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Marine Forecast Feb 04th 2015

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THIS IS THE MARINE FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS FOR TODAY AND TONIGHT WEDNESDAY 04TH FEBRUARY 2015

GENERAL SITUATION: A WEAK RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO BUILD OVER THE BAHAMAS GENERATING PLEASANT AND WARM CONDITIONS ACROSS THE ISLANDS

FOR ALL AREAS
WEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY, WARM AND A BIT BREEZY CONDITIONS WITH THE SLIGHT CHANCE OF A BRIEF PASSING SHOWER TODAY, TURNING FAIR AND A BIT COOL TONIGHT
ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT SHOULD BE ALERT FOR GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS
WINDS: NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 15 KNOTS WITH OCCASIONAL HIGHER GUSTS
SEAS RUNNING; 3-5 FEET TONIGHT

SUNRISE AT 6.51 AM AND SUNSET AT 5.57 PM
MOONSET AT 7.02 AM AND MOONRISE AT 6.46 PM
HIGH TIDE AT 7.59 AM AND LOW TIDE AT 2.22 PM AND HIGH AGAIN AT 8.17 PM

EXTENDED FORECAST: A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON

FORECAST FOR THURSDAY
WEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY AND WARM WITH INCREASING CLOUDINESS AND SOME SHOWERS BY THE LATE AFTERNOON IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND PARTLY SUNNY AND WARM ELSEWHERE, TURNING FAIR AND A BIT COOL AT NIGHT
WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 10-15 KNOTS
SEAS RUNNING: 2-4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN

FORECAST FOR FRIDAY
WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY AND WINDY WITH A FEW SCATTEED SHOWERS IN THE VICINITY OF THE FRONT, TURNING CLOUDY AND WINDY AT NIGHT
WINDS: WEST TO NORTHWEST AT 15-20 KNOTS OVER THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND LIGHT AND VARIABLE AT 10 KNOTS OR LESS IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
SEAS RUNING: 4-7 FEET OVER THE OCEAN OVER THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND 3 FEET OR LESS IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

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The Children Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) to establish National Office in the TCI

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By Sherrica Thompson

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#TurksandCaicos, June 25, 2022 – The Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) will soon establish a national office in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The international ministry held its official launch and fundraiser in the TCI on Friday, June 17, at the Beaches Resort to raise approximately $75 000 to establish the office.  The office will allow the CEF to have a national director who will coordinate all its activities across the TCI.  The CEF will also be partnering with schools and churches to help reach and influence the nation’s children.

While speaking at the launch, CEF's Local Representative in the TCI, Girlene Rigby, reflected on her journey to becoming a part of the international organization.  She said the ministry had been impactful in shaping her life.

“The impact is so great when you start so young with children. I believe that has really been what has kept me and brought me to where I am today. Having that intervention very early on and teaching me the importance of knowing Christ has caused me to want more and know more about Christ,” said Rigby.

She further stressed the importance of engaging the young people of the TCI, noting that we need to do this to safeguard our future.

“If we are to save our country, sustain ourselves economically, and continue to grow as a country and be prosperous, we’ve got to reach the next generation because if we don’t, we’ve endangered our own future,” she noted.

Assistant Regional Director for the Caribbean at the CEF, Sean Miller, was also present at the launch. In addressing the attendees, he noted that the greatest natural resource of the TCI is its children.

“Children may not make up 100% of the TCI, but they absolutely make up 100% of the future of the TCI. We talk often about the beautiful by nature TCI and the plentiful natural resources that it has. I’m here to say tonight that the greatest natural resource of the TCI is the children,” said Miller.

Miller also noted that he was excited about the launch and was looking forward to seeing the TCI have a National Director to represent the CEF on the island.  The Child Evangelism Fellowship is a bible-centred non-profit organization that trains local people and equips them with the materials and resources to reach and influence children.  So far, there are over twenty established CEF branches throughout the Caribbean, and the TCI is poised to be the next.

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Windrush National Monument Unveiled, thank you expressed to Caribbean

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By Shanieka Smith

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#London, June 25, 2022 – A national monument was unveiled in London on Windrush Day, June 22 to celebrate Caribbean migrants’ work to help rebuild Britain after World War II. At the same time, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William paid tribute to Britain’s Caribbean immigrants for their “profound contribution” to the U.K.

The statue depicts a man, woman and child standing on top of suitcases at London’s Waterloo train station.

In the speech by the Duke of Cambridge, he pointed out the longstanding issue of discrimination, which he said: “ remains an all too familiar experience for Black men and women in Britain in 2022.” He also referred to a British government scandal that he said “profoundly wronged” several thousand who travelled to Britain between 1948 and 1973. This was called the “Windrush generation” and happened after the government called on colonies to send workers because of the post-war labour shortages.

The queen said in a letter that the new statue was a “fitting thank you to the Windrush pioneers and their descendants, in recognition of the profound contribution they have made to the United Kingdom over the decades.”

“Alongside celebrating the diverse fabric of our families, our communities and our society as a whole — something the Windrush generation has contributed so much to — it is also important to acknowledge the ways in which the future they sought and deserved has yet to come to pass,” Prince William added.

Britain’s government has provided 1 million pounds to fund the statue in Waterloo station. The government said that the monument, which “symbolises the courage, commitment and resilience of the thousands of men, women and children who travelled to the U.K. to start new lives from 1948 to 1971, is meant to be a “permanent place of reflection.”

Next year will be 75 years since the arrival of the Empire Windrush in Essex, near London, bringing workers and children from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and other islands.

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Long-Term Athlete Development Symposium makes major steps towards creating podium athletes in the TCI

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#TurksandCaicos, June 25, 2022 – Hosting a number of power-house speakers, The Turks and Caicos Islands Sports Commission launched the first Long-Term Athlete Development Symposium in the TCI, under the patronage of Hon. Rachel Taylor from June 17-18, 2022

The symposium hosted sessions catering specifically to coaches and sport administrators who lead the various sporting federations in the country, aiming to create a consensus on how we can produce high performing athletes who progress to the podium. The environmental, social and psychological aspects were highlighted by the speakers, also drawing conversations to how well functioning federations are run. Sessions were  also held for parents and athletes to understand what it takes to become a great athlete.

One of the facilitators was Dave Farmer, the Former Director of the National Olympic Academy of Barbados and FINA Coach certification instructor within the Caribbean and Americas. He is instrumental in developing and implementing programmes for athletes, coaches and sport managers within the Caribbean.

The Premier shared that “Sports is one of the best avenues to develop lasting relationships and if you’re communicating, collaborating and connecting it means you’re not fighting. The focus here is long term development , and so I am pleased that my government is investing heavily in sports. I know we’re not there yet and I know the level of investment is not where it could be at this moment but certainly we are committed to making sure that Turks and Caicos Islands continue to focus on development of our youth through sports.”

The second facilitator Dr. Colin Higgs, is a Professor of Human Kinetics at the Emeritus School and a national consultant in developing coaching programmes in Canada and the Caribbean. He is also a consultant to more than 55 national sport federations in Canada. The knowledge and strategic opportunities delivered in the 2-day event, have surpassed expectations as expressed by federation Executive members and coaches and have begun a paradigm shift towards sport excellence.

The symposium drew on discussion points like return on investment, aligning sectors, a vision for sport in tci, Caribbean realities, pathways to success, the role of sport leadership and talent identification.

The Minister of Sport, Hon. Rachel Taylor shared “I see sports as a means by which we generate happiness, an ordained antidote to counter the social, psychological, political and economic ills that are often exacerbated by our human tendencies and geographical circumstances. As Minister with a responsibility for sports development, youth empowerment, social protection, education and employment, I am well positioned and intent on developing needful strategies and structures to support the successful implementation of the right mechanisms to ensure that the people of this blessed and beautiful archipelago are holistically empowered and provided with opportunities to enrich their lives and contribute to the economic development of our beloved country.

This symposium is strategically designed to build our institutional capacity and provide knowledge to enhance our educational and technical frameworks particularly as it relates to long-term athlete development and sustainable programming. This symposium will also provide us with opportunities to garner the support as well as empower our key stakeholders to gain a better understanding and appreciation for the critical roles and responsibilities that we each have been charged with to support the Sports Commission and the Government in sports development across these beautiful islands.”

The Director of Sports Jarrett Forbes also shared , “The Turks and Caicos Islands is a small country and in the world of sports some may argue that being small is a disadvantage, however if we are intentional and strategic in our approach to sports, I am confident that we can achieve tremendous success. We are here today to change the trajectory of professional athletes who have slipped through the cracks. We are here to repair those cracks, and to build a sports system in the TCI which will help our athletes reach their full potential.”

All the sessions led to the great reveal of the Athlete Development Fund (ADF) created by the TCI Sports Commission . The Athlete Development Fund (ADF) is designed to support the development of Turks and Caicos Islands athletes. Funding will be provided to eligible organisations for programming that supports Long-Term Athlete Development with a special emphasis on High performance Development. The TCI Sports Commission has already invested $75,000 towards the fund, leading the charge. The ADF will also be used to strengthen our Athlete Assistance Programme.

To contribute to the fund, contact us at info.sportscommission@gov.tc.

 

Press Release: TCI Sports Commission

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