TROPICAL STORM NADINE THURSDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2018

TROPICAL STORM NADINE THURSDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2018   

 

THE DEPARTMENT OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND EMERGENCIES (DDME) ADVISES:

 

…NADINE FORECAST TO BEGIN WEAKENING SOON…

 

AT 5:00AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM NADINE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 14.1°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 33.3° WEST OR ABOUT 595 MILES WEST OF THE SOUTHERNMOST CABO VERDE ISLANDS.

 

NADINE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS ANTICIPATED TO CONTINUE DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO. A TURN TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST OR WEST IS FORECAST TO OCCUR ON FRIDAY.

 

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 65 MILES PER HOUR WITH HIGHER GUSTS. GRADUAL WEAKENING IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS, AND NADINE IS FORECAST TO DEGENERATE INTO A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE OVER THE WEEKEND.

 

THE DEPARTMENT OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND EMERGENCIES (DDME) WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR AND PROVIDE INFORMATION OF ANY CHANGES.

 

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Sports Facility Notice - Department of Sports

TCIG Department of Sports

Ministry of Health, Agriculture, Sports & Human Services

“Empowering Our People Through Sports”

 

Sports Facility Notice - Department of Sports

This is to inform the Public of the various changes in regards to the Department of Sports offices and facilities on the various Islands.

See list of our Office Locations, Facilities and Operation Hours:

Providenciales

Main Office - Gustarvus Lightbourne Sports Complex, Office Hours 8:00 am – 4:30 pm on Mondays – Thursdays and 8:00 am – 4:00 pm on Fridays

Major Sport Facilities opening hours 5:30 am – 7:00 pm

  • Gustarvus Lightbourne Indoor Gym
  • Down Town Ball Park
  • TCI National Stadium

South Caicos

Main office – South Caicos Sport Complex, Office Hours 9:00 am – 3:30 pm on Mondays – Thursdays and 8:00 am – 4:00 pm on Fridays

Major Sport Facility

  • South Caicos Sports Complex (Playing field, basketball courts and outdoor fitness park)
    • The Sports Field is still under construction and remains closed to the public

*Please note that due to the temporary use of the Sports Building for Iris Stubbs Primary School, the facility will be closed to the public during regular school hours.

Grand Turk

Main Office – NJS Francis Park; Office Hours 9:00 am – 3:30 pm on Mondays – Thursdays and 8:00 am – 4:00 pm on Fridays

Major Sport Facilities

  • NJS Francis Park
  • Parade Ground (Closure coming soon due to upgrades and renovation works)

Scheduled Repairs

There will be on going repair works to various facilities listed above. In some instances, the facility will be completely closed when works commence and in other instances there will be partial use of facility. Stay tune for additional notices in this regard. 

For further information or if you would like to reserve our facilities for a sporting activity or for a non-sport event, contact the Department of Sports at 649 – 338 – 7704 or direct extension to Facilities Manager, Mr. Kyle Knowles, at 649 – 338 – 7707 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We also ask that our facilities are used in an equitable and safe manner and that users abide by the established facility rules as all rules will be strictly enforced.

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Consultation on Notary Public Bill

BEGINS

 

PUBLIC CONSULTATION

 

Consultation on Notary Public Bill

 

The general public is being invited to participate in providing feedback on the draft Notary Public Bill. Your comments are necessary in finalizing this Bill which is beneficial to the entire Turks and Caicos Islands.

 

The Bill seeks to provide for a comprehensive and revised law to regulate the profession of notaries public in the Islands and thus will repeal the existing Notary Public Ordinance. The Bill will provide for requirements for eligibility to be appointed as a notary public and obligations to be met by persons appointed to this office.

 

The current Notary Public Ordinance was enacted as far back as 1894 and has been enforceable since 8th December 1894 and has only been amended in 2000 to update the notary acts and fees. The existing Ordinance limits the number of appointments to only five notaries public, which number has proven impracticable in this current age, and has warranted a decision on the ground for the appointing authority to appoint more notaries than is required by the Ordinance. It is proven that with the advancement of time and with the development and growth in the Islands, there are more persons qualified to be appointed and to hold the office of a notary public and to perform such services.

 

The draft Notary Public Bill is accessible via the government website www.gov.tc . The general public is also notified that comments can be sent to the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to the Governor’s Office, Waterloo, Grand Turk.

 

The consultation closes 18 October 2018. 

 

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