Grand Turk, August 3, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – Another few weeks and more of the work to refurbish the JAGS McCartney International Airport in Grand Turk will begin, said Hon Sharlene Robinson, who is also minister with responsibility for ports.
“This reopening ceremony marks the end of this era and my Government is thrilled to be a part of this moment. We know that this was a sore point for those visiting and residing in Grand Turk and we are so happy with the end product which was certainly worth the wait.”
A delightful re-opening service, held on Tuesday July 30, 2019 attracted country dignitaries and residents of Grand Turk to the site which suffered a severe pounding first in Hurricane Irma of September 7, 2019 and then Hurricane Maria, two weeks later.
“As Minister with responsibility, I know that over the life of this airport contract, we endured further challenges and I pause to thank TCIAA CEO Mr John Smith, the board and his team for the steady hand of leadership, that I knew and felt many times got weary during the process. I celebrate today with them and then of course with the people of Grand Turk and users/visitors to the island who had to endure the inconvenience of using only a portion of the airport and the exterior to access travel service.”
Premier Robinson addressed the long-standing issue of displaced fire fighters; who had been in a makeshift home due to damages wrought in 2008’s Hurricane Ike.
“My Government looks forward to completing the full redevelopment of this facility, the exterior works and the rebuilding of the Fire Hall which will commence in a few short weeks. I know that the fire fighters who have been displaced since hurricane Ike, are indeed excited by this news.”
Ms. Camilla Lightbourne joins Experience Turks and Caicos team
Ms. Camilla Lightbourne
#TurksandCaicos, February 22, 2024 – Experience Turks and Caicos is pleased to welcome Ms. Camilla Lightbourne to the post of Executive Assistant to the CEO effective February 06th, 2024.
Ms. Lightbourne is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree a DeVry University in Florida and previously worked as an Import Logistics Associate at Graceway Trading Ltd. Where she supported department goals and initiatives through the generation of reports and a Business Account Executive at Digicel where she managed daily and monthly reports and helped resolve customer issues.
In welcoming Ms. Lightbourne to the team, Ms. Racquel Brown, Change Manager and Interim CEO of Experience Turks and Caicos said Ms. Lightbourne’s appointment underscores the growth of the organisation.
“Experience Turks and Caicos is growing as an organisation to meet its mission and goal. The Executive Assistant to the CEO is critical to support the CEO Office for the effective and efficient day-to-day administration to assist the CEO manage the scheduling and timely completion of Strategic Projects and Programmes. I look forward to working with Ms. Lightbourne as the Change Manager/Interim CEO of Experience Turks and Caicos in this regard,” she said.
Ms. Lightbourne said she is pleased to be part of the Experience Turks and Caicos team.
“I am elated to join such a dynamic organisation and working with the CEO’s office where I will have an opportunity to implement many of the project management and organisational skills I have learned over the years. I am looking forward to making my mark on the future development of our country’s tourism product,” she said.
Town Hall De-briefing
#TurksandCaicos, February 21, 2024 – Acting Commissioner of Police Christopher Eyre held a meeting with Her Excellency the Governor Dileeni Daniel-Selvaratnam and Member of Parliament for Grand Turk North, the Hon. Otis Morris, today (February 21st) at Police Headquarters, Airport Road, Providenciales.
The debriefing was to discuss concerns raised by residents during last evening’s Anti-Crime Town Hall meeting at the H.J Robinson High School, Grand Turk.
Commissioner Eyre said: “I acknowledge the challenges raised and wish to assure you that the Executive of the RTCIPF remains steadfast in ensuring the TCI is safe. We listened to your concerns, and I assure you that rebuilding trust and strengthening community-policing relations are top priorities.
“The RTCIPF has taken a holistic approach in the fight against crime. Increased visibility, greater stakeholder collaborations and ongoing dialogue forums to appraise you will occur. We are accountable to you.”
Header: Town Hall Meeting Head Table (l-r) Superintendent of Prisons Michael Woodbine, HE the Governor Dileeni Daniel-Selvaratnam, Deputy Commissioner Rodney Adams, Superintendent Dean Holden, ag Commissioner of Police Christopher Eyre.
1st insert: HE the Governor Dileeni Daniel-Selvaratnam, MP Grand Turk North Hon Otis Morris and ag Commissioner of Police Christopher Eyre during this afternoon’s debriefing at Police Headquarters.
2nd insert: Grand Turk resident Derek Been addresses the head table during the Question and Answer segment
Two Charged With Firearm Offences
#TurksandCaicos, February 21, 2024 – JERREAL MISSICK, 22, of Over Back, Grand Turk and SHAQUAZE FORBES, 21, also from Over Back, are expected to appear before a Magistrate charged with the following offences.
1) Gang Membership;
2) Possession of a Firearm;
3) Possession of Ammunition and
4) Discharging Firearm
Both Mr. Missick and Mr. Forbes were charged under the Anti-Gang Ordinance (2022) following an investigation into the discharging of a firearm incident that occurred on February 13th 2024, in Over Back.
The charges came after police officers consulted with the Office of the Director of Public
Head of Crime, Safeguarding, and Public Protection Superintendent Dean Holden said: “This is another example of the Police Force’s relentless pursuit of those suspected to be involved in gang-related crime, specifically the criminal use of illegal firearms. This latest charge also demonstrates our continued use of the Anti-Gang legislation to target individuals who cause harm to our communities”.
The RTCIPF is asking the public to notify the closest police station, contact 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231-1842,Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477, and anonymously give any information on illegal activity.
Additionally, persons are encouraged to download the CrimeStoppers P3 app from the Google Play store or Apple Apps and share information anonymously.
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