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Two More 9/11 Victims Identified as the United States marks a solemn occasion

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Dana Malcolm

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#USA, September 11, 2023 – Two more victims of the 9/11 attacks have been identified, the first in two years.  Each year, on the eleventh day of September, we are reminded that nearly 3,000 people were killed on during a four-part attack carried out by Al-Qaeda against the Unites States and 22 years later more than 40 percent of victims

9/11 anniversary memorial on the anniversary of the attacks.

remain nameless.

On September 8th, Eric Adams, New York Mayor and Dr. Jason Graham, Chief Medical Examiner released a joint statement via the official New York City website announcing that a man and woman were the latest to be identified.

“The man and woman, whose names are being withheld at the request of their families, are the 1,648th and 1,649th persons to be identified by the Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) using advanced DNA testing of remains recovered from the attack that took the lives of 2,753 people.” The statement indicated.

The terrorist attack involved the hijacking of four commercial aircraft which were then purposely crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York, and another into the Pentagon, the final missed its target, likely the White House or Capitol Hill.

The U.S. is still working to identify over a thousand unnamed victims from the attack. Of those that are identified, over 100 are said to be from the Caribbean.

According to records collated by News Americas Now and the Jamaica Gleaner, the Caribbean diaspora death toll includes but is not limited to: 47 people from the Dominican Republic; 22 Puerto Ricans; 21 Guyanese citizens; 19 Jamaicans; 14 Trinidadians; 7 Haitians; 3 Antiguans; 3 Barbadians; 3 Bermudans;  2 Dominicans; 2 Saint Lucians, 1 Islander from the British Virgin Islands; 1 Grenadian; and 1 Vincentian.

The attack sparked widespread anti-Muslim sentiment in the U.S. and an Iraqi invasion by the U.S. and its allies.

As for those recently identified, the names are being withheld at the request of their families and officials have said they were identified using advanced DNA technology.

Today, U.S. officials commemorated the 22nd anniversary of the attack from all around the country Monday.  President Joe Biden joined in on that service in Anchorage, Alaska; as Vice President Kamala Harris was part of the ceremony in New York and first lady Jill Biden is laying a wreath at the 9/11 memorial at the Pentagon. Second gentleman Doug Emhoff is also expected at a wreath-laying ceremony in Shanksville at the Flight 93 National Memorial.

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Traffic Death again, a woman dies and two others hospitalised

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#TurksandCaicos, June 23, 2024 – Magnetic Media can inform that, yes there has been another traffic death in Providenciales and reports say it’s a woman who didn’t make it out of a three car smash up.

Almost, exactly 24 hours after a deadly collision was recorded in wee hours of Saturday morning came news, this morning, of a second death by motor vehicle accident.

“I can confirm the Police Control Room received a call during the early hours of this morning involving a serious accident on Leeward Highway. One person (female) died while others were rushed for medical treatment,” said Denyse Renne, media officer for the Royal TCI Police.

The Cheshire Hall Medical Center, which had already suspended visitation due to security concerns in the wake of four murders between Friday and Saturday in Provo, has restricted its Emergency Room to emergencies only.

TCI hospitals citing the unusually high demand for urgent medical care to multiple patients as the reason for the restriction.

While it is widely reported that the person who died in the traffic accident on Leeward Highway near Pratt’s Road is a female tourist, police say they’re investigating.

It’s been a total of six lives lost in startling incidents in the past day in Providenciales.  The tragic circumstances of the car accidents and sheer violence of the shootings have sent shockwaves throughout the country leaving residents utterly bewildered.

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Five Cays Shooting Death

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***MEDIA RELEASE***

June 22nd, 2024.

Homicide detectives of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force are actively investigating a murder in Five Cays, Providenciales.

Initial reports indicate that shortly after midday, the Police Control Room received several calls stating that gunshots were being heard in the area of the Community Center.

RT&CIPF officers responded to the given location and found the lifeless body of a male with what appeared to be gunshot wounds about the body.

The RT&CIPF is asking anyone with information that may help in this investigation to contact the closest police station, 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231-1842, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 to provide any information anonymously.

Additionally, individuals are encouraged to download the Crime Stoppers P3 app to share information.

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Rescued

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June 22nd, 2024.

 

Two occupants of an aircraft were rescued around 3:28 p.m. today (June 22) following an intensive sea search around Providenciales.

The occupants –two males- are currently receiving medical attention.

The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force can confirm that shortly after midday, the Air Tower received a report regarding an aircraft landing on water (ditching) approximately 11 miles from Northwest Point, Providenciales.

The aircraft had departed from the United States and experienced engine failure.

Having received reports of the incident, a Strategic Coordinating Group with representation from the RT&CIPF, the TCI Civil Aviation Authority, the Airport Authority, the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies, and the Ministry of Health was activated to coordinate the search and rescue.

The group worked closely with partners from OpBat and received confirmation that a United States Coast Guard helicopter had successfully rescued the two persons after three hours.

The victims were brought ashore.

Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Mat Newton said, “I wish to express my profound gratitude and acknowledge the invaluable support of our national and international partners.

“This successful rescue operation is a testament to our collective strength and coordination. With the full support from our US partners and the local marine community, I extend my heartfelt thanks to our OpBat partners and the crew of the US Coastguard helicopter, as well as the Marine Branch of the RT&CIPF, the staff of the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR), the Department of Fisheries and Resources Management, Caribbean Cruisin, and vessels from the TCI Search and Rescue Association.

“We are now in the process of initiating an investigation into the accident in close liaison with the Civil Aviation Authority.”

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