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Crackpot Kitchen – The Rebirth Friday 9th July 2021

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#TurksandCaicos, July 14, 2021 – Just like the mighty Phoenix, an island favourite Crackpot Kitchen rises from the ashes. Crackpot Kitchen is back at a new location with a unique dining concept new to TCI. At its new Leeward Highway location, at the Allegro Roundabout next to the Rubis gas station, Chef Nik and the Crackpot Kitchen Team are bringing back all your favourites with a food truck dining concept that lends to “pick-up n go” eating while also providing seating options. Crackpot Kitchen is also now mobile with a food truck that will eventually be extending to other locations.

With this new dining concept comes new menu items that will give diners even more options to enjoy authentic TCI dishes with a hint of the modern genius that is TCI’s Culinary Ambassador – Chef Nik! Menu items like the Curry Beef Pastiletos, Shark Tacos and Krusty Krab Burgers are exclusive dishes that provide an exceptional spin on TCI delicacies and favourites. Chef Nik never disappoints when it comes to finding modern ways to bring all the indigenous TCI dishes we love to a new generation of locals and tourists alike. For those patrons who have been patiently waiting for the return of Crackpot Kitchen, menu staples like Friday’s BBQ Pigtails & Fried Fish and the Satday Brunch are back to fill that unfilled spot in your TCI culinary experience.

A devastating fire, the global pandemic nor the closed borders could stop Chef Nik and his vision. While this new concept was being birthed, Chef Nik focused on his private chef catering services, providing his authentic and distinctive TCI dining experience to hundreds of tourists. As featured in his hundreds of social media posts, mentions and reviews from guests – #WeDifferent – Crackpot Kitchen Catering is a different catering experience. Crackpot Kitchen Catering focuses on providing a total dining experience beginning with fresh ingredients used to create stand-out customizable recipes while providing guests with an awesomely fun ambience. Just follow Chef Nik on Instagram @CrackpotKitchen for a little glimpse of the mouthwatering dishes and Crackpot Kitchen Catering experience. Crackpot’s catering service has become a preferred choice to those looking for the private dining experience with TCI’s Culinary Ambassador – Chef Nik.

When speaking about his vision for the new location, Chek Nik advises that the plan for the new Leeward Highway location is a more mobile dining experience. With all meals served in to-go containers, guests are welcome to stop awhile by grabbing a table, sitting for drinks at the bar or they can also opt to just ‘stop and go’ for meal pickup. The new Crackpot Kitchen has used the changes in the dining model, which came with the COVID-19 pandemic, to create a more efficient concept for dining in TCI which will shortly be incorporating a curbside pickup option as well.

Like the mighty Phoenix, Crackpot Kitchen has used the flames to cultivate a Rebirth as it works to perfect the same winning product that we’ve grown to love, now in a new package. “We are so blessed and overwhelmed with the support that we have gotten from the Turks and Caicos community and the hundreds of visitors who have dined with us over the years. We knew we had to get back to it, as we received hundreds of messages asking when we would be returning” says Chef Nik. “This Rebirth is the culmination of a vision to continue to modernize the TCI dining experience, while remaining rooted in all the things that make our food and hospitality a TCI exclusive”. Chef Nik is excited to welcome everyone back to Crackpot Kitchen where there is always – Great Food. Good People. Cool Vibez.

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13th Annual Wine Cellar Golf & Fishing Tournament (WCGFT) Check Presentation Ceremony – 5th April, 2023

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#TurksandCaicos, April 10, 2024 – We are proud to announce that this year’s proceeds from the 13th WCGFT were presented to 3 youth-oriented organizations: Edward Gartland Youth Centre, TCI Amateur Athletic Association (TCIAAA) and TCI Swimming Federation (TCISF).

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

TCIAAA and TCISF just represented the Turks & Caicos Islands in the CARIFTA Games in Grenada, 2024. We are proud of their achievements and happy that we could help in time.

The Charities were presented cheques totaling $70,000:

Edward Gartland Youth Centre:          $35,000

TCIAAA:                                            $20,000

TCISF:                                                $15,000

This brings the total donated by the WCGFT and its Sponsors to $530,000. We look forward to giving even more next year.

This concludes this year’s 13th WCGFT Event and Cheque Presentation. 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.

Thank you all.

 

CONTACT: Desmond Williams, desmond@winecellar.tc, Wine Cellar Golf & Fishing Tournament

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Provo Water Company Boosts Water Distribution Infrastructure in Providenciales with Key Improvement Initiatives

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PROVIDENCIALES, TCI, APRIL 9, 2024: Provo Water Company (PWC) remains steadfast in its commitment to enhancing the water distribution network in Providenciales by making significant progress on various improvement projects while innovatively addressing short-term distribution challenges.

The company is currently working on two projects to enhance water distribution on Providenciales. The first project will see the installation of a new city water transmission main line from the TCWC Production Plant along June Plum, Gardenia Way, Kakeka Streets, and Garden Loop to the Leeward Highway, extending from the Long Bay Hills Drive junction to the roundabout near Crackpot Kitchen. This pipeline upgrade will provide increased water supply to the network and is expected to be completed by the end of May 2024, enhancing water reliability and ensuring better service for the community.

The second project, which is set to be completed by the end of September 2024, will focus on upgrading the fittings at major water junctions along the Leeward Highway. These improvements to the water supply network’s central artery will increase water flow to the Suzie Turn Reservoir, and enhance water availability and quality for customers located west of Turtle Cove.

These projects not only tackle the current water distribution issues causing nightly restrictions but are also essential components of PWC’s long-term strategy to support the island’s population growth and flourishing tourism industry. In the immediate term, the organization has resourcefully repurposed a newly built water tank located in the Industrial Park area. Originally designated for a future project, the water company has utilized the new tank as an additional source to replenish the Suzie Turn Reservoir, addressing the water supply issues that began in March.

In response to the new development, Managing Director Robert Hall stated, “We are pleased to have found a way to utilize this water tank as a temporary aid in addressing the high-water demand. The activation of this tank reaffirms our commitment to fulfilling the water requirements of our community in response to the growing demands of our customers and stakeholders.”

Situated in the heart of the Industrial Park area, the new tank boasts a capacity of 1.5 million gallons. This tank will work hand in hand with the Suzie Turn Reservoir to meet the water supply needs in the northern and southwestern areas of Providenciales, bridging the gap until ongoing projects deliver a lasting solution.

Once the two current projects have been completed, the new water tank will serve a critical role in a future project and in safeguarding Providenciales with an emergency water supply during crises like hurricanes and other natural disasters.

“This water system investment speaks volumes about our proactive approach to directly addressing water challenges. Through expanding storage capacity and optimizing distribution efficiency, we are well-positioned to deliver reliable, high-quality water services to our customers,” Hall said.

He also added that, amid these efforts, advocating for water conservation practices is crucial. Small actions, such as fixing leaks, using water-efficient fixtures, and practicing mindful water consumption, can play a significant role in safeguarding our valuable water resources.

In addition to these initiatives, the organization will continue to optimize and promote its robust educational campaigns and community engagement programs aimed at raising awareness about water conservation and the importance of sustainable water practices. By empowering individuals with knowledge and tools to make informed choices about water usage, Provo Water Company aims to foster a culture of responsible water stewardship that benefits both the environment and future generations.

“As we move forward, we remain committed to serving our community and look forward to the positive impact that these new initiatives will bring to this island.” Hall concluded.

For additional details about Provo Water Company and its water efficiency and conservation initiatives, visit its website, provowater.com and social media pages at @ProvoWaterCompany for tips and announcements, or contact our customer service team at customerservice@provowater.com.

 

Pic: Provo Water Company’s Managing Director, Robert Hall, and team working to expand water storage capacity to optimize distribution efficiency.

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Saxons Brass Section Thanks CWCO for Continued Commitment

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS (April 9th, 2024) Behind the vibrant costumes and electrifying beats of Junkanoo parades are committed members, mentors, and supporters such as Consolidated Water (Bahamas) Ltd. (CWCO). In a heartfelt acknowledgment of years of generous support, the Saxons Superstars’ brass section, High Voltage Brass, recently visited the water supplier to present a plaque of appreciation.

Jeremy Adderley, speaking on behalf of High Voltage Brass, said, “Without CWCO’s support, we would not have had the brass costumes needed to compete and secure our two-straight victory. Their support also helps us as we plan lessons for our young members to enhance their musicianship skills, not just for Junkanoo but for college and beyond.”

Adderley highlighted that the plaque is a token of High Voltage Brass’ immense gratitude for CWCO helping the Saxons Superstars keep culture alive and for being a steadfast partner in developing future leaders.

He added, “Every year, it is a struggle to make it to Bay Street. Many of our members are eager to participate, despite their circumstances, and every year our group continues to grow. Thanks to CWCO’s generosity, we look forward to continuing to grow and succeed alongside their great team and establishment.”

Henderson Cash, CWCO’s General Manager, said, “Receiving this plaque from the Saxons Superstars is a profound honor for us at CWCO. It symbolizes the strong relationship we’ve built over the years, rooted in mutual respect and a shared commitment to preserving Bahamian heritage.

“Our support for the Saxons Superstars’ brass section is emblematic of our broader mission to invest in our community’s vibrancy and the potential of its young people. We are deeply committed to continuing this support and fostering the traditions that make our culture so unique.”

 

Photo Caption: The Saxons Superstars’ brass section, High Voltage Brass, recently visited Consolidated Water (Bahamas) Ltd. (CWCO) to present a plaque of appreciation.

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