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‘We are not here to dictate’ – UK

BRITISH officials are “not here to dictate” the new constitution but will “faithfully relay” Islanders’ views back to London. PAGE  4

the shots’ Demands for referendum 5 on new constitution PAGE 

Apologetic armed robbers steal $2,000 TWO masked men stole more than $2,000 in cash, along with bags and phones from staff and customers at a phone shop on Wednesday. PAGE  7

Whale rescue in Long Cay

A THIRTY-five foot humpback whale was saved from almost certain death after it became trapped in a shallow pool of water near Grand Turk. PAGE 

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‘We are not here to dictate’ – UK By Gemma Handy

BRITISH officials are “not here to dictate” the new constitution but will “faithfully relay” Islanders’ views back to London. That’s according to Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) chiefs staging a series of public meetings this week to discuss the draft document. Ian Hendry, leading the team of officials, said it was their “very firm intention” to give people ample time to express their thoughts. “I want to emphasise we are not here to dictate how it’s going to be,” he told media at a press conference on Monday. He said the draft text published in March was “just an indication” of what the ultimate document outlining the supreme laws of the land would be. “It’s by no means the final text; we want to take account of the views expressed to report back to Overseas Territories Minister Henry Bellingham who, with the Secretary of State, will have the final decisions to make in due course.” The consultation process has been plagued with contention from the outset with many native Islanders saying their opinions have been shunned. Responding to questions about the merit of this week’s public debates, Mr Hendry said: “I am completely confident people’s views will be taken into consideration. “We would not be going through this exercise if their views were going to be treated as valueless. “There is no point in having a public consultation unless one listens to the views expressed. “That does not mean to say any individual point of view is going to win the day.” The FCO team also met with representatives of the two political parties this week, plus members of

the advisory council and consultative forum and other interested parties. “The draft constitution has been out there for two months now,” Mr Hendry said. “It’s our very firm intention to allow plenty of time for the people of the Islands to express their views and try to understand what’s in this rather long and complicated document.” As the FCO’s overseas territories constitution advisor, Mr Hendry has helped draft similar documents for other British territories across the globe. He also helped compile the TCI’s 1988 and 2006 constitutions. Mr Hendry described the draft document now under discussion as a “series of useful add-ons” to its suspended 2006 counterpart. He said the 2006 script had been negotiated and agreed at the time by both the TCI and UK “in good faith”. “Both sides were content with it. But in retrospect there are clearly things to add to it such as better management of public finances, and establishing a Director of Public Prosecutions who is independent of the Governor – things like that,” he added. Controversy abounded last week over London’s apparent reluctance to stage a town hall meeting in

Ian Hendry helped compile the TCI’s 1988 and 2006 constitutions.

Providenciales, initially opting instead for a live phone-in session. The FCO denied the reason was for fear of confrontation, given the fiery scenes that occasionally characterised last year’s public discussions. They eventually relented and announced a meeting at the Community Fellowship Centre in Leeward Highway. Helen Nellthorp, deputy director

of overseas territories, said: “We wanted to allow as many people as possible to submit their views. “Given the large number of people on Provo we could not see how best to do that. “But people very clearly wanted an opportunity to speak directly to us and that’s why we arranged a public meeting.” A live call-in show was scheduled to take place today (Friday) in addition to the public meetings across the Islands. Ms Nellthorp insisted that Britain was “listening” to TC Islanders’ opinions. “Kate Sullivan changed her recommendations after listening to the people.” But she warned: “We will faithfully relay the messages we get here but at the end of the day British Ministers will make the final decisions.” She added that, to date, just eight written submissions had been received in response to the draft document. Meanwhile, Human Rights Commissioner Doreen QuelchMissick welcomed London’s u-turn on its previous stance not to stage a town hall meeting in Provo.

In a statement issued in response to complaints from infuriated Islanders, she said: “The Turks and Caicos Islands Human Rights Commission supports the idea that everyone has a right to take part in the government of his/her country, directly or indirectly, with the will of the people being the basis of the authority of the Government; for people want to be governed well, be treated fairly by their Government and have a say in what is happening in their country.” Ms Quelch-Missick, also an attorney and advisory council member, said it was vital to “reach and involve” as many people as possible. “The people must be given the opportunity to participate in such a defining moment in our country’s history and, as such, be encouraged to make their views known, be it through a public forum in the form of town hall meetings and/or through live television and radio broadcast with phone call-in. “As a people and as a Government, we must ensure that the rights of all persons are respected, for it is only when people’s rights are respected can we truly say we are making progress,” she added.

New constitution just a stop-gap UK officials say it can be updated “in a few years” By Gemma Handy THE NEW constitution is likely to be a “temporary” document ahead of a gradual curtailing of the Governor’s powers, UK officials say. The draft document’s weighty role of the London-appointed leader is designed to deal with the

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TCI’s current “peculiar” situation, according to British advisor Ian Hendry. Prescripts entitling the Governor to retain authority to veto new legislation and override Cabinet decisions have sparked consternation among Islanders. But Mr Hendry told media he hoped the new document outlining the laws of the land would be just a stop-gap. “Personally I would not like to see it as anything other than a fairly temporary arrangement. “No constitution is set in stone. “In a few years’ time, if it is operated well and things settle down, the economy improves, the political situation is calm and people are relatively happy with the situation, one can look at something different,” he said at a press briefing. The constitution expert, who is leading the team of visiting British personnel, conceded that the draft document was not progressive in terms of the Governor’s role. “This is not a developed constitution from that perspective, because of the events which have intervened since 2006. “It is, I would say, a draft constitution designed to deal with the peculiar situation of the TCI

at present and for the coming few years.” Mr Hendry said some fellow British territories enjoyed a greater level of autonomy. “In other overseas territories with a new constitution, there are by comparison with this, less control by the Governor. “On other hand there is a last resort in all of them, without exception, to scrap the constitution and start again. It’s a consequence of being a territory not being independent that the UK can exercise that power.” He said the new document was set to contain extra “checks, balances and controls” in light of recent events. Mr Hendry insisted that the draft constitution in fact contained provisions for greater democracy such as the establishment of Integrity and Human Rights Commissions, and a Director of Public Prosecutions independent of the Governor. “There is a very long chapter about how public finances should be managed…with clear guidelines about how money should be raised and spent, borrowed and lent. And that they should be audited annually by an independent auditor.” Some may argue that the draft document is not sufficiently

progressive, given Britain’s mandate to prepare its territories for independence. “It’s sometimes argued that what the UK should be about is giving progressive constitutions to prepare territories, inevitably, for independence,” Mr Hendry said. “The problem is that people may not want independence – ever. “There was a move for independence here in the 1970s; unfortunately JAGS McCartney died in an air crash and the movement faded away. “It has now reemerged, not only here but in some other territories too.” Mr Hendry added that Britain would never stand in the way of a country’s quest for autonomy if a “genuine wish” was expressed. “The UK Government has, for decades, made it clear that territories such as TCI can have independence if the majority of its people so wish.” He also told Monday night’s public meeting in Provo that London would be willing to negotiate with any political party successful in a general election whose manifesto contained a push for self-government. The road to independence could also be achieved via a referendum, Mr Hendry said.


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‘We’re calling the shots’ Demands for referendum on new constitution By Gemma Handy IF THE Brits were anticipating a riot, they were wrong. Provo’s town hall meeting to discuss the draft constitution may have been vociferous but it was lacking last year’s turbulent scenes suspected to have triggered the UK’s reluctance for an open forum. The Community Fellowship Centre was packed with everyone from ordinary Islanders to political, community and religious leaders, and members of the interim administration. And while they may have differed on the delivery, there was no mistaking the message – we want our country back. Calls for a referendum on accepting a new constitution – which many accuse Britain of attempting to “foist” on the Islands – abounded on Monday night. Strident rhetoric for the crowd to support demands to reject the draft document saw standing ovations and thunderous applause. Among the numerous appeals for its outright rebuff, there was a handful of recommendations for improvements to its suspended 2006 counterpart. They included the establishment of an independent Director of Public Prosecutions and an Auditor General, and protection of the environment. The most contentious points continue to be methods for Belongership bestowal. Also under fire was the weighty role of the Governor – and the seeming lack of an authority to “watch the watchman”. PNP leader Clayton Greene was among those demanding a public vote. Many are angry that Britain recently afforded its own citizens a referendum to choose a new electoral system but has not yet agreed to stage one in the TCI. “If a referendum is good enough for them, it is not too good for us,” Mr Greene said. Dominique Rolle, a recent graduate from law school in England, said a referendum was “fundamental to democracy”. Ian Hendry, constitution advisor to

London’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), said a public ballot had not been ruled out. But he urged Islanders not to “overplay” its value, saying numerous changes had been made to voting systems across the UK without a referendum. “It’s an unusual thing to do; there have been very few referendums.” Helen Nellthorp, the FCO’s deputy director for overseas territories, said the team would pass on the meeting’s “very clear message”. “A referendum could be a part of the process if British Ministers make that decision,” she said. Online political commentator Benjamin Roberts said the TCI’s relationship with the UK should be about “give and take”. “We see Britain dictating and asking us to comply. There have been glaring failures by the UK.” He accused London of lax oversight by its appointed supervisors. “There are people who have done wrong and should answer for it but the Governor and Attorney General get to fly away into the sunset,” he said. Radio show host Robert Hall lamented a “thread” throughout the draft constitution which “presumes quite wrongly that politicians are dishonest and Governors are honest”. “That’s a notion I reject,” he stormed, to huge applause. He said the recommended watchdog institutions were “fine and dandy” for overseeing local politicians. “Perhaps you can tell me which institutions are watching the Governor.” Mr Hendry replied that the Governor was obliged to act “within the law of the land” and would be overseen by both the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Human Rights Commission. PDM leader Douglas Parnell said: “The trouble is that this system depends on the character of the Governor of the day – and we’ve had a few that have lacked some character. “You can’t give a Governor that type of authority without doing some checks and balances. If he loses

Protestors congregate outside Monday night’s town hall meeting

Word from the FCO team: Read their statement to the Weekly News

Placards line the wall of the Community Fellowship Centre in Leeward Highway

his mind, or gets drunk as we have had before, we find ourselves in a constitutional mess.” Mr Hendry said that was a “very negative and very unfair view”. “Governors very, very rarely override Cabinet decisions, please do not overreact,” he said. Attorney and developer Beryn Duncanson said it was not a “constitutional crisis” that prompted political upheaval. “We had one individual who was assigned by the UK who sat in Cabinet and signed off every transaction. “You seek regressively to turn the clock back. But you should not punish a whole populous.” He added: “Not everything coming out of the UK is moral; that’s the assumption this document makes.” Former Chief Minister Washington Misick said indigenous Islanders felt “marginalised and trampled upon”. “I would like the 2006 constitution to largely remain as it is; we should be working on improving it if we are going to empower TCI. “By taking away authority from people you are undermining their ability to grow and one day take responsibility for themselves.” He accused London of not viewing Islanders as equals. “For all the faults of local politicians, we have invested huge sums of money in educating our young people,” Mr Misick added. Former Deputy Chief Minister Royal Robinson conceded some

“tweaking” might be required to the 2006 document but said the draft changed the “total dynamics” of how TCI would be governed. Former leader of the Opposition Floyd Seymour said the community should have been given the chance to sit down with British decision makers, not messengers. He said the draft script gave the impression that Governors were “beyond reproach”. “Don’t think all in Waterloo is a picture of integrity,” he continued. “We need a greater ability to selfregulate ourselves. First and foremost we want our country back; we want a properly functioning Parliament we can regulate ourselves.” Bishop Usril Morris claimed an entire nation was suffering due to the mistakes of a few. “We are not going to accept it; we are calling the shots,” he told the FCO team. Oneal Delancy asked why the new recommendations were not included in the 2006 constitution. Mr Hendry said London felt the currently suspended document could be improved, so as to avoid a repeat of previous mistakes. Mr Hendry, who has worked for the FCO in an advisory capacity for four decades, urged Islanders to scrutinise the draft document “without going over the top in attacking it”. “Most of it comes from the 2006 constitution with some new bits such as watchdogs and public finances. So please, please do not go over the top saying it’s all bad.”

“We’re very grateful to everyone who has attended and contributed at the public meetings this week. “In the meetings so far, we have heard clearly the strong feeling that the draft constitution has created and we will be reporting this back quickly and accurately to Henry Bellingham when we return to the UK. “We are already giving consideration to possible changes to the draft to present to the Minister. “Many important issues have been raised this week. We recognise the concern about the proposed increase in the Governor's reserve powers. We know that the issue of Belongership, and the word itself, is problematic to many in TCI.  “Many people have commented on the proposed change to the voting system, either to express their preference for 'first past the post' or to seek more information on how the draft system will work. And there has been vocal support for the 2006 constitution. We have heard several calls for a referendum on whether to accept the proposed 2011 constitution.  “Amongst these points, we’ve heard that other proposals in the draft have found support. “Many people are pleased that there is provision for a Director of Public Prosecutions in the draft and we have heard from several people who are pleased that the new voting system will give them a representative in the House of Assembly.  “We hope everyone will understand that our work and the work of Kate Sullivan has been to ensure that TCI does not return to the difficult times of recent years. We want to work together to help reach the milestones needed to return to elected government.  “We will report faithfully all of these points, and more, back to Ministers in London.”


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

Constitution chatter

AS THE latest round of public consultations on the draft constitution continues, we asked readers for your thoughts. Do you support calls for a referendum on whether to accept a new constitution? Are you confident the public’s comments and suggestions at this stage will be taken into consideration by Britain? What amendments or additions - if any - would you like to see to the 2006 constitution?

Referendum support

“I am not a constitutional expert, but putting myself in the shoes of the Brits for a moment, my attitude regarding a referendum would be,

why not? “After all it was the Brits who, in 2006, praised the constitution as a milestone document which was the envy of the region and the other BOTCs.

Web Comments

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What our online readers say... Ona Glinton: An icon, a mentor and a gentle soul Great woman

I remember when I was little girl in Grand Turk Ms Ona was my teacher and she was a great woman and teacher. I think I am who I am today because of the time that she instilled in me. Rest in peace. eslie Mong

Lionfish hits menus across the country Terrible invader

Black and white eight-inch lionfish on Bight reef. This is terrible. Caroline

Rape – a survivor’s story No means no

I’m from another country and think this is utterly horrible. This is nothing new; other countries are not immune to corruption or crime either. Grace is letting us know that the problem still exists. But you can’t keep injustices quiet for long. This is an act of a power-hungry animal, not a

man. The act doesn’t just happen the one time; it continues to happen in the mind of the victim throughout their lives. The tables need to be turned on rapists and criminals and corruptors. Don’t let them be allowed to rule any longer. Don’t vote for them, don’t talk to them, don’t do business with them. Point at them, laugh at them, shun them. They are the problem, the victims are not. The women, men, church, newspapers and community need to rally together to keep the pressure on leaders to do the right thing and perform their duties honestly and with integrity. For integrity is remembered fondly from generation to generation, not corruption. Turn the tables, turn the tide, and take back your pride! I’m ashamed of the women that were angry at Grace, the nurses that gave her no respect, and the jurors! If this happened to you, wouldn’t you want some kind of support and friendship – and justice? I feel sorry for you, not Grace. Grace will hold her own and prevail. Let’s make this clear; when a woman says no, it means no, whether she knows the man or not. How she dresses, acts, or sounds has nothing to do with the fact that a crime was committed against her. What if this happened to a child who had a

“The issue is clearly and rightfully so a very important one to the indigenous population and a referendum would go a very long way in creating goodwill.”

Leave it alone

“What was wrong with the constitution that was made for the people, by the people?”

Terribly disappointed

“The Brits only called the public meetings so that we could not say they didn’t. “From past experience, ie, budget approval, they have no interest in local input.  “They will do as they please and all of us ‘bloody colonials’ will do as we are told! “If the small Belonger population would acquiesce to a truly expanded voter base, we could declare independence in a few years and be done with the FCO.  “However, 7,000 voters does not a country make! Barely a village! “As one who looked forward to true change and action under direct rule, I am terribly disappointed and see no future here with the British bureaucrats in charge!”  

dress on and spoke French? What if a man got raped by another man? Or if a boy was raped? Any of them would be too ashamed to say anything. Grace did, and so have others. We have to protect them whether they are five years old, 19 or 40. We are all children and humans and should be treated with respect. It is not a woman’s fault. It is not Grace’s fault. Victims don’t say, ‘Hello, nice to meet you, I’d like to be your victim today’. Everyone needs to stand up for victims, and stand against criminals and wrongdoing. If you see something happening, point and scream. Show that we care for each other. Stop this now. It has spread like a disease. Women, teach your children and young men respect for women and life. Men, take note; you can be a hero. Grace, fight back with all your might. Great women of history have been where you are now. When the women give you looks, and people talk behind your back, you know you’re on the right path. They’re scared that their way of life will change. Everyone’s afraid of change. We’re in 2011. It’s time we act above our terrible histories, move forward, and make a change for ourselves and our children. Women are fighting back all over the world. It has made a difference. The world is showing how they feel about injustice. The time is now. I’ll forward this story to people I know and maybe it’ll get to the right person who can help in some way. God bless you Grace – and others. You are not alone. We will not be silenced. Kris

Budget reveals tax increases and spending cuts Make it fair

One very simple source of income is to extend the 11 per cent food and beverage tax to all eating establishments on Provo and not just those in the Grace Bay area. For too long many restaurants and bars in Blue Hills and other areas have escaped the tax,

Public vote vital

“Not only am I in full support of a referendum for the people of the Turks and Caicos to decide what constitution we will have, I feel that it is our right to hold one and we should, whether or not the British approve. “Next public holiday we should go to the polls to have a scientific analysis of exactly what the country wants, under the watch of international observers.  “I feel that this is necessary to carry out this action, in the event that once again our expressed wishes are not put forth by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.”  

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yet are regularly frequented by tourists as well as by residents. To level the playing field, it is time to extend the tax to every bar and restaurant in Provo. A resident working at a bank branch in Grace Bay pays the tax when eating lunch at a nearby restaurant; why should a fellow employee working downtown escape the tax because their nearby restaurant is exempt? If the Government wants to spread the ‘pain’ around fairly, then every establishment should be collecting the tax. The mechanism and rules are already in place. Just make it happen. Mark Pankhurst

Carbon tax row - PPC warns levy will see further hike Go solar

It is mendacious in the extreme for PPC to state that no country in the world has imposed a carbon tax. Many, many countries in Europe, and several states in both Canada and the USA have imposed carbon taxes. Also New Zealand, Australia, South Korea. And furthermore, all power companies (or those that derive their vast profits from burning fossil fuels) always use the same specious arguments as we are getting from PPC. We want grid connect. Come on Mr Parnell – speak up for the people! There is not a shred of negativity in solar and wind generated power. Our country is supremely situated to supply our energy needs. Nicky Turner

Out of control

PPC is out of control. You can probably buy electricity cheaper in the middle of the Sahara Desert than what PPC charges. The TC Weekly News should do some investigative journalism to see where PPC energy charges of 45 cents per kwh rank worldwide. With all the sunshine we have, why isn’t solar energy more widely deployed? MT Lott


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UK “concerned” about small voting franchise By Gemma Handy LONDON has been concerned for some time about TCI’s “small” voting franchise, constitution advisors revealed this week. Ian Hendry, the expert leading the team of visiting British personnel, also said that, if left up to him, the draft proposals for reform would have been more “extreme”. He told media on Monday that “it does not seem right” that less than one in four TCI inhabitants is allowed to cast an election ballot. Mr Hendry’s comparison to the UK – where any Commonwealth citizen is entitled to vote – may not go down well with indigenous Islanders. Discussions over who may vote and run for office in general elections has been one of the biggest sources of angst throughout the reform process. In a nation where native people – who make up just one third of the population – have already been described as “marginalised and disenfranchised”, the desire to maintain political power is profound. The FCO’s constitution advisor told a press briefing: “I know for a

Reform advisor Kate Sullivan watered down her stance on voting eligibility following public uproar.

fact that there have been concerns in the UK’s House of Commons about the relatively small franchise in several overseas territories, where it is generally limited to Belongers over the age of 18, with a residence requirement thrown in. “The population of those entitled to vote in the TCI – 7,000 out of 30,000 people – is the smallest.

“Even on an objective basis, it does not seem right that it should be so small.” He continued: “The UK franchise is very broad; any Commonwealth citizen who lives in the UK is allowed to vote.” Mr Hendry described the TCI system as “very strict”. “I have to admit I would be more

extreme but Kate Sullivan is very reasonable. “She says it should remain limited to Belongers but with an important qualification that Belongers who are not resident in the TCI but are overseas, such as members of the forces or students, should be given the chance to vote.” He said British Ministers felt it was “long overdue” that a clear pathway to Belongership was established for people who had resided in the TCI for a “considerably long time”. The former arbitrary system for bestowing Belongership had, in turn, caused anxiety among many non-native Islanders unable to attain the status despite the longevity of their residence and value of investment. Mr Hendry added: “People who invest money or professional skills here should, in any reasonable society, have the right to vote how they are going to be governed. It’s as simple as that.” Mr Hendry has helped draft constitutions for other British territories across the globe. He also helped negotiate the TCI’s 1988 and 2006 constitutions.

Recommendations for voting eligibility saw something of a u-turn in reform advisor Ms Sullivan’s revised suggestions, released in November. She abandoned provisions which may have seen some PRC-holders entitled to vote. But she maintained her stance that the Government should establish a clear path to Belongership, which in turn entitles people to vote. She had initially recommended that if no such process was in place by the time the new constitution came into effect, provision should be made to allow those who had held a PRC for 10 years or more to cast a ballot. Under the 2006 constitution, one became a Belonger by birth, marriage or discretionary grant. The draft constitution would replace the discretionary aspect with certain prescribed conditions. They include the applicant being a British overseas territory citizen (BOTC), who has held a PRC for at least five years or been legally resident in the TCI for at least 10 years. Also, that they are neither under sentence or bankrupt.

Apologetic armed robbers steal $2,000 By Rebecca Bird

TWO masked men stole more than $2,000 in cash, along with bags and phones from staff and customers at a phone shop on Wednesday. And they apologised profusely as they did it, blaming lack of jobs and families to feed for their crime. It was about 9.30am when Guyanese restaurant owner Doreen Rampersand asked her employee to fetch phone credit from the shop next door. Ms Rampersand of Caribbean Delight on Airport Road was heading to the bank with the month’s takings and wanted to make sure she had her phone topped up before she left. But after 25 minutes she began to get worried. Her employee was over seven months pregnant and she became concerned for her health.

“She had never stayed so long before, so I was worried she’d got sick,” Ms Rampersand told the Weekly News. “I took my bag up, and my phone and keys and rushed over to see what had happened.” As she approached the shop a masked man grabbed her and pointed a red and yellow flare gun at her head telling her to get inside. “I didn’t hesitate,” she said, “I gave him my bag and he led me in and pushed me to the wall where my employee and a girl from the shop were standing.” Ms Rampersand had $2,000 in her bag from the month’s takings which she had planned to use to pay bills. “The taller of the two men searched me all over and kept saying ‘sorry’,” she said.

Staff and customers at this Airport Road phone shop were robbed on Wednesday morning

“He said he couldn’t get a job and had four children to feed and didn’t have any money.” He went for her necklace but she asked him to leave it because it had sentimental value and he did. After taking Ms Rampersand’s bag, she told the robber that he had enough money now, and could they leave. But he said that they would not leave until they found the keys to the shop.

When they finally found the keys they left the shop and locked the three ladies inside. They called the police who arrived at the scene soon afterwards. Ms Rampersand described the men as about 5’ 7” and 5’ 5” of slim build. They were in their late 20s and their accents were local. Both men were wearing black clothes and had black stockings over their faces. She described them as “very

cool and quiet” and said they “kept apologising”. “I wasn’t afraid at the time because they weren’t violent,” Ms Rampersand added, “but afterwards I went into shock. I’m going to be nervous all the time now.” Police are investigating the incident and at time of press no arrests had been made. Anyone with information can call Providenciales Police Station on 946-4259.


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Whale rescue in Long Cay By Rebecca Bird A THIRTY-five foot humpback whale was saved from almost certain death after it became trapped in a shallow pool of water near Grand Turk. The female marine mammal remained immobile for weeks after it swam through a gap in the reef just metres off Long Cay. But thanks to the efforts of a team of animal lovers the whale made its escape and was reunited with two waiting members of its pod. Everette Freites, owner of whale watching specialists Oasis Divers, coordinated the rescue efforts. He told the Weekly News that he was first alerted to the problem when a local fisherman revealed a whale had swum over the reef in hide tide and become trapped in 30 foot of water. “He said that the whale had been there for two or three weeks and when I went to look over the next few days he was still there. “There was a big opening but there was a big reef in front of the opening and when she approached it she turned back.” Mr Freites contacted the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources for assistance and they in turn spoke to members of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation

Society (WDCS). Under their guidance he took two 14 foot fishing boats out to the pool where a rescue team spent many hours attempting to coax the whale out into the open water. “We made lots of noise and scared her into the corner,” he said, “then finally she came over the reef and went out.” The whale was joined by an adult male and a one-year-old male who had been waiting outside the reef for her escape. “She was jumping and breaching, and put on a real show,” Mr Freites said. A spokesperson for the DECR said: “The DECR would like to thank Sue Rocca of WDCS, Oasis Divers and the local fishing community for their assistance in freeing this trapped whale which would have died had it remained in the area much longer. “The department encourages members of the public to continue to report any incidents or situations relating to the welfare and preservation of both the marine and coastal environment.” The humpback whale has a distinctive body shape, with unusually long pectoral fins and a knobbly head. It is an acrobatic animal, often breaching and slapping the water.

Stock photo: humpback whale

Males produce a complex song, which lasts for 10 to 20 minutes and is repeated for hours at a time. Found in oceans and seas around the world, humpback whales typically migrate up to 25,000

kilometres (16,000 miles) each year. Humpback whales are known to migrate through the Turks Islands Passage passing Salt Cay and Grand Turk every year after giving

birth. They can often be seen between the months of February and April before making their way back to the polar waters to feed during summer.

Soccer fans go the extra 10,000 miles SPORTS fans are renowned for going that extra mile in support of their teams. But just spare a thought for two TCI-based English soccer supporters. Neil Coles and Paul Jobling are followers of Luton Town, who play four levels below the likes of Premiership giants Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea. This weekend their team, nicknamed the Hatters, will contest a promotion play-off final against AFC Wimbledon in Manchester, and the dedicated duo will undertake a round trip of almost 10,000 miles to be there. Their pilgrimage begins on Thursday with a flight from Provo to Miami. From there it’s a 10-hour jaunt to Heathrow, followed by another plane ride to Manchester.

If that wasn’t gruelling enough, within hours of the final whistle, the pair will be setting off on the return journey to the Caribbean. And the price of their amazing loyalty? A cool $2,000 in air fares alone! Neil, a lawyer, who left Luton for the Caribbean sunshine in 1994, said: “I have to be there – simple as that. There’s no choice and no discussion about it. I try to get to five or six games a year but this is possibly the most important in our history.” He added: “Am I mad? Maybe, but what can you do? My dad, who’ll I’ll be watching the game with, is a fan and my children Jasmin, six, and Lucas, four, both became Junior Hatters Club members the day they were born. It’s a way a life and you just get on with it.”

(from left) Neil Coles, Jasmin Coles, Lucas Coles and Paul Jobling

Luton-born Paul, an accountant at Seven Stars in Grace Bay, has been living abroad for more than 20 years, 18 of them in the USA. “It’s an amazing coincidence that two complete Luton nuts such as Neil and I live in Provo. The moment we reached the final there was never a doubt we’d be going and we’re

really looking forward to the trip. “With the advent of the internet I have been able to listen to virtually every game and read everything that is written about the club but it’s not the same as being there. I know it’s crazy but following your team is in your blood.” A Luton victory will obviously

make the mammoth journey worthwhile and will rank up there with one of Neil’s greatest footballing achievements. He was one of the founders of TCIFA in 1998 and managed the country to its first ever World Cup qualifying round success over St Lucia, 10 years later.


May 21 - 27, 2011

TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS

& CrimeCourt

WITH Samantha Dash

Drugs suspects charged TWO people arrested at Providenciales International Airport after they were allegedly caught with illegal drugs have been charged. Sirano Hunt, aged 21, and 26-year-old Fredicia Harvey, both TC Islanders, will appear in Providenciales Magistrates Court on May 25 to face the allegations. The pair were charged with

possession of a control drug namely cocaine, supplying a controlled drug and attempted fraudulent evasion. This is in connection with the seizure of three kilos of suspected cocaine that was found in a cooler at the airport on Tuesday May 17. The street value of the drug is $60,000.

Five Cays man tried for unlawful carnal knowledge

THE CASE of unlawful carnal knowledge against a Five Cays man began this week in Providenciales Supreme Court before Justice Richard Williams and a jury panel of six women and one man. Desmond Arthur, aka ‘Pie’, allegedly took an under-aged girl whom he knew well to a remote area in Kewtown and had oral and penetrative sex with her. The girl took the witness stand and testified how Arthur drove her to a bushy area in Kewtown, and performed oral and penetrative sex on her. When he was finished he discarded the used condom in the nearby brush and drove her away from the scene. He then got out of the vehicle and made the girl drive home with a warning not to tell her mom of what had transpired. However, the girl, who was barely 15 years old at the time, told her mother the entire sordid story. The girl’s mother testified that she

was going to Kewtown to purchase hair products and was taking her daughter along when Arthur volunteered, ‘Let me go with her’. Her daughter returned some time later and recounted the details of what happened. However, the woman changed her story several times when questioned about the birth date on her daughter’s birth certificate. The prosecutor Latisha Williams, closed the Crown’s case and Kwame Smith, defence attorney for Arthur made a no case submission. However, Justice Williams found that a prima facie case was made out against Arthur and that he had a case to answer. Arthur told the judge that he wished to tell his side of the story but after a short talk with his lawyer, the defendant changed his mind. He will however be calling two witnesses to testify on his behalf. The trial continues.

NIB non-payment cases THE OWNER of Precious Treasures and Chinson Pastries was slapped with a total of 27 counts of failure to pay NIB contributions as an employer, and 27 counts of failing to pay additional charges as an employer. It was said that for the period December 2009 to February 2011, Precious Treasures owed the NIB $23,912 and an additional

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$29,912.40. It was also alleged that during the same period, Chinson Pastries did not pay $8,612 in NIB contributions and $8,429.89 additional charges as an employer. This brought the total amount owed by the two business entities to a whopping $70,867.07. The matter was heard by Magistrate Clifton Warner and was adjourned until July 21.

Prisoners told ‘just think’ HER MAJESTY’S Prison in the nation’s capital has employed yet another programme to help prison officers with rehabilitation of inmates prior to their release back into society. The programme entitled ‘Just Think’ was developed by rehabilitation tutors from the UK and is aimed at showing prisoners how poor thinking skills can lead to poor decision making and consequences. It then developed the theme to show prisoners how to develop good thinking skills. Four of TCI’s prison officers received the training along with their counterparts from the British Virgin Islands and Anguilla to stimulate and change inmates’ thinking skills. Officials at the correctional facility believe that improving offenders’ thought processes and thinking skills is critical to successful rehabilitation. Prison Superintendent Ian Sargent, in addressing a presentation ceremony, noted that: “This course has covered the thinking and behaviour aspect of offender rehabilitation. The trained staff will deliver thinking skills training to prisoners.” Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Public Safety, Denise Saunders, awarded the officers with certificates of competence in delivering ‘Just Think’ to prisoners. “The completion of this programme and the accreditation of the students that attended will have a significant impact on the TCI Government’s rehabilitation agenda as it will offer support to sentence management within the prison and allow us to demonstrate effective

interventions for those in our care,” stated Ms Saunders. According to Mr Sargent, the staff will also benefit from the training since they will be empowered “to learn and develop professional and relative skills within a custodial setting”. ‘Just think’, a cognitive based therapy, will be introduced into the prison regime at HMP, and will directly support the sentence planning process. The course began on May 3 with an awareness session to key stakeholders. This demonstrated to the Ministry of Home Affairs and Public Safety, Governor’s Office, Parole Board

and Visiting Committees the, key fundamentals of the programme. It ended on May 13. Lead UK rehabilitation tutor, Stephen Bunce, congratulated the prison officers on making the experience so rewarding, and said he was impressed with the skills they had developed over the eight-day period. Course tutors were Mr Bunce, HMPS Intervention Manager and Mr Simon Drysdale, HMPS National Behavioural Instructor/ Compliance Assessor. The prison officers who participated from the TCI were Meshelle Jennings, Robert Lewis, Michael Panton and Lawanda Jennings.

High ranking police officer charged with theft A SERGEANT in the TCI police force was charged and arraigned before Magistrate Clifton Warner for stealing. Sgt Brian Statia allegedly stole $780 from Ralston Glinton on March 29 2010 in South Caicos. Sgt Statia pled not guilty to the allegation and was released on $5,000 bail. He is to return to court on June 1. The police force issued a statement saying that Sgt Statia had been employed with the with the police for the past 20 years. At the time of this allegation

POLICE REMINDERS WITH CALVIN CHASE DETECTIVE POLICE SERGEANT SOME of us like to keep our vehicles squeaky clean and free from debris. While this is commendable, the law does not uphold persons throwing objects from moving vehicles. Persons throw bottles, food boxes, plastic bags and all sorts of other paraphernalia out of their vehicle without any care. This is a ticketable offence and offenders can face a fine of $80 under the Road Traffic Ordinance. Let’s all work together to keep the TCI ‘beautiful by nature’. The proud participants posed for a group photo with their tutors

he was the officer in charge of the South Caicos office. As per the policy of the force, Sgt Statia was suspended pending the outcome of the court proceedings relating to this allegation. The Commissioner and other senior officers of the police force are saddened by the alleged actions of Sgt Statia; however, the integrity of the force is paramount and all allegations of misconduct will be thoroughly investigated and persons will be held accountable for their actions.


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TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS

May 21 - 27, 2011

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

Tax hikes are disturbing

Part two

Dear Editor, Let’s be clear, there is a considerable amount of taxes and fees under the existing tax regime that are not being collected, sometimes for years, and examples of tax money not being properly managed. There is a large amount of outstanding Crown land lease payments including the fact that only the first payment was made on some leases and others are a number of years behind in payments. There is no indication from the Government about what they are doing to collect these amounts. They threatened to publish the names of those in arrears – big deal! They even backed down from doing that! Does that sound like collection enforcement is happening? If even one Crown land lease is not paid up in full it encourages other leaseholders not to pay. That means the rest of us have to pay more taxes because the Government has not collected money due to them. What is the Government doing to either collect the arrears and or cancel the leases? How long is the Government going let this deplorable situation continue? Are we practicing a form of selective collections; those with influence do not have to pay? Over 35 per cent of the students on overseas scholarships have been paid more than they were entitled to; some more than $250,000 when their maximum allowable amount was $50,000 to $90,000. Several students continued to receive scholarship payments for six years when their agreements were for three to five years. This has been continuing over the period of time the interim Government has been in power! In other words, this is one example of continuing financial mismanagement! What is the Government doing to collect back the overpayments? The students involved surely knew they were being overpaid. More importantly, what specific processes has the Government implemented

to stop this and other examples of financial mismanagement from happening again? Which civil servants were fired or placed in a lower salary job for creating this amount of financial errors? Considering that the present Government has been in power for about one year and eight months and finances are the single greatest concern and priority, is this supposed to be an example of sound financial management? Making general statements that “we will invest in our revenue collection capacity” are meaningless ‘fluff’ statements if the civil service is still not capable of even tracking scholarship payments! In private industry this sort of gross negligence would be grounds for dismissal or at least demotion to a lower paying position; why should civil servants be treated any differently? How can the Government possibly instill a culture of professionalism and responsibility in the civil service if this sort of performance is allowed to happen with zero consequences for the parties involved? We have recently heard that the PNP headquarters building was erected without planning permission or payments to the Government. If anyone else was found guilty of this sort of behaviour, they would lose their land and building and probably pay a significant fine. It has already happened in the Five Cays Crown land fiasco! Media interviews with both the PNP leader and the Attorney General’s department indicate that they are working to find (quote) an “acceptable solution” (unquote)! What does that mean? Is the rule of law being applied equally to all, including the PNP? The way this is finally settled will affect our whole society; it is not just a building situation. Presently this has every appearance of being something that will be allowed and swept under the rug. When the rule of law is not

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applied impartially to all it breeds a criminal culture throughout society. It creates a climate where the law is “discretionary” depending on who you are or who you can buy influence from. It says do not pay taxes if you are one of the ‘privileged’ few! Is this indicative of the Crown land lease payments issue? Is this another example of ‘discretionary’ law? Following such a path, as was done previously, makes the Turks & Caicos a third world, backward country and encourages financial mismanagement. It becomes a country where the wrong type of investor is attracted to our shores. Sound familiar? The Commission of Inquiry made the point that those with influence were acting without due regard for the law; as if it did not apply to them. Have the Government and the present Attorney General’s department not learned from what Sir Robin Auld uncovered in his inquiry? The situation with the PNP building, as reported by the media, gives a strong indication that the Turks & Caicos is returning to discretionary application of the rule of law; if you have influence you can get away with anything! The PNP building situation must be made public and the Government must demonstrate to the public that the Turks & Caicos is committed to upholding the law in an unbiased, impartial manner! That includes paying all outstanding taxes and fees plus loss of the building. This cannot be dismissed as an oversight to be corrected by some partial payment to sweep it under the rug. The present Government must not only correct the Crown land and tax issues, it must transparently demonstrate that it has put in place improved financial management processes to ensure everyone pays their taxes and fees or faces severe penalties. Fred Skovberg

Hospital scores 10 out of 10 Dear Editor, I have a clumsy husband! When he’s not being clumsy he’s accident-prone and when he’s standing still he’s still rather prone to sickness. It’s lucky I love him, because as they say in England; if he was a horse we’d have put him down by now! Steve (bumbling but loved husband!) and I have had the pleasure of travelling extensively, as well as living overseas throughout the past 10 years, and so not surprisingly we have experienced a number of different hospitals along the way! Steve fought lymphocemia in Manila, Philippines, recovered from a motorbike accident in London, England, was treated for a tropical disease in Zanzibar, Africa, struggled with a parasite infection in Brisbane, Australia, and dislocated an ankle in Wellington, New Zealand. Whilst Steve faced the recovery process I was responsible for locating the hospital and taking care of the insurance or payment, as well as the logistics of treatment. Many overseas hospitals don’t include basic requirements such as toilet roll and bed sheets never mind three square meals a day – and if they do, you might be wise to make your own arrangements anyway! Certainly some of the culinary delights Steve was presented with in non-private hospitals in England were less than desirable! Fast forward a few years and I found myself pregnant in the Turks and Caicos Islands. I have to be honest that I was a little nervous and apprehensive about the sort of care I would receive here and considered flying back to the UK. However I decided to stay and rejected the costly private care of some of the local, excellent practitioners. Instead I opted to use the hospital for my regular check ups throughout the nine months. I also ignored the fashionable trend to fly off the island six weeks before delivery and elected Cheshire

Hall Medical Centre as my final delivery location. In fact I also had a short admittance via the accident and emergency ward when baby and mummy had a little turn for the worse nine weeks before our due date. I wish to share my experience with the readers of this newspaper because I believe I received such wonderful care and treatment that the hospital, as well as its staff, should be publicly championed for what they achieve every single day. I am acutely aware mind you that if I list all of the things that warrant recognition this letter will turn into an overly long, drawn out essay, so instead I will summarise by saying that the doctors, nurses and indeed all of the support staff were outstanding, courteous, knowledgeable, kind and unflappable. The accommodations were comfortable, clean and well kept. The food I was given whilst overnighting was tasty, healthy and freshly prepared – a novel approach to hospital catering! Oh and yes everything I needed (and beyond) such as toilet roll and bed sheets was provided! And let’s not forget that I received all of this treatment as a result of the NHIP system. There were no extortionate bills to account for, or arduous medical insurance forms to complete – I simply flashed my NHIP card and was looked after immediately. I wouldn’t hesitate to do it all again. Special thanks to my first class delivery team Dr Anara, Dr Perry, midwives Joan and Onia, as well as the advice and support of paediatric Dr Helen, the assistance of Mel and Monique in the out-patients clinic and to the female sonographer who came into work during her vacation when I needed an urgent scan (apologies for not knowing all names!). Nicola Flowers Grace Bay, Providenciales

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.


May 21 - 27, 2011

TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS

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Letters

I am a victim Telecoms tongue-lashing of political exploitation Dear Editor, On May 5 2011, I departed Providenciales on AA flight 1594 via Miami en route to Norfolk, VA, for the purposes of visiting my oldest son Fabian Hanchell listed in the Navy of the United States of America before his six-month deployment to defend his great country, USA. Upon my arrival two uniformed male United States Border Control Officers were checking each passenger’s passport upon disembarkation. When I presented my documentation I was asked to accompany the officers. During my walk to be processed at Immigration I noticed two nonuniformed officers, a male and female, all wearing identification badges joining us. Immediately after I was processed through Immigration accompanied by four officers, we walked downstairs where I was processed at Customs. There I asked what this was all about; after travelling to the United States for more than half of my life, this process is unusual. I was told by the officers that that they were advised from Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, that I am a suspect of bringing $10,000 or more concealed in my carry-on luggage and was asked if I ever brought that amount of cash or currency otherwise into the United States. My reply was no. I was asked to take everything out of my pockets which was approximately $1,500 in cash, a telephone, a pen and a credit card holder. An officer began to search my bag and halfway through the search he advised me that I could put the cash in my pockets and leave the remaining items and proceed with the other officers to a room inside the general Customs area for a few questions.   I replied to the officers that I reserve my right to be present while my bag is being searched of which they continued the search in my presence and then closed the bag. I was asked if my telephone is unlocked, I said yes, then they kept my telephone, credit card holder and travel itinerary and proceeded to a room within the general Customs area. I was asked the same questions as mentioned above, shortly thereafter was told to remain in the room while they process this information. They later returned to the room to inform me that they made a few phone calls and were waiting to hear from their sources.

Shortly thereafter they returned for a second time and said that I checked out and that I was free to go and good luck to my son in the US Navy. My reply to them was to tell the British to get off my back! The officer said they cannot reveal their source but smiled at me. Here I took the opportunity to tell the officers that it is public knowledge that I am a former member of the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands, where there was a public commission of inquiry into allegations of corruption commissioned by one white retired British judge who further recommended a criminal investigation which is currently ongoing.     I was told that whenever I travel into the USA again I may be subjected to the same checks to which I offered my telephone number and asked for the officer’s number in return so that I can inform them myself of my travels to the USA because I have nothing to hide. The officer told me not to worry because they will know when I am travelling. The entire ordeal took no more than one hour and never at any time was I arrested. I flew to Virginia Beach, VA, as scheduled and I’m having a wonderful time with my oldest son. I write for the sake of completeness because we live in a culture of rumours and to mainly expose the British occupation for their harassment in the Turks and Caicos Islands towards Turks and Caicos Islanders and their continuous attempt to embarrass us all. I would like to take this opportunity to inform all of our citizens that our country is being recolonised by the British, who continue to use former elected politicians as their conduit. I for one will not be used and will expose them every opportunity I have. This is not the first time the British have tried to intimidate me. They have intervened the banking credit processes and prejudice the Physical Planning Board process as it relates to me. However I remain confident and not afraid. I am a victim of political exploitation by Britain in a modern day coup d’état, recolonising and marginalising of the Turks and Caicos Islands and its people for their now obvious occupation and control of our country. McAllister E. Hanchell

Dear Editor, With regard to LIME’s announcement that it will be the first to launch 4G across the Caribbean, I would like to take this opportunity to clear up a few important points. The motivation for this is to inform consumers and businesses of the facts – and help them cut through some of the grossly misleading marketing messages LIME has put out. LIME said it is “first” to launch 4G in the region – not the case. Much like it said it was the first to launch Mobile TV – again not the case since Digicel launched it four years ago in Jamaica. The truth is LIME will use what is referred to as HSPA+ technology for the services it is calling 4G but it is not the first to deploy this technology. Digicel launched HSPA+ technology in Bermuda and the French West Indies last year (under the banner 3G+). The reason we called it 3G+ is that, at the time,

HSPA+ was not considered a 4G technology. However HSPA+ has since been reclassified by the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) to be counted as 4G. HSPA+ technology delivers speeds up to five times faster than traditional 3G technologies currently used by LIME in Jamaica. So, it is true to say that Digicel already delivers 4G technology – using HSPA+ technology and WiMAX both classified as 4G technologies by the ITU – in the Caribbean (and specifically in the Cayman Islands and Jamaica) and indeed was the “first” to do so. Digicel is also gearing up to launch HSPA+ technology across the Dutch Caribbean in a matter of weeks, intends to roll out HSPA+ in Jamaica (once the Claro acquisition is approved) and will steadily bring this to other markets in the near future. LIME’s announcement actually raises more questions than it

answers as to its commitment to the customers of the Caribbean. Here is a company that is making a big deal out of upgrading its out of date 2G networks to EDGE. Meanwhile, Digicel has been delivering EDGE services across all of its 32 markets across the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific since 2008. Digicel prides itself on delivering the best value, best service and best network to customers across the globe. That is why we continue to be the first to deliver the best and most innovative technologies to customers having already invested over $85m in rolling out HSPA+ and WiMAX services across the region and why we continue to ensure that we are on the side of the customer at all times and in everything we do. There is a difference between talking the talk and walking the walk. E. Jay Saunders Digicel CEO

COMMENTARY

Hoodwinked! THE PROCESS of constitutional reform consultations has once again been completed. The third round. Additionally the All Party report and celebrated National Conversation report have been laid on the desks of the London reformers. They know by now what the people want. But will we get it? Doubtful. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office is bent on revising a document which London changed and which London suspended after only three years. This reform is about the pretence that we need more oversight by the same London FCO  that failed at oversight from mid 2003 until August 2009 and beyond. The FCO that ignored Governor Tauwhare’s call for an inquiry and which ignored the same evidence Sir Stanley found hours later. The FCO that signed into being the Interhealth 800-page contract they now say is a budget breaker. The  FCO that failed to fund SIPT until 13 months after Sir Auld proved it was needed, after the evidence had grown cold. The  FCO whose budget adds millions to our debt  and incorporates killing taxes. The same FCO that  failed to audit the outlandish hospital

By David Tapfer construction contract awarded without a bid to the company that built and financed the Premier’s private mansion. The FCO that has failed to refinance the oversized $125m high interest hospital loan. The same FCO that has failed to audit the NIB which spends $5m a year of the people’s money to pass out $7m in benefits and which put $22.5m into the most risky investment ever seen in the country, TCI Bank. Where is the FCO investigation into the bank’s bankruptcy? The constitution divides power between London and the TCI elected officials. We did not fail, we were hoodwinked. It is now crystal clear that the PNP leaders conspired to enrich themselves and manipulate the people and the FCO while buying out the election process.

No constitutional changes can prevent conspiracies, only a justice system, an enlightened public and an informed opposition. The justice system failed because it consisted of an AG appointed by the FCO. With the then broadcast media and two out the three newspapers controlled by the conspirators the public was uninformed. The FCO ignored this simple fact. The Opposition’s cries were ignored by the FCO. Only after the Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) put the FCO on the hot seat did the inquiry go forward. Now the FCO has milestones or stumbling blocks in place. Direct rule by the FCO will continue until we see the balanced budget looming and prosecutions moving forward. Both of these stones have  already been sabotaged by the FCO and the left over PNP middle management left in place by the FCO. Make no mistake, the constitutional reform process is  a distraction, a cover up for what continues – government by London bureaucrats, not government for the people and by the people.


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May 21 - 27, 2011

NATIONAL

Miss TCI contestants revealed THE SECRET’S out. We can now reveal the hotly anticipated stunning young Islanders who will vie for the coveted Miss TCI crown this summer.

The pageant will make a welcome return at July’s Provo Day festivities. The popular grassroots festival will comprise a host of activities including

music performances, a motorcade, junkanoo, regatta, float parade and carnival. Tickets are still available for this Saturday’s special fundraiser. The

red carpet, all white affair will be staged at the Gansevoort resort in Grace Bay from 7pm. Guests will have the chance to meet the Miss TCI contestants and

try their luck at winning “delicate collectables” during a silent auction. Tickets are available on 231 2423 or 333 8815.

About the competitors

Breanna Johnson Snwazna Adams

My name is Snwazna Adams and I am 24 years old. I grew up in the beautiful island of Providenciales. My heritage mainly stems from the beautiful shores of the nation’s capital Grand Turk and the lush exotically green North Caicos. I have my Bachelor’s degree in biology and secondary education, and a Master’s of Science degree. I am currently pursuing my Doctorate degree in leadership education, specialising in curriculum and instruction online. My passion in life is to educate young people, help dogs who need shelter and food, and most importantly to be an ambassador of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

My name is Breanna Johnson, a graduate of Maranatha High School class of 2009. I hail from the beautiful island of Grand Turk, the capital island of the Turks and Caicos Islands, its historical heartbeat, and home to a state-of-the-art luxury cruise ship centre. It is here that Christopher Columbus first made landfall on his initial voyage to the New World in 1492. I was born on September 4 1992 to my lovely mother, Simone Gilkes. I enjoy riding bikes, travelling, swimming, and socialising. I am a really fun and pleasant person and I love meeting new people. I also enjoy fashion and I have a passion for graphics (computers); I love modelling as well. I am glad I was encouraged to enter the Miss Turks and Caicos Universe pageant because it is a very big opportunity and it can open doors for me.

Tymant Dean

My name is Tymant Dean and I am 22 years old. I hail from the island of Providenciales. My goal in life is that I would like to be established in setting a foundation to keep me and my family financially, spiritually, physically and emotionally stable. I would like to have completed my Bachelor’s degree and all of my certification towards this venture. My hobbies include reading, meeting people, travelling, doing research, hair dressing, make up and fashion.

Easher Parker

A native gem to the beautiful and turquoise island of Providenciales, my name is Easher Parker. At 19 years old I grew up as an artist with a passion for the visual arts but I later embraced the dream of becoming a beauty queen. I am a loving person at heart as well as a comedian, fashionista, a friend to some of the most wonderful people I know, an only daughter out of four boys and a girl who strongly believes in God. My interests include world history, culture, writing, the media arts, fashion photography, the world of beauty and the drive of simply trying new things in life - as it is short after all. Soca, rake and scrape, reggae, pop and a little European house music are genres that get me moving. I am a fan of comedy and historically based or inspired movies and lately I find that my favourite foods include steamed fish or soup! My qualities of determination, courage, and intelligence are not only blessings but a strong foundation to build upon as the next ambassador for the ‘beautiful by nature’ Turks and Caicos.

Francisca Gorconvil

My name is Francisca Gorconvil; I was born in Grand Turk on April 8 1992. I graduated from the Helena James Robinson High School in the year 2009 and studied hospitality at the Community College in Providenciales for two years. I am a very nice, fun and outgoing person who loves to meet new people and make new friends. My interests are cooking, dancing, singing, participating in youth activities and exploring. I aspire some day to be a hotel manager. Since I was a young girl, I always dreamt of entering a pageant and now I have captured the opportunity to represent the Turks and Caicos and make a difference in my life and the lives of future youths.

Patrina Missick

The Weekly News did not receive information about Patrina Missick up to press time.


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TCI’s stunning landscape is best viewed from above

Providenciales resident Ben Gearing of TCI Helicopters says helicopter riding is the best way to see TCI’s natural beauty

The views from the Bell 206 helicopter are clear and panoramic

Touching heaven By Rebecca Bird TCI’s natural beauty is obvious. Every day the sparkling turquoise waters, thick green vegetation and vibrant wildlife can force a smile from even the hardest soul. But what if there was an opportunity to explore the islands from a completely different view point? Not from the ground or in a plane speeding over the unique landscape, but drifting just a few hundred feet above the ground. That is exactly what Ben Gearing of TCI Helicopters is offering. And it’s an experience not to be missed. Providenciales resident Ben, 36, was fascinated by aviation at an early age. When he was 13 he flew model aircraft and at 16 he did work experience at a UK helicopter maintenance company. From there he studied for four years to become an aircraft maintenance engineer in Bristol, England, and in 1996 he began flying lessons. After graduating in 2000 with engineering and flying qualifications he continued to fly in the UK for two years slowly building his experience, both as an aircraft engineer, and private pilot. “I consider myself to be very fortunate to have had access to a very accomplished instructor from the Royal Air Force,” he told the Weekly News. “From the first few hours I was taught the basics right through to advanced aerobatics from Air-Vice Marshall B L Robinson RAF Ret’d. “Not only an instructor but a good mentor, I was encouraged to take my flying to a different level. “So I saved all the money I could find, took out a loan, quit my job, and headed off to the USA.” Twelve weeks later Ben had his commercial, multi-engine and

– Helicopter tour provides breathtaking views of the TCI

“Sometimes, flying feels too godlike to be attained by man. Sometimes, the world from above seems too beautiful, too wonderful, too distant for human eyes to see.” - Charles A Lindbergh, The Spirit of St Louis, 1953.

instrument ratings. Since he was a relatively low time pilot he decided to learn how to become a flight instructor. And after a few more weeks of intense training he achieved his goal. “Flight instructing forces you to learn about the art of flying to a higher level,” he explained. “You have to be able to break down each part of an aircraft, and its operation, to a teachable level for students to absorb. “My engineering schooling and experience has enabled me to teach much more effectively, and it also allowed me to start flying helicopters.” Ben said he was “deeply flattered” when the owner of the flight school he trained and taught at awarded him a full helicopter sponsorship. Within six weeks he achieved his commercial helicopter certificate to the credit of a dedicated instructor and a flight school sponsorship. For the past eight years he has flown in the Turks and Caicos Islands, for the most part gaining his experience flying for Global Airways. After a few years of charter flying, and almost 9,000 flights he decided to make a change and try the private flying scene. With about 5,000 hours of flying experience, and more than 30 different aircraft under his belt he thought he still had room for more and was delighted to be offered an opportunity to fly for Canadian-run TCI Helicopters. Three weeks of intense emergency training followed by three flight tests later he converted his existing

helicopter licence to a Canadian licence. “For those of you that don’t know, helicopters fly using the same physics as aeroplanes do,” Ben explained. “The fundamental difference is the wings of a helicopter rotate in circles rather than accelerated down a runway. “The rotating wings allow a helicopter to create lift in exactly the same way a Boeing 747 does. “Only that the helicopter is stationary and the ‘wings’ are moving. To me this is appealing because helicopter are able to hover, move straight up and down and even backwards! From a safety stand point a helicopter is extremely safe, Ben added.

“Contrary to what most people think a helicopter is quite capable of gliding. “In fact, with all my experience as a pilot and having flown all sorts of aircraft from wooden fabric World War II planes to modern fast jets I would prefer to be in a helicopter should an engine fail. “The reason is because I can bring the helicopter to a complete stop just prior to making a normal landing, even without the engine!” TCI Helicopters offers a range of “truly amazing” tours around the Turks and Caicos Islands. The views from the Bell 206 helicopter, which seats up to four passengers, are clear and panoramic. During the 20 minute tour passengers will explore Chalk

“The helicopter is probably the most versatile instrument ever invented by man. It approaches closer than any other to fulfilment of mankind’s ancient dreams of the flying horse and the magic carpet.” - Igor Ivanovitch Sikorsky, comment on 20th anniversary of the helicopter’s first flight, September 13, 1959.

Sound, Long Bay Beach, the Conch Farm, Leeward Channel, Little Water Cay, and Grace Bay Beach. Adding another 10 minutes to the tour means that the stunning islands of Pine Cay and Parrot Cay are also on the agenda. Meanwhile the leisurely 45 minute flight takes passengers to North and Middle Caicos, and some tours also land in Middle Caicos for a lunch stop at the famous Daniel’s Café. “I’ve flown here for many years and until you take a trip in a helicopter you won’t see the natural beauty as it really is,” Ben said. “Given the growth of the islands and support we have received from the local Civil Aviation and Airports Authorities I’m confident that TCI Helicopters will continue to grow, and continue to support the community of the Turks and Caicos Islands.” Flights cost from $185 per person and TCI Helicopters also offers discounted rates for local residents. For more information visit www. tcihelicopters.tc


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Clifford Gardiner: A remarkable success story TALENTED pilot and successful local businessman Clifford Gardiner will be awarded for his outstanding achievements in New York this summer. The North Caicos resident will be jetting off to an annual ball in the Big Apple to receive a special recognition award from the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO). He will be the first TC Islander to take home the prestigious accolade from the Rhythm of the Caribbean event. Mr Gardiner told the Weekly News that he was “really pleased” and “very excited” to be selected for the award. He said it was an “honour” that he appreciated and said he felt lucky to be selected. Acting Director of Tourism Ralph Higgs added: “The Turks and Caicos Tourist Board is delighted to see a native son receive such an honour from the CTO and is very pleased that Mr Gardiner will be on hand to

receive that award in the presence of his son and other TCI delegates who will be in attendance. “All of the Turks and Caicos people should be very proud of this recognition of Mr Gardiner for his years of service to his country and his business savvy skills that make him a true patriot. “While he hails from Bottle Creek, North Caicos, his knowledge and relationships with persons throughout the Turks and Caicos is impeccable.” Born in North Caicos Clifford Gardiner was the first Turks and Caicos Islander to fly an air plane in solo flight. This took place in 1970 after he completed the first stage of his flight training with the Freeport Flying Club in the Bahamas. Equipped with an insatiable need to succeed Mr Gardiner moved to South Florida briefly in 1971 where he earned a private pilot licence that same year.

Mr Gardiner will be the first TC Islander to take home the prestigious accolade from the Rhythm of the Caribbean event.

He would shortly earn a commercial licence as well before returning home full time to help build his country. Mr Gardiner is Turks and Caicos Islands’ first local pilot. His aviation career spans 34 years and includes in excess of 32,000 flight hours.

A caring and sharing spirit has earned Mr Gardiner many awards and recognition from a number of communities and organisations in the Turks and Caicos Islands. He received a community service award from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1999 particularly recognising the numerous medivac flights conducted, many at night and in less than perfect conditions. Mr Gardiner also received the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ from the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board for his contribution to the aviation industry in the TCI and the Caribbean region. Clifford Gardiner is also the owner of the Pelican Beach Hotel in North Caicos, where one can find him and his wife Susan, preparing meals for their many visitors. He continues to share information about the islands to his guests and is an ambassador for these islands. Mr Gardiner will collect his award in New York on July 10.

Dancers return to TCI

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

Economics Column

Four per cent growth dream HMG know perfectly well that the fiscal plan, preventing default on the debt guarantee and allowing the return to self-determination with the country in safe hands, all depend on the ‘four per cent dream’ of annual growth for three years. This bold assumption is implicit in the model underpinning the fiscal plan. The Governor, Nemesis Bellingham and his dim platoon at the FCO all know it. The bright-eyed economists from DFID and the EU team know it, and so do our readers. So, just in case another myth becomes established, repeat after me and five times daily: there is hardly any chance that the TCI will sustain four per cent a year GDP growth for three years, and nobody believes it can. Failure and default are almost inevitable. Conditions are getting worse, not better. The top secret employment numbers are not for the likes of you and me to see, but every businessman I know thinks the population is still falling whilst Belonger unemployment is rising. There has been reference to underpinning the ‘four per cent dream’ by looking at World Bank and other forecasts for Latin America and the Caribbean region. Those forecasts make four per cent look easy. Sadly, those regional forecasts include massive agile tigers like Brazil. Once you drill down to the Caribbean, the numbers swiftly drop to two per cent or less. The tiny islands look even worse. This is mainly because the Caribbean cart is hitched to the US horse. As each quarter rolls by, the true underlying growth of the USA looks less and less robust. And even if the USA’s prospects improve, growth

He provided numerous medivac flights (in excess of 300) within the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Bahamas and Jamaica as he felt compelled to help those in need of specialised medical services. An entrepreneur at heart, Mr Gardiner launched one of the first locally owned and operated air charter services in 1980, Island Flyers. However, he had been providing such services from 1971 in an unregularised industry. Though he is now retired from providing commercial flight services he continues to be active in aviation and can often be found at the local airports mentoring young pilots, discussing aviation and life. Clifford currently serves as a director on the Turks and Caicos Airport Authority Board and continues to assist with the daily management of the Pelican Beach Hotel, one of the first indigenous hotels in the TCI, which he opened in 1985 along with wife Susan.

will come from exports and internal investment. The glory days of massive capital outflows from America are gone. Many decision makers have long followed Russell Napier at Credit Lyonnais in Hong Kong. He has a remarkable record as a global forecaster. His view, recently published and endorsed by many academics, is that the Fed has failed to expand the money supply. QE2 has changed the shape of the US balance sheet, but the much sought credit expansion is trapped. Since a fiscal expansion is impossible, and the US consumer is staying at home, either a deflation, or a collapse in bond values or a combination of the two will sharply increase the cost of capital. Duck, because that would be very bad news! Here of course, the Governor, dreaming of a Surrey garden, and scared to rock a sinking boat, does nothing to get growth going. Our political and opinion-forming elite, mainly fat cats living on the proceeds of the bubble and corrupt years, supported by the ranting loons we hear too much from, unite to work against the ordinary Belonger folk who grow more and more desperate as the economy stumbles from bad to worse. The fat cat message to investors and home owners is that when the ‘Brits go home’ we will go back to just as before, and ‘take back’ expat property and jobs. The poisonous combination of Nemesis Bellingham and his team with the local elite will destroy the ‘four per cent dream’, and with it the hopes of the ordinary Belongers and the expat majority.

TOP dancers from the USA are returning to the TCI this week to present another spectacular show – and are seeking talented young performers to take part. Students, teachers and choreographers from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV)’s dance department are set to jet over to the islands at the end of the month. Sponsored by the Friends of the Arts Foundation (TCFAF) and the Edward C Gartland Youth Centre, they plan to hold a week long series of dance and theatre workshops to scout out local talent. And at the end of their trip the visitors and local dancers will perform ‘Dancescapes, A Field of Stars’ at Brayton Hall. TCFAF vice president Lynne Pettman said: “The troupe is clearly excited to be returning to TCI to collaborate for the third time for an entire week. “We hope to have dance workshops for as many students as

possible at local schools and at the Edward C. Gartland Youth Centre, as well as evening workshops at Stargazer Villa.” Dancescapes is a kinetic journey of ballet, modern and jazz dance. The dynamic and innovative choreography is the creation of UNLV’s professional dance faculty and talented students. The group arrives in Providenciales on May 22 and will be holding workshops at various locations from May 23 to May 27. On May 23 there will be a meet and greet session at the Youth Centre at 3.30pm. The performances will then take place on Friday, May 27, and Saturday, May 28, at 7pm. Tickets are on sale at the Unicorn Bookstore and Saltmills Diner - floor seats are $20, balcony seats are $35 and youth tickets are $10. For a schedule of master classes and lecture/demonstrations check the TCFAF blog on http://tcfaf. wordpress.com.

Grace Bay Club flies flag for TCI

GRACE Bay Resorts, the award-winning, internationallyacclaimed operator behind Grace Bay Club and The Veranda, attended the recent Leading Hotels of the World showcases in Brazil and Argentina. The event, which took place from April 11 to April 15, gave

hoteliers the opportunity to meet with the best travel professionals from several regions in South America. Trade contacts from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Uruguay, Peru, Ecuador and Central America were also present to participate in this exclusive event.


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TCI’s emerging leaders join conference THREE of TCI’s top managers will be jetting off to Canada and Barbados next week to take part in the first duel country leaders’ conference. Sharlene Cartwright Robinson, member of the consultative forum, Lime manager Drexwell Seymour, and Gordon Burton, manager of Caribbean Management Services, have all been selected to attend the CaribbeanCanada Emerging Leaders Dialogue. They will join another 117 people from across the Caribbean and Canada to take part in the two week event. The conference will begin in Ottawa, Canada, where all participants will discuss the challenges facing leaders and engage in two days of presentations, discussions and networking.

They will then be divided into smaller study groups which will travel first to a Canadian province and then to a Caribbean country. There they will visit communities and workplaces from the public and private sectors, as well as civil society. Finally, the full dialogue will reconvene for four days in Barbados where each study group will prepare a presentation on what they have observed and learned for the plenary, the conference president and invited guests. President HRH Princess Royal, Princess Anne, is set to address the body during the closing ceremony in Barbados. The conference is part of the Duke of Edinburgh Leadership Conferences and is sponsored by the Bank of Nova Scotia.

The Alexandra steps ahead of the game ONE of the fastest growing sectors in the recreational property market is going to make a big splash on the shores of the TCI. A new ordinance that will permit selling fractional ownership in the Turks and Caicos Islands is likely to be passed this summer. However, The Alexandra Resort is already ahead of the game and is selling fractional ownership of one and two bedroom ocean view condominiums in six-week fractions. Also known as shared ownership and vacation ownership, the six week fractions at this luxury Grace Bay resort start from $89,900. Developer Washington Misick explained: “We

Lime’s Demeika Quant presents a laptop to Edith Humprey of the National Cancer Society

Lime donates computer to charity EFFORTS to educate the TCI public about cancer may go a little more smoothly, thanks to the generosity of telecoms company Lime.

This month the firm donated a laptop to the charity to assist them in their outreach work. Edith Humphrey accepted a laptop on behalf of the

Power cuts GRAND Turk residents are advised of power cuts on Saturday (May 21) due to maintenance work being carried out by TCU. Power will be disrupted in the early hours of Saturday morning in several areas across the capital island due to works on equipment at South Base. Most areas affected should have electricity restored by 9am. A company statement said: “TCU apologises for any inconvenience this may cause, and reminds customers that power may be restored ahead of the time specified.” Call 946 2424 for more information.

National Cancer Society. She said: “We want to thank Lime for this generous contribution to the organisation. “Every little bit helps and we will use this in the fight against cancer.” General manager for Lime Drexwell Seymour said: “Lime is serious about being present in supporting the National Cancer Society. “This is just a communications tool to be a part of the support that already exists in educating and hopefully saving persons from this disease.” Mr Seymour also revealed that Lime will give part proceeds from the sale of every Alcatel 808 phone to the National Cancer Society.

are accepting reservation agreements now, in anticipation that the ordinance will soon pass. “We expect demand for these affordably priced oceanfront units to be brisk, and we have a limited inventory of units available on a fractional ownership basis.” Mr Misick has been the only developer in Turks and Caicos to offer a timeshare resort product, so he understands the concept of vacation ownership, and the type of services and amenities needed for a project to be successful. “Our management team understands how to serve the fractional ownership market. Whether our owners use, rent, or exchange the time they own at The Alexandra, we have the skills and experience to look

after their individual needs.” Owners at The Alexandra may enjoy the benefits of membership with Interval International, the quality vacation exchange network. The Miami based exchanged company has resorts in over 75 countries worldwide. Fractional ownership benefits at The Alexandra

Resort include personal storage lockers, daily maid service, staging and concierge services, and participation in a professionally managed rental programme. Owners have access to all resort facilities, which include a large free form swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness room, spa, and the popular Mango Reef restaurant.


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Lifestyle...

May 21 - 27, 2011

fitness Tip 

Walk your way to health WALKING is a gentle, low-impact exercise that can ease you into a higher

Wheat germ cookies

GET a blast of healthy zinc with these delicious wheat germpacked treats. Ingredients: • 1 cup packed brown sugar • Half cup canola oil • 2 eggs, lightly beaten • Half cup unsweetened apple sauce • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour • 1.5 cups toasted wheat germ • 1 cup quick-cooking oats • 2 tsps baking powder • 1 tsp salt • 1 cup (6 ounces) miniature chocolate chips • Half cup chopped walnuts or pecans Method: • In a large bowl, beat brown sugar and oil until blended. Beat in egg, then apple sauce. Combine the flour, wheat germ, oats, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to brown sugar mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts. • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls two inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Flatten slightly with a glass bottom coated with cooking spray. • Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and cookies are set. Cool for one minute before removing to wire racks. Makes around four dozen cookies.

level of fitness and health. Walking is a form of exercise accessible to just about everybody. It’s safe, simple and doesn’t require practice. And the health benefits are many. Walking can help lower cholesterol and blood pressure, reduce the risk of diabetes, keep your weight down, improve your mood, and help you stay strong and fit. Research shows that regular, brisk walking can reduce the risk of a heart attack by the same amount as more vigorous exercise, such as jogging. Be sure to wear comfortable footwear. Choose shoes with proper arch support, a firm heel and thick flexible soles to cushion your feet and absorb shock. Before you buy a new pair, be sure to walk in them in the store. Spend about five minutes walking slowly to warm up your muscles. Increase your pace until you feel warm. After warming up, stretch your muscles before walking. Include the calf stretch, quadriceps stretch, hamstring stretch and side (iliotibial) stretch. To reduce stress on your heart

TCI’s beautiful beaches are ideal for low-impact exercise.

and muscles, end each walking session by walking slowly for about five minutes. Then, repeat your stretches. Start slow and easy. If you’re a seasoned walker, keep doing what you’re doing. If you’ve been inactive and tire easily, it’s best to start slow and easy. At first, walk only as far or as fast as you find comfortable. If you can walk for only a few minutes, let that be your starting point. For example, you might try short daily sessions of five to 10 minutes and slowly build up to

15 minutes twice a week. Then, over several weeks’ time, you can gradually work your way up to 30 to 60 minutes of walking most days each week. As you walk, measure the intensity of your workout by checking your heart rate. Knowing your heart rate allows you to increase the intensity to maximise your workout or slow down to avoid overdoing it. To find out if you’re exercising within the range of your target heart rate, stop walking to check your pulse manually at your wrist (radial artery)

or neck (carotid artery). Another option is to wear an electronic device that displays your heart rate. Keeping a record of how many steps you take, the distance you walk and how long it takes can help you see where you started from and serve as a source of inspiration. Just think how good you’ll feel when you see how many miles you’ve walked each week, month or year. Make it fun by inviting a spouse, partner, friend or neighbour to join you. And plan several different walking routes for variety.

health Tip 

Zingy for zinc ZINC is an essential mineral required for various metabolic reactions in the body. There are several health benefits of zinc and zinc supplements. Zinc is essential for healthy functioning of various enzymes in the human body. It helps promote cell growth, supports the immune system, and helps heal wounds. Zinc is beneficial too in the treatment of prostate gland disorder. Another beneficial use of zinc is in treating the common cold. Zinc boosts the immune system and shortens the duration of a cold. It plays an important role in wound healing and maintaining the health of the skin. It acts as an

By Phillip Simmons astringent and helps in the treatment of acne and rashes. Zinc supplements are given to pregnant and lactating women, as zinc aids in cell growth. Deficiency of zinc may lead to poor development of the foetus. Additional health benefits of zinc are that it facilitates diabetes control, has antioxidant properties, and helps vision improvement.

Toasted wheat germ is an excellent source of zinc. Packed in jars and sold toasted, it is great to sprinkle on top of any food. Try it on salads, rice or steamed vegetables.

Zinc deficiency may result in skin lesions, hair loss, diarrhoea, poor taste and smell, bad eyesight, malfunction of organs, wasting of body tissue, and congenital abnormalities. Good food sources of zinc include

red meat, shellfish, milk, dairy foods such as cheese, bread, and cereal products such as wheat germ. Oysters are the highest natural source of zinc. Adult males need between 5.5mg and 9.5mg a day while 4mg to 7mg is generally required for women.


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Lifestyle... How does your garden grow

GARDENING 

The beauty of bromeliads

BROMELIADS entered recorded history some 500 years ago when Columbus introduced the pineapple to Spain upon return from his second voyage to the New World in 1493. On that voyage he found it being cultivated by the Carib Indians in the West Indies. Bromeliads are members of a plant family known as ‘bromeliaceae’. The family contains over 3,000 described species in approximately 56 genera. The most well known bromeliad is the pineapple. In general they are easy to grow, require very little care, and reward the grower with brilliant ornamental foliage, from deep red and pink, to yellow and green. They come in a wide range of sizes from tiny miniatures to giants. I rarely see them in the TCI and that is unfortunate because they fit the climate here very well.   Bromeliads are a neotropical family which means they grow virtually exclusively in the New World tropics (and subtropics).  They can be found in a wide variety of habitats from hot, dry deserts to moist rainforests to cool mountainous regions.  Most of them grow in the ground but they also grow in bright sun along sandy beaches to the shady understory of a forest among the leaf litter and debris.   The native Turks and Caicos bromeliads are epiphytic species and are often found growing on other plants, usually trees, shrubs or cacti. This capability to take their nutrition and moisture from the atmosphere has earned these bromeliads the name ‘air plants’. Bromeliads that have a rosette of overlapping leaves that retain water (often called ‘tank bromeliads’) should have the rosette kept full of water. You can keep the soil around the bromeliad moist (but not wet). Pineapples are both delicious and beautiful. They can also make a magnificent plant for you to enjoy, view, and harvest for years to come. How to grow pineapple? That is very easy. First you need a pineapple because it takes one to grow one. The easiest way to grow the plant

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YOUR DIET

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A registered dietitian is a nutrition professional that functions as part of a medical team. Registered dietitians are your most credible, objective source of nutrition information. In addition, they are trained in the use of nutrition to prevent and control disease. Anyone that is providing nutritional advice to other people should have the initials RD after their name. These credentials indicate that the health practitioner has completed an accredited four-year educational programme, 1,200 hours of supervised practice, and passed a national exam.

Do registered dietitians treat healthy people?

Yes. Registered dietitians help

is to cut off the crown (the leafy top). Strip a few of the basal leaves from the crown. Turn it upside down and let it dry for a few days. You should cut the end and let the leaf scars harden before planting.  Plant the crown in  a good light garden soil; just tamp the soil firmly around the base of the crown and try not to get any soil in the leaves.  It won’t take long before you have a successful pineapple plant. It takes about two years or a little more for a plant to bear fruit.  Grow a pineapple in your garden and your friend will do the same when they see that beautiful plant growing so beautifully and so easily.

BY TAMIKA HANDFIELD

amika 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. She is married to Brentford Handfield, is mother to seven-year-old son, Brenten, and lives in Providenciales. Tamika says: “My motto is helping you eat healthily today, to live longer and better tomorrow. “I am very passionate about teaching people how to eat nutritiously so that we as a nation see less cases of childhood obesity, diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease – all of which can be prevented or better controlled through proper eating.  “I did not grow up paying attention to what I ate but eating is a learned behaviour so I am excited to impart what I have learnt to you through this forum! Happy reading.” Each week Tamika will be taking questions from the public about how to improve their diet. Email tcweeklynews@gmail.com or tamikahandfield@yahoo.com with your questions.

Who is a registered dietitian?

Bromeliads are easy to grow and require very little care

ASK TAMIKA’

people learn about staying healthy and selecting the right foods. Balance, variety, and moderation are the keys to healthful eating. A registered dietitian can help you find a total eating plan that works for you and your lifestyle.

What types of services do registered dietitians offer?

Registered dietitians counsel people on many different topics, including: • Healthy meals • Weight control • Menu planning • Diabetes • Kidney disease • Heart disease • HIV/AIDS • Cancer • Osteoporosis • And many more!

TIGHTWAD

Tip

Here’s our two cents on saving you a few cents PREPARE meals in bulk and store them in individual containers. Cook at home as much as possible. Take your own lunch to work.

It’s raining, it’s pouring

COLLECT rainwater in buckets or from gutters in a tank. It can be used to water the garden or even wash the car. And it has the added bonus of keeping water bills lower too.


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May 21 - 27, 2011

British students gang raped in St. Lucia TWO BRITISH students were gang raped by six men after being attacked on an isolated beach on the Caribbean island of St Lucia. The women - aged 31 and 24 were taking part in an environmental study and had been preparing to leave when they were confronted by their masked attackers. Police on the island, popular with British tourists and honeymooners, have arrested six men in connection with the assault. The names of the women, have not been released by detectives investigating the attack on the Grand Anse beach, where they were camping. British High Commissioner Karl Burrows described the attack on two women as a “dreadful crime” but said the island remains a “friendly and welcoming country”. Burrows advised British nationals visiting the island to exercise caution,

as they would anywhere else, and pointed out that crime against UK tourists was not widespread. The alleged assault took place on May 10 when the women were packing up their belongings and preparing to move to another campsite. The women returned from a field study and noticed their belongings had been tampered with but were attacked by the masked men before they could leave. The assault only ended when the headlights of an approaching car disturbed the attackers who fled. Officials with the island’s Ministry of Agriculture are also involved in the police investigation as it is believed the women were involved in a project on their behalf. Police arrested six men within 24 hours of the assault. “We are pleased with speed

at which the officers were able to apprehend the suspects in this case, and we are very thankful to members of the public who might have provided information leading to their arrests,” Police Commissioner Vernon Francois said. The men are due to appear in court later this week charged with rape. Grande Anse, on the north side of the island, is one of St Lucia’s most secluded beaches, known for its rougher waters and unspoiled coastline. It attracts small groups of naturelovers who camp during the turtlenesting season. Around 67,000 Britons visited St Lucia last year. A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: “We can confirm an incident involving two British nationals in St Lucia. We have offered consular assistance.” (telegraph.co.uk)

Haitian leader officially sworn in HAITIAN POP star Michel Martelly has been sworn in as president of the poorest country in the Americas. “This is a new Haiti, open for business now,” he told a cheering crowd in the capital Port-au-Prince. The political novice was elected president in March in a run-off poll after a first round marred by fraud. He has pledged to speed up earthquake reconstruction, develop the impoverished countryside and build a modern army. Hundreds of thousands of Haitians still live in tent cities after the devastating January 2010 earthquake. SUPPORTERS CELEBRATE Mr Martelly, known to Haitians as Sweet Micky, was inaugurated in a building which is temporarily housing Haiti’s parliament. Former President Rene Preval took off the presidential sash and put it on Mr Martelly as they shook hands and embraced. A power cut during the ceremony plunged the guests into darkness. The watching dignitaries included former US President Bill Clinton, who is co-chair of the Haiti Reconstruction Commission, which controls billions of dollars in aid pledged to rebuild earthquake damage. Mr Martelly later delivered his inaugural speech at the badlydamaged National Palace. Rallying a people he said were “tired of injustice,” Mr Martelly said

Controls were stepped up on the Haiti-Dominican border after the outbreak began last year.

Dominican Republic’s capital on alert for cholera HEALTH AUTHORITIES in the Dominican Republic have issued an alert in parts of the capital, Santo Domingo, amid suspected cholera cases. The health ministry has ordered increased monitoring and urged people to take extra care with hygiene. Some 16 people are in hospital with suspected cholera. The Dominican Republic has had 14 cholera deaths in recent months, while more than 4,500 have died in neighbouring Haiti since late 2010. Monitoring has been stepped up

in 17 mainly poor neighbourhoods of Santo Domingo. Like Haiti, the Dominican Republic had not had a confirmed case of cholera in more than a century until the outbreak began in October. The Dominican Republic tightened its border controls and stepped up health checks to try to stop cholera from spreading from Haiti soon after the first cases were reported. The first case in the Dominican Republic was detected in November and the first death in January. (BBC)

Bahamas and Cuba agree on maritime border

Michel Martelly said “this is a new Haiti”.

the “onslaught of change” would affect all aspects of Haitian society. He promised improvements to the police and judiciary, increased security, a better environment for investors, and restored confidence in state authority. Outside the gates, more than 1,000 of his supporters had gathered to celebrate. “Today is a party for us, for the masses, because the country is destroyed,” said Esaue Rene, a 28-year-old mechanic. In addition to the challenge of

rebuilding the quake-shattered capital, Port-au-Prince, Haiti faces a cholera epidemic, an economy in ruins and the legacy of a violent past. But legislating in a parliament controlled by political opponents from Mr Preval’s party could prove difficult. “His administration will have to show progress fairly quickly in order to provide confidence to the population,” said Mark Schneider, senior vice-president of the International Crisis Group, in Washington DC. (BBC)

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS from The Bahamas and Cuba have agreed in principal regarding the maritime boundary between the two countries, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minster of Foreign Affairs Brent Symonette. Symonette, last week, joked at a news conference at the Department of Immigration that the boundary was finally established after a long 15-year dispute. However, he said the countries maintained an amicable and diplomatic relationship throughout the process. The United Nations assisted with the process. Establishing the maritime boundary between the countries, which goes near the Cay Sal Bank towards Inagua, was critical for oil exploration in the area. However, the government has not yet said that it will allow drilling for oil near the Cay Sal Bank or anywhere else in The Bahamas. The government announced a drilling moratorium following the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last year. The government is considering a clear policy on disaster management in the event that there is an oil spill in Bahamian waters.

Symonette said that Cabinet now has to meet and sign off on the boundary coordinates agreed on by the Bahamian and Cuban negotiating teams. The Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) has several oil exploration licenses in Bahamian waters. Despite the drilling moratorium, BPC is optimistic that it will begin drilling in 2012. BPC CEO Dr. Paul Crevello said recently that the company and the government are working on establishing the necessary regulations so that BPC can further its operations in the country. ‘We are working towards a drilling well next year sometime,’ Crevello said during a Rotary luncheon in The Bahamas in April. ‘We know the government is working towards getting regulations in place, both drilling regulations and spill-response contingencies. So, I think we’re both working towards a similar timeframe.’ Crevello mentioned that over $14 million had been spent by BPC on the search for oil. The company raised around $73 million in March. (Nassau guardian)


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Uganda anti-gay bill New trial for UK black ‘shelved by parliament’ teenager’s murder

UGANDA’S PARLIAMENT has adjourned without debating a controversial bill which includes the death penalty for some homosexual acts. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill has been condemned by Western leaders and human rights groups, some of whom are celebrating victory. The bill, first introduced in 2009, could still be brought up when the new parliament meets later this year. Uganda is a largely conservative society and many people condemn homosexuality both as un-African and un-Christian. But in recent years, some gay rights groups have been set up in the country. Homosexual acts are already illegal in Uganda but the bill would increase the penalty for those convicted to life in prison. Those found guilty of “aggravated homosexuality” - defined as when one of the participants is a minor, HIV-positive, disabled or a “serial offender” - would face the death penalty. Anyone failing to report to the authorities a person they knew to be homosexual would also be liable to prosecution. INTERNATIONAL PRESSURE Internet campaign group Avaaz said the bill’s lack of progress was a “victory for all Ugandans and people across the world who value human rights”.

“We must now ensure this heinous bill can never return to parliament again,” said Avaaz campaign director Alice Jay. Maria Burnett, of Human Rights Watch, said it would still be a very long fight to stop the Ugandan legislation as “the issue has not gone away”. “The international pressure over the last year and a half has been very important to show that Uganda cannot act in isolation from the international community,” she said. US President Barack Obama has condemned the bill and donors have urged Uganda’s government to ensure the measures never become law. But David Bahati, the MP who introduced the private member’s bill, said he would try to reintroduce it when the next parliament convened after February’s elections, and said it had achieved his goal of sparking debate. “We have made important steps in raising the issue and that will continue,” he was quoted as saying by the AFP news agency. In January, David Kato, a campaigner who led condemnation of the bill, was murdered not long after suing a paper that outed him as gay. Police denied the killing was because of his sexuality. Three months before the murder, Uganda’s Rolling Stone newspaper had published the photographs of several people it said were gay, with the headline “Hang them”. (BBC)

TWO MEN are to stand trial over the murder of Stephen Lawrence. Gary Dobson, 35, and David Norris, 34, are accused of killing the black teenager at a bus stop in Eltham, south-east London, on 22 April, 1993. Nobody has been convicted of the crime, but a small team of Scotland Yard detectives has continued to investigate the 18-year-old’s death. Mr Dobson stood trial in 1996 over the murder - which he denied and he was acquitted. Forensic review Mr Dobson and Mr Norris were arrested last September over the murder and are in custody. The allegations could not previously be reported for legal reasons. Their trial is due to take place in November at the Old Bailey and their next court appearance is due for 1 July. A statement from the Crown Prosecution Service said that both men had been charged with Mr Lawrence’s murder on 8 September 2010. “The Metropolitan Police Service and the Crown Prosecution Service have worked tirelessly with forensic scientists to review the evidence in this case,” it said. “A full forensic review was commenced in June 2006. New scientific evidence was found and on

Stephen Lawrence was killed while waiting for a bus in southeast London (BBC photo)

that basis the prosecution applied for a retrial. “Our thoughts at this stage go to Stephen’s family, who have never given up their quest to see justice for Stephen.” ‘DOUBLE-JEOPARDY RULE’ The BBC’s Daniel Boettcher, at the Court of Appeal, said that Mr Dobson’s trial could not have previously taken place under

the double jeopardy rule, which prevented a suspect being tried a second time for a crime. “Up to a new piece of legislation in 2003 it was not possible to face a fresh trial on the same allegations,” our correspondent said. “That so-called double jeopardy rule was changed. The new law was actually introduced in 2005. But there is this level that has to be reached, that judges have to be convinced that there is new and compelling evidence to allow that fresh trial.” Mr Boettcher added that the judges had issued a statement, which said: “After conducting a detailed examination of a large body of evidence, we’ve come to the conclusion there is sufficient, reliable and substantial evidence to justify the quashing of the acquittal and to order a new trial. “This decision means, and we emphasise, that it means no more than that, the question whether Dobson had any criminal involvement in Stephen Lawrence’s death must be considered afresh by a new jury, which will examine the evidence and decide whether the allegation against him is proved. The presumption of innocence continues to apply.” Mr Lawrence’s father, Neville, said he was “relieved and delighted at the court’s decision”. (BBC)

US presses IMF boss to step aside

DOMINIQUE STRAUSS-KAHN is “not in a position to run” the International Monetary Fund after his arrest over an alleged sexual assault, US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has said. Mr Geithner said the IMF’s executive board should designate an interim head. The alleged assault on a maid happened at New York’s luxury Sofitel hotel on 14 May. Mr Strauss-Kahn - who denies the claims - has been put on suicide watch in the city’s infamous Rikers Island prison. As a precaution, guards are required to check on him every 15 to 30 minutes. ‘HONEST WOMAN’ The 62-year-old, who had been seen as a favourite in France’s 2012 presidential elections, faces seven charges and could be sentenced to up to 25 years in jail. The defence offered to post $1m (£617,000) bail, with Mr StraussKahn to stay at his daughter’s address in New York until the next

hearing on Friday. However, a New York judge rejected the application. The lawyer for Mr Strauss-Kahn’s alleged victim says his client, a 32-year-old hotel maid, is living through an “extraordinary” trauma and is now in hiding. “It’s not just my opinion that this woman is honest,” Jeffrey Shapiro said. “The New York City Police Department (NYPD) reached the same conclusion. This is a woman with no agenda.” Addressing the Harvard Club in New York on Tuesday, Mr Geithner said the most important thing for the IMF was that it found a leader to fill Mr Strauss-Kahn’s shoes. “He is obviously not in a position to run the IMF,” Mr Geithner said. “It is important that the board of the IMF formally put in place for an interim period someone to act as managing director.” It is the first time that a top official from President Barack Obama’s administration has publicly spoken about the impact of Mr StraussKahn’s alleged sexual assault. However, Mr Geithner refused to

Dominique Strauss-Kahn asked to step down after sexually abuse charge.  (internet photo)

comment on the case or the details of the charges against Mr StraussKahn. Since Mr Strauss-Kahn’s arrest last Saturday, his deputy John Lipsky has been serving as acting managing director of the global lending agency. Washington has a major say in determining who runs the IMF,

because it has the largest number of votes in the organisation. Mr Strauss-Kahn is not due back in court until Friday - and there are growing calls for the IMF to fill the leadership vacuum, the BBC’s Steve Kingstone in Washington reports. Earlier, Austrian Finance Minister Maria Fekter said Mr Strauss-Kahn was “hurting” the organisation. More details have been emerging about the woman who accused Mr Strauss-Kahn of assaulting her in the suite at the Sofitel hotel near Times Square. Jeffrey Shapiro said she was an immigrant from the West African nation of Guinea. She arrived in the US seven years ago and was living with her teenage daughter. Mr Shapiro said her story was “consistent” because she was telling the truth. “There is no way in which there is any aspect of this event which could be construed consensual in any manner. This is nothing other than a physical, sexual assault by this man on this young woman.” Mr Shapiro also said that his

client only became aware of who Mr Strauss-Kahn was after the police were called. According to the NYPD, the maid told officers that when she entered his suite on Saturday afternoon, Mr Strauss-Kahn emerged from the bathroom naked, chased her and sexually assaulted her. The woman was able to break free and alert the authorities, a NYPD spokesman added. Later on Saturday, Mr StraussKahn was detained on board an Air France flight at New York’s John F Kennedy airport minutes before take-off. The IMF chief underwent medical examinations on Sunday. Police were looking for scratches or any other evidence of his alleged assault. He was later charged with a “criminal sexual act, unlawful imprisonment and attempted rape”. Police say the maid formally identified him in a line-up. Until he was arrested, Mr StraussKahn was considered a favourite to become the Socialist candidate for the French presidency next year.


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Saudi Arabian seeks to put women in the driving seat A SAUDI WOMAN has taken to the road, in a direct challenge to the ban on female drivers in the country. Najla Hariri started driving around Jeddah last week. She is believed to be the only woman regularly driving in a Saudi city. The 45-year-old says she was inspired by the protests taking place elsewhere in the Middle East. “Enough is enough”, she told the BBC as she drove around the city. “I have the right to [drive].” Ms Hariri holds a driving license from both Egypt and Lebanon from her time living abroad, and also has an international license that she uses when she drives in Europe. “There is no law against women driving. It’s society’s [convention] that says women are not allowed to drive.” The mother of five has the support of her husband and says her daughters and their friends are very proud of her. She knows however that she could be stopped at any moment by the police. “In this society I am a little bit brave. I am not scared,” she says. In some desert areas of Saudi Arabia, women are understood to occasionally drive, but it’s virtually unheard of for a woman to take to the road in a major city. Opponents of women driving argue that it’s safer for females to have a male in the car with them, and that they are honouring their women by relieving them of the strain of driving. “They are lying to themselves,” replies Ms Hariri forcefully. “It is safer for women to drive themselves. We have four million foreign drivers [in the country] and we’d like to get rid of them and drive ourselves.” Ms Hariri admits she did not want to be at the vanguard of efforts to give women more freedoms. She returned to Saudi Arabia two years ago and was tempted to start driving immediately. She found herself stuck at home with two cars but no driver as her husband and eldest son were both away. “But I waited for the right time; I waited for other ladies to [go first],” she says.


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Take Notice that I, Gordon Wetherell, Governor of Turks and Caicos in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3(2) of the Immigration Ordinance intend to grant a Certificate of Belonger Status to YANIQUE HINSON a national of Haiti by virtue of marriage to a Belonger. GORDON WETHERELL

Take Notice that I, Gordon Wetherell, Governor of Turks and Caicos in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3(2) of the Immigration Ordinance intend to grant a Certificate of Belonger Status to LUCIANO FELIX ZAPATA a national of Dominican Republic by virtue of marriage to a Belonger. GORDON WETHERELL

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Take Notice that I, Gordon Wetherell, Governor of Turks and Caicos in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3(2) of the Immigration Ordinance intend to grant a Certificate of Belonger Status to FIGENIE PARKER a national of Haiti by virtue of marriage to a Belonger. GORDON WETHERELL

Take Notice that I, Gordon Wetherell, Governor of Turks and Caicos in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3(2) of the Immigration Ordinance intend to grant a Certificate of Belonger Status to JEPHTE MARCELUS a national of Haiti by virtue of marriage to a Belonger. GORDON WETHERELL

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Take Notice that I, Gordon Wetherell, Governor of Turks and Caicos in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3(2) of the Immigration Ordinance intend to grant a Certificate of Belonger Status to CANDIDA HERWIN-DUNN a national of Britain by virtue of marriage to a Belonger. GORDON WETHERELL

(Section 3 (5) of the Immigration Ordinance)

(Section 3 (5) of the Immigration Ordinance)

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FAX: (649) 946-4661

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

BELONGER STATUS APPLICATION

BELONGER STATUS APPLICATION

Take Notice that I, Gordon Wetherell, Governor of Turks and Caicos in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3(2) of the Immigration Ordinance intend to grant a Certificate of Belonger Status to SHARLENE ALTHEA MISSICK a national of Dominican Republic by virtue of marriage to a Belonger. GORDON WETHERELL

Take Notice that I, Gordon Wetherell, Governor of Turks and Caicos in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3(2) of the Immigration Ordinance intend to grant a Certificate of Belonger Status to GUERLINE SEYMOUR a national of Haiti by virtue of marriage to a Belonger. GORDON WETHERELL

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

BELONGER STATUS APPLICATION

BELONGER STATUS APPLICATION

Take Notice that I, Gordon Wetherell, Governor of Turks and Caicos in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3(2) of the Immigration Ordinance intend to grant a Certificate of Belonger Status to MARIE CARMEL WILLIAMS a national of Haiti by virtue of marriage to a Belonger. GORDON WETHERELL

Take Notice that I, Gordon Wetherell, Governor of Turks and Caicos in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3(2) of the Immigration Ordinance intend to grant a Certificate of Belonger Status to ENOCK NELSON a national of The USA by virtue of marriage to a Belonger. GORDON WETHERELL

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

BELONGER STATUS APPLICATION

BELONGER STATUS APPLICATION

Take Notice that I, Gordon Wetherell, Governor of Turks and Caicos in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3(2) of the Immigration Ordinance intend to grant a Certificate of Belonger Status to JUDITH FULFORD a national of Haiti by virtue of marriage to a Belonger. GORDON WETHERELL

Take Notice that I, Gordon Wetherell, Governor of Turks and Caicos in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3(2) of the Immigration Ordinance intend to grant a Certificate of Belonger Status to DAVE ROY POTTINGER a national of Jamaica by virtue of marriage to a Belonger. GORDON WETHERELL

(Section 3 (5) of the Immigration Ordinance)

(Section 3 (5) of the Immigration Ordinance)

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EMPLOYMENT / SERVICES / NOTICES

FAX: (649) 946-4661

TEMPLE SECURITIES LTD.

PUBLIC NOTICE

INVESTMENT ADVISOR

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

Take Notice that I, Gordon Wetherell, Governor of Turks and Caicos in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 3(2) of the Immigration Ordinance intend to grant a Certificate of Belonger Status to JANET CARTER a national of Jamaica by virtue of marriage to a Belonger. GORDON WETHERELL

• Temple Securities Ltd. Is seeking experienced Investment Advisors. • The remuneration for this position is commission based only. • The following qualifications will assist the successful candidates with their applications: • Proven knowledge of financial instruments and securities markets • Canadian Securities Course or Series 7 • Certified Financial Planner or CFA designation is highly recommended • Detailed oriented with the ability to meet deadlines • The ability to demonstrate research and problem solving skills • Excellent communication skills are essential • Proficiency in Excel and MS office environment • Post secondary education is a fundamental asset • Minimum 10 years experience in a major brokerage firm (Canadian, US, or British) • Existing client base is necessary • Proven willingness to continue to build a client base Please forward your resume in confidence to:

Human Resources Manager, Temple Financial Group 228, Leeward Highway, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, BWI Tel: (649) 946.5740 Fax: (649) 946.5739 Along with copy to Department of Labour, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands

Graceway IGA Supermarket invites applications from suitable qualified individuals to fill the post of IT Technician:

IT Technician 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. • 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. • Troubleshoots hardware and software problems, takes appropriate corrective actions and/or interacts with vendors in performing testing, support, and troubleshooting functions. • Forecasts systems demand, recommend upgrades, expansion, and reconfiguration • Participates in site set-up, user training, hardware/software installation, maintenance and support, and documentation of hardware/software logs and operating procedures. • Leads projects or subprojects including developing project plans, assigning tasks and facilitating team process. • Provide support for network devices, including firewalls, workstations, and servers. Requirements/Qualifications • Must thoroughly understand have at least a bachelors or higher degree in Computer or Information Systems • Must thoroughly understand Windows Server 2000/2003 Operating Systems (A/D, DNS, DHCP) • 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. • Maintain a professional demeanor when dealing with customers • Communicate with customers / team members / Directors, at a peer technical / nontechnical level. • Work with team members in resolving hardware/software/network issues.

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

Sr. Chef de Partie @@A minimum of 5 years International experience in 5 Star properties with exposure to fine dining and volume operations, and a minimum of 3 years international experience as a Sr. Chef de Partie @@Education: College Degree, preferably specializing in Hospitality Management or Culinary Arts @@Sales/Profitability/Cost Control @@Product Quality & Service Delivery @@Sanitation and Housekeeping @@Training and Development @@Administration @@Innovative and creative concept development @@Strong leadership capabilities Closing Date: June 3rd 2011 Suitably qualified candidates should apply in writing or send resume Monday – Friday 9am-5pm

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

Pay commensurate with experience. Deadline for submission of applicants is June 1st 2011

Submit to: Graceway IGA Supermarket main office complex or email: hr@gracewayiga.com 7030


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EMPLOYMENT / SERVICES / NOTICES

NESSY RESTAURANT

NORWANI ON BEHALF OF OUR CLIENTS:

Is looking for a

Bartender To work 6 days per week. Salary $7.00 per hour. Contact 346-4166 9013

Room Attendant

to work 5 days per week salary $5.25 per hour

– salary $5.50 per hour and one

(1) Domestic Worker

– salary $5.50 per hour to work 5 days per week TYSON TAKE-AWAY is seeking a

Contact 941-4466

Equipment Operator

– to work four (4) days per week salary $5.00 per hour

Interested parties please apply in writing by fax at 941-7450, providing proof of qualifications and references.

7012

SYMBIOSIS LTD

Is looking for a

Pastor MECHANIC

Salary $8.00 per hour Only Turks Islanders need to apply. 7003

TIKI HUT

THE PINNACLE is looking for two (2)

Labourers To work 6 days per week. Salary $5.00 per hour. Serious inquiries contact 649-941-7366 6973

WANTED

Domestic

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

Handyman

to work 5 days per week salary $7.50 per hour. Contact Mark on

Waiter Is looking to employ a

Salary $7.00 per hour.

Contact 245-7557

THERA TOUCH MASSAGE SERVICES LTD.

Is looking for a

To work 6 days per week. Salary $5.00 per hour. Contact 344-6072

VIONEN JAMES is looking for a

Labourer To work 4 days per week salary $5.00 per hour.

Contact 246-4700 7013

Contact 247-5028 THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH OF GOD INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT

South Dock Road, Providenciales. 231-6027

Swann & Swann seeks a Senior Attorney with 10 years post-qualification experience in commercial litigation and commercial drafting.

346-8896

Sunshine Equipment

Baker

6980

Minimum 5 years experience, contact information is the Security Center, Graceway House Leeward Highway, Providenciales.

Cook Bartenders Waitresses Kitchen Helpers Provo Electric Labourer

(2) Waiters

7012

Guard

Upstairs Bar and Grill

GRACE BAY CLUB is seeking to hire two

Contact (649) 946-8289

FAX: (649) 946-4661 Each company is looking for suitably qualified person to fill the following positions:-

CORAL GARDEN is seeking to employ a

Senior Attorney Security

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6987

May 21 - 27, 2011

6982

Spa Therapist • Applicant must have a minimum of 3 years hands-on experience in a 5 Star Resort and at least 3 years working as a Therapist • Must be trained and certified in Swedish, Hot Stone, Pre-Natal, Lymphatic Drainage, Facial, Reflexology • Applicant must have own vehicle and a clean drivers license • Salary is commission based

Fax resumes to: 649-941-8183

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May 21 - 27, 2011

EMPLOYMENT / SERVICES / NOTICES

BUTTERFIELD GOLD GROUP OF COMPANIES

POSITIONS AVAILABLE Three (3) Mechanics

• The employee is responsible for the repair and maintenance of all Company equipment/ machinery, and to ensure minimum downtime of same through proper coordination of the preventative maintenance program. • Must have least 10 years experience • Must have the ability to lift and move up to 100lbs • Must have vision abilities; close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. • Applicant must have knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to the trade. Must have the ability to communicate effectively The employee will be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, extreme heat, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and vibration, moderate to loud noise levels. To be exposed to outside weather conditions. An employee will be exposed to hazardous work environments. Salary: $9.50 per hour

One (1) Welder

• Employee will be responsible for the repair and maintenance of all Company equipment and to set up, implement and monitor the program necessary to reduce downtime due to machinery/ equipment failure. • Must have least 10 years experience • Applicant must have knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to the welding trade. • Be able to communicate effectively To climb high structures and work at unusual heights Be able to walk and stand for long periods An employee will be exposed to hazardous work environments. Salary: $7.50 per hour

One (1) Pump Operator

• Must have Ten years experience in operating concrete pump • Knowledge of the function of motors and ability to affect minor repairs to same • Heavy equipment license and clean police record. • Basic Knowledge of concrete • Ability to relate to customers and coworkers Salary: commensurate with experience

One (1) Shelf Stocker

• Applicant must have at least five (5) years experience in stocking. • Ensures that goods are organized and displayed properly on the shelves ensuring that there is enough stock and replenish them as and when needed. • Conduct periodic & weekly inventory counts and prepares inventory reports. • Communicate sales results to immediate superior and coordinates stock status of the item at the warehouse. Must also be self motivated with high productivity being able to work with little supervision and work well with other. Salary: $6.75 per hour

One (1) Post Mix Technician

• Applicant must have at least five (8) years experience in: • Installing, maintaining and trouble shooting fountains & dispensers • Refrigeration & air-conditioning maintenance of tool/materials • Clean drivers licence Salary: commensurate with experience

FAX: (649) 946-4661

BUTTERFIELD GOLD GROUP OF COMPANIES

POSITION AVAILABLE One Security Guard

@@Must be of sound and mature mind, physically fit, honest, disciplined and be capable of working with very little or no supervision. @@Applicant must have at least 5 years experience as an expolice/soldier/security officer or of similar combined experience with impeccable service record and hold a clean police record. @@Must be responsive to surveillance and undercover duties, have experience in writing reports, and have the ability to present same in court. @@Must be vigilant, conscientious, alert and observant thus having the ability to detect and prevent criminal activities/offences for the protection of the company, its’ employees and customers as appropriate. @@Skills in fire prevention and first aid training an asset @@Must be prepared to work night shift @@Applicant must be a licensed driver with clean record. Wages $6.50 per hour

Application forms available from Butterfield Gold Human Resource Department. Only applicants selected for interview will be notified.

Submit applications to by May 30, 2011 to: Butterfield Gold Ltd., Human Resource Department Town Center Mall, Providenciales Tel: 649-946-4211

Global Tardiff Elevator Services (Turks & Caicos)

POSITION AVAILABLE Global Tardiff Elevator is seeking suitably qualified applicants to fill the position of:

Two Elevator Technicians Daily task will include installation and maintenance of elevators.

• Offloading the cement boat and must be Physical, able-bodied individuals capable of lifting heavy loads Wages from $ 7.00 per hour Requirements for all Applicants: @@ Hardworking team player with excellent people skills. @@ Willingness to work, weekends and holidays as required. @@ In addition to the performance of the essential functions employees may able required to perform supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the supervisor. @@ Only Belongers apply for these positions. Application forms available from Butterfield Gold Human Resource Department. Only applicants selected for interview will be notified.

Submit applications to by May 20, 2011 to: Butterfield Gold Ltd., Human Resource Department Town Center Mall, Providenciales. Tel: 649-946-4211

Suitable person must have the following qualifications:

@@2 years experience of installation of MRL technology elevators; @@5 years minimum service, maintenance and troubleshooting experience on ECC and JRT control systems; @@International Union of Elevator Constructors certification or equivalent. Salary: $20.00 per hour Closing date for applications is Tuesday May 24, 2011

Applications must be submitted to: Karen Simmons Missick & Stanbrook Leeward Hwy, Providenciales Tel: 946-4732 * Fax: 946-4734 Email: Karen@misickstanbrook.tc

6995

Three (3) Labourers


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EMPLOYMENT / SERVICES / NOTICES

KWEEOMED DELANCY

Legal Executive

Is looking for a

Domestic Worker

– Litigation/Commercial

Legal Executive required with a minimum of 5 years experience and with the following additional qualifications: Law degree from a Commonwealth • Ability to work in a team, including liaising with fellow professionals from courts, legal practices, banks and accountancy firms; • STEP member or willingness to sit requisite exams; • must have proven willingness to work long and sometimes late hours at short notice as needed in a pressured environment subject to inflexible deadlines; • jurisdiction; • International experience in complex legal matters; • Proven ability in, and willingness for, training of junior colleagues;

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

Belongers are particularly encouraged to apply. Apply in writing, with CV and cover letter to fax # (649) 9414754 or, with a copy to the Labour Office, Providenciales.

7006

Contact 247-2796 or 346-2501

LEWELYN HANDFIELD seeks the following:

One Housekeeper To work five days per week. Contact 231-1117 6990

Seeking a

Live-In Caregiver • To tend to an elderly lady • Must be a Pilipino • Must be in her mid 40’s • Must have 15 years or more experience in care giving for elders, housekeeping etc.

ADVERTISE

IN THIS SPACE! ONLY

$30 PER WEEK CALL 946-4664

7007

Nature Splendor Ltd

Gardener With the following skills:

• Landscaping installation • Garden irrigation • Garden maintenance • Salary commences at $6.00 per hour. Qualify person please submit application to:

Only serious persons may apply

Contact 649-246-9221 or 649-946-7481

6984

The Director

P.O. Box 417, Providenciales, TCI

6997

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

Seven Stars Resort, Grace Bay Is now recruiting for the following position; ssuitably qualified Belongers who possess the requirements listed is encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates should possess luxury resort experience, be out-going and friendly, with a professional demeanor and must be fluent in English with excellent communication skills, be a team player with a strong work ethic, available for work on public holidays and weekends. Salaries are based on experience and qualifications. Working hours are flexible.

Position Available

Boat Captain/Marine Worker at The Meridian Club on Pine Cay

Salary: $6.50-8.50/hr depending upon experience, training and work record. Accommodation on Pine Cay and boat transportation for time scheduled off provided.

Chef de Tourmant

Duties: Operates all Club boats for guest, homeowner, staff and visitor transportation, freight and recreational operations; performs cleaning and minor maintenance work on all Club and homeowner boats; performs fueling operations for Club and homeowner boats; assists with marine area and dock maintenance operations; assists boat passengers with loading and unloading luggage; assists with loading and unloading freight; ensures compliance with TCI marine safety requirements; Note: this position requires boat operation at irregular hours, including early mornings and early evenings for guest and staff transportation.

• A minimum of 5 years International experience in 5 Star properties with exposure to fine dining and volume operations, and a minimum of 3 years international experience as an Sous chef • Education: College Degree, preferably specializing in Hospitality Management or Culinary Arts • Sales/Profitability/Cost Control • Product Quality & Service Delivery • Sanitation and Housekeeping • Training and Development • Administration • Innovative and creative concept development • Strong leadership capabilities

Qualifications Required: - Minimum of 5 years experience personally operating single and twin engine motor boats up to 28 feet in length. - Must have current TCI boat captain’s license. - Must be familiar with waters between North Caicos and Providenciales. - Must be capable of heavy lifting and working in all weather conditions. - Must be a capable swimmer and have training in lifesaving procedures. - Must be willing to reside on Pine Cay on a full time basis. - Must have pleasant personality, clean and neat personal appearance and enjoy working with people.

Additional Information: All qualified applicants will be interviewed.

6985 6994

Starting Date: August 2011 Contact Person and Contact Information: Beverly Plachta, resort manager, The Meridian Club, Limited, send resume with your contact information (mailing address, e-mail address, phone number) and references with phone numbers and how they are relevant by e-mail to manager@meridianclub.com or by fax to 941 7010. Must also present health certificate , police report and current captain’s license.

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

6998

Date: May 28th 2011 Suitable qualified candidates should apply in writing or send resume Monday – Friday 9am-5pm


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May 21 - 27, 2011

EMPLOYMENT / SERVICES / NOTICES

FAX: (649) 946-4661

Sales & Managing Director Sales & Managing Director required with a minimum of 5 years experience in managerial/supervisory position and with the following additional qualifications: @@Must have at least a Bachelor Degree @@Must have knowledge in technical operational planning and process development. @@Must have knowledge in technical design/support and maintenance. @@Must have experience in sales. @@Willingness to work long and sometimes late hours as needed.

Projetech Construction Management & Services Ltd., wishes to recruit the following staff:

CONSTRUCTION DIRECTOR Applicants for the post of CONSTRUCTION DIRECTOR must have a relevant professional qualification in engineering and/or construction management. They should be able to demonstrate suitable experience, at a senior level, on large commercial building projects. A proven track record demonstrating the ability to oversee the completion of projects on time, within budget and to a high standard of quality, within a demanding schedule, must be shown. Candidates will also be expected to have at least 8 years experience at board level of a mid-sized construction company and show full understanding of the responsibilities of this position, including involvement in company strategy and personnel issues. Salary starts at US$80k per annum, based on qualifications and experience.

Apply in writing, with CV and cover letter to Elite Gaming Ltd, 1 Old Airport Rd, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, via fax to (649) 941 4754. 7008

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMISSION

This position is immediately available. Applications must be made in writing and should include career history and the names and contact details of at least two references.  All applications will be properly reviewed and suitably qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview within one week of the closing date.  Applications should be received by 13th May 2011 and sent to:

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

Steve Thompson Projetech Construction Management & Services Ltd. P.O. Box 659, Providenciales Fax: 941-5824 or Email info@projetech.tc

Bank and Trust Officer

The Meridian Club On Pine Cay

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES • The holder of this position will carry out the following duties: • Conduct onsite and offsite review of licensees, including corporate governance reviews and analysis of financial statements. • Assist with the offsite compilation, review and analysis of data and returns regarding financial institutions. • Assist with the conduct of specialized reviews of AML/CFT frameworks of supervised institutions. • Analyze bank applications received and submit recommendations to the senior officer. • Assist with the compilation of working papers and preparation of examination reports dealing with, among other things, reviews of a licensee’s financial condition and solvency. • Perform other functions as set out in the job description in relation to the post or as may be assigned by the Head of Banking and Trust or the Managing Director.

Turks & Caicos Islands British West Indies Email: info@meridianclub.com Email: manager@meridianclub.com Ph:649-941-7011 Fax: 649-941-7010

Position Available

Boat and outboard engine mechanic at The Meridian Club on Pine Cay

Salary: $7 - $10/hr depending upon training, experience, work record and capability. Room, board and necessary boat transportation to and from Pine Cay included.

Duties: 2-stroke and 4-stroke outboard engine maintenance, service and basic repairs; repair and maintenance of Club, member and staff boats, including electronics, fittings, hydraulics, fuel systems, and other appurtenances.

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

Qualifications Required: • Satisfactory completion of required Yamaha 2-stroke and 4-stroke training school. • Minimum of 3 years experience working on 2-stroke outboard engines. • Minimum of 1 year experience working on 4-stroke engines and proficiency in 4-stroke computer testing. • Minimum of 3 years experience inspecting, maintaining and repairing boat electronic and hydraulic systems. • Must be skilled in handling all duties specified above. • Must be willing to reside on Pine Cay. • Must be willing to work holidays and weekends, as necessary.

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

Starting Date: August 2011

Additional Information: Qualified Belongers preferred. All qualified applicants will be interviewed.

6985

Contact Person and Contact Information: Beverly Plachta, Resort Manager. Send resume, complete with work history, dates, names and contact information for supervisors, certificates of training via fax at 649-941-7011 with your contact information (mailing address, e-mail address, phone number) or email manager@meridianclub.com . Health Certificate and Police report also required

Applications should be received no later than May 13, 2011 and may be emailed to dmorrison@tcifsc.tc or faxed to 1-649-941-8379


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ASIKK EMPLOYMENT SERVICES On behalf of its clients Pauline’s Tuff Shop (NC)

EMPLOYMENT / SERVICES / NOTICES

BAY BISTRO Is looking for a

(1) Experience COOK

To run small restaurant in North. Working 40 hours per week Salary $8.00 per hour and must be hard working and willing to start work early mornings. Contact 2429122 between 11am and 4pm TCI Woodwork (Pls) 

Domestic

must have strong experience in making cabinets. This candidate need to be expert with their hands, familiar with various tools and machines, also adept at finishsanding, staining, sealing wood into a polished product. Salary $9.00 per hour. Contact 242-9122 between 11am and 4pm

per week salary $5.00 per hour. contact 231-2510

(1) Cabinet Maker

6960

Worker To work 5 days 6964

CHRIST IS THE ANSWER MINISTRY

Manager Salary $8.00 per hour

email:christistheanswerministry@hotmail.com closing date: May 18th, 2011

NOTICE I, Laura Ainsley Miller (single) of 3, One Loft, Providenciales, intend to marry Craig (no middle name) McNeil (single) of 3, One Loft, Providenciales, at Pallanza Town Hall, Italy on September 7th 2011. Any person knowing of any lawful impediment to the marriage should without delay notify:British Consulate- General, PO box N7516, Nassau / Paradise Island, Bahamas (British High Commission).

IONA FORBES Is looking for a

Domestic

Worker To work 4 days Contact 244-0706

6952

per week. Salary $5.00 per hour.

FAX: (649) 946-4661

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

TITLE

DESCRIPTION REGISTERED PROPRIETOR

60902/123 Leeward Going Through Providenciales

2350 sq ft; 3 bedroom; 3.5 bath Canal home with 147' of canal frontage. An elevated front porch leads to a spacious living area. Master bedroom with walk-in closet. Both guest rooms conveniently contain their own en- suite bathrooms. Pool and covered garage with landscaped garden.

Rubylion Ltd

The auction will be held on Monday 16th May, 2011 at 10:00am at the offices of the British Caribbean Bank Limited, Governor’s Road, Leeward, Providenciales. Conditions of sale may be obtained from the British Caribbean Bank Limited and further inquiries may be directed to the Risk Management Unit @ 1-649-941-5028 ext 302.

ALL SALES ARE SUBJECT TO RESERVE; 10% DEPOSIT REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY AFTER SUCCESSFUL BID.

Is seeking a

Maintenance

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Notice Of Sale By Public Auction Meridian Mortgage Corporation Ltd. as Chargee, pursuant to its charge and the Registered Land Ordinance, hereby gives notice that it will cause to be sold the property listed below by Public Auction, to be held at the office of Meridian Trust Company, Caribbean Place, and Providenciales at 10.00 a.m. on Tuesday 24th of May, 2011.

Location

50500/95, Whitby, North Caicos. 6.39 acres of beachfront land to the west of the St Charles resort on Whitby Beach, North Caicos. The subject property enjoys approximately 383 linear foot of beachfront. Suitable for commercial development. A reserve price will be fixed for the auction.

Title

Absolute

Proprietor

Sail Rock Point Ltd

Approximate Area

6.39 acres

Location

50102/99, 100, 101, Sandy Point, North Caicos. Three adjoining 5 acre beachfront parcels of undeveloped land on the beautiful Sandy Point Beach, North Caicos. Close to North Caicos Marina. Stunning north shore views over the coral reef. Suitable for commercial development. A reserve price will be fixed for the auction.

Title

Absolute

Proprietor

Caicos Platinum Company Ltd

Approximate Area

15 acres (divided into 3 x 5 acre lots)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION ARE AVAILABLE BY REQUEST, FROM MERIDIAN TRUST COMPANY LTD. Meridian House P.O. Box 599, Caribbean Place Leeward Highway, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, B.W.I Tel. (649) 941-3082 Fax (649) 941-3223

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EMPLOYMENT / SERVICES / NOTICES ADAMS SQUARE/ BARBARA ADAMS

ANIELA AND STINA STUBBS Is seeking

Is seeking a

1 Barmaid – salary $5.50 per hour Serve and make drinks

Requirements:

Requirement

Must have at least 8 years managerial experience at a property of similar size and quality. Strong operational expertise in rooms; marketing; facilities/systems (including preventive maintenance); recreation and other ancillary disciplines Must have managerial experience in the Condo Strata Management Ability to inspire, train, and develop people for promotion by encouraging and supporting career development, and driving continuous learning Ability to implement a highly consistent customer service culture Ability to instill a highly consistent guest service attitude in all employees

Responsibilities

Full responsibility for operating success of the Resort Ensuring that the selection, training and ongoing direction for Resort associates is such that it maintains high level of job satisfaction, morale and teamwork among associates in all areas Achieve financial/budgeting goals and expectations as established in the annual business plan for all areas of responsibility, and organize/implement strategic and tactical plans to facilitate this aim Achieve high levels of quality guest service and customer satisfaction for Resort guests

Duty Manager Responsibilities

Ensure all guests are being treated in an efficient and courteous manner and that all company standards are being applied. Resolve guest complaints While on Duty in the Front Office ensure all Front Office quality standards, policies and procedures are consistently applied. Supervise the activities and the service levels of the concierge and the front desk While on Duty in Housekeeping ensure all housekeeping quality standards, policies and procedures are consistently applied. Assist in the daily room inspections to achieve optimal levels cleanliness and maintenance in order to sustain high levels of guest satisfaction. Create work orders and communicate to relevant department to ensure the repairs and made in a timely manner. Follow-up is essential Coordinate activities with other hotel departments in order to facilitate increased levels of communication and guest satisfaction Provide ongoing training and support to front desk supervisor and agents. Attend guest relation functions Give direction and be responsible for the implementation of plans. Monitor plans’ effectiveness and introduce changes including setting targets, planning and scheduling work and performance

Secondary high school education At least 2 years experience in Managerial positions or 5 years in a supervisory position is preferred Previous hospitality experience is preferred.

HOUSEKEEPING MANAGER

Sales Clerk To work Monday thru Saturday 10am -6pm salary $5.00 per hour.

contact 243-4350

Domestic Worker

– salary $5.00 per hour Must be able to clean Applicants must be physically fit, reliable and hardworking Application deadline 28th May, 2011

Contact 241-0777

7009

GENERAL MANAGER

indicators that are typically productivity and efficiency measures

6986

The Sands is now accepting applications/résumé for the following positions. Only highly self-driven & motivated, personable and professional individuals, who have the desire to serve others, need apply:

Emily Forbes Kew North Caicos

Responsibilities

Provides supervision in maintaining the established standards of cleanliness, the orderly and attractive conditions on guest floors, public and employee areas. Executes the Housekeeping Department’s working rules and regulations set forth by the Executive Housekeeper. Helps monitor and maintain a healthy and safe environment for both guests and employees. Conducts and keeps records of goods received, staff schedules, inventories and cleaning projects for guest rooms and public areas. Familiarizes him /her self and carries out policies and procedures established by the Sands at Grace Bay. Carries out the following routine assignments Requirements Education: A secondary school diploma is an asset Experience: Minimum of one year experience as an Housekeeping Manager is required

HOUSEKEEPING SUPERVISOR Responsibilities:

Ensures maximum efficiency in the performance of Housekeeping attendants in guest rooms and surrounding areas Familiarizes him / her self with and carries out the policies and procedures of the Sands at Grace Bay. Offers all possible assistance to guests, initiates corrective action on complaints regarding guest room service. Evaluates and periodically updates the Executive Housekeeper about the performance of Housekeeping attendants. Recommends appropriate action such as disciplining and commendation.

Requirements:

High school diploma Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace. Must be able to read and write to facilitate the communication process. Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written. Must possess basic computational ability (word, excel, outlook)

Turks Island citizens only need to apply in person to Tiersa Smith, Human Resources Manager at The Sands Resort located on Grace Bay Road, Providenciales, or e-mail: tsmith@thesandstc.com . Applications must be in by May 20th, 2011.

Is looking for a qualified person to fill the position of

Mason Salary $8.00 per hour Monday thru Friday.

contact 649-243-1257

7005

A & G ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS P.O. BOX 1107 PROVIDENCIALES 231-4619

ELECTRICIANS We have vacancies for electricians interested persons with a minimum of five years experience should submit their resumes to the above address or

to osamsah_473@yahoo.com Salary based on experience

FLOWERGIRL

Is looking for a

Female Driver With own transportation must be able to work from 9am – 3pm

contact 231-3788


May 21 - 27, 2011

TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS

PHONE: (649) 946-4664

BAY BISTRO

Domestic

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

FAX: (649) 946-4661

EMPLOYMENT / SERVICES / NOTICES

FIRST MATE REQUIRED

Is looking for a

Needed: A hardworking person who has the skills and qualifications to perform the duties of a First Mate. Must also be a certified and currently licensed and insured scuba dive master as will need to guide dives for both certified and non-certified divers. Must be excellent in guest relations and

a good swimmer for guidance in water activities, snorkeling etc. Must be prepared to travel frequently aboard vessel and work long hours. Must speak English. Salary is $19,000.00- $22,000.00 a year based on experience. BELONGERS NEED ONLY APPLY.

GRADUATE TEACHER to teach ENGLISH (Language & Literature) at IGCSE and Advanced Level.

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 7029

PO Box 560, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands.

REQUIRED FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 11-12

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.

If you fit the above qualifications please send your resume to the following address:

6964

contact 231-2510

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Suitable candidates will be called for interview.

Turks and Caicos

Weekly News the national newspaper of the turks and caicos islands

ON THE WEB tcweeklynews.com

POSITIONS AVAILABLE The Turks and Caicos Islands’ oldest and leading publishing house is in need of additional staff to fill the following posts:

WRITERS / PHOTO JOURNALISTS Candidates must have at least five (5) years experience working full-time for daily newspapers and/or news/features magazines, reporting on hard news, features and parliamentary/court proceedings. Salary paid weekly will commensurate with experience. Position available March 1, 2010

FOR MAGAZINES AND OTHER PERIODICALS GRAPHICS PRODUCTION DESIGNER/PAGINATOR This position requires someone with at least five (5) years experience working with Macintosh or PC computers. Must be skilled in the make-up of advertising and pagination. Proficiency using InDesign, Illustrator and PhotoShop software for print is essential. Some technical, networking and web design knowledge an asset. Salary paid weekly will commensurate with experience. Position available March 1, 2010

REPORTER TRAINEE Preferably a High School graduate or someone with an extremely good command of the English language for court and community reporting. Ability to drive and use a camera a desirable asset. Salary paid weekly will commensurate with experience. Position available March 1, 2010

ADVERTISING SPACE SALES PERSON Candidates must have had actual hands-on experience selling advertising space for newspapers and magazines. Ability to assist clients with the writing of copy for ads and gathering of collateral an asset. Salary is commission based. Position available May 30, 2011 Forward applications to: The Publisher Duncanson Publications Ltd. P.O. Box 52, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands Email: tcnews@tciway.tc NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE Preference will be given to Belongers and Legal Residents Closing date for applications is November 14, 2008


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PHONE: (649) 946-4664

May 21 - 27, 2011

EMPLOYMENT / SERVICES / NOTICES

WANTED • Experienced Senior Manager to handle multiple projects in the private sector must be a college graduate • Must demonstrate competency in the daily management, supervision, co-ordination and completion of projects • Position requires signification administrative and financial responsibilities • Must be an excellent communicator with good computer, planning and administration skills • Salary commensurate with experience Please submit applications to The Manager, P.O. Box 97, Caribbean Place, Providenciales, Fax: 649-946-4564 with a copy to Department of Labor, Providenciales

7023

Is looking for a

Is looking

Worker

For a Restaurant must be able to work 5 days per week. Salary $5.00 per hour.

Contact 241-6608 7039

Cashier • With full knowledge of QuickBooks and Window Microsoft • Must have experience • Must have excellent customer service skills, innovative and honest • Must be willing to work at odd times outside of normal working hours

Contact: 649-941-3721

7040

Domestic

HEAD CHEF

WANTED

REQUIREMENTS: • Must have a Culinary Arts Degree – • Must have a minimum of 7 years industry experience with a strong knowledge of authentic Mexican cuisine • Must have the ability to function on the line in a fast paced, high volume kitchen ability to produce breads, rolls and desserts as required • Must have experience in Ala Carte setting as well as catering on/off premise events • Must enjoy customer interaction and excel at communicating effectively to build a strong team environment • Must be willing to work directly with the owner and management to continue improvements to menu and operations on a daily basis must have leadership experience ability and be able to delegate and train staff as needed • Must be willing to work holidays, nights and weekends, 12-15 hour days physically lift 50+ pounds • The head chef will oversee all aspects of kitchen operations including but not limited to: • Ordering, prep work, expediting, cooking, budget analysis, labor scheduling and cost control, food and waste costs, and have full understanding of health and sanitation in a commercial kitchen environment • Must be computer literate with Microsoft Office

Description Provide assistance to the Operations section and carryout directives consistently while doing repairs to plant equipment and other company assets to ensure the reliable operation and functionality of these equipments. Main Duties • Responsible for the daily cleaning of all Generation office and bathroom facilities, including floors, walls, furnishing, shelves and toilet fixtures. • Responsible for maintaining the floor and trenches around all engines, cleaned and free of dirt, oil and grease. Engine halls and trenches must be cleaned first off in the morning and on a continual basis during the course of the working day. • Responsible for tapping up jacket water systems with chemical additives as directed by the Operations Superintendent. It is also the responsibility of the mechanical laborer to place buckets and oil absorbent pads around any lube oil and/or fuel leaks so that leaks are contained until repairs can be affected by the mechanics. • Responsible for keeping the electrical substation compound free of weeds and vegetation working under the supervision of an electrical technician. • The mechanical laborer is assigned to work with mechanics on completion of his daily plant cleaning routine and provides assistance in cleaning of engine parts and other non skilled work. • The mechanical laborer also provides assistance to the electrical maintenance section in physical and application of chemical sprays to keep the electrical generator component cleaned of dirt and grease. • Ensure compliance to the company’s safety policy and procedures and consistent and proper use of issued personal protective equipment (PPEs) when on the plant site and during the execution of work duties. • Ensure familiarity and fully compliance with the company’s environmental commitment and policy at all times during the execution of daily work activities, with particular emphasis to fuel and lube oil spill prevention. • Report any equipment abnormalities or defects observed during the course of engine service and plant housekeeping activities to the Superintendent or to the designated maintenance team leader. • Operate company vehicles as directed, in a manner consistent with company policy and TCI traffic regulations. • Be properly and neatly attired in the uniform provided and ensure consistent and appropriate use of all personal protective equipment (PPEs) provided when on plant compound or in the execution of assigned duties. • Respond promptly when called by the Superintendent in response to emergencies that may arise outside of regular working hours • Perform other duties as may be assigned and/or required by system contingencies from time to time.

Minimum Requirements • Successful completion of a 4 year high school program is mandatory. • This position requires heavy lifting and hard work therefore an affinity for hard work and excellent physical strength is mandatory. • An affinity for heavy routine work, under a high pressure and noisy industrial environment is a necessary aptitude. • The holder of this position must be highly motivated, a self starter who needs little supervision, and solution oriented. • Excellent Team player qualities and self discipline is mandatory. Compensation • Salary Grade 5: $22,530.00 - $28,160.00 based on qualifications and ability.

7033

the largest readership in the turks & caicos

STAFF VACANCY MECHANICAL LABOURER

Daily Duties • As indicated in weekly plan developed by the Superintendent. • As assigned by Electrical Superintendent or designated team leader from time to time.

Please submit CV/Resumes to Liquid Caicos Ltd. 649-941-8260

VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY!!

PPC LIMITED

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Mechanical Labourer in our Production & Engineering Department, Power Plant on Leeward Highway.

PARTY LAND TCI LTD.

MIRACLE RESTAURANT & BAR

FAX: (649) 946-4661

PPC offers a competitive compensation package for more information contact Human Resources Director Deadline for submission of application is May 27th, 2011. Applicants must submit an up-to-date Resume and a completed PPC Application form to be considered for the position. Please submit to:-

Director, Human Resources PPC Limited P. O. Box 132, Providenciales Email address: jmissick@ppcltd.tc or by fax 941-4304 Website: www.ppcltd.tc


May 21 - 27, 2011

TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS

Quick Step Shoe Repair/ Superior Laundromat Oral Selver Down Town, Provo Telephone: 941-4800

RAFAEL CASTILLO T/A CASTILLO CONSTRUCTION Is looking to fill the following positions:

Shoe Repairman Domestic Worker Labourer

Salary $5.00 per hour.  Only Turks Islanders need to apply. 7031

FAX: (649) 946-4661

EMPLOYMENT / SERVICES / NOTICES

Handyman Labourer Must be able to work 6 days per week Salary $6.00 per hour.

Contact 346-7354

DOMESTIC WORKER REQUIRED

ROBERT SAUNDERS

W.C. SECURITY SERVICES

Is looking for a

Labourer

Sales Person

To work 5 days per week. Salary $200 per week.

To do household duties contact Ricardo James for hourly wages and schedule

244-4712

Royal Jewels

Is looking for a

Must speak proper English 5 days a week. Salary payable at $5.00 per hour. For more information.

contact 241-3737

7025

PHONE: (649) 946-4664

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Contact 649-946-4699

7022

MONA DESMICA Is looking for a

Is looking to fill the following positions:

7041

FINBAR GRANT & ASSOCIATES

MARY HALL Is looking to fill the following positions:

Is looking for a

Security Strategist Security Guard

Cosmetologist To work 6 days per week. Salary $7.00 per hour.

Must be able to work 6 days per week Must have experience Salary $5.00 per hour

Email: islandsolutions@tciway.tc or telephone: 649-231-0242

7038

Contact 946-5759

Labourer Labourer Domestic Worker To work 6 days per week. Salary $5.50 per hour.

Contact 245-4161

7046

To work 5 days per week. Salary $5.00 -$5.50 per hour.

Contact 347-1030

Vacancies Chef de Cuisine

Chef de Cuisine will train and manage kitchen personnel and supervise/coordinate all related culinary activities; estimate food consumption and requisition or purchase food; select and develop recipes; standardize production recipes to ensure consistent quality; establish presentation technique and quality standards; plan and price menus; ensure proper equipment operation/maintenance; and ensure proper safety and sanitation in the kitchen. The Chef must have the ability to manage in a diverse environment with focus on client and customer services are essential to success in this role. Previous experience with control food and labor cost, demonstration cooking, menu development, and pricing and development of culinary team preferred.  The ideal candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree

or related culinary degree with eight or more  years of industry and culinary management experience.  

Overnight Cleaner

Applicant must have one year experience in a five star Resort, knowledge of cleaning process and attention to detail. Applicant must have good communication skills.

Bartender/Mixologist

Applicant must be experienced in mixing and serving drinks in high volume environments, with quality, professionalism and style. Certificate desirable. Applicant must be computer literate and experienced with Micros POS. Good communication and customer service skills.

E-mail Cover letter outlining your interest and supporting experience, along with your resume to hr@Wymara.com.

7050

Must have experience in electronic surveillance equipment, training and organizing security guards, basic investigations, public safety, disaster and rescue Must be able to work 6 days per week Salary $8.00 per hour


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May 21 - 27, 2011

Storm whip Warriors Northern Star in epic rugby shootout ahead after big win Da Conch Shack Men’s Beach Soccer League:

THE STORM edged out the Warriors in a 17-try game of offensive power at the Meridian Field at the Village at Grace Bay last Saturday. The Warriors came out stronger with Greg Louis seamlessly cutting through the Storm’s defence early in the game. The Storm then began to advance into the Warrior’s half, but Louis again retrieved the ball and after putting Ritchie Agenor on the back-foot, scored to double the Warrior’s lead.  Agenor quickly made up for his defensive lapse by providing steady cover for Cardashio Williams after he beat the Warrior’s defence. With Edison Alexander racing after Williams, he (Williams) threw a long pass to Agenor who scored in the corner. After a kick deep into the Warrior’s half, Alexander grabbed the ball and threw a dummy pass that left the Storm guessing. Alexander saw greener pastures ahead and stormed the full length of the pitch for another Warriors’ try. The Storm responded as Adeline Loumia stepped inside Franco Mompremier to reduce the Warriors lead to one score. As the tit-for-tat battle continued

LJ Outten scored five tries to carry the Storm to victory

Mompremier was the next to add his name to the score sheet with a well executed 2 on 1. Agenor then added another try for the Warriors and Mompremier doubled his haul with a diving try in the corner. With halftime approaching Jaebets Jean and Outten both scored for the Storm to level the match. The Warriors appeared to have the edge as they were playing with the wind in the second half, but a

hanging kick-off from Jean fell into the arms of Outten who scored to give the Storm their first lead. The Warriors quickly regrouped and were knocking on the door of the Storm’s try line. The Warriors threw phase after phase of play at the Storm, but the defence appeared to be holding until Williams was judged to be offside and Alexander scored in heavy traffic. The Storm, unhappy with the referees interpretation of the offside line, directed their energy at the Warriors and Outten returned the kick-off straight back up the pitch before quickly scoring another try to give the Storm a 8-6 lead. The Warriors would not relent and Louis seemed to be guaranteed his hat-trick before Agenor provided a try saving tackle just before the try line. With the Storm’s defence scrambling back Alexander took advantage of the confusion and burst over for another try. The Storm tightened their defence and went on to score the final two tries of the game (through Jean and Outten) to secure a 10-7 victory. Man-of-the-match was awarded to Outten for his five try effort.

Sailrock U-13 Boys’ Football League:

Blue Hills’ Sharks move into first place The Blue Hills Sharks moved into first place after the opening games in the “Clausura” portion of the Sailrock U-13 League. They won both their games: defeating the Leeward Knights by 4-2 and overcoming Five Cays FC by the odd goal in 3. Rodrigo Vazques chipped in with 3 goals and “Wilkens” bagged a brace over the two games. In other matches Long Bay Revolution took care of Five Cays FC by the score of 3-1 and had to settle for a hard earned 1-1 draw against the Leeward Knights.  This opening round saw many of the TCIFA Boys Centre of Excellence going up against their colleagues and this provided for tough and entertaining games. The competition resumes this weekend with each team playing two games. MVP for the week was Idlin Beloni. On a sad note, last week’s games sounded the farewell of Karl Shand Snr the much beloved coach in the Association’s boys’ programme. According to Technical

THE DA CONCH Shack Men’s Beach Soccer League completed its fourth round of matches with the Northern Star taking the lead in the standings after an impressive 13-6 victory over previous leaders Provo United. In the game, Northern Star stormed to a 5-0 lead after the first period. Some fancy combination play, kept the side in control until the very end. Chris Bryan led the goal fest (4) with additional goals coming from Steve Wilson (2), Matt Green (2) James Rene (2) Wildens Delva (2) and Jon Flanagan. Syed Hassan and Harry Turbyfield scored twice for United with Steve Kendrew and Jacques Etienne also getting on the score sheet. Northern Star’s blend of experience and youth appears to be paying dividends as they now have won three games in a row.

Bryan was named the most valuable player for the day. Prior to that clash, the Stingray Strikers and Conch Shack Shockers had a tense battle on their hands. The scores were tied 6-6 after the regulation (three periods) which forced the game into extra time. A Luis Turbyfield’s shot then managed to squeeze past Rayan McKnight in goal to give the Stingrays their second win of the season. Goals for the Stingrays were shared out between Turbyfield (2), Bryan Graham, Fritz Evariste, and Phil Shearer (2) whose exquisite volley was perhaps the best goal of the league so far. Nickenson Agelus scored a hat-trick to put himself on top of the goal-scoring table, Wesley Guerrier scored a brace and McKnight added another for the Shockers.

Sailrock U-14 Girls’ Football League:

Five Cays win title The Sailrock U-14 Girls’ League will play its final round of games this weekend but a winner has already been decided. Five Cays FC will be crowned champions. Their 4-1 victory over their closest rivals the Blue Hill Sharks as well as a 1-0 win over Bight United means they have a commanding lead at the top of the table. Yarileny De La Cruz scored three goals for Five Cays and Sydney Lawson and Jeniks Seide added the others. Bight United had a 2-0 win over Leeward

Knights with goals coming from Mykaylor Ellis and Waldine Pierre. In the two remaining games Long Bay Revolution tied 0-0 with the Sharks who also tied 1-1 with the Knights with goals being scored by Juhnee Dickenson and Ruth Julien. Even though Five Cays have won the league the other teams will fight it out for the runner’s up spot this Saturday. MVP for week five was Sydney Lawson of Five Cays FC who attends the BWIC.

Women’s Beach Soccer League:

Predators and Soccer Ballers into final

Karl Shand Snr (behind) has been instrumental in the boys’ football programme. He said his farewells last week.

Director of the TCIFA Matthew Green “Karl was a pillar of virtue, discipline and reliability and was responsible for fine tuning most of the younger players so that they could progress to the Centre of Excellence”. Green added that his “generous

nature was exemplified in his readiness to assist some of the boys in obtaining boots and other equipment. We wish Karl all the best as he makes his sojourn to Jamaica to take up employment there.  He will be sorely missed.”

BOTH THE Caribbean Predators and the Beach Soccer Ballers have qualified for the Women’s Beach Soccer League final on Sunday 29th May, but they were both pushed hard in their respective games at the weekend. In the opening clash the Predators lost 8-5 to the New Wave Warriors. Chanile Butterfield led the attack for the winners (4). She was supported with goals from Coral Pratt (2), Guerline Hall and an own goal. Kadine Delphin scored a hat-trick for the Predators whose other goals were scored by Huesha Hanna and Jessica Lange. The second game promised to be a high scoring affair as the league’s two leading goal scorers: Sarah Cenary

and Christina Hinds were pitched against each other. It was Cenary’s Beach Soccer Ballers however, who claimed the narrow 5-3 victory over a tough All Star Shrimps team. The Ballers held a commanding 4-1 lead going into the final period, but the Shrimps pulled it back to 4-3 before Cenary settled matters with her fifth goal on the day. Christina Hinds (1) and Gillian Vernice (2) were the scorers for the Shrimps. The Shrimps will now meet the Warriors in the third place clash at the end of the month whereas the Predators and Ballers will fight it out to be crowned champions. MVP for the day was Butterfield of the New Wave Warriors.


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