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CDB puts climate change on the agenda

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CDB puts climate change on the agenda

- BRIDGETOWN – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is calling attention to the work that remains to be done to strengthen the Region’s resilience to climate change impacts. On May 24, CDB will host a seminar to review the Caribbean’s gains in climate adaptation and mitigation, and to examine the implementation of the Bank’s Climate Resilience Strategy 2012-2017. The event will be held during the of CDB’s Board of Governors, in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

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Places: Turks and Caicos Islands |  Bridgetown |  Carlisle |  Barbados |  Caribbean |  Americas | 

St. Louis doctor found dead in Turks and Caicos Islands

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St. Louis doctor found dead in Turks and Caicos Islands

- A doctor from St. Louis was found dead Thursday after he had been missing for several days in Turks and Caicos, a group of islands north of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The man was identified by the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force as John McGurk, 32, of St. Louis. He was a doctor at Missouri Baptist Medical Center employed by BJC Medical Group. McGurk's body was discovered

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Travelers With Nut Allergies Clash With Airlines

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Travelers With Nut Allergies Clash With Airlines

- Photo Rosanne Bloom and her family had just settled into their seats on a flight from Philadelphia to Turks and Caicos Islands on Christmas morning when two airline employees ordered Dr. Bloom, her husband and two boys off the plane. Their luggage had already been removed. The problem? Dr. Bloom had informed the crew that her teenage sons had severe nut allergies. “I said, ‘We have our medicine. We brought

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16 ft. Skiff, handbuilt by Howard Gibbs, North Caicos 2010
Shearwater 16 ft. skiff, ideal for bone-fishing. Hand built by Howard Gibbs in North Caicos in 2010. Fiberglass over marine ply. LOA 16'3". Beam 5'2". Draft 5", weight 450 lbs. Inboard petrol tank 12 gallons. Yamaha 25 HP Four stroke engine with electric start and electric tilt, used less than 100 hours. Recently serviced. Cost $ 5000 new. Continental Trailer was $2450 new   Read More ...
CDB study recommends strategies to enhance economic impact of tourism industry
CDB study recommends strategies to enhance economic impact of tourism industry May 25, 2017, PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands - The tourism industry is changing, and Caribbean countries must adapt in order to make the most of the emerging economic development opportunities. “Tourism Industry Reform, Strategies for Enhanced Economic Impact”, a study by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and released today, puts forward recommendations and strategies to enhance the economic impact of tourism in the Bank’s Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs)   Read More ...
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CDB's Board of Directors approves millions in loans, grants for 10 Borrowing Member Countries
CDB's Board of Directors approves millions in loans, grants for 10 Borrowing Member Countries May 29, 2017, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - On Monday May 22, the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), met in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. It approved the following projects in The Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and the Turks and Caicos Islands. THE BAHAMAS - The Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas is set to receive USD100,000 in grant resources from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to undertake a diagnostic study of, and strategic plan for, the Bahamas Development Bank (BDB)   Read More ...
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Bartlett urges CDB to allocate more funds for tourism
Bartlett urges CDB to allocate more funds for tourism Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has called on the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to increase loan funding for Small and Medium Tourism Enterprises (SMTEs). In his address to the 47th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the CDB in the Turks and Caicos Islands last week, Minister Bartlett highlighted that the Caribbean is the most tourism-dependent region in the world   Read More ...
Places: Turks and Caicos Islands |  Jamaica | 
CDB governors highlight environment, gender and private sector growth at annual meeting | Caribbean News Now
CDB President, Dr William Warren Smith, addresses delegates during the closing ceremony of the Bank’s 47th Annual Meeting in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- As the 47th annual meeting of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) closed on Friday in Providenciales, the institution’s governors identified environmental sustainability, gender equality and private sector growth as key priorities for the region   Read More ...
CDB study recommends strategies to enhance economic impact of tourism industry
CDB study recommends strategies to enhance economic impact of tourism industry Dr Amos Peters (standing), Economist, CDB, speaks to the audience during the seminar on May 25, 2017 PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- The tourism industry is changing, and Caribbean countries must adapt in order to make the most of the emerging economic development opportunities. “Tourism Industry Reform, Strategies for Enhanced Economic Impact”, a study by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and released today, puts forward recommendations and strategies to enhance the economic impact of tourism in the Bank’s Borrowing member countries (BMCs)   Read More ...
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CDB and CCRIF launch integrated sovereign risk management in the Caribbean project | Caribbean News Now
Left to right: Anthony Isaac, CEO, CCRIF SPC; Dr. William Warren Smith, President, CDB and Malcolm Buamah, Chief Risk Officer, CDB after launching the Integrated Sovereign Risk Management in the Caribbean Project in Providenciales on May 25, 2017 PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- On Thursday, the Caribbean Development Bank and CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) launched the Integrated Sovereign Risk Management in the Caribbean project   Read More ...
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Tags: Risk Management |  Insurance | 
Guyana predicts near four per cent economic growth
Guyana predicts near four per cent economic growth PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands – Guyana says it may have to revise earlier predictions of a 3.8 per cent economic growth this year as a result of developments within the sugar industry. Finance Minister Winston Jordan, addressing the 47th annual meeting of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Board of Governors that ended here on Thursday, said that nevertheless, this projection is well above the regional average of 1   Read More ...
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TCI wants CARICOM to maintain unified position on de-risking
TCI wants CARICOM to maintain unified position on de-risking PPROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos (CMC) – The Turks and Caicos Islands has appealed to Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries to continue to main a united position on the issue of de-risking and the loss of corresponding banking relationships (CBRs).Premier Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson, who came to power in this Overseas British Territory last December, said that she is aware that the 15-member regional integration movement has been looking at the entire issue of de-risking   Read More ...
Places: Turks and Caicos Islands |  Jamaica | 
T&T wants regional approach to changing global environment
T&T wants regional approach to changing global environment PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands (CMC) — Trinidad and Tobago says there must be a concerted thrust for economic transformation in the Caribbean in order to be globally competitive. Addressing the 47 annual meeting of the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Board of Governors, which ended here on Thursday, Planning and Development Minister Camille Robinson Regis noted that the theme of “integration, trade and economic growth is a relevant and timely one for the region and for Trinidad and Tobago in particular   Read More ...
Caribbean countries urged to save for 'rainy days'
Caribbean countries urged to save for 'rainy days' PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands (CMC) – A senior official of the World Bank Tuesday called on Caribbean countries to save more funds “for rainy days” even as he acknowledged that regional countries were capable of getting their finances in order.“I think the Caribbean can get its finances in order (and) …we have seen how smaller economies not only in the Caribbean but also around the world are able to grow fast and have become prosperous to a greater degree than the larger economies around the world with a few exceptions,” Dr David Lederman, the lead economist and Deputy Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean, told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC)   Read More ...
Places: Turks and Caicos Islands |  Caribbean |  Jamaica | 
Dance with Cinderella Father/Daughter Dance
In honor of Father's Day, Nutrition in Demand is hosting its 4th annual Dance with Cinderella Father/Daughter Dance. It's an evening just for fathers and their daughters to make memories that will last a lifetime! There's games and give-aways; dinner with a welcoming drink and dancing. A silent auction and a cash bar will also be available. All proceeds go towards our nutrition and fitness summer camp   Read More ...
CDB puts climate change on the agenda
CDB puts climate change on the agenda BRIDGETOWN – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is calling attention to the work that remains to be done to strengthen the Region’s resilience to climate change impacts. On May 24, CDB will host a seminar to review the Caribbean’s gains in climate adaptation and mitigation, and to examine the implementation of the Bank’s Climate Resilience Strategy 2012-2017. The event will be held during the of CDB’s Board of Governors, in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands   Read More ...
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Places: Turks and Caicos Islands |  Bridgetown |  Carlisle |  Barbados |  Caribbean |  Americas | 
Book review: The iPINIONS Journal - Commentaries on the Global Events of 2016 by Anthony L. Hall | Caribbean News Now
Reminding us that yet another year has passed, op-ed columnist Anthony Hall embarks on his twelfth annual retrospective compendium of insights and observations on the major events of our times with the publication of his latest edition – – which covers his usual wide range of subjects, conveniently ordered by region and topic. His subject matter is as eclectic as ever and, of particular interest to Caribbean readers, are his comments on: • The election of the first female premier in the Turks and Caicos Islands, where with a population of just over 30,000 it took almost 12 hours longer to announce Election Day results than it took the USA, with a population of well over 300 million   Read More ...
Experts discover 'Christopher Columbus' anchor at Caribbean shipwreck site
Experts discover 'Christopher Columbus' anchor at Caribbean shipwreck site EXCLUSIVE: Experts have used a “space treasure map” to make a remarkable discovery in the Caribbean -- a centuries-old anchor believed to be from one of Christopher Columbus’ ships. Analysis of the anchor, which was found off the Turks and Caicos islands, reveals that it dates to between 1492 and 1550. The overall size of the anchor and its estimated weight of between 1,200 and 1,500 pounds indicates that it was a “bower” anchor from a 300-ton vessel, the typical size of a Columbus-era ship   Read More ...
Globalization Has Disadvantaged Small States | Sir Ronald Sanders
Globalization Has Disadvantaged Small States | Sir Ronald Sanders By Sir Ronald Sanders. PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands, Friday April 28, 2017 – Globalization was originally a construct of industrialized nations whose economic activity had developed sufficiently to withstand competition within their own borders from other countries, and who had the capability of exporting goods and services to other markets. Their objective was to persuade other nations to open up their markets by liberalizing trade, investment and international capital flows   Read More ...
US and region deepen security ties
US and region deepen security ties Deputy premier of Turks and Caicos Islands, Sean Astwood (left), joined by US Ambassador to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and the OECS Linda Taglialatela for the historic signing of the information-sharing agreement with CARICOM APIS. (SDB) THE UNITED STATES has pledged its commitment to deepening its cooperation with the Caribbean region to combat all threats. However, US Ambassador to Barbados and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Linda Taglialatela was firm that for the Caribbean to combat new threats a collaborative effort was needed to develop an expanded list of strategic border control action plans   Read More ...
Educator finds her calling abroad
Educator finds her calling abroad KNOWN AS AN EDUCATOR and past president of the National Council of Parent-Teacher Associations of Barbados, Barbadian Rhonda Blackman-Smith is expanding her educational footprint. She is now leading a reform push in the Turks and Caicos Islands where she serves as curriculum development officer. It’s a post she is comfortable with, having been a course developer as well as an e-tutor at the University of the West Indies Open Campus during her more than 23-year career in education   Read More ...
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CDB to discuss regional productivity, tourism industry reform at annual meeting | Caribbean News Now
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) will release two major studies to support the region’s economic growth agenda at the 47th annual meeting of its board of governors. The flagship event will be held in the Turks and Caicos Islands from May 24-25, 2017. Dr Justin Ram “The studies will analyse two issues that are key to advancing economic growth in the Caribbean –regional productivity and tourism industry reform   Read More ...
TCI Middle School Open Evening
Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 17:30 - 19:00 Event: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 5:30pm - 7pm An opportunity for prospective parents to come and see what the school has to offer. Students will be demonstrating the work they do ranging from Year 6 through to IGCSE level work in Years 10 & 11. For further information contact Mark Dunbavand (Principal)   Read More ...
Open response to Turks and Caicos Islands governor | Caribbean News Now
Dear Governor Freeman, Attacking the messenger and denying the message without proper investigation is routine operating procedure for the British FCO. Turks & Caicos Islanders are familiar with this FCO tactic and David Moore’s comments are typical of the FCO by accusing a TCI citizen of “attacking TCI public officials” for commenting or identifying government malfeasance. If you had been properly briefed by the FCO prior to arriving in the TCI you would know that there is a very long and verifiable history of government retribution and retaliation against those who have the intestinal fortitude to complain or speak out publicly against government incompetence, abuse or corruption in the TCI, so you must please excuse my reluctance to invite you to tea   Read More ...
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Turks and Caicos governor challenges anonymous author of open letter
Turks and Caicos governor challenges anonymous author of open letter By Caribbean News Now contributor PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- In a statement on Tuesday, David Moore, the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) governor’s press secretary responded to an email communication, described as 'open' by the sender, from an individual called Edith Delancy, which makes a number of allegations and criticisms about certain public officials in the TCI. Governor Dr John Freeman Moore said that Delancy is not known to the governor, Dr John Freeman   Read More ...
Open letter to Dr John Freeman, governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands | Caribbean News Now
Governor Freeman: The inaugural speech that you delivered to the Turks and Caicos Islands House of Assembly on October 17, 2016, was encouraging to those of us who fully understand the true economic value and importance of inward investment to the Turks and Caicos Islands. Inward investment is the life blood of the Turks and Caicos Islands and has provided the overwhelming majority of the capital over the last fifty years to create new jobs and improve our schools, roads, police, fire, and medical services   Read More ...
Turks and Caicos health insurance scheme faces 'serious issues and significant liabilities'
Turks and Caicos health insurance scheme faces 'serious issues and significant liabilities' By Caribbean News Now contributor PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- Commenting on a recent report on the management of the National Health Insurance Board (NHIB) by the chief internal auditor, Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Governor Dr John Freeman noted that serious mismanagement of the NHIB or of other statutory boards could cause a serious run upon the budgetary resources of the British overseas territory   Read More ...
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Tags: Insurance |  Health insurance | 
EG Youth Centre 7th Annual Beach Bonfire & BBQ Fundraiser
Event: Saturday April 15th, 7pm - 10pm. Please join us at Bay Bistro for our annual Beach Bonfire and BBQ! It promises to be great fun for the whole. family and represents a great cause! We have amazing performances from our very talented youth and promise you will have an amazing night!!! Tickets are only $50 for adults/$25 Kids under 12 (under 5’s free) and includes appetizer, buffet dinner and dessert, DJ, raffle and a fantastic Silent Auction with stays, massages, water sports, dinners and so much more!!! There will be a cash bar with drink specials throughout the evening   Read More ...
Illinois blacklists Barbados as ‘tax haven’
Illinois blacklists Barbados as ‘tax haven’ Barbados is to protest to the American state of Illinois, which has blacklisted this country as a tax haven, following the introduction of a new bill by the state’s house of representatives. Bill HB3419, which also names Anguilla, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Island and Turks and Caicos Islands, forbids business groups or those operating in jurisdictions considered “foreign tax havens” from submitting a bid or entering into a contract with the state of Illinois   Read More ...
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Tags: Taxes |  Taxation | 
Tales from South Caicos | Caribbean News Now
By Oliver Mills South Caicos is an admired and cherished island. It is often referred to as ‘the Fishing Capital’ of the Turks and Caicos Islands. And it is now growing into a formidable competitor in the hospitality industry. The island has produced many prominent politicians including a Speaker of the House of Representatives, and ministers of government. And it has a quiet, peaceful environment that produces calm and friendly people   Read More ...
OLINT investors unhappy with small payout
OLINT investors unhappy with small payout At least one investor in failed ponzi scheme OLINT is expressing disappointment at the payout made by the fund set up to compensate victims. Cheques for investors who lost money in the scheme were issued on March 20, 2017. The scheme was started by David Smith in Jamaica in 2005 then operations were later moved to the Turks and Caicos Islands   Read More ...
Places: Turks and Caicos Islands |  Jamaica | 
Passengers on WestJet, Emirates flights may have been exposed to measles
Passengers on WestJet, Emirates flights may have been exposed to measles A measles exposure warning has been issued for people who flew on a number of WestJet flights and Emirates Airlines between March 19 and March 24. The Toronto Health Department issued the warning on Thursday, saying it was investigating three confirmed cases of the measles in the city. The affected WestJet flights originated in Abbotsford, B.C., Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Turks and Caicos Islands   Read More ...
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Tags: Measles |  Diseases & Conditions | 
Delay in SIPT corruption case
Delay in SIPT corruption case The corruption case against former Premier Michael Misick and others has been delayed until March 20, 2017, because the presiding judge Mr. Justice Paul Harrison is unavailable until that time. The case was supposed to have resumed on February 27th, the date by which Judge Harrison gave Misick to find a replacement Queen's Counsel, after Ralph Thorne, QC, resigned suddenly from the case by email   Read More ...
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Tags: Graft allegations |  Corruption |  Ethics | 
SIPT CASE DELAYED AGAIN
SIPT CASE DELAYED AGAIN The Special Investigation and Prosecution Team's (SIPT) corruption trial has been put back again for another month. April 24th, 2017, is now the date for the resumption on the case, which was supposed to have restarted on March 20th, after a previous date of February 27th was vacated. The latest delay in the trial is a result of an application for additional and adequate preparation time by former premier Michael Misick's new lawyer, Senior Counsel, Reginald Armour   Read More ...
Rodents, roaches and Invest Turks and Caicos | Caribbean News Now
Dear Sir: Last week I read an article in the Turks & Caicos Weekly News about Invest Turks and Caicos and the CEO, Mr John Rutherford, hosting “a rebranding launch and network reception” to “launch their new brand”. Presumably this is an attempt to improve the business image of the TCI government to potential investors and developers. Reading that article reminded me of the similarities of New York City restaurants and the TCI government   Read More ...
Privy Council upholds Turks and Caicos Islands government asset recovery claim | Caribbean News Now
Fuel storage and industrial yards at South Dock, Providenciales By Caribbean News Now contributor LONDON, England -- On Monday, the Privy Council in London dismissed an appeal by Akita Holdings Ltd against the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government, affirming the decisions of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal as part of the government's claim against Akita Holdings under the civil recovery programme   Read More ...
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Tags: Appeal |  Civil Actions |  Judiciary | 
Former Turks and Caicos premier's brother denies being on trial on corruption charges | Caribbean News Now
Chalmers ‘Chal’ Misick By Caribbean News Now contributor PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- In a somewhat bizarre email to Caribbean News Now on Wednesday, Chalmers ‘Chal’ Misick, the brother of disgraced former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier, Michael Misick, claimed that a reference to him as “being tried for corruption, misconduct, fraud, along with ten other counts” is “patently false, frivolous, misleading, libel and slanderous”   Read More ...
Investors lose millions in failed Turks and Caicos development
The partially completed Caicos Beach Resort and Marina on South Caicos By Caribbean News Now contributor PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- More than 500 investors have reportedly been swindled out at least $70 million in a development in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), with the majority of investors being from the US and UK. The Caicos Beach Resort and Marina on South Caicos was to be developed by the High Point Organization of Kissimmee, Florida, which currently operates a similar resort in Florida   Read More ...
DAN ALON, SURVIVOR OF 1972 MUNICH OLYMPIC MASSACRE, TO SPEAK AT BRAYTON HALL
The 1972 Olympics began with the promise of peace, brotherhood and sportsmanship. That promise was shattered just days later before the eyes of the world. Dan Alon was a fencer for the Israeli team at the 1972 Munich Olympics and one of the only survivors of the terrorist massacre of his team. Today, as threats of violence continue worldwide, we come together in the belief that there is strength in unity – that peace and solidarity triumph over the division intended by such horrific acts   Read More ...
Places: Turks and Caicos Islands |  Bavaria |  Germany | 
Turks and Caicos premier accused of flip-flopping at OCTA forum | Caribbean News Now
Premier Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson By Caribbean News Now contributor PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- Newly elected premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson, has been accused by the opposition of accepting the chairmanship of the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTA) while at the same time flip-flopping on supporting one of its key initiatives – the European Development Fund (EDF) program. According to a TCI government press release on   Read More ...
Confirmed cases of dengue fever in Turks and Caicos | Caribbean News Now
A cleanup team on Grand Turk GRAND TURK, TCI -- The ministry of health, agriculture and human services in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) has advised that, during the period of February 17 - 20, 15 students and one teacher at the HJ Robinson High School in Grand Turk have reported symptoms consistent with dengue fever. Six of the students have tested positive for dengue, while additional results are   Read More ...
Mugged and robbed in the Turks and Caicos | Caribbean News Now
Dear Sir: This was passed on to the tourism offices in the Turks and Caicos Islands as well as Canada. Thought you should know… as none of this seems to ever make it to your media. My name is Tim Michalak. and my wife Loreen was vacationing with three of her friends when she was pulled out of a van, dragged along the road and when her purse   Read More ...
St. Louis doctor found dead in Turks and Caicos Islands
St. Louis doctor found dead in Turks and Caicos Islands A doctor from St. Louis was found dead Thursday after he had been missing for several days in Turks and Caicos, a group of islands north of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The man was identified by the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force as John McGurk, 32, of St. Louis. He was a doctor at Missouri Baptist Medical Center employed by BJC Medical Group. McGurk's body was discovered   Read More ...
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