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TCI: Jameka Williams wins PNP nod for Appointment to HOA

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#TurksandCaicos, March 3, 2021 – The fourth and final person for the list of appointees to the House of Assembly was on Monday night decided by the governing Progressive National Party and after multiple rounds of a fight party members called, “truly democratic” it is Jameka Williams who gets the nod and ascends to parliament. 

“Congratulations Hon. Jameka Williams. Thank you for your unwavering commitment to our party and for all your hard work leading up to our victory. May you continue being a voice for all and I look forward to serving alongside you in the House of Assembly. May God continue to put out his blessings upon you,” said Hon. Otis Morris, Member for Grand Turk North and Minister of Home Affairs.

Williams adds to three women from the PNP in the House.  The restauranteur is also the party’s Public Relations officer and hails from South Caicos originally.  She needed to secure 54 votes plus one to be declared winner and after several rounds, that majority support was commanded.

“I wish to congratulate Jameka Williams soon to be Hon Jameka Williams on her election as the PNP Government’s appointed member.  The election by the NGC was fair, open and honest.  I am proud of my party, its officers and members for the display of democracy in the three rounds of voting.  I want to thank all the people who voted for me in all three rounds.  I want to wish the new Government’s appointed member all the best in her role as well as the rest of the soon to be sworn in Members in the TCI House of Assembly,” said Jas Walkin, PNP 2021 General Election Campaign Manager.

Jameka Williams led the tally from start to finish with her nearest contender being Jas Walkin, the educator from North Caicos. 

It was reported that over 100 delegates were eligible to participate and that participation at the PNP Headquarters, Progress House, was high.

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PAHO Calls Americas to Increase Aedes aegypti Mosquito Control

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Rashaed Esson

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#PAHO#Dengue#Americas, February 23rd, 2024 – With nearly seven thousand cases of dengue and 102 deaths reported in the Americas as of early February 2024, the Pan American Health Organization is once again calling for stronger measures to control the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the main transmitter of dengue. These numbers indicate a 157 percent increase in cases over the same period in 2023.  In the first five weeks of 2024, Peru, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay reported an increase in cases.

 

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Dark Tourism Efforts in Jamaica – Colonial sites Preservation

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Rashaed Esson

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#DarkTourism#Jamaica,February 23rd, 2024 – British Colonial sites in Jamaica like Georgian plantation houses and slave infrastructure, are being preserved as slavery monuments to boost what authorities are calling the “Dark Tourism” industry. According to reports, Dark Tourism refers to tourists visiting places marked by historical tragedy. For Jamaica, the history of Britain’s 300-year rule will be explained at the preserved sites. Tourism minister Edmund Bartlett says work is being done with the ministry of Culture and the Jamaica National Heritage Trust.

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Bahamas as Caribbean top 2024 Spring Destination

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Rashaed Esson

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#Bahamas#Tourism, February 23rd, 2024 – The Bahamas has been categorized as the most popular Caribbean destination for travel in the upcoming spring season by travel insurance company Squaremouth, in a new report. It was the only Caribbean nation to make the list for the top 10 destinations. The report is derived from travel insurance purchases made through Squaremouth.

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