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Turks and Caicos named in Cayman Islands fraud investigation

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sharon lexa lambProvidenciales, 17 Nov 2015 – A woman accused of defrauding authorities in the Cayman Islands is now at large and an online article says that some of the money, allegedly from a trading scam may have been funneled to the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Sharon Lexa Lamb is an executive of the company, Gang of Four, who is said to have gone missing after a law suit was filed in Grand Cayman courts on November 5, 2015. She and her partner Ryan Bateman are said to have stolen the vast majority of the $450 million – $500 million which is said to be missing and owed to the victims, who are American & Canadian retirees and pensioners.

Cayman Immigration has no record of Lamb’s departure from the UK overseas territory and the report in Caribbean News Now explains Sharon Lamb had gone into hiding.

Lamb had reportedly acted as if she would cooperate with the investigation, but now she has fled that country to parts unknown but Cuba is being suggested. The Turks and Caicos is mentioned a couple of times in the news report, I quote now: “suspected of having moved smuggled cash and stocks that the Gang of Four had misappropriated from their victims, to the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) or Cuba. Accounts in the TCI were used by B & C Capital Ltd as a part of the fraudsters $450 million trading scam…” The article says Lamb may have married a co-conspirator, who is a citizen of Cuba to evade capture.

Managing Director of the TCI Financial Services Commission, Kevin Higgins told MM that is unaware of the case, saying there have been no complaints to their office. Up to news production time, we were unable to reach the Police Financial Crimes Unit to find out if there was a complaint lodged there.

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It’s the 10GB of Christmas with Digicel

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#TurksandCaicos, December 1, 2022 – Digicel rewards customers with more this Christmas and all throughout 2023 with 10GB any use data every month.

The holiday season is a time for being thankful, so Digicel has taken on an attitude of gratitude and is thanking customers by rewarding them with more from now until the end of 2023.

Through Digicel’s exclusive Christmas plans, customers will get 10GB of data every month, for all of 2023, when they buy and stay on the plan. This also goes for new customers who have bought a SIM and/or those who take advantage of the Ultimate Christmas Combo to get a brand new discounted Samsung A23 smartphone and Christmas plan.

Customers can look forward to more data; more minutes; more rewards and prizes with Pick & Win in the MyDigicel app; more speed, reliability and coverage on the fastest network; and more savings and discounts on our devices and SIMs.

Addison Stoddard, CEO of Digicel Turks & Caicos said, “We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again, it’s the Christmas that keeps on giving at Digicel, so we’re offering our customers the gift that keeps on giving when they sign up and stay on any of our Christmas plans; whether it be a 3, 7 or 30 Day Prime Plus Bundle. Every month, new and existing customers who activate a Christmas plan this holiday season will get 10GB any use data, on us, when they remain on the plan all year long. For us, it’s all about continuing to put our customers first, and thanking them for every interaction they have with us.”

Customers can also win more in the MyDigicel app through Pick & Win, the new gamified way to be rewarded for any interaction with Digicel. Whether it’s switching to join the Digicel family, buying a plan, or paying bills in full and on time, customers will get the chance to Pick & Win lots of cool prizes

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USVI Natural Resources Dept tackles illegal sand mining

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By Shanieka Smith

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#USVI, December 1, 2022 – Recent reports of people taking large amounts of sand from beaches illegally have been on the increase in the US Virgin Islands.  The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) is urging citizens to refrain from doing this.

The DPNR announced that those found guilty could be charged a fine of $10,000 daily.

While they are unaware of what the illegally mined sand is being used for, the DPNR said it cannot be used for construction.

“In seawater, chloride is present, causing corrosion of steel and iron, which ultimately leads to reducing carrying capacity, so that the structure built using this may not be sustainable,” the DPNR said.

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Cruise Trippers bought big with Carnival Cruise Line on Cyber Monday

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By Dana Malcolm

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December 1, 2022 – Cyber Monday isn’t just for electronics!  Potential vacationers broke a Carnival Cruises Cyber Monday record for bookings, purchasing 50 per cent  more tickets than 2019’s pre-pandemic shopping day.

The cruise line announced the record bookings on Tuesday, November 29th.

The company cited a successful launch campaign of the new Carnival Celebration which visited Grand Turk recently and the three additional ships joining the fleet over the next 18 months, as major ticket pushers.

“The Cyber Monday sale activity showed consumer demand across the fleet, and we were particularly pleased with the booking activity for Carnival Venezia’s new year-round service from New York, and our new extended six-month program for Carnival Magic out of Norfolk,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.

“Our very successful naming ceremony for Carnival Celebration on November 20 and all the media coverage it generated clearly kept Carnival top of mind as vacationers got started on their holiday shopping yesterday.”

They say the pent-up demand for cruising has manifested in multiple ways in 2022, as Carnival was the first major cruise line to have its entire fleet back in operation and it now has more rooms than it was sailing in 2019.

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