TCI Employment Department says no renewal for some work permits enforcement inspectors

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 17, 2018 – Providenciales – Changes at the Department of Employment Services continue to be rolled out and this time it will mean that some work permit holders will not be receiving a renewal.On Tuesday, the Ministry of Border Control and Employment issued a media statement advising that final work permit notations will be upheld and that means, those having already received those notations will not be eligible for a renewed worker’s permit.   It is less clear what impact this will have on the migrant worker population in the country, as Magnetic Media was unable to get a figure on how many work permit holders have been issued the ‘Final Work Permit’ notation.The Ministry in their statement said, “This measure is a part of the Ministry of Border Control and Employment’s ongoing efforts to regularize migrant employment in the Turks and Caicos Islands.  While it is not a new policy directive, it is one that was largely not enforced over the years.”It is a common sentiment on social media by residents of the Turks and Caicos that there needs to be stricter enforcement at the Labour Department, many believe qualified islanders are being blocked from holding the higher paying jobs.   The ‘Final Work Permit Notation’ is a legal measure, supported by the Immigration Ordinance where in Section 26 it is explained that ‘A permit may be limited in duration to the period specified in the permit and shall be issued subject to such condition or restriction which may be prescribed…’Employment Services can take this position on a work permit for a variety of reasons, Magnetic Media is told, including that there is no Belonger understudy, that there is no company staffing plan, that the Employment Services Department Board feels the work permit holder is working contrary to law and can also be related to the length of time the work permit has been held by an individual.The announcement yesterday is further fulfillment of the PDM Administration’s promise for reform with a greater commitment, it is explained, to enforcement by Labour Department inspectors.“…advises employers that there will be increased inspections of establishments throughout the country to ensure that all employment activities are in keeping with the Immigration and Employment laws, and further to ensure that employers are actively engaged in the recruitment, training and promotion of Turks and Caicos Islanders who are qualified to hold positions that are currently filled by migrant workers.”The Ministry of Border Control and Employment is also entreating the public to report suspected infractions by employers, and in their statement published in full at our Magnetic Media website, provides the contact number.“This will also provide the Ministry with a greater measure of control over the ability of migrants to acquire eligibility for other residency and citizenship status.”The TCI pockets over $18 million per year in work permit fees according to published Budgets; the fourth largest revenue earner for the Turks and Caicos Islands Government.#TCIEmploymentServices Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Time Inc Names Lauren Ezrol Klein EVP General Counsel

first_img As SVP and general counsel, she oversaw the Time Inc. corporate legal group, and managed the department’s M&A and securities function, working closely with the Board of Directors. Time Inc. has made yet another change to its staff lineup. Today the company named Lauren Ezrol Klein its executive vice president, general counsel. “With her experience and skills, Time Inc. is very fortunate to have someone of Lauren’s caliber take on the critical general counsel role. I’m delighted to have her on my executive leadership time,” Time Inc. chairman and CEO Joe Ripp said in a statement. Klein, who most recently served as senior vice president and deputy general counsel, will succeed Lon Jacobs. Jacobs is said to be leaving the company on September 2. Klein joined the company in 1996, and has worked on the majority of Time Inc.’s significant acquisitions, dispositions, and other corporate transactions. She played an integral part in Time Inc.’s spin off from Time Warner Inc. in June 2014. The company has made a number of acquisitions in recent years, most recently buying Viant, the owner of MySpace. Given Klein’s extensive background in M&A, it’s likely this will be a major focus for her. The brand then added the position of group general manager to its revamped brand group structure. Meredith Long was named SVP and GM of the News and Luxury group, Susan Parkes was appointed SVP of the Brand Marketing and Communications group, and Bruce Gersh became SVP of the Brand Business Development group. Shortly thereafter, Time Inc. split its titles into four groups — Celebrity, Entertainment and Style, News and Luxury, Lifestyle, and Sports — each of which is led by an editorial director. Following all of those changes, company-wide layoffs hit the company, with reports that as many as 110 employees will be let go. Only two days later, the company unified its sales force by dividing advertising and marketing into category, brand, and digital sales, and eliminated the title of publisher. The move comes in the wake of extensive restructuring at the company, which began with Alan Murray succeeding Norman Pearlstine as chief content officer. Rich Battista was also named president of brands, while Jen Wong became head of Time Inc.’s creative studio, The Foundry, among other changes.last_img read more

Sylhets rail link with Dhaka Ctg cut off

first_imgMoulvibazarTrain communication of Sylhet with Dhaka and Chittagong remained suspended following the derailment of an intercity train in Kulara upazila in Moulvibazar on Thursday morning, reports UNB.Nurul Islam, TI of Kulaura railway station, said one of the compartments of the Sylhet-bound Jalalabad Express from Chittagong veered off the tracks around 9:45 am, halting the train communication on Sylhet-Dhaka and Sylhet-Chittagong routes.On information, a salvage train from Akhaura junction is on way to the spot to rescue the derailed compartment.last_img read more

Iftar helping Rohingyas forget atrocities

first_imgIn this photograph taken on 10 May 2018, an NGO worker (L) talks with a Muslim cleric and other members of the congregation about preparations for the upcoming monsoon season in Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia. Photo: AFPMajhi Nurul Islam, a Rohingya refugee sheltered in Kutupalong camp block D, finds solace in taking Iftar during the month of Ramadan, commenting that it helps them forget the horrors they had faced back in their homelands.Their pre-Iftar ritual consists of congregating for prayers, seeking their salvation, blessings for their loved ones and the ones who died during the carnage, often leading many to tears.Most of the Iftar items are provided for the refugees in individual boxes by various local and international NGOs. Given the Rohingyas do not have much to do for the entire day, they keep themselves busy with prayers.The refugee rehabilitation and relief commissioner Abul Kalam said that barring 500 Hindu Rohingyas, the remaining 1.1 million refugees are Muslims, for whom the agencies are providing adequate food items in boxes for both Iftar and Sehri.Although they prefer to break their fast with their family around them, many gather round in an open space outdoors and break their fast over there.Majhi Lalu Miah, another refugee from Kutupalong camp, said that they do not find any shortage of stocks during the month of Ramadan.But he observed that many like him feel uncomfortable having to spend the month of Ramadan in such displaced conditions.“It is better to spend Ramadan here than in Myanmar,” he pointed out.last_img read more

One arrest made on M6 after vehicle pulled over after fuel theft

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA passenger has been arrested on the M6 this evening after a vehicle was pulled over on suspicion of fuel theft. The Cheshire Police Taskforce pulled over a van on the M6 near junction 16, Crewe, believing it had been involved in fuel theft. Officers found the vehicle had false plates and the driver had no insurance or licence. The passenger was wanted in the Merseyside area for four burglaries. Read MorePolice officers catch more than 20 speeding on the A500 tonight A Cheshire Police Taskforce spokesman said: “Vehicle stop on M6, junction 16 on a vehicle involved in theft of fuel. Vehicle on false plates, no insurance and no licence. Passenger arrested as wanted x 4 for burglary in Merseyside. “The vehicle was seized by the North West Motorway Police. Driver was reported at roadside for driving offences.” Details of the passenger have not yet been released. Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @SOTLive – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. You’ll also find us on Instagram here.last_img read more