Snatch no grab in Grace Bay – Robbers hiding in bushes

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppDays after the Premier announced that a partnership will see CCTV installed in more areas of Grace Bay for greater protection of the visitors to our destination; there is report of yet another upsetting mugging reaching our newsroom. A couple of tourists, on Saturday night, were attacked by men who jumped from nearby bushes as the guests made their way back to their resort. According to reports, the target was a handbag, the owner of that bag fought her assailants and it got so intense that she fell to the ground in the struggle and was dragged by the attackers, who still could not wrench that bag from the victim. Eventually, the attackers gave up when they spotted an approaching vehicle and ran off. There is little information on this incident at this stage, but our details here are confirmed by Police. The Premier on Friday said an effort to beef up surveillance is coming; it will include an adopt a CCTV camera program, where companies can sponsor the video surveillance.last_img read more

Police release statement on death of Arthur Morris Jr

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, June 27, 2016 – The death of 29 year old Arthur Morris Jr still has the community reeling and Police today gave a timeline in the apparent drowning death of the man.  Officer Kevin Clarke in a media release said that the 20ft speed boat reportedly began taking on water at the rare of the boat, the stern and quickly sank.  Both men on board tried swimming to shore, but only one was rescued; he was reportedly found floating around 6pm in the water of Leeward Cut by a water tour operator.The rescue launched a search led by Marine Police which stretched well into the night, it was suspended at 9:45pm and resumed by 5:45am Sunday.  Around 10:30am on Sunday, AJ’s body was spotted.  Police say an autopsy will say for sure how AJ died.  Arthur Morris Jr, originally from Pinedale, Eight Mile Rock in Grand Bahama had just become a father less than six months ago. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

55yearold male arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrand Turk, TCI, November 28, 2016 – Police investigating an accident that occurred on Saturday 26th November 2016 that killed a man on Grand Turk have arrested a 55 year-old male on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. At 10:04 pm Police and Emergency Medical Services responded to a report on Hospital Road where a complainant stated that a man who was crossing the road was knocked down by a silver truck. The man, 50 year-old Jacques Delzins of Haiti, was later pronounced dead by a doctor.  The driver of the truck was later seen and arrested. Anyone who witnessed the incident, who has not yet spoken to the police by calling the Grand Turk Police Station 946-2299. Related Items:last_img read more

Lindbergh Field could set record for December holiday travel numbers

first_img KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Lindbergh Field could set a record for the number of air travelers making their way through the airport between today and New Year’s Day.KUSI’s John Soderman is live at Lindbergh Field. Lindbergh Field could set record for December holiday travel numbers KUSI Newsroom December 21, 2018 Posted: December 21, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Major retail groups talk expansion with small to midsize agencies in mind

first_imgMajor retail groups talk expansion with small to mid-size agencies in mind This story originally ran in the March 7, 2019 issue of Travelweek magazine. To get Travelweek delivered to your agency for free, subscribe here.TORONTO — Are the big players interested in buying smaller agencies? Well, it depends on who you ask.While some agency owners might be convinced that their book of business is too small to attract the attention of a major retail group, at least a few of those groups beg to differ.In this second installment of Travelweek’s 5-part series, we talked to high-profile retail organizations about how small-to-mid-size agencies fit into their expansion strategies.Vision Travel Solutions is very much in growth mode and while it’s made headlines recently for bigger acquisitions, it’s interested in smaller agencies as well, says Vision President Brian Robertson.“We are able customize the opportunities and ensure that all of the staff or independent travel advisors feel comfortable with Vision Travel. Whether they become a host agency or we acquire them, we are always looking for great travel agencies that fit with our culture and specifically our personalized approach to travel,” says Robertson.Asked if Vision has seen an increase in the number of inquiries from agencies looking to sell, Robertson says: “Yes we have. And what is interesting is that many of the principals want to stay involved – which is not always what you might expect.  They really want to stay in travel but not deal with the day-to-day management of the business. Many of the owners and managers of these organizations also have unique skills and experience that they can bring to make them and our company more successful moving forward.”Robertson adds: “Regardless of our size, we believe that we need to remain accessible to our clients and flexible to their needs. Our team understands and embraces that concept and it has been the key to our success. We are not looking to dismantle the companies we acquire, we are looking to give them more tools and support to be more successful.”More news:  Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin CruisesUNIGLOBE Travel is also growing, and small to mid-size agencies “are absolutely of interest to UNIGLOBE as we are looking to expand our network of offices,” says Regional Vice President, Eastern Canada, Joel Kopstick.Unlike the old days when it would sell a franchise and an agency would open up from scratch, over the past dozen years or so UNIGLOBE’s growth has come from existing agencies in the marketplace affiliating with UNIGLOBE under its Partner Agency Program.Kopstick says he hasn’t seen an increase in the number of agencies who want to sell. “Mind you, as a Region, we are not in the business of acquiring agencies. That being said, a number of our franchisees and partner agencies would be very interested in purchasing quality agencies, particularly those with some corporate business.”Maritime Travel meanwhile has doubled its size through acquisitions over the past 10 years. The company currently has about 115 agencies with a 50/50 split between Atlantic Canada and the rest of the country. “Our main expansion has been in B.C., Alberta and Ontario however we will look at and have purchased branches in other provinces,” says Gary Gaudry, President, Maritime Travel.“We will look at any type of agency – big or small, leisure or corporate,” says Gaudry. “Most of our growth in the past few years has come from purchasing ‘Mom and Pop’ agencies. These one-off agencies vary in size and for the most part are between $1 million and $5 million in sales. But we have purchased the odd agency with sales higher and lower than this.”More news:  Air Canada’s global sales update includes Managing Director, Canada & USA SalesOne agency owner who sold to Maritime Travel, Isabella Beane in B.C., says the decision to sell was the right one for her. Beane opened Port Moody Travel in 1988 and operated it as an independent agency until July 2015 when she sold the agency to Maritime Travel with the view to retiring.  “The Maritime move was a great move for my agency, they promote a strong feeling of family within the organization and provide us with all the tools to work effectively for our clients.”Selling her agency after so many years was a very emotional experience but the process was seamless and an easy transition, she adds.Gaudry says he believes “some of the old ‘buying’ agencies have changed the size of the agencies they are willing to buy. Once a company gets purchased by a global company, the size of the agencies they would like to buy does increase dramatically.”Maritime Travel gets approached by five to 10 agencies per year, he added. The company has made about 50 purchases over the last five to seven years.Travelweek’s 5-part special series looks at the options available particularly to owners of small to mid-size agencies with annual sales of up to $3 million or so, who may be looking to sell, or downsize their responsibilities, while remaining in the industry. Click here for Part 1. Travelweek Group Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Sharecenter_img Tags: Feature Story, UNIGLOBE, Vision Travel Solutions Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more