A REAL GLOBAL VILLAGE GATHERING FOR EARAGAIL ARTS – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgEnjoying the Earagail Arts Festival Global Gathering in Letterkenny. ALL PICS BY NORTHWEST NEWS PIXA REAL GLOBAL VILLAGE GATHERING FOR EARAGAIL ARTS – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: July 21st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Earagail Arts FestivalGlobal Gatheringlast_img

South Africa: time to ignite 2010!

first_imgWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material 9 June 2009 Thursday 11 June 2009 marks one year to kick-off of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, and Brand South Africa is calling on all South Africans to wear a football jersey (preferably a Bafana Bafana one!) or a yellow shirt, to fly the South African flag and – at exactly 16h00 – to blow a vuvuzela and sing the national anthem. The opening ceremony, followed by the first match, of the 2010 Fifa World Cup kicks off at Soccer City, Johannesburg at 4pm on 11 June 2010. Expect a sea of yellow – South Africa, as hosts, will play in the opening match, and yellow will be the dominant colour of Bafana Bafana’s World Cup kit. On Thursday at 15h55, a five-minute count-down will begin on radio stations across the country to cue all South Africans, wherever they are, to sing Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika at 16h00 in a symbolic demonstration of national unity and pride.South Africa’s national anthem President Jacob Zuma will join a crowd of football fans at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town, where the national anthem will be sung and, at exactly 4pm, a soccer ball will be kicked to mark the one-year countdown to the first World Cup to be staged on the African continent. Paul Bannister, acting chief executive of the International Marketing Council of SA, custodian of Brand South Africa, said the aim was to celebrate one year to kick-off, and to serve as a point of ignition for the tournament. “It is also an act of national pride in, and support of, our country as Africa’s first host of this prestigious tournament,” Bannister said in a statement on Tuesday. “With the Bulls’ Super 14 victory fresh in our minds, the IPL cricketing extravaganza successfully behind us, the British and Irish Lions clash in play and the Confederations Cup literally only hours away, South Africa’s sports buzz is infectious.” According to Bannister, there is a subtle but vital difference between being a good host and being a great one. “The magic underpinning being great lies in our people, who are able to provide event viewers and visitors with the contagious, edge-of-your-seat buzz and a taste of the competitive spirit to come, while making them feel truly ‘at home’ in South Africa.” It is up to all South Africans to rally together, Bannister said. “We encourage every South African, whether you are in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Sydney, Toronto or London, to join us as we mark an important milestone in our nation’s history. “This is an easy and fun way for us to let the world know that we are lighting the touch paper for the 2010 World Cup.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Mda’s Madonna now stage drama

first_imgSome of the cast members of Madonna of Excelsior in the promotional picture for the play. Diana Maseko, who plays Popi in the play. The two directors, Jerry Pooe (L) and Roel Twijnstra have a chat in between rehearsals. (Images: PACOFS) MEDIA CONTACTS • Steven Buys   Marketing coordinator: PACOFS   +27 51 447 7771 RELATED ARTICLES • South African theatre • West End beckons for playwrights • New Fugard play takes to stage • JM Coetzee archive heads to USValencia TalaneTen years after Zakes Mda’s acclaimed novel The Madonna of Excelsior was published in 2002, a stage adaptation is now ready for South African theatre audiences.The play is directed by Netherlands-based Roel Twijnstra and South African playwright and director Jerry Pooe. It opens on 15 August at the Andre Huguenet theatre in Bloemfontein and runs until 18 August when it moves to Johannesburg’s Windybrow theatre, opening there on 23 August.Based on a real-life drama, Madonna follows the trials of a poor black family living in Mahlaswetsa township next to Excelsior, a small farming town in the Free State province. The mother and protagonist, Niki, was one of 14 women arrested in 1971 for their part in a scandal in which they bore children with several of the area’s white farmers.The women, along with five farmers, were charged for violating the controversial Immorality Act, which prohibited people from having interracial sex. For the short duration of the trial – during which the women caused frustrations for the state by refusing to testify against the farmers – a great deal of attention was focused on the town by local and international journalists who came in their hundreds to hear the story.The government dropped the charges, mainly as a way of saving face, although the spectacle surrounding the scandal had a negative effect on many of those involved. Some of the women on trial committed suicide, according to Twijnstra, who researched the area for about a year prior to the start of production.Niki’s daughter Popi, whose birth was a result of her affair with a character that Mda named Tjaart Cronje, went on to live a life somewhat burdened by the stigma attached to her family by some members of the community.What inspired the play?The idea to make the play first came to the two directors five years ago when Pooe gave Twijnstra a copy of the novel to read.The two started doing research for the play and found that some of the people on whom Mda’s characters are based are still living in the town. Many people don’t want to talk about the scandal to this day, said Twijnstra – a sign of how deep the scars run.In modern-day Excelsior Twijnstra also observed economic disparities between the black and white communities, with the white community still having access to and owning a lot of property, while for the black locals the dire situation described in the book has not improved. There remains a bizarre tension amongst the people.“The scenario was shocking and inspiring for us, and we decided about a year ago that this is even more of a reason to make the play there rather than Johannesburg.”With the Performing Arts Centre of the Free State (PACOFS) changing from just being a receiving house for touring productions and becoming a producing house, it made even more sense.           On a personal level, Twijnstra has wanted to do something with the theme of mixed-race relationships for a while, an issue to which he relates. His wife is black, and originally from KwaZulu-Natal.“I haven’t seen that many productions that portray these relationships,” he said, adding that not many of the Madonna cast have worked with people of other races before, so it was an opportunity to bring talents from different backgrounds together.Asked what Mda – who had been in the country and visited the set during rehearsals – had to say about the play, Twijnstra said he was an inspiration.“He liked what he saw, and because he is honest in his approach, we knew that he meant it.”The cast of charactersTwijnstra said that by making Niki and Popi the centre of the play, the angle of the relationship between mother and daughter became a partial tribute to Women’s Month.He has a lot of faith in the actresses who play the two characters and their ability to bring off the demanding portrayals. Popi is played by Diana Maseko, who has been in leading roles in the 2011 production Spirits and Bones as well as in Seipati, made in 2010.The role of Niki is played by two actresses, as the story follows her younger experiences as well as her relationship with Popi when they are both older. The younger character is played by Tshidi Thenyane, while Dieketseng Mnisi, whose experience goes back many years, plays the more mature role. Mnisi is known by local television viewers as Caroline in popular series Rhythm City.    By Twijnstra’s own admission, casting Popi’s role was the biggest challenge, partly because there is some nudity related to the part, so finding someone who is open minded and talented enough to portray this well proved difficult.“She (Maseko) is a huge talent from a community theatre background, and is very ambitious. I think she’ll grow a lot over the next few years.”The directors opted to pay tribute to Excelsior by using Bloemfontein, about 110km northeast of the small town, as their base. They also ended up with a cast of which 40% are local actors.“There was a great deal of interest from the local community in terms of auditions, despite the storyline being a sensitive topic,” said Twijnstra. “Among the white farming community as well, many people came through.”Film actor Mpho Lovinga, who played the lead in Max and Mona, has double roles – as Niki’s estranged husband Pule, and as Viliki, her son and Popi’s brother.The adaptation was written by Kobus Moolman, who has won numerous awards in literature, theatre writing and radio drama work. He currently teaches creative writing at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.Other works by the directorsTwijnstra has worked on several projects in other African countries, including Morocco, Uganda and Benin. With a career that goes back to 1981, he has over 80 theatre productions to his name and has worked with European theatre icons such as the late Viola Spolin, Peter Stein and Lodewik de Boer.Most of his work in Africa is centred on young people and the social issues that affect their everyday lives.Through the South African branch of his theatre development company Twist International, some of Twijnstra’s projects have highlighted topics very close to the hearts of South Africans, like xenophobia, HIV/Aids and poverty.Some of Twist’s smaller projects have been staged in the annual National Arts Festival that takes place in Grahamstown in July.Pooe, meanwhile, has been in the development of community theatre for over 20 years, having written his very first script at the age of 17. He studied speech and drama at the former University of Natal (Now the Durban University of Technology) before founding Eager Artists Productions, a company that offers training for young actors and musicians.Prior to his work with PACOFS, he worked as the cultural development officer at Durban’s Playhouse Company.last_img read more

Agriculture has five times the suicide rate of the general population, help is needed

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Many farmers and ranchers are coping with alarming levels of stress, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) should serve a critical role in providing support to farmers in crisis, according to the nation’s second largest general farm organization.National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson wrote to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, urging the Secretary to proactively address the farmer suicide crisis. Farmers and ranchers commit suicide at a rate five times that of the general population.“Farming is a high-stress occupation,” Johnson said. “Due to the prolonged downturn in the farm economy, many farmers are facing even greater stress. USDA’s national reach uniquely positions the Department to assist farmers and ranchers during times of crisis. We urge you to leverage your vision for collaboration across USDA and the entire federal government to develop a response to the farm suicide crisis.”Johnson noted that financial risk, volatile markets, unpredictable weather, social isolation, and heavy workloads can all place significant strain on farmers’ and ranchers’ mental and emotional well-being. A 2016 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that farmers had a much higher rate of suicide than any other occupation.“This is exacerbated by the fact that 60% of rural residents live in areas that suffer from mental health professional shortages,” he said.Johnson highlighted USDA’s vast network, including more that 2,100 Farm Service Agency offices that interact with farmers and ranchers on a daily basis. He proposed several options for the USDA to address the farmer suicide crisis:Develop and distribute training materials to help FSA field personnel better identify and respond to the signs of mental stress.Provide guidance and best practices to Cooperative Extension Services for conducting trainings, workshops and webinars on recognizing and responding to the signs of mental stress.Convene agricultural and rural stakeholders at the national, state and local levels to assess the causes of mental stress in farmers and ranchers, identify best practices in responding to that stress, and leverage partnerships with nonprofit organizations and state and local agencies.Farmers and ranchers who are coping with elevated levels of stress are encouraged to visit FarmCrisis.NFU.org to find resources that can help during tough times.last_img read more

Mobilizy Previews Augmented Reality GPS Navigation App

first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Mobilizy’s CEO Philipp Breuss-Schneeweis argues that there is “huge” potential for location-based advertising. If you are on a long-distance drive, for example, and your GPS tells you that there is a restaurant nearby that offers a discount to weary travelers, you might just stop there to get a bite. There can be no doubt that augmented reality apps are pretty hot right now, and this is the second AR app we have seen this week that deals with traffic. Another enterprising developer showed a preview of an app yesterday that can display the traffic situation around you, depending on where you point your Android phone. Wikitude Drive from Austrian-based developers Mobilizy, is, at its core, a GPS navigation app. What makes the app stand out, however, is that instead of a map, you just see a real-time view of the street ahead of you and the navigation data is shown on top of this video. Wikitude Drive is currently under development and will run on Android phones. According to Mobilizy, the app will offer all the standard GPS navigation features that drivers have become accustomed to. In addition, though, the company also plans to offer “social navigational features” that will help users, for example, find their friends’ locations.AR NavigationJust a few days ago, Mobilizy also released the latest version of its Wikitude World Browser augmented reality (AR) app for Android phones. As the company’s press release notes, Wikitude is Mobilizy’s flagship product, but the company sees navigation as “part of a natural evolutionary process within the field of mobile AR to help people get around in the world.” As with so many of these applications, the best way to get a good feel for them is to watch a video: Tags:#Augmented Reality#news#web 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Related Posts frederic lardinois 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Applast_img read more

Robocalypse? I Think Not.

first_imgRelated Posts Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry Guido Jouret is the Chief Digital Officer at ABB. He leads the next level of development and deployment of ABB’s digital solutions for customers globally and across all businesses. Predictions of the Robocalypse are everywhere. “Robots Are Winning the Race for Jobs,” headlines The New York Times, which linked workplace automation to the rise of despotic rulers around the world. Elon Musk warns “Robots will do everything better than us.” On one hand, 72 percent of Americans are worried about an automated future (Pew ). On the other hand, 94 percent of American workers don’t think a robot will take their job (NPR).Denial, fear (rational or irrational), or just confusion, these unsettled attitudes are understandable. The 4th Industrial Revolution – the meshing of the physical and digital worlds – is far more disruptive than the previous three. They replaced human brawn with automation. The fourth is replacing human brain. Digital automation – artificial intelligence, machine learning, analytics, smart hardware, and robotics – will soon be doing what we’ve always considered skilled human jobs.Should we be afraid of robots? In the near term, I agree with Ruchir Sharma, Chief Global Strategist of Morgan Stanley, who points out, “the robots are coming just in time.” Robots aren’t taking our jobs. There’s actually a massive shortage of talent converging with the aging of global workforces, and we need robots to do jobs there aren’t enough humans to do:The displacement of truck drivers by autonomous trucks – “robot” trucks – will supposedly create enough social dislocation to trigger “riots in the streets,” according to Andrew Yang, a New York technology executive and 2020 Democratic Party presidential hopeful. The reality? Right now there are more open U.S. truck driver jobs – 48,000 – than there are coal miners in the entire country (40,000).Japan, with its aging population, is short almost 400,000 caregivers for the elderly, and the government has a program to increase social acceptance of robotic caregiving to fill the gap.If the U.S. and other countries seal their borders, they’ll be short millions of people to work farms and meat-processing plants.There are 6 million U.S. jobs currently going unfilled for lack of proper skills.In the short term, not enough robots have shown up yet. (And 70 percent of the world’s robots, by value, are concentrated in one industry: automotive.)If we think of robots not as sci-fi monsters but simply the physical interfaces of digital automation, we can understand why many experts expect automation to create a better future, not just for wealthy elites but for multitudes.Right now, we’re in a disruptive early stage that simply doesn’t feel good to a lot of people. But over time, I agree with a recent predictionby the Progressive Policy Institute that intelligent automation can create a job-rich, “dynamic new economy every  bit as revolutionary as the advent of electricity.”Digital automation is not solely about increased efficiency, which would indeed be a job-killer. It’s about augmenting human talent to create entirely new levels of flexibility, agility, and customization in imagining and delivering new products and services – the exact capabilities that lead to more rewarding jobs and an enhanced quality of life for larger numbers of people.This moment – the early years of the 4th Industrial Revolution – is like the early years of the Age of Electricity, when fears of the unknown gave way to the steady renovation of the world. Just as everything was electrified then, today we’re in the process of adding digital intelligence to everything in our world. As Kevin Kelly of Wired put it, “Everything we formerly electrified, we will now cognitize.”And like electricity, intelligent automation will evolve from ominous mystery to a humdrum everyday enabler as it transforms the global economy and our entire civilization.How many jobs will intelligent automation destroy or create? Expert opinion varies widely, to say the least. The most commonly cited negative numbers come from three places: a 2013 Oxford study that said 47 percent of US jobs will be automated in the next few decades; an OECD study suggesting that 9 percent of jobs in the organization’s 21 member countries are automatable; and a 2017 McKinsey report saying 400 million to 800 million jobs worldwide could be automated by 2030.On the positive side, some experts, such as London School of Economics Labor Professor Alan Manning, believe intelligent automation will have zero impact on employment. The research firm Forrester foresees the net creation of nearly 15 million new American jobs in the next 10 years. The Center for the Future of Work predicts intelligent automation will replace 19 million U.S. workers while creating 21 million new jobs.I incline to the optimistic. Among other benefits, digital automation has the potential to solve the productivity conundrum that’s been holding back wages and prosperity throughout the 21st century. Take the U.S. example: For the last 10 years, physical industrie that represent 75 percent of American private sector employment  – manufacturing, energy, transportation, infrastructure, utilities – have grown at the feeble annual rate of 0.7 percent. By contrast, intelligently automated digital industries, which employ 25 percent of U.S. private workers, grew at an average annual rate of 2.7 percent in that period.Now here’s the good news: intelligent digital automation is coming to physical industries. I see it every day at work. Transformative automation could well raise economy-wide productivity and growth to digital-industry levels over the next few years, in the same way computer network­ing accelerated industrial productivity, growth, and prosperity in the 1990s.Automation’s acceleration of the broader U.S. economy to digital’s 2.7 percent annual growth rate would add $8.6 trillion in worker pay and $3.9 trillion in government revenues over the next 15 years, according to the Progressive Policy Institute.That economic surge would benefit not just the familiar coastal locations but extend to places like Kentucky, where rising e-commerce employment (warehousing, storage, fulfillment) is already enhancing the state’s economy.And the nearly $4 trillion in extra government revenue could be used for effective retraining and supportive social programs not only for those displaced by automation, but also for workers who need immediate education, reskilling, and placement services to fill those six million jobs currently going unfilled because people lack the skills to do them, or the awareness that the job openings even exist.What’s required to benefit the most from the automated 4th Industrial Revolution is preparedness in education and social policy on a nation-by-nation basis. Ominously, as I travel the world I see a universal lack of policy readiness, even in countries eager to prepare for the future of work. Every country needs broader planning engagement among leaders in government, industry, and education.Education for the automated future must go beyond the 3Rs and STEM to include skills that allow people to surf future changes and remain employable using uniquely human skills robots can’t replace – seeing the patterns around them, figuring out solutions, working in fluid teams, and adapting as situations change. It will be a long time before machines replace “HUMINT” – human intelligence.In social policy, countries must guard against painful – and politically explosive – human disruption by considering everything from a guaranteed income to all-encompassing approaches such as Denmark’s “flexicurity,” which combines portable health insurance, income support, and lifelong learning to move workers flexibly from obsolete old jobs to more rewarding new ones. (This is not as Scandinavia-utopia as it sounds: majorities of Americans support similar programs, according to Pew.)Our humane impulse – fight progress to “save jobs” – may seem compassionate, but it’s the wrong thing to do. Right now, we need robots to do jobs people aren’t available to do. In the longer term, artificially hampering or postponing innovation won’t save jobs, it will just delay automation’s benefits, including the development of more rewarding, better-paying work that’s not dirty, dangerous, or demeaning. Automation will allow humans to stop the struggle of adapting to technology as technology increasingly adapts to them.The fundamental issue is not the work digital automation will take from humans, but the better work – the better jobs – it will do with humans. Automation’s elements are merely tools empowering us to build a smarter, more humane, cleaner, more empathetic world of widespread innovation and greater abundance by augmenting human talents.Our major challenge now, globally, is to develop & implement national policies ASAP, so every country is ready to harvest the riches of the 4th Industrial Revolution, robots included. Robocalypse? I think not. Follow the Puck Guido Jouret Tags:#4th Industrial Revolution#ABB#automation#future of work#robots Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

UST notches 2nd straight win, downs NU

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte For what it’s worth, Eya Laure delivered somewhat of a redemption game after she avenged her previous championship losses against NU in several finals in the high school level.Laure put up a game-high 20 points but it was role players Dimdim Pacres and Caitlyn Viray, who finished off the Lady Bulldogs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesPacres twisted her attack to evade NU’s block to put UST in match point, 24-15, and although the Lady Bulldogs were able to score two more, Viray had enough and converted on a crosscourt kill to end the affair.UST head coach Kung Fu Reyes said his team’s two straight wins were a big morale booster for them after they lost Season 80 Rookie of the Year Milena Alessandrini to injury four games into the season. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Thai playmaker Chanathip Songkrasin raises profile in Japan Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policycenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES UST Golden Tigresses. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas had its first taste of back-to-back victories after turning back National University in four sets, 26-24, 25-17, 23-25, 25-17, in the UAAP Sweason 81 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Golden Tigresses, who swept De La Salle in their previous game, 25-20, 25-22, 25-17, now tied the Lady Spikers for the No. 2 spot with identical 4-2 records.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end “This is huge for the players’ morale and it’s a good thing we’re now able to recover,” said Reyes in Filipino. “The back-to-back wins are big because we’re doing this for Milena.”Cherry Rondina supported Laure’s offensive exploits with 16 points while Pacres had 12.Princess Robles and Ivy Lacsina had 14 points for the Lady Bulldogs, who dropped their third straight game for a 1-5 record.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbedlast_img read more

Hockey player Surender Kumar gets promotion in FCI, cash award

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 6 (PTI) Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today felicitated Surender Kumar, who was part of the hockey team that won bronze at the 18th Asian Games, with a cash award of Rs 5 lakh and out-of-turn promotion as manager in state-run FCI.Kumar, who is at present working as an assistant grade-II level officer in the Food Corporation of India (FCI), has been promoted two levels up as manager. “We are also giving him a cash award of Rs 5 lakh. We have asked the FCI to identify and nurture such talented sports personalities,” Paswan told reporters after the felicitation.Retired Indian athlete Shiny Abraham and weightlifter Karnam Malleswari are among the sports persons who have worked with FCI.Currently, there are three more sports persons besides Kumar working with FCI. PTI LUX ABMlast_img read more

49ers Linebacker Aldon Smith Stabbed At House Party

A house party in San Jose turned chaotic over the weekend and San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was stabbed multiple times in the mayhem.His injuries are considered minor, according The Associated Press.“(We) are aware that Aldon Smith incurred minor injuries during an incident last night,” the 49ers said in a statement. “We are in contact with Aldon and thankful that his injuries were not more serious and that he is recovering comfortably. The 49ers are also in communication with local authorities as they gather information regarding the incident, and will reserve further comment at this time.”According to The Sacramento Bee, deputies from the Santa Clara County sheriff’s office were called to a house party at about 2 a.m. on Saturday after receiving reports of gunshots. When police arrived, they found two people shot and another stabbed.The Bee reported that all three were taken to the hospital with what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.A source told the Bee the stabbing victim was Smith. A spokesman for the Santa Clara County sheriff’s department, meanwhile, would not comment on the identity of the victims.The party was so large — more than 100 people were estimated to be there — that deputies called for backup from the San Jose police and the California Highway Patrol, Sgt. Jose Cardoza told the Bee.“It was a chaotic scene,” Cardoza said. “There was a lot of commotion, and no one knows where the gunshots came from.” read more

Patty Smith dreading holidays says Bah killers still out there

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 Dec 2015 – Day after day after day, Patty Smith takes to social media to make sure the heartbreak she feels over the tragic loss of her son does not go forgotten. Residents continue to offer the mother of 25 year old Kevino ‘Bah’ Smith words of advice, comfort and support as she not only claims she has to bear with the murder of her son, but the fact that his alleged killers are living so nearby in Grand Turk, preparing to celebrate the Christmas holidays. Smith was reported missing by family on March 4th… on April 16th after a second and more thorough search of Grand Turk, remains were found and two months later on June 23rd, those remains were confirmed as the young man by the Governor Peter Beckingham. On July 29rd Police gave another confirmation that the remains found in April were indeed Kevino Smith. Five months since then, and the family has seen no arrests says Patty Smith and has not received the body of their son for burial. Smith, on Facebook on Monday is again calling for the Governor, who heads national security, to do something. This plea comes as Police are confirmed as being deployed out of Grand Turk to assist with a crime spike in Provo. Related Items:kevino smith, patty smith Memories of two TCI men lost on March 4 Conrad Howell autopsy complete Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Patty Smith on Kevino Smith murder investigation Recommended for youlast_img read more