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TCIG Identifies Scholarship & Financial Assistance Opportunities Available For Qualified Residents

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Providenciales, 16 Dec 2014 – (TCIG PRESS RELEASE) TCIG Identifies Scholarship & Financial Assistance Opportunities Available For Qualified Residents

The Ministry of Education has identified two international opportunities the can help local residents by assisting with Scholarships or Financial aid.

They are as follows:

The Ministry for Development Cooperation and the Directorate-General for Development Cooperation in Belgium is offering 150 scholarships for participation into master’s degree and 70 scholarships for participation into the training programmes. Scholarships are open to young professionals from developing countries and are available to pursue postgraduate courses and training programmes for 2015-2016 academic years at Belgium universities. Application deadline is 11 February 2015.

Who Can Apply?

– Candidates must reside and work in their country.
– Candidates must be less than 40 years old for courses and less than 45 years old for training programmes.
– Candidates must be holders of a degree that is comparable to a Belgian University graduate degree.
– Candidates should be a professional experience of at least two years.
– Candidates must have a good knowledge of written and spoken French.

Selection Based On:

-The academic curriculum
-The benefit of previous scholarships
-Professional experience
-Membership of a partner institution
-The commitment of the candidate to development activities
-Nationality
-Gender equality
-Perspectives of future reinstatement

Application Procedure – Candidates should send their application by fax or e-mail

Notification On – Selected candidates will receive an email by the end of June 2015.

For more information, visit official link

The University of Sydney takes great pleasure in announcing the Sydney Achievers International Scholarships for new international students commencing at the University in 2015. Scholarships available for pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate degree program at University of Sydney. Scholarship covers AUD$10,000 each per annum (ie, $15,000 in total for a 1.5 year program, $20,000 in total for a 2 year program). Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. The deadline of application is 6 February 2015.

Who Can Apply?

For undergraduate: Applicants should have completed an international senior secondary qualification, as deemed by the University of Sydney.
– Students who have already completed tertiary studies or students transferring with credit exemptions are not eligible.

For postgraduate: Applicants must have completed the equivalent of an Australian Bachelor degree, as deemed by the University of Sydney.
– Students who have already completed postgraduate studies, or students transferring with credit exemptions, are not eligible.

Scholarship Benefits –

For undergraduate: AUD$10,000 each per annum, available for the CRICOS registered duration of a recipient’s program of study, for any Undergraduate program offered at the University of Sydney
-For postgraduate: AUD$10,000 each per annum (i.e. $15,000 in total for a 1.5 year program, $20,000 in total for a 2 year program), available for the

CRICOS registered duration of a recipient’s program of study, for any Postgraduate program offered at the University of Sydney.
– No living allowance is payable.

Selection Based On – Selection is on the basis of academic merit as per the University’s admission requirements.

Application Procedure-

– No separate application is required for the scholarship. Applications for Admission to Semester One 2015 are now open. To apply, visit our FIND A COURSE website.
– To be considered for the Sydney Achievers International Scholarship, a candidate must receive an Unconditional Offer of Admission.
– All eligible applicants with an unconditional offer by a specified cut-off date will be considered. From that pool, top-ranked eligible applicants will be selected and invited to complete an Expression of Interest form. All those returning a completed EOI form by the due date will be further considered, from which successful candidates will be selected and then offered the scholarship by email.

Notification on- Applicant will be notify after 6 February 2015 by mail.

For more information, visit official link

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Covid-19 Update for Turks & Caicos

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#TurksandCaicos, January 23, 2023 – The Turks and Caicos recorded seven new Covid-19 cases in the period from January 8th to 14th pushing the county’s total active infections to 18.  Four of the seven new cases were in Providenciales and three were recorded in the nation’s capital Grand Turk.

There were six recoveries during the period and the current death toll remains at 38.

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Skerrit holds on as Dominica Prime Minister, Snap Elections decimates the Opposition UWP

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By Deandrea Hamilton and Dana Malcolm

Editorial Staff

 

#Dominica, December 7, 2022 – The big story of the night was not that Roosevelt Skerrit and his Dominican Labour Party were able to hold onto electoral power in Dominica, but that independents caused an upset, denying the DLP a sweep of all 21 seats.

The snap election victory proved not to be a snap for Skerrit, who on a social media aired radio show congratulated the two independent candidates now holding seats in parliament.

Skerrit’s DLP was still unable to sway the constituents of Marigot and Salisbury; they continue to prefer other political options and this time, Anthony S. Charles won the Marigot constituency with 491 votes, securing – unofficially – a popular vote of 59.44 per cent.

Jesma Paul won with 617 votes with a voting turnout of 57.13 per cent and Lynsia Frank of DLP lost, receiving 463 votes 42.87 per cent from the Salisbury Constituency.

In a sixth consecutive political victory, the Dominical Labour Party gained one seat over their 2019 finish.  With a notable boundary change, the DLP took Rousea Central which had last time gone to the now, decimated UWP.

Elections are due every five years in Dominica; this election should have technically been held in 2024, however, Skerrit last month called the General Election early.

As prime minister he has the prerogative to call for an election anytime within the constitutionally mandated timeframe.  Still, the early call and boycott of the process by unprepared political parties drew in two election observer teams.

One from CARICOM, the other from the OAS.

Organization of American States dispatches team led by former Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie after concerns were voiced by residents and opposition members on the snap election called by Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit to be held on December 6th the country’s leaders invited the Organisation of American States to witness the elections.

The OAS spoke to local media after ballots closed around 5pm explaining that for the most part they had not observed any questionable practices.

Perry Christie, former Bahamian Prime Minister who was part of the 16-person team told reporters

“We are aware of the extent to which there was concern about the electoral process. And or job simply is to make a report and recommendations all with the intention of advancing the democracy of this region— we are generally finding that the facilities are adequate, [though] there are one or two recommendations we will make.”

There were 15 seats up for contention since the ruling Dominica Labour Party was elected unopposed in five seats across the country as the main opposition party the United Workers’ Party boycotted the elections.

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Don’t be Spoofed!  Just Hang Up!

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By Dana Malcolm

Staff Writer

 

#UnitedKingdom, December 7, 2022 – Spoofing’, it’s a silly sounding word for a very real cybersecurity threat, a sneaky exercise that criminals have used to defraud people around the globe.  In a single operation last month police found that at least 70,000 UK citizens had been scammed out of  £46 million through spoofing.

By now sensitization campaigns and news articles have warned about Lottery scamming and residents may well be aware not to send anyone who promises to make you a millionaire any money but what if the call is coming from your bank?  This is the premise of spoofing.  While it too happens over the phone it differs from lottery scamming in a big way.

“Spoofing is when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity.  Scammers often use neighbor spoofing so it appears that an incoming call is coming from a local number, or spoof a number from a company or a government agency that you may already know and trust,” the US Federal Communications Commission explains.

They can choose to appear as tax officers, your local bank, government institutions etc.

So how do you know if someone is trying to use spoofing on you?  And how do you protect yourself and your hard earned money?

The FCC says these scammers usually use a script, because, despite their appearance they don’t actually know you, as soon as the conversation begins. they make it their mission to get as much information about you as possible.

  • Hang up as soon as you get a suspicious call.  Don’t converse, don’t wait.
  • Request their full name, position at the institution they claim to be representing and the name of their manager.  Hang up and call the number listed in the phone book for the institution to verify the authenticity.
  • The FCC says, ‘do not respond to any questions’, especially those that can be answered with “Yes“ or “No.”
  • If you answer the phone and the caller – or a recording – asks you to hit a button to stop getting the calls, you should just hang up.  Scammers often use this trick to identify potential targets.
  • Never give out personal information such as account numbers, Social Security numbers, mother’s maiden names, passwords or other identifying information in response to unexpected calls or if you are at all suspicious.
  • If you have a voice mail account with your phone service, be sure to set a password for it.  Some voicemail services are preset to allow access if you call in from your own phone number.  A hacker could spoof your home phone number and gain access to your voice mail if you do not set a password.

Remember if in doubt just hang up.

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