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DON’T RAISE TAX ON MONEY TRANSFERS

By Todeline Defralien

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he owner of the largest money transfer business in the Turks and Caicos Islands says it would be wrong and unfair to increase taxes on the money foreign workers send to their native countries to help their Chris Stokes, founder and families. C h r i s executive chairman of NCS Stokes, founder Enterprises and executive chairman of NCS Enterprises which operates MoneyGram and now Vigo by Western Union, said it would be a “bad mind” measure to increase taxes on remittances simply because people are upset about the amount of money that leaves the Turks and Caicos Islands. According to figures from the Financial Services Commission, US$161million was sent out of the Turks and Caicos Islands in remittances between January 2018 and March 2019. This is an average of $10.7million per month. Remittance companies currently pay TCIG 12 cents out of each dollar in domestic financial services sales tax. Stokes argued that it is not fair to tax the return on labour and ignore taxing the return on capital from large businesses. “I don’t think that it is fair to talk about taxing the return on labour, which is wages, and completely ignore taxing the return on capital, which is profit. It cannot be that you’re ok taxing somebody because he’s a small labourer and he has no voice, or he doesn’t want to get in any problems, so you tax him, while at the same time not willing to discuss taxing profits on capital,” said Stokes who is Jamaican national with longstanding and strong ties to the Turks and Caicos Islands. “There will be no discussion in Turks and Caicos Islands about taxing profits on capital, because it’s one of the things that the country sells itself on, and I am saying that doesn’t make it right to find the next easiest prey. In fact, it is wrong. It is wrong because both are inputs to production, both generate a return, so you don’t just find the easiest guy and you kill him.” Stokes said in his opinion the TCI

TCHTA partners with youth centre to inspire young people Several members of the Turks & Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA) have joined forces with the Edward Gartland Youth Centre this summer to host inspirational programs and economy is doing well and there is no need to raise additional taxes. “What the purposes of taxation are? There is no budget deficit, and the economy is doing well. There is no need to raise additional taxes to do whatever. And if there is a need for additional taxes, the place for those taxes is not remittances. There are all kinds of different operations going on. If it is that you’re talking about taxes because you are upset that somebody from another country sends money out of the country, then that requires a spiritual response and not an economic response, because that is what you call in Jamaica a bad mind. That’s a spiritual need not an economic need,” he explained. Additionally, Stokes said that persons should not be punished for

exercises. The Hartling Group, Wymara Resort, Beaches, Amanyara, Grace Bay Car Rentals and several other association members all came together to delivering value. He explained: “If somebody makes $1,000 in a forth night and sends home $200, understand that he is actually creating and leaving in this country $800 of value that frankly has helped to build this country. Don’t punish him because part of the cost of him staying here and part of the motivation for him to stay here and build Turks and Caicos is that he has an opportunity to support his family. He’s not sending money to rich people. It’s people feeding themselves, paying, rent, food and contributing to the economy.” He continued: “When you get paid $800, you probably have created $1,600 in value and when you get paid $1,000, you probably have created $2,000.00 in value. So it’s not a simple

host sessions at the youth facility with the aim of empowering and inspiring local youngsters. Members of the TCHTA are pictured here with some of the youngsters. thing and we have to look at what it is that we are doing, Is the idea to tax it so that more is kept here? There is no shortage of savings in the Turks and Caicos Islands. When the (commercial) banks are moving Turk and Caicos Islands savings to their treasury, why not tax that?” Stokes noted that he is not saying to tax the commercial banks, but there are more legitimate places that can be taxed. “I am saying if you have a problem of revenue and you need to tax somebody, there are far more legitimate places. If you are taxing the hardworking guy who stays here and the man works all week and sending $50, something that you spend on lunch, why is that, what are you doing.”

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Meantime, Andre Largie, Western Union’s Director for the Caribbean said any thriving economy anywhere in the world whether you go to the small states like Singapore or large industrial countries, the free flow of funds legally within the system is a vibrant part of that economy. “When there are disincentives to participate in the formal economy or formal system, bad things happen. Money starts going underground and believe me when I tell you, when that starts to occur it’s like fertilizer to a lot of evils that can sprout.”

Largie said although foreign workers send money out, they should be credited for leaving some here. He added: “(Foreign workers) are contributing to the economy and any cost of labour or any labour anywhere in the world, the wages represent maybe a fair market contribution but it doesn’t meant that the wages represent the full value of what that person has contributed. If you are building a hotel clearly, yes, you might make $500 – $1,000 for a fortnight, but that the total value of that accumulated labour and talent that went into the hotel has long term

PROVO GOLF CLUB Provo Golf Club is seeking a suitably qualified individual to fill the following opening. Only candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be considered.

ASSISTANT GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT The candidate should have advanced knowledge of agronomy and turf grass management practices, a working knowledge of golf course construction principles and a thorough understanding of the rules of the game of golf. Only persons with a minimum of five (6) years experience on a golf course with two years experience as a second assistant will be considered for the position. Salary: $550.00 weekly Please submit applications to: Veronica Rigby, Provo Golf Club, 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 Interest 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. This is a seasonal position. Closing date for application is September 16th, 2019.

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Jermaine Wilson Location: Shop #2 The Market Place, Leeward Highway, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands Is seeking a Fire Alarm Technician - $10.00 per hour Duties/responsibilities Perform test and inspections; Install fire alarms, Repair fire alarms, Adhere to Fire safety regulations and Prepare reports Advance skills Certifications related to fire safety and Fire alarm installation and repair experience This position is new, Belongers need only to apply Is seeking: Stove Technician - $10.00 per hour Duties: Repair, adjust, install all types of stoves and ovens and ensuring its properly functioning This position is currently held by a work permit holder Please Contact: 232-0061 Both position applicants must be willing to work 5 days a week Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders can send copies of their resume to the Labour Board

return for the market place. He added: “We certainly can say from experience that it is important to nurture the legal flow of funds in and funds out, without any constrictions that could form a disincentive for persons to participate in the formal financial sector. We believe in building in wages and that’s the beautiful thing about when money moves, it’s a small bridge from one person in one market to their love one or to their recipient and with that bridge great things happen.” “While in market like Turks and Caicos; it may be common to

presume that it is the migrants that are being served, our customer base is everyone. Our customer base is the Belonger in Grand Turk who has a convenient store who wants to send money to love ones overseas so that they can help them to take some of their obligations. It is the businessmen in Providenciales who wants to pay for their kids to go to school and so on.” Largie stated that their services and the business that they do of moving money, facilitates quite an array of good for individuals, the communities they live in and for the greater country at large.


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Premier Robinson responds to Opposition Leader’s ‘diatribe’ on credit unions

“The Leader of the Opposition (LOO) and no doubt some of his former colleagues are going through “woulda, coulda, shoulda moments”. – Premier Robinson By Premier Hon. Sharlene Robinson

As the Leader of the Opposition during 2016, my team supported the lengthy Policy brought to the House of Assembly by the current LOO and former Minister of Finance (MOF) which should have been a Bill. Sometime later, the actual Bill came. Despite the full support of my team as the Opposition, this did not fuel an urgency for the former Government Administration to bring it forward. There was no urgency then and there was no urgency expressed by the Opposition now to see it brought into law. If the LOO wanted to track the development of the supporting legal framework, he could have kept pace by posing multiple parliamentary questions, using his two-minute speech, issuing public releases or alternatively use his most powerful tool – thatof which is the House Committee, chaired by the Opposition whose aim is to question policies; however, these tools will only be used if the LOO were genuinely interested and knew what true haranguing was. I have updated this country on the implementation of Credit Union Regulations and Standards much more than the two or three times that was mentioned by the LOO since being voted out of Office. The LOO seems quite comfortable sitting on the side lines with overly hypercriticalaccusations about critical, life-changing initiatives that are being accomplished by my

Government. In total transparency, I offer the following facts: On coming to Office, the establishment of a Credit Union and necessary legislative framework was listed as a priority for my Government and I have no reason to believe that the members of staff of the Ministry of Finance or the Attorney General’s Chambers did not treat it as such. This work was then shared with the Financial Services Commission (FSC) who will regulate this new financial product. I remain grateful to all of these bodies for their thorough and professional work, which took into account all that is necessary, to develop a solid and trustworthy product. The LOO and former MOF upon leaving office left NO ADVANCEMENT toward Credit Union Regulations or Standards. As Premier upon coming into office, I asked what laws or regulations were completed or advanced in draft, to determine whether or not we continue with them. The Credit Union development was not once included, even in draft form in the laws and regulations to be carried over. Functional and mature Governments see themselves as continuous and we make no apology for continuing with initiatives we supported as the Opposition. My government’s aim to add to the growth and development of the country using working and successful models tried and mastered by other countries, as an

empowerment tool for their people. To do anything else would be ludicrous. In a desperate attempt to take responsibility for the accomplishments of my Government, the now LOO and his team quite often speak of their ideas spoken or expressed when they were the Government; however, their efforts have now resorted to outright misleading the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands. When the LOO is not spreading gloom and doom and fighting against service charge; the successful Home Owners Policy;the amnesty for businesses; the Refurbishment Policy; increments for civil servants; or the Chance for Change Program and all other projects launched under my Government’s hard work and dedication, he is creating alternative facts and misconstrued memories of his time in office. It seems too painful for the LOO to be happy for his people who are feeling the change. The Leader of the Opposition is well aware that my Government has and continues to deliver on critical initiatives. We operate efficiently and will see projects through from beginning to the end. I assure Hon. Misick that my Government is aware of its role going forward. My Government realises that we have the difficult task of convincing a disappointed people, following the unfortunate situation that lead to the closure of TCI Bank and the Government Savings Bank, that they can trust the incoming Credit Union regime. On

By Premier Hon. Sharlene Robinson

these two matters, the Leader of the Opposition can truthfully take credit for its direction. Credit Unions are used throughout the region and many residents have called for it over the years as it has the reputation of helping a people and countries develop. No doubt requests came during the LOO’s most recent stint as the Minister of Finance; however, he was just too slow to deliver. We accept his thanks to us for delivering on what he did not – anothergreat initiative put in place to help our people and our country move forward. To the LOO, my Government says “You are welcome” and “Be honest with and happy for your people.”

Earned credit or deliberate deception By Hon. Washington Misick,

Opposition Leader

There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. The Premier characteristically uses bluster to try to fool people into believing she does the work. The latest example being her taking credit for the policy decision and the legislative framework that gave birth to the Credit Union Ordinance in July 2016; the commencement date for which was deferred pending the making of regulations to carry out the intent of the Ordinance. That legislative intent is to provide for the creation of credit unions and for regulation of its activities. The social and economic intent is financial inclusion and domestic capital formation. Regulations are issued by the Cabinet and does not need to go to the HOA. The development of the Credit Union Regulations was in process leading up to December 15th, 2016 with plans for its publication together with the commencement of the Ordinance on April 1, 2017 to ensure funding would be appropriated for its operation. Thirtytwo months after taking the reins of Government the Premier proudly takes credit for the legislation and announce it coming into force on September 15th 2019. The statement released by the Office of the Premier asserts that her Government “is prioritizing financial inclusion hence the creation of new Credit Union legislation . We are firm believers that access to finance is a key enabler to reducing poverty and

increasing prosperity. Therefore, my Government will continue to explore ways of augmenting the current financial offerings in the TCI market.” While we welcome the Premier’s new-found enthusiasm for the unbanked and under-bank which makes up the majority of persons resident in these islands, her words rings hollow. Had the Legislation been operational on April 2017 as was intended the vacuum left by the recent withdrawal of banking services from some communities in our island chain might have been filled by the Credit Union financial sub-sector. Instead it took much haranguing by the PNP and others for the Premier to finally deliver the regulations and make it possible for credit unions to operate after September 15, 2019. The Premier could yet demonstrate the sincerity of her commitment to financial inclusion by public recognition of the 71st anniversary of the celebration of the Credit Union movement scheduled for October 24th, 2019 - International Credit Union Day (ICU) - under the theme Local Service. Global Reach. ICU Day is a “time to….reflect upon the credit union movement’s history, promote its achievements, recognize the hard work and share member experiences.” She should use the opportunity to fund the initial capital for the first credit union in the Turks and Caicos Islands for TCI Civil Servants - TCI Civil Service Credit Union (TCI CSCU) as was the announced intention of the PNP administration when the bill was passed in 2016. Credit Unions have been a game changer for financial inclusion

and empowerment, but it is simply not enough to put in place the legislative framework. Government must now actively promote the sector as a vehicle for domestic capital formation. It must also incentivise private enterprise to support financial inclusion for workers through thrift schemes. Unfortunately, an opportunity was botched by the recent Service Charge Ordinance to assist hotel works by contributing a portion of the Service Charge to a compulsory saving scheme for workers.

Hon. Washington Misick, Opposition Leader

PROVO GOLF CLUB Provo Golf Club is seeking a suitably qualified individual to fill the following opening. Only candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be considered.

GOLF PROFESSIONAL JOB SUMMARY •Provide competent golf instruction to members and guests. •Run Golf Clinics for larger groups needing instruction. •Assist with organizing charity golf events at PGC. •Fully co-ordinate group events from start to finish. •Assist in tournament sales and set up. •Assist in a variety of other Professional Golf duties at PGC. REQUIREMENTS •Must have membership in PGA of America or Canada. •Strong computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher. •Minimum (2) years or more experience as a Golf Professional. •Proven organizational skills. The salary for this position is $550.00 weekly. Please submit applications to: Veronica Rigby, Provo Golf Club, 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 Interest 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. This is a seasonal position. Closing date for application is September 16th, 2019.


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Commissioner tells cops to act with integrity or find another job By Todeline Defralien Act with integrity and serve your community or find another job! That’s the strong message Police Commissioner, Trevor Botting has issued to police officers, adding that those who are accused of wrong-doing will be investigated. “Let’s be really clear on this, if people aren’t going to act with integrity and are not going to serve their communities in this force well then its best that they look for another job. This is not a threat, but it is what’s going to happen. If any police officer doesn’t have integrity then literally, they are nothing. The people/public see it and I know the

public interest and in some way this doesn’t help in people having confidence in us, but I also wanted to look at it the other way that we are willing to deal with our own,” he explained at a recent press conference. “If someone needs investigating, than investigate them.” When asked about the process of accountability once accusations are made about the police, Commissioner Botting said, “The Police Force is a cross section of society and there’s no perfect way of deciding whether a person, when we recruit them, is every going to do something with that intent in the future. Every (police) force in every place will have misconduct issues.” He added: “The other thing it

says about the Force is to tackle it and deal with it and that is our important message as well. If you’re at the point where you can accept that we’re going to have some officers who may make the wrong and stupid decisions, then the next thing is are you as a force ready to tackle it. It is my responsibility around misconduct and we have a number of officers that are either on admin leave or suspended. I don’t like it and I don’t take any joy of doing it. These people aren’t convicted yet, so I am not going to say that they’ve done wrong, but they are under investigation.” Botting expressed his confidence in newly appointed Deputy Commissioner of Police Rodney Adams,

Commissioner of Police Trevor Botting stating that he is confident that he will take the same lead that he did in the past.

Securing of properties and construction during hurricane season The Department of Planning wishes to inform the general public that it is the responsibility of the proprietor to ensure that construction sites and each property is properly secured. Hurricane season begins from the 1st of June and ends on the 30th of November. The Department of Planning is advising that members of the General public shall secure all lose materials, brace/ strap down containers

that are not anchored down and remove any debris on your construction sites or Properties to the public dump. Also, special attention must be taken to remove lose debris stored on your properties such as old zinc or discarded materials, as they have the potential to be hurdled around in the form of a missile, during a hurricane or strong winds. Building materials suppliers

and contractors are advised to keep all building materials, construction equipment and freight containers stored in a safe storage or removed from the site to a safe location upon hurricane approaching the islands. In an effort to promote the safety of each individual and ensure minimal impact to property and life, the Planning Department is seeking compliance to this notice. Furthermore,

if you are aware of such locations and/or activities, that may be contrary to this notice, please contact the Department to lodge an official complaint via Ph. (649)338-2203 or Providenciales Ph. (649) 338- 4335 or email rlcharles@gov. tc . Our staff remains committed to working along with the General Public to maintain a safe built environment and we anticipate your full cooperation in this matter.

VACANCY - Quality Assurance Executive We require an experienced individual to fill the position of Quality Assurance Executive at Turks and Caicos First Insurance Company (TCFIC) Ltd. Reporting to the General Manager, the successful candidate will support the company with technical expertise, establishing, measuring and maintaining quality procedures and standards, assisting with company targets that have been set. Qualification & Experience: •Bachelor’s Degree in Management Studies, Administration or Marketing. •Pursuing ACII or equivalent qualifications. •Minimum of six (6) GCE/CXC subjects or equivalent. •Minimum of five (5) years (current) experience in the general insurance industry •in the areas of underwriting, reinsurance and claims. Required Competencies: •High level of human relations and time management skills. Job may occasionally require working outside of regular hours. •The ability to work on own initiative with proven organisational skills. •Proven problem-solving skills and attention to detail. •The ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form, and deal with the public and internal clients courteously and professionally. •Sound knowledge of all classes of insurance policies. •Knowledge of economic and social trends pertinent to insurance underwriting and claims. •Computer skills – with experience in operating a General Insurance System (The UnderWriter), word processing and spreadsheet software programmes. •Supervisory training would be an asset. Salary ranges between US$45,000 and US$50,000.00. Role is a new position. Application together with resume should be sent by Monday, 09 September 2019 to: The General Manager Turks & Caicos First Insurance Company Ltd Box 80, T & C First Building, 3 Parade Avenue, Providenciales Email: hrapplications@icwi.com


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TCI spared from hurricane Dorian By Todeline Defralien The Turks and Caicos Islands is one of many Caribbean Islands spared from hurricane Dorian. Based on earlier projections, Dorian was headed directly towards Turks and Caicos Islands, but it swerved to the east and the tropical storm alert for the Turks and Caicos Islands was discontinued on Wednesday August 28th, 2019. During a press briefing hosted by His Excellency the Governor, Nigel Dakin, Hon. Ralph Higgs, Minister with responsibility for Disaster Management and Dr. Virginia Clerveaux, Director of DDME, on Wednesday August 28th, said the TCI was luck. Hon. Ralph Higgs said, “We have been monitoring tropical storm Dorian since its appearance on the horizon. I am pleased to report this morning that the latest reports/updates from the Bahamas MAT Center confirms that Tropical storm Dorian has shifted slightly in a northeastern direction which currently takes it out of the direction path of the Turks & Caicos Islands. We would indeed feel some slight after effects or situations as a result of the passage of Dorian.” Higgs said that having been spared the direct hit by Dorian does not give TCI any reason to be complacent. “We must indeed continue on the path of preparedness and as you are aware, we are still in the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season which means between now and the end of the peak season storms can appear on the horizon,” Higgs said. Higgs further urged persons in the community to be aware of the

Virginia I. Clerveaux, Director of the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME), Hon. Ralph Higgs, Minister with responsibility for Disaster Management and His Excellency the Governor, Nigel Dakin emergency shelters across the Turks and Caicos Islands and those particularly in their communities, family’s emergency plan and business owners’ continuity plans. “Your government will continue to move proactively to ensure that our country is ready to face any scenarios of natural hazards in the 2019 hurricane season. I would encourage persons to use this as a trial run and go again and tweak your preparation plans, know your system and ensure that you are in a position to execute them should a storm occur.” Dr. Virginia Clerveaux said it is most important for persons to remember that storms are very unpredictable. “What I do not want persons to do is take it for granted that the

storm can shift again and relax and stop preparing. The same intensity that we use to prepare for the tropical storm, we need to continue to prepare for any event that may face us for the duration of the hurricane season. We could have been drenched with rainfall. The fact that the Turks and Caicos Islands is in a low lying area we could have flood. Flooding would not have been an indication that our drainage system is not working. It would be the opposite, and would actually be the amount of rainfall we would have experienced in a very short time,” she explained. Clerveaux added that her department was anticipating and preparing for the worst case scenario in an event that a storm did occur. Governor Dakin said he was

impressed by DDME’s properly datadriven approach to making decisions. “I could watch the gear box of what was happening in the country, around the region in terms of information and I could also watch what was happening back in the United Kingdom (UK) in terms of support. This hurricane is not just moving past the Turks and Caicos Islands but also all the other overseas territories in the Caribbean. If the storm does change the direction tomorrow and it could, we’re still in a good position to bring in support rapidly behind it. What we didn’t choose to do is bring forward base military here in advance of this tropical storm, better to call on them when we believe that we’re going to face a serious hurricane,” he said.

• Hold meetings with local providers to discuss issues arising with the use of pharmaceuticals. • Recommend ways to improve the use of pharmaceutical data to assist with management of the plan. • Performing other related duties as may be required from time to time.

PHARMACIST POSITION SUMMARY This is a professional position, which has responsibility for all pharmaceutical matters arising in connection with the administration of the National Health Insurance Plan. The pharmacist is required to manage and implement initiatives to improve a range of aspects related to the management of the pharmaceutical benefit of the National Health Insurance Plan. He/she is deemed to be performing satisfactorily when the outputs for this position are achieved. This includes but is not limited to curtailing the growth of expenditure on pharmaceuticals. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Propose and implement initiatives to rationalize and streamline the current drug benefit policy • Review requests for special approval of non-formulary drugs and make recommendations to the Medical Director in line with the National Health Insurance Ordinance and best practices. • Assist with relevant questions that arise during the overseas treatment claims verification process. • Identify and resolve areas of abuse by both providers and clients • Complete the NHIP drug formulary • Continuously review and update the NHIP drug formulary based on principles of cost effectiveness and quality of care. • Recommend improvements to the current pharmaceutical claims submission system • Make recommendations for policy changes, strategic orientation and operational adjustments with a view towards the long term sustainability and effectiveness of the plan. • Propose a formula for determining the reimbursement for pharmaceuticals. • Audit pharmacies to ensure adherence to NHIP stipulations • Propose initiatives to curtail fraud, waste and abuse in the NHIP pharmaceutical benefit • Work with the relevant NHIP personnel to develop public education efforts focused on the appropriate use of pharmaceuticals.

REQUIRED EDUCATION EXPERISE/SKILLS This position requires: • A Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy or equivalent. • At least four (4) years post qualification experience • Administrative experience is an asset • Must be able to use Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Power Point etc.). • Excellent team player with team building skills. • Excellent written and oral communication skills. • Ability to deliver to strict deadlines and to work under pressure. Salary: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. $36,000.00 per annum. All Applications should be addressed to: Sheena Smith-Yip National Health Insurance Board Salt Mills Plaza Providenciales Turks and Caicos Islands British West Indies Email: recruitment@tcinhip.tc Please ensure the application clearly demonstrates how you meet the noted qualifications as applicants will be screened based on the information provided. Resumes with current contact information must be accompanied by a Cover Letter and two letters of reference (one preferably from a former employer) as well as copies of educational certificates and a copy of the Passport photo page, National Turks & Caicos Islander Status Card (where applicable). Shortlisted candidates must submit a Police Certificate. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants who applied for any of the above listed positions, do not have to reapply. After submitting application to National Health Insurance Board Human Resource department, Qualified Belongers may also submit a copy of their applications to the Commissioner of Labour & Immigration Board. APPLICATION DEADLINE: 14th September, 2019


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Popular vegan restaurant ‘Retreat Kitchen’ closes

By Todeline Defralien Retreat Kitchen, popular vegetarian cafe and juice bar located in Ports of Call Plaza, Grace Bay is closing its doors after just over two years of operation. Sisters and business partners, Lindsay and Laura Mensen told The SUN they will be shifting their brand and focusing on plant-based catering, special dinner events, more pop up bars and wellness retreats and a cookbook as their next venture. The owners shared the news of their closure in a Facebook post on Sunday August 25th. During an interview, the owners said, “What we’ve discovered with our kitchen is that it really needs to be a full blown restaurant for it to be properly successful and we are not necessarily interested in going that far with it. It is a lot of work for not a lot back, and we know that we can put our efforts and energy elsewhere and get more out of it.” Furthermore the owners are encouraging their customers locally and tourist alike to continue their health journeys and eating right. “The last two and a half years could not have been possible without everyone in the community coming in and spreading the good word. We want people to continue in their health journeys and we also kind of felt like we were a part of putting some serious help on the map here in Turks and Caicos and we would love for people to continue on that and to stay tuned with what we are doing. There could be workshops,

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Lindsay and Laura Mensen, sisters and business partners cooking classes, we might do some our staff. We have been blessed to have online stuff, we would like to put out a such incredible and hard working people cook book, so we really want people to with us for this whole journey and 100% stay tuned in to how we shift the brand could not have come this far without and where the food elements get to come them. The support, advice, helping in still,” they explained. hands extends well beyond our kitchen Both owners said the closure walls as well. There are so many of you took a lot of discussion, deliberation, and that have lent a hand or helped to shape deep soul questioning. and create what Retreat Kitchen is.” In addition, they will be The Yogi duos have been in expanding the yoga studio with a small the health and wellness world for over renovation, adding a micro cafe along a decade. They began Wellness Retreats with expanding the boutique. Juices, in Turks and Caicos in 2008 on the small smoothies, coffees, teas, healthy grab private island of Ambergris Cay. Their and go foods and special offerings will be passion for island life, yoga and holistic available for their customers all day long. wellness evolved to become their brand The owners thanked the “Retreat”. community and their staff for all of the ` Persons who are interested in support throughout the years. booking their services are encouraged to “We must make mention of visit their website at www.retreatkitchentc. our incredible Retreat Kitchen family, com.

IMMEDIATE OPENING Manager of Travel Industry Sales * The Palms Turks and Caicos is a 72-suite luxury resort, which features elegantly appointed luxury rooms, with one, two and three-bedroom suites. World class amenities include a 25,000 square foot spa, banquet facilities and two signature restaurants. The Manger of Travel Industry Sales is a key part of our U. S. based sales team, responsible for group and leisure sales. Requirements: •Post-secondary degree or equivalent qualification by experience •Strong written and verbal skills with documented responsibility for promotions, sales and marketing. •5-7 yrs. in luxury travel/hospitality sales, with established relationships with top luxury wholesalers, travel agents, incentive houses, and meeting planners •Must have experience selling luxury Caribbean properties and understand wholesalers, FIT and high-end travel agency professionals. •Must understand sales metrics and reporting •Must be able and willing to work all days and shift Duties Include: •Analyzing sales and marketing statistics to determine profitability of sold business and opportunities within target markets •Negotiating and closing contracts, with approval of Director of Sales and Marketing, with key customers •Creating 100% guest satisfaction and delivery of Regent experience •Communicating sales and guest information to departments as appropriate •Identify potential customers, initiate contract, and make sales call •Conduct on-site tour sales presentation in accordance with brand standards Starting salary $40,000- 60,000 per annum not including service charge Executive Chef * Requirements: •10 years’ experience as an Executive Chef in luxury resort. •Post-secondary degree or equivalent qualification by experience. • Formal culinary degree or formal apprenticeship. •Proven managerial experience in a fine dining environment. •Practical creativity to provide innovative entrees and developing new, unusual market driven menus while meeting profit goals of property and menu engineering. •Previous responsibility for food purchasing, including negotiating prices. •Prior experience standardizing recipes, plating instructions and costing. •Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts. Duties Include: •Participate in the development and implementation of business strategies for Food and Beverage including development of annual budget, monitoring actual versus budgeted

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expenses and recommending menu pricing. •Develop and implement menu and dining strategies. •Prepare reports summarizing food and beverage profitability, customer satisfaction, etc. •Lead monthly staff meetings. Salary $55,000.00 per annum/Commensurate with qualification and experience. General Manager * Requirements include: •Functions as the Strategic Business Leader of the resort. Position oversees the development and implementation of departmental strategies and ensures implementation of the brand service strategy and brand initiatives. Focuses on target customer needs, employee satisfaction, growing revenues and maximizing financial performance of the resort. •A keen understanding of marketing / public relations / advertising strategies, and the ability to create sales and marketing plans. •At least 12 years’ experience in managerial role at high-end hotel/resort with in-depth knowledge of luxury marketing, sales. Brand experience a must. •Sound knowledge of all aspects of resort operation and finance. •Exceptional verbal, written and strategic planning skills. •Strong organization skills. •Ability to effectively direct labor productivity. •Financial management skills e.g., ability to analyze P&L statements, develop operating budgets, forecasting and capital expenditure planning. •Ability to use standard software applications and hotel systems – Opera (Fidelio), Micros. •Strategic planning skills. •Ability to evaluate business trends, determine applicability to customer profile and modify business strategies accordingly. •Ability to take constructive action without relying on directions from others. •Ability to network and build relationships to grow the business. •Strong problem-solving skills; encourages new innovative solutions when appropriate. •Must be willing and available to work all days and shifts. Duties include: •Responsible for strategic planning and long-term vision and projects •Oversee day to day management of entire resort including development and implementation of process and management guidelines. •Occasional travel abroad representing the resort in marketing and public relations tradeshows. •Review financial data and prepare executive reports for owners and international management company. Oversee managerial and other staff to ensure high guest satisfaction and employee retention. Salary $100,000.00 per annum/Commensurate with qualification and experience.

*POSITIONS MARKED WITH (*) ARE POSITIONS CURRENTLY HELD BY A WORK PERMIT HOLDER. Interested applicants can apply in person at The Palms’ Human Resources Department on Monday through Friday between 9am – 5pm, resumes can also be dropped off to the employment center. Please bring along with you an updated resume that will be attached to your completed application form. Applicants can also email their resumes to careers@thepalmstc.com Attention: Dian Kennedy, no later than end of day, Monday 9th, September 2019. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at 946-8666 Ext. 30146.


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NCS joins forces with Vigo by Western Union By Todeline Defralien NCS, the largest provider remittance services in the Turks and Caicos Islands, recently strengthened its product offerings by forging a strategic alliance with Vigo by Western Union. This essentially means that customers can now send and receive money through Money Gram and Western at any of NCS’s locations. Commenting on the new partnership, NCS owner and CEO Nelson Christian (Chris) Stokes said, “A big part of what we do and what the business has been built on is remittances and an opportunity came up for NCS Financial Services Group to enter a relationship with Western Union through its brand ‘Vigo’, to bring another world class product to and brand to the Turks and Caicos Islands and to really give residents here greater choice and also to set ourselves up to where as technology develops and evolves, we are in a position to deliver the best products and services, or make them available to persons resident in the Turks and Caicos Islands.” Stokes said he started the business here in October 2008 with what was at the time a very small remittance service in Turks and Caicos. “We have been through the ups and downs and we have grown to where now we offer services to a wide base of Andre Largie, Western Union’s Director for the Caribbean, Antoinette Thomas of NCS eMoney Services, Franklin Gutiérrez Cruz, Head of Operations - Caribbean at persons, with the simple objective of Western Union, Kayon Stokes, Chief systems and Financial Officer, NCS Enterprises and NCS owner and CEO Chris Stokes being inclusive, providing financial services to the unbanked and under Largie said NCS and Western market. Director bank service is a flat fee NCS has 3 locations, Downtown banked people who cannot normally union are both in the business to grow. of $10.00 in 48 hours to send to banks in Butterfield Square, Leeward Highway access these products, and those who can “Western union will expand over 60 countries around the world. (before Beaches Round about), and access it through the traditional means. our Western Union brand in the market NCS|eMoney Services offers a Grace Bay, Queens Landing (across from We provide value propositions that but if you have a mission of being range of financial services, International Gourmet Supermarket), and Sub-Agents deliver greater value to them.” where your customers are, then given Money Transfers, Domestic/International in Grand Turk, Cee’s Supermarket, South Stokes told The SUN that they that NCS has garnered for themselves a Bill Payments, and International Caicos, Seaview Market and North Caicos, want to let customers know that this very sizeable share of the market via the Transfers. Digicel TCI. product is available at NCS locations, service that they provide to customers, it although the traditional Western Union is important for us to be here as well and remains in the market and remains we have managed to achieve that with strong. our Vigo brand,” he said. He continued: “Today with this Franklin Gutiérrez Cruz, Head of relationship we feel now that we have Operations - Caribbean at Western Union a potent range of options. Anything spoke about the services that Western that you need for remittance services Union’s Vigo brand will have to offer to The Ministry of Border Control and Employment is reminding should be able to find it here and that is its customers. employers, as well as the general public, that the Immigration important. We are going to be stepping “By adding Vigo to the mix of Ordinance 2015 which was brought into force on April 1, 2016 into other areas and we want to be able to services that NCS offers we are getting established new conditions for advertising jobs which must be help people to own their own, have their one step closer to our customers. We insurance and finance their business but are now offering a service that is very met when recruiting new staff or seeking a work permit renewal. for now, when you come through these friendly for a user. You can come to our doors you will find the best services in NCS locations and transact without the For clarity, Section 28 (2) of the Immigration Ordinance states the the world and they will be delivered with need of filling out any complex forms following. unparallel good customer service.” and everything will be done verbally Stokes said this partnership is with the customer service representative an opportunity to generate volume and at the point of sale. It will also offer a The advertisement condition is satisfied if the employer has value growth for each party. very competitive price with a create advertised the position in at least two consecutive issues of a Meantime, Andre Largie, variety of destinations and we can pay newspaper published in and sold or distributed on the Islands Western Union’s Director for the Vigo transactions at any of the Western Caribbean explained the difference Union locations in the globe. The Vigo and the advertisement— between the traditional Western Union customers can now benefit from seven and Vigo. days of service here at NSC and also (a) describes the nature of the position available in sufficient “Vigo is a brand of Western persons can do transactions directly to a detail to enable persons reading the advertisement to have a Union; Western Union is our flagship so bank account in different markets in the it operates in an exclusive environment. world in a service about 48 hours,” he reasonable indication of the nature of the work and conditions What is important to us as a business is explained. of employment; to have our service available where our The SUN was informed that customers are and so NCS has cultivated currently NCS offers a payroll card that (b) contains the name of the employer and details of the a very strong customer base. They allows contractors to put their payroll operate multiple remittance brands and money for their workers on a card and whereabouts of the office or other place to which the application in this kind of environment, Vigo is the workers can visit any NSC office to collect is to be submitted together with contact details, including brand that we use to enter into this type cash payments. telephone and fax numbers and an email address; of a relationship with a player that carries “We are working on putting in place a multiple brands and where we can offer license and I think that we are just about (c) sets out clearly the salary package relating to the position; the services to customers.” there, that would allow persons to leave He added: “As far as the money on the card and that is different differentiation, Vigo is powered by from a remittance transaction. When (d) invites prospective applicants who are Islanders to send copies Western Union so the transactions are you’re ready to take of cash or swipe it of their applications to the Board; and paid out in Western Union’s network, to pay for your goods, that is coming. the back in processes to validate the That very product is in the works with us transactions and do all of the checks and now,” CEO Chris Stokes added. (e ) state whether the position is currently held by a work permit balances from a compliance standpoint, The partnership of Western Union, Vigo holder. that’s all as if it was a regular Western and NCS changes the game as it enables union transaction. It is truly powered greater choice for customers and opening For further information or questions, please refer to the following end-to-end, but the brand that we use doors for persons to connect across the in this type of environment where the globe with loves ones. agent offers multiple services is ‘Vigo’. It Prices to send on Vigo starts at Website: http://www.gov.tc/work-permits or email address: is the same quality, speed and security.” $4.00 which is amongst the best in the

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TCHTA members partner with youth centre to inspire young people across the TCI Several members of the Turks & with TCHTA Members and we’re grateful Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association for all of the support we’ve received this (TCHTA) have joined forces with the summer and in summers past.” Edward Gartland Youth Centre this Continuing to speak about the summer to host inspirational programs partnerships, Wake-Forbes said, “This year we have had a number of resorts and exercises. The Hartling Group, Wymara and other association members partner Resort, Beaches, Amanyara, Grace Bay with us to deliver an array of exciting Car Rentals and several other association summer programs. The Hartling Group members all came together to host facilitated two phenomenal sessions sessions at the youth facility with the with our Boys and Girls Camps catering aim of empowering and inspiring local to 40+ young people under the themes of youngsters. ‘Letting Your Light Shine’ and ‘Knowing The downtown Providenciales- Your Worth’. They were also an integral based recreational centre has benefitted part of the Caribbean House Evolution from a long relationship with the TCHTA DJ Workshop event that saw young kids and its members. This year, the centre’s master the art of being a Disc Jockey”. calendar has been filled with activities Other key partnerships included and events planned in coordination with Amanyara resort, which assisted with the TCHTA partners. Director Roxann Wake- centre’s Girls Empowerment program by Forbes says, “The centre is thrilled to providing food and a venue for an Antihave forged such amazing partnerships bullying Movie Night; Wymara Resort &

Villas, which hosted a dinner and made a very generous donation to help with the fundraising element of the Caribbean House Evolution festival; and Beaches Resort, which sponsored an event for Mandela Day where they came to the centre and spent time with the children, educating them on the importance of the historic day. The centre has been working with TCHTA Members as well as other organizations for many years with the aim to provide valuable tools for personal growth to the young people that utilize the facility. CEO of the TCHTA, Stacy Cox, was excited about the partnerships between association members and the Youth Centre: “We commend our members for leading the way and jumping at the opportunity to collaborate with the Edward Gartland Youth Centrewhich

caters so many young minds. We hope that these partnerships continue to inspire the kids there but also serve as an encouragement for other members to follow and continue to support those important programs.” The last few years have seen these partnerships flourish as they, in turn, see the results of the importance of community involvement. “We would like to express a heartfelt thank you to all of the participating resorts and also to Grace Bay Car Rentals for always assisting us with transporting our kids all over the island and of course Hemingway’s restaurant always being there when we need them” Wake-Forbes said. “We hope that our long-standing relationships continue for many more years to come. Thank you for your continued support of the Edward Gartland Youth Centre!”


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FortisTCI adding more renewable energy to grid An additional half-megawatt (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) energy generation is connected to the FortisTCI electricity grid in Providenciales following the commissioning of three rooftop installations earlier this month. All three PV systems were installed in conjunction with commercial customers Caicos Depot, Carlisle Supplies, and Grace Bay Car Rental and are a part of the company’s Utility Owned Renewable Energy Program (UORE). Investment costs for the three installations totalled approximately $1.4 million. At 397 kW, the Caicos Depot installation marks the largest UORE project that the company has so far undertaken. To date, FortisTCI has installed 1 MW of rooftop solar PV

in partnership with nine customers through its UORE Program. The UORE program allows participants to save on their energy costs by earning a monthly fixed credit on their utility bill for the use of rooftop space. There is also an annual variable payout based on the generation production of each PV system. The current solar installations have helped FortisTCI avoid 1.5 million pounds of Co2 equivalent emissions and have created a more environmentally friendly Turks and Caicos Islands. Speaking on behalf of Grace Bay Car Rental, Todd Foss said, “When Fortis approached us for this partnership, it was actually a really easy way for Grace Bay Car Rentals and all our associated companies and our staff to take part in what I think will be a great asset to the

A 397kW solar PV system is the largest installation to date. The system was installed in Providenciales in partnership with Caicos Depot through the FortisTCI Utility Owned Renewable Energy (UORE) Program

island in terms of renewable energy. I think it’s also a leading example of what can be done.” Also speaking on the partnership with FortisTCI, owner of Carlisle Supplies Pierre Magnier said, “We are very proud to be a part of this program, and we look forward to seeing many more of these installations throughout Turks and Caicos as Fortis develops its renewable energy programs and its green alternatives.” FortisTCI President and CEO Eddinton Powell said, “We have worked over the past several years to not only prepare for the changing energy landscape in the Turks and Caicos Islands, but also to lead the change. It has required a focus on delivering high quality, reliable, and affordable electricity service, and a commitment

to resiliency and sustainability, which needs strategic investment in people and infrastructure. The company is enthusiastic about the possibilities that renewable energy integration offers and the partnerships we are building. Together, we can create a more sustainable energy future for the country.” In late 2018 and early 2019, FortisTCI worked alongside the Turks and Caicos Islands Government and the Rocky Mountain Institute to develop an Integrated Resource Plan and Resilient National Energy Transition Strategy (R-NETS). These plans will serve as the country’s energy blueprint and propose an optimal mix of generation that includes 33% renewable energy by 2040.

A large commercial installation at Carlisle Supplies, one of nine participants in the FortisTCI Utility Owned Renewable Energy (UORE) Program

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Owner of Carlisle Supplies Pierre Magnier (center left) and his team share a fun moment with FortisTCI President & CEO Eddinton Powell and members of the FortisTCI management and renewable energy teams during the ceremonial commissioning of a newly installed 105 kW solar PV system.

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FortisTCI President & CEO Eddinton Powell (center left) shakes hands with the owner of Grace Bay Car Rental Todd Foss (center right), one of the most recent Utility Owned Renewable Energy (UORE) partners. The two are flanked by FortisTCI executives, Grace Bay Car Rental staff, and installers from Green Revolution


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PLEASE JOIN US AT OUR JOB FAIR ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH AT MARGARITAVILLE AT THE CRUISE CENTER FROM 9:00AM - 3:00PM! Turks and Caicos Nationals (Local) will be prioritized. Please bring a copy of your Status Card, PRC and Residence Permit with you.

WE ARE CURRENTLY HIRING: SHIFT SUPERVISOR

WE ARE CURRENTLY HIRING: BARISTA

Required Knowledge & Skills:

Required Knowledge & Skills:

• Flexible hours including early mornings, evenings, weekends, nights and/or holidays.

• Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.

• Meet store operating policies & standards, including providing quality beverages and food products, cash handling and store safety and security, with or without reasonable accommodation.

• Engage with and understand our customers, including discovering and responding to customer needs through clear and pleasant communication. • Ability to learn quickly. • Strong interpersonal skills. • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and request clarification when needed.

PLEASE EMAIL RESUME / COVER LETTERS Attn: Partner Resource Manager e-mail: jobs@Starbucks.com.jm

APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO EMAIL RESUME PRIOR TO ATTENDING JOB FAIR.

BUTLER Exclusive Vacation Rental & Management Ltd is seeking candidates for the above position. A highly experienced Butler is required to provide full Butler service. Working hours and days will vary, thus we are seeking candidates with a flexible schedule who can work longer hours when required and during holidays. Requirements: Secondary Education at minimum, Certification in Safety Management or Food Safety is a plus. Minimum of two years experience in hospitality, customer service or related field. Must be able to maintain a positive attitude under stressful work conditions. Ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment, willing to work long hours and during holidays. Multi-tasking skill and a “can do” attitude, able to deliver excellent service. Knowledge in housekeeping and trouble shooting skills, good communication and leadership skills.

Job Opening - Seawater Desalination Operator Location: 130 Turtle Cove, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands Seven Seas Water is searching for friendly self-motivated individuals to join a small team operating reverse osmosis seawater desalination water plants on Providenciales. Strong preference given to candidates with experience in electrical, piping, or mechanical disciplines, or prior experience working in plant maintenance at refineries or food/ beverage processing plants. Experience in Reverse Osmosis or other industrial process operations is desirable however applicants can have gained valuable experience in any number of environments including repair or maintenance in facilities, vehicles or marine environments. Responsibilities include data collection and record keeping, electrical, mechanical and facilities maintenance. Working hours are typically8am and 5pm Monday through Friday; however, availability on nights, weekends, and holidays is frequently required.

Remuneration: $8.50 per hour based on experience and qualifications.

BELONGERS NEED APPLY ONLY

Kindly forward resumes and qualifications to oa@fchamberslaw.com, copying same to the Turks and Caicos Islands Labour Department and Immigration Board

Interested candidates who are Turks and Caicos Islanders should also send copies of their applications to the Labour Board and to jobs@7seaswater.comor bring resume to the Leeward Water Office in Turtle Cove Landing.


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LOCAL NEWS Grand Turk is slowly being burned down. It’s time to put out the fires for good On the 25th August 2019, Grand Turk reported 3 overnight fires. When I was a child, I remember hearing about regular fires in Grand Turk. That was during the mid to late 70’s, when persons had to literally fight for many of the political rights that we enjoy today. A few weeks ago, shortly after Grand Turk experienced another fire, a Grand Turk resident stated that for her entire life, Grand Turk had experienced frequent fires. She’s in her 40’s. For at least 4 decades, Grand Turk has been slowing burning down. On hearing about the most recent fires, a former Grand Turk resident said that “this makes no sense. Someone has to do something and do it fast. Grand Turk cannot continue like this.” It cannot, and that’s why it’s important that law enforcement do everything in its power to solve this case as soon as

possible and take those responsible off the streets. If left unchecked, Grand Turk will be reduced to cinders and ashes. If anyone has any information regarding the cause of these fires, I strongly encourage you to call Crime Stoppers or the Police and tell them what you know. This is the quickest way to end the fires in Grand Turk. I’ve heard that there is at least one person who has been diagnosed as a pyromaniac – i.e. a person with an obsessive desire to set things on fire – in Grand Turk. If this is indeed the case, then it is incumbent upon the Ministry of Health to get the person(s) the level of medical treatment needed for them to stop being a threat to themselves and/ or a menace to society. This is a moral responsibility of Government. Also, since Grand Turk

has experienced a high number of arsons over the last 40 years, I call on Government to conduct a study into the root cause of this issue. Such a study will give Government the answers it needs to put an end to the fires in Grand Turk for good. When I visited Grand Turk during the week of the 5th August, I was saddened to see the state that it’s been left in since the hurricanes of 2017. It broke my heart. However, I’m sure that whatever I felt, it paled in comparison to what Grand Turk’s residents feel every day, as he who feels it, knows it. That’s why I’m committed to relocating to the nation’s Capital on becoming a Minister. What Grand Turks needs from the Government is a sustained focus on addressing its issues, and the Progressive National Party is committed to delivering that, and I’m

E. Jay Saunders committed to helping drive it from on the ground in Grand Turk. We cannot stand around and watch Grand Turk, ravaged by hurricanes, get burned down. It’s time we to put out the fires for good.

Don Kelbick hosts 3rd Annual Youth Basketball Camp By Kililah Bromley Former basketball coach for approximately 20 NBA players and inventor of the Attack & Counter development system, Don Kelbick hosted a week-long basketball camp for the youths of the Edward Gartland Youth Center from August 19th to August 23rd, 2019. ` He has been coming to the Turks and Caicos Islands to serve the youth through the Don Kelbick’s Drill Skills and Basketball Camp for three (3) years. In an interview with The SUN, Kelbick mentioned that Jarrett Forbes, the Director Sports, contacted him and asked him for assistance. Kelbick said he and Forbes have been friends for a while and both lived in Miami. “When he came back here, one

of the things that he wanted to do was to give kids better outlets, so I asked him how I can help. This is what we came up with,” Kelbick said. Speaking about sharing and teaching the youth the importance of basketball, Kelbick said, “The life it’s given me is a life that really anybody can have. I try to share that with as many people as I can.” He strives to offer the youth of the camp the opportunity to learn basketball skills in hopes that they will reap the same benefits that basketball has given him. “I try to teach them skills but in reality I try to teach a mentality and about life. Everything that happens on the basketball court has a partner in life.” The Don Kelbick Drill Skills and Basketball Camp is one of the many camps that NBA skills coach Don Kelbick hosts

Coach Kelbick seen showing youths practice drills for the youths and adults alike. Due to his passion for basketball and need to help today’s youth, Kelbick decided to use his 40 years worth of basketball knowledge to

mentor at basketball camps throughout the United States and in various parts of the world.

TURKS TELECOM & FIBRE SOLUTIONS LTD.

TURKS & CAICOS WATER COMPANY LIMITED

FIBRE OPTIC TECHNICIAN Responsible for installation and maintenance of fiber optic networks in commercial and residential settings.

Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Technician •Applicant must have 5+ years’ experience working in the M.E.P field •Strong electrical skills, 3 phase 480vt, low voltage, and communication wiring •Control panel wiring, sensor replacement and calibration experience •Sewerage lift station and waste water blower maintenance •Read and understand equipment manuals •Works well in adverse conditions •Self-motivated and works well with others •Valid TCI driver’s license •Wages $15 per hour

Location: #14B Chalk Sound, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands

KEY DUTIES + RESPONSIBILITIES •Installations, troubleshooting, and maintenance of all fiber optic systems to ensure full functionality. •Conducting regular inspections of the systems with the aim of locating and repairing any defects detected during the inspections •Ability to work safely on overhead (heights) and underground fibre networks. •Ability to use hand and power tools competently and safely. •Ability to maintain and interpret records of daily work logs and fiberoptic network design maps •Ability to operate communication devices and company vehicles in accordance with company policies •Ensure all company health and safety guidelines are adhered. •Perform other related tasks as assigned. REQUIREMNETS •1-3 years’ experienced preferred •Certified Fibre Optic Technician •Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. •Valid driver’s license. •Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications •Ability to work extended hours including evening/weekend (overtime) as needed. Resumes must be accompanied by a cover letter and two reference letters (One preferably from a former employer). Applications should be address to The Director, Human Resources, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands and sent to TTFSLtd@gmail.com This position is new Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders can send copies of their resume to the Labour Board. SALARY: To Be Determined APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 6TH, 2019

is looking to fill the following full-time positions

Mechanic / stores keeper •Applicant must have 5+ years’ experience working as a mechanic certifications preferred •Basic welding skills required •Strong skills to rebuild electrical motors (to 200 HP) & pumps. Read and understand maintenance manuals. •Maintain vehicle fleet and heavy equipment, backhoes, forklifts & trucks •Maintain shop machinery and tools •Maintain critical spare parts inventory in Excel •Works well in adverse conditions •Self-motivated and works well with others •Valid TCI driver’s license •Wages $15 per hour Plant Operator Apprentice •Applicant will train under multiple plant operators and multiple shifts •Strong communication skills •Works well in adverse conditions •Responsible for collecting plant data, general cleaning and equipment maintenance •Control and monitor desalination and waste water equipment •Self-motivated and works well with others •Valid TCI driver’s license •Wages $9 per hour Please submit applications to: Veronica Rigby, Turks & Caicos Water Company Limited, 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. Deadline for submission of applications is September 16th, 2019. Belongers only need apply.


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CashWiz TCI hosts annual back to school giveaway By Todeline Defralien CashWiz Pawn Shop which operates in both Grand Turk and Providenciales, hosted its annual back to school giveaway event. The events were held in Providenciales on Saturday August 24th from 11a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Turquoise Point Plaza; know as Robbie Been Plaza, Downtown 2005 pawn store location and on Saturday August 30th at Grand Turk’s location.

Students received backpacks, writing books, pencils, rulers, erasers, lunch boxes and more to start their new school year in style. Robert Been, local shareholder of CashWiz told The SUN that this year they will be catering to over 300 students on both Providenciales and Grand Turk. He said, “We’ve been doing this for the past few years and this time we have increased the number of back packs, lunch boxes and also added some extra school supplies. It’s all about the youth

CAREER OPPORTUNITY Do you aspire to build a thriving hospitality career at one of the leading luxury resorts in the Caribbean? Are you a self-motivated, talented team-player, interested in joining a dynamic team? The Amanyara Resort invites all suitable candidates to apply for the following positions: MARINE BIOLOGIST •Responsible for the Amanyara conservation initiatives; Turtle tagging, Adopt-a-Coral (reef restoration) and education outreach. •Guides the Amanyara turtle tagging trips and maintains/ communicates all reseach data in parternship with the Marine Conservation Society UK. •Develops onsite activities for guests such as kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, paddle-boarding, Sea bob etc. •Responsible for the protection of the coral reef, and protection of the marine and costal environment, removal of garbage that affects marine life •Educate guest on Marine life and ecosystems •Creates monthly “Words from our Marine Biologist” for guest arrival letter, Villa monthly newsletter and updates the Resort activity booklet annually or whenever appropriate. •Works with outside companies to ensure high level of service for guests when booking and following through on the activity. •Organises and delivers education outreach initiatives: presentations at schools, donations, creating partnerships with educational organisations related to Marine life. •Assists in organising Amanyara’s participation in select community events.

at the end of the day, and of course there are a number of youth that look forward to go back to school and they want to have the newest gears, books and just to have that good feeling to motivate them and if they don’t have it at home. We are here to give back to the community.” Been said the company wants to continue to support the youth of Turks and Caicos and keep them more motivated in school, adding that the feedback from the parents is always encouraging.

“Last year the feedback was awesome. A lot of the parents actually came and said that they are grateful for the opportunity because they were lost and didn’t know where they were going to get the school supplies with all of the other bills that they were currently dealing with. This is actually a way to take away some of that pressure/load off of the parents moving forward. These bags are ready to go and the parents only have to purchase the kids’ text books.”

•Coordinates guest speakers and involvement with community/ research projects. •Adheres to all policies regarding environmental suistainability, health and safety, etc. and recommends changes when necessary. •Assist with the management of the day to day operation of the Nature Discovery Centre. •Implement strategic programs to enhance guest experience at the Nature Discovery Centre •Enforcing saftery measure that will protect the ecosystem Requirements: •At least a Bachelor’s degree in science/marine biology or related field •Minimum of 3 years in a marine science environment •PADI Master Dive Certificate, powerboat level two certification, CPR/EFR certification & driver’s license •Experience with the following watersports: kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, paddle-boarding •Must be a highly responsible, self-motivated, creative, energetic & physically fit •Proficient command (oral and written) of English; Portuguese, Spanish orGerman is an advantage Salary: $4300.00 per month, plus service charge *Candidates must be available to work 6 days a week, weekends, and holidays. Suitable candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter & resume with the following attachments: Valid Police Record, Passport Bio Page, Proof of TCI status i.e. PRC, Belonger Status Card and Naturalization Certificate. Human Resources Amanyara Resort Northwest Point, Providenciales E: amanyara.training@aman.com Prospective applicants are also asked to send copiesof curriculum vitae to Employment Services Department. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


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The Diabetic Diet By Dr. Marsha Barnett

what your particular situation might be.

fats. Vegetarian meat substitutes are also good options but make sure it’s not too high in fat and the same rules for meal preparation apply.

Being told that you have •Healthy Carbs diabetes can be life changing. In fact, Carbohydrates are many times many persons are devastated by the news seen as the enemy. This is because as they know they will have to make whether simple carbs such as bread and •Good fats. Foods containing unsaturated changes to their lifestyles and especially pasta, or complex carbs such as yams and fats can help lower your cholesterol to their diet if they are going to get real other tubers; during digestion, they are levels. These include avocados, almonds, control of their blood sugar. broken down to simple sugars and are walnuts, and canola and olive oils. This is extremely important therefore able to increase the blood sugar. However, moderation is key as these are as good sugar control will ensure good Since controlling blood sugar levels is at still fats and therefore relatively high in long-term health. However, as daunting the center of managing diabetes, it is calories. as the prospect may seem, a diabetes diet essential that you have foods that will simply means eating the healthiest foods not spike blood sugar levels. What should you avoid? in moderate amounts and sticking to This means avoiding sweet regular mealtimes! juices, pastry, large servings of white Because diabetes increases rice, bread or pasta and instead having your risk of heart disease and stroke by Why is diet important? carbohydrates that don’t have the effect accelerating the development of clogged of rapidly increasing the blood sugars and hardened arteries, you must avoid When you have diabetes, you such as whole grain foods. Carbohydrates foods that are bad for heart. This includes tend to have high blood sugars as your with high fiber content are ideal. This foods high in saturated and trans fats, body does not produce adequate insulin is because fiber helps slow digestion cholesterol and sodium. High-fat dairy to keep your levels normal with the thereby controlling blood sugar levels. products and animal proteins such as Foods high in fiber include vegetables, hot dogs, sausage and bacon contain fluctuations in food intake. Additionally, in type 2 diabetes, fruits, nuts, legumes such as beans, peas saturated fats. Processed snacks, baked the organs tend to be resistant to insulin and lentils and whole-wheat flour. goods, shortening and stick margarines hence greater amounts of insulin are contain trans fats. You must also avoid required to handle sugars, but also fats •High Quality Protein foods that are high in cholesterol such Protein is important as it helps as fried meats and egg yolk and limit and proteins. If blood glucose isn’t kept in check, it can lead to serious problems, build muscle and is essential for most your sodium by reducing your intake of such as a dangerously high blood glucose functions of the body and brain. Protein processed foods like chips, noodle soups levels and long-term complications, such can be garnered from many sources such and hot dogs. as pork, chicken, beef and milk. However, as nerve, eye, kidney and heart damage. lean cuts of meat are always preferred A simple guide and it’s best to prepare meats with little Now what do you eat? to no oil. Hence frying meats is never a With the guidelines above, it Your doctor or dietician can good idea. Baking, steaming and broiling shouldn’t be difficult to adhere to a diet help you put together a diet based on result in tasty, low-fat protein sources. ideal for diabetics. This is especially true your health goals, tastes and lifestyle. Fish is a great option. It usually has less if you have the help of a dietician or They can also explain portion sizes total fat, saturated fat and cholesterol physician. However, if you do not readily and the calorie intake. Now this is than do meat and poultry. Fish such as have these professionals at your disposal, individualized according to your gender, salmon, mackerel, tuna and sardines a simple plate method might be ideal for weight and activity levels, but there are are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which you. basic guidelines that hold true no matter promote heart health by lowering blood This is an adaptation from the

American Diabetes Association and it suggests that when preparing your plate, fill one-half of it with non-starchy vegetables, such as spinach, carrots and tomatoes. Fill one-quarter with a healthy protein, and the last quarter with a whole-grain carbohydrate. Fruit and low-fat dairy can be had as snacks and water or unsweetened tea is the beverage of choice. It’s important to note however, that a healthy diet is only a part of controlling your diabetes as medications, blood tests to monitor your sugar control and the health of your organs, as well as yearly eye exams are all essential in ensuring your optimal well-being. *Dr. Marsha Barnett is a general practitioner who also specialises in dermatology. For questions or comments, please contact her at drmarshabarnett@ gmail.com, or at Associated Medical Practices - 946-4242

soft landscaping - Ensure that property grounds and car parks are a visibly inviting, safe and aesthetic environment for teams, coaches, spectators, and staff. - Undertake general maintenance tasks in relation to the playing surface and surrounding areas, as well as, within the stadium buildings and offices - Ensure that all projects you are involved with are managed to the highest standards; working with sub-contractors, where required; and ensuring that the quality of site provisions meets the needs of TCIFA’s employees and customers.

Maintenance Worker The Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA) is seeking a Head Grounds Attendant on a full-time basis. The successful candidate will support the Facilities Manager with the delivery of grounds maintenance, associated services, and processes that support the operation and setting of the TCIFA. They will ensure the highest standards of safety of building, landscaping, and grounds maintenance for the TCIFA’s employees and its customers. Job Description & Responsibilities: - To deliver quality grounds maintenance services at the highest standard, in line with TCIFA policies and in compliance with the best practice of the Turks and Caicos Islands legislative, environmental, and certifying authorities. - Maintain high levels of customer service and customer care standards when interacting with customers, staff, supporters and members of the general public. - Prepare and maintain playing and training surfaces to a high standard, undertaking all duties to ensure they are in the best possible condition to facilitate the playing of Football - Under the supervision of the Facilities Manager, be responsible for allocated ground maintenance tasks from start to completion, undertaking the work personally or coordinating with others to ensure its timely completion. - Take action when necessary – under the supervision of the Facilities Manager, where inclement weather or other factors are predicted to ensure that games are played. This may involve action in relation to public areas to ensure safety. - Ensure that the fields and stadiums are prepared correctly for Fixtures and other TCIFA events, while supporting Match day operations i.e. the set up and break down of equipment on field; brushing of Artificial Turf - Ensure that all machinery is maintained and that they are safe and in operable condition, while adhering to the highest health and safety standards. - Assist with lawn service and maintenance of areas around the grounds. This may include: mowing, edging, raking leaves, and other lawn maintenance functions; maintaining a planting program and

Requirements - A minimum of 2 years’ experience with sports turf – a horticultural background would be an advantage, but is not essential - A strong sense of responsibility with good communications is required - Willingness to work outdoors, in all weather conditions - Ability to work as a team member - Must possess a “can do” attitude - Must have a flexible approach to meet the nature and demands of the TCIFA business The Head Grounds Attendant will be required to work, under the supervision of the Facilities Manager, approximately 44 hours per week. However, during match days and other business events, he/she may be required work outside normal office hours, in the evening and on weekends, to a high standard and have a flexible attitude. Salary $1,500.00 - $3,000.00 per month Please direct all applications to: Oliver A. Smith The General Secretary The Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association Venetian Road Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands Email: olivertcifa@gmail.com The above-named position is currently held by a work-permit holder. TCIFA invites and encourages all prospective applicants who are Turks & Caicos Islanders to send their application to the Immigration Board & Labor Commissions. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Deadline: September 2nd, 2019


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It is time for a review on the pathway to citizenship in TCI By Drexwell Seymour As a follow up to my previous article on the enlargement of the voting franchise, it is important that we address and review the path to obtain the Turks and Caicos Islanders Status. After reading the Turks and Caicos Islander Status Ordinance 2015, the voting franchise can easily be enlarged by migrants. The pathway to citizenship by migrants is a contentious issue universally and therefore the citizens should participate and control on how the grant of citizenship should take place. This is no different from the citizens of UK wanting control of immigration and its border and hence their desire to exit the European Union. The current pathway citizenship in TCI

to

Based on the aforementioned ordinance, there are two paths to citizenship namely acquisition by right and acquisition by grant.

of the parents has TCI status and at least one or the parents or grandparents was born in TCI or if a person was “settled” in the island. 3)A person under 18 is adopted by a person who has TCI status. Acquisition by grant occurs when 1)A British overseas territories citizen or a British citizen has a permanent residence certificate for at least 5 years 2)A British overseas territories citizen or a British citizen has been legally resident in the island for a period of 10 years 3)A person’s spouse has status and has been married for 10 years and living in the islands for 2 years. 4)A dependent child whose parents were legal in the country, a person who has acquired British overseas, a person who has been legally in the islands for 10 years and is 18 years old TC Islanders need to make an input or do a referendum

Acquisition by right takes places when 1)A person is born in the islands and one of the parents at the time of birth has TCI Status. 2)A person is born outside TCI and one

When the Turks and Caicos Islands Status Ordinance was introduced, I do not recall if there was any consultation by the locals. I do not even know if this was on the manifesto of the party. When the UK Government was discussing Brexit, a referendum was done by the electorate of UK to determine the outcome. When the

Turks and Caicos Islands Government was seeking for constitutional changes, they had town hall meetings to get input from the people. The pathway to citizenship is a sensitive and topical area and can impact our country for the rest of our lives. Therefore, we must engage the Turks and Caicos Islanders on such matter either through referendum, town hall meetings or on the manifest of the politicians. Focus on permanent residence for migrants and increase citizenry by TCI Diaspora. I am unaware of the background to this Ordinance. Perhaps the Government wanted to regularize migrants. Perhaps the Government wanted to remove some of the uncertainty for migrant residents. Perhaps the Government wanted the residents to feel and be a part of the country. Perhaps the Government wanted to increase the citizenry population. If the intent was for the first three reasons, then the Government should focus on issuing permanent resident status and not citizenship. If the intent is the last reason, then we should be on a campaign to entice and provide incentives to Turks and Caicos Islanders and their descendants

living abroad to invest, live and work in TCI. After all, there are more Turks and Caicos Islanders living abroad than there in TCI. Many migrants see the potential in the country and our doing well. Then it is time for more Turks and Caicos Islanders to participate in this great country. One way to do so is reach out to the TCI Diaspora. Conclusion The pathway to citizenship is not a matter that should be taken lightly. It should not be decided by cabinet only unless it was a campaign issue and people vote for it. Furthermore, it should not be decided by the UK even though we are an overseas territory. We want a say and control on our immigration issues just like the UK electorate voted for in the Brexit referendum. Finally, if the TCIG can ask residents to participate in a survey on the use of plastics and whether or not we should change time, then certainly we should ask our citizens to decide on the pathway to citizenship for others.

Constitutional Independence By Shaun Malcolm A young man that I know in the community who is 18 years old and employed locally, but still living at home with his parents, recently sought my advice and council on how he might resolve some outstanding conflicts he was experiencing with his mother and father. It seems that while living in the home of his parents, he was expected to honor their rules and maintain their standards as a condition of peaceful coexistence. His parents had certain house rules that he was expected to follow about curfew, visitors, the volume of his music, when he was allowed to use their car, how much of his paycheck he was expected to contribute to the family’s expenses and a number of other conditions. Some of their rules and conditions were perfectly understandable, some were not. He was wanting me to help convince his parents that their rules and conditions were too strict, unreasonable and unfair to him. I told him no, and

DATE OPEN: August 28, 2019

that he had it wrong. I explained to him that he lacked the leverage to effectively negotiate with his parents because of the degree to which he was dependent upon his parents. I said that arguing with his parents about their house rules or standards would be a waste of time and fruitless. It was their house; they made the rules and they have had their way for far too long to change now. His goal should be to work as hard as he needs to work to get promoted, get ahead and become financially independent so he can move out of his parent’s house. Then, his parents would no longer have any control or authority over him. He would be free to make his own decisions. If you recognize this story as a parody for the Independence of the TCI, don’t stop reading now. Arguing with the British about the unjust, unfair and disrespectful constitution that they have forced upon us, is a waste of time and fruitless. The British make the rules and they have had

their way for far too long to change now. They will never give us the constitution we seek. We, as Turks & Caicos Islanders, lack the leverage to effectively negotiate with the British because of the degree to which we must depend upon the British. As long as we remain a British Overseas Territory, (read British colony) the British will remain in control, as they have in their other thirteen British Overseas Territories (colonies). Our people, politicians and business leaders would be far better served by focusing our skills, efforts and energy to diversify and expand our economy and our middle class so as to achieve a level of financial security and financial independence that would permit us to sever the chains of colonialism that bind us to Britain without fear of adverse financial consequences. Britain would no longer have any control or authority over the TCI and we would be free to make our own decisions and write our own constitution. The TCI should demand independence from Britain on the

very first day following a reasonable conclusion that we are no longer dependent upon, or in need of, financial support from the Crown. Demanding sovereign independence from Britain before we achieve financial independence, would risk the TCI becoming another Haiti. Diversifying and expanding our economy and our middle class is our direct path to independence and the freedom to choose. May God Bless These Turks and Caicos Islands.

New Testament Preschool

START DATE: September 2019

In Grand Turk

POSITION: Principal Job Requirements: • Must be a practicing Born Again Christian DATE OPEN: August 28, 2019 • Must have at least 5 years teaching experience • Bachelor Degree in Education or equivalent from an accredited institution POSITION:Educational Principal Institution. • Teacher Certificate / Diploma from a recognized • Must have a working knowledge of the A-Beka Curriculum Job Requirements: • Must be familiar with Primary Education within the Caribbean. • COMPENSATION: Salary commensurate with and Born experience  qualifications Must be a practicing Again Christian

Is Seeking an Early Childhood Teacher

Job Entails: START DATE: September 2019 to meet the interest and needs of the individual child and the group •Adapting daily routines •Developing activities that promote literacy and math concepts •Ensuring that the facility and all equipment is clean, well-maintained, and safe •Establishing policies and procedures, including disciplinary policies •Maintaining and scheduling weekly and monthly activities •Providing a classroom environment that encourages parent participation •Providing a safe and secure environment where children feel comfortable  Must have at least 5 years teaching experience •Providing age-appropriate experiences and activities for children, including storytelling, games, and songs This position is currently held by an expatriate worker  Bachelor Degree in Education or equivalent from an accredited institution Must be able to work 5 days a week

Qualified Islanders need only to apply copying applications to the Commissioner Labour &Educational Work Permit  Teacher Certificate / Diploma fromof a recognized Institution. Board Zone 2 Salary is $1200.00 a month  Must have a working knowledge of the A-Beka Curriculum Salary Range: $22,000 - $34,000 per annum  Must be familiar with Primary Education within the Caribbean. 

Must have at least two (2) Years of experience

COMPENSATION: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Please Contact: 432-6295

This along position is currently held by an expatriatetwo worker Suitable Applicants can forward Resumes with copies of Qualifications, (2) Character This position is new Qualified Islanders need only to apply copying applications to the Commissioner of Labour & Work Permit Board References noZone later2than September 13, 2019 P.O. Box 939, Leeward Highway, Providenciales, and- $34,000 Caicos per Islands, Salary Range:Turks $22,000 annumBritish West Indies Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders can send copies of their resume to the Labour Board Suitable Applicants can forward Resumes along with copies of Qualifications, two (2) Character References no later than September 13, 2019 P.O. Box 939, Leeward Highway, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies


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Credit and Crime By Devon Williams I read with amusement statements from the Leader and Deputy of the PNP. Firstly the leader whined for the honor of being named the Godfather of Credit Unions in the TCI and the Deputy, turned Law Enforcement Consultant, offered FREE Human Resource advice for the police force on the grounds of a hunch. While I do think that beyond the subtle request for national relevance the pair do have a message but I am afraid they have both missed the boat and are rambling along the coastline hoping to hop on anything that floats or appears to. Credit Unions are not new and there should not be any effort by anyone to take credit for them. I agree that Mr. Misick was the Minister with the Finance portfolio when the laws were initiated but that in no way negates the current Minister’s claim that she delivered the completed legal framework. It seems that Mr. Misick ran out of time after 28 years in politics having served full terms as Chief Minister and

Finance Minister. Seems like 28 years is newbie out for a minute. James McCabe, just not enough time to get credit union a retired New York Police Department official and a police staffing consultant, laws through the system. The Deputy Leader’s statement said in an interview with USA TODAY on - obvious logic - is funny and scary at that there is little clear connection the same time. While I wholeheartedly between staffing numbers and crime. respect the young Mr. Saunders as “New York City made the conscious a technical man he very recklessly decision to reduce the number of cops,” indicated that he would increase the he noted in an interview. “And crime TCI National budget by $1.6M without continued to go down. It’s not what you showing any technical or peer-reviewed have, it’s what you are doing with them.” Modern police organizations data to back up his spending. In the long-winded statement run staffing models and present a staffing on crime Saunders said that the staffing budget to the Government. I believe that component of the RTCI Police force as an aspiring politician it would be a should be increased by 20 officers or good idea to speak to the persons that just under 8% yet there was not a single run the force and make the calls, they piece of research or projection that rather then you are in a better position would ensure the TCI get value for the to agitate for the “troop surge” as they must do so based on facts and industry additional money spent. This is not the kind of leadership protocols. Gone are the days when we need in the TCI. We cannot just walk around and throw money at all of our politicians had all the answers, to build a problems and expect the taxpayers to better Turks and Caicos we must embrace pick up the tab. Moreover, we expect a more logic and merit-based public strategy especially a new breed of politicians to come decision-making with a more accountable approach to when it comes to the expenditure of taxpayers money. governance. Please allow me to help the

Does our Premier still care about Crime? By Jamell Robinson I must asked the question because with all the crime and border control issues that have now been consistently raring it’s ugly heads on a weekly and what feels like daily basis now, we are not hearing from our locally elected Leader of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Young men being shot or murder: Silence Local Business Owners being targeted, beaten and robbed: Silence Daily burglaries of stores and homes: Silence A continuous string of fires in the Nations’ Capital: Silence I could go on and on but you get the picture.

The last time I recall our

Premier addressing the Crime situation head on in any meaningful way (at least in print) was over 2 years ago on August 3rd 2017 when she put out a Press Release titled “ Not a crisis in leadership but a crisis in morality: Government on the Job.”. This release coincided with a significant spike in crime that summer. In that release several assertions and promises were made and I will recap: 1.Pinning the Crime issue on a few “misguided” youth, trouble homes and communities 2.Premier asked for UK for Support via Lord Ahmad a.Received a green light for a Security Needs Assessment to be carried out b.Security Needs Assessment Report and Recommendation from that report had been received by time of release 3. Approval for the creation of a National Security Strategy in the National Security Council 4.Immigration and Police joint operation to seek out and repatriate illegal persons

What has been done in the preceding two years to address the so-called misguided youth? Where is the Security Needs Assessment Report and what has happened to the recommendations? Two years gone and the National Security Strategy is still not complete? Why has the joint Immigration/Police operations stopped? Appropriate through a supplementary budget the moneys needed to get additional boots on the either by hiring at least 20 additional Police Officers immediately or securing regional support through the Governor’s office. This can be followed by adding an additional 40-60 officers in next year’s budget. Go out and find the budgetary savings from HR hires that have not happened as yet or from moneys that have not been spent. Madam Premier we need Action not Silence. Stay Blessed. #FromtheBushtotheBoardroom

HOUSEKEEPER

WATCHMAN

Exclusive Vacation Rental & Management Ltd is seeking candidates for the above position. Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in housekeeping. Must have your own transportation. Must be able to communicate in English; additional languages are a plus. Must be willing to work long hours, weekends and holidays. Tasks include but are not limited to cleaning of villas, inventory check of household items, reporting to Supervisor when something does not work, submitting meter reading.

Shellee Ann Wolf is seeking candidates for the above position. Must be able to communicate in English; additional languages are a plus. Must be willing to work long hours, weekends and holidays. Tasks include but are not limited to emergency repairs, villa cleaning and assistance with any other task assigned by property manager.

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

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


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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 Photoshop Department requires:

The Sales Department requires: 

Convention Service Manager

Reports to: Photoshop Manager

Reports to: Director of Sales Accountable for coordinating the execution of all resort M.I.C.E and local catering group events as contracted by Travel Agencies and its worldwide affiliates and those locally solicited. Prepare Departmental Budgets and also generate a monthly forecast of upcoming functions with weekly updates. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience:  Business Management Certificate, Hospitality-Tourism Degree, Event Management Certificate, Hotel & Restaurant Management or related field  Basic computer literacy and internet knowledge is preferred  Must have skills in Microsoft Office Suite, Micros, and Cvent.  Two (2) years hotel sales and event planning experience The House Keeping Department requires:    

Executive Housekeeper

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 Island Routes Department requires:

The range for these positions are $6.25-$6.50 per hour

The Administration Department requires: Executive Assistant Manager(s)

The Executive Assistant Manager is responsible for the daily operation of a village and/ or departments, to improve and maintain a high quality of service. He/she is expected to give direction to all management and staff within the portfolio assigned and to ensure that this direction being in line with that of the company. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience:

The Dining Room Department requires:

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

Server/ Waiter/ Waitress Supervisor Restaurant Manager

To provide prompt, courteous and professional service to all patrons; monitoring service standards and assisting where possible, ensuring the smooth flow of the restaurant operation and enhancing the guests’ experience. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience:  Two years’ experience within a casual restaurant setting preferred  Physically fit  No food allergies

The Executive Assistant Manager position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder and more than one is required. The Offsite Department requires:  

Caretaker Labour/Groundskeeper

Reports to:

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.

Properties Manager

To work closely with the Properties to ensure that the physical appearance in and around the staff accommodation and other holdings are maintained as per the established quality and standards. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience:  Physically fit with the ability to lift over 30 lbs.  Minimum 2 years’ experience in a related position.

The range for this position is $6.25- $13.00 per hour The Front Office Department requires: Shift Leader

Reports to:

The salary range for the position indicated above is $40,000.00 to $55,000.00

Reports to: General Manager

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.

Reports to:

Senior Tour Specialist Requirements include but are not limited to: o Must be service driven with excellent customer service skills o Excellent Organizational Skills o Ability to meet and exceed sales targets

The Senior Tour Specialist is responsible for assisting with ensuring that all tour events are well coordinated and also acts as the main source of information for the guests on the resort, ensuring they are having an enjoyable experience.

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

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience:  Certifications in field or studio Photography (both required for Lead Photographer)  Sales experience and able to meet quotas  Two (2) years’ experience in a similar position

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.

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Responsible for Supervising the photographic experience, including the flow of guests through the photography, selection and purchase process.

Houseman Room Attendant Turndown Attendant Public Area Attendant

Reports to:

Lead Photographer

These positions are currently held by a Work Permit Holder.

Front Office Manager

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

Maintenance Department requires: 

Shift Leader

Reports to:

Assistance Maintenance Manager

To provide technical support to ensure the full operation of all plant and equipment and system during an assigned shift while attending to all guest and service calls. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience:  Must have a minimum of a high school diploma and/or a certificate, preferably in the field of Electrical Installation/Electrical Technology, from a recognized Vocational Training Institution  Basic computer literacy and internet knowledge is preferred  Must possess a level of skill and/or Technical Competence equivalent to at least Level II HEART Trust NTA certification. The Shift Leader 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 $7.00 per hour

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

and and should reach not later than September 5, 2019

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and learn menus, recipes, preparation and presentation •Acceptable knife skills •Prepare all orders turned in by wait-staff using Resort’s standard recipes with focus on consistency while ensuring all orders are cooked quickly and according to order •Maintain the work area, including all counter tops, utensils, equipment, and refrigeration in a clean and sanitary condition. •Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned that is not listed in your job description. Key Skills and Requirements: •Must be able and willing to work extended days and shifts •Must have previously worked in this capacity for a minimum of 2 year or more in a luxury resort. •Must be able to stand for long periods at a time based on demands of the business Starting salary $7.25 per hour not including service charge.

IMMEDIATE OPENING Bartender Role and Responsibilities: •Warmly welcome and acknowledge all guests in accordance with company standards •Respond to guest requests in a timely, friendly and efficient manner •Ensure knowledge of bar and restaurant menu, promotions and specials •Maintains knowledge of spirits, beers, wines, cocktails and coffee •Maintains knowledge of bar inventory and wine selection to respond to expertly to guest questions •Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of beverage recipes and mixing procedures •Take guest beverage and/or food orders and input orders in appropriate point-of-sale system •Mix and garnish beverages according to recipe and portion control standards •Retrieve and deliver food and beverage orders in a timely manner; communicating to the chef regarding any special preferences or allergies •Replenish beverages and ensure guest satisfaction throughout the meal service •Able to up-sell all promotions available in the outlet •Check guests for proper identification and serve alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages in accordance with government regulations •Maintains cleanliness of the bar at all times •Ensure serving station is well-stocked at all times •Ensure all opening and closing duties are executed in accordance with company standards •Assist in carrying out inventories of products and operating equipment Key Skills and Requirements: •Must have excellent communication skills •Basic math and computer skills •Good technical skills and ability to use POS and back of house systems •Team player who can also work on own initiative •Ability to work under pressure •Flexibility to work and stand longer hours as per business demand •Continuous standing -during preparation, during service hours or during expediting. •Lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying up to 50 lbs. to include serving trays, carts, tables, chairs, and small equipment up to 75% of the time. •Balancing, stooping kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching and handling throughout the shift. •Mobility -full range of mobility and the ability to travel up to 300 feet on a regular basis throughout the shift. Starting salary $7.00 per hour not including service charge. Assistant Pastry Chef * Purpose: Responsible for the preparation of all menu items for the Pastry kitchen, ensuring a quality product is delivered Areas of Responsibility: •Daily walk through to check kitchen equipment is in proper working condition and report any deficiencies to Pastry Chef. •Check all ordering is correct to market lists. •Check all daily bookings for all restaurants. •Liaise daily with the Pastry Chef to ensure there is up to date communication within the Pastry kitchen. •Co-ordinate all aspects of the operation of the pastry kitchen according to business levels. •Develop, with Pastry Chef, a complete seasonal menu in accordance with hotel standards. •Ensure mis-en-place is set for all stations of the Pastry kitchen. •Ability to read recipes, check food presentations and displays with precision. •Check the quality of the product to ensure the standards for food service are maintained. •Show precision cuts and knife use. •Demonstrate ability to prepare all types of bakery items with the correct method and temperature. •Ensure the correct rotation and storage of products for quality selection. •Ensure the Pastry Kitchen is kept clean and sanitary. •Follow directions from the Pastry Chef or other Kitchen management with accuracy. •In addition, other duties as may be required as directed by your Manager. Key Skills and Requirement: •Minimum 4 years’ experience in a hotel restaurant preferably in a luxury hotel. •Accuracy and attention to detail. •Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken. •Must have skills in mathematics. •Able to stand for long periods of time. •Able to carry up to 20kgs. •Able to handle a fast-paced environment and be able to work under pressure. •Must be organized and detailed oriented. •Proven experience in all sections of the kitchen •Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken. •Tertiary culinary qualification preferred. Starting salary $25,000.00 to 30,000.00 per annum not including service charge. Demi Chef De Partie* Roles and Responsibilities: •Must be able to “prep” food products, using standardized food preparation techniques

Director of Operations- Food & Beverage* Roles and Responsibilities: •This role will be responsible to lead and create The Shore Club Experience by directing food and beverage operations to achieve hotel revenue, profit and guest satisfaction goals •Participates in the development of the resorts business strategies •Develops and implements strategies for food & Beverage operations, marketing and sales that supports achievements of the resort’s goals •Monitors status regularly and adjusts strategies as appropriate •Develops the annual budget in conjunction with the Executive Team •Achieves revenue goals by developing and managing food and beverage marketing, sales and product strategies •Analyzes sales and competition on a regular basis and develops strategies to increase market share •Develops and implements Food and Beverage marketing and sales plan •Develops and implements menu offerings and pricing based on competition, market trends, costs, etc. •Maximizes profitability by directing Food & Beverage operations. •Develops and implements operating procedures and standards that support employees in the creation and delivery of The Shore Club Experience •Analyzes business results on a regular basis and takes actions to improve results as appropriate •Determines appropriate staffing levels for forecasted business and schedules employees accordingly •Work to achieve high levels of personal and organizational performance in order to meet or exceed objectives. •Anticipate and take action to deal with problems and opportunities. •Drive for improvement in all facets of the organizational. •Work well in a team environment and motivate teams to sustain exceptional levels of performance. •Clarify and provide information so that coworkers, customers, and suppliers understand and can take action. •Foster trust and cooperation among coworkers, customers, and suppliers; develop and sustain personal contact in order to provide mutual benefit Key Skills and requirements: •Prepare revenue forecasts for department based on business booked to date, current and historical booking pace and impact of special promotions. •Understand how P&L is prepared and the line items impacted by department and how to impact results. •Skill in developing and adhering to department budget. •Understand different types of cuisine and wine, how menus are developed and pricing guidelines and how each outlet can improve results. •Demonstrate ability to relate to, communicate with, and motivate employees to sustain high performance and quality levels. •Develop and guide others in professional growth and performance enhancement through assuring clarity of goals, employing reflective listening skills, and facilitating the generation of options and action planning. •In addition, other duties as may be required as directed by your Manager Starting salary for this position is $100,000 per annum and is based on previous experience and qualifications. Horticulturist\Landscaping Manager Roles and Responsibilities: •Plans and designs annual garden plans/planting layouts and perennial flower beds. •Establishes and maintains high horticultural standards and practices; providing direction, training and motivation for the horticultural staff, interns and volunteers •hands-on leader, actively working in the daily horticultural tasks in the exterior gardens and greenhouses •Works with garden volunteers/docents developing long-term productive relationships and growing the size of the program overtime •Manages and supports overall plant health and soil nutrition strategies for all gardens to include sustainable gardening practices and integrated pest management in the outdoor and indoor gardens •Establishes and oversees a systematic plant records policy, including direction of the plant collection policy and design aesthetic in coordination with The Shore Club’s master plan, mission, and strategies •Coordinates heating and cooling of greenhouses, irrigation systems and maintenance of horticultural equipment collaboratively with Grounds and maintenance •Responsible for the operational department budgets, budget monitoring, strategic planning, and any horticultural capital projects as needed (i.e, installation of new gardens) •Grows potted plants and nursery stock and maintains records on the growing operation. •Trains and supervises subordinate personnel in greenhouse operations and in the proper methods and techniques of planting ornamental plants. •Trains ground personnel in the techniques of pruning, wound dressing, cavity repair, and the cabling and bracing of trees and shrubs. •Prepares orders for various types of plants and seeds. •Inventories, maps, and labels trees and shrubs on campus for instructional and maintenance purposes. •Preparation of maintenance programs for the control of plant diseases and insects.

*POSITIONS MARKED WITH (*) ARE CURRENTLY HELD BY A WORK PERMIT HOLDER. Interested applicants should apply to The Shore Club,Human Resources Department, Monday through Friday, and bring along an updated resume, or by emailing your resume Attention to Danitra Clare or Karresa Gardiner, Asst. Human Resources Managers atcareers@theshoreclubtc. com, no later than end of day Friday September 6th2019. Resumes can also be submitted to the Labor Department directly. The Shore Club HR Office can be contacted at (649) 339-8000


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Preparation & posting of various recurring General Ledger entries each month with appropriate backups and maintain an updated list of all for related entities

IMMEDIATE OPENING •Prepares fertilizer programs for various types of plants. •Confers with landscape architect and other personnel in the selection of plants. •Knowledge of the growth, development and protection of plants, and use of plants for food, leisure, sports, social and environmental benefits Key Skills and Requirements: •An understanding of horticultural plant production systems and how their components are integrated and managed in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner •Thorough knowledge of plant propagation and cultivation. •Considerable knowledge of the principles of nursery management. •Knowledge of the elementary principles of landscaping. •Ability to supervise the work of others. •Graduation from an accredited college or university in an appropriate curriculum and considerable experience related to this class of work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. •Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, botany, natural sciences or a related field •Minimum of ten years’ experience as a professional horticulturist •Minimum of four years’ experience in management position Starting salary $36,000.00 per annum not including service chargeand is based on previous experience and qualifications Food & Beverage Training Manager The primary function of the F&B Training Manager is to train and educate the F&B Department on F&B procedures, standards and behaviors. The Training Manager will also be involved in recruitment, the creation and update of training material, Job Task Check lists and Standard Operating Procedures. The Training Manager will work closely with the Director of Food and Beverage and Human Resources on the F&B succession planning of the F&B Department. Roles and Responsibilities: •Reporting to the Director of Food & Beverage, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following: •Consistently offers professional, engaging and friendly service •Together with Food and Beverage ‘Divisional Operations Team’ create, organize and facilitate F&B specific Managers Training for all existing and arriving Managers within the F&B Department. •Identify training needs or gaps and implement solutions to maximize results to positively impact the Food & Beverage department’s productivity and performance •Manage annual F&B training budget and submit accurate records of monthly, quarterly and annual training activities and charges •Facilitate and/or support Corporate learning programs, including: Service Culture, SOS, etc., serving as a positive ambassador for The Hartling Group mission and values •Working with all F&B managers to develop and execute a uniform on-boarding process for all new colleagues to the division •Provide Leadership support for the successful completion of performance reviews. Run reports on all outstanding performance reviews •Work closely with the Human Resources to identify and partner with external organizations that can support the Hotel’s Learning strategy •Conduct various F&B specific training courses for restaurants (i.e. Suggestive Selling, Product Training, Service Polish, Service Standards, Point of Sale/Cash Handling and Remittance training to ensure financial accuracy within food and beverage outlets). •Ensure compliance with all safety regulations of assigned tasks, and ensure a clean and safe working environment with active participation in the hotel health and safety program •Assist with recruitment initiatives within the division as well as other miscellaneous duties as assigned Key Skills and Requirements: •Minimum of 10 years progressive Food and Beverage leadership experience role in a large luxury hotel •Previous experience training design and facilitation is required •Experience within a Learning & Development initiative •Experience of working within high end hospitality business •An experienced hospitality trainer •Ambitious and highly self-motivated •Strong presentation skills and understand adult learning techniques to deliver effective training programs. •This position requires a collaborative, engaging, focused individual who understands the business needs and can translate this knowledge into highly effective training and development programs •Passionate, energetic, creative, self-motivated individual with a high degree of professionalism •Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with demonstrated confidence presenting to colleagues and management •Must possess solid guest service, communication and presentation skills •Must possess strong organizational and administrative skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision and direction. Salary starting at $33,000.00 per annum not including service charge. Financial Controller As a Financial Controller for The Shore Club Management Company Limited, you will be responsible for providing financial, commercial, and business input into the management of hotel operations, ensuring that financial standards are achieved throughout the hotel and that hotel performance is optimized Role and Responsibilities

•Monthly reconciliation of balance sheet accounts for all for related entities •Detailed Review, Interpretation & Preparation of meaningful monthly Income Statements for all for related entities by delivery deadlines •Preparation of other required supporting reports for all Monthly Financial Statements •Prepare the Annual Operating Budgets for all related entities complete with supporting analysis, identified Cost savings and productivity opportunities •Ensures a strong accounting and Internal Control environment to safeguard company assets, improve operations and profitability •Responsible for accurate & timely full cycle accounting for all related entities •Oversee any internal, external and regulatory audit processes •Financial presentations at Board meetings, AGMs, individual owners, or as needed •Monitor all taxes to be current, accurate, collected and/or accrued •Hold Monthly/quarterly financial reviews with Managers to align with company objectives, •Communicate and results, persuade and strategize for improvement, etc. •Follow and fairly enforce all outlined Employee Handbook regulations and Service Culture environment •Supervise and prioritize time to guide, teach, train and coach the staff and team members to perform and meet expectations and improve and/or develop skills and maximize productivity •Ensure team members are cross-trained to support successful daily operations •Conduct staff appraisals as per set schedule by Human Resources and SOP’s •Participate in hiring activities as appropriate •Assistance in coding of Accounts Payables and Expense Reports •Conduct monthly Financial Department Meetings •Preparation of bi-weekly payroll entries for the Executives •Make necessary accruals if ending of payroll period is different than ending of accounting period. •Review and sign off on accuracy of payroll before final processing in ADP by Group FC or CFO •Prepare direct deposit files for executives’ employees according to the information received •Follow up as needed that all payroll processed at bank by payment deadlines •The Financial Controller is expected to have an in-depth understanding of Payroll and related chart of accounts, ability to track small details/deductions, and reconcile all aspects of items for the Payroll process in a timely manner. •Prepare & balance NIB and NHIP reconciliations on time for monthly submissions. This includes coordination with Human Resources, Payroll Master and NIB/NHIB on ensuring numbers are all correct and current in ADP and submissions •Review and approve P.A.F. wage, salary and package options to ensure within approved Salary Guidelines •Ensure monthly NIS and NHIB are submitted and paid by required deadlines •Calculate Accommodation Tax before the 15th of each month, so payment can be submitted before the 20th •Ensure all payment deadlines are met to avoid any penalties while managing cash flows •Assist and guide operational teams as needed •Participate in weekly HOD, Executive and Revenue meetings •Maintenance of & Keep Fixed Assets register updated with copy of related invoices •Completion of full year end Working Papers Binder with back ups • Approval of and ensure Coverage for vacations within the Department •Update contract binders (physical and electronic) •Daily Review and approval of Purchase Orders with VP of Resort Assets • Assist in implementing and reviewing internal controls and policies •Participate in Manager on Duty Program at Resort when requested •Assist with any other ad hoc duties or tasks requested by the Group Financial Controller and or Management Key Skills & Requirements: •Minimum two years’ experience at a property of similar size as an Assistant Financial Controller •Post-secondary degree or equivalent qualification by experience •Resort and Strata accounting experience •Sound training in all areas of accounting from A/P, A/R, General Ledger, Credit. Collections, Audit. Inventory control, Payroll, Budgeting, Costing, P & L preparation and analysis, etc. •Advanced knowledge and skills in computer systems, most specifically, Excel Spreadsheet Solutions •Demonstrate understanding of interdepartmental relations and expectations in the luxury hotel market •Sound knowledge of American Accounting Plans •Willingness to complete a variety of tasks as assigned by Financial Controller •Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts •Team player who can also work on own initiative •Maintain relations with banking and insurance institutions Salary $60,000 – Commensurate with Experience, Training & Education Beverage Supervisor Roles and Responsibilities: •Assist F&B Director with developing and implementing strategies to achieve revenue and profit goal. •Assists in the development of the marketing plan for the outlets by keeping current on competitors on a regular basis •Assists Restaurant Managers in developing and implementing special promotions to increase revenue. •Assists and supervises Sui Ren, Sea Grapes and Colonnade which includes Pool & Beach cocktail servers and room service in regards to beverage operations and keeps close communication with respective Managers. •Assists with maintenance of POS systems and reports as well as analysis on gross profit. •Assists in managing the operation of the bars and any other areas/departments as needed and instructed. •Assists Bar Supervisor with staff scheduling to ensure proper manning on slow or peak times as well as service standards, standard garnishes, standard glassware and

*POSITIONS MARKED WITH (*) ARE CURRENTLY HELD BY A WORK PERMIT HOLDER. Interested applicants should apply to The Shore Club,Human Resources Department, Monday through Friday, and bring along an updated resume, or by emailing your resume Attention to Danitra Clare or Karresa Gardiner, Asst. Human Resources Managers atcareers@theshoreclubtc. com, no later than end of day Friday September 6th2019. Resumes can also be submitted to the Labor Department directly. The Shore Club HR Office can be contacted at (649) 339-8000


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Nearly 100 summer interns graduate from Beaches TCI

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early 100 enthusiastic interns graduated from Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort and Spa last week after successfully completing the hotel’s annual summer internship program. The graduation exercise took place on Friday, August 23th at the hotel’s Caribbean Village Conference Room. The students received certificates of completion and shining stars certificates for outstanding achievements in the internship program after their six-week tenure. The interns included high school and college students who are interested in the diverse fields of hospitality as a long-term career choice and those who are exploring their career opportunities. Interns were placed in various front-of-thehouse and back-of-the-house departments, including concierge, housekeeping, spa, purchasing, public relations, photo shop and the tour desk to name a few.


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OUR VISION: “TRANSFORMING ENERGY IN THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS”

At FortisTCI, we work every day to deliver safe, reliable and least-cost energy to the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). It’s our commitment to all our customers, and it’s at the heart of everything we do. In fulfilling that mission, we are guided by a new Strategic Vision Statement, ‘Transforming Energy in the Turks and Caicos Islands’. This new vision statement encapsulates the transformations that are happening in the energy market, and reflects our determination to be at the forefront of this transformation.

Driven by this vision, and informed by our new five-year Strategic Plan, Integrated Resource Plan and TCI’s Resilient National Energy Transition Strategy (R-NETS), FortisTCI will continue to integrate more renewable energy sources to the grid, while delivering the safe, reliable and least-cost energy our customers have come to expect. In doing so, we continue to be your committed and strategic partner in national development, as together we work towards a more sustainable energy future for our islands. With a spirit of innovation and a strong sense of community, our well-trained team is focused everyday on turning this vision into reality. 2017 Winner

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ENTERTAINMENT Viola Davis set to play Michelle Obama in proposed series

This combination photo shows actress Viola Davis at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in New York on Nov. 12, 2018, left, and former first lady Michelle Obama on NBC’s “Today” show in New York on Oct. 11, 2018. Viola Davis is set to portray Michelle Obama in a Showtime series under development about America’s first ladies. Davis also is an executive producer on the project, which Showtime said Monday will “peel back the curtain” on the lives of presidential spouses. The first season will focus on Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford and Obama. Showtime said it’s committed to three scripts for the proposed series. There is no air date since the series has yet to be ordered. Former President Barack Obama and his wife launched their own production company in 2018, and have announced deals with Netflix and Spotify.

Rapper Meek Mill pleads guilty to gun charge, ending decade-long court fight Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill’s decade-long court fight that turned him into an advocate for criminal justice reform ended on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to a gun charge and prosecutors dropped all other charges against him, local media reported. Meek Mill, who spent time in prison and on probation after he was convicted on drug and gun charges in 2008, will face no other penalties as part of his plea agreement with prosecutors, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, citing a court hearing. “I’m extremely grateful that my long legal battle is finally behind me and I appreciate that it has sparked a much-needed discussion about probation reform and the inequalities that exist within our two Americas,” Meek Mill said on Twitter on Tuesday.

Meek Mill, an AfricanAmerican man whose given name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, became a cause célèbre for musicians, celebrities and criminal justice reform campaigners who said his case was typical of a U.S. legal system that treats minorities unjustly. A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled last month that Mill was entitled to a new trial after it found that Philadelphia Judge Genece Brinkley, who presided over a 2008 trial that resulted in his conviction, was no longer impartial. In November 2017, Brinkley sentenced the rapper to up to four years in prison, saying a pair of arrests violated probation conditions she set following his 2008 convictions. He served five months before the state’s top court granted him bail. Neither of the arrests resulted in convictions.

Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill The sole witness against Meek Mill at his 2008 trial was a discredited Philadelphia narcotics squad officer who is no longer with the city’s police force.

Eddie Murphy to host ‘SNL’ for the first time in 35 years Eddie Murphy will star in numerous films, be returning to a place that including “The Nutty helped launch his career — Professor,” Bowfinger,” “Saturday Night Live.” “Beverly Hills Cop” and The comedian will “Coming to America.” be the host of the sketch “Saturday Night comedy show on Dec. 21, Live,” celebrating its 45th marking the former cast season, returns Sept. 28 with member’s first hosting host Woody Harrelson and appearance since 1984. Billie Eilish as the musical Murphy was a cast guest. member from 1980 to 1984, Others planned to starring in such landmark grace the show this season sketches as “Mr. Robinson’s include Phoebe WallerNeighborhood” and as Bridge, Taylor Swift, David Gumby, Buckwheat and Harbour, Camila Cabello Eddie Murphy at the 20th annual Hollywood Film Awards in Stevie Wonder. and Kristen Stewart. Beverly Hills, Calif He went on to

Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert to star in NY comedy festival

Kim Kardashian West at “The Cher Show” Broadway musical opening night in New York

Kimono no more: Kim Kardashian West renames shapewear line Kim Kardashian West’s shapewear line Kimono is no more. The new name, changed amid outcry over cultural appropriation, is SKIMS Solutionwear. The reality star, makeup mogul and law student said on Instagram that she changed the name after much “thought and consideration.” Kardashian West told WSJ Magazine back in July her intentions to play off her name with Kimono were “innocent” and she had not anticipated the backlash. The name Kimono, the same word for an ancient Japanese style of dressing, surfaced in June after Kardashian West attempted to trademark it. Her shapewear line is color and sizeinclusive, ranging from XXS to 5XL. Some pieces include side slits in spots Kardashian West said she used to make herself with scissors.

Some of the comedy world’s biggest stars — including Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher, Kevin Smith, Nicole Byer and Trevor Noah — will headline this year’s New York Comedy Festival. The weeklong festival will also feature Norm McDonald, Randy Rainbow, Nate Bargatze, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Vir Das, Kathleen Madigan, Demetri Martin, Tom Segura, Benito Skinner, Jenny Slate, Jay Mewes, No Such Thing as a Fish and Betches Media’s “U Up?” Live. The festival runs from Nov. 4-10. Over 200 comedians, late-night hosts and podcast stars will perform in more than 100 shows at places like the Beacon Theatre, Carnegie Hall, Town Hall and even the Bloomingdale’s flagship home. “Nothing beats being able to perform stand-up comedy in New York to some of the best audiences in the world, and that’s what this festival is. I can’t wait,”

This combination photo shows Trevor Noah, Nicole Byer and Stephen Colbert who are among the headliners announced for the 2019 New York Comedy Festival running from November 4 through November 10 said Noah in a statement. He’ll be headlining the festival’s largest venue, Madison Square Garden on Nov. 8. Caroline Hirsch, founder and owner of the New York Comedy Festival and Carolines on Broadway, said audiences should expect pop-up events, live improv and sketch comedy, panel discussions, screenings and

broadcasts. “We’ve always supported and championed those in the industry, and we’re excited to continue to bring the very best comedic talent to entertain comedy fans this November,” she said in a statement. Tickets go on sale Aug. 12 at the festival’s website .


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LIFESTYLE Twins, triplets have higher risk of medical mix-ups in neonatal ICUs Doctors are much more likely to make mistakes ordering medicines or treatments for babies in the ICU when these infants are twins or triplets than when they are they singletons, a U.S. study suggests. So-called wrong patient orders have long been a bigger risk in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) than in general pediatrics wards, and these mix-ups are more common when newborns haven’t yet been named or have a name very similar to another hospitalized baby, researchers note in JAMA Pediatrics. But research to date hasn’t offered a clear picture of whether siblings in multiple births are more likely to be subject to wrong patient orders. For the current study, researchers examined data on 10,819 infants treated at six NICUs run by two healthcare systems in New York City between 2012 and 2015. Most of these babies, 85.5%, were singleton births; 14.5% were multiples like twins or triplets.

Multiples in the NICU were 75% more likely to have wrong patient orders than singletons. “The current study is the first to demonstrate that multiple births have a significantly greater risk of order errors than singleton births, and that the excess risk is attributable to errors between siblings receiving care in the NICU at the same time,” said Dr. Jason Adelman, lead author of the study and chief patient safety officer at NewYorkPresbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City. “These results were remarkably consistent across two large health systems, suggesting a more widespr To assess wrong patient orders, researchers focused on how often clinicians entered requests for medicine or treatments or tests in electronic medical records - and then retracted the request within 10 minutes and placed an identical request for a different NICU patient. This so-called retract and reorder (RAR) process suggests that clinicians noticed an error and went

Possible link between C-section and autism, ADHD The combined results of 61 studies conducted in 19 countries suggest that when a woman gives birth by cesarean section, autism in the child is 33% more likely and the odds of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increase by 17%. The statistical analysis, published in JAMA Network Open, does not prove that having a C-section directly causes such problems. Other factors that lead doctors to order a surgical delivery of the baby may underlie the link. The researchers collected studies covering more than 20 million deliveries dating back to 1999, to create a large pool of data to assess risks associated with cesarean delivery that may not be evident in the smaller individual studies. When the team, led by Tianyang Zhang of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, assessed autism spectrum disorder, they looked at 29 study populations, 17 of which showed an increased risk that was large enough to be statistically meaningful. Among the babies of women who had vaginal deliveries, for example, the autism rate was 0.8%, according to data provided in the paper. A 33% increase would put the rate in the cesarean group at 1.0%. For ADHD, Zhang’s group assessed 14 study populations, only 5 of which showed a statistically significant risk with C-section, but those studies tended to be the largest so they carried more weight. Babies born through vaginal delivery had an ADHD rate of 2.4%. A 17% increase in the C-section group would raise the rate by 0.4 percentage points, to 2.8%. “The impact of this is not going to be great because the increase is still pretty low,” said Dr. Pankhuree Vandana, a pediatric psychiatrist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, who was not involved in the research. “It’s not very dramatic. It’s statistically significant but from the population standpoint, the risk is not huge,” she said in a phone interview. “And it absolutely does not prove that cesarean section is causing autism or ADHD. The risk factors that lead to a C-section may also be risk factors that lead to autism or ADHD.” Zhang, a PhD student at Karolinska, also emphasized in an email that “our study does not provide irrefutable proof that C-sections CAUSE neuropsychiatric disorders.”

into the records to fix it, the study team notes. Overall, there were 66 RAR events for every 100,000 orders made for multiples, compared with 41.7 RAR events for every 100,000 orders made for singletons, the study found. RAR events that involved switching orders from one baby to an infant that wasn’t a sibling happened roughly as often as RAR events for singleton births. This suggests that most of the added risk of ordering mistakes was because babies were multiples. The risk also increased with the number of siblings in the NICU. Wrong patient orders happened in 1 in 7 sets of twins and 1 in 3 sets of multiples with three or more babies. “Babies of multiple births can be confused as the ability to tell twins apart soon after birth, especially for very premature twins, can be really hard, and they usually have the same last name,” said Dr. Gary Freed, author of an editorial accompanying the study and a professor of pediatrics at the

University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. “The risk from wrong patient orders is that babies may not get the medicines or treatments they need and/ or may get ones they do not need that can be harmful,” Freed said by email. Part of the problem is that hospitals often use names or codes to identify infants that may only differ by a single letter or digit for multiples, Adelman said. “This is largely a hospital systems issue, so we recommend that hospitals use given names in their electronic health record systems for all newborns when available at the time of the birth,” Adelman said. “In addition, we encourage parents, particularly those expecting multiple births, to choose names to be ready to use when the babies are born,” Adelman added. “If for cultural or religious reasons parents prefer not to choose or share the babies’ given names, we suggest they select distinctive nicknames” that can later be changed to given names on their birth certificates.

Pregnant women may be exposed to MRI contrast agent Women who don’t realize they’re pregnant when they undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be exposed to a chemical that might not be safe for the fetus, a new report warns. The chemical, a dye called gadolinium contrast media, is used in about 30% to 45% of MRI scans in the U.S. to help enhance differences in internal organs, soft tissues, blood vessels, and bones. “It is known that gadolinium contrast crosses the placenta and enters fetal circulation,” said lead study author Steven Bird of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research in Silver Spring, Maryland. The safety of gadoliniumbased contrast agents, or GBCAs, in pregnant women “has not been established, and their use during pregnancy is not recommended unless essential to the health of the woman or fetus,” Bird told Reuters Health by email. “Available data from cohort studies and case reports have revealed inconsistent findings regarding the association between GBCAs and adverse fetal outcomes.” Bird and colleagues used the FDA-funded Sentinel Distributed Database to analyze data from nearly 4.7 million pregnancies in that resulted in live births between 2006 and 2017. They looked for the prevalence of MRI procedures with and without GBCAs among pregnant women, including the trimester and the location of the scan on the body. The research team found 6,879 exposures to GBCAs in 5,457

A Pregnant women pregnancies, representing one GBCA exam per 860 pregnancies, or about 0.1% of all pregnancies. Half of the MRIs were scans of the head, but 22% were for the pelvic and abdominal regions, which may be more likely to affect the fetus. About 70 percent of exposures in pregnant women occurred during the first trimester, the study authors wrote in the journal Radiology. The finding that most pregnancies with in-utero exposure to gadolinium occurred in the first few weeks, “when a woman may not yet be aware of her pregnancy . . . raises the importance for patients and healthcare providers to evaluate the possibility of pregnancy before administration of GBCA,” Bird said. “Increased attention to

pregnancy screening measures may help reduce inadvertent exposure to gadolinium,” Bird said. “Healthcare providers should use GBCAs only when the additional diagnostic information provided by contrast is necessary.” Bird and colleagues are collaborating on and funding a follow-up study among pregnant women to evaluate fetal and neonatal outcomes after GBCA exposure during pregnancy. The FDA will also continue to monitor reports of adverse events, he said. The American College of Radiology recommends screening women of reproductive age for pregnancy before any MRI scan and states that GBCAs should only be used after careful consideration that the benefits to the mother and fetus outweigh the potential risks.


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•Must have computer skills and knowledge of excel and Microsoft word •Must have knowledge of laundry operations •Must have experience managing large Department (50 or more employees) •Ability to train coach and counsel staff •Ability to determine appropriate staffing levels based on anticipated business, and create staffing schedules which optimize the balance between desired profitability, and guest demands •Thorough understanding of the elements and components of luxury services, set-ups and supplies •Must have financial knowledge and ability to Analyze P&L statements, develop operating budgets, forecasting and capital expenditure planning •Must have advanced knowledge of standard software applications •Good communication and relationship building skills to interact effectively with managers and unit owners. •Must be able and willing to work all shifts and days

IMMEDIATE OPENING employee contests. •Conducts pre-shift meetings to discuss specials, house count, reservations, and to continuously reinforce Shore Club service standards. •Ensures that bar menus are up to date and all items are available in each bar participating in ordering of supplies, maintenance of bars and inventory turnover. •Participate and assists Cost Controller in monthly and quarterly inventories Key Skills and Requirements: •Must have 2 years’ experience as a beverage supervisor. •Must have the ability to compute basic mathematical calculations. •Ability to possess a strong familiarity with beverage cost controls and superior customer service. •Ability to withstand prolonged standing, stretching, bending and kneeling without restriction, work indoors, outdoors and be exposed to various environmental factors such as, but not limited to CRT fatigue, noise, dust, cigarette smoke. •Ability to lift or carry a minimum of 50 pounds, unassisted, in the performance of specific tasks assigned. •Ability to work with others, communicate well, receive direction; review your own work. •Excellent communication skills both verbally and written •Must be able to adapt and interact with people who have different values, cultures, or backgrounds, be of service to potentially difficult people, recognize the benefits of having a diverse workforce. •Able to demonstrate a high level of service delivery-to do what is necessary to ensure customer satisfaction, deal with service failures and prioritize customer or client needs. Starting salary $20,592.00 per annum not including service charge. Cook Roles and Responsibilities: •Prepare all food items according to recipe cards and correcthandling procedures. •Maintain highest quality and appearance of all foods sent fromkitchen and make sure plates are clean and appetizing. •Maintain orderly and clean refrigerators and work areas. •Rotate all foods and correctly fill out production charts. •Prepares sauces, soups and hot entrees in accordance with menu •Sets up for meals by ensuring proper amounts are in place for forecasted covers, special functions and any reservations •Organizes and maintains work areas, coolers and storage areas •Requisitions food with necessary approvals according to policy •Takes proper care of ranges, ovens, broilers, fryers, griddles, utensils and other equipment •Follows proper safety, hygiene and sanitation practices in the designated kitchen areas daily Key Skills and Requirements: •Experience with, and comfortable preparing a variety of different cuisines in a fine dining environment •Understand the importance of consistency •Knowledge of food preparation techniques and health/safety •Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts and stand for long periods at a time •2 years’ experience in this role Starting salary $6.25 per hour not including service charge Executive Housekeeper* Roles and Responsibilities: •Develops and implements business strategies for the housekeeping department •Develops annual operating and capital expenditures budget for department •Directing the operation of the housekeeping department including guest rooms and public space areas and overseeing management staff •Inspecting back-of-the house, rooms and public areas continually and adjusts operations accordingly •Oversees inventory, purchasing, disbursement, cost control for all linens, cleaning supplies and guest room supplies •Adheres to brand marketing, sales and quality standards •Coordinates room availability with the Front •Develops and implements processes, procedures and standards for assigned departments which support achievement of service and financial goals •Determines appropriate staffing levels for forecasted business and schedules employees accordingly •Develops and implements process for providing employees with customer service, technical and safety training on an ongoing basis •Ensures efficient use of RDP system for all guest housekeeping services and requests •Establishes positive relationship with unit owners to ensure proper service and maintenance of units •Oversees inventory, purchasing, disbursement and cost control for all linens, cleaning supplies, guest’s room and restroom supplies, laundry supplies, etc. •Manages operation of (and/or outsourced relationship with) laundry •Responsible for uniform inventory, issuance and ongoing maintenance •Monitors assigned departments with compliance to safety standards •Coordinates room availability with the Front Office Manager •Coordinates room maintenance with Director of Engineering Key Skills and Requirements: •Must have minimum 10-12 years’ experience as an executive housekeeper in branded luxury hotel/resort •Post-secondary degree or equivalent qualification by experience

Starting salary $40,000per annum not including service charge and is based on previous experience and qualifications Groundsman Roles and Responsibilities: •General laborer duties as assigned by the supervisor or manager. •Willingness to work varying schedules, weekends and holidays. •Take on special landscaping or planting projects as deemed necessary by the Landscaping manager. •Mow the lawns, prune the bushes and trees, edges the walkways and give the grounds a manicured look •Operate equipment to keep all of the walkways and buildings entrances cleared and safe •Collaborate with maintenance team to make sure the grounds and the building are always properly cared for Key Skills and Responsibilities: •Lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying up to 60 lbs. include small equipment up to 65% of the time. •Balancing, stooping kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching and handling throughout the shift. •Mobility -full range of mobility and the ability to travel up to 300 feet on a regular basis throughout the shift. Salary $6.25 an hour not including service charge. Hotel Manager* Roles and Responsibilities: •12- 15 years of management experience in internationally branded luxury hotels/ resort including at least 5 years at Executive Committee Level •In depth knowledge of rooms operations and full knowledge of overall hotel operations as they affect department •Financial management skills including ability to analyze P&L statements, develop operating budgets, forecasting and capital expenditure planning •In-depth knowledge of hotel systems – Opera (Fidelio), Micros. •Experience implementing and monitoring brand standards of operation and quality •Strategic planning skills •Ability to evaluate business trends, determine applicability to customer profile and modify business strategies accordingly •Ability to take constructive action without relying on directions from others •Ability to network and build relationships to grow the business •Strong problem-solving skills; encourages new innovative solutions when appropriate •Strong communication skills with experience developing correspondence and business materials for customers/guests, owners, management and staff •Must be willing and available to work all shifts and days Key Skills and Requirements: •Directs rooms, pool and beach, retail, youth programs and security departments ensuring maximum guest satisfaction and profitability. •Oversees the development and implementation of departmental strategies and ensures implementation of brand service strategies initiatives. •Develops annual operating and capital expenditure budgets •Ensures implementation of and compliance with brand policies, programs and standards of operation and quality Salary commensurate with qualification and experience. Houseman* Duties and Requirements: •Ability to work with heavy cleaning machinery. •Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts •Ensuring that standards of cleanliness and organization are met at all times in assigned areas. •Responsibility for care and maintenance of all equipment and machinery •Restock linens and amenities on carts •Run needed items to guest floors •Assist housekeepers as required Starting salary $6.25 not including service charge Labourer* Role and Responsibilities: •General laborer duties as assigned by the supervisor or manager. •Willingness to work varying schedules, split shifts, nights, weekends and holidays. Salary $6.25 an hour not including service charge.

Steward

*POSITIONS MARKED WITH (*) ARE CURRENTLY HELD BY A WORK PERMIT HOLDER. Interested applicants should apply to The Shore Club,Human Resources Department, Monday through Friday, and bring along an updated resume, or by emailing your resume Attention to Danitra Clare or Karresa Gardiner, Asst. Human Resources Managers atcareers@theshoreclubtc. com, no later than end of day Friday September 6th2019. Resumes can also be submitted to the Labor Department directly. The Shore Club HR Office can be contacted at (649) 339-8000


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Starting salary $7 per hour not including service charge Assistant Financial Controller As anAssistant Financial Controller for The Shore Club Management Company Limited, you will be responsible for performing financial data according to company procedure. Role and Responsibilities

IMMEDIATE OPENING Areas of Responsibility: •Ensure the proper use of chemicals to clean designated items. •Set up and organize work station with designated supplies and equipment, reporting any shortages. •Assist the culinary and food and beverage staff as necessary. •Properly handle all silver, china, and glassware and locate them in the assigned area. •Ensure the proper breakdown of stations. •Replenish soap and paper towels as needed. •Sweep and mop floors. •Assist with inventory as required. •In addition, other duties as may be required as directed by your Manager. Key Skills and Requirements: •Minimum 1 years’ experience in a hotel restaurant preferably in a luxury hotel. •Accuracy and attention to detail. •Able to communicate in English both written and spoken. •Must have knowledge in HACCP standards and sanitation. •Able to stand for long periods of time. •Able to carry up to 30kgs. •Able to handle a fast-paced environment and be able to work under pressure. •Must be organized and detailed oriented. Salary $6.25 an hour not including service charge. Jr. Sous Chef * The Jr. Sous Chef is responsible for the preparation of all menu items for outlet, ensuring a quality product is delivered and oversee execution to adhere to resort quality standards. Role and responsibilities •Ensure mis-en-place is set for all stations of outlet kitchen. •Ability to read recipes, check food presentations and displays with precision. •Check the quality of the product to ensure the standards for food service are maintained. •Demonstrate ability to cook meat, fish and vegetables with the correct method and temperature. •Create daily specials for outlet with guidance and approval from Executive Sous Chef or Executive Chef. •Ensure the correct rotation and storage of products for quality selection. •Ensure the Kitchen is kept clean and sanitary. •Follow directions from the Executive Sous Chef or Executive Chef with accuracy. •Communicate any defects in kitchen equipment to the Executive Sous Chef. •In addition, other duties as may be required as directed by your Manager. Key Skills and Requirement: •Minimum 5 years’ experience in a hotel restaurant preferably in a luxury hotel. •Proven experience in all sections of the kitchen •Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken. •Accuracy and attention to detail. •Able to stand for long periods of time. •Able to carry up to 20kgs. •Able to handle a fast-paced environment and be able to work under pressure. •Must be organized and detailed oriented. Salary for this position $23,000 per annum and is based on previous experience and qualifications Demi Chef De Partie* Duties and responsibilities •Minimum 3 years cooking experience in a luxury hotel environment. •Proven experience in various sections of the kitchen. •Accuracy and attention to detail. •Able to stand for long periods of time. •Able to carry up to 20kgs. •Able to handle a fast-paced environment and be able to work under pressure. •Must be organized and detailed oriented. •Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken. •Tertiary culinary qualification preferred. •Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts Key Skills and Requirement: •Assist with ensuring mis-en-place is set for all stations of outletkitchen. •Ability to read recipes, check food presentations and displays with precision. •Assist with checking the quality of the product to ensure the standards for food service are maintained. •Show precision cuts and knife use. •Demonstrate ability to cook meat, fish and vegetables with the correct method and temperature. •Ensure the correct rotation and storage of products for quality selection. •Assist with ensuring the Kitchen is kept clean and sanitary. •Follow directions from the Executive Sous Chef or other Kitchen management with accuracy. •Communicate any defects in kitchen equipment to the Executive Sous Chef. •In addition, other duties as may be required as directed by your Manager.

•Preparation & posting of various recurring General Ledger entries each month with appropriate backups and maintain an updated list of all for Management Co. And Strata Corp. •Monthly reconciliation of balance sheet accounts for the Management Co. And Strata Corp. •Assistance with Preparation of monthly Income Statements for final review by Financial Controller for the Management Co. And Strata Corp. •Run various time sensitive reports out of Opera the 1st day of each month (Aging balances A/R, Departure report, Guest Ledger, Deposit Ledger, in house guests for owner’s split calculation, etc...) •Assist/Coordinate with Cost Controller and Spa Manager and/or Supervisor on monthly reports submitted for month end; reviewing and ensuring accuracy on •Inventory counts, variances are investigated and resolved, prepaid reports are accurate, invoice submissions are completed, etc. •Assist/Coordinate with Cost Controller/Purchasing Manager/Manager of dept. on all other inventories; reviewing and ensuring accuracy on inventory counts, variances are investigated and resolved, invoice submissions are completed, etc. Involves completing reports out of MXP system for requisitions, outlet counts, etc. •Assist/Coordinate with Cost Controller and Spa Manager and/or Supervisor on monthly •reports submitted for month end; reviewing and ensuring accuracy on •Inventory counts, variances are investigated and resolved, prepaid reports are accurate, invoice submissions are completed, etc. •Assist/Coordinate with Cost Controller/Purchasing Manager/Manager of dept. on all other inventories; reviewing and ensuring accuracy on inventory counts, variances are investigated and resolved, invoice submissions are completed, etc. Involves completing reports out of MXP system for requisitions, outlet counts, etc. •Preparation of bi-weekly payroll entries for the resort from reports received from Payroll Master •Make necessary accruals if ending of payroll period is different than ending of accounting period. •Review and sign off on accuracy of payroll before final processing in ADP by Payroll Master. •Prepare direct deposit files for resort employees according to the information received from Payroll Master and forward to Financial Controller for processing at bank. •Follow up as needed that payroll processed at bank by payment deadlines. •Prepare & balance NIB and NHIP reconciliations on time for monthly submissions. This includes coordination with Human Resources, Payroll Master and NIB/NHIB on ensuring numbers are all correct and current in ADP and submissions. •Ensure that cash reconciliation between PMS system and physical deposits is maintained by Income Auditor and verifying all variances are being followed up & resolved in a timely manner. •Ensure that credit card reconciliation between PMS system, shift 4, and bank account is maintained, and any variances are being followed up in a timely manner. •Verify physical counts received from General Cashier with bank deposits according to bank statements. •Verify credit card batches with credit card payments received in bank account. •Review DStat reports & Interface Reconciliation Daily and coordinate with Income Auditor to ensure variances are being resolved and corrected in a timely manner. •Keep register of all House Bank accounts and documentation and ensure that counts are made once per month by the General Cashier. •Count House Bank of General Cashier once a month; Assist with Lockbox audits. •Attend to inventory counts in the outlets where needed/assigned. •Calculate Accommodation Tax before the 15th of each month, so payment can be submitted before the 20th •Reconcile the detail of the maintenance expenses received from Accounts Payables with GL and verify all allocations between Management Co and Strata Corp. •Cover vacations within the Department. •Update contract binders (physical and electronic). •Assist in implementing and reviewing internal controls and policies. •Assist in budgets and forecasts. •Assist with any other task requested by the Financial Controller. •Any other ad hoc duties or tasks as assigned or directed by management. Key Skills & Requirements: •Minimum two years’ experience at a property of similar size as an Assistant Financial Controller •Post-secondary degree or equivalent qualification by experience •Resort and Strata accounting experience •Sound training in all areas of accounting from A/P, A/R, General Ledger, Credit. Collections, Audit. Inventory control, Payroll, Budgeting, Costing, P & L preparation and analysis, etc. •Advanced knowledge and skills in computer systems, most specifically, Excel Spreadsheet Solutions •Demonstrate understanding of interdepartmental relations and expectations in the luxury hotel market •Sound knowledge of American Accounting Plans •Willingness to complete a variety of tasks as assigned by Financial Controller •Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts •Team player who can also work on own initiative Salary $40,000 – Commensurate with Experience, Training & Education

*POSITIONS MARKED WITH (*) ARE CURRENTLY HELD BY A WORK PERMIT HOLDER. Interested applicants should apply to The Shore Club,Human Resources Department, Monday through Friday, and bring along an updated resume, or by emailing your resume Attention to Danitra Clare or Karresa Gardiner, Asst. Human Resources Managers atcareers@theshoreclubtc. com, no later than end of day Friday September 6th2019. Resumes can also be submitted to the Labor Department directly. The Shore Club HR Office can be contacted at (649) 339-8000


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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 Housekeeping Department requires: 

The Bar Department requires:

Supervisor

Reports to:

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Executive Housekeeper

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

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 Entertainment and Kids Kamp Departments require: 

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. Dancer Player Kids Counselor/ Counselor

Have a full knowledge of mixology and the use of all bar equipment, glassware and ingredients. Maintain a clean and efficient bar. Have an excellent command of guest service information and consistently practice excellent service with a friendly smile. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience:   

Two years’ experience within a casual restaurant setting preferred Physically fit No food allergies

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Room Technician Plumber

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 a Work Permit Holder The Kitchen Department requires:   

Chef Cook Cook Grade 1,2 and 3

Reports to: Executive Chef 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. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience:

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 and Kids Kamp staff is to create lasting memories while on vacation. Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience:  Minimum of 4 CXC certifications.  Customer service experience

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Culinary institution or equivalent technical schooling or apprenticeship training; Three to five years’ culinary experience hotel/resort.

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 Kitchen Department requires: 

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

Sous Chef

Reports to:

Executive Chef

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

The Stewarding Department requires: Steward/Labour

Reports to:

Bar/Beverage Manager

Maintenance Department requires:

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.

Reports to:

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.

Player (Creativiva)

Reports to: Director of Entertainment

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Bartender Bar Porter Cocktail Server/ Pool and Beach Server

Standard Specifications: Qualifications and Experience:

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. 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.

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

This positions is currently held by a Work Permit Holder (note however more than one is required). Recruitment to fill these positions is underway at this time. The salary for this position ranges between $23,000.00 and $38,000.00

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

and

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

and should reach not later than September 5, 2019


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Bahamas suspends issuing visas to Haitian nationals

The Government of the Bahamas has suspended issuing visas to Haitian nationals until further notice. In a short statement Wednesday, the government said this is due to “current technical and other challenges”, but did not elaborate. However, the statement added that the suspension does not include Haitian nationals who are officials, diplomats or holders of a United States, United Kingdom, Canadian or Schengen visa. The statement was published just days after Haiti’s Foreign Affairs Minister Bocchit Edmond said a corruption probe revealed “unacceptable situations” and “wrongdoing” at Haiti’s local embassy. However, The Tribune newspaper quotes Foreign Affairs Minister Darren Henfield as saying that the suspension of visas is not connected to that issue. The Foreign Affairs Minister says the ministry discovered problems on its own after reviewing how visas are issued adding that he hopes the matter can be resolved as quickly as possible.

Trump points finger at four Caribbean countries

The United States has named four Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries as major drug transit or illicit drug producing countries. President Donald Trump in his “Presidential Determination on Major Drug Transit or Major Illicit Drug Producing Countries for Fiscal Year 2020,” named The Bahamas, Belize, Haiti and Jamaica. The other countries named by Trump are Afghanistan, Bolivia, Burma, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Laos, Mexico, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela. In his statement, Trump noted that a country’s presence on the foregoing list is not necessarily a reflection of its government’s counter narcotics efforts or level

United States President Donald Trump of cooperation with the United States. “The reason countries are placed on the list is the combination of geographic,

Jamaica to begin cannabis evaluation next month The Scientific Research maximum of five cultivated Council (SRC) says it will cannabis plants, cannabis licensees, commence medical cannabis- as well as the regulatory body, to related evaluations in September. ensure the public is protected. Riley indicated that the SRC executive director, Dr Cliff Riley, says this is among the SRC also has the capabilities to test initiatives being undertaken in the entire spectrum of terpenes support of the industry’s build out – the taste profiles and aroma through partnerships forged with of cannabis – which have been the Cannabis Licensing Authority linked to the treatment of cancer in a recent university study. (CLA). Riley, speaking during “Public safety is one of a Jamaica Information Service the major focuses of the SRC, and (JIS) Think Tank session, said that we aim to always use advanced the SRC has invested heavily in technologies to ensure that precise acquiring the requisite advanced information is provided which can equipment to conduct reliable guide policy and can also inform tests and evaluations, in order to the public in terms of making provide credible information to good decisions.” various stakeholder interests. Riley assured that the SRC They include people remains “committed to ensuring adhering to the legally stipulated that the technological

Cannabis advancements and whatever information is required to make good decisions is available and easily accessible by members of the public, to ensure that we grow as a country”.

commercial, and economic factors that allow drugs to transit or be produced, even if a government has engaged in robust and diligent narcotics control measures.” Trump said his administration has devoted unprecedented resources to combating the scourge of illicit drugs in the United States. He said this includes strengthening the US borders and expanding programmes to prevent illicit drug use and aid the recovery and treatment of those who need it. “We are making steady progress to turn the tide of our country’s drug epidemic, but more needs to be accomplished. This includes further efforts beyond our nation’s borders, by governments of countries where dangerous illegal drugs originate,” he said.

K2 Construction Location: 30 Dock Yard Kewtown, Providenciales Turks and Caicos Seeking employment for the following: 2- Masons - $9.00 per hour 2- Carpenters - $9.00 per hour 1 – cleaning lady/domestic worker – 6.50 per hour 1 – Painter - $9.00 per hour Duties: Install structures and fixtures, such as windows and molding. Measure, cut, or shape wood, plastic, and other materials. Duties: Prepares surfaces prior to beginning work. Fabricates, alters, repairs, and maintains walls, sidewalks, street curbs, floors, bathroom showers, sink counters, partitions, manholes, and other related structures or surfaces. Lays blocks or bricks following blueprints, plans, or drawings. Duties: Keeping the work place tidy; dusting, sweeping, mopping, etc. Duties: Mixing, matching, and applying paints and other finishes to various surfaces Must be able to work 5 days per week. Position is vacant and Belongers are encouraged to apply. Please contact: 348-4009 All application must be submitted through Labour Department #230371

Rowley denies instructing dismissal of Indo-Trinidadians from security agency Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley those instructions, I think it warrants Tuesday vehemently condemned me convincing the population that a statement by a former official of there is evidence to prove that that the Strategic Service Agency (SSA) person is dangerous, that statement is who claimed that he had been given a lie and the person who put him on a instructions by senior government platform is also dangerous to the people ministers including the prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago,” Rowley told to dismiss all citizens of Indian descent the news conference. from the security agency. Dennie told supporters that Rowley said that the statement after the Rowley government had fired made by Carlton Dennie, a former the “legitimate director of the SSA” in director of intelligence, on the platform 2015, “I am the person they had asked of the main opposition United National to fire all the East Indians in the SSA and Congress (UNC) on Monday night, was I told them no, I am not doing that.” “an outright lie” and designed also to “I reminded Keith Rowley and sow the seed of racial hatred and tension the then Minister of National Security, in the twin island republic, where the (retired Brigadier Edmund) Dillon that majority of the 1.3 million population in this country every creed and race are mainly Afro and Indo-Trinidadians. must find an equal place. I told them no He accused Opposition Leader Kamla I am not firing the East Indian,” he told Persad Bissessar of fermenting racial cheering supporters of the UNC. tension in the country in a bid to return But Rowley in further dismissing to office following her defeat in the the allegations read from confidential September 2015 general elections. reports of the SSA dating back to 2009, “When an officer who showing that Dennie had had various claims on a platform to be the head disciplinary problems, including of the security agency, a major arm “deliberately stating untruths”, and a of the agency, and claims that he was recommendation “that this employee’s instructed by me to take action against a request for renewal of contract is not body of citizens based on their race and recommended”. Dennie was removed for that he was fired for not carrying out in 2016.

Rowley said that on becoming prime minister he never had any interaction with Dennie, telling reporters “he was never in a position to interface with the National Security Council or me as prime minister”. “So the statement that he made on the UNC platform that I give him instructions to do anything is nothing but an unvarnished lie,” Rowley said, adding that the position Dennie held in the agency “was not a position that could have hired or fired anybody”. “The only person who was in the agency in a position to recruit into the agency was the director or to have anyone dismissed would have been the director and therefore to go on a UNC platform and to say that he was asked to fire people was nothing but a foolish lie”. Rowley told reporters that the danger about the statement made by Dennie is that Persad Bissessar, a former head of the national security council, had completely “disregard the effect Mr Dennie’s lie could have on the society of Trinidad and Tobago”. He said the Opposition leader is desperate to return to office “and the only way she feels getting there is

Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Dr Keith Rowley to carry on with this misconduct at the expense of the people of Trinidad and Tobago”. “This latest development using Carlton Dennie to strike at the heart of our racial, ethnic and religious stability in this country is nothing but an attack on the people of Trinidad and Tobago,” he said.


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Skerrit wants Grenada and Barbados style victory at the polls Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit in Dominica, I want a Mia Mottley in called on voters in this Caribbean Dominica,” he told DLP supporters. Community (CARICOM) country and Mottley led her Barbados Labour follow their counterparts in Barbados and Party (BLP) to a clean 30-nil victory over Grenada and give his ruling Dominica then then ruling Democratic Labour Labour Party (DLP) a clean sweep in the Party in the 2018 general elections, while upcoming general elections. Mitchell’s New National Party (NNP) won Skerrit, speaking at the launch all 15 seats in the 2018 elections, making of the DLP’s candidate in the west coast it the only political party in the region to constituency of St Joseph on Sunday have done so on three occasions. night, said that a sweep of all 21 seats “I do not want no 18 seats, I in the elections, constitutionally due by do not want no 19 seats, we want all March next year, but widely expected the damn 21 seats,” Skerrit said, telling later this year, would help ensure that supporters he wants “a clean sweep . . . the campaign by the main opposition to save Dominica”. United Workers Party (UWP) to damage The main opposition United the controversial, but successful Workers Party (UWP) has been on a Citizenship by Investment Programme campaign calling on the government (CBI) is not successful. to inform the population what has Under the CBI, investors are happened to the “disappearance” of an provided with Dominican citizenship estimated EC$1.2 billion under the CBI. in return for making a significant Opposition Leader Lennox Linton contribution to the socio-economic first made the claim during the budget development of the island. Dominica debate here last month and called on is among a several Caribbean countries Dominicans to demand transparency in with CBI programmes. the CBI programme as he urged them to “The only way to stop this “take our country back”. treasonous campaign from unfolding Linton, who is also chairman and taking root in this country is for of the Public Accounts Committee, the voters of this country to deal with said a recent report released by it once and for all in the ballot boxes of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), praising Dominica. Dominica for the use of the funds “This constant undermining of generated by the CBI programme, did not the national interest and the national “look at the accuracy or the integrity of cause has to stop and it will be stopped the receipts” relating to the programme. in the next general election in Dominica. He told radio listeners that the I do not want any slim or even a large report did not address his concerns, majority in Parliament ladies and raised during the budget debate that $1.2 gentlemen, I want a Keith Mitchell billion was missing from the CBI income

Cayman Clampdown on rogue car dealers Government is beginning to clamp down on unlicensed traders selling imported cars by the roadside. Infrastructure Minister Joey Hew said there were concerns that many of the cars being imported into the islands where being resold on the black market. He said his ministry was working with Customs and Border Control to investigate and prevent people from bringing in cars for resale without a proper trade and business license. ` More than 4,000 SUVs, trucks and motorcycles were shipped into the islands last year – almost triple the number that were brought to the island in 2010. One local dealer told the Compass he believes less than 25% of those are being brought to the country by licensed businesses. Robert Campbell, who has been running Campbells Auto Repair and Sales on North Sound Road for three decades, said the problem had been getting steadily worse over the past few years. He believes at least half of the vehicles being imported on a weekly basis are being resold. Minister Hew said government was working to cut out that illegal trade. “We have a lot of people here who are importing cars from overseas, buying them through the internet and selling them locally,” Hew said. “We are tracking imports and if you have imported two or three cars for the year already, we will investigate and find out if you are running a business.” He said anyone trading in imported vehicles needed to be licensed through the Department of Commerce and Investment and to have a place to sell the vehicles.

“We are trying to slow down the importation of cars by illegal dealers and to battle the occurrences of people using the roadside as a sales lot.” He said the move should help stimulate the legitimate local used car trade. Government is also looking into further initiatives, including potentially restricting the age of cars that can be imported into the islands. Councillor Austin Harris is heading up a committee looking into solutions. Campbell said he was pleased to see some movement on the issue. He said he had been calling for regulation of imports for years. He wants to see a paper trail linking vehicle imports to a specific driver and a law preventing the vehicle from being resold for at least a year. That would prevent people bringing in cars in someone else’s name and selling them on, he said. He also endorses restrictions on the age of vehicles imported to the islands. He said Cayman could look to other Caribbean countries to see what restrictions to put in place. Jamaica, for example, only allows residents to import one car every three years. Campbell believes similar limits should be in place in the Cayman Islands. He said everyone should be required to get a special permit to import a vehicle to the territory and recommended stricter restrictions for visitors and work permit holders. He said, “I brought this issue up for the first time in 2007 and it has only got worse since then. We have to put a stop to it. It may already be too late. We have too many cars in Cayman.”

Dominica’s prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit reported by Prime Minister Skerrit, for 2018/2019. “ . . . They were just looking at how much money was spent from the CBI, but they’ve given us no indication [of] how much money was collected from the CBI over that period . . . “We had a budget debate in July. One of the matters that emerged in the budget debate had to do with the underreporting of the citizenship revenues for the very same year, 2018/2019. Does the report address that? No, it does

not,” Linton said questioning the PwC’s motives as they were commissioned by CS Global Partners Ltd, an international legal consultancy firm, who he claims, has a “sweetheart deal with the Skerrit administration”, as they help the government to promote the CBI programme. Linton alleged that the funds which he believes to be missing from the CBI revenues were purposely kept from PwC during the collection of data for their report. The party and its supporters have been staging peaceful protests outside various public buildings here demanding accountability. But Skerrit told supporters on Sunday that the intention of the campaign “is to create such doubt in the integrity of Dominica’s CBI programme (so) that foreign authorities would consider imposing sanctions against Dominica’s CBI programme”. “They do not wish for our passport to remain a hassle free travel document to many countries around the world. They want countries to deny free access to holders of Dominican passports. Lennox Linton is helping them change our programme so that more countries will impose visa restrictions on holders of Dominican passports.” Skerrit accused the opposition of seeking to damage the local economy, saying “they are upset that Dominica now has several international hotel brands under construction and coming to fruition under the CBI programme”.

Discussion ongoing about new airport for St Lucia A public debate on the best development model for the construction of the new Hewanorra International Airport continues to rage here between government and the opposition. Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has declared that a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model proposed by the main opposition St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) for the construction of the new airport will not give the country a “free” airport, as is being claimed by the party. “This is absolutely false,” Chastanet asserted in a post on his official Facebook page. He observed that there are fundamental differences in his administration’s approach to the redevelopment of the Airport and that Prime Minister of St Lucia Allen Chastanet of the Opposition. According to the Chastanet, Infrastructure, Security and many other under the PPP proposed by the social programmes instead of going into ruling party, St Lucia would dedicate the hands of a private developer. US$60 per passenger from the Airport The opposition party has Development tax to a private entity for argued against the government’s 30 years. decision to borrow US $175 million “We currently receive 400 000 for the new airport, suggesting that arrivals a year, which would give the borrowing for the most costly project PPP developer a yearly income of US$24 undertaken here would pose problems million and a total of US$720 million for the country in the long term. over the 30 year period. Please note that Asked to explain why his the cost of redeveloping the airport is Labour Party administration when it first US$175 million,” Chastanet explained. announced plans for the redevelopment “By going with my of the airport between 2011 and 2016, administration’s approach of taking “at no cost to the taxpayers” but didn’t a loan and dedicating this very same go ahead with the project, SLP Leader Airport Development tax towards Phillip Pierre said they were going repaying the loan, we will be able to through an international procurement repay the loan in 11 years,” he stated. process. The Prime Minister observed “That necessitated we give that his administration’s approach bidders time to tender and we needed would save the country over EC$1 time to answer their questions. All in all, Billion on this development alone; the international procurement process over $1 billion of which could go into took a long time to be completed,” he Agriculture, Healthcare, Education, said.


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Guyana Government reiterates position regarding Haitian visitors The Guyana government Friday reiterated that no Haitian national has been found to be involved in trafficking in persons or people smuggling. Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix told a news conference that Haitians were also not victims or perpetrators of such crimes here. He said despite the “hysteria” created in some sections of the media and by opposition politicians regarding the number of Haitians visiting Guyana, none of the investigating law enforcement agencies has found any evidence of Haitians being involved in trafficking of people. “The government agencies, like the police and the Narcotics Unit, are always on the lookout to detect trafficking in persons or smuggling, we have not detected Haitians. We have detected other nationalities. “We have found Venezuelans, those from the Dominican Republic and the majority being Guyanese. We have found those and we have published those, but no Haitian has been found. So, the hysteria with which this matter is being dealt with is one I suspect to be aimed at tarnishing the government,” Felix said. Earlier this month, the Ministerial Task Force on Trafficking in Persons, reported that for the first three

months of this year, police questioned 67 victims of Trafficking in Persons, with the highest number being Venezuelans. A statement issued by the Task Force noted that while there are Guyanese and nationals of the Dominican Republic included in the reported cases, none were Haitians. “It is important to note that the Government of Guyana is committed to ensuring, Venezuelans, Haitians, Cubans and other non- nationals utilising various ports-of-entry, will, upon entry, continue to be treated with the respect afforded to citizens and other visitors in accordance with our laws,” the Task Force said then, adding that there will not be any tolerance for attempts to perpetrate the “dreadful crime.” On August 5, Felix condemned as “inaccurate and deceptive” media reports that several Haitians had arrived here as victims of TIP and that the Haitians were also being registered in order to vote in the upcoming regional and general election. “No one would deny that Haitians are one of the higher numbers arriving in Guyana from around the Caribbean, but the records produced by the (media) are grossly incorrect and cannot be trusted to guide the public as to what is really taking place,” Felix said then.

Two men arrested after bloodied turtle shell found in car Police arrested two men in West Bay last week on suspicion of taking marine life after finding a shell of an endangered green sea turtle with blood on it in their car. A subsequent search of a premises revealed a package of turtle meat. The men were arrested on 21 Aug. when police and Customs and Border Control Service officers conducted a joint operation at an address on Up The Hill Road. During the operation, officers searched a vehicle at the residence and recovered a package containing suspected ganja. They arrested a 27 year-old man, of Bodden Town, on suspicion of possession and consumption of ganja. During a further search of the vehicle, officers discovered the turtle shell, and found the turtle meat inside the residence. The 27 year-old man was further arrested on suspicion of taking marine life without being licensed. A second man, age 39 of West Bay, was also arrested on suspicion of the same offence. Both men were granted bail as investigations continue. “Although our initial search was conducted based on possible drug offences, the marine offence that was detected is quite significant,” said Detective Superintendent Peter Lansdown in an RCIPS press release. “As the police service, it is part of our remit to investigate and prosecute these offenses as well, in conjunction with our partner agencies, and it is a responsibility we take very seriously.” Janice Blumenthal of the Department of Environment said the shell had been taken from an adult green sea turtle, one of fewer than 150 such animals left in the wild around the Cayman Islands. “It is also the second turtle shell recovered in an apparent poaching incident within the past month on Grand Cayman,” she said. “Although the Department of Environment has seen a steady increase in the number of turtle nests in recent years, poaching of even a few endangered adult sea turtles can lead to a reversal of that trend very quickly,” she added.

Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix Records from the Department show that in 2013, 188 Haitians arrived in Guyana with 99 departures; in 2014, 227 arrivals and 113 departures; in 2015, 770 arrivals with 136 departures; in 2016, 722 arrivals with 451 departures; in 2018, 3, 515 arrivals with 291 departures and in 2018, 1,238 arrivals with 85 departures. In 2019, there was legislative adjustment to Schedule II of the Immigration Act, Cap. 14:02, to include Haiti as a beneficiary to the Caribbean Single Market Economy (CSME), which

facilitates free movement within the region and automatic entry and stay of six months in the CARICOM countries, according to a government statement. Felix said that the Haitians have capitalised on free movement within the region to travel to Guyana and other states. ` “I know in some instances; the Haitians have walked over mountains to the Dominican Republic to catch flights to Central and South America using whatever airlines are available. This, along with the relaxation of the visa requirement, has allowed for freer movement of Haitians around the region. “Many of the news outlets have been making heavy weather of the Haitians who cannot be accounted for. We have large and unprotected borders on the East with Suriname, on the West with Venezuela and on the South with Brazil. It is very easy to travel from certain parts of the Rupununi to Brazil because of the porous borders. For Suriname, there is the decades old back track, which the Haitians utilise to travel across and then onward to Cayenne,” he said. Felix reiterated that position Friday saying that the majority of the Haitians only use Guyana as an in-transit point to move on to Brazil, French Guiana and other parts of South America, where most of their relatives live.

Climate change on UWI agenda The IPCC, the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change, has just released its findings and recommendations on climate change and land and three academics from The University of the West Indies (The UWI) are contributors to the global report. Entitled Climate Change and Land: An IPCC Special Report, theSummary for Policymakers was approved earlier this month in Geneva, Switzerland by representatives of the world’s governments. This Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCLL) is the second of three special reports that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is preparing during its current Sixth Assessment Report cycle. The first special report, Global Warming of 1.5°C, was approved and released in September 2018 – UWI staff also played a significant role in authoring it. The third report, examining Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, is expected to be released in September 2019. Of particular concern, is the devastating impact that global warming is having on the Caribbean. This includes coastal erosion resulting from sea level rise and tropical hurricanes, which greatly threaten lives and livelihoods in the region. Small island nations are also facing the degradation of ecosystems, both marine and land, which may harm industries on which we rely, such as fishing and farming. Overall, the Caribbean is particularly vulnerable to greater health, environmental and economic challenges because of these climate and land changes. Dr Adrian Spence (International Centre for Environmental and Nuclear Sciences, The UWI Mona) was a lead author on Chapter One of the Special Report on Climate

Dr Patrick McConney, Senior Lecturer at Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) of the University of the West Indies (UWI), discusses climate change vulnerability of fishing communities in Barbados during a fieldtrip attended by EAF Workshop participants Change and Land, “Framing and Context”; Dr Donovan Campbell (Geography and Geology, The UWI Mona) was a lead author on Chapter Six, “Interlinkages between desertification, land degradation, food security and greenhouse gas fluxes”; and Professor Noureddine Benkeblia (Life Sciences, The UWI Mona) was a review editor for Chapter Five, “Food Security”. “Land is a critical resource for human livelihood and development, providing food, fresh water and other ecosystem services. However, land is under growing pressure and climate change is exacerbating this pressure. Notwithstanding that, land may offer some solutions to limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees, but we must act now,” Dr Spence said. Other critical themes addressed in the report include land as a resource; desertification and land degradation; food security; and land and climate change responses. UWI has nine academics currently contributing to the IPCC. They are members of three international working groups mandated to

produce a three-volume global assessment report, known as “the sixth report” and “three special reports”. The academics are Professor Michelle Mycoo (coordinating lead author on a chapter on small islands), Dr Tannecia Stephenson, Dr Donovan Campbell, Dr Spence, Professor Michael Taylor, Professor Noureddine Benkeblia, Dr Michael Sutherland, Dr Aidan Farrell and Professor John Agard. In addition to this achievement, The UWI has made significant impact in the global effort to reduce climate change in several other ways. Earlier this year, the International Association of Universities (IAU) selected The UWI as its global leader in the mobilisation of research and advocacy for the achievement of a climate-smart world. The UWI was designated the lead institution for a Global University Consortium on SDG 13 (Climate Action). This designation recognised the significant contributions the University has made to the issue through decades of research and advocacy.


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UK’s Johnson moves to suspend Parliament ahead of Brexit British Prime Minister Boris Johnson maneuvered Wednesday to give his political opponents even less time to block a chaotic no-deal Brexit before the Oct. 31 withdrawal deadline, winning Queen Elizabeth II’s approval to suspend Parliament. His critics were outraged. Though Johnson previously had refused to rule out such a move, the timing of the decision took lawmakers — many of whom are on vacation — by surprise. Johnson insisted he was taking the step so he could outline his domestic agenda, and he shot down the notion that he was curbing debate, saying there would be “ample time” to discuss Brexit and other issues. Lawmakers reacted with fury, including John Bercow, speaker of the lower House of Commons, who was not told in advance of Johnson’s plan. “Shutting down Parliament would be an offense against the democratic process and the rights of parliamentarians as the people’s elected representatives,” Bercow said. “Surely at this early stage in his premiership, the prime minister should be seeking to establish rather than undermine his democratic credentials and indeed his commitment to Parliamentary democracy.” The main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn wrote to the queen to protest “in the strongest possible terms on behalf of my party and I believe all the other opposition parties are going to join in with this.” The monarch, however, kept with her steadfast refusal to get involved

Anti-Brexit supporters wave flags and hold signs at College Green near the Houses of Parliament in central London, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 in politics. “Whatever one’s views on Brexit, The House of Commons will once you allow a Prime Minister to convene from Sept. 3-10 and then was prevent the full and free operation of our scheduled to go on a break until Oct. democratic institutions you are on a very 9 — though lawmakers had suggested precarious path,” he said. they might cancel that break and stay in Guy Verhofstadt, the European session because of the Brexit crisis. Parliament’s chief Brexit official, called Johnson said he decided to Johnson’s move “sinister.” ask the queen to give her speech that “As a fellow parliamentarian, outlines the government’s legislative my solidarity with those fighting for agenda on Oct. 14, and she approved their voices to be heard,” he tweeted. suspending Parliament for a total of 32 “Suppressing debate on profound choices days between Sept. 12 and Oct. 14. That is unlikely to help deliver a stable future makes it unlikely the lawmakers would EU-UK relationship.” have enough time to pass laws blocking The pound plunged on the news, the U.K.’s withdrawal from the European down to $1.2196 from almost $1.2300 Union without a negotiated divorce deal the previous day. by Oct. 31. The EU is adamant it will not “This is completely normal renegotiate the agreement struck with procedure,” House of Commons leader former Prime Minister Theresa May on Jacob Rees-Mogg told Sky News. the terms of Britain’s departure and the But shadow chancellor John framework of future relations. Without McDonnell tweeted: “Make no mistake, such a deal, Britain faces a chaotic Brexit this is a very British coup.” that economists warn would disrupt

Nigeria closes part of border with Benin to check rice smuggling

A vendor arranges bags of rice at the Wuse market in Abuja, Nigeria May 15, 2018 Nigeria has partially closed its western border with Benin to curb rice smuggling that is threatening the country’s attempt to boost local production, the government said on Wednesday. The government wants Nigeria to be self-sufficient in rice and has imposed import controls but these have kept prices high and led to smuggling from Benin into Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari has introduced policies since taking office in 2015 that are aimed at curbing imports to boost local production and conserve foreign exchange reserves. He said rice smuggling across the western border threatened his policy of self-sufficiency. “The country has saved huge sums of money which would otherwise have been expended on importing rice using our scarce foreign reserves,” Buhari was quoted as saying in a statement issued by his spokesman. “We cannot allow smuggling of the product at such alarming proportions to continue.”

` The statement did not say when the border was partially closed. Buhari also said there would be a meeting with Benin and Niger, Nigeria’s northern neighbors, to determine measures to check smuggling across the borders. He said the border closure was limited to allow security forces stem the trend and that he would consider fully re-opening the border in the future. The government has said Nigeria’s imports of rice and wheat together cost almost $4 billion a year but its 190 million people rely on imports for most of what they consume due to limited manufacturing capacity. The country has considered developing agriculture for export to earn more hard currency and to increase revenues from outside its dominant oil industry. Earlier this month, Buhari told the central bank to stop providing foreign exchange for food imports as part of his drive to bolster the country’s agriculture sector.

trade by imposing tariffs and customs checks between Britain and the bloc, send the value of the pound plummeting and plunge the U.K. into recession. May resigned in defeat after failing — three times — to secure Parliament’s backing for her divorce deal with the bloc. Hundreds of people packed College Green outside Parliament, waving EU flags and placards to express their anger, while 25 bishops from the Church of England released an open letter about their worries about the “economic shocks” of a no-deal Brexit on the poor and other vulnerable people. A petition on a government website demanding that Parliament not be suspended has gotten more than 100,000 signatures — guaranteeing that it will be considered for debate. Lawmakers already are asking a Scottish court to rule that suspending Parliament is illegal. If that fails, pro-EU legislators are also planning to try to pass a law banning a no-deal Brexit, although the government has now sharply limited their time to do that. Another option is to bring down the government with a no-confidence vote. That would spark a 14-day period in which Johnson could try to overturn the result. If he failed, there would be a general election — but the government believes it would not have to be held until after the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline. During that key 14 days after a no-confidence vote, another lawmaker could try to win Parliament’s backing in a vote. If they succeeded, Johnson should, in theory, have to step down and let the winner form a government.

Britain’s Prince Andrew denies seeing any sex crimes during time with Epstein Britain’s Prince Andrew said on Saturday he never saw or suspected any sex crimes during the time he spent with U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein. Andrew has faced weeks of scrutiny over his friendship with Epstein, who committed suicide in a Manhattan jail cell earlier this month while being held on sex-trafficking charges. Andrew, who is the second son of Queen Elizabeth, issued a lengthy statement saying he wanted to “clarify the facts” around his relationship with Epstein. “At no stage during the limited time I spent with him did I see, witness or suspect any behavior of the sort that subsequently led to his arrest and conviction,” Andrew said. British media including the Daily Mail have published a picture which they said showed Andrew waving goodbye to a woman from inside a Manhattan mansion owned by Epstein. The Mail said the picture had been taken in 2010 - two years after Epstein pleaded guilty to a Florida state felony prostitution charge and registered as a sex offender. U.S. court papers have previously shown that Epstein had socialized with Andrew and other highprofile figures including U.S. President Donald Trump and former president Bill Clinton. Andrew, 59, said it was a “mistake and error” to see Epstein in 2010 after he pleaded guilty to paying a teenage girl for sex. He said that he first met

Horse Racing - Royal Ascot - Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Britain - June 20, 2019 Britain’s Prince Andrew arrives by horse and carriage on ladies day Epstein in 1999, saw him once or twice a year and stayed in a number of his properties. “His suicide has left many unanswered questions and I acknowledge and sympathize with everyone who has been affected and wants some form of closure,” said Andrew, whose title is the Duke of York. “What I thought I knew of him was evidently not the real person, given what we now know.” His statement on Saturday was issued just days after Buckingham Palace issued a statement in which Andrew rejected any suggestion that he participated in the alleged sex crimes that Epstein was accused of. Epstein first came under investigation in 2005 after police in Palm Beach, Florida, received reports he had sexually abused underage girls in his mansion there.


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26 killed in fiery attack on bar in southern Mexico

U.S. President Donald Trump attends a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron (not seen) at the end of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, August 26, 2019

Trump calls stormthreatened Puerto Rico one of most corrupt places on earth President Donald Trump on Wednesday struck out at a U.S. territory facing the destructive threat of Tropical Storm Dorian and financially limping under a massive bankruptcy filing, saying that Puerto Rico has misspent federal funds it received to help recover from devastating hurricanes in 2017. “Puerto Rico is one of the most corrupt places on earth. Their political system is broken and their politicians are either Incompetent or Corrupt. Congress approved Billions of Dollars last time, more than anyplace else has ever gotten, and it is sent to Crooked Pols. No good!” Trump wrote in a tweet. Nonetheless, Trump approved an emergency declaration for Puerto Rico late on Tuesday, allowing for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide assistance in coordination with ongoing disaster preparedness efforts.

An attack on a bar in Mexico’s Gulf coast city of Coatzacoalcos killed 26 people and injured about a dozen, officials said Wednesday, and they said it was apparently overseen by a man who had been recently arrested but released. “The criminals went in, closed the doors, the emergency exits, and set fire to the place,” President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said at his daily morning news conference. Veracruz state police said the Tuesday night attack targeted the “Bar Caballo Blanco,” or “White Horse Bar.” It advertised “quality, security and service,” private rooms for $7.50 “all night,” sexy girls” and a pole dance contest. It is located just off a busy commercial street in Coatzacoalcos, a city whose main industry has long been oil and oil refining. “This is the most inhuman thing possible,” López Obrador said. “It is regrettable that organized crime acts in this manner,” he said, adding, “It is more regrettable that there may be collusion with authorities.” López Obrador said local prosecutors should be investigated because “the alleged perpetrators had been arrested, but they were freed.” Gov. Cuitláhuac García identified the chief suspect as a man known as “La Loca” and gave his name as Ricardo “N” because officials no longer give the full names of suspects. García said the man had been detained by marines in July, but was released after being turned over to the state prosecutor’s office. “In Veracruz, criminal gangs are no longer tolerated,” García wrote of the attack, adding that police, the armed forces and newly formed National Guard are searching for the attackers. In an interview with Milenio TV, García said that 23 people had died in the bar and

Relatives of one of the victims that died during an attack at a nightclub, cry outside the Veracruz state prosecutors office in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 three more had succumbed to their The attack came almost injuries afterward. He said some of eight years to the day after a fire the remaining injured were in “very at a casino in the northern city of serious” condition and he left open Monterrey killed 52 people. The the possibility that the toll could Zetas drug cartel staged that 2011 rise. attack to enforce demands for “It was a planned, cunning protection payments. attack against that bar and the The Zetas, now people who were inside,” he said. splintered, have also been active He added that businesses in the city in Coatzacoalcos. The Jalisco New have suffered similar fires. He said Generation cartel also has a presence arrests were made in previous cases, in the area and local journalists said but state prosecutors didn’t act. “La Loca” is believed to be linked to Anti-crime activist and that group. businessman Raul Ojeda said the Veracruz has suffered from attack had all the hallmarks of high levels of organized crime for an unmet demand for extortion years. It was one of the first states payments. where López Obrador deployed “They have been the country’s new National Guard threatening all the businesses like in April after 13 people were that,” Ojeda said. “The ones that killed during a party in Minatitlan, don’t pay close down or pay the 12 miles (20 kilometers) from consequences, as in this case.” Coatzalcoalcos. He said the Zetas, Jalisco More recently, in early New Generation cartel and other August, nine dismembered bodies local gangs are currently fighting for were found in bags in the town of control of the city. Maltrata. Photos of the scene showed According to the most tables and chairs jumbled around, recent government data, there are with the bodies of semi-nude 2,500 guardsmen patrolling the women lying amid the debris. state. They are among some 13,500 Prosecutors initially said federal forces in Veracruz. the fire killed eight women and 15 The attack, along with the men and injured 13 people. López killing of 19 people in the western Obrador said the death toll had city of Uruapan earlier this month, risen to 25, but did not specify the is likely to renew fears that the gender of the victims or the number rampant violence of the 2006-2012 of injured. There was no immediate drug war has returned. information on their condition.

Marriott banning little shampoo bottles by 2020 It could be lights out for tiny toiletries. Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel chain, said Wednesday it will eliminate small plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel from its hotel rooms worldwide by December 2020. They’ll be replaced with larger bottles or wall-mounted dispensers, depending on the hotel. The move follows a similar announcement last month by IHG, which owns Holiday Inn, Kimpton and other brands. IHG said it will eliminate about 200 million tiny bottles each year by 2021. Last year, Walt Disney Co. said it would replace small plastic shampoo bottles at its resorts and on its cruise ships. Many smaller companies, like the five Soneva Resorts in Thailand and the Maldives, have also ditched plastic bottles. Marriott has more than 7,000 hotels in 131 countries under 30 brands, ranging from SpringHill Suites and Residence Inn to Sheraton and RitzCarlton. It says it will be eliminating about 500 million small bottles each year, or 1.7 million pounds of plastic. Marriott has wanted to get rid of small bottles for years, President and CEO Arne Sorenson said. There are just

diversity, said Marriott got a positive response from guest surveys. Many were relieved because the larger bottles let them use as much or as little shampoo as they want. “More and more people have a general consciousness of it,” she said. “They don’t want to be leaving halfempty bottles.” Naguib said most Marriott hotels will eliminate small bottles by July 1, 2020. Luxury brands will get rid of them by the end of 2020. Lower-priced brands will have dispensers or bottles that are tethered to the shower wall. Luxury brands will have untethered bottles. The bottles hold the equivalent of 10 to 12 This image made from video shows bottles of shampoo, conditioner and shower gel that will replace smaller small bottles, and all are tamper resistant. bottles of them by 2021 The larger bottles will still be plastic, too many of them, he said, and they’re company says it’s been testing amenity and Marriott still plans to replace them difficult to recycle because of the time it dispensers in some rooms for the last — not just refill them — when they run takes to clean them out. year. low. But Naguib said the larger bottles But it took a lot of work to Bethesda, Maryland-based are easier to recycle than smaller ones. design tamper-resistant large bottles and Marriott started replacing small bottles Environmental groups are get suppliers on board. High-end hotels, early last year at some North American applauding the moves. in particular, needed to have bottles that brands, including Courtyard and “Plastic pollution is an urgent still felt luxurious, he said. Fairfield hotels. About 1,000 of those global crisis and the time is now to think “There were a lot of technical now feature larger bottles or pump ‘reusable’ instead of ‘disposable,’” said features to this that we had to get right,” dispensers that are hooked to the shower Dianna Cohen, co-founder and CEO of he said. wall. the Berkeley, California-based Plastic Rival Hyatt Hotels Corp. is Denise Naguib, Marriott’s vice Pollution Coalition. going through a similar process now. The president of sustainability and supplier


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WORLD NEWS U.S. warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of rising tensions between the world’s two largest economies. The busy waterway is one of a growing number of flashpoints in the U.S.-Chinese relationship, which include an escalating trade war, American sanctions on China’s military and U.S. relations with Taiwan. Reuters reported on Tuesday that China had denied a request for a U.S. Navy warship to visit the Chinese port city of Qingdao. The U.S. Navy vessel Wayne E. Meyer, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, carried out the operation, traveling within 12 nautical miles (14 miles/22 km) of Fiery Cross and Mischief Reefs, Commander Reann Mommsen, a spokeswoman for the Japan-based U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet, told Reuters. The operation was conducted “to challenge excessive maritime claims and preserve access to the waterways as governed by international law,” Mommsen added. The U.S. military operation comes amid an increasingly bitter trade war between China and the United States that sharply escalated on Friday, with both sides leveling more tariffs on each other’s exports. The U.S. military has a long-standing position that its operations are carried out worldwide, including areas claimed by allies, and are separate from political considerations. China and the United States have traded barbs in the past over what Washington has said is Beijing’s militarization of the South China Sea by building military installations on artificial islands and reefs. China’s claims in the South China Sea, through which about $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes each year, are contested by Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam. China has called its construction as necessary for self-defense and has said the United States is responsible for ratcheting up tensions by sending warships and military planes close to islands that Beijing claims. China’s 2019 defense spending will rise 7.5 percent from 2018, according to a budget report. Its military build-up has raised concerns among neighbors and Western allies, particularly with China becoming more assertive in territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas and over Taiwan, a selfruled territory Beijing claims as its own.

Florida police blame staff neglect for post-hurricane nursing home deaths A dozen Florida nursing home patients who died from sweltering heat during a 2017 post-hurricane power outage were victims of neglect by four caregivers jailed this week to face manslaughter charges, and more arrests are expected, police said on Tuesday. The former manager and three nurses who worked at the now-closed Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, north of Miami, “failed to protect their patients and render aid when it was needed most,” Hollywood Police Chief Chris O’Brien told a news conference, detailing the two-year Police tape surrounds the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Hollywood, Florida, U.S., September 13, 2017 investigation. Defense lawyers say their and two counts of evidence the immediate aftermath of the storm, to no avail, he said. clients were innocent of criminal tampering. After surrendering to City officials said the wrongdoing and did their best to care for the victims, all of them authorities at the Broward County rehab center continued to operate in frail health, under difficult, Jail in nearby Fort Lauderdale on without central air conditioning unpredictable circumstances posed Monday, the three defendants as daytime temperatures outside by one of the most powerful Atlantic posted bond on Tuesday - $17,000 rose to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 for Meggie and $90,000 each for degrees Celsius). Portable air coolers storms on record. The 12 victims, ranging Carballo and Colin, defense lawyer and fans were placed throughout the building but were ineffective in in age from 57 to 99, were found David Frankel said. A fourth defendant, Tamika curtailing the heat, authorities said. to have died from heat exposure “They didn’t do enough,” after being left with little or no Miller, 31, a licensed practical air conditioning in the nursing nurse, was booked on six counts O’Brien said. “These are trained home for days after Hurricane Irma of aggravated manslaughter and professionals that should’ve been knocked out power to the cooling three counts of evidence tampering. aware of the hazards taking place system on Sept. 10, 2017. More She was arrested in Miami on and they chose to ignore them.” An evacuation described than 80 deaths were attributed to Saturday and was being held in the the storm in the Caribbean and U.S. Miami-Dade County jail, pending by medical workers as chaotic was extradition to Broward County. finally carried out on the third day mainland. Police after the storm, as residents in the State regulators suspended Hollywood Steven Bolger, head overheated building began lapsing the nursing home’s license soon Major after, and the facility was closed. of the department’s criminal into cardiac arrest. More than 140 Two months later, the Broward investigations, said the altering of patients there ended up being County coroner ruled the deaths medical records after the incident moved to a hospital across the street. Pedro Franco, who lost homicides resulting from heat “clearly demonstrates some kind of attempt to cover something up.” his father, Miguel Franco, 93, and exposure. “We do anticipate mother, Celilia Franco, 92, called Two of the former the arrests of the four employees employees, Jorge Carballo, 61, the additional arrests,” Bolger added. Most of the dead were “step one.” facility’s administrator, and Sergo “We’ve got to go all the Colin, 45, a supervising nurse, were under hospice care and moving each booked on suspicion of 12 them to another facility would have way to the end until we see that counts of aggravated manslaughter. proven medically risky, Frankel these people have been convicted Althia Meggie, 36, a registered nurse, said. The nursing home repeatedly of the crimes that they committed,” faced two counts of manslaughter sought to get its power restored in he told WSVN-TV in Miami.

Warplanes dump water on Amazon as Brazil military begins fighting fires Brazilian warplanes are dumping water on the burning forest in the Amazon state of Rondonia, responding to a global outcry over the destruction of the world’s largest tropical rain forest. As of Sunday, President Jair Bolsonaro had authorized military operations in seven states to combat raging fires in the Amazon, responding to requests for assistance from their local governments, a spokeswoman for his office said. Reuters accompanied a firefighting brigade near the state capital of Porto Velho, where there were areas larger than football fields that had been charred, but active fires were contained to small areas of individual trees. The dozen or so yellow clad firefighters from environmental enforcement agency Ibama easily cleared brush from around a burning stump with a leaf blower, doused it with jets connected to water packs mounted on their backs and covered it in earth. A video posted by the Defense Ministry on Saturday evening showed a military plane pumping thousands of gallons of water out of two giant jets as it passed through clouds of smoke close to the forest canopy. The response comes as leaders of countries in the Group of Seven (G7) nations currently meeting in France expressed grave concerns over the fires. French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday said the G7 was nearing a deal to provide “technical and financial help” to countries affected by

Firefighters extinguish a fire in Amazon jungle in Porto Velho, Brazil August 25, 2019 the Amazon fires. Nearly 80,000 fires have been registered across Brazil through Aug. 24, the highest since at least 2013, according to space research agency INPE. Bolsonaro announced the military would be sent in on Friday after several days of criticism from the public and world leaders that Brazil’s government was not doing anything to fight the fires. He also said on Twitter he had accepted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s offer of a plane and specialized support for the firefighting operations, following a call between the two leaders. But outside of Rondonia, the

government had yet to provide any operational details for other states. The Defense Ministry said in a briefing on Saturday that 44,000 troops were available in Brazil’s northern Amazon region but did not say how many would be used where and what they would do. Military personnel around Porto Velho appeared to be largely coordinating firefighting efforts, according to a Reuters witness. Asked for additional details, the Defense Ministry told Reuters in a statement that in all seven states that have asked for help, the military is planning operations to support firefighting initiatives already underway. Justice Minister Sergio Moro had

also authorized a force of military police to assist in fighting the fires, with 30 set to be sent from Brasilia to Porto Velho. The president’s office posted to Twitter a photo of police officers on a plane bound for Rondonia set to arrive at noon. Environment Minister Ricardo Salles posted a video showing a caravan of yellow fire prevention trucks and other government vehicles, saying they were on the ground responding in Rondonia. Colombian President Ivan Duque said on Sunday he would seek a conservation pact with other Amazonian countries - first in bi-lateral meetings in Peru this week and then at the United Nations General Assembly. “Colombia wants to lead a pact, a conservation pact, between the countries that have Amazon territory,” Duque said after meeting with an indigenous community in the Amazonian city of Leticia in southern Colombia. “We must understand the protection of our Mother Earth and our Amazon is a duty, a moral duty.” The Amazon is the world’s largest tropical rain forest and is seen as vital to the fight against climate change because of the vast amounts of carbon dioxide that it absorbs. The Amazon, which provides 20% of the planet’s oxygen, is home to an estimated one million indigenous people from up to 500 tribes as well some three million species of plants and animals, including jaguars, sloths, giant otters, river dolphins, howler monkeys, toucans, reptiles, frogs and insects.


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Lebanese army fires at Israeli drones near border The Lebanese army opened fire at two of three Israeli drones that breached Lebanese airspace on Wednesday evening in the south of the country near the Israeli border, and all three returned to Israeli airspace, the army said. Israeli aircraft regularly enter Lebanese airspace, but this is a rare case of the army targeting one. Beirut has repeatedly complained to the United Nations about Israel, which Lebanon considers an enemy country, breaching its airspace. The Israeli military said shots were heard from Lebanese territory towards an airspace in which Israeli Defence Force (IDF) drones were operating. “The drones completed their mission and no IDF damage was reported,” the statement said.

A security source told Reuters that troops fired shots from M16 assault rifles. The Lebanese army does not possess air defense systems. The first drone entered Lebanese airspace at 19:35 over the border village of Adaisseh and returned to Israel after shots were fired, the Lebanese army statement said. A second drone returned to Israel without being fired at after entering over Kfar Kila, also a border village. The army then fired at a third one which also returned back to Israel, it said. Lebanese President Michel Aoun had said on Monday his country had a right to defend itself after two Israeli drones crashed in Beirut southern suburbs, dominated by the Iran-backed Hezbollah group, on Sunday. Earlier on Monday, Israeli strikes had hit a military position belonging to

Lebanese army soldiers stand near a poster of Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah in Adaisseh village near the Lebanese-Israeli border, Lebanon August 28, 2019 an Iran-backed Palestinian faction in Lebanon’s Bekaa valley near the Syrian border.

Epstein accuser says Prince Andrew should ‘come clean’ An alleged victim of Jeffrey Pressed for additional Epstein who claims she was also comment, she added: “He knows farmed out for sex with Britain’s exactly what he’s done and I hope Prince Andrew has challenged the he comes clean about it. Thank British royal to speak up, saying: you.” “He knows exactly what he’s done There was no mention of and I hope he comes clean about the prince during the court hearing it.” itself. But Giuffre’s comments The jet-setting middle outside were widely reported in the son of Queen Elizabeth II was a British media Wednesday, focusing years-long friend of the financier further scrutiny on the 59-year-old who killed himself while awaiting prince whose 10-year marriage with trial on sex-trafficking charges. But Sarah Ferguson ended in divorce in the prince strenuously denies any 1996, three years before the prince knowledge of criminal behavior by says he first met Epstein. Epstein and has described himself In a statement last as “appalled” by allegations from Saturday, the prince who served many women who accused Epstein in the Royal Navy and worked in of sexual abuse. an ambassadorial role promoting Among them is Virginia Britain as an investment destination, Roberts Giuffre. She has said she was said he saw Epstein “infrequently a 15-year-old working at President and probably no more than only Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club once or twice a year. I have stayed when she was recruited to perform in a number of his residences.” sex acts on Epstein. Giuffre said A photo in court records in a sworn affidavit that she was shows Andrew with his arm around flown on Epstein’s private planes to Giuffre’s waist. his properties in New Mexico, the Brad Edwards, a lawyer U.S. Virgin Islands, Paris and New representing Epstein accusers, said York, and said meetings were also Tuesday that he would welcome arranged for sex in London and Andrew’s help in trying to seek elsewhere with Prince Andrew. justice for the women. Without making specific “I personally extended new allegations against the British that invitation to Prince Andrew royal, Giuffre used a New York multiple times. Anytime, we are court appearance Tuesday to heap ready and we have a lot of questions more attention on Andrew’s links for him,” he said. “We have specific to Epstein. pointed questions and if he really “He knows what he’s wants to help, then we want his done and he can attest to that,” help.” Giuffre told reporters outside the In his written statement, courthouse after she and 15 other Andrew said: “At no stage during women testified about abuse they the limited time I spent with him allege they suffered at Epstein’s did I see, witness or suspect any hands. behaviour of the sort that

Britain’s Prince Andrew delivers the keynote speech of the Japan-UK security cooperation conference in Tokyo subsequently led to his arrest and conviction.” That referred to Epstein’s 2008 conviction after pleading guilty to prostitution-related state charge. Epstein served 13 months behind bars. In his statement, Andrew acknowledged that he also met Epstein after his release in 2010 but said it was a “mistake.” Epstein, 66, was found dead at the Metropolitan Correctional Center on Aug. 10, touching off outrage that such a high-profile prisoner could have gone unwatched at the Manhattan federal lockup. He was awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges involving dozens of teenage girls.

A witness at the border said the situation was calm following the incident.

Missouri ban on abortion after eight weeks temporarily blocked by U.S. judge A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday blocked Missouri from enforcing a law banning abortion in the state after eight weeks of pregnancy except in cases of medical emergency, acting just a day before the law was set to take effect. U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs in Kansas City temporarily halted the law, pending litigation or a further order of the court, saying it would negatively impact the rights of hundreds of women. The ban, like ones blocked in Arkansas and Ohio earlier this summer, was written in the knowledge it would likely be struck down but with the hope it would prompt the U.S. Supreme Court to review its landmark 1973 decision legalizing abortion nationwide. “While federal courts should generally be very cautious before delaying the effect of State laws, the sense of caution may be mitigated when the legislation seems designed, as here, as a protest against Supreme Court decisions,” the judge wrote. A spokesman for Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said in a statement his office was reviewing Sachs’ ruling before deciding on its next step. Women’s healthcare provider Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued Missouri over the law, arguing it was in effect an outright ban on abortion as many women do not know they are pregnant at eight weeks. “Today’s decision affirms that abortion is still a constitutional right, and we will do everything possible to keep it that way,” said Andrew Beck, an ACLU attorney. Sachs left in place, at least for now, the law’s prohibitions on abortion for reasons of race, sex or a suspected diagnosis of Down syndrome in the fetus. “These severe restrictions on abortion access do nothing to address disability rights or discrimination,” said Alexis McGill Johnson, acting president of Planned Parenthood. “They only stigmatize abortion and shame the people that seek that care.” The law declares Missouri a “sanctuary of life” that protects “pregnant women and their unborn children.” It does not make exceptions for cases of rape and incest, and includes a provision triggering a statewide abortion ban if the Supreme Court overturns its 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.

Zambian opposition leader arrested, accused of defaming president Police arrested the leader of a small Zambian opposition party on Wednesday on charges of defaming President Edgar Lungu by describing the head of state as a dog, his lawyer said. Chishimba Kambwili, leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), defended his comments as he was led by officers, telling journalists that his statement in an online video had been misunderstood. Kambwili and other opposition politicians have accused Lungu of cracking down on dissent -

a charge regularly dismissed by the government which says it protects free speech. The arrest came two days after the state Registrar of Societies canceled the registration of the NDC saying its constitution was flawed and effectively shutting it down. Kambwili has said he will challenge the decision in court. “The arrest is a clear sign of intimidation, coming shortly after the de-registration of Kambwili’s party. The ruling party seems to be very uncomfortable with Kambwili,” Lee

Habasonda, a political analyst at the University of Zambia told Reuters. Kambwili’s party broke away from the Lungu’s Patriotic Front (PF) in 2016 and took its first seat in parliamentary elections in April in the government’s copper-producing heartland. “The allegation is that he made references to dogs from Chawama” in the video, his lawyer Christopher Mundia told Reuters, referring to a township where Lungu previously lived and served as member of parliament.

“The police have drawn inference that he was referring to the head of state as a dog from Chawama and that is why they have decided to charge him with defamation of the president,” Mundia said. Kambwili told journalists his statement in the local Bemba language has been misunderstood, but did not explain what he meant. Police released a statement saying Kambwili had been detained, but did not go into further details. There was no immediate comment from the government.


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J&J liable for $572 million in Oklahoma opioid epidemic trial; shares rise An Oklahoma judge on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) to pay $572.1 million to the state for its part in fueling an opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing addictive painkillers, a sum that was substantially less than investors had expected, driving up J&J’s shares. The state’s attorney general had filed the lawsuit, seeking $17 billion to address the impact of the drug crisis on Oklahoma. It had been considered a bellwether for other litigation nationwide over the opioid epidemic. “The expectation was this was going to be a $1.5 billion to $2 billion fine,” said Jared Holz, healthcare strategist for Jefferies & Co. “$572 million is a much lower number than had been feared.” J&J said it would appeal the decision. Shares of J&J were up 2% in extended trading following the decision, after an initial gain of more than 5%. Other drugmakers that sell opioid painkillers and are defending against similar lawsuits also rose afterhours, including Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA.TA) up 2.6%, and Endo International Plc (ENDP.O), up 1.4% higher. Opioids were involved in almost 400,000 overdose deaths from 1999 to 2017, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since 2000, some 6,000 Oklahomans have died

from opioid overdoses, according to the state’s lawyers. Roughly 2,500 lawsuits have been brought by states, counties and municipalities nationally seeking to hold drugmakers responsible for opioid abuse nationwide. Oklahoma’s case was the first to go to trial. Some drugmakers have chosen to settle cases. In holding J&J liable after a seven-week, non-jury trial, Judge Thad Balkman of Cleveland County District Court in Norman, Oklahoma, said the state proved that J&J’s misleading marketing and promotion of its Duragesic and Nucynta painkillers created a public nuisance. “The opioid crisis is an imminent danger and menace to Oklahomans,” Balkman said. Oklahoma wanted J&J to help it address the epidemic for the next 30 years by funding addiction treatment and prevention programs. Balkman said in his written ruling that the award covered only one year of addressing the crisis because Oklahoma did not demonstrate the time and costs needed beyond that. Lance Lang, a 36-year-old recovering user of opioids turned activist in Oklahoma City, said it was “short sighted” for the judge to have only ordered funding for a year. “There’s going to be people struggling with this for years,” he said in an interview.

Russian capsule carrying robot docks at space station A Russian space capsule carrying a humanoid robot has successfully docked at the International Space Station after a failed attempt last week. Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Tuesday that the capsule carrying the robot and other cargo docked at the orbiting lab early morning Moscow time. The robot, called Fedor, sent out a tweet upon arriving saying: “Sorry about the delay. Got stuck in traffic. Ready to work now.” The capsule was launched Thursday as part of tests of a new rocket that is expected to replace the workhorse Soyuz-FG next year, but failed to dock. Now it has safely arrived, Fedor will perform two weeks of tests aboard the space station.

J&J said it will ask that the award be put on hold during an appeal process that could stretch into 2021. The company also said Oklahoma failed to show that its products and activities had created a public nuisance. “You can’t sue your way out of the opioid abuse crisis,” Sabrina Strong, a lawyer for J&J, said at a news conference after the verdict. “Everyone must come together to address this. But J&J did not cause the opioid crisis.” “ACCOUNTABLE FOR DEATHS AND ADDICTIONS” The case was brought by Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter, who alleged that J&J’s marketing practices helped fuel the opioid epidemic by flooding the market with painkillers. “Johnson & Johnson will finally be held accountable for thousands of deaths and addictions caused by their actions,” Hunter said. The trial came after Oklahoma had resolved claims against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP in March for $270 million and Teva in May for $85 million, leaving J&J as the lone defendant. The verdict came as two Ohio counties prepare for a scheduled October trial before a federal judge in Cleveland. About 2,000 lawsuits out of some 2,500 filed nationwide are consolidated in the

case in Cleveland. Endo International Plc (ENDP.O) and Allergan Plc (AGN.N) last week agreed to pay $15 million to avoid going to trial in October in a case by two Ohio counties, subject to court approval. Some plaintiffs’ lawyers have compared the opioid cases to litigation by states against the tobacco industry that led to a $246 billion settlement in 1998. Joe Rice, a lead plaintiff’s attorney for municipalities in the federal litigation, said if the Oklahoma award were extrapolated to other states, it could mean an annual abatement cost of around $38 billion. “It does indicate that if I’m in the pharmaceutical business, I’ve got to think long and hard about annual payments of my share of that,” he said. The judge overseeing the federal litigation in Ohio has been pushing for a global settlement. J&J, which is among multiple pharmaceutical companies that are defendants in the federal litigation, said it remains “open to viable options” to resolve the Ohio case, including through settlement. During the Oklahoma trial, lawyers for the state argued that J&J carried out a years-long marketing campaign that minimized the painkillers’ addiction risks and promoted their benefits.

Disney to launch 25 stores inside Target nationwide on October 4

An undated hand out image of a collaboration that will open 25 Disney stores inside select Target locations nationwide

The Fedor robot is displayed before being loaded into a Soyuz capsule that was launched Thursday Aug. 22, 2019, from the launch pad at Russia’s space facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan

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Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) and Target Corp (TGT.N) announced a collaboration on Sunday that will open 25 Disney stores inside select Target locations nationwide on Oct. 4, with plans for 40 additional sites by October next year. Disney said in a statement that the “shop-in-shop” would feature an array of more than 450 items from the company, including more than 100 products previously only available at its locations. Disney stores will launch inside Target in major cities such as Philadelphia, Denver and Chicago. The company has stand-alone stores, but has closed its locations in West Virginia and Florida this year. Target, in a separate announcement on Sunday, said it would open a store at Flamingo Crossings Town Center in Florida at the western entrance of the Walt Disney World Resort in 2021. “We believe the combination of Disney’s unmatched entertainment and storytelling with our omni-channel retail platform will create inspiring and unique experiences for our guests,” Brian Cornell, chairman and chief

executive officer at Target, said in a statement. “This collaboration reflects the strength of our platforms and assets to create value for guests and growth for both companies beyond the traditional retail model,” he added. Guests can browse and purchase Disney store specialty merchandise from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars, at select Target locations, the Target statement said. The Disney store at Target will operated by the latter, with the “shopin-shop” layout having an average of 750 square feet, located inside Target stores adjacent to children’s clothing and toys. The Target announcement came after the company beat expectations for earnings and raised its full-year outlook, as its investments in same-day delivery and pickup services increased traffic to its website and stores. Led since 2014 by retailindustry veteran Cornell, Target has bounced back from a slide three years ago that saw its margins drop, prompting a rethink that has seen it remodel hundreds of stores each year.


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•Acknowledging and responding to relevant customer queries, needs and expectations

Great House Management Limited [Sailrock] is seeking qualified candidates for the positions below: Housekeeping Supervisor •This person is responsible for ensuring rooms are maintained to resort standards of cleanliness and are ready in a timely manner for guest accommodations.This person will reside in South Caicos. Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to: •Providing excellent customer service. •Being willing and able to work flexible hours, including late shifts, as well as on weekends and on public holidays. •Maintaining cleanliness quality based on resort standards and objectives. •Understanding all duties of the Housekeeping staff and assisting, as needed. •Working with Front Office to monitor out of order, out of service, discrepant and show rooms. •Overseeing day-to-day cleaning responsibilities of housekeeping team. •Evaluating guest satisfaction •Coordinating between housekeeping crews to inspect assigned areas to ensure standards are met. •Maintaining relationships with the entire housekeeping team. Qualified Candidates will have/be: •Fluent in English (fluency in more than one language is a plus). •Minimum of 4 years of experience in a similar role. •Able to stand or walk for extended periods. Must also be able to push, pull, or lift up to 25lbs, as well as reach, bend and kneel to reach all areas. •High School Diploma or equivalent required – Bachelor’s degree preferred. •Proficient with PMS system. •Must be able to perform efficiently during high volume peak periods. •Computer literate Salary •$16,500 annually Spa Manager •This person oversees all aspects of the Spa Department, including interviewing and training staff, monitoring the facilities, coordinating daily schedules for Spa Services, as well as managing staff performance.This person will reside in South Caicos. Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to: •Providing excellent customer service. •Educating clients on spa services offered, as well as the different skin care products available. •Scheduling and confirming spa appointments using spa reservation software. •Managing esthetician calendars, ensuring the proper coordination of appointments. •Managing and handling all inquiries diligently. •Ensuring pre-selling, up-selling and cross-selling of services to guests. •Keeping up with current market trends. •Opening and closing the spa, performing daily financial reports, as well as cash reconciliation. •Maintaining information on spa prices, specials, and packages, etc. and ensuring that the Front Office and Reservation teams are aware of all changes. •Maintaining cleanliness of spa and related areas and equipment. •Managing supplies and equipment inventories within budget. •Interacting with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels. •Ensuring all employees have the proper supplies, equipment and uniforms. Qualified Candidates will have/be: •Fluent in English (fluency in more than one language is a plus). •Minimum of 3 years in a similar role. •High School Diploma (Bachelor’s degree is preferred). •Proficient with PMS systems. •Computer literate. Salary Range •$25,000 - $30,000 annually Spa Therapist •This person will provide professional and engaging wellness therapies and massage treatments to our guests, as well as offer a full range of treatments to fulfill different guest needs.This person will reside in South Caicos. Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to: •Providing excellent customer service. •Delivering a variety of spa services, including massages, manicures, pedicures, and waxing in a safe and comfortable manner. •Maintaining equipment and a sample inventory of products •Educating clients on spa services offered, as well as the different skin care products available. •Pre-selling, up-selling, and cross-selling services to guests. •Maintaining cleanliness of spa and related areas and equipment. •Interacting with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels.

Qualified Candidates will have/be: •Fluent in English (fluency in more than one language is a plus). •Minimum of 2 years in a similar role. •High School Diploma (Bachelor’s degree is preferred). •Proficient with PMS systems. •Computer literate. •Experience in sales with be considered an asset •Communication and customer service skills •Positive Attitude Salary •$16,500 annually Chef De Partie Job Summary – the Chef de Partie will work in close partnership with the Executive Chef to provide an outstanding Food and Beverage experience for the guests of Sailrock Resort. They will assist with organizing and facilitating the day to day operations of the kitchen to ensure consistent excellence in execution and cost management. Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to •Work closely with Executive Chef and other kitchen staff to plan and prepare meals and menus •Track and manage, as directed by General Manager and Executive Chef, inventory and food costs •Take direction from Executive Chef about quality of food and menu planning •Continuously learn new skills and techniques Qualifications •Minimum 2-3 years of experience in 5-star resort •Knowledge of andexperience in food service •Knowledge of andexperience in beverage service •Ability to be on time and present for all scheduled shifts including weekends and holidays •Excellent interpersonal skills •Ability to work with minimal supervision and have a strong initiative. •Ability to perform efficiently and effectively during high volume periods Salary - $16,000 yearly Cost Controller •This person is responsible for estimating and managing the cost to produce goods and services. Responsibilities •Must estimate cost using sage to help determine the price of production and how much money the company can expect to make on any given product or service. •Consistently offers professional, engaging and friendly service •Prepare and analyze food and beverage costs monthly and recommend alternatives to improve costs •Establish and maintain a database for Food and Beverage inventory stock including up-to-date pricing •Establish and maintain a cost allocation transfer system for food and beverage supplies to the various departments. Summarize these transactions for each financial period close. •Monthly food and beverage actual costs by outlet •Liquor pouring procedures •Assist management with building an annual operating budget for Great House •Provide critical assessment of all budgets and cost projections •Provide Daily reports of Receiving and leaving Items •Work in conjunction with all department heads to ensure maximum profitability •Maintain vendor and service provider relationships •Keep up to date on new vendors and possible cost-cutting partnerships •Analyze invoices to ensure correct products/services were received at expected cost •Commit to maximizing efficiency at all levels without compromising quality •Develop and implement proactive solutions and cost- cutting measures Qualified Candidates will have/be: •Must be able to speak, read, write and understand English. •Previous experience is an asset •Accounting designating or enrollment in a recognized Accounting Program •Ability to motivate employees and proven leadership skills •Must be self-motivated, and possess a high degree of analytical ability and confidentiality, and work in a safe, prudent and organized matter. •Must have a commitment to follow all local and corporate policies and procedures as they relate to the position. •Ability to be on time and present for all scheduled shifts including weekends and holidays •Musts be able to have good employee management, organization decisionmaking and problem solving •Exceptionally well organized with an aptitude for data •Solid networking and interpersonal skills •Able to generate budgets and reports •Bachelor’s degree in finance or relevant field strongly preferred •Able to relocate to South Caicos Island Salary Range •$30,000 annually Please submit applications to the Human Resources Department: o Drop off: W104 Venture House, Grace Bay, Providenciales o Email:HumanResources@Sailrockresort.com or swharton@southcaicos.com These positions are held by work permit holder. Interested Turks and Caicos Islanders must also submit copies of their application to the TCI Labor Board.


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GK Foods

Location: 1125, Leeward Highway, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands

Schedule 2 Regulation 8 of the Physical Planning (Development Permission) Regulations, 2018 An Application, REGISTERED PR 14399, by Elery James, for the rezoning of parcel 60715/37 Cheshire Hall & Richmond Hill on Providenciales which is currently zoned for R6 Apartments to C1 Commercial. The application as submitted seeks planning consideration for a Two (2) Story Building containing Laundromat and Six (6) One-Bedroom Units and Four (4) Two-Bedroom Units. Anyone wishing to make representation(s) may do so in writing to the Director of Planning, South Base, Grand Turk or through the Department of Planning, Emily House, Providenciales, within twentyeight (28) days of publication of this Notice. Dated Posted:___________________________________________

LS LTD. LS Limited is seeking suitable applicants for the following position:

LABOURERS Candidates must be physically capable of performing manual labour outside daily which involve grass cutting, tree trimming, removal of brush and weed, general cleanup of debris and garbage from the company properties. Assist with irrigation and small construction installation projects which include manual trenching and digging. Previous experience is preferred. Candidates must be willing to work holidays and weekends when required. Starting wages: $6.50per hour Please submit applications to: Veronica Rigby, LS 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 September16th, 2019.

Is SEEKING: •Assistant Store Manager Main Duties and Qualification Available Position -1 Last Application date: 10th September 2019 • Need minimum 5 years Managerial experience in Retail Store • Good Communication skills • Managing stock levels and making decisions about stock control • Managing and motivating a team to increase sales and ensure efficiency • Coaching and developing staff to ensure that the store delivers the expected results • Maintain awareness of market trends in the retail industry, understanding forthcoming customer initiatives Working Hours 8 hours /Day - 6 days a week Salary $600 per Week •Store Clerk Main Duties and Qualification Available Position -3 Last Application date : 10th September 2019 Need Minimum 3 years experience in Retails Store Good Communication Skill Pack store items onto shelves Clean the store Create displays for products Assist customers when asked Working Hours 44 hours a week Salary $7.00 per hour Both of these positions are new Interested Applicants are required to submit a formal application in writing, addressed to the company’s General Manger, either via email andy@gkfoodservice. com or by hand, delivered to GK foods, 1125, Leeward Highway, Providenciales. Please Contact phone Number 946-1269 Interested TC Islanders are invited to submit a copy of their application to the Labour Board.

GYMNASTIC TEACHER – JOB DESCRIPTION

TURKS AND CAICOS NATIONAL INSURANCE BOARD Vacancy:

DIRECTOR (CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER)

Reporting: Directly to the Board of Directors and, as required, to the responsible Minister Reporting Deputy Director Corporate Services, Financial Controller, Investment Manager, Positions: Corporate Secretarial Assistant Indirect

Branch Managers – Grand Turk & Providenciales, Marketing & Public Relations Manager, Legal Counsel, Reporting: Human Resource Manager, Information Systems Manager. Liaising The Minister and Ministry of Finance, Actuaries, External, Auditors, Brokers, Relationships: The National Health Insurance Board, Banks, Investment Companies, Insurance Companies, Government Agencies, other National Insurance Organizations, Employers and Scheme participants, the public media Objective: The achievement of overall objectives of the National Insurance Board within the guidelines of the National Insurance Ordinance and Regulations and in keeping with its Mission: to achieve social protection for the aged, working population and their dependents by being financially viable and providing social security in a reliable caring and effective manner through competent motivated staff and informed leadership Key Responsibility Areas: •Provision of strong leadership and management of the NIB’s staff in pursuit of its objectives and the fulfillment of the NIB’s responsibilities. •Achievement of strategic, financial and actuarial targets, and meeting obligations to subscribers. •Proper fiscal management and safeguarding the financial viability of the National Insurance Fund. •Development of strategies, policies and procedures for sound governance and ensuring adherence. •Coordination of the development and implementation of effective human resource and performance management systems throughout the NIB. •Development and execution of internal and external communications strategies, including marketing and public relations, to engage stakeholders for effective policy formulation and operations. •Provision of sound advice, recommendations and reports to the Board of Directors and the responsible Minister. Required Qualifications: •A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in a senior executive capacity in a similar or related industry, preferably including some experience working with a multi-disciplined Board of Directors •Masters Degree in Business Administration or related discipline from a recognised institution •Proficiency in strategic planning, financial analysis and portfolio management •Training in contemporary management practices and human resource development •Training in marketing and public relations, presentations development and execution, and report writing •Information technology knowledge and its application in monitoring performance standards •Strong communication and interpersonal skills •Proven track record of sound decision making and managerial performance Compensation will be within the range of US$95,550 to US$110,000. The position is based at the Head office in Grand Turk.

Location: Laporte’s Plaza - Unit # 2, Academy Way #5, Downtown Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands Description: Provo Gymnastics Academy is actively seeking Gymnastic Coaches for the first Academy of its kind in Turks & Caicos Islands. Applicants must be enthusiastic and love working with children from ages 4 to 16, have strong skills in working as a team and show strong communications and class management skills. Must be fluent in English. Physical requirements include lifting 50 pounds, continual movement over uneven surfaces, setting up mats and equipment, etc.. Ability to provide sustained attention to gymnasts during class time. Willing to work evenings and week-ends as classes will normally open after school (3:30 pm). Positions are full-time jobs. Duties and Responsibilities: -To prepare lesson plans and rotation schedule for team classes and assist in developing gymnastic programs. -To ensure maximum use of time and space by all gymnasts. -To prepare gymnasts working towards award schemes. -To become familiar with the individual needs of gymnasts in each group. -To assist with gymnasts taking part in competitions or events. -To report any accidents, illnesses, safety hazards, discipline issues or child protection concerns immediately. -To set up and prepare training facilities and to clean up facility at end of the day. -To ensure children are released to the correct parent/guardian. -To keep daily attendance records and progress reports. -To advise gymnasts about how to improve their technique as well as to avoid injuries. -To write up accident reports and to notify the office about injuries and checks in with the parents to follow-up. -To assist with routine office tasks, such as scheduling. Required knowledge and skills: -Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods of gymnastic programs, safety and organization (minimum of 1 year). -High school diploma or equivalent in a Sports Coaching Qualification. -Must be able to communicate well with co-workers, gymnasts and parents. -Have a certification in First Aid and CPR. -Knowledge of USAG levels from beginner to level 10 -Ability to monitor planned activities with children. -Teach skills on floor, bar, trampoline, beam and tumble trak. Salary/Benefits: -Salary is negotiable based on experience and expertise -Free accommodation offered (possibly shared with co-worker) -Flight ticket paid from home country at beginning and end of contract -Offerand continued employment is contingent upon obtaining appropriate government clearances and work permits. The Company will assist in obtaining these documents and will pay associated governmental fees and costs. -3 weeks of paid vacation yearly.

Please respond by mail to: The Secretary Turks and Caicos Islands National Insurance Board Hon. Headley Durham Building, Grand Turk Turks and Caicos Islands, BWI or Email: nib@tcinib.tc Please send your application and résumé by September 30, 2019.

This position is new. Please send applications to provogymnastics@hotmail.com Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders can send copies of their resume to the Labour Board.


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Premier Contracting Services seeking the following skilled technician Refrigeration Maintenance Technician Supervisor Maintain the day-to-day operations and to assume responsibility for maintaining the physical assets of the properties under the direction of Premier Contracting Services Ltd. Duties and Skill set required •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 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 Deadline for submission of application is September 10th, 2019 Please submit applications with references and relative experience to: Ms. Edith Cox Suite 200 ‘Graceway IGA Main Office Complex Leeward Highway or by emailing to maintenance@khcapital.com Please Note: This Position is currently held by a Work Permit holder. Interested Belongers must submit their application to the Immigration Board.

MANAGING DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Reporting to the CEO, the Corporate Director will require extensive Managerial experience in Operations; Food & Beverage; Sales; Marketing and Finance both in branded and non-branded properties. •Must have over 10 years’ experience managing all-inclusive Resorts operations for different target groups •Must understand fiduciary board responsibilities •Degrees in hospitality preferably a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management or equivalent required - MBA degree desired •Extensive business development experience •Ability to work in USA Salary for this position begins at $80,000 per annum and will commensurate with qualifications and experience. BUTLER •Prepare and serve hot, cold, and/or alcoholic beverages. •Stock ice, glassware, and supplies. •Anticipate and communicate replenishment needs promptly. •Wash dishes and serving utensils as needed. •Complete opening and closing duties. •Requisition all necessary supplies, transporting supplies from storeroom to bar set-up area as required. •Secure liquors, beers, wines, coolers, cabinets, and storage areas. •Document pertinent information in department logbook. •Forecast additional meal requirements and communicate special requests to the kitchen. •Report accidents, injuries, and unsafe work conditions to manager. •Follow all company policies and procedures, ensure uniform and personal appearance are clean and professional, maintain confidentiality of proprietary information, and protect company assets. •Welcome and acknowledge all guests according to company standards, anticipate and address guests’ service needs, assist individuals with disabilities, and thank guests with genuine appreciation. •Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 25 pounds; and stand, sit, or walk for an extended period of time or for an entire work shift. •Perform other reasonable job duties as requested by Supervisors. Salary range for this position begins at $8.00 per hour and will commensurate

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

with the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant. RESTAURANT SUPERVISOR Reporting to the Food & Beverage Manager, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following: RESPONSIBITIES: •Lead and manage the day to day operations of the restaurant ensuring all service standards are followed •Lead and support all Food & Beverage departments in the achievement of their financial and operational targets •Assist with training and development of all Colleagues to ensure career growth •Follow department policies, procedures and service standards •Follow all safety policies REQUIREMENTS: •Proven food and beverage management experience •Familiarity with restaurant management software •Communication and team management abilities •Availability to work within opening hours (e.g. evenings, holidays, weekends) •Up to date with food and beverages trends and best practices •Requires fingering, grasping, lifting, pushing and carrying up to 50 lbs. Salary range for this position begins at $9.00 per hour and will commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant. GARDENER Provide support services for the landscaping and maintain cleanliness throughout the grounds. Must be able to, work flexible shifts, holidays and weekends. Must be able to push and pull carts weighing up to 250lbs, must be able to lift 50lbs. Salary range for the position above begin at $6.50 per hour and will commensurate with experience. 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 September 7th, 2019


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Come and join our winning team at Seven Star Resort & Spa The following positions are currently available Chef de Partie/ Demi Chef de Partie The Chef de Partie is responsible for running a specific section of the kitchen. The chef manages a small team of workers, which are responsible for keeping organize so that meals go out on time and the work area remains clean and orderly. Requirements: •5 to 15 culinary experiences in a five star hotel/resort •Knowledgeable in international cuisine such as Japanese and other Asian dishes •HACCP knowledge, self-motivated and passion for hospitality and cooking •Excellent palate and attention to detail Duties and Responsibilities: •To work and lead the kitchen team •Execute cooking to the expected high standard quickly and efficiently •To maintain the required level of hygiene standards/HACCP as laid down both legally and by the standards manual •To be responsible for the day to day training of the team Salary range: USD20,000. Position currently held by a work permit holder Spa Therapist Candidates will join our team in our newly expanded award winning Spa and will be therapists as well as have opening and closing duties. Duties and Requirements: •5 years’ experience as a therapist and relevant degree or equivalent combination of experience and education. •Knowledge of holistic concepts and treatments including facials, full body treatments, massages, physiotherapy, and manicures and pedicures. •Enthusiastic demeanour with excellent customer service skills •Must be able to work long hours and split shift. New Position. Salary $6.31 per hour (plus commission) Security Officer The areas of responsibility for this position include the protection and safety of property assets, employees, guests, accident and fire prevention and response. The ideal candidate must exemplify excellent customer service and create a positive atmosphere for guests and employees and be available to work a rotating and flexible schedule. Duties and Requirements: •A minimum of 5 years’ experience •Able to work flexible hours, holidays and weekends. •Willing to walk/run through dark bushy areas to carryout checks. •Highly trained in security procedures and martial arts. •First Aid training is preferable •Ability to communicate effectively •Physical ability to run, walk, jump and bend. •Willing to work long Shifts (up to 14hrs) and split shift during the night. •Willing to work in all weather conditions. •Ability to respond to patron problems effectively. Salary range: USD14,000 per annum and is based on experience and qualification. Position currently held by a work permit holder. AC Engineer The Successful candidate would be responsible for overseeing the design and installation of the resort heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Essential Duties: •Determining the size of the building, airflow capacity and energy consumption •Work together with maintenance crews and architects to determine the type of system needed for each unit •Installing and servicing the systems that control air quality, temperature and humidity inside offices, schools, leisure complexes and other modern buildings •Surveying buildings where cooling systems are to be fitted •Discussing requirements with management •Producing quotes for work refurbishments and installation •Designing and installing systems •Carrying out planned maintenance •Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned not listed in this job description Requirements: •Communication Proficiency, Customer/Client Focus, Organizational Skills, Performance Management, Problem Solving/Analysis, Results Driven, Teamwork Orientation, Technical Capacity and Time Management. •The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25/50 lbs. •Some math and measuring skills along with an eye for detail. •Also requires a great deal of lifting, bending and squatting, so a reasonable level of physical fitness is needed •A concentration of mechanical engineering. •Must have 5 years of experience and extensive knowledge of the design and application of industrial HVAC systems. •Must be able to work long hours, weekends and holidays •May be required to work up to 72 or more hours in any given week Salary range: USD40,000 to USD54,000 per annum (Salary is negotiable and based on level, experience and qualifications). Restaurant Manager The Restaurant Manager’s main responsibility is to manage the entire restaurant and the staff in the restaurant and ensures all daily duties are done in order to serve our guests efficiently and professionally •Oversee the implementation of service and brand standards in the restaurant

•Ensure all staff is trained on the company standards and acts in compliance to the standards •Monitor food & beverage cost in the restaurant and ensure minimum waste occurs •Monitor the POS system and ensure all transactions are properly recorded and settled according to company rules •Ensure daily opening and closing procedures are performed according to standards •Responsible for training, developing and motivating staff •Replenish supplies and inventory in a timely and efficient manner, minimizing waste and controlling cost •Ensure that the restaurant and all restaurant equipment is in proper operational condition and is cleaned on a regular basis •Ensure the restaurant is in compliance with the current health and safety standards at all times •Directly responsible for meeting financial, service and guest satisfaction targets for assigned outlet Skills and Qualifications: •Previous five star restaurant management experience. •Previous experience working with multi-cultural/multi-ethnic groups •Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience Salary range: USD30,000 – USD42,000 per annum. Position currently held by a work permit holder Owners Asset Protection Officer This position is under the direct supervision of the Owners Relations Manager/General Manager and is responsible for the protection, safeguarding, and security of assets for the assigned Home Owners. Duties and Requirements: •A minimum of 5 years’ experience •Able to work flexible hours, holidays and weekends •Highly trained in security procedures and martial arts •First Aid training is preferable and ability to communicate effectively •Physical ability to run, walk, jump and bend •Willing to work long Shifts (up to 14hrs) and split shift during the night •Willing to work in all weather conditions and ability to respond to patron problems effectively. •Excellent customer service skills Salary range: Salary range: USD 13,500 per annum. Position currently held by a work permit holder Crystallization Specialist: This individual will be responsible for grinding and leveling of floors with the required machinery. Responsible for all of the following: Travertine Cleaning , Marble Polishing, Marble Cleaning, Granite Polishing, Etch Removal, Stain Removal, Limestone Cleaning, Lippage Removal, Crack & Chip Repair and Marble Floor Maintenance Requirements: •Knowledge of working with chemicals used for floor restoration, polishing, buffing or crystallization on different stone floor types – Limestone/granite/ marble •Some math and measuring skills along with an eye for detail •Also requires a great deal of lifting, bending and squatting, so a reasonable level of physical fitness is needed Salary range: USD 13,500 per annum. Position currently held by a work permit hold Financial Controller We are seeking an accomplished individual with demonstrated experiences as a Hotel Financial Controller. Requirements: •Demonstrates strong experience & background in Finance with specific emphasis on financial reporting, investments, risk management and cash flow analysis. •Must be an ACA/ACCA/CPA with public accounting background as well as 3-5 years’ experience as a Hotel Financial Controller •Must have experience with Strata Corporation accounting •Detailed knowledge of Visual 1 software package •Excellent people skills, high-energy, entrepreneurial spirit, and professionalism •Caribbean or similar International exposure Responsible for: •Preparation of monthly Hotel and Strata Corporation financial statements •Assist in the preparation of the Company’s financial budgeting and forecast process. •Provide leadership in establishing high-quality standards within the accounting department and must possess excellent communication and leadership skills. •Direct reports will include accountants, purchasing staff and all peripheral receiving, inventory controls personnel. •Assist in the preparation of budget presentations; the production of periodic financials, statistics and operational metrics for senior management Salary: USD70,000 per annum (Salary is negotiable and based on level, experience and qualifications) OTHER POSITIONS •F&B Server •F&B Runner Salary range: USD13,000 to $17,000 per annum and is based on experience and qualification. Some position currently held by a work permit holder.

ONLY CANDIDATES MEETING ABOVE REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE CONTACTED. Candidates should apply to Seven Stars Resort & Spa, Grace Bay Road, Providenciales via e-mail at hr@sevenstarsgracebay.com for consideration or should leave CV and valid police clearance at the security building for the attention of HR. Prospective applicants who are Islanders kindly send copies of your application to the board. Application deadline: September 15, 2019


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Tyrone Bishop champion of North and Middle Caicos Glory Of the Green championship

Tyrone Bishop named Champion of the North and Middle Caicos Glory Of the Green championship for the second year in a row. Cyclists, over three categories Masters (66 miles), Elite (66 miles) and Cadets: (6 miles) competed in the second annual Glory of the Green Championship of North and Middle Caicos. The 66-mile race began at 10:50am with 12 participants, departing Miss B’s in North Caicos headed to Sandy Point. The route went through the town of Sandy point before headed back towards Bottle Creek and onto Middle Caicos. After passing the causeway and entering into Middle Caicos we lost our first cyclist Mr Devaugh Williams who suffered severe cramping in his legs and lower back and was forced to drop out of his race. Further into Middle Caicos, approaching Lorimers, we lost our second rider Mr. Sean Rodgers who succumbed to nausea. After circling at Lorimers dock and headed back to the final stretch the race took a horrific turn when Fred Registre’s front wheel tapped Shanwell Gardiner’s back wheel causing a heart wrenching crash that ended the race for Fred. Thankfully, Mr. Registre sustained no major injuries. The race saw constant attacks by Tyrone and also Sean, with Dan doing his characteristic long hard pulls that eventually reduced the peleton to a few riders. On the final leg out of Middle

Caicos, Tyrone suffered severe cramping and was forced to stop temporarily. He was however able to remedy his condition and was able to chase down the last two remaining in the lead pack (Shanwell and Dan). The honour of being named the Champion of North and Middle Caicos came down to a photo/video finish. After careful review of the footage, Tyrone (from the elite category) was determined to be the overall winner, scarcely beating Shanwell Gardiner (from the Masters Category) for the title. In addition to being the 2019 Champion of North and Middle Caicos, Tyrone was also first place in the Elite category followed by Earldarrel Basden in second and Omard Gardiner in third. Shanwell Gardiner who was second overall, was first in the Masters category, with Daniel Redmond in second and Kavin Ewing in third. Ethan Gardiner placed first in the Cadets Cat 1 (boys)followed by Kymani Ewing and Emory James. Ethan’s sisters Alyssa and Danielle Gardiner showed their competitive side by placing first and second respectively in Cadets Cat 2 (girls). Speaking on his win Tyrone said: This season has been my strongest and most consistent performance in my cycling career. The 2nd annual Glory of the Green was one of my most challenging, humbling and rewarding wins. After feeling so strong in the

beginning I endured cramps on the drive home and after being dropped 6 miles behind by the leading competitors I really thought the race was over for me. But then I heard the voice of my wife and supporting friends motivating me to push through. This gave me the drive to not only catch up to my competitors or complete the race but to capture the win. It was the most thrilling win out of all of my wins for the season because it was a very close victory and one that I was able to attain after a relentless comeback. Now I truly understand when it says the race is not for the swift but to he who endures to the end. For the upcoming tour, I plan to continue the same training strategies and improve weak areas. I am looking forward to a great competition and testing new limits. Blink and you miss it. TCCF President Shanwell Gardiner stated that its been a exciting season so far both locally and Regionally. The Cyclist has been committed to training and elevating the Sport within the TCI. We are grateful to our sponsors for investing in the TCCF and making it possible for us to host these events to further promote Cycling in the TCI. A time trial and the Youth Day Kids Championship are up next for the TCCF in September; All leading to the ultimate championship, The Second Annual Tour of the Turks and Caicos in October. The tour will include 5 stages over 4 islands. Stage 1 in Grand Turk on

October 5th, stage 2 & 3 in North and Middle Caicos on October 6 and 7 and the final 2 stages in Providenciales on October 12th and 13th . The Turks and Caicos Cycling Federation wishes to thank our sponsors of the Glory Of the Green: Jaca TCI, Core Resources the spectators for supporting the event, the Royal Turks and Caicos Police Force who kept us safe during the event, and the race committee and volunteers who assisted in making this event a success.


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Woods undergoes knee surgery, targets October return

Tiger Woods had a knee operation last week but is expected to make a full recovery and hopes to be back competing in October. The former world number one said he had an arthroscopic procedure to “repair minor cartilage damage”. “I’m walking now and hope to resume practice in the next few weeks,” Woods said after the procedure on his left knee. “I look forward to travelling and playing in Japan in October.” Apart from winning the Masters, his 15th major title, the 43-year-old has had a relatively subdued season with injuries hampering his preparation and performances. Vern Cooley, the doctor who performed the knee surgery, said in a statement here: “I expect Tiger to make a full recovery. “We did what was needed and also examined the entire knee. There were no additional problems.” Woods withdrew from the

Northern Trust Open earlier this month due to pain and stiffness in his surgically repaired back. While Woods has dealt with a string of ailments this season his left knee until now had not been one of them although it has been an issue throughout his career. He first had surgery on the knee in 1994 to remove scar tissue and again in 2002 to remove a cyst. There was more surgery in 2008 to repair a ruptured ACL after he famously won the U.S. Open that year in a playoff over Rocco Mediate as he hobbled around Torrey Pines. That was Woods’ last major win until this year when he triumphed at the Masters. Woods said he expected to be fit to play in the Zozo Championship in Japan on Oct. 24-27 followed by the Hero World Challenge he hosts from Dec. 4-7. U.S. captain for the President’s Cup, Woods could

Tiger Woods also select himself to play in the biennial event set for Dec. 9-15 at Royal Melbourne in Australia. He is currently one shy of Sam Snead’s record of 82 PGA Tour victories.

Jamaican under-20 world champ Williams tests positive Jamaica’s world under-20 double sprint gold medalist Briana Williams has tested positive for a banned diuretic, her lawyer has told Reuters, potentially ruling her out of the world athletics championships in Doha. Williams has denied any wrongdoing and her Canadabased lawyer Emir Crowne said the banned substance hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) appeared to have been in an overthe-counter cold remedy she had purchased. She had also declared the medication on her doping control form, he said. “I can confirm that we have an independent test on an over-the-counter cold medication that the athlete took (that) confirmed the presence of a diuretic,” Crowne said. “The diuretic was not listed among the ingredients in that cold medicine that the athlete took. “It is genuinely a case where I would suggest no fault at all for a situation that was beyond her control, and beyond anyone’s control really.”

Alexander Williams, who chairs the Jamaica Antidoping Commission, declined to comment. Both of the ‘A’ and ‘B’ samples were tested at the WADA accredited lab in Montreal. HCTZ is banned because it can to mask the use of anabolic steroids. It is normally used to treat high blood pressure. The 17-year-old Williams clocked a yet-to-be-ratified national junior record of 10.94 seconds to place third in the 100m final at the national senior trials in June but could now miss selection for the world championships in Doha. The Jamaican team for the Sept. 27-Oct. 6 championships will be named on Sept. 6. Under the World Antidoping Agency and IAAF rules, Williams is facing the possibility of a maximum ban of four years if found guilty. Warren Blake, president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association, told Reuters he hoped it would not come to that. “Based on what we have

Briana Williams of Jamaica crosses the finish line heard, we expect that a suitable explanation will be given,” he said. “The explanation and the (independent) test that has been done seem that they might, in my opinion, exonerate the athlete.”

Cavs Players Used to Watch Warriors Games in Their Locker Room After LeBron Returned

LeBron James The intense rivalry between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors was one that spanned four seasons and saw the two teams battle in an NBA record four consecutive finals. In the case of the Cavaliers, one of their former beat writers, spoke about how Cavs players could often be seen watching Warriors games in the team’s locker room following the return of LeBron James. Chris Haynes covered the Cavaliers for two seasons for the Plain Dealer beginning in 2014 and got a close-up look at each member of the team. In an appearance on FS1’s “Undisputed”, he compared the Cavaliers-Warriors rivalry to the intracity one developing between the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers. That’s because the one common denominator in both rivalries is James. Haynes pointed out (at approximately 1:00) that the Cavaliers’ perceived path to an NBA championship in 2014-15 was suddenly being overshadowed by the exploits of the Warriors. “After Cavs games, we would go into the locker room and the Cavs players were watching Warrior games,” Haynes said. “And so that’s when we started noticing, ‘Oh, shoot, the Warriors were taking away some of this buzz that LeBron was getting when he came back to Cleveland.’” After co-host Skip Bayless pointed out that James undoubtedly noticed the shift in focus, Haynes couldn’t agree more. “Everybody noticed, Skip, everybody noticed,” said Haynes. “Then it was like some players in that locker room kind of bickering about, ‘Why is Golden State getting all this love? Why is everybody calling them the anointed team? What have they done? What have they accomplished?’” Haynes then pointed out that in subsequent matchups between the Cavaliers and Warriors, James played much more aggressively, comparing him to a free safety in football. Last season, the Cavaliers no longer had James, who left to play for the Lakers. His absence, coupled with injuries and trades, resulted in the team’s collapse and a 19-63 record on the year. In the case of the Warriors, they once again reached the NBA Finals, but fell in six games to the Toronto Raptors.

Kyrgios accuses ATP of being ‘corrupt’ after U.S. Open win Australia’s Nick Kyrgios could find himself in hot water again after accusing men’s tennis governing body ATP of being “corrupt” following his U.S. Open first round victory on Tuesday. The mercurial 24-yearold made the comment at a news conference when asked if he could have avoided a $113,000 fine after his second-round defeat by Russia’s Karen Khachanov at the Cincinnati Masters earlier this month.

Kyrgios was fined for it at all,” Kyrgios told a news conference. unsportsmanlike conduct, verbal abuse Asked by a reporter if being and audible obscenity after arguing defaulted in Cincinnati would have with the chair umpire and smashing meant avoiding the fine, Kyrgios said: two rackets during a meltdown. “I got fined 113K for what? Having dispatched American “Why are we talking about Steve Johnson 6-3 7-6(1) 6-4 on Tuesday something that happened three weeks night, Kyrgios said that the fine had not ago when I just chopped up someone affected his preparations for the year’s first round?” final Grand Slam tournament. The exchange continued even “Not at all. The ATP is pretty as Kyrgios’ agent John Morris and an corrupt anyway, so I’m not fussed about ATP official tried to intervene, as the hot-

tempered Australian asked the reporter if he had ever sworn at someone. “You are also not an elite athlete. Just answer my question. Have you ever sworn at someone before?” he said. Another journalist asked Kyrgios if he was suggesting that elite athletes were allowed to swear at people, to which he responded: “No. I am just saying people get frustrated. It happens.”


AUGUST 30TH, 2019 – SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2019

E. Candace Hanchell

Location: Turnberry Court #5, Provo Golf Course, Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands Is looking for One (1) Family Caregiver The job will include care for 1 elderly Female and 1 Sick Adult Male Employee must be willing to work 6 days per week, weekends and holidays At a rate of $6.50 per hour This position is new and all applications Interested Belongers must submit their applications to the Labour Board Please telephone #332-3458 and email applications to candacehanchell@gmail.com

Mr. Henry Nathenial Rigby

Location: House 64B Unit # 1, Five Cays Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands Is seeking One (1) Domestic Work •The person filling this position must be honest, hard working and speaks English •Will be responsible for household activities Must be able to work 4 days a week Salary is $6.50 per hour Please Contact: 342-4136 This position is new Turks and Caicos Islanders, should also forward a copy of their resume to the Labour Board

#230374

Caicos Fisheries Ltd.

Life Changing Liquor Store Location: #12 Airport Road, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands Is seeking a Labourer Duties may include cleaning and preparing a job site, loading and delivering materials and using a variety of tools and machines Must be able to work 6 days a week Salary is $6.50 per hour This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder Please Contact: 347-3520 Turks and Caicos Islanders, should also forward a copy of their resume to the Labour Board

Alleveia Butterfield -Chan Jon Chu

In South Caicos, Turks & Caicos Islands Is seeking a Cleaner Must be able to clean seafood like lobster and conch. Peal conch and Clean Fish Salary is $6.25 per hour Must be able to work 5 days per week Please Contact: 332-3826 This position is new Prospective applicants who are Islanders can send copies of their applications to the Labour Board

#230377

NANNY

Location: Cooper Jack Bay Road, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands Is seeking One (1) Labourer Cleaning the yard, Feeding & cleaning dogs, cleaning the owner’s vehicles Run household errands Applicant must be willing to work flexible hours. Must be able to work independently Wages: starting from $7.50 per hour This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder Submit applications to: Alleveia Butterfield-Chan Jon Chu Leeward Providenciales Turks & Caicos Islands Tel: 649-231-1729 Labour Commissioner, Labour Department Providenciales Turks & Caicos Islands

Real Adventures Location: #514 B South Dock, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands Is seeking One (1) ATV Mechanic - $9.00 per hour Duties: Perform routine maintenance tasks, such as replacing spark plugs or changing the oil. also perform minor repairs to the body, such as removing dents from fenders Is seeking Two (2) Labourers - $6.50 per hour 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 a week These positions are new Please Contact: 332-5707 Applicants who are Turks & Caicos Islanders should also send copies of their applications to the Labour Board #230316

Claudette Gibson

Location: #90 Paradise Road, Cheshire Hall, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands Is seeking a Labourer Duties: Must be able to work on weekends and Holidays. Must be reliable, hard working and perform manual tasks Must be able to work 5 days a week Salary is $7.00 per hour Please Contact: 232-7950 This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder Interested Applicants who Turks and Caicos Islanders should submit Copies of their application to the Labour Board

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Royal Higgs Location: Upstairs Royal Higgs place, Unit #3 Five Cays Road, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands 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 Labour Board

#230374

W & C Construction

Location: Millennium Highway, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands Is seeking a Finish Carpenter Duties: Building items such as shelves, doors, windows, counters, and other carpentry projects, to the correct scale and dimensions Must be able to work 6 days a week Salary is $13.00 per hour Please Contact: 331-4175 This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board #230370

D’D Business Loan

Ava Ink Holdings Ltd is seeking to employ a Nanny who will be required to look after three small children. Salary: $600.00 to $800.00 per month Kindly forward resumes and qualification to the below address copy to the Turks and Caicos Islands Labour Department and Immigration Board: Employment Department F Corporate & Management Services Limited Tel: 649-339-6275 Fax 649-941-4777 Email: oa@fcorporatemsl.com

Location: Thompson Cove #99, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands Is seeking a Sales Assistant Duties: Processing cash and card payments, greeting customers who enter the shop, stock control and assisting shoppers to find the goods and products they are looking for Must be able to work 6 days a week Salary is $6.50 per hour Please Contact: 331-8988 This position is new Turks and Caicos Islanders, should also forward a copy of their resume to the Labour Board

Ange + A Variety Restaurant & Catering

E. L. Construction

Location: Grace Bay, Lower Bight #17, Providenciales, Turk & Caicos Islands Is seeking (2) Waitresses - $7.00 per hour Duties: Taking customer orders and delivering food and beverages and must be polite Is seeking One (1) Chef/Cook - $9.00 per hour Duties: Have the ability to be a self starter and be able to work alone. Have a strong knowledge in a wide variety of cuisines and be able to plan a menu on a weekly basis All persons must be able to work 6 days a week Please Contact: 244-5408/344-6873 These positions are new Interested Belongers must submit copies of their applications to the Labour Board

Verneice Selver NEEDS DOMESTIC WORKER In Grand Turk Must be able to do general household cleaning, honest and hardworking Salary is $6.25 per hour To work 5 days per week Please Contact 232-0949 This position is currently being held by a worker permit holder Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders can send copies of their resume to the Labour Board

#230372

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Norman Parker

Location: Millennium Highway, Unit #4, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands Is seeking One (1) Cleaner Duties: Dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning the restroom etc Must be able to work 5 days a week Salary is $6.50 per hour Please Contact Pastor Jean at 347-3520 This position is new Turks and Caicos Islanders, should also forward a copy of their resume to the Labour Board #230374

F R Construction

V & M Security

Location: New Millennium, Back Road, Blue Hills, House #16, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands Is seeking one (1) Construction Labourer Duties: Removing debris, erecting scaffolding, loading and unloading building materials, and assisting with operating heavy equipment, painting etc. To work 8 hours per day, five days a week 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 Labour Board #230263

G and S variety Store

Location: Kewtown, Providenciales Turks and Caicos Seeking employment for the following position; One (1) Cashier Duties: Who will accept payments, ensuring all prices and quantities are accurate and proving a receipt to every customer Hours of work are eight (8) hours per day, five-days per week Starting salary is $6.50 per hour Position is vacant and Belongers are encouraged to apply Interested candidate may contact the employer at 241-0524 regarding employment All Turks and Caicos Islander application must be submitted through the Labour Department

#230376

ENRIQUE A. DICKENSON d.b.a POLLIE BOI DISPOSABLE Location: South Dock, #70, WANTED Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands Three (3) Domestic Workers Is seeking a Painter are wanted in Salt Cay Duties: Prepare paint surfaces, To do housekeeping work mix, match, and apply paints Must be able honest, and other finishes to various trustworthy and surfaces. speaks English To work 6 days a week To work 6 days per week Salary is $6.50 per hour Salary is $6.50 per hour Please Contact: 231-6153 Please Contact: 232-6059 This position is currently held by a This position is new Work Permit Holder Applicants who are Turks Applicants who are Turks & Caicos Islanders should & Caicos Islanders should also send copies of their also send copies of their applications to the applications to the Labour Board Labour Board

TCI SERVICES LIMITED

Located: Ports of Call Plaza, #11 Sand Castle Road, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands Is seeking a SALES CLERK Requirements: Food Handlers permit, experience in food prep. Computer Skills-word perfect/excel. Excellent interpersonal skills, 3 character references required. Must be available day times, evenings, weekends and holidays Hours of work Mon-Fri 8am – 4:30pm Salary- $6.50 per hour Please Contact: 331-5396 or Email resume to: msimmons@tciway.tc This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder Prospective applicants who are Islanders can send copies of their applications to the Labour Board

#230385

Ministries of Jesus Christ International

Location: Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands Is seeking a Domestic Worker Must be able to read and write English, honest and trustworthy and do general cleaning To work 6 days per week Salary - $6.50 per hour Please contact: 241-7244 This position is held by a Work Permit Holder Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders should also send copies of their application to the Labour Board

Trina Adams Location: in Long Bay Hills, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands Seeks to employ a Labourer Duties include cleaning yard, trimming trees and grass and other upkeep of property. Salary is $6.25 per hour To work 5 days a week Please Contact: 331 7134 This position is new Interested Turks and Caicos Islanders are encouraged to send a copy of their application to the Labour Board.

Location: 188 Bay Road, Wheeland, Blue Hills, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands Is seeking a SECURITY OFFICER Duties: Securing the premises and personnel by patrolling property; monitoring surveillance equipment; inspecting buildings, equipment, and access points; permitting entry Must be able to Obtains help by sounding alarms Salary: $6.75 per hour Must be able to work 6 days a week Please Contact: Merlin Cox at 242-6938 or 2421295 Position is currently held by a work permit holder Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders should also send copies of their application to the Labour Board

Friskyz Island Grub

Seeks to employ a Cashier at their restaurant In Grand Turk At a salary of $350.00 per 6 day week Successful applicants will be required to collect daily sales cash on behalf of the employer and ensure that the business is well stocked on a daily basis Please Contact: Algrove and Enid Smith at Tel no. 241-8743 Please note that this position is new Applicants are required to submit their applications to the Labour Board Zone 1 Grand Turk

Ange + A Variety Store Location: Grace Bay, Lower Bight #17, Providenciales, Turk & Caicos Islands Is seeking a Store Attendant – $7.00 per hour Duties: Providing service for customers and make sure that each experience is as special as possible. Keeping the store clean, keep food or materials stocked and taking customer orders Is seeking a Yard Helper - $6.50 per hour Duties: Ensuring that the yard is kept clean at all times and monitor and landscape the grounds surrounding buildings and business All persons must be able to work 6 days a week Please Contact: 244-5408/344-6873 These positions are new Interested Belongers must submit copies of their applications to the Labour Board

#230380

Ayur Spa Ltd Location: Governor’s Road, Leeward, Atrium Resort, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands Is seeking Spa Therapist - should have minimum 5 years experience in resort spa. Should be able to perform Massagessuch as Hot stone, Thai massage , Balinese massage ,Ayurvedic treatmentsAbyanga massage, Shirodhara, Indian head massage, Yoga , Facials , Eye brow threading, Body treatments ,waxing, Mani and pedi etc. Salary - $ 6.25 per hour/ commission and service charge To work 6 days in a week This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder Please email resumes to -relax@spatci.com Interested Belongers must submit their application to the Labour Board.

#230373


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