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Seventeen make up Cast of Defendants to Appear before Chief Justice Agyemang

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Wilkie Arthur

Freelance Court Reporter

#TurksandCaicosIslands, October 9, 2023 – Her Ladyship, the Hon Chief Justice of the Turks and Caicos Islands is currently presiding over a number of Sufficiency Hearing Proceedings.

On Friday October 6, a total of 17 accused individuals, some with attorneys and some without will face Chief Justice Mrs Mable Agyemang remotely or in open court to answer to various different offenses ranging from “setting fire to buildings, keeping firearms and ammunition, discharging firearm, possession of limitation with intent to cause fear, wounding with intent, robberies, aggravated burglaries/home invasions, sexual assault of children, rapes, aggravated
assisting illegal entry and other offenses.”

The defendants are: Henrico Morris; Domanique Missick; Chabo Capron and Belika Been; Shaquaze Forbes; Mackendy Elbeau; Bernard Colebrooke; Dario Sands; John Spencer Missick; Silous Elliott III; Evens Sylihin; Rodney Silver; Phanor Joel; Richard Joseph; Giodany Mazard; Roland Joseph and Juliano Brekeem Fulford.

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PAHO Calls Americas to Increase Aedes aegypti Mosquito Control

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Rashaed Esson

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#PAHO#Dengue#Americas, February 23rd, 2024 – With nearly seven thousand cases of dengue and 102 deaths reported in the Americas as of early February 2024, the Pan American Health Organization is once again calling for stronger measures to control the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the main transmitter of dengue. These numbers indicate a 157 percent increase in cases over the same period in 2023.  In the first five weeks of 2024, Peru, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay reported an increase in cases.

 

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Dark Tourism Efforts in Jamaica – Colonial sites Preservation

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Rashaed Esson

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#DarkTourism#Jamaica,February 23rd, 2024 – British Colonial sites in Jamaica like Georgian plantation houses and slave infrastructure, are being preserved as slavery monuments to boost what authorities are calling the “Dark Tourism” industry. According to reports, Dark Tourism refers to tourists visiting places marked by historical tragedy. For Jamaica, the history of Britain’s 300-year rule will be explained at the preserved sites. Tourism minister Edmund Bartlett says work is being done with the ministry of Culture and the Jamaica National Heritage Trust.

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Bahamas as Caribbean top 2024 Spring Destination

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Rashaed Esson

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#Bahamas#Tourism, February 23rd, 2024 – The Bahamas has been categorized as the most popular Caribbean destination for travel in the upcoming spring season by travel insurance company Squaremouth, in a new report. It was the only Caribbean nation to make the list for the top 10 destinations. The report is derived from travel insurance purchases made through Squaremouth.

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