Is TCI on its way to a new constitution or closer to

first_img Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’ Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales – This week the dialogue on those possibilities begin… and the Chairman of that all-important constitutional review commission is convening his first press conference today… Daniel Malcolm Sr, a South Caicos businessman was the seventh and final person named to the constitutional committee… which has as its main mandate to identify ways the 2011 TCI Constitution could be made less ‘regressive’ as it has been dubbed and to lead the exploration of whether independence for The Turks and Caicos Islands is a viable option, now. Mr. Malcolm who served as Chairman on the Constitutional Modernisation Reform Body, presented on Decolonization at the United Nations and is a former leader of the Progressive National Party. He was unanimously supported by the house of Assembly; his name submitted by the Premier. Other members of this bi-partisan committee: from the PNP side, Hon Don Hue Gardiner, Border Control Minister and Member from North and Middle Caicos; Hon Akierra Missick who is Deputy Premier with Education, Youth, Sports and Library Services in her portfolio as the member from Long Bay and Leeward; and Carlos Simons, Deputy Leader of the PNP and all island candidate in the last general elections – all are attorneys by profession. For the Official Opposition, PDM: Leader Sharlene Robinson, first All Island member and a lawyer; North and Middle Caicos Caretaker, Ashwood Forbes, also an attorney and party Deputy Leader and Five Cays member, Sean Astwood, a businessman and Chamber of Commerce Vice President. Mr Malcolm in a media invite said the committee will hold a first meeting this Friday, in Grand Turk. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite Related Items:2011 constitution, ak, ashwood forbes, chamber of commerce, daniel malcolm, donhue gardiner, Pdm, pnp, sean astwood, sharlene cartwright-robinson, tci constitutionslast_img read more

A filthy scene as trash is scattered along Leeward Highway

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, August 19, 2016 – Big, nasty mess on the Leeward Highway yesterday got Magnetic Media posting photos of the splatter of trash right on this main thoroughfare.  The reaction, was as it always is, appall at the audacity of some in the community to completely disregard warnings, notices and the laws of the land.If you saw when this trash hit the ground on Leeward Hwy near the Southern Shores building, near the Haitian & Jamaican Consulate offices, please contact authorities.Jamaican Consul, Allan Hutchinson said to us, “This is what you call lawlessness.  We need to charge a special fee for companies transporting garbage and mandate strict guidelines on how it is done.”  Hutchison continued with his suggestion, saying, “Plus hire some sanitation inspectors to patrol highways looking out for those polluters and empower them to levy $10,000 fines for offenders.  We must get tough with this kind of madness and irresponsibility by residents.” – Allan HutchinsonBy this morning, the trash in that area of Leeward Highway was cleaned up. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:Allan Hutchinson, garbage scattered on leeward highway, trash scattered on leeward highway in front of Haitian and Jamaican consulate officelast_img read more

235M Acres Off Texas Up For Oil Gas Leases In August

first_imgBOEM Whale fluke in front of oil platformNEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal government will offer 23.5 million acres off of Texas for oil and gas leases in August.The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management says that’s all the available waterbottom in the western Gulf of Mexico.Spokesman John Filostrat says the agency has not chosen a date or location.Last August marked the smallest sale ever for the western Gulf. Five companies bid on 33 tracts for a total of $22.7 million in high bids. Each tract drew one bid.A sale last month for central and eastern tracts was the central region’s fourth-lowest since regional sales began in 1983. Nobody bid on tracts in the eastern Gulf.Industry lobbyist Randall Luthi blamed the low sales on both low oil and gas prices and uncertainty over possible future regulations. Share Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Facebook to stop you from uploading embarrassing photos

first_imgAdvertisement Social networking giant Facebook is building an artificial intelligence tool that would warn people when they are about to do something they might regret later such as uploading an embarrassing photo on the social networking site.The Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (Fair) lab, Yann LeCun, and his team are now laying the basic groundwork for the tool.LeCun says they want to build a kind of Facebook digital assistant that will recognize when you are uploading an embarrassing photo from a late-night party. – Advertisement – LeCun said, this assistant would tap you on the shoulder and say: “Uh, this is being posted publicly. Are you sure you want your boss and your mother to see this?”The tool will rely on image recognition technology that can distinguish between your drunken self and your sober self, ‘Wired’ reported.The larger aim is to create things like the digital assistant that can closely analyse not only photos but all sorts of other stuff posted to Facebook.“You need a machine to really understand content and understand people and be able to hold all that data,” he said.Facebook lab has already developed algorithms that examine a user’s overall Facebook behaviour in an effort to identify the right content for their news feed — content they are likely to click on — and they will soon analyse the text users type into status posts, automatically suggesting relevant hashtags.LeCun and his team are also looking towards AI systems that can understand Facebook data in more complex ways.Source: Business Linelast_img read more