House of Assembly in session today

first_img Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Jul 2015 – Today members of parliament convene for debate in the House of Assembly in Grand Turk; the House will be carried live on national radio. Related Items:house of assembly Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6mlast_img

Two Men in Custody For Drug Possession

first_img The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 23, 2017 – Nassau – Police took two men into custody after seizing a quantity of dangerous drugs in separate incidents on June 21.In the first incident, around 12:00 noon, Southwestern Division officers were on routine patrol on Fire Trail Road near Sir. Milo Butler Highway when they saw a driving a van who aroused their suspicion. The officers then signaled to the vehicle to stop. When the officers approached the vehicle the male threw a taped package outside which was retrieved and found to contain 5 pounds of marijuana. The man was subsequently taken into custody.Then shortly after 1:00 pm, Southeastern Division officers were on routine patrol on Gilda Street, Kennedy Sub-division, when they saw a man standing on a premises who aroused their suspicion. The officers accosted the man and found a plastic bag containing 16 small foil wrappings with marijuana in his possession. The man was subsequently taken into custody.#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDTlast_img read more

Trump accuses media of ignoring terrorist attacks

first_imgUS President Donald Trump speaks following a visit to the US Central Command and Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base. Photo: AFPUS President Donald Trump accused the media Monday of disregarding attacks perpetrated by radical jihadists, in a provocative statement for which he provided no evidence.“ISIS is on a campaign of genocide, committing atrocities across the world. Radical Islamic terrorists are determined to strike our homeland,” the president said, using an acronym for the Islamic State group.Trump, who was speaking during a visit to US Central Command in Tampa, Florida then listed a string of attacks carried out in the United States, including 9/11, the Boston Marathon bombings, the Orlando gay nightclub massacre and the San Bernardino shootings.“You have seen what happened in Paris and Nice. All over Europe it’s happening. It’s gotten to a point where it’s not even being reported,” Trump added.“And in many cases the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it,” he said, in one of his customary attacks on the media.“They have their reasons, and you understand that,” he concluded, without giving any explanation.Asked about the president’s statement shortly thereafter, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said “we’ll provide a list later.”“There’s several instances… There’s a lot of instances that have occurred where I don’t think they’ve gotten the coverage it deserved,” he said.last_img read more

Tourists flee Sri Lanka

first_imgA vehicle drives along a street during a curfew in Colombo on April 22, 2019, a day after the series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. The death toll from bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka rose dramatically April 22 to 290 — including dozens of foreigners — as police announced new arrests over the country`s worst attacks for more than a decade. AFPTourists are scrambling to flee Sri Lanka and cancelling holidays after a string of deadly suicide blasts that have sparked concerns the lucrative tourism industry could be sent into a tailspin.The attacks on hotels and churches came as Sri Lanka was emerging as a leading tourist hot-spot, named the world’s top destination for 2019 by a major guide book.The Easter Sunday massacre killed nearly 300 people, including 37 foreigners.German schoolteacher Martin Ewest arrived in the island nation two days ago, hoping for a peaceful holiday with his wife and 12-year-old daughter.But all that changed when he heard about the attacks.”We want to leave as soon as possible… but our embassy can’t help because they are on holiday, our airline says they can’t do anything, and our hotel has not offered us any assistance,” the 44-year-old told AFP.”It’s a difficult situation… we are like sitting ducks, waiting until we can leave next week.”Powerful explosions hit three hotels in the capital Colombo — the Cinnamon Grand, the Shangri-La and the Kingsbury Hotel, all of which have closed until further notice.For Pakistani executive Kashif Ali, it was a lucky escape. The 33-year-old had been trying to book his family into the Cinnamon Grand only to be told that no rooms were available.”We had all these plans to travel around the country but now we are scared to go anywhere,” he told AFP, adding that the blasts brought back disturbing memories of Pakistan’s own history of militant violence.”We came here to escape all this — we wanted to relax, not spend all day in a hotel. Now we are just waiting to leave — it’s been a waste of a holiday,” his sister-in-law Sobia Samreen told AFP.At Colombo’s international airport, nervous and exhausted travellers lined up to leave the country as heavily armed soldiers manned the entry and exit points.The sense of anxiety was palpable at hotels lining the capital’s famed beachfront, with five-star properties such as the Taj Samudra Colombo and the Galle Face Hotel putting extra security in place, including armed guards who prevented anyone but guests from entering.- ‘Don’t feel safe’ -The US has revised its travel advisory for Sri Lanka, warning of further possible terrorist attacks, while other nations such as Australia and Ireland have also advised citizens to exercise caution while in the country.Sri Lankan travel agent Morris Bernard told AFP his company had recorded “lots of cancellations — about a quarter of our clients have cancelled or postponed their plans, saying they are scared (to visit)”.Another travel agent Saman Palitha said that “the only group we were expecting later this month has cancelled — 13 people from India who said that for the time being they don’t feel safe travelling here with their family”.A source at the Galle Face Hotel told AFP that while “tourism obviously suffers in a situation like this, we hope it won’t have a long-term impact”.While the lasting implications of the bombings are still unclear, the short-term effect is likely to be devastating for a country that counts tourism as a key foreign exchange earner.A decades-long civil war with Tamil insurgents devastated Sri Lanka’s economy, dealing a massive blow to the tropical island’s tourism industry.But the end of the war in 2009 saw a revival emerge, with more than two million visitors per year since 2016, compared to 448,000 in 2009.Travel guide book publisher Lonely Planet last October named Sri Lanka as its top destination for 2019, praising “its timeless temples, its rich and accessible wildlife, its growing surf scene and its people who defy all odds by their welcome and friendliness”.But for many visitors, including those who have strong ties to the country, the sense of fear will be hard to shake off.”I normally stay at the hotels that were targeted, so I consider myself very blessed… but this is the first time in all my visits here that I have felt afraid” said Australian Manique Corteling.”But Sri Lanka will bounce back — they have gone through terrible times before.”last_img

State Lawmakers Plan Another Bill To Ban Texting While Driving

first_img 00:00 /00:59 Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Listen Keith MylesThe Texas legislature will once again be looking into banning texting while driving.Pre-filing for the 140-day session began the first Monday after the General Election. For the fourth time, Rep. Tom Craddick of Midland wants to make it a statewide crime to text while driving. “We feel we’re now down to where only four states in the country (that) don’t have it. It’s time we get it done, with the increased number of accidents caused by texting while driving,” he said.   Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas are the remaining states without bans. Nearly 100 Texas cities have banned texting while driving, and Craddick says Gov. Greg Abbott wants to see consistency in the state. “And I think that’s the reason the governor is supporting it. He wants to see one unified law across the state. You can go from Amarillo to Lubbock and go through four difference ordinances, through cities. And then people don’t know what’s right and what’s wrong,” Craddick said. Craddick feels there’s momentum to get the bill signed into law this time. State Sen. Judith Zaffirini of Laredo has filed a similar bill in the Senate. last_img read more