#Providenciales, August 21, 2018 – Turks and Caicos – This is what it looked like on Saturday night at the new, Outback Steakhouse Turks and Caicos as residents were welcomed in for a friends and family night. The evening was a sort of dress rehearsal which gave the new ‘Outbackers’ an opportunity to welcome, served and cook for up to 150 people over four hours.
Trainers have been on island for a week now, getting the newest Outbackers ready for the real opening day which is tomorrow, Tuesday August 21st.
The menus on this night were tailored… three different menus featuring signature dishes like that Bloomin’ Onion… Alice springs chicken… Outback Salmon and of course, Outback Steaks.
On Monday morning the VIP Opening event featured remarks from guest of honour, Premier and Finance and Investment Minister Hon Sharlene Robinson; President and CEO Chris Mortimer; Chief Development Officer with Bloomin Brands in the US, Suk Singh and the ribbon will be cut by Mary Mortimer, shareholder and mother of Chris Mortimer with public and private sector partners attending the quaint gathering.
Imminent Worldwide Measles Threat; 25 Million CHILDREN miss First Dose
By Dana Malcolm
December 2, 2022 – Forty million children are at risk of Measles as what the World Health Organization is describing as an “imminent threat” takes shape. A joint report between the WHO and the U.S. Centres for Disease Control revealed that a record number of children missed their measles dose with 25 million children missing their first dose and 14.7 million children missing their second dose in 2021 alone.
Nine million cases of measles were recorded last year, twenty-two countries experienced large and disruptive outbreaks and 128,000 deaths occurred, the report says.
“The paradox of the pandemic is that while vaccines against COVID-19 were developed in record time and deployed in the largest vaccination campaign in history, routine immunization programmes were badly disrupted, and millions of kids missed out on life-saving vaccinations against deadly diseases like measles,” said Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General.
Measles is easily one of the most contagious viruses in the world and while many people think itchy spots when they think of the disease it can cause pneumonia, seizures and brain damage in about 30 percent of infected individuals.
Herd immunity will not work with this disease, say experts, unless 95 per cent of people or more are vaccinated; only 71 per cent of children in 2022 are fully vaccinated.
“Measles anywhere is a threat everywhere” the report said, emphasizing that no WHO region has achieved and sustained measles elimination.
Safe and Responsible Whale Watching Practices
#TurksandCaicos, December 2, 2022 – As the migrating Humpback whales begin to grace our shores once again, the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources would like to appeal to all whale watching enterprises to carefully consider practices employed when enjoying and sharing encounters with these majestic animals.
Typically, the whales are migrating from the colder, nutrition-filled waters of the North Atlantic, to the warm waters of the West Indies. Along the way females will be accompanied by young, recently-calved juveniles, or may calve in warmer waters. Males may be solitary or move in larger groups in search of an appropriate mate.
As such, we are to respect this age-old migratory passage and act as custodians and stewards, ensuring the animals do not incur stress through overcrowding, inappropriately close encounters, racing vessels or an overstayed welcome.
Please adhere to the following etiquette to ensure a safe and sustainable whale-watching season in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
For further information on humpback whales, the Turks and Caicos Islands Whale Project, or responsible whale watching practices, please contact the DECR at 338-4170 or email@example.com .
FIREARM HOLDERS RENEWAL NOTICE
#TurksandCaicos, December 2, 2022 – The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force is notifying ALL Firearm Holders, that renewal of Firearm Licenses for 2023 , commences December 01st 2022, from Monday- Friday between the hours of 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Firearm Holders residing on Providenciales, will have renewals done at the Tactical Office, Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Headquarters , Airport Road, Providenciales.
Firearm Holders residing on Grand Turk, will have renewals done at the Grand Turk Police Station.
North and Middle Caicos, can access renewals at the North Caicos Police Station , while South Caicos renewals will take place at the South Caicos Police Station.
Firearm Holders are also reminded to walk with the following ORIGINAL documents and COPIES of same: the National Health Insurance Plan (NHIP), National Insurance Board (NIB) , Driver’s Licence and Passport .
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