NIB announces higher payments payouts

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 04 Mar 2015 – Higher income earners in the country about to pay more taxes on their salaries, employers are also expected to pay more on those salaries with the changes taking effect at National Insurance come April 1. Increases coming with the new fiscal year for payments to and payouts by the National Insurance Board; the list released yesterday by NIB which now puts into force proposals and approvals from Cabinet and the House of Assembly. Maternity benefits extended now by two weeks to 14 weeks and the wage ceiling will be lifted from $2,600 per month to $4,000 per month being taxable. That new wage ceiling though, will be a gradual change according to the notice; graduated to the eventual $4,000 over three years. In other words, this first year or 30 days from now, the new wage ceiling will be $3,000. The contribution in the private sector is currently 8% with 4.6% payable by the employer and 3.4% payable by the employee… in the public sector it means TCIG will now have to pay 4.025% on all salaries up to $3,000 with the civil service employee paying the other 2.825%; a cumulative 6.85% on higher wages in Government. It will also be easier to pay NIB as the Board is promising that “provisions will be introduced this year for the payment of contributions at places other than an office of the National Insurance Board and payment via credit and debit cards.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:house of assembly, national insurance board, TCIG Editorial: Listen to your Mama Seriously, Sixth Form registration begins at Clement Howell High Aug 15 TCI Premier Responds To Beaches’ Letter Announcing Closure Recommended for youlast_img read more

Hypertension Week activities begin in North Middle Caicos Tuesday

first_img PNP open North & Middle Caicos causeway in tribute Agriculture Police consultation meeting announced Related Items:hypertension week, middle caicos, North caicos Recommended for you New Government contracts mean new clinic for Kew in North Caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 18 May 2015 – North and Middle Caicos the activities begin with you tomorrow when it comes to Hypertension awareness from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm. There will be a presentation, diet and nutrition ideas including low sodium recipes. Brochures will be handed out by the Ministry of Health team and there will be free blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screening. These sessions will take place in the morning at the Conch Bar Clinic and the afternoon at the Community Center in Kew. As is the trend in North Caicos; a separate and second educational and free testing session is planned for Bottle Creek at 10am at the clinic there on Wednesday. By Thursday the hypertension mobile team moves into Providenciales, at the Smart Grocery store from 10am to 2pm; this will include free screenings and free dietary advice as well. See the full schedule when you follow Magnetic Media. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Infrastructure Minister reports in House of Assembly

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Aug 2015 – Hon. Amanda Missick ensures that the use and function of basic amenities such as water consumption along with fundamental government services throughout the TCI remains the main goal of her government. Strides have been made within Grand Turk to increase water supply per day. However, certain areas in the Ridge are still operating in limited quantities.Additionally, the minister noted that as a result of upgrading the plants’ technology, there would ultimately be an increase and continuous distribution of water throughout Grand Turk.Furthermore Minister Missick spoke about completed repair works to the Blue Hills Jetty as well as ongoing efforts to repair and redesign roadwork throughout the TCI some of which to be completed this year. Traffic relief coming for Blue Hills says Minister Related Items:amanda missick, infrastructure Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp PNP Party says it led wooden pier removal by Beaches PNP Party takes credit for Beaches pier resolutionlast_img read more

Police Investigate weekend Robberies

first_img Related Items:#BlueHillsrobberies, #helpstopcrimeinTCI, #weekendrobberiesinProvo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 15, 2017 – Providenciales – Detectives of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force are investigating a number of Robberies that occurred over the weekend in the Blue Hills area of Providenciales.Around 5:08am on Sunday 3rd March 2017, a complainant reported that he heard rambling from his neighbor’s apartment as if someone was burglarizing it.   Police responded to the scene located on Bay Road where the victim was met.   He told officers that he had just arrived home when two men (one short and the other tall) with firearms approached him demanding money. He gave them a small amount of cash.   The culprits took him to his room where they assaulted him, took his cell phone and another sum of money.Another male reported that while at the same location, as he was about to exit his vehicle an unknown masked man approached him with a gun and demanded money.  The gunman ordered him to lay on the ground as he searched the victim.   A black Samsung cellphone was stolen.  Checks were made in the area for persons fitting the descriptions given but no one was found.  Investigation are ongoing in both matters.If anyone has information relating to this incident contact the police at Chalk Sound Police Station at 338-5901 or contact Crime stoppers at 1-800-8477.   The information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.   We remind you not to report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter page.Press Release: RTCIPF#BlueHillsrobberies#weekendrobberiesinProvo#helpstopcrimeinTCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Criscito wants to retire in Genoa

first_imgThe captain is wearing his armband after seven years in the Russian Premier league where he defended the colors of Zenit Saint PetersburgItalian left-back Domenico Criscito loves Genoa so much, he has played in the team in many occasions.The player debuted in the Italian Lega Serie A team in 2003, then he went onto play five years with Juventus.He was loaned twice to his old club in 2006 and 2007 until Genoa decided to buy him from the Bianconeri in 2009.But he then spent seven years in the Russian Premier League with Zenit Saint Petersburg, until he returned over the summer to Genoa.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“You should call me Capitan Presente, as I returned and will end my career at Genoa” the player was quoted by Gianluca Di Marzio.“I had a special relationship with the fans in Russia, seven years went by very quickly and I was fine there. it’s been a privilege for me to be part of that group”.“I haven’t had any doubt when the president called me, what I feel for the Genoa jersey is really special,” he added.“This team only need a bit of luck to emerge, we have a few less points but if we think about the games we’ve played, our journey has been good so far and the results will come.”last_img read more

ASA Encourages Midwest Growers to Participate in Syngenta Demo Days

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) is encouraging Midwest soybean producers to participate in one of the10 Syngenta Learning Centers Demonstration Days scheduled this summer. NK® Brand Soybeans is sponsoring a special opportunity for growers to become members of the ASA, and the ASA and Syngenta are working together to provide the latest production information to growers.”When growers participate at a Syngenta Learning Centers Demonstration Day, they will learn new techniques to boost their bottom line through integrated soybean and corn production on their own farm,” said Rob Joslin, ASA Vice President and Chairman of ASA’s Membership & Corporate Relations Committee.”Growers can also find out how to qualify for a complementary one-year ASA membership,” Joslin added. “The people at Syngenta recognize the need for farmer involvement in a grassroots soybean policy organization such as the American Soybean Association. Most farmers do not realize checkoff funds can not be used for the many policy endeavors of the ASA.””Just as ASA works for the best interest of growers in the public arena, we are working for their best interest in providing new levels of soybean yield,” said Steve Knodle, NK Soybeans, Brand Manager, Syngenta Seeds, Inc. “Building an integrated soybean program that includes the right combination of early and in-season pest control options helps growers meet soybean demand and improve profit potential.”The Syngenta Learning Centers are designed to provide growers an opportunity to explore new technologies and learn about innovative approaches to boost profit potential. The program, now in its fifth year, showcases trials focused on integrated crop inputs under local farming conditions and practices.To register for one of the 2008 Syngenta Learning Centers Demonstration Days, visit 23-24, Bluffton, Ind. July 29, Ina, Ill.July 31, McLean, Ill.Aug. 5-6, Marshall, Mo.Aug. 12-13, York, Neb. Aug. 13, Mt. Joy, Penn. Aug. 19-20, Keystone, IowaAug. 21-22, Milford, IowaAug. 26-27, York, Neb. Sept. 3-4, Arlington, Wis.”We invite growers to engage our presenters and get hands-on in the plots,” said Jim Elliott, AgriEdge®, Agronomic Solutions Manager, Syngenta Seeds, Inc. “Thousands of participants go through our sites each year. Last year, 92 percent of the participants told us they learned something significant enough to take home and incorporate into their own farming operation.”last_img read more

Planning for 2015 Commodity Classic Kicks Off in Phoenix

first_imgThe Commodity Classic Joint Venture Committee met all this week in Phoenix with 13 of the top Classic sponsors to recap the 2014 show and kick off planning for the 2015 Commodity Classic. The 2014 Classic broke all previous records, and the 2015 edition—which is the show’s 20th anniversary—promises to deliver just as well. ASA is represented at the meeting by JV Committee members Sam Butler (co-chair), Dean Campbell, and Ed Erickson, Jr., and staff Bill Schuermann and Abby Podkul. Joining ASA on the committee are National Corn Growers Association leaders Bart Schott (co-chair), Wesley Spurlock, and Kevin Ross.last_img read more

ASA Talks Succession Planning with Growers in Fort Wayne

first_imgKevin Spafford, founder of Legacy by Design, discusses the five keys to preserving the farm and passing a successful operation to a well-prepared next generation at the ASA workshop in Fort Wayne, Ind.ASA continues its regional Succession Planning Workshops this week in Fort Wayne, Ind.The Succession Planning Workshop titled “Five Keys to Effective Succession Planning,” focused on planning process, good communication strategies and how to overcome obstacles.In this session, participants learned the five keys to preserving the farm and passing a successful operation to a well-prepared next generation. The five keys to planning success include:Planning processOvercome obstaclesCommon goalsGood communicationCommitmentAttendees of the ASA Succession Planning Workshops say the information provided is invaluable for soybean producers as they prepare to protect their family farms and ensure a profitable business future.“My wife Linda and I, being close to retirement age thought we needed to start looking at ideas to help continue our family’s business,” said David Lowe, Chairman of the Indiana Soybean Alliance and attendee at the workshop. “Our family is a fourth generation family farm with and ag business in Portland Indiana. We needed to start the process because we wanted to continue our legacy and pass it on correctly to the family.This workshop has been very thought provoking.”The Indiana workshop is the fourth of six regional sessions. This workshop was sponsored by Farm Credit, AGCO, Michigan Soybean Association and Ohio Soybean Association. There are two more workshops Moline, Ill. on Dec.4 and Columbus, Ohio on Jan.  15. For more information about the Succession Planning Workshops click here read more

UPDATE County violated Clean Water Act for three years judge says

first_imgA federal judge ruled that Clark County violated the Clean Water Act for three years and will be liable for damages, which have yet to be determined.U.S. District Judge Ronald B. Leighton, who bluntly told the county last month that its argument “makes no sense,” signed the order Thursday.In granting partial summary judgment to plaintiffs Rosemere Neighborhood Association, Columbia Riverkeeper and Northwest Environmental Defense Center, Leighton wrote that “even viewed in the light most favorable to Clark County,” the evidence shows the county was in violation of its National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit from Aug. 17, 2008, to Dec. 28, 2011.In 2008, the county refused to adopt state standards for managing polluted runoff, dismissing them as an unreasonable burden to place on private developers. In 2011, Leighton issued an injunction against Clark County, ordering it to follow state default stormwater requirements that newly developed land drain as slowly as it did prior to Euro-American settlement. At the time, the county was defending its stormwater plan in the state courts, a fight it ultimately lost.Stormwater runoff is federally regulated as a major source of water pollution. It contains toxic metals, oil, grease, pesticides, herbicides, bacteria and nutrients that run off buildings and pavement into streams, degrading water quality and killing marine life.last_img read more

Oregon among states vowing 33M zeroemission vehicles by 2025

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The governors of eight states including California and Oregon pledged Thursday to get 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on roadways by 2025 in an effort to curb greenhouse gas pollution.Representatives from all eight states were scheduled to gather in Sacramento at 8:30 a.m. to sign a memorandum of understanding that would increase infrastructure and make other changes to help increase market share for electric cars, hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids. By 2015, there are expected to be more than 200,000 zero emissions vehicles on the road.“This agreement is a major step forward to reducing the emissions that are causing our climate to change and unleashing the extreme weather that we are experiencing with increased frequency,” New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said in a statement.The other states involved are Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Vermont. The eight states together represent about 23 percent of the U.S. auto market.Each state has already, separately adopted rules to require a percentage of new vehicles sold to be zero emission by 2025. California’s mandate alone of 15.4 percent calls for a total of 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles to be on the state’s roads by that time.last_img read more

CREDC Vice President Moore resigns

first_imgBonnie Moore Bonnie Moore has resigned from her position as the Columbia River Economic Development Council’s vice president of business growth and innovation.CREDC President Mike Bomar said Moore’s resignation Thursday was effective immediately. He said Moore, 34, would be pursuing other opportunities. Moore and the CREDC had reached “mutual agreement and acceptance” on the resignation, he added.Bomar said he is reshuffling staff assignments until a replacement is hired, and that Kimberly Blake Pincheira, CREDC’s manager of investor relations, would assume some of Moore’s duties on an interim basis.Moore said Tuesday that she left the job for personal reasons, and that she would pursue opportunities she could not pursue while working at CREDC. She said she intends to remain in Vancouver.“My four years at CREDC changed my personal and professional perspective about public-private partnerships; it’s not often that we get to live, work and breathe every day how to drive positive change in a growing community while having the advantage of so many different perspectives, being at the crossroads of business, government, education, and infrastructure,” she said in a statement to The Columbian.Before joining the CREDC in 2010, Moore spent 12 years in the private sector, working in business development, international operations and project management in both the high-tech and manufacturing industries in North America, Europe, and Asia.last_img read more

Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault in Washington

first_imgWASHINGTON — Chris Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to punching a man in the face outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna.Brown pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to time served. He spent two days in a District of Columbia jail in the case, one that further tarnished the image of the Grammy-winning singer.Brown, 25, admitted that he hit a man who tried to get in a picture the singer was taking with two women outside the W hotel a few blocks from the White House last October. The victim, Parker Adams, suffered a broken nose.At the time of the arrest, Brown was on probation in a felony assault case for attacking pop star Rihanna hours before the 2009 Grammy awards. The arrest led a judge in California to revoke his probation, and he was ordered in May to serve an additional 131 days in jail. He was released in June.Brown’s attorney, Danny Onorato, argued that Brown had already suffered extensive consequences from the Washington case, noting the additional jail time in California and the four months he spent receiving inpatient counseling. He said that Brown’s career has been on hold for nearly a year and that he wanted to take responsibility for his actions so he could go back to work, including a tour in support of a new album.last_img read more

Caesars CEO exit could pave the way for MGM merger reports

first_img Sale of the century MGM reaffirms its commitment to Osaka in wake of LVS withdrawal RelatedPosts Load More Osaka Governor planning to start operator recruitment process this year However, it is suggested that the departure of Frissora, who announced last week that he would step down from the top job on 8 February 2019, was engineered by activist hedge funds who own around 25% of Caesars and are keen to see the company join forces with MGM.“Everyone knows that without a CEO, Caesars is in play,” the New York Post quoted one source as saying.Such a merger would significantly reduce overhead costs for both parties, although how it would be viewed by regulators remains to be seen with the new super-power potentially controlling half the hotel rooms available in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. The impending departure of Caesars Entertainment CEO Mark Frissora could be part of a planned merger between the company and fellow global gaming giant MGM Resorts.According to the New York Post, MGM has hired investment bank Morgan Stanley and law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges to look into the possibility, although no official offer has yet been tabled.last_img read more

Silver Heritage to launch VIP gaming at Tiger Palace as yearonyear table

first_img“Drop continues to improve with December and January being the second and third highest months respectively since the casino opened on 28 December 2017,” Silver Heritage said.The company also revealed it plans to open three VIP gaming rooms at Tiger Palace in February to drive additional revenue to the property.In the same trading update, Silver Heritage revealed that it has amended its agreement with the owner of Phoenix International Club – the Vietnamese casino where it manages gaming operations in order to reduce fixed costs.The new agreement will see Silver Heritage take a reduced 30% share of GGR but says the overall impact on the group should be positive “driven by this reduction in fixed costs combined with focus on increasing footfall and drop at the property.” Buyer search no longer exclusive as main Silver Heritage candidate misses second deposit deadline Silver Heritage says Tiger Palace sale on hold after potential buyer misses deposit deadline Load More RelatedPosts Australian-listed Silver Heritage Group Limited has reported a 110% increase in table drop and 142% uptick in footfall at its Nepal integrated resort, Tiger Palace, in January – the first month since opening in late December 2017 that it has reported comparative year-on-year results.In a trading update through 29 January 2019, the company reported table drop of US$2,128,000 compared with US$1,009,000 in January 2018, while footfall increased from 4,361 to 10,584. Silver Heritage halts preparation of financial statements on a going concern basis as sale loomslast_img read more