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Americans are travelling in the millions despite warnings from Fauci and CDC

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#TheCaribbean – November 23, 2020 — Millions of Americans are travelling despite warning from the Centers of Disease Control, not to do so due to the fear of a further surge of Covid-19 infections, and it is regional destinations which are benefitting in bookings.

According to Travel Pulse, Mexico and the Caribbean are getting a healthy share of what was the busiest travel weekend since the pandemic hit in March.

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The Transportation Safety Authority, (TSA) reported three million airline travelers between November 20-22; Sunday charting the highest numbers of airport security screenings at 1,047,934.

Gatherings, using public transportation and just moving around is putting the US at great risk explains, the US top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, who surmised there will be an explosion of positives for the virus.

“What we’re doing now is going to be reflected two, three weeks from now.”

West Bay Club balcony, Turks and Caicos

Though down 23 and 29 percent for Thanksgiving and Christmas respectively, Mexico is leading the region and happy with higher long-stay bookings when compared to 2019.

The Turks and Caicos Islands has for the past two years been chronicling the same story.  In fact, Grace Bay Resorts informs bookings for their properties have been trending higher at Thanksgiving for the past two years.

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“Thanksgiving this year is looking good; better than many previous years.  We find that people are booking in the month for the month and so we have offered more flexible policies and extended stay benefits.  All Grace Bay Resorts have a 24-hour cancelation policy until December 22.  This week is actually sold out at Point Grace and West Bay Club and Grace Bay Club is very close,” said executives in a recent event held to announce Point Grace as Conde Nast Traveler Magazine’s #1 Reader’s Choice Award Winner for 2020.

The top prize for Point Grace was for the northern Atlantic Ocean region.

The Turks and Caicos which sits southeast of The Bahamas have welcomed around 15,000 guests to the country since reopening to tourism on July 22, 2020.

Travel data compiled by Adara explains longer haul trips are off the list for a Covid-wearied public.  Shorter flights and closer destinations are top choices and among them are:  Jamaica, Aruba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Virgin Islands, The Bahamas and Haiti. The surge in travel by air and automobile for Americans coincides – frighteningly for officials – with a surge in coronavirus cases.  The US has a positivity rate of 14 percent says The Washington Post and so far, 12.5 million Americans have been infected with the virus.

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FLOW CUSTOMERS BENEFIT FROM INCREASED SPEEDS

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New upload speeds to improve online gaming, video conferencing & Online Voice Calls

 

PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS AND CAICOS, JUNE 24, 2022 – Flow TCI wishes to remind customers of a broadband speed increase to our existing broadband plans, which took effect on April 25th, 2022. An incremental rate increase for the new higher speed plans has taken effect.

The rates were increased by US$4 for the following plans and the download and upload speeds will increase by the following allotments:

All customers will be migrated from all previous fixed broadband plans to the new broadband Fibre to the Home plans. The new speeds will improve the overall broadband experience for all customers for online gaming, voice over IP calling, video conferencing, and social media usage.

For more information on our new Fibre to the Home plans, visit https://discoverflow.co/turks-and-caicos/broadband-overview for more details.

 

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2022 Hurricane Preparedness Exposition

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“Mission Ready – Pledge to Prepare; Be Smart Take Part”

 

#TurksandCaicos, June 23, 2022 – The Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME) will be hosting its 3rd Hurricane Preparedness Exposition on 1st July 2022 from 10:00 am at the Town Centre Mall, Parking Lot, Downtown, Providenciales.

The Hurricane Preparedness Expo will feature booths from over twenty-five different agencies, partners and public safety officials this year. The event provides critical stakeholders with roles in disaster management an opportunity to interact with the public, demonstrate their services, and guide individuals and businesses on how they can prepare for this hurricane season.

The goal is to ensure residents are ready should a hurricane impact our region by offering a one-stop shop for the general public to gather helpful information and ask their hurricane and storm-related questions.

We ask all residents to come out and participate in this preparedness event. The event is free, fun and educational with tons of giveaways, including the chance to win a Graceway Smart Supermarket Hurricane Supplies Shopping Spree on 1st July 2022.

This venture also encompasses the principles of Public-Private Partnership, as it demonstrates the Disaster Risk Reduction commitment of the private sector in the Turks and Caicos Islands. It also highlight’s the Public Sector Department’s determination to ensure all major entities are involved in its goal of building a resilient country.

The Hurricane Preparedness Expo will be on Friday, 1st July 2022, at the Town Centre Mall, Parking Lot, Downtown, Providenciales, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. We look forward to your participation.

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PDM Slams Gov’t over Airport Shut Down

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By Dana Malcolm

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#TurksandCaicos, June 24, 2022 – The People’s Democratic Movement criticised the government for the recent shutdown at the Providenciales International Airport, maintaining that the strike was a repeat of “past actions that have not been addressed by the government of the day.”

There have been firefighter strikes under both the PDM (August 2019) and PNP (May 2021, June 2022) Administrations.

National Chairman of the PDM Ezra Taylor maintained that the strike was “indicative that their issues are not being addressed sufficiently. He expressed that if the issue was economic they should go to the House of Assembly and resolve it.

“While the government continues to brag about an economic boom in this country the citizens continue to feel economic pressure… compensation to our people is still marginal.”

Describing the firefighters as professionals Deputy Leader Robert Been said, “just like any other department, they deserve proper wages and proper working environments. It appears that the 15% salary increase wasn’t equal across the board. I am sure the firefighters communicated this before making their decision to strike. These kinds of situations can and could have been avoided by proper communication and mutual agreements by parties involved.”

The Turks and Caicos Islands Airport Authority has maintained there was no communication of the strike beforehand. Been said another group, the security officers, might soon be striking as well.  The TCIAA has confirmed this. Been lambasted the Deputy Premier.

“It makes me question the Deputy Premier when he makes statements about us living our best lives in Turks and Caicos.  I’m of the view that he’s just fascinated with the lyrics of the song because nothing has change to approve the lives of our people.” He further called on the government to, “Please take care of your people, please visit your department and find out issues, challenges, and concerns they may have to avoid repeats of today’s event.”

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