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Another Year of Health & Fitness Fun at the 7th Annual FortisTCI Spring Fun Walk & Run

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SONY DSCSONY DSCProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (March 24, 2015) – Since 2009, FortisTCI based in Providenciales, has had the pleasure of hosting one of the largest walkathons in the Turks and Caicos Islands. This event from inception has encouraged participants to step into spring on a healthy foot. This year was no different as the Providenciales community came out in droves to ring in spring and promote healthy living among all.
With well over 500 participants, citizens, residents, and visitors came together for a morning of fun, family, friends, healthy food, and fitness activities. The morning started with a warm-up, followed by the walk, run, and cycle events before opening activity stations, health screenings, and serving the traditional TCI Saturday hot breakfast, a usual hit with the crowd.

Prizes were awarded to this year’s fastest runners and cyclist.
Top male and female in the 10K route were: Lofton Seymour and Rebecca Bernadine. Top male and female FortisTCI employees in the 10K route were: Verdieu Nore and Kebba Morgan. Each winner took home a Nutribullet Pro 9000 to help them keep up their healthy lifestyles.

The first place cyclist was Cameron Thompson, who was awarded a Sigma ROX 5.0 cycling computer.
The first child (under 13) to cross the finish line was Justin Parker. Justin received a Kindle Fire HD6.
The largest corporate group in attendance was once again Scotia Bank with 28 employees present at the time of counting. Their group went home with gym bags and exercise goodies.

FortisTCI President and CEO Eddinton Powell said, “Since moving to the Turks and Caicos Islands, I have noticed something different in the mornings and the evenings. I see more people walking and running alongside the roadways, on the track, and in the gyms. That means that people have become more health conscious and living better, healthier lifestyles. We as employees of FortisTCI and members of the TCI community, want to be a part of this healthy movement and will continue to promote healthy living through this event and others just like it each year.”
FortisTCI wishes to express thanks to the Honourable Premier and Minister of Health, Agriculture and Human Services, Dr. Rufus Ewing for bringing remarks, the Ministry of Health Nursing Team who assisted with blood sugar and high blood pressure testing, the Royal Turks and Caicos Police Force for ensuring participants were safe while on the road, the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team, Pastor Colby from Healing Waters Ministries for offering blessings, Ainara from Graceway Sports Centre for conducting the warm-up and cool-down, the National Cancer Society, the Diabetes Association, the Red Cross, Provo Roadrunners, Junior Achievement group Island Jewels, Members of the Media, and the FortisTCI 2015 Spring Fun Walk & Run Committee and supporting staff and volunteers. FortisTCI would also like to express its gratitude and appreciation for the wonderful community that came together to make the event the success that it was.

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Stolen Vessel Recovered

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***MEDIA RELEASE***

 

July 20th, 2024.

 

#TurksandCaicos, July 20, 2024 – Shortly after 10 am yesterday (July 19th), the Police Control Room received a report of a stolen boat in the Turtle Cove district.

The description of the vessel given to officers was a black, 26-foot Hurricane boat with two Yamaha engines. Officers were told that the owner had secured the vessel on Thursday evening and had discovered it missing the following day.

Inquiries were conducted, and based on information received, Marine Branch Officers and Response and Operation Unit Officers searched a mangrove just off Five Cays today (July 20th) and recovered the vessel.

Two suspects were seen, one of whom was a 23-year-old from the Bight, Providenciales, who was caught and arrested for suspicion of stealing the vessel. The other suspect managed to escape.

The RTCIPF is asking anyone with information on illegal activities that may assist the police with enquiries to contact 911, the closest police station, the Serious Crime Unit at 231-1842, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 and anonymously give any information.

Additionally, persons are being asked to download the CrimeStoppers P3 app.

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Firearm and Drug Charges

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July 15th, 2024.

 

SHAIWANZO MISSICK of South Back Salina, Grand Turk, has been charged with six counts of firearm-related offences.

Missick, 30, was charged on July 13 after police officers consulted with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The offences against Missick are:

  • One Count – Discharging Firearm
  • One Count- Discharging Ammunition
  • One Count-Possession of Firearm with intent to commit a serious offence
  • Two Counts-Possession of Ammunition
  • One Count –Possession of Firearm
  • One Count-Possession of Controlled Drugs
  • One Count- Possession of Controlled Drugs with intent to supply.

The charges against Missick came following a report made on Saturday, 29 June 2024,  following a shooting incident in Breezy Brae.

Officers obtained a warrant and searched the accused’s residence based on the information received.

The RT&CIPF is asking the public to notify the closest police station, contact 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231-1842, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477, and anonymously give any information on illegal activity.

Additionally, persons are encouraged to download the Crime Stoppers P3 app from the Google Play Store or Apple Apps and share information anonymously.

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Five Cays Shooting Update

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#TurksandCaicos, July 19, 2024 – Shortly after noon on July 12th, the Control Room of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force received reports of a shooting in Five Cays, Providenciales. A team of offices was dispatched to Granny Hill.

Upon arrival, several interviews were conducted, and evidential items were retrieved.  Thankfully, no one was injured.

Given the investigation’s sensitivity and lines of inquiry, the RT&CIPF cannot comment further.

We are aware of audio videos and photographs purporting to be the location of where the incident allegedly occurred and ask that persons circulating such be mindful of exposing victims.

The RT&CIPF is again reaching out to the public, emphasising their crucial role in this investigation.

We urge you to notify the closest police station, contact 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231- 1842, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477, and anonymously provide any information on this shooting or any illegal activity.

Your cooperation is vital in ensuring justice is served. Additionally, persons are encouraged to download the Crime Stoppers P3 app from the Google Play Store or Apple Apps and share information anonymously.

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