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Marjorie Basden High School defend their Champion title for the TCISS Inter-High School Girls Football 2023/24 Championships

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Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, October 24, 2023 – After a perfect winning streak of seven games, the Marjorie Basden High School (MBHS) girls defeated the British West Indies Collegiate (BWIC) Girls’ team 1-0. Irener Moline was the sole scorer of the match.
When these two teams met last year in the Championships, MBHS girls came out victorious slaying the BWIC 2-1.
The only team to score on the MBHS girls this season was the Clement Howell High School (CHHS), which occurred in the semi-final match ending 2-1 in MBHS’ favour. The third-place matchup saw the A. Louise Garland Thomas High School (ALGTHS) conquer the CHHS 3-1, securing the third place position.
Girls Championship Awardees
1st Place – Marjorie Basden High School
2nd Place – British West Indies Collegiate
3rd Place – A. Louise Garland Thomas High School
Golden Glove – Crystal Baptiste (MBHS)
Golden Boot – Irener Moline (MBHS)
League MVP – Krysann Williams (CHHS)
The Inter-High Football Boys Championships commence this weekend!
Two teams will face off on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. for the Inter-High School Football 2023/24 Boys Championships. These teams will be determined after the semi-finals on Friday, October 27th.
Least season, the Clement Howell High School were the champions with Elite High School in second, surrendering due to a forfeit. This season, neither of these teams has made it to the semifinals in a great upset.
In Semi-final Match 1, the TCIPS Comprehensive High School (TCIPS) will face off with Maranatha Academy (MA) at 2:45 p.m. Both TCIPS and MA are new entrants to the tournament having not competed last year. Their introduction has shaken the playing field for the previously established teams.
Following at 4:00 pm will be Semi-final Match 2, where last season’s third-place team the HJ Robinson High School (HJRHS) will play the A. Louise Garland Thomas High School (ALGTHS).
Championship Schedule

3rd Place Game: TBD v TBD | 10:00am – 11:00am

Championship Game: TBD v TBD | 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

For a brief overview of performance, TCIPS is currently at the top of the standings for Group B with four wins and no losses, with ALGTHS following behind with two wins, one draw and one loss. In Group A, HJRHS is number one with three wins, and one loss and Maranatha Academy also follows with the same numbers of wins and losses. It will be an exciting Championship to behold as fresh faces tackle the field.
How you can watch the games?
Alumni, fans and students can purchase tickets at the National Stadium booth, $5 for adults and $3 for children. The third place and Championship game will also be streamed on the TCI Sports Commission Facebook page and YouTube channel.
For the full schedules, standings and results from Inter-High Football thus far, visit https://www.gov.tc/sports/our-events/tci-school-sports.
TCISS 2023/24 Sport Schedule

  1. TCISS Inter-High School Football Boys, TCISS Inter-High School Football Girls – September 30, 2023 – October 28, 2023 (National Stadium, Providenciales)
  2. TCISS Inter-High School Boys Basketball – November 3, 2023 – February 4, 2024 (All-Island)
  3. TCISS Inter-High School Girls Softball – November 17, 2023 – January 27, 2023 (Regular Season Games – Providenciales. Semi-finals & Championships – Parade Grounds, Grand Turk)
  4. Inter-High Boys and Girls Cross Country/Road Race – November 2023 (Location TBD)
  5. Inter-High Track and Field Development Meets – February 10 & 16 2024 (National Stadium, Providenciales)
  6. TCISS Inter-High School Track and Field Championships – February 29 – March 2, 2024 (National Stadium, Providenciales)
  7. TCISS Inter-Primary School Track and Field Championships – March 19-21, 2024 (National Stadium, Providenciales)

The full TCISS event schedule and further updates can be found on the TCI Sports Commission’s website www.gov.tc/sports/.

For the latest news on the TCISS, fans can follow on Instagram (@tcisportscommission) and Facebook (Turks and Caicos Islands Sports Commission). To share your experience with TCISS on social, use the hashtags #TCISS and #morethanjustsports.

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EXPERIENCE TURKS AND CAICOS MOURNS THE PASSING OF MR. REGGIE DICKENSON

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PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS (June 22nd, 2024) – It is with deep regret that Experience Turks and Caicos confirms the passing of Mr. Reggie Dickenson, one of our employees who worked in the Grand Turk office.

Mr. Dickenson passed away on Saturday, June 22nd following a vehicular accident in Providenciales. We extend our condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

A passionate, vivacious and animated person, Mr. Dickenson was a former employee at the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board who transitioned to Experience Turks and Caicos in 2023.

He worked as the Grand Turk Customer Service Representative alongside Ms. Kadeisha Forbes, a role he took seriously as he greeted visitors to the Cruise Centre, interacted with them and ensured they had the relevant information they needed to enjoy their stay on island.

Mr. Dickenson was known for his unwavering positivity and team spirit, always eager to contribute his opinions and ideas. He last participated in a Customer Service Training session with his colleagues on June 10th in Providenciales where he invoked laughter with his witty remarks.

Minister of Tourism, the Hon Josephine Connolly expressed her sadness upon receipt of the news of Mr. Dickenson’s passing.

“Reggie was a passionate son of the soil of Grand Turk. I last saw him at our celebrations for Salt Cay Day where he was thoroughly enjoying himself. This is devastating news. Reggie would certainly be missed and I would like to extend my condolences to his family and loved ones. May he Rest in Eternal Peace,” the Minister said.

Mr. Alvin Hegner, co-chair of Experience Turks and Caicos also expressed his condolences.

“Reggie will definitely be missed. He had a larger-than-life personality, always jovial and a positive. His energy was infectious and his loss will certainly create a void that would be difficult to replace. From the board and staff of Experience Turks and Caicos, I would like to extend my condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. May he Rest in Peace.”

Experience Turks and Caicos will update the public on Mr. Dickenson’s funeral arrangements as those details become available.

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Arrests made in connection with Serious and Organised Crime

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#TurksandCaicos, June 21, 2024 – Over the last 24 hours, officers from the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force Serious Crime Unit and the Tactical Unit undertook proactive operations in Kew Town and The Bight to combat serious and organised crime.

During these operations, three addresses were searched, and eight males were arrested for Gang Membership, Robbery and Firearms offences.

They are currently detained and will be processed in due course. The men detained are between 19 and 27 years old.

Superintendent Dean Holden, Head of Crime, Safeguarding, Public Protection, and Intelligence, said, “This proactive activity is part of our continued targeting of persons we suspect are involved in serious and organised crime. These arrests and continued operations are to progress investigations into serious offences, disrupt serious criminality, and demonstrate to our communities our commitment to striving to protect them and build public confidence.

“We will continue to conduct such operations when necessary and urge the public to contact us if they have any information that can assist investigations or otherwise support our fight against serious and organised crime.”

Anyone with information that may help in this investigation is urged 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 anonymously.

 

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Sada Williams: Training alongside the best athletes in the world to become the pride of Barbados at Paris 2024

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After participating in both the Youth Olympic Games Nanjing 2014 and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, 400m runner from Barbados Sada Williams hopes that the help she has received through her Olympic Solidarity scholarship, and the ability to train in Jamaica, will take her to the top at Paris 2024.

Sada Williams will be cheered on by the whole of Barbados at the Olympic Games Paris 2024, but the athlete appears relaxed about shouldering the hopes of an entire nation. She has the chance to become the first woman from the eastern Caribbean island to finish on the podium at the Olympic Games, and only the second athlete, after Obadele Thompson claimed the 100m bronze medal at Sydney 2000.

“There’s no pressure, really,” says Williams. “I know Barbados will be proud of me regardless of the outcome, and I couldn’t be happier to represent them at the Games.”

Aside from earning a medal in Paris, Williams is also hoping to break the 48-second barrier and record a personal best. The 26-year-old’s upward trajectory certainly suggests she is capable of this, with her bronze medals at the 2022 and 2023 World Athletics Championships coming either side of a gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Williams believes her recent performances have been helped by a move to Jamaica, where she trains in the same group as multiple Olympic medallist Shericka Jackson.

“I have training partners who are some of the best athletes in the world – training and competing with them is really great. It pushes me and us to be better athletes. In Barbados, I didn’t really have that type of competition or training group.”

Olympic Solidarity support

Williams’s move from Barbados to Jamaica was supported by an Olympic Solidarity scholarship, which provides financial assistance to athletes through monthly grants.

“The scholarship has provided me with the necessary funding to train and compete here in Jamaica. It’s also given me the opportunity to travel to various meets around the world, and to compete in and prepare for major competitions, such as the Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games.”

The scholarship has also shown Williams that coming from a small country with fewer resources for sport does not have to be a barrier to success.

“It shows me that there are people out there who believe in me and my potential,” she says. “They want to see me succeed at the highest level while representing my country. So, I’m truly grateful for that opportunity.”

Lessons from the Olympic Games

Paris 2024 won’t be Williams’s first appearance at the Olympic Games. Her time at Tokyo 2020 was “bittersweet”, after she failed to progress from the 400m semi-finals. But Williams also learnt a lot from her very first Olympic experience in 2014. Aged 16, she competed at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, reaching the 400m final.

When Williams was a teenager, there was no female athlete from Barbados whose success she could look to replicate. But now she is a source of inspiration for the next generation from her home country. She is hopeful Barbados can one day rise to the levels of neighbouring Jamaica and become an athletics powerhouse.

“I always hope that I’m inspiring young athletes from Barbados, whether I compete locally or internationally,” she says. “I always want the best for track and field in Barbados. I want other athletes in Barbados to believe that they can excel at the highest levels without needing to leave the country. It would be really nice to have the same facilities and resources as Jamaica or the United States in Barbados.”

Over 1,300 athletes supported through Olympic Solidarity

A total of 1,331 athletes from 159 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), covering 26 sports, received Olympic Solidarity scholarships for Paris 2024. Olympic Solidarity aims to ensure that talented athletes of all backgrounds have an equal chance of reaching and succeeding in the Olympic arena by providing crucial funding to help finance their Olympic dreams. With a particular focus on athletes and NOCs most in need, individual scholarship-holders receive financial support through monthly grants that contribute to their preparation and qualification for the Games, whether in their home country or at a high-level training centre abroad.

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