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Marie Prospere Prospers well with BTC Growth for 27 Years…



#Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, October 29, 2022 – A veteran in the hospitality industry and at the Beaches Turks & Caicos, Marie Noguesse Prospere continues to grow with the resort she has come to value, and firmly believes it is the biggest game-changer in the tourism industry for the Turks & Caicos islands.

A stable leader in the resort’s rooms division, Prospere believes that although her earlier years saw her train in administration, culinary arts and as a medical assistant, she is confident she landed her dream career when she joined the Beaches family in 1995.

“Although my first experience in the area of housekeeping was prior to Beaches when someone entrusted me with the opportunity to care for their living area, Beaches is really where I have honed my craft and cemented myself in the profession,” she shared.

A leader who remains steadfast in her quest to provide the best service not only to visiting resort guests but also to her fellow team members, Prospere is mindful of her responsibility to always give more than what is expected. “Being given that early opportunity has influenced my mindset through the years whenever I have to help in training those I supervise. Beaches has seen to my growth and development and I believe in giving everyone around me an opportunity.  I have been a room’s division supervisor at Beaches for more than 10 years now and though I remain firm, fair and friendly, I am always ready to help to groom those who show the interest to grow within the industry,” Prospere shared.

Having received her initial formal housekeeping training in Haiti, Marie migrated with her husband, a pastor, and their children to Providenciales back in 1987 and became a naturalized Islander.

“Since being a part of the Beaches team, I have been exposed to extensive on the job training but also training in Supervisory Management, Customer Service, Basic First Aid, and I secured my Train-the-Trainer Certification that has enhanced my leadership abilities, allowing me to impart my knowledge and years of experience to those around me.  My biggest drive each day is to motivate my team and let them know that their contribution is integral to the success of the entire Beaches team. I firmly believe that it often takes an understanding leader to drive the success of a team and that is who I try to be each day in my area of the rooms division,” Prospere continued.

Housekeeping Manager, Delretha Allen was quick to share her praises, remarking that, “Marie is a stellar leader and motivator who remains humble and committed to all tasks. She is someone who leads by example and is never shy in taking responsibilities or assisting in the grooming and development of those around her. Beaches Turks and Caicos is better off in having Marie as one of the most dedicated leaders who has remained pivotal to the growth and development of the housekeeping team.”

During the resort’s recently concluded Housekeeping Week celebrations, General Manager, James McAnally praised Marie for her commitment and dedication not only to her profession, but also to Beaches Turks and Caicos.  McAnally stated, “Marie is an amicable and dedicated leader who has unreservedly given herculean effort to the housekeeping department and continues to lead by example. With the highest level of consistency, Marie has shown guests and her colleagues the ethos of our founder and late Chairman, the Honourable Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, by giving each guest (and team member) more than what he or she expects.”

While sharing that BTC empowers its team members to grow professionally, Prospere highlighted the value added assets that the resort also provides. “The opportunity for volunteerism has allowed team members to give back to the communities and I embrace this wholeheartedly.  This is one of the most pivotal reasons that I enjoy my job, and I welcome and embrace the opportunity to give back while I work as a member of the housekeeping team here at Beaches Turks and Caicos,” Prospere ended.

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TCI Police Detective Holden Speaks Up on Blue Hills Rapes



Dana Malcolm  

Staff Writer  



#TurksandCaicos, March 27, 2023 – Following the announcement that several women had been robbed and assaulted in Blue Hills in the past weeks, Magnetic Media queried why the Police would wait until they had a man in custody to release an alert. 

TCI’s newest addition to the top brass Detective Superintendent Dean Holden, Head of Crime, Safeguarding and Public Protection, told us that it initially appeared to be an isolated offence and not part of a series of incidents. 

“The full circumstances needed to be investigated to ascertain the facts before a public alert could be considered. Misinformation in such a case would only cause unnecessary public concern and confusion and could adversely impact the investigation and the safeguarding of persons involved—” he said. “Even now there is no definitive information that these offences are linked, and investigators remain open-minded.”  

Holden claimed an early alert with limited information could have hindered the investigation and they were trying to protect the women who may not have wanted to be identified based on where they lived.  

As it turns out, the public concern was very much warranted, because there have been more violent sexual attacks, and more victims got hurt, forcing their hands.  

“When further similar offences were committed, the overriding principle of sustained public protection was considered, hence the alert/release issued,” he said. 

That alert was coupled with the news that a man had been arrested. Whether those further similar incidents could have been prevented if the public was informed earlier and taken extra precautions, is the underlying question. To date, we don’t know how many victims there are. 

Police have increased patrols in the Blue Hills area and condemned the crimes as unacceptable. They have not indicated if anyone was charged for the offences yet.  

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Louise Garland Thomas High School are TCISS Inter-High Track & Field 2023 Champions



#TurksandCaicos, March 27, 2023 – After a festive three days of competition, the TCISS Inter-High Track & Field Championships 2023 have concluded with the A. Louise Garland Thomas High School reigning as Champions. Featuring a great turnout, eleven schools from across the Turks and Caicos Islands met to compete at the National Stadium March 9-11, 2023.

The competition was stiff among athletes, who were all competing for top spots and by extension a spot-on Team TCI’s CARIFTA 2023 team. From high-spirited invitationals to entertainment by DJ Shakes, spectators enjoyed the best Nationals competition yet.

Overall results:

  •     1st Place: A. Louise Garland Thomas High School
  •     2nd Place: Clement Howell High School
  •     3rd Place: Marjorie Basden High School

Twenty athletes have been selected for Turks and Caicos Islands National CARIFTA Team, some who would have competed in the TCISS Inter-High Track & Field Championships 2023 and some living abroad.

Here are the athletes:

  1. Roniesha Johnson U-17 Girls CHHS
  2. Branary Delancy U-17 Girls LGTHS
  3. Krysann Williams U-20 Girls LGTHS
  4. Anesha Varus U-20 Girls CHHS
  5. Lynn Antoine U-20 Girls Unattached
  6. Chyna Simmons U-20 Girls BWIC
  7. Rayvon Black U-17 Boys Denbigh/Jam
  8. Renaldo Registre U-17 Boys RGHS
  9. Jarmal Missick U-17 Boys HJRHS
  10. Melique Evans U-17 Boys CHHS
  11. Love Joseph U-17 Boys LGTHS
  12. Kaeson Garland U-17 Boys MBHS
  13. Shamar Garland U-17 Boys HJRHS
  14. Alieandio Durham U-20 Boys CHHS
  15. Bernard Hyde U-20 Boys CHHS
  16. Markey Zepherin U-20 Boys CHHS
  17. Rayvon Walkin U-20 Boys KC/Jam
  18. Anthon Walkin U-20 Boys KC/Jam
  19. Alidavidson Higgs U-20 Boys JC/Jam
  20. Darvioun Rigby U-20 Boys Keiser/USA

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Soca Warriors crush  Bahamas at home



By Rashaed Esson

Staff Writer



#TheBahamas, March 27, 2023 – Trinidad and Tobago’s Soca Warriors dominated the Bahamas at home, at the Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau, for the 2022/2023 Concacaf Nations League on Friday, with a 3-0 victory.

The Soca Warriors struck their first blow within the first 5 minutes of the game, with Kareem Moses making the first shot in the top left corner of the net giving T&T one to the Bahamas’ zero (1-0).

Soon after, in about 26 minutes, they made another shot giving them 2-0 away from home; the scorer Joevin Jones. By the 34th minute mark, the winning goal was made by Ryan Telfer, T&T now at three.

Neither team scored any additional goals as the match progressed despite attempts made by various players.

Trinidad’s win gives them 12 points through five matches.  Next match for the Soca Warriors is against  Nicaragua; that clash is set for Monday March 27 (at home in Tobago at the Dwight Yorke Stadium), in a tussle of winner-take-all on the final match day.  The victor takes home a promotion to League A and a spot in the 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup.

Angus Eve, T&T’s head coach expressed that the job is only half done, keeping aware that more challenges are coming their way, one of which is the nearing match against Nicaragua who is one point ahead of the Warriors.

Meanwhile, The Bahamas will journey to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with hopes of emerging victorious there.

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