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Nov 22 – Beach Enclave Ground Breaking



Providenciales, TCI, November 22, 2016 – Providenciales, Turks & Caicos – Beach Enclave, a new concept offering the remarkable amenities and flawless services of a luxury resort recalibrated in a private villa setting, will debut Beach Enclave North Shore in November 2016 with nine ultra-luxury villas along the pristine and secluded coastal beaches of Turks & Caicos. The first of three developments on the coveted Caribbean islands, Beach Enclave North Shore will redefine modern hospitality, featuring refined service and specialized amenities designed for today’s most discerning travelers.

Beach Enclave North Shore combines the concept of home ownership with private villa rentals. Each of the nine beachfront and ocean view villas sold within one year from launch, and will be available for reservations beginning in November.

“As the preeminent luxury hospitality brand focused on private villas, we are thrilled to introduce an unprecedented travel experience to the region with the debut of the Beach Enclave concept in Turks & Caicos,” said Vasco Borges, Co-Founder and CEO of Beach Enclave. “Our commitment to the needs of our guests combined with bold design in a stunning locale makes for a truly singular island escape. We look forward to welcoming guests and inviting them to make one of our North Shore villas their home away from home while on island.”

Conceived for sophisticated, barefoot beach living at its best, Beach Enclave North Shore offers both beachfront and ocean view villas, boasting over 6,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space with the four- and five-bedroom homes. Each North Shore beachfront villa additionally offers a private beach area, offering a fully secluded beach experience at the steps of one’s villa. With a signature design that brings the indoors outside and the outside indoors, each villa is positioned to seamlessly showcase the spectacular views of the azure water and simultaneously invite natural trade winds through its doors. Infinity-edge pools, a built-in outdoor BBQ area, outdoor showers and multiple terraces and decks add to the villa’s allure. Stunning examples of contemporary beach architecture, the villas are located on a 10-acre beachfront enclave on one of the most exclusive beaches in Turks & Caicos, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation.

Beach Enclave’s brand offering is unlike any other in the Caribbean as it affords guests the opportunity to enjoy the convenience and comfort of the services and amenities of a resort, as well as the luxury of a private home. Beach Enclave North Shore amenities and services include dedicated butler/maid; private chef services; and yoga sessions; among others. Beach Enclave guests also benefit from a concierge, who can manage requests such as arranging spa treatments, grocery stocking, airport transportation, dining reservations and more as well as access to an oceanfront, fully equipped fitness room and yoga terraces looking out to the ocean and the distant reef barrier. Beach amenities are also available to guests and include the set-up of loungers and umbrellas, delivery of towels and water and the use of kayaks and snorkel equipment to explore the nearby coral reef. Guests can also arrange for activities such as kite surfing lessons and private boating excursions on the water, one of the best ways to discover Turks & Caicos.

With the design for the villas inspired by the idea of open air Caribbean living, the architecture and interiors of the Beach Enclave North Shore villas work together to create seamless transitions from exterior to interior spaces. The organic yet refined design by SWA Architects and Domino Creative Interior Designers presents an effortless, elegant and calm setting to take in the magnificent views and surroundings, which are truly the star of each private home. Materials echo nature in the driftwood finish of the millwork and the ocean color of various fabrics, while local iron-shore provides the grey tones of accent furniture. The cedar shingles and native stone of the exteriors are reinterpreted as grayed wood and creamy white floors inside the villas, while the sun bleached palette is complimented with layered neutrals offset by watery blues and greens. Shapes throughout the collection of villas reference nature, ranging from the oblique edge detail of the custom coffee table, to the literal translation of the “pebble” coffee table—an outdoor piece that replicates a stone found in nature only a few hundred times larger. Highlights of the exceptional furnishings include an over-sized, suspended daybed of solid teak construction and fully upholstered, plush double chaise lounges, both catering to peaceful afternoons with room for two.

Beach Enclave North Shore villas feature a fully equipped, top-of-the-line ocean-facing kitchen, with option to hire a chef for a meal or an entire stay, and indoor and outdoor dining is able to be enjoyed with the service of a private butler. Each beachfront villa has its own private beach area, each with the added benefit of a secluded wood deck shaded by natural vegetation and featuring a summer kitchen, fire-pit and outdoor shower. The ocean view villas are distinct with unmatched ocean views made possible by a 65-foot elevation. The beach and dedicated ocean view villas’ beach decks are a short walk or golf cart drive away.

Following the heels of the successful launch of Beach Enclave North Shore, with all homes sold within one year from launch, the brand’s expansion plans in Turks & Caicos will include the debut of Beach Enclave Long Bay and Beach Enclave Grace Bay. Construction of Beach Enclave Long Bay’s five luxury villas, located along one of Providenciales’ most exclusive beaches, will begin in November 2016, following a successful villa sales launch – the enclave will debut late 2017.

Beach Enclave Grace Bay is launching sales this winter, following a Friends and Family release earlier in the year, with just a few villas left for sale – construction is scheduled to start mid 2107. Beach Enclave North Shore villa rentals start at $2,500 plus tax per night for a four-bedroom villa and $4,000 plus tax per night for a five-bedroom villa. Providenciales, Turks & Caicos is easily assessable from a range of destinations, with direct flights offered daily. Flight time from New York is approximately three hours and flight time from Miami is approximately 90 minutes.

For press inquiries about Beach Enclave or North Shore villas, please reach out to For rental inquiries please reach out to reservations at: 1 649 941 7577 or 1 866 580 1675 or email: and for an opportunity to own a villa please reach out to Nina Sieganthaler at 1 649 231 0707 – For more information, please visit or follow Beach Enclave on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook

Caribbean News

Jamaica Rum Festival Endorsed



#Jamaica, June 27, 2022 – Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, endorsed this year’s fourth staging of the Jamaica Rum Festival at the Aqueduct in Rose Hall, St. James, on Saturday (June 25).

Ms. Grange, who officially opened the event, noted that rum, and spirits in general, has deep cultural significance in Jamaica, spanning centuries.

“From the cane fields, where our enslaved ancestors worked, through to today, where we have the best rum in the world… we have a lot to be proud of,” she added.

For his part, Tourism Director, Donovan White, commended the organisers of the festival, which attracted a significant number of patrons, including visitors from overseas.  He said the Ministry of Tourism, through the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) and Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), was pleased to be a partner in the event that showcased top quality products by local rum purveyors.

Minister Grange, representatives from the Tourism Ministry’s agencies, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, were presented with limited edition Wray and Nephew White Overproof Rum.


Contact; Okoye Henry

Release: JIS


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Bahamas News

49th Independence Anniversary Celebrations Kick Off with National Pride Day



#TheBahamas, June 27, 2022 – Under the theme: “Proud to Be Bahamian”, the National Independence Secretariat is set to kick off the 49th Independence Celebrations on Friday, July 1, 2022.

In its efforts to promote pride and unity throughout the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Secretariat is encouraging a National Flag Raising Ceremony be held at all Government, and private corporate offices.

This ceremony should be staged at 9am on the Friday, simultaneously.

Bahamians are urged to wear the national colours of aquamarine, gold and black and assemble together as the National Flag is being hoisted and to sing the National Anthem, followed by a prayer.

The Secretariat is also encouraging participants to capture the event in photos and or videos, for posting on social media platforms, and inclusion in the national jubilee booklet and documentary next year.

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Photo Caption: Sienna Evans beautiful costume was created by Patrice Lockhart. Special thanks to Commonwealth Fabrics for their generous donation of the Androsia fabric used in the gown.


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Education Ministry Recommits to Expanding Uniformed Groups in Schools



#Jamaica, June 27, 2022 – The Ministry of Education and Youth remains committed to increasing the number of uniformed groups in schools.  This is in keeping with its thrust to fulfill this mission under the Safety and Security in Schools Programme, Portfolio Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams, has said.  She further noted that “it is a part of our series of measures to improve discipline among students.”

Mrs. Williams was speaking during the Council of Voluntary Social Services’ (CVSS) uniformed groups church service on Sunday (June 26).  The service was held at St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Cross Roads, Kingston.

Mrs. Williams remarks came against the background of what she said were “heightened concerns” in recent months over incidents of violence in schools across Jamaica and calls for a more concerted effort to provide civic and character education for students.  She noted that several initiatives within the Ministry to address these concerns were being expanded, among them support for uniformed groups in schools.

“The Ministry has been supporting uniformed youth groups in the development of a Three-Year Strategic Plan and [Memoranda of Understanding] with individual groups which will, at one and the same time, advance the missions of the groups and the mandate of the Ministry to these groups,” Mrs. Williams added.

The Minister pointed out that these cohorts, including Girl Guides, Brownies, Boys Brigade, Cub Scouts, Cadets and Pathfinders, “have played an invaluable role in shaping the character and awakening the social conscience of our young people for decades.”

“It has been well-established that students who participate in clubs are more out-going as they are engaged in activities that support socialisation with their peers. These students tend to be more comfortable in group settings where communication and team-work are necessary. This is a valuable asset as it will also benefit these students outside of the school setting,” she stated.

Mrs. Williams said the activities engaged in at meetings also complement classroom learning and emphasise social, emotional, and physical development.

Additionally, she said they provide opportunities for informal learning and life experiences.

“Uniformed youth groups represent a cohort of the nation’s youth that is organised around a set of core values, such as honour, discipline, service, loyalty, commitment, integrity, perseverance, industry and spiritual fortitude,” the Minister emphasised.

She noted that while most are based in schools, units may also be organised at church and community levels.

“Indeed, we know that the church has been a main source through which many new members are recruited. There is a challenge, however, and that is, over the past few years, there has not been as robust an interest in these groups as in previous decades,” Mrs. Williams indicated.

She said it was acknowledged that the society’s youth now have many more interests and distractions, “but we should still try to encourage them to see the value in participating in groups such as these”, while citing an “urgent need” for volunteer adult leaders.

The Minister also noted that older and more traditional groups, such as Boys Scouts and Girl Guides, are international in scope and maintain linkages with the worldwide movements.

“Support from these fraternal organisations has, however, diminished over the years, and local organisations must find the resources to sustain operations and pay the required affiliation fees. So once again, it is important that we, in the local community, pitch in to provide the needed support,” she added.

In this regard, the Minister commended members of the uniformed groups and CVSS for ongoing efforts to forge long-term alliances that facilitate mutual support and joint action.

Further, she said, for representing the concerns of the social sector, including disadvantaged and vulnerable groups, at the regional and international levels.

“We, as a collective, continue to dedicate ourselves to creating a supportive and safe environment for our students to learn and experience as much as possible to become productive members of society,” Mrs. Williams stated.


Contact: Douglas McIntosh

Release: JIS


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