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SANDALS® RESORTS’ JULIANNA MUSGROVE WINS 2023 RISING STAR AWARD CARIBBEAN

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May 29, 2023— Julianna Musgrove, the newly minted regional learning and development manager, Northern Caribbean for Sandals Resorts International (SRI) is on the receiving end of another meritorious win after copping the 2023 Rising Star Award Caribbean.

Musgrove accepted her accolade from Andrea Belfanti, Chief Executive Officer, International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) and Jonathon S. Zink, Chief Operating Officer, The Burba Hotel Network (BHN) Group at the Caribbean Hotel and Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) held at the Loews, Coral Gables Hotel in Florida. Also in attendance was the Group Chief Executive Officer of SRI, Gebhard Rainer.

Co-sponsored by the ISHC and The BHN Group, the Rising Star Award Caribbean recognizes an emerging leader, age 35 and under, currently living and working in the Caribbean. Open to nominations, the candidates are screened based on achievement, impact and recommendation.

James McAnally, general manager for Beaches Turks and Caicos (BTC), spared no words in endorsing the 28-year-old Turks and Caicos Islander who started at his resort in 2013.  “As a regional manager, Julianna coordinates the learning & development initiatives for BTC, Sandals Royal Bahamian, and Sandals Emerald Bay. She works closely with various leaders from each resort to achieve their mandates, execute bespoke training, conduct audits and other special projects. We unreservedly support Julianna’s selection as the 2023 Rising Star Award Caribbean recipient. She epitomizes the ultimate team member and leader that any organization would desire to have on their team. Her journey from an intern to regional manager is testament to her determination, humility, tenacity and passion. Her stellar record of growth and development is not only in her story, but within the stories of the thousands of people across the Caribbean she has inspired along their career paths. I believe that Julianna’s story is where destiny meets determination, she is the true embodiment of the term Rising Star,” he stated emphatically.

 Right there celebrating the evolving hospitality trailblazer are the committed team members employed to the Sandals and Beaches brand. Offering congratulations to Musgrove on behalf of the over 18000-strong cohort of Sandals professionals was SRI’s Executive Chairman Adam Stewart, “it is such a wonderful recognition of your passion, dedication, hard work and focus as you live the Sandals purpose and values every day. We are all extremely proud of you being recognized with this prestigious award. Keep up the good work,” expressed Stewart to Musgrove.

Musgrove’s win was both a humbling and symbolic experience for her, “as a young professional who didn’t know what career path to take, I chose hospitality because it was the leading industry in the Caribbean. My journey with Sandals allowed me to train in different areas until I found my passion. Following such an enriching experience, I knew I wanted to build a career helping to provide the same opportunities and growth I received to upcoming professionals. I am committed to the continuous mentorship and development of future hospitality leaders and I will use this award as a testimony that there are meaningful and impactful careers within hospitality. When you love what you do and you do it with passion and purpose, everything else will fall into place. I am most grateful to everyone who has been invested in my development and that of the people of the Caribbean,” she shared.

Press Release: Sandals Resorts

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Paid internship opportunity in Energy Data Collection,  Application DEADLINE is April 19

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April 19, 2024 – The Caribbean Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) in cooperation with the Energy and Utilities Department (EUD), Ministry of Public Safety and Utilities (MPSU), is looking for a motivated intern to work in close collaboration with regional and national institutions to survey and collect energy-related data that will be used to create the Energy Report Cards (ERCs) for the Turks and Caicos Islands. A stipend for the intern will be provided by CCREEE.

The intern will be based at the EUD/MPSU. The internship program will provide students and/or young professionals with a unique opportunity to work with the energy sector institutions and stakeholders in TCI, gain practical experience in the energy sector, and contribute to the knowledge management functions of the Regional Energy Information System within the CARICOM Energy Knowledge Hub (CEKH).

SCOPE OF WORK

The CCREEE in collaboration with the EUD/MPSU will collect specified data and information that will be used to develop the TCI Energy Report Cards which will be made accessible through the CARICOM Energy Knowledge Hub (CEKH). The hub may be accessed by registering at https://cekh.ccreee.org. The Energy Report Cards will also offer important support to the CCREEE work program, including support for energy planning and the development of sustainable energy projects.

DESIRED PROFILE

  • Bachelor’s degree or on course for completion of one by December 2024.
  • Interest in the energy sector and willingness to learn about the socio-economic, technical and environmental aspects of the energy landscape; studies in sustainable energy, environmental sciences or related fields are an asset but not a National or resident of one of the relevant countries.
  • Proficiency in English.

INTERNSHIP TIMEFRAME

The internship will run for a period of eight (8) weeks from May 27 to July 19, 2024.

APPLICATION

The intern applicant should send their application (motivation letter and CV) on or before April 19, 2024 to recruitment@ccreee.org and copy eud@gov.tc.

 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Earth Day 2024: Planet vs Plastics – A Call to Action for Reducing Plastic Waste

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As Earth Day approaches on April 22nd, the DECR is rallying the community to join the global movement towards reducing plastic waste and safeguarding our planet’s future.

Plastic pollution remains one of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time, threatening the health of our oceans, wildlife, and ecosystems. With an estimated 8 million tons of plastic entering our oceans every year, the need for action has never been more urgent.

This Earth Day, the DECR urges you to take meaningful steps towards reducing plastic consumption and waste. From single-use plastics like straws and bags to microplastics that infiltrate our ocean and food chain, every piece of plastic avoided makes a difference.

By embracing reusable alternatives, recycling responsibly, and advocating for policies that prioritize sustainability, we can all play a role in mitigating the plastic crisis. Together, we can create a cleaner, healthier planet for future generations.

Join us this Earth Day in committing to reduce plastic waste and protect our precious environment. Together, we can make a difference.

Tune into the DECR’s social media by following us on Instagram @DECR_TCI or on Facebook at DECR Environmental Education & Outreach Group.

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Senior Teacher Endorses Robot to Assist in Educating Infant and Primary School Students

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KINGSTON, April 17 (JIS):
Senior Teacher at Alpha Infant School, Sabrina Raymond-Hunter, has endorsed the ‘ICHEETAH’ robot, a smart educational AI-powered tool that will advance the way young children learn and interact with technology.
The robot, developed by CHEETAH Toys and More, LLC, is designed to engage and educate children at the infant and early-primary levels of education in a fun and interactive manner, supporting their cognitive development and preparing them for future academic success.
Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank on April 16, Mrs. Raymond-Hunter recognised the potential of this cutting-edge technology and its ability to enhance the learning experience for young children.
“I am really excited about this product. I was able to get this into my classroom of 23 students and they are super excited about this. We have had it for three weeks and this is a game changer,” she said.
The Senior Teacher, who also serves as the school’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Designate, added that the students’ learning has been enhanced since incorporating the technology into her teaching.
“It has enhanced it a lot because you know the boys, especially, once they are happy and find something that is fun, they will want to do it. My boys started off a little bit rocky, but since they got this robot, they are spelling, identifying words and reading,” she noted.
Having yielded positive results from utilising the technology, Mrs. Raymond-Hunter is encouraging other schools who are not yet on board to do so.
“I’m encouraging all the other schools to get on board, and if for any reason you need a demonstration, come to Alpha. I’ll show you exactly how we use it to get our students on board and on level with everyone else. Learning should be fun, and with iCHEETAH it definitely is,” she shared.
The robot is outfitted with several interactive features, including voice recognition, games, and educational content, making learning engaging and exciting for young learners.
CONTACT: SHERIKA HALL

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