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Beaches honours top performing employees at Prestige Awards 2022

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#TurksandCaicos, April 1, 2022 – On Thursday, March 24th 2022, Beaches Turks and Caicos recognized well over 100 of its outstanding employees at the 2022 Prestige Awards.

The annual awards celebration honours the resort’s top performing employees and again this year workers were treated to a spectacular evening of dance, music and glamour showcasing the best of the resort’s talented employees.

The award ceremony recognised and rewarded individuals in 14 categories (41 Nominees) who have worked diligently and whose performance has consistently made a positive impact on the quality of services offered at the world’s leading all-inclusive family resort.

General Manager, James McAnally stated; “Our team members are the lifeblood of what we do here at Beaches Turks and Caicos and the Prestige Awards is just one of the many ways we get to show appreciation.”

 “Our team members go above and beyond to provide a five-star luxury service to our guests and stakeholders and we appreciate them for all they do, not just our winners but our nominees and every single member of the Beaches Turks and Caicos family.”

The night’s ultimate winner was Simone Woodfine, superstar bartender who won the coveted Diamond Team Member of the Year Award.

Juniel Olivar of Cost Control department won the Platinum Team Member of the Year Award.

Other big winners included Monalisa Missick, Human Resources Department who won the Heart of the House Award.

Fedeline Julien of the Kids Camp department won the Pace-Setter of the Year Award.

Kid’s Camp celebrity Maxine Salmon won the Sandals Foundation Sentinel of the Year Award for her outstanding contribution to the Sandals Foundation – the philanthropic arm of Sandals and Beaches Resorts.

Ashley Cooper of the gift shop won the Money Maker Award or Highest Revenue Earner Award.

In addition to engraved trophies and certificates, winners took home fantastic prizes vacations, gift cards and generous cash prizes.

The event, which was divided into five award segments, was punctuated with spectacular performances by Team Member Lynn Delancy, Managers Dance Group and the Creative Viva dance troupe.

It was hosted by Julianna Musgrove, Learning & Development Manager alongside Ghislaine Boutoulle, Executive Assistant Manager.

Attendees were treated to a cocktail hour which preceded the event and a celebratory after party.

 

Prestige Award Winners

Team Member Department Type of Award
Eric Soriano Entertainment Mover and Shaker of the Year
Swean Wright-Frazer Spa Legendary Team Member of the Year
Merline Deetjen Housekeeping Circle Of Joy Award of the Year
Bernard Florvil Maintenance Sandals Earth Guardian Team Member of the Year
Maxine Salmon Kids Camp Sandals Foundation Sentinel of the Year Award
Deidra Russell Cost Control Standing Ovation Award
Lucnise Ulysse Photo Shop Money Marker Award of the Year
Fedeline Julien Kids Camp Pace- Setter  of the Year
Jean Pierre Watersports MVP of the Year Award
Rayon Wiggan Front Office All- Rounder   Team Member  of the Year
Simone Woodfine Bar Diamond Team Member of the Year
Juniel Olivar Cost Control Platinum Team Member of the Year
Misland Costume Grounds People’s Choice Award
Monalisa Missick Human Resources Heart of the House Award

 

 

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Washington MISICK challenged, and holds onto Leadership of the PNP

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#TurksandCaicos, February 24, 2024 – Magnetic Media can report that WASHINGTON MISICK has emerged and remains LEADER of the governing Progressive National Party.It has been a contentious battle today at the PNPs National General Congress (NGC) for party leadership with interest coming from: Jas Walkin, the party’s 2021 campaign manager who this week publicly withdrew his bid; Dameko Dean, former Wheeland candidate who had published an article revealing his quest to lead the PNP and E Jay Saunders who today unsuccessfully challenged MISICK for the role.Saunders has tried for leader before and has served as the party’s deputy leader, at the pleasure and selection of Washington Misick since June 2019.The run for party leader was a risky maneuver by Saunders, son of former PNP Party leader and Chief Minister Norman Saunders.Delegates cast votes, giving E Jay Saunders 58 votes and Washington Misick 88. The elder statesman convincingly retaining delegates’ confidence.It is also reported that, based on the PNP Constitution, Saunders needed 70% support from delegates in a preliminary run off.  He was unable to secure that much backing.A constitutional motion to change the selection process of the deputy leader to a delegate vote reportedly failed.It is therefore unclear what the immediate future, politically is for Saunders whose party and government roles are hinged on Washington Misick’s prerogative to have him or someone else in these posts.However Misick is already promoting a strict focus on uniting the party following the NGC meeting held at the Shore Club.

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TCI Community College staff struck and robbed, another chased in car by attackers

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Dana Malcolm

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#TurksandCaicos, February 23, 2024 – Attacks against several of its staff members last week have forced the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College to reassess its security.

“The college is robustly ending in immediate steps to review and reinforce our campus security protocols,” said a February 16 letter to staff seen by Magnetic Media.

The letter puts the date of the incidents as February 15th at one of its Providenciales campuses.

In the first,  a male member of staff was attacked and his car stolen after he left a meeting. When Magnetic Media queried police about the event, they released additional details of the robbery.

We were told around 9:15 pm, Thursday February 15, a 39-year-old male and his colleagues were leaving the TCI Community College Campus, Princess Drive, Providenciales, when a group of men surrounded his vehicle.

The man, noticing that one of the men had stopped at the rear of the vehicle, approached him to investigate and was struck on the head. In the immediate aftermath, the assailants escaped in the victim’s car, leaving the TCICC staff member injured at the scene.

The victim was transported to the Cheshire Hall Medical Center by police officers, and up until news production time, the car had not yet been recovered.

Following this incident, the Community College also revealed that a car chase had taken place.

A female member of staff this time, was chased down by suspected criminals as she left the campus. The employee managed to outdrive the people pursuing her and arrive safely at her destination, but she was described as shaken.

Now both, police officers and campus administration are urging residents to remain vigilant, especially when heading into their cars at night.

Safety tips that can help residents avoid attack, robbery, injury, or worse include:

  • Stay alert when heading to your vehicle; don’t be distracted by your phone; pay attention to your surroundings.
  • if you see anything or anyone suspicious, do not investigate on your own; go back and get a security guard or similar personnel to assist.
  • Have your keys ready in your hands before approaching your car, so you can enter the safety of your vehicle immediately.

The police have not yet arrested anyone for the robbery attack against the employee.

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Royal TCI Police share CAREER DAY Highlights

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#TurksandCaicos, February 23, 2024 – On Thursday, 8th February 2024, between 9 am – and 2 pm, the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force attended a Career Day event at the Enid Capron Primary School, Five Cays, Providenciales.

Under the theme “Be aware, choose a career”, the RTCIPF showcased the many career options available in policing.

Members of the Community Policing Unit, Safeguarding and Public Protection, Anti-Gang and Drugs Unit, Marine Branch, Traffic Enforcement, Air Support Unit and Mechanical Department were present.  Officers answered questions posed by the young, impressionable minds.

Insp Ensa Wilson lectured students on various topics, including: “Good Touch, Bad Touch”, alerting adults to inappropriate situations and the importance of calling 911.

Students were asked questions following the lecture and were given RTCIPF tokens.

Sgt. Kavin Mars, along with PC Fitzlewis McDonald and Kiyon Doughty of the Anti Gang and Drug Unit, freestyled “Don’t Huff, Don’t Puff, Don’t Do That Stuff” and warned students of the dangers –health and legal – of using drugs.

Superintendent (Community Policing and Divisions) Dwight Gardiner commended the school’s initiative and applauded the representation of officers present.

Supt. Gardiner said: “Career Days often highlight the importance of community policing and underscore law enforcement’s vital role in fostering trust, collaboration, and safety within neighbourhoods.

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