September 2019

Governor Beckinghams Latest Blog

first_img TCI tourism surges for 2015; March is biggest month Salvation Army does exceedingly abundantly more in Red Kettle Drive Premier to showcase TCI’s financial rebound at London meetings Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppClick below to view the Governor’s latest blog: Related Items:peter beckingham, shore club, stan hartling, tci tourism Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youlast_img read more

Sundowner Music Festival this week

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Misick & Hanchell question allegations going global Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Nov 2015 – A three day music festival is planned for the Caribbean’s Leading Beach, Grace Bay Beach and will feature not only music, but workshops. Gordon Kerr is one of the organizers of the Sundowner Music Festival to be held at the Somerset Resort where the line-up includes: a “Jam Cruise” on Talbots Adventures, a songwriters workshop with international artists and producers, a meet and greet with those songwriters, performers and producers and the concert on Saturday November 7th at on the croquet lawn of the Somerset; acts will include David Bowen, Wyatt Easterling and Naked Blue. Sundowner Music Festival runs November 4-7th and is a ticketed event. Related Items:david bowen, Gordon Kerr, naked blue, Somerset, Sundowner Music Festival, Wyatt Easterling Recommended for you What’s on TONIGHT in Providenciales Music Festival next month at Somerset Resortlast_img read more

Police tactical operation near Five Cays Blue Hills

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPolice staged a Friday night operation which still has some residents who witnessed it talking about the militant demonstration which followed a tumultuous week of events in law enforcement in the country.  It was a four hour operation carried out at the Five Cays and Blue Hills roundabouts; we are told of teams of 6 to 8 police officers clad in tactical gear, brandishing automatic weapons which were clearly seen thanks to a portable high powered light which illuminated those usually dark areas during the stop and searched.  We await from Police, the results of the Friday stop and search exercise. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Barricades were also used to ensure traffic was guided and tamed during the exercise.  Last week the TCI learned that another woman from the Dominican community was murdered when her body was found in Northwest Providenciales; that three men were charged not for trying to kill ex-cop, Alboin Williams who was shot nine times; but with armed robbery of the security company owner on April 10 …. and the public learned in a Magnetic Media special report, that security officers are not legally licensed to carry any weapons in their job as a security guards. last_img read more


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGOVERNOR AND POLICE COMMISSIONER DISCUSS SECURITY ISSUES WITH DOMINICAN REPUBLIC COMMUNITY: PLEDGE POLICE’S COMMITMENT TO FIND PERPETRATORSThe Governor, Peter Beckingham, met separately on 19 July the Premier and Police Commissioner and representatives of the Dominican Republic community to discuss the recent murder of a DR citizen, and developments since then. The Governor said,“I told Edwin Hernandez, a member of the DR Consulate-General, and members of the community how saddened I was to hear in London, when I was there last week on official business, of the tragic murder of Sorineida Moreno-Arias. Following the earlier murder of another DR citizen this is a tragic loss of a young life. I told the community that we have also reported these incidents to our Ambassador in Santo Domingo.“I said to the community that I had complete confidence in the Police Commissioner and his team who I knew were doing everything in their power to bring the perpetrator of this awful crime to justice. Commissioner Smith, who joined me for the meeting, and I underlined that the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force would leave no stone unturned to arrest the individual or individuals concerned.“Commissioner Smith and I also said to the DR representatives that we had no objections to the community arranging lawful events to express their anxiety at these recent incidents.  I was grateful for the reassurances of the DR community that any gatherings should be peaceful, and that they regretted the isolated attacks on the police by a small number of their group.“The Premier, Minister of Finance, Commissioner of Police and I also had a useful discussion about wider security issues. We agreed that we should consider a number of options to strengthen security measures across the community, as well as providing our reassurance to the public at large that we believed the RTCIPF, who had our full support, were working as hard as possible to solve all outstanding murders in Grand Turk and Providenciales regardless of when they were committed. We will consider options at a further meeting of the National Security Council next week, and subsequently hold a further meeting of the Security Council Advisory Group.” Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

FNM Split Leader reaches out to DNA

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, December 12, 2016 – The Bahamas has a new leader of opposition business in the House of Assembly; her name is Loretta Butler Turner and she was on Sunday sworn in by Governor General, Dame Maguerite Pindling.Butler Turner and others formed a coup, which on Wednesday forced Hubert Minnis, the actual leader of the FNM, potentially out of  the position due a constitutional right for them to claim no confidence in him and see him ousted.Hubert Minnis remains leader of the Free National Movement, but is no longer leader of Opposition business in the House of Assembly.  There was also upheaval in the Senate as most of the FNM Senators had resigned following the move late last week.Late breaking info from the Bahamas right now is that Butler Turner, has made Branville McCartney of the DNA the leader of government business in the senate. Related Items: #MagneticMediaNewscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

A Very Grateful Man TCIs Darron Hilaire laments following frightening ordeal with

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 4, 2017 – Providenciales – The past few hours have been quite an experience.   One I never imagined I would ever face.     I spent the last two weeks, and more so the last two days studying the wisdom books of the Bible — Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Job.   I became extremely fascinated by a passage from the book of Ecclesiastes Ch 12:1, which says paraphrased, “Set your mind on Christ in your youth.”I taught from this scripture in my boy’s small group session for the past weeks and have been eager to read the entire book to understand the intention of the author.   Through study I found out that in order to understood the message of Ecclesiastes, you also have to understand the message of Proverbs, which comes first, and Job, who comes last.The Book of Proverbs highlights the concept and the principle of wisdom.   It simply indicates that whoever finds and exercises wisdom is guaranteed success in all areas of their life.The Book of Ecclesiastes is written more from a critic’s tone of voice.   The teacher and the author describes how life is but a whisp of smoke. It is unpredictable.   Things good and bad happen to the wise and the unwise.   We all share the same destiny: death.   Death equalizes us.The Book of Job builds on this wisdom, and ends with a beautiful and powerful message.   Job is tested by God to the extent that he loses everything he ever valued.   The scriptures indicate that he did absolutely nothing to deserve it.   He then decided to question God and ask, why did this happen to me of all people?   God responded to Job very vividly in a vision indicating that, there are some things in life we may never come to understand. The message of the book of Job was simply to trust in God’s wisdom.I had a conversation with my Pastor earlier after mentioning this to him and he gave what I thought was a perfect summary.   He said, “fairness is not a biblical concept; trusting God is.”I may never get closure.   Justice may never be served.   But I trust that God in his infinite and mysterious wisdom and divine sovereignty knows all things, and does all things well.I recall not being fearful at all for the entire time that I was facing the ground, taking orders from masked gun men, tied up, held hostage in the backseat of my car, held at gunpoint, robbed, and released.   There was an overwhelming sense of peace and wisdom that saturated my consciousness and being to which I grateful to the Holy Spirit.The robbers remarked that I was a good man and therefore handed me my bag, my wallet and after several request, my phone—unharmed.I remember sitting to my desk yesterday afternoon reading Job and saying to myself, God, I hope I don’t have to be tested in such a way any time soon. Not knowing that, in a matter of hours, my time would come.  I am not the least bit discouraged.   I am more so empowered by the way my faith and trust in God has grown and has been growing.I am encouraged to share this experience as I assist with leading the memorial for my 19 year old cousin who lost his life in an accident that I was 5 minutes away from experiencing.May this be a lesson to all of us. God is Sovereign.   His wisdom is unmatched and not always understood.And as the book of Ecclesiastes states,   “The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.”Thank you all for the calls and comments. It was sincerely appreciated.Blessings and love,Darron D. Hilaire Jr. ߙEcclesiastes 12:13-14 ESVlast_img read more

Minister Ferreira Says Peoples National CleanUp Day in October

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 26, 2017 – Nassau – Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira, announced in the House of Assembly, September 20, that his Ministry is fulfilling the first of the Government’s promises, quoted in its public 2017 Manifesto, “to inaugurate the People’s National Clean-Up Day,” launched through the Ministry’s National Clean-Up Plan to start off in New Providence during October 2017, then extend out to the Family Islands “in an island-specific way.”During his House address, the Minister remarked: “Mr. Speaker, I grew upon a clapboard house at the foot of Kemp Road.   We had a broom for sweeping the yard, in fact all of the neighbours did; and every Saturday we did sweep the yard.“Today we live in a Bahamas where we have become accustomed to waste.   Whether derelict vehicles, fridges, stoves, or bulk waste, there is garbage everywhere.   This problem did not happen overnight nor will the fix be overnight, but it is a journey we must all take together.”Minister Ferreira said the theme of the Clean-Up Campaign will be “Keep Our Bahamas Beautiful” and is designed to encourage everyone to “Keep The Bahamas Clean, Green, and Pristine” by appealing to Bahamian pride in our country.   The theme implores cleanliness in our communities by reminding our people to ‘Be A Hero And Put It In The Can Man.’“The campaign will be executed in a five-phase approach with the goal to fully clean New Providence and maintain its cleanliness, and improve the general aesthetics.   New Providence has been divided into five zones and each zone correlates with a phase,” said Minister Ferreira.He explained that each phase will encompasses the constituencies or zones as follows:“Phase 1: Bain Town, Grants Town, St. Barnabas, Englerston and Centerville;Phase 2: Bamboo Town, Pinewood, Nassau Village, South Beach, Sea Breeze, and Fox Hill;Phase 3: Marathon, Freetown, St. Anne’s, Fox Hill, and Elizabeth;Phase 4: Fort Charlotte, Mount Mariah and Killarney; andPhase 5: Golden Isles, Southern Shores, Tall Pines, Garden Hills, Bamboo Town, Golden Gates, Carmichael and South Beach.”Minister Ferreira added: “the Clean-Up Campaign will require the full commitment and involvement of communities and stakeholders.   It will include the removal of garbage, appliances, furniture, derelict vehicles, rodents, and vegetation from lots and lot clearances.”Additionally, the Ministry anticipates that the success of the initiative will translate into the speedy and effective removal of waste; efficient monitoring; ongoing public awareness and education; and enforcement.   The Ministry will partner with media to get the message out.   And there will also be school outreach in hopes that educating the children will mean they will educate the adults they live with at home.“To brand our messages, the project will employ the use of a mascot, which will signal to Bahamians the source of the message disseminated, and the expected environmental content.   Posters for billboards will feature everyday people and celebrities and will be strategically placed at selected roundabouts throughout New Providence,” said Minister Ferreira.“The secret of an effective clean-up campaign is a good enforcement programme.   Appreciating this fact, there will be collaboration with the Health Inspectorate Division of the Department of Environmental Health Services, the Royal Bahamas Police Force, Ministry of Works, Ministry of Agriculture, and Community Leaders who we expect to eventually take the lead in keeping their communities clean, green, & pristine.  We also expect to receive corporate sponsorship and buy-in.”The Clean-Up Campaign is a voluntary event and all citizens and residents alike are asked to join in the community clean-up next month.By: Gena Gibbs (BIS)Photo Caption:  Minister of The Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira.(BIS Photo) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Pedestrian Crossings Civilised Safer

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, October 24, 2017 – Providenciales – In the Turks and Caicos, our highways are unique because they run through our neighborhoods.   The two main highways are called Leeward Highway – which runs east to west and the other is Millennium Highway and it runs, north to south.   Everything from schools to grocery stores, banks and churches, apartment complexes and houses, gas stations, utility companies, mechanic shops and day care centers, retail outlets, court houses, medical facilities, law firms to social services, pharmacies and restaurants line these major thoroughfares.Yet, upon inspection, Magnetic Media is awed by the fact that there is not one single pedestrian crossing on any of these roadways.   No not one in nearly 20 miles of road stretching almost the entire length of the developed part of the most developed island in the country.While the argument can be had that the absence of these vital cross walks is due to the fact that the strips are ‘highways’ – the more compelling argument and frustrating reality is that there is nothing typical or traditional about our Leeward and Millennium Highways.Our highways are home to homes and business directly.   There are no exits to enter to access the services or one’s home.   No, you pull off the highway right into a front yard or to turn into a neighborhood or you can park at the entrance of a school or daycare or drive right up to a business- directly off the highway.  But to cross the whoppingly wide four-lane Leeward Highway or the frantically busy, two lane stretch which is Millennium Highway there is no civilized way to do so.Every day, the missing crossings put thousands of people who make up both the walking and motoring public at deadly risk.On Friday, October 21stwe got a case in point of the worst kind.   The horrible death of a woman who was trying to cross the Leeward Highway, where there is no median, are dim lights and often the area is a vehicle speed zone.   She was hit by a car, then rolled over by a jeep and died on the spot.   The drivers both stopped, but the woman is dead and gone.I wonder how many times this will have to happen before some remedy is introduced to make it safer for those living in these islands who have to walk to get to and fro.It is a sickening trend where the planning of this emerging economy has obviously and irresponsibly disregarded the pedestrian public.  Most people who live here and who visit here are not owners of a vehicle.  There is no public transportation.  There are hardly any sidewalks where the residential or indigenous populations reside, accommodations for wheelchairs is as rare to find in Provo as a mango tree and there are limited sidewalks across the island of Providenciales with virtually none for the home population.In high tourist zones like Grace Bay and Turtle Cove, there are six pedestrian crossings.  Four of them in Grace Bay, two crosswalks in Turtle Cove.  Both areas are relatively small compared to the vast spaces where thousands of walking employees, senior citizens and students live.Grace Bay has four cross walks, Turtle Cove has two and the Airport, which we tossed in just because –  has four pedestrian crossings.Down Town, there are two and one on the airport road.  Glass Shack area has two for sure, there is one in the heart of The Bight near Ianthe Pratt Primary School; three in the Clement Howell and Oseta Jolly schools zone and one in Five Cays, at the Enid Capron primary school there.   We tried not to miss any.  But if we have, it is inadvertent.The point of this report is not to tally-up the pedestrian crossings, because without question there are not sufficient of them anyway.  The purpose here and our hope is to encourage us as residents and citizens of the Turks and Caicos Islands to demand a remedy to the problem.  Maybe highways cannot have pedestrian crossings.  But we do not have real highways.  What we do have is a real and deadly problem which requires rectification.We cannot have thousands of residents residing in the largest populated community of Blue Hills/Wheeland without a safe and legal way to cross the street just because someone decided they wanted to name it Millennium HIGHWAY.We cannot have thousands of residents put at life threatening risk when they decide they want to cross from a visit at the Cheshire Hall medical Center to their home in Plantation or go into the NIB for their benefit cheque.We cannot continue to live in a society which disregards the fact that most people visiting ScotiaBank’s ATM live in the hugely populated Cheshire Hall district and will need to cross the HIGHWAY to get back home.We cannot rest on our laurels as leaders in the various spheres and distance ourselves from the fact that a person with their grocery bags after shopping at Graceway IGA will need to cross the thoroughfare to get home to The Bight.We do not have a hovering public, I mean people aren’t floating around.  Everyone does not have a vehicle.  Plus we say we want to encourage walking and activity to reduce the prevalence of non communicable diseases and there is a boom in exercising on our streets.  But it is not safe.I mean, if we are serious about creating a civilized, caring, healthy and safe society… then let us get serious and make the changes which will lead to a better quality of life for all residents of the Turks and Caicos – drivers and walkers, locals and tourists – because all lives matter. 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TCI Letter to the Editor HMP Inmate bemoans prison conditions calls for

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Date:19th February, 2018 Subject: Constitutional infringements as it relates to parole and other wise. Sir Your Excellency,After careful review of the parole ordinance I am left with a heavy heart and great concern that the process which was instituted to benefit inmates serving custodial sentences at H.M Prison, Grand Turk in being subverted by the nonchalant approach to the parole process by the very members appointed to the board and others responsible for providing necessary reports.I am of the impression that the board should be meeting at least three(3) times a year. However, for the past five(5) years now the parole board has been having one(1) meeting per year and using the tardiness of social services as an excuse not to have the meeting when scheduled.At present there are seventeen(17) inmates eligible for parole. My name along with George Munroe, Louis Francis and at least two(2) others should be at the top of the list but have been mysteriously left out. Friday February 16th the board scheduled to meet and consider six(6) applicants, leaving eleven(11) eligible inmates wondering when the next meeting will be held and hoping it will be before next year February. Meanwhile every month other inmates will become eligible and are left wondering when or if their applications will be heard. During the last year ten(10) or more eligible inmates completed their sentences without ever having their parole applications heard which is a violation of their constitutional Rights.Among the inmate population there is a fear of victimization, which is why there are not more inmates speaking out about the advantage that is being taken of us. However, I feel that to not let my voice be heard would be a greater of injustice and counter productive to all I’ve been working towards for the past ten(10) years, and indeed all we as inmates work towards.  Personally and as a population of inmates, we feel that the parole board is functioning neither effectively nor efficiently and is in fact in jeopardy of being in violation of serious constitutional infringements.Please sir, I do not want to be misunderstood, even though mine is the only name affixed to this letter; I am only the voice speaking out in conjunction with other inmates who find themselves in similar situations. After serving ten(10) years of a twenty(20) years sentence with three(3) years left to completion. I’ve gone from sleeping the first year away to teaching computer applicants/applications and serving meals simultaneously for four(4) years then moving to maintenance where I’ve been called to do everything, from running telephone and cable wires to draining the sewage system regularly. I was denied parole without explanation in 2016 along with Louis Francis and George Munroe and we all should have been called back for reconsideration last year but we were not recalled at the only meeting in January, 2017. So the systems that is suppose to motivate inmates to be industrious and better themselves while serving their sentences is nonfunctional despite continual prompting and admonitions from the Prison information desk(PID).In addition my earning potential ended after my second year, so for the past 8 years I’ve been earning nothing in working with a hope for parole as is the case with all inmates serving any sentence more than 2 years being that our release allowance stops at 750 dollars and the greatest earning potential is set at $2 per day. Again after careful review we are of the opinion that there has been a serious misinterpretation of the present ordinance in reference to inmates release allowances and relationship to and inmates earning potential for certain works performed.Morale within the inmate population is very low and our collective belief is that while the parole ordinance is clear on procedure and the criteria for eligibility, the board seems to be continually getting misconstrued and these should be misconstrued and there should be a review or inquiry into the parole process.Prison has become a place of punishment only where inmates are being harassed instead of rehabilitated, and those with the desire to change are left to motivate themselves and find they’re own way out of the revolting doors; instead of being an effective institute for skills training and crime prevention. We know sir that the prison comes under on of the government ministries, however we are also well aware  that the governor has oversight of the Prison.Myself along with several other inmates have long met the criteria for parole. We have been Industrious, of good behavior and have earned responsibilities integral to the daily smooth operation of the prison. Yet there is no recompense and no programs to motivate inmates towards reforming themselves.It is a sad state of affairs  we find ourselves in here at H.M Prison Grand Turk as inmates, therefore we are left with no other recourse but to bring our plight  ultimately to you the Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands and appeal to the humanitarian we believe you to be while simultaneously notifying the Premier Sharlene Cartwright Robinson, Hon. Delroy Williams Minister of Home Affairs, Ms. Sabrina Green Commissioner of Human Rights Commission and Mr. Leo Missick Chairman of visiting committee of our concerns.We are left now with only the belief that supplications have made it to the right people and further communication can take place in the future.Thank you for your time and consideration.Most respectfully yours indeed..Elvanthan HandfieldInmate Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, March 8, 2018 – Providenciales – To:His Excellency The Governor Dr. John FreemanWaterlooGrand TurkTurks and Caicos Islands From:Inmate Elvathan HandfieldH.M PrisonGrand TurkTurks and Caicos Islandslast_img read more

Everton draw up 52000 capacity stadium plan

first_imgEverton have revealed plans for a 52,000 capacity stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock, with the potential to increase to 62,000 in the future.Everton will submit a planning application in the “second half of 2019”, but final capacity and design will come down to public consultation and fans engagement.A statement released by the club read: “The projected capacity takes into account several factors which include design and orientation of the stadium on a dock site, current and future ticket demand and forecast revenues and costs.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“The stadium will also be ‘futureproofed’ for any changes in regulations in relation to ‘safe standing’.“The design of two of the stands will make it easy to adopt a rail seating/safe standing solution, which will offer optionality and flexibility, should the law change in future.“The proposed figure follows extensive engagement with fans and consultation with a range of professional advisors who have expertise in stadium design and defining the optimum capacity for new stadia.”last_img read more

Vietnams coach is still proud of his team

first_imgThe Golden Dragons gave up a big fight against Japan, but couldn’t find the net and ended up losing 1-0 in the 2019 Asian Cup Quarterfinals.The best result Vietnam has ever recorded in the AFC Asian Cup was the fourth place in 1956 and 1960.But on those tournaments, there were only four teams presented, as the team couldn’t even win a single game.The Golden Dragons then failed to qualify for the next tournaments, reaching the Quarterfinals in 2007 as they played at home.And 12 years later, the team was back into the Quarterfinals, only to fail again to qualify to the Semifinals.“For Vietnam to reach the quarterfinal was dramatic,” head coach Park Hang-seo said to The Khaleej Times.Christian Pulisic ‘happy’ with his Chelsea debut Andrew Smyth – July 19, 2019 Christian Pulisic was happy with how Chelsea debut turned out despite it ending in a 1-0 friendly defeat to Kawasaki Frontale.“I think my players did their best in the competition — even though we lost against Japan today. My team showed great fighting spirit.”“I am really satisfied,” he added.“Reaching the quarterfinals here is dramatic. I never expected that we would reach the quarterfinals here. It’s a miracle.”“But our team showed that we can do it. That we can fight any team. Of course, we are not as strong as Japan, Iran, and Iraq,” he commented.“So for the Vietnam team, this experience of playing such strong teams could be very helpful to improve their level.”last_img read more

Reward offered for information on killing of 25yearold Oceanside man

first_img KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Posted: April 18, 2018 Victim: Erik RamseyOCEANSIDE (KUSI) — Oceanside authorities sought public help Wednesday and offered a reward for information in the killing of a 25-year-old man found last week near the home where he was living with his mother.The body of Erik Ramsey was discovered at 5:14 a.m. April 11 on a sidewalk near Dubuque and McNeil streets, Oceanside police spokesman Tom Bussey said. Investigators believe Ramsey was killed sometime late on April 10.Though detectives immediately began a homicide investigation, the initial details surrounding the discovery of the body were murky, and police did not announce until Wednesday that the victim was likely murdered.Ramsey sustained wounds to his upper body, Bussey said. But what caused the injuries was still under investigation.“The (San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office) is still looking at that, so we’re not ready to release the exact cause,” Bussey told City News Service. “For now, we just know it was upper-body wounds.”Ramsey wasn’t from Oceanside but “had been here for awhile” and lived with his mother close to where his body was found, Bussey said. The area is near a large, empty tract of land that runs north all the way to the San Luis Rey River, but investigators believe Ramsey suffered the fatal injuries in the area where he was found and was not dumped there.Police did not release any information about a possible suspect or motive.Anybody with information about Ramsey’s death was urged to call the Oceanside Police Department at (760) 435-4748 or San Diego Crime Stoppers’ anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.Tipsters can also contact the agency at Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. Reward offered for information on killing of 25-year-old Oceanside man April 18, 2018last_img read more

Man attacked in gas station near SDSU

first_imgMan attacked in gas station near SDSU June 10, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Two men beat and stabbed another man inside a gas station adjacent to San Diego State University’s campus late Saturday, fled the scene, then returned in time to be greeted by police, an officer said.Around 9:50 p.m., a 29-year-old man walked into the ARCO station at the intersection of College Avenue and Montezuma Road and, apparently having been involved in some kind of altercation, asked the clerk to call police, Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department said.While the man was in the store, two men walked in and first physically attacked him, then stabbed him once in the back and once in the arm before leaving the gas station.The two suspects returned while police were at the scene, and were arrested.The suspect who stabbed the victim was identified as 57-year-old Milton Lewis, and the suspect involved in the beating was identified as 25-year- old Abdul Mohammad, Heims said.Both were being held at San Diego Central Jail.The victim’s injuries were not considered life-threatening, and he was not taken to a hospital, Heims said. Posted: June 10, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img Updated: 12:15 PM KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Restaurants and distributors respond to Ecoli warning on romaine lettuce

first_img Sasha Foo 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)-From consumers to retailers, restaurants and distributors, millions of Americans have been affected by the warning from the Centers for Disease Control to avoid eating romaine lettuce because of an outbreak of E. coli.Inside the warehouse of Specialty Produce, a San Diego wholesale produce company, owner Bob Harrington said he removed romaine lettuce and any product containing the suspect lettuce from his inventory, after learning of the CDC alert. Harrington said about five to seven pallets of romaine lettuce would have to be tossed out.On Tuesday, Harrington contacted his customers, mostly restaurants, and instructed them to discard their romaine lettuce or return any unopened cases for credit. The produce wholesaler said he would be replacing his customers’ orders for romaine lettuce with other kinds of leafy greens such as baby iceberg and bibb.Harrington said making the changes will cost him a few thousand dollars, but considered the financial impact insignificant. “We’ll absorb that. It’s really not that much. Public safety is way more important,” Harrington said.At the Corner Drafthouse on Fifth Avenue, near Balboa Park, the wedge salad made with romaine is already off the menu. Chef Ruben Zamarripa wasted no time in making the necessary changes, substituting iceberg lettuce to make a wedge salad and using a more expensive blend of artisan greens on other dishes.Zamarripa said his food costs might increase but he was not willing to take the risk of endangering a customer’s health.He said he hoped that the voluntary recall would not last long, “because over the long haul, it will take a toll on our food costs, but you don’t want to risk it, right now. I’ll still wait after they say it’s officially done. I’ll still wait a few weeks before I start bringing the product in here.”The FDA is warning consumers to avoid all types and brands of romaine lettuce, Gottlieb said.Consumers should not eat any romaine lettuce product, including “whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and bags and boxes of pre-cut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine, such as spring mix and Caesar salad.Retailers and restaurants also should not serve or sell any until more is known about the outbreak. Restaurants and distributors respond to E.coli warning on romaine lettuce Categories: Health, KUSI, Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter Sasha Foo, center_img November 21, 2018 Updated: 7:34 PM Posted: November 21, 2018last_img read more

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) today announced the launch of a unique environmental management and education program that will help soybean producers find profitable and effective solutions to meet today’s growing environmental challenges. The program, called “Soybean Management and the Land: A Best Management Practices Handbook for Growers,” is a collaborative partnership of the ASA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Monsanto Company, and the Shared Solutions Agribusiness Contributions Program of the Philip Morris Family of Companies.”This partnership is an important step toward enhanced land stewardship on millions of acres of farmland,” said ASA President Marc Curtis, a soybean, corn, rice, wheat and milo producer from Leland, Miss. “I thank Monsanto, Philip Morris and the NRCS for their support and vision about the benefits of this project. This program will provide growers with an opportunity to study their farm and decide, for themselves, what is both environmentally and financially feasible.”Carl M. Casale, Vice President and General Manager for Monsanto’s North American Ag Business, said, “we’re pleased to be a part of this very important program and believe it will be a valuable resource for U.S. growers. This program builds upon Monsanto’s historical commitment to sustainable agriculture, and provides the opportunity for us to combine our efforts and work as a part of this partnership to take conservation-tillage and sustainable-agriculture efforts to the next level.”Pearlie Reed, Chief of NRCS, said, “I am pleased that USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service could be a partner in this project. I commend ASA and the other organizations for their leadership in promoting good conservation. I know that everyone involved will benefit from this relationship, especially soybean growers.”The NRCS provided ASA with the services of a Conservation Specialist Fellow who worked in ASA’s Washington Office for more than a year to develop this program.The environmental management and education program will be implemented in three phases over the next 12 to 14 months. Development of a Best Management Practices Handbook is complete and will be distributed in soybean production areas of the United States during the spring of 2000 through NRCS District Offices, County Extension Service Offices, Farm Bureau Offices and Soybean Association Offices.One feature of the handbook is a production diagnostic guide that producers will find extremely useful in assisting them in identifying and treating soybean pests and diseases. The handbook will be available as both a printed guide and electronically on the Web.The second phase of the program calls for a series of environmental workshop pilot projects beginning in November of 2000. Phase three will run January through March 2001, and will feature a series of regional train-the-trainer programs.Katherine Trent, Manager of Agricultural Relations for Philip Morris Management Corporation said, “The Philip Morris Shared Solutions Agribusiness Program is proud to be a sponsor for ASA’s Environmental Management and Education Program. Sound environmental management is a growing challenge for agricultural producers and an important issue for companies seeking high quality, low cost ingredients for their food products.”last_img read more

first_imgThe American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) program Executive Director Jim Hershey met with the International Grains Program at Kansas State University this week to discuss collaborations on development projects in Africa. They also discussed a feed mill technology training program for the WISHH partners in the Afghanistan SARAI project, as well as replicating the successful FEEDing Pakistan Aquaculture project in other countries with federal funding.last_img read more

first_imgAn investigation of the shooting death of a 3-year-old boy, the son of a Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputy, has been completed and sent to the Prosecutor’s Office for review.Ryan Owens died in a hospital very early on Sept. 15, hours after reportedly shooting himself in the head with a handgun belonging to his father, Detective Ed Owens, officials said at the time. The incident occurred about 10 p.m. the previous night, in the deputy’s home in Battle Ground.Deputy Owens was off duty and home at the time, and it was initially unclear how the boy obtained the weapon. The gun was the deputy’s personal one, not one issued by the sheriff’s office.Earlier this month, investigators said they were awaiting the return of DNA tests to complete their inquiry.On Wednesday, Lt. Roy Butler with the Battle Ground Police Department said the investigation had been completed, with help from the Vancouver Police Department and Major Crimes Unit. The details of the shooting won’t be made public until after a deputy prosecutor is finished reviewing the reports, he said.Deputy Prosecutor John Fairgrieve said Wednesday that he received the investigation reports Tuesday and didn’t yet know how long his review will take, but said it would take several days at least.last_img read more

first_imgMany state agencies will be closed Friday for Washington state’s monthly unpaid furlough day.Among the dozens of agencies, boards and commissions that will be closed Friday are the departments of commerce, corrections, fish and wildlife, health, personnel and veterans affairs.Exemptions cover certain public safety, public health and revenue-generation activities. Services by child protection workers, community corrections officers, emergency public health and patient safety workers, and the Washington State Patrol will continue in full.The monthly furloughs will save more than $70 million in all funds in 2010–11. The next closure is June 10.For more information on state agency closures, visit read more

first_imgVancouver: 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Oct. 12, Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St.Portland: 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Oct. 13, Jantzen Beach SuperCenter Community Room, 1405 Jantzen Beach Center.On the Web:To see the Columbia River Crossing’s Final Environmental Impact Statement visit:Columbia River CrossingThe final environmental plans for the Columbia River Crossing were delivered to the federal government for approval Wednesday, setting in motion the last step before planners can acquire property, ask for federal and state funding and finish design on the largest public works project in the history of the Pacific Northwest.Crossing officials hope to get approval from the federal highway and transit administrations by December, which would keep the project on track to break ground in late 2013, CRC director Nancy Boyd said.What it means: Federal government approval of the document locks into place the locally chosen option of a replacement deck-truss-style bridge, the extension of light rail from Portland and seven interchange improvements over five miles. “We’re glad we’re at this point, this is a huge milestone for us,” Boyd said.Submitting the Final Environmental Impact Statement does not mean an automatic approval — it is possible that the federal government could choose a different path than the one area agencies signed off on, including a “no build” option, Environmental Manager Heather Wills said.The document is available on the project’s website,, and hard copies will also be available at local libraries and upon request. Public comment starts Sept. 23 and will be open for 30 days; all public comment will be sent to the federal highway and transit authorities.last_img read more