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HJ Robinson crowned Interscholastic Basketball League 2021 and 26th Annual Basketball Championship winners

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#TurksandCaicos, December 22, 2021 – After a 19-game season, the top teams HJ Robinson High School and Clement Howell High competed in the Interscholastic Basketball Tournament 2021 playoffs, with HJ Robinson High School securing the Champion title on December 11, 2021.

The playoffs experienced a tremendous audience turnout, with high paced sportsmanship from the players.

Coached by Omardi Morris and Kristien Simons, HJ Robinson won the playoff championship game 63-62 to the Clement Howell High School.  Coach Morris shared “We were notified late about the tournament so we were really out of shape in the beginning and had to pick up our conditioning.  But we actually embraced that adversity and that’s something we preached entirely today and have been preaching throughout our whole season.  We like the adversity, we like the challenge it makes us better. We’re Goliath now, we’re the dogs on top.”

The Most Valuable Player (MVP) moniker was awarded to Davaurii Daniel (22 points, 2 steals, 3 rebounds) from the HJ Robinson High School.  Daniel in the height of excitement shared “It’s just a blessing.  I got a little bit of tears of joy.  After I heard the final buzzer I was so happy.  The one [shot] I hit on the wing of it when I got the ball the defender was in my face and I shot it and it went in.  This is the moment I wanted, this is the moment we came here for so in my head I said we have to win this championship and this is a very improved moment for me”.

Clement Howell’s coach Kevin Harvey (along with Coach Kenneth Grant) shared appreciation for his team’s performance who dominated the first three quarters. Commending his rival coach, Smith said, “I give hats off to Coach Omardi, he did a heck off of a job.  That’s where the game is at it’s on the floor and we leave it there.  It’s anybody’s game for who gets mentally ready and it’s a challenge getting ready for four games.”

Marjorie Basden High managed to secure the third-place position against the Maranatha High School in another close call winning 64-62.  Both teams fought hard with a number of committed players, shaping up for a good future season of upcoming basketball tournaments.

Among the schools who took part in the championships were the Raymond Gardiner High School, Maranatha Academy, Marjorie Basden High School, British West Indies Collegiate, Louise GarlandThomas High School, HJ Robinson High School and Clement Howell High School.

Championship Game 1 & 2 Top Players
Marjorie Basden High School Dashawn Lightbourne – 10 points, 4 steals, 9 rebounds, 1 assist
Leshard Goldman – 10 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals

Kyle Belizaire – 14 points, 11 rebounds,3 steals, 1 block, 1 assist

 

Maranatha High School Roldiudaon Lacossade – 30 points, 1 steal, 11 rebound, 2 blocks, 1 assist

Jude Thernitis – 11 points, 1 rebound, 1assist Trayvaugn Lewis – 9 points, 3 assist, 1 steal, 4 rebounds

 

Clement Howell High School (finalist) Jhon Cesar – 14 points, 2 steals, 3 rebounds, 2 assists

Isais Sevoar – 18 points, 6 rebound, 5 steal, 1 block

Kevens Etienne – 17 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 steals

 

HJ Robinson High School (finalist) Davaurii Daniel – 22 points, 2 steals, 3 rebounds

Clefedkin St. Juste – 10 points, 7 rebound, 2 blocks

Jamari Caley –  9 points, 4 rebounds

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Providenciales International Airport Full Emergency Exercise

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#TurksandCaicos, April 17, 2022 – The Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority wishes to advise the General Public, that there will be a full-scale emergency Aviation Security exercise simulating an incident at the Providenciales International Airport on Tuesday 17th May 2022 at 6:00 pm.

The purpose of this exercise is to prepare the emergency services to carry out their respective roles and function, and to support TCIAA in defining the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders during emergencies, and to establish adequate communication protocols in the unfortunate event of an actual incident at the Providenciales International Airport.

The Turks and Caicos Airports Authority would like to thank the public for its understanding and cooperation. Please be guided accordingly. For more information visit us at www.tciairports.com

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Providenciales International Airport Full Emergency Exercise

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#TurksandCaicos, April 17, 2022 – The Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority wishes to advise the General Public, that there will be a full-scale emergency Aviation Security exercise simulating an incident at the Providenciales International Airport on Tuesday 17th May 2022 at 6:00 pm.

The purpose of this exercise is to prepare the emergency services to carry out their respective roles and function, and to support TCIAA in defining the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders during emergencies, and to establish adequate communication protocols in the unfortunate event of an actual incident at the Providenciales International Airport.

The Turks and Caicos Airports Authority would like to thank the public for its understanding and cooperation. Please be guided accordingly. For more information visit us at www.tciairports.com

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Canadian flight crew busted in DR; but airline wants ‘innocent’ released

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 By Shanieka Smith

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#TheCaribbean, April 17, 2022 – A major drug bust – about 200 packages of presumed cocaine weighing about 200 kilograms were seized at the Punta Cana International Airport in the Dominican Republic on an aircraft that was set to fly from Punta Cana to Toronto. The National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD) in the Dominican Republic said authorities allegedly found eight black packages each containing 25 packages.

As a result, a Canadian Airline crew from Canadian charter carrier Pivot Airlines, along with some passengers have been detained. The eleven detainees, nine of which are Canadians, one person from India and another from the Dominican Republic are being questioned to determine who and how each person may have been involved. Six are aircrew members, including two pilots, and five are passengers.

Pivot Airlines shared that the five crew members “discovered, reported and suspected that there was contraband in a maintenance compartment of the plane.”

In a letter to the Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly, the CEO of Pivot Airlines, Eric Edmonson wrote that “for more than 24 days, our crew has been subject to threats against their lives, inhumane treatment, and arbitrary detention, for dutifully reporting a crime and averting a potential aviation disaster. We are deeply concerned for their safety and are pleading with you to intervene so they may return home to their families,” Edmonson said.

The company said they are “working diligently to secure the release of our crew.” In the meantime, a series of investigations is ongoing and the detainees, though they have been bailed, will have to stay in the Dominican Republic until the matter is resolved.

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