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Clement Howell High School are Double TCISS Inter-High Boys Basketball Champions 2023/24 



Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, February 6, 2023 – Two years in a row, the Clement Howell High School (CHHS) have dominated the TCISS Inter-High Boys Basketball Championships, losing zero games all season. The Championship weekend took place February 2-3, 2024.

The season lasted four months starting in November, splitting thirteen schools into Groups A and B.

The Semi-final 1 saw Clement Howell High School (CHHS) Eagles meet the British West Indies Collegiate (BWIC) Spartans for the first time this season as they were in separate groups. The Eagles flew to a 40-point lead by the end of the game, winning 94 – 54. In Semi-final 2, HJ Robinson High School (HJRHS) Stallions also met the Wesley Methodist School for the first time this season, winning the game 62 – 46.

Leading up to the semi-finals, the Stingrays had only lost one game which was to the Eagles. The Stallions had also remained undefeated all season until they finally faced CHHS. This tumultuous game resulted in a blowout in CHHS’ favour 103 – 62.

The third-place playoff game between WM Stingrays and BWIC Spartans was arguably the game of the night. This game went into double overtime, with BWIC edging over the Stingrays in the result of 82 – 80.

All teams fought to the finish, wearing their school’s name with pride. We look forward to next year’s Championships where all teams will have CHHS on their sights to dethrone.

 TCISS Inter-High Basketball Championship 2023/24 Awardees

1st Place – Clement Howell High School

2nd Place – HJ Robinson High School

3rd Place – British West Indies Collegiate

2023/24 Season Awards

Most Steals – Emrike Daceus (CHHS)

Most Assists – Emrike Daceus (CHHS)

Most Rebounds – Dumsele Poteinsky (WM)

Most Blocks – Dumsele Poteinsky (WM)

Most Points – Allison Almonte (EHS)

Player of the Conference Pool A – Samuel Harvey (BWIC)

Player of the Conference Pool B – Dumsele Poteinsky (WM)

Championship Game Awards

CHAMPIONSHIP MVP – Dashawn Lightbourne (CHHS)

Upcoming events in the Turks and Caicos Islands School Sports (TCISS) 2023/24 Sport Schedule

  1. Inter-High Track and Field Development Meets (Distance & Jumps) – February 10, 2024 (National
  2. Inter-High Track and Field Development Meets (Sprints & Throws) – February 17, 2024 (National Stadium, Providenciales)
  3. TCISS Inter-High School Track and Field Championships – February 29 – March 2, 2024 (National Stadium, Providenciales)
TCISS Inter-Primary School Track and Field Championships – March 19-21, 2024 (National Stadium, Providenciales)The full TCISS event schedule, standings and further updates can be found on the TCI Sports Commission’s website

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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Washington MISICK challenged, and holds onto Leadership of the PNP



#TurksandCaicos, February 24, 2024 – Magnetic Media can report that WASHINGTON MISICK has emerged and remains LEADER of the governing Progressive National Party.It has been a contentious battle today at the PNPs National General Congress (NGC) for party leadership with interest coming from: Jas Walkin, the party’s 2021 campaign manager who this week publicly withdrew his bid; Dameko Dean, former Wheeland candidate who had published an article revealing his quest to lead the PNP and E Jay Saunders who today unsuccessfully challenged MISICK for the role.Saunders has tried for leader before and has served as the party’s deputy leader, at the pleasure and selection of Washington Misick since June 2019.The run for party leader was a risky maneuver by Saunders, son of former PNP Party leader and Chief Minister Norman Saunders.Delegates cast votes, giving E Jay Saunders 58 votes and Washington Misick 88. The elder statesman convincingly retaining delegates’ confidence.It is also reported that, based on the PNP Constitution, Saunders needed 70% support from delegates in a preliminary run off.  He was unable to secure that much backing.A constitutional motion to change the selection process of the deputy leader to a delegate vote reportedly failed.It is therefore unclear what the immediate future, politically is for Saunders whose party and government roles are hinged on Washington Misick’s prerogative to have him or someone else in these posts.However Misick is already promoting a strict focus on uniting the party following the NGC meeting held at the Shore Club.

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TCI Community College staff struck and robbed, another chased in car by attackers



Dana Malcolm

Staff Writer 


#TurksandCaicos, February 23, 2024 – Attacks against several of its staff members last week have forced the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College to reassess its security.

“The college is robustly ending in immediate steps to review and reinforce our campus security protocols,” said a February 16 letter to staff seen by Magnetic Media.

The letter puts the date of the incidents as February 15th at one of its Providenciales campuses.

In the first,  a male member of staff was attacked and his car stolen after he left a meeting. When Magnetic Media queried police about the event, they released additional details of the robbery.

We were told around 9:15 pm, Thursday February 15, a 39-year-old male and his colleagues were leaving the TCI Community College Campus, Princess Drive, Providenciales, when a group of men surrounded his vehicle.

The man, noticing that one of the men had stopped at the rear of the vehicle, approached him to investigate and was struck on the head. In the immediate aftermath, the assailants escaped in the victim’s car, leaving the TCICC staff member injured at the scene.

The victim was transported to the Cheshire Hall Medical Center by police officers, and up until news production time, the car had not yet been recovered.

Following this incident, the Community College also revealed that a car chase had taken place.

A female member of staff this time, was chased down by suspected criminals as she left the campus. The employee managed to outdrive the people pursuing her and arrive safely at her destination, but she was described as shaken.

Now both, police officers and campus administration are urging residents to remain vigilant, especially when heading into their cars at night.

Safety tips that can help residents avoid attack, robbery, injury, or worse include:

  • Stay alert when heading to your vehicle; don’t be distracted by your phone; pay attention to your surroundings.
  • if you see anything or anyone suspicious, do not investigate on your own; go back and get a security guard or similar personnel to assist.
  • Have your keys ready in your hands before approaching your car, so you can enter the safety of your vehicle immediately.

The police have not yet arrested anyone for the robbery attack against the employee.

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Royal TCI Police share CAREER DAY Highlights



#TurksandCaicos, February 23, 2024 – On Thursday, 8th February 2024, between 9 am – and 2 pm, the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force attended a Career Day event at the Enid Capron Primary School, Five Cays, Providenciales.

Under the theme “Be aware, choose a career”, the RTCIPF showcased the many career options available in policing.

Members of the Community Policing Unit, Safeguarding and Public Protection, Anti-Gang and Drugs Unit, Marine Branch, Traffic Enforcement, Air Support Unit and Mechanical Department were present.  Officers answered questions posed by the young, impressionable minds.

Insp Ensa Wilson lectured students on various topics, including: “Good Touch, Bad Touch”, alerting adults to inappropriate situations and the importance of calling 911.

Students were asked questions following the lecture and were given RTCIPF tokens.

Sgt. Kavin Mars, along with PC Fitzlewis McDonald and Kiyon Doughty of the Anti Gang and Drug Unit, freestyled “Don’t Huff, Don’t Puff, Don’t Do That Stuff” and warned students of the dangers –health and legal – of using drugs.

Superintendent (Community Policing and Divisions) Dwight Gardiner commended the school’s initiative and applauded the representation of officers present.

Supt. Gardiner said: “Career Days often highlight the importance of community policing and underscore law enforcement’s vital role in fostering trust, collaboration, and safety within neighbourhoods.

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