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Beaches Turks and Caicos Celebrates with Children at Summer Camp 2023

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PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands:  One of the core values of Sandals Resorts International and Beaches Turks and Caicos (BTC) is loving families.

In keeping with this, BTC was able to create opportunities of fun, love and warmth for its team members and their families atsummer camp 2023. The planners and conceptualizers of the event, the Beaches Turks and Caicos Sports, Social and Cultural Club Summer Camp 2023 was designed to creatively engage children of team members who were on summer break.

Under the leadership of sports club executives the human resources department and the Kids Camp they were able to provide for more than 400 children over a one month period.

“We believe in not just providing guests with memories that will last a lifetime but also our team members and their families who are our family. The joy that we saw on the children’s faces each day was satisfying,” shared Romaine Adams, vice president of the sports club.

Sports club President Anesha Beckford, in celebrating the success of the event highlighted the value of partnership in providing a wholesome environment for the campers. Said Beckford,We must commend the leadership of the resort and the different departments that allowed this to materialize. Our general manager, the human resources team along with the kids camp leaders made this camp the most memorable for all the years that we have hosted these young people.”

The children were able to participate in swimming and water sports activities, art and craft, board games and outdoor activities that allowed them to experience the resort and the amenities available.

One camper, Isabella McKnight, shared, “I met many new friends at the summer camp and we had the chance to learn so many new activities. The playmakers from the entertainment department were very friendly and helped us to work as a team and to use whatever new activities they taught us as motivation to be comfortable with our abilities. I got the chance to snorkel as well as designed my own shirt in the tie and dye session. The camp was fun. My brother and I are so looking forward to next summer.”

Another camper, Adine Chattell, was glowing while he spoke of his experience at the camp. “We had so much fun exploring the water park and the slides, face painting, the boat rides, and the many board games which created friendly rivalry. I was most impressed by the creative designs that we made during tie and dye activities. I’m already looking forward to coming back here next summer. Thank you to Beaches Turks and Caicos. I amhappy that my mother is a team member here.”

The campaign ran for four weeks from July 31st – August 25th. Each week a new cohort of children ranging from ages six years to 14 years were enrolled and had the pleasure of playing and learning on the grounds of BTC. Their lunches and refreshments were also catered by the resort.

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Trinidad Makes Big Energy Commitment

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Rashaed Esson

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#TrinidadandTobago#Energy, February 20th, 2024 – To diversify its energy mix as well as its economy, Trinidad and Tobago is putting focus on energy transition for development, working on a solar project which will potentially change energy production for the nation.

This was announced by Prime Minister Keith Rowley at the opening of the Energy Conference and Supply Chain Expo 2024 in Guyana on February 19th.

Expressing that energy is the center of economic development, Rowley highlights why this development is significant. He says in order to transform the energy system to cater to the growing demand for energy while decreasing global emissions, a broad mix of energy is needed.

He further mentions that this is what’s required of producer economies like Trinidad and Tobago for development.

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Irish Humanitarian Organization in Haiti – Address Hunger Crisis and More

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Rashaed Esson

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#Haiti#Crisis#ConcernWorldwide, February 2oth, 2024 – Seeing that Haiti’s humanitarian crisis worsens day by day with too many Haitians, hundreds of thousands, edging the line to severe deprivation of food, Ireland’s largest aid and humanitarian agency Concern Worldwide is addressing major food insecurity. 

 The organization in a release said “ “We are providing food assistance, via electronic vouchers to help families purchase food from local vendors so that they can feed their families and prevent malnutrition in children as the situation worsens.”

They are also working to provide Haitians with clean water and sanitation as the waterborne disease Cholera continues to threaten lives, killing more than 1,150 people in 2023.

And, they provide referrals for cases of sexual and gender based violence in Port au Prince.

Concern is supported by funding from USAID, receiving €2.1 million (euros) to help over 30 thousand people in the hunger crisis as well as €1 million (euros) yearly from the Irish Government for its work in Haiti.

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Why the Haitian President’s Wife – Martine Moïse – was charged with his 2021 Assassination

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#Haiti, February 21, 2024 – Martine Moïse, the widow of Haiti’s assassinated President Jovenel Moïse, is being charged for involvement in his July 2021 murder, according to recent reports on Monday February 19th, 2024.

She is charged for complicity and involvement in criminal associations.

In his report, Haitian Judge Walther Wesser Voltaire reveals there were questionable actions related to Martine Moïse as well as statements that simply didn’t add up.

For instance, Voltaire states that she mentions hiding under the marital bed for safety during the attack on her husband, but authorities expressed that this claim is illogical, saying that a giant rat measuring “between 35 and 45 centimeters,” could not fit under the bed.

This is due to the fact that the gap between the bed and the floor was 14 to 18 inches, according to the indictment.

Considering these revelations, Voltaire states that her claims were “so tainted with contradictions that they leave something to be desired and discredit her.”

There are other suspicious actions by Mrs. Moïse, reported by the Judge, as revealed by Lyonel Valbrun, former Secretary General of the National Palace.

Voltiare’s report says Valbrun claimed there was pressure from the late President’s wife to make available to Claude Joseph, former Prime Minister, office space for the organization of a Council of Ministers.  Additionally, Valbrun reported that Martine Moïse dedicated hours to remove objects from the Palace during the days leading up to her husband’s murder.

Joseph, like the former first lady is also being charged for complicity and involvement in criminal associations.  Also, they were both injured during the attack on Jovenel Moïse.

The accusations against Mrs. Moïse, reports say, are also based on information from Joseph Badio, former official in Haiti’s Justice Ministry, who is accused of being involved in planning the Haitian president’s 2021 assassination.

According to the indictment, linked in  Voltaire’s 122 page report highlights Badio “outing” Mrs. Moïse for plotting with others, Joseph included, to kill her husband to gain power.

Joining Joseph and Moïse with charges is Léon Charles, ex-chief of Haiti’s National Police, carrying the worst of the charges including, murder, attempted murder, illegal possession of weapons, conspiracy against the state’s internal security, and involvement in criminal associations.

Haitian-American pastor Christian Emmanuel Sanon, former DEA informant Joseph Vincent, presidential security chief Dimitri Hérard, former senator John Joël Joseph, and judge Windelle Coq, are also among the accused, some already sentenced and some handed over to the US to face Federal charges.

Media reports have exposed that after a two and a half year investigation, there are still unanswered questions.  And, despite going into details about the assassination, it fails to reveal the motive behind it and how it was financed.

A separate case on Moise’s killing is being tried in Miami.

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