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TCI  Jr. Humanitarian, to host Youth Empowerment and Mentorship Conference

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#TurksandCaicos, March 31, 2022 – In partnership with the East Bay Resort, South Caicos and the Departments of Youth Affairs and Culture, Turks and Caicos Islands Jr. Humanitarian 2022 Mr. Arean Louis will hosts the first ever AOL Youth Empowerment and Mentorship Conference 2022. Mr. Louis, a native of South Caicos, has planned to provide the youth of South Caicos with valuable knowledge from a host of professionals from all aspects of public and private sectors.

Host, Mr. Arean Louis shared that “The main focus of this conference is to encourage youth development through exposure and to teach the benefits and importance of dream building, personal responsibility, positive self-image, responsible conduct, respect for themselves and others, educational achievement and cultural enrichment.”

To achieve these golds, the committee members have a plethora of workshop and mentors that are ready and fired up to meet the youth throughout the community of South Caicos and to begin the process of empowering future minds. This will include, but not limited to, Etiquette Training with Lady Delthia Misick, Cultural Enrichment with the Department of Culture, Youth Empowerment with Mrs. Jasmine Thomas, STEM Workshop with Mr. Lekensay Missick founder of the Math Lab, Pretty Careers, Grooming and Mastering a Skill in the beauty industry with Ms. Nakia Wilson, Being a Humanitarian with Mr. Stan Hartling CEO of the Shore Club and Level Up! with Ms. Karen Whitt.

Owner of East Bay Resort, South Caicos Mr. Micheal Tibbetts shared that “East Bay Resort is delighted to be the host sponsor for the AOL Youth Conference 2022. By hosting the conference, we hope to provide a welcoming space for the teens to share ideas, learn new skills and develop leadership qualities. Investing in our local youth today will generate a better skilled workforce for the future and inspire the next generation of leaders.”

Director of Cultural, Ms. Ludwina Fulford shared that “It brings us great joy to partner with Mr. Arean Louis for this very powerful initiative. Whenever we have an opportunity to partner with different stakeholders within the community, particularly when it comes to providing positive activities for our youth to be engaged in, we count it a privilege. We must see our youth as our future leaders, our policy engineers and technocrats who will become trailblazers, and open new pathways for improving the quality of life for future generations. I wish to commend Mr. Louis and his team for the great work that they do and wish him every success in this and other projects that he undertakes.

In addition, the Director of Youth Affairs shared that “The Department of Youth Affairs is elated to be partnering with Mr. Arean Louis our former Youth Ambassador and his team. It is imperative that we give our youth the necessary tools to succeed in life. Empowering young people means to create and support enabling conditions that not only feed their drive and creativity but give them knowledge that guides them to act on their own behalf. Mr. Louis is a glaring example of empowering youth in our nation. He is showing young people what it means to advocate and empower our future generations.

The event is scheduled to take place on April 11th – 16th, at the Luxurious East Bay Resort, in South Caicos.

 

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Two Deaths on Monday July 8, Police report on Sudden Death and Unresponsive Male

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#TurksandCaicos, July 19, 2024 – Officers of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force are actively investigating separate sudden deaths that occurred in South Caicos and Providenciales.

On Monday, July 8th, 2024, shortly after 10 a.m., the Police Control Room received a call reporting that a male employee had fallen from the fourth floor of a Resort in South Caicos.

Officers and medical personnel were dispatched, and upon arrival at the resort, officers were told that the employee was fixing an air-conditioning unit when he fell off a ladder.  The male was transported to the South Caicos Clinic for treatment but was pronounced dead at 11:47 AM.

The deceased has been identified as a 47-year-old Indian national, whose name is being withheld at this time, pending the next of kin being informed.

The second incident occurred shortly after noon in Providenciales.

Officers of the RT&CIPF responded to a report made at a Resort located along Lower Bight Providenciales. Upon arrival at the scene, officers observed a male lying on his back on the beach, surrounded by a group of people performing chest compressions. The victim had been removed from the water after being discovered floating.

The 52-year-old victim was rushed to the Cheshire Hall Medical Center via ambulance but sadly passed away.

The RT&CIPF extends condolences to the family and friends of the deceased men

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TCI Cabinet agrees to subsidise South Caicos international flights in May 29th meeting

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#TurksandCaicos, July 19, 2024 – Her Excellency the Acting Governor Anya Williams chaired the 16th meeting of the Cabinet on Wednesday May 29th, 2024, at the Office of the Premier on the island of Providenciales.

All members of Cabinet were present with the exception of Governor H.E. Dileeni Daniel-Selvaratnam.

At this meeting Cabinet:

  1. Approved the Statutory Bodies 4th Quarter Special Purpose Financial Report for FY 2023-2024.
  2. Approved the 4th Quarter Financial Report for the Turks and Caicos Islands Government and agreed for the report to be published on the government’s website.
  3. Granted approval under Refurbishment Policy for a duty concession on the importation of construction, materials, furniture, fixtures, and fittings for the Palms Resort.
  4. Granted approval of the request from the Ministry of Public Safety to access the Contingency Fund to support immediately required security arrangements.
  5. Did not support the request for the waiver of Import Customs Duty.
  6. Granted approval for the disposal of 73,000 cubic yards/meters of silt that will be dredged from the seabed during the South Dock Redevelopment Project.
  7. Granted approval for amendments to the Electricity Ordinance and approved Draft Control of Capital Investment Policy which would allow for advance approval of any significant capital expenditures by a public supplier.
  8. Granted approval for the reappointment of the following persons to the Electricity Board for a period of one (1) year commencing May 21, 2024: John Ariza-Chairman, Master Electrical, Richard Harvey-Member, Electrical Contractors, Menelik Astwood-Member TCICC, James Fulford-Member Electrical Contractors, Director of Planning-Dainer Lightbourne-ex-officio, Energy and Utilities Commission-Delano Arthur-ex-officio and Permanent Secretary (MPSU) Mrs. Bridgette Newman ex-officio, and Shanetta Thompson appointed as Secretary for a period of 2 years.
  9. Granted approval for a long-term lease over Parcels 10506/29 South Suburbs, Grand Turk for the development of a cruise stop over resort type facility.
  10. Noted the findings of the Registrar and approved an interim settlement to be paid in respect of Interim Certificate of Taxation re: CL 42/21 Thanbyrase Srikanth et al v Director of Immigration et al-Cost Certificate)
  11. Granted approval of the Draft District Administration Bill 2024 and noted the stakeholder consultation plan that was scheduled to be conducted throughout the islands.
  12. Noted the previous approval for the budget reallocation within the DMMO Experience Turks and Caicos to fund the minimum revenue guarantee (MRG) in respect to international airlift to the island of South Caicos

Further information on these matters will be provided by Ministers in due course.

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Proposed Amendments for Business Licensing in TCI heard at June 4 Cabinet Meeting  

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#TurksandCaicos, July 19, 2024 – Her Excellency the Acting Governor Anya Williams chaired the 17th meeting of the Cabinet on Tuesday June 4th, 2024, at the Office of the Premier on the island of Providenciales.

All members of Cabinet were present with the exception of Governor H.E. Dileeni Daniel-Selvaratnam, Attorney General Hon. Rhondalee Knowles and the Ministers of Home Affairs and Public Safety and Utilities.  Ms. Yaa McCartney attended in the capacity of Acting Attorney General.

At this meeting Cabinet:

  1. Received a presentation from the Ministry of Finance on the proposed amendments to Business Licensing which was being put forward as a result of the consultations that had taken place and agreed next steps.

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