Tropical Storm Nadine...TROPICAL STORM NADINE STRENGTHENS A LITTLE MORE... AT 5:00AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM NADINE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 12.1°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 31.1° WEST OR ABOUT 485 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHERNMOST CABO VERDE

...TROPICAL STORM NADINE STRENGTHENS A LITTLE MORE...

 

AT 5:00AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM NADINE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 12.1°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 31.1° WEST OR ABOUT 485 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHERNMOST CABO VERDE ISLANDS.

 

NADINE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 7 MPH (11 KM/H), AND A NORTHWEST TO NORTH-NORTHWEST MOTION IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. A TURN TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST IS FORECAST TO OCCUR ON FRIDAY.

 

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 50 MPH (85 KM/H) WITH HIGHER GUSTS. SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST THROUGH TONIGHT, WITH WEAKENING ANTICIPATED TO BEGIN ON THURSDAY.

 

The Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME) will continue to monitor and provide information of any changes.

 

ROAD WORKS TO PALM GROVE, SOUTH AND NORTH BACK SALINA AND OPEN CHANNEL DRAINAGE UPGRADE WORKS, GRAND TURK – (ROAD DEVELOPMENT PHASE III – PWD17/04C TR17/31)

MINISTRY OF INFRASTRUCTURE HOUSING & PLANNING

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

PROJECT MANAGEMENT DIVISION

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

ROAD WORKS TO PALM GROVE, SOUTH AND NORTH BACK SALINA AND OPEN CHANNEL DRAINAGE UPGRADE WORKS, GRAND TURK – (ROAD DEVELOPMENT PHASE III – PWD17/04C TR17/31)

 

The general public is advised of the upcoming Road Works throughout Palm Grove, North and South Backsalina areas and upgrade works to the drainage channels along with scarifying of existing roadways.

 

Residents are asked to remove all derelict vihicles and any other valuable materials or items which can obstruct the road way should also be removed from the road edge to not interupt any activities. It is the owners responsibility to have these removed. Residents are also asked to reduce the amount of times they travel these routes although right of way will be provided. This is to reduce the number of interferance by the contractor. Residents are also asked to be cordial to surveyors who may have to enter their property to obtain the correct boundary and implement correct markers.

 

The awarded contractor for this work is Island Drilling Ltd. and has confirmed working with the general public to facilitate access throught the course of the project. In the interest of safety, and in agreement with Turks and Caicos Islands Government and the relevant authorities, appropriate traffic management measures, such as flag man and appropriate signage, will be implemented to direct and assit vehicle users during this time. Residents are asked to drive with due care and consideration during the course of this project as we facilitate the necsassary infrastrctural upgrades of our developing society.

 

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TCI Observes World Mental Health Day

BEGINS

 

Press Release

 

TCI Observes World Mental Health Day

 

The Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence (DMHSD) in the Ministry of Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services is ecstatic that once again we are provided the opportunity to highlight and broadcast some of our main goals; bringing awareness, treatments and solutions in the field of mental health to the ‘real’ world! This year, marks the Turks and Caicos Islands 5th celebration of the global initiative to raise awareness about mental wellbeing as a priority health issue. The World Federation on Mental Health (WFMH) established World Mental Health Day (WMHDAY) on 10 October 1992; and has adjoined the theme for this year as “Young people and Mental Health in a changing world”.

 

Despite continued efforts, globally, mental health is still treated as an undercover mission. Young persons aged nine to thirteen (9-13) and young adults are at a pivotal life-stage where many changes occur, for example standardized examinations, changing schools, leaving home, relocation and new relationships/encounters. For many, these may seem exciting, however, these experiences may also bring about a sense of stress or anxiety all of which can become overwhelming. In some cases, if not recognized and properly managed, these feelings can lead to mental health concerns or diagnosable conditions.

 

The World Health Organization (WHO) states that half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14, but most cases go undetected and untreated. In terms of the burden of the disease among adolescents, depression is the third leading cause. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year old’s. Harmful use of alcohol and illicit drugs among adolescents is also a major issue in many countries and can lead to risky behaviours such as unsafe sex or dangerous driving.

 

Fortunately, in these islands progress has been made since the recognition of the importance of helping young people build mental resilience, in order to cope with the challenges of today’s world. Research provides evidence that promoting and protecting adolescent health brings benefits not just to adolescents’ health, both in the short and the long-term, but also to economies and society, with healthy young adults able to make greater contributions to the workforce, their families and communities and society as a whole.

 

It is time to look at mental illness in a different light – a positive light. Practicing emotional first aid, may be the saving factor for this generation.

 

As part of this year’s observance, the Department of Mental Health will be conducting the following activities:

  • 4th Annual Mental Health Conference - 10th October, 9:30am - 3:30pm, Airport Inn, Providenciales
  • Anxiety and Depression Screenings - 11th October, 9:00am - 2:00pm First Caribbean International Bank, Grand Turk and Providenciales
  • Media Appearances – RTC and Tropical Vibes
  • Airing of television PSA’s
  • The Couch – 18th October, 2018 “Youth & Mental Health”

 

The community is therefore encouraged to support these events. For further information on World Mental Health Day, kindly contact the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Department at: 338-3613 in Grand Turk, or 338-4737 in Providenciales or visit our face book page at www.facebook.com/TCIDMHSD

 

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