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Weekly News Volume 27 | No. 16| April 27 - May 3, 2013

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Turks and Caicos


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Anti-money laundering seminar PAGE


THE FINANCIAL Services Commission (FSC), on Thursday, hosted an anti-money laundering seminar at the Regent Palms’ conference room – an effort to raise awareness of the issue and assist practitioners in the sector to develop policies and procedures to combat it.


Students are treated to an underwater eco-learning adventure

Police on the lookout for stolen car 5


still no charges in Kaziah Burke murder PAGE  7


Medical uni gets thumbs up from Planning Board PAGE 7



April 27 - May 3, 2013

April 27 - May 3, 2013






April 27 - May 3, 2013

Financial framework sent to UK Ministers

PREMIER, Dr. Rufus Ewing, reported that the Fiscal and Strategic and Policy Statement (FSPS) was sent off to the UK on Thursday. Cabinet, on Wednesday, considered the final amended version of the FSPS presented by the Minister of Finance and agreed the document and that it should be sent to UK Ministers.

According to Ewing, the budget preparations are continuing with a view to concluding this year’s budget round in June. The FSPS is the framework outlining revenue projections and expenditures and forms the basis on which the budget is developed. It has to be approved by the Foreign and Commonwealth

TCI reducing reliance on UK, Misick FINANCE Minister, Washington Misick, dismissed the possibility of financial worries for the Turks and Caicos Islands. The question was raised following the move by Fitch Ratings to downgrade the United Kingdom's long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) to 'AA+' from 'AAA'. Misick explained that the TCI has been working to reduce its reliance on the UK and has done “a good job” so far. The downgraded credit score translates to an impact to the Turks and Caicos Islands, since it essentially means that the UK government’s loan guarantee to the country is affected. The loan of $170m, at 3.20 per cent, is due to be repaid 2016. The longer term impact of the downgrade on the TCI was not known, but was expected to be far reaching.

However, Misick pointed out that guaranteeing the loan is the extent of the support the UK currently provides to the TCI. According to him, the downgraded credit score was not a surprise, given the economic woes rocking Europe and the UK’s ties to that market. Premier, Dr. Rufus Ewing, added that there is no long term impact for the TCI. He stated that Fitch’s rating reflects the economic troubles in the UK, while in the Turks and Caicos Islands, investor confidence remains high. Fitch’s rating action followed the conclusion of the review of the UK's sovereign ratings initiated on March 22 and resolved the Rating Watch Negative. The previous negative outlook on the UK's sovereign ratings had been in place since March 14, 2012. (VANESSA NARINE)

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Office (FCO) before the new budget can be finalised and debated and passed in the House of Assembly. The last delay in finalising the Fiscal and Strategic and Policy Statement was due to revisions in the area of revenues, where additional financial commitments had to be made. Cabinet met last Wednesday (April 10) and examined in detail a

version of the FSPS prepared by the Ministry of Finance, which included revised estimates for expected revenues from existing sources. Cabinet also discussed options for further tax increases necessary to ensure the expenditure plans for 2013/14 and subsequent years are robust and sustainable. These included the legislative and administrative changes required to broaden accommodation tax to

other tourist related services, a flat rate property tax and a professional service tax with a view to these measures coming into effect from October 1, 2013. Other tax raising options were also considered. The budget is expected to be placed before the House of Assembly in June, according to the Finance Minister, Washington Misick. (VANESSA NARINE)

Need for stronger leadership in tourism - Ewing THE MAIN take away from the 14th annual Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development was the need for stronger leadership in advancing progress in the sector not only nationally but regionally, according to Premier Dr. Rufus Ewing. Ewing returned from the conference this week. According to him stronger leadership will ensure sustainability of the industry as well as address the major challenge of balancing the interest in environmental preservation and developing a tourist product. Another key area to benefit from strong leadership Ewing pointed to was that of the ‘One Caribbean Concept’. He explained that the concept would see the region better marketed and airlift between Caribbean countries improved. “We need to find ways to ensure visitors can move around to get a true Caribbean experience…a more enriching experience,” Ewing said. Asked about the disadvantages of having the entire Caribbean marketed together, given that the TCI is a high-end destination, the Premier likened the concept to a mall where tourists do not have to shop in every store, but have an opportunity to really enjoy the Caribbean experience. The Premier added that tourism, given its regional importance in that it accounts for a significant percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for many Caribbean countries, must be placed higher on the agenda of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). He said: “It is important enough to be addressed at the highest level of CARICOM.” The Caribbean Tourism Organisation has been staging its Annual Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development, otherwise known as the Sustainable Tourism Conference (STC) since 1997. (VANESSA NARINE)

Premier Ewing presents at 14th Annual Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development

Dr. Rufus W. Ewing speaks with Acting Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago the Winston Dookeran

April 27 - May 3, 2013




Anti-money laundering seminar Risk for money laundering ‘fairly high’ – Rawlins


THE FINANCIAL Services Commission (FSC), on Thursday, hosted an anti-money laundering seminar at the Regent Palms’ conference room – an effort to raise awareness of the issue and assist practitioners in the sector to develop policies and procedures to combat it. Legal enforcement consultant with the commission, Marc Rawlins, told the Weekly News that the risk for money laundering in the Turks and Caicos Islands is “fairly high” and the seminar would better equip stakeholders to both recognise that risk and clamp down on any malpractice. The seminar looked at an overview of the nature of money laundering, associated threats posed to the public and businesses, as well as the reputation of the TCI. It also discussed a proposed statement of guidance for the appointment of compliance officers, money laundering and reporting officers. One of the main organisers of the seminar, Rawlins, said the main focus of the seminar, which attracted over 60 participants, was education of the risks of money laundering. “We looked at an overview of what money laundering is, the legal obligation of the practitioners in the financial services sector and development of best practices in the form of policies and procedures to address the risk,” he said. According to him, the risks of money laundering in the TCI are four-fold - customer risk, product risk, delivery risk and country risk.

A section of the financial sector stakeholders at Thursday’s seminar

He said: “If we look at customer risk, what we have is wealthy customers who access high value property or services and we do not always have enough information about that customer to be able to detect whether or not they are using ‘dirty’ money….the list goes on if we look closer.” NOT A PRIORITY Rawlins bemoaned the fact that anti-money laundering efforts are not a huge priority in the TCI, particularly given that the risk is fairly high. He stressed the fact that there is need for this issue to be put on the forefront of awareness. “We are not looking for it, so it is easy for such activities to happen under our nose,” Rawlins said. He added that in this regard, the tangible take away from the seminar is a basic understanding of the

Police on the lookout for stolen car OFFICERS of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force are investigating a robbery and other criminal acts that took place earlier this week. They received a report on Tuesday (April 23) at approximately 11.25pm of a man being robbed at gun point in the vicinity of Granny Hill in Providenciales. Reports are that the three masked and armed men pulled a 30-yearold victim from his car, and forced him to empty his pockets. Stolen were a sum of cash, a cell phone and the vehicle, a Daihatsu Charade with the name ‘Mr. Grouper’ written on the back in yellow.

Fortunately, the victim was not harmed. The suspects were described as dark-skinned black men believed to be within ages of 17 to 25. Up to press time the vehicle was not found, nor the suspects apprehended. The police are asking members of the public with information to call Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1-800-8477. Tips can also be submitted anonymously in English, French or Spanish on either www. or on Facebook as a fan of Crime Stoppers Turks and Caicos. Crime Stoppers tips are received in the USA.

problem, the risks associated with money laundering and a greater awareness. “We do not want the TCI to be known as a money laundering haven…we can lose investors and jobs, among other things,” the consultant said. He underscored the fact that as a regulatory body, the FSC saw the importance of addressing this matter. “The focus has to be on reducing the risk for money laundering in the TCI,” Rawlins said. Deputy chairman of the FSC, Delton Jones, who opened the day’s session, agreed with this. Jones said: “From the board’s perspective, we have to protect the reputation of the jurisdiction and the interest of the public. “We want the jurisdiction to be recognised for a sound and solid legislative framework, high quality services and recognition in the international community for meeting the obligations that are best practice in the sector.” According to him, a proactive approach is the best way to tackle this potentially damaging problem. PROACTIVE The deputy chairman said: “The FSC, as a regulator, has been proactive and has taken a number of steps to better position itself to facilitate the sustainable development of the financial sector in the Turks and Caicos Islands. “Based on an assessment of recent local and regional developments and a number of international reviews by, among others, the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and Toronto Centre, we have drawn up a fiveyear plan to build on regulatory capacity and the capability of our staff. “This is on-going. In parallel with this, we have been working along with stakeholders to modernise the

Deputy Chairman of the FSC, Delton Jones, opens the day’s session

suite of financial services legislation, much of which is outdated. “As a part of the action plan, work continues on new banking, trusts and insurance ordinances.” According to him, the commission’s on-going work will see the TCI taking advantage of the opportunities in a changing sector. “There are opportunities for the TCI to reap benefits from expansion of the sector. “This can happen once we have a commitment to building a world class reputation for the financial sector based on a strong regulatory capacity. “Other successes include high quality standards, market intelligence and timely enactment of new product legislation and carefully targeted marketing and promotional initiatives,” he said. Jones added that the financial services sector is key to the local economy, second only to tourism, and contributing some 11.5 per cent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). “The TCI will have to compete in a very uncertain and yet dynamic international financial landscape. “The new landscape is characterised by new entrants, as more countries see the financial industry as vital to their economic

recovery,” he said. The deputy chairman made it clear that competition in the financial services sector will no longer be based mainly on cost considerations, but on reputation and high service standards. Jones maintained that the seminar is consistent with the commission’s work to enhance the reputation of the TCI by building the capacity of practitioners in the area to increasing international importance and scrutiny. “As a member of the Caribbean Financial Action Taskforce, the TCI is firmly committed to complying with its international obligations,” Jones said. Those present at Thursday’s seminar included head designated non-financial businesses and professions, Paul Coleman; legal counsel Kenisha Bacchus; certified anti-money laundering specialist, Shanta Narineshingh; FSC compliance officers, Teka Roberts and Kylee Simmons; and Officer in Charge of the Financial Crimes Unit/ Financial Intelligence Unit, Dwayne Baker. At the end of the day’s session, the participants agreed on a framework to assist in risk reduction in the area of money laundering.


April 27 - May 3, 2013


A Weekly News column that puts you on the spot for your opinions on the issues of the day

A matter of proactive intervention?

THE ANCHOR of the 220ft yacht was dragged through the coral reef off North West Point on April 1 and 2 resulting in years of marine life growth being lost. The matter is currently before the courts; therefore we are restricted in our comments about the incident. However, the question of protecting the local resources of the Turks and Caicos Islands in now more pressing. How can we avoid such reoccurrences?


Perhaps we should look at confiscation of offending vessels.

A few big fines

We have new marine charts for Provo produced by Wavey Line Publishing of Grand Turk, a private venture. The charts for Grand Turk and Provo are good, for the rest of the islands they are vague. The charts must warn on the depth issue as it relates to reefs. You cannot prevent these large deep draft boats for running up on the reefs, but you can fine them and direct the fines to repairs. A few big fines and the marine industry and their captains will pay attention. We also have commercial freight vessels up on the reefs, one there for years  at North Caicos. Fund their removal and sink them as an artificial reef to protect coast lines without reef or the natural reefs themselves.

Natural resources under attack

It would seem that our natural resources are under some kind of an attack. With two years of growth in marine life lost this is devastating because marine life takes a long to grow and to re-grow after being destroyed.   First of all boatmen, captains, new persons sailing these waters need to be educated in this.   Also penalties in the marine pollution ordinance must be increased, say 10 times. There must also be public awareness of the greater problem and the connection of our pristine environment to our tourism product which is already fragile.   The DECR needs to place more indicators of where reefs are located so that collisions and destruction of this nature could be avoided at all costs.  

Send clear message

One would hope that the courts will deal with this issue expeditiously and address the

problem head on. A message must be sent that no one will be allowed to destroy our environment. It is reassuring that the DECR has and the Attorney General has decided to enforce whatever laws there are. Eco-tourism, green tourism, sustainable concepts are at the heart of TCI's survival and economic strategy. Our future is tied to a beautiful environment and a proper policing of the laws can ensure this.

and to appear as if he were pro military. Games, gimmicks and political stunts are below the Queen, the Queen's representative and that of the Governor's office. Somebody needs to tell the Governor he looks like a joke in the water and what he is doing by diving cannot in any way help the situation.  

Lapse of enforcement sends wrong signal

Get out of the way Governor and let the Ministers do their job. I thought we had elections, November 9, 2012, cussed each out, went through the usual motions of not speaking to each other for a while and for that elected a ‘government’.   Now that we have the Government holding office, they should do what they can to enforce the law, impose penalties and not let the Governor play his usual games siding with Leeward.  

This is the second major environmental damage impacting the TCI and its sacred eco-system. In 2008 the former Premier Mike Misick gave permission to dredge Leeward and reef damage in the area of $100m was sustained. Where is the lawsuit on the part of the people by the Government to recover damages from this loss? Lapses of enforcement like this send the signal and message to all and sundry that TCI is a place if you have money you can come in, do damage, pay your way out and go.  

Why was Todd in the water?

What next is the Governor doing in the ocean, playing games, diving, playing like a charlatan politician, saying that he is inspecting the damage? Diving? Investigating? This is certainly not the role of the Governor! It is a ministerial one and investigating is for the Ministers responsible. It reminds one of the ridiculous ways former US presidential candidate Michael Dukakis looked, riding round in a military tank in the 1988 US presidential elections to garner votes

Seven TC Islanders awarded senior Gov’t positions DEPUTY Governor Anya Williams, on Thursday, announced the confirmation of seven appointments to senior positions in Government. Dr. Nadia Astwood is the new Director of Health Services, Kenrick Kneely the Director of Environmental Health, Shirlen Forbes the Chief Statistician, Anryn Malcolm the Maintenance Manager, Carolyn Dickenson the Gender Affairs Coordinator, Dainer Lightbourne the Director of Planning and Ogail Awad the new Deputy Director of Planning. Williams, commenting on the appointments, said: “I am very pleased to confirm these civil servants in their new senior roles. “This is consistent with my priority of seeking to 'Promote from within' and to develop proper succession

planning within Government.” According to her, with several Head of Department positions having become vacant over the past few years, these persons have acted up in these senior roles for a range of one to three years and have done an excellent job in managing their departments through a rather difficult period. Williams noted that the new Public Service Ordinance (PSO) seeks to remedy situations such as this and to regularise persons’ tenure in Government, whereas in the past persons served for in some cases over five years in a post without having the opportunity to be confirmed in that post. The new PSO provides that where a vacancy exists in an established office and the person who occupies

the office has been acting for a period not less than 12 months and is qualified by virtue of any law in force to be appointed to the office and there is no other person whose qualifications render that person more suitable for appointment, the person who occupies the office shall be entitled to be appointed. The new PSO has also lessened the probation period for new appointments from two years to six months and has set new provisions for staff appraisals, recruitment, promotions and disciplinary procedures. The appointments were made in line with Section 52 of the Public Service Ordinance of 2012. The new ordinance came into effect on October 1, 2012, and has been widely praised among civil servants.

Let the Ministers work

Increase penalties

We must also press the Government to increase penalties and to instruct the Attorney General to enforce the law, not settle. While we are at it, tell the Governor to get out of the way. He is an unnecessary distraction, a game player, a high school type choosing cliques and friends.   Our country, economy, revenues are all at stake and this Governor is just getting in the way.

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Cabinet approved another $22,000 for reef repairs

REPAIRS to the coral reef, off North West Point, are progressing and on Wednesday Cabinet approved $22,000 for continued works – an addition to some $47,000 approved when the incident was first reported. Premier, Dr. Rufus Ewing, reported that the additional finances were made immediately available to fund an independent expert assessment for a thorough survey of the damage caused to a sizeable section of the reef. The assessment will also contribute to the negotiations on compensation. Minister of Environment, Home Affairs and Agriculture, Amanda Missick, told the media that of the initial $47,000 some $8,000 has already been spent to cement the damaged coral, with the remaining funds already committed. Cabinet was also advised that

the DPP is separately progressing a criminal case against the captain and engineer and that DEMA has seized the vessel under the provisions of both the National Parks Ordinance and the Fisheries Protection Ordinance. Benjamin Cameron, Captain on the M.Y. White Cloud, and David Brown, its Chief Engineer, were slapped with one charge each for anchoring a vessel greater than 60 feet in length outside an approved anchoring zone in the Northwest Point Marine National Park and three charges associated with causing anchor damage to coral reef structures. The anchor of the 220ft yacht was dragged through the reef, off North West Point, resulting in significant damages on April 1 and 2. The costs of the conservation and restoration are expected to be recovered from the yacht’s insurers. (VANESSA NARINE)

April 27 - May 3, 2013




Medical uni gets thumbs up from Planning Board AVANT Garde Partners Limited was given conditional approval, another step towards seeing the Turks and Caicos Islands becoming home to the Global University Schools of Medicine and Public Health (GUMED). Premier, Dr. Rufus Ewing, told the media at a press conference on Thursday that the last word on the medical school was that the Planning Board gave its conditional approval

at its meeting on March 28. GU-MED, whose starting investment is approximately $8.4m, reportedly has to receive further accreditation from higher education bodies. It has already received interim accreditation from the Caribbean Authority for Accreditation in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP). CAAM-HP is the accrediting

Man found not guilty of rape JEAN Occilien was found not guilty of sexually assaulting a minor after a four day trial at Providenciales Supreme Court. On Thursday the judge found him not guilty after insufficient

evidence was available to tie him to the heinous act. Due to the nature of the case, the media is unable to disclose specific details. (DAISY HANDFIELD)

authority for the CARICOM countries, to complete the construction and development of its first university facility on Providenciales. The university was the brainchild of Dr. Raul R. Cuadrado, chairman, founder, rector, dean emeritus and distinguished Professor of Public Health, in an effort to meet the urgent need for primary care practitioners and experts in public health. GU-MED’s facilities, to be based in Providenciales, are expected to include housing space for administrative offices, classrooms, seminar rooms and library, will also house an integrated basic sciences

laboratory, a communication and clinical skills lab, and a Centre of Excellence and Research (COE&R). All classrooms and seminar rooms will be equipped for videoconferencing and electronic systems which will allow for realtime demonstrations and interactive teaching and learning. GU-MED will offer a four year allopathic medical course leading to the award of a Degree in Medicine (MD); an innovative Advanced Standing Programme for issuance of MD; degrees for qualified Physician Assistants (PAs), Nurse Practitioners (NPs), as well as qualified International Medical Graduates (IMGs) from approved World Health

Police to have firearm amnesty BY DAISY HANDFIELD

Kaziah Burke

Four still under detention order following death of Kaziah Burke ALTHOUGH there have been no formal arrests for the death of Kaziah Burke who died from multiple bullet wounds on April 13, police have stated that the four suspects who were previously arrested are still under a detention order. Two of the men are in custody for seven more days, one for five days and one for three. Police Commissioner Colin Farquhar spoke on the subject during a press conference on Tuesday. “We still have several on-going investigations, but the homicide investigation, we do have four people that are under detention orders which are providing us an opportunity to continue our

investigations, whether it is ballistics tests and that sort of thing.” Police are still reaching out to the public for any additional information that could help them with the case. “The case is going on very well,” he said, “I can’t say too much about it as it is still an ongoing investigation but what we are appealing for is any witnesses who may have seen something to provide information to the police. “We suspect that there are other people who may have seen things so it’s about gaining as much information as we can in these investigations.” (DAISY HANDFIELD)

Organisation (WHO) schools; and masters and doctorates degrees in public health. Clinical rotations are also expected to be conducted in accredited hospitals in the United States of America, the Caribbean and the United Kingdom. The school, with an accommodation capacity of 100 annually, is also expected to keep its rates competitive, set within the region of approximately $28,500 annually, compared to rates in the United States, which range closer to $40,000. GU-MED is scheduled to be opened in autumn this year. (VANESSA NARINE)

DURING a police press conference held at the police headquarters in Providenciales on Tuesday, officials announced that there will be a gun amnesty from June 1 to July 1. During this period the Royal Turks and Caicos Police Force (RTCIPF) will give residents who hold an unlicensed firearm the opportunity to surrender the weapons to any police station, church, pastor or anyone who has participated in the firearm and weapons safe handling training given by the RTCIPF. Police Commissioner Colin Farquhar explained that no questions will be asked. “Any person who voluntarily surrenders or disposes a location of any firearm, explosion or ammunition during this amnesty period will not be charged with any offences related to illegal possession, custody or control of that firearm, explosive or ammunition. “The guns will have ballistic testing done to remain on files but they will be destroyed. “The idea is that they will call 911, talk to the person and they will be given instructions on where to turn the weapon in.” When the Police Commissioner was questioned on the timing, he explained why June was most suitable. “Although this is urgent in many ways, we want to make sure this is done prudently. “We wanted to start in May but, we want to train our 911 staff on what to tell people when they phone in and also if we’re going to work with the pastors and church leaders we need to meet with them and put them through a proper training process.” Farquhar commented on some

Police Commissioner Colin Farquhar

amendments that will soon be made for persons who already own a firearm and for potential firearm holders. He said: “There will be no high powered guns, such as rifles which will be authorised with the exceptions of legally owned shot guns, there are no large animals or predators in the TCI so there is no justification to owning any type of hunting rifle. “The only exception will be shotguns in particular circumstances, with a valid keep licensed.” Farquhar added that all existing keep and carry licenses will be reviewed by the end of December 31, 2013, and in future they will only be granted in an exceptional circumstance which will include a risk assessment by the police force and a threat assessment of the dangers to that person. “The cost of a keep and carry licence in the TCI is to be doubled to $800. There will be no increase in fee to the keep only licence which

remains in most cases at $400,” he said. The Police Commissioner emphasised the fact that the force was doing the best that it could to try and keep as many illegal weapons off the streets as possible. He said: “We want to keep the keep licence at the rate it is at because we want to promote honest legal ownership; there is just no need for persons to carry a firearm on them in the TCI. “We want all gun owners to be members of the TCI sporting association or a similar responsible gun club. “RTCIPF believes that members of an accredited gun club are more likely to practice and be proficient in the safe handling of their firearms especially in the structural environment of meetings and practices. “So persons with a keep license will be able to obtain a transport permit to travel to an approve gun range or firearm range with their firearm.” He explained that there will be a further review into the ordinance regarding the use of firearms by security companies. “There has been a security ordinance that has been around from about 2007 that has never really been finalised but our intention is as quickly as we can to have that firearm ordinance reviewed and go through the proper processes. “The RTCIPF recognises that there is now a more mature security industry in the TCI with armoured trucks and better trained staff who could be used to move monies to and from banks. “A cultural move from using cash to debit along with increased use of security firms will reduce the need for gun ownership amongst persons.”



April 27 - May 3, 2013


Counterfeit $100 bill circulates in the TCI

Assistant Superintendent in charge of the Financial Crime Unit, Kenville Charles

Police recover thousands of dollars in counterfeit money


A NUMBER of local businesses, especially gas stations on Providenciales, are on high alert after receiving hundreds of dollars in counterfeit money. The cash came from persons paying for different services, mostly with $100 bills. According to officials from the Royal Turks and Caicos Police Force (RTCPF), within the space of just two weeks the force has gotten close to $4,000 in counterfeit notes that were given to them by businesses that were tricked with the fake money. Assistant Superintendent in charge of the Financial Crime Unit, Kenville Charles, said that two Dominican

nationals were arrested in connection with the use of counterfeit money and are both currently on bail. They could face severe charges. He also explained that the money that was in circulation was the slickest imitation to the US dollar that he has seen so far, making it hard for even the counterfeit money detector pen to detect their fraudulence. “Unfortunately because of the quality of the paper itself, the pen would not be able to detect this,” he said. “What has appeared to have happened in the creation of the counterfeit note itself, a crime where two pieces of paper have been put together. “One side would have the front

of the note itself, and the other part would have the back part of the note. “But in the middle of that note there would be a photocopy of the presidential face, so the back copy of the note would have a copy of the presidential face that would show up if you do a testing or examination.” Charles was unable to give specifics as to where the notes originated from but did say that one of their main suspect countries was Haiti. “We can’t say exactly where it is coming from or that Haiti is the origin for the counterfeit notes that are circulating in the Turks and Caicos but what we have noticed from past investigations that we had that there has been some suspicious reasons to believe that some of the

Commissioner speaks out on police accused of gun trafficking BY DAISY HANDFIELD AMONG some of the issues discussed at the police press conference on Tuesday was the belief by many residents that some police officers are involved in gun trafficking and are showing incompetence when it comes to the job. At the police headquarters in Providenciales, Police Commissioner Colin Farquhar took a minute to clear the misperceptions. He said: “Police involved in gun trafficking is the same rumour that we hear all the time, it’s the same as them saying the police are involved

in the jitney trade. “There are always these types of rumours and we take those suggestions very seriously. “We have a professional integrity unit that looks into those so the complaints aren't dismissed they are looked into and we’re doing a good job with the limited resources.” When it came to the allegations of being incompetent, Farquhar also disagreed. “I'm not sure it is happening to the proportion that people are saying. “I think our officers are doing much better than they were

before, not only in preventing crime but also detecting crime and patrolling. “I'll always go back to we could still use more equipment, we’re still waiting on our vehicles, it’s still going through the process but I think that it would makes us a lot better.” The force will be looking for ways to improve their street crime unit. The Police Commissioner added that more heed will be taken of illegal immigrants. He said: “If they are coming in illegally then they are either bringing in illegal goods with them or here for illegal activity.”

notes were actually coming from Haiti. “I can’t say that they were printed in Haiti but they were coming from Haiti to the TCI,” he said. Now that not even the pen can be trusted, the Weekly News asked the Superintendent on some things that businesses and even residents can be on the lookout for when accepting money. He said: “There may be certain things that you can highlight and that can raise your suspicion. “If you have someone coming into your store or your supermarket with a $100 bill and want to buy one

or two items for one dollar or two dollars, you have to be very mindful of the person. “If you examine the note and it is a 1996 series you have to be even more cautious about the particular transaction. “What you can do if you are uncertain, because the pen itself can’t detect the note, you may want to run your fingers across the 100 notation and if it feels very smooth then the note is counterfeit. “If it has that rigid feel to it then the note is real, that’s the simplest test that can be done.”

Marco Travel moves to Grace Bay

PROVO’s popular and longstanding travel agency, Marco Travel, has relocated to Caicos Cafe Plaza in Grace Bay. Chloe Zimmermann, owner and manager, explained that while the previous address at Graceway House had been an excellent central location for Marco Travel customers, the new place in Grace Bay would attract more visitors, as well as serve its large base of established clientele. According to her, many of Marco Travel’s residents and business customers book their trips and vacations because of their confidence in Ms Zimmermann and her staff’s ability to get good deals and give them “peace of

mind”. Zimmermann said: “The peace of mind comes when you can call someone right away to solve unexpected problems along the way far from home. “Even in the age of internet ticketing, nothing beats a human on the other end of a cell phone when things go wrong. “And while we do charge a small fee, we can almost always get a deal that more than makes up for the slight added expense.” Marco Travel opened in 1982 and has since served all of Providenciales through ups and downs in the economy with an experienced and knowledgeable staff.

April 27 - May 3, 2013




Clement Howell emerges as spelling bee champs BY DAISY HANDFIELD OUT of the nine secondary schools that participated in the Dr. Rosita Butterfield National High School Spelling Bee, pupils from Clement Howell defeated their opponents and were crowned the 2013 champions. On Thursday the high schools battled it out at the Gustarvus Lightbourne Sports Complex but, although the competition was stiff, only one school could take home the top prize. Placing in second, right behind the Clement Howell was Kehinda Laborde, from the Raymond Gardiner High School. As for third, this year things were a bit different with two schools, Renard Brown from Maranatha and Vernet Pierre from Helena Robinson, tied for the spot. Clement Howell champ, Arbilene St. Paul, explained her study scheme for the event. “It was really hard and I’m really glad my coach and teacher Ms. Forbes took the time out of her schedule to help me, especially the fact that she prepared me for this and the way that she did it.

“She did it slight differently, she kept throwing words at me like words I’ve never seen and from the list so this really prepared me for the day. Hard work pays off. “I’m very happy, my form teacher believed in me and all of my friends, they came and cheered me on.” Education officer responsible for government secondary schools, Louise Thomas noted that the event was an improvement from last year. She said: “I think we made history today, in the sense that this is the first time that the event was aired live on television. “The students did remarkably well unlike last year when the spellers exhausted the three reserve lists that we had. “I congratulate the Clement Howell High School for what they have done and I congratulate all schools and their coaches.” Thomas added that next year there will be a slight adjustment including the separation of the bonus points, rather than adding them to the points of the individual spellers. The students were awarded trophies and prizes for their achievements and efforts.

Scholarship application deadline imminent MINISTER of Education, Akierra Missick, on Thursday reminded the general public that the deadline for scholarships application is April 30. This financial year, 2013/2014, some $1.2m is allocated for scholarships, including obligations the Government already has, limiting the number of scholarships that can be awarded. To this end, Missick urged applicants to sell themselves in their cover letters, as the

application itself is not enough to do that. Missick reported that current scholarships are for academic institutions in the United States and UK, but acknowledged the potential of schools in the Caribbean and in Europe being used, the first being known for medical and other science based programmes. Some 72 students are currently on scholarship and grant programmes.

Categories in national awards will not be expanded CABINET has decided to not expand the categories in the national awards programme this year, but put the idea up for further consultation with the aim of having a new awards and honours in place ahead of the 2014 National Heroes Day. The decision was made after Cabinet discussed proposed amendments to the National Honours and Awards Ordinance. It noted that at present the range

and eligibility of national awards are limited. Cabinet recalled its decision to create a working group to look into broadening the honours and awards available. It was agreed that to avoid confusion it would be necessary to ensure any future awards or honours created do not duplicate those that can be awarded by other honours systems.

Minister of Education Akierra Missick, champion speller Arbilene ST. Paul, coach Kordell Forbes and principal of Clement Howell High School, Gerald Persaud, holding the winning trophy

Plans resubmitted for juvenile centre THE NEED for a juvenile centre to house young offenders, currently held in the prisons with adults, is a matter engaging the attention of the current administration. Minister of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture, Akierra Missick, at a press conference on Thursday, explained that an application is being resubmitted to the Planning Board. The board met on March 28 and refused the first proposal to establish a temporary juvenile home at Carlsberg House on the Ridge, Grand Turk. However, Missick acknowledged that the first application was rushed given the importance of the centre. She explained that this time round the project is being treated as a regular project and will go through the procedures, albeit lengthy. Representatives from the Turks and Caicos Islands Government (TCIG) are expected to make a pitch to the board when they meet to consider the new application that will clearly outline the focus of the

project. Cabinet, at its meeting on Wednesday, noted its commitment to ensuring that proper process is followed and interested parties are fully informed about the proposal. It agreed to take forward as soon as possible, subject to planning permission and finalisation of budget allocation, the establishment of a juvenile home (place of safety) on Grand Turk as proposed by the Minister of Environment, Home Affairs and Agriculture, Amanda Missick. Earlier this year, the administration came under fire from Leader of the Opposition, Sharlene CartwrightRobinson, who bemoaned the delay in the establishment of a juvenile centre. She called for the administration to take bold steps and address the matter urgently. Cartwright-Robinson: “There are too many issues that remain underrepresented and we believe that there must be real attention paid to

the emergence of gangs and youths in crime. “We cannot afford to lose more youths to prison and a life of under productivity….too many incidences of this sort are not being addressed head on. “We must admit that many of our youths are in trouble and many of our parents need help with them. “It is time that we admit that and put programmes and policies in place to support these homes, our schools and to protect our children sometimes from themselves. “I just want to say to our people that this requires a community effort and we cannot continue to sweep them under the rug and close the doors of our schools to ‘outsiders’ so as to contain the stories.” According to her, legislation to address many of the ‘taboo’ issues must also be put in place. A juvenile centre would provide urgently needed safe and appropriate accommodation while consideration is given to a longer term juvenile home. (VANESSA NARINE)


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Taboo topics Dear Editor, No jobs, high un-employment, failed succession plans, questionable development agreements, imminent taxes, NHIP hospital denial, NIB social assistance; are all taboo or dark-side words when it comes to everyday living (or survival) here in the Turks and Caicos Islands. But taboo words or not, the unemployment state in this country

is affecting every single facet of living, wellbeing and economy alike. But miracles are on the way now that there is an elected government, we are expecting to get help with this unemployment state we are currently in, but getting such help from the government operatives comes with conditions and with prices. Or should I say, if the price is right, such as a lunch invite or a see

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you at the ‘place’ later for pay out? TCIG Labour and Immigration Departments, through elected representatives (MPs) as desired by the electorate, the time has now come when measurable efforts must be placed to guarantee eligible TCIs are working! How do they do this is the topic now being discussed, and hopefully will draw the attention of appropriate stakeholders who will understand the plight and join in the effort of just cause! I now ask the question, do they really want to provide gainful employment and equal opportunity for the potential TCI workers or is this just a classic exercise of bait and switch, show of deceit and overtly control of the system? Do we really think that the Labour Department wants to address the unemployment problem? And if we sincerely do, do we really believe that the Labour Department can fix the problem? For whatever it is worth I invite the general public in a concerted write-in effort to share their views to assist in solving this now national crisis! I honestly believe that the Labour Department really wants to provide equal opportunity, but in all reality, it appears (and some may say it is true) to have such baggage.

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They are so hamstrung with owing repayment of favours that it is almost impossible to systemically implement, monitor and/or enforce for fear of being exposed. Without drawing unwarranted attention or using the big ‘C’ corruption word, we must question the department effectiveness, or should we say clout? So we begin with a recent event that was the brain partner-project of the Labour Department, and what do we get? Shock, disappointment and disbelief not just from the Labour Department, but from all other stakeholders to some degree as demonstrated. Before demonstrating this lapse everybody must first give props to a recent event the Employment Service Department (Labour) and the TCI Hotel and Tourism Association (attending agents) for hosting the employment drive on April 16 at the Gustarvus Sports Centre. And just think about it, day in and day out, these very thousands of job seekers, are in and out the properties of the very organisations (participants with tables in the employment drive) looking for work and are told no work. What will now make them think that at the call of an employment drive announced an hour before the event will get them hired? TCI people cannot be all that stupid, or is it that the attending agents think that TCI are that naïve?

So what were the results of such an event? Total failure and real disappointment would be a kind way of describing results. To add insult to injury the event itself was so poorly attended not even sufficient attendance to be counted on two hands and two feet, and all students. It was not worth the effort so that the potential employers could repeat no, again! And the very sad part about this national spectacle is just that, it is merely a spectacle. And the players are fully aware of it, including our very own Labour Department! Are we just lacking the foresight or is it just the Labour Department does not know what to do, or simply does not want to do the right thing? I think not but who is there to say? Recent events may cause one to think differently as depicted here. I now draw an illustration for case and point to show cause. How is it that a person (expat) from one organisation can be trained and eventually promoted, but when in the same instance, a TCI indigenous (note, I did not say Belongers, because therein too, lies overt selection – locals vs. papers) comes from another organisation with the required equivalent experience in years and function, hiring/selection is denied for lack of experience? This situation is very troublesome, and does need real humane addressing. Yours,

do not have what TCI folks have and they are jealous. St. Vincent is another Tahiti and so are its Grenadines. Union island takes your breath away. They would like to have our tourist numbers but cannot afford an international airport! The Premier’s party has tested the patience of the USA. First it was US drug running; now it is money laundering and assaults on US visitors by the former Premier and possibly a current parliamentarian. How about the use and abuse of the Hollywood star? Now we have the cautions posted by the USA department of state next to our name. Is this a good thing? Washington has said he has Venezuelan investors waiting on him. Venezuela is a country trying to declare war on the USA. Ask yourself what parties’ members cannot travel to the USA and do you want a similar fate? The vision shared among top leaders of the Progressive National

Party is to lead forever a third world country. They care little about the fate of their constituents and only about their next “deal”. No competition for the casino, subsidies and high fares for my brothers business are already in the mix as they hit the ground running. Look around at who has put themselves first and where you are as a ordinary citizen. Tourists and tourism was attacked on the airport road and by the firefighters strike and who claimed credit for that damage. Within 48 hours of the Boston bombing the perpetrators were dead or captured and here in TCI four years after the Inquiry the majority of the rich ministers charged with corruption want to delay by hiding out or using your money to defend themselves. No school or health care improvements. Me first, over and over.

Edward Smith, Providenciales


WE continue to wonder why our Premier, a man without the popular vote, mandate continues to preach independence. He seems consumed with this issue; throwing other priorities to the wind. How to pay down the debts of his mentor former Premier Misick? How to handle the extreme high cost of a health care system, which promised full coverage for everyone and has fallen so far short it has damaged even our primary care? How to address the extraordinary high costs of the hospitals and the exorbitant interest rate on the 20 plus year mortgage? With or without independence

By David Tapfer how do you handle these issues when you ignore them day after day and month after month? We had the 2006 constitution, which gave us independence by tying the governor’s hands, and now we suffer the results for decades to come.


We must ask ourselves what would be the advantage of independence and why are we being pressed for this. The bigger better question is what are the disadvantages? Will this be progress or will Miami be off limits if Doc Ewing were to someday get his wish? Will we lose the use of the dollar and the 10 year visa? If you are the minister of an independent country you will be granted diplomatic privilege. If you are an ordinary citizen, stay home! That is why our Premier feels safe ranting away at the already independent countries of the eastern Caribbean. Their leaders have access to the USA but their people do not. I have been to Dominica, St. Vincent, Grenada, and St Lucia. They

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Ministry of Health recruits more blood donors WITH the increase of horrific car accidents in the Turks and Caicos Islands, especially on Providenciales, the demand for blood is becoming even more constant and essential. Officials from the Ministry of Health hosted a blood recruitment drive on Tuesday at First Caribbean International Bank’s (FCIB) main branch on Leeward Highway. Residents were welcomed to find out their blood group and even donate blood. Medical technologist for the Ministry of Health, Ricardo Missick,

noted that within an hour of the initiative almost two dozen people had turned up. “So far the turnout has been great, we got a lot of people coming and hopefully we can get them to come to the hospital and donate,” he said. “We’re trying to get new donors; we give them their blood type, get their names and their numbers, so hopefully after calling them we can get more people involved. “We just want everyone to come out support because since the hospital

Medical technologists abstract blood from fingertips to verify blood type

opened blood has been vital.” Those who did not get the opportunity to attend are welcome to visit the Cheshire Medical Centre to find out their blood type and assist with blood donation.

Local students visit artificial reef for Earth Day EIGHTY students from Sandals Foundation’s sponsored schools, Enid Capron Primary and Clement Howell High School, were treated to an underwater eco-learning adventure last Friday (April 19). The young enthusiasts were invited to inspect Beaches Resorts’ successful reef ball project. As part of their coral reef studies, the group from the Five Cays school spent an afternoon snorkelling and witnessing the ongoing success of the artificial reef created along the Grace Bay beach in front of Beaches. The students were treated to an up-close observation of the balls, which have already started to encourage growth of natural coral and inhabitation of marine life since the project’s deployment in 2007. In what may be described as ‘giving Mother Nature a helping hand’, reef balls are concrete structures that provide surface area for corals and other organisms to grow while offering a protective habitat for beautiful tropical fishes and other marine species. The structures were designed by the Reef Ball Foundation, a publicly supported non-profit and international environmental nongovernmental organisation working

to rehabilitate marine reefs. Beaches hired a reef ball team - which included TCI residents and volunteers - to install the structures, and then attach corals that were rescued from a reef near the entrance to Turtle Cove Marina. Beaches Resorts water sports department has been monitoring and protecting the reef ball reef system, which has seen tremendous growth over the past year. Public relations manager, Elanor Finfin Krzanowski, who gave a coral reef lesson to the kids, explained the importance of educating students on the resort’s reef ball initiatives. She said: “It is important that we teach students of our environmental initiatives while explaining what Beaches is doing to preserve our beautiful beaches and coral reef systems. “Unfortunately the growing audience is beginning to play its part in the diminishing of the coral reefs. “Our reef ball reef will serve as a reef relief and will inevitably create a new snorkel site for our guests and also a serve as habitat for marine life.” Rachel Taylor, principal of Enid Capron Primary School, said the trip was an unforgettable experience for the grade six students.

“This hands-on, real-life experience has brought theories into reality and also allowed the students to understand the importance of the reef system,” Taylor said. “It is very important for the students to understand the importance of the tourism and how our day-to-day activities could have a massive impact on the life of the ecosystem.” In addition, the students were given educational information on how and why the balls were made, a chart showing the types of fish found in the Caribbean seas as well as an educational quiz. Future plans for the Beaches Resort’s reef ball project will include educational markers to the sites which will help to teach visitors as well as students of the local school about the underwater world as they swim along the artificial reefs. Each marker will be labelled with the names of coral as well as the type of fishes that likely inhabit the area. This Sandals Foundationsponsored environmental outreach is an educational journey that will not only benefit the Turks and Caicos Islands ecosystem and coastal areas, but will serve as an attraction and a learning tool to both visitors and non-visitors alike.

Acting Deputy Commissioner Rodney Adams

Acting Deputy Commissioner reassures the public on non-involvement ACTING Deputy Commissioner Rodney Adams stressed that he is in no way involved in the ongoing investigations into Kaziah Burke’s death. He made the announcement during a police press conference this week after it was revealed that his son is alleged to have been party to the incident. “I know there has been much public speculation about my role as the Acting Deputy Commissioner as it leads to this homicide and other related incidents that family members of mine have been suspects of being involved in,” he said. He explained that he and other police officials had spoken about

the investigation as it relates to him being a part. He said: “We have discussed this matter, the Commissioner and I and Deputy Sullivan, and at the end of the day I have no involvement with these investigations. “They are reporting directly to Deputy Sullivan, and I want to reassure the public that as it relates to the investigations I’m not the person they are reporting to, Deputy Sullivan is. “I just wanted to make sure that this is understood by all and that at the end of the day you know we can all have opinions of situations but, we cannot change the facts, they are what they are.” (DAISY HANDFIELD)



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Friday, April 26 to Sunday, May 5 Friday, April 26

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 Get into the weekend mood with the intense and electrifying Tae-Bo class at Graceway Sports Centre from 6pm to 7pm. Free for fitness members, $12 for non-members. Visit for more information or call 4426349.  Craig Archibold gets the party started at the Regent Palms from 7pm on Friday nights with the sound of classic Caribbean and Motown tunes. Call 946-8666 for details

Saturday, April 27

classes are held every Saturday at Graceway Sports Centre for mothers and their little ones. Mothers, bring your little ones to dance, jump, twist and shake! Children have fun learning movement basics to fun music and mums get a light exercise while spending quality time. Mums and Tots classes begin at 10am and cost just $10. Dads are welcome! Call Shara Bowen on 244-1103 for more details.

Tuesday, April 30

 Every Tuesday - sweet fingers at Horse Eye Jacks' Fish House & Real Beach Bar Fun starts from 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Come out for the best in classic rock, blues and R&B music on the island.

SOME love it, while some hate it, but attending a conference can be the injection you need to boost your business. Sceptics might wonder how you can build your business by sitting in a room with hundreds of strangers or those familiar, listening to speakers drone on about business related issues you already know about. But the smart Entrepreneur knows that conferences can provide unique opportunities to learn, promote your business and establish valuable relationships that can move you forward. TCI Entrepreneurs should not only attend locally held conferences but should make a point of attending a handful of overseas events each year. We are operating in a global village, thus you never know whether your next business partner, customer, employee, supplier or advocate could be the person in front of you in the buffet line at the conference. When I get out of the TCI and out of our culture, I get a different perspective, inspiration and innovation and that's why I have a discipline of attending international events as well. Luckily my fiscal cliff has been

around for years or else I might have become a conference junkie. Once you become an Entrepreneur, you should join entrepreneurs’ organisations, forums and networking groups like TCI Women Entrepreneurs group on Facebook. There is just so much you can learn and extract from these group in your respective industries both locally and on a global stage. And because there are so many to choose from, you must determine where you will derive more value, if you are hungry for knowing what is happening at the cutting edge of your industry, as well as connect with like-minds from around the world. My grandmother used to say “you become who you hang out with." So why not commit to hang out with other Entrepreneurs like yourselves with common goals and challenges. When you attend any conference, have a strategy for getting value: Examine the conference schedule, and identify what sessions interest you, and try not to miss them. Become a sponge, watch, listen and absorb everything. Take notes of strategies that you can implement in your business after the conference.

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Business Consultant and Trainer

If you are a part of other business forums, let other professionals know that you attending the conference, pre-plan who you would like to connect with at the conference. Exchange business cards, brochures, photos etc which makes it easy to reconnect with these persons after the conference. During the discussion session, don’t be afraid to speak up share your opinions, experiences and ask questions. Utilize the networking breaks wisely, sometimes conversations are more valuable than listening to a speaker. Try to avoid the distractions of the phone or other gadgets. Check them during your breaks. Lastly, learn, network but also have fun. Bask in the opportunity to get away from your routine and have fun. Remember that conferences are what you make of them, thus it is important to cultivate a positive attitude towards them, have a plan and you will gain value to help you grow your business. For further information you can contact me at telephone number 231-2486 or email

autism awareness Spectrum of hope – By Nicole Cox  POINT GRACE presents Native Cuisine Night with music by local artist Correy Forbes. Satisfy that longing for native food in an elegant setting, accompanied by live local music.

CAPAA Fundraiser Walk – The Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Association, fundraiser Walk: Walk starts from First Caribbean Bank to Gustavus Lightbourne Auditorium at 10:00am. The 2013 TCI Top Model Contest & Fashion Extravaganza presents ‘Before Couture: An afternoon on Regent Street’. Admission: FREE

Saturday, May 4

 If you are looking for a serene and relaxed way of starting your weekend, bring your yoga mat at Graceway Sports Centre every Saturday at 9am and let David Bowen lead you into the wonderful world of yoga! Amazing fees for an amazing class! More info at 442-6348.

 Cinco De Maya Join the celebration in Turtle Cove for this Providenciales tradition. Come down to the Turtle Cove marina to celebrate this day of Mexican heritage. There will be music, Mexican food, Corona and Sauza Tequila. Fun starts at 7PM and continues to 11PM. Bring your friends and family for this great event.

 Mums and Tots Dance Party

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 The 2013 TCI Top Model Contest! Venue: The Williams Auditorium, Provo
 The 2013 TCI Top Model Contest after party kicks off at Vino Tiempo

Sunday, May 5

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THIS week we continue to look at Eileen Costello’s ‘Is It Asperger's Syndrome or ADHD? Are your child's symptoms related to ADHD or Asperger's syndrome? Learn more about the differences between warning signs, diagnosis, and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Asperger's syndrome’. The article comes from the Fall 2010 issue of ADDitude. Signs Your Child May Have Asperger's Syndrome: More severe forms of autism are often diagnosed in the first two years of a child’s life, but AS is usually diagnosed at a later age. A major reason for that is that children with AS develop language skills more or less on time. While they may have moderate delays in the development of speech, the majority of such children communicate by age three. Asperger's Syndrome Symptoms Checklist: A child with AS might have some or all of the symptoms

listed below. Symptoms are often less severe than in a child with autism: Impaired communication -- verbal and nonverbal · Speech development may be normal or somewhat delayed, but difficulties arise in the functional and social use of language for communication · Impaired use of nonverbal behaviors, including eye contact, body language, and social expressions Restricted repertoire of activities and interests · Narrow interests that are abnormal in intensity and focus (a single TV show, say, or an unusual object, like a vacuum cleaner) · Rigid adherence to nonfunctional routines and rituals (following a strict protocol when leaving the house to go to school)· Stereotyped repetitive motor mannerisms (pacing) Poor Social Interaction · Failure to develop age-appropriate peer relationships (inability to understand the social give-andtake of friendships)· Failure to seek out others to share enjoyment, interest, and achievements (not sharing a good grade on a test or

a just-finished painting with a family member)· Lack of social and emotional reciprocity (not enjoying being with others just for the sake of being together) Why Parents Miss Signs of Asperger's Syndrome: Parents may be slow to pick up on AS in their child. Its subtle combination of symptoms leaves parents wondering if anything is wrong or if the symptoms are part of their child’s personality. A child with an unusual special interest, like the Titanic, may seem delightful to an adult, but odd to another 7-year-old. When a child goes to preschool, social difficulties become more evident. Typically, AS kids are unable to make friends. They have a hard time reading other people or understanding humor. Most children with AS want to make friends, but they don’t know how. Their poor conversation skills and difficulty reading social cues can lead to loneliness and depression as they go through middle school. Look out for the conclusion next week.

April 27 - May 3, 2013

LIME launches the Blackberry Z10 – Customers can win tickets to Alicia Keys concert in Prague THE NEWEST smart phone in the Blackberry line, the Blackberry Z10, was launched by LIME on Tuesday (April 23), coupled with the added attraction of a chance to win tickets to an Alicia Keys’ concert in the Czech Republic. Customers who purchase the new BlackBerry Z10 from LIME will have the opportunity to win one of three trips for two to see Alicia Keys’ ‘Set the World on Fire’ concert in Prague on June 12, 2013. The announcement was made at LIME’s mega-launch hosted at the Gansevoort resort on Grace Bay in Providenciales attended by corporate customers and celebrity guests. The company revealed that the new smart phone would be available from LIME across the region. According to LIME the BlackBerry Z10, running on its data network, makes for a smarter experience for customers.

LIME TCI’s general manager, Drexwell Seymour, said: “We are always looking for ways to delight our customers with unmatched experiences. “With the BlackBerry Z10 from LIME, our customers again have the best value in the region. “And we are excited to go further with a oncein-a-lifetime opportunity to see Alicia Keys live in Prague.” The new BlackBerry Z10 is the first BlackBerry smart phone to launch with the re-designed, re-engineered and reinvented BlackBerry 10 platform, giving customers a powerful and unique new mobile computing experience.

April is set aside as Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Month and during this month, the Weekly News will be brining you stories and tips from social workers in the Department of Social Development and Gender Affairs.

Tips for talking to an abused child

IF YOU have a history of child abuse, having your own children can trigger strong memories and feelings that you may have repressed. This may happen when a child is born, or at later ages when you remember specific abuse to you. You may be shocked and overwhelmed by your anger, and feel like you can’t control it. But you can learn new ways to manage your emotions and break your old patterns. Tips for talking to an abused child: Avoid denial and remain calm: A common reaction to news as unpleasant and shocking as child abuse is denial. However, if you display denial to a child, or show shock or disgust at what they are saying, the child may be afraid to continue and will shut down. As hard as it may be, remain as calm and reassuring as you can. Don’t interrogate: Let the child explain to you in his or her own words what happened, but don’t interrogate the child or ask leading questions. This may confuse and fluster the child and make it harder for

Colonial Insurance Brokers now operates in the TCI EFFECTIVE the beginning of April, Turks and Caicos Islands has a new insurance broker operation. Colonial Insurance Brokers Limited (CIB) officially commenced operations earlier this month and is located at Courtyard Plaza on Leeward Highway. CIB may be new to the island, but the insurance products on offer are not. It is a member of Colonial Group International Limited (CGI), a Bermuda-based company which provides a full range of insurance, investments and employee benefits through its group of specialised companies in Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands. CIB has taken over the business of International Insurance Agency Ltd (IIA), which has been operating in Turks and Caicos under the ownership and management of



Colin and Edna Sterling since 2001. The group and individual medical insurance offered through IIA has been provided by Colonial Medical Insurance, a Bermuda-based company which is a member of CGI. The home, motor and business insurance offered through IIA has been provided by Security and General Insurance, a Bahamas-based company, which is also a member of CGI. The existing relationships between these companies along with the on-going assistance of Colin and Edna Sterling will allow for the seamless transition of the business from IIA to CIB. According to Colin Sterling: “Colonial Medical and Security and General have been trusted partners for a number of years now. “Their claims

services and efficient administration processes have made them a pleasure to work with, both as an agent and a customer. “We are pleased that Colonial Insurance Brokers will continue to offer these products and services in Providenciales.” He added that all clients and services offered by the sister company to IIA, CSC Insurance Brokers, will not be affected in this transition. Alan Peacock, president and CEO of Colonial Group International, said: “CGI’s companies have a reputation for being service-led, offering the best products and services at the best possible price. “Colonial Insurance Brokers is pleased to continue to offer these products and services to customers in Turks and Caicos. “And we look forward to developing and growing in Providenciales.”

them to continue their story. Reassure the child that they did nothing wrong: It takes a lot for a child to come forward about abuse. Reassure him or her that you take what is said seriously, and that it is not the child’s fault. Safety comes first: If you feel that your safety or the safety of the child would be threatened if you try to intervene, leave it to the professionals. You may be able to provide more support later after the initial professional intervention. Another important aspect of this problem to be reminded about is how to prevent child abuse. Safety tips on preventing child abuse:

• Report child abuse to trusted adult. This includes teacher, guidance counselors, social workers and the police • Don’t be afraid to report family members who abuse you, especially if you are threatened. • Never sit on laps in transportations • Sexual advances from adults are against the law. • Do not give hugs and kisses to persons who make you uncomfortable. • Don’t be enticed by common lures such as money, food, clothing and jewelry. • Don’t accept gifts in exchange of keeping child abuse a secret. • Don’t give out personal

information about yourself, your family situation about school, your telephone number or your address on the Internet.

For further information, contact the Department of Social Development in your islands: GRAND TURK at (649) 946-2682; PROVIDENCIALES at (649) 946 4016; SOUTH CAICOS at (649) 946 3211; SALT CAY at (649) 946-6966; and NORTH/ MIDDLE CAICOS at (649) 946-7149.

Child Sexual Abuse is never okay. If you know someone who is being abused you can help by speaking up and reporting any case of child sexual abuse. Break the Silence Against child Sexual Abuse. Speak up and Report


April 27 - May 3, 2013


Regional News

Trinidad National Security Minister Jack Warner resigns

Jack Warner resigned became of a shocking CONCACAF Integrity Committee report

Infrastructure Minister Emmanuel George as the new national security minister. She said Local Government Minister Suruj Rambachan will take over George’s portfolio. Warner’s removal from the Cabinet followed widespread calls for Prime Minister Persad Bissessar to act immediately on the contents of the report of the CONCACAF Integrity Committee that was released in Panama on Friday. The Congress of the People (COP), the second biggest


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partner in the four-party coalition People’s Partnership government, said that Warner, who served as CONCACF president for nearly two decades, should either step down or be removed. COP leader and Legal Affairs Minister Prakash Ramadhar said his party had taken note of the final report of the CONCACAF Integrity Committee after a year-long investigation into allegations against Warner and the former general secretary Chuck Blazer. Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley said while he welcomed Warner’s departure from the Cabinet, he is still critical of Prime Minister Persad Bissessar for “not taking action” to deal with the situation. “What bothers me is the fact that the prime minister has failed to do her duty and reluctantly only after public pressure became too great to bear and the political price too high she has reluctantly allowed Mr Warner to put forth a resignation. “This was no matter

for offering a resignation. There had been many, many instances for Mr Warner’s removal from the Cabinet as the logical thing to do and the Prime Minister protected and promoted him until she can go no further,” Rowley said on television. Former Barbados chief justice Sir David Simmons, who headed CONCACAF’s Integrity Committee, presented the CONCACAF’s congress in Panama with a detailed report into allegations of financial mismanagement by Warner and Blazer, based on documents and interviews with 38 people. Neither Warner nor Blazer cooperated with the investigation. “I have recounted a sad and sorry tale in the life of CONCACAF, a tale of abuse of position and power, by persons who assisted in bringing the organisation to profitability but who enriched themselves at the expense of their very own organisations,” said Sir David.

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governments, trade unions and the employer’s federation of the countries need to meet and discuss this very important issue, as to how can we develop and model a health insurance scheme to benefit the entire population.” Prime Minister Skerrit said that with many people failing to maintain healthy lifestyles, “our population is becoming a very challenging burden on the fiscal situation in the region and governments have very little fiscal space to deal with certain things”. In his address, the host prime minister commended CARAIFA over what he termed its “responsible industry”. He said while countries like the United States and even some European Union countries have had great difficulties with their banks, “the Caribbean and the OECS (Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States) have maintained very strong banking practices and this has in a very large measure safeguarded us from the effect of the banking crisis in the US and in many parts of Europe”.

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THE 27th annual congress of the Caribbean Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (CARAIFA) began on Monday with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit urging regional financial advisors to develop a health insurance scheme for the Caribbean. Skerrit told the more than 130 delegates from 13 Caribbean countries that the cost of medical services in the region had become very prohibitive to many families. He said people with health insurance were also expressing difficulties. “I have seen persons with a million dollars in their bank account and end up having zero because of a health condition. So how do we cater to persons are unable to afford health insurance,” Skerrit said, noting that regional governments were unable to afford the extent of medical services which its citizens need nationally and regionally. “My proposal therefore is that, you in CARAIFA, the




T&T Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar announced earlier this week that her embattled National Security Minister Austin “Jack” Warner had resigned less than 72 hours after the publication of a report by the CONCACAF Integrity Committee that had been deeply critical of the former international football boss. “I have accepted the resignation of the Minister of National Security Mr Jack Warner from the Cabinet of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. “I wish to thank Mr Warner for his service to the government and people of Trinidad and Tobago,” she said. In a brief statement, following an emergency Cabinet meeting at her private home at Palmiste, south of here, Prime Minister Persad Bissessar said that she had advised President Anthony Carmona “to revoke the appointment of Mr Warner” and appoint Works and

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April 27 - May 3, 2013

Regional News



Jamaica cops say cocaine trade resurfacing Karanambu Lodge in Guyana won the Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Award.

Guyana grabs the most awards at regional tourism conference

GUYANA has dominated the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO)/ TravelMole Sustainable Tourism Awards. For the second consecutive year, Guyana bagged three of the six honours at the STC-14 awards ceremony last week. The 2013 awards comprised six categories covering all aspects of sustainability, from overall excellence, to accommodation, community, heritage and biodiversity. The Caribbean Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Award was won by Guyana’s Karanambu Lodge Inc., an eco-tourist destination providing guests with the opportunity to experience the wildlife of Karanambu. The Puerto Rico Tourism Company copped the Destination Stewardship Award, with Conservation International Guyana receiving special mention in this category. Guadeloupe’s Aquarium de la Guadeloupe; Aruba’s Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort; and Sandals

Resorts International were also commended in this category. Winner of the Sustainable Accommodation Award was Tryall Club and Villas in Jamaica where members and guests enjoy the beauty of nature in its many forms: from lush hillsides and vibrant seascapes to abundant plant life and local species. Almost Paradise Cottages and Restaurant in Grenada; Community and Tourism Services Ltd., Guyana; and Accra Beach Hotel and Spa in Barbados received special mention. The Community Benefit Award was won by Bowden Pen Farmers’ Association in Jamaica, a community-based organization in the Upper Rio Grande Valley in the eastern parish of St Thomas with a membership of 27 persons who are divided in two livelihood streams – agriculture and tourism. Guyana’s Aranaputa Community Based Tourism and The Bahamas Cape Eleuthera Island School were also highly commended.

YEARS after they smashed an international drug ring operating in Montego Bay, St James, with help from nationals of one South American country, the Jamaican police say they are seeing troubling signs of a re-emergence of the deadly cocaine trade here. This was underscored by senior investigators probing a multimillion-dollar cocaine seizure in St James on Saturday. A senior investigator attached to the Major Organised Crime and AntiCorruption Task Force (MOCA) revealed yesterday that major players from the same South American country are at the centre of this new enterprise. According to the investigator, the enterprise has been linked to at least three murders, which were carried out to exact revenge for missing drugs. “It appears that the cocaine is coming back and it is as a result of collusion between them (nationals of the South American country) and Jamaicans,” said the investigator, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The investigator estimates that at least 90 per cent of the cocaine, also known as the white lady, coming into the island is from the same South American country and is being sent here for redistribution locally and overseas.

Barbados duo charged with trafficking in five Guyanese women TWO people charged with human trafficking in Barbados involving five Guyanese women appeared in the District ‘A” Magistrates’ Court in Bridgetown on Tuesday and one was granted bail, while the other was remanded. Fifteen of the charges they face were read to them with other pending. The two, Amelia Allison Joseph, 36, of Waterhall Land, Eagle Hall, St Michael; and 22-year-old Keenon Tristan Chase, of King William Street, The City, made an afternoon appearance before Magistrate Deborah Holder, but their charges were so many that, by 3.30 pm, the magistrate called a halt, saying she would read the remainder on Wednesday.

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By that time, she had read 15 of the lengthy indictable charges, five of which were in District B’s jurisdiction (in Christ Church), to the two accused. Those charges were for receiving the five Guyanese women, managing a brothel, harbouring, forced labour

and recklessness as to sexual exploitation. The adjournment, however, saw Joseph, a businesswoman and proprietor of Kisses International Bar, and Chase, the bartender, parting company, as prosecutor Station Sergeant Keith Belle had no objection to Joseph being released, but asked that Chase be kept in custody. Noting that all the charges were serious and that one involved a 17-year-old, the prosecutor explained that he would not be objecting to bail being granted the woman because she was pregnant, but he told the court that Chase was already on bail, on a robbery charge, from the same court.

“I don’t think anything is coming from the other sources (countries),” the senior investigator insisted. In 2008, St Ann businessman Norris ‘Deedo’ Nembhard and four other Jamaican men were extradited to the United States to face cocaine charges. Investigators believed they were part of an international drug ring that also involved nationals from Panama, Colombia and Cuba. National security and police officials believe the multibillion-dollar lottery scam resulted from the vacuum created by the smashing of the drug ring. STASH FOUND IN VEHICLE On Saturday, detectives from MOCA and the Transnational Crime and Narcotics Division, with support from members of

the Jamaica Defence Force, intercepted a vehicle carrying 66 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of $264 million along the Mount Carey main road in St James. Private security providers Guardsman Limited yesterday acknowledged, through its Chief Executive Officer David Whittaker, that the vehicle was from its fleet. The company also confirmed that one of its security contractors was one of the two men apprehended by the police in connection with the massive drug find. Stunned by the seizure, Whittaker told The Gleaner that Guardsman has launched an internal probe to determine if any of its systems had been breached. “We have started our own investigations to see where exactly there was

a breakdown,” he said in response to questions about how the cocaine got into the vehicle. Whittaker could not confirm, up to late yesterday, whether the second man in police custody was attached to the company. He said if it is determined that the man is not attached to Guardsman, that would be a breach of company policy. Investigators said the two men, whose identities are being withheld, would be interviewed and could face criminal charges. General manager in charge of operations at Guardsman, Major Ricardo Blackwood, also sought to distance the company from any involvement, saying “we do not in any way stand for what is allegedly individuals conducting unlawful activity”.

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April 27 - May 3, 2013

fitness Tip 

Dr. Joe LeMoine, is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine physician. He has worked with many international athletes and at many sporting events on the world stage. He currently practices in Providenciales, at Prime Sports Medicine.

Buying Sports Shoes CHOOSING the right shoe can be a daunting task. Here are a few tips that have been provided by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Foot and Ankle Society First of all it is important to decide what you are going to do. Cross-trainers are a decent general shoe, but if you are participating in a specific activity more than twice a week you should buy a specific shoe. A running shoe

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is designed for straight line running with cushion to absorb more shock. A tennis shoe or a basketball has more support for lateral movement. When buying a shoe, be sure to bring the same type of sock you will wear for your sport. Your foot is usually larger at the end of the day or after a workout, so this is the best time to test for size. Speaking of size, be sure there

is finger breadth of room after the longest toe, which for some people it is the big toe, for others the second or third toe. Make sure you can feely wiggle all of your toes. The shoe should be comfortable in the store. There is no breaking in period for sports shoes. Run or walk a few steps, go side to side; the heel should be firmly gripped with no movement inside the shoe.

Grab the shoe at the heel and toe and push. The shoe should flex around the area of the ball of the foot and not in the middle. Assess the cushion to ensure it is soft and pliable. If a shoe is sitting in a box for a year it can lose up to half of its cushion effect. Some shoes will have a date of manufacture on it, something to consider when buying shoes on sale or unpopular sizes.

Some people may need an arch support because they have a high arch or have a tendency to roll to the inside of their foot when running; many sport shoes already have this feature, avoiding the need to by an orthotic. So next time you are in one of those sports stores with hundreds of shoes on the wall, don’t feel daunted, take your time and make a wiser choice.

thiamin (vitamin B-1), vitamin-C, and manganese. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin-C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful oxygen-free radicals.

Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. As a plus, watermelon has everything you need to beat the scorching summer heat.

health Tip 

Watermelons IF you have ever tasted a watermelon, it is probably no surprise to you why this juicy, refreshing fruit has this name. However, alongside of tomatoes, watermelon has moved up to the front of the line in recent research studies on high-lycopene foods. Lycopene is a carotenoid phytonutrient that's especially important for our cardiovascular health, and an increasing number of scientists now believe that lycopene is important for bone health as well. This antioxidant is found to offer protection against colon, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung, and pancreatic cancers. Phytochemicals present in watermelon, like lycopene, as well as carotenoids have the ability to help protect cells and other structures in the body from oxygen-free radicals. Watermelon is also rich in electrolytes and water content, melons are nature’s gift to beat

tropical summer thirst. They are very low in calories (just 30 calories per 100 g) and fats yet very rich source of numerous health promoting phyto-nutrients and anti-oxidants that are essential for optimum health. Watermelon is an excellent source of Vitamin-A, which is a powerful natural anti-oxidant. It is essential for vision and immunity. Vitamin-A is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in vitamin-A is known to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers. Watermelon fruit is a good source of potassium; Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure; It thus offers protection against stroke and coronary heart diseases. Furthermore, it contains a good amount of vitamin-B6 (pyridoxine),

April 27 - May 3, 2013

Lifestyle... GARDENING 



How does your garden grow




Tamika graduated from Florida International University in Miami with a Masters degree in Dietetics & Nutrition. She is a registered dietitian with the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and licensed to practice medical nutrition therapy in the state of Florida. Email Tamika via or with your healthy eating questions.

Yellow leaves on hibiscus plants Hibiscus are sensitive plants that develop yellow leaves regularly for many reasons. Diagnosing the cause of yellow leaves on hibiscus can be frustrating. Hibiscus are temperamental plants. Seasoned growers are used to sudden yellowing or periodic dropping of leaves and tend not to panic, but novice growers can become quite frustrated at trying to diagnose the cause. While the potential causes are many, sometimes there is no cause at all. Watering Hibiscus likes to be kept moist, but not wet. Keeping a hibiscus too wet or dry will cause yellow leaves. Since hibiscus are very sensitive to changes in soil moisture, do not let a plant dry out completely between watering, especially container grown plants. A good rule of thumb is to stick a finger into the soil, and if it is dry to the second knuckle, water. Never plant a hibiscus in an area that is prone to flooding or standing water. There are several Hibiscus diseases that can cause yellowing leaves and leaf drop. Mushroom root rot causes a sudden wilt and death. Remove dead and dying plants with as much of the rootball as possible. Sterilize the soil thoroughly before replanting in that spot. Leaf spot is caused by various fungi and bacteria. Damage is usually minor. The primary control is to remove and destroy all diseased leaves. Nematodes are microscopic worms that can invade and damage the roots of hibiscus, causing yellow and dropping leaves. There is no available treatment for nematodes other than soil sterilization prior to

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planting. Insects that can cause yellow leaves on hibiscus include aphids, spider mites, mealybugs, and whiteflies. Ants always indicate the presence of aphids. Fungus gnats in too moist soil can damage roots and cause leaf drop. Hibiscus scale can suck the juice out of the plant and cause yellow leaves. Always check all parts of the hibiscus plant carefully for pests, including the bark and underside of leaves. Hibiscuses are heavy feeders, but over fertilization can burn roots

and cause yellow leaves. Under fertilization, especially a lack of minor elements such as iron, can cause leaves to yellow. Using a balanced fertilizer with minor elements is recommended. Finally, being such sensitive plants, hibiscus may develop yellow leaves for no reason that can be determined. Experienced growers accept the fact that hibiscus are rather temperamental, and unless there is an obvious cause, do not worry much about yellowing leaves. Luckily, hibiscus grow back lost leaves very quickly in most instances.

Dental Health and Nutrition

IMAGINE you have worked really hard and built yourself a really nice and expensive house, but because of the time involved, you have not spent much time on the outside of the house. The yard needs to be clean, the gate is broken and the house is in general disrepair. It really doesn’t matter how beautiful the inside is because the outside gives the first impression. Let’s apply this same scenario to our bodies. We may exercise and stay fit and avoid foods we think are not good for us but if we don’t pay attention to our teeth and oral health, the rest of it will soon become pointless because we soon won’t be able to eat anything! Our mouth is the gate way to our body and good nutrition starts with caring for our teeth from an early age. According to a factsheet printed by Colorado State University: “The food we eat affects our teeth. At the same time, the health or lack of health of our teeth and gums affects what we can eat.” This is so true because without our teeth we can’t chew foods high in fluoride and Calcium which can lead to poor overall health and malnutrition. Fluoride is the mineral mainly responsible for the formation of strong healthy teeth. Fluoridated water is usually the main source of fluoride in the diet but Fluoride can also be found in fish and teas. On the other hand, bacteria are the main culprit of tooth decay. Bacteria need carbohydrates for food so that it can row and multiply. By cutting back on simple carbohydrates, such as sodas, candies, cakes and cookies, the rate of dental caries can be reduced. Bacteria seem to prefer Sucrose, also called table sugar, but other simple carbohydrates, such as fructose (fruit sugar) and lactose (milk sugar) are easy to ferment and also promote bacterial growth. The Canadian Dental Association suggests the following tips to care for your teeth: Try to choose sugar-free snacks Add less sugar to coffee or tea (or use sugar substitutes). Avoid sugar-sweetened soft drinks. Look for fruit juices and drinks with no added sugar. Read lists of ingredients when you're grocery shopping. Honey, molasses, liquid invert sugar, glucose, and fructose are all types of sugar. Avoid sticky sweets; they cling to teeth and are harder to brush away. Eat sweets with a meal, not as a snack. The increased flow of saliva during a meal helps to wash away and dilute sugar. Carry a travel-size toothbrush and use it after eating sweets. If you can't brush, at least rinse your mouth with water or eat a fibrous fruit or raw vegetables. Many people, myself included, really do not like visiting the dentist but it is something that needs to be done to ensure we have, not only beautiful, but healthy teeth that can last throughout our lifetime. This process of ensuring we have teeth that lasts a lifetime starts even before we see the first signs of teeth formation. ACCU Medical Nutrition is based at Provo Plaza (old Pizza Pizza Building) No. 5, Providenciales. Call 946 8308, 242 3978 or 442 3978.


World News

April 27 - May 3, 2013


Bird flu virus unusually dangerous to humans AS THE death toll from China’s bird flu outbreak rose to 22 with news of another victim in eastern Zhejiang Province, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned the H7N9 virus was one of the most lethal that doctors and medical investigators had faced in recent years. “This is an unusually dangerous virus for humans,” Keiji Fukuda, WHO’s assistant director-general for health, security and the environment told a news conference in Beijing Wednesday. “We think this virus is more easily transmitted from poultry to humans than H5N1,” he added, referring to the bird flu outbreak between 2004 and 2007 that claimed 332 lives. “This is definitely one of the most lethal influenza viruses that we have seen so far.” As investigations continue into the possible sources of infection, Fukuda warned that authorities were still struggling to understand the virus. The WHO said China must brace for continued infections. Fukuda’s warning came as Taiwanese health authorities said they’ve confirmed the first human case of H7N9 in Taiwan -- one they said was imported from China. A 53-year-old Taiwanese man who worked in eastern China

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is expecting her first child later this year.

UK Parliament approves rule change for line of succession H7N9 is very dangerous to humans.

was confirmed to have H7N9 on Wednesday, the Taiwanese Centre for Disease Control said. His condition was described to be severe. He had been traveling back and forth regularly between China’s Jingsu province and Taiwan, health officials said. “According to the case, he had not been exposed to birds and poultry during his stay in Suzhou (in Jingsu province) and had not consumed undercooked poultry or eggs,” the Taiwanese CDC said. Taiwanese health officials said they are screening travelers arriving from China for signs of H7N9. Fukuda, meanwhile, said WHO officials “are at the beginning of our understanding of this virus.”

“(The situation remains) complex, difficult and it is evolving,” he said. So far there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission, the authorities say. “We do want to note, however, that if limited person-to-person transmission is demonstrated in the future, this really will not be surprising,” Fukuda warned, adding that it was critical to remain vigilant, monitoring the virus’s spread and mutation. “We are not sure that the clusters were caused by common exposure to a source of the virus or were due to limited person-to-person transmission,” he said. “Moreover we have not seen sustained personto-person transmission.”

238 dead after eight-storey building collapse in Dhaka At least 238 people have been killed and many more are feared trapped after an eight-storey building collapsed on the outskirts of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, government officials say. Firefighters and army personnel are leading the operation to rescue those caught beneath the debris in Savar. More than 600 people have been injured. The death toll is expected to rise. Building collapses are common in Bangladesh where many multistorey blocks are built in violation of rules. The Rana Plaza building contained several clothing factories, a bank and a market. It collapsed at about 0900 local time (0300 GMT), during the morning rush hour. Grieving relatives have been anxiously waiting outside the collapsed building in Savar. Rescue teams have been working frantically using concrete cutters and cranes digging through the rubble to pull people out. It is still not clear how many people are trapped inside, although

The army is helping with the rescue operation on the outskirts of Dhaka.

local media say there are hundreds. A doctor at the local hospital told the BBC that their services had been stretched. The reason for the collapse is not yet known. The latest incident has once again raised questions about safety standards in the country’s thriving garments industry. However, factory owners say safety standards have improved significantly in recent years. Sohel Rana, a local who rescued several people, told Bangladeshi newspaper The Daily Star that he had heard cries for help coming from under the rubble.

The scene looked like a “war zone”, Dhaka resident Tahsin Mahmoo told the BBC, adding that appeals had been put out for citizens to donate blood. Hundreds of people, anxious for news of friends and relatives, have gathered at the scene. Others are moving rubble using their bare hands. “Already we’ve rescued three to four hundred people... Now we are cutting through the concrete walls and trying to get inside with the help of sniffer dogs,” fire brigade chief Ali Ahmed Khan told the BBC Bengali service.

BRITAIN’S Parliament on Monday approved for the final time a bill ending the principle of men taking precedence over women in the line of succession to the throne. The change will go into effect once it has been approved by the 15

other realms of the Commonwealth where Queen Elizabeth is head of state. The new rules cover the baby expected by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, due later this year. (CNN)

Police numbers is one of the indicators used to compile the peace index.

UK Peace Index highlights rate of fall in violent crime RATES of murder and violent crime have fallen more rapidly in the UK in the past decade than anywhere else in Western Europe, researchers say. The UK Peace Index, from the Institute for Economics and Peace, found UK homicides per 100,000 people had fallen from 1.99 in 2003, to one in 2012. The UK was more peaceful overall, it said, with the reasons for it varied. The index found Broadland, Norfolk, to be the most peaceful local council area but Lewisham, London, to be the least. The research comes as a separate study by Cardiff University suggests the number of people treated in hospital in England and Wales after violent incidents fell by 14% in 2012. Some 267,291 people required care - 40,706 fewer than in 2011 according to a sample of 54 hospital units, its report said. For its inaugural index, the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), which defined peace as

“the absence of violence or fear of violence”, used Home Office data on crime, such as public disorder offences and weapons crime, and police officer numbers. It found the violent crime rate in the UK was down by about one quarter - from 1,255 per 100,000 people in 2003, to 933 in 2012. GANG VIOLENCE These reductions came despite a 6% drop in the number of police offers per 100,000 people, it said. In Broadland, which has a population of about 125,000 people, only eight violent crimes were recorded for 2012. Its average overall crime rate for the decade was 323 per 100,000 people about a third of the national average. The five most peaceful local authority areas, which also included Three Rivers, in Hertfordshire, South Cambridgeshire, East Dorset and Maldon, in Essex, recorded a combined total of 24 homicides over the decade.

April 27 - May 3, 2013

World News



Letta set to become Italy’s new prime minister Bolivian children are taught that regaining access to the sea is a patriotic duty

Bolivia takes Chile sea dispute to international court BOLIVIA has filed a lawsuit against Chile at the International Court of Justice in The Hague to reclaim access to the Pacific Ocean. Bolivia lost access to the coastline in a 19th Century war with Chile, leaving it landlocked ever since. Chile says Bolivia’s demand has no historical or legal basis. The two countries have had limited diplomatic relations since 1978, and previous attempts to negotiate the redrawing of the border have failed. Speaking in The Hague, Bolivian Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca said his nation had demanded that Chile negotiate in good faith with Bolivia “a swift and effective agreement that grants it [Bolivia] fully sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean”.

Bolivian President Evo Morales said he had decided to file the suit after “listening to the Bolivian people”. He had earlier expressed his confidence that Bolivia would regain its access to the sea, saying: “We’re going to win this battle because we’re right.” Reacting to the news, Chilean Interior Minister Andres Chadwick ruled out any dialogue. “If they want to talk about Chile’s maritime sovereignty, no. No dialogue is possible,” he said. The borders between the two neighbours date back to the 1904 Treaty of Peace and Friendship, signed after Bolivia lost 400km (250 miles) of coastline to Chile during the War of the Pacific (1879-1884).

Florida woman allegedly carjacked on first date IT WAS a first date she’ll never forget. Nimeha Milien was left shocked when a romantic evening allegedly ended with her suitor pulling out a gun and jacking her car. The Florida 21-year-old, who celebrated her birthday on Monday, said she feared for her life as the night took a dramatic turn for the worse. “I’m glad I’m alive ... because I want to be able to make a difference in this world. If I’d died that night, I wouldn’t have done anything,” she told WPBF. Milien said she agreed to meet Donald McGee, 19, on Friday night after he started to send her text messages. Despite having never met him before, she picked him up at the intersection of Sheridan St. and 68th Ave. in Hollywood, where he asked if they could go back to her place. Refusing, she instead drove to the Ocean Inlet Park in Palm Beach County, where they went for a romantic stroll. Following a “normal” time, she dropped him off at a Wendy’s on Boynton Beach Blvd. so his brother

Nimeha Milien had never met Donald McGee before their first date Friday night.

could pick him up. But, on stopping the car, McGee allegedly took out a .380-caliber Kel Tec handgun and ordered her out — jumping into the driver’s seat and speeding away. Milien ran to a gas station, where a customer said he’d chase McGee as she called 911. Cops caught up with McGee on I-95 and trailed him for eight miles — catching him when he got the vehicle stuck in dirt and grass on a ramp.

ENRICO Letta appears set to become Italy’s new prime minister, after being asked by President Giorgio Napolitano to form a broad coalition government. The appointment of Mr Letta, currently deputy leader of the centreleft Democratic Party, could see the end of two months of parliamentary deadlock. An inconclusive general election in February left the country in political limbo. Mr Letta said he would aim to change the course in Europe on austerity. “European policies are too focused on austerity which is no longer enough,” he said, following the closed-door meeting with the president in Rome. The 46-year-old also said he had accepted the post knowing that it was an enormous responsibility and that Italy’s political class “has lost all credibility”. Mr Letta must now form a cabinet that can win cross-party support and a vote of confidence in parliament, possibly this weekend. Factions from across the political spectrum, including former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s rightwing People of Freedom Party (PDL), have indicated that they are ready to form a coalition under a figure like Mr Letta. However, Mr Berlusconi’s party

Enrico Letta’s first job will be to put together a cabinet.

and the Democratic Party (PD) differ on a number of issues. PDL National Secretary Angelino Alfano warned that his group would not take part in a government unconditionally. Mr Letta, once a member of the former centre-right Christian Democrats, is seen as moderate of the left. His uncle, Gianni Letta, has been Mr Berlusconi’s chief-of-staff for 10 years. ‘FORCED MARRIAGE’ A broad political alliance would again make Mr Berlusconi a major influence. This awkward coming together of bitter rivals is seen as the only way to end the parliamentary

stalemate and put an administration in place, says the BBC’s Alan Johnston in Rome. So the mild-mannered Enrico Letta must set out now to piece together a coalition government of the broadest possible kind. An arrangement drawing in parties from across the political spectrum is seen as the only way to break the parliamentary deadlock. But this will throw together the most awkward partners. Mr Letta’s administration will draw his own leftwing Democratic Party (PD) into alliance with its bitter rivals led by Silvio Berlusconi on the right. Some PD supporters may well not be able to stomach that prospect.

President Obama to daughters: If you get a tattoo, I’m getting one too PRESIDENT Obama and the First Lady have come up with a crafty strategy to prevent their daughters from getting tattoos — and it banks on the girls thinking their parents are deeply uncool. “What we’ve said to the girls is, ‘If you guys ever decide you’re going to get a tattoo, then mommy and me will get the exact same tattoo. In the same place,’” Obama said with a smile. “And we’ll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo.” “And our thinking is that might dissuade them from thinking that somehow that’s a good way to rebel,” he added. During the interview that aired Wednesday on NBC’s “Today,” Obama also laughed off a recent gaffe made by his wife — calling herself a “single mother” in an interview. “As somebody who has stumbled over my lines many times – I tend to cut my wife or anybody some slack when it comes to just slips of the tongue,” Obama said. But he acknowledged that “there’s no doubt that there have been times

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are counting on reverse psychology to prevent Malia (left) and Sasha (right) from getting inked.

where Michelle probably felt like a single mom.” “When I was running for the U.S. Senate, when I was running for President, there were times where I wouldn’t see her for a week and she was still working and had to look

after the girls,” he said. “So she definitely, I think, understands the burdens that women in particular tend to feel if they’re both responsible for child rearing and they’re responsible for working at the same time.” (



April 27 - May 3, 2013

Spotlight on Salt Cay

St. Johns Church and the Catechist

STANDING proudly, along the seafront on Salt Cay, can be seen the historic Anglican Church of St Johns. This is without question an outstanding and praiseworthy national treasure of the Turks and Caicos. Responsible for its wellmaintained and attractive appearance is present catechist, Mr. Holton Dickenson, who has been a member of the Anglican Church for over threescore years and ten! In fact, in June 2011, many catechists from around the Anglican diocese including Holton Dickenson from Salt Cay and Ashdon Garland from Grand Turk were invited to Christ Church Cathedral in the Bahamas, where they were honored for their dedicated service to their community. The Diocesan Bishop, the Right Reverend Laish Zane Boyd Sr. presented each honoree with a monogrammed blue scarf displaying the Caulfield family and Diocesan Crest. The Caulfied Family Crest symbolized the fact that Dr. Charles Caulfield was consecrated the first Bishop of Nassau in 1861. Historically, catechists were lay

Christian teachers. They taught the catechism from the common book of prayer. They sat by the bedside of the sick, buried the dead and carried out the administration of the Church. There is a wonderful story written in the British newspapers in the early 1900s that explained why the priests had difficulty reaching Salt Cay: “One priest cannot adequately minister to the developed congregations of Grand Turk, Salt Cay and East Harbour and, at the same time carry on missionary work in the outlying Caicos settlements.

“The passage is always rough and un-navigable. The only vessels that cross the channel are chance boats bringing Indian corn blades for the cattle at Grand Turk or an occasional boat to fetch the mail or carry the magistrate.” This reluctance to travel meant the catechists were left on their own to carry out the administration and duties of the Church. On Salt Cay, the role of the ‘catechist’ in society has therefore always been an integral part of community life. The age of St Johns is yet to be determined. At a guess, it was likely rebuilt in the late 1800s and possibly

on the site of an early wooden structured hall of worship. I say this because the severity of the 1866 hurricanes destroyed many of the houses, water catchments and infrastructure of the island. It is likely, that Christian worship was first brought to the islands by the seasonal salt rakers from Bermuda and from descendants of ‘puritans’ who had sailed from Bermuda in search of religious freedom. In 1648, ships laden with provisions, tradesmen and family groups led by Captain Williams Sayles, finally discovered a landmass on which they could settle. They named the island Elutheria

meaning ‘freedom’ which later become known as Elutherathe birth place of the Bahamas. Henceforth, Anglican worship spread throughout the region and by 1670, King Charles 11 had granted the Colony of the Bahamas to the Lord Proprietors of Carolina whose duty it was to “ensure the building of churches and chapels in furtherance of the Christian Religion.” Today, St Johns Church on Salt Cay is an impressive testament to the past and the present and we continue to thank our catechist Holton Dickenson, known fondly as ‘Pa Paulie’, for his tremendous service to the community.

Local association celebrates Office Professionals Day IN CELEBRATION of Office Professionals Day on Wednesday (April 24) local association members and representatives from different businesses throughout the Islands gathered at the Carambola Grill and Longue for their annual luncheon. The group get together saw a great turnout of hard-working individuals who play important roles in keeping the wheels of businesses turning. President of the association, Colleen Parker, said the event seeks to “bring admin professionals together in a setting where we can interact and exchange ideas and gain more members.” The local non-profit organisation, which boasts 29 years of existence, comprises of office secretaries, executive assistants and all other types of administrative professionals,

forming a network to enhance their skills in the profession. They pursue personal development through training and workshops and impact the lives of a younger generation. Parker said that the association tries to assist in the community by helping local schools wherever they can. Volunteers from the group help in the high school by sponsoring the trophy for the top business student and also assist graduating pupils with their exit readiness test, conducting mock interviews in trying to prepare them for their venture into the work environment. They organise an annual essay competition for the local primary schools which seeks to engage students in discussing a topic of current interest and concern. Vice president of the Turks and Caicos Community College Samuel Forbes, who celebrated with the

The association gathers for their annual luncheon to celebrate Office Professionals Day

organisation as the guest speaker, admired the group’s persistence in self-development. He said: “They play such an integral part of the development of Turks and Caicos and throughout the

world. “Their efforts and the part they play in the effectiveness and efficiency of an organisation should not go unnoticed.” Office Professionals Week is

recognised in several countries in the Caribbean and around the world from April 21 to 27 under the theme ‘Sharpening the saw… Encouraging academic success’. (KH)

April 27 - May 3, 2013





April 27 - May 3, 2013

Wesley Methodist student wins essay competition WESLEY Methodist student, Htenneb Williams, took the top spot in an essay competition held Saturday, April 20, at the Turks and Caicos Community College in Providenciales. The fourth annual competition was organised by Turks and Caicos Association of Office Professionals (TCAOP) as a way to engage young people in discussing existing issues and to understand their views on current concerns. This year’s topic, ‘The effect of gangs in our schools’, was chosen because of a noticeable rise in the problem facing the local community recently. President of the association Colleen Parker said it is important understand “what young people thought about current issues in the island…so we look at what’s happening in the community and we try to get the children’s view of what they think”. Local schools were given the topic and a chance to prepare and enter one student into the essay competition. Students from the five schools entered the competition and were given the opportunity to present their essays to the judges. Participants included Tyree Elise from Enid Capron Primary, Alecia Castan of Ianthe Pratt Primary School, Htenneb Williams

Winner of the essay competition, Wesley Methodist student Htenneb Williams and his teacher

President of the Association, Colleen Parker with second place student Alecia Castan of Ianthe Pratt Primary and Tyree Elise of Enid Capron who placed third

of Wesley Methodist, Huloy Green from Oseta Jolly  Primary School and Zobreann Brown of Richmond  Hills  Preparatory School.       However, only three students made their presentation on Saturday.

student Htenneb Williams outshone his competitors. The ten year old stated several key points that drive young people to become involved in gangs, pointing out that most of the students who

They were judged on content, grammar and presentation by Melisha Williams, Sophia Thomas and Sydwell Glasgow. After a close competition and interesting views, Wesley Methodist

join gangs lack love and attention within their own homes and families. Alecia Castan of Ianthe Pratt Primary came second and Tyree Elise of Enid Capron placed third. (KH)

The winning essay in the Turks and Caicos Office Professionals Association’s essay competition by Wesley Methodist’s Htenneb Williams, a grade five student.

The effect of gangs in our schools The increasing presence of gangs in our schools is a growing trend with severe consequences that students, teachers and parents can no longer ignore. As a ten year old, I can share that growing up is sometimes challenging. It is a time filled with excitement, uncertainty and frustrations. Thankfully, I have parents who are very involved in my life. However, for many children, life is very different as due to a lack of traditional support structures such as family and community, they experience a sense of alienation and powerlessness. We all need to feel special and important. Gang membership provides a major source of identity giving youth a sense of family, belonging and acceptance that is otherwise lacking in their lives. These factors combine to produce

gangs that become powerful and ruthless as they work to expand and impact our schools. Firstly, gangs in our schools can lead to increased student fear and absenteeism. Students attending schools that have a strong gang presence often fear coming to school. Gangs rule by intimidation, force and bullying. Acts such as forcing other students to hand over money, valuable items, do homework assignments are typical gang behavior. As a result, some children avoid coming to school or skip some classes to avoid confrontations with gang members. This leads to high failure and dropout rates among children as the environment makes it difficult or impossible for them to learn. Secondly, gangs play a significant role in increasing violence in schools, though

gang members may not be directly involved or responsible. Gangs often act contrary to rules and regulation. For young impressionable minds like mine, this type of rebel behavior is seen as “cool” and “hip” and we begin to imitate these behaviors even though we are not members of the gang. This makes it difficult for teachers to maintain discipline in school. One major temptation in a student’s life is drugs. Statistics show that schools with gangs are more likely to have drugs available on their school ground making this a negative consequence of gangs in school. With drugs, come guns or other weapons as gangs arm themselves for protection. Additionally, gangs like to maintain turf, making schools vulnerable to gang related violence which spills

over into neighborhoods. Gangs also results in increased costs as schools invest in security guards, cameras and electronic entry systems to detect and handle criminal activity. These require spending funds that could have gone into school improvement projects such as upgraded computer rooms, technology and science labs. Also, since access to some schools is laxed, gang violence spreads easily and unexpectedly from school to school. Students who were transferred because of violent behaviour or gang relations sometimes cause an unintentional spillover of gang activity in the new school and spread their unwanted behaviour and bad habits. Gangs also use up the valuable time of our teachers and administrators who spend time

dealing with gang related incidents and disciplining students. Finally, many gangs neglect the importance of education and see school as evil or a form of incarceration. School is more important to them as a place for gathering with fellow gang members, socializing or other more violent activities. If members are suspended from school, they are often seen using the school grounds as gang hangouts, displaying violent behavior, trafficking drugs and weapons. This makes school a very unsafe place and far from the haven it should be for students. In closing, gangs have serious adverse effects on our school environment. Teachers and parents must act now to address the problems that give rise to gangs in our schools.

April 27 - May 3, 2013



Miss Turks and Caicos Universe motorcade

Attendees at the Island Fish Fry got an extra special treat when the six sizzling Miss TCI Universe contestants made a spectacular appearance at Thursday evening’s event

Just 24 hours before the highly anticipated two-day competitions the contenders excite residents and tourists with their appearance

Contestants wow the crowd with their fabulous entrance and stunning catwalk display

Contestants took part in a motorcade from the Tourist Board’s office to the Children’s Park

TCI residents show lots of love to their favourite contestants

The sizzling six makes a grand entrance at the Island Fish Fry in the Children’s Park




April 27 - May 3, 2013

Calvin Harris makes chart history with eight top 10s CALVIN Harris has made chart history by becoming the first artist to have eight top 10 hits from one studio album. His track I Need Your Love, featuring singer Ellie Goulding, climbed to number seven on the Official Chart at the weekend. He tweeted his delight at the news: “Eight Top 10s from my album 18 Months now! So happy!!!” The DJ and producer from Dumfries has now overtaken Michael Jackson, who previously held the record. The star had seven top 10 hits from both his 1987 album Bad and his 1991 record Dangerous. Calvin Harris is the first artist in the 60-year history of the Official Singles Chart to achieve the feat. Martin Talbot, from the Official Charts Company, said: “Many artists only achieve a handful of hits in their entire careers, so for any act to secure three or four from one album is an excellent achievement. “In turn, eight top 10s from one album is not just impressive, it is absolutely remarkable. And, of course, record breaking. Congratulations to Calvin Harris, the modern day hit-maker.” FEMALE SUCCESS His run began back in June 2011 when his track Bounce, featuring Kelis, went to number two in the chart. There was further success with

Chaz Bono tells People magazine that he’s continuing to lose weight after shedding 60 pounds.

Chaz Bono drops 60 pounds

Calvin Harris was delighted with the news.

high-profile collaborations including Rihanna, Ne-Yo and Florence Welsh from Florence + the Machine. His third studio album 18 Months has sold more than 540,000 copies in the UK since its release in October last year. It has spent two weeks at number one and 10 weeks in the top 10 of the Official Album Chart. Jessie J was the first British female to score six top 10 hits from one album, including Domino and LaserLight from the platinum edition

of her 2011 debut album Who You Are. She is tied with Lady Gaga, who also achieved six top 10 hits from 2008’s The Fame and 2009’s The Fame Monster (expanded edition). Katy Perry has also had six top 10s from her second album Teenage Dream (2010), including the 2012 deluxe edition Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection. Take That’s 1993 album Everything Changes also had six top 10 singles.

SINCE appearing on season 13 of “Dancing With the Stars,” fans have seen less of Chaz Bono -- and he plans on keeping it that way. Bono has lost 60 pounds and is still losing, he told People. The weight loss has been the result of better eating habits and exercise, he said. “Diets don’t work,” he told the magazine. “You just have to change what you eat, and I have.” That includes incorporating more meat, fruits and veggies, the son of megastar Cher said, as well as cutting back on grains and starches. In 2005, Bono participated in VH1’s “Celebrity Fit Club 3” before

gender reassignment surgery that transformed him from Chastity Bono to Chaz. EW reported that in November Bono appeared on “The Doctors” and co-host Dr. Travis Stork advised him on how to lose weight. “Because I’m transgender, I was always completely disconnected from my body,” Bono said during the show. “I really lived in my head and just kind of tried to ignore everything from the neck down.” While attending the GLAAD Media Awards this past weekend, Bono said he is still dancing and that part of his exercise routine now also includes martial arts training. (CNN)

Lauryn Hill left the court in Newark, New Jersey after being scolded by the judge for making “no effort” to repay her tax bill.

Lauryn Hill tax evasion sentencing postponed FORMER Fugees singer Lauryn Hill’s sentencing for tax evasion in the US has been postponed after she failed to make the repayments. Magistrate Judge Madeline Cox Arleo criticised Hill for not making an effort to pay the taxes calling it a “criminal matter”. The eight-time Grammy winner pleaded guilty last year to not paying taxes on $1.8m (£1.2m) earned from 2005 to 2007. The little-seen singer did not speak and left the court without commenting. “This is not someone who stands before the court penniless,’’ Judge

Arleo said to Hill’s lawyer, Nathan Hochman. “Actions speak louder than words, and there has been no effort here to pay these taxes,’’ she added. It was revealed in court that Hill has paid $50,000 (£32,853) of the $500,000 (£328,530) she promised to pay when she was charged with wilfully failing to file income tax returns. “I fully expect that by 3 May, Ms Hill will be able to pay back all the restitution she has,’’ Hochman said. The singer could face up to 36 months in prison when she is sentenced on 6 May.

April 27 - May 3, 2013



People names Paltrow World’s Most Beautiful woman GWYNETH Paltrow and Beyoncé can now claim to be the most beautiful BFFs in the world. On Wednesday, People magazine named Paltrow the World’s Most Beautiful Woman for 2013, a year after Paltrow’s pal Beyoncé held the title. “I honestly thought someone was playing a joke on me,” Paltrow told People about her reaction when she first heard she landed the top spot. “I had to reread the e-mail three times. I was like, ‘This can’t be true, I’ve developed dyslexia -- I’m not reading this right.’ It’s a very iconic cover in American culture, so it’s just amazing.” For the “Iron Man 3” actress, her beauty is most evident when she’s just being herself. “Around the house, I’m in jeans and a T-shirt. I don’t really wear makeup,” Paltrow told the magazine, adding that that’s how her two kids, Apple and Moses, are used to seeing her. The star’s husband, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, even teases her about it. “If I’ve gotten fully dressed up, he’ll be like, ‘Oh, wow! You’re

Anthony Ciccone, 56, brother of singer Madonna, was arrested Sunday, April 21, 2013, on charges of resisting arrest on a trespassing warrant when he refused to leave the bathroom at the Grand Traverse County Civic Centre.

Madonna’s homeless brother injured resisting arrest MADONNA’S homeless brother wound up with nine stitches on his forehead after causing a commotion with Michigan cops. The famous pop star’s 56-yearold sibling, Anthony Ciccone, was arrested Sunday after refusing to leave a public bathroom in the civic center in Traverse City, a local paper reported. A female police officer tried to arrest the highly intoxicated vagrant on an outstanding trespassing warrant, the Traverse City RecordEagle reported. Cops said he got aggressive, and the officer brought him to the ground.

Gwyneth Paltrow said she felt that “someone was playing a joke on me”.

Gwyneth Paltrow!’ Because he’s used to seeing me in like baggy shorts and frizzy hair,” she said. But at 40, Paltrow said her definition of what it means to be beautiful has changed. “I feel my most beautiful when I am truly myself. Meaning, when I accept exactly where I am in time and space, and I’m not judging myself in any way, and I feel that I have the peace that comes with loving yourself and all of your flaws,” she told People. “I see so much now how beauty really does, as cliché as it sounds, emanate from within.” The actress credits the Tracy Anderson Method for helping her “look younger and feel strong,” but she’s more focused on helping her daughter Apple, 8, build a healthy body image.


Rihanna spends $8,000 at strip club in Miami: report RIHANNA isn’t stingy with her cash when it comes to a big night out. While partying at Miami’s King of Diamonds gentleman’s club on Saturday night, the 25-year-old pop star dropped some $8,000 on several dancers, TMZ reports. A source for the club told the gossip site that the “Diamonds” singer paid particular attention to Remy Redd, one of the most popular dancers in Miami. TMZ even posted a video showing the Bajan beauty dropping cash onto a gyrating stripper. Apparently Rihanna stopped by to see how her music inspired the ladies, and ended up enjoying herself enough to stay at the club for two and a half hours. An insider also claimed to the site that Katy Perry joined her songstress friend at the venue during the night, but a rep for Perry tells the Daily News that the “Fireworks” singer was actually in Los Angeles at the time. Nor was Rihanna shy about her racy activities. “Last night one of my fantasies came to life! I got to see K.O.D. strippers dance for me to the stripper song I made!” she tweeted. The singer also snapped photo evidence of her fun night, posting a shot of herself sitting amongst a cascade of dollar bills. “Wild for the night, phuck being polite!” she captioned the Instagram shot.

Rihanna pictured leaving Cameo nightclub before reportedly dropping $8,000 on strippers at King of Diamonds club in Miami.


Job Listings Services Auto sales real estate


Brama Kumaris


3-bedroom apartment $1100.00 per month it will be available May 1st.

contact: 946-4664

April 27 - May 3, 2013

946-4664 Fax: 946-4661



MARIANE DILL Is looking for a

Raja Yoga Meditation Centre Turks and Caicos Islands

Telephone 946-4760 & 332-4101 Email:



Worker To work 6 days per week salary $6.00 per hour. contact: 946-4211 8110

Construction scaffold and roof tiles for sale CONTACT: 431-1591 OR 231-3788

April 27 - May 3, 2013


QUINBY HALL Is looking for a

Is in need of filling the position of a



To work 5 days per week salary $5.00 per hour.

contact: 331-1274


REGINALD TALBOT Is looking for a

;;Position involves the general operation and supervision of a car rental ;;Successful applicants must possess the following qualification ;;Previous experience in working at a busy car rental agency ;;Good customer service skills a must ;;Excellent communication, writing and computer skills ;;Previous supervisory experience necessary ;;Must be willing to work weekends and holidays ;;Good organizational and problem solving skills ;;Starting salary approximately $25k/ year, but commensurate with experience

Amazing Value! Lot for Sale



CONTACT: 231-3788

contact: 232-7344

Salary $2,500.00 per month





Please send resume via email to: Those applicants with required qualification will be contacted for an interview BELONGER ONLY NEED APPLY





In Gated/Planned Community in Long Bay. Flamingo Crossing lot comes with full set of House Plans, all underground utilities, etc.

$49,999 o.b.o. Call 231-3788

FOR QUICK SALE PRICE SLASHED $180,000 CASH! House and ½ Acre land Richmond Hill 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Fully furnished

Call: 231-3788




April 27 - May 3, 2013




The Provo Children’s Home is seeking caregiver/supervisors for the Home located in Chalk Sound in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands. The following requirements apply: • Preferred but not mandatory, a degree in psychology, counseling or social work • Experience working in related field ie teaching, nursing, coaching, day care, etc. • Ability to build constructive, caring, nurturing relationships with children with complex needs • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office programs • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Preferred qualifications in food prep and handling • Ability to cook meals for large numbers • Preferred First Aid training • Must hold a clean, valid driver’s license



;; Through knowledge of food products, standards, recipes and proper preparation ;; Good communication skills, both verbal and written ;; Excellent computer skills ;; Must be able to swim ;; Minimum of 5 years experience working as a chef ;; Must be prepared to work long hours including weekends and public holidays and to live onboard the vessel ;; Starting salary of $400 per week ;; Belongers only need apply

Please email resumes to 8124

These posts are residential and require a certain percentage of over night shifts. Private accommodation and meals provided on overnight shifts. Salaries start at $1200 per month and are dependent on experience and qualifications. Only Belongers need apply.

The position(s) are available from July 2013. Interviews will be by appointment only. Please send resumes to PCH Director at All correspondence is via email and all applications must be received by May 15, 2013.

Hertz / Mystique Car Rental Tel# 649-941-3910

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Newer vehicles are available for information please call the Office 941-3910

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Must have open water scuba diving certification Must have at least 5 years experience working on yacht Must be fluent in Spanish, English and German Must be computer literate Must be prepared to work long hours including weekends and holidays and to live onboard the vessel • Starting salary of $400 per week • Belonger need only apply

Please email resume to 8125

Tropical DMC is looking to fill the following position: CONCEPT DESIGNER NEEDED • This position is part time and would require someone with an artistic background to come up with design concepts for weddings and events held on island. • The candidate must be able to use power point, MAC and other software to create floor plans and layouts of locations. Web experience an asset to assist in setting up design ideas online • The candidate must have a background in artistic design and hold an art degree from a recognized institution. • Experience with oil and water based paint, clay, pottery wheels, sculpting and airbrushing. Candidate will need to be able to hand paint set designs,

welcome gifts, signage and other items per event. • Floral design experience also required. • Physical labor to set arbors, and other set props will be necessary so candidate must be in good physical condition • Candidate must not be afraid of heights as climbing ladders and hanging lighting will be required • Must have vehicle and valid insurance and driver’s license • Rate of pay $10 per hour • Hours will vary depending on the season • This is a part time position as hours will range from 10-25 hours per week depending on events.

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Teresa Brunner, Tropical Destination Management | 649-231-4161


Architect required to assist design team with preparation of Construction Documents, Drawings, and Specifications, with focus on the Design, Construction Management, and Supervision in the single family residential market in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Successful applicant will possess a comprehensive understanding of Building Science and Architectural Design, with good communication skills and team attitude, and, must be a Graduate Architect with minimum 10 years experience in the industry. A knowledge of Jandy Caretaker in-floor pool cleaning system and Pentair Prologic Control system would be a great asset.

Computer literacy shall include:

• AutoCAD Architecture and 3D imaging • Critical Path scheduling software (preferably Primavera's SureTrak) • QuickBooks Accounting system • Adobe Photoshop • Sage Master Builder • On Screen Takeoff • Word processing • Spreadsheet applications

Interested individuals shall submit resumes to: R.A. Shaw Designs Project House, Leeward Hwy, Providenciales. Tel. 941-4394


April 27 - May 3, 2013




The Meridian Club On Pine Cay

is looking for a

Turks & Caicos Islands British West Indies



To work 3 days per week salary $5.00 per hour. Contact: 247-4588 8150

GENTS BARBER SPA Is looking for a

Barber contact: 347-3121


To work 6 days per week salary $6.00 per hour.

JIMBOLYA TRUCKING Is looking for a

Mechanic To work 5 days per week. Salary $6.00 per hour.

email: jimbolyhr2014@ 8152

1). General Manager and 2). Island Administrator Note: Meridian Club operations include a hotel and home rental operation, along with restaurant, bar, guest excursion, marine, maintenance, gardening, commissary, K-9 security and housekeeping services. We handle all reservations and marketing services in-house. Given our size and limited housing capacity, we cannot afford to have management personnel for each area of operations, so these are unique positions requiring multiple skills and obligations. Hours in each position are those necessary for proper operation of resort and island 7 days per week throughout season. Both employees must therefore reside full time on-island. Husband and wife team strongly preferred because of joint responsibilities and limited housing capacity. Salaries: Commensurate with education, training, experience, work record and capability. Minimum combined salary for both positions $75,000/yr. Duties of General Manager: Oversees all island and resort operations; schedules all staff work and vacations; ensures staff discipline; oversees restaurant and commissary operations; interviews and hires new staff members as necessary; conducts staff performance reviews; oversees staff training programs; oversees preparation of operational budgets; oversees reservation services, guest services and marketing operations for hotel and home rental operations; schedules all staff, homeowner and guest transportation to and from island; oversees some resort capital improvement projects; maintains cordial guest relations; oversees scheduling, catering and service for special events; oversees homeowner services; ensures safety of all persons lawfully on island; oversees all homeowner, guest and staff accounts; represents resort at meetings of Hotel Association and Tourist Board; arranges entertainment for resort functions; must dine and socialize with guests some nights every week during resort season; provides first aid and CPR to guests, homeowners and staff when necessary and arranges evacuation for medical care when indicated; jointly oversees and personally provides care, training and handling services for K-9 security dogs. Qualifications Required for General Manager:

MANVELLA PRATT is looking for a

Caretaker To work 5 days 8151

per week salary $6.00 per hour.

Contact: 441-0022

at The Meridian Club on Pine Cay

;; Minimum of 4 year bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university in hotel management or equivalent discipline. ;; Minimum of 10 years experience as general manager of 4-5 star resort. ;; Must have at least 5 years experience in overseeing restaurant operations. ;; Must be skilled in handling all duties specified above. ;; Must be willing to reside on Pine Cay on a full time basis, 24 hrs/ day. ;; Must have at least 5 years experience in resort marketing operations

;; Must have at least 5 years experience in managing resort reservation operations. ;; Must have at least 5 years experience in preparing resort operational budgets. ;; Must have training in first aid and emergency resuscitation techniques. ;; Must be willing to work evenings when necessary and remain available for emergencies at all times. ;; Private island work experience desirable. ;; Must have training and experience handling K-9 security dogs or be willing to take K-9 training courses. Duties of Island Administrator: Oversees all homeowner service operations and some capital projects( in conjunction with Assistant Island Manager/ Head of Maintenance); oversees all resort administrative functions, including bookkeeping, ordering, staff time records, payroll and billing; assists in maintaining staff discipline; handles insurance issues for resort and island operations; oversees front office staff; participates in establishing operational budgets for resort and island; ensures proper hurricane preparations; maintains records of homeowner services; represents resort and island at hotel and tourist Board meetings; oversees gardening/landscaping operations; works with General Manager to ensure island safety and cordial guest and homeowner relations; provides first aid and life-saving assistance for guests, homeowners and staff as necessary in emergencies and arranges for evacuation to medical facilities on Providenciales if indicated; monitors night security of island and responds to security problems; serves as liaison with Government Labour and Health officials; required to dine and socialize with guests some evenings every week during resort season; jointly oversees and personally provides care, training and handling services for K-9 security dogs. Qualifications Required for Island Administrator: ;; Minimum of 4 year degree at accredited college or university. ;; Minimum of 5 years experience in handling administrative duties at 4-5 star resort. ;; Must have at least 5 years experience in resort guest service operations. ;; Must be skilled in handling all duties specified above. ;; Must have experience in preparing resort operational budgets. ;; Must be willing to reside on Pine Cay on a full time basis, 24 hrs/ day. ;; Must be skilled in using Quickbooks bookkeeping system. ;; Must have first aid and emergency resuscitation training. ;; Must be willing to work evenings as necessary and remain available for emergencies at all times. ;; Experience working on privately owned island desirable. ;; Training and/or experience in landscaping or horticulture desirable. ;; Must have training and experience handling K-9 security dogs or be willing to undergo K-9 training courses. Starting Date for Both Positions: Upon acceptance.

Contact Person and Contact Information: Board of Directors of The Meridian Club, Limited. Please send: 1. resume with your contact information (mailing address, e-mail address, phone number) and 2. several references with contact information and a statement of how you know each person named, by e-mail to or by fax to 649-941-7010 or deliver to The Meridian Club c/o Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s, Venture House, Grace Bay road (Salt Mills area) 3. please respond no later than May 5, 2013 Additional Information: All qualified applicants will be interviewed.



April 27 - May 3, 2013



Labourers Is looking for 2

To work 5 days per week salary $5.00 per hour contact: 946-5612

BELONGER STATUS APPLICATION (Section 3 (5) of the Immigration Ordinance)

Take Notice that I, RIC TODD, Governor of Turks and Caicos in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3(2) of the Immigration Ordinance intend to grant a Certificate of Belonger Status to Junelle Audige-Stubbs a national of Haiti by virtue of marriage to a Belonger. RIC TODD

The Windsong Resort is seeking suitably qualified individuals for the positions shown below. These positions are full time, require periodic international travel and a flexible work schedule that includes holidays, weekends, and extended days. Salary commensurate with experience, education, and training.

Windsong Resort

Requirements: • Minimum 5 years of experience over the past 7 years ( min 3 years with a single company/property) as a Resort General Manager at a successful 50+ room Caribbean property with a minimum of 4 star rating. • Hospitality MSc Degree desirable. • Minimum 3 years of experience managing a successful resort or free standing food and beverage operation. • International experience an asset and second language (Spanish or French) highly desirable. • Minimum 5 years managing condominium strata operations • Dedication to developing a strong team approach to operations. • Excellent business and personal references • Direct experience, skill and knowledge in: • 1. Developing and monitoring guest satisfaction programs • 2. P&L analysis and annual budget preparation with monitoring and reporting functions to corporate office • 3. Developing long and short term marketing plans with milestone achievements • 4. Building schedules for annual facilities maintenance and long term preventative maintenance programs • 5. Revenue management and extranet operations • 6. Human resource and local labor relations

Director of Operations Windsong Resort

Requirements: • Minimum 5 years of experience over the past 7 years ( 3 years with a single company/property) in resort development in an executive position, including production of development proformas, real estate marketing plans, construction costs analysis, resort construction contract administration and resort real estate brokerage sales administration • All the requirements for the position of General Manager

Please email resume to Windsong Resort 649-941-7700V 941-7719F Suitably qualified Belongers who possess the requirements listed above are encouraged to apply.

is looking for a

BETH OWEN Is looking for a

Boat Captain Contact: 941-3047

contact: 346-5941

– $5.00 per hour



Domestic Domestic Worker Worker To work 1 day



General Manager


Is looking to fill the following positions:

– $7.00 per hour Must be willing to work 6 days per week


JAY & DOREEN STUBBS Is looking for a

Labourer/ Yardman To work 3 days per week salary $120 per week.

contact: 231-3184

To work 5 days per week salary $5.00 per hour.


AUDITOR NEEDED BSBA graduate major in accounting.15 years experience in internal and external auditing. Excellent knowledge of QuickBooks, POS, Peachtree and Quicken software’s. Excellent knowledge in preparation of financial reports Must be able to work on deadline Email:



per week salary $5.00 per hour. Contact: 232-5583


B & M CONSTRUCTION Is looking for the following persons:

Finish wood


Must be willing to work 5 days per week salary commensurate with experience.

Contact: 242-3256


Mega Yacht Operations Manager New marina seeking to fill this position in demanding industry. Applicants must possess all of the following:

;5 ; or more years experience in mega yacht operations and a thorough understanding of the mega yacht industry. ;5 ; or more years experience in the marina industry, specifically marina operations and management, including sales and marketing and management of marina events. ;Familiar ; with the budget process and have 5 or more years experience at managing budgets to meet or exceed financial goals. ;A ; well developed network within the mega yacht industry, specifically the Caribbean and Mediterranean markets. ;An ; understanding of the mega yacht charter industry and connections in the charter broker industry. ;Advanced ; skills in all Microsoft applications are essential and knowledge of IQ Ware is an advantage.

Please submit your resume with a cover letter to with “Marina” as the subject by Monday 13th May 2013. 8148



Is looking for 2

Is looking for a



To work 6 days per week

Contact: Padma 331-4101



Supervisor To work 6 days per week salary $10.00 per hour. Contact: 441-6669


For Graceway Sports Centre • Must have certification in Qwan-Ki-Do • Must have 5-7 years of training in respective field and 3-5 years minimum teaching experience for different age groups and levels are mandatory • He or she must be able to physically demonstrate, explain and teach techniques, postures, poses and sequences • English language skills are also required


Email your application to:

BCS-CS/MAC MOTORS/ FOOTPRINTS/ GLAMOUR GIRL Salon Land Rover Specialist/ Operations Manager • Diagnose and repair cars, light, trucks, heavy trucks and earth moving equipment • Diagnose and repair hydraulic drive systems • Working knowledge of diagnostic tools such as GTR, Dealer • Connect IDS, WDS,Starscan,DRB3,NGS and Tech 2 • Qualified Professional Technician (ASE Certified, Master, L3 and up) • Automotive Service Knowledge • Must have 15 years experience. Salary is negotiable

BARBERS/ CLEANERS Salary $5.00 per hour


Salary $8.00 per hour



BAYVIEW MOTORS is in need of filling the position of


• • • • • •

Successful applicants must possess the following qualifications: Previous experience in managing a similar sized automotive dealership Must be familiar with all facets of the management of an automotive dealership Experience in managing a busy automotive service department Experience with collision estimation Experience in automotive sales, including vehicle purchasing and manufacturer pricing negotiation • General knowledge of automotive mechanics a definite asset • Excellent communication, writing, and computer skills • Starting salary approximately 50k/year but commensurate with experience

Please send resume via email to: Those applicants with required qualification will be contacted for interview BELONGER ONLY NEED APPLY 8134

VACANCY British Caribbean Bank is looking for applicants to fill the role of

Supervisor – Credit Interested parties should possess: • At least 10 years banking experience; • Professional Qualifications in the field of Banking or Finance; • Experience in Retail Banking, Operations, Commercial Lending, Relationship Management and Computer Literacy

Contact: PO Box 270, 101 Governor’s Road, Leeward, Providenciales Belongers need only apply

Send your email to or call (649) 241-1228

The Financial Services Commission, a statutory body of the Turks and Caicos Islands Government responsible for the licensing and regulation of financial services businesses, is seeking qualified applicants for the post of

Regulatory Policy Analyst DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES The holder of this position will carry out the following duties: Undertake research, under the direction of the Head of Banking and Trusts or the Managing Director, to determine any weaknesses in the existing regulatory framework and make recommendations for the enhancement of same for the financial services sector. Such research to also include an internal review to determine any gaps in the standards being used and those of international standard setters and make recommendation for reducing or eliminating such gaps. Assist in the development of methodologies to guide the Bank and trusts Department’s supervisory regime, both offsite and onsite. The holder of the position will also be expected to help formulate standards to ensure that sound business and financial practices are adhered to by licensees. Conduct appropriate research and draft responses to surveys from international agencies in respect to the supervisory practices and framework of the Turks and Caicos Islands as may be requested. Keep abreast of developments in international regulatory standards such as the Basle Capital Accords and Core Principles, Corporate Governance etc. and make recommendations to ensure that the jurisdiction is on par with best practice and compliant as far as possible with the adoption of these. Participate in onsite and offsite examinations with the objective of establishing where changes may be required to improve these areas. Perform other functions as set out in the job description in relation to the post or as may be assigned by the Head of Banking and Trust or the Managing Director.




• Must have minimum of 10 years knowledge of Neapolitan and Roman style pizza making • Must know preparation with short and long rising dough’s • Must have experience with a high temperature refractory oven • Must be willing to work weekends, evenings and holidays • Must be available to work 6 nights per week • Must speak, read and write English • Must have clean police record • Salary $450.00 per week


• 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 per week • Must speak, read and write English • Must work well with others and work well under and work well under pressure • Must have clean police record • Salary $6.00per hour

Submit resume to P.O. Box 543 or deliver resumes to restaurant Monday – Friday 10:00am-3:00pm closing date for application is May 10th, 2013

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED • Sound knowledge of banking law, trust law and AML regulations; • Sound knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Accounting Standards (IAS); • Sound knowledge of the workings of the Basle Committee on Bank Supervision and the related Core Principles; • Sound knowledge of banking operations and practices and current developments in the financial sector, both local and international; • Sound understanding of IT systems and their use in the financial services industry; • Sound knowledge of specialty areas such as economics and statistical research mythologies and techniques.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance or other related discipline. Five (5) years related experience. OTHER INFORMATION APPLICABLE TO THE POST This position falls within Grade 6 of the Commission’s pay scale. Actual salary payable will be determined by reference to the degree of qualification, experience, knowledge base and other criteria that the Commission may assess. The duties for the above post may be carried out at either of the Commission’s offices in Grand Turk or Providenciales.

Applications should be received no later than May 10, 2013 and may be emailed to or faxed to 1-649-941-8379


April 27 - May 3, 2013


YA3B acting on behalf of our clients La Pause Store, Major Beauty Salon, B Beauty Box is looking to fill the following positions:


Domestic Worker To work 5 days per week salary $5.00 per hour.

Contact: 941-3713


Job Advertisement Caicos MARINA & SHIPYARD Marine Labourer


April 27 - May 3, 2013


;; Must have proven experience hauling and blocking boats in the correct areas on blocks or stands. ;;General understanding of boat construction ;; Keen attention to detail. ;; Self motivated ;; Ability to work some weekends and holidays.

Duties Include:

Cleaning the facilities, landscaping, greasing machinery, washing boats, pressure washing boat bottoms, sanding and painting boat bottoms using antifouling paint.

Nail Technician – $6.00 per hour Supervisor – $8.00 per hour 2 Hairdressers – $6.00 per hour Contact: 344-4540


School For Field Studies, South Caicos Job Title:

Student Affairs Manager

Job Summary:

Manage the non-academic affairs of US college students in a field-based, study abroad program. Salary: Salary commensurate with experience. Qualifications: BS or Masters (preferred) in relevant discipline, Current Wilderness First Responder/CPR Certifications, Experience managing student groups, Experience managing logistics

To Apply: Please send your CV to RDAKE@FIELDSTUDIES.ORG by April 30, 2013. CV’s will be reviewed and only potential candidates will be contacted. Start Date: August 2013


Wage rate: $8.00 per hour.



;; Must have proven experience repairing outboard motors. ;;Keen attention to detail. ;; Ability to work some weekends and holidays ;; 10 yrs experience in marine engine repairs, formal training in mechanics and electrical 12V systems

Duties Include:

Diagnosis and repair of marine gas engines and installation of new units. Analyzing defects and adjusting or repairing mechanical systems of outboard motors as well as replacing parts, such as gears, magneto points, piston rings, spark plugs etc. and reassembling motors. Wage rate: $10.00 per hour



;; 5 years experience working with fiberglass ;;Must be willing to work in full chemical suit with respirator ;; Have a general knowledge of boat construction ;; Prior experience painting and installing fiberglass in a marine environment. ;; Keen attention to detail ;;Ability to work some weekends and holidays

Duties Include:

Grinding and installing fiberglass, sanding bottom paint, assisting with hauling boats and preparing boats for painting. Wage rate: $11.00 per hour



;; 10 years experience working with fiberglass ;;Thorough understanding of the various types of resins and their uses ;; Thorough understanding of boat construction ;; Experience operating boat lifting equipment ;; Must be willing to work in full chemical suit with respirator

Duties Include:

Construction of fiberglass molds, sanding and painting bottoms and operating boat lifting machinery. Wage rate: $11.00 per hour

Applications must be submitted in writing and delivered by hand to Caicos Marina and Shipyard, Long Bay Highway, Providenciales, Tel: (649) 2321905/ 946 5600. Applicants must have five plus (5+) years experience working at a marina. Closing date for applications is 30th April, 2013. Suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Community Fellowship Centre Accepting applications for:

Church Administrator Requirements:

• Must be a born again believer • B.SC in Business Administration/Management studies or related field • At least 5 years in an administrative capacity • Strong leadership, organizational and administrative skills • Must possess experience and training in Business Administration or Church Administration • Must have effective budgeting and accounting skills Suitable applicants may forward resumes addressed to

Church Board – Community Fellowship Centre Leeward Highway, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands Tel: 649-941-3484 Fax: 649-941-3482. Email:

Housekeeper/Dog Sitter needed

Job requirements

• include full responsibility for house, as well as taking care of dogs. Cleaning, changing linens, ironing walking, washing and feeding the dogs are just a few of the many various tasks to be accomplished on a daily basis. • Candidates must have experience in care of very elderly a necessity. • Must be available on short notice, including nights and weekends. • Must be bilingual: Spanish and English. • Must be enthusiastic and like dogs. • Base salary $5 an hour. Applications in writing, including 3 references, can be sent to:

Rockgarden Ltd. c/o Saunders and Co. Post Office Box 257 Town Centre, Providenciales Turks and Caicos Islands Deadline for submissions I May 2013

April 27 - May 3, 2013





is looking for a


Is looking for a

Is looking for a


To work 5 days per week salary $5.00 per hour. Contact: 341-2178 8116

per week salary $5.00 per hour.

contact: 241-1429


School For Field Studies, South Caicos

Waterfront Assistant – Center for Marine Resource Studies

Job Summary: The purpose of this position is to provide support in the areas of program delivery, academics, research, group dynamics, logistics, program safety, risk management and site maintenance. Salary: Stipend provided Qualifications: Active Dive Master Cert. and Insurance, Current CPR/First Aid, BA/BS in Marine Science/Policy, Small boat experience, Willing to work flexible hours, Clean driving record

To Apply: Please send your CV to RDAKE@FIELDSTUDIES.ORG by April 30, 2013. CV’s will be reviewed and only potential candidates will be contacted. Start Date: August 2013

Is looking for a

Kitchen Helper

Domestic Domestic Truck Driver Worker Worker To work 6 days To work 5 days per week salary $6.00 per hour. contact: 231-6926


To work 5 days per week salary $6.00 per hour contact: 946-8550


The Somerset Strata Management Co. Ltd.

JOB VACANCY The Somerset Strata organization is seeking suitable qualified Belongers who possess the requirements listed are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates should possess luxury resort experience, be professional in attitude and demeanor and must read and speak English fluently.


Responsibilities: Troubleshoot and perform minor repairs on heating, cooling and ventilation systems Paint and repair drywall along with performing routine maintenance jobs and repairs around the property General Requirements: Must be a team player with a desire to deliver excellent customer service to our guest Must have clear English communications skills (written or oral) Previous experience in this area would be an asset Salary for this position will commensurate with qualifications and experience Qualified Belonger candidates are requested to submit a CV by e-mail to:


Aleisa Musgrove, Strata Operations Manager The Somerset Resort on Grace Bay Submissions for this job position should be received no later than April 30, 2013

Patient Administration


The Somerset Resort Management Ltd. is seeking Labour Clearance for the positions listed below. Suitably qualified Belongers who possess the requirements listed are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates should possess luxury resort experience, be professional in attitude and demeanor and must read and speak English fluently. Positions require a flexible schedule which includes holidays, weekends and evenings, and extended hours on occasion. Salaries are based on experience and qualifications.

Cheshire Hall Medical Centre Providenciales, TCI

InterHealthCanada (TCI) Ltd wishes to appoint a healthcare professional to the post of Patient Administration Manager. Reporting to the CEO, post holder will be responsible for the following:-


• Management of Patient Health Records & Statistics (Preparation of statistics and monthly reports as required by Management and Head Office) • Management of patient administration and financial function (including billing, dept collection) • Liaison – Medical and Insurance agencies and doctors (internally and externally) • Management and training of the overall within the department • Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures

Outgoing, friendly and highly experienced swimmer. Must be energetic and enjoy working outdoors. Ability to lift heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds is required. CPR/First Aid certification is required. Lifeguard and rescue experience desired. Must have previous watersports experience in a five-star resort environment.

ROOM ATTENDANT Possess at least 3 years of experience in five-star resorts. Strong attention to details and exceptional ability to maintain the highest standards of quality required. Must be a team player with a strong work ethic. Courteous individuals who possess a positive demeanor and a commitment to excellence are required.


The incumbent must have at least an associate’s degree in business management or equivalent with 5 years experienced in cash collection and revenue protection. The incumbent must poses a minimum of two (2) years in managerial or supervisory experience preferably in a healthcare environment, excellent organizational skills, interpersonal communication skills and the ability to function independently. Extensive knowledge of medical terminologies is a bonus.

LINEN ROOM CONTROLLER Possess at least 3 years of experience in five-star resorts. Must be calm, efficient, proficient, professional, knowledgeable and organized to fulfill requests consistent with five-star luxury standards. A good knowledge of hotel operations with a focus on housekeeping is vital. Ability to direct and resolve issues and/or concerns promptly is required. Ideal candidates must be able to influence and promote a cohesive and positive work attitude among all staff members.

Remuneration packages will be based on qualification and experience. Only qualified B.O.T.C-Turks and Caicos Islands and persons with Belonger Status should apply.

Email qualifications and experiences to: Closing date for application: Tuesday 30th April 2013


Qualified Belonger candidates can complete an application form in person at The Somerset on Grace Bay or submit a resume by e-mail at Tel: 946-5900. Fax: 946-5839. The closing date for applications is May 6, 2013.




April 27 - May 3, 2013

WARD CONSULTANCY Acting on behalf of our clients: Ripple Ltd., Coyaba, Southwind Millwork is looking for the following persons:

Assistant Manager of Special Projects and Procurement Requirements: • Knowledge of the installation and maintenance of Saflok Door Locking systems • Specific engineering experience related to water treatment plants, swimming pool equipment, irrigation, lighting systems • Must have existing relationships with product suppliers in India, China and other Asian countries with knowledge of Indian languages helpful (Hindi, etc) • Project management experience including managing construction labor, contractors, engineers and architects • Minimum of 5 years experience in procurement and managing refurbishment budgets • Understanding and Experience of Strata Management • Diploma in International Hospitality Management • Computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Opera,CAD) Responsibilities • Planning and managing all capital expenditure projects as decided by the hotel owner, including setting out and managing budgets, procurement, purchasing and installation where necessary of furniture, equipment and other items for the hotel, negotiations with subcontractors, management of labor and equipment companies. • Negotiating with international suppliers, including existing key suppliers in India, China and other Asian countries. • Assisting the hotel Engineering department with procurement needs, and repairs when necessary to systems installed in the hotel rooms, restaurant, kitchens, swimming pools and all other areas of the property. Knowledge of the installation and maintenance of Saflok Door Locking systems • Qualified Belongers need only to apply • Salary Range: Commensurate based on qualification and experience

Personal Concierge/Butler Requirements: • Provides a very personal, detailed, seamless service to guests • Take care of guests needs in a highly professional manner. • Be seen by the guests in response to all the guest’s needs and requests. • The attention to detail required and the ability to anticipate the needs of guests needs demand that the butler is a consummate hotel professional with impeccable standards • Strive to create an atmosphere that makes a ‘wow’ impression on the guests • Will not accept anything less that the best available presentation of the suites/ rooms and public areas of the floors. • Must take gentle care of all their guests from arrival until departure without imposing themselves on the guest • Fluency in a second language preferably Spanish or Italian would be an asset • Belongers need only to apply • Salary Range: Commensurate based on qualification and experience

Cook Job Requirements: • Middle level culinary skills • Dependable, proactive, organized, team player • Education from a formal culinary program • At least two to three years cooking experience; preparing international breakfast, lunch and dinner in regional cooking environment • Sanitation certificate • Ability to plan, organize and execute meal plans • Must speak and read English fluently • Additional languages an asset • Qualified Belongers need only to apply • Salary Range: Commensurate based on qualification and experience

Executive Assistant to the Chief Operations Officer/VP S&M (COO/VP S&M) & Marketing Coordinator JOB OVERVIEW: The Executive Assistant to the COO/VPS&M is responsible for supporting the COO/ VPS&M in all professional duties, including but not limited to, personal and business phone calls, emails, texts and faxes, travel requirements ie. Visa applications, Accommodation, tickets as well as creating travel schedule to manage all business meetings, booking conferences, report writing, data input, expenses/travel budget etc. As Marketing Coordinator key responsibilities include assisting pre-arrival coordinator with VIP Calendars and itineraries for key influencers, issuing gift certificates for suites when approved by Director of Sales and Marketing (DOSM), processing local marketing invoices when approved by Director of Marketing (DOM), responding to sponsorship requests, ensuring adequate exposure gained from sponsorship. Ensure all PR material is tabulated and filed. Alias with DOM and have photo library updated. Ensure copy on partner websites is current. Database management for DOSM, COO and E Marketing.

CFWF assist COO REPORTS TO: COO/Vice President of Sales and Marketing, DOSM & DOM (all daily duties and tasks to be coordinated with DOM) KEY RELATIONSHIPS: Internal: Grace Bay Resorts Sales and Marketing, Senior Leaders at any resort under Grace Bay Resorts Management, Reservations teams and all other relevant departments External: Key S&M & and PR Representatives, Resort guests, Travel Agents, Tour Operators and Meeting Planners. Minimum Qualifications: Essential: • Minimum 5 years international experience as executive administrative assistant/ manager. • International, five star, hospitality experience • High school graduate. (College degree is desirable) • Fluency in English (A second language is highly desirable). • Front Office, Reservations, and Sales experience preferred • Food and Beverage Marketing & knowledge • Experience with Opera is desirable • Must be willing to make international trips in support of the COO/VPS&M, • Must have excellent communication skills and ability to support the COO & S&M team as necessary. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS • maintain strict confidentiality and discretion • Problem solver, effective communicator and team player. • Dependable, trustworthy, exceptionally organized.; a true multi-tasker • Ability to work with little to no supervision • Must work well under pressure with extreme time lines • Must be detailed oriented and highly organized • Will be responsible for daily organization of the Chief Operating Officer's personal and professional calendar. • Must be able to represent the hotel and the COO/ VPS&M, in his/their absence. • Must always demonstrate a professional appearance. • Must have demonstrated PC skills including PowerPoint, MS Project, Microsoft Publisher, Adobe C Suite, Excel pivot tables and databases. • Perform job functions with attention to detail, speed and accuracy. • Prioritize and organize. • Be a clear thinker, remain calm and resolving problems using good judgment. • Follow directions thoroughly • Understand guest’s services and needs. • Work cohesively with co-workers as part of a team. • Be able to manage several responsibilities and roles that report to DOM, DOSM and COO/VP S&M • Salary Range: Commensurate based on qualification and experience

Interested persons can contact our Human Resources Department no later than May 6th 2013

@ (649) 946-5050 Ext. 1050 Email: | Fax: (649) 946-5758 P.O. Box 128 Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indie

Waitress Labourer Cabinet Maker Must be willing to work 6 days per week. Salary range $6.00-$7.00 per hour

Contact: 345-7512


Grace Bay Club is looking for candidates that have the requirements listed along with an outgoing professional manner. They love to work with different types of people, meet challenges with a positive attitude and live the standards of our organization. Their management style is one that balances a commitment to people and their development with business/financial accountability and delivers an exceptional guest experience

SHEIK & SASSY is looking for a

Masseuse/ Hairstylist To work 5 days per week salary commensurate with experience

Contact: 331-1809


Jayne Hutcherson is looking for a

Painter To work 5 days per week salary $8.00 per hour.

Contact: 245-4742


Career Opportunities

LAS BRISAS RESTAURANT is looking for a

Waiter To work 6 days per week including weekends. Salary $6.00 per hour. Must have 3-5 years experience. Must have a smiling and pleasant personality while serving tables. Must know how to communicate with customers.

Contact: 946-5306





Is looking for a

Security Officer

Is required to work in a busy family home


Contact: 231-1000


An opportunity exists for two fully qualified accountants who possess a minimum of six years professional experience gained within a “Big Four” public accounting firm. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. If you wish to be considered for these opportunities please apply in confidence by sending details of your experience and qualifications to either: KPMG Ltd. or The Labour Commissioner, P.O. Box 357 Labour Office The Village at Grace Bay Butterfield Square Providenciales Providenciales Turks & Caicos Islands Turks & Caicos Islands

Or fax your particulars to 946-4619


Job Requirements • Level 2 International Tennis Federation approved • Hold a Physical Trainer Degree • Minimum 7 years experience as a junior and professional tennis player • Certified for junior training • USTA player 7.0


Primary Duties



Is seeking suitably qualified Belongers to fill the positions outlined below. Ideal candidates must possess luxury resort experience, a professional demeanor, and a strong command of the English language (oral and written). Relevant experience and a passion for hospitality is required. Salary is based on experience and qualifications.

Lead Server Cost Controller Controller to Food & Beverage

Closing Date March 9, 2013 BELONGERS ONLY NEED APPLY

Bridgette Thomas BNC Consulting Group, Ltd email: phone: 649-332-2565

IMMEDIATE OPENING We are actively recruiting an Outlet and Banquets Manager who will provide hands-on oversight of a popular outdoor, beachside restaurant. The incumbent will ensure guest service and financial goals are met or exceeded. He or she must be flexible to work long hours as business demands, and must be able to manage banquet activities from inception to completion. The successful candidate will assist other restaurants or bars within the resort and will work a shift schedule with rotating off days.

Job requirements: • Certified as a personal trainer and group trainer • Minimum of 7 years experience as a trainer and fitness instructor • Degree in sales/ marketing with minimum 7 years experience • Proven results in managing businesses in a successful and profitable manner • Proficient in Microsoft application (office package), Photoshop/ Corel Draw • Website and facebook account maintenance Wages commensurate with experience and certification

Rooms Division Manager Kitchen Steward Room Attendant Commis Chef

Applications must also apply in writing with resume to: or P.O. Box 143, Providenciales


Is looking to employ

Please send your resume to:

• The successful candidate must possess the following qualities and experiences • Full of energy, reliable and trustworthy • Use their own initiative and be able to multi-task • Experienced housekeeper who is also use to looking after children • Possess a clean TCI drivers license is essential • Dog lover • Be willing to work flexible hours including holidays, weekends and evenings • Be willing to look after the household when owners are absent including the dogs • Possess excellent command of English • Summary of duties and responsibilities • General housekeeping duties • Looking after children • Running errands and grocery shopping • Cooking • Walking and washing 3 dogs


To work 5 days per week. Salary $6.00 per hour.

• Hands-on management of the daily service of assigned restaurant, including responsibility for daily closing to ensure adequate supervision of outlet staff. • Oversee the implementation of service and brand standards, share recommendations and guest comments with the Chef and F&B Management team • Develop and implement outlet promotions calendar for F&B products and events. • Conduct competitor analysis and remain knowledgeable of local market initiatives, analyze food and beverage statistics through point of sale system • Monitor performance of the restaurant through analysis of guest feedback (comment cards, trip-advisor, etc.) and financial results. • Maintain and enforce procedures to ensure the security of monies, credit and financial instruments and transactions • Replenish supplies and inventory in a timely and efficient manner, minimizing waste and controlling costs. • Ensure restaurant and all restaurant equipment is in proper operational condition and is cleaned on a regular basis. • Participate in budgeting and forecasting and P&L analysis including productivity and cost management. • Directly responsible for meeting financial, service and guest satisfaction targets for assigned outlet.

Job Requirements

Hospitality Degree or equivalent combined experience and education Minimum 5-7 years proven restaurant management and banqueting experience within a resort environment Demonstrated ability to work with and engage multicultural/multi-ethnic teams and guests Strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent command of the English language Pleasant, outgoing personality with the ability to handle the pressure of a fast-paced environment Quality oriented with focus on details and high performance standards Flexibility to work rotating shifts Strong knowledge of food costing and working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Infogenesis POS system

Competitive compensation package

If you possess the required qualifications, please contact Bridgette Thomas, BNC Consulting Group, or call 649332-2565 to schedule an interview or obtain additional information. 8140


April 27 - May 3, 2013



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The following employers / self employed persons in Providenciales are hereby requested to appear before a National Insurance Inspector at the NIB Providenciales Office in relation to their accounts before 3:00 p.m. May 1, 2013.

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Gayle smashes fastest Twenty20 century in history – Makes highest individual total – Team tallies highest total WEST Indies opener Christopher Gayle made Twenty20 history on Wednesday when he blasted the fastest century en route the highest Twenty20 score. Playing in the Indian Premier League for the Royal Challengers Bangalore the Jamaican batsman clobbered 175 unbeaten runs—the highest total ever recorded. His innings consisted of 17 sixes, another record. He also hit 13 fours in his 66 balls at the crease. To reach the three digit mark the 31-year-old just used 30 balls. It was four balls less than Australian Andrew Symonds. The record in 50-over cricket is Shahid Afridi’s 37-ball ton for Pakistan against Sri Lanka in 1996 while the Test record belongs to Gayle’s fellow West Indian Sir Viv Richards, who flayed England for a 56-ball 100 in Antigua in 1986. In terms of team’s performance, Royal Challengers Bangalore scored the highest total 263 while with Gayle’s 17 sixes; they were able to

Jordan Clark is the fifth player to achieve the feat in professional cricket.

Lancashire batsman hits six sixes at Yorkshire

Chris Gayle brought Pune Warriors to their knees with one of the most destructive innings ever played.

tally 21 which is a new record. “It was just one of those days. I went berserk and it just paid off,” said Gayle, who now has a staggering 11

centuries in T20 cricket. “I had a plain omelette and two pancakes for breakfast. I’m a bit hungry now though”.

LANCASHIRE batsman Jordan Clark has hit six sixes in one over in a second XI game against Yorkshire at Scarborough, off left-arm spinner Gurham Randhawa. Clark, 22, is the fifth player to achieve the feat in professional cricket and the first Englishman. West Indies legend Sir Garfield Sobers was the first to hit six sixes in an over for Nottinghamshire in 1968. India’s Ravi Shastri matched him in 1984, then Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh both repeated the feat in 2007.

Clark joined Lancashire’s academy in 2008 and after making his one-day debut for the first team in 2010, he was part of the Second XI Trophy-winning side last season. The Whitehaven-born youngster is yet to make his County Championship debut for the Red Rose county, but has featured in five one-day and nine Twenty20 matches. He told BBC Sport: “I was batting against spin, the wicket wasn’t a massive turner. I thought I needed to step it up a little bit.

US government seeks £78m in damages over Armstrong affair The US government is seeking more than £78m in damages after filing a lawsuit over the Lance Armstrong affair. The banned American cyclist, 41, is accused of violating his contract with his former team and is said to have been “unjustly enriched” while cheating to win the Tour de France. “The US Postal Service paid about $40m [£26m] to sponsor the USPS team from 1998 to 2004,” the court document said. Armstrong has admitted to doping during all of his seven Tour de France wins. The lawsuit also names former team director Johan Bruyneel and team management company Tailwind Sports as defendants. Armstrong ended years of denial in January during an interview with chat show host Oprah Winfrey in which he described doping as part of the process of winning the Tour. The US government announced in February it would join the 2010 ‘whistleblowing’ lawsuit filed by ex-US Postal rider Floyd Landis, who himself admitted using drugs throughout his career. Tuesday was the deadline for the Justice Department to file its formal

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Sir Des Champs wins thrilling Punchestown Gold Cup

Lance Armstrong is in hot water again.

complaint. According to the suit, the Postal Service (USPS) paid about $40m (£26.2m) to be the title sponsor of Armstrong’s teams for six of his Tour de France victories. It added that Armstrong’s salary during that time, excluding bonuses, was $17.9m (£11.7m). “Defendants were unjustly enriched to the extent of the payments and other benefits they received from the USPS, either directly or indirectly,” the complaint said.

The government is seeking triple losses of the sponsorship funds, which amounts to around £78m, under the federal False Claims Act. The government also asked for a jury trial. By flagging up allegations of fraud, Landis could receive a substantial share of any money recovered. The law, introduced by President Lincoln in 1863, stipulates the person bringing the lawsuit can receive 1525 per cent of any damages.

CHELTENHAM runner-up Sir Des Champs held off a late challenge by Long Run to win the Gold Cup at Punchestown. With Davy Russell back on board, the Willie Mullins-trained sevenyear-old just managed to justify his status as the 2-1 favourite. Long Run finished strongly under Sam Waley-Cohen, while Bob Cooper’s mount First Lieutenant was third. For Mullins, the victory was his first at the race since Florida Pearl took the spoils in 2002. After a stewards’ inquiry, the placings were unaltered. “It was a great performance,” said Mullins. “Davy gave him an enterprising ride. He grabbed the bull by the horns at the third last.

“I thought he might have come unstuck at the last, but the horse came again. He jumped well.” Russell, about to retain the Irish jump jockey championship, made a positive move down the back straight, taking up the running off Long Run at the third-last and going two lengths clear . There was not much between Sir Des Champs and Long Run at Cheltenham and yet again the pair proved they were closely matched, because as Sir Des Champs began to tire, Long Run was coming hard at him after the last. Over on the far side Mouse Morris’ consistent First Lieutenant, a winner at Aintree, also had a chance but Sir Des Champs held on by threequarters of a length.

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Suarez hit with 10-game ban for Ivanovic bite Robert Lewandowski scored four goals against Real Madrid.

Lewandowski stuns Real Madrid ROBERT Lewandowski produced a striker’s masterclass as he scored four goals against Real Madrid in a commanding Champions League semi-final first-leg victory for Borussia Dortmund. The Poland striker volleyed in Mario Gotze’s cross at the back post early on before Cristiano Ronaldo tapped in. Lewandowski collected Marco Reus’s shot to poke in past Diego Lopez and crashed home a 12-yard strike for a hat-trick. The 24-year-old converted his fourth from the spot, after Reus was fouled. With his contract due to expire at the end of next season, the forward has been a reported summer target for Manchester United and Bayern Munich. And his value will increase no end after he became the first player to score four times in a Champions League semi-final. His ruthless display of finishing continued Dortmund’s 100% European home record this season and leaves Real Madrid with a

mountainous task to reach the final at Wembley in May. It also showed more evidence of a shift towards German dominance of Europe, only 24 hours after Bayern Munich beat Barcelona 4-0 in their semi-final first leg. Bayern’s thrashing of Barca came on the same day they announced a £31.5m deal for Gotze, but Dortmund’s response was an energetic display that left them on the verge of a first Champions League final appearance since 1997. Boss Jurgen Klopp had issued a rallying call to the club’s fans urging them to be positive in their support despite the Gotze development. And the effervescent coach received a similarly rousing performance from his team as they set off at a blistering pace and could have been a goal up a minute before Lewandowski’s opener. Reus, who was a constant thorn in the Real Madrid side, took on the visiting defence but his shot was saved by Diego Lopez, with Lewandowski failing to tuck in the rebound.

Wimbledon bonus for tennis stars WIMBLEDON officials have announced the biggest increase in prize money in the history of tennis as part of a bid to make the sport attractive for future generations of players. THE All England Club, which organises the oldest grand slam tournament, has hiked prize money by 40% to $34.4 million so the winners of the men and women’s competitions will each take home $2.4 million. Wimbledon has also revealed that it will build a roof over Court No. 1, with the structure expected to be completed in time for the 2019 tournament. The retractable roof, which is expected to be similar to that which has been in place on Center Court since 2009, will allow matches to progress despite any bad weather -with rain a regular threat at the grasscourt event. Wimbledon’s announcement regarding the increase in prize money on offer comes following a similar move by organizers of the Australian Open last October.

Players in Melbourne in January competed for a share of $31.1 million following an increase of $4.12 million. This year’s U.S. Open will have its prize fund increased by $4 million to $29.5 million, while next month’s French Open will see the winners earn $1.95 million with the total purse up by 16%. The increases in prize money come following pressure from top players concerned with the huge disparities between those who exit grand slam tournaments at an early stage and those who go much further. At Wimbledon, the purse for winning the title has gone up with the male and female winner taking home a check of £1.6 million -- a 39% increase on last year. Wimbledon, which will be held from June 24 to July 7 this year, has also put more cash into the opening three rounds of the tournament by 60%. Players losing in the first round will net $35,800, which is a big improvement on the $22,100 they would have picked up in 2012.

LUIS Suarez has been hit with a 10game ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. The Liverpool striker was found guilty by the English Football Association Wednesday following the incident which occurred during his side’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea last Sunday. An FA statement read: “A threeperson Independent Regulatory Commission today upheld the FA’s claim that a suspension of three matches was clearly insufficient and the player will serve a further seven first-team matches in addition to the standard three. The suspension begins with immediate effect. “The Liverpool forward had accepted a charge of violent conduct but had denied the FA’s claim that the standard three-match sanction was insufficient for the offense. “The incident was not seen by the match officials and has therefore been retrospectively reviewed. “Suarez has until midday on Friday, 26 April to appeal the additional suspension, above the standard three matches.” Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre was unhappy with the severity of the verdict. He told the club’s official site: “Both the club and player are shocked and disappointed at the severity of today’s Independent Regulatory Commission decision. “We await the written reasons tomorrow before making any further

Liverpool’s Luis Suarez has been banned for 10 games by the English Football Association for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic.

comment.” Suarez, 26, had apologised for his actions and was heavily fined by Liverpool. “I’ve spoken to Ivanovic on the phone so I could apologize directly to him,” he tweeted. “Thanks for accepting.” He added: “For my unacceptable behavior the club has fined me. “I have asked the club to donate the money to the Hillsborough Family Support Group for the inconvenience I have created to the Liverpool fans and to Ivanovic.” It would appear that Suarez’s past record has been taken into account by the FA. The Uruguay striker was given an eight-match ban and a $63,000 fine back in 2011 after being found

guilty by the FA of racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra. Suarez also courted controversy in Holland while at Ajax where he was banned for seven games after biting PSV Eindhoven midfielder Otman Bakkal’s shoulder during a match in November 2010. The Uruguay star, who has scored 23 goals in the English Premier League, has even drawn criticism from British Prime Minister David Cameron. “It is rightly a matter for the football authorities to consider,” a Downing Street spokesman said. “As part of their consideration, I think it would be very understandable if they took into account the fact that high-profile players are often role models.”

McIlroy still has Rio 2016 Olympics choice RORY McIlroy will have the choice of representing Great Britain or Ireland at the 2016 Olympics if he wants to, despite comments from the R&A implying he may only be eligible for Ireland. Royal & Ancient chief executive Peter Dawson said “there may be an Olympic regulation” saying McIlroy can only represent Ireland in Rio because he has played for them in two World Cups. But the International Olympic Committee cited a rule saying if three years have passed since he represented Ireland, the 23-year-old could play for Team GB. The world number two’s international dilemma comes from the fact that athletes born in Northern Ireland are eligible to represent Great Britain or Ireland at Olympic Games. McIlroy said in January that he could opt out of the Olympics to avoid the difficult decision. The Olympic Charter states: “A competitor who has represented one country in the Olympic Games, in continental or regional games or in world or regional championships... and who has changed his nationality or acquired a new nationality, may

Rory Mcllroy who is caught with playing forhad stated that he could opt out of the Olympics to avoid the difficult decision.

participate in the Olympic Games to represent his new country provided that at least three years have passed since the competitor last represented his former country.” With the Rio Games three years away, this would mean McIlroy could represent either country there as long as he does not play for Ireland again in a tournament, although the rule also adds that the “period may be reduced or even cancelled”.

He has previously represented Ireland in two World Cups, but that matter is further complicated by the fact that the Golfing Union of Ireland is the authority for the entire island, and it is therefore the only country he could compete for as England, Wales and Scotland all play as separate teams. McIlroy said he “felt more British than Irish” in September but then denied that meant he automatically would represent Team GB.


Sports National

April 27 - May 3, 2013


PABA Night League:

Unbeaten GT Stallions one win from finals THE Grand Turk Stallions continue to dominate the Provo Amateur Basketball Association (PABA) Night League and are within one win of reaching the best-in-seven finals against either defending champions the Flyers or last season’s runners up South Caicos Harbour Boys. 2013 has been a phenomenal year for the Stallions and over the weekend they managed to keep their unbeaten record intact with easy wins against the Police in the bestin-five semi-finals. In game one, last Friday night, the Lawmen went down 86-54 with Ira Taylor leading the way for the winners with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Equally impressive was M Lightbourne with 19 points and 13 boards. Saundro Jermain finished with 21 points and 13 boards for the losing side while K. Doughty added another double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. On Saturday night, Jermain led his side with a game high 19 points and eight rebounds, but even with

Sandro Jermain led the Police team in both games.

16 points, six rebounds and five blocks from another Police player (R. Smith) the Stallion still won by

Ira Taylor led the GT Stallions with 20 points and 13 boards in Game One of the best-in-five semi-finals.

30 points 78-58. Kino Williams led the undefeated side with 17 points

and five steals while Lightbourne added 14 points, 11 rebounds and three steals.

PABA High School League Semis:

CHHS and Maranatha High record victories CLEMENT Howell High School and Maranatha High were victorious in semi-final clashes against TCIPS and the E.G Youth Centre respectively when action in the Provo Amateur Basketball Association (PABA) School League continued last Saturday at the Gus Lightbourne Sports Complex court. Guy Joseph and P. Sylvain were unstoppable for the CHHS in the 56-37 point win. Joseph had a game high 22 points and four steals while Sylvain finished with 20 points. Kenley Walters led TCIPS with 21 points. In game two Maranatha won by three points against the Youth Centre (33-30). Raymeko Smith led the winners with 20 points and five steals while D. Hamilton added nine points and nine boards. B. Hall led the Youth Centre with 11 points.

Josh for Sports

Enough is enough

FOR the past two years, I’ve been protesting against the discrimination, segregation and apartheid practiced against sports persons in the TCI. There were times in the past when I’ve been confronted and threatened by members of this nationality. I was told by the league’s president and a member along with the former Sports Commissioner that the league should be left alone because its members are paying to use the Gus Lightbourne Sports Complex. It amazes me to see that persons, who are/were responsible for national sports, permit any nationality to discriminate against any other nationalities in the country. I’ve decided that I shall take a proactive stand and single handedly fight this disrespectful, national slap in the face, here in my native land of birth. MY DECISION I shall share with you, my readers what I am doing and ask you all for your total support, where/ when necessary. I’m in the process of instituting an action in the Supreme Court of the TCI. I request financial assistance to file

to be permitted to function in this country and that any government or private facility be prohibited from hosting such tournament.

By Joshua Gardiner this action. THE DRAFT Drafted by Joshua Gardiner Request for an injunction against the TC ABA and the Gus Lightbourne Complex facilitating a Filipino Basketball League/Tournament ever again in Provo Be it resolved that I Joshua Gardiner, a native TC Islander, born at Bottle Creek, North Caicos and Domicile in the constituency of 5-Cays in 5-Cays, hereby respectfully and humbly apply to this honourable Supreme Court of the TCI to issue me with a writ/certificate of injunction expressly forbidding the existence and functioning of any Filipino Exclusive Basketball Tournament

GROUDS I hereby declare that this perennial tournament functions in a discriminatory, segregated and apartheid fashion—excluding any other nationality from participating therein contrary to the constitution of the TCI as it relates to discrimination based on nationality. I humbly submit that there should be no tolerated league of exclusion based on nationality, race, religion or social background on the face of this earth and thus I respectfully request that this honourable court give me, on behalf of other nationalities residing within the TCI, relief from such further discrimination in accordance/ compliance with the constitution of the TCI. Sincerely yours Joshua Gardiner SUPPORTING CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Protection from discrimination

15. (1) Subject to subsections (4), (5) and (8), no law shall make any

– No more segregation in the Filipino Basketball League

provision which is discriminatory either of itself or in its effect. (2) Subject to subsections (6), (8) and (9), no person shall be treated in a discriminatory manner by any person acting by virtue of any law or in the performance of the functions of any public office or any public authority. (3) In this section, “discriminatory” means affording different treatment to different persons attributable wholly or mainly to their respective descriptions such as by race, national or social origin, political or other opinion, colour, religion, language, creed, association with a national minority, property, sex, birth or other status whereby persons of one such description are subjected to disabilities or restrictions to which persons of another such description are not made subject or are accorded privileges or advantages which are not accorded to persons of another such description. Enforcement of fundamental rights 18. (1) If any person alleges that any of the foregoing provisions of this past has been, is being or is likely to be contravened in relation to him or her, then without prejudice

to any other action with respect to the same manner, which is lawfully available, that person may apply to the Supreme Court for redress. (2) The Supreme Court shall have original jurisdiction… (a) to hear and determine any application made by any person in pursuance of subsection (1) and (b) to hear or determine any question arising in the case of any person which is referred to it in pursuance of subsection (3), And may make such orders, issue such writs and give such directions as it may consider appropriate for the purpose of enforcing or securing the enforcement of any of the foregoing provisions of this Part to the protection of which the person concerned is entitled, but the Supreme Court shall not exercise its powers under this subsection if it is satisfied that adequate means of redress are or have been available to the person concerned under any law. The question has arisen shall refer the question to the Supreme Court, unless, in its opinion, the raising of the question is merely frivolous or vexatious.

April 27 - May 3, 2013

Sports National



President’s Cup:

AFC Academy beat league champions to reach final

AFC Academy showed their maturity and skills when they whipped League Champions Cheshire Hall last Saturday to book a place in the final of the WIV Provo Premier League President’s Cup. Cheshire Hall needed just a draw from the encounter, while the Academy side had to win big to advance. And win big they did with a 4-1 finish. The victory has assured them a place against Haitian team Rozo FC for championship honours. Rozo claimed a 3-0 win over the Teachers to advance. Knowing that a high scoring triumph was the only chance AFC Academy had of making it through to the final they set up an attacking system which almost paid off in the first minute of play when Jensen Joseph shot narrowly wide. AFC Academy continued to keep the ball

well with Jack McKnight running the midfield and making some great passes for his teammates. The young team went ahead in the 14th minute when Joseph was given too much space in the penalty area and drove his shot into the top corner. Joseph then turned provider for the second goal four minutes later as he dribbled past two Cheshire Hall players before sliding the ball back to Jerry Liluce who calmly slotted it into the back of the net. By the 25th minute AFC Academy found themselves 3-0 as Liluce again found himself free to score from close range. The young team continued to dominate and felt they should have been 4-0 up, but Joseph’s strike at the far post was ruled out for offside. Cheshire Hall tried hard to get back in the game but for the most part the Academy’s defense stood firm led by James Rene and Herby Magny. David Jasmine

also did an excellent job in goal and was unlucky to concede on the 40th minute as Marlon Davidson pulled a goal back for the league champions with a well-placed header. The second half started at a frenetic place as both teams knew they would have to score to stand a chance of making the President’s Cup final. Cheshire Hall were always dangerous on the counter-attack as they possessed several players with lightning pace, however AFC Academy held possession well and defended in numbers to thwart any major goal threat. In the 60th minute McKnight made a strong run into the penalty area and was tripped by a Cheshire Hall defender allowing Liluce to score from the resulting spot kick. The remaining 30 minutes was action packed as both teams continued to press for another goal. AFC Academy came close on two

PRESIDENT’S CUP TABLE Rozo FC AFC Academy Cheshire Hall FC Teachers FC SWA Sharks FC

P 2 2 2 2 2

W 2 1 1 1 0

D L 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2

occasions through Joseph and Liluce and Fred Dorvil fired high over the bar for Cheshire Hall in the dying minutes, but as no further goals were added AFC Academy knew that they now had a chance of reaching the finals providing that the game between the Teachers and Rozo FC ended in a victory for either team. AFC Academy’s Head Coach Ian Hurdle was proud of his team saying: “I knew they could do it, they just need to believe in themselves more”. Technical Director Matthew Green

F 4 4 7 2 3

A 0 2 7 3 8

GD 4 2 0 -1 -5

Pts 6 3 3 3 0

added: “We asked the boys to step up today and play with passion and pride. We told them that we wanted to see some exciting and attacking play and they put in a great performance. Hopefully they will now carry that momentum forward into the final”. In Game two both teams only needed a point to advance, but despite a gutsy performance from Teachers Joseph Jacson, and the two Fritz Geralds, Noncent and Norvius scored to carry Rozo into Saturday’s Cup final.

U-12 Sailrock Boys’ League:

Orange All Stars win title

THE TCIFA’s biggest youth league came to an exciting end last week as the Orange All Stars lifted the U-12 Sailrock Boys’ League title. The Blue Marlins ultimately lived to regret their penultimate week’s 5-0 loss to the Orange All Stars. The defeat ended any chance the Marlins had to challenge for the title. And so it proved last week as only a complete loss of form of seismic proportions could have denied the Orange All Stars their championship trophy. With an unassailable lead of nine points and a goal difference of 22 better than the Marlins, the All Stars needed only a point from their first game against the Green Dragons to take the title. With the Dragons hoping to snatch second place from the Marlins, they put the All Stars under an immense amount of pressure. The Marlins on the other hand knew only a win could possibly keep their slim title chances alive and they put on a master class performance against the Purple Pirates. Shadown Sainjour (2), Javed Shearer, Jordan McGregor (1) and Kervins Alexis (2) displayed some excellent attacking verve to seal a 5-2 win with Jack Small adding two to his tally. In the last minute and against the run of play the All Stars sealed their title against the Dragons (1-0) with a goal from Keishun Dean. The third pitch saw a

great 2-2 game between the Yellows and the Reds with goals from Charlie McKnight and Schneider Lightbourne (Yellows) and Joshua and Carl (Reds). With the champions known, the race for the Golden Boot took on a new dimension. Small’s brace had put him on top of the pile with Dean close behind. The second round of matches only added to the excitement. Small was unable to add to his tally as the league champions put them to the sword with a 4-0 rout that saw Dean weigh in with a hattrick to move to the top of the pile. Meanwhile the Marlins produced another showcase against the Yellows to win 5-1 with Shadown and Kervins getting in on the act to vie for the Golden Boot, with a brace a piece, while Jordan netted yet again as well. Goals from Zarek Swann and Wijay saw the Dragons beat the Reds 2-1. The last round of matches was all about the goals. Four players were in contention to take the top scorer’s honours. Although the Dragons beat the Pirates 2-1 with goals from Joovenel and John Kolas, Small was not to be denied his 10th goal of the season, a fine solo effort. Yet again the Marlins produced what was perhaps their best performance of the season with a 5-0 thumping of the Reds. The combination play between COE

The 2013 U-12 Sailrock Boys’ League was won by Orange All-Stars

All Stars’ Orin Campbell receives his MVP award from a Sailrock representative

midfielders Shadown and Javed was at times utterly breath taking with Jordan a constant menace on the left. In fact this combination which had led to a Javed hat trick and a Jordan goal also led to what must have been a goal of the season contender. A neat set of 1-2’s sent Javed away down the right flank, with still a man to beat he hit a bullet of a cross from the by line that Shadown meet with an audaciously powerful header which left the keeper with no chance. The Marlins’ performance will only have heightened the feelings of what

might have been, since key absentees through the season led to their three defeats. The All Stars however underlined their team’s performances with another 3-0 win against the Yellows. Dean ended any doubts of the destination of the league’s top scorer by adding another to his tally while both Vijay Kalliecharan and Jamie Grey also scored. In truth any team that remains undefeated must likely be worthy champions and so it proved. MVP – Orrin Campbell, a fine season as a captain, marshalling his team from the back with classy assured and mature performances— very impressive. Most Improved Player– Andre Telcineau - unafraid, gutsy and bold considering he has only just joined this group, very much deserved. Top goal scorers – Keishun Dean

12, Jack Small 10, Youvens Timney 9, Shadown 9, Junior Paul 8, Kervins Alexis 8 Orange MVP – Youvens Timney for his goal scoring exploits Red MVP – Joshua McGregor a constant menace also scored a sublime early season daisy cutter from distance! Yellow MVP – Bradley Ayer assured defensive displays, always hard to beat. Green MVP – CJ Mills, a brilliant attitude and demonstration of desire. Purple MVP – Jack Small, a goal threat in every game, lacked support and could have run away with top goal scoring honours Blue MVP – Shadown Sainjour, who was closely run by Javed all the way clinched it with that header!



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