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Superintendent Dean Holden Sworn In

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#TurksandCaicos, February 2, 2023 – The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force welcomes highly decorated officer Superintendent Dean Holden.

Supt. Holden’s takes up duty officially today (February 01st).

He will lead the Crime, Safeguarding and Public Protection Unit.

Mr. Holden, is a former Detective Chief Superintendent who joined the Lancashire Constabulary in 1994 and became a Detective in 1999.

During his Detective career, Mr. Holden has worked within the Counter Terrorism Branch, Intelligence and undertaken an external secondment to the National Crime Squad.

As a senior Detective, Mr. Holden has worked within a Basic Command Unit and also specialised within Force Major Incident Team, Public Protection Unit and the North West Regional Organised Crime unit (ROCU).

Mr. Holden has lead numerous major investigations, including high profile cases such as; the Sophie Lancaster ‘Goth’ Murder in Bacup in 2007, the domestic murder of a local Chorley solicitor David Edwards in 2015 and the murder of toddler Daisy Mae Burrill in Fleetwood 2016.

Mr. Holden transferred to Cumbria Constabulary in June 2017, as the Director of Intelligence (Superintendent) and took up the role of Detective Chief Superintendent and Head of Crime in March 2018.

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PAHO Calls Americas to Increase Aedes aegypti Mosquito Control

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Rashaed Esson

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#PAHO#Dengue#Americas, February 23rd, 2024 – With nearly seven thousand cases of dengue and 102 deaths reported in the Americas as of early February 2024, the Pan American Health Organization is once again calling for stronger measures to control the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the main transmitter of dengue. These numbers indicate a 157 percent increase in cases over the same period in 2023.  In the first five weeks of 2024, Peru, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay reported an increase in cases.

 

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Dark Tourism Efforts in Jamaica – Colonial sites Preservation

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Rashaed Esson

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#DarkTourism#Jamaica,February 23rd, 2024 – British Colonial sites in Jamaica like Georgian plantation houses and slave infrastructure, are being preserved as slavery monuments to boost what authorities are calling the “Dark Tourism” industry. According to reports, Dark Tourism refers to tourists visiting places marked by historical tragedy. For Jamaica, the history of Britain’s 300-year rule will be explained at the preserved sites. Tourism minister Edmund Bartlett says work is being done with the ministry of Culture and the Jamaica National Heritage Trust.

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Bahamas as Caribbean top 2024 Spring Destination

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Rashaed Esson

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#Bahamas#Tourism, February 23rd, 2024 – The Bahamas has been categorized as the most popular Caribbean destination for travel in the upcoming spring season by travel insurance company Squaremouth, in a new report. It was the only Caribbean nation to make the list for the top 10 destinations. The report is derived from travel insurance purchases made through Squaremouth.

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