Earth Day underwater Cleanup Tree planting

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Apr 2015 – Earth Day today but celebrations in the Turks and Caicos began since Saturday with an underwater clean up spearheaded by Beaches Resort and its Sandals Foundation. Today, the Department of Environment & Maritime Affairs (DEMA) in collaboration with the National Trust, Department of Youth Affairs and the FilCom Inc will have a tree planting with the students of Enid Capron Primary, at Five Cays Community Centre. That happens this morning at 9:30am. It’s the 45th year the planet celebrates Earth Day, with the theme: “It’s our turn to lead.” Climate Change blamed for seawater woes in Grand Turk Related Items:clean up, dema, earth day, enid capron, tree planting Emergency action in Grand Turk due to sea surges Hotels clean up four islands for Earth Day Recommended for youlast_img read more

Three traffic deaths on three islands in The Bahamas including elderly woman

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #threetrafficdeathsonthreeislands Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau accident scene#Bahamas, December 4, 2017 – Nassau – It was a raucous weekend on the streets of The Bahamas as traffic deaths are reported on three islands –  Grand Bahama, Abaco and New Providence. A 68 year old woman died in hospital after being struck near Frobisher Drive and Hearn Lane in Freeport, around 9am on Saturday.    A Ford F150 is said to have hit the elderly woman.In Abaco, also on Saturday around 2am, a two car collision led to two deaths and two people being airlifted to Nassau after the crash in Murphy Town.   Two vehicles collided and the passenger of one and the driver in the other died as a result.    In Nassau, a man who apparently ran into a lamp pole is also recorded as a weekend traffic death.  Police were called to the scene Sunday around 1am, where a man in a Nissan Tida was discovered in the car, unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the scene.   The lone car crash happened on Eastern Road; it is believe the man lost control of the car somehow.#MagneticMediaNews#threetrafficdeathsonthreeislandsPhoto creditHeader: Accident scene from Abaco (Bahamas Press) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

New F35 Mission at Eielson AFB to Create Substantial Demand for Schools

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Leaders in the Fairbanks North Star Borough in Interior Alaska have their work cut out for them to prepare for the arrival of two squadrons of F-35A fighter jets at Eielson AFB, according to a newly released growth plan. The region will need new housing, schools, retail options and workforce training programs as the borough is projected to gain 2,741 non-military jobs. The city of North Pole is projected to gain 3,256 residents by 2022. Fueling a significant part of the growth will be the Air Force’s $500 million-plus investment in construction to accommodate the new mission. The draft plan, supported by a grant from the Office of Economic Adjustment, recommends establishing a housing task force and investing in public services, reports the Daily News-Miner. Construction of some of the anticipated need for new housing, 974 units, already is under way. One pressing concern will be providing infant care, pre-school options and other early childhood development services, as the largest population increase will occur among young children. The report forecasts the influx of students will strain school budgets by 2025. Possible solutions include expanding high schools to include middle school grades and using portable classrooms.“It’s been a year of a lot of listening and really strategizing and thinking with all of you as community members and with military families directly about what recommendations will not only benefit those incoming families, but also all of you that have lived here for decades that see this as an opportunity to improve the quality of life in your community,” planning consultant Shelly Wade told the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce last week, reported Alaska Public Media.Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric Fisherlast_img read more