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Raising Royalty author hosting generous Event on February 3



Dana Malcolm

 Staff Writer 


#TurksandCaicos#SabrinaGreen, January 30th, 2024 – ‘Raising Royalty’ is how Turks and Caicos Islander, Sabrina Green describes her journey as a single mother, now with a published memoir of the same name, Green is ready to give back to the community which supported her and her daughter, Cyprianna in a tailor-made event.


“We’re gonna have speakers, lots of entertainment, great motivational talks etc,” she told the Magnetic Media about ‘Raising Royalty, The Event’ planned for February 3. 


While there will be copies of her book on sale complete with a signing, Green said this was not the focus of the event, instead the focus was on giving back. 


The Event will feature giveaways of full and partial scholarships, school fee payments, lunch vouchers, uniforms and textbooks. 


“If you read the book you would see that there has been a lot of benevolence extended to myself and my daughter, so we decided maybe we can do some giveaways like what we had received,” she said.


“We’re looking to do scholarships for two years, some may be longer or shorter, we’ve already had donors coming forward.”


Private primary school scholarships have already been secured and Green said she was now searching for a sponsor for a full-ride high school scholarship. 


The author has stressed that all were invited out for a chance at securing one of the thoughtful prizes. Tickets are available at the Pentecost Bookstore and cost $50.


Green described Raising Royalty, which was published in 2023, as a labour of love on her part. 


“There is a bit of adversity that exists within it, but it is a triumphant story in the end,” she said. 


While not claiming to be a parenting expert, Sabrina Green, who has accomplished much professionally as well, explained that the aim of Raising Royalty was about sharing her journey as a mother and tips for other single mothers and fathers or anyone taking on the role of parent.


As for the most important piece of parenting advice Ms. Green would share?


“My greatest piece of advice to any single mother is that you have to respect your children as human beings and as individuals. What I afforded my daughter was the benefit of being able to communicate her feelings, respectfully.” 


In contrast to Green’s upbringing, she said Cyprianna was always allowed to talk about what was bothering her. Her now adult daughter is a source of pride.


“She’s done very well for herself and she’s happy and I look at her now and think it’s the result of my hard work and commitment as a mother,” she continued “I made her feel valued seen and heard and I think that’s the greatest bit of respect she could have gotten from me as a mother.”


Open communication and mutual respect are the result of that parenting style says Green. Now with her daughter grown-up, here are her plans for the future. 


“Going forward it is certainly going to be about service. Project Raising Royalty was born from this so my initiatives will be ongoing as an aid to single-parent families and all families.” 


Sabrina Green promised that she would remain active in the space of motherhood, from mentorship to speaking engagements. Raising Royalty, the book has been sold out four times at the Pentecost Bookstore since its publication in 2023 and is available on Amazon. 


The Event is set for Brayton Hall on Venetian Road and begins at 7 pm.


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CHTA President Praises Jamaica’s Hurricane Preparedness, Assures Ongoing Support



KINGSTON, Jamaica– President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), Nicola Madden-Greig, has praised the strength of local and regional public-private sector partnerships, while congratulating tourism stakeholders across Jamaica for their strong level of preparedness in weathering the dangerous Category 4 Hurricane Beryl, which impacted the island this week.

“Jamaica was spared the worst of the hurricane and we have now returned to regular business operations,” said Madden-Greig, who rode out the storm at her office in Kingston. She reported that Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay and Ian Fleming International Airport in Ocho Rios opened today, while Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston will open on Friday, July 5, after minor repairs are completed.

“We have no reports of any guests being injured during the passage of the storm, and the majority of the hotels and the tourism industry in general have emerged unscathed,” Madden-Greig added.

However, she expressed concerns for the south coast of the island, where many local communities were impacted, along with several independent hotels and villa operations.

“We will be including these operators in our disaster relief efforts, particularly in the Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth area,” she noted, explaining however that she had little doubt that this resilient community will rebound in the shortest possible time.

The trade association leader was encouraged with the reports emanating from the Cayman Islands, which confirmed no major impact on the sector there. “We are thankful to God for sparing us for the most part, and we are now resolved to getting our industry back on track, while serving communities (especially those in the Grenadines) who are in dire need at this time,” said Madden-Greig.

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CARICOM raising profile and priority of its Migration Policy; curbing challenges ‘a tall order’



Garfield Ekon

Staff Writer


The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is committed to work with Member States and other stakeholders to implement a “forward-thinking regional migration policy,” according to its Assistant Secretary General, Alison Drayton.

Addressing the opening of a recent three-day workshop titled “Towards a Regional Approach to a Migration Policy in the Caribbean,” in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, she said it is evident that the Region has been facing, and will continue to face, various challenges that affect the lives and livelihoods of Caribbean citizens.

“Namely, due to Climate Change, which has amplified displacements and the need for persons to migrate from areas that threaten their livelihoods or limit their opportunities to prosper and provide for their families,” the ASG told the forum, adding that the Climate Change and natural disasters remain “key drivers of displacements in the Region.”

“With the frequency and magnitude of events likely to increase in the future, this has contributed to many regional States facing demographic decline, which has impacted their workforce, our younger population seeking job opportunities outside the Region, and many key sectors being negatively impacted,” she stated.

The CARICOM official underscored that tackling the challenges would be “a tall order,” hence the Regional body’s commitment that would help address various aspects of Regional migration and human mobility as determined by Member State priorities.

Lauding the Government of Trinidad and Tobago for hosting the workshop, and the and valuable technical contributions made by the United Nations (UN) Migration Group and financial contributions from the United States Department of State, the European Union, and the Inter-American Development Bank, she said  the their efforts have been significant.

The contribution made by International Organization for Migration (IOM), has advanced the policy, with provision of consultancies to coordinate the Community’s work through the Regional Approach to Migration Policy (RAMP) Steering Committee and development of the framework, she highlighted.

For Trinidad and Tobago’s National Security Minister, the Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, his country is also committed to contributing to the development of a regional migration policy framework that reflects the priorities of the people of the Caribbean Community.

“As we embark on this journey together, let us harness the expertise, the insights and the experiences that we already have among us as we gather here today to shape the policy framework that is in front of us,” the Minister said, adding that the current migration realities “should prepare us for future challenges.”

The technical workshop brought together National Focal Points from the CARICOM Member States, and representatives of relevant regional and international organisations, building on IOM’s Migration Governance Indicator (MGI) assessments, and other consultations held with national Governments of CARICOM Member States in 2023.

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Government Earmarks $300M for Post-Hurricane Dengue Mitigation



#Kingston, Jamaica, July 19, 2024 – The Government has earmarked $300 million to ramp up dengue mitigation activities, inclusive of fogging, treatment of mosquito breeding sites, removal of bulky waste and drain cleaning, in the aftermath of Hurricane Beryl.

Addressing the House of Representatives on Tuesday (July 16), Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, said the funds have been allocated to the Ministry of Health and Wellness, which will spearhead vector-control activities over the next six weeks.

He further informed that the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) and National Works Agency (NWA), “are technically involved in this dengue mitigation [exercise] by trying to clear the environmental conditions that would create the growth in the vector”.

Mr. Holness highlighted the potential for a significant increase in the dengue vector, the Aedes aegpyti mosquito, which breeds primarily in containers, consequent on  the hurricane’s passage.

“We know that many communities are being plagued by the increase in the mosquito population… and other vectors [such as] roaches, rats and flies. Therefore, the cleanup and removal and clearing of waterlogged areas is of critical importance,” he emphasised.

The Prime Minister noted that the hot summer conditions, along with rainfall, will further contribute to heightening the possibility of an increase in these vectors and the transmission of diseases.

As such, he appealed to Jamaicans to properly store water in covered containers and destroy mosquito breeding sites around their homes.

“I urge all homeowners who are storing water and… leaving the containers open, that an easy way to control the growth of the mosquito population in your households is to cover the containers,” Mr. Holness said.

He pointed out that the NSWMA will shortly announce a schedule for the removal of bulky waste from homes.

Prime Minister Holness further indicated that the NWA will be actively cleaning various gullies.

Dengue symptoms include fever, headache, and joint and muscle pains. These are often resolved through rest and adequate hydration along with the use of paracetamol to treat the accompanying fever.


Contact: Chris Patterson

Release: JIS

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