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Local Author Pens Third Book

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Empowering Children’s Book Teaches Kids About Financial Literacy

 

[May 10, 2023] Providenciales, Turks and Caicos – Renowned local author Rachel Gregoire is making waves by releasing her highly anticipated illustrated children’s book, which aims to teach youngsters about money.

The book, which is titled Gracie and Aero’s Wallet, is a financial literacy story that is told through the eyes of two enthusiastic kids and follows their exciting adventures as they work and learn clever budgeting and savings tips.

“I am so excited about this book as it touches on a topic, I am passionate about,” Rachel Gregoire said.  Gracie and Aero’s Wallet aim to help parents and guardians teach kids about money, budgeting, and savings while highlighting the importance of teaching these basic skills,” she said.

Gregoire, who writes under the moniker Rachel Gregory and has already penned two bestselling books, said in a statement that her books are inspired by her passion and her deep desire to help others. “My first children’s book, The Great, is focused on helping kids deal with grief and loss, while the second book, Cry or Boss Up, is an adult inspirational novel that provides a blueprint to help people navigate their hardships and to turn their adversities into a bold purpose.”

While these two first books are vastly different in genre, Gregoire returned to her roots for this third publication, and she is back to telling children’s stories and teaching important life skills through illustrations.

Gracie and Aero’s Wallet will be the first of a three-book series for her and will focus on savings, entrepreneurial spirit, business, and investment. The story is told through the eyes of two spirited children, Gracie and Aero, who, with the encouragement of their parents, began their quest to save enough money each month to buy a telescope. On their journey, they learned the importance of hard work, budgeting, and how to make decisions about saving and purchasing.

Gregoire, who is a mother, a financial professional, and a hotelier, said that the book was a personal project for her, one that allowed her to use her background to educate youngsters about financial literacy.  She said that it is her hope that families appreciate such literature, which will allow them to introduce the topic of money in their homes in the most kid-friendly and engaging way.

“There is a big disparity in our community when it comes to teaching financial literacy at an early age,” she said. “My goal is not only to provide a fun and interactive avenue for children to learn about money but also to teach basic life fundamentals and to use that tool as a blueprint for creating good financial habits.”

She gives credit to her long-time illustrator, Jack Foster, for encouraging her as the story gradually took shape and the characters came to life. When asked what her inspiration was behind the book, she said she wanted to tell a fun story with a purpose and also use it as a tool to teach her 4-year-old daughter.

In addition to the colorful illustrations, Gracie and Aero’s Wallet also features a fun and interactive budget chart and ideas for kids to earn money, which is included in the back of the book.

Gracie and Aero’s Wallet first made its debut at the Christmas fair held on December 17th, with an official book launch being held on April 22nd at the Grace Bay Market. Gregoire extends profound and special thanks to her sponsors: Grace Bay Market, Beaches TCI, Global Capital, Let’s Get Personalized, Cardinal Points International, Rent-an-Event, Bowtie, and Been’s Global LTD.

Gregoire also shared the book at Barnes and Noble Fort Lauderdale on April 15th, where she carried out a successful book signing and reading.

Gracie and Aero’s Wallet is now available on Amazon.com and BarnsandNoble.com, Unicorn Bookstore, or by contacting them via Instagram @rachelgregwrites_

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STATEMENT FROM THE HONOURABLE C. WASHINGTON MISICK, PREMIER TURKS AND CAICOS GOVERNMENT

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#TurksandCaicos, May 22, 2024 – As Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands, I assure our American friends that the Turks and Caicos Islands prioritizes hospitality, cultural exchange, and mutual respect.  You will find our doors open and our hearts eager to share the warmth and beauty of our homeland.  We value the trust and confidence travelers from around the world place in us when they choose the Turks and Caicos Islands as their destination.  Transparency and accountability are paramount in our operations, ensuring that our decisions are made lawfully and in the best interests of all residents and visitors.

The Turks & Caicos Islands welcome over one million visitors each year, more than half of whom are American.

Respect for the rule of law and an independent judiciary are key tenants of our justice system, and all persons are equal in the eyes of the law.  Judges are permitted to use their discretion in sentencing individuals who have been convicted of violating our Firearms law. In fact, in cases that occurred prior to the five cases that have generated media coverage, the mandatory 12-year minimum sentence has never been imposed by the Court because judges determined in each case that exceptional circumstances warranted shorter sentences.

Our justice system is designed to uphold the rights and freedoms of all individuals, regardless of their place of origin, while maintaining the security and integrity of our Islands.  Our judicial and law enforcement institutions are dedicated to impartiality and consistency in enforcing our laws.

Recent events have underscored the importance of adhering to the principles of justice and accountability.  Let me be clear: In the Turks and Caicos Islands, the law stands firm and applies to everyone equally, without exception.  Our commitment to the rule of law is unwavering and remains a cornerstone of our democratic values.

We are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all citizens, residents and visitors.

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EXCLUSIVE!  Police black CID Vehicle shot up by bandits in Five Cays

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Wilkie Arthur

Court Correspondent

 

#TurksandCaicos, May 15, 2024 – It was an uneasy night on Tuesday May 14 for some residents of Five Cays, Providenciales owing to continuous, serious fire power with gun shots blaring in various areas of the community.

Some say they heard shots in Granny Hill and reported a man walking around with a gun, randomly shooting at unidentifiable targets. Some say shots were heard behind the Enid Capron Primary School.  Some say they heard gun shot sounds coming from a residential area as well.

The most compelling accounts, however, were on reported events in another area called “The Wells”; a community in the depths of Five Cays and South Dock.

Criminals took on law enforcement in a gun battle involving the armored truck and a CID vehicle.

No members of the Royal TCI Police were hit.

Not the same for the other side.  One person was hit, a young man not known to police and it’s not clear if he was one of the men shooting at the police or an innocently caught in the crossfire.

The man was arrested as a possible suspect.  He is also in hospital with an “entrance and exit” gunshot wound.

During the shootout in The Wells, the CID vehicle was shot at repeatedly, disabling its movement as gunfire damaged the engine. Concerning to us, these shootings were at different times and locations but came in rapid succession; one right after the other, I was told.

Most described the sounds as coming “from some big guns.”

Police the morning after allowed me in to see up close.

Video, photos feature my EXCLUSIVE, close-up look at the damage done by criminals; it is clear high powered rifles were used by these suspects still at large.

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Charred Remains Found in Back Seat of Completely Burnt Vehicle

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Wilkie Arthur

Freelance Court Correspondent

 

#TurksandCaicos, May 21, 2024 – A gruesome discovery was made around midday today (Sunday, May 19th, 2024) when police and fire rescue teams responded to a call at a location on Blue Hills Back Road, off Millennium Highway. The area, situated next to the Fortis Sub-Station, is accessible via a long, secluded dirt road.

Upon arrival, authorities found a vehicle completely engulfed in flames. The vehicle was later removed by police after being alerted by an anonymous source to its burnt-out location. Local residents indicated that the fire had been ignited around 2-3 a.m. earlier that morning, but authorities were not notified until later in the day.

Residents could not provide details about the individual inside the vehicle or even discern its color due to the extensive damage caused by the fire. Videos of the discovery location are available, but footage of the vehicle itself will be provided once it has been located. The vehicle was reportedly still burning when police arrived at the scene.

Official Royal TCI Police Report:

Media Release – May 19th, 2024: Active Investigation Officers of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) are currently on the scene of a vehicle fire in the Blue Hills, Providenciales area. Acting on received information, officers arrived at the location along North Side Close and discovered a burnt vehicle with what appeared to be a body inside.
The RTCIPF is conducting a thorough investigation to determine the circumstances of this incident. As this is an active investigation, more details will be provided to the public as they become available.

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