Students design flamboyant bins placed throughout TCI

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 19, 2017 – Providenciales – You will see them all over Providenciales, they will make their way to South Caicos and even be a highlight at next week’s 47th Board of Governors Meeting of the Caribbean Development Bank… the flamboyant garbage bins, designed by students of the Turks and Caicos were this week placed by the TCI Tourist Board and the Environmental Health Department, at various sites.  The bins, which are beautifully adorned with images of the marine life and other indigenous elements depicting TCI, can be seen at Caribbean Cruisin, Heaving Down Rock, Leeward Beach, Ricky’s Flamingo Café, the Bight Basketball court, Wheeland Park, Blue Hills basketball court, at Bugaloo’s in Five Cays and on Chalk Sound Beach.  Go to our Facebook page, there you can see images of these fantastically designed bins.  Congratulations to the winners of that competition held in November.#MagneticMediaNews#studentsdesigngarbagebins#flamboyantbinsplacedthroughProvo Related Items:#flamboyantbinsplacedthroughProvo, #magneticmedianews, #studentsdesigngarbagebins Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

52 arrested during statewide illegal marijuana crackdown

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — State Attorney General Xavier Becerra Thursday announced the arrest of 52 people as part of an enforcement effort billed as the nation’s largest mobilization to eradicate illegal marijuana cultivation.The three-month California Campaign Against Marijuana Planting operation resulted in the seizure of 614,267 cannabis plants and 110 weapons at more than 250 illegal grow sites, according to state officials.The recently concluded crackdown on illegal indoor and outdoor marijuana cultivation and pot trafficking “put an exclamation point behind California’s multi-agency illegal-cannabis campaign, holding accountable individuals who damage our public lands and hurt our communities,” Becerra said.“At the California Department of Justice, we will continue to work with our partners at the federal, state and local levels through our CAMP program to vigorously enforce California’s laws against illegal cannabis activity,” he said.During the 12-week operation, four groups of investigators targeted illicit marijuana cultivation and distribution in the following counties: Amador, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kern, Lake, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Mariposa, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Plumas, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, San Joaquin, Shasta, Siskiyou, Solano, Stanislaus, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Ventura, Yolo and Yuba.Among the accomplishments of the CAMP teams was protection of public resources against misuse and safeguarded public land and water from illegal pesticides, according to the attorney general’s office.In Stanislaus County, the personnel stopped drug traffickers from diverting water from the San Joaquin River, officials said. In other cases, authorities halted the use of a banned pesticide called carbofuran, shielding public lands from the toxic chemical.Taking part in the operation along with various local law enforcement agencies were the Central Valley High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program; the state Bureau of Land Management, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Justice and National Guard; and the federal Department of Agriculture, Department of Interior, Drug Enforcement Administration, Forest Service and National Park Service. October 4, 2018 52 arrested during statewide illegal marijuana crackdown Posted: October 4, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom last_img read more