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Flow raises the bar as Major Broadcast Partner & Sponsor of InterHigh Nationals 2020

#Providenciales, Turks & Caicos – March 4, 2020 – The 2020 Inter High School National Track & Field Championships was launched at a press conference on Friday, February 28, at the Office of the Director of Sports to commence the most anticipated week in sports in the Turks and Caicos.

Full service communications provider, Flow TCI, reclaims the title of official broadcast partner and exclusive telecommunications sponsor for Nationals 20’, providing fans across the Turks and Caicos with over six hours of live coverage daily via RTC89FM & Sportswatch, Flow TV and Facebook Live.

Marketing Communications Executive, Flow TCI, Darron Hilaire stated: “Sports is an avenue towards a more positive future outcome for our young people and to this end we are happy to partner with Department of Sports and Radio Turks and Caicos for the most anticipated national sporting event of the year and also to bring the games to our viewers and customers in a new and exciting way.”

In addition to doubling the sponsorship for this year’s event, all sixteen (16) participating schools have a shot at winning an additional $5000 for their school when you simply top up $20 or more and vote using your school short code by texting 2020.

In an effort to foster a culture of supporting our schools and alma maters whilst also encouraging positive engagement and competition amongst our students, we invite Flow customers and past and present alumni to help their favourite schools to win $5000 for their school of choice. This is a massive opportunity to support the schools that have shaped some of our nation’s best and brightest and has served our communities and young people for years,” remarked Acting Country Manager, Flow TCI, Joanne Missick.

Coverage will feature live commentary from the RTC Sportswatch team, Amin McCartney, Kalsey Brooks, Donovan Fulford and Sharon Simons, via live audio streaming on RTC89FM & live streaming on Flow TV Channel 104 of the Opening Ceremony of Saturday, March 7th, track and field events, for the three day period, and closing ceremony and announcement of the $5000 Grand Prize Winner on Monday, March 9th.

Jarrett Forbes, Director of Sports, shared in light of this partnership, “Worldwide, sports is being seen as a great tool for social development and peace. With the extended coverage of this event thanks to our partners at Flow and the college scouts that will be attending this year’s event, athletes have an opportunity to gain a wider exposure, win a major donation for their school and possibly secure a scholarship at a top division school.”

All Flow Prepaid customers are eligible to vote and all school codes are available at https://discoverflow.co/turks-and-caicos/. Voting ends midday on Mar 9th.

Magnetic Media is a Telly Award winning multi-media company specializing in creating compelling and socially uplifting TV and Radio broadcast programming as a means for advertising and public relations exposure for its clients.

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TCI Police Confirm Passenger Death after Emergency Landing at PLS

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#TurksandCaicos, March 4, 2024 – On Wednesday (February 28) evening, TCI Police report that they were summoned to the Providenciales International Airport for an emergency landing around 6:12pm.

A female passenger who fell ill during a flight while on route to Charlotte, North Carolina from the Dominican Republic was taken from that plane and transported to the Cheshire Hall Medical Center where sadly, she died.

The 41-year-old woman had been escorted to the hospital by police units; we are told that CPR was performed on the passenger.

Police in that statement on Wednesday informed, s a post mortem will determine the cause of death.

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Police hear major concerns from GT residents

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Dana Malcolm

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#TurksandCaicos, March 4, 2024 – Given the opportunity to liaison with the top brass of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, residents came prepared with the concerns that have been plaguing them for years, from detective work to 911 issues.

”Y’all didn’t say anything new, we keep hearing the same thing and we keep getting the same result,” was the complaint from the very first resident who spoke; but her biggest concern was the force’s detective work.

The resident said she was not averse to sharing information with the police, far from it.

“Someone sent me a video where a young man was sitting on a bed putting two bullets in a gun— and he called two names, he said one bullet for one of these people.”

After sending the video to the police the woman says, incredulously, the police asked her to find the room where the young man was so they could go and collect the gun. Her frustration was:  “It seems like the police put more of the burden on the community to provide them with information instead of going out there.”

In response to the concern, Dean Holden, Superintendent of Crime expressed that the police had had success recently, and over time because of community intelligence and would do better at working to communicate that success so residents were assured that they were making a difference.

A concern raised by another resident was the disconnect between 911 operators and Grand Turk residents.

“Once you call 911 operators they don’t know addresses in Grand Turk. I called the 911 operator, this was right by the police station, she didn’t even know where I was,” explained a resident sharing details of a car accident weeks prior.

The complaint has been an enduring one. Magnetic Media has received similar complaints regarding other serious incidents like fires and murders.

Oswald Skippings, Former Chief Minister demanded a more proactive approach to crime fighting with which Dileeni Daniel Selvaratnam, TCI Governor agreed. He didn’t just put the blame on the police, drawing the Governor and parents into the limelight outlining that they too had a part to play in the prevention of crime.

“There is a need for the government to reach down to unemployed residents, especially the youth and it’s easy because we have a small native population. We need to go under the trees, by the bars wherever these people associate and reach out to them.”

On the panel listening to the concerns were Micheal Woodbine, Superintendent of Prison; Dean Holden, Superintendent of Crime and SPPU; Rodney Adams, Deputy Commissioner; Chris Eyre, Acting Commissioner; and Dileeni Daniel Selvaratnam, TCI Governor.

The meeting was called after the public slaying of a young man in Grand Turk on February 8, 2024.

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Not Enough Police in Grand Turk; Residents are vocal in Anti-Crime Town Hall Meeting 

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Dana Malcolm 

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#TurksandCaicos, March 4, 2024 – Residents of Grand Turk, while appreciative of the recent police Anti-Crime Town Hall meeting on February 21, say they’re concerned about the number of officers being deployed to the nation’s Capital.

One resident who spoke to the police officers during the event brought statistics.

”I want to speak to what I see happening in Grand Turk. In the ongoing capacity carrying study. It has been noted that the population in Grand Turk is around 72 to 7300 – that works out to about 927 persons per square mile.”

The resident maintained that 927 persons per square mile on an island like Grand Turk was in the police’s favor and much could be done for crime fighting using both humans and technology. Citing the millions of visitors that visit the island’s shores each year, residents lamented that there was no police enforcement to go along with that.

”There’s very little to mitigate the industry that’s keeping this island afloat,” the resident continued, demanding more attention for the capital.

”We live here, we see the change, probably the parliamentarians don’t see it but we see it and we expect that as citizens to have more than three police officers working the night shift.”

Other residents were in agreement, expressing frustration at the blind eye that they say is often turned to the capital.

“Why did it have to get to this point, that there had to be a shooting basically at the high school in order for people to [realize] that 20 or 15 or 28 officers just doesn’t cut it,” said one longtime resident

He complained that nine years ago, having moved to Grand Turk there were over 40 officers but with the increase in killings in Providenciales officers were stripped from Grand Turk. Now residents say they want them back.

Earlier, during the meeting police had promised that the increased presence in Grand Turk would not be temporary and they were exploring ways to increase the Force complement.

Hosting the meeting were executives of the Royal TCI Police including new Acting Commissioner Christopher Eyre; Dean Holden, Superintendent and Rodney Adams, Deputy Commissioner.  Attending were Her Excellency, the Governor Dileeni Daniel-Selvaratnam and Otis Morris, Minister of Home Affairs and the Member of Parliament for Grand Turk North, the  Hon. Otis Morris.

The meeting was held at H.J. Robinson High school.

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