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Weekly News Volume 25 | No. 01 | January 8 - 14, 2011

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Turks and Caicos


the national newspaper of the turks and caicos islands


A commentator, a crusader and a confidant

Robert Hall Person of the Year 2010 PAGE 


Junkanoo 2011 another success

Passengers rescued as Haitian sloop sinks

MORE than 120 Haitian immigrants including 16 children were rescued after a sloop ... PAGE 


New Year’s Day fire destroys family home FIRE investigators said that the massive fire that destroyed the home of a family in Cooper ... PAGE 


The chilly air did not deter these young revellers from having a good time at Junkanoo 2011. PAGE 





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What will 2011 bring? THANK God we’ve come safely through another year, a year we’d like to forget. For the TCI 2010 has been a year filled with dashed hopes, broken dreams, political uncertainty and economic woes. And even as we breathe a collective sigh of relief that we have survived yet another nightmare, we step gingerly into the unknown of 2011. What will it hold for us, for the fragile future of the Turks and Caicos Islands? For the pessimist our future does not seem so bright, but for those who are true believers, we take comfort from the Book of Joshua (“Be strong and very courageous”). According to scripture Joshua crossed a tortuous desert and at least two rivers before he reached his Promised Land. And the popular songwriter, Johnny Bench, bragged in his popular 60s hit that he had only “One More River to Cross.” God alone knows how many more we have to cross before we reach our Promised Land. But even though at times it seems we are not progressing, and Pharaoh’s plan to take  us back to Egypt seems to be succeeding, our bugle call beckons us forward and quickens our step towards the national prize. In spite of many setbacks we’ve come a long way. It is said that true progress should not be measured by the distance ahead, but by the distance behind that has already been covered. So sometimes in the journey it is important to glance backwards in order to assess the progress you’ve made. And so as we cross the threshold into a new year, it is fitting to look back with thanksgiving over the past year and give God thanks for bringing us safely this far. We ought to be thankful that we have been spared the terrible events that have devastated so many countries around the world, and even right here in our own backyard. Last year nearly 3,000 people died from earthquakes in China, 670 were killed in Indonesia, 570 died in Chile and just next door to us the country of Haiti is still reeling from the deaths of more than 220,000 of its citizens as a result of a massive earthquake. We don’t have space here to talk about the thousands who have died, or are still suffering, from the ravages of hurricanes, floods, starvation and disease. When we compare our little problems here in the TCI with many places around the world, we really have nothing to complain about. We are blessed to be living in the ‘Beautiful by Nature’ Turks and Caicos Islands. We have built a good mousetrap here, and the world is still beating a path to our door. And if we may borrow a line from Shakespeare’s England: “This little world, preserved by nature for herself (is still) the envy of less happier lands.” And contrary to what our good friend and columnist John Hartley thinks, there is still a bright future for the TCI, long after the last Brit has left these shores. So as we pause to look backwards, let us not dwell on the past. We only glance backward for a point of reference, but we keep marching forward. In the future lies the Promised Land! Thanks for your support over the past 29 years. You have made this paper the most trusted and respected news source in the history of these Islands. We are happy to have served you all these years, and we look forward to serving you better in the future. We take opportunity now to wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

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Passengers rescued as Haitian sloop sinks MORE than 120 Haitian immigrants including 16 children were rescued after a sloop wrecked off West Caicos on Monday. Marine police were alerted after workers on the island spotted passengers who had managed to scramble to safety through the shallow water. The 122 people apprehended on Monday and Tuesday included 86 men, 20 women, 11 boys and five girls. A further four men who had made their way to Provo were picked up in Chalk Sound. All 126 people were taken to South Dock detention centre and have since been repatriated. The sighting of the vessel had sparked additional alarm coming just days after the Islands were placed on high alert for a potential outbreak of deadly cholera still ravaging neighbouring Hispaniola. Medics at Provo hospital were placed on high alert. Acting chief of medical services, Dr Dawn O’Sullivan, said staff had been

informed of the incident immediately by the Ministry of Health. “Initially we provided medical equipment to be used by the rescue team and then the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre was immediately put on full alert in readiness for a major influx of patients. “The hospital operates strict procedures in these situations and works closely with all other agencies such as immigration and the police. “It also has an emergency and disaster preparedness team made up of highly qualified personnel that meets regularly to review its polices and procedures. “The main concern following the discovery of this sloop was cholera. The disease is widespread in Haiti and we are doing all in our power to prevent an outbreak here in the TCI. “Fortunately nobody was suffering sickness, diarrhoea or any other symptoms related to cholera and instead the hospital’s ER department was called upon to treat just a handful

of people who had suffered lower limb injuries.” Dr O’Sullivan added: “Interhealth Canada is pleased that so few people required medical help and that those who did, weren’t seriously injured. “But what the alert did do was enable us to activate our emergency plan which proved both highly successful and efficient. It is vital that we are prepared for every eventuality and so from that point of view I was very pleased.” The TCI has seen a number of disasters involving Haitian sloops in recent years. In July 2009, marine police managed to save 120 refugees in another incident near West Caicos but scores more were feared dead. And in May 2007, more than 60 people perished after their rickety boat, overloaded with passengers, capsized in shark-infested waters during a night-time thunder storm. The tragedy was described as the worst the TCI has ever seen.

New Year’s Day fire

New Year’s Day fire destroys family home By Samantha Dash FIRE investigators said that the massive fire that destroyed the home of a family in Cooper Jack Road on New Year’s Day was probably caused by an electrical shortage. Community fire safety officer George Penn said that investigations are ongoing but having examined the site, he could not rule it out. The fire began sometime before 4pm and raged through the entire top flat of the home. A neighbour, Marc Keyser, was sitting on his balcony when he

noticed smoke rising from the roof of the two-storey house. His immediate reaction was to call 911 and report the unfortunate occurrence. He then hurried over to the house and realised that the building was on fire. Keyser climbed the stairs to see if anyone was at home and needed help. He smashed two windows in and called out but no one answered from inside the home. By this time, the fire had begun to blaze and it finally engulfed the top

flat in flames. Owner of the house Alicia Outten was not at home at the time but her dog, which was trapped inside the home, perished in the blaze. The fire service responded within a matter of minutes and luckily saved the bottom flat from any real damage. It took two fire trucks, one water tanker, 11 fire fighters and about three hours to fully contain the blaze, Penn said. Ms Outten was not on island at the time of the fire and her daughter was the only occupant of the house.

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A commentator, a crusader and a confidant Robert Hall – Person of the Year 2010

By Gemma Handy THREE times a week, radios in homes and offices, beauty parlours, bistros and bars are religiously tuned into the Expressions show live on RTC. Its host Robert Hall has become a household name in the TCI and beyond; loved for his compassion, his wit, his impartiality and a style that comprises just the right blend of candour and sympathy. Hall has a voice made for radio. When God dished out his talents, he blessed this unassuming fatherof-three with tones as rich and deep as an oboe, as smooth as treacle and with the melodiousness of a singer in a smoky 1920s jazz bar. Get him in front of a mic’ and he turns it up another notch. Anecdotes are punctuated with hearty guffaws, rhythmical annotations and his trademark belly laugh. It’s undoubtedly his big personality that has made this 59year-old former politician a star. From hauling the country’s main players over the coals to dispersing moral advice to desperate callers, barely a stone has been left unturned in a year which will go down in history as one of the TCI’s most pivotal. A commentator, an agony uncle and a voice of reason in a nation reeling from the axing of all elected representation, Hall is a welcome oasis of calm in a seemingly infinite ocean of turbulence. For these reasons we decided to name the media mogul, ex educator and legislator, from Bambarra, Middle Caicos, our Weekly News Person of the Year. The last 12 months have seen everyone from Governor Wetherell to constitution advisor Kate Sullivan, local politicians and regional leaders quizzed from his modest, blink-andyou’d-miss-it studio in Grand Turk’s Front Street. His magazine-style, two-hour show – which he fondly nicknames his “social ministry” – features news, analysis, public announcements, shout outs and reminiscences. Expressions has been running for two and a half years, evolving from its televised predecessor ‘Pressing Issues’ on the now defunct Channel


Hall credits his political background – three stints as a government Minister under the PNP – with his ability to take cognisance of the ongoing upheaval. “I am very conscious of our situation here, what has brought us to this point and what we need to do to get us beyond it. “At a time when there’s no elected representation and people don’t know who to turn to, sometimes I become their sounding board. “Believe you me, sometimes it’s overwhelming,” he imparts. “It brings me to tears. “I hear from people who are desperate, who can’t feed their kids, can’t get their salaries, can’t pay their bills, some even threatening to hurt themselves. “In a way I have to thank God for preparing me for this.” If Hall can’t provide a solution, he can, at the very least, offer encouragement and support. It’s his humanity that has seen his role develop well beyond that of the average chat show host. So much so that each morning he is greeted with a barrage of at least five telephone calls before he even hits the shower. Both on and off air, people seek him out for advice on relationship issues, employment disputes and immigration concerns to name a few. “I am humbled by it all,” he says simply. “I grew up in the church so I know what it is to serve. As with everything I do, I give it my all.” Many listeners will remember an incident late last year where a young Islander cleared of armed robbery was finding it impossible to convince anyone to hire him. Financial problems were exacerbated further by the man’s girlfriend not being paid her salary on time. Hall took on the man’s situation as a personal crusade. “I talked to him both on and off air. He was so angry he felt like killing people – for that, I scolded him severely. “Through some other listeners we assisted him and urged his girlfriend’s boss to pay her, which he did. “It became a beautiful story at the

“I just do what I love to do” – Robert Hall

end – although some of the scenes were not too nice.” And – like the true gent he is – Hall even invited the young man back on the programme to apologise for his rantings. Hall prides himself on being able to proffer a personal opinion in a non-partisan fashion, something that’s earned him wide respect. “People know I call a spade a spade.”

A Minister under Washington Misick’s watch, he was openly critical of Michael Misick’s shenanigans – who he refers to as Washington’s “unruly little brother”. “On one occasion I asked Michael on air why he didn’t resign. He called me up and said I couldn’t use the government radio station to tell him to resign,” Hall recalls with a chuckle. He has been similarly outspoken

against the PDM party and the interim administration too. “I am never angry with people, I just speak out on matters of national importance and I venture where many would not want to go.” The previous Government’s running of the country “left a whole lot to be desired”, he says frankly. “Coupled with the recession and the reluctance of the former Labour Government in the UK to provide assistance to the TCI in a timely manner, we ended up with the situation we have now. “I understand the difficulty the Governor faces; they don’t normally wear ministerial hats, now he is the Minister of everything.” It is the “bread and butter issues” he feels are being overlooked. “There needs to be a clear strategy. Simply saying we are open for business is not good enough. “Daily on the show I speak of the problems our youngsters have with getting their scholarship money, or of contractors not being paid. “Just saying the money is not there does not satisfy employees continued 

New year arrival at Provo hospital THERE was double joy for Charles and Angeline Etherard on New Year’s Day. The Provo couple celebrated the arrival of 2011 with a beautiful bouncing baby boy. Little Badson Etherard was born at the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre at 5.45pm, weighing in at a healthy 3.311kg. “I thank God,” said proud dad, Charles. “We have been blessed with a fantastic gift and it is very special that he was born on New Year’s Day. “Badson is our second child and we are so happy and proud. “It’s amazing that our son is the first baby born in this country this year and it’s something he will always be proud of.” Charles, who works in retail, was full of praise for the staff at the hospital’s maternity department, who presented the couple with a gift to mark the special occasion. He added: “The nurses and doctors have been wonderful and we would like to thank them

New Year’s Day bundle of joy for proud parents Charles and Angeline Etherard.

so much and wish them all a happy 2011. “They presented us with a baby set on behalf of Interhealth Canada and that was such a kind and appreciated gesture.” Interhealth Canada midwife, Shantal Gardiner, said Badson’s

arrival was both “natural and uncomplicated”. “Angeline had a very good pregnancy,” she added, “and the birth went exactly to plan. “Badson is a beautiful, healthy little boy and both he and mum are doing fine.”




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Planning boss accused of land flip By Gemma Handy FORMER planning boss Clyde Robinson is the second Islander under the microscope for apparently flipping Crown land – accused of arranging the sale of a Provo plot for a staggering 21 times the price he paid for it weeks earlier. Mr Robinson has been removed from office amid the drama as civil recovery investigations gather pace. He is said to have bought the Long Bay Hills site for the paltry sum of $70,000 in March 2007 – when he was Director of Planning – before agreeing to sell it to developers Wawa Co Ltd for $1.5m two months later. He allegedly transferred the site to his wife Susannah in June 2007 who transferred it to Wawa in September that year. The deal defied conditions that Mr Robinson would use the land for his main residence and that it was for the exclusive use of himself and his family, according to court documents.

Happy ending for trapped turtle SALT cay animal lovers put all hands to the pump to help rescue a trapped Hawksbill sea turtle. Resident Debbie Manos spotted the troubled creature in a pond on the tiny island and alerted the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR). Jewel Batchasingh, DECR deputy director, said the 200pound, four foot creature had probably lost its way. “I was able to advise Ms Manos on removing the turtle from the pond and releasing it in open sea while ensuring the turtle was not flipped over on its back,” she said. Ms Manos got fellow residents on board to move the turtle to the Tradewinds beach for safe release. Willing helpers included Richard Agraba, Enye Guerrier, Heather Floan, Paul Turner, Wiley and Santo Polanco. Ms Manos said: “We all felt so happy to see the turtle back where she belongs. The way she took off once she hit the water was exciting to see.”

Action has been launched in a bid to return more than $1.2m to public coffers – the amount the Government claims the Robinsons “unjustly enriched” themselves by – plus interest and costs. Proceedings have also been issued against Mrs Robinson. In addition to the claimed land flip – an illegal offence – the Government’s stance is that Mr Robinson owed a duty of “loyalty and fidelity” as planning chief, to act in the country’s best interests and not to put himself in a position where his personal interest conflicted with his responsibilities. Mr Robinson was transferred to his current position as under secretary for environment last June. He has been suspended indefinitely while the probe is underway. The Government says it is keeping an open mind regarding possible disciplinary action. Mr Robinson declined to comment while legal proceedings are active. The case is the latest set of proceedings issued by the civil recovery team which started its work at the end of 2009, following the Commission of Inquiry. It comes three months after similar action was launched against Middle Caicos pilot

Richardson Arthur. Arthur is accused of buying Crown land, also in Long Bay Hills, in January 2008 at a Belonger discounted rate of $50,000. Two months later he apparently sold the parcel to a developer for $1.35m – an illicit windfall gain of $1.3m. Last month, it was revealed that US timber tycoon Tim Blixseth was also at the centre of investigations for apparently swindling the TCI Government out of $1.75m in stamp duty. Attorneys are demanding almost $9m in unpaid levies and ensuing penalties for Blixseth’s sprawling nine-bedroom estate in Chalk Sound. Billionaire Blixseth has announced his intention to fight the case all the way. His Bostonbased lawyer recently claimed it was an “extortionate attempt” to extract money from the selfmade mogul, laying the blame instead on the “corrupt” former Government. Civil recovery proceedings are also underway against Salt Cay and Joe Grant Cay developers who are accused of bribing former Government Ministers in return for favours.

Top chefs set to serve up culinary delights By Paul Baker HAD enough of turkey and ham? If the answer is yes then you’re in for a culinary treat. From January 17 to 22, the TCI is playing host to the World Gourmet Affair, which promises to be a mouth-watering event. During those dates several of the country’s most exclusive resorts are bringing five internationally renowned chefs to show off their incredible skills. Diners are guaranteed the most artistic and delicious dishes, enjoyed in the splendid surroundings of resorts such as Amanyara, Gansevoort TCI, Grace Bay Club, Point Grace and Regent Palms. A spokesman for the event organisers explained: “The World Gourmet Affair is being hosted by the resorts on Providenciales for the first time this year. “Each resort will be featuring an international guest chef who will prepare a global five-course menu,

expertly paired with wines, beers, champagnes and other delightful beverages.” The evenings all begin at 7pm and feature the following chefs at the following venues: January 17 - Frenchman, Christian Vill at Regent Palms, January 18 Spaniard Jordi Pallas at Amanyara, January 19 - Spaniard Fernando Canales at the Point Grace Resort, January 20 Frenchman Bernard Guillas at the Gansevoort and January 21 - Belgian Eric Crutzen at the Grace Bay . The highlight of the event will be the gala dinner featuring signature dishes from all five chefs, to be held on January 22 at the Regent Palms. Tickets for each of the evening affairs are available through the resorts for $120 plus taxes, while gala dinner tickets are priced $195 plus taxes. Ticket availability is limited and reservations can be conveniently made online at www.tcigourmetaffair. com.

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screaming for salaries or the bank trying to repossess someone’s house. “I am convinced only an elected Government would change this all around. People have been very patient but I sense that is changing. The UK needs to let us know when elections will be held.” Life has not always been kind to Hall; no doubt that has given him an even greater empathy with the suffering of others. He lost his beloved first wife of 16 years, Muriel, to lupus. And his son Gairy in a car accident. He is now married to Maria with whom he has two daughters, Ruby and Robernique, aged 10 and six. He has another daughter, Jehan, from his first marriage. It was a 10-year stint in Jamaica where he attended high school and, later, became a teacher that sowed Hall’s first ideological seeds. “When I left Middle Caicos in 1966 at the age of 14 there was literally nothing there; no airport, no roads.” The journey was something of a feat in itself. “I had to take a sailboat from Middle to South,” he remembers. “Then the government motorboat, the ‘Seahorse’, to Grand Turk. From there I flew to Nassau and then I had to take another plane to Jamaica. “Arriving in Jamaica was like entering a different world. I wondered why Jamaica could have so much and we had nothing.” Returning to his homeland a qualified educator and brimming with ideas, Hall wrote to the then administrator of the Islands to inform him of his political aspirations. “He commended me on the decision to teach but said I should leave politics to those qualified. “I did not answer because I thought the answer might not be nice,” he smiles. “I tried to find him years later to see if he thought I was qualified yet.” Last year Hall considered reviving his political career announcing a bid for the PNP leadership. He later changed his mind, lending his support instead to then hopeful Carlos Simons. “TCI people know my abilities, they know I am a sincere, dedicated person but there’s that perception here that leaders have to be wealthy and I am not – at least not cash-wise. “They should understand that not having money does not equate to being dishonest but to battle those perceptions is rough. “For me it’s not about the position or name, it’s about what you can do to alleviate suffering and restore confidence and pride


in this country.” Son to the late Emmanuel Hall and Constance, who still lives in Middle Caicos, Hall’s aim has always been to be at the top of his game. “When I was a teacher I aimed to be the best, when I became a government Minister I was instrumental in building the largest school in the TCI – Clement Howell – at a time when the UK did not want to fund it.” It was through Hall’s concerted efforts as Education Minister in the 1980s that the common entrance exam was scrapped in favour of today’s egalitarian system which ensures a place for all high school age children. The shift to the ‘free flow’ policy meant every boy and girl in the country would now go to school at age 11, irrespective of geography or academic ability, for the first time. With health care also under his remit, it was Hall who pushed for the construction of the Myrtle Rigby Health Clinic to replace its crumbling Blue Hills predecessor. A lesser man’s reputation may have been clouded by events which led to him being declared unfit for office following the 1986 constitution suspension. Hall was accused of failing to hand over taped conversations about a plot to burn down municipal buildings to the authorities in a timely manner. His own explanation is that he gave the tapes in to both the Governor and Commissioner of Police a full fortnight before the blaze which ripped through Bascombe House on New Year’s Eve 1985. It was that inferno which prompted the Blom-Cooper inquiry. He later undertook a four-year stint as Minister of Works and Immigration from 1991 to 1995. Hall seems genuinely touched by the Person of the Year accolade. “I was taken quite by surprise,” he admits. “I just do what I love to do; it’s always nice when someone appreciates your efforts.” Today he ends his show with the achingly beautiful sounds of Jay Mitchell’s ‘Another Place and Time’. And as the TCI leaves 2010 behind and looks to the future, Jay croons how “he will never forget the lessons learned”, entreating listeners to “make up your mind whether you gonna be weak or gonna be strong”. “I decided a long time ago I would be strong,” Hall tells the microphone. The ballad seems a fitting tribute for a man whose voice has, for many, become synonymous with this critical juncture in time.

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Special delivery for Provo couple CHRISTMAS Day brought an extra special present for Jasmine Georges and Gregory Sampson. The Blue Hills couple received a tiny bundle of joy in the shape of a healthy baby boy. Little Jayden Sampson arrived on the big day at the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre in Provo, much to the delight of Jasmine. “He’s our first child and he is the most wonderful gift of them all,” said the hospitality worker. “Jayden wasn’t due until Boxing Day but he was determined to make an

appearance on Christmas Day and that’s exactly what he did. “He’s a beautiful, healthy little boy with lots of character and a lovely smile. Gregory and I are truly blessed.” Jayden, who was born at 2.32pm and weighed in at 3.060kgs, was delivered by caesarian section. Jasmine added: “I have to say the staff and facilities at the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre are fabulous. The nurses have taken care of my every need and everyone has been so kind and lovely. “The maternity ward is warm, friendly and extremely

comfortable and I would like to say a big thanks to all the doctors and nurses who have supported us.” With Jasmine and Gregory otherwise engaged on Christmas Day, the couple are now planning a late celebration at home. “Christmas Day was very magical and an occasion we will never forget,” said Jasmine. “But it did mean we missed out on Christmas dinner and so we hope to have a celebration at home for family and friends. “This time of year will always be extra special for us

now and we thank God for the birth of Jayden – a wonderful, wonderful gift.”

To celebrate their first ever Christmas Day birth, staff at Interhealth Canada presented

the proud parents with a layette packed full of goodies for little Jayden.

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

Prospects for 2011 IT IS normal in January for commentators to make brave predictions for the coming year. As for last year, we shall be equally foolish. Although the recovery and the avoidance of a catastrophic 1930s scale depression have shown that the models used by economists are pretty good, it is well to remember that nobody can predict the future, and models are just highly simplified representations of an appallingly complex reality. In the Turks and Caicos, we have kicked off with what I am told is a great tourist season. This probably reflects the much improved confidence in the USA as the threat of the dreaded double dip recession recedes. The Great Recession in the West, induced by the global financial crisis of 2008, is now well behind us. The most significant event in the TCI in 2011 will be the almost inevitable decision by HMG in London to step in and rescue the TCI from the fiscal catastrophe inherited from the last elected administration. HMG will see that a failure to deal with the fiscal catastrophe and the public debt burden of probably as much as $350m will certainly precipitate the collapse of the wider economy that we are gradually sliding towards. The crocodile jaws of overregulation, falling population, and collapsed inward investment on one side, and constitutional uncertainty on the other, mean that there will be no meaningful recovery in the construction industry for years. Therefore the revenue it provided to finance the other big element in the last bubble, public sector growth, has evaporated. There is no sign of HMG doing anything to stop the population falling, or to make the policy changes required to bring in

new talent and investment to boost the economy. Quite simple arithmetic shows that Mr Tapfer’s “doomsday machine” must continue its grisly work. The economy will shrink, tax revenues will fall, the fiscal crisis will worsen, and the cycle of decline would become worse and worse unless it is broken by radical and decisive action. As we have come to expect, as soon as the Minister, “Nemesis” Bellingham, speaks, everybody can see that he speaks nonsense. With the genuine public debt burden being practically three times recurring revenue, interest rates even higher than Ireland or Portugal, hypothecated taxes and a wrecked taxation system, it will take years to stabilise the Government’s finances. So the constitutional limbo will continue for years, and with that, investor uncertainty. The other big event will be the opening of direct flights to Europe. If the Government opens a “Blue Channel” to Europeans, this might well boost investment and help stop depopulation. But that is very unlikely while hostility continues to greet proposals for an expanded population. We may see a lengthening of the tourist season. That would raise tourist based taxes, and rents paid to condo owners abroad. But lengthening the season is unlikely to do much about unemployment. The existing tourist workforce, most of whom are expatriates, will simply have a longer season. Until more resort rooms are built, the resorts will not need more labour. Locally owned businesses, which did so well out of the construction boom and expatriate labour force, will have to continue to tighten their belts.

Proud mum Jasmine Georges with baby Jayden, born on Christmas Day.

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Big-hearted Euwonka spreads Christmas joy at hospital CHRISTMAS is a great day for traditions. Some families make a giant turkey, some roast chestnuts, while others tear open presents at the crack of dawn. Euwonka Selver too has a festive tradition that she upholds every year, without fail. The Provo mother-of-two spends every Christmas day morning handing out gifts to newborn babies at the hospital. And the reason for her generosity? “It goes back to my childhood,” Euwonka explains. “When I was about seven I spent Christmas in hospital in Grand Turk. “It was a horrible experience in terms of being away from my family and not one I would wish on anyone. “It was miserable, scary and very lonely. When you are a child you just don’t understand what’s happening to you. “I never want a child to feel the way I did that Christmas and so every year

I come into the hospital and give little gifts to every newborn baby. “That way, whatever their circumstances, they are guaranteed at least one present.” Euwonka handed out gifts at the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre where eight newborn baby girls and five boys spent their first Christmas. She added: “It’s something I do every year and have done for a very long time. But it’s still a good feeling after all these years. “It’s a small gesture on my part and I hope it helps brighten the lives of others. As a family it’s a very important tradition for us and it helps remind my children of just how lucky they are to have the wonderful lives they do.” Interhealth Canada’s Kathleen Bree said: “It’s never easy when people have to spend Christmas in hospital and so gestures like these are very welcome. “Euwonka’s kindness was much appreciated and it just shows what a caring community we have here in the TCI.”

Provo mum Euwonka Selver (second from left) brings festive cheer to patients.

Maltese dog found OWNERS of a small white female Maltese dog are being sought. The pup was found in Grace Bay near the Regent Village

just after Christmas. The owner is asked to call Euwonka Selver on 331 5524 with details of her collar to prove identification.


Well done Simeon

CONGRATULATIONS to Simeon Campbell for being on the Dean’s List for the fall semester. Simeon is pursuing his Bachelors degree in electrical and electronic engineering at New England Institute of Technology in Rhode Island. He will graduated in May 2011 with his electrical degree and in May 2012 with his electronic engineering degree. We are proud of you; keep up the good work! Congratulations from your loving friends and family in Providenciales and Grand Turk.

Send your special occasion to: Rebecca Bird, Weekly News, Cheshire House, Leeward Highway, PO Box 52, Providenciales or email to Free of Charge!

Entrants were invited to run, walk, push a baby stroller or even jog with their dog.

Runners raise thousands for children’s home PROVO Children’s Home received a boost to the tune of almost $6,000 thanks to big-hearted Islanders who took part in a charity fun run. The second annual event organised by Wrightfully Fit gym bosses saw people take to the streets for 5km and 10km dawn races on November 28. Gym owner John Wright and coorganisers Claire Parrish and Caren Castillo presented a cheque for $5,738 to the home which opened in 2009.

Entrants were invited to run, walk, push a baby stroller or even jog with their dog. The home’s young residents and caregivers were on hand to man the water station at the halfway point. Mr Wright said plans were already afoot to ensure next year’s race is even more successful. “We had a great group of entrants who all enjoyed the run under clear skies with cool temperatures and it is for such a great cause and one near to my heart,” he added.

Tanis Wake-Forbes, chair of the home’s Build Group, said: “This annual event is a real joy to be involved in. “Our thanks to John, Claire and Caren for another successful year and one that was very challenging and yet still yielded a wonderful donation.  “A big thank you to all those who take part in the event, getting up before 6am and making it up that steep hill at the end and all with a smile on their face.”

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& CrimeCourt


WITH Samantha Dash

Young man to face trial for the death of his two friends Crimestoppers TCI president Ian McLeod, Insp. Hilton Duncan, Sgt. Nigel Couch, Constables Michael Lumsden and Francisco Padua.

Crimestoppers does it again

CRIMESTOPPERS TCI recently presented the TCI police force with reflective gear and other gadgets to increase nighttime visibility and aid in the fight against crime. The four members of the community policing patrol received high-visibility reflective clothing, flashing bicycle lights, ear-piercing sirens and a custom-made bicycle rack, all thanks to monetary donations from the public. At the presentation, president of Crimestoppers TCI Ian McLeod said that it was concern for the bike police’s safety and the fact that they were buying their own uniforms that inspired Crimestoppers to make this donation. “Every now and then we get asked what we do with donation money,” McLeod told the media at the handing over ceremony outside the Saltmills police outpost on December 22. “The governmental financial constraints are affecting the police and thus it’s affecting all of us.” Because of this, the officers were forced to build a wooden bicycle rack, which they loaded onto Inspector Hilton Duncan’s pick-up truck to transport the bikes when they went out to patrol schools and other areas. Since it is Crimestoppers’ aim to support the police in the fight against crime, they used donation money to acquire the much-needed items on behalf of the community. “What we felt was absolutely vital was that the community police needed to look the part,” McLeod stated. He continued: “They had bicycles generously donated but they needed to have the lights and the sirens so they could do their job properly.” Present at the ceremony were Deputy Commissioner Hubert Hughes and Assistant Commissioner

Dave Ryder and they both thanked Crimestoppers for the donations. While giving thanks, DCP Hughes said that policing is based on effective patrolling and the donations will go a long way in assisting in the fight against crime. ACP Ryder followed suit by extending heartfelt thanks to Crimestoppers for the donations and for being a solid partner to the police force. He said that the fight against crime goes on and revealed that more police officers would be added to further strengthen the community policing element of the force. Crimestoppers is a registered charity and its mandate is to try to provide intelligence to the police in order to solve crimes. But does Crimestoppers really work? “Yes it does,” McLeod answered. Over the past seven years, the public has been providing tips through the Crimestoppers website and by calling 1-800-TIPS and at least one tip has led to an arrest. Tips were received for homicides, burglary, fraud, narcotics, sexual battery, auto theft, kidnapping and arson and over $3,000 has been rewarded to date. Nevertheless, the public will never see or hear of Crimestoppers presenting a cheque to a deserving person because of its strict confidentiality policy, McLeod promised. If you have seen, heard or have knowledge of any crime – whether past or present – contact Crimestoppers via its website www. or by calling 1-800TIPS and you can pick up a cash award for doing so. Callers will never be identified due to the organisation’s strict anonymity policy.

A YOUNG man who miraculously escaped with his life after a fatal car crash that claimed the lives of his two friends now faces two counts of causing death by dangerous driving. Robert Bart appeared before Chief Justice Gordon Ward in the Grand Turk Supreme Court and pleaded not guilty to the offences. His trial was listed for October 2011. Also before Justice Ward was Shawn Parker for unlawful carnal knowledge of a 14-year-old girl. It was alleged that on June 12, 2010, police detectives went in search of the girl who was reported missing by her guardian. Their search led them to the Osprey Beach Hotel in Grand Turk

where they reportedly found the girl sleeping in Parker’s bed. The accused was unrepresented by an attorney so the matter was adjourned until January 31 when Parker is expected to enter a plea. On Monday January 10, Clifton Gibson will stand trial before Justice Ward for burglary. It was said that Gibson entered a home in Glass Shack and stole a quantity of items in September 2009. Meanwhile, in the Providenciales Supreme Court before Justice Richard Williams, two young men will face a jury for robbery and attempted robbery. Lorand Prospere, 20, and Vincent Rigby, 21, allegedly committed the

Two alleged rapists released on bail RHYS Burriss, Grand Turk’s resident Magistrate, recently sentenced a teenager to jail for burgling one of Digicel’s outlets and stealing items worth over $14,000. James Sountaine, age 19, stole 27 Blackberry smart phones valued $14,697, two phone cases valued $40 and two Blackberry chargers valued $40. It was said that Sountaine broke into the store’s office on November 12 and committed the offence of burglary, but he denied the charge. He was tried and found guilty and sentenced to six months imprisonment. Also before Magistrate Burriss, two alleged rapists were released on bail because since their arrest

and remand the Crown found it was unable to proceed. Lanard Forbes and Lincoln Smith were both granted bail and ordered that they not return to their homeland in South Caicos where the offence allegedly took place. The prosecution alleged that the men brutally raped a Dominican female without the use of condoms for over one and half hours. It was said that they beat her in the face then dragged her into some bushes where they took turns having sex with her. A South Caicos local pastor later found her lying in the bushes naked from the waist down and crying for help.

Men allegedly caught with guns during holidays remanded THREE men appeared in the Providenciales Magistrate’s Court on gun charges and were remanded to Her Majesty's Prison Grand Turk until February 1. TC Islanders Jimmy Harris, aged 23, and Stephen Joseph, aged 20, along with Evens Petit, a 23-year-old Haitian national, faced charges of wounding, possession of unlicensed firearm, possession of ammunition and discharging firearm. It was said that the men committed these offences on Christmas Day in Blue Hills. The police have charged 40-yearold Bahamian/TC Islander Alexander Duncanson saying that he committed a robbery on December 27.

Duncanson appeared in the Providenciales Magistrate’s Court and denied the allegation against him. He was denied bail and remanded to Her Majesty's Prison Grand Turk until Tuesday, January 25.
 Jamaican national Jermaine Simpson was also taken before the Providenciales Magistrate’s Court on gun charges. It was alleged that on New Year’s Day, police officers conducted a stop search and found the accused with a loaded gun. Simpson was later charged with possession of unlicensed firearm and possession of ammunition. Simpson, aged 33, is scheduled to return to court on February 1.

offences on December 8 2008. It is alleged that the two defendants – teenagers at the time – approached two Dominican women in Island Pride supermarket’s parking lot brandishing an imitation firearm, a cutlass and a knife. The two women, Rosi Baptista and Mirna Rocha, were leaving the store when they were viciously attacked and robbed.

Lorand Prospere

Miniature Golf Course burglar released from prison THE YOUNG man who survived multiple gunshot wounds after he attempted to rob the Miniature Golf Course on Long Bay Highway has been released from prison after serving his sentence. Lorand Prospere was released from prison after completing a 10-month sentence for burglary of the popular karaoke and nightspot owned by David Been. During the early morning raid on May 11, 2010, Been was alerted to the break in by a silent alarm on his premises. He rushed to the site where he met three men who had broken into his bar, emptied the coins out of the gambling machines and done other damage. During the episode, 44-yearold Stenneth Forbes was shot dead and another accomplice was later found hiding in the building. Prospere was shot and managed to stumble a long distance away from the scene where he eventually collapsed on a stranger’s doorstep. He was taken to the hospital in a critical condition and later transferred to the high dependency unit of the facility.



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We welcome letters from all members of the public on a variety of topics.

‘Occupiers’ must leave

Dear Editor, Everything that the Governor has been doing is to advance his position and not that of Turks and Caicos Islanders! He is bit by bit dismantling the Civil Service and bringing in his cronies to take their places. The worst part of this is that these guys are old retards that all have backward linkages to the same group! They are recycling their redundant persons on us. A prime example is the Crown Land Adviser! He was an unemployed no-name that was foisted on us! If he thinks that by publishing the list of persons and companies that had been granted Crown land and have failed to pay leases, that the money would suddenly be forthcoming, then he is living a fools dream. If he were to look at the list of companies being struck off the company’s registry, that would be instructive. Secondly, many Turks and Caicos Islanders have moved on from those leases because there was no infrastructure in place that would have allowed them to effectively make use of those pieces of land or the administration has been so slow in responding to requests to rectify certain situations, that the original opportunity had been lost. So who realistically are going to fork out money in these tough times for something that they have abandoned, when the choice is paying that or keeping bread on the table or their

kids is school? The choice is a nobrainer and an exercise in futility. The only thing that makes sense is that it would be used as an excuse to deny Turks and Caicos Islanders the legitimate right to expect a piece of Crown land because they want to hoard it for those laid off British workers who are expected to find their way here. We have to draw the line in the sand and say “so this far and no further”! The time to do that is now! It must be abundantly clear that the current administration, contrary to any of the platitudes, do not have our best interest at heart! There is nothing being done by way of Legislation to advance the wellbeing of Turks and Caicos Islanders! All the moves are of the law and order type and to keep and put us in our places! That surely can’t be progressive or helpful! We have to realize that we have to put our own petty differences aside and band together for the common cause of advancing our own wellbeing! These guys do not care if we suffer! They do not have our best interest at heart! Look around you! All of the things that they have accused the political directorate of doing, they are doing more and in spades! When it suits them, they call up health and NHIP officials to bend the rules guiding the provisions health care to spouse. (We do not recognize “significant other” as being a married couple). The Christmas small

contracting jobs were vilified, but I see advertisement for them to be done by TCInvest under the Small Business Development arm and that is being run by the Chairman of the Forum! Talk about conflict of interest! There is the saying “what’s good for the goose, must be good for the gander”! We have to hold them to living up to and using the same yardstick and stop being hypocritical. They are worst than those two-handed economists! On the one hand it is corruption, but on the other hand it is good when applied to me. We as Turks and Caicos Islanders must see these guys for what they are! Non-beneficial occupiers of our land and we must rise up and root them out “root and branches”! They do not intend to leave of their own free will and accord and we must recognize that! We must tell them in no uncertain terms that their continued tenure in our land is no longer welcomed and stick to that until they leave. Every step of the way they are tilting the playing field against us! The hand of Government that is to help and give us a leg up is no longer there. They call our brand of politics transactional, but it is not that when it come to bringing in “advisors” of questionable qualifications without showing us what their qualification and experience are or the remuneration that is being

Positive steps ahead

Dear Editor, I am starting to see some positive developments within the TCI. May our leaders carry the momentum through so that 2011 can be a turnaround year for our little country. I draw my readers’ attention to three areas: crime, the court system and immigration. In the area of crime, our Governor got very upset at what was happening and took action in that he put in place laws demanding that the judiciary punish the people committing certain violent crimes with serious consequences. Following this, divine providence appeared to back up the Governor in that two gunmen were shot by a licensed firearm holder while attempting to rob Do It Center. One died and the police arrested the other. After recently spending some time in court, I noticed a change in our

judiciary in that they appeared determined to bring a conclusion in the pertinent matter instead of putting it off for another day. This is commendable and I support that fact that our justice system must be prompt, fair and equitable. With this in mind I would remind our leaders of the plight of the ‘Beaches Seven’, some of whom are still waiting for justice and resolution in their cases; let us see this matter brought to an end gentlemen. I for one look forward to the day when TCI courts resolve disputes in months not years, as justice delayed is justice denied. In the light of the world economic situation I would encourage our leaders


in the field of immigration to take the time to examine the immigration policies of some of our neighbours and competitors, such as Belize, Panama, Australia, Costa Rica, BVI, St Lucia and Canada and come up with a new immigration policy, which will fairly attract some new residents to our island so as to fill up the empty commercial and residential buildings which dot the landscape. If done the right way this may also help fuel a comeback in our nation’s real estate sales and closings and help cover the running costs of our new hospital.   With these points in mind, I look forward to the completing of the new runway in 2011 and the opening up of new destinations. May 2011 be a good year for TCI and its residents.  God bless. John Wildish

given them. We have to let these fellows know in no uncertain term that we mean business! They cannot be allowed to live comfortably on the fat of our land while our people suffer. That is an untenable situation and we must not put up with it! Give us real, realistic and tangible goals that have been negotiated and agreed to by the people’s representatives, that are achievable and not some hairy fairy pie in the sky objectives that have no prospect of being successful! If ever there were a “while the grass is growing the horse is suffering” syndrome that we are suffering from is that of the economic package that is being provided by DFID aided by private banks! I must continue to stress

Part two that had we been given the assistance at the time that we requested it, we would have been well on our way to economic recovery, at the same time as the American economy is showing positive signs. The hole is so deep now and the measure not being made in tandem with a stimulus programme, that the bang that is expected could very well not be realized. To date, there is not an indication as to the quantum of the package or the areas on which the package would be spent to engender public and private sector confidence. We must move now! Time is of the absolute essence if we are to save our country for our children and wrest it from the iron hands of the occupiers! Royal Robinson

God’s promises greater than man’s Dear Editor, Greetings to you and all in the name and saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. January 1 2010 someone told me that this year going to be a good year. Him and I attended nine funeral services for family members and friends; the most funerals that I ever attended in one year in my 45 years on this earth. I wouldn’t mark 2010 by these funerals that occurred; God is great and merciful and worthy to be praised. This year will be better and greater for some and I hope you and I will be in those numbers. I cannot stop thinking on the Governor’s promises in his last Christmas address to the nation. Neither can I stop pondering the powerful, true and sure promises of our great and powerful God and Saviour Jesus Christ. Look at these few. ‘If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14). Far greater and faithful promises than any men can promise. If trouble is greater this year think about this; ‘I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in me and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not

in me, he is cast forth as a branch and is withered and men gather them and cast them into the fire and they are burned. If ye abide in me and my words abide in you ye shall ask what ye will and it shall be done unto you. In this is my Father glorified that ye bear much fruit so shall ye be my disciples (John 15:5-). Again far greater and faithful promises than any men can promise. I pray to God and ask you to do likewise; let us who are called by God to harken unto His words and voice and pray that all mankind do likewise. Finally I am inspired to leave this prayer with you from a great King: If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, blighting, mildew, locust or if there be caterpillar, if their enemy besiege them in the land of their cities, whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there is, whatsoever prayer man or by all thy people Israel who shall know every man the plague of his own heart and spread forth his hands towards this house then hear thou in heaven, thy dwelling place and forgive and do and give to every man according to his ways whose heart thou knowest for thou even thou only knowest the hearts of all the children of men (1 Kings 8:37-39). Like Jesus’ mother Mary told the servants at a wedding, whatever he saith unto you do it ( John 2:5). We must do whatever God and His son tell us to do and do it  for the healing and good of ourselves mankind and country. A prosperous new year to all! Jonathan  N Gardiner

Please note that all submissions are subject to editing in keeping with defamation laws and newspaper style. Letters should be accompanied by the author’s full name, location and phone number. Names will be withheld if requested.

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No smooth sailing Dear Editor, There is much to review and much to consider for the new year. So let us take a moment to reflect. We currently have over 2,000 registered unemployed persons. Any number of civil servants have been dismissed to be replaced by white expat counterparts. Civil servants’ pensions have been frozen while the AG’s chambers, under the direction of the Governor, is ensuring that judges are entitled to pensions. Any number of business are closing their doors and hundreds of persons are leaving the Islands in search of some relief from economic pressure. Children in Providenciales are still housed in metal containers (used for shipping) at the Clement Howell High for studies and children in Grand Turk are currently going without school facilities who would have attended the Ona Glinton Primary. The people of this country are existing without an elected government and no democracy in the face of direct rule from Britain. Changes are being made to our constitution that is not of the people, by the people or for the people. Our previously elected Government was suspended due to “corruption and lack of transparency”, although many feel that we are currently faced with the same situation under direct rule as there is gross non-transparency. Persons who acquired Crown land lawfully and with the full endorsement of Governor Tauwhare are being threatened with having their homes bulldozed and are prohibited from occupancy.

The majority of the population is in distress over the rising costs of goods and services and are finding it increasingly difficult to survive. In addition to the above matters arising in 2010, what do we have to look forward to for 2011? The Governor has stated that funding is not available to rebuild the Ona Glinton school, he has not addressed the container situation at Clement Howell High School. However the people of the Turks and Caicos should be pleased that Her Majesty’s Government is giving a generous gift of a 50-bed prison in Providenciales. Rather than declaring a national day of prayer and repentance so that we the people of the Turks and Caicos can cry out to God, who is our only source of hope to see us through, we are to expect a national holiday to mark the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in the United Kingdom. I challenge Her Majesty’s Government to deny any of the above mentioned points of consideration in their review of their performance to date and also to update the people of the Turks and Caicos on any additional changes they are bring to the people of the Turks and Caicos for 2011. If I could cast my two cents, it’s not going to be smooth sailing – at least not for the children of this soil. Euwonka Selver

Thanks for cinematic magic Dear Editor, Thank you Derek Handfield and L’Raye Cinema for making my Christmas by bringing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to TCI. And thank you for the VIP treatment you offered me, my family and friends. It was a wonderful experience.   Now don’t forget part two of the Deathly Hallows comes out next summer. I’ll drop you a little reminder.   Mobiliarbus everyone! Charlie McKnight, age 9

The Valentine’s Day Cup is now the largest annual community event in North and Middle Caicos.

Sponsors sought for model sailboat race SPONSORS are being sought for this year’s model sailboat race in Middle Caicos. A number of firms and individuals have already pledged support for the annual Valentine’s Day Cup but more are needed to make the event a success. Organisers have almost reached their goal of attracting 10 new miniature vessels in next month’s hotly anticipated competition. Among those on board for the first time are Miller Simons O’Sullivan law firm, Heather Simpson-Forbes who is sponsoring two boats for the Potcake Foundation and Tropical Paradise Realty, Val Kalliecharan at

Wired Island, Big Blue, Islandcom, the National Health Insurance Board, Randy Hall and Dan Steele. Sara Kaufman, of the Middle Caicos Sailing Association ( MCSA), is also urging big-hearted Islanders to help replenish the fleet of boats used for both the annual race day and for teaching events. “Over the years nearly 100 boats have been carved – all being raced, sold and/or donated to the MCSA – but they do wear out eventually,” she told the Weekly News. “The popularity of the Valentine’s Day Cup grows steadily and we need to have more boats available for the race day and for the teaching

workshops for children now offered.” Sponsored boats can be painted in corporate colours and come with a donation certificate. Boats range in sizes from 24 to 48 inches, at prices of $250, $350, $500 and $750. For the race event, companies can choose their own captain or the MCSA will find a willing volunteer. The Valentine’s Day Cup is the largest annual community event in North and Middle Caicos. This year it will take place on Bambarra beach from noon to dusk on Saturday February 12. Email or call 232 6132 for details.


New year resolutions and salutations AS THE strains of Auld Lang Syne and December 31 midnight smooches dance through my head it’s time to celebrate the making of resolutions and offering thanks for yet another year passing into history. Once again I pledge to lose a few pounds (after the holiday feasts) and get busy on all the unfinished projects around the house, driveway and garage. Please permit me to also express my gratitude to some and pass out some advice from this old codger who has already seen the turning over of a new year more times than I want to admit. To the interim Government: Please get busy doing what you were brought into being to do – weed out the corruption and stop tinkering with the systems. Send Jon and Kate home to stay, their work is finished. To the British Government in

By David Tapfer London: Wake up and send money. To Gemma and Rebecca and John: Keep up the good work and girls, I have a few pounds I can lend you. To my beautiful wife: Stay as sweet as you are. To the soul of Ma Charity: By now you are networking with Jesus, my mother and our sons in heaven – we miss you down here! To Doug Parnell: Tighten up, it’s time to get serious. To Clayton Greene: Lighten up, it’s too late to change now so go with the flow.

To the PDM: Get ready, it will soon be your time To the PNP: Get ready, it will soon be your time – in another sense. To Principle Keisha Mills, the staff and Doris Robinson Primary School family: Thanks and happy new year! To Janet Walkin: Congratulations, a job well done! To my music students: Practice, practice, practice. Stay sharp and don’t go flat! To the Middle Caicos causeway and the adjoining roads: Get flat! To Wendy, Jay, Ashwood, Cardinal and Mike: Thanks again. To all my friends in the TCI: From Grand Turk, Provo, North Caicos and all my special friends here in Middle Caicos, from the youngest like Kobe to a fellow senior Alton and all the rest: Thanks for being my friends and for just being who you are: The best.



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Maskanoo brings Provo alive By Paul Baker

Photos by Steve Gill

THERE was dancing in the streets this Christmas as Provo hosted its first ever Maskanoo. The event, held on the Grace Bay strip, proved a huge success with hundreds gathering for a night of TCI colour, culture and tradition. Locals and visitors joined forces to enjoy an evening of song, dance, music, food and a stunning firework display. Organisers were delighted with the way things went and plans are already being drawn up for this year’s extravaganza. Karen Whitt, president of the TCI Hotel and tourism Association, said: “It’s been fantastic and a great way to showcase both island culture and cuisine. “People started coming early which made for a fantastic crowd and it’s been a really good and successful event.” Revellers were able to enjoy live music while sampling fayre from

a variety of food stalls serving up delicious local dishes. Then came the Maskanoo parade itself, which was a spectacular sea of colour, rhythm and dance. Corey Case, on vacation, from Canada, said: “This is wonderful and exactly what you imagine the Caribbean to be like. The parade was amazing and so much effort went into those masks and costumes. “Best of all was that it felt so safe and the welcome we received from everyone was amazing.” Meanwhile TCI resident Declan Gayle reckons the Maskanoo could now become a major tourist attraction. “It’s brilliant,” he said, “and it’s a huge boost for businesses in Grace Bay. I can see it being a big annual event that people come to Provo especially to enjoy. “The organisers have done a great job and there is definitely room to make it even bigger and better in the future.” Following the parade and more live music, the Maskanoo concluded

with a firework display on Grace Bay beach. Director of Culture David Bowen said: “I am still amazed and was very much impressed with the level of support and participation that we were able to attract for Maskanoo. “The journey has definitely not been easy and we would have never been able to make the event what it truly was without our Maskanoo groups and participants. “For their willingness and efforts, I would like to say a big thank you. “We are excited and ready for Maskanoo 2011 and are already putting things into place in order to have a much larger showcase of our cultural heritage.” Also performing on the night was TCI ripsaw band the Island Boys, local singer Barbara Johnson and Junkanoo group We Funk. A raffle drawn on the night saw a delighted Krystal Malcolm scoop top prize of $5,000. Nicholette Thomas walked away with the second prize of $500 while Veronica Rigby bagged $100.

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Junkanoo 2011 another success By Samantha Dash DOWNTOWN Providenciales was abuzz in the wee hours of New Year’s Day as hundreds of revellers and onlookers took to the streets to celebrate Junkanoo 2011. An amalgamation of colours, music, food, fun and merry-making

was the order as people lined the street to mingle and wish each other a happy new year. Some anticipated the cold early morning air and bundled up in layers of clothing while others sported elegant attire, perhaps evidence of attending church the night before. At a little past 4am the Junkanoo

bands assembled and began the popular rush to the Blue Hills roundabout. Colourful and creative costumes fused with the intoxicating sounds of rake and scrape music propelled revellers into a gyrating mass. The pulsating excitement was not lost on the spectators who eventually

joined in the rush dancing, waving and shouting. All seemed completely unaware of talks of divisions between Junkanoo and Maskanoo organisers and teams. David Bowen, director of the Cultural and Arts Commission, said that although there were some touchy

Cactus plant eludes many at the ‘What is in the box’ competition AN ENORMOUS red gift smack in the middle of the roundabout by First Caribbean Bank was the object of many ponderings and wild guesses for over two weeks. A question posed by coordinators with prizes attached to it threw persons all over the TCI in a frenzy to solve the question: ‘What is in the box?’ They received close to 500 responses and among them were answers ranging from the ultra intelligent to the absurdly bizarre. Some people guessed the baby Jesus, a manger, and even Mark Durliat, principal and owner of Grace Bay Resort, but they were all wrong. With three grand prizes at stake, persons were calling each other and rushing to get their answer in before closing time. The prizes were a one-night stay for two at either the Grace Bay Resort or the Veranda, a Blackberry from Lime and $500 from First Caribbean Bank to open an account. Weeks before the competition closed, organisers released two clues

Curiosity got the better of these two onlookers and they moved closer to get a better look.

one week apart. Now armed with the letters ‘c’ and ‘t’ and one more week to go, more answers flowed in. On Christmas Eve day, curious hopefuls gathered at the roundabout for the opening of the giant gift. One more clue was given. The letter ‘u’. Two persons shouted cactus but by then it was too late. Then came the moment of truth. Dr Carlton Mills, manager of talent growth and local affairs at the Grace Bay Resorts, along with Drexwell Seymour, CEO of Lime, opened the huge present. Tension grew and cars came to a

slow crawl as drivers and passengers alike craned their necks to get a glimpse of the contents of the box. Sitting on another wooden box was a beautiful potted cactus plant, much to the dismay of all those who guessed wrong. However two people guessed right - Ezra Taylor and Edwin Tassle. Dr Mills said that he was pleased with the responses the competition generated. Because there were two correct answers, the sponsors decided to award both winners the prizes. He disclosed that both Taylor and Tassle were elated at the news.

Drexwell Seymour reveals the cactus

issues the combined efforts of a few faithful supporters and the CAC was enough to pull off the parade in grand style.



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Round Up

Lost tourist declared dead

CONSTITUTIONAL upheaval, the fall of TCI Bank, talk of new taxes, election delays and increased violent crime comprised some of last year’s biggest news stories. Take a retrospective look at 2010 with the Weekly News’ year in review.

January North Caicos ferry runs aground

THE FERRY which shuttles passengers between Providenciales and North Caicos ran aground after suffering engine failure with 18 people aboard. Caribbean Cruising owner Keith Miles said the vessel, which left Leeward at 1pm, ran into difficulties near Parrot Cay. As the boat rounded the west end of the private island just metres from its Sandy Point destination, both engines shut down simultaneously.

Cops quizzed over murder

POLICE confirmed that a number of officers were questioned over a brutal attack which left a North Caicos father dead and his female companion fighting for life. Claudette Rigby, who suffered severe head injuries, was thought to have awoken from a coma and named three officers as the perpetrators of the gruesome December 4 incident. Head of CID Rodney Adams admitted to the Weekly News that a handful of cops had been asked to submit reports as to their whereabouts on the night in question.

Linden Pratt found guilty of motorist’s death

THE SON of esteemed teacher Ianthe Pratt was found guilty and remanded to prison for causing death by dangerous driving in the Supreme Court. Linden E Pratt, aged 37, stood trial for causing the death of Canadian Julio Caesar Peralta, in the vicinity of the Ianthe Pratt Primary School, almost two years ago. After a little over two hours of deliberation, the jury brought back the unanimous guilty verdict.

Attempted robbery at First Caribbean

SHOTS were fired outside First Caribbean bank when an attempted robbery was foiled by two security officers. Three men armed with guns approached two security officers who had just made a deposit at the

Leeward Highway bank. They demanded the money and one of the assailants fired a shot at the security officers, prompting them to return fire with a licensed firearm. Police press liaison officer Sergeant Calvin Chase said: “The bandits made good their escape on foot. None of the security officers were injured.”

Devastated residents lose loved ones

HAITIAN residents up and down the country suffered indescribable losses when a catastrophic earthquake shook their impoverished home nation. Some were heartbroken to discover that friends and family had perished in the quake while others desperately sought information on

And just days later rescue and aid teams were poised to jet over to the scene of the quake.

School’s patron laid to rest

THE FUNERAL service for the late renowned teacher Enid Capron was held at the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Blue Hills. Enie, as she was lovingly called by her family and close friends, looked at peace in her casket as people thronged the service to pay their last respects. There were songs, dances, hymns, tributes, scripture readings and tearful goodbyes at the touching service. She was remembered as a pillar of strength, an inspiration and a great influence on many lives.

Elderly tourist missing

A FRANTIC search was underway for an 80-year-old Canadian tourist who went missing from the Comfort Suites Hotel in Providenciales. He was last seen at the front desk of the hotel around noon on January 10 when he asked for a map. He was not seen again.

Knife attack in Five Cays

the fate of their loved ones. Tens of thousands of people were feared dead following the devastating natural disaster in Port-au-Prince and millions more were in desperate need of assistance. Loubert Vilbrun of Five Cays was inconsolable when he found out that his wife, twin two-year-old boys and mother-in-law had died in the quake.

TCI unites to help earthquake victims

COMPASSIONATE residents across the country leapt into action to support their Haitian neighbours following the devastating earthquake. Back in the TCI, after passing unscathed through a brief precautionary tsunami alert, offers rolled in of assistance, money and donations.

AN ELDERLY Canadian tourist that went missing last month was killed by a gun shot to the head, police have confirmed. Eighty-year-old George Moore disappeared from his Grace Bay hotel on January 10 and just days later his body was found washed up on North West Point beach. This week a police pathologist revealed that he died violently and detectives say they have “not ruled out” foul play.

Casey freed

MURDER-accused Casey Stubbs walked out of the Supreme Court a free man after Justice Richard Williams instructed the jury to return a verdict of not guilty. The judge felt that this was best since the prosecution’s star witness, Tarcia Francis, was unwilling to testify. There was also an absence of a DNA lab report because the government was low on funds. Justice Williams said the trial was unsafe since it could not be confirmed whether or not a trail of blood at the scene belonged to the dead man.

Gun shot victim sentenced to jail

A HAITIAN man was seriously injured after he was repeatedly stabbed outside a bar in Five Cays. Eddie Jacque Joseph was taken to hospital after he received a number of stab wounds to his upper body by Pumpie Bar. Police were called to the scene at about 7.40pm.

A YOUNG man, who miraculously survived a hail of bullets in Kew Town was arrested two days later and sentenced to prison on gun charges. Hayward McIntosh Jnr, aged 23, of The Bight, Providenciales, was released from hospital two days after an attempt on his life and was caught with a gun and bullets later that same day.

Airport jewellery store raided – again

Kiteboarding teen features in top mag

A HEAVILY guarded Providenciales jewellery store was struck by armed robbers for the second time in just nine months. At about 4.45am three masked men armed with guns approached three security officers at Providenciales International Airport. They threatened them with their weapons forcing them to surrender and bound their hands together. The masked men then broke into the store and stole a large quantity of jewellery.

Man, 80, found with gunshot wound to head

Sixteen-year-old Hope LeVin was delighted to see her photograph feature alongside the sport’s top personalities in the March edition of ‘Kiteboarding’ “It was really nice to see my picture,” she told the Weekly News, “it’s my 17th birthday in March so it’s a great birthday present.”

A YOUNG “kite phenom” showed off one of her most breathtaking

THE WIFE and family of the 61year-old tourist who went missing after going snorkelling in the sea off Malcolm Beach at last had closure. The body of John McEntire Stewart III M.D. was never found but he was declared legally dead by a panel of jurors in the Magistrate’s Court. A coroner’s inquest into the circumstances of his death was held and the seven-member jury found that the physician’s demise was as a result of misadventure.

Wheel of Fortune hosts hit Beaches

GAME show veterans Pat Sajak and Vanna White jetted over to the TCI to host part of the world famous Wheel of Fortune. The show ran a special ‘Beaches Resorts Week’ with dozens of onproperty film clips and prizes focused around the family-friendly location.

Scores of Haitian migrants arrested

MORE than 100 Haitian migrants – including children as young as eight – were captured by marine police attempting to flee their earthquakeravished homeland. The dawn interception of a sloop near West Caicos with 126 people crammed on board comes just days after marine officers fearing an influx stepped up patrols. The illegal vessel was escorted into South Dock, Providenciales, with assistance from Presidential Security, where the passengers were handed over to immigration and disaster management staff.

February Relief team return from life changing trip

IT WAS the experience of a lifetime for a team of firefighters and engineers who spent two gruelling weeks in disaster-stricken Haiti assisting with relief efforts. The compassionate volunteers, working under the auspices of the Salvation Army, returned to the TCI physically exhausted but “extremely glad” to have been able to help. With them they brought back heartwrenching stories of desperation, violence and struggle, but also tales of hope.

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NATIONAL corruptible Crown land system are top of Britain’s agenda for the TCI, said Foreign Office bigwigs. Overseas territories director Colin Roberts spoke candidly about the weighty task of restoring financial stability to a nation knee-deep in unpaid bills during his visit to the Islands. He said the forthcoming $85m loan to help consolidate Government debt would give the country “breathing space” from crippling monthly repayments.

“Gang members” may be among captured migrants

MEMBERS of the ruthless Haitian gang Zoe Pound were suspected to be among the hordes of illegal migrants captured in the TCI. Four men believed to have direct links to the notorious gang were moved from the Gustarvus Lightbourne Sports Centre to the South Dock detention facility for fellow refugees’ safety, Permanent Secretary Clara Gardiner said. Mrs Gardiner said investigations into the suspected criminals’ backgrounds were ongoing.

Taxi drivers protest against illegal VIP transfers

FRUSTRATED taxi drivers took to the streets to protest about losing business to unlicensed resort transport. The vocal demonstration outside Providenciales Airport followed a week of talks with government officials, which the cabbies deemed unfruitful. They said that big hotels were stealing away their fare illegally, using unregistered ‘VIP’ vehicles to lure tourists away from the traditional cabs.

Lobster farming research given the go ahead

LOBSTER aquaculture looked set to be a very real part of country’s future after the advisory council gave a lengthy research project the thumbs up. Scientists from the Darden will

spend the next five years determining if the TCI is a suitable environment for cultivating Caribbean Spiny Lobster. And if they deem the islands’ waters an appropriate habitat the immense restaurant group may set up the country’s first lobster farm.

PTV launches network

PEOPLE’S Television (PTV) launched its new 62 channel digital network which bosses described as “a long time coming.” Scores of residents signed up to the popular TV company’s new service, which is available across Providenciales and in parts of North Caicos. CEO Peter Stubbs told the Weekly News that to sign up to the network customers will have to either buy or rent a set top box at a cost of $65 or $5 per month. Then customers can choose a variety of packages that will be offered at a fraction of the cost of rival cable network WIV.

Culinary conch creations

MINI chefs from the Ashcroft School cooked up a collection of conch delights for their very own mid-term conch festival. And the pupils even got to see how their seafood was captured and prepared during an enlightening morning at the Conch Shack. The fun day was dreamed up by the primary school’s grade two and grade four teachers who thought that it would coincide well with their topics ‘Plants and Animals in our Local Environment’ and ‘Island Industries.’

Garlick returns to TCI

INVESTIGATIONS into corruptionaccused former Government Ministers continued to gather momentum when special prosecutor Helen Garlick returned to the TCI. The renowned British barrister is spent her time in the Islands embroiled in a series of meetings with public officials. She was accompanied by a team of US detectives focused on unravelling a number of apparently fraudulent overseas business transactions.

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Plain sailing in Middle Caicos

THE FIFTH annual Valentine’s Day model sailboat race went off with a splash at Bambarra Beach. Approximately 25 model sailboats competed in various classes for honours and prizes at the fun-packed event held each year in Middle Caicos. A crowd numbering in the hundreds viewed the competition while enjoying a barbecue, picnic goodies, good company and the sunny day.

Waxing lyrical at new music academy

ASPIRING musicians with an ear for a tune were on track to becoming the stars of tomorrow when a pioneering Providenciales music academy opened. Islanders of all ages were invited to register for evening and Saturday classes in everything from guitar and piano to drums, trumpet and saxophone. The Angelic Music Academy is a joint venture between saxophonist and music teacher Brentford Handfield and renowned local guitarist Herbie Swann.

Teens shot during dominoes game

A GROUP of teenage boys were lucky to have escaped with their lives after machine gun fire put a violent stop to their late night domino game. The teens were “completely shocked” when two men dressed in black ran past their Kew Town hang out and opened fire. Seventeen-year-old Ronald Ferguson and Cardim Adamson, 18, were both shot in the abdomen during the attack but quick action from their friends and family meant they lived to tell the tale.

Top lawyers appointed to reclaim millions

ESTEEMED civil recovery lawyers were appointed to claw back the millions of dollars allegedly pilfered by the banished former Government. Top UK anti-corruption experts planned to lead a team of investigators

as the critical task of returning the cash to plundered public coffers finally gets underway. London-based Laurence Harris and James Maton headed the probe by international law firm Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge (EAPD), selected from a number of tenders on account of the company’s relevant experience.

Dominican sea poachers netted

FORTY-FIVE Dominican fishermen were in police custody after they were caught fishing illegally in TCI waters. The men were apprehended by police officers who used the ‘Sea Defender’ and rigid hull inflatable boat the ‘Hurricane’ with assistance from police aircraft ‘Sky Hawk’. According to unconfirmed reports, two other fishing vessels escaped into international water.

Josephine’s showstopping coronation

RESPLENDENT in shimmering pink and with a smile as bright as her golden tiara, Josephine Connolly looked every bit the queen as she was officially crowned Mrs TCI. Wellwishers turned out in their droves to witness the popular Salt Cay businesswoman’s coronation at Beaches resort. Mrs Connolly, who turned 50 in August, pledged her commitment to advocating the value of education and said she was looking forward to being a role model for young women.

Fire spoils surprise

INTENT on making sure that everything was in tiptop shape for his girlfriend’s return to the TCI, Lowell Anderson got up early and left his home for the laundry. The 37-year-old had cleaned and painted the Caicos Lodge apartment the couple rented, bought a few pieces of furniture and a teddy bear that said “I love you”. Never did it cross his mind that while he was doing the laundry, a fire was undoing all of his hard work. A blaze of unknown origins gutted the entire apartment and left the Jamaican national homeless.

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Suzie returns home after epic 6,000 km voyage

SUZIE, the TCI’s famous travelling turtle, arrived back in the Islands after clocking up an astonishing 6,000 km in an epic Caribbean cruise. Marine scientists fitted the adult female, rescued from South Caicos fishermen, with a hi-tech satellite tag last summer to document her migration. Her story made international headlines after she was tracked swimming straight to the British Virgin Islands and Anguilla, also UK overseas territories, immediately after leaving the TCI. Since then, her wanderlust took her on to Barbuda, Martinique, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas.

TCI Bank closes half its branches

THE TCI’S first indigenous bank closed two of its four outlets due to pressure from the global economic crisis. Bosses cited an “unavoidable” need to restructure operations in the face of fiscal adversity – and warned there would be job cuts ahead. The axed Grace Bay and North Caicos branches employed three staff each, some of whom were relocated to the remaining outlets.

March Constitution reform gets underway

THE CRITICAL task of overhauling the country’s constitution began with the appointment of an expert to mastermind proposals. FCO-appointed Kate Sullivan – said to have “extensive international expertise” – headed a small team of people charged with devising suggestions for reform. The ways Belongerships are dished out, qualification for political office and ways to reduce the risk of electoral abuse are just some of the issues that were up for scrutiny.


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Boost for TCI farming

FIVE thousand acres of land were made available to TCI farmers as part of a package of measures to boost local agriculture. In addition, the Government farm in North Caicos to benefited from a $150,000 cash injection to buy new equipment and modernise the 140-acre facility. A further $60,000 is being ploughed into a loan fund to give private sector farming a leg-up. The much-needed provisions have appeased local growers who have long lamented the woeful underfunding of the sector.

$85m loan on ice

THE MUCH-anticipated $85m loan to lift the TCI out of the fiscal dire straits was put on ice after “damaging”

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details of the deal were leaked to the public. The deferment of the cash injection to consolidate the country’s crippling debts was revealed by the Governor in his second quarterly statement. Gordon Wetherell said “commercially sensitive and necessarily confidential” details had been made widely available sparking anger among lenders.

Misick calls for “unity” to “fight” British

SHAMED former Premier Michael Misick broke months of silence to call for an uprising against British “colonialists” in a vitriolic diatribe. The AWOL erstwhile leader – facing prosecution for a plethora of alleged dodgy deals –urged Islanders to “unite to fight the common enemy”. Dubbing himself a “champion for the people”,

he once again proclaimed his innocence, declaring the ousting of the corruptionaccused Government a “conspiracy” by “elite British expats”.

Wanted man sentenced to jail

THE MAN who was at the centre of a month-long police manhunt was captured, brought before the court and sentenced to prison for 12 months for firearm offences. Chabo Capron, aged 27, was wanted in connection with a number of serious criminal offences including that of attempted murder – yet to be tried. The man proved elusive for over one month forcing the police to issue a wanted bulletin for him and eventually staging a tactical operation in the wee hours of the morning.

Twenty-year-old gets life sentence

JOB OPPORTUNITIES Lead Server The position will oversee service in conjunction with other departmental lead personnel. Responsibilities will be, but are not limited to, to focus on training and directing all service staff while managing one’s own service station. Other responsibilities are scheduling, and inspections of side work and checklists. Suitable candidates are required to have EITHER a minimum of a 2-yr Hospitality or Culinary Arts qualification AND a minimum of 2 years experience working at a 5-Star resort or restaurant in a lead or supervisory service position, OR a minimum of 5 years experience working at a 5-Star resort or restaurant in a lead or supervisory service position with a certified training background. • Energetic with excellent customer relations skills • Fluent in English, written and verbal • Previous use of POS and cashier / bank experience

for murder

THE TRIAL into the death of 17-year-old Lesley Aurelys concluded leaving one family rejoicing and another bracing themselves to face what could be many years without the presence of their son and brother. Two first cousins, Tavron Watkins and Clifford ‘CJ’ Gibson Jnr, were jointly charged with the murder but the six-member jury brought back a mixed verdict. Watkins was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter and went home in the company of his family. But Gibson was found guilty and left in handcuffs under the watchful eyes of three prison officers to face a life sentence at Grand Turk prison.

Leaders unite for freedom

FOR the first time ever TCI’s political parties stood side by side to express their support for a shared goal. Citing “defeating the common opponent” and a return to self-rule as their agenda, the PNP and PDM parties organised an immense march in Providenciales. To underline their remarkable union, party leaders Galmo Williams and Doug Parnell, issued supporting statements to the media.

Wage cuts for civil servants

CIVIL servants were told they would have their salaries and allowances slashed by 10 per cent in a desperate bid to curtail expenditure following the collapse of fiscal remedy plans. “Irresponsible” leaking of details of the $85m loan to consolidate Government debts – which prompted lenders to pull out – was blamed for the drastic move. With public sector costs currently swallowing up twothirds of annual revenue, the Governor said the reduction was essential to help close a colossal $30m deficit.

Leaders speak with one voice against British rule

WITH banners flying high and patriotism pervading the air,

“greatest march for freedom” – saw thousands of Islanders take to the streets of Providenciales with one voice. And the message was clear – Britain has overstayed its welcome at this pivotal moment in the country’s history.

Pay cuts are pay back – says PDM

PDM LEADERS hit back at innuendos that their disclosure of details of the country’s $85m rescue loan was to blame for the collapse of the deal. Governor Gordon Wetherell castigated the “damaging” leaking of information which he said caused lenders to pull out. At a press conference on Thursday PDM leader Doug Parnell defended his decision to spill the beans – and claimed civil servants were being hit in the pocket in “retaliation” for taking part in the unity march.

Amanyara trio freed

leaders from both sides of the political fence joined forces in a never-before-seen show of unity to demand the immediate return to self-rule. The momentous demonstration – dubbed the

THE THREE remaining men who were at the centre of allegations of violence against two tourists at the exclusive Amanyara Resort four years ago were freed of all charges. The trio, TC Islander Derek Parker, Bahamian Kingsley Arthur and Jamaican Jermaine Reid, were all found not guilty of robbery with indecent assault, two counts of aggravated burglary, two counts of robbery and wounding with intent. After deliberating for three hours, the jury returned the unanimous verdicts.

Gilley on crusade for independence

PNP leader Galmo Williams announced his intentions to lead the TCI to independence in a bid to escape what he called an “Adolf Hitler era”. The former Premier revealed the news in a continued 


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ELITE LANSCAPING AND DESIGN LTD. Invited suitable qualified person to fill the following vacancies immediately

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Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Security Guard in the Business Systems & Information Technology Department. Description In accordance with proven Security industry standards: Provide a professional safe and secure environment at any of PPC’s facilities located throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands. Main Duties • Oversee and protect PPC’s employees, customers and visitors from physical harm while on the company’s premises. • Act as a deterrent in crime and the theft of company property from wither internal or external sources. • Provide guidance and general information, in a helpful and courteous manner, to customers and visitors while on the company’s premises. • Monitor CCTV cameras, fire and burglar alarms, or any other monitoring devices installed by the company to protect its facilities and assets. • Maintain accurate logs of those that enter or exit secure areas of the company’s facilities. • Conduct physical patrols and inspections of the Company’s facilities. • Document and report any security breaches, irregularities and safety related concerns that may arise while conducting patrols. • Actively participate in any criminal or safety investigation. • Inspect and report unsafe delivery or contractor vehicles entering PPC’s facilities. • Other duties as assigned. Minimum Requirements • High School diploma. • Previous security or law enforcement education or experience would be considered an asset. • Knowledge and exposure to the operation of Security Alarm equipment, Access Control, Fire Alarm and Protection Equipment, CCTV Cameras would be considered an asset. • Acceptable knowledge and skills relating to Microsoft Family of software products (Word, Excel, Outlook). • Possess a valid driver’s license. • Must be bondable. • Excellent Team Player and Team building skills. • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. • Must be able to make quick and logical decisions based on visual observations and facts. • Must have excellent customer relation skills.

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Whereas HOSEA RAYMOND SIMMS of Grand Turk has declared that the Land Certificate for the above mentioned title number(s) registered in his/her/their name was inadvertently mislaid and cannot be found. Take notice that I, Grisilda Carol Smith, Acting Registrar of Lands, shall issue a New Land Certificate for the said title within six weeks of the date of the first publication of this Notice in a local newspaper and the Gazette Dated this 1st day of December 2010 Signed……................................……………………………….. Witnessed……................................………………………….. 6240

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Positions Available at The Meridian Club on Pine Cay

1). Club Operations Manager and 2). Island Administrator Note: Meridian Club operations include a small hotel and home rental operation, along with restaurant, bar, guest excursion, marine, maintenance, gardening, commissary, K-9 security and housekeeping services. We handle all reservations and marketing services in-house. Given our small size and limited housing capacity, we cannot afford to have management personnel for each area of operations, so these are unique positions requiring multiple skills and obligations. Hours in each position are those necessary for proper operation of resort and island 7 days per week throughout season. Both employees must therefore reside full time on-island. Husband and wife team strongly preferred because of joint responsibilities and limited housing capacity.

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PARALEGAL Required for law office in Providenciales. Candidate must be able to do all accounting functions. To do all accounting functions to trail balance and be experienced in real estate, corporate, commercial and security work. A minimum of 10 years experience in a fast paced professional environment is required. All replies held in strictest confidence.

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Duties of Club Operations Manager: Oversees all island and resort operations; schedules all staff work and vacations; ensures staff discipline; oversees restaurant and commissary operations; interviews and hires new staff members as necessary; conducts staff performance reviews; oversees staff training programs; oversees preparation of operational budgets; oversees reservation services, guest services and marketing operations for hotel and home rental operations; schedules all staff, homeowner and guest transportation to and from island; oversees some resort capital improvement projects; maintains cordial guest relations; oversees scheduling, catering and service for special events; oversees homeowner services; ensures safety of all persons lawfully on island; oversees all homeowner, guest and staff accounts; represents resort at meetings of Hotel Association and Tourist Board; arranges entertainment for resort functions; must dine and socialize with guests some nights every week during resort season; provides first aid and CPR to guests, homeowners and staff when necessary and arranges evacuation for medical care when indicated; jointly oversees and personally provides care, training and handling services for K-9 security dogs. Qualifications Required for Club Operations Manager: - Minimum of 4 year bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university in hotel management or equivalent discipline. - Minimum of 10 years experience as general manager of 4-5 star resort. - Must have at least 5 years experience in overseeing restaurant operations. - Must be skilled in handling all duties specified above. - Must be willing to reside on Pine Cay on a full time basis. - Must have at least 5 years experience in resort marketing operations - Must have at least 5 years experience in managing resort reservation operations. - Must have at least 5 years experience in preparing resort operational budgets. - Must have training in first aid and emergency resuscitation techniques. - Must be willing to work evenings when necessary and remain available for emergencies at all times. - Private island work experience desirable. - Must have training and experience handling K-9 security dogs. Duties of Island Administrator: Oversees all homeowner service operations and some capital projects( in conjunction with Assistant Island Manager/ Head of Maintenance); oversees all resort administrative functions, including bookkeeping, ordering, staff time records, payroll and billing; assists in maintaining staff discipline; handles insurance issues for resort and island operations; oversees front office staff; participates in establishing operational budgets for resort and island; ensures proper hurricane preparations; maintains records of homeowner services; represents resort and island at hotel and tourist Board meetings; oversees gardening/landscaping operations; works with Club Operations Manager to ensure island safety and cordial guest and homeowner relations; provides first aid and lifesaving assistance for guests, homeowners and staff as necessary in emergencies and arranges for evacuation to medical facilities on Providenciales if indicated; monitors night security of island and responds to security problems; serves as liaison with Government Labour and Health officials; required to dine and socialize with guests some evenings every week during resort season; jointly oversees and personally provides care, training and handling services for K-9 security dogs. Qualifications Required for Island Administrator: - Minimum of 4 year degree at accredited college or university. - Minimum of 5 years experience in handling administrative duties at 4-5 star resort. - Must have at least 5 years experience in resort guest service operations. - Must be skilled in handling all duties specified above. - Must have experience in preparing resort operational budgets. - Must be willing to reside on Pine Cay on a full time basis. - Must be skilled in using Quickbooks bookkeeping system. - Must have first aid and emergency resuscitation training. - Must be willing to work evenings as necessary and remain available for emergencies at all times. - Experience working on privately owned island desirable. - Training and/or experience in landscaping or horticulture desirable. - Must have training and experience handling K-9 security dogs. Starting Date for Both Positions: March 13, 2011. Contact Person and Contact Information: Chairman, The Meridian Club, Limited. Please send: 1. resume with your contact information (mailing address, e-mail address, phone number) and 2. several references with contact information and a statement of how you know each person named, by e-mail to tsmith@ or by fax to 941 7010. 3. please respond no later than January 26, 2011 Additional Information: All qualified applicants will be interviewed.




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public statement in which he launched a scathing attack on

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the Governor and British-led government. He accused Gordon Wetherell of “modern day

‘The Brits Attack - The Seven Month Report’ – marked seven months since the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office suspended the TCI constitution.

Tumult in interim Government lynching” and said that citizens are living in a “fearful atmosphere”. The statement – entitled

TENSIONS continued to mount within the interim administration with two shock resignations – and more on the

horizon. Dr Carlton Mills announced his decision to quit the advisory council just hours after the sudden departure of consultative forum chairman Carlos Simons. LIME boss Drexwell Seymour also confirmed he was considering exiting the forum. The Governor immediately appointed two new forum members – former Chief Secretary Cynthia Astwood and pastor Courtney Missick.

Town hall meeting turns heated

DISRUPTIVE protests, a violent scuffle and shock announcements all made for a turbulent community meeting in Salt Cay. Governor Gordon Wetherell and Chief Executive Mark Capes held the event in order to find out more about public concerns and to answer questions - but little did they know that the early afternoon meeting would erupt into chaos before it even began. Dozens of residents attended Salt Cay Community Centre to have their say on matters of local and national interest. Some outspoken islanders turned up with placards in hand and were not shy to voice their opinions – often drowning out the Governor and Chief Executive.

Garlick probe to top $6m a year

INVESTIGATIONS into corruption-accused former Ministers are likely to drain half a million dollars from public coffers each month. The cost of the ongoing probe following last year’s Commission of Inquiry was disclosed during an exclusive interview with public service boss Mark Capes. However it is hoped that the recoupment of millions allegedly embezzled by the expelled Government will outweigh the costly proceedings.

Pastor shot from behind

A HAITIAN pastor was lucky to be alive after being shot in the back in a brutal early morning assault. Bishop Emmanuel Innocent from Faith Tebernacle Church of God on Leeward Highway was leaving his house in The Bight to go to work at about 5.45am when he was attacked. He was shot three times in the back and collapsed on the ground. Bishop Emmanuel was taken to Myrtle Rigby Health Centre for treatment and later that afternoon he was flown to Haiti for further care.

Man jailed for stabbing teenager

A MAN was found guilty and sentenced to prison for stabbing a mentally challenged 17-year-old schoolboy six times. Caleb Parker, 39, stood accused of inflicting grievous bodily harm before Chief Magistrate Joan Joyner. The victim suffered a deep puncture to his left side chest among other stab wounds and was hospitalised for three days. Despite a tearful plea for mercy, Parker was sentenced to four months in prison.

Victory for Beaches Nine

AFTER seven years battling the court system nine former Beaches employees won their case for unfair dismissal. A lengthy appeal was rejected in Supreme Court when Chief Justice Gordon Ward deemed the matter to have already come to a “reasonable conclusion”. The ex-resort workers were delighted to hear the result and said they looked forward to putting the frustrating experience behind them.

Simons says he’s “ready for the fight”

FORMER consultative forum chairman Carlos Simons became the first candidate to officially throw his cap into the ring for the PNP leadership. Displaying charisma, humour and staunch patriotism, the eminent QC pledged he had what it takes to restore public faith in government. And with throngs of party stalwarts turning out for the official announcement, there was little doubt as to his level of support.

UK must admit blame and pay up, says FAC

BRITAIN must admit responsibility for its lack of oversight in the TCI and foot the bill for the costly prosecutions. That was the damning stance of the UK’s Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) – which also dubbed the July 2011 election timeframe “unrealistic”. The release of the committee’s report was thought likely to vindicate many Islanders who have long decried London’s failure to properly supervise the territory in recent years. But the idea of delaying general elections beyond 2011 could dismay those demanding a swift return to self-rule. continued next week

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Resort taps in to Grand Turk talent BEACHES Resort Turk and Caicos made a big splash in Grand Turk when a group of six recruiters took the successful Belongers-only job fair to the nation’s capital. Aimed at hiring Islanders for the upcoming 2011 tourism season, it’s the first time the event has been taken out of Provo.   Applicants were invited to attend the fair at the Anglican Church, where candidates were encouraged to apply and be interviewed for several positions at the resort.  Human resources manager, Monique McClean-Vaughn, said: “The resort is happy to extend the Belongers-only job fair and local talent recruit to Grand Turk. “We are continuing our efforts to explore all avenues to ensure that Belongers are indeed first and that recruitment efforts reach all Turks and Caicos residents.” Beaches Resort kicked off its local talent search in October since when it has seen a large number of Belongers and PRC holders in Providenciales secure permanent positions, ranging from line staff to management in over 20 departments.  Lorenzo Seymour, human resource trainee manager, added: “With the economic downturn, the resort felt it was necessary to take the job search initiatives to Grand Turk. “We understand that individuals may not have  the available funds to travel between Grand Turk and Providenciales for interviews, so we brought the interview to them. “We have interviewed several promising candidates and we are looking forward to recruiting some of the best talent Grand Turk has to offer. ” The human resource team has been actively promoting local talent at the resort and has successfully spearheaded the summer recruitment programme, which saw more than 50 students and new graduates secure summer internship and permanent positions as well as bring a huge increase in Belonger employees.  It has also been working closely with the sponsored school, Clement Howell High, to launch a successful internship placement programme. For more information about vacancies at Beaches, applicants can contact 9468000 or  mmvaughn@grp.



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SECURITY SERVICES SUPERVISOR Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Security Services Supervisor in the Business Systems & Information Technology Department. Description Design, implement, integrate and manage a comprehensive modern internal mechanical and electronic security, CCTV, and fire protection infrastructure throughout all PPC’s facilities in accordance with latest industrial standards and regulations. Main Duties • Conduct Risk Assessments of all Company Business Functions, provide sound and reliable solutions, keeping in pace with the changing market and economic conditions of the PPC’s strategic business environments. • Provide new and innovated techniques in the areas of facility security, monitoring and control. • Provide new and innovated techniques in investigation procedures and protocol. • Provide leadership and training to security and technical staff. • Conduct and document intensive and factual investigations. • Design, troubleshoot and maintain all aspects of PPC’s mechanical and electronic security, CCTV and Fire Protection systems throughout all PPC’s facilities. • Plan and oversee all Capital and Maintenance Security, CCTV and Fire Protection Projects. • Ensure that all projects come within budget. • Conduct Risk Assessments and make recommendations to Senior Management. • Provide training to internal security enforcement staff using proven industrial security training methods and standards. • Provide training to technical staff on security and fire protection systems. • Ensure that all employees and contractors perform their work in a safe manner according to the Company policies and procedures. • Provide input into the creation and implementation of Company Security Policies and Procedures. • Assist in the preparation of the Security Department Annual Budget. • Provide recommendations on future recruitment and terminations as required. • Provide supervision and monitoring of external security employees. • Provide periodical departmental reports. • Conduct periodic Health, Safety, Environment and Departmental meetings with employees. • Maintain all necessary departmental records for review and scrutiny. • Liaison between local Turks and Caicos and International law enforcement agencies. • Other duties as assigned. Minimum Requirements • Post high school diploma in related technical trade or law enforcement. • 15 years’ experience in law enforcement or private security industry. • Extensive knowledge of all mechanical and electronic infrastructures associated with Security Alarm equipment, Access Control, Fire Alarm and protection Equipment, CCTV Locking Devices and Vaults. • Extensive knowledge and skills relating to Microsoft Family of software products (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook). • Possess a valid driver’s license. • Must be bondable. • Excellent team player and team building skills. • Excellent written and oral communication skills. • Ability to deliver to strict deadlines and to work under pressure • Goal-oriented • Self-motivated Compensation • Salary Grade 12: $51,420.00 - $64,270.00 based on qualifications and ability. PPC offers a competitive compensation package for more information contact Director, Human Resources

Deadline for submission of application is January 21st, 2011. Please submit to:Director, Human Resources PPC Limited P. O. Box 132, Providenciales Turks & Caicos Islands Fax: 649-946-4532 Email address:

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The governor of Pakistan’s most dominant province was shot and killed Tuesday by a bodyguard who authorities said was angry about his opposition to blasphemy laws carrying the death sentence for insulting the Muslim faith. Punjab Gov. Salman Taseer, regarded as a moderate voice in a country increasingly beset by zealotry, was a close ally of U.S.-backed President Asif Ali Zardari. He is the highestprofile Pakistani political figure to be assassinated since former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto three years ago, and his death underscores the growing danger in this country to those who dare challenge the demands of Islamist

extremists. Taseer was riddled by gunshots while walking to his car after an afternoon meal at Kohsar Market, a shopping center in Islamabad popular with Westerners and wealthy Pakistanis. He was shot in the back, said Shaukat Kayani, a doctor at Poly Clinic Hospital. Initial reports indicated the suspected gunman, a police commando guarding Taseer, unloaded up to 26 rounds from a Kalashnikov automatic rifle. The gunman could have fired that number of rounds in a matter of seconds. Other guards then forced the police commando to the ground, according to police and hospital officials.

Commando of Pakistan’s Elite force Mumtaz Qadri, who allegedly killed Punjab’s governor Salman Taseer sits in a police vanin Islamabad, Pakistan on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011.

Flooded Australia city faces long wait to dry out BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Floodwaters in an inundated city on Australia’s northeastern coast held steady below their predicted peak on Wednesday as exhausted residents were warned they would face a long wait before the churning, muddy mess dries up. Residents of the waterlogged city of Rockhampton were hopeful the river had swelled to its highest level, with the mayor saying the community appeared to have been spared any further damage. Water from the overflowing Fitzroy

River has already swamped 200 homes and 100 businesses, while flooding elsewhere in northeastern Australia has forced thousands to evacuate. “It looks like it may have stabilised,” Mayor Brad Carter said. More than a week of pounding rains that started just before Christmas left much of northeastern Australia under a sea of water that is making its way through river systems toward the ocean. Around 1,200 homes in Queensland have been

inundated, with another 10,700 suffering some damage, Queensland Premier Anna Bligh said Wednesday. Four thousand residents evacuated from their homes in the flood zone, which spans an area greater than France and Germany combined. The deluge has ruined crops, closed most of the state’s lucrative coal mines and caused “catastrophic” damage to Queensland’s transport systems, Bligh told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio.




Whereas ANDREW JAMES NEWLANDS on behalf of SANDCASTLE ESTATES LTD., McCollum & Newlands, The Market Place, Leeward Highway, Providenciales has declared that the Land Certificate for the above mentioned title number(s) registered in his/her their name was inadvertently mislaid and cannot be found. Take note that I, Grisilda Carol Smith, Acting Registrar of Lands, shall issue a new land certificate for the said title within six weeks of the date of the first publication of this Notice in a local newspaper and the Gazette. Dated the 17th day of December 2010 Signed …....................................…………………………………….. Witnessed …...................................………………………………….



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Texan declared innocent after 30 years in prison DALLAS (AP) — A Texas man declared innocent Tuesday after 30 years in prison had at least two chances to make parole and be set free — if only he would admit he was a sex offender. But Cornelius Dupree Jr. refused to do so, doggedly maintaining his innocence in a 1979 rape and robbery, in the process serving more time for a crime he didn’t commit than any other Texas inmate exonerated by DNA evidence. “Whatever your truth is, you have to stick with it,” Dupree, 51, said Tuesday, minutes after a Dallas judge overturned his conviction. Nationally, only two others exonerated by DNA evidence spent more time in prison, according to the Innocence Project, a New York legal centre that specialises in wrongful conviction cases and represented Dupree. James Bain was wrongly imprisoned for 35 years in Florida, and Lawrence McKinney spent more than 31 years in a Tennessee prison. Dupree was sentenced to 75 years in prison in 1980 for the rape and robbery of a 26year-old Dallas woman a year earlier. He was released in July on mandatory supervision, and lived under house arrest until October. About a week after his release, DNA test results came back proving his innocence in the sexual assault. A day after his release,

This undated handout photo provided by The Innocence Project shows Cornelius Dupree Jr., right, and his wife Selma Perkins Dupree.

Dupree married his fiancee, Selma. The couple met two decades ago while he was in prison. His exoneration hearing was delayed until Tuesday while authorities retested the DNA and made sure it was a match to the victim. Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins supported Dupree’s innocence claim. Looking fit and trim in a dark suit, Dupree stood through most of the short hearing, until state district Judge Don Adams told him, “You’re free to go.” One of Dupree’s lawyers, Innocence Project Co-Director Barry Scheck, called it “a glorious day.” “It’s a joy to be free again,” Dupree said. This latest wait was nothing for Dupree, who was up for parole as recently as 2004.

He was set to be released and thought he was going home, until he learned he first would have to attend a sex offender treatment programme. Those in the programme had to go through what is known as the “four R’s.” They are recognition, remorse, restitution and resolution, said Jim Shoemaker, who served two years with Dupree in the Boyd Unit south of Dallas. “He couldn’t get past the first part,” said Shoemaker, who drove up from Houston to attend Dupree’s hearing. Shoemaker said he spent years talking to Dupree in the prison recreation yard, and always believed his innocence. “I got a lot of flak from the guys on the block,” Shoemaker said. “But I always believed him. He has a quiet, peaceful demeanor.” Under Texas compensation laws for the wrongly imprisoned, Dupree is eligible for $80,000 for each year he was behind bars, plus a lifetime annuity. He could receive $2.4 million in a lump sum that is not subject to federal income tax. The compensation law, the nation’s most generous, was passed in 2009 by the Texas Legislature after dozens of wrongly convicted men were released from prison. Texas has freed 41 wrongly convicted inmates through DNA since 2001 — more than any other state.

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The Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands invites suitably qualified persons to apply for the post of

Temporary Projects Manager – Capacity Building (Courts of Law).

This job presents an opportunity to work in a unique environment in a British Overseas Territory. Main responsibilities: • Manage the recruitment, appointment and training of extra court service staff required for the TCI judicial system • Liaison with all persons and/or departments involved to ensure that all building work for the expansion of the Courts is completed on time for the efficient and timely conduct of trials • Co-ordination of the timely ordering, supply and fitting of furniture in the courtrooms, chambers and office accommodation • Ensure that all necessary equipments for the administering and conduct of trials are provided • Manage logistical arrangements for the visiting judges Personal Qualifications: The successful candidate must possess: • At least 10 years experience as a Clerk of Court, or similar, in a common law jurisdiction • Practical experience and strong competency in the administration and management of works programmes • Practical knowledge of the security, administration and management requirements of court facilities • Good negotiating skills, especially with contractors and suppliers • Demonstrable budget management skills • Proven track record of strong leadership and management skills. The successful candidate will be highly experienced, flexible, able to form relationships quickly and able to demonstrate good judgement and strategic thinking in the execution of their duties. Experience in the public service of a British Overseas Territory or a small independent common law jurisdiction would be a distinct advantage. Salary: A basic salary of US$90,000 pro rata per annum, plus appropriate allowances. The package will be negotiable based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate. Benefits Include: Housing, telephone and travel allowances. A 15% gratuity will be paid on satisfactory completion of the contract. Appointment: Will be subject to medical fitness and will be for a contract period of six months (with the possibility of a short extension). The successful candidate should be prepared to commence their duties before the end of February 2011. Application Procedure: Persons interested in this position may obtain terms of reference from the Office of Public Service Management, Turks and Caicos Islands Government, Grand Turk. Tel: +1 649 946 2801 Fax: +1 649 946 1582 E-mail: Application letters along with supporting documentation should be returned on or before 14 January 2011 by email to both the following addresses:



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A Senior Engineer is required with the following qualifications • 20 years of construction experience of which 5 years must be qualifiable overseas international experience • Bachelors Degree in civil Engineering from accredited college • PE/CEng • Must be willing to travel Send inquires to: Norstar Group Ltd. P.O. Box 532 Suite 2-C, Courtyard Plaza Leeward Highway Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands Telephone: 649-941-3500/3600 or fax: 649-941-3608 6291

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Applicant must have a minimum of 3 years hands-on experience in 5 Star Resort and at least 3 years working as a therapist. Must be trained and certified by an accredited school in ALL of the following: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Prenatal, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial, Reflexology, Facials, and Manicures and Pedicures. Applicant must be certified in ass areas in addition 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 great customer service skills and be upbeat and positive.

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Sous Chef Requirements: • Education from a formal culinary institution is required. Kitchen terminology required. • Perform mathematical calculation including but not limited to conversion of recipes, inventories etc • Advanced culinary and artistic skills, cooking methods, knowledge of all different kitchen departments and product identification. • Prepare weekly rosters and payroll reports. • Ensure that all check lists are completed, Haccp, production, etc. • Enforce Health and Hygiene regulations within the kitchen and heighten staff’s awareness of good personal and food hygiene practices and procedures, i.e. cleaning of kitchen, storage, handling of food, etc. Salary Range: Commensurate based on qualification and experience

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We are seeking to recruit a Senior Corporate/ Commercial Solicitor who has extensive real estate and development experience. The applicant must have been qualified for at least ten (10) years. Salary profit share will be commensurate with experience. Application with CV and cover letter should be forwarded to: The Laborer Department and to the Office Manager at Skippings Rutley, P.O. Box 796, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands

Director of Central Reservations Manager Requirements: • Oversee the daily operations of the central reservations department for both Grace Bay Club and Veranda Resort. • Previous experience in Reservations Department • Maintain the Opera PMS system, including building rates, packages, configuration, promotions, daily close outs, etc. • Manage all of the Tour operator accounts for both Grace Bay Club and Veranda Resorts. • Oversees the VIP/Sales Coordinator position • Execute proper SOP standards • Responsible for achieving monthly room revenue goals. Salary Range: Commensurate based on qualification and experience

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Requirements: • Possess 2 years experience in a Supervisory role at a high-end resort • Possess knowledge of proper cleaning techniques, requirements, and use of equipment • Assisting the Executive Housekeeper in the day –to-day management and operation of the Housekeeping Department • Possess knowledge of proper cleaning supplies and chemical handling. • Assist the Executive Housekeeper to supervise the Housekeeping Staff, ensuring the standards of the hotel are met • Assist with administration duties, such as timesheets and tracking lost and found property. • Perform the Executive Housekeeper’s duties when not unavailable Salary Range: Commensurate based on qualification and experience


Requirements: • 5+ years sales experience for luxury, high end markets • Through knowledge of all aspects of sales and marketing • Ability to work independently or in a team • Ability to “close the deal” in selling situations • Presentation and public speaking • Direct Marketing experience • Trade show experience • Ability to work nights, week-ends and holidays Salary Range: Commensurate based on qualification and experience.

Interested persons can contact our Human Resources Department no later than January 21, 2011 @ (649) 946-5050 Ext. 1050 Email: or Fax: (649) 946-5758 P.O. Box 128 Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies


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Asking Price $1250 p/m (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

*********************** 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


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

Contact 332-8571 Deadline for applications is January 10th, 2011


Job Listings




Is looking for a

Is looking for a

Is looking for

Is currently looking to employ a

HOUSEKEEPER Contact 242-1402

Labourers Is looking for 2

To work in North Caicos. Must be able to work 5 days per week. Salary $5.50 per hour.

Contact 232-5262


Deadline for applications is January 12th, 2011

CRANDELL LIGHTBOURNE Is looking to fill the following positions:



Domestic Worker

To work 6 days per week. Salary $6.50 per hour

To work 5 days per week salary $5.50 per hour

2 Labourers

Contact 241-5615




Contact Max Hamilton @

KAREN GIBSON Is seeking to employ a

Is seeking to employ a

Domestic Worker

Domestic Worker To work Monday

• Must be willing to work 5 days per week • Must be trustworthy and reliable Hours are 8:00am – 4:00pm Salary $5.00 per hour

thru Friday 7:30am to 4:30pm. Salary $5.00 per hour.


Contact: Tate Forbes at 946-4472

Deadline for applications is January 10th, 2011

To fix jewelry salary $5.50 per hour. Must be able to work 5 days.

Contact 241-2866



to work Monday thru Friday salary $5.00 per hour

Yard Watchman to work 7 days per week salary $5.00 per hour

Contact 331-1809 Deadline for application for deadline is January 10th, 2011


Chukka Caribbean Adventures (TCI) Ltd. In association with a leading Nature Adventure tour company with affiliated facilities in Jamaica, Turks & Caicos Islands, and Belize invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the position of:


To work 6 days per week. Salary $6.50 per hour.


Contact 241-8388

JewelLEry Repairmen


Must be able to work weekends and holidays. Salary $5.50 per hour.

Contact 243-3204

Between the hours of 9:00am – 3:00pm

To work 5 days per week salary $5.50 per hour.

Laundry Supervisor needed


Deadline for applications is January 10th, 2010

Attention: Dane L. Underwood Managing Director West Bay Club 649-946-8550



Must have at least 4 years experience must be willing to work 5 days per week salary $10.00 per hour.

GOLDSMITH is looking for 2

Sales Clerk

Who will be responsible for the daily maintenance of several building and its surrounding. Must be able to speak English. Must be trustworthy and have a pleasant attitude. Must be able to work weekend, holidays and overtime. Must be able to take on any other duties that may be assigned to you must be able to work with little or no supervision salary is based on minimum wages of $5-$6 per hour all applicants must possess a valid driver’s license Please submit all application between 9am and 5pm Monday thru Friday to:


Contact 343-2891


To work 5 days per week depending on the weather. Salary based on commission.










FAX: (649) 946-4661



PHONE: (649) 946-4664


Contact 244-8820


The successful applicant must satisfy the following: • Must be a holder of a General Drivers License for at least 3 years • Must be at least 25 years old • Must have operated a tourist passenger vehicle for at least 3 years • Defensive driving certificate or an excellent driving record would be an asset • Have a valid passport • Be willing to travel and do an internship in Jamaica • Be well-spoken • Any other prior experience in the tourism industry would be an asset • Be CPR and First Aid trained • Must have experience in the tour guiding business • Be able to work on own initiative • Must be a competent swimmer NOTE: Any applicant, who does not possess all of the necessary requirements but would like to apply, may be considered for immediate training at one of our facilities in Jamaica once found suitable for the position.

Applications must be sent to: CHUKKA CARIBBEAN ADVENTURES (TCI) LTD. C/o Morris Cottingham Hibiscus Square, Pond Street P.O Box 156, Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands Phone: 649-332-1339, Fax: 649-946-2503. Email: All applications must be received no later than December 30th, 2010


January 8 - 14, 2011



PHONE: (649) 946-4664

January 8 - 14, 2011



FAX: (649) 946-4661



AUCTION SALES TWO OPERATORS To work on the following equipments: dozer, roller, backhoe, grader, dump truck, excavator etc. must have knowledge of all the above equipment work a minimum of 44 hour per week holidays and weekends if necessary salary will be based on experience and performance must have at least 10 – 15 years

Notice is hereby given that the Chargee (holder of charge), pursuant to the Registered Land Ordinance, will cause to be sold by Public Auction the following properties outside the offices of Miller Simon O’Sullivan, Upper Floor, East Wing, Beatrice Butterfield Building, Butterfield Square, Providenciales at 10 a.m. on 7 January 2011: 1. Title No. 60900/171, Leeward Going Through, Providenciales Registered Proprietor: Sandra Ariza


Fax resume to 649-946-4945

Comprising 0.76 acre parcel with a substantially complete single-storey dwelling house located on the south side of the Grace Bay Road, consisting four bedrooms, three bathrooms, living room, family room, dining room and kitchen with breakfast room.

Corey’s Funeral Chapel Limited

2. Title No. 60715/210 Cheshire Hall & Richmond Hill, Providenciales Registered Proprietor: Lincoln Hudson Ferriera Comprising 0.54 acre parcel with bare land containing dense indigenous bush and mature trees and is accessed via turning off the unpaved Turtle Creek Drive, which runs from the west of the Shell Station and proceeding southerly until the T junction, the subject land is accessed by taking the western turning and following the road until just before the canal starts to curve, where the subject land is located on the right hand side immediately fronting the canal.

P.O. Box 520 East Leeward Highway, Providenciales Telephone: 649-941-4114/649-231-1915


3. Title No. 61110/25, Long Bay Hills, Providenciales Registered Proprietor: Hugh Williams and Kimberly Ewing Williams


Comprising 0.89 acre parcel with a partially complete residential building on a residential lot in the Long Bay area. Neighbourhood is residential although sparsely developed. Property is on the south side of an unpaved cul-de-sac in Long Bay Hills residential sub-division. The property is elevated at its roadside section and the land slopes down steeply in a south-easterly direction.

To work Monday thru Friday from 9:00am – 2:00pm salary $5.50.

4. Title No. 60905/155K5, Leeward Going Through, Providenciales Registered Proprietor: Whale Watchers Ltd


Contact 649-231-1918

Comprising 0.96 acre parcel containing a partially complete commercial development located on Front Street, Grand Turk with potential to be used for office or residential units.

deadline for applications is January 12th, 2010

5. Title No. 10304/142, 143, 144, Central, Grand Turk Registered proprietor: - Renaissance 105 Co Ltd


Located in the Vila Renaissance comprising of twenty-eight luxurious one, two and three bedroom beachfront villas located in the main accommodation. Located in the middle of the core area of development in Grace Bay area. The property is Unit 105, Villa Renaissance. Unit 105 is an ocean front lower floor two-bedroom end of terrace unit, which is located to the eastern portion of the main beach accommodation block. Unit has 2,664 Unit entitlement and 1,700 square foot gross external area. Entrance foyer, living/dining area, kitchen, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, laundry closet, balcony off living area, storage and closet space, dedicated parking space and use of all facilities including the communal pool, fitness centre and pool bar.

Is looking for a

Beautician Must have at least 3 years experience working in a salon. Must be able to work 6 days per week. Salary $200 per week.

6. Title 60503/143 Blue Hills and Stamers Run, Providenciales Registered Proprietor: Delroy Christian Lightbourne Comprising 0.35 acre parcel with one storey residence and is accessed via turning off the unsurfaced portion of Millennium Highway. The turning to the property is found via taking the left immediately prior the High School when travelling in a North West direction and the property is located at the end of the marl access road. The building consists of four bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen/dining and living area, open deck and gazebo, external bathroom and block work storage area

Contact 342-2182

Interested buyers should contact Curtis Small at FirstCaribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Ltd (Barbados: Tel 01 246 467 1616; fax 01 246 431 0691) or the local branch Credit Counsellor at FirstCaribbean International Bank (Bahamas) Ltd, Leeward Highway, Providenciales on tel 649 946 4245 ext 343 7. Title No. 60900/216, Leeward Going Through, Providenciales Registered Proprietor: Pelican Estates Ltd. The property to be sold comprises four (4) acres of undeveloped land located in the Leeward area of Providenciales – see location map below. Please note that, for appropriate qualified buyers, financing may be available for part of the purchase price.



TEL: 649-94-4411 FAX: 649-946-4945


To work, diagnostic & troubleshooting on the following engines: Suzuki, Evinrude, Johnson, Mercury, Seadoo. Marine mechanical repairs and rigging boat (wiring instrument gauges & engines) salary will be based on experience and performance must have at least 10 – 15 years



Conditions of Auction and draft Agreement for Purchase and Sale, Block Plan and Registry may be had from the Chargee’s attorneys, Miller Simons O’Sullivan, P.O. Box 260, Beatrice Butterfield Building, Butterfield Square, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies, Telephone 1-649-946-4650, Fax 1-649-9464663, email:, Attention: Timothy P. O’Sullivan, Managing Partner.

January 8 - 14, 2011


PHONE: (649) 946-4664





35 FAX: (649) 946-4661




4 days a week. Salary $ 6.00 per hour.

Salary $5.00 per hour • Must be able to do general cleaning • Must be trustworthy and reliable • Must be able to work independently • Must be willing to work flexible hours Deadline January 4th, 2011

One Store Manager 6193

Contact 345-9773

Contact 241-0777

Island Pride Supermarket


Veronica Clarke

Catch The Wave

Is seeking one

Is looking for a

Sales Clerk Labourer To work 6 days To work 5 days per week. Salary 5.00 an hour.

per week salary $600 per week


Contact 941-3037

Contact 241 9180 Deadline for applicants 7 January 1011



Telephone: 946-5754/Fax: 946-5166

Seeking a

Mechanic & a plumber

Three Labourers Applicant must be physical, able-bodied individuals capable of lifting heavy loads and working with cement. Wages: from $6.00 per hour

Submit applications to by December 23, 2010 to: Butterfield Gold Ltd., Human Resource Department, Town Center Mall Providenciales, Tel: 649-946-4211

JOB DESCRIPTION The CFO will be responsible for the overall management of the company's financial and accounting requirements and assist with Human Resources, particularly where it relates to the staffing of the Finance Department.


GARDENER Salary Starts at $5.00 per hour. Only Turks Islander need to apply


Colombian Emeralds International Colombian Emeralds International “The World’s foremost Emerald Jeweller” with over 50 stores worldwide has exciting career opportunities


• Retail Jewelry Sales experience • Excellent Customer Care focus • Teamwork and ability to meet company objectives

Buttefield Gold

One Chief Financial Officer

Salary $8.00 per hour. Applicant must be willing to work six days.

Contact 243.8210

@@ Over ten (10) years experience in supermarket retail and wholesale management. @@ Applicant must have current product knowledge of the retail industry and record ability to achieve the budget financial and operating results including sales profitability and wage percentage. @@ Must have experience in managing the human resource activities. @@ Must have the ability to identify, develop and direct the implementation of business strategy and report to owners on organizational plans. @@ Applicant must be able to work extended hours including nights, weekend and holidays. Pay commensurate with experience salary range form $65,000.00 - $75,000.00

• Trustworthy dependable & willing to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays • Ability to achieve goals as outlined by management

Forward your CV’s & Cover letters to: Nordica Dell Colombian Emeralds International Beaches Resort, Turks & Caicos Islands Fax: 1-649-941-2333. (No Phone Calls)

@@ A bachelor’s degree in accounting, with coursework in business law is required. (CMA preferred) @@ Minimum of 8 years professional experience @@ Experience in Internal Control, Finance & Accounting @@ Must have experience with recurring revenue business model and knowledge of FASB/GAAP reporting requirements with regard to deferred revenue. @@ Experience as a senior manager in a rapidly growing company @@ Proven ability to maintain credibility and confidence level with bank and/or vendors/suppliers @@ The applicant is able to demonstrated knowledge and experience in establishing and working with staff benefits, including staff investments and savings schemes. @@ Experience with selection and implementation of accounting and billing systems @@ Experience negotiating and managing business contracts and compliance with customer privacy law @@ Experience in multiple company/location environment @@ Must a have solid knowledge of Excel and/or Lotus 123 and ability to do complex forecasting. @@ Knowledge of QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions/QuickBooks would be an asset. Emoluments based on qualifications and experience.

Please submit cover letter with CV to Butterfield Gold Ltd., Admin & Finance Dept., Town Centre Mall, Providenciales or by fax to 649 941 5777


FAX: (649) 946-4661



Is seeking a


Qualified Electricians

Is seeking to employ a Skilled



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

POSITION AVAILABLE The West bay Club is seeking a suitably qualified applicant to fill the post of:

Managing Director JOB SUMMARY: Manages and is responsible for all facets of day-to-day operations of The West Bay Club including but not limited to: owner and guest relations, food and beverage services, overnight accommodations, amenities, Strata Corporation management, cost and budget analysis, and quality assurance. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Manages and is responsible for all facets of day-to-day operations of The West bay Club including Club Administration, Spa & fitness center, Food & Beverage, Lodging, Grounds Maintenance, Security and Strata Corporation. 2. Manages departmental budgets in cooperation with the department heads to ensure expenses are contained and budgetary goals are met. 3. Responsible for establishing Club goals and objectives; devises strategic planning and implementation procedures to achieve such goals and objectives in both the short-term and long-term. 4. Responsible for Total Quality Assurance (TQA) in all areas of operations. 5. Maintain outstanding owner, guest, and employee relations. Handles situations in an efficient and professional manner, conducting thorough research when warranted, and making swift decisions when necessary. 6. Works in conjunction with Human Resources in the hiring, training, and evaluation of personnel. Recommends disciplinary action and change in status/merit increases as necessary. ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBLITIES: 1. Performs additional related duties as required and assists other departments as requested. 2. Treats all owners, guests, and co-workers in a friendly, respectful manner in accordance with the standards of excellence set forth by The West bay Club. 3. Understands and follows policies and procedures of the department, the Strata Corporation and the West bay Club overall.

For commercial and residential installations

• Must have at least 10 years experience in the commercial field. • Salary negotiable depending on level of experience.

Please fax resume to 941 7626

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 regarding above positions with contact number to 941 7626. 6273

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

Contact 241-1153

DEBBIE TRAGER Is looking for a

is looking to fill the following positions:

Labourer To work 5 days per week salary $6.00 per hour


Domestic Worker To work 5 days per week

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

salary $5.00 per hour.

Contact 242-3883

Contact 244-8584 Belongers only need apply

JOB VACANCIES 1) DIVE INSTRUCTORS Looking for SCUBA Diving instructors with experience in the Turks and Caicos Islands dive industry to conduct dive courses, lead dives and snorkel trips and assist on other eco-adventure activities at Big Blue. Applicants must be a current PADI dive instructor and have the skills and personality for sales, reservations, & public relations. Starting salary of $2500 per month. Please drop resume and cover letter to Big Blue at the Leeward Marina between the hours of 8am to 5pm or e-mail to You will be contacted for an interview if successful and the deadline for applications is 31st Jan 2011. Positions start in Feb and Mar 2011.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality/Hotel Management or related field and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) or Doctorate. 2. Minimum of 7 years experience in the management of an upscale property. 3. Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, as well as project a positive, professional image to supervising personnel, co-workers, subordinates, the media, representatives from civic organizations, business professionals, Owners, guests, and the general public. 4. Excellent oral and written communication skills and advanced computer skills required. 5. Strong management, financial acumen and supervisory skills. 6. General knowledge of all amenities offered at The West bay Club. 7. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Only Belongers need Apply


Salary range is 90K to 110K


Closing Date for Applications is January 28th, 2011. Applications must be submitted in written form, addressed to:

PO Box 260 Beatrice Butterfield Building Butterfield Square Providenciales


Worker/ Contact 241-8432


Been MEP Co. Ltd


PHONE: (649) 946-4664

January 8 - 14, 2011

Looking for persons with experience and qualifications in the field of Marine Biology to join Big Blue’s team of eco-tour guides and dive instructors. Applicants must have experience in tropical waters and be able to lead educational kayak, paddleboard, snorkel, scuba diving and sightseeing eco-adventures. Applicants must have a current first aid and CPR certificate and have the personality for sales, public relations and education. Starting salary of $2500 per month. Please drop resume and cover letter to Big Blue at the Leeward Marina between the hours of 8am to 5pm or e-mail to You will be contacted for an interview if successful and the deadline for applications is 21st Jan 2011. Positions start in Feb and Mar 2011.

Looking for a kite-boarding instructor with at least 3 years experience teaching the sport. Applicants must have an additional 2 years experience kite-boarding and have the patience for long hours working in the sea & sun. Starting salary $2500 per month. Please drop resume and cover letter to Big Blue at the Leeward Marina between the hours of 8am to 5pm or e-mail to The deadline for applications is 21st Jan 2011. Position starts Feb 2011. 6272



January 8 - 14, 2011





Labourer LABOURER Contact 231-1391

Is looking for

Part-time position for a Cook/ Housekeeper. Twenty hours per week must be able to work weekends, nights and holidays salary $10.00 per hour must have own transportation.

3 Labourers,

946-4664 3 Domestic OR EMAIL



Contact 245-4792

Needed to work 6 days per week salary $5.50 per hour



Call today to advertise

Is seeking a

To work 5 days per week. Salary $5.50 per hour.

FAX: (649) 946-4661





Chief Installer/ Glazier Based in Providenciales

Needed to work 8 hours per week salary $7.00 per hour.

To work 5 days per week salary $5.00 per hour. Contact 241-5554

Contact 331-1809 Closing date for applications is January 21st, 2011 Belongers only need apply


PHONE: (649) 946-4664

January 8 - 14, 2011




Is looking for a


4 Domestic Workers 4 Laborers 3 Gardeners 1 Recording Engineer

We are looking to employ a Senior Glazer with a minimum of 10 years experience in the glass industry who is mature, responsible and have leadership qualities. Must be fully conversant in all aspects of commercial installations from storefront to curtain wall systems, security doors and all types of hurricane protection, canopies and glass balustrades. A certified glazers certificate from a reputable organization, as well as computer skills, preferably with a working knowledge of both Excel spreadsheets and Word documents and a daily use of web and email is a “must have�. In addition to the above, the person we are seeking will be able to read architectural drawings, taking concise field dimensions for quoting and ordering, seeing projects through from inception to completion.


Salary $5.00 per hour, Monday thru Saturday

To work 5 days per week. Salary $150.00 per week.

Contact 245-6412

Contact 344-6521




If you posses ALL theses qualities and are fluent in English, both oral and written, please supply a copy of your resume to

Is looking for a

The Glass Shack Building, Leeward Highway, Providenciales, or email to

Is looking for a


Creative Designer


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

Salary: $10 per hour Contact Person: Mario Mamet Location: P.O. Box 238, TC Millwork, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands Contact: Phone; 649-231-4537

Salary $9.00 per hour. Must be able to work 5 days per week.


Skills Required for Creative Designer: Applicant must have a B.F.A. in design or similar field individual must have ten years professional experience in interior decorating or design knowledge of carpentry, joinery, cabinetmaking, faux finishing and wood type are essential individual should have familiarity with island construction, importing processes and paperwork, all PC computer applications as well as proficiency in Auto-Cad, Adobe Photoshop, and Google Sketch Duties: Design cabinetry, furniture and other millshop products provide repair, refinishing and faux finishing for required items provide custom mural and painted artworks consult and advise clients in a professional and courteous manner create on site measurements, sketches and photography provide renovation and remodeling plans and carry out work needed prepare all advertising and marketing materials style photograph and catalog finished projects prepare order for materials in a timely and prudent manner assist with daily millshop operation as needed must be professional and courteous applicants please send a resume via preferred contact method 6215

Contact 231-6153 6249


Belongers only need apply


MISICK AND STANBROOK Is seeking to fill the following positions:

SENIOR LITIGATION ATTORNEYS @@A minimum of ten years experience in advocacy in all types and levels of litigation with emphasis on complex commercial matters, civil and criminal litigation (including fraud, money laundering and confiscation proceedings) @@Salary commensurate with experience @@Closing date for applications: January 5th, 2011

Applicants should please send detailed CV with the names of two referees to Deveraux Malcolm, Misick and Stanbrook, via fax (649) 946 4734 or e-mail to

January 8 - 14, 2011


PHONE: (649) 946-4664




FORBES POOL SERVICE Is looking for a


Pursuant to the provisions of the Registered Land Ordinance, British Caribbean Bank Limited, Governor’s Road, Leeward, Providenciales HEREBY GIVES NOTICE that it will cause to be sold by public auction the following properties:



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

Contact 244-7088

FAX: (649) 946-4661

VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY!! the largest readership in the turks & caicos

TITLE 60902/111 Leeward Going Through Providenciales

DESCRIPTION REGISTERED PROPRIETOR 1 residential luxury home and 1 guest house Henry Clark on Pinta Lane with canal frontage located on 0.92 acres of land

60904/216,217,218,221 222,351,352,514 Leeward Going Through Providenciales

7.65 acres of adjoining raw land located at the entrance of Leeward Development. Zoned – Hotel/Tourism

Clarke Properties (TCI) Ltd

The auction will be held on Thursday 6th January, 2011 at 10:00am at the offices of the British Caribbean Bank Limited, Governor’s Road, Leeward, Providenciales. Conditions of sale may be obtained from the British Caribbean Bank Limited and further inquiries may be directed to the Risk Management Unit @ 1-649-941-5028 ext 302. ALL SALES ARE SUBJECT TO RESERVE; 10% DEPOSIT REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY AFTER SUCCESSFUL BID.





The Turks and Caicos Islands National Insurance Board wishes to invite suitably qualified individuals for consideration for appointment to the following executive position.

The Turks and Caicos Islands National Insurance Board wishes to invite suitably qualified individuals for consideration for appointment to the post of Human Resource Manager at its Grand Turk Head Office.


Human Resources and Administration Manager – TCINIB

Duties and Responsibilities Reporting to the Director, the Deputy Director-Corporate Services will have primary responsibility for ensuring the effective delivery of the results required from the sub-functions of Finance and Accounting, Investment, Marketing, Information Technology and Human Resources and Administration. This position is a critical part of the Executive Management Team and the incumbent effects corporate oversight over a range of non-insurance activities. The functions of Finance and Accounting, Investment, Marketing, Information Technology and Human Resources and Administration are all expected to make significant demands on the managerial capabilities of the successful candidate.

Duties and Responsibilities Reporting to the Deputy Director Corporate Services, the Human Resources and Administration Manager is generally accountable for the human resource management infrastructure, related institutional policies and support systems which facilitate the attraction, management, development and retention of the human resources required to effectively achieve the stated objectives of the Turks and Caicos Islands National Insurance Board.


Requirements The successful candidate must have well-entrenched strategic thinking skills and must evidence the same ease in investment management decision-making as he/ she should evidence in treating with information technology or human resource management challenges. The applicant’s knowledge of national insurance, social security or finance/banking operations will aid considerably in the selection decisionmaking process. The Turks and Caicos Islands National Insurance Board will consider applicants who possess no less than a Master’s Degree preferably in Business and at least eight (8) years related experience at a senior management level. The successful candidate will be appointed on a permanent basis subject to the completion of a successful period of probation. The compensation and benefits which attend this position will be commensurate with the qualifications, experience and potential of the successful applicant. Salary will be in the Salary Range of Senior Management VII $90,001 to $95,550 per annum. Your application along with detailed curriculum vitae must be addressed in a sealed envelope to reach no later than January 14, 2011 to:

The Secretary Turks and Caicos Islands National Insurance Board Misick Building, Church Folly, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos, BWI.

Requirements The successful candidate must be a matured, seasoned and highly motivated, resultsoriented team player that is committed to HR development and problem solving. The individual must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Knowledge of National Insurance operations will be an asset. The Turks and Caicos Islands National Insurance Board will consider applicants that possess not less than a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management and at least five (5) years related experience, two (2) of which must be at senior managerial level. Experience must include hands-on responsibility for the full scope of human resources activities. The successful candidate will be appointed on a permanent basis subject to the completion of a successful period of probation. The compensation and benefits which attend this position will be commensurate with the qualifications, experience and potential of the successful applicant. Salary will be in the Salary Range Management VI $70,001 to $90,000. Your application along with detailed curriculum vitae must be addressed in a sealed envelope to reach no later than January 14, 2011 to:

The Secretary Turks and Caicos Islands National Insurance Board Misick Building Church Folly Grand Turk Turks and Caicos, BWI.



PHONE: (649) 946-4664




Turks and Caicos Institute of Professional Studies is seeking full time and part-time Lecturers in the following areas:

A Providenciales tourism marketing company has a position available for an experienced e-reservation and marketing specialist with five to seven years of experience and in-depth knowledge of on-line travel booking sites and processes.

Language • Psychology • Business Communications • Computer Application

• This person will assist updating the web-based reservations booking software, training other agents on how to use it and preparing commission and booking reports.

Interested applicants must posses at least a Bachelors in the related area graduate degree preferred, 2 years experience teaching at College level and experience with online learning. Salary commensurate with experience.

Please submit applications no later than Tuesday January 11, 2011 to

Contact 941-8480

FAX: (649) 946-4661

E-Reservation Marketing Specialist

Lecturers Needed • Intro to HR • Intro to Business • Hospitality • Principles of Mgt. • English as a Second

To work 5 days per week. Salary $800 per month.

January 8 - 14, 2011

• The qualified candidate should have a college degree in a travel / tourism or related field, experience working in a call-center and the ability to effectively interact with hotel reservations managers.


• Annual salary will range from $25 000 to $35 000 a year depending on skills and experience, part of the salary will be commissioned based. • The position will involve shift work, including working weekends, holidays and nights. A valid driver’s license, as well as owning a car is required. Belongers only need apply

Wishes to recruit a

Technical Coordinator

Fax resume, cover letter and a minimum of three professional references to 941-4219 by January 19, 2011

• Duties include coordinating the technical operations of a multifaceted, three-pronged consultancy firm, assisting in developing operational procedures and logistics, drafting contracts, assisting in the methodical execution of activities in line with established procedures and budgets, assisting with project implementation and review of project reports, and liaise with clients both locally and internationally etc.


• Applicants must have a First-degree in Business Management, minimum 5 years post qualification experience in technical operations, accounting management experience, must be computer literate especially in Microsoft Word, Access and Excel, must be punctual, responsible and have the ability to work on own initiative, have a valid TCI driver’s license, own transportation, willing to work weekends and holidays, & have a clean police record. • Salary between $21000- 22000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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

Patrol Dog Handler/ Security Specialist WAGE/SALARY: $7.50/hr plus lodging. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Must be comfortable working with Police Dogs. Prior experience as patrol dog handler and security worker essential. Must have training in martial arts/self defense and be physically fit and capable of controlling and restraining a large, powerful dog. Must provide satisfactory proof of clean police record. Fluency in English required. NOTE: Must be willing to reside on Pine Cay on a full time basis and work nights, as required. DUTIES: Include security patrols with police dogs, including night patrols; response to security problems as needed; Feeding and caring for dogs; exercising and training dogs; assistance in fire control response. STARTING DATE: March 16, 2011 Contact Person and Contact Information: Send resume with references (with contact information) and your contact information (mailing address, e-mail address, phone number) plus police record and copy of passport to Beverly Plachta by e-mail to manager@ or by fax to 941-7010. Please respond by January 20, 2011. Additional Information: Belongers need only apply. All qualified applicants will be interviewed.

WBC Management, Ltd. is seeking a suitable applicant to fill the post of: 6211

Please forward resume to the Manager, ETS, Long Bay, Providenciales or email

Quality Assurance Specialist JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for ensuring standard processes are put in place, followed and improved at all DPS Managed properties including but not limited to: • • • • • • •

Lodging department processes and procedures Front of the house operations processes and procedures. Preventative Maintenance processes and procedures. Food & Beverage processes and procedures. Development of standard procurement processes and procedures Process re engineering of the above to promote continuous improvement. Any other duties as may be assigned by the Managing Director

Requirements - The applicant must have:

• At least five (5) years experience in Process development within a large organization. • 4 year college degree or equivalent experience in manufacturing, hospital process development or service industry process development. • The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, as well as project a positive, professional image to Management, co-workers, subordinates, members and guests. • Excellent oral and written communication and advanced computer skills required. • Strong background in process development and quality improvement.

The applicant must be:

• • • • • •

Critical in attention to detail. knowledgeable of CPR, first aid, fire prevention able to understand and speak English fluently able to work under pressure physically fit, dependable and hard working in possession of a clean police record

Salary range is $20,000 to $25,000 depending on experience and results. Only Belonger’s need apply. Applications must be addressed to:

Human Resources Director WBC Management TCI, Ltd. Lower Bight Road Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, BWI via fax at 649-941-3722 or email at Closing Date for Applications is January 28th 2011.

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POSITION AVAILABLE The West Bay Club is seeking a suitably qualified applicant to fill the post of:

Is seeking to employ

Financial Controller

ONE RENTAL AGENT • Must be Customer Service oriented • Must be computer literate • Must be fluent in English • Must have a valid driver’s license and clean police record

– Resort & Club/Property Owners Association (POA)


Responsible for the introduction, implementation and supervision of the Hotel and Club/ POA accounting and financial functions, coordinates budget planning, and complete financial reporting in a timely manner. Oversee the administration and financial controls of the Resort and Club.

Please forward resume to Mystique Car Rental & Tours Ltd., off Airport Road, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands or fax: 649-941-5213 no later than January 31, 2011 6253


COOK • Must have 5 years experience on the line with Italian cuisine • Must be willing to work weekends, evenings & holidays • Must be available 6 nights per week • Must speak, read and write English • Must work well with others and work well under pressure • Must have clean police record Salary $6.00 per hour

Gustarvus Francis Is looking for a

Labourer 6288

Contact 241-6040

Seven Stars Resort, Grace Bay Is now recruiting for the following position; 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.

Elevator Technician

• Service of existing Thyssen/Krups elevator systems • Installion and monitoring of electronic drive systems • Installation and replacement of guide systems

Mandatory Qualifications include: • Certified Electrician to NEC standards • AET Certificate • 5 years minimum experience on Thyssen/Krups/OTIS systems Closing Date : January 21st, 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: Website: Telephone: (649) 333 - 7731 Fax: (649) 941 - 8601


To work Monday thru Friday. Salary $5.50 per hour.

Closing date January 21st, 2011

Please send all applications to P.O. Box 543 or call 331-6762 for an interview

FAX: (649) 946-4661


1) Manage all aspects of financial and accounting functions for both Strata and Resort/Hotel Operations 2) Fully responsible in the conceptualization, installation of accounting structure and successful implementation of Jonas Property Management & Accounting Software 3) Preparation and timely filing of consolidated financial reports, various budgets, reviews, updates, analysis and reports, including but not limited to, Cash Management, Bank Reconciliation, monthly accrual and prepaid schedules, Cost Controls, Financial Performance Projections, Inventory, General Ledger, Payroll Administration, tax basis financial statement presentation, and various internal reporting. 4) Prepare monthly statements to condominium owners and provide monthly Financial Statements on the Results of Operations to the Board of Directors 5) Oversee the timeliness of the monthly close process 6) Review financial statements and explain the financial information to senior management 7) Coordinate and comply with external audits 8) Create accounting procedures manual for all processes and functions in the Accounting Department (Systems and Documentation function) with regards the Hotel Operations, ensuring that policies and procedures are align to the Standards set by Authorities in the Lodging Industry 9) Compose and maintain a detailed schedule of responsibilities and necessary deadlines to be met on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis. Manage department personnel to ensure deadlines are met. 10) Implementation and training of automated systems to improve efficiency of the Resort and Club/POA processes within the accounting department in accordance with policies and procedures adopted by Management 11) Prepare accounting procedures manual for all processes and functions in the accounting department related to the Club member billings and the POA utility billings. Oversee the practices and update the manual as modifications to processes are made. 12) Undertake and support any policy change, system or work rules the company implements regarding the purpose of the position. Interface with staff at all levels in the production of projects as requested by Management. 13) Manage preparation of schedules supporting governmental filing requirements, work permits, etc. 14) Any other responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time to achieve company objectives.


Accounting Degree required CA, CMA or CPA Preferred In-depth Jonas Property Management System experience strongly required Wealth of experience in Internal Auditing, Systems & Documentation, Finance & Accounts Management 5) 10+ years of related experience required, including relevant Hotel/Resort and Club/POA and utilities accounting experience. 6) Advanced Excel experience required 7) “Hands-on individual”

REQUIREMENTS – Successful applicant must: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5)

Have a pleasant personality and excellent communication skills Be reliable, hard working and enthusiastic Possess a valid TCI Driver’s License Produces a clean Police Record Be physically fit

ONLY BELONGERS NEED APPLY Salary range is 50K to 70K, commensurate to experience and qualifications. Closing date for applications is January 28th , 2011 Applications must be submitted in written form, addressed to:

Managing Director P.O. Box 260 Beatrice Butterfield Building Butterfield Square, Providenciales


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OF APPOINTMENT OF RECEIVER WE, BRITISH CARIBBEAN BANK LIMITED (formerly “The Belize Bank (Turks & Caicos) Limited”), of Governor’s Road, Leeward, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands (the “Bank”) under the powers contained in a Collateral Debenture dated 20th day of December, 2007 made between CONTENTMENT ISLAND TCI LTD. a company registered under the laws of the Turks and Caicos Islands with registered offices situated at c/o Taino Management Ltd., P.O. Box 481, Graceway House, Building B, Suite 205, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bank hereby give NOTICE that Mr. Dean Charles Boyce of Governor’s Road, Leeward, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands was on the 17th day of December, 2010 appointed as Receiver of CONTENTMENT ISLAND TCI LTD. Dated this 17th day of December 2010 ................................................... Andrew Ashcroft, Managing Director British Caribbean Bank 6237

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OF APPOINTMENT OF RECEIVER WE, BRITISH CARIBBEAN BANK LIMITED (formerly “The Belize Bank (Turks & Caicos) Limited”), of Governor’s Road, Leeward, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands (the “Bank”) under the powers contained in a Collateral Debenture dated 28th day of February, 2008 made between DPS TCI HOLDINGS, LTD. a company registered under the laws of the Turks and Caicos Islands with registered offices situated at c/o Taino Management Ltd., P.O. Box 481, Graceway House, Building B, Suite 205, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bank hereby give NOTICE that Mr. Dean Charles Boyce of Governor’s Road, Leeward, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands was on the 17th day of December, 2010 appointed as Receiver of DPS TCI HOLDINGS, LTD. Dated this 17th day of December 2010

.............................................. Andrew Ashcroft, Managing Director British Caribbean Bank 6235



PHONE: (649) 946-4664


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OF APPOINTMENT OF RECEIVER WE, BRITISH CARIBBEAN BANK LIMITED (formerly “The Belize Bank (Turks & Caicos) Limited”), of Governor’s Road, Leeward, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands (the “Bank”) under the powers contained in a Collateral Debenture dated 20th day of December, 2007 made between TCI RENAISSANCE LTD. a company registered under the laws of the Turks and Caicos Islands with registered offices situated at c/o Saunders & Co., Town Centre Mall, P.O. Box 257, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bank hereby give NOTICE that Mr. Dean Charles Boyce of Governor’s Road, Leeward, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands was on the 17th day of December, 2010 appointed as Receiver of TCI RENAISSANCE, LTD. Dated this 17th day of December 2010

...................................................... Andrew Ashcroft, Managing Director British Caribbean Bank 6238

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OF APPOINTMENT OF RECEIVER WE, BRITISH CARIBBEAN BANK LIMITED (formerly “The Belize Bank (Turks & Caicos) Limited”), of Governor’s Road, Leeward, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands (the “Bank”) under the powers contained in a Primary Debenture dated 20th day of December, 2007 and varied on the 28th day of February, 2008 made between DPS TCI LTD. a company registered under the laws of the Turks and Caicos Islands with registered offices situated at c/o Taino Management Ltd., P.O. Box 481, Graceway House, Building B, Suite 205, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bank hereby give NOTICE that Mr. Dean Charles Boyce of Governor’s Road, Leeward, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands was on the 17th day of December, 2010 appointed as Receiver of DPS TCI LTD. Dated this 17th day of December 2010 ................................................. Andrew Ashcroft, Managing Director British Caribbean Bank 6236


Sports Regional


January 8 - 14, 2011

Winter Touch Rugby League:

Butler ahead in tries race GARETH Butler will start the second-leg of the Winter Touch Rugby League with the most tries, but his team, the Black Mambas, will have some work to do if they are to catch the Great White Sharks. The league, which started in November last year, has been dominated by the Sharks, who have only lost one game in 14 played (they also drew one). The Sharks’ biggest margin of victory was a 7-0 thrashing of the Mambas during week two of the league. With their dominance the Sharks have totalled 32 points, way ahead of closest rivals Red Arrows on 17. The Mambas are third on 15, while the Blue Buccaneers are fourth on nine. The Mambas have won five of

their 12 games with Butler scoring 23 tries. Butler, who has also shown good form with the bat in the local cricket league, has had a somewhat consistent last three rounds with try scores of: five, seven and seven. The second place is occupied by the Red Arrows’ Mark Parrish, who scored a whopping nine tries in the first round for a total of 21. Former top try-scorer Dean Griffith (Great White Sharks) sits in third place with 20 tries, while Paul McKenzie (Blue Buccaneers) has 15. Youngster Luis Turbyfield and Dorel Williams have scored 11 and 10 tries respectively for team Buccaneers. The league was scheduled to continue Thursday evening, with six more games.

Gareth Butler (with ball) has been a dominant player both in local leagues and international clashes.

Provo Hockey League:

Collingwood retires Diotte-Joly doubles closest rival from test cricket

THE SANDS/PALMS Sharks’ Gabriel Diotte-Joly has doubled his closest opponent in the Provo Hockey League’s Bantam division which will re-start next week at the Graceway Sports Centre. He ended at the Christmas break with a whopping 48 goals and five assists to total 53 points for the team which leads their division. The Saunders and Co. Hurricanes’ Kennon Higgs has 22 goals and three assists to combine for 25 points.  Third place belongs to the Star Foundation Lightning’s Liam Delancy, who has 11 points from eight goals and three assists. The Sharks have dominated their division with eight wins and two draws from 10 games, while the Lightning are in second place

Gabriel Diotte-Joly has dominated the Bantam division with 48 goals.

Despite his scoring abilities, Kennon Higgs trails DiotteJoly by 26 goals.

(three wins and two draws from nine games) and the Hurricanes

are third (one win from nine games).

Provo Hockey League:

Turbyfield leads Mini-division

SEBASTIAN Turbyfield has scored 40 goals to go with two assists for a total of 42 points and the lead in the individual scoring of the Provo Hockey League. The youngster has been a prolific scorer for the current leaders of that division, the Grace Bay Car Rentals and Sales Owls.  Second place in the individual category belongs to the Coco Bistro Dragons’ Orrin Campbell, who has scored 30 goals and made two assists for 32 points.

Jamie Grey (Dragons) occupies the third place seat with 27 points from 23 goals and four assists. The most unselfish player in the league is Javed Shearer (Owls) with seven assists and 16 goals for 23 points. Bradley and Dylan Ayer sit in the fifth and sixth positions with 21 and 16 points respectively.   The former has 19 goals and two assists and Dylan has all of his points off of goals.

Sebastian Turbyfield

SYDNEY (AP) — Paul Collingwood had a feeling England would wrap up another thumping Ashes victory over Australia on Thursday, so he thought it was the right time to tell his teammates he was retiring from test cricket. His timing was almost perfect. England got within three wickets of an innings defeat of Australia on the penultimate day of the fifth test in Sydney, and will have to return Friday to wrap it up for a 3-1 series win. It will be England’s first test series victory in Australia since 1987. With all day to get three tailenders out, the 34-year-old Collingwood doesn’t mind his test career extending to another day. “In many ways it’s a sad moment but I honestly think it’s the right time,” he said. “This is what I have been playing cricket for — it’s to be in a position against Australia in Australia like this, and it’s going to be the perfect moment to bow out of test cricket.” Collingwood has scored 4,259 runs in 68 test matches at an average of 40 since his debut against Sri Lanka in 2003, but has struggled in the current Ashes series and scored only 83 runs. He said it was time for him to move aside for a younger player in the test arena, although he’ll remain captain of England’s Twenty20 team and will continue to play one-day internationals. “I am happy with the

Paul Collingwood will retire his test cricket gear.

contributions I’ve made to the England team in the test format and there are a lot of youngsters coming through,” he said. “This team will progress without me and get better and better, so I am looking forward to tomorrow as my final farewell.” Collingwood has been involved in four Ashes campaigns, and won three of them — he received a civic honor for playing one test in the 2005 Ashes series when England won the Ashes for the first time since 1987. His most successful Ashes series as an individual was in Australia four years ago, when he scored a career high 206 at Adelaide but England was swept 5-0. England won back the Ashes in 2009 and ensured it retained the old urn by winning the fourth test at Melbourne last week.

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Provo Hockey League:

TCBC division too close to call

The TWA MARCELIN WOLF Pirates and the J & W Construction Flames will have to turn on the heat when they compete against each other in the second session of the Provo Hockey League which bullies off next Saturday at the Graceway Sports Centre. Despite having the services of two of last season’s most exciting TCBC (Midget) division players (Luis Turbyfield and Kristoff Malcolm) the Flames start the New Year trailing their main opponents by three games to four. That is ironic because both Malcolm and Turbyfield along with another Flames’ player, Christian

Robinson, are leading the score sheet. Malcolm has accumulated 34 points from 27 goals and seven assists, while Turbyfield sits in second place with 19 goals and five assists. Robinson holds the third position with 12 goals and five assists. As Kristoff, Miguel Malcolm also has seven assists, but he has only scored 10 goals. He leads the Pirates on points, but follows Jeremy Lemoine in the goal scoring department. Lemoine, who is yet to make an assist, has scored 16 times.  The other Lemoine, Patrick, also has more goals than Miguel

Malcolm, but is third on the points table with two assists. Other key players on the scorer’s sheet are: Quinn Higgs (seven goals and three assists), Gabriel Saunders (four goals and four assists) and one of last season’s Bantam division stars Rajhan Munnings (four goals and three assists).

The Flames’ Kristoff Malcolm is leading the TCBC (Midget) Division with 34 points after scoring 27 goals and making seven assists.

The Pirates’ Rajhan Munnings, who was outstanding last season as a Bantam player, has been able to make the transition to the TCBC (Midget) division.

North Caicos Football League:

Kew FC blast way to football title KEW Football Club struck twice against Bottle Creek to register a 2-0 victory in the final of the North Caicos Community Football League recently on that island. Kew FC had the upper hand over the other settlements throughout the preliminary rounds and the final was not different, with defending champions Whitby having an early exit, it was Kew FC’s time to shine. The eventual winners took the initiative early and pounced on their opponents with a series of crafty plays and a barrage of shots on goal, but Bottle Creek, were initially, able to offset the shots and their goalie made some

good saves.   He, however, could not stop one in the 21st minute. The main striker from Kew FC broke away from his marker and then cunningly chipped the ball around the keeper’s back into the net. The Kew FC fans showed their appreciation by storming the field in excitement. The score-line remained the same until the 83rd minute when a thunderous shot from a midfielder bullied its way past the custodian and through the goalposts. In all fairness Bottle Creek also had their opportunities, but it was squandered with hurried shots and weak attempts at goal.

The finalists with the championship trophy

The two teams battling for the North Caicos Community Football League title



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