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ROBBER killed in failed heist

British cops arrive in TCI FOUR top-notch British cops jetted into the TCI this week to help nail gun-wielding bandits behind the flurry of armed robberies plaguing Providenciales. PAGE 

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A ROBBER was killed and another left seriously injured after an attempted heist on Providenciales’ Do It Center ended in disaster.

Blaze destroys primary school ‘More work to be done’

KATE Sullivan’s revised constitution recommendations may have triggered vindication among some but from political leaders, the message was clear – there is still more work to be done. PAGE  4

Water sports legend trains enthusiasts

WORLD renowned Hawaiian waterman Dave Kalama spent time in beautiful TCI this week, passing on some of his immense ... PAGE  9

WIPED OUT: An estimated 95 per cent of the Ona Glinton Primary School in Grand Turk was destroyed in the fire

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British cops arrive in TCI Quartet of experts to tackle violent crime By Gemma Handy FOUR top-notch British cops jetted into the TCI this week to help nail gun-wielding bandits behind the flurry of armed robberies plaguing Providenciales. The officers – who have collectively investigated more than 400 homicides in the UK – also hope to nab the culprits of eight unsolved murders since 2003. The team of four falls far short of the 16 personnel requested by TCI police to curtail violent offences. But Governor Gordon Wetherell said it was just the “first installment” of assistance being provided by London to put the boot into crime. Their arrival comes three days after the latest terrifying incident outside the Do It Center when two assailants pounced on a truck transporting the day’s takings. The London Metropolitan Police quartet was accompanied by Deputy Assistant Commissioner Sue Akers who met with media on Tuesday before flying out again that afternoon. The group will only remain in the TCI until Christmas, rather than the two-month period initially hoped for. The Governor said he was pleased Britain’s Home Office department had responded “so quickly and so positively” to the plea for help. “The officers will investigate unsolved cases of violent crime including murder and armed robberies. “They will also be able to look at serious gaps in the force here to identify areas for future capacity

The four officers, who arrived accompanied by Deputy Assistant Commissioner Sue Akers, will assist TCI police until Christmas.

building. “This is a very promising first step and evidence of our commitment to deal effectively with the rise in violent crime to restore the Islands to the crime free or low crime place to which we are used.” He said the officers would also be able to spread their skills to their local counterparts. “They have come out at very short notice and I am grateful to the FCO for funding their deployment,” the Governor added. Commissioner of Police Edward Hall extended a “very warm welcome” to the group which includes a forensic expert. “One of the main reasons we asked for assistance was to have additional experienced senior investigators looking at unsolved murders and robberies and to provide guidance and advice in all aspects,” he told Tuesday’s press conference. The Commissioner had tough words for would-be offenders who he warned risked higher penalties than ever before thanks to forthcoming new legislation.

He urged anyone in illegal possession of a firearm to “do the sensible thing” and hand it in before the current amnesty ends on November 30. “To those who are determined to break the law, I encourage you to desist. We are determined to make it difficult for you. “We now, more than ever, have the support of law abiding citizens throughout the community we serve and it’s our intention to bring you to justice. “If you continue to disobey the law we will be relentless in our efforts to take you to court where you will receive just recompense for your actions.”

Mr Hall also took the chance to thank hard working local police whose efforts, he said, had paid dividends. “Members of the community are now also assisting us by being more forthcoming with information to make these Islands a safer place.” He added: “I believe the TCI is still the best place on earth to live, work, invest, grow up and grow old. “I am sure the law abiding majority will agree we have a duty to remain that way.” Deputy Assistant Commissioner Akers said the London Metropolitan force had been very keen to lend its support. She said the team was “very

experienced” in homicide and other serious crime investigations. “Altogether they have investigated 400 homicides and have a lot of experience in gun crime.” The quartet includes Detective Superintendent Mark Kandiah who has probed around 50 murders during his eight years in senior investigations. Detective Inspector Andy Rees has 28 years’ service with the Metropolitan police and has dealt specifically with homicide cases for 10 years. Detective Sergeant Gail Granville has been a detective for the last 12 years. And forensics expert Clive Lucy has 35 years’ experience in his field. He has also been a crime scene manager for a decade. The short-term assistance is part of a trio of methods to stamp out violent incidents in the TCI. New legislation which will see anyone caught in illegal possession of a gun or convicted of using a firearm to commit a crime jailed for at least five years comes into effect on December 1. Police also recently launched Operation Alpha 2 which focuses on police visibility, crime prevention advice and tackling high crime locations. This year’s budget saw an extra $4m allocated to the force to boost recruitment. Four UK officers were taken on in June and 16 new cadets are due to complete their training next month, taking the total number of police to 232.

‘More work to be done’ Political leaders not satisfied with revised constitution recommendations By Gemma Handy

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KATE Sullivan’s revised constitution recommendations may have triggered vindication among some but from political leaders, the message was clear – there is still more work to be done. Proposals to allow the Governor to retain the power to veto new legislation and override Cabinet decisions have sparked consternation from PDM leader Doug Parnell. He told the Weekly News he believed full internal self-government should be the way forward in a modern democracy. And despite the reform leader abandoning provisions which may have seen some PRC holders entitled to vote, PNP leader Clayton Greene insists the report does not go far

“Under no circumstances should PRC holders have the right to vote” – Clayton Greene.

“We want the Governor out of Cabinet” – Doug Parnell.

enough. Ms Sullivan was appointed by London earlier this year to scrutinise the 2006 constitution and devise methods for beefing up checks and balances on those entrusted with running the country’s affairs. Her ensuing recommendations have prompted widespread contention and debate among the various sectors of the community.

Her second draft report, released last week, revealed a significant backtrack on some of Islanders’ principle grievances. They also include a u-turn on her previous stance that the Deputy Governor’s appointment be based purely on merit. She now states the role should be limited to Belongers continued 


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Robber killed in failed heist By Gemma Handy

A ROBBER was killed and another left seriously injured after an attempted heist on Providenciales’ Do It Center ended in disaster. Masked assailants who pounced on a truck transporting the store’s takings last Friday were hit by a hail of bullets in front of horrified witnesses. The pair had apparently been lying in wait for the vehicle behind a wall at the shop’s Leeward Highway entrance when the events unfolded shortly after 4.30pm. Bystanders said the robbers forced the silver pick-up to stop before ordering the two security guards out and frisking them for weapons. But after the attackers jumped in the vehicle and tried to drive away, one of the guards produced an undetected gun from the back of his trousers and opened fire. The man in the passenger seat was badly wounded almost instantly while the driver was able to pull away with the guard in hot pursuit and still shooting. An eyewitness told the Weekly News she was standing at a cash register inside the store when the commotion started. “All of a sudden people started screaming and running in through the store, past the counters, towards the back. “A security guard and couple of other people went to the door. I don’t know why but I went to the door too. “I was standing between the two sets of glass doors and saw a silver pick-up truck driving up towards the highway. “The security guard was running after them and shooting straight for the cabin.”

The eyewitness, who asked not to be named, said the truck’s getaway was momentarily stalled by another vehicle attempting to enter the side road leading into the Do It Center. “The security guard just stood behind the back of the truck and carried on shooting. The customer coming in turned around and drove away. That cleared the way for the robbers to take off again. “The security guard was running after them as they turned left towards the airport. He hailed a car passing by, jumped in it and followed them.” She said three police cars arrived on the scene within seconds. “It was fabulous how fast they came. “I got in my car and drove towards the back of the store towards the lumber yard as I thought that road would not be blocked. “I didn’t get that far because it turned out that’s where the robbers were headed.” She then saw the truck had stopped sideways across the street. “All the doors were open and all the police were standing around. The truck must have turned off at First Caribbean roundabout and gone that way past Tibor’s Machine Shop.” The witness described the incident as “very, very surreal”. “When something like that happens, you are thinking, am I really watching someone get shot? “There must have been 20 people standing watching. The general view was, thank God it was not an innocent person getting shot, it was actually the robbers themselves. “The majority of people were saying it serves them right.” Tibor Gula, of Tibor’s Machine Shop, was at work when he heard

The robbers apparently laid in wait behind a wall at the Do It Center entrance.

gun shots. “Five or 10 minutes later I saw a pick-up truck with a blown out tyre driving about five miles an hour. “It bumped into another vehicle coming out of the Do It Center’s back entrance. A load of cops showed up and surrounded them.” As he looked on, one of the officers called over and asked to borrow Mr Gula’s own truck. “I backed up to the vehicle and the cops carefully pulled a guy out of the pick-up and laid him in the back of my truck.” Mr Gula then drove to the hospital with the injured man and a handful of police in the back of his vehicle. “It looked like something off a movie, exciting but shocking,” he said. “The guy seemed to be in and out of consciousness, he was able to flex his arms a little, he didn’t have a shirt on.

‘More work to ... continued

only, following outrage in the community. Neither would the Governor be entitled to prorogue the House of Assembly as previously proposed. Mr Parnell said the revised document was a “step forward” but he was still not satisfied. “There is still more negotiating to be done, Britain’s position is still not one we can agree with wholeheartedly. “We want the Governor out of Cabinet and we will continue to negotiate for that. “We have to be able to run our own country while Britain merely provides oversight.” The PDM leader is calling for

what he dubs a ‘national conversation’ and appealed for Islanders to attend public meetings to voice their views on the major issues currently affecting the country. “Our people must hold governments accountable,” he said. “We are now governed by an interim administration headed by Governor Gordon Wetherell and CEO Mark Capes. “The responsibility of governance is theirs but the obligation is ours to see that they get it right. “We, the people of this country, must see ourselves as an oversight body as we are the ones that will remain when the reins of our country are handed over and power is returned to the people.” Mr Greene welcomed Ms

Sullivan’s “concession” on some issues. “I believe that on matters like a Belonger Deputy Governor there was not much choice.  “We must go a step further because that office should be retained for those Belongers who did not acquire their status through grant.  “We should not apologise for making that stipulation.” He said further work was needed on potential changes to the electoral system. Ms Sullivan proposes that the six inhabited islands elect one member each. The remaining nine ‘at large’ members would be chosen from the whole country using a mathematical formula to ensure proportion in the House of Assembly.

“It looked like someone may have stitched his wounds up, I saw a couple of holes in his body. “As soon as I pulled up to the hospital there were half a dozen people in white waiting for us. They hoisted him off and wheeled him in. “Right behind me was an ambulance with the other guy inside.” Meanwhile, traffic backed up for several hundred metres along Leeward Highway and Glass Shack Road as the drama unfolded. The robbers are both believed to be illegal Haitian immigrants. The store's cash was recovered. Interhealth Canada TCI’s chief nursing officer, Kathleen Bree, said: “Just before 5pm on Friday November 19, two men were brought to the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre. “They arrived in separate civilian vehicles and under police guard. “Both were admitted to the

emergency department suffering serious gun shot wounds to their heads and upper bodies. “Doctors and medical staff administered advanced and prolonged treatment, however one of the two men was pronounced dead shortly after 7pm. “The second victim was transferred to the high dependency unit.” Ms Bree told the Weekly News on Wednesday that the  patient was no longer in a critical condition. “However he remains  on the high dependency ward where his condition is now described by doctors as serious but stable.” Press liaison officer, Inspector Calvin Chase, confirmed that the patient was technically in police custody with no charges yet laid. Neither have charges been laid against the security guard who has been quizzed for his version of events.

She claims this would boost “equality of voting power” and provide less opportunity for “influencing and intimidation”. Mr Greene said: “We cannot allow the desire of the administration to change the system to overtake the necessity of ensuring that the resultant system is inherently fair.  “It is difficult to support elections to a single House by different means. This is a fundamental difficulty.  “Since the right of every member in the House is equal, so too should be the method by which they obtain membership.” He also chided the wording of the section relating to possible extension of the voting franchise. “I would have wanted to see it made clear that under no circumstances would PRC holders have the right to vote.  “I am not sure that that is made clear in the revised recommendations.”

The PNP leader added: “The matter of the constitution has to be a negotiated process and the sooner the administration accepts that nothing less than a negotiated constitution will enjoy the support of the people, the sooner we can get on with the process of negotiating the document.” Comments from the public are still being sought on the revised recommendations which can be read in full at http:// turksandcaicosislands.fco.gov.uk/ en/news/ Opinions must be received by January 14. UK Ministers will consider the report and a draft constitutional order will be prepared. This will be put out for further consultation before British Ministers decide on the final version to be submitted for the Queen’s Assent.


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

Kate’s red pen job WITH the release of Kate Sullivan’s revised recommendations on constitutional change, we asked readers for their views. They include backtracks on allowing some PRC holders to vote and a provision which could have seen a non Belonger appointed Deputy Governor. Neither would the Governor be entitled to prorogue the House of Assembly as initially suggested. He would however retain the power to veto new legislation and override Cabinet decisions. Alterations to the way MPs are elected, the protection of Crown land and the establishment of various watchdogs are also among the 51 suggestions for change.

Votes imperative is absolutely imperative that the new

“It constitution call for and enable all TCI citizens to vote. For anyone holding  ‘citizenship’ of the Turks & Caicos Islands, that status must be automatically associated with the right for that person to vote. “Anyone holding  citizenship should  be automatically considered to be outside of immigration control. “That would allow a citizen to be free to enter and leave the country (now not part of those rights as far as I am aware), and to work freely in any capacity. “Anything other than the above makes a mockery of a Turks & Caicos Islands passport and status as such.”

Watchdogs essential

“Changes to the election process and watchdog mechanisms and reporting on how/why /what the government is doing (in the future) are vital to protect us from the disaster that the Mike Misick administration caused. And the problems (more land give aways, bribery etc) that the previous PDM administration brought about. “Think how much simpler and more transparent the voting process would be if we did not have electoral boundaries to grumble about and everyone could vote for each candidate.   “Then those candidates would actually have to prove they are capable, honest, clear-headed - to the entire country, not just their buddies in the ‘hood. “It is clear that the voting process must be changed, to allow some of those who are currently not Belongers, to vote.   “Since that is a huge issue with a handful of folks here, then it seems that the process of becoming a Belonger must be clarified and then utilised, so that long time residents, who really do live here, can become a part of the voting public.   “To remain with the current number of people eligible to vote, considering they constitute less than a third of the total population, is a travesty.”

Eco tourism

“I think she has good intentions but that doesn’t do the average person any good. “In order to stop poverty it is important to understand that people and the Government need to be more self-sufficient. “The way you do that is by offshore wind power. Tax incentives by the Government need to develop a resource that is sitting right under the noses of everyone. “Homes need solar and wind power of their own and a second meter to put power back into the grid. “Cheap power is used to attract commercial business from Florida and other countries. Offer cheap power and jobs will come. “TCI can thrive with the right power and tax combination if they encourage foreign investments in this area. “Best of all it’s cool to be green and that could

be used to attract tourists.”

Oversight needed

“If these Islands ever expect to grow themselves to a point that they can be an independent country, the people need to look at a cohesive, serious and firm but fair immigration policy.  “The consistent exclusion of immigrants who are contributing greatly to the growth and success of these Islands is 1950s thinking.   “Simply: we need more ‘citizens’! The major problem with expanding the voting franchise seems to be that the would-be leaders have no idea how to appeal to a voter that they are not related to by blood or marriage!  “They would actually have to perform in office, instead of coasting and stealing as much as they can! “As an alternative to not expanding the franchise, the next best thing is stringent controls on election ‘donations’, Crown land allocations and political pork barrelling in general.    “However, once those controls are in place, will the FCO go back to its usual inattention?  “If so, we really don’t need a new constitution as, if it is not monitored and enforced by Mother England, it is a complete waste of everyone’s time.  “No matter what is written down, if the FCO doesn’t care what happens here, we are doomed to repeat the past!”

Be patient “I fully support the changes and will maintain that

it was a consultative process so to all the persons who sought to disrupt the meetings with their rude behaviours, they accomplished nothing. “It is only through negotiations that we will be able to accomplish the changes we need to make our country better. “So to all the agitators – patience my friends, patience. We will come out of this better off.”

Good compromise

“I am pleased that Kate Sullivan listened to reason and did not agree to the silly idea of widening the franchise to allow non Belongers to vote.   “It is taken that former PNP Ministers have already illegally and improperly widened the franchise by selling so many Belongerships and Permanent Residency Certificates. “It surely affected the outcome of the 2007 elections and signalled that Turks & Caicos Islanders do not really care about their country if Ministers could have done this and still win elections by such huge margins.    “I do not have a big issue with a Belonger or non Belonger being Deputy Governor. This begs a few questions: whether the Deputy Governor makes policy or fights for Belongers in the House. The answer is no.  “What we need is a Minister who is not in charge of the public service – that would be disaster – but responsible Ministers who can go to Parliament and fight for the rights of civil

servants.   “Let the Public Service Commission run the public service. This symbolic crap only leads to trouble.   “Proroguing the House of Assembly is no big deal as long as it is the duly elected Premier, unlike the improperly elected former Premier Mike Misick, who can instruct the Governor to prorogue or dissolve.  “The question of governance ought not to arise in this context. Governors are supposed to follow the advice of Ministers and should do so where Ministers are following the law.   “They are supposed to say ‘hell no’ to Ministers when Ministers sell land illegally in the national parks, write letters to themselves, build hospitals for 10 times the value, sell thousands of Belongerships and PRCs, sell the people out, take 200 acres of land on Salt Cay for $1 an acre, tax the people and rip them off.   “Yes the Ministry of Finance under Floyd Hall was a joke and there is need for 10 oversight committees to watch and count the people’s monies.   “Yes Crown land is already in the constitution but there should be more laws defining the nature and extent of how Crown land should be allocated.   “I would have loved the Governor to veto the NHIP ordinance because it was a massive rip off of the people. Where the public cries out, show the laws unfair, they should be repealed or never come into effect. “The proposals on how MPs are to be elected cannot work. They should not be accepted.   “But the revised recommendations are brilliant.  At the end of the day TC Islanders will not be dealing with the Governor but the Ministers who will be elected in future.   “Laws need to be put in place to keep them in check because what the last set of Ministers did was to destroy this country, rip it off, enrich themselves, hurt our reputation and set TCI back another 20 years. “Too much power was given to the irresponsible, immature kids we had from 2003 to 2006 calling themselves Ministers. “I like this compromise.  It is something to work with.”

Second class citizens “I am very glad to see the standing down

on enlarging the franchise.  Turks Islanders/ Belongers need to be able to make their vote count and it is important not to dilute their voting capability.  “The last thing we want for TCI is the indigenous population being second class to an expatriate population.  “The same goes for the Deputy Governor, this post must be held by a Belonger.  It is right to have checks and balances and certainly a much tighter rein on the finances and Crown land will be welcome.  “The proposal to elect MPs will be good if it can break the two party system which apparently does not work here and allow independent members to look after their constituencies and not be dictated by party politics, however I am not optimistic this will happen.”

Alarming abuse

“Some revisions of the initial proposal were warranted. The most controversial area – enlargement of the franchise to include PRC holders – probably deserved further study, however. “If, as Ms Sullivan proposes, the pathway to Belongership is more clearly defined (and if the process is equitably administered), so that deserving PRC holders can acquire the right to vote, there should be no need to give them that

right now. “Unfortunately, I have no confidence that this will ever happen given the way the process of awarding residency certificates and Belongerships has been handled thus far and the paranoia many native Islanders have about expats. “The brutal fact is that expat investment and initiative is largely responsible for modernising the country and is indispensible to its future. “Those expats who have made these contributions and have also made the TCI their home deserve a say in the country’s future. “As a long time vacation home owner who has no wish to become either a PRC holder or a Belonger, I’d also like to see the current political system tempered a bit by some voices that aren’t bound to the two existing political parties. “This isn’t to suggest that TC Islanders shouldn’t have the main voice but there clearly needs to be more independent thinking. “The abuse heaped on Lillian Misick and other members of the consultative forum by both political parties for supporting some of the interim Government’s initiatives is alarming. “The fact that Michael Misick almost succeeded in regaining leadership of the PNP and still wields considerable influence, is absolutely frightening. “It seems that anything new is viewed with suspicion and no one ever learns from the mistakes of the past. “Why not some new blood and new thinking in the electorate?”   UK paying attention “She was asked if the change in government

in the UK would have any effect on what she recommends. Now it appears it has. “The new UK Government must be paying attention to what has been said by Caricom, the UN, the TCI petitions and the notes she took from the populous during the meetings that were not closed down by those spouting off. “The spouting off probably cancelled the next round of meetings so we lost our voice. Act reckless and you get nowhere. “More work needs to be done but we wonder what chance we have of making any more changes without more meetings. “Write Hon. Bellingham. Will those who attacked Ms Sullivan and the Governor take time to write the FCO Minister? I doubt it.”

Nothing to celebrate

“Kate’s revised report has adjusted slightly but is nothing to sing home about. I read the document and was not impressed.  “She is still insisting that the right to automatic trial by jury in criminal cases in the Supreme Court be removed, contrary to the wishes of the majority of the populous and the Turks and Caicos Bar Association, abolishing the current voting system, empowering the Governor to directly control the implementation of the permanent secretaries, heads of department and Deputy Governor and also the disciplinary or removal powers of same, making the need for the Public Service Commission powerless. “To my surprise she still insists that Belongership should be granted after five years of holding a PRC, a recommendation that persons objected to resoundingly.”

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Blaze destroys primary school By Rebecca Bird AN IMMENSE fire raged through Ona Glinton Primary School in Grand Turk on Sunday completely destroying nine classrooms and displacing staff and students indefinitely. Firefighters, police and residents all tried desperately to control the blaze inside the West Road building but despite their efforts the flames engulfed the government school leaving close to 95 per cent in ruins. On Monday Deputy Director of Education Mark Garland said that the country had lost one of its most historic buildings and “most prized” centres of learning. “[It was] a place which once provided opportunities for us to create intelligent, resourceful and law abiding citizens. “A place which has contributed to my personal development and I’m sure to the development of some of you here. “I guess by now there are many questions running through our minds, and a feeling of despair, anger and confusion is somewhat natural. “The question of where do we go from here, is one such inquiry, and the thought of how do we begin to rebuild what has been destroyed can certainly control the anguish we may all be feeling.” Early on Sunday afternoon just after 1pm onlookers first noticed there was something awry at Ona Glinton Primary School, known

formerly as North School, when they saw smoke billowing from the school block. Ten firefighters were immediately called to the scene and used several water trucks, pumps and even buckets of water in a desperate attempt to extinguish the blaze. Station officer Shirley-Ann Carter told the Weekly News that the fire was extremely difficult to put out. “The fire was in the roof,” she said, “and every time we tried to put it out it spread to the next block.” She said that a number of members of the community assisted the firefighters in extinguishing the blaze which took five hours to completely put out. Nine classrooms were completely wiped out in the fire leaving just a charred mess of breeze blocks and twisted metal. The remains of filing cabinets, chairs, desks, books and school work can still be seen among the charred rubble. As well as the classrooms, the computer lab, the guidance counsellor’s office, music room, physical education office and the canteen – an estimated 95 per cent of the school building – were destroyed. The damage caused by the fire has led to the entire school population of 320 children plus staff being displaced. No classes were held this week Ms Carter said that the source of the fire has not yet been determined but the incident is under investigation. Following the blaze a working group

A SAD DAY: The remains of filing cabinets, chairs and desks can be seen in the charred rubble

was immediately set up to discuss plans for rebuilding the school. The group comprises of staff from the Ministries and Departments of Education, Finance and Works. They held their first meeting in Grand Turk on Monday and details will soon be released to the public. A press statement from the government’s Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture said that the news of the blaze was received with “deep regret and sadness”. “Please be assured however, that despite this setback the ministry is committed to making education its priority and will, in the shortest possible time, announce the necessary strategies to have our students and teachers back in a safe working environment.” It continued: “We wish to thank officers of  the fire and police

departments who worked assiduously to contain the fire. “To all the teachers, parents, past and present students and other community members who in whatever way, contributed to ensuring that no further damage was done we express sincere thanks.” A number of strategic meetings have already been held with principal Gwen Harvey and vice principal Rhoda Williams, administrators, parents and staff to discuss how to move forward. In addition pupils and staff members from Ona Glinton Primary School have been provided with counselling sessions to help reduce any mental and or emotional stress and facilitate a return to normalcy. The ‘Return to Happiness Programme’, which was hosted by UNICEF, the Red Cross, and local

guidance counsellors, began on Monday with the administrative, teaching and ancillary staff. A statement from the department of education read: “Many of the teachers lost priceless items and were still in a state of shock. “During the sessions, they were encouraged to express their feelings, concerns, anxieties and hopes using different genres of communication.” The children also enjoyed special days filled with art and crafts, games, drama and storytelling. PDM leader Doug Parnell offered his condolences to staff and pupils at the primary school this week. He said he was “deeply saddened” by the immense loss to the education system. “These students and their families affected by the loss of their school must be comforted and consoled and we are pleased by the response of the Ministry of Education in providing these services.” Mr Parnell said he had been in touch with Director of Education Edgar Howell to express his desire to help contribute financially to the rebuilding process. “We encourage all people who care about the Turks and Caicos Islands who are capable, to help with this process of retuning normalcy to the lives of the Ona Glinton family. “Our hope is that all of us can come together and make our contribution to help restore the school to its former status as a pillar in the foundation of our educational system.”

‘No alternative’ to axing juries By Gemma Handy AXING the automatic right to a jury trial in criminal cases was given the go ahead because of the lack of a suitable alternative solution. Reform leader Kate Sullivan said she remained unconvinced there was any choice but to dispense with juries in exceptional cases to ensure justice. Her revised recommendations for constitutional change, released last week, showed no shift in stance on the contentious topic. Ms Sullivan’s comments came hours before the Governor gave his official assent to the Trials Without Jury Bill 2010. The legislation came into force last Thursday. The issue has provoked a wave of protest since first touted following the Commission of Inquiry. Ms Sullivan told media concerns had been raised in the past about the impartiality of juries. She said no viable alternative to getting rid of them in certain cases had been suggested. “I did not get a solution to that problem during the consultation

period. “That’s why the recommendation has not changed – there is not a solution that has been reported.” Among her 51 revised proposals for reform remains the recommendation to amend section six of the 2006 constitution to remove the automatic right to a trial by jury in criminal cases heard in the Supreme Court. Consultative forum members were fiercely divided on the matter at their November 9 meeting with six voting for and six against the proposal. It was carried after ex officio members, public service chief Mark Capes, Attorney General Huw Shepheard and permanent secretary for finance Delton Jones, lent their support to the Bill. Governor Gordon Wetherell has since condemned the tumult among those present on the day. He said members had been faced with a “difficult decision” following the “hostile reaction” to the Bill by a “vocal minority”. “Sadly, some of those members who voted in favour of the Bill were subsequently subjected to deplorable

abuse, tantamount to intimidation, by a small group of individuals,” he said in a statement. “Furthermore, I find it disturbing that some people were able to use a public radio show to insult forum members. This is deeply distressing and reflects badly on the territory.   “Such behaviour sits uncomfortably with the values which Turks and Caicos Islanders rightly take pride in.” The Governor said forum members dedicated much of their time to meetings. “Their recommendations provide a valuable contribution to the Government in its efforts to restore the TCI’s governance after years of maladministration. “To carry out their roles effectively, members of the forum must be free to express their views candidly and without fear of retribution,” he added. Axing juries in certain cases was originally suggested in February 2009 when lawyers for former Premier Michael Misick argued that the ex leader would not get a fair trial. Prosecutor Helen Garlick also

deemed it extremely difficult to empanel an impartial jury given the volume of publicity generated by the Commission of Inquiry. The provision will not be limited to proceedings emanating from the corruption probe but to any case where a fair trial is regarded impossible. Those in favour of the move say it is vital to ensure justice, given the country’s tiny pool of potential jurors and that it will only be used in exceptional circumstances. They also say the majority of cases are already heard by a lone magistrate. But it has sparked outrage among some who feel that being tried in front of one’s peers is a fundamental civil liberty and a democratic right. The Bar Association is among those to denounce the measure. An official statement said jury trials had been a right for more than a century. The Association also said the wording of the legislation was too vague and that it was being enacted without proper consultation. “There has been no analysis done, no wide consultation and no

Governor Gordon Wetherell condemned “deplorable abuse” and “intimidation” shown to those who voted in favour of the Bill.

investigation to mandate the drastic action of removing the privilege of trial by jury.” The statement continued: “We are strongly and entirely opposed to this Bill. Trial by jury is a keystone of our democracy and an essential safeguard against injustice.” Mark Capes, head of the public service, previously said there would be recourse for appeal through the Court of Appeal where cases would be heard by a team of three judges. The automatic right to trial by jury was axed in England in 2003 after four years of debate.


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Calls for ‘national negotiation’ with UK By Gemma Handy

ISLANDERS are being urged to express their views on all issues affecting the country as part of a “national negotiation” with Britain. A series of public meetings will be staged across the TCI over the next few weeks to gauge opinions on crime, education, tourism, the constitution and the economy, among others. The PDM-inspired initiative is being spearheaded by consultative forum member Sharlene CartwrightRobinson, with a number of leading luminaries from both sides of the political fence also on board. Attorney Ms Cartwright-Robinson said it was time to “match heads with heads instead of butting heads”. “We can’t continue to say ‘no, no, no’ without saying what we do want,” she told the Weekly News. “All over the country, everyone is talking and having their own little conversations. We want to pull it all together and take this dialogue somewhere meaningful.” Experts in the various fields will be invited to address the meetings. And members of the public will be encouraged to make their own recommendations for improvement at this pivotal point in the country’s

history. British dignitaries are also being urged to attend in order to appraise public opinion. In addition, surveys will be conducted at homes and other venues in a bid to gather as many views as possible. Ms Cartwright-Robinson said it was vital for Islanders to take their role as partners in the ongoing reform process seriously. “Over the past year, we have not heard much of the British plans but have seen a lot put into place and many times without our consent or consultation.” She continued: “We cannot continue to reject only but must offer solutions and recommendations for our country’s road map ahead. “Please, I am urging us to take this exercise seriously and make every effort to attend and represent our views and beliefs for the future of our country and the path it should take. “We are simply trying to take those ongoing discussions to one central place and send it to where it really matters.” A schedule of meetings will be released next week. At the end of the process, a document will be compiled and presented to the Governor, British Ministers and the TCI All

Party Parliamentary Group. PDM leader Doug Parnell’s calls for a ‘national conversation’ followed advisory council steps to ensure recommendations made by the all-native All Party Constitutional Commission are officially considered alongside those made by Londonappointed Kate Sullivan. “This coming together can produce a more harmonious document for all Turks and Caicos Islanders to consider as a point of negotiation with UK Ministers,” Mr Parnell said. “No changes can be embedded unless we agree as a people for them to become a part of us.” The leader said views were being sought from bars, beauty salons, under ‘the tree’, business places, government quarters, political parties, churches and assimilated residents. “Whether we like it or not we are in a national negotiation with HMG. We cannot ever divorce ourselves from our current situation through wishful thinking or political pronouncements of independence and we must be active participants in real time with real solutions in placing TCI back on its feet and restore our democracy and our glorious country under God.” Mr Parnell said Islanders must play a part in achieving the necessary

“milestones” ahead of general elections. “Whilst we acknowledge that there are instances of competing powers, we make it clear that there are topics that are not contentious and ought to be the position of the

majority of the stakeholders of this country. “I invite all Turks and Caicos Islanders and residents alike to come out and join the national conversation on areas that are crucial to us as a people,” he added.

Former Premier’s pilot facing jail By David Tapfer A FORMER pilot to ex Premier Michael Misick is facing years behind bars after being found guilty of endangering lives of passengers on a chartered jet. Guyanese national Michael Brassington was found guilty on nine charges in a USA court and may have to serve from five to 20 years for the offences aboard his Challenger Jet. On take-off from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey on February 2 2005, the jet failed to lift off and left the end of the runway, crashing through steel barriers on to a highway seriously injuring automobile passengers. Apparently the plane was overloaded with fuel and was too heavy to lift off. Numerous

charges were filed against the pilot who heads the charter company operating the plane. These also included defrauding passengers and not following regulations of the Federal Aviation Authority. Brassington piloted the Gulfstream Jet which carried Mr Misick and then wife LisaRaye McCoy to and from the US during the years Misick headed the TCI Government. Misick’s local pilot, RichieArthur, is also being investigated over an alleged land flip deal involving Crown land in Providenciales. Arthur is accused of buying a site in Long Bay Hills in January 2008 at a Belonger discounted rate of $50,000. Two months later he apparently sold the parcel to a developer for a massive $1.35m – an illicit windfall gain of $1.3m.


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Kalama Kamp is a hit

– Water sports legend trains enthusiasts By Rebecca Bird

WORLD renowned Hawaiian waterman Dave Kalama spent time in beautiful TCI this week, passing on some of his immense knowledge and expertise to a group of keen enthusiasts. The legendary big wave surfer and windsurfer focused on his third love, stand up paddle boarding, during an intensive week long camp. Run in conjunction with eco adventure company Big Blue Unlimited at Club Med, the camp gave eager participants all the information, skills and experience they needed to progress in the rapidly growing sport. And it was all under the watchful eyes of Kalama Kamp instructors Dave, partner Brody Welte, John Denney and Big Blue Unlimited co-owner Philip Shearer. “There are a lot of instructors out there and it’s not that hard to get a board and go down wind,” Dave told the Weekly News during an exclusive interview, “but in the end, what makes us really unique is the personalities involved.” Dave Kalama’s fervour for watersports began at a young age. His father Ilima Kalama, the 1962 world-champion surfer and a lifelong outrigger canoe paddler, had always encouraged him to get in the water. Dave soon became a competent waterman, enjoying swimming and a variety of board sports, but it was not until he attended a community college outside Sacramento, California, that his passion really grew. “At the beginning of the school year I had met a guy who also was into windsurfing,” he wrote recently on his online blog. “We would go down to Rio Vista and windsurf together. I learned how to water start and if I could get my fins a couple feet out of the water, I was killing it. “On the non-windy days  I would read Windsurf Magazine and dream about windsurfing Ho’okipa like the rest of the windsurfing world. “I must have watched ‘Tradewinds’ 100 times thinking how lucky the guys in the video were to be windsurfing in those warm blue waters of Maui.” Then one day he received

a phone call from his mother who asked him to come and visit her and his father in Kauai, Hawaii. On his flight over there his plane stopped off at Maui to let some passengers off and Dave fell in love. “That little internal voice that every once in a while, speaks to you, and it said loud and clear: ‘This is where you belong.’ “It was one of the most clear moments I’ve ever had in my life, where I didn’t need to waffle back and forth, or weigh all my options, I knew where I belonged.” After finishing school Dave sold everything he owned and headed to Maui to begin a life dedicated to the water. He arrived at 12.30pm on July 2, 1985, and by 2pm he was windsurfing off the beautiful coast of Sprecklesville. “Then things gelled together,” he told the Weekly News. “It started out as a passion and it grew into a profession within a year. “Within three years I was at the top of the profession in terms of wave riding.” Dave is credited with the co-development of tow-in surfing, along with celebrity waterman Laird Hamilton, Darrick Doerner, and Buzzy Kerbox. Over the years his skills have also featured in a number of movies including the opening sequence of the James Bond film ‘Die Another Day’. “It was a great experience – really a lot of fun,” he said. “We were two and a half full days on the water, getting in when the sun comes up and getting out when it goes down. “It was probably more waves than I’ve ever ridden in a one day period.” Dave has also featured in surf movies: Riding Giants, Stepping the Liquid, All Aboard the Crazy Train and Water Man. And he recently met his hero Clint Eastwood while doing water based stunt work on his 2010 film ‘Hereafter’ staring Matt Damon. Dave describes stand up paddle boarding as a “combination of two sports I love – out rigger canoe paddling and surfing”. He and Laird were some of the first stand up paddlers to promote the “rebirth” of the sport which is now dubbed the

READY FOR ACTION: A group of keen enthusiasts were given the information, skills and experience they needed to progress in the rapidly growing sport

fastest growing water sport in the world. In October 2006, Dave and Laird biked and paddled the entire Hawaiian Island chain - more than 450 miles - in a week. Their feat was featured on Don King’s film ‘A Beautiful Son’ in support of those afflicted with autism. Last year Dave and his good friend and water sports enthusiast Brody Welte decided that they wanted to share their skills with others and set up the Kalama Kamp in Maui. “It’s like giving someone a Christmas gift. When you see them smile or catch a wave you feel proud you gave that to them,” Dave said. He had already visited Turks and Caicos and decided it was the perfect spot in which to expand their business. They hooked up with Philip from Big Blue Unlimited who was extremely enthusiastic about the venture and this week they held their first TCI Kalama Kamp. “This is a great location,” Dave said, “this is perfect – there are so many factors to it that create a very adventurous experience for people.” The seven day camp consisted of a daily morning work out, intensive instruction and a series of adventures on the water. As well as surfing the reef and sand bank waves, participants of all abilities also enjoyed down wind paddles and eco tours. Philip said collaborating with Dave, who is a living legend in terms of big wave riding, was a fantastic experience and he found him “really open and really warm”. “I hope this camp is a spring board for stand up paddle

ADVENTURES: As well as surfing the reef and sand bank waves, participants enjoy down wind paddles and eco tours

boarding in the TCI,” he said. Brody added: “For us to be successful it’s essential that we partner with people like Philip and Big Blue – we would not exist without him.

“It’s essential to have someone that’s well established in the community and who lets people come in and have their experience but leave no trace on the environment.”

Next year’s Kalama Kamp is already in the pipeline with dates to be released soon. Interested participants can call 946 5034 or email info@ bigblueunlimited.com

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

Can politics influence a jury? Dear Editor, I am deeply disappointed in the response from the head of the consultative forum on the decision to pass the bill waiving the automatic right to trial by jury in criminal cases in the Supreme Court. Two things deeply puzzle me. Firstly, if this decision was made to strip us of this fundamental right, stemming out of the hearings of the Commission of Inquiry, as was the popular excuse for introducing the Bill, it was said that the ousted Michael Misick had concerns for his right to a fair trial under the present system. My concern is our 2006 constitution already sought to address this issue. He had a right to petition for a trial by judge and jury or a trial by judge alone. Whichever he deemed more “fair” for his day in court. So why is our right to choose being taken away from the population at large? Why does it seem as if everyone is being punished for the actions of a few? This is a gross miscarriage of justice and an attack on our human rights.

My second point of concern has to do with the chairman of the consultative forum, who saw herself before the courts not long ago in a matter to do with the vehicular accident which took a life. She stood before a jury of her peers and was given what some might have felt was a slap on the wrist at that time. My question to the honorable chairman is do you think that political influence played a role in your court case? If so would you be pleased to say how it impacted your case? Do you think that you got off easy due to your political affiliation or do you think that the sentence of a suspended license was too harsh under the circumstances? You see, my issue is, the fact that you are implying that the Turks and Caicos has never enjoyed a fair judicial system, is not only an insult to all court users, but also to all

the innocent persons and the guilty persons who have had their cases heard over the years. If we use secret ballots, I’m not sure how the jury and judge discern one’s political patronage under the circumstances. Nonetheless it was an untrue and very unjustified and irresponsible statement to make in my opinion. Exactly the reason why the British Government is making the decisions that they are making are unknown, but their true reasons for doing so have not been made clear to the people of the Turks and Caicos. If a constitution is of the people, by the people and for the people, then the people’s voices are not being heard. This recommendation was objected nationwide. The consultative forum should have done what the people wanted and not played into the hands of the Governor who has the reserve powers to make this decisions solely. They should allow him to take the fall on his own and not be used as pawns. Euwonka Selver

Greed will never triumph Dear Editor, I find it almost amusing that the current leader of the PDM seems to have made an about-face in his dealings with the British interim Government. What has happened, did someone have a chat with him and show him that all his talk was just useless? Or did he finally wake up and see the writing on the wall – that politics will never be the same in this country when the UK decides to give the country back. Has the leader  lost that golden opportunity he had to work with the UK, did he over talk himself and come up short, or  has he burnt his bridges? Only time will tell. Hopefully his chosen consultative forum member will help to redeem him. I wondered what took him so long to get her on board his ship rather than those useless ‘shadow Ministers’. Shadows to what? There is no elected government in place so why shadow Minister? Or  did he  finally realise

that  there will never be a two party system anymore so it will be every man for himself and the country at large who will decide the elected officials? Good for you Mr Leader but, to be quite honest, I don’t know if the people of the country and, more so your PDM supporters, will forget your close association with the PNP leadership under the disguise of unity. After all they are the ones that have us in this mess anyway. Everything the PNP has touched has turned into dust, from Grand Turk straight down to West Caicos. We all know that unjust works will never prosper and greed will never triumph. There are still  land matters that have not even come to the surface as yet. I call on SIPT  to look at South Caicos land deals just as they did in Middle Caicos. Even the scholarships that were given out without proper dues are now being looked into. They managed to create a country and led people to believe

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that everything was just free with no responsibility or accountability and, as a result, the country was left broke with huge debts and finances in tatters. But what did the so-called leaders do? Blame the UK. If it was not for the UK to bail us out, we would probably be eating each other by now. Mr Leader my point is this; you have made a 360 turn-around but it may just be too late. The damage has already been done; your Provo branch chairman and your deputy leader have made it worse for you with their words and actions, not to mention the second lady! Maturity, responsibility, accountability, discipline, diplomacy and patience are key words that the British firmly believe in. They will not leave until they have accomplished their mission. Rule Britannia Rule! Sincerely,

Decisive action must be taken

Dear Editor, If you run a charity, a business, a church, a government, the people that support you, support you because they have confidence in you. People have confidence in certain brands and makes because they uphold high standards. Take for example Toyota, this company has a fantastic reputation for quality and durability. Even though Toyota does not provide the most comprehensive warranties for their automobiles people flock to buy them. Why? Because the buyer has confidence in a Toyota product. Now with nations this also is true. People flock to nations because they have confidence in certain things happening within that nation. For example people are now flocking to China, because they have confidence that they can get their products built there in a more affordable manner. People flock to Switzerland to invest money and buy gold, and they do this because they have confidence that the Swiss will keep it safe and sound. Right now people are confident in Panama as a safe haven, with a low cost of living and taxes. On the other side of the picture people leave a nation when there is loss of confidence. A few examples would be: the world saw a mass migration of money and skilled people out of Cuba and Jamaica due to a loss of confidence in the upholding of basic rights within those nations. There is a mass migration of the manufacturing plants out of USA

at this time due to a lack of confidence in the G o v e r n m e n t ’s ability to contain red tape and employee costs.  In order to improve Turks and Caicos we need to analyse the systems within our Government, and where there are weaknesses change them to inspire confidence. I ask my readers to answer the following questions: 1) Are we confident in our justice system to provide quick impartial judgments? 2)  Are we confident that our immigration system is being run to attract those who would bless us and keep out those who would over-run us? 3) Are we confident in our police systems’ ability to capture and restrain evil-doers? 4)  Are we confident in our FSC and its ability to regulate and expand our financial services and solve problems when they emerge? You see people look at these things before they invest in a nation, they ask questions along these lines. At this time these governmental systems I have outlined are being tested, for maybe the first time, and the results of this testing are raising very serious concerns.   Decisive action must be taken by our Governor and his team so as to restore confidence in these systems of government, so that 2011 can be a great year for us here in TCI.   John Wildish

J A Williams

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Christmas fire

safety tips Decorations By George Penn, community fire safety officer THE CHRISTMAS season is fast approaching and each year, around this time, people begin planning for the holiday by purchasing Christmas trees, lights, decorations, candles and lots of other items for their houses. These items would indeed make your house look a lot better but at the same time they pose great danger to you and your family if you don’t know what kind of items to purchase. Here are some tips that would help you to stay safe and enjoy your holiday. Christmas trees If purchasing an artificial tree: Make sure that the tree has the label ‘fire resistant’ on it. This does not mean that it would not catch fire, it means that the tree will resist burning and should extinguish quickly. If purchasing a live tree: Make sure that you buy a fresh one - brittle leaves is an indicator that the tree is dry. Make sure you shake your tree free of dry bristles before bringing it in the house. Cut off a half inch of the trunk of your tree before putting it in water. When choosing a spot for your tree, make sure you do not place it close to heating vents, radiators, fireplace or used electrical outlets.

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FIRE HAZARD: Never decorate your Christmas tree with lit candles Make sure that your tree is not blocking the exit. Make sure that candles and any other source of fire are kept away from the tree at all times. Make sure that your Christmas tree stand is secure and stable. Make sure that you give your tree lots of water and re-fill it everyday. Christmas tree lights When purchasing Christmas lights make sure that: Your lights are listed for the purpose intended. Check each set of lights, new or old, for

Christmas candles • Place candles away from absolutely anything that could catch fire. • Never leave burning candles unattended. • Burn candles only when a responsible adult is overseeing the flames. • Put candles in sturdy holders on a stable surface, well away from drafts, curtains, children and pets. • Blow them out before going to bed.

– Children lucky to survive A TURKS and Caicos-born man killed his girlfriend and shot three of her children, before turning the gun on himself in Miami this weekend. Mark Glinton, 37, gunned down Angelina Jacques just after 11pm on Saturday evening following a domestic dispute inside their North Miami Beach home. He then opened fire on her four children - Ashley, 14, 13-year-old Quentin, Xavier, 10, and two-yearold Christian. Christian’s father Ricardo FilsAime told South Florida news network WSVN that Quentin jumped on top of his son during the shooting to protect his young step-brother from the hail of bullets. The uninjured toddler was reported to have been found wandering near the scene of the crime following the incident. “I’m just praying a lot and trying to keep my composure because she is my baby’s mother,” Mr Fils-Aime said of Angelina.

“I thank God because God has a purpose. For all those listening out there, God has a purpose. You all have to have your faith in God.” Paramedics transported the three injured children to Jackson Memorial Hospital where they are being treated for their injuries. They were listed in critical condition upon arrival and each continues to be treated for multiple bullet wounds. Xavier’s father Wils Dorleus told media that during a visit to the hospital Ashley divulged details of the rampage. “She said she heard her step-dad arguing with their mom about him having another girlfriend. It’s about jealousy. “When she went in the room, she said her mom lay down on the ground. “[Glinton] had a pistol in his hand and she said: ‘You killed my mom,’ and that’s when he shot [Ashley] and went back in the room and shot my son and my stepson.”

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Why no vote? Dear Editor, Now that Ms Sullivan has determined not to expand the voting franchise in the constitution, here is a question directed to the political leaders of the Turks and Caicos, but let me start out with some personal history, as this is a very personal matter. My wife and I emigrated here over 15 years ago. Our first visit was over 30 years ago and we knew that we wanted to live and retire here way back then. When we arrived, we opened the Unicorn Bookstore (the first complete bookstore in these islands) and Caribbean Periodicals (wholesale supplier of magazines and books to grocery and gift shops across the islands). We also started a portable sanitation company, Blue Loos, the first to actually treat and process waste on Provo and provide sanitary washroom facilities to the construction industry (rather than the old way of going in the bush!). My wife is a founding member of Rotary here on Provo. I was a volunteer firefighter. We both volunteer with the Friends of the Arts to help bring culture and entertainment to the islands as well as support cultural and artistic activities in the local schools.

broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires, or loose connections, and throw out damaged sets. Use only underwriters laboratories (ul) approved lights on your Christmas tree, and no candles. You never overload electrical outlets or run extension cords under carpets, across doorways, or near heaters. You should never use electric lights on a metallic tree. The tree can become charged with electricity faulty lights, and a person touching a branch could be electrocuted. Extension cords aren’t pinched behind or under furniture. You turn off all lights before you go to bed or leave the house, because the lights could short out and start a fire. Plug outdoor electric lights and decorations into circuits protected by ground fault circuit interrupters (gfcis) for added electric-shock protection.

TCI man murders girlfriend in Miami shooting

We have invested heavily in these islands, both financially and emotionally. We have our PRC and our naturalisation and passports, (and have had them for years!). We applied for Belongerships and were sponsored by prominent Turks and Caicos Islanders for the same. The PDM government of the day granted them (no bribes requested or given), but the incoming PNP government ‘lost’ the paperwork, which we re-submitted a few times. (It stayed ‘lost’ every time we enquired). Still no answer to date about Belongership.  My question is:  Why do we not deserve the vote? And what exactly are the ‘social and financial’ criteria for Belongership or voting rights? The answer cannot be “because you are not from here” as I do believe there are more than a few politicians and voters who were not born here either.  If anyone has a clear sensible answer, please let me know. We are certainly not the only immigrants in this position and it will be very helpful in determining our future plans. Mike St Louis

Conversation not confrontation MS KATE Sullivan is in the news with her latest revised recommendations. This column is not a review of her new suggestions. We must however celebrate the disappearance of the call for the arbitrary enlargement of the voting franchise and the new recommendation the Deputy Governor be a Belonger. These two issues were not only supported by all the folks at her meetings but also by the international community as well. The people’s will prevailed. Make no mistake, the confrontation at the airport and at the Provo meeting did not do one iota of good. When you get in someone’s face you lose. She had the power to recommend and we made no progress by hassling her. The calls by regional leaders, Caricom and the United Nations meant much more than burning a document or lying down in front of the Governor’s auto. We do not want a reputation for intimidation antics. That is not the way to grow a country. It only creates delays in achieving the number one goal returning the country to democratic rule.

By David Tapfer What may have been accomplished was the cancellation of the third round of talks that were anticipated. Possibly she felt the talks were not needed because she had a talk with her new Conservative FCO boss? The Berlin wall was brought down by words; words spoken by President Jack Kennedy in Berlin and by Ronald Reagan. Britain is certainly not the evil empire and they need to assist us. Our next step is to carry on where we left off after the march. Get together and talk it over. We have learned that the ball game can be played by islanders

and we can make a difference. Logical pressure applied beats confrontation. When we organise and plan, good things happen. We in the TCI need to build a consensus. What do the people stand for? How do they want this country governed and taxed? What role do we expect the British to play? Serious questions and it is a time for serious thought and serious discussion. A national conversation is being scheduled. Participation is important. The Unity March brought participation by people from all walks of life. These meetings need to be equally big or bigger. There will be agendas and conclusions will be reached. A report will be written. Leverage applied on behalf of all the people. This can not be a partisan exercise but a meeting of the minds to network and compromise on a set of principles which we expect Britain to work with. New Minister Bellingham and Chairman Andrew Rosindell have promised a new relationship with the British overseas territories. Lord knows we need it.


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The TCFAF Nutcracker

Laura McGinty GIFT OF GIVING: All attendees receive a special gift basket courtesy of OPSM

Christmas party for Special Needs Unit MEMBERS of the government’s Special Needs Unit enjoyed a fun Christmas celebration thanks to staff at the Office of Public Service Management (OPSM). Kind-hearted employees made personal contributions to help fund the memorable event and to brighten spirits of 17 elderly and disabled residents. On Friday they joined forces with the Ministry of Health and Human Services to ensure that everyone had fun, enjoyed a hearty Christmas meal and got a special gift basket. Acting Governor Mark Capes also attended the party during which he met with guests and expressed his gratitude to OPSM staff for going beyond the call of duty.

“As the first Christmas party for the year, it is most fitting to recognise the elderly and those less fortunate within our community. “This event expresses the true meaning of the Christmas spirit.” He added that he hoped other ministries and departments would follow in sharing during the festive season. Susan Malcolm, Permanent Secretary in the OPSM, expressed her gratitude to everyone for their kindness and said that the office will continue to reach out to the Turks and Caicos Islands community. During the event staff and patients sang and danced to Christmas carols played by a local band.

Motown ball raises $20,000 for crime fighting MORE than 140 people dressed up in their best Motown outfits and danced the night away on Saturday evening to raise funds for TCI Crimestoppers. The annual event, which this year took place in Beaches resort, was as popular as ever and raised more than $20,000 for the charity. There was plenty of food, drink, music, singing and dancing during the lively party along with prizes for the best outfits and performances. Acting Governor Mark Capes attended the event and showed his love for Motown during his guest speech. “It really is a great pleasure to be part of this fundraising event,” he said, “and those of you that know me well enough, will know that for longer than I can remember I’ve been in a very one sided love affair with Gladys Knight. “I’ve travelled in my mind so many times in that ‘Midnight Train to Georgia’.

“So when I ‘Heard it on the Grapevine’ that the theme tonight was Motown I really had to be here. “I thought there really ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ to keep me away. “Gladys Knight once said: ‘If all I do in life is soothe someone’s spirit with a song then let me do that and I’m happy.’ And she certainly made me happy with her songs.” The “timely and topical” event was organised by TCI Crimestoppers to raise money for their projects and the local police department. Director of Crimestoppers Alan Lenathen said: “We’ve had a wonderful time, we’ve had 140 people dancing the night away and everybody had a great time. “I want to thank everyone that came out to support Crimestoppers. It was a great evening, you helped us very much, and we thank you.” Local singer Marvin Handfield ended the evening with a performance of ‘My Girl’ by The Temptations.

PRINCIPAL dancer for Pages to Pirouettes, Laura McGinty, will play the lead role of Marie in the upcoming TCFAF production of The Nutcracker. Laura is thrilled to be coming back to TCI this November to star in her favourite holiday story. She admits that as a child she had Nutcracker dolls of her own with which she would decorate her bedroom and dance! She confesses that she actually performed in the ballet long before she ever saw it as an audience member. Laura explains her role of Marie as a young girl who is very excited about the holiday. She can be a bit of an imp, but never manages to get into too much trouble. She is at that sweet in-between age where she still has the dreams of an optimistic child coupled with the fears of growing up. Laura says: “I really enjoy playing her because she really does believe in magic! “This is a role that I have performed for many years. I first performed it when I was very young. “It was a production where two different girls played Marie – one young in the first act, then an older mature dancer takes over the role in the second act. “I like our version, having the

same dancer play Marie throughout the entire ballet. “I still need to rehearse many times a week for months ahead of time to prepare properly.” Laura has performed in Pages to Pirouettes and TCFAF productions of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty in the spring of 2009 at Brayton Hall and many of the local TCI schools. She has worked with TCFAF and the Edward C Gartland Youth Centre for the past two summers at acting camp in 2009 and Nutcracker camp in 2010. Besides the Nutcracker, Laura’s extensive stage experience includes La Fille Mal Garde, Corsaire, Sleeping Beauty, Pas de Quatre, Raymonda, Cinderella, and Coppelia. She has  done a lot of contemporary choreography and has worked with modern dance companies. She also has put her dance training to use in many theatre productions. Her favourite theatre role has been the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz. Hailing from Bakerville, Connecticut, in the USA, she received her formative training from The Nutmeg Ballet in Connecticut, graduated from their Vaganova Syllabus training, and then went on to The North Carolina School of the Arts. She now lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA, where she works as a full time biochemist, when she is not dancing.

She still finds time to enjoy yoga, running, reading, and her favorite pastime - spending time with her three children Margaux, John and Mary! You can see Laura perform Marie in the TCFAF Nutcracker at Brayton Hall this December 2, 3, 4, and 5. Tickets are available at The Unicorn Bookstore and The Saltmills Diner.

Regina Radisic STUDIO 90 Degrees owner, Regina Radisic, a native of Calgary and professional dancer for 15 years, is delighted to be performing in TCFAF’s Nutcracker, opening this December 2 for 4 shows at Brayton Hall. As far as Regina is concerned: “This famous ballet is an all time Christmas favourite. It draws on the childhood anticipation and nostalgia of Christmas - the family, the parties and dreaming of the gifts we will get when we wake up Christmas morning.” Regina reveals that she actually performed in her first professional production of the Nutcracker with the Alberta Ballet when she was eight years old. She was a soldier who really wanted to be a reindeer but wasn’t tall enough! She remembers the experience as being very exciting as her first professional gig in the magnificent Jubilee Auditorium. It was her first experience with stage make-up and costume fittings a big deal for an eight-year-old! She was then in another production with the International School of Ballet when she was 12 and performed the Spanish variation.

She truly never thought she’d be repeating the same role some 20 years later. “Fortunately I have a much better fan this time around and no nightmare castanets!” Only living in Providenciales for three and a half years, Regina has performed in the TCFAF panto of 2009, A Little Caribbean Mermaid, as well as with UNLV’s Dancescapes of 2008 and UNLV’s Dancescapes Luminosity of 2009. Regina received a one year diploma from the Canadian College of Performance Art where she studied acting, singing and dancing to round out her skills as a dancer. She studied abroad with many talented teachers from ABT, Kirov Ballet, Alberta Ballet, Toronto Dance Theatre to name a few. When not dancing, Regina kiteboards, free dives, and volunteers at the Youth Centre, as well as teaching pilates at her Studio 90 Degrees. Pilates started out as an exercise programme to keep her in shape as a professional dancer, but has become her main vocation here in Provo. Because of her knowledge of dance and alignment of the body, Regina is hoping to start teaching body alignment for more advanced dancers.

Regina is a big supporter of TCFAF, as she declares that TCFAF makes the arts accessible to everyone, and exposes the children of TCI to the wonderful world of art and its diversity. She believes that TCFAF has worked very hard to fulfil its mission to promote a heightened appreciation of the performing and visual arts. She further states that without the foundation, there would be a serious gap in our community. Moreover, Regina is convinced that through its initiatives, TCFAF has been able to send children off-island to dance camps, as well as giving them other dance opportunities. TCFAF volunteers have gone into the schools to expose the children to the arts and TCFAF has given our children the opportunity to learn something new which on a whole, she believes, ignites their creative spirit.


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Budding artists showcase work CROWDS flocked to the first ever ‘Art and Craft Expo’ at Turtle Cove Marina on Saturday to help raise funds for the Turks and Caicos Friends of the Arts Foundation (TCFAF). Budding local artists from all over the country set up stalls under a huge marquee, where they showcased and sold their stunning work. Painters such as Charles Odena, Stacie Steensland Gaudet, Alex Skye, Annie McLead, Emma Halliday and Krystin Mann all participated in the fun event. Organiser and local artist Lucie  Winton Stubbs said she was delighted with the turnout on the day which was a “huge success”. “Our goal was to bring together as many artists under one tented roof  and put them in connection with one another, opening up new possibilities in the future. “And I’m extremely excited to mention that we raised over $2,400 on the day for the TCFAF.” DJ Liquafox selected some cool chill out tunes to get the show under way then island music was kindly provided by ‘Just Spliff’ in the afternoon which helped to drive the

rain away. Middle Caicos Co-op wowed the crowds with their traditional crafts from the islands, and there was even a brief visit from Santa Claus. During the day TCFAF also sold tickets for the Nutcracker Ballet,  which is being staged at Brayton Hall in  the first week of December. To complement this, Carole Klinko sold her amazing tutus and Melinda Volkert sold some very tasty ‘sugar plums’, raising more than $800 on their stand alone. The Nutcracker poster competition was also announced at the Art and Craft Expo with Grayson Behlmayer taking the ‘Best in Show’. Achisan Wildish took first place in the  category age eight plus, with second place going to Angelia Clarke, third place to Watkinson, and fourth place to Kerline. Savanna Barker  took first place in the under eights category, while Kelsea Mohnssen came second, third place went to Kaleb Moore, and grabbing  fourth place was Angelo Clarke. Lucie said: “I would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone

PROVO PAINTINGS: Organiser Lucie Winton Stubbs said she was delighted with the turnout on the day which was a “huge success”

who helped out  organising this event. “To the artisans for participating in the show, believing in us, and making the day a smashing success. “To all of the local businesses who very generously donated prizes for the poster competition - Beaches, L’Raye

CHURCH & RELIGION One day retreat ‘on point’ for CHOSEN By Deandrea Hamilton IMMERSION for one day in the things of God for the young adults of New Testament Church of God was “on point” according to those attending the retreat held at the Royal Reef Residence on Saturday. CHOSEN is the acronym devised by the group to spell out their mission ‘Choosing Him Over Sin Even Now’ and with nearly 20 participating in the sessions, which separated the young men from the young women, there were many comments to commend the concept. Participant Jasmine said: “I do feel chosen. We are told that many are called, but few are chosen and so it makes me feel very special to be a part of this group. “I just wish that there were a lot more young people that could have been here to hear the information. “I am going to walk away ready to really apply the love of God to my life. I learned that God is my maker, in capital letters and my husband, in capital letters. That really stood out

to me.” Jasmine is new to the teaching profession at the Enid Capron Primary School and a member of New Testament Church. The Grand Turk native is referencing one of the core scriptures of the first session ‘The Lady and her Lord’ which was presented by Deandrea Hamilton and came from Isaiah Chapter 54 verse five. Tianna Johnson said: “I must say it was a wonderful experience and it is wonderful for us as young people to come into learning what God really means to our lives. “Stephanie Duncanson taught us about etiquette and how we should carry ourselves as young ladies and for me that really stood out because I am graduating next year and it prepares me to know how to really show off myself and to be a proper young lady.” Tianna was also grateful for the massage sponsored by Beaches Turks and Caicos through one of her youth leaders, Keva Garland, and she elaborated on Mrs Gibson, a

Cinema, Provo Ponies, Big Blue, Undersea Explorer, Hemingway’s, Caicos Dream Tours, Skye Pilots and Mini Golf.  “To Turtle Cove Marina for allowing us to stage  the expo in a great location and providing the tent, TCI Waste, Blue Loos and Astwood Portable Toilets, and of course TC

WITH Deandrea Hamilton

ALL SMILES:  Young women from New Testament Church of God enjoy a one day retreat organised by the Youth Department of the Church.

manager at Royal Bank of Canada, who addressed the retreaters on ‘the Lady and her World’. “Mrs Gibson showed us how God wants us to structure our lives so that when we go into the wider community we would know how to express ourselves and to show forth the glory of God; she encouraged us to make a good impression so that God would be glorified through everything.” Tianna was also impressed with testimonies shared during the day. Tanithca Kennedy is a youth director who expressed joy at the adventure.

Weekly News for covering the event. “I was amazed with the turn out from locals and tourist alike. Everyone said they had great fun at the expo. “TCI should be incredibly proud. So same time next year for bigger and better Art and Craft Expo!”

GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN: Beauty treatment surprises from Beaches are a hit

“One of the aims of CHOSEN is to prepare the young adults to be next general for the church. “We are trying to incorporate a lot of activities that are positive and that are spiritual and that are still fun that keep them occupied and keep them having something to do. “CHOSEN is also cutting edge, we are on Facebook, we have pictures, updates and our events there and we meet every Thursday night at the church and people are welcome to join us.” The young men also learned about how to have a relationship with the Lord from Pastor Pedro Williams,

were counselled by their own pastor, Bishop Rueben Johnson, and even got a finale in self-defence. “Even I learned a lot today from the presenters and the young men with the interaction. “Teaching them to go from boyhood to manhood and the session they had with Pastor Pedro really stood out. “One the things he stressed is that the man needs to take his rightful place in the home, in the church and in the community.” New Testament Church of God plans to make the retreat an annual event.


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BOOK BOOST: First Caribbean’s business support officer Stania Ingraham (right) presents books and a printer to library representatives

GRATEFUL: Ianthe Pratt principal Cara Thomas receives donations from First Caribbean’s credit manager Terrence Gibson

RESOURCES: Roxann Wake-Forbes, director of the Edward C Gartland Youth Centre, accepts a cheque and books from First Caribbean’s district manager Joy Callendar

Second hand books given a new lease of life THREE educational organisations benefited from a special drive to boost reading among Providenciales’ youngest residents this week.

Ianthe Pratt Primary, Edward C Gartland Youth Centre and Providenciales Library were all handed piles of second hand books on Thursday. The much loved novels were passed on by staff and customers at First Caribbean Bank to inspire the islands’ younger generation. In addition the adopted institutions received cash and other goodies from the bank to improve the services they have on offer. District manager Joy Callendar said: “Though we live in a technological age where books

might seem obsolete, they are still important as a means of ensuring that our kids are literate. “This book drive initiative by First Caribbean ensures that our children have a global experience and books are the easiest and not to mention most inexpensive way to experience other cultures, and countries around the world. “We are grateful to all our staff and customers who donated books to this cause and we encourage them to participate again next year.” First Caribbean’s Providenciales branch recently combined two of

its programmes aimed at providing assistance to the development and education of children in the TCI – the Book Drive and Adopt-A-Cause Campaign. The Adopt-A-Cause Campaign allows First Caribbean to help enrich the lives of people in the community and helps to make a positive impact in the day-to-day running of various groups and associations. The main areas of focus include education, child development, health care, poverty alleviation and community development. On Thursday, November 11, First

Caribbean presented donations to their three adopted groups. Along with books the bank also gave $1,000 to the Edward C Gartland Youth Centre to spend on shelving and chairs for their library, another $1,000 to Ianthe Pratt Primary, and a colour printer to Providenciales Library. Ms Callendar said: “We wanted our Adopt-A-Cause programme to complement our Book Drive initiative and felt that combining the two allowed FirstCaribbean to help build and improve the lives of others who share this community with us.”

Simone Me-me crowned Miss Gospel FIVE glamorous and talented young ladies took to the stage at the Williams Auditorium on Saturday evening to compete for the title of Miss Gospel 2010. Each contestant gave it their all in the fourth annual beauty and talent competition – but there could only be one winner. Clement Howell High School pupil Simone Me-me was delighted to be presented with the crown, which she said she achieved with the help of God. “I feel that I made it this far with God, so I’m happy because I know God made a way for me,” she told local media following the event. “Back stage when I came for my talent piece I thought to myself ‘Lord whatever you are doing in this season, please don’t do it without me’ - and he didn’t, so I’m grateful.” This year’s pageant was separated into five segments – casual wear, costume wear with an island girl speech, talents, sermons and evening gown with questions and answers. All of the girls gave an outstanding performance and impressed scores of attendees who gathered to watch the

show along with the judges. After the counting of scores fifth place went to Farah Georges, fourth to Daniella Delancy, third place went to Celianise Brunell and the runner up position went to Moya Hall. Winner Simone Me-me offered some advice to other girls wanting to compete for the Miss Gospel crown. “What I can say to any other girl out there who wants to become a Miss Gospel one day is that if you want to do it, you can do it.” She added: “I must thank Mr Michael Lewis who helped me prepare my costume, Miss Powell who helped me with my speech and several other teachers at the Clement Howell High School who supported me. “I also want to thank my Church of God of Prophecy family who were there for me every step of the way – and also my mum.” During the event there were performances by the Turks and Caicos Cultural Group along with other local artists. In attendance was young Miss Gospel Bahamas Shenique Gray who said: “I’ve had a lovely experience here so far. The pageant tonight was

Simone Me-me was delighted to be presented with the crown

one that I really enjoyed. “I believe the contestants did their best, they gave it their all, and at the end of the day the person that worked hardest, she got crowned.” She offered some advice to the new Miss Gospel TCI: “Stay focused, stay positive and continue to have a prayer life.

“Know that the Lord is with you and he is on your side, and shine the light of Jesus Christ.” Miss Gospel TCI is the brain child of Youth Minister Lorna Brown who in 2005 decided that young girls, who regularly attend Sunday and Sabbath school, should have a Godly pageant for themselves. After three months training about self-esteem, drugs, history, culture, sex education, and the Bible, the  girls  are  merited on  the given bible study. During the event they  wear the  sash of a female bible character and represent an island of the Turks and Caicos in their island girl speech. They also do an exhortation or  a small sermon along with other regular pageant segments. Ms Brown said: “The goal is  to encourage these girls to identify their own uniqueness and build their selfesteem, also as a means of knowing the Bible more. “This pageant is  also used as a  witnessing tool  to other teens, especially girls, to lead them to Jesus Christ.”


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this week

Friday, November 26 to Thursday, December 2 Friday, November 26

FUNKY FUN: Groups get up on stage to perform their favourite song with dance routines, props and costumes

Retro night raises $14,000 for charity THERE were flares, platforms, wigs and medallions as far as the eye could see when Provo Children’s Home and the Sandals Foundation put on a unique fundraising event. The 70s and 80s music extravaganza was held at Treasure Beach at Beaches Resort and Spa and saw scores of colourful partygoers attend. Vintage retro music, a lip-synching contest and glitter ball trophies were all highlights of the fun-packed evening which raised $14,000 for projects at the kids’ home. Tanis Wake-Forbes, chair of the Provo Children’s Home Build Group and lead fundraiser, said:  “We are very appreciative of the Sandals Foundation adopting PCH as one of its main charities and together we created an amazing event that was enjoyed by all. “We tried to ensure the evening was filled with laughter and great

entertainment and Beaches provided wonderful food and refreshments that everyone enjoyed. “The evening was such a success that we have received many calls for this to be an annual event.” The event featured vintage 70s and 80s music while the entertainment of the evening was a lip synching contest. Groups got up on stage and performed their favourite song with dance routines, props and costumes. The  three top winners were selected and all were delighted to take home their glitter ball trophies. The PCH Fundraising Committee, who led the first routine on stage, thanked everyone for their participation. Tanis added: “We are grateful as always to the community for their wonderful support for Provo Children’s Home which allows the

home to remain open and take care of those children requiring our care, support and love in their time of greatest need.” Elanor Finfin, PR manager for Beaches Resorts and internal organiser of the Sandals Foundation sponsored event, said she was delighted with the success of the event. “We are pleased to announce that our philanthropic arm, the Sandals Foundation, has helped raise $14,000 for the children’s home. “The Sandals Foundation works tirelessly with individuals and organisations such as the Provo Children’s Home to uplift, engage and empower through education and financial assistance. “I’m glad we were able to sponsor this fundraiser and raise a remarkable amount to  make a difference in the lives of the children in need in the Turks and Caicos.”

TCI hosts regional CXC awards THIS December the Turks and Caicos Islands will play host to the Caribbean Examinations Council’s (CXC) regional awards ceremony for the very first time. Seventeen award winners will be flying over to the islands where they will receive their prizes at a ceremony at Beaches Resort and Spa. The youngsters will also have the opportunity to meet with top government officials, visit local high school pupils to talk about their studies, and tour the country. As well as the awards ceremony the CXC also plans to hold their 42nd meeting during their visit. And the annual meeting of the School Examinations Committee (SEC) will also be hosted at Beaches Resort and Spa. Dr Beatrice Fulford, Permanent

Secretary in the Ministry of Education, is slated to deliver the feature address at the awards ceremony and opening of council on Thursday, December 2. The ceremony will begin at 7pm during which top performers in the May/June Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) and the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination will receive awards. Due to address attendees is chairman of CXC Professor E Nigel Harris, registrar of CXC Dr Didacus Jules, and Nicholas Sammy, winner of the Dennis Irvine Award for outstanding performance at CAPE for 2010. The Caribbean Examinations Council was established in 1972 under agreement by participating governments to regulate the conduct

of examinations and provide qualifications. The examining body issues educational certifications in 16 English-speaking Commonwealth Caribbean countries and territories and has replaced the General Certificate of Education (GCE) examinations used by England and some other members of the Commonwealth. Members of the council are drawn from the 16 territories and the region’s two universities, the University of Guyana and the University of the West Indies. The council deals with finance and administrative issues, while the SEC deals with technical and examination issues. Last year’s meetings were hosted in the British Virgin Islands.

 The weekend-long conch fest kicks off on Friday with ‘Jazz on the Lawn’ on the grounds of the Somerset Resort on Grace Bay at 7pm. The $65 event will feature local jazz musicians performing under the stars on the resort’s croquet lawn while guests enjoy a gourmet conch-themed dinner presented by host chef Lauren Callighen.

Saturday, November 27  The weekend kicks into high gear with the traditional Conch Festival on Saturday at noon in Blue Hills. The marquee event of the weekend is the ‘conch-etition’ which pits the islands’ best chefs against each other in a hotly-contested tasting competition judged by a panel of experts as well as the festival attendees. Categories include ‘Best Conch Salad’, ‘Best Conch Chowder’, ‘Best Specialty Conch’, ‘Best Presentation’ and ‘Best in Show’. Tasting begins at noon and runs until 5pm. An entry fee of $25 gives festival-goers a chance to sample all the dishes entered and cast a vote for ‘Best in Show’. This year’s event also features the Turks and Caicos’ own world-renowned Junkanoo, with two separate rushes, plus other local performers. Special conch competitions for conch blowing, conch knocking and a conch hunt in the sea will ensure that chefs and bartenders are not the only ones who can win prizes.  Award winning children’s author Donna Seim will be signing copies of her new book ‘Hurricane Mia, A Caribbean Adventure!’ at Unicorn Bookstore this Saturday. Readers can join Mia on an incredible adventure, where she sails the high seas, meets wild donkeys, explores uninhabited islands, and searches for a magical tea. The book signing will take place from 11am until 2pm.  Shape those muscle groups you never knew you had during an early morning resistance training session at IGA Sports Centre. The session begins at 8.30am and costs $12 for one or $100 for 11.  Mums and Tots Dance Party classes are held every Saturday at The Athletic Club in Saltmills Plaza for mothers and their little ones. Mothers, bring your little ones to dance, jump, twist and shake! Children have fun learning movement basics to fun music and mums get a light exercise while spending quality time. Mums and Tots classes begin at 10am and cost just $10. Dads are welcome! Call Shara Bowen on 244-1103 for more details.

Sunday, November 28  To burn off the caloric effects of Friday and Saturday, Wrightfully Fit Fitness Centre is hosting its second annual charity run. Runners of all levels can enter fun runs of either 5k/3.1 miles at 7am or 10k/6.2miles at 6.30am. Both races begin and end at Wrightfully Fit Fitness Centre near Turtle Cove and wind through the scenic beachfront of Providenciales.

Entry fees are $60 for adults and $30 for children under 18. All proceeds will go to benefit the Provo Children’s Home. Sign up in advance at the centre or by calling 941-3311.

Monday, November 29  Girls and boys aged 11 to 19 years old are invited to take part in a fun singing group. The TCI Youth Chorale rehearses every Monday at 6pm at the Edward C Gartland Youth Centre, downtown, Providenciales. For more information call 331-7176.  Get rid of the Monday blues with an intense non-traditional aerobic routine with Anca Vasile. The exciting class takes place 7pm at IGA Sports Centre and includes fun and interesting choreography. Classes cost $12 for one or $100 for 11.

Tuesday, November 30  Step it up this Tuesday evening with a fun fitness class at IGA Sports Centre. From 6.30pm you will be taken through a number of step combinations mixed with conditioning exercises like squats, push ups and triceps dips. Classes cost $12 for one or $100 for 11.

Wednesday, December 1  The Turks and Caicos National Museum in Grand Turk will be open from 1pm to 5pm every Wednesday throughout November and December. Museum manager Jackie Garbarino said: “We want the museum to be accessible to the divers and local tourists and residents. “If we have a good response then we will consider extending beyond December.” Normal hours are 9am to 1pm Monday through Saturday and on days the cruise ships are in, the museum will be open from 9am until one hour before departure, about 4pm. To check the cruise ship schedule visit www.grandturkcc.com/Scheduling.aspx  Are you in need of inner peace? Interested in a healthy lifestyle and a toned and flexible body?  Then you need David Bowen’s yoga classes at The Athletic Club in the Saltmills Plaza. Come along on Monday, Wednesday or Friday at 7am, Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30pm or Saturday at 9am. Call 941-8686 for more details.

Thursday, December 2  Burn off your week’s excesses with an energetic kickboxing class at IGA Sports Centre. The class begins at 7pm and includes 45 minutes of kickboxing drills followed by 15 minutes of conditioning exercises. Classes cost $12 for one or $100 for 11.  Celebrate good health with wellness coach Benneth Williams every Thursday evening. Come along to Williams Block, suite number six, on Lower Bight Road, Providenciales, from 7pm. There you will get a free wellness consultation and an hour of fun. For more details call Benneth at 2460300 or email hls_com@yahoo.com


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SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION Equity Ltd., as Trustee, pursuant to the Registered Land Ordinance of the Turks and Caicos Islands, hereby gives notice that it will cause to be sold by public auction the following properties:

Property #1

Title 60804/120K10, the Bight & Thomas Stubbs, Providenciales Unit 2205, Lady Rose Building, The Alexandra Resort being a 2 bedroom end condominium unit with lock out option fronting on Grace Bay Beach. Approximately 1950 sq. ft.

Registered Proprietor: Daniel Stevenson Simmons

Property #2

Property #9

Title 60718/142 Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hill, Providenciales A 1.1 acre residential building lot zoned R3 – Low Density Residential on east side of Venetian Road south of Sailfish Lane. Views of Flamingo Lake from high end of lot; power and water supply available.

Registered Proprietor: Daniel Stevenson Simmons

Title 60905/147, Leeward Going Through, Providenciales A 10.02 acre, generally rectangular parcel of undeveloped land situated adjacent to the westerly boundary of Grace Bay Village with 430 feet of frontage on Grace Bay Road – suitable for condominium/resort or other commercial development.

Property #10

Title 60802/61 The Bight and Thomas Stubbs, Providenciales A 0.44 acre commercial lot zoned C-1 Commercial Use with 140 ft of Leeward Highway frontage east of the Paulango Laundromat and across from Grant’s gas station. Mixed commercial/residential development potential with power and water supply available.

Registered Proprietor: Simmons Holdings Limited

Registered Proprietor: Daniel Stevenson Simmons

Property #3

Title 60905/157K22, Leeward Going Through, Providenciales A 1700 sq. ft., 2 bedroom, 2½ bathroom Palmyra condominium unit. – Unit 404

Registered Proprietor: Ronald Jeffrey Berman

Property #4

Title 60905/157K21, Leeward Going Through, Providenciales A 1700 sq. ft., 2 bedroom, 2½ bathroom Palmyra condominium unit. – Unit 403

Registered Proprietor: Ronald Jeffrey Berman

Property #5

Title 60906/218K49, Leeward Going Through, Providenciales A 2043 sq. ft. second floor, corner condominium unit located in the MAIA building with ocean view at Seven Stars. The unit has 2 bedrooms, one of which is a lock-out bedroom with its own kitchenette, en suite and balcony. The main area has 1 master bedroom with adjoining dressing room and en suite. Includes GE Monogram appliances and Maytag Laundry appliances. Unit B203.

Registered Proprietor: RJB Investments Ltd.

Property #6

Title 60906/168K17, Leeward Going Through, Providenciales A 1284 sq. ft. third floor condominium unit with 2 bedrooms, each with en suite bath, living, dining, kitchen and powder room located in Ocean Club Plaza. Ownership includes right to use all Ocean Club West communal facilities. Unit 303.

Registered Proprietor: Ronald Jeffrey Berman

Property #7

Title 60719/69, Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hill, Providenciales A 1.41 acre residential building lot zoned R-2 Low Density off Snug Harbour Crescent in the Cooper Jack area on lake view headland with good views of Turtle Lake; 1100 feet of lake and canal frontage Power and water supply available on Snug Harbour Crescent.

Registered Proprietor: Daniel Stevenson Simmons

Property #8

Title 60718/133, Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hill, Providenciales A 0.97 acre residential building lot zoned R3 – Low Density Residential on cul-de-sac off Sailfish Lane. Power and water supply available.

Registered Proprietor: Daniel Stevenson Simmons

Property #11 Title 60905/157K14, Leeward Going Through, Providenciales A 1720 sq. ft., 2 bedroom, 2½ bathroom Palmyra condominium unit: Unit 302

Registered Proprietor: Ronald Jeffrey Berman

Property #12

Title 60905/157K11, Leeward Going Through, Providenciales A 1720 sq. ft. 2 bedroom, 2½ bathroom Palmyra condominium unit: Unit 205

Registered Proprietor: Ronald Jeffrey Berman

Property #13

Title 60812/56, The Bight & Thomas Stubbs, Providenciales A 0.61 acre lot at the north-west corner of Penn’s Road and the Lower Bight Road with a 2400 sq. Ft. 2 storey residential building in state of disrepair.

Registered Proprietor: Quattro Stelle Ltd.

Property #14

Title 10104/23 North East Suburbs, Grand Turk A 3.9 acre parcel with about 210 linear feet of beach and iron shore frontage with ocean views off Light House Road near the Arches Condominium.

Registered Proprietor: Lorimers Development Limited

Property #15

Title 60904/519, Leeward Going Through, Providenciales A 5.30 acre vacant lot close to Pelican Beach off Sunset Drive in Leeward near Pelican Nest residence, excellent ocean view with access to power, water and telephone service.

Registered Proprietor: Daniel Stevenson Simmons

Property #16

Condominium Unit #10, English Cottage, The Somerset comprised of Title 60804/128K51, K65 and K76, The Bight and Thomas Stubbs, Providenciales

The subject property is a garden view and unit, 2 bedroom townhouse comprised of 2758 sq. ft. on 3 levels, including a private garage. The main level is comprised of an open concept living/dining area, spacious, well-appointed kitchen with appliances, powder room and large, screened in porch. On the second floor there are 2 large bedrooms, each with en suite bath and ample closets.

Registered Proprietor: Private Escapes TCI Ltd.

The auction will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 10th, 2010 at the offices of Twa, Marcelin, Wolf, Chancery Court, Leeward Highway, Providenciales. For further particulars please contact Twa, Marcelin, Wolf at: tmw@tmwlaw.tc – reference “Auctions”. All properties sold “as is, where is”. All sales subject to reserve; ten per cent (10%) deposit required with successful bid. 6000


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Clover Leaf Agency

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Is looking for a

Seeks to employ a

Gardner

Kitchen Helper

Contact 246-4769 Deadline for application

Contact 946-8877

IS LOOKING FOR

Nail Technician

To work 6 days a week. Salary $250.00 per week. Contact 241-2866

Labourers and Domestic Worker To work 5 days per week. Salary $5.00$6.00 per hour.

Contact 241-8266

Two Beautiful 1 Bedroom with study fully furnished

Is looking for a

to work in North Caicos must be able to work Monday thru Friday salary $6.00 per hour.

Contact 241-0376 or 341-1832

Contact 246-4769 Deadline for application is

6050

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

TURQUOISE LANDSCAPING LTD. Is looking to hire a:-

Horticulturist 6038

@@ Starting salary $500.00 per week @@ Must have a minimum of 10 years landscaping experience at a commercials level @@ Must have a degree in Horticulture and be familiar with all aspects of tropical landscaping including specialized knowledge of fertilizer and insecticide application @@ Must be willing to carry out work such as heavy lifting, digging and plant waste removal @@ Must have a clean Police Record and TCI driving License

Please contact 332-4280 to arrange an interview

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

Contact 231-1199 Deadline for applications is December 1st,2010

Clover Leaf Agency

December 3rd, 2010

December 3rd, 2010

To work 6 days per week. Must have at least 2 years experience working in a kitchen. Salary $5.00 per hour.

6025

SAG CONSTRUCTION

Labourer

Labourer Labourer 6014

To work in North Caicos. Must be able to work Monday thru Friday. Salary $5.00 per hour.

Is looking for a

Call 231-3788 for more information. Is looking for a

Contact: Operations Manager between the hours of 9:00am -3:00pm at 946-4536

S & G CONTRACTING

In beautiful Richmond Hills. Washer and dryer and aircondition. No Children, Adult Village rent less then a thousand dollars ($1,000.00) per month.

JOCELYNE HAMILTON

Salary: $6.00 per hour Suitable Person: • Must be willing to work (6) days per week • Must be honest, reliable and proficient • Work is mostly manual and lifting inventory is a must Hours are from 8:30am -4:00pm six days per week some extra hours maybe required at times

6051

LABOURER

Cosmetologist

Deadline for application December 3rd, 2010

FAX: (649) 946-4661

EMPLOYMENT / SERVICES / NOTICES

Is looking for 4

Is looking to fill the following positions:

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6028

Is looking for a

Mason To work 5 days per week. Salary $9.00 per hour. Contact 231-6889

Deadline for applications is December 3rd, 2010


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Lifestyle...

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fitness Tip 

Weight loss and wellbeing – alkaline-forming foods is key THE BALANCE of acid and alkaline within the body is referred to as pH (potential of hydrogen), and measured on a scale ranging from pH1 (the most acidic) to pH14 (the most alkaline). A neutral or good pH balance is 7.35; maintaining this balance is vital! If the body’s pH drops, meaning our body has become too acidic, the likelihood of ailments rises sharply. An acidic environment within the body negatively affects health at the cellular level. It is not possible to be truly healthy when the body is in a constant state of acidosis (characterised by excessively high acid levels).

Stuffed celery THIS tasty and nutritious recipe can be made in minutes and is perfect for a Thanksgiving appetiser.

Ingredients: • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened • 2 tbsps sour cream • Quarter cup chopped walnuts • 20 green olives with pimento, chopped • 1 bunch celery, cut into bitesize pieces Directions: • In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese and sour cream. • Stir in the walnuts and chopped olives. Spread filling onto the celery pieces. It’s also good on crackers.

Since acidity is a stressor, the stress hormone cortisol rises which not only increases our appetite but our cravings for carbs and sweet stuff that make you fat. The consumption of acid forming foods is the number one cause of an overly acidic system, and the over-consumption of acid-forming foods plays a significant role in one of North America’s largest health problems – excessive weight. Since our body is equipped with buffering capabilities, our blood pH will vary to only a small degree, regardless of diet. The body’s ability to cope is a testament to how resourceful it is. Yet, the systems that are recruited to facilitate this buffering use energy and can become strained and, if prolonged, will result in significant stress to the systems, causing immune function to falter and effectively opening the door to a host of diseases. Low-grade metabolic acidosis – when cells remain in an overly acidic state because of too many acid-forming foods being eaten or

by Regina Radisic Movement expert

a high-stress lifestyle in general – is believed to be a leading cause of several health concerns, including the development of kidney stones, loss of bone mass, and the reduction of growth hormone levels, resulting in loss of lean muscle mass and increase of body fat. Low grade metabolic acidosis affects the body at a cellular level and is responsible for an increase of free radicals and a decrease in the production of cellular energy. In addition to these serious concerns, viruses and bacteria are able to thrive in an acidic body, again possibly leading to numerous diseases. Interestingly, it is impossible for cancer to develop in an alkaline environment; this shows the importance of alkalinity in disease prevention. So what can we do to prevent all this? The answer is to consume more alkaline-forming foods and fewer acid-forming ones. Although some foods test as

An acidic body can lead to a plethora of health problems, including obesity and serious disease. Consuming alkalineforming foods can help with weight loss and disease prevention.

acidic, they produce an alkalising effect once digested. Citrus fruit and balsamic and apple cider vinegar are all acidic, but when consumed, they become highly alkaline-forming. Some examples of alkalineforming foods are: asparagus, broccoli, celery, cucumber, sweet potato, buckwheat, quinoa, papaya, mangos, avocado, peaches and flaxseed. Some examples of highly acidforming foods are: coffee, white sugar and artificial sweeteners, beef, pork, pasta, refined wheat flour, white rice, soy protein isolate and peanuts. While I realise that most people

who eat a typical North American diet do eat some alkalising foods, such as fruit and vegetables, the amounts are rarely large enough to setoff the acidity formed by the base of the diet. Even many so-called ‘healthy’ diets keep the body in an overly acidic state, resulting in slowed cellular regeneration. Not all foods you eat need to be highly alkaline-forming; however, for optimal health, it is important that most of them are alkalising. For more information on Pilates, private/semi-private training or small group classes contact regina@ studio90degrees.com or call 332 9227.

health Tip 

Beating the after effects of Thanksgiving FEELING sluggish and flabby after indulging in this year’s Thanksgiving feast? The worst thing you can do is beat yourself up because you overate and got a little lazy. The best plan of action is to initiate a new exercise and balanced eating regimen to compensate. Schedule a yoga or spinning class or make an appointment with a personal trainer. Make a good start by committing to being consistent and working out daily for the next week. If those delicious – and fattening – leftovers are tempting you, eat them in moderation. It’s good to enjoy your meals, just do it in the right way. Nibble the leaner, veggie dishes first, followed by turkey and a dollop of gravy.

Then move to the more fattening food such as stuffing and sweet potatoes before indulging in a tiny sliver of that calorific pumpkin pie or fruitcake. Avoid heavy snacks, especially at night. A slice of coconut custard is not a snack – it’s dessert. Fix cravings with a strong cup of herbal or green tea. Better still, give the left over desserts to a neighbour. Get outside and get moving for 20 minutes. Over-eating raises cortisol stress levels. Taking the dog for a walk, riding a bike or going for a gentle jog can help decrease these stress hormones and will also inhibit your appetite. For the next week or so,  drink a glass of water with lemon  before meals. Lemon is a natural liver

Resist the temptation to tuck into those leftovers – or at least, do it in moderation.

detoxifier packed with vitamin C which can help detox a body fighting to metabolise all those extra calories. Finally, make sure you get a good night’s sleep. We tend to push our

bodies beyond their limits while enjoying celebrations with friends and family. Give yours the chance to properly recover by getting your head down early.


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

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GARDENING 

Coconut palms (Part one)

COMPARATIVELY little is known about the origin and early distribution of the coconut palm, probably because it was so widely spread throughout the tropical areas of the world so many years ago. However, the coconut palm is believed to be native to the Malay Archipelago or the South Pacific. The coconut is widespread throughout the tropics, typically being found along sandy shorelines. This tree has been spread largely by man but also by natural means. The fruit can float for long distances and still germinate to form new trees after being washed ashore. The coconut palm, more than any other plant, gives a tropical effect to the Turks and Caicos landscape. This large, single trunked palm has a smooth, columnar trunk with a light grayish-brown colour; the trunk is topped with a terminal crown of leaves. Tall varieties may attain a height of 80ft to 100ft (24m to 31m) while dwarf varieties are shorter in stature. The trunk is slender and often swollen at the base. The trunk is typically curved or leaning but is erect in some cultivars. The pinnate leaves are feathershaped, up to 18ft long and 4ft wide. The leaf stalks are 3ft to 5ft in length and spineless. Coconut palms begin to flower at about four to six years of age. The nut is 6ins to 8ins in diameter and 10ins to 12ins long. Three sunken holes of softer tissue called “eyes” are at one end of the nut. Inside the shell is a thin, white, fleshy layer, about one inch thick at maturity. This layer is known as the “meat” or copra. The interior of the nut is hollow but partially filled with a watery liquid called “coconut milk”. The meat is soft and jelly-like when immature but it becomes firm at maturity. Coconut milk is abundant in unripe fruits but the coconut milk is gradually absorbed as ripening proceeds. The coconut palm starts fruiting six to 10 years after the seed germinates and reaches full production at 15 to 20 years of age. The tree continues to fruit until it is about 80 years old. The fruits require about a year to develop and are generally produced regularly throughout the year. Several cultivars of coconut palms are grown in TCI. These cultivars differ in their petiole and fruit colour, straightness (or crookedness) of the trunk, leaflet and leaf width,

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The coconut palm gives a tropical effect to the TCI landscape.

growth rates, presence or absence of a swollen trunk base or bole, adaptability to Turks and Caicos soil conditions, and resistance to lethal yellowing disease (LY). The Jamaican Tall is a rapidgrowing coconut palm variety with a swollen trunk base and crooked trunk. The Malayan Dwarf cultivar has three colour forms that differ in the colour of the immature fruits and petioles (green, yellow, or gold). This cultivar is smaller and slower-growing than the Jamaican Tall. Additionally, the Malayan Dwarf has a narrow, straight, non-swollen trunk. The Panama Tall is a large, robust

palm with a large-diameter trunk that is crooked and swollen. It has a rapid growth rate and either green or bronze-coloured fruits and petioles. The Maypan is a hybrid between the Malayan Dwarf and the Panama Tall and resembles the Jamaican Tall in appearance. The Malayan Dwarf cultivar and the hybrid Maypan as been reported resistance to LY, a fatal disease of coconut palms. Although these varieties were originally believed to be highly resistant to LY, long-term trials have revealed that Malayan Dwarf and Maypan are only slightly less susceptible to LY than the Jamaican Talls these varieties were intended to replace. One cultivar that has shown some potential for resistance to LY is the Fiji Dwarf (Niu Leka), although more extensive testing is needed to substantiate the promising results of studies done. The Fiji Dwarf is slow growing and has very broad leaves and leaflets. This variety can have either bronze or green fruits and petioles and has a very thick, crooked trunk. Unfortunately, seed from the Fiji Dwarf produces a good percentage of tall, off-type palms that are known to be susceptible to LY.

Multi-task while cooking

WHENEVER possible, apply multi-tasking to your cooking. A Chinese-style steamer, which can cook different dishes on different tiers simultaneously, does this admirably. But you can invent your own method too, for example, cooking potatoes or beets in the bottom part of a double boiler while making a sauce or custard in the top.

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Money Tip

With Mary Hamilton of Meridian Trust

Making it happen Measuring success DID you set yourself some specific financial goals in 2010? Perhaps you wanted to pay down some debt, cut down on entertainment expenditure, stop renting and purchase your own home. How did you do? Even if you didn’t reach your goals, you should congratulate yourself if you at least wrote them down on paper. Committing them to paper not only helps you to remember them, it acts as a motivator. Perhaps you needed to review them more regularly. Or maybe they were simply too unrealistic. Take what you have learned from 2010 and get ready to plan for 2011. Whatever your goals, ensure you write them down. Don’t forget the golden rules of making your goals realistic, amount- and time-specific, such as ‘save up $5,000 before June 2011’, or ‘increase my net worth by 10 per cent by December 31 2011’. Net worth improvements Your net worth is the sum of your assets (e.g. bank balances, real estate) less the sum of your debts (e.g. mortgage loans, credit card balances). To improve your net worth you need to hold investments that stand a good chance of capital appreciation (e.g. land in an up and coming area or development, art by an up and coming artist) and/or investments that generate regular income (such as mutual fund investments or rental properties). Capital gains Time spent researching the market for a potential purchase is time well spent, if it helps you to avoid paying more than its market value. The fastest way to make a capital gain is to buy an asset at a discount to its market value. Look out for property requiring some minor improvement that puts others off, or for a distressed (i.e. rushed) sale. As time is of the essence to the distressed seller, he or she does not market the asset well, which results in fewer bidders and gives you the opportunity to pick up a

bargain. Look for adverts by mortgage lenders auctioning properties or contact the mortgage lender directly for distressed properties that they wish to sell. Income improvements When it comes to investing for income, remember: nothing ventured, nothing gained. Bank deposits are relatively low risk and hence relatively low return. They have their place in an investment portfolio, usually to hold essential funds that you simply cannot afford to lose. However, you rarely get something for nothing. To increase your regular income, you need to take a little more risk, work a little harder, or both. Mutual fund investments, such as the Meridian Mortgage Fund, require no extra work. You simply monitor its performance via regular statements and leave the hard work to the fund manager. With a business or rental property, you must be prepared to take a more hands-on approach to maximise the benefits of your investment. Carpe diem If you find yourself wishing for a better financial situation, get out a pen or open up a spreadsheet programme and set some financial goals. Then review them regularly and work out what you are doing well and what you could improve upon.


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DINERS gorged on turkey, ham and all the delicious trimmings during a charity Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday. The 10th annual event, hosted by Jesus Antolinez, took place at Sharkbite bar and restaurant from 6pm. Tickets cost $26 and all of the proceeds went straight to the Turks and Caicos Salvation Army. Jesus explained: “Ten years ago a couple of friends of mine from the island and myself started doing this to give back to the community. “All the money raised during dinner, plus the raffles and giveaways will go to charity.”

Captain Matthew Trayler, development officer with the Salvation Army, said: “The Salvation Army is grateful to be the beneficiary charity of this event and the money will go straight towards our feeding programme. “Last year we donated over 3,600 hot meals to Clement Howell and we want to jump start the programme again to feed students who are at risk and don’t get to eat at home.” Jesus added: “We had a lot of sponsors but one of the ones that I always like to thank is IGA who consistently over the last 10 years have provided all the cooked turkeys and all the cooked ham.”

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Congratulations

Lana – Top Five

Congratulations to Llena George for being the honoured recipient of a Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Science, with first Class Honours and graduating in the Top Five in her class at the University of Warwick, UK. Lana's unwavering persistence, tremendous hard work and dedication have earned her this accolade. We thank God for his blessings in granting her this achievement. Your entire family, especially your Mother Ianthe Scott, Stepfather Alton Scott and Father Lloyd George are extremely proud of you. We wish you continued success in your future endeavors.


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UK regulator denies laxity over Irish crisis LONDON (AP) — Britain’s chief financial regulator said Tuesday that his agency had monitored Ireland’s developing economic crisis over two years and was not lax as U.K. banks built up a massive exposure. British bank stocks were mostly lower Tuesday as the market fretted about the impact of Ireland’s crisis, which has led to an international bailout. British banks’ involvement in Ireland is one of the reasons the government is prepared to loan some 7 billion pounds ($11 billion) to the Dublin government as a contribution to the bailout. Adair Turner, chairman of the Financial Services Authority, told a legislative panel that the exposure of the U.K. banking sector — estimated at nearly $132 billion — was “not out of line with what you’d expect.” He says that two part-nationalized banks, Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group, took on most of the exposure because of their own operations in Ireland. RBS’ exposure is estimated at $85 billion and Lloyds at $43 billion. In midafternoon trading on the London Stock Exchange, Barclays shares were down 1.7 percent, HSBC

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Japan justice minister quits over jokes about job TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s justice minister resigned Monday over comments that made light of his duty to respond to questioning in parliament, a blow to the ruling Democratic party as it struggles to keep Japan’s fragile economic recovery alive. Minoru Yanagida said Nov. 14 that as justice minister he only needed to remember two comments when facing questions from lawmakers: “I do not comment on specific cases,” and “We are dealing with the matter appropriately based on law and evidence.” The remarks set off a firestorm of criticism from lawmakers, who

demanded he step down from his post. The gaffe is the latest setback for Prime Minister Naoto Kan, whose plunging support in opinion polls has emboldened the political opposition. The resignation doesn’t threaten Kan’s grip on power, but is likely to further erode public support for an administration already facing anger over his perceived weakness in handling recent diplomatic spats with China and Russia. The political sparring in parliament has delayed progress on a $61 billion financial stimulus package, even as deflation and a strong yen threaten the struggling economy.

Houses stand vacant in the Castlemoyne development in North Dublin, Ireland, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. This development is one of the many, so called, ghost estates that have been been largely abandoned and left unfinished across many parts of Ireland due to the financial crisis which has struck Ireland.

and Lloyds were down 1.2 percent, but RBS shares were up slightly. Turner said RBS and Lloyds built up their exposure not by a “sudden splurge” of loans to Irish banks or by buying sovereign bonds, but due to their presence in the country. RBS owns Ulster Bank, which is

operates in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, while Lloyds also had a significant business in Ireland. Turner said the FSA first met about Ireland at the end of 2008 and had since had “nearly continuous” conversations over the crisis with the Treasury and Bank of England.

Portugal, Spain become market target after Ireland LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Europe’s efforts to contain its debt crisis came under increasing strain Tuesday as bond market jitters spilled into Portugal and Spain, seen as the 16nation eurozone’s next weakest links now that Ireland has followed Greece by accepting a massive international rescue. The Iberian countries’ borrowing costs rose, suggesting investors are more worried about default, while Spain limited the size of a bond sale because traders demanded sharply higher premiums. At the same time, Portugal’s benchmark stock index slumped 2 percent by the close, Spain’s fell 2.6 percent and the euro slid below $1.34 for the first time in two months. Spooked by the scale of Greece’s bailout requirements in May and Ireland’s banking failures, international investors are taking a closer look at the public finances of eurozone countries and they don’t like what they’re seeing, particularly in Portugal. Traders are “looking for their next target” and Portugal fits the bill, said Emilie Gay, an analyst at Capital Economics in London. She predicts Portugal will have to ask for help by early next year, when it has to begin refinancing billions of euros (dollars) in government bonds. A bailout for Portugal would cost at

least €50 billion, according to Capital Economics. But European Union President Herman Van Rompuy insisted Portugal’s finances are sound because the country’s banks are well capitalised, they haven’t had to cope with a severe housing market bubble, and the government has a strong adjustment programme to bring the deficit down. Asked during a visit to Stockholm whether the Irish bailout package was big enough and whether it can prevent the crisis spreading, Van Rompuy said “there is no need for help in Portugal and of course the safety net is big enough to support Ireland.” Portugal accounts for less than 2 percent of the eurozone’s total economy but a potential bailout would crank up pressure on Spain, the European Union’s fourthlargest economy, and entail possibly dramatic repercussions for the entire bloc. Analysts at Capital Economics described the risk of a Spanish bailout as “fairly low” but warned that “the cost would be devastatingly high.” “This threat is therefore closely linked to the risk of some form of eurozone breakup, stemming either from Spain being forced to leave and default or perhaps even from

Germany jumping ship,” the analysts said in a report to investors Tuesday. Ireland’s decision to accept a loan to prop up its banks, which may reach €100 billion ($136 billion), and make sharp budget cuts has come just six months after the EU and IMF provided a similar sum for Greece. Greece, meanwhile, is still grappling with its promised reforms and must make an extra effort to meet next year’s deficit targets, its international donors said Tuesday. The establishment of a €750 billion ($1.05 trillion) safety net, following Greece’s bailout, for any other eurozone members facing the risk of imminent loan defaults has done little to quell market fears. Portugal’s recent public finance figures have sharpened concerns’ about its ability to handle its debt load. Public spending rose 2.8 percent in the first 10 months of the year compared with a year earlier. Crucially, higher interest payments on its loans outweighed an increase in tax revenue, suggesting the weight of existing debt may be unsustainable as it offsets any progress in public finances. The interest rate on 10-year Portuguese bonds rose to 6.9 percent Tuesday from 6.8 percent the previous day. That was close to the record 7 percent breached earlier this month.

Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi welcomes her son Kim Aris, at Yangon International Airport on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, in Yangon, Myanmar.

Myanmar democracy leader Suu Kyi reunited with son YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi saw her younger son Tuesday for the first time in a decade, in an emotional reunion at the Yangon airport 10 days after she was released from detention and 10 years after they were last together. Kim Aris, 33, was finally granted a visa by the military regime after waiting for several weeks in neighbouring Thailand. Just before walking into the airport terminal, the 65-year old Suu Kyi, who was released Nov. 13 after more than seven years under house arrest, told reporters, “I am very happy.” Tears welled in her eyes when she first saw her son. A smiling Suu Kyi slipped her arm around his waist as the two posed briefly for photographers and they walked out of the airport holding hands. Clearly showing support for his mother’s cause, Aris bared his left arm

before airport security and the public to reveal a tattoo of the flag and symbol of Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy. Suu Kyi looked at it closely and smiled. The flag and symbol feature a fighting peacock and a star. Through her lawyer Nyan Win, Suu Kyi thanked the authorities for issuing the visa to her son, who resides in Britain and last saw his mother in December 2000. He has repeatedly been denied visas ever since by the ruling junta. Suu Kyi, who won the 1991 Nobel Peace prize for her nonviolent struggle for democracy, was first arrested in 1989 when Kim was 11 and his older brother, Alexander, was 16. She has been detained for 15 of the past 21 years. In an interview last week with The Associated Press, Suu Kyi acknowledged that her years of political work had been difficult for her family.


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NOTICE OF SALE BY

ISLAND SPORTIQUE

Sales Clerk is in need of a

PUBLIC AUCTION

To work 6 days per week. Salary $5.00 per hour. 6082

Contact 946-5378

Scotiabank (Turks & Caicos) Ltd. of Cherokee Road, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands hereby gives notice of its intention to sell by Public Auction the following properties pursuant to its power of sale as registered Chargee under the Registered Land Ordinance of the Turks and Caicos Islands:

Butler Required

2. Parcel 61113/59 Long Bay Hills Providenciales comprising 0.50 acres of land on which is constructed a concrete 1 storey apartment building consisting of three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Registered proprietor: Marva Alveica Lightbourne

Successful candidate must have 5 years related experience. Fluent written and spoken communication in English. Tasks include light household maintenance, driving vehicles, picking up supplies at various locations on island. Must be pleasant and sociable. Pay is commensurate with experience.

3. Parcel 60900/73 Leeward Going through Providenciales comprising 0.40 acres of land on which is constructed a two storey three bedroom, two bathroom concrete structure. Registered proprietor: Stanley Marcus Lightbourne and Belinda Venesser Lightbourne

Fax resume to 941-4664

4. 60701/36 Cheshire Hall & Richmond Hill Providenciales comprising 1.44 acres of land on which is constructed a three bedroom, three bathroom house. Registered proprietor: Kenneth Norman Russell 5. Parcel 60802/58 The Bight & Thomas Stubbs Providenciales comprising 0.23 acres of land on which is constructed a concrete two storey building consisting of four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Registered proprietor: Francina Louise Forbes

POSITION AVAILABLE

6. Parcel 50208/144/K4 Whitby, North Caicos on which is constructed a two bedroom, two bathroom beach front condominium. Registered proprietor: Donovan Lloyd Noble

Audio/Video Editor

7. 60003/121 North West & North Central, Blue Hills, Providenciales comprising 0.26 acres of land on which is constructed a three bedroom, two bathroom house. Registered proprietor: Lydia Louise Handfield

Main Purpose of Job:

Edit daily newscasts, commercials and television shows. Putting together as a sequence raw footage and audio to produce the final product. Essential Duties:

• Editing film/footage to the exact final length • Preparing programs for television including adding advertisements, break titles and graphics • Developing and maintaining footage inventory

8. Parcel 60809/188 The Bight & Thomas Stubbs Providenciales comprising of approximately 0.25 acres on which is constructed an incomplete family home with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Registered proprietor: Brendalee Nancy Harvey

Experience, Qualifications and Skills:

• Certificate or Diploma related to video editing • Eight or more years experience in Television Broadcasting (must possess relevant certification) • Skilful operator of Audio/Video Editing Systems • Knowledge of TV, Camera, and Lighting for Quality Control, Animations • Production experience, good interpersonal skills and creative ability • Ability to meet deadlines • Required to work evenings, weekends and holidays • Ability to work as a part of a team or alone.

9. Parcel 10404/183, Central, Grand Turk comprising 0.47 acres on which is constructed a two storey mixed use incomplete building. Registered proprietor William Jason Francis 10. Parcel 60503/145 Blue Hills & Stamers Run, Providenciales comprising 0.38 acres on which is constructed a single storey building. with a partially

complete Registered proprietor: Sharon Elizabeth Rigby

11. Parcel 60900/230 Leeward Going Through, Providenciales, comprising 0.65 acres of land on which is constructed a two storey residential building consisting of 3 bedrooms and 2 ½ bathrooms Registered proprietor Marvin Prince Albert Stubbs 12. Parcel 60717/102,103,104,105 Cheshire Hall & Richmond Hill, Providenciales comprising 1.75 acres of land which consists of four adjoining lots, on one of which is constructed a detached single storey residential building. The building consists of three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an outdoor pool. Registered proprietor: Solomon Holdings Ltd and Richard Sankar 13. Parcel 60715/23 Cheshire Hall & Richmond Hill, Providenciales comprising 0.48 acres of land on which is constructed two two storey apartment buildings, one comprising 8 units and the other comprising 4 units. Registered proprietor: Thomas Chalmers Misick 14. Parcel 61112/50 & 52 Long Bay Hills Providenciales comprising of two adjoining parcels with an existing two bedroom and one bath residential house, plus guest building. Registered Proprietor – Hynetta Lenore Stubbs 15. Parcel 60715/308 Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hill Providenciales comprising of residential property on .68 acres of land on which is constructed a one storey two bedroom and one bathroom home. Registered Proprietor –Hugh Marvin Henfield 16. Parcel 60807/172 & 173 The Bight & Thomas Stubbs, Providenciales comprising of two adjoining lots of a total of 1 acre on which is constructed a two storey apartment building with two ground level one bedroom apartments and one upper floor two bedroom, two bathroom apartments. Registered Proprietor – Jacqueline Edna Brown and Latasha Makalia Delancy 17. Parcel 10507/35/K8 South Suburbs Grand Turk comprising of a one bedroom condominium unit at the White Sands Resort, Registered Proprietor – Wilfred Rattey Jr. 18. 60400/172 Chalk Sound, Providenciales comprising of 1.05 acres of land on which is constructed a split-level residential development, with 11 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, pool and concrete deck area. Registered Proprietor – Robert Alexander Been

The auction will be held at the offices of Scotiabank (Turks and Caicos) Limited, Grace Bay Branch, Providenciales at 10:00 o’clock in the morning on Thursday the 9th day of December 2010

Compensation commensurate with experience.

A reserve price will be fixed on all parcels 6086

P. O. Box 230 Providenciales Turks and Caicos Islands Tel: 649-231-2488 Fax: 649-946-4346

1. Parcel 60720/75 Cheshire Hall & Richmond Hill, Providenciales comprising 1.32 acres of land on which is constructed a concrete two storey apartment building consisting of five apartment units. Registered proprietor: Terrance McNeil Adams and Alecia Leopathra Adams

Terms and Conditions of Sale by Auction are available by request from Scotiabank Collections Manager (649) 941-5008 Ext 295 or fax number (649)946-4409


TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS

EMPLOYMENT / SERVICES / NOTICES

LABOURER 946-4664

Duties include care of Landscaping and 2 large dogs. Clean Character and Driving records

Contact 231-1391

6052

Needed to work 6 days per week salary $5.50 per hour 6083

Tel: 232-7827

Labourer Wanted

Call today to advertise

Gardener Wanted

OR EMAIL

Tel 941-8006 ext. 26

THE MASTER’S ACADEMY

Bay Bistro Is looking for a

Kitchen Helper

An affiliate of A Touch of Love Ministries International Center Accepting Applications

Positions Needed:

Monitor/Teacher’s Assistant Math/Science/Computers/PE Teacher

Kitchen

Supervisor/ Cleaner

Monitor/Teacher’s Assistant Duties Include: To assist the Supervisor/Teacher in the general operation of Learning Center as set out in the Accelerated Christian Education’s Procedure Manual. He/She must be discreet, steady, thorough, peaceful and efficient; consistently and diligently supporting the Supervisor/Teacher in the Learning Center.

Salary $5.00 per hour

at 241-2975

To work 6 days per week. Salary $5.50 per hour. Contact 946-4763

or send resumes to P.O. Box 131

MARC JOHNSON

Providenciales, Cellular: 231-4234. Fax: 946-5166

PRIVATE VILLA COOK & SERVER

Both persons must be an active born-again Christian who believes in the work of the Holy Spirit; Please submit resume and three references with telephone numbers and addresses including one from current Pastor. Salaries will be based on qualification and experience. No phone calls

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Applications should be addressed to:

PERSONAL ASSISTANT/OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR Responsible for the administration of a growing law office including human resources and billing Salary: $36,000 per year The successful candidate must have a business degree, must have held a senior position in a law firm, accounting firm or bank must and be capable of: • Maintaining appropriate relationships with the regulatory authorities and the firm’s suppliers • Producing budgets and forecasts • Managing the firm’s accounts • Preparing bills and collecting receivables • Ensuring the timely settlements of payables • Supervising all office personnel • Create an accurate special office projects • Developing clients list • Managing data flow and storage • Maintaining contacts with clients The position reports to the Senior Partner and the successful candidate will function as his Personal Assistant

Minimum two years experience working in a five star resort or private luxury estate with solid food and beverage service experience. Housekeeping and concierge experience is also necessary. Must be well presented fluent in English and possess the confidence to communicate directly with villa owners and renters. A friendly outgoing yet professional demeanor is required. Must be self motivated, disciplined, flexible and hard working. This is a live in position and extended working hours as well as working on holidays and weekends are required when the villa is occupied. Salary based on experience and qualifications.

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 now.

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Interested persons may apply in writing to P.O. Box 349, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, to reach no later than 3rd November 2010

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Contact Barbara Hamilton

Math/Science/Computers/PE Teacher Qualifications: @@ Bachelors/Masters degree from reputable institution; Advance degree in Math and Science a plus @@ Minimum of 5-7 years teaching experience in secondary education or college/ university @@ Experience with Christian education curriculum

Attn: Executive Board Champions for Christ International School of Excellence P.O. Box 751, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, BWI Or you may email: info@atolministries.org or Fax: 1-877-580-8743

Must be able to lift heavy items. Should not be afraid of heights. Clean Character and Driving Records

tcnews@tciway.tc is seeking a

CHAMPIONS FOR CHRIST INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE

FAX: (649) 946-4661

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PHONE: (649) 946-4664

November 27 - December 3, 2010

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 December 10, 2010

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PHONE: (649) 946-4664

A & B COMPUTING Is seeking a

LEEWARD HIGHWAY Is looking for a

Contact 241-4995

6075

To do regular cleaning, cooking, ironing and babysitting. Salary $5.00 per hour.

ALBERT’S CLEANING SERVICES

Carpenter

needed Clerk To work Monday thru Friday. Salary $12.00 per hour.

Contact 245-4161

To work in Bottle Creek North Caicos on commission basis.

Contact 946-7051 or email: anbcomputing@ tciway.tc

SHINING STARS PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Labourers To work in North Caicos. Salary $5.50 per hour.

Contact 946-7051

needed

6069

To do regular cleaning, cooking, ironing and babysitting salary $5.00 per hour.

Contact 243-6264

6076

Worker

To work in North Caicos must be able to work Monday thru Friday salary $100.00 per week.

Contact 246-4769 Deadline for applications December 3rd, 2010

To work in North Caicos. Must be able to work 6 days a week. Salary $5.50 per hour. Must know different types of materials.

Fax resumes to 946-7311

L C S is currently looking for two highly qualified persons to fill the position of:

COMPUTER TECHNICIAN @@Must have knowledge about Microsoft windows and networking @@10 years minimum computer experience @@PowerPoint, Front page @@Salary depends on ability and skills

• Applicants must be qualified for the position • Must love children • Must be hardworking and creative and have a minimum of five (5) years experience. Salary negotiable.

Applications should reach the principal of the school no later than November 30th, 2010

Domestic Worker

Domestic

BCS-CS

is looking for

Teachers and Nursery Attendants is seeking 6

Labourer

Agnes Swann

Is looking for a

is looking for a

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Domestic Worker

MARISELEINE HENDFIELD

6049

Is looking for a

FAX: (649) 946-4661

EMPLOYMENT / SERVICES / NOTICES

TEXACO

SOREL GERMAIN

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MAC MOTORS is looking for a

Storekeeper/ Sales Advisor

@@Must have 5 years experience @@Salary commensurate experience 6077

Please contact branditz@yahoo.com

NEW TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS HOSPITAL Seven Stars Resort, Grace Bay Is recruiting a

Director of Finance

Responsible for overall management of all accounting, purchasing, HR and MIS functions, including, but not limited to, safeguarding all assets, strategic planning/budgeting, and compliance with internal controls and procedures. To provide functional guidance to the Executive Committee and Department Heads, interact with the resorts legal counsel, insurance companies and auditors to effectively control the assets of the business and to provide business support. Suitably qualified Belongers who possess the requirements listed are encouraged to apply. Salary is based on experience and qualifications. Director of Finance

• Suitable candidates must have a relevant degree plus recognized accounting qualification, ACA/CPA with 7 to 10 years post qualification experience, at least 3 years at Finance Director/CFO level • Must possess a strong IT & HR background • Must be fluent in English Closing Date : December 10th 2010 Suitable qualified candidates should apply in writing or send resume Monday – Friday 9am-5pm

TELEHEALTH & HIS (Health Information System)

ADMINISTRATOR

The Turks and Caicos Hospital require a Telehealth & HIS (Health Information System) Administrator to manage the provision of a comprehensive support & professional advice to users of Telehealth/HIS systems. The IM&T support team should be aiming to close 90% of helpdesk calls without involvement from other parties. This will include calls that affect single users e.g. user issues, desktop problems hardware and software, Peripheral problems as well as calls that affect multiple staff e.g. server and network problems. The support team will also be responsible for the proactive management of all devices servers & desktops. Requirements:• Experience and knowledge of network protocols, VPN,RDP and Telehealth technologies • In depth knowledge of Windows, Windows 7, Server 2003, 2008, VMware, SQL, Oracle and Linux. • Minimum 7 years experience in IM&T support, with a minimum of 3 years experience of HIS management (e.g. HIS Database Administrator, HIS Project Manager/Administrator) The salary range will commence at $28,000

Managing Director Seven Stars Resort P.O Box 603, Grace Bay Road, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands British West Indies, Email: admin@sevenstarsgracebay.com Website: www.sevenstarsgracebay.com Telephone: (649) 941 - 7777 Fax: (649) 941 - 8601

Only appropriately qualified persons should apply. Preference will be given to qualified persons with ‘Belonger’ status. Applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. PLEASE FORWARD YOUR CV TO recruitment@interhealthcanada.tc Please ensure that an email address or telephone number is included in the application.

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TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS

Job Listings Services Auto sales real estate

Classifieds

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Great Rate // ► $1 per word minimum 15 words ► $5 for additional graphic realty

for sale

High quality decorative

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

Professional Building For Rent

Good location, near NIB and Courts On Leeward Highway Fully furnished, ready to move in (3,000 sq feet) Ideal for a lawyer, accountant, doctor or architect Tel: 946-4664, 946-4894

Apartment for rent

Wedding Gown for Sale

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

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

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

One Bedroom

Leeward Palms House 1 bath 1 bedroom Fully Furnished/ Washer & Dryer Asking Price $850 p/m Slumber party Girls’ bicycle - $30, 26 inch panasonic tv - $250. Also other household items. No reasonable offer refused. 346-1434, 344-1779, 242-6904.

Chalk Sound , Ocean View (Located Before Silly Creek Area) 1 bed 1.5 bath Fully Furnished/ Wrap around deck/ VerySpacious/Washer & Dryer Asking Price $1000

MUSIC TEACHER

Juba Sound Apartments Located in Lovely Living Environment!! 2 bed 2 bath Nicely Furnished Asking Price $1400 ************************** Grace Bay Condo

vehicles for sale Mac Motors

New Vehicles with Factory Warranty; 2009 FIAT 500 Sport BZ 1.2 2Dr Auto (Bossa Nova White) *248033* - 29,700. 2009 FIAT Panda Dynamic 1.2 Auto (New Orleans Blue) *323248* - 22,900. 2009 FIAT Grande Punto 1.4 Auto (Ambient White) *466162* - 26,500. 2009 FIAT

Is seeking to employ

Qualifications:

6026

Certified in Alfred Piano Library Levels Prep to Adult Equivalent to Royal Conservatory of Music – Grade 8 Ability to keep performance records of students Prepare for piano recitals twice a year Ability to work in a classroom setting and one-on-one Minimum 12 years teaching experience Hours: must be available during the day/evenings and weekends Salary: $15 per hour Must speak and write fluent English Own a piano and provide own transportation

Submit applications to celestial Music Studio Ltd., P.O. Box 1137 Providenciales, TCI

*********************** Royal Diamond Villa 1 bed 1 bath with Balcony Fully Furnished / Ready to Move-in Asking Price $1000 p/m *************************** The Venetian 1 bed 1 bath Fully Furnished/ Upstairs/ Downstairs unit/ Onsite Pool Asking Price: $1200 p/m **************************** GREAT DEAL !!!! Leeward Palms 1 bed 1 bath duplex Fully Furnished /Washer Asking Price $1300 p/m ALL Utilities Included !!! ****************************** Venetian Road Apartment 1 bed 1 bath Fully Furnished/Very Spacious Asking Price $1250 p/m (Slightly Negotiable) **************************** GRACEBAY STEAL!!! Trade winds Condo Hotel, Gracebay 1 bed 1 bath Fully Furnished /Washer & Dryer/End Unit Facing Pool/ Asking Price $1200 p/m ************************** TWO BEDROOMS Chalk Sound, Water Front 2 Bed 2 Bath Fully Furnished REDUCED Asking Price $1700 p/m (Negotiable) ************************* Real Steal !!Leeward Palms 2 bedroom 2 baths Fully Furnished Asking Price $1100 p/m **************************** Chalk Sound, Ocean View (Located Before Silly Creek Area) 2 Bed 2 Bath Fully Furnished/Very Spacious/Wrap around Deck Asking Price $1650 p/m ****************************** Grace Bay Townhome -End Unit ( 3 minutes from IGA Gourmet) 2 bedrooms 2 ½ Bath/ Nicely Furnished/Screened Porch with Direct Pool Access Asking Price $ 2400 p/m

Grandview 3rd Floor unit 3 bedroom 3 baths Nicely Furnished Call for More details !!! *************************** The Venetian 2 bedroom 2 bath Fully furnished / Fully Equipped Kitchen/Pool Asking Price $ 1800 p/m ************************** Sunview Town Homes, Grace Bay Road 2 Bed 2.5 Bath with Pool Asking Price $1,600/per month ************************* Long Bay Beach Front 2 bed 1 bath w/ Loft Fully Furnished/ Screened Deck facing Beach Asking $2000 p/m *********************** Ocean Club Plaza, 2nd Floor Unit, Grace Bay 2 Bed 2.5 Bath, with Pool/Fully Equipped Kitchen Asking Price $2,000/per month ************************* Leeward Landings Townhome 2 bedroom 2 ½ bath Fully Furnished Asking Price $1600 ************************** Long Bay Apartments 2 bed 1 bath Fully Furnished/Washer & Dryer Asking Price $1200 p/m Three- Four Bedrooms ************************* MUST SEEE !!!! Beautiful Home Discovery Bay Canal Front Home 3 bedroom 2.5 bath Spacious Beautifully Furnished/ Fully Equipped kitchen /52” Plasma Televisions Asking Price $2300 p/m Negotiable ************************* Juba Sound Home 3 Bed 2.5 Bath Ocean View, Terrace, Asking Price $2200 REDUCED !! ************************* Low Cost Home, Blue Hills 3 Bed 2 Baths Furnished Central AC/ Washer & Dryer/Dishwasher Asking Price $1,350/per month ************************* Leeward Canal Front Home 4 bedrooms 3.5 baths Spacious/Nicely Furnished Asking Price $4000 p/m

I Ruanda Salon and Barber Shop

NEEDED

• • • • • • • • • •

November 27 - December 3, 2010

2With Barbers 5 years experience

Contact Maria Williams 2310882 6044

946-4664 Fax: 946-4661

Email: tcnews@tciway.tc

Website: tcweeklynews.com

Bravo Dynamic 1.4 Auto (Steel Grey) *196447* - 35,500. 2008 Land Rover Discovery III SE TDV6 (Keswick) *469067* - 68,000. 2008 Dodge Caliber SXT Sport App. 2.0L (Surf Blue) *599952* - 27,000. 2009 Dodge Journey SXT FWD 3.5L (Silver Steel) *535698* - 37,000. 2009 Dodge Durango 4x2 SLT 4.7L V8 (Silver) *703733* - 40,000. 2009 Jeep Patriot Sport 4x2 (White) *186265* - 32,000. 2009 Dodge Dakota SLT 4x4 (Deep Water Blue) *765339* - 35,000.

Certified used vehicles;

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

Mac Motors

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

for sale 10m 2010 Torch is for sale for $950. The kite is in very good condition with only one small tear, which was repaired. Also selling 130cm Momentum for $400. It comes with new foot-pads and fins. The board has some scrapes on the bottom. Contact 342-2941

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

SPIN CITY LAUNDRYMAT

services

Is looking for a

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

The Flower Girl Bed and Bath Shop Bed and bath sets and Lingeries For more information, call us at 649-9464894 or 649-2313788, you may also e-mail us at flowergirlprovo@yahoo.com ******************************** We now accept Upholstery jobs. Have your cushions re-covered at excellent prices Drape fabrics are also in stock For more information, call us at 649-

Labourer

To work 5 days salary $5.00 per hour. Contact 246-6932

Wilfery and Tony’s Is seeking to employ

Two BarberS With 5 years experience

Contact Maria Williams 231-0882

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TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS

EMPLOYMENT / SERVICES / NOTICES

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NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT OF RECEIVER We, BRITISH CARIBBEAN BANK LIMITED, of Governor’s Road, Leeward, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands as a lender and as agent and security trustee (the “Bank”) under a syndicated loan agreement dated 28th, February 2008, and supplemental agreement dated June 2nd, 2010 (“Syndicated Loan Agreement”) and a primary debenture dated 28th February, 2008, varied on 29th day of June, 2010 (“the Primary Debenture”) and various collateral debentures dated 28th February, 2008, varied on 29th June 2010 (“the Collateral Debentures”) hereby give NOTICE that Mr. Dean Charles Boyce of Governor’s Road, Leeward, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands was on the 11th Day of November 2010, appointed as Receiver and Manager of the property of the following companies: EMERALD ISLES HOLDING LIMITED (Belize Company) EMERAL PROPERTY HOLDINGS LIMITED (Belize Company) EMERAL DEVELOPMENT HOLDINGS LIMITED (Belize Company) which are all registered under the laws of Belize with their registered office situated at 60 Market Square, Belize City, Belize; and appointed as Receiver and Manager of the property of the following companies: AMBERGRIS CAY LTD. AMBERGRIS CAY BUILDERS LTD. AMBERGRIS CAY TRANSPORTATION CORPORATION AMBERGRIS CAY UTILITIES LTD. AMBERGRIS DEVELOPMENTS LTD. AC LAND CO. LIMITED which are all companies registered under the laws of the Turks and Caicos Islands with their registered office situated at Unit 66, Salt Mills, Grace Bay Road, Leeward Highway, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands The appointment was made by us as a lender, and as agent and security trustee for the Lenders on the date set out below under the powers contained in the Primary Debenture and the Collateral Debentures made between the borrowers, guarantors and British Caribbean Bank Limited. Dated this 11th day of November 2010

Managing Director British Caribbean Bank Limited 6020


TURKS AND CAICOS WEEKLY NEWS

FAX: (649) 946-4661

EMPLOYMENT / SERVICES / NOTICES

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMISSION

VACANCIES 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 following posts:

1. Insurance Analyst DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES The holder of this position will carry out the following duties: • Assist in developing annual plans for onsite inspections/reviews of insurance entities • Perform off-site reviews of insurance organizations • Monitor and report on trends in the financial performance of insurance entities • Assist in evaluating and processing applications for insurance licenses • Collect, collate and analyze statistical information relating to the insurance industry and licensees • Investigate, as directed, complaints by the public or queries in respect of the policies, practices and procedures of insurance entities • Any other duties as set out in the Job Description of Insurance Analyst or as assigned by the Head of Insurance. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE @@Preferred qualification is a Degree in Accounting, Economics, Business Administration or equivalent professional qualification such as ACII or equivalent. @@Four (4) years related working experience in a senior position in the insurance industry or in insurance regulation, or auditing field. @@This position falls within Grade 6 of the Commission’s pay scale with a range of $35,701 to $$42,651 p.a.

2. Senior Insurance Officer DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES • Assist in development of operational plans, budgets, policies and procedures for the Insurance Department • Develop and, upon approval, implement standards and procedures for the Insurance Administration section • Manage the Department in the absence of the Head of Insurance • Contribute to or collaborate on the evaluation of license applications etc. • Ensure that applicable fees are paid by licensees • Any other duties as set out in the Job Description of Senior Insurance Officer or as assigned by the Head of Insurance. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE @@Preferred qualification is a first Degree in Accounting, Economics, Business Administration or equivalent professional qualification such as ACII. @@Six (6) years related working experience, of which at least three (3) must be in a managerial position. @@This position falls within Grade 5 of the Commission’s pay scale with a range of $42,683 to $$51,589 p.a. OTHER INFORMATION APPLICABLE TO BOTH POSTS • The duties for the above posts may be carried out at either of the Commission’s offices in Grand Turk or Providenciales. • Actual salaries payable will be determined by reference to the degree of qualification, experience, knowledge base and other criteria that the Commission may assess.

Applications should be received no later than December 15, 2010 and may be emailed to dmorrison@tcifsc.tc or dstrose@tcifsc.tc or faxed to 649-946-2369/649-941-8379

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IN THE SUPREME COURT TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS IN DIVORCE D-38/2005 BETWEEN DENNIS WILFRED SIMONS - PETITIONER AND FRANCISCA CONFESA VARGAS FABIAN – SIMONS - RESPONDENT

NOTICE OF AMMENDED PETITION TO: Francisca Confesa Vargas Fabian-Simons Pond Street, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands A petition for Divorce has been filed against you. If with 28 days you have not communicate with the Court’s Office at Pond Street, Grand Turks, Turks and Caicos Islands in this matter, the Court may

hear the case without further notice. Dated this 19th day of November 2010 .................................................. BENSON LEON HARVEY REGISTRAR

GILLEY’S ENTERPRISES IS LOOKING FOR:

A COOK

Description of job:

• Responsible for ordering all provisions pertaining to food and cleaning supplies and kitchen equipment • Responsible for supervising general cleaning and maintenance of kitchen equipment • Taking food inventory at the end of each month • To make sure the cleaning staff keeps your kitchen in good clean and healthy order • Be responsible to discuss menu for

banquets and conferences • Responsible for respectable food cost • Responsible for purchasing food and negotiating prices Salary: $10.00 per hour Description of suitable person:

• Must be hard working and efficient • Must have a positive attitude • Be able to work six (6) days a week, weekends and holidays if needed Hours are from 6:30am – 3:30pm six (6) days per week

Contact: Tate Forbes between the hours of 9:00am – 3:30pm at 946-4472 or email: gilley’scafe@tciway.tc

Caicos Café Ltd. in Grace Bay is looking for a

Pastry Bakery Chef

• Must be able to work weekends, nights and holidays 6 days per week • Must be able to clean the kitchen after service • Must have at least 8 years experience and have a good knowledge of bakery, sweets and desserts • Must be able to understand and speak English • Must be physically fit, dependable and hardworking Salary is paid based on experience and quality of work

All resumes cv’s letters of reference along with a clean police record must be delivered to Caicos Café Grace Bay

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PHONE: (649) 946-4664

November 27 - December 3, 2010

EXPERIENCED SENIOR PARALEGAL WANTED FOR BUSY COMMERCIAL LEGAL OFFICE IN PROVIDENCIALES

Experienced Senior Paralegal required to act as Paralegal to managing partner with at least twenty years experience. Dictaphone typing skills (speed and accuracy essential) with a demonstrated ability to type +80 w.p.m. Experience and knowledge of dealing independently with clients and all forms of contracts, commercial and property, security documentation, corporate management, legal accounting systems, commonly used word processing systems, file management systems, and office equipment is essential. Must be able to work unsupervised with excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Must have vehicle and clean driving record. Must be able to work overtime when required. Remuneration based on experience – commencing $36k per annum. Belongers only need apply.

Apply to the Managing Partner P O Box 260, Beatrice Butterfield Building, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, Fax (649) 946-4663. Email: mslaw@tciway.tc

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EMPLOYMENT / SERVICES / NOTICES

Career Opportunities Veranda is currently seeking qualified candidates that have the requirements listed along with an outgoing professional manner. Our ideal candidates must love to work with different types of people, meet challenges with a positive attitude and live the standards of our organization.

Director of Accommodation Services

To manage the daily operations of the housekeeping department, promoting a safe environment and quality service to achieve maximum guest satisfaction, protection of assets and minimal expenses Job Requirements: • Experience in initiating and executing purchase orders for the preopening processes of rooms, Public areas and Laundry. • Experience in leading and successfully coordinating and organizing FF&E projects, final set up of rooms including house wares, soft goods and art. • Able to undertake the transition of construction projects to operations with regards to rooms to facilitate the resort opening deadline and existing budget criteria. • Able to create and implement SOPs and standards of presentation and cleanliness for guest rooms and public areas. • Vast experience in recruiting and training room attendants, housemen, supervisors and managers for housekeeping, public areas and laundry and to be responsible for the development and the growth of Staff. • Extensive knowledge in Rooms division operation and revenue oriented. • Manage the daily housekeeping team, Public areas and Laundry department effectively to consistently improve guest satisfaction. • Create and implement in and out of season projects that improved the standards of the hotel. • Able to maintain a high degree of visibility and participation in the daily operation of the departments to ensure a high level of understanding of both guest and colleague issues at all times.

Assistant Food & Beverage Manager

To provide support to the Food and Beverage Manager in the overseeing of all front and back of the house F&B operations including, restaurant, bar, room service, and banquet functions. Job Requirements: • Monitor performance to ensure adherence to all service standards, sanitation standards, productivity standards to ensure exceptional guest satisfaction. • Monitor and control inventories. • Monitor and control labor costs. • Maintain cleanliness and sanitation levels to Health Department required ratings at all times. • Ability to organize multiple projects; manage and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines. • Exhibit a positive and involved team attitude to all and promotes positive relations through an environment that encourages open communications, trust, and mutual respect. • Strong communication, organization, problem-solving, and follow-up. • Manage interviewing, staffing, training and development of food & beverage team. Monitor and forecast revenues and expenses to ensure company goals are met on a monthly and yearly basis.

Tandoori chef

To be responsible for the preparation of all marinades and tandoori dishes, ensure quality of service, food and presentation and meet and exceed guest expectations. Job Requirements: • Fully conversant with operating a tandoori oven for cooking, using charcoal • Knowledgeable of tandoori breads, marinate, Indian herbs and cuisine • Able to work individually without any supervision to prepare all dishes on the menu using tandoori and showcase skills in front of guest • Able to prepare menu for Indian Banquets, Buffet and Wedding parties for up to 500 people • Able to introduce new tandoori dishes, create recipes and maintain high quality • To assist the Executive Sous Chef for menu planning and other tasks assigned • Minimum 5 years experience in luxury hotels working as tandoori chef Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Interested persons may contact our Human Resource Manager No later than December 1, 2010 Email: deleria.simms@verandatci.com Or hand deliver to our office at Veranda Resort and Residences Princess Dr. Lower Bight, Providenciales

Hairdresser/ Stylist needed • Must be willing to work 6 days per week and some holidays • Must have good working attitude to work with others • Must be reliable and honest • Must be able to work with schedule Salary $5.50 per hour

Contact: 649-342-2182

Deadline for application is December 4th, 2010

is looking for a

Waitress

To work Monday thru Saturday. Salary $5.00 per hour. Contact 649-246-1497 GLOBAL SERVICES

BENNETT GARDINER

Is looking for the following persons:

Is looking for a

2 Managers 1 Mason

Labourer

Contact 331-3020

Contact 231-2033

Salary $10.00 per hour

Salary $5.00 per hour

5965

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

Rolyn Almonte

6068

PHONE: (649) 946-4664

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Is looking to employ a

Babysitter To work 6 days per week. Salary $150.00 per week. Must be able to work flexible hours.

Contact 241-9105

6021

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For Advertising information call 946-4664 | FAX: (649) 946-4661 | Email: tcnews@tciway.tc

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VIVENNE B. WILSON is looking for a

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

Contact 242-0753 Deadline for application is December 3rd, 2010

OVNR CONTRACTING SERVICES Is looking for a

Labourer To clean vehicles boats and the premises salary $5.50 per hour.

Contact 231-6060 anytime

STAFF VACANCY SUPERVISOR OF CREDIT AND REVENUE PROTECTION

VICKI WILSON

Is looking for a

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

Contact 241-2528 Deadline for applications is December 10th, 2010

PPC LIMITED

6034

Main Duties • Develop, implement and administer policies to continually streamline and improve receivables management in an effort to minimize bad debt and keep outstanding receivables at a minimum. • Participate in the development of and maintain a process to manage all customer accounts to optimize cash flow and minimize overdue accounts. This will include daily account collection calls and regular automated customer contact processes. • Organize disconnects and reconnections with customer service department as necessary. • Prepare detailed monthly account receivables report inclusion into monthly management reports. • Develop and maintain contacts and relationships with key customers, through internal and verbal written correspondences. • Develop relationships with Government Permanent Secretaries and Treasury to facilitate collection of Government accounts. • Maintain repayment agreements for overdue amounts. • Periodic audit of customer files to ensure compliance with management standards and TCI regulations and ordinance. • Organize resources to perform formal metering audits annually or as required by management. • Cohesively work with the Manager of Customer Service in execution of all departmental goals and objectives. • Prepare monthly report for employee receivables with appropriate follow-up. • Conduct annual Employee Performance Appraisals. • Supervise a Staff of Five. • Perform any other related duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Vice President of Corporate & Customer Services. Minimum Requirements • The incumbent must poses a minimum of 4 years ‘experience as a Supervisor. • The incumbent must have 5 years experience in the credit function in a utility setting and have a well developed understanding of metering & billing systems and processes. • Associate Degree in Business Administration. • 5-6 years in office administration. • Excellent written and oral communications skills. • Excellent team player and team building skills. • Ability to deliver to strict deadlines and to work under pressure. • Goal-oriented. • Self motivated. • Team Player

Plumber salary – Salary $9.00

Domestic Worker – salary $5.50

To work Monday thru Friday

Contact 241-5242 Is seeking a

Sales Girl

Housekeeper

Must have neat appearance. 6 day a week. Salary $200.00.

Description @@ Responsible for structured account collection process through continuous customer contact, follow-up, disconnection and court action for PPC and AEP. @@ Responsible for data collection and dissemination, management of credit controls and direct supervision of cash collection as relates to overdue accounts. @@ Responsible for the Supervision of all aspect of Debt Collection.

Is looking to fill the following position:

MARTIN ADDERLEY

needed

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified persons to fill the position Supervisor of Credit and Revenue Protection in our Customer Services Department on Providenciales.

Contact Tania Ortiz at 242-1866

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

Contact 345-9808 6050

Deadline for application is December 3rd, 2010

RESIDENTIAL CHILD CAREGIVER/SUPERVISOR The Provo Children’s Home is seeking two caregiver/supervisors for the Home located in Chalk Sound in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands. The following requirements apply: • Preferred but not mandatory, a degree in psychology, counseling or social work • Experience working in related field ie teaching, nursing, coaching, day care, etc. • Ability to build constructive, caring, nurturing relationships with children with complex needs • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office programs • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Preferred qualifications in food prep and handling • Ability to cook meals for large numbers • Preferred First Aid training • Must hold a clean, valid driver’s license These posts are residential and require a certain percentage of over night shifts. Private accommodation and meals provided on overnight shifts. Salaries start at $1200 per month and are dependent on experience and qualifications. Only Belongers need apply.

Compensation • Salary Grade 13: $58,420.00 - $73,030.00 based on qualifications and ability. PPC offers a competitive compensation package for more information contact Human Resources Director

Deadline for submission of application is December 3rd, 2010. Please submit to:-

The positions are available from December 1st 2010. Interviews will be by appointment only. Please send resumes to PCH Chair at bloneva@hortonrealty.tc 6064

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

SHANICK WALKINS

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ONe Labourer

Bar Labourer Worker Is looking for a

To work 6 days per week. Salary $5.50 per hour.

Deadline for applications is December 1, 2010

Contact 242-3148

Contact Thashena Adderley

on 241-4678

Deadline for applications is December 1st, 2010

DEKA WILLIAMS

DEMETRIA SIMMONS

Domestic

Domestic Worker

Labourer

Worker To work 5 days per week. Salary $300 per week.

• Must have a clean police record • Must be able to work by the hours given • Must be able to work some weekends and holidays • Salary $5 - $6 per hour Deadline for applications is December 1st, 2010

Contact 244-2592 6013

Contact 241-4923

EXPRESS EQUIPMENT LTD.

Is looking to fill the following positions:

Is looking for a

Deadline for applications December 1st, 2010

Must have a clean police record. Must be hardworking. Must be able to work weekends and holidays. Salary $5-$6 per hour.

6036

To work 5 days a week, including some weekends. Duties include weeding, taking care of landscaping and some other light jobs that may be required by employer. Salary $6.00 per hour.

Is looking for a

or email demetria14simmons@hotmail.com

6035

Is seeking 2 applicants for the following positions:

Mechanic

• Must have a valid drivers license from A-H • Must be able to work holidays and weekends • Must be able to understand computer systems and programs • Ability to speak French a plus Salary based on experience

Domestic Worker

• Must be able to work on holidays and weekends • Ability to speak French would be and asset • Reliable, hardworking and honest Salary $5.00 per hour

Applicants can

Contact 245-2897

6023

needed

Contact 242-2661

FAX: (649) 946-4661

CARL JOLLY

BIG RICK’S BAR & CAFÉ

6029

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THE COMPANIES ORDINANCE 1981

NOTICE OF STRIKING OFF TAKE NOTICE that in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 173 of the Companies Ordinance 1981, I have on the 1st day of October to 31st day of October, 2010 struck off from the Register of Companies the companies listed below, the reason being that I have reasonable cause to believe that

those companies are not carrying on business or are not in operation. JOHN B. JAMES CPM REGISTRAR OF COMPANIES TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

TURKS AND CAICOS THE COMPANIES ORDINANCE 1981 DATE INTERVAL STRUCK OFFS Starting Date-01-Oct-10 0

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PETHERTON LIMITED GLOBE SERVICES SA WELLINGTON SYSTEMS INC. CHAPMAN INC. BANTRY SERVICES LIMITED TLG COMPANY LIMITED ADIR ENTERPRISES LIMITED CHARLEVILLE TRADING LIMITED UNIVERSE HOLDINGS LIMITED CAVALRY MARKETING LIMITED CLOVER SOCIETY LTD GRUMAC INTERNATIONAL LTD KENNEDY MARKETING LIMITED DEIN TRADING CORP INTERNATIONAL AIRCRAFT SALES TUNNEL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED UNION OIL LIMITED MARINE RISK MANAGEMENT S.A. SYMBOL OFFSHORE FINANCE INC. DARU LIMITED LAMAR ENGINEERING LIMITED MAGIC TRADING LIMITED SPENCERVILLE SERVICES LIMITED VENICE VENTURES LIMITED THE IN-JOY FOUNDATION SCOOP TRADING CORPORATION PROCON LIMITED ZHIVAGO S.A. NOMINEE PARTNERS ASSOCIATED TROYON CORPORATION BLUE ADMIRAL LIMITED CONISTER SERVICES LIMITED PEAK VENTURES LIMITED STATE IMPEX CO. REID HOLDINGS LIMITED RAY LIMITED WHITEHILL COMMODITIES LIMITED TRUMPETER HOLDINGS LIMITED SOLARIS LIMITED UNICAM LTD. BISHOP HOLDINGS LIMITED DUNBAR SERVICES S.A. DONMAR HOLDINGS LIMITED SINGER SERVICES INC CHRISTCHURCH LIMITED BARNEGAT TRADE & FINANCE LIMITED CALVERT INTERNATIONAL LIMITED SCARAB INC. DOMUS INC. CAPTAIN MARKETING LIMITED CORRIN CORPORATION DOMINICAN NATIONAL ONLINE WAGERING, S.A. INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER LTD. KALIMANTAN OFFSHORE CONSULTANTS

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KENISHA BAKERY

IMMEDIATE JOB OPENING

Is looking for a

The La Vista Azul is seeking to employ a Cleaner

• Candidate must have at least two years experience in working in a Resort • Must be able to communicate in English • Must be prepared to work six days per week and on request • Duties will include cleaning of the premises, pool maintenance in the hotel and condominium complex Salary $6.00 per hour All interested applicants can fax or deliver their resumes to:

La Vista Azul Fax: 649-941-8119

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WOODLAND ENTERPRISES LTD.

Painter Is looking for a

To work 5 days per week. Salary $300.00 per week.

Domestic Worker

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

Contact 232-5538 MARGARETANN PARKER Is looking for a

Domestic Worker To work 5 days per week. Salary $200.00 per week.

Contact 946-4291

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MCLEAN GARDINER

Sales Clerk

needed

With Interior Designing experience necessary. Salary $300.00 per week. Inquire with resume to

Island Furniture Turtle Cove Telephone: 941-5274

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Need to clean the premises. Must be able to work 5 days per week. Salary $5.00 per hour.

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Sports International Brazil insists 2014 World England seek rare Ashes win in Australia Cup will be peaceful BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Four years on from their humiliating 5-0 series defeat on their previous tour of Australia, England will start the Ashes this week with genuine hopes of a redemptive series victory. Australia’s clean sweep of that series left cricket’s traditional rivals seemingly further apart than ever and with England plunged into introspection and fearing their victory in the extraordinary 2005 Ashes was just a blip amid prolonged Australian dominance. Australia did not just win 5-0, but did so with imperious swagger, with margins of 277 runs, six wickets, 206 runs, an innings and 99 runs and 10 wickets. Few would have guessed then that England would quickly gather strength and win back the Ashes in 2009. And even fewer would have believed the tourists would go into the first test in Brisbane starting this Thursday as favourites to retain the urn. However Australia are still adjusting to life without Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and Adam Gilchrist — who all played in 2006/07 — while England had been on a steady and determined rise, with eyes on test cricket’s No. 1 ranking. England has maintained most of the personnel of 2006-07 but has grown in confidence and experience while Australia, barely over a sevenmatch losing streak, is battling issues around injury, selection and form. No one, England in particular, would write Australia off but the visitors have faced fewer problems than the home side in their respective series preparations. “Beware the wounded cricketer,” former Australia opening batsman Matthew Hayden said in a warning to England that two things, Ashes and adversity, often bring the best out of Australians. England have not won an Ashes

Australia A captain, Cameron White, left, and England captain Andrew Strauss shake hands at the end of their four day tour cricket match at Bellerive Oval in Hobart, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010. England won the match by 10 wickets. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill)

series in Australia since 1986-87, when they also last won at Brisbane’s Gabba ground. The tourists enter the current series on the back of strong lead-up form and as confident as previous experience in Australia will allow. The experience of 2006 was a hardening and motivating one. Many of England’s batsmen — Ian Bell, Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook — will be driven by their failures in that series to redeem their own reputations. England will certainly not be cowed by Australia as it seemed to be in 2006-07, a series that seemed destined for disappointment from the time Steve Harmison bowled a wide with the first delivery. Australia was then at their confident best and was able to steadily increase pressure on England as the series progressed. This time England feels more in

Malaysia stun India; Pakistan knock out SKorea

GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Amin Rahim scored a late equaliser and the golden goal clincher as Malaysia produced a stunning 4-3 upset win over India on Tuesday in Asian Games men’s field hockey semifinals. The semifinal win sent Malaysia into a final against Pakistan, who edged defending champion South Korea 4-3 in a sudden-death penalty shootout. Also at stake for the winner of Thursday’s final is an automatic qualifying spot for the London 2012 Olympics.

“It’s very sad ... this is a big disaster,” said India’s Spanish coach Jose Brasa, whose contract expires after the tournament. Rahim scored the golden goal via a 75th-minute penalty corner after helping Malaysia force extra time with a goal from a short corner with three minutes remaining in regulation. Substitutes and team officials ran onto the field to celebrate with the players as soon as Rahim netted the winner, propelling Malaysia into the final for the first time in 11 Asian Games.

control. “We’ve talked about not getting too emotional about how we play, just let all our focus be on our cricket skills,” opening batsman Alastair Cook said. “Try to take the emotion out. It will be there, but we’re all experienced players and we’ll have to handle it again.” Paul Collingwood this week expressed the sense of personal challenge felt by England in this series. “This is the ultimate, the biggest kind of challenge that you can have as a cricketer,” said Collingwood. “That’s why we’re so excited. We’ve been waiting a long time. “To get the opportunity as a player is a great feeling. We have the belief and we are playing some very good cricket.” England’s key players will be captain Andrew Strauss and the flamboyant Kevin Pietersen, whose recent form has been poor but who has a habit of responding to big occasions. With the ball, much will rest on Graeme Swann, who has developed into a genuinely worldclass spinner. Australia will rely on captain Ricky Ponting — the sole survivor of Australia’s dominant old guard — to stiffen their batting and upon Mitchell Johnson to marshall an inexperienced bowling attack. England coach Andy Flower said the first test will be crucial, aware of what an intimidating record the home team has at the Gabba. “In the last 20 games, they have won 16 and drawn four. That’s going to be quite a record to turn over,” he said.

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The Brazilian government promised FIFA on Tuesday that there will be “peace and tranquility” in Brazil when the country hosts the 2014 World Cup. Justice Minister Luiz Paulo Barreto made the comments as Rio de Janeiro tries to contain a surge in violence, with gang members blocking roads and setting cars on fire in the city expected to host the World Cup final four years from now. Barreto downplayed the recent concerns, saying security will reach its maximum level during the World Cup. “We will be at an advanced level, with the police properly prepared,” he said in the opening of a threeday meeting with government officials, local authorities and FIFA executives in the nation’s capital. “The competition will take place in an environment of a lot of peace and tranquility.” Security was beefed up on Tuesday

on the streets of Rio following the weekend wave of violence by armed men believed to be retaliating for law enforcement’s takeover of shantytowns. The pacification effort aims to have 40 slums in the hands of police and free of drug traffic by 2014. Barreto said Rio, which will host the 2016 Olympics, and the 11 other World Cup host cities will have command centers from which various Brazilian and international law enforcement organisations can work in unison. American Ambassador Thomas Shannon attended the event and expressed confidence that Brazil will be a safe venue for both the World Cup and the Olympics. Rio’s tourism department also stated their support for the city’s long-term safety policy. Some of the issues being discussed in the meeting include response to crisis, anti-terrorism measures and crowd control in stadiums.

Federer beats Murray at ATP finals LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer dominated Andy Murray on Tuesday at the ATP World Tour Finals and stretched his record to 2-0 at the season-ending event by winning 6-4, 6-2. Federer looked unstoppable on the court at the O2 Arena, losing only eight points on his serve in the match — three in the first set and five in the second. “I’m surprised, I really am, that I was able to win my service games that comfortably,” said the secondranked Federer, who won 63 points to Murray’s 43. “That’s not to the norm against Andy, who is one of the best return players, if not the best, in the game right now. So I’ll take that is all I can say.” Besides controlling play with his

serve, winning 88 percent of the points when he landed his first serve, Federer also forced Murray into long rallies when he was receiving. Pulling forehands to his left and hitting them to his right with ease, the 16-time Grand Slam champion waited for his British opponent to make the errors or set up his winners. “He came out and made some mistakes. Maybe it was due to my good play,” Federer said of Murray, who made 26 unforced errors. “I played tough and solid from start to finish. That seemed to be enough today.” Later Tuesday, Robin Soderling was to face David Ferrer in the other Group B match. Federer can advance to the semifinals depending on the late result.

Eto’o banned for three matches for head butt

MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto’o was banned for three matches Tuesday for head-butting Chievo Verona defender Bostjan Cesar, handing another big blow to the struggling European champions. The referee did not sanction Eto’o during Sunday’s game but league officials used TV replays to decide the ban. Eto’o was also fined €30,000 ($40,000) for the act reminiscent of Zinedine

Zidane’s incident with Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup final. The incident occurred in the 38th minute when Cesar threw a weak punch that hit Eto’o in the face. The Cameroon international jogged away before turning around and head-butting Cesar in the chest. Cesar was not punished for his involvement, while Inter said it would appeal the decision.


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Sports National Josh for Sports

TCI’s rejection equals Bahamas’s gain SHORTLY after the rejection of my birth country, I returned to my home country where I grew up, Nassau, Bahamas. I knew what my motives were for going to my birth place. However the temporary setback would only teach TCI what it is to reject refined gold and accept lead instead (a mentality which still prevails today). Dr. Norman Gay, who had been fighting very hard for me to be named in the 1972 Bahamas team, now, approached me to form a track and field club to fall under the umbrella of the Bain Town Sporting Club. Bain Town was the constituency for which he had been elected as a member of parliament in the House of Assembly. He became the minister of health under the Pindling Administration. The Bain Town Sporting Club existed as a conglomeration of diverse sporting teams formed in the Bain Town constituency with the expressed purpose of uplifting the image of its ghetto and to instill a sense of pride in the residents of the area. Some of the teams in Bain Town represented the club in sports such as: track and field (the Bain Town Flyers), volleyball, basketball, American football and softball.   MENTAL SLAVERY Without going into much ado about sports in the Bahamas, it is important that you realise that what I did in the Bahamas fresh out of SIU in 1974, suffering from Multiple-Sclerosis, was what I could have, should have and would have done, here in the TCI before I was rejected by TC Islanders and the Colonial Government. “The stone that the builder refuses shall become the head of the corner.”  “A prophet is not without honour, except within his own home town.” Those are the words of Jesus Christ and they loudly and clearly are most applicable to us TC Islanders to describe how we historically and constitutionally refuse to exploit and honour our own indigenous natives.  Some who have a world of experience which is offered to help elevate our level of proficiency and effectiveness on the national and international scene. My analytical brain diagnoses that we are still in the mindset of emotional and mental slavery. I feel that perhaps we are not truly free thinkers, but that we have the indoctrinated mentality that we as a people and as individuals are brain-washed with low self

By Joshua Gardiner esteem. I, on the contrary, am not affected by this brainwashed mentality, because, I was not brought up here. I have literally gone through the process of de-colonisation through the virtue of having been brought up as a Bahamian from the age of four months old in 1951 until the Bahamas actually and literally acquired their independence when I was 22 years old. Thus I went through the process of de-colonisation. Additionally I had been schooled in the progressive thinking island of Jamaica. The deciding or clinching factor that helped to put the proverbial icing on the cake, as far as progressive thinking was concerned and transform it to proactive action was my university experience level of education. Some TC Islanders were bounded to the dogmas of their life’s limited experience and thus rejected anything and anyone like myself (purporting to be a native) who did not share such. This is my only logical conclusion as to why, up to this day, some Turks and Caicos Islanders systematically reject anything, and any native to go with it, universally progressive and world classically accepted. By exposing and sharing my analytical analysis of this, our stagnant disposition, it will bring about national awareness of this most grave default with the hopes of having it corrected. I am most grateful for the opportunity to be of assistance in this regard. I humbly accept that for this purpose providence dictated that I should be born in the TCI.  My input in this and several other contributions throughout the years can help extract us as a people from the bonds of the colonial slave mentality to a progressive country through the avenue of sports. The said Bain Town Flyers Track Club would become responsible for the Bahamas’s first Olympic medals: gold, silver and bronze. 

Provo Hockey League:

Owls maintain lead with victories GREAT goalkeeping from the lone female in the mini-division, Zoe Diotte-Joly, and slick stick work from the division’s leading scorer, Sebastian Turbyfield, carried the Grace Bay Car Rentals and Sales Owls to two victories last Saturday. The Owls defeated the Gansevoort Gators 8-6 before they whipped the Coco Bistro Dragons 10-6 at the Graceway Sports Centre. In the first game Turbyfield scored five goals while Javed Shearer assisted with two goals and two assists. The Gators were led by brothers Bradley and Dylan Ayer who scored three goals each. Turbyfield scored six against the Dragons while Shearer made the other four.   Orin Campbell fired in four for the losing side.   BANTAM DIVISION Gabriel Diotte-Joly led The Sands/ The Palms Sharks to an 8-6 victory over the Saunders and Co. Hurricanes. The sharp shooter scored six goals while Kennon Higgs led the Hurricanes with three.   In the closing game the Sharks drew 4-4 with the Star Foundation Lightning. Diotte-Joly scored all the goals for his team while Cole Nickson made two for the Lightning.

Zoe Diotte-Joly, who is the lone female in the mini division, has been impressive in goal.

Monster Energy Drink Twenty20 Cricket:

Quality Supermarket lose opener QUALITY Supermarket went down to Jam Turk in their opening encounter of the PCA Monster Energy Drink Twenty20 Cricket League last weekend at the Downtown Ball Park, in Providenciales. The new side, made up of a number of players from India and Sri Lanka, lost by 20 runs after they failed with the bat. Jam Turk were inserted to take first strike when they lost the toss. The hard-hitting Douglas Brown seized the initiative with a quick score of 48 (6X4s and 2X6s) while Jeffery Bascome added 19, but the end result was a modest score of 128-9 in the 20 overs. Pawan Kumar finished with respectable figures of 3-14 from four overs. Quality could not reach the target and fell for 108 in 16.1 overs when they took to the crease. Skipper Andy Kuthalingam scored 25 runs (3X4s) while Allenius

Douglas Brown scored 48 runs for Jam Turk.

Augustin contributed 17 runs. Dane Ritchie was the main strike bowler with 3-13 from four overs.

U12 Provo Boys’ League:

No clear winner yet THREE teams are battling for the top spot in the U12 Provo Boys’ League at the Academy Ground. With two weeks left it’s a ding dong fight between Long Bay Revolution, the Leeward Knights and Bight United.   The Knights have won seven of their 12 games for a top-of-the table 24 points, while the Revolution and Bight United have 21 points each after six wins in 11 games.


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Play-off success for new ladies champion By Paul Baker

  CHRIS Pretorius is the new Provo Golf Club ladies champion. But the English woman needed a play-off to claim the title, following a nail-biting contest with Dorothy Trocha. The pair ended the two-day stroke play event tied on 170 with Pretorius beating her rival on the extra hole. “I’m delighted”, said Pretorius, who has won the title twice before. “Dorothy pushed me all the way and we enjoyed some very competitive and exciting golf. “After two rounds we couldn’t be separated and going to a play-off made it very nerve-wracking. “Obviously I was very pleased to have won, but I congratulate Dorothy and all my other opponents for what was a great club championship.” Meanwhile the men’s trophy went the way of all the club’s major titles this year – to JP Srinark. The all-conquering star, who finished ahead of Chris Bruno, put his victory down to the wind. “It was very windy out there”, he said, “and that definitely helped me. “There were some really good

Male and female Provo Golf Club champions: JP Srinark (right) and Chris Pretorius.

players in the competition but I seem to enjoy playing in the wind more than most people. “It’s been a good year for me and I’m delighted to win this title too.”

Provo Hockey League:

Malcolm on fire for Flames KRISTOFF Malcolm turned up the heat against the TWA MARCELIN WOLF Pirates when he slammed in eight goals to lead the J & W Construction Flames to victory. The Provo Hockey League’s TCBC Division clash was no easy win for the Flames, who acquired Malcolm this season from the said opponents, given that the game ended 14-12 at the Graceway Sports Centre last Saturday.   The victory has propelled the Flames slightly ahead in the points table. Malcolm had support from another hot hand in Luis Turbyfield, who scored three goals and made one assist. Jeremy Lemoine and Miguel

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U20 Girls’ Central Storage League:

Brooks scoring at will for leaders Revolution THE LONG Bay Revolution took a commanding lead in the U20 Girls’ Central Storage League after some fancy footwork from national player Pekiera Brooks. Brooks scored six of her 14 goals last Friday to carry her team to victories against Five Cays FC (4-0) and the Leeward Knights (4-1). Britney Bien-Aime and Jermima Gaston added the other Revolution goals whilst Emma Meneide scored for the Knights. Blue Hills Sharks kept their title hopes alive with a 4-0 win over the Knights with Scateline Gedeon and Christina Jean scoring twice. Five Cays are also still in the hunt after a 0-0 draw against the Sharks in the other game. MVP for the day was Brooks and her team will need to slip up in the last few fixtures for any other to overtake them and secure championship honours.

Youngsters invited to swing into action BUDDING Tiger Woods are being invited to get into the swing. Provo Golf Club is holding a series of free clinics for youngsters aged eight and over. The sessions, which take place on Saturday mornings,  are open to all young TCI islanders and children of club members. Director of golf, Dave Douglas, said: “this is a wonderful opportunity for any juniors interested in playing golf to come along and give it a go. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve played before or you’re a complete beginner, everyone is welcome. “Everything is covered in the

clinics, from driving through to putting and everything in between. The clinics are taken by our professionals and our low handicap members and so the very best advice is on hand. “All equipment is provided too and so all you have to do, is turn up.” The clinics, which are sponsored by Bordier Bank, will be held every Saturday morning from November 27 through to December 18 from 10am until 11.30pm. Refreshments are provided and boys and girls are asked to wear a collared t-shirt and appropriate footwear. Spaces are limited so bookings should be made by calling the club on 946 5991.

Winter Touch Rugby League:

Team White flawless Kristoff Malcolm scored eight goals for the Flames.

Malcolm both finished with four goals each for the Pirates.

TEAM White played flawless in the opening night of the Winter Touch Rugby League last Thursday at the National Stadium. White defeated Copper 4-3, Blue 5-4 and the Black Mambas 4-2. The Copper team is in second place with two wins (5-3 against the Blue and 6-5 against the Black

Mambas); while the Blue team is in third with a 6-3 win over the Mambas.  Mark Parrish from the Copper team leads the field with nine tries, while the White team’s Dean Griffith and Forde and the Blue team’s Paul McKenzie all have five tries.

Pekiera Brooks is leading the league with 14 goals.

With the victories the Revolution have accumulated 19 points in eight games with six wins, one loss and a draw; Five Cays are in second place with 12 points from the same amount of games, while the Blue Hills Sharks are just one point behind. The fourth place spot belongs to the Leeward Knights with three points from eight games.

Women’s Football League:

Hurricanes retake lead

THE AFC Hurricanes have retaken the lead in the Women’s Football League after a 2-0 win against the AFC Strikers. They now sit on top of the table with seven points from four games. Net Rockers FC and the Revolution FC can both catch them up when they play their next game since the former is on five points from three games and the latter is on four points, also from three games. In the game against the Strikers (who have two points), both teams had several opportunities in the first half, but neither could break the deadlock until midway through the second period when Jessica Eugene carried the Hurricanes ahead. The Strikers then stepped up their game with Pekiera Brooks coming close to getting an equaliser, but Kadine Delphin managed to score a breakaway goal to secure the win for the Hurricanes.


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