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$200 BRIBE PAGE 4 GETS COP KICKED OFF POLICE FORCE

TCI INTEGRITY COMMISSION AWARDED $1.9M TO STOMP OUT PAGE 6 CORRUPTION

BLUE HILLS PAGE 8 ROUNDABOUT EXPANSION TO OPEN SOON


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String of violence leaves two dead in Provo BY DELANA ISLES OVER the past holiday weekend, the Turks and Caicos Islands was rocked by two fatal incidents of what many are calling ‘gang violence’. Dead are Judah Gail and Terrell Handfield. Both men were gunned down in separate incidents on August 3 and 4, which also left two men nursing gunshot wounds. Police said that at about 9.30pm on Friday evening they received reports of gunshots in Five Cays. On arrival at a popular community bar, police found a 35-year-old man, now identified as Gail. He was rushed to the hospital where he died at 10pm. Two other men, unnamed, were also shot during the incident. They were taken to the hospital in a private vehicle. Later that evening at about 1.52am (August 4) police responded to Aviation Drive after receiving information that a man was shot in that area. Upon arrival, officers discovered an unconscious man lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds about his body.

Paramedics were called and attempts made to revive the man, later identified as Handfield, but were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Shortly after the shootings, civilian accounts flooded social media, with suggestions that the shootings were as a result of gang violence among the youths of competing constituencies. Reports also stated that another man, Tre Mohammed, was injured in a separate incident in Grand Turk. Mohammed was severely chopped in the face three times while he was at a popular Grand Turk nightclub. The weekend of violence led the Commissioner of Police James Smith to issue a statement calling on the public to work with the police to give up the killers and help get guns off the street - an ongoing and challenging problem for the Royal TCI Police Force. “On Friday, August 3, around 9pm, we saw a second firearms incident in the area of Five Cays, within 24 hours when a male lost his life and two others were injured as a result of gunshot wounds. “This follows the murder near a local bar on Aviation Drive, also by

Terrell Handfield and Judah Gail lost their lives last weekend

gunshot wounds,” he said. “Both incidents occurred in areas busy with lots of people and it is extremely fortunate that more persons were not injured or killed as a result of indiscriminate violence. “These men of violence are a blight on Turks and Caicos and my officers are working round the clock to detect the culprits. “Two men are already under arrest in relation to the Aviation Drive shooting and our enquiries continue

with detectives, forensic teams and other specialist officers involved. “Members of the public can expect to see increased patrols, including armed officers and K9 patrols tonight and in the coming days to prevent or react to further incidents. “I seek the active cooperation of the public in bringing offenders to justice and recover the firearms used in these and other crimes.” Smith said that the suspects are “hiding among us, people know who

they are”. He pointed out that it is the public’s duty to come forward, in confidence, to any police officer or by calling Chalk Sound Police Station on 338-5901 or 941-8082 or by calling Crime Stoppers on 1-8008477. “We must act together to stop this violence and get guns off the street. Please help us in our enquiries and keep Turks and Caicos a safe place to live,” the commissioner urged.

$200 bribe gets cop kicked off police force Court orders community service and counselling

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POLICE Constable Georgio Chambers has been spared jail time but now has to conduct community service while also being disqualified from holding public office for five years. The sentence for corruption was handed down on August 2 by Justice Shiraz Aziz in the Supreme Court. Chambers’ sentence has been suspended for a period of 12 months provided that he carries out 200 hours of community service. He was also ordered to undergo counselling. The charges were brought against the corrupt cop by the TCI Integrity Commission and the Royal TCI police force last year. The 31-year-old cop, who served in the force for seven years, was found guilty of corruption on

June 27, following a jury trial. He was charged with one count of corruption under Section 67 of the Integrity Commission Ordinance. The original allegation relates to an incident between December 2016 and January 2017 in which Chambers accepted $200 from a third party for the apprehension and detention of a member of the public. He then unlawfully placed the victim in the immigration Detention Centre. The officer’s criminal act originated as a result of debt owed by the victim to someone associated with Chambers. A report was made to the authorities and an investigation was launched by the TCI Integrity Commission.

In a statement on the sentencing, TCI Integrity Commission director Greg Christie said that last week’s sentencing should serve as a reminder to any public servant of the Turks and Caicos Islands that allegations of corruption will be robustly investigated by the commission. “Any offenders caught committing such offences will be liable to criminal conviction and/ or dismissal from the TCI public service where appropriate,” the new director said. Chambers was represented in his defence by attorney Keith James. James, who provided mitigation for chambers, was successful in saving his client from serving time at Her Majesty’s Prison. (Delana Isles)


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‘Let the FAC hear your constitutional concerns’ – PNP urges BY DELANA ISLES THE PROGRESSIVE National Party (PNP) is calling on the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands to let their voices be heard on any and all constitutional changes they would like to see enacted. The call came on Wednesday evening (August 8) during a stakeholder meeting the party hosted at Shining Stars Preparatory School in Downtown Providenciales. While the gathering was small, the meeting is intended to be just one of many the party executive intends to hold with members of the public as the territory prepares itself to play its part in the Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) inquiry. That inquiry will be examining Britain’s governance of its overseas territories as the UK gets set to officially exit the European Union. As part of the inquiry, the public is being called on to submit their concerns to the FAC. During Wednesday’s meeting, the PNP held discussions on some of these potential issues. Those raised included the qualifications of the members of the House of Assembly, the makeup of any constitutional review body, internal and external security of the TCI, the UK’s responsibility now and what it will be when Brexit becomes a reality, and the TCI being mandated by the constitution to pay the British appointed governor’s salary out of the territory’s Consolidated Fund.

Former government minister and PNP counsel, Donhue Gardiner, reminded the gathering that in all of these issues the TCI has to remember that it is a British overseas territory, and that unless it has a referendum on the constitution - where the people of the nation can decide once and for all if they want to remain with Britain issues such as the governor’s salary being paid by the TCI are things the territory has no real control of. “The UK government has decided the governor’s role - albeit [although] he works in these Islands on behalf of the local people and in certain respects he works on behalf of the UK government, he has a very peculiar position in our constitution and in the operation of our Government, but we have to decide as a people what that role should be and how we as a people would want to fashion that going forward.” Gardiner stated that the next six months is going to be “the most crucial period” as it relates to the structure of the TCI’s governance since before 1976. “It is going to be absolutely crucial that we are aware of what the issues are, that we are aware of what the constitutional provisions are and what we would want those to be going forward. “If we were to go into that [FAC] inquiry with our minds not made up or not being sure as to what we want then we will certainly get what we have always gotten, which is what the UK wants us to have,” the PNP

Former minister Donhue Gardiner

executive member said. Gardiner added that it is also very important that the people of the TCI advocate very strongly for the management of Crown land - which he stated is the people’s land - be returned to the elected representatives.

Leader of the Opposition Washington Misick

CONSTITUTIONAL UNITY Expanding some more on the constitutional issues, Leader of the Opposition and of the PNP, Washington Misick said that as it stands there are many things in the constitution that should not be there. He pointed out that the TCI has the constitution it currently has, including a lot of other legislations, partly because the general public was not united. “The Turks and Caicos public showed up but they made representation that has adversely impacted the constitution and now it is affecting all of us, that is why…we have to be united as to what exactly it is we want and we can’t address the constitution out of spite against any particular politician or any particular party.” The issues, he noted, are much bigger than petty grievances.

He urged people that when the FAC comes to the TCI and convenes meetings with the public, it is extremely important that they show up, speak out and be united on the issues. “We have given the British a stick to beat our backs with to some extent.” He added that in 2006 and 2003 the TCI was advocating for and could have been successful in getting the same constitution that Bermuda has - that document is seen as being far superior to the TCI’s, granting the Bermudian government a greater degree of autonomy in governance, among which is heading its own Cabinet. “In 2006, we were nearly there,” Misick said. He added that during upcoming meetings, PNP members will be working hard to educate the public about the constitution, explaining to them in layman’s language what the document says. Former speaker of the House of Assembly, Robert Hall also shared his thoughts on the constitution and areas he would like to see addressed. Hall shared that when it comes to standing up for its rights, he does not

believe the TCI is as progressive as the other British overseas territories. “When I look at the stance that the British Virgin Islands is taking, the stance the Caymanians are taking and of course Bermuda is further advanced than we are, we are not doing our children and ourselves the greater service.” He also expressed that it is very important that the Government and the opposition have a solid front, speaking with one voice when it comes to the current constitution and not waiting until the British come with their inquiry. “Because they [British] know what they want for the territory…but somehow the territories don’t seem to know how to persuade the British to get what they really need,” Hall said. He urged the people to be very wary of any carrots the UK may dangle, such as membership in the British parliament. He said this would mean that the TCI would have to abide by the British laws, regulations and policies - some of which Hall explained are couched in a veil of progressiveness, but which the territory is morally opposed.

“The goal of the Ro/Ro ramp rehabilitation project is to maximise the contribution of South Dock

port to economic development and lowering the cost of living and doing business on Grand Turk and Salt

Cay,” the statement said. The project is expected to be completed within three months.

Grand Turk dock ramp to be repaired THE ROLL on roll off ramp at Grand Turk’s South Dock is set to be repaired by November. Island Drilling signed a contract with the TCI Ports Authority to fix the ramp which has been out of action since 2015 after structural deficiencies rendered it unsafe. As part of the contract the company will repair the existing ramp, replace the existing steel bridge with a precast concrete structure and repair the

ramp abutment. The work will result in a more resilient ‘roll on roll off’ ramp structure, a press release from the Government said on Tuesday (August 7). The ‘Ro/Ro’ ramp has traditionally been the base for inter-island trade between Grand Turk and Salt Cay. It was used primarily for barge services and for vessels engaged in the trade of building materials such as sand, gravel or block.


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TCI Integrity Commission awarded $1.9m to stamp out SERVICE CHARGES corruption BY OLIVIA ROSE THE GOVERNMENT has allocated $1.9 million to support to the work of the Turks and Caicos Islands Integrity Commission. The move comes as part of a bid to foster greater transparency and accountability, particularly among “persons in public life”. During this year’s budget address Premier and Minister of Finance Sharlene Cartwright Robinson stressed the importance of the TCI Integrity Commission and other organisations that support and promote the effectiveness of democracy and governance. She said: “Our administration is committed to paying its fair share for those things which are required in a modern society.” The almost $2 million subvention represents a 30 percent increase in allocation to the commission. The premier said the allocation speaks to her administration’s commitment to integrity and honour in public service. “The commission must not sit there in name only, but must be equipped to do its work,” she said. “And so the level of subvention to many of these bodies are either maintained or increased.” The hefty payment is expected to cover administrative costs as well as the hiring of two additional workers that are key in helping the

commission to do its work. They include a financial investigator and an IT technical investigator. Cartwright Robinson also announced that the Government raised the annual subvention to the Financial Intelligence Unit to over $370,000. The unit is a crucial part of the country’s democratic architecture, she said. “We are in a different time, under a different administration where honesty in office matters; and where we understand that people should not use high office to cut low deals below. “And that the art of governance is to from a national agenda, where the people’s interest matters, rather than a personal mobilisation scheme. “These long sordid days of graft, shady deals are over, and now this is a Government in the sunshine.” She said that money spent on supporting these institutions are investments in the defence of national identity and the protection of credibility. The Integrity Commission of the Turks and Caicos Islands is an independent, anti-corruption agency enshrined in the TCI Constitution as one of the institutions protecting good governance. The commission functions through a chair and five other members who meet at least once every month to decide on all matters within its constitutional and statutory remit.

Thursday night accident leaves one dead A 28-year-old man is the latest road fatality in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Police are currently investigating the circumstances that led to a fatal car crash involving a grey Suzuki swift vehicle. Shortly after 2am on Thursday (August 9), officers of the police traffic division and emergency personnel responded to a vehicular accident on

South Dock Road near Tropical Shipping. On arriving at the scene, emergency personnel assessed the man and rushed him to Cheshire Hall Medical Centre by way of an ambulance, but he later succumbed to his injuries. The exact cause of the crash is still under investigation and the dead man’s identity is currently being withheld.

THE GOVERNMENT has announced that hospitality workers will get no less than 60 percent of the service charge paid by guests at hotels and restaurants in the Islands. While this announcement, made on July 26 by Premier Sharlene Cartwright Robinson, does not solve the issue of the entire 100 percent collected by employers going to the workers, it is as the premier described “a move in the right direction”. What are your thoughts?

Not so poor

And we end up right where we started! While the provisions of the new legislation stipulating full disclosure of how service charges are calculated and allocated among employees are to be commended, the 60 percent pay out provision is exactly the same as most resorts are now paying. The Government has apparently recognised that disbursing 100 percent of service charges to employees is not only economically unfeasible for the resort industry, but that the current 60 percent pay out will frequently give hospitality workers a combined wage and service charge payment of close to $13 per hour across a full calendar year. When one considers the number of people in this country who are working for the minimum wage of $6.25 per hour, in jobs that have no access to either tips or service charges, it is pretty hard to recognise the ‘plight of the poor hospitality worker’ that seems to have been at the root of all this furore. No idea whether the premier’s “move in the right direction” comment is intended to suggest that the current 60 percent pay out rate may be increased in the future, but it certainly seems that there are far more pressing issues for the Government to address instead of revisiting this one.

Dig a grave

This is a nail in the PDM’s coffin. Give the workers 100 percent of the service charge please! What the hell is 100 percent of 60 percent? Is that not what the workers were already getting?

I hope the PDM dug its grave as the coffin is almost ready.

Politics meets power

The hoteliers are powerful. The right thing to do is pay fully what is due to the workers, which is 100 percent. The power says, we will pay 60 percent. So what? We know we are wrong but politically you do anything and you get bad blowback from us. So, politics meets power. And while politics can huff and can puff, power can badly shake the whole house or simply blow it right down.

Coming off drugs

When the former Government in 2003 to 2009 unduly took the service charge from the hardworking workers and gave it to the owners and employers of resorts, they did something that they should never have done. This was bad public policy and a wrong that needed correction. People were swooned by the politicians and simply did not question the Government. Decisions taken then were not a step in the right direction. Resorts then used the service charge as part of their revenue stream, income and projections. An addiction for the well-earned monies of the workers began on the part of the resorts. This should never have been the case. Imagine a resort development seeking to come into the Islands, applying to Invest TCI for a development order and their business

plan included provision for the service charge to form part of their revenue stream. It would be suggested that that part of the application for that resort ought not have been approved. The economic rationale, profitability and feasibility of that proposed project would be called into severe question. It then makes sense that the decision to give the resorts any part of the service charge in those days was a bad idea and made no sense. Now like taking someone off drugs the Government must take baby steps by taking 60 percent for the workers. As policy emerges, laws are clarified, the Government seems to be confirming a forward trend and thinking that giving the resorts 100 percent was bad public policy and this measure being “a move in the right direction” will continue to the point where 100 percent service charge collections will go to the workers.

Invisible hands

It seems as though the PDM already sold out. The Grace Bay boys are the invisible hands that pull the strings. Sorry for the working class people.

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Premier says the opposition was ‘very disorganised’ during budget debate BY OLIVIA ROSE PREMIER Sharlene Cartwright Robinson says the parliamentary opposition was disorganised and displayed a lacklustre attitude during the recently concluded budget debate. Speaking at a post budget press conference on Thursday, July 26, at her office in Providenciales, the premier said the Progressive National Party (PNP) played the game of politics and lost. She was responding to accusations made by the opposition that the House of Assembly Speaker Dwayne Taylor was biased and members did not get an adequate chance to speak. “I will say this to you, because I think that the people of this country have to understand where we are in terms of the opposition,” she said. “The opposition is very disorganised. You can have five or six different positions from the five or six different members on one bill.” Cartwright Robinson said her colleagues were “in sync” and knew who was going to speak. “We knew what we were going to be doing and we had a united position before we came in there, and for us what we see for the opposition (PNP) is that the House is an inconvenience. “The minute that I announced to the speaker that I wanted to give members 45 minutes to speak, the moaning and groaning started from the opposition. “If we were given 45 minutes we would still be on the floor talking for 45 minutes,” she explained. She said that the apparent lacklustre

You ought to, if you are shadowing in an area, be able to pick what you want to highlight from this and that is what your debate is.

Premier Sharlene Cartwright Robinson

attitude by some opposition members was unbecoming and called on the public to hold the members accountable for mediocre representation. “We have to hold people into account. You’re not coming into the House just to respond to someone, you’re coming to the House to respond to a budget, a bill, a budget document that was given to you weeks in advance. “You ought to, if you are shadowing in an area, be able to pick what you want to highlight from this and that is what your debate is.” She said that in 2016 the PDM opposition waited on the ministers so that they could talk after them and several did not speak. “This budget we made it clear amongst ourselves that this is our budget, we are proud of it this and this is something that we should be proud of and we’re going to speak to our budget and every minister spoke to our budget using their time allotted.

“We were absolutely surprised that the game was still being played after ministers presented the budget,” the premier said. She highlighted the fact that Speaker Dwayne Taylor called three times for contributions but the only people who spoke were the Leader of the Opposition Washington Misick and the Opposition’s Appointed Member Hon. Royal Robinson. “Three times he called as we always do. I am looking over there

and he’s looking over there and no one responded and so I turned on my light and I stood. “…then you had persons saying that they wanted to speak.” She said three people did not speak - Hon. Porsha Stubbs-Smith, Hon. George Lightbourne and Hon. Ruth Blackman. On Friday, July 13, the entire opposition dramatically stormed out of the House of Assembly after the budget debate citing blatant bias by Speaker Dwayne Taylor. The PNP side and independent member Hon. Josephine Connolly said they were caught off guard by the call for more contributions and the hasty close to the debate by the

speaker. Cartwright Robinson said: “If all of your ministers have presented, you have spent three days in an unprecedented amount of time on debating the bill and you have a huge amount of work to get through in the committee, you can’t sit around and play games and that is what happened. “They played a game and just like the budget in 2016 those two members lost. They lost again. “That is not speaker bias, because it just happened under Hon. Robert Hall and we didn’t walk out. “We didn’t call the speaker biased. It was established, three times nobody responds, we move on.”

Noticeable signs of CTVT are usually seen on the dog’s genitals

Two prisoners make a run for it, one recaptured LAST Thursday, August 2, two prisoners left Her Majesty’s Prison for varying reasons, and only one returned. As reported by the Weekly News last week, an inmate had escaped from police custody while he was in the company of prison officials in the compound of the Providenciales Supreme Court. This week, this publication learned that he has still not been recaptured. New details about the escapee list his name as Dale Cook, a Jamaican national who arrived in the TCI illegally with a quantity of illegal drugs. Reports are that Cook escaped while still in handcuffs after he had just concluded a hearing for drug possession and illegal entry. He pled guilty to the charges.

Prison officers reportedly gave chase but were unable to catch the prisoner who ran into some hilly bushes aback of the court building. Reports, which police have not confirmed, are that the Jamaican man arrived with his illegal loot in the TCI but was swindled out of it by local drug dealers. Police and immigration officials were allegedly called on by the thieves and Cook was arrested and brought up on charges. The other escaped prisoner, name not provided, was a Haitian national. The man escaped out of a prison vehicle while he was on medical escort. He was swiftly run down, wrestled to the ground and then thrown back into the vehicle. He too is in prison for illegal entry into the territory. (Delana Isles)

Infectious dog disease is no threat to humans AN UNPLEASANT disease that is transferred from dog to dog through sexual contact has been identified in the TCI. However, it is curable and is of no threat to people, a statement from the Department of Agriculture said on Wednesday (August 8). Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumour (CTVT), also called TVT or Sticker’s Sarcoma, is a cancer that is transmitted mainly by sexual contact in dogs. It can also be transferred during childbirth, by a mother grooming her puppies and by social behaviours such as licking, sniffing or scratching.

“It poses no threat or risk to humans or any other animal species,” the department said. Noticeable signs of CTVT are usually seen on the genitals of the dog and can include: - Blood from the genitals. - Protrusion of a cauliflowerlike growth or tumour from the genitals. - Straining to urinate. - Disfigured or unusual swollen genitals. - Excessive licking of the genitals. It can also be seen on the face, mouth, nostrils and abdomen, however owners will need a veterinarians assistance to

diagnose these cases. The disease is treatable if diagnosed early. CTVT is commonly spread in areas where there are a roaming or stray dogs and among dogs that are not spayed or neutered. Cases have been found in Grand Turk, Salt Cay, South Caicos and suspected cases have been seen in Providenciales. Any sightings of stray or roaming animals with lesions can be reported to the Department of Agriculture at 16 Parade Avenue, Butterfield Square, Providenciales, or on 946-5801 or by email at agriculture@gov. tc


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High level meeting in Providenciales on illegal migration

Astwood hosts high level summit on illegal migration IN EFFORTS to arrest the growing problem of illegal migration, the Turks and Caicos Islands Government has convened a summit with past leaders and ministers. The event was hosted under the leadership of Hon. Sean Astwood, Deputy Premier and Minister of Border Control and Employment, at the Shore Club in Providenciales. Joining the deputy premier were past chief ministers and premiers, as well as former ministers of immigration and border control. Together they planned to

formulate an agreement for strategic approaches to effectively address and combat the challenges. They also aimed to agree to a pathway for the eventual stemming of illegal migration in the territory. The one day event was held on Thursday (August 9). Commenting on the event, Astwood said: “My ministry holds the main responsibility for migration and immigration, and continues to do its utmost to fight illegal migration, and in recent months have had numerous successes�.

Blue Hills roundabout expansion to open soon BY OLIVIA ROSE IN A BID to alleviate frustrating congestion in Downtown Providenciales, the newly expanded Blue Hills roundabout will soon be opened to the commuting public. Due to the difficulty experienced by motorists particularly during the morning rush hour, the previous Government actively sought solutions to the problem of traffic congestion at the Blue Hills roundabout.

A two-pronged solution was proposed, and the first phase of the project which saw the expansion and redesign of the entry to the Blue Hills roundabout is nearing completion. Although the project has been in the works since 2016, the Public Works Department on Wednesday (August 8) announced that effective Friday, August 17, Herzog Caribbean will be resurfacing the roundabout to reopen it to the public before the August 20 deadline. The project has seen the widening

He further stated that as a country the TCI remains aware that while it continues to carry out its operational mandate, there is a need for a strategic direction and sustainable programme in order to curb this issue in the long term. The deputy premier said that his ministry recognises the problems that exist with illegal migration in the Turks and Caicos Islands, with the increasing number of illegal sloops and persons overstaying their time in the islands. This, he said, has become

a national concern and has the potential to negatively impact the lives and businesses of all citizens and legal residents. The summit is said to be a bipartisan approach towards cooperation on this critical matter at the highest level. In recent months, the Department of Immigration has led numerous operations to capture illegal migrants. Through its Task Force Unit, it continues to mount joint operations with the police department and other

enforcement agencies, many of which have resulted in apprehensions of persons who are illegally entering, residing and working within the territory. Thursday’s meeting is another in a series of engagements with public stakeholders that the deputy premier has undertaken since coming to office. These meetings are, as his office describes them, a collaborative approach to addressing major immigration and migration issues in the territory. (Delana Isles)

Contractors resurface part of Millennium Highway in Providenciales

of Millennium Highway from two to four lanes at a point just before it approaches the Walkin Marine premises. This widening allows for an additional exit lane on Millennium Highway through to Leeward Highway. This new lane will allow for the separation of traffic going left up Leeward Highway from traffic travelling around the roundabout going into the Downtown area.

This is expected to significantly relieve congestion by allowing the free flow of traffic at that intersection. During this time, detours are being urged to avoid the active work zone. Traffic controllers and police assistance will be stationed at various locations to help give necessary directions to motorists thereby ensuring safe and efficient operations, according to the department.

The second of the two phases involves the development of an alternate road out of Blue Hills connecting into Kew Town. This second exit road out of Blue Hills will allow motorists to access the airport and southern regions of the island without having to negotiate the Blue Hills roundabout. The engineering design work for phase two of the project has already begun and work is expected to begin soon.


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Second jitney robber also jailed JITNEY robber Renaldo Clarke was recently sentenced to three years in prison by the chief justice. Clarke joins his nowconvicted co-accused Elvis Smith at the Grand Turk

penitentiary. The men will both serve the same sentence for a string of robberies they carried out on jitney hire car drivers in Providenciales during April 2017.

Dominican trio on trial for conspiring to rob murdered Gary Mead LAST week Monday, July 30, Justice Shiraz Aziz heard the matter of the three Dominican men who conspired to rob murdered casino owner Gary Mead on September 30, 2016. The men, Carlos Peña, Alexander Cuesta and Joselito Campusano, came up for mention in Grand Turk Supreme Court last week. The matter was then scheduled for trial sometime later this year. The men are accused of plotting together to rob Mead, whom Peña is also charged with gunning down, in the parking lot of the Slots-O-Fun casino, Airport Road, Providenciales, during the commission of the robbery.

Peña is also charged with robbing Mead of an undisclosed sum of money and items valued between $21,000 to $31,000 and possession of a firearm. Cuesta was charged with two counts of keeping a firearm and one count of keeping 10 rounds of ammunition. At the time of the men’s arrests, it was revealed that the firearm which Cuesta was charged with, fits the description of the gun court officials believe was stolen from Mead before he was killed. The defendants are represented by attorneys Glenda Clarke, Noel Skippings and Chal Missick, respectively.

Cortez Simmons for new trial in March 2019 A SUPREME Court judge will once again preside over the trial of convicted murderer Cortez Simmons in March 2019. Last December, Simmons won his appeal against the conviction and life sentence for the 2013 murder of Kaziah Burke. The appellate court thereby sent the case back to be retried. The Weekly News has been reliably informed that the new trial is slated to be tried by a judge alone, with no jury present. Trinidadian attorney Evans Welch will return to the Turks and Caicos Islands to act as special prosecutor to once again present the Crown’s case. Welch was the prosecutor responsible for Simmons’ first conviction in 2015 on a case built entirely on circumstantial evidence. That conviction was overturned by the appellate court on a technicality. Simmons was convicted on a jury

vote of 11 to 1 for the murder of the 25-year-old father on April 13, 2013, at Uncle Doe’s bar on Airport Road, Providenciales. Burke died on the scene from the eight gunshots inflicted on him from a 40-calibre weapon allegedly wielded by Simmons in an act of revenge. An autopsy of his body later revealed damage to several of his organs and arteries. The jury deliberated for some six hours before announcing its deadlock to the judge, who then sentenced the defendant to life in prison. Simmons was at the time represented by English criminal lawyers Roy Ledgister and Laurie Anne-Power of the UK based Bedford Row Law Chambers in London. The lawyers worked through local attorney Alvin Garland’s law firm at that time.

Accused child rapist denied right to be examined by his own psychiatrist CHIEF Justice Margaret RamsayHale has ordered that accused paedophile 36-year-old Kenrick Forbes be examined by a Government appointed psychiatrist. The decision sparked some contention between the judge and Forbes’ defence attorney Courtenay Barnett when the matter came up for mention in Grand Turk Supreme Court recently. The Five Cays man was first charged and taken before the Magistrate’s Court in May this year with the offences of unlawfully having intercourse with a child and indecently assaulting a child. He was granted bail in the sum of $10,000 but has since been unable to pay it, as such he remains an inmate at Her Majesty’s Prison. Forbes’ attorney has since

been petitioning the court for his client to be evaluated by a private psychiatrist with no affiliation to the Government. But those efforts proved futile, sparking some tension among the bench and the defence table when the attorney expressed his dissatisfaction with the ruling. Barnett then told the judge that he would be returning with the application for his client to be examined by a private doctor by way of a constitutional motion. The lawyer intends to challenge the legality of the chief justice’s decision to deny his client the right to be examined by a doctor of his choosing, with suggestions that his client’s constitutional rights would be violated were he to be examined by a Government appointed psychiatrist.

Hospitality worker charged with indecent assault of colleague LEVERN Dave Stewartson, an employee of a popular resort in Providenciales, has been charged with indecently assaulting a woman in a jitney hire car. Reports are that Stewartson and the young lady were both travelling in the same jitney to their different destinations when the incident occurred. During the car ride, the man

allegedly and without invitation, reached between the woman’s legs to grope her private area. The matter was reported to the police and Stewarton was arrested and subsequently charged. He has since pleaded not guilty to the charge before the Chief Justice and the matter has been adjourned for trial.

The matter has been adjourned to a later date.

Kevino ‘Bah’ Smith’s alleged killers for March 2019 trial LAST week two men charged with murder were told that they will be standing trial for their alleged crimes sometime in March 2019. Lamar Griffith and Conrad Thomas Jr are charged jointly with the murder of Kevino ‘Bah’ Smith. Smith’s dismembered remains were found discarded in a busy area in Breezy Brae, Grand Turk, in late April 2015 following an aggressive police search effort. The 25-year-old man had gone missing after last being seen having a heated confrontation with several people. The Weekly News has been reliably informed that the prosecution and the defence have both agreed to have the men tried in a judge only trial. Reports also state that the prosecution is seeking to have a special prosecutor possibly flown in to the Turks and Caicos Islands to handle the Crown’s case. The men are represented by attorneys Oliver Smith and Keith James.

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A reporter with 8 - 10 year’s experience in court and community reporting. Successful applicant must be committed, a good team player and one who is willing to work long hours. An exciting position for an unmarried man or woman who is seeking a career with an established on-island publication. Must have a driver’ s license, must be familiar with the computer and should have a working knowledge of photography. Salary will be based on experience. Apply to: The Editor, tcweeklynews@gmail,com (Sorry, no phone calls please.)


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Long term effects of smouldering garbage PART TWO Dear Editor This is a fearsome practice that will have long term implications for our residents, country and tourism industry. It lends to question the policies and practices of waste management in our country and how effective are these practices today, considering our citizens and the strain it places on the environ we must live in. Burning waste impacts all citizens, therefore we need to ensure the landfill is managed appropriately. The TCI environmental management team some time ago proposed several initiatives in expanding the solid waste programme in the TCI that would result in maximum benefits to citizens and visitors. These initiatives related to a national network of public drop offs, landfill general clean ups, composting programmes, abolishment of open dumps, converting waste to usable products and economic benefits for local contractors and investors. I implore the Government/

Ministry of Health/member of parliament and other representatives in authority to urgently review and ensure a stronger governance in ensuring these initiatives are executed and realised. Considering these mentioned initiatives, it provides the evidence that solid waste represents a major problem to our Government. As a developing society, the above mentioned should be instituted in not only infrastructural procedures but coupled with the use of technology to overcome barriers in the safe disposal of our countries refusals. Moving forward, environmental regulations, intelligently designed to protect the health and integrity of our ecosystems and human populations, must be given priority in preventing the need for costly remediation measures in the future. One such viable option I am proposing to combat waste reduction and disposal is incineration. Incineration’s waste reduction potential decreases anywhere between 80 to 95 percent in terms of waste volume. This appears to be an attractive option for our country seeing that

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we have a small land mass and are surrounded by water. There is a high financial start up and operational capital required to implement incineration facilities but it has been proven to be a major barrier to successful adoption in other developing countries. This high cost could be recouped through collaboration between the Government and FortisTCI in coupling incinerators with the energy recovery infrastructure. Generation of hot water and steam, to generate electricity or for heating applications in nearby residential sites is a possibility. Financially and practically, incineration seems at present a promising option for the TCI. Our islands and cays are scattered about, transportation of waste in selecting a centralised sanitary CONTINUED 

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Eddinton Powell, president and CEO of FortisTCI

First things first Dear Editor, Without responding to the specific merits and demerits (of which there are a few, of probably equal proportions) of Hon. Josephine Connolly’s letter in last week’s edition of the Weekly News, ‘Fuel factor or fool factor’, we would like to go on record publicly to say that we have pushed for negotiations and have engaged in such with three different governments since 2012, and with an equal number of their consultants, to modernise the electricity regulatory framework in the Turks and Caicos Islands on a

symbiotic basis for all stakeholders. This has been to no avail. We continue to stand ready to engage in any such entreaties from the Government, on a mutually beneficial basis. However, this cannot now be commingled or conflated with our rate variation application which stands on its own merits. So, first things first. Sincerely, Eddinton Powell President and CEO FortisTCI

COMMENTARY

Two hundred and forty-four million people THERE are a collective 244 million illegal immigrants in the world. They are from every corner of the earth. Immigrants leave their homes and places of birth because they are being suppressed. If not suppressed there are no opportunities in their home country for a reasonable life. Their country has failed them. The TCI is a place with potential. Potential sidetracked from 2003 to 2009 then overridden by our home country Britain which tries, without adequate information, to guide our Government. Despite this, life in the TCI seems attractive to our former trading partner, Haiti. The main reason we are targeted is our proximity to Hispaniola and Cape Haitian. Another reason is a well-

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David is a retired mobile hydraulic engineer and business executive. He has been married to Middle Caicos native Yvette Robinson Tapfer for 27 years and has lived in Conch Bar, Middle Caicos, since 2002. David formerly served as branch chairman of the PDM from 2008 to 2011

established Haitian community in Providenciales. Welcoming Haitians in contact with friends and family back in Haiti. More are encouraged to come every day. This same situation exists in the USA. Mexicans, Central and South Americans are in constant contact with relatives, legal and illegal in the United States. More come across the Rio Grande river every day. What is the solution to the plight of the 244 million? To the illegal

migration into the TCI, the USA and those nations which are reasonably run? In simple terms, it will take a two point programme. 1) Physically halt the ongoing illegal flow of immigrants. 2) Straighten out the failed countries so their citizens stay home and build their own democracies. The only short term solution is number one. Stop the flow. Return the illegals and set up a legal

immigration system, quotas and parameters for residency for every country. Certainly, we must allow people of personal means to come and reside with us. They will bring in their personal wealth and income. Why would we try to apply standards to this group that apply to the destitute who want to land, earn, then export their income. We could increase our GDP by more than three percent which is much less than the cost of inflation if we could stop sending millions back to Canadian private firms and Haiti. There is no doubt on who is responsible for the cost of halting illegal immigration. Britain, its governor and the British parliament are in denial. With the Foreign Affairs Committee looking into the workings or malpractice of the governor’s directors within the Foreign and

Commonwealth Office, we have an opportunity. Hundreds of letters complaining about the 2003 to 2009 administration brought the inquiry, the trial and soon the aftermath. Can we force Britain to deal with its own failures? Not unless we try. Then we have the issue of illegals residing here. It is not fair to those who immigrated and/or are working legally. They are paying the huge work permit fees, they are paying their NIB taxes, the benefits many may never collect. Once they reside in the TCI for ten years they must pay thousands for a permanent residency with the right to work. Who is responsible to instruct the police to pick up illegals? The governor of course!


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Greeks bearing gifts Dear Editor, ‘Beware of Greeks bearing gifts’ is a phrase that is normally used to refer to an act of charity that masks a hidden, destructive or hostile agenda. The People’s Republic of China has a current investment strategy that targets developing nations with borrowed money and ladens them with obscene amounts of debt for projects those countries can never repay. This causes the recipient country to drift into ‘debt traps’ that further increase China’s influence within that recipient country and allows China an opportunity to harvest the natural resources of that country for the benefit of China. A typical Chinese project in Jamaica - the Chinese proposed building a $1.5 billion deep water container port on islands in Jamaica using dredging and land reclamation to accommodate mega ships coming through the expanded Panama Canal. Diana McCaulay of the Jamaica Environment Trust said the plan would involve the destruction of Goat Island, including wetlands, coral reefs and the largest remaining area of intact dry limestone forest in Jamaica. It was being pursued, she said, with no discussion or transparency. China began emerging as a seafood power in the 1990s as rapid economic growth became the top priority in that country. But environmental experts say that headlong pursuit of higher gross domestic product has devastated Chinese water quality and endangered the country’s food supply. In Guangdong Province in southern China, fish contaminated with toxic chemicals like DDT are already creating health problems. Traces of malachite green, furacilinum and chloramphenicol have been picked up in retail samples of seafood by China’s National Food and Drug Administration (CFDA). Furacilinum, also known as nitrofuran or vitrocin, is an antibacterial agent. Chloramphenicol is an antibiotic used in the treatment of bacterial infections. Toxicity tests conducted by three departments in China under three different ministries all showed high mercury accumulation, heavy metals and flame retardants in locally produced fish. More than half of the rivers in

China are too polluted to serve as a source of drinking water. The biggest lakes in the country regularly succumb to harmful algal blooms. As water quality in China has declined, fish farmers have tried to fight off disease and calm stressed fish with an array of powerful, and often illegal, antibiotics and pesticides. Farmers routinely mix illegal veterinary drugs and pesticides into fish feed, which helps keep their stocks alive yet leaves poisonous and carcinogenic residues in seafood, posing unnecessary health risks and threats to consumers. China’s growth is now threatened by the two most glaring environmental weaknesses in China: acute water shortages and water supplies contaminated by sewage, industrial waste and agricultural runoff that includes pesticides. No one is more vulnerable to these health risks than the Chinese, because most of the seafood in China stays at home. But foreign importers are also worried. In recent years, the European Union and Japan have imposed temporary bans on Chinese seafood because of illegal drug residues. The United States has blocked imports of several types of fish this year after inspectors detected traces of illegal drugs linked to cancer. Environmental degradation, in other words, has become a food safety problem in China and scientists say the long term risks of consuming contaminated seafood in China will lead to higher rates of cancer, liver disease and other afflictions. China has no choice. In order to feed its own population, China must now begin farming the seas of other nations and there is probable cause to believe that the TCI is now on China’s radar behind Jamaica, Antiqua and Barbuda and the Bahamas. More potential for environmental disasters that the TCI does not need. Let us pray that the leaders of the Turks and Caicos Islands are smart enough not to be lured into surrendering the environmental assets and pure waters of the TCI in exchange for a life time of debt while foreigners loot our assets and rape, pillage and pollute the TCI environment. Everett Freeman, Providenciales

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Enforcement officers are tasked with effectively administering environmental protection laws

Enforcement officers get intensive training MORE than a dozen enforcement officers took part in one of two week long intensive training sessions this summer. The Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR) hosted the training in Providenciales from July 23 to 27 and in Grand Turk from July 30 to August 3. Topics included evidence collection and management, suspect interviewing and case file preparation. Enforcement officers are tasked with effectively administering the various environmental protection laws of the TCI. A Government statement on Thursday (August 9) said the DECR

was able to provide necessary training to all enforcement staff. “The completed training will significantly improve the quality of case files prepared by officers,” it added. “Their enhanced ability to conduct surveillance, collect evidence, interview witnesses and suspects will assist the department in reaching its objective to increase compliance.” Two experienced instructors with over 20 years’ law enforcement involvement from VPS Global Consultancy conducted the training. Delbinder Mehat and Vijay Singh have knowledge of the TCI’s laws

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landfill, instead of open dumps on each island, is evidently prohibitively expensive and time consuming. Reduction by incineration, along with sanitary disposal of the residue, would therefore be a useful alternative to traditional disposal methods, and has proven useful in neighbouring nations such as Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands. For solutions to be environmentally and economically sustainable, priorities need to be adjusted to give appropriate weight to the needs of all stakeholders in our country. Adopting an integrated approach using appropriate technology such as an incinerator is a major component to ensuring that community solid waste problems are addressed in a

manner which provides for the greatest common benefit. Moreover, there is a greater need to develop training and capacity building at every level in our communities beginning with all school children understanding the importance of waste management, the effects of poor waste management on the environment and public health, and the role and responsibilities of everyone in the waste management system. This will develop responsible citizens who regard waste as a resource opportunity and in turn reduce the nuisances on communities such as Wheeland which have been underserved for far too long. Dameko Dean, Providenciales

through work with agencies such as the Department of Public Prosecution and the TCI Integrity Commission. “Officers who participated in the exercise expressed gratitude for the training provided, stating that it was very insightful,” the statement said. “Practical sessions and the pace at which the training was delivered allowed all students to fully grasp teaching concepts.” The training was funded via the Professional Development Fund from the Deputy Governor’s Office.

Cop charged with theft A POLICE officer is facing possible jail time if found guilty of theft. On Thursday (August 9) police reported that cop Sergeant Winston Grant was arrested and charged with the offence of theft on August 2. Reports to this publication are that there is video surveillance indicating that Grant allegedly picked up someone’s wallet while at one of the IGA supermarkets in Providenciales earlier this year. He then walked into the store’s bathroom where he is alleged to have emptied the wallet of cash before leaving the store and discarding the wallet in the bushes outside. Grant appeared in the Providenciales Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday (August 7) this week. He was granted $3,000 bail and will appear in court again for a sufficiency hearing sometime soon. He has since been suspended from active duty from the Royal TCI Police Force.


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More than 40 volunteers from the USA, Canada, the UK, Jamaica and Australia hosted the clinic

Attendees are offered hypertension and glucose screening and full eye exams

Hundreds get eyesight overhaul during free clinic A TEAM of vision experts hosted a free five day eye clinic in Providenciales recently to improve the sight of hundreds of residents. The visiting professionals provided hypertension and glucose screening, full eye exams, sunglasses, reading glasses and prescription glasses to patients in need. It was all part of a joint project by The Sandals Foundation, USbased charity Great Shape!, the Community Fellowship Centre and the Ministry of Health and Human Services. Elanor Finfin Krzanowski, PR manager for Beaches and the Sandals Foundation, said: “We have touched and transformed so many lives with the ‘Eye Care’ clinic, from our senior citizens to children and everyone in between. “The human impact was incredible. I’m so happy that were able to secure a mission trip for Turks and Caicos and of course I

would be remiss if I didn’t say think you to our great partners.” In a press release on Wednesday (August 8) Steven Stern, director of the Great Shape!’s iCare project, said they had hoped to treat more than 1,000 patients over the five days. “We are grateful for the great sponsorship of Sandals Foundation and Beaches Resorts who enable us to perform our much-needed services through our long-time partnership,” he said. “The joy of receiving a pair of glasses and seeing properly for the first time in your life is powerful and life changing.” Stern added that a full pallet of supplies was shipped ahead of time to accommodate the outreach programme. The clinic was held at the Community Fellowship Centre Church on Leeward Highway from July 27 to August 3. Taking part were 42 volunteers

The visiting professionals provide sunglasses, reading glasses and prescription glasses

from the USA, Canada, the UK, Jamaica and Australia consisting of, among others, seven optometrists, an ophthalmologist, five registered nurses, and six opticians. Over the past nine years the Sandals Foundation has supported Great Shape! to provide free eye care, dental services, literacy and teacher training programmes to residents in several Caribbean islands. The foundation provided accommodation, meals,

transportation, communication and logistical support to all volunteers to make these missions possible. Heidi Clarke, executive director of the Sandals Foundation, said the expansion of the clinic to the TCI is another indication of the foundation’s commitment to supporting residents across the Caribbean. “We are very pleased to see the expansion of this much needed clinic to benefit even more people who are

in need of eye care services. “Healthcare is one of the basic needs of every human being and we are thrilled to bring this service to the residents of the Turks and Caicos Islands, some of whom might otherwise not have the opportunity or resources to get their eyes checked.” This was the project’s first vision clinic outside of Jamaica where they have served more than 29,000 residents over the past nine years.


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Highlights of the artist Jean Taylor’s June exhibition in London

Local artist Jean Taylor THE TURKS and Caicos Islands was recently in the spotlight at a Caribbean art show in London which featured acclaimed TCI artist Jean Taylor’s paintings. The CaribArt Project exhibition took place at the High Commission of Trinidad and Tobago in London between June 25 and 28. The exhibition saw the Caribbean being well represented, bringing together several pieces of art and artists from across the region to commemorate its rich culture in Europe. It included paintings, jewellery and ceramic works, all of which displayed the vibrancy and energy often associated with

this part of the world. The CaribArt Project was founded in 2015 by artistic director and artist Tricia Trotman-Maraj with the aim of sharing Caribbean art with the world. This year the exhibition was promoted under the theme, ‘My sugar island’ and was attended by various diplomats, high commissioners, mayors, art societies and media personalities from within and outside of the UK. The spacious first floor conference room of the high commission in London’s elegant Belgrave Square had its walls adorned with Caribbean works of art from artists with roots in countries like Dominica, Guyana,

Jamaica, St Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, as well as the Turks and Caicos Islands. Jean Taylor, whose work represented the TCI, called the experience a blessing from God. “I had recently returned from Philadelphia after participating in the African American history culture showcase which was a success, and I was feeling under the weather. “However, I began searching for an outlet to participate in another show when suddenly a pop up of ‘CaribArt calling for artists’ appeared on my computer screen. “I knew this was God telling me I will get this opportunity.”

Taylor said she then emailed the CaribArt Project her desire to participate in the show and invited them to visit her Facebook page. They loved her art work and gave her the opportunity to participate in the project exhibition, she recalled. She was then tasked with producing eight paintings for the show. “I had only a few weeks to produce all eight paintings,” she said. Those eight pieces included depictions of the Turks head cactus, the beach, underwater, flamingos, Three Mary Cays, Wades Green plantation, Grand Turk lighthouse, the TCI’s beautiful turquoise


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captivates London waters, iguanas, the cave and the people of the TCI. “It was challenging as I wanted to promote the natural beauty of my Islands, no abstracts just simply our unique and beautiful by nature Islands because we are known as ‘beautiful by nature’. “I wanted to show the visitors that came to the exhibition what makes our Turks and Caicos so beautifully unique. “Our Islands have so many distinct characteristics of which I was able to capture in my paintings,” she recounted. Taylor said that this enabled her to truly show off the TCI. She said she also enjoyed the opportunity

to bond with the other artists participating in the show, network with businesses as well as speak with the visiting dignitaries. The Trinidad and Tobago high commissioner in the UK, Orville London, was at the preview and particularly admired Taylor’s work becoming engrossed in her explanations of the various things, people and places depicted in her paintings. He also showed particular interest in the territory itself, Taylor said. The high commissioner for Dominica also visited the show and spoke with Taylor. Taylor has been painting for more than 25 years, having become interested in

drawing when she was a child. Growing up in Grand Turk she was captivated by its beauty - the lighthouse, the salt ponds and the turquoise sea which lie just a few yards from her home, nearby where roosters, chickens, donkeys and goats would stroll graciously along dirt roads glimmering with scattered salt. The colourful small wooden houses where children played and lived close by also captivated the local artist, all prompting her to sketch with crayon on paper and even on her house. She was encouraged in her artistic abilities by her parents, particularly her late mother.

She said it was her mother who taught her the art of multitasking and living with faith. Today, her paintings not only grace many homes, villas and resorts in the Turks and Caicos Islands – including the governor’s house ‘Waterloo’ in Grand Turk and the Parrot Cay resort –but also around the world. Taylor also strongly believes in giving back to the community especially the youths. As such, the artist will be teaching her skills and bringing out their artistic talent during summer art classes in Grand Turk and Providenciales in August.


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TCI celebrates 108 years of freedom BY OLIVIA ROSE IT HAS become a feature on Emancipation Day particularly for those of African descent to flock to the Cheshire Hall Plantation to take part in festivities organised by the Culture Department. This year was no different as Turks and Caicos Islanders descended onto the plantation on Wednesday, August 1, to celebrate the freedom of enslaved Africans who were uprooted from West Africa and brought to the Caribbean during the trans-Atlantic slave trade. The long-standing local tradition which was observed under the theme ‘Honouring the Ancestors: Celebrating the unbreakable spirit and tenacity of the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands’, saw several individuals and groups decked out in their African wear of assorted colours and patterns. Speaking at the event Dr Dellareese Higgs, education manager at Turks and Caicos National Trust, reminded those gathered of the sacrifices of their forefathers. She stressed the importance of paying homage to the ancestors who paved the way and left behind a legacy to be proud of. “This plantation should remind us of our ancestors who toiled on this

soil and created a history filled with pride and ingenuity in their quest for survival. We are the roots, the lineage of these great people.” The 200-year-old Cheshire Hall Plantation in Providenciales was both home and the place of work for thousands of plantation slaves in the 18th century. Higgs further encouraged participants as well as spectators from all over the TCI to continue to pursue self-development and respect for all cultures. The local commemoration of what is known throughout the Caribbean as ‘August Monday’ was observed through authentic African drumming, cultural dance, poetry, spoken word and local music. The celebration of 180 years of freedom was attended by Premier Sharlene Cartwright Robinson, Hon. Karen Malcolm, Minister of Education, Youth, Culture and Library Services, Hon. Ralph Higgs, Minister of Tourism, Environment, Heritage, Maritime and Gaming, and Pastor Goldston Williams. The event was coordinated by cultural enthusiast and artist David Bowen and executed through the collaboration of the Turks and Caicos National Trust, the Turks and Caicos Museum and the Department of Culture.

Beautiful ladies dressed in traditional wear at Cheshire Hall Plantation

Wednesday is the start of lobster season

LOBSTER will be for sale in shops and restaurants across the Turks and Caicos Islands from August 15 as this year’s season opens. The Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR) issued a reminder to fishing interests, restaurants and the general public in a statement on Tuesday (August 7). “The department would like to solicit the cooperation of fishers and purchasers in maintaining a healthy and sustainable lobster fishery,” it said. Restrictions relating to crawfish, as per the Fisheries Protection Ordinance, are listed below. Crawfish size restrictions are as follows: -When whole, a length of 3.25 inches measured from the front of the groove between the horns directly above the eyes, along the middle of the back to the rear edge of the back shell. -Or when the tail has been separated, a tail weight of five ounces whether processed or not.

Fishers are not to be in the possession of any egg-bearing crawfish. Fishers are not to remove eggs from egg-bearing crawfish. Fishers are not to take or be in possession of moulting or soft-shelled crawfish or crawfish in early stages of spawning (described as appearing ‘tarspotted’). Fishers are to ensure that the crawfish are landed unharmed and whole after being taken and landed at processing plants or at home, unless processed at sea as per the terms of the processing licence. “The department will continue to implement its enforcement and monitoring measures to support the recovery of the lobster fishery stock which will guide informed management decisions to ensure future sustainability of the industry,” the statement said. The DECR urged all responsible citizens to call the department on 338-4170 or email environment@gov.tc to report any violations. The season will close again on March 31, 2019.

Scores turn out to celebrate Emancipation Day in Providenciales

Chairing the event TCI cultural icon David Bowen


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Second set of interns join resort for summer A NEW group of interns from Marjorie Basden High School and TCI Community College have joined Sailrock Resort in South Caicos to learn about the hospitality industry first hand. The second annual Sailrock Summer Internship Programme began on July 9 and will end on August 24. It was designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge to real world situations while earning salaries. Sailrock’s human resources coordinator Stacey-Ann Wharton said the company is “extremely excited” to welcome the interns. “This is a very promising group of students and we look forward to assisting with their personal development over the next three weeks,” she said in a company press release on Thursday (August 9). Sherlean Pierre, Clajamessie Garcon, Jada-Wrae Kennedy, Alectra Seymour, Joanna Pierre, Nicaury Lightbourne, and Ravyn Cooke were each chosen after an intense selection process. Salutatorian and head girl Sherlean Pierre is participating for the second year as a food and beverage/kitchen intern. She said: “After experiencing being a Sailrock Intern last summer, I was attracted to the Sailrock Summer Internship Programme again because of the opportunity to serve others and to further strengthen my communication skills. “Sailrock is growing South Caicos’ hospitality industry, which will drive the economy, develop the island, and provide more job opportunities.” Clajamessie Garcon, who graduated from Marjorie Basden High School with the third highest GPA, is working as the housekeeping intern. She said she wanted to learn more about the tourism and hospitality industries.

Nicaury Lightbourne, Sherlean Pierre, Ravyn Cooke, Clajamessie Garcon, Alectra Seymour, Joanna Pierre and Jada-Wrae Kennedy

“I’m looking forward to developing my leadership skills, as well as my abilities to handle realworld situations in the best manner possible.” Fourth former Jada-Wrae Kennedy is working as a front desk and reservations intern. She applied to Sailrock Resort in order to learn more about the hospitality and tourism industries first hand.

“I’m looking forward to meeting my co-workers, as well as developing my communication skills through interacting with guests,” she said. Housekeeping intern Alectra Seymour said her internship with Sailrock Resort will help her to achieve her long term career goals by giving her exposure to the work world and developing her transferrable skills. Fourth form student Joanna Pierre

is working as a food and beverage/ kitchen intern. She said the programme attracted her because she enjoys learning and she is looking forward to gaining experience in cooking and preparing full course meals. Front desk and reservations intern Nicaury Lightbourne explained that the “beauty and peacefulness” of Sailrock Resort attracted her. “I’m looking forward to applying

everything that I’ve learned from classes to real-world situations,” she said. Ravyn Cooke of Turks and Caicos Islands Community College is working as the cost control intern. She said: “As an aspiring human resources professional, I’m excited to join South Caicos’ newest luxury resort and experience what it is like to be a part of a growing development.”

Residents urged to apply for further education scholarship “AMBITIOUS, professional, forward thinking” residents are being encouraged to apply for a Chevening Scholarship to take part in further study in the United Kingdom. Applications are being accepted now from any talented professional in the public or private sector that wants to study for a one year master’s degree. Scholarships will be awarded to those with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds, a statement from the Governor’s Office said on Tuesday (August 7).

Full financial support will be given for study of an eligible master’s degree at any UK university. The TCI has been successful in having five talented individuals awarded this scholarship in the past four years. Governor John Freeman said: “We are looking for ambitious, professional, forward-thinking leaders from any walk of life. “There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ Chevening scholar, but one thing that all of our previous scholars have in common is that they were bold enough to step

forward and apply.” He said that those chosen for the scholarship will receive a “first rate UK education” which can open doors in their career. They will also become part of the global Chevening alumni network full of dynamic influencers who have shared the same experience and can offer mentorship, advice and contacts. “There is a lot to potentially gain from submitting a thoughtful application,” the governor said, “so if you or someone you know has what it takes to be a Chevening scholar, I would encourage you

to apply before the November 6 deadline.” Chevening Scholarship applicants must: -Be a citizen of a Cheveningeligible country and return there for a minimum of two years after completing their scholarship. -Have completed an undergraduate degree. -Have at least two years’ work experience. -Be able to meet the Chevening minimum English language requirement. -Be able to obtain the correct visa and receive an unconditional

offer from a UK university. The Chevening Scholarship offers a monthly stipend, travel to and from the applicant’s country, a thesis or dissertation grant and tuition fees. Applicants should read the online guidance and be able to demonstrate how they meet the Chevening selection criteria before submitting an application. Further details are available at www.chevening.org/apply The UK’s flagship scholar programme is supported by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.


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By Sabrina Elizabeth Sabrina Elizabeth Green is director of the TCI Human Rights Commission. The commission is located at Cabot House, Suite 104, Leeward Highway, Providenciales, and can be reached on 941-5343, 941-5737 or by email at tcihumanrights@tcihrc.tc

Your automatic right to a birth certificate YOUR RIGHT TO A NATIONALITY THE INTERNATIONAL Convention on Civil and Political Rights protects your right to a nationality, but doesn’t it seem strange that this is necessary? How often do we think about what it means to have a ‘nationality’? We may be proud patriots of the Turks and Caicos Islands who celebrate Emancipation Day, National Heroes Day and the National Heritage Day, we may be vocal in island politics and cast our vote in national elections but while we are proud of our nationality why do we need it protected by international treaties? WHY IS NATIONALITY IMPORTANT? Our nationality is important not only because it makes us a part of something greater than ourselves but also because it confers specific responsibilities on the Government to afford us specific protections. People who have no nationality are considered to be ‘stateless’ and stateless people lack these protections. Your nationality is a means to obtaining your passport so that you can travel, it provides you with the right to have a bank account or hold property and it provides you with consular or embassy protection whilst you are abroad. Simply put, if you are a citizen of the Turks and Caicos Islands then your Government has a responsibility to ensure that your rights are protected, and this responsibility applies whether you are living at home or abroad. A person without a nationality has none of these protections and as a consequence are most likely to fall foul of human traffickers or be held in domestic servitude. STATELESSNESS Although it is possible to lose your nationality as an adult, it is unusual and generally stems from circumstances involving civil war or government sponsored discrimination against minorities. The most common path to statelessness begins with the lack of a birth certificate.

A birth certificate does not necessarily confer upon a child the nationality of the place that child was born but it is their pathway to a nationality, generally through the nationality of one of their parents. BIRTH CERTIFICATES In the Turks and Caicos Islands any child born on our soil has a right to a birth certificate under the law and it is the responsibility of the parent to make that application utilising the documentation that the hospital is required to send to the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages. The process is relatively straight forward and cannot be refused as long as the relevant documentation has been submitted. The Turks and Caicos Islands Constitution Order 2011 Part One protects all inhabitants of the islands from discrimination and as such your birth certificate cannot be refused on the basis of ethnicity or your economic standing. INTERNATIONAL TREATIES The International Convention on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) states in article 24: ‘Every Child shall have the right to a Nationality’. The Convention on the Rights for the Child (CRC) also clearly recognised the importance of identity and nationality and indicates in Article Seven that all children should be provided protection against statelessness, further indicating that: -The child shall be registered immediately after birth and shall have the right from birth to a name, the right to acquire a nationality, and as far as possible the right to know and be cared for by his/her parents. -Government shall ensure the implementation of these rights in accordance with their national laws, policies and regulations and their obligations under the relevant international instruments in this field, in particular where the child would otherwise be stateless. In the Turks and Caicos Islands this commitment is adhered to under the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages Ordinance 2014. Should you feel that your right to obtaining a birth certificate has been infringed upon, we urge to visit the office of the Turks and Caicos Islands Human Rights Commission.

Cordyline

THE HAWAIIAN ti plant, also known as ti or the Hawaiian good luck plant, is technically classified as Cordyline terminalis. There are about 20 species of Cordyline. It is in the Asparagaceae family but some experts have placed the genus in the Agavaceae family. Cordyline is a native of east Asia and it is one of the most popular indoor potted plants. Some selections of Cordyline plant are used extensively as cut florist greens because they are among the most colourful foliage plants. Many of the small plants used in small combination planters are started from seed and are highly variable in colour, from green to deep maroon, to pink and variegated. But Cordylines show off their best colour during cooler weather, a real boon for our winter tourists. You can propagate Cordyline plants by three methods: seed germination, rooting of cuttings, including cane and finishing micro-cuttings or plugs (from tissue culture laboratories). But the most common and easy way to propagate is terminal stem cuttings (tips) which are directly stuck in the pots. The most common complaint about Cordylines is that

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eventually they can grow tall and leggy, with thin bare trunks called canes and foliage only on top. To encourage a fuller look at varying levels, prune during warm summer weather. To do this, cut off a cane at a lower height and it will usually sprout a new head or two from the sides of the cut. Rather than chopping off the heads of all the canes at once, cut the tallest one first. After it sprouts new growth, do the next tallest one. This way some foliage is visible while you’re pruning the plant. Plant each cutting back into the ground near the base of the original plant (or start it in a container) - most will root and grow. In some cases, the openness of bare canes can create an interesting silhouette. But if you prefer to camouflage them, use Cordylines and Dracaenas as backdrop plants or use low spreading plants to hide a bit of the legginess. When planting add top soil or organic peat humus to the hole when you plant, especially if the area is very sandy and dry.

These plants don’t like to stay wet so give them regular irrigation with time to dry out a bit between watering. Fertilise twice a year (spring and fall) with a good quality granular fertiliser. Don’t overfertilise these plants. The major pests of this plant include fungus gnats, mealybugs, mites, scales, and thrips. mealybug, mite and scale infestations are typically the result of a pest infestation of those insects in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The mealybugs appear as white, cottony masses in leaf axils on the lower surfaces of leaves and on the roots. Honeydew and sooty mould are often present and infested plants become stunted. With severe infestations plant parts begin to die. To control a mealybug infestation is very challenging. Use a hose and spray with water to remove mealybugs from the plant and then use a systemic product.


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Cayman Islands, British Territories gain support for UK constitutional change Jean Henry Ceant is a one-time notary by profession and former presidential candidate (2016).

Haiti’s president chooses Jean Henry Ceant as country’s next PM HAITIAN President Jovenel Moise said Sunday he had picked Jean Henry Ceant, 61, to be his next prime minister. Moise unveiled his choice following two days of intense negotiations with leaders of both houses of Parliament, three weeks after riots against rising fuel prices wreaked havoc in Port-au-Prince. “After consultations with the Presidents of the two branches of Parliament, I made the choice of citizen @jeanhenryceant as new Prime Minister,” the president said on Twitter. A one-time notary by profession and former presidential candidate in 2016, Ceant leads a political organisation called Renmen Ayiti. If he wins approval from Parliament, he will be Moise’s second prime minister.

Deadly violence hit the Caribbean country last month during mass protests sparked when the government announced major fuel price hikes -- 38 percent for gasoline, 47 percent for diesel and 51 percent for kerosene. The early July demonstrations in the capital Port-au-Prince and other cities saw streets blocked with barricades of debris and burning tires. At least four people were killed as dozens of shops were looted and burned and cars were set ablaze. In a quick about-face the government called off the planned price increases. Former prime minister Jack Guy Lafontant – a physician who had little political experience before taking office in February 2017 – had faced widespread criticism even before the spasm of violence.

Almost 11,000 Haitians were either deported or turned back in July.

More than 80,000 Haitians deported or turned back in 7 months from DR THE Directorate General of Migration (DGM) reported that 10,832 foreigners in irregular migration situation, had been deported to Haiti or returned to the border in July 2018, bringing to just over 80,000, the number of Haitians deported and not admitted to the Dominican territory since the beginning of the year (7 months). More than 3,700 Haitians with irregular immigration status were deported following dozens of migratory control operations across the country and more than 7,000 were turned back at the border with Haiti as they tried to enter illegally on Dominican territory.

Note that a small number of foreigners of other nationalities (Brazil, China, Colombia, Hungary, Pakistan, Sweden, Venezuela and Vietnam) were also arrested in an irregular migration situation and were subjected to expulsion with the authorities of their country of origin. With regard to the official and legal movement of persons at the land border, the DGM indicates that during the month of July, 24,133 entries and 20,133 exits were recorded, mainly at the Jimani border post where the largest flow of information was reported. people, followed by the border posts of Dajabón, Elías Piña and Pedernales.

THE Cayman Islands and other British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean are gaining support for their goal of making a constitutional change in respect to how all British Overseas Territories are governed. Four members of the UK Parliament, Andrew Rosindell, Henry Smith, Colonel Robert Stewart and Martin Vickers, visited the Cayman Islands this weekend to offer their support. Describing the management as “a bit of a muddle,” the group, who were representing the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Cayman Islands and was invited to the Caribbean country by the government, stressed the need for equality spanning the entire “British family.” All of the Conservative MPs said they were not in favour of the recent

UK amendment to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill. They raised concerns about the threat to the autonomy of the territories with the imposition of an order-in-council, if that was to happen, according to Caribbean News Now. “Transparency is very important, but what is also important is a level playing field and fairness between the UK and the Cayman Islands,” said Smith. “With the current legislation, we don’t have that. I don’t think it recognizes all the work that has been done and the law that exists in the Cayman Islands already. It’s not a very well thought through piece of legislation.” He went on to describe the discrepancies between the British government and its overseas territories as being “untidy and needs

further revision.” Their invitation to the islands was based on their support in the islands’ struggle to prevent the establishment of a public register for beneficial owners by amending the constitution. The U.K. Parliament approved, in May, the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, which aims to combat money-laundering. However, the new legal measures, which will adversely affect the financial services of its former colonies or current overseas territories in the Caribbean, has been condemned by the Caribbean Community, or Caricom, associate members – Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands (BVI), Cayman Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands – and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States. (Telesurtv.net)

Bahamas: Shanty town residents’ joy at injunction on evictions SHANTY town residents expressed joy this week at a Supreme Court injunction barring the Minnis administration from moving ahead with its August 10 deadline eviction deadline for unregulated New Providence communities. Despite the injunction, the government is pushing ahead with surveys of shanty towns in the Family Islands. On Tuesday, Labour Minister Dion Foulkes underscored to reporters the injunction only applies to the shanty towns in New Providence, adding task forces on Family Islands are either being established or already underway. Supreme Court Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson granted the interlocutory injunction blocking evictions and service disconnections on Saturday, during a telephone conference with Attorney General Carl Bethel and human rights attorney Fred Smith, QC. For residents of a shanty town off Cowpen Road, the court’s decision was welcome news as many claimed they did not have the money to move out of the community. A man who identified himself only as Fenol, who has lived in that community for 22 years, said he already rented a house and moved his belongings in preparation for the deadline. However, Fenol was still pleased that the other residents have more time, in light of the eviction deadline b eing put on hold. “Yea that’s better,” he said, speaking in broken English. “If (the

A New Providence shanty town.

government) don’t (make it) August 10, I am very happy because…I think some people (still needed time). “Some people don’t have (enough) money to rent house…Plenty people already moved. Because they think (the evictions) will happen for sure, August 10.” Walking through the shanty town, Fenol directed this newspaper to a group of men gathered in the centre of the community. The men, both residents and friends of residents, all expressed their appreciation for the injunction. A Haitian-Bahamian resident, who wished to be identified as “Horse”, referenced the impact the injunction would have on families, especially with the new school year approaching. “I glad the people postponed all of

this, because people gotta buy school clothes and all kinds of other things, man,” he told The Tribune. “Some more time, that’s a good thing for the people still.” The resident said he has lived in the community his whole life. He added that he had “no intentions” of moving, regardless of the deadline. “I born here. I ain’t got nowhere to go. I was waiting.” When asked if he was waiting to see what happened, “Horse” replied: “See what happen? I feel like I wasn’t going nowhere. Point, blank, period.” Another man who goes by “Caesar”, said he has been spending time in the community for years. He described the injunction as “fair”, both from a moral and legal perspective.


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Why the flooding in Grenada is a clear reminder of its vulnerability to climate change GRENADA is still tallying the damage after heavy rainfall last week resulted in “wide and extensive” flooding that once again highlights the vulnerability of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to climate change. Officials here say extreme weather events like in 2004 and 2005 are still fresh in the minds of residents. Rising sea levels are leading to an erosion of coastlines, while hurricanes and tropical storms regularly devastate crucial infrastructure. For three hours, between 9 am and 12 noon on Aug. 1, a tropical wave interacting with the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone, lingered over the island, dumping several inches of rain, which resulted in rapidly-rising flood waters. The Maurice Bishop International Airport Meteorological Office recorded six inches of rain over the three-hour period, and officials said the interior of the island received significantly more rainfall. No recording of the island’s interior was immediately available. “The flooding was wide and extensive,” senator Winston Garraway, minister of state in the ministry of climate resilience, told IPS. “St. David and St George

Natural disasters do extensive damage to the topography of the Caribbean.

Climate change could have devastating consequences for St Lucia Grenada is still tallying the damage after heavy rainfall last week resulted in “wide and extensive” flooding. (Courtesy: Desmond Brown)

[parishes] were badly impacted and we have decided that both areas will be disaster areas.” In St. David, Garraway said there were 60 landslides, and these have impacted on the road network in the parish which is the country’s main agriculture zone. A total of nine homes in both parishes have been badly affected

and families had to be relocated, Garraway said, adding that disaster officials are looking at either demolishing and rebuilding or relocating homes. “The national stadium took a bad beating from the flood waters and this is likely to impact on activities going forward in the immediate future,” Garraway said.

Former Barbados government minister indicted in US for laundering bribe money FORMER Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development in Barbados, Donville Inniss, has been indicted in the United States for allegedly laundering just over US$36,000 in bribes he received from an unnamed insurance company in his home country. The three-count indictment was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn, charging Inniss, a member of the former Democratic Labour Party (DLP) government which was ousted in the May general elections, with conspiracy to launder money and money laundering. The charges stem from his acceptance of bribes from a Barbadian insurance company in 2015 and 2016 when he was a public official. The 52-year-old Inniss, who was a legal permanent resident of the United States residing in Tampa, Florida and Barbados during the time of the charged conspiracy, was arrested last Friday and was arraigned today before US Magistrate Judge Julie Sneed in the Middle District of Florida at the federal courthouse in Tampa, a statement from the US Department of Justice said. He was

Donville Inniss has been indicted on money laundering charges.

released on a US$50,000 bond. According to the indictment, between August 2015 and April 2016, Inniss engaged in a scheme to accept US$36,536.73 in bribes from high-level executives of an insurance company headquartered in Barbados and launder that money through the United States. The insurance company was not named, but the indictment stated that the identity of the company—which offered various financial products, including

individual life, health and casualty insurance—is known to the grand jury. In exchange for the bribes, Inniss leveraged his position as the Minister of Industry to cause the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC), over which he had responsibility, to renew two contracts with the insurance company. One contract was for US$16,536.73 and the other was US$20,000. In furtherance of the scheme, the indictment stated, three Barbados company executives caused the company’s majority shareholder, an insurance company in Bermuda, to make bribe payments to Inniss through a US bank account in the name of the New York dental company, which had no actual business with the Barbados company. Executives of the insurance company transferred the funds to the dental company using an invoice falsely claiming that the payments were for consulting services. A friend of Inniss, identified in the indictment as co-conspirator one, was the authorized representative of the New York dental company bank account.

The Caribbean island nation of St Lucia is home to more than 2,000 native species — of which nearly 200 species occur nowhere else in the world. Though less than 616 square kilometres in area, the island is exceptionally rich in animals and plants. St Lucia’s best-known species, the endangered Amazon parrot, is recognised by its bright green plumage, purple forehead and dusty red-tipped feathers. But a major conservation organisation warns that climate change and a lack of care for the environment could have devastating consequences for St Lucia’s healthy ecosystems and rich biodiversity.

Sean Southey chairs the Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). He told IPS that urgent action is needed to safeguard the eastern Caribbean island nation’s biodiversity, which is under constant threat. Other species of conservation concern include the pencil cedar, staghorn coral and St Lucia racer. The racer, confined to the nine-hectare island of Maria Major, is thought to be the world’s most threatened sake. Also at risk are mangrove forests and low-lying freshwater wetlands, Southey said.

President of the Economic and Social Council, Inga Rhonda King.

Vincentian diplomat elected president of UN body ST. VINCENT and the Grenadines’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations has been elected to lead the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and she says she intends to make the year ahead “a defining” one for the body that leads the UN’s ambitious drive for sustainable economic, social and environmental development. “It promises to be a defining year, which could help set a new course for the work of the Council and the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) held under its auspices,” ECOSOC President Inga Rhonda King said

after being voted in as the body’s 74th president. Calling it an honour to serve, she thanked the Council members and asked for their help moving forward so that ECOSOC and the HLPF could live up to expectations. She paid special tribute to the current president, Marie Chatardova, whose leadership and vision King said she would continue to rely and build on, with its emphasis on inclusion and participation. The envoy listed a revived ECOSOC as one of her main priorities.


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Puerto Rican government acknowledges hurricane death toll of 1,427

Mr Johnson has rejected calls to apologise for saying people wearing burkas looked like “letter boxes” or “bank robbers”, in a Daily Telegraph column in which he also argued against a ban on full-face veils.

Johnson facing Tory investigation over burka comments BORIS Johnson is facing a possible investigation into breaches of the Conservative Party code of conduct. The party has received dozens of complaints about the ex-foreign secretary’s comments about Muslim women wearing burkas. The complaints will be looked at by an independent panel which could refer Mr Johnson to the party’s board, which has the power to expel him. The party declined to comment on the details of the investigation. A Conservative Party spokesman said: “The code of conduct process is strictly confidential.” A source close to Mr Johnson offered no comment. Mr Johnson has rejected calls to apologise for saying people wearing

burkas looked like “letter boxes” or “bank robbers”, in a Daily Telegraph column in which he also argued against a ban on full-face veils. Critics have accused him of stoking Islamophobia to boost his Tory leadership ambitions but his supporters have said he was speaking up for “liberal values”. It comes as a watchdog which advises ex-ministers on taking new jobs ruled that Mr Johnson broke ministerial rules by taking up his weekly column at the Telegraph without consulting it first. The Conservative Party has been accused of not doing enough to tackle anti-Muslim prejudice in its ranks, despite an initiative to boost tolerance and diversity.

THE government of Puerto Rico has quietly acknowledged in a report posted online that in all likelihood more than 1,400 people died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria — a figure that is more than 20 times the official death toll. Hurricane Maria cut through the island on Sept. 20, knocking out power and initially killing about a dozen people. The government’s official count eventually swelled to 64, as more people died from suicide, lack of access to health care and other factors. The number has not changed despite several academic assessments that official death certificates did not come close to tallying the storm’s fatal toll. But in a draft of a report to Congress requesting $139 billion in recovery funds, scheduled for official release on Thursday, the Puerto Rican government admits that 1,427 more people died in the last four months of 2017 compared with the same time frame in the previous year. The figures came from death registry statistics that were released in June, but which were never publicly acknowledged by officials on the island. “Although the official death count from the Puerto Rico Department of Public Safety was initially 64, the toll appears to be much higher,” said the report, titled “Transformation and Innovation in the Wake of Devastation.” In another section, it said: “According to initial reports, 64 lives were lost. That estimate was later revised to 1,427.”

Hundreds of pairs of shoes in San Juan, P.R., paid tribute to the victims of Hurricane Maria. The storm’s official death toll of 64 has not yet been changed.

The government was widely criticised for undercounting the number of people who died on the island as the power outage stretched for months, causing deaths from diabetes and sepsis to soar. Many people died from lack of access to hospitals, or because there was no power to run the machines they used to breathe. After a New York Times analysis in December showed that even the preliminary data from the Demographic Registry of Puerto Rico indicated that hurricane-related deaths may have risen to 1,052, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló commissioned a study from George Washington University’s school of public health. The report is expected to be released

this month. “We definitely acknowledge this is a realistic estimate,” Pedro Cerame, a spokesman for the Puerto Rican government’s Federal Affairs Administration, said of the numbers in the upcoming report to Congress. “We don’t want to say it out loud or publicise it as an official number. The official number will come, and it could be close. But until we see the study, and have the accuracy, we won’t be able to recognise the number as official.” Mr. Cerame acknowledged that the final version of the report hedges the language to say that the additional deaths “may or may not be attributable” to the storm; the 1,427 figure was also deleted from a chart.

Willow Creek: Church leaders quit over sexual misconduct scandal Venezulan president Nicolas Maduro was unharmed in the attack.

Venezuela seeks US extradition of alleged drone attack mastermind THE Venezuelan government is seeking the extradition of one of its citizens living in the U.S. whom it accuses of masterminding the alleged drone attack against President Nicolas Maduro nearly a week ago. Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza told reporters Wednesday he’d reached out to the U.S. embassy in Caracas to help obtain the extradition of Osman Delgado Tabosky, who lives in Miami, Florida. Maduro, who was unharmed when a drone purportedly carrying explosives when off in front of him while he spoke at a military ceremony in Caracas, has accused

Delgado Tabosky of financing the alleged attack, the Miami Herald reported. Six people have been arrested on charged of being the executors of the alleged attack – including two opposition lawmakers. Investigators have linked a total of 19 people to the attack, Chief Prosecutor Tarek William Saab said Wednesday. The country’s pro-government constitutional assembly stripped Julio Borger and Juan Requesens, who have sets in the oppositioncontrolled legislature, of their immunity from prosecution on Wednesday.

THE leaders at one of the biggest megachurches in the US have quit over a sexual misconduct scandal that has already claimed its founder. A statement from elders at the Willow Creek church said a “new start” was needed, and that they should have handled the allegations better. Bill Hybels stepped down earlier this year after accusations of inappropriate conduct emerged. He has denied the allegations but said he had become a distraction. With more than 25,000 members and locations in Chicago, Willow Creek is thought to be the fifth largest megachurch in the US. Megachurches are defined as congregations with regular weekly attendance of at least 2,000 persons. Several women have come forward with accusations against Mr Hybels dating back to the 1990s.

Bill Hybels seen as he announced his resignation to shocked churchgoers.

Earlier this year, the Chicago Tribune and Christianity Today both detailed allegations that he had made unwanted advances and suggestive comments to church members. Church leaders were reportedly told four years ago that Mr Hybels was having an affair with one woman and was accused of harassment by

others. An internal investigation cleared him of wrongdoing. But in April, after the allegations went public, Mr Hybels said he would step down, months ahead of his planned retirement date in October this year. His announcement brought gasps from his congregation.


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World News Indonesia earthquake death toll soars past 300 amid another strong aftershock THE Indonesian island of Lombok was shaken by a third big earthquake in little more than a week Thursday as the official death toll from an earlier quake topped 300. The strong aftershock, measured at magnitude 5.9 by the U.S. Geological Survey, caused panic, damage to buildings, landslides and injuries. It was centered in the northwest of the island and didn’t have the potential to cause a tsunami, Indonesia’s geological agency said. Videos showed rubble strewn across streets and clouds of dust enveloping buildings. In northern Lombok, some people leaped from their vehicles on a traffic-jammed road while an elderly woman standing in the back of a pickup truck wailed “God is Great.” An Associated Press reporter in the provincial capital Mataram saw people injured by the tremor and a hospital moved patients outside. The aftershock had caused more “trauma,” said national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. Wiranto, Indonesia’s top security minister, told reporters the death toll from Sunday’s magnitude 7.0 quake had risen to 319. The announcement came after an inter-agency meeting was called to resolve wildly different figures from different agencies. Grieving relatives were burying their dead and medics tended to people whose broken limbs hadn’t

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has presented negotiators to North Korean multiple times over the past two months. Rescue workers and soldiers search through the rubble for earthquake victims in Lombok, Indonesia.

yet been treated in the day since the quake. The Red Cross said it was focusing relief efforts on an estimated 20,000 people yet to get any assistance. In Kopang Daya village in the hard-hit Tanjung district of north Lombok, a distraught family was burying their 13-year-old daughter who was struck by a collapsing wall and then trampled when the quake Sunday caused a stampede at her Islamic boarding school. Villagers and relatives prayed outside a tent where the girl’s body lay inside covered in a white cloth. “She was praying when the earthquake happened,” said her uncle Tarna, who gave a single name. “She

was trying to get out, but she got hit by a wall and fell down. Children were running out from the building in panic and she was stepped on by her friends,” he said. Thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed in Sunday’s quake and more than 150,000 people are homeless. The earlier earthquakes also left cracks in walls and roofs, making the weakened buildings susceptible to collapse. “People are always saying they need water and tarps,” said Indonesian Red Cross spokesman Arifin Hadi. He said the agency has sent 20 water trucks to five remote areas, including one village of about 1,200 households.

Yemen war: Saudi-led air strike on bus kills 29 children AT LEAST 29 children have been killed and 30 wounded in a Saudiled coalition air strike in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross says. The children were travelling on a bus that was hit at a market in Dahyan, in the northern province of Saada. The health ministry run by the rebel Houthi movement said put the death toll at 43, and said 61 people were wounded. The coalition, which is backing Yemen’s government in a war with the Houthis, said its actions were “legitimate”. It insists it never deliberately targets civilians, but human rights groups have accused it of bombing markets, schools, hospitals and residential areas. Yemeni tribal elders told the Associated Press that the bus was hit as it passed through Dahyan market and that it was transporting local

The Red Cross said a hospital it supports in Saada had received dozens of casualties.

civilians, including many school children. The charity Save the Children said it had been told by its staff that the children were on their way back to school from a picnic when the driver of their bus stopped to get a drink.

The vehicle was stationary when the attack happened, it added. The ICRC said a hospital it supported in Saada had received the bodies of 29 children, all of them under the age of 15, and 48 injured people, among them 30 children.

Pompeo told North Korea to cut its nuclear arsenal by 60 to 70 percent THE Trump administration has presented North Korea with a formal timeline for starting the process of denuclearization — and Pyongyang has rejected it several times. It shows that even after months of talks, Washington and Pyongyang have made little progress toward ending the North Korean nuclear threat. The details of the US-proposed timeline, which have not previously been reported, are as follows: North Korea hands over 60 to 70 percent of its nuclear warheads within six to eight months; the US or a third party — likely another country — takes possession of them and removes them from North Korea. It’s unclear what concessions, if any, the US would offer in exchange beyond sanctions relief or removing North Korea from the state sponsors of terrorism list. According to two people familiar with the discussions, this is the plan that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has presented to North Korean negotiators multiple times over the past two months. But each time, the North Korean negotiators, led by Kim Yong Chol — a top aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un — have turned down Pompeo’s proposal. Further complicating matters, North Korea hasn’t yet disclosed to the United States exactly how many nuclear bombs it even has. So even if North Korean negotiators did agree to the US timeline and handed over what it says is 60 to 70 percent of its arsenal, it would be difficult to verify that. Indeed, one source told me that Pompeo’s main goal in this stage of the negotiations is merely to get North Korea to officially disclose how many nuclear weapons it possesses, and has pressed the North Koreans to fully account for its warhead total. On June 30, the Washington

Post reported that US intelligence officials believe the Kim regime will not give up its nuclear stockpile and is looking to conceal the number of nuclear weapons it has; some estimates hover around 65. The White House did not deny that Pompeo has made the request repeatedly and referred me to the State Department for comment. The State Department did not immediately return a request for comment. But this timeline — and the North Koreans’ rejection of it — tracks with previous reporting about the negotiations, including from the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Japanese newspaper the Asahi Shimbun. Not all North Korea experts I spoke to think the US offer is a good one, but some do. “This makes a lot of sense for both sides,” said Michael Fuchs, a top Asia official at the State Department from 2013 to 2016. “If you’re the Trump administration, you want a very clear, upfront down payment.” North Korea might agree to the 60 to 70 percent warhead handover, or something close to it — as long as it gets something substantive in return, continued Fuchs, who is now at the left-leaning Center for American Progress think tank in Washington. “I can imagine a world where the North Koreans agreed to do this,” he said. Sources tell me that North Korean negotiators have started to sour on Pompeo because he keeps repeating the request despite the multiple rejections. America’s unchanging position may explain North Korea’s increasing frustration with the US. In May, Washington and Pyongyang ended their negotiations two hours early, despite Pompeo’s public insistence that both sides made “good progress.”


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Science & Technology Exercise may be the best protection against aging, according to new research

Men lost more weight than women during the calorie cut.

Study shows men may benefit more than women from cutting calories THERE is new research on how diets may work differently in men and women. It turns out men and women get very different results when they cut calories, according to a new study on pre-diabetes. That’s a condition where there are symptoms that start to show up before someone meets all the criteria for this disease. It also often can be turned around with proper changes to diet and exercise levels. In this study in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, researchers compared the results of a low-calorie diet. Both men and women were on the diet for eight weeks, and results were good in both groups, but very different. Men, it turned out, lost more

weight. They also reduced body fat, heart rate and symptoms of metabolic syndrome, which is a collection of symptoms of diabetes. Women had greater reductions in cholesterol, and they lost more weight around the hips, but they did not appear to benefit as much as men. Both genders did drop some weight; men just lost more. Both apparently lost enough to benefit the body to reduce the odds for diabetes. Researchers say more research needs to be done to conclude whether or not there are true gender differences with dropping calories, but it does explain why often if you go on a diet with a spouse or friend of the opposite gender, you don’t always see the same results. (Komonews)

EXERCISE is increasingly being recognised as the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have . Not only does regular movement appear to benefit our mind and body, but it also seems to protect us from many aspects of aging’s slow wear and tear. For a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association , researchers found that older people who spent less time sitting and more time moving had fewer signs of encroaching heart disease. The scientists had 1,600 British volunteers ages 60 to 64 wear heart-rate sensors for five days. They analyzed the participants’ activity levels and compared them to indicators of heart disease such as cholesterol precursors and a substance called interleukin-6. Overall, the participants with more activity had lower levels of all of the negative biomarkers. The effects were even noticeable when the researchers looked at participants’ activity in 10-minute chunks. Every 10 minutes spent doing some kind of movement — whether walking, playing tennis, or gardening — was linked with measurable improvements in at least one type of biomarker related to heart health. Conversely, every 10 minutes spent sitting was tied to worse biomarker results. These results add to a growing body of evidence that suggests physical activity can lower the risk of heart disease. “It’s important to replace time

Not only does regular movement appear to benefit our mind and body, but it also seems to protect us from many aspects of aging’s slow wear and tear.

spent sedentary with any intensity level of activity,” Ahmed Elhakeem, the study’s author and a professor of epidemiology at the University of Bristol, said in a statement. This isn’t the first time two forms of exercise — cardio and strength training — have been tied to antiaging benefits . Aerobic exercise, or cardio , is the type of workout that gets your heart pumping and sweat flowing, while strength training helps keep aging muscles from weakening over time. Both of those types of exercise are important for the heart, parts of which can grow stiff with age. The left chamber of the heart, which plays a key role in supplying the body with freshly oxygenated blood, is especially susceptible to age-

related damage. A recent study published in January in the journal Circulationfound that adults who practiced supervised exercise four to five days a week saw significant improvements in their heart’s performance over two years when compared with a control group that did only basic stretching and balancing moves. Those results suggest that some stiffening in the heart can be prevented or even reversed with regular aerobic exercise. “Based on a series of studies performed by our team over the past five years, this ‘dose’ of exercise has become my prescription for life,” said Benjamin Levine , the author of the study and a professor of internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern.

Boxers or briefs? For sperm count, one is better, study finds THE debate over whether boxers or briefs are better for men’s fertility may finally be settled. Boxers have long been thought to be better for men’s fertility. Now, a new study from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health makes it close to official. Briefs can raise the temperature of the scrotum, which can lower sperm counts, according to Dr. Jorge Chavarro, associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard and a lead author of the study, published Wednesday in Human Reproduction. “This confirms previous smallerscale studies with a larger study,” he told NBC News. “We set out to take a deep, broad look and the effect of selfreported underwear choice on sperm.” The study looked at 656 men over a 17-year period, and the finding were conclusive. “What we saw is that type of underwear is related

The debate over whether boxers or briefs are better for men’s fertility may finally be settled.

to semen quality,” Chavarro said. “Guys who wear boxers had higher sperm concentration than men who wore more tightly fitting underwear.” He also explained that men who wore briefs had higher levels of

follicle-stimulating hormone, which he posits to be the body’s attempt to push harder to produce sperm. The study, conducted from 2000 to 2017, looked at men who came to Massachusetts General Hospital as

part of a couple with fertility problems. The men provided information on their underwear choice and a sperm sample and blood work for analysis. The researchers looked at several factors that affect sperm quality beyond total count, such as motility (their ability to swim), morphology (proportion of normal-looking sperm) and DNA damage to sperm. Underwear choice had no effect on these other markers. While the study is extensive, it has a few possible caveats. The men in the study were part of a couple seeking help with fertility, so it is possible that some of the women had the fertility problem. Still, the men in the study probably had a higher rate of sperm abnormality than men in the general population. Chavarro said, however, that the analyses show that the rate wasn’t much higher. The type of underwear the men wore was self-reported and not

verified by researchers. The study followed the men through their time in fertility treatment and monitored changes in their sperm, but it did not ask about their underwear choice again after the initial questionnaire. Men’s sperm count and overall fertility has been in a precarious state for some time. A study published last year showed that sperm rates in men have plummeted 52 percent from 1973 to 2011. The reasons for the drop remain a mystery. Dr. Ashok Agarwal, director of the Andrology Center at Cleveland Clinic, which studies diseases specific to men, said that there are many factors that lead to lower sperm counts and that the Harvard study doesn’t account for steep, long-term drops in sperm count. But the study’s findings, which showed a 25 percent higher sperm concentration in men who wore boxers, are still significant.


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Science & Technology

New study on the collapse of Mayan civilization should be climate wake-up call A NEW study finds that it was a severe and long-lasting megadrought that destroyed the great Mayan civilization a thousand years ago. But the research has ominous relevance for us today since America’s top scientists have warned us that President Trump’s climate policies will make such civilisation destroying megadroughts commonplace in the coming decades. The Mayans had one of the world’s first written languages, used advanced mathematics, measured timed with an accurate calendar, produced durable rubber three millennia ago, and figured out “how to grow corn, beans, squash and cassava in sometimes-inhospitable places.” Yet after reaching its height in its “Classic” period (250 AD – 800 AD), the Mayan empire collapsed over the next two hundred years. While many theories have been offered — including environmental degradation, war, and drought — researchers from Cambridge’s Godwin Laboratory for Palaeoclimate Research have shown that the collapse “correlated with an extended period of extreme drought.” In a recent study published in the journal Science, “Quantification of drought during the collapse of the classic Maya civilization,” the researchers calculated for the first time just how bad the drought was. From 800 to 1000 AD, they found, “Annual rainfall must have fallen by around 50% on average and by up to 70% during peak drought conditions.” In addition, “relative humidity dropped by 2% to 7%” compared to today. “The role of climate change in the collapse of Classic Maya civilization is somewhat controversial, partly because previous records are limited to qualitative reconstructions, for

Researchers found that persons who slept for 10 hours were 30 percent more likely to die prematurely, compared to those who slept for eight hours.

The Mayans reached amazing heights from about 250 AD to 800 AD before it collapsed over the next two hundred years due mostly to climate change.

example whether conditions were wetter or drier,” explained lead author Nick Evans. “Our study represents a substantial advance as it provides statistically robust estimates of rainfall and humidity levels during the Maya downfall.” This study is especially relevant today for two reasons. First, America has already started experiencing warming-worsened droughts that are as bad as any drought seen in the past 1200 years. Second, climate scientists have shown that under current climate policies we face even worse multidecade megadroughts. We could see a severe megadrought lasting decades hitting both the California breadbasket and the Midwest breadbasket at the same time. Also, tens of millions of people in Mexico and Central America? — (Mexico alone is projected to have a population of 150 million in 2050)? — will be desperately trying to find a

place to live that isn’t so hot and dry, and that has enough fresh water and food to go around. They aren’t going to be looking south (and, of course, their coastal cities will be inundated by accelerating sea level rise). A couple million Syrian refugees has turned global politics upsidedown in recent years. What happens when that is multiplied 10-fold? Or 50-fold? “Human adaptation to prolonged, extreme drought is difficult or impossible,” as ThinkProgress has pointed out in a 2011 review article in the journal Nature on prolonged drought driven by climate change. “Historically, the primary adaptation to dust-bowlification has been abandonment; the very word ‘desert’ comes from the Latin desertum for ‘an abandoned place’.” To get to the more manageable “lower emissions” scenario, America and the world must far exceed the emissions reduction goals agreed to in Paris in December 2015. (Thinkprogress.org)

SOUTH CAICOS Is seeking to employ a

Turtle Cove Marina Is seeking to employ a

DOMESTIC WORKER

DIVE PROFESSIONAL

Sweeping the house, mopping the floor, clean bathrooms, toilets, kitchen, living room, laundering sheets, towels and personal clothing and other house work. Salary: $6.50 per hour

• Follow Captains instructions with regard to daily boat maintenance / administration/ paper work/ safety drills • Living and working on board the vessel for 24/7 up to eight weeks, including weekends and holidays before vacation is allowed • Starting salary $400 • Experience in Hospitality industry Belongers need only apply

Contact: 343-2691. Email: cladaggressor@gmail.com

CONTACT: 242-2061

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• Valid PADI/SSI.TDI membership and liability insurance • Certified open water Scuba Instructor or Dive Master • Working Knowledge of underwater camera/ video and editing • Computer Literate • STCW95 Compiant

RESEARCH shows adults need seven to nine hours of sleep. However, some people stay in bed a little longer, which could come at a cost, according to a new report. Researchers from the American Heart Association recently conducted a study, published in the organisation’s journal, to evaluate the association between sleep duration and cardiovascular disease. To do so, they reviewed 74 studies, which observed the quality and length of sleep of more than 3.3 million participants. After analysing the results, they found those who slept for 10 hours were 30 percent more likely to die prematurely, compared to those who slept for eight hours. Longer sleepers were also about 50 percent more likely to develop cardiovascular disease. Those who slept less than seven hours did not have a heighten risk of early mortality or heart disease. “We found a significant association between deviations in sleep duration and both mortality and adverse cardiovascular outcomes,” the authors wrote. “The greater the divergence from the recommended

JOCELYNE JOSEPH - LOCKHART

TURKS AND CAICOS AGGRESSOR

DUTIES:

Too much sleep could increase risk of early death, heart disease, study says

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13294

durations of sleep, the greater the association for cardiovascular harm and mortality.” The scientists do not know why longer sleepers are more at risk, but they noted sleeping too long and sleeping too little can both have effects on the body. “Short sleep duration has been shown to increase levels of leptin and ghrelin, which leads to increased appetite ... and facilitates the development of obesity,” they said. “Depressive symptoms, low socioeconomic status, unemployment, and low physical activity are also associated with long sleep duration.” Although this study advises people not to snooze excessively, others have suggested sleeping in may actually be good for your health. A May study from Stockholm University’s Stress Research Institutefound that compensating for missed sleep on the weekends works and can lengthen your life. They said short weekday sleep was not a risk factor for mortality when combine with longer medium sleep. (AJC. com)

ESCAPE TO TCI LTD.

Regent House West, Regent Village, Grace Bay, PO Box 260 Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands Is seeking to employ a

NANNY/ DOMESTIC WORKER

Seeking full-time, 40 hours’/ week nanny for extensive homes cleaning, child care, laundry, dog walking and running errands as needed. Requires working 6 days a week and should be available weekends and evenings when needed Applicant must speak English, have child care/ cleaning experience and be on time and professional Pay is $6.50 per hour.

CONTACT: 649-345-9949

Email: garybelk@gmail.com to apply Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their Resume to the Labour Board. First time work permit holder 13267


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NOTICE

VACANCIES REGCO CONSTRUCTION TURTLE COVE PROVIDENCIALES (TCI)

- Seeking employment for the following: 1) STEEL ERECTOR WORK: Salary is $1000.00 biweekly. Hours of work is 8hrs per day and 5 days per week. Applicant must be able to fix together prefabricated steel girders, pipework and beam section on site. 2) LABOURER: Salary is $600.00 biweekly. Hours of work is 8hrs per day and 5 days per week. Applicant must be willing to assist the Steel Erector with fixing together prefabricated steel girders, pipework and beam section. Position are currently vacant, Belongers are encourage to apply. Interested candidate may contact the employer at 342-0255 regarding employment. The business is currently operating at Turtle Cove, Providenciales.

REGULATION 7 OF THE PHYSICAL PLANNING (DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION) REGULATIONS, 2014 An Application, REGISTERED PR 13626, by EXPRESS CENTER SERVICE STATION. For Cell Tower has been submitted to the Department of Planning for consideration of Development Permission on 60806/10, The Bight & Thomas Stubbs on Providenciales. The application as submitted seeks planning consideration for a 60 Foot Cell Tower.

5 STAR FASHION SALON

of Blue Hills, Providenciales is seeking employment for the following: 1) NAIL TECHNICIAN: Salary range from $7.00 to $8:50 per hrs base experience. Hours of work is 8hrs per day and 5 days per week. Applicant daily duties include providing nail and hand services to customers such ad basic manicures, artificial nails, gel nails, hand massages, hot-oil therapy, nail fills, nail repair, nail wraps and nail polishing. pedicures and the application of acrylic toenails may also be performed. Interested candidate may contact 246-1072 regarding employment. Position is vacant and Belongers are encourage to apply for the position.

Anyone wishing to make representation may do so in writing to the Director of Planning, South Base, Grand Turk or through the Department of Planning, Emily House, Leeward Highway, Providenciales, within twenty-eight (28) days publication of this Notice. Notice Date: July 26th, 2018

JEANETTE VARIETY STORE OF THE STORAGE

13229

Vista Development LTD is seeking Employment for the following:

GROUP REPRESENTATIVE RELATIONSHIP MANAGER RELATIONSHIP MANAGER RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: • Building positive relationships with customers • Assisting with generating new business • Identifying opportunities for greater profits

JOB BRIEF

We are looking for a Group representative Relationship Manager to build and preserve trusting relationships with our customers. We’ll rely on you to find ways to outperform our competition and maintain our company’s positive image. To succeed in this role, you should be an excellent communicator, able to work with sales and marketing teams and build rapport with customers. We also expect you to be a strategic thinker with an analytical mind and strong problem-solving skills. Ultimately, you’ll maintain strong relationships with our company’s clients to boost our brand and profits in the long-run.

RESPONSIBILITIES

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Understand customer needs and develop plans to address them Identify key staff in client companies to cultivate profitable relationships Resolve customer complaints quickly and effectively Forward upselling and cross-selling opportunities to the sales team Promote high-quality sales, supply and customer service processes Aim to preserve customers and renew contracts Approach potential customers to establish relationships Gain solid knowledge of competitors

REQUIREMENTS

Must be fluent in Russian and English to target eastern European Investors. • Proven experience as a Client Relationship Manager • Knowledge of customer relationship management (CRM) practices • Experience in sales or customer service is preferred • Problem-solving attitude • Excellent communication skills • Aptitude for fostering positive relationships • Teamwork and leadership skills • Customer-oriented mindset • BSc/BA in Business Administration or similar field • BA degree in International Relations

Starting salary is $4,000.00 per months. Hours of work is 8:00 am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday. Applicant may submit their application at c/o WB Financial Group, Regent Village West, Suite H205, PO Box 137, Grace Bay Road, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. Contact information is 1 (649) 333 7889.

Behind Glass Shack, Providenciales is seeking employment for the following: 1) LABOURER: Salary is $7.00 per hrs. Hours of work is 8hrs per day and 5 days per week. Applicant duties are to assist in fixing items at the store and carrying goods sale to customers. Position is vacant and Belongers encourage to apply for the position. Interested candidate may contact 243-4036 or 341-3212 regarding employment

OVANDO CONSTRUCTION LIMITED

of Kew Town, Providenciales - Seeking employment for the following: 1) HANDYMAN: Salary is $6.25 per hrs. Hours of work is 8hrs per day and 5 days per week. Applicant must able to do general repairs on buildings. Position is held by a work permit holder and Belongers encourage to apply for the position. Interested candidate may contact the employer at 331-9854 regarding employment.

WILSON'S GROCERIES ENT.

The Storage, Behind Glass Shack, Providenciales - Seeking employment for the following: 1) LABOURER: Salary is $6.50 per hrs. Hours of work is 8hrs per day and 5 days per week. Applicant duties are to assist in fixing items at the store and carrying goods sale to customers. Position is held by a work permit holder and Belongers encourage to apply for the position. Interested candidate may contact the employer at 331-2872 regarding employment

BLUE SKY CONSTRUCTION

of Airport road, Providenciales - Seeking employment for the following: 2) MASON: Salary is $8.75 per hrs. Hours of work is 8hrs per day and 5 days per week. Applicant must be able to lay blocks and plaster building. 2) CARPENTER: Salary is $8.75 per hrs. Hours of work is 8hrs per day and 5 days per week. Applicant must able to fix house roof, fix and make cabinet 2) LABOURER: Salary range at $6.25 to $6.75 per hrs. Hours of work is 8hrs per day and 5 days per week. Applicant must able to assist in laying building blocks. Position are vacant and Belongers encourage to apply for the position. Interested candidate may contact the employer at 246-3137 regarding employment

TCI WASTE DISPOSAL LTD

of Millium Highway, Blue Hills, Providenciales is seeking employment for the following: 1) TRUCK DRIVER: Salary is $500.00 per week. Hours of work is 8hrs per day and 5 days per week. Applicant must be able to drive Garbage Trucks. 1) MECHANIC: Salary is $500.00 per week. Hours of work is 8hrs per day and 5 days per week. Applicant must be able fix Garbage Trucks and company vehicles 1) LABOURERS: Salary is $500.00 per week. Hours of work is 8hrs per day and 5 days per week. Applicant must be able to assist with collecting of garbage on a daily basis. 1) Waste Collector. Hours of work is 8hrs per day and 5 days per week. Applicant must be able to collect garbage on a daily basis. Position are held by work permit holders beside the Waste Collector that is vacant and Belongers encourage to apply for the position. Please contact 333-7889 regarding employment.

JEANITHE VERNET PIERRE

-Charles of Kew Town, Providenciales - Seeking employment for the following: 1) BABY SITTER: Salary is $6.50 per hrs. Hours of work is 8hrs per day and 5 days per week. Applicant must be able to take care of a child at the home. Interested candidate may contact the employer at 343-7867 regarding employment.

J&J BUILDERS

of South Dock road, Providenciales - Seeking employment for the following: 1) LABOURER: Salary is $400.00 per week. Hours of work is 8hrs per day and 5 days per week. Applicant must able to assist in laying building blocks on site. Position is vacant and Belongers encourage to apply for the position. Interested candidate may contact the employer at 331-9854 regarding employment.


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Pitt claims he’s paid Jolie $9M since split, says she’s ‘manipulating media coverage’

Brad Pitt has responded to Angelina Jolie’s court filing on Tuesday that he hasn’t paid any “meaningful” child support.

BRAD Pitt has responded to Angelina Jolie’s court filing on Tuesday that he hasn’t paid any “meaningful” child support when it comes to their six kids. Pitt’s lawyers filed their response on Wednesday, and in court papers obtained by ET, Pitt denies that he hasn’t paid any significant child support and claims that he’s paid Jolie over $9 million since their

September 2016 split. “Respondent has previously loaned Petitioner $8.0 million to assist her in purchasing her current residence and has paid over $1.3 million in bills for the benefit of Petitioner and the minor children,” the documents read. Pitt’s lawyers also took shots at Jolie and her lawyers, writing that Jolie’s lawyers previously made no mention

of any child support issues and that the sudden effort to schedule a hearing on the subject is “calculated to increase the conflict.” “Petitioner’s Request is unnecessary, omits material information and is a thinlyveiled effort to manipulate media coverage,” the court filing reads. In 43-year-old Jolie’s court filing on Tuesday -- the latest in the former couple’s hard-fought custody battle since their split -- Jolie accuses Pitt of not paying any “meaningful” child support for a year and a half, and says she is is planning to get a court order mandating that he pay it. “[Pitt] has a duty to pay child support,” Samantha Bley DeJean, an attorney for Jolie, writes in the court document obtained by ET. “As of present, [Pitt] has paid no meaningful child support since separation.” “Given the informal arrangements around the payment of the children’s expenses have not been regularly sustained by [Pitt] for over a year and a half, [Jolie] intends to file an RFO [request for court order] for the

establishment of a retroactive child support order,” the filing continues. Jolie’s spokesperson, Mindy Nyby, told ET on Tuesday that the actress wants to move the divorce process forward with the new court filing. “The aim of Angelina’s routine court filing is to provide closure to the marriage in a way that clears a path toward the next stage of their lives and allows her and Brad to recommit as devoted co-parents to their children,” the statement reads. But a source also claimed to ET that the court filing is in retaliation over Jolie being ordered by a judge in June to help repair her children’s relationship with 54-yearold Pitt.According to court documents obtained by ET at the time, Pitt now has more time with five of his children over the summer -- 14-yearold Pax, 13-year-old Zahara, 12-year-old Shiloh and 10-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne -- while their eldest child, 16-year-old Maddox, gets to determine how much time he wants to spend with his father “because of his age and maturity.”

Black Panther is among the films which could be recognised in the new category.

Oscars introduce new award for outstanding popular film THE Oscars are introducing a new category for outstanding achievement in popular film. It’s among three changes which were approved on Tuesday by the Academy’s board of governors. It means films which are popular with the public but less so with critics will be more likely to win an Oscar. Superhero films such as Black Panther are among

those which could now stand a much better chance of being recognised during awards season. It is unclear, however, whether the change will come into effect in time for the next Oscars ceremony in February. In a message to its members, the Academy said eligibility requirements for the new category and other key details would be “forthcoming”.


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TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS

Beyonce in Vogue: ‘I’ve been through hell and back’ BEYONCE says she’s “been through hell and back” in Vogue’s September issue. The 36-year-old singer has written about her body, pregnancy and other parts of her life for the magazine’s most important issue of the year. She made headlines last week after it was revealed she’d have full control of the cover, including a selfauthored essay, pictures and captions. This included recruiting 23-year-old Tyler Mitchell as the first black photographer to shoot a Vogue cover. “After the birth of my first child, I believed in the things society said about how my body should look,” she writes. “I put pressure on myself to lose all the baby weight in three months, and scheduled a small tour to assure I would do it. “Looking back, that was crazy.” The Texan singer goes on to talk about having an emergency C-section when she gave birth to twins Rumi and Sir after concerns that the health of all three of them was in danger.

Beyonce was opened about issues about her body in the magazine.

In that time she describes suffering from pre-eclampsia and being on bed rest for over a month. Afterwards she “accepted what my body wanted to be” and “enjoyed my fuller

curves”. “To this day my arms, shoulders, breasts, and thighs are fuller,” she says. “I have a little mommy pouch, and I’m in no rush to get rid of it. I think it’s real.”

Seagal named special envoy on ‘U.S.Russian humanitarian ties’ by Putin STEVEN Seagal has been tasked with strengthening the cultural ties between the United States and Russia. The 66-year-old actor was named a “special representative” by Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday, responsible for promoting relations between the two countries “in the humanitarian sphere,” as well as “in the sphere of culture, public and youth exchanges,” according to a statement. The announcement specified that the job, a “sociopolitical position,” is unpaid. “I hope we can strive for peace, harmony and positive results in the world,” Seagal said in a statement Sunday, saying he was “deeply humbled.” “I take this honor very seriously,” he said. Russian President Vladimir Putin had previously suggested Seagal for the role in 2013, an offer that was supposedly laughed out of the room. “Our reaction was, ‘You’ve

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and Steven Seagal have been friends for years.

got to be kidding,’” a U.S. official told Buzzfeed News in 2015. Seagal officially became a Russian citizen in 2016 and was present at Putin’s swearing-in ceremony in May. The “Under Siege” actor has recently been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple

women, including Portia de Rossi, Julianna Margulies and Jenny McCarthy. Another actress claimed in March that Seagal raped her in 1993 when she was 18. The Los Angeles County district attorney’s Office is currently looking into the allegations. (NYDailynews)

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Acting on behalf of our clients who are seeking the following BLUE CACTUS CONSTRUCTION- CHALK SOUND

Tile Layer- $8.00 per hour Laying and cutting tiles

BEN & ART VARIETY STORECHALK SOUND

Sales Attendant $6.50 per hour Greets customers, assists customers, receives cash and dispenses change

GRANT PETROLEUMDOWNTOWN

Gas Attendant $6.50 per hour Assists customers with gas,

dispenses change to customers

TECHNOPHONE- AIRPORT ROAD

Domestic Worker- $6.50 per hour Keeps the shop clean by sweeping, dusting and mopping

TEN & SANCHEZ- FIVE CAYS

Tile Layer $7.00 per hour Lays and cuts tikes

FR CONSTRUCTION- KEW TOWN

Carpenter $8.00 per hour Reads blueprints and plans, installs structures and fixtures such as window, door and frame work

Position is held by a work permit holder

CONTACT: 231-0146

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their Resume to the 13271 Labour Board

FIDELITY CONSTRUCTION TCI LTD.

Leeward Highway, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies Tel: (649) 346-3175

CONSTRUCTION LABOURER • Must be self- motivated and able to understand, read, write and speak English fluently. • Able to work with little or no supervision, be physically fit, trustworthy and hard working.

• Experience in operating equipment like drills, hammers etc. • Knowledge of mixing and pouring construction material (concrete, sand, grout etc.) • Able to work in a team.

All experienced and interested individuals can send inquiries to: fidelityconstruction.tci@hotmail.com 13288

SENIOR COMMERCIAL AND CONVEYANCING LAWYER Applicants must have a history of handling substantial real estate and business transactions, and a proven ability to attract HNW clients. Level of responsibility requires at least 15 years’ PQE. The position is occupied by a work permit holder. Salary is over $100k p.a., negotiable. Send applications to SAVORY & CO. Regent House, F205, Grace Bay, Providenciales Email reception@savory-co.com. Fax 946 4848 Applicants who are Islanders are invited to send a copy of their application to the Immigration Board. 13239

RUPERT ROBINSON

QUEEN OF WORLD LTD.

CLEANER

MASSAGE THERAPIST

KEW TOWN Is seeking to employ a

Cleaning outside the property with sweeper, pick up yard waste and collect leaves, dispose of trash. Clean windows, door frames. Cares for the garden on a daily basis. Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 243-5400

Belongers are encouraged to encouraged to send A copy of their Resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13281

GRACE BAY Is seeking to employ a

Perform therapeutic massages of soft tissues and joints. May assist in the assessment of range of motion and muscle strength, or propose client therapy plans. Massage and knead muscles and soft tissues of the body to provide treatment for medical conditions, injuries, or wellness maintenance. Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 245-1515

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their Resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13284

PARADISE AUTO RENTAL & SALES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES VEHICLE SERVICE ATTENDANT

Paradise Auto Rental and Sales are experiencing an exciting period of growth, having a vibrant partnership with Enterprise Holdings, the world's largest car rental company. We are looking for an experienced, mature and motivated Vehicle Service Attendant to join our team on a FULL-TIME basis, working with our Alamo and Enterprise TCI Brands at our Providenciales, Leeward Highway locations. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

• Responsible for vehicle preparation to ensure vehicles are ready for customer pick-up. • Drive and park vehicles on-lot as needed. • Check for vehicle damage and ensure features of the vehicles are operational. • Check vehicle status. (Rentable/non-rentable) • Ensure interior of vehicle is clean. (windows, door jams, trunk, vacuum, etc.) • Fill gasoline tank and check fill levels of all fluids • Clean the exterior of the vehicle. (debug and wash) • Meet processing and standardization quotas. • Perform related tasks as directed by managers. • Able to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions. MADATORY REQUIREMENTS

• Must have a valid Turks & Caicos driver’s license and excellent driving record. • Ability to drive multiple types of vehicles • Effective verbal communication skills with customers, co-workers and management. • Must be able to carry out additional duties and responsibilities are assigned by management due to operational needs. • Must be able to work days, weekends and holidays. • Must be at least 20 years old or older. • Must be able to work outside year-round. Applicant must possess all auditory, speaking and communicating capabilities necessary to complete the responsibilities detailed above. The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to, the following: sitting, standing, walking, bending and twisting, climbing, driving, pushing and pulling, hearing, writing, lifting, typing, seeing, reading and the ability to use a computer and telephone. Salary is in the scale of US$14,400 to US$19,200. Required to work 6 days a week. Prospective and qualified applicants who are Turks &

Caicos Islanders can send copies of their applications and resumes to the email address noted below or to the Labour Board. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter, resume, a valid police record and a valid Turks & Caicos Driver’s License.

AUTO MECHANIC

Paradise Auto Rental and Sales are experiencing an exciting period of growth, having a vibrant partnership with Enterprise Holdings, the world's largest car rental company. We are looking for an experienced, mature and motivated Auto Mechanic to join our team on a FULL-TIME basis, working with our Alamo and Enterprise TCI Brands at our Providenciales, Leeward Highway locations to maintain and repair vehicles. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

• Inspect vehicle engine and mechanical/electrical components to diagnose issues accurately. • Inspect vehicle computer and electronic systems to repair, maintain and upgrade. • Conduct routine maintenance work (replacing fluids, lubricating parts, etc.) aiming to vehicle functionality and longevity. • Schedule future maintenance sessions and advise motorists on good vehicle use. • Repair or replace broken or dysfunctional parts and fix issues (e.g. leaks) • Provide accurate estimates (cost, time, effort) for a repair or maintenance job. • Keep logs on work and issues • Maintain equipment and tools in good condition. EDUCATIONAL / SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

• Proven experience as auto mechanic • Excellent knowledge of mechanical, electrical and electronic components of vehicles • Working knowledge of vehicle diagnostic systems and methods • Ability to handle various tools (e.g. pliers) and heavy equipment (e.g. lift) • Willingness to observe all safety precautions for protections against accidents, dangerous fluids, chemicals, etc. • Excellent physical condition • High school diploma is preferred; Certification from a vocational school or completion of apprenticeship is a definite plus. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Required to work 6 days a week.

Prospective and qualified applicants who are Turks & Caicos Islanders can send copies of their applications and resumes to the email address noted below or to the Labour Board. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter, resume, a valid police record and a valid Turks & Caicos Driver’s License. If you are seeking personal and professional development in a challenging dynamic environment, please send your resume to:

The Human Resource Department Paradise Auto Rental & Sales 981 Leeward Highway Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Or email to CAREERS@ehiglobal.TC


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JOB LISTINGS SERVICES AUTO SALES REAL ESTATE

Classifieds TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS

August 11-17, 2018

946-4664 Fax: 946-4661

Email: tcnews@tciway.tc

Website: tcweeklynews.com

FLOWER GIRL

WANTED URGENTLY

FLORAL DESIGNER

Must have thorough knowledge in the floral business with 3-5 years experience.

Call: 231-3788

SPACE AVAILABLE ON BUSY HIGHWAY FOR IMMEDIATE RENT. THIS SPACE IS NEWLY RENOVATED.

GOOD FOR LAW OFFIES, REAL ESTATE, SPA, BEAUTY SALON ETC...

CALL 649 231-3788

FOR SALE House in Richmond Hill residential area on a half acre land.

CONTACT: 231-3788


August 11-17, 2018

TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS

FOR QUICK SALE ONE BRAND NEW WASHER CALL 231-3788

WE ARE OPEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS AT REASONABLE PRICES

CONTACT: 649-946-4894 P&D EMPLOYMENT CONSULTANCY NOELLE WELDING- FIVE CAYS

WELDER - fabricate and assemble metal structures and equipment through the use of welders, cutters, shapers and measuring tools. Welders produce metal products according to customer or employer specifications. Salary $8.00 per holder. Held by a work permit holder

ELEMENTS LTD- GRACE BAY

COOK - Preparing ingredients to use in cooking (chopping and peeling vegetables, cutting meat etc.) Cooking food in various utensils or grillers. Salary $950 bi-weekly. First time work permit holder

DESIGNING IMAGE & SPA

CALL OR EMAIL US AT

duncansonlaw@gmail.com duncansonlaw.office@gmail.com 649-941-4444/ 649-245-1314/649-348-5744 DUNCANSON & CO BARRISTERS & ATTORNEYS 16121

DELIVERY BOY

We are in need of a young man to deliver bills, pick up checks and distribute newspapers. Must be honest and have a clean driver’s license. Contact the Publisher at tcweeklynews@gmail.com

#5 WINDWARD ROAD, LEEWARD HIGHWAY

BEAUTY SALON- DOWNTOWN

COSMETOLOGIST - Treating and relaxing hair Salary $8.00 per hour. First time work permit holder

BARRY FASHION SHOPWILLIAMS STORAGE

LABOURER- lifting heavy furniture and appliances Salary: $6.50 per hour. First time work permit holder

MEP SOLUTIONS- LEEWARD HIGHWAY

LABOURER- cutting pipes, chopping walls and cleaning Salary: $6.50 per hour. First time work permit holder CONTACT: 232-2001

OPTOMETRIST • Bachelor in Optometry qualification required and at least 5 years post qualification experience • Both hospital and community optometry practice experience and advantage • Salary commensurate with experience ranging from $50K • All applicants must be registered with TCI Health Practitioners Board Belongers only need apply

Email: paulacumberbatch@gmail.com Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board

GET LEGAL HELP ON YOUR INSURANCE CLAIM

MENZIES PRACTICE OPTOMETRY

Acting on behalf of our clients who are seeking the following

13230

PLEASE SEND CV’S TO AMP@TCIWAY. TC AND THE LABOR DEPARTMENT OR FAX: 649-946-4942 This position is for work permit renewal

13231

P&D EMPLOYMENT CONSULTANCY Acting on behalf of our clients who are seeking the following

B&M CONSTRUCTIONGLASS SHACK

Is looking for a

DELIVERY AGENT who is reliable, trustworthy and want to make some extra cash Delivery times are 11 A.M and 3 P.M Call 231-3788 or 246-7856 for further information

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FINISH CARPENTER Building kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Position is held by a work permit holder. Salary: $7.00 per hour CONTACT: 242-3256

SUN & SEA PROPERTYDOWN TOWN

GARDENER

Taking care of garden, cutting grass, trimming, planting, keeping area free of leaves and branches. Salary: $6.50 per hour CONTACT: 232-2001 Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board

12984

VELMA WALKIN

NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH

LABOURER

LABOURER

BLUE HILLS Is seeking to employ a

Yard maintenance; Cleaning, cutting grass, removing debris from the yard, taking out the trash Must be willing to work 5 days per week. Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 344-6089

SOUTH CAICOS Is seeking to employ a

Cleaning the church, sweeping, dusting and mopping. Cleans the church’s property, removing waste from the yard Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 341-4730

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board This position is a first time work permit holder 12289

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their Resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13289

THE NAIL CENTER AND SUPPLIES

LONG BAY EXPRESS

SALON HELPER

LABOURER

DOWNTOWN Is seeking to employ a

Shampooing, conditioning and rinsing clients' hair. Massaging clients' scalps during shampoo. Keeping salon clean,

COSMETOLOGIST

Provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp and provide nail and skin care services. Salary: $7.50 per hour

CONTACT: 441--2264

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board These positions are First Time work permit holders 13229

LONG BAY is seeking to employ a

Collect cash payments from customers and make change, customers' credit cards and. Activate fuel pumps and fill fuel tanks of vehicles with gasoline or diesel fuel to specified levels. Keeps area clean. Salary: 6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 941-8111

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of your resume to the Labour Board This position is currently held by a work permit holder

12449


34 CLASSIFIEDS ALBERTHA PRATT is looking for a

GARDENER

DUTIES; • Clean and maintain yard • Plant trees and flowers • Weeding,trimming and mowing yard • disposing of debris Applicant must be hard working and honest . Salary $7/hr. Please submit your application to prattalbertha@ hotmail.com or contact 2446900

Turks and Caicos Islanders are encouraged to also foward an application to the LabourDepartment and Immigration Board. Position currently held by a Work permit holder. 13221

C&J CONSULTANCY

ERB Construction, Discount Car Rental, Williams Construction, Delano Ewing (Tina Variety Store)

LABOURERS: $6.25 - $8.00 per hour change tires, assist in changing oil, wash car etc. MASON: $7-15 per hour/ plaster put up blocks PLUMBER: $8-15 per hour, Fill pipes or plumbing fixtures, establish the sequence of pipe installations DOMESTIC WORKER: $6.25 per hour, keep the shelves store clean, clean house, wash, cook

Held by a work permit holder CONTACT: 347-2093/ DARLING86@HOTMAIL.COM Drop resumes 576 building Blue Hills Apt #6 Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their Resume to the Labour Board 13274

August 11-17, 2018

TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS

COX LABOUR SERVICES

CAICOS MARINA AND SHIPYARD

FIBERGLASS HELPER/YARD LABOURER Caicos Marina and Shipyard, located in Long Bay Hills, Providenciales, invites applications to fill a position for the job of Fiberglass Helper/Yard Labourer

REQUIREMENTS: • Must have proven experience hauling and blocking boats in correct areas on blocks and stands • General understanding of fiber glassing and boat construction • Knowledge of materials and chemicals used in boat repair and cleaning heavily fouled surfaces • Keen attention to detail • Self-motivated • Ability to work some weekends and holidays

Duties Include: - Cleaning the facilities, landscaping, washing boats, stain treatments and removal, assist in preparation and application of fiberglass, pressure washing boat bottoms, sanding and painting boat bottoms using antifouling paint. WAGE RATE: Wage paid is $8.00 per hour weekly. Application: Applications are invited from qualified Turks and Caicos Islanders and copies of same should be submitted to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by an eligible Work Permit Holder.

Applications must be submitted in writing and delivered to Caicos Marina and Shipyard, Long Bay Highway, Providenciales. Or send via email at info@caicosmarina.com. Persons may also contact us via telephone at 649 946 5600.

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DAVID COESTER LEEWARD Is seeking to employ a

HOUSEKEEPER

• General cleaning which includes; sweeping, dusting and mopping • Cleaning the premises, removing of waste from premises • Look after and groom dogs • Must be able to work 6 days per week, must be able to work flexible hours Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 245-0063

Beach Enclave is seeking a certified IRBA Chartered Accountant with BOTH Top4 auditor experience AND 5+ years post certification experience as Head of Finance in Hospitality and related industries in the Caribbean region, to join the company as Finance Director.

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13251

854 Leeward Highway, Providenciales Turks & Caicos Islands

LABOURER

Cleaning and maintaining of Provo Golf Club and the Grace Bay Strip. Be willing to work weekends and holidays. Belongers are encouraged to send resumes to the Labour Department as this position is currently held by a Work Permit holder. $6.50per hour

649-231-6710

13246

DAPHNE VARIETY BLUE HILLS Is seeking to employ a

MERVCO.ACC@GMAIL.COM

13250

DACESE ALEXANDER HARRIS FIVE CAYS Is seeking to employ a

LABOURER CARETAKER Sets up tents, pushes trolley with items. Pack shelves, fixes tables Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 232-5443

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their Resume to the Labour Board. This position is a first time work permit holder 13251

Takes care of an elderly man. Washes and cleans for him. Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 348-7509

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their Resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13242

POSITION

FINANCE DIRECTOR Reporting to the CEO and to the General Manager, the Finance Director is responsible for: • Leading the Finance & Accounting Department team and assisting Profit Centres in their work, training and coaching the team, with special emphasis on helping TCI Islanders progress their skills and careers • Accounting tasks relative to the Resort Operations, Home Owners Associations, Owner Statements, and corporate accounting, including: keeping up-to-date accounting books; reconciling internal transfers between entities; reconciling the Balance Sheet accounts including inventories; preparing Financial Statements within required timelines; controlling the cash position and cash instruments; working in conjunction with the General Manger and department heads in preparing the annual budget, capital budgets and the rolling forecasts; working with the External Auditors on annual auditing and ensuring audit is performed on time. • Developing high quality management information and performance measurement that is timely, accurate, and insightful. • Providing financial and commercial skills to support business development initiatives, in operations and real estate, such as pricing decisions, project undertaking and other commercial decision making. REQUIREMENTS In addition to being: (1) certified IRBA Chartered Accountant, having (2) Top4 auditor experience, and (3) 5+ years post certification experience as Head of Finance in Hospitality and related industries in the Caribbean region, the Candidate must be: (4) willing to work flexible hours including evenings as rotating Manager On Duty and weekends as needed to assist Operational team on property; (5) ready to be placed abroad within 1-2 years and as Beach Enclave opens properties abroad. A multicultural background and working experience is a must; (6) Exceptional knowledge of MS Suite and Quickbooks.

RESORT MANAGER A RESORT MANAGER is required to manage a villa community. This individual must possess the following skills: • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a luxury hotel as a front of house department head • A minimum of 3 years’ experience managing 20+ employees • Ability to represent the property in the market place and develop relationships with key accounts • Must be able to provide the home owners with regular reports and statements • Develop and implement staff training programs • Exercise good cost control and procurement • Computer literacy would be an advantage but not essential with the ability to record and present invoices and purchases in an accurate manner. THE CANDIDATE MUST ALSO: • Be willing to work flexible hours, weekends, holidays etc. • Conduct disciplinary actions against staff, including termination • Attend tourism trade fairs and exhibitions • Be able to work within a team, be reliable and trustworthy • Be extremely well presented and have an excellent command of English • Must possess a clean driver’s license in order to run errands • Must also possess a valid passport with the capability of traveling to other countries • Must be prepared to carry out duties when guests are not in house

Candidates need not apply if not meeting the requirements. Salary is $8,000 - $9,500 per month based on qualifications and experience. Applications to be sent to vasco@beachenclave.com 649-941-8887. Beach Enclave International Drive, Providenciales.

Preference will be given to individuals with work experience in 5 star hotels and with a valid driver’s license. Salary is $3,250 - $4,500 based on qualifications and experience.

This AD is for a work permit. However, this position is open to all qualified Turks & Caicos Islanders. Potential Turks Island candidates should also submit copies of their application to the Labor Board.

This AD is for a work permit. However, this position is open to all qualified Turks & Caicos Islanders. Potential Turks Island candidates should also submit copies of their application to the Labor Board.

Besides the above mentioned profiles, a strong candidate must be an entrepreneur and selfstarter, be a team player and caring about the development of our team, and have the ambition to progress within the group.

Please apply in writing to Human Resources, Beach Enclave, International Drive email: jasmine@beachenclave.com 1649 941-8887.


August 11-17, 2018

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TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS

D’DIVA BEAUTY SALON AIRPORT ROAD Is seeking to employ a

EKD CONSULTANCY

Acting on behalf of our clients who are seeking the following:

CLARENCE WALKINGRAND TURK

NAIL TECHNICIAN Manicures, Pedicures, Acrylic and nail design Salary: $7.00 per hour

CONTACT: 345-8242

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their Resume to the Labour Board. This position is a first time work permit holder 13253

DOMESTIC WORKER

To perform household chores including; cooking, cleaning laundry etc., and any other relevant chores Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 246-0176

This position is currently held by a work permit holder

GENARRA JONES

MARKETING ASSOCIATE

DOMESTIC WORKER

of Grand Turk is seeking a

to work as a part of a team The applicant must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and be able to create Promotional Materials, give presentations and manage media sites, as well as deal with sale of the product. Salary: $1800 per month

Must be able to do general household cleaning (sweeping) To work 3 days per week. Salary $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 242-1063

This position is currently held by a Work Permit Holder. Interested Turks and Caicos Islanders are encouraged to apply directly, and submit a copy of their application to the Immigration Board.

Email: ercomanagement@ mail.com

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is a First Time work permit holder

13268

CLEANER

To perform general household duties which include, laundry, cleaning and running errands and any other chores as may be necessary. Must be willing to work weekends and holidays. Must be trustworthy. Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 231-0103

This position is currently held by a work permit holder

TURKS AND CAICOS NATIONAL INSURANCE BOARD

DIRECTOR (CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER) Reporting: Directly to the Board of Directors and, as required, to the responsible Minister Reporting Deputy Director Corporate Services, Financial Controller, Investment Manager,

BELONGERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SEND A COPY OF THEIR RESUME TO THE LABOUR BOARD 13254

ERCO LTD- GRACE BAY Is looking for a

RASHENA FORBESGRAND TURK

CONTACT: 431-1664

13246

HOLTON WILLIAMS

Positions: Corporate Secretarial Assistant

LABOURER

Indirect Branch Managers – Grand Turk & Providenciales, Marketing & Public Relations Manager, Legal Counsel, Reporting: Human Resource Manager, Information Systems Manager.

Bottle Creek, North Caicos Is seeking to employ a

Yard maintenance, cleaning yard, cutting grass, removing of waste from the yard, fixing minor problems around the house. Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 246-1721

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13252

Liaising The Minister and Ministry of Finance, Actuaries, External, Auditors, Brokers, Relationships: The National Health Insurance Board, Banks, Investment Companies, Insurance Companies, Government Agencies, other National Insurance Organizations, Employers and Scheme participants, the public media

OBJECTIVE:

The achievement of overall objectives of the National Insurance Board within the guidelines of the National Insurance Ordinance and Regulations and in keeping with its Mission: to achieve social protection for the aged, working population and their dependents by being financially viable and providing social security in a reliable caring and effective manner through competent motivated staff and informed leadership

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS:

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NOTICE REGULATION 7 OF THE PHYSICAL PLANNING (DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION) REGULATIONS, 2014

An Application, PR 13722 by WINDSONG ISLAND DEVELOPMENT LTD. has been submitted to the Department of Planning for consideration and determination for A FIVE STOREY CONDOMINIUM HOTEL DEVELOPMENT CONTAINING TWENTY NINE (29) CONDOMINIUM UNITS, EIGHTEEN (18) HOTEL SUITES, SWIMMING POOL & DECK, SPA AND ANCILLARY FACILITIES ON PARCEL 60813/31, LOWER BIGHT, PROVIDENCIALES

• Provision of strong leadership and management of the NIB’s staff in pursuit of its objectives and the fulfillment of the NIB’s responsibilities. • Achievement of strategic, financial and actuarial targets, and meeting obligations to subscribers. • Proper fiscal management and safeguarding the financial viability of the National Insurance Fund. • Development of strategies, policies and procedures for sound governance and ensuring adherence. • Coordination of the development and implementation of effective human resource and performance management systems throughout the NIB. • Development and execution of internal and external communications strategies, including marketing and public relations, to engage stakeholders for effective policy formulation and operations. • Provision of sound advice, recommendations and reports to the Board of Directors and the responsible Minister.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• A minimum of ten (10) years experience in a senior executive capacity in a similar or related industry, preferably including some experience working with a multidisciplined Board of Directors • Masters Degree in Business Administration or related discipline from a recognised institution • Proficiency in strategic planning, financial analysis and portfolio management • Training in contemporary management practices and human resource development • Training in marketing and public relations, presentations development and execution, and report writing • Information technology knowledge and its application in monitoring performance standards • Strong communication and interpersonal skills • Proven track record of sound decision making and managerial performance Compensation will be within the range of US$95,550 to US$110,000. The position is based at the Head office in Grand Turk.

PLEASE RESPOND BY MAIL TO:

Anyone wishing to make representation(s) may do so in writing to the Director of Planning, Downtown, Grand Turk or through the Department of Planning, Emily House, Leeward Highway, Providenciales, within twenty eight (28) days of publication of this Notice.

The Secretary Turks and Caicos Islands National Insurance Board Hon. Headley Durham Building, Grand Turk Turks and Caicos Islands, BWI or Email: nib@tcinib.tc

Notice dated: 13264

Please send your application and résumé by Friday, August 10, 2018. 13117


36 CLASSIFIEDS A VACANCY EXISTS FOR A

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND RISK MANAGER With minimum 15 years industry experience in the areas of General Insurance, Risk Management, Coverholder, Underwriting, Marketing and Production. The successful applicant should be 35 years of age or older with a professional qualification of ACII, AIIC or equivalent and possess a high degree of technical ability. The position is a Regional one and requires demonstration of a successful track record in the areas of Sales and Business Development. The applicant chosen will oversee the development of business for the Turks & Caicos Islands, The Bahamas and The Cayman Islands. Salary will be $55,000. Turks & Caicos Islanders only need apply. Applications providing full particulars of personal history and experience should be sent to J.S. Johnson, 34 Collins Ave., Box N-8337, Nassau Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Labour Department, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands.

13240

OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE Office space available at Project House 930 Leeward Highway close to Venetian Road/Leeward Highway Roundabout. 100% load standby generator. Very competitive rates. 1. Second Level West Wing approx. 2,500 sq. ft. comprising 6 No offices plus large conference room and bathroom 2. Second Level East Wing approx. 850 sq. ft. open space with bathroom. 3. Ground Floor East Wing space approx. 1,200 sq.ft.

CONTACT; DAVID HARTSHORN 941-3508 DURING BUSINESS HOURS. TCI SECRETARIAL ADMINISTRATION SERVICES MILLENNIUM HIGHWAY Acting on behalf of our clients who are seeking the following

BLUE HILLS CONSTRUCTIONBEHIND CHICKEN SHACK

MASON

• building, altering and repairing brick, stone, tile or ceramic structures and surfaces. Repairs, maintains and alters buildings. • Mixes mortar; lays bricks and stones and/or concrete sidewalks; makes and repairs steps. Salary: $10.00 per hour ALL STAR BAR AND RESTAURANT

COOK

• Preparing ingredients to use in cooking (chopping and peeling vegetables, cutting meat etc.) Cooking food in various utensils or grillers. Salary: $10.00 per hour CONTACT: 231-1316 Email: tabrinareasias@outlook.com Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their Resume to the Labour Board. These positions are first time work permit holders. 13267

SAMENTA R. PARKER WHEELAND, BLUE HILLS PROVIDENCIALES

Belongers are encourage to apply by sending resume to the Turks & Caicos Labor Department

12896

PHASE 1, WHEELAND Is seeking to employ a

BABYSITTER

Takes care of baby; feeding, bathing and washing for the baby. Does housework, sweeping, mopping and dusting. Salary: $6.50 per hour. Must be willing to work 8 hours a day, six days per week

situated on South Dock Road, Providenciales has an immediate opening for

MECHANIC ASSISTANT RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

To assist in the maintenance and repairs of the company’s equipment. Salary: $10.00 per hour.

Interested persons should send their resume/ CV by email to marsha@ misickstanbrook.tc for the attention of Marsha Blanche Tel: 649-946-4732.

CONTACT: 344-9324

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board This position is first time work permit holder 13259

Applications should be received no later than Friday August 17, 2018. Belongers Only Please! 13236

JOB OPPORTUNITY

HOUSEKEEPER REQUIRED For a private villa in Parrot Cay operated by RCI Ltd.

Experienced Live in Housekeeper is needed to work six days a week. Applicants must speak English, must be fit and able and must have at least eight years’ experience with housekeeping and maintenance at a villa. Salary is $2,000.00 a month. This job position is currently held by a work permit holder.

Prospective TC Islander applicants are also free to lodge a copy of their applications with the Labour Board. 13242

(Standing Seam Metal) Building roofs, installing Standing Seam Metal and other materials. Salary: Based on qualifications and experience

CONTACT: 243-1320 OR 243-7156

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board This position is a First Time work permit holder 13257

ROBERTS AGENCY AIRPORT ROAD

Acting on behalf of our clients who are seeking the following

SUNSHINE NURSEY- GRACE BAY

2 GARDENERS

• Planting and transplanting of plants • Water of plants and any other duties assigned by manager • Salary $6.50 per hour. Held by a work permit holder CHARLES’ EQUIPMENT RENTALBLUE HILLS

MECHANIC

• Engine tune up, oil change, testing of vehicles and repairing • Salary: $10 per hour. This is a first time work permit holder

CONTACT: 241-2043

Email: goldie50@hotmail.com Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 13116

MELVERNE HALL

#25 Omega Lane, Leeward Highway. Is seeking to employ a

HOUSEKEEPER General household cleaning; sweeping, dusting, mopping, washing and ironing. Gardener. Cuts grass, water plants, removes debris and waste from the yard. Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 241-7698

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board This position is a First Time work permit holder 13256

P&D EMPLOYMENT CONSULTANCY

PROVO PONIES

#32 DOLPHIN LANE - LONG BAY

ROOFER STABLE HAND WANTED

GARDENER

CONTACT: 649-245-5725

13258

LONG BAY Is seeking to employ a

• Clean, trim trees, grass and maintain yard • Salary: $6.50 per hour. Held by a work permit holder

Duties: general housework, cleaning washing, ironing, Applicant must be honest and hardworking Salary 46.25 per hour

TDMG CONSTRUCTION

KANISHA BRENADETTE CAMPBELL

All suitably qualified TC Islanders are requested to submit resumes/portfolios to PO Box 560, Regent House West, Regent Village, Grace Bay, Providenciales, TCI or send by fax to 946 4663.

R&R ENTERPRISE

NICOLE ROBERTS- LEEWARD

DOMESTIC WORKER

August 11-17, 2018

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• Applicant must have a minimum of 10 years experience in all aspects of stable maintenance. This includes: Riding and horse handling (training, grooming, tacking up, cleaning tack, cleaning stalls, and lunging), Understanding of Equine Nutrition, basic hoof care and basic equine vet healthcare. • Teaching adults and children (mainly tourists) basic riding skills • Must have experience in breaking and training young horses. • Must be able to guide and supervise inexperienced riders on trial rides. Must have valid driver’s license, must have high school diploma. Must weigh less than 155 pounds. Must speak English fluently, a second language an asset. Applicant must have basic computer skills. Further computer experience is an asset. Will work weekends and holidays. Starting pay is $550 per week.

If interested please email resume to provoponiestci@gmail.com or call 649-241-6350

Qualified Belongers are encouraged to forward a copy of their resume to the Labor Department

13237

Down Town Acting on behalf of our client jean Charles who is seeking to employ

MAINTENANCE

Maintaining apartment units Salary: $7.50 per hour

CONTACT: 232-2001

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is a first time work permit holder 13249

ROBERT AGENCY

Acting on behalf of our clients who are seeking the following;

AIRPORT ROAD Acting on behalf of our clients who are seeking the following

PRICING CLERK

SUNSHINE NURSERYGRACE BAY

CHARLES EQUIPMENT RENTAL- FIVE CAYS

REQUIREMENTS: • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree with 15 years’ experience • Be able to speak four languages

ROBERTS AGENCY

LABOURER

Watering plants, mow lawn, cutting trees, spraying chemicals on plants. Salary: $6.50 per hour This position is currently held by a work permit holder NEXGEN BUILDERS

TILE LAYER

Lay floor tiles, cabinet tiles and roofing tiles Salary: $10 per hour This position is first time work permit holder

CONTACT: 241-2043

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 13283

HEAVY DUTY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC Repairing and maintain heavy duty equipment’s G&G CONSTRUCTION CO - BLUE HILLS

ELECTRICIAN

Rough and finish electrical maintenance, run wires

CONTACT: 241-2043 Email: goldie50@hotmail.com

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. These positions are first time work permit holders

DUTIES; • Provide accurate sourcing and pricing to clients and customers on behalf of the company • Moving merchandise for store

promotions • Directing employees to make signage changes • Executing Marketing changes, ensuring the store standards and preventing loss of merchandise • Training employees in multiple areas to ensure productivity and efficiency Salary: Based on qualifications and experience

SEND INQUIRIES TO SENSON GROUP LTD, LA VISTA AZUL, PROVIDENCIALES TCI

Contact: 231-4101. Email: HR@sensongroup.co Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is a first time work permit holder


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In compliance with section 28 of the Immigration Ordinance: EMPLOYER: FASHION TOO Address: Alice and Alice Building, Airport Road, Providenciales, TCI Contact: (649) 345-6062

SALES CLERK/ CASHIER Salary/Wages: $6.50 per hour

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES: • Assisting customers with merchandise information • Promoting Sales • Providing Friendly and Professional Customer Service • Cashing Daily Sales Transactions This positions are currently held by a Work Permit Holder. Belongers are invited to submit their application to the Labour Board, Ministry of Boarder Control.

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MENELIK ASTWOOD GRAND TURK Is seeking to employ a

LABOURER

Yard maintenance, cleaning the yard from debris, cutting trees, removing waste from the yard. Salary: $7.00

CONTACT: 242-3005

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13278

NEW TECH CONSTRUCTION BLUE HILLS Is seeking to employ a

TILE LAYER Apply mortar or any other adhesive, set tiles in planned area, apply grout Salary: $300 per week

CONTACT: 343-9313

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13269

Pearls Villa Management Ltd. - A Private Villa

(1) HOUSEKEEPER JOB SUMMARY: To ensure standards of cleanliness, hygiene and tidiness are maintained throughout the villas. Must be able to evaluate and ensure guest satisfaction and report and solve any guest problems immediately. Setting and maintaining standards of service commensurate with the standing of the villas. Managing a stock control and ordering system to ensure availability of stock and cost control to maintain costs to a minimum. QUALIFICATIONS • 5 years minimum Housekeeper and customer service experience required • Strong organizational skills required • The ability to lift heavy objects and stand for long periods of time • Great customer service skills

VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY!!

DOMESTIC WORKER

Taking care of a child, cleaning, cooking and washing. Salary: $6.75 per hour

Grace Bay, Providenciales Email: accounting@paviliontci.com

EXECUTIVE CHEF • Must be willing to assist Human Resources with recruitment and training of employees. Train FOH staff, in fine dining and wine service • Must be able to maintain an accurate and up-to-date plan of restaurant staffing needs and staff work schedule • Must be willing to promote and be a part of the Company’s local community projects • Successful candidate will be in charge of all thank you notes, trip advisor responses, Christmas cards, email etc. • Must be able to communicate in English/Spanish • Must be willing to work on weekends and holidays • Starting salary $2083.00 biweekly. Housing and phone allowance is included

TEACHERS

Create lesson plans and teach those plans to the entire class, individually to students or in small groups, track student progress and present the information to parents, create tests, create and reinforce classroom rules, work with school administration prepare students for standardized tests, and manage students outside of the classroom Applicants must be in possession of a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent. Must also have a loving, caring and cooperative attitude. Salary: $2000 per month

Contact: 243-1358 Email: globlar@yahoo.com

BURKLEY MALCOLM

CHERLIE CLARE

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their Resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13245

FIVE CAYS Is seeking to employ a

Behind the Ball Park Is seeking to employ a

LABOURER BABYSITTER

Yard maintenance; cleaning outside the property, picking of trash from the yard, disposing of waste, washing windows and door frames. Salary: $6.50 per hour

Cares for my children, maintain the house, clean, wash dishes, clean bedroom, bathroom, wash and iron. Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 348-6716

CLOVERLEAF AGENCY NORTH CAICOS Acting on behalf of our client

Trinity Shop- Leeward Highway Who is seeking to employ a

LABOURER

Yard maintenance; cleaning the outside of the property, disposing of trash, washing windows and door frames. Salary: $6.50 per hour Agnes Swann- North Caicos

LABOURERS

Yard maintenance; cleaning the outside of the property, disposing of trash, washing windows and door frames Salary: $6.50 per hour

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their Resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13280

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13290

DESIREE DURHAM

DEFINITIVE DESIGNS GROUP LTD.

DEFINITIVE DESIGNS GROUP LTD.

LABOURER

QUANTITY SURVEYOR

FACTORY WORKER

CONTACT: 232-4377

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13291

VERNEICE SELVER GRAND TURK is seeking to employ a

GRAND TURK Is seeking to employ a

Managing all costs related to civil engineering and building projects from the first calculations to the final numbers. Reducing the overall cost of a project thus ensuring value for money.

PROJECT ENGINEER

The primary technical point of contact for the consumer. Schedule preparation, preplanning and resource forecasting for engineering and other technical activities relating to the project. Salary: $3500 per month

CONTACT: 331-8837

Email: johnj6483@gmail.com

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their Resume to the Labour Board. These positions are currently held by work permit holders

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CONTACT: 246-7382

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their Resume to the Labour Board. These positions are currently held by work permit holders 13282

GRAND TURK Is seeking to employ a

• Assemble raw materials for preparing mixing, measuring and cooking crude resources • Examine diverse products and other commodities • Evaluate samples of products and the operating machines for packaging Salary: based on number of years experienced, at least 5 to 10 years’ experience

CONTACT: 331-8837

Email: johnj6483@gmail.com Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their Resume to the Labour Board 13255

FIDELITY CONSTRUCTION TCI LTD.

Leeward Highway, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands British West Indies Tel: (649) 346-3175

CARPENTER

DOMESTIC WORKER

Duties: Basic household chores (cleaning, ironing, washing). Salary $6.25 per hour

CONTACT INFORMATION: 232 0949

Position is held by a work Permit Holder 13238

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons, to fill the position of

Applications, along with two references and proof of qualifications, must be sent in writing to The Principal, Shining Starts Preparatory School, 11 Academy Drive Downtown Providenciales. Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their Resume to the Labour Board. This position is a first time work permit holder 13268

Cleaning outside the property with sweeper, pick up yard waste and collect leaves, dispose of trash, clean windows, door frames. Cares for garden on a daily basis Salary: $6.50 per hour

THE OYSTER HOUSE CORP LTD

SHINING STARTS PREPARATORY SCHOOL

CONTACT: 331-2251

LEEWARD PALMS Is seeking to employ a

THE LARGEST READERSHIP IN THE TURKS & CAICOS

Position is for a work permit holder. Qualified Belongers may send CV to email above or Labour Department.

BLUE HILLS Is seeking to employ a

CONTACT: 231-0146

Interested applicants should have a clean police record and submit their resume with qualifications and experience to: info@saunders.tc , the T.C. I Employment Services and Labour Department. This position is currently vacant. 13277

• Must have a minimum of 8-10 years, strong background in culinary arts • Must have a minimum of 3-5 years management experience • Must have previous experience in all facets of food, upscale dining, casual, events and catering • Must be able to execute all food production at the Somerset Resort & Pavilion Restaurant • Must be able to develop menus and create recipes • Must be able to work with the General Manager and present budgets/cost to Manager/Owners • Must be able to prepare accurate and timely budgets - projecting food, labour and other costs • Must be able to oversee and manage all areas of kitchen/dining operations

TERRISHA WILSON

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• Must be self motivated and able to understand, read, write and speak English fluently. • Able to work with little or no supervision, be physically fit, trustworthy and hard working. • Prepare drawings for cabinetry, framing and other construction projects on-site • Interpret client requests and provide mock-ups for clients to approve prior to commencing work • Build and Install cabinets, counters and molding • Able to work in a team.

All experienced and interested individuals can send inquiries to:

fidelityconstruction.tci@hotmail.com

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NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE BELONGER STATUS APPLICATION

Regulation 7 of the Physical Planning (Development Permission) Regulations, 1990

Take Notice that I, John Freeman, Governor of Turks and Caicos in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3(2) of the Immigration Ordinance intend to grant a Certificate of Belonger Status to SONIA VELOZ-GIBBS by virtue of marriage to a Belonger.

A Planning Application, registered as GT 4789 by Ernest Clarke, has been submitted to the Department of planning for consideration of Car Wash and Tire Repair Shop, on block and parcel 10405/136

(Section 3 (5) of the Immigration Ordinance)

Anyone wishing to make representation(s) may do so in writing to the Director of Planning, Grand Turk or Providenciales, within twenty-eight (28) days of publication of this Notice Notice dated: August 9th, 2018 __________________________

JOHN FREEMAN

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KECHIE

VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY!!

BLUE HILLS Acting on behalf of our clients who are seeking the following

DAYLON JOSEPH- BLUE HILLS

Housekeeper $275 per week - cleans house, does the laundry, washes clothing and irons Caretaker $275 per week- takes care of an elderly woman, prepares her meals, administers medication, baths and does her laundry. Must be able to work 5 days a week. Held by a work permit holder

PAUL GARDINER- LEEWARD HIGHWAY

Labourer $7.00 per hour • Cleaning of property, removing debris from yard, disposing of garbage cans. • Must be willing to work 5 days per week. Held by a work permit holder

HOLLYWOOD BAR- FIVE CAYS

2 Barmaids $6.75 per hour • Keeping bar clean, check restrooms in manner for cleanliness

KENNETH FORBES- BLUE HILLS

Labourer $6.50 • Yard maintenance, removes debris from yard, cuts grass. Held by a work permit holder

CAICOS FISHERIES- SOUTH CAICOS

Plant Worker $6.75 per hour • To wash and clean lobster and conch

LAST SUPPER RESTAURANTKEW TOWN

Kitchen Helper $7.00 per hour • To assist in the preparation of food and to keep the kitchen clean at all times • Must be willing to work 6 days per week

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TEN & SANCHEZ- LONG BAY

Electrician $10 per hour • Identify electrical problems • Replace and repairs of wires and fixtures and other electrical duties’ • Must be willing to work 5 days per week

Margaritaville Grand Turk seeks to identify a

MBA CONSTRUCTIONPROVIDENCIALES

Mason $9.00 per hour • building, altering and repairing brick, stone, tile or ceramic structures and surfaces. Repairs, maintains and alters buildings. • Mixes mortar; lays bricks and stones and/or concrete sidewalks; makes and repairs steps.

SONICS CONSTRUCTIONNORTH CAICOS

Mason $9.00 per hour • building, altering and repairing brick, stone, tile or ceramic structures and surfaces. Repairs, maintains and alters buildings. • Mixes mortar; lays bricks and stones and/or concrete sidewalks; makes and repairs steps.

FORTULIEN WALKIN

Caregiver $7.00 per hour • help their clients with daily activities, such as bathing and bathroom functions, feeding, grooming, taking medication, and some housework.

SUMMARY:

To directly assist the Head Chef in all aspects of kitchen management with responsibility for employee scheduling, event planning, functions and to direct, organize and control staff whilst ensuring customer satisfaction. This function is also carried out while ensuring minimal cost and complete guest satisfaction.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

At least 2 years experience in addition to formal professional qualifications.

REQUIREMENTS:

- Supervise all kitchen staff to ensure that standard operating procedures, company code of conduct and health and safety policies/procedures are adhered to. - Monitoring profitability through ensuring the smooth and documented transfer of all items in an out of the kitchen. - Responsible for maintaining the company standard for food service and standardization of recipes, ensuring that all prepared items leaving the kitchen are in accordance with the highest taste and presentation standards. - Able to use Word & Excel, operate at a supervisory level, apply judgement to carry out written or oral instructions - Able to communicate with persons on all levels Other available positions are Bartenders, Servers and Kitchen Helpers. At least 2 years experience is required for a Bartending and Waiting positions.

SAMUEL JOSEPH

Persons must have a good command of the English Language and be able to work long hours, holidays and weekends.

Caregiver $7.00 per hour • help their clients with daily activities, such as bathing and bathroom functions, feeding, grooming, taking medication, and some housework.

Submit applications, accompanied by a resume to the Human Resource Department at nrobinson@margaritavillecaribbean.com or drop off at the office at Margaritaville Grand Turk. APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON AUGUST 31, 2018

CONTACT: 341-4752

EMAIL: COMOMUCHACHO@LIVE.COM Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their Resume to the Labour Board

SOUS CHEF

13048

Whilst we thank every applicant for their interest in Margaritaville Grand Turk, only shortlisted persons will be contacted. Only applications from Belongers will be accepted.


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Accountant

KERVIN & SON CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIAL PARK Is seeking to employ a

HELPER

Assists construction tradespeople-plumbers, electricians, carpenters, masons, painters, welders, and roofers—on construction sites. Cleaning debris from construction site and any other duties assigned by management Salary: $7.00 per hour

CONTACT: 332-3300

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their Resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder. 13289

KENNETH AND SON TRUCKING IS LOOKING FOR A

DIESEL MECHANIC

To repair and service dump trucks and heavy equipment. Salary: $12.00 per hour. Work hours from Monday- Friday 8 AM to 5PM, some holidays and weekends. Working location is located Behind Glass Shack.

CONTACT KENNETH AT 649-242-8558

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their Resume to the Labour Board. The is a new position 13283 ROBERTS AGENCY

AIRPORT ROAD Acting on behalf of our clients who are seeking the following NICOLE ROBERTS- LEEWARD

GARDENER

• Clean, trim trees, grass and maintain yard • Salary: $6.50 per hour. Held by a work permit holder SUNSHINE NURSEY- GRACE BAY

2 GARDENERS

• Planting and transplanting of plants • Water of plants and any other duties assigned by manager • Salary $6.50 per hour. Held by a work permit holder CHARLES’ EQUIPMENT RENTALBLUE HILLS

MECHANIC

• Engine tune up, oil change, testing of vehicles and repairing • Salary: $10 per hour. This is a first time work permit holder

CONTACT: 241-2043 13116

Email: goldie50@hotmail.com

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board

SAIL PROVO

GRACE BAY Is seeking to employ a

MECHANIC Fixes boat and vehicle engines, Service company vehicles, Fix any mechanical problems on the boat. Salary: $11.00 per hour

CONTACT: 331-3184

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13111

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Reporting to: CEO | Location: Invest TCI Offices - Providenciales

JOB SUMMARY:

The Accountant is a key member of the Agency team with primary responsibility for maintaining the Agency’s accounts, along with ensuring proper financial reporting, account reconciliation and budgeting. The SAA works closely with the Manager-Corporate Services to ensure effective internal operations are maintained. The Accountant’s secondary role will be to support the efforts of the Senior VP – Investor Services in attracting new investment to the country by conducting financial due diligence on investment projects, developing and maintaining a financial assessment model for Investor Services Executives and providing advice and support to the team and business clients related to the MicroSmall Enterprises (MSME) Program.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Financial accounting and reporting 1. Develops and maintains financial accounting systems, including systems for day to day transactions (general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll) cash flow forecasting and management, credit control, and petty cash. Systems developed should be in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and/or IFRS. 2. Ensures that supporting information for all financial transactions is documented, accurate and properly filed. 3. Ensures the timely production of financial accounting information as required by the Government or the Board 4. Ensures the reconciliation of bank and investment accounts monthly, develops and maintains timely and accurate financial statements and reports that is appropriate for the users 5. Develops and implements internal financial and accounting policies and procedures and ensure that the Agency complies with the Public Procurement Ordinance and the Public Finance Management Ordinance. 6. Ensures the completion and maintenance of the Fixed Assets Register 7. Reviews monthly financial results and prepares monthly variance report. 8. Prepares financial report as required for presentation to the Board and provide advice to support the accounting decision making process. 9. Develops and implements policies and procedures as required to ensure that personnel and financial information is secure. 10. Liaises with the Manager – Corporate Services to gather all supporting information required for the annual audit with the approved external auditor. 2. Budget Preparation 1. Lead efforts to prepare the annual budget using a “Zero Based Budget” approach, in consultation with the CEO, Board of Directors and Invest TCI team. 2. Ensure alignment of the KPI’s with available resources 3. Project Analysis 1. Develop, implement and maintain system for conducting proper financial due diligence on domestic and foreign investors. 2. Develop/implement a financial model for investment projects that will allow for rapid review of projects and conduct of sensitivity analysis to detect project risk. 3. Develop templates that can be used by Investor Services Executives (ISE) to compare project costs to socio-economic benefits. 4. Review financial information contained in complex project proposals assigned by the SVP and comment on the financial viability of the investment as presented by the proponents. 4. Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises

1. Monitor compliance of grant agreements with the Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) to provide Government funding towards the work of the not for profit entity. 2. Provide oversight on financial analysis of MSME Business Plans. 5. Other Related Business 1. Undertake any related activities required by the Agency as requested by the CEO, SVP.

PERSONAL SPECIFICATIONS Education and qualifications: University degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent Chartered Accountant, Certified General Accountant, Management Accountant designation is an asset.

or

Certified

EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE:

1. Detailed knowledge of generally accepted accounting and internal control principles. 2. Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills to evaluate alternatives and provide recommendations on business issues. 3. Minimum five years senior accounting experience in a public or private company environment. 4. Significant experience in conducting due diligence and financial analysis on development projects and in supporting entrepreneurs. 5. Proficiency in the use of various computer programs, including: Accounting (Simply Accounting), Word processing (MS Office), Spreadsheets MS Office), Project Management (Visio)

SKILLS:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Strong track record of competency in current and previous employment. Excellent Leadership Qualities Strong Writing and presentational skills. Excellent Communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook Ability to work in a team environment and manage time effectively Commercial awareness. Creativity. Ability to maintain confidentiality

PERSONAL QUALITIES:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Open and engaging demeanor. Able to generate and share ideas. Hands-on approach. Willing to take personal responsibility Able to win trust and personal credibility Persistence and personal resilience. Willingness to personally deliver quality to business clients. Willingness to understand different cultures, lifestyles and associated points of view. 9. Willingness to understand the values associated with small communities.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

1. Fluent English 2. Willingness and ability to travel by air, land and sea.

SALARY AND ALLOWANCES: Negotiable in a range from $67,500 to $75,000 depending on education and experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Interested persons should submit a resume, along with their contact information, cover letter, two letters of reference (one from a former employer), a copy of every educational certificate/diploma, a Police Certificate and a copy of the passport photo page. Applications should be addressed to the CEO of Invest Turks and Caicos Islands and can be delivered in person to the Agency’s offices at Unit 2D, Courtyard Plaza, Leeward Highway or emailed to dastwood@investturksandcaicos.tc prior to the deadline date. The subject line in the email should read “Accountant” and envelopes delivered to the Agency should have the subject “Accountant” clearly marked on the front. Application deadline August We thank all applicants who apply for their interest in the position. However, only persons selected for an interview will be contacted.


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WARDS CONSULTANCY Acting on behalf of our client:

Coral Gardens Resort, Providenciales, TCI. Tel: 941 8260

CHEF DE CUISINE EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

• Post secondary degree in Culinary Arts or industry equivalent experience with at least 8 years experience working as a Chef De Cuisine or Executive Chef • Fully functional on computer with a full knowledge of Excel, MS-Word and Quickbooks and Micros • Deep understanding of menu planning complete with cost analysis, portioning and design. • Full knowledge of a broad range of inventory control measures with the ability to develop and execute. • Detailed understanding of all staffing requirements and all paperwork associated with it including work permits and National Insurance. • Fluent in English both written and oral with a fundamental understanding of French and Spanish • First Aid Training

SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

• Extensive experience in the preparation and execution of Mexican and Tex Mex cuisine • Plan and execute special events on or off premise for a diverse clientele. • Precise knife skills • Execute a large variety of desserts from scratch including cakes, custards, mousses, ice creams, sorbets, and gelatin stabilized desserts • Execute naturally leavened breads and breakfast pastry from scratch • Produce all breakfast, lunch and dinner items with expert precision. • Cook entire menu on the line during service, including meats to temperature specifications. • Prepare and execute a variety of specials utilizing seasonality and quality as the catalyst • Be versed in a large variety of cooking techniques to include: braising, sautéing, frying, steaming, poaching, soup making and the Mother Sauces. • Develop and cost recipes to accurately reflect the long term goals of Somewhere Café and Lounge • Execute a proper sanitation procedure to insure that high quality food is served that accurately represents the Café • Receive food orders from various vendors, checking for quality and pricing. • Implement training of kitchen staff to encourage growth and success in a positive environment. • Must have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to both engage staff and guests in conversation • Must be a natural leader with the ability to lead by example, demonstrating at any moment the willingness and ability to do the job of any of those working with and/or under him/her. • Mediatory and conflict resolution skills with the ability to recognize potential problems in advance. • Must be able to co-ordinate schedule requirements for a large staff • Must be able to keep detailed records of all employees up to date. • Demonstrates the ability to multi-task under extreme pressure. • Strong mathematical skills as it applies to accounting, budgeting, menu costing and recipe conversions • Execute weekly and monthly inventory of items with a focus on budgeting, cost analysis and planning • Maintain a positive environment in the kitchen to encourage growth and diversity within the workplace • Be able to stand on ones feet for extended hours, and be comfortable lifting 50 pounds without physical restrictions. • Be available to work holidays and weekends with a flexible schedule. Salary Commensurate with Experience. Approximately $50K-$60K annually Send CV, References, residency status to:

afabara@somewherecafeandlounge.com or island applicants can also submit their information to the Labor Board to be considered. Position is currently held by a work permit holder. Liquid Caicos, Ltd t/a Somewhere Cafe & Lounge @ Corel Gardens Resort. Phone: 649-941-8260 (office)

VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY!!

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QUEEN OF THE SEA

Contact: 649-346-3426

Cook:

SOUTHWIND MILLWORK

Allegro Road, Grace Bay, Providenciales • Follow cooking instructions and deliver well-prepared meals. Keep and sanitized and orderly environment in the kitchen • Set up work with all needed ingredients and cooking equipment. Check quality of ingredients. Salary: $400 per week

P.O. Box 176, Providenciales Craftsman • Check work in process to verify that it meets plan and specifications • Be able to use other surveying equipment’s to double check everything is leveled and secured • Owns the proper tools for

the task being assigned. Fabrication. Assist in completing the job Salary: $10.00 per hour Contact: 946-5700 southwind@tciway.tc

IRMA COLEBY/JACO

Blue Hills, Providenciales Labourer Clean the outside of the property with sweeper, pick up yard waste and collect leaves, dispose of trash, etc. Salary: $6.50 Per house

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their Resume to the Labour Board Positions are currently held by work per holders

13272

RICHMOND HILL PREPARATORY SCHOOL

BINCYMOL SUBIN

PART-TIME JANITRESS

BABYSITTER

is looking for a

To assist in cleaning classrooms, bathrooms, and office from Monday – Friday after school. Salary is $700 per month.

LONG BAY Is seeking to employ a

To take care of infant; bottle feeding, bathing, washing for baby. Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 345-5386

Please send a letter of application to the:

Principal at richhillprep@yahoo.com 13133

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is a First Time work permit holder 13295

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY TERMINAL OPERATOR/DRIVER

Rubis Turks & Caicos Limited, a company specializing in the marketing of petroleum products, is seeking to fill the vacant position of Terminal Operator/Driver in our Operations Department. The successful candidate will become a member of a small multi-functional team which serves the receipt and storage of fuels and supply service to our customers in Turks and Caicos.

THE PORTFOLIO

The responsibilities for the position include: • Receives/dispatches jet fuel, gasoline and diesel fuel via pipelines and trucks. • Samples and tests products for quality control and perform inspections and basic maintenance on facilities, fuel systems and fueling vehicles in compliance with company and industry standards. • Transfers product and monitors storage tanks, pipelines and related equipment to ensure compliance with safety policy. • Experience in the handling of Petroleum Fuels is an advantage however training will be given to the successful candidate.

REQUIREMENTS

• Possesses a valid driver’s license. • The successful candidate must have a good mechanical background and experience in driving oversized vehicles. • Computer literate. • Must be results oriented and a strong team player with good communication skills. • Shift work required, including weekends.

Resumes should be submitted by e-mail on or before August 10, 2018 to employment@rubis-caribbean.com. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.


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INVESTMENT SERVICES EXECUTIVE - AFTERCARE

SAMENTA R. PARKER

WHEELAND, BLUE HILLS PROVIDENCIALES

DOMESTIC WORKER Duties: general housework, cleaning washing, ironing, Applicant must be honest and hardworking Salary 46.25 per hour

CONTACT: 649-245-5725

Belongers are encourage to apply by sending resume to the Turks & Caicos Labor Department

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ROBERT AGENCY AIRPORT ROAD

Acting on behalf of our clients who are seeking the following

CHARLES EQUIPMENT RENTAL- FIVE CAYS

HEAVY DUTY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC

Repairing and maintain heavy duty equipment’s

G&G CONSTRUCTION CO- BLUE HILLS

ELECTRICIAN

Rough and finish electrical maintenance, run wires CONTACT: 241-2043 Email: goldie50@hotmail. com Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board These positions are first time work permit holders

RICARDO GARLAND LONG BAY ROAD Is seeking to employ a

LABOURER

Cleaning outside the property with sweeper, pick up yard waste and collect leaves, dispose of trash, clean windows, door frames. Cares for garden on a daily basis. Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 243-6315

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13292

NOTICE NOTICE OF HEARING FILE NO: 172/16 JUDGEMENT DEBTOR: CARLOS LIGHTBOURNE ADDRESS: FIVE CAYS, NORTH PROVO DATE OF HEARING: SEPTEMBER 20TH AT 2:00 P.M

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Reporting to: Senior Vice President/Deputy CEO – Investor Services | Location: Invest TCI Offices - Providenciales

JOB SUMMARY:

The Aftercare Executive is a key member of the Agency team with the responsibility of providing support and assistance to current domestic and foreign investors. The position is responsible for administering a relationship management programme with key investors and becoming a trusted advisor to company executives. As Account Manager, the role involves working closely with the CEO, SVP and Chairman to show support and encouragement to businesses with a propensity to expand or invest elsewhere on the islands. This position is vital to improving business retention and expansion and to encourage positive perceptions of the country through providing a strong ‘post-investment’ support programme. The work includes developing and maintaining account plans for a group of selected businesses (key accounts); as Account Manager arranging proactive meetings for senior staff (Account Directors) with key accounts; as Account Director, taking the lead on relationship managing a further group of key accounts; monitoring operational businesses with Development Agreement commitments; monitoring trends in investor issues and preparing reports to Government; assisting any existing overseas investor, when requested, to address administrative hurdles related to their projects; and to take the lead in advocating for improvements to the business environment.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. To develop, on an annual basis, an aftercare plan and budget that will ensure that all existing clients can be properly supported. 2. To create a database of all foreign-owned businesses on the islands, including their commercial activities; 3. To be the first point of contact for general enquiries by existing investors on the islands; 4. To identify a list of key businesses (domestic and foreign) that are strategically important to the islands and have a propensity to invest further; 5. To maintain up to date Account Plans for the top 15 companies identified as being Tier 1 accounts and to arrange at least twice-yearly meetings with their key executive for the Account Director of Invest TCI; 6. To maintain up to date Account Plans for 12 Tier 2 companies and to lead on aftercare services for these companies, including twice yearly visits; 7. To lead on arranging a twice-yearly meeting involving key accounts with the Premier/Minister of Finance to discuss matters of interest; 8. To collaborate with domestic and foreign investors to identify impediments to business development, conduct research on those various aspects of the business environment and make recommendations to the Board and Government on specific ways to enhance the business environment of the TCI; 9. To conduct an annual survey of investors and prepare a report for Government on the main findings of the investor contacts and identify what actions may be needed to assist investors in general and specific investors as appropriate. 10. To monitor progress for all Development Agreements, post business opening and alert Government Departments and the investors regarding key milestones in the Agreements; 11. Liaising with VP MSME over any issues affecting businesses in that programme; 12. Through CRM, to produce a quarterly report on all Aftercare contacts. Contents of report to be defined but should include activities and

results of individual investor visits, surveys and advocacy work set against the initial objectives. 13. To assist the Marketing and Communications team to identify and target investors who would participate in Team TCI and assist in the various marketing efforts. 14. To undertake any other relevant activities or duties as deemed by the CEO.

PERSONAL SPECIFICATIONS Education and qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in finance, business, economics or related field. A Master’s degree will be an asset. Experience and Knowledge: 1. A minimum of five years’ experience in project development, with knowledge of TCI laws dealing with investment projects. 2. Experience dealing with domestic and foreign investors in a commercial law environment. 3. Experience in marketing and sales and knowledge of networking and contact management. 4. Strong background in using various types of office related software and preparation of presentations and reports.

SKILLS:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Commercial awareness. Outgoing individual with creativity, drive and determination. Strong Writing and presentational skills. Ability to visualize, plan, execute and monitor an After-Care program. Excellent Communication and interpersonal skills. Expert in use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook or any other relevant software package. 7. Ability to maintain confidentiality

PERSONAL QUALITIES:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Open and engaging demeanor. High ethical standards Able to generate and share ideas. Hands-on approach. Willing to take personal responsibility Able to win trust and personal credibility Persistence and personal resilience. Willingness to personally deliver quality to business clients. Willingness to understand different cultures, lifestyles and associated points of view. 10. Willingness to understand the values associated with small communities.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: 1. Fluent English 2. Additional language skills a plus

SALARY AND ALLOWANCES: 1. Negotiable in a range of $55,000 to $70,000 based on qualifications and experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE Interested persons should submit a resume, along with their contact information, cover letter, two letters of reference (one preferably from a former employer), and copies of educational certificates, a Police Certificate and a copy of the Passport photo page.

emailed to dastwood@investturksandcaicos.tc .

Applications should be addressed to the CEO, Invest Turks & Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands and can be delivered in person Agency’s offices at Unit 2D, Courtyard Plaza, Leeward Highway prior to the deadline date or

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only persons selected for an interview will be contacted.

The subject line in the email should read “After Care Executive”. Envelopes should have the subject After Care Executive clearly marked on the front.


42 CLASSIFIEDS 3 J'S ENTERPRISE THE BIGHT Seeking to employ a

A&P CONSTRUCTION BLUE HILLS Is seeking to employ a

LABOURER MAINTENANCE MAN Duties are stocking of shelves, loading and unloading of items sweeping up the shop and keeping the surrounding area clean. Salary is $6.50 per hour

CONTACT # 232-5144

Maintains the upkeep of the building and the property. Fixes electrical problems and plumbing problems. Fixes and services air conditioning units. Salary: $10 per hour

CONTACT: 347-8726

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board/* This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13178

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 11853

BAY BISTRO RESTAURANT

BLACK DIAMOND BAR (FORMER TEQUILA BAR) West Road, Grand Turk Is seeking to employ a

GRACE BAY Is seeking to employ a

BUSSER Help waitresses, cleaning and resetting of tables, assists by helping bring food to the Table Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 946-5396

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is a First Time work permit holder 13176

BARMAIDS

Serve tables, food and cocktails, cleaning bar and table area, sweep and mop floor. Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 246-1894 OR 247-7888 (CARMEN DIAN OR MARIA)

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. These position are currently held by a work permit holder. 13209

August 11-17, 2018

TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS A.I.R WATERSPORTS AND TOURS GRAND TURK Is seeking to employ a

In compliance with section 28 of the Immigration Ordinance:

LE BOUCHON DU VILLAGE

BOAT CAPTAIN

The Ship or Boat Captain job means that they are responsible for the safe operation of their vessel and must ensure that it is operated and crewed according to both company and legal guidelines. Must have a valid Captain’s License. The Ship or Boat Captain must navigate vessels using maps, radars and lights by the use of electronic devices and the following of contour lines. Monitor daily progress of the vessel, observing speed, engine pressure and water depths, and signaling any passing ships.

CAPTAIN’S ASSISTANT

Responsible for vessel when the captain is absent or incapacitated at sea. Works on multiple research vessels in the fleet. Supervises Marine Cook-Deckhands or other crew members aboard a research vessel. Serves as Safety Officer onboard vessel. Salary: $6.50 per hour CONTACT: 231-2076 Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13171

PROVIDENCIALES, TCI Contact: (649) 946-5234

KITCHEN HELPER

ANNIE MILLS

ATELY’S HANDCRAFTED JEWELRY Caicos Café Plaza, Grace Bay Is seeking to employ a

DOMESTIC WORKER

SALES CLERK/ HANDCRAFTER

GRAND TURK Is seeking to employ a

Salary/Wages: $6.50 per hour. Responsibilities/ Duties: General kitchen cleaning of pots, pans, floors etc.

Duties: Taking care of an elderly lady. Doing general house work. Salary: $6.50 per hour.

This positions are currently held by a Work Permit Holder. Belongers are invited to submit their application to the Labour Board, Ministry of Boarder Control. 13189

CONTACT: 347-0941

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to The Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder. 13169

REQUIREMENTS:

• Undertake repair work using angle grinder, laminate roller, mixing container, spatula, sanding discs etc • Ability to work some weekends

DUTIES INCLUDE:

Grinding, moulding, and installing fiberglass, sanding, bottom painting, assisting with hauling boats and preparing boats for painting. WAGE RATE: Wages are in the range of $9.00 $14.70 per hour weekly. Application: Applications are invited from qualified Turks and Caicos Islanders and copies of same should be submitted to the Labour Board. These positions are currently held by eligible Work Permit Holders.

Applications must be submitted in writing and delivered to Caicos Marina and Shipyard, Long Bay Highway, Providenciales. Or send via email at info@ caicosmarina.com. Persons may also contact us via telephone at 649 946 5600.

13203

COCO VIBES LTD.

OFFICE OF THE COMPLAINTS COMMISSIONER

LEEWARD HIGHWAY Is seeking to employ a

SUPERVISOR Supervise the sales for coconut, supervise the staff. Salary: $1200 per month

(OMBUDSMAN) TONY CLARKE’S BUILDING WATERLOO ROAD GRAND TURK TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

CONTACT: 244-0786

The following vacancy currently exist within The Office of the Complaints Commission: -

SENIOR INVESTIGATIVE OFFICER

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is a First Time work permit holder 13169

For more details regarding this position kindly refer to the Vacancy Notice on our website at www.complaintscommissiontci.com

ADVERTISE

Application Deadline: August 10th 2018 Please ensure that all applications submitted by email to complaints_ commission@gov.tc clearly states the Job Title in the subject line and all applications received via hard copy are clearly marked with the Job Title. Remuneration at $60,000 per annum, Belongers Need Only Apply. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only persons selected for an interview will be contacted. Kindly Note: Applications that are not accompanied by all required supporting documents will not be processed. 13172

IN THIS SPACE! ONLY

$33

PER WEEK

CALL 946-4664

Email: atelys@me.com Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13174

GRAND TURK Is seeking to employ a

FIBERGLASS INSTALLER

Must have proven experience in fiberglass repairs and moulding • 5 years experience working with fiberglass • Must be willing to work in full chemical suits • Have a general knowledge of boat construction • Prior experience painting and installing fiberglass in a marine environment • Skilled at repairing fiberglass with precision and keen attention to detail • Able to verify repaired material to test strength and endurance levels of fiberglass

CONTACT: 341-2214

CAROLYN DICKENSON

CAICOS MARINA & SHIPYARD

ADVERTISEMENT FOR 2 PERSONS FOR FIBERGLASS INSTALLER

Caicos Marina and Shipyard, located in Long Bay Hills, Providenciales, invites applications to fill 2 positions for the job of FIBERGLASS INSTALLER.

Makes jewelry, sells merchandises. Salary: $8.00 per hour

LABOURER

Cleaning the yard, cutting and trimming of trees, removing waste from the yard and washing windows. Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 247-6233

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13187

CLAUDETTE MALCOLM

CATHYANN HALL

LABOURER

DOMESTIC WORKER

GRAND TURK Is seeking to employ a

Yard maintenance; cutting and trimming trees, clearing debris from yard, removing waste and any other duties assigned by employer. Salary: $7.00 per hour

CONTACT: 232-0023

LEEWARD Is seeking to employ a

General Duties; sweeping, dusting, mopping, washing and ironing. Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 343-1741

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13195

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13170

D’DIVA SALON

DINARDA VARIETY STORE

DOWNTOWN Is seeking to employ a

COSMETOLOGIST

BLUE HILLS Is seeking to employ a

CASHIER

Provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp, provide nail and skin care services. Salary: $6.50 per hour

Receiving and dispersing of cash, assisting customers and other duties requested by management Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 345-8242

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13184

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13173

CONTACT: 246-7740


August 11-17, 2018 DMR HOLDING GROUP LTD

DOROTHY ODENA

ERLINE CHARLES

MASON

BABYSITTER

DOMESTIC WORKER

BLUE MOUNTAIN Is seeking to employ a

• building, altering and repairing brick, stone, tile or ceramic structures and surfaces. • Repairs, maintains and alters buildings, retaining walls and other brick or stone edifices. • Mixes mortar; lays bricks and stones and/or concrete sidewalks; makes and repairs

CARPENTERS

• Follow blueprints and building plans to meet the needs of clients. • Install structures and fixtures, such as windows and molding. Measure, cut, or shape wood, plastic, and other materials. Salary: $350 per week

CONTACT: 332-0085

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. These positions are currently held by a work permit holder 13083

FIVE CAYS Is seeking to employ a

Providing care for kids when parents are not there, preparing meals, washing and cleaning Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 343-1154

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13162

GRAND TURK Is seeking to employ a

General household duties which includes: sweeping, dusting, mopping, washing and ironing. Salary: $6.5 per hour

CONTACT: 342-7421

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13194

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Islands Pride Fisheries Ltd. ONE (1) CAPTAIN FOR COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSEL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Oversee the safety of the crew, vessel and catch • Responsible for the service and maintenance of the engines aboard the vessel, including any attached lifeboats • Checking and recording the catch for each crew, including self, catch from traps and ensuring both tallies with total overall catch • Deep-sea line fishing with reel • Assist the trap man to set and pull traps • Gut, ice and store fish, in common with the crew, including the captain

REQUIREMENTS:

• • • •

Clean Police Record Two character references, including one from last employer Ability to lead a team Minimum of ten (10) years experience working in same capacity on commercial fishing vessel

SALARY:

Basic weekly wage plus commission based on sales from ‘catch’ *This position is currently held by a work permit holder

THREE (3) CREW/ FISHERMEN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

• • • • •

Prepare and maintain traps Prepare bait for traps Deep sea line fishing with reel Cleaning, icing and storing of catch Responsible for cleaning and maintenance of the vessel

REQUIREMENTS:

• • • •

CLASSIFIEDS 43

TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS

Clean Police Record Two character references, including one from last employer Ability to work with minimal supervision Minimum of two (2) years experience working in same capacity on commercial fishing vessel

SALARY:

Commission based on catch shared equally between crew and captain Application forms are available from Butterfield Gold Human Resource Department located at the corporate office in Town Center Mall. Qualified Belongers are encouraged to apply. Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be notified. Deadline for application: August 10, 2018 13201

GRACE BAY MANAGEMENT GRACE BAY Is seeking to employ a

SENIOR HOUSEKEEPER

• Look after property rentals • General Housekeeping which includes; sweeping, dusting, mopping, washing windows etc. • Landscaping maintenance • Co-coordinating small team • Must be willing to work 6 days per week and must also be able to work flexible hours Salary: $6.75 per hour

CONTACT: 244-0833

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is a First Time work permit holder 13214

GRACE BAY WATERSPORTS GRACE BAY Is seeking to employ a

ILINDA BASSETT

Long Bay Hills, Tower Drive Is looking for a

LABOURER

Must be a trust-worthy, hardworking and reliable person. Must be able to speak French and English Fluently

BOAT CAPTAIN Drive boat, takes guest to parasail. Salary: $10 per hour

CONTACT: 333-7878

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is a First Time work permit holder 13208

TEL: 646-231-0390

Responsibilities Include: cleaning my yard and different properties person required to work on different shifts when needed. Salary starts at $6.25 per hour. Working from Monday to Saturday The position is held by a work permit holder. All applicants can apply to this email: sabbrokerage@tciway.tc Only Belongers need to apply. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13003

DESARROLLOS HOTELCO JWM Ltd. Desarrollo Hotelco, is a leader in building luxury hotels, Is seeking an experienced and proven leader.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Candidates for the following positions:

CARPENTER

Duties of this position include: Ability to read blueprints, drawings, and sketches and to fully grasp requirements. Accuracy taking measurements and calculating the size and amount of material needed for a project, Skilled in use of all tools necessary to cut, shape and smooth lumber and other material (e.g. fiberglass) according to measurements, Able to build window frames, doors, staircases, brattices, and frame buildings by using raw materials or pre-constructed items, Able to install items such as hardwood floors, siding, cabinets, drywall, and insulation a plus, Skills needed to lay out flooring, roofing, and drywall, ensuring they are level, plumb, and installed with as little waste possible, Inspect products and conduct repairs or maintenance as needed, Ability to assemble/build scaffolding and other needed construction structures.

WELDER

Duties of this position include: Knowledge of all tools, equipment, techniques, terminologies, and materials of the welding trade; Knowledge of hazards and safety procedures and equipment as they apply to the welding trade; Knowledge of metallurgy; Skilled in operating tools used in the welding trade, including chop saws, band saws, drill press, bench and angle grinder, welding machines, cutting torches, acetylene welding equipment, electric hand tools, standard hand tools, rotary hammers, and jack hammers; Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals; Ability to write routine reports and correspondence; Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume; Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry; Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

PLUMBER

Duties of this position include: Assist in installing and maintaining plumbing systems. Read blueprints and drawings to determine exact specifications and where plumbing system will be installed. Determine water supply networks and waste drainage systems. Coordinate with Plumber on installation. Install systems used to transport water, waste, gases, or liquids. Ensure legislation and policies are met and that systems are up to code. Ensure systems meet all standards of building codes and safety. Cut openings in structures in preparation for pipes. Select all materials needed for installation, Repair and maintain water treatment equipment.. Requirements include: at least 5 years relevant experience, a clean police record and driver’s license with a successful drug screen; at least a high school diploma; possess a good employment track record with demonstrated. Salary: 1000 to 1500$. May be required to work on weekends and holidays Applications comprising a letter, resume, references, Police record etc. should be sent no later than Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 to:

THE MANAGER DESARROLLOS HOTELCO JWM LTD. GRACE BAY, SALT MILLS PLAZA UNIT 22A Email: llopez@hotelcointernational.com

13186


44 CLASSIFIEDS JULIEN LANDSCAPING BLUE HILLS Is seeking to employ

HOUSEMAN

Removing soiled bedclothes and remaking the bed with clean ones, vacuuming the room and hallways, mopping the floor, cleaning and sanitizing the bathroom and replacing toiletries and towels. Must be willing to work 5 days per week. Salary: $6.50 per hour RHONDDA COLLYMORE is seeking to employ a

DOMESTIC WORKER

GARDENERS

Soil cultivation, digging, forking, mulching, watering, raking, weeding, edging, pruning, seed sowing, bed preparation and planting. Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 244-8372

General cleaning which includes; sweeping, dusting, washing, preparing rooms for Villa Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 946-4445

13181

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their Resume to the Labour Board. These positions are currently held by work permit holders

Email: julienlandscaping@ hotmail.com Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is a First Time work permit holder 13166

Proprietor’s Strata Plan #41 Management Co. Ltd, Is seeking to employ a

GARDENER

• To work 7 days a week • General duties and maintenance duties around the property

DOMESTIC WORKER

SALARY $6.50 PER HR JOB DESCRIPTION TO PERFORM GENERAL HOUSEHOLD DUTIES WHICH INCLUDE LAUNDRY, COOKING AND RUNNING ERRANDS. ANY OTHER CHORES AS MAY BE NECESSARY. MUST BE WILLING TO WORK ON WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS. MUST BE TRUSTWORTHY.

PLEASE CALL #231-6432

HOLDER IS CURRENTLY ON WORK PERMIT 13207

20 Honour Lane, Downtown Providenciales CONTACT 941-5707 Seeks the following person:

ONE BOAT MECHANIC Must have knowledge of diesel engine and hydraulic system, work days Mon- Sat starting salary $2,000.00 (Work permit renewal) 13127

NEEDED

multiple intelligence strategy and create IEPs. Suitable candidate must demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative and also as a team player. Candidate must demonstrate best practises and utilize an integrated approach to learning. Please provide 3 recent references (one must be from the last taught).

The Principal Providence International Academy TCI Eden Lane, Leeward Highway, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos BWI. Tel: 649-2435616

GRAND TURK Is seeking to employ a

LABOURER

Yard maintenance; cutting and trimming trees, clearing debris from yard, removing waste and any other duties assigned by employer. Salary: $7.00 per hour

CONTACT: 232-1336

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13193

REME ROOSVELT

RITA GARDINER

BABYSITTER

LABOURER

Five Cays Is seeking to employ a

Kindly apply in writing with an updated resume to: 13200

LEWIS DURHAM

LEW 1SHIPPING LTD

PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS

BELONGERS NEED ONLY TO APPLY PLEASE SEND RESUME TO:

This position is currently held by a work permit holder.

OF GRAND TURK IS SEEKING TO EMPLOY A

Primary School Teachers (Grades 3 and 6) with a minimum of ten years teaching experience at the primary level and have an unconditional love for children. Must be university trained in Primary Education and a specialist area with at least a Bachelor's degree Must be able to diagnose various learning styles, implement lessons accordingly, utilize

• Schedule work hours: 7 am to 5pm • Must speak English • Salary - $11.50 per hour

Human Resources Manager Proprietor’s Strata Plan #41 Management Co. Ltd. The Yacht Club, Turtle Cove Providenciales Tel: (649) 941-3082. Fax: (649) 941-3223 Email: mtcl@ticway.tc

SALOMON ALTIDOR

13216

ISLAND VILLA MANAGEMENT is seeking to employ a

August 11-17, 2018

TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS

Taking care of a child, wash the baby’s clothing, interacts with the baby Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 344-0966

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is a First Time work permit holder 13196

GRAND TURK Is seeking to employ a

Duties: To maintain properties removing debris from properties. Salary: $6.25 per hour.

CONTACT: 347-0941

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder. 13168

VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY!!

THE LARGEST READERSHIP IN THE TURKS & CAICOS Each company is looking for suitably qualified persons to fill the following positions:

IS SEEKING TO EMPLOY A

TECHNICIAN

WILLIAMS CATERING SERVICES

SUMMARY:

Technician is responsible for the day to day operation of the Service Station.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Bookkeeper - invoicing, bill payments cheque printing and overall reconciliation. Monitors fuel levels on tankers and underground tanks using OPW Monitoring System and performs unloading of necessary fuel. Social media marketing - posting products, services and promotional items. email & website maintenance and graphics development for the company. Point-Of-Sale System maintenance, product updating, report generation.Gilbarco fuel pumps and console maintenance and overall configuration.

REQUIREMENTS:

Must have knowledge in POS System Must have knowledge in bookkeeping Must have knowledge in OPW Monitoring System Must be cabible to maintain website and knowledge in graphic design Must be flexible with time and willing to work long hours, weekends and holidays Excellent communication skills in both written and oral form Salary Commensurates with Experience. Qualified Application should send a copy of their application to:

- position held by a work permit holder • Inspect food preparation and serving areas to ensure observance of safe, sanitary food-handling practices. • Turn or stir foods to ensure even cooking. • Season and cook food according to recipes or personal judgment and experience. • Observe and test foods to determine if they have been cooked sufficiently, using methods such as tasting, smelling, or piercing them with utensils. • Weigh, measure, and mix ingredients according to recipes or personal judgment, using various kitchen utensils and equipment. • Portion, arrange, and garnish food, and serve food to waiters or patrons. • Rate $400.00 per week

Address: Williams Plaza, Old Airport Road, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands .Contact 9464726 .Resumes can be faxed to 941-3425 and the Labor Department, Providenciales as soon as possible.

longbayexpress@gmail.com or call 941-8111 And send a copy of your application to the Board This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13206


August 11-17, 2018 LITTLE HAVANA Ports of Call, Grace Bay Is seeking to employ a

DOMESTIC WORKER Greets customers, serves customers cigars, general cleaning which includes; sweeping, dusting and mopping. Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 231-7099

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13210

TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS NATHALI SIMMONS

ORANGE CONSTRUCTION

DOMESTIC WORKER

LANDSCAPER

FIVE CAYS Is seeking to employ a

Cleaning, babysitting, babysitting and washing Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 344-4989

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder

13177

GRAND TURK Is seeking to employ a

Plant turf grass, bushes, shrubs, trees, flowers and other plants at their proper depth, Pruning, mowing, edging, trimming, fertilizing and watering. Salary: $6.50 per hour

CLASSIFIEDS 45

DISTRICT CONSTABLE AN EXCITING FULL-TIME OPPORTUNITY ROYAL TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS POLICE FORCE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

CONTACT: 241-2592

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13192

Opportunities have arisen for dynamic individuals to work as District Constables in one of the oldest police forces in the World. Ministry: Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force Closing Date/Time: Monday 20th August 2018, 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary: $22,140.00 Per annum Location: ‘A’ & ‘B’ Division

JOB PROFILE:

District Constables are appointed to support the Commissioner of Police in achieving operational objectives. District Constables are also involved in the building of safer and stronger communities by assisting Police officers in the execution of their functions, and by performing special duties

VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY!!

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

• Beat and Patrol- crowd control, traffic • Court Duties- Maintaining Order, Handling Prisoners, Open, Adjourn and close Court • Station Orderly Duties- Maintain record logs, Take reports, Handle prisoners • Special Branch- Report observations of suspicious persons/activity, Maintain logs of movement of suspicious person/activity

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

• • • •

Be twenty-one years to sixty years of age; reside in the particular town or settlement for which he is appointed be physically fit to discharge the duties of a dis¬trict constable; is not a member of the Executive Council or other¬wise exempt from serving on a jury under the pro¬visions of the Jury Ordinance. • Have a High School Diploma • Have at least three (3) CXC passes with grades 1-3 (English and Mathematics a must) • Pass the Initial three (3) weeks District Constable training Course • Have Computer Skills (desired) • Have good communication skills No experience is required.

Private Chef

A luxury villa is currently seeking a private chef to cater for high-end guests. The successful applicant should have the following skills:

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

• 7 years experience as a Villa chef or running a commercial kitchen for a caterer or highend fine dining restaurant or hotel • Knowledge of commercial level food prep safety and hygiene • Menu planning and costing, including preparation and printing • Knowledge of Kosher cooking and food prep rules, and ability to adapt to gluten free, salt reduced or calorie restricted menu requirements • Ability to maintain a different children’s menu and schedule based on age • Ability to manage other chefs and servers as needed • Ability to match and select wines to complement menu • Fluent in English (written and verbal) • Able to communicate in Spanish/Creole with other staff • Able to cater small weddings, cocktail parties and special events • Excellent variety of menus of worldwide cuisine including desserts, pastries, hors d’oeuvres and chocolates

Resumes with current contact information must be accompanied by a cover letter and two letters of reference (one preferably from a former employer) as well as copies of educational certificates and a copy of the passport photo page. Shortlisted candidates must submit a Police Clearance/Certificate. Applications should be addressed to: James Smith, Commissioner of Police, Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, Old Airport Road, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, Email to: Recruitment@tcipolice.tc with the subject line: District Constable/ APPLICATION. Successful applicants will work in accordance with the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force Ordinance, TCI Laws, Ordinances, and Public Service Ordinance. Closing date is 20th August 2018.Following a paper-sift, successful applicants to be called for interview will be notified by 24th August 2018 with interviews taking place on the week of Monday 3rd September to 7th September 2018.

ADDITIONALLY, THE POSITION REQUIRES:

• Working long hours (breakfast, lunch & dinner), public holidays, weekends and back to back rentals of 7 days each. Be able to stand for 10-12 hours, sometimes, with few breaks • Shopping for food and beverage supplies and controlling receipts and invoices • Maintaining an inventory and billing clients for supplies and services • Clean driving and police record, own insured car, presentable appearance • Ability to maintain complete confidentiality about guest’s identity • Cooking and serving for groups from 2 to 16 people, including setting and clearing tables • Maintaining a professional demeanor when dealing with difficult guests • Working as part of a team and taking direction from the Villa Manager

The Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands is committed to Equal Employment Opportunities, All applicants will be considered on an equal basis that determines their suitability to the post applied for. The selection process will be conducted on three principles of merit, fairness and openness. Applications without all supporting documents will not be processed. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only persons selected for an interview will be contacted.

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VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY!!

Applications should be submitted by August 20th, 2018 either by email to markpankhurst@icloud.com or by post to Stargazer Villa, Box 196, Providenciales. Please include a current résumé, with references and a few sample menus of dinner entrées of items you regularly prepare. Also include a contact email address and phone number. Questions answered at 431-2696 or by email. Note that this is a part time position, as the Villa is not continuously rented.

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SALARY: Starting at $2,500 per month, based on relative experience. This position is currently held by a work permit holder. Only qualified Islanders need apply and may submit a copy of their application to the Labour Board.

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46 CLASSIFIEDS ROYAL JEWELS

Socrates Holdings Ltd. is seeking to employ a

LEEWARD HIGHWAY Is seeking to employ a

SPOTLESS CLEANING SERVICES

Keep buildings in clean and orderly condition. Perform heavy cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, washing walls and glass, and removing rubbish. Salary: $6.50 per hour

Cleaning high windows, walls, patios, sweeping and mopping, picking up trash from around Salary: $6.50 per hour

Must be able to work 6days Per week Monday-Saturday 8:00am-6:00pm. Salary $6.25per hour DUTIES: Maintenance of Complex and other duties as required.

CONTACT: 946-4699

Tibor’s Machine Shop is looking to fill the following positions:

GAS PLANT TECHNICIAN/ HANDY MAN - - - - -

CONTACT: 331-0818

Interested applicants should submit their resume with qualifications and experience to: info@saunders.tc and the TCI Employment Services and Labour Department. The position is currently vacant. 13202

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HELP WANTED

PROVIDENCIALES Is seeking to employ a

LABOURER CLEANER

JANITOR

August 11-17, 2018

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Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13061

maintain/operate/gas plants make repairs on gas plants minor electrical building repairs/set up assist owner in building repairs Wage based on experience

INTERESTED APPLICANTS CAN CONTACT 941-5802/ EMAIL YOUR RESUME TO ancha@tiborsmachineshop.com . Or send resume to the Labour Board. POSITION HELD BY WORK PERMIT HOLDER; BELONGERS NEED ONLY APPLY

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REGISTERED LAND ORDINANCE, CAP 9.01

REGISTERED LAND ORDINANCE, CAP 9.01

NOTICE LOST LAND CERTIFICATE

NOTICE LOST LAND CERTIFICATE

TITLE NUMBER SECTION ISLAND 51104/4 BOTTLE CREEK NORTH NORTH CAICOS

TITLE NUMBER 51104/2

SECTION BOTTLE CREEK NORTH

ISLAND NORTH CAICOS

Whereas, LLEWELYN NAVANCE HANDFIELD FORMERLY KNOWN AS NAVANCE ALHUNDRA HANDFIELD AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OF THOMAS GIFFORD HANDFEILD DECEASED of North Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands has declared that the Land Certificate for the above mentioned title number(s) issued in the name of THOMAS GIFFORD HANDFIELD deceased was inadvertently mislaid and cannot be found.

Whereas, LLEWELYN NAVANCE HANDFIELD FORMERLY KNOWN AS NAVANCE ALHUNDRA HANDFIELD AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OF THOMAS GIFFORD HANDFEILD DECEASED of North Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands has declared that the Land Certificate for the above mentioned title number(s) issued in the name of THOMAS GIFFORD HANDFIELD deceased was inadvertently mislaid and cannot be found.

Take notice that I, Brandie Anderson, Registrar of Lands, shall issue a new land certificate for the said title six weeks of the date of the first publication of this Notice in a local newspaper and the Gazette.

Take notice that I, Brandie Anderson, Registrar of Lands, shall issue a new land certificate for the said title six weeks of the date of the first publication of this Notice in a local newspaper and the Gazette.

Dated this 20th Day of July, 2018

Dated this 20th Day of July, 2018

Signed ..............................................................................................

Signed ........................................................................... Registrar of Lands

Registrar of Lands

Witnessed .......................................................................................

Witnessed ...................................................................... 13164

DESARROLLOS HOTELCO JWM LTD.

Desarrollo Hotelco, is a leader in building luxury hotels, Is seeking an experienced and proven leader. Applications are invited from suitably qualified Candidates for the following positions:

PILE SUPERVISOR

Duties of this position include: Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in driving pilings into ground to provide foundations for structures, such as buildings and bridges, and retaining walls for earth embankments, such as cofferdams: Directs workers engaged in operating machines to drive metal, concrete, and wood piling and metal and wood sheets.

PILE OPERATOR

Duties of this position include: Operate pile drivers mounted on skids, barges, crawler treads, or locomotive cranes to drive pilings. Moves hand and foot levers to control hoisting equipment to position piling leads, hoist piling into leads, and position hammer over piling. Moves levers and turns valves to activate power hammer or raise and lower drop hammer which drives piles to required depth. Retaining walls, bulkheads, and foundations of structures, such as structures, bridges. Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, benefits, repair, and maintenance bridges. Knowledge of materials, methods, and the appropriate tools to construct objects, structures, bridges. Knowledge of various methods for describing the location and distribution of land and air masses including their physical locations, relationships, and characteristics. Controlling operations of equipment or systems. Watch gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. Critical Thinking by using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches. Judgment and Decision Making by weighing the relative

costs and benefits of a potential action. Coordination by adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. Performing routine maintenance and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed. Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents and equipment. The ability to quickly and repeatedly make precise adjustments in moving the controls of machine or vehicle to exact positions. Depth Perception by the ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from the observer, or to judge the distance between an object and the observer. Response Orientation The ability to choose quickly and correctly between two or more movements in response to two or more signals (lights, sounds, pictures, etc.). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body parts. Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment. Fixing, servicing, aligning, setting up, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles. Perform incidental work items and duties included within other crafts Requirements include: This position requires demonstrable previous experience as a Pile Operator. A high school diploma or general education degree (GED) is preferred. Must be able to understand work directions and communicate effectively with job site supervisors and fellow employees. (5) Years or more of industry related experience. Salary: 2000 to 3500$. May be required to work on weekends and holidays Applications comprising a letter, resume, references, Police record etc. should be sent no later than , August 24th, 2018 to:

The Manager – DESARROLLOS HOTELCO JWM Ltd. Grace Bay, Salt Mills Plaza Unit 22A Email: llopez@hotelcointernational.com

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ROOM INSPECTOR A Room Inspector is required to work in a luxury villa. The successful candidate must possess the following qualities & experience: • Must have experienced as a housekeeper at a Five Star Hotel/Luxury Villa with a high level of attention to detail. • Applicant must inspect the cleanliness of all rooms prior and post guest arrival • Must list and itemize lost and found items • Be willing to work flexible hours including holidays, week-ends and evenings • Must be reliable and trustworthy and energetic • Handles guest complaints and queries • Applicant must be willing to look after the household when owners are absent • Possess excellent command of English • Controls waste of any product or linen. • Must be a non-smoker

CANDIDATE MUST ALSO:

• Perform general housekeeping duties including laundry. • In the absence of guest must be willing to assist with cleaning and general maintenance • Must be willing and to work well with the team • Must have a clean police record

Please address all resume’s to hr@thesource.tc and drop off a copy to The Department of Labour

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TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS

HELP WANTED

COURT/COMMUNITY REPORTER

Tibor’s Machine Shop is looking to fill the following position:

INDUSTRIAL PAINTER

- Work with various hazardous coatings including epoxies, urethanes, solvents - Safely apply hazardous coatings and storage - Utilize/assemble, maintain, and clean a variety of painting materials, tools, and equipment including compressors, sprayers, sanders, and cleaning equipment

- Experienced with CARC coating and HVLP guns - Construct and move scaffolding, ladders, and platforms. - Estimate time, materials, and equipment required for jobs assigned - Understand painting climates Experienced in different installation procedures

INTERESTED APPLICANTS CAN CONTACT 941-5802/ EMAIL YOUR RESUME TO ancha@tiborsmachineshop.com . Or send resume to the Labour Board. POSITION HELD BY A WORK PERMIT HOLDER; BELONGERS NEED ONLY APPLY

TRACY EWING HURDLE RICHMOND HILL Is seeking to employ a

HANDYMAN Maintenance; fixing doors, windows and keeping surrounding area clean. Salary: $7.00 per hour

CONTACT: 332-2617 Email: tracey@trail.tc

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is a First Time work permit holder. 12966

WARD’S CONSULTANCY Acting on behalf of our client who is seeking the following Yoshi Sushi Bar #20&21 Saltmills Plaza, Grace Bay, Providenciales

DOMESTIC WORKER

Provides service in the restaurant, clean, mops, keeps the bathroom clean, replenishes toilet tissue in the bathroom, etc. Salary: $7.00 per hour Cleans windows, doors, the kitchen the tiles, the bathroom and vacuum. Salary: $7.00 per hour

CONTACT: 941-3374

Email: yoshisushi@me.com Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13160

NEEDED URGENTLY

A reporter with 8 - 10 year’s experience in court and community reporting. Successful applicant must be committed, a good team player and one who is willing to work long hours. An exciting position for an unmarried man or woman who is seeking a career with an established on-island publication. Must have a driver’ s license, must be familiar with the computer and should have a working knowledge of photography. Salary will be based on experience. Apply to: The Editor, tcweeklynews@gmail,com Sorry, no phone calls please.

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WESLEY METHODIST SCHOOL

ALVERIA B DUNCOMBE

DOMESTIC WORKER

FARMER

LEEWARD PALMS Is seeking to employ a

General cleaning duties which includes, sweeping, dusting, mopping and washing.. Salary: $6.50 per hour

CLEANER

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CONTACT: 9465786/ 231-0360

Email: wesleyschool@ tciway.tc Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13182

NORTH CAICOS Is seeking to employ a

cleaning, tractor driving, general handiwork, tending to livestock, ploughing, planting and harvesting crops. Furthermore, you might be responsible for carrying out basic maintenance and repair work on vehicles, machinery, fences, gates and walls. Salary: $600 monthly

CONTACT: 243-6877

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13213

DENISE SMITH

PEARLS VILLA MANAGEMENT LTD IS SEEKING

EBEN EZEN Leeward Providenciales Seeking:

to fill the following positions:

BETTY RESTAURANT KEW TOWN Is seeking to employ a

KITCHEN HELPER

Assists chef with the preparation of food. Keeps the kitchen area clean and tidy. Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 346-0230

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13204

BRIAN SWANN

Leeward, Providenciales Seeking:

To manage the day to day operation of three private villas with a total of 23 bedrooms and to carry out administrative functions as required.

To clean and keep garden free of weeds and shrubs and removing garbage. To maintain and clean pool and pool area. Applicant must be of good character and totally flexible. Salary Minimum wage

One Domestic Worker

To clean and maintain three private villas. Duties include cleaning floors, windows, disposing of garbage, changing bedding and linens and any other related duties. Applicant must be of good character and totally flexible. Salary Minimum wage Interested applicants should submit their resume with qualifications, and experience to: info@saunders.tc and the TCI Employment Services and Labour Department. Both the Gardener and Domestic worker positions are currently held by work permit holders. Please note that all applications must be submitted with a valid police record, and copies of all educational certifications. Only suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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CONTACT: 241-5922 Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board This position is currently held by a work permit holder

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C&S PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Acting on behalf our client Joseph Watkins- Kew Town for Monica C. Reid Who is seeking to employ a

General cleaning; sweeping, dusting, mopping, washing and ironing. Salary: $6.50 per hour

MAINTENANCE MAN

MAINTENANCE MAN

CONTRACT: 649 343-773813224

CONTRACT: 649 333-657713223

Salary is $7.00 per hour

One Gardener

Taking care of kids. Household cleaning: sweeping, dusting, mopping and ironing. Salary: $6.50 per hour

DOMESTIC WORKER

RESPONSIBILITIES AND REQUIREMENTS:

At least 5 years’ experience in customer service. Manage and supervise a small team of staff. Must be able to work with various booking software including iCal. Must be fluent in English, Spanish and French. Must be flexible and able to work on holidays and weekends. Must be on call as needed. Must be able to work with minimum supervision. Salary will be commensurate with experience

Acting on behalf of our client Roynold Robinson- Glass Shack For Kimayen De La Rose Marcelo. Is seeking to employ a

DOMESTIC WORKER

A Property Manager • • • • • • • •

C&S PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

CYNAR JOHN

GRAND TURK Is seeking to employ for a

MAID

Salary is $7.00 per hour

LARISSA GRAY

GRAND TURK Is seeking to employ for a

MAID

Duties: Overseeing minor children. Housekeeping (washing, ironing, cleaning) Must work 5 days per week 8am- 5pm. Salary $6.50 per hour

Duties: Overseeing minor children. Housekeeping (washing, ironing, cleaning). Must work 5 days per week 8am- 5pm. Salary $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 649-232-4251

CONTACT: 649-232-4251

This position is for work permit renewal. Belongers are encouraged to submit a copy of their resume to the Labor Department 13211

This position is for work permit renewal. Belongers are encouraged to submit a copy of their resume to the Labor Department 13212

CONTACT: 241-5922

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board This position is currently held by a work permit holder

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DELICIOUS DISHES AIRPORT ROAD Is seeking to employ a

KITCHEN HELPER Assists the chef with the preparation of meals, keeps kitchen area clean Salary: $7.00 per hour

CONTACT: 333-2550

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Come and join our winning team at

Seven Star Resort & Spa The following positions are currently available

General Manager

The Successful candidate will report to the CEO and will be responsible for all aspects of operations of Seven Stars Resort & Spa. Work very closely with the Owners and other stake holders. Responsible for managing the Hotels management team (HOD's) and overall hotel targets to deliver an excellent Guest experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Oversee the operations functions of the hotel, as per the Organizational chart. • Hold regular briefings and meetings with all head of departments. • Ensure full compliance to Hotel operating controls, SOP’s, policies, procedures and service standards. • Lead all key property issues including capital projects, customer service and refurbishment. • Handling complaints, and oversee the service recovery procedures. • Manage on-going profitability of the hotel, ensuring revenue and guest satisfaction targets are met and exceeded • Deliver hotel budget goals and set other short and long term strategic goals for the property • Developing improvement actions carry out costs savings initiatives • A strong understanding of P&L statements and the ability to react with impactful strategies • Closely monitor the hotels business reports on a daily basis and make decisions accordingly • Maximizing room yield and hotels / resort revenue through innovative sales practices and yield management programs • Prepare a monthly financial reporting for the owners and stake holders • Draw up plans and budget (revenues, costs, etc.) for the owners • Helping in the procurement of operating supplies and equipment, and contracting with third-party vendors for essential equipment’s and services • Coordination with HOD's for the execution of all activities and functions • Manage and develop the Hotel Executive team to ensure career progression and development • Lead in all aspects of business planning

REQUIREMENTS

• The ideal candidate must be seasoned and highly intelligent hotel professional with outstanding, management skills and extensive hands-on experience. Available to work when needed, including weekends, holidays, and nights. Will be on call 24hrs a day. • A degree in hotel management or a related field with experience in opening, managing or re-positioning a hotel with clear track record. Excellent computer system skills. • At least 10 to 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, with significant luxury and international experience, ideally including experience in remote locations. And 5 to 10 years of experience as a General Manager or Asst. General Manager. Salary USD100,000 to USD120,000 per annum (Salary is negotiable and based on level, experience and qualifications). Position held by a work permit holder

AC Engineer

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

• Determining the size of the building, airflow capacity and energy consumption • Work together with maintenance crews and architects to determine the type of system needed for each unit • Installing and servicing the systems that control air quality, temperature and humidity inside offices, schools, leisure complexes and other modern buildings • Surveying buildings where cooling systems are to be fitted • Discussing requirements with management • Producing quotes for work refurbishments and installation • Designing and installing systems • Running quality checks to make sure systems are working properly and safely • Diagnosing and fixing faults • Carrying out planned maintenance • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned not listed in this job description

REQUIREMENTS:

• Communication Proficiency, Customer/Client Focus, Organizational Skills, Performance Management, Problem Solving/Analysis, Results Driven, Teamwork Orientation, Technical Capacity and Time Management. • The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25/50 lbs. • Some math and measuring skills along with an eye for detail. • Also requires a great deal of lifting, bending and squatting, so a reasonable level of physical fitness is needed • A concentration of mechanical engineering. • Must have 5 years of experience and extensive knowledge of the design and application of industrial HVAC systems. • Must be able to work long hours, weekends and holidays • Required to work up to 72 or more hours in any given week Salary range: USD40,000 to USD54,000 per annum (Salary is negotiable and based on level, experience and qualifications).

HOUSEKEEPING ATTENDANT/ ROOM ATTENDANT

Candidates will be required to assist in all Housekeeping responsibilities, cleaning of guest rooms, stocking amenities and linens.

REQUIREMENTS:

• Suitable candidates must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working at a 5 Star Resort in a similar role. • Must have a strong attention to details and exceptional ability to maintain the highest standards of quality required. • Must have the ability to lift at least 50lbs. • Must be able to work long hours, public holidays and weekend Wages: 6.31 per hour.

CRYSTALLIZATION SPECIALIST

The Successful candidate would be responsible for overseeing the design and installation of the resort heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

This individual will be responsible for grinding and leveling of floors with the required machinery. Responsible for all of the following: Travertine Cleaning , Marble Polishing, Marble Cleaning, Granite Polishing, Etch Removal, Stain Removal, Limestone Cleaning, Lippage Removal, Crack & Chip Repair and Marble Floor Maintenance

REQUIREMENTS:

• Knowledge of working with chemicals used for floor restoration, polishing, buffing or crystallization on different stone floor types – Limestone/granite/marble • Some math and measuring skills along with an eye for detail. • Also requires a great deal of lifting, bending and squatting, so a reasonable level of physical fitness is needed. Salary range: USD12,000 to USD 13,500 per annum Position currently held by a work permit hold

Owners Asset Protection Officer

This position is under the direct supervision of the Owners Relations Manager/General Manager and is responsible for the protection, safeguarding, and security of assets for the assigned Home Owners.

DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS:

• • • •

A minimum of 5 years’ experience Able to work flexible hours, holidays and weekends. Highly trained in security procedures and martial arts. First Aid training is preferable and ability to communicate effectively • Physical ability to run, walk, jump and bend. • Willing to work long Shifts (up to 14hrs) and split shift during the night. • Willing to work in all weather conditions and ability to respond to patron problems effectively. • Excellent customer service skills Salary range: USD1,100 per month New position

Chef de Partie

The Chef de Partie is responsible for running a specific section of the kitchen. The chef manages a small team of workers, which are responsible for keeping organized so that meals go out on time and the work area remains clean and orderly.

REQUIREMENTS:

• 5 to 15 culinary experiences in a five star hotel/resort. • Knowledgeable in international cuisine such as Japanese and other Asian dishes. • HACCP knowledge, self-motivated and passion for hospitality and cooking. • Excellent palate and attention to detail.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• To work and lead the kitchen team. • Execute cooking to the expected high standard quickly and efficiently. • To maintain the required level of hygiene standards/ HACCP as laid down both legally and by the standards manual. • To be responsible for the day to day training of the team. Salary range: USD20,000 to USD25,400

OTHER POSITIONS

Part-time server Public area cleaner F&B Server – Dinner F&B Server – Breakfast Kitchen Steward Houseman Salary range: USD14,000 to USD17,000 per annum and is based on experience and qualification. Some position currently held by a work permit holder.

ONLY CANDIDATES MEETING ABOVE REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE CONTACTED

Candidates should apply to Seven Stars Resort & Spa, Grace Bay Road, Providenciales via e-mail at hr@sevenstarsgracebay.com for consideration or should leave CV’s at the security building for the attention of HR. Prospective applicants who are Belongers kindly send copies of your application to the board. Application deadline: Aug 15, 2017

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DOREAN WILLIAMS

FABULOUS STYLE BARBER SHOP AND BEAUTY SALON WALKIN PLAZA Is seeking to employ

LABOURER

Provide barbering services, such as cutting, trimming, shampooing, and styling hair, trimming beards, or giving shaves. Clean and sterilize scissors, combs, clippers, and other instruments.

#67 Chalk Sound Drive, Chalk Sound is seeking to employ a

2 BARBERS

• Cutting, trimming of branches and trees; Watering plants • Removing of waste and leaves from the yard Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 242-3747

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 13226

2 Hairstylists/ Beautician

shampooing, cutting, and styling hair, though they may also provide hair treatments, including deep conditioning, permanents, hair coloring, and weaving. Beauticians may specialize in certain areas, such as makeup application, nail art, color analysis or personal styling services. Salary: $7.00 per hour

CONTACT: 245-7776

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is a First Time work permit holder 13175

FRANKLIN WILLIAMS GRAND TURK Is seeking to employ a

LABOURER

To perform duties which include, cleaning up on site, dispose of waste, any other chores as may be necessary. Must be willing to work on weekends and holidays. Must be trustworthy Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 242-4542 Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder

PRESIDENTIAL HOLDINGS, LTD.,

The successful candidate must be: 1. Physically fit and able to lift and carry 50lbs or more. 2. Able to perform basic carpentry and masonry skills 3. Knowledgeable of related tools, masonry techniques, equipment and materials. 4. Able to mix cement using hoes, cement-mixing equipment, and/or hand tools. 5. knowledgeable of layering building materials such as bricks, concrete, tiles and other construction materials. 6. Knowledgeable and skill in alteration, repair, and maintenance of masonry structures and surfaces. Remuneration - Salary is $1,200 monthly

This AD is for a work permit. Please apply in writing to

Jessica Hall, email: jesshall137@gmail.com. BLUE HILLS Is seeking to employ a

WATER UTILITY ACCOUNTANT

THE BIGHT Is seeking to employ a

MASON NEEDED

MARC CORNER CAR WASH

A local water utility, is seeking an experienced

JOSEPH CAMPBELL

JESSICA HALL - LONG BAY

DOMESTIC WORKER

Cleaning which includes; sweeping, dusting, mopping and washing. Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 2410663 OR 348-7523

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LITTLE HAVANA CIGAR LOUNGE/CAFE Grand Turk/Providenciales

DRIVER $7.00 PER HOUR

vacuuming and drying vehicles and safely operating vehicles on and/or off of car wash conveyor. Responsible for greeting customers at car wash, taking orders, washing vehicles, and vacuuming interiors. Uses cloths, hoses, chemicals, and water to clean and detail vehicle. Car Washer $6.50 per hour Car Washers apply soap solution, scrapping loose dirt, cleaning tires, rinsing with a hose, drying, dusting and vacuuming car interiors, removing trash, cleaning seats, and polishing.

Interested applicants should submit a resume by August 24, 2018 to jobs@7seaswater.com for consideration.

Email: mccw@gmail.com Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. These positions are currently held by a work permit holder

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LATINOS CONSTRUCTION SOUTH DOCK ROAD Is seeking to employ a

CARPENTER Build cabinets, doors, frame work and finishing work Salary: $10.00 per hour

CLEANER - $7.00 PER HOUR

to provide accounting and financial support. Candidate must be capable of performing daily accounting activities such as billing, collections, customer interaction, cash handling and banking, data manipulation from MasterMeter MasterLink RF systems, and the review and analysis of monthly financial statements to include variance explanation. Four-year degree in Accounting and stable work history required, along with a minimum of five years’ experience as an experienced Accountant performing the duties stated. Strong preference for experience in a water utility environment. A base salary of approximately $32,000 per year will be paid depending on experience.

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is a First Time work permit holder 13197

STORE CLERKS/ KITCHEN HELPERS

Responsibilities include: Sale of cigars, tshirts, retail items. Tending to lounge customers, preparing and serving snacks, sandwiches, drinks also required to clean lounge and café.

CONTACT: 244-6080

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CALL 946-4057 OR 347-387113217

MASON

Plastering and laying blocks Salary: $8.00 per hour

CONTACT: 332-0771

Email: caliberroa@gmail.com

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is a First Time work permit holder 13228

VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY!!

THE LARGEST READERSHIP IN THE TURKS & CAICOS M&W MEP SERVICES Is seeking to employ

ELECTRICIAN SUPERVISOR

DUTIES: • Interpret electrical blueprint or electrical diagrams • Be able to install electrical boxes. Troubleshooting electrical circuits. • Inspect electrical components’ such as breakers, switch, and so on • Repair and electrical wiring. Install three phase transformer • Install backup generators • Must have at least 15 years’ experience in residential and commercial installation and at least 10 years’ experience as supervisor on the large scale buildings. • Must be available to work after hours, weekends and holidays. • Hourly rate $18.00 - $25.00 • Applicant must have a valid driver’s license

THREE (3) ELECTRICIANS

• Interpret electrical blueprint or electrical diagrams • Be able to install electrical boxes. Troubleshooting electrical circuits. • Inspect electrical components’ such as breakers, switch, and so on Repair and electrical wiring

• Rate starting at $13.00-$15.00 per hour • Applicants must have a valid driver’s license

TWO (2) PLUMBERS

• Interpret blue prints and building specifications to map layout for pipes, drainage systems and other plumbing materials • Installs pipes and fixtures such as sink, toilet, pedestal, sink, water heater, faucets • Must have at least 15 years’ experience residential in commercial and industrial installations and at least 10 years’ experience as supervisor on the largest scale building. Applicants must have experience budgeting and cost coding on all aspects of commercial electrical installations. Must be available to work after hours, weekends and holidays. • Rate staring at $14.00-$16.00 per hour • Applicant must have a valid driver’s license

TWO (2) A/C TECHNICIANS

• Install split A/C units, central A/C units • Troubleshooting electrical circuit fault • Repair and upgrade all AC equipment’s and provide mobile services at their residence when required. • Applicant must have a valid driver’s license.

Contact: (646) 231-2650- (649) 243-2650 or Your Resumes can be sent to this email: mwmepservices@gmail.com and drop it off at the Labour Department, Providenciales as soon as possible. These positions will be held by first time work permit holders.

NOTICE Regulation 7 of the Physical Planning (Development Permission) Regulations, 2014

An Application, PR 13569, by THE REGENT LTD. For MODIFICATIONS TO PR 12949 TO INCLUDE A ROOF TOP TERRACE, ROOF TOP SWIMMING POOL & DECK, SUNDECK, BAR AREA, KITCHEN, LOBBY AND ANCILLARY FACILITIES FOR PARCEL 60905/207 has been submitted to the Department of Planning for consideration and determination. Anyone wishing to make representation may do so in writing to the Director of Planning, Down Town, Grand Turk or through the Department of Planning, Emily House, Leeward Highway, Providenciales, within twenty-eight (28) days publication of this Notice. Notice Date: July 26th, 2018

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GOVERNMENT VACANCIES Job Reference No: CBB3-01

Chief Valuation Officer

DEPARTMENT: Valuation Office MINISTRY: Attorney General’s Chambers LOCATION: Grand Turk SALARY: Grade 9: $59,552.50 per annum plus allowances

JOB SUMMARY:

This is a senior managerial position with national responsibility for shaping the land development, acquisition, disposal, and valuation policy of the TCI. Job holder is responsible to improve quality and to ensure timely delivery of professional services related to property valuation. It supports the stamp duty regime by providing timely and objective assessment of the market transactions of all relevant real estate in the Turks and Caicos. JOB REFERENCE NO: LWB3-02

Truancy Officer

MINISTRY: Education, Youth, Culture & Library Services LOCATION: Grand Turk, South Caicos and Providenciales SALARY: Grade 4: $21,935.00 per annum JOB SUMMARY: To ensure that all students between the age of 4 – 16 attend school during school hours. To prevent mandatory school aged students from visiting night clubs, bars or any other place which prohibits the presence of minors. The task and responsibilities of the Truancy Officer extend to the Public and Private Schools. JOB REFERENCE NO: CFB3-04

Liaison Officer

MINISTRY: Ministry of Home Affairs Transportation and Communication DEPARTMENT: Road Safety Department LOCATION: Providenciales SALARY: Grade 5: $26,650.00 per annum

JOB SUMMARY:

To ensure that all public and private vehicles are in compliance with the Road Safety Ordinance and to assist with the processing of vehicle registration, Driver’s License and Data Entry. JOB REFERENCE NO: CFB3-05

Administrative Officer

MINISTRY: Ministry of Home Affairs, Transportation and Communication DEPARTMENT: Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME) LOCATION: Providenciales SALARY: Grade 5: $26,650.00 per annum

JOB SUMMARY:

The incumbent in this post will be responsible for preparing appropriate documentation for approval, ensures all transactions are properly recorded. The incumbent will also manage databases, systems for filing and secure all documents that is sensitive and/ or confidential. JOB REFERENCE NO: CFB3-06

Hazard Mitigation and GIS Specialist

MINISTRY: Ministry of Home Affairs, Transportation and Communication DEPARTMENT: Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME) LOCATION: Providenciales SALARY: GRADE 7: $41,205.00 per annum

JOB SUMMARY:

The incumbent in this position will be responsible for the administration of the Department’s Hazard Mitigation & Planning Programme; which involves analysing hazard data for the implementation of national pre-disaster planning and prevention measures, and recommend mitigation measures to support sustainable development and planning in the country. JOB REFERENCE NO: CFB3-07

Social Worker

MINISTRY: Ministry of Home Affairs, Transportation and Communication DEPARTMENT: Social Development and Gender Affairs LOCATION: South Caicos & Providenciales SALARYGrade 6: $33,415.00 per annum

JOB SUMMARY

To provide professional social work services to the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands. This is a specialized professional position, which has departmental wide responsibility for the elderly, orphans, juveniles, probationers and parolees. The Social Worker is responsible for counselling clients and their families, interviewing and assessing foster families and collaborating with other departments and organizations to ensure that the needs of disadvantaged persons in the communities are met. JOB REFERENCE NO: CFB3-08

Probation and Rehabilitation Coordinator Manager (Probation Unit)

DEPARTMENT: Department of Social Development MINISTRY: Ministry of Home Affairs, Transportation and Communications LOCATION: Providenciales SALARY: GRADE 7: $41,205.00 per annum

JOB SUMMARY:

This is a supervisory role and the incumbent will

be responsible for the rehabilitation of juveniles, probationers and parolees and collaborating with other departments and organizations to ensure that the necessary programmes and support are provided. The Probation and Rehab Coordinator Manager will be expected to generate results that are deemed to be satisfactory when parolees, probationers and juvenile delinquents are reintegrated into society and are contributing positively to their communities. JOB REFERENCE NO: CFB3-09

Probation Officer (Probation Unit)

DEPARTMENT: Department of Social Development MINISTRY: Ministry of Home Affairs, Transportation and Communications LOCATION: Providenciales SALARY Grade 6: $33,415.00 per annum

JOB SUMMARY:

The Probation Officer will take the lead in delivering Offender Management and Probation Services to offenders primarily in the community on Probation Orders and Community Services Orders but will also work with those in custody and under MAPPA arrangements. They will manage a case load of offenders both personally and in co-operation with other staff and agencies. JOB REFERENCE NO: CFB3-10

Senior Administrative Officer (Probation Unit) MINISTRY: Ministry of Home Affairs, Transportation and Communication DEPARTMENT: Department of Social Development LOCATION: Providenciales SALARY Grade 6: $33,415.00 per annum

JOB SUMMARY:

This is a senior administrative position, which has responsibility for the smooth operation of administrative functions in the office and provides support in resource management of finances, human resources, facilities and purchasing.

JOB REFERENCE NO: CFB3-11

Community Outreach & Program Manager

DEPARTMENT: Department of Social Development MINISTRY: Ministry of Home Affairs, Transportation and Communications LOCATION: Providenciales SALARY Grade 6:$33,415.00 per annum

JOB SUMMARY:

The incumbent will plan, develop and coordinate community-based programs focusing on improving

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GOVERNMENT VACANCIES the quality of life for community residents and enhancing community sensitization in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The post holder’s work involves managing, coordinating and scheduling community events, meetings and program activities.

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: JCB3-12

JOB REFERENCE NO: LWB3-16

Cashier

DEPARTMENT: Accountant General’s Department Ministry: Ministry of Finance, Trade and Investment LOCATION: Grand Turk SALARY: Grade 4: $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. The position requires that the job holder provide service to the customers of TCIG in the receiving of revenue, responding to queries and where required issuing payments to suppliers. The job holder will provide impartial, accurate and timely advice when requested by the Assistant Accountant General, Transaction Accounting. JOB REFERENCE NO:

JCB3-13

Statistical Mapping Technician

Policy Manager

DEPARTMENT: Governor’s Office LOCATION: Grand Turk SALARY: $59,552.50 Per annum

JOB SUMMARY:

The Policy manager will support the Governor’s responsibilities for international issues and compliance, environment, border control and nationality. This position will entail managing a variety of subjects, identifying priorities, and responding at short notice to numerous enquiries from the UK Foreign Office and other UK Whitehall Departments. JOB REFERENCE NO: LWB3 - 17

Administrative Officer

MINISTRY: Office of the Chief Internal Auditor LOCATION: Grand Turk SALARY: GRADE 5: $26,650.00 per annum

Administrative Officer

MINISTRY: Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Heritage, Maritime and Gaming DEPARTMENT: Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR) LOCATION: Grand Turk SALARY: GRADE 5: $26,650.00 per annum

JOB SUMMARY:

The incumbent in this post will be responsible for preparing appropriate documentation for approval, ensures all transactions are properly recorded. The incumbent will also manage databases, systems for filing and secure all documents that is sensitive and/ or confidential. JOB REFERENCE NO: KHB3-21

Registered Nurse

DEPARTMENT: Special Needs Unit MINISTRY: Ministry of Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services LOCATION: Grand Turk SALARY: Grade 6: $33,415.00 per annum plus allowances

JOB SUMMARY:

DEPARTMENT: Strategic Policy and Planning Unit / Statistics Division Ministry: Ministry of Finance, Trade and Investment LOCATION: Grand Turk SALARY: Grade 4: $21,935.00 per annum

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.

To provide professional position in the nursing service focused on promoting and restoring patients’ health through the utilization of the nursing process; collaborating with multidisciplinary team members; providing physical and psychological support to patients, friends and families; supervising assigned team members.

JOB REFERENCE NO: CFB3-18

JOB REFERENCE NO: KHB3-22

This is a technical support position with floor level responsibility for the collection, processing and analysis of statistical data to inform economic and planning decisions. The job holder is expected to generate results that are deemed satisfactory when there is an efficient system to collect primary and secondary data from business establishments, households and governments, to process and present statistical data, and to generate timely relevant reports.

Conservation Officer

MINISTRY: Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Heritage, Maritime and Gaming DEPARTMENT: Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR) LOCATION: SALARY: GRADE 5: $26,650.00 per annum

Clinical Nurse (Medical)

MINISTRY: Health, Agriculture and Human Services DEPARTMENT: Special Needs Unit – Wellness Center LOCATION: South Caicos SALARY: Grade 5: $26,650.00 per annum plus

JOB SUMMARY:

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

JOB SUMMARY:

JOB REFERENCE NO: JCB3-14

Clerical Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Revenue Department Ministry: Ministry of Finance, Trade and Investment LOCATION: Providenciales SALARY: Grade 3: $16,707.50 per annum

JOB SUMMARY:

This is an administrative support position for the Revenue Department. The job holder will undertake clerical and administrative tasks to support the day-today operations of the Revenue Department. JOB REFERENCE NO: JCB3-15

Immigration Officer

DEPARTMENT: Immigration Department LOCATION: Various SALARY: SALARY: 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

JOB SUMMARY:

This is a mid level post, with national responsibility for the enforcement of all pertinent environmental, fisheries and maritime laws in TCI. Job holders are also to participate in all conservation activities; to maintain the park and protected areas infrastructures; and to keep all equipment, including boats vehicles, dive gear and field tools in proper condition. JOB REFERENCE NO: CFB3-19

Director

DEPARTMENT: Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR) MINISTRY: Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Heritage, Maritime and Gaming LOCATION: Providenciales SALARY: Grade 9: $59,552.50 per annum, plus appropriate allowances

JOB SUMMARY:

The incumbent in this position will be responsible for enforcing all pertinent environmental and fisheries laws in TCI.

JOB REFERENCE NO: CFB3-20

JOB SUMMARY:

JOB REFERENCE NO: KHB3-23

Deputy Supervisor Wellness Center

DEPARTMENT: Special Needs Unit MINISTRY: Ministry of Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services LOCATION: South Caicos SALARY: Grade 6: $33,415.00 per annum plus allowances

JOB SUMMARY:

The job entails responsibility to assist the Supervisor with the management of the Wellness Centre/Special Needs Unit and ensuring quality care for all clients. JOB REFERENCE NO: KHB3- 24

Porter

DEPARTMENT: Special Needs Unit MINISTRY: Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services

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GOVERNMENT VACANCIES CONTINUED LOCATION: South Caicos SALARY: $499.67 Bi-Weekly

JOB SUMMARY:

To provide support service to the Wellness Center personnel to maintain the cleanliness of buildings, moving clients and moving supplies and materials.

JOB REFERENCE NO: KHB3- 25

Special Needs Program Officer

DEPARTMENT: Special Needs Unit MINISTRY: Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services LOCATION: Providenciales SALARY: Grade 6: $33,415.00 per annum

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for the coordination of programmes and activities that would enrich the lives and quality of life of the elderly and persons with special needs. JOB REFERENCE NO: KHB3- 26

Occupational Therapist

MINISTRY: Health, Agriculture and Human Services LOCATION: Providenciales SALARY: Grade 8: $51,147.50 per annum plus allowances

Sports Interational

TCI draw against DR, but lose against St. Lucia and St Martin THE Turks and Caicos U14 team bounced back from an 8-0 defeat by the hands of St. Lucia to draw 1-1 with the Dominican Republic before going down to Sint Martin 0-2 in the first three games of their fourgame series a part of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Boys U14 Challenge Series. Coach of the side Dane Ritchie said he was impressed with how the boys were able to weather the storm of the first defeat and bounce back in the competition. Against St. Lucia TCI trailed 5-0 at the half, before a full time 8-0 loss, but they changed their tactics against the DR and were actually ahead. “The game plan was to play a low press game and try to counter attack,” Ritchie told

The TCI U14 boys’ team had their first ever international draw when they faced the DR this week.

the Weekly News. He said that the squad was elated when they got on the score sheet. In the 1-1 draw with the Dominican Republic, TCI

scored first, after central defender Michael Saunders converted a Jean Louis Watson corner kick. On Wednesday, TCI lost to St. Martin, but according to

Ritchie, a victory was always going to be difficult against the bigger players. TCI were also expected to play Puerto Rico on Friday afternoon.

JOB SUMMARY:

This is a professional position, performing evaluations, developing and implementing effective patient treatment plans to restore, compensate or adapt for loss of patient function, by planning and administering medically prescribed therapy treatments in accordance with professional standards governing the facility and their discipline. Collaborating with multidisciplinary team members; providing physical and psychological support to patients, friends and families; supervising assigned team members. JOB REFERENCE NO: LWB3-27

Assistant Examination Officer

MINISTRY: Ministry of Education, Youth, Culture and Library Service DEPARTMENT: Department of Education LOCATION: Grand Turk SALARY: GRADE 5: $26,650.00 per annum

JOB SUMMARY:

This supervisory position is responsible to assist the Examinations Officer (Local Registrar) with the administration of external examinations for high school students and the wider community, assist with student exam registration, coordination and dispatch of exams scripts to examining bodies, analyze data and report on exam results, and coordinate the publication of annual statistics on candidates’ performance in external examinations . PLEASE NOTE: Applications that are not accompanied by all required supporting documents will not be processed. Application Deadline: 17th August, 2018

The Academy Jaguars, who are almost assured of the PPL title, can seal it this weekend.

ULRICH NEAT FIVE CAYS Is seeking to employ a

DOMESTIC WORKER

To clean, wash and cook Salary: $6.75 per hour. Must be willing to work Monday- Friday, 8:30 A.M to 4;30 P.M

CONTACT: 341-4384

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is a First Time work permit holder 13265

L.P.S RETAIL & WHOLESALE Five Cays

DOMESTIC WORKER Is seeking to employ a Clean the store, dusting, sweeping, mopping, clean ceiling vents, restroom cleaning, stock shelves, assisted other personnel as needed to maintain safety in the packaging area, pick, pack, receive and restock products inside the store. Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 346-6622

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Academy Jaguars all but assured of PPL title IT WOULD take a near impossible task for Full Physic FC to top the Academy Jaguars for the Gilley’s Enterprises Provo Premier League (PPL) title. The Jaguars sit on 22 points from nine games with seven win, a draw and a loss, while Full Physic have 16 points from eight games with five wins, two defeats and a draw. Leaving out the points, the biggest difference between the sides are the goal difference with Jaguars at 24 and Full

Physic at 3. It therefore means that in order for Full Physic to stand any chance of a win, the Jaguars must lose really badly in their clash against the SWA Sharks this Saturday while Full Physic must score two of the most lopsided victories in PPL history when they take on the Sharks and the Eagles in their last two games. Cheshire Hall had an outside chance of catching the Jaguars but that ended with a 2-1 defeat to Full Physic in their latest clash.


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Sports Minister says CAC Games one-step closer to Olympics

Kurt Rivers in action in Jamaica last month.

Rivers already practicing for 2019 Caribbean Junior Championships TCI’s lone competitor at the 31st Caribbean Junior Golf Championships which was held at the Caymanas Golf Club in Jamaica last month, Kurt Rivers, is already practicing for next year’s event. The 11-year-old who finished eighth in the 11-13 boys age division is confident that he will be able to produce a better performance next year when the tournament shifts to the Bahamas. “ I can’t wait to get back next year and take on some of the older kids as I know I can beat them with some more experience.“ Rivers, who represented the Turks

& Caicos (TCIGA) with the help of Bordier Bank, played a strong three rounds in Jamaica. With only three balls lost, the pre-teen felt he kept to his game plan, since the long layout with elevated greens and blind shots were too much for some players. “If you don’t keep yourself, hydrated and focused for the whole round you will see big numbers on your score card”. Participating nations were the Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

West London club to play TCIFA U17 Select three times THE Acton Ealing Whistlers Football Club (AEW FC) is set to play a Turks and Caicos Football Association (TCIFA) Boys U17 Select team, three times in the next few days. The Ealing, West London based club is making the trip

because of hurricane solidarity through football, according to a release from the local FA. The two teams will square off on Saturday at 15:00h at the Academy ground, with additional games on Monday and Wednesday at 17:00h.

HONOURABLE Edwin Astwood, Minister of Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services was excited with TCI’s participation at the Central American and Caribbean Games which were organised by CACSO. Hon. Astwood, who was a part of the delegation in Colombia, said that participation in these games is one step closer to the Olympics. “I am delighted that our Turks & Caicos Islands athletes can be part of such a grand sporting event, we know that this group of now seasoned athletes will perform well, and also expose millions of new persons to the TCI. This also takes us one step closer in participating in the Olympic Games, which is the ultimate for all athletes and the countries they represent. Not just because of sporting glory for the country but because of its ancient legacy and the underlying message that it spreads of all human as one irrespective of boundaries and nationalities.” According to a release from the TCIG, the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) was formed in 2003 comprising NOCs of the Caribbean region in order to benefit from collective undertakings and sharing of resources. Commonwealth Games Associations (CGA) and similar overall sporting organizations from those countries that do not and currently cannot have National Olympic Committees (NOC), because of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Rules, were invited to become members of CANOC. “These games are designed to provide a step between sub-CACGregion Games held the first year

Sports Minister Edwin Astwood with (l-r) Edith Cox, Vanessa MoyceGardiner, Tamera Howell-Robinson, and Darlene Clerveaux-Forbes.

following a Summer Olympics (e.g. Central American Games) and the Continental Championships, the Pan American Games, held the year before the Summer Olympics. A small steering committee was established in 2013 to advance the agenda of Turks and Caicos Island’s eligibility in Olympic affiliated events and to secure CACSO approval. The TCI was able to qualify with athletics, football, basketball, sailing, rugby, swimming, cycling, softball, tennis and volleyball. “The Goal under the leadership of the Commonwealth Games Association (CGA) is to now gain affiliate membership with the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO), and International Islands Games Association (IIGA). Such affiliation will allow the TCI to compete in Olympic affiliate games and provide our sports teams and athletes alike an opportunity to prove to the IOC that a small dependent

territory like the TCI has what it takes to compete at the Olympic level. With a showing of our continuous development in sport, we hope to lobby on behalf of all dependent territories, through the British Olympic Committee (BOC) for a change in IOC policy to allow dependent territories to become associate members. “This is indeed a great achievement for Turks and Caicos having obtained Associate membership into the Central American and Caribbean Games and for our athletes to be afforded such an opportunity to participate under the flag of the Turks and Caicos Islands.” The Minister responsible for sports was accompanied by his deputy secretary, Ms. Tamera Howell-Robinson, Director of Sports, Mr. Jarrett Forbes and his executive administrator, Mrs. Darlene Clerveaux-Forbes of the Ministry of Health, Agriculture Sports and Human Services.

One hundred youngsters to benefit from Lawrence’s basketball camp ONE hundred aspiring basketball players between the ages of 10-16 will benefit from a Matt Lawrence basketball training camp scheduled for next week (August 13-17) at the Graceway Sports Centre. Since his retirement, the ex. Pro NFL player, through his International Foundation, has dedicated his time to help provide youth with additional athletic and academic opportunities. “Being a youth working to succeed at whatever sport I was involved in and training to be a professional athlete, you soon recognise how many valuable lessons you learn. The effort, discipline and focus required to succeed help you in other areas of your life. I want to teach these life skills to as many youth as possible so

they can strive for greatness on and off the court.” says Lawrence. The upcoming camp is set to teach the TCI youth fundamental basketball skills while tying these lessons to important life skills. The Lawrence Foundation team was built by community, love and friendship. The programme’s coaches will include NBA professional basketball player Dominic Wright and wife Angela Wright, previous college Basketball stars. The Foundation’s Community Programme Director, James Lawrence, is Lawrence’s brother, a long-time sports enthusiast with a Master’s in Coaching and Athletic Administration. James works for the Baltimore City Recreation and Parks as an area manager, where he creates

sport programmes that provide opportunities for inner city youth. “Together with the support of the community, we’ve already been able to impact over 600 youths in the TCI. The plan is to keep building the momentum and create true paths to higher education. We have many partners who are eager to help us where they can.” Sponsors and support for the development of this camp includes; TCI Govt - Dept of Sports, Ocean Club Resorts, Opus, Hemmingways’, Edward C Gartland Youth Centre, Don Kelbick, Under Armour and Digicel. To donate or learn more about Lawrence International and its upcoming projects visit: www. lawrenceintl.org


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Six in Canada for NACAC Senior Championships FIVE male athletes and Akia Guerrier are in Canada for the North American, Central American and Caribbean Senior Championships will was scheduled to run from Friday to Sunday at the Varsity Stadium in Toronto. Ifeanyi Otuonye will lead the charge in the male department. The long jump record holder will look to improve from his sixth place finish at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games. His 7.66M best jump was short of his two 8+M jumps this season. Kivarno Handfield is expected

to compete in the high jump. In Colombia, food poisoning restricted him from doing so. Guerrier, meanwhile, will only run the 100M. Devante Gardiner, who held his own at CAC with runs of 10.65s and 21.66s in the 100M and 200M, will again run the two events. Also competing in the 100M will be youngster Emmanuel Agenor, who will make his senior debut. 400M record holder Colby Jennings will run the 200M and the 400M and he along with Gardiner, Agenor and Otuonye will join forces to compete in the 4X100M relay.

TCI ready for NACAC Senior Championships

Coach of the side Randy Ford said that he would have liked for the team to run the 4X400M, but the absence of Ken Reyes and Angelo Garland makes it impossible. There are no substitutes for the 4X100M relay team, so Ford is hoping that everybody stays fit.

Delano Williams was forced to pull out of the semi-finals because of back spasm.

EUROPEAN ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS:

Williams ‘gutted’ after pulling out of 200M semis

Yanique Haye-Smith (left) was outstanding in Europe.

Haye-Smith ends season with six golds and a silver in seven races YANIQUE Haye-Smith closed her season in fine form after winning six of her last seven races while competing in Europe. The ace sprinter, who is awaiting IAAF permission to compete for the TCI, won the 400M and 200M last month in Germany (54.0s

in the 400M and 23.9s in the 200M), before winning the same events in Austria at the Int Josko Lauf Meet in Andorf (52.44s and 23.59s). Two Sundays ago she again won the 400M (52.6s) when she competed at the International Meeting of C.A. Schifflange in

Luxembourg before finishing second in the 200M (23.9). At the Vor Moon meet last Saturday in Belgium, the 27-yearold clocked 56.40s to win her 400M hurdles. In total Haye-Smith competed in 12 events (most victories) in Europe.

TCI’s lone Olympian Delano Williams decided to pull out of the semi-finals of the 200M European Athletics Championships due to back spasm on Wednesday in Berlin, Germany. The 24-year-old told the Weekly News that he was extremely disappointed that he did not compete in the semifinals after advancing from the heat. “I did a few starts and I felt

pain, my back was aching a lot. I am disappointed and gutted that I could not go out there and compete.” The Great Britain athlete clocked 20.89s to ease into third place in his heat, which was an automatic qualifying spot for the semi-final. The national 100M and 200M record holder was still optimistic that he could have competed in Friday’s 4X400M relay.


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