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Welcome Guti  & RealMadrid to the Turks & Caicos Islands and TCIFA National Academy

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#TurksandCaicos, July 17, 2023 – The Real Madrid Foundation Soccer Clinic at the Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association National Academy is off to a brilliant start! Here are some highlights from this morning’s sessions with the Under-8 and Under-10 age groups.

Over 100 players from around the Turks and Caicos Islands were selected for this exclusive opportunity to experience and learn from Real Madrid trainers. The training promises an active and fun experience for boys and girls.

An experience of a lifetime!

A press conference the Real Madrid Foundation Soccer Clinic was held at the Ritz Carlton TCI, on Thursday July 6th, 10:00am – providing in-depth insights into the soccer camp and its significance in promoting sportsmanship and skill development among young athletes.

Presenting, were (L-R) Dane Ritchie (TCIFA Technical Director), Roberto Stipa (Hotelco Group Director), Guti ( Real Madrid Ambassador and former professional footballer) Ruben Garcia (Coordinator at Real Madrid Foundation), and Jaime Palomino (Coordinator at Real Madrid Foundation).

The Real Madrid Foundation Soccer Clinic was held at the TCIFA National Academy from July 7-9, where a select group of 7-14 year old footballers from around the Turks and Caicos Islands were trained with highly qualified soccer trainers from the world renowned Real Madrid team.

“We are proud to partner with The Real Madrid Foundation and Desarollos Hotelco in this initiative, where participants will intensively learn the values and resources characteristic of the comprehensive coaching of the Real Madrid Foundation schools,” said the TCIFA.

José María Gutiérrez Hernández, widely known as Guti, is a Spanish former professional footballer who displayed exceptional skills as an attacking midfielder throughout his illustrious career.

Born on October 31, 1976, Guti showcased his unwavering dedication to excellence by representing Real Madrid in 542 official games, where he also served as vice-captain. His contributions played a pivotal role in the club’s success, including the triumphant clinching of three Champions League titles and five La Liga championships. Guti’s passion for the game extended beyond Spain, as he also showcased his talent in Turkey, playing for Beşiktaş. Additionally, Guti proudly donned the Spanish national team jersey, earning 13 appearances since his debut in 1999.

 

Photos courtesy of TCIFA

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Stolen Vessel Recovered

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July 20th, 2024.

 

#TurksandCaicos, July 20, 2024 – Shortly after 10 am yesterday (July 19th), the Police Control Room received a report of a stolen boat in the Turtle Cove district.

The description of the vessel given to officers was a black, 26-foot Hurricane boat with two Yamaha engines. Officers were told that the owner had secured the vessel on Thursday evening and had discovered it missing the following day.

Inquiries were conducted, and based on information received, Marine Branch Officers and Response and Operation Unit Officers searched a mangrove just off Five Cays today (July 20th) and recovered the vessel.

Two suspects were seen, one of whom was a 23-year-old from the Bight, Providenciales, who was caught and arrested for suspicion of stealing the vessel. The other suspect managed to escape.

The RTCIPF is asking anyone with information on illegal activities that may assist the police with enquiries to contact 911, the closest police station, the Serious Crime Unit at 231-1842, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 and anonymously give any information.

Additionally, persons are being asked to download the CrimeStoppers P3 app.

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Firearm and Drug Charges

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July 15th, 2024.

 

SHAIWANZO MISSICK of South Back Salina, Grand Turk, has been charged with six counts of firearm-related offences.

Missick, 30, was charged on July 13 after police officers consulted with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The offences against Missick are:

  • One Count – Discharging Firearm
  • One Count- Discharging Ammunition
  • One Count-Possession of Firearm with intent to commit a serious offence
  • Two Counts-Possession of Ammunition
  • One Count –Possession of Firearm
  • One Count-Possession of Controlled Drugs
  • One Count- Possession of Controlled Drugs with intent to supply.

The charges against Missick came following a report made on Saturday, 29 June 2024,  following a shooting incident in Breezy Brae.

Officers obtained a warrant and searched the accused’s residence based on the information received.

The RT&CIPF is asking the public to notify the closest police station, contact 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231-1842, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477, and anonymously give any information on illegal activity.

Additionally, persons are encouraged to download the Crime Stoppers P3 app from the Google Play Store or Apple Apps and share information anonymously.

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Five Cays Shooting Update

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#TurksandCaicos, July 19, 2024 – Shortly after noon on July 12th, the Control Room of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force received reports of a shooting in Five Cays, Providenciales. A team of offices was dispatched to Granny Hill.

Upon arrival, several interviews were conducted, and evidential items were retrieved.  Thankfully, no one was injured.

Given the investigation’s sensitivity and lines of inquiry, the RT&CIPF cannot comment further.

We are aware of audio videos and photographs purporting to be the location of where the incident allegedly occurred and ask that persons circulating such be mindful of exposing victims.

The RT&CIPF is again reaching out to the public, emphasising their crucial role in this investigation.

We urge you to notify the closest police station, contact 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231- 1842, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477, and anonymously provide any information on this shooting or any illegal activity.

Your cooperation is vital in ensuring justice is served. Additionally, persons are encouraged to download the Crime Stoppers P3 app from the Google Play Store or Apple Apps and share information anonymously.

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