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PNP BLASTS FOR TIS OVER RATE INCREASE By Todeline Defralien

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eader of the O p p o s i t i o n Progressive National Party (PNP), Hon. Washington Misick says the rate increase by Fortis TCI is a “moral disaster”. “We just noticed the price of electricity is about to go up. I don’t really think there is sufficient policing over what Fortis is doing. I personally think it’s a Leader of the Opposition, moral disaster for them Hon. Washington Misick to invest that kind of money in what is probably the most luxurious building on the highway and the gardens and stuff are more luxurious than any hotel in this country,” Misick said during a press conference on Wednesday September 18th at the PNP’s headquarters on Airport Road. “With due respect to my own people who are doing well, I believe that Fortis is the highest paid company in this country and I am not saying that they shouldn’t pay people well, but we also have to remember at the end of the day that it is a regulative monopoly and we are paying for this at the end of the day. You can’t have a gold-plated organisation in terms of benefits and in terms of when everybody else is… it’s like driving a Mercedes and everybody else is driving a Japanese 241. I don’t think there is sufficient policing and I think that our regime is weak when it comes to that and I think it ought to be strengthened,” he explained. Recently, the independent expert appointed to hold an inquiry into the reasonableness of a rate increase application by Fortis TCI, has recommended the 6.8 percent increase on electricity bills which the company had requested, reliable sources told The SUN. The company, the governor and the government have been informed of the recommendation by the expert, Mr. J. Paul Morgan, but it is reportedly up to Governor Nigel Dakin to make the final decision. Misick continued: “I think that this whole issue about the price increase is a farce because the government had agreed that before and they were caught out, so they had to go down this long road to prove a point....We have to make sure that the cost of living is brought down.” On July 11th, 2018, FortisTCI filed a rate variation application under Section 34 of the Electricity Ordinance, proposing an average rate increase of 6.8%. Residential customers with an average monthly consumption of 500 kWh would see an increase of approximately $8 per month on their electricity bills. The rate variation application seeks to restore the company to a stable financial position following the impact of the 2017 hurricanes, Irma and Maria, which Fortis estimated at US$42 million.

(Front L-R) - Josephine Connolly, Akierra Missick and Rachel Taylor. (Back L-R) - Matthew Stubbs, Jamell Robinson, Samuel Been, Dameko Dean, Charles Washington Misick – Leader, E. Jay Saunders - Deputy Leader, Otis Morris, Shaun Malcolm, John Malcolm, Calvin Greene and Randy Howell.

PNP announces 15 candidates for next general elections By Todeline Defralien The Progressive National Party (PNP) has recently revealed its slate of 15 candidates to represent the party at the next general elections. The candidates who were introduced at a press conference on Wednesday September 18th at the Party’s Headquarters on Airport Road, Providenciales, are - Otis Morris (ED1 -Grand Turk North), Pedro Ariza (ED2- Grand Turk South), John Malcolm (ED3South Caicos), Arlington “Chuck” Musgrove (ED4- North and Middle Caicos), Akierra Missick (ED5Leeward and Long Bay), Matthew “Jay” Stubbs (ED6 - The Bight), Samuel Been (ED7- Cheshire Hall), Randy Howell (ED8- Blue Hills) Rachel Taylor (ED9- Five Cays) and Dameko Dean (ED10 - Wheeland). All Island (At-Large) candidates are Charles Washington

Misick – Leader, E. Jay Saunders Deputy Leader, Josephine Connolly, Jamell Robinson and Shaun Malcolm. Speaking at the conference, Leader of the Opposition Progressive National Party (PNP), Hon. Washington Misick said they are confident and ready for whenever election is called. “No we are at the point where we have identified our candidates for the 2020/2021 elections, I don’t know when the date will be called; that is in the purview of the Premier (Hon. Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson), but our duty is to ensure that when that date comes we are ready. Today is the beginning of the hardwork; we’re not going to take a victory lap just yet and the preparation continues. The next step for our candidates is to be ratified at the NGC on October

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12th. I think that it is pretty safe to say that the men and women you’re looking at today will be amongst the men and women who will be representing you in the 2020/2021 elections. ” He added: “I want you to really appreciate what they have done because when people make themselves venerable by putting their names up to represent their constituencies and the people of these islands, what they are saying is that they’re all in; come hell or high water, come victory or come defeat, we’re all in. There was a fair contest, and contrary to what you may have heard or contrary to what may have tried to be communicated and I believe that we ended up with a slate of candidates/persons in constituencies in particular that were contested.”

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PNP announces 15 candidates for next general elections Misick continued: “I am extremely proud of the discipline that I see. We fight, we make up, we love, we respect each other’s opinion and we do it passionately. This is a passionate party and the people who put themselves up to represent the people of this country are passionate about what they do and that is to be admirable.” Misick noted that as the work continues, the party will be hosting a number of events and will form a number of committees. “We will have a manifesto committee, law revision committee, construction committee and all of these men and women will become a part of putting together concrete interlocking plans o take this country forward. Once the party would have won that election; we want you to know that unlike anything that you’ve seen before, we will be changing the whole process of

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how services would be delivered because we would be more ready than we’ve ever been before.” According to Misick, the Progressive National Party has always been an all inclusive Party having had the first female speaker; first female member of the House and have always included women. “I am 69 years of age and I want you to look across the room and check out the ages and skills of the men and women here. We’ve got them at all ages and all skills that you can want in a government. In keeping with our democratic principle, I am not a situational leader and that is why we’ve taken the opportunity to build structures in the party. My approach to running the Progressive National Party and running the next government is going to be based on authentic leadership, giving credit where credit is due and everyone of these

men and women brings experience and anyone of them can lead from which ever seat they sit in. I will be depending on them to lead,” he explained. In addition, Misick stated that he has no intensions of micro managing ministries and this is why the Party will be taking the time to make sure that every men and women is exposed to training. He continued: “They must know how government works and that is going to be a big part of what we will be working on before the next election. Once we would have developed our manifesto the candidates will have an opportunity to speak extensively and that will happen very soon. We will actually have most of our platform developed within the next three months.” Misick stressed that the PNP Party will be ready whenever, adding that they dare the government to call

election at any time. Deputy Leader Jay Saunders added: “The big thing to me has always been about capable representation and I look to my right and I see everyone of them are capable representers who can hold any position in government, any Cabinet in government and running any department in government. Your Progressive National Party will put forward 15 capable men and women to run the Turks and Caicos Islands.” During the conference all candidates present were given an opportunity of two minutes to introduce themselves and explain what they will bring to the table to represent the people of these Islands. The Party has not decided on their slogan as yet and is currently working on putting their manifesto together to be prepared for the next general elections.

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Coastal and Marine Design Build Limited Location: Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands Is seeking: Electricians, Carpenters, Labourers, A Diesel Mechanic, Job Forman, Site Manger Project Manager and Heavy Equipment Operator

•Electrician’s duties include Installing and maintain wiring, control, and lighting systems •Carpenters must be able to Install structures and fixtures, such as windows and molding •Diesel Mechanic must be able to do routine maintenance, such as changing oil, checking batteries, and lubricating equipment and parts •Labourers must be able to do general Labour work include cleaning and preparing a job site •Forman is responsible for monitoring the progress of a project and keeping it on track from a time and budgetary standpoint. •Site Manager is responsible for ensuring that a construction project is completed on time and within budget. •Project Manger duties: Organizing and motivating a project team, controlling time management, Cost estimating and developing the budget and ensuring customer satisfaction.’ •Heavy Equipment Operator duties - Operate all heavy equipment in the Marine environment. Salaries are based on Experience Labourers Salary is $7.00 per hour Must be able to work 6 days per week All persons must speak English fluently All of these positions are new positions Please 244-2212/or email: inter_island_builder@yahoo.com Interested Turks and Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board

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Government takes action against crime The Turks and Caicos Islands Government (TCIG) has always outlined crime as a major priority and since coming into office has promoted the development of an effective crime strategy to improve citizen safety, prevention efforts and deterrence of crime; however, in recent weeks there has been an evident spike in gun related offenses and reports of home invasions and robberies in the Turks and Caicos Islands. To reduce these seemingly isolated incidents of crime, and continuing to actively take action against crime in the Turks and Caicos Islands, TCIG has implemented numerous initiatives to assist police in ensuring the safety of TCI citizens and are evolving to improve upon existing initiatives in the fight against criminals. 1.National Security Strategy – a comprehensive National Security Strategy is being developed to effectively confront crime throughout the country. This multipronged approach will identify immediate national security threats; efficiently manage the resources currently available; procure additional tools and resources for internal and external security agencies; strengthen partnerships internally and regionally and internationally collaborating on security initiatives and will engage the Turks and Caicos community in

the fight against crime. 6.Stiffer Penalties for gun crimes 2.Introduction of Scanning – since coming to Office TCIG has Equipment at TCI Ports – this increased the mandatory sentence will aid in the fight against the from 5 years to 7years. importation of weapons. This has been budgeted for in this current 7.Rehabilitation Programme – financial year 2019/20. this Government is committed to continuously investing in the 3.Border Protection Agency – the people of the Turks and Caicos formation of a Border Protection and consequently in July this Unit and Central Intelligence Unit year launched the Chance for will unify all forces in defense of Change Programme which aims the country. Marine protection will to rehabilitate offenders through include the acquisition of drone programs administered at Her aircraft and additional sea craft Majesty’s Prison in Grand Turk to strengthen the current sloop and ultimately decrease the rate interception rate. of recidivism (reoffending). This initiative offers drug and addiction 4.Community Policing – the rehabilitation programs, skill relationship between the residents development in agriculture at the onof these islands and the Royal Turks site farm, culinary skill development, and Caicos Islands Police Force educational opportunities and (RTCIPF) is critical to discouraging anger management sessions to criminality. The manner in which support the transition of offenders patrols are carried out by the into wider society upon release. RTICPF officers has been reassessed and since there has been an increase 8.Trade School – TCIG believes that in foot patrols and a more strategic there must be a means of making police presence in communities that Turks and Caicos Islanders more are hot spots for criminal activity. employable, specifically the youth; hence, the Government is hastily 5.More Resources for police – the working towards commencing a new Commissioner of Police and Trade School at the start of the new Senior Executive Team for RTCIPF academic year. conducted a review of the force and TCIG has agreed to provide funding 9.Domestic Fire Services to return to recruit 20 officers and to support to Grand Turk – due to the ongoing the establishment of a Specialized criminal activity of arson in Grand Gun Squad. Turk, TCIG made a decision in its

Milano Diamond Gallery is interested in hiring persons to fill the position of Sales person, Sales Manager 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 Sales Manager The successful candidate will work to ensure an increase in store sales. Candidates should have as a minimum qualification For Sales Manager: •At least ten years in the fine Jewelry Industry with at least 5yrs experience in a similar position •Diploma and or Certificates in Gemology related field •Excellent communication and administrative skill and a strong sense of responsibility •Willingness to work weekends or additional hours when required Based on experience salary will start at $2500 a month plus commission, this position is currently held by a work permit holder All candidates must be willing to work with an irregular cruise ship schedule Candidates for all positions must be friendly and able to work with a team and also speak excellent English, while proficiency in other languages will be considered a plus Applications can be submitted to Milano Diamond Gallery, Grand Turk Cruise Center 946-2276 Please also submit a copy of your application to TCI work permit board

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first Supplementary to purchase a Domestic Fire Truck for Grand Turk signaling the restart of Domestic Fire Services on this island. A fire truck has been secured during the last Budget cycle. The Government will be stiffening the penalties or persons found guilty of arson. The Turks and Caicos Islands Government stands with the Governor and the Commissioner of Police in the path ahead to reducing the increase in incidents of violent crime and maintaining the peace and tranquility of these islands. Our individual and communal safety in addition to the consequences that incidents of crime and violence can have on our Tourism, makes us all equal stakeholders in this vexing fight against crime. TCIG implores that together we must all do our parts to effectively assist in the efforts toward a safer Turks and Caicos Islands for all.

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Daniel Been Jnr. killed in police shooting Daniel Been Jr., was shot and killed by police when they responded to a report of an incident in the vicinity of Bassy Yard, Five Cays, Providenciales, on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at 3:20 p.m. Police public relations officer Takara Bain said that during the incident, a police officer discharged a firearm and Been received fatal injuries. A “non-police issued firearm” (illegal) was recovered at the scene, she said, adding that no Police Officer was injured during

the incident. Speaking on the incident Commissioner of Police Trevor Botting said, “This matter is under investigation and as protocol, we will seek the support of an Independent Police Force to investigate the circumstances of the discharge of the Police Firearm.” Been was on parole until July 2020. In 2015 a firearm killed his four-year-old nephew at their home on South Dock Road Providenciales. The boy was reportedly

playing with the gun and accidentally shot himself in the face. The infant did not survive the injury and died on his way to the hospital. Been was arrested and charged with manslaughter of his nephew and keeping/ carrying firearm and ammunition. He pleaded guilty to the firearm offences and the crown dropped the manslaughter case against him. He was sentenced to 6 years imprisonment. He was granted parole late 2018.

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CRIME REPORT On Thursday September 12th, 2019 a 27-year-old man pleaded guilty to Offence of Possession of Controlled Drugs, while three other men, a 40-yearold, a 26-year-old and a 50-year-old pleaded not guilty to the same Offence. The men were granted bail to return to Court on October 24th, 2019. On Friday, September 13th, 2019 a 19-year-old man was arrested and charged for Robbery and Handling Stolen Goods in relation to a Robbery report that was made on Sunday, September 8th, 2019 at a Restaurant at the Market Place on the Leeward Highway, Providenciales. Recovered from the 19-year-old man was a Black Samsung Galaxy S9 cellular phone, that was stolen during the Robbery. He will

appear in court on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019, to answer to the charges. The same 19-year-old man, along with a 23-year-old man were charged on Saturday, September 14th, 2019 for the Offences of Aggravated Burglary and Kidnapping in relation to a second Robbery reported on Thursday, September 5th, 2019. A search warrant was executed at the residence of the 23-year-old man and recovered during the search were two Guatemalan $5 Bills, a .40 caliber spent shell, and a .38 spent shell. The said items were seized for investigational purposes. The two men will appear in Court on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 to answer to the charges. The 19 -year -old listed above

Seven Seas Water Is seeking an Operations Engineer for two desalination facilities and one wastewater treatment facility on Providenciales. Candidate must have a BS in Civil, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering and 3+ years’ experience in operations and maintenance of desalination and wastewater equipment. Candidate must have expertise in process optimization in reverse osmosis, membrane bio-reactors, and general filtration processes. Duties include data analysis, process monitoring, process enhancement and also repairs, preventative and corrective maintenance on pumps, motors, piping systems, electrical systems and controls systems. Position also includes customer relations. Requires on call, holiday, and weekend hours. Salary range from $40K TO $85K per year, depending on experience. Submit resumes to jobs@7seaswater.com or in person at the Providenciales Leeward Water Office, #130 Turtle Cove Landing. Contact Human Resources Department for questions at (813) 855-8636 or fax (813) 433-5130. Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder.

was also arrested and charged in reference to the Robbery of a Black Toyota Vitz that was taken on September 2nd, 2019. The vehicle was handed over to the owner on Thursday September 12th, 2019. The charged man will appear in court on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 to answer to the charge. Anyone with information into any of the above crimes, please call 911 or anonymously speak to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477. Providenciales police responded to early morning robbery Police on Providenciales responded to Airport Road on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019, following reports of a

Robbery. According to 911 Central, at 07:15 a.m. they received a call that an armed man robbed a woman of a large sum of cash, jewelry and a cellphone. According to the complainant, she was driving from behind the Providenciales Airport and headed to her place of work when a vehicle driving in the opposite direction stopped immediately ahead of her, a male exited the vehicle holding a gun and demanded money. The robber drove a small black car, model and license plate unknown. There were no shots fired or injuries reported in this incident. Anyone with information into this Robbery can contact Crime Stoppers Anonymously at 1-800- 8477 OR 911.


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Islanders will live their best lives if PNP is voted in, says Deputy Leader By Todeline Defralien Turks and Caicos Islanders will live their best lives if the next Progressive National Party (PNP) is elected in the next general elections, according to Jay Saunders, the party’s deputy leader. Speaking during the launch of PNP’s candidates for the next Saunders noted that it is very important that the PNP put Turks and Caicos Islanders first. He said, “One of the things that I push for quite a bit is it is important to me to know that Turks and Caicos Islanders from the bottom all the way to the top have opportunities, have access to quality education, entrepreneurs have access to capital and persons who don’t want to be entrepreneurs have access to well paying jobs. Everything that we do is going to ensure that each household can cover their costs every month and we don’t have Turks and Caicos Islanders living at the poverty level or below the poverty level. Turks and Caicos Islanders,

you’re going to live your best lives once the next Progressive National Party comes into power.” Saunders added that being Turks and Caicos Islanders shouldn’t be a liability. “When you walk into a room you should have opportunities falling into your lap, but in our case it’s for the outsiders. I don’t understand why in our country we have to live like we’re second best or maybe even third best. When I spoke with the leader in the past one of the things that we said was that we wanted to ensure that on day one we can govern. It is very important that we put Turks and Caicos Islanders first. I know that this was a term that was used before, but the people are now trying to make that sound like a bad thing,” he explained. Furthermore, Saunders stated that the Progressive National will create a country that benefits Turks and Caicos Islanders.

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Main Duties •Leads and evaluates the effectiveness of all financial functions from management reporting, financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting, preparation of cost and performance trends/analysis, treasury, supply chain operations and accounting information systems •Leads the integration of enterprise risk management in the business planning, strategy setting, and corporate culture through the development and maintenance of relevant policies, procedures, risk committee, risk reports, and risk guidance to enhance business performance •Leads the risk monitoring activities of the Company which includes the development of risk appetite, key risk indicators and risk tolerances and conducting risk workshops •Directs the delivery of cost effective and efficient accounting and financial systems, policies and processes that meet the current and future business requirements of the organization by adopting a value based management approach •Develops, evaluates and recommends strategies to achieve, surpass or sustain predetermined financial targets and timelines. •Provides guidance in assessing the profitability, feasibility, and consistency of a business or project. •Provides overall guidance and support in the internal and external audit reviews and recommends approval of the Audited Financial Statements and remediation plans to the CFO, CEO •Ensures that all of the company’s financial practices including the Financial Services and Supply Chain departments are in line with statutory regulations and legislation and internal policies and procedures •Ensures that all reporting requirements to internal and external stakeholders (Board, investors, financial institutions, management, employees, regulators, etc) are met in a timely, reliable and accurate manner •Oversees the adoption and maintenance of Sarbanes-Oxley practices including concurrent CEO/CFO certifications and concurrent management self-assessments •Provides guidance on emerging trends in financial reporting standards relevant to energy and utility companies and in general •Oversees and evaluates the effectiveness of all Financial Services and Supply Chain strategic initiatives and projects •Leads the development and implementation of Financial Services and Supply Chain competency frameworks to aid in the effective performance management process •Works with Senior VP-Corporate Services and CFO in formulating financial and supply chain strategies, long term plans and debt issues •Leads, develops and oversees the implementation of strategies and business process policies to ensure that all treasury functions are operating and the requirements required

He continued: “I feel like we’re the government in waiting because what I see people going through and people come up to me all the time, even PDM’s and all who are saying that this government isn’t doing anything. I am happy and I love you guys for supporting the party, we have a big task to do because we’re going to have to undo all of the stuff that they are doing now because we have to create a country that benefits Turks and Caicos Islanders. I’ve said it many times before; we’re supposed to live our best lives in the Turks and Caicos.” Saunders said he hates to see people suffer and most importantly hate to see his people suffer. “So a lot of times when people see me and think what’s going on in that head of his; what’s going on is how we can relieve the suffering of the people of Turks and Caicos Islands. That’s what I am about. That’s what this Progressive National Party is about

Jay Saunders, Deputy Leader of the Progressive National Party (PNP). and I can certainly tell you this with all of my heart of hearts that Turks and Caicos Islanders will live their best lives once the next Progressive National Party comes into power,” he added.

to maintain or improve S&P are met efficiently and effectively •Leads, develops and oversees the implementation of strategies that will ensure that all standards of supply chain practices and procedures are consistent across service territories •Oversees and evaluates the FS and Supply Chain’s compliance to the Company’s health, safety and environmental standards •Provides coaching, guidance and support, sets professional development plans to assist employees to reach their full potential •Ensures the team delivers the highest standard of teamwork and customer service •Other relevant duties that may be assigned by the CFO or executives from time to time Academic/Technical/Management: Experience and Qualifications: Required: •Must be a Bachelor of Science with a degree or major in Accountancy or a Master’s Degree equivalent •Must be a CPA or CA or ACCA. Master’s degree, CMA, CIA, CRMA or CFA a plus •Must have at least 8 years managerial experience •Must have at least 5 years utility experience •Must have extensive working experience with one of the big 4 auditing firms Abilities; Skills; Experience; Aptitude and Judgement: •Must possess excellent team playing and leadership abilities •Must possess extensive working knowledge of financial management and internal controls •Must possess extensive knowledge in areas of generally accepted accounting and management principles •Must possess extensive knowledge in areas of generally accepted and management principles •Must possess the ability to develop, monitor and maintain management information systems and procedures •Must possess excellent working knowledge of MS Office software programs, including MS Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, and various databases, •Must possess working knowledge of AX Dynamics and other ERP systems. Core competencies must be obtained upon request to apply. Salary range: $101,380-152,060. Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications This position is currently held by a work permit holder. Qualified individuals should apply to the addresses below. Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview. Deadline for submission of applications (inclusive of a cover letter, resume and a FortisTCI application form) is September 24, 2019 to: Avi Adams Manager Human Resources FortisTCI Limited P. O. Box 132, Providenciales Email address: hrapplications@fortistci.com AND aadams@fortistci.com Ms. Desireka Glinton Secretary Immigration Board Zone 2 Airport Road, Providenciales Email address: jobregistration@gov.tc


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Report from September 11th Cabinet meeting His Excellency the Governor, Nigel Dakin, chaired the 20th meeting of the Cabinet on Wednesday, 11 September 2019, at Durham’s Building, Grand Turk. All ministers were present. At this meeting Cabinet: •Received a presentation on latest Actuarial Assessment of the National Health Insurance Program. •Received a presentation on the state of pension schemes under the National Insurance Board. •Received a presentation on the Actuarial Valuation of the Public Service Pension Plan and Retiring Allowance Plan as at March 31, 2019. •Agreed on steps necessary to establish criteria and the process for TCI Status. •Noted an Information Paper on the recently conducted Electricity Cost of Service Study and Prudency Assessment Reports. •Approved the waiving of work permits for external consultants carrying out work for the Integrity Commission. •Approved the progression of a 2019 Valuation Report for the Public Service and Retiring Allowance Pension Plan to the next House of Assembly meeting. •Approved an application for the tender of parcels 10503/91, 10503/92

and 10503/123 to be advertised for long-term lease. •Approved the execution and promulgation of Companies (Amendment) No2 Regulations 2019 and Companies Ordinance (Amendment Schedules) Order 2019. •Approved the renewal of leases for two office spaces for the Financial Intelligence Agency (FIA), Providenciales for three years and an amendment to Section 3(3) of the Financial Intelligence Ordinance for the FIA to undertake a lease on its behalf to maintain its independence from the Government. •Approved proposed Amendment to Schedule 2 of the Telecommunications Ordinance to clarify the Reserve Fund. •Noted the recommendations of the Procurement Board on the award of the following contracts: I. PN 005466, TR 19/01 Renovation of the Governor’s Official Residence Waterloo on Grand Turk II. TR 19/11, backup generator for the Hilly Ewing Building, Providenciales III. PN 005515, TR 19/22 Replacement vehicles Phase 3 for Government Ministers IV. SSP, Aviation & Security Equipment (TCIAA) for baggage scanners V. SSP, Caicos Islands

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Development (TCIPA) for an Environmental Impact Assessment for North and South Caicos Ports • Noted a paper on contracts awarded for hurricane supplies for the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies. • Noted a paper on waivers granted for the quarter April to June 2019 under Section 21 (12) of the Public Procurement Ordinance. • Approved recommendations by the Education Advisory Board for new international scholarship awardees for 2019/20. • Approved Planning Application SA 247, Parcel 10706/1 for the Improvements of the Salt Cay Aerodrome located on North District, Salt Cay. • Was updated by the Hon Minister for the Environment on plans for the removal of the Mega One Triton on Governor’s Beach, Grand Turk. • Was updated by the Hon Premier on her recent visit to the Bahamas and the work of the DDME team deployed in advance of hurricane Dorian. • Was updated by the Hon Deputy Premier on the position of CEO for the NIB. Further information on these matters will be provided by Ministers in due course.

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Lecturers are required to teach across different academic levels from the G.C.E. Advanced level, Caribbean Advanced Proficiency and up to the Associate and Bachelor Degree levels. Multi-disciplinary candidates are particularly encouraged to apply for this position.

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The ideal candidate must have knowledge and skills obtained through collegiate preparation resulting in a Master’s degree (Doctorate preferred) which must include eighteen (18) graduate semester hours in the area, from an accredited and recognized institution plus a Teaching Diploma or Postgraduate Diploma and no less than three years post qualification teaching experience. A Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of a second class honors or other postgraduate qualifications, teaching certificate/Diploma and experience in teaching at Tertiary level may be considered. Salary is in the scale:

Level I: US$27,399.90 - $39,102.30 per annum. Level II: US$40,210.00 - $43,488.40 per annum.

•To undertake a detailed briefing with the TCICC Board of Governors to lead and guide the salary review process on behalf of the institution. •To review existing documentation as it relates to salary scales, job descriptions and contractual documents to get a full understanding of the scope of the consultancy. •To conduct interviews with several comparator organizations to confirm the salaries, allowances and benefits offered; •To assess the existing remuneration structure of the TCICC vis a vis comparator institutions and identify if, and where gaps exist. •To consider any necessary revision to the salary structure and propose any necessary adjustment for the various categories of administrative and professional personnel; •0065plore the feasibility of introducing performance related pay structure.

Entry point will depend on qualifications and experience. In the case of staff recruited from overseas, appointment is on contractual terms for an initial period of two years. A gratuity is payable at the end of satisfactory contractual service at the rate of 10% of salary drawn during the period of service. A housing allowance is payable at existing rates.

OUTPUT AND REPORTING •Present a draft report of the findings and recommendations to the Board of Governors •Present a final report that reflects the suggestions/recommendations/ amendments emanating from the draft report to the Board of Governors and other relevant stakeholders.

The Application Process Applications with copies of qualifications (including official transcripts), CV, two character references, a police record and a recent testimonial from current place of employment should reach:

DURATION OF THE CONSULTANCY AND DUTY STATIONING The consultancy is expected to be completed within three (3) months from the date of signing the contract. The successful consultant/s shall be required to be present in the Turks and Caicos Islands for a significant part of the work.

THE PRESIDENT, TCI COMMUNITY COLLEGE, P.O. BOX 236, GRAND TURK, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

APPLICATION PROCEDURE Proposals are to include the following: Individual’s/Firm’s/Company’s Profile Consultant’s/Consultants’ CV/s Years of experience undertaking similar assignments Methodology to be used for the consultancy Work Time Plan Reporting Cost

not later than Monday, September 30, 2019. Where possible applicants should e-mail or fax their applications. FAX: 649 946 1661 TELE: 649 946 1163 EMAIL: president@tcicc.edu.tc or dean@tcicc.edu.tc We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only persons selected for interview will be contacted.

Expressions of interest are to be sent to: Mr. Keno Forbes, Chairman, Board of Governors of TCICC via email: Keno.Forbes@ tcicc.edu.tc copied to: The President, Turks and Caicos Islands Community College, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands or by email to hubert.fulford@ tcicc.edu.tc on or before October 31st 2019.


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New police officers sworn in

The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) is welcoming the addition of five new police officers who were sworn in on Thursday, September 19th, 2019. The new officers, who have taken the oath to protect and serve the citizens and visitors of the Turks and Caicos Islands, come to the Turks and Caicos Islands with prior experience from The Jamaica Constabulary Force, The Royal Barbados Police Force and The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service. Commissioner of Police Mr. Trevor Botting who administered the oath to the officers said. “We are delighted to have these experienced Officers join this organization, as this is necessary at this critical time.

Additional Officers on our streets will always be a plus for the communities we serve. I am thankful that they have decided to come forward and I wish them all the very best of luck during their service to the Turks and Caicos Islands”. The officers have completed orientation and introduction sessions to Force’s Code of Conduct through the RTCIPF Human Resources and Training Unit and will be assigned to the Response and Operations Team. The recruitment process for these new Officers took place in August of this year and is separate from the Government’s commitment to providing funding for an additional twenty new constables.

Deputy Governor’s Civil Service Week 2019 Message I take this opportunity to wish all civil servants throughout the length and breadth of the Turks and Caicos Islands a Happy Civil Service Week! Civil Service Week was launched to not only show appreciation to our staff for the work that they do, but to also highlight the invaluable contributions that they make to everyday life in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The civil service is the engine of the Turks and Caicos Islands Government and has a wide range of responsibilities.

They are responsible for: Our infrastructure; The education of our children; The protection of our borders and streets; The collection of our revenues to ensure that our bills are paid and that the country is ran efficiently and effectively; and the healthcare and welfare of our nation. There is no greater duty than to serve and no job or position is greater than the other, because we are all a part of a team. A team that is responsible for delivering on the mandate of the

Government to serve the will of the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands. So today and everyday civil servants, I encourage you to be the best that you can be and to serve with pride, dedication and integrity. We thank you for your hard work and dedication which does not go unrecognized and this week and every week thereafter we celebrate you, as we continue to “Change Our Communities One Professional At A Tim

Deputy Governor and Head of the Public Service, Her Excellency Anya Williams

PUBLIC NOTICE 2019-5 September 18th, 2019 Re: Request for Quotation –Part-Time Internal Auditor The Telecommunications Commission is seeking quotationsfor a part-time Internal Auditorfor the FY 2019-2021.The duties of the Internal Auditor includes: •Review the organization’s business processes •Evaluate the efficacy of risk management procedures •Protect against fraud and theft of the organization’s assets •Ensure that the organization is complying with relevant laws and statutes •Make recommendations on how to improve internal controls and governance processes Submissionrequirements: •The deadline date for submission is Friday, October 1st, 2019 at 4:00 PM. •All quotations must be valid for at least ninety (90) calendar days from the submission date. •All quotes must include a copy of their current Business Licence Certificate in the appropriate class of business. •All queries and clarifications regarding this request for quotation shall be submitted via e-mail, and directed to: Kenva Williams Director General (Acting) TCI Telecommunications Commission Providenciales Turks and Caicos Islands Email:info@telecommission.tc Please note the Commission reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal received.


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First annual MOTTAC Festival from October 26th – 27th On October 26th, at the Downtown Ballpark/National Stadium, Providenciales; MOTTAC - Musicians Of The Turks and Caicos Islands, will bring together all resources, expertise as well as it’s love for music and entertainment to host the first ever MOTTAC Festival. The acronym which stands for Musicians Of the Turks and Caicos, represents the formation of a formal advocate coalition of all branches within the entertainment and music industry including; Vocalists,

Instrumentalists, DJ’s, Engineers, Technical Support, Promoters etc. After years of attempts, it is the first successfully established association of its kind within the Turks and Caicos Islands; promoting unity, creativity and productivity. To mark it’s inception, this MOTTAC Festival, commissioned by The Premier, Hon. Sharlene Cartwright Robinson, will feature the support and/ or participation of every Turks and Caicos artist in one venue. Expected are

epic performances ranging from, covers to originals, Reggae to Rip Saw, coupled with charisma and artistry. The aim of this event is to provide a fun filled, high standard event, solidifying a oneness of all Turks and Caicos Island Musicians and beginning our philanthropic mission within the community during heritage month. The event will begin at 12pm Saturday Oct 26th and end at 12am Sunday Oct 27th. At this community event,

patrons will enter free of cost and are encouraged to patronize all vendor stalls, while being entertained by the Musicians of The Turks and Caicos. We implore all to come out, support our musicians and have a good time at our inaugural MOTTAC Festival. For interested vendors or more information, please contact Tito Missick at 649-245-3672 or Herbert Swann at 649-347- 5674.

National Cancer Society kicks off October Activities October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and The National Cancer Society of the Turks and Caicos will launch its annual campaigns and events to raise awareness about Breast Cancer, increase fundraising efforts and honor survivors of Cancer within the Turks and Caicos Islands. This year the organization will boost awareness efforts through a series of collaborative activities with the TCI Hospital. The Society also plans to engage other government and corporate bodies in this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness events in an effort to drive the message of early testing and awareness to Turks and Caicos Islands residents. Rosemary Jolly, President of the National Cancer Society noted, “While there has not been an exponential rise in cancer, we are always concerned when there is a new diagnoses. To date, Breast and Prostate Cancers remain the

two highest detected cancers in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Our focus is to ensure that our people are made aware and educated on the threats of this disease, through collaborative efforts with all of our partners in health, and to stand in the gap for our Cancer Fighters.” Those collaborative efforts include increased educational campaigns on Cancer and new fundraising targets which would allow the National Cancer Society to expand its support programs to those living with Cancer in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer and Colorectal Cancer are the three most common types of cancers diagnosed at the TCI Hospital, with officials noting a combination of thirty-three (33) different types of cancers detected in the Turks and Caicos Islands. With this information, President Jolly said the cancer society’s

main focus is to encourage more women from the age of 40 and over, to register and get tested for Breast Cancer. Additionally, the organization is calling on more volunteers and personal donors to help with the ongoing efforts of the National Cancer Society. The Breast Cancer Awareness activities kick off with the National Cancer Society’s annual Breast Cancer Walk on Saturday October 5, 2019 featuring a health fair in collaboration with TCI hospital, as well as sponsored giveaways for participants. Health practitioners will be on hand to provide free health screenings for Diabetes, Hypertension, BMI and Cholesterol and provide healthy lifestyle tips. On Saturday October 12, 2019, the highly anticipated party-In the Pinkreturns to the Palms Resort. Featuring live band, DJ, shopping experience and live poker games for charity, In the Pink is the largest boutique- shopping

and fundraiser for the National Cancer Society. Saturday October 19, 2019, NCS will be in North and Middle Caicos for its annual walkathon for the residents of North and Middle Caicos. The events end with the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon on Saturday October 26, 2019 at Beaches Turks and Caicos Resorts. For more information on fundraising and ongoing events, contact the National Cancer Society at 649-2328177. The National Cancer Society TCI is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 to help raise awareness on the early detection, treatment and hopefully, prevention of cancer in our small nation of islands. Should you have any further queries, please contact President Rosemary Jolly on 649-2328177 or email nationalcancersociety@ gmail.com

contingencies from time to time. Duties • Prepare weekly, monthly and annual work plans and accomplishment reports. • Submit job reports and detailed engineering equipment failure analysis reports • Execute preventative and corrective maintenance to ensure high equipment availability. • Any other related duty as assigned from time to time.

PLANT PRODUCTION MANAGER Description •Responsible for detailed supervision of subordinate employees and contractors, who perform installation and maintenance work at FortisTCI’s generating facilities throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands. Under the direction of the Senior Director of Energy Production, provide expert decision making assistance in the installation and maintenance of diesel engines (Caterpillar and Wartsila), high voltage equipment and electrical control systems in the production plants in a sound technical manner, to ensure the reliable operation and functionality of this equipment, as per design specifications. •The Production Manager must understand and commit to the corporate vision, and successfully gain the support of subordinate employees for and implement of that vision. Main Duties •Assist in hiring, supervising and mentoring a knowledgeable and motivated plant mechanical work force •Assist the Senior Director in identifying training requirements and annual training plans and responsible for training and mentoring of the work force. •Prepare weekly, monthly and annual work plans and associated reports as directed by Senior Director of Energy Production. •Ensure a high degree of familiarity and profound knowledge of specifications, fundamental operating concepts and operating and maintenance manuals and procedures for all plant assets and equipment. •In coordination with the Plant Operations and Electrical Maintenance Manager prepare work instructions for and supervise the day to day work of the plant technicians with particular regard to safety, efficiency and functionality of the plant and substations. •Responsible to see that all assigned projects are completed in a safe, efficient and effective manner. Also ensure that all assigned projects are completed on budget and on time. •Assist in the preparation of capital and maintenance budgets as assigned and directed. •Conduct testing and trouble - shooting of plant equipment in area of responsibility and in the longer term train others to perform these functions. •Be familiar with and adhere to all Company policies and procedures (including those established by past practice) relating to the position and to observe and enforce compliance of subordinate employees to these policies and procedures. •Be familiar with and adhere to the environmental, health and safety operating procedures of the company and ensure that all personnel in the departments follow these procedures. •Maintain and ensure the accuracy of statistical records of plant operations and maintenance activities as required by the company. •Provide calm and competent leadership in response to plant emergencies in a manner that inspires others to do likewise. •Perform other duties as may be assigned and/or required by Plant Operations

Academic/Technical/Management: Experience and Qualifications: Required: • A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical, or an accredited equivalent. • At least 10 years’ experience in Utility Industry in power systems application. • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in maintenance/operations supervision in a power plant setting. •Extensive experience trouble shooting Caterpillar and Wartsila Motor Generator sets •A high degree of knowledge and familiarity in theory of power systems and associated hardware such as breakers, substations, transformers, voltage control equipment and the like. •Familiarity with and competency in the use of computers and standard computing software programs. Abilities; Skills; Experience; Aptitude and Judgment: • Above average analytical skills in math and electrical theories • Excellence in interpretation of engineering drawings and manuals • Professional competency in written and oral communication skills in English • Good man management and communication skills. • Experience in working under utility emergency response condition • Experience in operation and maintenance of large generation units. • Ability to function effectively under emergency situations and thinks clearly and effective and deliver within deadlines and to work under pressure • Self-motivated, solution oriented and positive in outlook • Team player Salary range: $79,000- $118,500 Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications This position is currently held by a work permit holder. Qualified individuals should apply to the addresses below. Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview. Deadline for submission of applications (inclusive of a cover letter, resume and a FortisTCI application form) is September 24, 2019 to: Avi Adams Manager Human Resources FortisTCI Limited P. O. Box 132, Providenciales Email address: hrapplications@fortistci.com AND aadams@fortistci.com Ms. Desireka Glinton Secretary Immigration Board Zone 2 Airport Road, Providenciales Email address: jobregistration@gov.tc


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Clement Howell high school to pilot 6th form programme Thursday September 19th, 2019 was a historic day for Clement Howell High School as the first cohort of students began the 6th Form CXC CAPE Programme. A total of seven (7) students are registered for the programme, six (6) from the Clement Howell and one (1) from Wesley Methodist High School. They will be pursuing over a two-year period two Units of the subject areas of their choice. At the end of each Unit they sit examinations. Director of Education, Mr. Edgar Howell, said: “Throughout most schools across the Caribbean, the school structure is divided into Lower and Upper School with Lower school comprising First to Third Form and Upper School Comprising Fourth to Sixth Form. Given the fact that CHHS is now a Senior School with only two-year groups, it is the natural progression and quite fitting that completing the group composition for Upper/Senior school with the introduction of a Sixth Form programme.” Minister of Education, Hon. Karen Malcolm was on hand to launch this historic occasion and to speak first hand with the students, teachers, staff of the first cohort of 6th formers within the Public School System within the Turks and Caicos Islands. “This initiative provides an alternative to students who would have been interested in pursuing postsecondary training to better prepare them to matriculate into university programmes and/or develop skills and competence in technical vocational areas, free of cost. This is another milestone in my Government’s plans to improve access to education for all,” she said. The following are the subjects

the students are registered for over the two years - Accounting Unit I, Management of Business Unit I, Entrepreneurship Unit I, Literatures in English Unit I, Sociology Unit I, Information Technology Unit I, Food and Nutrition Unit I, Physical Education Unit I, Tourism Management Unit I, Environmental Science Unit I. The Ministry will monitor this pilot very closely over the next year and explore the feasibility of expanding this program further. Since 1994, the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government established structures within its education system to facilitate post-secondary training and tertiary education with the establishment

of the Community College. Even though efforts have been made to structure a system spanning primary to post-secondary and tertiary education, the process at the highest level is still emerging. The Community College has been able to offer programmes which matriculated into awarding Associate Degrees and First Degrees and Diplomas in varying disciplines. The British West Indies Collegiate and the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College (TCICC), are the only two institutions in the country where students can undertake studies at post-secondary school at the Sixth Form level.

One of the major challenges faced by majority of our students leaving the high schools across the TCI who could potentially matriculate into programmes at both institutions, has to do with cost and location. The TCICC, when it does offer the A-level programme, only offers the programme at the Grand Turk Campus. Not many of our students have the capability to afford tuition or find accommodation at either of the two institutions. Since September 5, 2018 Clement Howell High School became a Senior School catering to Fourth and Fifth Form students, preparing them for the CVQ, IGCSE and CXC CSEC Examination.

TCI TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION 872 Business Solutions Complex, P.O. Box 203, Leeward Highway, ProvidencialesTurks and Caicos Islands

Company:

CM&D Caicos Ltd.

Title:

Project Engineer/Assistant Project Manager

JOB ADVERTISMENT

Reporting to:

Senior Project Manager

The Telecommunications Commission (TC) is a statutory body responsible for regulating the telecommunications sector of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), protecting interests of users of telecommunications services, and advise the Minister Telecommunications on telecommunications policies.

Location:

POSITION TITLE: SALARY RANGE:

Salary Range:

Finance Manger USD 60,000 – USD 70,000

The successful applicant will be responsible for the financial health of the Commission. Producing financial reports and developing strategies based on financial research and guiding the Commission in making sound financial decisions. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: •Oversee finance department. •Monitor the day-to-day financial operations within the Commission. •Track the Commission’s financial status and performance to identify areas for potential improvement. •Seek out methods for minimizing financial risk to the Commission. •Research and analyze financial reports and market trends. •Provide insightful information and expectations aid in long-term and short-term decision making. •Review financial data and prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports. •Present financial reports to board members, stakeholders, executives, and clients in formal meetings. •Stay up to date with technological advances and accounting software to be used for financial purposes. •Establish and maintain financial policies and procedures for the Commission. •Understand and adhere to financial regulations and legislation. •Any other duties required by the Directors SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE SHOULD HAVE: •Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics. •A Master’s Degree in these or a related area would be an advantage. •Minimum of 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in a financial role. •Leadership skills and experience will be would be and advantage. •Knowledge of telecommunications sector would be an advantage. •Good interpersonal skills, excellent analytical and quantitative skills. •Attention to detail and meet deadlines. •Good oral and written communication skills. •Ability to work alone, structured and self-disciplined. • Good working knowledge of QuickBooks, MS Word, Excel and Power Point. APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

On-Site at the AMANYARA job site (Northwest Point, TKCA 1ZZ, Turks & Caicos Islands) $55,360 USD/year to $62,280 USD/year

THIS POSITION IS NEW. CM&D Caicos Ltd. is a Work Permit Holder General Description: Assistant Project Manager provides full time support of the project management team and requires frequent, high level interaction with our Clients. He/She is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of our services are being delivered at the highest level to ensure that the Client/Owner is satisfied. Duties & Responsibilities 1.Assists in managing the day-to-day project activities. 2.Assists with the preparation, managing, monitoring and maintaining of comprehensive budgets, schedules and cash flow projections. 3.Establishes and implements a quality assurance and quality control program. 4.Leads project meetings, liaises with the Owners, and assists with presentations to the Owners executive management team. 5.Coordinates through his/her team, the preparation of RFP/bid packages. 6.Assists with the solicitation, evaluation, and selection of the contractors. 7.Assists with managing the design effort to ensure that the project is being designed to meet the owner’s objectives and budget. During the design management process, assists with the preparation of estimates and performs value engineering analysis and constructability reviews. 8.Oversees and manages the work of the contractors. 9.Participates in the review/update of project schedules/budgets (budgeted, actual, committed and projected). 10.Coordinates the processing of clarifications, submittals, and requests for information, shop drawings, substitution requests, change proposals and change orders. 11.Reviews and approves monthly payment requests by contractors. 12.Prepares monthly reports that discuss in detail the status of the project. Qualifications

Summit your resumes with a Cover Letter and two letters of reference (one preferably from a former employer). Copies of yourqualifications and a copy of the passport photo page. Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit a Police Certificate that is issued no longer than six months from the date of submission. Applications should be addressed to The Chairman of the Turks and Caicos Islands Telecommunications Commission at info@telecommission.tcunder the subject matter Application –Financial Manager. Turks and Caicos Islander need only apply, and applications without all supporting documents will notbeprocessed. We thank interested persons for their application, only persons selected for an interview will be contacted. APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 10th, 2019

Requires over 7 years of project management experience; a minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering is preferred. A graduate degree or project management certification is a plus. Must have excellent communication skills both oral and written; be computer literate and capable of using MS Office (Word, Excel), internet/email, project management and scheduling programs. Please send all resumes, job experience, and questions to: marketing@cmdintl.com Interested Turks and Caicos Islander applicant are required to submit their application to the Labour Board


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Invest TCI attends marketing and small business development conferences Invest Turks and Caicos (Invest TCI) is pleased to announce the Agency’s participation in the City Nation Place Latin America and Caribbean Conference (CNP) and the 39th Annual America’s Small Business Development Conference (SBDC). The CNP conference took place September 2-3, in San Jose Costa Rica, perhaps one of the most successful nation brands in the region. The conference provided a high-level forum for government teams and place marketing organizations to explore successful strategies for tourism and economic development. Delegates who attended the conference left the event with an improved understanding of how a collaborative approach to place branding can drive economic success – engaging civic pride, attracting talent, providing a more sustainable approach to tourism development, building international reputation, and attracting investment. Attending on behalf of Invest TCI was Vice President of Marketing and Promotion, Trina Adams-Smith. Mrs. Adams-Smith commented, “CNP was indeed an educational and informative conference. There were many takeaways from this conference, what stood out were the sessions highlighting the need for collaborative place branding to drive economic success for a country. The private and public organizations in the Turks and Caicos Islands can benefit from this school of thought and improve on collaborating its international marketing efforts to build a successful country

Alexa Cooper-Grant, VP of SME Development at Invest TCI attends SBDC brand promoting the Turks and Caicos Islands as a prime destination whether for Tourism, Foreign Direct Investment or as a destination to live and work.” The Agency also participated in the 39th Annual America’s SBDC Conference which took place September 3-6, 2019, in Long Beach, California, at the Long Beach Convention Center. The conference attracted 1,300+ SBDC professionals from all over the nation. Advisors, trainers and directors came together for professional development and networking. The passion for small business could be seen in the 140+ workshops that overflowed into the hallways, and in the exhibit hall where attendees eagerly mingled with each other and the tradeshow exhibitors, seeking the latest information on products and services

Mills Institute

Location: 45 Marby Drive Juba Sound, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands Mills Institute is seeking Teachers/Teachers’ Aide Report to: Deputy Director Job Goal: The Primary goal is to provide and carry out curriculum instructions related to the school and Ministry of Education. Requirements: Must have at least One Year Teaching Experience at the Primary Level. Must be energetic, creative and able to use initiative Must be flexible Be open to ongoing professional development Be a team player Duties and Responsibilities: Plan, organize and execute daily teaching schedule Supervise and teach students Work effectively as a team member Take part in extra-curricula activities Be able to communicate effectively with parents Be punctual and professional Able to use various forms of teaching aids Handy Man Maintain and upkeep school premises Garbage removal Be able to undertake repairs, door installations and other areas as required Submit all applications along with copies of resume to: millsinstitute@gmail.com These positions are for work permit renewals Interested Turks and Caicos Islander applicant are required to submit their application to the Labour Board

that can ensure the success of their small business clients. The theme of this year’s conference was “Exchange & Experience.” Attending on behalf of Invest TCI was Alexa Cooper Grant, Vice President of Small Medium Enterprise Development. Mrs. Cooper Grant commented, “This year marks the third year attending the America’s SBDC Conference and each year the experience has been different. This year, not only was I exposed to the latest industry trends and best practices for small business development during the various breakout and networking sessions, but I was also able to complete a two-day intense Certification course in “Mastering Strategy” Strategic Management Performance System(SMPS) offered by LBL Strategies in conjunction with The George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public

Trina Adams-Smith, VP of Marketing and Promotion, Invest TCI attends CNP Leadership. This course was designed for SBDC professionals to develop strategic management competencies and utilizing various strategic tools to help clients succeed. In this hands-on, intensive program, participants had direct access to strategy management experts and forums for peer discussion as they earn a certification in strategy management from the University. For updates on these conferences and other events, visit our website at www.investturksandcaicos.tc or our social media pages at @investtci.

Express Center Service Station Location: Leeward High Way, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands Job Description: Gas Station Pump Attendant • A Gas Station Attendant must have a good pleasing personality because it is his or her job to greet customers with friendly atmosphere • Activate fuel pumps and fill tanks of vehicles with gasoline or diesel fuel to specified levels • Collect cash payments from customers and make change, or charge purchases to customers with receipt. • Clean windshields, and or wash and wax vehicles. • Clean parking areas, offices, restrooms, and equipment and remove trash daily. • Provide customers with information about local roads and highways. • Ensure all windows in the station are clean daily. • Ensure the Canopy is clean and the surroundings are kept clean. • Assist customers and provide an excellent customer experience. • At the end of each work shift ensure floors are swept and mopped promoting a clean environment. Applicant is required to work 6 days a week. Salary for Pump Attendant is $6.25 per hour 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.


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FRONT OFFICE MANAGER Reporting to the General Manager, Hotel Manager. Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following: •Follow resort policies, procedures and service standards •Managing operation of Reservations, Front Desk, Bell Desk, Guest Service, Telephone as part of Front Office Department. •Develops and implements new procedures and standards for entire front office department. •Supervision of weekly payroll input •Respond promptly to guest requests for a supervisor of manager •Ensure that a detailed hand over is carried out between shifts including the volume of business, special guests, tasks to be clarified/completed and any special events that are taking place •Ensure a high level of product knowledge of the hotel and the local area, and know what is happening in the hotel •Ensure our customers receive a fast, efficient and friendly check in and check out Requirements: •Five years work experience as a Front desk manager or Reception manager •Can work well under pressure in a fast-paced operation •Thorough knowledge of customer service, office management and basic bookkeeping procedures •Can work independently and prioritize responsibilities •Must be well versed in all areas of PMS and POS hotel systems, including but not limited to: Microsoft Office, Opera, HotSoS, Micros, Delphi •Excellent communication and organizational skills •Degree in hotel management is a plus •Basic First Aid Salary for this position begins at $38,000.00 per annum and will commensurate with qualifications and experience. SENIOR ACCOUNTANT Reporting to the Financial Controller. Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following: •Execute and/or coordinate general accounting and related activates •Supervise the operations of accounts office and Night Audit •Management of the finance function and overseeing the finance team. •Prepare End of Month journals and conduct the Closing process. •Assist in the installation of any new software – document retention, inventory management, payroll, POS. •Preparation of budgets, forecasts and cash flows. •Maintenance of financial ledgers and accounting process. •Preparation of Monthly P&L and Balance Sheet. •Ensuring that appropriate systems and internal controls are implemented and maintained. •Overseeing the Payroll process. Qualifications: •CPA Certification (CA, CGA or CMA) •3 to 5 years of relevant experience in hospitality financial management •Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Visual One and Quickbooks accounting software. •Verbal and written English and good interpersonal skills •Capacity to plan and organize work •Analytical skills and problem solving capacities Salary commencing at $40,000.00 and is based on experience. Belongers only need apply EXECUTIVE CHEF Job Summary: Candidate must demonstrate a proven track record of successfully leading/managing in an upscale Food & Beverage environment; with strong culinary experience and training. •Responsible for the execution of all company policies and procedures, ensuring that all services provided achieve the established standards within the agreed budgetary controls. •Advise the Corporate Executive Chef on all matters relating to the kitchen area and ensure a high standard of cleanliness and hygienic practice throughout the kitchen. •To assist the Corporate Executive Chef in budgeting i.e food cost/payroll/etc. •Ensure guest satisfaction with the smooth and effective running of the day-to-day operation. •Assist in training and development of Culinary staff members. •To maintain control of the standards for purchasing and receiving items. •To test and evaluate products for quality, paying particular attention to yield/holding qualities/market price/wastage usage of leftovers. •Constantly inspect all food service sections during service time to ensure that the correct standards are maintained. •Responsible for control of equipment and scheduling maintenance. Requirements: •Minimum of 5 years of previous Food and Beverage international experience in a senior leadership role. •University/College degree •Computer literate in Microsoft Window applications required •Developed proficiency with forecasting, cost controls and scheduling through related experience. •Highly responsible & reliable with the ability to work well under pressure in fast paced environment. •The ability to stand and/or walk for a long periods of time, lift up to 40lbs and push/ pull up to 50 lbs. •Must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays. Salary for this position begins at $50,000 per annum and will commensurate with qualifications and experience. EXECUTIVE SOUS CHEF Reporting to the Executive Chef, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following: Responsibilities: •Candidate must demonstrate a proven track record of successfully leading/managing in an upscale Food & Beverage environment; with strong culinary experience and training. •Responsible for the execution of all company policies and procedures, ensuring that all services provided achieve the established standards within the agreed budgetary controls. •To assist the Executive Chef in budgeting i.e food cost/payroll/etc. •Ensure guest satisfaction with the smooth and effective running of the day-to-day

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operation. •Organize training and development of culinary staff members through the training department •To maintain control of the standards for purchasing and receiving items. •To test and evaluate products for quality, paying particular attention to yield/holding qualities/market price and wastage •Responsible for control of equipment and scheduling maintenance. Requirements: •Minimum of 5 years of previous Food and Beverage international experience in a senior leadership role. •University/College degree •Computer literate in Microsoft Window applications required •Highly responsible & reliable with the ability to work well under pressure in fast paced environment. •Ability to work cohesively as part of a team •Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times •Must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays. Salary range for this position begins at $42,000.00 per annum and will commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant. SOUS CHEF Reporting to the Executive Sous Chef, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following: •Assists in conducting periodic food inventories. •Assists the Executive Chef with departmental human resource functions. •Initiates and oversees ordering of food and kitchen supplies. •Supervises and coordinates the production of food according to menu specifications. •Assists the Chefs and Cooks in preparation of specific cuisine. •Inspects quality of food products used to prepare cuisine. Informs Executive Chef when quality is not acceptable. •Ensures all cuisine served to guests follow establish guidelines for quantity, quality, appearance, and palatability. •Checks physical cleanliness of operations. Ensures all staff practice “clean as you go” techniques. •Insures that staff is following all safe serve and health inspection standards. •Maintains proper working order of all equipment. Inspects ovens, burners, water faucets, and refrigerators. Reports deficiencies to Engineering Department. Requirements: •Graduate culinary art or Culinary degree strongly preferred •6-10 years previous experience as a cook •Full knowledge of ordering work schedule. Salary range for this position begins at $32,000.00 per annum and will commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant. PASTRY CHEF Reporting directly to the Group Executive Pastry Chef, you will be responsible for the dayto-day preparation of quality pastry items such as breakfast items, desserts, breads, displays and special request items. Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: •Maintain complete knowledge of correct maintenance and use of equipment; use equipment and tools only as intended, properly and safely •Inspect the cleanliness and working conditions of all tool, equipment and supplies •Establish priority items for the day •Prepare all menu items following recipes and yield guides, according to departmental standards. •Understand sanity food handling techniques •Direct hands on preparation •Daily recording and monitoring of kitchen inventory •Any other assigned duties REQUIREMENTS •Minimum of 3 years of experience within field. •Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities •Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment Salary for this position begins at $8.50 per hour and will commensurate with qualifications and experience. RECEPTIONIST As the receptionist, you will be the first face and voice to greet clients and assist them with their needs. The position requires excellent phone etiquette, Microsoft Word and Excel knowledge and the ability to multi-task. This is a fast-paced and exciting environment. We are looking for a team player who is self-motivated and can think on their feet. Speak with others using clear and professional language, prepare and review written documents accurately and completely, and answer telephones using appropriate etiquette. Develop and maintain positive working relationships with others, and support team to reach common goals. Comply with quality assurance expectations and standards. $7.50 per hour. Belongers only need apply PLUMBER Installs, maintains, and repairs pipes and fixtures associated with heating, cooling, water distribution, and sanitation systems on properties. Fix appliances, such as dishwashers and gas cookers. Inspects drainage and other plumbing systems for compliance with local regulations. $6.50 per hour. Belongers only need apply COMMIE LINE COOK RESPONSIBILITIES To prepare hot foods on range and or grill and ensure consistent quality following recipe cards and production standards; must be knowledgeable of food preparation and preparation methods, understand sanitary food handling techniques and knowledge of the safe operation of kitchen equipment. Salary Scale: $8.00 - $10.00 per hour. Belongers only need apply Interested persons may contact out Corporate HR department office or by submitting your resume with qualifications and experience to: hr@wihl.com Please also submit a copy of your completed application to our labour department. Closing date September 28th, 2019


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PDM / PNP: Tine for a paradigm shift in TCI Politics?! By Lee Ingham A brief history of what is commonly called “ministerial government,” -- beginning in 1976 and saw the young, charismatic, patriotic and bold JAGS McCartney as the first Chief Minister of the Turks and Caicos Islands, -- reveals data which, not necessarily by itself, but to my way of thinking, begs the question relative to the continued usefulness of the two-Party political system for the country. Since 1976 there have been eleven (11) general elections. And in those 11 elections, six (6) led to Progressive National Party (PNP) led Governments and five (5) to Peoples Democratic Party (PDM) led Governments. However, only on three occasions – 1980 and 1984, 1995 and 1999, and 2003 and 2007 – were successive Governments returned to the House of Assembly. Two of those successive Governments were led by the PNP (Norman Saunders and Michael Missick) and one by the PDM (Derek Taylor). Interestingly, one would expect that since there were 11 general elections, there would be 11 Chief Ministers/ Premiers, but that is not the case. In fact, there were actually fourteen (14) Chief Ministers/Premiers during the 42-year history of Ministerial Government. These three “extra” Chief Ministers/Premiers were Oswald Skippings (1980), completing the unfinished term of the deceased JAGS McCartney; Nathaniel J. S. (Bops) Francis (1985 - 86), filling in for the embattled Norman Saunders; and Galmo “Gillie” Williams (2009), replacing Michael Misick who had resigned the Premiership. There were also two impositions of “direct rule” by the colonizing country, the United Kingdom, during this 42-year history of a modicum of democracy in the TCI. Both of these interventions of direct rule by the UK came after a ruling Government had succeeded itself and they were both PNP led Governments. This brief analysis also reveals that during this period of limited democracy for the country, the iron fist of the UK came swooping down on the TCI, suspended its Constitution and the limited democracy was replaced by the dictatorship of the colonizing UK. Essentially, the people of the TCI were not afforded the respect nor the opportunity to resolve its own problems before the UK nullified the country’s Constitution and deprived the people of

the TCI of their right to rule themselves. Assembly? If I see the necessity for The foregoing also reveals that change, what am I willing to do to bring the two dominant political Parties have about that change? basically played “musical chairs” relative Honest responses to these to claiming the Government of the TCI questions may help us to bring about the and neither of them were in a position to changes we desire. resist the ubiquitous power of the UK as Based primarily on what I have the UK deprived the local Governments heard, securing candidacy for a Party of the power invested in them (the nomination to represent a particular Political Parties) by the people of the TCI. electoral is not an easy proposition. Loyalty is a valuable commodity. Perhaps it is for that reason that in the And I know that many of our people are last (2016) general elections, there were fiercely loyal to their Parties. However, by several qualified, young and not so young, most objective measures, it is not clear innovative sounding, “independent” that there is any significant ideological candidates seeking political office. Not So, in trying to take this giant leap difference between the two Parties. What one of them was successful. forward, future Governments really need appears to be clearer, however, is that the And, since the first “Ministerial to consider how these investment dollars system as is, is really not beneficial to the Government,” which was formed under are going to catapult our local people advance of the country. the leadership of the Most Excellent into economic prominence by making And it is not beneficial Honorable JAGS McCartney, who was deals with the investors which will allow nationally because it seems that due able to garner the support of the two our people to become investors as well – to the frequency of the “changing of elected Independent Representatives – not only in the tourist industry, but also the guard,” often projects and policies Liam McGuire (South Caicos) and Daniel investors in more sustainable projects are changed, interrupted and/or Williams (North Caicos) – in order to which will benefit the local people for terminated – simply because, in many form a majority coalition government, the long haul. cases, Party stalwarts/loyalists expect to “independent candidates” have not fared Party politics in the TCI be beneficiaries of the projects or policies, well in electoral politics in our country. has brought about much laudable rather than the nation as a whole. Perhaps, just perhaps, given what we accomplishments, but it has also resulted Ostensibly, politics in the TCI have experienced, it is time to rethink in vindictiveness and retribution which, is not much different than politics the viability of independent candidates to some extent, have not been brought anywhere else in this regard; however, whose only loyalty ought to be to his/her to light in a public way, but is rampant due to the small size of our population, constituents and the country. in personal accounts “on the street” and this view is exacerbated. Hence, it We desperately need “under the tree.” does not serve us well, is nonsensical, Representatives who will be responsive Again, because of our relatively selfish, backwards and, perhaps most to the needs of the people of the TCI. It small size, there is latent animosity importantly, serves to create a chasm seems to me that for many years now, we among our people which will erupt one rather than a bridge among our people. have had people who represent us, but day and contributes to the “brain drain” This brief look at “Ministerial for the most part, their first loyalty has which is occurring and also the number Government” in the TCI is not intended been to their political Parties. of persons who have and are preparing to denigrate anyone or any political The TCI is such a small country, to abandon the TCI for more friendlier Party; it is not intended to cast blame with only about 8, 000 voters and about a climes or places where they think they on any one or any group; and it is not population of about 50, 000; that is what can be rid of the hypocrisy which is intended to be inferential – although I makes our political situation so unique cloaked in our otherwise “beautiful by am certain that inferences will be drawn. and personal and, thus, I think it is nature” TCI. The primary purpose of this absolutely reasonable for any candidate Clearly this paradigm shift of piece is to ask the voting public of the seeking political office to personally visit, which I am speaking calls for unity. TCI to examine the historical record and talk with and discuss his/her vision and However, it is not a false sense of unity ponder the following: why am I loyal to philosophy for the country with each which attempts to sweep all the hurt the PNP or PDM? What benefits have voter. It really is about time for the TCI and retribution of the past under the my loyalty brought to my country? Am to take a giant leap forward. proverbial “rug.” Rather, it is a unity I satisfied with the manner in which We still literally exist under based on reconciliation and a common our Constitution is suspended by the the mercy of the tourism dollar. And desire to build a future based on equality UK? Do I want my vote to really count each successive Government would of opportunity for all of our people. by electing and holding those elected brag on the number of “development I believe that, come the next responsible for their actions/inactions projects” which they “brought” into election cycle in 2020, we have to find on our behalf? Am I willing to demand the country. But, truth be told, most of candidates who are fully interested changes so that I, as a responsible citizen these developments came seeking the and committed to “government of the of my country, can understand/know Government to bring their investment people, by the people and for the people” how important positions are filled? Am dollars into the country. – not only as a slogan, but as a solid I willing to vote for a person, based on What the Government – PDM or foundation upon which to “build a new ability, qualifications and commitment PNP – did and should do was/is to clear city.” to country, rather than a political Party? away the brush and make the country Do I want a more effective House of conducive to those who want to invest. A luta continua!!!

‘Interhealth Cuba’ By Devon Williams In April 2010 the TCI public with great anticipation welcomed two new state of the art hospitals, there was so much hope and in many cases, there was so much satisfaction. Finally, after a lifetime and more there was finally the opportunity to receive healthcare that was world-class without the need to travel. Many a hope has been dashed since then as some people are now forced to ask the big question, “Would we have been better to have Inter Health Cuba?” This is a logical question as Cuba is our neighbor and there are quite a few doctors in Cuba. Many TC Islanders have also recently become envious of healthcare offered in other countries in our region, many of whom we send our patients to. The Cayman Islands seem to be swiftly becoming a Medical Tourism force in the region with their Health City offering the kind of care that this

writer assumed would be offered by the TCI hospitals. The 107,000 square foot facility with over 100 beds, opened in February 2014, becoming the first advanced medical facility and tertiary care hospital in the Cayman Islands. Turks and Caicos while having a modern hospital four years earlier was quick to utilize the superior services that the “better” hospital in the Cayman Islands offered. Dr. Shetty pulled absolutely no punches when he launched the Caribbean facility and on top of this unlike the TCI the Cayman Islands does not have NHIP with mandatory payments for all. The TCI is in a financial marriage to the current hospital management company, it is said to be over $100 million in penalties if we decided to walk away from the contract. NHIP is now saying you have to pay $25 just to have them verify that you are paying the scheme on top of the 1% unexplained increase then never went away.

So what about Cuba? Is it possible for TCI to find a solution to their medical concerns on the shore of our neighbors? Is medical care in Cuba up to par with the region, or even the world? If one looks at that country’s key indicators you would see that Cuba has a higher life expectancy than the United States and lower infant mortality rates than the US and Canada. Now while the TCI does not seem to take statistics extremely seriously, with only 0.3% of our national budget being dedicated to statistics according to UNICEF, what we do see by simple net searches is that our infant mortality rate is more than double that of Cuba and yes the latest cumbers are recorded AFTER the TCI spent hundreds of millions on modern hospitals. So what about Cuba? Could it be possible that we are missing a great opportunity to upgrade our healthcare and access one of the largest medical pools in the world? Could Cuba hold the answer? At one time there was the

fact that the language barrier possibly inhibit medical care now we send scores of patients Dominican Republic. So what Inter Health Cuba?

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CLEARING ACNE Acne affects almost all of us! In fact, it’s estimated that up to 90% of the world’s population is affected by acne at some point in their lifetime. Acne is a chronic skin condition, which though most notorious for affecting teenagers and young adults, can affect both men and women at almost any age. Having acne can become frustrating as the management is usually long term and even after the bumps have disappeared, spots and scars may remain. Additionally, the emotional impact can have long term effect on ones’ psyche and self-esteem.

like steroids or oral contraceptives. Of course, if you have a family history of severe acne, you are more likely to have difficulty treating your acne. Sometimes our own actions can make acne more problematic! Using a lot of greasy products on the face or in the hair, applying bleaching creams to the skin, picking at pimples and going through stressful periods can all worsen acne. In fact, even our diet can play a part. Studies indicate that certain dietary factors, including dairy products and carbohydrate-rich foods — such as bread, pasta and chips — may trigger acne. On the other hand, eating greasy food has little to no effect!

What causes acne?

How is acne treated?

Acne typically appears in the areas which have the most oil glands such as on your face, neck, chest, back and shoulders. When excess oil is being produced and the follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells, blackheads and whiteheads may appear. These blocked pores can also trap bacteria leading to inflamed lesions. Though most people get acne, there are reasons you may be more prone to developing acne or which may make your acne more difficult to treat. Changes in your hormones such as during puberty or pregnancy can flare acne, as can certain medications

The key to managing acne is in accepting that it is usually a longterm problem which will require long term treatment. If the acne clears on a medication and you stop all acne treatments, it will tend to recur. So be consistent. Mild acne can usually be treated with over the counter washes and creams with ingredients such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Some studies seem to suggest that alternate methods such as tea tree oil, aloe vera and creams containing zinc may also be beneficial and can be used alone or in combination with traditional

By Dr. Marsha Barnett

SCHEDULE FORMS FORM 1

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Name of Financial Institution/TIN of Financial Institution SCOTIBANK (TCI) LTD Address of Financial Institution 88 CHEROKEE ROOAD LEEWARD HIGHWAY PROVIDENCIALES TURKS AND CAICS ISLANDS Change of name, if any, of the Financial instution THE BANK OF NOVA A SCOTIA

treatments. However, if your acne isn’t responding to those treatments or if you are getting spots and scarring from your acne, it might be time to visit your doctor. A dermatologist can help control your acne, avoid scarring or other damage to your skin and make scars that are already present less noticeable. There are many prescription creams and tablets which can be used alone or in combination to help clear the pimples, avoid new breakouts and improve the tone and texture of the skin. Some lasers can also be used to treat the scarring associated with acne as well as clear the active bumps.

Once your acne improves, you may need to continue your acne medication or creams to prevent new breakouts. You may even have to do periodic procedures such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion if you had spots or scarring with your acne. You can also use these acne-prevention tips:

clog pores •Remove makeup before going to bed and regularly clean your cosmetic brushes and applicators with soapy water. •Avoid picking at the problem areas as doing so can trigger more acne and cause dark spots after the bumps have cleared. •Continue your treatments, whether over the counter or prescription, and see your doctor if despite these measures your acne begins to flare.

•Wash acne-prone areas twice a day. •Shower after strenuous activities. Oil and sweat on your skin can lead to breakouts •Limit your use of hair oils and choose oil-free cosmetics that won’t

*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.

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Borath, Karin

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Astwood II, Sean

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Ona Glinton Primary School Rebuilding

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(a) Increase or decrease the amount held or owed in the Financial Institution ; (b) Present the passbook or other record for the crediting of interest or dividends in respect to any general deposit, demand deposit, savings deposit or deposit for fixed period, made in the Islands _________________________________ Interest paid, or account fees applied, by a Financial Institution on monies held or owed in the Financial Institution shall not be regarded as a transaction which increases or decreases the amount held in the Financial Institution pursuant to section 4(4) of the Dormant Accounts Ordinance. (c) Correspond in writing with the Financial Institution concerning the monies; or (d) Otherwise indicate an interest in the monies as evidenced in writing by the Financial Institution 2. Subject to the Dormant Accounts Ordinance, on the transfer of the monies in the dormant account to the general revenue of the Islands, the dormant account holder will no longer have any right against the Financial Institution to the repayment of the monies transferred, but the dormant account holder will have against the Government such right to repayment of the monies transferred that the dormant account holder would have had against the Financial Institution. 3. Any interested person shold contact the Financial Institution mentioned above to established if that person is a dormant account holder.


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Lessons learned from the hurricane plan and a contingency plan.

By Drexwell Seymour In the Turks and Caicos Islands, we faced Hurricane Irma and Maria backto-back in 2017. Two years later, there are still individuals and businesses that have not recovered fully from these storms. This month, our brothers and sisters in The Bahamas were faced with Hurricane Dorian that destroyed lives and properties. It is believed it will cause millions of dollars to restore these islands to a normal state. Are there any lessons we can learned from these hurricanes? Always be prepared One of the main lessons learned is for us to be prepared. Of course, it would have been a challenge to prepare for a monster like Hurricane Dorian, as this storm was like no other storm to take place in The Bahamas. The Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies does a very good job in providing us with preparation tips. Take those tips seriously by adhering to what they suggested. I know many of us pray hoping the storms do not come and sometimes we do not prepare because we believe that the storms will not come or the storms will not be that bad. However, we live in a Hurricane zone and the season is from June to November and so it highly likely that a storm will come but that does not mean you should discontinue praying. It means we should be prepared. Have an evacuation

Insurance I know some of us have concerns about getting insurance for your property due to the price. However, please ensure that your property is insured whether you have a mortgage or not. A friend of mine in the Bahamas who had insurance when there was a previous Hurricane was able to rebuild their home that was damaged from the insurance proceeds. However, he did not continue with insurance as they were debt free and did not appreciate the need for it. Unfortunately, the family just lost their home as a result of Hurricane Dorian and so they have to start all over. I know the insurance can be costly but it is worth the risk of losing everything especially if you do not have any savings. The insurance company will allow you to have a payment plan over so many months. I also recommend that businesses may want to consider getting insurance for business interruption so in the event of a storm, you can get claim for loss of business. Family matters There was so much concerns by family and friends when they were unable to contact or locate their family members. Sometimes, we take our family for granted and do not even realize the importance of family until a storm comes. The good thing though is that storms unite family and friends and therefore the material things

we focus so much on come and go. They are not important like your family. Keep the unity and care for each other even when there are no storms. Always help when you can There has been a significant amount of outpouring of help from many countries, individuals and organizations to assist the Bahamas in this crisis. I know sometimes we complain when our country donates to other countries after a major storm. However, we do know the future and is best to help others if you are in a position to do so. We do not know when our time will come for assistance. Move to higher ground My friend who lost his home said that despite the massive flooding, he was not impacted by the water because he was residing on an elevated level. It is suspected that the persons that died, died because of the flooding and therefore if we can find places that are on higher ground then perhaps some lives would have been saved from flooding. Of course, this may be a challenge given that our islands are basically flat. However, there are some elevated areas. The importance of procurement features

emergency

Sometimes after a storm, there is so much red tape in procuring things in the

country and as a result restoration and help are delayed. Thankfully, in TCI, there are provisions in our ordinance for waivers of the procurement ordinance in the event of emergencies. Enforcement of our building codes wI know we have very good building codes. However, many of us are guilty of taking short cuts after the plans are approved in order to save on material costs. The best thing to do is follow the approved building plans. Conclusion Hurricane Dorian has caused catastrophic damages to the Bahamas. Maybe there are some lessons we can learned from the storms but no matter how much we prepared ourselves, we could not prevent the storms. The best thing to do is follow the warnings and evacuate the areas before the storm arrives. I hope these storms taught us not to focus on material things as they can easily be demolished. Likewise lives can be lost as evident from the recent storm, therefore give your life to the Lord.

Who is advocating for us? By Shaun Malcolm In July of 2018, Fortis TCI Limited, submitted an application to the then TCI Governor, Dr. John Freeman, for an immediate 5.5% to 5.7% electricity rate increase to Fortis residential customers to offset the financial impacts, rebuilding and recovery efforts that were related to hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, which Fortis estimated at $42 million (U.S.). One month later, in August of 2018, Governor Freeman rejected Fortis’s request to increase electricity rates for a number of reasons that included “a lack of impartial and neutral information” and the need for “a cost of service study and prudency assessment”. Fortis responded by requesting that Governor Freeman, pursuant to section 34(4) of the Electricity Ordinance, appoint an independent expert to hold an inquiry into the reasonableness of the Rate Variation Application, and the Governor agreed. In May of 2019 Governor Freeman appointed J. Paul Morgan, a “Jamaican regulatory expert”. Our people have now been advised that Mr. Morgan, after completing 10 weeks of investigation into power prices in the TCI that included meetings with the governor, Government officials and the management of Fortis, has submitted a report to our Honorable Premier and her ministers recommending that Fortis TCI be granted approval for a 6.8% electricity cost increase. Are you surprised that the information supplied to Mr. Morgan by Fortis compelled Mr. Morgan to affirm the Fortis rate increase? I am not. In God we can trust, others, we must verify. Common sense tells us that Fortis would supply Mr. Morgan with whatever information is required to reliably support the Fortis request for a rate increase. The real question is; who is verifying the metrics and formulas that Fortis is utilizing to achieve their desired return on investment? Why would we accept the opinion of one individual (Mr. Morgan) who we have no personal relationship with, on such an important issue? If you took your child to the doctor and the doctor said “operate”, common sense would tell you to seek a second opinion. We do that because we know opinions vary among different people and professionals and we would

not want to accept a substandard or non- and invest in the obsolete and low-tech supported opinion that might damage our options of above ground power poles and child. diesel fuel, while avoiding an inevitable If you sought legal advice and the transition to modern, clean, renewable lawyer said “sue”, common sense would energy generation, Turks & Caicos Islanders tell you to seek a second opinion. We do will continue to pay higher and higher that because we know opinions vary among electrical rates, indefinitely. When will different people and professionals and we Fortis see the light? would not want to accept a substandard or Fortis wants to raise their non-supported opinion that might damage electricity rates (again) on every single us. Turks & Caicos Islander for now and Fortis is responsible for fostering a forever, an act that will indefinitely reduce climate of mistrust of its management and the discretionary funds we have available operations in the TCI by stubbornly clinging for supporting our families. Fortis and to the prehistoric and obsolete technology Mr. Morgan tell us the rate is just and we of installing above-ground power poles should trust them. Really? I think not, and and power lines that are guaranteed to fail you should too. (again) in the next hurricane, rather than If Fortis is legitimately entitled to burying them underground where they a rate increase that is necessary to continue would be highly resistant to hurricane and maintain our current level of service, damage. This business strategy is known they should receive approval. as planned obsolescence, whereby the However, who is advocating company earns the same hefty profit for for us? Certainly not Mr. Morgan, as his making hurricane repairs on downed power conclusions are drawn from information poles, that it earns for generating electricity. supplied to him by Fortis TCI, who could The public’s mistrust of Fortis hardly be considered an “impartial” or is further exacerbated by Fortis’s refusal “neutral” source of information. to embrace or significantly invest in the It can’t be our Governor or modern technologies of wind and solar Government Officials advocating for electrical generation. us, because they know little to nothing New technologies have decreased about the cost of electricity generation in the cost of producing electricity from the TCI and they too rely completely on wind. Today wind power is the most information supplied to them by Fortis. competitively priced technology in many, Relying on Fortis for information if not most markets worldwide, due to about the cost of generating electricity in the emergence of wind/solar hybrids, the TCI is like relying on a fox for advice more sophisticated grid management and and specifications on security for a hen increasingly affordable storage. house. That is not an effective approach if Despite what we are told by you expect to earn a living selling chickens. Fortis, wind energy is a proven technology. There has been a historic lack of In 2017 Denmark received 44% of its transparency to the public regarding the electricity from wind, Uruguay more than Development Agreement or contract that 30%, Portugal and Ireland more than 24%, TCI Fortis enjoys with the Government and Spain and Germany just under 20%. Four people of the TCI. That lack of transparency U.S. states get more than 30% of their is beginning to stink. electricity from wind, as does the state of Just telling us that you’ve South Australia, and a number of states in discussed it with your experts and decided Germany. But in the TCI, Fortis continues that Fortis should get their increase, is not to burn expensive, and environmentally fair representation and we should not be polluting, sulfur laden diesel fuel. expected to settle for that condescending As the end of 2017, the USA had treatment. over 52,000 commercial wind turbines I want to respectfully urge our operating in 41 states plus Guam and Premier, the Honorable Sharlene Cartwright Puerto Rico, and had already announced Robinson, and her PDM Government, and plans to build 11 new wind farms across our Honorable Governor, His Excellency seven states in the US, with a total capacity Nigel Dakin, to reject or veto the approval of 3.38GW in 2018. Who is advocating for for the requested increase in electricity us? rates. As long as Fortis continues to cling Our people need a qualified

advocate, not connected to the TCI government or Crown, that can dissect the numbers, metrics and formulas that Fortis is feeding the government and Mr. Morgan. Metrics and formulas can be manipulated or misapplied, intentionally or unintentionally, and the validity of the metrics and formulas supplied to the government for justification and substantiation of a rate increase must be independently and transparently verified by somebody we know and can trust. If Fortis is legitimately entitled to an increase, they should get it. But we don’t know that now because we are playing against a stacked deck. It is my opinion and recommendation that before our government or the Crown approves this rate increase, a true representative of the people must have full and unrestricted access to all information, contracts and Development Agreements that effect or control the electric rates paid by our people. That would include contracts for fuel. I respectfully submit the name of Joseph Connelly, formerly of Coopers & Lybrand and Price Waterhouse, as a wellqualified representative of the people who can be trusted to be honest and transparent. If he is unavailable or declines, an equally qualified and trusted advocate for the people must be selected and given access before any further consideration of an electricity rate increase for Fortis TCI. May God Bless these Turks & Caicos Islands


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Should youths get involved in TCI’s politics? By Ranaldo A. Forbes Over the years, I have watched in dismay the lack of youth participation in Turks and Caicos politics. The country desperately needs young leaders who are energetic, enthusiastic, morally sound and diligent. There is no doubt that our country has progressed, but that development can only proceed further if we have the youth, who are the future generation, take on the charge of torchbearers to light the way. Politics basically is an act of leading a nation or a part of nation towards a common development, at the same time rectifying the flaws in the already working system of government. Politicians are representatives of the people, elected by the people to bring their issues to light and improve lives of citizens where possible. There are several reasons why youth are not as involved but I choose to focus on two. My first thought is that the youth of today are simply not interested in actively participating in the political field as they do not understand how politics shape a nation. If this is the case, I believe as a nation, we need to educate our youth about what politics is and the role they must play. Over the years, many people have had a distorted view of politics, they have fallen to dashed hopes from the failed promises made to them, they have not seen the promised change

many have listed in their manifestos, they are still waiting on outdated projects to improve their communities, and they have limited access to their representatives who were once seen as a beacon of hope. I believe one of the ways to get our youth engaged again is to show them that politics that be used as a mechanism for change. The second reason may be that young people are not given opportunities to prove themselves with the excuse that they are not sufficiently experienced to participate actively in the governance of the country. Almost all the major political parties seem to be functioning under the monopoly of old leaders. While older does mean experience, we must recognize that as the youth of this nation, many of us are coming with fresh new ideas and want to make a valuable contribution to our country. Is it that the youth of the TCI are content with the way the TCI is being governed? Or are they given opportunities within our political ranks to contribute? The youth of modern TCI are aware of the problems facing our country and the world at large and they want a chance to effectively contribute to the conversation and the change taking place in our country. When you hear the word politics the first thought which comes to our mind is corruption and we conclude by saying that politics is bad, or politics is dirty. But is politics bad?

No, politics is not bad. Political systems exist in most countries to provide people with representation, to bring about effective change through laws. It’s the people and the experience of right politicians and finding ways to properly channel that. There are many corrupt people in politics, but politics is not all bad and we to change the focus on change instead of criticizing. Youth are the backbone of any economy, system or structure of any nation. They have great potential, and politics is one of the best ways to channel this very potential towards nation building. We cannot build an apartment just because we have bricks, cement and labor. We need engineer, architect and other key personnel to get the building off the ground. Youth are the architect of the Nation. They can use its resources in the right way to build Turks and Caicos Islands. Thus, there is a need for the young generation to enter politics and work for the nation. Just imagine what we can do as a nation if our experienced leaders and innovative youth combine their efforts. I’m not just referring to politics but also matters like inter country business or maintaining relations with other nations, it is important for the youth to have participation as they can think beyond the traditional ways and easily adapt the modern ways of development.

This is the time to think about our country’s future instead of ours. As youth, we have an obligation to begin the work and help build our nation. Once we can set our country into right direction our future will be automatically set. My question to the youth today is, what role are you playing in building your country? What are you doing to get involved in politics and leadership in our nation?

Premier Contracting Services is seeking suitably qualified applicants to fill the following positions:

Gardener required Premier Contracting Services is seeking to recruit a landscape laborer to join our team. The successful candidate must have the following experience and skill set; •Responsible for weeding, pruning, trimming all plants on property •Must have good knowledge of gardening techniques and ability to apply pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers properly and safely •Responsible for the upkeep and landscape of all properties •Ability to maintain and repair irrigation systems •Heavy lifting and laborious tasks •Identify Issues and control issues with soil conditions and pest including fungal •Report to maintenance supervisor weekly •Closely monito water usage and adjust irrigation system accordingly Hourly wage $8.50 per hour to $9.00 per hour depending on experience. There are no other benefits provided. Deadline for submission of application is September 30th, 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.

LABOURER TCI Paint & Supply Ltd is seeking candidates for the above position. Duties include but are not limited to: Performing routine preventive maintenance to ensure that machines continue to run smoothly and the physical condition of buildings does not deteriorate. Adjust functional parts of devices or control instruments, using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, or straightedges. Repair or replace defective equipment parts, using hand tools and power tools, and reassemble equipment. Starting Salary $1,000.00 - $1,200.00 per month based on experience and qualifications Kindly forward resumes and qualification to the below address copy to the Turks and Caicos Islands Labour Department and Immigration Board: Employment Department TCI Paint Supply Ltd Leeward Highway Tel: 649-339-6275 Fax 649-941-4777 Email: brenton@tcipaintsupply.com

IMMEDIATE OPENING

Pool and Beach Manager To be responsible for all aspects of the Pool & Beach service; which includes the Pool & Beach Attendants, equipment, supplies, setup/tear down and maintenance. Requirements:  To perform this job successfully, individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Minimum five (5) years’ experience in a luxury resort environment with experience in Pool and Beach.  Minimum two (2) years as a Manager in Pool & Beach Department of a Luxury hotel.  Strong leadership skills with the ability to recruit, train, develop, mentor and motivate a team.  Self-motivated and dependable with an exceptional work ethic and strong problem solving skills.  Deadlines oriented with the ability to multi-task and establish priorities.  Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to speak, read and write fluently in the English language Proficiency with general office PC applications (i.e. Microsoft Office software and Opera) to prepare reports, employee schedules, inventories, budgets as required.  Proven job reliability, diligence, dedication and attention to detail.  Must be flexible with working early morning, late evenings, weekends and holidays. Duties include:  Respond professionally to all guest requests, comments and concerns in a timely manner and report issues to Front Office Manager.  Monitor, coach and assign tasks to P&B Supervisors and attendants and offer support as required.  Build and maintain a strong and collaborative working relationship with food & beverage team to ensure guest satisfaction.  Organize and assist with tent rentals, permits, as well as setup and break down to ensure all guests are served well with minimum impact to people and environment.  Ensure team is stocked with necessary supplies to perform duties.  Daily inspect all equipment including Rescue boat, chairs, snorkel gear, umbrellas, kayaks, Hobie cat, volleyball set, floats, towels and other items required to maintain for guest service.  Keep daily inventory and manager stock levels, ordering as required to ensure guest needs are met.  Advise Chief Engineer of any upcoming events, maintenance requirements or damaged property.  Hold daily line up meetings, which includes inspection of uniforms. Schedule and complete regular staff meetings to maintain good communication.  To be aware with the budget and financial targets, and be responsible for all assets specifically but not limited to P&B.  To set, monitor and maintain standards of the Pool & Beach ensuring correct procedures and systems are followed by everybody at all times.  Ensure prompt and courteous service to guests, and to ensure that all guest experiences are distinctively supreme Implement annual retraining program for all colleagues and document accordingly.  Implement special project list and monitor and document completion accordingly.  Monitor and evaluate team member performance. Coach and counsel team members and use appropriate disciplinary steps when needed.  To contribute to the best of your ability to the overall profitability of The Palms Resort. Establish and maintain effective human relations.  Participate in the preparation of the hotel’s Strategic Plan and Goals.  To ensure all safety procedures are adhered to, and follow all appropriate policies and procedures while constantly striving to improve all standards of operation. Starting Salary $40,000.00 per annum based on experience and not including service charge. *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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while maintaining the integrity of Sailrock Resort service standards.

Great House Management Limited [Sailrock] is seeking qualified candidates for the positions below: Activities and Tour Guide Operator This person is responsible for all day-to-day activities and excursions at the Sailrock Resort. Responsibilities: Include, but are not limited to: •Interacting with guest on a day to day basis •Booking Tours and Excursions for in house Guest •Preparing and scheduling daily activities •Ensuring all equipment is cleaned and stored properly •Knowledgeable of hotel facilities and service to answer guest inquiries •Willing to take ownership of all guest requests and complaints, try to resolve issues immediately and follow up to ensure the guests satisfaction.

Responsibilities •Working directly with the General Manager to manage all activities on property including employees, maintenance, sales, profit and loss controls •Demonstrating visible operational leadership and management to the resort staff •Coordinating, directing and managing resort operations to achieve maximum profitability, ensure guest satisfaction, protect the financial aspects of the business and maintain the building •Creating an environment that assures consistent guest satisfaction •Overseeing various resort department managers •Demonstrating a passion and understanding for company goals, concepts, practices and procedures •Monitoring the performance of the resort through analysis of guest satisfaction and financial reports •Working with Executive Director and corporate accounting team to ensure compliance of corporate initiatives and SOPs •Understanding and presenting impact of revenue, profit, or expenses that could affect financial results to executive leadership •Understanding and taking action using data from monthly P&L reports •Ensuring that product quality standards are met in all areas of the resort as it relates to the appearance, levels of maintenance and cleanliness •Establishing and maintaining preventative maintenance programs to protect the physical assets of the resorts •Building and maintaining strong working knowledge of HOA relationships •Oversight of event and special service activities to ensure overall success of the event operationally and financially •Working with staff to ensure maintenance of Uniforms Standard and grooming •Working with staff to maintain FORBES and resort SOPs •Working with staff to ensure Ximble SOP is maintained •Working with resort staff to ensure Human Resources policy compliance •Working with resort staff to ensure Corporate accounting compliance

Qualified Candidates Will Have/Be: •Must have good presentation skills. Must be enthusiastic and friendly. Must have good verbal communication skills. •Must have a Valid driver’s license •Must be CPR licensed and first aid training •Must be able to interact with people from different backgrounds. •Must have Working experience as an activities and tour operator for at least 2 years or more •Must be well verse in motorized and non-motorized water sport •Must be able to swim •Must be able to interact with guest •Must be experienced in the safety protocols both on land and sea involving all activities provided •Fluent in English (Fluence in more than one language is a plus) •Great attention to detail and creativity •Willingness to replenish professional knowledge •In depth knowledge of excursions and activities provided by the Resort •Able and willing to sit, stand and walk for long periods of time.

Qualified Candidates will have/be: •Must have at least 5 or more years in Similar Post •Must have 3 years working experience in an established 5-star resort management environment •Working Knowledge of Opera system and or RDP systems preferred •Solid computer skills, including MS Office, Excel spreadsheet and MS Word •Well-organized and detail oriented •Exceptional communication and writing skills •Understanding Labor relations (where appropriate) •Working Knowledge of Housekeeping, Front Desk, Maintenance & Food & Beverage department •Proven success managing budgets •MS/ED.M in International Hospitality & Tourism

Salary Range $15,000 yearly

Salary Range •$50,000-$60,000 yearly - Bonus to be determine by GM

Reservations Agent This person serves as the voice of the hotel when guests first call or visit the property to inquire about booking. This role requires the Agent to take guest reservations in a professional and courteous manner

Night Auditor Night Auditor is responsible for the completion of the daily Night Audit of the property as well as responsible to meet and provide assistance to Hotel guests during the night and to provide guest service in accordance with the objectives, performance and quality standards established by Great House Resort

Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to: •Answer all incoming calls promptly, in an attentive, courteous and efficient manner. •Answer guest inquiries about hotel services, facilities and hours of operation. •Book room reservations while focusing on maximizing room revenue and average rate using standard rate quoting scenario at all times. Up sell rooms when possible. •Enter reservations into the computer according to standard operating procedures. •Communicate and work closely with the Sales Department to build group blocks and enter group bookings. •Maintain availability calendar and communicate all relevant information to the Front Desk staff. •Maintain accurate files and reports. •Handle all special reservations, to include V.I.P. reservations, packages and discounts. •Monitor daily sales activity and alert front office team of sold out nights, group status and possible problem situations. •Post no-show revenue daily, if required at property. •Be able to perform all duties of Guest Services Agent and assist at front desk as required by Hotel Management. •Communicate availability to wholesalers. •Review Reservations logbook and Guest Request log on a daily basis. •Send confirmations. Qualified Candidates will have/be: •Minimum 3 years’ experience at a similar level at a 5 star or full-service hotel. •3-5 years’ experience in Front Desk or Reservations •Fluent in English •Must Have Strong Communication skills •Ability to work effectively in an innovative fast-paced and multi tasked environment •Passionate about delivering outstanding customer service •Able to use RDP & Squirrel •Able to effectively exercise high levels of patience, tact and diplomacy Salary Range •USD $14,000 yearly Assistant Manager •Hotel Manager serves as a supporting role to the General Manager. The Hotel Manager is responsible for the development and execution of resort operations

Responsibilities •Ensure smooth running of day to day operation of the night shift •Check and go through all your reports for your today and next day preparation, ensures all are fully prepared for today/next day arrivals and departures •Ensure all VIP, tours and early arrival room assignment is properly done. Ensure all rooms ready prior to guest arrival •Ensure all due out room for the day are followed up and checked out by end of each day prior to the Night Audit process •Conduct Night Audit process refer to PMS day closing procedure and ensure PMS downtime procedures are followed accordingly •Ensure that all No show reservations are handed over to the next morning Duty Manager for processing •Determines room availability •Prepare daily reports related to the Hotel Revenue/Night Audit and distributes accordingly •To ensure that all cc emails are clear and followed up on a daily basis •Be visible in your area at all times Qualified Candidates will have/be: •Must have at least 2 or more years in Similar Post •Working Knowledge of Opera system and or RDP systems preferred •Ability to work on overnight/night shift •Ability to perform job functions with attention to detail, speed and accuracy. •Excellent written and verbal communication skills. •Strong customer service orientation and skills. •Strong team member relation skill, a team player. •Strong organization skills. •Ability to perform and prioritize multiple task with ease. •Ability to operate, clean and maintain all equipment required in job functions. Salary Range •USD $16,500 yearly o Please submit applications to the Human Resources Department: o Drop off: W104 Venture House, Grace Bay, Providenciales o Email: HumanResources@Sailrockresort.com/swharton@southcaicos.com These are new positions. Interested Turks and Caicos Islanders must also submit copies of their application to the TCI Labour Board.


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Education: Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Experience: Minimum of five years as an Executive Housekeeper is required.

The Sands is now accepting applications/résumé for the following positions. Only highly self-driven & motivated, personable and professional individuals, whom have the desire to serve others, need apply: MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY & SKILLED POSITIONS SENIOR MAINTENANCE PROPERTY MANAGER •Maintain hotel guest rooms and public areas by performing routine maintenance jobs and repairs. •Troubleshoot and perform minor repairs on heating, cooling and ventilation systems. •Troubleshoot and perform minor repairs on plumbing systems, electrical systems and appliances. •Maintain the hot tub by ensuring a safe chemical balance through frequent testing. •Organize, implement and track all maintenance projects for guestrooms and public areas. •Monitor and revise as needed, departmental health & safety tools including training programs, policies and practices. •Ensure a safe work environment is maintained at all times and that all colleagues are committed to working safely. •Partner with Front Office Manager to ensure safe guest evacuation during emergencies (i.e. Fire Alarm). •Motivate, train and lead maintenance personnel by personal example with a philosophy of work conduct, enthusiasm and personal development that leads to maximum performance and job satisfaction. •Effective scheduling, vacation planning and department productivity to budget. •Effective and timely interaction with all Hotel & Restaurant departments and positively impact guest experience by effectively and efficiently resolving maintenance concerns. •Effective and timely interaction with HR regarding payroll (i.e. set up new hires, etc.). •Occasional maintenance to staff residence as required. •A positive contributor to the leadership team of the hotel. Requirements •Prior Maintenance Management and/or supervisory experience within an operation equal in size and facilities. •Strong communication skills, both written and verbal. Proven ability to motivate and lead employees in a busy, high quality environment. •Background in electrical and or plumbing are essential. •Good English communication skills (both written & oral). •Ability to respond quickly in a dynamic and changing environment. Ability to handle multiple requests in a fast-paced environment. •Good training, coaching and mentoring skills are essential. •Proven experience with budgets and payroll process is essential. •Completion of high school and technical training required. •Majority of work shift requires standing or walking 90% of the workday •Many tasks require sitting, bending, stooping, kneeling, and/or positioning to accomplish tasks •Able to lift and carry up to 50+ lbs. is common and up to 150lbs with assistance •Reaching is required at all levels throughout the work period •Climbing of stairs is required and may require up to 50% of the time •Previous hotel maintenance experience preferred •Able to work efficiently under time constraints •Able to work independently and with others Salary start at $48,000.00 commensurate with qualifications and experience EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPING MANAGER Responsibilities: Uphold and update established Housekeeping and Laundry operating procedures and standards. Develop, implement and coordinate new Housekeeping and Laundry procedures. Plan and coordinate housekeeping staff job duties, responsibilities, and activities including that of housekeeping managers and supervisors. Coordinate and complete inspections of assigned areas for quality checks and cleanliness controls in accordance to standards. Coordinate administer and complete administrative tasks as required. Requirements:

The individual must possess Housekeeping and Laundry Department management working knowledge, and experience, skills and abilities. Must be able to explain, demonstrate and perform all related job duties, functions, and responsibilities of Housekeeping and Laundry department operations. Qualification Standards: Education High school or equivalent education required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Experience Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a managerial position in the Housekeeping & Laundry Department. Licenses or Certificates Executive Housekeeper Certification or time on the job equivalent as stated above required. Essential Functions 1.Plans, organizes, directs and controls all housekeeping and laundry activities, maintains the high levels of cleanliness standards, orderly and attractive conditions on guest floors, public/common and employee areas. Oversees, and implements working rules with proper execution to meet those standards. 2.Monitors and maintains a healthy and safe environment for owners, guests, employees, suppliers and vendors. 3.Conducts and keep records of goods received, housekeeping and laundry staff, inventories, cleaning projects, housekeeping checklists, and room inspections for guest rooms and public areas. 4.Familiarizes him /herself and carries out policies and procedures established by the Sands at Grace Bay. 5.Initiates and aides in effective communication within the department and other departments. 6.Carries out the following routine assignments as required. (This list is not exhaustive) Salary start at $42, 000.00 per annum commensurate with qualifications and experience FRONT OFFICE MANAGER The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, using some other combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES •Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace to facilitate the communication process. •Requires excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. •Must possess above average computational ability. •Must have previously held position as AFOM in at least 2 other hotel or resort. •Bachelor Degree or equivalent Hotel Lodging experience required. •Required certificate of successful completion of FOM AHLA Educational Institute Courseline. •Experienced on PMS systems and is MICROSOFT PC literate. •Second language a plus. •PMS Systems Manager knowledge and certification a plus. •Must possess a high level of hospitality skills including highly effective body language. •Has effective written and oral communication skills to communicate with guests, owners, VIP’s, employees, and senior management. QUALIFICATION STANDARDS/PREREQUISITES: Education Completion of High School or equivalent education. Bachelor Degree or equivalent Hotel Lodging experience required. Required certificate of successful completion of FOM AHLA Educational Institute Courseline. Experience A minimum of 5-8 years previous front office management experience. Must have been in the role and job title of Front Office Manager at least one time prior, and for at least 3 or more years at the same resort. Grooming Must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance per The Sands at Grace Bay standards. Physical Demands •Most work tasks are performed indoors. Temperature is moderate and controlled by hotel environmental systems. •Must be able to stand and exert well-paced mobility for up to 3 hours in length. •Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs. on a regular and continuing basis. •Must be able to push and pull equipment weighing up to 30 lbs. •Must be able to exert well-paced ability in limited space. •Must be able to bend, stoop, squat and stretch to fulfill tasks. •Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity. •Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of


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communicating with guests, supervisors and other employees. •Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near vision and depth perception. •Requires manual dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience SENIOR HOUSEKEEPING SUPERVISOR* Position Purpose Assists the Executive and Assistant Executive Housekeeper with the day to day operations of Housekeeping department. Daily Communications •Reports directly to and communicates to Executive and Assistant Executive Housekeeper on all pertinent housekeeping matters. •Interacts with various businesses outside the hotel including suppliers and contractors. •Supervises personnel with matters regarding Housekeeping operations. •Coordinates and works closely with Front office, Engineering and other departments as required. Essential Functions •Provides supervision in maintaining the established standards of cleanliness, the orderly and attractive conditions on guest floors, public and employee areas. •Executes the Housekeeping Department’s working rules and regulations set forth by the Executive and Assistant Executive Housekeeper. •Helps monitor and maintain a healthy and safe environment for both guests and employees. •Conducts and keeps records of goods received, staff schedules, inventories and cleaning projects for guest rooms and public areas. •Familiarizes him /herself and carries out policies and procedures established by the Sands at Grace Bay. •Carries out the following routine assignments: SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, using some other combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities. •Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language used in the workplace to facilitate the communication process. •Must be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process. •Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written. •Must possess basic computational ability. Physical Demands •Most work tasks are performed indoors. Temperature is moderate and controlled by hotel environmental systems. •Must be able to sit at a desk for up to 4 hours per day. Walking and standing are required the rest of the working day. Length of time of these tasks may vary from day to day and task to task. •Must be able to exert well-paced ability to reach other departments of the hotel on a timely basis. •Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. occasionally. •Must be able to lift items weighing in excess of 40 lbs. rarely. •Must be able to push and pull carts and equipment weighing up to 200 lbs. occasionally. •Must be able to bend, stoop, squat and stretch to fulfill cleaning and inspection tasks. •Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity. •Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and subordinates. •Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near vision and depth perception. •Requires manual dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment. •Must have finger dexterity to be able to operate office equipment such as computers, printers, 10-key adding machine, electric typewriter, multi- line touch tone phone, filing cabinets, FAX machines, photocopiers, dolly and other office equipment as needed.

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QUALIFICATION STANDARDS Education High school or equivalent education required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Experience Three to five years’ experience in a supervisor or managerial position in Housekeeping or Rooms Division. Licenses or Certificates Driver’s License not mandatory but preferred. Grooming All employees must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance per standards. This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time. Salary starts at $10.00 per hour HVAC\MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Responsibilities: •To skillfully and professionally perform all scheduled maintenance related jobs. •Account for time spent on individual work requests/orders and actively seek further tasks when assigned tasks are completed. •To advise the Engineering Administrator when parts or supplies need to be reordered. •Perform weekly and monthly physical counts of all inventory stock and tooling and requirements. •Any other duties assigned and/or as deemed necessary by the Engineering Administrator. •Reassembling and testing equipment following repairs •Repairing and replacing defective equipment, components in addition to wiring •Laying out and connecting electrical wiring between controls and equipment •Obtaining and maintaining required certifications •Maintain machinery, equipment, and tools •Upkeep, installation, and maintenance of hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, mechanical and electrical systems on all production machines •Performs preventive maintenance and makes repairs to heating, ventilating, air conditioning equipment according to instructions such as replacing belts on motors, changing filters, bearings, etc. •Lays out, assembles, installs, and maintains pipe systems and related hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, and repairs and replaces gauges, valves, pressure regulators, and related equipment Requirements: •As a HVAC Technician, you must comply with all applicable standards, policies and procedures, including safety procedures and the maintenance of a clean work area. We are seeking a detail-oriented mechanic with experience in both commercial and residential installation and services. •Refrigeration experience. •Must meet minimum professional qualification/certification in Plumbing/ Electrical/ Mechanical and A/C related trades. •Follows proper safety practices and procedures as required of the position. •Must have minimum of two years hands-on experience working on minor electrical, painting, plumbing and A/C. •Must speak, read, write and understand the primary language (English) used in the workplace. •Must work weekends and holidays. •Must work AM and PM shifts as business demands according to the operations policy. •Must have reliable transportation to get to and from work. Salary $8.00 per hour commensurate with qualifications and experience LINE POSITIONS HOUSEKEEPING ROOM ATTENDANT* HOUSEMAN* LABOURER* GROUNDSMEN* COMMON AREA ATTENDANT BEACH SECURITY RESERVATION AGENTS COMMON AREA SENIOR SUPERVISOR FRONT DESK AGENTS Positions marked by asterisks are currently held by work permit persons. For the above line staff positions, Caribbean resort experience is an asset but not a requirement. Applicants must have a willing, positive and personable attitude, must be willing to work holidays and weekends as standard in the hospitality industry. Salary will commensurate with experience. Turks Island citizen’s only need to apply in person to Kitchandra McDonald, Assistant Human Resources Manager at The Sands Resort located on Grace Bay Road, Providenciales, the Turks and Caicos Labour Department, or e-mail: careers@thesandstc.comcontact number 649946-5199 ext. 30147. Resumes/CV’s must be in by August 05th, 2019


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ENERGY REPORT

Perspectives for the Turks and Caicos Islands

Renewable Energy: Rewiring the Energy Future of the Turks and Caicos Islands Two of the central issues dominating Caribbean utilities in recent years have been resiliency and the transition to renewable energy. Both, of course, have been influenced by concerns regarding climate change. In the wake of hurricanes experienced across the region in recent years, governments and utilities have recognized the need for hardened, more resilient systems that can withstand extreme weather events. But resilient, hardened utility systems do not happen without significant investments, and as utilities and grapple with these concerns, the realities of climate change are making the shift to renewable energy a matter of utmost urgency. Across the Caribbean, renewable energy integration efforts have been gaining momentum, helped by technological advances, and lowering costs in some areas such as solar. Utilities and governments alike are committing to renewable energy targets to diversify the energy generation mix and to include sustainable energy sources such as geothermal, wind, solar and hydro. The potential for renewable energy does vary by location according to available natural resources, size of the country, size of the grid, and for other reasons, resulting in unique energy profiles for each territory. By way of a few examples, Jamaica has committed to transitioning to 50 percent renewable energy by 2030; Belize is targeting 95 percent renewable energy by 2030; St. Lucia looks to achieve 35 percent renewables by 2025 and the Cayman Islands is targeting 70 percent renewables by 2038. Targets such as these are determined by national energy policies, utility infusion studies, available infrastructural investments and other determinants considered unique to their situations. Here in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), the development of a Resilient National Energy Transition Strategy (R-NETS) signals that at the national level, the TCI is joining the Caribbean efforts to transition to renewable energy. FortisTCI is pleased to have been a key player in creating the RNETS, together with the TCI Government. The process was facilitated by the Rocky Mountain Institute. The R-NETS looks at the TCI electricity system over a 22-year period, from 2019 to 2040 and identifies several benefits to electricity stakeholders during this time, including least-cost energy, continued reliability of service, integrating even more renewable energy sources into electricity generation, system resiliency, and reduction in Co2 emissions. FortisTCI supports this measured approach. Done well and done right, all of the benefits identified in the RNETS can be realized for national development, and for the energy customers of the TCI. Over the 22-year period, there are opportunities to diversify electricity sources by increasing renewable energy penetration to 33 percent in total energy production. The strategy also calls for incorporating distributed and flexible energy sources, to increase system resilience to external shocks, and a reduction in total emissions, with a 12 percent decrease over the 22 years versus 2018.

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

FortisTCI President & CEO Eddinton Powell shares a moment with owner of Grace Bay Car Rental Todd Foss (center), and Green Revolution’s Robin Spruce following installation of Grace Bay Car Rental’s solar PV to the grid.

FortisTCI has conducted an electric vehicle and charging station pilot project, with the 100% electric Nissan Leaf Acenta EV.

The R-NETS also proposes additional utility-scale solar PV projects with the aim of installing up to 7 MW total of distributed solar PV across the three main electricity systems in the TCI within the next four years. Pilot energy storage projects led by the utility also form part of the recommendations.

In 2018, the company was pleased to launch its electric vehicle (EV) and charging station pilot program, with the acquisition of a 100% electric Nissan Leaf Acenta.

As the TCI’s energy partner, FortisTCI is fully committed to leading in all of these areas. Our vision statement, ‘Transforming Energy in the Turks and Caicos Islands’, together with our new five-year Strategic and our Integrated Resource Plan, all serve to guide investments and activities in renewable energy integration. Beginning in 2016, FortisTCI has been integrating solar energy generation to its grid, through two renewable energy solutions – Customer Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) and Utility Owned Renewable Energy (UORE) programs, which focus on rooftop solar installations. Today, with nine customers in the UORE program, FortisTCI has installed 1 MW of rooftop solar PV, which have helped the company to avoid 1.5 million pounds of Co2 equivalent emissions. The company plans for another 1 MW of solar installations at locations in Providenciales, North Caicos, South Caicos and Grand Turk in 2020. FortisTCI also recognizes that the electrification of the transportation sector is an imperative for the Caribbean, as another way to reduce dependency on imported fossil fuel and transform the energy sector.

The pilot project has thus far revealed that the zero emissions vehicle offers an estimated annual savings of $600 (or $50 per month) on fuel, assuming a 25-mile average daily drive. Use of an electric vehicle would realize other savings such as vehicle maintenance, when compared with an internal combustion engine. The total cost of ownership is estimated to be lower for EV; for example, custom duty on imported EVs is 10% plus 7% processing fee, compared to 35-55% plus 7% for internal combustion engine vehicles. FortisTCI is embarking on another pilot project – in energy storage – to explore the available technologies in this area, and to determine the role they can play in the company’s renewable energy programs. The project, which will focus on behind-the-meter energy storage, also answers the call for energy storage investigation contained in the R-NETS. “These efforts represent significant investments by FortisTCI and an embrace of a changing business model in the utility sector,” states FortisTCI President and CEO Eddinton Powell. “The transformations happening in the energy sector require us to act now to ensure resilient energy systems, reliable service to customers, and a diversified energy mix to meet agreed on environmental objectives. At FortisTCI, we are preparing a new energy future for the TCI.”


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United Way Turks and Caicos provides relief to The Bahamas U

nited Way Turks and Caicos led the TCI’s collection of relief efforts and the shipping of much needed supplies to Hurricane Dorian victims in Freeport and Abaco in The Bahamas. Items donated included, shoes, toiletries, diapers, clothes (for children, men and women), cleaning supplies, canned goods, water, juice, generators, sanitary items for women and more. Commenting on the various initiatives, Chairman Mark Fulford said, “Turks & Caicos is a very blessed country because we were in the path of hurricane Dorian and we saw how hurricane Dorian barely missed us and we all felt a sense of relief that it missed us. But as it travelled up the train and hit the two Islands in The Bahamas, it pierced our hearts and the scale of devastation that happened has caused Turks and Caicos Islands people to respond in a very meaningful way.” He added: “Being that United Way Turks & Caicos is the closest chapter to The Bahamas,

we sought to immediately launch a collection of relief efforts and what you see here today is a 40ft container of the efforts that we have done in order to bring relief to the people of The Bahamas, not just on our own but we’ve had a significant amount of partners who assisted us.” United Way Turks and Caicos thanked the community for responding to the call for help and giving containers loaded with relief supplies which were shipped to ADRA, trusted Partners in the Bahamas to disseminate to the hardest hit Bahamian victims. Contributing partners were: Directors of the United Way TCI Board, Progress TCI, Got U Covered, TCI’s Most Wanted DJ Shakes, Dream Promotions, Provo Stevedoring, Bishop Bryan Cox (Rent A Truck Five Cays), Provo Shipping, Agency (Betty K), The Employees of The Hartling Group, The Bight community Awareness Association, Sunshine Nursery, Sandals Foundation and The Ianthe Pratt Primary School.

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ENERGY TRANSFORMATION AT WORK: MORE SOLAR ADDED TO THE GRID

FortisTCI is pleased to announce the addition of three rooftop solar installations in Providenciales, and to welcome Caicos Depot, Carlisle Supplies, and Grace Bay Car Rental as renewable energy customers on the grid.

In these efforts, we are guided by our vision of ‘Transforming Energy in the Turks and Caicos Islands’, and informed by our new five-year Strategic Plan, Integrated Resource Plan and TCI’s Resilient National Energy Transition Strategy (R-NETS). FortisTCI is committed to integrating even more renewable energy sources to the grid, while delivering the safe, reliable and least-cost energy our customers have come to expect.

These latest installations together represent half-megawatt (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) energy generation and are part of the company’s Utility Owned Renewable Energy Program (UORE). At 397 kW, the Caicos Depot installation marks the company’s largest UORE project to date.

To learn more about our renewable energy programs, contact us at renewableenergy@fortistci.com

Since the launch of our renewable programs in 2016, FortisTCI has installed 1 MW of rooftop solar PV in partnership with nine customers through the UORE Program. 2017 Winner

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Civil Servants gives back to the Community

ivil Servants throughout the length and breadth of the Turks and Caicos Islands celebrated Civil Service Week as they give back to their communities. Civil Servants were out in various communities participating in community give back activities such as cleanup campaigns, volunteering at the hospital and clinics and visiting the

wellness centers amongst other things. Thursday September 19th marked as Civil Servants Community Give Back Day was a huge success as staff members participate in civic activities as well as wearing their orange civil service week t-shirts. Deputy Governor and Head of the Public Service Her Excellency Anya

Williams said, “Civil Service Week was launched to not only show appreciation to our staff for the work that they do, but to also highlight the invaluable contributions that they make to everyday life in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The civil service is the engine of the Turks and Caicos Islands Government and has a wide range of responsibilities. So today

and everyday civil servants, I encourage you to be the best that you can be and to serve with pride, dedication and integrity. We celebrate you, as we continue to “Change Our Communities One Professional at a Time.” Williams thanked everyone for their hard work and dedication which does not go unrecognized.


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R. Kelly ‘friend’ who paid $100K bond now wants her money back

R. Kelly This is why you always get a receipt. Several arrests ago, R. Kelly, 52, made bond and was released from jail thanks to Chicago-area woman Valencia Love. Now that the “Pied Piper of R&B” is back behind bars, she’s looking for a refund. Unfortunately, Illinois Judge Lawrence Flood declined to grant her request, saying she has no legal basis to ask for her money back, The Chicago Tribune reports. Love put up the $100K necessary for Kelly to be released from jail in February after the singer was arrested on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse. Her aid came shortly after the songwriter admitted to the public that he was struggling financially. She also knew Kelly personally, having met the disgraced R&B star on a Lake Michigan boat cruise, according to a four-page motion filed by the woman. In addition to bailing Kelly out of custody, Love’s attorney John Collins claims the restauranteur also paid about $50K in back child support on the artist’s behalf when he was briefly jailed for missing several payments to ex-wife, Andrea Kelly, in March. The R&B singer is currently incarcerated again in Chicago on federal sex crimes charges. Love claims the “Ignition” singer agreed to pay her back and that she was “unaware of any additional ongoing investigations” at the time she posted the bond. Kelly’s current Chicago indictment alleges he and his associates fixed his 2008 child pornography trial in Cook County by paying off witnesses and victims. He’s also been indicted in New York for allegedly recruiting several young women and underage girls for illegal sexual contact, then isolating and threatening them to keep the liaisons under wraps.

Kanye West delivers sermon in Atlanta. Here’s what he said Kanye West brought his popup Sunday Service series to the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Sunday. What happened: West drew celebrities and members of the church, which is led by senior pastor Jamal H. Bryant, to the megachurch location in Stonecrest, Georgia, according to The Atlanta JournalConstitution. Lines formed outside the church hours before the service began. West and the choir turned R&B hits into gospel songs at the event. For example, they performed Ginuwine’s “So Anxious” as a gospel song. West said being closer to Jesus brought him closer to his family, according to AJC. “I’ve seen him work miracles in my life,” West said, according to Fox News. “You know the devil presents so many flashy, shiny objects. I’ve seen everything that the devil could’ve showed you via TV, videos, car dealerships, jewelry, houses, and I’ll tell you ... ” He added, singing: “Nothin’ beats God ... and a sound mind.” “They be coming at me like, ‘Why are you so judgmental?’ It ain’t for me to judge, but I’m gonna say what I see,” West said, according to FaithWire. “That’s another thing that the Devil says ... ‘why are you speaking up so much?’” “I’m just pointing to the word,” the rapper said. “Thank you for saving me, for replenishing me, for delivering me,” West said, according to Fox News. “When I found out about you ... I got closer to my children. I got closer to my family, ‘cause the devil had me chasing a gold statue, had me chasing cars, had me chasing numbers ... the power of God cannot be calculated by a number, a first week sale, by a bank account, by how many cars you drive, by how big your house is, how many acres you got. “It’s God inside of us. It’s God inside of family. It’s God inside of friendship that we hold each other accountable. If you see somebody slipping, you tell them.”

Kevin Hart Slapped With $60 Million Lawsuit By Sex Tape Partner Kevin Hart is being sued by his sex tape partner for $60 million dollars, who accuses him of helping film their encounter to hype his career. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Montia Sabbag has filed a lawsuit against Hart, his former friend Jonathan Todd Jackson, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and the website, Fameoulous. Sabbag is suing for negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy. The woman is the same one involved in the sex tape scandal that rocked Hart last year. A video leaked of Hart and Sabbag having sex. The lawsuit states, “MS. SABBAG had no knowledge that the intimate activity depicted in the VIDEO was being recorded. To the contrary, MS. SABBAG believed that such activity was completely private, and she had a reasonable expectation of her privacy in HART’S private bedroom suite at the COSMOPOLITAN, and she reasonably believed that her privacy was safe and protected at all relevant times.” She continues, “The

Kevin Hart COSMO DEFENDANTS violated MS. SABBAG’S rights by negligently authorizing, allowing, and otherwise permitting JACKSON access to HART’S hotel room suite at the COSMOPOLITAN and breached their duty of care to MS. SABBAG. HART violated MS. SABBAG’S rights by negligently or intentionally authorizing, allowing, and otherwise permitting JACKSON access to his hotel room suite at the COSMOPOLITAN and breached his duty of care to MS. SABBAG.

JACKSON violated MS. SABBAG’S rights by participating in the secret recording of MS. SABBAG naked and engaged in private sexual activity in a private bedroom. The FAMEOLOUS DEFENDANTS violated MS. SABBAG’S rights by their wrongful disclosure of the private acts depicted in the VIDEO and their unauthorized commercial exploitation of PLAINTIFF’S name, image, identity and persona.” Sabbag accuses Hart of having “conspired with JACKSON to intentionally record MS. SABBAG naked and engaged in private sexual relations with HART in a private bedroom at the COSMOPOLITAN without her knowledge or consent for the purpose of obtaining tremendous financial benefit for himself, including without limitation (a) the benefits obtained through the additional publicity and media attention the VIDEO garnered, which in turn helped to promote his Irresponsible Tour, which was a record-breaking comedy, and (b) to increase his overall pop culture status.” She is demanding $60 million in damages along with all rights to the tape transferred to her. She also wants all copies of the tape destroyed.

Cardi B, A$AP Rocky and more support Rihanna’s Diamond Ball Like many kids, Rihanna dreamed of someday growing up to be rich, but helping others was at the forefront of her vision. “It’s always been important to me before any success,” she told The Associated Press Thursday at her annual Diamond Ball charity gala. “As a kid, just seeing those commercials on television with the kids in Africa where it’s like, ‘it just takes 10 cent or 25 cents to help somebody,’ . I used to think, ‘When I grow up, I’m a gonna be rich and I’m going to make a lot of money and I could make a lot of 10 cents and a lot of 25 cents.’” She’s made a lot more than that as superstar singer and now fashion and beauty mogul, and with her Clara Lionel Foundation has doled out money around the globe to help support education programs, women’s health and emergency response organizations for people in need. The foundation named after Rihanna’s grandparents raised more than $5 million Thursday night. Cardi B and Offset, A$AP Rocky, Karlie Kloss, DJ Khaled, 21 Savage, Pharrell Williams and others came out to support the glittering charity dinner, which even featured an impromptu performance by Rihanna and Williams. “I’m a fan of her energy. She has a beautiful soul,” DJ Khaled said before entering the event at Cipriani’s in downtown Manhattan with his pregnant wife. “In my book, she keeps it mad real . It’s just a beautiful day, we’re putting beautiful energy out there.” It was the second all-star event Rihanna staged this week. Khaled, Halsey and more turned out for her New York Fashion Week show on Tuesday,

Rihanna attends the 5th annual Diamond Ball benefit gala at Cipriani Wall Street on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in New York an extravaganza for her lingerie line Savage X Fenty that featured musical performances along with a catwalk. The star wowed on the red carpet dressed in a black velvet turtleneck dress with a flared skirt. “Just glam. She’s so glamorous, she’s so gorgeous. Anytime I think of Rihanna, I just think of just glam,” said rapper Megan Thee Stallion. Rihanna told the crowd she was “humbled” by the support for Clara Lionel, and noted that her grandmother Clara Brathwaite, who died seven years ago, would tell her helping others is “about the collective joining forces.” She told the AP her connection to her grandparents makes the event a sentimental one. “So these things get really personal, emotional, and I just want to expand this every year to a different cause because I don’t feel like people deserve to be left out and that that’s really the core of the foundation,” she said. Inside the event, which started two hours late and was hosted by Seth Meyers, stars mingled in a hall that was decorated with a tropical, colorful motif. A$AP Rocky, recently freed after a legal battle in Sweden that

saw him behind bars there for weeks, held court at one table as he chatted with 2 Chainz and others; Cardi B bid a very exact $109,000 for a rare copy of a book on Rihanna, along with a twothousand pound marble stand designed to hold it. The night was not without some controversy: One of the honorees, activist and journalist Shaun King, has been accused of mishandling money he claims he’s received for various causes he supports. The Clara Lionel Foundation was almost immediately met with backlash after it was announced King would be a Diamond Ball honoree, forcing King to release a 72-page report in an attempt to defend himself against the allegations. The foundation’s executive director stood by the decision to honor King, who has been a supporter of Clara Lionel. “We decided to honor Shaun King for a reason, and we decided to honor Shaun King for that same reason tonight,” said Justine Lucas, executive director of the foundation. King, who defended himself on Twitter just before the event, did not address the allegations as he accepted his honor, instead imploring the crowd to work harder to fight injustice: “It’s not good enough to have good intentions.” Cardi B stood up for King just before the event. “One of the main reasons why is so important for me to be here is because Rihanna is honoring Shaun King. A lot of people need to follow Shaun King on Instagram. He protests so much for all minorities, he protests so much for the whole entire world,” said the Grammy-award winning rapper.


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Positive childhood experiences tied to better adult mental health Kids who have more supportive experiences with family, friends, and people in their school and community may be less likely to have psychological or relationship troubles in adulthood, a new study suggests. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) like abuse, neglect, violence, and parental absence have long been linked to lasting negative effects on physical and mental health, researchers note in JAMA Pediatrics. But less is known about whether positive experiences make it easier for kids to cope, or what happens with children whose lives have mix of negative and positive experiences For the current study, researchers surveyed 6,118 adults about how often in childhood they felt able to talk to family and friends about feelings; felt their family stood by them during difficult times; enjoyed participating in community traditions; felt a sense of belonging in high school; felt supported by friends; had at least two nonparent adults who took an interest in them; and felt safe and protected by an adult in their home. Overall, adults who

reported six to seven of these The association between positive childhood experiences were positive life experiences and 72% less likely to have depression better adult mental health and or at least 14 poor mental health relationships persisted even among days each month than adults who people who experienced ACEs reported no more than two positive during childhood. childhood experiences. Even three Compared to participants to five positive experiences were who reported no more than two tied to a 50% lower likelihood of positive childhood experiences, depression or poor mental health people who experienced six to seven than two or fewer. positive childhood experiences These associations held true were also more than three times even when respondents reported more likely to report that as adults, multiple adverse childhood they “always” got the social and experiences. emotional support they needed. E-cigarettes “The absence of the types When people had no of positive childhood experiences more than two positive childhood we assessed in our study is very experiences, only about one-third stressful for a child,” said lead study reported always getting the social author Christina Bethell of the and emotional support they needed Bloomberg School of Public Health - even when they didn’t have a at Johns Hopkins University in history of ACEs. Baltimore. The study doesn’t prove “Without positive that positive childhood experiences New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on nurturance, children’s stress impact adult mental health or Sunday announced a ban on all flavored e-cigarettes hormones can get stuck on high relationships. besides tobacco and menthol in response to a recent and this impacts how their brain “In fact, people with poor nationwide spate of sometimes deadly lung illnesses develops in ways that can make it mental health might be less likely that U.S. health officials have linked to vaping. hard for them to experience safety, to view their childhood experiences Cuomo said vaping was dangerous and relaxation and to become open, as positive,” said Dr. Rebecca that he was concerned fruit- and candy-flavored curious and learn to have positive Dudovitz, a researcher at the David e-cigarettes were leading young people to get relationships with others,” Bethell Geffen School of Medicine at the hooked on nicotine. said by email. University of California Los Angeles. “These are obviously targeted to young people and highly effective at targeting young people,” the Democratic governor said at a news conference in Manhattan. Nearly 400 people around the country have been stricken with a lung illness that is potentially vaping-related, according to the U.S. Centers for chair of obstetrics and gynecology when they were overweight or obese, Disease Control and Prevention. Six have died. at the University of Utah School of smoked or had high blood pressure Investigators are still trying to understand Medicine in Salt Lake City. or diabetes prior to pregnancy. what causes the illnesses. Meanwhile, health Neither the positions “There is downside to officials have warned people against buying vaping encouraging the avoidance of women were in when they went to products on the street or using marijuana-derived supine (back) sleep,” Silver said by sleep or woke up, nor the positions oil. They have said people should avoid inhaling they might move to during the email. vitamin E acetate, an ingredient found in some “Some women may have night appeared to impact the risk of vaping products. trouble sleeping on their left side complications. In New York, the state’s health and they cannot control movement Researchers also looked commissioner, Howard Zucker, will formally ban during sleep,” Silver added. “Even at objectively-measured sleep flavored e-cigarettes besides tobacco and menthol with careful messaging, there is positions for a subset of women during an emergency meeting of the state’s Public potential to increase anxiety in who underwent home sleep studies Health and Health Planning Council this week, women who wake up on their backs for nighttime breathing problems. Cuomo said. and guilt, shame and self-blame in For these women, there also was no Under state law, the council can vote to women suffering adverse pregnancy meaningful difference in the risk of issue or amend certain regulations affecting public outcomes such as stillbirth.” pregnancy complications based on health. Previous studies have whether they slept on their back New York would be only the second state linked sleeping on the back or right more than half of the time, or less in the nation to introduce such a ban. Michigan did side to an increased risk of serious often. so earlier this month. On Wednesday, the Trump The study wasn’t designed pregnancy complications because administration announced plans to remove all these positions may compress to prove whether or how sleep flavored e-cigarettes from store shelves. blood vessels supplying the uterus, positions might directly impact Sales of e-cigarettes are banned in New researchers note in Obstetrics and pregnancy outcomes. It also didn’t York to people under 18 years old, an age that will look at the connection between Gynecology. rise to 21 in November. Cuomo said he has told Women in the current sleep position and complications in state police to increase enforcement against sales to study were more likely to have the final weeks of pregnancy. underage people. serious pregnancy complications

New York to ban flavored e-cigarettes after illnesses, deaths

Sleeping on back may not lead to worse pregnancy outcomes Although doctors often tell pregnant women it’s safest to sleep on their left side, a new study suggests sleeping in other positions may not be a problem. Researchers examined data on outcomes for 8,709 pregnant women who completed at least one sleep questionnaire before they reached 30 weeks’ gestation. Overall, 1,903 women, or 22%, experienced serious complications like dangerously high blood pressure, stillbirth or a newborn small for its gestational age. Women who slept on their right side or on their back were no more likely to experience serious complications than women who slept on their left side, the study found. These results should reassure many pregnant women who might worry about harming their baby by sleeping on their back, or moving into this position during the night, said Dr. Robert Silver, lead author of the study and

High blood pressure in U.S. pregnant women rose sharply over four decades The number of women diagnosed with high blood pressure when they become pregnant or during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy has risen sharply in the U.S. over the last four decades, a new study suggests. An analysis of the records of more than 150 million women who gave birth in U.S. hospitals found a 13-fold increase in hypertension rates between 1970 and 2010 overall, with the impact felt more strongly among African American women and older mothers-to-be, according to the results published in Hypertension. One of the factors driving the increasing rates of hypertension

in pregnant women may be the trend towards having children later in life, said the study’s lead author Cande Ananth, a professor and chief of the division of epidemiology and biostatistics in the obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences department at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. “There was a very, very striking advanced maternal age effect,” Ananth said. “Women are electing to postpone pregnancy. The mean age at which women become pregnant has increased by four to five years over a four-decade period. And we know that older maternal age is associated with

hypertension.” To take a closer look at hypertension trends, Ananth and his colleagues turned to the data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey compiled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The researchers focused on hospitalizations for childbirth that occurred between 1970 and 2010. Included in the analysis were data from 151,554,325 delivery-related hospitalizations. Among the women in the study, overall prevalence of chronic hypertension was 0.63%, with a two-fold higher rate among African

American women (1.24%) compared with white women (0.53%). Rates of hypertension showed a steady increase with advancing maternal age among both African American and white women. When the researchers looked at the data year by year, they found rates of chronic hypertension increased, on average, by 6% per year overall. White women experienced larger yearly increases averaging 7%, compared with 4% among African American women. One surprising result was that rates of chronic hypertension did not appear to be affected by changes in obesity or maternal smoking.


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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 position:

*DIRECTOR OF RESIDENCES •Ensures daily operation runs smoothly and effectively within the villa/residences •Daily assignment for Villa Housekeeping, landscaping, pool maintenance, and maintenance work. •Works closely with The Resort and Home Owners or their representatives and property managers in order to combine work on the Villas with maximum rental sales. •Undertakes daily inspections of all Villas and residences in the Amanyara rental pool and completing daily, weekly and monthly checklists for each property. •Undertakes twice a week inspections of all Villas and Residences – non rental pools and weekly reports to the owner. •Manages total care maintenance of all buildings on the property associated with specific homes including, landscaping, refuse removal, pest control, pool & exterior services, interior and exterior furniture maintenance and cleanliness. •Ensures that all the needs for homeowners are taken care of prior and during their visit, this will include and not limited to spa appointment, excursion reservation, groceries, pet import license, organizing special events on their behalf, etc. Requirements: •At minimum a Bachelors degree in Hotel Management or related field •At least 5-10 years Luxury resort experience dealing with high profile guest and celebrities. Diplomacy and discretion is essential in communicating with high profile guests and homeowners •Comprehensive knowledge of various operations; mainly F&B operations, villa operations •Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and detail oriented •Must be driven, people oriented with the ability to create momentum and foster organization change. Salary range from $5000 to $9,000 per month based on qualifications and experience. *ROOMS DIVISION MANAGER •Manages Rooms Division projects, initiatives, and processes in conformance with the organization’s established policies and objectives. •Ensures the highest levels of quality across services and products, to increase customer satisfaction and positions the organization for continual growth. Interacts with guests about services and facility cleanliness, and reviews guest feedback with leadership team and ensures appropriate corrective action is taken. •Manages the Rooms Division department based on own expertise in monitoring & promoting room rates, specials, and promotions to consistently develop the department in line with the Aman brand pillar “transformational experience-Open a door to discovery and discover exclusive access”. •Ensures that facilities are properly cleaned and that all equipment is in working order according to sanitation guidelines. This includes ensuring that tools are adequately sterilized, linens are washed and a proper inventory of supplies are maintained at all times. •Coaches and supports operations team to effectively manage occupancy and rate, wages and controllable expenses. •Interviews, manages, trains and develops his/her direct reports which includes conducting regular performance feedback discussions and assists with their growth and development plans. •Incorporates guest satisfaction as a component of staff/operations meetings with an emphasis on generating innovative ways to continually improve results. •Sets goals and expectations for direct reports using the performance review process and holds Amansanti’s accountable for successful performance. Requirements: •At least a Bachelor’s degree in business management, hospitality management or business administration •Minimum of 7 years’ international managerial experience in the luxury hospitality industry •Very strong managerial, leadership, communication and organizational skills •Must be able to handle multiple priorities on a regular basis and help to foster organizational change •Previous experience working in various international remote locations •Proven ability to lead a diverse, multicultural team •Proficient in English (both oral and written) is a must. Two additional international languages a must (e.g. German, French, Spanish or Portuguese). Salary based on experience: $4500-$5500 per month, plus service charge *GROUPS & EVENTS MANAGER •Researches, plans and delivers group and event travel logistics to deadlines •Participates in customer site inspections and assists with the sales process as necessary •Serves as primary point-of-contact for guests organizing and attending meeting events at property to verify their end-to-end experience operates smoothly •Responsible for preparing all event documentation and coordinates with the Sales & Reservations team, property departments, external vendors and customer to ensure consistent, high level service throughout pre-event, event and post-event phases of property events •Creates event proposals to clients and ensures each department is properly briefed and can hold other departments accountable for responsibilities regarding groups and special events. •Assists client in menu and layout design, rental coordination and event timeline suggestions •Clearly communicates all event details to operations and culinary teams including but not limited to final count, dietary restrictions, special requests, layout, timeline, etc. •Establishes and fosters great relationships with outside industry vendors such as venues, rentals, and florist and therefore maintains solid knowledge of venues, menus and other event suppliers •Maintains a good relation with corporate clients, communicating any relevant account information to the relevant persons •Processes deposits & payments per event contract requirements and keeps invoices up to date, ensures billing accuracy and conducts bill reviews with the clients prior to processing the final bill. •Ability to host BEO meetings to coordinate all departments to execute event successfully •Acts as a mentor to Assistant Event’s Specialist and is responsible for managing labor cost within department. Requirements: •At least 5 years of F&B operations experience in the luxury hospitality industry •Proven record of organizing and planning successful events, familiarity with wedding a plus •Demonstrates flexibility, adaptability and ability to manage resources and budgets •Must be able to handle multiple priorities on a regular basis with strong attention to detail •Ability to work independently and be a self-starter but also collaborate with other departments •Analytical skills to forecast and identify trends and challenges •English proficiency in oral and written is a must. Other languages would be a plus •Microsoft Office software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and internet applications, especially social media platforms and Opera software knowledge a plus •Flexible schedule to work evenings /or weekends as necessary Salary based on experience: $2000 - $3000 per month, plus service charge *IT MANAGER •Leads IT strategic and operational planning to achieve business goals by fostering innovation, prioritizing IT initiatives, and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future IT systems across the organization. •Develops and maintains an appropriate organizational structure that supports core objectives to establish IS departmental goals, objectives, and operating procedures (SOPs). Manages

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Disaster Recovery Process. •Identifies opportunities for cost-effective investment of financial resources in IT systems and resources, including staffing, sourcing, purchasing, and in-house development. Develops, tracks, and controls the information technology and systems annual operating and capital budgets. •Recommends future planning and development needs of information systems. Participates and contributes ideas for new hotel projects. •Supervises the proper performance of system and computer equipment, network administration, troubleshoots hardware and software problems. Provide personal computer support. Requirements: •Degree or Diploma in Information Technology field, and minimum of 5 years’ experience in Hospitality, Operations, and IT support roles. Along with minimum of 2 years’ Supervisory/ managerial experience. •Experience with Hospitality related applications and systems (PMS, POS, Key card, PBX, Voice mail, VPN, Global Distribution System (GDS)). •Applicable Microsoft certifications: MCSA, MCTS or MCITP for Windows Server, MCDST for workstations. •Information analysis, troubleshooting, problem solving and decision making. •Strong interpersonal relationship, excellent attitude and ease of word. Salary based on experience: $3000- $4000 per month, plus service charge *PAVILLION HOST •Achieves, maximizes and exceeds Guest’s satisfaction by providing ultra-luxury, personalized Pavilion Service. •Ensures highest professional service in conjunction with other departments in accordance with Aman’s standards. •Leads his/her section and organizes all aspects of the Pavilion service including the daily housekeeping servicing. •Organizes activities and special requests such as Honeymoon turndowns, personal laundry etc. and ensures Guest History Record is updated after Guest’s departure Requirements: •A minimum of 2 years of experience as Housekeeper/F&B Attendant •Fluent in English, and additional languages such as Spanish, French, Italian or German are a plus. •Ability to focus attention on guest needs, and remain calm, courteous and professional at all times. Salary: $1200 to $1350.00 per month, plus service charge BELLMAN •Act as a constant presence at the front of the Entrance Pavilion, greeting all guests with a warm smile and welcome. •Keep the front of house area clean and tidy at all times, ensuring the entrance roundabout is swept, the Bellstand doors closed and the whole area is clear of clutter. •Ensure the interior and exterior of the Amanyara vehicles and Front Office golf carts are immaculate at all times. Vehicles must always be stocked with welcome amenities. •Provide a professional driving service to guests with safety and comfort being priority. •Ensure each transfer contributes to the overall guest experience at Amanyara by providing a knowledgeable, cheerful and helpful service •Provide a prompt and courteous pick up service for guest luggage when they depart the resort •Provide transport for guests around the resort in the golf carts. Guest safety and prompt, personal and friendly service are paramount. •Follow the direction of the Guest Assistants and Managers for transfers, delivery of messages and running errands •Ensure the Bellstand is well stocked with supplies: mineral water and prepared face towels in the fridge, towel trays, car cleaning supplies, broom, umbrellas •Valet park guest vehicles, ensuring they are properly tagged and keys hung on the key board •Ensure all luggage is labeled at the airport or when being placed in storage Requirements: •Certified TCI Driver’s license •Knowledge of TCI public road safety •Knowledge about the Turks and Caicos Islands •At least 2-3 years of experience in a luxury resort •Ability to perform under pressure and maintain a pleasant personality •Computer literate •Proficiency in English Salary: $9.00 per hour, plus service charge VILLA F&B SUPERVISOR •Assists the Villa Assistant F&B Manager with pre & post-shift briefing with Villa Hosts & Villa Chefs, inspects their work areas for cleanliness & neatness, ensures that all equipment is well maintained & used in the correct manner and the set up & layout of any F&B events are flawless. •Supervises the Villa Hosts & Villa Chefs within the Villas, ensuring that the correct standards and service sequences are maintained as per Aman standards. •Ensures that all employees provide courteous and professional service at all times and initiates guest interaction. •Trains employees to ensure that they have the necessary skills to perform their duties with the maximum efficiency. Requirements: •At least a vocational diploma in any hospitality-related field or at least 2 years’ experience in a luxury resort. •Good people management, leadership, and employee development skills •Proficient in English, with effective communication skills Salary based on experience: $1400 - $1850 per month, plus service charge *VILLA CHEF •Prepares and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and any other culinary requests from guests •Is pro-active in creating and serving specials to upsell meals in the villas •Manages stocks, orders and charges for consumed goods •Provides guests with “the Amanyara” experience •Manages the smooth running of the villa along with the Villa Host. •Ensures that all areas of the Villa are cleaned and maintained to the highest standards including: Kitchen hygiene, Living Sala, Kitchen, Dining Sala & Office, Villa Areas including pool area, ponds & gardens, pathways & walkways and Buggies. Requirements: •Background in Culinary Arts, with a certificate in hospitality preferred •2-5 years of international, luxury resort experience •Proficiency in English

For further information on the above positions please contact us by using the details below. Candidates must be available to work 6 days a week, weekends, and holidays. Positions marked with * are currently held by a work permit holder. However, qualified belongers 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 or Naturalization Certificate. Human Resources Amanyara Resort Northwest Point, Providenciales E: amanyara.training@aman.com Prospective applicants are also asked to send copies to the Labour Board. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


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in a luxury resort •Must be able to work in a high pressure environment and demonstrate calm and effective leadership •Proficiency in English

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 position:

Salary: $6.25 to 6.50 per hour, plus service charge *VILLA HOST •Manages the smooth running of the villa along with the Villa Chef •Ensures that all areas of the Villa are cleaned and maintained to the highest standard including: - Bedroom Pavilions, Living Sala, Kitchen & Dining Sala, including the pool area, ponds & gardens •Provides Food and Beverage service according to Aman standards •Sets up the villa prior to Guest’s arrival, ensuring all equipment is in good working order •Organizes special requests for Villa Owners or Villa Rentals; such as Honeymoon turndowns, personal laundry etc. and ensuring Guest History Record is updated after Guest’s departure •Reports any damage or breakage immediately; follows up with repairs •Prepares Annual Villa Maintenance Requirements along with Supervisor Requirements: •Background in housekeeping and F&B with a certificate in hospitality preferred •2-5 years of international, luxury resort experience •Proficiency in English Salary: $6. 25 to 6.50 per hour, plus service charge *CHEF DE PARTIE •Prepares dishes for guests and associates efficiently, economically, and hygienically as per the standard recipes following the standards and procedures set by the Executive Chef & Executive Sous Chef •Participates in product development and in controlling the smooth operation of the kitchen •Prepares and cooks food in all areas of the kitchen and checks the mis-en-place needed for the day •Ensures that high standards of sanitation and cleanliness are maintained throughout the Kitchen areas at all times and consistently maintains standards of quality, cost, presentation, and flavours of foods. •Participates in the control of food quality,food taste,food presentationand requisition. Requirements: •Must possess a Culinary diploma, knowledge of HACCP, and 5 years industry experience •Must be able to work in a high pressure environment and demonstrate calm and effective leadership Salary based on experience: $6.25 -$12.00 per hour/ $1100-$2000 monthly, plus service charge *COOK •Prepares food as per the recipes, for guests efficiently, economically, and hygienically and follows the standards and procedures. •Always maintains high standards of food hygiene, cleanliness, and tidiness in the kitchen, storage, fridges/freezers and wash up areas. •Works flexibly within the hot kitchen and barbeque area Requirements: •Minimum of 1 year work experience; preferably in a 5 star or luxury establishment •A High school diploma; international work experience is a plus •Must be willing to work night shifts •Proficient in English

Salary based on experience: $2,000 per month, plus service charge *JUNIOR SOUS CHEF •Responsible for the day to day management and operation of the allocated kitchens in the hotel, ensuring quality, cost control, safety and hygiene standards are adhered to. •Responsible for directing, training, supervising, planning and coordinating in the allocated areas within the culinary department including any projects requested by the Executive Sous Chef, or Executive Chef •Prepares food as per the recipes for guests, efficiently, economically and hygienically and follows the standards and procedures. •Always maintains high standards of food hygiene, cleanliness, and tidiness in the kitchen, storage, fridges/freezers and wash-up areas. Requirements: •High school diploma and Culinary college diploma •Minimum 5-6 years’ work experience, preferably in a 5 star resort; international experience is a plus •Must be fluent in English Salary: $1500-$2500 per month, plus service charge *DEMI CHEF DE PARTIE •Prepares meals as per the recipes for guests; efficiently, economically, and hygienically and follows the standards and procedures •Always maintains high standards of food hygiene, cleanliness, and tidiness in the kitchen, storage, fridges/freezers and wash-up areas •Prepares various types of pastries, mousses, cakes, breads, afternoon teas, and Viennoiseries Requirements: •Minimum 4-6 years’ work experience; preferably in a 5 star establishment or in a pastry/ bakery shop •High school diploma; international work experience in a plus •Proficient in English Salary based on experience: $1300-$1800 per month, plus service charge *JAPANESE SPECIALITY CHEF •Responsible for the day to day management and operation in the allocated kitchen in the resort, ensuring quality, cost control, safety and hygiene standards are adhered to. •Ensures quality products for the guests, and secure profit margins while maintaining the corporate image of the Hotel at all times. •Assists in developing and execution of long and short range strategic plans to meet the desired objectives set by the management. •Prepares food as per the recipes for guests, efficiently, economically, and hygienically and follows the standards and procedures. •Responsible for directing training, supervising, planning and coordinating within the allocated kitchen including any projects requested by the Executive Sous Chef or Executive Chef of the resort. •Always maintains high standards of food hygiene, cleanliness, and tidiness in the kitchen, storage, fridges/freezers and wash up areas. Requirements: •Diploma/Certification in a Culinary discipline and minimum of 5+ years of Japanese cuisine in a luxury resort environment required •Proven track record of cost control including food, equipment’s, labor and wastage to meet the set goals •Very strong managerial, leadership, communication and organizational skills •Must be able to handle multiple priorities on a regular basis •Ability to create momentum and foster organizational change •Proven ability to lead and develop a multicultural team •Must be proficient in English

Salary based on experience: $6.25-$11.00 per hour, plus service charge *BAKER •Prepares food for guests efficiently, economically, and hygienically as per the recipes following the standards and procedures. •Creates and improves existing recipes. •Measures and combines ingredients and uses mixers, blenders, heat sources, and other equipment to make baked goods, such as cookies, bread, cakes, etc. •Decorates and displays finished products whilst maintaining the quality of all food displays to the highest standards of the Resort. •Keeps records relating to deliveries, inventory, and production levels. •Meets food safety and quality controls by ensuring that workstations are kept clean and restocked, and all equipment is sanitized and prepared for the next shift. •Supports the Jr Pastry Sous Chef / Pastry Sous Chef / Pastry Chefin the overall smooth operation of the pastry ensuring prompt service at all times. Requirements: •Baking & Pastry Arts degree, along with 5 years’ experience as a baker •Should be able to work under pressure, while maintaining HACCP standards Salary based on experience: $7.50-$8.50 per hour/ $1100- $1500 per month plus service charge *PASTRY SOUS CHEF •Responsible for the day to day management and operation of the Pastry, ensuring quality, cost control, safety and hygiene standards are adhered to. •Responsibility for directing training, supervising, planning and coordinating the Pastry team including any projects requested by the Executive Sous Chef or Executive Chef of the resort. •Prepares the daily breads & breakfast pastries, a la carte desserts & specials, ice creams, biscuits, cakes & petit fours •Checks the mis-en-place needed for the day and checks stocks in the chillers & bakeshop regularly •Always maintains high standards of food hygiene, cleanliness, and tidiness in the kitchen, storage, fridges/freezers and wash up areas. Requirements: •Must possess a Culinary diploma, knowledge of HACCP, and minimum 5 years’ experience in a luxury resort •Must be able to work in a high pressure environment and demonstrate calm and effective leadership •Proficiency in English Salary based on experience: $1800- $2200 per month, plus service charge *CHEF TOURNANT •Responsible for the day to day management and operation in the allocated kitchen in the resort, ensuring quality, cost control, safety and hygiene standards are adhered to. •Prepares dishes as per the recipes for guests, efficiently, economically, and hygienically and follows the standards and procedures. •Consistently maintains standards of quality, cost, presentation, and flavours of foods. •Works flexibly within the kitchen area and prepares various types of hot & cold dishes related MEP. •Always maintains high standards of food hygiene, cleanliness, and tidiness in the kitchen, storage, fridges/freezers and wash up areas. Requirements: •Must possess a Culinary diploma, knowledge of HACCP, and minimum 5 years’ experience

Salary based on experience: $2000 - $2700 per month, plus service charge ASSISTANT RESTAURANT MANAGER •Supervises employees to ensure that courteous and professional service is offered at all times and responds to guest inquiries or concerns in a timely, effective manner. •Trains employees to ensure that they have the necessary skills to perform their duties with the maximum efficiency. •Supports the Restaurant Manager by achieving departmental budget goals whilst maintaining efficient cost expenditures. •Conducts daily briefings to inform all employees of special culinary and dietary requirements •Ensures that all employees follow the company’s job safety regulations and that all hazards are reported on a regular basis to concerned departments. Requirements: •Certified hospitality management graduate with general international beverage and food knowledge along with at least 3 years’ experience in a luxury resort •Strong interpersonal, leadership, and employee development skills; and the ability to perform well under pressure •Proficiency in English and computer literate, including basic knowledge in MICROS Salary based on experience: $1850-$2500 per month, plus service charge F&B SUPERVISOR •Supervises the employees within the bar/restaurant, ensuring that the correct standards and service sequences are maintained as per Aman standards. •Ensures that all employees are aware of and follow the operation’s opening and closing tasks in accordance with the checklist. •Assists the Restaurant Manager with the smooth and efficient staffing of the outlet. •Ensures that all employees provide courteous and professional service at all times and initiates guest interaction. •Trains employees to ensure that they have the necessary skills to perform their duties with the maximum efficiency. Requirements: •At least a vocational diploma in any hospitality-related field or at least 2 years’ experience in a luxury resort. •Good people management, leadership, and employee development skills •Proficient in English, with effective communication skills Salary based on experience: $1200-$1700 per month, plus service charge.

For further information on the above positions please contact us by using the details below. Candidates must be available to work 6 days a week, weekends, and holidays. Positions marked with * are currently held by a work permit holder. However, qualified belongers 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 or Naturalization Certificate. Human Resources Amanyara Resort Northwest Point, Providenciales E: amanyara.training@aman.com Prospective applicants are also asked to send copies to the Labour Board. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


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safely operate the equipment & functional training props. •Proactively promotes tennis bookings and upsells Amanyara services to guests. •Performs prep work, correctly cleans, and restocks the gym & tennis facility as necessary.

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 position:

*BARTENDER •Prepares alcoholic or non-alcolic beverages to guests according to Aman standards and interacts with customers, taking orders and serving snacks & drinks •Follows all safety policies to ensure a safe work area. •Develops a complete knowledge of menus, dish and glassware service and utilizes this knowledge in the service of the guests. •Handles guest enquiries in an efficient manner and provides courteous and professional service at all times. •Communicates promptly any challenges or guest comments to the supervisor. Requirements: •At least 2-3 years’ experience in a luxury resort •Ability to perform under pressure and maintain a pleasant personality •Proficiency in English Salary: $6.50- $9.00 per hour, plus service charge WAITRESS •Serves food and beverage to guest according to Aman standards and follows the service sequence •Follows all safety policies to ensure a safe work area •Develops a complete knowledge of menus, dish and glassware service and utilizes this knowledge in the service of the guests •Handles guest enquiries in an efficient manner and provides courteous and professional service at all times •Communicates promptly any challenges or guest comments to the supervisor Requirements: •At least 2-3 years of experience in a luxury resort •Ability to perform under pressure and maintain a pleasant personality •Proficiency in English Salary based on experience: $6.25-$7.50 per hour, plus service charge WAIT STAFF •Serves food and beverage to guest according to Aman standards and follows the service sequence •Follows all safety policies to ensure a safe work area •Develops a complete knowledge of menus, dish and glassware service and utilizes this knowledge in the service of the guests •Handles guest enquiries in an efficient manner and provides courteous and professional service at all times •Communicates promptly any challenges or guest comments to the supervisor Requirements: •At least 2-3 years of experience in a luxury resort •Ability to perform under pressure and maintain a pleasant personality •Proficiency in English Salary based on experience: $6.25-$7.50 per hour/$1100-$1320 per month, plus service charge F&B ATTENDANT •Serves food and beverage to guests according to Aman standards and follows the service sequence. •Follows all safety policies to ensure a safe work area. •Develops a complete knowledge of menus, dish and glassware service and utilizes this knowledge in the service of the guests. •Handles guest enquiries in an efficient manner and provides courteous and professional service at all times. •Communicates promptly any challenges or guest comments to the supervisor. Requirements: •At least 2-3 years’ experience in a luxury resort •Ability to perform under pressure and maintain a pleasant personality •Proficiency in English Salary based on experience: $6.25-$7.50 per hour, plus service charge *SPA THERAPIST •Provides consistent, professional spa treatments compliant to Amanyara spa menu, standards, and outlined protocols •Proactively promotes treatment bookings, and upsells services to guests-optimizes the guest experience with treatment and journey recommendations •Makes products recommendations and meets the retail goals established by the spa Requirements: •At least 2-3 years’ experience as a Spa therapist at a luxury resort •Must be proficient in speaking English •Certified in different massage modalities (includes Thai massage) and beauty treatments (facials, hair, nails, waxing) •Handles guests queries and concerns efficiently and politely, providing exact, suitable and instant responses to all requests Salary based on experience: $6.25 to $6.50 per hour, plus service charge. *TENNIS SUPERVISOR •Manages the daily operation of the tennis department; three tennis hitting partners/gym attendants and two tennis facilities inclusive of tennis pro shop •Coordinates and oversees all bookings, gives private and group lessons, runs clinics & tournaments, arranges games between guests, and provides overall program supervision •Ensures maintenance, repair and cleaning of courts and facilities, addressing any safety or cleanliness issues immediately •Trains the tennis hitters to deliver the fundamental breathing technique of Peter Rennert’s TELOS™ Tennis Program. Requirements: •Must be certified to communicate and deliver Peter Rennert’s TELOS™ Tennis program •Must be able to play tennis at a high level •Microsoft Office software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and internet applications, and Spa software knowledge a plus •Proficiency in English •Handles guests queries and concerns efficiently and politely, providing exact, suitable and instant responses to all requests Salary: $ 2000- $2200 per month, plus service charge TENNIS KNOCKER •Ensures all guests receive courteous, prompt and professional attention, upholding Amanyara customer service delivery standards at all times. Provides guests with required amenities; towels, beverages, headphones, racquets, balls, etc. and in the gym guides guests on how to

Requirements: •Must be able to play tennis at a high level •Must be proficient in English Salary: $6.25 -7.00 per hour/ $1100 per month, plus service charge *HOUSEKEEPING ATTENDANT •Cleans, maintains and prepares arrival, departure and stayover guest rooms and bathrooms, tidies up guest belongings in stayover rooms •Maintains and cleans assigned Public Areas •Works on deep cleaning projects in Guest Rooms and Public Area •Cleans and restocks staff locker room facilities and administration offices Requirements: •Minimum of 1 year work experience; preferably in a luxury establishment •High school diploma; housekeeping work experience is a plus •Proficient in English Salary: $6.25 per hour, plus service charge *SECURITY SUPERVISOR •Assists the Security Manager with the day-to-day operations of the establishment •Implements strategies to improve security service •Directly responsible for the overall safety & security of the Guest, staff and visitors to Amanyara property and ensures guest needs are met, complaints are resolved, and service is quick and efficient. •Patrols effectively areas around the property and enforcing Amanyara rules and regulations. •Responsible for the training of new hires. Requirements: •Ability to recognize occupational hazards and take appropriate safety precautions •Proficiency in computers, CCTV, Fire, First Aid and Safety •Ability to conduct effective and courteous communication with guests, employees, and visitors •Proficient in English oral and written Salary: $2000-$2250 per month, plus service charge *MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN •Responsible for proper refrigeration maintenance, troubleshooting, repairs and conducting preventative maintenance on HVAC units & HVAC systems •Installs AC compressors, motors, condensers, air filters, and checks copper line repairs •Assists with electrical maintenance, ceiling fans, buggy repairs, company lighting systems and any other electrical needs that may arise inclusive of conducting mechanical, generator, air condition and laundry equipment repairs Requirements: •At least 2-3 years of experience in a luxury resort •Ability to perform under pressure and maintain a pleasant personality •Proficiency in English Salary based on experience: $6.25-$12.00 per hour, plus service charge *BUGGY TECHNICIAN •Automotive diagnostic: maintains & services all the golf carts of the property as per the recommendations of the manufacturers O/M manuals •Generator: checks fluids, conducts load tests, filling •Electrical: conducts basic electrical troubleshooting and reports deficiencies •Lighting control system: operates the lighting control systems and reports any deficiencies •Welding: welding of stainless steel for various repairs & projects •Waste water treatment: conducts light maintenance of pumps and checks regularly the treatment plant and reports any deficiencies •Administration: completes all planned maintenance reports and spare parts ordering to maintain equipment to first class operating condition. Advises on the need for purchase of special paints, thinners, brushes, rollers and other materials necessary to the job Requirements: •Certified automotive mechanic with 10+ years of experience in a luxury resort •Golf carts and vehicles mechanic (troubleshooting and repair electrical & mechanical), welding and fabrication, maintenance of pest control fogger machines, villa generators, water pumps, outboard engine, bicycles and general mechanical & electrical works •Problem solving, collaboration, flexibility, ability to multi task and to perform under pressure •Proficiency in English. Salary: $7.50 - $12.00 per hour /$1478.40 per month, plus service charge CARPENTER •Responsible for the construction and repair of building frameworks and structures such as stairways, door-frames, partitions, and various wooden furniture. •Installation of fixtures and fittings •Assists with general maintenance enquiries Requirements: •At least 2-3 years of experience in a luxury resort •Ability to perform under pressure and maintain a pleasant personality •Proficiency in English Salary based on experience: $8.00 -$10.00 per hour/$1300-$1800 monthly, plus service charge KITCHEN HELPER/STEWARD/LAUNDRY ATTENDANT/ROOM ATTENDANT/ HOUSEMAN/WOODWORKER/VILLA LABOURER/VILLA POND CLEANER/ LABOURER/ LABOURER PEST CONTROL Requirements: •Physically fit and ability to perform manual labor Salary based on experience: $6.25 to $12.00 per hour, plus service charge

For further information on the above positions please contact us by using the details below. Candidates must be available to work 6 days a week, weekends, and holidays. Positions marked with * are currently held by a work permit holder. However, qualified belongers 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 or Naturalization Certificate. Human Resources Amanyara Resort Northwest Point, Providenciales E: amanyara.training@aman.com Prospective applicants are also asked to send copies to the Labour Board. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.


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Thousands in Bahamas struggle to find work after Dorian

Jobs are scarce, savings are quarters of all buildings were destroyed running low and money is barely by the hurricane. trickling in. “Hospitals are either in ruins, As survivors of Hurricane Dorian or overwhelmed. Schools turned into enter week three of post-storm life, many rubble,” Guterres said in a statement. in the northwestern Bahamas, known for “Thousands of people will continue its casinos, golf courses and mega yachts, to need help with food, water and worry they will be forced into deep shelter. Many more facing of course poverty as they scramble to find work in the uncertainties future after losing the aftermath of the Category 5 storm everything.” that wreaked havoc on two islands. The storm, however, has ` “People say, ‘You’re going to be helped a handful of Bahamians. It has all right,’ but those are mere words,” said created job opportunities for workers Edna Gelin, who was the manager of a such as carpenters, construction crews natural hair store in Freeport on Grand and people like Edley Edwards, a heavy Bahama island that has been closed machinery operator who was clearing since being badly damaged by the storm. debris on a recent afternoon at the “It’s going to be bad because a lot of eastern end of Grand Bahama, which Members of the fire rescue team Task Force 8, from Gainesville, Florida, help remove a body one week after businesses were destroyed.” was hit the hardest by Dorian. Hurricane Dorian hit The Mudd neighborhood in the Marsh Harbor area of Abaco Island, Bahamas, Monday, As the northwestern Bahamas “We’ll be busy right straight Sept. 9, 201 struggles to recover from Dorian, through,” he said. “Just a little pushin’ residents braced for newly formed islands, with people now trying to find benefits, but the government has to clear the road.” Tropical Storm Humberto, which was any type of work after thousands lost pledged to make it easier for evacuees to Before the storm hit, the access those benefits. expected to hit two islands over the their jobs. Bahamas had 32,000 people who were Carl Swann, an IT technician “That will be a big relief,” Labor self-employed. Among them was Dewitt weekend that were already battered by Dorian. The U.S. National Hurricane from Abaco, recently typed up his Minister Dion Foulkes recently told Henfield, a baker who operated out of his Center said the storm was passing just resume on his cellphone after hearing reporters. “We’d like to stabilize as many home. east of Great Abaco island early Saturday about several job leads in the capital, families as we can as quick as possible.” “I’m a bread man,” he said He also said the government as he stood in a line Friday outside an and would bring heavy rains to the Nassau: assistant engineer, security guard and electronic salesman. However, he would soon announce new measures to emergency operations center in Freeport northwestern Bahamas. In the months prior to the hasn’t secured any interviews yet and help the nearly 5,000 people who were seeking food, water, building supplies hurricane, the unemployment rate of worries about his finances because he evacuated to New Providence, the most and other materials since the storm took the tourism-dependent Bahamas had has nowhere to go and has been staying populous island in the Bahamas, from everything he owned. Grand Bahama and the Abaco islands decreased slightly, but stood at 10% at a hotel for two weeks. “I have no money. That’s why after Dorian. on the archipelago of some 395,000 “I’m wasting my money,” he said. we have to be in lines like these,” he said. It’s unclear how many U.N. Secretary-General Antonio “We’re wondering where our next meal is inhabitants. On Grand Bahama it was 11% and had increased to 9% on nearby Bahamians affected by the hurricane have Guterres said ahead of a weekend visit coming from.” Abaco before Dorian slammed both sought and obtained unemployment to the Bahamas that more than three-

Cayman Islands refrain from e-cigarettes, vaping

Paradise Vapors owner Joseph Hurlston exhales after using a vaping product Cayman Islands health e-cigarette use in 33 states, as well leaders are urging the public to abstain as six deaths believed to involve from using e-cigarettes or vaporisers cannabis. on the heels of a series of illnesses and “I’m not against regulations,” deaths in the United States. Hurlston said. “I’m not against the The United States Centers for rules, because they do need to find Disease Control and Prevention and what is good for us and what is not the US Food and Drug Administration good for us.” are investigating a multi-state The FDA began regulating outbreak of lung disease associated electronic nicotine systems in 2016, with e-cigarette products, according according to the organisation’s to the CDC website. The CDC website. Most patients at the heart of recommends the public refrain from the investigation reported a history of using those products. using e-cigarette products containing “The Cayman Islands Health THC, the main psychoactive Services Authority is therefore urging compound in marijuana, while only all persons in the Cayman Islands to some reported the use of e-cigarette adhere to the recommendations of products containing only nicotine. the CDC,” the HSA said in a press Several media reports have pointed release. The release did not cite any to black market THC cartridges as a cases of similar illnesses attributed to possible cause in states where similar vaporiser use in the Cayman Islands. products cannot be purchased legally. “It is a good thing because “There are people doing it on awareness needs to be created about island,” Hurlston said of producing what’s going on,” said Paradise Vapors black market vaping liquids. “People owner Joseph Hurlston, who runs one should be concerned about counterfeit of two retail shops in Cayman that stuff. Why? Because you don’t know sell vaporisers and e-liquids. “I want what people are using to make it. You the truth to really be out there, like don’t know where they’re making it, what products are really causing harm how they’re making it.” and what are they doing about it?” National Drug Council The US investigation centres research analyst Luisa McLaughlin around 380 possible cases of severe says there is also concern about the lung injury believed to be caused by age of those using vape products.

Trinidad police and government issue warning on ‘Zesser’ pills The Trinidad and Tobago government and police Wednesday said they were concerned at the proliferation of a new drug labelled “the Zesser Pill” that has been blamed for causing severe adverse physical and mental behavioural reactions in users. The Ministry of National Security in a statement said that it is aware of the recent information circulating in the print and social media about the availability of the drug that is being sold for up to TT$100. “This drug has been attributed to causing severe adverse (physical and mental) behavioural reactions in users,” the ministry said in a statement, quoting National Security Minister Stuart Young as advising “that the chemical composition of this drug has not yet been verified by the Trinidad and Tobago Forensic Science Centre (TTFSC), but investigations are underway. “The Ministry of National Security continues to urge the public to avoid the use of any substances with psychoactive properties, in the interest of their health, safety and wellbeing,” the statement said. Speaking at the weekly Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) news conference, Acting Superintendent Wayne Mystar, law enforcement authorities are aware of the drug and that “based on our intelligence it is a combination of ecstasy and cocaine”. “It is in a powder form and it is also designed to look like sweets,” he said, adding “we are

critically concerned about it and we are doing all in our power to get that dangerous drug off the street.” Mystar said that the police are seeking to cooperate with the Ministry of Education to assess a programme “because we are realising that because of the infiltration of gangs into schools, the drug may well find itself within the schools”. “So that is something of concern to the TTPS and we are looking into that seriously,” he said, adding based on intelligence, the drug is circulating within parties and at schools. “We are doing our investigations but what we want to advise principals . . . if you see something say something, that is our mantra. We are asking the parents to get involved to educate their children about accepting these things from strangers and as it relates to gangs trying to infiltrate we have a partnership with each school . . . to provide strategies that would keep a high security blanket across our nation schools,” he added. Anti-substance abuse activist, Garth St. Clair, recently warned that the video posted on social media showing a number of young people passed out at the Hasely Crawford Stadium following a party, was troubling and urged young people to stay away from the drug that could kill them. St. Clair said that the drug takes a long time to leave the body’s system and thereby prolonging the effect of heart attacks, paranoia, strokes, seizures, coma and even death.


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Lawyer’s murder still a mystery While the brutal killing of promising young attorney-at-law Sashakay Fairclough has shocked, in particular, the parishes of St Ann and St James where she practises mainly, the police have no leads yet into the murder, nor has a motive been established. Fairclough, whose age police gave as 31, but who two years ago told the Jamaica Observer that she was 27, which would make her 29 now, was shot dead as she drove her car in the Brook Green area of the northern resort town of Ocho Rios Friday evening. She succumbed to her wounds at hospital. Her mother, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was also shot and has been admitted to hospital in a “serious but stable condition”, police sources confirmed to the Sunday Observer yesterday. Initial police reports are that a car drove up alongside that which Fairclough and her mom were in, and armed men started firing into the vehicle, hitting Fairclough in the upper body and leg. Police said that Fairclough’s mother was shot in the abdomen. One police source said that the incident had all the ingredients of a contract-style killing but insisted that it was too early to conclude that. “We are continuing our investigations. So far, we have no leads, but we will stop at nothing to apprehend the attackers,” one senior police officer who asked not to be named, because he was not leading the investigation, told the Sunday Observer yesterday. “Nothing clear has emerged so far, and as usual you hear a lot of people speculating about all kinds of things, ranging from personal stuff and even politics was mentioned, but there is nothing to suggest such a link,” the senior man continued. Fairclough was said to be the granddaughter of the legendary accountant Osmond Theodore “OT” Fairclough, the man credited with putting forward the idea of forming Jamaica’s now longest serving political organisation — the People’s National Party, which was officially launched in 1938 — following

Sashakay Fairclough the beginning of two years of deliberations and strategy planning by its leading figures, among them Norman Manley, the first president and a former chief minister and premier of Jamaica, now a national hero; his wife Edna; Frank Hill, Ken Hill, HP Jacobs, Florizel Glasspole, Neol “Crab” Nethersole, Rev O G Penso, W C McFarlane, and Sir Howard Cooke. One of Sashakay Fairclough’s friends said she had toyed with the idea of becoming involved in politics, but that it was not pushed very far. The young attorney, who is British-trained and who has been called to the Bar in both the United Kingdom and Jamaica, had told the Observer in an article written by staff reporter Kimberley Hibbert in December 2017 that she used her life story as an inspiration to others. The Charles Town, western St Mary-born Fairclough moved to the nearby parish of St Ann at age six and attended Holy Childhood High School in St Andrew, from which she matriculated to the University of Huddersfield in England to read for a Bachelor of Law degree. In the Observer feature article, Fairclough told a story of how prevailing conditions helped to instil discipline in her, making sacrifices in England while doing odd chores which included standing deep in snow begging money for charitable organisations. “Most people did not even bother to stop. I was determined to eat that night, so I stood there from early in the morning until around 6:30 pm, with no gloves on, holding the tin cup and shivering like a leaf. I managed to collect enough money and was paid about £10 for the

day. I went home with the worst cold of my life, but did the job for two weeks until I found another,” she said in the near two-year-old interview. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2014 and returned to Jamaica a year later to enrol in Norman Manley Law School’s certification programme. She was called to the Jamaican Bar in November 2017. In the Observer 2017 article, Fairclough also knocked the practice of bullying, which she said she came face to face with in her travels. “I was bullied a lot growing up. I was really shy, and some people took that to mean that I was arrogant. I was physically assaulted once, and the rest was verbal and emotional bullying. I was beaten up by about four or five boys when I was in primary school; I wasn’t hurt badly and only had some bruises. It happened because one said he liked me and I said I didn’t like him back. He was really popular and the others thought I ‘dissed’ their friend by rejecting him. This made me terrified of men for many years. It’s hard to understand, but I was already painfully shy, so when this happened I thought all men were violent. I cannot imagine how much worse it must be for children who are physically bullied every day; the level of trauma is unprecedented. I am saddened by the increase in suicide among children who are bullied — it is hard because children just want to fit in. If you are being physically bullied, do not be afraid to report it to a teacher or principal,” she stated. Fairclough, the article stated, had plans to write a book which would have been inspired by crime-based stories in Jamaica. She also placed her hands in the field of journalism, writing for English, Cayman Islands, United States and Jamaica publications, as well as participating in youth discussion programmes aired on Nationwide Radio. Officials of the Northern Jamaica Lawyers’ Group, to which she was affiliated, have publicly condemned the attack on their colleague and her mother.

Jamaica sees increase in tourist arrivals from Russia The Ministry of Tourism is reporting an increase in arrivals from Russia. According to Senior Advisor and Strategist, Delano Seiveright, said that just under 3 000 Russian tourists visited the island between January and the end of June compared to roughly 630 for the same period in 2018. “Much of this is attributable to new, regular nonstop flights between Moscow, Russia and Montego Bay by PegasTouristik/Nordwind, which commenced service on October 26 last year,” he noted. Seiveright told the Jamaica Information Service, following a meeting with Russian and other European tourism stakeholders at the Jamaica Product Exchange trade show at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, earlier this week. He noted that the Ministry has made a conscious effort to target the Eastern European market. “There was a time when our marketing was restricted to just the United Kingdom (UK) and a few other countries in Western Europe. The Eastern bloc was basically ignored and appeared impossible and off limits,” he said. He noted that in September of 2018, the Governments of Jamaica and Russia signed a reciprocal agreement to waive the visa requirement for travel to their respective countries, spending up to 90 days per year for tourism, cultural exchange or business purposes. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith; and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergei Lavrov, signed the agreement on the margins of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. “This was a major step in the right direction,” Seiveright noted. In the meantime, Chilean Tour Operator, Teo Perez, says Jamaica continues to be a prime destination for tourists from Latin American countries. “We have been selling Jamaica for the past ten years and every day we see the numbers going up,” he noted. “We have clients flying out from Santiago to Panama and then into Montego Bay daily, plus other flights going through Miami into Kingston. This trend is showing no signs of slowing down and Jamaica’s arrival figures will only continue to increase,” he said.

Trinidad and Tobago PM blasts BBC ‘agenda’ in migrant report While Trinidad and Tobago recently made headway in the US on Venezuela, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is most upset with the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC’s) recent documentary on T&T’s Venezuelan amnesty registration exercise and he’s writing to the British Government on it. The BBC programme, ‘The Displaced’, which started airing on social media yesterday, focused on Venezuelans seeking betterment here via Government’s registration drive over May to June. The Government had stated that 16,523 Venezuelans registered. The BBC video aired aspects of the registration process, including the antiamnesty group which protested outside of the Queens’ Park Oval. Rowley particularly took issue with the aspect claiming T&T had 40,000 Venezuelans and only 16,000 were allowed to register. Rowley said TT had 16,000 odd Venezuelans here and they were registered, including approximately 2,000 children. But he added, “This didn’t prevent the BBC from going out of their way to misrepresent the position on T&T. As a lifelong listener and respecter of the BBC, the pro¬gramme the BBC

mentioned on T&T isn’t worthy of the BBC. “Everyone around has an agenda and I’m not to believe there are people in the BBC who allowed themselves to be part of someone’s agenda. The BBC is too sacred to us in the Commonwealth for that nonsense to go on,” he said. He said that on the last day of the registration there was nobody in the line and Government even continued the process on the weekend after. “So it’s quite wrong for the BBC to put pressure, saying we have 40,000 people and registered 16,00 and didn’t allow the other 14,000 to register. That’s feeding into people’s agenda... I don’t know where they were getting those numbers from,” Dr Rowley said. Rowley said Government made it clear if Venezuelans didn’t want to be registered, then they could not stay in this country. “You’re not welcome; anybody who didn’t register, well, too bad for you..I don’t know there are 40,000 or even 14 Venezuelans who wanted to be regis-tered and who didn’t. So we take objection to that!” “The BBC is a Government agency in the UK and we’ll make a formal

complaint to the British government about that,” Rowley added, saying he didn’t want T&T misrepresented in “this very dangerous world.” He said he was disappointed the BBC was subscribing to a view that the truth doesn’t matter and the issue was what one can get people to believe. He said the BBC didn’t have to use the antiamnesty group who protested outside the Oval and convey that as T&T’s position since anyone would know the vast majority of nationals were not of “that ilk and didn’t behave like that.” Rowley added the BBC didn’t have to reach out to Government since the registration information was public and Government answered many Opposition queries in Parliament. “Our story is a very public one. I don’t know any BBC person had any difficulty - if their motive was honourable to speak to any government member including myself; I know of no such approach, I’ve heard none of the ministers speak about. This came like a bolt out of the night,” he said. He said he found it interesting the item arose just when he was preparing to attend the United Nations (UN) soon. When Newsday’s Sean Douglas asked

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley if Government had a communication problem, Rowley snapped, “ You doh start dat! Doh start dat at all! You have no problem getting through to Government and I as prime minister stand here and answer every question you have! We’re not accepting we have a communication problem where this is con¬cerned! It’s not an ab-sence of communication that caused these people to misrepresent our circumstance.”


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Shantytown ban issued in The Bahamas

The Bahamas government last night issued an immediate ban on the construction of any new buildings in the four major shantytowns on Abaco. This comes two weeks after Hurricane Dorian, which would’ve killed at least 50 people and left more than 1,300 missing, including 300 Haitians, tore through Abaco and wiped out many of the shantytowns on the island. “The minister of housing and the environment has issued a prohibition to build order for The Mudd, Pigeon Pea, Sand Bank and Farm Road community areas located on the island of Abaco with immediate effect,” the Ministry of Housing and the Environment said in a statement. The order, which is valid for at least six months, mandates that “no person shall erect any new building or development for the purposes of residing or carrying out any commercial activity” in the identified areas. The ministry said the order may be extended for further periods of up to six months “as required”. It also noted that the purpose of the order is “to allow for recovery efforts and the removal of storm debris related to Hurricane Dorian”. “As previously indicated by Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, the government

Shantytown intends to provide initial temporary accommodation for all affected residents in safe alternative locations on Abaco,” the statement reads. The government has been facing legal pushback since it announced last year that shantytowns would be demolished. The government gave residents of most shantytowns on New Providence until August 10, 2018 to leave before demolition. Residents in shantytowns on Abaco were to be given until the end of July 2019 to leave. However, in August 2018, Supreme Court Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson granted an injunction blocking the demolition of shantytown structures. The Supreme Court has

adjourned the case several times. It was most recently adjourned to Tuesday. In the aftermath of Dorian, Minister of Labour Dion Foulkes said the government’s initial plan to demolish the slums was out of concern for residents. “One of the main motivations, the primary motivation of the government by establishing the Shantytown Action Task Force, was the wellbeing, safety and health of the persons living in the shantytowns,” Foulkes, who heads the task force, said last week. “We emphasized this throughout. That was our motivation and that is still our motivation.”

Judge in Bermuda let off hook for ‘horny’ comment A former Bermuda judge has been criticised by the Court of Appeals for saying he was getting “horny” in the middle of a murder trial. Carlisle Greaves, who had served as a puisne judge until last month, made the comment as Troy Harris, a witness in the trial of Khyri Smith-Williams, testified that he had shared women with the defendant. Smith-Williams was later convicted of the murder of Colford Ferguson and of using a firearm to commit the offence. Jerome Lynch, lawyer for Smith-Williams, used the comment and others to say the judge had behaved inappropriately during the trial. In a decision released on July 25, the Court of Appeal rejected the appeal, but appeal judge Sir Maurice Kay added the court could not condone the judge’s comments. Mr Justice Kay said: “In particular, his comment ‘all this sex is beginning to get me horny’ was inappropriate and inimical to the dignity of court proceedings. “Mr Lynch was justified in criticising it. However, I do not believe that it damaged the defence or had the potential to undermine the safety of the conviction.” Smith-Williams was sentenced to serve at least 35 years in prison last October, after he was found guilty of the murder of Mr Ferguson by a majority verdict. Mr Ferguson, a 29-year-old father of one, was shot dead in February 2011, as he worked on a house near the junction of Mangrove Bay Road and East Shore Road in Somerset.

Carlisle Greaves Mr Harris, a witness for the Crown, told the court that Smith-Williams confessed his involvement in the killing to him and admitted that he had driven the getaway motorbike. He said Smith-Williams also told him that Rasheed Muhammad had pulled the trigger, and that Mr Ferguson was not the intended target. Smith-Williams launched an appeal against his conviction, which was heard in June. In the hearing, Mr Lynch criticised Mr Justice Greaves’s handling of the case, particularly his behaviour during Mr Harris’s evidence. He argued that the judge had done little to rein in the witness’s use of vulgar language and that the “tacit approval” of the behaviour had lent it credibility. In transcripts presented to the Court of Appeal, Mr Harris cursed repeatedly, called Mr Muhammad a f****t and made repeated references to “f***ing p***y”.

But the higher court found Mr Justice Greaves’s response to the unsavoury language was not prejudicial. Mr Justice Kay wrote: “Anybody familiar with serious criminal trials, in this jurisdiction in recent years, knows the judge has a very personal style, whereby he engages with witnesses, defendants, juries and advocates in an informal way, often using casual language and rich metaphors. “In relation to Harris, it was important that the judge should facilitate his evidence, whatever it turned out to be. “If he took the view, and I suspect he did, that the best course was to let the witness have his say, subject to the rules of evidence, rather than seek to inhibit him, it seems to me that that was an exercise of judgment which was open to him.” Mr Lynch also sought to overturn the verdict on the basis of new evidence, including an unsworn affidavit from Mr Muhammad. The Court of Appeal heard Mr Muhammad had visited Mr Lynch’s offices after the trial had ended and said he had not come forward sooner because he was afraid of reprisal. An affidavit was produced, but never signed by Mr Muhammad. Mr Justice Kay said an unsworn affidavit from an alleged accomplice in the crime “does not immediately inspire confidence”. The appeal judge wrote: “There are insurmountable problems in the way of admitting the so-called fresh evidence of Mr Muhammad.

Endurance Athlete Completes Historic Barbados To Saint Lucia Swim On Friday, September 13th, 2019 at 8:20 AM with a crowd standing on the beach, Cameron Bellamy stepped into the waters at St Peter’s Bay, Barbados. This may have been an ordinary start for open water swimming, but this was not planned as an ordinary swim. Bellamy’s challenge was to swim from Barbados to Saint Lucia – a 94 mile expanse of open sea. This was not the original swim plan that Bellamy had been planning for 8 months. Bellamy had been planning to swim from Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida when just 3 weeks ago was officially called off due to permit regulation changes for the support boat. However, Bellamy had already been watching for other possible swims and came up with his Plan B – Barbados to Saint Lucia! With a comparable distance and never have been attempted, this Plan B started to quickly become Plan A for Bellamy and his support crew. He had a team from Swim Barbados, headed by Kristina Evelyn, behind him and received extra assistance from the St Lucia Channel Swim organizers. Together the swim came to fruition. The original start date for the swim was Sunday, September 15th but with a weather system to affect the region, the date was moved earlier to Sept. 13th. Expecting the swim could take between 55 to 65 hours, Bellamy anxiously trained for weeks in Barbados, completing three 24 hours swims. As the morning quickly approached, and Bellamy started this historic swim, the buzz filled the air. The international open water community, as well as the region, were all amazed at this attempt. With Mother Nature doing her part, the swim went on with calm seas and waters throughout the day and full moon light at night. Bellamy entered Saint Lucia waters overnight and at dawn on Sunday, Sept 15th they could see the coast of Saint Lucia about 30 miles out. The sight of land for the first time in 3540 hours not only made the crew smile but gave Bellamy the push he needed to get to the coast. As the day progressed, with a swift current, the expected “touch” time went from 8 PM to 6PM to some where from 4 to 5 PM. The current was pulling so strong that the intended landing spot of Sandy Beach had to be moved. Although there as a growing crowd at Sandy Beach, there was no physical way for Cameron to walk onto the beach with the strong current from the southeast. Instead, at 4:43 PM after 56 hours 26 minutes (unofficial) of swimming, Cameron touched a rock at Moule-a-Chique in Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia. Waiting on the fisheries dock in Vieux Fort for Cameron and crew was his mom, Janita Bellamy, and the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Allen Chastenet. Along with them were hundreds of warmwishers to welcome this amazing athlete to the beautiful island of Saint Lucia! Included a representative from the SLHTA and Bay Gardens Resorts, Sanovnik Destang; members of the St Lucia Aquatics Federation, members of the press, and the finest of Royal Saint Lucia Police Force various departments. The general public standing on the jetties and docks as the Marine Police vessel escorted in the catamaran showed how loving Saint Lucians really are.


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Israel election: Netanyahu and Gantz compete over leadership Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival Benny Gantz are jostling over the terms of a unity government, after the country’s second election in a year ended in deadlock. Local media say both men’s parties failed to win enough votes on Tuesday to build a coalition with a majority. Mr Netanyahu urged Mr Gantz to start negotiations on a joint administration. Mr Gantz rebuffed the idea, calling it spin. He said he wanted a unity government - but only one led by him. His party has ruled out Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz shook hands at a ceremony in Jerusalem on Thursday joining a coalition led by Mr two more than Likud. people expect the two of us to Netanyahu, who faces possible show responsibility and work for corruption charges. A centre-left bloc led by Mr co-operation. That is why I call on At a ceremony attended Gantz was projected to control you, Benny. Let’s meet today, at by both party leaders in Jerusalem, 57 seats and a bloc of right-wing any hour, at any time, to put this President Reuven Rivlin said he and religious parties allied to Mr in motion.” had heard “loud and clear the Netanyahu looked set to have 55. He also evoked the unity voices calling for a broad and government between Shimon Peres stable national unity government” Neither would therefore be able to and Yitzhak Shamir in the 1980s and praised the prime minister for form a majority coalition without which some local media saw as a “joining that call”. support from Yisrael Beiteinu, hint towards a possible rotating Mr Rivlin will hold whose leader Avigdor Lieberman premiership. consultations with party has called for a “liberal” unity But Mr Netanyahu’s call representatives before nominating government including Likud and was dismissed by Mr Gantz within a candidate whom he believes Blue and White. hours. has the best chance of forming a Mr Lieberman prevented The former military chief government. Mr Netanyahu from forming a read out a statement saying, “Blue majority coalition after the last and White, headed by me, has won What was the outcome election in April because he refused the election” and “We will not be of the election? to back down in a longstanding dictated to”. dispute with religious parties over “In order to form a unity Official results have been exempting ultra-Orthodox men government, we must not come slow to be released by the Central from military service. with political blocs and spinning, Election Committee, with only but rather with honestly, patriotism, 68.6% of votes counted by 16:23 responsibility and seriousness,” he How have the party leaders (13:23 GMT) on Thursday. added. responded? Mr Gantz’s centrist Blue “I am interested in and and White party is 0.77% ahead of In a video released on intend to form a broad and liberal Mr Netanyahu’s right-wing Likud Thursday, Mr Netanyahu said that, unity government, under my party. The Joint List, an alliance “to his regret”, the election results leadership. A government that will of Arab parties, is in third place, showed he would not be able to convey the will of the people.” the ultra-Orthodox Shas party in establish a right-wing government. Mr Netanyahu said he was fourth, and the secular nationalist “There is no choice but to “surprised and disappointed” by the Yisrael Beiteinu party in fifth. establish a broad government, as response. The CEC tally does not say broad as possible, composed of all The BBC’s Tom Bateman how this translates into seats in the those elements to whom the state in Jerusalem says it sets the stage 120-seat Knesset (parliament) but of Israel is dear,” he added. for several long weeks of political Israeli media reported that Blue and “Benny, we must set up bartering. White was on track to win 33 seats, a unity government today. The

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Johnson says he will obey the law but still take UK out of EU on October 31

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves after a meeting with Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel in Luxembourg, September 16, 2019 Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday said he would obey the law but would still take Britain out of the European Union at the end of October with or without a deal. A law passed by Britain’s parliament this month requires Johnson to ask the EU for a threemonth delay to Brexit if a deal is not approved by Oct. 19, though British media reports have said that his team are looking at ways to circumvent it. Asked during an interview with the BBC how he would get round the law, Johnson said: “I will uphold the constitution, I will obey the law, but we will come out on October 31. “It’s vital that people understand that the UK will not extend ... what we’re going to do is come out on October 31st, deal or no deal.” The prime minister gave no indication how he would avoid asking for an extension if there was no deal. Johnson had earlier pulled out of a press conference with Luxembourg’s prime minister, Xavier Bettel, after a noisy crowd of anti-Brexit protestors gathered nearby. Asked by the BBC whether Britain was a stable country or in chaos, Johnson said it was “extremely stable”. “It’s just nonsensical to think that democracy in the UK is any way endangered or the UK economy is in any way endangered,” he said. “We’re going through a period of constitutional adjustment caused by the decision of the people to leave the EU. That was always going to be logistically and practically difficult ... but we’re going to do it and we’re going it by October 31st.”

Canada’s Trudeau apologizes for dressing up in brown face, election chances could suffer

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized on Wednesday for wearing brown face make-up in 2001 after an embarrassing picture emerged less than five weeks before an election in which he faces a tough fight. The image of a 29-year-old Trudeau with his face in dark make-up is a major challenge for a leader who often speaks about the need to fight racial discrimination and who has three prominent ministers of Indian descent in his cabinet. “I should have known better then, but I didn’t and I did it and I’m deeply sorry,” Trudeau, 47, told reporters on his campaign plane in Halifax, Nova Scotia, after Time magazine published the image. Time said the image was provided by Vancouver businessman Michael Adamson earlier this month. Adamson was part of the West Point

Grey Academy community where Trudeau, then 29, worked at the time, the magazine said. The picture was in the Vancouver private school’s yearbook. “I dressed up in an Aladdin costume and put make-up on. I shouldn’t have done it,” a grim-faced Trudeau said in comments carried live on Canadian television. The picture shows him wearing a turban and a white robe, with his face covered in dark makeup. “This picture runs completely contrary to the image of tolerance the prime minister has so scrupulously cultivated. It can’t be good for him or his party,” said Darrell Bricker, chief executive officer of polling firm Ipsos Public Affairs. Canada has an official policy of multiculturalism and about one in five Canadians were born overseas, according to Statistics Canada.

Donning dark make-up is particularly sensitive in the United States, given its long history of slavery. In February, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam resisted calls to step down over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook. Trudeau, questioned by reporters, also admitted he had dressed up in make-up when at high school and performed “Day O”, a traditional Jamaican song about people loading bananas onto boats. Trudeau is locked in a neck-andneck battle with Conservative leader Andrew Scheer ahead of the Oct. 21 federal election. Scheer said he was “extremely shocked and disappointed” by the photo. “Wearing brown face is an act of open mockery and racism. What Canadians saw this evening is someone with a complete lack of judgment and

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau integrity and someone who’s not fit to govern this country,” he told reporters in Quebec.


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New York bans vaping and sale of e-cigarettes New York banned the sale of flavored e-cigarettes Tuesday, a move that comes as federal health officials investigate a mysterious surge of severe breathing illnesses and seven deaths linked to vaping. Retailers will have two weeks to remove merchandise from store shelves. The vote by the state Public Health and Health Planning Council means the prohibition, which covers flavored e-cigarettes and other vaping products except for menthol and tobacco flavors, goes into effect immediately. Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, had proposed the emergency ban Sunday, citing surging use among young people. According to data from the state health department, nearly 40% of high school seniors and 27% of high school students overall in the state use e-cigarettes. Use among high-school students went from 10.5% in 2014 to 27.4% in 2018. Cuomo pointed to vaping flavors like bubblegum and cotton candy that he said seemed aimed at young people. “We don’t really know the health consequences of these devices,” he said on public radio Monday. Vape shop owners say they’re considering a legal challenge to the new

regulation, which they say should have was criticized by some health groups, gone before lawmakers for hearings, who worried young people would debate and a vote. Several spoke at the switch to that variety. It includes all meeting to urge council members to types of flavored vaping products, reject the ban. including disposable and refillable Mike Kruger owns two vape devices. American Cancer Society Cancer shops in the Albany region and said the Action Network Managing Director of ban could force hundreds of businesses Government Relations Bill Sherman in like his to close. He said smokers looking a statement specifically called out the to quit will have fewer options under the menthol exemption for making the rule ban, potentially leading to an increase in weak. the use of traditional tobacco products. Juul Labs, Inc., the company As for the breathing illnesses, Kruger said with the biggest footprint in the industry, he believes they are the result of people has said it agrees with the need for action buying black market vape liquid, not the in the flavored e-cigarette sector and will items he sells. comply with any final state and federal “We are bypassing the legislative regulations. process,” he said of the ban. Kruger The American Vaping added that many adults seek out the Association said in a statement that flavored versions. He himself prefers blue “Prohibition has never worked in this raspberry. “Vaping has been around for country and it will now once again fail 12 years. And now this.” miserably in the State of New York.” Keith Mautner, who owns “There is blood on the hands a vape store in Queens and uses the of the unelected bureaucrats who voted products himself, estimates that flavored to take away far safer alternatives to the e-cigarettes make up 95% percent of his combustible cigarettes,” the American business. He said state leaders should Vaping Society said in a statement. have cracked down on manufacturers if “Make no mistake about, a flavor ban they were concerned about the products will send some adult vapers back to being used by teens. smoking, which is an outcome that even “That’s the problem, the the American Cancer Society recently manufacturers. It’s not us,” he said. said would be disastrous. This isn’t about The exemption for menthol health, it’s about protecting a billion

Mexican authorities find 29 bodies in a hundred plastic bags Mexican authorities said on Tuesday they had found 29 bodies, packed in more than a hundred plastic bags, dumped in a clandestine grave in the violent western state of Jalisco. Murders in Mexico jumped to the highest on record in the first half of the year, putting the cartel-ravaged country on track to surpass the 29,111 recorded last year. Jalisco Attorney General Gerardo Solis told a news conference that since making the gruesome discovery in Zapopan municipality the first week of September, investigators had counted 13 complete and 16 incomplete bodies. The state government and the state attorney general said two of the victims were women, and that at least four had criminal records, without specifying their crimes. The body count could go up as the investigation progressed, according to a source at the state attorney general’s office who declined to be identified because he was not authorized to speak to the media. In Mexico, cartels often kidnap and kill their rivals, many of whom are buried in clandestine graves scattered across the country. Authorities have not yet said whether the mass grave was related to cartel violence, although Jalisco is home to several cartels, including one of the country’s most notorious. Jalisco New Generation Cartel, according to U.S. authorities, is one of the five most dangerous criminal organizations in the world.

Trump says he does not want war after attack on Saudi oil facilities U.S. President Donald from wars he inherited, made clear, Trump said it looked like Iran however, he was not going to rush was behind attacks on oil plants into a new conflict on behalf of in Saudi Arabia but stressed he Saudi Arabia. did not want to go to war, as the “I’m somebody that would attacks sent oil prices soaring and like not to have war,” Trump said. raised fears of a new Middle East Several U.S. Cabinet conflict. members, including Secretary of Iran has rejected U.S. State Mike Pompeo and Energy charges it was behind the strikes on Secretary Rick Perry, have blamed Saturday that damaged the world’s Tehran for the strikes. Pompeo and biggest crude-processing plant and others will travel to Saudi Arabia triggered the largest jump in crude soon, Trump said. prices in decades. A day after saying the Relations between the United States was “locked and United States and Iran have loaded” to respond to the incident, deteriorated since Trump pulled Trump said on Monday there was out of the Iran nuclear accord “no rush” to do so. last year and reimposed sanctions “We have a lot of options over Tehran’s nuclear and ballistic but I’m not looking at options right programs. Washington also wants now. We want to find definitively to pressure Tehran to end its who did this,” he said. support of regional proxy forces, Iranian President Hassan including in Yemen where Saudi Rouhani said the strikes were forces have been fighting Iran- carried out by “Yemeni people” backed Houthis for four years. retaliating for attacks by a Saudi The United States was still led military coalition in a war with investigating if Iran was behind the Houthi movement. the Saudi strikes, Trump said, but “Yemeni people are “it’s certainly looking that way at exercising their legitimate right of this moment”. defense,” Rouhani told reporters Trump, who has spent during a visit to Ankara. much of his presidency trying Iranian Foreign Ministry to disentangle the United States spokesman Abbas Mousavi called

Liberia school fire leaves many children dead near Monrovia At least 23 children have been killed in a fire at a boarding school in a suburb near the Liberian capital Monrovia. The fire is believed to have broken out in the early hours of the morning, when school students were sleeping in a building attached to a mosque. Police have told the BBC that they are still looking for bodies in the

dollars a year in cigarette tax revenue.” Nationwide, health officials are investigating hundreds of cases of serious breathing illnesses in people who use e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. They have identified 380 confirmed and probable cases in 36 states and one territory, including six deaths. President Trump has proposed a federal ban on flavored e-cigarettes and vaping products. New York becomes the first state to enact the ban. Michigan approved a ban that includes menthol, but not tobacco flavor, but rules for enactment have not yet been put into place. Other states are also considering bans. The statewide smoking age is going up to 21 after Cuomo signed legislation earlier this year. He also recently signed a mandate that requires state anti-tobacco campaigns to also include vaping. The emergency regulation enacted Tuesday will expire in 90 days unless it’s renewed. Cuomo has proposed legislation that would put the ban in state law, eliminating the need to renew the ban. The FDA has been able to ban vaping flavors since 2016 but has yet to take the step. The global market is estimated to have a value of as much as $11 billion.

ruins of the building. President George Weah has tweeted his condolences to bereaved families. O u r correspondent Jonathan Paye-Layleh reports from the scene that Red Cross ambulances have already taken the bodies away from the scene and there are plans to bury them on Wednesday afternoon.

U.S. President Donald Trump the allegations “unacceptable and entirely baseless.” The attacks cut 5% of world crude oil production. Oil prices surged by as much as 19% after the incidents, the biggest intraday jump since the 1990-91 Gulf crisis over Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. Prices retreated from their peak after Trump said he would release U.S. emergency supplies and producers said there were enough stocks globally to make up for the shortfall.

Travel agent charged with scamming Delta out of 42 million reward miles A manager at a Chicago travel agency has been charged with “illegally reaping” more than 42 million Delta Air Lines miles worth more than $1.75 million by registering customers as employees on the airline’s business rewards program. The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday that Gennady Podolsky, a Ukrainian and American citizen and managing partner and travel

agent at Vega International Travel Services Inc, was charged with 12 counts of wire fraud on Wednesday. Seth Kirschenbaum, an attorney representing Podolsky, said in a statement his client’s conduct with Delta’s loyalty program was “not fraudulent” and that allegations that the conduct was illegal are “simply wrong.” Podolsky registered clients as employees on Delta’s

SkyBonus program, which provides rewards to businesses when their employees travel, to earn miles off the flights he booked for them, the Justice Department statement said. `A Delta spokeswoman said the company is “happy to see any kind of fraud indicted” and will work with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department to ensure the case is “prosecuted to its fullest extent.”


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Iran’s Khamenei rejects talks with United States Iran will never hold one-on-one officials in Iran unanimously believe it. talks with the United States but could “If America changes its behavior engage in multilateral discussions if it and returns to (Iran’s 2015) nuclear returns to the 2015 deal on Iran’s nuclear deal, then it can join multilateral talks program, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali between Iran and other parties to the Khamenei said on Tuesday, according to deal,” Khamenei said. state television. Trump has stepped up sanctions U.S. President Donald Trump against Iran since last year when he has said he could meet Iranian President withdrew from the nuclear pact between Hassan Rouhani, possibly at the U.N. Iran and six world powers and reimposed General Assembly in New York later this sanctions that were lifted under the deal month. in return for Iran curbing its nuclear “Iranian officials, at any level, program. In retaliation for the U.S. will never talk to American officials ... this is part of their policy to put pressure “maximum pressure” policy, Iran has on Iran ... their policy of maximum gradually scaled backed its commitments pressure will fail,” state television quoted to the pact and plans to further breach it Khamenei as saying. if the European parties fail to keep their Khamenei said Iran’s clerical promises to shield Iran’s economy from rulers were in agreement on this: “All U.S. penalties.

“If we yield to their pressure and hold talks with Americans ... This will show that their maximum pressure on Iran has succeeded. They should know that this policy has no value for us,” said Khamenei, who has the last say on all state matters. Tensions between Tehran and Washington have spiked following a weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia that sent oil prices soaring and raised fears of a new Middle East conflict. Trump said on Monday it looked like Iran was behind the attacks but stressed he did not want to go to war. Iran has denied any involvement. Iran’s regional rival, Saudi Arabia, said the attacks were carried out with Iranian weapons and it was capable

Venezuela releases opposition lawmaker after four months in custody Venezuelan authorities released opposition lawmaker Edgar Zambrano from custody on Tuesday, four months after his arrest on treason charges, a move his allies said was a result of popular pressure, not a sign of goodwill from President Nicolas Maduro. In a statement, the Supreme Court said a Caracas court with national jurisdiction had ordered Zambrano’s “immediate freedom,” but added that his case remains open. He would need to report to a judge every 30 days and would be barred from leaving the country, it said. “I managed to escape from a situation that I hope all political prisoners manage to escape from,” Zambrano told reporters after being released. Vice President of Venezuela’s National Assembly Edgar Zambrano of the Democratic Action Venezuela was plunged party (Accion Democratica), greets a neighbor after being released from prison in Caracas, into a deep political crisis in Venezuela, September 17, 2019 January when Juan Guaido - the leader of the opposition-controlled Zambrano and political prisoners alternatives to “the privation of National Assembly - invoked the is a victory of citizen and liberty” for some prisoners. It also constitution to assume an interim international pressure, and the said it would reform the National presidency, arguing Maduro’s May Bachelet report - not a ‘kind gesture’ Electoral Commission, which the from the dictatorship,” Guaido said opposition accuses of bias in favor 2018 re-election was illegitimate. of the ruling party. Maduro’s government, on Twitter on Tuesday. On Monday, Maduro’s “The process of freeing which calls Guaido a U.S. puppet, has responded by opening various ruling socialist party reached a political prisoners has begun,” criminal probes into Guaido and deal with small opposition parties, Timoteo Zambrano wrote on stripping many of his lawmaker including Timoteo Zambrano’s Twitter. “We celebrate the freedom colleagues of their parliamentary “Let’s Change” party, aimed at of our colleague, the deputy Edgar immunity. Many have fled the resolving the South American Zambrano.” The two men are not country. Zambrano was dragged country’s deep political divide. Monday’s deal was related. away in his car by a tow truck upon not backed by the mainstream Guaido over the weekend his arrest in May. Nearly 800 people were opposition parties who control the declared a round of talks mediated arbitrarily detained in Venezuela National Assembly, including Edgar by Norway’s foreign ministry as of May 31, according to a July Zambrano’s Democratic Action and between his allies and the government dead, six weeks after report by Michelle Bachelet, the Guaido’s Popular Will. As part of the deal, the Maduro walked away from the table UN High Commissioner for Human government said it would ask in protest against U.S. sanctions. Rights. “The liberation of the justice system to evaluate

Canada working with allies after intelligence official arrested: Trudeau Canada is working with its allies and reassuring them after the arrest of a top police intelligence official for allegedly leaking secrets, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday. “We are in direct communications with our allies on security ... We are also working with them to reassure them, but we want to ensure that everyone understands that we are taking this situation very seriously,” Trudeau said during a campaign stop in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Cameron Ortis, a director general with the national police force’s

intelligence unit, was charged on Friday under a 2012 security information law used to prosecute spies. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Commissioner Brenda Lucki is expected to provide a “short update” and answer questions on the case on Tuesday at 1 p.m. EDT. On Monday, Lucki said the leaks could have hurt allied nations’ intelligence operations. “We are aware of the potential risk to agency operations of our partners in Canada and abroad and we thank them for

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau their continued collaboration,” she said. Security experts have said the case could damage Canada’s standing inside the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing network that also includes the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Britain.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamene of responding forcefully. Saudi Arabia urged U.N. experts to help investigate the raid.

Dutch lawyer defending witness in drug killings case shot dead A Dutch lawyer in a high-profile case against a group of men charged with a series of drug-related killings was shot dead in Amsterdam on Wednesday morning, police said. Police said the victim was 44-year-old lawyer Derk Wiersum, a defense lawyer for Nabil Bakkali, a crown witness in the case against 16 men accused of five murders and one attempted murder in the Netherlands between 2015 and 2017. Police said they were searching for a 16 to 20-year old man, who ran away after the shooting, which took place shortly after 7.30 a.m. local time (0530 GMT). Bakkali is among those accused in the case, which is likely to go to trial next year, but has since 2017 provided police with over 1,500 pages of statements against the group in return for a lower sentence, preliminary court proceedings have shown. His brother, who police say had nothing to do with the gang or the murders, was killed at his workplace last year, a week after justice authorities said Bakkali was their crown witness. The prime suspect in the case is 41-year old Ridouan Taghi, who remains at large. Through his lawyer, Taghi has denied all accusations. Other suspects, 11 of whom are in custody, have remained silent throughout the case so far.

Nightmare causes sleeping California woman to swallow engagement ring `A US woman has undergone surgery after removing and swallowing her engagement ring in her sleep. Jenna Evans, 29, said she and her fiancé Bobby had been on a speeding train and she was forced to swallow the ring to protect it from “bad guys”. She woke at her home in California to realise the episode had been a dream, but saw her diamond ring was missing. She said she knew exactly what had happened, woke up Bobby to explain, and the couple went to a hospital. Ms Evans said she struggled to recall the situation to medics “because I was laughing/ crying so hard”. An X-ray scan identified the 2.4-carat ring in her stomach, and doctors agreed it would be unwise “to let nature take its course”. Ms Evans, a San Diego resident, later had a procedure to remove the ring but said she was asked to sign release forms in case of her death. ` “Then I cried a lot because I would be so mad if I died,” she said. “I waited a long time for that damn engagement ring and I will marry Bobby Howell.” The procedure was a success, and Ms Evans said she woke up “hysterically crying”. “I was really happy because I don’t know if I can look at it and appreciate it in the same way,” she told ABC news channel.


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Half of the 147 tigers rescued from Thai temple have died

Wildlife officials begin removing some of the 147 tigers held at a “Tiger Temple” More than half the tigers rescued three years ago from a Buddhist temple in Thailand where they served as a popular tourist attraction have died of disease, wildlife officials said Monday. The tigers were vulnerable to illness because of inbreeding, leading to laryngeal paralysis causing respiratory failure, said national parks official Patarapol Maneeorn. Eighty-six of 147 rescued tigers kept at government-run wildlife sanctuaries have died. The DNA of all 147 confiscated tigers could be traced to six tigers who were the original breeding stock, said Patarapol, head of the department’s Wildlife Health Management Division. Such inbreeding “affects their well-being, resulting in disabilities and weakened health condition,” he said at a news conference. “And when they have weakened genetic traits, they also have problems with their immune system as well.” The temple in the western province of Kanchanaburi served for more than a decade as a de facto zoo where tourists could feed tigers and pose for photos with them, despite concerns about possible mistreatment and suspicions of wildlife trafficking. Police found tiger skins and teeth and at least 1,500 amulets made from tiger bones when they raided the temple, as well as 60 cub carcasses stuffed in freezers and in formaldehyde in jars. Tiger parts, such as ground bones, are popular as traditional medicine in Asia. Tiger hides can sell for tens of thousands of dollars in China.

Vatican prosecutor wants trial for two priests in abuse case A Vatican prosecutor on Tuesday asked that two priests who served in a “pre-seminary” that housed altar boys inside the Vatican be ordered to stand trial on charges of sexual abuse. The Vatican in a statement said the prosecutor had asked judicial superiors to indict Father Gabriele Martinelli on charges of carrying out the abuse and Father Enrico Radice, the rector of the institution at the time, of aiding and abetting the abuse. A senior judge will decide if there is sufficient evidence to proceed with a trial against the men, both Italian. The abuse allegedly took place before 2012 in the Pius X Pre-Seminary in the Vatican, an institution that houses altar boys, usually between the ages of 14 and 18, who serve at Masses in St. Peter’s Basilica and are considering becoming priests. The accused priests are no longer living in the Vatican and could not be reached for comment. Martinelli, who was a resident of the institute at the time and later became a priest, is believed to be living in a parish in northern Italy. The statement said the Vatican prosecutor, whose official title is “Promoter of Justice,” began the investigation in 2017 after media reports about alleged sexual abuse in the institution. It said that although the alleged abuse took place when Vatican law stipulated that it had to be reported within a year of taking place, Pope Francis issued a special provision in July removing the statute of limitations on the case. An eventual trial would be the first concerning alleged abuse that took place inside the Vatican.

Spain to hold fourth election in four years on November 10

Spain will hold its fourth election in four years on Nov. 10 after rival parties failed to break a months-long impasse in a deeply fragmented parliament, with no guarantee the repeat vote will make it any easier for them to form a government. Spain, with the fourthlargest economy in the European Union’s euro currency zone, has been in political limbo since the Socialists emerged as the biggest party in a parliamentary election in April without enough seats to govern on their own. Party leaders have spent more time blaming one another for the impasse than negotiating to put together a government, and a flurry of last-minute calls and initiatives on Monday and Tuesday failed to achieve a breakthrough. “There is no majority (in parliament) that guarantees the formation of a government, which pushes us into a repeat election on Nov. 10,” Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez told an evening news conference. Sanchez, who became prime minister in June 2018 when the conservatives were ousted over a corruption scandal, stayed on as acting premier after the April snap election Opinion polls show a new election might not end the impasse, with the Socialists winning more seats but still unable to win enough seats in the 350-member parliament to secure a majority on their own. Although Spain’s economy has not suffered greatly, financial analysts say further delays in implementing reforms in areas

Spain’s King Felipe greets acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez before their meeting at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, Spain, September 17, 2019 such as labor and pensions could finally start to bite. The blame game among main party leaders hit full speed as soon as the snap election was announced, with Sanchez pinning the blame squarely on the opposition and the opposition saying it was all his fault. “Pedro Sanchez had a mandate to form a government. But he didn’t want to. Arrogance and disdain for the basic rules of parliamentary democracy have come before common sense,” the leader of far-left Unidas Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, tweeted. Podemos and the Socialists tried and failed for five months to agree on a government deal. The leaders of the rightwing People’s Party (PP) and Ciudadanos also slammed Sanchez. “He wanted elections from the beginning and that’s why he

hasn’t tried to form a government,” PP chief Pablo Casado said, echoing similar comments from Ciudadanos leader Albert Rivera. Spain has been struggling to put governments together since new parties including Podemos, Ciudadanos and the far-right Vox started appearing five years ago. Before that, PP and the Socialists dominated the country’s political landscape for decades. Spain was forced to repeat the December 2015 election in June 2016 after no single party succeeded in forming a government and repeated attempts to agree on a coalition failed. There have been no major fiscal reforms since 2015, when then-Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s majority PP government framed the 2016 budget. After that, budgets were rolled over or approved late for just half a year.

Solid gold toilet stolen from Winston Churchill’s birthplace A unique solid gold toilet that was part of an art exhibit was stolen early Saturday from the magnificent home in England where British wartime leader Winston Churchill was born. The toilet, valued at roughly 1 million pounds ($1.25 million), was the work of Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. It had been installed only two days earlier at Blenheim Palace, west of London, after previously being shown to appreciative audiences at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Police said the toilet was taken early Saturday by thieves who used at least two vehicles. Because it had been connected to the palace’s plumbing system, police said the toilet’s removal caused “significant damage and flooding” to the building, a UNESCO World Heritage site filled with valuable art and furniture. A 66-year-old man was arrested in the case, but he has not been identified or charged. Inspector Richard Nicholls from Thames Valley Police said police believe the thieves left the spacious property about 4:50 a.m. and that the toilet was the only item taken. Closed circuit TV footage is being studied in the investigation. Prior to the theft, visitors to the Cattelan exhibition could book a three-minute appointment

The 18-karat toilet, titled “America,” by Maurizio Cattelan in the restroom of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York to use the toilet. This had proved popular when the toilet was on display at the Guggenheim. The artist intended the golden toilet to be a pointed satire about excessive wealth. Cattelan has previously said: “Whatever you eat, a $200 lunch or a $2 hot dog, the results are the same, toiletwise.” Last year, the chief curator at the Guggenheim offered to lend the golden toilet to U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump when they asked to borrow a Van Gogh painting for their private White House quarters. Curator Nancy Spector had been critical of Trump in social media.

Saturday’s theft also comes after Edward Spencer-Churchill told The Times newspaper that the golden toilet would not be very easy to steal since it was connected to the palace’s plumbing. “So no, I don’t plan to be guarding it,” he said. Thames Valley Police Detective Inspector Jess Milne said: “The artwork has not been recovered at this time but we are conducting a thorough investigation to find it and bring those responsible to justice.” Blenheim Palace said officials are “saddened” by the theft but “relieved no one was hurt.” “We knew there was huge interest in the Maurizio Cattelan contemporary art exhibition, with many set to come and enjoy the installations,” the palace said in a tweet. “It’s therefore a great shame an item so precious has been taken, but we still have so many fascinating treasures in the Palace and the remaining items of the exhibition to share.” The building was closed to the public Saturday but the palace said normal operations will resume Sunday. The stately home in Oxfordshire, 65 miles (105 kilometers) west of London, is popular with visitors and is occasionally used for special events including fashion shows and art exhibits.


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NY finds $1B in hidden transfers by family behind OxyContin

The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma used Swiss and other hidden accounts to transfer $1 billion to themselves, New York’s attorney general contends in court papers filed Friday. New York — asking a judge to enforce subpoenas of companies, banks and advisers to Purdue and its owners, the Sackler family — said it has uncovered the previously unknown wire transfers among family members, entities they control and several financial institutions. The transfers bolster allegations by New York and other states that the Sacklers worked to shield their wealth in recent years because of mounting worries about legal threats. Scores of those transactions sent millions of dollars to Mortimer D.A. Sackler, a former member of Purdue’s board and a son of one of its founders, according to the filings. They point to $20 million shifted from a Purdue parent company to Sackler, who then redirected substantial amounts to shell companies that own family homes in Manhattan and the Hamptons. Another $64 million in transfers to Sackler came from a previously unknown family trust, using

Cars pass Purdue Pharma headquarters Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Stamford, Conn a Swiss account, prosecutors said in their filing. The filing, made in a New York court, follows decisions by that state and others to reject a tentative settlement with Stamford, Connecticut-based Purdue, announced this week, arguing it does not do enough to make amends for the company’s and family’s alleged roles in flooding U.S. communities with prescription painkillers.

A spokesperson for Mortimer D.A. Sackler called the attorney general’s contention an attempt to “torpedo a mutually beneficial settlement that is supported by so many other states and would result in billions of dollars going to communities and individuals across the country that need help.” The transfers were “perfectly legal and appropriate in every respect,” the spokesperson said.

As part of the settlement, Purdue is likely to soon file for bankruptcy protection. But New York and other states have promised they will continue to pursue the Sacklers, alleging that family members drained more than $4 billion from the company over the past dozen years. The family has used a complex chain of companies and trusts to control their holdings, some located in offshore tax havens. The Sacklers had an estimated net worth of $13 billion as of 2016, making them America’s 19th-richest family, according to Forbes magazine. In its filing Friday, New York told a state judge that the only way it can determine the full extent of those transfers is if all those it has subpoenaed are forced to provide documents detailing their interactions with the Sackler family. “While the Sacklers continue to lowball victims and skirt a responsible settlement, we refuse to allow the family to misuse the courts in an effort to shield their financial misconduct. The limited number of documents provided to us so far underscore the necessity for compliance with every subpoena,” New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a prepared statement.

A brand new Android phone you can’t buy is as close as we’ve seen to a perfect design We’re getting awfully close appear in various rumors before, so to the all-screen phone with all want, we knew that Vivo was going to beat thanks to several innovations that Huawei to launching phones with have allowed smartphone vendors waterfall displays. The handset looks a lot like the to reduce bezels to a minimum and increase screen real estate without Galaxy S, which put curved displays also increasing the overall footprint of on the map. However, the curvatures the handset. Most phones still come are more pronounced, hence the term with various design compromises as “waterfall display.” That means the screen technology isn’t quite ready to deliver a almost wraps around the phone’s edges, perfect all-screen handset with a display further reducing the size of side bezels. that hides the selfie camera, 3D face One other side-effect is that there’s no recognition sensors, fingerprint sensors, more room for physical buttons on the and speaker. That’s why we have phones sides, so everything is built right into with notches, slide-out cameras, and the edges of the phone. An in-display fingerprint sensor is also found on the hole-punch displays. But a new device announced Vivo Nex 3. Huawei later this week will this week, which you can’t actually buy, unveil the Mate 30 Pro, which will have gets us even closer to that design. Called the Vivo Nex 3 and a similar design, though the phone will unveiled officially in China, the phone have a notch at the top and a physical is the world’s first handset to feature a power button on the side. The Vivo Nex 3 does make one waterfall display. We saw the device

design compromise, featuring a slide-up selfie camera, which isn’t ideal. But the Nex 3 has no notch or hole-punch camera. Meanwhile, on the back, there’s a triple cam shooter placed in a circular module, featuring 64-megapixel, 13-megapixel ultra-wide, and 13-megapixel telephoto lenses. Dual 16-megapixel selfie cameras are present on the front (after they slide up). When it comes to specs, the Vivo Nex 3 has quite a few tricks under the hood, including a few features that aren’t available on many 2019 Android flagships. We’re looking at a 6.89-inch 1080p Full HD display, Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 855+ processor, up to12GB of RAM, 128GB or 256GB UFS 3.0 storage, 4,500 mAh battery with 44W fast-charging, and 5G support. The 5G version will retail for 5,698 yuan ($806) in China, featuring 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

Vivo Nex 3 waterfall display phone The 4G model, with just 128GB flash memory, will cost 4,998 yuan ($707). A version with 12GB of RAM will go on sale on Saturday, according to Vivo. However, it’s unclear when the device will ship outside of China.

Facebook introduces Portal TV, a video chat camera accessory for your television ` Facebook is bringing its connected device strategy to the television. The company today announced Portal TV, an accessory that brings the company’s wide-angle video chats to the biggest screen in the house. Portal TV is begins shipping November 5th for $149 — or you can also bundle two Portal devices together and take $50 off. Portal TV is one of three smart video chat devices the company is announcing today. You can read about the others — the 10-inch Portal and the 8-inch Portal Mini — here. The device’s largest model, the Portal Plus introduced last year, is still on sale. Plug Portal into your TV using the HDMI port, sign into your Facebook accounts, and you can begin making calls using Messenger and WhatsApp. WhatsApp calls are encrypted end to end, which may be a selling point for people who want more assurances that Facebook isn’t mining the contents of their calls for advertising or other purposes. (Other people will continue to balk at the idea of a Facebook camera

and microphone in their home.) The device, which resembles a slimmed-down Microsoft Kinect, uses Facebook’s Smart Camera technology to pan and zoom as people in the call move around the room. This is especially useful with small children, who are forever dipping in and out of frame in other video chat calls, Facebook executives told reporters on Tuesday at a product demonstration in San Francisco. You can disable the camera and microphone via a tap or a sliding cover at the front of the device. Like other smart speakers, Facebook audits a subset of anonymized recordings and has human reviewers listen to them to improve the service. But you can now opt out of this recording feature in the app’s settings, the company says. (For more on the device’s privacy features, see Facebook’s explainer on the subject.) When you’re ready to make a call, you can say “Hey Portal” to wake up the device and ask it to call a person in your network. Once the call is live you

can apply augmented reality effects to your face and voice. These carry over into the device’s “Story Time” feature, which lets you narrate children’s books while donning a variety of virtual costumes. Portal TV also introduces a new picture-in-picture mode that lets you keep one eye on friends and family members while you watch another show. Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, who runs Facebook’s AR and virtual reality products, told me he could imagine using the feature to watch a Facebook Watch show together with his father. (Picture-in-picture mode currently only works with Facebook’s original series, though the company is working to bring it to other streaming services.) You can also watch Amazon Prime Video, Showtime, CBS All Access, and other streaming services through Portal TV, on the off chance that you don’t already have access to those services through a streaming stick, setup box, smart television, or video game console. For people who spend a lot

of time video chatting with friends or family, or who would like to do more of it, Portal TV could be worth a look. The way the camera frames and tracks shots is legitimately impressive. And the TV screen could enable larger families to talk with everyone crowded together in the living room in a way that a phone or desktop computer can’t compete with. Facebook’s hardware products will likely continue to be dogged by privacy concerns. But the larger issue for them might simply be that their rivals in home hardware — Amazon, Google, and Apple — are so far ahead of them in building an install base. Portal TV, if nothing else, is a product that none of those rivals have yet built: a camera for the TV, seamlessly integrated with your network of friends and family. Whether or not it succeeds on a large scale, I expect Facebook to keep trying. Its rivals are building a new social infrastructure inside the house using voice and video chat, and Facebook can’t afford not to compete.


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JOB SUMMARY To assist/support the National Epidemiologist to plan, develop and implement epidemiologic and research programmes under the auspices of the National Epidemiology and Research Unit (NERU). JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

KHB3-19-17 Chief Dental Surgeon Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services Dental Department Providenciales $59,552.50 per annum plus allowances

JOB SUMMARY This is a senior management position whose duties are to serve as a general dental practitioner responsible for diagnosis and treatment of difficult dental problems. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

KHB3-19-18 Quarantine Officer Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services Agriculture Department Grand Turk $33,415.00 per annum plus allowances

JOB SUMMARY The incumbent will oversee and evaluate the trapping operations of the animal welfare unit and enforcement of animal control ordinances. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

KHB3-19-19 Farm Manager Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services Agriculture Department North Caicos $41,205.00 per annum plus allowances

JOB SUMMARY Farm manager is responsible for planning, organising and managing the activities of the government farm. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

KHB3-19-20 Mental Health Education Specialist (Temporary) Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services Mental Health & Substance Dependence Providenciales $41,205.00 per annum plus allowances

JOB SUMMARY Provide mental health education services to the general public and organize activities/events to create community awareness regarding preventative mental health practices in order to improve mental health status and quality of life. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

CBB3-19-21 Senior District Surveyor Attorney General’s Chambers Survey and Mapping Department Grand Turk $33,415.00 per annum

JOB SUMMARY: This is a junior management position with responsibility for the Survey and Mapping function on the Islands of North, Middle and East Caicos and the associated Cays. Job Reference No: Job Title: DEPARTMENT: MINISTRY: LOCATION: SALARY:

CBB3-19-22 Director of Crown Land Unit Crown Land Unit Attorney General’s Chambers Grand Turk Grade 9 $59,552.50 per annum

JOB SUMMARY: The Director of Crown Lands is responsible for the management of all Crown Lands in the Turks and Caicos Islands, other than protected areas, in accordance with the applicable laws and policies.

For more details regarding these positions. Kindly refer to the attached documents or visit www.gov.tc Please note: (Applications that are not accompanied by all required supporting documents will not be processed).


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GOVERNMENT VACANCIES (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30TH SEPTEMBER 2019) Applications that are not accompanied by all required supporting documents will be not processed. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: MINISTRY: LOCATION: SALARY:

CBB3-19-23 Cleaner Estate Management Department Office of the Deputy Premier, Ministry of Infrastructure, Housing, Planning and Development Providenciales GRADE 1.1: $499.69 Bi-weekly

JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

CFB3-19-31 Senior Conservation Officer Tourism, Environment, Heritage, Maritime, Gaming and Disaster Management Department of Environment and Coastal Resources Grand Turk Grade 6 - $33,415.00 per annum

JOB SUMMARY: The cleaning services for government buildings and offices are centralized under the Ministry of Government Support Services which assigns cleaners to the different ministries and offices.

JOB SUMMARY: This is a senior-level, supervisory post, with national responsibility for the enforcement of all pertinent environmental, fisheries and maritime laws in TCI.

JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: MINISTRY:

JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

LOCATION: SALARY:

CBB9-19-24 Senior Civil Engineer-Capital Projects Coordinator Project Management Division Office of the Deputy Premier, Ministry of Infrastructure, Housing, Planning and Development Providenciales GRADE 10 $73,185.00 per annum

JOB SUMMARY: The Civil Engineer/Projects Coordinator is responsible for the design and overall supervision of all Government Civil and infrastructure works, across all islands, and is required to oversee and monitor their construction in an effort to improve and protect the environment in which we live. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: MINISTRY: LOCATION: SALARY:

CBB3-19-26 Electrical Inspector Planning Department Office of the Deputy Premier, Ministry of Infrastructure, Housing, Planning and Development Providenciales GRADE 5 $26,650.00 per annum

JOB SUMMARY: This is a senior level technical support position with responsibility for the electrical inspection of new and existing electrical installations, and equipment, to ensure compliance with the National Electrical Code for workmanship and safety factors. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: MINISTRY: LOCATION: SALARY:

CBB3-19-27 Director of Public Works Public Works Office of the Deputy Premier, Ministry of Infrastructure, Housing, Planning and Development Grand Turk GRADE 10 $73,185.00 per annum plus allowances

As head of a department responsible for the development of Government infrastructure, the Director is expected to provide the leadership necessary to ensure that development and maintenance works programmes reflect the realistic aspirations of Government and are implemented to time and budget. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: DEPARTMENT: MINISTRY: LOCATION: SALARY:

CBB3-19-28 Director of Housing Housing Department Office of the Deputy Premier, Ministry of Infrastructure, Housing, Planning and Development Grand Turk GRADE 9 $59,552.50 per annum plus allowances

Job Summary: As head of a department responsible for the construction and management of Affordable Homes on behalf of the Government of the TCI, the Director is expected to provide the leadership necessary to ensure that this initiative reflect the realistic aspirations of Government and are implemented on time and to budget. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

CFB3-2019-29 Environmental Development Control Officer (Coastal Engineer) Tourism, Environment, Heritage, Maritime, Gaming and Disaster Management Department of Environment and Coastal Resources DECR) Grand Turk Grade 8 - $51,147.50 per annum

JOB SUMMARY: This position has nationwide responsibility to ensure that development activities are in accordance with sound environmental engineering principles and promote environmental sustainability. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

CFB3-19-30 Scientific Officer (Marine Reef Specialist) Tourism, Environment, Heritage, Maritime, Gaming and Disaster Management Department of Environment and Coastal Resources DECR) Grand Turk Grade 8 - $51,147.50 per annum

JOB SUMMARY: This is a mid-level position with nationwide responsibility to oversee marine-scientific and monitoring activities of the Department.

JCB3-19-32 ASSISTANT CUSTOMS OFFICER FINANCE, TRADE AND INVESTMENT CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT PROVIDENCIALES GRADE 4- $21,935.00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: The Assistant Customs Officer is responsible for delivering the objectives, targets and outputs required by the Operational Unit Plan as directed by the Senior Officer and/or other managers. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

JCB3-19-33 CUSTOMS OFFICER FINANCE, TRADE AND INVESTMENT CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT PROVIDENCIALES Grade 5.1- $26,650.00 per annum

JOB SUMMARY: The Customs Officer is responsible for general Customs duties, which includes and is not limited to; maintaining Customs Intelligence Database, assisting at the Transit Sheds, Airports, FBO and Bonded Warehouses; carrying out Post Audit Verifications; as well as monitoring Bond Accounts. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

JCB3-19-34 SENIOR CUSTOMS OFFICER MINISTRY OF FINANCE, TRADE AND INVESTMENT CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT PROVIDENCIALES GRADE 6.1 $33,415.00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: This position is the team leader responsible for the operational units within the Customs Department. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

JCB3-19-35 ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER FINANCE, TRADE AND INVESTMENT CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT PROVIDENCIALES GRADE 5.1 $26,650.00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: This is an administrative position, which has responsibility for the smooth operation of administrative functions in the office and for dealing with information that is sensitive and/ or confidential. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: CONSUMER LOCATION: SALARY:

JCB3-19-36 SENIOR TRADE OFFICER FINANCE, TRADE AND INVESTMENT DEPARTMENT OF TRADE, INDUSTRY AFFAIRS PROVIDENCIALES GRADE 7$41,205.00 PER ANNUM

AND

JOB SUMMARY: The Senior Trade Officer will be responsible for facilitating trade and business development, including assisting trade importers, exporters and a number of strategically important small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in a variety of industries and/or sectors. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: CONSUMER LOCATION: SALARY:

JCB3-19-37 CONSUMER OFFICER FINANCE, TRADE AND INVESTMENT DEPARTMENT OF TRADE, INDUSTRY AFFAIRS PROVIDENCIALES GRADE 6 $33,415.00 PER ANNUM

AND

JOB SUMMARY: The Consumer Affairs Officer will be responsible for providing information to consumers about products, services and trade practices. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

JCB3-19-38 CASHIER FINANCE, TRADE AND INVESTMENT ACCOUNTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT PROVIDENCIALES GRADE 4.1: $21,935.00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: This is an administrative support position, with floor level responsibility for the effective management and collection of revenue.

For more details regarding these positions. Kindly refer to the attached documents or visit www.gov.tc Please note: (Applications that are not accompanied by all required supporting documents will not be processed).


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GOVERNMENT VACANCIES (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30TH SEPTEMBER 2019) Applications that are not accompanied by all required supporting documents will be not processed. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

JCB3-19-39 PROJECT MANAGER FINANCE, TRADE AND INVESTMENT STRATEGIC POLICY AND PLANNING UNIT GRAND TURK GRADE 8 $51,147.50 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: This is senior professional position within the Strategic Planning and Policy Department, Ministry of Finance. The incumbent is expected to play a leadership role in the preparation, implementation and monitoring of all activities related to the Development Budget. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

JCB3-19-40 SENIOR IMMIGRATION OFFICER IMMIGRATION, CITIZENSHIP, LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES IMMIGRATION GRAND TURK GRADE 6 $33,415.00 PER ANNUM PLUS ALLOWANCES

JOB SUMMARY: This is a middle management position which has departmental responsibility for the supervision of junior Staff at the office, airport and field duties. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

JCB3-19-41 CUSTOMER SERVICE CLERK JCB3-19-41 IMMIGRATION, CITIZENSHIP, LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER PROVIDENCIALES GRADE 4.1- $21,935.00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: The incumbent will be communicating with the customers and answering their queries both locally and internationally. JOB REFERENECE: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

JCB3-19-42 IMMIGRATION OFFICER IMMIGRATION, CITIZENSHIP, LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT VARIOUS GRADE 5- $26,650.00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: This is a Law Enforcement position which supports the Senior Immigration officers and by extent the Border control and Enforcement (Immigration Department). The purpose of the job is to perform joint duties with other sections within the department and with various Government Departments. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

JCB3-19-43 INTELLIGENCE MANAGER IMMIGRATION, CITIZENSHIP, LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT PROVIDENCIALES GRADE 7 - $41,205.00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: This position is to support the Department in the key areas of tactical employment, training, administration, personnel management, maintenance, force protection, and sustainment of the Intelligence Team. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

JCB3-19-45 ASSISTANT COMPLIANCE/INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER IMMIGRATION, CITIZENSHIP, LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES IMMIGRATION PROVIDENCIALES GRADE 5 $26,650.00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: This Post holder will assist with all compliance and investigative matters within the department, ensuring management and the relevant authorities are promptly notified of all unlawful acts, court proceedings or any pertinent information that may affect the day to day operation of the office. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

JCB3-19-46, LWB3-19-56, CBB3-19-66 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Various Various PROVIDENCIALES GRADE 4 $21,935.00 PER ANNUM

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

JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

JCB3-19-47 SENIOR CASEWORKER SUPERVISOR IMMIGRATION, CITIZENSHIP, LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES EMPLOYMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT PROVIDENCIALES GRADE 6.1 $33,415.00 PER ANNUM

JOB SUMMARY: This position exists to provide management and operational oversight over Case-workers within the Department of Employment Services. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: LOCATION: SALARY:

KHB3-19-48 & CBB3-19-67 Executive Administrator Various Providenciales & Grand Turk Grade 6 - $33,415.00 per annum

JOB SUMMARY: This senior administrative support position will provide an efficient and responsive administrative, organizational and logistical service to a Senior Executive and/or Minister. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

KHB3-19-49 Senior Public Health Nurse Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services Primary Health Care Department Providenciales Grade 8 - $51,147.50.00 per annum plus allowances

JOB SUMMARY: This is a senior professional position in the nursing service responsible for the management of community nursing services, utilizing the primary health care approach. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

KHB3-19-50 Public Health Nurse Health, Agriculture and Human Services Primary Health Care Department North Caicos Grade 7 - $41,205.00 per annum plus allowances

JOB SUMMARY: The incumbent in this position will be required to deliver effective comprehensive primary health care services focused on disease prevention, health promotion and maintenance in the clinic, homes and communities through the utilization of the nursing process. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

KHB3-19-51 Environmental Health Officer Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services Environmental Health Department Various Grade 6 - $33,415.00 per annum

JOB SUMMARY The incumbent in this position will ensure that Public and Environmental Health and sanitation Standards are adhered to in all areas, both public and private. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

KHB3-19-52 Emergency Medical Technician Health, Agriculture and Human Services Emergency Medical Services Various Grade 5 - $26,650.00 per annum

JOB SUMMARY: This is a direct operational response position within the Emergency Medical Services. JOB REFERENCE NO.: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION:

LWB3-19-53 LIBRARY ASSISTANT EDUCATION, YOUTH, CULTURE AND LIBRARY SERVICES LIBRARY South Caicos

JOB SUMMARY: Ensure library objectives are met by assisting in all planned activities of the Library. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: LOCATION: SALARY:

LWB3-19-54 Vocational Transformation Manager Education, Youth, Culture, Social and Library Services Providenciales Grade 8 - $51,147.50

JOB SUMMARY: The main purpose of this role is to lead and shape the change management program to enhance and increase the Technical Vocational Educational Training (TVET) capacity and delivery in the TCI.

For more details regarding these positions. Kindly refer to the attached documents or visit www.gov.tc Please note: (Applications that are not accompanied by all required supporting documents will not be processed).


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GOVERNMENT VACANCIES (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30TH SEPTEMBER 2019) Applications that are not accompanied by all required supporting documents will be not processed. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

LWB3-19-55 & CBB3-19-70 Clerical Assistant Various Various Providenciales and Grand Turk Grade 3 - $16,707.50

JOB SUMMARY The incumbent in this position will be responsible for clerical and administrative tasks to support the daily functions of the Office. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

LWB3-19-57 Gender Officer Education, Youth, Culture, Social and Library Services Gender Affairs Providenciales - (but at the discretion of the TCI Public Service may be relocated to another part of TCI) Grade 5 - $26,650.00 per annum

JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

LWB3-19-63 Senior Internal Auditor Independent – Office of the Governor Office of the Chief Internal Auditor Grand Turk Grade 7.1 - $41,205.00 per annum plus allowances

JOB SUMMARY: The successful candidate will be accountable to the Chief Internal Auditor through the Internal Audit Manager and have responsibility for developing the strategy for financial and operational audits and taking lead responsibility for these audits as part of the approved annual internal audit plan. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

LWB3-19-64 Internal Audit Manager (IAM) Governor’s Office Office of the Chief Internal Auditor (OCIA) Grand Turk Grade 9.1 - $59,552.50 per annum plus allowances

JOB SUMMARY: This is a specialized position which has department wide responsibility. The post holder is responsible providing services to the victims of domestic violence and will ensure that the needs of disadvantaged persons in the communities are met.

JOB SUMMARY: The successful candidate will assist the Chief Internal Auditor in conducting assurance and consultancy assignments within the Ministries, Department and Statutory Bodies across the Turks and Caicos Island Government (TCIG).

JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

CFB3-2019-58 Environmental Officer (Marine) Tourism, Environment, Heritage, Maritime, Gaming and Disaster Management Department of Environment and Coastal Resources Providenciales Grade 6 - $33,415.00 per annum

LWB3-19-65 Grounds Maintenance Worker Education, Youth, Culture, Social & Library Services Education Department – Iris Stubbs Primary School South Caicos $499.98 bi – weekly

JOB SUMMARY: The post is mandated to contribute and provide support for environmental, research, monitoring and environmental awareness programmes of the Department.

JOB SUMMARY: This is a general support services position, to assist with cleaning and maintenance of assigned facilities and grounds so that they are clean and ready for use.

JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: LOCATION: SALARY:

CFB3-2019-59 Director of Maritime Tourism, Environment, Heritage, Maritime, Gaming and Disaster Management Maritime Providenciales Grade 9 $59,552.50 per annum

JOB SUMMARY: The post is a senior management position mandated to oversee the efficient enforcement of applicable maritime laws and proper implementation of the duties and responsibilities of the Department. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

KHB3-19-60 Custodian Health, Agriculture, Sports & Human Services Sports Department Providenciales Grade 2 -$14,657.50 per annum

JOB SUMMARY: Ensures that sporting facilities are secure and clean. The holder ensures that order is maintained by users and monitors the entry, exit and compliance of users at all facilities. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: DEPARTMENT: LOCATION: SALARY:

KHB3-19-61 Labourer Health, Agriculture, Sports & Human Services Agriculture Department Providenciales $499.98 Bi-weekly

JOB SUMMARY The incumbent responsibilities include providing labour/assistance in all aspects of animal (canine) control.

CBB3-19-68 IT Technician Judicial Administration Providenciales GRADE 6 $33,415.00 per annum

JOB SUMMARY: The job holder is responsible for providing computer support services to Judicial Administration in relation to the operation of the hardware, software and networking. JOB REFERENCE NO: JOB TITLE: MINISTRY: LOCATION: SALARY:

CBB3-19-69 Assistant Clerk of Courts Judicial Administration Providenciales GRADE 5 $26,650.00 per annum

JOB SUMMARY: This is an administrative position, which provides support to the Supreme Court/Magistrate Court Registry. The post holder will support the clerical/administrative functions of either court. He/She may from time to time (after training) be required to sit with a Judge or Magistrate as the situation demands. JOB REFERENCE NO: JCB3-19-71 JOB TITLE: RADAR OPERATOR MINISTRY: IMMIGRATION, CITIZENSHIP, LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT: COASTAL RADAR DEPARTMENT LOCATION: PROVIDENCIALES SALARY: GRADE 5 - $26,650.00 PER ANNUM JOB SUMMARY: To monitor Radar targets and radio communication. To record and report all suspicious activities to the Supervisor and a responding agency for investigation.

JOB REFERENCE NO: LWB3-19-62 JOB TITLE: Senior Human Resource Officer MINISTRY: Deputy Governor’s Office DEPARTMENT: Human Resource Management Directorate LOCATION: Grand Turk SALARY: Grade 8 - $51,147.50 per annum plus allowances JOB SUMMARY The Senior Human Resources Officer (SHRO) advises the Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Departments on the implementation of policies relating to the effective use of personnel throughout the Public Service in accordance with the Public Service Ordinance, the Employee Handbook and the Financial Regulations.

For more details regarding these positions. Kindly refer to the attached documents or visit www.gov.tc Please note: (Applications that are not accompanied by all required supporting documents will not be processed).


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Passion Beauty Salon & Supplies Location: Shop #6, Alice & Alice Plaza, Airport Road, Providenciales, Turk & Caicos Islands Is seeking one (1) Barber & One (1) Hairdresser Duties: To cut male and female hair, Styling and dressing hairpieces, extensions, and wigs. Creating hair styles for formal events Must be willing to work on public holiday and weekends To work 5 days a week Salary is $7.00 per hour Please Contact: 333-1201 This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders should also send copies of their application to the Labour Board #230397

A&H Beauty Supply

PROVO BODY SHOP Location: #31 Kew Town, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands Is seeking three (3) Auto Body repair men Duties: Remove damaged body parts, including bumpers, fenders, hoods, grilles, and trim Must be able to paint a car completely To work 5 days per week Salary is based on experience Must have more than 5 years experience Please Contact: 243-6492 These positions are held by Work Permit Holders Interested Turks and Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board #230386

Norman Cox / Seaview Market/ Ocean and Beach Resort

Location: Over Back, Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands Is seeking (1) Sales Clerk Duties will include processing sales, giving customer services, doing housekeeping and Inventory To work 6 days per week Salary is $7.00 per hour. This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder Please Contact 231.1844 Interested Turks and Caicos Islander applicant are required to submit their application to the Labour Board

Is seeking: Domestic Workers, Laborers, Bar Maid and chef/Cook Applicant must be able to clean, wash, iron, left at least 50lbs, mix drinks and serve Pay is minimum wage Please contact 232-4554 All jobs are currently held BY Work Permit Holders Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board

Island Life/ Blythe Malcolm

Turquoise Construction Co. LTD

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

Location: Venation Road Unit # 5, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands Is seeking a Foreman Duties: Supervising construction activities, identifying materials and equipment that may be required and ensuring construction is carried out accurately, following plans and specifications. Must be able to work 6 days a week Salary $2,600 per month This position is currently held by a work permit holder Interested persons should contact: 332-0158 Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board

Will-Co

FFF Construction

Location: North Back Salina, Moxey Road, Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands Is seeking One (1) Mason -$7:50 per hour Is seeking One (1) Labourer - $6. 50 per hour Duties: Layering building materials such as bricks, concrete, tiles and other construction materials Duties: 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 properties To work 5 days a week Please Contact: 245-0724 Both positions are new Applicants who are Turks & Caicos islander should also copies of their application to the Labour Board

Aldora Robinson

Location: North Ridge, Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands Is seeking to employ a Live In Care Taker Position is a Babysitter Help with cooking and cleaning, washing and ironing. Must be able to drive. Salary: $6:25 an hour Please Contact: 3311426 or Email: aldorarobinson@ hotmail.com The position advertised is a new position Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board

#603607

Location: Building #134, South Dock, Providenciales, Turk and Caicos Islands Is seeking One (1) Electrician Duties: Duties: Must be able to work on electrical equipment and in homes, factories, businesses and buildings, both existing and under construction, to install, repair and maintain power, lighting, communications and control systems Must be able to work 6 days per week Salary is $7.75 per hour Please Contact: 343-0592 This position is new Applicants who are Turks & Caicos Islanders should also copies of their application to the Labour board #603603

James Fulford

In Grand Turk Is seeking a Domestic Worker Must be able to do general household cleaning, honest and hardworking Must be able to work 5 days a week Salary is $6.25 per hour Please Contact: 241-2560 This position is currently held by a Work Permit Interested Turks and Caicos Islander applicant are required to submit their application to the Labour Board

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Grand Turk Liquors

Mr. Curtis L. Simmons

Labourer WANTED In Grand Turk Duties: 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 properties Salary $6.25 per hour To work 5 days per week Please Contact: 946-2262 This position is currently being held by a Worker Permit Holder Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board

Store Clerk WANTED In Grand Turk Duties: Responsible for obtaining or receiving merchandise, totaling bills, accepting payments and making change for customers in retail store Salary $6.25 per hour To work 5 days per week Please Contact: 946-2262 This position is currently being held by a Worker Permit Holder Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board

In Grand Turk Is seeking a Domestic Worker Duties: Include but limited to general cleaning and maintaining a single family home, Laundry and providing after school care for infant To work 5 Days per week Salary: $6.50 per hour The position is currently held by a work permit holder Please Contact: 241-1347 Interested Belongers must submit copies of their application to the Labour Board

G. G. Construction Co

Air and Sea Agency

Pastor Dennis Swann

Is seeking One (1) Carpenter Carpenter/general construction worker of at least 10 years’ experience with knowledge of the following: Roofing Drywall Window & doors installation Screen fabrication/installation. Build scaffolds, roof supports, chutes, and framework. Install subflooring and other fixtures. Detect rot, decay, or chips in framework and make repairs as needed. Dig post holds to support framework. Any other duties pertaining to carpentry work Salary: $12.00 per hour THIS POSITION IS NEW Submit resume to: G. G. Construction Co Blue Hills, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands Labour Commissioner, Employment Services Samuel Been Building Providenciales Turks & Caicos Islands

Clyde Holiday Location: South Backsalina, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands Is seeking a House Cleaner Duties: Dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning the restroom cleaning etc Is seeking a Caretaker Duties: Taking care of an elderly person, completing light housekeeping, such as dishes or folding laundry. Caretakers plan, prepare and monitor meals To work 40hours, 5 days a week Salary is $6.75 per hour for both positions Please Contact: 243-5281 These positions are new Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board

MBA Construction Location: #58 Tumpa Ave, Blue Hills, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Island Is seeking Two (2) Masons Duties: Layering building materials such as bricks, concrete, tiles and other construction materials Must be able to work 6 days per week Salary is $10.00 per hour Please Contact: 242-3450 Both of these positions are new Applicants who are Turks & Caicos Islanders should also copies of their application to the Labour Board

230400

Location: Leeward Highway, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands Seeking: Truck Driver General Duties: Transporting finished goods and raw materials over land to and from manufacturing plants or retail and distribution centers Must have a clean Police Record Salary is $7.00 - $10.00 per hour Contact: Tel. 941-4121 or Email: airseaagency@gmail.com 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

Seeks to employ a Labourer In Grand Turk At a weekly salary of $250.00 per 5 day week Applicants will be required to maintain his properties by cutting the trees cleaning the yards in keeping them in a pristine way Applicants are required to submit their applications to the Immigration Board Zone 1 and to Pastor Dennis Swann at Tel no, 231-2172 Please note that this position is new Applicants who are Turks and Caicos Islanders should also send copies of their application to the Labour Board

Beach Hair Braiding

Rosa Maria Clare

Location: Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands Is seeking a Hair Braider Duties: Must specializes in the art of twisting, braiding, and tying many small braids all over the head Must be able to work 6 days a week, Monday- Saturday Salary is $7.00 per hour This position is new Please Contact: 341-4384 Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board #603605

Is seeking a Domestic Worker To work on the Island of South Caicos To work 6 days per week Pay is minimum wage Applicant must be able to wash iron, and clean house Please contact 346-7377 This job is currently held by a work permit holder Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board

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Location: Central Square Plaza, Building #16, Leeward Highway, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands Is seeking a Glass Cleaner Duties: Wash windows and glass surfaces of various buildings, from private homes to offices Please Contact: 441-4991 Salary is $6.25 per hour Must be able to work Monday – Saturday, 9:00am – 5:00pm This position is new Interest Turks & Caicos Islander applicants must send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board #603606

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

HOUSEKEEPER Island Escape (TCI) 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 is 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. 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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U.S. woman crosses Channel four times in record-breaking swim

U.S. endurance swimmer Sarah Thomas has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times without stopping, refuelling only on a liquid formula during her 54-hour feat. The 37-year-old woman from Colorado performed her record-breaking swim a year after receiving treatment for breast cancer, and dedicated her achievement to fellow cancer survivors. She came ashore on a beach near Dover, on the south coast of England, on Tuesday morning, exhausted and with a sore throat from all the salt water. “I was throwing up, I was sick,” she said, huddled in a towel. “I was really just pretty numb,” she told the BBC soon afterwards in a croaky voice. “There were a lot of people on the beach to meet me and wish me well. That was really nice of them, but I feel just mostly stunned right now, I just can’t believe we did it.” In theory, the route that

U.S. endurance swimmer Sarah Thomas Thomas swam should have been 80 miles (130 km) long, but due to strong currents in the Channel she in fact swam 130 miles (210 km). She said she saw lots of fish and jellyfish along the way. Previously, four swimmers had crossed the water between England and France three times without stopping. Thomas consumed only a liquid diet during her swim. Her support crew, following her in a boat, would throw her a bottle containing a mix of carbohydrates,

electrolytes and some caffeine, with a little apple juice to improve the flavour. “That’s what I ate most of the way,” she said. Upon arrival, she tried to celebrate with champagne but found it did not go down well. She did manage to eat some M&M chocolates. “Hopefully I can sleep the rest of the day. I’m pretty out of it and pretty tired right now, for sure,” she said.

Federer will not be ‘destroyed’ if Rafa reaches 20, says Luthi Roger Federer will not be losing any sleep over whether rival Rafa Nadal can match his men’s record 20 Grand Slam singles titles, according to his long-term coach Severin Luthi. The 38-year-old Swiss began the year three ahead of second-placed Nadal’s haul but the Spaniard claimed a 12th French Open title this year followed up by winning the U.S. Open this month. It has re-energised the GOAT (greatest of all time) debate with Nadal, who has 19 slams, looking back to his best after injury concerns earlier this year. Never in his career has Nadal been only one Grand Slam title behind Federer, who squandered two match points against Novak Djokovic in this year’s Wimbledon final. “No, I don’t think he stresses (about Nadal catching him up),” Swiss Luthi, who has toured with Federer since 2007, told Reuters in an interview. “He focuses on himself. He has a lot of respect for Rafa and

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knows what it takes to win that many titles. “I don’t see him in any way stressed. He won’t be completely destroyed if Rafa makes the 20.” Luthi said fans of tennis should savor watching the two greats, rather than obsess about who is superior. “It’s good for the fans. Especially the ones who thought it was all over when Roger had 16 or 17 and Rafa had 14.” Luthi is captain of the Swiss Davis Cup team that has had to make do without Federer and threetimes Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka for the past four years. They were both absent again when Switzerland lost to Slovakia in a Group I clash in Bratislava, meaning there is no chance Switzerland could play in the revamped Davis Cup Finals until 2021 at the earliest. Federer’s decision not top play Davis Cup could effect his eligibility for the Tokyo Olympics, although Luthi said no final decision had been made on whether

Roger Federer of Switzerland he will play in Tokyo. “It’s possible but it’s not a goal,” Luthi said. “He will leave it open a little bit. I don’t know how it works with (Olympic) wildcards. They used to give them to the small countries, but I think if he said he wanted to play....” Federer and Nadal, whose rivalry has always been respectful, will join forces this week at the Laver Cup in Geneva when Europe take on the Rest of the World.

Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan during the 2019 NBA AllStar Game at Spectrum Center Michael Jordan is selling a percentage of ownership in the Charlotte Hornets to a pair of New York based businessmen. The deal is pending NBA approval, but that is expected to occur quickly, the Charlotte Observer reported. Jordan’s new partners will be Gabe Plotkin, a founder of Melvin Capital, and Daniel Sundheim, a founder of DI Capital. How much of the team they will buy has not been disclosed, but the Observer called it “a large piece” though Jordan will remain majority owner. “I’m excited to welcome Gabe and Dan as my partners in Hornets Sports & Entertainment,” Jordan said in a team-issued news release. “While I will continue to run the Charlotte Hornets, make all decisions related to the team and organization, and remain the team’s NBA Governor, Gabe and Dan’s investment in the franchise is invaluable, as we continue to modernize, add new technology and strive to compete with the best in the NBA. “Both Gabe and Dan are industry standard-setters and proven leaders, with a belief in philanthropy and a passion for the game of basketball. They share my commitment to Charlotte and the Carolinas, and I look forward to working with and learning from them.” Jordan, a six-time NBA champion, bought the Hornets for about $180 million in 2010 and controls about 97 percent of the team equity. Earlier this year, Forbes valued the Hornets at about $1.3 billion - 28th of the 30 NBA teams. The Hornets finished 39-43 last season and lost their leader, Kemba Walker, in free agency in the offseason. They made the playoffs three times this decade, losing in the first round each time.

Coleman and Lyles head U.S. world championship team Sprint favorites Christian Coleman and Noah Lyles and women’s 400 meters hurdles world record holder Dalilah Muhammad headline a 141-member U.S. team for this month’s world athletics championships, USA Track and Field announced on Monday. The talented squad also includes eight reigning world champions and 13 Rio Olympic gold medalists. World 100 meters silver medalist Coleman is favored to claim the gold this time and Lyles, the Diamond League 100-200m champion, is the top 200m pick for the Sept. 27-Oct. 6 championships in Doha. Olympic champion Muhammad set the 400m hurdles world

record of 52.20 seconds in winning the U.S. championship in July. Justin Gatlin (100m), Sam Kendricks (pole vault), Christian Taylor (triple jump), Tori Bowie (women’s 100m), Phyllis Francis (women’s 400m), Kori Carter (women’s 100m hurdles), Emma Coburn (women’s 3,000m steeplechase) and Brittney Reese (women’s long jump) will defend world titles they won in London in 2017. Muhammad and Taylor also won individual gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics as did Matthew Centrowitz (1,500m), Jeff Henderson (long jump), Ryan Crouser (shot put), Brianna Rollins McNeal (women’s 100m hurdles)a and Michelle Carter (women’s shot put).

The squad also boasts nine members with the best performances of the year. Coleman, Lyles, Kendricks, Muhammad, Michael Norman (400m), Grant Holloway (110m hurdles), Will Claye (triple jump), Jenn Suhr (women’s pole vault) and DeAnna Price (women’s hammer throw) all top the yearly list. Making the team for a record ninth consecutive team is sprinter Allyson Felix. Felix, the world championships’ most decorated athlete with 16 medals, has made every U.S. world team since 2003. She gave birth to daughter Camryn by emergency cesarean section

Christian Coleman wins 100m semifinal in 9.96 during the USATF Championships at Drake Stadium in November and is a member of the 4x400m relay pool.


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Osaka sacks her second coach of 2019

Twice Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka has sacked her second coach in seven months, splitting with Jermaine Jenkins in the wake of her disappointing U.S. Open title defense. Jenkins, a long-time hitting partner of Venus Williams, replaced Sascha Bajin in February, weeks after Osaka’s Australian Open triumph. “I’m super grateful for the time we spent together and the things I learned on and off the court but I feel like now is an appropriate time for change,” the Japanese 21-year-old wrote on Twitter. “Appreciate you, forever warmed by you ... Thank you for everything, it was a blast.” Top seed at Flushing Meadows, former world number one Osaka struggled with a knee problem before being upset by 13th seed Belinda Bencic

in straight sets in the fourth round. It continued a difficult season for the power hitter since her second Grand Slam title at Melbourne Park, with early exits at the French Open and Wimbledon. The Australian Open win made her Asia’s first world number one and the first player of any nation to claim the first two Grand Slam titles back-toback since Jennifer Capriati in 2001. However, the top ranking and the attention that goes with it proved a heavy burden, she admitted, after a tearful first round exit from the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in February. Australian Ash Barty later took the number one spot in the leadup to Wimbledon where Osaka crashed out of the first round, saying the fun had gone out of her game.

Naomi Osaka of Japan hits to Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in the fourth round on day eight of the 2019 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center As Barty faltered during the North American hardcourt season, Osaka reclaimed the top ranking in the leadup to the U.S. Open despite tepid form in Cincinnati and Toronto.

Brown denies new sexual misconduct claim

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has denied a new claim of sexual misconduct, according to his attorney on Monday. Darren Heitner took to Twitter Monday to write, “Antonio Brown has reviewed the sexual misconduct allegations made by an unnamed artist included in a recently published Sports Illustrated article and denies that he ever engaged in such activities. There will be no further comment at this time.” The female artist who made the claim was working in Brown’s western Pennsylvania home in 2017. The latest allegations were made in a Sports Illustrated story that also mentions accusations of a charity auction theft, multiple domestic incidents and a number of unpaid debts. Britney Taylor, the woman accusing Brown of rape and sexual assault and bringing a civil suit against him, was expected to meet with the NFL on Monday. She reportedly provided information to the league in

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) warms up prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium advance of the meeting. ESPN also reported Brown turned down a $2 million settlement before the suit was filed. The Sports Illustrated article published Monday detailed a charity softball game that Brown agreed to host in 2017 to benefit the National Youth Foundation. That event also included an auction with a portrait of Brown

that he agreed to purchase before becoming friends with the artist. According to SI, the wide receiver invited the artist to his home to create another piece of artwork, and provided a van for transportation. On the second day there, the unnamed artist, who requested anonymity before speaking about Brown, “was in a kneeling position while painting and turned to find Brown behind her, naked, holding a small hand towel over his genitals.” The artist continued painting, but “after that, it all ended abruptly,” she told SI. The report indicated the artist received $2,000 from Brown, who didn’t contact her after the incident. The woman did not plan to file charges or receive renumeration, though Brown’s behavior troubled her, SI reported. Regarding other incidents involving Brown, SI interviewed more than two dozen people who he knew through being employed by him, or as coach and player. Some — but not all — have taken legal action against him, according to SI.

Big Papi: Didn’t know if I would survive shooting David Ortiz said he feared the worst after being shot in the Dominican Republic in early June. “I thought I wasn’t going to be able to be who I am right now and go back to normal, you know? At some point, I started losing hope,” the former Boston Red Sox slugger told MLB.com on Monday. Ortiz underwent surgery to repair damage to his intestines and liver and to remove his gallbladder in the hours immediately following the June 9 shooting. After being transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, Ortiz underwent a second surgery to make sure the first had been done correctly. The man known as Big Papi continued to struggle and remained on a feeding tube for weeks. Doctors then figured out why he wasn’t improving. “They discovered that this bullet gave me a bacteria that they had never seen before,” Ortiz said. “They had this team, antibacteria team. They were really on me, hard, because they want to get this out of my body. The reality is that they

did, but they fought with it. The reason why they went in the third time is because the bacteria had my intestine all kinked. It wasn’t able to function.” Unlike before the first two surgeries, Ortiz had time to think about everything going on. “Now I know what I’m dealing with,” Ortiz said. “Now I know where I got damaged and I know that those parts weren’t Former Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz working the way the doctor expects. prepares to throw out the first pitch before They started talking about a third the game against the New York Yankees at surgery. Then, when I was hearing Fenway Park all that, you get scared because you this tube going from my nose to my don’t know if you’re going to be stomach that was the one that was able to survive. But then I survived, going to dictate ... whatever I got and my next thing to worry about in my stomach, that tube would was, ‘What am I going to be like get it back out. I used to move it after everything?’ That’s when you sometimes trying to drink water, really start worrying about things.” because I would get so thirsty.” Admitting that time surrounding Ortiz said he began eating the third surgery presented a low solid foods again after returning point, Ortiz and the doctors soon home in late July. knew he would survive. When asked about June That’s when Ortiz began 9, Ortiz said he remembered a worrying about his ability to eat “wonderful day” with his kids before normally. going out socially with a friend. He “I spent six weeks without was sitting and enjoying a drink, eating or drinking,” he said. “I had when his life changed.

Her early exit from New York has seen her ranking slide to four behind world number one Barty, Karolina Pliskova and Elina Svitolina.

Early season woes hit veteran quarterbacks, shifting NFL landscape

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) rolls out looking to pass the ball during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium The New York Giants on Tuesday announced that twice Super Bowl champion Eli Manning would be benched in favor of rookie Daniel Jones, marking the latest casualty in an NFL season that has so far been unkind to the league’s veteran quarterbacks. Future Hall of Famers Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints each exited their weekend encounters with injuries, leaving three household QB names off the field heading into Week 3. Twice Super Bowl champion Roethlisberger left 24-year-old third-round draft pick Mason Rudolph in command after suffering a season-ending elbow injury during the Steelers’ 28-26 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Brees left the game with the Los Angeles Rams, billed as a rematch of last season’s infamous NFC title game, with a thumb injury, which is expected to sideline the 40-year-old former Super Bowl champion for six weeks, according to media reports. Adding to the pain, Carolina Panthers’ starting quarterback Cam Newton may have worsened an existing foot injury, according to numerous media reports, rendering him a doubt. All have been stalwarts in a league where quarterback turnover has plagued many franchises. Manning and Roethlisberger made their debuts 15 years ago, Brees joined the Saints in 2006 and Newton was the Panthers’ first pick in the 2011 draft. The Giants, who jettisoned Manning after a humiliating 28-14 loss to the Buffalo Bills, launched a charm offensive to appease any sceptical fans after announcing Jones’ call-up, promoting a highlight reel of the rookie’s pre-season performances. But even for a fanbase that might be frustrated with Manning’s performances, the departure of a veteran starting QB — be it for a season or longer — can be tough to bear. As news of Manning being benched trickled through social media, the hashtag #ThankYouEli began to trend on Twitter with praise of the 38-yearold who led the Giants to Super Bowl wins over Tom Brady’s New England Patriots in 2007 and 2011. “To the only man to beat Tom Brady twice in the Super Bowl,” wrote Twitter user Ryan Stevens (@ rjstev23). “#ThankYouEli”


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