first_img Related Items:anthony smith, department of statistics, shirlen forbes Favorite things about TCI revealed in exit survey results Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 13 Nov 2014 – Countdown on now for the historic launch of the Department of Statistics website; expected to go live on Friday with information dating back to 1976. 11:30 It seems the constant inquiries by media and other community leaders drove the development of the website; Chief Statistician Shirlen Forbes extended an opportunity for media to offer suggestions for the site. 6:19 The designer and public relations man, Anthony Smith said the website will not only be extensively explanatory but loaded with pertinent data to improve news reporting and other decisions by and within the public and private sectors. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Recommended for you LABOUR MINISTER HON. D.SHANE GIBSON RESPONDS TO LATEST EMPLOYMENT FIGURESlast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Jul 2015 – The TCI delegation is nine strong and features some of the most outspoken personalities in the country. Dr. Edward Smith who hosts a radio talk show – The Real Solutions and Rev Courtney Missick, a farmer from Kew, North Caicos and TV show host, both say they see a greater opportunity to partner more firmly with Beaches in order to better tourism and other industries in the TCI. Missick was particularly vocal on agriculture and the lack of help he says he has received from government despite its touted plans to build the sector. “I am not here speaking on behalf of Beaches because they have helped me with my farm; but I am speaking on behalf of the potentials that I see Beaches could do in helping other people in the Turks and Caicos. Take for instance what they are doing here in Barbados, what they are trying to do for farmers the same thing can be done for farmers in the Turks and Caicos if only the government would only try to subsidize the farmers. I for one can testify that the government has not done anything for me when it comes to agriculture. Right now for me to be able to grow produce for Beaches, because of the present moment, I am supplying a few local stores there with produce. If I now decide to grow produce for Beaches; I need to expand, but how am I going to expand.”Both men had an opportunity to quiz the Barbadian Tourism Minister and James Paul, who is CEO of the Barbados Agriculture Society. Mr. Paul explained that Sandals currently takes 10 commodities, including cucumbers, from its farmers in an arrangement which began just this past February.Dr. Smith promises that he is making inquiries, as it is no secret he sometimes opposes Beaches Resort. Deandrea Hamilton: “Sometimes our relationships in Turks and Caicos gets strained with Sandals, what do you think we can do to smooth that out?”Dr. Smith: “Sandals is partner, most definitely a partner, and this trip shows us that not only is Sandals a partner in the Turks and Caicos but throughout the region; they need to accept the fact that they want to work with us and we should put in those efforts to make it work.” Barbados Prime Minister speaks to country ahead of Tropical Storm Dorian; said country is preparing for 6-12 feet storm surge Recommended for you Related Items:barbados, barbados agricultural society, beaches resort and spa, dr. edward smith, james paul, North caicos, rev. courtney missick, sandals, the real solutions Multi-millionaire Barbados businessmen arrested in $3m drug bust, yacht suspected in drug trafficking Stinky sargassum blamed for marine disaster; dolphins, flying fish and turtles trappedlast_img read more

first_img Related Items:#ChristiewastedbillionssaysFNM, #magneticmedianews, #whatwasVATmoneyspenton Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 31, 2017 – Nassau – They borrowed over $1.8 billion and that is where the VAT money really went were words by FNM Leader Hubert Minnis when he addressed followers last night at Arawak Cay; the crowd at the rally was described as massive.Minnis, the MP for Killarney said he understands why PM Perry Christie struggles to explain properly to the Bahamian people how the Value Added Tax money, pegged at $1.14 billion, was used because they wasted it.  He said,  “The PLP built no major infrastructure. Where the VAT money gone? They abandoned Grand Bahama and the Family Islands. Where the VAT money gone? They did not double the national investment in education as they promised. Where the VAT money gone? Roads across this island are filled with potholes and are in disrepair. Where the VAT money gone? If they get five more years, they will waste billions more.”Minnis said the PLP has resorted to false stories to discredit him, that the country cannot rely upon a man who falls asleep while speaking to investors – referring to PM Christie and talked about new ideas including a rent to own housing policy.#MagneticMediaNews#ChristiewastedbillionssaysFNM#whatwasVATmoneyspenton Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_img Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Related Items:bahamas, free nationaL MOVEMENT, Magnetic Media News, Opening of Parliament Bahamian music legend gunned down at home in Turks and Caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas May 24, 2017 While newly appointed senators and other government officials were guided by spirituality and solemnity during the Opening of Parliament today, members of the public were jubilant. As Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling read the Speech from the Throne outlining the policies of the newly elected Free National Movement (FNM), many in the audience cheered and applauded. While Prime Minister Hubert Minnis and others made their way to the ceremony, there was much hand-shaking and happy interaction with supporters.The message from the FNM was one of serious change as many new initiatives were proposed. The message was also a spiritual one as the church was called to play a meaningful role in government and in helping young people. Seriousness and spirituality were also emphasized in the remarks of Nassau Village MP Halson Moultrie, who was elected Speaker of the House. Moultrie called for punctuality, respect of office and took time out to give special recognition to those members of parliament who are ordained. He reminded the government of the  spiritual values in the constitution and asked that they be courteous to each other during debating.#MagneticMediaNews#OpeningofParliament Recommended for you Hurricane Jose Not A Threat to The Bahamas, For Nowlast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 27, 2017 – Providenciales – In the midst of preparing for one of the busiest seasons of the year, the Digicel team shifted their focus towards spending meaningful moments and spreading holiday cheer with the students from the Special Needs Association of Providenciales (SNAP) Center.As a community-centered organization, and one that believes in empowering the people of the Turks &Caicos Islands, the Digicel team was thrilled to be a part of the Christmas experience this year for these students.   All sixteen kids at the S.N.A.P. center were given gifts from Digicel for Christmas, including remote control monster trucks, Moana and Dora dolls, fragrance gift sets and much more.Commenting on the success of the outreach, Regional CEO for Digicel, Sinead O Marcaigh, said, “We all had a great time bringing the joy of Christmas to our little friends here.   At this special time of year, it is even more important for us to let them know that we still care.”The initiative is very dear to Marcaigh who shared, as “I’ve been working with children with special needs for over 30 years.  It was great to spend time with these children who are often forgotten.  Their smiles are genuine and they long to have a normal life like anyone else.  So I was more than glad to join the team and be part of making their Christmas a bit brighter.”In a hearty show of gratitude, the students treated the Digicel team to a few songs, showing off their musical prowess, followed by lots of hugs.  Their teachers received treats as a token of appreciation for their tireless work and dedication in ensuring that the students receive the best possible education and early stimulation.Press Release: Digicel Related Items:last_img read more

first_imgLeague Two club Cambridge United Football Club has announced the firing of manager Joe Dunne after seven months in charge.Cambridge United have managed just five wins in their 20 league games this season in League Two and are three points clear of the relegation zone, and the club decided to sack Dunne.Cambridge director of football Graham Daniels told the club’s website: “On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Joe for everything he has done for Cambridge United.”“It is never easy to part company with a head coach – particularly someone who has played a number of significant roles at the club over several years and for whom everyone at Cambridge has great affection and respect.“Results have however dictated the need for change. We believe we have the talent in this squad to be further up the table. While the team has shown its ability in patches during the season we have struggled to find consistency.“As a result, the board came to the conclusion that the team would benefit from a change of leadership.”Joe Dunne added: “Thank you to the club for the opportunity and I wish all the staff, the players and the fans of Cambridge United every success for the future.”last_img read more

first_imgAhead of the clash against Sevilla in Copa del Rey, manager Ernesto Valverde wanted to come out in Kevin Prince Boateng’s defense.FC Barcelona’s new transfer is a controversial one, Kevin Prince Boateng has a bad reputation and he even needed manager Ernesto Valverde to come out and defend him from critics on Tuesday.The Ghana international has always been involved in scandals that are directly related to his personal life, the man is very active outside of the pitch and he constantly is part of several tabloids for things that are completely unrelated to football.However, nobody has ever doubted of his skills as a football player and Barcelona signed him because of how good a forward he is.During his time at Las Palmas, it was clear that he was the major star in a modest squad and the manager from that club never had a single disciplinary problem with him.Manager Ernesto Valverde has been questioned about how controversial Boateng’s arrival is, he immediately responded by defending the player and reassuring everyone that the club doesn’t see those problems and only cares about the player’s quality.Something very similar happened with Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal at the start of the season, he did have some minor issues but they were quickly discarded by amazing performances.📡 Starting at 5.00pm CET, Ernesto Valverde’s press conference #CopaBarça👉 🔵🔴 #ForçaBarça— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 22, 2019The club expects the same from Kevin Prince, they know he is a colorful guy outside the pitch but they have no doubts that he agreed to play for Barcelona because he feels that he can help the squad improve this season.Valverde did mention other examples like Vidal when he was asked about Boateng, he also spoke a little bit about Munir’s exit from the club, a move that prompted Boateng’s arrival.“Since I’ve been here, all of them are controversial signings, and then…? said Valverde via Goal.“[About] Arturo Vidal, Paulinho, you talked a lot, with Arthur also, then he also gives us a great performance. Things always end up going well.”“The departure of Munir [El Haddadi] is a matter of the club, and we would like to have strikers in the team who score 15 goals, but that’s not been the case. Boateng arrives for a few months.”David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“He knows the trade, a player who, having made a career in other positions, now plays as a number nine, he knows La Liga and the role he is playing in.”“He was available, Munir left, the club thought he was the best option and I hope he helps us a lot.” “We trust in the presumption of innocence,” Valverde added.“We do not want to fight with him, but want him to help us and to score goals. In Las Palmas he had a great year.”👑 When the King meets the Prince 🤝@kingarturo23 & @KPBofficial— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 22, 2019The upcoming Copa del Rey match for FC Barcelona will be quite challenging, they won’t have Lionel Messi after Valverde decided to rest him for this match but they will have Kevin Prince Boateng.There is a major chance that the new arrival will make his debut for Barcelona at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, this will be the perfect opportunity for him to prove that he wants to succeed at FC Barcelona and he wants the club to execute that €8 million buyout clause by the end of the loan they made with Serie A’s Sassuolo.Barça’s upcoming calendar will be quite complicated as they play Sevilla on Wednesday, they travel to Girona for a Catalan Derby, then they receive Sevilla in the second leg of this Copa del Rey’s quarterfinal, then they play Valencia at Camp Nou, and they finally travel to San Mames to face Athletic Club Bilbao in La Liga.After all those very complicated matches, Barcelona plays against Real Valladolid in La Liga before traveling to France, where they will play against Olympique Lyonnais in the Champions League’s Round of 16.👀 Do you want to see how the team received @KPBofficial?📷🎥 👉 🔴🔵 #EnjoyPrince— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) January 22, 2019Which of the stories about Kevin Prince Boateng do you remember the most? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

first_img Sasha Foo, March 6, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Testimony continues in Coronado mansion wrongful death case Sasha Foo 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsTestimony continued Tuesday in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Rebecca Zahau.In July of 2011, Zahau’s naked body was found bound, gagged and hanging from the balcony of her boyfriend’s mansion in Coronado.Her family is disputing the official finding of suicide and is trying to convince a jury she was murdered.KUSI’s Sasha Foo was LIVE from the Hall of Justice with more. Posted: March 6, 2018last_img read more

first_imgRascal Flatts cancels concert at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in Chula Vista September 14, 2018 Posted: September 14, 2018 , CHULA VISTA (KUSI) — A Rascal Flatts concert scheduled for Friday evening at the Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in Chula Vista has been cancelled, the band announced.The band cancelled the show just three hours before it’s scheduled start time due to illness, Rascal Flatts said on Twitter. We’re so sorry to have to let you know that due to an illness in the band, we have to cancel tonight’s show in San Diego. Refunds are available at point of purchase.— Rascal Flatts (@rascalflatts) September 14, 2018Tickets refunds for the cancelled show are available at the point of purchase.Heavy traffic in the Chula Vista area is expected due to the concert cancellation. Categories: Entertainment, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_img May 17, 2019 Posted: May 17, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Circulate San Diego, Mayor of La Mesa and age-friendly community supporters recently released a new report, “Aging in San Diego.”The report details how San Diego jurisdictions can adapt to the growing senior population by becoming Age-Friendly Communities. The report also includes research on San Diego’s senior population and best practices that San Diego cities can adopt.“In honor of our older adult community, the City will be proclaiming the month of May as Older Americans Month in La Mesa,” said Mayor Mark Arapostathis of La Mesa. La Mesa is hosting public workshops to help the city develop its Age-Friendly Community Action Plan.Mayor Arapostathis also brought up the La Mesa Flag Day Parade on Saturday, June 1, 2019. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img La Mesa mayor on new age report and city events KUSI Newsroom Updated: 8:04 AMlast_img read more

first_imgWally Tharp capped a long campaign Wednesday morning at Vancouver Barracks with a flag raising.It was the same flag that has been flying at the Clark County Veterans War Memorial, but now it’s on a different pole — the pole that had been displaying the Washington state flag.Tharp, a 92-year-old World War II veteran, has long contended that the U.S. flag was being flown at a subservient position on the west side of the flag plaza.On Wednesday, Tharp — who lived at Vancouver Barracks as a youngster — was able to hoist the flag up the pole a few yards to the east. “It’s been 14 years,” Tharp said as he watched the Stars and Stripes ripple overhead.Tharp has been a frequent visitor in local classrooms, teaching students about flag etiquette. The American flag is always to the left of an observer facing the display, Tharp said.A lengthy discussion, which has included a decade of letters to the editor, offered differing views about what constituted the front of the memorial site.The war memorial, which honors Clark County personnel who have died since the Spanish American War, was dedicated in 1998.Vancouver Barracks was a U.S. Army installation back then; the Army transferred it to the National Park Service earlier this year.Greg Shine, chief ranger at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, gave Tharp a hand by bringing down all three flags at the memorial — including a POW/MIA banner — and unclipping them.last_img read more

first_imgFriends and family of Kori Fredericksen — Cassie Perkins, from left, Tammi Murphy, Marie Solares and Stephanie Dedmore — react to Dennis Wolter being found guilty of first-degree aggravated murder as the verdict was read in Judge Robert Lewis’ courtroom on Thursday. Here is a review of some of the week’s top stories and some news you may have missed, including a closer look at light rail in Portland, Wolter found guilty of murder, a missing naked woman, and running the marathon for good cause.A look back at some of the week’s top stories:Light rail: Blight or bliss?PORTLAND — Love it or hate it, light rail’s tracks are firmly embedded in plans for the Columbia River Crossing. But what will that mean for Vancouver?Opponents worry extending Portland’s MAX light rail line to Clark College will import crime and blight into downtown Vancouver. Proponents see light rail as key to addressing long-term transportation needs.Look at neighborhoods touched by Portland’s 27-year-old light rail system and some trends appear clear: property values climb when trains arrive. Others are hazier: crime has fallen in the neighborhoods near MAX, but there’s more crime on trains and at stations. And light rail is about more than just statistics. By spurring development of dense housing, transit brings renters into neighborhoods where homeowners have long dominated, boosts foot traffic on local streets, and changes the feel and composition of established communities.Read the full story here.Jury: Wolter guilty of murdering estranged girlfriendJurors found Dennis Wolter guilty Thursday of the first-degree aggravated murder of his estranged girlfriend, Kori Fredericksen, in May 2011.last_img read more

first_imgFire hollowed out a home in Vancouver’s Rose Village neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, displacing a woman and her two children.The fire was reported at 4:11 p.m. at 35161/2 S St. The house is one of three smaller, century-old homes on a deep, narrow lot.Brent Gorman, who lives across the lot, was inside his home when he heard a loud “pop.” He walked into his backyard and saw flames coming out of the bungalow next door.He called 911 and alerted surrounding neighbors, some of whom were unaware of the nearby blaze.About 16 firefighters with the Vancouver Fire Department and Fire District 6 arrived to find all but one room in the bungalow engulfed in flames, said Vancouver Battalion Chief Rick Steele. A neighbor was using his garden hose on his own home to keep the fire from spreading to it.The family was apparently not home at the time the fire broke out. According to county property records, the house is tiny — 472 square feet — and was built in 1900. Records list the landlords as George and Diane Wehking of Vancouver.It took a few minutes to knock down the main body of flames, but firefighters continued extinguishing hot spots through the early evening. Steele said the house is a total loss.last_img read more

first_imgo What: BirdFest 2013, a celebration of wildlife and Native American culture.o Where: Ridgefield. Birder’s Marketplace will be in the Ridgefield Community Center and on Mill Street. Bird demonstrations and children’s activities will be at Davis Park, 212 N. Main Ave. If the federal government is still shut down, activities at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge and Cathlapotle Plankhouse will move to Davis and Abrams parks in Ridgefield, and an updated event listing will be at Tours: Sandhill crane tours meet 15 minutes before departure at the Visitors Contact Station on the River “S” Refuge Unit. Wear weather-appropriate footwear and clothing in muted, neutral colors. Preregistration required at Tours will be rescheduled if the government is still shut down.o When: Main festival is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6, with events on Main and Mill streets. Sandhill crane tours begin at 5 p.m. Oct. 4 and repeat at 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. Oct. 5, and 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. Oct. 6. Bird language workshop is 3 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5.o Cost: Free for most events. $25 for sandhill crane tours. Suggested donation of $25 to $35 for bird language workshop; contact to register.o Information: or 360-887-4106.Visitors will find a lot of new activities to flock to at this weekend’s Birdfest in Ridgefield, even though bluegrass has gone the way of the dodo.last_img read more

first_imgFruit recall informationOn the Web:• For more information on the fruit recall, visit the Wawona Packing Co. website,• For more about listeria infection, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, you’ve purchased certain stone fruit from local Fred Meyer stores recently, you may be getting a phone call from the grocer alerting you to a product recall.Fred Meyer stores have been affected by a nationwide voluntary recall of certain lots of whole peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots (or plumcots). Fred Meyer customers who used their rewards cards and purchased any of the recalled fruit — identified by a price-lookup sticker containing “Sweet2Eat” on the fruit — between June 1 and July 20 are receiving automated calls this week, said Melinda Merrill, spokeswoman for Fred Meyer.Those customers also will find a message alerting them of the recall on their store receipts, Merrill said. The notification efforts began as soon as Fred Meyer learned it was affected by the recall, she said.On Saturday, Wawona Packing Co. in Cutler, Calif., issued a voluntary recall of certain lots of the pitted fruits after internal tests came back positive for listeria monocytogenes on two nectarines and one peach. The company hasn’t been able to determine how or where along the supply chain the problem occurred.last_img read more

first_imgRecent announcements of hotel and restaurant deals by the leader of a $1.3 billion commercial and residential redevelopment of Vancouver’s waterfront underscore the progress that’s being made on the long-planned project. However, that momentum also raises a question: Is an oil-by-rail transfer terminal, proposed less than 2 miles west of the 32-acre waterfront site, far less of a threat to the waterfront project than its developer, Barry Cain, has described in his previous public statements?The question arises after Cain, speaking during a panel discussion Thursday, said he’s inked a deal to build a 10-story hotel at the site and that it would begin construction in 2015. At least one restaurant has been signed and is expected to begin construction in 2015. A separate mixed-use building with retail, housing and office spaces also is in the works.Previously, Cain, president of Tualatin, Ore.-based Gramor Development, has said the oil terminal would either kill or severely curtail what he’s described as a “world-class” waterfront project, including restaurants, up to 3,300 residential units, office space, retail space, a hotel and a public park. Cain has cited multiple safety and other concerns, including a spate of explosive oil-train derailments in the U.S. and Canada.In a statement issued to The Columbian on Friday, Cain said the waterfront’s initial development won’t be as close to rail tracks as other phases. He also said he doubts the oil terminal — proposed by Tesoro Corp. and Savage Cos. to receive an average of 360,000 barrels of crude per day at the Port of Vancouver — will ever be built. He said it remains incompatible with the waterfront’s revitalization.last_img read more

first_imgSomething for the weekend: Could attractiveness to potential partners be deemed a new work perk? Online dating app Tinder has revealed the professions that prove most popular among UK daters, with lawyers and teachers earning the highest number of right swipes – or ‘yeses’ – on the app.The most appealing jobs for women to hold include teacher, dentist and speech pathologist, whereas men are likely to see more interest if they work as a lawyer, actor or creative director.The top 10 jobs that earn men the most right swipes are:LawyerActorCreative directorFlight attendantJournalistEntrepreneur or chief executive officerArchitectPersonal trainerTeacherDoctorThe top 10 jobs that earn women the most right swipes are:TeacherDentistSpeech pathologistInterior designerEvent plannerLawyerReal estate agentPersonal trainerRegistered nurseJournalistHere at Employee Benefits, we’re pleased that journalists feature in the top 10 for both sexes, though slightly miffed as to why it ranks lower down the list for women…last_img read more