West Ham target Hatem Ben Arfa signs for Ligue 1 club

first_img 1 IN DEMAND Ben Arfa’s most successful period in his career came as a Newcastle player Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Ben Arfa has not played a competitive game since the latter stages of the 2016-17 season.Once of Newcastle, Ben Arfa joined PSG in 2016 after an impressive season at Ligue 1 rivals Nice. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Latest Transfer News LIVING THE DREAM Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LATEST The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets RANKED targets Hatem Ben Arfa has signed for Ligue 1 side Rennes on a one-year contract.The former France international, who was linked with a move to West Ham this summer, has been without a club since leaving Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season. moving on REVEALED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summerlast_img read more

Fiscal Changes with New Fiscal Year

first_img Cabinet launches consultation drives Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 31 Mar 2015 – No new taxes, but some expensive changes will take effect tomorrow and it impacts businesses, including employees. We learned today that minimum wage is postponed to May 15, 2015 but last week, the public was informed of changes to the Immigration Regulations which will see work permit fees increased by over 100% in some cases and the NIB informed on March 17th that payments will be increased as the wage ceiling is raised; that change also comes into effect on April 1st, 2015. There will be some savings… business licenses are cut by 50%; there will no longer be the 7.5% Customs Freight Insurance Tax; the FIT is gone in what Finance Minister Washington Misick called a rationalisation strategy. The Domestic Financial service tax and a wide range of bank service fees will no longer be charged but to transfer money out of the Turks and Caicos will more expensive; no longer at 10%, now 12%. Pensioners likely welcome the news that during a recent Cabinet meeting it was decided that, and I quote now, “TCI National Insurance Board pension regulations will be changed to ensure that monthly retirement pensions will be based on the ‘best five years of contributions’ of the past ten qualifying years. Pensioners will then receive a pension calculated on the 5 years of their highest total amount of insurable earnings.” Even better news is that the new policy takes effect retroactively from 1 January 2015. Recommended for you Bahamas to hold historic Cabinet Meeting outside of Capital Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI begins loan re-financing talks Related Items:cabinet meeting, fiscal year, immigration regulationlast_img read more

Police execute search warrants and get Ganja questioning man in cutlass crooks

first_img Related Items:bulgraries, ganja, police, stolen car Update: Women robbed while exercising (21 year old Arrested) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidencialles, 21 Aug 2015 – From a teenager arrested for alleged drug possession, to some headway in that eight man cutlass gang which robbed a man in Five Cays, to the ‘find’ of a stolen car, the execution of search warrants where suspected marijuana was seized and the arrest of a Middle Caicos resident for causing fear and fighting, the Police hand in another whopper of a crime report. Antonio Luciano, a 19 year old, will spend three months in prison for handling stolen goods, he entered a guilty plea and on both counts got the three months which will run concurrently. Three months suspended sentence, for 41 year old Rashaun Astwood too after also pleading guilty, but of drug possession. Three search warrants executed between 5pm and 8pm yesterday by the Tactical Unit of Police netted marijuana seizures in three different areas including Five Cays and Kew Town. No one was said to be arrested. A 17 year old of Five Cays in trouble for drug possession and handling stolen goods; that teen was arrested. A Bambara man was taken in too, he is 53 and the incident involving fighting and causing fear reportedly happened in North Caicos. Police say they are questioning a 32 year old man in connection to the cutlass wielding bandits who on Tuesday night robbed a 24 year old man of money after forcing him off the road in Five Cays. There is still no trace of that red car, so if you have information, please contact police immediately. The silver Honda Civic stolen in the Blue Hills robbery on Wednesday around 4am, was yesterday found near Club 2005 in the down town area. And overnight there were two burglaries; one in Kew Town where a cell phone was stolen; the other was a bigger hit to the home owner in an undisclosed area of Provo. The lady told police the thieves got away with expensive cell phones, laptop, jewelry including a Movado watch and gold chain. Police always need help in foiling crimes, you are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers where you do not have to reveal your identity at 1-800-8477. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force’s mission to combat abusive images of children online Police get wanted man; Magistrate Court back openlast_img read more

Cocoa Industry to be expanded

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKingston, Jamaica, February 6, 2017 – Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, says the Government is committed to the expansion of the cocoa industry and will be offering increased support to stakeholders.  He said the Ministry, through the extension services of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), will be designating teams to work directly with the farmers in the cocoa industry.  “Small farmers will receive the benefit of highly skilled extension officers who will visit with them, guide them and assist them in how to manage their farms,” the Minister said.Mr. Samuda said the extension officers will also provide technical guidance to farmers on reaping practices, as well as in detecting and reacting to any introduction of diseases within fields.  Addressing the opening ceremony for a two-day International Fine Cocoa Conference and Chocolate Expo at the Spanish Court Hotel, today (February 6), the Minister said this collaboration between the Government and the independent cocoa farmers is crucial.   In addition to technical advice, farmers will be provided with seedlings and other productivity incentives to encourage an expansion of cocoa production to more parishes across the island.Meanwhile, Mr. Samuda said legislation to establish the Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (JACRA), which was passed in the House of Representatives in September last year, will allow cocoa farmers to determine their prices and enable higher levels of competition within the industry.The JACRA results from the merger of the Coffee Industry Board, Cocoa Industry Board, the regulatory functions of the Coconut Industry Board and the Export Division of the Ministry. It is responsible for the development, regulation, promotion and standardization of the agricultural commodities industry.   It is intended to ensure the efficient and competitive development of the sector.“Instead of the industry being controlled by the Government dictating prices for the product, the new legislation, which focuses on regulating industries that contain brands that are critical to Jamaica, allows the players within the industry to be free to market their own product.  This means an independent farmer can go and market his own product and go in search of the best price,” Mr. Samuda said.  He said the Government will focus on monitoring the integrity of the quality of products in the market, to ensure it meets internationally recognized standards.  The Minister said this provides a new opportunity for the cocoa industry. “A new door has opened and the Government will be doing everything to promote the expansion of cocoa production,” he added.The International Fine Cocoa Conference and Chocolate Expo was hosted through the International Fine Cocoa Innovation Centre, a project of the Cocoa Research Centre of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus.  The event brought together 100 delegates from across the Caribbean and the United States of America. There were sessions on a range of current issues related to the industry, such as disease control, certification, value-addition and processing. Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Drug Mules jailed in Bahamas claims lured to drug trafficking by desperate

first_img Related Items:#DEU, #drugmules, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 19, 2017 – Nassau – Two women in desperate, even vulnerable situations are lured into drug trafficking from their home countries and were this week fined and jailed for cocaine smuggling.    A woman from Suriname – Nicole Akeola and the other from Guyana – Ieasha Graham were behind the Drug Enforcement Unit arrests of two women who came into the country on Caribbean Airlines and were found, each, with nine pounds of illicit drugs.Ieasha GrahamWhen they appeared in court, each had a sad story to tell and the judge admitted to having sympathy but still fined each young woman $10,000 and gave them two years in jail.    One woman said her mother died and left her to care for two teenaged siblings, no telling what will happen to those children now.   The other said she needed money, even considered prostitution to take care of an ailing grand-mother.With stories which were strikingly similar, both women claimed to have been told that a man would be waiting in The Bahamas for them, pay them for being #drugmules and they could return home.    Instead, they were caught red-handed with the cocaine by the #DEU – one at the airport, the other at a hotel.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more