Events to discuss childhood trauma

first_imgVancouver – The Prevent! Coalition is hosting two free events — a documentary screening and a presentation — about adverse childhood experiences and the difference a trauma-informed approach can make.Each event is led by Jim Sporleder, the former principal of Lincoln High School in Walla Walla who turned the school around by using a trauma-informed approach.The first event is a screening of the documentary “Paper Tigers,” which takes a look into the lives of students at Lincoln High School, an alternative school that specializes in educating traumatized youth. After the film, Sporleder will lead a 30-minute discussion.• When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 6.• Where: La Center High School commons, 725 N.E. Highland Road, La Center.The second event is a presentation by Sporleder. “Catching Kids Before They Fall: A Paradigm Shift Responsive to Trauma” touches on how traditional methods for discipline in schools have lost their impact and how a new trauma-informed approach is more successful.• When: 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 7.• Where: Educational Services District 112 conference Center, 2500 N.E. 65th Ave., Vancouver.For more information, call Joy Lyons at 360-952-3397.last_img read more

Voters give 2nd term to Wyman

first_imgOLYMPIA — Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman has been re-elected to a second term.Wyman defeated Democrat Tina Podlodowski, a former Microsoft manager, with about 54 percent of the vote.Wyman narrowly won her election four years ago and voting in August’s top two primary was tight, with Wyman getting 48 percent of the vote and Podlodowski receiving 46 percent.Podlodowski attacked Wyman on issues ranging from low primary voter turnout to a translation mistake in the Spanish version of the voters guide that could have led some who were convicted of misdemeanor crimes to think they were not qualified to vote. Wyman apologized for the error and sent out mailers to voters who were potentially affected.In an emailed statement, Wyman wrote that her re-election was a “huge victory.”“In the face of the most money ever spent on a Washington Secretary of State race, and in the crosshairs of one of the most negative campaigns ever run for this office, we held firm,” she wrote. “We proved that running a positive, issues-driven campaign still works. We proved that integrity and fairness do matter in our elections.”Podlodowski raised more than $900,000 in her bid to oust Wyman, and spent more than half of that on negative TV ads. Wyman raised more than $855,000 in her race.In other election developments, voters have rejected a measure that creates a publicly funded voucher system for political contributions.Initiative 1464’s voucher system would have given voters three $50 “democracy credits” that they can use in state races every two years. To pay for the statewide system, the measure would’ve repealed the non-resident sales tax exemption for residents of sales-tax-free states like Oregon and Montana who shop in Washington. To be eligible to redeem the vouchers, participating political candidates would have to have pledged to limit self-financing, as well as the size of donations they accept.last_img read more

Disabilities advisory board seeks member

first_imgClark County – The Clark County council is currently seeking someone with a background in higher education or business to serve on the Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board. The board meets at 5:15 p.m. the first Wednesday of every other month and advises the county on issues facing disabled individuals and ways to improve programs for this population.The three-year term for the position begins immediately and a person familiar with intellectual and developmental disabilities is preferred.To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to Jennifer Clark, Board of County Councilors Office, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver 98666, or to jennifer.clark@clark.wa.gov or by fax to 360-397-6058.The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 13 by 5 p.m.last_img read more

Washougal garage damaged in early morning blaze

first_imgA vacant Washougal house that was days away from being someone’s home was damaged by an early morning fire Wednesday.Crews with the Camas-Washougal Fire Department responded to the blaze at 4269 F Circle at about 4:15 a.m. They arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the garage, said acting Battalion Chief Brooks Cooper.Firefighters attacked the flames, bringing the fire under control within 20 minutes and stopping it from spreading to the rest of the house, Cooper said. The roof of the attached garage, however, collapsed in the fire.Crews stayed on scene for several hours to put out hot spots and do overhaul.The ranch-style house was unoccupied, Cooper said, but residents were going to move in this week and some possessions had been stored there.Camas-Washougal Fire Marshal Ron Schumacher said Wednesday the cause of the fire was still under investigation, but it likely did a couple hundred thousand dollars in damage.last_img read more

Family of rancher killed in Oregon standoff sues US police

first_imgPORTLAND — The family of an Arizona rancher who was killed by police during the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon alleged in a U.S. lawsuit Friday that he was “deliberately executed by a preplanned government ambush.”The wrongful-death lawsuit filed in Portland on the second anniversary of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum’s death seeks at least $5 million in damages for his widow and each of their 12 children. The United States is listed as a defendant, along with the FBI, Oregon State Police, Gov. Kate Brown and others.FBI spokeswoman Beth Anne Steele said the agency does not comment on pending litigation. Representatives for the governor and state police did not immediately return messages seeking comment.Finicum served as a spokesman for the armed group led by Ammon and Ryan Bundy that occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2016 to oppose federal control of land in the U.S. West and the imprisonment of two ranchers.Investigators determined that state troopers were justified in shooting Finicum three times in the back after he exited his vehicle at a police roadblock, put his hands in the air and then reached toward a handgun in his inner jacket pocket.last_img read more

Battle Ground family among many that struggle as wages stagnate

first_imgBATTLE GROUND — Compared with juggling four kids younger than 14, asking for a raise should have been easy, thought Chris Waller.Waller, 38, works for a family company that fits expensive products into safe packaging, such as computer chips into tailored foam cases. He earned $14 per hour to start. More than six years later, he was making only $15.70.With costs rising, he asked a supervisor about a raise. But he was rebuffed again and again until, finally, he gave two weeks’ notice.“I was asking for (a raise for) eight months and kept getting the runaround,” he said. “I work hard.”Despite a growing demand for workers, stagnant wages have been a common plight for people like Waller who earn less than $48,000, the Clark County median annual wage. Incomes rose only 6 percent on average for those workers in the past decade, according to state data.By contrast, people whose income ranks in the top 20th percentile saw their paychecks grow 14 percent. The top 5 percent of local earners averaged raises of 20 percent.It’s a global trend that is largely out of the hands of local governments and businesses. But many in Clark County still risk being left out of economic growth.last_img read more

Community Chest opens meeting to public

first_imgCamas-Washougal – The Camas-Washougal Community Chest welcomes the public to its annual meeting where it will review last year’s grants and achievements. The meeting is 6 to 7 p.m. May 16 at 54-40 Brewing Company at 3801 S. Truman Road in Washougal.The community chest will also elect officers and recognize major donors. Visit www.camaswashougalcommunitychest.org for more information.last_img

Community Kitchen in Fruit Valley aims to address lack of food options

first_imgTony Fantozzi emerged from the new Community Kitchen food pantry at Fruit Valley Village excited about cooking. “I did great,” he said, hefting two bulging plastic bags of groceries to his car. “I’m going to start cooking soon. This will come in handy.”Fantozzi said he’s been living in a tent in the vicinity of Share House for more than two years now, but he’s eager to move up in the world. “I’m 65; I don’t want to be doing this forever,” he said. But until things start looking up for Fantozzi, the Community Kitchen provides what he needs to cook on his own camping stove.One door east of the Community Kitchen is the new Lighthouse Community Credit Union, bringing financial services and savings accounts to low- and moderate-income Fruit Valley people whose modest assets are generally overlooked by traditional banks. A couple doors west is the long-standing Minit Mart that will undergo renovation and expansion soon — adding a teaching kitchen where neighbors can learn to cook healthy food, according to developer and property owner Don Rhoads.The common goal at Fruit Valley Village is lifting up the local population, according to Lighthouse board member Brett Bryant. “It’s a collaboration across a lot of different organizations … to address the root causes of hunger and poverty,” he said. “Access to food and access to services is the path to transformation.”“The (Minit Mart) store has been here since 1968,” Rhoads said. “It’s a well-traveled corner and it’s part of the fabric of the Fruit Valley community. We realized it’s a great place to develop into more than just a store. We’re trying to provide infill that really serves this community.”last_img read more

Washington state Democrats celebrate eye 3 GOP House seats

first_imgSPOKANE — Democrats in Washington state celebrated early primary returns as they seek to capture three GOP-held congressional districts – including one occupied by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a top Republican House leader.Washington’s primaries are a top-two system, meaning the two candidates with the most votes advance regardless of party. It’s encouraging to Democrats that their candidate, Lisa Brown, has nearly as many votes as McMorris Rodgers in early returns Wednesday.In two other races the Democrats hope to win, their candidates combined had a larger vote total than the incumbent Republican, giving Democrats hope they’ll consolidate that support in November.Washington is a vote-by-mail state, and voters had a deadline of 8 p.m. Tuesday to have their ballot postmarked or placed in a drop box. In some of the more competitive races, results may not be known for days as most counties will update vote counts only once a day.Just over 24 percent of the vote had been counted by Tuesday night. State GOP chairman Caleb Heimlich said that “it’s still too early to come to any big conclusions.”last_img read more

Authorities probe how airline employee could steal plane

first_imgOLYMPIA (AP) — Investigators are piecing together how an airline ground agent working his regular shift stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and fatally crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound after being chased by military jets that were quickly scrambled to intercept the aircraft.Officials said Saturday that the man was a 3.5-year Horizon employee and had clearance to be among aircraft, but that to their knowledge, he wasn’t a licensed pilot. The 29-year-old man used a machine called a pushback tractor to first maneuver the aircraft so he could board and then take off Friday evening, authorities added.It’s unclear how he attained the skills to do loops in the aircraft before crashing about an hour after taking off into a small island in the Puget Sound, authorities said. He crashed nearly an hour after the plane was taken from a maintenance area, though officials said that it did not appear that the fighter jets were involved in the crash of the aircraft. In a news release issued Saturday, the North American Aerospace Defense Command said two F-15C alert aircraft were scrambled from Portland but did not fire upon the plane.At a news conference in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, officials from Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air said that they are still working closely with authorities as they investigate what happened.“Safety is our No. 1 goal,” said Brad Tilden, CEO of Alaska Airlines. “Last night’s event is going to push us to learn what we can from this tragedy so that we can ensure this does not happen again at Alaska Air Group or at any other airline.”last_img read more

Exjail deputy pleads guilty to sexual misconduct

first_imgA former Clark County corrections deputy pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually assaulting two women detained at the Clark County Jail in 2017.Christopher A. North, 31, pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court to second-degree custodial sexual misconduct, voyeurism and indecent exposure. He also entered an “in re Barr” plea to indecent liberties. An “in re Barr” plea allows a defendant to plead guilty to a lesser related charge he didn’t commit in order to avoid conviction for a greater offense.According to a probable cause affidavit, in March 2017, North led a woman — who was going through the jail to be transferred elsewhere — to a private room, where she could change. There, he instructed her to change into her personal clothing. While she was undressing, he opened the door, prompting her to put her top back on.Later, when she was placed in a cell with windows facing the property room, North stood in the doorway to the property room, exposed himself and began masturbating while looking at the woman, according to court records.Then, in July 2017, North brought another female inmate to a private space in the jail, where he instructed her to change. According to court records, he went to an adjacent room and watched her undress before re-entering. North told her she’d be held in the changing room for a time, while waiting for transportation. The woman was locked in the room for about two hours, according to court documents.last_img read more

Premier League fixtures released

first_imgThe Premier League fixtures have now been released with new Arsenal boss Unai Emery set for a challenging first game in charge against the defending champions Manchester City at the EmiratesLife after Arsene Wenger looks set to be a challenging start for the Gunners in this new era with a trip to Stamford Bridge to face former champions Chelsea coming straight after playing against Pep Guardiola’s men.Meanwhile, last season’s runners-up, Manchester United, will host Leicester City at Old Trafford with third-placed Tottenham set to travel to St James’ Park to face off against Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle United side.Manuel Pellegrini looks set to face a difficult start at West Ham United against last season’s Champions League runners-up Liverpool.The newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers will host Everton in what will be their first Premier League game in six years and fellow promoted side Cardiff City are set to travel to Bournemouth for their first game.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…Play-off winners Fulham will host Crystal Palace.? Announcing the 2018/19 Matchweek 1 #PLfixturesFull list ? https://t.co/iQKSN9XtKw pic.twitter.com/N5BOj8oVN0— Premier League (@premierleague) June 14, 2018last_img read more

Exteammate Evra advises Ronaldo on the right choice

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo’s former Manchester United teammate Patrice Evra has advised the superstar to go ahead with the move to Juventus as it will allow him to continue to win silverwareThe five-time Ballon d’Or winner is looking increasingly likely to end his nine-year spell at Real Madrid this summer following a falling out with club president Florentino Perez.A move to Serie A champions Juventus is on the cards with a reported bid of €100m set to be the fee paid for Ronaldo’s services.Evra, who also played for Juventus himself, gave his former teammate his full endorsement of the possible transfer to Turin in a live Instagram video.“Everyone asks me, ‘Pat, what do you think?’ ” he said, as stated on Metro.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I haven’t spoken to Cristiano about this, but my advice is, if he wants to play to 2050, he has to go to Juve. There is no other team he must join. It’s simple.“I thank Juve, because if after Manchester I continued to win and to run, it was thanks to Juve. You should never spit on the plate that fed you, so Juve will always be in my heart.”Following a short interpretation of the Juventus song, Evra added: “So Cristiano, I tell you this: make the right choice.“You know how much the Italians love you, but it’s a sacrifice. If you go to Juve, it’s to work and to work HARD. This lot, ha, don’t know what a vacation is.“But that’s the choice. Either you want to continue playing to 2050 or just carry on for a bit. I can tell you this. If you go to Juve, you’ll be at the next World Cup not as a mascot, but as a protagonist. A PROTAGONIST!”last_img read more

Alisson on Liverpool move I feel at home already

first_imgLiverpool new signing Alisson Becker is already feeling at “home” in his new surroundings after completing his first training session at the clubThe Reds announced the shock signing of Alisson for a transfer fee of £66.8m (72.5m euros), in what is a world record fee for a goalkeeper.While Alisson couldn’t make the team’s preseason tour of the United States, after having an extended summer vacation following his participation with Brazil at the World Cup, he has now trained with his new teammates for the first time on Tuesday at the club’s five-day training camp in Evian, France.“It has been a great day which I had been looking forward to,”Alisson told the club website.“I’ve had a good few resting days with my family but we all couldn’t wait to get the new season underway soon.“It’s only my first day and I feel at home already.”? @Alissonbecker ? pic.twitter.com/aK9EAcDXDC— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 31, 2018Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United. Last season’s Champions League runners-up will face Torino at Anfield on August 7 in their final pre-season friendly, before they take on West Ham United in their Premier League opener just five days later.“Although these two weeks don’t seem like a long time, it’s enough for us to be ready for our first game against West Ham,” said Allison.“We’ll play two friendlies before this game and I’m sure the hard work the squad have put in so far is going to help me become a member of the squad as quickly as possible so that I am 100 percent ready for our first game to kick off the Premier League in a good way.“This initial training session has been useful for me to see what our playing style should be in the Premier League.“It’s also showed me that the team are very well adapted to it and everyone seems to be physically fit, not to say technically — they’re all great players after all.“I’m very happy to have them alongside me and to be a part of this project that Liverpool have and the great work they have been doing over recent years.“I hope I can help and bring something extra to the team.”last_img read more

Stuttgarts Benjamin Pavard is a wanted man

first_imgAccording to the Italian outlet, Calciomercato, Barcelona will have to beat the competition from Juventus and Bayern Munich if looking to secure the services of the €30m Stuttgart defender Benjamin Pavard.Ernesto Valverde is a big fan of the 22-year-old Frenchman, who emerged as one of the most pleasant surprises of the recently concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia. Although he already has some major defenders at his disposal, including Samuel Umtiti, Gerard Pique, and Clement Lenglet, the former Athletic Bilbao manager hopes to bring in another reliable option, as Nelson Semedo continues to struggle on the right-back position.Meanwhile, the Bianconeri have wrapped up the €40.4 million deal for Joao Cancelo, but Massimiliano Allegri is yet to be convinced by the performance of the former Valencia man. Additionally, Pavard’s versatility that enables him to cover multiple roles in the backline, as well as, a defensive-midfielder role is something that appeals the most to the Old Lady chief of staff.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.And of course, there are always the Bavarians when it comes to talented players who perform in the Bundesliga. With Joshua Kimmich residing as the only reliable right-back, Niko Kovac is looking for a solid backup, and the former Lille player has what it takes to break into the top-class team like Bayern Munich.As things stand, Stuttgart management can smile while figuring out what price-tag to slap on their in-demand man.last_img read more

Lloris blamed Frances weak effort

first_imgFrance were beaten 2-0 by the Netherlands away from home and the World Cup winners’ captain, Hugo Lloris, admitted that his team showed a really poor performance and they could have conceded even more goals.The Netherlands can win their group if they will manage to beat Germany away from home – and France will only have to hope that the Germans will be able to stand tall and deflect the Dutch attacks for the group win.Hugo Lloris admitted that the performance shown by his team was really weak and they didn’t deserve anything from this game, according to fourfourtwo.com:We played to the minimum of our potential and paid for it. The score could have been even more flattering for the Dutch.Euro 2020Report: Euro 2020 qualifying Group H George Patchias – September 11, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group H is being controlled by France and Turkey, but Iceland is still in with a shout.Reigning world champions France ran…“We have to hope that the Germans beat them on Monday.”“We knew what to expect, we knew the level of the Netherlands, they had demonstrated it against Germany and Belgium in October and they turned in a great performance.”“We did not live up to it. It’s disappointing, now we no longer have our destiny in our hands.“In the coming days, we will have to analyse it even if it is not easy to find the right words.”last_img read more

Real Madrid win their fourth Club World Cup in history

first_imgWith a dominant performance against Al Ain, Real Madrid becomes the only club in history to win three consecutive FIFA Club World Cups.During a season that has been as difficult as the one Real Madrid is experiencing at the moment, Los Blancos desperately needed the FIFA Club World Cup in the final against Al Ain to boost their confidence during the post-Ronaldo era.The Arab club surprised the world when they managed to defeat River Plate in the semifinals, which gave them the right to play this match against Santiago Solari’s squad, but this is as far as they were going to get.The truth is that Real Madrid was way too superior and the Arabs had absolutely no chances to defeat the Spanish giants, they did make them suffer during the first 60 minutes of the match and only a long distance screamer in the first half from Modric was able to keep them ahead in the scoreline before a full hour had passed.The shot that the Croatian midfielder took just before the 15-minute mark, was the perfect culmination to an already fantastic year he has as an individual player.However, Los Blancos still didn’t have a secured result and they required to push themselves further in order to get more goals that could make them feel more confident.¡REAL MADRID, TRICAMPEÓN DEL MUNDO!El momento esperado por los merengues: ¡Cuando levantan el título como campeones del #MundialdeClubesxFOX!Revívelo pic.twitter.com/gxd4dvESY6— FOX Sports MX (@FOXSportsMX) December 22, 2018Already in the second half, it was a beautiful long-distance volley from Marcos Llorente what gave Los Blancos that confidence they needed.The Real Madrid product has been playing amazing football under Santiago Solari this season, this goal is a reward for that effort he’s been making in order to get noticed.But a Real Madrid final cannot be completed without a Sergio Ramos header during a corner kick, the magical moment happened just before the 80-minute mark after Luka Modric sent a cross straight into Ramos’ head.The skipper has now scored goals in two Champions League finals, two European Supercup final, and two Club World Cup finals as well.It was 3-0 already, Los Blancos had secured their result and another trophy for the museum inside the Santiago Bernabeu.But the final still wasn’t over, Al Ain did score a goal near the end of the match through Shiotani in order to at least find a little comfort in a very difficult night for them.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.Los Blancos still got a fourth goal after the 90th minute, they got it through an own goal scored by Yahia Nader.EL CAMINO AL TRICAMPEONATO #MundialdeClubesxFOX Así fue la goleada del Real Madrid al Al Ain en la Final⚽ – Modric (14′) ⚽ – Llorente (60′) ⚽ – Ramos (79′) ⚽ – Shiotani (86′) ⚽ – Nader [AG] (90′) pic.twitter.com/dBoXAQYywx— FOX Sports MX (@FOXSportsMX) December 22, 2018This 4-1 result was the final nail on Al Ain’s coffin, the one that sealed the result for Real Madrid and got them to claim the FIFA Club World Cup for the third consecutive time.Santiago Solari clearly stepped in with the right foot as the manager for this squad, he also reached a historic milestone that only four other managers have been able to accomplish it.The Argentine manager won the Intercontinental Cup back in 2002 as a Real Madrid player, today he wins the equivalent competition as a manager and writes his name next to the likes of Luis Cubilla, Juan Mujica, Carlo Ancelotti, and Zinedine Zidane.All five men were able to win the same competition both as players and managers.This result is worthy of celebration for Los Blancos, they will travel back to Spain and rest for the holidays but they will have to go back to reality soon after.This club is not doing so well in La Liga right now, maybe this new trophy can give them the boost they need in order to improve their results during the year of 2019.Congratulations to Real Madrid, they are the World Champions for the third consecutive year.🏆🎉 ¡CAMPEONES DEL MUNDO! #RMCWC | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/MCwui6I5Mw— Real Madrid C.F.⚽ (@realmadrid) December 22, 2018Who was the player you liked the most in the final between Real Madrid and Al Ain? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Neil Warnock rues denied penalties in Huddersfield draw

first_imgCardiff City manager Neil Warnock says they were unlucky not to have been awarded a penalty in their goalless draw with Huddersfield Town on Saturday.Despite Warnock’s claims, Cardiff City should count them lucky after referee Lee Mason overturned a penalty he awarded to Huddersfield Town in the 76th minute.Cardiff felt they were denied clear penalty calls when Philip Billing’s header hit Erik Durm’s arm and when Hoilett was brought down by Hadergjonaj.“We knew we’d be struggling a little bit today,” Warnock told Sky Sports.“We had one or two players who shouldn’t have been playing. Callum Paterson and Victor Camarasa weren’t really fit but I wanted to play them.Danny CowleyCowley explains why he changed his mind about Huddersfield Manuel R. Medina – September 9, 2019 Last week Danny Cowley rejected the chance to coach Huddersfield Town in the English Championship, but today he accepted saying it was a good opportunity.“I thought we had the opportunities but we didn’t get the rub of the green although thankfully the linesman was alert to overturn the penalty. We thought ours was a certain penalty for a foul on [Junior] Hoilett.“The lad doesn’t see him coming, he gets to the ball first, and he takes the man.“I don’t understand why they can’t be given but I suppose next season with VAR, we’ve got a chance.”last_img read more

More pathways to Citizenship in TCI to enlarge franchise

first_img Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 18 Sept 2015 – Despite strong objections by the public and calls for an extension on consultations, the Immigration Bill 2015 has been passed. House of Assembly members met until 1:10am Thursday morning to discuss the divisive bill, which on Wednesday, received the green light from the PNP Government. Once again, Blue Hills MP Hon. Goldray Ewing voted against the bill, while other members of the Opposition and the Governor’s Appointed Members did not express their vote during the late night session. The Immigration Bill, along with the Turks and Caicos Islander Status bill also passed in the House this week, are the two proposals, which locals fear will enlarge the Turks and Caicos Islands franchise – unchecked – and provide too many pathways to become a TCI citizen. Citizenship can now go to a person born in the Turks and Caicos or outside of the TCI with one or both of their parents being an indigenous islander. Citizenship can also go to those born outside of the Turks and Caicos if both of their parents were settled or held PRC status in the islands at the time of their birth. It also grants TCI status to a person born outside of the Turks and Caicos with one or more of their grandparents being Turks and Caicos Islanders. It was explained that it will take roughly three months for this bill to become law. Recommended for you TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m Related Items:citizenship, house of assembly, immigration bill, turks and caicos islander Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Recovery Of Stolen Vessel From Atlantis Marina

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCoral Harbour Base 28 Oct 2015 (RBDF): The Royal Bahamas Defence Force received reports concerning a 23-foot Contender pleasure craft that was stolen from the Nassau Harbour area early Monday morning. Acting on intelligence received, the Harbour Patrol Unit’s Delta Watch proceeded along with a team from Commando Squadron to investigate the matter aboard a Defence Force fast patrol craft. The search led Defence Force Marines to the Seabreeze Canal area where the abandoned vessel was sighted early Tuesday morning. The vessel was then towed to the Harbour Patrol Unit where the matter was turned over to Police for further investigation.The Royal Bahamas Defence Force continues to strive towards achieving greater success in fulfilling its mandate to “Guard our Heritage.” Defence Force Makes History With Public Service Award HMBS Durward Knowles Provides Hurricane Relief To Long Island Residents In Clarence Town Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Haitian Migrants Apprehended Related Items:atlantis, Royal Bahamas Defence Force, stolen vessellast_img read more