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Re calibration for Magnetic Media, going off the air into the future

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#TurksandCaicos, December 28, 2017 – Providenciales – After nearly 8 years of delivering radio news in the Turks and Caicos Islands, Magnetic Media founder and CEO today announced that the company is making a considered shift to embrace new media distribution and circulation in news for increased global and regional reach; it will mean an end to their popular radio newscasts as of December 31, 2017.

“In taking stock of my own life and my company, I have determined that I want to chart a new, more impacting course when it comes to doing ‘the news’ and I am excited about it.   Today, we began informing our thousands of followers and subscribers that we will no longer be delivering news on radio in The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands.”

It is a major shift, which we have been contemplating for years and which proved to be the best direction for our company as we move into #2018.

“What better time to do ‘the new’ than in a New Year.   People expect change during this season, and we are going to deliver upon  a change which will take us off of Power 92.5FM and Kiss 102.5FM radio stations in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands where we have been presenting news productions since 2010.

We will also discontinue news on Faith 98.9FM in Providenciales, a Gospel station; Island 93.9FM in Providenciales, a Caribbean music radio station and Global Bahamas 99.5FM, adult contemporary music radio station and home of the ‘Steve Harvey Show’ in Nassau and Freeport, The Bahamas.

“Honestly speaking, it releases us from the schedules and deadlines and gives us the liberty to flesh out important and intriguing news stories because we can take our time, devote the hours to getting to the heart of a matter and show our followers even more sides to the issues of the day.   We will deliver our results in news reports in audio, video and print form.”

The CEO, who is the newscaster of Magnetic Media news reports, the voice behind the company’s One Caribbean TV news reports and the host of three-time Telly Award winning, Turquoise Morning TV show explained that the freedom from time constraints is just the beginning.

“We will also now be more selective in the news assignments we cover.   Our re-calibration includes a decision to focus on stories with more national, regional or global effect.   We believe the current media landscape in both countries has that ‘handled’.   Our focus will be on the deeper impact of policy decisions, corporate maneuvers, international incidents and the like on our People in the Caribbean, our Places in the Caribbean and our Plans in the Caribbean.   This impacting coverage delivers the news that matters most, and for us at Magnetic Media, that is what matters most of all.”

Magnetic Media, with offices in #TurksandCaicos and #TheBahamas will mark a decade on April 7, 2018 and an elaborate ‘Count up to Ten Years’ campaign is to be launched in February 2018.

“Our team is like Gideon’s Army; small, strategic, mighty, faithful and guided.  We have achieved amazing goals this year including quadrupling our social media popularity and dramatically boosting our presence on YouTube.  (www.youtube.com/user/turksandcaicosontv) We have so much for which to be thankful, and we are, and that is why we are enlisting major companies to come on board to provide a pool of fabulous gifts for our followers.”

TM new lookNow at nearly 650 original episodes of Turquoise Morning TV show, Magnetic Media is changing the look of the program and the style of its content.

“Our focus now will be more deeply on our People, Places and Plans.   We have created, with this announcement and decision, the time we need to really celebrate our Turquoise Morning guests.”

Magnetic Media will also launch its ‘Magnetic Media News App’ in January 2018.

“This will give our ardent followers and those we hope to gain as new followers in the coming months, a way to follow us and hear from us and see what we are up to in the most cutting edge way and on the go.   We are embracing the changes of the information age and we are doing so with open arms.”

The company can be found on Twitter (twitter.com/magneticmedia1); on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com) and on Instagram: dee242649.   However, the most popular following for the company remains at the website (www.magneticmediatv.com) and on Facebook, MagneticMedia Fanpage (www.facebook.com/magneticmediafanpage).

“It was asked of me some years ago; what do you think is the secret to success?   I replied with, “The secret to success is the ability and flexibility to change.’  In faith we are making this change, convinced that this the right season and we are doing it for the right reason.  We are on our way to truly making ‘an impact’ which will mean an amplified voice for the people and issues which matter most.  Our team is ready, the region is ready, the world is ready… it is going to get really loud in 2018.”

We hope to see you there.

 

 

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Invest Turks and Caicos Attended Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit

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#TurksandCaicos, November 24, 2021 – Invest Turks and Caicos (Invest TCI) is pleased to announce the Agency’s participation in the 10TH Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS) held November 10th-12th, 2021, at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas.

CHICOS is one of the premier hospitality conferences in the region. In its 10th year, this event brought together more than 300 regional and international investors and operators and the region’s leading decision makers – all to discuss the region’s markets and possibilities.

Invest TCI participated in the Caribbean Government Leaders plenary session on Friday, November 12th, alongside the Bahamas Investment Authority, Invest St. Lucia, and JAMPRO. The plenary discussions focused on the investment environment of Caribbean economies in a post covid environment under two key themes: diversification of the economy and tourism and the need for greater involvement of (and positive impact on) local communities.

Attending the summit on behalf of Invest TCI was Interim CEO, Angela Musgrove and Legal and Compliance Officer, Judith Garland.

Commenting on the summit, Ms. Garland stated, “I was delighted to represent the Agency at the 10th Anniversary edition of CHICOS. I found the sessions engaging, and the industry trends and knowledge imparted was most valuable. It was great to meet new faces and establish relationships with industry colleagues, which can present mutually beneficial partnerships and relationships in the future.

Interim CEO Angela Musgrove stated, “Invest TCI will continue to support and leverage industry conferences to promote opportunities in the Turks and Caicos Islands. This is the Agency’s 5th year attending CHICOS, and it has allowed us to directly engage with potential investors and prospects interested in doing business in the TCI. Through these types of events, the Agency can continue to proactively target new investment opportunities, lucrative partnerships, and financial opportunities that contribute to overall economic development.”

For more information on upcoming events, visit our website at investturksandcaicos.tc.

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Bahamian Para-Athlete Erin Brown to Become Godmother of RC’s Odyssey of The Seas

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#TheBahamas, November 24, 2021 – A Bahamian woman who lost her leg to cancer and went on to defy odds and inspire thousands will be named godmother of Royal Caribbean International’s Odyssey of the Seas. Erin Brown, a 41-year-old mother of two and a para-triathlete who cycles, runs, swims and competes at an international level, will accept the honour at a special ceremony in Florida later this week.

“From the moment we heard the story of Erin, how her courage and determination in the face of adversity inspired others and led to a more inclusive consciousness about succeeding with disabilities, we were moved and knew she was a great candidate for godmother of our newest ship, Odyssey of the Seas,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “A godmother serves as the guiding spirit of the ship and brings good luck and safe travels to its crew and guests.”

While she was in college participating as a track and field athlete, Brown was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer called osteosarcoma after suffering a fall that resulted in a broken leg. After more than a year of chemotherapy, her tumor showed no signs of shrinking, and Brown made the difficult decision to amputate her limb above the knee. Brown, who watched her own mother struggle for five years before losing her battle with lupus linked to cancer, knew she had to keep going because her child depended on her. She underwent surgery and woke up to one less leg. “Mind over matter,” she repeated. And then, she re-invented herself.

She said she recognizes now that her disability was a signal to start over. The first time she completed the 100-mile cycling event, Ride for Hope, raising money for cancer research, education and prevention, she led a group of adaptive athletes who heard the thunderous applause and cheers from the crowd that had witnessed the one-legged cyclist achieve what few with two legs could on the hilly terrain.

“A sudden change like the one I experienced is just an opportunity to rebrand yourself to yourself and to society. All those skills you had before – you still have them,” said Brown who has gone on to become an advocate for rights for the disabled and works at the University of The Bahamas as the compliance officer and counselor for the physically challenged.

“Having Erin as our godmother is a fitting way for us to pay tribute to The Bahamas,” said Bayley. “Our company’s very first port of call outside the U. S. was to The Bahamas more than 50 years ago. To this day, Nassau remains one of our most popular ports of call and Perfect Day at CocoCay remains our top pick by our guests. We are excited about this ceremony and honouring our long-time partners, as well as the newest Bahamian flagged ship in our fleet.”

 

Photo Caption: Erin Brown, who calls herself a limb-difference individual, will be named the first Bahamian Godmother of a Royal Caribbean International vessel when she presides over the naming of Odyssey of the Seas.

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Sandals Foundation donates to skills training programs in Nassau

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#TheBahamas, November 24, 2021 – The clothing, textile and art and craft programs at CC Sweeting High School and Aquinas College recently received a major boost from Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort and Offshore Island, through their charity arm, the Sandals Foundation.

The resort, which is currently undergoing a multi-million-dollar overhaul generously, donated bolts of fabric to both schools. This came after Regional Projects Coordinator, Kerry Ann Fung and her team alerted the Foundation about the fabrics as they felt that the schools would benefit greatly from them.

Sandals Royal Bahamian’s General Manager, Adrian Whitehead did the handover and shared that while the resort’s doors may be closed, their hands and hearts remain open to the people of Bahamas.

“We are resolute about giving back to this country in any way that we can. I’m delighted that Aquinas and CC Sweeting will make good use of the fabric and that it will help students to develop the skills they need to create sustainable and expansive change in society. As we continue with the work on the resort, we plan on donating so much more in the coming weeks,” he shared.

He added that properly resourced learning environments form a huge part of Sandals’ commitment to education, as transformative initiatives have been the Sandals Foundation’s goal since its inception in 2009.

Principal at Aquinas College, Mrs. Shona Knowles who received the fabric on behalf of the school shared that the fabric will be used to aid in the inculcation of entrepreneurial skills in students.

“We have a very vibrant art and craft department. The fabric we received from the resort will be used by students for art projects where they make things like handbags, cushions, stool and bench covers and other artistic pieces. We also have plans to use some of the fabric to design backdrops for multimedia purposes,” she said.

“We are grateful to Sandals Royal Bahamian? and are certainly looking forward to a long-term partnership between the Resort and our school,” declared Knowles.

In addition to other donations that the resort plans on making, come December, the Sandals Foundation will be spreading joy with a toy through its annual Christmas Toy Drive. This initiative will see them donating close to 2000 toys to children from various schools and communities in New Providence and Exuma.

The Toy Drive has been a staple calendar event for more than 10 years through generous donations from United States toy company, Hasbro and the kind support of Sandals and Beaches Resorts team members, guests, travel agents and partners.

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Photo Caption:  Principal at Aquinas College, Shona Knowles accepts fabric donation on behalf of her school from Sandals Royal Bahamian’s General Manager, Adrian Whitehead.

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