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Invest Turks and Caicos to sit on Advisory Board and present at 22nd Annual International African American Hotel Ownership & Investment Summit & Trade Show

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#Providenciales, July 5, 2018 – Turks and Caicos – Invest Turks and Caicos is pleased to announce the Agency’s attendance at the 22nd Annual International African American Hotel Ownership & Investment Summit & Trade Show being held July 25-27, 2018 at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel, Miami, FL.

Invest Turks and Caicos was extended a special invitation to represent as an advisory board member and presenter at the upcoming conference which is presented by the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators & Developers (NABHOOD), Black Meetings & Tourism Magazine and Horizons International Group.  The theme is New Opportunities with Great Partners”.  The summit will be exciting and packed with information to help persons understand the many opportunities available in the lodging industry including hotel ownership, investment, management, employment and supplier diversity.

Attending the summit on behalf of Invest TCI is Investment Services Executive, Rochelle Thompson. Ms. Thompson commented, “this is my 2nd year representing Invest TCI at NABHOOD. Having attended in 2017 and observed the level of involvement by minorities in hotel ownership and development, and one of the world’s largest sectors: Tourism and Tourism Development, it became evident that this was an opportunity for Invest TCI to push an agenda where we are instrumental in paving the way for Turks and Caicos Islanders, to become “bigger players” in the industry, not only as service providers, but as owners, developers and operators.  Our role at Invest TCI, is to make persons aware of the investment opportunities whilst assisting existing local and foreign investors; with as much information as possible.  We believe this conference is a great way of doing such and so, we encourage persons that are interested in learning more about the industry, to contact us or visit the NABHOOD website for more details about the conference.

Further commenting on the event, Angela Musgrove, Acting CEO for Invest Turks and Caicos stated, “we will see a major shift in the encouragement of domestic investment as this has become a priority of the Turks and Caicos Islands Government and by extension, the Agency.  We want to encourage local entrepreneurs and local investors to become more active in the industry from a hotel ownership and development perspective; this conference provides the ideal platform to do just that.”

The 3 days educational event opens Wednesday morning, July 25th with the NABHOOD/HBCU Scholarship Golf & Deep-Sea Fishing & Shark Tournaments to raise money for minority hospitality students; followed at noon with the Orientation Program for new & prospective hotel owners, and Committee Meetings.  Later the Opening General Session takes place followed by the Welcome Reception in the evening. General Sessions & workshops are held on Thursday and Friday with Student workshops on Friday and Saturday.

If you are interest in attending this event, visit NABHOOD’s website at www.nabhood.net/ or for additional information contact Invest Turks and Caicos at 649 338 4772 or via email info@investturksandcaicos.tc.

 

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Educational Aids Strengthen Learning Experience for Provo Students

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PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands: Scores of students in Providenciales will benefit from back-to-school supplies donated by Sandals Foundation Ambassadors at Beaches Turks and Caicos resort, strengthening the instructional process in four schools at the start of the new school term.

More than 2,000 students from Ianthe Pratt, Enid Capron, Oseta Jolly and the Thelma Lightbourne Primary Schools were presented with a generous supply of educational materials including notebooks, pens, pencils, rulers, sharpeners, knapsacks, reading material, sports gear and musical instruments from members of the philanthropic arm of the family all-inclusive resort. While sharing the gratitude for the gifts received, the leaders at the various institutions lauded the efforts of the more than 20 volunteers on hand.

Neekimo King, Principal of the Ianthe Pratt Primary School shared, “Beaches Turks and Caicos and the Sandals Foundation over the years have adopted our institution as their own. These reading books will go a far way in increasing our library stock and improving literacy among the students while the physical education and the guidance counseling units have received lots of materials to bolster the learning experience for our students.”

Sophia Garland, Principal of the Enid Capron Primary School was equally elated as she expressed how beneficial resources will be for the teaching and learning process.

“These supplies, including the books, will definitely aid in increasing literacy amongst the students and the many teaching aids that we have been received will create an environment that is conducive for teaching and learning.”

In sharing with the schools, James McAnally, General Manager at Beaches resort noted, “Sandals Foundation and the resort remain committed to the development of the education of our children, the environment and the communities in which we operate. These four government operated primary schools were identified for these supplies to help in fostering their academic and extra-curricular growth.”

McAnally continued, “A big thank you to the Sandals Foundation Ambassadors who came out and helped with making these distributions possible.”

Vice principal of the Oseta Jolly Primary School, Diana Dean, also expressed gratitude noting, “With these tools, I am sure the students will be excited about learning and the teachers will be better equipped to deliver the lessons.”

The Sandals Foundation and Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort have long been supporters of education and community development in Turks and Caicos, donating to a number of schools and youth sports programmes. Since 2011, the organisations have been assisting students at Ianthe Pratt, Enid Capron Primary Schools and other schools across the islands in their holistic development by providing educational supplies and the opportunity for Sandals and Beaches resorts guests to meaningfully engage with the students through a weekly literacy enhancement programme, hosted in partnership with Island Routes Tours – Reading Road Trip.

 

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Header: Staff and students from the Enid Capron Primary School share a moment for the cameras with members of the Sandals Foundation team as the school received educational items from the Beaches Turks and Caicos and the Sandals Foundation.

Insert: James McAnally, General Manager, Beaches Turks and Caicos (front left) makes a presentation to members of the Ianthe Pratt Primary School recently with sporting gear and educational items looking on are members of the Sandals Foundation team, Sesame Street Character

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PRESS STATEMENT: MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

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#TurksandCaicos, January 27, 2023 – The Ministry responsible for Education confirms that a recent report of alleged sexual abuse was brought to the attention of authorities at a particular school. For the protection of the child, we will not divulge details of this matter. We do acknowledge that there were issues experienced which resulted in less than appropriate response to the incident.

 The Ministry is continuing its investigation of the incident, in its totality and has since requested a comprehensive report on the response from all involved. Several meetings, visits and discussions were held. The key is to ensure that the minor involved is afforded additional counselling and care and that other students within the institution are also afforded the relevant support needed. The Student Support Services has been active in coordinating this response which is currently in operation.

 As an immediate further action, the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) entities will convene and existing protocols will be reviewed and investigations conducted to determine the consistency of the response, exactly where the established protocols were not followed and the subsequent actions to be taken.

 The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Social Services considers its responsibility for the Safeguarding of children of utmost importance. In so doing, the Ministry of Education has instituted a number of measures over the years to ensure that allegations of abuse to children in schools are treated with urgency. The creation of the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) was created to ensure that teachers, leaders, Social Workers, and Police can respond to allegations with the child’s safety and protection as the core consideration. Child safeguarding remains the Ministry’s primary concern.

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Murder Victim Identified

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#TurksandCaicos, January 27, 2023 – The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force have identified Ervin Glinton of Sand Bar Street, Five Cays, as the male who was shot dead on January 24th .

Based on preliminary reports, at around 3pm, the Police Control Room  received a call from a resident stating that gunshots were being heard in Five Cays.

RTCIPF officers responded to the given location at Reece Street and found Glinton’s lifeless body lying face down on the ground, with what appeared to be gunshot wounds.

The public is being advised to notify the closest police station or to contact Crime Stoppers and give any information regarding this murder or  any illegal activity anonymously.

Please note, that Crime Stoppers calls are answered in Miami and in Houston by Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers which is a non-profit and not a police agency.

The calls are anonymous and cannot be traced in the United States or the TCI.

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