TCI


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Police called in to end prison protest A team of highly trained police officers, supported by the prison staff, had to be called in to end a massive protest at Her Majesty’s Prison in Grand Turk. According to a government press statement, at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 19th, 2019, 65 prisoners from two residential wings at Her Majesty’s Prison in Grand Turk, refused to leave the communal areas and return to their cells. They then repeated this refusal to return to their cells on the following two nights. Despite their lack of cooperation, all prisoners continued to have access to meals and their basic human needs. “Even with sustained negotiation, some inmates chose not to return to their cells. As a result, a police team of highly trained police officers, supported by the prison staff, skillfully implemented an intervention on the morning of Tuesday, May 21, 2019,” according to the statement, which added that within 10 minutes, all prisoners were secured and located within their cells. The press release said that two “very disruptive prisoners” were removed and secured in a different location with the prison, and remain segregated from the main population. “This was an outstanding joint operation between the Police and the Prison. They demonstrated bravery, resilience and strength of character to enter an area with 31 prisoners, some of whom have been convicted of very serious offences,” the statement continued. “Once control of the wing had been achieved, searches of all cells and the general areas were conducted. Several prohibited items including marijuana, home-made weapons,

mobile phones and a sim card was recovered.” Grahame Hawkings, the Prison Superintendent, said: “There are clear challenges working within a prison, but order must be managed. In this case, a small number of people sought to try and influence how the prisoners should have access to facilities and sought to deny prison officers access to their area. I am proud of the prison and police teams for their hard work in bringing this challenging situation to a close. The prison is almost back to normal, and we are grateful for the support of many people.” Hon. Goldray Ewing, Minister with responsibility for Prison Services in his comments stated: “I am proud of the men and women who performed their duties well, and with a high degree of professionalism and skill. No doubt, their service, including those who went beyond the call of duty to restore order to ensure the safety of inmates, their fellow colleagues and the community at large, is nothing less than commendable. Gross disorderly conduct in our correctional institutions is not something that we accept and in this regard I value the very abled stewardship of Superintendent Hawkings and his team, the Police and all those who worked collectively to bring this situation to a swift, uneventful and peaceful conclusion.” Information reaching The SUN indicated that the incident stemmed from with was intended to be a peaceful protest for proper bathing soap. It is reported that it took the authorities three days to provide bathing soap that was not of laundry detergent nature. The problem the authorities had was that the inmates from the two

(2) biggest wings in the prison, (the Blue and Green wing), refused to go in their cells at the normal lock down time which is around 6 or 7p.m. nightly we are told. “The Superintendent’s staff came each night asking and directing the inmates to go in their cells but they refused as they all claimed they wanted proper bathing soap. Each night the inmates used the issue with the soap to stay out and watch the basketball games until its conclusion. However, after the Friday, Saturday and Sunday night basketball games the inmates allowed the officers to lock them down until the following day,” a source revealed. “When they were released the following morning from lock down which is normal they continued their protest for soap until after the games the

following night again. The authorities then realizing the problem is not the soap alone but their desire to stay out and watch the games on television. The decision was then taken to take the TV’s from the two wings and ordered that the inmates remain lock down until further notice.” The source added: “The reporting staff members ( a senior officials ) continued to say that the inmates did not take well to their televisions being taken away and started to verbally and repeated physical attempts to assault and abuse the prison staff. It happened that during the lock down process a number of inmates were allowed to shower on each wing and they refused to return back to their cells. The officers lost control of one of the bigger wings ( the blue wing ), as there were attempts to light the roof and other parts of the prison on fire, there were also the destruction of their own needed microwave and water cooler amongst other items.” The SUN was told that the officers were really terrified over the unrest at the prison and their safety was of major concern over the past few days. “The Superintendent, after much communication and negotiation with prisoners and government officials had to call in assistance from Providenciales police branch along with prison officers. They all came heavily guarded up in riot equipment. The take down of the prisoners and restoration of order in the prison went smoothly without any incidents except for a handful of unruly inmates being transferred to the maximum security until they can learn how to behave properly and rejoin the rest of the population,” said the source.

SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION Ambergris Cay Community Association HEREBY GIVES NOTICE that it will cause to be sold by public auction the following property: TITLE DESCRIPTION REGISTERED PROPRIETOR 20502/218 Ambergris & Fish Cay

a vacant 0.24-acre residential parcel of land

Rosebud Island Ltd

The auction will be held on Thursday 6thJune 2019 at 10:00am at the offices of the British Caribbean Bank Limited,Governor’s Road, Leeward, Providenciales. Conditions of sale and further inquiries may be directed to the Legal Department at British Caribbean Bank Limited @ 16499415028 ext. 242 ALL SALES ARE SUBJECT TO RESERVE; 10% DEPOSIT REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY AFTER SUCCESSFUL BID.


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Recent bad weather caused by surface troughs By Todeline Defralien The recent bad weather which included heavy rain, thunderstorms and lighting, was caused by a pair of surface troughs, said Dr. Virginia I. Clerveaux, Director of the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME). Clerveaux told The SUN, that the Bahamas Department of Meteorology advised that the troughs which produced shower and thunderstorm activity around the islands, had about a 60 percent chance for formation over the next 5 days., adding that researchers such as the US Air Force Reserve Reconnaissance Aircraft were prepared to carry out additional investigations of the disturbance should it be necessary.” A trough is an extended region of relatively low atmospheric pressure, often associated with a weather front, which is a boundary separating two masses of air of different densities.

Troughs may be at the surface, or aloft, or both under various conditions. Most troughs bring clouds, showers, and a wind shift, particularly following the passage of the trough. This results from convergence or “squeezing” which forces lifting of moist air behind the trough line. There are changes in wind direction across a trough but there is no change in air mass. While not specifically a surface boundary, troughs reflect the change in atmospheric conditions in the upper atmosphere. Troughs can be areas where showers and thunderstorms can form. Asked if the weather has to do with climate change, Clerveaux said that persons must be mindful of their everyday actions that can be harmful to the environment. “In recent years, we have been experiencing an increase in high intensity of weather related events. We have seen more frequent, high intensity

hurricanes; Category 3 or more, with a shorter return period. In 2017, the Turks and Caicos Islands were impacted by Hurricane Maria, two weeks after Hurricane Irma. Therefore, having in mind the anticipated effects of global warming, we must be mindful of our everyday actions that can be harmful to our environment, and seek to mitigate or prevent adverse effects as soon as possible,” she explained. On May 20th, 2019 the region saw the formation of the first storm for this year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season, Tropical Storm Andrea. She continued: “June 1st marks the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, therefore, instances such as TS Andrea reinforces the need for us to grasp the opportunity to have our family plans in place, update our insurance policies and any other preparedness activity that is necessary to build our disaster resilience in our homes, communities and by extension

Director, Dr. Virginia I. Clerveaux the Turks and Caicos Islands.” The Director encourages people in the communities to be more prepared in the event another severe, unanticipated event impacts the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The Premier remembers the life of the Most Excellent Right Hon JAGS McCartney The Premier’s remarks on the 39th Anniversary of the death of The Most Excellent Right Honourable James Alexander George Smith McCartney to include in your publications. “Today we remember our only named National Hero who tragically passed away in a plane crash while serving our country as the first Chief Minister. The news of his death 39 years ago sent a wave of grief that still

touch the hearts of many who knew him personally. We as a people continue to mourn this tragic loss and we commit to the realisation of his dream for “A United Turks and Caicos.” We must stand as proud Turks and Caicos Islanders for having had this Great Man walk among us and serve us as dramatically as he did. We must and will do more to preserve his legacy and

to ensure his Story is told. This year we proceed to honor him by erecting monuments and in the past creating the National Holiday, National Hero’s Day when we can all remember the Right Hon. McCartney. As a Government, we salute this Great Man, our only named National Hero. We will continue to remember lest we forget.”

Magnolia Restaurant

POSITIONS AVAILABLE Busy dinner only restaurant has the following positions opening up to BELONGER ONLY applicants: Dishwasher Position (Available from October 15th, 2019) -wash pots and pans in an speedy efficient manner during dinner service -dish pit duties to include scraping leftover food into garbage, rinsing and then loading/unloading dishwasher. Drying plates and cutlery -general kitchen cleaning duties including after service clean down of all work prep areas & floors -weekly deep clean of kitchen including ovens, grills, extractor hood and refrigeration -Pay $8.00 per hour (up to 60 hours per week) -Must be in good physical health as the work is very demanding -Police clearance required plus 2 professional and 2 personal references Labourer Position (Available from November 1st, 2019) General labour duties to include but not exclusive to: -removing garbage from the kitchen and transporting with a hand trolley To the garbage skips -organizing recyclables and transporting to the garbage area -assisting with landscaping and exterior maintenance/cleaning of the building -assisting dishwasher with weekly deep cleaning of the kitchen -Pay $6.25 per hour (up to 50 hours per week in season) -Must be in good physical health as the work is very demanding -Police clearance required plus 2 professional and 2 personal references Both positions are for work permit renewals. Qualified and interested BELONGERS ONLY to apply either via email or drop resume at our place of business with copies to Immigration Board/Employment Services. Employer Information: Magnolia Restaurant-Miramar Resort-Turtle Cove Tel: 941.5018, Email: magnoliaprovo@live.com

Lead Installer – Renu Energy TCI Overview:

At renu energy TCI we believe the future of energy in the Turks & Caicos Islands is sustainable, reliable and affordable. We also believe transportation will be electric, clean and shared. Our mission is simple – to accelerate the low carbon transition and to build a more economically and environmentally sustainable Island Nation. To make this kind of island-changing impact, we need passionate achievers to join our team. Responsibilities: As a Lead Installer, you will work closely with the Director to complete residential and commercial solar and energy storage installation projects. You will also guide, coordinate and oversee fellow installers. Responsibilities include: • • • • • •

Installation of ground and roof-mounted solar systems Racking and solar array assembly Energy storage installation and integration Sealing all roof penetrations Trenching, concrete work and equipment assembly System troubleshooting, commissioning and sign-off.

Qualifications To take on this important role, you must be a proven leader and problem solver with: • • • • • • • • • • •

Minimum 8 years previous solar plus energy storage install experience and / or over 5MW installed NABCEP-certification - PV Installation, Commissioning & Maintenance Solar (C46) & Electrical (local or C10) contractor licences Proven experience with LG, Tesla, Schneider, Outback, & SolarEdge Technologies Prior experience leading teams of up to 20 persons Electrical and/or roofing experience Ability to transport materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks Valid driver’s license Excellent documentation skills Professional appearance and client interaction abilities Construction related experience.

This new position at Renu Energy is offered to Turks and Caicos Islanders. Renu offers excellent career opportunities, a progressive, collaborative culture and much more. You’ll also experience the rewards that come from helping homeowners and business save money while dramatically reducing the amount of air pollution and CO2 released into the atmosphere. Join us on our mission to create an island run by renewable sources of Energy. The starting salary for this position ranges from $66,000 - $78,000 per Annum based on previous experience and qualifications. Interested applications should email a covering letter and resume to Info@renutci.com, with copies to the labour board. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

Website: https://www.renutci.com


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PDM Government failing Turks and Caicos Islanders, says Josephine There are few Turks and Caicos Islanders in this country who will say that they have benefitted or feel better off after a year of tremendous economic growth, says Hon. Josephine Connolly. The 2nd All Island Elected member, who recently joined the Progressive National Party (PNP) after leaving the People’s Democratic Movement (PDM), made this declaration during her recent response to Premier Hon. Sharlene Robinson’s budget. “This government has in large part failed to provide this infrastructure, failed to plan for this country’s growth and failed to ensure that the fruits of this growth are available to Turks & Caicos Islanders,” Hon. Connolly stated. Hon. Josephine Connolly She added: “Despite sitting on we need our government to be as a cache of real money, by default, the ambitious. This budget despite funds government has not demonstrated any being available does not address this ability in the last two and half years to country’s ambition, it does not show direct, assist or stimulate the economy; any strategic thinking , it does not seek rather, it was left to the invisible hand a step change for our people. It is that of the market. Now, whether it was change that people were promised, but by accident, design or sheer lack of all that seems to have changed is the knowing, apart from rhetoric, for two promise.” and a half years, nothing has been Connolly stated that at the done and that ‘Change’ that our people recent economic empowerment voted for remains invisible, an illusion. conference, many young ambitious But, today the ‘Change’ has suddenly Turks and Caicos Islanders expressed morphed into ‘Progressive Change’.” their frustration at what is to them the The former Deputy Speaker “very visible hands benefitting from the said: “We are an ambitious people economic growth in these Islands, and

those hands do not belong to Turks & Caicos Islanders”. She added: “The view was expressed that with the contraction of opportunities in the main economic sector, tourism, other avenues should be explored. These would include opportunities through technology, through an invigorated private sector and a simultaneous commitment by the Government to create that enabling environment through a regulatory framework to ensure a level playing field for current and potential local investors in the TCI by, regulating investors, collecting taxes, ensuring transparency to safeguards the profits derived for the now and future generations. This is progressive change.” “Talking about progressive change, we have seen where modern economists have progressed beyond Adam Smith’s 18th century theory where most now believe that government does have a part to play in regulating the economy and providing the infrastructure, both physical and institutional to ensure robust and sustainable economic growth for the benefit of its citizenswhile simultaneously maintaining and enhancing those social institutions necessary for fostering a productive citizenry,” Hon. Connolly continued.

POLICE FORCE SHORT-CHANGED She noted that the police force is an institution that is vital to the security and well being of the country, and although the Minister of Finance took credit for a 16.9% increase in the police force over the last five years, the Minister has failed to remember that in the 2018 budget it was her government that budgeted for a decrease in police numbers. “There are also the recommendations of the skills audit which recommended an increase of 30% in police staffing. That is the percentage we should be aiming for and there is dire need to do so now with the incremental and insidious increase in criminal activity that threatens to undermine the driver of our economy,” Connolly added. She said she agreed with the Minister of Finance, when in her press release she referred to the civil service having been through the storm, but she questioned whether there is any genuine appreciation for the work that they do when only $2million or 2% has been allocated for their increase. “What is needed for the civil service is an across the board increase, we have the money let’s use it. Let’s be ambitious for our future and our civil servants,” she added.

AA to have three direct flights out of Chicago, says Tourism Director By Todeline Defralien American Airlines will have three direct flights out of Chicago per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, as of June 6th, 2019, said Ramon Andrews, Director of Tourism for the Turks & Caicos Islands. Andrews made the announcement during a breakfast meeting in Chicago earlier this week, where the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA) members presented along with Andrews and Pamela Ewing, who is the Tourist Board’s representative on the USA’s east coast. Andrews added: “We have also managed to diversify our portfolio from your hotel market, the villa

market, and all inclusive market. Turks Grace Bay Resorts, Villa Renaissance, and Caicos Islands is truly a brand Turks and Caicos Collection, Sail Rock, within a brand, and to make your Ocean Clubs, The Source Villa rentals job easier we have three direct flights and Windsong. coming out of Chicago, which makes The director of tourism added, it a whole lot easier for you and we’re “We have great partnerships in Turks going to continue to push to increase and Caicos and one of the reasons for accessibility for you. Overall we have our partnership is because you’re so over 68 (international) flights going important to us and we know how hard into the destination, so if your client you guys work. What we’ve done in can’t get from directly out of Chicago Turks and Caicos from a government they can connect through one of the stand point is that we really created major hub cities.” a brand, a brand that is built on Andrews stated that their job is partnerships and luxury. From Grace to continue to build relationships and Bay Club, Ocean Clubs to the villas and added that they will continue to build a even going out to South Caicos which is our sister islands, we’re creating luxury brand for the people of Chicago. The Breakfast was held at round and round and consistency so Travel 100 and attended by travel when you’re selling to the client you professionals with presentations by can sell a destination and no matter

Ramon Andrews, Director of Tourism for the Turks & Caicos Islands where they go in the destination, once they get into Turks and Caicos you are confident that we’re going to deliver for you.”

The Kardashian Sisters’ Turks and Caicos Getaway will have you counting down to summer What was on the Kardashian-Jenner schedule this week? Some fun in the tropical sun. Some of the famous siblings had plenty of sunshine and sand in their immediate future as Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner jetted off to Turks and Caicos for a seemingly fabulous getaway. According to a source, the ladies stayed at an oceanfront property, where they hung out by the pool and played in the sand. “They had a very relaxing stay,” the source said. “It’s a beautiful white sand beach and they had it all to themselves. Kourtney and Khloe made sand castles and dipped their toes in the ocean.”

Perhaps they were having flashbacks to Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami because the two took advantage of time out on a yacht to recreate a years-old promo image for the show. “The sisters spent time on a yacht one day, where they were laying out on the deck and had lunch served,” the source described. While their beachside trip was certainly a getaway, according to the source, the sisters also got in their daily workouts. Fortunately for the moms, the property also came with a playground and wading pool for youngsters. “Khloe’s baby loved to get wet and splash around,” the source said of 1-year-old True Thompson. “She had a

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Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian lot of fun with True and is a very good mom. She lit up around her baby and

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loved being with her and watching her laugh.” The Good American mogul shared snaps of her daughter on social media from the vacation, including one of the tot in a pink striped bathing suit and heart-shaped sunglasses. “My Water Baby,” she called her in the caption. The ladies did swap the sea for a night out on the town on Thursday as they headed to a local fish fry, where they partied with fans. “They had a great time interacting and meeting locals,” the source described. Sounds like yet another unforgettable trip for the reality star sisters. As Khloe put it on Instagram, “paradise found.”

JAMES SEYMOUR In South Caicos Is seeking a Domestic Worker To work 5 days per week Duties include cooking, cleaning, and laundry Salary: $ 6.25 per hour Please contact 245-1780 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


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Premier Robinson welcomes UK’s Response to FAC Report Premier Hon. Sharlene Robinson said she is happy that the UK Government has seen it fit once again not to accept recommendations that would have been “an affront to Turks and Caicos Islands’ Christian heritage, cultural norms and our right to determine how and with whom we grow our population”. “The right to enlarge our franchise or to redefine marriage as suggested were both fundamental to our existence as a people and we maintain it is our right to protect,” the Premier said in a recent press statement. She said her initial response of February 22nd, 2019 to the FAC’s Report released on February 21st, 2019 was not only representative of us in the Turks and Caicos Islands but throughout the Caribbean UK Overseas Territories. “It was yet another challenge where it was important to remain united and firm in our stance locally and beyond,” said the Premier. “We however remain in an ongoing challenge as it relates to our financial services industry. With the looming threat of the imposition of public registers by the UK through an Order in Council, UK OTs remain firm together with at least two of our sister Territories raising talks of Independence in the face of an attack on its economy. Whilst the blow for TCI will not be as devastating, we stand together with our Sister Overseas Territories and demand respect for Local Governments and our right to determine what is best for us, which is the core issue.” Premier Robinson said she

believes that the relationship between the UK and its Overseas Territories has certainly evolved and this is why her government is seeking more advance provisions in the country’s Constitution. “We are grateful that the Official Opposition has come back to the Table having issued their Position in April under new leadership. It is important now to seek the views of our people on new recommendations coming forward so that fresh recommendations can now be sent to the UK. We recognise the important work of resetting our relationship with the UK and will engage in continued dialogue with our people and the UK Government,” she added. In response to the Foreign Affairs Committee’s (FAC) report in February, on Global Britain and the British Overseas Territories: Resetting the relationship, the United Kingdom (UK) Government is encouraging Turks and Caicos Islands and other overseas territories to facilitate same-sex marriages, but stressed that it has no plans to introduce an Orderin-Council on the issue to make it mandatory. The UK Government said it is committed to equal rights, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights. “We believe that the strongest, safest and most prosperous societies are those in which all citizens can live freely without fear of discrimination, and where all citizens, including LGBT people, can play a full and active part in society,” the UK government stated.

Exquisite Quality – Exceptional Value Is what we are about! CEI, atrusted duty free jewellery brand is now seeking to recruit Shop Sale Supervisor to provide a complete shopping experience for our customers. Enjoy a range of benefits which includes thorough training with an industry leader, competitive sales commission and bonus opportunities! We’ll Value Your: • Energy and passion for jewellery • Effective selling skills and product knowledge • Excellent sales record in the attainment of monthly sales targets • Ability to work a flexible schedule and on weekends • Past experience 2 years sellingjewellery and/or luxury merchandise –Salary commensu rate with qualification and experience If you are interested in representing the CEI brand and will be committed to ensuring the CEI way of selling, we invite you to submit your Letter of Application&Curriculum Vitae with full details of your experience, achievements and qualifications, via email to: 44302@dfch.com Subject: CEI Turks & Caicos Team Opportunity •Expressions of interest should be received no later than 31st May 2019to be considered for this role •Only suitable applicants will be acknowledged A current police certificate of character is required as a condition of employment

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Premier Hon. Sharlene Robinson With respect to enlargening the franchises, The UK Government said it continues to impress upon Overseas Territories governments the importance of allowing people who have made their permanent home in the territories the ability to vote and engage fully in the community, but recognises the desire of island communities to maintain their cohesion, hence the need for a reasonable qualifying process.

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THE HEALTH SECRETARIAT, TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS Town Center Mall - 2nd Floor ◊ 23 Parade Avenue ◊ Providenciales ◊ Turks & Caicos Islands, W.I. Tel: (649) 338-5140. JOB TITLE: Location:

Clerical Assistant The Health Secretariat, Town Center Mall – 2nd Floor, 23 Parade Avenue, Providenciales

JOB SUMMARY: To assist the work within the office of the Health Secretariat and its administrative responsibilities, including the day-to-day operations and providing front office services for the Secretariat. KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Provide assistance to the Administrative Officer and the Health Registrar 2. Maintain stocks of office supplies, and undertake general word processing and spreadsheet duties 3. Greet visitors, handle their inquiries, and direct them to appropriate personnel 4. Answer the telephone, provide information to callers, take messages, and transfer the call when necessary to the Health Registrar 5. Maintain the filing systems, including the file registers for the three (3) professional Councils QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma with at least 4 GCE ‘O’ Level passes, including English Language and Mathematics. Qualifications in computer applications. At least two (2) years’ experience and a good knowledge of, and experience in the preparation of correspondences, documents, and the maintenance of accounts. SALARY: Grade 3: $16,707.50 per annum APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Resume 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 certified copies of educational certificates and a copy of the passport photo page. National Turks & Caicos Islander Status Card. Shortlisted candidates must submit a Police Certificate obtained within the past year. Applications should be emailed or delivered to: The Health Registrar – The Health Secretariat, Town Center Mall - 2nd floor, Providenciales, TCI. For a more detailed job description, quickly your request email to: daarons@gov.tc APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 31, 2019


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Hotel Association, Tourist Board return from promotional tour in Chicago By Todeline Defralien The Turks & Caicos Tourist Board and the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association recently hosted media and travel agents at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. The Tourist Board and members of the TCHTA all visited Chicago to share the vast landscape of travel experiences that await Chicagoans with TCI’s valued travel partners there. During the two days and over at least four events, there were promotions of the TCI for tourism and investment. The event included a breakfast meeting held at Travel 100 Group TODAY which was an exceptional experience. TCHTA Member presented video, brochures and information to leading travel agents, eager to send even

more guests to destination Turks and Caicos. In addition, Sailrock of South Caicos captivated with stunning vistas and a lifestyle video story which proved that there are many Islands of beauty which make of the Turks and Caicos. At the Chicago Botanic Garden a double event was held; cocktail mix and mingle for media and dinner for agents which took place on Tuesday May 2st with TCHTA and TCI Tourist Board. In an interview, Karen Whitt of Hartling Group said, “Team TCI is back on the road again. We’re here in Chicago at the amazing Botanica Gardens and at the moment we are having a mix and mingle with some of Chicago’s top media outlets. We’ve invited them to come in to meet the team, we have the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA),

TCI Tourism Board and seven hoteliers has joined us to come and tell Chicago what Turks and Caicos is all about. There is a lot of interest in this market and as we all know Chicago has been a growing market but now with our new flight patterns and our nonstop flights, there is even more interest.” She added: “We are starting with the media. Several of them have never been to the destination, so it is a really great opportunity for us to meet them, engage with them and tell them a little bit more about what Turks and Caicos has to offer and we’re also inviting them to come and join us on the island.” Whitt said the TCI has a really strong representation from the private sector working with the Tourism Board. “We love to get our travel

partners to the islands. There is nothing that sells Turks and Caicos better than when we can get them on our own soil, but in the meantime it is important for us to be out in these markets where we’re really depending on the tourism coming from. It is also important to know that the region/Caribbean is very strong and right now you have a lot of competition, so it is very important for us to be here so that we can get our message out and let them know about Turks and Caicos,” she said. Team TCI’s sales blitz in Chicago concluded on Wednesday May 22nd evening with a dinner and destination presentation on board Odyssey Lake Michigan. The event was well attended by travel agents who were excited to learn more about our destination.

Premier presents $2,500 cheque to Clement Howell High School Tourism Club By Todeline Defralien Premier Hon. Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson presented the Clement Howell High School Tourism Club with a $2,500 prize on Friday May 17th, 2019, for winning the Plastic Ban Mascot Competition. The Turks & Caicos Tourist Board held its annual Youth Explosion in March and the Clement Howell High School Tourism Club emerged as winners

of the Office of the Premier’s Mascot Competition. The prize presentation ceremony took place at the Conference Room, Office of the Premier and saw the attendance of Minister of Tourism Hon. Ralph Higgs, Minister of Education on Hon. Karen Malcolm, Minister of Home Affairs, Hon. Goldray Ewing, representatives from the Clement Howell High School and the Tourist Board. The Office of the Premier

THE HEALTH SECRETARIAT, TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS Town Center Mall - 2nd Floor ◊ 23 Parade Avenue ◊ Providenciales ◊ Turks & Caicos Islands, W.I. Tel: (649) 338-5140. JOB TITLE: Administrative Officer Location: The Health Secretariat, Town Center Mall – 2nd Floor, 23 Parade Ave., Providenciales JOB SUMMARY: The incumbent in this job will ensure the efficient administrative operations of the Health Secretariat by providing assistance for the role, duties and functions of the Health Registrar. The job involves managing the day-to-day operations of the Health Secretariat. KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Administer the general office of the Health Secretariat 2. Prepare the Minutes of the monthly meetings of the three (3) professional Councils 3. Receive applications for the registration of health professionals 4. Keep a Register of the health professionals classified within the three professional Councils 5. Conduct due diligence on documents submitted by health professionals for registration 6. Liaise with the Health Regulation Authority and other agencies on matters relating to the licensing of health care facilities and the registration and certification of the health professionals in the TCI QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE: Associate Degree in Business Administration or related field from a recognized institution. At least three (3) years’ experience in administration. SALARY: Grade 5 - $26,650 per annum APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Resume with current contact information must be accompanied by a cover letter, two letters of reference (one of which must be from a former employer), certified copies of educational certificates, a police certificate dated within the past year, and a copy of the passport photo page. Applications should be emailed or delivered to: The Health Registrar – Health Secretariat; Town Center Mall - 2nd floor, Providenciales, TCI For a more detailed job description, quickly email request to: daarons@gov.tc APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 31, 2019.

Premier Hon. Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson, Minister of Tourism Hon. Ralph Higgs, Minister of Education on Karen Malcolm, Hon. Goldray Ewing, representatives from the Clement Howell High School Tourism Club and the Tourist Board partnered with the Tourist Board for this very first Mascot competition to promote the elimination of plastic bags in the Turks and Caicos Islands. In addition, the Turks and Caicos Environment Pelican called Peaky was officially unveiled to the general public. The premier said that Peaky the mascot will help the TCI to drive the message and it will be a sustainable campaign. “It is really wonderful the creativity that we saw coming out of the schools, so thank you to the students and the teachers and the entire student body for the support that I understood was given and what have stirred up in the schools. That’s the spirit that we want stirred up in schools and spilled over into homes and communities and indeed the country,” the Premier said. “Children, for us, and the youth are our greatest partners. Not that we are counting out the adults as yet, it is just going to take a little bit more time to drum in what we need to be doing in order to protect our environments.” She added: “Our whole country relies on our environment. We have to protect what God has blessed us with and right now we brag about the beaches, the waters and the seas and we know what plastic is doing to our marine life, but obviously for us, the ban on plastic has to do with the unsightly mess. If we

call ourselves beautiful by nature, then we must be clean by choice. The ban was not difficult for us and it is important for us to see how we treat our land, air as well as our sea. We’re so grateful that the school is on board and we look forward to more competitions, participations, the work of the staff and the Tourist Board who jumped ahead and ran with the idea.” Blythe Clare, Training Manager at the Turks & Caicos Islands Tourist Board thanked all of the teachers and students for their participation. “We will be having more competitions and I encourage our teachers and the students to take advantage of this opportunity and we have other international competitions coming up that we want the students to participate in. Thank you so much for our teachers, we couldn’t have done it without the participation of all our teachers and this year we saw the private schools coming on. I look forward to everyone’s continued support and cooperation,” Clare said. Teachers at Clement Howell High School thanked the Premier’s Office for its generous support and also for the donation on behalf of Peaky. The Turks & Caicos Tourist Board also presented the Clement Howell High School Dance Group with a $500 prize for winning the cultural dance competition held in March during Youth Explosion.


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Chairman Mark Fulford leads TCI delegation to 2019 United Way CLIC in Canada

United Way Turks and Caicos Islands was well represented amongst 41 United Ways from around the world attending the Community Leadership Impact Conference 2019 in Toronto Canada. The delegation attending the conference from the newly established United Way Turks and Caicos Islands included Board Directors – Hon. Galmo Williams, Mr. Ariel Misick QC, Mr. Stanley Williams, Mr. Adrian Stubbs, treasurer Ms. Snjezana Andrews, executive director Ms. Claudine Ewing, registered volunteers Mr. Andre & Mrs. Arielle Kerr, Mrs. Ava-Dayne Fulford and Ms. Simone Henry, led by chairman

Mark A Fulford. Community Leadership & Impact Conference, United Way comprised of three full days of meetings bringing together corporate leaders within the United Way global network of community impact executives and board leaders. The overall goal was to harness the collective resources in the fight for stronger communities around the world. During the three day event– the founding Donor family for United Way Turks and Caicos chapter, Rick and Lynne Waugh were honoured with the prestigious Alexis De Tocqueville Award – recognising their lifelong work

with United Way, and most recently their accomplishment of funding and establishing United Ways in six Caribbean countries. United Way Turks and Caicos’ Chairman Mr. Mark Fulford made an impressive appearance on the worldwide stage at the United Way Community Leadership Impact Conference in Toronto. A true representation of Turks and Caicos was displayed as he was one of the presenters bestowing the prestigious honour of the 2018 Alexis De Tocqueville Award to Mr. Rick & Mrs. Lynne Waugh. Executive Director Ms. Claudine Ewing, said: “We were thrilled

to feel that we have a direct hand in the work of such a great organisation and know that it will have an impact where we live.” UWTCI chairman Mark Fulford added: “ Our representation at the CLIC Event is historic. We are now not merely participating, but leading the efforts jointly with our international friends in having an impact at home and aboard. This is important, because our values aim at the improvement of human life, and wherever we can serve that value both at home and aboard, we feel gratified in the substance and significance of our organisation’s work.”

REGENT GRAND MANAGEMENT LTD. (IN LIQUIDATION) (“THE COMPANY”) Company No. O.8696 NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF LIQUIDATOR (TIM PRUDHOE) AND NOTICE OF FIRST MEETING OF THE CREDITORS (4th June 2019 at 10am) TAKE NOTICE that the Company was placed into Liquidation on 16th May 2019 by way of a qualifying resolution passed at a meeting of the members. TAKE NOTICE that, pursuant to Section 159 (1) and 179 of the Insolvency Ordinance 2017, Tim Prudhoe c/o Prudhoe Caribbean, Suite 55, Salt Mills Plaza, Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, has been appointed as Liquidator of the Company. AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Section 180 of the Insolvency Ordinance 2017, that a first meeting of creditors of the Company will be held at the offices of Prudhoe Caribbean, Suite 55, Salt Mills Plaza, Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands on 4th June 2019, for the purposes provided for in Sections 180 (3) and (4) of the Ordinance at 10am local time on that date. Any creditor wishing to attend this meeting must submit details of their potential claim and details of a proxy (if they wish to appoint a proxy to represent them at the meeting) to the offices of Prudhoe Caribbean, Suite 55, Salt Mills Plaza, Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands , no later than 12 noon (TCI time) on 3rd June 2019. Claims may also be lodged by email to mikhail@prudhoecaribbean. com. If such creditor or proxy thereof wishes to attend this meeting by telephone, then they should so indicate via email to the same email address and within that same deadline so that the necessary dial-in details may be provided. For the purposes of voting, a secured creditor is required (unless he or she surrenders his or her (as applicable) security) to lodge at the offices of Prudhoe Caribbean, Suite 55, Salt Mills Plaza, Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, P.O. Box 1525, before the said meeting, a statement giving particulars of his or her security, the date when it was given and the value at which it is assessed. Notice is further given that before the date of the meeting of the creditors, any creditor may request to be provided with a list of names and addresses of the Company’s creditors and such information concerning the affairs of the Company as is available, which may be obtained by applying to Tim Prudhoe c/o Prudhoe Caribbean, Suite 55, Salt Mills Plaza, Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, P.O. Box 1525, or requests may be made by email to mikhail@ prudhoecaribbean.com. Dated this 21st day of May 2019 Tim Prudhoe, Liquidator Contact Details: mikhail@prudhoecaribbean.com c/o Prudhoe Caribbean, Suite 55, Salt Mills Plaza, Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, P.O. Box 1525.


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Annual Taste of Tapas a big hit! The Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association’s (TCHTA) annual Taste of Tapas culinary showcase was another sold out, fundraising success. Despite the rainy weather, supporters came to the May 18th event in droves to dine on an array of delectable bites from the island’s leading restaurants and chefs. Hosted at the award-winning Shore Club on Long Bay Beach, the Saturday night extravaganza, which featured an indoor and outdoor dining experience, attracted scores of eventgoers as the food enthusiasts came together to help raise $40,000 for the TCI Hospitality Adventure Summer Camps, to aid in Team TCI’s to travel to the annual Taste of the Caribbean culinary competition, and the continued training of the young people who benefit from these programs. “We are always grateful for the support we get year after year for ourHospitality Adventure Camps and the TCI Culinary Team,” said CEO of the TCHTA, Stacy Cox. “The fact that the event sold out once again goes to show the amount of committed support we can count on from our TCHTA members and most especially the community.” The annual Taste of Tapas event has grown each year tremendously, drawing hundreds of supporters. Notable highlights from the 2019 Taste of Tapas culinary extravaganza included an edible spoon from the Solana Restaurant, a 67lb cut of beef from Beaches Resort, and anenormous smoker and live TCI costumed mannequin from the Turks

& Caicos Collection. Coca Cola (TC Refreshments) also debuted one of their premier products, the sparkling Dasani water which was served to guests with a fruit infusion. The water features an environmentally conscious plant-based bottle. Organizers added a new spin this year, replacing the usual silent auciton with a live one, conducted by popular auctioneer, Mr. O’brien Forbes. Prizes were provided by a number of resorts and businesses including; Sailrock, The Somerset, COMO Parrot Cay, Wymara, Seven Stars, Beaches, Amanyara, Bianca Sands, and the coveted prize, setting the record as the largest prize donation in the history of this event, came from Turks & Caicos Collection’s Ambergris Cay with a 5-day stay valued at $30k. “I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our hosts, The Shore Club on Long Bay Beach, the participating restaurants, our silent auction donors, and Prime DJs for entertaining us throughout the event. Thank you to Graceway IGA for donating items to the culinary teams and all of the supporters that came out and helped to make the night amazing.” the CEO said. This year’s event was supported by several resorts including Amanyara, Beaches, COMO Parrot Cay, Infiniti, Northwest Point Resort, Parallel23, Pavilion, Sailrock, Solana, Stellé, SUIREN, and the Turks & Caicos Collection. North West Point Resort was also a new addition to the annual event; the resort which was closed for a period has now undergone major post-hurricane

restoration. “Every year we depend on these member resorts and restaurants who graciously support their teams with whatever they need to put this fantastic showing of TCI’s culinary skills on display in support of our programs. We cannot thank them enough.” said Cox. Cox is encouraging the community to send their children to participate in the upcoming Hospitality Adventure Camps which will happen during the month of July, and to look out for news on Team TCI as they prepare to represent Turks and Caicos once again in Miami this June. This year the team will be led by Executive Chef Jason Heath of the Turks & Caicos Collection and will include Chef Joseph Charles of Grace

Bay Club, Chef Martin Wilkiens of Seven Stars Resort, Chef Eversley Rowe of Kalooki’s, Chef Nikita Skippings (representing the Cook Off Chop Off Championship), Chef Walky Gedeon of Solana, Chef Rajaskear Ravindran of The Hartling Group, Junior Chef Kevin Missick from the Turks & Caicos Community College, and Junior Chef Inga Stubbs, both products of the TCI Hospitality Adventure Lit’l Chefs Camp. Bartenders Aris Florida of Amanyara and Delorno Mosley of Kalooki’s are the team’s bartenders. For more information about the TCI Hospitality Adventure Camps, interested persons and organizations are encouraged to call the TCHTA office on 339-5787 or visit their social media pages.

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NOTICE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (EIS) FOR FORTISTCI LIMITED PHOTO VOLTAIC POWER PLANT – PLANNING APPLICATION REFERENCE NUMBER PR. 13161 BLOCK AND PARCEL NUMBER 60713/332, LEEWARD HIGHWAY, PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

Refrigeration Maintenance Technician 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

The Environmental Impact Statement (“EIS”) for FortisTCI Ltd. Planning Application reference number PR.13161 (Photo Voltaic Power Plant, on Parcel 60713/332, Leeward Highway, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands) has been finalized and is available online for public review at www.gov.tc/pressoffice Hard copies of the EIS Report are also available at the Department of Planning offices in Providenciales and Grand Turk for public review. The Environmental Impact Assessment was conducted and a report was submitted in accordance with Section 44 (1) b of the Physical Planning Ordinance and condition 2 of the Grant of Detailed Development Permission, Planning Application PR. 13161 for the Photo Voltaic Power Plant Leeward Highway, Providenciales granted on April 27, 2018. Comments on the EIS report can be sent to the Department of Planning at planningconsultation@gov.tc or to the Department of Planning, Emily House, Leeward Highway, Providenciales or at South Base, Grand Turk within twenty-eight days from the date of this notice or by June 28, 2019. PUBLIC MEETING A public consultation meeting on the EIA will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the Department of Environmental and Coastal Resources Conference Room, Lower Bight Road, Providenciales at 6:30 p.m.

Education and Experience •Certificate and 5 years documentable HVAC journeyman level operation, maintenance and repair experience in the HVAC refrigeration trade •Valid driver’s license This Position is currently held by a Work Permit holder. Interested Belongers must submit their application to the Immigration Board. Salary rate: 9hr

2017 Winner

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•Inspect, repair, modify and install HVAC equipment including refrigeration, A/C, compressors, receivers, expansion valves, condensers and evaporators •Conduct preventative maintenance and inspection of refrigeration units and Air-conditioning systems, make necessary adjustments or repairs •Repair or replace defective electrical or mechanical controls •Operate a variety of tools including welding torches, pressure gauges, electrical testing equipment, and vacuum pumps. •Repair and rebuild semi hermetic reciprocating compressors. •Perform skilled electrical or maintenance work, installation and alteration of HVAC equipment, components, timers, wiring systems, diagnostic and troubleshooting •Maintain records concerning time, labor and materials, maintain log of tasks performed •Lift heavy objects •Communicate in English effectively both orally and writing

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Please submit applications via email at maintenance@khcapital.com Deadline for Submission of application May 27th, 2019


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FortisTCI celebrates professional growth & development with staff promotions Seventeen staff promotions and two senior transitions at FortisTCI, saw employees throughout the company take on new responsibilities as of April 1 and May 1, 2019. These promotions also underscore the company’s people management and human resource development strategy, through which FortisTCI focuses on evaluating and rewarding performance and creating fulfilling and challenging career opportunities for its employees. Within the Operations Division, Alvejes Desir has been promoted to Director of Energy Production. His move into this senior management role is a part of the company’s succession plans. Mr. Desir most recently served as Manager of Plant Control and Electrical Maintenance and in his new role leads the company’s plant operations, fuel procurement, and engineering services. He is also the Chairman of the company’s Hurricane Preparedness Committee. Alden Smith, the former Director of Grand Turk Operations also transitions into a new role and will lead the development of the company’s Transmission and Distribution Standards. Mr. Smith will be based in Providenciales. Eight other employees in the Operations Division were also promoted, including former Superintendent of North and Middle Caicos Operations Durell Landy. Mr. Landy is now the Manager of North & Middle Caicos Operations with responsibility for leading the operations, generation, and transmission and distribution systems in North and Middle Caicos. Former Collections and IT Specialist Delma Graham is now the Supervisor of Customer and IT Services. Mrs. Graham now has responsibility for directing Grand Turk customer service operations, including billing, metering, collections, and customer care. Former Junior Energy Production Engineer TeAndra Thomas is now an Engineer I with responsibility for providing engineering support for energy production activities. Former Transmission and Distribution Engineering Assistant Caltricia HamiltonEvans is now a Civil Engineer I with responsibility for delivering in-house civil and structural engineering oversight and other support services within the Operations Division. Former Mechanical Technician I Glenroy Grant is now a Mechanical

FortisTCI President & CEO Eddinton Powell (front left) and Senior VP of Corporate Services Ruth Forbes (front right) with staff promoted to new roles in April and May 2019. Left to right (front):Eddinton Powell, Leonardo Patrick, Kayla Lightbourne, TeAnn Thomas, TeAndra Thomas, Dwyane Krzanowski, Stephanie Dean, and Ruth Forbes. Left to right (back): Garrett Jones, Eustace Musgrove, Tavardo Smith, Jerry Clerveaux, Richard Gibbs, Caltricia Hamilton, Maxo St.Vill, Glenroy Grant, Alvejes Desir. Not pictured: Delma Harvey and Durell Landy. Technician II and will be responsible for carrying out preventative and corrective repairs to plant mechanical equipment and other company assets.Maxo St.Vill, having served as an Electrical Technician I, is promoted to an Electrical Technician II and is responsible for carrying out preventative and corrective repairs to plant electrical equipment. Tavardo Smith, who previously served as an Electrical Technician II is now an Electrical Technician III with responsibility for higher level maintenance and repairs, as well as installation of generating units and associated equipment in the generating stations. Former Environmental and Safety Specialist Eustace Musgrove, in his new role as Senior EHS Safety Coordinator, has responsibility for the maintenance of the company’s Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Management System. Three employees within the Innovation, Technology and Strategic Planning Division have been promoted to new roles. Former Jr. Business Analyst TeAnn Thomas was promoted to Resource Planning and Utility Analytics Officer. In her new role, Miss Thomas will supervise the enterprise-wide implementation of utility analytics and optimization of the analytics and big data technology. She will also play a leading role in the implementation of the company’s Resilient National Energy Transition Strategy (R-NETS), and continue to provide macro-economic analysis to the senior management team. Garrett Jones previously served as Supervisor of Enterprise Technology Solutions. In his new role as Manager of Enterprise Technology Solutions, Mr. Jones will guide the implementation of

enterprise technology (ET), including ` Former Corporate the enterprise resource planning system Communications Officer Dwyane (ERP), customer information system Krzanowski is now Senior Corporate (CIS), and the meter data management Communications Officer. In his systems (MDMS). Former Information new role, Mr. Krzanowski will be Technology Services Supervisor responsible for leading the company’s Jerry Clerveaux is now Manager of web maintenance and graphic design Information and Communications initiatives, including ad production and Technology (ICT) Services. Mr. Clerveaux’ brand standards. Kayla Lightbourne, who s new responsibilities include managing previously served as Junior Corporate a team of five in achieving planned ICT Communications Officer is now projects, maintenance of assets such Corporate Communications Officer and as network hardware, ICT software, Community Outreach Coordinator. In telecommunication systems, as well her new role, Miss Lightbourne will as offering operational and technical assist with managing the company’s support. social media platforms, and serve as Five promotions within the chief liaison for the company’s corporate Corporate Services Division see former social responsibility program, including Senior Accountant Richard Gibbs become planning and execution of community the Supervisor of Financial Reporting. Mr. and stakeholder activities. Gibbs is responsible for the preparation Speaking about the promotions, of annual financial statements, fiscal FortisTCI President & CEO Eddinton monitoring, implementation of budgetary Powell said, “The energy landscape has controls, and interdepartmental analyses changed drastically over the past ten years, and assistance. Former Financial and continues to evolve at lightning Accountant Leonardo Patrick will serve speed. In this changing environment, it as a Senior Financial Accountant. Mr. is essential to have the right talent in the Patrick’s new responsibilities include right places in the organization. In an leading accounting research, enhancing industry that remains mostly dominated internal processes on financial reporting, by males, we are proud to be a part of the and assisting in the development and advancement of two female engineers – preparation of financial models and some of the few in the region.” reports. Mr. Powell continued, “As we sit Stephanie Dean, who formerly on the edge of a new energy landscape served as Senior Customer Service in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and as Representative, now has responsibility for we work to meet the needs of the nation overseeing new service requests, account today and into the future, the continued applications, and account terminations. investment in, and focus on our people As the new Customer Experience will be required. I extend well-deserved Specialist, Ms. Dean will also provide congratulations on behalf of the FortisTCI guidance and train staff on customer family to those who will serve in new connection processes and procedures. roles.”

Anne-Marie Connolly on second journalism internship in UK A n n e - M a r i e Connolly, a young, talented and ambitious Turks and Caicos Islander, in on her second journalism internship in the United Kingdom. In January she was part of the BBC Newsround team in Manchester and now she is with Channel 5 in London. “I am very excited to be able to have this opportunity to put the skills I have learnt, over the last 4 years, into practice,” Ann-Marie told The SUN. “The journalism industry is competitive and I have worked really hard to get to this point. I am proud to have had my potential seen by professionals within the industry and it’s made me

very enthusiastic about what the future holds for me.” Anne-Marie is the daughter of Member of Parliament Hon. Josephine Connolly and veteran chartered accountant Joe Connolly. Hon. Connolly was in the UK to give her daughter moral support and encouragement. “I am also grateful to these two organizations for giving her this opportunity,” Hon. Connolly told The SUN. Anne-Marie will graduate in July 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and after taking a year to gain more industry experience she will continue on to do her Masters in Anne-Marie Connolly and her mother Hon. Josephine Connolly Documentary Making.


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Abigail Delancy appointed Vice Principal at Enid Capron Primary School The Office of the Deputy Governor is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Abigail Delancy to the post of Vice Principal of the Enid Capron Primary School. Commenting on her new appointment Ms. Delancy stated; “I am extremely appreciative of this role bestowed upon me within the Ministry of Education, Youth Sports, Culture and Library Services. As I embark on this journey, I would like to express my gratitude to God, my family and wellwishers. I look forward to using the skills, knowledge and values gained in promoting, training and developing the lives of our youths in the Turks and Caicos Islands.” Deputy Governor and Head of the Public Service Anya Williams in

congratulating Ms. Delancy said: “We extend our sincerest congratulations to Abigail on her successful appointment. It was not that long ago that we were at the Enid Capron Primary welcoming new local Teachers as a part of the largest local recruitment batch for some time. As we continue to support and promote locals pursuing the field of education, we were happy to provide financial support to Ms. Delancy from the Civil Service Professional Development Fund to assist in the pursuit of her Master’s degree. With over a decade and a half of experience and service to the TCI education sector, Ms Delancy has demonstrated that she is well deserved of this promotion and I have the utmost confidence that she will continue to perform at a high level

as the Vice Principal of the Enid Capron Primary School.” Ms. Delancy holds a certificate in Early Childhood Education and an Associate’s Degree in Social Work and Welfare from the University of the West Indies and recently obtained a Master’s degree in Education Management from the University of Bristol. Ms. Delancy began her career as a teacher’s assistant at the Ashcroft School (now known as the International School), later joining the TCI Civil Service in 2005 as an Early Childhood teacher at the Enid Capron Primary School and previously acting in the post of Vice Principal at the Enid Capron Primary School before taking study leave to pursue her Master’s Ms. Abigail Delancy degree in the UK.

TCIG Civil Service engages in youth career education programs for high schools

Deputy Governor Her Excellency Anya Williams, MBE visited her alma mater, HJ Robinson High School in Grand Turk on Friday May 3rd, 2019, to speak to the 3rd and 5th Form students on the importance of making the right career decisions as well as other key choices throughout their lives. Departments across

Turks & Caicos Islands Government Civil Service assisted in hosting career day expositions for both HJ Robinson and Long Bay High School on May 10th to assist in helping them to make their subject choices for their senior years in high school, whilst a number of 5th form students from the HJ Robinson High School will be participating in

a 4 week Job Experience Work Program facilitated by the Human Resource Management Directorate under the Office of the Deputy Governor. Commenting on these initiatives Her Excellency the Deputy Governor said: “My office is pleased to assist in helping our young students make the best choices for their career and lives. It is important

that they are made aware of the job opportunities that are available in both the public and private sector as well as the requirements for these positions so that they can adequately qualify themselves by taking full advantage of the educational opportunities that are available.” She added: “We are pleased to work with the HJ

Robinson High School to provide real hands on work experience to several of their senior students over the next four weeks that will be completing their secondary education this upcoming year. It was a pleasure speaking to them and we look forward to further engagements with the other high schools throughout the other islands as well.”

Tourism Speaks! How important is Tourism to the Turk & Caicos Islands? Over the past decade, brand Turks & Caicos has enjoyed increasing popularity. Our beautiful by nature destination has been blessed with turquoise waters, top of the line amenities, luxury resorts, condos and guest houses which make it undeniably one of the most soughtafter destinations in the world. As the destination continues to establish itself as the premier luxury destination in the region, the question,“How important is Tourism to the Turk & Caicos Islands”,continues to be at the forefront of the everyday conversation. The quick answer to that question is: “Very important!”. Tourism attracts more than 1 million touristsevery year. These tourists drive the industry that is the primary source of revenue for

this country. Tourist arrivals and tourism-related services account for the majority of the country’s overall Gross Domestic Product (GDP).From luxury accommodations and amenities which range from five-star resorts to taxi drivers, craft sellers, and hotel and restaurant workers, the economic impact of tourism is wide-reaching. With such a high volume of annual visitors, tourists impact us both directly and indirectly. Their contributions to our daily lives ripple through different sectors, positively affecting almost every area of life in the TCI which includes government tax revenues and job creation. Tourism accounts for a large percent of the employment force here. Outside of the more obvious career opportunities, there are many other jobs and businesses that support the tourism industry like cleaning

services, landscaping, banking, grocery stores, shipping companies, utility companies and so many others. Although these organizations are not directly linked to tourism, tourism accounts for a significant portion of their business. The expansion and diversification of the country’s product offerings are also worth noting when discussing the economic impact of tourism. This type of growth prevents stagnation and attracts new investors which creates new jobs in both primary and tertiary markets. For example, new resorts mean new construction contracts, increased import activity (which benefits the shipping companies and the Government which collects import tax), increased flight routes and more in addition to jobs created directly by the resort in order to fill out

its staff. Turks & Caicos is a natural paradise that is home to luxury and tranquility. We’reconsistently ranked among the top destinations searched in both the world and the Caribbean. We’ve even earned the title “Best Beach” by several reputable international rating organizations on numerous occasions. There is so much tourism does for this country that it goes without saying that it’s incredibly important to not just our economy, but our very way of life. Brand TCI is a unique offering unlike anything else in the region and it provides opportunities for so many people in so many areas. So yes, tourism is very important to the Turks and Caicos Islands and we encourage you to be a part of it and take advantage of every opportunity it presents.


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The neglect of South Caicos

By Rev. Dr. John Malcolm The development of South Caicos as a tourist destination is beginning to take off. However, not without a myriad of problems which are frustrating to the people, the developers and investors alike. Problems which can be easily resolved if someone, the ‘powers that be’ would pay attention to the cries of the people and listen to the concerns echoed by the stakeholders in this surge of new development. After much persevering and hard work, two five-star resorts are now operational on the island of South Caicos, the East Bay Resort and the Sail Rock Resort. The numbers of visitors to the island are increasing daily and the raves on Trip Advisor and from personal contacts and conversations with them, are that they love the tranquil, laid back atmosphere and the friendliness of the people. This is nothing short of a ‘shot in the arm’ for the long time fledging economy of the quaint little fishing village. But as I indicated at the beginning there are many challenges that tend to negate what seem to be the bright prospects of a new day for the people of South Caicos. I will outline below some of these challenges and will offer suggestions as to how they can be addressed: 1.Airlift in and out of South Caicos is a major problem for tourists and islanders alike. There have been no additional flights to accommodate the increase in the numbers of visitors to the island. The Resorts are constantly cancelling bookings because persons are unable to reach the destination due to insufficient flights and the shortage of the numbers of available seats on existing flights. Here is a case in point. About two weeks ago I was stranded in Providenciales trying to get back to South Caicos. The one afternoon flight was full. I went the dock at Heaving Down Rock and found a ‘conch boat’ (average size 16th.,) going to South. However it was raining profusely and the captain was skeptical about leaving in the inclement weather, Finally he decided to give it a try only to have to turn back to Provo and wait for the weather to pass. Upon arriving at the dock we were met by a female tourist with two small children and two teenagers who were hoping to get to the East Bay Resort, but could not get a flight over. They were prepared to brave the weather conditions to get to their destination. On many other occasions I observed this happening, where visitors coming to South Caicos for the first time had

to contend with traveling on a ‘conch boat’ to get there. This is not a good first impression, but rather a very bad experience for people who spend thousands of dollars to come to a high end destination. Both resorts have expressed concern that they have had to cancel reservations due to there not being sufficient airlift into South Caicos. The question is, who is to blame? In my opinion the blame must lie squarely at the feet of the airline, the owner and operator of InterCaribbean Airways, who should realize that it is vitally important to provide an increase in airlift to enhance the chances of steady growth in the destination. However , it is common knowledge that this airline is more concerned with expanding around the region rather than providing a high quality service here at home.

2.Another area of neglect of South Caicos is the stalemate with the Construction of the Airport Terminal Building. If you have had occasion to travel to South Caicos by plane recently I am sure you were appalled by the mere sight of the ‘clap board’ shack that we have for a terminal building. This should not be the case since it is common knowledge that just before the 2016 elections, the PNP Government were in a advance stage of negotiations to award the contract to a native contractor, who many believe to be a supporter of the PNP. Well, the PNP lost that election, but since then there has been nothing happening with this project. The people of South Caicos feel that the project has become a political ‘football’ or the proverbial ‘can’ that is being kicked further and further down the road. It is also rumoured across the country that the stalemate is as result of the contractor bringing litigation against the government to honour the agreement that was made with him previously. Well I say to the government, stop playing politics with the livelihood of the of the people of South Caicos. Be mature, honour the agreement and allow this project to go thru to completion. We deserve nothing less. 3.Then there is the probability that South Caicos got ‘shafted’ again with the runway project. I am reliably informed that the original plan of the project called for extending the runway to 7000 feet, that was not done, it is still only 6000 feet. The original plan called for a runway that would be 20 feet wider that it actually turned out to be. If you do not believe me, the next time you are flying over South Caicos look down

at the runway, it looks like a regular road from the sky. This is an accurate assessment of the ‘shafting’, the supporting evidence is that only half of the raw materials that were imported was actually used on the project, the other half sits there used. It is now rumored that this material will be transported to Salt Cay for the runway project there. Did Herzog miscalculate the amount of materials they needed for the South Caicos runway project, I don’t think so. It appears that some-how, someone decided midstream the project that they can cut cost by giving South Caicos less that they had originally agreed to give us, which was according to the original plan, I am told, was a properly scaled runway that can accommodate the size aircraft that is anticipated to be required for the increasing airlift that the increasing tourist numbers are demanding. It is also anticipated by the community of South Caicos and the stakeholders, that this runway will once again be upgrade to International Standards to accommodate the increase airlift that is in the foreseeable future for South Caicos. For those of us who can remember, long before Providenciales had an international airport, the South Caicos airport was the hub for international travel in and out of the Turks and Caicos Islands. It is our hope international standards can and should be restored.

4. The neglect of the government in not ensuring that the fencing around the airport, which was severely damaged during the hurricanes of 2017, and has not be addressed to up to present time, is a demonstration that this is not a priority for them. But the hoteliers on the island are concerned about the safety of the quests as well as resident about their safety. Here is what one hotelier had to say about the situation: “ The fencing around the airport has been down for more than a year and a half. This safety hazard for locals and visitors also presents a very negative image of our island.” A meeting was held sometime ago between the hotel operators and concerned citizens of South Caicos, to brain-storm as to how best to address the fencing situation. Out of desperation it was decided at that meeting that if the government continued to show no concern, that the community should take matters into their own hands and attempt to do the repairs to the fence. It was communicated to the group that this would be illegal

and that charges would be brought against anyone attempting the repairs without the consent of government. Someone once said ‘desperate times call for desperate measures’. The government needs to attend to this as expeditiously as possible and bring about of sense of normalcy at the South Caicos Airport. Time and space do not permit me in this issue to address other neglects, such as the South Caicos Clinic growing spores and mildew as a result of water damage from the hurricanes almost two years ago, making patients and personnel as well sicker by the day. Time and space do not permit me to address the state of the only hurricane shelter (the South Caicos Community Center) that sustained extensive roof damage during the hurricanes of 2017, and no attempt has be made to repair it, and the 2019 hurricane season is already upon us. Time and space would not permit me to address the fact that Air Traffic controllers are operating out a control tower that was severely compromised by the hurricanes and no repairs have been carried out to date. I could mention the state of landfill where garbage is piling up unattended, but time does not permit me, I could mention that debris from hurricane destroyed government building have not been removed up to present time, but time does not permit me. I could address the rundown state of the dock (port facility), or the state of ‘conch ground bay’ where the stench from stagnant affluent from fisheries waste in the surrounding waters is fast becoming unbearable, or the fact our streets are continuously strewn with animal feces which washed down into the sea when it rains, or is allowed to dry and is blown onto roof tops only to be wash into water cisterns when it rains, but time and space does to permit. Suffice it to say that these will be dealt with more intently in a subsequent issue of this media outlet.

3rd Annual ‘She’s Royal’ event a huge success in Grand Turk By Todeline Defralien The 3rd Annual She’s Royal Weekend of activities hosted by Any Occasion Florist on May 3rd- 5th was a great success in honouring mothers of the community and churches in Grand Turk. The royal event was hosted under the theme She’s Royal - Being the Woman God Sees. The event saw great attendance by members of the community. Speaker for the gala banquet was the dynamic Angela Musgrove, who kept the audience engaged throughout her presentation with her words of wisdom and encouragement. Commenting on the event, Ludwina Fulford said, “I am eternally grateful for all of the persons who came out and supported our third She’s Royal weekend of activities. This event is very dear to me as it gives us an opportunity to highlight the significance of mothers throughout our community and the kind of impact they have on the lives of our young people who are the bedrock of future generations.” She added: “The weekend would not have been possible without the generosity and support of our many sponsors and the hard work of the She’s

Royal committee and everyone one else of the Revival Faith Center - Potter’s House, Janet Williams of the Salem Baptist who had a part to play in the success of the event. We wish to extend our Church, Shanta Lewis of the Church of profound gratitude to Apostle Dr. Ruth God of Prophecy, Earlene Harvey of the Ariza and the New Beginnings Harvest New Beginnings Harvest Ministries Int’l Ministries Int’l – House of Bethel church House of Bethel and Teka Roberts of the New Testament Church of God. family, Janet Williams of Paradise Events and Management and Staff of Got U In addition, nine banquet Covered for providing the venue and the attendees walked away with special prizes which included a Pandora Gift Set, a 50’ ambience that was needed for everyone to Smart flat screen TV, a day pass for 2 adults feel superbly royal.” Fulford stated that they are to Beaches, Turks and Caicos, a facial from already excited about the prospects of Faces & Fingers, dinner for 2 at Grace Bay hosting the 4th Annual She’s Royal Resorts, Spa treatment from Grace Bay weekend of events and looks forward to Resorts, a jewelry set from Succesories, everyone’s continued support. and a round trip ticket to New York. This spirit-filled weekend saw ten Fulford added that there was a deserving mothers being honoured. The very touching moment when a candle Honourees were sashed and all presented was lit in memory of the late Lynette with an award for their commitment and Pauline Simmons, who was one of the dedication to not only their children 2018 honourees. The candle was lit by but children from their church and her husband, Pastor Dennis Simmons as a community. moment of silence was held. Charisa Munroe, President of The honourees included Leila Simms of the Bible Study Ministries, Hon. the Myles and Ruth Munroe Foundation, Rhondalee Braithwaite-Knowles, Q.C of in Nassau, The Bahamas, served as the the Bible Baptist Church, Metessa Adams guest speaker for the Prayer Breakfast, of the Grand Turk Methodist Church, held on Saturday morning and gave a Malika Lightbourne of the Echoes of very thought provoking message entitled Calvary, Angela Prospere of the St. Mary’s “Double for your Trouble”. Pro- Cathedral, Cherrie Forbes - Ingham Following the breakfast event,

Ludwina Fulford attendees then entered into breakout sessions which included speakers such as Deputy Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Hon. Anya Williams, speaking on the topic “Family, Career and Civil Duty Balancing it All” and well known couples, Mr. and Mrs. John Okoye, Mr. and Mrs. Tomlinson Skippings and Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Harvey took the task of speaking on the topic “3 for the Journey- Building a Relationship that lasts”. On Saturday evening an array of talent was show cased in a Gospel Concert. Renditions were presented by Robyn Hinds, Mohen Cox, As 1 and Tamara Hylton, among others. The weekend of events climaxed with corporate worship at the Grand Turk Methodist Church where several of the honourees attended.


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Getting rid of scabies By Dr. Marsha Barnett Scabies is a skin infestation caused by a mite. After the initial exposure to scabies, it can take up to six weeks for symptoms to appear. If left untreated or incorrectly treated, these microscopic mites can live on your skin for months. Whilst there are times that there are outbreaks of the infestation in the society, it is estimated that there are approximately 130 million cases of scabies in the world at any given time! What are the symptoms of scabies? The hallmark symptom of scabies is an intensely itchy rash that typically gets worse at nights. Continuous scratching of the infected area can create sores that become infected. Common sites for the rash to appear include the wrist, armpit, nipples, genitalia and between the fingers. In many cases however the rash also involves the chest and back. The rash usually looks like tiny bumps under the skin, or as raised pimple-like bumps. How did i get it? Scabies is very contagious. It is spread through direct contact with a

person or surface that is infested with the mite. This therefore means it can be spread by prolonged skin-to-skin contact, such as holding hands, intimate personal contact, such as having sexual intercourse and sharing clothing, bedding, or towels that have been used by someone with a scabies infection. Because it is spread through physical contact, the rash is usually spread to persons who live in close quarters such as family members and sexual partners. Additionally, outbreaks are often seen in schools, nursing homes and prisons. How is it diagnosed? In most cases, your doctor should be able to diagnose that you have scabies after listening to your complaints and doing a thorough skin examination. In a few cases, she may scrape the surface of the skin and look under a microscope for the mites and its eggs to confirm the diagnosis. How is scabies treated? Treatment for scabies usually involves getting rid of the infestation with ointments, creams, and lotions that are applied directly to the skin. Your doctor will probably instruct you

to apply the medicine at night to the entire body and you may need to repeat the treatment in a week. All of your close contacts should also be treated whether or not they have symptoms. And it is also important to change all bedding and to wash your clothing, bedding, towels and so on in warm water and dry at a high temperature or in sunlight. Since the mite can also live on surfaces, wipe all surfaces in the home with bleach and warm water. The itching can also be helped with oral antihistamine medications. If you have been itching profusely or for a prolonged period, you may have induced an eczema in the affected skin and so steroid creams may be used after the initial treatment with the antiscabies medication. It is important to understand that the itching can persist for up to a month after the mite has been cleared and so prolonged treatment may Dr. Marsha Barnett be necessary in a few cases. If, however, although the itch can be quite annoying the rash persists or your symptoms and intense, it is generally easy to treat continue beyond 2 to 4 weeks after and once appropriately managed, tends treatment, have your doctor review your to resolve quickly. case. Many persons feel embarrassed *Dr. Marsha Barnett is a general when given the diagnosis of scabies, but practitioner who also specializes it is important to understand that is a in dermatology. For questions relatively commonly occurring condition or comments, please contact at and that anyone can be affected. And drmarshabarnett@gmail.com

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;

GK Foods

Leeward High way, Providenciales

(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

Position 1: Assistant Manager Position 2: Store Clerk Position 3: Store Cleaner •All candidates must have minimum 5 years’ experience in their specialist area in the Supermarket & Food Service Industry. •None of the above positions are held by Permit Holders. •Have a good command of English and excellent communication skill. •Must be able to work flexible hours and extended overtime schedules, including weekends and public holidays to meet the demands of the industry. Remuneration package would be discussed at the interview process. All applicants should submit their resume gkfoodservice@gmail.com. All applicants are required to submit Police record, three reference letter(one from the last employee). Belongers will be given first preference.

Website: http://www.gov.tc/work-permits infobordercontrol@gov.tc

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Interested Turks and Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board


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Your diet can cause you to die early or live longer By Drexwell Seymour When I was a little boy growing up on the island of South Caicos when we heard the word diet, we always related diet to losing weight. However, in my third year of high school, my biology teacher who was also the principal, Mr. Alan Knight provided us with the definition of diet and that definition remains with me to this day. Diet is the type of foods that we consumed. Your diet is a crucial part of your health as it can cause you to die early or live longer. I believe most of us are concern about the number of people who are sick or who have died due to a number of chronic diseases Health professionals note that the leading cause of many deaths worldwide is our poor diet. Water Growing up, we didn’t have city water, we drank rain water from our cisterns and apparently rain water is safe water to drink as it contains less

contaminants. Perhaps this is why our 70% of water. Your body uses the water parents and grandparents live so long. to support the functions of your body Today many of us do not use and therefore water is used and needs to cisterns and we rely heavily on city water be replaced. and other water that we purchase from the stores. The city water uses the water Food from underground or sea and purifies We must ensure that the the water by removing the contaminants. However, it is possible that during food we eat reflects a balanced diet the process of purification that some with the correct nutrients. One health chemicals will remain in the water. As a professional noted that most of the result, it can create harm to our body as diseases are due to lack of nutrients. Many of us are consuming a lot of we use the water to cook with and bath. Because we know water is unhealthy food due to convenience and important, some of us drink any type affordability. In the long run, however, of water especially if we have very little these unhealthy foods will cause you money. However, some of the water to be sick and eventually die. The list of being sold in the stores are not all purified “bad” food that we should not consume water and will impact your health. Not is increasing every day. The best thing to all water is good water. Therefore, be do is start your garden and a farm in your cautious of the water you drink. Some backyard. Eat healthy and live longer. experts believe the best water to drink is Conclusion alkaline water. Some of you perhaps are not even drinking water as part of your diet. Do not let your budget or your Perhaps you are consuming soft drinks busy lifestyle determine your diet. This is and hard alcoholic drinks on a regular one of the reasons I do not support these basis, however, your body needs water fast food international franchise in TCI. as your body is made up of more than Ensure that you have a proper diet before

Drexwell Seymour it is too late. We will eventually die one day but no one wants to die before their time. I am not an expert when it comes to health matters but I encourage you to consult with a dietitian on the type of diet you should have. We have a local certified dietitian Mrs. Tameka Dean who can provide you with valuable advice.

Limpid English Learning By Dian Kennedy As we go about our daily lives, communication with others is inevitable. One of the unfair aspects of our existence is that once we open our mouths, the listener forms a judgement based on our fluency in the language we speak. Determining if this is fair or unfair is a persistent conflicting issue. However, we cannot deny that it occurs. It gets even worse when we are not physically present and it is our writing that walks in to introduce us. Whenever this happens, it is the reader that forms this judgement, sometimes to our great detriment! It is against this background, that I decided to pen this weekly column with the hope of providing basic support and instruction to all of us who use the dynamic English language daily. The English language is the third most spoken language behind Chinese and Spanish as it relates to number. However, as it relates to universality English is way ahead of the pack with fifty-nine (59) countries listing it as their official language,

three (3) listing Chinese and twenty (20) listing Spanish. English is also the lingua franca of the world of business, travel and international relations. Furthermore, based on the number of countries that use it, it is said to be the most influential language in the world. Most importantly for us, is the fact that it is the official language of the Turks and Caicos Islands! The English language is said to be one of the most difficult to learn. Read the following sentence aloud and tell me if you agree, “They were too close to the door to close it.” If you read that sentence correctly - congratulations! My science-oriented friends live for sentences like those to rejoice in the lunacy of the language! Regardless of the many unexplained nuances we are expected to learn it all or our very intelligence will be judged by our use or misuse of it. The aim of this column is not to highlight our inadequacies, but rather to improve the image that our speech and writing create of us. My hope is that as we go along this journey together, we will collectively learn a lot (always two words, NEVER “alot”) and so become better users of the language.

BIM PROJECT ARCHITECT We are looking for a qualified BIM Project Architect, minimum 5 years’ experience, to spearhead and be responsible for the Revit transition, with a proven background in BIM to assist in the development and deployment of in-house Revit processes, BIM standards adherence and digital team support.You will be working alongside the Development Team’s Architect, Civil, Structural and MEP Engineer providing one to one project trouble shooting and thus strong communication skills are paramount. It will largely be project focused where your core responsibility will be to implement BIM/Revit for the project, therefore familiarity with family creation, worksets, scheduling and overall competency in Revit are essential, as is experience in the delivery process at a construction detailing level. You will be undertaking audits of BIM models and content creation as well as assisting in development of core documentation such as BEPs and EIRs. A history of solid Revit use in the industry is required as is an in-depth understanding of complex modelling, parametric families and worksets, demonstrating proverbial Revit and AutoCAD excellence is essential. Preferably you will have an architectural background and strong experience with Navisworks and Dynamo. Salary circa US$60,000 depending upon experience. Position open to all qualified TCI nationals. Please submit applications to: Veronica Rigby, The Regent Ltd, P.O. Box 124, Regent House, The Regent Village, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, Tel: (649) 946-5126; Fax (649) 946-5191; Email: ronnie@habgroup.com. Interested Belongers must also submit copies of their application to the Commissioner of Labour & Work Permit Board Zone 2. Position currently held by a work permit holder. Closing date for application is 10thJune 2019.

My hope is that it will help to boost our confidence, not only in our speech and writing but holistically. Another hope is that we will understand the basic terminology and concepts relevant to the study of the language as well as develop a critical understanding of the range and variety of traditions in the English language. My overall anticipation is that this column will help, even though in a miniscule way, to shape the language development of the beautiful and diverse Turks and Caicos Islands. After all, regardless of if you agree or disagree that our use of language should be used to judge our intelligence, it is the guileless reality. Let us therefore, master the language so that we can use it to our advantage to present the impression of us that does more good than harm and one that we would be proud of! Word of the week Limpid (Adjective) clear and accessible.

Unclouded,

Dian Kennedy Examples: 1.We could easily see the fish in the limpid ocean. 2.The birds flew directly into the limpid window. All in all, let us all enjoy this journey and feel free to provide feedback or ask questions at the email address provided below. Dian Kennedy holds a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialisation in teaching English as second language. For feedback or queries she can be contacted at diankennedy31@gmail

Interisland Builders Location: Turks and Caicos Islands Is seeking Plumbers, Electricians, Carpenters, Labourers and A Diesel Mechanic •Plumbers Duties include Installing pipes and fixtures, such as sinks and toilets, for water, gas, steam, air, or other liquids •Electrician’s duties include Installing and maintain wiring, control, and lighting systems •Carpenters must be able to Install structures and fixtures, such as windows and molding •Diesel Mechanic must be able to do routine maintenance, such as changing oil, checking batteries, and lubricating equipment and parts •Labourers must be able to do general Labour work include cleaning and preparing a job site Salaries are based on Experience Labourers Salary is $6.25 per hour Must be able to work 6 days per week All of these positions are new positions Please 244-2212/or email: inter_island_builder@yahoo.com Interested Turks and Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board on Airport Road, Providenciales


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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 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 and Kids Kamp Departments require:

The Administration Department requires: 

Director of Guest Services

Reports to:

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Assistant Executive Manager

Supervises and ensures the smooth operation of the Resort Guest, organizing, directing, and coordinating the work of front desk, bell, door, and concierge staff to maximize revenue and profit while attaining optimal guest satisfaction. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience:  Associates Degree or higher preferred;  Minimum three years’ work experience managing a Front Office team  Must be proficient in the English and Italian language  Must have a certification for Hospitality Department Trainer from American Hotel and Lodging Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. Should a suitable local applicant not be found a permit application will be submitted.

The Food and Beverage Department requires:

Applicants should satisfy the following criteria:  College or University Degree (Hospitality Management,) and or equivalent experience.  Demonstrate knowledge of an ability to manage Food & Beverage operation, obtained through hotel school, university and / or equivalent experience and apprenticeship training  Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a Manager in Food and Beverage The Director of Food and Beverage position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder. Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. Should a suitable local applicant not be found a permit application will be submitted. The salaries for the positions indicated above are negotiable and dependent on experience. The House Keeping Department requires: Houseman Room Attendant Public Area Cleaner/Attendant

Reports to:

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience:  A talent for dancing or singing; certification preferred*  Ability to swim  Ability to carry over 30 lbs. in costume**  Experience working with children preferred***  Customer service experience

General Manager

Plans and directs the functions of administration and planning of the Food and Beverage Department to meet the daily needs of the operation. Clearly describes, assigns and delegate’s responsibility and authority for the operation of the various food and beverage sub-departments, e.g., restaurants, banquets, etc. Develops, implements and monitor schedules for the operation of all restaurants and bars to achieve a profitable result.

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To engage the guests and their children to participate in activities, attend shows and special guest events. Part of the responsibility as an Entertainment and Kids Kamp staff is to create lasting memories while on vacation.

The range for these positions is $6.25 $6.50 per hour

Director Food and Beverage

Reports to:

Reports to: Director of Entertainment

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 salary for this positions ranges from $28,000.00 to $35,000.00

Player* Dancer* Animator** Kids Counselor/ Counselor***

Player (Creativiva)

Reports to: Director of Entertainment To engage the guests and their children to participate in activities, attend shows and special guest events. Part of the responsibility as an Entertainment is to create lasting memories while on vacation. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience: As an entertainer/ player under the Creativiva umbrella they must have one or more of the following skills to qualified:  Singers - vocal and minor acting and dancing performances  Aerialists - performing aerial acrobatic tricks on apparatuses (i.e. aerial silks, aerial hoop, aerial trapeze), which are rigged to the truss above the stage (min 5.5 meters)  Other type of circus artists - ground circus acts (i.e. contortion, cyr wheel, juggling, hand stand, hand-to-hand duo, other)  Comedians - comedy and physical comedy performances  Floor Acrobats - floor acrobatic tricks, tumbling passes (somersaults, rolls, handsprings, tucks, layouts, twists)  Dancers - dance performances of various genre (contemporary, jazz, modern, ballet, hip-hop, other)  Actors - acting, minor singing and dancing performances  Rigger - responsible for rigging and taking down the aerial apparatuses to the truss bar safely (includes climbing up the trussing while wearing a safety harness), and for bringing the apparatuses down and lifting them up during the shows Recruitment on island is being undertaken for these positions, should suitable local applicants not be found permit applications will be submitted.

Executive Housekeeper

The rate for this position is $6.25 per hour

The Room Attendant assumes primary responsibility for guestroom cleaning and servicing. The Housemen are responsible for delivering clean linen and clearing dirty linen from Room Attendants’ trolley. The general maintenance of all corridors and walkways on assigned floor/section are also the responsibility of the Housemen. The Public Area Cleaner/ Attendant is responsible to service all other areas and offices. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience:  Physically fit with the ability to lift and bend.  No allergies to chemicals or dust Minimum 2 years’ experience in a related position

The Laundry Department requires: 

Laundry Attendant

Reports to:

Laundry Manager

The Laundry Attendant is responsible for the finishing process of linen ensuring the highest quality production is achieved.

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.

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience:  Physically fit with the ability to lift over 30 lbs.  No allergies to chemicals and ability to handle heat  Minimum 2 years’ experience in a related position. This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder

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

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

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Health Regulation Authority (Statutory Corporation) Senior Executive Vacancy Job Description (Abridged Version)

Job Description (Abridged Version)

Job Description (Abridged Version)

Position Title: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) – Health Regulation Authority Duty Station: Providenciales Duration: Two (2) Years (with optional extension) Job Purpose: As a key member of the Senior Executive Team, the CFO will report to the CEO and assume a strategic financial administrative role in the overall management of the HRA. This role encompasses addressing all capital and accounting functions; as well as handling cash management and risk planning activities; in a manner not limited to the following: •Executing, with the general guidance of the CEO, primary and direct, daily responsibilities for: planning, implementing, and controlling the accounting, finance, funds collection, forecasting, strategic planning, institutional financing, property management, negotiating, compliance, and legal financial matters; and directing all HRA financial management related activities; •Managing adequate finance and accounting support staff - to effect the requisite, HRA financial outcomes and accounting transactions.

Position Title: Chief Information Officer (CIO) – Health Regulation Authority Duty Station: Providenciales Duration: Two (2) Years (with optional extension) Job Purpose: As a key member of the Senior Executive Team, the CIO will report to the CEO and assume a strategic IT administrative role in the overall management of the HRA. This role encompasses addressing all: networking; database data management; hardware; system and software applications; as well as systems administration; in a manner not limited to the following: •Executing, with the general guidance of the CEO, primary and direct daily responsibilities for: researching, planning, recommending, implementing and maintaining hardware, software, network and communication strategic solutions: identifying and solving potential and actual security problems; and directing all HRA data integrity and IT related activities; •Managing adequate IT support staff - to daily effect availability of the requisite, technological applications and infrastructure to support the HRA’s business operations.

Position Title: Healthcare Standards Development Officer – Health Regulation Authority Duty Station: Providenciales Duration: Two (2) Years (with optional extension) Job Purpose: As a key member of the Senior Executive Team, the HSDO will report to the CEO and assume a strategic healthcare standards and compliance-oriented administrative role in the overall management of the HRA. This role encompasses: managing the regulations, policy and standards strategy process of consultation, drafting and implementation of all aligned regulations, policies, related documents and written standards; as well as the execution of compliance monitoring activities; in a manner not limited to the following: •Executing, with the general guidance of the CEO, primary and direct daily responsibilities for: researching, collecting and maintaining information on the provision of healthcare facilities in the Turks and Caicos Islands; planning, developing, implementing, managing and controlling all regulatory, healthcare standards development; and directing all HRA compliance management related activities; •Managing adequate standards and compliance support staff - to effect the requisite, HRA: Healthcare Regulations draft guidelines; written healthcare standards development; and compliance functions.

Key Responsibility: The CFO is accountable for the financial, accounting, Key Responsibility: and risk management administrative operations of the The CIO is accountable for the IT and administrative, HRA, and is required to: data processing functions of the HRA, and is required •Develop and maintain financial and operational to: strategies; policies; quality systems and processes, •Develop and maintain: operational strategies; policies; with apt strategy metrics and the perpetual quality systems and processes, with apt strategy metrics Key Responsibility: development and monitoring of control systems and the perpetual development and monitoring of The HSDO is accountable for: the focused leadership, (i.e., a comprehensive set of controls and budgets) control systems (i.e., a comprehensive set of controls design, development and delivery of high quality designed to: and budgets) designed to: healthcare facilities and health services regulatory o Collect the HRA’s funds; o Ensure the delivery of all systems design and standards; compliance oversight; and related o Preserve the HRA’s assets; development, requisite technology applications, administrative operations of the HRA, and is required o Enable the HRA’s financial viability/corporate complex computer networks, databases and data to: sustainability; security - to support the HRA’s business operations; •Develop and maintain: operational strategies; policies; o Mitigate risk though the utility of apt financial o Provide enabling support for the HRA’s corporate quality systems and processes, with apt strategy metrics risk management practices; sustainability through ongoing, appropriate and the perpetual development and monitoring of •Establish and maintain an adequate system of leveraging of relevant MIS, network, ICT and control systems (i.e., a comprehensive set of controls accounting records; operating protocols technological infrastructure and budgets) designed to: •Produce periodic, accurate, relevant, reliable and to: enhance departmental functions; allow easy o Ensure the delivery of high quality healthcare timely HRA financial results/ reports including, access to information; and underpin transparency, facilities and health services regulatory standards; but not limited to: financial statements; estimates; accountability and control on a cost-effective, o Enable the implementation, evaluation and accounts; audits; and reporting (indicative of the technology-centric, service delivery platform; compliance with developed healthcare facilities HRA’s governance arrangements and finances) o Mitigate risk bymaintaining the highest level of and health services regulatory standards; pursuant to the Public Finance Management and data security via security mechanisms, conditional o Mitigate future risk through the development Nationals Audit Ordinances; access and encryption - to ensure the protection of updated and new healthcare facilities and •Ensure that reported results comply with Generally of the HRA’s data; health services regulatory standards in response Accepted Accounting Principles/International •Provide overall definition and management of all to dynamic and evolving changes within the Financial Reporting Standards. HRA computer systems, data processing and entire healthcare system; communication activities, via a strategic direction, •Develop and review relevant HRA: Healthcare Qualifications and Essential Experience leadership role in daily IT operations – to facilitate Regulations guidelines and written healthcare •Educated to, at least, the Bachelor of Science in the HRA’s organizational/internal growth path; standards to be made via the Minister under the Accounting degree level; and holder of either a •Review all computerized and manual systems, data Health Regulation Ordinance; and operations Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or other recognised processing and document imaging equipment within the confines of the HRA’s vision, mission, accountancy certification (ACA, CIMA, ACCA or and software for: acquisition, storage and retrieval policy and standard operating procedures; equivalent). Postgraduate qualification of a Master of purposes; enhanced functionality and key decision•Establish and maintain an adequate system of Science degree in Accounting is required in the absence making; policy-centric information relating to the health of the stated, accountancy, certification qualification; •Produce periodic, accurate, relevant, reliable and practice and regulation in the Turks and Caicos •Demonstrable post qualifying experience of a timely reports detailing, but not limited to, the Islands; minimum of ten (10) years in financial management performance and outcomes of IT functions and • Produce periodic, accurate, relevant, reliable and with executive management experience: within the related matters including the situational significance timely HRA reports detailing, but not limited to: public sector; or for a major company; or division of a of: data integrity and security within the HRA’s regulatory and compliance management matters; midsize to large corporation. Progressively, accountable computing environment; help desk technical and researched data capture relative to the experience in auditing and reporting is desirable. support for hardware and software; communication provision of healthcare facilities in the Turks and networks (voice and data); software applications; Caicos Islands. Compensation: Salary USD $59,553. per annum; program development; and Information Systems (IS) Conditional Allowances operations. Qualifications and Essential Experience ranging up to $15,960. per annum. •Educated to, at least, the Bachelor of Science in Public Qualifications and Essential Experience Health; and postgraduate qualification of a Master of •Educated to, at least, the Bachelor of Science Science degree in: Health or Healthcare or Health in Computer Information Systems (CIS) or Services Administration; or Medical Management; Management Information Systems (MIS) or Business or Health Planning; or Health Science with a Administration with CIS or MIS concentration; and concentration in Healthcare Risk Management, or postgraduate qualification of a Master of Science Patient Safety and Quality. degree in: IT Management; or Computer Science; •Demonstrable post qualifying experience of a or Software Engineering; with valid Database, minimum of ten (10) years in regulatory healthcare Networking, and Virtualization or Security standards development and compliance management certifications training. with executive management experience: within the •Demonstrable post qualifying experience of a public sector; or for a major company; or division minimum of ten (10) years in broad-based IT of a midsize to large corporation. Progressively operations, with executive management experience, accountable experience in overseeing healthcare within the public sector or for a major company entities investigations and inspections is desirable. or division of a midsize to large corporation. Progressively accountable experience in occupations Compensation: Salary USD $59,553. per annum; such as systems analyst; programmer/software Conditional Allowances ranging up engineer, network/database administrator or IT to $15,960. per annum. consulting/business manager is desirable. Compensation: Salary USD $59,553. per annum; Conditional Allowances ranging up to $15,960. per annum. Requirements: An application must include: A Cover Letter; Resumes with current contact information; Two Reference Letters - one preferably from a former employer; Copies of Educational Certificates; and Copied Passport Photo Page. Hand delivered and posted applications, are to be addressed to the: Health Regulation Authority, c/o Ministry of Health, Second Floor, Town Centre Mall, Downtown, Providenciales; and applications via email should be sent to: prichardson@gov.tc The vacant position of interest must be clearly indicated on the sealed envelope and in the subject line of the email respectively, Further vacancy/job description particulars can be accessed by contacting Mr. Pierre Richardson at prichardson@gov.tc and telephone number 1(649) 338-5144. Application Deadline: June 14, 2019


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GROUP EXECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF Reporting to the Vice President of Hospitality, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following: Responsibilities: •Monitors customer satisfaction and consistently offer professional, friendly and proactive guest service while supporting fellow colleagues •Directs and oversees the pastry and baking functions of the kitchen(s), including menu development, •Develop new dessert, pastry and bread products while testing and developing recipes •Will be responsible for the creation of dessert menus to maximize profits and minimize loss. •Lead and manage the quality and quantity of the Pastry department, as well as coordinate the production as it relates to banquet and restaurant functions •Create budgets and adhering to sanitation regulations. •Maintaining payroll costs, inventories, purchasing, cost control and productivity within budgeted guidelines •Supervising employees, ordering supplies, •To assist in the recruitment and training of all new Pastry Cooks •Balance operational, administrative and Colleague needs •Follow company policies, procedures and service standards •Follow all safety and sanitation policies when handling food and beverage •Other duties as may be assigned by management •A formal contract will be drawn up once you have accepted our offer. Meanwhile this letter outlines the basic employment agreement. Requirements: •Minimum of 5 years of previous Food and Beverage international experience in a senior leadership role. •University/College degree •Must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays. Salary commencing at $45,000. 00 per annum. Belongers only need apply. MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS Reporting to the Chief Engineer, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following: Responsibilities: •Installing, troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining the refrigeration and air conditioning systems •Fabricate and assemble refrigeration and air conditioning systems. •Carry out all necessary changes to air in the system, test lines, components and connections for leaks. •Install expansion and control valves on units and adjust and replace parts as needed. Requirements: •Must possess a minimum of 6-10 years 4-star background in same or similar position •Certification or diploma from a formal Electrical or Technical Institution is required. •Must be highly organized individual. •Must be computer literate and have excellent, clear communication skills written and oral Salary commencing at $9.00 per hour. Belongers only need apply.

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PAINTER Responsibilities: •Washes, scrapes, sands, torches, and/or smooth interior and exterior surfaces prior to painting, varnishing, lacquering or applying other related materials. •Cleans equipment, paint mixing area, and work areas. •Operates compressors, striping machines, sandblasters, spray equipment, and other small power equipment. •Installs, repairs, and maintains drywall, wall texturing, and ceiling acoustic texturing. •Operates heavy lift equipment including scissors, and boom swing stage to heights of 80 feet. •Erects various types of scaffolding, staging, ladders, and planks to reach surfaces of work area for Painters and others. •Applies paints, stains, surface preparatory materials, and undercoating materials to a variety of surfaces as instructed. •Ability to work with minimal, or no supervision. Be honest, reliable and hardworking. Salary commencing at $7.00 per hour. Belongers only need apply. BUTLERS Reporting to the Front Desk Manager. Responsible for ensuring and accommodating all guest needs, transportation, appointments. Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following: Responsibilities: •Consistently offer professional, friendly, hospitable service •To identify and anticipate Guests’ needs and ensure personalized service is provided •To provide Food and Beverage Services as required •To fully understand and have knowledge of all in suite services, technology, amenities, functions & systems •Provide information on local restaurants, special sites, activities, etc. •Resolve customer complaints and problems calmly and effectively •Notify management of any serious issues that you cannot resolve Requirements: •Constant standing and walking throughout shift •Superior knowledge of All-Inclusive hospitality •Lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs. •Willing to work outside of normal working hours. Salary Scale: $7.00 - $9.00 per hour. Belongers only need apply STEWARDS To maintain the kitchen and restaurant work area, equipment and utensils: Duties also include washing of dishes, pots, pans and trays by hand; sweeping and moping of floors and banquet set up and break down. Salary Scale: $6.50 - $7.00 per hour. Belongers only need apply. Interested persons may contact out Corporate HR department office or by submitting your resume with qualifications and experience to: hr@wihl.com Please also submit a copy of your completed application to our labour department. Closing date June 1st, 2019


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Celebrate Local!

Find Yello Directory Available Now This year we celebrate our beautifully Turks and Caicos culture and what it means to be from our stunning string of 40 islands and cays. The FIND YELLO directory is not only a search tool, but also a keepsake that showcases our community. Inside you will find fascinating articles… Importance of Going Green Eco-Spotlight: Amy Avenant, Dept. of Environment & Coastal Resources Health & Wellness Articles Trusted White and Yellow Pages

Welcome to the 2019 Find Yello directory. It is your personal copy to use and enjoy. We hope it becomes a showpiece on your coffee table.

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WE’RE HIRING SUMMER STUDENT INTERNS!

Are you considering a future career in IT, Electrical Engineering, Business, Marketing, Mechanics, Customer Service, Analytics, Finance or Human Resources? Apply TODAY to be a FortisTCI Summer Intern. What better way to help uncover your passions and discover your future career path than through real work experience. Student Internship Program (SIP)

A two week program open to 4th & 5th form high school students SIP is a great introduction to the workplace. Spend two exciting weeks with FortisTCI this summer and learn what it’s like in a corporate environment. Participating students will work in teams throughout various departments.

SIP Criteria • • • •

Applicants must be 4th or 5th form students enrolled at a high school recognized by the Turks and Caicos Islands Ministry of Education. Applicants must present a recommendation letter from their principal or guidance counselor. Applicants must submit a 250 word essay titled, “Why FortisTCI Should Hire Me as an Intern”. Applications are available from your school counselor or principal. Submit your completed application, along with required documents to your counselor or principal by June 14, 2019.

Student Summer Employment Program (SSEP)

A three month program open to college and university students from June to August

SSEP participants will gain valuable work experience and learn about the electric utility industry, under the supervision of FortisTCI’s seasoned professionals. This program is closely aligned with your chosen field of study.

SSEP Criteria •

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Applicants must be enrolled in a university or college undergraduate program majoring in: Accounting, Business, Engineering, Information Technology, Law, Marketing, or a closely related field. Applicants must possess a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must provide an official transcript, attendance record, 2 letters of recommendation, and proof of residence status with a copy of your NHIB card. Applications are available online at www.fortistci. com/careers, or pick up a copy at FortisTCI’s Leeward Highway office. Submit completed applications and required documents at the office, ATTN: HR, or by email to: aadams@fortistci.com, or cmunnings@ fortistci.com, no later than June 14, 2019.

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NOTICE PUBLIC CONSULTATION MEETING FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (EIS) FOR FORTISTCI LIMITED PHOTO VOLTAIC POWER PLANT – PLANNING APPLICATION REFERENCE NUMBER SC. 761 BLOCK AND PARCEL NUMBERS 20313/22,23 & 24 COCKBURN HARBOUR, SOUTH CAICOS, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

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The Environmental Impact Statement (“EIS”) for FortisTCI Ltd. Planning Application reference number SC.761 (Photo Voltaic Power Plant, on Parcels 20313/22,23 & 24 Cockburn Harbour, South Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands) has been finalized and is available online for public review at www.gov.tc/pressoffice Hard copies of the EIS Report are also available at the Department of Planning offices in Providenciales and Grand Turk and at the District Commissioner’s Office, Sarah Hill, South Caicos for public review. The Environmental Impact Assessment was conducted and a report was submitted in accordance with Section 44 (1) b of the Physical Planning Ordinance and condition 2 of the Grant of Detailed Development Permission, Planning Application reference number SC. 761 for the Photo Voltaic Power Plant Cockburn Harbour, South Caicos granted on April 27, 2018. Comments on the EIS report can be sent to the Department of Planning at planningconsultation@gov.tc or to the Department of Planning, Emily House, Leeward Highway, Providenciales or at South Base, Grand Turk or at the District Commissioner’s Office, Sarah Hill, South Caicos within twenty-eight days from the date of this notice or by June 28, 2019. PUBLIC MEETING A public consultation meeting on the EIA will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the District Commissioner’s Conference Room, Sarah Hill, South Caicos at 6:30 p.m.

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• Creating monthly and annual reports to identify results, trends, and financial forecasts; • Creating informative, actionable and repeatable reporting the highlights relevant business trends and opportunities for improvement; • Conducting insightful, ad hoc analyses to investigate ongoing or one-time operational issues; • Conducting and coordinating financial, product, market, operational and related research to support strategic and business planning; • Developing budgets and financial plans for the department based on research and historical data; • Preparing quantitative and qualitative variance reports of Budgets Vs Actuals, as well as Investigating and obtaining explanations for significant variances. REQUIREMENTS • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business or any other numerical discipline or relevant work experience; • Financial modeling skills and understanding of accounting; • High level of proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of products, especially Excel; • Clear communications skills (written and oral) • Must be able to work nights, weekends and holidays Salary commencing at $36,000.00 per annum and is based on experience. Belongers only need apply Interested persons may contact out Corporate HR department office or by submitting your resume with qualifications and experience to: hr@wihl.com Please also submit a copy of your completed application to our labour department. Closing date June 7th, 2019


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LOCAL NEWS

Turks and Caicos Collection recognizes and thanks employees for outstanding service and commitment

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he Turks and Caicos Collection held its 1st Quarter Staff Awards on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 against the picturesque backdrop of the Fish Deck at the Alexandra Resort. Some 20 proud awardees from across The Turks and Caicos Collection -Alexandra Resort, Blue Haven Resort, Beach House, Ambergris Cay and its subsidiaries, Blue Haven Marina and Imperial Laundry, received certificates, plaques and gifts for their outstanding service and commitment to excellence within the Collection and the hospitality industry generally. Awards featured: Employee of the Quarter, Heart of Hospitality, Resort/Hotel Shining Star, Manager of the Quarter and Supervisor of the Quarter. Photo Credit: Earlson Robinson (The SUN).

Wayne Garland – Dir. Human Resources

L to R Felipe Barney, Jason Heath, Vianel Filpo, Victor Van Cleeff, Anne De La Durantaye

L to R Mitchum McPherson (Employee of the Quarter 2018 – Ambergris Cay) & Marcia Rodrigues – Hotel Manager

L to R Vianel Filpo – General Manager & Carlton Salmon (Employee of the Quarter – Beach House)

Armando Pizutti – COO

Beryl Charles being presented with a gift from successful CHS awardees

Chidley Cypion (Bartender)

Emilio Hall, Shatelle Lewis, Victor Van Cleef.

L to R & Nabil Chahwan – General Manager & Kettia Williams (Hearth of Hospitality – Blue Haven Resort)

L to R Alderay Gardiner (Manager of the Quarter – Alexandra Resort) & Karl Bourne – General Manager

L to R Beryl Charles (T&D Manager) & Devon Crowl (Entertainment Director)

L to R Bryan Dunkley (Supervisor of the Quarter – Ambergris Cay) & Marcia Rodrigues – Hotel Manager

L to R Carlton Salmon, Wayne Garland, Nabil Chahwan, Deryk Meany

L to R Charisma Fortilus, Angel Castillo, Jacque Pierre, & Anly Mclean

L to R Fontilia Norvilus (Hearth of Hospitality – Alexandra Resort) & Karl Bourne – General Manager

L to R Howard Boxx (Employee of the Quarter – Blue Haven Marina) & Wayne Garland – Dir. Human Resources

L to R Juan Cabral (Supervisor of the Quarter – Alexandra Resort) & Karl Bourne – General Manager

L to R Karl Bourne, Jennifer Vernon-Jarrett, Deryk Meany, Armando Pizutti

L to R Lilla Williams (CRDE Recipient) & Deryk Meany (Dir. Operations)

L to R Naddine Clarke, Devon Crowl, & Roselande D’Aout

L to R Norman Moulton (Heart of Hospitality – Ambergris Cay) & Marcia Rodrigues – Hotel Manager

L to R Shantelle Lewis, Alderay Gardiner (CRDE Recipient) & Deryk Meany (Dir. Operations)

L to R Therena Songoire, Naddine Clarke, Josule Jeune, Kettia Williams & Rhonda Heath

L to R Vianel Filpo – General Manager & Dorothy Dugue (Resort Shining Star – Beach House)

L to R Vianel Filpo – General Manager &Josias Domeus (Hearth of Hospitality – Beach House)

Norkeia Forbes

Quarterly Award and certificates

Sasha-Kay Johnson

Shantelle Lewis (Entertainment Coordinator)

TCC Band Members

L to R & Nabil Chahwan – General Manager & Larikeyla Sanchez (Employee of the Quarter – Blue Haven Resort)

Youveline Julien

Norman & Eleith Moulton


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Highlights of 3rd Annual She’s Royal event T

he 3rd Annual She’s Royal Weekend of activities hosted by Any Occasion Florist, exceeded expectations. The three-day event from Friday May 3rd- Sunday May 5th to honour mothers of the community and churches in Grand Turk, was hosted under the theme ‘She’s Royal - Being the Woman God Sees’.

This spirit-filled weekend saw ten deserving mothers being honoured. The honourees included Leila Simms of the Bible Study Ministries, Hon. Rhondalee Braithwaite-Knowles, Q.C of the Bible Baptist Church, Metessa Adams of the Grand Turk Methodist Church, Malika Lightbourne of the Echoes of Calvary, Angela Prospere of the

St. Mary’s Pro- Cathedral, Cherrie Forbes - Ingham of the Revival Faith Center - Potter’s House, Janet Williams of the Salem Baptist Church, Shanta Lewis of the Church of God of Prophecy, Earlene Harvey of the New Beginnings Harvest Ministries Int’l - House of Bethel and Teka Roberts of the New Testament Church of God.


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Rihanna’s Fenty label aims to rip up fashion industry rules Singer’s new clothing line, on sale this week, has ditched traditions such as catwalk shows Acorseted Japanese denim minidress ($810), a cotton canvas blazer belted with a coordinating bumbag ($1,100), oversized sunglasses ($460) and a brass-andcrystal earcuff ($420) will go on sale at a pop-up boutique in the Marais district of Paris on Wednesday evening, when Rihanna launches her luxury fashion house, Fenty. Rihanna’s arrival in the luxury fashion space is a defining moment. Until now, celebrities who have tried their hand at design have faced the judgment of an industry that has held the power to endorse success or condemn a Rihanna in a mitre at last year’s Met Gala label to failure. Victoria Beckham and seen worn by Rihanna herself, and the Olsen twins passed the test; is being launched several months Lindsay Lohan was panned by earlier than expected, well outside critics and failed. But the pop- of the established fashion calendar. cultural might of Rihanna, a nine- The aesthetic will be informed Grammy-winning pop star, actor by what Rihanna terms her own and driving force behind Fenty “thick and curvy” current body Beauty, which totalled sales of shape, with all pieces available €500m in the first year after its up to a size 18. Fenty.com will be launch in 2017, has overturned a “digital flagship” supported by a the power dynamics of the fashion roving schedule of pop-up shops, industry. The question now is with no plans for permanent less whether Rihanna can cut the bricks-and-mortar boutiques. mustard as a fashion designer than Asked how she came up with how the industry will keep pace the distribution model, Rihanna with the arrival of Rihanna. replied: “Because I’m a millennial This week, Rihanna told … I hate seeing something on the the New York Times her Fenty label runway and then having to wait would be “as disruptive as possible. six months for it.” The brand is not traditional. There Most pop star-helmed is no runway show. It’s a new way fashion labels have stayed within of doing things because I believe the lanes of sportswear (Beyonce’s that this is where fashion is going Ivy Park) or streetwear (Drake’s to go eventually.” October’s Very Own), but the first The world’s first look at Fenty looks break that mould with Fenty came not on traditionally a sophisticated, tailoring-based slender models, or on a catwalk, or aesthetic. during fashion week. Instead it is Structure is key, with

cinch-waisted denim dresses and starchily voluminous trousersuits. The monochrome palette is reminiscent of Kanye West’s Yeezy, but collared shirts are preferred to sweatshirts and each outfit is worn with elegant high heels, without a pair of trainers in sight. Rihanna, who has made headlines for flamboyant fashion choices in the past, has here adopted a more refined point of view. The corset, a Rihanna signature piece that she teamed with a pearl-and-crystal-encrusted papal mitre on the red carpet of last year’s Catholic-themed Met Gala, takes a more genteel form at Fenty, as the internal shaping on a long-sleeved dress. Fenty is the first new luxury house to be founded by LVMH since the launch of Christian Lacroix in 1987 and the first to be helmed by a woman of colour. At Rihanna’s right hand as style director of Fenty is her longtime stylist, Jahleel Weaver.

DJ Khaled on Nipsey Hussle: ‘He’s like a prophet’ During the recording of what became one of Nipsey Hussle’s final songs, the rapper and DJ Khaled spoke passionately about “our families, entrepreneurship, leadership and just love,” Khaled recalls. The result of the session is “Higher,” the latest single from Khaled’s new album “Father of Asahd,” released Friday. Before Hussle’s March 31 death, they filmed a music video for the song, which also features John Legend. “It was incredible, man. We was in the studio, it was all beautiful energy. We had some great conversation before the studio session (and) we had lunch,” Khaled said in an interview with The Associated Press on Monday. “He had a beautiful spirit, beautiful vibe, beautiful energy. When we got to the studio, he put that into the song.” Khaled, 43, is donating all proceeds from “Higher” to Hussle’s children, 10-year-old Emani and 2-yearold Kross. The video, also released Friday, was filmed days before Hussle was shot to death in what police said was a personal dispute outside his South Los Angeles clothing store. “It’s sad and so beautiful at the same time,” Khaled said of Hussle’s passing. “Everybody in the world is representing Nipsey’s message, coming together, unifying. That’s what Nipsey wanted. The sad part is that he’s not here in the physical form to see it. He’s such a great man and a great leader. He’s like a prophet. The world felt it and the

This combination photo shows rapper Nipsey Hussle at an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Milwaukee Bucks in Oakland, Calif. on March 29, 2018, left, and DJ Khaled at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 20, 2018 world is coming together to continue his message. The marathon continues. Long live Nipsey Hussle. He’s here right now.” Khaled, a king of collaborations, reaches new levels on his 11th album, which features more than 30 guests, including Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Cardi B, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, J Balvin, SZA, 21 Savage, Travis Scott, Chance the Rapper and Post Malone. He performed some of his new music Monday night at the launch event of Pepsi #Summergram on Instagram, which includes hundreds of new AR filters on the social media app. “It’s blessing that I get to work with the greats and work with the new greats and just work with great energy. Everybody knows working with me, one thing, it’s going to be work with love and just a winning attitude,” he said. “It’s a blessing to collaborate — collaborating is also a representation of unity.”

Drake jokes about plastic surgery rumors while flexing his six-pack on Instagram

Drake Showed Off His Six-Pack Abs and Fires Back at Plastic Surgery Accusations Drake is ready to joke about those plastic surgery rumors. The 32-year-old rapper shared a shirtless photo on Instagram Thursday, showing off his extensive tattoos as well as his ripped torso. “I forget what it’s called but I remember the feeling,” he captioned the post. The photo prompted Drake’s friend Carnage to hop into his comments, with the producer/DJ joking, “You got fake ab surgery in Columbia (sic) you ain’t foolin anybody.” “Carnage is this cause you are angry about the one thing that happened with that one person the other day that you thought was your wifey,” Drake shot back in response. For readers confused about the two guys’ relationship, Drake clarified that their exchange was friendly, replying to another commenter, “Hahahaha aye relax we friends in real life.” Plastic surgery rumors have followed Drake around the internet in recent years. DJ/radio personality Joe Budden has been behind the drama in recent years, mentioning Drake’s “sculpted stomach” in his 2015 Drake diss track “Afraid,” and tweeting in 2016 that the rapper “saw Dr. Miami,” referencing a popular cosmetic surgeon. “Irrelevant rappers >>> rappers who get lipo… Twice” he added. “You got fake ab surgery in Colombia you ain’t foolin anybody.

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West ‘Bursting With Happiness’ After Welcoming ‘Incredibly Great’ Son Psalm

Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye West Kim Kardashian West and “The kids instantly fell in love husband Kanye West are “bursting with him,” the source says. “North will with happiness” over the arrival of always be the one in charge, but she loves her little brother.” their fourth child, a source tells ET. The power couple welcomed a The proud parents shared the son, Psalm West, via surrogate on May first photo of the newborn, as well 9. The baby boy joins older siblings, as his name, in an Instagram post on Friday. North, 5, Saint, 3, and Chicago, 1. “Kim and Kanye are bursting “Beautiful Mother’s Day,” Kim with happiness over Psalm,” the wrote, along with a a screenshot of a source says. “He’s such an incredibly text message from West, which showed great baby, and so far, it’s been an easy a photo of little Psalm sleeping in his addition to the family.” crib. “With the arrival of our fourth “Kim and Kanye are both busy child / We are blessed beyond measure with their projects, but have slowed / We have everything we need.” down a bit recently to spend quality Kardashian also previously time with Psalm,” the source added. shared that the cutie resembled North. The insider also shared that “He’s also Chicago’s twin lol I’m sure he the couple’s older children have quickly will change a lot but now he looks just like her,” she wrote. taken to their baby brother.


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LIFESTYLE

Rise in suicide rates in U.S. youth, especially girls Suicide rates among U.S. youth have been on the rise for nearly a decade, with the sharpest increase in young girls, a new study shows. After examining records from more than 85,000 youth aged 10 to 19 who took their own lives, researchers found that between 2007 and 2016, suicides among children aged 10 to 14 climbed by nearly 13 percent annually among girls, and by a little over 7 percent per year among boys, according to the report in JAMA Network Open. “What we saw was a significant disproportionate increase in younger female rates,” said the study’s lead author, Donna Ruch, a researcher at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. “There’s been a gender paradox where we always see rates of death higher in males than in females, but there is a higher rate of attempts and suicidal ideation in females.”

Ruch suspects that the bigger of around 2 percent to 3 percent, the increase in deaths among girls is related researchers found. After that they began to changes in the methods girls choose to rise again, by 12.7 percent per year among girls aged 10 to 14 years and by to try to kill themselves. “Now they are using more 7.1 percent among boys in the same age lethal means,” Ruch said. “And that range. Similar trends were seen among kids aged 15 to 19, with a decline until really concerns us.” Suicide is the second leading 2007, then annual increases of 7.9 cause of death among youth aged 10 percent among girls and 3.5 percent to 19 years in the U.S., Ruch and her among boys. coauthors note. Ruch and her colleagues can’t To take a closer look at suicide trends explain the increases. Finding a reason is among the young, Ruch and her “an important next step,” she said. colleagues analyzed nationwide data on In the meantime, she advises suicides among kids aged 10 to 19 from parents to be alert for warning signs that a child might be in danger: “Is the child 1975 to 2016. The researchers identified 85,051 making suicidal statements? Are they deaths among U.S. youth between 1975 unhappy for longer periods of time? and 2016, about 80 percent of which Are they withdrawing from friends and were in boys. school activities? Are they increasingly Rates of suicide in kids aged 10 irritable or aggressive?” to 14 had trended downward between If they are, Ruch said, “that’s 1993 and 2007, with yearly decreases when you should start to consider

U.S. measles outbreak spreads to Maine, 25th state to report case Maine became the 25th U.S. state to confirm a case of measles amid the country’s worst outbreak of the disease in a quarter century, as state medical officials on Wednesday reported that child was infected but is now fully recovered. The afflicted schoolaged child from Somerset County, whose measles case was confirmed on Monday, was vaccinated and had no complications while the disease ran its course, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said. The report comes as measles cases have erupted across the country, with federal health officials reporting on Monday that 880 people have contracted the disease so far this year. Health experts say the virus has spread among school-age children whose parents declined to give them the vaccine, which confers immunity to the disease. A vocal fringe of U.S. parents cite concerns the vaccine may cause autism, despite scientific studies that have debunked such claims. Although the virus was eliminated from the United States

A vial of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and an information sheet are seen at Boston Children’s Hospital on Feb. 26, 2015 in 2000, meaning the disease was no longer a constant presence, outbreaks still happen via travelers coming from countries where measles is still common, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC said last month that 72% of the people infected with measles were unvaccinated. Of the others, 10% had at one of the two recommended vaccine

doses, while the status of the remaining 18% was unclear, the agency said. “The best protection against measles is vaccination,” Maine State Epidemiologist Dr. Siiri Bennett said in a statement, adding that even when vaccinated individuals become ill, the severity of the disease is reduced and its spread is less likely.

Few teen mothers with contraceptive implants also use condoms Teen mothers are much less likely to use condoms when they have long-acting contraceptive implants like intrauterine devices (IUDs) than peers using other types of birth control, a U.S. study suggests. Correct and consistent condom use remains an important strategy for prevention of STIs and HIV, the researcher who led the study told Reuters Health. Because long-acting contraceptives are so effective against preventing pregnancy, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that new mothers of all ages be offered this type of birth control before they leave the hospital with a new baby. In a

sign of success with this approach, increased use of IUDs and other forms of long-acting contraception have been linked to declining teen pregnancy and birth rates in the U.S. One drawback of longacting contraceptives, however, is that they don’t protect against sexually transmitted infections, which have remained persistently common among teens. For this protection, teens still need to use condoms. In the current study of 5,480 new teen mothers, only 29 percent used condoms. The young women who used long-acting contraception such as IUDs or hormonal implants under the skin of the arm were half as likely to use

condoms as those not using longacting birth control, the study also found. “While teen birth rates in the U.S. are at a historic low, teens and young adults aged 15 to 24 years old account for more than half of new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the U.S. each year,” said senior study author Lee Warner, chief of the Women’s Health and Fertility Branch in the Division of Reproductive Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. While STIs like chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV affect people of all ages, they take a particularly heavy toll on young people, making condom use essential for this age group.

taking your child to a mental health professional.” Suicide expert Ian Rockett suspects that the numbers in the study are an underestimate of the number of girls who kill themselves. “We know that females are more inclined to use drug intoxication as a method,” said Rockett, a professor emeritus in the epidemiology department at West Virginia University in Morgantown, and an adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York. “That’s less likely to be picked up as a suicide. And the narrowing (of the difference in suicide rates between boys and girls) reported in this study would be greater, I suspect, if they had truly accurate data.” Rockett believes that media may play a role in the rising rates of suicide among young people.

Too much screen time tied to school problems even in little kids Kindergarteners who get more than two hours of screen time a day may be more likely to have behavior and attention problems in school than their classmates who spend less time in front of televisions, smartphones and tablets, a Canadian study suggests. Doctors urge parents of young kids to limit screen time or avoid it altogether because all of those hours watching videos or gaming have been linked to slowed development of speech and language, fine and gross motor skills, and social and behavioral skills. After all, time spent in front of screens means less time for scribbling with crayons or playing games that help kids learn how to kick a ball or take turns. In the current study, researchers surveyed parents of more than 2,400 Canadian kids to assess screen time at three and five years. The second assessment also asked about behavior problems like inattention and aggressiveness as well as issues like sleep difficulties, depression, and anxiety. Very few five-year-olds had these problems: just 1.2 percent of kids had so-called “externalizing” behavior problems like aggression or inattention and just 2.5 percent had “internalizing” problems like depression and anxiety. But compared to kids who got less than a half hour of screen time daily, children who had more than two hours daily had an almost six-fold greater risk of attention problems and an almost eight-fold greater risk of meeting the criteria for attentiondeficit/hyperactivity disorder. “It is never too early to talk to your child about limiting screen time,” senior study author Dr. Piush Mandhane of the University of Alberta in Canada said by email. Canadian guidelines recommend that parents limit screen time to less than one hour a day for children two to four years old and less than two hours daily for older kids, researchers note in Plos One. At age three, kids in the study exceeded these limits, getting an average of 1.5 hours a day of screen time. They got slightly less - 1.4 hours a day - by age five. Overall, almost 14 percent of kids had more than two hours a day of screen time. It’s possible that some kids in the study who already had challenges with behavior or social skills opted to spend more time in front of screens because they struggled to relate to peers. The study also wasn’t a controlled experiment designed to prove whether or how screen time might cause behavior problems. “This study does not draw any conclusion about certain types or contexts of media use being better for child development than others,” said Andrew Ribner, a psychology researcher at New York University who wasn’t involved in the research.


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Position: Director, Turks & Caicos Islands Red Cross Location: Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands The Red Cross helps vulnerable people in crisis whoever and wherever they are. We are looking for a Director to manage the organisation and to provide financial and operational oversight of the organisation’s activities. The Director will also lead the development and implementation of fundraising and income-generation activities by the Branch, with the aim of achieving sustainable programmes and activities. A detailed Job Description and Application Form may be found on the Red Cross website at: https://www.redcross.org.tc/about/news/job-vacancydirector/ You will need proven experience in project management and financial management and ideally qualifications in the same. You will have experience of managing significant budgets and operating plans and of producing clear and accurate financial and narrative reports. Salary is in the range of $36,000 – $45,000per annum, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The completed application forms and supporting documents may be emailed to chairman.tcirc@yahoo.com or they may be delivered to: The Chairman Turks and Caicos Islands Red Cross Samuel Harvey Building Downtown Providenciales Turks and Caicos Islands

TEL: (649) 343-1595 / 946-4701 or 332-0013

The closing date for receipt of applications is June 9th, 2019 and interviews are provisionally scheduled for the week commencing June 17th. We are committed to welcoming people for the widest possible diversity of background, culture and experience. Graceway IGA Supermarket is seeking to fill the vacant position of:

HBC Clerk Main duties and requirements include:

IS INTERVIEWING FOR:

ASSISTANT MANAGER Candidates must have: Minimum 5 years Senior Hotel Management/Supervisor Experience Experience with all aspects of hotel operations including Housekeeping and Maintenance Strong Mechanical Aptitude Auto and Valid License Experience dealing with subtrades Candidates must also be personable,customer service oriented, have strong English verbal and written communication skills Salary Commensurate with Qualifications&Experience Resumes can be emailed to dpapke@portsofcallresort.com or dropped off at resort.

•Follow store stocking procedures and standards •Handle inventory with care and attention to detail •Ensures that the effective day- to day management of signage and merchandising functions of the store are met •Follow company safety policies and procedures, and encourages other associates to do the same •Checks and verifies merchandise receiving, count, quality and conditions are in compliant to standard com pany intake of stock procedures • Ensure that all merchandise is consistently rotated in accordance with store policy and product code dates to guarantee quality control •Ensure that products signages are properly displayed at all times •Will be required to work nights, long hours, weekends, and holidays •Must have good computer knowledge using Microsoft word, Excel and Inventory management programs. •Must be knowledgeable with product signage machines and labeling systems •Must have working knowledge of Droste system Pay range $ 7.50 to $8.00 per hour Please submit applications to: Graceway IGA Supermarket Office Complex, Leeward Highway Or via email: hr@gracewyiga.com on or before May 28th 2019 Please note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted to attend interviews.

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MAY 24TH, 2019 – MAY 31ST, 2019

TURKS & CAICOS SUN

OASIS DIVERS is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following positions. The successful applicants must:

CERTIFIED DIVERS / LIFEGUARDS/DIVE MASTER -Hold a valid diving certification of Open Water Diver or higher -Be at least 25 years old -Have a clean criminal record -Have a valid passport -Hold a valid certification in CPR and First Aid -Have at least 3 years’ experience in the tourism and hospitality industry. Other experience in the tourism industry would be an asset -Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, including on weekends and Public Holidays, as necessary to meet the challenging needs of the cruise ship schedule and/or reasonable needs of the business. -Positions are currently held by work permit holders. -Salaries offered:$400.00 and $375 weekly respectively. TOUR DISPATCHER -Have at least 3 years’ experience dispatching tours -Possess the ability to remain calm in a high stress environment -Be well spoken with English as primary language -Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, including on weekends and Public Holidays, as necessary to meet the challenging needs of the cruise ship schedule and/or reasonable needs of the business -Have a valid passport -Be at least 25 years old - Position is currently held by work permit holder -Salary offered $450.00 weekly TOUR GUIDES -Be at least 25 years old -Have a clean criminal record -Have a valid passport -Hold a valid certification in CPR and First Aid -Have at least 3 years’ experience in the tourism and hospitality industry. Other experience in the tourism industry would be an asset -Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, including on weekends and Public Holidays, as necessary to meet the challenging needs of the cruise ship schedule and/or reasonable needs of the business -Salary offered : $250.00 weekly CHEF/ RESTAURANT CAPTAIN -Have at least 5 years’ experience in a supervisory position as a chef/cook within a quick pace multiple kitchen operation. -Experience with Microsoft POS system required -Possess the ability to remain calm in a high stress environment -At least 25 years of age. -Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, including on weekends and Public Holidays, as necessary to meet the challenging needs of the cruise ship schedule and/or reasonable needs of the business - Position is currently held by work permit holder. -Salary offered $375.00 weekly TOUR DEVELOPMENT TRAINER -Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in Tour Development /Safety Standards in a serviceoriented business. -Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the management, and training of staff and development of safety standards operating procedures for staff. -Valid Driver’s License -Highly Professional and Ethical standards of Leadership with a passion for nature and the environment. -Positive and disciplined attitude toward work in a fast pace, multi-tasking customer serviceoriented business, with ability to handle complaints and work under pressure. -Excellent verbal and written communication, with Networking skills -Excellent analytical, inter-personal and customer service skills. -Ability to recruit and appraise staff performance as well as have a strong track record of fostering team work and motivating staff with multi-cultural differences. -Must be willing and able to work outdoors, flexible hours, including on weekends and public holidays, as necessary to meet the challenging needs of cruise ship schedule and/ or reasonable needs of the business - Position is currently held by work permit holder -Salary offered $650 weekly. SAFETY DIVER -Strong swimmer, life guard training an asset -Be at least 25 years old -Have a clean criminal record -Have a valid passport -Hold a valid certification in CPR and First Aid -Have at least 3 years’ experience in the tourism and hospitality industry. Other experience in the tourism industry would be an asset -Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, including on weekends and Public Holidays, as necessary to meet the challenging needs of the cruise ship schedule and/or reasonable needs of the business -Positions is currently held by work permit holder -Salary offered:$400.00 weekly BOAT PAINTER -Have a valid passport -Have at least 5 years’ experience in boat repair, including working with fiberglass and other dangerous chemicals -Positive and disciplined attitude toward work -Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, including on weekends and Public Holidays, as necessary to meet the challenging needs of the cruise ship schedule and/or reasonable needs of the business - Position is currently held by work permit holder - Salary Offered:$400.00 weekly STEWARD/GUEST SERVICES -Have at least 5 years’ experience in the hospitality and tourism industry. -Competent in Microsoft Computer software with accounting expertise and knowledge

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in Quickbooks and other accounting software. -Possess the ability to remain calm in a high stress environment -Be well spoken with English as primary language -Have a valid passport -Be at least 25 years old -Have a clean criminal record -Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, including on weekends and Public Holidays, as necessary to meet the challenging needs of the cruise ship schedule and/or reasonable needs of the business -Position is currently held by work permit holder -Salary offered : $500.00 weekly BOAT CAPTAIN -Have a proven and unblemished track record of employment -Have a valid passport -Have at least 5 years’ experience as a boat captain working in the tourism industry. -Possess a valid grade 2 boat masters license. -Have CPR and first Aid Certification -Basic knowledge of boat engine maintenance and repair -Have a clean criminal record -Positive and disciplined attitude toward work -Excellent verbal and written communication skills -Be at least 25 years old -Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, including on weekends and Public Holidays, as necessary to meet the challenging needs of the cruise ship schedule and/or reasonable needs of the business -Position is currently held by work permit holder -Salary offered: $300 weekly. SERVER/ BARTENDER/LABORER/KITCHEN ASSISTANT Have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar position -Ability to stand for long periods -Excellent customer service and friendly disposition -Able to lift moderate weights -Speaks good English. -Positions are currently held by work permit holder. -Salary offered $250.00 weekly WATERSPORTS OPRTATIONS COORDINATOR -High school diploma/ Bachelors -Dive Instructor or higher professional dive rating from an internationally recognized organization -Five years’ experience in a related position -Hold a valid certification in CPR and First Aid -Extensive knowledge of all standards and procedures with regards to international dive regulations -Ability to repair scuba equipment. -Basic knowledge of boat engine maintenance/repair -Basic knowledge of compressor maintenance and repair -Detailed knowledge of dive shop and watersports operation, organization and recording/ logging protocol. -Knowledge of general operation process. -Be at least 25 years old -Salary offered: $600.00 weekly ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OFFICER -Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies or Biology -Two years’ International experience in a similar position -Teaching / trainer experience -Open water PADI certification or higher -Basic accounting background -Computer literate -Excellent written and verbal communication skills -Second language is an asset -Excellent organizational skills -Possess a valid driver’s license -Salary offered: $550.00 weekly DRIVER -3 years’ experience in a similar position -Basic vehicle maintenance skills an asset -Valid drivers license -Excellent reporting skill -Excellent time management skill -Ability to work on own initiative -Accident free driving record -Clean police record -Excellent verbal communication skills. -Salary offered: $350.00 weekly MECHANIC -Two years’ experience in a similar position -Knowledgeable in mechanical repair and maintenance of All terrain Vehicles, boat engines, diesel engines, trucks. -Highly organized and able to work on own initiative -Excellent organizational skills -Literacy -Possess a valid driver’s license -Salary offered:$450 weekly. 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. These positions are currently held by work permit holders All applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English. Written applications only and accompanying CVs/resumes must be addressed to the Manager at the following address:

Cee’s Plaza, Suite No. 1 Church Folly PO Box 86 Grand Turk Turks & Caicos Islands

OASIS DIVING, LTD. c/o EPIC Corporate & Consultancy Services Ltd. Phone: 649-946-1128 Fax: 649-946-1128 Email: oasisdiv@tciway.tc


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TURKS & CAICOS SUN

ROYAL TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS POLICE FORCE VACANCY NOTICE JOB REFERENCE NO: MRG00004 JOB TITLE: DEPUTY COMMISSIONER DEPARTMENT: POLICE LOCATION: To be determined by the Commissioner of Police (travel be tween Islands will be required which may necessitate overnight stays) SALARY: $87,125.00 PER ANNUM JOB SUMMARY:

This a senior professional position working within the Force Executive Team with partial system wide responsibility for safety of the nation, its people and property and the effective management and operation of the Police. He/she is expected to deputize and act for the Commissioner of Police. The Deputy Commissioner is responsible for maintaining disciplinary standards within the force and for monitoring Force Performance. Current serving officers must apply through their Head of Department. 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. APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7th June, 2019

MAY 24TH, 2019 – MAY 31ST, 2019

Milano Diamond Gallery is interested in hiring persons to fill the position of Supervisor, Sales Manager Supervisor The successful candidates will be responsible for closing sales and providing customer service for high end jewelry Candidates for Sales Person requirements: • At least 3 years supervisor experience • Over 5 years in the high end jewelry industry • Good Communication skills • Friendly and able to work in a team Sales Manager The successful candidate will work to ensure an increase in store sales. Candidates should have as a minimum qualification For Sales Manager: •At least ten years in the fine Jewelry Industry with at least 5yrs experience in a similar position •Diploma and or Certificates in Gemology related field •Excellent communication and administrative skill and a strong sense of responsibility •Willingness to work weekends or additional hours when required Based on experience salary will start at $2500 a month plus commission, this position is currently held by a 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

Jean Hubert Paul Location: Kew Town, Providenciales Is seeking one (1) Babysitter Duties include babysitting a child Must be able honest, trustworthy and speaks English To work 6 days a week Salary $6.50 per hour Please Contact: 347-5142 This position is new Interested Applicants who Turks and Caicos Islands should submit Copies of their application to the Labour Board

Premier Solution Location: South Caicos, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands Is seeking for a Housekeeper To do housekeeping work Must be able honest, trustworthy and speaks English To Work 6 days a week Salary $6.25an hour Please Contact 649-231-3617 This Position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder. Interested Applicants who Turks and Caicos Islands should submit Copies of their application to the Labour Board

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Imperial Dry Cleaning & Laundry Centre apart of WIHL group of companies is currently seeking qualified individuals to become members of our Team. Laundry Manager Job Description: •Directs the overall activities of the laundry facility through development and administration. •Implementation and enforcing that universal accepted policies and procedures are adhered. •Manages departmental financial processes of forecasting, budgeting, and purchasing. •Payroll and inventory control •Analyze data and compile reports on expenditure and supplies. •Select, train, monitor and evaluate team members’ performance. •Ensures laundry facility and equipment are in optimum operating condition •Ensure over all cleanliness and sanitation of the laundry premise •Weekly productivity report Requirements: •5- 10 yrsexperience as a Laundry Manager •3-5 yrs commercial laundry experience •Team player •Ability to work with a diverse team •Knowledge of DCC System •Knowledge of Textiles and Chemicals •Knowledge of Laundry Equipment, Techniques and maintenance •Knowledge of QB, Word and Excel •Must have written and oral skills •Customer Service Focused Salary Scale: $36,000.00 to $42,000.00 per annum based on qualification and experience. Pressers/Seamstresses Requirements: •2 – 5 yrs experience as a Presser •A minimum of 2 yrs working in a commercial laundry •Knowledge in Textiles and Chemicals •Makes garments, such as dresses, coats, and suits, according to customer specifica tions and measurements. •Discusses with customer type of material, pattern, or style to be used in making garment. •Measures customer to determine modification from pattern, using tape measure. •Alternations of garments. •Drafting standard pattern according to measurements of customer and adapt pat tern to obtain specified style. •Be able to maintain productivity standards on a daily basis •Operational Knowledge of Machines •Ensure that dry cleaning standards and practices are used with client’s linen/ garments. •Must be able to work on weekends and public holidays. •Ability to lift a minimum of 50lbs. •Must be able to suggest treatment care to clients •Customer Service Focused Salary Scale: $6.25 to $7.00 per hr. based on qualification and experience. Application giving full details of qualifications and experience should be addressed to: Manager Imperial Dry Cleaning and Laundry Centre 345 Long Bay Road Providenciales Turks & Caicos Islands, BWI and should reach no later than June7th, 2019, for further information/appointment you can contact us at Tele:649-946-8054 or email hr@wihl.com.


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British tourist in Barbados jailed for one night for slapping woman’s buttocks

An English visitor to Barbados who stashed a $50 note in the bosom of a female taxi driver and slapped her buttocks was remanded to prison for one night, then reprimanded and discharged after pleading guilty to two criminal charges stemming from the incident. The man, 44-yearold James Patrick O’Rouke, of Willehall, West Midlands, England reappeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant and pleaded guilty to unlawfully assaulting taxi driver Charmaine Alleyne and resisting police constable Shaquille McClean in the execution of his duty on May 19. According to the facts outlined by the prosecution, Alleyne was seated in the deli section of a service station located at Top Rock while O’Rouke was using the nearby ATM machine. The two struck up a conversation and during that time the visitor reached over and placed $50 in her cleavage. She attempted to return it to him, but he refused and as he was leaving the establisment he slapped the woman on her buttocks. The incident was reported to police who had arrived at the scene. The visitor resisted officer McClean as he was being placed under arrest. When he stashed a $50 note in the bosom of the female taxi driver and slapped her on the bottom, Willehall said: “We were joking”. However, it was no joking matter for the magistrate. In court when the magistrate asked O’Rouke whether he had anything to say, he answered “No Your Honour”, while Alleyne who said she did not know the visitor, said she felt “embarrassed”. An immigration officer who was in court revealed that the Englishman arrived on island on May 12, on a 10-day visit but was granted a three-month stay. “I am shocked. I am shocked, honestly, I am really, shocked,” Cuffy-Sargeant stated after all the facts were presented to her. Informing the accused that he would be remanded for sentencing she also took the time to send a message to the accused and others. “I am going to warn you and any other visitor who comes

James Patrick O’Rouke to this island. We may be a small island but we do not have small minds,” she stated. O’Rouke responded: “We were just joking.” But the magistrate was not amused. “You think this is a joke. You disrespected a lady and you think this is a joke. If this is how you behave in your country, this is not how we behave here. You understand that?” she asked to which he answered “yes”. O’Rouke told media houses in Barbados that the ordeal had left him feeling humiliated, embarrassed and disappointed. He said he believes he should not have been treated the way he was by police and the judicial system because he did not touch his accuser Charmaine Alleyne inappropriately. “I am very upset. Part of me wants justice; the other part of me just wants to put it behind me. Personally, I will probably just put it behind me and put it down as a bad personal experience,” O’Rouke said. He walked out of the Magistrates’ Court thanking God that he was saved by the closed circuit television (CCTV) footage of the incident, which did not support the allegation of criminal assault. Explaining why he pleaded guilty to assaulting Alleyne if he had claimed innocence, the businessman said while at the court he sought advice from a “representative”, who told him to plead guilty because the charges were misdemeanours and the punishment would be a slap on the wrist. He said he was told if he pleaded not guilty there was the possibility that he could be remanded for a lengthy time until his case was heard. “I wasn’t sure what to do. I had no representation there. I

was in the court and I was about to go onto the stand and I then thought I needed some advice and I asked a representative who was there generally. My statement was not guilty because I had seen the CCTV, the police officers had seen the CCTV and the reason I was kept in custody in Worthing (police) Station for so long was because the lady’s statement did not correlate with the CCTV. There were a lot of discrepancies,” he said. Asked to explain his resisting arrest by the police, he responded: “Of course I am going to resist arrest because I haven’t done anything wrong.” Relating his side of the incident, O’Rouke said he went to the service station around 11 p.m. to get some money from the ATM and to make a purchase. He explained that he got out of the car asked some ladies the location of the ATM and they pointed him in the direction. “I put my card in, I pulled out $500. I assumed I was pulling out US dollars because that is what everyone charges at the resort [Sandals] and we were due to go and swim with the turtles on the glass bottom boat. So I was like, what is this?” he said. O’Rouke said Alleyne then started “chasing him” asking him to give her some money. He said he told her his wife was in the car and asked her to leave him alone. “She was like, ‘give me some money, come on, let’s go’. I was like, ‘take $50, leave me alone. If my wife sees me and you talking she is going to go crazy’. . . I then went to the counter and I bought some cigarettes and I walked off. “So by the time I got literally out of the petrol station, got into the taxi, two police officers literally within 60 seconds, the door was opened, I was dragged out and I was being accused of what I don’t know,” he said. O’Rouke claimed he was physically and verbally abused by the police officers because he resisted the arrest. He said he was hit “severely in the face” leaving his eardrum bruised and hurting. He also claimed that his wife, who was hysterical, was hit in the mouth by one of the officers. He said he was eventually taken to the police station and kept there for hours without knowing what his charges were.

Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas Is Getting a $165 Million Makeover Your Royal Caribbean cruise just got more luxurious. One of the world’s largest cruise ships, Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, is getting a $165 million makeover in honor of its 10-year anniversary, according to a statement from the cruise line. The groundbreaking cruise ship is truly the first of its kind. Originally launched in 2008, the ship is separated into “neighborhoods” that help guests navigate the gigantic ship, including Central Park (an

outdoor space that is pretty much a park on the ocean), a Pool and Sports Zone, Royal Promenade, Boardwalk, Vitality Spa and Fitness, Entertainment Place, and the Youth Zone (a kid-friendly neighborhood). But it isn’t just a big ship, it’s also state-of-the-art when it comes to things to do, including dozens of outdoor activities, relaxing services, and loads of shows and entertainment, plus family-friendly activities and world-class cuisine.

But even one of the world’s best cruise ships can be improved upon after 10 years at sea. The Oasis of the Seas will be the first Royal Caribbean ship to be amplified and modernized, according to the company statement, implying that more ships may receive the same treatment down the line. The new and improved ship will set sail on November 24, 2019, beginning 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries from Royal Caribbean’s Terminal A in Miami.

The changing face of Cayman’s workforce: 130 nationalities now in country When Dr. Binoy Chattuparambil first touched down in the Cayman Islands, the thing that struck him was the traffic and the noise. There was not any. “There was no honking, no pollution, it was so peaceful,” said ‘Dr. Binoy’, who arrived from the southern Indian city of Bangalore, which has a population of just over 8 million. Dr. Binoy, Health City’s chief cardiac surgeon, is one of a growing number of Indian nationals in Cayman’s workforce. The influx of Indian health professionals, many from the hospital’s sister facility in Bangalore, has been a large contributor to one of the more dramatic changes in the demographics of Cayman’s expatriate workforce. Indian nationals now make up the fourthlargest group of foreign workers in the Cayman Islands, after Jamaicans, Filipinos and Brits. The number of Indians on work permits jumped from 925 in 2016 to 1,301 at the end of 2018, a rise of 40%. Cayman’s closest neighbour, Jamaica, is still the largest contributor to the workforce. There were 11,590 Jamaicans working on permits in Cayman at the end of 2018, up from just under 10,000 in 2016. The Philippines has the second-largest number of work permit holders at 3,951, with the UK next at 1,809. In total, there are approximately 130 nationalities now represented in Cayman’s workforce. Some nationalities were listed multiple times under differing names – such as Slovakia versus the Slovak Republic and the Czech Republic versus the now dissolved Czechoslovakia – in government’s statistics. Workers in Cayman span the globe, including countries as far afield as Rwanda, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia, Lesotho and Vietnam. Steve McIntosh, a recruitment expert with CML who analysed the data for the Compass, said, “Unfortunately we don’t have good data to show the nationality of work permit holders by industry sector, but anecdotally I think the recent increase in work permit holders from India and Jamaica would reflect the growth in hospitality and construction.” The growth of Health City has also had a clear impact on the changing make-up of Cayman’s expatriate workforce. Dr. Binoy said the hospital has gradually increased its staffing since opening in 2014 and now has 300 employees, including 200 from India. The complex work that Health City does requires experienced medical professionals with qualifications and experience not currently available in Cayman. Though there are long-term plans for a medical school on site, and Health City supporting career development for Caymanians, they currently rely heavily on imported workers. Dr. Binoy said a lot of the hospital’s technicians and orderlies come in teams for a short stint and then are replaced by others. The wages in Cayman are higher, so it gives different staff the opportunity to earn good money for a period before returning to Bangalore. He said many of the new arrivals shared his impressions about the peacefulness of the island and the friendliness of the people. He said the hardest adjustment was to the workflow. In Bangalore, the medical teams were conducting as many as six heart surgeries in a single day, while the workload in Cayman is currently much smaller. Shomari Scott, the hospital’s marketing director, said it was still in the early days of its growth. He hopes to see more Caymanians on the medical side of the business, and Health City is involved in numerous initiatives to support the expansion of medical careers. He said there could be opportunities for trainee doctors from Cayman to work in the much busier sister hospital in Bangalore to gain experience.


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Coca Cola billionaire heir threatens St. Kitts PM with multi-billion-dollar lawsuit The Greek billionaire who is heir to the Coca Cola fortune left St Kitts and Nevis where he is facing drug charges, but not before warning Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris that he and his government would be slapped with a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit over the arrest. Alkiviades ‘Alki’ David flew out of the twin-island federation after paying the EC$300,000 (US$111,010) bail imposed on him when he appeared in court yesterday, charged with possession, intent to supply, and importation of $1.3 million worth of cannabis. The charges were laid after an investigation into the discovery of cannabis on his private jet when he arrived at the Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw International Airport last Tuesday, along with American businessman Chase Ergen with whom he is in a cannabis business venture. Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers and his family had also been travelling with David and Ergen. The 51-year-old billionaire was arrested by members of the AntiNarcotics Unit at the airport when he tried to leave last Thursday, and he was subsequently charged. He was initially granted EC$30,000 (US$11,101) bail and ordered to surrender all travel documents and report to the police station daily. When David appeared in court yesterday, the bail amount was increased to the EC$300,000 (US$111,010) but his travel documents were returned to him and he was free to leave the country. He must return for another court appearance on September 23.

Before his court appearance yesterday, David had gone on a profanitylaced social media tirade. In one of the videos he posted, he shook a clenched fist and, in a comment directed at the Prime Minister, said: “Mr Harris, PM, you’re going to get a fisting, baby. Literally a legal fisting like no other. Stand by.” He is insisting that the plants he had on his plane were hemp and were related to his plans for a new legal cannabis business in St Kitts and other parts of the region. He and Ergen had announced last month that they had formed a consortium which specializes in cannabidiol (CBD) medicines and they hoped to develop the legal cannabis market in Eastern Caribbean countries including St Kitts and Nevis, Dominica, and Antigua and Barbuda. In the press release on April 30 when the formation of the consortium was announced, it was stated that the first plane load of hemp seed for a designated parcel of land totaling 300 acres would arrive on Thursday, May 2. On Monday, at a press conference at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort where he used strong and sometimes foul language, David said the plants and seeds had been declared to Customs and other relevant government agencies prior to his arrival, in accordance with local procedure, and he insisted that after exhaustive testing nothing illegal was found. And he made clear his intention to take legal action, as he suggested that Prime Minister Harris was behind his arrest, following a meeting he had with

him on Sunday at the Park Hyatt Hotel. “It was a very civil meeting, very polite meeting, I sat down opposite him. It was very, very nice; we sat and talked for 15 minutes. I left. I was being asked to do something I didn’t want to do, so I left. Chase [Ergen] went in and started having conversation with him. A bunch of witnesses who work there saw his guards pick Chase up and take him out, and the next thing you know he’s being arrested for drugs, for cocaine, which is Ketamine, which is his medicine that has been taken away from him and he’s now languishing in jail,” David said on Monday. Ergen was subsequently released without charge. “So let me tell you, Mr Harris, what’s gonna go down. There are three lawyers here from the UK and they’re gonna take you down, Sir; you don’t do that to me or to my friend.” “What he’s done is illegal, it’s wrong and it’s unconscionable. I took on four of the biggest companies in the United States and I beat them after seven years of lawsuits, just out of principle, nothing else, because they called me a liar. Mr Harris here has a whole new thing coming at him,” David added. A statement from David’s company, Swissx – a cannabis and CBD business based in Gstaad, Switzerland – said the lawsuits against Harris and the government would be filed in St Kitts this week. Asked to elaborate on his claim that talks with Harris broke down after the Prime Minister asked him to do something he did not wish to do,

Alkiviades ‘Alki’ David David declined to do so at the advice of members of his legal team who were in the back of the room where the press conference was being held. When David and Ergen announced the formation of their consortium last month, they said their plans included purchasing agricultural land and partnering with farmers to create a cooperative entity modelled after the ones in Switzerland. At that time they said the consortium had already had its first meetings with business and government leaders across the region and would be expanding its outreach this month. They added that the consortium would create thousands of jobs and also tap into the rich cultural history and cannabis know-how of the strengthening Rastafarian movement in the region.

Royal Caribbean Is Buying the Bahamas’ Grand Lucayan Resort Grand Bahama’s biggest resort is being sold — to a unexpected buyer. Cruise giant Royal Caribbean International, in a joint venture with Mexico’s ITM, has signed a letter of intent to purchase the Grand Lucayan Resort. The deal is expected to transform the resort and develop the harbor in Freeport into a destination product centered around water-based adventure theme parks, according to the government of The Bahamas. The Grand Lucayan The move comes less than a year after the Bahamas’ government would hold it for the shortest period of purchased the Grand Lucayan from time and sell it for $65 million dollars former owner Hutcinson Whampoa, – and we have done exactly that,” said pledging to save the jobs of the nearly Bahamas Tourism Minister Dionisio 400 Bahamians who worked at the D’Aguilar. “I am pleased to announce property “until it was ready to be sold to the people of Grand Bahama again.” And that’s precisely what the and to the entire Bahamas that the much-anticipated sale of the 217-acre government did. “We have done what we said we Grand Lucayan resort has finally been would do – in the face of much criticism agreed upon,” added D’Aguilar. “The the Government of The Bahamas development that will roll out in Grand purchased the Grand Lucayan Resort for Bahama over the next 24-36 months will $65 million dollars and we said that we go far in restoring the island’s economy

to its former glory days.” Bahamas Minister of State for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson said the first phase of the new project would entail a $195 million investment, including the $65 million purchase price. The plan is to both redevelop Freeport Harbor and transform the Grand Lucayan into a theme park that includes a five-star hotel, along with dining, gaming and entertainment options. “The redevelopment of Freeport Harbor is anticipated to include significant increase in cruise ship arrivals,

bringing an additional approximately two million passengers annually, with the addition of multiple cruise lines calling on Grand Bahama,” Thompson said. In a statement, Royal Caribbean said the decision like a “perfect fit.” “This is an incredible project and I want to thank the Bahamian Government for giving us this opportunity in Grand Bahama,” said Russell Benford, vice president of government relations for the Americas at Royal Caribbean. “We are honored to have been chosen from some really great people and companies around the world for this project.” “We understand what Grand Lucayan means to the Government of The Bahamas and to the people of Grand Bahama and so you have our commitment that we will do this project right and we will do right by the government and the people of The Bahamas,” he said. “We build spectacular world class products and we will bring that same excellence and dedication here to this project in Grand Bahama.”

No case in four who accused the Barbados Government of violating their rights The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) threw out a case brought by a Grenadian family of four who accused the Barbados Government of violating their rights during a one-day visit to the island three years ago. In the judgment handed down by CCJ president Justice Adrian Saunders; judges Jacob Wit, David Hayton, Winston Anderson and Madame Justice Rajnauth-Lee, ruled that Royston Gilbert, his wife Glennor Gilbert along with their two daughters Tamika and Lynnel Gilbert had failed to set up an arguable case of discrimination based on nationality only. Tamika and Lynnel had accused Barbados of violating their right to freedom of movement under Article 45

of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas and under a Conference decision made by the Heads of Government in 2007. They alleged that while at a police station they were subjected to humiliating and degrading strip searches, where they were instructed by a police officer to strip, stoop and cough, and sought damages for breach of their right to freedom of movement. In both their written and oral submissions made to the CCJ, the Barbados Government, represented by Deidre Mckenna, denied that it committed any breaches of Article 45 or the 2007 Conference decision in relation to the applicants or at all, whether as pleaded in the special leave application, the proposed originating application, or

otherwise. The CCJ pointed out that while the applicants were taken into police custody for the purpose of police investigations, that freedom of movement did not immunize CARICOM nationals from the operation of law enforcement agencies in the receiving state. Additionally, the CCJ held that the applicants would have had to set up an arguable case of discrimination based on nationality only, prohibited by Article 7 of the Revised Treaty, in order to be granted special leave to bring their claim against Barbados. This, they failed to do leading to the application being dismissed. The Gilberts arrived in Barbados

on October 11, 2016, to conduct business at the United States Embassy. After completion of their business at the embassy, they visited a mall in Bridgetown. Shortly after, the daughters were accused by a storeowner of stealing her cell phone. Police was called to the scene and despite Tamika and Lynnel denying any knowledge of the stolen cell phone, they were taken into custody. The applicants also contended that the police officers were not satisfied with a portion of Tamika’s statement where she complained, “I was subjected to an embarrassing bodily search” and claimed they were only allowed to leave the police station after Tamika removed that portion of her statement.


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Antigua PM says Barbados agrees to sell shares in LIAT Prime Minister Gaston Browne says Barbados has agreed to sell almost all of its shares in the cash strapped regional airline, LIAT, to Antigua and Barbuda. Prime Minister Browne, speaking on his private radio station, said that he had received communication from his Barbados counterpart Mia Mottley, indicating that Bridgetown was willing to sell all but ten per cent of its shares in the Antigua-based airline that serves 15 Caribbean destinations. “The intent is not to exclude any country from participating in LIAT. In fact, as far as practicable we would want to broaden the shareholding in LIAT,” Browne told radio listeners. Antigua and Barbuda currently holds 34 per cent of the shares and if it succeeds in convincing Bridgetown to part with its LIAT shares, would have 71 per cent of the airline. “We got a response yesterday afternoon [Saturday] from the distinguished Prime Minister of Barbados, the Honourable Mia Mottley in which she indicated the willingness of Barbados to sell a significant portion of its shares. “She indicated in the latter that

they would want to retain at least ten Gonsalves said he hopes that the per cent and that is certainly desirable proposal from Antigua and Barbuda because we want to make sure that we would be discussed by the shareholders pursue that model of shared benefits “before the end of May is out”. and shared burdens. So the idea is not St Lucia Prime Minister Allen to divest Barbados of all of its shares,” Chastanet has said that Castries would not contribute any funds unless there’s Browne told radio listeners. LIAT currently employs over 600 a significant change to the airline’s people and operates 491 flights weekly structure. Browne said his administration across 15 destinations and Browne said the idea is to have many Caribbean had already established a negotiating countries included in the ownership of team and was now awaiting word LIAT. from Bridgetown for the start of the The other shareholder negotiations. “We are certainly ready, our governments are St Vincent and the team has been established and I have Grenadines, Grenada and Dominica. Earlier this month, the St. written back to her [Prime Minister Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Mottley] confirming that our team has Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said that the been established,” he said. shareholder governments had agreed to Browne brushed aside criticisms give further consideration to a proposal that his administration was engaged by Prime Minister Browne regarding the in “one-up manism” with regards to the efforts to acquire LIAT shares from future direction of the airline. Gonsalves told the Caribbean Barbados, pointing out a significant Media Corporation (CMC) that number of nationals are employed by Antigua and Barbuda had made an oral the airline. “And I know there are some presentation to the shareholders meeting and would present a written document who may see it as a form of one- up over the next few days. manship. There was not any form of

Chedwin Park ‘Rogue’ Cops Remanded Alleged rogue cops Corporals Kirk Fraser and Ramone Scott were remanded in custody when they appeared in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston . The policemen are charged with three counts of illegal possession of firearm and ammunition and one count each of murder, manslaughter and shooting with intent. Allegations are that shortly after midnight on April 28 Fraser, Scott and a third policeman, later identified as Corporal Rohan Williams, fatally shot St Catherine resident Sheldon ‘Junior Biggs’ Daley during a party at Chedwin Park, which is located on the outskirts of Spanish Town. They then fled the scene in the Nissan wagon motorcar. According to reports, an offduty policeman who witnessed the incident challenged the three men who shot Daley, unaware they were his colleagues. They were chased by the offduty cop through the streets of the Old Capital. The high-speed gunfight ended when the Nissan motor car

collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Brunswick Avenue and Job Lane. When the dust cleared, Williams and Kevron Burrell, a visitor to the island and who was a passenger in that car, were pronounced dead. Attorney-at-law Queen’s Counsel, Valerie Neita-Robertson, who is representing Fraser, made an application for a gag order to be placed on the media. However, presiding judge Justice C. Brown Beckford said the application was premature. Meanwhile, Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewellyn, told the court that a number of documents are not ready, among them post-mortem and ballistic reports as well as a report from the police’s Communication Forensics and Cybercrime Division on the phone seized from Scott. A statement from the superintendent of police in charge of St Catherine, another from a locksmith and a forensic report on DNA matter found on firearms are also outstanding. The matter is set for mention on July 2.

one-up manship, it was about doing the practical thing to ensure the survivability of LIAT and to protect the Antiguan economy. “The reality is we have about 400 workers here, LIAT employees and for us to have a situation where the airline is collapsed and with the potential of moving the headquarters to another country, I mean that would be catastrophic. “So for those who may have taken my account to the people of Antigua and Barbuda as a personal attack, is a form of one-up manship or shouting across the Caribbean or bigging up my chest, there’s no such thing. It is just a practical solution to an emerging problem,” Browne told his radio listeners. Barbados holds 49 per cent of LIAT shares with Antigua and Barbuda, having 34 per cent. Grenada recently became the latest shareholder in LIAT and Gonzales has confirmed that St Kitts and Nevis had responded positively to the call for raising US$5.4 million to help the airline deal with its current financial problems.

Montserrat Launches Construction of $19.5 Million Port Development The government of Montserrat, in partnership with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure Fund (UKCIF), launched construction on Monday of a $19.5 million port development in Little Bay, a project officials say will lead to significant cruise ship traffic and tourism growth on the 39 square-mile Caribbean island. The project includes the construction of an offshore breakwater and quay, designed to improve maritime access to Montserrat, said CBD officials. When complete, the project will allow the Little Bay port to accommodate larger cruise ships than those currently calling at the island, most of which anchor offshore and tender guests to shore. “Today’s launch of the port project marks one of the first steps towards the fulfillment of the long hoped for transformation dream,” said Donaldson Romeo, Montserrat’s Premier. He called the port, scheduled to be completed in 2022, “a huge step for access, for trade and for tourism.” The project’s first phase project is expected to be completed by 2020. The United Kingdom

Department for International Development (DFID), under UKCIF, is funding the development in Montserrat, a British overseas territory, via an $18.4 million grant administered by CDB. Montserrat’s government is providing $8.9 million to the project with financial support from the European Union. Andrew Dupigny, CDB’s head of infrastructure partnerships, said the port development will support Montserrat’s tourism growth by increasing access and connectivity to the island. “The current jetty at Little Bay is exposed to rough seas intermittently, as there is no offshore breakwater. This makes it unsafe for vessels to dock at times, meaning Montserrat is unable to provide a continuous safe harbor for cruise ships, ferries, yachts, cargo and other vessels,” he said. “The development of the port is seen as vital for Montserrat’s economic recovery and sustainability.” Rough seas prevented 58 of 475 ships from docking in Montserrat in 2016 and “climate change is likely to exasperate the situation, with increased and more frequent storm conditions and sea level rise expected,” said CDB officials.

The Caribbean’s coolest new beach bar is in St Maarten It’s been open just three weeks but you can already feel it. Even in the late afternoon on a Tuesday, you know a hotspot when you see it. It’s sleek, it’s instantly hip and it’s, well, Roxxy Beach. The product of a Las Vegas-based development team, this newest beach bar in St Maarten is already one of the coolest in the Caribbean, a crisply designed beach barmeets-beach lounge where you can spend all day and then spend all night, too. This is a new kind of beach bar for St Maarten, a sophisticated, chic destination bar that’s on its way to becoming the island’s most happening lounge, with influences from everywhere

New Beach Bar Is In St Maarten from Ibiza to St Barth. There are two bars, in fact. One is the main outlet, with a second-floor VIP room with a view of the ocean, joined by dining tables and the main cocktail counter.

And then there’s a classic Caribbean beach shack, a low-key wooden rum bar set right on the sand. And yes, it’s a lounge, meaning you can get a chair and put down roots for the

afternoon on a brilliant patch of white sand on Simpson Bay. And then there’s Chef Davide Castro’s standout food, a mix of everything from uramaki sushi rolls ) with inspired recipes like “sake

mousse” and “crunchy berries” to salads, small bites and brick oven pizza. The cocktail program is broad, from the Shi Shi, a mix of Frangelico, prosecco, lime juice and mint to the “bamboo colada,” a mix of rum, coconut, lime juice and passion fruit. That’s along with a robust rum list that includes some very good rhum agricoles. Every Sunday is a regular event, when DJs descend on the sand and this corner of Simpson Bay turns into a full-fledged beach party. Here in St Maarten 2.0, there’s a new energy, a new dynamism, as the island looks forward and imagines what’s possible. And places like this are right at the heart of it.


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Pelosi questions Trump’s fitness; time for ‘intervention’?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi openly questioned President Donald Trump’s fitness for office Thursday, suggesting a family or staff “intervention” after a dramatic blow-up at a White House meeting the previous day. Both the Republican president and Democratic leaders dug in a day after Trump stalked out of the Cabinet Room demanding an end to congressional investigations before he would work with Congress on crumbling U.S. infrastructure and other matters. By Thursday as Congress prepared to recess for the Memorial Day break, both sides were questioning each other’s stability, with the president insisting on Twitter that he was calm when he left the White House meeting that was to focus on infrastructure spending. Pelosi said Trump has established a pattern of unpredictability and at one point even joked about the Constitution’s provision laying out the procedure for replacing a president. “I wish that his family or his administration or his staff would have an intervention for the good of the country,” Pelosi said at her weekly news conference, adding again that she prays for him and the nation. “Maybe he wants to take a leave of absence,” she said. Asked whether

she’s concerned about Trump’s wellbeing, she replied, “I am.” She also said the White House is “crying out” for the Democrats to launch impeachment hearings — the idea being that such a move would help him politically. This came after White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on CNN that it was “lunacy” and “insane” for Democrats to think Pelosi could accuse Trump of a “cover-up,” as she did just before the meeting Wednesday. “It’s very hard to have a meeting where you accuse the president of the United States of a crime and an hour later show up and act as if nothing has happened,” Sanders told reporters outside the White House. Hanging over the increasingly personal exchanges is a drumbeat among about two dozen Democrats and one Republican to launch impeachment hearings against Trump based on details in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report that Trump repeatedly tried to block the investigation. Pelosi has resisted, preferring a methodical process by which Congress investigates and lays out the facts on the question of obstruction of justice. But she’s been clear this week that any such finding could be worthy of a formal indictment by the House — that

is, impeachment. It also comes as Pelosi is balancing the calls for impeachment with the restraint of members from divided districts who helped flip the House to Democratic control and now face tough re-elections 2020. Pelosi, the second in line to the presidency, said she thinks Trump’s actions Wednesday were part of his skill at distraction. But she also suggested that he’s unpredictable. “Sometimes when we’re talking to him he agrees,” she said, only to change his mind. “He says he’s in charge and he may be.” She has been running out a string of Trump insults since the meeting on Wednesday. “For some reason, maybe it was lack of confidence on his part ... he took a pass, and it just makes me wonder why he did that,” she told reporters back on Capitol Hill. “In any event I pray for the president of the United States.” “Nancy, thank you so much for your prayers, I know you truly mean it!” Trump tweeted from the White House. But by Thursday, the White House’s talking points turned to blaming Democrats for the apparent impasse on one of the few issues that have broad bipartisan public support.

U.S. lawmakers want to help rural telecoms replace Huawei, ZTE equipment A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday to provide about $700 million in grants to help U.S. telecommunications providers with the cost of removing Huawei equipment from their networks. The bill also moves to block the use of equipment or services from Chinese telecoms firms Huawei and ZTE in nextgeneration 5G networks, according to a statement by the senators. The United States has accused ZTE Corp and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd of working for the Chinese government and has expressed concern their equipment could be used to spy on Americans, allegations the Chinese government and the companies say are baseless. “With so much at stake, our communications infrastructure must be protected from threats posed by foreign governments and companies like Huawei,” Tom Cotton, a Republican senator co-sponsoring the bill, said in a statement. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence

Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) arrives for a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing evaluating the Intelligence Community Assessment on “Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections” on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 16, 2018 Committee, and Roger Wicker, Democratic chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, are also backing the bill. While large U.S. wireless companies have severed ties with Huawei, small rural carriers have leaned on Huawei and ZTE switches and equipment because they are

often less expensive. The Rural Wireless Association, which represents carriers with fewer than 100,000 subscribers, estimates that 25 percent of its members have Huawei and ZTE in their networks, and have said it would cost $800 million to $1 billion to replace it. The move goes further than steps taken so far by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, even as it has hardened its stance on Huawei. Last August, Trump signed a bill barring the U.S. government itself from using Huawei and ZTE equipment. Then, last week, the U.S. Commerce Department blacklisted Huawei and 70 affiliates, barring the company from buying parts or components from U.S. companies without U.S. government approval. Five days later, the U.S. government temporarily eased trade restrictions, allowing the Chinese firm to buy American-made goods to maintain existing networks and provide software updates to existing Huawei headsets.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, May 23, 2019. Pelosi openly questioned President Donald Trump’s fitness for office Thursday after a dramatic blow-up at the White House at a meeting on infrastructure Repeatedly pressed on why the president seemed unwilling to multitask and work on legislation as other presidents under investigation have done, Sanders maintained, “I think the Democrats have shown that they’re not capable of doing anything else.” In fact, the Democraticcontrolled House has passed several bills on issues including firearms background checks, prescription drugs and campaign finance reforms — though they were dead on arrival in the GOP-controlled Senate.

More impeachment calls as ex-White House lawyer skips hearing There are growing Democrat calls for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, after a former White House counsel defied a legal order to appear before Congress. Donald McGahn skipped a hearing on Tuesday about the Mueller report. Mr Trump has vowed to block all subpoenas of current and former staff, sparking outrage from the Democrats. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has scheduled a party meeting on Wednesday to discuss impeachment. The Trump administration says the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into allegations of Russian collusion and obstruction of justice cleared the president of wrongdoing, and that there are no further questions to answer. In a tweet, President Trump argued he had “allowed everyone to testify” to Robert Mueller’s team and accused the Democrats of seeking a “do-over” of the investigation. On the subpoenas - a witness summons - the White House and the Department of Justice both say staff cannot be forced to testify. But House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler said their subpoenas “are not optional” and said they would hear Mr McGahn’s testimony “even if we have to go to court to secure it”. Democratic Party leaders have so far held off pressure from their lawmakers to begin impeachment proceedings, and the party is divided over the merits of the move, but the pressure is growing as the president stonewalls congressional inquiries. Democratic representative Mark Pocan one of the leaders of the party’s progressive wing said the president’s latest moves had enhanced his “appearance of guilt” and “pushed Congress to a point where we must start an impeachment inquiry”. “We need to do our job and vote on impeachment,” tweeted Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And Republican congressman Justin Amash broke ranks, tweeting that the president’s behaviour met “the threshold for impeachment” but he has been criticised by fellow party members. Asked about impeachment on Tuesday, Democratic House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, said: “I don’t think we’re there at this point in time.”


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French widow sues Boeing for at least $276 million over Ethiopian crash A French woman whose husband died in the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX airliner in Ethiopia has filed a U.S. lawsuit against the planemaker, seeking at least $276 million in damages. The crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 in March killed all 157 passengers and crew aboard and followed the death in October of 189 people on a Lion Air 737 MAX which plunged into the ocean off Indonesia in similar circumstances. Dozens of families have sued Boeing over the Lion Air crash, and several lawsuits have been lodged over the Ethiopian crash near the capital Addis Ababa, which led airlines around the world to ground the Boeing 737 MAX. The lawsuit on behalf of Nadege Dubois-Seex, whose husband Jonathan Seex was a Swedish and Kenyan citizen and chief executive of the Tamarind Group of Companies, was filed in a U.S. District Court in Chicago, her lawyer said on Tuesday. The complaint, which was filed on Monday, alleges Boeing failed to inform pilots properly about the risks posed by software meant to prevent the 737 MAX from stalling which repeatedly lowered the plane’s nose due to a faulty sensor data. U.S. attorney Nomaan

Ethiopian Red Cross workers carry a body bag with the remains of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash victims at the scene of a plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 12, 2019 Husain told a Paris news conference his client was seeking a minimum of $276 million in damages. “We have learned that Boeing relied on a single sensor that had been previously flagged in over 200 incident reports submitted to the FAA (U.S. Federal Aviation Administration),” Husain said in a statement. Two Boeing spokeswomen in Europe did not reply to messages seeking comment, while a Boeing spokesman in the United States did not respond to a request for comment on the lawsuit. “Our family has lost its

shining knight and the world has lost a brilliant entrepreneur,” Dubois-Seex, a French citizen, said in a statement. Boeing said last week it had completed an update to the 737 MAX’s MCAS software and was in the process of submitting a plan for related pilot training to the FAA. It is unclear when the 737 MAX aircraft will receive FAA approval to return to service. Safety regulators in other countries have said they plan to independently assess Boeing’s fixes before giving their approval.

Hundreds rally at U.S. Supreme Court, calling state abortion bans as step backward Abortion-rights campaigners, including Democrats seeking their party’s 2020 presidential nomination, rallied at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to protest new restrictions on abortion passed by Republicandominated legislatures in eight states. Many of the restrictions are intended to draw legal challenges, which religious conservatives hope will lead the nation’s top court to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that established a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy. “We are not going to allow them to move our country backward,” U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, one of the two dozen Abortion rights activists rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, US, May Democrats running for president, 21, 2019 told the crowd through a saying “We won’t be punished” placed at about seven months, or megaphone. and “Protect Safe, Legal Abortion” 28 weeks, but may occur earlier. Another candidate, and were joined by Pete Buttigieg, The bans have been Senator Cory Booker, urged the the South Bend, Indiana, mayor championed by conservatives, crowd to “wake up more men to who also is vying for the 2020 many of them Christian, who join this fight.” nomination. say fetuses should have rights The rally is one of scores “My entire campaign is comparable to those of infants scheduled for Tuesday around the about freedom,” he said in a brief and view abortion as tantamount country by the American Civil interview. to murder. The Supreme Court Liberties Union, NARAL Pro-Choice U.S. President Donald now has a 5-4 conservative America, Planned Parenthood Trump, a Republican who opposes majority following two judicial Action Fund and other abortion abortion, has seized on the issue appointments by Trump. rights group. The protests are a as one likely to fire up his core “This is probably one of response to laws passed recently by supporters, although he considers the first times I’ve ever felt like it’s Republican state legislatures that the Alabama ban too restrictive real that things could actually be amount to the tightest restrictions because it does not make exceptions overturned,” Tracy Leaman, 43, an on abortion in the United States in for incest and rape. event planner from the Washington decades. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, area, said at Tuesday’s rally. “The Alabama passed an another Democratic 2020 Supreme Court is stacked against us outright ban last week, including candidate, blamed what she called for the first time in my lifetime. I for pregnancies resulting from “outrageous bans” on Trump. feel like it’s scarier than ever before.” rape or incest, unless the woman’s “This is the beginning of A federal judge in life is in danger. Other states, President Trump’s war on women,” Mississippi on Tuesday heard including Ohio and Georgia, she told the rally. “If he wants his arguments in a lawsuit challenging have banned abortions absent a war, he will have his war, and he the state’s new fetal-heartbeart medical emergency after six weeks will lose.” abortion law. District Judge Carlton of pregnancy or after the fetus’s The restrictive new laws Reeves asked questions suggesting heartbeat can be detected, which are contrary to the Roe v. Wade he thought the new law to be even can occur before a woman even ruling, which affords a woman more unconstitutional than the realizes she is pregnant. the right to an abortion up to the state’s 15-week abortion ban he Protesters outside the moment the fetus would be viable struck down last year, USA Today Supreme Court waved signs outside the womb, which is usually reported.

Sextuplets born in Poland; mother and newborns doing well A 29-year-old woman gave birth to six babies in Poland on Monday, in what is believed to be the country’s first-ever case of sextuplets. The mother and newborns are said to be doing well. The babies, four of whom are girls, were born through cesarean section at University Hospital in Krakow in southern Poland. The babies were born in the pregnancy’s 29th week and their individual weights range from 890 grams (31.40 ounces) to 1,300 grams (45.90 ounces), hospital spokeswoman Maria Wlodkowska said. The babies are fine but have been placed in incubators to assist their development, she said. Only one in nearly 5 billion pregnancies leads to sextuplets. “It is the first time in Poland that sextuplets are born, and it is rare in the world,” said chief of the hospital’s neonatology ward, Prof. Ryszard Lauterbach. He said it came as a surprise because doctors were expecting five babies. “We had five teams with five incubators ready waiting, and when all were taken another baby, a girl, appeared,” Lauterbach said on TVN24. He praised doctors for getting the pregnancy to the 29th week. There was widespread rejoice across Poland over the news. President Andrzej Duda congratulated the parents and the doctors on Twitter, while the local football club, Cracovia, has offered life-long tickets and said they were keeping fingers crossed for the babies. “We don’t know who your parents are rooting for, but we are giving you, kids, permanent subscription to tickets,” Cracovia said in a tweet. The babies have a 2 ½-year-old brother. In 2008, quintuplets, all girls, were born in the same hospital in the 26th week of pregnancy, weighing between 570 grams (20.11 ounces) and 800 grams (28.22 ounces.) After three months of hospitalization, part of that time on respirators and drips, they were discharged and they recently paid a courtesy visit to the hospital with their parents.

Philippine mid-terms: Duterte consolidates grip on power Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has won resounding support in last week’s mid-term elections. Wednesday’s official results show his allies now control the senate which so far has served as a check on some of his more controversial policies. The win gives him sweeping power to push his agenda including constitutional changes and reintroducing the death penalty. The election has also cemented his family members in the political elite. Despite criticism from rights groups over his brutal drug war, the president remains hugely popular across the Philippines. There were 18,000 posts up for grabs in the election held on 13 May, but the most-watched contest was the race for 12 senate seats in the 24seat upper house. Nine of the new or re-elected senators are pro-Duterte, three are independents. The liberal opposition did not win a single one of the 12 seats. The man who oversaw a drug war that has seen thousands of suspected drug dealers or users killed in police operations is among the Duterte allies elected to the Senate. Human rights activists fear that former police chief Roland dela Rosa will now be protected from any legal action. The police say the killings were self defence. Others elected to the Senate include the daughter of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos and the wife of one of the Philippines’ richest men. The opposition only has a minority of the other 12 Senate seats, which are up for election in 2022. It means the Senate is now firmly in the hands of Mr Duterte and his allies. New government legislation has to pass the Senate and until now a number of Mr Duterte’s more controversial plans have been blocked by the upper house.


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Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden holds a campaign rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. May 18, 2019 North Korean state media slammed former U.S. vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden for criticizing leader Kim Jong Un, calling him “bereft of elementary quality as a human being”. The criticism contrasts with North Korea’s repeated references to the good relationship between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump. Kim said in April his personal relationship with Trump was still good despite the collapse of their second summit in Vietnam in February. According to Newsweek, Biden said at a campaign launch in Philadelphia on Saturday: “Are we a nation that embraces dictators and tyrants like (Russian President Vladimir) Putin and Kim Jong Un?” State media the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) responded to criticism of the North’s leadership in a commentary late on Tuesday. “What he uttered is just sophism of an imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being, let alone a politician,” it said. KCNA listed previous controversies concerning Biden, including allegations of plagiarism and falling asleep during a speech by former President Barack Obama in 2011. “We will never pardon anyone who dare provoke the supreme leadership of the DPRK but will certainly make them pay for it,” KCNA said, using North Korea’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Denuclearization talks have stalled since the breakdown of the second meeting between Trump and Kim in February and North Korea conducted more weapons tests this month. The tests were seen as a protest by Kim after Trump rejected his calls for sanctions relief at the Hanoi summit.

Italian teen released after killing abusive father Prosecutors in Italy have released from house arrest a 19-year-old who killed her violent father at their home north of Rome. Deborah Sciacquatori acted in self-defence in an episode of domestic abuse, the local prosecutor decided. Initially accused of manslaughter, she now faces the lesser charge of culpable excess of legitimate self-defence, but that may also be dropped. The prosecutor said she had begged her father to stop the abuse. “It is possible in the next fortnight that the investigating judge may be asked to close the case because the young woman, according to what we currently know, acted in self-defence,” said Tivoli prosecutor Francesco Menditto. ‘A life of hell’ The case has raised questions about domestic abuse in Italy, including the issue of when self-defence can legitimately be used. The man who died, 41-year-old ex-boxer Lorenzo Sciacquatori, was reportedly known as a violent man. He had served a jail term for assaulting a police officer in 2016 and his parents-in-law said he had beaten their daughter for 20 years. Deborah Sciacquatori is also said to have suffered years of abuse, but her mother had not reported it out of fear that her daughter would be taken into care.

Egyptian security forces kill 12 suspected militants after bus bombing Egyptian security forces have killed 12 suspected Islamist militants in Cairo, the Interior Ministry said on Monday, a day after an explosion targeting a tourist bus injured at least 12 people. A rudimentary device containing nails and pieces of metal detonated on the perimeter of the Grand Egyptian Museum near a bus carrying 25 South African tourists from the airport to the pyramids district. The Interior Ministry did not say whether the suspected militants were connected to Sunday’s attack, but said its forces killed the suspects during raids on their hideouts in the 6th of October and Al Shorouk districts, where it said members of the militant group Hasm were planning a series of attacks in the country to create an “atmosphere of chaos.” Egypt accuses the group, which emerged in 2016 and has claimed several attacks, of being a wing of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. Egypt’s oldest Islamist movement denies this and says it seeks change through peaceful means only. The ministry said the suspects were killed in gunbattles, but did not elaborate on the suspects’ identity or whether there

A damaged bus is seen at the site of a blast near a new museum being built close to the Giza pyramids in Cairo, Egypt, May 19, 2019 had been any casualties or injuries among the security forces. Weapons and explosives were found at the scene of the shootouts, the ministry said. A Reuters investigation in April found that Egyptian security forces had shot dead hundreds of suspected militants in what the Interior Ministry said were gunbattles, but which bereaved families said were extrajudicial executions. A Reuters analysis of the ministry statements showed that deadly shootouts often followed an attack by militants. For example, in December 2018, a day after the

deadly bombing of a Vietnamese tourist bus in Giza, the ministry announced that its forces had killed 40 people in three separate incidents. Human rights organizations have accused Egypt of carrying out extrajudicial executions and of trying civilians in military courts as part of the crackdown. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has said that the matter of human rights should be treated in the context of regional turbulence and the struggle against terrorism. Strong security measures, he has said, are needed to stabilize Egypt after the turmoil that followed the country’s 2011 uprising.

May tries to break Brexit deadlock with offer of ‘new deal’ Prime Minister Theresa May set out a “new deal” on Tuesday for Britain’s departure from the European Union, offering sweeteners to parliament including the chance to vote on whether to hold a second referendum to try to break the impasse over Brexit. Three years after Britain voted to leave the EU and almost two months after the planned departure date, May is mounting a last effort to try to get the deeply divided parliament’s backing for a divorce deal and leave office with some kind of legacy. The odds do not look good. May offered what she called “significant further changes” but many lawmakers, hardened in their positions, have already decided not to vote next month for the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, legislation that implements the terms of Britain’s departure. Speaking at the headquarters of PricewaterhouseCoopers, May appealed to lawmakers to get behind her deal, offering the prospect of a possible second referendum on the agreement and closer trading arrangements with the EU as incentives. “I say with conviction to every MP or every party: I have compromised, now I ask you to compromise,” she said. “We have been given a clear instruction by the people we are supposed to represent, so help me find a way to honour that instruction, move our country and our politics and build the better future that all of us want to see.” By offering the possibility of holding a second vote on her deal and a compromise on customs arrangements, May hopes to win over opposition Labour

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech on Brexit in London, Britain May 21, 2019 lawmakers, whose votes she needs to overcome resistance in her own Conservative Party. But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said his party could not vote for the Withdrawal Bill, describing May’s new offer as “largely a rehash of the government’s position” in talks with the opposition that broke down last week. The prime minister has also infuriated Brexit-supporting lawmakers, who have described a customs union with the EU as no Brexit at all. Several leading Conservative eurosceptics such as former Brexit minister David Davis and Jacob Rees-Mogg said they would not vote for the bill in early June. Former foreign minister Boris Johnson and ex Brexit minister Dominic Raab, who are the top two favourite choices among Conservative members to replace May according to an opinion poll published last week, also said they would oppose the deal. And Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party, which props up May’s government, said

the “fatal flaws” of her original deal remained. They fear the divorce deal could see Northern Ireland split from the rest of the United Kingdom. May’s movement towards what many describe as the “Remain” lawmakers, who want to stay in the EU, is a shift for a prime minister who has long said she is against a second referendum and staying in a customs union with the bloc. She may be counting on the fact that parliament - which would have to back any new referendum - has so far opposed any second public vote and also that a “temporary” customs union might just be weak enough for some in her party to accept. But it signals how her earlier strategy, to keep Brexit supporters on board, has failed and the last-ditch attempt to get Labour lawmakers - if not their leader - behind her is simply too little, too late, some say. “It’s a gimmick from a desperate PM who has run out of road, refuses to compromise and for three years has sidelined parliament and the country,” Labour lawmaker Seema Malhotra told Reuters. Brexit-supporting Conservatives were equally unconvinced. David Jones, a former minister, described the speech as “unacceptable” and predicted that the move just before Thursday’s elections to the European Parliament would only buoy support for veteran eurosceptic Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party. “I believe more Conservatives will vote against it,” he told Reuters. “Regrettably, it will probably also boost the Brexit Party vote on Thursday.”


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Prime Minister May under fire over new Brexit plan Theresa May will make the case for her new Brexit plan in Parliament later, amid signs that Conservative opposition to her leadership is hardening. The prime minister will outline changes to the Withdrawal Agreement Bill - including a promise to give MPs a vote on holding another referendum. But shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said the offer was “too weak”. Some senior Tories will today ask party bosses for a rule change to allow a no-confidence vote in her leadership. Environment Secretary Michael Gove defended the PM’s plan, urging MPs to “take a little bit of time and step back” to “reflect” on the detail of the bill - due to be published later today. Fellow cabinet minister and prominent Brexiteer Andrea Leadsom said she was “looking very carefully at the legislation” and “making sure that it delivers Brexit”. MPs have rejected the withdrawal agreement negotiated with the EU three times, and attempts to find a formal compromise with Labour have failed. On Tuesday, the prime minister asked MPs to take “one last chance” to deliver a negotiated exit - or risk Brexit not happening at all. But several Tory MPs have criticised her plan. Among them, Nigel Evans will today urge party bosses on the 1922 committee to change party rules to allow for an immediate vote of noconfidence in Mrs May.

Because the PM survived such a “We can and must do better vote in December, the current rules say and deliver what the people voted for.” she cannot face another for 12 months. Meanwhile Dominic Raab, another The committee has said ‘no’ to leadership hopeful, said Mrs May’s such a change before. deal would “break our clear manifesto But the Conservative Home promises”. website has urged people not to vote Tory MP Priti Patel accused for the party in Thursday’s European the “entire cabinet and especially the elections if Mrs May is still in post “by so-called Brexiteers in office” of being the end of today”. “responsible for the betrayal” of Leave BBC political correspondent voters. Iain Watson says a small number of It’s become a painful ritual of Labour MPs have gone to a briefing with a tortuous process: the prime minister the government’s Brexit negotiator, Olly unveils a vision for Brexit, and MPs Robbins, to discuss the deal. queue up to demolish it in the House of But a number of the party’s MPs Commons. On Wednesday it looks like it have spoken out against the PM’s plan, is going to happen again. with Sir Keir saying all she had offered If Theresa May’s speech was votes on customs arrangements and Theresa May yesterday sought to attract switchers a further referendum that MPs would be Parliament will do that anyway. What and turn sceptics into endorsers - it failed. able to get anyway as amendments to appears to be a concession isn’t.” Worse than that for Downing Street, the bill. The BBC’s political editor Laura some Conservatives who backed the He told BBC Radio 4’s Today Kuenssberg said if the government plan when it was last voted on, now say programme: “This is not a compromise tries to delay bringing the bill forward they’ll reject it. of policy, it is just saying you can have - expected in the week of 3 June - it is Among many Conservative MPs, votes on these things. “extremely hard to see” how the prime there is a bleak, end of days mood. Some “In reality, the prime minister minister stays in post after the Bank wonder if it’s even worthwhile putting ought to now admit defeat. I think she Holiday weekend. the bill to a vote. would do well to just pull the vote and Others ponder getting rid of the Other senior Tories have pause, as this is just going to nowhere.” suggested Mrs May drops her Withdrawal prime minister even sooner than she’s Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Agreement Bill to avoid defeat and promised. But those around Theresa May Sir Vince Cable, echoed the point, telling humiliation. insist they are not willing to give up at Today: “If [Mrs May] said ‘we will put Conservative MP Boris Johnson least yet - they are determined her plan forward the Withdrawal Bill subject to - who wants to succeed Mrs May as prime will be put to MPs in around a fortnight’s a confirmatory referendum’… we would minister - said on Twitter: “We are being time. be obliged to support it on that basis, but asked to vote for a customs union and Mrs May is bringing the she is barely saying Parliament can have a second referendum. The Bill is directly Withdrawal Agreement Bill - legislation a vote if it wants to have a referendum. against our manifesto - and I will not required to bring her agreement into UK “[That] is not in her gift, law - to Parliament in early June. vote for it.

South Africa swears in new parliament, excludes deputy president South Africa began swearing in its newly elected parliament on Wednesday, excluding President Cyril Ramaphosa’s influential deputy David Mabuza, who put off taking up his seat to address accusations he had brought the ruling party into disrepute. Ramaphosa, who is also the leader of the ANC, is due to be elected to remain president on Wednesday by the 400 lawmakers in parliament’s National Assembly lower house, where his party holds the majority. He will be inaugurated on Saturday. South Africa’s chief justice started swearing in lawmakers in batches of 10 ahead of the election of parliament’s presiding officers and nominations for president. The ANC easily won South Africa’s May 8 general election, but its vote share fell to a post-apartheid low, reflecting anger at corruption and racial

inequality still entrenched a generation since the former liberation movement took power. Mabuza’s exclusion is a reminder of the scandals that have damaged the ANC’s popularity and brought down Ramaphosa’s predecessor Jacob Zuma, who was removed from power by the party last year and now faces prosecution for graft. Mabuza, the former premier of Mpumalanga, a coal-producing northeastern province, has struggled to shrug off longstanding allegations of corruption there. A report by the ANC’s Integrity Commission suggested he had brought the party into disrepute. “The deputy president has indicated he would like to have an opportunity to address... these allegations,” said Ramaphosa in an ANC statement. “The deputy president believes that the ANC as a governing

‘Thou shall not gossip’, Pope tells hairdressers Pope Francis has often warned against gossiping among friends and neighbors, but now he says it should also be avoided in those modern temples of cheap talk: beauty parlors and hair salons. The pope exhorted some 230 Italian Catholic hair cutters, stylists and beauticians - on a group pilgrimage to Rome - to “avoid falling into the temptation of gossip that is easily associated with your work”. Instead, they should pursue their profession “with Christian style, treating clients with gentleness and courtesy, offering them always a good word and encouragement,” he said. Francis noted their patron saint is Saint Martin de Porres: a 16th century barber-surgeon who joined the Dominican order in Peru and spent much of his life helping the poor and sick. Italian barbers and beauty

Pope Francis presides over the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) torchlight procession on Good Friday, in front of Rome’s Colosseum, in Rome, Italy Friday, April 19, 2019 parlors are traditionally closed on Mondays, which is why the group chose their day off to visit the Vatican.

President Cyril Ramaphosa takes an oath as he is sworn in as a Member of Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, May 22, 2019 party should advance the electoral mandate in an environment of public trust.”

Mabuza played a key role in ensuring Ramaphosa was elected in a tight contest to take over from Zuma as party leader, which led to Ramaphosa replacing Zuma as president in Feb. 2018. Another senior ANC politician, Nomvula Mokonyane, a former environmental affairs minister, also postponed her swearing in, with ANC officials citing a family bereavement. Mokonyane had been nominated for a senior parliamentary position that entails holding the executive to account, but the ANC said it would now find someone else for the post. Since replacing Zuma, Ramaphosa has pledged to fight corruption, reform struggling stateowned companies and revive a sclerotic economy. But he has struggled to enact reforms in the face of opposition from party rivals.

Trump appeals ruling allowing Congress to see his financial records U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday appealed a federal judge’s ruling against his attempt to block a House of Representatives committee from seeking his financial records, according to a court filing. Lawyers for Trump and his company filed the appeal in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia one day after a U.S. district judge backed the House Oversight Committee’s subpoena for Trump’s financial records from his accounting firm Mazars LLP. The lower court’s decision on Monday handed an early setback for the Republican president in his legal battle with congressional Democrats as lawmakers investigate various aspects of his administration. The House Oversight Committee has said it needs

Trump’s financial records to examine whether he has conflicts of interest or broke the law by not disentangling himself from his business holdings, as previous presidents did. Trump’s lawyers argue the panel’s demand exceeded Congress’s constitutional limits. Mazars has said it will comply with its legal obligations but has taken no sides as the case plays out in court. A real estate developer and former reality television star, Trump still owns the Trump Organization but has said he would leave its day-to-day operations to his eldest two sons while in office. Unlike previous modern U.S. presidential candidates, he did not disclose his tax returns during his run for the White House.


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Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are parasites. Maybe they should disappear: Senator

Social media consumers are the real truth. getting wise to the joke that when the Advertising is what the social product is free, they’re the ones being giants truly care about, and for an sold. But despite the growing threat of obvious reason. It’s how they turn a profit. consumer exploitation, Washington And when it comes to making money, still shrinks from confronting our social they’ve been great innovators. They’ve media giants. designed platforms that extract massive Because the social giants have amounts of personal data without telling convinced the chattering class that consumers, then sell that data without America simply can’t do without them. consumers’ permission. And in order to guarantee an Confront the industry, we’re told, and you might accidentally kill it — and with audience big enough to make their ads it, all the innovation it has (supposedly) profitable, big tech has developed a business model designed to do one thing brought to our society. Maybe. But maybe social media’s above all: addict. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram innovations do our country more harm than good. Maybe social media is best — they devote massive amounts of understood as a parasite on productive money and the best years of some of the investment, on meaningful relationships, nation’s brightest minds to developing new schemes to hijack their users’ neural on a healthy society. Maybe we’d be better off if circuitry. That’s because social media only works — to make money, anyway — Facebook disappeared. Ask the social giants what it is if it consumes users’ time and attention, that they produce for America and you’ll day after day. It needs to replace the hear grand statements about new forms various activities we enjoyed and did of human interaction. But ask where perfectly well before social media existed. their money comes from and you’ll get Social media users understand this

Leaker says a mysterious new Samsung phone will be even more exciting than the Galaxy Fold and Note 10 After teasing that smartphone design will see some sort of breakthrough in the second half of the year, and after telling us the Galaxy Note 10 will not be a Galaxy S10 lookalike, the world’s top Samsung insider is back with a new cryptic message. He says the most “creative” new Samsung smartphone that will launch in the second half of 2019 won’t be the Galaxy Fold or Galaxy Note 10, though he stopped there and didn’t explain what it all means. “Believe me, the most creative Samsung smartphone in the second half of 2019 is not Fold or Note 10, you just have to wait, don’t ask me more,” Ice Universe said on Twitter. Previously, the leaker included Samsung and Huawei in the list of smartphone vendors that should release new designs in the second half of the year. At the time, we thought the Galaxy Note 10 would be one of them. Later, he made it clear that the Note 10 is supposed to embody the “stable and mature” side of Samsung’s mobile tech, while the Galaxy A line will deliver “radical innovation.” That’s not exactly a secret, as Samsung adopted this strategy last year. The company decided to launch new smartphone features on mid-range phones rather than flagships, as had been the case before. That’s why triple and quadruple-lens cameras and the Infinity-O display debuted on mid-range devices before making it to the Galaxy S10. The Note 10 is also expected to have multi-lens cameras and a hole-punch display.

intuitively. You don’t go on Facebook to connect with a friend when you can just as easily call him or send her a text on your phone. You don’t log on to find an article you’ve been meaning to read when you could just as easily find it yourself with a different service designed for that purpose, like online search. No, you log on to Facebook to be on Facebook. Just for a minute. Or maybe a few. Or maybe an hour. Let’s be clear. This is a digital drug. And the addiction is the point. Addiction is what Mark Zuckerberg is selling. Like other drugs, this one hurts its users. Attention spans dull. Tempers quicken. Relationships fray. And those are the benign effects. The Journal of Pediatrics recently noted a surge in attempted suicide: more than double the attempts over the last decade for those under 19, with a tripling among girls and young women 10 to 24. The study’s authors can’t prove social media is to blame, but they strongly suspect it

plays a critical role. Congress has a duty to investigate that potential link further. For all social media’s supposed wizardry “connecting” us to content and to each other, we’re not a more literate or more social nation thanks to social media. We are not a happier or a kinder one. We are, in fact, more impoverished, lonely, and despairing. As for what social media adds to our economy, consider this: high salaries and stock options have encouraged a generation of our brightest engineers to enter a field of little productive value. This is, to put it mildly, an opportunity missed for the nation. What marvels might these bright minds have produced had they been oriented toward the common good? What new treatments or therapies or technologies to strengthen our people might they have discovered? Instead, they’ve given us an addiction economy. They can do better. We can do better. And we must.

Apple’s iPhone 11 Design Rendered In Stunning Detail

By now, the word is out. Apple’s upcoming iPhone 11 and iPhone XR2 are dividing fans more than the final season of Game of Thrones. Now we have our best look yet at Apple’s new flagship and it will only heat-up debate. In something of a superhero double up, Concept Creator (arguably the sector’s finest render artist) has worked with the leaked iPhone 11 designs from impeccable industry insider Steve Hemmerstoffer, aka OnLeaks. The result (titled “Introduction [to the] Official Design”) is the best look you will get of the iPhone 11 before Tim Cook holds it up on stage. What are the highlights? Apple’s complete redesign of the rear cameras is what stands out. Whether the new specifications justify the monstrous new camera bulge remains to be seen, but Apple has fallen behind its rivals in the photography stakes, so this substance-over-style approach

could pay off if the leap in quality is big enough. Concept Creator has also highlighted Apple’s change to the iPhone 11 mute switch. This year it will drop the popular horizon mechanism used since the iPhone’s inception, to the polarising vertical slider used on iPads which has a much smaller area for your finger to push. I can understand Apple unifying its design language, but I’d have moved iPads to the iPhone switch, not the other way round. Elsewhere, Apple will retain the design language of the iPhone X and iPhone XS for a third generation. While Concept Creator is true to Apple’s tactic of hiding the notch with wallpaper, it remains clearly visible and will be roughly the same size as previous generations. This despite rivals moving towards notch-less, bezel-less designs. Internally, we know Apple does have a few tricks up its sleeve. These include reverse wireless

Apple iPhone 11 render based on OnLeaks’ latest information charging (great for AirPods wireless caseowners), and the all-new Apple A13 chipset, which has now entered mass production. It is also worth noting, Apple’s new iPhones will be slightly thicker which could mean bigger batteries, something which will hopefully stop a repeat of the current iPhone XS and XR battery scandal. Yes, even in Concept Creator’s hands, the iPhone 11 still looks a long way off Apple’s best iPhone designs (hello iPhone 4), but a second transition year may just be worth it given the company’s plans to step things up next year.

Huawei founder: US government ‘underestimated our power’ The White House last week Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on mounting concerns over Huawei, announced an executive order to U.S. trade negotiations with China, steel prevent U.S. companies from doing and aluminum tariffs, USMCA and auto business with foreign telecom firms tariffs. that pose a national security risk. While The growing animosity the action was company and countrybetween Huawei Technologies and agnostic, Huawei is the largest firm set to the U.S. government was inevitable be impacted. and a sales ban imposed by the Trump After the order, the Commerce administration will have no effect on the Department also placed the company on firm’s plans, according to the founder of a “black list” that prevents U.S. businesses from selling to Huawei without federal the Chinese telecommunications giant. Speaking to Chinese state media on approval, which experts say is unlikely. Tuesday, Ren Zhengfei said there would On Monday, the agency said it be “conflict with the United States would permit some limited transactions sooner or later” as Huawei seeks to grow for 90 days to allow American firms to its dominance in the global telecom “make other arrangements,” Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement. industry. “We sacrificed [the interests of] While large domestic telecom individuals and families for the sake of firms like AT&T and Verizon Wireless an ideal, to stand at the top of the world,” have vowed not to use Huawei equipment he said according to a report in the South in the development of pending fifthChina Morning Post. generation wireless

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross networks, rural carriers still rely on its low-cost equipment. Zhengfei said the ban would have no impact on Huawei’s 5G strategy and expects it to have a two-to-threeyear advantage on competitors. “The current actions by American politicians underestimated our power,” he told Chinese state broadcaster CCTV.

Following the actions from the Trump administration, a number of companies took immediate steps to limit their relationship with the Chinese firm. Google, for example, said it would restrict access to popular applications on Huawei smartphones, a decision that was reversed after the White House’s 90day reprieve. Chipmakers like Intel and Qualcomm Inc. also reportedly suspended shipments to Huawei. While the company develops some of its own chips, it relies on U.S. firms for other parts. Spokespersons for Qualcomm and Intel did not immediately respond to request for comment. Huawei CEO Richard Yu on wrote on Tuesday on popular Chinese messaging app WeChat that the company would roll out its own operating system in 2020, a move that would reduce the reliance on U.S. companies.


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High-tech Estonia votes online for European Parliament

Estonia was crippled by cyberattacks on government networks during a dispute with Russia in 2007. Today the tiny techsavvy nation is so certain of its cyber defenses that it is the only country in the world to allow internet voting for the entire electorate, in every election, and thousands have already done so in the European Parliament elections. Internet voting — or i-voting —has been available since 2005 in the nation that gave the world Skype, and the percentage of voters using the internet to cast Linda Lainvoo votes online in the European elections from the comfort of a cafe in Estonia’s ballots has increased with each capital, Tallinn, Thursday May 16, 2019. Estonia is the only country in the world to allow internet election, reaching 44% of voters in voting for the entire electorate, in every election national election in March. It took Lainvoo about 30 away from the Soviet Union and Linda Lainvoo was one of the first Estonians to vote in seconds to vote and by the time she declared its independence nearly the European Parliament election, had finished, around 2,000 others three decades ago it embarked on a modernization program that which she did from a cafe before in Estonia had also voted. Estonia’s i-voting system including going digital early on. heading to work Thursday morning. The 32-year-old civil servant has runs from the 10th until the fourth The country has introduced a highvoted online since she was first day before the election and allows tech national ID system in which people to cast multiple ballots, with physical ID cards are linked to digital eligible to vote. “I couldn’t imagine my life only the last vote counting. This signatures that citizens use not only to vote, but to pay taxes and access any different,” Lainvoo said after aims to prevent voter coercion. Young, tech-savvy males health and school records. logging into a secure online portal But there have been with her ID card and a PIN code. “I made up the bulk of i-voters in the do everything online so I don’t have first few elections, according to the vulnerabilities. In 2007, a massive to stand in queues and do things on head of Estonia’s Electoral Office, Priit Vinkel. But after four elections cyberattack crippled the country’s paper.” After downloading an app it “diffused in the electorate and networks following a dispute with and identifying herself, she viewed we can’t say who the i-voter is. Any Russia over Estonia’s removal of a Soviet-era war memorial in the electoral lists inside a virtual eligible voter can be an i-voter.” The electoral commission’s Tallinn. The unprecedented scale “voting booth” and selected her research shows internet voting of the attack forced governments candidate. to reconsider the The elections are taking significantly increases turnout for worldwide place from May 23-26 across the Estonians abroad and for people importance of network security and 28-member bloc to fill 751-seat living more than 30 minutes away defense. Estonia, which borders European Parliament, where Estonia, from a polling station. While it’s hard to quantify Russia, took time to build security a nation of just 1.3 million, has six the impact of i-voting on the overall and privacy into its model. It representatives. Some other countries have turnout numbers, Vinkel says it’s created a platform that supports authentication and integrated technology into voting a “sticky voting method” that has electronic to various degrees. Several U.S. “stopped alienation,” meaning a digital signatures to enable paperless states, for example, use electronic majority of people who have voted communications, in contrast with booths for voters. But they are online at least once keep voting failed efforts by private companies physical machines placed at polling electronically and are more likely to provide secure online voting stations and unlike Estonia’s system, than average voters to keep voting systems in the United States, for example. do not allow citizens to log in and at all. When Estonia broke vote from anywhere they like.

Apple redesigns keyboard in new MacBook Pro update and promises quick repairs on sticky keys Good news, MacBook could be easily damaged by specks users. Apple will replace all butterfly of dust. Some said they had to switch keyboards for free — even go a week or more without their on its new MacBook Pro models computer while Apple replaced not unveiled Tuesday. just the unresponsive key, but a The company said it has substantial part of their MacBook. extended its MacBook keyboard And the fix wasn’t cheap. Some said replacement program, which repairs the out-of-warranty fix could set the keyboard that first appeared them back $700. in the 2015 MacBook. Users have At least three proposed complained about sticky keys, as class action lawsuits have been filed well as letters typing in duplicate or against Apple over the use of the not typing at all. butterfly switch. Apple also said it has A year ago, Apple said it changed the material used in its would replace “a small percentage butterfly switch keyboards to avoid of the keyboards in certain the problem of letters double-typing. MacBook and MacBook Pro models” It declined to provide details about whose letters or characters repeated the materials. And it said keyboard unexpectedly, whose letters or repairs will happen faster than characters didn’t appear, or whose before. keys felt “sticky” or didn’t respond Apple rolled out its consistently. That program covered butterfly switch design starting with MacBooks released from 2015 to its computer revamp in 2015. The 2017. redesign was part of an effort to Apple has redesigned the make laptops thinner and lighter original butterfly switch keyboard than in the past. The butterfly since its first iteration, and the third switch replaced the traditional generation of the keyboard was “scissor” mechanism below each key meant to resolve issues. But users and was meant to be more stable, — including high-profile reviewers responsive and comfortable. at publications like The Wall Street But almost immediately, Journal — have continued to users complained about the feel of experience problems. the new keyboards and said they In March, Apple apologized

Instagram: Facebook probes breach of millions of influencer accounts Photo sharing site Instagram says it is trying to find out how contact details of almost 50 million of its users were stored online in an unguarded database. TechCrunch, which broke the story, said it included personal information such as email and phone numbers of high profile users known as “influencers”. The database has been traced to a Mumbai-based company called Chtrbox. Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, told the BBC it was trying to find out where the data had come from. “We’re looking into the issue to understand if the data described - including email and phone numbers - was from Instagram or from other sources. We’re also inquiring with Chtrbox to understand where this data came from and how it became publicly available,” it said in a statement. The TechCrunch report said the data also included information such as the location of users. The database itself was stored on an Amazon server and was not protected with a password. An Indian researcher who discovered it had alerted TechCrunch to it. Chtrbox, which is a marketing company, has taken the database offline. In a statement, the firm said reports were “inaccurate”. “A particular database for limited influencers was inadvertently exposed for approximately 72 hours. “This database did not include any sensitive personal data and only contained information available from the public domain, or self-reported by influencers.” The firm said it had never purchased any data that had been obtained via “unethical means”, such as a hacking.

Amazon set for facial recognition revolt Opposition to Amazon’s sale of its facial recognition technology to US police forces is set to come to a head at its annual general meeting on Wednesday. Shareholders will vote twice on the matter. First, over whether the company should stop offering its Rekognition system to government agencies. And second, over whether to commission an independent study into whether the tech threatens people’s civil rights. The votes are non-binding, meaning executives do not have to take specific action whatever the outcome. Amazon had tried to block the votes but was told by the Securities and Exchange Commission that it did not have the right to do so. “We’re hopeful that we’ll get strong support from other investors and that will send a signal to the company that they shouldn’t move forward with sales to governments until or unless they are able to mitigate the risks,” Mary Beth Gallagher from the Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment told the BBC. “It could enable massive surveillance, even if the technology was 100% accurate, which, of course, it’s not. “We don’t want it used by law enforcement because of the impact that will have on society - it might limit people’s willingness to go in public spaces where they think they might be tracked.” Amazon has urged its shareholders to vote against the proposals saying it had not received a single report of the system being used in a harmful manner. “[Rekognition is] a powerful tool... for law enforcement and government agencies to catch criminals, prevent crime, and find missing people,” its AGM notes state. “New technology should not be banned or condemned because of its potential misuse.” Rekognition is an online tool that works with both video and still images and allows users to match faces to pre-scanned subjects in a database containing up to 20 million people provided by the client. In doing so, it gives a confidence score as to whether the ID is accurate.

and said it was “aware that a small number of users are having issues with their third generation butterfly keyboard.” It added that “the vast majority of Mac notebook customers are having a positive experience.” Still, Apple’s move to extend its keyboard replacement program to all MacBooks with the butterfly switch shows just how much a bad reputation could impact its MacBook sales. By guaranteeing all butterfly switch keyboards sold since 2015, Apple’s giving users peace of mind. If your keyboard fails, you can get it repaired for free. As with the original program announced last year, keyboards can be repaired or replaced for four years after purchase. Apple on Tuesday also said it has sped up the time it takes for a keyboard to be repaired. It didn’t give details on the length of time because that will vary based on a variety of factors. But Apple Stores will prioritize keyboard replacements. The company also is deploying its new keyboard to In addition, it can be used to: •detect “unsafe content” such as whether there is Apple Stores to be used in repairs. nudity or “revealing clothes” on display That means if the keyboard on your •suggest whether a subject is male or female 2018 MacBook Air fails, you could •deduce a person’s mood end up with the new design. •spot text in images and transcribe it for analysis


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Requirements and Experiences: Holder of an appropriate medical degree and, where necessary, Royal College / Boards / other certification in a specialty field of medicine. Current ACLS certification. At least five years as a medical practitioner at independent level within Emergency Medicine Salary: $50,000.00 to $75,000.00 per annum VACANT POSITIONS Position: Registered Nurse Location: Cheshire Hall Medical Centre, Providenciales TCI Job Summary: Post holder will be responsible for providing professional nursing care to patients by working independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team. Assumes primary responsibility for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care in accordance with established standards and hospital policies. Responsibilities: Administer medications, checking dosages and patient histories for possible interaction. Assess, plan, implement, evaluate and document nursing care of patients in accordance with organizational policies and in accordance with standards of professional nursing practice. Takes temperature, pulse, blood pressure and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and assess condition. Provide direction, advice and emotional aid to patient’s families and educate patients and public on various medical conditions Requirements and Experiences: •Graduate of an approved School of Nursing, holding a certificate in nursing, with current registration from country of training/origin •Evidence of ongoing relevent post graduate education and training •Current BLS certification Desired •Holder of Nursing Degree •Current ACLS certification Minimum two years recent clinical nursing experience Salary: $25,000.00 to $30,000.00 per annum Position currently held by a work permit holder. JOB DESCRIPTION PROVIDED UPON REQUEST. Submit resumes and references to: Recruitment@interhealthcanada.tc or Lorenzo Seymour, Human Resources Manager, InterHealthCanada, Cheshire Hall Medical Centre. Deadline for applications: Wednesday 29th May 2019 VACANT POSITIONS Position: Radiologist Location: Cheshire Hall Medical Centre, Providenciales TCI Job Summary: Post holder will be responsible for providing Radiology services to patients within the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre and Cockburn Town Medical Centre. Responsibilities: Examine different images including mammograms, CT scans, x-rays, MRI scans and ultrasounds. Read reports and record results for review by physicians. Diagnose patient illnesses. Recommend and discuss treatment options with other physicians. Work alongside radiologic technologists/radiology technicians and other health professionals in administering treatment. Examine patients and record medical histories, Requirements and Experiences: •Holder of an appropriate medical degree and Royal College / Boards / other certification in Radiology. •At least five years in recognized Radiology posts. Desirable Previous substantive consultant post or equivalent Salary: $60,000.00 to $80,000.00 per annum Position currently held by a work permit holder. JOB DESCRIPTION PROVIDED UPON REQUEST. Submit resumes and references to: Recruitment@interhealthcanada.tc or Lorenzo Seymour, Human Resources Manager, InterHealthCanada, Cheshire Hall Medical Centre. Deadline for applications: Wednesday 29th May 2019 VACANT POSITIONS Position: General Surgeon Location: Cheshire Hall Medical Centre, Providenciales TCI Job Summary: Post holder will be responsible to provide general surgical care to patients within the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre and Cockburn Town Medical Centre. Responsibilities: Attend to surgical in-patients. Attend to surgical out-patients via the Out Patient clinic. Provide surgical emergency coverage on an on-call basis. Schedule and perform surgeries within scope of practice on an elective basis. Provide evidence based patient care within acceptable regional/worldwide standards. Assist colleagues in a collegiate manner where necessary. Advise and supervise the delivery of nursing care to the surgical patients Requirements and Experiences: Holder of an appropriate medical degree and Royal College / Boards / other certification in General Surgery. At least five years in recognized General surgical posts. Desirable Previous substantive consultant post or equivalent Salary: $65,000.00 to $85,000.00 per annum Position currently held by a work permit holder JOB DESCRIPTION PROVIDED UPON REQUEST. Submit resumes and references to: Recruitment@interhealthcanada.tc or Lorenzo Seymour, Human Resources Manager, InterHealthCanada, Cheshire Hall Medical Centre. Deadline for applications: Wednesday 29th May 2019 VACANT POSITIONS Position: ED Physician Location: Cheshire Hall Medical Centre, Providenciales TCI Job Summary: Post holder will be responsible to provide medical care to patients requiring acute and life-saving care. Responsibilities: To examine, diagnose and treat patients with a wide range of health issues. To provide holistic advice, relevant to the social and cultural background of patients. To make appropriate and timely referral to secondary/specialist care where required. Makes referrals where appropriate to other healthcare professionals. Provide evidence based patient care within acceptable regional /worldwide standards. Provides clinical guidance, direction and coordination of activities for supportive care, including follow up care within scope of practice. Assist colleagues in a collegiate manner where necessary. Advise and supervise where necessary the delivery of nursing care to patients within the Emergency Department. .

Position currently by a work permit holder. JOB DESCRIPTION PROVIDED UPON REQUEST. Submit resumes and references to: Recruitment@interhealthcanada.tc or Lorenzo Seymour, Human Resources Manager, InterHealthCanada, Cheshire Hall Medical Centre. Deadline for applications: Wednesday 29th May 2019 VACANT POSITIONS Position: Paediatrician Location: Cheshire Hall Medical Centre, Providenciales TCI Job Summary: To provide general medical care to paediatric patients within the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre and Cockburn Town Medical Centre on a shared and rotational basis between the 3 Pediatric posts- 2 of which are based at Cheshire Hall Medical Centre and 1 at Cockburn Town Medical Centre. Responsibilities: Attend to Paediatric in-patients. Attend to Paediatric out-patients via the Out Patient clinic. Attend to special care baby unit patients. Stabilization of premature or sick neonates prior to transfer to level 3 NICU. Attend deliveries where indicated according to policies and proceedures. Provide Paediatric emergency coverage on an on-call basis. Baby discharge checks. Provide evidence based patient care within acceptable regional/worldwide standards. Medicals for Looked After Children. Facilitate, where necessary, visiting consultants. Assist colleagues in a collegiate manner where necessary. Advise on the delivery of nursing care to the Paediatric patients. Requirements and Experiences: Holder of an appropriate medical degree and Royal College / Boards / other certification in Paediatrics. At least five years in recognized Paediatric posts. Previous substantive consultant post or equivalent Salary: $83,000 to $90,000 per annum. Position currently by a work permit holder. JOB DESCRIPTION PROVIDED UPON REQUEST. Submit resumes and references to: Recruitment@interhealthcanada.tc or Lorenzo Seymour, Human Resources Manager, InterHealthCanada, Cheshire Hall Medical Centre. Deadline for applications: Wednesday 29th May 2019 Vacant Position: Medical Coder Location(s): Cheshire Hall Medical Centre, Providenciales & Cockburn Town Medical Centre, Grand Turk, TCI. Job Summary: To facilitate procedural consultation and coding of the emergency, outpatient and inpatient departments at the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre and Cockburn Town Medical Centre. Assume primary responsibility for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating of the coding department in accordance with established standards and hospital policies. Review and process claims/encounters before submission to various government offices. Support activities of the medical records department. Education - Required •Holder of an appropriate medical degree and Royal College / Boards / other certification in Internal Medicine •Holder of Nursing Degree Experience - Required •At least five years in experience as a Registered Nurse. •At least five years experience in Medical Coding. Position currently by a work permit holder. JOB DESCRIPTION PROVIDED UPON REQUEST. Submit resumes and references to: Recruitment@interhealthcanada.tc or Lorenzo Seymour, Human Resources Manager, InterHealthCanada, Cheshire Hall Medical Centre. Deadline for applications: Wednesday 29th May 2019. Salary: $50,000.00 to 58,000.00 per annum. Vacant Position: Nurse Supervisor Location(s): Cheshire Hall Medical Centre, Providenciales & Cockburn Town Medical Centre, Grand Turk, TCI. Job Summary: Responsible for the co-ordination of patient care. Serves as a role model and a resource to staff for clinical decision making, clinical assessments of patients and in the initial co-ordination and/or management of complaints where appropriate. Reviews, analyses and makes recommendation on the development of policies, procedures and standards of patient care, adequate staffing levels, and a continous quality improvement environment. Liases with the interdisciplinary team for identification, co-ordination and efficient utilisation of resources, identifies staff education needs and participates in educational programs. Education - Required •Graduate of a approved School of Nursing with current registration from country of training/origin •Post graduate qualification or evidence of ongoing relevent post graduate education and training •Current BLS certification •Holder of Nursing Degree or willing to work towards Desired •Current ACLS certification •Health service management certification/training Experience - Required •Minimum of five years recent clinical nursing experience, in area of specialization, with two years at Senior Registered Nurse level •Evidence of supervisory experience •Developing and participating in quality improvement initiatives

Position currently by a work permit holder.

JOB DESCRIPTION PROVIDED UPON REQUEST. Submit resumes and references to: Recruitment@interhealthcanada.tc or Lorenzo Seymour, Human Resources Manager, InterHealthCanada, Cheshire Hall Medical Centre. Deadline for applications: Wednesday 29th May 2019. Salary: $54,000.00 to 66,000.00 per annum.


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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 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 and Kids Kamp Departments require:

The Maintenance Department requires: 

Junior Technician

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

The Housekeeping Department requires: 

Executive Housekeeper

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 Dining Room Department requires:

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience:  Culinary institution or equivalent technical schooling or apprenticeship training;  Three to five years’ culinary experience hotel/resort.

The Stewarding Department requires:

Restaurant Manager

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience:  One year experience in similar capacity  Extensive food & beverage/wine knowledge;

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Supervisor Steward/Labour

Reports to:

Stewarding Manager

Under the guidance and supervision of the Stewarding Manager and Stewarding Supervisors within the scope of established Sandals Resort & Spa policies, the Steward will ensure that all aspects the stewarding operation are performed accordingly.

This 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 to $9.00 per hour

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. These positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders and persons with on-island status (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. Should a suitable local applicant not be found a permit application will be submitted.

The Watersports and Catamaran Departments require: Boat Captain Watersport Attendant

The range for this position is $6.25-$6.50 per hour

Reports to: Watersports Manager

The Dining Room Department requires:

The main function of the Boat Captain is to supervise all activities of the dive boat while in operation. The Dive Instructors and Technician take care of the guest and equipment.

Shift Leader

Reports to: Restaurant Manager

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience:  Certified PADI/NAUI Instructor;  Basic Compressor Certification (an asset) (MAKO);

Is responsible to assist with Dining Room supervision this includes the coordination, planning, organizing and control the activities of the restaurant. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience:  Supervisor certification  One year experience in similar capacity  Extensive food & beverage/wine knowledge;

These positions are currently held by Work Permit Holders. The ranges for these positions are $7.25 to $13.00 per hour The Maintenance Department requires:

Reports to:

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

The range for these positions is $6.25 to $9.00 per hour

Supervisor

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

Cook

Reports to: Executive Chef

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 this position is $7.25 to $9.00 per hour

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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

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience:  Minimum of 3 years supervisory housekeeping experience in a first class resort;  Knowledge of chemicals and other cleaning agents and there usage;

Reports to:

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience:  A talent for dancing or singing; certification preferred*  Ability to swim  Ability to carry over 30 lbs. in costume**  Experience working with children preferred***  Customer service experience

The Kitchen Department requires:

Assist the Executive Housekeeper in monitoring the day to day operations of the housekeeping Department, thus ensuring the satisfaction of the guests.

To engage the guests and their children to participate in activities, attend shows and special guest events. Part of the responsibility as an Entertainment and Kids Kamp staff is to create lasting memories while on vacation.

The range for these positions is $6.25 $6.50 per hour

Supervisor

Reports to:

Player*

Reports to: Director of Entertainment

This 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.

Assistant Maintenance Manager

The rate for the position listed above is $6.75 to $7.50 an hour.

Chief Engineer and Technical Operations Manager

The position assist with ensuring the engineering operations meets the brand’s target customer needs, team member satisfaction and maximizes the cost effectiveness of the department through efficient utilization of all utilities and ensuring continued asset value through predictive and preventative maintenance techniques. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience:  Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar capacity  Extensive knowledge of building trades, electrical, mechanical, HVAC&R, plumbing and general building practices  Knowledge of facility regulations and safety standards (OSHA, EPA, AD, CFC, NFPA) The Assistant Maintenance Manager position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder. The salary for this position ranges from $28,000.00 to $40,000.00

The Security Department requires: 

Officer

Reports to: Security Manager Under the guidance and supervision of the Security Manager, and within the limits of established Sandals Resorts policies, procedures, ensures the safety of Guests and Staff. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience:  Ability to generate reports and maintain logs  Previous experience in this or similar capacity  Experience supervising a team or shift (Supervisor) 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 rate for the positions listed above is $6.25 to $8.50 an hour.

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 June 5th, 2019

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


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Christelle Petit Location: Blue Hills, Providenciales Is seeking One (1) Nanny to take care of children Applicant must be very good with handling children, honest, reliable and always willing to work To work 5 days a week Please Contact: 343-0912 This position is new Applicants who are Turks & Caicos islander should also copies of their application to the immigration board #230241

Julbert Jean Charles Rousseaux

Best Contractors Location: Five Cays, Providenciales Is seeking Labourers - $6.50 per hour Is seeking Painters - $7.00 per hour Is seeking Tile Layers - $7.00 per hour Is seeking a Domestic Worker - $6.50 per hour Domestic Worker must be able to do housekeeping work, Must be able honest, trustworthy and speaks English Labourer duties may include cleaning and preparing a job site, loading and delivering materials, and using a variety of tools and machines The painters must be able to prepare painting surfaces by washing walls, repairing holes, or removing old paint For the position of a Tile Layer the successful applicant is required to lay tiles as per approved building plans during construction. To work 5 days per week Please Call Alex Higgs at 243-5406 These positions are currently held by a Work Permit Holders Interested Turks and Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board on Airport Road, Providenciales

#230242

Royal Higgs

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C.N.X.

Bernadine Smith

Location: Five Cays Road, Providenciales Is seeking Labourers - $6.50 per hour Is seeking Domestic Workers - $6.50 per hour Is seeking Tile Man - $7.00 per hour Is seeking one Mechanic- $7.00 per hour Mechanic duties include: Keeping equipment available for use by inspecting and testing vehicles; completing preventive maintenanceLabourer duties may include cleaning and preparing a job site, loading and delivering materials, and using a variety of tools and machines Tile Man duties includes: Cutting tiles and shape them properly to ensure they fit around obstacles and in tight corners and odd spaces using power and hand tools. The Domestic Worker duties include providing regular housekeeping To work 6 days per week Please Call 242-8583 These positions are currently held by a Work Permit Holders Interested Turks and Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board on Airport Road, Providenciales

#230242

Richard Stanford d.b.a Love Vacation Rentals

Location: Five Cays, Providenciales Is seeking Labourers Duties may include cleaning and preparing a job site, loading and delivering materials Salaries are $6.50 per hour To work 5 days a week Please Contact: 244-6853/341-0976 These positions are new Applicants who are Turks & Caicos islander should also copies of their application to the immigration board

Location: Five Cays, Providenciales Is seeking one Babysitter - $6.50 per hour Is seeking one Domestic Worker - $6.50 per hour Babysitter must be able to o do general cleaning, Babysitting a child, must be honest, trustworthy and speaks English Successful applicant will be required to wash and maintain the home by cleaning on a daily basis To work 5 days per week Please Contact: 348-9290 These positions are new Applicants who are Turks & Caicos islander should also copies of their application to the immigration board

Latino’s Construction

Kevin Shalander

Location: South Dock Road, Providenciales Is seeking two (2) Labourers 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 is $6.50 per hour Please Contact: 332-0771 These positions are new TC Islander applicants should send a copy of their applications can be dropped off at Immigration Board

Location: Leeward Palms, Providenciales Seeking a Nanny-Housekeeper Duties: Attend to kids basic needs; general daily tidying of the home; once per week thorough cleaning; washing and ironing. Salary: $275/wk; 30 hrs/wk Closing date for applications is June 14, 2019 This is a new position TC Islander applicants should send a copy of their applications can be dropped off at Immigration Board, and/or emailed to kevinshalander954@gmail.com

Location: Norway Five Cays, Providenciales Is seeking to employ Two (2) full time Labourers Duties may include cleaning and preparing a job site, loading and delivering materials and using a variety of tools and machines. At a minimum wage of $6.50 per hour These positions are new All interested person should send a resume to malcolmjoanne@ hotmail.com Applicants who are Turks & Caicos islander should also copies of their application to the immigration board

Jodeka Simons

RONY VALMYR

T- Bone Construction

Location: Long Bay Hills, Providenciales Is seeking a Labourer Duties may include cleaning and preparing a job site, loading and delivering materials Salary: $6.25. Per hour To work 5 days per week Please Contact: 232-6179 This position is new Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders can send copies of their resume to the Immigration Board

In South Caicos Is seeking a Labourer To work 6 days per week Duties include cleaning yard and disposing of debris and trash Salary: $ 6.50 per hour Please contact 346-6801 This is a new position Interested Turks and Caicos Islanders are encouraged to send a copy of their application to the Immigration Board

#230242

TASTY’S CAFÉ/ EUGENE WILLIAMS Needs A Domestic Worker In Grand Turk Duties are general cleaning duties The individual must honest, reliable and trustworthy Salary $6.25 per hour To work 6 days per week Please Contact: 431-6994 This position is currently being held by a worker permit holder Interested Turks and Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board

#230242

D & L Window Tinting – Company Owner: Leroy Garland, Dovar Multrie Location: Leeward Highway, Central Square Plaza Building #16 Is seeking a Window Cleaner Duties Include: Cleaning windows and general cleaning To work Monday – Saturday 8:00am- 5:00pm Salary: $6.50 per hour This position is a new Please Contact: 441-4991 or 243-7900 Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders can send copies of their resume to the Immigration Board #230261

DOMESTIC WORKER WANTED In Grand Turk To do housekeeping work Must be able honest, trustworthy and speaks English Salary $6.25 per hour To work 3-4 days per week Please Contact: 432-3150 This position is new Interested Turks and Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board

Joanne Malcolm

Of Breezy Brae, Grand Turk Is seeking a Domestic Worker To work weekday from 8am to 5pm Duties are general cleaning duties (sweeping, laundry, etc.) This may also include babysitting sometimes. The individual must honest, reliable and trustworthy Wages will be paid at $7.00 per hour Deadline for applications is 8th June 2019 Contact 649 331 0611 for further information The 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

CAIRSEA SERVICES LIMITED

DOMESTIC WORKER WANTED In Grand Turk Duties may include general cleaning Salary $6.50 per hour To work 6 days per week Contact: 231-0925/35/40 This position is new Interested Turks and Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board

29 Old Airport Road Ph: 946-4205 Fx: 946-4504 Email: shipping@cairsea.com Requires: one (1) Labourer Duties include; cargo handling of both air & ocean freight, local deliveries & pickups, general maintenance of the apron, warehouse & office areas. THIS POSITION REQUIRES AIRPORT SECURITY CLEARANCE Hours: 8-5 Must be available for work on weekends & holidays Salary: $7.50 per hour This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder Eligible TC Islanders should remit applications directly to the Board of Employment

Genarra Jones

Of Grand Turk Is seeking a Domestic Worker Must be able to do general household cleaning To work 3 days per week Salary $6.25 per hour Please Contact: 431-1664 This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder Interested Turks and Caicos Islanders are encouraged to apply directly, and submit a copy of their application to the Immigration Board

Sister Market

#230243

#230245

Location: Grace Bay Road, Providenciales Is seeking a Sous Chefs Duties: involves a large degree of supervising other kitchen staff, as well as keeping an eye out for problems that arise in the kitchen and seizing control of a situation at a moment’s notice To work 6 days a week Salary is $300.00 per week Please Contact: 431-9963 This position is new Interested Turks and Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board

Location: Hospital Road, Grand Turk Is seeking Two (2) Barmaids 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 per week Salary $6.25 per hour Please contact: 243-0483 These positions are currently led by Work Permit Holders Interested Turks and Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board

THOMAS & PAULINE SAUNDERS

Location: South Dock, Location: Grace Bay, Providenciales Providenciales Is seeking a Cashier Is seeking a Craftsman Main duties include ringing Duties as assigned; up sales, bagging items, journeyman quality work requesting price checks, in the maintenance, repair, collecting payment and giving construction, alteration, appropriate change forming, framing To work 6 days a week To work 6 days a week Salary: $6.50 per hour Salary: $6.50 per hour Please Contact: Please Contact: 241-5325/342-7335 341-6967/241-2079 This position is currently held This position is new by a Work Permit Holder Interested Turks and Caicos Interested Turks and Caicos Islander applicants must send Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board Immigration Board

Turks Kebab

Mongo Bar & Restaurant

Damian Noyes Needs a Labourer In Grand Turk To work 5 days per week Duties may include cleaning and preparing a job site, loading and delivering materials Salary $6.50 per hour Please Contact: 231-2087 This position is currently being held by a worker permit holder Interested Turks and Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board

Ice Cream Shop In Providenciales Is seeking a Sales Person •Young person who wants an extra income working part-time delivering ice cream at the shop and being able to walk/work on the beach •Flexible schedule •Income $500 month + commissions per sales •Customer service and sales skills required •Be able to work weekends and evenings Please send your curriculum at tcigelato@gmail.com This position is a new Turks and Caicos Islanders should send copies of their application to the Labour Board #230257

Mr. Robert Victor Location: Blue Hills, Stamers Run, Providenciales Is seeking a Cleaner To work 6 days per week Duties Include: Keeping the yard clean, watering the plants and designing the flowers Salary is $6.50 per hour Please Contact: 241-7016 This position is new Interested Turks and Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Immigration Board #230259

F R Construction Location: Leeward Highway, Providenciales Is seeking one (1) Construction Worker Duties: Removing debris, erecting scaffolding, loading and unloading building materials, and assisting with operating heavy equipment, painting etc. To work 6 days and sometimes on call Salary is $10.00 per hour Please Contact: 242-2548 This position is new Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders can send copies of their resume to the Immigration Board #230263


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TCI vs Cayman Islands Invitational Tournament

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he Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA) recently hosted their Invitational Tournament where they went head -to-head with Cayman Islands from Saturday May 11th – Sunday May 12th which ended with an award ceremony. Attending the games

was Governor of the Turks & Caicos Islands, Dr. John Freeman, the Minister of Health, Sports, Agriculture and Human Services Hon. Edwin Astwood and Director of Sports Mr. Jarrett Forbes. Saturday (May 11) scores were 8:00am U14 girls 5-0 Lost, 9:30am U15 Boys

2-1 Lost., 4:30pm U14 girls 1-1 and 6:00pm U15 boys 3-0 Lost. Sunday (May 12) scores were, 4:00pm Boys under 15 - 4-0, Lost and 5:30pm Girls under 14 - 1-0, Lost Cayman Islands defeated the Turks and Caicos Islands team.

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Father of Tiger Woods buried in unmarked Kansas grave

Earl Woods, 74, Father of Tiger Woods It was one of the greatest moments in sports. The best golfer in the world, who famously cheated on his wife, battled with pills and sex addiction, and had a bad back, made one of the best comebacks in sports. If you watched The Masters in April, you probably saw old video of Tiger Woods and his father, Earl Woods, hugging so many years ago. Tiger Woods’ fifth green jacket and 15th major gave people around the world goosebumps. Eldrick Tont Woods did not become Tiger without his dad. When he was six months old, his hit golf balls in the garage while his son looked on from a high chair. When Tiger Woods could swing a club, his father began parading him around television. Soon, the golf genius couldn’t be stopped. “In the 15 years that I was on the Tiger beat, they were the most exciting years of my golf writing life,” John Garrity said. Garrity was a golf writer for Sports Illustrated for 28 years. He started covering Tiger Woods when he was just 16, and Garrity still remembers meeting Earl Woods. “He (Earl) whips out his wallet and pulls out a photograph,” Garrity said. “A snapshot of Tiger in diapers practicing golf. Except it wasn’t a golf club and golf ball. It was a vacuum cleaner attachment and tennis ball. Earl’s face would just light up talking about Tiger.” Earl and Tiger Woods were inseparable. They wrote books together, and Earl Woods was always a part of his sons celebration on Sunday. “Earl’s approval meant so much to him,” Garrity said. “It was probably the primary motivator for him through all those early years. Before money and fame.” “I’m at a loss for words. There’s my dad. He shouldn’t of been there. He was recovering from a heart attack. And surgery,” Tigers Woods said Tiger Woods said at Augusta about the famous bear hug. Earl Woods died in 2006. His remains are buried at Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan, KS. To find him, and the Woods family, you need a cemetery map. Lot 5, block 12. Underneath an overgrown tree, in between the hidden headstone for Maude Woods and an unremarkable one for Miles Woods, Earl Woods, the father of one of the most successful athletes of all time is buried in an unmarked grave. Cemetery sexton Michael Mohler knows exactly where the remains of Earl Woods are, because he dug the hole. Mohler got a phone call three days before the burial. He says he never spoke with Tiger Woods “It was his people that set everything up,” Mohler said. Only four guys with the City of Manhattan knew that Tiger Woods would be in town to bury his dad. “That’s as far as it went,” Terry DeWeese said. “Because once word gets out, you know how it leaks. It goes a long ways.” DeWeese was the director of the parks and recreation department at the time. “We pretty much blocked off the cemetery to keep people out,” DeWeese said. “They had their service. As soon as their service was over they left.” Tiger Woods, his mom, now ex-wife Elin, and three half siblings were on the private plane that landed at the Manhattan airport. They were only in town for a little over an hour. “They requested it to be kept quiet, and until the burial was made, it wasn’t public record,” Mohler said.

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LeBron James reportedly happy in Los Angeles despite Lakers dysfunction The Los Angeles Lakers are wallowing in their own dysfunction -- so much so that rumors of a potential LeBron James trade didn’t sound too far-fetched when they surfaced during the second round of the NBA Playoffs. And yet, if LeBron has his way, the superstar won’t be leaving Los Angeles until he’s finished playing basketball. That’s according to The Athletic’s Joe Vardon, who suggested on this week’s “Tampering” podcast that King James is deeply committed to L.A. after just one season with the Lakers. “He is so happy to be living in Los Angeles,” Vardon said. “This is where they want to be. LeBron does not want to play

anywhere else. I would be shocked if at any point for the remainder of his career, so long as LeBron James Jr. is in high school in Greater Los Angeles, that he would have any interest in playing anywhere else.” On the surface, the sentiment is unsurprising. Why, after all, would LeBron sign a four-year, $154 million deal at age 34 if he didn’t intend to be in Los Angeles for at least a couple seasons? L.A. is also an entertainment hub, and James has not been shy about embracing his flourishing business career outside of basketball. But after a season in which: 1) Magic Johnson, the big name who recruited him away from the Cleveland Cavaliers, abruptly resigned 2) internal powers feuded over the head coach 3) they

LeBron James failed to land James’ prized tradedeadline target 4) they backed out of a deal with James’ old coach 5) they missed the playoffs for the sixth straight year... some have said it’s fair to wonder whether the NBA’s biggest name regrets coming to L.A.

English Premier League broadcast rights rise to $12 billion

Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany lifts the English Premier League trophy after the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Manchester City at the AMEX Stadium in Brighton, England, Sunday, May 12, 2019 The cost of English Premier League broadcast rights has risen almost 8% to 9.2 billion pounds ($12 billion) for the next three seasons. Despite a drop in the value of domestic rights, interim chief executive Richard Masters says foreign broadcasters are paying

about 30% more for games. Masters says overseas companies who can show all 380 games live each season are paying 4.2 billion pounds in the 2019-2022 cycle, up from 3.1 billion pounds. Masters told the FT Business of Football Summit that domestic broadcast rights have

dropped in value from 5.4 billion pounds to 5 billion pounds despite 200 games being sold rather than 168 in the 2016-19 cycle. Comcastowned Sky will show the most matches in Britain, followed by BT Sport, while Amazon became the first internet streaming service to gain rights.

NFL owners to consider tweaking pass interference reviews NFL owners meeting Wednesday will consider a proposal to refine the new rule that allows challenges involving pass interference, and may also announce locations to host upcoming drafts. Owners voted in March to allow interference calls or non-calls to be challenged by coaches and reviewed via replay as a one-year experiment. The tweak proposed this week would take the decision to review pass interference in the final two minutes of each half out of

the hands of the officials. Reviews in the final two minutes would require a coach’s challenge, too. “The concern is how many stoppages will we end up with in the last two minutes,” Atlanta Falcons president and CEO Rich McKay said Tuesday. “One thing we do not want to do is be a game that has multiple stops in the last two minutes.” Under the rule adopted in March, in the final two minutes only officials in the booth can stop the game for reviews involving pass interference, as is the case

with other reviewable plays. Owners are expected to vote on whether to let the NFL competition committee decide on changing the rule after it discusses the subject with the league’s coaches. McKay, a member of the committee, said the group has conference calls with coaches scheduled for early June. Owners will also consider a proposal to exempt Hail Mary passes so they’re not reviewable. That would require the league coming up with the definition of a Hail Mary.


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Warriors get another long break before NBA Finals

And now, they wait. Again. The Golden State Warriors have gotten used to going to the NBA Finals, and their win in Portland on Monday night clinched their fifth consecutive trip. They’ve also gotten used to waiting for those finals to begin, with long layoffs after the Western Conference finals having become their norm. By the time Game 1 of the NBA Finals arrives in either Milwaukee or Toronto on May 30, it’ll be a 10-day gap between games for the Warriors. It’s not the longest in NBA history, but it matches the length of the break that the Warriors handled in 2017, and this marks the third time in this five-year run of finals trips that they’ve had at least a week off. “Happy to get a little rest before we have to play again,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. It is much-needed rest, too. The Warriors clinched the series in Portland without Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Iguodala — all sidelined by injuries. There’s no way of knowing yet if Durant and Cousins will be back in time for the finals, either. Plenty of other Warriors are dealing with bumps and bruises as well. Accruing rust is always a major concern during days without games, but the Warriors surely feel the obvious

advantage — rest — outweighs any drawbacks right now — especially after they were stretched to seven games by Houston last year in the West finals and only had two days off before the NBA Finals. “We definitely want to get our guys healthy,” Warriors forward Draymond Green said. “We need to get Andre back healthy, DeMarcus and Kevin. We need those guys going into the finals. That’s our hope, that we can get all three of those guys back moving forward.” Down by 17 with less than two minutes to play in the third quarter at Portland, the easiest thing for the Warriors would have been to let off the gas and try to clinch the series at Oracle Arena on Wednesday night. Instead, they turned a 95-78 deficit into a 119-117 overtime win — outscoring the Blazers 41-22 in the final 19 minutes of the game. “We could have said Game 5 was our game,” Warriors star Stephen Curry said. “But we saw how long that break was going to be and we wanted to take advantage of it.” It’s a long break, for certain. But it’s not a record-setting one. The longest gap between the conference finals and NBA Finals came in 1982, when the Los Angeles Lakers sat around for 12 days before beginning their series against Philadelphia.

Kraft trial postponed while prosecutors appeal video ruling

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft leaves his seat during an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat in New York A Florida judge has delayed the trial of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on a misdemeanor charge that he paid for sex at a massage parlor. Judge Leonard Hanser agreed Tuesday to postpone the trial indefinitely while prosecutors appeal his decision blocking their use of secretly shot video. The footage allegedly shows Kraft twice engaging in sex at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in January. Hanser ruled last week that Jupiter police did not take enough precautions to avoid invading the privacy of spa customers who only received legitimate massages. He said that under previous court rulings that meant the videos’ use had to be blocked. The 77-year-old Kraft has pleaded not guilty but issued a public apology.

“The players are bored and just want to play,” then-Lakers coach Pat Riley said on the eve of that series. “It’s been so long since we played, I just hope we remember how.” They did remember: The Lakers won Game 1, and ultimately prevailed in six games. The Warriors’ layoff this season marks the 26th time that a team will have at least a week before the end of the conference finals and the start of the NBA Finals — and if Milwaukee wins the next two games of the East title matchup, the Bucks would get added to the list as well. The earliest that the Bucks could oust Toronto and win the East is Thursday; the finals start the following Thursday. Teams with at least a one-week gap before Game 1 of the NBA Finals are 14-11 in the series. “The NBA Finals have an experience with it — it’s such an emotional roller-coaster,” Warriors guard Klay Thompson said. “It’s nice to get away from the game a little bit before it starts, because emotions run high and it takes a lot out of you.” The long break certainly beats the alternative — no days off at all. In 1960 and 1961, the St. Louis Hawks earned their trip to the NBA Finals with home wins in Game 7 of what was then called the Western Division finals. The Hawks would play the Boston Celtics

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry holds his son Canon as he walks off the court after Game 4 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals against the Portland Trail Blazers, Monday, May 20, 2019, in Portland, Ore. in both of those title series — and got zero days rest before the finals. They’d win Game 7 at home, get on a plane and get to Boston to start the NBA Finals the very next day. Both times, they got blown out in Game 1. Both times, they would lose the series as well. “Tiredness was St. Louis’ ‘out’ in this one,” Celtics coach Red Auerbach said after the Game 1 win in 1961. For the Warriors, at least that won’t be an issue this year.

Thurman promises to end Pacquiao’s legendary career Keith Thurman keeps calling Manny Pacquiao a legend, and in the boxing world, he probably is correct. Then the undefeated welterweight champion keeps promising to end the ring career of the senator from the Philippines. That could happen, too. For once, Pacquiao is the underdog in the July 20 fight in Las Vegas for the WBA belt. Or Pacquiao, holder of titles in eight weight classes during 24 years in the sport, could continue his Hall of Fame-caliber career at age 40 with another impressive win. “I have been in boxing for two decades and I am never scared or intimidated with my opponent, and I am so excited for this fight,” Pacquiao said Tuesday at a news conference announcing the Fox pay-per-view bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. “Keith Thurman is the kind of fighter you can respect. He is undefeated and this gives me more encouragement, motivation to work hard — like I did before, in my previous fights with big names in boxing. “I will make sure I am in 100% condition and ready for the fight, and let’s see who is tougher in the ring on July 20. It is going to be exciting and I like it. I like it I am the underdog for this fight, this is fun, this is what I want.” What Thurman wants is to fully establish himself as the top

Manny Pacquiao, left, and Keith Thurman pose for a picture during a news conference on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in New York. The two are scheduled to fight in a welterweight world championship boxing bout on Saturday, July 20, in Las Vegas gun in a loaded division. It’s his first pay-per-view fight despite being 29-0 with 22 knockouts. It’s also an opportunity to prove that the rustiness he showed in a January decision over Joselito Lopez is gone after Thurman fought only three times in three years, in part due to injuries. And yeah, it’s a chance to send Pacquiao packing to full-time politics. “Come July 20, he will disappear. He belongs as a senator in the Philippines,” Thurman said. “What I am doing to Manny Pacquiao is what he did to Oscar De La Hoya.” That would be the 2008 manhandling that sent De La Hoya

into retirement and established Pacquiao as a worldwide boxing force. “This is a big fight, bombs are being dropped,” the 29-yearold Thurman added. “I waited 22 months to get back in the game (after injuries). We have our ups and downs in this sport; your boy Keith Thurman is back on the rise. You will want to be there, especially because this will be this man’s last fight.” Pacquiao smiled at Thurman’s boast. He smiled a lot at the smack talk on Tuesday, though the verbiage never got out of hand like it did for his previous bout, when he toyed with Adrien Broner for 12 rounds in January.

Williams hoping to give Suns some needed stability The Phoenix Suns have gone through coaches like tear-away racing visors, the count up to five in five years. The instability has hurt them on the court, the run of playoff-less appearances stretching to nine straight seasons with this year’s 19-63 finish. Monty Williams, the man GM James Jones hired to coach the Suns, hopes to change the trend. “Continuity, having a staff here for a while and putting in a system that the players can rely upon, but ultimately it will come down to James, myself and the players pushing this thing forward,” Williams said during his introductory news conference Tuesday. “The players

are going to have to embrace a level of in the Valley of the Sun after multiple work and commitment that it takes to discussions with Suns owner Robert be a champion.” Sarver. Williams was hired on May 3 “In my conversations with Mr. to replace Igor Kokoskov, who was fired Sarver, I saw someone who didn’t duck after one season in the desert. the tough questions,” Williams said. Williams’s arrival in Phoenix “We both had tough questions for each was delayed while he finished out the other and in this day and age where playoffs as an assistant to Philadelphia people throw each other under the bus, coach Brett Brown. The 76ers were make excuses, blame, I didn’t see that. eliminated from the playoffs last week I saw a man who really wants to bring by Toronto on Kawhi Leonard’s hang- success to this city and I mean that with on-the-rim buzzer-beater in Game 7 of all of my heart or I wouldn’t have come the Eastern Conference semifinals. here.” Williams’ name had been Williams had a previous stint linked to numerous head-coaching jobs, as an NBA head coach, leading New including the Lakers, but he wound up Orleans from 2010-15. A year after he

was fired, Williams’ wife, Ingrid, was killed in a car crash. He didn’t know if he wanted to get back into coaching after her death, but was pushed by his kids to return to coaching the sport he loves. “When everything happened to my family, my focus was just take care of my children,” said Williams, who has remarried. “That led me to believe I might not ever be able to coach again, and I was cool with that. But they weren’t. And to have your children want you to go back to doing what you love to do gave me even more confidence, more strength. Hopefully that translates and the players can pick up on that.”


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