Illegal structures demolished earlier this week in 5 Cays

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppReportedly placed under pressure by the planning department, owners of some 6 acres of property in the Five Cays community were forced to start demolition of illegal structures earlier this week. Reports are the Planning Department served the owners of the land with notices to clear their property of some 50 structures. Eight frames have already been mowed down causing raging reactions by those who feel they are justly residing at the site. Word is a January 8, eviction notice has been given by landowners to the occupants which is owned by James Cox and his family; news break understands that sections of the land have been rented since 1998 and rent runs from $50- $200 depending on the size of the parcel occupied. Related Items:last_img read more

297 Farmers Benefit From Weather Pattern Training

first_img Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Related Items:jamaica, REEACH Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKINGSTON, April 22 (JIS): A total of 297 farmers from five parishes have been empowered with weather pattern information through a US$100,000 grant from the Jamaica Rural Economy and Ecosystems Adapting to Climate Change (Ja REEACH) Project.This was under the training component of the project, involving the Meteorological Service (Met Office), the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI). Through the information provided to the farmers, drawn from St. Catherine, Clarendon, St. Elizabeth, St. Thomas and St. Mary, they are now better able to interpret and understand weather predictions and make informed decisions regarding planting and harvesting, so as to boost productivity. They have been equipped to deal with climate factors such as maximum and minimum temperatures, low pressure and troughs, drought and flash flooding effects. They are also able to formulate responses to weather and climate forecasts and messages from the Met Office, and adjust their operations to lessen the impact of adverse climate conditions.Speaking at an Agrometeorology farmers’ forum held on Tuesday (April 21), at the Farmers’ Training Centre in Twickenham Park, St. Catherine, Manager with Ja REEACH Project, Dianne Dormer, said the training should result in improved agricultural practices to enhance crop yield.“We expect that we should see practical changes on the ground, such as water harvesting and storage…using things like barrier crops to reduce some of the insects that are driven when temperature increases, and a change in the planting cycle, and the type of crops that will be planted,” Miss Dormer noted.Treasurer of the Ebony Park Farmers’ Association in Clarendon, Michael Hutchinson, who was among farmers reporting on how they are applying the knowledge in their farming activities, said the training was extremely helpful, “especially to farmers, who depend on rainfall.”“When you can understand and know the weather pattern, you can know exactly what to plant, so it helps you in your planting,” he said.Vice President of the James Hill Production and Marketing Organization (PMO), also in Clarendon, Gloria Moore, reported that “the information provided has changed the way we plant, and the way we reap. It is very good for us; we have benefitted greatly.”Ja REEACH, which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is aimed at protecting rural lives, livelihoods and ecosystems in targeted communities affected by climate change, through interventions that drive adaptation and build resilience.The project works with farmers and communities to support actions and demonstrations that combat challenges linked to the changing climate in Jamaica. Recommended for you Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Immigration Ordinance changes approved in the House of Assembly

first_img TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 20 Aug 2015 – An immigration law instituted in 2012 is being reversed and for some Turks and Caicos Islanders with foreign spouses, it will mean you are free to apply for Islander Status and likely get it. If on August 13, 2012 you had already met the requirement of being married five years to your partner, you will be given reprieve and can apply for status for your spouse because the amendment to the Immigration law has been approved this week in the House of Assembly. Border Control and Employment issued a statement to say: “Persons who were married before the change of law on August 13, 2012, can benefit from the law as it was on that date…” but they also explain that, the law will stand for anyone who was not married five years on that date. “Everyone who would have gotten married on or after August 13, 2012, would have to continue to wait the 10 years, as prescribed in the 2012 amendment.” Another change agreed to by the majority of Parliamentarians, is in Sections 13 and 30 of the Immigration Ordinance where a re-wording now gives a spouse of an Islander the right to work in the Turks and Caicos even if they are no longer living together. If that foreign spouse is in possession of a Residence Permit, then they are legally able to be gainfully employed. Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Related Items:house of assembly, immigration ordinance, spouses Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Three New Zika Cases Rainy weather booms mosquito population

first_imgThe Turks and Caicos now has on record, 15 cases where 12 females and three males were confirmed to have the virus which causes Microcephaly in babies and Guillain Barre Syndrome, a nerve disorder.  Zika is also A symptomatic; 80% of infected people will not even know they have the disease and since the 15 cases only reflects the ‘tip of the iceberg’ in actual cases, it means there is more Zika in country than is actually reported as recorded.   The public is encouraged to do what you can to avoid mosquito bites, reduce mosquito breeding sites and use of a condom during sex is now even more recommended. Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #zikaintci Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 16, 2016 – Three new cases of Zika for the Turks and Caicos Islands and Grand Turk is now reporting its first instance of the mosquito borne, sexually transmitted virus.  The Ministry of Health this morning revealed the latest stats on the Zika Virus and said there are many more mosquitoes around due to the frequency of rainy weather.  This explained the Ministry has caused a step up in frequency of spraying and other vector control measures.  “The Ministry continues to enhance prevention and control measures already in place against diseases transmitted by mosquitoes such as Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika. These include education, premises inspections, fogging to kill adult mosquitoes and treating potential breeding sites such as swamps to prevent mosquito breeding.”last_img read more

Food borne diseases up in Caribbean Bahamians warned not to eat corned

first_img Related Items:#cornedbeefbanned, #donoteatcornbeef, #foodbornediseasesupinCaribbean, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 30, 2017 – Nassau – As Bahamians residents are continuing to be urged not to eat corned beef until there is an all clear given, the Caribbean Public Health Agency held a food borne diseases or FBDs workshop in Trinidad and Tobago.Participants are now challenged to “use the WHO Food-borne Disease Surveillance Manual to individually assess their country’s current ability to combat and prevent FBDs.   They will also create action plans to identify areas of priority for national surveillance and the resources required to enhance food safety.”It was said that FBDs are up significantly in the region.  The workshop was held from March 21-24.#MagneticMediaNews#cornedbeefbanned#donoteatcornbeef#foodbornediseasesupinCaribbean Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

TCI completes National Risk Assessment on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 28, 2017 – Providenciales – A team from the Financial Market Integrity Unit of the World Bank Group is in the Turks and Caicos Islands to assist in the completion of a National Risk Assessment on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. The risk assessment process itself is organized, led and undertaken by the national Anti-Money Laundering Committee using the World Bank Group’s self-assessment methodology. The Hon. Attorney General Rhondalee Braithwaite Knowles OBE chairs the Anti-Money Laundering Committee.The assessment aims to identify the primary money laundering and terrorist financing (ML/TF) risks in the country through a comprehensive analysis that will facilitate the making of comprehensive action plans to allow for a consistent approach to decrease the levels of risks, and strengthen controls and supervisory oversight in each sector. This will help allocate resources for the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing more effectively and efficiently, while meeting international standards as established by e.g., the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).The World Bank Group has assisted the Turks and Caicos Islands in understanding the underlying methodology and in the use of the tool. This way, the Turks and Caicos Islands will build the capacity to undertake future risk assessments with no or minimal external support. The self-assessment methodology supports collaboration between the different government agencies and private sector parties that are jointly responsible for the country’s anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing efforts. The World Bank Group has supported over seventy (70) countries in performing their national risks assessments since 2010.The Turks and Caicos Islands National Risk Assessment was launched during the first initial workshop which was held over the period October 21-23, 2014. This second and final workshop marks the end of the NRA project with around fifty stakeholders and representatives from both the public and private sectors from 26th and 27th June 2017 at the Blue Haven Resort Conference Room on Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands from 8am to 4:30pm daily with a half day closed policymakers’ workshop on 28th June 2017.Attorney General Rhondalee Braithwaite Knowles said; “This exercise will provide an opportunity for the Turks and Caicos Islands to evaluate whether existing legislative and administrative arrangements are adequate and sufficient to address existing and emerging threats in line with international standards. The assessment will also assist the TCI, including financial sector stakeholders to apply a risk-based approach in their business practices. We have had the support of both public and private sector stakeholders and are very grateful for their collaboration.”For more information on the National Risk Assessment, please contact Khalila Astwood, Principal Crown Counsel, International at the TCI Attorney General Chambers at kwastwood-dorsett@gov.tc or Paul Coleman Head of the Compliance Unit at the Turks and Caicos Financial Services Commission at: pcoleman@tcifsc.tcPress Release: TCIG Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Govt not spying on Bahamians says AG Bethel to Jamaica

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#argumentheatsuponspybill, #Bahamasspybill, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 23, 2017 – Nassau – While arguments on the so called, ‘Spy Bill’ are heated even now, The Bahamas Government is defending itself from social media rumors that there is already some sort of spying happening.   The Jamaica Observer had the Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Carl Bethel denying the charge.AG Bethel said that he is aware of an anonymous and untrue posting being circulated on social media which purports to warn users of alarming alleged monitoring of social media.    Bethel added, “the Government of The Bahamas and its Law Enforcement Agencies are not engaged in the collection of any form of what is called “meta data” on the private social postings of residents of our Country.”It was further explained that law enforcement agencies can only act if there is a crime reported.“Any interception of any form of private communications can only take place in respect of a specific allegation of the commission of a crime under Bahamian Law.”#MagneticMediaNews#argumentheatsuponspybill#Bahamasspybilllast_img read more

Four couples to win surprise proposal and dream wedding in The Bahamas

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 21, 2017 – Nassau – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Romance Department has launched a unique social media competition, in a joint initiative with Paparazzi Proposal.   Online entrants, using the hashtag, #sayyesinthebahamas, can now register until December 15, 2017 to be one of the lucky winners of a dream wedding in, of course, The Bahamas.The couples entering the competition must submit a photo and a 100-word story on why they hope to have their surprise wedding take place in the pristine islands of The Bahamas.   A panel of judges will decide, the winning couples will be flown into four amazing islands says the planners:  Abaco, Exuma, Nassau and Paradise Island.Freda Malcolm, Director of Romance for the Ministry said, “We are excited about the opportunity of sharing our romantic destination with these couples while highlighting the wide array of wedding programs available within our diverse and beautiful country.”The Bahamas has the distinction of being named in 2015 as the World’s Leading Wedding Destination.#MagneticMediaNews#sayyesinthebahamas Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #sayyesinthebahamaslast_img read more

Souness Liverpool are still missing something

first_imgSky Sports pundit Graeme Souness believes Liverpool are lacking a creative and clever player like David Silva maintaining that Manchester City are still favourites for the Premier League title.Liverpool are currently unbeaten after nine games and level on points with champions City at the top of the Premier League but the Reds legend is concerned they don’t have a creative spark in the middle.He said on Monday Night Football: “I think [concern about midfield] is how Jurgen sees it as well. He signed two midfield players this summer and went for Nabil Fekir from Lyon as the third. That tells you he thinks he needs to strengthen.“I think that’s what it is. They have three real workaholics in there, but I don’t think they’ve got anyone in there who is really cute and clever, like a David Silva or a Kevin De Bruyne. But these are hard players to find.”Top 5 Premier League players to watch for next weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Premier League’s Top 5 players to watch this weekend.After…Souness regrettably admits Pep Guardiola’s side are still ahead of Liverpool but says anything can happen with injuries and form.“I think right now they’re still a wee bit behind City. It hurts me to say that, but who is to say, football is a strange game as we well know. Injuries to certain players, loss of form,” he said.“But right now I see City as being favourites.”last_img read more

Marco Silva – Yerry Mina ready for Everton debut

first_imgEverton manager Marco Silva has revealed that Yerry Mina is set to make his Everton debut when they host Brighton at Goodison Park on Saturday.Mina has been plagued with injury and has yet to make an appearance for Everton since his £27.2m transfer from Barcelona on deadline day, but Silva says he could feature their home league game against Brighton.Mina’s last appearance was at the 2018 World Cup when Colombia lost to England on penalties.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Everton will be without center back Kurt Zouma next week they play Chelsea, and Silva wants to give Mina game time as he could possibly fill in for the French man.“It’s something you already know, some months ago, that Zouma won’t be able to play next week,” Silva told Sky Sports.“But our way to think is preparing the other players to play. Mina is ready to play if I make the decision.“It is the Brighton match, nothing more. We do not think about Chelsea. Our ambition and focus is on tomorrow’s match. The friendly match next week [against Gor Mahia] could be a good solution.”last_img read more

Klopp insists he would have chosen UCL situation for Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he would have chosen the opportunity of having to beat Napoli to qualify for the second round of the UEFA Champions League.The former Borussia Dortmund boss says he would have taken this current situation of needing to win at Anfield to qualify from their group.“Yeah, that was from all the bad news of getting that group, the only good news was that we have the last game at home,” Klopp said, according to the club’s official website.“It was not only in our hands that we have still the chance to go through, we know how difficult it will be and Napoli is for sure in a better position – they only need a draw or they can lose and are still through, but they deserved it.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“We need to be really happy about the chance we still have. If someone gives you a chance, it is all about you to use it. That’s exactly what we want to try. From that point of view, it is all good.”“Even Belgrade played a different role in the group than probably a lot of people would have expected – they did really well. That’s the group, that’s how it is, we have a chance and we will try everything to get that chance.”“We know the result(s) we need and it’s quite difficult. Napoli are good in possession and good at counter-attacking as well. They are a typical Italian team, good in defending. That’s a big challenge but it’s football and if something special is possible, then it is here. That’s why we should try it.”last_img read more

Sheringham Pogba is good enough for Man Utds treble team

first_imgEx-striker Teddy Sheringham is certain that Manchester United’s legendary 1999 treble-winning team would have had a positive effect on Paul PogbaBack in the 1998/99 season, United won an unprecedented treble by claiming the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League titles under Sir Alex Ferguson.The star-studded side featured the likes of Sheringham, David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Peter Schmeichel and even current interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – who famously scored an injury-time winner in their 2-1 win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.And Sheringham believes Pogba would be worthy of featuring in the team and added that he believes the United stars of that generation would have ensured he focused on winning rather than showing off.“I think he would because he is a very talented player,” Sheringham told Stadium Astro.“He would have been brought back down to earth at the right times when he’s… not stepping out of line, because you’re not stepping out of line, you’re just not doing the right things at the right times.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“That’s what made our team so good. We did all the right things at the right times.“There’s a lot of players who do the wrong things constantly. You have to do the right things at the right times for you to be part of a team.“I think he would have been told by the senior members, ‘pass the ball. Stop showing how good you are. We play as a team’.“The more you keep telling them, you hope that the penny drops.“There are always times to do that bit of flashiness, to get you out of a problem on the football pitch, but not every time you get it.”last_img read more

Protest halts MidCity traffic on El Cajon BLVD

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A man protesting the local housing problem on top of a Mid-City billboard this evening closed all traffic of El Cajon Boulevard in both directions. San Diego Police responded to a call of a man on top of a billboard at Euclid Avenue and El Cajon Boulevard around 7 p.m. Police shut down the stretch between Euclid Avenue and 47th Street. The street was re-opened around 9 p.m. The man was not arrested and is not facing charges as of now. Protest halts Mid-City traffic on El Cajon BLVD. Updated: 9:54 PM August 19, 2018 Posted: August 19, 2018center_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

More than 1500 tickets for Escooter accidents issued in 2018

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom 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)- According to the San Diego police department, more than 1,500 citations were issued for scooter-related accidents within an 8 month period in 2018. This is a 14,000% increase than in 2017.Police say a majority of tickets handed out were due to accidents in which the people involved were not wearing helmets.Many doctors who treat scooter accidents are urging law makers to heavily enforce helmet laws in areas where e-scooters are often used. More than 1,500 tickets for E-scooter accidents issued in 2018center_img Posted: February 3, 2019 Updated: 6:40 PM February 3, 2019last_img read more

Create Your ASA Member Web Account Ensure Convenient Access

first_imgRecent technology updates by ASA offer members new options and valuable time savers through the web. ASA members just need to do a one-time setup of their ASA web account.Implementation of a new ASA member web portal allows members to have more control over their membership account so they can pay their dues online whenever it’s convenient for them, as well as update their contact information and member profile.If you haven’t already set up your ASA web account, take a few minutes to do so now. With soon-to-come changes to the ASA website, an online ASA account will be needed to access member services and benefits from the web.Click here to set up your ASA member web account today!last_img read more

Farmers from 32 States have Accepted Challenge to Reduce Malnutrition Through the

first_imgIn 2006, ASA farmer-leaders saw the soybean as part of the solution to reduce malnutrition and created the World Soy Foundation (WSF). As a charitable organization, the World Soy Foundation supports programs that use soy protein in developing sustainable food solutions.Farmers in the orange-shaded states have donated to the World Soy Foundation.Thanks to the foresight of those farmer leaders and the creation of the WSF’s ACRE CHALLENGE, over 400 farmers from 32 states across the country have joined the grassroots humanitarian effort  by donating the value of  one or more acres of soybeans. Their generous gift is helping children in developing countries benefit from the power of soy. Yet, much work is left to do—Won’t you join this unique farmer-led effort and donate the value of ONE ACRE OF SOYBEANS today? Your gift today will make a significant impact in the lives of children and families as WSF strives to reduce malnutrition through the power of soy. Join the Acre Challenge and give the gift of protein today!How to donate: Click on the Donate Now button above, visit www.worldsoyfoundation.org and click on the “donate now” button on the top right hand side of the webpage, or send your check to:World Soy Foundation12125 Woodcrest Executive Dr., Suite 100St. Louis, MO 63141World Soy Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization.last_img read more

Case Studies Show Big Economic Benefits of Soil Health Practices

first_imgInformation provided by the National Association of Conservation Districts.Soil health practices such as cover crops and no-till can result in an economic return of over $100 per acre, according to a set of case studies jointly released by the National Association of Conservation Districts and Datu Research, LLC.The American Soybean Association (ASA) provided a letter of support in 2014, which helped secure the funds for the project.Cover crops and no-till can limit soil loss, reduce run-off, enhance biodiversity, and more. Naturally, farmers who are considering adopting these practices are keen to know how they will affect their farm’s bottom line.“These case studies quantify for producers, policy-makers, and researchers alike what the economic advantages of using no-till and cover crops are, and why it makes good sense for farmers to try them and for organizations like NACD to support and even incentivize their use,” said Jeremy Peters, NACD CEO. “We have loads of anecdotal data that says conservation practices benefit the land and producers’ pocketbooks, but now we have run the numbers and know how much.”During the three-year study period, corn-soybean farmers experimented with cover crops and/or no-till, and quantified the year-by-year changes in income they attributed to these practices compared to a pre-adoption baseline. They found that while planting costs increased by up to $38 per acre:Fertilizer costs decreased by up to $50 per acreErosion repair costs decreased by up to $16 per acreYields increased by up to $76 per acreThe studies also found that with adoption of these conservation practices, net farm income increased by up to $110 per acre. Included in the farmers’ calculations was the considerable time they spent attending workshops or searching the internet to learn about no-till or cover crop practices.“That time turns out to be an excellent investment, when bottom lines start improving,” said Marcy Lowe, CEO of Datu Research, which conducted the case studies in partnership with NACD. “Farmers who switch to these practices can see losses at first. But thanks to these case study farmers who are generously sharing what they’ve learned, that learning curve will speed up for other farmers.”One of the case study subjects, Michael Willis, farms 1,000 acres in northwestern Missouri with his family. His advice for future cover crop adopters is this: “Start small enough so it doesn’t freak you out, but large enough to matter.”Datu Research and NACD intend to continue contributing to the scientific literature on the economic advantages of implementing conservation practices and systems on working lands. The case studies released today can be viewed and downloaded here and the parent report is available on request.last_img read more