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Update on Myles Munroe & Others Funeral Services as Bodies arrive in Nassau

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Nassau, 19 Nov 2014 – FROM MINISTER KEVIN HARRIS – Global Ambassador Dr.Myles Munroe Returns Home!!! The body of internationally renowned author, speaker and founder of Bahamas Faith Ministries International, the late Dr. Myles Munroe along with his wife Pastor Ruth Munroe, Senior Vice President & Fellowship Pastor of Bahamas Faith Ministries Dr. Richard Pinder, Pilots Captain Stanley Thurston and first officer Frahkan Cooper were all returned to the Bahamian Capital of New Providence on Monday November 17th 2014.

A brief ceremony was held in the hanger of the national flag carrier Bahamas Air and was attended by family members, friends, church members, local pastors and members of the Government including the Minister of Transport & Aviation the Hon. Glenys Hanna Martin, her Deputy Minister the Hon. Hope Strachan, The Minister for Grand Bahama the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, Member of Parliament for Bamboo Town Renwood Wells and Speaker of the House of Assembly the Hon. Kendal Major.

Bahamas Faith Ministries Pastor Emeritus Jay Mullings, Memorial Planning Committee Secretariat Chairperson Debra Bartlett, Former Cabinet Minister Zhivargo Laing and FNM Senator Kwasi Thompson, a nephew of the late Dr. Richard Pinder all accompanied the remains of Dr Munroe, his wife Ruthann, Dr. Richard Pinder and the other Bahamas Faith Ministries members from Grand Bahama to New Providence on board a charted Sky Bahamas aircraft.
Members of Bahamas Faith Ministries Real Men Ministries were also on hand at the airport and were assigned two men per hearse, serving as custodians of the remains of their leader and Pastor Dr. Myles Munroe and the other fallen members of the BFM family. The remains of recently ordained Youth Pastors Lavard “Manifest” Parks, his wife Radel and their five (5) year old son Johannan arrived in New Providence the following day. All nine (9) were killed in a tragic plane crash in Freeport, Grand Bahama on Sunday November 9th 2014.

The Home Going Service for first officer Frahkan Cooper will be held on Saturday November 22nd 2014 at Bahamas Faith Ministries. A memorial service will be held for Youth Pastors Lavard & Radel Parks along with their son Johannan on Wednesday November 26th 2014 with their Funeral set for Friday November 28th 2014. The Home Going service for Captain Stanley Thurston will be held on Saturday November 29th 2014 and the Funeral for Dr. Richard Pinder will be held on Tuesday December 2nd 2014. All services will be held at Bahamas Faith Ministries Diplomat Center located on Carmichael Road, Nassau Bahamas. A National Memorial will be held in Honor of Dr. Myles and Ruth Munroe at the 15,000 seat Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. The Home Going or Funeral Service for Dr.Myles and Pastor Ruth Munroe will be held on Thursday December 4th at Bahamas Faith Ministries Diplomat Center located on Carmichael Road, Nassau Bahamas.

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Tim and Henry to the Rescue: A Harrowing Search and Rescue Mission Highlights Need for Marine Vessel in Grand Turk

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#TurksandCaicos, July 12, 2024 – At approximately 2:45 pm on July 12th, a 911 emergency call came in from the police department in Grand Turk, informing Ed Forbes of a distressing situation. Four young adult tourists had gone out on paddle boards off Cork Tree Beach in Grand Turk, when one of them fell off the board and could not get back on. Evidently, they underestimated the wind speed and their own brute strength.

Ed Forbes, co-owner of Exclusive Escapes Grand Turk, played a pivotal role in coordinating the rescue. Responding swiftly to the emergency call, he immediately reached out to the local search and rescue team. His prompt actions and calm demeanor were instrumental in mobilizing the necessary resources.

Within 20 minutes or so, Tim from Emerald Escapes, along with Henry and Kindry from Blue Water Divers, were on the scene. Their experience and swift response were crucial in ensuring the safety of the stranded paddleboarders. Working seamlessly together, they managed to locate and rescue all four individuals without any need for medical attention.

However, this incident also underscores a critical issue that has long plagued Grand Turk: the need for a dedicated marine vessel for search and rescue operations and cruise passengers incidents. Despite numerous promises made to concerned citizens over the years, this vital resource remains unavailable.

The swift response of Tim, Henry, and Kingdry highlights the community’s resilience and dedication, but it also brings to light the gaps in emergency preparedness that could be addressed with better equipment and support.

A dedicated marine vessel would significantly enhance the efficiency and safety of rescue operations, ensuring that responses to such emergencies are even more effective.

Ed Forbes
Concerned Citizen

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Invest TCI Opens New Office in Grand Turk

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Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – July 11th, 2024—Invest Turks and Caicos Islands (Invest TCI) proudly announces the launch of its new office in Grand Turk, located at the Digicel Building on Old Airport Road. The grand opening of the new location occurred on Friday, July 5th, 2024, under the theme “Empowering Enterprises in the Capital.”

The establishment of the new office marks a significant milestone in Invest TCI’s growth strategy. The primary objective of the expansion is to provide enhanced services and support to the business community in Grand Turk. By increasing operational capacity, Invest TCI aims to facilitate sustained growth and success for enterprises within the country.  Beyond economic advancement, this initiative is set to yield substantial community benefits, including the creation of employment opportunities.

The grand opening ceremony attracted a diverse range of attendees, including recipients of the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) programme, members of the business community, government officials, and Invest TCI staff. The event was moderated by Mr. Keno Forbes, Vice President of Investor Services. Special remarks were delivered by the Premier, Hon. Charles Washington Misick, who congratulated the InvestTCI team on their hard work and encouraged the community to take advantage of the benefits offered by the new office. He reiterated the government’s commitment to creating a supportive environment for businesses in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Additional remarks were provided by Invest TCI Chairperson, Ms. Cindy Ewing; Business Advisor, Ms. Lashena Simmons; Director of the Business Support Unit, Mrs. Anissa Adderley; and Vice President of SME, Ms. Alexa Cooper. Their contributions highlighted the collaborative effort and dedication that have driven the success of Invest TCI initiatives.

Expressing her enthusiasm for the new office, Invest TCI CEO, Mrs. Angela Musgrove, stated, “Our vision is clear and compelling: to further empower Invest Turks and Caicos Islands, the agency offers incentives and support that enable more efficient and innovative practices. We are committed to helping businesses thrive, and in doing so, we are helping our entire community.”

Invest TCI recognizes the integral role that Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises play in the economic and social development of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Through its Business Support Unit, the agency provides comprehensive support services to startups and existing entrepreneurs, ensuring they have the tools and resources to succeed.

The grand opening of the new office in Grand Turk represents a significant step forward in Invest TCI’s mission to support and empower businesses across the islands. The agency looks forward to fostering economic growth and development and ensuring a prosperous future for all.

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LAST AMERICAN TOURIST SENTENCED TO A FINE OF $1500.00 OR SIX MONTHS IMPRISONMENT IN DEFAULT, SHE’S ALSO SENTENCED TO 23 WEEKS IMPRISONMENT SUSPENDED FOR ONE YEAR

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(Thursday, July 11th, 2024) Turk and Caicos Islands – The last of five American tourists arrested in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) for being in unlawful possession of  ammunition could finally leave the TCI today, Thursday, July 11th, 2024.

Sharitta Grier 46 pleaded guilty on 25th June to having two rounds of.38 ammunition in her bags, at the Howard Hamilton International Airport in Providenciales on Monday 13th May, 2024, when leaving the Turks and Caicos Islands after a surprised Mother’s Day vacation trip, from her daughters.

Her Ladyship The Hon. Ms. Tanya Lobban-Jackson agreed with senior defense counsel, Ms. Sheena Mair of F-Chambers that there are exceptional circumstancés in Grier’s case, by this, the court departed from the mandatory minimum sentence of twelve years imprisonment and ordered a lighter sentence of $1500.00 or Six months imprisonment if fine is not paid. She’s also sentenced to 23 weeks imprisonment suspended for one year.

Holding for the office of the Director of Public Prosecution via link was Dr. Angela Terry Brooks, deputy director of the DPP’S office.

The prosecution office did oppose exceptional circumstances and invited the court to impose the mandatory minimum sentence of twelve years imprisonment.

A more detailed court report will follow.

Wilkie Arthur
Court Correspondent
Eagle Legal News Media

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