A message from Turks & Caicos Minister of Tourism, Ralph L. Higgs
- Sep 27, 2017 - 10:14:19 AM
Come back to Turks & Caicos; come enjoy our lifestyle, our people,
and our hospitality, which the world has grown to love. We are open to
serve you. The Turks & Caicos Islands that the world has grown to
love is still here for you to come and enjoy--our casual luxe lifestyle,
our friendly people, and our warm hospitality are all waiting for you!
Irma and Maria did not break us, they did not steal our ability to love
and serve. These storms only exposed some of our vulnerabilities which
we must strengthen. While the vast majority of our tourism
infrastructure sustained minimal damages, several of our communities
received direct hits from Irma
Ministry of Education: Death of Two Students
- Sep 26, 2017 - 4:50:21 PM
It is with profound sadness that we write to inform the public that one
of our students, Eugene Woodside of Albury Sayle Primary School, was the
unfortunate victim of a stray bullet from a shooting that occurred on
Monday, September 25th.
We also regret to inform the public of the
untimely passing of 16 year old Aaliyah Mackey of Stapledon School, who
passed away in hospital earlier this morning...
All Clear given for the Turks and Caicos Islands
- Sep 8, 2017 - 7:24:00 PM
The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued an “ALL Clear” for the
Turks and Caicos Islands, which was pummeled by the Category 5 Hurricane
Irma in a trail of destruction and killing at least 14 people.
Irma has pummelled the Turks and Caicos Islands after leaving a trail
of destruction across the Caribbean, killing at least 14 people,
according to the BBC news on Friday, September 8, 2017...
Saint Lucia congratulates new Bermuda Premier & Government
- Jul 20, 2017 - 8:26:17 AM
The Government of Saint Lucia extends congratulations to the new
Premier of Bermuda, Honourable David Burt, who was officially sworn in
yesterday, July 19th 2017.
At 38 years old, Mr. Burt is Bermuda’s
youngest Premier, and took the Progressive Labour Party (PLP) to victory
in Tuesday’s poll with a win of 24 seats in the 36-seat parliament,
securing a majority.
“On behalf of the Prime Minister and the
Government and People of Saint Lucia, we wish to send our best wishes to
the new Bermuda Government and look...
World Travel Awards coming to Turks and Caicos
- Mar 10, 2017 - 11:17:08 AM
World Travel Awards has revealed that Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort
Villages & Spa will host the Caribbean & North America Gala
Situated on 12 miles of crystal white sand on
Grace Bay, Beaches Turks & Caicos will welcome leaders from across
the region on Saturday 16th September as they gather to see who among
them has been voted the pinnacle of the travel industry.
will be the fifth time World Travel Awards has visited Turks &
Caicos, following glittering ceremonies at Beaches Turks & Caicos
Resort Villages & Spa back in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2012...
"Caribbean Must Think Beyond Status Quo At Turks & Caicos Conference"
- Sep 7, 2016 - 10:27:04 AM
CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY - Caribbean leaders need to throw out the old play book, and think big - beyond the status quo.
the word from Felicia J. Persaud, CEO and founder of Invest Caribbean
Now (ICN), to delegates at the just concluded Invest Turks & Caicos
'Enhancing National Competitiveness Conference.'
keynote remarks at the TCI event on the topic 'Dimensions of
Competitiveness in the 21st Century: A Global Perspective,' Persaud said
the Caribbean region is being left behind...
Ralph Higgs Resigns as Turks And Caicos’ Director of Tourism
- Aug 3, 2016 - 5:36:54 PM
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands – The Turks and Caicos Tourist
Board today announced that after 20 years of employment, Ralph Higgs
has tenured his resignation as Director of Tourism, effective September
Under Higgs’ directorship, the Turks and Caicos Islands
received numerous accolades from the likes of TripAdvisor, CNN, Condé
Nast, Forbes, and the World Travel Awards. The destination also
experienced a steady increase in tourist arrivals annually. In 2014,
Higgs became the first winner of the Caribbean Travel Award’s Tourism
Director of the Year for taking the Turks and Caicos Tourism brand to
new heights, helping to lead the destination to the best year-over-year
improvement in tourist arrivals of any destination in the Caribbean...
Mary Lightbourne appointed as Turks and Caicos’ Deputy Director of Tourism
- Apr 24, 2016 - 4:48:23 PM
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – The Turks and Caicos Tourist
Board is pleased to congratulate Mary Lightbourne on her successful
appointment as the new Deputy Director of Tourism.
Lightbourne is no stranger to the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board
as she brings with her 23 years of a diverse track record of work
experience, of which 15 were spent at the Tourist Board taking on
progressively responsible roles. She was previously employed as the
Registrar of the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College and most
recently employed with the Turks and Caicos Islands Government in a
senior-level position as the Head of Secretariat to the Minister of
Turks and Caicos mourns the loss of music legend Prince
- Apr 22, 2016 - 3:18:46 PM
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands (April 22, 2016) –
The Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Dr. the Honorable Rufus
Ewing and the Minister of Tourism, the Honourable Porsha Stubbs-Smith,
on behalf of the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands expresses
heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and fans of the
Prince was a homeowner and frequent visitor
of the beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands. He was often seen enjoying
the sites of the islands and mingling with locals and visitors alike. On
his many visits he also worked with local artists helping them to
improve their craft...
Michael Misick's attorney responds to Sandals statement
- Jan 30, 2016 - 5:12:20 PM
represent former Premier of Turks and Caicos Islands, Mr Michael Misick
in association with Mr Adrian Kayne at Mr Misick's trial in Turks &
Caicos on various corruption offences.
attention has been drawn to a
that has been issued on
behalf of "Sandals-related companies" and carried in various media.
I feel constrained to issue this response on behalf of my client.
is my view that the statement has been a consequence of the practice of
the prosecution of issuing daily releases of its unproved opening...
Sandals statement on payments made to Michael Misick
- Jan 29, 2016 - 6:25:22 PM
TURKS & CAICOS -- On Tuesday, January 26, 2016,
Andrew Mitchell Q.C. in continuing his opening statement in the criminal trial
of former Premier of the Turks & Caicos, Michael Misick and others, stated
that payments were made to Michael Misick by one or more Sandals-related
companies. It is a fact that those
payments were made.
The matter first came to light in
the course of investigation by the US Department of Justice. This triggered a series of internal
investigations by Sandals to determine the source of the payment and the
responsible parties., Tom Scott, a retired Federal judge and partner in the
Florida law firm, Cole, Scott & Kissane, was retained by Sandals to assist
with the investigation and a highly reputable forensic accounting firm in
Michael Misick and defendants on the Privy Council Appeal dismissal
- May 14, 2015 - 11:56:40 AM
and Caicos Islands -
We note that the British
Privy Council has dismissed our appeal which was brought to
ensure that there is judicial independence in the Turks and
Caicos Islands as there is in mainland Britain. They have also
dismissed our appeal to ensure that we are able to have a fair
trial as is the case in Britain; that is, a jury trial.
What these two decisions revealed is that the British judicial
system is rigged against us from top down. The same system that is
responsible for the appointment of judges in Turks and Caicos
Islands is also responsible for the appointment of judges at
the Privy Council.
Clearly, today ranks were closed to protect the establishment...
National Tree Restoration Strategy for TCI Government Launched
- Apr 7, 2016 - 1:11:47 PM
Caicos Pine Recovery Project partners will officially hand over the
National Tree Restoration Strategy to Turks & Caicos Islands
Government on Wednesday, 6 April 2016.
Part of a long-term partnership between the Department of Environment
& Coastal Resources and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the
expert-written strategy will be presented formally to the Ministry of
Tourism, Environment & Culture, and launched into practice.
The Strategy documents the best practices for the conservation of the
National Tree after two years of intense research on the unique
PDM deeply saddened by tragic fire at Helena J. Robinson High School
- Jan 29, 2016 - 5:59:07 PM
Today, January 28, 2016, we have been shocked and saddened by
the news of a fire at HJ Robinson, the only high school in
the nations capital. While we wish to express our deep
sadness of this unfortunate and tragic development, we wish to
comfort the many students and families who have been also
deeply impacted by this act of apparent arson. Our hearts,
prayers and thoughts are with you as you strive to educate
and equip yourself and face the challenges of coping with
this new reality. The many photographs circulating this
morning on social media paint a vivid picture of the
difficulties you face in the coming years.
of the Opposition has been briefed by party officials
including Hon. Edwin Astwood and Hon. Derek Taylor who are
both on the ground and at the scene and is today, through
PDM opens candidate selection process
- Jan 25, 2016 - 1:37:52 AM
The Peoples Democratic Movement in preparation for the upcoming General Election is hereby notifying the voting public that it is opening its
process for candidate selection.
The Party’s Constitution makes
provision for the selection of candidates and qualifications for elected
office in section 24 but namely:
a. Be members of the Party in good standing, b. Be registered voters and c. Satisfy the qualifications for membership of the Legislature as laid
down by the Constitution of the Turks and Caicos Islands...
TCI Appoints New Director of Agriculture
- Dec 3, 2015 - 11:30:25 AM
Ms. Wilhelmina Kissoonsingh has been recently appointed as the Director for the Department of Agriculture.
Ms. Kissoonsingh has a very diverse background and started her career
in Agriculture as a Field Extension Officer advising farmers on ways to
improve their production. Later on she worked in the Private Sector as
an agronomist, developing and researching
techniques to improve Agriculture and later moved up the ranks to
planning and implementing agricultural programs for the entire country
New manufacturing opportunities coming to Grand Turk
- Nov 20, 2015 - 8:48:42 AM
Grand Turk, TCI, BWI – Paul Day of Grand Turk Development Enterprise
(GTDE) announced today that he has signed a Memorandum of Understanding
(MoU) with Howard D. Nash of Creative Investment Holdings Ltd. to assist
him in completing a Technology Transfer of a number of propriety
Canadian Manufacturing Technologies to Grand Turk. While many
opportunities are being discussed for TCI two of the most prominent are:
A new manufacturing facility to produce stay-in-place concrete wall
forming systems that promote easy construction in all types of climates.
The factory on Grand Turk will produce and manufacture from raw
materials, a complete range of Extruded Polymer Forms to enable the
construction of a full range of structures...
TCI Conch Festival set for November 28th
- Nov 12, 2015 - 8:12:16 PM
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands – Plans for the 12th Annual
Turks & Caicos Conch Festival, are well underway with a weekend-full
of activities on the tropical getaway Providenciales, the world’s #1
island and best beach. The popular beachside event attracts tourists and
locals alike to celebrate the country’s most famous delicacy,
historical icon, and number one export…CONCH. The main event will take
place on Saturday (November 28) in the charming Blue Hills area of
Providenciales, outside of Three Queen’s Bar & Restaurant...
Caribbean Kitchen Returns to ANUGA 2015
- Sep 18, 2015 - 10:13:53 AM
Bridgetown, BARBADOS - Once again a selection of Caribbean Speciality
Food and Beverage companies will be gaining growth from the
international markets when they showcase their products at the ANUGA
2015 trade fair, under the umbrella platform Caribbean Kitchen. ANUGA
is the world’s leading food fair for retail trade, food service, and the
catering market with around 6,800 exhibitors from 100 countries
expected to display their goods to 155,000 visitors. Spanning the
entire 284,000 m² fair grounds in Cologne, Germany, ANUGA takes place
from 10 to 14 October 2015...