SPPD gives clearer understanding of the new Consumer Price Index

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe Strategic Policy & Planning Department has issued a guide to give a clearer understanding of the new Consumer Price Index (CPI). The department says data collected from the CPI will help the government to make more informed decisions on the behalf of the people; like whether the country is experiencing inflation, deflation of stagflation. The brochure also aims to clear foreseen questions. The first batch of data is expected to be released by the end of December. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

Quick Turn Around of Illegal Migrants

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppAll but one illegal migrant who arrived on that overloaded wooden boat is gone back to Haiti. Government wasting no time repatriating the Haitians who were yesterday intercepted after being detected by the coastal radar. Minister Donhue Gardiner yesterday telling the Haitian government in a press release that they must do more to discourage these dangerous exploits… that boat was found taking on water when officials got to it, and two people had to be taken to hospital for treatment upon arrival at South Dock. The 82 migrants were immediately processed to ensure this swift turn around The lone migrant still here is the one who tried to escape during interception at sea, and is hospitalized for treatment of that leg wound. Related Items:donhue gardiner, turks caicos immigration PDM Chairman says North & Middle Caicos MP ignorant of law, fails to remove voters Nearly 1000 Participate in Immigration Bill Consultations Recommended for you Baptist Union President Makes Recommendation on Status and Immigration Billslast_img read more

DR Community gather to organize search for missing 26 year old Sorineida

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe Dominican Community gathered at a site which is usually for their joyous festivities, today though the mood was somber as those from the DR living in the Turks and Caicos aimed to organize to assist police in their search for 26 year old Sorineida Arias.  Magnetic Media was on the scene near the down town ball park, where Dominicans were visibly upset and understandably concerned as this is the second case of a missing woman from their community for the year.“I hope the evidence now comes for true.  The only thing I need is justice, for every Dominican they kill up here for nothing, like maybe some people believe the Dominican is dog or whatever, that’s not true.  Plenty Dominican come up here to work hard.” – member of DR Community“We are now planning how we’re going to conduct the search, where we are gonna go, and how we’re going to do it, that’s what we’re gonna do now.  That search will be based on assumptions that we may have, that we are trying to put together to see how it will go.” – Edwin HernandezSorineida Arias went missing on Sunday July 10  and was last seen around 4 a.m at her home in Five Cays.   The first young woman was found in bushes in North West Point Provo; also 26, it was Uneira Veras who was found dead on April 23rd at Pirate’s Cove; her murder remains unsolved. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

TCI Recognizes World Diabetic Day

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 14, 2016 – Monday November 14th the world observes World Diabetes Day.  This year’s theme is “Eye on Diabetes” and is as timely as any point of focus on this non communicable chronic disease.   It is noted worldwide that half of the people who are living with diabetes remain untested and undiagnosed.  This would mean that in any one place the number of people who have been screened and are aware of their condition represent only half of the community who are actually living with diabetes.  This is a dangerous figure generally, yet when put in the context of our society it paints an even grimmer picture.Diabetes is basically of two types, namely type one and type two.  Type one occurs in less than ten percent of people diagnosed and sets in early in life, often in children or teens.  Type two is the more prevalent and happens during adulthood.  The body either doesn’t have enough insulin produced or is unable to use it effectively.  Insulin regulates our blood sugar levels and keeps our body’s internal environment at a balanced level so we function without damaging our cells.Our numbers currently show that we have diagnosed some 1506 people living with diabetes.  Yet according to the calculation made before it means that we are actually looking at numbers closer to 3012. Due to the nature of diabetes which maintains either abnormally high or abnormally low blood sugar levels, there is tissue damage which takes place that changes one’s life in a very permanent way.  Many who are diabetic experience partial or complete loss of vision, loss of limps, liver and even kidney damage.  The longer it takes to diagnose the condition the longer we can have damage done to our bodies that may be irreversible.Our goal must be to keep an eye on diabetes by taking the steps we know that will diagnose early, help those diagnosed to treat with the condition effectively and effectively manage once a plan has been developed.  For those who believe that it’s inevitable because they have had a family history of it, we urge even greater vigilance.  Though there are links to hereditary factors that point to likelihood, it’s not an absolute and inevitable condition.  With proper screening to detect, proper diet to keep our health in check and maintenance of exercise and good activity levels we can avoid, or stave off diabetes for a long time.Join with us as we observe world diabetes day and keep the focus on keeping our community well taken care of.  Let’s live a healthier lifestyle that keeps the ability to avoid this debilitating condition or treat with it once detected early well within our grasp.  Encourage family members and friends to stay vigilant and supportive as we keep an eye on diabetes.For further information on diabetes contact the clinic nearest you or your Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit on 3382772.last_img read more

The International Ocean Institute IOI – Danielle De St Jorre Scholarship

first_imgThe IOI Danielle De St. Jorre scholarship is offered annually to one woman from a Small Island Developing State with the aim of improving knowledge of the subject through relevant training or university studies. The scholarship was established in memory of the late Danielle de St. Jorre, Minister of Foreign Affairs for her invaluable contribution to her country and the world at large during her short life. The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNova Scotia, Canada, December 22, 2016 – The Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Heritage & Culture hereby informs the general public of the exciting opportunity for one (1) woman who is involved and passionate in marine related research activities, to apply for the annual IOI Danielle De St. Jorre scholarship. Recommended for youcenter_img Application deadline is 29th January 2017.   Attached hereto is additional information on the scholarship.   Further information can also be found at internationaloceaninstitute.dal.ca/training.html. #MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianewslast_img read more

One dies in Nassau accident speed and no seat belt

first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you Speed was certainly a factor, but the men were also said to not be wearing their seat belts.  #MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianewscenter_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 13, 2017 – Severe head trauma is what police say likely killed the passenger in that Saturday early evening accident at the JFK and Westridge round about in Nassau.  Two were in the 1997 Geo Tracker, a lone car crash where officers investigating believe the driver for some reason plowed through the roundabout and slammed into two signs  that did major damage to the car, caused the driver to be ejected from the car and saw his passenger pronounced dead on the scene.  The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

A murder suspect has been gunned down murder toll up to 70

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, murder Bahamas Police takes 10 to court for murders and other crimes, including a couple for cruelty to a child Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 3rd 2017 – Nassau – The latest homicide has now taken the country’s murder toll to 70 for the year. 33-year-old, Valentino Ferguson, a murder suspect himself, who was out on bail, was found dead in Nassau street near Meadow street on Friday night. Police reports state that around 10pm, the man was found with multiple gunshot wounds to the body in front of New Oriental Cleaners in Nassau. Detectives then blocked off a portion of the Nassau street and combed the area for clues.Despite Assistant Commissioner of Police, Clayton Fernander confirming that the deceased was being electronically monitored, and the victim was found in the busy intersection of Nassau, no suspects were taken into custody. No motive for the shooting has been identified either. Police investigations are continuing.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews Worst fears as a tourist is murdered in Providenciales; ten homicides for 2019 Freeport Man Killed in ‘The Ghetto’, Homicide Count Now At 100last_img read more

Fortis Update Initial Assessment of Damage from Hurricane Irma

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 9, 2017 – Providenciales – FortisTCI has begun the process of assessing the impact of Hurricane Irma and the damages to our Transmission and Distribution assets, generation facilities and support infrastructure.  We are diligently planning for restoration of services and returning the Company to normal operation in the quickest possible time.Over 500 Poles DamagedBased on preliminary estimates, FortisTCI has sustained extensive damage to its transmission and distribution network.  About 500 poles have been damaged or destroyed across Providenciales.  At this time, FortisTCI is working to get members of our senior operations team to the Sister Islands to assess the damage to our assets in these service territories.Damage Assessment in Sister IslandsYou will receive a further update as soon as assessments are completed on Grand Turk, South Caicos, Salt Cay, North Caicos and Middle Caicos.While we cannot, at this early stage, estimate how long restoration efforts will take, FortisTCI would like to  assure everyone that we are putting everything in place to get to work as soon as possible.Coming Soon….Additional Work Crews from Fortis Inc.Crews from Fortis Inc. are already mobilized to join us here in the TCI as soon as the airport is re-opened and they are able to  land.  Some 58 persons will join us from FortisCB; FortisAlberta: FortisOntario, Maritime Electric and Newfoundland Power.  Later on, other crews from Fortis Inc’s US-based utilities will join the restoration efforts.We encourage you to keep checking our Facebook page for more updates as we begin restoration efforts.Press Release: FortisTCI Related Items:last_img read more

Police Investigates Illegal Boat Landing 12 illegals caught

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 18, 2018 – Providenciales – The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force is investigating the landing of an illegal Haitian sloop, in the Five Cays Area.  The incident occurred sometime between six and seven a.m. Thursday, January 18th, 2018.  The total number of suspected migrants are not known at this time, however the Police along with Immigration Officials were able to apprehend 12 migrants.Officers are currently conducting a search of the surrounding areas.  Anyone with information on this illegal landing, are asked to contact 911 or crime stoppers at 1-800-TIPS.Press Release: RT&CIPFPhoto: File photo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img

Irish journalist says ONeill was sensitive to criticism

first_imgFormer Republic of Ireland manager clashed many times with RTÉ football correspondent Tony O’Donoghue while he was in charge of the national teamManager Martin O’Neill coached the Republic of Ireland from 2013 until today.He tried to deliver results in five years, failing to qualify for the FIFA World Cup.The only upside was he took Ireland to a victory against world champions Germany in 2016.But after his departure, RTÉ football correspondent Tony O’Donoghue talked about how he was too sensitive.Emile Heskey, LiverpoolReport: Former Liverpool striker Heskey reveals all George Patchias – September 10, 2019 Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey reveals all in his new book.In Heskey’s new book “Even Heskey Scored,” serialised in the Guardian, the player talks,…“He’s a man who is sensitive to criticism and that’s just not to me or to RTE, but I mean, recently we haven’t had the live rights and I’ve seen him take offense to other reporters as well,” O’Donoghue said.“Right back through his career, when he was a player with Nottingham Forest, people would write letters to the local newspaper and he would take note of them and at the end of a good season with Nottingham Forest, he would write back to them.”“So he bears grudges and did not enjoy or take criticism, I suppose none of us take criticism lightly,” he added.“Again, that’s another reason he was determined, I would say, to stay on and improve or leave a better legacy in his wake as Republic of Ireland manager.”last_img read more

Balboa Parks Food Truck Fridays

first_img Mark Mathis, Mark Mathis Categories: Local San Diego News, Weather FacebookTwitter Kick off your summer weekends in style every Friday evening at Balboa Park’s hottest after-hours event. Visitors of all ages can enjoy live entertainment while eating gourmet dishes from a rotating selection of more than a dozen food trucks parked on the Plaza de Panama and El Prado walkway.Now in its third year, Food Truck Fridays is a program of the Balboa Park Conservancy in partnership with the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department. June 15, 2018center_img Updated: 11:00 PM Balboa Park’s Food Truck Fridays Posted: June 15, 2018last_img

ASA Announces Details of 1 Billion Foreign Concessional Sale and Donation Program

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) announced the details of its proposed $1 billion concessional sale and donation program for soybeans, soybean meal, soybean oil, soy flour, isolated soy protein, textured vegetable protein, functional and non-functional soy protein concentrates and textured soy protein concentrates. A comprehensive list of recipient countries, quantities, and products for concessional sales and donations was jointly presented today by ASA and the National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) to Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman.ASA President Mike Yost, a soybean producer from Murdock, Minn., said, “ASA leaders met with Secretary Glickman in Washington on March 16 to present our ideas for utilizing Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) funds for a purchase and donation program that could help alleviate a disastrous decline in prices and soybean producer income. The Secretary showed a great deal of interest in our proposal, and asked that we provide specific recommendations for USDA to consider.”NOPA Chairman William Campbell said, “Concessional sales and donations provide needed relief today while helping build new markets for tomorrow. We are pleased to join with ASA in submitting this list of countries that can greatly benefit from these sales and donations. To provide humanitarian relief and to strengthen the soybean industry, we urge the Secretary to act quickly in moving this program forward.”With soybean prices predicted to reach a 30-year low this fall and soybean stocks projected at the highest level ever, a soy-specific purchase and donation program will assist the most needy countries in the world with much needed food aid while helping to improve prices paid to farmers for their soybeans.”We believe that decisive and prompt action must be taken by the Administration to bolster demand,” Yost said. “We believe USDA can use Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act authority and various concessional sale and donation programs to move quickly to implement this soy initiative.”ASA and NOPA propose that this large-scale commodity assistance and market development program be initiated immediately and implemented over the next two years. The associations anticipate that this program will create viable and maintainable opportunities that government and private sector participants can continue to develop in future years. This program would be conducted using CCC Charter Act and Section 416(b) authorities, similar to the purchase and donation initiative implemented for wheat last year, and humanitarian assistance under P.L.480 (the Food for Peace Program).Yost said, “We are very aware of the potential harmful effects that large donation packages can have on U.S. commercial exports and on domestic agricultural industries in countries that receive aid packages. In developing this list, we have sought guidance from several commercial entities and industry associations, which have proposed many of the concessional and donation tonnages we are recommending. Our goal has been to craft a concessional sale and donation package that maximizes the positive impact on U.S. soybean and product prices while minimizing displacement of commercial sales.”ASA and NOPA believe the domestic and international benefits of this assistance will:Provide the United States with a unique opportunity to assist the most needy countries in the world with much needed food aid.Maintain and reconstruct markets for soybeans and soy products that were either diminished or lost as a result of the recent global financial crisis.Help develop new long-term markets for soybeans and soy products, including newly developed soy protein isolates and concentrates.Ensure political and economic stability for many of the recipient countries.Support U.S. employment and economic activity through the processing, handling, and transportation of the soy products included in the package.Support consumption of soybeans, soybean meal, and soy oil in order to assist farmers.Yost said, “We look forward to working with the Department of Agriculture, private voluntary organizations, and industry to create and implement this program of humanitarian assistance and market development.”last_img read more

First Steps Taken on Biodiesel Trade Case

first_imgThe U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) held a staff conference last week in Washington, D.C. as part of its preliminary determination phase in response to the petition filed by the National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition.  As part of the staff conference, petitioners and opponents presented testimony and answered questions from the ITC staff regarding the petition’s allegations that imports from Argentina and Indonesia are violating U.S. trade laws by flooding the U.S. market with dumped and subsidized biodiesel. The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) presented testimony, along with representatives of several U.S. biodiesel companies. Parties opposing the petition, including importers and producers of Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel also presented testimony and responded to the ITC staff’s questions. The staff conference is one of the initial steps in the ITC investigation, which is expected to issue a preliminary decision in early May.Also last week, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a notice that it is formally initiating its antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. The Commerce Department found that the National Biodiesel Fair Trade Coalition petitions demonstrated sufficient industry support to initiate the investigations. The Commerce Department also indicated that, “…based on the data provided by the petitioner, there is reason to believe that imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less-than-fair value.”The estimated dumping margins listed in the notice are 26.54 percent for Argentina and 28.11 percent for Indonesia. If the ITC issues a preliminary determination that there is a reasonable indication that imports from Argentina and/or Indonesia are materially injuring or threatening material injury to the U.S. industry, the Commerce Department’s investigation will proceed according to statutory and regulatory time limits. Based on those requirements, preliminary determinations from the Commerce Department are expected in August 2017 for the CVD claims and October 2017 for the AD claims. Affirmative determinations there will move the petition to the final determination phase.The American Soybean Associations (ASA) has communicated its support for the petition and will be actively monitoring the proceedings and providing input and support for the U.S. biodiesel industry as the process moves forward.last_img read more

Micro earthquake shakes Amboyarea residents

first_imgA magnitude 2.7 earthquake shook the Amboy area at 12:51 p.m. Wednesday.The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network described the event as “a micro earthquake” that occurred at a depth of about 7 miles.It was centered about 3 miles northeast of Amboy and 4 miles north of Yacolt.“It was felt by a number of people in the Amboy area,” said Bill Steele, spokesman for the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network.In addition to operating a seismograph network in Washington and Oregon, the Seattle-based center also has a “Did you feel it?” link on its website (http://www.pnsn.org/welcome.html).“About 25 people have been online filling out a ‘felt’ report,” Steele said late Wednesday afternoon. Responders described it as between weak and light, “but they still definitely noticed it.”The quake occurred in an area of tectonic weakness, Steele said, but he made sure to add: “It was not related to the Mount St. Helens system.”Areas of stress off the Pacific Coast get a lot of blame for regional jolts, but Wednesday’s quake 22 miles north-northeast of Vancouver was more likely a result of geologic forces in California, Steele said.“Yosemite is moving north at 11 millimeters a year, and there is quite a bit of north-south compression.”Whatever the cause, Steele said, “This is always a good reminder to check your family’s plan, to make sure you have food and water to last a week.”last_img read more

Money star power await Obama on tour

first_imgSEATTLE — President Barack Obama sounded a nostalgic personal note Sunday night and offered a rare self-assessment while criticizing congressional Republicans as an “impediment” to governing during the start of a West Coast fundraising tour for the Democratic Party.Obama told donors the sight of Mt. Rainier illuminated by a setting sun was particularly special because it reminded him of his mother, who attended high school in the Seattle area. “I feel the spirit of my mom,” he said.He also attempted to contrast himself with Republicans who control the House of Representatives, saying they are “more focused on positioning themselves for the next election.”“I’m not a particularly ideological person,” he said, adding he still is passionate about giving people a fair shake, about the environment, and working for peace and national security. “But I’m pretty pragmatic about how we get there.”Money, star power and Hollywood awaited the president on this trip, which featured a bit of official business, but mostly fundraising for a Democratic Party eager to go on offense after a politically debilitating two months.last_img read more

Youth worker arrested on suspicion of child sex abuse

first_imgA youth worker who volunteered at two Vancouver churches was arrested Sunday on suspicion of child sex abuse, and police are asking to speak with anyone who might have information about him. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office was alerted on Saturday to the alleged sex abuse. A family member of Christopher Joseph Gonzales, 44, of Vancouver said Gonzales had abused children at her home on several occasions since 2008, according to the sheriff’s office. The alleged victims include three girls as young as 5 years old, the sheriff’s office said. Detectives with the agency’s Child Abuse division learned that Gonzales had volunteered since 2010 at the Crossroads Community Church in Vancouver and since early this year at the Freedom Community Church, which holds Sunday services at Salmon Creek Elementary School, according to its website. On Sunday, Gonzales was booked into the Washington County Jail on suspicion of nine counts of first-degree sexual abuse. His bail was set at $750,000. Anyone who might have more information about Gonzales is asked to call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 503-846-2500.last_img read more

SKYCITY signs construction agreement for Adelaide Casino expansion

first_imgSKYCITY Entertainment Group has signed a construction agreement with Hansen Yuncken for the AU$330 million redevelopment and expansion of Australia’s Adelaide Casino.The agreement with the leading building contractor covers a 27-month construction period from the date of commencement and includes incentives for the project to be completed on time. RelatedPosts SkyCity offloads Auckland carpark concession for NZ$220 million SkyCity sees 900 New Zealand casino workers strike for second straight weekend In a filing with the Australian Securities Exchange, SKYCITY said that 90% of construction costs were fixed as part of the contract with the remaining 10% represented by provisional sums, such as fit-out and FF&E, within SKYCITY’s control. Main construction work is set to begin before the end of the year with completion expected in the first half of 2021.The expanded Adelaide Casino will include a 123 room all-suite boutique hotel, restaurants, bars and cafés, function space for 750 people, a 1,500 space car park and improved back-of-house facilities. Load More Bad luck can’t stop SKYCITY from upward surge in FY19last_img read more

Bill banning Macau workers visiting casinos approved

first_img 70% of Macau gaming market driven by 400,000 premium players: brokerage Load More Macau’s Legislative Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill banning local casino workers from entering Macau casinos outside of working hours.As previously reported by Inside Asian Gaming, the bill targets employees working in a range of positions in Macau casinos including dealers and EGM workers, cleaners, security personnel, cashiers and even some public relations staff and junket workers. Those employees will only be allowed to enter casinos on the first three days of the Lunar New Year and for work-related activities such as training. RelatedPosts 10,000 Chinese citizens flee Sihanoukville in days after Cambodian online gaming directive: report Sihanoukville authorities threaten legal action against 10 building owners over demolition orders Law No. 10/2012 won’t officially come into effect until late 2019 or early 2020, with the government offering operators and employees 12-months to prepare for enforcement of the new law after it is officially announced. It is estimated to cover around 52,000 Macau casino employees.The bill, which was provisionally approved in July, is aimed at curbing problem gambling among casino employees. It was revealed by the Deputy Director of Macau’s Social Affairs Bureau, Hoi Wa Pou, earlier this year that around 30% of all individuals who ask for assistance in dealing with a gambling problem work in the casino industry.Workers found to be in a casino outside of work hours would face fines of between MOP$1,000 and MOP$10,000, however there are still some questions being asked as to exactly how effectively the law can be enforced. Lawmakers have previously suggested everything from facial recognition technology to random ID checks as the most likely method.last_img read more