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TCI: Wheeland MP has a message for Constituents in face of COVID-19 crisis

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#Wheeland, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – March 24, 2020 — My Constituents of Wheeland, North West Central and West Caicos, I address you during this critical time in the world as it relates to Covid-19.

To this end, I ask that you pay close attention to all the protocols given by the Ministry of Health in an effort to protect yourself, your family and our country at large. Please remain calm and prepare rather than panic. Take the necessary procedures to reduce the risk of contracting this virus by washing hands and use of hand sanitizer when necessary,  practice your social distancing, continue to prepare your homes and work places.

To date the Turks and Caicos Islands has one confirmed case of the Coronavirus or Covid-19 and my Government is taking steps to keep you and your families safe.

Please pay close attention to you to all media houses for continuous updates. Your safety is our first priority and we will keep a keen eye on the rest of the World as they too deal with this pandemic. Again, we will continue to update you, the public on plans and procedures relating to this virus.

Please review all updates concerning covid-19 visiting the Ministry of Health, Promotion and Advocacy Facebook page and the TCIG website.

May God bless you and continue to Bless the Turks and Caicos Islands and keep us all safe during this time.

Statement by Vaden Williams, Minister of Immigration and Member of Parliament for Wheeland District, Turks and Caicos Islands

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OFFICIAL STATEMENT from Carnival Cruise Line

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#TurksandCaicos, May 26, 2022 – Earlier this morning, Carnival Freedom’s emergency response team quickly activated and extinguished a fire inside the ship’s funnel while the ship was in Grand Turk.All guests and crew are safe, and the ship’s guests were cleared by local authorities to go ashore. We continue to assess the situation. Carnival Freedom left Port Canaveral on Monday on a five-day cruise.

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Governor Nigel Dakin on Carnival Cruise Line Fire

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#TurksandCaicos, May 26, 2022 – Magnetic Media can again Update:  Emergency teams including TCI Regiment members were on standby, ready to act once 911 alerted about the fire on board Carnival Freedom, says Nigel Dakin, TCI Governor.The assistance was, however not required as the crew communicated having the situation under control.The question is now, whether the fire has rendered the vessel inoperable. Will it be healthy enough to continue its itinerary.At this hour the Deputy Governor and the Home Affairs Minister are en route to the Grand Turk Cruise Center. The DDME is accompanying them as well, said the governor.“…we remain poised to help if needed, including responding to any requests that may be made by Carnival in support of passengers,” said Governor Dakin.Carnival Cruise Line has also since issued a statement.

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Carnival Freedom suffers fire damage while at port

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#TurksandCaicos, May 26, 2022 – Magnetic Media can report, information is fluid and changing as we give a update on the incident at the Grand Turk Cruise Port.Cruise passengers sharing photos and videos Stateside have given an up close perspective on this fright at sea, which greets us on this Thursday morning.Guest images show that it is the Carnival Freedom, exhaust stack ablaze in a menacing fire that had passengers scrambling to safety.The Carnival Freedom cruise ship which set sail from Port Canaveral, Florida suffered this disaster onboard; no word on what becomes of the voyage given the damages caught on cell phone cameras.While some information is changing, steady is the report that no one is hurt.Tweeted by ‘Chester 4×4’ the video is now making social media rounds and has been picked up by mainstream media in Florida.Officials had not spoken to the alarming matter up to the time of this post.

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