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Invest Turks and Caicos to get new home says new CEO

first_img Related Items:invest turks and caicos, john rutherford Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 20 Jan 2016 – There will be a new home for the new Invest Turks and Caicos Agency according to its Chief Executive, John Rutherford. On the launch at the Provo Golf Club on Monday night, Rutherford told media that there is a diverse mandate handed to the organization to create a more diverse economy.“We will attract more foreign investment to the islands, not just in tourism and hospitality but we know the importance of diversifying the economy so we want to look at what other sectors we can attract to the islands. But we want to also help domestic investors as well, help them grow their business, expand their business. And then finally we have been given responsibility for the micro, small and medium enterprise program and that kicks off on the first of April.” The goal is to be more assertive said Rutherford, agreeing that indeed the launch was a big night for Invest Turks and Caicos which is also tasked with bigger branding of the TCI. The CE made it clear that while TC Invest did a lot of good things, Invest Turks and Caicos Agency will not be a bank and their goal is to raise economic activity. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youcenter_img TC Invest concept revived somewhat, Minister never agreed with closure Invest Turks and Caicos launches tonightlast_img read more

Chula Vista San Diego schools honored by California Department of Education for

first_img Posted: April 2, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Chula Vista, San Diego schools honored by California Department of Education for improved test scores Twitter: @LomaVerdeSchoolCHULA VISTA (KUSI) — Loma Verde Elementary in Chula Vista was among nearly three dozen schools in San Diego County and 290 statewide to be honored Monday by the California Department of Education for improvement in standardized test scores for English-language learners and low-income students.A majority of the students at Loma Verde, which is located six miles from the Mexico border, come from non-English-speaking backgrounds and 77 percent of the student body is considered low-income. The school boosted standardized test scores over a two-year period by 24 percent in math and 23 percent in English for English-language learners and by 24 percent in English and 19 percent in math for low-income students by creating a curriculum that uses chants, collaborative discussions and inquiry-based learning, according to the DOE.Loma Verde was among 33 San Diego County campuses and 287 total in the state to be named a Distinguished School by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.The program, which returned this year after a three-year break, recognizes elementary schools that have made noteworthy gains in state performance standards.“These schools implement outstanding educational programs and practices that help California students realize their potential, and put them on the path to achieve their dreams,” Torlakson said. “Every day at these schools, teachers, administrators and classified employees, working with parents, apply their dedication, creativity and talents toward providing a great education for all their students.”The other San Diego County Schools honored were:— Bostonia Language Academy Cajon Valley Union— Ada W. Harris Elementary, Cardiff Elementary School District— Aviara Oaks Elementary, Carlsbad Unified— Pacific Rim Elementary, Carlsbad Unified— Cook (Hazel Goes) Elementary, Chula Vista Elementary School District— Veterans Elementary, Chula Vista Elementary— San Onofre Elementary, Fallbrook Union Elementary School District— Monterey Ridge Elementary, Poway Unified— Park Village Elementary, Poway Unified— Willow Grove Elementary, Poway Unified— Barnard Elementary, San Diego Unified— Benchley/Weinberger Elementary, San Diego Unified— Chesterton Elementary, San Diego Unified— Edison Elementary, San Diego Unified— Elevate Elementary, San Diego Unified— Gage Elementary, San Diego Unified— Garfield Elementary, San Diego Unified— Green Elementary, San Diego Unified— Hancock Elementary, San Diego Unified— Holmes Elementary, San Diego Unified— Jerabek Elementary, San Diego Unified— La Jolla Elementary, San Diego Unified— Miller Elementary, San Diego Unified— Miramar Ranch Elementary, San Diego Unified— Sessions Elementary, San Diego Unified— Toler Elementary, San Diego Unified— Nye Elementary, San Diego Unified— San Elijo Elementary, San Marcos Unified— Ocean View Hills, San Ysidro Elementary— Skyline Elementary, Solana Beach Elementary School District— Solana Pacific Elementary, Solana Beach Elementary School District— Empresa Elementary, Vista Unified Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom April 2, 2018last_img read more

Whats behind San Diego Countys record breaking rents

first_img Sasha Foo July 10, 2018 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) – There’s a lot of construction activity in downtown San Diego, but who are the people who will be living in the new apartment complexes with their sweeping views of the city?From the East Village to Little Italy, rent levels are soaring, exceeding the amount that many people pay each month for a home mortgage. In Litle Italy, an upscale complex called “Vici” is nearing completion. Studios lease for $2,100 and the rent for a one bedroom unit starts at just over $3,000. It’s not just in the downtown area, where rents are rising.All across San Diego county, the price of rental housing is going up. According to a survey by MarketPointe Realty Advisors, rent over a one year period from March 2017 to March 2018 rose by 20%. Since 2015, MarketPointe said rents in the county soared by a whopping 20%. Real estate analyst Gary London said the average rent on a one bedroom in the county is just under $2,000.A one bedroom in the downtown area is renting on average for $2,300. London said rents will continue to rise because of the short supply of housing. Older apartments may be more affordable for lower and middle income families. Yet, tenants rights organizer Rafael Bautista said landlords at older properties are also hiking rents.At the Village Apartments in Linda Vista, the management had been hiking rent by as much as $200 a year, even though some units had mold, leaks and were in substandard condition. Bautista who helped the tenants protest the conditions and the steep rent increases said the property owner eventually agreed to make repairs and hold off on rent hikes. Bautista said he would like to see rent control, as a means of keeping housing costs more reasonable.This November, California voters will decide if a 1995 state law that restricts rent control should be repealed. San Diego is one of the few big cities in California that doesn’t have rent control. Even if the proposition passes, it would still be up to local lawmakers to pass a rent control ordinance. Opponents of rent control don’t believe new restrictions will ease rental prices, and might even tighten housing supply.At this point in time, London said we are building just a third of what the market needs. One of the most surprising figures; in a county of more than 3 million people, there are only 18 new apartment projects being built this year, which will produce about 5,000 new units. London said we need to set more aggressive housing targets and help developers build projects more quickly by reducing the time and costs of getting permits. What’s behind San Diego County’s record breaking rents? Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Politics FacebookTwittercenter_img Sasha Foo, Posted: July 10, 2018 Updated: 7:55 PMlast_img read more

Home Start to Hold 47th Annual Blue Ribbon Gala

first_imgSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Home Start, Inc. will hold its 47th Annual Blue Ribbon Gala on Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa.The even is held each April in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Home Start’s Blue Ribbon Gala raises funds for the organization’s programs that provide critical assistance to children and families throughout San Diego County.The gala’s space theme, “Mission Blue: The Great Beyond,” will feature a three-course meal, silent and live auction, photo booth, and live entertainment.The Full Strength Funk Band scheduled to play Home Start’s 47th Annual Blue Ribbon Gala.The 11 piece funk band whose playlist spans the decades from the classic funk tunes of the ’70’s to the dance hits of today. Featuring a full horn section, sweet harmonies and Latin percussion. Jonathan Halvorson Jonathan Halvorson, Home Start to Hold 47th Annual Blue Ribbon Gala Posted: April 1, 2019 April 1, 2019 Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Lake Murray burglary calls new gun law into question

first_imgLake Murray burglary calls new gun law into question July 16, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: July 16, 2019 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) – A burglar who attacked and stabbed a Lake Murray man today during an early-morning confrontation in the victim’s house was fatally shot moments later by the wounded homeowner’s adult son, according to San Diego police.This particular case is leading people to question the logic of the San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliot’s new law that would require gun owners to safely store their guns in either a safe or with a trigger device when not in use.The home-invasion assault and shooting in the 6300 block of Lake Shore Drive was reported shortly before 6:30 a.m. Patrol officers arrived to find a 54-year old resident on the floor of the house, suffering from stab wounds to his upper body, Lt. Anthony Dupree said. Paramedics took the victim to a hospital, where he was admitted in stable condition.The body of the 38-year-old suspected burglar was found in a backyard pool, into which he apparently had fallen after fleeing the home, mortally wounded. His name was withheld pending family notification.Homicide detectives were called in to take charge of the case. “Although it is early in the investigation, we have learned the homeowner confronted the (intruder) who had entered his home,” Dupree said.“The suspect began assaulting the homeowner, at which point the homeowner’s 20-year old son retrieved a firearm and shot the intruder.”The situation is making residents think twice about the new law that, if it were already in effect, could have altered the outcome of this burglary. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more