TCI Immigration Officers stage sick out on ‘big day’ at Provo airport
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos – November 6, 2017 – Sunday at the Providenciales International Airport was filled with ups and downs, as industrial action being taken by Immigration Officers threatened to muddy the moment of a new flight into the country.
Only one Immigration officer showed up for work on Sunday and Magnetic Media is told the Task Force was called in to fill the void. The Deputy Governor, Anya Williams and Border Control Minister, Deputy Premier Sean Astwood confirm the situation.
We are told that the officers staged a sick out in demand of outstanding overtime pay.
A press statement from the DG this morning explains, several Immigration Officers stationed at the Providenciales airport reported that they were unwell and could not attend work. Management immediately took control of the situation and called on Immigration Department officers from elsewhere in the Department to manage the entry of persons into the country.”
Task Force, FBO and an officer from North Caicos responded to the call said H.E. Anya Williams; she says it averted disruption to passenger processing at the airport.
The Deputy Governor and Border Control Minister both report that they will today determine the cause for the sick out and aim to resolve any issues.
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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: 12,362 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.
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