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National Youth Week 2016

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Providenciales, TCI, September 23, 2016 – In keeping with the United Nations International Youth Day; The Department of Youth Affairs is please to celebrate National Youth Week 2016 under the theme “Celebrating Art and Culture in TCI” during  26th-30th September 2016.  National Youth Week events are scheduled for all the islands at both Primary and High school level. There will be speech competitions on North Caicos and Grand Turk, a culturally themed island treasure hunt on South Caicos as well as local youth artist performances throughout.

All highlighted by the Jazz in the Garden themed concert on Friday 30th September 2016 which will showcase the talents of schools from around the islands at the National Stadium on Providenciales.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Youth, Sports and Library Services, Hon. Akierra Missick stated; “This year’s events are centered on allowing young people to express themselves through the various arts.   This outlet is an opportunity to demonstrate both cultural and personal identity while also learning of the importance of preserving Turks & Caicos Islands long and storied cultural background.”

YOUTH WEEK 2016 – SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES – North/Middle Caicos

Monday

September 26th

Inter- Primary School

General Devotion

All Primary schools will combine for devotions Venue TBA

8:40am

All Schools/ General Public
Tuesday

September 27th

Inter- Primary Speech Competition Each school will have two contestants for our Quiz Competition.  Two schools will advance to the championship round Venue TBA

10am

 

 

Students/ General Public

Wednesday

September 28th

 

 

Talent/Culture Night

 

Culture event promoting TCI heritage Venue TBA

7PM

 

All Schools/ General Public
Thursday

September 29th

Inter- house Speech Competition Each house will have 2 contestants for the competition.  There will be the winning house, and the best speaker award. Venue TBA

10am

 

Raymond Gardiner High School
Friday

30th September 2016

Jazz In the Garden Jazz performances by schools from around islands National Stadium

4PM

All Schools/ General Public

 

 

 

 

 

YOUTH WEEK 2016 – SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES – SOUTH CAICOS

 

 

Date Event Description Venue & Time Participants

 

Monday

September 26th

Devotions Devotions with all schools to commemorate Youth Day Methodist Church

9:00am

All Schools/ General Public
Tuesday

September 27th

Island Treasure Hunt Island Treasure Hunt Parade Ground

5PM

 

All Schools/ General Public
Wednesday

September 28th

 

 

Cultural Concert Culture event promoting TCI heritage Regatta Village

7PM

 

All Schools/ General Public
Friday

30th September 2016

Jazz In the Garden Jazz performances by schools from around islands National Stadium

4PM

All Schools/ General Public

 

YOUTH WEEK 2016 – SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES – GRAND TURK

 

Date Event Description Venue & Time Participants

 

Sunday

September 25th

National Youth Day Service Church Service Church Service to  commemorate Youth Day HJ Robinson Parade Ground

 

All Schools/ General Public
Monday

September 26th

Devotions   HJ Robinson High HJ Robinson High
Tuesday

September 27th

Speech Competition Speech Competition Ona Glinton Primary

10am

 

All Schools/ General Public
Wednesday

September 28th

 

 

Arts and Culture Day Display of arts and culture and games 4:30pm

NK Francis Park

 

All Schools/ General Public
Thursday

September 29th

Youth Got Talent Talent Show 7 pm

Library Tennis Court

 

All Schools/ General Public
Friday

30th September 2016

Jazz In the Garden Jazz performances by schools from around islands National Stadium

4PM

All Schools/ General Public

 

YOUTH WEEK 2016 – SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES – PROVIDENCIALES

 

Date Event Description Venue & Time Participants

 

Monday

September 25th

Devotions Devotions to  commemorate Youth Day Clement Howell High

8:40am

Clement Howell High
Tuesday

September 27th

 

A Taste of TCI

Forum on the evolution of Art and culture in TCI with sampling of locally made dishes  

Gustavus Sports Complex

10am

 

 

All Schools/ General Public

Wednesday

September 28th

 

 

 

Arts Exhibition

Display of arts and craft by local artist Provo Public Library

12 pm

 

All Schools/ General Public
Friday

September 30th

Foot Steps For Good Charity Walk (Provo) Charity Walk

From Clement Howell High to National Stadium

Clement Howell High to National Stadium

7 am

All Schools/ General Public
Friday

30th September 2016

 

Jazz In the Garden

Jazz performances by schools from around islands National Stadium

4PM

All Schools/ General Public

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Government

Washington MISICK challenged, and holds onto Leadership of the PNP

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#TurksandCaicos, February 24, 2024 – Magnetic Media can report that WASHINGTON MISICK has emerged and remains LEADER of the governing Progressive National Party.It has been a contentious battle today at the PNPs National General Congress (NGC) for party leadership with interest coming from: Jas Walkin, the party’s 2021 campaign manager who this week publicly withdrew his bid; Dameko Dean, former Wheeland candidate who had published an article revealing his quest to lead the PNP and E Jay Saunders who today unsuccessfully challenged MISICK for the role.Saunders has tried for leader before and has served as the party’s deputy leader, at the pleasure and selection of Washington Misick since June 2019.The run for party leader was a risky maneuver by Saunders, son of former PNP Party leader and Chief Minister Norman Saunders.Delegates cast votes, giving E Jay Saunders 58 votes and Washington Misick 88. The elder statesman convincingly retaining delegates’ confidence.It is also reported that, based on the PNP Constitution, Saunders needed 70% support from delegates in a preliminary run off.  He was unable to secure that much backing.A constitutional motion to change the selection process of the deputy leader to a delegate vote reportedly failed.It is therefore unclear what the immediate future, politically is for Saunders whose party and government roles are hinged on Washington Misick’s prerogative to have him or someone else in these posts.However Misick is already promoting a strict focus on uniting the party following the NGC meeting held at the Shore Club.

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TCI Community College staff struck and robbed, another chased in car by attackers

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Dana Malcolm

Staff Writer 

 

#TurksandCaicos, February 23, 2024 – Attacks against several of its staff members last week have forced the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College to reassess its security.

“The college is robustly ending in immediate steps to review and reinforce our campus security protocols,” said a February 16 letter to staff seen by Magnetic Media.

The letter puts the date of the incidents as February 15th at one of its Providenciales campuses.

In the first,  a male member of staff was attacked and his car stolen after he left a meeting. When Magnetic Media queried police about the event, they released additional details of the robbery.

We were told around 9:15 pm, Thursday February 15, a 39-year-old male and his colleagues were leaving the TCI Community College Campus, Princess Drive, Providenciales, when a group of men surrounded his vehicle.

The man, noticing that one of the men had stopped at the rear of the vehicle, approached him to investigate and was struck on the head. In the immediate aftermath, the assailants escaped in the victim’s car, leaving the TCICC staff member injured at the scene.

The victim was transported to the Cheshire Hall Medical Center by police officers, and up until news production time, the car had not yet been recovered.

Following this incident, the Community College also revealed that a car chase had taken place.

A female member of staff this time, was chased down by suspected criminals as she left the campus. The employee managed to outdrive the people pursuing her and arrive safely at her destination, but she was described as shaken.

Now both, police officers and campus administration are urging residents to remain vigilant, especially when heading into their cars at night.

Safety tips that can help residents avoid attack, robbery, injury, or worse include:

  • Stay alert when heading to your vehicle; don’t be distracted by your phone; pay attention to your surroundings.
  • if you see anything or anyone suspicious, do not investigate on your own; go back and get a security guard or similar personnel to assist.
  • Have your keys ready in your hands before approaching your car, so you can enter the safety of your vehicle immediately.

The police have not yet arrested anyone for the robbery attack against the employee.

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Royal TCI Police share CAREER DAY Highlights

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#TurksandCaicos, February 23, 2024 – On Thursday, 8th February 2024, between 9 am – and 2 pm, the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force attended a Career Day event at the Enid Capron Primary School, Five Cays, Providenciales.

Under the theme “Be aware, choose a career”, the RTCIPF showcased the many career options available in policing.

Members of the Community Policing Unit, Safeguarding and Public Protection, Anti-Gang and Drugs Unit, Marine Branch, Traffic Enforcement, Air Support Unit and Mechanical Department were present.  Officers answered questions posed by the young, impressionable minds.

Insp Ensa Wilson lectured students on various topics, including: “Good Touch, Bad Touch”, alerting adults to inappropriate situations and the importance of calling 911.

Students were asked questions following the lecture and were given RTCIPF tokens.

Sgt. Kavin Mars, along with PC Fitzlewis McDonald and Kiyon Doughty of the Anti Gang and Drug Unit, freestyled “Don’t Huff, Don’t Puff, Don’t Do That Stuff” and warned students of the dangers –health and legal – of using drugs.

Superintendent (Community Policing and Divisions) Dwight Gardiner commended the school’s initiative and applauded the representation of officers present.

Supt. Gardiner said: “Career Days often highlight the importance of community policing and underscore law enforcement’s vital role in fostering trust, collaboration, and safety within neighbourhoods.

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