DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL NEEDS UNIT & EDUCATION OFFICER FOR SPECIAL NEEDS ORGANIZES SPECIAL JOINT PTA FOR GRAND TURK PRIMARY SCHOOLS

 

 

The partnership and inter-departmental collaboration in the TCI Public Service is essential to promoting cohesiveness and continued progress in initiatives undertaken by TCI public offices.  One of the most important collaboration between departments in government that is needed to provide an essential service is the cooperation between the Special Needs Unit and the Department of Education in regards to Individuals with Special Needs .  

 

In a previous press release, the Ministry of Health welcomed to the TCI, a clinical team from 1 World Foundation; an international non-profit charitable corporation comprised of volunteers from New York and Ontario. The Mission of 1 World Foundation is to assist government, private agencies, and persons with special needs through the provision of clinical, special education, administrative and training services.  Additionally the team is scheduled to be in Grand Turk April 18th -20th 2018.   

 

To this end, the Director of the Special Needs Unit, Ms. Betty-Ann Been and the Education Officer for Special Needs, Mr. Jasmin S. Walkin have organized a special joint PTA between Ona Glinton and Eliza Simmons Primary Schools for Wednesday April 18 at 3:30pm to be held at the HJ Robinson High School.  This joint PTA is being held to facilitate a presentation by Dr. Jean and George Ryan on the topic “Developmental Delays in Children”.  The Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education are encouraging all parents, teachers and stakeholders to attend this meeting as the information being shared is critical to identify, diagnosing and intervening in the developmental delays in children. 

 

Both ministries understand the importance of early diagnosis and intervention as it will have a significant impact on how government and its respective departments can provide essential services to Individuals with Special Needs.  Hence, parents and teachers being informed about this topic is very important as we continue to make progress in the development of Special Education in the Turks & Caicos Islands. 

 

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Library Week April 8- 14, 2018

The Turks and Caicos Library Service is joining the Global Community in celebrating International Library week under the theme “Libraries Lead”.

The objective of the week is to remind the people of the Turks and Caicos that reading can help them to explore and to satisfy their need for a greater sense of purpose and meaning in their lives; to urge them to use more fully the libraries throughout the land in which the treasures of the printed word await. While the reading habits of a nation cannot be changed overnight or in one week. What we can do is open a door for many who do not know it is there, or who do not know what tantalizing rooms lie beyond.

The below mentioned schedule provides an insight on the activities planned for the week and we invite the general public to come out and show support for the libraries.

Date

Activity

All week

 

“About Us”: an exhibition on the library service in the Turks and Caicos Island. [All Libraries]

All Week

Amnesty for overdue books. No fines will be charged for overdue books returned during the week. [All Libraries]

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Read Across TCI: Visits to schools to read stories to the children and talk about the programmes & services to be/being offered at the library. [All Libraries]

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Show how much you know about the Library: Enter the exciting Scavenger Hunt.[All Libraries]

Friday, April 13, 2018

An evening of Poetry featuring Towers of Babel performing live at the Providenciales Public Library

Friday, April 13, 2018

Chill, Relax and Enjoy Indoor games: Take your favourite indoor game with you and play with other library patrons. [All Libraries]

Launch of the Teens book club at the Providenciales Public Library

Saturday, April 14, 2014

Make it and Take It: Art and Craft Day for children. [All Libraries]

 

Our Branches

Victoria Public Library

Church Folly – Grand Turk

Tele: (649) 946-2716

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Providenciales Public Library

Downtown – Providenciales

Tele: (649) 941-7646

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Kew Public Library

North Caicos

Tele: (649) 946-7095

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South Caicos Public Library

South Caicos

Tele: (649) 946-3720

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Bottle Creek Public Library

North Caicos

Tele: (649) 946-7751

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Opening Hours

Mon – Wed: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Thurs – 8:00am – 6:00pm

Fri – 8:00am – 4:00pm

Sat – 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Fire at Providenciales Solid Waste Disposal Site

On Wednesday April 11, 2018 around 2:00a.m, the Director of Environmental Health Department (EHD) received a phone call from Turks and Caicos Environmental Management (Contractor for both solid waste disposal sites in Providenciales and Grand Turk) informing the Department that the Providenciales landfill was on fire.

 

The Environmental Health Department immediately contacted the Domestic Fire Department for assistance in getting the fire under control. The Fire Department was able to bring the fire under control by 6:00a.m.  With that said, Environmental Health Department will continue to monitor the situation and ensure that the Contractor implement measures to prevent/limit the occurrence of fires at both landfill sites.

 

Environmental Health Department would like to thank the Fire Department for their quick response and for getting the fire under control.

 

For more information, contact the Environmental Health Department on 338-5064/5044.

 

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