K#Providenciales, February 12, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – Following on from the appointment of former Vice Principal Rodney Cox to the post of Principal of the Marjorie Basden High School, the Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Service is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Kishma Mills-Lamour to the post of Vice Principal of the MBHS.
Mrs. Mills-Lamour is herself a graduate of the Marjorie Basden High School and holds a Certificate in Hospitality Studies from the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College (1995).
After teaching and gaining experience in a Government Primary School in 1996, with encouragement from mentors, she followed the call to pursue teaching and went on to obtain a Diploma in Secondary Education, Home Economics from Shortwood Teachers’ College in Jamaica in 2001 and upon completion joined the Raymond Gardiner High School where she served for a total of 10 years as a Home Economics Teacher and later as the Head of the Technical Vocational Department.
In 2012 she took up employment at her Alma matter the Marjorie Basden High School, teaching in all aspects of her discipline and in 2013 went to receive a Bachelor of Education in Secondary Teacher Education in Human Ecology from the University of the West Indies through Shortwood Teachers’ College in Kingston, Jamaica (2013).
Commenting on her appointment Mrs. Mills-Lamour said; “I am indeed honoured and privileged to be given the opportunity as Vice Principal of this noble institution to work with other brilliant minds in the industry to make a meaningful impact on our education sector. It has been a great experience working with this organization over the past years and the experience gained has really helped me to evolve professionally and personally. I wish to express my immense happiness and gratitude to the Ministry of Education that deemed me be capable of fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of this role and will strive to continue with the utmost pride and dignity as we quicken to Improve the Standards in Education.”
Deputy Governor and Head of the Public Service Anya Williams in congratulating Mrs. Mills-Lamour said; “We extend our sincerest congratulations to Kishma on her successful appointment. She has dedicated invaluable service to our education sector over the past two decades and certainly deserves this promotion in a sector and school that she is most passionate about. We will her well in her new role, which has had the experience of acting in for some time and know that she will continue to do well.”
Hospital restores visitation in Provo, Security threat neutralised
#TurksandCaicos, September 29, 2023 – After a reported encounter with a patient and a weapon on Wednesday, the TCI Hospital had beefed up security and suspended visitation, but on Thursday afternoon, that 24-hour imposition was lifted.
“The Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital would like to inform the public that the heightened security alert, previously imposed due to a reported incident involving a patient and a suspected weapon, has been lowered based on the advice of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force. We are pleased to inform you that visitation to the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre has now resumed. We understand the temporary suspension of visitation may have caused an inconvenience, and we sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding during this period,” the CHMC said in a statement.
The threat on Wednesday had resulted in armed officers at the facility, which caused concern for some residents.
The Hospitals say a heightened security alert had to be implemented at the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre in Providenciales following a reported incident involving a patient and a suspected weapon.
The hospital did not provide further details into the incident.
The Police were immediately summoned to the scene and launched ‘a thorough investigation into the matter’ according to the initial press release.
Magnetic Media had received a video of heavily armed security personnel pacing through waiting rooms in the health facility.
The hospital said: “We have immediately deployed additional security personnel to reinforce our on-site security measures. They are well-trained and equipped to handle any potential threats swiftly and effectively.”
In the end, with the threat neutralized, the Hospitals resumed regular functioning at the Providenciales centre.
“The safety and well-being of our staff, patients, and visitors remain our top priority. Accordingly, we have taken all necessary measures to ensure their protection throughout this situation.
Our security personnel and members of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force worked diligently during this investigation, and we extend our gratitude for their efforts.”
Misconduct for Medical Professionals laid out by TCIG in new amendment
#TurksandCaicos, September 29, 2023 – A suite of actions that constitute misconduct for medical professionals in the Turks and Caicos has been laid out by the Government, along with a process outlined for recourse for residents who think they have been wronged via proposed amendments to the Health Professions Ordinance.
Section VIII of the ordinance which dealt with disciplinary actions has been repealed and replaced; included in that replacement is a list of 12 actions that will land medical professionals in hot water.
Drinking on the job, abandoning patients, faking certificates for vaccines and even sharing profits are actions that TCIG is warning against. The full list outlines the misconduct of a health professional as:
- If he personally abuses or misuses alcohol or other substances such that it affects or impairs the performance of his duties, or during the performance of his duties;
- If he abuses or misuses his position as a health professional;
- If he conducts himself in an indecent or violent behavior;
- For misconduct in research endeavors;
- If he willfully betrays a professional confidence;
- If he abandons a patient in danger without sufficient cause, and without giving him an opportunity to retain the services of another health professional;
- Knowingly gives a false certificate respecting birth, death, notice of disease, state of health, vaccination or disinfection or respecting any matter relating to life, health, or accident insurance;
- Divides with another person, who is not a partner, any fees or profits resulting from consultations or surgical operations, without the patient’s knowledge and consent;
- Impersonates another health professional;
- Employs in connection with his professional practice an assistant who is not registered or licensed under this Ordinance, or permits a person who is not registered or licensed under this Ordinance to attend or treat patients
- Directly or indirectly holds himself out to the public as a specialist or as being specially qualified in any particular branch of medicine and who has not taken a special course in such branch and received a certificate of specialty therein which is recognized by a council;
- Does or fails to do any act or thing, the doing of which or the failure to do which a council considers to be unprofessional or discreditable
If a resident alleges malpractice or makes a complaint against a medical health professional, the proposed amendments now require that person to provide in writing an affidavit detailing the alleged offense and his reasons for believing it true.
The authorities then have to decide whether the complaint is genuine and then proceed to censure, reprimand the health professional, suspend their license, or strike them from the register of licensed registered health professionals via hearing.
Youth Organizations get Big Prizes at inaugural National Youth Awards
#TurksandCaicos, September 29, 2023 – When the National Youth Awards were held on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, a number of organizations that have long been making outstanding contributions to youth development were bestowed with first-time national awards; the Turks and Caicos Islands Government honouring their contributions to the country.
The awards were presented during the first annual National Youth Awards on September 27th as the country celebrated Youth Week.
The Saint Monica’s Christian Youth Movement was highlighted for being Outstanding In Community Spirit And Building Relationships.
The Rotaract Club was awarded for being Outstanding In Community Projects.
The Edward C. Gartland Youth Centre for being Outstanding In Community Impact Through Volunteer Services.
Finally, the Pine Cay Project was recognized for its Outstanding Corporate Contributions.
The organizations were awarded along with a group of young people who have recorded significant achievements across education, entrepreneurship, sports, and more.
The National Youth Awards were held at the ballroom of Beaches Turks and Caicos.
FIND US ON FACEBOOK
News6 days ago
Police say DNA confirmed identity of headless body
News6 days ago
Carnival cruise port is open to others Cruise ships — Management
Caribbean News6 days ago
Smart City Project a Testament to Innovation, Progressive – Dr. Morris Dixon
Finance6 days ago
UK holds steady on interest rates
News6 days ago
Grand Turk drops in Rank for Cruising, Port profits down; Still Optimism High after major meeting with Carnival
News6 days ago
Environmental Health Officers participate in Legionella Training
News4 days ago
SIPT Trial Verdicts; TWO GUILTY, Two Not Guilty with Hall and Green taken into Custody
News6 days ago
Suriname President calls for Swift Action to fend off Climate Change at UN