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ANOTHER ADAMS IN COURT; FILES SUIT AGAINST POLICE FORCE AND AG

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Providenciales, 09 Dec 2014 – Now that the word is out that Rico Adams, the son of Rodney Adams the newly reinstated Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police is suing the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force and others; the question becomes does this again thrust his father into a precarious position. Twenty six year old Rico says his constitutional rights were infringed upon when he was as he put it wrongfully detained, unlawfully arrested and maliciously charged in the murder of Keziah Burke in April of 2013.

The Turks and Caicos Weekly News and PTV8 tell the story of a lawsuit now filed in the Providenciales Supreme Court in August and according to a Writ of Summons – four officers including Commissioner Colin Farquhar, Inspector Grantly Williams, Sergeant Andy Harry, Officer David Wilson, Acting Asst Commissioner of Police Wayne Jones and the Attorney General are all named in the suit. Since the lawsuit is in large part against his father’s co-workers on the Police Force, it makes the case one to watch and very closely as it unravels. Rico has hired his uncle, attorney Finbar Grant to defend the matter where he is seeking for damages for loss of liberty, physical, emotional and mental distress and indignity.

While Rico Adams was eventually released and charges dropped after his May 2013 arrest; his father Rodney Adams was later charged with allegedly overstepping his boundaries and using his position as a police officer to interfere in the investigation. Rodney Adams was on November 17th 2014 exonerated when the jury returned a not guilty verdict on charges by the Integrity Commission; his reinstatement at the TCI Police Force started yesterday.

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South Caicos Development Plans shared with Washington-Misick led Administration

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On Monday, 12 February 2024, the Premier led a delegation to tour the island of South Caicos to view the ongoing public and private sector projects, involving the remodelling and rebranding of the airport terminals, historical districts, and the East Bay Hotel.

The tour of the various developments reinforced the Government’s commitment to collaborating with stakeholders to boost the island’s activity and economy.

Photos courtesy of the TCI Office of the Premier

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Ministry of Tourism continues to get rid of dilapidated structures

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By LINDSAY THOMPSON

Bahamas Information Services

NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Ministry of Tourism, Investments and Aviation is continuing to rid areas of derelict and dilapidated structures posing safety problems, and a threat to the overall tourism product.

In this vein the recent structure to be demolished was the Gaming Board building owned by the Hotel Corporation.  Located adjacent to Goodman’s Bay Beach on West Bay Street, it was formerly the Sir Harry Oakes property; the northern portion once housed Bahamas Information Services for several years.

 


On hand to witness the demolition were Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper, and Senator Randy Rolle, Global Consultant, MOTIA.

The demolition started on Monday, February 5, 2024 by Virgo Construction headed by the contractor Terry Delancy.  

DPM Cooper explained that the government felt the Gaming Board building should no longer sit there in a derelict manner, and continue to be an eyesore and pose safety concerns.

“Goodman’s Bay will be enhanced as a result of getting rid of this building. It will be more aesthetically pleasing for residents who traverse this area. Women who walk in the mornings in particular through these areas will be pleased to see that this has become a green space, rather than a derelict structure,” he said.

DPM Cooper also noted that his ministry consulted broadly with the Antiquities, Monuments & Museums Corporation (AMMC), and other historians before proceeding with demolition.

“We are sure not to take any actions as it relates to buildings, without consultation. So they were very comfortable with the process and we continue to work closely with them on all of the buildings that we have demolished in the downtown area,” he said.

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Ms. Camilla Lightbourne joins Experience Turks and Caicos team

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Experience Turks and Caicos is pleased to welcome Ms. Camilla Lightbourne to the post of Executive Assistant to the CEO effective February 06th, 2024.

Ms. Lightbourne is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree a DeVry University in Florida and previously worked as an Import Logistics Associate at Graceway Trading Ltd. and a Business Account Executive at Digicel.

In welcoming Ms. Lightbourne to the team, Ms. Racquel Brown, Change Manager and Interim CEO of Experience Turks and Caicos said Ms. Lightbourne’s appointment underscores the growth of the organisation.

“Experience Turks and Caicos is growing as we fill out key positions and responsibilities in the organization. As such, it has become necessary to bolster the CEO’s office by adding an Executive Assistant to work with the CEO on the effective administration of the day-to-day tasks. I look forward to working with Ms. Lightbourne in this regard,” she said.

Ms. Lightbourne said she is pleased to be part of the Experience Turks and Caicos team.

“I am elated to join such a dynamic organisation. I am looking forward to making my mark in the future development of our country’s tourism product,” she said.

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