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Wine Cellar expands donations from Golf & Fishing Tournament; $60,000 for TCI youth initiatives

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10th Annual Wine Cellar Golf & Fishing Tournament organisers present cheques

#Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – October 6, 2020 —  We are proud to announce that this year’s proceeds from the 10th Annual Wine Cellar Golf & Fishing Tournament were today presented to three youth-oriented charitable organizations; the Edward Gartland Youth Centre, Turks and Caicos Amateur Athletics Association and Food for Thought TCI. 

Presentation made today by the annual Wine Cellar Golf & Fishing Tournament organisers to three charities involved in TCI youth development

The Edward Gartland Youth Centre is a non-profit organization providing a centre for the youth of Providenciales with activities range from tutoring, to sports and recreation, arts and craft and so much more!

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The TCAAA affords kids the opportunity to participate in international sporting events and Food For Thought TCI have various programs geared towards feeding hungry school kids. 

Donations were awarded as follows:

Turks and Caicos Amateur Athletics Association: $20,000

Edward Gartland Youth Centre: $20,000

Food For Thought TCI: $20,000 (65 laptops) 

Laptops were donated this year to Food For Thought TCI in order to assist government school children learning from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic. These state of the art laptops will make online learning possible. 

Food for Thought was a first time recipient of a donation of 65 laptops to be distributed to government school students who require support during the COVID-19 pandemic; classes have been virtual since March

This brings the total donated by the WCGFT Committee to $341,000. We look forward to giving even more next year and we would like to thank our sponsors and organizers who were key in our efforts to give back to the Youth of the TCI Community.

We look forward with great anticipation to next year’s event.

Wine Cellar Press Release

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Imminent Worldwide Measles Threat; 25 Million CHILDREN miss First Dose

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By Dana Malcolm

Staff Writer

 

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.

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Safe and Responsible Whale Watching Practices

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#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 environment@gov.tc .

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FIREARM HOLDERS RENEWAL NOTICE

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#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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