Finally happening Grand Turk Island Fish Fry launches tomorrow

first_img Cruise figures forecast to drop, says Tourism Director Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Fish fry, grand turk, ralph higgs Premier attends town hall meetings Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Mar 2015 – Here’s what the Ministry of Tourism & TCI Tourist Board had to say: “Grand Turk will play host to the destination’s most popular cultural experience as Turks and Caicos Tourist Board and LIME partner to bring the weekly Island Fish Fry to the nation’s capital.Several local vendors have signed up to be a part of the bi-monthly event which will take place at the Victoria Public Library on the first and last Thursday of each month, beginning Thursday, March 26, 2015. Similar to the Island Fish Fry line up in Providenciales, there will be entertainment by local bands, a Junkanoo Rush and cultural performances.Mr. Ralph L. Higgs, Director of Tourism, speaking to the establishment of the fish fry in Grand Turk commented, “We are constantly seeking new opportunities to give visitors an authentic experience of the Turks and Caicos Islands throughout the length and breadth of the destination. At the same time, it is also important for us to remind our locals to be proud of our heritage. Over the past two years, the weekly Island Fish Fry has allowed us to bridge the gap between tourist and locals, by fostering camaraderie and genuine hospitality which we hope can be replicated in the nation’s capital.” Thursday’s inaugural fish fry in Grand Turk will feature live band performance by Mega Force Band and will feature cultural performances, and giveaways by LIME. Vendors will have local food and beverages on sale beginning at 12:00noon, with the official opening at 5:30pm.last_img read more

PDM calling for Govt to say something on Desarrollos

first_img Related Items:desarollos, Pdm, rufus ewing, sharlene cartwright-robinson, walter stipa Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 16 Apr 2015 – The Premier is being asked why he has not yet addressed the matter involving a striking law suit against Walter Stipa and others of the Desarrollos Hotel Group; the company which recently signed a hotel agreement with TCIG. In a media statement yesterday, the Opposition Party leader points out that it has been nearly a week since the story broke with no word from Government. The PDM says: “We believe that there is sufficient cause for the Government to address the fears and confusion that rests with the people of these Islands. We are therefore calling on the Government to address its people on this important issue.” The PDM, like others are questioning whether due diligence was done with the investor which is expected to begin construction of a Ritz Carlton branded resort in November. While the Department of Justice yesterday confirmed it is not investigating Walter Stipa and Desarrollos directly, it did confirm that a confessed $300 million dollar Ponzi Schemer is suing the group for $15 million dollars it says it gave to them, without having anything given in return. Hon Sharlene Robinson said this news surrounding Stipa and Desarrollos has unsettled the masses: “The signing of this deal and this Government’s multiple announcements over the past years gave comfort …. that due diligence was done and that the Rufus Ewing led PNP Administration was satisfied with the Report. This project has given the country great pause to expect the anticipation of much needed investment…” Only the Governor’s Office has replied, saying that TCIG’s Press Office will issue a statement; that was since Monday. Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why Recommended for youlast_img read more

International School calls flag controversy a Mistake

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Sept 2015 – They are calling it an honest mistake, school administrators at the International School of Providenciales say it was an admitted oversight by officials which led to the Turks and Caicos flag being flown below eight other flags in total and more specifically the Canadian and Sweden flag on the school’s premises recently. This in light of outrage by residents who called the act disrespectful after a picture surfaced on Facebook.It was leader of the Progressive Democratic Alliance, Oswald Skippings who first brought the grievance to light as he shared the photo and his thoughts with followers on social media saying, “This display of flags is obviously a total disregard for our sovereignty.” Residents who felt the act degraded the Turks and Caicos flag also shared similar sentiments.Amidst the controversy, school officials say they have repositioned the TCI flag. Administrators say the flags represent the nationalities of their students and are sometimes raised by the school children, as was the case in this instance.On the school grounds today, the TCI flag could be seen visibly flying high, on its own pole. Turks and Caicos flag protocols states that the TCI flag must be flown above the flags of other countries. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:tci flag, turks and caicos international schoollast_img read more

Update on Grace Other Developments in The Tropics

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 08 Sept 2015 – Finally in news an update on Grace, now considered a Tropical Depression…that will weaken as she heads for the Lesser Antilles. That is what weather experts are predicting as the storm continues moving west over the Atlantic at 18 miles per hour…packing winds up to 45 miles per hour.Elsewhere, there are two areas of disturbance over the Atlantic. A weak area of low pressure is located over the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico, that’s about 70 miles Southwest of Cedar Key, Florida. That system is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. This system has a near, 0% chance of formation over the next 48 hours. Also, a concentrated area of cloudiness and showers has developed over the central Atlantic about 250 miles east-southeast of Bermuda. This system has a low, 10% chance of formation. Though we have seen the formation of several storms, one after the other in recent weeks, forecasters maintain that this is a below average Hurricane season. Still, local emergency officials remind residents to be prepared, this as the country marked the seventh year anniversary of the passing of Hurricane Ike on Sunday September 6th. Tropical Wave Brings Woes For St. Vincent And The Grenadines Related Items:lesser Antilles, tropical storm grace Recommended for youcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Tropical Storm Grace. DDME Remembers Hurricane Ikelast_img read more

Honest opinions at Grand Turk Public Press Conference

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Cruise figures forecast to drop, says Tourism Director Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 10 Sept 2015 – At least one Grand Turk attendee expressed that she believes the government has fallen short when it comes to healthcare, job opportunities for the indigenous people and upkeep of the infrastructure. Frank exchanges are a signature part of the recent Public Press Conferences being hosted by the Rufus Ewing Administration; last night was Grand Turk’s turn.The Premier was challenged by numbers published from the Country Poverty Assessment, which revealed that Haitians were with nearly 11,000 people in TCI while the British Overseas Territory citizen, and native people together were put at just over 12,000. Applause supported the woman’s position that any new immigration laws must protect and advance Turks and Caicos Islanders first.The PNP government is accused of rushing the legislation due to be debated in the House of Assembly next week. Related Items:grand turk, premier rufus ewing, public conferencelast_img read more