18 People celebrated as favorites for 2015
Providenciales, 05 Jan 2015 – Turquoise Morning TV show, which is a Magnetic Media production which airs to 24 countries in the Greater Caribbean and key cities in the US enters 2016 recounting its favorite ‘people, places and plans’ of 2015.
It is a stellar list of the people who made the show and made 2015 an unforgettable year.
On the list of 18 people is NBA Champion and Bahamian, Mychal Thompson who opened the intriguing Bahamian sports walk at the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium; Hotel magnate and CEO, Adam Stewart of Sandals Resorts International; ground breaking politician and business woman, the late Dr. Rosita Butterfield, who died due to illness in early 2015; for his leadership in the biggest Turks and Caicos marketing adventure: Premier Hon Dr Rufus Ewing.
Other gems from the country’s number one industry who made the list: Turks and Caicos Hotel & Tourism Executive, Stacy Cox; esteemed General Manager of the Regent Palms, Karen Whit and 2014s Tourism Director of the Year for the Caribbean, Ralph Higgs.
Also in our line-up of favorite people is: Garnet Reid, Jamaican and founder of the Caribbean Hall of Fame; Ronnie Butler, MBE – Bahamian singing legend who is most known for his hit song, Burma Road; Elanor Fin-Fin Krawsonoski, super duper public relations manager at Beaches Turks and Caicos; Tellis Bethel, the Deputy Commodore of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force who launched out as author this year to write on the history of the waters between The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos; Rev Bradley Handfield who also took on a new role in the literary world and hails from North Caicos; his children’s folklore is called ‘Auntie Fannie Mattie & the Talking Potatoes’.
The TCI said farewell to cherished national song author, talk show host and Gospel minister, Rev Dr Conrad Howell and there was delight, particularly for Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama as they continued to watch home girl, Ginger Moxey of Immerse Bahamas soar as an independent business woman and leader of the Grand Bahama edition of Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival.
And what would 2015 have been without attention paid to at least one major sports figure from the TCI – Delano Williams makes the cut as one of our favorite people in 2015 and is poised to do even more this year as he was an automatic qualifier on team Great Britain for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games which are set for Rio in Brazil.
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Bahamas Golden Jubilee Events Announced, Celebrations Across 33 Islands & Cays
#TheBahamas, March 27, 2023 – As the 50th anniversary of our nation’s independence approaches, Bahamians everywhere are teeming with excitement and expectancy around the year-long celebrations set by The National Independence Secretariat.
Yesterday, the Prime Minister joined H.E Leslia Miller Brice, Chair of The National Independence Secretariat to unveil the Calendar of Events for the 50th Independence celebrations.
The calendar comprises a host of events, initiatives and recommendations for celebrations throughout all 33 islands of The Bahamas.
At this jubilant occasion the PM stated, “Celebrating independence is about acknowledging the greatness around us, the greatness within us, and the greatness ahead of us.
We are Bahamians. That identity is special.”
View the newly released calendar of events here:
JAMAICA: Seniors Registered Under New Social Pension Programme
#Kingston, March 28, 2023 – There are currently 12,362 seniors registered under the Government’s new Social Pension Programme.
Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Karl Samuda, made the disclosure during the sitting of the Standing Finance Committee of the House on March 2, at Gordon House.
The initiative targets all Jamaican citizens 75 years and older who are not currently in receipt of a pension (overseas or local) or any other retirement, old-age or disability benefit or regular income, and are not living in a government institutionalised care facility.
“We are evaluating the manner in which we qualify persons to go on the programme. This is a discussion we will have to have, as some people fall through the cracks simply because they might have a refrigerator, or they might be lucky enough to have a television at home,” Mr. Samuda said.
“The direction in which we are heading, to have those things, does not move you from poverty to prosperity. So, the Government has an obligation to do everything possible to improve their quality of life, and so we will be looking at that,” the Minister added.
Mr. Samuda said between March 2022 and January 2023, the programme disbursed $446 million.
To register for the social pension programme, persons may visit any of the Ministry’s parish offices islandwide.
They will be required to complete a social pension application form, accompanied by their Tax Registration Number (TRN), National Insurance Scheme (NIS) card, and proof of age in the form of a birth certificate or a valid passport.
They should also take along a valid identification (ID), such as a driver’s licence, passport or voter’s ID, proof of bank account and any other document that may be required to process the application, for example, proof of citizenship.
TCI Police Detective Holden Speaks Up on Blue Hills Rapes
#TurksandCaicos, March 27, 2023 – Following the announcement that several women had been robbed and assaulted in Blue Hills in the past weeks, Magnetic Media queried why the Police would wait until they had a man in custody to release an alert.
TCI’s newest addition to the top brass Detective Superintendent Dean Holden, Head of Crime, Safeguarding and Public Protection, told us that it initially appeared to be an isolated offence and not part of a series of incidents.
“The full circumstances needed to be investigated to ascertain the facts before a public alert could be considered. Misinformation in such a case would only cause unnecessary public concern and confusion and could adversely impact the investigation and the safeguarding of persons involved—” he said. “Even now there is no definitive information that these offences are linked, and investigators remain open-minded.”
Holden claimed an early alert with limited information could have hindered the investigation and they were trying to protect the women who may not have wanted to be identified based on where they lived.
As it turns out, the public concern was very much warranted, because there have been more violent sexual attacks, and more victims got hurt, forcing their hands.
“When further similar offences were committed, the overriding principle of sustained public protection was considered, hence the alert/release issued,” he said.
That alert was coupled with the news that a man had been arrested. Whether those further similar incidents could have been prevented if the public was informed earlier and taken extra precautions, is the underlying question. To date, we don’t know how many victims there are.
Police have increased patrols in the Blue Hills area and condemned the crimes as unacceptable. They have not indicated if anyone was charged for the offences yet.
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