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Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross to Speak at Shore Club Ground-breaking Event in Turks and Caicos

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross will visit the Turks and Caicos Islands on January 17.

The Jamaican born Olympic track and field world champion will visit the exclusive Caribbean destination to speak at a ground-breaking celebration and career fair for the $100 million Shore Club.

Richards-Ross' travel agenda includes joining Premiere Dr. Rufus Ewing, Governor Sir Peter Beckingham, and Hartling Group CEO Stan Hartling for a ground-breaking ceremony at Long Bay Beach, the location of the Shore Club on Providenciales.  Richards-Ross will then deliver a keynote address to the Turks and Caicos graduating class of 2014 at a career fair being held at the Regent Palms Resort.

"Ms. Richards-Ross is an inspiring individual in so many ways," says Hartling Group CEO and Shore Club developer Stan Hartling. "Ms. Richards-Ross' incredible achievements in sport and academics, combined with her commitment to promote literacy and numeracy through her Fast Track Program in Jamaica, provides a perfect example of how hard work and a passion to achieve a specific life goal can be accomplished.  We are delighted Ms. Richard-Ross will be joining our event and we look forward to introducing her to the 300+ students who are members of the class of 2014 in Turks and Caicos Islands."

The Hartling Group is one of the largest employers in the Turks and Caicos Islands, employing approximately 400 people at its resorts The Sands on Grace Bay and the Regent Palms Resort.

The 114-suite Sands Resort celebrated its 15th birthday this year.  The resort has earned numerous awards including the 2013 Conde Nast Traveler, Reader's Choice Award for Top 15 Resorts in the Atlantic and Caribbean, and the 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence .

The luxurious 72-suite Regent Palms Turks & Caicos is a multi award winning property that has earned numerous awards since it opened in 2005, and most recently a spot on the Conde Nast Traveler 2014 Gold List, and the Conde Nast Traveler 2013 Readers' Poll Awards #1 Top Resort Spa: The Caribbean.

The Shore Club is the third resort to be developed by the award winning Hartling Group. DECCO, a Dart Enterprises company based in Cayman Islands, will provide construction management and financing services for the project. Upon completion, the Shore Club will feature 38 condos and six luxury villas on a nine-acre property spanning over 800 feet of beachfront on Long Bay. Project construction starts in January. For more information visit

SOURCE Regent Palms Turks & Caicos

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