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Weekly News Volume 25 | No. 16 | April 23 - 29, 2011

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Turks and Caicos



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Johnston workers in line for “small” payout FED-UP former Johnston International workers – who claim the firm’s collapse left them out of pocket by a collective $2.5m – look set to soon receive payment. PAGE 


Draft constitution public meetings next month LONDON-led public consultations on the draft constitution are to take place next month. PAGE 


Provo Day makes welcome return ONE of the country’s best-loved social events of yesteryear is to rise from the ashes this summer with the return of traditional Provo Day. PAGE  7

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April 23 - 29, 2011


Johnston workers in line for “small” payout By Gemma Handy FED-UP former Johnston International workers – who claim the firm’s collapse left them out of pocket by a collective $2.5m – look set to soon receive payment. But they are being warned the payout – to be distributed following a forthcoming court hearing – will be “small”. The amount of remuneration largely hinges on how much cash can be recovered from the Trinidian Government, a major debtor. State enterprise, the Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (UDeCOTT), is said to owe Johnston around $12m. The contractor was responsible for construction of the mammoth Chancery Lane Complex, a sprawling compound of shops, offices, library and entertainment facilities in San Fernando. Debtors at the time of the firm’s collapse in summer 2010 also included corruption-accused ex Premier Michael Misick and other high profile people connected with the ousted Government. Mr Misick is believed to have owed the fallen firm more than $4m when it went into receivership on July 7 last year. Keith Arnold, former Governor of the Central Bank of Belize, was appointed receiver. He resigned from the post six weeks later and the company was plunged into official liquidation. Lawyers for employees previously

claimed Arnold breached local law by refinancing debts to pay BCB around $6m, rather than compensating staff. Under TCI employment law, employees are prioritised for reimbursement above creditors. Mr Misick’s debt was one of those assigned to BCB as part of the receivership process meaning it no longer forms part of the recoverable assets. Provo-based Andrew Newlands, of Claymore Corporate Services, and Paul Dempsey, of Dempsey & Co, were appointed joint liquidators, tasked with collecting the firm’s assets and paying off its creditors. Mr Newlands told the Weekly News: “We are collecting debts where we can; we have managed to sell some equipment off. “Everything hinges on the recovery of assets and some of that is from Trinidad.” He said he could not say how much money had been recovered so far but that liquidators expected to return to court within the next few weeks to provide an update on their progress. A formal creditors’ meeting will take place following the court hearing. “We hope to make a partial distribution in the not too distant future, hopefully by the end of the year,” Mr Newlands added. Johnston’s former group commercial manager Stewart McSwiney previously told the Weekly News he was personally owed a whopping $97,000 plus interest.

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Johnston International was behind many of the country’s developments, including former Premier Michael Misick’s multi-million dollar home.

One of 35 expat workers, Mr McSwiney is among those frustrated by the sluggish pace of progress. The company also employed around a dozen Belonger casual labourers. After starting work in the TCI three decades ago, Johnston International

was behind some of the country’s largest – and most controversial – developments. They include Mr Misick’s multimillion dollar home and the new hospitals, both of which have attracted a wealth of scrutiny, and the

environmentally catastrophic Nikki Beach. The company also built the Alexandra and Ocean Club resorts, the Comfort Suites hotel, Ports of Call commercial complex and North Caicos’ St Charles condo scheme.

Draft constitution public meetings next month By Gemma Handy LONDON-led public consultations on the draft constitution are to take place next month. The meetings with UK Foreign Office dignitaries are set to reignite contentious issues over Belongership bestowal, the role of the Governor, voting eligibility and the electoral system once again. They will be held between May 16 and 19 to pave the way for a final document outlining the supreme laws of the land. The implementation of the new constitution is cited as one of the major “milestones” to be reached before a return to self-government. Overseas Territories Minister Henry Bellingham encouraged Islanders to take part in the historymaking process. He said the team of FCO representatives would stage a series of public meetings, aired on Radio Turks & Caicos, to give people the opportunity to debate the proposed changes ahead. The team will also have round table discussions with community groups and leaders, political parties and advisory council and consultative forum members. “I encourage all interested persons

Overseas Territories Minister Henry Bellingham encouraged Islanders to take part in the history-making process.

in the Islands to participate in these meetings, which will inform our final decisions on the constitution,” he said. The FCO group will be led by Ian Hendry, overseas territories constitutional adviser. He will be joined by Helen Nellthorp, deputy director of overseas territories, FCO legal counsellor Susan Dickson, and Matt Thoume, the department’s press officer. Members of the public now have

five more weeks to scrutinise the lengthy document and submit their comments before the consultation period ends on May 28. The draft document is largely based on the text of the 2006 constitution, incorporating amendments in line with other overseas territories, as well as advisor Kate Sullivan’s recommendations and the findings of the Commission of Inquiry. Mr Bellingham previously said it contained measures to “embed good governance and sound public financial management” firmly in the TCI. UK Ministers are now considering the proposed amendments. A draft Constitutional Order will subsequently be produced for public consultation. A final version will then be presented to the Privy Council for the Queen’s Assent. Visit http://turksandcaicosislands. fco.gov.uk/resources/en/pdf/2011/ Draft-TCI-Constitution-March.pdf to read the draft constitution. Hard copies are available from the Governor’s offices in Grand Turk and Providenciales. Written comments on the draft constitution can be emailed to TCIDraft.Constitution@fco.gov.uk or sent to the Governor’s Office in Waterloo, Grand Turk by May 28.

April 23 - 29, 2011




Provo fit for Prince

Legendary singer buys $12m home in Turtle Tail EXCLUSIVE INTERNATIONAL superstar Prince has become the latest celebrity to snap up a multi-million dollar home in the TCI. The Weekly News can reveal that the $12m Turtle Tail mansion belonging to eminent developer Richard Padgett has been sold to the American singing legend. Prince – behind hits Purple Rain and Kiss – is a regular visitor to the Islands, staying at the plush Amanyara resort where he stunned guests last New Year’s Eve with an impromptu performance. He has also been spotted at Blue Hills eatery, Da Conch Shack. The flamboyant 52-year-old, from Minneapolis, follows the likes of veteran actor Bruce Willis, designer Donna Karen, supermodel Christie Brinkley and Rolling Stones rock legend Keith Richards by putting down roots in the TCI. But he bucks the trend buying a pad in Provo with most celebs opting for exclusive hideaway Parrot Cay. It is not yet known if he will live full-time in the sprawling 10,000 square feet estate. But he is already buddying up with

by Gemma Handy

Third Turtle developer Richard Padgett is to bid farewell to the Islands, his home for the last seven years.

the locals, including musician Quinton Dean who got the opportunity to work with the star last year after meeting him at the Amanyara. Third Turtle developer Mr Padgett would not confirm the purchaser of his house for legal reasons but reliable sources confirmed the sale was a done deal. “Unfortunately I cannot disclose

the name of the purchaser as we signed a confidentiality agreement,” Mr Padgett told the Weekly News. The high profile sale is welcome news for the country’s listless real estate market and will do wonders to promote the image of economically stifled TCI overseas. One local realtor remarked: “This is a really good boost for the real estate economy. The guy’s a celebrity; this really means something.” Mr Padgett, from the UK, will soon bid farewell to the Islands where he has lived full-time since 2004. The Oceanpoint Developments boss has fended off accusations of bribery and corruption in the aftermath of the scandal-plagued Commission of Inquiry. In February it was announced that civil proceedings had been launched against his firm which was building a RockResorts-branded ‘condotel’ on the site of Provo’s first hotel. Mr Padgett was accused of bribing members of the former Government to gain favours for his scheme. Third Turtle was one of four major developments frozen by authorities in April 2010 amid investigations.

The 10,000 square feet estate features eight bedrooms and six bathrooms

Prince bucks the trend among celebrities, choosing Providenciales over exclusive hideaway Parrot Cay.

A month earlier Mr Padgett had announced he was putting the project up for sale saying he had “no more energy” to continue. The realty giant has consistently denied any wrongdoing, previously telling the Weekly News he believed the world had “gone mad”. Developers had ploughed $21m into the scheme over six years. Mr Padgett’s eight-bedroom, sixbathroom ‘mini resort’ overlooking the ocean was originally on sale for $17m. It boasted a weekly rental value ranging from $21,000 a week in low season, to $56,000 over Christmas where a single night would set occupiers back $8,000. The estate – which can

accommodate up to 19 overnight guests and was serviced by three gardeners, a manager and a maid – includes a private marina, gym, home theatre, tennis court, infinity pool, tropical gardens and an additional guest house and staff house. Dubbed one of the most exquisite properties in the Caribbean, it is situated above two iron shore peninsulas and private beaches. It is accessed by a sweeping driveway and automated entrance gates, ideal for Prince’s security requirements. The pint-sized pop sensation is one of the biggest-selling artists of all time, credited with 10 platinum albums, 30 Top 40 singles and seven Grammy awards.

The ‘mini resort’ boasts a host of luxury facilities, including a private marina, home theatre and tennis courts.



April 23 - 29, 2011

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

Success or failure?

How do hospitals fare 12 months on? THIS month TCI’s new hospitals celebrated their first anniversary since opening amid a wave of controversy about costs and the introduction of a social health care system. We asked readers for your impressions of the facilities 12 months later – and how your views of the fledgling system have evolved over the last year.

First rate facilities

“I have to say although I fear this system is not sustainable with the present population, the facilities are first rate. “The various departments are staffed with very knowledgeable people who are on the whole very pleasant to deal with. “I would suggest that the manual writing of receipts and then still entering the details by hand is a bit behind the times and am sure this process could be speeded up by using the computers and printers instead of manual entries and receipts. “The chasing back and forth from department to department for appointments and matching up scans/x-rays/physio etc with the doctors can be quite frustrating and I am sure could be speeded up if the computer programmes were more in synch. “Also, direct access via phone or email to the various departments bypassing the switchboard (which at times is not answered) would also make the process quicker and more efficient. “On the whole, I was very pleasantly surprised at the quality. This does not mean to say I have given up my private health insurance so paying double for the service is very costly and not being given a choice to opt out of the Interhealth system is very unfair but necessary with the potential for failure.”

‘Commi’ Cuba paranoia

“I think that at this stage of development that it’s more important to be making medical payment deals and agreements with the EU and with various Canadian provinces. “As well, Cuba should be consulted along with South American countries. “In case you didn’t know, Cuba was a very large contributor of medical services to Haiti during the disaster and still is. “Interesting to note that Cuba is so close to the Turks and Caicos Islands but so far away due to US and British ‘commi-scare’ paranoia. “Maybe T&C should find out why so many Canadians are visiting Cuba instead.”

Sustainability concerns

“I have had care in the Provo hospital, as an outpatient, and it was just fine. And the price was right. Many friends say they have had good experiences too. “While the hospitals are new, and the staff are fresh, I think they can survive, clinging by their toenails. But I just don’t see this lasting.

“No matter how many pretty graphs NHIB prints, the fact is that there are very few people paying for the health care that everybody is getting. “How will they keep up maintenance of two hospitals and keep/attract good, experienced doctors and support staff when the money runs out? “Many patients are still being sent off island, and the NHIB system is (apparently grudgingly) contributing to their expenses while they are away. Regular expatriate private insurance does not. They help you find a reasonable place to stay but they do not pay for your room and board - and these are huge companies with huge revenue streams. “Unless these hospitals soon find another very lucrative source of revenue/funding, I am sure our NHIB rates and the $10 hospital visit will skyrocket to keep the doors open. “I cannot afford that. I am guessing others feel they can’t either.”

Expected more

“I have been in the Provo facility for surgery. The staff is friendly and efficient, the surgeons very professional, as all hospitals worldwide should be. “I did not however see over $4m per bed. The beds themselves looked like the cheapest they could source and TV was not available. “At over $163m for 40 beds total, I expected much more. “Martha’s Vineyard in the US just completed a 70-bed hospital for $44m with state of the art radiology and surgical facilities (and TV in the rooms). “Where did our money go? I am a believer in social medicine, however, NHIP, Interhealth Canada and the whole programme have the stink of Misick on them. “It will take plenty to convince me that the single largest expenditure of the PNP Government is not dirty as hell!”

Impressed by staff

“I have not used the services of the new hospitals, but I did visit the one on Provo and have spoken to some of the administrative staff and health care professionals there. “I was impressed. My concern is with the cost, which seems significantly beyond the

country’s means.”

Faulty equipment

“So far, my experience has been good, not great but good. The only thing that beats me is if you have two appointments on the same day you have to register and pay twice - why is that? “The only issue I have had is with an appointment scheduled to get a scan. The machine was down so we rescheduled and then again and again before finally it was working. This is a new hospital; this should not happen. Yes there will be malfunctions but it should not have been out of service for such a long time. “The staff was respectful as some checkups are a lil bit uncomfortable but they were professional when dealing with me. “On the health care programme I still can’t see why each working member in my household has to pay when others can just sign up as unemployed and get the same benefits.”

Transparency calls

“The country needs an advanced system of medical care. The cost of the facilities remains at issue. “Buildings mortgaged at $125m, real costs apparently below $50m but the public will pay over $2.5bn in over 20 years of payments to Interhealth Canada. “I agree with the transformational approach of PS Health Judith Campbell and her call to openness. “This is a refreshing approach to Government and if her standards are followed it bodes well for the future of these Islands. “Helen Garlick and the SIPT must dig into the funding of these facilities and cost rebates sought to reflect lower costs to the public and lower premiums to NHIP.”

 Become a contributor Want to become a contributor or have a suggestion for a Talk Back topic for us? What questions do you think we should be putting to the public? And what are your thoughts on it? Call our news team on 946 4664 or email tcweeklynews@gmail.com

TCI firms invited to regional seminar CALLING all TCI financial industry executives, developers, financiers, hotel industry personnel and parties interested in taking advantage of the next big growth stage in the Caribbean tourism industry. The 15th annual Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference (CHTIC) is taking place in Jamaica from May 10 to 12 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. This is where movers and shakers in the Caribbean tourism industry

will be discussing the future of the region’s development. CHTIC attracts government officials, investors, lenders, architects, planners, construction companies, financial organisations, real estate/mortgage intermediaries, developers, hoteliers, industry officials and other tourism entities. CEO of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association, Alec Sanguinetti, said: “Potential

delegates from the Turks & Caicos Islands can take advantage of this event to meet with investors and other delegates conducting business in the Caribbean.” The registration fee includes all general sessions, two receptions, one dinner, two lunches and coffee breaks. Registration fees are $450 per person for CHTA-member hotels and government officials, $875 per person for CHTA allied members and $975 per person for

non-members. The CHTIC programme features Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism for Jamaica, delivering the keynote address, during the opening ceremony at 6.30 pm at the five-star Iberostar Resort All Suites on May 10. CHTA president Josef Forstmayr will also speak at the opening ceremony and touch on the importance of investment in the Caribbean to help maintain the

economic stability of the region for years to come. A day-by-day breakdown of the CHTIC programme can be accessed online at http://www. caribbeanhotelandtourism.com/ events-chtic/event-CHTICprogram.php. For more information on CHTIC 2011 – including sponsorship opportunities – call 305-443-3040, e-mail events@ caribbeanhotelandtourism.com.

April 23 - 29, 2011




Provo Day makes welcome return Traditional festival – including Miss TCI pageant – to take place in July By Gemma Handy ONE of the country’s best-loved social events of yesteryear is to rise from the ashes this summer with the return of traditional Provo Day. The popular grassroots festival – once the highlight of the social calendar – will see the welcome return of the Miss Turks & Caicos pageant. Islanders can enjoy a trip down memory lane with everything from the boisterous beer drinking contest to top spinning expected to reemerge. Provo Day started as a modest beauty pageant in the early 1970s and blossomed over the years to include a voluminous float parade, fashion show, boat races and live music. It was later replaced by the glitzy and notoriously expensive Music Festival which put an end to its

organic, intimate feel, in favour of an influx of A-list celebrities and a multi-million dollar bill. A small, low key version of Provo Day was held last year but the aim for this July is to recreate the convivial and carnivalesque ambience of bygone days for which the vintage gala was loved. In addition to Miss TCI and Little Miss TCI contests, Islanders can expect a motorcade, regatta, float parade and junkanoo during the week-long event from July 23 to 30. A kick-off party will include a show-stopping ‘TCI’s Got Talent’ competition featuring the best performances the Islands have to offer. Last year’s inaugural contest was won by local singer ‘Wabboy’. Thashena Adderley, president of the festival committee, told the Weekly News: “I remember Provo Day from when I was a little girl.

The popular pageant has seen a wealth of wondrous costumes over the years.

Striking a pose are the leggy lovelies who vied for the Miss TCI crown in 1995.

It was always held the last week in July. “The Miss TCI Universe pageant was the highlight and the carnival night was also popular, especially the beer drinking contest which we are hoping to bring back. “Provo Day was very local, very intimate, and really quite breathtaking. This year we are going back to the way it used to be.” The Miss TCI pageant is slated to take place on July 29, preceded by costume and swimsuit rounds. It will be the first time it has been held since 2009 when stunning young Islander Jewel Selver was awarded the prestigious title. Sadly, she was forced to drop out of the Miss Universe contest in the Bahamas that August, suffering from dehydration. Last year’s fledgling Provo Day committee decided staging the event was too huge a task for its new members. Instead, they launched the lively TCI’s Got Talent which went down a storm. Eight to 10 local lovelies are expected to compete for the coveted crown in July which will give them the chance to take part in the 60th Miss Universe extravaganza in Sao Paolo, Brazil, on September 12. TCI firms will have the opportunity to sponsor entrants for a total cost of $3,500 or piecemeal by sponsoring just the costume or swimsuit to keep costs down and enable more companies to be represented. During the days of the Music Festival – last held in 2008 – sponsors forked out five figure sums to have their name adorned on competitors’ sashes. Ms Adderley said a number of “vibrant, intelligent and beautiful”

July will see the welcome return of the Miss TCI pageant. The last title-holder was Jewel Selver (above), crowned in 2009.

Miss TCI 1987 Carmelita Ariza made history for the TCI when she was named a top 10 finalist in the Miss Universe pageant in Singapore.

young ladies were already lined up to vie for 2011’s title. But names are currently being kept tightly under wraps. “These young ladies will represent themselves and the Islands through a number of events planned specially for them. “The next reigning Miss Turks and Caicos has a creative and exciting year to look forward to. “She can be expected to be treated like the queen she has become for her country.” The Little Miss TCI pageant is scheduled for July 27 in the preliminary festival line-up. Venues for the activities are still to be decided. Ms Adderley urged Islanders to turn out in full force for the flurry of activities. “I think everyone should come out just to see; it’s going to be very

refreshing and so different from the Music Festival – it’s going to be real.” She added: “Too often we forget our heritage; it’s not that we are not open to new ideas but this is what we used to do, it’s our culture, it’s something we would like to keep, it’s something that says ‘us’.” Director of Culture David Bowen described the Provo Day plans as “music to my ears”. “I fully support the Provo Day committee members and their getting back to basics approach. “The Cultural & Arts Commission looks forward to working with them to help inject some old time, positive and exciting elements of our cultural heritage to Provo Day 2011.” Call Ms Adderley on 231 2423 or Calsada Johnson on 333 8815 for more information about sponsorship or participation in the events.



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Royal watchers have eye on tci TCI can expect a tourism boom if Prince William and Kate Middleton honeymoon in the country. Speculation remains rife that the country is being considered as a destination for the Royal couple. The pair tie the knot in London next Friday and both bookmakers and travel experts say it would be no surprise if they headed to TCI to celebrate their first days of married life. If they do come to the British overseas territory, it would be worth millions and millions of dollars to the tourism industry, with Royal fans expected to arrive in their thousands. Certainly that’s the prediction of those already enjoying the Grace

Bay sunshine. Liz Sotier, from Denver, said: “I have read in different places that TCI is high on Prince William and Kate’s list and that’s awesome. I do hope they come. It would be amazing. “I can think of lots of friends who would come to TCI just to see where they honeymooned. The British Royal family are fabulous and Prince William is just wonderful.” Canadian visitor, Ryan Young, reckons the TCI hotel and resorts industry would be in for a bumper pay day. “It would be huge and the money to be made is frightening,” he explained. “There is a real fascination and affection for the Royal family

and where they go, people follow. “If they do honeymoon here then I’d love to own a hotel because it will be packed for years and years to come. People travel to India just to sit on the seat Princess Diana sat out outside the Taj Mahal and it would be the same sort of thing.” London-based Royal watcher, Daphne Clarke, who runs a fan club and website, said Africa remains favourite for the honeymoon with TCI second. She said: “It’s going to be a lovely wedding and I am so pleased countries like TCI are having a public holiday to celebrate. The TCI is special to the Royal family and it would be no surprise if they came over.

“I speak to Royal watchers every day and I can promise that if they do honeymoon in TCI then people

from all over the world would want to follow in their footsteps, such is their appeal.”

Easter greetings Easter message by the Rt. Rev’d Laish Boyd, Bishop of the Diocese of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands

John Hartley is a retired CEO. He was educated in economics and econometrics at Manchester University and Harvard Business School. He is an occasional contributor at invitational economics seminars at Brazenose College, Oxford.

Economics Column

National debt and the failure of our ruling class ALONG with advancing poverty, depopulation with linked Belonger unemployment and the continuing public deficit, our national debt is one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse menacing our economy. These four form a vicious circle that policy makers and the elite of the Islands must grapple with. The one that is hardly mentioned, except notably by David Tapfer, is the national debt. But the ruling class of the Islands, HMG, both political parties, educators, religious leaders and the media are ignoring this ‘elephant in the room’ of the national debt which condemns our children to struggle, and to national dependence on lenders for years to come. Fixing the current public deficit will reduce demand within the economy, worsen poverty, hasten depopulation and increase Belonger unemployment. Despite its own actions that will reduce growth, HMG with unjustified optimism forecasts four per cent annual growth. Even if this serene optimism were justified we will still come to the end of the period of the bridging loan with a heavy national debt, which, because of its particular characteristics, will be a heavy burden for years to come. Broadly defined, the national debt is around $450m. It will certainly be half or more of GDP for years to come. If there are 7,500 voters that is a debt of $60,000 each, or alternatively $120,000 per Belonger couple. It looks manageable today, partly because dollar interest rates are scraping along at historical lows, and we have the UK and Canadian Government guarantees in place. The Canadian

Bookies still have their sights set on TCI for the Royal couple’s honeymoon.

hospital loan guarantee will presumably continue in accordance with its terms. But the one from the UK may not. We might optimistically assume that the interest on this debt might be 6.5 per cent a year when the national debt is restructured and refinanced at the end of the bridging loan. On the other hand, even today plenty of countries face interest rates in double digits. Repayments of principal and interest on a loan that size, at that rate could easily amount to $40m a year or more, amounting to more than 22 per cent of forecast recurring revenue. For most countries that would be a heavy burden, but for TCI it will be really stressful because all the repayments are due to foreigners in US dollars. In most countries most of the national debt is owed to their own citizens, but not here. A country can repay debt to foreigners either by borrowing off foreigners or selling goods and services to them, including domestic assets such as land. These deficits cannot be dodged. From Zimbabwe up through the alphabet the world is full of countries which have tried to evade them by default or currency depreciation (which is not available to us). Both routes lead to ruin. The only way out is by growing the economy, and restructuring to an economy with bigger net overseas earnings. Both of these require a bigger population and one which can compete for foreign earnings. It is time for our ruling classes, HMG, both political parties, educators, religious leaders and the media to acknowledge the elephant or our children will face the consequences.

BUT he said to them: “Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.” Mark 16:6-7. Life is full of challenges, but it is still wonderful to be alive. In spite of all the hurts and woes, there is always something to be thankful for: strength, health, the power to move, the power to make choices, family, friends, relationships, little kindnesses along the way, and the list goes on. For some people the negatives outweigh the positives: the sum total of all that is ‘wrong’ and of all of the pain makes them unable to be positive or hopeful. This is some people’s reality. Easter challenges Christians to celebrate life: celebrate because Jesus rose from the dead; celebrate because He brings new life to our painful and ‘dying’ lives. Jesus brought that life by overcoming some of the greatest barriers that life could throw before Him. He was rejected; He was condemned by those who shouted ‘Hosanna’ a few days before; He was falsely accused with no defense lawyer; He had the powers of the day against Him (Herod, Pilate and the Religious Leaders); He died a cruel death; His closest friends did not believe that He was alive after His resurrection. In spite of these things, Jesus pressed on and did not give up. As we face our challenges, let us not give up. In the face of pain and despair, let us struggle to maintain hope. Let us strive to be positive against all odds because our God is alive. “He arose, He arose, He arose

from the dead.” And as you journey, help someone to be more positive in their despair by showing them love, by offering them encouragement, by being their friend, by lending a helping hand. The risen Christ has no hands but our hands. We take on His face and His hands. We encourage others to believe in Him by our actions. We can actually change someone’s outlook on their unhappy life by us celebrating Jesus’ life in a real and tangible way. Jesus rose and overcame sin and death. Let us commit to overcoming the challenges of life. The hymn writer, Robert Lowry, wrote: Low in the grave he lay, Jesus, my Savior, waiting the coming day, Jesus, my Lord: Up from the grave he arose, with a mighty triumph o’er his foes; he arose a victor from the dark domain, and he lives forever with his saints to reign: He arose! He arose! Alleluia! Christ arose! My wife and family join me in wishing all a blessed Easter.

April 23 - 29, 2011


& CrimeCourt

WITH Samantha Dash–RIGBY

Wilkie Arthur not guilty of drug charges WILKIE Arthur was found not guilty after a two-day drug trial before Magistrate Clifton Warner while his co-accused had to pay a fine. Arthur, aged 36, and Calsey Gardiner were jointly charged with possession of cannabis and possession with intent to supply. The Magistrate heard evidence that on October 8 2010, Gardiner was sitting on a bench in Providenciales police station. Arthur entered and enquired about prisoners that were brought from Grand Turk to attend court in Provo. There were none in the station at the time and Arthur was about to leave when Gardiner called out to him. Arthur was granted permission to speak to Gardiner. It was then that police officer Joshua Lightbourne reportedly saw Arthur hand a white bag to Gardiner before leaving. The officer approached Gardiner and asked what was in the bag but Gardiner threw the bag into a nearby cell. Upon retrieving the bag from the cell, officer Lightbourne allegedly found over 40 grams of the illegal

Wilkie Arthur

drug in it. The officer confronted Gardiner who allegedly punched him in the nose. Gardiner was also charged with assault of a police officer but the Magistrate found him not guilty of that offence. The case came down to Arthur’s word against the police because no one could say for certain what was in the bag that he handed to Gardiner. Magistrate Warner found Arthur not guilty on all charges and Gardiner guilty of possession with intent to supply. He was fined $3,000 to be paid in three months with an alternative of nine months in jail.

Clerk of Courts faces drug charge FORMER police officer Lakish Brooks, Clerk of Courts, Justice of the Peace and bailiff of the Supreme Court, was granted $2,000 bail after she appeared before Magistrate Clifton Warner on a drug charge on Tuesday. A composed Brooks appeared in the same court she once worked in and stood in the defendants’ dock to answer to the charge of possession of controlled drugs. Instead of her reading the charge to an accused, the charge was read

to her. It was said that on Friday April 15 Brooks was arrested after she was found with 31.5 grams of cannabis. When asked if she would like to have her matter tried in the Magistrate’s Court or in the Supreme Court by a judge and jury, Brooks chose the latter. She was not called upon to plea and was released on bail. A sufficiency hearing is scheduled to take place on June

Police officer on carnal knowledge charge A POLICE officer attached to the beat and patrol unit in Grand Turk was arrested and charged with unlawful carnal knowledge. Constable Curado Missick was arrested early Tuesday morning and detained in the downtown police station lock-ups for days while investigations were being conducted. Deputy Commissioner Brad Sullivan told the Weekly News that as a result of a report made on April


14, a newly formed arm of the police force, known as the ‘sexual offences and domestic violence unit’ launched investigations. It was said that Missick had unlawful carnal knowledge of an attorney’s 14-year-old daughter. The policeman was charged on Thursday. He has since been suspended from the force and is scheduled to be arraigned in Providenciales Magistrates Court on April 27.

POLICE REMINDERS WITH CALVIN CHASE DETECTIVE POLICE SERGEANT SOMETIMES your vehicle may break down or you may get a flat tyre while driving and be in a rush to get to your destination. So, you leave the vehicle parked at the side of the road with intentions to return to it later. This is against the law. Leaving or permitting a vehicle to be left on, or in the immediate vicinity of, a road in such a manner and for such length of time so as to cause a complaint is an offence. You can receive a ticket and pick up a $50 fine along the way. You also stand the risk of having your vehicle vandalised.

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Clarification on enlargement of the franchise Dear Editor, Please allow me space to address a lack of information I have seen in our marketplace and in the media surrounding Belongership and enlargement of the franchise. Nationality in a British overseas territory is not as simple as in most other countries. In Turks and Caicos ours is split and the two parts have no legal relationship to each other. Further, the grant of a Permanent Residence Certificate (PRC) in Turks and Caicos does not equate to permanent residence elsewhere – the UK for example. Our international nationality is British Overseas Territory Citizen. Our local nationality is Belonger. The passport is to the British Overseas Territory Citizen. The franchise is to the Belonger. Thus, the person I would say is a Turks and Caicos Islander is that person who is both a British Overseas Territory Citizen and a Belonger to the Islands. British Overseas Territory Citizenship is described in and defined by the British Nationality Act. Belongership is described in and defined by the Turks and Caicos Islands’ Immigration Ordinance. It follows then that the Governor, acting for Britain’s Home Secretary, is the competent authority regarding British Overseas Territory Citizenship under the British Nationality Act and the Governor, along with the Cabinet, is the competent authority regarding Belongership under the Turks and Caicos Islands Immigration Ordinance. Our foreparents had the foresight to keep one nationality by linking both parts of the nationality top and bottom. Up until October 31 1992 only persons who were Commonwealth citizens (includes British Overseas Territory Citizens by whatever name) could become Belongers. Thus, the two parts of our nationality were connected, let’s say, at the top. Up until September 18 1990 every person who was

naturalised in the Islands – became a British Overseas Territory Citizen - became a Belonger. Thus, the two parts of our nationality was connected, let’s say, at the bottom. The path to Belongership was through naturalisation and Commonwealth citizenship (British Overseas Territory Citizenship, etc.) The history buffs among us would immediately recognise, from the dates, that the PDM disconnected the bottom link and the PNP disconnected the top. One disconnect was to avoid uncontrolled enlargement of the franchise; the other was to facilitate enlargement of the franchise. The $64m question is who is a Belonger now, who is a British Overseas Territory Citizen and what does it mean to be a permanent resident? Who is a Belonger today? Every Commonwealth citizen born in the Islands before September 19 1990; Every Commonwealth citizen born in the Islands before November 1 1992 whose parents were not at the time in the Islands illegally; Every person born in the Islands when at the time of his birth at least one of his parents was a Belonger; Every person born outside the Islands before November 1 1992 to married Belonger parents; Every person born outside the Islands after September 18 1990 when at the time of his birth at least one of his parents was born in the Islands and at least one of his parents was a Belonger; Every person born outside the Islands before November 15 1997 when at least one of his parents was a Belonger and at least one grandparent was born in the Islands; Every person who is or ever was the dependent child of a Belonger; Every person born outside the Islands and lawfully adopted in the Islands by a Belonger; Every woman who married a


Belonger before September 19 1990; Every man who married a Belonger after December 16 1974 but before September 19 1990; Every person who married a Belonger after September 18 1990 and lived with the Belonger spouse for not less than five years then made application for a certificate of Belonger status when on the date of the application he is not living apart from his spouse under a decree of a competent court or deed of separation; Every person who has married a Belonger after September 18 1990 and, save for the death of the Belonger spouse, would have lived with the Belonger spouse for not less than five years then made application for a certificate of Belonger status when on the date of the application he has not remarried or has married another Belonger; Every person naturalised in the Islands before September 19 1990; Every person who has been granted a Certificate of Belonger Status by the Governor in, Executive Council, Cabinet or Advisory Council. All 14 groups of individuals are Belongers - franchise holders. Our law is written such that changes to it do not only affect those persons being born after the change but includes those who may not have qualified before but qualify under the new change. It is not very simple - one must take each case and work through it to ascertain whether the individual qualifies now or qualified at any time during his life. Let’s take for our example Ms Lucy who emigrated from the Islands during the 1940s. Ms Lucy qualifies as a Belonger under number one, two and three. Her son David, born in New York, qualifies under number five. His daughter, Julia, qualifies under number six. All of Ms Lucy’s grandchildren born before 15 November 1997 are Belongers. Look at the nice lady, with hair like silk and skin like milk, who married Humphrey from North Caicos. I have heard it argued that her minor children are only Humphrey’s dependents if they come to live with the couple, thus, they may or may not qualify under number seven. The Ordinance defines child: a person who has not attained the age of 18 years and who is the child, stepchild, or law­fully adopted child of any person; and the fact that a person’s parents are not or have not been married to one another shall be left out of account in establishing whether the person is the child of

those parents; and accordingly that person shall be treated as if those parents are or have been married to one another. Humphrey’s children! However, six years later Humphrey’s spouse makes an application and is granted a certificate of Belonger Status. All of her children who are under 18 on that date certainly become Belongers under number seven. Her grandchildren born in the Islands would be Belongers under number three etc. Imagine it’s 1950: a well kept 55’ trawler is anchored off Cockburn Town. The passengers and crew could be Australian, Bangladeshi, Canadian, Dominican – any member of the Commonwealth down to Zimbabwean. One of them goes into premature labour and gives birth to a baby boy. This baby is a Belonger under number one. His legitimate children, born anywhere, are Commonwealth Citizens and Belongers under numbers three, four and five. His illegitimate children are Belongers. A boy born to rich parents in 1950 could easily have grandchildren, illegitimate or otherwise, before November 15 1997. Those grandchildren are Belongers under number six. They may not know that they are Belongers but Belongers they are. Who is a British Overseas Territory Citizen? In our eyes we see British Overseas Territory Citizenship in light of the Turks and Caicos Islands; the UK sees British Overseas Territory Citizenship in light of all its remaining overseas territories – it is to them one and the same citizenship. 1. Every person born in a British overseas territory when at the time of his birth one of his parents is a British Overseas Territory Citizen or settled in a British overseas territory; 2. Every newborn infant found abandoned in a British overseas territory where it cannot be shown that his parents are not British Overseas Territory Citizens; (we assume that the child was born in the territory and that the parents were citizens) 3. Every person born outside a British overseas territory when at the time of his birth one of his parents is a British Overseas Territory Citizen otherwise than by descent; 4. Every person adopted in a British overseas territory if one of the adopters is a British Overseas Territory Citizen; 5. Every person registered or naturalised as a British Overseas

Territory Citizen; 6. Every person who immediately before January 1 1983 was a citizen of the United Kingdom and colonies by virtue of his connection to a British overseas territory. We have naturalised persons holding PRCs for 12 months or longer. But even though we may deny them naturalisation, children born here while a parent hold a PRC are British Overseas Territory Citizens. What does it mean to be a Permanent Resident? Not what the two words seem to say! A PRC cannot immediately remove all restrictions from the certificate holder: Some certificates are granted without permission to work. There are two categories that must never be granted with permission to work; Those that are granted with permission to work must restrict the permission to a specified occupation and the holder must pay the appropriate ‘permission to work’ fee annually; If there are grounds for revocation the Governor may revoke the certificate; The certificate does not change or affect the holder’s nationality. During the validity of the certificate, a PRC holder is entitled to enter and remain in the TCI and no immigration officer may deny him entry or limit his stay in the Islands. If his certificate is with permission to work the Immigration Board cannot deny his permission to work. The Board’s responsibility is simply to collect the equivalent of the work permit fee appropriate to the occupation the certificate specifies. The certificate may be endorsed as applying to the spouse and any dependent child or children of the holder. Dependents endorsed on a PRC may be endorsed without permission to work or may be endorsed with permission to work restricted to a specified occupation. They too must pay the ‘permission to work’ fee appropriate to the occupation the certificate specifies. A PRC holder who has held his certificate for not less than 10 years may apply for permission to engage in gainful occupation without any limitation or restriction. If this permission/endorsement is granted no annual ‘permission to work’ fee is payable. This is the closest our system approaches permanent residence (settled) in the UK. There! Now go do some research then comment on enlargement of the franchise! Willette Swann

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We cannot give up Dear Editor, Business reports and magazines have widely reported that due to the economic condition in the USA, more small businesses have been created as people have tapped into their passions and dreams, while making a living for their families. The TCI has so many gifted and talented people in various areas who can become entrepreneurs and now that the Government is trying to ‘right size’ this would be a great opportunity for some of the civil servants to tap into their passions instead of playing the waiting game with anxiety and frustration not knowing their fate. This is also an excellent time to brush up on our skills, take a few classes and enhance our knowledge in whatever area we want to pursue. Each of us has the potential and opportunity for success. All it takes is dedication, perseverance and our faith in God. This is also where TCInvest should be playing a major role by providing small loans as small businesses are another avenue that provides employment growth in a county. Promote and advertise: Once

again we do not have to completely depend on the Government or the Tourist Board to promote our Islands. We can independently promote our Islands, by engaging in conversation with visitors and vacationers to the TCI. It is amazing what we can learn from simple conversation with others. This obviously has to be done with judgment. We do not want to disturb their peace, but if they seem receptive to talking then we can ask about their visit here and whether or not they are enjoying their stay. By doing this, we can ascertain their likes and dislikes as well as their desire to refer others to our Islands. By sharing information about our local businesses and products, we can entice them to patronise the native businesses. More than anything, tourists thrive on friendliness of the natives in the Islands and rarely will someone turn down free food and a free ride, once again using your discretion here. In the marketing world it is taught that word of mouth is one of the best forms of advertising. Each year I make it a point to invite friends to come to the TCI on a vacation and

Family is the backbone of a country

Dear Editor, I remember as a young boy growing up in South Caicos I would hear the old people telling their young girls and boys how it is so important to God to find a good wife or husband. My mommy was married to a Jamaican and he was a jealous man, but a good husband. I was told that by my grandmother, from a young boy, but my mommy gave him a lot of trouble because he was a foreigner, so you see not all foreigners are bad, we had also treated our Turks & Caicos Islands wives very bad at times, so have our wives treated us husbands bad and it causes our children so much pain to see mommy with another man and daddy with another woman, some man don’t like your kids, some woman don’t like your kids, some take the children as their very own. We should not get married just to

stay in a country; marriage is about love, caring and sharing, not to leave your wife or husband because another woman look better than your wife or a man is more handsome than your husband. We lie and cheat on each other and sometimes bringing home diseases to each other. How can we say we love each other and don’t care about our families? God forbid, some of these men and women that we are cheating with are putting witchcraft on some of us. We are losing our families which are the strength and backbone of a country. Look in Proverbs chapter seven, the last verse says, ‘hold on to what you know and got, you don’t know what you will get’. God bless us all Family Man Daniel Brisco

if they cannot afford a hotel for the entire stay, I would open up my home to them for a few days, take them around to the local areas and show off our local industries. For the remainder of their stay, they can spend time at a resort or hotel. This way they are not only getting the experience of the resorts but also support the local market and see the other areas of our country. Once they go back home I ask them to promote the Islands to their families and friends. Exchange programmes: Several countries (USA, Asia, Europe and other Caribbean countries) have exchange programmes that allow for free education and apprenticeship skills to be developed in different areas. Many companies will take on such persons as it is free labour for them, while providing good work skills and experience to those who have a desire to enter these markets and industries. We can ask employers in the TCI to take on some of our serious minded students or adults for that

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matter who would like to enter a certain career; allow them to perform on a voluntary basis while gaining working experience. Personally I have seen the benefits of volunteering and apprenticeship. When one of my nieces graduated from college, she experienced a great deal of hardships in her job search, but her resilience eventually paid off. She volunteered her skills for various companies which resulted in her being hired by the environmental department in the State of Florida after observing her determination and hard work. Here we see that ambition combined with serious minded and teachable individuals brings great rewards. Finally, we need to enforce the immigration and labour laws to allow TCI’s to be train by the work permit holder as this will prove quite beneficial dually. Our country gains the benefit of hiring its own, while giving an opportunity to outside workers on a temporary basis. Do not interpret this as me opposing bringing in some outside

workers, but in all fairness, our people deserve to have a fair shake in this deal as we work together for the progress of our country. There must be strict adherence to the immigration laws regarding work permits. In the USA, there are heavy fines for knowingly breaking the immigration laws when it comes to illegal immigration employment. Since our Government is looking for ways to increase revenue they should be looking at this option as well. These suggestions are being made by a Turks & Caicos Islander with a desire and passion to see TCI be the best it can be. We need to work together as a nation to make a better Turks and Caicos by Turks Islanders. It takes the power of unity to be victorious and I look with great anticipation to the day when we will see a united TCI. It is not the absence of things that makes us unhappy; it is the absence of a vision and as the Bible states in Proverbs 28:18, where there is no vision, the people perish. Straudy Lightbourne


Doctor No and 1984


N THE first James Bond film (c1962) the Ian Fleming story begins with three blind men who are not really blind at all and ends with the whole ‘Dr No’ contrived plot blowing up. It seems the elements of this story are playing out in the TCI. Three Governors who pretended they were unable to see what was happening. The Foreign Office now earning a reputation for saying ‘no’ to what will save the TCI – an injection of hard cold British cash. Let’s pick a number, say $600m. That is what Parnell asked for in May in London last year. How will this be used: To pay off remains of the $365m in debts run up under the nose of the three ‘blind’ men. Debts which killed Government’s credit. The left overs of early multi million dollar loans, $125m for the little hospitals and hundreds of millions to pay for NHIP. Last year NHIP cost over $30m in one year, building costs we have to live with for the next 20 years.

By David Tapfer Add in the $100m cost of the airport terminal and runway paid for by a departure tax soon to be over $100. This tax will discourage tourists and cost Islanders travelling dearly. These items will absorb the first 500 million leaving 100 million to fix the causeway, finish the Middle Caicos government building and the South Caicos airport. Might be enough to pave the North and Middle Caicos landing strips. The $600m will and must be spent sometime, unavoidable. These obligations are the left over legacy of the last administration. Who can provide the funding? As currently arranged one way or

another, every man, woman and child in the TCI, 30,000 of them, will have to kick in $20,000 each. Some more, some less. An impossibility. If per chance the Foreign Office can admit their contingent liability and get the British Parliament to fund it over the next five years it will cost the 65 million British residents less than 10 bucks total and the Union Jack could proudly fly in the TCI. Assessing the TCI for this burden will not work and will result in the end with Britain picking up the bill later rather than sooner. It will however take someone in London with courage and this cannot be British public servants. They are working for a fat pay cheque like our Mr Jones. We see how well he controlled the finances entrusted to him. Fact is Jones and his superiors continue to use the tactics of an earlier (c1949) novel ‘1984’ by George Orwell. They engage in doublespeak and Orwellian dictatorial manipulations.



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New boss for International Banking Group PROVO’s newest bank has a fresh face at the helm following the departure of president Ivan Browne. Kenwyn Bovell is set to take over as general manager of International Banking Group (IBG) in Graceway. Mr Bovell is currently the senior vice president of credit for the company which opened to business in July last year.

Mr Browne left under a cloud at the end of a three-year contract amid negative comments expressed by some colleagues. IBG also recently announced a string of redundancies at the behest of parent firm Cayman National. IBG’s chairman Stuart Dack told staff at a recent meeting that Mr Browne had decided to seek a fresh

challenge elsewhere and thanked him for his hard work and efforts in getting the bank up and running. Mr Browne recently announced his intention to leave the TCI for Barbados with wife Lorna, to be closer to his children and grandson. During his time at the helm of operations, Mr Browne coordinated the construction of the bank’s

Graceway headquarters, the recruitment of personnel and the roll out of technology platforms and operations infrastructure. He was also active in the community, serving as president of the Financial Industry Association, a council member of the TCI Bankers Association, treasurer of the Rotary Club of Providenciales, treasurer

of the TCI Community College Foundation, a member of the finance committee of Our Lady of Divine Providence Roman Catholic Church, and the TCI contact person for the UWI Alumni Association. Mr Browne came to the Islands with over 30 years of banking experience, the majority at Barclays Bank.

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Middle Caicos youngsters take to the stage By David Tapfer ON THE eve of the mid-term Easter school break last Thursday, Doris Robinson Primary School pupils, led by Principle Keisha Mills, seemingly restored the name Grand Caicos to the island with a musical and Easter play. Before a packed house the children had the audience laughing and applauding their performances. They started with the TCI version of ‘This Land Is Your Land’ to instrumental solos by Jadesha Forbes on her baritone uke and Mataya Neat on a 100-year-old banjo uke. First and second graders, led by youthful soloist Kobe Forbes, told about getting involved with a bad peanut that took them where they did not want to go, to moving on to popcorn when, at the end of the ditty, they distributed their new favourite goodie to the audience. The third and fourth graders sang about their experiences with the unidentified ‘Thing’ and then went on

to relate how a frog married a mouse and at the wedding a bumblebee danced with a two-legged flea. The fifth and sixth grade early in the show seemed to lay out the evening musical performances when Antwun Arthur led the group singing out, ‘Only youth can make the darkness bright’. During audience participation the kindergarten led the crowd in gospel favourite ‘Kumbaya’. The crowd also joined in with other gospel tunes, ‘The Old Rugged Cross’ and ‘Amazing Grace’. Miss Mills moderated the pantomimed Easter play performance of the third and fourth graders as they acted out the Last Supper, the Judas kiss and even the crucifixion of a be-wigged ‘Jesus’ played by Aneil Lightbourne. Students and the audience then went on to celebrate the risen Christ. Notables in the audience included Mr and Mrs Douglas Parnell and children, Llewellyn Handfield of

Budding thespians from Doris Robinson Primary School delighted the crowds.

Lew One Barge Service, the former and present owners of Blue Horizon Resort, Mr and Mrs Witt and Mr and Mrs John Gill, as well as local District Commissioner Dottis Arthur. Carrie Harvey presided over the affair which raised funds for the schools sports efforts. She thanked the crowd for their support and promised that the school would be presenting more shows in the future.

From left are Jeffanell Hall, Arnelle Taylor, Alexis Hegewald, Coral Pratt and Sam Telfort.

Students inspired by hospital visit

Eco-conscious volunteers put all hands to the pump to clear Provo of garbage.

Citizens strive to get streets shipshape VALIANT volunteers joined forces on Saturday as part of a mammoth campaign to clear Providenciales of unsightly litter. Earth Day celebrations started a week early when the Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA) hosted its third annual ‘TCI Shines’ clean-up campaign. Because Earth Day, celebrated across the world on April 22, falls this year on Easter Friday, the cleanup day was rescheduled to April 16 to give more tidy-minded Islanders the opportunity to take part. Representatives from local hotels and businesses joined the TCHTA in gathering more than 500 bags of litter from Grace Bay Road, Lower Bight and Leeward Highway. Teams included employees from

Beaches, Royal Bank of Canada, the Alexandra, Comfort Suites, Gansevoort, Seven Stars, The Sands, The Veranda, Grace Bay Club, Club Med, Somerset, Regent Palms and La Vista Azul. There were also eco-conscious delegates from the Environmental Health Department and the Environmental Club. TCHTA president Karen Whitt said: “This year’s campaign gained tremendous support from hoteliers and our corporate partners who continuously seek to participate in our community initiatives. “We were overwhelmed with the participation and would like to encourage others to join us in keeping our Islands litter free.” She added: “We have noticed a decrease in the amount of trash that is usually found along the roadsides

and believe that this can be attributed to the awareness that the previous ‘TCI Shines’ campaigns have brought about in the local communities. “Clean surroundings are a must, so let us continue to work together to maintain our ‘beautiful by nature’ Turks and Caicos Islands.” The DECR and TCI Waste Disposal Services partnered with the TCHTA, providing the venue and on road support and organising the garbage collection and disposal from the various check points. TCI Waste Disposal bosses also embraced the opportunity to promote their new recycling programme as participants were given a brief lesson on what items were deemed recyclable before heading out to clean the streets.

A GROUP of TCI youngsters have been taking a special look behind the scenes at Provo hospital. The Year 10 students from the British Collegiate spent a week with InterHealth Canada at the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre on work experience. The students, aged between 14 and 15, got a chance to see how the hospital operates on a dayto-day basis, spending time in different departments, including physiotherapy, radiography, administration and facilities management. All five teenagers are hoping to pursue careers in medicine and claim their week with InterHealth Canada has proved “inspiring”. Jeffarnell Hall said: “It has been a wonderful experience and we are all really grateful for the opportunity to spend time in the hospital. “The facilities are amazing and we have certainly learnt that there is a great deal that goes in to running a medical centre like the Cheshire Hall. “Everyone we have met has

been friendly and helpful and I would certainly love to return one day to work there. We have seen so much and radiography is now an area I’m very interested in.” Meanwhile Coral Pratt added: “The visit has been really inspiring and has certainly opened our eyes. The teamwork is amazing and everyone is like a big happy family, caring for the sick and injured. “I arrived wanting to be a doctor but I now see there are so many other jobs to consider. Physiotherapy is one and I will now look to see what it takes to follow a career as a physiotherapist.” InterHealth nurse educator, Nicki Mullins, paid tribute to the quintet and praised their “outstanding attitudes”. She explained: “The guys have been a credit to themselves, their families and their school. They have been keen to learn and all boast outstanding attitudes. “Hopefully we’ll see them back working here in years to come and we wish them well in whatever careers they choose to pursue.”

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Sandals backs beach clean-up VOLUNTEERS celebrated Earth Day by doing their bit for TCI’s environment. A group of caring residents,

supported by the Sandals Foundation, collected almost 50lbs of rubbish from a stretch of Grace Bay beach.

Business licence holders told pay up BUSINESS licence holders are being reminded to renew their licences by next Thursday – or face penalties. Renewals for the current financial year have been processed using the updated fees since April 1. All licence holders continuing their operations in the TCI this year are being reminded that the documents must be renewed by April 28. Failure to do so will incur a penalty of 10 per cent a month of the relevant fee. Applications for new and renewed business licences should be presented to the Revenue Control Units in Town Center Mall, Providenciales, or Hibiscus Square, Grand Turk. Business people are also advised that all arrears associated with these licences must be paid prior to renewal. The Revenue Control Units will be closely monitoring business renewals and those operating without a valid licence will be detected and action taken against them. Businesses with licences for previous years that will not be continuing operations during the 2011 to 2012 fiscal year are required by law to give notice in writing of all changes relating to the business, including cessation and cancellation.

But the trash didn’t just come from the sands. Much of it was actually picked up underwater, including 8lbs of plastic bags. The event was the first ever shoreline and underwater clean-up and was spearheaded by PADI dive instructor, Gustavo Simons-Martinez. He explained: “Earth Day is all about action and what we are doing to protect our environment. Trash doesn’t fall from the sky, it falls from human hands and we have the power to stop it. “The Grace Bay coastal and underwater clean-up not only rid the beach of several pounds of garbage, but the exercise also promoted environmental awareness while teaching participants the importance of preserving our shoreline and our delicate coral reef systems.” The Sandals Foundation, the resort company’s charitable arm, also partnered with its Five Cays-based adopted school Enid Capron Primary to take the classrooms outside and engaged students

LIME boss Drexwell Seymour makes the presentation to the Airport Authority’s Gordon Burton.

LIME’s got tourists covered TELECOMS firm Lime has donated 500 umbrellas to the Airport Authority to protect tourists from the elements when at the airport during the rainy season. Due to the major renovations being undertaken with the expansion of the airport, tourists and returning residents have a longer path to walk to get to and from the planes. The umbrellas will help ensure they arrive dry and

protected from the sun’s rays. Deputy chairman of the Airport Authority, Gordon Burton, said: “We are so grateful to LIME for this kind gesture that will go a long way to assist passengers and residents upon arrival or departure. “We would like to thank LIME for assisting us in delivering a great customer experience with the use of these umbrellas.”

LIME’s general manager Drexwell Seymour said: “LIME is indeed pleased to keep everyone covered from the elements with these umbrellas and I would encourage all to keep covered with LIME for your telecommunications needs.” He added: “This is what partnership is all about. This means that passengers will have an enhanced customer service experience and LIME is proud to be a part of that.”

The event was the first ever shoreline and underwater clean-up.

in a ‘Making Art from Trash’ session. Students were encouraged to use their creativity to recycle junk items such as small twigs, old bottle tops, string, egg cartons, cardboard and straws to create toys like cars and sail boats. School principal Rachel Taylor added: “This was a wonderful way to stimulate young minds while encouraging students to understand the importance of Earth Day.

“We applaud the Sandals Foundations for taking this initiative to host this Earth Day lesson and also for helping us to relay the importance of recycling to our students in such a fun and interactive way.” Meanwhile a Sandals Foundation spokeswoman said it was delighted to have helped promote Earth day. “Earth Day is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the earth’s natural

environment,” she said. “It is very important that we take the initiative to teach youngsters the importance of preserving the environment through basic understanding of the three Rs - Reduce, Reuse and Recycling.” Other youth-based Earth Day activities, celebrating the 41st anniversary of the international environmental movement, included a detailed tour of Beaches’ recycling plant.



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PPC staff present the cheque to the Master’s Academy for the Dawn Program for autism.

Professionals attend the TCI’s first ever symposium on autism.

Country’s first autism conference held AUTISTIC TCI youngsters were the focus of attention during the country’s first Autism Awareness and Treatment Symposium held this week. The event was organised by the Dawn Program, an initiative to help Islanders and their families diagnosed with the condition. Led by a team of North American and British professionals, the group plans to educate the community about autism while providing assistance and raising funds for affected families. The inaugural symposium was supported with a donation of $2,500 from PPC. Presenting the cash, PPC’s corporate services manager, Daphne

Penn, said the electricity provider was “honoured” to be part of the country’s first ever workshop on autism and effective treatments. “Autism has become a global health crisis and we believe the only way to find out more about the illness is by working together.” She said PPC wanted to help the Master’s Academy, of which the Dawn Program is a part, to better educate the public about the day-today issues faced by people affected by autism, and provide them with the latest information about treatment, education and research. Nicole Cox, of the Dawn Program, said: “This investment from PPC Ltd

is proof that the Turks and Caicos Islands have vision. “In becoming aware of the struggle that those who live with developmental disorders carry on a daily basis, they answered the call to be more than just sympathisers. “PPC took a personal interest in our fight to provide services for those living with autism. “The funds that have resulted from that interest will not only benefit those directly enrolled in our programme, but will open the doors to our community thrust. “Persons from every walk of life will have access to knowledge and training that would normally cost

Inaugural tournament raises thousands for charity TWO worthy TCI causes have benefited to the tune of the $5,000 each thanks to a fundraising drive by the Wine Cellar. Bosses at the Edward C Gartland Youth Centre and Provo Hockey League were presented with cheques for cash raised by last month’s inaugural Golf & Fishing Tournament. The dual sporting event, dubbed a huge success by organisers and participants, took place at Turtle Cove Marina and Provo Golf Club from March 25 to 27, culminating in a prize-giving ceremony. A portion of the funds collected was donated to the two organisations to enable them to further their valuable work. Wine Cellar sales and marketing representative, Desmond Williams, said: “The Wine Cellar is excited to support the initiatives of both the Youth Centre and the Provo Hockey League. “We hope that these donations allow both parties to further their efforts as they relate to sports and youth activities locally.

Wine Cellar bosses present funds to delighted Youth Centre representatives.

“The community of Providenciales has been patronising and supporting us since we entered this market in 1984 and we feel it is only fitting that the Wine Cellar does the same by giving back. ” Mr Williams added: “We are looking forward to hosting the second annual Wine Cellar Golf and

Fishing Tournament next year and encourage other corporate partners to come on board as we aim to keep fun community events alive in Providenciales. “More supporters will mean larger donations for charitable organisations, so let’s all work together.”

them tens of thousands of dollars to obtain.” Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life.

The result of a neurological disorder, those affected may show difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities.

Digicel lends support to health campaign TELECOMS giant Digicel has teamed up with the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) to raise public awareness of chronic diseases affecting people across the region. The HCC’s ‘Get the Message’ campaign was launched last month to encourage leaders to strive to help improve prevention and treatment of illnesses. Digicel will help ensure that the campaign meets its target of one million text messages by September, when Caribbean leaders are due to attend a United Nations meeting on the subject. The company will also act as a liaison for the coordination of text blasts and quantified data reports, while driving home the message further via Facebook and Twitter. Digicel’s support of the scheme follows on from its own community health programmes across its 32 markets, designed to inform the public about health issues, while providing access to relevant information and resources. In Barbados, Digicel is working closely with the Diabetic and Hypertension Association that aims to assist the 30,000 sufferers there. To date, Digicel has donated two Jablotron desktop phones to the association to use as hotlines, with phone charges written off monthly, as well as running sensitisation campaigns via its Facebook and Twitter fan pages.

The firm has also contributed BlackBerry phones with free voice and data services to the Bermuda autism charity ‘Tomorrow’s Voices’ to help them operate more efficiently, and has sponsored St Lucia’s annual Pine Hill Fun Walk which encourages a healthier lifestyle. Digicel’s commercial director Brian Finn said: “As champions of change within our markets, Digicel has active community outreach programmes that consistently make positive differences. “We are pleased to partner with the HCC on this health revolution to educate on non-communicable ailments such as diabetes, hypertension and cancer.” He added: “By providing the technical platform for this campaign, we will be able to inform and empower millions in the region as this campaign provides an excellent forum for us to share and disseminate vital information which can be the difference between life and death.” Over the course of the campaign, Digicel subscribers in Caricom countries will be encouraged to text support for the World Leaders Summit and will receive daily health tip alerts. The campaign will also include educational public service messages through media agencies.

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this week

Friday, April 22 to Thursday, April 28

Grand Turk firefighters have overcome the odds to perform their duty diligently.

Fearless firefighters awarded for fortitude HARD-WORKING Grand Turk firefighters who continue to work diligently despite losing their headquarters to Hurricane Ike have had their efforts officially recognised. Firefighters in the capital island have overcome the odds by performing their duty tirelessly from temporary quarters after 2008’s devastating storms wiped out their base. And last Thursday, the Ministry of Home Affairs and Public Safety commended their “attitude, character, dedication and determination” with a

special awards ceremony. Their most recent challenges included the massive infernos at the Ona Glinton Primary School and TCU’s power station, where the 13 firefighters put all hands to the pump to bring the blazes under control. Under secretary Barbara Higgs said: “As we recognise the efforts and dedication of all our firefighters in driving forward service improvements, we realised that we would not have been able to achieve this without the support of each and every one who have been instrumental in delivering changes to

produce an effective and modern fire and rescue service that all Turks and Caicos Islanders can be proud of.” The 13 personnel were presented with Certificates of Appreciation and reminded of their commitment to the Grand Turk community and encouraged to continue being the best they can be. They were Kevin Garland, Shirley Ann Carter, Jarrett Forbes, Mauquita Carter, O’Brian Quelch, Anthony McIntosh, Raymano Taylor, Earl Walkin, Roosevelt Glinton, Cleopatra Dickenson, Jeanty Aristil, Wendy Belzy and Wendy Aristil.

Digicel customer scoops $3,000 PAYING your bill on time and in full continues to pay off for Digicel customers. Claudia Burnside and Nacumar Deodat are the latest winners of the company’s Postpaid Rewards promotion. Bank employee Ms Burnside is accustomed to helping individuals access a few extra dollars to finance their dreams and through the simple act of paying her Digicel bill on time she was rewarded with $3,000. She said the cash prize would go towards off settling bills and a much anticipated vacation. Mr Deodat walked away with $1,000 as February’s winner. He expressed his appreciation to Digicel and his commitment to continue to make bill payments on time. Ms Burnside and Mr Deodat were randomly selected from a number of postpaid finalists. The Postpaid Rewards promotion, which commenced in April 2010, has proved popular among customers and presents an opportunity for the telecoms firm to reward them for their loyalty. The promotion has been extended until March 2012 to give even more postpaid customers a chance to win. To date, the scheme has paid out over $20,000 in cash prizes. To be eligible for the monthly draw, customers are encouraged to pay their bills on time and in full before the 22nd of each month.

Friday, April 22

Easter egg hunt.

 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.

 Feeling lucky? Win cash at the Rotary Club’s weekly bingo night every Sunday from 7pm at Williams Auditorium.

 Kids can enjoy a Friday night camp out each week at Grace Bay Club from 5pm to 9pm. For $45 per child, youngsters can tuck into dinner under the stars and s’mores, take part in activities and watch a movie. Email morgan@gracebayclub.com or call 231-KIDS (5437) to reserve a space. Saturday, April 23  Get in the Easter spirit by joining festivities at the Regent Village in Grace Bay. A family fun day will be held from 3pm with live music, an Easter egg hunt, egg and spoon races, face painting and ice-cream. Stores will be open late and visitors will have the chance to ‘win big’ with a $2,000 giveaway at participating stores.  The National Trust and Rotaract Club will host an Easter jubilee from 10am to 6pm at the Cheshire Hall heritage site. Visitors can enjoy a petting zoo, Easter egg hunt, candy and food stall, egg decoration, egg and spoon race, face painting and lots more. Cost of entry is $5 adults and $3 children. Call 941 5710 for more details.  Revel in the sound of smooth jazz by talented performer Perry Delancey on Saturday nights from 7pm at the Regent Palms. Call 946 8666 for details.  Shape those muscle groups you never knew you had during an early morning resistance training session at IGA Sports Centre. The session begins at 8.30am and costs $12 for one or $100 for 11.  Mums and Tots Dance Party classes are held every Saturday at The Athletic Club in Saltmills Plaza 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.  Every Saturday from 11pm you can catch the Island Boys playing rake and scrape live at Calico Jacks. The bar is located upstairs at Ports of Call in Grace Bay adjacent to the Seven Stars resort. Sunday, April 24

Sales executive Denisser Forbes presents Claudia Burnside with $3,000.

 Take the time out this Easter to treat yourself and your family to a refreshing and delicious Easter Sunday Brunch at O’Soleil restaurant from 11am to 3pm. There will be lots of fun for the entire family, including the annual

Monday, April 25  Get rid of the Monday blues with an intense non-traditional aerobic routine with Anca Vasile. The exciting class takes place 7pm at IGA Sports Centre and includes fun and interesting choreography. Classes cost $12 for one or $100 for 11.  Girls and boys aged 11 to 19 years old are invited to take part in a fun singing group. The TCI Youth Chorale rehearses every Monday at 6pm at the Edward C Gartland Youth Centre, downtown, Providenciales. For more information call 3317176. Tuesday, April 26  Step it up this Tuesday evening with a fun fitness class at IGA Sports Centre. From 6.30pm you will be taken through a number of step combinations mixed with conditioning exercises like squats, push ups and triceps dips. Classes cost $12 for one or $100 for 11. Wednesday, April 27  Enjoy the easy listening sounds of live duo NaDa at the Regent Palms on Wednesdays from 7pm. Call 946 8666 for details.  Are you in need of inner peace? Interested in a healthy lifestyle and a toned and flexible body? Then you need David Bowen’s yoga classes at The Athletic Club in the Saltmills Plaza. Come along on Monday, Wednesday or Friday at 7am, Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30pm or Saturday at 9am. Call 941-8686 for more details. Thursday, April 28  Burn off your week’s excesses with an energetic kickboxing class at IGA Sports Centre. The class begins at 7pm and includes 45 minutes of kickboxing drills followed by 15 minutes of conditioning exercises. Classes cost $12 for one or $100 for 11.  Celebrate good health with wellness coach Benneth Williams every Thursday evening. Come along to Williams Block, suite number six, on Lower Bight Road, Providenciales, from 7pm. There you will get a free wellness consultation and an hour of fun. For more details call Benneth at 246-0300 or email hls_com@yahoo. com



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Lifestyle... fitness Tip 

Lifting weights the right way IF YOU want to lose fat or change your body, one of the most important things you can do is lift weights.

Black bean burger

CONCERNED about your red meat intake? Try this easy veggie burger, delicious with hot sauce, ketchup, spinach leaves, tomato slice, Monterey Jack cheese, avocado, and onion. Ingredients: • 1 (2-ounce) hamburger bun, torn into pieces • 3 tbsps olive oil, divided • 2 tsp chopped garlic • 1 (15.25-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained • 1 tsp grated lime rind • Three-quarter tsp chili powder • Half tsp chopped fresh oregano • Quarter tsp salt • 1 large egg, lightly beaten • 1 large egg white, lightly beaten Method: • Place bun in a food processor; process four times or until crumbs measure about one cup. Transfer to a bowl. • Combine one tablespoon oil, garlic, and beans in processor; pulse eight times or until beans make a thick paste. Scrape bean mixture into bowl with breadcrumbs. Stir in rind and remaining ingredients. • With moistened hands, divide bean mixture into four equal portions (about a third cup mixture per portion), shaping each into a three-inch patty. • Heat remaining two tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over mediumhigh heat. Add patties to pan; reduce heat to medium, and cook four minutes or until bottom edges are browned. • Carefully turn patties over; cook three minutes or until bottom edges are done.

Diet and cardio are equally important, but when it comes to changing how your body looks, weight training wins hands down. Lifting weights has many benefits. It helps raise your metabolism; muscle burns more calories than fat, so the more muscle you have, the more calories you’ll burn all day long. It can strengthen bones, especially important for women. It will make you stronger and increase muscular endurance; help you avoid injuries; increase your confidence and selfesteem; and improve coordination and balance. Before getting started, you need to know some basic strength training principles. Overload: To build muscle, you need to use more resistance than your muscles are used to. This is important because the more you do, the more your body is capable of doing, so you should increase your workload to avoid plateaus. In plain language, this means you should be lifting enough weight that you can

only complete the desired number of reps. You should be able to finish your last rep with difficulty but also with good form. Progression: To avoid plateaus (or adaptation), you need to increase your intensity regularly. You can do this by increasing the amount of weight lifted, changing your sets/ reps, changing the exercises and changing the type of resistance. You can make these changes on a weekly or monthly basis. Specificity: This principle means you should train for your goal. That means, if you want to increase your strength, your programme should be designed around that goal (eg, train with heavier weights closer to your one rep max). To lose weight, choose a variety of rep ranges to target different muscle fibres. Rest and recovery: Rest days are just as important as workout days. It is during these rest periods that your muscles grow and change, so make sure you’re not working the

Strength training improves coordination and balance – and helps avoid injuries.

same muscle groups two days in a row. Always warm up before you start lifting weights: This helps get your muscles warm and prevents injury. You can warm up with light cardio or by doing a light set of each exercise before going to heavier weights. Lift and lower your weights slowly: Don’t use momentum to lift the weight. If you

have to swing to get the weight up, chances are you’re using too much weight. Breathe: Don’t hold your breath and make sure you’re using full range of motion throughout the movement. Stand up straight: Pay attention to your posture and engage your abs in every movement you’re doing to keep your balance and protect your spine.

health Tip 

How much selenium are you eating? THIS week I would like to draw your attention to the mineral selenium. This is an element on the periodic table and a naturally occurring substance. A basic mineral found in many foods, it contributes to a general balanced diet to promote overall health. Although selenium is toxic if taken in excess, a moderate amount is necessary for the health of most individuals. Selenium deficiency is not common in normal, healthy people. In some rare cases, a lack of adequate sources of this element will cause significant health risks. One main cause of a selenium deficiency is caused by eating food grown in soils without sufficient selenium. Other individuals can be at risk of a selenium deficiency as a result of some intestinal disorders. There are a few major signs that an individual may be suffering from a selenium deficiency. Looking out for these warning signs can help

By Phillip Simmons catch a range of conditions before they worsen. According to the website, Healthier Tomorrow, while the most exciting selenium benefits are getting plenty of press there are plenty of other lesser-known benefits that get less attention. One that may be of value to many people is the ability to help prevent inactive viruses from becoming activated. It can help treat cold-sores, shingles, and herpes. The site says selenium is also vital for thyroid function. The thyroid produces a hormone called T4, which is converted using selenium into a more powerful form, known as T3. Proper thyroid function is important to food health and maintaining a

Some nuts are a good source of selenium. Selenium is a trace mineral that is essential to good health but required only in small amounts.

healthy weight. It also says that, aside from that, there is evidence that selenium benefits the immune system, and helps to reduce inflammation in the body. It further states that while there has not been much research to back up the theory it is thought that taking selenium benefits the treatment of auto-immune disorders, such as HIV. It has been used too in the treatment of male fertility, alcohol poisoning, and eye health. Good sources of selenium include Brazil nuts, walnuts, sunflower seeds, fish such as tuna, halibut, sardines, flounder and salmon, shellfish like

oysters, mussels, shrimps, clams and scallops, meat such as beef, liver, lamb and pork, poultry, eggs, mushrooms, grains and onions. The recommended daily amount of selenium for adults is around 55mcg. Exceeding 400mcg per day can lead to selenium toxicity. Some conditions that can occur as a result include fatigue, hyperthyroidism, reproductive disorder, and pediatric risks. In some cases, a selenium deficiency can cause a woman to miscarry. One of the secondary symptoms of hyperthyroidism mentioned above also includes changes in menstruation.

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Lifestyle... How does your garden grow With our green-fingered guru Denis Belanger


Desert rose THE DESERT rose (adenium obesum) flourishes beautifully in our Turks and Caicos climate and desert rose is a favourite among the ladies. The plant produces a wealth of blossoms that grow up to two inches long. The trumpet-shaped flowers appear pink, red and white. The plant is native to east Africa and areas of Arabia. Desert rose is excellent in pots especially for people who ‘kill everything’ because adenium obesum lives with little care and can take a good deal of neglect. Always at its best with some attention, your desert rose will become larger, more interesting and more valuable every year. Large specimens can sell for a small fortune for older plants with large bases and a multitude of branches. More branches mean more flowers which are extremely attractive. Flowers are best during the spring and fall months, but flowering can occur any month of the year. Older plant and better care equal more flowers, more often. The desert rose is a succulent plant, which suggests it stores large quantities of water in its fleshy foliage in the event of a drought. The plant grows up from a large bulbous structure located just above the soil line. It produces a thick white substance that is toxic when the foliage is cut or broken. The desert rose grows between three to five feet high. The desert rose requires very bright sunlight and must be placed in full sunlight to blossom and flourish. When the plant is placed in the shade, it often succumbs to fungus infections. It can also quickly become leggy in its efforts to reach the sunlight. This can make the overall plant awkward and unsightly. The plant will also begin to flower less in the shade or cease flowering completely. The desert rose requires very little water. Water the plant only when the dirt around it feels completely dry. Water thoroughly, then allow the plant to dry completely out. Excessive watering can lead to fungal infections and rots; never allow the desert rose to sit in standing-water. During the active summer growth period, fertilise the plant once a month using a water soluble 20-20-20 fertiliser mixed at half strength. The adenium obesum produces bean-like seed pods very similar to its cousin, the Madagascar palm’s pods,


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Money Tip

With Mary Hamilton of Meridian Trust

Paying through the nose to keep your family fed? A TRIP to the supermarket can sometimes leave you feeling like you’ve just been robbed. If you’re sick of paying a fortune for your food, try these five tips designed to help you slash your food bills. Plan ahead It’s always a good idea to draw up a list of meals you’re going to cook for the next week. Plan your shopping list around that and stick to it! Don’t be tempted to impulse buy and end up with a cupboard full of stuff you don’t actually need. Ditch the big brands I usually tend to avoid the big brands and instead plump for a discounted version. Cheaper brands don’t necessarily mean poor quality and ditching the big brands really can bring down the size of your bills. Don’t forget that buying basics – such as flour and rice – in bulk can also be a good option.

Look out for reduced items Usually, if you do your supermarket shop towards the end of the day, the discounts will be greater. Most supermarkets have a ‘reduced to clear’ shelf so this is always worth a browse. Just be careful as these items will probably have a short ‘use by’ date on them, so either eat them quickly or freeze them if you can. Go local Local greengrocers and markets can work out far cheaper for fruit and vegetables than supermarkets. Similarly, you’ll also save the pennies by eating the seasons. And of course, you could always try growing your own fruit and vegetables in your back garden. Ditch the kids Children can be ever so good at persuading you to buy items you don’t need. So if possible, leave the kids at home!

The desert rose requires very bright sunlight and must be placed in full sunlight to blossom and flourish.

but much thinner. Many growers use branch cuttings for propagation which results in an inferior plant in appearance as the base never develops properly (obese/fat). Desert rose plants from seed develop vastly the best character with no two plants alike in shape. When your seed pod is fully ripe on the plant, it will split open revealing seeds with beautiful ‘wings’ so that

seeds will quickly blow away. Plant at depth of seed, very shallow, in high pro mix soil which does not contain any included fertilisers, hormones or any other chemical. Keep soil top lightly moist and locate outdoors in hot weather and bright light for quickest germination (four to 25 days) depending on freshness, proper planting and variety.

Watch your wash

BUY clothes detergent that comes in a box rather than a plastic container. Even better, wash your clothes in baking soda. It’s a great alternative and is also friendly to the environment. This week’s tip is courtesy of the TCI Environment Club which meets at the Environment Centre in Lower Bight Road on the first Thursday of each month at 6pm.


PHONE: (649) 946-4664

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Public Relations Professional

BAY BISTRO Is looking for a

Dynamic public relations firm requires an experienced public relations professional to assist the Director in a challenging environment.


Candidate must possess: - at least 10 years relevant public relations experience with a track record of sound decision making and managerial performance - excellent written and verbal communications skills - willingness to publicly present and defend, through various media, potentially unpopular positions - a graduate degree in management, business or related field - proven ability to manage and train staff - willingness to travel internationally frequently - willingness to work weekends and some holidays when required Belongers are particularly encouraged to apply. This is a performance-based pay position.

Is looking to employ a



Contact 232-4812


To work 6 days per week salary negotiable • Must have 10 years experience in food costing, staff scheduling, inventory control • QuickBooks is a must Must work days, nights, and holidays

Send resumes to baybistro@tciway.tc

HOLTON WILLIAMS Is looking for a

Domestic Worker/


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

To work 5 days per week. Salary $5.00 per hour. Contact 231-0146

Head Chef


Is looking for a


To work 3 days per week. Salary $5.00 per hour

Needed to work 4 days per week. Salary $5.00 per hour.



Farmers 6854

Interested and qualified persons should apply in writing, with resume and cover letter to caribmediasolutions.com, with a copy to the Labour Office, Providenciales.

Contact 243-1737

FAX: (649) 946-4661


Contact 232-1053 6879


The Meridian Club On Pine Cay Turks & Caicos Islands British West Indies Position Available:

Massage Therapist/Spa Technician at The Meridian Club on Pine Cay Salary: Remuneration based on commission + accommodation on Pine Cay. Duties: To provide massage treatments to guests (Swedish, Swedish Deep Tissue, reiki, visceral manipulation, hot stone massage) as well esthetics, waxing, pedicure and manicures. Assist with the preparation and presentation of healthful foods.

Is seeking an experienced qualify multi-skill

Tennis Coach The successful applicant must demonstrate the professional trait and ability to organize, plan and deliver programmes of high quality sessions with a specific focus upon delivering a coaching and competitive programmes for Tennis in the sporting arena, schools both in the professional sectors and voluntary community settings. Salary compensation: Subject to experience. Deadline for submission of applicants is April 30th 2011 Submit to: Graceway IGA Supermarket main office complex or

email: hr@gracewayiga.com



Qualifications Required: - Successful candidate will have completed a minimum of 1200 hour massage therapy program and have a minimum of 5 years experience at 4-5 star operations. - Must possess some culinary skills - Must be willing to reside on Pine Cay on a full time basis. - Must have pleasant personality, clean and neat personal appearance and enjoy working with people. - Must be able to speak and read English. - Must be able to work flexible hours. Starting Date: June 2011 Contact Information: Send resume with your contact information (mailing address, e-mail address, phone number) by e-mail to manager@meridianclub.com or by fax to 941 7010. Please also include 3 references with contact information and how you know this person. Additional Information: All qualified applicants will be interviewed.

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FAX: (649) 946-4661


ALBERT SMITH Is looking for a


Worker To work 3 days per week. Salary $25.00 per day. Contact 345-1341

DAVID SAUNDERS Is looking for a


To work 5 days per week. Salary $500 per month.

Contact 342-4871






Applicants must be registered and qualified as an Osteopath D.O. (degree of Osteopathic Medicine). The applicant must have a minimum of 5 years experience in anatomy, physiology, and semi pathology and posses the following skills:• Advanced knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and semi pathology • Perfect knowledge of human biomechanics • Perfect command of the osteopathic concept and reasoning • Perfect command of the various manual tests & techniques • Preferably bilingual French/English • Work weekends/nights and be available anytime for mobile services • Must have a valid driver’s license and car

Labourer 6861

PHONE: (649) 946-4664


Qualified applicants should forward cover letter and resume to iimsadmin@tciway.tc Inter Island Medical Services, Neptune Plaza, Grace Bay 6872

DAVID COX Is looking to employ a


Where will you be in 5 years? It depends on where you start

Worker To work 6 days per week. Salary $5.00 per hour. Contact 241-3217 6881

MEP SOLUTION TCI LTD. Is looking for an


Deloitte is looking for a resident director or manager in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The ideal candidate:


• Has or can develop and maintain strong client relationships; • Has 5 or more years professional experience and a professional designation; and • Is proactive, solution-oriented and looking to grow.

To work 5 days per week. Salary $8.00 per hour.

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Contact 341-2757 6870



For further information please contact Natasha Swaby on 1 242 302 4800 or email nlswaby@deloitte.com.

To work 5 days per Week. Monday – Friday. Salary: $5.50 per

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Regional News


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REDJet - changing the way Jamaicans purchase, book flights NOT ONLY has REDJet introduced the Caribbean’s first low-fare carrier, but the revolutionary airline has transformed the way Jamaicans purchase flights. Jamaicans travelling on the new direct jet service between Norman Manley International and Bridgetown, Barbados, as well as Trinidad (needs to work out technical issue), have the option of ‘book and pay’ service at select Digicel stores in the corporate area or Trafalgar Travel

Service. Those who have booked online may pay for their tickets within 24 hours at any Paymaster islandwide, according to REDjet’s chairman and CEO, Ian Burns. Burns was speaking at a press conference Monday morning at the Spanish Court Hotel, where he announced four weekly flights between Trinidad and Kingston and three weekly flights between Barbados and the capital city as of

Wednesday, May 11. Along with the three countries mentioned above, Guyana would also benefit from the REDjet service. The airline will operate two MD82, categorised as the workhorse of the skies, on the route. The aircraft, which were purchased from the American Airlines fleet, are the third most popular commercial aircraft ever produced and carry 149 seats with 32-33 inches of legroom.

According to the airline CEO, after April 21, Jamaicans will be able to book and pay at these Digicel ticket counters and travel agents. Jamaicans can access fares as low as US$9.99, exclusive of the relevant sales and government taxes. “Low fares are not just a headline gimmick, but are at the core of the Low Fare Airline business model adopted by REDjet,” boasted Burns. He added, “Fifteen per cent of our

fares are in the lowest fare category, and these prices will rise as the plane fills and as the flight draws closer.” Accordingly, the next fare bracket is USD$29.99, and so on. “On average our fares are 60 per cent below the current market,” he noted. Currently, getting to Barbados from Jamaica on other airlines can cost between US$300 and $600 return, depending on the route, which could likely be through Miami.

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Regional News


Ingraham: election will be between FNM/PLP

IT APPEARS that the prime minister and Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts agree on one thing and that is that the upcoming general election will only be contested by the Free National Movement (FNM) and the PLP. “The election will be between the FNM and PLP full stop, period,” Prime Minister Ingraham told reporters yesterday when asked about the threat from third parties in the country. The National Development Party (NDP) and newly formed Democratic National Alliance (DNA) are two of the major third parties in the country. It is unclear however whether both parties will merge. Just last week, the Bahamas Democratic Movement (BDM) was dissolved. The BDM has joined up with the FNM, including its leader, Cassius Stuart. On the weekly television and radio show, “Jones and Company,” with host, Wendall Jones, PLP Chairman

Bradley Roberts said third parties will never survive in the country. “The difference between Cassius Stuart and the matter with Dr. Andre Rollins is that the PLP does not hand pick its candidates,” he said yesterday. “In the case of Dr. Rollins, he came to the Progressive Liberal Party without any conditions, none whatsoever. He came and he brought himself and when there was a vacancy that occurred in the Fort Charlotte constituency. He expressed an interest and he went and met the people and he was able to sell himself and they selected him by a unanimous decision, whereas with Cassius Stuart, he was anointed by Hubert Ingraham, who seems to be the only person in that organisation who selects candidates.” Mr. Roberts added that history has shown that third parties have not done well in the country. “We just need to reflect and look over the landscape and at the past,” he explained.

“Fred Mitchell tried to start a party and he abandoned it. Dr. Bernard Nottage did the same and others did the same. In my humble opinion, there is no room for a third party in our country and I believe that [Branville] McCartney and others will find that out in due course. I believe that what has happened in our country over the last four years has left our country ‘punch-drunk’. Their lives have been turned upside down and when a persons’ house has been taken from them, when he has no employment and all kinds of problems and there is no one to turn to bring a resolution to those problems. Then the spare sets in and he says ‘Maybe I need to try this party or maybe I need to try the other party.’” Mr. Roberts said time will tell where the dust will settle. “I believe in the end the two major parties will be the ones who will come out with the vast majority of the votes [in the upcoming general election],” he said. (Jonesbahamas. com)

April 23 - 29, 2011

Three convicted in JA-UK money laundering ring LONDON, England — A British court has convicted three people for operating a money laundering network between the United Kingdom and Jamaica. South London’s Kingston Crown Court found Burnett Morris and his wife Paulette guilty of conspiracy to launder money by helping to funnel more than £500,000 (US$815,000) in cash from suspected drug deals to associates in Jamaica — often

sending small amounts multiple times a day. A third defendant, Kevin Robinson, was convicted of transferring criminal property out of the jurisdiction of the UK. Four others previously pleaded guilty to the same charge. Police said today that the arrests followed an extensive investigation in conjunction with colleagues in Jamaica (Jamaicaobserver.com)

The Castro brothers have ruled Cuba for 52 years. Fidel (left) only recently handed over power to his brother. (BBC photo)

Raul Castro seeks Gun deaths put Bermuda’s reputation 10-year term limits

overseas at risk, warns Governor BERMUDA’S latest gun victim David Clarke was the third foreigner killed in two years; something that’s “bound to risk the Island’s reputation”, according to Governor Sir Richard Gozney. Mr Clarke, 26, was born in Barbados but lived in Bermuda since his family moved here when he was four. He was shot dead on North Shore Road, Devonshire, around 10.30pm on Sunday. His murder follows that of Jamaican James Lawes, gunned down in Pembroke on March 22, 2010, and Jamaican-Canadian George Lynch, murdered in Hamilton Parish on May 5, 2010. Prior to that, Trinidadian Marcus Gibbings was stabbed to death outside an apartment in Devonshire in October 2006 and Canadian teenager Rebecca Middleton was raped and killed in July 1996. None of the murders have been solved, and all of them hit the headlines in the victims’ home countries. In November 2006, Mr Gibbings’ father, Robert, hit out over the “unsatisfactory conduct” of the inquiry. He appealed to the Government of his native Trinidad and Tobago for help, claiming information about a possible suspect appeared to have been ignored by

Bermuda Police. Last May, Canadian TV news reported that Mr Lynch’s family wanted Canada’s Federal Government to pressure Bermuda to bring his killers to justice. Ms Middleton’s family have repeatedly spoken out over the lack of justice in their case. And when they failed to get the case re-opened via a judicial review in 2007, the Toronto Globe and Mail newspaper lamented a “dark day for Bermudian justice”. On Monday, Mr Clarke’s mother, Angela, said his death made her want to go home to Barbados, telling The Royal Gazette: “I’ve had enough.” Asked about the impact of another foreign national being killed. Sir Richard said yesterday: “The murder of anyone in Bermuda, Bermudian or other, is a shocking event. I am appalled by each murder and I believe that the vast majority of Bermudians feel the same. My condolences and sympathy go to the family of Mr David Clarke. “The series of murders of the last two years in Bermuda is bound to risk the Island’s reputation, foremost with Bermudians themselves, and also with foreigners here and with foreigners living abroad who hear about them. “The risk to reputation has to

rise further when foreigners are victims, in particular when they are bystanders caught in the cross-fire as I understand was the case, for example, with Mr Lynch.” There have been several successful prosecutions in gun cases recently, with eight men convicted in the past year. Sir Richard said: “I hope that all who are concerned, in Bermuda and abroad, are also noting the success of Bermuda’s police, prosecutors and courts in convicting those using guns, and the copious efforts of the many agencies of the Bermuda Government and non-governmental organisations and churches which are trying to tackle the underlying causes. They all deserve our strong support.” * A recent post on popular travel website TripAdvisor warns would-be tourists to avoid the Island because of its increased shootings and murders. The website is used by millions of tourists when planning a holiday. One of its popular features is usergenerated reviews. Bermuda has received hundreds of positive reviews over the years, however a recent one strongly recommends people give the Island a miss. The Toronto-based reviewer said: “Bermuda is violent, [it] has guns/ murders/gang warfare, beware!

CUBAN President Raul Castro has said top political positions should be limited to two five-year terms, and promised “systematic rejuvenation” of the government. President Castro was speaking at the start of the first congress of Cuba’s ruling Communist Party in 14 years. He said the party leadership was in need of renewal and should subject itself to severe self-criticism. The proposal is unprecedented under Cuban communism. Mr Castro, 79, made clear the limits would apply to himself. He took over from his brother Fidel in 2008 and between them they have ruled Cuba for 52 years. He acknowledged that “the confidence of the majority of Cubans had been tested, with regard to the party and the revolution”. Cubans, he said, would have to overcome a “mentality of inertia” and said the only thing that could threaten the revolution was “our inability to rectify errors”. In his speech, Raul Castro said the limit of two consecutive five-year terms would apply to “the current president of the Council of State and his ministers” - a reference to himself. Much of what he said concerned his plans to reduce the role of the state in the economy and encourage private enterprise. It would take at least five years to update Cuba’s economic model, Mr Castro said.

Free education and healthcare would still be guaranteed, but mass subsidies of basic goods would be removed and social spending would be “rationalised”. Mr Castro said 200,000 people had already registered as self-employed since changes were announced last October, doubling the number of Cubans working for themselves. But he insisted the socialist character of Cuba would be “irreversible” and accumulation of property would not be allowed. The Communist Party Congress was preceded by a one of the largest military parades Cuba has seen in years, marking the 50th anniversary of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion by US-backed exile groups. Troops and armoured vehicles paraded through Havana’s Revolution Square, followed by hundreds of thousands of civilians waving flags and chanting slogans. The parade and congress also celebrate 50 years since Fidel Castro proclaimed that his was a socialist revolution. In 1961, Cuban exile groups armed and trained by the American CIA came ashore at the Bay of Pigs, 100 miles (160 km) southeast of Havana, in an attempt to overthrow him. But after 72 hours of combat the invasion was defeated, in what Cuba celebrates as the “first great defeat for US imperialism in Latin America”. (BBC)

April 23 - 29, 2011


Regional News


Conflict on BTC board

Tobago machete attack accused has case ‘discharged’ THE CASE against a man accused of attempting to murder a Somerset couple at their Caribbean home has been discharged, a high commissioner said. Peter and Murium Green were seriously injured when they were attacked with a machete while in Tobago in 2009. The British high commissioner for Trinidad and Tobago said the case against Clint Alexis, 25, of Breadfruit Alley, Argyle, had been discharged. Eric Jenkinson said the magistrate there had cited a lack of evidence. He said he understood that the magistrate had wanted Mr and Mrs Green to return to the island to give evidence, something which Mr Jenkinson said was “unrealistic”.

Previously the couple, who are originally from Berkshire, said that they were too frightened to go back after threats had been posted online saying that if they returned, they would be killed. ‘Extraordinary experience’ Mr Green was left blind in one eye, has head injuries and is now partially disabled. Mrs Green was slashed across the face with a machete in the attack. Both have had numerous facial reconstruction operations over the past 18 months. “I’m disappointed that it’s reached this stage,” said Mr Jenkinson. “They went through an extraordinary experience. I saw them after the attack and it was horrific. They chose not to come back I can understand that.”

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Francis. He appears in the pecking order to be replaced by Mark Holowesko,” Mr. Roberts said while on the weekly programme ‘Jones and Company’ with host Wendall Jones. Mr. Roberts said when he found out that Mr. Holowesko was replacing Mr. Francis, he began to do some research and a Freeport resident, who was doing the same, contacted him. “He was two steps ahead of me. He provided me with information that I found very interesting,” he said. “One was that Mr. Holowesko was a director of a very large investment group that has considerable holdings in a company called TEMASKA Holdings PTC Ltd, which happens to be the majority shareholder of Cable & Wireless Worldwide. “I asked myself the question, ‘Is Mr. Holowesko representing The Bahamas’ government interest in the new privatised BTC or is he representing the people for whom he is employed and is paid, I am told, very handsomely.’ There are indications that this company are major financers of Cable & Wireless and may have even provided the funding in order to complete the sale.”

Mr. Roberts said that neither the government nor CWC indicated where the funds were coming from to complete the transaction. “The government gives no explanation for Mr.

Holowesko’s appointment and I think that the government is duty bound to tell the Bahamian people what the facts are regarding this matter,” Mr. Roberts said.

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Murium and Peter Green both received facial injuries. (BBC photo)

IT’S ONLY been two weeks since Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) took over the management of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) and already the company has been accused of conflict of interest. The British telecom giant sealed the deal with the government to purchase 51 per cent of BTC for $210 million plus stamp taxes pegged at $7 million on April 6. On that day, CWC announced that Geoff Houston would be the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BTC. CWC has yet to announce its full slate of board of directors, who will be the majority of the board at BTC. However, according to Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Chairman Bradley Roberts, there has already been a selection that could cause major implications. He said it all began when former chairman of BTC Julian Francis announced that he would no longer be a part of the board. “It is my understanding that the former executive chairman was to become the new deputy chairman of the privatised BTC. I notice that he is no longer on the board or an officer of the company. I am referring to Julian



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April 23 - 29, 2011

House of Lords full, peers Police: Baby cut out warn David Cameron of pregnant woman DAVID Cameron has been told by a cross-party group of senior peers that the House of Lords is “full” and he must stop creating new members. The prime minister has created more peers more quickly than any of his post-war predecessors, having ennobled 117 people in less than a year. The House of Lords now has 792 members who are entitled to attend and vote. The peers warn that this number is “unsustainable” and is damaging the effectiveness of the Lords. The warning comes in a report from the independent Constitution Unit at University College London and has been endorsed by 13 peers from all parties. They include former Cabinet Secretary Lord Butler; former Speaker Baroness Boothroyd; the convenor of the independent crossbenchers, Baroness De Souza; former Labour leader of the Lords Baroness Jay; former Tory Cabinet ministers Lord Forsyth and Lord Mackay of Clashfern; former Labour cabinet minister Lord Adonis; former Liberal leader Lord Steel of Aikwood; and former Master of the Rolls Lord Woolf. ‘OVERCROWDED’ They warn that the House of Lords is now overcrowded with members competing for seats in the chamber and office space outside. They say there is a “fractious atmosphere” with many peers frustrated at their inability to take part in debates and they warn that the rapid influx of new peers - particularly ex-MPs - has had a negative impact on the Lords’ non-partisan ethos and

David Cameron

courteous atmosphere. They are calling for an immediate moratorium on new appointments, a new cap so that the Lords never has more than 750 members, a new mechanism that would allow peers to retire, and fresh curbs on the power of a prime minister to appoint so many peers in the first place. “Peers are faced with working in overcrowded conditions, with limited access to computers and telephones, and little or no space for staff,” the Constitution Unit report said. “This is far from conducive to effective working.” “Many more peers are seeking to contribute to debates, ask questions, and become members of committees. This has created a more fractious atmosphere in the chamber, and growing frustration amongst members who cannot contribute

effectively.” The only prime minister who came close to the rate of ennoblement seen over the past year was Tony Blair, who created 70 peers in his first year of office in 1997-98. ‘CHANGED BEHAVIOUR’ The report said the arrival of so many new peers in such a short space of time had had a “negative impact” upon the culture of the upper chamber. “In the past, members of the House of Lords have been added only gradually, and become socialised in the chamber’s practices and conventions,” it noted. “Most obviously, the chamber is known for having a non-partisan ethos, and a courteous atmosphere. “It has been widely noted - in the media as well as within Parliament itself - that the influx of a large number of new members, including many former MPs, has resulted in changed behaviour. “The House of Lords’ effective functioning has already been compromised by the recent rapid rise in membership, in ways which are damaging its effectiveness. Any further increase in size could fundamentally undermine the chamber’s ability to do its job.” A committee chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is expected to publish a draft bill on proposed reform of the Lords in the next few months but any changes agreed are unlikely to come into effect for some time. The coalition government is committed to reducing the size of the House of Commons from 650 to 600 MPs at the next election. (BBC)

A WOMAN in the US is accused of cutting an unborn baby out of another woman’s abdomen after killing her. Kentucky State police investigators said that the woman, 33 year old, Kathy Michelle Coy, tricked the now deceased Jamie Stice into thinking that they were going to shop for baby supplies; instead the police informed the court that the accused used a stun gun to subdue the mother-to-be

before attacking and killing her with a drywall knife. A detective testified at the Warren County District Court on Tuesday that Coy took the baby to a friend’s house after she cut the woman’s throat and wrists. Luckily the friend called an ambulance and the child was saved. The baby, whose sex was not disclosed, is said to be in a good condition with his father.

Three hurt after Houston boy, 6, brings gun to school THREE YOUNG children in the US state of Texas have been injured after a gun brought to school by a six-yearold boy accidentally discharged. The gun went off after falling from the boy’s pocket, and three children were injured by fragments, police officials in the city of Houston said. The children were taken on stretchers from Ross Elementary School. Their injuries were not lifethreatening. Police said the child who brought the gun was among the injured. The accident occurred in the school cafeteria about 1100 local time (1500 GMT). Two six-year-old boys, including the one who brought in the gun, and

a five-year-old girl were injured, all in the feet. “Either some type of chips off the floor, or it could be pieces of the round that discharged,” Houston Independent School District Assistant Police Chief Robert Mock said, describing the source of the injuries. “They had some cuts and stuff on their legs, they don’t appear to be life-threatening.” The children were sitting upright and appeared to be talking to emergency medical workers as they were brought from the school building, local television showed. After the incident, parents rushed to the school to pick up the children. (BBC)

Libya death toll ‘touches 10,000’ LIBYA’S OPPOSITION leaders have said that at least 10,000 people have died since the start of the conflict in February. Al Jazeera’s correspondent, Mike Hanna reporting from Benghazi, said: “Given the intensity of the conflict, it doesn’t come as a surprise. “We have focused on areas like Misurata, where the humanitarian crisis is well documented, however it is happening throughout Libya, the full extent of the crisis is not known and there is no real idea of (casualty) figures.” The United Nations says it has been guaranteed humanitarian access to Misurata, while Britain says it will fund efforts to evacuate thousands of stranded migrant workers by boat from the besieged port city. A Libyan official told Valerie Amos, the UN humanitarian chief, that Muammar Gaddafi’s

government was willing to set up “safe passage” out of the city, which remains partially in opposition hands after weeks of attacks by Gaddafi loyalists. Amos secured the deal through talks in Tripoli, apparently pledging to up the UN presence in the capital in return for humanitarian access in other Libyan cities. But she said that while she had received assurances the UN would be able to access the city, she received “no guarantees” of a cessation of hostilities “to enable people to move” or for supplies to be delivered. Witnesses said government forces continued to pound the area with rockets and artillery. Andrew Mitchell, the UK’s international development secretary, said meanwhile that the UK would provide £2m ($3.3m) in aid and work through the International

Organization for Migration (IOM) to charter a ship to get Egyptian and Bangladeshi workers out of Misurata. Mitchell’s comments came in New York, where he discussed the plan with UN agency chiefs. Speaking on the BBC, he said: “The position in Misurata, which has sharply deteriorated in the last few days, means that there are 5,000 poor migrant workers caught out on the quayside ... we’re going to move all of them out as soon as we can by sea.” Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull managed to reach Misurata aboard an aid ship and found a city living under the threat of bombardment and with growing shortages of food, water, fuel and electricity. At least 20 people died while queuing for bread when Grad rockets rained down on them, our

Rebel forces on the attack. (Tehrantimes.com)

correspondent said. Many residents have taken refuge in mosques and schools. “There is no safe place left here,” a woman from Sudan told Al Jazeera. Many black African migrants have been living in tents on the road outside the port awaiting rescue for weeks.

“Right now we don’t know what is going to happen. We are afraid we are going to die here,” Ghanaian Kusi Thomas said. Ahead of the planned British mission, almost 1,000 people were rescued from Misurata by ferry, but the IOM said that thousands more were awaiting rescue.

April 23 - 29, 2011

World News



Royal wedding: Middleton coat of arms unveiled

Violence erupted after presidential elections in Nigeria.

Violence after Nigerian elections ROUGHLY 17,000 people fled their homes in eight northern Nigerian states as violence erupted after presidential elections in Africa’s most populous nation, the Nigerian Red Cross said Tuesday. The agency reported deaths but could not give an exact number. It was treating 360 people who suffered injuries, said spokesman Andronicus Adeyemo. Incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, who was declared the winner Monday, appealed for unity as the breadth of the unrest sounded alarms for the government. “My brothers and sisters, we are all winners,” Jonathan said in a televised address. “In this context there is no victor and no vanquished. We have demonstrated, even in our diversity, the progress of Nigeria remains paramount for all.” Jonathan suspended Interior Minister Capt. Emmenuel Iheanacho on Tuesday, handing the portfolio to his labor minister. “For now, his continued manning of the ministry is not in the interest of the nation,” Jonathan said in a statement. Nigerians in the northern states rioted after it became apparent that Jonathan had won, charging that the elections had been rigged. Tuesday, the government deployed the military to restive areas as strict curfews helped maintain calm. But peace was tenuous, and another round of voting is coming up in a week. Nigeria’s elections, staggered over three weeks, conclude with the vote for governors April 26. Jonathan hails from a Christian and animist south that is rich with oil. On the streets of the northern, mainly Muslim cities, rioters shouted the name of former military ruler Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, the main opposition candidate. The results highlighted modern Nigeria’s deep

divide. Buhari’s office issued a statement Tuesday calling reports of burning of worship places a “sad, unfortunate and totally unwarranted development.” “I must say that this is a dastardly act (that) is not initiated by any of our supporters and therefore cannot be supported by our party,” said Buhari’s spokesman Yinka Odumakin. “I must emphasize that this is purely a political matter, and it should not in any way be turned into an ethnic, religious or regional one.” Nigeria’s credibility was riding on the elections after a 2007 vote that was condemned for rampant vote rigging, violence, theft of ballot boxes and intimidation. The election this year, though marred by violence and delays because of organizational failures, was considered an improvement. British Foreign Secretary William Hague hailed the vote as a “significant step forward” for Nigeria. However, only the ruling People’s Democratic Party has signed the results; representatives of the other parties refused to do so. The Civil Society Election Situation Room observers noted a number of irregularities, including underage voting in several states, intimidation and cases of thumbprints placed on ballots. The observers lashed out at the Independent Nigerian Election Council’s management of the election and said it had been “ineffective” in its oversight function. “The collation process seems to have been the weakest link in the election management process,” the Civil Society report said. “This state of affairs raised doubts about the authenticity of some of the figures arising from this process. Further, there were allegations that, in some cases, figures may have been doctored.” (CNN)

KATE MIDDLETON’S family has had a coat of arms designed, which will feature on a souvenir royal wedding programme. Her father Michael commissioned the heraldic design to mark his daughter’s marriage to Prince William on 29 April. It features three acorn sprigs, one for each of the Middletons’ children: an idea Miss Middleton suggested. Royal experts say the coat of arms - which cost £4,400 to make - marks the increased social status of her parents and her potential as a future Queen. Thomas Woodcock, Garter Principal King of Arms, from the College of Arms in the City of London, helped the Middletons with the design. He said the oak tree was a traditional symbol of England and a feature of west Berkshire, where the family have lived for 30 years. Mr Woodcock said the gold chevron in the centre of the coat of arms signified Miss Middleton’s mother, Carole, whose maiden name was Goldsmith. White chevronels - narrow chevrons above and below the gold chevron - symbolise peaks and mountains, and the Middleton family’s love of the Lake District and skiing. Mr Woodcock said: “It’s not compulsory, but as their daughter is marrying into the Royal Family she will have a need probably to use a coat of arms.” He said Miss Middleton could have been granted her own heraldic design but her father wanted the whole family to be able to use it. ELABORATE LOZENGE A version of the coat of arms, which

Thomas Woodcock, Garter Principal King of Arms, explains the Middleton coat of arms. (BBC)

can only be used by Kate or her sister Pippa as it denotes a Middleton spinster, will be printed on the back of the souvenir programme. Prince William’s will be on the front. Miss Middleton’s heraldic design features a tied ribbon to show she is an unmarried woman. Overall, it is designed like an elaborate lozenge rather than a shield, a shape reserved for men. She will be able to use the coat of arms up until her wedding day, after which it will be combined with that of Prince William. Mr Woodcock said: “With any new design of a coat of arms you have to make sure that the design is distinct not just in colour but in the linear appearance. “And, as there is a 16th Century coat of arms with a chevron between three sprigs of oak, we’ve made the differences - dividing the background colours.” MULTIMEDIA NUPTIALS Broadcast footage of the wedding will be streamed live on the royal YouTube channel, accompanied by a live blog

put together by staff at Clarence House and St James’s Palace. The commentary will provide historical information and links to previously unpublished photographs and video footage with live updates on social media sites such as facebook and twitter. This will be the first royal wedding with its own twitter hashtag: #rw2011. Members of the public have been invited to send their good wishes in the form of a video message to be shown in an online digital wedding book. 150,000 copies of the official souvenir programme booklet will go on sale on the day of the wedding. The booklet will be handed out along the processional route by a team of military cadets and Explorer Scouts. The cost will be £2, with proceeds to go to the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry. But it will also be available to download for free the day before the wedding from the official Royal Wedding website. (BBC)

Army promotes Prince Harry to captain BRITAIN’S PRINCE HARRY has been promoted to captain in the British army, St. James’ Palace announced Sunday. The 26-year-old prince, who is third in line to the throne, is now known as Capt. Harry Wales within the military. Harry, who graduated from Britain’s prestigious Sandhurst military academy in 2006, was also awarded an Apache Badge on Thursday after completing an eightmonth course to fly the helicopter without an instructor, the palace said. The course involved ground school training, day and night flying, and complex simulator training, the palace said. Harry also had to fly 14

sorties testing his ability to navigate in clouds and through complex and congested airspace. The course also included a threemonth night-flying phase and a twoweek mountain flying exercise in the French Alps. Harry now moves on to an eightmonth weapons-handling course so he can become a fully operational Army pilot, the palace said. He will be based at Wattisham Airfield in Suffolk, England, and is expected to have a portion of his training in the United States. Harry’s elder brother Prince William serves in the Royal Air Force as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot off the coast of Wales. (CNN)

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13. Parcel 60715/171 Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hill Providenciales the property comprises of .50 acres on which is constructed a single storey existing development comprising several rental units. Registered Proprietor Charles Albert Alexander Stubbs and Karalene Elizabeth Stubbs 14. Parcel 60505/85 Blue Hills & Stamers Run Providenciales, comprising of a two storey residential development, three bedroom, living room, kitchen and dining room. Registered Proprietor: Stephanie Ann Williams and Leon McDonald Williams 15. Parcel 60802/57 The Bight & Thomas Stubbs Providenciales, comprising of a two storey residential development with self contained apartments. The home comprises of three bedrooms, living room, kitchen and dining room. Registered Proprietor: Ruth Williams 16. Parcel 61113/88 Long Bay Hills Providenciales, comprising of a two storey residential development, three bedroom, living room, kitchen and dining room. Registered Proprietor: Terrance McLean Robinson and Loretta Rocal Robinson 17. Parcel 60502/186 Blue Hills & Stamers Run Providenciales, comprising of .28 acres of land on which a single storey building has been constructed comprising one bedroom, one bathroom, kitchen/ living area and a screened terrace. Registered Proprietor Barbara Jean Mills Hamilton

The auction will be held at the offices of Scotiabank (Turks and Caicos) Limited, Grace Bay Branch, Providenciales at 11:30 o’clock in the morning on Friday the 13th day of May 2011 A reserve price will be fixed on all parcels. A deposit of 10% is due immediately upon all accepted bids. Terms and Conditions of Sale by Auction are available by request from Scotiabank Collections Manager (649) 946-8034 or fax number (649) 946- 4409.

Part time work available - Please send resume and references to middlecaicos@tciway.tc for each position.

Restaurant Assistant

@@Need cheerful, friendly individual willing to work hard. @@$6/hr to start, afternoons from noon - 3 pm, 6 days /wk.

Office and Shop Assistant @@Need well organized and disciplined individual. @@$7/hr to start, $10/hr potential, 9am-12noon, 2 days/wk

Business Assistant

@@Must be highly computer literate @@$10 to start, $15/hr potential, 9am to noon x 2 days/wk. Middle Caicos Co-op Conch Bar, MIddle Caicos, Turks & Caicos Islands 1-649 -946-6132. Cell : 1-649-231-4884

April 23 - 29, 2011


Due to circumstances beyond our control...

ROTARY BINGO has moved to the

Cactus Bar & Grill

in the Bight across from Tropicana Doors open at 7:00 pm



Food and drinks available



Job Listings Services Auto sales real estate


Great Rate // ► $1 per word minimum 15 words ► $5 for additional graphic Fully furnished, ready to move in (3,000 sq feet) Ideal for a lawyer, accountant, doctor or architect Tel: 946-4664, 946-4894

for sale

Apartment for rent $850 per month One bedroom Richmond Hills Contact 946-4894

High quality decorative

curtain rails for sale 4 X 1.5m long plus 3 extendable rails 28-48 inches long Call 245 6620


Need Help Looking for that Perfect Apartment ?? Call 941-4100 or 2434921. We can assist in finding you Short or Long Term Rentals. Don’t see exactly what you’re looking to Rent. Contact us, we have others!!!

One Bedroom

Leeward Palms House 1 bath 1 bedroom Fully Furnished/ Washer & Dryer Asking Price $850 p/m

Wedding Gown for Sale Size 18W champagne & Beige wedding Dress. Worn once in good condition Asking $800.00. Call 241-2000


Professional Building For Rent

Good location, near NIB and Courts On Leeward Highway

April 23 - 29, 2011


Chalk Sound , Ocean View (Located Before Silly Creek Area) 1 bed 1.5 bath Fully Furnished/ Wrap around deck/ VerySpacious/Washer & Dryer Asking Price $1000 *********************** Royal Diamond Villa 1 bed 1 bath with Balcony Fully Furnished / Ready to Move-in Asking Price $1000 p/m *************************** The Venetian 1 bed 1 bath Fully Furnished/ Upstairs/ Downstairs unit/ Onsite Pool Asking Price: $1200 p/m **************************** GREAT DEAL !!!! Leeward Palms 1 bed 1 bath duplex Fully Furnished /Washer Asking Price $1300 p/m ALL Utilities Included !!! ****************************** Venetian Road Apartment 1 bed 1 bath Fully Furnished/Very Spacious Asking Price $1250 p/m

2 (1) Bedroom apartment in Richmond Hills

$700.00 per month

1 (3) Bedroom 2 bathroom apartment In Richmond Hills

$1,100.00 per month

1st and last month required Contact: 232-3508 or 231-3788

(Slightly Negotiable) **************************** GRACEBAY STEAL!!! Trade winds Condo Hotel, Gracebay 1 bed 1 bath Fully Furnished /Washer & Dryer/End Unit Facing Pool/ Asking Price $1200 p/m ************************** TWO BEDROOMS Chalk Sound, Water Front 2 Bed 2 Bath Fully Furnished REDUCED Asking Price $1700 p/m (Negotiable) ************************* Real Steal !!Leeward Palms 2 bedroom 2 baths Fully Furnished Asking Price $1100 p/m **************************** Chalk Sound, Ocean View (Located Before Silly Creek Area) 2 Bed 2 Bath Fully Furnished/Very Spacious/Wrap around Deck Asking Price $1650 p/m ****************************** Grace Bay Townhome -End Unit ( 3 minutes from IGA Gourmet) 2 bedrooms 2 ½ Bath/ Nicely Furnished/Screened Porch with Direct Pool Access Asking Price $ 2400 p/m Juba Sound Apartments Located in Lovely Living Environment!! 2 bed 2 bath Nicely Furnished Asking Price $1400 ************************** Grace Bay Condo Grandview 3rd Floor unit 3 bedroom 3 baths Nicely Furnished Call for More details !!! *************************** The Venetian 2 bedroom 2 bath Fully furnished / Fully Equipped Kitchen/Pool Asking Price $ 1800 p/m ************************** Sunview Town Homes, Grace Bay Road 2 Bed 2.5 Bath with Pool Asking Price $1,600/per month ************************* Long Bay Beach Front 2 bed 1 bath w/ Loft Fully Furnished/ Screened Deck facing Beach Asking $2000 p/m ***********************

Ocean Club Plaza, 2nd Floor Unit, Grace Bay 2 Bed 2.5 Bath, with Pool/Fully Equipped Kitchen Asking Price $2,000/per month ************************* Leeward Landings Townhome 2 bedroom 2 ½ bath Fully Furnished Asking Price $1600 ************************** Long Bay Apartments 2 bed 1 bath Fully Furnished/Washer & Dryer Asking Price $1200 p/m Three- Four Bedrooms ************************* MUST SEEE !!!! Beautiful Home Discovery Bay Canal Front Home 3 bedroom 2.5 bath Spacious Beautifully Furnished/ Fully Equipped kitchen /52” Plasma Televisions Asking Price $2300 p/m Negotiable ************************* Juba Sound Home 3 Bed 2.5 Bath Ocean View, Terrace, Asking Price $2200 REDUCED !! ************************* Low Cost Home, Blue Hills 3 Bed 2 Baths Furnished Central AC/ Washer & Dryer/Dishwasher Asking Price $1,350/per month ************************* Leeward Canal Front Home 4 bedrooms 3.5 baths Spacious/Nicely Furnished Asking Price $4000 p/m

ONE BEDROOM • Cooper Jack, Canal Front cottage, 1 bed, 1 bath, furnished, spectacular southern view, wrap around deck, small dock, loads of room, laundry area. Cistern water to manage cost. Asking $800 per month negotiable. • Richmond Hills apt. 1 Bed, 1 bath, washer/dryer, furnished, 2 available parking spots, landscaped. Centrally located Asking $1,000 per month TWO BEDROOM • Chalk Sound Water Front, 2 bed 2 bath, fully furnished with lots of space and storage. Asking $1,500 per month (negotiable) • Grace Bay Town Home, 2 bed 2.5 bath, 2 storey, fully furnished with washer and dryer, central a/c, screened porch and near to Grace Bay amenities. Asking $2,400 per month • Grace Bay, Sunview Town Homes, Two Storey, 2 bed 2.5 bath, Pool and BBQ area on site. Asking $1,600 per month (negotiable) • Longbay House with Loft (Minutes from the beach) 2 bedroom 2 baths Asking $1500 per month (slightly negotiable) THREE AND FOUR BEDROOM • Belglade Home, 3 bed 2 bath, nicely furnished, central a/c, washer and dryer. Asking $1,100 per month

946-4664 Fax: 946-4661

Email: tcnews@tciway.tc

Website: tcweeklynews.com

• Hawksbill Town Home, 3 bed 2.5 bath, nicely furnished, a/c, washer dryer, pool on site, parking spaces $2,200 per month • Leeward Home, Canal Front, Two Storey, Brand New, 4 bed 3.5 bath, Spacious and nicely furnished. Asking $4,000 per month. Contact us for possibly more options !!!! Office: 941-4100 Carolina 231-4461, Natishka 243-4921

vehicles for sale Mac Motors

New Vehicles with Factory Warranty; 2009 FIAT 500 Sport BZ 1.2 2Dr Auto (Bossa Nova White) *248033* - 29,700. 2009 FIAT Panda Dynamic 1.2 Auto (New Orleans Blue) *323248* - 22,900. 2009 FIAT Grande Punto 1.4 Auto (Ambient White) *466162* - 26,500. 2009 FIAT Bravo Dynamic 1.4 Auto (Steel Grey) *196447* - 35,500. 2008 Land Rover Discovery III SE TDV6 (Keswick) *469067* - 68,000. 2008 Dodge Caliber SXT Sport App. 2.0L (Surf Blue) *599952* - 27,000. 2009 Dodge Journey SXT FWD 3.5L (Silver Steel) *535698* - 37,000. 2009 Dodge Durango 4x2 SLT 4.7L V8 (Silver) *703733* - 40,000. 2009 Jeep Patriot Sport 4x2 (White) *186265* - 32,000. 2009 Dodge Dakota SLT 4x4 (Deep Water Blue) *765339* - 35,000.

Certified used vehicles;

2006 Jaguar X-Type Estate Manual Trans, 2.0L Diesel, AVALABLE FOR LEASE - 39,000. 2006 Land Rover Freelander TD4 Atacama Sand 22,500. 2007 Dodge Ram Mega Cab 5.7L V8 4x4 Hemi (Red) Very LOW MILES!!! - 41,000. 2008 Dodge Ram Sport 1500 5.7L V8 Hemi 4x2 (Sunburst) - 36,500

Mac Motors

FULLY FRANCHISED DEALER FOR LAND ROVER, JAGUAR, DODGE, JEEP, CHRYSLER & FIAT SALES / WARRANTY* / SERVICE / DIAGNOSTICS / BODY REPAIRS FREE First Service with New Vehicles Finance available for qualified buyers *Land Rover / Jaguar : 3 Years Factory Warranty *Dodge / Jeep / Chrysler : 2 Years Factory Warranty *Used : 3 Months Warranty on 'Certified Used Vehicle’

for sale 10m 2010 Torch is for sale for $950. The kite is in very good condition with only one small tear, which was repaired. Also selling 130cm Momentum for $400. It comes with new foot-pads and fins. The board has some scrapes on the

bottom. Contact 342-2941

services Earn money now. Sell Avon 346-1434 / 246-1434

The Flower Girl Bed and Bath Shop Bed and bath sets and Lingeries For more information, call us at 649-9464894 or 649-2313788, you may also e-mail us at flowergirlprovo@yahoo.com ******************************** We now accept Upholstery jobs. Have your cushions re-covered at excellent prices Drape fabrics are also in stock For more information, call us at 6499464894 or 649-2313788, you may also e-mail us at flowergirlprovo@ yahoo.com The Flower Girl Bouquets, Mix and Tropical Arrangements for all occasions Price ranges from $15.00 and up For more information and reservation, call us at 649-9464894 or 6492313788, You may also e-mail us at flowergirlprovo@yahoo.com *********************** Easter Baskets and Easter Dresses available For more information, call us at 649-9464894 or 6492313788, you may also e-mail us at flowergirlprovo@yahoo.com ********************** Cards for all occasions, Gift Sets for men and women Designer Vases on display. For more information, call us at 6499464894 or 649-2313788, you may also e-mail us at flowergirlprovo@ yahoo.com ************************ Fresh and Silk flower Arrangements available for centerpieces And decorations in all sizes ************************* Customized Gift Baskets for her and him…tell us what You want and we’ll do it for you! ************************* Decors and flowers for wedding from ceremony to Personal flowers and all through the reception ************************* Sympathy Wreath and Casket Sprays available in different sizes *************************** Inspirational Gift Items and baskets in different designs On display For more information, call us at 6499464894 or 649-2313788, you may also e-mail us at flowergirlprovo@yahoo.com

CREATIVE NAIL CARE Restaurant in Grace Bay is looking for an experienced


Is looking for a

Nail Technician To work 6 days per week.

Applicants must be able to understand and speak English Must be physically fit dependable and hardworking applicants should have at least 5 years experience, have knowledge of insecticides and how to care for tropical plants, trees and assorted herbs Wages between $6.00 -$9.00 per hour

Salary $1,500.00 per month plus commission.

All resumes/Cv’s, letters of reference along with a clean police record must be forwarded to fax: 649946-5368 Belongers only need apply Deadline for applications is April 15th, 2011



Contact 231-5170



PHONE: (649) 946-4664

Is looking for a

Labourer – $120.00 per week

Cashier Labourer – $150.00 per week

To work 6 days per week salary $8 per hour.

Contact 244-5211


Must be able to work 4 days per week.

Contact 347-7129



Interested persons can contact Jatana Williams @ 243-5732

Labourer To work 5 days per week. Contact 245-4750

Deadline for application is May 19th, 2011


Cove Construction has surplus equipment for sale following the successful completion of the airport extension contract



Contact: Ewart Chattell 941-5548 LAS BRISAS RESTAURANT




Is looking for a

To work 6 days per week including holidays and weekends. Salary $6.00 per hour.

Contact 946-5306



Is looking to fill the following positions:

Needed to work from 9am – 5pm. Salary $5.00 per hour.

FAX: (649) 946-4661






April 23 - 29, 2011

Is in need of a

Worker To work 6 days

per week. Salary $5.00 per hour. Contact 946-8550 6914


PHONE: (649) 946-4664

FAX: (649) 946-4661


• Provide administrative support to the QC Engineer and Director of the company. • Duties Include: • General clerical and construction inspection based work • The candidate must have an extensive knowledge of asphalt, soil and concrete standards per Canadian (CSA), US (AASHTO) and British (BRE) test methods for proper liaising, reporting and analysis. • Person must be computer literate, experience in producing general arrangement and must be a team player with the ability to work late hours, work alone and meet deadlines Salary commensurate based on qualification and experience Please email CV to atolleson@tollesonltd.com or call 649-941-3324 between the hours of 8:30am until 5:00pm or submit to The Labour Office, Providenciales



VACANCIES Applications are invited from Belongers and Naturalized citizens of the Turks and Caicos Islands to fill the post of Police Constable, in the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (RT&CIPF). Applicants must be between the ages of 18-35 years old and must meet the following criteria: Possess a High School Diploma Be of good character Be able to work in a disciplined environment Be free of any criminal convictions (minor traffic offenses not included) Demonstrate a good command of the English language both written and oral

Applicants will be required to write an entrance examination. Those Applicants who are successful at the entrance examination will be invited to sit an interview, after which they will be sent a written correspondence indicating whether or not they were accepted to become Recruits of RT&CIPF. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a six (6) month training course at the RT&CIPF Training School in Grand Turk, TCI. During the initial recruitment, officers will be paid a basic salary of U.S $18,480 per annum. On successful completion at the Police Training School, pay will increase to US$19,368 per annum. A one year on the job probationary period is also required of all successful recruits. Salary will also continue to increase based on commendable appraisals. In addition to basic salary and a duty allowance of US $120.00, all Officers will receive the following allowances on a monthly basis:

For officers residing on the island of Grand Turk:

• Housing Allowance: 20% of their basic Salaries accommodations) • Island Allowance of $300.00

(if living outside of police

For Officers residing on the Islands of South Caicos, Middle Caicos and North Caicos:

• Housing Allowance: 20% of their Basic Salaries (if living outside of police accommodations) • Island Allowance of $130

For Officers residing on the Islands of Providenciales:

• Housing allowance: 20% of their Basic Salaries (if single and living outside of police accommodations) • Housing allowance: $750 (if married and living outside of Police accommodations) • Island allowance of $200 Upon successful completion of training, candidates will be expected to work on pensionable terms on any of the islands within the Turks and Caicos jurisdiction. Interested persons may submit their cover letters together with a resume via fax to:

649 946 2378 or 649 946 2099. Letters should addressed to: Ms. Juliet Arthur Human Resource Manager Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force Police Headquarters Church Folly, Grand Turk juliet.arthur@tcipolice.tc Deadline for applications would be: Tuesday May 3rd, 2011.

Is looking for a


Labourer To do general cleaning around the property Must be able to work weekends and holidays. Salary $5.50 per hour. Only Belongers with previous experience need apply.

To work 5 days per week. Salary $250.00. Contact 342-9831 Deadline for applications May 19th, 2011

Please contact Rahul

Lakhani 649-946-4203



Is looking for the following persons on behalf of our clients: Security Centre, Paradise Entertainment, House of Miracles Apostolic Church, Spence Security, Kevin Ariza


2 Labourers – $5.00 per hour

2 Security Officers – $6.00 per hour

Carpenter – $7-$9 per hour


– $1,200 - $1,500 per month

If any questions please


Office Data Analyst

Is looking for a



• Must have experience in surveying work • Must be able to cut straight line in the bush • Must have a minimum of 50M per hour (400m) (1200) ft. per day • Must be able to mix and carry concrete in bucket over long distance Wages: $6.00 per hour

Fax: 649-941-7263 or cell: 232-1050


Is seeking the following position:




Tile Layers Is looking for 4

To work 4 days per week salary $7.00 per hour.

Contact 231-0308

contact 941-8283 ACRES OF DIAMONDS/ QUALITY SUPERMARKET Leeward Highway, Providenciales

DOMESTIC WORKER/LABOuRER/ TRUCK DRIVER Salary $5 & $7 per hour. Only Turks Islanders need to apply. Telephone: 941-7929/941-3112

Long Bay

Rental 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, Basic cable TV included. $600.00 per month



• • • • •

April 23 - 29, 2011



Contact 231-2414

April 23 - 29, 2011


PHONE: (649) 946-4664



FAX: (649) 946-4661

Been MEP Ltd. Requires a

Financial Controller @@Must have 10 years accounting experience in the construction industry. @@Salary negotiable depending on level of experience Please fax resumes to 941 7626

Labourer To work 5 days per week. Salary $5.00 per hour

contact 241-5693

VACANCIES Olympic Construction Ltd. is seeking applications for:

@@4 cabinet makers @@4 finish carpenters (with intermediary to advance level skills) In addition to specialized skills and at least 5 years experience in the various areas, each construction worker will be expected to: 1. Be able to read and understand architectural and engineering drawings as necessary to complete construction projects.

@@6 masons @@2 concrete finishes @@4 steel fixers

2. Have a working knowledge of the Turks and Caicos Building codes and regulations as it pertains to their trade. 3. Engage in other forms of labour that may be necessary for the completion of construction projects. 4. Handle some awkward and

repetitive manual tasks. 5. Arrive at the construction site as early as 6 a.m. to commence work. 6. Work flexible hours. 7. Provide two recent written trade references with their application. BELONGERS NEED ONLY APPLY

Interested persons may submit their resume via email to: info@olympic.tc or by fax (649) 946-1101 Mail or Deliver applications to: Olympic Construction Ltd. P.O. Box 205. Office Administration Waterloo Plaza, Waterloo Road, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Island Deadline: Friday, 30th April, 2011

Seven Stars Resort, Grace Bay

JOB OPPORTUNITY Is now recruiting for the following positions; suitably qualified Belongers who possess the requirements listed below are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates should possess luxury resort experience, be out-going and friendly, with a professional demeanor and must be fluent in English, be a team player with a strong work ethic, available for work on public holidays and weekends. Salaries are based on experience and qualifications. Working hours are flexible.


• 5 years service in unarmed combats – such as control & restraint techniques, crowd control, crowd dispersal and incident handling • Trained to protect and guard the key installations • Ability to communicate with fellow serviceman • First Aid training • Must be service driven with proven ability to complete multi-tasks under pressure Closing Date : April 28th, 2011 Suitable qualified candidates should apply in writing or send resume Monday – Friday 9am-5pm

Management Seven Stars Resort, P.O Box 603, Grace Bay Road, Providenciales Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies Email: recruitment@sevenstarsgracebay.com Website: www.sevenstarsgracebay.com Telephone: (649) 333 - 7731 Fax: (649) 941 - 8601

VACANCIES Graceway IGA Supermarket invites applications from suitable qualified individuals for the listed positions:

Wholesale Alcohol & Tobacco Account Representative Job Summary: Responsible for achieving sales, service and product distribution objectives of alcohol and tobacco to On-premise and Off-premise accounts within the assigned territory in Turks and Caicos. Also responsible for the compliance of Grace way, standards and policies in all areas impacted by sales, customer service and collections; through the Wholesale Division Required Skills and Qualifications • 3+ years outside sales experience - Beverage industry experience a plus • Knowledge of On- premises and Off-premise trade, sale & marketing of products in the beverage industry • Proven track record of meeting sales goals • Broad knowledge of wine and understanding of beer and liquor • Exceptional verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills • Excellent organizational and time-management skills • Self starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team • Flexibility to work some weekend and/or evening hours • Strong customer service skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships through attentive service and collections • Experience in the restaurant and / or beverage industry desired • Ability to lift 50 IBS repetitively • Must have own reliable vehicle with a valid Driver’s license and safe driving record • Must be computer friendly with working skill in Word, Excel and Outlook • Maintains professional relationships with vendors through promotional activities and sales calls. Salary rate will commensurate with experience and ranges from $25, 000- $30,000.00 per annum

Operations Manager • The Project Manager will provide leadership and direction in the implementation and completion of all Graceway IGA dba Kwatcha Trading Ltd Projects. • Maintaining all Building and Properties owned by the company. • Manages Projects status. • Meets with team members to assure delivery with time, scope and budget. • Drives project process from kick-off to project completion, • Employing project management and customer specific best practices for scope, Budget/ billing, and schedule. • Formal documentation of project and all internal/external communications • Performs role of liaison, problem solver, and facilitator between Graceway IGA and contractors. • Develop and foster business partnerships with external customers and other management personnel. • Perform other task assigned as necessary Qualifications: • Minimum of eight (6) years progressive experience in Project Management required or same experience in related field. • BSC (Hon) Business Administration Bachelors Degree with at least 12 month of industrial experience is a plus • Excellent oral, written communication, and presentation, and negotiation skills. • Ability to use various computer software programs, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Salary rate will commensurate with experience and ranges from $35,000.00 - $45,000.00 per annum

Deadline for submission of applicants is April 30th 2011 Submit to:

Edith Cox, Graceway IGA Supermarket main office complex or email: hr@gracewayiga.com Please Note: Only short-listed applicants will be contacted to attend interviews



PHONE: (649) 946-4664

April 23 - 29, 2011


Seeks to employ

Three Musicians @@ Applicants must be able to write, produce and perform own music, and work as part of a group. @@ Ideal candidates should have 3-4 years’ professional experience. @@ Please send CVs and demos to eustaceswann@hotmail.com, or call 333-1854


Call today to advertise OR EMAIL



LAND ROVER SPECIALIST DOMESTIC WORKER/CLEANERS DANCE TEACHER 1. Experience and knowledge of the following key tasks are essential: Parts-Procurement-Vendors-PersonnelFinance and Payroll functions Must have 10 years experience of Pastel Partner, including installation, custom design, maintenance, integration and troubleshooting on multi-user lan. 2. 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

FAX: (649) 946-4661

• BA/ BSC Degree or equivalent • Plus MBA, Computer Degree or equivalent • 10 years post qualification experience in real estate development • 10 years of international multi-unit property experience • Solid training in all areas of Accounting from A/P, A/R, General Ledger, Credit, Collections, Audit, Inventory Control, Budgeting, Costing • Advanced knowledge and skills in computer systems and report generating software • Thorough understanding of HOA contracts and contract management • Ability to design condo/hotel concept and take it through design phase, construction stage and through to opening launch

Duties include:

• Develop condo/hotel concepts oversee development and open property • Manage day to day operation of two real estate developments, including

accounting department and corporate property • Production and presentation of detailed financial reports including budgets, forecast monthly, quarterly and annual revenue streams • Closely monitor corporate performance and introduce changes or rationalize cost in order to achieve monthly, quarterly and annual budgets and forecasts • Actively involved in yield management and revenue enhancement • Introduce internal audits and controls • Construction monitoring and overseeing all aspects of opening of new developments • Accountable for all operational and financial management of developments and resorts • Create and maintain strong relationships and positive communications with stakeholder groups, owners, suppliers and community members Salary commensurate with experience $50K - $75K

Send CV and references to Del Mar Developments by email at delmardevelopments@ gmail.com suitable applicants will be contacted for an interview


Send your email to branditz@yahoo.com or call (649) 241-1228

SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION Equity Ltd., pursuant to the Registered Land Ordinance of the Turks and Caicos Islands, hereby gives notice that it will cause to be sold by public auction, the following properties: Property # 1: Titles 60812/29K1, 29K2, 29K3, 29K4 and 29K5, The Bight and Thomas Stubbs, Providenciales (The Seagate) This unique property located behind Coral Gardens on Penn’s Road is comprised of five (5) condominium units situated on 1.176 acres. There are two (2) buildings, one of which contains a cistern, basement and laundry plus 2-2 bedrooms, 2-1/2 bath condo with living, kitchen and dining areas, plus 2-1 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath condo with living, kitchen and dining areas. The second building has a 1 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath condo with living, kitchen and dining area. The site is fully landscaped and has a swimming pool. The condo units vary in area, from 768 sq. ft. to 1959 sq. ft. At the present time, all of the condo units are still owned by the Chargor, which has been operating the development strictly as a rental property. Registered Proprietor: MUSTANG INVESTMENTS LTD. Property # 2:

Title 60904/127, Leeward Going Through, Providenciales A 0.56 acre residential corner building lot in the prestigious Leeward area; close to canal and ocean front. All utilities available. Registered Proprietor: RUSSELL ALEXANDER GARLAND

Property # 3:

Title 60803/87, The Bight & Thomas Stubbs, Providenciales A 2.62 acre corner lot on the Lower Bight Road in the Bight, on which is located a small, unoccupied single storey building. Suitable for commercial development, all utilities available. Registered Proprietor: RUSSELL ALEXANDER GARLAND

The auction will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 6th, 2011 at the offices of Twa, Marcelin, Wolf, Chancery Court, 1276 Leeward Highway, Providenciales. For further details please contact Twa, Marcelin, Wolf at tmw@tmwlaw.tc – reference “Auctions – May 6/2011” or telephone (649) 946-4261.

All properties are sold as is.

KH Capital is seeking a qualified applicant to fill the following Job vacancy: -

PROJECT MANAGER Qualifications: -

• Bachelors Degree with emphasis in Geography, Architecture or Planning. • Minimum of eight (8) years progressive experience in Project Management required or same experience in related field. • At least four (4) years management or supervisory experience required. • Proven knowledge of TCIG Planning building code. • Excellent oral, written communication, and presentation, and negotiation skills. • Ability to use various computer software programs, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. • Architectural or Construction experience is a must

Duties & Responsibilities:-

• The Project Manager will provide leadership and direction in the implementation and completion of all KH Capital Ltd. Projects. • Maintaining all Building and Properties owned by the company. • Manages Projects status. • Meets with team members to assure delivery with time, scope and budget. • Drives project process from kick-off to project completion, • Employing project management and customer specific best practices for scope, Budget/billing, and schedule. • Formal documentation of project and all internal/external communications • Performs role of liason, problem solver, and facilitator between KH Capital Ltd., and contractors. • Develop and foster business partnerships with external customers and other management personnel. • Perform other task assigned as necessary Salary range: 50,000.00 - $70,000.00 pay commensurate with experience. Qualified applicants are kindly requested to send applications to:

Graceway IGA Supermarket main office complex or email: hr@gracewayiga.com

April 23 - 29, 2011


PHONE: (649) 946-4664




Live in

Domestic Worker


• For a house and guest house in Leeward. • The person will have to work from 8am until 6pm 6 days a week and also take care of 2 dogs. • Must be able to speak and write fluent English. 6864

Please contact Chloe at 232 4030

Salary $5.00 per hour. 6 days per week

Contact P. Stubbs # 241-2489

FAX: (649) 946-4661

Building Materials Ltd Wishes to hire persons for the following positions:


Job Requirements: The Receiving Officer holds a very key position in determining the continued success of the company. The Receiving Officer must think and work strategically at all times as complimentary and within the framework of the strategic goals set by the company through senior management. Having a tremendous grasp of the tactical measures required to successfully achieve set goals is also mandatory. The perspective must always be a healthy one that balances cost effectiveness within the scope of achieving best gross margins, inventory control and also new business opportunities that would take the form of innovative ordering and new department creation and developing. Must possess an A.A, BA Degree or equivalent in the related field. Salary - $2500.00 monthly


Job Requirements: Assistant Lead directly supervises Sales Associates in a specific department/s. The Assistant Lead is responsible for the day-to-day management of the store. Duties include supervisory functions such as personnel work, inventory monitoring, budget compliance, sales promotion and financial performance. Assistant Lead is also responsible for ensuring the highest level of customer service throughout the store. He / She is a role model and leader and must solve issues, make informed decisions and manage the workforce and time efficiently and effectively in order to achieve maximum results in the financial, operational processes and people areas. Must possess a BA Degree or equivalent in the related field. Salary - 2800.00 monthly

Vacancy Notice Ambulance Driver/Officer SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: An exciting opportunity awaits you in the Turks & Caicos Islands Government (TCIG) Service for the post of Ambulance Driver/ Officer. The incumbent in this position will be responsible for providing quality ambulance care and transport for the sick and injured, transferring patients between hospitals and clinics. He/She would be expected to respond quickly and efficiently to emergency calls within the community as well as transport patients with medical conditions from their homes to the hospital. The successful candidate must be able to communicate well with patients, other crew members, Police Department, Fire Service and Hospital staff as well as operate the ambulance with due regard for the ambulance crew and other drivers on the road. Other duties include performing appropriate clean up and disposal of contaminated items when necessary; and filling oxygen canisters as needed. The incumbent is also expected to perform any other related duties as may be required.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE The successful candidate must be twenty-one (21) years of age and hold a valid Driver’s License He/ She must also possess good experience in driving professionally. The ability to perform Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid will be a plus for the applicant. The incumbent must also be able to operate under due stress and render assistance to Ambulance Officers if needed. The candidate must be medically and physically fit.

REMUNERATION PACKAGE: SALARY: $7.65 per hour Applicant’s resume must include contact number, email address, two letters of reference and a police certificate which should be sent to the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Susan Malcolm, Office of the Public Service Management, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands. Fax (649) 946-1582. Extension: 10318 E-mail: recruitment@gov. tc


Sales Clerks, Sales Associates & Sales Persons & Cashier Applicants Must: Have At least 3 years experience or prior working knowledge of the related department. Must be a High School Graduate and Computer Literate. Must be Punctual & Responsible able to work on your own initiative Have a friendly temperament and be willing to go beyond the call of duty to make customers happy. Be able to write and speak English fluently (bi - multilingual is a plus) Be wiling to work flexible hours. Salary - $6.50 per hour.


Have at least 5 years experience driving and operating heavy equipment and trucks 2 tons or more Must possess a class B – H Turks and Caicos Islands Driver’s License. Be able to write and speak English fluently (bi - multilingual is a plus) Be wiling to work flexible hours. Must be Punctual & Responsible able to work on your own initiative? Be willing to work as a team member Salary - $9.00 per hour


Applicants Must: Be able to write and speak English fluently (bi - multilingual is a plus) Be wiling to work flexible hours. Be able to work with little or no supervision. Salary $6.00 per hour

IT Computer Consultant

Applicants Must: Have At least 6 years experience or prior working knowledge in the related field. Must be possess B.A. degree in IT or related field. Must be Consistent, Punctual & Responsible able to work on your own initiative? Be able to write and speak English fluently (bi - multilingual is a plus) Be wiling to work flexible hours. Be willing to work as a team member. Salary - $2400.00 per month


Applicants Must: Have At least 5 years experience or prior working knowledge in the related field. Must be Consistent, Punctual & Responsible able to work on your own initiative? Be able to write and speak English fluently (bi - multilingual is a plus) Be wiling to work flexible hours. Be willing to work as a team member. Salary - $6.00 per hour Applications for all positions will be accepted from belongers only.

Customs Broker Associate – Grand Turk

Applicants Must: Have At least 5 years experience or prior working knowledge in the related field. Must be Consistent, Punctual & Responsible able to work on your own initiative? Must be responsible and knowledgeable of all Customs related tariff codes Be wiling to work flexible hours and meet required deadlines. Be willing to work as a team member. Salary - $6.00 per hour

IT Computer Consultant


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Applicants Must: Have At least 6 years experience or prior working knowledge in the related field. Must be possess B.A. degree or equivalent experience in IT or related field. Must be Consistent, Punctual & Responsible able to work on your own initiative? Be able to write and speak English fluently (bi - multilingual is a plus) Be wiling to work flexible hours. Be willing to work as a team member. Salary - $2400.00 per month Submit Resumes to or collect applications at:

Building Materials Ltd., The Human Resource Department Email: hr@doitcenterprovo.com


FAX: (649) 946-4661


Gil’s Island Craft

Is looking for a


Worker To work 5 days





• Must be willing to work six (6) days per week • Must be trustworthy and reliable Salary $6.00 per hour Hours are from 8:00am – 5:00pm some extra hours may be required

@@Must be willing to work six days per week and extra hours if needed @@Must be honest, reliable and proficient @@To perform assigned duties as needed @@$5.50 per hour






Contact: Serge Tuyssuzian at telephone/fax: 941-3637



per week. Salary $250.00 per week. Contact 242-0420



JOB OPPORTUNITIES Seeking qualified individual for the following jobs:

Property Manager

Requirements: • Bachelor degree in structural engineering/architecture • Strong computer skills in using Archicad 12, Photoshop Office, QuickBooks • Fluent in Italian, English, German write and read • 10 years experience • Driving license


Contact 946-5333 or 432-0021

Applicant must be willing to work holidays and weekends. Salary is $6.00 per hour.

The Somerset on Grace Bay is seeking Labour Clearance for the position 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. All positions require a flexible schedule which includes holidays, weekends and evenings, and extended hours on occasion. Salaries are based on experience and qualifications.

Interested persons should contact: 649-941-5000

Maintenance Technician

Skilled technician needed to perform routine maintenance tasks throughout the resort facilities. Must be knowledgeable in electrical, plumbing, cooling and/or general carpentry. Previous maintenance experience or formal certification/training is required. Must be organized and capable of handling multiple tasks simultaneously.

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To work 6 days per week. salary $6.00 per hour. Must be willing to work long hours.

Requirements: • College Degree in medical assistance • Strong computers skills, Office, Internet • Fluent in Italian, read and write • 10 years experience

FRED HIGGS Is looking for a


Worker To work 5 days

per week. Salary $200.00 per week.

Contact 343-0592

Leeward Highway, Providenciales Telephone: 941-3112



Seeks a Captain with a current 500 Ton (ITC) license with full STCW-95 who is also a certified Divemaster or instructor. Must have substantial experience on vessels greater than 100 Ft and an impeccable safety record. Strong customer service background and fluency in spoken/written English is required. Previous live-aboard experience preferred.



Qualified Belonger candidates can complete an application form in person at The Somerset on Grace Bay or submit a Resume by e-mail at somersethr@thesomerset.com. Tel: 946-5900. Fax: 946-5839. The closing date for applications is April 30, 2011.



Medical Assistant

Contact 946-4186

Contact: Tate Forbes at 946-4472 between the hours of 9:00am – 4:00pm or email: gilley’scafe@tciway.tc




PHONE: (649) 946-4664

April 23 - 29, 2011



Salary Starts at $6.00 per hour. Only Turks Islanders need to apply

Explorer Ventures Liveaboard scuba vessel

Fax qualifications to 941-7450


RICHARD GIBBS Is looking for a


Labourer To do general cleaning and yard maintenance. Salary $5.00 per hour.

Contact 241-0550


Contact 241-4260


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


Plumber Is looking for a


Worker Contact 231-2555


Salary $5.00 per hour. Must be able to work weekends and holidays.

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

contact 231-3696

Dive Instructor

Explorer Ventures Live-aboard Seeks an experienced Englishspeaking, active teaching status SCUBA instructor with several specialties including EANx and a strong customer service background. PADI/SDI preferred. Candidates must have STCW95 Basic safety certification. Previous live-aboard/remote resort experience and the ability to speak additional languages preferred.

Is looking for a

MERVIN FORBES Providenciales Telephone: 332 - 1151

Contact 946-4732

To work 2 days per week. Salary $8.00 per hour. Contact 241-0386

To play in a Church. Must be able to work 3 days a week and as needed. Salary $200 per week.

Contact 247-5841


RICHARD GIBBS Is looking for a

UCP, a not for profit institution is seeking a dynamic professional to fill the full time position of


The successful candidate will be a creative, experienced professional with a proven track record, who will work with faculty, deans, staff, administration, board members, students, donors, and affiliates. This individual will be a capable manager who will lead a committed, talented staff. A Masters degree preferred, with at least four years, in a managerial capacity of higher education, and non-profit. Salary is negotiable, and commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Is looking to fill the following position



Must be able to work 7 days per week salary $5.00 per hour

Contact 242-2130 T HOLDINGS LTD./ TREVOR MUSGROVE Seeks to employ a

NEEDED LABOURER Carpenter To work 6 days Salary $5.00 per hour. Only Turks Islanders need to apply.



Send letter of application, resume and references to ucprovo@gmail.com.


per week salary. $5.00 per hour

Is looking for a


Fax qualifications to 941-7450



ALCIDE CASTAN Is looking for a


FAX: (649) 946-4661


To do maintenance and carpentry must be able to work Monday thru Friday 7am-4pm salary $7.00 per hour.

Contact 332-4336


PHONE: (649) 946-4664



April 23 - 29, 2011


To work 5 days per week. Salary $5.00 per hour. Contact 241-4260


Island Elevators Ltd. Requires a fully qualified

Elevator Technician • Must have 15 years experience in the installation, maintenance and adjustment of commercial and residential elevators. • Wages/Salary ranging from $15.00 to $20.00 per hr depending on level of experience

Please fax resumes to 941 7626.

Lead Massage Therapist Applicant must have a minimum of 3 years hands-on experience in a 5-Star Resort and at least 3 years working as a therapist must be trained and CERTIFIED by an accredited school in ALL the following: Swedish, Hot Stone, Pre-Natal, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial, Reflexology. Also must be a certified Esthetician. Applicant must be able to work ALL weekends and public holidays and be available from 8am-8pm must have own vehicle and current, clean drivers license salary is commission based must have a GREAT customer skills and be upbeat and positive

Please send resume to: meryl@spatropique.com please do not apply to this ad unless you can meet all of the above requirements please contact us by May 6th, 2011



PHONE: (649) 946-4664


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AVAILABLE AT THESE STORES Providenciales Graceway IGA Supermarket ( Leeward Highway) 941-5000 Best 4 Less Liquor Store ( Grace Bay) 343-6433 Discovery Land ( Lower Bight Road) Grace Bay Pharmacy ( Neptune Plaza) 946-8242 Flamingo Pharmacy (Graceway Plaza) 941-4527 Island Pharmacy (Menzies Building) 946-4150 NHIP Pharmacy ( Lightbourn’s Plaza) 941-7790 Sunset Pharmacy Plus (Royal Palm Plaza) 941-3751 Seaview Provo (Rock Plaza) Northside Quick Stop (Blue Hills) Naeo’s Smart ( Five Cays Road) 941-3650 Pumpy’s Bar ( Five Cays Road) 242-8509 Grand Turk Dot’s Food Fair ( Pond Street)

April 23 - 29, 2011


J & J Supermarket ( West Road) Club Ranking ( West Road) Grace Bay Pharmacy ( Cee’s Plaza) Ruth’s Beauty Salon ( Backsalina) Bridging The Gap Professional Services (Moxey Folly) Faye Forbes ( Breezy Bay)

247-3577 247-3577 946-1266 946-2294 946-2899 241-2029

South Caicos Kisa Services (Stubbs Road) Sunset Café & Grill (Opposite Dock Landing) North Caicos T’s Grocery Store (Bottle Creek) Scorpio XIV Bar ( Kew) Charmaine Clarke (Sandy Point)

946-7284 241-7651 231-3919



Responsibilities: • Manage and develop reporting staff members • Monitor, measure, and report on operational issues, opportunities, development plans and achievements within agreed formats and time-scales • Contribute to the evaluation and development of operational strategy and performance reviews with the executive team • Identification of training needs and the development and delivery of training courses and workshops, develop the organization’s training function and ensure it supports the aims and objectives of the organization and service teams • Manage the accounting systems and produce financial forecasts for the executive team Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from a recognized University and/or • Minimum of 5 to 7 years experience in a management and staff development role within the automotive industry • Excellent command of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook also of QuickBooks and Rent Centric Software • For insurance reasons applicants must be 25 years of age or older with an accident free record • All candidates must submit a police record with their applications


Responsibilities • Build and maintain computer network, phone networks and security networks • Maintaining computer networks must include the ability to network inter-office and external computer for the purpose of data transfer and sharing and to design custom systems and applications • Manage and supervise computer technology department and provide strategies for the adoption of future technologies to enhance cost effectiveness and operational efficiencies Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from a recognized University and/or • Minimum of 2 to 5 years experience in activities related to those listed above • Excellent command of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook also QuickBooks accounting software • For insurance reasons applicant must be 25 years of age or older with an accident free record • All candidates must submit a police record with their application


Responsibilities: • Operate a variety of vehicle detailing technologies including professional upholstery equipment and speed buffers • Ability to work Sunday’s and holidays Qualifications: • For insurance reasons applicants must be 25 years of age or older with an accident free record • All candidates must submit a police record with their application


Responsibilities: • Run all night audit reports and present to General Manager • Contribute to the evaluation and development of operational strategy, financial controls, and performance reviews with the executive team • Monitor financial spending and audit all business units within the firm • Assist the Operations Manager in the identification of training needs and the development and delivery of training courses and workshops • Other accounting duties to be determined by the General Manager Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University • Minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in the automotive industry related to the above description of responsibilities • Excellent command of QuickBooks Accounting Software • Excellent command of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook • For insurance reasons applicants must be 25 years of age or older with an accident free record

All candidates must submit a police record with their application Email: branditz@yahoo.com BELONGERS PREFERRED

FAX: (649) 946-4661

Notice Regulation 7 of the Physical Planning (Development Permission) Regulations, 1990 An Application, (NC: 1001)*, BY (PAUL BERESFORD)* for the development of (GAS STATION), has been submitted to the Department of Planning for Consideration of Development Permission on Parcels (51000/21)*, (BOTTLE CREEK NORTH)* on (NORTH CAICOS)* Anyone wishing to make representation(s) may do so in writing to the Director of Planning, South Base, Grand Turks or through the Department of Planning, Downtown, Town Center Mall, Providenciales, within twenty-eight (28) day of publication of this Notice. Date Notice Received by Respectfully,





Josefa Altagracia Alcantara Victoriano West Road Grand Turk Turks and Caicos Islands

A Petition for Divorce has been filed against you. If within 28 days you have not communicated with the Court’s Office at Pond Street, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands in this matter, the court may hear the case without further notice. Dated this 19th day of November 2010 ---------------------------------BENSON LEON HARVEY REGISTRAR

Is looking for a

Domestic Worker To work 6 days per week. Salary $5.00 per hour.

Contact 946-5199

April 23 - 29, 2011


PHONE: (649) 946-4664




at the National Health Insurance Board





Full-time days and nights to wash pots and dishes general cleaning and some preparation work salary $6.00 per hour.

Wards Consultancy On behalf of our clients Mama’s Kitchen, Yoshis Restaurant, Coyaba – Taun Restaurant, Bridge Benjamin is looking to fill the following positions:-

Kitchen Helper

– to work 6 days per week salary $5.00 per hour


CONTACT 941-7700


– to work 5 days per week salary $6.00 per hour



The duties and responsibilities of the position of the CEO are equally important and critical to the success of the organization. The percentages listed following each primary responsibility do not reflect importance, but the approximate percentage of time expected to be devoted to the responsibility: 1) Provides strategic and operational leadership and direction for the organization (10%) 2) Directly, and through subordinate management, manages the activities of the staff of the organization (30%) 3) Maintains an effective relationship with the Board of Directors (10%) 4) Ensures that the organization is structured to maximize its ability to deliver its services (10%) 5) Develops and maintains strategic and operational relationships at the national and local levels that will benefit the organization and support its mission (40%)


1) Advanced reading and writing skills, verbal and written communications skills, knowledge of management, finance and other general knowledge typically acquired through completion of a Masters Degree programme. 2) High level of expertise in all facets of social security and community health insurance systems, including laws and regulations, standards and protocols, organization and management techniques and other industry knowledge and skills typically acquired through a combination of formal training and practical experience. 3) Ability to communicate effectively with practitioners and understand how to reconcile the needs of the practitioners with the financial prerogatives and business processes of the organization. 4) Knowledge of accounting and financial analysis practices sufficient to understand financial reports and the impact of financial performance on the organization’s operations. 5) Computer skills including the ability to prepare correspondence and reports in Microsoft Word, and summarize and report data in Excel spreadsheets. 1) Demonstrates a high level of leadership skill and dedication, and the ability to motivate individuals and groups to act in the best interests of contributors and the organization. 2) Demonstrates an appreciation and respect for the cultural diversity of the contributors and service partners of the National Health Insurance Board. 3) Demonstrates an appreciation for small island settings and the challenges it brings in providing health insurance. 4) High level of ability to balance multiple and diverse projects of great significance, prioritize work and manage time for others. 5) Ability to establish and manage internal project budgets, timelines and Board of Directors expectations. 6) Demonstrates critical thinking and sound judgment in making decisions that impact the organization. 7) Fosters positive interactions among employees; acts as an example for others 8) Demonstrates high level professional image, maturity, self-confidence and positive attitude; acts as a model for others. 9) Demonstrates an appreciation of the challenges associated with a mixed health economy embracing inter-island and international insurance and re-insurance regimes, covering South Florida, the Caribbean and the UK.

– to work 6 days per week salary $5.00 per hour


The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for the overall leadership and management of The National Health Insurance Plan, ensuring the implementation of the mission of the organization and the strategic and operational plans approved by the Board of Directors.


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Chief Executive Officer


Contact 241-2866

FAX: (649) 946-4661

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of


Call: 941-3044



1) Articulate in speech; communicates in a clear, fact-based manner. 2) Writes clearly, concisely and correctly when presenting findings in reports and correspondence. 3) Effectively and concisely communicates complex information. 4) Communicates effectively with external audiences, including media outlets and public policy makers. 5) Motivates management and employees to improve the organization’s processes and performance.


Applicant must be willing to travel at short notice using all forms of public transportation. Preference will be given to Belongers with the required qualifications and experience. Submissions to be lodged by close of business on Friday 6th May 2010

Salary range $ 100,000 to $ 130,000 per annum All resumes should be sent to Mr. John T. Smith, Chairman National Health Insurance Board Aviation House, Providenciales Email: johntsmith@tciairports.com


Sports International


TCIFA Provo Junior School’s Football:

30 teams compete THE WINNER of the Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association Junior School’s Football tournament was the game in Providenciales as 30 teams from 12 schools took to the field. An astonishing amount, almost 400 talented and enthusiastic young footballers, attempted to bring glory to their schools. Whole Gospel, Wesley Methodist, Provo Christian and Shining Stars all made their competitive debuts with impressive performances. The TCIFA had made a concerted effort to develop the sport at all schools, especially to those that have never had football programmes or teams before. The association pointed out that it is pleased to see that the sport is now flourishing at these institutions. There were four categories of competition: 11-and-Under-Boys, 11-and-Under-Girls, 13-and-UnderBoys and the 13-and-Under-Girls. For the most part the games were all closely contested and schools that had dominated in the past like Enid Capron, now found themselves pushed hard by the various newcomers. The 11-and-Under Girl’s competition saw eight schools competing in two qualification groups. Whole Gospel surprised everyone by winning all three of their games before finally losing to Richmond Hill (2-1) in the semi-final. Sharika Been and Evnisha Saintverlu led the Whole Gospel team well, but it was goals by Daria Handfield and Synese Robinson that ensured Richmond Hill played in their first final. In the other qualification group Enid Capron won their three games to set up a semi-final against Oseta Jolly who they then defeated 1-0. The final which was played on Friday was a one-sided affair as Richmond Hill could not cope with the experience of the Enid Capron

players, many of which are members of the TCIFA Girl’s Centre of Excellence. The final ended up 7-1 with goals coming from Yarielca De La Cruz (3), Guerline Hall (2) and Caroline Padua (1). Daria Handfield scored a powerful free-kick to ensure Richmond Hill got on the score sheet. There were many impressive performances during the competition but Yarielca De La Crus (who scored six goals in total) was voted MVP. The most contested group was the 11-and-Under-Boys’ division as 10 teams competed in two groups of five with the top two teams from each group qualifying for the semifinals. Group ‘A’ was very evenly matched as Provo Christian secured two wins to finish in third place, narrowly missing out on a semifinal place to Enid Capron and group winners Provo Primary. Group B was won by Oseta Jolly courtesy of

their 2-1 win over Ianthe Pratt. In third place were new comers Wesley Methodist who did well in their first attempt at this level. The semi-finals were played on the same day as the finals and although the score-lines may suggest that the games were one sided that was not the case. Oseta Jolly defeated Enid Capron 4-1 who had many chances to score but were undone by some excellent defensive work on behalf of the Oseta Jolly players. In addition, the likes of Timothy Gill, Kevin Simon, William Sylvain, Marvin Joseph and Wilkinson Feneler were a constant threat going forward. Provo Primary beat Ianthe Pratt 2-0 in the other semi-final with goals from Livingston Ferdinand and O. Campbell. The final was eagerly anticipated with both teams blessed with talented players from the TCIFA Academies but it was Oseta Jolly who were to become champions with a well earned 3-0

victory. Gill, Simon and Feneler scored for Oseta and despite having several chances, Provo Primary could not get back in the game. MVP for the 11-and-Under group went to Livingston Ferdinand of Provo Primary who was the competitions’ top scorer with six goals. The 13-and-Under Girls’ Competition saw some high scoring and competitive games. Group ‘A’ proved a tight battle as Enid Capron finishing in first place on goal difference above Clement Howell after they tied their deciding game. Group ‘B’ saw three teams equalled on the same points only for Whole Gospel and the Collegiate to go through to the semi finals on goal difference. Whole Gospel had blown the Collegiate away in the first game with an impressive 3-0 win, with two long range shots finding the net from Jenny Fluerenvil. However, a hattrick from Raynin Lightbourne gave

April 23 - 29, 2011

– Enid Capron sweeps female divisions Shining Stars a 3-1 win over Whole Gospel in the second group game. This meant that the Collegiate would have needed to win by three clear goals to progress to the semi-finals at the expense of Shining Stars. Collegiate pressured from the start but appeared to be running out of time until some late goals from Sydney Lawson and Britney Bien-Aime gave them the 3-0 margin of victory they needed. In the semi-finals Enid Capron defeated the Collegiate 2-0 and the same score saw Clement Howell defeat Whole Gospel who again did well in their first attempt at this level. The final had the makings of being a closely fought affair but Enid Capron ran out 6-1 winners, despite falling 1-0 behind due to a Waldine Pierre penalty. Keyanna Thompson scored twice for Enid Capron, but not wanting to be outdone by her continued 


April 23 - 29, 2011

Sports National 30 teams ... continued 

younger sister (Yarielca) four goals from Yarileny De La Cruz ensured that it was a family clean sweep as she received the MVP award. The final competition proved to be the most evenly matched as BWIC defeated Enid Capron 2-1 in a tense and very evenly matched final. In the group stages the Collegiate and Clement Howell had finished level on points and Enid Capron finished ahead of Whole Gospel who had an impressive 2-1 win over Ianthe Pratt. BWIC won their semi-final 4-0 against a spirited Whole Gospel team, but the other semi-final went to a penalty shoot-out before Enid Capron edged out Clement Howell. The final was the most evenly contested of the day as The Collegiate claimed a 2-1 win over Enid Capron. Gabrielle Diotte-Joly scored both goals for BWIC and Jeff Beljour forced the ball home for Enid Capron. However, Lawrence Santage was voted MVP for the competition as his hard work and all-round play in defence and midfield had inspired the Collegiate team to their well earned victory. According to the TCIFA the event was successful on many levels. “Players were able to display their skills in a competitive environment and promote friendly rivalry between the schools on the island which will hopefully encourage the schools to set up their own leagues in

the near future. What was particularly encouraging was that the number of schools that competing had increased from six (2010) to 12.” This bodes well for the development of football in the Turks and Caicos Islands. General Secretary Mrs. Sonia BienAime was present for the event and was encouraged by what she saw and stated: “I am pleased that we have had, once again, a significant turnout of schools participating in what has proven to be another exciting schools competition. It was a pleasure to see the player’s passion to compete and the improvement of their tactical skills level, which is a clear indication that they are taking on board the training in our youth development programmes provided by our coaches and Technical Director.” TCIFA president Chris Bryan added: “There has been a huge increase in the number of schools taking part especially at primary school level. The standard of play and the enthusiasm at U-11 level in particular was very impressive. This is a reflection of the great work that all coaches are doing within the schools as well as within the TCIFA’s National Academies.” “Thanks to all the players, coaches, referees, teachers and parents who made this an excellent showcase for the young players in the country.”



Women’s Beach Soccer League:

Rivalry heats up at half-way stage THE TCIFA Women’s Beach Soccer League reached the halfway stage last weekend as Da Conch Shack Men’s Beach Soccer League:

Wins for Provo United and Stingray Strikers

THE DA CONCH Shack Men’s Beach Soccer League got underway with two very competitive games last weekend. In the opening game Provo United edged out Northern Star by a 7-4 margin. In a tight game United made the most of their chances to claim the first win of the league. Led by Dukens Dorisca and Syed Hassan (attack) and with the resolute defence of Michael Woodburn, Jaques Etienne and Michael Erskine Provo United produced an excellent team effort to claim a big win against one of the favourites to win the league. In the second game another 7-4 result went in favour of the Stingray Strikers against ConchShack Shockers. Rayan McKnight and Jean Guerrier scored twice for the Shockers but in the final period the Strikers managed to break away for the lead. A healthy blend of experience and youth paid dividends for the Strikers as they joined Provo United at the top of the table. MVP for the day was Syed Hassan of Provo United. The league continues on May 1st.

both the Beach Soccer Ballers and the Caribbean Predators claimed comfortable wins to strengthen their position at the top of the league. In the opening game the Ballers overcame a spirited performance from the All Star Shrimps by an 11-4 margin. Sarah Cenary top scored

with six, Patrice Senior four and Jessica Eugene one. Christina Hinds scored a hat-trick and Gillian Vernice added one goal but it was not enough to overcome the Ballers who have now won their last four games. In the second game the Caribbean Predators managed to come through a close

encounter to win 8-5 against the New Wave Warriors. Kadine Delphin scored five goals, Pekiera Brooks two and Arnell Taylor one to outscore the impressive five goal haul from Willandra Elliot. The league continues on May 1st. MVP for the day was Elliot of New Wave Warriors.

The girls’ academy is said to be one of the strongest in the TCIFA.

Around sixty compete in U-14 Girls’ Skills competition THE TCIFA U-14 Girls Providenciales Academy held a Skills competition last weekend. Around sixty players had their skills tested in the following categories: dribbling, shooting, ball control and running with the ball.

The top five players of the day were: Yarileny De La Cruz, Makalya Ellis, Shinaydine Pluviouse, Guerline Hall and Monae Gooden. The Girls’ Academy is one of the strongest in the association and many of the girls train in the U-14 Centre of Excellence and

a further ten players are training with the U-20 National team which will play against Cuba, Jamaica and St. Lucia in October 2011. Meanwhile the TCIFA academies will take a short Easter break and reconvene on Monday May 2nd.

Josh for Sports

Focus on Lawn Tennis BASICALLY, the primary skill required is ball sense. As a player this means you must learn not only to watch the ball as you are hitting it, but also, most importantly, to watch the ball as your opponent is hitting it. From what you see and the information you have gathered you must make a decision as to where it is likely to bounce. This may seem fairly simple; but the most difficult aspect is to respond to the information. This difficulty, as

expected affects mostly beginners who experience great difficulties in getting to the right place at the right time. Remember that you are dealing with a moving ball put back into your half of the court, by an opponent who intends to make it difficult as possible for you to return the ball back into his half of the court. It is all about cues and responses. Tennis demands a high developed ball sense; you must be able to respond to the speed, flight, direction and the bounce of the ball. Concentration and

By Joshua Gardiner

alertness will help you anticipate your opponent’s play, and your positioning on court is also important. Tennis is two and one flight game; the ball has two flights when forehand and backhand ground strokes are played and one when the ball is volleyed and smashed. HITTING AREA/CONTACT POINT The next basic skill is the ability to apply ball sense to develop a sound and regular method of hitting the ball

through correct positioning. In order to do this successfully, each type of stroke should be played using the same movement pattern. This assures that the ball appears in the same place in relation to the body each and every time. By establishing this hitting area of contact point, the player is able to realize a consistent method, and if that contact point is regularly maintained, it becomes simpler to adjust the direction and control of the shot.



April 23 - 29, 2011

Sports National

THE 2011 TCI national cricket team did fairly well in Suriname.

Garvin Bruno receives the best batsman award.

ICC Americas Division II Championships:

Bruno ends with most runs – As TCI finish fourth TURKS and Caicos Islands’ Cricket team did well in the ICC Americas Division II Championships last week after walking away with a fourth place finish. Along with a better placement than the Bahamas and Brazil respectively, the islands’ cricketers had another reason to be happy since newcomer Garvin Bruno walked away with the most runs award. TCI only missed out on the championship game because of a weaker net run rate than Belize and eventual second place finishers Panama. Home team Suriname claimed the top spot and advanced to ICC Americas Division I. Bruno’s achievement was noted,

but skipper Rohan Ash also proved his consistency after taking seven wickets and totalling 100 runs. Ash’s performance was the best by a captain at the tournament. Damien St. Ange who came up big in the games against Belize and Brazil finished with six wickets in two matches and 61 runs while Howard Dickenson nabbed five wickets. Bruno, who also did some damage with the ball, was above par with the bat after he amassed 165 runs, 25 more than the second placed finisher from Belize. The Police’s skipper played a good innings of 88 not out in the second game of the tournament

against Panama in a losing cause and 49 against Brazil. “Well batting wise I believed in myself and knew I was in good form since I scored 130 not out and 56 in two 25-over trial games prior to the competition,” Bruno said. In relation to the conditions and

bowling at the championships he added: “I knew it was going to be a bit tougher, but also knew that if I applied myself I could get some runs.” The first PCA Twenty20 century maker in Providenciales was disappointed that he fell short in

Suriname. “My knock of 88 not out against Panama was one of my favourite international scores.” TCI lost to the home team Suriname and Panama, but recorded victories against the Bahamas, Belize and Brazil.

Americas Div II Points table Team






























437 75




546 75.9




595 89.3










564 83










548 84.1










416 81



Warriors riot Storm in rugby opener THE STRENGTH of the Warrior’s attack proved to be too much as they overwhelmed the Storm in the first week of the TCIRFU Junior Rugby Summer Season. The Warriors got off to a strong start with Demitrius Hall taking the game to the Storm. Hall managed to get past the Storm’s defensive line and passed the ball to Eddeson Johnson, who having spun past LJ Outten, appeared to have only the try line within his sights, but Preston Burant had other ideas and stopped him just before his target. Quick passing by D’Angelo Hall found Franco Mompremier who scored in the corner. The Warriors refused to let the Storm off the hook and were soon

back in their half. Mompremier threw a long pass to Johnson who wasn’t going to be caught twice and gave the Warriors a two try lead. Having been on the receiving end of two tries the Storm upped their game. Oscar Talbot ran a switch with Joshua Swann who having put the Warriors on the back foot found Burant, who crossed the Warriors’ line for his first try of the day. With the Storm threatening to turn the score on its head the Warriors refused to give up possession and wouldn’t give the Storm the opportunity to play. Demitrius Hall ran at Swann, offloading before contact and finding Mompremier

who took the ball at pace and was not to be caught. With a two-try lead the Warriors ended the game on a high. Having practiced two on ones in training Johnson found himself running down the touchline with Mompremier in support and only Outten to beat. Having committed Outten to the tackle Johnson set up Mompremier for the final try of the day. Man of the match was awarded to Eddeson Johnson. The Junior Rugby Summer Season will be taking a break for Easter and will continue on Saturday April 30th from 10 am at the Meridian Trust Field at the Village at Grace Bay. New Players are welcomed. Contact pro@rugby.tc

Demitrius Hall had a good game for the Warriors

April 23 - 29, 2011



Williams headlines 16-member team to Carifta Games TCI WILL compete in this weekend’s Carifta Games and ace sprinter Delano Williams will lead the charge in Jamaica where he and a few other athletes, including last year’s medal winner Ifeanyi Otuonye, are based. Although Williams did a personal best in the 100M this year (10.51s) he will not run that event, instead his focus will be on the 200M; an event which propelled him into the TCI record books (20.73s) and the ISSA Champs title (21s) a few weeks ago. The teen, who is running in the U-20 category, will also compete in the 4X100m. Williams told the Weekly News that he and his coaching team decided against the 100M because they felt his “body was kind of overworked at Champs”. Otuonye, who won a silver medal at the high jump event last year, is not expected too much this time around. “I’m doing two individual events: the high jump and the long jump.

Personally I’m only looking forward to the long jump. I really don’t know if I would medal because this is my first year in the under-20 category, but I’m looking for a personal best in it and a new Turks and Caicos record.” Otuonye claimed the national long jump record after surging past Levard Missick’s jump of 7.10m with a leap of 7.15m at the Champs. Another national record holder, Domanique Missick is also in the line up. Missick broke his high jump record last month at the Gipson Relays in Jamaica and is looking for another personal best. The youngster equalled the world’s 1941 high jump record of 2.10M, but still has some work to do to pass the current record of 2.45M held by Javier Sotomayor of Cuba (since 1993). Along with the high jump and Williams’ 200M, the older boys should finish with a medal in the 4X100M. Williams and Otuonye,

Delano Williams is focusing on the 200M.

who have led their school Munro College in Jamaica to several wins this year in that event, would get support from Missick, Angelo Garland and Shyon Parker. The 16-member team will comprise of three females, including the best athlete at this year’s

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Secondary School Championships, Christina Hinds and four under-17 boys. The full team reads: U-17 Girls: Jatavia Howell (100m and 200m), Christina Hinds (pentathlon) and Dujuana Fulford (pentathlon); U-17 Boys: Junior Feli-Aimes (200m and

400m 4X 100m relay), Dewandre Smith (100m and 200m 4 X 100m relay), Javanio Fulford (100m and long jump 4 X 100m relay), Clifton Jean (800m and 1500m 4 X 100m relay); U-20 Boys: Delano Williams (200m and 4 X 100m), Shyon Parker (100m and 200m 4 X 100m), Angelo Germain (800m and 1500m and 4 X 400m), Deandro Toussaint (800m, 1500m, and 4 X 400m), Angelo Garland (110m hurdles, 4 X 100m and 4 X 400m), Ifeanyichukwu Otuonye (long jump, high jump, 4 X 100m and 4 X 400m), Dominique Missick (long jump and high jump and 4 X 100m), Kivarno Handfield (Heptathlon) and Anthony Clarke (Heptathlon). Officials include: Neroy Kennedy -President/ Team manager, Rita Gardiner- VIP TCAAA, Russell CoxTechnical Official, Ali Smith- Coach, Brenda Lightbourne- Assistant Coach and Rodney Cox from the National Sports Commission.



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