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1,800 Stimulus Cheques Ready for Pick Up says TCI Finance

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#TurksandCaicos, March 3, 2022 – A 43 page document is now in wide circulation as the Ministry of Finance is gearing up to begin handing out nearly 1,800 cheques in a first round of Inflation Stimulus Payments on Wednesday, March 2.

This first batch of residents approved for the $500 cash were confirmed by February 14;  a media release gives the schedule which staggers the payouts – a different approach compared to the first stimulus of 2021.

Those who received approvals by February 21st, will get payment on March 4 and those approved for the stimulus by February 28th, will get payment on March 11.

Cheques, said the Ministry, will be valid for six months.  In order to collect your cheque, if you were approved, you will need a government issued, photo identification.

If you need to check if you were approved you can find that list of checks that are ready for collection on the Turks and Caicos Islands Government Facebook page.

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Morgan Heritage Member dies

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Rashaed Esson

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#MorganHeritage#PeterMorgan, February 26th, 2024 – Peter Morgan, member of the Grammy Winning Jamaican Reggae Band Morgan Heritage, died on Sunday February 25th at the age of 46. His family made the announcement on Instagram, however the cause of his death was not mentioned. Morgan Heritage, an all family group, children to Jamaican reggae artist Denroy Morgan, was known for hits like “She’s Still loving me.”

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Jamaica Local Govt Elections held

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Rashaed Esson

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#Jamaica#LocalGovElections, February 26th, 2024 – Jamaica’s long awaited local government elections were held today February 26th, after being postponed on several occasions since November of 2020. Reports indicate that just over two million Jamaicans are eligible to vote and that the electoral system was well prepared with a total of 6,726 polling stations in 2,148 locations across the island, open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Voters selected from 496 nominated candidates across the island. The date for results is yet to be announced

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Ariel Henry to Finalize Agreement with Kenya for Multinational Force – Could Bring Political Tensions.

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Rashaed Esson

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#Haiti#Kenya#ArielHenry, February 26th, 2024 – Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry is flying to Nairobi Kenya on Tuesday February 27th, to finalize the paperwork with Kenyan authorities for the deployment of the multinational force. However, the legitimacy of anything he agrees to or signs is already being questioned because Haiti currently has no parliament and Henry should have demitted office since February 7.  

 

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