Breast In the Spotlight Competition Winners Declared

Breast In the Spotlight Competition Winners Declared

 

Organized under the Ministry of Health Agriculture Sports and Human Services Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit to commemorate the end of breast cancer awareness month, a completion was held between Ministries within government. This innovative competition was the first of its kind here in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Ministries were given the task to decorate a door or corridor within their Ministry or Department. Each Ministry was able to have two entries either from two of their departments or one from the Ministry itself and one from a Department.

 

The competition was judged using 60% Facebook live poll and 40% Facebook likes. The Ministry of Home Affairs emerged as the winners of the competition. In second place was the Labour Tribunal and in third place was the Ministry of Border Control.

 

Mrs. Robinson, Director of Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit stated; “This competition not only afforded Ministries and Government Departments to participate in bringing awareness concerning breast cancer but it was also used as a tool to educate persons within Government. This unique initiative led by the Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit aims at bringing elements of fun, excitement and creativity through the spirit of competition in relation to the most common cancer which is on the rise here in the Turks and Caicos Islands.”

 

Mrs. Desiree Lewis – Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health Agriculture Sports and Human Services, who was present for the presentation of trophy and gifts to the winning team stated; “The objective of the event was to encourage the exposure to creativity and imagination because whatever the mind can imagine we can find ways to achieve, it afforded Ministries and their Departments to learn more about breast cancer and it also promoted interaction, collaboration and teamwork”.  She also stated that it brought to the forefront the importance of Health-In-All-Policies.

 

The Honorable Minister of Health congratulated the winning team and stated that “all participants were winners and brought creativity to breast cancer awareness in a unique way, we look forward to even more Ministries participating next year.”

 

For more information, contact the Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit on 338 2772 or visit our Facebook page TCI Health Promotion and Advocacy Unit.

 

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DEPARTMENT OF TRADE, INDUSTRY AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS CELEBRATES GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK

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PRESS RELEASE

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRADE, INDUSTRY AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS CELEBRATES GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK

 

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world’s largest celebration of innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. GEW will be observed for the second consecutive year by the Department of Trade, Industry and Consumer Affairs from 16-22 November 2020.

 

GEW 2020 is being observed globally under four broad themes: Education, Ecosystems, Inclusion and Policy. Join the Department of Trade, Industry and Consumer Affairs and over 10 million entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs from 180 countries across the globe in celebrating GEW.

 

The Department celebrated the event last year by hosting a breakfast seminar on grant funding at The Sands resort in Grace Bay and a business mixer at the Grace Bay Club under the theme ‘Be Inspired’ with a presentation made by guest speaker Kristin Frazer of Treflé Designs: designer to clients such as Beyoncé, Blue Ivy and Chrisette Michele. Other activities also included the launch of a Department information video and a youth photo entry competition won by Mr. Bensly Pierre, who was presented with a brand new Nikon digital camera.

 

The Department will be sharing information throughout this week via the Turks and Caicos Islands Government Facebook page aimed at promoting and encouraging entrepreneurship across the Turks and Caicos Islands.

 

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Toriano Williams appointed as Deputy Director of the Department of Planning

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NEWS RELEASE

 

Toriano Williams appointed as Deputy Director of the Department of Planning

 

The Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Service is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Toriano Williams as the new Deputy Director of the Department of Planning within the Ministry of Infrastructure, Housing & Planning.

 

Mr. Williams began his career with the Planning Department as a Land Use Planner in October 2010 and later became the Secretary of the Physical Planning Board.  In May 2014 he was promoted to the role of Assistant Deputy Director.  Prior to his tenure with the Planning Department, he worked within the Department of Immigration as an Immigration Officer.  He has been a valued member of the Turks & Caicos Islands Civil Service for 21 years.

 

Mr. Williams holds a first-class Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural and Building Engineering Technology as well as a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning with honors, specializing in Planning for Environmental Change.  He is also a proud member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

 

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Williams stated; “I am pleased and honored to be afforded the opportunity to serve as the Deputy Director of Planning. This new transition would not have been possible without my exceptional team of whom I am grateful for. I intend to ensure that planning and development within the Turks & Caicos is carried out in a sustainable manner while striking a balance between human development and the environment.

 

“My ongoing plan is to guarantee that our team has the manpower and resources to afford a service that meets and exceeds the expectation of all who encounter the department and to make it one that is automated whereby business operations and services can conveniently be completed online.”

 

Deputy Governor Anya Williams in congratulating Mr. Williams on his appointment said; “It brings me great pleasure to extend congratulations to Mr. Williams on his recent promotion within the Department of Planning. Mr. Williams has taken the steady path of climbing the ranks within the Department of Planning and I trust that the experience he has gained while occupying these roles will assist him as the new Deputy Director. We wish him well and look forward to continued improvements within the Planning Department.”

 

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PREMIER ELATED THAT TCI BACK ON UK TRAVEL CORRIDOR LIST

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

PREMIER ELATED THAT TCI BACK ON UK TRAVEL CORRIDOR LIST

 

Premier Robinson has confirmed today that the TCI is back on the UK Travel Corridor List. This means that persons traveling to the UK from the TCI for whatever reason will not have to self - isolate on return.  

 

“This is good news for the Turks and Caicos Islands”, says Premier Robinson.

 

“When we were first removed, I initiated a call with UK Ministers to set out the case on behalf of TCI. I shared that the methodology used was unfair to small territories and further the negative statement that this decision would make to other countries when TCI had been working so hard in the fight against co vid. The UK listened and offered to send direct support to the Premier’s Office, the Lab and the National Epidemiological Unit. We welcomed the support of PHE and thank Professor Ian Cummings in his absence for all of his assistance but equally recognize Professor Duncan Selbie who continues on in direct support to the Premier with a small Team. In addition to existing strong protocols locally and our own entry requirements, several other  new initiatives taken in relation to case management, internal systems and community testing played a major role in securing this decision. I am grateful to the Minister of Health and his Team at the Ministry of Health, the Public and Environmental Health Board, Cabinet colleagues and the people of this country for working together to get us to this place. It is a huge achievement which we must take care to maintain. This move sends a strong signal to other countries. All our efforts remain on addressing the challenges in the US. With cases down and testing up, we are encouraged in our efforts. We are indeed grateful to the UK Ministers for the decision taken.” Premier Robinson.

 

Hon Sharlene L Cartwright Robinson

Premier & Minister of Finance

The Turks and Caicos Islands

 

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TOWN HALL MEETINGS

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PUBLIC NOTICE

 

TOWN HALL MEETINGS

 

The Turks and Caicos Islands Government (TCIG) will be holding a series of Town Hall Meetings throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands during the upcoming months. The goal of the meetings is to give the communities throughout the islands an opportunity to hear updates pertinent to the TCI and address community concerns.

 

*Dates and Venues for other islands will be announced at a later date.

 

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