Department of Road Safety and Transportation

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, August 28, 2017 – Providenciales – The Department of Road Safety and Transportation would like to remind the general public that it is illegal to drive without a driver’s license or on an expired driver’s license.   In addition, it also illegal to operate an unlicensed vehicle.Motorists are hereby advised to bring current all expired driver’s licenses; persons who have applied for a driver’s license are encouraged to visit the Road Safety Department on their respective island to collect same.The Department would also like to advise that renewals are now processed on the same day if the application is submitted in the morning.   The maximum turnaround time is three (3) days.Please be guided accordingly.Press Release: TCIG Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Greater Water Rights Needed Umatilla LRA Tells Army

first_imgThe latest obstacle in negotiations over the transfer of the former Umatilla Chemical Depot in northern Oregon is the question of how much of the site’s water rights will be handed over to the Columbia Development Authority.The LRA had hoped to receive about 50 percent of the site’s water capacity, but the Army has proposed allowing it to use only two wells, totaling about 25 percent of the site’s water capacity, reported the East Oregonian.“That is not going to get us where we want to be,” Greg Smith, the LRA’s executive director, said at meeting of the authority’s board. Smith recounted that he told the Army the offer of two wells would not be sufficient to justify accepting the site.The Army wants to retain some water rights for the 7,500-acre portion of the 20,000-acre facility slated to be turned over to the Oregon National Guard. Much of the remaining land will be designated a wildlife preserve, with only a small part dedicated to industrial and agricultural use.Smith also asked the board to consider applying to the state to designate as an enterprise zone portions of the site zoned for industrial use. Alternatively, an enterprise zone could be formed from existing ones in Umatilla County, Morrow County and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.Port of Morrow director Gary Neal favored gaining an enterprise zone designation since other locations in the state most likely would offer similar tax breaks. “I think if you’re not going to have one, you’re not going to be in the game,” he said.The meeting also marked a shift of the administrative functions of the LRA falling under the Port of Morrow to Umatilla County. The change was made in recognition that 80 percent of economic development on the depot land is expected to take place in Umatilla, according to the story. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Esper Sets Sights on 500000Strong Army

first_imgArmy Secretary Mark Esper last week said one of his priorities for next year’s defense authorization bill was continuing to increase the service’s end strength. “We aim to see by 2028, and certainly sooner than that, an active-duty end strength of greater than 500,000 soldiers with associated growth in the Guard and Reserve,” Esper told reporters while visiting Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The fiscal 2019 authorization bill, which President Trump is scheduled to sign today, calls for adding 4,000 troops to raise the Army’s active-duty end strength to 487,500. Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee who accompanied Esper, said Congress is open to adding more soldiers beyond the growth included in this year’s defense policy bill, reported Photo by John Martinez Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more