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TEAM TCI Makes history at the 2017 Flow Carifta Games



Opening Ceremony - Team Turks & Caicos (2)Turks and Caicos, April 20, 2017 – Providenciales – This past Easter weekend, the team of eighteen (18) strong athletes from the Turks and Caicos Islands left an unforgettable mark at the Ergilio Haton Stadion (Curacao National Stadium) participating in the 2017 FLOW Carifta Games.

This is the second year of Flow’s three year partnership with NACAC, and the 2017 FLOW Carifta Games were available to customers in more than twenty countries on the Flow Sports Premier channel, as a free preview this weekend.

The games were also made available to customers via the Flow Sports App and for FLOW customers to watch the games at home and on-the-go.  “We were more than happy to be able to be the first to introduce a partnership with one of the region’s largest sporting bodies for the region’s most anticipated
sporting event and to showcase it to our customers in a way that it has never been done before in the Turks and Caicos Islands on Flow Sports,”
shared FLOW Country Manager, Delleriece Hall.

On day one of the competition, Saturday, April 15th, Team Turks and Caicos captured its first medal in the U18 Boys 400m sprint event.   The Jamaica College sophomore, Colby Jennings, made history being the first to medal in the 400m event for the TCI with a time of 48.26s.

Wilkenson Fenelon _ Silver Medalist (3) (1)At the end of day one we saw Jamaica College athlete, Wilkenson Fenelon, topping the leader boards after his first four (4) events in the Octathlon.   On Day 2, Sunday, April 16th, Fenelon, continued to perform exceptionally well maintaining his position in the top percentile of athlete’s participating. With the finish line in sight, Fenelon pushed his hardest and came up short by one point for the gold, capturing the silver medal for Team TCI in the Boys Octathlon Open.

“I would just like to say, thank the Lord for the strength and courage to go out there and represent my country. I am very happy with the support I got from friends and family at home. It helped a lot. Thank you. God bless you all,” shared Fenelon.

We would also like to make special mention of Ken Reyes who qualified for the finals in the Boys U20 800m; Sanadia Forbes, who surpassed her one month old national record in the U20 Girls High Jump with a height of 1.65m, and Latrell Saunders, who for his first time at the games placed sixth with a final height of 1.90m in the U18 Boys High Jump event.

Ken Reyes _ 800M Finalist (2) (1)The 15 year old Marjorie Basden High alumni is poised to protect the legacy of Carifta medallist coming out of South Caicos, falling in the shoes of 2008 Carifta Silver Medallist, Wendrico Seymour, and 2012 Carifta Bronze Medallist, Kivarno Malcolm.

On the final day of the competition, Day 3, Monday, April 16th, history was made again. Turks and Caicos saw its first medal in the U20 4x100M Girls Relay, and on top of that, these girls became the first females to win a medal at the 2017 Flow Carifta Games.

The team comprised K-State freshman, Akia Guerrier, national high jump record holder, Sanadia Forbes, Holmwood Tech’s, Helcy-Ann Brianna Sauver, and first time female sprinter, Shavell Sutherland.

Girls Relay Team _ From the Left _ Akia Guerrier Shavell Sutherland Helcy Ann Sauver and Sanadia ForbesWe would like to take congratulate all of the athletes represented at the 2017 Flow Carifta Games. To compete side by side with the region’s best is not an easy fete, and so we celebrate the effort and commitment that each athlete exhibited by virtue of their participation. History will record their names as the team that made history for the TCI. Flow is glad to be able to be a part of that storyline being the number one sponsor of youth and sports in the TCI and by extension, the region,” says FLOW Marketing Communications Executive, Darron Hilaire.

Press Release: FLOW



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TCI Premier and Delegation visit NCI in Jamaica



#Manchester, Jamaica, 14 August 2022 – The Honourable Charles Washington Misick, Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and his delegation have arrived at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) in Central Jamaica.The Premier will give the address at the second commencement ceremony and will be conferred with an Honorary Doctor of Commerce Degree.  The Premier completed high school at West Indies College which is now NCU more than 50 years ago.  Premier Misick and his delegation are on a four day visit to Jamaica.The Office of the Premier and Public Policy will bring commencement live on its Facebook page at 2PM EST.The Premier’s delegation includes: First Lady, Mrs. Delthia Russell-Misick; Hon. Arlington Musgrove, Minister of Immigration and Border Services; Hon. Rachel Taylor, Minister of Education, Labour, Employment and Customer Service; Mr. Wesley Clerveaux, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Labour, Employment and Customer Service; Ms. Althea Been, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Immigration and Border Services; Mr. Miquel Swann, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Office of the Premier and Public Policy; Mr. Edwin Taylor, Commissioner of Labour; and Mr. Bentley Johnson Aide De Camp.

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Polio is back; 65 million missed shots in another COVID fall out



By Dana Malcolm

Staff Writer


#USA, August 4, 2022 – For the first time in almost a decade a new case of polio was recorded in the United States. The case which ended in paralysis emphasizes the danger the region faces as vaccination levels drop to 30-year lows.

The World Health Organization warned in early July explained that vaccination in the region of the Americas and the rest of world was dropping rapidly because of various spin off effects precipitated by the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Over 65 million infants missed out on basic vaccines in the last three years thanks to disruptions in routine healthcare, lockdowns and other circumstances. The effects are already being felt as once eradicated disease like measles and polio are once again emerging.

The Pan American Health Organization announced earlier this year the Americas are now facing another measles outbreak after having been declared free of the disease in 2016.

Dr. Jarvis Barbosa, Assistant director of PAHO said vaccination levels are now as low as they were in 1994 for measles and polio and Brazil has had several outbreaks of measles.

In the case of the United States an unvaccinated young adult developed the disease after contact with another individual vaccinated with a live version of the vaccine.

The breakout polio case in the US sent shockwaves across the country because of the severe nature of the disease. Polio is an extremely dangerous disease with no known cure. It causes paralysis in as many as 1 in 200 infected and that paralysis is permanent.

Normally very few school age children would be at risk in the Americas as the vaccine is required to start school but with the gap in vaccinations many more children are now at risk.

Polio was one of the most feared diseases of the 20th century, paralyzing and killing hundreds of thousands, especially children. Thankfully vaccinated individuals are not at risk and as such the WHO is advising that the best way to protect against polio is vaccination.


Photo Caption:  Child in Benin takes Polio vaccine, UNSDG

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Dunn’s River Offers Special Summer Package



#Jamaica, August 5, 2022 – Persons looking for an adventurous activity to do this summer are being encouraged to take advantage of the ‘Summa Thrills’ promotion, being offered by the world-famous Dunn’s River Falls and Park.

The promotion, which ends September 15, includes paying one cost to climb the Falls, ‘Tek-A-Hike’ and Zip over the Falls via the Chukka Falls Flyer. In addition, persons will also have access to the beach, splash pad, and other amenities.

The cost for residents is $5,000 per person and US$75 per person for non-residents. A photo identification is required to access the resident rate.

“We have partnered with CHUKKA to create this five-star experience,” Marketing Manager, Urban Development Corporation (UDC), Kereen Cole-Ivey, told JIS News.

She further informed that ‘Tek-A-Hike’ is the newest product offering at Dunn’s River Falls and Park and that the promotion provides an opportunity to build awareness and renew interest in the falls and park.

‘Tek-a-Hike’ is a guided, one-hour-and-a-half hike that starts at the Tranquility Gardens and ends in the Dunn’s River Falls & Park Nursery. Here guests can purchase plants or adopt a tree as part of the park’s Reforestation and Conservation Programme.

The hike is approximately two miles and is an experience that the entire family can enjoy. Along the trail, guests will learn about the flora and fauna on the entire property, which is called the Belmont property, as well as the general history of Dunn’s River Falls and Park. They will also get a chance to visit the Belmont Great House ruins.

“Coming out of COVID-19, we thought that this (Summa Thrills) would have been a very great adventure for the family and for everyone to enjoy and have a good time,” said Mrs. Cole-Ivey, adding that the UDC has other plans in place for Dunn’s River.

Dunn’s River Falls and Park is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Persons are being encouraged to book ahead via the Dunn’s River website at, otherwise tickets can be purchased on location.

You may also visit @dunnsriver.jamaica and @udcjamaica on Instagram or call 876 618-6052 for additional information.

The Dunn’s River Falls and Park is managed and operated by St. Ann Development Corporation (SADCO), a subsidiary of the UDC.


Contact: Shanna K. Salmon

Release: JIS

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