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Education Minister tours schools this week

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Providenciales, TCI, September 5, 2016 – It is day one for the 2016-2017 academic school year and inspections of the various public schools has started by the Minister of Education; Deputy Premier Akierra Missick who will on Thursday update the country officially on the state of these institutions. 
 
It had already been said in a House of Assembly, Ministerial statement that school students and faculty will have to wait for some repairs to be completed as the renovation and refurbishments were estimated to not be done in time for the start of Back to School. 
 
Add to this, an institution like HJ Robinson High, will find that it has no auditorium for mass meetings for another few months as the House of Assembly is currently set up there because repairs are underway at its regular home, the N.J.S. Francis building. 
 
The Minister said her schedule includes a visit today at Grand Turk public schools, there are three; the two schools in South Caicos are set for visit tomorrow; Wednesday the stop is into North and Middle Caicos for the four public institutions there; Minister Missick is in Provo on Thursday for the six government learning facilities on this island and Friday, the Minister says she will go to Salt Cay.

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Morgan Heritage Member dies

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Rashaed Esson

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#MorganHeritage#PeterMorgan, February 26th, 2024 – Peter Morgan, member of the Grammy Winning Jamaican Reggae Band Morgan Heritage, died on Sunday February 25th at the age of 46. His family made the announcement on Instagram, however the cause of his death was not mentioned. Morgan Heritage, an all family group, children to Jamaican reggae artist Denroy Morgan, was known for hits like “She’s Still loving me.”

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Jamaica Local Govt Elections held

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Rashaed Esson

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#Jamaica#LocalGovElections, February 26th, 2024 – Jamaica’s long awaited local government elections were held today February 26th, after being postponed on several occasions since November of 2020. Reports indicate that just over two million Jamaicans are eligible to vote and that the electoral system was well prepared with a total of 6,726 polling stations in 2,148 locations across the island, open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Voters selected from 496 nominated candidates across the island. The date for results is yet to be announced

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Ariel Henry to Finalize Agreement with Kenya for Multinational Force – Could Bring Political Tensions.

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Rashaed Esson

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#Haiti#Kenya#ArielHenry, February 26th, 2024 – Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry is flying to Nairobi Kenya on Tuesday February 27th, to finalize the paperwork with Kenyan authorities for the deployment of the multinational force. However, the legitimacy of anything he agrees to or signs is already being questioned because Haiti currently has no parliament and Henry should have demitted office since February 7.  

 

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