TCI Honours the Fallen on Remembrance Day

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 17, 2017 – Grand Turk – On Sunday, 12th November, silence once again fell over the Turks & Caicos Islands, as we marked Remembrance Day, with ceremonies to honour those servicemen and women who fought during the two world wars, and those who continue to serve today.HE the Governor, Dr. John Freeman; the Commissioner of Police, James Smith, other dignitaries and servicemen attended the Remembrance Day service at St. Monica’s Anglican Church and wreath laying ceremony at the war memorial, in Providenciales.Premier, Hon. Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson; HE the Deputy Governor, Anya Williams, other dignitaries and ex-servicemen attended the Remembrance Day service and wreath laying ceremony in Grand Turk at St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, which was followed by the Ecumenical Service at Salem Baptist Church.Press Release: TCIGlast_img read more

Impending 25 Billion Deal to Spur West End Grand Bahama Turnaround

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 2, 2018 – Grand Bahama – Grand Palm Beach Acquisitions Ltd. has entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement for the purchase of a large-scale resort, known as “Ginn Sur Mer” in the West End of Grand Bahama.Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis said the Government of The Bahamas recently received an application in relation to West End, Grand Bahama, or the Grand Palm Beach property.  Prime Minister Minnis made the announcement during a National Address aired Monday, January 29, 2018.Once the deal is completed, Grand Beach Acquisitions Ltd. will construct, repair, revitalize, develop, and operate 246 rooms in three hotels, a banquet facility, 116 branded hotel residences, 1,000 other residences, a hotel/casino site and approximately 150,000 square feet of shops and restaurants.The impending Agreement will also result in the construction of a spa and wellness retreat, two marinas, an 18-hole golf course, including driving range, an IFR-rated airport, a resort hospitality-training academy, and an organic farm.Prime Minister Minnis said “Grand Palm Beach Acquisitions Ltd. intends to repair, revitalize, and develop the Property, to be known as “Bahama Bay,” in nine phases over a 10-year period, with a projected expenditure of two billion, five hundred and sixty million dollars.”“In 2008, the previous developer went into foreclosure and the Government has now been advised that Grand Palm Acquisitions Ltd., has entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement for the purchase of a large-scale resort known as Ginn Sur Mer in the West End of Grand Bahama.“The application is now before the National Economic Council to approve in principle and to authorize the relevant government agencies, to negotiate a Heads of Agreement, on an expeditious basis,” Prime Minister Minnis added.The deal was one of several major announcements Prime Minister Minnis made with regards to the restoration of the Grand Bahama economy during his National Address Monday night.Prime Minister also announced that there is new investment in East Grand Bahama, at the oil refinery, which will help to provide a number of jobs and that the private acquisition and management of the Grand Lucayan assets, including hotels, the golf courses and the casino are “well underway.”“Although this transaction is far from completed, it would not be an exaggeration to say that we will have accomplished in a few months, what was not done in a decade. This year, we intend to complete the sale of the Grand Lucayan and Memories properties,” Prime Minister Minnis added.By: Matt Maura (BIS) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Senate Readiness Panel Denies Pentagons BRAC Request

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Defense Department would be prohibited from holding a round of base closures, under the portion of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill marked up Tuesday by the Senate Armed Services’ Readiness Subcommittee. “At a time when the department cannot afford to fully fund … readiness requirements, I do not support giving the department the authority to pursue a BRAC round,” said Subcommittee Chair Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), reported CQ Roll Call.The panel’s rejection of the Obama administration’s request to hold a BRAC round in 2017 was not a surprise as Ayotte has made her opposition clear in recent years. She pointed to the potential for a new round to incur significant upfront costs, as the last one did, in explaining her stance at a hearing of the subcommittee in March.The text of the legislation is not expected to be available until the full committee completes its markup. Its deliberations begin this morning and are expected to run until Thursday night or beyond.The measure also contains language to reform DOD’s weapons acquisition process. Ayotte said the proposals are similar to those in the House bill but did not discuss its specific provisions, according to the story.“In this era of growing threats and shrinking defense budgets, the old methods of acquisition and … acquisition overruns are no longer sufficient,” Ayotte said.last_img read more

Heres the magnificent last view NASAs Kepler Space Telescope ever saw

first_img2:57 End of an era for space exploration Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: A composite image of Kepler’s final view. The missing tiles are due to parts of the camera that failed. NASA The final thing NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope captured was everything, or at least it looks that way.NASA ran out of fuel last year and was put into a permanent sleep mode on Oct. 30. The final full-field image it took can be seen in the above mosaic captured Sept. 25. You can see the telescope’s full view of the sky and an abundance of stars within. Some blocks of the composite image are blacked out due to failures by parts of the camera. Fortunately, the device had a modular design that allowed for other parts of the image to be retained.  Kepler helped revolutionize how we think about the universe by enabling the discovery of thousands of exoplanets beyond our solar system, making it clear our galaxy and others are packed with other worlds. Enlarge ImageKepler’s view of K2-138 with its six planets sized between Earth and Neptune. It was the first multi-planet system entirely discovered by citizen scientists. NASA/Ames Research Center But it struggled to make some of those discoveries. A few years into its mission, the parts that help it stay pointed at a target began to fail. Engineers had to come up with a work-around that basically used the subtle pressure coming off the sun itself to keep the telescope steady. Kepler went on making more finds for half a decade before finally running out of gas. To the right is one of the later star systems Kepler helped discover called K2-138. It is believed to host six planets roughly between the sizes of Earth and Neptune. The GIF shows images collected of the system during Kepler’s last day of photography.The pixelated view might not be much to look at, but Kepler played a pivotal role in pointing the way towards promising systems like this so that future telescopes might provide a clearer view one day, and perhaps even find evidence of alien life. NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further.Crowd Control: A crowdsourced science fiction novel written by CNET readers. 1 Comment Sci-Tech Tags NASA Spacelast_img read more

Birthday joyride ends in disaster 2 DU students killed

first_imgPolice found the Honda City car in a damaged condition and the pole and railing uprooted from the road divider.IANSA young man and a woman were killed and two others were injured early on Sunday when their car hit an electric pole and railing at high speed in east Delhi’s Vivek Vihar area, police said.The accident occurred at 5.40 a.m. at Surya Nagar. The driver, identified as Lakhshye, 22, was detained.Police found the Honda City car in a damaged condition and the pole and railing uprooted from the road divider, Deputy Commissioner of Police Meghna Yadav said.The car’s four other occupants were identified as Keshav, 21, a resident of Kamla Nagar, Prabhjot Singh, 18, from Malkaganj, Arshpreet, 19, from Haryana’s Sirsa, and Rubal, 20.They were taken to GTB Hospital where Prabhjot and Rubal were declared dead, the officer added.”Prabhjot Singh was pursuing graduation from correspondence in DU. He worked in a call centre co-owned by Lakhshye in Kamala Nagar. Rubal was a student of Daulat Ram College. She was a native of Sirsa and best friend of Arshpreet,” she added.Keshav also works in the same call centre, she said.”Arshpreet is a student of Vivekanand College in DU and stays in a flat at Dilshad Garden. It was Arshpreet’s birthday celebration on Saturday night. All the friends first assembled at his flat and had a party where they consumed liquor heavily the entire night,” she said.”Later they all went for a joyride in Lakhshye’s car at 5 a.m. They also consumed liquor inside the car before it hit the divider, electric pole and signboards and turned turtle. Lakhshye who was at the wheel escaped major injury due to the airbag. He fled from the spot but later in the evening appeared before the investigators,” she added.”Lakhshye also received minor injuries. Some liquor bottles and cigarette packets were recovered from inside the car,” the officer added.”It appears that the driver was speeding and lost control of the car,” said a senior police officer.last_img read more

Bogra passport official hacked

first_imgbograMiscreants hacked an officer of local passport office at Koigali in Bogra town on Thursday, reports UNB.The victim is Shahjahan Kabir, assistant director of local passport office.Witnesses said some miscreants obstructed Shahjahan around 1:30pm while he was returning home from the office.They chopped him indiscriminately in the head, right leg and a hand. Locals took him to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital.Shahjahan, who joined the passport office 6-7 months ago declared a war against corruption and organised brokers in the passport office which might have led to the attack, police said.Shahjahan also introduced a transparent complaint box in the office for passport seekers, additional police superintendent (Media) Sonatan Chakrabarty said, adding that they were trying to arrest the offenders.Meanwhile, in-charge of Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital police camp Abdul Aziz Mondal, quoting the victim, said some young men on Tuesday demanded extortion from him.last_img read more

Myanmar seizes another boat carrying 93 Rohingyas

first_imgA Rohingya refugee man pulls a child as they walk to the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh, on 10 September 2017. Photo: ReutersAuthorities in Myanmar have seized a boat carrying 93 people, apparently Rohingya Muslims, fleeing displacement camps in western Myanmar’s Rakhine State and hoping to reach Malaysia, an official said on Tuesday.The boat is believed to be the third bound for Malaysia stopped in Myanmar waters since monsoon rains began to subside last month, bringing calmer weather, raising fears of a fresh wave of hazardous voyages after a 2015 crackdown on people smugglers.Moe Zaw Latt, director of the government office in Dawei, a coastal town in southern Myanmar, said fishermen had reported a “suspicious” boat to authorities.The navy stopped the boat on Sunday and detained the 93 people, who said they had come from the Thae Chaung camp in the Rakhine State capital of Sittwe, he said.Thae Chaung is about 900 km (560 miles) northwest of Dawei and holds internally displaced people, most of whom are stateless Rohingya.”They said they ran away from the camp. They said they intended to go to Malaysia,” said Moe Zaw Latt, adding authorities were preparing to send them back to Sittwe on Tuesday.Photographs in media showed police standing by as passengers – many of them women in headscarves and children – huddled on the deck.The boat resembled vessels the Rohingya typically use to escape the apartheid-like conditions in Rakhine State, where their movements and access to services are severely curtailed.The U.N. refugee agency has said Myanmar must “address the root causes of displacement”, including the lack of citizenship for the Rohingya, who consider themselves native to Rakhine State.Myanmar regards Rohingya as illegal migrants from the Indian subcontinent and has confined tens of thousands to sprawling camps outside Sittwe since violence swept the area in 2012.More than 700,000 Rohingya crossed into Bangladesh last year fleeing an army crackdown in the north of Rakhine State, according to U.N. agencies.U.N.-mandated investigators have accused the Myanmar army of “genocidal intent” and ethnic cleansing. Myanmar has denied most allegations of atrocities, blaming Rohingya insurgents who attacked police boats for sparking the exodus.Myanmar officials say they are ready to accept Rohingya who want to return from Bangladeshi refugee camps. But refugees themselves and aid agencies oppose a repatriation plan that was due to begin on Nov. 15, saying conditions in Myanmar were not safe.Myanmar detained 106 Rohingya men, women and children on a boat near the commercial hub of Yangon on Nov. 16, when their engine failed on their way from the Sittwe camps to Malaysia.Those people have been returned to the camps, along with another group of more than 80 people whose boat was seized off the coast of southern Rakhine last week also bound for Malaysia, according to an aid worker in Sittwe monitoring the boat movements.last_img read more

Its Costing More To Park At Some Galveston Beaches

first_img Share X 00:00 /01:07 Listen Galveston Park Board The entrance and pay station to Stewart Beach in Galveston.The old rate was $8.00 a day to park at Galveston’s East Beach and Stewart Beach. Now visitors will have to shell out a little more. The new parking rates are $12.00 on weekdays and $15.00 on weekends. Spokeswoman Mary Beth Bassett says the Galveston Park Board wants to raise funds for long-term improvements from parking fees that have stayed the same since 2004.“We want to become more of a regional and national destination,” Bassett says. “And we think that raising the bar will get us to that point.”But to get there, Bassett says need to do a lot of work. They’d like to make about $40 million in upgrades over the next ten years. That includes things like new pavilions and boardwalks. They also have to bring in sand to fight beach erosion.   “So it’s going to be a slow process but we have a plan in place and we know where we can start,” Bassett adds. “We have short-term goals and long-term goals laid out. And as our revenue increases we’ll be able to make incremental changes and improvements.” Bassett says the parking prices will drop after Labor Day to $10.00 on weekdays and $12.00 on weekends.center_img Galveston Master Plan To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

Suspected drink driver arrested after crashing into funeral parlour sign

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA woman has been arrested after her car crashed into a funeral parlour sign on a Staffordshire street. The car damaged a lamp post before crashing into the sign in Cannock at around midday on Thursday, June 13. The woman, who was driving the vehicle, was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving. A Staffordshire Police spokeswoman said:  “Staffordshire Police attended a road traffic collision at midday today in Cannock. A vehicle veered off the road near to the McDonald’s, taking out a lamp post and collided with a sign for the Funeral Parlour, where it came to a stop. Read MoreSuspicious male loitering in alley turns out to be man looking for lost key   “Thankfully, no injuries to the driver, passenger or pedestrians. “The female driver was arrested for drink driving. If ever somebody was trying to send a sign, that was probably it.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Punter found hiding in bushes Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Driver named following fatal collisioncenter_img Police search for missing woman Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram .last_img read more