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SCOTIABANK ONCE AGAIN  TOPS GLOBAL FINANCE’S BEST BANK AWARD IN TCI

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Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands- May 15, 2023– For the third consecutive year, Scotiabank Turks & Caicos as the bank has been named TCI’s “Best Bank” in 2023 by Global Finance Magazine.

The award follows several service-enhancing measures undertaken by the Bank in 2022 including the expansion of its digital banking offerings, the launch of a new eCommerce platform for micro to large businesses, and a new Scotiabank Mortgage Pre-qualifications Platform that has significantly improved the bank’s ability to service customers and resolve queries.

“While we are obviously very proud of this award”, says Dr. Suzan Snaggs-Wilson, “we are even more proud of how our valued team of Scotiabankers have  supported our vision and the loyalty of our customers throughout the post-pandemic recovery period. That support and trust in what we were doing not only helped us to develop the innovative products but has now set us on our way to create even greater value for all our stakeholders in the future.”

“Hard work and commitment are really our winning formula and the secret to our success in these various awards programmes. Notwithstanding the accolades, we  remain laser-focused on delivering best-in-class financial services to the Turks and Caicos Islands and to making a meaningful impact on the communities that we serve,” Snaggs-Wilson added.

Scotiabank TCI’s “Best Bank” award is just one of several awards that the bank has captured over the past 12 months, including “Best Consumer Digital Bank” – awarded by Global Finance Magazine and winning Bank of the Year 2022 in December last year from UK-based publication – The Banker. Similar “Best Bank 2023” accolades from Global Finance Magazine have also been bestowed on the Bank’s operations in the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands.

Global Finance editors, with input from industry analysts, corporate executives, and technology experts, selects the winners for the Best Bank Awards using entries provided by banks and other providers, as well as independent researchers. Judging incorporates criteria—including knowledge of local conditions and customer needs, financial strength and safety, strategic relationships and governance, competitive pricing, capital investment and innovation in products and services.

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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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