Wilfrido Ramos Orench installed as provisional bishop of Puerto Rico

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Rev. Wilfrido Ramos Orench was installed as provisional bishop of the Diocese of Puerto Rico on March 28. Photo: Diocese of Puerto Rico[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Wilfrido Ramos Orench was installed as provisional bishop of the Diocese of Puerto Rico on March 28 at the Universidad Polytécnica de Puerto Rico in Hato Rey. He is the seventh bishop of Puerto Rico.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori presided at the three-hour installation service; Bishop José Antonio Ramos Orench, retired bishop of the Episcopal Church of Costa Rica and the provisional bishop’s brother, preached.Province IX bishops in attendance included Colombia Bishop Francisco Duque; Honduras Bishop Lloyd Allen; Venezuela Bishop Orlando Guerrero; Dominican Republic Bishop Julio Holguin; Bishop Luis Fernando Ruiz, assisting bishop in the Dominican Republic; and Bishop Victor Scantlebury, the provisional bishop of Central Ecuador. Pastor Angel Luis Rivera of the Puerto Rican Council of Churches, Pastor Enrique Mercado of the Caribbean Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, and the Rev. Fray Luis Orench of the Roman Catholic Church and the Order of Friars Minor also attended.Ramos replaces Bishop David Alvarez, who served as the diocesan bishop in the Diocese of Puerto Rico since 1989.During the installation, Ramos received a pectoral cross from Yadira Torres, president of the diocese’s Standing Committee. The cross, used by Bishop James Van Buren in 1901, has been handed to all diocesan bishops, Torres said.“I want to thank everyone for your support and your prayers. Let us together write a new page in the history of our diocese,” said Ramos during the installation.The diocese’s Standing Committee postponed and later canceled an election to replace Alvarez, who reached retirement age on Sept. 7, 2013.Charges were made against Alvarez in August and September of 2013.An accord regarding certain alleged violations of the disciplinary canons was reached between the presiding bishop and Alvarez; as a result of the agreed-upon accord, he is suspended from all episcopal duties until Oct. 31, 2014, said Bishop Clay Matthews, the Episcopal Church’s bishop for pastoral development, in a statement issued by the Episcopal Church’s Office of Public Affairs.Alvarez resigned on the mandatory retirement date of Nov. 1, 2013.The accord with Alvarez says “alleged” because there were three complaints, one of which could not be refuted. Alvarez failed to implement Title IV, the ecclesiastical disciplinary canon adopted in 2009, to be put in affect in 2011, said Matthews, in a telephone call with ENS.Alvarez disputed the other two charges, but rather than extend the investigation process, the presiding bishop and Alvarez settled on an accord, which was not disputed, said Matthews, adding that the allegations are not public per the confidentiality requirements of Title IV.“In effect he’s suspended from all Episcopal ministries from Nov. 1, 2013, to Oct. 31, 2014,” said Matthews, adding that the accord is not based on something that has to do with “immorality.”In the meantime, the diocese in convention (and in consultation with the presiding bishop’s office) elected Ramos as the bishop provisional, “until such time as they are ready to have an election. And we’re assuming that may be three years from now,” said Matthews, adding that there is some disagreement in the diocese regarding whether an election should be held now, or whether the diocese should wait.Ramos, who is from Yauco, a city in southwestern Puerto Rico, served as bishop suffragan in the Diocese of Connecticut from 2000-06. Also, he previously served as a provisional bishop in the Diocese of Central Ecuador. He most recently served as the Episcopal Church’s global partnerships officer for Province IX. Wilfrido Ramos Orench installed as provisional bishop of Puerto Rico Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL By ENS staffPosted Apr 4, 2014 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Charity Commission issues alert to charitable think tanks urging balance & neutrality

first_img Tagged with: Charity Commission AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Melanie May | 10 December 2018 | News Charity Commission issues alert to charitable think tanks urging balance & neutrality The Charity Commission last week (7 December) issued an alert to charitable think tanks, to remind trustees of their legal obligations and duties to retain balance and neutrality in their research work and publications.The alert, entitled Section 15(2) Advice and Guidance under the Charities Act 2011 – issued to charitable think tanks, December 2018, reinforces the Commission’s views on what is, and is not acceptable in any research published or other activity undertaken, such as seminars, and web articles, stating that all outputs must be balanced, neutral and objective, and allow individuals to form their own views.It also says that outputs should not seek to promote a specific policy unless it is one that furthers the educational purposes of the charity, and should not seek to achieve a political outcome or be such that they could be used as a political vehicle.The alert includes guidance to help trustees ensure that this is always the case, with checklists to use to ensure the right steps are in place to avoid issues.The alert was issued along with a letter from Helen Stephenson, Charity Commission Chief Executive. In it, she says:“We all have a collective responsibility for ensuring that the concept of charity survives into future generations, and to enable charities to maximise the good they do. Breaches of charity law and uncharitable behaviour, particularly by one charity towards another, moves us further away from that shared objective.“I have attached formal advice that is being issued under Section 15(2) of the Charities Act 2011. I expect you to draw this to the attention of all trustees in order to consider it carefully, including discussing it at a future board meeting, to ensure compliance with charity law. Ignoring such advice and future breaches of charity law could be deemed as misconduct or mismanagement and will be assessed accordingly.“This advice does not set any new requirements for charitable think tanks. It is a reminder of duties that you should already understand. It is rare that we provide further advice under s15(2) of the CA2011 in this way to a group of charities, but such is our concern about the activities of charities across this sub-sector that we have felt it necessary on this occasion.”The alert follows an order by the Commission just last month to The Institute of Economic Affairs, asking it to remove a Brexit-related statement from its site on the grounds that it did not feel it was sufficiently balanced. In a statement published on its site, Neil Record, Chairman of the IEA Board of Trustees, expressed his concern about the Commission’s intervention, saying: Advertisementcenter_img “The Charity Commission has requested that the IEA remove the publication ‘Plan A+: Creating a prosperous post-Brexit’ UK from our website and cease its promotion. The Commission’s concerns do not relate to any questions of accuracy. The IEA board of trustees has agreed to comply with this request.“Nevertheless, IEA trustees are concerned about the Charity Commission’s interventions. We believe it is increasingly unclear what charitable think tank activity is acceptable, and what is not. A worrying precedent is in the process of being set: research papers – and their launches – which put forward firm policy proposals may now fall outside the parameters of what the Charity Commission considers acceptable activity.“To that end, IEA trustees are now looking to set up a non-charitable arm of the IEA – as has previously been done by a range of other charities. We look forward to working with the Charity Commission in making such changes.”  217 total views,  1 views today  218 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Legislators call for TCPA updates during subcommittee hearing

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Legislators and witnesses expressed many of the same concerns with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act that CUNA has raised, showing how the act is in need of modernization. The TCPA was enacted in 1991, when most consumers had only a landline, and many members of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on communications and technology agreed that it needs to be modernized.Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), chair of the subcommittee, called the TCPA a “a prime example of an outdated law that lags behind modern communications technology and consumer preferences.”CUNA wrote to the committee before the hearing, outlining a number of concerns and calling for Congress to act on what CUNA believes is Federal Communications Commission overreach.Rep. Robert Latta (R-Ohio) raised the concern that CUNA has highlighted to the FCC and Congress, that the FCC’s definition of “autodialer” is not clear, and is currently leading to confusion about who must comply.CUNA raised this point in its letter, saying that without clarifications to the definition it is not clear what is even considered an autodialer and whether credit unions are using one. continue reading »last_img read more

Warriors legend Al Attles set to attend Game 4 at Oracle Arena

first_imgOAKLAND — Two weeks after making a rare appearance at the team’s downtown practice facility, Warriors luminary Al Attles was scheduled to attend Game 4 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena on Friday night.“We love Al. He’s the face of the franchise . . . he’s been so for 60 years. I think. So he’s an incredible presence,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said before the game.“We’re thrilled to have him back in the building. It’s been a while since he’s been at Oracle. So we’re excited to have him …last_img read more

Chhattisgarh journalist held for ‘false news’ on power outage

first_imgA day after a man was arrested and charged with sedition for his social media post on power cuts in Chhattisgarh, a journalist was held on Friday for publishing “false” news over electricity supply in Mahasamund district.Dilip Sharma, who runs an online news portal, was arrested based on a complaint lodged by Executive Engineer (EE) of electricity department, S.K. Sahu, a police officer said.In his complaint lodged on Thursday, Mr. Sahu had alleged that Mr. Sharma, in a recently published news, had claimed that there was a blackout in more than 50 villages in Mahasamund for 48 hours which was “false and baseless”, Sub Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP), Narad Kumar Suryawanshi said.Mr. Sharma was booked under IPC section 505 (1) (b) (with intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public), he said.The journalist was produced in a local court which granted him bail, the police said. Talking to the media after his release, Mr. Sharma alleged that he was being implicated in a false case.‘Authentic’ news He claimed he had published an “authentic” news about the blackout for 48 hours in villages of Bagbahra area in Mahasamund from June 6 to June 8.Additional General Manager (Public Relations) of Chhattisgarh State Power Holding Company Vijay Mishra said according to the State government’s policy, the power utility has been supplying electricity 24X7 in all cities and villages. Some anti-social elements were trying to defame power company. he alleged.CM’s damage controlEarlier on Thursday, 53-year-old Mangelal Agarwal was arrested in Rajnandgaon district and charged with sedition for allegedly spreading rumours over power cuts on a social media platform. However, facing criticism over the action, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel directed the police to withdraw charges of sedition.last_img read more

Smith unstoppable as TNT clips Ginebra, takes Game 1

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games What ‘missteps’? LATEST STORIES Roger Pogoy also came up big for TNT with 17 points on 3-of-5 shooting from the three-point area while Jayson Castro, who was struggling all-game long offensively, hit the game-clinching 3-pointer with 12.2 seconds left.“I actually didn’t want him (Castro) to shoot the last shot but Jayson will be Jayson,” said Racela. “He was really born for those moments.”Castro was 0-of-9 from the field before hitting that dagger of a triple over Sol Mercado.The Kings never led but pulled within one possession thrice inside the final two minutes but each time, the KaTropa had answer with Pogoy, Smith and Castro hitting timely baskets.Justin Brownlee led Ginebra with 24 points, 14 rebounds and six assists. The Gin Kings look to even the series on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT PBA IMAGESJoshua Smith threw his weight around and TNT held off top seed Barangay Ginebra, 100-94, to take Game 1 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals Sunday night at Mall of Asia Arena.The 6-foot-8, 300-pound Smith scored 29 of his 35 points in the second half including an 18-point third quarter as the KaTropa weathered the Gin Kings’ fightback.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide MOST READ He owned the shaded area going 16-of-22 from the field while also collecting 13 rebounds and four assists in just a little over 29 minutes off the bench.“Well again, just like the last game, if you give him minutes, he will give you the numbers,” TNT head coach Nash Racela said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I think today he had 35, rebounds maybe not that much, but because of Ginebra’s defense, they really concentrated on neutralizing Joshua and almost like having 2 or 3 guys on him every single time,” Racella added.But despite the Kings’ defensive game plan of crowding Smith with two or three defenders, the hefty import found ways to deliver for the KaTropa as if there was little resistance to hurdle. Ravena’s late three lifts Ateneo past La Salle WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire View commentslast_img read more

Lakers boost Anthony Davis offer as Pelicans get wish list

first_imgOil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes That leaves the Lakers, who according to ESPN had multiple conversations Monday with the Pelicans regarding Davis and have offered multiple young players and draft picks plus money as salary cap relief for the Pelicans.The Lakers, 27-26, are 1.5 games behind the Clippers for the eighth and final Western Conference playoff spot.Bringing Davis to the Lakers to play alongside LeBron James would give the team another major two-man combination in their history of success with such duos as Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson and Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West.It’s Johnson who would make any final decision for the Lakers as team president.The Pelicans have lost seven of their past 10 games and slid to 13th in the west at 23-30, 5.5 games behind the Clippers.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Trail Blazers swing NBA deal with Cavs for guard Rodney Hood Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations LATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans looks on against the Detroit Pistons at Smoothie King Center on January 23, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFPAnthony Davis has given the New Orleans Pelicans an NBA wish list of teams, according to multiple reports Monday, while the Los Angeles Lakers have revised their offer for him.The 25-year-old forward who helped the United States capture 2012 London Olympic gold is the most prized player up for grabs as Thursday’s NBA trade deadline approaches.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Rich Paul, Davis’s agent, revealed his star client’s trade demand a week ago, leading to a $50,000 fine for Davis from the NBA but forcing the Pelicans’ hand, lest he play out his contract next year and leave without any compensation.ESPN reported Monday that Davis has given the Pelicans a list with a “handful” of clubs where he would sign a long-term deal after a trade, saying it includes Milwaukee and does not include Boston.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Lakers, Bucks, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers are on the list, according to the Los Angeles Times.But the Bucks and Clippers haven’t made an offer for Davis, according to both reports, and the Knicks and Clippers are expected to save salary cap room for July free agency while the Bucks, with the NBA’s best record at 38-13, would need major roster juggling to make an offer. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READlast_img read more

Posterior cruciate ligament of the knee

first_imgThe posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is a powerful ligament extending from the top-rear surface of the tibia to the bottom-front surface of the femur. The ligament prevents the knee joint from posterior instability.Review Date:6/4/2011Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.last_img read more

NBA News Heats Big 3 Discussing Contract Carmelo to

Perhaps all the discussion of LeBron James truly considering leaving the Miami Heat via free agency has been premature. James and “Big 3” cohorts Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh have all optioned out of their contracts, but have been discussing future deals–an indication that they are strategizing a return to Miami.All three, and Udonis Haslem, will officially become free agents on Tuesday. Unlike in 2010 when all three took nearly identical contracts, the discussions this time have included the possibility that James would draw the highest salary among the three, sources told ESPN.James, 29, has never been the single highest-paid player on his team in his 11-year NBA career.Under league rules, players are not allowed to negotiate new contracts with their teams until July 1. However, there is nothing preventing the players from working it out among themselves, and cutting up the Heat’s upcoming record $55 million in available cap space is believed to have been a major part of the discussion when Wade, James and Bosh held a meeting last week in Miami.The trio of Heat stars working collectively have three general options on how to put together their deals that could affect how aggressive the team will be going after other free agents. The Heat’s front office, led by president Pat Riley and general manager Andy Elisburg, will consult but have different plans for all three contingencies, sources said.James, Bosh and Wade could all re-sign and take raises to the maximum salary starting at $22 million each, which would carry the Heat into the luxury tax and significantly limit their spending options this season and in the following seasons.They could all take significant pay cuts, perhaps in excess of $5 million per year each, that would take the Heat below the salary cap and leave enough room to chase a major free agent like point guard Kyle Lowry. Though the Heat may ultimately investigate the possibility of Carmelo Anthony, that option has not been seriously discussed among the parties yet, sources said.The last option is that the Heat stars could all take moderate pay cuts and stagger their salaries at different levels. This would likely not leave significant cap space, but it would take the Heat below the luxury tax line and enable them up to use the full mid-level exception of $5.3 million and the biannual exception of $2 million to bring in multiple role players.With James saying the team needs to improve “at every position,” it seems possible the third option may end up being the most likely, especially after the Heat players all took pay cuts when they came to Miami four years ago.Carmelo Anthony to Visit Chicago Bulls FirstCarmelo Anthony, who has committed to opting out of his contract with the New York Knicks, plans to visit the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, the first day free agents can have contact with other teams.Anthony, who maintains an offseason home in Los Angeles, is also expected to meet with the with the Los Angeles Lakers in LA next week.But ESPN.com reported Saturday that although Anthony is about to be courted hard by the aforementioned suitors, the New York Knicks remain optimistic that Anthony will re-sign with the team. A source told the website that Anthony, the star forward, and new Knicks president Phil Jackson, have  “connected.”Bucks Seeking Jason Kidd as Head Coach; Larry Drew OutJason Kidd, after just one year as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, could become the new leader of the Milwaukee Bucks if the teams agree to a trade for a draft pick.The Nets want a first-round selection; the Bucks are offering a second.“If the Nets agree then there will be a deal, if they don’t then [the Bucks] are comfortable moving on and there will be nothing further to talk about,” said the source. “The only thing (the Bucks) would give them is a second-round pick. They want a first. In the next 24 hours, there will either be a deal or there won’t be a deal.”All this leaves Larry Drew out of a job for the second year in a row. The Atlanta Hawks unceremoniously dumped Drew prior to last season. Now, after one nondescript year with the roster-suffering Bucks, he’s out again.“If Jason accepts, then they will work it out [with Drew],” said the source. “If the deal doesn’t happen, then there will be an issue with Larry.”A league source told ESPNNewYork.com Saturday that Lionel Hollins has already emerged as “a very serious candidate” to become head coach of the Nets in the event Kidd does end up in Milwaukee.“In a lot of ways he makes the most sense,” a league source said of Hollins. “He represents stability, and stability is very important right now. He rules with an iron fist and gets a lot out of his players, so he’d be very high on the list right now, and likely the leader.” read more

40 Honored at DECR Stewardship Awards

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, Department of Environment and Coastal Resources, Environmental Stewardship Awards TCIG, world environment day Environmental Awards by DEMA this weekend Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI June 8, 2017 – A mixed group of schools, non-profit organizations and government agencies were among the 40 awardees at the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR) Environmental Stewardship Awards held on Monday.The award ceremony was held in commemoration of World Environment Day and sought to honor those who have been promoting conservation and environmental sustainability in the TCI year round.DECR Deputy Director Ethan Griesbach lauded the honorees for their ongoing commitment to protecting the environment. “World Environment Day is but one day to celebrate, acknowledge and promote our commitment to environmental stewardship. But it does not and cannot stop there. Environmental stewardship must be practiced daily. The kind contributions of these recipients are a testament to this, and for this the DECR is thankful,” he said.Welcome remarks were also given by the Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Culture, Heritage & Gaming, Michelle Fulford Gardiner, who encouraged honorees to be creative when sharing their experiences. The 40 awardees are: Amanyara, Angela T. Freites, Department of Culture, Beaches TCI, Big Blue Unlimited, Blue Haven Marina, Blue Water Divers, Bohio Dive Resort, Clement Howell High School Environmental Club, Department of Disaster Management & Emergency, Department of Environmental Health, Edward C. Gartland Youth Centre, FilCom TCI Inc, Fortis TCI, Graceway IGA, Jennifer Martel (Provo Ocean Warriors), Johanne Karam (Karam & Missick Attourneys), Lynn Robinson, Majestic Taxi and Tours, Marine Conservation Society, UK, Marine and Coastal Ecology Research Centre, Meridian Trust, Pine Cay Project, Provo Primary School, Provo Turtle Divers, Reef Action Team, British West Indies Collegiate, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, School for Field Studies, Silly Creek Water Sports, Surfside Ocean Academy, TC Crystal Pure, Tito Seymour (Represent Turks & Caicos), Turks & Caicos Friends of the Arts Foundation, Turks & Caicos Hotel & Tourism Association, Turks & Caicos Islands Swimming Federation, Turks & Caicos National Museum, Turks & Caicos National Trust, Turks & Caicos Real Estate Association, Turks & Caicos Reef Fund, Turks & Caicos Tourist Board, Turtle Cove Marina and Turks Head Brewery.#MagneticMediaNews#EnvironmentalStewardshipAwards Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youlast_img read more