Education Minister Sends Best Wishes for New School Year

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Ministry of Education introduces pilot program Education Minister touts new ICT platform for Public Schools Ministry of Education & Digicel team up for Learning Hub Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 07 Sept 2015 – And finally in news; it’s officially back to school season for all students in the TCI. Minister of Education, Deputy Premier Akierra Missick, sends heartfelt best wishes to Students and Staff for the new Academic Year 2015/2016.The start of this academic school year will see many changes not only in staffing but also programs offered within schools. Missick says “the introduction of the Caribbean Vocational Qualification in TCI high schools, will provide another avenue for students to succeed in obtaining certification and qualifications preparing them for the working world.” In an effort to enhance the teaching and learning environment, infrastructural changes such as new science labs, home economics labs and woodwork rooms at various schools have been upgraded. Moreover, the Minister of Education advises parents to become more actively involved in the schools Parent and Teachers Associations (PTAs) in order to promote effective communication and coordinated approach to matters that may arise during the school year. The Ministry and Department team will be conducting site visits during the month of September to all of the campuses towards celebrating the many successes that will be accomplished over this academic school year. Related Items:akierra missick, best wishes, ministry of educationlast_img read more

Tourism Month launched with Stakeholders in Turks and Caicos

first_img Recommended for you Related Items:amy avenant, kenrick neely, KPMG, Portia smith, stakeholders, tourism month Residents can still do more to prevent mosquito breeding Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Nov 2015 – Over half a dozen stakeholders turned out for the launch of National Tourism Environmental Month which this month celebrates the country’s #1 industry; Tourism. For the Ministry of Tourism and its partners, the thrust this year will be on escalating national pride and encouraging domestic tourism. “On this day we officially launch the start of Tourism Month, with the theme, Tourism is Key: it starts with me.”Minister Porsha Smith officially opened the month which will be peppered with activities including a district challenge for best kept settlements; a new hospitality initiative centered on enhancing and highlighting good service led by the Hotel and Tourism Association, “and this year we are launching for the first time a program called ‘Hello Tourist’ that caters to the young children in the school communities where they will have the opportunity to experience or have a day in the life in the average tourist here in Turks and Caicos.”The National Tourism Symposium where the KPMG’s Tourism strategy will be rolled out to the public. Minister Smith: “Because we know in order for our product to stay, number #1 island, number #1 destination we have to make sure that everyone is involved.”Environmental officials were also on hand, Kenrick Neely of the Environmental Health Department underscored the theme for this year, Tourism is Key and it begins with me. “Just remember that it starts with you, not with TCIG, not with the Government but with us, each and every one of us.”While Amy Avenant of the Department of Environment & Maritime Affairs or DEMA said for the TCI tourism and all habitats are inextricably linked. “It is a very encouraging initiative that DEMA endorses and likes to promote. We’ll certainly be actively involved both during the Tourism Symposium and conducting a number of school visits.” TCI: Savory favors investor residency status, heralds KPMG economic report, says Caicos link is economic lifeline Beautiful girls on Beautiful beaches, Turks and Caicos scores with Sports Illustrated Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Toyota and CATL are partnering up on battery production

first_img Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment 29 Photos Car Industry Auto Tech 2020 Lincoln Aviator plug-in hybrid first drive: This changes everything Tags More From Roadshow Toyota Enlarge ImageSoon the batteries for Toyota’s many hybrids, PHEVs and hydrogen cars could be coming from Chinese supplier CATL. Nick Miotke/Roadshow If you’re a major automotive manufacturer, it’s pretty much mandatory that you be working on some kind of electric vehicle development right now, especially if you do a lot of business in China.That’s certainly the position in which Toyota finds itself, so it’s had to go out, beat the bushes and find itself a sizable Chinese EV battery provider — which it did in the form of CATL, according to an announcement made by Toyota on Wednesday.If CATL sounds familiar, it’s because it’s also working with Volvo to provide batteries for that brand and its Polestar subsidiary. CATL is also working with Honda and was in talks with Tesla for a while to provide cells for Gigafactory Shanghai, though that ended up not working out.”To further promote the widespread use of electrified vehicles, CATL and Toyota agree that a stable supply of batteries is critical and that battery technology must be further developed and advanced,” Toyota representatives said in a statement.Stable is the key word there. Batteries are a volatile business, especially considering the vast amounts of relatively rare and expensive minerals they require. Thankfully for companies like CATL, many of those minerals are being mined inside China’s borders, but other firms elsewhere in the world haven’t been so fortunate.This news of Toyota’s battery partnership comes hot on the heels of its announcement that it plans to offer an electrified version of every single Lexus model by 2025 as well as receiving half of its revenue from the sale of electrified vehicles by 2025. Share your voice 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid first drive: A new kind of Explorer 0 9:29 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e review: A hard hybrid to recommend The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid requires few sacrifices to save gas On the road: Toyota Mirai Toyota Volvolast_img read more