New Town Meeting date for Building height increase

first_img RitzCarlton sets up signs for 12-storey on Grace Bay Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 27 Jul 2015 – It was postponed last Wednesday night, that public town hall meeting to discuss the proposal of a five story height increase for Provo. The government says this move to increase building height and density to 12 storeys is to boost “economic benefit, job growth, and stimulation of the construction industry, auxiliary services and tourism related businesses.”Originally, the Administration and Planning Department were soliciting electronic comments; that was criticized and our efforts to get an update on the feedback netted nothing. Now, the town hall meeting is again announced with a new date on Wednesday August 5 at the Gus Lightbourne Gym at 7pm. Still there is that option to make a written representation in email at or you can drop off your view to the office of the Premier between 8am and 4:30pm.As for how high the proposal wants to take the resort development and others in future; “the recommended building height increase is 12 stories (up to a maximum of 140 feet) as opposed to seven stories (up to a maximum of 90 feet).” Related Items:12 storey, Administration and Planning Department, gus lightbourne gym, town hall meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Science Fair open to public viewing by noon Recommended for you Town Hall Meeting for Building Heights at gym later todaylast_img read more

Police Update on Gilley Haitian Captures

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 13, 2017 – In an update to Magnetic Media, Police say there are no suspects as yet in the investigation of the shooting and wounding of former Premier Galmo Williams on Superbowl Sunday and that they are actively, right now on an island wide manhunt for illegal migrants.The tactical unit is employed in the searches.#MagneticMediaNews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Recommended for youlast_img read more

Parents Students Welcome Swiss Educators

first_img The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, February 28, 2017 – Nassau – With a population of eight million and no natural resources, Switzerland turned its attention to education, became a world leader and last week opened the doors to more Bahamians benefiting from the unique Swiss education experience when educators from some of the country’s most elite schools met with teachers, counselors, parents and students in Nassau.“We received such a warm welcome everywhere we went,” said Tanya Espinosa Feuz, the Nassau-based volunteer representative of SwissLearning, an association of one dozen leading boarding schools and hospitality training institutes.  “The level of interest among Bahamian parents was great and demonstrated how much emphasis parents in The Bahamas place on providing the best education possible for their children especially if that education offers an opportunity for broader exposure to other languages and cultures.” Recommended for you At Windsor Academy where more than 150 students attended an assembly to learn more about what Swiss schools offered, questions ranged from how close they were to good ski slopes to whether you could study coding and robotics.   For the visiting educators, Windsor was an eye-opener.   When they asked students if they knew someone who went to boarding school, nearly every hand in the room shot up.“Parents want the best for their children and if that means one year or more away to prepare them for university, they will often sacrifice to make sure that their daughter or son gets that experience and preparation,” said Espinosa-Feuz.According to Nathalie Eynard of Le Rosey in Rolle, Switzerland – known as the School of Kings — diversity is key whether in places of origin or area of study.“We have 68 nationalities represented,” Eynard told students. “And at any given time, we have an average of 50 in every grade level. Most importantly, it is not simply where students are from that creates the experience, but that we provide an atmosphere for them to decide and focus on what they really want to do whether that is making movies or studying law.”International exposure and friendships are a major component adding to the appeal of a Swiss education, with former students from The Bahamas saying they have kept in touch for decades and the friends they made during their days in Switzerland have opened many doors.For high school students who look to Switzerland for at least a part of their education, spending a gap year – the year between finishing high school and starting college – offers the opportunity to improve college entrance exam performance while discovering what they want to study as they move forward. Gap year and hotel management programs place emphasis on a few key features — learning other languages, work experience and trips to destinations as distant as Africa to participate in charitable endeavors.   Languages are a vital part of every curriculum, including month-long summer camps at several of the boarding schools.SwissLearning founder Christophe Xavier Clivaz told students that one of the greatest benefits of a Swiss education is to “find a talent you never knew you had but once you find it, it can now change your life.”Students whistled appreciatively when they heard Switzerland ranked as the most innovative country in the world.   But they also wanted to know along with languages, academics and hospitality, what sports were offered and which schools were in the best skiing areas.“We have skiing, at some of the schools every day,” said Clivaz. “We have cricket on ice, ice hockey, mountaineering, climbing, hiking, sailing on lakes, we have just about every sport there is except scuba diving because the one thing we don’t have is coral reefs.”During their whirlwind trip, Swiss educators paid a courtesy call on Governor General Lady Marguerite Pindling, met with Ministry of Education officials Monique Hinsey and Reginald Saunders, visited several schools and hosted a presentation and reception at Old Fort Bay Club that drew more 120 persons.#MagneticMediaNewscenter_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

CDB Launches New Integrated Risk Management Project

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 26, 2017 – Providenciales – The CDB intends to explore options to support the expansion of the CCRIF- SPC (The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility)- this coming from CDB President Dr. Warren Smith. The company, he states, has proven to be an extremely cost-effective risk transfer vehicle in the Caribbean.The CDB has plans to launch a new integrated sovereign risk management project that Mr. Smith says will “greatly enhance the countries’ ability to take account of the full spectrum of risks that they face and to make the appropriate adjustments to their risk management strategies.”“We’re very pleased to be partnering with CCRIF-SPC on this ground-breaking initiative.” Mr. Smith added.The CEO of CCRIF-SPC Isaac Anthony said that sovereign risk management at the national level considers risk beyond natural disasters and catastrophes.He continued, stating “CCRIF proposes that governments in the region take a more modern approach to risk management. This Project is a call to action, it will impact the way we live now and shape the lives of generations yet to come.”Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility Segregated Portfolio Company (CCRIF SPC) is an insurance company headquartered in the Cayman Islands. The CCRIF has helped many countries in the Caribbean with risk management. It’s first payout was made to the government of the Turks and Caicos Islands in response to damage from Hurricane Ike in 2008.#magneticmedianews#cdbriskmanagementproject Related Items:#cdbriskmanagementproject, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

Davis rejects FNM Budget says has no vision

first_img Related Items:#DavisrejectsFNMbudget, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 20, 2017 – Nassau –  The budget gets a no vote from the Member for Cat Island, San Salvador and Rum Cay, Philip Davis who said the FNM Administration presented a budget without vision which he will not endorse.Davis, who is the Opposition’s leader in the House of Assembly explained that the PLP charted a strong coarse for economic growth which was only waylaid by hurricanes Joaquin and Matthew.Brave also accused the FNM fiscal plan of removing strong revenue earners in order for tax breaks to be extended to the wealthy.   Davis said the tax cuts make no sense, if the cupboard, as the Finance Minister claims is truly bare.#MagneticMediaNews#DavisrejectsFNMbudget Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

PM Minnis addressed Bahamas comprehensive update in preparation for hurricane

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#HurricaneIrma, magneticmedia #Metoo-movement-type complaint, now investigation of high-ranking TCI Police Officer opened Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 5, 2017 – Nassau – Government is right now speaking to the nation via the media in a press conference called at the Office of the Prime Minister from 6:30pm.  Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis will speak to the nation as we brace for catastrophic #HurricaneIrma.    Never before has the world seen a tropical system this powerful, at news production time, Irma was with 185mph winds – just unprecedented.The storm is so frightening that The Bahamas Government is working to evacuate residents of Mayaguana and Inagua, the evac is voluntary.   A report to #MagneticMedia from Inagua was that flamingoes, which number in the tens of thousands on the island had already disappeared from their usual habitat.    And as Grandma would say, if there is anything you can trust is how animals react in nature.As for the science, it shows that the Hurricane Irma could dump nearly two feet of rain on the southeast Bahamas.    The National Hurricane Center report says, Hurricane conditions are expected within the hurricane warning area in the Leeward Islands tonight, with tropical storm conditions beginning within the next few hours.Hurricane and tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area in Haiti, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the southeastern Bahamas by early and not LATE on Thursday.    The hurricane lands earlier, because Irma has sped up.RAINFALL: in Irma is expected to produce the following rain accumulations Wednesday through Saturday: In the Southeast Bahamas and Turks and Caicos…8 to 12 inches.   These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.Swells generated by Irma will affect the northern Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the southeastern Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the northern coast of the Dominican Republic during the next several days.   These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. T&T companies tap into Cuban market at Expo Caribe 2019 TCI: Man safe now, says he was trapped after lightning hit truck and it burst into flameslast_img read more

TCI World Hope to the rescue for Salt Cay in aftermath of

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 11, 2017 – Salt Cay -The Turks and Caicos Islands are so very blessed!  Did you know that an organisation called World Hope has been in Salt Cay for the past seven weeks making fresh, tasty drinking water for the people?For 10 hours a day, a team of volunteers from US based #WorldHope are running a solar powered, portable Reverse Osmosis system which they brought; it is set up at the same site of the Govt RO plant.   World Hope is not only turning sea water into fresh water but they are serving Salt Cay people as they show up for the free drinking water.I’m still deeply moved my interview of 23 year Cleveland Ohio man – Zachery Tan.   Zach called it an opportunity and counts it an honour to be there for Salt Cay.   Zachery, a carpenter by trade and a World Hope volunteer, has been on Salt Cay for three weeks now.   Amazing right?!My conclusion: Salt Cay is NOT forgotten.#MagneticMediaNews#SaltCaynotforgotten Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #SaltCaynotforgottenlast_img read more

Turks Caicos Represented At UKOTs Environmental Ministers Meeting In Isle of Man

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#IsleofMan, February 15, 2018  – Hon. Ralph Higgs, Minister of Tourism,  Environment, Heritage, Maritime & Gaming, returned to the territory this weekend, after attending UKOTs and Crown Dependencies meeting of Environment Ministers, held in the Isle of Man to discuss the future of the environment in their jurisdictions.  This meeting marked the third such annual meeting of the group, which provides a forum for Ministers to dialogue on issues of commonality among them, whilst seeking solutions, best practices and forging stronger partnerships.This was the third Council of Environment Ministers of UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies and took place in Douglas, Isle of Man, the meeting was hosted jointly by Geoffrey Boot MHK, the Isle of Man’s Minister for Environment, Food and Agriculture, and Professor John Cortés, Gibraltar’s Minister for Education, Heritage, Environment, Energy and Climate Change and coordinated by the UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum (UKOTCF), a non-governmental organization.The Minister was accompanied by Michelle Fulford Gardiner, Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, where they join 13 other UKOTs and CDs, to discuss and focus on the topics of sustainability in the terrestrial and marine environment, climate change, the impact of natural disasters on communities, environmental resilience and the Isle of Man’s designation as the first entire nation UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.Discussions were also facilitated on common opportunities and challenges specific to the group such as:Project Funding;Developmental pressures Vs. Environmental protection;International Conventions representation at COPTrade with the EU (post Brexit) withdrawal of the UK from the European UnionEnergy EfficiencyEnforcement of illegal poachingImpact of plasticsMinister Boot of the Isle of Man, said; “Although very different in character, our islands all boast beautiful environments that are important to our economies and our way of life and we wish to retain and maximize the benefit.”“The meeting was an excellent opportunity to share good practice and discuss common concerns and we learned a lot that we can put into effect in our islands.  It was especially useful to discuss with the UK’s Environment Minister, Dr Thérèse Coffey, how our jurisdictions can work together, and more closely with the UK, to ensure a coherent approach on matters such a plastic waste, ocean acidification and warming.  Minister Coffey invited the group to join the UK’s discussions on these matters.”Professor Cortes of Gibraltar added; “The way our diverse territories work together in mutual support and for the protection and improvement of the environment and quality of life is our main strength and an example to others.”“We are looking at a sustainable future within our territories but have also recognized our responsibility beyond our shores. Most of us are islands and so we are also championing the future of our oceans by joining the stand against plastic pollution and working towards improvement of the biological status of the many kilometers of sea that are the responsibility of the United Kingdom.”Hon. David Osborne, Montserrat’s Minister for Agriculture, Trade, Lands, Housing and Environment, said; “By working as a group, we are much stronger in being able to achieve certain goals. Many of us are facing similar problems and, because of Brexit, much uncertainty remains.   However, if we come together we can put forward ideas for ways to overcome these challenges, much can be achieved.”Dr Mike Pienkowski, Chairman of UKOTCF, commented; “We have for over 30 years brought together groups of practitioners, decision makers and civil society across the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies to share experiences and encouraged collective endeavour.   This is now more relevant than ever, given the unique set of challenges faced by them especially in the face of climate change and some of the consequences of the UK’s departure from the European Union.   The meeting heard about the work of the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture to meet its international commitments and to support its fishing communities, which is huge interest to other jurisdictions.”Ministers and representatives of the Falkland Islands, Pitcairn and St Helena, joined the meeting via Skype or other remote means.UK Minister of Environment extended an invitation to the group to join her and her team to the Commonwealth Summit in April, as well as the celebration of the International Year of the Reef activities this year, where discussions can continue on these topics.Hon. Higgs and Deputy Permanent Secretary, took advantage of the opportunity to also arrange meetings with Maritime & Ship Registry sector officials, and a site visit to the state of the art energy form waste plant.Hon. Ralph Higgs quantified the meeting as a worthy assembly of like-minded decision makers with a diversity in social, economic, and political structures, but similar challenges.   The Turks & Caicos Islands in the wake of two catastrophic storms realized some destruction of our natural environment, but saw firsthand how the resilience of healthy ecosystems such as the coral reef provides a service that went a long way in protecting our fragile islands.   He reaffirm his government’s commitment to providing sustainable financing for conservation and climate change initiatives, as our environment lies at the foundation of our tourism industry.Press Release: TCIGPhoto credit: David Kneale Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Marcos Llorente confident of Madrid future

first_imgReal Madrid midfielder Marcos Llorente has confirmed he would not be leaving the club this January transfer window.Llorente, 23, is now a regular in Solari’s side after impressing in a rare start away to Roma followed by seven successive starts for the club.The Spanish midfielder stepped in for the absent Casemiro and seems to be enjoying his role at Madrid“I’m sure I will stay, I’m really happy and I have no intention of leaving,” Llorente told reporters, as cited by Football Espana.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“It’s true that in life, like football, the situation can change from night to morning and you cannot lower your aims, you have to take advantage of your opportunities.“Man of the Match in the Club World Cup final? I’m happy to receive it, of course, to score the goal and win the final – now it is time to enjoy the moment.“We are trying to win all the titles, this was an important one as we were going for three consecutive titles and we have achieved it.“Now we have three more competitions this season that we will look to win.”last_img read more

Tuchel is not happy with PSG transfer window business

first_imgFor the Paris Saint-Germain manager, the signing of Leandro Paredes was not good enough to have a successful January transfer window.Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel is not very happy right now.His team is in first place of the French Ligue 1 table, but his team only signed Leandro Paredes in the January transfer window.And for the manager, this is not enough to guarantee success well beyond the national competition.“If you are asking if I am happy with Leandro — yes, I am absolutely happy with his arrival,” Tuchel told ESPN.“However, if you are asking if I am completely satisfied overall — no, I am not.”“I am not angry about the transfer window,” he added.“January is always super complicated. Who wants to lose or sell a player? Nobody does.”“There were very few possibilities. It is hard to construct a team in the summer, let alone the winter, the chances are always high that you will end up disappointed in January,” he explained.“A lot of things have been written in the press [about Tuchel and Henrique’s relationship], but it is not the moment to comment on this,” Tuchel continued.“You know my wishes for this team since last summer and through this winter.”PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“I understand that the January transfer window is not easy,” he commented.“Antero and I work closely together during transfer windows, but he has his ideas and I have mine, I do not think that over the last two days of the transfer window is the best time to buy and to integrate new players.“That said, I believe in my players. Each transfer brings a change to the dressing room that I must protect, that is my job,” Tuchel said.“Adrien’s [Rabiot] situation remains the same.”“I have not asked for him to be reinstated. The situation remains the same as it has been since November, he is suspended and I understand, as well as accept, the club’s stance there. Nothing has changed,” Tuchel concluded.🆕🛫 From Paris to LyonFirst road trip for @LParedss 😏👊 #OLPSG🔴🔵 #AllezParis— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) February 3, 2019last_img read more