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...
$224M Ritz Carlton Turks & Caicos Deal Signed
- Apr 2, 2015 - 1:41:46 AM
and Caicos Islands (TCI) Government has signed a Development Agreement
with the Desarrollos Hotel Group to build a $224 million dollar Ritz
Carlton hotel, resort, casino & spa in the Grace Bay area of
Providenciales, April 2, 2015.
The proposed development will consist of 124 luxury hotel guest rooms,
penthouses, resort residences and associated facilities. The new resort
will be managed by the Ritz Carlton Hotels Company L.L.C., an
international luxury hotel brand operating 84 hotels and resorts in 26
TCI Minister rejects tax haven accusation
- Jun 25, 2015 - 2:15:18 PM
The Turks and Caicos Islands is compliant with the Global Forum’s
standards on exchange of tax information said its Minister of Finance
today, Thursday, 25 June 2015.
The Honourable Washington Misick
was responding to a European Commission (EC) document that appeared to
list 30 territories across the world that it considers tax havens.
“The Turks and Caicos was commended by the Global Forum for the
tremendous progress that we have made in improving international tax
transparency,” said Misick. “The Global Forum considers...
TCI People’s Democratic Movement emerges stronger from its 40th Convention
- Jun 18, 2015 - 12:58:47 AM
The People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) emerged stronger after its annual
convention held on Grand Turk, the nation’s capital. Three days of
events saw the party electing its officers, working in the community,
speaking to the future and honoring the service of those who served the
party during its existence.
Party Leader, Hon. Sharlene
Cartwright-Robinson, solidified her position as leader when delegates
overwhelmingly elected to keep her and Deputy Leader Hon. Sean Astwood
to communicate a message of confidence and stability. The PDM elects its
officers every year at the business session of its annual convention...
interCaribbean Airways launches Cacique Rewards
- Dec 23, 2014 - 1:58:33 PM
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands -
Airways is pleased to announce our new rewards program called "Cacique
Rewards". A rewards program for our customers across the islands of the
The name of Cacique Rewards was chosen to represent and honor the
Cacique People of the Caribbean islands. Across the Caribbean Islands
the Cacique were the leaders of their communities, passing the tile from
father to son, to eldest daughter when the chain was broken. Over
history great men and women have claimed the title of Cacique...
TCI Appoints New Police Commissioner
- Dec 12, 2014 - 11:31:18 AM
A new Commissioner has
been appointed to the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force
(RTCIPF), it was announced by the Governor, HE Peter Beckingham, today
Wednesday 10 December.
James Smith will take up the position in
charge of the 280 officers and staff of the RTCIPF in February 2015,
following the conclusion of the contract of his predecessor, Canadian
"I am delighted that we have secured the agreement of Jim Smith to take over as the next Police Commissioner this February..."
TCI Deputy Governor Spotlight Recognises Civil Service Degree Success
- Dec 12, 2014 - 11:28:21 AM
Twenty six Turks and
Caicos public servants who recently received degrees demonstrating their
commitment to personal and professional improvement are recognised by
the Deputy Governor’s monthly spotlight initiative, it was announced
today, Thursday, 11 December 2014.
group consisted of 19 TCIG civil servants, and seven staff from
statutory bodies, who graduated with bachelors and associate degrees in
Education, Primary Education and Business Studies awarded by the TCI
CAIPA and Caribbean Export focus on implementing a Regional Investment Promotion Strategy
- Nov 28, 2014 - 1:33:12 PM
Bridgetown, Barbados - The second
edition of the Regional Investor of the Year Award was held at the
Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic
on 17 November 2014 before a host of invited guests, including
representatives from the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion
Agencies (CAIPA). The event, part of the 5th Annual General Assembly of
CAIPA, was held in recognition of the contribution of foreign and local
investors to the Caribbean. This year, the Awards sought to bring into
focus investments made in the green economy regionally with a Special
Award to women investors. The initiative was a collaborative effort
between CAIPA and Caribbean Export Development Agency and was sponsored
by the European Union under the 10th European Development Fund, Regional
Private Sector Development Programme...
Turks and Caicos Islands Government on Passing of Dr. Myles Munroe
- Nov 10, 2014 - 4:02:18 PM
and Caicos Islands Government extends heartfelt condolences to the
family, friends, members of the Bahamas Faith Ministries International
and the entire Commonwealth of the Bahamas on the tragic death of Dr.
Myles Monroe, his wife and the other passengers and crew, who fell
victim to a plane crash over Grand Bahama yesterday evening.
people of the Turks and Caicos Islands joins the world on this sad
occasion in remembering the life of a spiritual leader, motivator and
counselor, who positively influenced the lives of many nations and who
through his ministry won many souls for Christ...
Stray, Juvenile Manatee in Grand Turk
- Nov 10, 2014 - 1:25:03 PM
TURKS & CAICOS - On Wednesday, 5 November, the Department of Environment and Maritime
Affairs (DEMA) received a call from a concerned resident to say that
there was a manatee seen swimming around the Ports Authority Dock in
Grand Turk. Although it was not seen on Thursday, on Friday the Cruise
Centre reported to DEMA’s Environmental Officer, Katharine Hart, that
the manatee was seen near the cruise ships.
Manatees are not
common in our waters and it is likely that the recent stormy weather in
the region resulted in the juvenile straying from familiar waters and
finding itself at Grand Turk. Manatees require fresh water, which
unfortunately the TCI has very little of. This juvenile manatee was
found to be severely dehydrated and emaciated, already consuming 30
gallons of fresh water...
11th Annual TCI Conch Festival set for November 29th
- Oct 30, 2014 - 1:52:42 PM
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands
–October 30, 2014 –Plans for the 11th Annual Turks & Caicos Conch
Festival, are well underway with a weekend-full of activities on the
tropical getaway of Providenciales, home to the World’s Best Beach. The
popular beachside event attracts tourists and locals alike to celebrate
the islands’ most famous delicacy, historical icon, and number one
export…CONCH. The main event will take place on Saturday afternoon
(November 29) in the charming Blue Hills area of Providenciales, outside
of Three Queen’s Bar & Restaurant...
Youth Ambassador remarks on Turks and Caicos Islands’ 1st National Heritage Day 2014
- Oct 15, 2014 - 9:03:46 PM
To all Turks and Caicos Islanders, residents and visitors, today we
celebrate our 1st National Heritage Day. Today is the day in which we celebrate
all that was inherited from past generations, maintained in the present, and
bestowed to future generations. We thank God that on this special day in
history that we can look back at our achievements as a people and be proud of
where we have come and be even more driven to where we should go.
Being the National Youth Ambassador, I am proud to be someone who can
inform our youths about our historical achievements laid down by distinguished
persons such as our only National Hero and first Chief Minister, Hon. J.A.G.S.
McCartney. This is a day we embrace national equality, and togetherness. We must be proud of our language, food,
Miss Universe TCI: Culture is the Soul of a Nation
- Oct 8, 2014 - 8:01:56 PM
TURKS & CAICOS
ISLANDS - An Address to the Nation on National Heritage Day - from
Shanice Williams, Miss Universe Turks and Caicos 2014:
Culture is the soul of a
nation; the finest expression of humanity and a record of a people’s evolution
and advancement. From Salt Ponds, to the Conch Farm; from “going-in-the-field”
to billion dollars luxury resorts; from the peaceful donkeys in Grand Turk to
the Private Jets in Providenciales; from potato bread to Lobster in reduction
sauce; Pepper Joy to Bambara Rum, as a people our cultural story demonstrates a
culture in evolution and advancement and that my fellow countrymen is our
This is what has and will
distinguish us from every other nation in the world. It is our unique marker,
our signature across history and it is what follows us into the world even as
it brings the world to us. And so, I call on you, as your Queen, with pride and
affection for all that we are throughout...
TCI Appoints Human Rights Commission Chairman and Board
- Sep 25, 2014 - 7:04:31 PM
TURKS & CAICOS - A new Chairman and five board members have been appointed to TCI’s
Human Rights Commission, Governor Peter Beckingham has announced.
Representing communities across the islands, the Chairman and Members
will work together with the Director of the Human Rights Commission,
Mrs. M. Doreen Quelch Missick, to:
- promote the observance of human rights in the Turks and Caicos Islands;
- receive and investigate complaints of breaches or infringements
of rights or freedoms of the individual as set out in the Constitution
or in international
TCI's First Female Chief Justice Sworn In
- Sep 22, 2014 - 2:40:56 PM
Excellency the Governor, Peter Beckingham, swore in Ms Margaret
Ramsay-Hale as the Turks and Caicos Islands first female Chief Justice
today, September 22.
The Chief Justice is the highest judicial
officer in the country, and acts as a chief administrative officer for
the courts. The principal responsibilities of the position include
presiding over b
oth civil and criminal
trials in Grand Turk and Providenciales, as well as dealing with
sufficiency, plea and direction hearings.
“I warmly welcome the
appointment of the first female Chief Justice in the Turks and Caicos,”
commented the Governor speaking at the ceremony...
Amanyara Funded Learning Centre Unveiled At Oseta Jolly Primary
- Sep 18, 2014 - 2:12:43 PM
TURKS & CAICOS -
Oseta Jolly Primary School (OJPS) officially opened the doors to its
state of the art learning centre on Tuesday, 16 September 2014.
inauguration of the OJPS ‘Peaceful Place’ learning centre is the result
of a joint venture by the school and the staff of the Amanyara Resort
on Providenciales to provide
the 530 students ranging from ages
4 to 13 years, material that will improve study skills, knowledge, and understanding of the world at large;
an opportunity for
teachers to explore a wealth of information for projects and assignments
an independent approach to learning, helping
learners to succeed in
a knowledge and information based society...
Turks & Caicos government announces senior appointments
- Sep 9, 2014 - 4:23:22 PM
The Deputy Governor’s Office announces the appointment of six new senior
managers within the Turks and Caicos Islands Government (TCIG).
Deputy Governor, Hon. Anya Williams said: “During the last year we have
worked to fill several key vacancies across government and have already
begun to reap rewards from these appointments.”
“Several of the
new senior appointments have come from within the civil service, while
others are returning former civil servants and also some new
InterCaribbean Airways Increases Caribbean Connections
- Sep 4, 2014 - 2:03:16 PM
Turks & Caicos Islands - interCaribbean Airways extends their
partnerships with the travel agent community and is hosting an event to
meet The Bahamas Travel Agents and Travel Press.
Airways has been expanding their schedule, created well timed
connections from cities for easy connection across the Western
Caribbean. For the non USA visa holder, now is easier than ever to
travel without flying into the USA to cross the Caribbean. From Nassau
(NAS), interCaribbean Airways offers your clients non-stop flights to
Providenciales (PLS) in the Turks & Caicos Islands.
TCI Government Convenes National Disaster Committee Meeting
- Sep 2, 2014 - 7:52:05 PM
TURKS & CAICOS
- The Acting Governor and the Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands
(TCI) convened a national disaster committee meeting about the country’s
ongoing recovery works from the floods caused by Tropical Storm
Cristobal today, Tuesday, 2 September 2014.
Following the 14
inches of rain that deluged the islands of North Caicos, Middle Caicos
and Providenciales over the weekend of 22-23 August 2014, there was
significant flooding on each of these islands. The meeting also
discussed the country’s readiness for the remainder of this year’s
hurricane season which ends on 30 November.
Turks and Caicos Authorities Intercept Illegal Haitian Immigration Attempt
- Sep 1, 2014 - 3:13:45 PM
TURKS & CAICOS - A
sloop carrying 82 would be illegal immigrants was intercepted by the
Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) and brought safely
to port at South Dock, Providenciales at 10.00am today, Monday, 1
The vessel was captured following a report passed to the police by immigration staff at the government’s coastal radar station.
60 males and 22 females were handed over to immigration officials at
the detention centre. After processing they will be repatriated to