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CFO to leave

TCI in May – Departure not a result of Premier’s recall letter

CHIEF Financial Officer, Hugh McGarel-Groves, is PAGE  5 expected to leave the Turks and Caicos Islands in May.

Enid Capron Primary School students showcase some activities people can enjoy in the Turks and Caicos Islands at a grand cultural extravaganza during Education Week

Amanda Missick’s standing as a PAGE  4 candidate in question

Penalty for misuse of gov’t credit cards is jail, Premier PAGE  4

Surge of interest in TCI with VAT gone, Premier PAGE  8


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Amanda Missick’s standing as a candidate in question BY VANESSA NARINE FAILURE to file a notice with the Integrity Commission to declare any contracts or interest with Government on time by Progressive National Party (PNP) candidate, Amanda Missick, has called into question her standing as a candidate. According to the Constitution, Section 49 (1) (f), no person shall be qualified to be an elected member of the House of Assembly who, on the date of his or her nomination for election - is a party to, or a partner in a firm or a director or manager of a company which is a party to, any contract with the Government and has not, by that date, disclosed in a notice to the Integrity Commission the nature of such contract and his or her interest, or the interest of such firm or company, in it. Head of the Integrity Commission’s Political Financial Activities Unit (PFAU), Patrick Noonan, on Thursday, told the Weekly News that Missick had until March 1, nomination day, to declare any interests. “She filed her notice with us on March 4,” he said, “Filing on the March 1 was a Constitutional requirement.” In her declaration, Missick acknowledged that she is a party to a Government contract, a freehold title ‘The Bight and Thomas Stubbs – 60804/136’ and leasehold title ‘Chalk Sound – 60400/277’. GUIDANCE NOTES The Integrity Commission, on February 25, issued guidance notes to both political parties, advising of the reporting requirements for candidates fielded by the parties in the Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hills electoral district. The guidance notes covered donation and expenditure limits permitted during the by-election period and the reporting requirements

PNP candidate Amanda Missick

following the election. They also cover the requirements in respect of notices to be submitted to the Commission by nominated candidates and the subsequent declarations which need to be filed by the successful candidate thereafter. At the time the guidance notes were issued, Director of the Integrity Commission, Eugene Otuonye, said: “This is an important by-election for the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Commission is conscious of the relatively short timeframe available to the parties. “It is with this in mind that the Commission has sought to minimise the burden placed on parties and candidates during this period and also to ensure transparency and consistency in the process.” According to him, the reporting requirements should not place any significant additional burden on the parties or individual candidates, as it is already a requirement under Section 12 of the Political Activities Ordinance for the parties to keep daily donation and expenditure information throughout the financial year.

takes place on March 22, 2013, for the Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hills, Electoral District 7. This includes the publication of notices of contracts and interests with Government and making this information readily available to the public of the Turks and Caicos Islands. In accordance with Section 49 (1X) of the Constitution which came into force on October 15, 2012, no person shall be qualified to be an elected member of the House of Assembly if he or she is a party to any contract with the Government and has not, on or before the date of nomination, disclosed in a notice to the Integrity Commission the nature of such contract and his or her interest in it. In a statement released this week, Otuonye said: “This is a crucial byelection and it is important that the Commission makes this information publicly available to the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands. “In doing so, the Commission is fulfilling its primary responsibility under the Constitution which is to promote integrity, honesty and good

Amanda Missick’s declaration on nomination day

faith in public life in the Islands.” Up to press time, the Acting Attorney (AG) General, Rhondalee

Braithwaite-Knowles, was looking into the matter and is yet to make a statement.

Responsibility The Integrity Commission has a number of legislative responsibilities concerning the by-election, which

The Integrity Commission’s register of candidates’ contracts and interests with government

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Penalty for misuse of gov’t credit cards is jail, Premier AS PART of the modernisation of the Government’s revenue and payment processes, Cabinet agreed on a pilot project for six months from April 1, for the use of official credit cards by Permanent Secretaries. And Premier, Dr. Rufus Ewing, made it clear that the penalty for misuse of the credit cards is jail. At a press conference last

Friday, he explained that the introduction of the credit cards is aimed at improving the efficiency of the Government’s inner-workings, particularly when it comes to accessing services that are only payable via credit cards. Ewing noted that often times what happens is that the civil servants use their personal credit

cards to access services on behalf of the Government. The Premier added that the Permanent Secretaries are the Government’s accounting officers and have the use of the cards for a limited list of expenditures. Subject to satisfactory results, the policy of credit card use will be continued and extended.


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CFO to leave TCI in May – Departure not a result of Premier’s recall letter

BY VANESSA NARINE CHIEF Financial Officer, Hugh McGarel-Groves, is expected to leave the Turks and Caicos Islands in May. The Department for International Development (DFID) confirmed on Thursday that his contract as the country’s CFO ends on May 4. McGarel-Groves is expected to work from both the UK and TCI as his contract approaches its end. The Weekly News understands from reliable sources that the CFO has been under scrutiny for months now by the UK over performance issues. A press statement, issued from the Governor’s office, made it clear that the CFO’s contract end date was agreed before Premier Ewing wrote his letter to Foreign Secretary William Hague and is completely unrelated to that correspondence.  Premier, Dr. Rufus Ewing, in reacting to the news, said: “I am

indeed encouraged by the official press release by Mr. Neil Smith stating that the Chief Financial Officer Mr. Hugh McGarel-Groves will no longer be the Chief Financial Officer of the TCI as of May 4. “Mr. Smith made a specific effort to indicate that the CFO's departure was due to the expiration of his contract on May 4 of this year, a date that was supposedly previously determined and supposedly unrelated to the requests made from the Turks and Caicos Islands Premier for his withdrawal. “If this statement is indeed factual, then the CFO would have been departing our shores some four and a half weeks following the previously intended April 1 launch of the Value Added Tax programme with whose development he was integrally involved. “His absence would have removed the oversight that would have been required from his office during the first phase of the implementation of

Selver challenges Missick to district debate PEOPLE’S Democratic Movement (PDM) candidate, Oral Selver, has challenged the Progressive National Party’s (PNP) candidate, Amanda Missick, to a district debate. Missick, former Health Minister, is defending her seat in the Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hills district after the Supreme Court ruled that the election results in the district were void and called a by-election. Selver, speaking to the media on the issue, said: “The Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hills district deserves the chance to see their candidates, and what each is bringing to the table. “This one district is what is deciding the future of the country for the next 20 years. “Let us debate the issues of this country, anytime and anywhere she wants to debate then let us do this….my challenge stands.” According to the candidate it is real debate that will better allow the electorate to make their decision come March 22 “The bottom line at the end of the day is how we will face the issues that are affecting our people,” Selver said. The Weekly News spoke to Missick, who made it clear that

Chief Financial Officer, Hugh McGarel-Groves

Premier Rufus Ewing

PDM Leader Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson

an undertaking as significant as this project was. “This would have indeed demonstrated a significant level of irresponsibility on the part of those whose offices were responsible for crafting this project as well as its implementation plan and further justifies the position taken by the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands to stand together against VAT.” Ewing noted that his Government will welcome the opportunity to engage in productive and mutually beneficial dialogue with the current CFO’s successor, to the better interest of the country’s people and the nation on a whole.

He said: “I will however make it clear that my Government will continue to ensure that the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands will continue to be heard and will continue to be the primary stakeholders in any major decisions on a national level, as we are the ones who are left to bear all burdens at the end of the day.” Leader of the Opposition, Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson, stated that given the shortcomings of the CFO in the execution of his duties, she is sure the ending of his contract has nothing to do with the Premier’s appeal for his recall. She said: “It was expected given how the implementation of Value

Added Tax (VAT) was handled. The Appropriations Committee meeting was especially damning on the part of his performance.” According to her, VAT was not the only issue where is performance was questionable and pointed to National Insurance and dealings with the statutory boards, among others. McGarel-Groves is not a civil servant of the UK, but a contract worker and has been the CFO since August 2011 when he replaced former CFO, Caroline Gardner, who is now the auditor with Audit Scotland. The CFO’s successor is expected to be announced in due course.

The vehicles involved in the accident

PDM candidate, Oral Selver

she has nothing to prove to the PDM’s candidate, but conceded that if a debate is what the people want then she would oblige. She said: “He needs to prove himself. One clean-up campaign is not enough. He has to prove himself to the people. I preach the issues every day. “If the people of Cheshire Hall want a debate I will do so. I have been dealing with the issues every day, since 2007. I represent the people of Cheshire Hall and they know that.” (VANESSA NARINE)

This passenger was stunned after being involved in the crash

Two cars collide on Leeward Highway TWO cars collided on Leeward Highway, between Nell’s gift shop and the roundabout leading to Grace Bay, on Thursday just after 1pm. One of the cars, a gold SUV, flipped onto its roof on the highway while the other, a white saloon car, ended up in the bush on the side of the road. Both cars were extensively damaged but fortunately no one was seriously injured. Press liaison officer with the Police Force, Audley Astwood, in an interview with the Weekly News, two weeks ago, said officers will be coming out in full force, especially on the least expected days, the

weekends, to ensure that road traffic regulations are adhered to. The press liaison officer noted that there are a numbers of reasons to reduce speeding while driving, including the fact that: It reduces the likelihood of a crash but also reduces the severity of injuries when crashes occur. It reduces the effects of impact. The effect of vehicle impact is possible by maintaining a safe driving speed. By driving at a safe speed, you have more time to react and more distance for braking. Ideally, you want your speed at impact to be zero

(or better yet: no impact at all). In order for the vehicle to decelerate to zero, it needs to travel through the stopping distance. Stopping distance takes into account the road conditions, your reaction time, the distance between your vehicle and possible point of impact, and the speed of the vehicle. You do have control of your speed. A pedestrian hit at 30km/h has a 90 per cent chance of surviving. A pedestrian hit at 50km/h has an 80 per cent chance of being killed. Astwood appealed for local drivers to heed the call for caution or face the consequences.


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

A looming threat?

FCO Minister Mark Simmonds, in his February 25 response to Premier, Dr. Rufus Ewing, said he will instruct Governor Ric Todd not give his assent to the Private Member’s Bill to repeal VAT, but rather instruct him not to sign the Commencement Notice, which would have brought it into effect on April 1. What are your thoughts?

Respect the Democratic Process

I say it is about time the British began to respect the democratic process. Hon Mark Simmonds said he would follow with what the people wanted, and he did. That is why parliamentarians are called honourable - they are supposed to stand by their word. The British in so many words have maintained that they came in and rescued a sinking ship. While this may be accurate in some estimation, the UK also tends to disregard that they were summoned here by people who also disagreed with decisions and actions of the previous administration. Had the British not been called and repeatedly so, no intervention would have happened. So that the UK came in as if it was their idea originally and behaving in a manner that ignored that there were capable people who wanted to have a say in the way their country was being run, was insult to injury.

Had Minister Simmonds ignored fully the democratic wishes of the people, the UK would have appeared truly barbaric and due to their own ‘peacocking’, the world was indeed watching. The decision was civilised and needs completion with the Repeal Bill also signed into law; if the people of the TCI want VAT, I am sure we will know how to find it and institute it. Well done Turks and Caicos.

Brace yourselves

Sounds like the Opposition Leader, Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson, was correct in saying that it has not gone away, but in fact VAT is lurking in the shadows. Guess we are not out of the woods yet. Brace yourselves.

Choices

The letter also says the PNP government must provide a financial policy and budget. Governor Todd says at least two years.

Financial Minister Washington Misick wanted nine months to prepare a one year budget. If the Cheshire Hall/Richmond Hills byelection goes for Selver-Sharlene then Ewing and Misick can sit back and cool out. One has to assume that the party that did not make the mess will have more leeway. The most significant thing to be done by either party is to audit and stop Rufus-care, the NHIP and cut the cost to half of what we are paying. Then the budget will be easy.

Fate deferred

This just means that our fate is deferred and that we as a people must come up with a better plan to expand this economy. We do have to convince the British that this tax and spend agenda has to go away. It is our philosophy that we must expand the economy, spur economic growth and move the TCI to another level. VAT at 11 per cent, NIB at 8 per cent and NHIP at 6 per cent are all too high, choking and will sink the economy. To move to another level our case must be a package of incentives that will enable balanced and sustainable growth.

Mind boggling absurdity

Minister Simmonds’ instructions are somewhat mind-boggling, considering that his ultimate position on VAT gave in to the wishes of the people, which was to repeal VAT in its current form. Neil Smith has said the Repeal Bill will not be signed to leave the option open for future governments to consider.

Appeal for recall is political, Governor GOVERNOR Ric Todd has contended that the appeal made for his recall is political. Premier, Dr. Rufus Ewing, in his February 10 letter to Secretary of State, William Hague, was the most recent to call for the Governor to be sent back to the UK. Ewing in his letter said: “The Governor and his administration, in their haste to expedite their mandate or agenda ended up violating many principles of good governance that had recently been approved and committed many acts that were similar, or identical to those that members of the previous administration were alleged to have committed. “These acts were of such magnitude that even those persons who called for the intervention of the UK government were calling for the recall of the Governor and regretted the method of intervention by the British....Hon. Hague as stated already, our beautiful by nature Turks and Caicos has a bright future. “But the current Governor, Attorney General and CFO, as remnants of the previous

Governor Ric Todd

administration are obstacles in the way of prosperity. “They never have, and even more so now, enjoyed the trust, confidence and support of the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands. “I am hereby requesting that Governor His Excellency Damian Todd, Attorney General Huw Shepheard and the Chief Financial Officer Hugh McGarel-Groves be recalled and replaced by unbiased individuals, better suited to adapt to and to work synergistically with a democratically elected government, the business community and the local community. “This will ensure that all

stakeholders will have a fresh start at governing the Turks and Caicos Islands in the best interest of our people.” In an interview with the Weekly News, the Governor explained that the two years he has been here have been successful, considering the achievement of the eight milestones, the elections, the development of the economy and the return of honest and transparent government. According to him, in addition to the recall, the “other bit of nonsense” is the operation of two governments in the Turks and Caicos Islands. “There is one Constitution, one Government and one Governor,” Todd said, “My role here is to carry out the Constitution.” Adding to this was the Governor’s spokesperson, Neil Smith, who noted that it is unfortunate that politicians appear to be seeking conflict at every turn, rather than focusing on getting more out of everyone by working together. He maintained that while the UK is committed to a partnership and it is not “particularly” reciprocated. (VANESSA NARINE)

This is utter nonsense, given that the opposition to VAT was not only based on the fact that it was a new tax, but also because the way it modelled was not suited for the TCI. While people have their own thoughts on how the Governor’s appointed member, John Phillips, voted, the man made a valid point, if the UK insists on VAT, it can be modelled to fit the dynamic of the country’s economic situation. In the interest of completeness, at least, the Repeal Bill should be signed and local politicians should push for it.

Unconstitutional

Unconstitutional! Total disrespect for the democratic will of the people. Poor example of the UK leadership at the FCO whose own legacy and history is that of being the cradle of democracy. Why then do we have SIPT, the Commission of Inquiry, the future trial of the ministers? These guys were doing exactly what the UK is doing to us now. Making laws and implementing them conveniently to justify or legalise their actions. Hypocrisy in its purest form - or is it called British diplomacy?

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Underreporting of violence at CHHS THE Weekly News understands from reliable sources that there has been underreporting of incidents of violence at the Clement Howell High School (CHHS) to the Ministry of Education by the new principal, Gerald Persaud. And in an invited comment, Education Minister, Akierra Missick, said her Ministry will be assigning the task of reporting incidents of violence to one of the school’s three vice principals to ensure there is no underreporting. She said: “The principal may think he can handle an issue that occurs on school property, but the reality is that he may need more support and that is what we at the Ministry have to ensure.” Missick maintained that her Ministry takes all incidents of violence seriously. The most recent incident saw a 16-year-old student from Clement Howell brutally beaten by four boys on February 25. The teen was rushed to Cheshire Hall Medical Centre for urgent treatment where he is recovering for serious injuries to his kidney and liver.

CHHS Principal Gerald Persaud

The culprits, who are also students of the school, were suspended for three days and arrested by the authorities. The boys, two aged 16 and two aged 17, were later released on Wednesday from the Five Cays Police Station with orders to return on March 11. Missick said: “The matter is under investigation at the school to see whether the group will be suspended and what kind of other incidents they had prior to this one.” When the Weekly News contacted the school’s principal for comment, he declined saying he will comment after he has received communication on the matter from the Education Minister. (VANESSA NARINE)


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Tourist Board in talks with Island Fish Fry’s strongest critic BY VANESSA NARINE THE increasingly popular Island Fish Fry marked its sixth week on Thursday by introducing an added element of cultural acts to the line-up. However, the event has not been without its hiccups as local resident, Eric LeVin, continued to make his objections to the event clear and in the strongest terms possible. The Weekly News contacted the Director of the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board, Ralph Higgs, who noted that he met with LeVin, last Friday, and the two have established a line of communication. LeVin, in February, reportedly filed a preliminary human rights complaint with the Human Rights Commissioner, a complaint also forwarded to political leaders and top TCIG officials and the Culture Department’s David Bowen, among others, via email. In the email, seen by the Weekly News, he charged “invasion of his home” and has requested that the “illegal activity” be stopped. He called for the organisers to respect the human rights of others. LeVin resorted to very personal attacks on the local community in his communication and said: “I request you stop being abusive, selfish, inconsiderate people… hold a ‘Reflect-O-Shield’ to you so that you get a flavour of how disrespectful and inferior you and your behaviour appears to me and others in our neighbourhood.” According to him, he has no problem with people having fun, helping local businesses, helping local performers or increasing tourism. However, LeVin makes clear that he draws the line at an

Director TCI Tourist Board, Ralph Higgs

event whose “obnoxious noise is substantially interfering” with his life and whose content is what he describes as “vulgar, degenerate, infantile, and super obnoxious”. In a second email, he maintained that he will continue to fight the issue. He said: “I will continue to fight your hell night obnoxious behaviour.” Another problem he raised was the issue of illegal parking. In response, the Director of the Tourist Board made it clear that no laws had been breached and the Tourist Board is making “every possible” effort to ensure that the event is hosted within the confined of legal parameters. According to him, LeVin has the right to raise his objections, but does not have the right to be disrespectful. He said: “A person has to respect the country and the people of that country in which they elect to live.” The Director said LeVin’s derogatory comments were unfortunate. Higgs maintained that the event is hosted in total compliance with the law and will continue in that fashion. The Island Fish Fry is hosted every Thursday from 5.30pm to 9.30pm.

star property on a 10.5-acre site adjacent to the Seven Stars Resort. The MOU also covers Hotelco’s plans for another two luxury resorts with a further 500 guest rooms, also in Grace Bay. Ewing noted that with VAT gone, the TCI is better placed to attract investors. He noted that he is slated to speak at a conference, Invest Caribbean, in New York City on June 5 – an excellent platform to sell the TCI as ‘open for business’. The Premier added that the review of the Physical Development Plan once completed will be an additional tool to broaden the scope of investment the TCI can attract. He maintained that the indicators being seen all point to an improving economy. (VANESSA NARINE)

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Acting AG instructed to respond to NIA director BY VANESSA NARINE

Surge of interest in TCI with VAT gone, Premier THERE has been a surge of interest in the Turks and Caicos Islands from investors, since the announcement that Value Added Tax (VAT) will not be implemented, according to Premier, Dr. Rufus Ewing. Speaking at a press conference last Friday, he explained that investors have shown renewed interest in Dellis Cay and Shore Club, among others. He added that the Desarrollos Group has also expressed renewed interest. The Turks and Caicos Islands Government, in October last year, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Desarrollos Hotelco Group on a $500 million hotel project in the Grace Bay area. The first of three planned hotels was set to feature a 400-room, five-

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EXECUTIVE Director of the National Integrity Action (NIA), Professor Trevor Munroe, is still awaiting a response from the Governor, after he called attention to what he described as inequality as it relates to the laws governing the rich and the poor. Munroe’s January 24 letter followed the announcement by the Special Investigations and Prosecution Team (SIPT) on its $12m settlement with Sandals Resorts International, owned by Jamaican national, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart. According to the Governor’s spokesperson, Neil Smith, Governor Ric Todd had asked the Acting Attorney General (AG), Rhondalee Braithwaite-Knowles, to respond. However, up to press time, he was unable to say whether that letter was sent by the Acting AG. In his letter the NIA director said: “The matter dealt with therein involving Sandals and the Turks and Caicos Islands Government is attracting wide spread attention from not only citizens of the Turks and Caicos Islands, but as well persons throughout the Caribbean and wider afield. “One aspect of public concern and attention relates to a fundamental principle of the rule of law and of democratic governance, namely, that there should be one law for the rich and for the poor, one law for the connected persons and for the man in

NIA Executive Director Professor Trevor Munroe

the street. “In relation to this fundamental principle, Caribbean people have been, for decades, distressed at its inadequate application in so far as the perception, and I dare say to a significant extent the reality, is that the full extent of the law is applied to the ordinary citizen while the wealthy and the powerful find ways to get around the law. “Within recent times, the issues of arrest warrants for highly placed politicians and private sector persons by the authorities in the Turks and Caicos Islands, as well as in Cayman, have provided some reassurance that traditional ‘untouchables’ are not beyond the reach of the law.”

According to the Professor, the NIA and every “well thinking citizen” must acknowledge that each individual and entity must be considered innocent until found guilty before a court of law; equally and that no illegitimate consideration should preclude any individual or entity, however well connected and however much a contribution they have made, from having their day in court to establish innocence or to be found guilty. Munroe stressed the need for reassurance of these fundamental principles, long upheld in the British judicial system, are in no way being undermined by the agreement reached between the SIPT and Sandals, which was without any admission of liability by the company, its directors and/or officers. The Attorney General, Huw Shepherd, in response, told the Weekly News only that the statement of the settlement between SIPT and Sandals was carefully considered. He said: “The principal consideration, as with all related media statements that I have made, is the fact that there are outstanding criminal investigations and charges that place strict limits upon the information that I may provide, either on the decision itself or the supporting facts.” The NIA is a Jamaican nongovernmental organisation (NGO) whose objective it is to build integrity and combat corruption.

UNHCR report on Cuban asylum seekers still pending, Gardiner THE Ministry of Border Control and Labour is currently awaiting a report from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) before proceeding with action in the case of the 10 Cubans who entered the TCI illegally via boat. According to Minister, Ricardo Don-Hue Gardiner, a representative from the UNHCR interviewed the illegal immigrants, as part of their application for asylum. Gardiner noted too that officials from the Ministry are now trained to better handle asylum applications. Last week, Ministry employees received special training from a representative from the UNHCR on dealing with asylum seekers. In February, the UNHCR called for countries not to deport Cubans and Haitians without proper screening. Asked about the screening process currently being done, Gardiner noted that the TCI employs an extensive process.

Minister Ricardo Don-Hue Gardiner

He said: “We would normally ask them a number of questions to determine if we need to go down the road of requesting asylum, this is what we do routinely. “If the answers they give us indicate that they are not in need of political asylum, but left for economic reasons then we go through the repatriation. “Our screening process is

extensive.” The Minister added that his Ministry expects to hear from the UNHCR on the Cubans’ asylum application soon. The illegal immigrants were found hiding in a Discovery Bay home on October 2, 2012, where they were arrested and then taken to the Detention Centre in Providenciales. They appeared in the Supreme Court in Providenciales before Judge Margaret Ramsay-Hale in late January. While steps were being made to have them deported, the Cubans had filed for asylum. They were released on bail with a surety of $20,000. Another condition was that they had to report to the police station once a week until their asylum case is heard. Their attorney, George Missick, told the Weekly News that the Cubans were here several weeks prior to their arrest. (VANESSA NARINE)


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New fine of $350 for not Tackling violence in schools will take more money and time, Education Minister pulling over for ambulances BY VANESSA NARINE EDUCATION Minister, Akierra Missick, maintains that addressing the issue of violence in schools is an effort that will take more money and time. In the last weeks there have been increased incidents of violence in schools, particularly so at the Clement Howell High School (CHHS), the most recent of which saw a young boy receiving serious injuries after he was attacked by a group of other students. At a press conference last Friday, Missick said: “Everything takes money and everything takes time. “This is one of the areas in the new budget that we will be making greater representation on.” The Education Minister acknowledged that the Education Week activities do not put school violence under the spotlight. However, she noted that the National Education Consultation planned for the end of March will address the issue, as part of the holistic review being done of the sector. Missick said: “We do not have a focus on violence in schools during the week’s activities, but what we are doing is working with our security companies that service the school to patrol the premises….the review will include how many security officers we should have and how active they should be within the school.

Education Minister Akierra Missick

“At the end of the day it is a school, not a prison and we do not necessarily want police officers patrolling to keep students in line because we would hope that our students come to take part in a centre of learning, not a centre of violence. “We will be looking at a holistic review of the entire sector.” She added that it may be time for another Parents Teachers Association (PTA) meeting, similar to the one held in January. At that meeting, the Education Minister, senior Ministry officials, principals and representatives from the Royal Turks and Caicos Island Police Force met with parents whose children attended the primary and high schools on Providenciales.

They met to discuss and address concerns arising out of the incidents at Clement Howell High School as well as to examine some of the measures that will be put in place to tackle school safety issues. Missick explained the Ministry’s ‘zero tolerance policy’ and noted that “while all efforts will be made to keep all children in school, the school is an environment of learning, rules and regulations.” At the meeting she said: “It cannot be the policy that the life of the many is being threatened by a few,” the Minister of Education said adding that provisions under section 34 of the Education Ordinance provide for the “disciplining of students who continually break the rules”. The Minister noted that among the Government’s priorities is the establishment of a facility that will address the needs of school aged children who could no longer be accommodated in the school system due to gross misconduct. She stated that the Government is fully aware of its responsibility to ensure that access to learning continues for all school aged children but that this can be within various types of institutions. Cabinet, at its February 27 meeting, agreed to take forward as soon as possible, subject to planning permission and finalisation of budget allocation, the establishment of a Juvenile Home (Place of Safety) on Grand Turk.

TCIBC weighs in on need for population growth POLITICIANS from both major political parties agree that the Turks and Caicos Islands need to see an increase in its population. And the Turks and Caicos Islands Business Council (TCIBC), last Wednesday, weighed in on the need for the same, in the interest of improving the quality of life in the Islands. Dr. Sam Slattery told the media that the TCI, with its current population, more often than not finds itself losing the benefits of economies of scale, hence the high cost of living. When more units of a good or a service can be produced on a larger scale, yet with (on average) less

input costs,  economies of scale  are said to be achieved. According to Slattery, the infrastructure that is needed to run a country with 50,000 or 90,000 is the same needed for a country with just over 30,000 people – which means the cost per person is higher. He added that the population needs to grow so the economy can expand. The TCIBC’s endorsement of population growth is in line with the Government’s move to develop a draft immigration reform, which is expected to be referred to a Select Committee in the House of Assembly soon. Minister of Border Control

Thomas accused of indecent assault A 35-year-old man has been arrested by police and charged with indecent assault. Quincy Thomas recently featured in police wanted posters that were placed across the country. This week he was arrested and

on Wednesday appeared before Providenciales Magistrates Court where he was remanded in custody. He will reappear in Magistrates Court on March 3 where he will face a sufficiency hearing to determine if he will face Supreme Court.

and Labour, Ricardo Don-Hue Gardiner, in mid-February, noted that the draft immigration policy is the first step towards the formulation of a population policy. This is key to the nation’s development as it will protect the interest of locals, as well as position the country’s immigration legislations in line with plans for developing the economy, which cannot be done without growing the population. According to the 2012 TCI Government Population and Housing Census, the total population of the Islands is at 31,458, with nonBelongers accounting for 57.5 per cent of the adult population. In 1970, Belongers accounted for 96.4 per cent, while non-Belongers accounted for only 3.6 per cent. In 1980 that move to 83.8 Belongers and 16.2 per cent nonBelongers, while in 1990 it was 68.9 per cent Belongers and 31.1 nonBelongers. At the last census in 2001 the breakdown was 52 per cent Belongers and 48 per cent non-Belongers. Currently in Providenciales, which is the most populated, the percentages translate to a total of 6,667 Belongers and 10,763 nonBelongers. (VANESSA NARINE)

BY VANESSA NARINE

DRIVERS who ignore ambulances on the roadways are now facing a $350 fine. Primary healthcare paramedic, Viktoria Krikorian, with the local ambulance service told the Weekly News that on almost every emergency response ambulance drivers face the challenge of other drivers not pulling over. “Our response time is decreased when people do not pull over,” she said. “The last thing we want is to get into an accident on our way to help someone else, or worse yet while we have a patient in the back.” The primary healthcare paramedic explained that the ambulance service, a government funded programme, approached the police about the issue several weeks ago and the fine was implemented. Krikorian said: “The police are 100 per cent on board with this… the problem we have is that we do not always have the time to take the licence plate number of the drivers who are not pulling over, whether we are headed to a scene or headed back to the hospital with a patient in the back. “The fine is good because that addresses the legality of the issue. “However, what we really need is education; once people know about this then we will be able to address this problem much easier.” The primary healthcare paramedic noted that more often than not the offenders are jitney drivers. “We are not trying to get people in trouble, but this is a real and serious issue that could be life threatening,” Krikorian said. “It is no one’s fault because of the

lack of education, but what we want to urge people to do is pull to the left and stop.” According to her, tourists that come to the Turks and Caicos Islands and need the ambulance service pay for it and non-compliance of road traffic rules heighten their levels of panic when travelling in an ambulance. She said: “It is not only a problem going to the scene, but on our way back we have patients strapped in the back. “We are hooking up this and that, maybe we are doing CPR and we are not wearing seatbelts. “We are going with lights and sirens, but are getting throw left and right in the back because my partner is having to slam on the breaks, quickly turn to the left and the right. “This makes people nervous, especially the tourists who are not used to these driving conditions. “For some people the side of the road to drive on is different, there are no traffic lights and the speed limits are different. “It is totally different and it is scary enough to be going to the hospital without having to worry about actually getting to the hospital. “Another safety issue too is when other drivers do not pull over, the ambulance driver has to be driving with one hand and be on a microphone with another to ask those other drivers to pull to the left. “Personally on the way to calls I like to focus on patient care because this is most important.” Krikorian maintained that the issue is a serious and potentially dangerous one and called for drivers to heed the road traffic regulations.

Central government complexes in Provo and Grand Turk on the cards THE Government is looking at the development of central government complexes in Providenciales, as well as in the capital, Grand Turk. That was according to Premier, Dr. Rufus Ewing, at a press conference last Friday, who noted that a review is currently on-going to assess government property in the Islands. He added too that that the Government is looking to purchase the NJS Francis Building from the National Insurance Board (NIB). Cabinet, at its February 27 meeting, agreed on a supplementary capital budget reimbursement of $2.7m to the Consolidated Fund as a consequence of the agreement between NIB and TCIG in final settlement of all outstanding issues between the two parties. The agreement involved the transfer of NJS Francis Building from NIB to TCI Government (TCIG) and the Headley Durham Building from to TCIG to NIB; payment of outstanding liabilities

by both parties to the other; conclusion of all outstanding issues; and the balancing sum of $2.7m. The Premier also updated the media on the problem with office space for himself and Ministers in Providenciales. He stated that there are several options being looked at. The Special Investigations and Prosecutions Team (SIPT), at the end of January, was asked to remove their operations from the Hilly Ewing building, which is the official office of the Premier on Providenciales. Ewing noted that SIPT’s occupation of government space is “hampering” the work of his Government. In the interim, while on Providenciales, the Premier and his Ministers are working out of different locations. The Premier had committed to his Cabinet to have this issue corrected soon. (VANESSA NARINE)


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A series that seeks to engage the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands on issues and act as a medium through which they can hear from prominent personalities on current concerns, including on politics, development and the environment, among others. Send comments to vanessanarine@gmail.com

Meet your candidate – Amanda Missick THERE is undoubtedly a lot at stake in the upcoming by-election and while the outcome at the March 22 polls will see the selection of a representative for the Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hills district it will also determine the next government. That said, over the next two weeks, Face to Face will present readers with definite position statements by the two candidates fielded by the political parties. This week, we feature the Progressive National Party’s (PNP) Amanda Missick.

Questions: 1. What are top priorities for the people of TCI?

Let me first indicate that like any other member of our communities nationwide, the issues of unemployment, access to healthcare, poor wages and unfavourable working conditions are issues that affect the people of my constituency. In addition to these issues, priorities specific to my constituency of Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hills is the need for continued improvement to their environment

Formal meeting of hospital audit teams scheduled for March 12 BY VANESSA NARINE THE Turks and Caicos Islands Government (TCIG) representatives, the Clinical Services Review Board and the Contract Management Team are expected to meet next Tuesday, March 12. During the meeting they will address the financial and clinical audits of the operations of the local hospitals, functioning as a result of the controversial InterHealth Canada deal. That was according to Premier, Dr. Rufus Ewing, at a press conference last Friday, where he noted too that the TCIG representatives met with his Government earlier that day. He stated that the preliminary meeting was vital so that the TCIG representatives were aware of the standards of management expected, even under the contract. Going into the meeting, Ewing said his Government is asking for the details of all contracts and sub-contracts issued by the hospital, in terms of who receives the contracts, the costs and their duration. He added that the procedures for tendering contracts are also being looked into. The Premier noted that staffing information is also being

asked for as it relates to salaries and wages, allowances, benefits, as well as the makeup of staff, the number of locals and expats employed. “We have to ensure that our people can capitalise on the opportunities that are available,” he said. Ewing pointed out too that the hospital’s fee schedule is especially important when it comes to third party payments, since according to the contract 50 per cent of third party payments are to be remitted to Government. “There are no records to date on how the 50 per cent is being paid over,” he said. According to him, the audit will allow the Government to have an idea of how many third party payments are being made. “By the end of the audits we will have a final evaluation on the way forward,” the Premier posited. Ewing said the audits are expected to be completed at the end of March. The financial and clinical audits are expected to have the effect of reducing hospital costs and improving clinical care, in addition to holding the hospital accountable for any defaults under the contract.

such as road and sanitation works; access to community based facilities to facilitate the provision of day care, recreational services and entrepreneurial training programmes. 2. What is your focus in representing your district?

My focus is ensuring that the interests of the people of Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hills are represented to the highest level nationally. Through participation at ministerial  level of government I will ensure that opportunities that address the aforementioned issues are fairly afforded to my constituents as much as possible. 3. Can you say how your contribution and experience will assist in the development and growth of TCI?

I have capably represented the people of this constituency since 2007 and I am no stranger to their needs. I have participated in the evolution and development of this community and I have a clearly outlined pathway towards the continuation of progress for my constituents and their community. We will continue to build on the achievements that we have already made.

4. Each politician has his/her own agenda, an issue that is close to him or her. What is yours?

The development of a community based facility in this constituency is of paramount importance to me. A facility such as this would provide supporting day care services for working mothers, would provide safe recreational facilities for our youth and provide a base for entrepreneurial and vocational training for young adults to equip them with the means by which to grasp opportunities of the future.

5. Politicians are public servants. Respond to this.

The word politics originates from the Greek word ‘politikos’ meaning of, for, or relating to citizens. Politicians therefore by extension perform the duties of or for the people. This is why their platform is based on the needs of their communities and they are mandated to perform those functions that represent the interest of those whom they are elected to serve. Next week Face to Face will feature the People’s Democratic Movement’s (PDM), Oral Selver.

Supervisor of Elections warns candidates against ‘treating’ WITH just under three weeks until the by-election for Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hills, Supervisor of Elections, Dudley Lewis, is reminding candidates that under the Election Ordinance they are not allowed to offer inducements to electors to influence their voting intention. This means, that during political rallies, meetings or general campaigning candidates, political parties or anyone associated with them are not permitted to provide food, drink, gifts of any kind or cash, as these could interpreted as an attempt to corruptly influence a voter in the way they cast their vote at the by-election. Lewis maintained that this behaviour is known as ‘treating’ and is illegal. 

It has been illegal for many years, although in past elections some people have chosen to ignore it. Such behaviour is no longer being ignored.  The person offering this kind of inducement is committing a serious criminal offence and so is any member of the public who accepts a gift or cash. Lewis called on leaders of political parties and candidates are reminded of their obligation to continue to ensure their campaigns remain within the law. The Supervisor of Elections warned that he will follow up on all reports received and will not hesitate to collaborate with the police to initiate criminal investigation. He also invited members of the public to inform him if they are

aware of any incident involving voter inducements.  According to him, inexpensive t-shirts, caps and advertising materials provided by political parties and candidates are not regarded as treating. Lewis said: “I have been satisfied that campaigning up to the present time has been overwhelmingly free and fair. “By issuing this announcement I wish to ensure any tendency to cut corners and disregard election law is avoided during the intensive final days of campaigning.” Lewis added that a fair election, untainted by any hint of corrupt practices, is in the best interest of the voters of Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hills and citizens of the Turks and Caicos Islands.


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

Statement to the TCI electorate My Fellow Turks and Caicos Islanders, For the past three months post the general elections of November 9, 2012, we the electorate have been in a semi-comatose state while our electoral system in three TCI Electoral Districts - District 1: Grand Turk North, District 4: North Caicos and Middle Caicos, and District 7: Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hills was being adjudicated. The judiciary ruled that the election results of November 9, 2012, in the aforementioned electoral districts be as follows: Electoral District 7 results voided, the seat vacated, and a byelection to be held pursuant to the Turks and Caicos Islands Elections Ordinance, and the Turks and Caicos Islands Constitution 2011; Electoral District 1 results upheld; and Electoral District 4 results upheld. Hence on 12th February 2013, His Excellency Governor Damien Todd issued a proclamation declaring 22nd March 2013, as the official date for a byelection to be held in Electoral District 7. In light of the aforementioned, the Turks and Caicos Islands political future as to which political party will govern our state of affairs for the next four years has been placed into the hands of the electorate of Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hills, and many of the registered constituents in District 7 are contemplating not to participate in this upcoming byelection for fear of having to stand in long lines again for hours. Unfortunately, I do not possess the gift of clairvoyance, nor am I in a position of authority to provide you some level of assurance that the office of the Supervisor of Elections will not render an encore performance of its

disorganisation at the polling stations on March 22, 2013. However, what I can assure you, should you not choose to commence making political legal sacrifices and enduring some measure of inconvenience when it comes to protecting your constitutional franchises, you will always be treated as a second class citizen in your own country, forever mentally enslaved and always at the mercies of misguided political leaders. On Friday, March 1, 2013, the two main TCI political parties nominated their candidate for the by-election in District 7. Therefore, I am humbly asking each and every registered constituent of the aforementioned district to make whatever legal sacrifice that is required for you to be able to come out to the polls on March 22, 2013, and exercise your constitutional franchise based on your own political conscience. The last three years of direct United Kingdom rule via its interim administration has shown and taught us many lessons, but the most important lesson of them all is that we must commence to stand up, speak out and fight for our constitutional freedoms, rights and autonomy. This can only be attained if “We the people” begin to:(a) exhibit political maturity; (b) discontinue allowing ourselves to be divided by persons or entities that do not share our collective national conscience;(c) elect independent thinking persons to our House of Assembly that possesses the moral ability to help implement and maintain fiscal discipline, govern on a nonpartisan basis, willing to serve the electorate with honesty, transparency, and

national pride; and (e) have national discussions on the subject of national sovereignty. It is incumbent upon our political leaders to possess the political will to commence this national discussion, and ensuing, schedule a national referendum on the subject. The days of our political leaders being ambiguous and pandering to both sides of the political divide in order to suppress national discussions on national sovereignty, those days are long behind us. The UK powers that behave clearly demonstrated, and the time has come for us Turks and Caicos Islanders to decide how we wish to proceed with our political autonomy in the near future. A national referendum will settle the issue once and for all, and allow us move on either as a UK Overseas Dependant Territory, or begin the process of negotiations with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office for the independence of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Regardless of the referendum results, we are a nation of resilient people that are determined to reclaim our democracy democratically, transparently and peacefully by way of the ballot and not through violence among ourselves. So I end by reiterating the following: every registered constituent of District 7 need to make whatever legal sacrifice that is required for you to be able to come out to the polls on March 22, 2013, and exercise your constitutional franchise based on your own political conscience. Regards, Albray Butterfield, Jr. Providenciales

COMMENTARY

Thatcheresque! BY-ELECTION will not only provide one election district and 750 voters the right to put back to sleep a government unprepared to rule, but to elevate to deserved status our own iron lady, Sharlene Cartwright Robinson. Margaret Thatcher the British Iron Lady continues to be celebrated by her Tory party who now lead the coalition government of Britain. Therefore we believe London can identify with the concept. Thatcher was the most active and celebrated post war British leader. However make no mistake our soon to be leader will not go easy

By David Tapfer on the London of Poston, Tauwhare, Munn, McGarel-Groves, or whoever London selects. Select Oral Selver over a ‘Misickesque’ who did not take on her

Health Ministry problems, but wanted to stuff her purse from the public’s pockets, a minister asleep for her first 100 days. Selver is a business man who went to work when he was 15 and a half and is full of energy. Now according to the TV media the health ministry is where it belongs with the Doctor turned politician. Talking about ruling is easy, he says, doing it is hard, surprise! How can a creator of NHIP solve financial problems he created? The now financial minister on day one says we need 250 more people in government, but with VAT gone may have to cut 250 to reduce spending. Suddenly it is 1991 all over again. Finding status for people born and

We must remain vigilant Dear Editor, Barack Obama recently said: “A good compromise is like a good sentence or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognise it. They say, ‘It works. It makes sense.’” With the UK’s recent decision to set aside VAT in the TCI, it appears as though compromise and common sense have prevailed. Stakeholders from every TCI sector can assume that they are finally being listened to. But while this is a welcomed first step, all TCI citizens and residents must remain vigilant…as the Governor has stated, VAT is sitting on his shelf waiting to be implemented if and when it is deemed necessary. This must be the next step in the VAT struggle…to see the end of the poorly drafted VAT Ordinance that was rushed into law prior to last November’s elections. This poorly written Ordinance should not be left to sit on the Governor’s shelf, hanging over our heads. VAT remains a square-pegged British solution for our round-holed economy. And while we welcome the compromise expressed in Minister Simmonds’ recent letter, a few irregularities in that letter should be noted: • It seems as though the FCO and DFID would welcome the idea of TCIG working to solve a problem within the framework of the Constitution. Instead of criticising the Private Members’ Bill, it seems as though Mr. Simmonds would welcome the well-informed Parliamentary debate and vote that took place in the House of Assembly on February 1. • For the first time in the history of the TCI, it seems as if a Governor

will not be assenting to a Bill passed in the House. The Repeal Bill still sits on his desk, and per our Constitutional right we must now ask on what grounds was the Governor’s assent withheld? Has the matter been referred to the Secretary of State which would be the next step? • As we know, the VAT Commencement Order was never signed. This was pointed out by anti-VAT groups on numerous occasions when the Implementation team published deadlines on registration (as of the end of January, only five companies had registered). Technically, it appears that the VAT Commencement Order (for the registration provisions) should have preceded any VAT registration. In response to Mr. Simmonds’ recent letter, Premier Ewing has rightly stated that “there will always be the real threat that VAT can be implemented by the stroke of a pen, without the need for further debate. I am firm in my conviction that on the question of VAT the only fair solution is for the Ordinance to be repealed, thus removing once and for all the possibility of taxation without representation. And as Opposition Leader Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson stated: “We celebrate this historic unity of government, Opposition and business community. “The firm stance of the business community and the House of Assembly (together with the failure of businesses to register) made this feat possible.”

living here for 40 years is the thing to do says the Don, their immigration guru; his version of rocket science. In Sharlene we have a leader whose education and credentials and experience has prepared her for this position and challenge. More over with PDM we will finally have the moral authority to demand what is right for the people of the Turks and Caicos; real ways out from under 10 years of going backwards. Economic expansion is the final solution to our financial challenges and after 10 years of Dellis Cay and Royal Reef style failures there is no possibility of any new investments while the yellow party rules. Time and again since internal government arrived we have had to deal with the aftermath of PNP mistakes. It is time for this to be thoroughly dealt with by informed voters. We are not sure how we got Michael Misick and the PNP, but that is what made London try to force VAT down on us. If the voters were blinded by the tinsel and the spending they

must now realize it must all be paid back. These current recycled left over’s do not have the will, knowledge or agenda to deal with their own mess, no moral authority. Only PDM can enforce contingent liability. It will take independent courage to solve the Health fiasco left by the likes of Desiree James and our second Doc Premier. It will take PDM, the party with Moral Authority. The by-election gives one district the instant chance to make sure the popular vote results brings the winning government. Ready yourself Cheshire Hall/ Richmond Hills voters to do the right thing and put in place real leaders with no baggage and lots of strength. The Turks and Caicos Islands needs our own iron lady and the Peoples Democratic Movement. Sharlene, Sean, Derek, Josephine, Clarence and their team are ready to begin the process of another restoration and real respect for our own government.

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Turks and Caicos politics: What is there to choose? Dear Editor, Did elected officials in Turks and Caicos not get the memo? The one that says they have no power in TCI governance, and that they control next to nothing. It is so embarrassing to watch and hear them as they stagger around as if in a fog, a London fog, clueless about what is going on. In addition to embarrassing, their conduct also smacks of deception and delusional thinking. Why do these officials not come clean and admit to us that they have little to no influence, that their posturing is all a charade, and that the British are totally in charge. Our TCI local government has never been so impotent and powerless since the mid-1970s, when we were afforded a small measure of internal self-government. Take for instance TCI current leader-for-now, Dr. Rufus Ewing. Dr. Ewing enjoyed special mention in the Commission of Inquiry into TCI Government corruption, in the section having to do with shady land deals in Salt Cay. He, in the local press recently, told TCI citizens that he was about to make his ’decision on VAT.’ Is this not disingenuous and misleading?

The man has no power in deciding implementation of VAT. That is a singular British decision (and one we should reject with every bit of our will). He can only agree or disagree with the decision. So why does he suggest that this decision has to do with him? It does not. Now on the other side we have Opposition Leader Mrs. Charlene Cartwright-Robinson. In a recent PTV8 interview she was being asked about the voiding of the election results in Provo’s Cheshire Hall district, and the upcoming election do-over for that district. Mrs. Cartwright said this was necessary and was in order, to see that the rightful PDM government got into office. When asked by the interviewer how she was the rightful government she responded to the effect: “Haven’t you seen us in Parliament. We are the Government because we’re the ones making the decisions.” How stunning! Is Mrs. Cartwright dreaming? She must be if she thinks she, or anyone other than the British, are making the all-important decisions in TCI governance. They only get to decide on what

the British wish them to. Here is a personal observation of these two most visible TCI elected officials. Some years ago Mrs. Cartwright, along with one of her party’s higherups, met with a small group of TCI citizens living abroad in Washington DC. Present among them was an economist, a certified public accountant, a professional photographer, and a medical health professional. During the meeting she could not stop mentioning the impressive wealth of TCI talent she was being treated to, and insisted such talent needed to be drawn on to advance TCI (actually a long buried Kairi Report concludes the same). Now fast forward to today. Mrs. Cartwright is chosen to a governing body, the Consultative Forum, where she claims to have represented the people of TCI. One of her more notable moments there was when, during a call for constitutional reform comments, she was out in front boldly recommending that instead of the 12 month residency for TCI citizens abroad to qualify to vote, the criteria should be extended to 24 months. This is the same Mrs. Cartwright

Honour where honour is due Dear Editor, It seems that when a native born, Turks and Caicos Belonger, does something that they think is wrong that person is persecuted to the full extent of the law. They call it prosecution but some of us call it something else. Examples are Clyde Robinson former Director of Planning and Audley Williams who were pursued by law enforcement over Crown land issues. As we understand it one native born Belonger was released this week over Crown land issues. But the reverse is true for those who are different and I suggest nothing but because they can pay to get off. I say no further about this interesting paradigm but to leave it with you. On the other hand, the developers of Salt Cay Devco were allowed to get off scot free because they were able to settle. Yet, from a different time in TCI’s history, we have an interesting account of how the late Attorney at Law, Lloyd Rodney was chained to his bed at the Grand Turk hospital

and officers of the law were set upon him to beat him while he was in bed. At that time Rodney was involved in a lawsuit against Turks and Caicos Utilities which was represented by Savory and Co. Nothing much came of that, the officers were let off and there were no charges filed against the allegations made by Rodney that the lawyers on the other were responsible for this. It made front page news but that was the end of it. We can say that Rodney’s fight to bring justice to these islands in the form of making Cable and Wireless account to us the consumer for how they billed and to the electrical monopolies for how they assessed us all paid off. We have competition in the communications industry and in another country we would have been making Rodney a knight or granting him a posthumous accolade because of genuine service to the people. Later Paul Keeble made an affidavit where he alleged that certain lawyers were instrumental in bribing the Ministers of the PNP government, some $300,000 was at issue, to get him off the island.

SPACE IS LIMITED!

It went before the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal and the courts threw the case out because they ruled that Keeble should have come to the law first before taking the law into his own hands. This week, after all of this has gone down, the Queen on the recommendation of whom we do not know is making Savory a Queen’s Counsel. Short of a knighthood this is perhaps the highest honour that a lawyer could get. Indeed heartfelt, deep and emotional congratulations are extended. We do not question this award and suggest that it was made by Her Majesty in good faith and in trust of that person who gave it. Maybe it is time that we equal the gifts of accolades and move that Rodney be given some kind of recognition, some kind of accolade for the service to our islands. If not, I guess not, I then extend unto Rodney the highest honour I could give and that is deep and abiding respect for as long as I shall live. Brianca

who, years earlier, thought this talent pool needed to be tapped for TCI forward progress at all costs. What do you make of such mind-set? In this regard I looked up ‘phobia’ terms. Claustrophobia = fear of enclosed spaces. Xenophobia = fear of strangers. Arachnophobia = fear of spiders. No designation for ‘fear of your own.’ There should be. And if so it would say: ‘See Turks and Caicos people. Most notably elected officials, and those individuals in power, or with delusions of power.’ A shame really. It is this kind of narrow thinking that has caused us to still remain a colony after almost four centuries of inept British rule, ensured our snail-paced progress, and allowed outsiders to come and make the best of what we have to offer. A few years ago a good friend and I were sitting at the bar of the mini golf club in Provo having a drink. Mr. Rufus Ewing walked up and was headed in our direction. My friend asked me if I knew the guy. I told him I did, but had never met or spoken with him. He, knowing my background in the medical field, no doubt thought it would probably be a good idea that we met. So as Ewing approached he called him over, said hello, and began to introduce us. Quickly Ewing shied away, as if it was most unpleasant to meet my

acquaintance. We did not shake hands. It was some kind of slight on his part. I did not feel lessened by this, but was instead puzzled by his behaviour and more thinking of my friend who seemed rather embarrassed by this display. That was that. Then recently I am at home. TCI is in campaign mode with elections around the corner. My brother and I enter Gilley’s Bar in Provo and take a seat. Across, on the other side of the bar I spy Mr. Ewing. In a flash he peels away from his seat, rushes over, and with a big grin shakes my brother’s hand and then grabs mine, shaking it as if to dislocate my arm. Now I was the one shocked and a bit embarrassed. Why? Well this seemed kind of bogus since Ewing did not know me, had no interest in knowing me, and we had had no interaction since that earlier encounter years ago. Now, in the heat of campaigning, it was of prime interest to him to force a greeting. What are we to make of such a person? It matters not if a person holds a majority vote, is a medical doctor, lawyer, or accountant. Leaders are based on what they stand for. Can we entrust the future of our Turks and Caicos on what these two individuals stand for? Yours, Ben Roberts, Grand Turk

Premier calls for the PDM to ‘man up’ LEADER of the People’s Democratic Movement (PDM), Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson, in an invited comment, bemoaned the use of “gutter politics” in the on-going campaigning. She said: “My biggest concern is the manipulation by the other party, the rumours and such. “We are calling on the Premier to ask his supporters and top officials of his party to do away with the gutter politics and let us debate the issues. “There is so much we need to be discussing, real issues, rather than the smear campaign against our candidate.” However, Premier and Leader of the Progressive National Party (PNP), Dr. Rufus Ewing, in response, called for the other side to “man up”.

Ewing questioned the nature of these “rumours”. “Comments like what?” he asked. The Premier agreed that Cartwright-Robinson’s comments were unwarranted. Ewing said: “We have two political parties in this country and some of the persons who are very passionate in their support of their party - they do what they please and are not necessarily connected to the party’s central organ. “You see them on the internet everyday blasting the PNP also. If it is something that warrants a response I’ll respond to it, but some of it is not even worth the courtesy of my response. “You just have to man up and deal with it.” (VANESSA NARINE)

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Sacrifices must be made to invest in education, Cartwright-Robinson BY VANESSA NARINE EDUCATION must be a priority, according to Leader of the Opposition, Sharlene CartwrightRobinson, who made it clear that sacrifices must be made elsewhere to invest in this key development area. In her Education Week statement, she said: “Sacrifices must be made elsewhere to invest in it so that our students have better learning environments and the much needed resources. “We must also seek greater partnerships with other sectors of society. “My office, my party and I are committed to reviewing the educational system, to partnering with the private sector, the churches and civic groups to teach our children formally and also to impart the useful life lessons that will make them fine examples and the most productive citizens of this our beloved Turks and Caicos Islands.” Reiterating the words of Reverend, Dr. Samuel Goldston Williams, who spoke at the Education Week’s Ecumenical Service, Cartwright-

“As a person who taught all three learning levels, I witnessed firsthand, the new challenges these new generations bring but I also saw the promise in many of them that just needed the extra push.

Robinson stressed that education is too important to be handled carelessly. PURPOSEFUL MANAGEMENT According to her, the TCI’s current position underscores the fact that education is not only the way out, but also “the way up and forward”, and made it clear that there must be purposeful management of the sector. The Opposition Leader said: “Where we find ourselves as a country during this period of our history, education must be purposefully managed with a clear path and testing to measure its success and a system that can readily identify its challenges and weaknesses. “My party dreams and visualises a country where there is full employment, where our people can once again hold top posts in the Government and leading roles in the private sector and eventually, become some of the shapers of important policies and decisions and owners of industry. “I believe that this is only possible through a strong and vigorous

Opposition Leader Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson

education system with strong committed partners.” Cartwright-Robinson commended teachers for their efforts and said: “There is no doubt your importance to the building of this nation and your role as lead educators.

She also called for students, at all levels, to learn to motivate themselves at times, to set goals and test their successes. The Opposition Leader said: “Look around and find role models and plot your course and go for it. “It is never unattainable if your heart believes it. Get as much as you can from every teacher. They are there for you. “I encourage you to keep focused by setting a bigger picture for yourself. I encourage employees to take advantage of the opportunities around them - use our college, use the internet. “I encourage you to push yourself to do more and learn more, for that is the only true key to success.” PARTNERS Cartwright-Robinson also noted the importance of partners in the success

of the education sector. According to her, there is no single individual or institution that can be solely responsible for the education of a nation and it would be foolhardy to believe so. She said: “This most important task requires all hands on deck, the educators, parents, private sector, churches, civic groups and not just the Government but also the Opposition. “It is important that we develop life-saving and life altering educational programmes in schools and in our community to bring into line who I am sure are TCI’s brightest minds to come. “As I continue to work with students and youths, I see greater enlightened and talented youths to come. “Though they are faced with so many challenges, I believe that like grapes when squeezed dry they will bring forth the best wine.” The Opposition Leader reiterated her commitment, as well as that of her party, to the success of the sector, and by extension, the youth of the Turks and Caicos Islands.


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Friday, March 8 to Thursday, March 14 Friday, March 8  International Women's Day 2013 The global day connecting all women around the world and inspiring them to achieve their full potential. IWD celebrates the collective power of women past, present and future.

Call Shara Bowen on 244-1103 for more details.

Sunday, March 10  Daylight Saving Time Begins Move your clocks forward by one hour at 2:00 AM standard time.

 Danny Buoy’s is Provo’s premier live music and sports destination, serving lunch and dinner daily from 11:30am. It is the perfect place to escape from the heat and hang with friends, all in smoke free airconditioned comfort. Happy Hour specials from 4-7pm MondaySaturday  Get into the weekend mood with the intense and electrifying Tae-Bo class at Graceway Sports Centre from 6pm to 7pm. Free for fitness members, $12 for non-members. Visit www.gracewaysports.com for more information or call 442-6349.  Craig Archibold gets the party started at the Regent Palms from 7pm on Friday nights with the sound of classic Caribbean and Motown tunes. Call 946-8666 for details

Saturday, March 9  If you are looking for a serene and relaxed way of starting your weekend, bring your yoga mat at Graceway Sports Centre every Saturday at 9am and let David Bowen lead you into the wonderful world of yoga! Amazing fees for an amazing class! More info at 442-6348.  Mums and Tots Dance Party classes are held every Saturday at Graceway Sports Centre for mothers and their little ones. Mothers, bring your little ones to dance, jump, twist and shake! Children have fun learning movement basics to fun music and mums get a light exercise while spending quality time. Mums and Tots classes begin at 10am and cost just $10. Dads are welcome!

 Come down to Bugaloo's in Five Cays to become part of an internet dance craze! The official Harlem Shake TCI will be filmed on the beach and everyone is welcome to join in the fun. Join us from 12.30pm when we will begin practise for the short video shoot. Bring silly costumes, masks, flags and lots of colour...but most importantly be ready to dance! Special guest David Bowen and his Maskanoo band will be in attendance.

Thursday, March 14  “ISLAND FISH FRY” a cultural explosion. Every Thursday from 5:30p to 9:30p at the Bight (Children’s) Park, over a dozen local food vendors, entertainers and cultural acts come together to create an evening of “all things TCI.” Come and enjoy good local food, great entertainment and a peek inside Turks & Caicos’ culture.

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I don’t want to get stuck! Part one RECENTLY I had a conversation with a young lady who had just graduated high school. We talked about life out of school and her plans for the future. Unemployed at the time, she shared with me her desire to pursue a career in the medical field. She also mentioned that her grades were not at the level to qualify her for a grant that was being offered. After we spoke a bit more about the medical career, she mentioned another career and soon after intimated that she really was not certain what she wanted to do. I assured her that such uncertainty is pretty common in young people just leaving school. She understood but added the following statement: “I don’t want to get stuck!” That comment concerned me because I sensed fear in her voice and a psychological panic that showed in her body language. As I observed this reaction, and continued our conversation, I got the impression that she had seen others who finished high school and also had dreams of pursuing a particular career, only to have the dream give way to an odd job here and there, until ultimately there was just existence and the promise of that career was a distant memory. Are you a recent graduate who

has not yet found a definitive path to embark upon? Are you still swaying between options of what you want to pursue as a career? Are you fearful of time passing you by; of being left behind? Are you stuck and need help with finding your purpose and direction in life? Well, let’s talk about it. Assumption: Everyone looks for a rewarding and fulfilling career to pursue. Fact: This is NOT true! Almost always, people tend to focus on those careers that can make them the most money. While we do need money to exist and thrive, there are countless, unhappy professionals in various careers at this very moment. Most of the time they are pleased with the amount of money they make, but at the expense of putting up with a job that makes them not just miserable but in some cases literally sick! As you begin to make a conscious effort to prepare for your future, you must first decide whether you wish to make money and possibly be miserable doing whatever it is that you end up doing, or being happy while making sufficient money to cover all of your needs. There are two sides to the coin and varying degrees of success apparent in each one. You could very well find that you pursue a career in the field of your dreams and you make a very good living at it, or you could pursue your

By Whitney Bain passion and struggle financially. No one really knows what the end product of our lives will be, but there are some things that you can do to almost always have the kind of ultimate end you imagine. Since we only have one life to live, I would suggest that you pursue those things that will bring you happiness and fulfillment. After all, happiness is really ‘the thing’ that everyone is after. People make a lot of money to have sufficient funds to take extended vacations or perhaps invest in some business that they always wanted to venture into. Yes, use the money you make to get to that happy place, but if you can start at that happy place and build wealth over time you would avoid the ulcers, drinking problems, work-related stress and so many other ills that come along with overexertion and ultimately burn-out. Choose to be happy first of all, and then consider what kind of profession you can become involved with that will add to that happiness. Once you operate from that position of happiness, you can then create a strategy to accumulate wealth in the years ahead.

autism awareness Spectrum of hope – By Nicole Cox

Deeper down the rabbit hole Part 3 THIS week we look at part three of, “Is It Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) or ADD/ADHD?”Understand the difference between sensory processing problems and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) in children, by Priscilla Scherer, from the June/July 2004 issue of ADDitude magazine How do you know for sure? Once you recognize the possibility of SPD in your child, the next step is to locate a knowledgeable professional, usually a trained occupational therapist, to evaluate him. Many kids with SPD never receive an accurate diagnosis. The condition can resemble other problems, and can be misdiagnosed as ADD/ ADHD, a learning disability, or even pervasive developmental disorder. In some children, the symptoms are so subtle and so similar to developmental behaviors, that they can be mistaken for mere personality quirks. Friends and family may, with all good intentions, say, “She’s just a late bloomer. Uncle Fred was always a sensitive child, and look how successful he is.” Our first pediatrician suggested that Elisabeth’s resistance (to put it mildly) to haircutting and shampooing was simply one of the factors that make her a unique individual. Another barrier to diagnosis is the nature of the disorder itself. Many children with SPD intelligently develop coping strategies -- social withdrawal, ways to

avoid certain activities and textures. The coping masks, but doesn’t eradicate, the condition. Some children have a small degree of dysfunction but crave the kinds of activities that help them cope and even excel. Thus, they find their own antidote and may not need diagnosis or formal treatment. I know a boy who is more attentive and cooperative in class after swinging on the monkey bars at recess. My daughter is more easygoing after swimming. Swinging and swimming are activities that regulate the brain pathways responsible for integrating the senses. “Sometimes it’s just an immature sensory system, and a child will outgrow it,” says Stock Kranowitz. “Other times, a person doesn’t outgrow it, but grows into it.” As a person matures, she might, for instance, find an occupation that is comfortable. Consider the professor who is able to work in comfort behind the desk that “protects” her from the stimuli of classroom sights, sounds, and smells. What do doctors say? The biggest barrier to recognizing and diagnosing SPD may be the skepticism of the health care community. Much of this doubt stems from the medical model of health and disease, which requires evidence. Thus far, SI problems have not been quantified, in part because symptoms are variable and often dissimilar from one child to the next. But more research is being conducted to clarify the specific physiology,

symptoms, and effective treatment of SPD, says Dr. Miller, who suggests that SPD’s eventual inclusion in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is probable -- if not just over the horizon. Until then, the coexisting symptoms of SI and ADD/ ADHD may be confusing. A child with ADD/ADHD can be inattentive (or hyperattentive -- aware of too many things), distractible, easily frustrated, poorly organized, forgetful, fidgety, and impulsive. So can a child with SI problems. So a superficial description of a child with SPD will sound the same as a superficial description of a child with ADHD. But a closer examination of the child with SPD will reveal symptoms that likely will not be seen in the child with. ADHD (unless he has both): an intense desire for or aversion to swinging and spinning, a terror of walking on grass or other unstable or bumpy surfaces, and extreme sensitivity to noise. My daughter’s developmental psychiatrist has observed that for most of the children he has seen (all with ADD/ADHD), various treatments for SPD have not produced sustained improvements, and that makes him doubt the diagnosis. But for some, including Elisabeth, the therapies have produced long-term results.” The final installment comes next week.


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Campaigns swing into full gear BY VANESSA NARINE WITH the nominations completed, last Friday, the by-election campaigns are now swinging into full gear. No party is leaving anything to chance, given the importance of the elections - the deciding factor in whether or not the government changes. KNOCK OUT ROUND Leader of the People’s Democratic Movement and Opposition Leader, Sharlene CartwrightRobinson, noted that this is the “knock out round” and expressed confidence that come March 25 her party will be sworn in as the new government. According to her, one of her party’s concerns is getting voters out on polling day, but she noted that her party is working on a strategy to address this. The PDM’s candidate, Oral Selver, stated that now that he is officially nominated, for a second time, elation is an understatement. He said: “I am very confident and into the campaign day and night. I am getting to know my constituents better; they are seeing me and getting to know my plans. “The district knows that they will get someone that will represent them.” Asked why he was the better candidate, Selver pointed to his life. “There is no comparison between me and the other candidate. I represent hard work, dedication and honesty,” he said. “I have worked all my life and given to my community and given to my school, volunteered my time at every stage in my life. If you look you will see that there is absolutely no comparison.” Selver noted that his entire team is behind him and this is a driving force that motivates his

PDM’s candidate Oral Selver backed by his party as he makes his way to be officially nominated as a candidate in the by-election

Nominating officer, Bill Archie Claire, shakes Oral Selver’s hand as he becomes an official candidate for the Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hill electoral district.

Backed by her colleagues, Amanda Missick, completes the nomination process

Premier, Dr. Rufus Ewing, leads the way blowing his conch shell as his party’s candidate, Amanda Missick, heads to complete her nomination

campaigning.

concerned going into the by-election. She said: “I am indeed honoured to be the candidate chosen by my party to represent Cheshire Hall.” According to her, going forward will involve lots hard work, going door to door in an effort to reassure the electorate. “I am their choice. I am the better candidate. I have a proven track record,” she said.

STAY THE COURSE Premier, Dr. Rufus Ewing, in an invited comment, called for the Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hill voters to “stay the course”. He explained that this election is about more than a candidate, but is about deciding whether or not the Progressive National Party (PNP) remains the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

RBC celebrates International Women’s Day 2013 with women’s hour RBC celebrated its inaugural Women’s Hour, from 1pm to 2pm, as part of a global series of commemorative events centered around International Women’s Day on Friday. All employees around the world, including the Turks and Caicos Islands and other countries across the Caribbean where the bank operates, marked the occasion with special activities or events in celebration and recognition of the advancement and achievements of women. The activities range from wearing the colours white, green and purple in support of International Women’s Day and financial contributions to several NGOs across the Caribbean, to employees nominating and celebrating unsung women leaders in their communities. Commenting on this year’s celebrations, CEO Caribbean

Banking, RBC, Suresh Sookoo, said: “Our celebration of Women’s Hour, and of International Women’s Day, is a major aspect of our overarching commitment to support and develop initiatives that encourage the advancement of women – from women’s health and developing girls’ self esteem, to driving greater representation of women in leadership roles. “We believe that by celebrating women in the workplace, anchoring diversity in our values, and embedding it in every aspect of our business, we can improve our ability to respond to a changing world, and help create success and prosperity for our clients, employees, shareholders and communities.” He added that companies with more women senior leaders typically have higher total returns than those with fewer leadership roles.

Ewing said: “This government has delivered for you in the past and is showing that it can deliver for you now. “Stick with what you know and stay the course, this is what we are asking the electorate to do…at the end of the day this is an awesome responsibility.” His party’s candidate, Amanda Missick, added that she is not

“The other side talks about trust, but can the people of Cheshire Hall trust the unknown, you have to trust the known… the people know what they are getting.” Missick said she remains confident given that the feedback from the electorate so far has been encouraging. The by-election is set for March 22.

TCICC announce the availability of the Herbert Wilcox scholarships TURKS and Caicos Community College (TCICC) received a generous donation of $5,000 from an 85-year-old American benefactor, Mr. Herbert Wilcox, which will support scholarships for students in the field of sciences and engineering. The scholarships will be available for students enrolling for the next school year and will be called the Herbert Wilcox Scholarships. According to a press release from the college, Wilcox is a retired engineer who now lives in Ft. Myers, Florida. After a brief stop in Grand Turk while on a cruise he gained a little knowledge about the TCICC. On his return to the US, he sent an email to the college expressing his interest in forging a

collaboration relative to renewable energy after learning of the high cost of electricity in the islands, due largely to the cost of fossil fuel and its importation into the country. Wilcox and the TCICC’s president, Lee Ingham, developed a personal relationship via email and after learning more about the TCI Community College, its mission and its potential for growth and development, the philanthropist offered to donate the money. Additionally, Wilcox is interested in establishing a foundation in the name of the college that would allow faculty, students along with faculty from some US institutions of higher education – with which he is affiliated – to conduct

research in the development and manufacturing of devices that might be useful to the TCI community. The press release stated too that the research will also be a source of income for the College. Dr. John Mubenwafor, Head of the Department of Sciences, who will be in contact with Wilcox to determine ways in which this collaboration might be beneficial to the College, especially for students. The press statement added that while Wilcox is unable to be here in the country for this announcement, the TCICC hopes to honour him with the successful matriculation of the students who benefit from his scholarship funds and by forging ahead with the project in which he has invested.


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The Dentist and you  Mark Osmond BDS (Lond) LDS RCS (Eng). Mark Osmond Dental Clinic - (649) 432 3777, drmosmond@gmail.com or Find us on Facebook

Dental Health and Orthodontic Treatment Dr Mark Osmond

Grilled Pineapple Salad

Sweet and savory come together beautifully in this salad of marinated grilled chicken and pineapple on a healthy bed of baby spinach. Ingredients • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle beer • 1/2 cup honey • 1/3 cup Dijon mustard • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, or more to taste • 1 teaspoon garlic powder • 1 teaspoon salt • 1/8 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper • 2 pounds chicken breast tenderloins • 1 fresh pineapple • 1 (10 ounce) bag baby spinach leaves • 1/4 cup pine nuts • 1 (10 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained • 6 tablespoons poppy seed salad dressing (such as Kraft®), to taste Directions 1. Mix beer, honey, Dijon mustard, olive oil, rosemary, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper in a large resealable plastic bag until thoroughly combined. Add chicken to the marinade, evenly coat, and squeeze air from the bag. Seal and refrigerate several hours to overnight, turning bag over occasionally. 2. Preheat outdoor grill for mediumhigh heat and lightly oil the grate. 3. Twist top from pineapple and cut peel off in long vertical strips. Cut pineapple into wedges vertically and cut the tough core from each wedge. 4. Thread marinated chicken tenders onto skewers. Grill chicken and pineapple wedges on the preheated grill until chicken is no longer pink inside, chicken juices run clear, and pineapple wedges are tender and show light brown grill marks, 10 to 12 minutes. Cut chicken and pineapple into bitesized pieces. 5. Toss spinach with pine nuts and mandarin orange segments in a large bowl. Top salad with chicken and pineapple pieces. Serve on salad plates; drizzle each serving with 2 teaspoons poppy seed dressing.

ORTHODONTICS is the area of dentistry that aims to improve the position, appearance and function of crooked or abnormally arranged teeth. This involves wearing appliances on the teeth which, over time, move the teeth into the desired position. Some appliances are fixed and only able to be removed by a dentist (sometimes called ‘braces’) some are able to be removed by the patient (eg. Invisalign). Before starting a course of orthodontic treatment- whether Invisalign or the more traditional braces- it is essential that the patient’s teeth and gums are in an excellent state of health. It is usual to have a general dental examination to ensure that there is no untreated decay or gum disease. A professional cleaning

is also recommended. If everything is well and healthy then orthodontic treatment can commence. Throughout the course of the orthodontic treatment regular professional cleanings and check-ups (usually 6 months) are recommended to ensure that good dental health is maintained. Fixed appliances create a situation where it is harder to keep teeth and gums clean, and the appliance itself actually encourages the formation and accumulation of more plaque. The brackets and wires can also make it more difficult to see if a cavity is starting to form. Most people report finding it harder to clean their teeth whilst wearing braces. If the initial general examination diagnoses any cavities or gum

disease, it is essential that this is treated before the orthodontic treatment commences. Leaving problems untreated will result in cavities becoming larger and gum disease getting worse. This can ultimately lead to pain, the possibility of abscesses, bone loss and tooth loss. If orthodontic treatment commences without problems being corrected first, as well as all the above problems, there is a risk that the treatment will fail and long term survival of the teeth can be compromised. I have also seen cases where patients are left with permanent white halos on the teeth caused by enamel demineralization due to poor oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment.

Once a patient is treated, they are cavity-free and their oral health excellent it is fine to commence orthodontic treatment although with a patient that has a history of periodontal problems I would recommend that they are seen by a dentist every 3 months during the course of orthodontic treatment. In conclusion is it essential when considering orthodontic treatment that you work with your orthodontist and regular dentist to ensure your teeth and gums are in excellent health before commencing treatment. This way your orthodontic treatment will be the success you hope for and your will have the beautiful and healthy smile that you are seeking.

is an important component of cell and body fluids, helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Copper is a helpful cofactor for red blood cell synthesis. Manganese is a co-factor for the enzyme superoxide

dismutase, which is a very powerful free radical scavenger. Pineapples are a storehouse of several unique health promoting compounds, minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health.

health Tip 

Pineapples Pineapples have exceptional juiciness and a vibrant tropical flavor that balances the tastes of sweet and tart. Fresh pineapples are low in calories. Its flesh contains no saturated fats or cholesterol; however, it is rich source of soluble and insoluble dietary fiber like pectin. Pineapple fruit contains a proteolytic enzyme bromelain that digests food by breaking down protein. Bromelain also has antiinflammatory, anti-clotting and anti-cancer properties. Studies have shown that consumption of pineapple regularly helps fight against arthritis, indigestion and worm infestation. Fresh pineapple is an excellent source of antioxidant vitamin; vitamin C. Regular consumption of foods rich

in vitamin C helps the body protect from scurvy; develop resistance against infectious agents (boosts immunity) and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the body. Pineapples also contains small amount Vitamin A and betacarotene levels. These compounds are known to have antioxidant properties. Vitamin A is also required maintaining healthy mucus membranes, skin and essential for vision. Studies have suggested that consumption of natural fruits rich in flavonoids helps the human body to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers. In addition, this fruit is rich in B-complex group of vitamins like folates, thiamin, pyridoxine, riboflavin and minerals like copper, manganese and potassium. Potassium


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How does your garden grow

YOUR DIET

ASK TAMIKA

BY TAMIKA HANDFIELD

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

Mosquitoes in the garden THERE are two things that mosquitoes need; they need blood to manufacture eggs and a place to lay their eggs. Mosquitoes lay up to 250 eggs at a time in still water and will hatch in about seven to 10 days. That is why it is important to clean out water weekly, to keep mosquitoes from breeding. Mosquito hatcheries are everywhere. Many items that might keep water include wheelbarrows, tires, cans, bottles, toys, garden equipment, pool covers, pipes, tarps, drains, bins and even a bottle cap. Also remove standing water from fountains, ditches, clogged rain gutters, plant saucers, puddles and, buckets. The cistern should be sealed and its opening should have a mosquito net. If you have a pond or fountains, you might consider adding fish that would eat the mosquito larvae. To avoid mosquito bites, it’s always wise to wear long sleeves, avoid wearing perfume and scented hair products, make sure you have installed or repaired window and door screens, and apply insect repellent that contains DEET only on children over the age of two months. Another product made of Oil of lemon Eucalyptus is effective but should never be used on children under the age of three. Another thing to watch out for is dengue fever. Dengue fever is primarily a disease of the tropics that is transmitted by the mosquito. The mosquito is a day-biting that prefers to feed on humans. Those

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infected with dengue can suffer from a spectrum of illnesses ranging from a viral flu to severe and fatal hemorrhagic fever (DHF). The dengue virus is passed back and forth between mosquitoes and humans and causes an extraordinarily painful ailment that exists in four known strains or serotypes. Dengue is especially dangerous to children, who generally have one infection, but if bitten again can get a more serious infection that can lead to dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF). DHF causes severe internal bleeding, shock, and circulatory collapse, and is usually fatal to children. Dengue is increasingly becoming a plague of global proportions and may soon eclipse malaria as the most significant mosquito-borne viral disease affecting humans. Many mosquito trapping devices are based on generating carbon dioxide (CO2) to lure the mosquitoes to the device. Once in the vicinity of the fan on the device, the mosquitoes are sucked up into the device and into a collection bag where they will die. The CO2 baited traps will catch mosquitoes. However, even an impressively large collection, may be a minute percentage of all the blood-seeking females in the area

and this will not likely impact large populations of mosquitoes. These devices are only successful if the wind is low, the actual mosquito population is low and there are no other factors to attract the mosquitoes in that area. Bug zappers use ultraviolet light to lure mosquitoes into a trap that will electrocute them. These devices attract many types of insects such as moths and beetles. Studies have shown that these devices do not reduce the number of biting mosquitoes, and they kill other types of insects more often than they kill mosquitoes. The best way to reduce the mosquito population is by preventing them from breeding in close vicinity to your home, by making sure your garden has no nests, as well as sharing this information with your neighbors. Gardening news: Care to share your gardening thoughts, insights, triumphs, disappointments or photos with your fellow gardening enthusiast? I invite you to now join the new active discussions gardening forum specially created for the Turks and Caicos gardeners. Please come share your comments and thoughts at tcigardening.fullforums.org

Eating for the Health of It—Eating Right, Your Way, Everyday! EACH March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) celebrates National Nutrition Month as a way to continually emphasize the importance of health and healthy eating. This year’s theme: Eating Right, Your Way, Everyday shows that eating healthy is not a ‘one size fits all’ plan. Not a day goes by and I am not asked: ‘What foods should I be eating?’ My answer usually is “That depends.” It depends on many factors such as: personal preference, cultural traditions, budget, availability of foods and health concerns to name a few. For many persons, eating healthy has been reduced to what is commonly called rabbit’s food. This includes salads, other vegetables and not much else. So there is no surprise that many people find the idea of changing their eating habits boring and tiring. There is no reason to deprive yourself and your taste-buds provided that you eat your favorite foods in moderation and in conjunction with regular physical activity. Food and eating are associated with fun times, love and family. The tips below can provide some guidance on how you can continue to associate food with good memories as you eat for the health of it: Get the experts opinion. Consult a Registered Dietitian to learn how your cultural foods fit into a healthy eating pattern. We are trained in helping you eat right, your way, everyday. We also provide education that allows you to make healthful choices based on the foods you know and like. Set goals for you and your family. Think about the foods you currently eat and think about the foods you would like to start eating. Then, come up with a plan of action that will get you to your end goal. Plan ahead. It is important to plan your meals in advance so that you have the necessary healthful ingredients on hand when you find yourself in a time crunch. I advise persons to be selfish and choose foods based on what the foods can do for them. If your foods are loaded with saturated fat, calories, sodium and added sugars then it does nothing for your body except help you to pack on the pounds and put you at risk of developing many chronic diseases. Instead, eat foods for the health of it—choose foods that are brightly colored, dark green, high in fiber and protein. Choose your cultural foods or other personal preference that fit the above criteria and make the choice to eat right, your way, everyday! ACCU Medical Nutrition is based at Provo Plaza (old Pizza Pizza Building) No. 5, Providenciales. Call 946 8308, 242 3978 or 442 3978.


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Fireworks flare at PDM’s ‘Destiny’ rally BY VANESSA NARINE

FIREWORKS flared both in the sky and on stage at the People’s Democratic Movement’s (PDM) ‘Destiny’ rally, last Friday. The common message stressed by the line-up of speakers was the importance of the upcoming by-election and the enormous responsibility voters in the Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hills area have, as well as the party’s commitment to restoration of the nation. The party’s leadership widely endorsed their candidate, Oral Selver, as did well known community members, including the outspoken Angela Tucker. Selver, in his address, quipped that the only things that the TCI needs are “Jesus and the PDM”. He urged the electorate to prepare to mark history and not make the wrong turn, but vote his party into government to see real change. Selver maintained that his representation of the district, if elected, will reflect hard work, dedication and leadership. Leader of the party and the Opposition, Sharlene CartwrightRobinson, in her speech echoed similar sentiments and made it clear that this second chance for real change must be seized. She said: “Turks and Caicos Islands on November 9 voted overwhelmingly for the PDM. You gave us the vote of confidence and

we are asking you Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hills to finish the work that was begun….Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hills you have had an opportunity to see what representation you would have under a PNP Government. “And I am sure as many of you have said and this country over have told us that you are disappointed. “You have said and we agree that it does not feel like we have an elected government, you have said and we agree that we are not satisfied that the leader is strong enough for this period, you have said and we agree that his team is not the team for these Islands at this time, you have said and we agree that there must a change and that destiny has in fact brought us to this place and we are now being given a second chance with the right candidate, the right leadership to take this country in the right direction. “We are hearing you and we are agreeing with you that the PDM must be the next Government because we have the vision and the experience and the plans. “Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hills – it is about our future.” WEIGHT OF THE VOTE She stressed the weight of the March 22 vote on the future of the TCI, underscoring the fact that the vote influences not only who the new representative for the district is, but also who the new government will

Stephen Wilson QC with Governor Ric Todd at the Supreme Court

Members of the PDM team on stage at Friday’s Destiny rally

be, considering that the House of Assembly is seven to seven. The PDM Leader said: “A vote for Oral will also make me your Premier, which would make history. “We are now on our second female Deputy Governor, both appointed by the way by a country that had a highly successful female Prime Minister in the form of Margaret Thatcher – the so-called Iron Lady for some 12 years; and now you the people of Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hills have in your hands, the power to elect our first female Premier. “We would be joining the ranks of our two largest English speaking fellow Caribbean countries Jamaica and Trinidad, with women at the head of their governments. “You have already shown your confidence in sending me to Parliament at the top of the polls.” She called for the importance of the vote to be recognised and not be

Richard Savory QC and Governor Ric Todd at Supreme Court

Two lawyers appointed as QCs TWO lawyers were awarded Queen's Council status on Monday in a ceremony at the Supreme Court in Providenciales. Turks and Caicos Islander Richard Savory of Savory and Co, and Stephen Wilson of Graham Thompson, have been recognised as having reached the required standard of excellence by the Islands’ former Chief Justice Sir Gordon Ward. Ward, before the end of his tenure, recommended them to Her Majesty the Queen through

Governor Ric Todd. Both men received their ‘Letters Patent’ from the Governor signed on behalf of the Queen. The ceremony was presided over by TCI Chief Justice Edwin Goldsbrough. Queen’s Counsel status is recognised internationally as a hallmark of integrity and quality, and is relied on by the judiciary, the legal profession, the Government, and members of the public. The accolade also provides a goal

that serves to encourage lawyers to improve their own professional qualities and to contribute positively in matters of law and justice. In the 16th century, the designation of Queen's (or King’s) Counsel was given to advocates who, by reason of their rank, seniority and legal acumen, were engaged to represent the monarch of the day. Since the 18th century, it has signified a bestowal of high legal rank recognised by the Crown and judiciary.

taken lightly Cartwright-Robinson said: “Constituents of Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hills, there is no way that I, or anyone else can overestimate your importance to the future of our Beautiful By Nature country at this very critical time. “My party and I are convinced that we have the way forward for our Turks and Caicos Islands. “To get us out of this disastrous financial position that we have found ourselves in still all because of the usual disappointing legacy of a PNP term. “When our PDM government left office we left this country in improved states and our reputation remained in tack regionally and internationally. “It is time to regain our country’s stellar reputation that was envied by many, and lost in recent years. It is time to take this country in the right direction. “Yes there has been, and still is to some extent, an international financial meltdown, due to no fault of our own; but there has also been millions of dollars wasted by, and allegedly misappropriated by the governments that succeeded the last PDM government. “This of course, remains now a matter for the court but we have to look to a mature government – to leadership that is experienced, proven and tried, to a team of individuals who have shown themselves as leaders already in their lives. “This country needs real plans, real leadership and a fresh breath of air. “My party campaigned from our Blue Print and even though the PNP’s manifesto became almost a mirror of our platform, they became the Government and did nothing because they did not know how to. “Three months later and nothing has been happening.” PLATFORM Outlining her party’s platform, the Leader promised “a real effort and not lip service” to creating jobs and ensuring that everyone who is able to work can; aggressive efforts to move the economy; partnerships with the private sector to market the TCI as open for business; tackling the health care “monster”; increased focus on youth; responsible population growth to advance the development of the Islands; and a new and improved Labour and Immigration with adequate resources to carry out its true function and better representation of government

workers, among others. Cartwright-Robinson said: “My fellow citizens of Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hills, our country’s future is truly in your hands, and what I and my party want you to do, need you to do, and beg you to do, is to mark your X next to Isaac Oral Selver’s name on March 22. “This would again give your country a PDM led government, allowing us to undertake the programmes we spelled out in our manifesto. “You and these Islands have already shown us that you trust us. “You gave us the popular vote – nearly 500 more people voted for us than the PNP in these Islands, you have given us the widest margin of victory in our constituency wins, you have given us the most national seats and we are grateful as a party for that mark of confidence. “We ask you now to finish the statement that has already been made. Give us a chance to take this country in the right direction. “We are ready, we will not mark time on spot. We are ready to lead and give this country the chance it needs. “We have a great team. Honourable Taylor is a wellrespected man locally, regionally and internationally and the world trusts him. “His experience is invaluable and you will certainly bring experience, vision and proven leadership to this team. “Honourable Connolly has proven herself as a strong business woman and you have given her the nod that you trust her. “Honourable Astwood and Honourable Williams have been in government before and understand how it works and have themselves been successfully businessmen. “Honourable Edwin Astwood though young has a long and distinguished career in health and offers fresh ideas and vision from a youth perspective. “Honourable Selver is a former Minister of Government times over and we are confident that he brings invaluable experience to the table.” “Hon Oral Selver will bring his vast hospitality background to the table and his record of strong representation. “Oral Selver is vital and key to whether this country stays the course of standing still and doing nothing or whether we move this country forward in the right direction. “Oral Selver and the PDM is strong on representation, strong on vision and plans, strong on governance and experience. “You need to answer destiny’s call for a change. You have shown that you trust us, you trust me, you trust the PDM…we are depending on you. The Turks and Caicos is depending on you.” The PDM’s other serving parliamentarians also addressed the rally’s gathering and concurred that the PDM will restore hope and dignity to the Islands, as well as the nation’s Constitution.


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Regent Palms Karen Whitt and Stan Hartling happily receives the award for Hotel of the Year 2012

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An elegant crowd of over 400 persons attends the glitzy award cermony

Tourism association honours hospitality’s shining stars HOSPITALITY personnel from the country’s number one industry – tourism - set aside their duties and got glammed up for the glitzy Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA) fifth annual Star Awards. More than 400 people, including nominees, supporters and government officials, received a red carpet welcome to the spectacular occasion suitably hosted under the stars in the exquisitely laid out Croquet Lawn at the Regent Palms. The event held on February 28, aimed to show appreciation and recognised dedicated individuals who add significantly the tourism industry. SHINING STARS This year the TCHTA presented awards to winners in 15 categories. It was a record breaking year for the Regent Palms, capturing four wins at the grand event. The resort once again won the illustrious Hotel of the Year award while its Parallel 23 took the coveted Restaurant of the Year title. Leonie Henry of Regent Palms took away the star for Manager of the Year. The resort’s general manager Karen Whitt was awarded Hotelier of the Year, a tie with Crawford Sherman of Parrot Cay Resort. Whitt, surprised that the Regent Palms snagged the most awards, said: “I would have been happy to win any one. “The competition is outrageous, there are people in so many hotels that do a phenomenal job. I am so very proud of my staff.” What made her most proud, she said, was the honour of Hotel of the Year. Apart from being a luxury resort and providing quality service and top notch amenities, many of the employees are involved in civic outreach and donate substantially to different organisations like the Red Cross, Kiwanis Club and the Cancer Society. The resort also recently won the

title of World’s Leading Spa Resort by the World Travel Awards and Best Spa in the Caribbean, from The Conde’ Nast Traveler Readers’Poll. As president of the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA), Whitt congratulated all the nominees who worked together to “help to create magical moments for guests” who visit the Turks and Caicos Islands. Beaches managed to secure three awards: Colin Watson snagged Chef of the Year, Omar Hazel won Employee of the Year and Shellion Meyler was awarded Housekeeper of the Year. Seven Stars employees were in hot pursuit, also winning three awards. Beatrice Tellus grabbed TCHTA Shining Star while Kirkwood Cox bagged Bartender of the Year and Indika Dissanayak, Supervisor of the Year. Gansevoort’s Janette Green won Heart of Hospitality and The Sands’

Adias Mereus secured Ambassador of the Year. In some outside categories, George Hinson won Taxi Driver of the Year and Grace Bay Car Rentals and Sales was honoured with Allied Member of the Year. Kitch Penn Junkanoo group, who ended the award ceremony with energetic performance, was nominated Entertainer of the Year. Other festivities included a performance of the National Anthem and National Song by the Enid Capron Primary School choir and entertainment by Tropical Soul. A scrumptious buffet dinner was offered and speeches were made while emcees, EJ Saunders and Takara Bain kept the audience amused throughout the evening. PLeased Premier Dr. Rufus Ewing, sharing

opening remarks, gave a warm thank you to the nominees for their contribution and congratulated them for going beyond the call of duty. He said: “The enthusiasm and ability to motivate and to be motivated have resulted in significant increase in the productivity in the hospitality industry. “Encouraging and rewarding hospitality professionals for excellence in hospitality is of utmost importance to continue the improvement and growth in the tourism industry.” Minister of Finance and Tourism Washington Missick recalled the days of 1991 when only a few resorts existed in Providenciales. “I believe we have come a long, long way since then and I believe a lot is owed to the bravery of the people who have come and invested

their money here,” he said. “We’ve come from the days of the dusty roads in Provo to the days where we’ve got paved roads, we’ve just extended the runway in Providenciales and yesterday we approved ten plus million dollars to extend Providenciales airport terminal.” He also said that the planning department recently approved the architectural plans for the construction of the WH Marriott Hotel in Providenciales. “The Government is committed to creating an investment friendly climate to make sure that we grow this economy.” He expressed satisfaction with the progress the industry has made and added it is important to keep employees happy because “a happy worker is going to deliver excellent service”. (KH)

TCI joins internet dance craze

– Hundreds expected at beach front boogie IT HAS already taken the world by storm racking up millions of internet hits, and now the Harlem Shake is hitting the TCI. This Sunday residents and tourists alike are invited to gather on the beach at Bugaloo’s in Five Cays to take part in an exciting family friendly dance event. Attendees will have the chance to shake and shimmy in an extravaganza of colour and costumes to a backdrop of upbeat music. Special guests David Bowen and the Maskanoo Band are set to get the party started from 12.30pm. And it will all be filmed by a crew of volunteers who hope to make the TCI video the next big thing. Friends Mark Gangasingh and

Cord Garrido-Lowe came up with the idea after spotting the video craze online. The 30 second videos begin with one person, often helmeted or masked, dancing alone to Harlem Shake by electronic music producer Baauer surrounded by other people not paying attention. When the bass drops the video cuts to the entire crowd doing individual energetic dance moves often wearing crazy outfits or costumes and wielding props. Mark, founder of photography and videography company Visual Storytelling, said: “My friend forwarded me the original Harlem Shake video and it was so funny that when I showed it to my co-workers they immediately said, ‘Let's do one!’” Mark produced a video at his

office that day and once it was posted online it immediately became a hit. He was then approached by a number of people who urged him to produce a bigger version that everyone across the island could take part in. Graphic designer Cord has been key in organising the event which is set to take place on the beach by Bugaloo’s restaurant and bar. He explained: “The Harlem Shake video is so popular on the web at the moment so we decided to get organised and invite all of Provo to participate. “And here it is, coming this Sunday, hopefully we'll have a great turn out from across the island to represent and show the world that TCI is not just beautiful, it is also full of culture, creativity,

entertainment and we can shake it!” The event begins at 12.30pm sharp and there will be prizes for best costume. For more details and updates on the event search for ‘Harlem Shake TCI’ on Facebook.


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Students from the winning school - Maranatha A new boardwalk, signage and a new visitors’ centre are among the additions to the Little Water Cay wildlife reserve

Iguana Island gets revamp as part of $1.2m project

ONE of TCI’s most popular tourist attractions – Iguana Island – has been given a revamp thanks to a National Trust and EU project. A new boardwalk, signage and a new visitors’ centre are among the additions to the Little Water Cay wildlife reserve. Other key heritage sites across Turks and Caicos will also be given attention before December 31, 2014 as part of the $1.2m project. At a press conference last week, head of the National Trust, Ethlyn Gibbs-Williams, said: “Little Water Cay is a very special habitat and it is one of the jewels of Turks and Caicos which needs to be polished so that it can really shine. “This heritage site is managed by the National Trust and is one of the main funding sources which enables

the organisation to carry out essential services in the development of the tourism product.” In addition to the physical changes staff will be trained in order to produce a variety of different tours on the picturesque island. The restructure of Little Water Cay took place as part of the Management of Protected Areas Supports Sustainable Economics project (MPASSE). MPASSE is jointly funded by the European Union and the National Trust, and is being implemented by three UK Caribbean overseas territories – the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and the TCI. The overall objective of the project is to fulfil international environmental agreements and in so doing support sustainable

development. It should lead to improved eco-tourism facilities, improved environmental awareness, improved conservational management measures and improved institutional capacity. A local committee which supported the project comprised of the Tourist Board, the Department of Environment and Maritime Affairs, the Planning Department, Big Blue Unlimited and the National Trust. The TCI National Trust is a 20-year-old non-governmental organisation charged with safeguarding the natural, historical and cultural heritage of the TCI for present and future generations. The trust identifies projects and seeks funding to implement its plans through collaborating with partners.

Unwell pregnant woman claims she was forced to give up hospital bed A FIVE month pregnant woman with health complaints claimed that Cheshire Hall Medical Centre forced her to give up her hospital bed to cater to another patient. However hospital officials say she voluntarily left the facility just before a bed became available. The 35-year-old explained that she was admitted to the hospital on February 6 by her doctor to start insulin shots because she is a diabetic and her sugar level was high. She said: “I was also bleeding and my doctor didn’t want me to stay at home because of the risk of a miscarriage. “I saw her at the maternity ward and they told me I would have to be admitted to the general ward so I waited from about 8.30am to about 12.45pm, pregnant, hungry and sitting waiting for a bed. “At around 12.45pm a male nurse told me that a room was available, he even told me to get settled and he would be right back. I was basically in that room for about five minutes. “He didn’t return, a nurse entered the room and she told me that I

would have to give up that room for another patient but I said to myself, I was a patient also. “She then proceeded to tell me that she knew I didn’t like the fact that she’s telling me that I have to move. “I then replied ‘No I am unhappy that you’re telling me to move’. She then said she had no choice because she had no-where to put me.” The pregnant woman went on to say that the nurse told her that she would have someone put her in a “small cut”, in a room with a lady who just gave birth. Upset, she told them that she’d rather go home, since there, she had a comfortable bed, and at the hospital there was no-where to put her. The 35-year-old said: “As I was leaving the room, she asked where I was going and I told her home, when you guys find a bed to put me then you can call me. The nurse’s reply was only ‘oh’. “They haven’t called me since; I would think that after my doctor walked in and didn’t see me, she would call me to at least see if I was

okay. “I pay National Health Insurance Plan (NHIP), every month and have been paying it since it was established. “I’ve only started using their services since I’ve become pregnant. I feel as though I was treated like a ‘nobody’.” There was a contradiction between the woman’s statement and the comment made by officials from the hospital. Public relations officer for the hospital, Diana Swann, said: “A hospital spokesman has confirmed that a woman did show up for a treatment. “There were no beds available on the General Ward. She was asked to wait. “A bed was found for her over at the maternity ward. However when the nurse went to get more information from her they discovered that she had left. “According to the spokesman she left without telling anyone she was leaving. The spokesman further denied that she was told to leave the hospital.”

Maranatha High School wins 2013 Science Quiz By Daisy Handfield EDUCATION week kicked off on March 1 with a parade and closed off with an awards ceremony at the Gustavus Lightbourne Sports Complex on Thursday (March 7). Maranatha emerged as the overall high school quiz winners with 22 points, Clement Howell came second with 18 points and Wesley Methodist came third with five points. Nine high schools took part in the fourth annual Science Quiz competition. One of the champions from Maranatha High School, Maiya Madden, noted that she was elated for their win seeing that this was her final year in high school. She said: “I’m excited for our win, we started preparing a little late but in the end we got all our questions and we all practiced. “Up until the day before the event we stayed after school and practiced.”

Coordinator for the National Science Quiz, Alton McPherson, stressed that the scores for last year were better. McPherson said: “I think the teams from last year were better prepared than this year, based on the results. “The scores from last year were much higher than the scores for this year.” The coordinator said that there would be a number of changes that would be implemented for next year’s event. He said: “We noted that one of the teams that participated in the first match indicated that they did not get to practice as much as they need to so we plan on insuring that all the teams have questions from the 2012 match seeing that they already have those from 2011. “We will also try to provide more time and more support in terms of practicing. The overall event was good but we would like it to be much livelier next year.”

Hospitalised Clement Howell student still suffering from pain ALTHOUGH the 17-year-old boy, who was 16 at the time of his savage beating in Clement Howell High School, has been dismissed from the hospital he still complains that when he wakes up in the morning he feels pain in his lower back. It is still not for certain whether or not the boy will suffer from any long term injuries. The Clement Howell student was attacked by four boys at his school on February 25 and is said to have suffered from a torn kidney and a blood clot in his liver. The boys involved in the matter will appear before the court on March 11. The victim was released from hospital on March 1 and is scheduled to re visit the doctors on March 13 when he will find out when he will be able to go back to school and if there is any long term damage. The Weekly News spoke to the grandmother of the boy on Thursday and she noted that the parents of one of the culprits visited the boy in the hospital.

She told him that she didn’t think that his family should take the matter before the court, because he and her son could become friends in the long run. The boy was still under medication so he did not respond to their statement. His grandmother commented that she decided to take the matter before the court because she was “tired of the abuse and the bullying”. In a brief interview with the victim, he confirmed to the Weekly News that he is still in a lot of pain and he does not feel the same after the incident. He said: “I am okay but I am still in a lot of pain and sometimes when I walk I feel it. “If I drop something on the ground, I cannot bend down and pick it up. “The situation caused me more because I was hospitalised and I am still under medication which means taking three to four pills a day. “I use to play basketball but since the incident, I am not as active as I use to be.”


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High schools rewarded for participation in 2013 Education Week Science Fair By Daisy Handfield THE COMPETITION at this year’s Science Fair was broken down into four categories; the creative arts poster, graphic arts, science quiz and last but not least the science project. The winning school for the ‘project’ portion of the competition was awarded to Raymond Gardiner, second place, Champions for Christ and third place, British West Indies Collegiate. British West Indies Collegiate placed first in the ‘Graphic Arts’ segment, Clement Howell behind them in second and Raymond Gardiner in third. Maranatha High School placed first in the ‘Quiz’ competition, Clement Howell in second and Wesley Methodist in the third. The ‘Creative Arts’ portion of the competition went to Clement Howell, Raymond Gardiner in second and Holy Family in third. Six schools demonstrated their scientific skills on Wednesday at the Gustavus Lightbourne Sports Complex during the fourth annual high school Science Fair. The event displayed a wide variety of science experiments which all focused on preserving the environment by using recycled materials. Secretary in the Ministry of Education of Youth, Culture, Sports and Library Services, Tamera Robinson, noted that this event came about to allow the students in high

school to showcase their scientific abilities and to get them interested in experimenting. Robinson said: “Each year it gets better, I have not seen any school redo any projects that have been done in previous years. “What is amazing in my opinion about this year is that all the participants have done something to do with recycling. “This event exposes them to what is possible. I think all of the students have done something that can be applicable to everyday activity.” Project Name: Lighters of Light The school’s objective is to find an alternative day time light source. On the side are bottles with water and chlorine. The chlorine is used as a disinfectant. Once the bottles are put on top of the roof, the sun hits it and the reflection causes the light to go in different directions which also causes the glowing effect. Project Name: Recycling Motor Oil Instead of throwing out the used cooking oil or any old oil, the students filtered the oil and made paint, soap and produced flames. They combined sodium hydroxide, oil and water to make soap which was considered just as good as the soaps purchased in the stores. The school crest on the poster was

painted with the final product of the ‘used oil’. Project Name: Biogas A cost effective and efficient alternative energy source for domestic use in the TCI. In the Turks and Caicos Islands the production of energy is limited and relies heavily on the importation of fuel. They added water and organic waste, collected vegetables and pig manure from the farm and school canteen. They tested it twice, in a warm environment and in a cool environment and then compared the time to the time of an electrical stove. The conclusion was, if you burn it for 22 minutes daily you can save up to $1.34 and within a month you can save $41.54. The gas produced is methane. Project Name: Miracle Drops Formula This experiment sanitises, disinfects and deodorises urine. It also conserves water because every time you flush, 3.4 gallons of water is being used or 17 cents is being spent. Where while using this formal only 5 cents is spent. Project Name: Biodegradable Glue from Fish Scales vs. Commercial Adhesives Boiled them up for eight to 10 hours

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to make a concentrated paste or glue out of the fish scales then they attached them to blocks and pulled them apart and use a force meter to see how much force it took to separate the two blocks. Project Name: Aqua-Hydaero Funics The students were looking for ways to grow plants on island without using

soil, because soil is not abundant in the country, so they decided to use materials that are. All their plants have been grown without using soil. The fishes provide the waste to fertilise the plants; the pebbles are there because in the fish waste there is ammonia which is very harmful for plants, the bacteria on the rocks cleanses the fertiliser, taking away the ammonia. The tip of the plant constantly remains in the water so you don’t have to worry about watering your plants continuously.

LIME partners with CHHS on exit readiness programme DREXWELL Seymour of Lime Turks and Caicos Islands was one of several persons from various companies around the island to participate in the Clement Howell High School’s fifth form Exit Readiness Programme 2013 this week. Seymour conducted mock interviews with the students at the Clement Howell High School as they prepared to exit from the secondary level. Some students will be going on to higher learning and others will be entering the work force so the interviews allowed them to get a taste of what a real interview process would entail. As part of the sessions, invaluable feedback was shared with the participants about the

interviews. Seymour said: “There was one interviewee who impressed me because he knew the Lime mission statement. “He researched and knew a lot about the company. “This exercise was particularly rewarding because it gave potential employers an opportunity to give back to the educational process and to allow students to have a ‘real life’ experience in a setting where they could improve on different areas when it is time for the real world interviews.” The Exit Readiness Programme is part of the school’s effort to give students a chance to evaluate what they will face when they leave high school to pursue their dreams.

TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMISSION

PUBLIC NOTICE Re: Consolidated Quarterly Statistical Reports Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, BWI – 25 February 2013 - The Turks and Caicos Islands Financial Services Commission (“The Commission”) wishes to advise the public that Quarterly Statistical Reports containing consolidated figures for the domestic insurance, banking and money transmitters sectors are now available on its website. The statistics are based on the Quarterly Regulatory Returns submitted by the various licensees.

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This is my story, this is my song! BY CANDY HERWIN “Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! Oh what a foretaste of glory divine” These may be words from Pastor Antoinette Talbot’s favorite hymn, but they epitomize the Christian values, faith and steadfastness in which our Salt Cay ‘Nettie’ has always lived her live. On the glorious day of Sunday February 17th it seemed like the whole community of the Turks and Caicos attendedan Appreciation Service in honour of Rev. Pastor Antoinette Olivia Talbot’s unswerving dedication to the Church of God of Prophesy spanning nearly forty years. Officiating over the ceremony was Senior Pastor Wesley Missick and Minister Josephine James. Each of the many church representatives

and speakers from around the islands expressed their thanks in a thoughtful and meaningful way and every family member and friend were proud to all be part of this festive occasion. Ms. Nettie was born on December 22nd 1939 to proud parents Alvin James Garland and Isabella Elizabeth Simmons. Her father like many men of the era was a boat captain who loved to sail in a ‘lighter’ boat which he named after his younger daughter “Nettie.” Her mother Isabella was a kind and gifted musician and passed her musical talents on to her children especially Nettie who has delighted congregations ever since. Married to Sherlock or ”Rock” as his friends fondly called him in 1960, the union produced seven children, Donovan, Avis, Lawrence, Michael, Elliott, Andrea and Dianne.

Although Pastor Nettie grew up in the Anglican Church she joined the Church of Prophecy in 1983 and has been an incredibly active member earning her the theme title during the Appreciation Service of “Gods Chosen Vessel.” Precious, loving, giving, caring, thoughtful, generous, uplifting, reliable and cheerful are just a few of the words that describe the character of Pastor Antoinette TalbotCertainly our little community on Salt Cay love Ms. Nettie because she is warm hearted and kind and a wonderful story teller. Whatever the colour or creed, Ms. Nettie is always willing to help in whatever way she can. When people are sad, she will comfort them. When people are sick, she will care for them and pray for their good health. When people are hungry she will

Pastor Antoinette Talbot

always feed them with her delicious Salt Cay dishes and uplift their spirit. If there is an unsung hero it would be Ms Nettie who is the hidden hands behind so many good deeds and is always a pillar of strength in our community.

.After the Service a wonderful celebration banquet was held at Margaritaville Cruise Center with songs, dinner, congratulatory remarks and the cutting of the cake. We all thank you Pastor Antoinette Talbot for being you!


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Top model contestants urged to be their own brand IT is a well-known fact that the recipe for a successful brand includes carefully defining what the brand represents and delivering a consistent customer experience every

time. The stronger the brand identity, the greater the correlation is to consumer purchasing.  That is why businesses invest heavily to

protect such an intangible part of their business. This was the message left with this year’s Top Model contestants by Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas

(ZNS) veteran, Diana Swann. Swann made a presentation last week at a developmental workshop for the contestants. According to her, a brand could take many forms, including a name, sign, symbol or slogan. Swann said: “When you promote yourself, people begin to perceive you for what you present yourself to be. “And once you become a brand or a spokesperson, your life now belongs to the public, and you must always remain in ‘character’. “People do not want to see you outside of what their expectations of you are perceived to be. “Successful brands selfpromote. You must be loyal, excellent and an expert in your field. “You get certain benefits by being who you are and you must conduct yourself in the right manger. “As a spokes model, you must be an asset to your brand, as going against your brand identity or the brand that you are to represent will cause you to lose stock in the public’s eye and be disassociated with that brand.”

Diana Swann in a presentation at the workshop

Swann informed the contestants that they must live honourable lives with integrity, as the world is watching - always. She urged participants to find out what they had to offer, make realistic goals and design performance measures that would allow them to show that they were accomplishing them. According to her, this along with deciding what they will do, and what resources they will need to overcome any obstacles; and importantly,

they must be memorable. “Luck is where preparation meets opportunity,” said Swann. “You are all unique and talented young people with a great future ahead of you. “The opportunity of being a part of the TCI Top Model Contest and Fashion Extravaganza is a choice you made. “Stay focused, turn weaknesses into strengths, and always remember that choices you make today will determine your tomorrow.”


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Children anxious to meet Henry the Conch at one of the school’s education week activities last Thursday

Let’s Talk Law With David Cadman

David Cadman is a litigation attorney and partner with Griffiths & Partners. He was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1996 and as an attorney in the Turks & Caicos Islands in 2005.

The New Equality Law for Turks and Caicos A NEW law on ‘Equality’ was passed last October and is due to come into effect on a date to be announced. The scope of the 88-page Equality Ordinance is very wide and covers, in particular, services, public functions and contracts (including employment contracts).It might more accurately be described as an ‘anti-discrimination’ law. The essential proposition is simple enough: a person is entitled not to be discriminated against and they will have been discriminated against if they are treated less favourably than someone else because of a “protected characteristic”. What is a “protected characteristic”? Age, disability, marriage, political opinion, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex (i.e. gender) and sexual orientation. That’s not to say that each of these characteristics is treated alike. Age, for example, may not be treated as discrimination in certain circumstances. In actual fact, the new law creates five different categories of discrimination: direct discrimination, disability discrimination, pregnancy and maternity discrimination (work and non-work categories) and indirect discrimination. There are also harassment provisions in the Ordinance: that is, where characteristic and the conduct violates the other person’s dignity or creates “an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment” for that other person. The law also requires “reasonable adjustments” to be made for dealing with disabled persons. It all sounds reasonable enough but it doesn’t take too long to see how the basic principles of this law easily become cumbersome. For example, “indirect discrimination”, according to the new law, “arises where a person applies to another a provision, criterion or practice which is discriminatory in relation to that person’s characteristic” but it will only be discriminatory where the person applying the provision “cannot show it to be a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim”. Crystal clear? The main problem with the law is that it seeks to provide general rules for just about every scenario. The casualty is that it will be difficult to know what specifically is right and wrong, so that even the most dutiful person may find themselves on the wrong side of this law. Therewill be significant penalties for falling foul of this new legislation too, when it comes into effect, including awarding compensation for “injured feelings” and making recommendations for advisory steps to be taken, with further compensation awarded if the advisory steps are not followed. There will also be criminal penalties for contravention of the Equality Ordinance, including by an employee or agent. Whilst the legislation provides for a “public sector equality duty”, in all likelihood, it is going to be employers who will bear the main burden of responding to accusations of discrimination under this new law. Employees will be able to bring complaints about terms of employment which potentially relate to them and seek a declaration in respect of a contract term as to whether it is enforceable. And the new provisions are not just limited to employees but include discrimination against persons an employer does not offer employment to and it also applies to contract workers. When it comes into effect, employers, their employees and agents will particularly need to become familiar with this new and, at times, entangling legislation. And don’t get your hopes up about the “public sector equality duty”. Government never leads by example and the Equality Ordinance typifies this principle. Section 76 specifically states that failure in respect of performance of a duty imposed by the public sector equality duty “does not confer a cause of action at private law”.


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Scenes from Education Week Activities

Director of Culture David Bowen teaches a group from the Enid Capron Primary School some new dance moves

Students from The Ashcroft School begins World Book Day on March 7 with an hour of reading

Delighted little winners, and their teachers, of Mills Institute Spelling Bee competition held last Tuesday

Pirates, princesses, gladiators and superheroes all add special magic from the wonderful world of books

Grace Bay Resorts announces The Residences GRACE BAY Resorts revealed plans that will create an additional boost to tourism and development - the hospitality brand’s first-ever residential villas on the awardwinning Grace Bay Beach called The Residences. Chief executive officer and principal of Grace Bay Resorts Mark Durliat exposed details of the luxurious property and displayed a remarkable miniature model at a press conference last Thursday. Located about three or four miles west of Grace Bay Club, the “microresort” promises to offer all the comforts of a private home with the management and luxury services of a five-star resort. “Turks and Caicos remains a huge destination for those wanting to have a second home and Grace Bay Beach offers an unparalleled location for launching Grace Bay Resorts’ first freestanding residential concept,” said Durliat. “We continue to see significant interest in this type of property on Providenciales from our most sophisticated luxury customers who are interested in buying residential property or renting for short term, high-end family vacations.” “What we are offering is a single family home with comfort

and security…taking residential ownership to a whole other level,” he added. While not in residence, owners can also rent their home to high-end travellers seeking an ultra-luxurious, private vacation experience. In addition to calling Grace Bay Beach home, owners will be provided access to the resort property’s common areas and amenities, including an elegant library, access to on-site management and concierge staff and a fully-equipped fitness centre. In-villa services will include spa treatments, in-room chefs, concierge services, housekeeping, maintenance and beach services, as well as preferential access to the awardwinning Grace Bay Club, as well as signing privileges at all restaurants and bars. Prices for The Residences start at $3.7 million, with Sotheby’s International Realty managing all sales on behalf of Grace Bay Resorts. The property includes three luxury homes currently under development and combines sophisticated, elegant design with the highest level of service and exclusive amenities. Each of the custom-designed homes is located on a 95-foot-wide freehold parcel of private beachfront

Chief Executive Officer and Principal of Grace Bay Resorts Mark Durliat shares details of the new luxury property

and offers over 6,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and 2,600 square feet of external area with private deck surrounding an infinity pool and outdoor shower.

The two oversized master bedrooms provide oceanfront views, while the expansive living and dining areas offer 14’ ceilings, solid wood kitchens with highest quality appliances, fixtures and

finishings. The Residences are designed by Coast Architects known for its work with Amanyara, Parrot Cay and a multitude of super luxury residences in Turks and Caicos. (KH)


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Caribbean pays homage to Chavez CARIBBEAN Community leaders were Wednesday paying tribute to Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez who died Tuesday after a prolonged battle with cancer. St. Lucia’s Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony said that the significance of Chavez’s death “looms very large” for several Caribbean states especially those that shared a close working relationship with his administration. “He will be remembered for a long time, he accomplished so much in the short fourteen years he was in office and all of us have reason to celebrate the friendship and memory of his accomplishments,” Anthony said. He described the 58-year-old leader as a “wonderful friend of the Caribbean, who sought to build bridges” and that St. Lucia “will obviously be distressed by the death of the President, but I certainly share the pain and anguish of the Venezuelan people at this time. “It is indeed unfortunate for St. Lucia that we were unable to maximise our relationship with Venezuela during his tenure. “We had several conversations about the future and he was very anxious to assist St. Lucia through the PetroCaribe oil agreement and through our joining ALBA (Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our America (ALBA), if we chose to exercise that option,” Prime Minister Anthony said. He said that the future of the current relationship with Venezuela would depend on the outcome of the presidential elections in the next few days. But he said he was confident that if Vice President Nicholas Maduro is elected he would continue the policies of his predecessor. Guyana’s president Donald Ramotar called Chavez a “great friend of Guyana.” He said that during Chavez’s tenure as President of Venezuela he sought to promote harmony and solidarity between the two neighbouring nations. Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer described Chavez’s death as a “huge blow” noting he was “a true champion of not only the working class people of Venezuela but of the entire Caribbean. “Being in his presence and interacting with him was always uplifting and was a positive symbol of great hope for Latin America and the Caribbean,” Spencer said. “His contributions to the development of Antigua and Barbuda and the Caribbean in general will always be remembered. The Caribbean owes a debt of gratitude

Jean-Claude Duvalier denied responsibility for crimes carried out under his 15-year rule.

Attorney: Haiti’s ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier Hospitalised

Hugo Chavez was loved by the majority of his people.

to Venezuela for sharing with us a son of the soil, whose imposing physical presence was equalled only by his exceptional intellect and compassion.” Dominican Republic president Danilo Medina expressed regret over the death, and called Chavez a “dear and supportive friend of our country.” CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque said President Chavez demonstrated solidarity with the Caribbean throughout his tenure and created avenues for co-operation and strengthening relations with the Governments and improving the lives of the people. “His vision of bringing together the people of Latin America and the Caribbean was driven by his deep sense of concern for the well-being of the disadvantaged in society, not only in his own country but in the wider region. “His struggle with the disease that finally claimed his life epitomised the heart and spirit which he brought to bear in his attempts to raise the standard of living of the less fortunate in his homeland, in the Caribbean and the wider region,” he said extending the region’s condolences to Venezuela. “I am confident that the strength and spirit of the Venezuelan people, so strikingly exemplified by President Chavez, will sustain the country in its time of grief,” he added. St. Vincent and the Grenadines Opposition Leader Arnhim Eustace, who had been critical of his country’s close relationship with Caracas under Chavez, said the death of the South American leader, who was elected to a fourth six-year terms in October,

“has implications for us here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. “I know we have to sit down carefully and contemplate what the implications are. We in the New Democratic Party have not had such a good relationship with President Chavez but when death enters on the scene one has to recognise and deal with that reality,” Eustace said. “When it comes to death, one had to put these things aside and I want to extend to his family and to the people and the government of Venezuela our deepest condolences,” Eustace said. Jamaica’s parliament agreed that the country had lost a friend. Both Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and Opposition Leader Andrew Holness rose to acknowledge the news ofhis death. They described the loss as “sad”. T&T Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar remembered Chavez as a “very hard-working man and as a very flamboyant character.” Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS) José Miguel Insulza said “it is a time of great sorrow for Venezuelans, and we stand with them, together with all the peoples of the region. “We are certain that Venezuelans will know to come together in difficult times like these, and move in peace and democracy toward the future,” he said, adding that the flags of the OAS have been placed at half mast and a special meeting of the OAS Permanent Council will be convened in memory of Chávez. (Excerpts from CMC, Stabroek News, Dominican Today and Jamaica Gleaner)

An attorney for Jean-Claude Duvalier said Monday that his client was hospitalised for an unspecified illness just after the former ruler testified last week in court about alleged human rights abuses and embezzlement associated with his 15-year rule. Lawyer Reynold Georges said Monday night that Duvalier wasn’t feeling well before the Thursday court hearing and his doctor advised him not to testify. “I decided otherwise” and urged him to attend, Georges said. Georges declined to name the hospital where Duvalier is apparently receiving medical attention or specify the ailment, saying simply that “he’s sick.” The former ruler known as “Baby Doc” gave a historic testimony last week that surprised many. Few thought he would appear in court after he rebuffed three earlier orders to show up and rights groups and plaintiffs hailed the event as a small triumph for a justice system that’s long been plagued with dysfunction and corruption. In the hearing the 61-year-old Duvalier defended his rule as a better time for Haiti. Looking gaunt and bored, he periodically wiped his forehead with a white cloth as he answered questions about political prisoners, murders and

disappearances under his watch as the country’s “president for life.” Duvalier became president in 1971 at the mere age of 19, succeeding his father Francois “Papa Doc,” and ruled until he was ousted in a popular rising in 1986. A private militia known as the Tonton Macoutes helped the Duvalier dynasty stay in power. Plaintiffs in the current case are due to testify on Thursday but Duvalier has not been ordered to appear. The former leader was charged with rights abuses and financial crimes upon his sudden return in January 2011 following 25 years in exile in France. A judge in a lower level court last year ruled that Duvalier face only charges on financial crimes, and not the human rights abuse charges because they are exempt under a statute of limitations. Attorneys for more than 20 plaintiffs appealed that decision and so has the legal team for Duvalier, whose attorneys assert he’s innocent on all charges. Lawyer Nicole Phillips of the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, a Boston-based advocacy group helping Haitian attorneys who represent the alleged victims, noted the timing of Duvalier’s alleged hospital visit.

T&T woman gives birth to Caribbean’s first sextuplets A 28 year-old woman gave birth to six children here on Monday in the first known case of sextuplets being born in the Caribbean. The three boys and three girls were born at the Mount Hope Maternity Hospital and are said to be doing well. No further details have been released. While the sextuplets will be a first for both the country and the Caribbean, in 2006, Lystra Aberdeen gave birth to quadruplet girls at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital, 30 years after a teacher from La Brea, south of here had achieved the feat. Last month, the North Central

Regional Health Authority held a press conference to announce the imminent birth of the six children and said that the mother is from central Trinidad. It said that a delivery plan had been developed and over the weekend, the Trinidad Guardian newspaper quoted Dr Juliet Skinner, consultant gynaecologist at the Barbados Fertility Clinic, which was not associated with this pregnancy, as saying that all multiple births “come with substantially higher risk to mother and babies” and require a careful delivery plan to be developed months in advance. (CMC)


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Report: North Korea threatens to end armistice

Cameron: We will hold firm on economy

CHANGING course on the economy would plunge the UK “back into the abyss”, David Cameron is expected to warn. It follows remarks from Business Secretary Vince Cable suggesting the government could consider borrowing more to kick-start economic growth. But, in a speech on Thursday, Mr Cameron will insist he is “sticking to the plan” on the economy. And he will reject Mr Cable’s approach, saying more borrowing would burden future generations with debt. Speaking in West Yorkshire, Mr Cameron is expected to say: “I know some people think it is being stubborn to stick to a plan. ‘Turning the economy round’ “That somehow this is just about making the numbers add up with no care whatsoever for what it means for people affected by the changes we make. “But nothing could be further from the truth. My motives for sticking to the

plan are exactly about doing the right thing to help families and business up and down the country. “The very moment when we’re just getting some signs that we can turn our economy round and make our country a success is the very moment to hold firm to the path we have set. “And yes, the path ahead is tough - but be in no doubt, the decisions we make now will set the course of our economic future for years to come. “And while some would falter and plunge us back into the abyss we will stick to the course.” The prime minister will say Britain is reaping the rewards of the tough economic course set by the coalition in 2010, pointing to the creation of one million extra private sector jobs and higher employment rates. “Of course the challenges are huge and there is a long way to go way to go but already there are signs that our plan is beginning to work,” Mr Cameron will say.

Marco services ltd Marketing Department is looking for:

Marketing executive • Marketing executive for integrated marketing, social media marketing, online marketing for travel and tourism related services. • Must have a least 10 years experience in social media marketing, business networking, marketing and promotion of services and products, and international advertising. • Requires a bachelor degree in business or marketing, as well as advanced graduate or executive level business, entrepreneurship, or marketing courses. • Must be fluent English. Foreign languages a plus. • Must have strong proven ability to train, assist and advise local businesses and business owners or managers, strong proven ability in new product development for business, and strong proven ability to implement scalable product and service enhancements.

been negotiating for weeks on the question. According to a Security Council diplomat familiar with the negotiations, the draft resolution contains sanctions targeting specific technology known to be used for uranium enrichment. These new sanctions go beyond those contained in existing resolutions. The draft sanctions resolution also includes restrictions on a list of

luxury goods such as jewelry, yachts, luxury automobiles and racing cars, according to the diplomat. These are specifically singling out the interests of the regime’s ruling elite. Some luxury goods had already been banned by a Security Council resolution prompted by North Korea’s first nuclear test in 2006. For the first time, the Security Council would be pressuring North Korean diplomatic personnel, calling

for vigilance on diplomats engaged in illicit activities such as moving large amounts of cash across borders. The draft sanctions resolution would aim to stop North Korean officials using diplomatic pouches to bring money back to North Korea, according to the person familiar with the negotiations. (CNN)

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Caretaker North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, poses with chiefs of branch social security stations.

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The prime minister will say Britain is reaping the rewards of the tough economic course.

NORTH Korea threatened Tuesday to nullify the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War in 1953, citing U.S.-led international moves to impose new sanctions against it over its recent nuclear test, the North’s official news agency KCNA reported. Pyongyang’s military said it will also cut off direct phone links with South Korea at the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjom, KCNA added. North and South Korea have technically been at war for decades. The 1950-53 civil war ended in a truce rather than a peace treaty. This is not the first time Pyongyang’s rhetoric has written off the armistice. In the aftermath of a previous nuclear test in 2009, it said its military would no longer be bound by the agreement because South Korea was joining a U.S.-led anti-proliferation plan. The North’s latest threat comes amid new international efforts to clamp down on its weapons program. A draft U.S. resolution to authorize more sanctions against Pyongyang in response to its controversial nuclear test was formally introduced Tuesday at the U.N. Security Council by U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice. A senior Obama administration official earlier told CNN that the United States and China, a key North Korean ally, had reached a tentative deal on the wording of the proposed resolution. The two nations had


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Email: tcnews@tciway.tc

Website: tcweeklynews.com

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Domestic Worker Must be willing to work 6 days per week salary $5.00 per hour.

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• Minimum 5 years experience • Working in a kitchen as a Line cook in a VERY high volume Restaurant. • Must have knowledge of taking inventory daily. • Pay rate is $5/hr Please submit Resumes at the restaurant at

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G&J Retail a Sales Clerk/Cashier For Retail Outlet. 6 days per week. $5.00 per hour.

NEEDED JOB VACANCY To work 6 days per week salary $5.00 per hour. TCI Hospitality Certificate an asset.

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Function: • • • • • • • • •

Troubleshooting IT systems when there is an issue reported by computer users Carryout training for new and existing computer systems Perform routine network startup and shutdown procedures, and maintain control records Diagnose hardware and software problems, and recommend replacement Ensure the necessary resources and tools are available for quality customer service delivery Handle complex and escalated customer service issues and track customer complaint resolution Oversee the achievement and maintenance of agreed customer service levels and standards at the assigned unit Identify strategies to improve quality of service, productivity and profitability Maintains contact with all clients in the market area to ensure high levels of client satisfaction

The successful candidate must: • • • • • • • • • • •

Be fluent in at least two of these languages: English, Spanish, Creole or Tagalog. Have a strong understanding of customer and market dynamics and requirements Have at least five (5) years working experience Be flexible to work rotated shifts between 7:00 am – 7:00pm daily including weekends and public holidays at various locations Be willing and available to work at other locations including all islands in TCI Possess a Bachelors Degree from a recognized institution Have AML/CFT training certification Be conversant with computer application – ability to handle up to five (5) different applications Have very strong hardware and software problem solving abilities and Possess a valid driver’s License Have proven excellent inter-personal skills in interacting with customers, staff and management.  A keen awareness of the environment and the needs and safety of clients and staff is required to perform well on the job.

Wage: $1,500 - $1,800 / per month – commensurate with qualification and experience

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JOB VACANCY Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of

Accountant

Engineering Supervisor facilities

ICC&Sco are currently recruiting for an experienced Supervisor/ Engineer, responsible for the M&E and FFE of two hospital facilities In TCI;

Duties & Responsibilities:

The successful applicant will be required to assist the Financial Controller: • In the preparation of appropriate, timely and accurate financial statements on a monthly basis or when requested; • With the maintenance of the company’s fixed assets register; • In the preparation of the monthly and biweekly payroll. • In the preparation of the annual and revised budgets. • In the preparation of the annual financial statements for auditing • Supervising the Finance Department.

Minimum qualification and experience required

A Bachelors Degree in Accountancy or equivalent qualification, plus five (5) years post qualification experience in a senior management position in Accounting/Finance. Experience in the Aviation industry would be an asset. • Skills & Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with skills in the following areas • 5 years or more experience in office administration and project coordination OR • 5 years or more experience in internal and external auditing and also in the area of Compliance Auditing, concentrating on risks, controls and value for money (VFM) • A working knowledge of the Peachtree Accounting Package. • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Salary payable is in the scale $36,000 - $42,000 per annum. Detailed Job Descriptions are available from the Main Office of the TCIAA at the Providenciales International Airport or via email from info@tciairports.com. Interest persons must submit their applications before March 22, 2013 to:-

• The successful candidate must have a minimum of 7 years experience in Healthcare / Clinical Engineering, responsible for Soft & Hard services Facilities Management, • The position is based at Cockburn Town Medical Centre Grand Turk, but you may be required to cover Cheshire Hall Medical Centre Providenciales • Must be able to work nights, weekends and public holidays, and on call 24hrs.   Post Minimum Requirements / Qualifications or equivalent: • City in Guilds Electrical Qualification, Masters Degree, or equivalent in engineering     • IHEM (Institute of Healthcare Engineering & Estate Management) • L8 Certified • Good knowledge of computer applications. Remuneration packages will be based on qualification and experience. Preference will be given to qualified B.O.T.C -Turks and Caicos Islands and persons with Belonger Status. Please address your resume showing qualifications and experiences to:

Recruitment@interhealthcanada.tc Deadline for application is 15th March 2013

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Commercial Manager

Internat Medicine (Internist) Clinical Dietitian

(InterhealthCanada Construction and Services Co (ICC&Sco) ICCSCO is recruiting for the above position. Belongers are encouraged to apply.

Provides nutritional advice and services to patients and families. Advises and instructs catering staff on special menu requirements. Provides specialist advice, teaching and instructions to patients, families, clinical support staff.

The Successful candidate should:-

Multi Skill Craftsman

• - High School Graduate / Vocational or on the job training in maintenance/facilities. • Works on a range of engineering plant and equipment (both electrical and mechanical systems). Carries out minor repairs, installations adn plaenned maintenance as directed.

Medical Device Reprocessign (MDR) Technician

Responsible for ensuring that all surgical supplies, instruments and equipment are proberly decontaminated, assembled, inspected, packaged, sterilized, stored, distributed adn tracked in a quality/timely manner throughout Cheshire Hall and Cockburn Town Medical Centrers. Remuneration packages will be based on qualification and experience. Preference will be given to qualified B.O.T.C -Turks and Caicos Islands and persons with Belonger Status.

• Possess a suitable qualification in building or quantity surveying • Have a minimum of 20 years experience a senior level within the construction industry of which at least 10 years in a management capacity. • Have a minimum of 10 years experience within the health care environment • Have worked on at least one public private partnership scheme • Gave extensive knowledge of the common forms of building contract (FIDIC, JCT, as a minimum) as well as the forms of project agreement used in public private partnerships and have worked in the international market in at least two differing locations for not less than 5 years. • Be prepared to travel to different locations at the discretion of the company both inside and outside the Caribbean. • Have extensive experience of building claims and be able to demonstrate thei4r ability to deal with these with minimal supervision. • The ability to prepare extensive financial reports and present these to the main board • Have interpersonal skills of a level suitable to deal effectively with very senior executives both internally and externally. • Deal effectively and in a proactive manner with all contract communications. Remuneration packages will be based on qualification and experience. Preference will be given to qualified B.O.T.C -Turks and Caicos Islands and persons with Belonger Status. Please address your resume showing qualifications and experiences to:

Please address your resume showing qualifications and experiences to:

Recruitment@interhealthcanada.tc Deadline 15th March 2013

JOB OPPORTUNITIES (Interhealth Canada Construction and Services Co (ICC&Sco)

To work out of the Head Office in Providenciales.

The Human Resources, Training & Development Manager Turks & Caicos Islands Airports Authority, Providenciales International Airport. Turks and Caicos Islands Telephone # 649-941-8692. Fax # 649-941-5996. Email: info@tciairports.com

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GARDENERS/ LABOuRERS NEEDED

VAT CONTROLLER WANTED

Applicants must be able to work outdoors performing manual and physical labor. They must be able to operate a jackhammer, lawn mower and chainsaw. They will be asked to dig holes, mix and spread topsoil/ cow manure and plant. They must be able to speak and communicate in English. Starting salary is $ 5.00 / hr and maybe require to work on weekends and holidays if needed.

Immediate need for VAT controller. Responsible for preparing & submitting monthly & quarterly VAT returns, reports & reclaim forms as well as management of accounting data and ensuring the integrity & accuracy is in compliance with the VAT Ordinance. Requires at least 10-15 years experience in accounting including preparation of financial statements and reconciling accounts. Must have 5 years experience working with VAT. The successful candidate must be hardworking, relate well to others and willing to assume a hands-on role within the company.

LANDSCAPING SUPERVISOR Applicants must posses a minimum of 5 years experience, with knowledge on plants / chemicals and fertilizer sprays, be able to work with minimum supervision. Applicant must be knowledgeable in propagation and greenhouse climate. Must be proficient in computer, can do minimal computer trouble-shooting and knowledgeable in Quickbooks for Point of Sale Transaction and Inventory software. Applicants must be willing to work outdoors with irregular hours. Starting salary is $8.00/hr and hours, may include weekends and holidays.

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Please reply with clean police record and references to CBMS Ltd. or call 941-3400.

Please drop all applications to Environmental Arts located at #65 Beechwood Street, Grace Bay (at the back of Lemon Café) or email to environmentalarts@ tciway.tc c/o Natalie Zaidan. Successful applicants will be notified by phone for interview. 6818

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to work 5 days per week $5.00 per hour.

Contact: 231-4064 7851

NATASHA’S CONSULTANCY Acting on behalf of our clients: Walker Construction Ltd.

• A self-motivated, highly detail orientated individual is required to work in a luxury villa • The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to use their own initiative and have a good command of English as well as excellent communication skills • She must be prepared to sometimes work long hours, weekends and holidays • Summary of duties and responsibilities • General housekeeping duties including the overall cleanliness of the villa • Attention to detail is essential • An awareness of cost control and energy saving • Ability to run errands, go shopping etc. so a clean driver’s license would be extremely advantageous although not essential • She must also be willing to assist private chef in the serving of meals so an F&B background would be beneficial • Preferences will therefore be given to individuals who are flexible and able to multi-task • Preferences will also be given to individuals who have worked within a five star luxury environment

6Needed Labourers to work 6

days per week. Salary $5.00 per hour.

Contact: 231-0360 Splashes

Mate

NOT ONLY APPLICANTS WILLING TO LIVE-IN WILL BE CONSIDERED Salary dependent on experience Interested applicants please apply in writing or via email to: fuluso@thesource.tc P.O. Box 143. Providenciales

Is looking for a

Labourer

LIVE IN FEMALE HOUSEKEEPER/SERVER

Please drop all applications to Environmental Arts located at #65 Beechwood Street, Grace Bay (at the back of Lemon Café) or email to environmentalarts@tciway.tc c/o Natalie Zaidan. Successful applicants will be notified by phone for interview.

IRA BAPTISTE

To work 6 days per week. Salary $6.50 per hour. 6913

Contact: 331-7253 7853

GRANT’S TEXACO

Gilley’s Enterprise

Is looking for a

Is looking for a

Graceway IGA Supermarket invites applications from suitable qualified individuals to fill the position of:

IT Analyst Requirements/Qualifications

• Must have at an MBA degree in Computer or Information Systems • A minimum four years on the job experience as an information technology programmer/analyst (SQL language preferable) is required • Experience in data processing, computer information systems, data communications, networking, systems analysis, and computer programming is a must. • Ability to conduct training and informational sessions.

Duties and Responsibilities include: • Supporting all hardware related issues and reviewing all new hardware capabilities as required, such as cash registers, scales, and database and POS systems. • Assist in resolving any software issues, review and upgrade of all new software packages. • Maintaining good documentation relating to all IT related work plans and schedules such as backups and flowcharts. • Overseeing the systems implementation and taking ownership of the systems work stream within the Process re-engineering project including any new systems for Graceway IGA Supermarket. • Assisting with updating and improving the current Graceway IGA website. • Providing reports generated from systems as requested by senior management – operational, financial or IT based. Pay will commensurate with qualifications and experience. Deadline for submission of applicants is March 22nd 2013

Labourer

Pump Attendant

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

Wages $5.25 per hour must work on weekends and holidays Send resumes to P.O. Box 477, Providenciales 7929

Contact: 946-4536

MANAGER/ BARTENDERMIXOLOGIST WANTED

M & S DELI is looking for a

• Must have at least 4 years experience • Must have worked with Veloce POS System • Salary commensurate with experience

Submit to: Graceway IGA Supermarket main office complex or email: hr@gracewayiga.com Please Note: Only short-listed applicants will be contacted to attend interviews. 6855

U102 Venture House, Grace Bay Road or call 649-941-4059

7936

Please drop off resume at Lemon2go Coffee Shop

Cashier

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

contact: 343-3324 or 244-7730

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VACANCIES

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COLOMBIAN EMERALDS INTERNATIONAL Colombian Emeralds International, “The World’s Foremost Emerald Jeweller” with over 50 stores worldwide has exciting career opportunities.

PLANT WORKERS

SALES ASSOCIATES

Caicos Pride Products seafood processing plant located in South Caicos is seeking employes,both male and female, to fill the following positions: 1 Conch Peeler 2 Fish Cleaner 3 Lobster Cleaner 4 Fishermen Prospective employees are required to reside in South Caicos and must be willing to work for extended hours, weekends and selected public holidays. Wage rates are commensurate with performance.

• • • •

Retail Jewelry Sales Experience Excellent Customer Care Focus Teamwork and ability to meet company objectives Trustworthy, dependable & willing to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays • Ability to achieve goals as outlined by management

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Resumes may be submitted to the Labour Department/ DEMA or directly to the company via email: info@ caicoslobsterandconch.com or fax: (649) 945-3571.

GOVERNMENT VACANCY Chief Medical Technologist

DEPARTMENT: National Public Health Laboratory MINISTRY: Health and Human Services LOCATION: Providenciales

Forward your CV and covering letter by e-mail to: Mr. Stephen Heal, Colombian Emeralds International P.O. Box 226 GT, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, KY1-1104 or Fax: 1-345-945-8816 or email:Stephen.heal@dutyfreecaribbean.com (NO PHONE CALLS)

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GOVERNMENT VACANCY Senior Public Health Nurse DEPARTMENT: Primary Health Care MINISTRY: Health and Human Services LOCATION: Providenciales

JOB SUMMARY: This is a senior professional position in the nursing service responsible for the management of community nursing services, utilizing the primary health care approach. This individual will also be assigned special responsibilities such as the Manager of the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI Manager) and performs in the absence of the Chief Nursing Officer.

JOB SUMMARY:

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary health team in the planning, programming and evaluation of health services at the primary care level. • Participates in developing a plan for Community Nursing Service based on stated goals and objectives for health and nursing. • Identifies the appropriate levels and categories of nursing personnel to provide services are maintained in the assigned areas. • Reviews and oversees nursing quality control standards for services provided in nursing operations settings; assures compliance with professional standards; develops and implements ways to monitor the quality of services provided. • Assists the Chief Nursing Officer to conduct performance Appraisals for Nursing and other Primary Health care staff. • Prepares and submit appropriate records and reports on a regular basis. Utilizing the health information system for evaluation and planning. • Ensures that all Sentinel sites submit pertinent data in order to generate weekly syndromic reports. • Identifies the Target population of the Turks and Caicos Island (under l year and all pregnant women for the Turks and Caicos Islands). • Organizes and conducts monthly staff meetings; attends senior staff meetings planned by the Ministry of Health and Human Services e.g. surveillance and other committee meetings and interagency meetings related to assigned programmes. • Maintains vaccine preventable disease surveillance and ensures that all suspected cases of vaccine preventable diseases are investigated within 2-3 days following onset of illness. • Assists the Chief Nursing Officer in coordinating workshops, conferences and symposium’s on EPI and general Health topics. • Any other duties assigned.

Under the direction of the Director of Health Services (DHS), incumbent is responsible for the administration, coordination and evaluation of all Public Health Laboratory Services.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Coordinates, monitors and evaluates laboratory activities to ensure quality patient care and management. • Generates results that are deemed satisfactory when laboratory results are accurate, reliable and timely and client confidentiality is maintained. • Supervises a group of technologists and technicians in the performance of a variety of standard serological, biochemical, histological and hematological laboratory examinations and tests and specialized tests and re-tests where abnormal or atypical results were obtained. • Prepares budget request for supplies and equipment. • Disseminates and enforces policies related to the protection of clients and the general public, the environment and employees. • Serves as chief technician for the blood bank, hematology, and histology laboratory. • Analyses laboratory findings to check the accuracy of the results. • Maintains laboratory equipment. • Enters data from analysis of medical tests or clinical results into computer for storage. • Assists in the upgrade of laboratory services. • Assists in the counseling of patients undergoing life changing laboratory investigations • Delivers professional lectures to health professionals, students and other interest groups • Any other related tasks which may be assigned by the Supervisor

The job holder must have a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology or equivalent. Specialized training in Public Health and/or Health Services Administration Management Computer Literacy and Information Technology

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE: • Graduate of an approved School of Nursing, holding a degree, certificate or diploma in Registered Nursing, with current registration from country of training or origin. • Post graduate education and training in Midwifery, Public Health/Community Health Nursing, and Master of Science Degree in Nursing or Master’s Degree in Public Health. • This position requires a minimum of five years post basic experience in Public Health Nursing.

SALARY: T28 - T32 $31,680.00 - $35,880.00 per annum.

SALARY: TNF20 – TNF25 $25,056.00 - $31,020.00

Resumes with current contact information must be accompanied by a Cover Letter, two letters of reference (one preferably from a former employer), copies of educational certificates, a Police Certificate and a copy of the Passport photo page. Applications should be addressed to the Office of the Human Resource Directorate, Church Folly, Grand Turk. Facsimile: 946-1582 or sent by email to: recruitment@gov.tc with the subject line being Chief Medical Technologist Application. Applications sent by post or brought by hand should have the subject: Chief Medical Technologist Application clearly marked on the envelopes. Successful applicants will work in accordance with the Public Service Ordinance.

Resumes with current contact information must be accompanied by a Cover Letter, two letters of reference (one preferably from a former employer), copies of educational certificates, a Police Certificate and a copy of the Passport photo page. Applications should be addressed to the Office of the Human Resource Directorate, Church Folly, Grand Turk. Facsimile: 946-1582 or sent by email to: recruitment@gov.tc with the subject line being Senior Public Health Nurse Application. Applications sent by post or brought by hand should have the subject: Senior Public Health Nurse Application clearly marked on the envelopes. Successful applicants will work in accordance with the Public Service Ordinance. Qualified Belongers will be given first consideration.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15th. March, 2013

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 22nd March, 2013.

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

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

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

Maintenance technician

Gardener

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities:

• Replace washers, faucets and seals on malfunctioning plumbing equipments • Repair leaky faucets and clean clogged drains • Perform a wide variety of general building maintenance repairs and services • Assist as directed in the operation and maintenance of mechanical systems such as: plumbing, ventilating, air conditioning, steam system, automatic temperature control, electrical and pool filtration as needed • Perform preventive maintenance procedures in a manner responsive to guest satisfaction

• Complete ground work as directed by the Property Manager which may include picking up trash, sweeping curb and dumpster areas and maintaining landscaping beds and other ground areas • Must have the ability to lift heavy items weighing up to 150lbs • Must have the ability to maintain irrigation systems and provide proper upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, fountains, and other grounds features

Requirements:

General Requirements:

• Must be a team player with a desire to deliver excellent customer service to our guest • Must have clear English communications skills (written or oral) • Previous experience in this area would be an asset Salary for this position will commensurate with qualifications and experience Qualified Belonger candidates are requested to submit a CV by e-mail to:

Salary for this position will commensurate with qualifications and experience

Aleisa Musgrove Strata Operations Manager The Somerset Resort on Grace Bay amusgrove@thesomerset.com 7938

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

Gardener

Submissions for this job position should be received no later than March 29, 2013

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

ASSET MANAGER

Responsibilities:

Requirements

;; Complete ground work as directed by the Property Manager which may include picking up trash, sweeping curb and dumpster areas and maintaining landscaping beds and other ground areas ;; Must have the ability to lift heavy items weighing up to 150lbs ;; Must have the ability to maintain irrigation systems and provide proper upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, fountains, and other grounds features

• Visionary leader with minimum 10 years progressive hotel operations experience as a Asset Manager in a luxury resort. • Must possess a thorough understanding of all areas of operations with an ability to orchestrate departments in achieving established goals and objectives • 10 years successful sales/marketing experience with quantifiable results including effective property positioning strategies • Strong knowledge of Small Luxury Resort requirements and service standards • Strong financial management proficiency with proven ability to drive revenue that impacts results • Proven experience working with residential boards and/or owner associations • Exceptional ability to attract, develop and retain an effective management team • Must be able to work well in stressful, high pressure situations • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook and Visual One • Strong experience in training and employee development program • Minimum Bachelors Degree in Hospitality or related subjects

Common Area Attendant Responsibilities:

;; Clean and maintain guest public areas within the hotel ;; Follow procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment, in order to prevent damage to floors and fixtures ;; Maintain an inventory of cleaning and toiletry supplies ;; Polish furnitures, metal work, and chrome using appropriate cleaning and polishing compounds

Responsibilities

• Full responsibility for the leadership and operational success of the Resort • Work closely with senior management to formulate and implement long range plans for overall high performance and quality standards and maximizing guest satisfaction • Direct the development of marketing plans, budgets, forecasts, and other controls • Meet or exceed planned objectives for revenue and profit for all areas of responsibility • Actively participate in marketing and promotional activities, which may require personal attendance to various functions, including evenings, weekends and public holidays. • Consistently challenges Resorts boundaries and maintains a culture that is dedicated to exceeding guest expectations • Oversee and develope leadership training programs • Works closely with the Execuetive Committee and owner’s association • Represent the organization at Civic and Industry memberships • Extensive sales related travel

General Requirements:

;; Must be a team player with a desire to deliver excellent customer service to our guest ;; Must have clear English communications skills (written or oral) ;; Previous experience in this area would be an asset Salary for this position will commensurate with qualifications and experience Qualified Belonger candidates are requested to submit a CV by e-mail to:

Aleisa Musgrove Strata Operations Manager The Somerset Resort on Grace Bay amusgrove@thesomerset.com Submissions for this job position should be received no later than March 29th, 2013

• Must be trained and certified by an accredited school in the following areas: Plumbing/ Electrical/Mechanical and A/C related trades • Must be a team player with a desire to deliver excellent customer service to our guest • Must have clear English communications skills (written or oral) • Must have at least 5 years in plumbing, wood finishing, painting, A.C repairs, and carpentry

Qualified Belonger candidates are requested to submit a CV by e-mail to:

Aleisa Musgrove Strata Operations Manager The Somerset Resort on Grace Bay amusgrove@thesomerset.com Submissions for this job position should be received no later than March 29th, 2013

March 9 - 15, 2013

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Qualified Belonger candidates can complete an application form in person at The Somerset on Grace Bay or submit a Resume by e-mail at somersethr@thesomerset.com. Te: 946-5900. Fax: 946-5839. The closing date for applications is March 31, 2013. 6916


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BK PARTNERS LTD.

TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS SEEKS

Cocktail Waitress

Applicant must have 2 years experience, must be reliable and friendly. Applicant must be neat and tidy and present a positive image, and must be able to willing to work shifts, weekends and holidays. Wages start at $6.00 per hour. Application deadline is February 28st 2013.

Interested persons should send applications via fax at (649) 941-4034. C/o Alliance Realty Ltd.

CASSANDRE BARON Is looking for a

Is looking for a

WANTED

Acting on behalf of our clients is looking for a

EXPERIENCED

DOMESTIC MESSEUR Babysitter WORKER To work 5 days per week salary $5.00 per hour.

contact: 344-3042 7915

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR FRONT DESK AGENT

To work 5 days per week and on weekends if necessary. Salary $200.00 per week

Please call: 231-2972

6857

FLEXIBLE TIME, WORK WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS. MUST LIVE-IN. HANDS ON EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIRED. SALARY $11 PER HOUR.

SUMMIT ENTERPRISES LTD atlanticconsultancy@hotmail. com

Cosmetologist To work 6 days per week salary $5.00 per hour.

contact: 946-5759

7869

VACANCIES 1 Mechanic and 2 Assistant Mechanic(s)/ Electrical Auto-motorists

;; Experienced Front Desk Agent needed to fill immediate opening. The ideal candidate must be mature, personable and have a passion for hospitality, Excellent oral and written communication skills, and a strong knowledge of resort operations is essential. ;; Skills/Qualifications: ;; Associate’s Degree in Hospitality with minimum 3 years’ front office experience in a luxury resort environment OR 5 years’ experience as front desk agent. ;; Self-motivated and dependable with an exceptional work ethic and strong leadership ability ;; Strong organization and problem solving skills ;; Thorough knowledge of resort operations, including front office, maintenance and housekeeping ;; Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to speak, read and write fluently in the English language ;; Professional appearance and demeanor ;; Computer proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Visual One (or equivalent) ;; Starting salary $8 to $10 per hour, depending on experience ;; Significant opportunity for growth for the right candidate Interested candidates should submit a resume to Bridgette Thomas at bthomas@ bnccgroup.com or call 649-332-2565 for confidential consideration. Deadline for applications will remain open until position is filled.

ONLY CANDIDATES MEETING ABOVE QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE CONTACTED. 7935

JOB POSITION Seeking A Qualified Park Manager Qualifications: Must have a relevant degree/Certified Dolphin Trainer and Management or equivalent experience.

BARBARA VIRGIL

CLASSIFIEDS 37 C & S PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

hold a degree in Business

Skills: A minimum of 5 years experience in Managing Dolphin Parks facility operations and management. A minimum of 10 years experience in the knowledge of Trainer Theory and Medical mammal procedures. The job will require the following:- a good understanding of marine mammals, advanced biology and ecology, Health and Training Animals, Knowledge of standard operating procedures and knows how to carry out an interactive program with Dolphins in a safe and educational fashion. Knowledge of scheduling Dolphin trainers. Responsible for training and tracking staff performance. Overseeing daily program operations. Supervise the operation of all areas on the location. Sales and Marketing of the facility. Report to corporate offices regarding the operation and sales budgets and expenditure. Hold regular meetings with supervisors in order to guarantee optimal communication and daily feedback. Ensure goals are reached and supervise/ reward accomplishments. Knowledge of the Dolphin Cove Reservations Program is essential. Daily Sales Report to the Corporate Directors. Plan and coordinate additional maintenance and security activities. Over see the safety of the staff and animals. Prepare facility and staff for hurricane season. Salary : $19 to $30 per hour depending on qualifications.

Responsibilities: • Dismantle engines and repair or replace defective parts, such as magnetos, carburetors, and generators. • Remove cylinder heads, grind valves, and scrape off carbon, and replace defective valves, pistons, cylinders and rings, using hand tools and power tools. • Hammer out dents and bends in frames, weld tears and breaks; then reassemble frames and reinstall engines. Responsible for body maintenance and paint repair work • Repair or replace other parts, such as headlights, horns, handlebar controls, gasoline and oil tanks, starters, and mufflers. • Repair and adjust motorcycle subassemblies such as forks, transmissions, brakes, and drive chains, according to specifications. • Replace defective parts, using hand tools, arbor presses, flexible power presses, or power tools. • Reassemble and test subassembly units. Disassemble subassembly units and examine condition, movement or alignment of parts visually or using gauges. • Listen to engines, examine vehicle frames, and confer with customers in order to determine nature and extent of malfunction or damage. • Connect test panels to engines and measure generator output, ignition timing, and other engine performance indicators. • Responsible for supervision and monitoring of the instrument testing, installation, calibration and commissioning of process control instruments for all scooters and vehicles • Prepare reports and certifications after the completion of jobs. • Ensure quality work and monitor work progress of staff • Commissioning of turbine monitoring instruments such as speed sensors vibration, sensors, and shaft expansion of scooters • Testing, calibration, and commissioning of switches, gauges, transmitters, analyzers and pneumatic control valves of scooters • Responsible for handling multiple site portfolios and for all operational activities, emergency response, safety, collection, regulatory compliance, re-development, customer interaction, and development. • Performing small maintenance requests on all vehicles (cleaning, inflation tires, fixing all mechanical malfunction, etc) • Liaise and Assist with Scooter Operations agent with office duties when necessary • Advising Management of all daily activities • Responding to queries regarding vehicle functionality raised by customers, agent and mgmt. in the most friendly and adequate manner as possible • Support the Company’s promotional efforts. • Ensuring that all returned vehicle are cleaned and ready for next day’s use. • Any other duties assigned by Management Qualifications: • Candidate must be able to drive a scooter/buggy, as delivery and pick up requests are a normal part of this function. • Candidate must be aware of the basic and all technical functionalities of a scooter/ buggy • Candidate must have a minimum of 7 years experience in scooter/buggy operations and mechanics • Candidate must be personable and customer service oriented

All Salaries are subject to negotiation All interested please forward resumes to: sandrews@caicoswheels.com

All applicants please contact:- Mika.dolphincove@hotmail.com or reservations@live.com 7925

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ATTORNEY

Turks and Caicos Islands National Insurance Board

– CORPORATE/COMMERCIAL

PUBLIC NOTICE The following persons in Grand Turk are herby requested to appear before a National Insurance Insprctor in Grand Turk before March 15, 2013

Anthony O'Neil Adams Austin Dickenson / Aussie's Car Wash Lillymae Seymour Ferguson Williams Carl Christopher Robinson Trevor Misick Carmedia Higgs Dizzy Donkey Culsoir Louima Sunilda Aracena Eridania Rolle Etienne Leblanc/ One Love Café Sumar Ingham Stanley Ariza Roger Harvey / Roger's Tire Shop Hosea Simms/ Mercedes Beauty Salon Yves Joseph James Richard Fulford Jennifer Rose Ann Williams Johanna Josefina Mata De Pena John Glinton John Glenn Hanchell Joseph Benjamin Smith Ramona Ruiz Raquel Williams Kwame Odinga Smith Jon Tatem Leroy Anthony Dunbar Lucille Dorothea Been Nathan Smith Nadreno Simmons Mil'S Variety Store Robert Lightbourne Sherman "Chubby " Misick Antonio Feliz Caravjal William James Edith Mesa "John's Ocean View Bar" Trevor Watkins Robert Forbes Jnr. Aubrey Capron Barbara Lightbourne / E Nine's Take Out Restaurant Beverly Harvey Carlos Salvador Clifton Harvey Oscar Carter / Big O Taxi

March 9 - 15, 2013

TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS

Richlene Pierre Emans Laguerre Franklyn "Frankie" Virgil Gerardo Rosa Rose Marie Pierre Griselda Padilla Gustave Orange Robert Branche Filo Fradeus Jacques Delusma Mikey Watson Jason Francis Jean Acquissa Jeany Ettiene Jeury Guerrero Vargas Joacius Michel Juan Ferreras John (Mack ) Garland Joseph Pierre Jacqueline Smith "Blue Bar" Juan Martinez Toribio Justina Hanchell Keith James Mercedes Simms Kevin Forbes Mikey Watson Kirk Graff Lucien Romilus Manuel Royer Marie Been Martin Polanco Perez Dale Robinson Edwin Glinton Ester Oriol Anthony "Pickle Duck" Swann Zoroya Medina Abraham Pena Andrew Miller Barber Shop Derek "Khaki" Astwood Darono Forbes Gesner Pauyo Kigoma "Sonny" Williams Jack Cole Jean Acquissa Jerry Kolodziej Jevry Vargas

Solicitor or Barrister required with a minimum of 10 years post-qualified experience and with the following additional qualifications: • Masters in law or equivalent • International taxation experience • Experience in large commercial transactions • STEP member or willingness to sit requisite exams • Proven ability in, and willingness for, training of junior colleagues • Willingness to travel to and possibly relocate to the firm’s other international offices

Belongers are particularly encouraged to apply. Apply in writing, with CV and cover letter to Christian Papachristou via fax to (649) 946-4484 or cp@bishopslegal.com with a copy to the Labour Office, Providenciales.

1 Kitchen Consultant and Trainer

– 1500.00 per month:  must have minimum 10 years experience as an executive chef.   Must have experience teaching and training in a culinary environment.  Hours as needed.

2 Cooks

Must have minimum of 10 years experience in a high volume kitchen specializing in Mexican Food.  Fluent in Spanish and English.  Pay 7.50/ hour Taking Applications for Bartenders, Servers and Kitchen support staff; preference given to belongers. Contact: misamigostci@gmail.com for an appointment.

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REQUIRED FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2013-2014

GRADUATE TEACHER to teach ICT at IGCSE and Advanced Level Suitable candidates must have a Bachelor's Degree and teaching qualifications, a minimum of five (5) years experience teaching the British National Curriculum and CIE Examination syllabi. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. CV, letter of application and names of 2 referees to be sent in writing to:

The Principal, British West Indies Collegiate PO Box 338, Providenciales or Email: bwicprincipal@tciway.tc Suitable candidates will be called for interview. 7933

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FULL-TIME

DELICIOUS DISHES Is looking for a

JENIFER MASICLAT

CAICOS CORAL HORSE BACK RIDING

Is looking for a

NANNY

Is looking for a

Position for twins

Contact: 347-0720

Contact: 241-2866

6851

Labourer NOBEL SECURITY Is looking for a

Horse Training Live-In Nanny Instructor Salary $5.00 Salary commensurate with experience.

per hour.

contact: 343-4599

6849

To work 6 days per week salary $5.00 per hour.

Must speak, read and write English. Must be available swing shifts hours, days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. Must be able to do household chores Must be comfortable around large dogs for grooming weekly. Salary $5.00 per hour.

contact: 344-4540

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

Is looking for a

Contact; 231-6121 6890

6877

Acting on behalf of our clients: Austin Ingham, John Phillips, FPN-CS, Don Fulford, Pearl Bernadin is looking to fill the following positions:

Send your resumes to branitz@yahoo.com

NOTICE OF SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION Parcel 60804/107

The Bight & Thomas Stubbs, Providenciales comprising 0.58 acres of land on which is constructed two Commercial buildings comprising twelve rental units and a gross floor area of approx. 6,808 square feet.  A small outbuilding currently being utilized as a restaurant kitchen is 196 sq. ft. Registered proprietor: John Alexander Williams The auction will be held at the offices of Misick & Stanbrook, 122 Blue Mountain Road, Providenciales at 10:00 o’clock in the morning on Tuesday the 12th day of March 2013 A reserve price will be fixed on all parcels.

Terms and Conditions of Sale by Auction are available by request from Misick & Stanbrook (649) 946-4732 extension 237 or fax number (649) 946- 4734.

7942

• Salary $5.00 per hour • Must have a clean record • Must be honest

RBC ROYAL BANK OF CANADA (BAHAMAS) LIMITED of The Centre Mews, Leewad Highway, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands hereby gives notice of its intention to sell by Public Auction the following properties pursuant to its power of sale as registered Chargee under the Registered Land Ordinance of the Turks and Caicos Islands:

per week salary $6.00 per hour.

contact: 941-5082

Grand Turk Cruise Center LTD is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

BCS –CS Cleaner Domestic Worker Laborer

Groundskeeper to work 5 days

the largest readership in the turks & caicos

To work 5 days per week salary $300 per week. Contact: 231-0309

KARAM MISSICK Is looking for a

VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY!!

PIERRIK MARZIOU

Maintenance Supervisor

Security Officer

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6844

March 9 - 15, 2013

Carpenter • Applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in both rough and finish carpentry and be familiar with the safe and efficient operation of most commonly used power tools. Shape or cut materials to specific measurements using hand tools, machines or power • saw. • Interpret sketches or basic plans to prepare project layouts and determine dimensions and materials required. • Build and repair wooden bridges and buildings. • Build or repair fixtures and fittings used in buildings. • Erect scaffolding and ladders for assembling structures above ground. • Repair or replace damaged or defective parts or sections of structures using hand tools. Finish surfaces of woodwork or wallboard in buildings using paint, hand tools and paneling. • Inspect ceiling, floor tile, wall coverings, siding, glass or woodwork to detect broken or damaged structures. • Knowledge of plumbing and/or masonry would be an asset. Applicants must be willing to work nights, weekends and holidays. Must be able to lift min. of 50lbs, speak English and able to work well as part of a culturally diverse team.

General Maintenance • This position requires general maintenance skills such as painting and masonry, to facilitate maintenance of all buildings and public areas in optimum condition. Knowledge of pool and fountain maintenance would be an asset. • Assisting in line handling for docking cruise ships as needed. • Assisting in any various tasks, necessary to keep GTCC operating to the highest standard. • Applicants must be willing to work nights, weekends and holidays. Must be able to lift min. of 50lbs, speak English and able to work well as part of a culturally diverse team. SALARY / WAGES BASED ON QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE.

Interested persons should contact: GTCC Human Resources Fax: (649) 946-1041 or E-Mail: admin@grandturkcc.com ONLY BELONGERS NEED APPLY

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WANTED

DOMESTIC WORKER REQUIRED • Working hours: 8 hours per day • Wages: $6.50 per hour • Must have clean police • Must be hardworking and reliable • Must be prepared to work some

weekends • Duties include: house cleaning, cooking, laundry, ironing and other household duties

Contact: Neon Holding Ltd. Telephone: 649-941-7923 during working hours

March 9 - 15, 2013

Nanny/Housekeeper

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We are looking for a responsible, energetic and intelligent person to assist our working family in providing quality care to our children and assisting with laundry, cooking and other housekeeping duties. Honesty, integrity, reliability and caring qualities are imperative for this position. Applicants with a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record are preferred. This person must enjoy the outdoors and is a competent swimmer. Salary $10.00/hour. Full time preferred, but part-time may be accepted. Submit resume, covering letter and references to: P.O. Box 1129, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands or via to email to lactci@gmail.com. 6881

GOVERNMENT VACANCY Mapping Technician

Vacancy Notice

DEPARTMENT: Department of Economic Planning and Statistics MINISTRY: Finance and Economics LOCATION: Grand Turk

DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE

JOB SUMMARY:

DEPARTMENT: Agriculture MINISTRY: Environment and Home Affairs

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

JOB SUMMARY: An exciting opportunity awaits you in the Turks and Caicos Islands Government (TCIG) for the post of Director of Agriculture. The incumbent in this Managerial position is responsible for the growth and development of Agriculture as a viable means of livelihood and sustainability throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands. He /She is expected to oversee the management of both the Animal Health and Plant Health Units that comprise the Department of Agriculture; as well as develop and review a national strategy for Agriculture in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Duties include formulating and implementing national policies and programmes aimed at achieving rapid Agricultural growth through the optimum utilization of the country’s land, water, soil and plant resources; participating in activities of international organizations geared at fostering bilateral cooperation in Agriculture and allied sectors; coordinating the collection and maintenance of a wide range of statistical and economic data relating to Agriculture, agro forestry, animal health / control / welfare, and allied sciences to develop TCI’s Agriculture Sector; as well as developing and implementing programs which support and promote the TCI’s agriculture industry, whilst at the same time protecting consumers and the environment. The post holder must also be able to assist and educate the public on utilizing Agriculture as a sustainable livelihood; develop the Government Farm in North Caicos; and assess problems relating to broader areas of rural development concerning agriculture, including postharvest technology by developing cooperative programs with other organizations.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Collect data through surveys of establishments and households Collect data from government department/officers and other institutions Encode data in excel, access, SPSS or other processing software Process and transform data from/to MS Office applications, and publishing software Assists in the preparation of reports Updating and maintaining database Perform other functions as may be assigned Preparing maps and databases Preparing statistical tables and graphs Collecting data from public and private sector institutions Assisting in the processing of survey data to provide statistical information Coding and encoding data Assisting in report preparation Statistical reports on student enrolment, completion dates. Adheres to all Public Service codes, rules and regulations Other related tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

The position requires a Post Graduate Degree in Agriculture Science or Forestry. He/She must also possess an undergraduate degree in a related discipline. Candidates are expected to have over ten (10) years experience working in this field.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: • • • • • • •

Ability to type accurately. Good computer skills Good organizational skills Ability to follow instructions and act upon them in a timely manner. Ability to work as a part of a team MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE: A certificate in Corporate Secretary hip or an Associates Degree in Business Administration • A minimum of four years experience in a related field. SALARY: $T15 $22,800 per annum

The incumbent must be knowledgeable in rural and urban agricultural development; as well as possess firm knowledge of animal and plant health and its production. In addition, he / she should have proficient knowledge of small scale, sustainable and organic permaculture techniques. The successful candidate is also expected to have working knowledge of International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) as well as International Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs). The successful candidate is required to be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. SALARY: T34 - T38 $38,800 to $43,200

• Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Department. Resumes with current contact information must be accompanied by a Cover Letter, two letters of reference (one preferably from a former employer), copies of educational certificates, a Police Certificate and a copy of the Passport photo page. • Applications should be addressed to the Office of the Human Resource Directorate, Church Folly, Grand Turk. Facsimile: 946-1582 or sent by email to: recruitment@ gov.tc with the subject line being: Mapping Technician Application. Applications sent by post or brought by hand should have the subject: Mapping Technician Application clearly marked on the envelopes. • Successful applicants will work in accordance with the Public Service Ordinance. • Only qualified Belongers will be considered for this position.

Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Department. Resumes with current contact information must be accompanied by a Cover Letter, two letters of reference (one preferably from a former employer), copies of educational certificates, a Police Certificate and a copy of the Passport photo page. Applications should be addressed to the Office of the Human Resource Directorate, Church Folly, Grand Turk. Facsimile: 946-1582 or sent by email to: recruitment@gov.tc with the subject line being: Director of Agriculture Application. Applications sent by post or brought by hand should have the subject: Director of Agriculture Application clearly marked on the envelopes. Successful applicants will work in accordance with the Public Service Ordinance.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5th March, 2013.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5th March, 2013.

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ONLY SUITABLE CANDIDATES’ APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGED

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PUBCO LTD.

LICENSED PROFESSIONAL TATTOO ARTIST

SHIFT MANAGER

• Must be able to work day or night shifts (12pm-5am) • Mandatory requirements: • 10 years management experience • 5 years general manager experience • Associates Degree • Preferred requirement (requires some knowledge of all the listed items)

• Bachelors Degree • Experience managing a high volume restaurant and bar

Experience with: • Micros – systems • Manager procedures • Configuration • Back office • Dashboard • Employee configuration • Revenue Center • Reports - sales, menu,

employee • Data base • Network – set up and manage • Inventory Controls • Windows – Microsoft • Word • Excel • Power Point • Entourage • Facebook – Set up and use as a marketing tool

Salary based on performance Contact: 649-343-1984

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The qualified candidate must: ;; Have at least 5 years professional experience ;; Provide proof of up-to-date hepatitis vaccinations ;; Provide proof of having passed an examination on sterile techniques

and universal precautions against infectious diseases ;; Be willing to work 6 days per week ;; Remuneration will be commission based and preferences will be given to Belongers

All application must contain copies of a portfolio of your work and verifiable references and be sent to: P.O. Box 267 for the attention of Dale A. Peters Only suitable candidates will be acknowledged

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GOVERNMENT VACANCY TRUANCY OFFICER

MININSRY: Education, Youth, Sports and Culture DEPARTMENT: Education Zone (1) LOCATION: Grand Turk JOB SUMMARY:

GOVERNMENT VACANCY PLANT HEALTH OFFICER DEPARTMENT: Agriculture Department MINISTRY: Environment and Home Affairs

JOB SUMMARY: The incumbent in this position is responsible for providing technical support to the Chief Plant Protection Officer (CPPO). The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the development of the Agriculture Plant Health Program; conduct inspections of agriculture materials at air and seaports, plant nurseries, crop farms, farmers’ markets and any premises where plants are cultivated; as well as collect, store, and ship product samples for analysis based on international protocols and standards. He / She must treat infested plants and associated plant materials using chemicals sprays, fumigation; assist the CPPO at the Plant Quarantine Station; review Phytosanitary Certificates and Plant Import Permits; as well as contribute towards the development and implementation of guidelines and operational standards for Plant Health. The incumbent must work closely with the Management Team to conduct workshops, seminars and other educational programmes for key stakeholders for the Agriculture Department. Other duties include providing assistance and extension services to Crop and Livestock Farm Managers, conducting various treatments and remedial measures, such as disinfection, sterilization, methyl bromide fumigation, hot and cold-water treatments, irradiation of regulated articles for plant pests and diseases; as well as providing progress reports to the Chief Plant Protection Officer.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

The qualification for this position is a Degree in Agriculture Science or any related field, PLUS training in Entomology and Plant Pathology at least five (5) years experience working in the field. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable of WTO SPS Agreements; as well as be able to easily identify plant pests and diseases. He / She is also expected to have working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Applications as well as possess excellent communication skills.

Applicant must have a High School Diploma and a minimum of four (4) CXCs including English Language. Qualifications in counseling would be an asset. The position requires a minimum of three (3) years working experience in the area of counseling, law enforcement, social work or any area which focuses on discipline and nurturing of youth.

SALARY: T10 -15 $21,000 - $22,800 PER ANNUM

SALARY T28-T33 $31,680.00-$35,880.00 PER ANNUM

Current serving officers must apply through their Heads of Department. Resumes with current contact information must be accompanied by a Cover Letter, two letters of reference (one preferably from a former employer), copies of educational certificates, a Police Certificate and a copy of the Passport photo page. Applications should be addressed to the Office of the Human Resource Directorate, Church Folly, Grand Turk. Facsimile: 946-1582 or sent by email to: recruitment@gov.tc with the subject line being: TRUANCY OFFICER Application. Envelopes should have the subject: TRUANCY OFFICER Application clearly marked on the front.

Serving officers should apply through their Heads of Department. Resumes with current contact information must be accompanied by a Cover Letter, two letters of reference (one preferably from a former employer), copies of educational certificates, a Police Certificate and a copy of the Passport photo page. Applications should be addressed to the Office of the Human Resource Directorate, Church Folly, Grand Turk. Facsimile: 946-1582 or sent by email to: recruitment@ gov.tc with the subject line being: Plant Health Officer Application. Applications sent by post or brought by hand should have the subject: Plant Health Officer Application clearly marked on the envelopes. Successful applicants will work in accordance with the Public Service Ordinance.

Belongers only need apply.

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5th March, 2013.

• The incumbent in this position will ensure that all school students between the ages of 4 – 16 attend school during school hours. To prevent mandatory school aged students from visiting night clubs, bars or any other place which prohibits the presence of minors. It is anticipated that the execution of the job holder’s duties will include:• Works between the primary and high schools on Grand Turk. • Liaises with Principals daily or at an agreed time, to obtain a report on those students who are absent from school. • Ensures the non-interference by students officially dismissed or suspended from school. • Works closely with the Guidance Counselors, Education Psychologist and Parents/ Guardians on matters relating to students’ attendance/absenteeism. • Investigates the reasons for students’ absenteeism and keep the school’s leadership informed of findings. • Apprehends students in school uniform who are out of school during school hours, without legitimate reason and refer them to the Principal or Vice-Principal for further action. • Works in close coordination with the Social Welfare Officer, the PTA and the churches in sensitizing parents and students to the seriousness of truancy and to discourage it. • Must be mobile in order to be able to thoroughly scrutinize bars, games galleries to find and apprehend truants. • Liaises with the school's security officers to monitor the movement of visitors on the school compound and take appropriate actions where loitering and trespassing might occur. • Discourages vandalizing by reporting and/or apprehending anyone found vandalizing the school’s property. • Assist with the formulation and review of guidelines for improving school safety. • Maintains a log of all activities undertaken during the course of the day. • Submits to the Department of Education monthly written reports on activities undertaken during the period.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8th March, 2013 ONLY SUITABLE CANDIDATES WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGED 6874


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POSITION AVAILABLE AT SKINTINUOUS CARE

SkintinuousCare is seeking to employ a certified spa & skincare technician/massage therapist. The spa offers an array of treatments, such as: • Permanent hair reduction (IPL) •­ Fast waxing, including Brazilian waxing, using hard & soft wax • Photo-­rejouvenation with E-­Light • Chemical peels • Organic facials • Ultrasonic facials • Oxygen facials • Micro-­dermabrasion • Skin analysis • Lash & brow tinting • Lash extensions • Manicure & pedicure • Wedding & special occasion make-­up applications • Body treatments • Swedish massage • Hot stone massage • Shiatsu • And more…

Job Requirements:

• Candidate must have a current aesthetician (Cidesco Certification) and/or cosmetology license (Cidesco Certification is a plus), manicure license and massage certificate (CMT Certification).

• Candidate must have at least 10 years experience in the industry. • Candidate must posses a thorough knowledge of cosmetics, skincare products and related application procedures in order to boost retail sales of products. • Candidate must be able to perform all of the above listed treatments. •­ Candidate must be able to perform cosmetic consultations and educate clients on skin care products as well as provide customized treatment plans and skincare regiments. • Candidate must be able to forge new client relationships and ensure client retention through excellence. • Candidate must be able to stand on his/her feet and/or sit for a prolonged period of time and must be prepared to work irregular hours (including evenings), holidays and weekends. •­ Candidate must have means of transportation at all times. • Candidate must regularly attend educational training seminars in order to stay up-­to-­date on new products, equipment and treatments. • Candidate must have excellent organizational skills and posses excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, Spanish and French.

BELONGERS ONLY NEED APPLY

Job applications, resumes, references and copies of certificates should be emailed to info@kl-consultants.tc before March 31st, 2013. 7924

Ricardo Fulford Consultant Services

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

contact: 241-4070

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

2 Domestic Workers $5.00 per hour 4 Labourers 2 Sales Persons 2 Babysitters 2 Handymen 2 Kitchen Helpers 1 Hairstylist 2 Boat Captain 1 Assistant Manager 2 Maintenance Workers 1 Driver

Applicants must be willing to work with little or no supervision. Interested persons can contact:

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649-343-8659

Olympic Construction Ltd. is seeking applications for:

1 cabinet maker, 1 plumber, 2 finish carpenters, and 2 masons Interested persons may submit their resumes online to: info@olympic.tc or by fax (649) 946-1101. Deliver applications to:

Olympic Construction Ltd. Waterloo Plaza, Grand Turk, TCI Belongers need only apply!

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People’s Telecoms Company Ltd.

People’s Telecoms Company Ltd. has a vacancy for a

On behalf of his clients:

Field Technician

Bite Me Sport Fishing

is seeking employment for the following:

1) Fisherman

Salary starts at $8.00 per hours. Interested candidate may contact Bite Me Sport Fishing at 231-0366/946-4398/946-4918 or visit their office at Banana Boat, Providenciales for further details regarding employment.

QUALIFICATION AND SKILLS • Bs Mechanical Engineering. BS Information Technology. Advanced formal training in Telecommunications • Must be competent and knowledgeable and able to maintain the infrastructure – hardware and software - integral to a complex Wireless Communications Network • Must have a working knowledge of Communications, Electronics, Digital Radios, Satellite Systems, 802.xx Systems, Vehicle Location Equipment, Customer Premise Equipment, Marine Radio, Specialty Telecommunications Personal Devices

Ricardo Fulford Contracting is seeking employment for the following:

1) Green Keeper 1) Carpenter 2) Domestic Worker

Salary starts at $5.00 per hours. Interested candidate may apply through fulfordricardo@yahoo.com for further information regarding employment.

Estel Plumbing LTD

is seeking employment for the following:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Salary starts at $8.00 per hour. Interested candidate may contact Estel Plumbing LTD at 241-0397 for details regarding employment.

El Rancho

is seeking employment for the following:

1) Waitress

Salary starts at $5.00 per hour. Interested candidate may contact El Rancho at 3446532 for details regarding employment.

WAWA EXPRESSION

is seeking employment for the following:

1) Car Washer

Salary starts at $5.00 per hour. Interested candidate may contact WAWA EXPRESSION at 347-2341for further details regarding employment.

Jocelyn Jean-Louis

• Use measuring and diagnostic tools to test, adjust, and repair Electronic Equipment. • Read Work Orders that describe equipment failures • Must be able to liaise with Equipment Manufacturers/Operators to resolve equipment related problems inclusive of the ability to read schematic drawings and other written specifications. • Visit nodes and sites within a network to identify and resolve network performance issues or outages to ensure such unforeseen issues are resolved in the quickest possible time to ensure the network up-time is maintained at or near 99.999% • Perform regular maintenance work on clients Communication Devices as well as periodic work to maintain the wireless networks. • Must be able to build and maintain secure websites and mail server systems. • Candidate must be able to work long hours and on demand Salary negotiable

is seeking employment for the following:

1) Goat Keeper

Turks and Caicos Islander Applicants preferred

Salary starts at $5.00 per hour. Interested candidate may contact 343-8180 for details regarding employment.

Interested candidate may also apply through fulfordricardo@ yahoo.com. Good luck to all interested applicant.

BEEN’S CONSULTING SERVICES

Is looking for a

SPA – SKINCARE TECHNICIAN & MASSAGE THERAPIST

1) Plumber

March 9 - 15, 2013

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Stubbs Diamond Plaza #66 Sibonne Rd. Unit #3 Email: kay@acltci.tc 6915


March 9 - 15, 2013

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QUALITY SUPERMARKET

QUALITY INTERIOR Is looking for a

Labourer

Painter VACANCIES

Contact: 342-9831

Contact: 941-7929

SAMUEL WILSON

WILLIAM E. JOSEPH Is looking for a

Is looking for a

is looking for the following persons:

Domestic Worker

Labourer

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

Contact: 346-0205

contact: 342-2511

work 6 days per week salary $5.00 per hour.

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Babysitter Must be willing to

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

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

contact: 245-3720

Grace way IGA Supermarket is a seeking suitably qualified applicant to fill the following position:

Finance Analyst Job Requirement & Responsibilities: • ACA/ACMA/CMA/CPA qualified with a minimum of 5 years post qualification experience in a financial analysis position • Management and development of pricing system and processes • Detailed gross margin analysis to identify and correct pricing anomalies • Support Pricing & Logistics Managers maintain the accuracy of company databases, recommend and implement controls to prevent database inaccuracies from occurring • Review and develop freight and duty allocation methodologies to ensure accurate cost allocation to individual products. • Extensive experience of querying databases using computer programming languages (eg SQL) • Detailed knowledge and practical experience of accounting software (eg SAGE) • Advanced Excel skills essential including the use of pivot tables, VLookup functions and embedded logic formulas • Act as the link between Finance and IT, representing the Finance team at IT Steering Committee meetings • Ad-hoc analysis to support operational decision making, including new product and vendor assessment • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Attention to detail and flexibility to manage multiple tasks Salary will commensurate with qualification and experience Deadline for submission of applicants is March 15th 2013

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

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The leading and trusted security company in TCI is in need of personnel to fill up the following position.

OPERATORS /CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVES Qualifications:

• min of 4 years relative experience in customer service & excellent interpersonal skills, or 2 years as a Central Station Operator • excellent written & verbal English communication (can write comprehensive reports) • excellent knowledge of computer esp. MS Office & Monitoring Software; very good knowledge of alarm systems and minor troubleshooting • CSAA Operator certification; diligent and very thorough work habits • must be a team player & can work with minimum supervision • Salary starts $6.00 per hour.

Qualifications: • • • • • •

MECHANIC

Minimum of 5 years experience in vehicle repairs & maintenance of different make & model Must be able to service company vehicles any time of the day or night Computer literate; possess technical & similar certificates Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills (English) Possess a valid TCI drivers license; Must be an excellent team -player Salary starts @ $5.50/hr

MARKETING/SALES AGENT Qualifications: • • • • • • •

Minimum of 8 years experience or in direct marketing/sales Excellent work & presentation skills; must have excellent computer skills Can design sales/mktg materials Very good knowledge in security, alarm electronics, access control, etc Must be an effective communicator & public relations person Possesses own transportation and have a valid TCI drivers license; Salary starts @ $1500 plus commission

TECHNICIAN Qualifications: • • • • •

Minimum of 5 years experience in alarm industry w/ excellent work history Computer literate; possess technical or engineering certificates Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills (English) Possess a valid TCI drivers license; Must be an excellent team -player Salary starts @ $1300 plus commission

ADMIN ASSISTANT/JUNIOR ACCOUNTANT Qualifications: • • • • • •

Minimum of 5 years related experience Must have very good knowledge in accounting programs e.g. QuickBooks Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills (English) Possess a valid TCI drivers license Must be an excellent team-player Salary starts @ $1300/month

Requirements for all positions above: Comprehensive resume’ w/ 2 ID photo Employment certificates from previous employers Training certificates; Police & fingerprint records

How to apply:

1. Submit resume’ with application letter, employment and training certificates, copy of police record, passport to Spence Security office 2. Wait for Spence Security personnel to call you for an interview Interested applicants should send resume’ and applicable certificates address to: ‘The HR Manager’ not later than March 8, 2013 to:

SPENCE SECURITY & INVESTIGATION SERVICES, LTD. P.O BOX #73, Caribbean Place, Leeward Highway, Providenciales Email address:HR@spencesecurity.com Fax: 941-3027 BELONGER ONLY NEED APPLY. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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

RAFAEL CASTILLO

SPENCE SECURITY & INVESTIGATION SERVICES, LTD

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WFL Cup final:

Strikers and Net Rockers FC to battle – Epic battle in semi-finals between AFC teams THE AFC Strikers had to overcome a spirited AFC Hurricanes team in a ding-dong battle which only ended with penalties. The win propelled the League Champions to the final of the Women’s Football League Cup. Net Rockers FC, on the other hand, reached the final with a comfortable 2-0 win over the Revolution FC. Jancillia Cox and Madelie Lamour scored for the winners. EPIC BATTLE Strikers’ undefeated run all season looked like it would have ended in their semi-final battle with sister side, the Hurricanes. Technical Director Matthew Green referred to the clash as: “Perhaps the most evenly contested and exciting women’s game in TCIFA history”. Strikers came from behind twice before extra time ended in stalemate and the penalty session moved to sudden death. AFC Strikers dominated the opening exchanges before falling

behind to Maiya Madden’s expertly placed header. Madden escaped her marker and guided Gaya Smith’s free kick into the back of the net. Strikers were soon level as captain Kadine Delphin headed into the top corner from a Yarielca De La Cruz long range free kick. The final minutes of the half were a close affair with both teams creating chances, Delphin had a shot come back off the post and Sarah Cenary went close with two efforts. The second half continued to be an even affair, however that changed when Lilli Fenelus broke away with the ball and placed it past Chrystal Stirling to give the Hurricanes a 2-1 lead. Strikers responded by adopting a more attacking style of play, as Shinaydine Pluviose was pushed into an advanced midfield role. For the remaining 20 minutes the Hurricanes’ players defended heroically, thwarting wave after wave of attacks. However, in the dying seconds of the game Yarileny De La Cruz, lived up to her title as the ‘deadliest markswoman

The WFL League winners, the AFC Strikers, will try to remain undefeated when they tackle rivals Net Rockers FC in the Cup final.

in the league’ as she received the ball from Delphin, turned and blasted it into the top corner to send the game into extra time. One could not but feel sympathy for the Hurricanes’ players who were moments away from a place in the final, but credit must be given to the Strikers’ players who never gave up hope of finding an equaliser. Both teams continued to fight hard in the two periods of extra time. Gaya Smith saw her free kick just go over the cross bar and Yarileny De La Cruz had a chance to give her team victory in the final minute but

Josh for Sports

Let’s get wet Part three There are three basic angles or points on the compass relative to the wind’s apparent direction on which a boat may sail. These are described in specific terms. THE REACH When the wind is said to be “on the beam” and the boat is sailing along a course perpendicular to the wind’s apparent direction, here, the sail is acting rather like a wing, developing lift and spilling the breeze astern to create propulsion, the reach is normally the fastest, most efficient point of sail. CLOSE HAND When the boat is sailing at an acute angle to the apparent wind, with sails hauled in as far as possible, the sail is a true wing, developing lift at its leading edge due to the way it is set relative to the wind. THE RUN Where the wind is astern, and, the boat is travelling in the same direction as the wind is moving,

By Joshua Gardiner the sail is not a wing at all, but rather a “pocket” which simply catches the wind for propulsion. THREE POINTS IN BETWEEN Naturally, there are three points in between: the close reach, the point or points between the reach and closehauled. The sail acts like a wing on these points. At the broad reach, the point or points between the reach and the run, the sail acts most like a “pocket” in catching the force of the wind. SAIL TRIM Achieving the points of sailing

involves more than simply steering the boat with the tiller. Sail trim is very important. The sail must be trimmed so that just enough wind is captured and some is allowed to spill away astern. The best way to achieve this trim is to ripple along its luff, then turn the sheet until the fluttering is just eliminated. This is called trimming to the point of draw, or trimming until the sail just begins to draw the breeze effectively. On a close reach and when close-hauled, the angle of trim will be tighter inboard, but the same principle applies and this sail can be classified as a wing. Note that the reach, close reach and close hauls (windward) points of sail are those that display the true aerodynamic lift of the modern rig. It is on these points that effective trimming can mean the difference between sailing poorly and sailing well. When sailing on a broad reach or run, the sail is just a pocket to create “pushy” for the boat along with the wind, therefore angles of trim are not as critical. On these points of sail, the sailor must learn to watch his on-

her shot went narrowly wide. The final whistle brought up the dreaded penalty shootout which proved to be equally dramatic. Yarielca De La Cruz scored for the Strikers before Gaya Smith made the scores level. Delphin then had her penalty well saved by Sanadia Forbes and Cenary gave the Hurricanes a 2-1 lead with a well-placed spot-kick. Yarileny De La Cruz then missed the target which meant that just one goal would be enough for the Hurricanes but Vanessa Joseph, Jacinda Alfrena and Waldine Pierre all failed to

convert their chances. Shinaydine Pluviose had given Strikers hope as she scored but Alyssa Laing’s miss gave Hurricanes a chance to win the game, but Pierre’s effort was well saved by Stirling. Having had five penalties each the contest headed into sudden death and Guerline Hall calmly slotted the ball home to give the Strikers the advantage and when Stirling saved Sydnee Campbell’s brave effort the tables had been turned and the Strikers had come back from the brink of defeat to book themselves a place in the final.

board tell-tails and gauge the angles at which the wind is striking the sail. There are several basic maneuvers involved in handling a boat between all the major points of sail.

wind. When a boat is sailing with the wind coming over the starboard tack, no matter what point of sail it is on, swing the boat’s bow through the eye of the wind, so that the wind blows over the opposite (port) side. The boat is then said to be on the port tack. For example, let’s say a boat is on the starboard tack, on a reach. To come about the skipper must head up, trimming the sail through the close reach and the close-hauled condition. He then pushes the tiller over and swings the boat through the eye of the wind. The sail flutters through the eye of the wind. It flutters as the bow swings through, and then the boat begins to fall off a way from the wind. If the skipper wants to return to a reach, on the port tack, he falls off through a close reach, and trims for a port-tack reach.

HEADING UP When a sailor wants to change course towards the direction of the wind, he heads up; for example, let’s say he’s on a reach and wishes to come up to a close reach, towards the wind. He steers towards the wind’s direction and trims his sails accordingly, to go from a close reach to a closehauled—he heads up further. FALLING OFF This is the opposite of heading up. Steering away from the wind, as the boat falls from the close hauled direction for example, sail is slacked off for a close reach and so on. ROUNDING UP This is the process of coming directly up into the wind so as to allow the wind to pass around both sides of a close-hauled sail. It is used to slow the boat and take wind pressure off the rig. In addition to these general maneuvers, there are the two specific turning maneuvers: coming about and jibing. COMING ABOUT This maneuver is designed to turn the boat through the eyes of the

JIBING This maneuver also gets the wind around to the other side of the boat, but involves a turn downwards, away from the wind’s direction. This process entails falling off until the wind is directly astern and the boat is on a run. The sail is then trimmed until the wind is just about ready to catch the leech and swing the boom over. Continue next week with conclusion.


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2013 Boys’ and Girls’ Champs:

Williams “ready to go!!” The two rugby teams that contested the first ever TCIRFU Ryder Cup. (Compliments of Charlton studios)

International rugby players impressed with local development after successful Ryder Cup THE Rugby Ryder Cup was a great success with the European Lions defeating the Rest of the World Barbarians in a high spirited affair played across three age groups of men and women. The success of this inaugural event should see it continue next year hopefully with more visiting players and celebrities. Both guest speakers Bob Latham and Paul Wallace were very impressed with the continuing strides the game of rugby is making in the TCI and Paul, in particular,

noticed huge positive changes from his previous visit three years ago. They were delighted to award the TCI National Rugby team with their international caps and Paul was also able to present to the TCI National Cancer Society a cheque for funds that the TCIRFU raised last November during its fundraiser. All in all it was a great event and the TCIRFU now looks forward to the impending visit by the St Anne de Bellevue Rugby Club from Montreal over the Easter holiday period.

Garland set to run first individual event at Champs ANGELO Garland is excited to make his Champs individual debut. His 400M race is expected to be a scorcher and although he is not anticipating too much, winning a medal is still high on the agenda. The Grand Turk athlete who runs for Munro College feels he can finish at least third in his event at Jamaica’s biggest school’s competition which runs from March 12-16. Garland, who has had a good season so far recently ran his personal best of 48.93 seconds to win the Western Champions 400M race.

DELANO Williams is ready to defend his sprint titles. The TCI athlete who made international headlines after the Boys’ and Girls’ Champs last year is ready to dominate his last year at the prestigious event. Williams, who won the 200M gold medal at World Juniors in 2012, will be starting his tertiary education after this academic year. He will run the 100M and 200M events with a hope of retaining his titles. He said he is fully fit for the biggest school event on the Jamaican calendar. “Well I feel really good. I’m ready to go!!” The TCI national sprint record holder would also compete in the 4X100 and the 4X400 relay events in the hope of pushing his school, Munro College, towards glory. Champs will be held from March 12-16. Inter-High School Track and Field Championships start Sunday THE Inter-High School Track and Field Championships will run from March 10th-12th at the National Stadium in Venetian Road, Providenciales. The meet, which is held under the auspices of the Turks and Caicos Islands Department of Sports, will also be used as trials for this year’s CARIFTA Games, which will be held in the Bahamas from March

Delano Williams will look to retain his 100 and 200 metre titles at the prestigious event.

29th to April 1st. Athletes from Raymond Gardiner, Clement Howell, HJ Robinson,

Marjorie Basden, Maranatha Academy, BWIC, Wesley Methodist among others will compete.

Angelo Garland is hoping to medal in the 400M.

Garland only joined the Jamaica school in September 2011.

PABA Night League:

Henry on fire, hits 48 points

MARCH Madness is on in the PABA Night League and Cameron Henry has taken his game up several steps. Against the Knights, he powered his way to the highest score this season. The Power-forward who has shown consistency scored a whopping 48 points as the Steelers defeated the Knights 98-73. Henry also grabbed seven boards and two steals. J Forbes added 26 points, 11 boards and seven steals. For the Knights Tori Deal had 24 points and four assists and D. Weydens had 17 points and 14 rebounds. The Steelers lost one day

later, on March 2nd, when they played defending champions the Flyers. That game ended 8279 with Darado Fuford scoring a whopping 31 points for the winners. Anthony Cash added 19 points and 10 rebounds to go with his four assists. Evens Missick led the attack for the Steelers with 19 points and 12 boards. Meanwhile the GT Stallions stayed undefeated after beating Customs 58-39. Damon Seymour scored 16 points, nabbed six steals and five rebounds for the winners while K. Williams added 15 points and four steals.

Rozo FC gained revenge over Cheshire Hall with a 1-0 win.

WIV/Provo Premier League:

Rozo FC end Cheshire Hall’s unbeaten run ROZO FC ended the unbeaten run of Cheshire Hall in the WIV/Provo Premier League with a 1-0 win. The Haitian team is now tied on points with the defending champions. Both have nine from three wins. In the game Rozo’s Edmond

Blanc attacked from the left, after he had dominated the right. He deftly lifted the ball across to the right channel to connect with an excellently timed run from Fritz Gerald Norvius. Norvius then calmly slid the ball past Ricky

Henry’s clutching left hand into the bottom corner of the net. The AFC Academy claimed their second win when they defeated the Teachers 7-0. The Academy are third in the league with the Teachers yet to win a point.


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