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Local Philanthropist Bolsters Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force with Generous Television Donation

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#TurksandCaicosIslands, February 7, 2024 – In a display of goodwill and corporate-community partnership, Mr. Ken Adams generously donated a 55-inch LG UHD television to the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force.

The handing-over ceremony occurred on Wednesday, January 31st, 2024, at the Do It Center compound, Leeward Highway, Providenciales.

Attending the event were Superintendent of Divisions and Community Policing, Dwight Gardiner, Acting Inspector Kevin Clarke, and Police Constable Teran Spence.

Following the presentation, Superintendent Gardiner said: “This display of kindness from Mr Adams and his team is welcomed. Your generous donation is a vital support to our law enforcement efforts. On behalf of the Assistant Commissioner of Police, the RTCIPF expresses our heartfelt gratitude.”

The television will be utilized during officer training, briefings, and virtual sessions on Teams, Skype, and other platforms.

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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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