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For more information, please visit the Ministry of Health website, www.gov.tc/moh/coronavirus; email: COVID19@gov.tc; or call our hotline numbers, (649) 232-9444 and (649) 333-0911, if you or someone you know has symptoms or signs of COVID-19. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 16, 2020 Oct 16, 2020 The Ministry of Health would like to advise the public that as at 12am on 21st June 2020: Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC The number of persons in quarantine/observation has increased to 222. This includes: Confirmed cases (2), contacts of confirmed cases (27), returning TCI residents (173), and other international travellers (20) – Seventy-eight (78) of these persons are currently being quarantined at a non-medical facility. Persons under observation/quarantine, that are not confirmed or suspected cases, are either not displaying symptoms or have not met the case definition. Let’s continue to reduce the risk by: 1. Washing our hands for 20secs or more 2. Practicing social distancing 3. Prepare your home, office and other surroundings by following the advice of the Ministry of Health and other credible health agencies. TCI continues to record no new suspected cases. Oct 15, 2020 Oct 15, 2020 A suspected person is someone who meets the case definition as outlined by WHO and CARPHA – and is experiencing symptoms.A person in quarantine is an individual on island who may have come in proximity to suspected or confirmed cases – and have not exhibited symptoms. More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… You may be interested in… The increase in quarantine/observation numbers is as a result of contacts of confirmed cases being added to quarantine/observation status; some persons already in quarantine were also contacts of a confirmed case and have been recategorized as such. To date, a total of 728 individuals have been released from quarantine/observation status. St. Lucia records more cases of COVID Local testing is being conducted for persons in a range of categories, including frontline workers, those that may need to travel locally to other islands, travel for treatment abroad and other reasons. These persons would not have been in quarantine. 24 April updateTHE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS CONTINUES TO EXPERIENCE A RELATIVELY STABLE COVID-19 POSITION, WITH LITTLE CHANGES OVER THE PAST 24hrs. THE TURKS & CAICOS CONTINUES TO RECORD ONE (1) COVID-19 DEATH. THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CONFIRMED POSITIVE CASES REMAINS AT ELEVEN (11), WITH FOUR (4) CASES HAVING OFFICIALLY RECOVERED FROM COVID-19;…April 25, 2020In “General”COVID-19 Update Turks and Caicos IslandsThe Ministry of Health would like to advise the public that as at 12am on 17th June 2020: Since the previous update, the Turks and Caicos has experienced minimal change in its covid-19 position. TCI continues to record no new positive or suspected cases. The number of persons in quarantine/observation remains…June 18, 2020In “General”COVID-19 Update Turks and CaicosThe Ministry of Health would like to advise the public that as at 12am on 18th May, 2020: No changes have occurred in the Turks and Caicos’ covid-19 position since the previous update. Confirmed positive cases remain at twelve (12); with the total number of recoveries from covid-19 at ten (10),…May 19, 2020In “General”Share this on WhatsApp The public is urged to follow the health advice and guidelines from the ministry, especially as we progress with the phased reopening. persons are also reminded of offenses committed under section 34 of the Emergency Powers (COVID-19) (no.4) (AMENDMENT) (NO.5) Regulations 2020 in regard to false Statements/information. You do not have to be the originator of the statement/information in order to be charged under the law. CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak The total number of recoveries from covid-19 stands at ten (10); and the tci continues to record one covid-19 death. No new positive or negative results have been recorded since the previous update. To date, the TCI has recorded a total of four hundred and sixteen (416) test results, with four hundred and two (402) confirmed to be negative and fourteen (14) positive confirmations. All persons confirmed not to have COVID-19, and any contacts, (if quarantined, will be removed from quarantine/observation status) are asked to continue following proper guidelines from the Ministry of Health. Please note the following definitions: The Turks and Caicos has seen minimal changes in its covid-19 position over the past 24hrs. the TCI continues to record two (2) new confirmed cases of covid-19, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 14. One confirmed case is a returning resident and the second case is local transmission; contact tracing is aggressively underway.
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#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# The first M7 vehicles have been on test in Belgium since January 2020. (Photo: Wikimedia/Floris DC)zoom inzoom outBELGIUM: Delivery of SNCB’s double-deck Type M7 push-pull trainsets has been further delayed by the coronavirus, and will not be completed until March 2023, CEO Sophie Dutordoir has confirmed.The state-owned passenger operator ordered 445 vehicles from a consortium of Bombardier and Alstom in December 2015 at a cost of €1·3bn, under a framework contract with options for up to 917 more. Similar to the existing M6 double-deck coaches, the M7s were intended to replace SNCB’s ageing M4 stock as part of a fleet rationalisation programme.The 200 km/h vehicles are being configured to operate as electric multiple-units or push-pull trainsets; the initial order included 90 Bmx driving motor cars to be assembled at Alstom’s Valenciennes plant plus 65 BDx driving cars, 145 B second class and 145 AB first and second class intermediate cars being built by Bombardier Transportation in Brugge.Deliveries had been scheduled to take place between September 2018 and 2021, but it was not until January 2020 that the first vehicles were ready for test running on the Brussels – Liège line. Dutordoir told a hearing of the parliamentary Mobility Commission on July 14 that the build was now running up to 18 months late.SNCB had been expecting to take delivery of 113 coaches during 2020, including both powered and unpowered vehicles, she explained. However, the impact of the coronavirus, meant that ‘this year the manufacturers will only deliver 48 coaches’, which she hoped would be in traffic before the end of the year. Deliveries of the power cars and driving trailers will start in December 2020 and March 2021, and the remaining vehicles ‘will be gradually deployed until March 2023’, she predicted.
The Broward Emergency Management Division is coordinating with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to assess financial assistance eligibility for small businesses in the County that have suffered economic loss due to the heavy rainfall and flooding earlier this month.Small businesses, particularly those at Sawgrass Mills Mall in the City of Sunrise, that have lost business as a result of the heavy rainfall and flooding between June 3-10, 2017 may be eligible for the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program.“We’re asking small businesses in Broward County to complete and submit a business damage assessment survey byJune 27, 2017 to ensure funding will be made available,” said Miguel Ascarrunz, Director of Broward County’s Emergency Management Division. “If we don’t get at least five applications, the SBA will not consider any loans for Broward County.”An Economic Injury Disaster Loan can help small businesses meet necessary financial obligations that the business could have met had the heavy rainfall and flooding not occurred. The Loan provides damage relief from economic injury caused directly by heavy rainfall and permits the business to maintain a reasonable working capital position.The SBA provides Economic Injury Disaster Loans only to those businesses determined as unable to obtain credit elsewhere. The SBA can provide up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses that could have been met had the disaster not occurred. The loan amount will be based on a company’s actual economic injury and financial needs, regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage. The interest rate on Economic Injury Disaster Loans cannot exceed four percent per year. The term of these loans cannot exceed 30 years. The repayment term will be determined by your ability to repay the loan.For more information, call the Broward Emergency Management Division at 954-831-3900.
NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The United States and the Bahamas say the construction of a new US embassy building here underscores the enduring friendship as well as emphasizing the importance of the bilateral relationship between the two countries.“Our two nations have deep ties of friendship. We are bonded by history and geography, and shared democratic and civic values. This new US$318 million dollar facility, which will reside on a five-acre site, will serve as a symbol of our longstanding relationship,” Prime Minister Dr. Hubert MInnis told the groundbreaking ceremony.He said the decision by Washington to construct the embassy in the City of Nassau, is evidence of the strength of the relationship between our countries.“While the United States is our major trading partner, and close ally with whom we have deep security ties, the U.S. response to Hurricane Dorian is evidence that you are also a true friend,” he said, in reference to the death and destruction caused by the Category 5 storm last month.The project is expected to be completed in 2023.Washington said since the start of the State Department’s Capital Security Construction Programme in 1999, the US Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations OBO has completed 162 new diplomatic facilities and has an additional 51 projects in design or under construction.Minnis told the ceremony that at peak construction, 160 Bahamians will be employed and that the new complex will be energy- efficient.“This new embassy is part of the wider redevelopment and revitalization of the City of Nassau into a vibrant, modern city,” he said, adding that in partnership with Global Ports Holding, “we are embarking on a quarter of a billion-dollar project to redevelop what will become the world-renowned and new Nassau Cruise Port.“The City of Nassau is re-emerging as a dynamic, vibrant city, celebrating and showcasing Bahamian heritage and history. The Government of the United States could have chosen another location on New Providence to build this new embassy,” he added.
South Sudan confirms its fourth Covid-19 case South Sudanese Vice President Rebecca Nyandeng (L) and Hua Ning, Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan attended the handover ceremony of relief items donated by Chinese enterprises operating in the country, in Juba, capital of South Sudan, July 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Gale Julius)The Chinese Business Association in South Sudan (CBASS) donated food and relief items to the country as it battles the COVID-19 pandemic.Zhu Yan, the acting chairperson of CBASS, said the group provided 30 sets of tents, 200 mosquito nets, 100 bags of rice, 100 bags of wheat flour, and 2,000 liters of cooking oil to the office of Vice President Rebecca Nyandeng to help in the battle against COVID-19.He noted that Chinese traders have been supporting the government and people of South Sudan with relief assistance since the formation of their organization in 2015.“Under the leadership of the Chinese embassy, we will continue to strengthen the cooperation on infrastructure development, international trade, resources exploration, education, and medical industry,” Zhu said.“We encourage more Chinese enterprises to participate in the economic development of South Sudan and make better contributions toward economic development and bilateral communication between the two countries,” Zhu added.China has been at the forefront of Africa’s battle against the novel coronavirus that has killed more than 591, 000 people globally and over 14,400 in Africa.China has sent critical medical equipment and protective wear to more than 50 African countries to aid in their fight against the disease.The donations have been hailed as a show of the strong relations that the sides enjoy.Hua Ning, Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan said the latest donation will assist South Sudan to overcome the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.“We are glad to see that the business community here (South Sudan) is joining the efforts to combat COVID-19. With the joint efforts from the government, from the people and from the enterprises, we will overcome the difficulties and build a bright future for the country,” Hua said.“This is not the end for the Chinese government and Chinese business people to donate toward the fight against COVID-19. We believe that both the Chinese government and people will continue their support for South Sudan,” the envoy added.Related South Sudan confirms 72 more COVID-19 cases South Sudan reports fifth confirmed COVID-19 case
Tweet Share Sharing is caring! LocalNewsSports NEP to launch Youth Summer Tennis Academy by: – July 2, 2014 The Government of Dominica, through the National Employment Programme of the Ministry of Employment, Trade, Industry and Diaspora Affairs, will launch the National Youth Summer Tennis Academy (NYSTA) on Monday 7 July 2014. The NYSTA to be held at the Dominica Club, under the facilitation and training of Mr. Andy Carter, will run for a period of approximately 8 weeks. The National Employment Programme interns will also provide supervision and training to participants of the Tennis Academy. The programme will target sixty (60) participants ages 6-18 and applications will be on a first come first served basis. Interested parents and legal guardians are asked to register their children at the National Employment Programme Office, first floor Financial Center from Tuesday 1- Friday 4 July 2014. A registration fee of $20.00 per participant applies. The tennis academy is one of several initiatives to be launched by the National Employment Programme to engage youth during the summer holidays while providing employment opportunities for others. This is yet another initiative by the Government of Dominica demonstrating its commitment and responsibility towards the holistic well-being of Dominica’s youth. 56 Views no discussions Share Share
Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet AnnouncementsBusinessCoronavirusLifestyleLocalNews GoDominica Shop – Online Orders with Contactless Delivery by: – April 24, 2020 GoDominica, a locally owned and operated digital marketing services company is proud to launch GoDominica Shop. This new platform was developed considering the impacts of COVID-19 and to offer Dominicans safety and convenience by shopping online and benefiting from contactless delivery. We have forged relationships with some of the best farmers, craft makers and local manufacturers to ensure the best quality products arrive at your doorstep. GoDominica Shop is EVERYTHING LOCAL- from fresh produce and ground provisions to personal supplies all from the nature isle. Shoppers will enjoy an easy to use website with an ever-growing inventory at affordable pricesDelivery, for now, is available in the wider Portsmouth area from Bioche to Capuchin, and as far as Marigot at attractive delivery fees for all villages along the route. An expansion of our delivery services to Central and the South can be expected soon.Customers and interested persons are informed about the latest special offers and promotions via our social media (https://www.facebook.com/GoDominicaTravel/) and weekly emails.To subscribe to the emails and to get your first order with free delivery click on this link: https://bit.ly/3czGMLiGoDominica Shop promises to make “social distance shopping” as easy as 1,2,3:Order online from the comfort of your home, office, or phone: Add to Cart, View Cart, go to Checkout.Organize together with us the digital payment: MoBanking, debit/credit card, cheque (or exact cash on pickup).We deliver your shopping – contactless – at your doorstep.For more information and to view the website, visit: https://godominica.com/shop/ or contact us by WhatsApp at +1 767 616-3002GoDominica Shop is not only interested in new Dominican customers, but also in suppliers with locally grown or manufactured products. Feel free to contact us on Dominica@GoDominica.com Share 119 Views no discussions