Premier sends condolences to Dominica considering type of aide

first_img McAlpine defends views on Dominica, says he is simply representing the views of his constituents Related Items:althea been, condolences, Dominica, premier rufus ewing Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 02 Sept 2015 – The Office the Premier late yesterday confirmed that Hon. Dr. Rufus Ewing has indeed been in touch with the government of Dominica following the devastation caused there by Tropical Storm Erika. The storm also had the TCI in its cross hairs until it shifted significantly enough ‘west’ that these islands were spared a direct hit. Director at the Office, Althea Been said: “Following the passage of TS Erika, the Premier did send formal correspondence to the Prime Minister, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit offering words of comfort at this difficult time and condolences for the lives lost.” Been also informed that, “The Ministerial Government is currently considering the level of assistance whether financially or otherwise that will be offered to Dominica. This will be formally considered by the Cabinet.” Dominica is a CARICOM nation and recorded some 25 deaths, with as many as 50 people still missing. PM Skerrit is on record saying the storm has cost the country tens of millions in damage and has set development back 20 years. Last night Magnetic Media reported that the Sandals Foundation, despite not having any resort development in Dominica, has launched a relief fund online. 27 dead, a dozen missing in Dominica after hurricane Maria Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Post Maria: Dominica will rebuild with concretelast_img read more

More Damages revealed in TCI following Hurricane Joaquin

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Turks and Caicos is first to add Disaster Management to the Tourism portfolio Related Items:causeway, DDME, fortis tci, hurriicane joaquin TCI: Hard-working DDME lauded as Hurricane Preparedness Month officially opened TCI: More active Hurricane Season predicted and DDME gives thorough update on its readiness Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 07 Oct 2015 – A Lew 1 Shipping tug boat was lost, a barge owned by Clay Arthur is ruined and vehicles in the parking lot of Belfield Landing in Kew, North Caicos were destroyed and that is just some of the damages on the country’s bread basket island after the recent storm. Reports continue to come in on the losses from Hurricane Joaquin, which last week, for three days battered the islands in its outer bands as it moved up the TCI and Bahamas archipelago. It is said, some owners of those parked vehicles at Belfield are not yet even aware of the loss. The Premier, following a Saturday damage assessment tour of affected islands did say the Government farm was hard hit and Magnetic Media has learned that specifically means trees are uprooted with a substantial loss in fruit trees at the site. FortisTCI has also been summoned to North Caicos to sort out a twist of trees and power lines near the Government farm. Flooding this time around in the North was minimal, water has subsided and only debris is left for clean-up. The causeway is under phase two construction right now following battering in the 2008 hurricane season, and the temporary roadway created as a bypass between North and Middle Caicos while work continues, has been underwater since the storm; reports are it was impassable.There was also a truck lost in the hurricane; the Public Works Department vehicle was washed away by a giant wave, we are told. The Disaster Management Department will speak to Magnetic Media later today as it continues damage assessment and confronts public criticism that there was insufficient information coming and that caused residents to be unprepared for the ferociousness of Hurricane Joaquin. Recommended for youlast_img read more

MeritDirect Buys LDSGroup

first_imgThe first in a series of upcoming moves, direct marketing firm MeritDirect has purchased LDSGroup, another direct marketing firm specializing in list management and prospect generation for consumer publications.Terms of the deal were not released.The acquisition brings the client roster of Maryland-based LDSGroup, along with its full staff, to MeritDirect. “We’re in the process of a pretty rapid expansion,” says Rob Sanchez, CEO of MeritDirect, noting that the company is focused on adding to its online and consumer portfolios. “We’re looking to do strategic acquisitions that can add specific areas of strength. LDS is mainly a consumer customer acquisition company and it brings us some great talent and some blue-chip clients.”As a privately held company, Sanchez declined to give specific numbers related to funding for the expansion, or on LDSGroup’s client roster. He did say the acquisition will have a “sizable impact” on MeritDirect’s existing consumer publishing customer base though. LDSGroup counts Time, Sports Illustrated, People, Popular Science, Kiplinger and others, among its clientele.Sanchez, who was named CEO in October, adds that more expansions will be coming soon, including the launch of an international division of MeritDirect.LDSGroup’s entire staff will be absorbed into MeritDirect, including founders Jeff Kobil and Richard Vergara who will each join the company as vice presidents.To stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter!More on this topic Rob Sanchez Named New CEO of MeritDirect MeritDirect The Good List IDG Acquires Online IT Network Special Report: List Management 2007 Value Up, Volume Down for Consumer Print and Online Media M&AJust In This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest RestructuringPowered bylast_img read more