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Visitor numbers climb 18% to 1.4 million THE TCI welcomed more than 1.4 million tourists in 2018 - the greatest ever number of visitors the territory has recorded in one year.

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CIBC FirstCaribbean in billion-dollar sale talks with Colombian group BY DELANA ISLES IT HAS been confirmed by the Bahamian government that the sale of a majority interest in the Caribbean branches of CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank (FCIB) is pending. Earlier this week, news of the $2.2 billion sale to Colombian billionaire Jaime Gilinski circulated around regional and international media, first reported in three Latin American news outlets. On Tuesday (November 5), Eyewitness News Online in the Bahamas reported that deputy prime

minister and minister of finance Peter Turnquest confirmed that the sale is indeed pending. The Bahamas branch of the international bank is the parent operating company for operations in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Cabinet still examining inquirer’s report on FortisTCI rate hike application THE GOVERNMENT continues to be mum on what is going on with the application made by FortisTCI for a rate increase and the subsequent inquiry to determine the reasonableness of the request. During an October 9 meeting of Cabinet in Grand Turk, Cabinet discussed the inquiry and the appointment of an electricity regulator. And last week, a Cabinet statement revealed that the body discussed the independent inquirer’s responses to certain clarifications sought by Cabinet on the utility company’s application. No further updates have been given on what is going on with the application, and questions to

the Premier’s Office to ascertain same have been ignored. In September, the Weekly News was reliably informed that the inquiry into whether the company’s application for a 6.8 percent increase was reasonable, had been completed and a report submitted to the Government. That report had found that it is reasonable for FortisTCI and Turks and Caicos Utility to request an increase in the cost of electricity the utility supplies to the TCI. The utility company is seeking an increase to residential customers of 5.5 percent to 5.7 percent and for all other customers a 7.9 percent increase in electricity costs. (Delana Isles)

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Turnquest told Eyewitness News Online: “We have been advised that a sale of the majority interest may be pending.” The Weekly News reached out to TCI Premier Sharlene Cartwright Robinson and was advised she had no comment on the matter at this time. Similarly, over in the Bahamas, Eyewitness News Online reported that the country’s Central Bank governor John Rolle said he could not comment on the matter “yet”. The media outlet also published a statement issued by Debra King, Director of Corporate Communications of CIBC First Caribbean Bahamas. It read: “CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank Limited is a strong, well-performing business that continues to grow across the region. “As a publicly-traded company in the Caribbean, there has always been investor interest in our bank. “Our focus is on enhancing our long-term growth prospects while creating value for our clients, shareholders, and other stakeholders. “If and when decisions are made about our business, we’ll advise our stakeholders as appropriate.” According to information from the Latin American media entities, the Gilinski Group acquired or aims to acquire 70 percent of CIBC FirstCaribbean for $2.2 billion. Jaime Gilinski is a billionaire banker and real-estate developer who, along with his father and family, owns one of the largest banks in Latin America. He is described as the second richest person in Colombia, and has lived mostly in the United Kingdom. No comment was forthcoming on the potential sale of the regional banks, from the head of the local arm of CIBC, Larry Lawerence. CIBC FirstCaribbean is the largest chain of banks in the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean with more than $1.2 billion in equity and $11.5 billion in total assets up to July 2019, the bank’s website states. The bank has more than 2,700 staff, 57 branches, 22 banking centres, and seven offices in 16 regional markets. The Caribbean arm was first established in 2002 with the merger of the Caribbean operations of Barclays and CIBC. London-based Barclays and Toronto-based CIBC each held a 43.7 percent stake in the merged entity, which was first called FirstCaribbean International Bank. In 2006, CIBC paid Barclays $1.62 a share, or a total of about $1.08 billion, to acquire its 43.7 percent ownership stake in FirstCaribbean. The exit of Barclays from FirstCaribbean International Bank left CIBC with an 87.4 percent stake in the Barbados-based bank, which the Canadian company increased to about 92 percent after making a bid for the shares it did not own.

Minister of Tourism, Hon. Ralph Higgs said he is pleased that the matter is officially behind him

Tourism minister innocent of code of conduct violation BY DELANA ISLES AN INTEGRITY Commission panel has found that Hon. Ralph Higgs, Minister of Tourism, has not contravened the Code of Conduct for Persons in Public Life. A claim was filed against Higgs by PNP elected member for the Bight, Porscha StubbsSmith in May 2017, and was finally addressed on Tuesday (November 5) by the watchdog body. The former tourism minister had called for Hon. Higgs to resign over his involvement in the Silver Palms Hotel and Promenade project, located in Bottle Creek, North Caicos. The project under scrutiny, which was included in the PDM party’s 2016 manifesto, was the building of the Bottle Creek Promenade near the Higgs family hotel which is under construction. It was given approval by the premier to be included in the budget, and has since been passed by the Cabinet and the House of Assembly. Hon. Stubbs-Smith had raised concerns about a conflict of interest in a formal complaint to the commission, alleging that Higgs had failed to declare the accurate cost of the project. In a press statement issued on Wednesday afternoon, Hon. Higgs said that there was no case to answer when the Integrity Commission hearing convened the day prior. “I appeared before the Integrity Commission on Tuesday with my attorney when submissions were made on my behalf that there was no case to answer,” he said. “The commissioners adjourned to consider these

submissions.” Higgs explained that at 11am on Wednesday the Integrity Commission reconvened and Justice of Appeal Seymour Panton, chairman of the Integrity Commission, delivered a short ruling on behalf of the commissioners. He said: “Having considered all of the submissions made and all of the documents we have been provided with, the commission is not satisfied that the Hon. Ralph Higgs contravened the Code of Conduct for Persons in Public Life in respect of the matter placed before it.” Panton added that in “due course” a written report will be issued in accordance with section 85 (3) of the Integrity Ordinance. Higgs continued: “The ruling speaks for itself. I was not called upon to give verbal evidence. There was no case to answer. I cooperated fully throughout the process. “I am pleased that this matter is officially behind me. I’ve now asked my attorneys to advise me on options and steps with respect to redress for damages resulting from this frivolous charge. “I wish to thank all wellwishers, supporters and persons who would have said a prayer for me. “While I had no doubt I would have been exonerated as I had done nothing wrong; matters like these can be distracting. “Now with this closure I can focus 100 percent on continuing to work for all of Turks and Caicos Islands and particularly the good people of North Caicos.” Up to press time, the Progressive National Party was silent on the outcome of the matter and efforts to reach Hon. Stubbs-Smith were unsuccessful.


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Cruise ship arrivals accounted for the majority of the visitor population, and showed an increase of 23 percent - which is the highest number of cruise passengers to date

TCI’s greatest ever tourist arrivals recorded in 2018 Visitor numbers climb 18% to 1.4 million THE TCI welcomed more than 1.4 million tourists in 2018 - the greatest ever number of visitors the territory has recorded in one year. It surpassed the previous maximum of 1.3 million in 2014 and rose 18 percent from 2017. The 2018 Tourism Statistics Report published this week said that the TCI also maintained its market share – a marker of the territory’s rapid recovery from category five hurricane Irma. Cruise ship arrivals accounted for the majority of the visitor population, and showed an increase of 23 percent - which is the highest number of cruise passengers to date. Land-based arrivals saw a smaller

growth of six percent during the year. “Despite natural disasters Irma and Maria in 2017 the Turks and Caicos Islands has proven itself to be a resilient destination in which tourism continues to thrive,” the report said. The American market maintained its dominant share of total arrivals accounting for 82 percent of the destination’s land based visitors. Increases in the Canadian and European markets were also achieved but more notable was the hike in arrivals from South America and fewer arrivals from other Caribbean nations. Acting Director of Tourism Mary Lightbourne said: “The destination

continues to experience impressive growth in both land based and cruise arrivals. “The Turks and Caicos Tourist Board will continue to work strategically to market and position the destination as the premier luxury destination in the Caribbean.” The report, prepared by the Sharissa Lightbourne, statistical officer of the TCI Tourist Board, also highlighted the growth of the vacation rental market. Vacation rentals such as Airbnb and HomeAway listings increased by 18 percent when compared with 2017. The listings are composed of entire homes, private rooms and

Man, 23, shot in Blue Hills While more robberies strike Providenciales A TWENTY-three-year-old man was injured during a “shooting incident” on Miller Clark Avenue in Blue Hills on Sunday evening (November 3). According to a police report, armed men who were responsible for the gunfire just after 9pm escaped into nearby bushes. The victim was taken to Cheshire Hall Medical Centre and treated for his injury. “Whilst investigators are keeping an open mind as to the motivation

for the shooting, the public is advised that there is nothing to indicate that this incident was a robbery,” the police press office said. On Tuesday (November 5) at about 2.40am a gunman entered an apartment complex on Church Avenue, Blue Hills and demanded money from the occupants. An unknown amount of cash was taken. There were no reports of injuries or shots fired. Then at 2.21pm a report was made to police that a restaurant

on Airport Road, Providenciales, had been robbed of cash and other personal items. According to reports, two masked men entered the establishment and took an undisclosed amount of cash and cell phones from employees. There were no injuries reported or shots fired. Anyone with information on these incidents can call 911 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1-800-8477.

shared room rental types. The TCI Tourist Board currently keeps record of all registered properties and their associated room counts for units comprising of four bedrooms or more. It is seeking to put into place a vacation rental registry that will be able to capture all available accommodation units across the territory. SISTER ISLANDS In the report, senior marketing executive Jennifer Pardo explained that various research has brought to light lack of awareness that the TCI is a chain of islands not just Providenciales. “The need to bring awareness to the other islands within the TCI gave birth to the idea of a coined phrase that would enhance the brand’s image of the other islands, thus the term ‘sister islands’ was conceived. “In efforts to now promote the sister islands, a number of advertising strategies were utilised such as forming partnerships with various wholesale and media associates to publish articles on the benefits of visiting the sister islands. “Social media was utilised by promoting the sister islands on a weekly basis and highlighting each week a different sister island. “Furthermore the sister islands were promoted through the various tradeshows attended in the US, Canada, Europe and Latin America by the Tourist Board’s respective marketing reps.” The Tourist Board attributed the visitor growth to its use of nontraditional mass media marketing

strategies in addition to strategic industry partnerships. During the launch of Tourism Environmental Awareness Month on Monday, chair of the Tourist Board Adelphine Higgs-Pitter said now is not the time to be complacent. “Together with our partners and stakeholders we are committed to working to increase those numbers,” she said. According to the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) Caribbean destinations received a total of 59.5 million visitor arrivals in 2018, comprising 30.2 million tourist arrivals and 29.3 million cruise passenger visits. This represented the ninth consecutive year of increased spending by visitors to the region. “As recovery from the aftermath of the two powerful hurricanes which passed through the region in September of 2017 continues, the region’s share of global arrivals contracted marginally and stood at 2.2 percent at the end of 2018 compared to 2.3 percent in 2017.” The year-end report presents the industry’s data along with commentary to broaden understanding of the TCI’s collective progress. The primary source of data for the report is the embarkation/ disembarkation card that all visitors to the TCI fill out upon arrival. This form is collected in cooperation with the Ministry of Border Control and Labour’s Immigration Department. Air visitor data card counts are reconciled against daily counts by Immigration and the TCI Airport Authority to ensure accuracy. The full 2018 Tourism Statistics Report can be accessed at http:// turksandcaicostourism.com/visitorstatistics/


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Inclusive childcentred education policy to be drafted A NEW policy aimed at promoting inclusive, childcentred learning in the Turks and Caicos Islands will be developed soon. A two-day consultation with educators across the TCI was held on Monday, October 21, at Oseta Jolly Primary School. The aim of the meeting was to familiarise educators at all levels with Unicef’s Effective/Child Friendly Schools Framework (ESF/CSF). Unicef has provided educators in the TCI with training and support to enable them to adopt practices such as inclusive, child-centred education and positive behaviour management under the Child Friendly Schools Framework. The United Nation has also agreed to fund a series of stakeholder meetings and will assist the Ministry of Education, Youth, Culture, Social and Library Services in the development of a Positive Behaviour Management Policy. The development of the policy is in keeping with the need to strengthen the national capacity to implement and sustain ESF/ CSF practices using relevant policy frameworks.

The policy is currently underway and will be spearheaded by the Ministry of Education. A session to garner feedback from parents also took place on Tuesday, October 22, and a consultation with students took place on Wednesday, October 23, at the Edward Garland Youth Centre. Counselling psychologist Nicole Lynch facilitated the meetings, accompanied by Elaine King, a specialist with the Unicef Office for the Eastern Caribbean. After the consultation is complete, the information will be analysed and shared with participants who will be given an invitation to review the recommendations for accuracy. Revisions will be made based on the feedback received from the participants. The resulting documents will then be used by the ministry, the local policy development team and the consultant to update the policy. When completed, a draft of the policy will be shared with stakeholders for comments. These comments will be used to create the final draft for approval by Cabinet. (By Olivia Rose)

Proprietors warned liquor licences expire on December 31 BUSINESS owners in Providenciales and surrounding cays are being advised to renew their liquor licences before they expire come December 31. The warning came this week from the Liquor Licensing Authority for the Providenciales District. The authority advised that all liquor licences and music and dancing licences (together referred to as liquor licences) are set to expire at midnight on December 31. Unless a liquor licence has been renewed or extended for the year 2020 prior to that date and time, the licensee of said premises is prohibited from selling alcoholic beverages at that time, the authority warned. “All persons in Providenciales and the surrounding cays wishing to continue the sale of alcoholic beverages post-midnight, December 31, 2019, are advised that the next meeting of the Liquor Licensing Authority in the Providenciales Island licensing district is scheduled for 2pm on Tuesday, December 10, at the Court House on Old Airport Road, Providenciales.” Applications for a renewal of liquor licences should be submitted to the secretary of the authority, by the close of business on Tuesday,

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November 26. Applications received after that date may not be heard at the licensing session, the licensing authority warned. The secretary’s office is at the Supreme Court Registry, First Floor, Grace Way Plaza (above Digicel), Providenciales. Proprietors are also required to submit a copy of their applications to the commissioner of police, the director of planning and the director of environmental health. All applicants for the grant of a new liquor licence should adhere to the above directions. Proprietors are being reminded by the authority, that it is an offence to provide music and dancing or sell or offer for sale any alcoholic beverages in breach of the terms of their licence or the Liquor Licensing Ordinance. “Breaches could result in the revocation/suspension of your liquor licences and/or prosecution.” Proprietors are also reminded that it is their duty to attend the licensing meeting at which time their application is to be heard. “Failure to do so could result in their application being adjourned,” the licensing authority advised.

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PROVO AIRPORT WORKERS STRIKE AIR traffic controllers at Providenciales International Airport downed their tools on Friday, October 25, and reported sick for work in protest of what they described as management’s “disregard for their services and livelihood”. Among the grievances they mentioned were poor working conditions, low pay and outdated equipment. Hundreds of travellers to and from the TCI had their plans disrupted by the industrial action. What are your thoughts?

Questions

Why was there no warning in advance of the shutdown? Who do the employees report to? Do the employees care about their jobs? Who is giving them assurance of continued employment after the strike is over? Do they care about the damage they are causing their country?

Fair compensation

I travel to the Turks and Caicos Islands on a fairly regular basis. The airport is the cornerstone of the very successful tourist /business in the islands. It’s a must that workers there be fairly compensated for their service.

Heads must roll

The strike itself threatened the economic viability of the TCI. Given the unofficial releases from the air traffic controllers, it was needed. There is a deep-seated problem at the levels of management of the TCI Airports Authority (TCIAA) which, according to some unofficial allegations, border on rife incompetence. Reports are that the monies are there, duly budgeted by the Government, but the monies are not being spent. You cannot pay someone, in whom you’ve placed the care of people’s lives, monies below $40,000 annually. The TCIAA, being an independent statutory body, outside of the workings of the TCI Government, still needs some dealing with. Just like ministers had to intervene, to talk, console, counsel, hear grievances and resolve the strike, ministers must now step in

and deal with the TCIAA. Recently the deplorable conditions for the Fire Department in Grand Turk ought to have been so embarrassing to prompt voluntary resignations but little is done. It had to be addressed by way of a strike and ministerial intervention. You cannot run a sophisticated aviation system like this. Given the routine and highly practiced incompetence heads must roll. If the board of the TCIAA refuses to address these long-term and systemic problems, they must then admit fault, do the honourable thing and resign.

No more bail

We all know what fools stirred up our civil servants without warning and are attempting to destroy our country. They did it before and they are bent on hurting our valued visitors one more time. They need to have their bail taken away.

Shake out

It sounds like the usual incompetence by the senior management at the airport. A thorough shake out is needed for this vital resource.

How many more?

Kudos to them and hats off to the bravery to stand among serious mismanagement, airport dilapidation, a ‘don’t care’ Government and a blind Airport Authority board (one may term them as the three blind mice). How many more have to

stand up against the dictator style management and cause international alert, before airport management get their act together?

Long time coming

It’s about time Turks and Caicos Islanders stand up for what they believe.

Not political

The issues that led to the strike were entirely foreseeable and it could have been avoided. Members of the Opposition who sought to exacerbate the strike by joining the workers in Grace Bay, the scene of the tourism industry, to cause maximum embarrassment to the Government and country should have been called out because this is one issue that cannot be politicised. That was reckless and irresponsible. The Government must ask itself, why must we manage the Airports Authority, by resolving strikes, when there is a board, an independent body, a CEO, management personnel in place and paid lots of monies? Is management there to cause strikes by ignoring the plight and pleas of the workers? Ministers and members of parliament must ask themselves these deep-seated questions.

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Air traffic controllers to be awarded pay increases, says premier BY OLIVIA ROSE THE TURKS and Caicos Islands Airports Authority (TCIAA) is in the process of increasing the salaries and improving working conditions of air traffic controllers (ATCs). Premier Sharlene Cartwright Robinson made this revelation during an address to the nation on Wednesday, October 30, following a day of demonstration at Providenciales’ airport. “The ATCs expressed their concerns and were given proof that the issues were being addressed,” she said, “and they were satisfied with the documentary proof that the TCIAA had done its part, as promised, in the meetings held with them in recent weeks.” On Friday, October 25, disgruntled air traffic controllers at Providenciales International Airport downed tools and reported sick to protest what they described as management’s blatant disregard for their services and livelihood. The workers said the nature of their job is “arduous” and condemned the unfavourable work conditions, revealing that they are currently understaffed and underpaid. The Weekly News was reliably informed that the average salary for an air traffic controller is about $3,200 per month compared to their Caribbean counterparts in Jamaica or the Bahamas who earn between $4,500 and $6,000 monthly. The industrial action triggered a chain reaction in the TCI’s economy which is predominantly fuelled by tourism. The workers’ no-show resulted in a complete shutdown of the airport which affected hundreds of travellers to and from the territory. Morning and afternoon flights were cancelled, aeroplanes were grounded and many US, UK and Canada bound passengers were left stranded at the airport. Several hotels and resorts and other tourism dependent businesses across the territory suffered huge losses as visitors scheduled to arrive into the country cancelled their reservations due to the strike. STATUTORY BODIES ARE GOVERNED BY BOARDS During her address, the premier reminded the public that the TCIAA is a statutory body, which means it does not fall under the purview of the Government. She said: “These bodies are governed by boards, not by the elected Government or the deputy governor. “The former board demitted office in March this year and Mr Andre Malcolm Junior was appointed the new chairman. “Because this is a critical area and because the action of the staffing had an international impact, it became

evident, very clearly, that as premier and minister with responsibility I had to become involved very early, though meanwhile respecting the Airports Authority’s board’s authority and remit. “I am thankful for Mr Malcolm’s role on Friday and am confident in his leadership. “Once he was made aware of the issues, decisions already taken at management level were endorsed and other commitments to be made, were made.” Cartwright Robinson said on Friday morning she was informed earlier on by the acting CEO that ATCs on shift had reported sick. “The acting CEO immediately began efforts to reach persons to fill in so that the American Airlines flight on the ground could leave. “During his (and eventually the board’s) efforts, I made contact with the Civil Aviation Authority, who are the regulators, and invited all to a meeting. “While we were gathered for the meeting, we were advised that the ATCs had gathered at a restaurant in the Grace Bay area with strike paraphernalia and holding signs.” NO CONTACT Cartwright Robinson explained that the protesting workers had made no contact with the Airports Authority, the board or the Government and there was no identifiable spokesperson or letter delivered. She said: “The acting CEO and the chairman of the board left and went to meet with the ATCs who handed them two letters: one dated September and the other dated Friday’s date; all items listed in the September letter were not included in the October letter as there was demonstrable progress. “Immediately we were informed that two meetings had been held with the ATC over the past months and I encouraged the acting CEO and chairman to seek an audience with the ATCs away from the few members of the public who had come to the scene. “Whilst on site, former premier Michael Misick appeared as well as elected member for Cheshire Hall who both took different approaches. “I wish to thank Hon. Parnell for his efforts to assist in securing a meeting between the ATCs and the acting CEO and the chairman of the board. “Though a time for midday was confirmed, this was frustrated as we were advised by ATCs that they were told not to meet the Government by the elected member Hon. Josephine Connolly who had by then, together with former premier Michael Misick, joined the demonstration and were holding placards. “Flow’s social media representative and PNP candidate soon joined in and began live coverage.”

Premier Sharlene Cartwright Robinson apologised for the “tragic experience” to have happened

CANCELLED FLIGHTS The premier said there were attempts by members of the Opposition to bait her to the street to hear the sensitive concerns that were raised by the workers. She said: “I resisted all urges as this matter was too sensitive in many cases to seek to address on the curb side. “I thank the ATCs who did not take this stance but who agreed to meet at 2pm at my office. “By this time, failing the earlier meeting, we had to issue a notice to airlines and all flights including international flights offered by AA and JetBlue were cancelled.

“I had invited their spokesperson or spokespersons and was pleasantly surprised that all ATCs came and met with myself, the deputy premier, the minister of immigration, the chairman and the acting CEO for nearly four hours.” Cartwright Robinson further disclosed that back in 2017 before the hurricanes she met privately with the workers to discuss low salary and the state of the control tower, a sore issue since early 2000s. “I must admit that the next budget passed in 2018 after the hurricanes did not include the new proposed building but this budget 2019-2020 does and in September an artist rendition was released publicly. “Nonetheless, works are to be done to the existing place and commitments were already made by the TCIAA in this regard and endorsed by the board and myself. “The matter of salaries were reported for action but regrettably did not move fast enough. “This new board appointed in March received an update on the works towards a salary review as recent as a week before the strike on Friday, October 18. “Whilst salary was a critical issue for the ATCs, they were reasonable and mature in their approach as the process was explained,” the premier said.

Under the tree

REPUTATIONAL DAMAGE Premier Cartwright Robinson stressed that while the impact of the airport shutdown was still being he tabulated and analysed; what has not and cannot be analysed or monetised is the fall out in reputation for the destination. She said: “Whilst persons will focus on monetary value, I have asked the chairman of the Tourist Board to seek information from the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association and others as to the number of guests that were impacted.” Many passengers who were stranded at the airport for hours during the shutdown took to social media to express their frustration with the vexing situation. One traveller, Jennifer Brinkschroeder, said: “Everyone that was scheduled to leave today [Saturday] still get to leave while the people scheduled to leave Friday are still stuck on the island. “I need to get off this island, this was the best vacation and has turned into a nightmare.” In response to these complaints, the premier apologised for the inconvenience caused to visitors. “I have been receiving stories of residents and visitors alike and again apologise for this tragic experience to have befallen this beautiful destination.”

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TCI signs declaration to conserve the ocean BY OLIVIA ROSE THE GOVERNMENT of the Turks and Caicos Islands has inked a declaration to promote the conservation and sustainable use of the ocean. The statement was signed by Premier Sharlene Cartwright Robinson at the Overseas Countries and Territories Association’s conference in Brussels, Belgium. It highlights common marine priorities amongst overseas countries and territories, encourages blue economies and calls for united action to preserve oceans and marine wildlife. The commitment will ensure the TCI contributes to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG14) which aims to sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems from pollution, as well

as address the impacts of ocean acidification. Overseas countries and territories associated with the European Union are largely oceanic territories. As such their existence and their survival are inseparably linked to oceans for food, livelihoods, water, oxygen, climate, socio-economic growth, culture and tourism. Cartwright Robinson in a statement issued on November 1 said: “The Turks and Caicos Islands depends very heavily on oceans for similar reasons; sourcing food, jobs for locals and largely as an attraction to millions of visitors to the Islands per year. “To ensure that TCI’s oceans are protected, maintained and ensure the collection of data to assist with sustainability research and conservation efforts, the declaration was signed.” She pointed out that the

Premier Sharlene Cartwright Robinson signs the OCT Declaration on Ocean in Brussels, Belgium

Government is making great efforts to promote more environmentally friendly practices in territory. “The TCI is increasingly moving toward a greener more environmentally conscious lifestyle, through its enacted ban on single use plastics and the impending ban on the importation of polystyrenes. “Along with noteworthy investment in research and data collection by TCIG to properly manage and govern the use of our marine environment and the protection of our coastlines has been a heavy focus for TCI Government. “The signing of this declaration ensures that TCI remains compliant with international conservation standards and best practices and that the country has access to the most recent data and technologies in the

region that can inform and boost the sustainable use of our natural resources.” The declaration commits each signatory to strengthen human capacity to develop legislative frameworks for the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, the conservation of biodiversity, and for protecting threatened species and the degradation of their habitats. In addition, it includes measures to identify, monitor and reduce pollution. Measures, intended for land and sea, and in particular focused on reducing single-use plastics. Commitments also include reducing eutrophication, mitigating harmful effects of climate change, conserving ecosystems, developing blue skills, and defining a sustainable

productive ocean as an objective involving all blue sectors, including fisheries and the development of coproducts. The business community will be engaged to become more active in conserving and sustainably managing the oceans alongside a raise in citizen awareness for healthy and clean oceans. The declaration aims to develop and strengthen local, regional, European and interoverseas countries and territories collaboration through inter alia support, maritime monitoring and the sharing of information, technology and expertise. The conference took place on October 16 and 17 and was chaired by the prime minister of Curacao, Eugene Rhuggenaath.

Views sought on local government structure THE TCI public will soon be asked for their opinions on how the structure of local government administration can be improved to benefit everyone. The Local Government Review and Modernisation Committee will be hosting a public consultation in the coming weeks, and hopes to get lots of people involved. The committee members, who each have Government and district administration experience, first met on Monday (November 4) at the Hilly Ewing Building in Providenciales. A press release the following day revealed that they have drafted proposals on how the Government could be represented in Salt Cay, North, Middle and South Caicos. Currently the capital island Grand Turk is home to the majority of the Government’s offices and residents from other islands often have to commute to access crucial services. The committee was established to formulate a report to guide the creation of a more suitable model of local

Members of the Local Government Review and Modernisation Committee

government, with special attention to islands with limited access. The initiative will “strengthen and

enhance the operation, management and effectiveness of the current district administration”, the press

release said. “…and to see what areas can be transformed by modernisation,

improved and reinforced upon to ensure its continued effectiveness in delivering the needs of the people of the TCI.” The committee is made up of chairman Ronlee James, and members Hon. Derek Taylor, Llewelyn Handfield, Almaida Wilson, and Ricardo Donhue Gardiner. Its formal goal is to review the current structure in light of single constituency and all island elected representatives, and to review other regional models. It must also engage in community consultations to ascertain the concerns of the populace in relation to strengthening local government and district administration. And make recommendations to the premier for the modernisation of the TCI’s model via a report that will be submitted to Cabinet for consideration and implementation. The project was launched by the Office of the Premier, Local Government and Community Affairs.


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Inside the Courts

Parole board frees man who attempted to rape special needs child Serves just three years of his nine year sentence BY DELANA ISLES

Cannabis and cocaine were found during the search of a Five Cays home

A MAN who broke into a home and attempted to rape a developmentally disabled child has been freed by the Parole Board. Six other inmates who are serving time for robbery, firearm and rape offences have all been denied. The newly appointed Parole Board met on August 27 and 28 to consider the seven applications, and recommended the release of Isaac Remy Gardiner. Gardiner was sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment for aggravated burglary on a Five Cays home with intent to rape an underage special needs occupant. Court documents show that at about 2am on January 16, 2016, Gardiner unlawfully gained access

into the home, armed with a knife and a condom to carry out the despicable act on the vulnerable child. Court records indicated that the victim asked her attacker to use the bathroom and was allowed. Shortly after her mother woke up to check on her as she normally does throughout the night and noticed the child was not in her bed. Upon checking the bathroom, the mother saw the girl sitting on the toilet seat, and was alerted by her daughter to Gardiner’s presence in the bathroom. An alert was sent up, and the convict slammed the bathroom door in the mother’s face. The commotion awakened the child’s stepfather, who came running and attempted to restrain the shirtless armed man, but was unsuccessful.

Two men arrested over boutique robbery A TWENTY-six-year-old and a 23-year-old were arrested on Wednesday (November 6) following the robbery of a boutique on Airport Road, Providenciales. A report was made to police on Tuesday stating that two armed men had stolen cash and a cell phone from the establishment just after 2pm. There were no injuries reported or shots fired. Officers executed a search

Officers discovered an illegal firearm loaded with 13 rounds of ammunition

Gun and drugs found during home search TWO people have been taken into custody after a search of a Five Cays home revealed drugs and an illegal gun. Officers of the Criminal Investigation Department, The Tactical Unit and Response and Operations executed a series of search warrants on Wednesday (November 6). Officers entered a home in Five

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Cays, Providenciales, and during the search, a quantity of illegal drugs namely, cannabis (159.8 grams) and cocaine (3.3 grams), were recovered. Also found was an illegal firearm loaded with 13 rounds of ammunition. A 40-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were taken into custody. The items were seized and investigations are ongoing.

warrant at a home in Madame Molly Yard, Kew Town at 4.41am the next day and seized a total of four cell phones for investigational purposes. The men were arrested on suspicion of robbery and taken into custody. Anyone with information on this incident can call police on 911 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1-800-8477.

Police were called and came to the house. Within an hour the accused went to Five Cays Police Station and confessed to having broken into the victims’ home. He was arrested, detained and later charged, at which time he admitted to gaining entrance into the home by way of a bathroom window. In court, Gardiner initially pleaded not guilty to the attempted rape, but during a court appearance in May 2016, the young father finally admitted to the entire horrific encounter. The court imposed a 13 year sentence on Gardiner, the minimum sentence for the offences, having taken into consideration his guilty plea, first time offender and apologies to his victims and the court. Maximum sentence for the offences is life imprisonment. He appealed to the Court of Appeal and was granted a reduced sentence of nine years. Having served three calendar years of his prison term, Gardiner is now a free man, and will remain on parole until 2022. DENIED Those denied parole are Devano Handfield who is serving five years for robberies committed on small businesses in Providenciales in 2017; Derrick Missick who is serving five years for possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear; Jean Max Germain who will have to finish his five years for carrying/keeping firearm and ammunition in 2017; Cyderio Smith serving seven years in prison for discharging a firearm and injuring\shooting a male in 2017; and John Lightbourne serving eight years after having admitted to unlawfully and repeatedly engaging in unlawful sexual intercourse with a female child in 2016. The seventh applicant’s parole hearing was deferred to a later date.

Travellers must declare cash of $10k or more ANYONE travelling in or out of the territory with cash or negotiables of at least $10,000 must declare it to the Customs Office in Providenciales. Inbound and outbound passengers are required to complete a ‘Report of International Transport of Money’ declaration form. Failure to make a proper declaration of the transport of these funds across borders will

result in the detention or seizure of these funds. The warning was sent out by the Government press office on October 31 and stressed that declaring money is in accordance with the amended Customs Ordinance. “Failure to declare constitutes an offence for which you will be liable on summary conviction to a fine of $10,000, or three times the value of the undeclared sum

with a value over $10,000,” it said. The declaration form can be picked up at the Customs Office at Providenciales International Airport or from the website www. customs.gov.tc More information can be found on the website or by emailing customstci@gov.tc “We appreciate your cooperation and compliance in this matter,” the press office said.


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The need for a contingency plan is a must OCTOBER 13 was marked as the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction. The theme for this year was, ‘Reducing disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services’. On October 15, the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME) hosted a panel discussion on the aforementioned theme. I was pleased to moderate this panel discussion that comprised of the Ports Authority, the Airports Authority, Provo Water Company, the Planning Department, InterHealth Canada, Digicel, Flow and the Ministry of Infrastructure. The panellists agreed the importance of building disaster resilience in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Overall, the discussion was great and excellent feedback was provided. However, the challenge is that all of the information that was discussed may just remain in that room. Given what happened with the air traffic controllers, it is clear that we need a contingency plan in the event of the disruption of basic services.

AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS STRIKE It was reported that all of the air traffic controllers called in sick on October 25 and later that day many of them were seen in the Grace Bay area demonstrating. As a result of the strike, our airports were inoperable and so no one could enter or exit the Turks and Caicos Islands. Apparently, the employees demonstrated against the alleged unfavourable working conditions and the low compensation (when compared to the rest of the Caribbean) they receive from the Airports Authority. Let me say upfront, I believe that all employees no matter who they work for should be treated fairly and compensated equitably especially if the organisation they work for has substantial revenue and cash flow. Employees must have the modern tools and equipment to work with and have a good working environment. On the other hand, I don’t believe anyone should initiate a strike unless they have exhausted all means for

DREXWELL SEYMOUR

Drexwell Seymour is a certified public accountant and is the managing partner for HLB TCI. His favourite hobby, however, is writing. He has a personal website, www.drexwellseymour. com, where all of his writings are posted. He also has a YouTube channel where you can find inspirational videos. Drexwell has a BA in Accounting and an MBA in Finance.

negotiation. While the air traffic controllers ultimately report to the CEO of the Airports Authority, the CEO however reports to a board. If the CEO is nonresponsive to their requests, then lodge the unfair working conditions and compensation to a grievances committee if there is any. If such committee is non-existent or even if a committee of such exists and you are not satisfied, take it to the board. If you take it to the board and you are still not satisfied take it to the Labour Department. If you were not successful with the Labour Department, let the minister know because the minister has

more leverage over statutory bodies then they have over departments of government. I cannot support or endorse a strike if employees did not utilise or exhaust all of the above channels for negotiation. CONTINGENCY PLAN IS A MUST Everyone needs a contingency plan. Families need contingency plans. Businesses need contingency plans. The public sector including the statutory bodies need a contingency plan. The contingency plan needs to be effective. We need to test these contingency plans to ensure they are workable because you can say you

have a plan but when disaster strikes, the plan may not work. A contingency plan should ensure that there are other trained individuals elsewhere who can step in at any time to assume the roles in the event a strike takes place. Ensure that these individuals are up to date in the relevant industry and have an agreement with them in that they are willing and will work in the event of a strike. It appears that there is a breakdown in communication at the Airports Authority. Based on information in the public domain, the issues are being addressed but it does not appear the employees knew about it. Finally, I believe that people should always stand up for their rights. No one should be working in substandard conditions or working below the salary benchmark for their roles. However, no one should abuse their positions to cause disruption of basic services in our country. Hence a contingency plan is essential in the event disruption takes place.

Heading up or down? COMMENTARY

POLITICAL parties usually have similar goals. Politicians want their country to succeed; succeed for the good of the people. Different political parties have different paths to success, but this does not seem to be the case in the TCI. Here we will continue under the first internal government, the People’s Democratic Movement, PDM. The alternative is failure. Somewhere along the way, the former leader of that other group, the Progressive National Party, told us that if he was brought down he would not fail alone. He would bring the whole thing down with him. I am not sure if he meant his whole party or the whole country. After he had his run of mansions, movie star wives, jet

BY DAVID TAPFER

David is a retired mobile hydraulic engineer and business executive. He has been married to Middle Caicos native Yvette Robinson Tapfer for 30 years and has lived in Conch Bar, Middle Caicos, since 2002. David formerly served as branch chairman of the PDM from 2008 to 2011

planes and all the trappings of the rich, the British justice system has had him and his whole administration on trial. It has taken years to lay out what he did wrong. It is time for a defence. The question remains, is there a defence? We have spent $100 million on this trial and have changed defence attorneys several times. We have yet to hear a defence. Now we begin to

see the signals. There is no defence. Yes, the movie star, jet plane and mansion are gone. The passport is locked away and escape to a large foreign country has been reversed. The PDM is back and this time with a lady premier. In the USA, Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump. Here in the Caribbean, we have the first lady leader Sharlene Cartwright Robinson. The PNP now fields a group of

‘has beens’. We have the talker who turned on the former premier and we have his brother. Only the brother has been encouraged to lead. Is he a leader or a follower? His career tells the story. The one term chief minister followed in the footsteps of a convicted PNP drug dealer. He was given a resort condo, now bankrupt. His real estate agency nearly kaput. Then there was the bank. In less than five years, millions of the citizens’ pension funds gone. Yes, another lady believes she deserves to lead her party, the country. There are others along for the ride. Who is the true leader? From behind the walls of North Caicos, Michael Misick once more has made fools of the British. Allowed a trip to the Dominican

Republic, he is now married to a Dominican sweetheart. Will this marriage help the defence? If a defence is organised will it help the others? Piper, Jeffrey, Floyd, Clayton and others. While Mike, the leader, roams the Islands out of prison on bail, he now begins to tear down the party that has never been in trouble with the British justice system. Stop the airlines from flying our valuable visitors into our resorts and back home again. How much will our visitors and resorts take? Will Britain permit this? USA authorities are warning their people about the TCI-PNP. Is the TCI heading down or up? The end of the trial and the verdict will tell the tale - or will it?


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THE VIEW FROM EUROPE

Brexit will continue to divide Britain for many years to come BRITAIN is to hold a general election on December 12. It is a decision that the country’s political class hope will end once and for all the damaging debate and procedural manoeuvres about how, when or whether the UK will leave the European Union. Although after three years and four months of argument and uncertainty the British parliament finally voted in principal on October 22 for a withdrawal bill, the same parliamentarians then rejected the extraordinarily short threeday timetable the Conservative government had proposed for scrutiny of the country’s most important legislation in decades. Now in an attempt to end the deadlock, the same UK parliament has agreed to try to resolve the issue through a general election which each of the main political parties hope will result in them being able to deliver or reject Brexit, improve Britain’s longterm economic and social prospects, determine the future of its union of four nations, and remake its place in the world. Despite this the election outcome is uncertain, with the pollsters indicating they are in uncharted territory. This is because they say their models are based largely around a two-party system and are not effective in predicting the outcome of a four or more-way contest in which in which traditional voting patterns have broken down. What Brexit has created are complex social, economic, demographic and political cross currents trumping the more normal electoral concerns about the pressing domestic economic and social issues that the two main political parties want to make their main political battleground. To confuse matters further the perceived right-left dichotomy which has all but driven British politics since the early 20th century has been made largely irrelevant by Brexit, with the Conservative and Labour parties abandoning the centre ground in favour of overlapping populist messaging on issues such as healthcare, crime, and higher public expenditure. The result is a country that remains relatively evenly divided over Europe, that will be hard to heal, with a growing distrust of Britain’s unreformed political system and political class, and inclined to vote and respond to issues with anger. It suggests that whichever party,

BY DAVID JESSOP

David Jessop is a consultant to the Caribbean Council. He has worked on Caribbean issues for over 40 years. David is the editor of Caribbean Insight and Cuba Briefing publications. He can be contacted at david.jessop@caribbeancouncil.org

or more likely parties emerge as winner - it is quite possible the UK will have another hung parliament – Britain will have to live for many years with the implications of an election delivered by a first-pastthe-post electoral system that cannot easily deal with nuanced outcomes or the emergence of strong nationalist parties. Even if there is a clear electoral outcome few have understood that the issue of Brexit and more importantly Britain’s future relationship with its neighbours in the EU27 and the wider world will dominate British politics for at least another decade. Originally it was expected that withdrawal negotiations with the EU would be concluded by the end of 2020 with if required a two-year extension, during which time the UK will remain in the EU. However, few people have any comprehension of what the negotiations may entail, the difficulties that may arise, or the likely impact on less obvious matters such as regulation, national security, scientific co-operation and citizens’ rights. Rather, the commonly held view is that simply by leaving, the leavers’ ‘sunlit uplands’ of Brexit will have been reached. In reality, as anyone in the Caribbean who has had even a passing acquaintance with trade negotiations with the EU, US or others know, such complex agreements take five to ten years to complete, involve contentious compromises, see domestic, international business and other lobbies seeking advantage, and require an accomplished and sophisticated cadre of negotiators. Also not well understood is that the EU27, already weary of the diverting and time consuming nature of Brexit will have to achieve consensus between member states on a negotiating mandate for the European Commission, one of the world’s formidable negotiating entities, and then at the end of the process require the full agreement

of all 27 members states and the European parliament: matters that have yet to be explained to the British people. In recognition of the complexity and the need for continuity, the EC have reappointed as its chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, who will head a new UK task force with the remit of rebuilding the UK-EU relationship. Speaking recently to the news agency Reuters, he said that this may take up to four years but also warned that if a new UK parliament fails to ratify the agreed withdrawal deal by January 31 next

year or reach by the end of 2020 a final agreement, there could be no further delay and Britain would crash out of the EU. The deal the EU would require, he said, required “solid guarantees on the level-playing field aspects” and that EU rules and standards are preserved. “We will keep a close watch and be extremely vigilant on ... social rights, environmental protection, state aid and obviously on issues of taxation.” “We want zero tariffs, zero quotas and zero dumping,” Mr Barnier warned, noting that while the EU27 and Britain wanted a wide-ranging viable relationship, it will, however it leaves, become a third country. It therefore takes little imagination to see that even with a general election the UK is headed towards many more years of political and economic turmoil. In a timely reminder of how for

many in the UK the whole Brexit process amounts to nothing short of economic vandalism, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research - Britain’s long-established independent and apolitical research institute - published on October 29 an assessment that observed that the elevated levels of Brexit-related uncertainty “are likely to persist into the medium term and continue to sap the dynamism of the economy”. It also noted that even a smooth transition to a free trade agreement with the EU “would ultimately lead the UK economy to be about 3.5 percent smaller than it would have been had the UK remained in the EU”. It is hard therefore not to conclude that Brexit will continue to divide Britain, making it weaker economically, politically divided, more inward looking, its union fragmented and much less rather than more attractive to the Caribbean as a place to do business with.

When will it end? SEVERAL weeks ago, my mother visited her grandchildren and my wife and I in Provo. The morning following the murder of the young man named Jefferson, she asked me: “When will it end?” I could not answer her. Since that day we have had several instances of robberies in broad daylight and shootings up to a few days ago. We have had the premier give a national address without a single mention of the ever-growing crime situation or what has happened or is happening with the Royal Bermudian Police officers that were promised to be on the ground by now. Do we even have enough of them to have an effective surge with boots on the streets to ensure that we do not burn out the current RTCIP officers who have increased traffic operations since the joint press conference with the acting governor, the acting premier, and the acting commissioner of police? After the shooting and robberies a few days ago, again the question comes to mind, when will it end? Some might say, but Jamell, since the increased patrols etc. we have not

BY JAMELL ROBINSON seen a lot of criminal activity. I asked, are we being effective or are the criminals simply making an adjustment to gear up for increased activities as we enter the Christmas season. In every society, crime is inevitable. Once you have laws on the books, people break them. What I want to know is, are we doing enough in the present to ensure that our crime levels are manageable for the safety of our people in the first instance and the protection our

economic viability in the second. Should we launch a gun amnesty programme lead by the Christian Council, the Baptist Union, or any combination of religious groups to get these guns off our streets? We don’t manufacture guns in the Turks and Caicos Islands! Are we really doing enough to stop them from coming in via our many ports of entry? We had the issuance of the new CCTV compatible licence plates recently, to huge fanfare by this Government. I ask, how is this going to be effective when many neighbourhoods across the Turks and Caicos Islands still don’t have adequate street lighting, which was made worst following the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria? Where are the promised incentives for setting up neighbourhood watch groups and duty free and customs processing fee free incentives for the importation and setting up of home security systems? I end where I began, to the question, is enough being done? The answer is simply no. Stay blessed and safe TCI.


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Captaining a ship through troubled waters IN MY capacity as a declared candidate at large for the Progressive National Party (PNP), I am morally, socially and ethically obligated to listen and respond to the complaints and concerns of the TCI constituency, whether they be PDM or PNP, or whether I agree or disagree with the individual or their issue. Recently, a young voter described to me his mild apprehension with the age of the PNP Opposition leader, the Hon. Washington Misick. This young man expressed some concern for the difficulty of the tasks he expected the next elected premier to address and resolve. He wondered aloud whether Washington Misick, at his age, would have the determination to insist in perpetuity, that only Turks and Caicos Islanders should be left with the decisions of who, when, how and if ever, a migrant receives citizenship status in the TCI. The young man questioned if the Hon. Misick possessed the fortitude to demand that the British

BY SHAUN MALCOLM finally honour their obligations to protect our country’s borders from the constant torrent of penetration by drug runners, gun runners and human smugglers. It was this young voter’s stated opinion, that the exceptionally contentious issues we have with the British, Islander status and protection of our boarders, would require a premier with a strength of will and endurance to do battle with the British,

while simultaneously addressing a diversification of our economy, theft and pollution of our diminishing natural resources, and all the other day to day demands on a country’s leader. “We,” he said, “might be better off with a younger and stronger man with more emphasis on a warrior attitude and less emphasis on a gentleman attitude.” Yes, I agreed. Younger and stronger men with warrior attitudes are good. We need them in certain positions because they are better at certain jobs. I suggested to this young voter that the manner in which an elected government operates in executing their responsibilities during the process of governing, is not unlike the manner in which a British Navy war ship operates. Different members of the ship’s crew have different responsibilities, just as different ministers have different ministerial responsibilities. The engine room of a British Navy war ship is a loud, hot, intense atmosphere that definitely requires

strong young men. Manning or operating the giant rapid-fire deck guns or cannons on that same British war ship, definitely requires a warrior attitude. But, when deciding who will be selected to captain (lead) that British warship, neither the words strong, young nor warrior are found in a description of the leader that the British Navy seeks. You are more likely to see words like experienced, knowledgeable, strong organisational skills, the ability to delegate responsibilities and lead decisively, in a description for any real leadership position and those are just some of the words that describe Washington Misick. I believe that the PNP party has enough strong, young warriors, both men and women, that are capable of carrying a load, that we won’t need the Hon. Washington Misick in the engine room or on a deck gun, which will give him the freedom to exercise and demonstrate the leadership skills and wisdom he has developed as

one of our longest serving and most trusted statesmen. The level of incompetence and inexperience of the current PDM administration has been shamelessly exemplified by their missteps in resolving the hospitality workers’ gratuity issue, infighting and public disparaging among PDM ministers, the constant shifting of ministerial duties and responsibilities, the Government’s failure to complete hurricanes repairs of our schools two plus years post hurricane, and now an air traffic controllers’ labour strike that closed our airport and cost our country millions, plus a black-eye among tourism professionals. Should the PDM party really be bragging about a financial surplus? Our country has some troubled waters we must navigate in the near future. The captain on our ship’s bridge will make decisions that our children will live by. Let us choose the right man at the right time. Experience matters.

MILLS MUSES

Is Caribbean society based on myths? ALL societies create myths which they live by. Myths are often the very reasons which give them the basis for their existence. For example, their history is riddled with myths about what they have accomplished and the bravery, courage and intelligence of their people. This is done to shape the society in a particular way, giving it something to believe in and be proud of. But they are also used to denigrate other countries and their people. In most Caribbean societies, there are myths about how the slaves liberated themselves. The contribution of others is often minimised. Emphasis is placed on the acts of resistance by slaves in staging revolts, damaging property on the plantation, pretending to be ill to avoid working and mocking privately those who sought to subdue them. This is done to promote the inner power of the slaves, despite being in bondage. There is the story of the Haitian revolution, where slaves rose up against the plantation system and defeated the armies of the so-called most advanced countries of that era and created an independent state. Slave revolts in other countries are given prominence in their historical accounts and the role of female slaves as leaders highlighted. These stories are written with

BY OLIVER MILLS

Oliver Mills is a former lecturer in education at the UWI Mona Campus. He holds a BA (Hons.) UWI, an M.Ed. Dalhousie Univ., an MA University of London, and a Postgraduate Diploma in HRM and Training, Leicester Univ.

a sense of pride. But also to show resistance against domination. And to combat the myths of the passive slave. On the road to independence, the leaders of political groups during the period are presented in heroic ways. They are portrayed as working almost single-handedly in forming political parties, putting independence constitutions together, mobilising the people to recognise their rights, and confronting the major powers of the time with their demands, and winning over them. The myth making comes in asserting a sense of bravado and courage. But what is often minimised, is that there were other followers who played just as significant a role, but the articles and books are written about the heroes. Not those who were part of the heroic actions that brought about change. What is also not mentioned is that there was no real fight for independence.

A political science professor at one of our universities stated that Britain had to almost force the Caribbean islands involved to take independence. The idea of a fight by local leaders is a myth. Even in the modern independent Caribbean, some leaders seem to put their people above many others in the region. Some talk in terms of economic development as if to demonstrate the superior management skills of their technocrats. And if some of the latter are approached by other islands for consultancy services, the idea seems to be that the country requesting it does not have the personnel with the required skills. In many instances these persons on their visit to other Caribbean countries belittle the local professionals. This shows that they are the victims of the myths of their own society. There is the case where a

consultant in a meeting told a local professional that she talked too much. And another shouted at a local professional ordering her to sit down. These two episodes are examples of how some leaders in sister countries make their people feel they are better than others, so that when they visit other territories they come with a negative disposition towards those who seek their services. In a wider political sense, there are situations where politicians exaggerate the accomplishments of their countries, and use this to indoctrinate their people who then feel they are ‘superior’ to others. When such persons go to other countries they display these attitudes towards the host country. The myths become weapons to use against others, and give those indoctrinated by them a false view of themselves and their countries, which causes these people to devalue those in other countries and develop negative attitudes towards them, seeing their accomplishments as ‘nothing really’. But myths can be helpful if they provide a sense of belonging and respect for the values and institutions of that country. Myths can also foster a sense of accomplishment and admiration for what a particular country has experienced, and how it weathered the storms it faced successfully. However, the negative side of

myths is that they could warp the personalities they intend to help by influencing them to believe they are, what in fact they are not. They make those who come to host countries to engage in employment feel that the host country does not have anyone qualified, so they are there to uplift the people and their institutions. Myths also create the perception in those indoctrinated by them that they possess some sort of supremacy which makes them different and better than the people of the host country. Myths can foster a dangerous nationalism in people. They are often presented with accomplishments designed to inflate egos, and the media of particular countries often exaggerates what the political system is doing. Politicians are almost evangelical about the capabilities of their people and this spills outside the country’s borders. When the victims of myths come into contact with the achievements of other countries they are often struck with disbelief. The honest ones realise they have been duped and many develop a fondness for the countries they once believed were not so well endowed. Myths, once challenged by reality, soon melt away.


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OPINIONS 13

Constitutional reform or constitutional disaster? THE TURKS and Caicos Constitutional Reform Group made a meeting stop in Providenciales on the evening of Monday, October 21, to hear citizens’ input in this exercise. This event revealed, from the small to the large, so much of what ails the TCI and what is preventing it from progressing in the manner that it should. To begin with the venue, Gustarvus Lightbourne Complex, was hastily prepped for the event only after the audience had begun to arrive, and continued to be well after the time the event was scheduled to take place. Also, handouts highlighting these so-called far-reaching important constitutional amendments to be made, were only given out to the audience as they took their seats. To add to this, the busy shopping centre, directly across the street from where this event was taking place and from which there was a lot of coming and going, did not have a single flyer alerting our citizens of this important event. Is this what responsible governance in the Turks and Caicos Islands looks like? If so, it gets a resounding failing grade. In fact, an audience member promptly voiced her concerns, describing this as a sub-standard display of governance. Another, so shocked by this lack of preparation and inclusion of the citizenry at this most important undertaking, suggested the whole exercise be abandoned as it did not represent the people. Can one really argue with his take on this? Now for the event itself, as it started to unfold: The panel itself consisted of four elected officials, two from either party, the attorney general, and a government staffer. Arrayed across from them were

about 50 citizen audience members. Now get this. Provo has a citizen population of roughly 44,000 souls, but present at this event was a whopping 50! Is that not alarming? Maybe for you, but the panel members did not seem in the least bit fazed by this. Now some of the anaemic turnout has to do with a disengaged citizenry, but I cannot begin to tell you how many people I ran into who reported that they knew nothing of the meeting, including someone close to my family I had sat earlier with at a restaurant right across the road from the venue. This speaks volumes about the Government, quality of representation, and ensuring engagement by the citizenry. Here’s how foolish, undemocratic and constitutionally questionable decisions by the Government can affect the quality of the society we have. A wildly popular radio show, ‘Expressions’, hosted by Herbert Been, was recently yanked off the air by this present Government without explanation as to justification and on whose authority. It was a forum where citizens stayed informed, debated issues, had informative guests appear, and gave a wide range of opinions on the state of their country. The availability of this outlet would have most certainly informed the citizenry and ensured better turnout. This is a clear example of where foolish decisions, not based on constitutional legality, rule the day and result in gross disadvantage to the citizens. The TCI Government still needs to explain why this was done and who authorised it. Now as to the document of proposed constitutional changes?

CABINET MEETING SUMMARY THE FORTISTCI rate rise application was the only topic discussed at the latest meeting of the Cabinet. Governor Nigel Dakin chaired the 25th meeting on Wednesday, October 30, at the Office of the Premier, Durham’s Building in Grand Turk. All ministers were present. At this meeting Cabinet discussed the independent inquirer’s responses to certain clarifications sought by the Cabinet on the power company’s rate rise application.

BY BEN ROBERTS

Ben is a Turks and Caicos Islander living in Maryland, USA, and published author of ‘Jackals of Samarra’. He is also a founding member of the NGO Turks and Caicos Forum. Ben can be contacted at grandt730@aol.com.

Questions. Questions. Who decided on the ‘burning’ constitutional amendments that needed to be changed? Did the British have anything to do with these choices and, last but not least, why do the proposed changes have more to do with seeing to the concerns of those doing the governing than those being governed? Apparently, those clamouring for these constitutional changes have no idea what a constitution is, or what it aims at. A constitution is an all-important document that guides and directs, in the most beneficial way, the lives of those it is put in place to govern. We see little of that here. Moreover, should not the general populace have been earlier saturated with the constitution as is, asked about changes, and now have this event airing the proposed changes? And should there not have been, before all this, a constitutional scholar or expert consultant on radio, TV, and town meetings fully engaged in answering any and all questions

from the citizenry? Are we to assume it is only elected officials, along with an attorney general, who are all-knowing as to what would be most beneficial to an estimated TCI citizenry of 53,000 souls? Should we not question the idea that these people, who are hardpressed to satisfactorily and simply organise an event prior to the arrival of a citizen audience, would be able to deal with the weighty issues of highlighting constitutional reform changes? No wonder that that citizen at the outset asked that the whole exercise be abandoned and restarted with more thought and input given to the process. Strangely enough, when that audience member asked about the possibility that the process be restarted or extended if it was to be to the benefit of TCI citizens, one of the elected members on the panel made clear that this was not possible because they had a deadline in which to present the reform changes to the UK government, and went as far as

to reveal that deadline. This should be of serious concern to the citizens of TCI. Because, here it is, these TCI Government officials are running a marathon through the Islands aimed at constitutional changes, not ensuring that their citizenry is fully engaged in those changes and with no expert opinion on those changes. Now, in addition, we find out that the UK has the whole process on a deadline that TCI Government officials are unable to alter or modify. Is this not a classical example of slave plantation ‘Massa say’; this shows the absolute powerlessness of the TCI governance in representing its citizens, the absolute dominance of the British government in making decisions irrespective of whether or not they harm TCI citizenry, and the absolute hypocrisy of the British government in that, during their various call for submissions from TCI citizens for matters that concern their UK parliament, they have routinely extended submission periods when alerted by the citizenry that there is need to do so for increased participation. I should know, because I have more than once asked for that extension, with the most recent one having to do with their distasteful proposed register of interests decree. So why not now? And why are our elected officials not demanding this? A disaster if there ever was one. Which leads one to ask: Who is really representing the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands?

Public invited to focus groups on domestic violence FOCUS groups on methods of supporting people exposed to domestic violence will be held in Providenciales and Grand Turk this November. The Department of Social Development, the Department of Gender Affairs and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence are hosting the groups with the support of Unicef. Participants are invited to discuss the topic, ‘Mediation for parents and children exposed to domestic violence’. A joint department press release on Monday (November 4) said: “As departments with responsibility for helping to

prevent, intervene and address issues of domestic violence, we realise that collective efforts must be taken to provide better service delivery in this area. “In an effort to gather information that would assist in developing and compiling our policy on the topic, it is important that we meet with persons directly and indirectly affected to obtain their views and feedback on what works, what does not work and how to improve existing strategies.” The first focus group will be held on Tuesday, November 19, from 12.45pm to 1.45pm at the Department of Social Development, Butterfield Square,

Providenciales. The next will be held on Thursday, November 21, from 12.45pm to 1.45pm at the Salem Baptist Church Annex in Grand Turk. Refreshments will be provided. The information participants provide will be kept confidential and will only be used for the intended purposes of developing a policy. The focus groups are not limited to only those who have experienced domestic violence but a broad cross section of adults. More information can be found via email at tthomas@gov.tc or on 338-4008 in Providenciales or 338-2684 in Grand Turk.


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Readers, visitors and the end of ‘anarchy’ Coping with being un-forgotten I THOUGHT it was a good start. For the past few months I knew I had eight readers, or rather eight readers who had very kindly reached out to me with commentary and suggestions. And then, suddenly, this column’s readership grew exponentially. It all started with the column about Lionel Talbot, which (who’d have thought) appears to have gone ‘viral’ (at least in a TCI context). Having been posted on the Salt Cay Ferry’s Facebook page, the ‘Uncle Line’ column prompted dozens of comments and shares, and hundreds of likes. People stopped me in government offices and in Grand Turk stores and restaurants to tell me they had read it. Then came the texts and WhatsApp messages, such as the following: “Good Sunday morning Titus, I just wanted to express my admiration for your articles in the Weekly News, and in particular for this week’s story on Uncle Line. He is quickly becoming a Salt Cay icon. Thanks so much.” A native businessman, resident

BY TITUS DE BOER

Titus was born in Hamburg and has lived in the Turks and Caicos Islands since 1989. He works as a general business consultant and has been based in Salt Cay since 2016.

of Providenciales but originally from Salt Cay. To say I am both in awe and profoundly humbled would be appropriate, but it’s more than that; I am still, somewhat, in a state of disbelief and genuinely thrilled that so many people clearly enjoy reading about Salt Cay. So, to the readers (a few more than eight now), keep reading - and thank

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you! ‘Salt Cay, the island time forgot’. A catchy slogan that, no doubt, worked for many years. And yet it appears that Salt Cay is no longer the ever-forgotten island, and that too can be a challenge, more so for some than for others. “What I love about Salt Cay,” a North American retiree once told me in 2016, “is that it’s almost like it’s not really part of the TCI, but rather this

unique, little anarchy. “No one checks anything and when, for example, the traffic department would still come here, we would just hide our buggies or, if need be, produce fake insurance documents.” No doubt he was not speaking on behalf of the majority of the ‘winter residents’ who are undeniably as law abiding as the rest of us. Still, the conversation left me somewhat perplexed because not only

is Salt Cay of course an integral part of the Turks and Caicos Islands, but why shouldn’t people be expected to play by the rules, when clearly that’s what they would do back home. Forward to November 2019. Today, as I write, the traffic department came for a visit, to start licensing vehicles. It’s time to come to terms with being un-forgotten.

TCI commemorates Remembrance Day this Sunday ALLIED, Commonwealth and British personnel who fought in the two world wars of the 20th Century and subsequent conflicts will be remembered this Sunday (November 10). In Grand Turk the Remembrance Day service will be held at St Mary’s ProCathedral, Front Street, at 9.45am. Acting Governor Anya Williams will lay a wreath at the war memorial. Immediately following the service, all uniform groups will attend an ecumenical service at the Methodist Church.

The Providenciales Remembrance Day service will be held at St Monica’s Anglican Church, Leeward Highway, at 12.30pm. Premier Sharlene Cartwright Robinson, Leader of the Opposition Washington Misick and Commissioner of Police Trevor Botting will lay wreaths at this service. And in South Caicos, the Remembrance Day service will be held at St George’s Anglican Church, at 12.30pm. Organisations also laying wreaths include the TCI Ex-Serviceman Legion, TCIG Medical Department, the Scouts, Guides and

Brownies, Rotary International, Soroptimists International and the Red Cross. In a press release on November 1, Governor Nigel Dakin said: “On this Remembrance Sunday we come together to remember all those who served in our armed forces or in other public services, military or civilian, in defence of our liberty. “We remember those who have also experienced the horror of war and who suffered injuries in war and internal conflict, many of whom have had to live with life changing injuries some physical, some

psychological. “For the first year, this year, representatives of the Turks and Caicos Islands will lay a wreath on behalf of the people of this territory at the cenotaph in London, as part of the United Kingdom’s national remembrance parade. “On this Remembrance Sunday, both here in Turks and Caicos, and through our representatives in London, we have the opportunity to express our thanks to all of those men and women for the service, courage and sacrifice shown by them all. They were, and they are, inspirational.”


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PNP calls for Gov’t to present its 12 Point Crime Plan BY DELANA ISLES DEPUTY Leader of the PNP, E Jay Saunders has joined the chorus of his party members who have called on the Government to deliver its promised 12 Point Crime Plan. On Monday, he spoke via a Facebook video message posted to the party’s page, on behalf of the party and Leader Washington Misick in addressing the crime situation. Like Misick has on numerous occasions, Saunders also alluded to the need for the increased incidence of crime not to be politicised, but for ways to be found to tackle the issue as a collective. He stated: “Regardless of how you’re doing economically speaking, you’re not living your best life if you’re constantly worried about crime - particularly violent crime. “While we believe that the issue of crime should not be politicised, we are calling on the Government to give an update on its much publicised 12 Point Crime Plan.” He added that earlier this year, Premier Sharlene Cartwright Robinson “boasted about four more anti-crime and illegal immigration initiatives”. She stated: “This year, we bring on board a change manager whose sole function would be to carry out

my Government’s vision to create an intelligence led Border Protection Unit. “The PDM will create a substantive National Security Strategy. Safer Communities Project plans are well advanced in this initiative, and illegal communities - we budget to counter this activity under the containment of illegal settlements programme.” The PNP deputy leader is now calling on the Government to provide the public with an update on these initiatives. “Why haven’t we seen any reductions in major crimes due to them? Is it because these initiatives weren’t rolled out well, or because they weren’t thought out well?” Saunders reiterated his party’s position that the best way to achieve long term success in the fight against crime, is for a national security minister to be appointed, and that the PNP will be seeking this through changes in the constitution when they return to power. In the meantime, he said he is encouraged by the improvement in relations between the public and the police. “It would be remiss of me if I didn’t highlight the great idea by the person or persons within the public that appreciation for our police officers should be shown through

The InterHealth Canada team during a health walk in October

“You’re not living your best life if you’re constantly worried about crime” - PNP Deputy Leader, E Jay Saunders,

shout-outs, selfies, likes, and other positive reactions on social media. “This idea has gone viral and it’s already paying dividends. “The public and law enforcement working together as partners, based on a relationship of mutual trust, is a good thing, and we encourage all involved to keep it up,” Saunders stated. CRIME PLAN Contained within its 2016 campaign

manifesto, the PDM promised to create a substantive National Security Strategy, with 12 points of law enforcement priorities. Namely: “1 That a comprehensive training policy is formulated; 2 - that there is a proper succession plan; 3 - that there is capacity building within the police force; 4 - that there is a review of the resources/equipment programme; 5 - that there are comprehensive crime prevention

initiatives; 6 - that there are comprehensive border protection initiatives. “7 - That there are comprehensive community partnerships initiatives; 8 - that there is an offender management programme - a PDM Government will ensure that the correction facilities are funded to guarantee that persons in custody receive the best care and rehabilitative programmes to enable them the opportunity for reintegration into society, hence reducing repeat offenders. “We will create a new policy in the Government and enforce nondiscriminatory practices as it relates to persons with police records. “We will also bring legislation that supports varied means of alternative sentencing. “9 - That there is a safer communities project. We will ensure resources are in place to form neighbourhood watch groups and to build and encourage stronger police and community relations. 10 that there are national, regional and global partnership crime prevention initiatives. “11 - That there are pay and retention incentives; and 12 - that there is a re-engagement of law enforcement expertise available locally.”

A team of nurses and doctors provide complimentary health screenings

Healthcare provider donates $3,500 to cancer charities INTERHEALTH Canada is donating $2,500 to the National Cancer Society and $1,000 to the TCI Cancer Foundation following health walks in Providenciales and Grand Turk. The private healthcare management company sponsored a ‘run to donate’ component of the events held during Breast Cancer

Awareness Month in October. It was a commitment from the company to donate $5 to the charities for every person that supported the fitness activities. The National Cancer Society walk was held on Saturday, October 5, at IGA Gourmet in Providenciales. A second walk was held in Grand

Turk on October 19 which was organised by InterHealth Canada and the beneficiary was the TCI Cancer Foundation. “The non-profit organisations are separate entities with a similar mandate, which is to raise cancer awareness and assist persons afflicted with the disease,” a company press

release said. “Due to the association between blood clots and cancer risk factors, [we] partnered with the local cancer awareness organisations across the two main islands to host and sponsor fitness events as an alternative to the annual stand-alone ‘Stop the Clot’ event this year.”

The company sponsored a run, walk or cycle to win segment with a caveat of health savvy prizes for event attendees. A team of nurses and doctors also provided complimentary health screenings for blood pressure, blood glucose, body mass index and random cholesterol.


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Dr Marianela Puentes is the new addition to Carolina Medical Clinic family. She is a family care specialist with vast experience

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Dr Marcela Malcolm, daughter of Dr Hugh Malcolm, has been with the family practice since January 2015

Family care specialist boosts services at Carolina Medical Clinic BY DELANA ISLES IN THE 20 years Carolina Medical Clinic has been in business, the facility has grown from strength to strength, maintaining the high quality of care it provides to the whole family. Recently, the clinic enhanced their operations with the addition of a family care specialist, Dr Marianela Camejo Puentes, who hails from one of the most advanced countries in the Caribbean region in the area of healthcare - Cuba. Founded in 1999, by Dr Hugh Malcolm, Carolina Medical Clinic is an outpatient family medicine facility offering primary healthcare services. ‘Family medicine’ meaning the facility provides healthcare services for all types of patients, regardless of age or gender, assessing and treating a wide range of conditions, ailments, and injuries with emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention. In 2015, Dr Malcolm’s daughter, Dr Marcela Malcolm joined her father in business, having left her post at the Princess Margaret Hospital in the Bahamas. Dr Marcela Malcolm joined the family practice as a general practitioner with special interest in paediatrics. Currently, the clinic is going through another growth spurt which will see a very wide range of services being offered to the Turks and Caicos Islands community. With the addition of a third member of the team - Dr Puentes - Carolina Medical has expanded their offerings to include prenatal

Carolina Medical Clinic, Lab and Pharmacy is conveniently located next door to Smart Supermarket in Downtown Providenciales

care, women’s healthcare, family planning, ultrasonography, children’s healthcare, acute and chronic disease care, home visits, minor outpatient surgery and job and school physicals. The Weekly News recently visited the clinic, which is conveniently located next to Smart Supermarket in the Town Centre Building in Downtown Providenciales. There we had a chat with both Dr Marcela Malcolm and Dr Puentes. With more than 24 years’ experience under her belt providing

family care services, Dr Puentes is undoubtedly an invaluable member of the Carolina Medical Clinic team. This is her second posting outside of her native country, the first being in Guyana, South America where she provided family care services at a local hospital for two years. As to what brought her to these shores, the Cuban specialist said she had a deep longing for change that would see her putting her vast expertise to good use, preferably where it is most needed. Since taking up her position at

Carolina Medical in September, Dr Puentes said she has enjoyed serving the wide cross section of people that make up the TCI and helping them get the care they need, at a cost they can afford. What she has observed working within the local community, she told us, is a lot of risk factors among patients - with issues like obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and ailments of that nature being the most prevalent. She’s very grateful to be offered the chance to help care for the local

community: “I’m very glad to be here and to Dr Malcolm for the opportunity he gave me to be part of this successful clinic, wonderful staff and country,” the doctor said. Since the specialist joined the clinic, the medical facility has really boosted the services it provides, not just to repeat patients and walk ins, but to the general public, and engaging and educating local businesses about the need to take better care of their bodies. Speaking with Dr Marcela Malcolm, we learned that Dr Puentes’ addition will see the clinic now offering a range of outpatient procedures similar to what is offered at the TCI Hospital. She also revealed: “She will also be doing home visits… we will also provide an after-hours service. “We close at 5pm but with her on board she will be here from 4pm to 8pm for anyone who wants to visit after work or school. “So these are some of the newer things that are soon to be implemented.” Meanwhile, another integral part of the Carolina Medical facility is its in-house pharmacy, Carolina Pharmacy, located in the same complex. The pharmacy opened its doors in 2010, offering a wide range of over the counter and prescription drugs (NHIP cards are accepted). “We provide diet and nutrition products, multivitamins for kids and adults, baby products, beauty and skin products, hair and nails, fashion accessories, sexual wellbeing products, blood pressure monitors, glucometers and a host of other things,” Dr Malcolm remarked.


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Guests from Beaches Turks and Caicos helped to plant 100 mangroves to protect the coastline at Little Water Cay

Tourists plant 100 mangroves to strengthen coastline ABOUT 25 guests from Beaches Turks and Caicos joined the TCI National Trust and Sandals Foundation in planting 100 mangroves at Little Water Cay. The initiative was part of several environmental awareness activities held in association with the resort’s recent event ‘Social Media on the Sand’. Heidi Clarke, executive director of Sandals Foundation, said she was delighted to have the visitors take part in the environmental conservation activity Saturday, October 19. “We are super excited to have our moms and influencers join us as we work to increase the mangrove coverage along the coastline in the TCI,” she said in an October 30 statement. “Over the years, a major focus of our environmental work has been in

marine and coastal protection and conservation. “We welcome all guests to share in these projects as we strive to positively impact the precious environment upon which we rely.” Mangroves are a great network of filters to purify water sources, they are a strong defence mechanism against storm surges, flood and wind and are home to juvenile fish, crab, shrimp and mollusc species. Speaking at the planting exercise, Winema Sanders Penn, Director of the TCI National Trust encouraged more people to join the conservation efforts by planting mangroves. “Mangroves are amazing for protecting our coastline, ensuring our environment is safe for future generations,” she said. “We encourage everyone to go

out and plant some mangroves, and if you do not know how to, come down to the National Trust and we will teach you.” The recent mangrove restoration activity forms part of a wider marine conservation programme executed by the Sandals Foundation across the Caribbean. Last year, the foundation partnered with the Grenada Fund for Conservation to plant close to 1,000 mangroves at various locations across the country. The foundation manages two fully operational marine sanctuaries and supports five others in Jamaica. It supports coral nursery restoration activities in St Lucia, Jamaica and the TCI as well as spearheads awareness and educational programmes in all seven countries in which it operates.

The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force is appealing to any member of public who may have any information on any crimes. They can contact Chalk Sound Police Station on 338-5901 or make use of the confidential reporting system through Crimestoppers on 1-800-8477.

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Investments needed to reduce tsunami risks – DDME director BY OLIVIA ROSE INVESTING in resilient infrastructure, early warning systems and education is critical to saving people and protecting their assets against tsunami risks in the future. This is according to the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME) on the occasion of World Tsunami Awareness Day 2019. A tsunami is a series of waves generated in an ocean or other body of water by a disturbance such as an earthquake, landslide, volcanic eruption or meteorite impact. World Tsunami Awareness Day, observed on November 5 every year, is dedicated to promoting a global culture of tsunami awareness around the world. In keeping with this, the DDME raised awareness and informed the general public on what is being done by the Government to make the country safer in the case of a disaster. DDME Director Dr Virginia Clervaux said the department will be promoting a target of the

Sendai Framework which seeks to reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services. “In the Turks and Caicos Islands a number of persons live in low-lying coastal areas which are exposed to extreme sea-level events including tsunamis,” she said. “Therefore, investing in resilient infrastructure, early warning

systems, and education is critical to saving people and protecting their assets against tsunami risk in the future.” Dr Clervaux said that observing World Tsunami Awareness Day gives the Government an opportunity to show how riskinformed investments in critical infrastructure can build more resilience and save more lives

against disasters in the future. Tsunamis are the most deadly and costly natural disasters. They do not happen frequently, but when they do they inflict great loss of life and enormous damage to housing, schools, hospitals, roads and other infrastructure. Since December 2015, the United Nations General Assembly designated November 5 as World

Tsunami Awareness Day. The assembly has called on all countries, international bodies and civil society to observe the day in order to raise tsunami awareness and share innovative approaches to risk reduction. Given the geographical location and topography of the TCI, there is a low to moderate risk for seismic activity. The primary source of high seismic activity and tsunami hazard in the area is the Septentrional fault zone. According to the TCI’s risk profile, this fault system marks the major North American-Caribbean plate boundary in Hispaniola (Haiti and Dominican Republic) which runs several hundred kilometres south of the territory. Therefore, any earthquake or tsunami generated along the North American-Caribbean plate margin represents a potentially significant threat to the TCI. The TCI is also vulnerable to seismic activity generated along the Puerto Rican trench.

Tourism Environmental Awareness Month gets underway TOURISM stakeholders across the TCI are gearing up once again for a robust month of activities to encourage residents to protect and preserve the environment. The TCI Tourist Board in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Heritage, Maritime, launched the annual celebration at a press briefing on Monday (November 4) at the Hilly Ewing building in Providenciales. The highlights of this year’s series of events include a tourism fair, tourism symposium and a youth congress competition. Tourism Environmental Awareness Month is observed in November with the objective of positively preserving the TCI for the pleasure and livelihood of its citizens, and the delight and comfort of the millions of visitors to these shores. This year’ theme, ‘Tourism is key, it starts with me’, which will run through to the year 2020, aims to teach residents the significance of the environment and tourism to the territory’s economic sustainability. Senior officials of the Tourist Board including Chairman Adelphine Higgs-Pitter and Acting Director of Tourism Mary Lightbourne were joined by executives of the TCI Hotel and Tourism Association to officially declare the month open. During the press conference, Clement Howell High School was announced as the winner of the

annual Tourism Song Competition. The competition, which was issued to public and private high schools throughout the TCI, tasked students with composing an original song based on the month’s theme. Training manager at the Tourist Board, E Blythe Clare, used the occasion to announce the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s (CTO) Tourism Education for the Caribbean E-Learning Series. It will be introduced to Government primary schools in the Turks and Caicos Islands this year and to private primary schools in 2020. A copy of the educational software was presented to Minister of Education Hon. Karen Malcolm. The objective of the e-learning series is to create a national awareness of the value of tourism as well as allow for the promotion and protection of the TCI and Caribbean’s identity. It also aims to develop in the region’s youth a sense of pride and confidence in projecting the unique image of the Caribbean. Chairman of the Tourist Board Adelphine Higgs-Pitter spoke of the growth in visitor arrivals for the destination. She said: “We had an overall 18 percent increase in visitors seeing 1.4 million arrivals in 2018 to our shores. “Together with our partners and stakeholders we are committed to

Ministry of Tourism, Tourist Board and Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association officials at a press conference to officially launch Tourism Environmental Awareness Month 2019

working to increase those numbers.” Acting Director of Tourism Mary Lightbourne gave a brief overview of scheduled events and encouraged the public to join the Tourist Board in a journey throughout the TCI spreading awareness of the importance of tourism. She assured the public that the Tourist Board team would be making an appearance on each sister island during the month. Lightbourne said: “This is a period where we sensitise the population about the importance of our environment and tourism as we focus on sustainability and on our people, our product and our

partnerships. “It is our objective to create tourism and environmental awareness among our people that will positively improve the TCI for the pleasure and livelihoods of its citizens and the delight and comfort of our many visitors. “At the same time, helping each other to understand and appreciate tourism and the impact it has on the Turks and Caicos Islands.” During Tourism Environmental Awareness Month billboards will be placed on roadways and in communities throughout the Islands highlighting the theme.

Tourism fairs will be held at Raymond Gardiner High School on November 12 from 10am to 2pm and at Marjorie Basden High School on November 14 from 10am to 2pm. A Sustainable Tourism Symposium will be held on November 19 (invitation only event). Youth Congress (Junior Minister of Tourism Competition) will be held on November 20 at the Gustarvus Lightbourne Sports Complex beginning at 10am. And the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College open house will take place on November 22 from 10am to 2pm.


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Governor and Mrs Dakin spent a memorable time on Salt Cay

Salt Cay gets glowing reviews for community spirit and resilience AFTER being one of the hardest hit islands in the archipelago during the 2017 category five hurricanes, Salt Cay is on its way back to being the quaint, beautiful jewel of the TCI. Following a visit to the family island on Monday, October 28, Governor Nigel Dakin, like many other visitors before him, spoke glowingly of the little island. Accompanied by his wife Amanda Dakin, the governor was on another one of his official familiarisation tours of the territory since his appointment in July. Commenting extensively on the day’s experience on his official

Facebook page, he said: “We fell in love with Salt Cay. It was in some ways the island we were most interested in visiting. “I’m not sure we’ve met a Turks Island family that doesn’t have some connection to this island and it’s where the historical wealth of the Islands once resided. What it has lost in wealth creation for TCI, it’s retained in other special ways. “We visited the Mary Robinson Primary School where we were introduced to three children in the local school aged 10, seven and four being educated in one temporary, post hurricane, classroom by a

clearly very adaptive and smart teacher. “The local clinic is staffed by a nurse. The last time the doctor visited was in April. Fortunately, there have been no medical emergencies; the airport has been closed for some time. “We arrived via a boat from Grand Turk that took around 40 minutes and the Islands connectivity with Grand Turk is very weather dependent. “There’s no ATMs. Internet, we were told, was variable. There are many other problems living on a small island. But listening to residents at a town hall meeting there are advantages. This is a

community that feels immediately like a community. “It would be quite hard I think to put a price on the overall contentment of those living on Salt Cay. “It’s certainly where we would choose to spend a break particularly during whale watching season which everyone tells us is extraordinary. “Salt Cay was hit badly in the hurricanes but it was good to see significant rebuilding just completing or ongoing. “A new runway had been laid and was on target for a handover to the Airports Authority in November. “The Government building,

housing the district commissioner, was just finished. Works were ongoing at the school and works were moving forward at the port. “The most skilled work was the renovation of the Anglican Church. The craftsmanship on the roof being worked on by John Forbes, splicing the old timbers with new, was a genuine work of art. He tells us it will be finished by Christmas. This is skilled artisanal work of the highest order. “I hope I can worship at some point in John’s wonderful recreation with what I now know is a super friendly congregation and community.”


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Regional News Bahamas to erase record for minor marijuana crimes

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit made an announcement at a Dominica Labour Party rally.

December 6th is Election Day in Dominica DOMINICANS will go to the polls to elect a new government next month – three months earlier than the March 2020 constitutionally due date. After weeks of speculation, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced Tuesday night at a rally of the governing Dominica Labour Party (DLP) that December 6th will be Election Day and Nomination Day will be just under two weeks from now, on November 19th. He said he had advised President Charles Savarin to dissolve Parliament yesterday. And Skerrit, who is seeking an unprecedented fourth consecutive term in office, urged citizens to make sure they cast their ballots when the opportunity comes next month.

“It matters whether you vote or not on Election Day. It matters which party wins or not. It matters which party leads the country in the third decade of the 21st century. You each have a responsibility to get out there and vote,” he said. “Five years is a short time if you have the right person in government; five years is a very, very long time if you have the wrong person.” In the last elections in 2014, the DLP won 15 of the 21 seats, while the United Workers’ Party (UWP), led by the Lennox Linton, won six – twice what it won the election prior. The DLP’s 2014 election victory was its fourth consecutive win at the polls, and the third straight one under Skerrit’s leadership of the party. (Caribbean360)

FORMER Police Commissioner Paul Farquharson wants young and first-time offenders, especially those convicted of drug possession crimes, to get their criminal records expunged. Thousands could be eligible for clean records through the Rehabilitation of Offenders Committee, the new committee Mr Farquharson now heads, he told The Tribune this week. “Our young people and firsttime offenders have been carrying around the burden of records and offences after they have served their time, paid their debt to society and still these records exist against their name,” he said. “With drugs, which I believe probably has the most offenders among our young people, there are many people who are victims, they have made mistakes and they are now toeing the straight line so we need to accelerate the process of trying to clear their name once they have paid their due debt to society.” National Security Minister Marvin Dames announced the constitution of the new committee on September 25, saying ex-convicts are discriminated against too often. #This is a part of a package officials hope will include a parole system as the country inches toward a less punitive and more rehabilitative justice system. Under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Amendment) 2015, people who have committed murder, manslaughter, treason, armed

The Department of Correctional Services at Fox Hill.

robbery, rape or possessed dangerous drugs with the intent to supply cannot have their records expunged. But after five years most others are eligible if they are first-time offenders or were younger than 21 at the time of their first conviction. “We need those persons who feel that they would wish to apply for expungement of their records to submit their records to the Ministry of National Security,” Mr Farquharson said, adding that someday he hopes such people could get relief sooner because “five years is a bit too long.” “I would like to see it come down to three years; maybe they have been convicted for two or three joints and

therefore if that person goes straight, after three years they should be able to have that record expunged,” he said. His committee is awaiting guidelines from the Office of the Attorney General and will host town-hall meetings early next year to engage the public. Once applications are submitted, the group hopes to answer applicants within three to six months, enough time to receive and review reports from three agencies, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Social Services and the police. Ultimately, their recommendations must be approved by the minister of national security.

Trinidad: Anglican Bishop begs forgiveness over fashion show held in church BISH­OP of the An­gli­can Dio­cese of T&T Rev Claude Berkley has ‘strong­ly con­demned’ the de­pic­tion of scant­i­ly-clad mod­els in the Trin­ i­ty Cathe­dral over the past week­end, say­ing it was out of or­der. He has is­sued a pub­lic apol­o­gy to the An­gli­can com­mu­ni­ty, all re­ li­gious or­gan­is­ a­tions, faith groups and the gen­er­al pub­lic over the em­ bar­rass­ing three-night fash­ion show host­ed by Style­week Port-of-Spain. “On this oc­ca­sion, we clear­ly missed the mark and we are deeply sor­ry! We, there­fore, seek your for­ give­ness as we move for­ward in pro­ claim­ing the good news of the King­ dom of God,” he said. “In­deed, the de­pic­tion of scant­ i­ly clad mod­els parad­ing along the aisle of the church of­fend­ed in­di­vid­ ual and col­lec­tive sen­si­bil­i­ties lo­cal­

ly and in­ter­na­tion­al­ly. Let me state cat­e­gor­i­cal­ly that such a pa­rade is com­plete­ly out of or­der, in­ap­pro­pri­ ate and is strong­ly con­demned. Our church has host­ed fash­ion shows in the past and we have nev­er come to this sad de­te­ri­o­ra­tion of re­spect and mod­esty,” he said in a state­ment on Tuesday. Bish­op Berkley, who has head­ed the lo­cal dio­cese since 2011, chas­ tised those who rep­re­sent­ed the An­ gli­can church at the event for not stop­ping it when guide­lines were breached. “At the first sight of this de­vi­a­ tion, the show should have been shut down. This has been a bla­tant breach of the guide­lines and a breach of trust, to the detri­ment of the church and its com­mu­ni­ty. We must take full re­spon­si­bil­i­ty for the lax­i­ty in reg­u­

lat­ing the use of the church’s space. The church ad­vo­cates and ex­horts its mem­bers to mod­esty in dress and de­ port­ment, and it is a di­rect con­tra­dic­ tion and af­front, that this dis­play of im­mod­esty took place,” he said. He has promised an in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­to the event and said ap­pro­pri­ate mea­sures will be tak­en to en­sure it does not hap­pen again. Speak­ing to Guardian Me­dia af­ter is­su­ing the state­ment, Berkley said he “did not know the church was in the busi­ness of sell­ing souls for any giv­en pur­pose.” Bish­op Berkley said he did not have any knowl­edge or in­for­ma­ tion that the fash­ion show was be­ing host­ed to raise funds to help re­cov­er from the ef­fects of a pow­er­ful earth­ quake in Au­gust last year. He said if that dis­cus­sion was

The Bishop promised an in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­to the event and said ap­pro­ pri­ate mea­sures will be taken to en­sure it does not hap­pen again.

held, he was not a part of it and was not made aware of it. Pressed on how he could not have known giv­en his au­thor­i­ty, Berkley

said each parish in the An­gli­can sys­ tem is se­mi-au­tonomous and can make its own de­ci­sions. (Trinidad Guardian)


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Jamaica: Prosecutors to seek death penalty Suspected Swine for men who beheaded mother and daughter Flu case in Tobago JAMAICA’S top prosecutor has disclosed that she will be seeking the death penalty for the five men who are set to go on trial for allegedly beheading a St Catherine woman and her teen daughter in a double murder that stirred national outrage. The disclosure came after Paula Llewellyn, director of public prosecutions, revealed that one of the accused killers, Kemar Riley, divulged “certain things” to a cellmate in what was “tantamount to a jailhouse confession”. He was later pointed out to police investigators by the person to whom he made the confession, Llewellyn said. Further, she revealed that the other four men gave video-recorded caution statements to detectives in the presence of their attorneys. “We have served a death notice and it is a capital murder indictment we are using,” Llewellyn announced yesterday in the Home Circuit Court, where the five men were set to go on trial for the July 2011 killings. Riley and his co-accused, Sanja Ducally, Adrian Campbell, Roshane Goldson, and Fabian Smith, have been charged with two counts of murder for allegedly decapitating Charmaine Rattray, 40, and her 19-year-old daughter, Joyette Lynch, a past student of The Queen’s School, at their home in Lauriston, St Catherine. Llewellyn, in outlining the allegations, said that on the night of

Police cordon off an area in Lauriston, by the Spanish Town Bridge in St Catherine, in this July 2011 file photo as a severed head has been discovered in the area from a double killing.

July 20, 2011, the five accused were among a group of eight men armed with guns, machetes and knives who invaded the house where Rattray and Lynch lived. “They were stabbed, chopped up, shot and then beheaded. Their bodies were found in the house and the heads were found in different locations,” she disclosed. Anticipating that the men’s attorneys would seek to block the videotaped statements from being used in the trial, Llewellyn showed up for court armed with legal authorities to indicate why they

should be included. In the end, the attorneys agreed to allow the caution statements to be used. The trial is set to start tomorrow after an eight-year delay. There have been no hangings in Jamaica since 1988 though the death penalty remains on the law books. Hanging was halted following the 1993 landmark Pratt and Morgan ruling by the United Kingdom Privy Council, which said that it was cruel and inhumane to execute an inmate who has been on death row for more than five years. (Jamaica Gleaner)

A PATIENT, suspected of being infected with the H1N1 virus (Swine Flu), has been warded at the Scarborough General Hospital. Guardian Media was informed that the patient went to the hospital over the weekend, with symptoms of the virus. This was confirmed by Health Secretary Agatha Carrington. “The report that we got from officials indicate that there was one patient with the virus,” she told Guardian Media. She said she cannot confirm whether the patient has the virus, until the patient’s results return from the laboratory. “We do not confirm the cases, we will send all our samples to the public health laboratory and they will say what it is,” she said. Asked if Tobago’s health care system is ready to deal with patients suffering from the virus, she said: “H1N1 is not a new disease and we are equipped.” Over the weekend, social media was abuzz with information that the

hospital was put in emergency mode as its Internal Medicine department was short-staffed. This after a letter from the Medical Chief of Staff Dr Rufuro Celestine surfaced instructing staff to change how the hospital normally operates. “We can no longer provide specialist medical care to our adult patients,” the letter said. However, Secretary Carrington said this was not the case. She said “services at the hospital are not being compromised” as other doctors were called out to work on the ward. The Ministry of Health has provided guidelines to prevent contracting the Swine Flu: · Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. · Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. · Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs. Where possible, avoid close contact with sick people.

Bahamas: Families accused of hoarding aid DEPUTY Prime Minister Peter Turnquest is concerned about people in Grand Bahama hoarding relief supplies such as power generators. It is “not charitable and neighbourly” to hoard the items when others need them, he said. He expressed shock over a resident who asked him for a generator despite owning several already. “I know it is sensitive, but please do not hoard the supplies,” he said. “I have an issue where somebody was asking me for a generator. I go to the house for another reason, I did not even go to take the generator, they have three brand new generators sitting up in the house, and they asking for a fourth – that is not charitable, that’s not neighbourly, there are some people who truly need that generator.” Kay Forbes-Smith, government co-ordinator of recovery efforts in Grand Bahama, told The Tribune hoarding such supplies is not an issue associated with governmentissued generators. “We had a number of international NGOs giving out generators and we

The late Peter Morrow jointly-owned the Jamaica Inn Hotel in Ocho Rios, St Ann with his brother Eric.

Jamaican hotelier Peter Morrow killed in Florida plane crash

Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest, said that it is “not charitable and neighbourly” to hoard the items when others need them.

don’t know on what basis they were giving them out,” she said when contacted yesterday. “All kinds of people are doing distribution, but how they are doing it I can’t

confirm.” She said the government is working with the Grand Bahama Power Company to determine who should get generators.

JAMAICAN hotelier, Peter Morrow, one of the two persons who died in a plane crash in Ocala, Florida last Thursday, has been described as an avid pilot and as someone who was passionate about tourism. Morrow, who jointly-owned the Jamaica Inn Hotel in Ocho Rios, St Ann with his brother Eric, was reportedly killed on impact when the aircraft crashed while trying to make an emergency landing near an outdoor shopping mall in north Florida. Reports are that the plane also struck a sports utility vehicle,

injuring the driver. Reflecting on his brother, Eric stated that Peter’s greatest love was flying, noting that he got his pilot’s licence at the age of 15, way before he obtained a driver’s licence. “He literally flew every day that he possibly could and would think nothing of flying somewhere for a cup of coffee or lunch,” said Eric. Morrow first came to Jamaica as a very young boy when his father Charles built and opened one of Montego Bay’s signature resort the Montego Beach Hotel in the early 50s.


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World News General election 2019: Labour and Tories pledge more borrowing LABOUR has promised “investment on a scale never seen before” to overhaul infrastructure in all areas of the UK. Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell says he wants to transfer power and money out of the southeast of England - and will fund his plans through borrowing. The Tories have also vowed to borrow to fund more spending, rewriting their current financial rules. Chancellor Sajid Javid denied copying Labour’s plans, saying he would practise “sensible stewardship”. But Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesman Ed Davey warned that both parties were “writing promises on cheques that will bounce”. Labour and the Conservatives

say they want to take advantage of historically low interest rates to spend more on transport, hospitals and other infrastructure projects. They are locked in a battle for votes in the Midlands and north of England in swing seats that could decide who forms the next government on 12 December. Both parties are also promising to shift power and control of spending out of London - but they have different ideas about how to do that. Speaking in Liverpool, Mr McDonnell promised to set up a Treasury unit in the north of England to take spending decisions out of Whitehall. The Conservatives have promised to give the north of England more control over its railways, greater

The gunmen targeted the group that contained women and children.

Killed American family may have been ‘bait’ in Mexican cartel fight: relatives THE nine American women and children killed in northern Mexico were victims of a territorial dispute between an arm of the Sinaloa Cartel and a rival gang, officials said on Wednesday, and may have been used to lure one side into a firefight. Members of breakaway Mormon communities that settled in Mexico decades ago, the three families were ambushed as they drove along a dirt track in Sonora state, leading to U.S. President Donald Trump urging Mexico and the United States to “wage war’ together on the drug cartels. Accounts emerging of Monday morning’s slayings detailed the heroism of a surviving boy who walked for miles to get help for his siblings, and heavy gun battles in the remote hill area that lasted for hours into the night after the attack.

“We were deliberately targeted, used as bait to lure one cartel against another,” said Lafe Langford, a cousin of some of the victims, who grew up in the same Mormon village. Hitmen opened fire on the three mothers and 14 children traveling from a village in Sonora to meet with relatives in neighbouring Chihuahua state and Phoenix, Arizona. When the killers struck, the families were spread out along a 12mile (20 km) stretch of road near the border of the two states, according to Mexican authorities and the families. As bullets began to pummel the first car, a white Chevrolet Suburban, Christina Marie Langford Johnson stepped out waving her arms to show that they were not gang members, according to a family statement based on reports from the surviving children.

powers for some elected mayors and a new economic development body. At the 2017 general election, Labour announced plans to set up a national transformation fund to overhaul the UK’s transport links and infrastructure.

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell says he wants to transfer power and money out of the south-east of England - and will fund his plans through borrowing.

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Nato alliance experiencing brain death, says Macron PRESIDENT Emmanuel Macron of France has described Nato as “brain dead”, stressing what he sees as waning commitment to the transatlantic alliance by its main guarantor, the US. Interviewed by the Economist, he cited the US failure to consult Nato before pulling forces out of northern Syria. He also questioned whether Nato was still committed to collective defence. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a key ally, said she disagreed with Mr Macron’s “drastic words”. Nato, which celebrates 70 years since its founding at a London summit next month, has responded by saying the alliance remains strong. “What we are currently experiencing is the brain death of Nato,” Mr Macron told the Londonbased newspaper. He warned European members that they could no longer rely on the US to defend the alliance, established at the start of the Cold War to bolster Western European and US security. Article Five of Nato’s founding charter stipulates that an attack on one member will produce a collective response from the alliance. But Mr Macron appeared unsure whether it was still valid when asked. “I don’t know,” he said. The alliance, Mr Macron is quoted as saying, “only works if the guarantor of last resort functions

The French president also questioned whether Nato was still committed to collective defence.

Spinkhill Road in Killamarsh, Derbyshire, has been badly affected by heavy and persistent rainfall.

as such. I’d argue that we should reassess the reality of what Nato is in the light of the commitment of the United States”. The French leader urged Europe to start thinking of itself as a “geopolitical power” to ensure it remained “in control” of its destiny. President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to pull most US forces out of north-eastern Syria in October took European Nato members by surprise. The move opened the way for Turkey - itself a powerful Nato member - to push into Syria and create what it termed a security zone along its border. Kurdish forces, who had been helping the US fight the Islamic State (IS) group, were expelled from the area. Mr Macron at the time criticised

Heavy rain causes flooding across northern England

Nato’s failure to respond to the Turkish offensive. Mr Trump has frequently accused European Nato members of failing to provide their fair share of military spending and for relying too heavily on the US for their defence. For his part, Mr Macron has already been at the forefront of moves to boost defence co-operation among European countries. However, the European Union’s other main military power, the UK, emphasises the importance of Nato to European defence. Mrs Merkel was speaking in Berlin alongside the visiting Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. Mr Macron “used drastic words that is not my view of co-operation in Nato,” she said.

FLOODING has brought road and rail disruption across northern England after hours of heavy rainfall. Rail commuters on the Northern network faced disruption across Derbyshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, South and West Yorkshire. Across Yorkshire and Derbyshire 42 flood warnings were in place. The Met Office has warned of “prolonged and occasionally heavy” rain throughout Thursday and into Friday, with up to 80mm (3in) falling in some areas.

A yellow weather warning is in place for the East Midlands, North East England, parts of North West England and Yorkshire until 06:00 GMT on Friday. As a precaution, temporary barriers have been installed in Mytholmroyd in the Calder Valley, which was badly hit by flooding on Boxing Day in 2015, the Environment Agency (EA) said. The area has since seen millions of pounds invested in improved flood defences. (BBC)

General Election 2019: Voters should back Johnson - ex Labour MP LABOUR voters should support Boris Johnson in the general election, former Labour MP Ian Austin has said. The former minister resigned from the party in February, accusing leader Jeremy Corbyn of failing to tackle anti-Semitism. Mr Austin, MP for Dudley North, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that Mr Corbyn was “completely unfit” to be PM. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the comments were unsurprising as Mr Austin “now works for the Tory party”. “What else do you expect him to do,” he said, “when you are employed by the Tories you speak on behalf of the Tories?” In response, Mr Austin said it was “a complete lie” to say he was working for the Tories. He said he had been appointed by the government as a trade envoy, an unpaid role, in July “along with 27 other MPs and peers from different

parties”. Another ex-Labour MP, John Woodcock, said he would be voting Conservative at the election and urged others to do the same. Mr Woodcock has been appointed as special government envoy to tackle violent extremism. Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak called Mr Austin’s comments a “truly devastating indictment of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership”. Speaking to the Express and Star newspaper, Mr Austin also announced he would be standing down as MP for Dudley North - a seat he held at the 2017 election with a majority of just 22. He said: “I am so sorry that it has come to this, but as has always been the case, I have to do what I think is right.” He added: “I must do everything I can to stop Jeremy Corbyn from getting into power.” Mr Austin became a Labour

Tom Watson has said he is stepping down as Labour deputy leader.

councillor in Dudley in his twenties, later working as a press officer for Gordon Brown. He was elected MP for Dudley North in 2005 and served in Mr Brown’s government from 2008 to 2010. Mr Austin quit the party earlier

this year, blaming Mr Corbyn for “creating a culture of extremism and intolerance” and accused the Labour leadership of failing to tackle antiSemitism in the party. His comments came after Tom Watson announced he was stepping down as Labour’s deputy leader and

as an MP. He said the decision was “personal, not political” and that he would continue to campaign for the party. But Mr Austin said: “If Tom thought that Jeremy Corbyn was fit to lead our country and fit to form a government, then he would have been in that cabinet. Would he really be standing down?” He said Mr Watson was “appalled” by “the scandal of anti-Semitism that has poisoned the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership”. Shadow chancellor John Mc Donnell said those who had expressed anti-Semitism accounted for “less than 0.1% of the Labour Party membership”. Asked about the Jewish Chronicle’s front page - which urges non-Jewish voters not to support Labour - he said he was “sad about it” but insisted the party was doing “everything they asked of us” to tackle anti-Semitism. (BBC)


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JOB OPPORTUNITIES Windsong Resort, located on Stubbs Road, Grace Bay would like to fill the below positions:

Waiter * William Barr reportedly denied the president’s request to publicly clear him of wrongdoing.

Trump denies asking attorney general to clear him on Ukraine US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has denied asking the justice department to clear him of wrongdoing over a phone call with Ukraine’s president that is at the heart of an impeachment inquiry. Attorney General William Barr declined Mr Trump’s request to clear him in a press conference. The president has dismissed the reports as a “con job”. The Democratic-led inquiry hinges on whether Mr Trump pressured Ukraine on that call to investigate a rival. Mr Trump denies using US military aid as a bargaining chip to prod Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky into launching a corruption investigation against Democratic White House contender Joe Biden. According to a rough transcript released by the White House, Mr Trump suggested Mr Zelensky work with Mr Barr during the call. A Department of Justice spokeswoman later said Mr Barr was unaware he had been mentioned by the president until “several weeks” after the call. The US president, a Republican, has repeatedly insisted his call with Ukraine’s leader was “perfect”. “The Justice Department already ruled that the call was good,” Mr Trump wrote on Twitter on Thursday. The president appeared to be referring to a statement issued by the Department of Justice in September, saying it had “reviewed the official record of the call and determined, based on the facts and applicable law, that there

was no campaign finance violation and that no further action was warranted”. Mr Trump blasted the Washington Post, which broke the story, as “degenerate”, though its report has since been confirmed by other US media, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and the BBC’s US partner, CBS News. House Democrats will hold the first public hearings in the impeachment inquiry next week. One of the first to appear will be Bill Taylor, acting US ambassador to Ukraine. Mr Taylor said in a private hearing last month it was his “clear understanding” that the president had withheld nearly $400m (£310m) in US military aid because he wanted Ukraine to investigate Mr Biden. President Trump has claimed without evidence that Joe Biden used his position as US vice-president to quash an investigation into Ukrainian gas company Burisma. His son, Hunter Biden, worked for Burisma. In August, an anonymous intelligence whistleblower wrote a letter expressing concern over the 25 July TrumpZelensky call, which took place shortly after Mr Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine. The whistleblower’s identity has so far been closely guarded by Democrats, amid demands from their Republican colleagues to hear from the individual directly. Lawyers for the whistleblower have told investigators their client is only willing to answer written questions.

JOB SUMMARY: Provide elite dining service to in-house and visiting guests to include but not limited to welcoming and escorting guests; food & beverage menu presentation and order taking; table service and maintenance with grace and finesse; and foster memorable dining experiences. Work as beach waiter as needed. QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE: • A minimum of 4 years working experience at a reputable full-service restaurant • Proven track record of the ability to work alone and handle a fast-paced environment. • Professional certifications will constitute an advantage. Salary range - $6.50 - $6.75 per hour. This position is currently being held by a Work Permit Holder

Gardener* GENERAL JOB DUTIES BUT NOT LIMITED TO: • Apply fertilizer and mow and trim all lawns as per established scheduled. • Cleaning and maintain tools and equipment • Digging, planting and weeding flower beds and borders • Monitor and clean irrigation systems and adjust times, coverage and settings as needed • Assist with beach cleaning as needed • Assist with the maintenance of swimming pool and spa as directed. • Salary $8.00 per hour commensurate with experience. QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE: • Minimum of 4 years in the specialized field • Ability to read and write English is a must • Ability to lift up to 65 pounds. Knowledge and experience in pool cleaning is a must. • environment. This position is currently being held by a Work Permit Holder

Housekeeping Room Inspector GENERAL JOB DUTIES BUT NOT LIMITED TO: • Supervise housekeeping staff to the standard of Windsong Resort • Train and direct housekeeping staff to ensure full compliance of brand and quality standards • Conduct quality inspection and prepare work orders for maintenance repairs. • Work closely with maintenance and front to ensure that all guest and property requests are fulfilled • Maintain Suite Inventory • Maintain pest control program for housekeeping. Prepare weekly schedules and timesheets. • Assist with cleaning activities during slow periods and times of exceptional high occupancy. • Monitor Turndown Service and Laundry as required SKILL REQUIREMENT • Minimum of 4 years housekeeping supervisory experience at a 4* or 5* property with working knowledge of housekeeping cleaning standards • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Possess basic math skills • Working knowledge of Property Management Systems and computer application • Ability to multitask. Must be flexible with working nights, weekends, and holidays. • Must be flexible with working nights, weekends, and holidays This is an opened Position OTHER AVAILABLE JOB POSITIONS: • Dish washer/ Kitchen cleaner • Room Attendant/ Housekeeper Reliever/ Turndown Service Attendants • Laundry Helper: to assist with stain linen and hand washing as needed. Deep cleaning of laundry, ironing etc. JOB REQUIREMENTS: • Minimum of 4 years in the specialized field. Ability to lift up to 65 pounds • Excellent written and communication skills. Reading and writing English is a must. Candidates must be flexible with working nights, weekends, and holidays. • Salary $6.25 per hour. Some Positions are available on a Part-Time basis

*Prospective applicants who are Belongers are asked to send copies of your applications to the Labor Board. *Some positions are currently being held by Work Permit Holders. Only qualified Belongers should apply. Salary commensurate with experience. Only Shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Email resume and cover letter to admin@windsongresort.com or drop off resumes Windsong Resort, Stubbs Road, Grace Bay, Providenciales 19243


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North Korean fishermen ‘killed 16 colleagues’ before fleeing to South TWO North Korean fishermen suspected of killing 16 fellow crew members before fleeing to the South, have been handed back to the North. They crossed the maritime border on Saturday and were later detained by authorities in the South. South Korea usually grants asylum to defectors but said that in this case, the two men posed a threat to national security. They were treated as criminals - rather than defectors - and sent back. After crossing the border on their squid fishing boat, it took two days for the South Korean navy to seize them. According to the Yonhap news agency, citing officials, the two confessed that they and another man killed the captain in late October because of his harsh treatment. They then killed the other protesting crew members, one by one. The bodies were dumped overboard. The three suspects initially returned to the North

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KITCHEN HELPER - $6.50 HOURLY

Preparing the work station for the cook. Keeping the kitchen area clean. Belongers are encouraged to apply to the Labour Board 19257

NEWSLINE TCI

Located #1085 Leeward Highway in Providenciales seeks experienced

It is the South’s first deportation of North Koreans through Panmunjom. There is no extradition agreement between North and South. Defectors on the Korean peninsula are usually citizens of the North who try to escape from the closed-off dictatorship to the democratic and wealthier South. Such defections are very dangerous. In some cases soldiers have crossed the border on foot, often under a hail of bullets.

2 REPORTERS

CLEANER

Applying soap to clean the outside Scrapping loose dirt, cleaning tires, rinsing with a hose, Drying. Salary starts at $6.25 per hour. RENEWAL, BELONGER WILL BE GIVEN FIRST PREFERENCE.

RENEWAL, BELONGER WILL BE GIVEN FIRST PREFERENCE.

TORTILLAS BAR & GRILL

MARCENE JEAN

19255

532 BAY ROAD Blue Hills, 241-2078

COOK

to gather, write and edit news copies; should be able to work flexible hours, including late at nights and weekends, and should be able to adhere to strict deadlines. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Mix and bake ingredients to produce breads, grill chicken, pork meat, tacos. Check products for quality and identify damaged or expired goods, clean the kitchen. Pay: 8.00 per hour Renewal.

Tel: 649 941 4750 this position is for work permit renewal Belongers are encouraged to submit a copy of their resume to the Labor Department

This position is held by a work permit holder. Belonger will be given first preference 19256

19248

SAMBO CONSTRUCTION

SNIP AND CLIP

#107 The Bight, Leeward Highway. Is seeking to employ a

CHARITE ANN ROMILUS

2 LABOURERS - $8 HOURLY

BARBER

RECEIVING CLERK

Assist masons.

ELECTRICIAN - $10 HOURLY

Install and maintain wiring, control, and lighting systems. Inspect transformers and circuit breakers. Identify electrical problems. Repair or replace wiring, equipment, and fixtures.

MASON - $10 HOURLY

Lay blocks.

Cutting, trimming, shampooing, and styling hair, trimming beards, or giving shaves. Clean and sterilize scissors, combs, clippers, and other instruments. Salary: $7 hourly

CONTACT: 241-7364

Back Salina, GRAND TURK Is seeking to employ a

Duties: To see that containers Are checked and logged in Warehouse to keep an accurate Account of inventory. SALARY: $7.50 per hour

CONTACT: 343-8378

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19344

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19345

Belongers are asked to send a Copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This is a first time Work permit application.

CLEANING MAVENS LTD

CLOVERLEAF AGENCY

D&D CONSTRUCTION

Employer: Kevin Swann Central Square Road Whitby, North Caicos

MASON • Repairs, maintains and

CONTACT: 232-6833

36 Palm Circle, Leeward Palms Is seeking

4 MAIDS - $6.25 HOURLY

Cleaning villas, bathrooms, and kitchens.

WHITBY, NORTH CAICOS

CLEANER - $6.25 HOURLY

Stocking and supplying designated facility areas, dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning ceiling vents, restroom cleaning etc. 2 JANITORS - $6.50 HOURLY Sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, cleaning floors, and stocking bathrooms. CONTACT: 232-6783 OR 346-0499 EMAIL: LLANA.EWING@YAHOO.COM BELONGERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY TO THE LABOUR BOARD

19260

1 LABOURER (RENEWAL)

Rate: $6.50 per hour Weeding yard, moving trash, washing windows This position is for work permit renewal Belongers are encouraged to submit a copy of their resume to the Labor Department Contact:246-7382

19247

#43 Palms Plaza, Airport Road Is seeking to employ a

DOMESTIC WORKER

• Dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, restroom cleaning etc. • To work 6 days a week Salary: $6.50 hourly

CONTACT: 332-0771

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19235

CLEANER

Cleaning outside the property, Pick up yard waste and collect leaves, dispose of trash, clean windows, door frames, Cares for the garden on a daily basis. Salary: $6.25 per hour. 19254

# 29, Mirade Close Blue Hills, 343-2227

LABOURER

Cleaning outside the property, Pick up yard waste and collect leaves, dispose of trash, clean windows, door frames, Cares for the garden on a daily basis. Salary: $6.25 per hour. Renewal, Belonger will be given first preference.19253

T C GAS LTD.

TCI BARBERSHOP

#12 Summer Close, Long Bay. Is seeking

EDVARD JEAN

# 3, National Church of God Rd, Millennium Highway 241-0452

MECHANIC - $350 WEEKLY

Inspecting and testing vehicles, engine tune-ups, oil changes, tire changes, wheel balancing, replacing filters. Contact: 345-3823 320 Low Water Villas, Richmond Hills

- but when one of them was captured by local police at a port, the other two decided to flee on their boat to the South. The unification ministry in Seoul told the BBC that “when we couldn’t trust their intention of defection” they decided not to allow the “serious criminals” to stay. The two men in their 20s were handed over to the North at the border village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone, he said.

Behind Marah, Bible street 344-4528

Five Cays across Paradise Baptist Church

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The two fishermen, and a third associate, dumped the bodies over the side of the boat.

CLASS CAR WASH

Provo Industrial Park, Providenciales. Is seeking one

HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC

To perform a variety of tasks on heavy-duty trucks, vehicles propane trucks. To inspect, diagnose and repair brake systems, engines, electrical components, steering systems, transmissions and tires. Must be willing to work weekends Salary $2,300.00 monthly

Contact us on 339-3585 or email enquiries@mcn.tc.

This position is currently held by a work permit holder Belongers are encouraged to submit a copy of their resume to the Labor Department 19249

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540 Leeward Highway

alters buildings, retaining walls and other brick. Mixes mortar; lays bricks and stones and/ or concrete sidewalks; makes and repairs steps and plasters. • To work 5 days a week. Salary: $400 weekly

CONTACT: 232-5501

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19251

TCI PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS SERVICES ANIELA BESSARD STUBBS

LABOURER

(Clean house, Apt and Business yard) Lower Bight, Aniela’s Plaza Provo,Unit 1 $6.50 Hourly, 244-5408 Position held by Work Permit Holder

ANGE + A

Restaurant & Cafeteria

KITCHEN HELPER

(Assist with food Prep & cleaning) Lower Bight, Aniela’s Plaza Provo, Unit 1

$6.50 Hourly, 244-5408 Vacant Position

Vacant Position

HAPPY MAIDS TURKS & CAICOS

LIVE-IN NANNY

(Cleaning villas, condo & Hotels) 62 Bay Rd, Blue Hills, Provo $6.50 Hourly, 441-6000 Vacant Position

OSWALD CAZI

CLEANER

BERTHA GRANT PIERRETTE

LIVE-IN NANNY

(kids care & House Chores) Wheeland, Liney Cl, Provo $6.50 Hourly, 241-7878

ALLIATE MICHEL

(kids care & House Chores) 88 Walter Cox Dr. Provo $6.50 Hourly, 344-7880 Vacant Position

CARE TAKER

(kids care & House Chores) 11 Boodle Way. Blue Hills, Provo $6.50 Hourly, 345-3216 Vacant Position

Belongers are encouraged to apply only. Also send all resumes to tciprobusiness@gmail.com and the employment Services.

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IMMEDIATE OPENING Cook *

REQUIREMENTS: • Experience with, and comfortable preparing a variety of different cuisines in a fine dining environment • Understand the importance of consistency • Knowledge of food preparation techniques and health/safety DUTIES INCLUDE: • Prepare all food items according to recipe cards and correct handling procedures. • Maintain highest quality and appearance of all foods sent from kitchen and make sure plates are clean and appetizing. • Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts Starting salary $6.25 per hour not including service charge.

Chief Engineer*

REQUIREMENTS: • Minimum of 7 years previous experience as Chief Engineer/Director of Engineering with experience in luxury resort • Post-secondary degree or equivalent qualification by experience • Thorough understanding of plumbing, electrical, HVAC and deep refrigeration with ability to quickly evaluate problems and decide on a plan of action • Experienced with waste water treatment plant • Understanding of all concepts behind landscape and grounds maintenance • Experience developing and implementing effective preventive maintenance programs • Knowledge of Opera system is also a definite plus • Must be able to work all days and shifts DUTIES INCLUDE: • Supervising/managing/overseeing maintenance and engineering departments as well as landscaping • Maintaining and refining preventive maintenance program • Develop and monitor annual operating , Capex and project budgets • Serve as project manager for renovation/ upgrade projects including sourcing, vendors and establishing schedules and budgets Starting salary $50,000.00 per annum.

Kitchen Steward*

DUTIES INCLUDE: • Clean & sanitize all areas of the kitchen • Operate dishwashing machine in a safe, accident free manner • Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts Starting salary $6.25 per hour not including service charge.

Labourer*

DUTIES INCLUDE: • General laborer duties as assigned by the supervisor or manager. • Willingness to work varying schedules, split shifts, nights, weekends and holidays. Salary $6.25 an hour not including service charge.

Room Attendant *

REQUIREMENTS: • Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts • Ensuring that standards of cleanliness and organization are met at all times in assigned areas. Starting salary $6.25 not including service charge

Houseman *

REQUIREMENTS: • Ability to work with heavy cleaning machinery. • Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts DUTIES INCLUDE: • Ensuring that standards of cleanliness and organization are met at all times in assigned areas.

Assistant Pastry Chef*

REQUIREMENTS: • Minimum 4 years’ experience in a hotel restaurant preferably in a luxury hotel. • Accuracy and attention to detail. • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken. • Must have skills in mathematics. • Able to stand for long periods of time. • Able to carry up to 20kgs. • Able to handle a fast paced environment and be able to work under pressure. DUTIES INCLUDE: • Check all ordering is correct to market lists. • Liaise daily with the Pastry Chef to ensure there is up to date communication within the Pastry kitchen. • Co-ordinate all aspects of the operation of the pastry kitchen according to business levels. • Develop, with Pastry Chef, a complete seasonal menu in accordance with hotel standards. • Ensure mis-en-place is set for all stations of the Pastry kitchen. • Ability to read recipes, check food presentations and displays with precision. • Check the quality of the product to ensure the standards for food service are maintained. • Show precision cuts and knife use.

• Demonstrate ability to prepare all types of bakery items with the correct method and temperature. • Ensure the correct rotation and storage of products for quality selection. • Ensure the Pastry Kitchen is kept clean and sanitary. • Follow directions from the Pastry Chef or other Kitchen management with accuracy. • In addition, other duties as may be required as directed by your Manager. Starting salary $45,000- $55,000 per annum not including service charge.

Spa Therapist/ Technician *

REQUIREMENTS: • Diploma in massage therapy or equivalent. • Prior experience in a 5-star luxury environment. • Extensive knowledge of Eastern style massage, wraps, facials and other treatments. • Proficiency in English. • Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts DUTIES INCLUDE: • Providing spa treatments to resort guests and day spa guests. • Maximize the revenue of the department through massage and retail product sales. • In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be “required to perform a combination of support functions Starting salary $6.25 per hour not including service charge and commission

Demi Chef De Partie*

REQUIREMENTS: • Minimum 3 years cooking experience in a luxury hotel environment. Proven experience in various sections of the kitchen. • Able to carry up to 20kgs. • Able to handle a fast paced environment and be able to work under pressure. • Must be organized and detailed oriented. • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken. • Tertiary culinary qualification preferred. • Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts DUTIES INCLUDE: • Assist with ensuring mis-en-place is set for all stations of outlet kitchen. • Ability to read recipes, check food presentations and displays with precision. • Assist with checking the quality of the product to ensure the standards for food service are maintained. • Responsibility for care and maintenance of all equipment and machinery • Restock linens and amenities on carts • Run needed items to guest floors CONTINUED U


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IMMEDIATE OPENING • Assist housekeepers as required Starting salary $6.25 not including service charge.

HVAC Technician*

The chosen candidate must be a licensed/certified refrigeration technician with knowledge of different types of refrigerant including R22, 134A and 404A. Must have experience maintaining and repairing low temperature refrigeration, walk-in freezers and coolers, ice machines and direct expansion air conditioning systems. DUTIES INCLUDE: • Perform scheduled preventative maintenance and corrective repair on all refrigeration equipment. • Upgrading equipment as required. • Maintaining inventory of parts needed for designated equipment to avoid down time. Starting salary $7.00- $9.00 per hour plus service charge.

Upholsterer/Painter*

The Upholsterer is responsible for repairing wood and rebuilding upholstered furniture, using hand tools with a wide knowledge of fabrics and upholstery methods. The ideal candidate will be a friendly, caring, dedicated individual with good cross cultural sensitivity and the capability to identify priorities with a willingness to put in an extra effort and time when required. You will work well under pressure in a fast paced environment and enjoy working with a multi-cultural team and guests alike, while possessing following additional competencies: REQUIREMENTS: • Operate sewing machine to seam cushions and join various sections of covering materials • Repair seats, sofas, curtains, carpet and mattresses • Gather and assemble specified upholstery materials and accessories for upholstered furniture • Ensure that the upholstery workshop is tidy and clean • Keep inventory record of the stored upholstery items • Maintain machines and equipment’s in good condition at all times • Maintain upholstery in all outlets, lobby, corridor and guestrooms • Organize and take inventory of all fabric materials and sewing accessories • Ensure that the fabric materials that used in making the upholstery is correct • Also, responsible for resorting and painting furniture pieces; and • Must have knowledge of paint products and blending techniques. • Education, Qualifications & Experiences Starting salary $9.00 per hour

Stewarding Manager*

REQUIREMENTS: • Prior experience managing the stewarding department of a 5 star Luxury Resort. • Must have an excellent working knowledge

of the kitchens, equipment, food productions, sanitation, hygiene and safety. • Must be able to organize and delegate large banquet functions. • Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts. DUTIES INCLUDE: • Ensures the maintenance of a clean, sanitary kitchen by supervising steward personnel • Issuing cleaning supplies to stewards, checking usage and making adjustments • Ensuring that kitchen floors and walk-ins are clean • Monitoring cafeteria and provide assistance to kitchen personnel during set-up and clean-up • Working with the Food & Beverage Director banquet orders • Taking inventory of and ensure proper amounts china, dishes etc. are available • Ensuring the training of and proper use daily of all safety, hygiene and sanitation Starting salary $35,000 per annum not including service charge.

Maintenance Manager*

REQUIREMENTS: • Establish goals, measurements and results for the department along with the General Manager. • Involvement in the preparation of the Maintenance Operating and Capital budgets. • General operational and preventative maintenance of systems including: Boilers and heating systems; make up air and HVAC systems; Pool facilities; and General plumbing issues. • Troubleshoot and perform minor repairs on heating, cooling and ventilation systems. • Show precision cuts and knife use. • Demonstrate ability to cook meat, fish and vegetables with the correct method and temperature. • Ensure the correct rotation and storage of products for quality selection. • Assist with ensuring the Kitchen is kept clean and sanitary. • Follow directions from the Executive Sous Chef or other Kitchen management with accuracy. • Communicate any defects in kitchen equipment to the Executive Sous Chef. • In addition, other duties as may be required as directed by your Manager. Starting salary $7 per hour not including service charge

Pastry Chef*

REQUIREMENTS: • Must have previously worked as a pastry chef for a minimum of 5 years in a luxury Resort. • Demonstrate understanding of the technical skills for assigned area (all kitchen work stations). • Post-secondary degree or equivalent qualification by experience. Experience with, and are comfortable preparing a variety of different pastries in a fine dining environment. • Understand the importance of consistency. • Knowledge of food preparation techniques and health/safety requirements.

• Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts. DUTIES INCLUDE: • Assists in creating and developing dishes for the pastry department • Ensures the highest quality of product within cost constraints by participating in the preparation of baked goods, pastries, desserts, ice carvings and show pieces • Assists in creating daily specials and signature desserts • Assist in producing the production of all pastry items, ensuring the right quantity and the highest standards of quality. • Maintenance of pastry equipment • Requisition food with necessary approvals according to policy Starting salary $6.25 an hour not including service charge.

Chef De Partie*

REQUIREMENTS: • 3 years culinary experience in a full service, fine dining establishment as Chef De Partie • Post-secondary degree or equivalent qualification by experience • Must have strong knowledge of kitchen inventory and ordering process, staffing, expediting and ability to supervise the staff and kitchen operations under the direction of the Executive Chef • Excellent culinary technique and ability to work the line during all meal periods • Exceptional customer service orientation, complying with company service culture • Must be able and willing to work all days and shifts DUTIES INCLUDE: • Supervise daily food preparation for assigned areas. • Ensure that the level of quality, portion control, and plate presentation is adhered to consistently • Work closely with staff to exceed guest expectations • Maintain product consistency by conducting inspecting or seasonings, portion and appearance of food • Recruit and select qualified candidates, provide training and communication performance expectations • Coordinate the inventory, purchasing and disbursement of all supplies with the purchasing manager • Inspect and ensures the proper set up and readiness of each item on menus Starting salary $20,000.00 per annum, not including service charge

Chef De Cuisine*

REQUIREMENT: • Minimum 4 years’ experience in a hotel restaurant preferably in a luxury hotel. • Accuracy and attention to detail. • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken. • Able to stand for long periods of time. • Able to carry up to 20kgs. • Must have excellent mathematic skills. CONTINUED U


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IMMEDIATE OPENING • Able to handle a fast paced environment and be able to work under pressure. • Must be organized and detailed oriented. DUTIES INCLUDE: • Critical role in menu planning and pricing for assigned outlet. • Development and maintenance of training manual for assigned outlet. • Assure the maintenance of inventory control policies. • Troubleshoot and perform minor repairs on plumbing systems, electrical systems and appliances. • Maintain the hot tub by ensuring a safe chemical balance through frequent testing. • Organize, implement and track all maintenance projects for guestrooms and public areas. • Monitor and revise as needed, departmental health & safety tools including training programs, policies and practices. • Ensure a safe work environment is maintained at all times and that all colleagues are committed to working safely. • Partner with Front Office Manager to ensure safe guest evacuation during emergencies (i.e. Fire Alarm). • Motivate, train and lead maintenance personnel by personal example with a philosophy of work conduct, enthusiasm and personal development that leads to maximum performance and job satisfaction. • Effective scheduling, vacation planning and department productivity to budget. • Effective and timely interaction with all Hotel & Restaurant departments and positively impact guest experience by effectively and efficiently resolving maintenance concerns. DUTIES INCLUDE: • Prior Maintenance Management and/or supervisory experience within a operation equal in size and facilities. • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal. Proven ability to motivate and lead employees in a busy, high quality environment. • Background in electrical and or plumbing are essential. • Ability to respond quickly in a dynamic and changing environment. Ability to handle multiple requests in a fast-paced environment. • Good training, coaching and mentoring skills are essential. • Proven experience with budgets and payroll process is essential. • Majority of work shift requires standing or walking 90% of the work day • Many tasks require sitting, bending, stooping, kneeling, and/or positioning to accomplish tasks • Able to lift and carry up to 50+ lbs. is common and up to 150 lbs with assistance • Reaching is required at all levels throughout the work period • Climbing of stairs is required and may require up to 50% of the time • Previous hotel maintenance experience preferred • Able to work efficiently under time constraints

Starting salary $45,000- $55,000 per annum not including service charge.

Bartender

REQUIREMENTS: • Must have advanced knowledge of beverage preparation and service of alcoholic beverages with ability to mix, garnishes and present drinks using standard ingredient recipes. DUTIES INCLUDE: • Maintain proper and adequate set-up of the bar on a daily basis and cleaning of bar area on closing. • Requisitioning and stocking of all beer, wine, spirits, paper products, etc. and produce based projections from the daily functions sheet. • Maintaining stock, cutting and storing of all fresh fruit and vegetable garnishes, juices and other perishables daily to insure product quality. Starting salary $7.00 per hour

Laundry Driver

REQUIREMENTS: Must have valid driving license and clean driving record. Six months experience in housekeeping/ laundry situation. Ability to follow instructions and work independently. DUTIES INCLUDE: Pick up dirty linens and refuse and return to the laundry. Support laundry department as instructed Starting salary at $7.00 per hour. • Ensuring that services meet customer specifications. • Work with the Executive Chef, Dining Room Manager, Bars Manager and Food & Beverage Supervisors to ensure all guest needs are met, ensuring guest satisfaction/repeat guests and minimizing guest complaints. • Ensure staff have professional attitude and proper appearance and uniform standards. • Responsible for staff training and development of culinary team • Assist with the recruitment and training of Kitchen and Stewarding employees in accordance with hotel guidelines. • Assist with the review of the performance of Kitchen and Stewarding employees in accordance with hotel guidelines. • Assist with overseeing all aspects of the Kitchen and Stewarding operation ensuring the operation is in accordance with business levels. • Work closely with the Executive Chef to prepare daily market lists. • Review all daily bookings for all restaurants. • Assist with ensuring hygiene standards and safety guidelines are adhered to at all times. • Assist with ensuring all Kitchen and Stewarding employees are trained in the correct use of all equipment and legally required training and testing is completed. • Manage the Kitchen and Stewarding departments in the absence of the Executive Chef. • Assist with setting all standard operating

procedures for the Kitchen and Stewarding departments. • Work closely with the Executive Chef to ensure food and labor costs are in line with the hotel budgeted guidelines. • Assist with seasonal and special event menu preparation. • In addition, other duties as may be required as directed by your Manager Starting salary $35,000 per annum not including service charge.

Boiler Mechanic Technician*

The chosen candidate must have knowledge and experience in repair and maintenance including preventative maintenance to prevent down time on commercial laundry equipment including 250lb washer, flat ironer, folding machines, steam dryers, valet equipment, boilers, 150hp boiler feed tank, steam water heater and chemical injection system. DUTIES INCLUDE: • Maintain proper preventative maintenance to laundry equipment and boilers. • Maintain proper inventory on designated parts to avoid down time. • Maintain proper amount of chemical injection on boiler feed tank and proper conductivity at boilers. • Preventative maintenance to steam traps and steam lines. Starting salary $7.00 -$9.00 per hour plus service charge

Food Runner

DUTIES INCLUDE: • Maintain positive personal presence with body language and demeanor, complying with all hotel and department grooming and dress code standards. • Serve all food and beverage in accordance with all standards of service; provide continuous, attentive service maintaining positive guest interactions and experiences. • Maintains complete knowledge of table/seat/ station numbers, room capacity, hours of operation and proper table set-up. • Assist with all service as needed, attending all guests in a timely and courteous manner and maintaining correct ambiance and tone for the dining experience. • Maintain cleanliness and ambiance of guest areas. • Restocks bussing stations regularly. Polishes silverware, folds napkins, and stocks china, glassware, ice and clearing trays. • Assists service team as necessary to ensure luxury guest experience. Starting salary at 6.25 per hour. *POSITIONS MARKED WITH (*) ARE POSITIONS CURRENTLY HELD BY A WORK PERMIT HOLDER.

Interested applicants can apply in person at The Palms’ Human Resources Department on Monday through Friday between 9am – 5pm, resumes can also be dropped off to the employment center. Please bring along with you an updated resume that will be attached to your completed application form. Applicants can also email their resumes to careers@thepalmstc.com Attention: Dian Kennedy, no later than end of day, Monday 11th 2019. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at 946- 8666. 19224


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History and heritage quiz winners to jet off to Jamaica HOLY Family Academy is the winner of this year’s Turks and Caicos National Museum Foundation’s History and Cultural Heritage Quiz. The competition, which saw nine high schools from across TCI vie for the title, was hosted on October 31 at Brayton Hall in Providenciales. It was held in partnership with the Departments of Education and Culture and FortisTCI as the primary sponsor, a company press release said on Wednesday (November 6). The TCI National Museum established the quiz in 2015

to create a space where knowledge of the country’s history and culture could be shared and passed on to younger generations. It is held each year during October when National Heritage Month is observed. Students prepare for weeks leading up to quiz day, rigorously studying and learning about local bush medicine, fishing and whaling, the salt history and significance of the salinas, cotton, sisal, and the endemic wildlife. Participants must also know about the territory’s national

Winners and organisers of the History and Cultural Heritage Quiz

parks, natural heritage and general knowledge of the Islands’ cultural and historical timeline. Representing Holy

Family Academy were Ikera Stubbs, Nahysha Hinson and Christian Jean, supported by their teacher Guilmise Gustave. Coming in second place and representing Raymond Gardiner High School were Cameron Handfield, Davar Lewis and Cajair Davidson, supported by their teacher Stacie Ann Taylor. Winning the grand prize, Holy Family’s team will travel to neighbouring Jamaica in 2020 where they will explore the Unesco World Heritage Sites and learn about that country’s historical ties to the TCI. FortisTCI is sponsoring the cost of accommodations, ground transportation and tour activities. As runners up, Raymond Gardiner’s team will travel within the TCI to one to the inhabited islands where they will learn about its history and

culture. Their trip will be supported by TCI Reef Fund. InterCaribbean has comped airfare for both groups. Ruth Forbes, FortisTCI’s senior vice president of corporate services, said: “FortisTCI has been a loyal partner to the National Museum and the Department of Education as a major sponsor of this event for a few years. “Every year, on this occasion, I’m reminded of the reasons why we support this effort. “We support because of the passion and dedication of the organisers and teachers to preserve our heritage and culture, and the inspiration and pride seen in our students as they prepare, learning about our country’s diverse group of islands.” TCI National Museum director Michael Pateman

said: “The museum is pleased to continue to develop and host the History and Cultural Heritage Quiz to be a great learning experience for students. “I want to thank FortisTCI as our corporate sponsor for this event and our other supporting sponsors for their commitment to the education of our youth. “It is your continued contribution that makes this work possible.” The chief organiser of this event was TCI National Museum associate Candianne Williams. TCI Community College public relations officer Rachel Harvey served as the quiz moderator. Judges comprised of the Director of Education Edgar Howell, Director of Culture Ludwina Fulford, director of the TCI National Museum Dr Michael Pateman, and Department of Environment and Coastal Resources education outreach coordinator Amy Avenant. This year’s competition also featured cultural presentations from British West Indies Collegiate student Brandon Handfield who played the steel pan, Enid Capron Primary School’s Ripsaw Band, and an animated reading by Brenda Clare of a selection from local poet Emily Malcolm. Participating schools were HJ Robinson High School, Holy Family Academy, Long Bay High School, Maranatha Academy,
Marjorie Basden High School, Provo Middle School,
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Whitney Houston’s rumored girlfriend tells all in new book HOUSTON, we have a secret. For most of her record-shattering career, superstar Whitney Houston dominated the world’s headlines, since transforming the music industry with her debut album in 1983, until her tragic death in 2012. Throughout this time one person stood next to her side, celebrating her unmatchable successes and weathering some very public failures: Robyn Crawford, Houston’s close friend, collaborator — and at one point — her romantic partner. Their alleged relationship has been a bona fide rumor for decades,

a fact that was corroborated by the 2018 estate-approved documentary “Whitney.” Now, Crawford, 58, is telling her side of the story. In her new memoir, “A Song for You: My life with Whitney Houston,” out Nov. 12, the former music exec revisits some moments of her life next to one of the world’s most celebrated singers and bestselling artists. Crawford, who now lives in New Jersey with her wife and children, writes candidly about how the two met as teenagers in 1980, and

The alleged relationship between Whitney Houston and Robyn Crawford has been a bona fide rumor for decades.

how their friendship evolved as Houston turned into a pop culture phenomenon

They met in their teens — Crawford at 19, and Whitney then almost 17 — when they were both counselors at an East Orange, N.J., summer camp. In an excerpt from the book obtained by People, Crawford remembers telling the “I Will Always Love You” singer: “I’m going to look out for you.” She did exactly that, and for the next two decades they remained very close. “We wanted to be together,” said Crawford, who was then pursuing a career in basketball, “and that meant just us.” The physical part of their relationship, however, didn’t survive the pressures of fame. When the singer signed a record

deal with Clive Davis at Arista, she decided to end it. Houston gave Crawford a blue slate Bible and said that, “we shouldn’t be physical anymore,” she writes, “because it would make our journey even more difficult.” “She said if people find out about us, they would use this against us,” Crawford added, “and back in the ’80s that’s how it felt.” Adding to pressure from the industry, Crawford writes that she also had to deal with how Houston’s family saw the women’s proximity. “Whitney told me her mother (gospel singer Cissy Houston) said it wasn’t natural for two women to be that close,” she said, “but we were that close.”

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Clockwise from top left: Gavin & Stacey, Love Island, Victoria and Happy Valley will be on BritBox.

BritBox: UK broadcasters enter the streaming wars as new service launches BRITBOX, a streaming service offering shows from ITV, the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5, has launched in the UK. McMafia, Love Island, Victoria, Wolf Hall and Gavin & Stacey are among the shows available from this week. C4 and C5 have come on board after ITV and the BBC announced BritBox as a way to get into the paid streaming market. The service will cost £5.99 per month and will mostly feature classic

series, but will also include original shows, beginning with Lambs of God. The drama will star The Handmaid’s Tale’s Ann Dowd, The End of the World’s Jessica Barden and Essie Davis from The White Princess, and will be available within the next month. Reemah Sakaan, ITV’s group director for streaming, said there was a “whole slate of original programmes” in development.


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Two colourfully illustrated books were launched by the TCI National Trust at Providenciales Library in Downtown Providenciales (photos by Cord Garrido-Lowe)

National Trust launches illustrated children’s books BY OLIVIA ROSE THE TURKS and Caicos National Trust has published two illustrated children’s books aimed at educating youngsters on native wildlife. The launch of the colourful books took place at Providenciales Library in Downtown Providenciales on Wednesday morning (November 6). During the event, representatives from the National Trust and local environmentalists said the books will supplement curriculum content in schools. They added that they will also encourage children to have a deeper sense of appreciation for

and commitment to the country’s heritage. The book ‘Sarai Saves the Cay’ features an interesting story about the preservation of the endemic rock iguanas and their habitat, with vibrant eye-catching illustration. Author Nadidja Parker said the book simplifies the conservation of iguanas for children, to help spread awareness about protecting the species. “I got the opportunity to go to Little Water Cay and have some background information into the project, what type of research they had. “That kind of helped my process of writing and directed it in a way

that I can simplify for the kids we’re writing to.” She said she thought back to when she was a young girl and what she liked to read, adding: “I just wanted something that I would like to read myself. “I feel like everyone can enjoy part of the environment, whether it’s the sunset, trees…nature and I feel like it’s so important for us to respect it and do what we can to protect it, especially in a world where we have global issues like rising sea levels and climate change - we have species of animals going extinct. “So I think it’s really important for us to do our part in little Turks

and Caicos Islands, especially to protect what we have. “So much of what makes us unique and what makes us marketable is our environment and our nature,” Parker said. The book which breaks down the ‘dos and don’ts’ for visitors who travel to Little Water Cay was illustrated by Alizee Zimmermann. Little Water Cay is an interesting tourist attraction and one of the TCI’s prime nature reserves. This small island or cay is home to the few remaining rock iguanas that used to cover most of the islands in the TCI. Zimmermann said illustrating a children’s book was a new and

exciting challenge for her. “I thought about a few different styles and I started going with one style that was much more realistic and complex. “I thought for kids, no. Bright pops of colours, really bold lines and that’s kind of how it came about.” ‘Sarai Saves the Cay’ is now available for purchase at the TCI National Trust office in Grace Bay, Providenciales. A second book ‘Our Land, Our Sea, Our People’ discusses the environment, people, the national parks and culture. At the launch a man-sized iguana mascot entertained school children in attendance.


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Babysit, wash baby clothing and clean baby area. Salary: $6.25 hourly

• Ensuring a safe environment, preparing and giving meals, bathing and dressing children, administering medicine, doing housework, and disciplining children when necessary. • To work 5 days a week. Salary: $6.25 hourly

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Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19291

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19284

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• Stocking and supplying designated facility areas, dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning ceiling vents, restroom cleaning etc. • To work 6 days a week Salary: $6.25 hourly

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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 19320

CHARLES TIPTON

Conch Shell Road, Long Bay Is seeking to employ a

LABOURER

BE YOUR HELP ADMINISTRATION SERVICES Lee Street, South Caicos Is seeking to employ a

FRONT DESK ASSISTANT - $700 BI-WEEKLY

Assist the customer and pick up calls. JUNIOR FRONT DESK ASSISTANT-$650 BI-WEEKLY Assist the customer and pick up calls.

2 CLEANERS - $600 BI-WEEKLY

Cleaning the office, sweeping, cleaning the bathroom and ensuring that the environment is clean.

CONTACT: 332-3703

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19317

C&S PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

1 Davie, Bight Road, Providenciales. Is seeking a

LABOURER - $6.50 HOURLY

• General cleaning duties, such as maintaining cleanliness of the work site. • Responsible for ensuring all job sites are left clean and any excess garbage is removed.

HANDY MAN - $6.50 HOURLY

• Clean facilities by sweeping, dusting, etc. • Perform maintenance and light repairs.

CONTACT: 241-5563

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19338

CONI DEANNA MALCOLM SHORE CLUB, LONG BAY Is seeking a

COOK

• Cleaning the work site, doors and windows. • To work 5 days a week. Salary: $6.25 hourly

• 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. • To work 5 days per week. Salary: $6.50 per hour

• Setting up workstations with ingredients and cooking equipment. Preparing ingredients to use in cooking chopping and peeling vegetables, cutting meat etc. Cooking food in various utensils or grillers. • To work 5 days a week. Salary: $7 hourly

CONTACT: 331-8064

CONTACT: 244-7929

Belongers are encouraged to apply to the Labour Board This position is currently held by a work permit holder19308

DOMESTIC WORKER/ CONSTRUCTION CLEANER

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19298

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Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19341

CONTACT: 331-9063

BE YOUR HELP ADMINISTRATION SERVICES

Acting on behalf of our clients who are seeking to employ the following.

YS REAL ESTATE LTD. Blue Hills, Providenciales

MAINTENANCE WORKER

• Must have experience in masonry and carpentry work. • Repair Salary: $400 weekly

CONTACT: 332-3703

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19316

BEL-AIR MED CLINIC LTD #16 Cooper Jack Rd., Provo Storage #5

MEDICAL SECRETARY $420 WEEKLY

• Must have at least 2 years’ experience. • Must have full knowledge of English, French and creole.

ASSISTANT MEDICAL SECRETARY - $330 WEEKLY

• Must have at least 2 years’ experience. • Must have full knowledge of English, French and creole.

CONTACT: 941-8405 OR 241-9411

Belongers are encouraged to apply to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19324

NOTICE

TREUCO TRUST COMPANY LIMITED (TC008628) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN PURSUANT TO S.19 OF THE COMPANIES REGULATIONS 2018 THAT UPON THE 27TH SEPTEMBER 2019, MS. KATHARINA KRAHENBUHL SINGH OF CLARIDENSTRASSE 25 CH-8027 ZURICH SWITZERLAND WAS APPOINTED LIQUIDATOR OF THE AFORESAID COMPANY PURSUANT TO A RESOLUTION TO EFFECT A VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION OF THE SAME IN ACCORDANCE WITH S.242(1) OF THE COMPANIES ORDINANCE 2017. BRITANIC MANAGEMENT LIMITED (FOR AND ON BEHALF OF TREUCO TRUST COMPANY LIMITED)

19326

DAVID SMITH

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER

Performing a variety of cleaning activities such as sweeping, mopping, dusting and polishing. Ensuring all rooms are cared for and inspected according to standards. Salary: $1,200 monthly

CONTACT: 346-1088

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19314

DELROY WALKIN Moses Ave, Back Road, Blue Hills Is seeking to employ a

HOMAGE VARIETY STORE Five Days subdivision

HOUSEKEEPER

• General house work, cleaning, washing and cooking. • Must be willing to work 5 days a week. Salary: $6.50 hourly

CONTACT: 245-1796

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19295

$6.25. Renewal Cleaning the house, wash,iron,cook and care for 4 children

341-1977

19272

BARBER

• Cutting, trimming, shampooing, and styling hair, trimming beards, or giving shaves. Clean and sterilize scissors, combs, clippers, and other instruments. • To work 6 days a week. Salary: $6.25 hourly

CONTACT: 346-0320

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19279

THE LARGEST READERSHIP IN THE TURKS & CAICOS AIR AND SE AGENCY

#687 LEEWARD HIGHWAY, PROVIDENCIALES airseaagency@gmail.com | 649-993-4125

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE CLERK • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or related Accounting Course • At least five years work experience in finance • Flexible and can work extended hours/ weekends/ holidays from time to time Salary $42,000.00 per annum

JOB DESCRIPTION:

CLEANER

111 KEW TOWN Is seeking to employ a

VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY!!

APPLICANT QUALIFICATIONS

Water View St., Discovery Bay Is seeking to employ a

BETTY’S UNISEX SALON

• Responsible in daily invoicing, postings payments, credits and following up collection • Daily, weekly and monthly report preparation of accounts receivable • Resolve collections by examining customer payment plans, payment history and credit line • Verifies validity of account

• • •

• •

discrepancies like deductions, revisions and adjusting entries of clients’ accounts Maintain fixed assets postings and schedules From time to time prepares, post and validate vendors bills for payments, bank deposits and cash close out Assist the Finance manager to prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly and any financial reports needed by the management from time to time Keeps customer’s/vendors files updated and protects company’s value by keeping information confidential Any other duties as assigned by management in keeping with the labor laws of the Turks & Caicos Islands

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labor Board This position is currently held by a work permit holder Deadline for applications is November 30th, 2019

19333


38 CLASSIFIEDS ECO CONSTRUCTION

382 Front Street, Blue Hills

MASON FULL TIME

- Must be proficient in mason and carpentry work - must be willing to work weekends and holidays - must read and write English - must perform maintenance and repair work - must be able to erect pools, walls, and install doors and windows Salary: $6.75 hourly

649-341-4317

Belongers are encouraged to apply to the Labour Board

9323

EPHRAIM LTD, CONCH BAR, MIDDLE CAICOS Is seeking to employ;

MECHANIC

Should be able to work on autos and heavy equipment has transportation and valid drivers license. Most repairs are in the field. must know how to weld can speak and read English. Salary 15.00 / hour 20-40 hourrs weekly

CALL: 333-8421

this position is vacant Belongers are encouraged to submit a copy of their resume to the Labor Department 19268

November 9-15, 2019

TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS EXCEL GENERAL CONSTRUCTION #15 AVIATION DRIVE, #2 Providenciales. Is seeking

5 MASONS - $8 HOURLY

Lay blocks.

3 CARPENTER - $8 HOURLY

Carpentry work.

2 LABOURERS - $7 HOURLY

Mixing concrete, throwing away wood.

CONTACT: 341-7425

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19313

FLOYD BETHEL

#10 Ingham Cl., Blue Hills, Providenciales Is seeking to employ a

MANUEL LABOURER • Someone to do labourer work on a fishing boat. • From 6a.m to 5p.m Salary: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 649-346-2972

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19315

GABRIEL UNISEX BEAUTY SALON

#3 First Floor, Sam’s Building, Down Town Is seeking to employ a

NAIL TECHNICIAN

• Nail and hand services, such as basic manicures, artificial nails, gel nails, nail fills, nail repair, and nail polishing. Pedicures and acrylic toenails. • To work 6 days a week. Salary: $6.50 hourly

CONTACT: 3348849 OR 341-3517

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19394

HANDFIELD CONVENIENT STORE

#54 Glass Shack, Providenciales Is seeking a

CASHIER

Manage the credit, cash and check transactions with customers. Ensure that the checkout area is always orderly and clean. Operate scales, scanners and cash registers in an efficient manner. Salary: $7 hourly

CONTACT: 332-1466

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19282

VALUE FOR GENERAL MANAGER YOUR MONEY!! ELITE GAMING PARLOR #6 OLD AIRPORT ROAD

The General manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the slots parlors and route operation and the overall profitability and sustainability of the same. The GM develops, implements and manages strategic goals and monitors achievements of performance and profit objectives and ensures the companies long term competitive position. The GM is also responsible for ensuring the compliance of all operational departments and the security of all operational departments and the security of all assets, customers and staff.

GM ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Responsible for directing the overall day-to-day operations of the main slots parlor and route operational departments • Develops, implements and manages operational goals and monitors achievements of performance and profit objectives • Responsible for preparing, monitoring and adhering to budgets and ensuring compliance to departmental budget initiative. Reports budget concerns/ deviations to the ownership and other senior management • Ensures floor layout stays current with industry product and machine variety/ mix is competitive within the regional market • Makes recommendation on implementation and oversight of overall strategies for overall engagement, customer service, comp ability, games layout and mix, revenue growth, and expense management in order to maximize profitability for all areas of responsibility • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all regulatory compliance within their area of responsibility • Responsible for staff development and training programs • Responsible for all marketing strategies, development and implementation • Responsible for rewards and recognition program to maximize employee engagement • Evaluates team members within the department and delivers constructive feedback to employees in regard to performance • Determines recommendation for staffing (including interviewing and hiring) and scheduling (planning, assigning and directing work) to meet business needs REQUIREMENTS: • Must have at least 5 years experience in a similar role • Must have a strong technical knowledge and background involving the installation, repair and maintenance of slot machines, systems, surveillance and AV equipment • Must have a strong knowledge of CMS including player tracking and player development • Must have proven knowledge and experience at developing and managing marketing campaigns • Must have proven knowledge and experience of developing, implementing and monitoring compliance to ICMP’s and SOP’s • Must have a proven knowledge and experience at training, managing and motivating staff • Must have proven knowledge experience with planning, implementing and managing projects • Ability to read, analyze and interpret data • Ability to provide guidance and leadership to senior management • Ability to maintain positive working relationships with community organizations and government personnel • Excellent problem solving and negotiation skills and ability to work well under pressure • Must show excellent customer service skills and show the ability to communicate efficiently and effectively with customers, subordinate, management and gaming regulatory organizations • Must be computer literate in Excel, word and outlook Salary $5,000.00 monthly/ $60,000.00 annually

This is for a first time applicant

Email: elitetci@gmail.com or contact: 649-244-8400 Belongers are encouraged to submit a copy of their resume to the Labor Department

19332

THE LARGEST READERSHIP IN THE TURKS & CAICOS TDMG CONCORDIA LTD.

Address: 106, South Dock Road, Providenciales, TCI Contact: (649) 941-3445

SEEKING

M.E.P SUPERVISOR Salary/Wages: $1,000.00 per week SUMMARY:

Coordination of Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing trades on various construction projects and ensure successful completion of all MEP trade work.

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

· Prepare detailed cost estimate using M.E.P drawings · Coordinate activities and materials procurement of all MEP work for several job sites · Monitor the installation and start-up of MEP systems and commissioning of projects · Prepare and follow detailed critical path job schedule · Mk sure work is done according to National Codes · Ensure sage work practices are followed

REQUIREMENTS:

• 5+ years of experience in Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing work in construction industry • Able to resolve all conflicts by doing proper coordination before starting the installations • Knowledgeable of T.C.I. Building Code • Knowledgeable of National Electrical Code • Knowledgeable of National Standard Plumbing Code • Knowledgeable of National Fuel Gas Code • Knowledgeable of ANSI Safety Standards • Ability to work under pressure • Excellent communication skills in English in both written and oral form • Knowledgeable of French is preferred to communicate with various suppliers • Driver’s license is mandatory • Flexible working hours include evenings, weekends and holidays. It is understood that the MEP Supervisor will work as required to meet the needs of the business.

Belongers are invited to submit their application to INFO@TDMGLTD. COM or call (649) 941-3445 and send a copy to the Labour Board, Ministry of Boarder Control and Employment Services. This position is currently held by a work permit holder. Deadline: November 1st, 2019

19032


November 9-15, 2019 Newly launched barber salon

“IDEAL CUTS” is seeking

RICARDO GARLAND

# 19 Lucayan drive, Long bay, Provo. 243-7615

PROFESSIONAL BARBERS who are self motivated, to join their team. Salary is based on a 50% commission. Open Mon- Sun from 8AM-8PM. Applicants must have basic to good command of the English language, bi-lingual is a plus, A Belonger /Resident is preferred. DUTIES: steam shave and cut hair, designs as requested by customers Please submit resume to idealbarbers@outlook.com or call 246-5721/341-2640 for interviews. Located at Windsor Place (old movie theatre) unit #B7 Leeward Highway, Providenciales TCI. Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. These positions are not held by work permit holders and is currently vacant. 19352

JA’SAMS CONSTRUCTION #6 Across the dump, Wheeland

TILE LAYER - $10 HOURLY

install materials on floors, walls, ceilings, and countertops. level the surface to be tiled with a layer of mortar or plywood.

CONSTRUCTION LABOURER - $7 HOURLY

erect scaffolding, lay out tools, mix concrete, clean work site, and take down bracing and scaffolding.

CONTACT: 341-8332 Belongers are encouraged to apply to the Labour Board. These positions are currently held by work permit holders

19293

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JEAN AGENOR

#24B Spring Water Street, Providenciales Is seeking a

LABOUR

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 19339

LABOUR

RENEWAL, BELONGER WILL BE GIVEN FIRST PREFERENCE.

RENEWAL, BELONGER WILL BE GIVEN FIRST PREFERENCE.

19271

JOHANNE VAILLIANT Richmond Hill, Provo Is seeking to employ a

BABYSITTER

• Taking care of my children and my home. • Applicant must be very good with children, honest and reliable. Salary: $6.50 hourly

CONTACT: 347-1874

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19297

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NOTICE

REGULATION 7 OF THE DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION REGULATIONS APPLICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION Parcels 60905 / 159-165/168-173/178//181-184/185/187/189 Leeward Going Through : Grace Bay Providenciales PR- 14531 Notice is hereby given that an application PR- 14531 has been submitted by Village Estates Holdings Ltd to the Physical Planning Board for Development Permission in respect of Parcels 60905 / 159-165/168-173/178//181- 184/185/187/189 Leeward Going Through Grace Bay section of Providenciales, for Mutation and further Subdivision of the parcels into 121 new parcels to facilitate future construction of a resort development. The proposed resort development would consist of 120 hotel keys, 60 high-rise residences units, 28 Townhomes, 70 low-rise condominium units, 80 detached villas, 60 retail commercial units plus full resort amenities (swimming pools, spa, restaurants, fitness facility, administration and other support facilities, car parking and landscaping). If you wish to make any representations concerning the development, you may do so in writing addressed to the Director of Planning, South Base, Grand Turk, or through the Department of Planning, Emily House, Leeward Highway, Providenciales, within 28 days of the date of this notice. 19372

ISLAND NETWORK

Chancery Court, 1276 Leeward Highway, Providenciales Is seeking a

LECTURER FOR HOLISTIC STUDIES

Cleaning outside the property, Pick up yard waste and collect leaves, dispose of trash, clean windows, door frames, Cares for the garden on a daily basis. Salary: $6.25 per hour.

VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY!!

Providenciales, 30th of October, 2019

# 93 LEESICLE AVE Long Bay, Providenciales 342-1889

Cleaning outside the property, Pick up yard waste and collect leaves, dispose of trash, clean windows, door frames, Cares for the garden on a daily basis. Salary: $6.25 per hour.

DOMESTIC WORKER

• Sweeping the house, mopping the floor, clean bathrooms, toilets, kitchen, living room, laundering sheets, towels and personal clothing and other house work. • To work 6 days a week. Salary: $6.25 hourly

THOMAS C.A.MISSICK

19270

Requirements: • Study in humanistic transpersonal therapy. • Minimum of 5 years’ experience. • Metaphysic in the human energy field. • The hours of work are 12-5. Salary based on commission

CONTACT DARLENE HUDSON: 941-5605

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19318

JACKLYN JEAN #35 Opposite the office, Five Cays Is seeking a

LABOURER

• Mixing concrete, passing tools blocks, take down scaffolding at the end of the day. Assist masons & carpenters. • To work 5 days a week. Salary: $8 hourly

CONTACT: 341-2314

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

19296

TURQUOISE DISTRIBUTION LTD REQUIRES A

SOMMELIER

The Sommelier is a specialist trained in the area of Wines, Spirits, and Alcohol beverages. Sommeliers have superior knowledge of regions, production of wines and all alcoholic beverages, business of the drinks industry, logistics and also is proficient in all aspects of formal and informal dining etiquette, food and wine parings and service. ROLE: • Promote and effectively generate increased wine sale • Advise and Consult for new products, cellar improvement • Maintain controls on stock and arrangement of the Cellar • Lead tastings and instruction to clients • Represent Turquoise Distribution in a professional and ethical manner Participate in the inventory selection of cellar selections in accordance with the team • Receive and manage and coordinate lead times of deliveries • Management of all supplies and stock • Inventory control and cost control • Design and consult on wine lists for restaurant and Hotel clients • Organization of the cellar implementing FIFO and accordance to vintage change • Sales analyses and Depletion analysis for inventory management and replenishment • Maintaining accuracy of Cellar Lists/Stock/Inventory • Daily operations of Cellar opening and closing duties. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED • Sommelier Training and Certification (WSET Advanced, ISG, MS, CGEP, or equivalent will be considered) • Hotel & Restaurant Management Degree or equivalent experience minimum 5 years in a supervisor or management role. • Fluent in English both Oral and Written, a second language would be considered beneficial but not required. • Comfortable with public speaking. • Must be able to lift 35Kgs. Salary is $2,500.00 per month.

Interested persons should apply in person at Queen’s Court Plaza, Unit #8, Leeward Highway, Providenciales, as well as at the Labour Department. Islanders and Permanent Residents will be given preference. Deadline for applications is 18th November 2019. This is a new position. 19334

VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY!!

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40 CLASSIFIEDS ACTING ON BEHALF OF Camco Enterprises Ltd. 382 Grace Bay Road, Grace Bay

#391 MILLENNIUM HIGHWAY, BLUE HILLS Is seeking a

MOVIN A. SWANN

BARBARA VIRGIL

2 DOMESTIC WORKERS $6.25 HOURLY

CASHIER Receive payment by

LABOURER

NATASHA’S CONSULTANCY

General cleaning. 1 work permit renewal

SECURITY GUARD - $8 HOURLY Securing the premises

RECEIVING CLERK - $8 HOURLY

Manage incoming deliveries to a warehouse or factory. Signing for shipments.

HOUSEKEEPER-$6.25 HOURLY Cleaning rooms

CONTACT: 231-6012

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19335

NATHALIE’S BAR/RESTAURANT Snake Hills, Blue Hills Is looking for a committed, self-motivated and a long experienced

WAITRESS

• Applicant must be fluent in Spanish, French and English. • Work from Monday to Saturday including holidays. • Providing excellence service to all customer’s orders, delivering food and beverages making menu recommendations. Salary starts at $6.25 hourly

CONTACT: 342-5154

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19280

JACQUELIN REMY

#57 Parker’s Ave Blagarde Garden, Blue Hills Providenciales is seeking to employ a

LABOURER

– Renewal Work Permit

• Cleaning outside the property • Pink up yard waste and collect leaves, • Dispose of trash, clean windows door fames • Care for garden on a daily basic. Salary $6.25 per hour

CONTACT: 649347-3388 19306

November 9-15, 2019

TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS 298A Palm Circle Leeward Palms Is seeking to employ a

cash, checks and credit cards, Issue receipts, and change. Count money in cash drawers to ensure that amounts are correct and that there is adequate change. Salary: $6.25 hourly

General and maintenance duties around the property Salary $275.00 per week. Must be willing to work Monday – Friday 7:00am – 2:00pm

CONTACT: 333-7233

Belongers are encouraged to apply to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder

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

NEVILLE DALLEY

ODINOR FRANCOIS

19277

#17 Stingray ST., Glass Shack, Providenciales

LABOURER

• Applicant must be fluent in both English and French. • Cleaning the properties and preparing the job site on a regular basis. Loading and delivering materials, cutting the grass around the fence and the back yard. Salary: $6.25 hourly

CONTACT: 649-231-6989

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19281

REGCO CONSTRUCTION #41A, Discovery Bay, Providenciales

2 PAINTERS - $2,000 MONTHLY

Apply paints, stains, and coatings to interior and exterior walls, new buildings, homes, offices and other structural surfaces.

CARPENTER - $2,000 MONTHLY

Follow blueprints and building plans. Install windows and molding. Measure, cut, or shape wood, plastic, and other materials

CONTACT: 342-0255

Belongers are encouraged to apply to the Labour Board The positions currently held by work permit holders

CONTACT: 231-2972

19275

Dock Yard, Kew Town Is seeking to employ a

MAINTENANCE WORKER

fix and maintain mechanical equipment, buildings, and machines. Tasks include plumbing work, painting, flooring repair and upkeep, electrical repairs and heating and air conditioning system. Salary: $6.25 hourly

CONTACT: 341-1861

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

19301

MELVERNE HALL

KYLE WILLIAMS

DARVILLE HANDFIELD

HOUSEKEEPER

LABOURER

TWO CARPENTERS/ LABOURERS

25 Omega Lane, Juba Sound Is seeking a

• Performing a variety of cleaning activities such as sweeping, mopping, dusting and polishing. Ensuring all rooms are cared for and inspected according to standards. • To work 6 days a week. Salary: $6.25 hourly

#6 Richmond Hill, Providenciales is looking for a

TRAINED PRINCIPAL

Carpenter/Labourer required to work at, North Caicos. Must be willing to work six days a week. A demonstrated ability to work unsupervised with excellent communication skills is essential for the position. Salary is $8.00 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 19312

CONTACT: 232-5934 Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19303

PLEASE APPLY NO LATER THAN 21ST NOVEMBER, 2019 AT ROYANN_30@HOTMAIL.COM OR CONTACT ON TELEPHONE NO. 231 3967/946 7761. BELONGERS ONLY NEED APPLY. 19276

PABLO BARBER SHOP

PRECIOUS SEWING CENTER

PREMIUM CONSTRUCTION

CONTACT: 241-7698

#4 Spot Plaza, Airport Road Is seeking to employ

4 BARBER

• Cutting, trimming, shampooing, and styling hair, trimming beards, or giving shaves. Clean and sterilize scissors, combs, clippers, and other instruments. • To work 6 days a week. Salary: $7 hourly

CONTACT: 247-0187

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by work permit holders 19322

With a minimum of ten years’ teaching experience and a master’s degree, as well as a teachers certificate from an accredited institution. This person should be able to effectively manage the running of the institution, supervising teachers and making plans on behalf of all staff, serve on various committees, and complete annual reports. Salary is $2,500 per month. Position currently held by work permit holder.

CARETAKER • Taking care of elderly parents • Little cleaning : sweeping , mopping , dusting • Salary based on experience This position is for work permit renewal Contact 231-0052, Halfway Close, Blue Mountain Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands and Please drop off resume to the Labor Department, Providenciales as soon as possible

19321

Please apply in writing to richhillprep@yahoo.com or call 946-4957 Belongers are encouraged to submit a copy of their resume to the Labor Department 19304

ROBERT’S AGENCY

Acting on behalf of our clients who are seeking to employ the following.

MSG CLEANING SERVICES

#146 Flamingo Road, Long Bay

#3 Granny Hill, Five Cays

Mud and Finish work. Contact: 241-2043

Cleaning homes and offices. Contact: 241-2043

SHEET ROCK GUY - $8 HOURLY ER CLEANING SERVICES

28 Oyster Lane, The Bight

DOMESTIC WORKER - 6.25 HOURLY

Cleaning homes and offices Contact: 241-2043

#352 Bay Street, Blue Hills Is seeking a

#1 Pelican Place, Leeward Highway Is seeking to employ a

SEAMSTRESS

• Fit and study garments on customers to determine required alterations. Sew garments, using needles and thread or sewing machines. Measure sleeves or pant legs, and mark or pin-fold alteration lines. • 6 days a week Salary: $7 hourly

• Basic maintenance. • To work 5 ½ days a week. Salary: $7 hourly

Belongers are encouraged to apply to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19292

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19311

CONTACT: 342-7161

LABOURER CONTACT: 231-1731

PROVO BEVERAGES

MAXFRED WILLIAMS

JAH CONSTRUCTION

NORTH CAICOS REQUIRES

• 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 • To work 5 days a week. Salary: $6.25 hourly

19336

RICHMOND HILL PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Back Salina, Grand Turk Is seeking to employ a

DOMESTIC WORKER - $6.25 HOURLY BRONCO CVC’S

#39 Five Cays Ave, Five Cays

LABOURER - $6.25 HOURLY Cleaning up construction site. Contact: 241-2043

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19302

52 Universal Drive, Providenciales, TCI is looking for

LABOURER to work 6 days per week salary $6.25 per hour this position is for work permit renewal email: dave@ turksheadbeer.com / 941-3637

• Assisting with brewing and bottling and canning operations • Keeping the facility and equipment clean and operational. • Loading Delivery drivers trucks,

KING FISH FINANCIAL

23 International Drive Providenciales is seeking to employ a

LIVE IN BUTLER

– Renewal Work Permit • Must be Bi Lingual • Must be able to drive, work weekends • Take care of family house, Cleaning outside the property • Pink up yard waste and collect leaves, • Dispose of trash Salary $800.00 per month

CONTACT: 649 241 674819331

• Unloading containers and stocking warehouse with inventory • Cleaning the yard, cleaning machines. • Assist in delivering goods to customers.

19285

MARIO ARIZA

The Bight - Providenciales is seeking to employ a

LABOURER

– New Work Permit • Generally up keeping of my property • Cleaning yard and collect leaves, • Dispose of trash, clean windows door fames • Care of other duties around the yard. Salary $ 6.25 per hour

CONTACT: 649 347 7276

19307


November 9-15, 2019

SHANDA BAR & RESTAURANT

DARVILLE HANDFIELD NORTH CAICOS REQUIRES Selfology, Providenciales

#4 Mascrob St., Kew Town

FITNESS & WELLNESS SPECIALIST • Minimum 5 yrs experience developing wellness programs for individuals • Knowledge of physical and lifestyle assessment • Bachelors of Science • Certification as an Exercise Coach preferred • Certification in corporate

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wellness • Willing to travel to client’s location and work various hours including weekends Salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications and experience

2 WAITRESSES $6.25 HOURLY Take orders and serve food and beverages. Contact: 341-5121

MARINA RIGBY

#72 Turtle Cove St., Discovery Bay

DOMESTIC WORKER $6.25 HOURLY Sweeping, mopping the floor, clean bathrooms, toilets, kitchen, living room, and other house work.

CONTACT: 341-5121

Qualified Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the labor board. This position is for a first time applicant 19386

Belongers are encouraged to apply to the Labour Board These positions are currently held by work permit holders

SUNNY FOODS RETAIL & WHOLESALE LTD

SOWING SEED LEARNING CENTER

Email selfologycoaching@gmail.com

Is now interviewing for the following positions:

Apt. #21, Norway, Kew Town Is seeking to employ a

LABOURER

• Responsible for doing Manuel work • Loading and unloading Container • Assisting in stocking shelves • Should be physically fit to lift products 50lb or more . • Being able to work at heights • Committed to work flexible hours, days, nights, weekends and holidays. Salary $7.00 per hour.

CONTACT: 941-8112 This Position is for work permit renewal interested Belongers are encouraged to submit a copy of the resume to the Labour Department.

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SEWING TEACHER

Applicant must be good dealing with people and certified in sewing. Salary: $8 hourly

ROOM ATTENDANT JOB SUMMARY:

• To ensure that all guestrooms are cleaned to the established standards. • Main Duties & Responsibilities • Reports for duty punctually wearing the correct uniform and name tag at all times. • Stocks Room Attendant cart to the established standards • Requirements: • High school diploma or equivalent vocational training • Minimum 1 year experience as hotel cleaner or in janitorial / cleaning position preferred • Must be literate with above average verbal communication skills • Ability to work in a self motivated environment with little supervision • Ability to manage the administration of multiple tasks at one time • Regular/Full Time position only • Must speak, read, write and understand the primary language (English) used in the workplace • Must work weekends and holidays • Must have reliable transportation to get to and from work • Base salary range: $6.50 - $7.50 / hour to commensurate with qualification & experience. Benefits: Service gratuity, vacation & employee meals. The above position is currently held by a Work Permit Card Holder.

CONTACT: 331-8531

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Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19399

HOUSEMAN JOB SUMMARY:

As a Houseman, you are responsible for cleaning guest rooms, carrying linen and replenishing amenities to deliver an excellent Guest and Member experience.

MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

SALES EXECUTIVE Rubis Turks & Caicos Limited, a company specializing in the Sales, Marketing and Distribution of fuel and lubricants, is seeking to fill the vacant position of Sales Executive.

THE PORTFOLIO

The responsibilities for the position include: • Managing the customer base throughout The Turks & Caicos Islands • Exploration of Sales Opportunity for Fuels and Lubricants • Developing Business plans and actively seeking new business opportunities • Monitoring retail outlets to ensure company standards are consistently maintained • Monitoring C & I and Retail sales and evaluating local market conditions • Executing business strategies to include pricing, inventory controls and sales targets • Developing capital budgets and providing economic analysis of new projects • Monitoring contracts and ensuring timely renewals • Implementing and providing training programs to stakeholders. • Acting as brand Ambassador for Rubis

REQUIREMENTS

• • • • • •

Degree in Business, Engineering, Economics, Management or related discipline Minimum of three years’ experience in a related field Strong (oral and written) communication skills Demonstrated sales track record Proficient in Microsoft office products Results oriented, self-motivated and business focused

All resumes should be submitted by e-mail by close of business on November 18, 2019 to employment@rubis-caribbean.com Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. 19289

• Specifically, you will be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards: • Carrying / removing linens from rooms • Change and replenish bed linen, towels and guest amenities in line with company guidelines • Undertake regular deep cleaning tasks • Restock and maintain trolley on daily basis • Be environmentally aware • Dispose of waste accordingly • Manage guest requests in a timely and efficient manner • Comply with hotel security, fire regulations and all health and safety legislation • Carry out lost property procedures • Assist other departments wherever necessary and maintain good working relationships • What are we looking for? • Requirements: • A Houseman is always working on behalf of our Owners, Guests and working with other Team Members • Must speak, read, write and understand the primary language (English) used in the workplace • Must work weekends and holidays • Must work PM shifts as business demands according to the operations policy • Must have reliable transportation to get to and from work • Base salary range: $6.50 - $7.50 / hour to commensurate with qualification & experience. Benefits: Service gratuity, vacation & employee meals. The above position is currently held by a Work Permit Card Holder.

Qualified Belonger candidates can complete an application form in person at The Somerset on Grace Bay or submit a resume by e-mail to twilliams@thesomerset.com. All applications must be copied to the Immigration Board Zone 2 at jobregistration@gov.tc. The closing date for applications is Nov 19th, 2019.

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CHARLIE’S PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY

OVANDO CONSTRUCTION LTD.

#8 La Petite Place, Grace Bay, Providenciales Tel: 946-5855

Suite #101, Grace Bay Court, Grace Bay, Providenciales Tel: 649-946-5855. Is seeking to employ a

PHOTOGRAPHER NEEDED

ROOFER • Inspect problem roofs to determine the best way to repair them • Measure roof to calculate the quantities of materials needed • Replace damaged or rotting joists or plywood • Install vapor barriers or layers of insulation • Install shingles, asphalt, metal, or other materials to make the roof

- - - - -

Market and advertise services to attract clients Analyze/decide how to compose a subject Use various photographic techniques and equipment Capture subjects in commercial-quality photographs Enhance the subject’s appearance with natural or artificial light - Use photo enhancing software - Maintain a digital portfolio, often on a website, to demonstrate work - Full-time - $10 per hour

watertight • Align roofing materials with edges of the roof • Cut roofing materials to fit around walls or vents • Cover exposed nail or screw heads with roofing cement or caulk to prevent leakage • Full-time - $14 per hour

Interested Belongers are encouraged to deliver a copy of their resume to our office and the office of the Labour Department, Airport Road, Providenciales This position is for a first time work permit applicant 19287

This position is for a first time work permit applicant

IN THIS SPACE!

#8 LEEWARD DRIVE, LONG BAY, PROVIDENCIALES. 332-4280

IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN

site plans • Must be willing to work weekends and holidays • Must be fit and capable of standing up, bending, kneeling for up to 8 hours per day in hot outdoor conditions • Must be a team player willing to work under pressure with a fast paced, experienced team of gardeners to maintain a set number of gardens per day • Must have a clean police record and provide employer references on request

ONLY

$33

PER WEEK

CALL 946-4664

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TREEKA WILLIAMS Charlie Palmer Apt. #3 Blue Hills, Millennium Highway Is seeking to employ a

BABYSITTER

• Ensuring a safe environment, preparing and giving meals, bathing and dressing children, administering medicine, doing housework, and disciplining children when necessary. • Must be willing to work 5 days a week. Salary: $6.25 hourly

CONTACT: 343-1650

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19278

THE CONCH SHACK 51 Bay Road, Blue Hills

SERVER $6.25 HOURLY

Serve food and beverages.

LABOURER - $7 HOURLY

Cleaning area, disposing garbage.

CONTACT: 946-8877

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. These positions are currently held by work permit holders 19319

TICORE LAKIA SEYMOUR Ralph Cl., Blue Hills, Providenciales Is seeking to employ a

BABYSITTER

Taking care of child and cleaning the house Salary: $6.25 hourly

CONTACT: 247-2241

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19337

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Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board This position is a new position, not a work permit renewal Email: turquoiselandscaping@tciway.tc or call 332-4280 to arrange an interview

TCI EDUCATION FOUNDATION REQUIRES FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020

TEACHER OF SCIENCE With Head of Department responsibility Duties include preparation, teaching, assessment, recording and reporting of Biology and Chemistry classes from KS3, through Cambridge IGCSE to A-Level. As department leader, responding to the Principal, the teacher will manage and develop the science curriculum, the teachers within the department, and take responsibility for all its resources. Candidates for the above post must have at least a bachelor’s degree, appropriate teaching qualifications, and a minimum of five (5) years’ experience teaching the British National Curriculum and CIE Examination syllabi. A willingness to be a form tutor, and the ability to contribute diversely and generously to the school’s extracurricular programme, sometimes on weekends, is also expected. Starting salary $3200 gross per month, commensurate with qualifications, experience, and additional responsibilities.

CV, letter of application, and names of two referees to:

Museum Director Turks and Caicos National Museum Foundation

The Turks and Caicos national Museum Foundation is seeking a Museum Director to supervise the business management and curatorial components of the National Museum, its properties, and its programs. Necessary qualifications include a Master’s or PhD in history, archaeology, anthropology, planning or another related field, with demonstrated experience in management of historic collections, archives, database software management, indoor/outdoor exhibits and facilities, and field studies. Complementary to these qualifications, candidates will have education or demonstrated experience in facility oversight, historic preservation, human resources management and sound accounting and financial management skills with experience in fundraising and successful grant writing. Minimum of 10 years’ experience working in museums. Duties will include management of Museum properties (including historic structures and grounds); financial and staff management; fundraising; collections management; archives; exhibit management; marketing; organization of events and programs; public and government relations; management of institutional collaborations and membership; field and desktop studies; institutional collaborations and membership; field and desktop studies; institutional representation; institutional expansion; and disaster management. Candidates must be willing to live and work on Grand Turk, travel between islands and internationally for work.

The Principal, British West Indies Collegiate, PO Box 338, 51 Venetian Road Providenciales Email: principal@bwic.tc Current position held by a work permit holder. Suitable candidates will be called for interview. TCI Islanders are invited to send copies of their application to the Labour Board.

Interested Belongers are encouraged to deliver a copy of their resume to our office and the office of the Labour Department, Airport Road, Providenciales

ADVERTISE

TURQUOISE LANDSCAPING

• Pay $7.50 per hour • Must be familiar with commercial and residential irrigation systems • Must be able to maintain, install, troubleshoot and fix irrigations systems • Must have a detailed working knowledge of the entire system from water source to pump to drippers • Must be willing to work in close proximity to “grey water” which can be smelly • Must possess basic plumbing skills • Must be able to advise and design irrigation

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Salary range $48,0000 to $60,000 depending on qualifications and experience. Position presently held by a work permit holder.

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Please email your CV with references to info@tcmuseum.org by November 26th 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Belongers are encouraged to apply and also submit a copy to the Labour Department.

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VACANCIES

TURKS RENTALS LTD.

Acting on behalf of

(946-4261):

ERB CONSTRUCTION 4B North Side Cl., Provo

DOMESTIC WORKER

MASON - $9-$12 HOURLY Plaster, put blocks, etc. Tel: 649-331-1067

GEORGE SOLON

6 days per week to clean, wash, iron and assist where necessary. Salary $10/hr. CONTACT: erica@tmwlaw.tc Or 946-4261. Drop resumes to: 1276 Leeward Highway, Providenciales Before November 20, 2019 Preference to TCIslanders. New position

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B & B LOVELY STORE Church Folly Of Grand Turk Is seeking to employ a

SALES CLERK Duties: Greet customers, Receive payments by cash, Credit cards and cheques, Issue receipts and change Due to customers. Check And balance cash at the end of the day. SALARY: $6.50 per hour.

CONTACT: 342-5645 Belongers are encouraged To send copy of their resume To The Labour Board. This position Is currently held by a work permit Holder. 19264

#34 Front Road, North Side, Provo

CAPTAIN BOAT/ DIVER $6.25-$10 HOURLY

Diving, fishing, guide the boat, etc. Tel: 649-344-9209 Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. Holders are currently held by work permit holder 19310

CADGORY MISSICK NORTH BACK SALINA GRAND TURK Is seeking to employ a

DOMESTIC WORKER

Duties: Cleaning mopping Dusting, sweeping and Polishing and other household Chores. Salary: $6.50 per hour.

CONTACT: 331-7666

Belongers are encouraged to Send a copy of their resume To the Labour Board. This is a first time work permit application. 19261

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ANTOINE MICHEL

SALES CLERK Duties: Greet customers, Receive payments by cash, Credit cards and cheques, Issue receipts and change Due to customers. Check And balance cash at the end of the day. SALARY: $6.50 per hour.

CONTACT: 341-3727

Belongers are encouraged To send copy of their resume To The Labour Board. This position Is currently held by a work permit Holder. 19265

Director of Operations A BSc in Oceanography and Marine Biology will be an asset 10 years or more experience in Ocean Marine Science work as it relates to construction is needed • Developing company objectives • Overseeing senior management staff • Coordinating with sub-contractors with Dredging & Jetty work • Reporting to the board of directors or members • Ensuring the business is compliant with industry regulations as it relates to the Marine • Managing the company’s investments, and other financial products and services • Securing long term Projects, Contracts for Dredging, Jetty and other Marine Construction Director of Operations $50,000 to $70,000. Salary is based on experience You will be required to travel to various locations or countries to represent the company’s business.

A copy or your resume should be submitted to the labour department and email to: Info.coastalmarinedesign@hotmail.com This position is for a new applicant Belongers are encouraged to submit a copy of their resume to the Labour Department.

James Street, Grand Turk Is seeking to employ a

STORE MANAGER

Duties: Including motivating, Sales teams, creating business, Strategies, developing promotional, Material, and training new staff. SALARY: $30,000.00 Annually HOURS: 44hrs per week, but as Store manager, hours may vary From week to week

CONTACT CHARLIE: 232-4000

This position is a new, interested Turks and Caicos Islanders applicants Must send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board.

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CAROL DURHAM

E & V CONSTRUCTION

KELLY MELISSA MISSICK

DOMESTIC WORKER

LABOURER Duties: To clean and

DOMESTIC WORKER

East Suburbs, Grand Turk Is seeking to employ a

Duties: Cleaning mopping Dusting, sweeping and Polishing and other household Chores, also caring for as elderly Person. Salary: $6.50 per hour.

CONTACT: 242-8600

Breezy Brae, Grand Turk Is seeking to employ a

Maintain premises, assist skill Workers on construction sites. SALARY: $7.50 per hour.

CONTACT: 242-1358

Belongers are encouraged to Send a copy of their resume To the Labour Board. This Position is currently held by a work permit holder. 19262

Belongers are encouraged To send a copy of their Resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held A work permit holder. 19266

A TEAM CONSTRUCTION

CAICOS CAFÉ LTD.

Residence, Five Cays Is seeking to employ a

MASON

• Dong masonry work on all jobs. • Applicant must be honest, reliable and hard working. Salary: $8 hourly

CONTACT: 341-3333

Coastal Marine and Design Build Limited - 23B COMPASS CLOSE LEEWARD PROVIDENCIALES is seeking to employ a

CHARLIE’S DEPOT

Back Salina Of Grand Turk Is seeking to employ a

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19347

Governors Road, Grace Bay

CHEF DE PARTIE

• Must be able to work weekends, night and holiday 6 days per week. • Must have at least 8 years’ experience, good knowledge of sautéed seafood, shellfish, meat and poultry, grilling, rotisserie, butchery, sauces, broth and dressing. Salary: $13 hourly CONTACT: 946-5278 EMAIL: CAICOSCAFE@TCIWAY.TC Belongers are encouraged to apply to the Labour Board This position is currently held by a work permit holder

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Church Folly, Grand Turk Is seeking to employ a

Duties: Cleaning mopping Dusting, sweeping and Polishing and other household Chores. Salary: $6.50 per hour.

CONTACT: 246-6044

Belongers are encouraged to Send a copy of their resume To the Labour Board. This Position is currently held by a work permit holder. 19263

CHARLES WHITTAKER

1 Davie Bight Road, Providenciales Is seeking to employ a

DOMESTIC WORKER

• Sweep, wash and polish tiled floors. • Compete routine cleaning tasks in assigned home areas. • Dust windows blinds and reorganized room items to their original places. • Clean mat and carpets, curtains and draperies using particular vacuum cleaners and shampooers. Salary: $6.50 hourly

CONTACT: 241-5563

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19340

SOLO HOLDINGS LTD. is looking to hire:

BUSINESS CONSULTANT JOB DESCRIPTION:

• Help clients in private, public, and social sectors create the change that matters. • Embedding digital, analytics, and design into core processes and mind-sets • Building capabilities that help organizations and people to thrive

REQUIREMENTS:

• Extensive knowledge in financial modeling and computer software

• Experienced in: o Financial and market analysis, due diligence and contract negotiation o Corporate finance and fund raising efforts o Commercializing intellectual property in the energy, environmental and waste management sectors Compensation based on success, productivity, results and commensurate with years of experience.

Interested applicants may submit your resume with qualifications and experience to: Suite H205, Regent Village, Providenciales or email soloholdingsHR@gmail.com. Interested Turks & Caicos Islanders can also submit their resume to the TCI Employment Services and Labour Department. This is a new position. 19328


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DUFRY GRAND TURK LTD

CASABLANCA CASINO

Is looking for the following Full Time Position

DICE DEALER

All candidate should have at least 2-3 years’ experience in the same field, excellent full knowledge of all casino table games and excellent knowledge of dice table games. Job summary: carry out specific tasks in the gaming operation to the highest standard efficiency and customer service, in accordance with gaming policies and procedures laid down by the company and gaming laws. Candidates must be willing to work on weekends, dayshift- night shift and holidays Please drop off CV’s at the Casablanca casino 226 Grace Bay Road, Grace Bay, Providenciales address to HR or email at casablancacasino1@gmail.com Tel: 941-3737 Belongers are encouraged to apply to the Labour Board Position held by work permit holder 19349

November 9-15, 2019

TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS is seeking

WAREHOUSE SUPERVISOR

Applicant’s requirements include: • 5 years of retail experience with at least 2 years in a supervisory role • Experience in logistics procedures. Transport & warehousing background, knowledge of current custom legislation • Strong leadership skills

• Demonstrated ability to build effective teams and motivate employees • Understanding of basic retail concepts • Good problem solving skills • Available to work store schedule • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Resumes should be delivered directly to the store. Entry salary rate 10.00 / h. *Position is currently held by a work permit holder 19365

CONSTRUCTION LABOURER

• Must have building skills • Mus be able to work under pressure. • Hours are from 7am4pm; Monday-Friday. Salary: $6.25 per hour CONTACT: JOHN FERGUSON 649-346-2026

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19353

GABRIEL UNISEX BEAUTY SALON #3 First Floor, Sam’s Building, Down Town Is seeking to employ a

BEAUTICIAN

• Beauty treatments, hairstyling, makeup, facials, hair removal, manicures and pedicures. • To work 6 days a week. Salary: $6.50 hourly

CONTACT: 3348849 OR 341-3517

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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KECHIE

VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY!!

Acting on behalf of

THE LARGEST READERSHIP IN THE TURKS & CAICOS

PARKER’S QUALITY CONTRACTING

sidewalks; makes and repairs steps and plasters Contact: 244-3939

ELECTRICAL HELPER - $8 HOURLY

ARROW POINT GENERAL EQUIPMENT & SERVICES

Millennium Highway, Providenciales

Help with small electrical jobs, installing light switches outlets, pulling of wire and splicing of cable, etc. Contact: 347-7351

MAHOOSIC PROPERTY LTD.

HARD ROCK CONSTRUCTION

#263 Long Bay, Providenciales

#128 Millennium Highway

MASON - $8.50 HOURLY

PERSONAL ASSISTANT

Mixes mortar; lays bricks and stones and/or concrete

This is a unique position to be a personal assistant to a villa owner for a 6-month period. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

• Valid passport and driver license • Reliable transportation • Work 6 days per week and be available 7 days and all holidays if needed • Comfortable working with dogs, owners have 3 dogs • Proficient in the entire Microsoft suite and Quick books • Cell phone with email and texting capabilities

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (TO INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO):

• Monday – Saturday 8 am to 8 pm • Check in with owners every morning and review schedule, appointments, events, etc. • Review all appointments made and confirm any required meetings • Log all the above into outlook and distribute to all relevant parties • Check in with other staff to evaluate any tasks required • Participate in staff meetings and log topics and minutes • Execute daily, weekly, and monthly logs of minutes from meetings and submit for review • Review, qualify, and pay all incoming bills • Log all bills into quick books and submit monthly reports for review • Provide care and watch over the owners 3 dogs, this is all encompassing • Assistant must be able to travel and stay with the dogs independently if required • Prior to travel(s) confirm all accommodations and report to owners • Handle all bookings, reservations, and overall travel requirements

COMPENSATION:

#122 Bay Road, Blue Hills, Providenciales

HANDYMAN - $7.50 HOURLY

Cleaning the work area and tools. Storing tools after work on a daily basis. Contact: 332-0539

KENDERIA FORBES

128 Millennium Highway,

Providenciales

BABYSITTER - $7 HOURLY

Ensuring a safe environment, preparing and giving meals, bathing and dressing children, administering medicine, doing housework Contact: 244-3939

NATASHA DORVAL

144 Millennium Highway, Providenciales

BABYSITTER - $7 HOURLY

preparing and giving child meals, bathing and dressing children, administering medicine, doing housework Contact: 242-2557

Belongers are encouraged to apply to the Labour Board Work permit renewals

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NOTICE Schedule 2 Regulation 8 of the Physical Planning (Development Permission) Regulations, 2018

An Application, REGISTERED PR 14434, by Adelphine V. Pitter and Elbert E. Higgs for the development of FUNERAL HOME, OFFICE, CHAPEL AND ONE BEDROOM UNIT, has been submitted to the Department of Planning for consideration of Outline Development Permission on parcels 60706/143 on Industrial Park, Cheshire Hall, Providenciales. Anyone wishing to make representation(s) may do so in writing to the Director of Planning, South Base, Grand Turk or through the Department of Planning, Emily House, Leeward Highway, Providenciales, within twenty-eight (28) days of publication of this Notice.

• $200 per day worked

Please send all resumes to dcalkinsmas@yahoo.com or call 1 (649) 441-3293 Application deadline November 25th 2019 Interested Turks & Caicos Islanders should submit their resume to the Labour Board, first time work permit. This is a new position

FERGUSON AND SON

South Dock Road, Five Cays, Providenciales Is seeking to employ a

Dated: November 6th, 2019 19354

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GILLEY’S RESTAURANT

CHEF

• Responsible for ordering all provisions pertaining to food and cleaning supplies and kitchen equipment • Responsible for supervising general cleaning and maintenance of kitchen equipment • Responsible for taking food inventory at the end of each month • Responsible for respectable food cost • Operate large volume cooking equipment such as grills, deep fryers etc. • Regularly review kitchen procedures and

identify ways to improve and / or streamline processes Remuneration: $7.50 per hour

DESCRIPTION OF SUITABLE PERSON:

• Must be hard working and efficient • Must have a positive attitude toward work • Must be able to work (6) six days per week, weekends and holidays if needed • Must have at least five (5) years experience in the hospitality industry

Contact: Mrs. Tate Forbes between the hours of 9:00am – 3:00pm at 649-946-4472 or email: gilley’scafe@tciway.tc | Belongers are encouraged to submit a copy of their resume to the Labor Department. This position is for work permit renewal

JEAN CLAUDE NEMOURS

CONSTRUCTION LABOURER

DOMESTIC WORKER

(construction labourer consists of performing tasks involving physical labor at building sites, laying blocks, heavy construction projects and demotion sites) • Able to work with little or no supervision, be physically fit, dependable and hard working. • Must be self motivated and able to understand, write and speak English fluently. Salary :$8.50 per hour.

Osbourne Road, Grand Turk Is seeking to employ a

AIRPORT TERMINAL

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• General Household chores including laundry, ironing and cooking. • Must be willing to work 5 days a week. Salary: $6.25 hourly

CONTACT: 341-6670

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19373

All experienced and interested individuals can send inquiries to:

MD Contracting 6 Borus Avenue, South Dock Road, Providenciales Turks and Caicos Islands Tel: (649) 242-1287 Email:vdelancy.vd@gmail.com

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VACANCY

Digicel is seeking a highly motivated individual for the position of

Finance Manager

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES OF THE JOB:

• Responsible for monthly management accounts, forecasting, budgeting, actual vs budget analysis and completion of statutory accounts.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Completion of monthly management accounts, with appropriate commentaries, providing • accurate and insightful analysis of performance in line with internal & external deadlines • Actual vs Budget Marketing expenditure reporting • Balance sheet reconciliations and management of fixed asset register reviews • Responsible for monthly Forecast and annual Budget • Processing of local payroll • Administer company royalty calculations, invoicing and subsequent collection • Reconciliation of monthly Cash flow with actual vs budget analysis • Completion of monthly Cash flow forecast and annual Cash flow budget • Responsible for annual statutory accounts • Team management responsibilities • Work on projects related to process formalization, automation, expansion and improvement • Other ad-hoc duties as required by your financial controller

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

• CPA, ACCA or equivalent professional certification • Qualified accountant with 5+ years accounting experience in a commercial environment at managerial level. • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail • Effective communication skills, including the ability to articulate progress, issues and recommendations in a concise manner • Ability to deliver results in a fast paced and dynamic environment • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel • Ability and desire to learn new skills • Additionally, the candidate must demonstrate high energy/creativity, flexibility, a relentless customer-focus and an entrepreneurial spirit as well as being a team player

Interested persons should email cover letter and resume to hrtci@digicelgroup.com attention HR Director. Deadline: November 22, 2019

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PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF THE JOB: The position of Business Development Manager has been created to work with the Business Operations team to grow the business and help support the department in meeting its sales targets. It involves the development, support of both standard and non-standard ICT solutions using multiple vendors and technologies throughout the design stage to post sale support. MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Support and negotiate agreements and contracts for major accounts • Create business cases for new opportunities to Group support teams • Assist in knowledge transfer (to team members) of contract drafting, sales force and business cases. • Handle non-standard pricing and quote requests from top tier customers; • Participate in pre-sale customer meetings to assist in solution design; • Participate in customer Quarterly Business Reviews • Identify upsell opportunities for new and existing customers; • Assist in ongoing development & enhancement of systems, policies, and procedures; • Act as the dedicated point-of-contact for assigned customers; manage customer requests and issues - answering questions, handling objections, providing advice, and keeping customers engaged in the service • Develop and manage project activities based on customer needs to ensure the milestones and objectives are being met • Monitor overall customer support performance and satisfaction; propose and implement action plans with relevant stakeholders to improve and/or sustain performance • Serve as support for various projects and/or activities that will drive efficiencies, operational scale, and technology and/or process enhancements • Develop referenceable experiences with the customers that can be leveraged. Coordinate with sales and marketing to create the collateral associated with these experience that can be shared with other customers as well as within Digicel. • Assist in the ongoing improvement of the processes, definitions and tools to drive a remarkable customer experience through activities such as retrospectives, post-mortem ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR JOB: • Minimum APSS/APDS/ACIS/CMNA and/or CCNA accreditation • Cisco/Avaya training and certification training path (Cisco Business Value Analysts certification would be an asset) • Avaya/Nortel/HP/Veeam design training and certification • At least 5 years’ experience in Business Development engagements. • Minimum of first degree or equivalent DEADLINE: Positions open to all qualified Turks and Caicos nationals. Interested applicants can forward their resumes to hrtci@digicelgroup.com and the Immigration board. The closing date for applications is November 22, 2019

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We’re Hiring

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER


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OPEN JOB POSITION DATE OPEN: November 1, 2019 START DATE: TBD

PRIVATE VILLA CATERING MANAGER PROPERTY: Grace Bay Resorts

JOB FUNCTIONS: • Maintain complete knowledge of: o All liquor brands, beers and non-alcoholic selections available in restaurant. o The particular characteristics and description of every wine/champagne by the glass and major wines on the wine list. o Designated glassware and garnishes for drinks. o All menu items, preparation method/time, ingredients, sauces, portion sizes, garnishes, presentation and prices. o Daily menu specials, 86’d items. o Villa layout, table/seat/station numbers, proper table set-ups, room capacity, hours of operation, price range and dress code. o Micros and manual system procedures. o Daily house count, arrivals/departures, V.I.P.’s. o Scheduled in-house group activities, locations and times. o Correct maintenance and use of equipment. o All department policies/service procedures. • Maintain complete knowledge and strictly abide by state liquor regulations, particularly those prohibiting service to minors, intoxicated persons and drunk driving. • Check storage areas for proper supplies, organization and cleanliness. Instruct designated personnel to rectify any cleanliness/organization deficiencies. • Establish par levels for supplies and equipment. Complete requisitions to replenish shortages or additional items needed for the anticipated business. • Requisition linens/skirting required for business and assign staff to transport such to the restaurant. • Check stock of wines/champagnes and order shortages noted. Ensure wines are received, properly stored and kept secured. • Review sales for previous day; resolve discrepancies with Accounting. Track revenue against budget. • Meet with the Chef to review special menus. Ensure that staff is aware of such. • Periodically check with the Front Desk to review updates on house count and arrivals. • Review sales for previous day; resolve discrepancies with Accounting. Track revenue against budget. • Prepare weekly work schedules in accordance with staffing guidelines and labor forecasts. Adjust schedules throughout the week to meet the business demands. • Ensure that staff report to work as scheduled. Document any late or absent employees. • Coordinate breaks for staff. • Assign work and side duties to staff in accordance with departmental procedures. Communicate additions or changes to the assignments as they arise throughout the shift. Identify situations which compromise the department’s standards and delegate these tasks. • Monitor the preparation of station assignments,

ensuring compliance to departmental standards. • Conduct pre-shift meeting with staff and review all information pertinent to the day’s business. • Inspect grooming and attire of staff; rectify any deficiencies. • Inspect, plan and ensure that all materials, equipment and service carts are in complete readiness for service; rectify deficiencies with respective personnel. • Constantly monitor staff performance in all phases of service and job functions, ensuring that all procedures are carried out to departmental standards; rectify any deficiencies with respective personnel. • Inspect table set-ups; check for cleanliness, neatness and agreement to departmental standards; rectify deficiencies with respective personnel. • Inspect all aspects of the restaurant environment ensuring compliance with standards of cleanliness and order. Direct respective personnel to rectify deficiencies. QUALIFICATIONS: • Hospitality College Degree/Diploma. • Minimum 21 years of age to serve alcoholic beverages. • 3 years’ experience as an International F&B Manger, preferably a 5-star restaurant/Hotel. • Food handling certificate. • Knowledge of various food service styles (i.e., French service, butler style service). • Ability to satisfactorily communicate in English with guests, management and co-workers to their understanding. • Ability to provide legible communication. • Ability to compute basic mathematical calculations. • Familiarity with food and beverage cost controls. REQUIRED SKILLS: • Ability to ensure hotel’s standards, policies and procedures with restaurant staff. • Ability to prioritize and organize work assignments; delegate work. • Ability to direct performance of F&B staff and follow up with corrections where needed. • Ability to motivate F&B staff and maintain a cohesive team. • Ability to ascertain restaurant training needs and provide such training. • Ability to be a clear thinker, analyze and resolve problems exercising good judgement. • Ability to focus attention of details. • Ability to suggestively sell menu items, beverages and wines. • Ability to input and access information into Micros system. • Ability to exert physical effort in transporting equipment and wares. • Ability to endure abundant physical movements in carrying out job duties. • Ability to ensure security and confidentiality of guest and hotel information. Qualified Islanders and Belongers need only to apply Salary Range: $3,550 per month

DATE OPEN: November 1, 2019 START DATE: ASAP

FACILITIES TECHNICIAN PROPERTY: West Bay Club

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Engineering course, undergraduate or vocational school graduate with good verbal and written communication skills. Must have at least 7 years work experience engineering/ facilities equipment operations and maintenance gained in hospitality or other industries. • Working knowledge of electrical, mechanical equipment and plumbing trouble shooting • Working knowledge of swimming pool operation and water chemistry • Working knowledge of sewage treatment plant operation and maintenance • Knowledge of computers and its peripherals • Planning and executing preventative maintenance of suites and equipment within • Knowledge of Operational Health and Safety Standards • Knowledge of basic kitchen equipment maintenance and trouble shooting • Knowledge of industry storekeeping procedures • Must be computer literate and technology savvy, particularly for ordering and follow up processes • Must be familiar with electrical and mechanical parts Shift Varies. Full time. Weekend and holiday work may be required. This position is currently held by an expatriate worker Qualified Islanders need only to apply copying applications to the Commissioner of Labour & Work Permit Board Zone 2 Salary Range: $3,000 - $3,500 per month DATE OPEN: November 1, 2019 START DATE: ASAP

Housekeeper

PROPERTY: West Bay Club JOB OVERVIEW: We are looking for a professional Housekeeper able of attending to our facilities with integrity and attention to detail. The goal is to create a clean and orderly environment for our guests that will become a critical factor in maintaining and strengthening our reputation. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Perform a variety of cleaning activities such as sweeping, mopping, dusting and polishing • Ensure all rooms are cared for and inspected according to standards • Protect equipment and make sure there are no inadequacies • Notify superiors on any damages, deficits and disturbances • Deal with reasonable complaints/requests with professionalism and patience • Check stocking levels of all consumables and replace when appropriate • Adhere strictly to rules regarding health and safety and be aware of any company-related practices


November 9-15, 2019

TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS

OPEN JOB POSITION Shifts varies. Full time. Weekend and holiday work may be required. This position is currently held by an expatriate worker Qualified Islanders need only to apply copying applications to the Commissioner of Labour & Work Permit Board Zone 2 Salary Range: $7.75 - $8.50 per hour DATE OPEN: November 1, 2019 START DATE: ASAP

HOUSEKEEPING MANAGER PROPERTY: West Bay Club

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: • Ensure housekeeping procedures and training checklists are in place, maintained and adhered to. • Ensure team is trained, motivated and focused. • Monitor guest satisfaction and address feedback efficiently and effectively for the benefit of guests, owners and coworkers. • Create accurate budgets, manage labor, conduct regular inventory checks & audits, and develop progression plans. • Work and communicate in a professional manner, assisting as necessary to develop team spirit and to achieve standards of work and guest care. • Ensure policies and standard operating procedures are followed consistently. JOB REQUIREMENTS: • Prior Managerial experience, excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to lead a team and manage conflict. • Prior experience in housekeeping/custodial tasks. • Be physically fit with the ability to lift and carry 30 lbs. • Must be highly organized with strong attention to detail. • Must have effective time management skills and be able to work in a fast paced environment with multiple interruptions. • Must be flexible in hours and days available to work. This position is currently held by an expatriate worker Qualified Islanders need only to apply copying applications to the Commissioner of Labour & Work Permit Board Zone 2 Salary Range: $2,000 - $2,600 per month DATE OPEN: November 1, 2019 START DATE: ASAP

CHEF DE PARTIE PROPERTY: Grace Bay Club

JOB OVERVIEW: Ensure that all stocks are kept under optimum condition, mise-en-place is always freshly prepared and on time, dishes are being prepared to the correct recipe and to the correct quantity, dishes reach the hot plate or passé correctly garnished, the correct portion and size, presented on the correct serving dish in the prescribed manner. Must attend all training classes required. Report any shortages promptly to the Sous Chefs. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Language skills required: read, write and speak English. Formal training in culinary arts considered highly desirable. Food and wine knowledge and creativity. At least 6 years practical culinary experience. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Stand and walk, stoop, bend or crouch. Occasionally lift and/or move to 50 pounds. Schedule varies. Full time. Week-end and holiday work required This position is currently held by an expatriate worker Qualified Islanders need only to apply copying applications to the Commissioner of Labour & Work Permit Board Zone 2 Salary Range: $24,000 - $26,000 per annum Interested persons can contact our Human Resources Department no later than November 22, 2019

@ (649) 946-5050 Ext. 1020 Email: humanresources@gracebayclub.com Fax: (649) 946-5758 P.O. Box 128 Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies

OLEM SEIDE ISLAND DRYWALL FINISH Timber Crest, Kew Town Is seeking to employ a

DRYWALL WORKER

Installing wallboards to ceilings or to interior walls of buildings and applying plaster. Smooths out imperfections with trowels and shackle. Applies coats of compound after panels are mounted to walls or ceiling. Salary: $10 hourly

CONTACT: 341-1944

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19375

CLASSIFIEDS 47 PACIENCE CONSTRUCTION Rigby Road, Five Cays Is seeking to employ a

STEEL MAN

ROM GROUP LTD.

Bottle Creek, North Caicos Is seeking to employ a

LABOURER

Build and install iron or steel girders, columns, and other construction materials to form buildings, bridges, and other structures. Cut, position, and bolt down steel bars to reinforce concrete. Make, weld, and cut structural metal. Salary: $8 hourly

• Cleaning outside the property with sweeper, pick up yard waste and collect leaves, dispose of trash, clean windows, door frames. Cares for garden • To work 6 days a week. Salary: $6.25 hourly

CONTACT: 3459151 OR 241-3577

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

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

CONTACT: 241-8373

19374

SENIOR CLIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGER CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL BANKING Annual Salary: $75,250 – $119,550

The Senior Relationship Manager manages an assigned portfolio of accounts in the Bank’s Commercial Department to achieve profitable growth at acceptable risk in loans, deposits, and other commercial services. The incumbent also provides service to customers who meet the Bank’s Scotia Service and Complaint Resolution Standards.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

• Promotes the development and profitable growth of the commercial banking portfolio in the assigned • market area • Pursues an aggressive business development program within the assigned market area according to the agreed growth objectives. • Builds and maintains a high market profile in the assigned market area with both internal and external contacts. • Ensures all aspects of assigned relationships receive ongoing attention, as required to maintain, improve, grow and retain the relationship. • Safeguards the Bank’s assets and liabilities. • Executes the Branch Compliance responsibilities as reflected in documented policies and procedures • Effectively manage the Corporate and Commercial Banking Department in absence of the Commercial Banking Manager.

REQUIREMENTS

• • • • • • • • • • •

Expert sales/closing skills. Strong networking skills and interpersonal skills Strong negotiation skills Good communication skills (oral and written). Thorough knowledge of relationship building and teamwork skills Thorough knowledge of Bank’s commercial lending and deposit products and services, and customer profitability model to provide integrated financial solutions Ability to conduct due diligence on strength of customer financials Strong PC skills are necessary, including a working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and commercial systems and platforms. Experienced credit skills Leadership and supervisory skills; Graduate Degree and/or work equivalency at least 3 to 5 years commercial banking experience.

Scotiabank offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package with tremendous opportunities for personal and professional growth to the successful candidate.

All applicants who are Turks Islanders are invited to send their resume to the Commissioner and Labor Board. Preference will be given to Turks & Caicos Islanders. Please submit your resume no later than Nov. 22nd, 2019 to:

Pamela Taylor – Human Resource Officer pamela.taylor@scotiabank.com Scotiabank (Turks & Caicos) Ltd. P.O. Box 15, 88 Cherokee Road, Leeward Highway Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands


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TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS

November 9-15, 2019

The Meridian Club on Pine Cay is inviting applications for the following positions:

General Manager

Property includes a hotel and home rental operation, private homes, restaurant, bar, commissary, guest excursion desk, marina, airstrip, maintenance, housekeeping, and K-9 security services. Hours in this position are those necessary for proper operation of the island, 7 days per week, and require full time residence on-island. DUTIES OF GENERAL MANAGER • Responsible for day-to-day management of the resort, including, but not limited to, oversight of a 14-room hotel, rental homes, private residences, restaurant, bar, spa, sports operations and excursions, gift shop and commissary; • Oversee all island operations – internal and outsourced - including, but not limited to, reservations, revenue management, marketing, accounting and budgeting, payroll, IT, human resources, and guest services; • Coordinate with all external business providers; • Coordinate with senior management on homeowner services, marine, airport, security, facilities, staff lodging, plant operations; • Coordinate with governmental agencies and ensure compliance with all applicable TCI laws; • Oversee all hospitality and food and beverage as needed; • Lead cost containment and waste reduction efforts; Report to Board on fiscal management and island operations; Manage all resort and island operations. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR GENERAL MANAGER: Minimum of 10 years of executive General Manager experience in resort/hospitality operations in the Caribbean; Prior experience working at an all-inclusive, private island resort; Prior food and beverage leadership experience; Prior experience supervising residential (live on property) resort staff; Prior experience working with private homeowners and with homeowner-led boards; Experience with budgeting, accounting, forecasting, pricing, revenue management, and cost-containment; Must be willing to work evening and weekends as necessary, remain available for emergencies at all times, and be willing to reside on a remote island on a fulltime basis. *This position is currently held by a work permit holder. The Assistant General manager is responsible for all aspects of operations at the hotel and provides support to the General Manager. ASST GENERAL MANAGER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Assist the General Manager in his day to day operations. • Assign duties to HOD’s and observe performance to ensure adherence to hotel policies and established operating procedures. • Receive and resolve or assists the General manager in resolving guest complaints and service recovery process. • Maintain accurate records including cash flows sheet, guest reports, Direct billing etc. • Assist GM in key property issues including capital projects, customer service and refurbishment. • Builds strong working relationships and communications with hotel staff, HOD’s and other departments to ensure maximum operating effectiveness and fulfilment of special event need. • Provide effective leadership to hotel team members. • Assist the GM in in all aspects of business planning. • All Other duties as assigned by the General Manager or Management. • Strong management skills, ability to appropriately assign or delegate work and authority to others in the accomplishment of goals. And provide coaching, advice and assistance as required. • Available to work when needed, including weekends, holidays, and nights. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR GENERAL MANAGER: A university degree or diploma in hotel management or a related field with experience in opening, managing or re-positioning a hotel with clear track record. Experience in financial accounting, personnel supervision and problem resolutions is a added advantage. Excellent computer system skills. At least 10 years experience in the hospitality industry, with significant luxury and international experience. And at least 3 to 4 years of experience as a Head of the development

or Asst. General Manager or Executive assistant manager.

K-9 Handler

Patrol Cay with K9 security dogs. Train and care for the dogs. Security baggage checks at the docks. Check-in contractors. Monitor and review security cameras. Respond to incidents at all hours.Work weekends, holidays and evenings. Must have emergency first responder training and firefighting training. Utilize K9’s to search for, apprehend and safely detain persons involved in or attempting criminal behavior. Protect all property of island, homeowners and guests. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in military or law enforcement. K9 handler training from a government approved training facility. * Ability to read, write, understand and speak English to ensure comprehension and effective communication with others. Good health and physical condition. Have a good employment record and a clean police record check. Ability to work with and learn computer software. *This position is currently held by a work permit holder.

Chief of Security/ K-9 Specialist

Supervise and direct Security personnel, Patrol Cay with K9 security dogs. Train and care for the dogs. Fill in and cover patrol when handler is off. Security baggage checks at the docks. Check-in contractors. Monitor and review security cameras. Respond to incidents at all hours seven days of week. Work weekends, holidays and evenings. Must have emergency first responder training and firefighting training. Utilize K9’s to search for, apprehend and safely detain persons involved in or attempting criminal behavior. Protect all property of island, homeowners and guests. Coordinate with contractors and island personal IT requests. Discuss safety issues, personal and property, with Homeowners and Guests. Review and recommend the purchase of safety and IT equipment. Give training talks and demonstrations to employees on fire and medical safety concerns. Conduct special projects as assigned by General Manager. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR CHIEF OF SECURITY • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in military or law enforcement. • Minimum of 4 years administration/management experience of Officers and K9s • K9 handler training from a government approved training facility.

Labourers

(b)Two (2) Maintenance Workers: Persons should be skilled in painting and gardening. This position pays $8 dollars per hour. Must be willing to work in any other department, on weekends and holidays without notice.

Housekeeper

Possess a minimum of 4 yrs. in housekeeping experience. Experienced knowledge of housekeeping related chemicals and its correct usage. Must be willing to work on weekends and holidays. Position pays $7.00 per hour. All positions will require you to reside on Pine Cay during scheduled shifts. *This position is currently held by a work permit holder. ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

Interested applicants for the above positions should kindly submit their resumes to: Savitri D. Daniel, Human Resources Manager at hr@meridianclub.com The Meridian Club Human Resources Department can be contacted at (649) 941-7011

19366


November 9-15, 2019

TATTOO ARTIST - TATS N TINGS Applicant must have 5 years experience tattooing, certifications for handling blood borne pathogens, sharps, health and safety practices in tattooing. Must be experienced with all the health laws of North America and Turks & Caicos Islands for tattooing and piercing. This employment contract is for a temporary position. The contract will run for a maximum of 6 months only and will not be for continuous employment. Applicant will be in charge of all tattooing, organizing schedule and receiving payments. Must be willing to work 7 days a week if needed. Wages based on experience - starting wage is $2,000 monthly. This position is currently held by a Work Permit holder, Belongers need only apply.

Applications along with certifications, resume and police record can be dropped of at Tats N Tings, 22B Saltmills Plaza, Grace Bay, PLS, via email to tatsntings@ gmail.com or to the TCI Labour Board. Any questions about employment opportunities can also be directed to Renee at (649) 432-0507.

The Grandview on Grace Bay:

ONE GROUNDS KEEPER/GARDENER • Install/maintain irrigation system • All aspects of plant installation and care. • grounds keeping • Pool maintenance

NEEDED SKILLS:

• 5+ years landscaping

experience • 5+ years Pool/Spa maintenance. • 5+ years working with pesticides. To Work: 7hrs/day six(6) days a week. Annual salary - $14,400 -$18,000 Position held by work permit holder.

Interested Turks & Caicos Islanders should provide resume and cover letter to The Labour Department. The Proprietors Strata Plan#38 #2 Grand Court, Box 845, Providenciales Turks & Caicos Isl. TKCA 1ZZ. T: 649 941-3312

19379

CARL COVERLEY

SAUNDERS POND ROAD GRAND TURK Is seeking to employ a

DOMESTIC WORKER

JUANITA L. SKIPPINGS

PLUMBERC

DOMESTIC WORKER

HOUSEKEEPER

CONTACT: 341-0565.

Orea Alley, Grand Turk Is seeking to employ a

Palm Grove, Grand Turk Is seeking to employ a

Duties: Cleaning mopping Dusting, sweeping and Polishing and other household Chores. Salary: $6.50 per hour.

Duties: Performing a variety of Housekeeping chores such as Sweeping, mopping, dusting and Polishing to ensure all rooms are Madeup and kept tidy. SALARY: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 245-6635

CONTACT: 231-2076

Belongers are asked to Send a copy of their Resume to the Labour Board. This is a first time application. 19357

Belongers are encouraged to Send a copy of their resume To the Labour Board. This Position is currently held by a work permit holder. 19359

Belongers are encouraged to Submit a copy of their resume To the Employment Services Office. This is a first time application. 19363

MOSES AMBRITTON

NATE LIGHTBOURNE

PIERRE CHANCELLOR

MECHANIC HELPER

LABOURER

LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER

West Road, Grand Turk Is seeking to employ a

Duties: To assist the mechanic with Fixing and/ or repairing vehicles and Ensuring they are in road worthiness Standard and any other duties as assigned By management. SALARY: $10.00 per hour

CONTACT: 242-3885

Belongers are encouraged to Send a copy of their resume To The Labour Board. This is A first time work permit application.

19364

N.W. Suburbs, Grand Turk Is seeking to employ a

Duties: To clean and Maintain premises by raking And cleaning yard disposing of Refuse, cleaning windows and doors. SALARY: $6.50 per hour.

CONTACT: 241-2579

(Prepare payroll, place order for the Co. Pay bills, care for staff & customers in absent of Manager, Bank Deposits & more) Quadrilingual is a must (Fluent English, Spanish, French & Creole) 73Princess Dr, The Bight, Provo, TCI $8.00 Hourly, 331-5699 Vacant Position

AUDREY EWING

Belongers are encouraged To send a copy of their Resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held A work permit holder. 19381

Back Salina, Grand Turk Is seeking to employ a

DUTIES:- Performing a variety Of cleaning activities such as Sweeping, mopping, dusting and Polishing. Ensuring rooms are cared For and kept to acceptable standards. SALARY: $6.50 per hour.

CONTACTS: 244-7024

Belongers are encouraged to submit A copy of their resume to The Labour Board. This is a first time work permit Application. 19360

(Cleaning my residential yard Trim trees & flowers, Dump trash & water plants) Salary: $6.50 per hour 47 Palm Cir Loop, Leeward Palms241-7878 Position held by Work Permit Holder

SAINTILMA CHARLES

DOMESTIC WORKER

House chores and kids care Blue hills ,next to French Baptist church House #34 $6.50 per hour , 343-4093 Position held by work permit holder

Belongers are encouraged to apply only. Send all resumes to tciprobusiness@gmail.com & the employment Services.

19368

VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY!! THE LARGEST READERSHIP IN THE TURKS & CAICOS

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMISSION

Belongers are encouraged to Send a copy of their resume To the Labour Board. This Position is currently held by a work permit holder. 19358

KATHLEEN ROBINSON

Duties: Read blueprints Install, fit cut Plumbing pipes. Must be will to work Six days a week. Salary: $12.00 per hour.

MR. GROUPER’S RESTAURANT

ASSISTANT OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

CONTACT: 245-0638

LAUREEN WILLIAMS North Back Salina Grand Turk Is seeking to employ a

TCI PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS SERVICES

GARDENER

Duties: Cleaning mopping Dusting, sweeping and Polishing and other household Chores. Salary: $6.50 per hour.

19385

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDES:

CLASSIFIEDS 49

TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS

Regulating with Honesty, Integrity and Transparency

PUBLIC STATEMENT

Pursuant to section 39 of the Financial Services Commission Ordinance 1st November 2019 TAKE NOTICE that the Financial Services Commission (“the Commission”) has on 10th September 2019 revoked the Company Management License of Diamond Corporate Services Ltd (“Diamond”), having its Registered Offices now or formerly at Courtyard Plaza Leeward Highway Providenciales. The revocation of Diamond’s licence was pursuant to the Financial Services Commission Ordinance as a result of several contraventions of the Company Management (Licensing) Ordinance and the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations and Code. This means that DIAMOND IS NOT LICENSED to act for or on behalf of any individual or entity in the capacity of a Company Manager or Registered Agent pursuant to the Companies Ordinance 2017. If you have a company represented by Diamond, you are advised to take all necessary steps to ensure that your company is represented by a licensed company manager. Please be further advised that all companies are required to be represented by a Registered Agent who must be a licensed company manager; failure to use a licensed company manager may result in the striking off of a company. In the event clarification or additional information is required on this matter, please contact the Financial Services Commission at Tel: (649) 946-5314/2791 or via email at fsc@tcifsc.tc or visit the Company Managers web page at https:// tcifsc.tc/company-managers/ Turks and Caicos Islands Financial Services Commission Niguel Streete Managing Director 19331


50 CLASSIFIEDS Venetian Road, Jamaican Yard, Provo Is seeking to employ a

BABYSITTER

Applicant must be honest, reliable and always willing to work also good with children. Salary: $6.50 hourly

CONTACT: 331-0542

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

19343

ZELDA WILSON

WARD’S CONSULTANCY

WILLIAM PETERSON OUTTEN

November 9-15, 2019

TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS

Acting on behalf of

RIPPLES RESTAURANT

14 Caribbean Paradise Inn, Grace Bay

DOMESTIC WORKER - $6.25 HOURLY Cleaning restaurant, dining room, bar. Contact: 946-5186

YOSHI SUSHI BAR

#20 & 21 Saltmills Plaza, Grace Bay Road

COOK - $7 HOURLY

Prepares for to the specifications of the client. Contact: 941-3374

DELUXE DAY SPA

Provo plaza Unit #5, 963 Leeward Highway

SPA THERAPIST - $6.50 HOURLY Delivering a variety of spa services, in a safe and comfortable manner. Contact: 343-6029

COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION

#53 P.O Box 68, Blue Mountain, Providenciales

WOOD CARVER - $11 HOURLY

Verifies dimension of carving, using rule dividers. Contact: 231-0337

STEEL UNLIMITED

Mary Jane Lane, Blue Hills

STEELMAN - $9 HOURLY

Build and install iron or steel girders. Contact: 341-4502

STEPHEN JENNINGS

Mary Jane Lane, Blue Hills

DOMESTIC WORKER - $6.25 HOURLY

Sweeping, mopping the floor. Contact: 341-4502

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

BREEZY BRAE Grand Turk Is seeking to employ a

MAINTENANCE MAN

Duties: To fix, maintain Building problems and yard Maintenance as necessary. SALARY: $6.50 per hour

CONTACT: 347-6885 Belongers are encouraged To send a copy of their Resume to the Employment Services Office. This is a first Time application.19353

RENANDE LOUIS CHARLES Back Salina, GRAND TURK Is seeking to employ a

BABYSITTER

Duties: Taking care of a Small child which includes: Preparing meals, Feeding, bathing and Cleaning. Must be willing to work 6 days a week. Salary: $6.50 per hour.

CONTACT: 245-3663

Belongers are encouraged to Send a copy of their resume To the Labour Board. This Position is currently held by A work permit holder. 19361

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDER STATUS APPLICATION

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDER STATUS APPLICATION

Your application for grant of Turks and Caicos Islander Status under Section 3 (6) of the Turks and Caicos Islands lmmrgrauon (Amendment) Ordinance 2015 was approved by the Minister of Border Control and Employment on 30th October 2019 with the following decision being made:

Your application for grant of Turks and Caicos Islander Status under Section 3 (6) of the Turks and Caicos Islands lmmrgrauon (Amendment) Ordinance 2015 was approved by the Minister of Border Control and Employment on 30th October 2019 with the following decision being made:

“It approved the commencemen of the procedures as set out in the Immigration (Amendment) Ordinance 2015 fo the grant of Turks and Caicos Islander Status to Mrs. Magalie Jean Moreau Basden”

“It approved the commencemen of the procedures as set out in the Immigration (Amendment) Ordinance 2015 fo the grant of Turks and Caicos Islander Status to Mr. Mark Edmond Mills”

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDER STATUS APPLICATION

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDER STATUS APPLICATION

Your application for grant of Turks and Caicos Islander Status under Section 3 (6) of the Turks and Caicos Islands lmmrgrauon (Amendment) Ordinance 2015 was approved by the Minister of Border Control and Employment on 30th October 2019 with the following decision being made:

Your application for grant of Turks and Caicos Islander Status under Section 3 (6) of the Turks and Caicos Islands lmmrgrauon (Amendment) Ordinance 2015 was approved by the Minister of Border Control and Employment on 30th October 2019 with the following decision being made:

“It approved the commencemen of the procedures as set out in the Immigration (Amendment) Ordinance 2015 fo the grant of Turks and Caicos Islander Status to Mrs. Matilde Castillo Grant”

“It approved the commencemen of the procedures as set out in the Immigration (Amendment) Ordinance 2015 fo the grant of Turks and Caicos Islander Status to Mr. Pedro Espinal Toribio”


November 9-15, 2019 ACHARO HARVEY SOUTH SCHOOL LANE, GRAND TURK Is seeking to employ a

LABOURER

• Manual labour, minor maintenance and repairs. • Must be willing to work 5-6 days a week. Salary: $6.50 hourly

CONTACT: 347-9990

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19208

CRANDEL LIGHTBOURNE 20 CHANDELLE DR., VENETIAN 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: $7.50 hourly

CONTACT: 343-1056

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

19195

TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS DONOVAN FRANCIS PALM GROVE, GRAND TURK Is seeking to employ a

FIRST MATE

CONTACT: 243-0591

CONTACT: 342-2313

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board This position is for a first time applicant 19221

This position is for a first time applicant Belongers are encouraged To send copy of their resume To The Labour Board.

Belongers are encouraged to Send a copy of their resume To the Employment Services Office. This is a work permit renewal Application. 19202

CLOVERLEAF AGENCY

INBOUND/OUTBOUND MANAGER

CABINETS BY BERNARDO

ELBERT’S CLEANING SERVICE

Starting salary: $50k Duties include: Integrate booking software. Logistical strategy. Growth strategies for merchandise and direct sales. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or higher. Bookkeeping experience. Management experience. Web-development training.

WHITBY, NORTH CAICOS 246-7382 Pelican Beach RD, Whitby North Caicos

LABOURER

Job Description: Weeding and cleaning yard, washing windows Work permit is a renewal Rate: 6:50hr 19172

Manicures, artificial nails, gel nails, nail fills, nail repair, and etc. 2 HAIR DRESSERS - $6.25 HOURLY

Shampooing, cutting, and styling hair, and provide hair treatments.

CONTACT: 345- 5137

Belongers are encouraged to apply to the Labour Board These positions are currently held by work permit holders

19185

19222

CONTACT:

Caicos Dream Tours Alexandra Resort Info@caicosdreamtours.com 1.649.231.7275 ATTN: Cam Jacobs Position is open to work permits. Belonger will be given preference

19178

DAMARA INGHAM

• Must speak, read and write English. • Must have a clean Police Record. • Salary is $40,000 per annum • Belongers need on apply • Deadline is November 21st, 2019 • This position is for a first time applicant

19223

NAIL TECHNICIAN - $6.25 HOURLY

CARE TAKER

CONTACT: 243-3201

Send all resumes to the Labor Department and Coco Bistro Grace Bay. Email cocobistro@tciway.tc Contact: 946-5369

2 COSMETOLOGISTS $6.25 HOURLY Shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling hair, and etc.

HOSPITAL ROAD Grand Turk Is seeking to employ a

Cleans and drives the boat. Salary: $7.00 per hour 5 days per week

WINE SOMMELIER

104 Alice & Alice Building, Airport Road

LABOURER

ROSE S. BRICE

Duties: To care for an Elderly person, to cook And clean. Applicant must Be kind and gentle, honest And reliable. SALARY: $6.50 per hour.

#10 Oak Avenue, Grace Bay Road Is looking for a

DOMINIQUE HAIR CENTER

Back Salina, Grand Turk Is seeking to employ a

Duties: To clean and Maintain premises pick up Yard waste and leaves, Cleaning windows and doors. SALARY: $6.50 per hour.

COCO BISTRO

• Assisting wine service to the guest at restaurant • Purchasing of wine and beverage • In charge of Beverage program at the restaurant • Working 44 hours per week and on holidays • Can do wine tasting for guest. Enough knowledge on wines

IDALIA ASTWOOD

D’JUDITH SPA

1 Upstairs Alice & Alice Plaza, Airport Road

NAIL TECHNICIAN-$6.50 HOURLY

Manicures, gel nails, nail fills, nail repair, and nail polishing. Pedicures and acrylic toenails. Contact: 342-7373

JC BEAUTY SALON 1 Upstairs Alice & Alice Plaza, Airport Road

BABYSITTER - $6.50 HOURLY

Babysit clients’ children. Contact: 346-7601

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board These positions are work permit renewals 19228

Prospect #10 Cooper Jack Road, Glass Shack Is seeking to employ a

HELPER

• Help with house. • Must be willing to work 5 days a week. Salary: $6.25 hourly

CONTACT: 246-4668

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19206

DARCIA INGHAM-FORBES HIBISCUS LANE, LEEWARD PALMS Is seeking to employ a

BABYSITTER

Ensuring a safe environment, preparing and giving meals, bathing and dressing children, administering medicine, doing housework, and disciplining children when necessary. Salary: $275 weekly

CONTACT: 241-3881

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19229

#9 Ballpark Road, Kew Town Is seeking to employ a

CLASSIFIEDS 51 ANGY & A BAR AND RESTAURANT

BARBARA AMBRISTER

2 COOKS - $6.25 HOURLY

Sweeping the house, mopping the floor, clean bathrooms, toilets, kitchen, living room, laundering sheets, towels and personal clothing and other house work. Salary: $6.25 hourly

Building # 16 Tropical St., Grace Bay Is seeking to employ

Setting up workstations. Preparing ingredients, cooking chopping and peeling vegetables, cutting meat etc. Cooking food.

DOMESTIC WORKER -$6.25 HOURLY

Cleaning the kitchen and washing dishes.

CONTACT: 442-2633

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19190

BLACK BOY & JEAN TRUCKING

YARD BLACK/ EVANGELIQUE, FIVE CAYS Is seeking to employ a

DRIVER

LABOURER

• Help making cabinets. • To work 5 days a week. Salary: $7 hourly

CONTACT: 331-5858

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

19174

• Transport materials and drive heavy equipment vehicles. • To work 6 days a week. Salary: $9 hourly

CONTACT: 242-3631

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19198

LONG BAY Is seeking to employ a

DOMESTIC WORKER

CONTACT: 246-1371

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19192

BELLE FEMME ROSE

La Vista Azul, Turtle Cove Is seeking to employ a

ESTHETICIAN

Full body waxing facials and makeup services. Salary: $10 hourly

CONTACT: 344-9274

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19176

D&B AUTO

Shamrack Plaza, Industrial Park, Providenciales

Auto Body Repairer

• Must have 5 or more years of experience • Body repair or vehicle modification involving refurbished, replacement, disassembling or welding of sectional metal parts of vehicles such as trucks, autos, vans and other motor vehicle. • Competent on utilizing all required safety equipment and follows proper repair procedures. Keeps personal work area organized and return tools, materials and equipment to designated areas. • Capable of painting surfaces of vehicles using spray-painting equipment, power tools and work aids utilizing specific surface preparation and painting techniques. • Able to inspect panels to be pained for body repair, prepping and/or buffing defect. • Can able to be exposed to fumes, chemicals, high level of dust and noise in repair center. Basic Wage is $10 hourly.

Administrative Personnel

• Must have 3 or more related experience. • Able to repair and gather all payroll data including reconciling timesheets and benefit deduction. • Monitor rental sales transactions, prices and customer confidential records. • Can prepare vehicular damage estimates. • Preferably with prior knowledge on garbage operation. • With excellent customer care skills, including the ability to resolve customer related issues such as overdue rental, delinquent accounts and customer complains in a professional manner. • With strong PC proficiency including the entire Microsoft Office Suite with an emphasis on Excel. Basic wage is $9 hourly

TEL: 941-8438 EMAIL: DNBAUTOPARTS@TCIWAY.TC Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board

19163


52 CLASSIFIEDS HARTMAN RANSCUTT HANDFIELD #281 South Dock Road, Provo TCI Is seeking to employ a

CHIC LASHES & BROWS

GTC LIMITED/BELLA LUNA

Requires an

P.O.Box 543, #6 Grace Bay Road, Providenciales. Is seeking to employ a

COOK - $10 HOURLY

• Must have 5 years experience on the line with Italian Cuisine. • Must be willing to work weekends, evenings and holidays. • Must be available 6 nights a week. • Must speak, read and write English. • Must work well with others and work well under pressure. • Must have a clean police record.

CARETAKER

Taking care of the children. Salary: $6.25 hourly

CONTACT: 649-241-4061

DISHWASHER/KITCHEN HELPER - $8 HOURLY

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board This position is currently held by a work permit holder Application deadline: November 12th 2019 19196

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HOUSEKEEPER

• Performing a variety of cleaning activities such as sweeping, mopping, dusting and polishing. Ensuring all rooms are cared for and inspected according to standards. • To work 5 days a week. Salary: $7 hourly

HERZOG CARIBBEAN LTD. is seeking to employ a

ASPHALT PLANT OPERATOR • Leadership - Oversees and directs a team consisting of a Loader Operator, Ground Man, and Dispatcher to efficiently manufacture and deliver quality asphalt with a positive environment of accountability. • Quality Production - Consistently produces quality asphalt. Matches plant production to meet product demand - Produces accurate mix volumes maintaining correct mix temperature - Maintains appropriate inventory levels of all raw materials • Proactively communicates with HCL team members and customers to maximize quality and efficiency. • Maximize Productivity - Meets daily production plan by meeting HCL labor targets by managing start-up, shutdown, and production times. • Completes all plant preventive maintenance procedures according to schedule and fixes breakdowns. - Welds, cuts, and fabricates steel as necessary - Utilizes mechanical skills/hand tools to proactively spot maintenance issues and take corrective action before they become critical - Troubleshoots mechanical and electrical control issues • All parts of the facility are consistently neat and clean, reflecting positively on HCL’s public image. General Responsibilities • Personally sets an example of

behavior is in compliance with applicable company, state and federal safety regulations including lock-out tag-out, machine guarding, PPE, fall protection, confined space, and fire watch guidelines. • Follows required HCL administrative procedures such as timekeeping and recordkeeping. • Performs all job functions in a manner that ensures the consistent utilization of Standard Operation Procedures. • Controls Training – computer skills, electrical schematic reading skills, piping flow direction and logic, valve operation, and pump operation

QUALIFICATIONS

• Minimum 5 years asphalt plant experience • Clean Police Record • Must have own vehicle to travel to work

CONTACT: 244-1111

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19169

HAIR DRESSER

Shampooing, cutting, and styling hair, provide hair treatments, deep conditioning, permanents, hair coloring, and weaving.

NAIL TECHNICIAN

Manicures, gel nails, nail fills, nail repair, and nail polishing.

HAIRSTYLIST

Shampooing, cutting, and styling hair, hair treatments and etc.

CONTACT JULIAN GARLAND AT 341-5535, 49A COOPER JACK ROAD, AND THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT. This position is held by a work permit holder. 19029

CONTACT: 231-5562

Belongers are encouraged to apply to the Labour Board These positions are currently held by work permit holders

19162

J&C INTERNET CAFE

PREPARING LITTLE MINDS DAYCARE CENTRE

UNIT #4 IBO BUILDING, DOWN TOWN Is seeking to employ a

# 2, Felix Guzman Millennium Highway 333-1114

HELPER

AID WORKERS (3)

Assisting with the supervision of the children during lesson time, snack, and lunch and nap time, responsible for potty training, changing diapers. Assisting with storytelling and singing. Salary: $6.25 per hour.

• Helping the cashiers. • Must be willing to work 6 days a week. Salary: $300 weekly

CONTACT: 341-1021

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19193

RENEWAL & FIRST TIME, BELONGER ARE ENCOURAGE TO SEND RESUME TO LABOUR DEPARTMENT

19182

JAFOOE LIMITED

JEREMIAH MISSICK

Location: Graceway Plaza, Leeward, Highway Providenciales, TCI. Seeking a

2 Norway Rd., Kew Town Is seeking a

CERTIFIED PRINTER REPARIR TECHNICAIN • Salary Range $20,000.00 to $25,000.00 per annum • Candidate must possess a minimum of 5 years’ experience performing installation and repair of Imaging and Printing Device. • Repair experience should include HP, Cannon, Xerox, Brother and Lexmark devices • Proof of Certification required • Proof of Work experience require • Potential candidates will be required successfully complete industry standard testing • Main duties are Device Installation, Device Diagnostics, Device Maintenance and Device Repairs

Please email your resume to info@jafooe.com Telephone; 649.241.1545 interested Turks Islander must copy their Resume to the Labour Board this position is vacant 19216

MASON

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 steps and plasters Salary: $9 hourly

CONTACT: 243-0948

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19203

JAFOOE LIMITED

SKILLS

• • • • • •

IRVIN HARTLAY COALBROOKE Overback, Grand Turk Is seeking to employ a

Overback, Grand Turk

Applicants should be certified in Microblading and Eyelash extension applications. Salary starts at $350.00 per week. This is a mobile beauty service and applicant will attend at client’s home / apartment / condo / villa. Belongers need only apply.

• Must be willing to work weekends, evening and holidays. • Must be available 6 nights a week • Must speak English. • Must have a clean police record.

VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY!!

GREEN DIAMOND SALON

EYELASH/EYEBROW TECHNICIAN

CONTACT: 331-6763

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19177

RESPONSIBILITIES

November 9-15, 2019

TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS

Background in electrical/mechanics Good physical strength Good physical stamina Good manual dexterity Great attention to detail Works well as part of a team

COMPENSATION

• $26K ~ $36K per annum

POSITION TYPE

• Full-Time

Please submit applications to main office at C 5-6 Caribbean Place, Leeward Highway, Providenciales TCI.

18180

Location: Graceway Plaza, Leeward, Highway Providenciales, TCI. Seeking a

COMPUTER REPAIR TECHNICAIN • Salary Range $25,000.00 to $30,000.00 per annum • Candidate must possess a minimum of 5 Year experience in a Computer Science field with repairs • Education: Bachelors in Electronics & Communication Engineering • Experience in programming Languages: Visual Basic, VBA, BASIC, PHP, SQL • Software: Microsoft Office, MAC OS,

LINUX, Windows • Computer Networking, CCNA • Computer Hardware & Software Repair • Level 5 Electronics Repair (Board level repairs) Potential candidates will be required successfully complete industry standard testing. Main duties are Device Installation, Device Diagnostics, Device Maintenance and Device Repairs

Please email your resume to info@jafooe.com Telephone; 649.241.1545 interested Turks Islander must copy their Resume to the Labour Board this position is for work permit renewal

19217


November 9-15, 2019 EL RANCHO RESTAURANT & CAFETERIAS #1496 Victory Cl, Kew Town

WAITRESS

• Take orders and serve food and beverages to patrons at tables in dining establishment. Check with customers to ensure that they are enjoying their meals and take action to correct any problems. • To work 6 days a week. Salary: $6.25 hourly

CONTACT: 331-9854

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

19201

TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS ELC PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES 121 Man O’war Road, Long Bay Hills, PLS Is seeking to employ

3 CLEANERS

• Stocking and supplying designated facility areas, dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning ceiling vents, restroom cleaning etc. • Must be willing to work 5 days a week. Salary: $6.25 hourly

CONTACT: 232-1220

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19170

J AND JF CONSTRUCTION

MASON

PROFESSIONAL HAIRSTYLIST

• Shampooing, cutting, and styling hair, though they may also provide hair treatments, including deep conditioning, permanents, hair coloring, and weaving. • Must be willing to work 6 days a week. Salary: $9 hourly

CONTACT: 244-3054

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19242

JAKARAH PINTA LANE

7A Martha Yard, The Bight Is seeking to employ a

• 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 steps and plasters. • To work 5 days a week. Salary: $10 hourly

FORBES BEAUTY SALON

Unit #3, #14 Timber Crest Road, Dock Yard, Kew Town Is seeking a

LEEWARD, PROVIDENCIALES is currently looking to employ a

MAINTENANCE MAN To maintain their villas in various areas. • Duties: To fix, maintain • Building problems and yard • Maintenance as necessary.

CONTACT: 348-7523

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19191

Must be willing to work with little or no supervision Must have a valid driver’s license Must be willing to work weekends and holidays Must speak English Salary is $7.50hr

Kindly email all resumes to

MARIE@JAKARAH.COM

along with a copy of your driver’s license. This is a first time applicant. Belongers are encourage to submit a copy of their resume to the Labor Department 19236

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A DYNAMIC MOBILE SERVICE PROVIDER SEEKS TO RECRUIT FOR THE FOLLOWING POST:

LABOURER

Reports to: Business Manager. Job Purpose: To carry out general laboring duties. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

A Labourer’s responsibilities include: 1. Loading and uploading of material either into storage or across the property. This will involve manual handling of heavy and/or awkward objects. 2. Adapting to variety of tasks which could include cleaning our properties, organizing storage, cleaning windows and other general duties as required. 3. At all times comply with company policies, procedures and instructions. 4. Contribute to improving the business, protecting and enhancing the reputation of the company, by putting forward new ideas and, when requesting to do so, implementing change.

DEADLINE: Positions open to all qualified Turks and Caicos nationals. Interested applicants can forward their resumes to hrtci@digicelgroup.com. The closing date for applications is November 8, 2019.

CLASSIFIEDS 53

FOUR J’S CLOTHING STORE

Unit #3 Ronnie Plaza, Blue Hills. Is seeking a

G&G CONSTRUCTION

Sales Lady

• Receive payment by cash, and credit cards, Issue receipts, and change. Count money in cash drawers to ensure that amounts are correct. • To work 6 days a week. Salary: $6.25 hourly

CONTACT: 347-6125 Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19231

#570 Blue Hills, Millennium Highway

LABOURER

erect scaffolding, lay out tools, pouring concrete foundations, hand tools to workers, remove all debris, pack up tools, put away any unused materials, and take down bracing and scaffolding. Salary: $7 hourly

CONTACT: 241-2962

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

18828

VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY!! THE LARGEST READERSHIP IN THE TURKS & CAICOS

CHINSON RESTAURANT GROUP

JOB OPPORTUNITIES KITCHEN HELPERS

• General cleaning of the kitchen and pastry room • Assist with prep work and washing utensils • Willing to work weekends and long hours Salary $6.50 per hour Renewal

BAKERS

• Must be able to obtain sanitation certificate • Must be experienced in the production of Jamaican pastries to include all bread products • Must be able to prepare Caribbean cuisines • Willing to work long hours and weekends Salary commensurate with experience Renewal

CASHIER/HOSTESS

• Must be able to work long hours and remain calm under pressure • Clean police record • Ability to multi-task is essential • Must be very honest • Enjoy providing excellent customer service • English plus fluency in at least one other language – Spanish • Salary $6.50 per hour plus tips Renewal

COOKS

• Must be able to obtain sanitation certificate • Must be experienced in the production of Oriential cuisines • Must be able to prepare Caribbean Cuisines • Willing to work long hours and weekends Salary $8.00 per hour Renewal

MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR

• Must be able to work long hours and remain calm under pressure • Performs any combination of the following duties to maintain and conduct minor repairs on plumbing, electrical, cooling systems, carpentry and masonry • Supervise all general labor personnel within the family group • Ensure that the esthetic of all properties is kept in good condition • Monitor building security and safety by performing such are working on doors and checking hazards are not created Salary $36,000 per annum Renewal Please apply in writing with full resume no later than November 23, 2019

The Managing Director Chinson Restaurant & Pastries P.O.Box 293, #14 Savannah Road, Leeward Highway, Providenciales

19183


54 CLASSIFIEDS

November 9-15, 2019

TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS K & J TIRE SHOP

#67 Robinson St., Five Cays Is seeking to employ a

DOMESTIC WORKER

THE GOVERNMENT OF TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A PARTIAL CREDIT GUARANTEE FUND (PCGF) TO SUPPORT ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT IN THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST The Government of Turks and Caicos Islands has applied for financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) towards the cost of a Diagnostic Assessment to Determine the Feasibility of Establishing a Partial Credit Guarantee Fund (PCGF) to Support Enterprise Development in the Turks and Caicos Islands and intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this financing to eligible payments under a contract for which this invitation is issued. Payments by CDB will be made only at the request of Government of Turks and Caicos Islands and upon approval by CDB, and will be subject in all respects to the terms and conditions of the Financing Agreement. The Financing Agreement prohibits withdrawal from the financing account for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, or for any import of goods, if such payment or import, to the knowledge of CDB, is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations. No party other than the Government of Turks and Caicos Islands shall derive any rights from the Financing Agreement or have any claim to the proceeds of the Financing.

Electronic copies of the Expressions of Interest must be received at the first address below no later than 3:00 pm on Friday, 15th November, 2019 (Turks and Caicos Islands time). Also three (3) hard copies should be sent by courier by that deadline; and one electronic copy must be sent simultaneously by email to CDB at the second address below. The sealed envelope containing each submission should include the name and address of the applicant and shall be clearly marked “Expression of Interest – Consultancy Services for the Diagnostic Assessment to Determine the Feasibility of Establishing a Partial Credit Guarantee Fund (PCGF) to Support Enterprise Development in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The Ministry of Finance, Trade and Investment now invites interested eligible consulting firms to submit Expressions of Interest for the provision of these consultancy services.

Following the assessment of submissions, a short-list of not less than three and not more than six applicants will be provided with full terms of reference and invited to submit technical and financial proposals to undertake the assignment. The Government of Turks and Caicos Islands reserves the right to accept or reject late applications or to cancel the present invitation partially or in its entirety. It will not be bound to assign any reason for not short-listing any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest.

Consultants shall be eligible to participate if: (a) in the case of a body corporate, it is legally incorporated or otherwise organised in an eligible country, has its principal place of business in an eligible country and is more than 50 per cent

ADDRESS 1

The Secretary to the Procurement Board Office of the Deputy Governor Waterloo Plaza Waterloo Road Grand Turk Turks and Caicos Islands procurement@gov.tc

LABOURER

• Cleaning outside the property with sweeper, pick up yard waste and collect leaves, dispose of trash, clean windows, door frames. Cares for garden. • To work 5 days a week. Salary: $6.25 hourly

CONTACT: 244-0117

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of CDB’s Guidelines for the Selection and Engagement of Consultants (2011), setting forth CDB’s policy on conflict of interest.

The objective of the consultancy is to assess the level of demand for and the feasibility of establishing a Partial Credit Guarantee Fund (PCGF) that may address the lack of access to finance, which has long been a challenge to small businesses operating in the TCI, made worse after the global financial crisis. The project will have two phases: 1) the diagnostic assessment that will determine whether the PCGF is feasible and 2) If deemed feasible in the first stage, the Consultant’s contract will be amended to include the second stage to design an appropriate PCGF model for the Turks and Caicos Islands. The duration of the assignment is expected to be for a period of six (6) months.

CONTACT: 343-6780

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19175

Breezy Brae, Grand Turk Is seeking a

Eligible countries are member countries of CDB.

The Ministry of Finance, Trade and Investment, the Executing Ministry, now wishes to procure consultancy services to undertake a diagnostic assessment to determine the feasibility of establishing a Partial Credit Guarantee Fund (PCGF) to support enterprise development.

• Cleaning. • To work 5 days a week. Salary: $6.25 hourly

Johnathan L. Roberts

beneficially owned by citizen(s) and/or bona fide resident(s) of eligible country(ies) or by a body(ies) corporate meeting these requirements; (b) in the case of unincorporated firms, the persons are citizens or bona fide residents of an eligible country; and (c) in all cases, the consultant has no arrangement and undertakes not to make any arrangements, whereby any substantial part of the net profits or other tangible benefits of the contract will accrue or be paid to a person not a citizen or bona fide resident of an eligible country.

In the assessment of submissions, consideration will be given to technical competence, qualifications and experience, local and regional experience on similar assignments, financial capability and existing commitments for phase 1 and 2 of the assessment, although the initial contract would be for phase 1. All information must be submitted in English. Further information may be obtained from the first address below between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday.

TURKS AND CAICOS SANITATION BOX50 SOUTH DOCK ROAD UNIT#5 Providenciales

JOHNSON MOBILE MACHANIC

11 Robinson St., Apt 11, Five Cays Is seeking to employ a

MAINTENANCE MAN

fix and maintain mechanical equipment, buildings, and machines. Tasks include plumbing work, painting, flooring repair and upkeep, electrical repairs and heating and air conditioning system Salary: $6.25 hourly

CONTACT: 346-3479

JOHN GRAY

MR. & MRS. JULIS FERDINAND

MASON

CONTACT: 243-6006

KEW TOWN. Is seeking 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. • To work 5 days a week. Salary: $6.25 hourly

CONTACT: 241-2371

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19194

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19211

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT INC.

PERFECT DISH RESTAURANT & TAKEOUT

#192 South Dock Road Is seeking to employ a

PRAISE AND WORSHIP LEADER

• Lead praise and worship team and prepare them for church services. • Must be willing to work 3 days per week Salary: $300.00 per week

CONTACT: 243-5844

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is a First Time work permit holder 19233 19220

19050

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19186

• 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 steps and plasters. • 5 days a week. Salary: $350 weekly

Procurement Officer Procurement Policy Unit Caribbean Development Bank procurement@caribank.org

Telephone 649 946 4925

Emailtcsanitation@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 19199

Bottle Creek, North Caicos Is seeking

ADDRESS 2

MECHANIC

salary: $6.25 5days per week

UNIT #14 107 LEEWARD HIGHWAY, THE BIGHT

COOK - $9 HOURLY

Setting up workstations. Preparing ingredients, cutting meat etc. WAITRESS - $6.25 HOURLY Take orders and serve food and beverages. Check with customers to ensure that they are enjoying their meals.

CLEANER - $6.25 HOURLY Dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning ceiling vents, restroom cleaning etc.

CONTACT: 344-1691 Belongers are encouraged to apply to the Labour Board

19164


November 9-15, 2019 LATINO’S CONSTRUCTION 192 South Dock Road

CARPENTER - $10 HOURLY

Measure, cut, or shape wood, plastic, and other materials

TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS LEROY BROOKS 41A DISCOVERY BAY Is seeking a

ELECTRICIAN

Set up equipment, erect scaffolding, lay out tools, pouring concrete foundations.

Install and maintain wiring, control, and lighting systems. Inspect transformers and circuit breakers. Identify electrical problems with testing devices. Repair or replace wiring, equipment, or fixtures. Salary: $10 hourly

CONTACT: 332-0771

CONTACT: 241-2235

MASON - $9 HOURLY

Mixes mortar; lays bricks and stones and concrete sidewalks; makes and repairs steps and plasters.

LABOURER - $7.50 HOURLY

Belongers are encouraged to apply to the Labour Board These positions are currently held by work permit holders

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19189

KENNETH & SON

MICKCAL LIGHTBOURNE

19241

is seeking to employ

2 LABOURERS Duties will include, washing and greasing off all garbage trucks, all heavy equipments and keeping surrounding areas clean. Work hours are from Mon – Fri @ $6.25 per hour.

Contact # 649 242 8558. Locations: Glass Shack,

Discovery Bay Road, Providenciales. Belonger’s are encourage to send a copy of their resume To the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder. 19026

NINJA CONSTRUCTION

298A Pal Circle Drive, Leeward Palms, Providenciales Is seeking to employ a

LABOURER - $6.25 HOURLY

Set up equipment, run lines for power tools, erect scaffolding, lay out tools, set up forms for the pouring of concrete foundations, and etc.

DRIVER - $9 HOURLY

Transport materials and drive Heavy equipment vehicles.

CONTACT: 231-0538

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19184

658 NELL’S APT., LEEWARD HIGHWAY Is seeking to employ a

DOMESTIC WORKER

• Clean the store, dusting, sweeping, mopping, clean ceiling vents, restroom cleaning, stock shelves. • To work 6 days a week. Salary: $6.25 hourly

CONTACT: 347-7129

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19239

NMY BAR AND RESTAURANT Osbourne Road, Grand Turk. Is seeking

2 BARTENDERS

• To work 6 days a week. • Duties include mixing and serving beverages, serving food and maintaining a clean environment. Salary: $6.25 hourly

CONTACT: 332-5963

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19173

B & M CONSTRUCTION

PROVO STORAGE B2 BEHIND GLASS SHACK

CARPENTER (RENEWAL)

Duties: building roofs and cabinets Salary $10.00 per hour

FINE WOOD LINKER (RENEWAL)

Duties: assembling cabinets Salary $10.00 per hour

FINISH CARPENTER

LUDWIG FULFORD

Domestic Worker

DOMESTIC WORKER

173 Cooper Jack Bay Rd. Discovery Bay Providenciales TCI, Discovery Bay

In search of an experienced person to work in the home caring for children and completing household tasks. Salary $10 per hour. • Must have at least 5 years experience working with children • Must have CPR certification • Must have a valid driver’s licence. • Must be willing to clean and prepare meals as needed • Must speak English and Spanish or French

This position is currently held by a work permit holder Please email resumes to Lise Gula: lisegula37@gmail.com Belongers are encouraged to submit a copy of their resume to the Labour Department 19215

BLU BAR & LOUNGE LTD.

BARTENDER REQUIREMENTS: • Uphold Professional Customer Service • Maintain Bar • Mix and serve drinks • Track Inventory • Clean and organized all areas of the bar • Engaging and outgoing

Interested applicants including Islanders/Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of the resume to the Labour Board Successful applicants will be notified for an interview 19168

Grace Bay Court Suite 101, Providenciales Is seeking to employ a

LABOURER

To clean and maintain premises, assist skill workers on construction sites. Salary: $6.25 hourly

CONTACT: 347-2816

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19177

OFFICE PLUS

Duties: install windows, doors, framing for door moldings and building cabinets Salary $10.00 per hour

DRAUGHTSMAN (RENEWAL)

#112 Leeward Palms, Providenciales

LABOURER (RENEWAL)

Duties: lifting heavy boxes, delivery of office supplies Salary $6.25 per hour Contact: 231-2621

A & P CONSTRUCTION

Duties: must have 5 years experience in Revit, AutoCap #13, Architecture, Lumion Pro 8, Adobe Photoshop Salary $12.00 per hour 19225

personality who enjoys working with the public • Good Computer literacy on POS System • Must be willing to work irregular, long and late hours • Salary US$7.25 per hour

CONTACT: 649 231 2972 OR EMAIL: ADMIN@BLUBARTURKS.COM

OVANDO CONSTRUCTION LIMITED

WATER SPRING STREET BLUE HILLS

PLUMBER (RENEWAL)

Duties: installing pipes and fixtures for bathrooms and kitchens etc. Salary $10.00 per hour Contact: 347-8726

19226

Palm Grove, Grand Turk Is seeking to employ a

• Cleaning, dusting, household chores. • Must be willing to work 5 days per week. Salary: $6.25 hourly

CONTACT: 341-2479

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

19210

MEDINA’S CONSTRUCTION

Is seeking to employ a

acting on behalf of our clients:

(RENEWAL)

CONTACT: 242-3256

DOMESTIC WORKER IN PERSONAL HOME

P & D CONSULTANCY

P&D CONSULTANCY

Acting on behalf of our clients is looking to fill the following positions:

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35 Stingray Street, Cooper Jack Is seeking to employ a

PAINTER

• Apply paints, stains, and coatings to interior and exterior walls, new buildings, homes, offices and other structural surfaces. • Must be willing to work 5 days a week. Salary: $8 hourly

CONTACT: 243-9380

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19187

M&S CRAFT

#4 New Subdivision, Five Cays Is seeking to employ

4 ARTISTS - $7 HOURLY

Painting and creating art.

3 CASHIERS - $6.50 HOURLY

Receive payment by cash, Issue receipts, and change due to customers. Count money in cash drawers to ensure that amounts are correct.

CONTACT: 243-8302

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. These positions are currently held by work permit holders 19200

MARIE-BELLE EVADNE WILLIAMS 303 GOLD AVE, MILLENNIUM HEIGHTS Is seeking to employ a

LIVE-IN CAREGIVER

Help the patient get dressed, eat, bathe and complete light housekeeping duties, such as dishes or folding laundry. Plan, prepare and monitor meals. Run errands, remind patients of medications. Salary: $6.25 hourly

CONTACT: 241-5980

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

19212

NATIONAL COMPANY SERVICES (NCS)

CONSULTANT

DUTIES:

The Credit Union Consultant will be responsible for advising Board of Directors on the requirements for managing all aspects of the formation of the new entity including, satisfying the requirements for licensing, preparation and execution of the business plan, procurement of the core processor and other critical computer hardware and software, hiring of management staff, policy and procedure development and the training of volunteer and staff. Knowledge, Skills and Qualification: The job requires a credit union professional with at least ten(10) years’ experience as the general manager of a credit union and well-developed communication skills necessary for communicating essential information to the Credit Union staff, Board of Directors, and government regulatory agencies, as well as projecting a positive image as representative for the Credit Union. The work requires extensive knowledge of finance and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) In order to effectively advise the Board and supervising the staff. Experience in market analysis and financial forecasting, advanced knowledge in staff supervision and human resource management is also required. Knowledge and support of the Credit Union movement policies and procedures is expected as well as knowledge of applicable Government laws and regulations. These characteristics are normally acquired through completion of a high school education plus and at minimum a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, management, economics and a MBA or MSc. in Accounting or related field. SALARY $36,000-$48,000 per annum. APPLY VIA EMAIL TO:

The CEO, National Company Services, Butterfield Square, Providenciales TCI - tcihrstaff@gmail.com by November 12, 2019. Suitable candidates will be contacted for interview. The position is being advertised for a Work Permit holder.

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PRINCE ALBERT CONSTRUCTION

MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR experience. • University Certificate required. • Work flexible shifts including nights. Emergency on-call. • Must be fluent in English. • Must have exceptional computer and diagnostic skills. • Must be self-motivated, hardworking and reliable. • Pay rate: $13.50/hour. • Currently work permit holder

Location: #11 Village St. Grace Bay, Provo Email resumes to info@pioneertci.com or call 432.1797. Please deliver or fax copy to TCI Labour Office: 649-946-4164

52 Tropical St., Lower Bight Road, Providenciales Is seeking a

CASHIER

• Work alongside job foreman and relieve them during their breaks. • Prepare job quotes, handles customers’ payments, and issue receipts. • Verify identities of customers’ queries and concerns. • Purchase materials needed for the job sites. Salary: $7 hourly

CONTACT: (649) 241-5563

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• Responsible for establishing complete maintenance program for all electronic Commercial Laundry, Dry Cleaning and affiliated equipment such as boilers, compressors, hydraulic pumps etc. • Minimum 10 years experience mechanical and electrical maintenance. • 5 years Supervisory

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Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19227

R GRAY CONTRACTING

Apt #2 Darren Been Apt., South Dock Road Is seeking a

CARPENTER

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: $12 hourly

CONTACT: 441-0268

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19188

S&G CONSTRUCTION

11 Macaw Close, Cooper Jack Is seeking a

PROFESSIONAL CARPENTER

Erect scaffolding, lay out tools and pass to workers, cleanup work sites, clean and put away tools. Take down scaffolding at the end of the day. Assist mason and carpenters. Mix mortar. Salary: $6.50 hourly

CONTACT: 333-1199

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19207

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19240

LIVE-IN CAREGIVER

To facilitate and ensure the smooth processing of medical/health-related Claims to ensure the timely, efficient and accurate payment to contracted providers.

• Duties include household chores, e.g cooking, washing, cleaning etc. • Accompanying employer to therapy and traveling abroad, when needed. • Applicant must be able to work 6 days a week. Wages are $6.00 per hour.

INTERESTED PERSONS CAN CONTACT: 431-4022 TC Islanders are invited to submit their application to the Labour Board

CONTACT: 231-6423

SID ROBINSON

SANDRA E. GARLAND

POSITION SUMMARY-OVERVIEW

LABOURER

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: $10 hourly

Discovery Bay, Providenciales. Is seeking to hire a

PRINCIPAL CLAIMS OFFICER

SALOMON ALTIDOR

OVERBACK, GRAND TURK Is seeking a

112 LEEWARD PALMS, PROVIDENCIALES Is seeking 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. • To work 5 days a week. Salary: $375 weekly

CONTACT: 231-2621

19219

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19204

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Ensures Claims are entered accurately and processed in accordance with established standards. • Suggests improvements to increase efficiency of claims processing. • Ensures monthly reports on departmental activities are prepared on time. • Reviews claims to ensure compliance with documentation requirements. • Ensures that claims are closed in a timely manner for payments. • Maximizes the use of the department’s database to track and write the relevant • Management reports; accesses the main and sub-systems to accurately achieve this end. • Produces accurate claims history reports for provider payments. • Addresses provider and beneficiary queries. • Performs other related duties assigned.

VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY!!

THE LARGEST READERSHIP IN THE TURKS & CAICOS

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

SALARY:

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. All Applications should be addressed to:

Sheena Smith-Yip National Health Insurance Board Salt Mills Plaza Providenciales Turks and Caicos Islands British West Indies Email: recruitment@tcinhip.tc Please ensure the application clearly demonstrates how you meet the noted qualifications as applicants will be screened based on the information provided. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants who applied for any of the above listed positions, do not have to reapply. After submitting application to National Health Insurance Board Human Resource department, Qualified Belongers may also submit a copy of their applications to the Commissioner of Labour & Immigration Board. Deadline for submission is November 10, 2019

19214

#11 SAND CASTLE ROAD, GRACE BAY, PROVIDENCIALES IS INTERVIEWING FOR:

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN CANDIDATES MUST HAVE: • Minimum 5 years Experience • Experience with all aspects of Maintenance/ Engineering operations • Must also be personable, customer service oriented, have strong English verbal and written communication skills,auto • Salary Commensurate with Qualifications & Experience Resumes can be emailed to

eclaude@portsofcallresort.com or dropped off at resort Att Edward Claude Belongers are encouraged to submit a copy of their resume to the Labor Department.

19213

• At least an Associate’s Degree in Business, Finance, Health Administration, Accounts from a recognized tertiary institution. • Bachelor’s Degree in above referenced areas (preferred). • 3 years of relevant job experience. • 1+ years of accounting/finance experience (preferred). • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Working knowledge of the use of personal computing software including spreadsheet applications, Microsoft Office/word processing, and operating systems applications.


STAY SHARP BARBER SHOP

SUNRISE RENTAL/AVIS

Unit 11 Williams Plaza, 22 Lower Bight Road

Cutting, and styling hair, trimming beards, and etc. Clean and sterilize scissors, combs, clippers, and other instruments.

CLEANER - $6.25 HOURLY

Dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, restroom cleaning etc.

CASHIER - $6.25 HOURLY

Receive payment by cash, and credit cards, Issue receipts, and change. Count money and ensure that amounts are correct.

CONTACT: 346-4514

Belongers are encouraged to apply to the Labour Board

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23B COMPASS CLOSE Airport Road, Providenciales Is seeking to employ a

LABOURER

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: $200 per week CONTACT: 231-3892

This position is currently held by a work permit holder Belongers are encouraged to submit a copy of their resume to the Labor Department

19051

LABOURER

• Manual labour, minor maintenance and repairs. • Must be willing to work 5-6 days a week. Salary: $6.50 hourly

CONTACT: 332-1022

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19209

HELP WANTED TIBOR’S MACHINE SHOP

22 Cooper Jack Bay Rd., Industrial Park Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands Is looking to fill the following position:

GAS PLANT OPERATOR

• maintain/operate/gas plants • make repairs on gas plants • minor electrical building repairs/set up • assist owner in building repairs Wage- $9.50 per hr.

INTERESTED APPLICANTS CAN CONTACT 941-5802/ EMAIL YOUR RESUME TO ancha@tiborsmachineshop.com . Or send resume to the Labour Board. POSITIONS HELD BY WORK PERMIT HOLDER; BELONGERS NEED ONLY APPL 19237

ADIALLE SELESTIN MESADIEU #49 Lower Bight Is seeking to employ a

CARETAKER Help the patient get dressed, eat, bathe and complete light housekeeping duties, such as dishes or folding laundry. Plan, prepare and monitor meals. Run errands, remind patients of medications. Salary: $6.50 hourly

CONTACT: 345-1770

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

19252

• Who will be responsible for the daily maintenance of the building and its surroundings. • Must be able to drive a range of vehicles including buses, must be courteous at all time. • Must have excellent customs service skills. • Salary $10.00 hour • All applicants must possess a valid

BEEN CONSTRUCTION 378 Saltmills Plaza Unit #54, Grace Bay Road, Grace Bay, Providenciales. Is seeking

2 MASONS - $9 HOURLY

Lay blocks and plastering.

2 TILE LAYERS - $9 HOURLY

Lay tiles.

CARPENTER - $9 HOURLY

Measure, shape, and cut wood. Build furniture

CONTACT: 231-6921

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board 19250

driver’s license • Willing to work with little or no supervision • Must be willing to work weekends and holidays • Must be able to drive a manual vehicle. • Belongers or PRC holders preferred This position is currently held by a work permit holder.

Please email all application to syrmondg@bayviewmotors.com Bayview Motors Ltd, P.O Box 619, Leeward Highway, Providenciales

19036

TC AGGRESSOR II

THOMAS A. SWANN

Breezy Brae, Grand Turk Is seeking to employ a

THE CONCH SHACK

51 Bay Road, Blue Hills

is currently looking to employ a

2 BARBERS - $9 HOURLY

ALL ABOUT YOU

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SCUBA DIVE INSTRUCTOR/ ENGINEER

• Computer Literate • Living and working on board the vessel up to eight weeks before vacation is scheduled. • Working seven days a week including holidays and Sundays • Knowledge of boat mechanics Salary $500 per week.

Contact: cladagressor@gmail.com | Tel: 231 4030

This position is for work permit renewal Belongers are encouraged to submit a copy of their resume to the Labor Department 19180

TURKS & TACOS

#10 Oak Avenue, Grace Bay Road. Is seeking to employ a

COOK

• Responsible for recipes and planning daily specials • Punctuality and adhering to management schedule • Making sure kitchen is closed properly • Must have 15 or more years if experience • Prepping for meals • Preparing orders as they are place • Cleaning, putting up food delivery orders. Salary: $7 hourly. Must be willing to work 6 days per week

Contact: 946-5369 Email: cocobistro@tciway.tc Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. Deadline for application is November 23rd, 2019

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FIVE CAYS ROAD Is seeking a

WAITRESS

• Take orders and serve food and beverages. Check with customers to ensure that they are enjoying their meals and take action to correct any problems. • 6 days a week. Salary: $8 hourly

CONTACT: 332-5646

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19232

CONTACT: 946-8877

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19230

21 Fresh Ave, Back Road, Millennium Highway Is seeking 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. • 5 days a week. Salary: $6.25 hourly

CONTACT: 2421197 OR 232-7077

Belongers are encouraged to send a copy of their resume to the Labour Board. This position is currently held by a work permit holder 19232

WISE SOLUTIONS LTD.

Location: Graceway Plaza, Leeward, Highway Providenciales, TCI. Seeking a

GRAPHICS DESIGN ARTIST

DUTIES:

BUGALOO CONCH CRAWL

• Preparing the work station. Keeping the kitchen area clean and tidy. • Must be willing to work 6 days a week.

WILSON VALBURN

CAICOS LIVE ABOARD DIVING LTD.

• Must have PADI/SSI Dive Instructors Membership and liability insurance. • Must have specialty ratings • Knowledge of underwater film and photography • STCW compliant • Follow Captain’s instructions with regard to daily boat maintenance/administration paperwork

KITCHEN HELPER - $7.50 HOURLY

• Salary Range $20,000.00 to $25,000.00 per annum • Candidate must possess a minimum of 5 Year experience in the graphics design industry • Education: Bachelor’s degree or Certification in related field • Must demonstrate proficiency or certification in Adobe and or related design software

• Must provide a verified portfolio of completed Graphic Design Work • Potential candidates will be required successfully complete industry standard testing • Main duties are: Client Consultation, Work Planning, Design Concepts, Finalizing Designs, Printing Jobs

Please email your resume to info@wisesolutionstci.com Telephone; 649.241.1545 interested Turks Islander must copy their Resume to the Labour Board 19218 This position is vacant

PHARMACIST WANTED SEEKING A QUALIFIED PHARMACIST FULL TIME. 1. Responsible for providing safe and appropriate pharmacy services in a retail pharmacy. 2. Experience with and knowledgeable of computers and kroll software. 3. Excellent communication skills. 4. Able to work independently. 5. Proficient in English Language. However, a second language will be an asset. 6. Must be willing to work flexible hours, including holidays and weekends in rotation. 7. Be able to manage, supervise, and train pharmacy support staff.

8. To do daily auditing of sales and submit reports, both on a weekly and monthly basis. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 1. Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy from an accredited University. 2. Ten (10) years of experience in retail pharmacy. 3. Eligible for registration with the Health Practitioners Board Turks and Caicos Islands. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Fax your resume to: 649-941-3338 or carolinapharmacy@yahoo.com

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GARISA M. CHARLES Back Salina, Grand Turk Is seeking to employ a

HAIR STYLIST/ BRAIDER

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

COUNTRY MANAGER CABLE AND WIRELESS (TCI) LIMITED

WHO WE ARE Cable & Wireless part of the Liberty Latin America group of companies have operated in the region since the 1870s, always at the forefront of innovating infrastructure and services. Today, our modern fiber fast broadband, mobile, landline and TV services are underpinned by over 50,000 kilometers of the most modern subsea and terrestrial fiber networks in this part of the world. This enables us to offer unparalleled connectivity - the fastest broadband with the latest video content, secure IT solutions, plus mobile services packed with data options – all under a blend of iconic consumer, business and wholesale brands. Like Flow and C&W Business in Turks and Caicos, +Movil in Panama and BTC in the Bahamas. Together, our commitment is to invest and innovate so that we empower our customers and stakeholders to succeed in this connected world. WHO YOU ARE You’re a passionate and dynamic leader who can deliver our commercial strategy in Cable and Wireless (TCI) Limited. You’ll lead the entire Turks and Caicos team and our in-country business plan, driving sales and inspiring the team here to deliver an excellent customer experience, becoming the local customer champion on all matters. RESPONSIBILITIES • Drive and implement the commercial strategy for the country. • Lead in-country business plan coordination and strategy execution. • Implement the 12-month AOP for the Caribbean product suite required to meet the plan for the business. • Ensure that end to end delivery, sale and customer support process and plans are established for product suite in country. • Responsible for country P&L development (exclusive of indirect operating cost) and indirect sales management. • Lead and take responsibility for issues and actions on the Monthly Operations review. • Responsible for board management (where applicable) and direction of all operating company requirements in stipulated jurisdiction. • Manage a positive relationship with local government and regulators. • Responsible for creating good community relationships that are in keeping with overall Caribbean corporate social responsibility agenda. • Grow value added services for the business. • The recruitment, development, and growth of the team members across all commercial lines. • The delivery of monthly; quarterly; semi-annually; and annual revenue and performance targets. YOUR QUALIFICATIONS Ideally, you’ve got the following qualifications and experience: • A bachelor’s degree in a discipline that means you can meet the intellectual demands of the job; and/or equivalent experience. • A minimum of five years’ experience in a senior commercial role in a competitive sales environment • Execution of marketing programs, covering advertising, promotions, pricing and product development • Knowledge of trends in the telecommunications industry with experience of working in a competitive environment. If you’re looking for work with purpose – where you’ll use our innovative products and services to create moments that matter for our customers right across the Turks and Caicos Islands – we want to hear from you. Remuneration based on experience (starting $90,000 per annum) plus Company Pension, Health Insurance and Company performance-related bonus. All suitably qualified TC Islanders are requested to submit applications in writing with full CV and Cover letter to Phebe Warren (Corporate Recruiter) via email at phebe.warren@cwc.com or Cable and Wireless (TCI) Limited’s head office at P.O. Box 78, Leeward Highway, Providenciales, for the attention of Phebe Warren (Corporate Recruiter), by November 18th, 2019. Prospective TC Islander applicants may also lodge a copy of their applications with the Labour Board. Apply now to join our growing company. 19246

EMMANUEL BELIZAIRE Grand Hills, Unit #14 Five Cays Providenciales salary: $6.25

Duties: Braiding, Weaving, Relaxing, Loc, grooming And maintenance, cutting And trimming and styling. Salary: $6.50 per hour.

CONTACT: 247-2001

Belongers are asked to send A copy of their resume to The Labour Board. This is a first Time work permit application.

19380

ADVERTISE

IN THIS SPACE! ONLY

$33

HELPER 5days per week

TELEPHONE - 347-0913

PER WEEK

CALL 946-4664

19049

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NOTICE REGULATION 7 OF THE PHYSICAL PLANNING (DEVELOPMENT PERMISSION) REGULATIONS, 1990

An Application Registered, PR 14497, by BELB EAST DEVELOPMENT LTD has been submitted to the Planning Department for consideration of Outline Development Permission & Rezoning from Low Density Residential (3 Units/Acre) to Tourism Related Developments being a Hotel Development on parcels 61113/410 and 411, Long Bay Hills, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. Anyone wishing to make representations, please do so in writing to the Director of Planning, Department of Planning, Providenciales or Grand Turk within twenty-eight (28) days of publication of the Notice. Notice dated: October 22nd, 2019 BELB EAST DEVELOPMENT LTD. 19058

QUALITY FOOD SERVICES / FOOD WORLD

78 Industrial Road Is now interviewing for the following position:

PURCHASER JOB REQUIREMENTS

• Must have prior experience purchasing Asian products particularly Filipino Products. • Must be have prior experience with Quick Books. • Must be able to speak and write Filipino as such to assist cliental as well as identify the products required to be ordered. • Must be available to work on Holiday, Nights and weekends. Both Saturday and Sunday nights are required with a day off during the middle of the week.

• Must be have experience with Filipino Frozen Products and be able to work long hours inside a FREEZER with temperatures -10 Degrees F or - 23 Celsius . • Must be physically able to consistently lift in excess of 65 pounds or more. • Starting Salary is $7.25 per hour. • Must have TCI valid driver license. • Most work is required by standing for long periods of time and working in an environment that is not air conditioned such as a dry warehouse.

Please apply wihin at the above address or contact 941-7939 or send resume via email to QualityFS@alliedcaribbean.com. Belongers only need apply. 19243


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Sports Interational Diamond League: IAAF cuts 200m and three other events from ‘core’ list DIAMOND League meetings will no longer feature the 200m, 3,000m steeplechase, discus or triple jump at all of its events in 2020. Athletics’ governing body the IAAF said it did research on the popularity of events and wished to cut the length of meetings for a “90-minute broadcast”. There will be 12 disciplines staged at each of the 15 Diamond League meetings. The 3,000m steeplechase and 200m will feature at 10 meetings, while two will stage the discus and triple jump. None of the four disciplines removed from the ‘core’ list will form part of the Diamond League Final in Zurich in September. “Our objective is to create

a faster-paced, more exciting global league that will be the showcase for our sport. A league that broadcasters want to show and fans want to watch,” IAAF president and Diamond League chairman Lord Coe said. “However, we understand the disappointment of those athletes in the disciplines not part of the 2020 Diamond League season.” British sprinter Adam Gemili appeared to show his surprise over the move by tagging the Diamond League Twitter account in a tweet featuring a gif of actor Tom Hanks mouthing “really?”. American world 200m champion Noah Lyles tweeted: “Wow, no 200m.” The 2020 Diamond League begins in Doha on 17 April.

Athletics’ governing body the IAAF said it did research on the popularity of events and wished to cut the length of meetings for a “90-minute broadcast”.

The IAAF said its decision followed research on the popularity of events which was conducted in China, France, South Africa and the USA, while surveys were carried out in Belgium, Great Britain and Switzerland. Click-throughs on Diamond League social media

videos also helped guide the governing body. Discus, triple jump and the 3,000m steeplechase ranked lowest in terms of popularity, while the 200m was taken

off the core list as organisers felt its inclusion alongside the 100m meant the schedule would be “too congested, particularly in an Olympic Games year”.

Former world 400m hurdles champion Dai Greene tweeted: “There’s no such thing as a boring event, it’s how you present it to the public that’s the problem.” (BBC)

BREWERY PACKAGING SUPERVISOR QUALIFICATIONS:

a) Previous experience in brewery packaging b) Previous supervisory experience c) Must be a brewer

JOB DESCRIPTION:

South Africans celebrate with the Springboks after their nation won the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Springboks’ victory parade brings joy across South Africa FEZAKELE Kolisi was once forced to carry an identity document wherever he went in his own country. During apartheid, black citizens of South Africa were required to carry pass books when traveling outside of their

designated homeland or township. On Thursday, Fezakele’s son Siyamthanda — better known as Siya — begins a four-day journey across South Africa on an open-top bus. He’ll be accompanied by thousands of jubilant

supporters, 30 Springbok teammates and the small golden Webb Ellis trophy he lifted last week as the 2019 Rugby World Cup winning captain. What must he be making of the scenes that developed in front of him today?

a) be responsible for all operations that occur in the packaging facility. b) coordinate with the Production Manager to determine what products are to be processed. c) supervise and lead a permanent staff of 4 packaging assistants. d) ensure proper cleaning, sanitation and purging of brite tanks. e) maintain accurate records of all tank CIPs and maintenance. f) maintain accurate records of all CIPs of packaging equipment. g) maintain accurate records of and preform regular preventative maintenance of all packaging equipment. f) ensure the cleanliness and organization of the packaging facility. g) preform repairs and adjustments to packaging equipment as needed, unless a mechanic is required. h) monitor stock of all packaging supplies and ensure no shortages occur. i) ensure the preparedness of the packaging facility for daily operation. This includes but is not limited to: maintaining a supply of prepared boxes for bottling operations, maintaining a ready supply of crowns, labels, cans and can ends, ensuring the CO2 supply is always sufficient for packaging operations, ensuring all product is carbonated to specification, etc. j) monitor all packaging operations. This includes but is not limited to: analyzing can seams and making adjustments to the can seamer, analyzing dissolved oxygen in packaged product, ensuring labels and date codes are properly applied and accurate, ensuring fill levels of all packaged products are to specification, ensuring products are pasteurized (or not) to specification, etc.

SALARY:

$45,000-$52,000 per year, dependent upon experience


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Turks and Caicos certifies more than 30 coaches with FIBA THE Turks and Caicos Islands Government Department of Sports and the Turks and Caicos Islands Basketball Federation (TCIBF) recently offered two sessions of the level one FIBA coaching course for 31 local coaches at the Gustavus Lightbourne Sports Complex in the island of Providenciales. The course includes practical and theoretical subjects and participants are evaluated in both areas. Participants that successfully complete the course will be officially added to the FIBA worldwide database as level 1 certified basketball coaches. The training was overseen by Nelson

Isley, one of the most respected FIBA instructors, who also played collegiate basketball with North Carolina State and was picked in the 1971 NBA Draft before playing professionally in Portugal, Sweden, Spain, Italy and Luxembourg. He has traveled to more than 130 countries around the world to certify coaches and is considered a basketball missionary. A renowned FIBA instructor, Mr. Isley stated in the inaugural ceremony that the Turks and Caicos Islands are very fortunate to have FIBA provide them an instructor for the workshop when there have been very few countries that have been able to host the course locally.

The aim is the further develop the game on all islands.

Isley congratulated the Turks and Caicos Government for hosting the workshop, as well as the Federation for its coordination and for aggressively influencing FIBA to place Turks and Caicos in their training courses agenda. The Grace Bay Resort Foundation was also commended for their continuous support in the development of the

youth through sports. A second session of workshops and certifications was hosted by the Federation on October 14 for the people of the island of Grand Turk. The Turks and Caicos Government also announced the establishment of a High School Basketball Tournament starting on Tuesday, October 22. Twelve teams

divided in three districts will fight on a regular phase that will last until the month of November when the playoffs will begin before the Final toward the end of the month. The TCIBF has also scheduled a 3x3 tournament supported by FIBA in November, featuring a $1,000-prize for the champion team. (FIBA)

Minister: Unprecedented things happening in sports Minister of Sports Hon. Edwin Astwood is elated with the current position of sports in the Turks and Caicos Islands and has credited his Department of Sport, run by Jarrett Forbes, and functioning federations for the upward movement. “I’ve very happy of the position that sports is in right now, or where it is moving, the federations that have been established have been functioning.” Speaking at a recent press conference, the Minister noted that the Sports Department and by extension the government has been on the ball in sports. “We have been doing unprecedented things in sports here in the Turks and Caicos Islands. “First time ever, you would notice that the High School Basketball Championships which normally would be one weekend. Now is spread across the TCI, where the games commence in South Caicos and so all schools, all islands will be getting a taste of the action. Instead of over one weekend, we’ll be spreading over the course of a few weekends in a few islands. “Mr. Forbes and his team has been doing a wonderful job in the whole TCI. We are very proud of the team and their effort.”

LONG TERM DEVELOPMENT Forbes later noted that the move was an effort to create a sustainable Interscholastic Sports Programme that allows for the long-term development of our athletes and sports teams. “We aim to increase the amount of high quality competitions annually.” He said that over the past years, young athletes could expect just one tournament for the school year, which was the National Championship for that particular sport. “Having only a National Championship without a regular season, has proven to be inefficient and ineffective in encouraging the level of commitment and preparation essential for the gradual improvement of our athletes and sports teams.” “After careful consideration and research, we conclude that adding a regular season of competition over a three month period per sport, will increase the number of quality competition. The proposed increase in quality competition is projected to create a platform for the exponential growth and development of our athletes and sports teams. “What’s also very important about this format is that games will be played in all Islands. For over a decade, the Islands of Grand Turk and South Caicos did not have

Minister Edwin Astwood (middle) share a light moment with Director of Sports Jarrett Forbes (left) and president of the TCI Cycling Federation Shanwell Gardiner.

Official High School Games played there and for North Caicos, this is the first time.” The Director added that the athletes are extremely excited and the communities are even more excited. “This is not just important for the outer Island teams but also for the teams from Provo. At last weekend’s games in South Caicos, there were a number of athletes who had

never been to South Caicos before. By having teams compete for a playoff spot, this will raise the level of preparation, development and performance of our athletes. This gives greater meaning to the games and raises the level of focus, purpose and competition.” This year the Department of Sports and relevant sports governing bodies is having the inaugural football, basketball, softball and

track and field regular seasons of competition. For rugby and volleyball, it will remain as championship only with hopes of adding a regular season in the near future. The Department of Sports will also look to host the Inter Primary National Track and Field Championships annually as opposed to it previously being hosted every two years.


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A number of government and sports officials were present at the launch.

Three charities to benefit from 2019 Premier Cup Golf Tournament THREE charities, including the Duke of Edinburgh Award Programme, will benefit from funds raised during this year’s Premier Cup Golf Tournament. The prestigious event, which was launched on Monday, during a press briefing held at The Palms, in Providenciales, is scheduled for December 7-8.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Programme, will soon be introduced under the Ministry of Education. Also new this year will be the TC Drug Foundation, which will see donations going towards ongoing works at the half-way house. Premier Sharlene CartwrightRobinson, who thanked the participants and the hardworking

Committee led by Mervin Cox Sr. for a successful tournament in 2018, said that the golf tournament is making an impact on youth development. According to information from the Office of the Premier, Premier Robinson spoke on the impact and needs for each charity. Each of the charities focuses on some aspect of youth development, which needs the support of both private

and public sector. Last year’s recipients the TC Aquatics Swim Club and the Cadet Corp Programme (with the largest youth programme, present on all islands with high schools) received their donations. The Cadet Corp will also be a recipient this year. This year’s tournament is set to

commence with an event on December 7, while the Golf Scramble would teeoff at midday on December 8. Ministers Hon. Vaden Williams, Hon. Goldray Ewing and Hon. Karen Malcolm were also present for the launch. Meanwhile, Herzog, the leading sponsor and representatives from the Provo Golf Club also made remarks.

Long Bay and Hartling to battle in Filipino Basketball final LONG BAY Express and Hartling Group were able to erase an opening week semi-final loss against AMS and LDV Warriors to book a spot in their best-in-three finals of the NCS Filipino Basketball League, which tips off from this Sunday at the Gus Lightbourne Sports Complex Court. Since the two finalists had topped the regular season, they needed only one win each in their semi-final battle. AMS and LDV needed to win twice. In the second round of semifinals. Joseph Delfino, who scored 10 points in the fourth quarter, led Hartling Group to a 74-56 point victory against LDV.

Delfino, who came off the bench, finished with 26 points, three rebounds, two assists and three steals. Also leading the charge was Jai Cabrera with 11 points. Cabrera had buried two shots from downtown in the second quarter. LDV, who scored only nine points in the first quarter, was led by Mark Muana, who finished with a game high 27 points, eight rebounds and two steals. Jeaeboy Sayson added nine points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals. Meanwhile defending champions, Long Bay Express were able to register a 12-point win against AMS in the second semi-final. Mark Micabalo contributed to the

Hartling Group registered an emphatic 74-56 victory in their semi-final battle.

75-63 point victory. He just missed a double double after scoring 16 points, to go with nine rebounds, four steals and three blocks. Randy Migote led AMS with 18 points, nine rebounds, three blocks,

three assists and two steals, while Jhun Roxas finished with 11 points, five rebounds and two steals. Game one will be followed by a third place battle between AMS and LDV. The follow week will have

a three-point shootout prior to the finals clash. In the opening semi-final round, AMS had defeated Long Bay by a score of 80-72, while LDV had beaten Hartling Group 90-77.


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