Spalletti impressed after a great win

first_imgLuciano Spalletti was amazed how his players managed to respond to a bitter 3-2 defeat by Juventus – Inter easily beat Udinese 4-0 at home and it was a crucial win in terms of climbing higher spots in the Serie A.The Italian manager was very happy after this result as he saw the right attitude from his players and he still believes that his side can gain the Champions League spot for the next season.The former AS Roma coach spoke about his side’s performance and his own future as he said, according to Gianluca Di Marzio:Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“I saw a reaction from the players, that’s what I expected from them. They have been exceptional and have controlled the game. Champions League? I still believe that we have to play to win all games.”“My future? I have a contract and things are going well, games like this are fundamental. We improved during this campaign.”“I don’t understand why everyone thinks we have the obligation to reach the fourth place. There are other good teams, then it’s also a matter of how you lose the fourth place.”last_img read more

Wilshere seeks assurances at Arsenal

first_imgJack Wilshere intends to hold talks with new Arsenal manager Unai Emery over his role at the club before making a final decision in regards to his future, reports the Evening StandardThe England international’s contract with the Gunners is set to expire at the end of this month after having failed to agree on a new deal over the past year.But Arsenal remain keen to retain Wilshere and have reportedly offered him an improved deal in order to secure his future at the Emirates.While the 26-year-old would prefer to remain at the London club, he first intends to hold talks with new boss Emery to discuss his plans for next season and to better understand how he fits into them.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.The former Paris Saint-Germain coach has already begun making changes at Arsenal and recently signed Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus on a free transfer.Emery intends to overhaul the club’s midfield options this summer and has reportedly met with Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini and intends to build his midfield around Aaron Ramsey.This has left Wilshere concerned and his future at Arsenal will very likely be concluded soon with the final outcome hinging on whether Emery can guarantee him a regular starting spot.last_img read more

Guardiola impressed by Wolves

first_imgManchester City boss Pep Guardiola was left impressed by what he saw from Wolverhampton Wanderers last seasonNuno Espírito Santo’s side finished nine points above their nearest challengers at the top of the English Championship table last season on their way to securing promotion back to the Premier League.Wolves even held City to a goalless draw in the EFL Cup before yielding on penalties.The Wanderers are now set to meet City for the first time since being promoted later today and Guardiola feels that his side must be ready for Wolves’ attacking threat.“Wolves destroyed the Championship,” said the Catalan, according to Birmingham Mail.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.“They had an incredible season. They play attractive football and attack with good players.“We knew how tough it would be last season in the Carabao Cup and it was.”Being back in the big time has not got off to the smoothest of starts for Wolves with just one point from their first two games.Meanwhile, City have won both of their matches and sit at the top of the league table after thrashing Huddersfield Town 6-1 last weekend.last_img read more

Zabaleta outlines West Ham improvement plan

first_imgWest Ham United’s Pablo Zabaleta has outlined where the club must improve despite picking up their first win of the season.The Hammers came from a goal down to defeat AFC Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup 3-1 thanks to goals from Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna and Javier Hernandez.The victory puts an end to the three game defeat suffered by new manager Manuel Pellegrini who’s still in search of his Premier League win as West Ham boss.However, Pablo Zabaleta believes there is still room for improvement.“We conceded the first goal of the game and it was tough,” the Argentinian told the club’s official website. “Them going down to ten men made it a little easier for us but we need to improve in the final third.”declan rice, england, West ham UnitedReport: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…“We are creating so many chances and we need to be more clinical and of course improve on set plays too, because we conceded in the last game on a set play as well so we need to be stronger than that.”Next up for the Hammers is Premier League new-boys Wolves at the London Stadium on Saturday and Zabaleta admits a win is imperative for confidence.“We needed a win after three defeats in the Premier League, especially to bring back confidence to the players, the staff and everyone,” he added.“We know we are improving every day and now we need to get three points against Wolves.”“This is the best way to improve as a team. Winning games, gaining confidence and playing games in the way the manager wants us to play. I hope, going forward, we can continue to create those chances in every game, but be better in the final third.”last_img read more

Bernardeschis plan for Italys return to success

first_imgThe Italian attacking midfielder is sure that missing the World Cup and the bad start at the UEFA Nations League is something his team can overcomeFederico Bernardeschi has been playing for Italy since 2011.The Juventus attacking midfielder represented his country in the U18, U19, U20 and U21 squads.And now he has been with the senior team since 2016, with 14 appearances and one goal.Italy national team have suffered in the last months. First, the European side misses the chance to go to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.And now it has not won in two matches, out of six, in the UEFA Nations League and might get relegated from League A of the tournament.“When you reach the bottom, you need to take each other’s hands to get back up again: what must be avoided is criticism of a group of youngsters, pointing out that they are not ready,” he told Gianluca Di Marzio.“We’ll give them time to grow. It takes a mentality that brings Italy back to the top, where it belongs.”“There must be a core group that works for the same objective: to bring Italian football back,” he added.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“There are many youngsters with personality and potential, we have a healthy and strong group that can bring Italy back.”“Obviously, youngsters can’t be veterans, it takes time.”“Roberto Mancini is the right man to bring us back. He has played football, he knows what it is, he was a great champion and even a great coach. We have to have faith and patience in his work,” he explained.#Azzurri ??Italy lose out in Lisbon following a goal from Andre Silva.➡️ https://t.co/d4f3K8R1eO#VivoAzzurro ???? #PORITA#NationsLeague pic.twitter.com/p7OUcAtaZS— Italy (@azzurri) September 10, 2018last_img read more

Williams wants to play for the US in Wembley

first_imgThe Huddersfield Town midfielder believes his injuries are a thing of the past and he wishes to represent his country against England29-year-old Huddersfield Town midfielder Danny Williams joined the team in 2017.He has played 20 matches in the English Premier League with his team.The Germany-born footballer has represented the United States since 2011, appearing in 23 matches while scoring two goals.Now the United States national team will play against England at Wembley Stadium next month, and the American hopes to be included in the squad.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“Everybody likes to represent the country, and it’s the biggest honor for me especially captaining the team against Portugal last year after I missed out on World Cup qualifiers,” he told NBC Sports.“It’s a big aim for myself to play here against England at Wembley.”“Me personally I have bad memories, I’ve always lost here including when I played here against Arsenal for Reading,” he added.“I still think I have a lot more to give.”last_img read more

Xavi finally accepts his similarities with Arthur Melo

first_imgDuring his long interview with Catalunya Radio, Xavi Hernandez finally took some time to talk about the comparisons with Arthur Melo.The main conversation at FC Barcelona besides Lionel Messi is Brazilian Arthur Melo, everybody is calling him the new “Xavi” due to the style of play that is very reminiscent to the one that the Catalan player practices.A central midfielder who has a unique talent to protect the ball, always make the best passing choice because of his GPS-like qualities inside the pitch, and with an insane last pass that will bring him a high number of assists playing for a club like Barcelona.One match is all that Arthur needed to earn the trust of the manager and the respect of all his teammates, who are really enjoying the club’s offensive game which left the club when Xavi retired.There hadn’t been a public opinion from Hernandez where he spoke freely about the Brazilian until now, Xavi is very happy with Arthur’s appearance in Barcelona and he did confess that there are many similarities between the two of them that will help the Catalan club a great deal during crucial matches.VÍDEO. Què opina Xavi sobre Arthur? Aquest dimecres no et perdis la conversa amb @RTorquemada al ‘Parlem de futbol amb…’Escolta la primera part de l’entrevista a @latdt del Cultural Leonesa a partir de les 20.30h a @catalunyaradio! pic.twitter.com/cCXvnjxAuQ— LaTdT (@LaTdT) October 30, 2018“I see myself when I see Arthur on television. He is a very quick thinker. He has a natural talent, but most of all, he has a lot of room to improve through training,” finally said Xavi on Catalunya Radio. “Arthur is already a mature player and I still see that he has a massive untapped potential. The priority during any match is to never lose the ball, he comes out of a tricky situation with ease and he has a strong personality already.”“He needs at least twenty more matches in order to show all his resources. He has impressive shooting skills and he will do a lot more for the team once he gets more confidence.”“Take Abidal for example, when he arrived in Barcelona he only did a couple things right. But through hard work and dedication during practice, he became the best defender in the world.”“Nothing comes easy in a club like FC Barcelona because playing in that club, means that you are going through the final exam of your career. In a club like this, you have to do at least two hundred things that you wouldn’t normally do in other clubs.”David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“Getting an OK grade at Barça is not good enough, you have to always be excellent in everything,” he added.A @LaTdT, @RTorquemada parla de futbol amb Xavi Hernández. La retirada, Arthur… i Messi: “És un motlle fet per al futbol” https://t.co/ylLQCNd0Nv pic.twitter.com/uOPEKtE31d— Catalunya Ràdio (@CatalunyaRadio) October 30, 2018“In Barcelona you have players who always have to set the trend and play in that particular style, that’s why you always have to sign the players who are adapted to that specific game philosophy,” Xavi continued.“Signing a player like Arthur was a major hit for the club, he has the Barça DNA. You can already tell by the way he plays, how he conducts the ball, the way he thinks, how he makes his turns, he is a very quick thinker.”“There are other players who have come and they are not Barça style in the past. There are some transfers that have been a clear miss for the club, great players who had to leave because they don’t have the Barça philosophy.”“We haven’t lost the style and doing so would be a massive historical mistake. There are many players in the world who play the Barça style and we have found one, fortunately: Arthur. But there are more players who can do it, like Marco Verratti.”“But in order to keep finding those players, you have to keep trusting the philosophy and help it prevail,” he concluded.Primero El Clásico para siempre en la memoria. ¡Gran partido de nuestro equipo! #forçabarça 🔵🔴 pic.twitter.com/yt1KgEsV0m— Arthur Melo (@arthurhromelo) October 28, 2018What do you think about Xavi Hernandez’s analysis of Arthur Melo’s similarities with his game? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

McAuley calls for more discipline from Rangers

first_imgRangers defender Gareth McAuley has urged his teammates to cut out indiscipline following their eighth sending off of the season against Aberdeen.McAuley believes the team will have to exert more self-control if they are to reduce the number of needless red cards.Rangers manager Steven Gerrard admitted he was ‘concerned’ by his players indiscipline and that it could derail their title ambition this season.McAuley insists the players owe it to each other and the fans to improve their discipline on the pitch.“People play on the edge, you have to play on the edge to be a winner – there’s no getting away from that,” he said, according to Daily Mail. “But you also have a responsibility to your team-mates to have some self-control.”“If you are in a situation when you are on a yellow card, you need to make sure you stay on the pitch for your team-mates.”Gareth McAuleyGareth McAuley reacts to winning MBE award of the year Henry Ikenna Ugwu – December 29, 2018 After winning the MBE award, Rangers center back Gareth McAuley is happy with the award and glad he won it before the end of…“We are not pointing fingers or anything like that. Yeah, it made it tougher when Alfredo went off. He plays on the edge and has won us games before. The biggest disappointment is that we now lose him for a couple of games.”“It is a good dressing room. It is well policed around the training ground and in the dressing room. We have spoken about it even when the manager wasn’t in the dressing room.”“So it has been touched on – but we need to nail that down because it could possibly cost us.”“The manager has put a marker down that we need to be better as a group.”“Playing with ten men, the number of times it has happened, can take its toll on the players – especially with the number of games some of the lads have played already.”“You lose important players for important games, you lose match winners for big games and that’s a frustration for all of us.”last_img read more

Report James Rodriguez to replace Mesut Ozil at Arsenal

first_imgArsenal are reportedly lining up a move for Bayern Munich’s James Rodriguez to replace Mesut Ozil in their midfieldThe Gunners’ patience with Ozil is beginning to run out with the German failing to consistently produce the kind of performances that merit a £350,000 a week salary.Manager Unai Emery, who previously revealed that he can only make loan signings for this month’s transfer window, has allegedly been told the club’s wage bill must be lowered in order to sign player’s permanently.Now the Daily Mail reports that the Spaniard is looking to offload Arsenal’s biggest earner in Ozil and could attempt a move for James later this year.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.The Colombia international has previously expressed a desire to turn his two-year loan deal at Bayern from Real Madrid into a permanent one this summer.But it’s unclear whether the Bundesliga champions actually intend to go ahead with pursuing a deal for James beyond this season, which could make him available for as little as £3m.Meanwhile, it’s understood that Arsenal have received an £18m offer from Atletico Madrid for Ozil.last_img read more

JAMAICAN POSTCARD COLLECTION ON DISPLAY IN WASHINGTON DC

first_img Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclave Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppWASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 7 (JIS): A collection of over 200 postcards, depicting Jamaica’s rich history, is currently on display at an exhibition being hosted by the Embassy of Jamaica in Washington, D.C. The exhibition, titled: ‘Greetings from Jamaica, a Country of History in Postcards’, displays the compiled collection of Jamaican Speech Pathologist, Marva Shand McIntosh, who resides in the United States capital.It was formally opened on December 3 by Jamaica’s Ambassador to the USA, His Excellency Stephen Vasciannie.The displays include the first locally produced postcard, titled ‘Jamaica 1877 Paid’, dating back to the year 1877.That initial production coincided with Jamaica’s admission to the membership of the International Postal Union (IPU), which facilitated locals with the opportunity to mail postcards overseas, unlike the previous arrangement which restricted them to intra-island postage.The exhibits also include several series capturing the January 1907 earthquake that rocked Jamaica; as well as the advent the island’s tourism industry during the early 20th century. Speaking at the exhibition’s opening, Ms. McIntosh said the displays also depict and cover several other themes topics. These include: the ingenuity of the Jamaican people; rivers and beaches; the military; grand hotels; sugar estates; art; cultural traditions; sports; churches and a synagogue; transportation; gardens and groves; markets; King Street, downtown Kingston; country life; education; health; mineral baths; memorials; and agriculture, specifically activities related to banana and sugar cane cultivation. Ms. McIntosh advised that most of the postcards being exhibited were mailed from Jamaica to Europe and North America. She said postcards were initially used in Jamaica for business purposes during the early years period they emerged, as well as friendly correspondence during World War II.She pointed out that postcards leaving the island during the war, between the 1930s and 1940s, were given special markings, which can still be seen on a number of the exhibits currently on display.Ms. McIntosh said the exhibits also include more recently produced postcards particularly those depicting the work of renowned Jamaican photographer, Ray Chen. Related Items:international postal union, jamaica, Jamaican Speech Pathologist, Marva Shand McIntosh, postcard, stephen vasciannie Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Recommended for youlast_img read more

South Caicos brings 300 to Footsteps4Good

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Oct 2015 – Three hundred strong turned out in South Caicos between the schools and community members there for the Footsteps4Good Charity Walk held this past Monday. This is the second year for the event started and spearheaded by Jill Beckingham, the Governor’s wife.Colorfully dressed children paraded through the streets in an effort to raise funds for 13 charities in the country selected as this year’s beneficiaries. Photos provided by the island’s District Commissioner, Yvette Cox revealed that there were overcast conditions in South, but the group pressed on for an outstanding showing. State of Emergency Declared for South Caicos Walking through the Caicos Islands – new developments, beautiful by nature, clean up litter Large Schoolchildren participation in Footsteps4Good Related Items:Footsteps4Good, jill beckingham, south caicos, yvette cox Recommended for youlast_img read more

FortisTCI release notice to its customers

first_img Related Items:fortis tci sends notice to customers, power outage on provo, power restored to customers in TCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 22, 2016 – On Thursday, September 22, 2016, FortisTCI notified its customers on Providenciales of an outage as the result of a technical issue at the Leeward Highway generation station. The events in relation to this interruption in service proceeded as follows:7:53 a.m. – Initial outage occurs affecting several areas throughout Providenciales8:44 a.m. – In an effort to troubleshoot the cause FortisTCI performs plant shutdown8:56 a.m. – Service to some areas affected is restored11:10 a.m. – Engineering team isolates problem11:28 a.m. – Service restoration efforts begin11:50 a.m. – Service is fully restored to all affected customersFortisTCI thanks its technical operations staff for conducting troubleshooting and recovery efforts as quickly as possible, and its supporting customer service staff. FortisTCI also wishes to thank its customers for their patience throughout the restoration period.If you are still experiencing an interruption in service, please contact our friendly customer service representatives at 649-946-4313 or visit us online at www.fortistci.com as you may be experiencing a separate issue.last_img read more

Jacques Dazilme received 3 years suspended sentence

first_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 10, 2017 – In the Supreme Court on Wednesday 8th February 2017, 28 year old Jacques Dazilme of Providenciales was sentenced to a 3 years suspended sentenced after he pleaded guilty to Uttering Forged Document and ordered to pay a fine for Obtaining Pecuniary Advantage by Deception.Mr. Dazilme is the employee of a hotel on the island of Providenciales where he was working for quite some time.   Between November 2015 and October 2016 he presented a total of three sick leave notification to the resort which bears signatures resembling that of two well-known Medical Practitioners and logo of their Medical company on island.   Each sick notes he was given a three (3) day sick leave.On November 15th 2015, a leave request form was submitted to the company by Dazilme and as a result, he was paid $137.50 (one hundred and thirty-seven dollars and fifty cents).   On October 20th, 2016 as a result of another leave request, management of the resort noticed a difference with the Medical Practitioners’ signature whom they are familiar with.   Upon making further queries, the Practitioners confirmed that the signatures where not theirs and that the logo on the sick notes are not consistent with their company.   A report was made and the police commenced investigations into the matter.Dazilme was arrested and later charged with the offences mentioned.  During an interview with officers, he admitted to committing the offence and told them that he is wrong.   A report was submitted to the Department of Public Prosecutions Office.  He was also ordered to pay the sum of $137.50 to the company in seven days.Press Release: RTCIPF#MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Grand Turk Pastors say NO to nudity

first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, TCI, February 22, 2017 – Carnival Cruise Lines will be hearing from the Turks and Caicos Government about a cruise which promoted nudity and which has raised concern among church leaders in Grand Turk.In a media statement thanking the new government for its swift reply to outrage over a cruise earlier this month which encouraged passengers to get naked, the Grand Turk Ministerial Fraternal said this kind of conduct will not be accepted.  “…our citizens who expressed dire indignation over the blatant disregard for the Laws of our Land, Christian Faith, Mores, and Godly principles.” In a media statement it is shared that the Premier, Sharlene Robinson has consulted with the Attorney General and the Police Commissioner and is next due to speak directly to Carnival Cruise Lines management.   Naked tourists were reportedly spotted on GT beaches, on Carnival’s premises and on Gibbs Cay, a National Park.The Pastors say this was not the first time for reports of nudity by passengers, but the so called, Bare Essentials Cruise on Carnival Pride on February 10 went too far and these leaders explain that they are not having it; “As guardians of our Faith and Servants of our Almighty and Holy God, we were compelled to address this egregious conduct with our duly elected Government…”#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Andros drug bust 3M in marijuana seized

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 9, 2017 – Andros – Nearly $3M in marijuana was uncovered by Bahamian Police in Fresh Creek, Andros after a search of bushes led to the discovery of 78 large packages containing the illegal drug.Senior Superintendent Stephen Dean called it a “a significant blow to the operations of drug traffickers” after the North Andros Division on August Monday holiday met a go fast boat, apparently run aground and then searched nearby bushes where they found the marijuana.   Three men were arrested and investigations continue.#MagneticMediaNews#Androsdrugbust#3millioninmarijuanaseizedinAndros Related Items:#3millioninmarijuanaseizedinAndros, #Androsdrugbust, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

UWI Launches Centre for Reparation Research

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, October 13, 2017 – Kingston – The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, officially launched a Centre for Reparation Research on October 10 at the campus.   It is geared towards supporting the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) reparatory justice movement, building awareness and conducting research that will advance the claim to Europeans for reparation for native genocide, African enslavement, deceptive indenture, colonialism and its legacies.   Establishment of the Centre is a mandate of the 34th meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government held in July 2013.The idea for the Centre emerged out of the need to support the CARICOM/Global Reparatory Justice Movement and to collaborate with other Caribbean universities to establish the facility as a vehicle for research and public advocacy.   Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, and Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Mike Henry, expressed their support for the Centre.Miss Grange, under whose portfolio responsibility for the reparation agenda falls, congratulated the University on launching this initiative.   She said the launch of the Centre is fulfilling an obligation to “our ancestors and the people of the Caribbean”.“It is about rekindling old fires and igniting new ones as we take on the struggle to right the wrongs of the past, to return prosperity where there was oppression and destitution, to restore dignity and integrity where others brought shame and devaluation,” the Minister argued.“We [Government] established the National Council on Reparation in 2007, after a very rigorous debate in Parliament, based on a motion put forward by Mike Henry.   It was done during the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic trade in Africans, so we put in place then a series of activities aimed at public consultation, investigation of various formats for reparation, and, most significantly, the initiation of a dialogue among ourselves on the way forward,” she added.The Minister said much has been achieved since then, and she is seeing signs that “we are not keeping this movement at the levels of just talk or even of our generation, but that we are keen to ensure that it moves on to the next generation”.Minister Henry, who represented Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, said he is pleased to witness the Centre being opened, as the topic of reparation is one about which he is very passionate.“The issue of reparation for slavery and native genocide is a core and centre of my being.   The public knows of many [of my] presentations to Parliament,” he said.“I was pleased when CARICOM Heads in 2013, at the 34th meeting, placed reparation on the regional agenda.   Reparation is an issue I have embraced over the years, and I have recorded in my book, ‘Many Rivers to Cross’, all the presentations that I’ve made in Parliament over the years,” the Minister added.   Mr. Henry said he is looking forward to seeing positive results from the launch of the Centre.“We welcome the action by the region’s stellar institution, the University of the West Indies, in establishing this important centre, which will have some very serious mandates.   The Centre must now deepen the analysis of the social and economic issues… we grapple with in the Caribbean and provide the relevant arguments that trace them back to slavery and colonial oppression. We look forward to the work of the Centre, because the broader number of people need to know,” he emphasised.Vice-Chancellor, UWI and Chair, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Reparation Commission, Professor Hilary Beckles, said it is fitting for the launch to take place on October 10, as two days following the event, the world would recognise the 525th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Caribbean. Related Items:last_img read more

Bahamas Financial Services Board and AIBT Make Courtesy Call on Minister of

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES#Bahamas, October 17, 2017 – Nassau – The advancement of Bahamians to high paying jobs in the financial services sector and the enhanced regulation of the financial services industry were some of the matters which the Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes called for as he spoke with executives of The Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) and the Association of International Banks and Trusts (AIBT) on Thursday, 5 October 2017.The Bahamas Financial Services Board executives were led by Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Board, Ms. Tanya McCartney and Mr. Bruno Roberts, Co-Chairman of the Association of International Banks and Trusts along with Ms. Antoinette Russell, Director of Credit Suisse Trust and BFS Board member.Header photo BFSB – Pictured from left to right are: Ms. Tanya McCartney, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of The Bahamas Financial Services Board; Ms. Cecilia Strachan, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour; Minister Foulkes; Mr. Bruno Roberts, Co-Chairman of the Association of International Banks and Trusts; Ms. Antoinette Russell, Director, Credit Suisse Trust Ltd. and BFS Board; Ms. Althea Albury, Acting  Director of the Department of Labour; Mr. Ricardo Deveaux, First Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Labour; Mrs. Shavonne Symonette, Administration Officer, Ministry of Labour and Mrs. Yolantha Yallop, Legal Council, Department of Labour. Photo by Pia Rolle/DOL.Insert – Pictured from left to right are Ms. Cecilia Strachan, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour; Minister Foulkes; Ms. Althea Albury, Acting Director of the Department of Labour; Mrs. Yolantha Yallop, Legal Council, Department of Labour; Ms. Antoinette Russell, Director, Credit Suisse Trust Ltd. and BFS Board; Mr. Bruno Roberts, Co-Chairman of the Association of International Banks and Trusts; Ms. Tanya McCartney, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of The Bahamas Financial Services Board; Mr. Ricardo Deveaux, First Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Labour.last_img read more

IDB Report on Bahamas gives dire consequences as sea levels rise mitigation

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp August 30th – One Year since Hurricane Irma named Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#NASSAU, Bahamas – October 31, 2017 – The Bahamas is not doing a good job of protecting its coastal resources and to catch up with what should be happening, especially in the Family Islands may cost the nation nearly one billion dollars over the next 13 years.A new report reveals that The Bahamas has lost some 50% of its coral reefs and that Family Islands have no coastal protection, it calls on the Ministry of Works first to do more to mitigate the effects of climate change.An initial project by the #InterAmericanDevelopmentBank or IDB is at a cost of $35 million will help to fend off hurricanes in particular which are coming more fast and more furious.The Bahamas in the IDB report on the Climate-Resilient Coastal Management and Infrastructure project revealed what residents know, that the severity of the hurricanes are constantly and more regularly now threatening resorts and other coastal infrastructure, putting the country’s economic future on sandy ground.Some of what the review exposed is that a sea level rise would place 36% of coastal properties, 38% of airports, 14% of roadways and 90% of sea ports at risk.To grasp the significance of cost to The Bahamas in recent years in face offs with major hurricanes, the report exposed: that Hurricane Joaquin cost us an estimated $104.8 million in 2015 and one year later, Hurricane Matthew which hit the two largest economic centers – New Providence and Grand Bahama – racked up a bill of $438.6 million in losses and damage. Recommended for you Bahamas: Mass Funeral for Haitians drowned in Abaco waters BPL first assessment done, Abaco restoration bill to top $20 million and rebound may take months Related Items:#HurricaneIrma, #hurricanejoaquin, #hurricanematthew, #IDB, #thebahamaslast_img read more

FSC confirms staff changes at ScotiaBank TCI Emergency executives brought in

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – March 1, 2018 – The Financial Services Commission is aware of the reports which have residents and depositors of ScotiaBank Turks and Caicos concerned.  Managing Director of the FSC, Niguel Streete told Magnetic Media, the situation is being closely monitored.“The Commission is aware of changes at the senior management level of the bank and is closely monitoring these developments to ensure a smooth and controlled transfer of responsibilities.”   For days now, there have been murmurings about staff problems at popular ScotiaBank and the accusations have been wide ranging and potentially damaging for those involved.The FSC is legally tasked with protecting the public’s interest on behalf of the Turks and Caicos Islands Government, this includes depositors.  The shocking collapse of TCI Bank in 2009 has left the market leery of troubling news emanating from the banking sector.While many of the claims by public pundits have not been substantiated, Magnetic Media was able to confirm that there is an emergency team in country, reportedly from Canada, to help during this staff crisis.A customer of the bank shared, on Tuesday, that the Providenciales Leeward Highway branch and the Grand Turk branch of ScotiaBank, has been for weeks now, sharing staff.The FSC did not expound on any rumors in the public domain but Mr. Streete did say, “The Commission’s oversight and risk monitoring/supervision framework extends to working closely with the bank’s parent company and its regulator on effective supervision of the bank’s operations in the TCI.”Magnetic Media has reached out to ScotiaBank for comment on what is going on, but up to publication time, there had been no reply. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Turks & Caicos: FSC: Over 1000 companies unregistered, first deadline two weeks away Related Items:fsc, Scotiabank ScotiaBank Grace Bay closed today, nationwide downsize begins ScotiaBank TCI to become one location, Grace Bay to close July, Grand Turk to close Septemberlast_img read more

Le Marchand hopes Fulham can advance to the next round in

first_imgFulham and Oldham Athletic will meet today to decide who will advance to Round Four of the 2018-2019 season of the competition.French left-back Maxime Le Marchand is playing his first season in the English tournaments.He joined Fulham this season after playing in Nice, Le Havre, and Rennes.And he hopes the match between his side and Oldham Athletic will mean his team can advance to the Fourth Round of the FA Cup.Official: Tottenham sign Fulham youngster Ryan Sessegnon Andrew Smyth – August 8, 2019 Tottenham have sealed another transfer deadline day deal to sign the highly-rated Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham.“We continue to work hard as we prepare for this game,” Le Marchand told fulhamfc.com“If we win it will give us confidence for the next game in the Premier League, it will be good for us.”“It’s a good competition, we want to go as far as possible. It’s a game we’re looking forward to,” he added.“I have good memories of watching the FA Cup Final. It’s a prestigious competition, and that’s why we want to go as far as possible.”last_img read more