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(Video) Prime Minister Christie on TCI Sun TV news - Apr 18, 2014 - 10:38:11 AM

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TURKS & CAICOS - Watch a TCI Sun News report posted online on April 14th featuring the visit by Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Rt. Hon Perry G. Christie.

Prime Minister addresses Value Added Tax (VAT) and the relationship between the two countries, Bahamas and Turks and Caicos.

Along on the trip was Minister of State for Finance Michael Halkitis, and
Minister of Labour and National Insurance & the Public Service, Shane Gibson.
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United States Shares Forfeited Assets with the Turks and Caicos Islands Inbox x - Feb 18, 2014 - 5:22:08 PM

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In a ceremony today at the U.S. Consular Agency, John Dinkelman, Chargé d’Affaires, presented the Government of Turks and Caicos with a check for $ $279,620.32. This money is a percentage of net assets seized in a securities fraud case conducted by the New York Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States. The primary defendant, “Sammy” Galasso III, pled guilty in this case and was sentenced to a term of 30 months imprisonment.

Turks and Caicos Island authorities provided valuable law enforcement assistance leading to the successful forfeiture of these monies and collaborated with the U.S. Government to seize these funds.

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Fashion modeling: There's more to it than catwalks and photoshoots - Feb 11, 2014 - 1:15:13 PM

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PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands; Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 – Besides having the right physical attributes, possessing the right attitude, personality and drive is vital for anyone hoping to become a fashion model. The world of professional modeling is a highly demanding business and it takes a certain type of thick-skinned person to stand up to the intense schedule, stress and criticism that it demands.

With this as the background, participants of the 2014 TCI Top Model Contest & Fashion Extravaganza took part in a two-part workshop over the weekend entitled: “Your Personality: how to showcase your best asset, yourself.”
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TCI Prison Service Extends Rehabilitation Initiatives with New Course - Feb 10, 2014 - 1:58:07 PM

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TURKS & CAICOS - The Ministry of Environment and Home Affairs and Her Majesty’s Prison on Friday 7th February 2014 announced the completion of yet another phase of the Prison Rehabilitation Strategy when members of the staff completed victim empathy training.

Officers of Her Majesty’s Prison along with the Gender Affairs coordinator completed an eight day training course to qualify officers to deliver VEP ‘Victim Empathy Program’ Training to offenders.  The course was delivered by UKHMPS Offending Behaviour Delivery Manager, Mr. Simon Drysdale and ran from 29th January 2014 to the 7th February 2014.


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2014 TCI Top Model Contest & Fashion Extravaganza Announced - Jan 24, 2014 - 4:59:41 PM

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PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands; Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 – A career as an international model awaits those that sign up for the upcoming 2014 TCI Top Model Contest & Fashion Extravaganza!

This coming Saturday, January 25th, Organizers of the Turks & Caicos Islands preeminent event for Fashion, Beauty, Arts and Entertainment will be holding a Contestants and Fashion Models Search for this year’s themed event: The Dollhouse!...
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Bahamas PM attends Graham Thompson TCI opening - Apr 11, 2014 - 2:01:26 PM

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Remarks by the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, M.P., Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas at the official opening of Graham Thompson's Chambers in Providenciales,Turks & Caicos Islands on April 9th, 2014:


I'm delighted to be here once again in the Turks & Caicos Islands and, in particular, this beautiful island of Providenciales. More than just neighbours, we are family. And whenever families are brought together like this, it's an occasion for celebration. It's no different this evening. Thank you for receiving my colleagues and I, with the warmth and hospitality reserved for family.

I'm especially delighted to be here to bring brief remarks on the occasion of the ceremonial opening of Graham Thompson's first office outside The Bahamas.

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TCI releases 2013 External Merchandise Trade Figures - Apr 9, 2014 - 3:15:09 PM

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TURKS & CAICOS - The Department of Economic Planning & Statistics, Ministry of Finance, Trade and Industry has published the 2013 External Merchandise Trade Figures. A copy is attached for your convenience.  

The figures indicate that despite the rather sluggish growth in 2012/13,  revenue from customs duties still accounted for more than a quarter of public sector recurrent revenue and continues to be the major recurrent revenue earner for the Turks and Caicos Islands. However, revenue from merchandise exports was $4,675 in 2012/13, when compared to $45,795 in 2011/12; which shows a decline of 97.6% in the revenue generated from exports.

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Illegal Haitian sloop intercepted in Providenciales - Apr 7, 2014 - 3:01:36 PM

TURKS & CAICOS - The Minister of Border Control and Labour Hon. Ricardo Don Hue Gardner would like to advise that at approximately 11:53pm on Sunday night and landed at South Dock at 2:00am today Monday April 7, 2014, an illegal Haitian sloop was intercepted by the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force Marine Branch and towed into South Dock, Providenciales.

The 15 females and 69 males on board have already been taken to the detention facility where they will be processed prior to being repatriated.
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Miss Universe Turks and Caicos Beauties Explores North and Middle Caicos‏ - Apr 2, 2014 - 3:45:19 PM

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Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands; Monday, March 31st 2014 – The beauties of the 2014 Miss Universe Turks and Caicos Pageant vying for the country’s coveted and most esteemed title put their high-heels aside, slipped on their sandals and toured the islands of North Caicos and Middle Caicos on Saturday, March 29th courtesy of B&B Service Station and the Festerama Committee.

Onboard a ferry from Providenciales to North Caicos, the excitement begun as the contestants anticipated their second off island trip during sixteen weeks of appearances, coaching sessions, rehearsals and other activities in preparation for the big competition nights. The week before the North Caicos and Middle Caicos adventure, the contestants visited Grand Turk and took part in a grand motorcade and enjoyed themselves at a beach party at Governor’s Beach...
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Tsunami evacuation signs produced in TCI - Apr 1, 2014 - 4:12:05 PM

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The Department of Disaster Management & Emergencies partnered with the Turks and Caicos Islands Red Cross Branch to produce temporary Tsunami Evacuation Signs for the regional exercise on Grand Turk last Wednesday March 26, 2014.  The signs which were produced as part of the Red Cross’ Disaster Risk Reduction Programme were placed along the route to the highest points in Grand Turk, Nookie Hill and the Green Door.

“The Turks & Caicos Islands Red Cross is delighted to assist the DDME in the production of these signs. We are an organization focused on increasing the resilience of our communities which is our main goal” stated Mrs. Lormeka Williams, Director...
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TCIFA to host CONCACAF grassroots football workshop - Mar 31, 2014 - 7:07:18 PM

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PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands - The Turks & Caicos Islands Football Association (TCIFA) will be hosting a CONCACAF Grassroots workshop in early April 2014. The TCIFA, through CONCACAF, is putting on this initiative in the Turks & Caicos Islands to further strengthen the TCIFA’s youth development programmes, whilst educating its stakeholders.
The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, commonly known as CONCACAF, is the continental governing body for association football in North America, Central America and the Caribbean, to which the TCIFA is a member.
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TCI Tsunami Drill update issued by DDME - Mar 26, 2014 - 6:45:33 PM

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TURKS & CAICOS - The Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies (DDME) has reported on the progress of the earthquake and tsunami drill that took place on Grand Turk today, March 26, 2014.

At 6:17 am today March 26, 2014, the DDME issued a message to begin the Exercise based on a scenario that an earthquake in the AZORES-CAPE ST. VINCENT RIDGE had triggered a tsunami that would impact the TCI within a few hours.

Evacuation orders were issued at 10:00am and the alarms sounded. The DDME reported the use of several alerting methods. These included, the bells at the St Mary’s Pro Cathedral Anglican Cathedral and St Thomas Anglican Church and the Police Sirens as well as emails.


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Contestants announced for TCI Top Model 2014 - Mar 25, 2014 - 2:09:11 PM

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PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands  – Its was ‘A Day where Beauty was Personified’ at the reflecting pool on the grounds of the glamorous and ultra-exclusive Regent Palms Resort on Providenciales over the weekend. Saturday, March 22nd featured the ‘Digital Dolls’, the nine contestants vying to become the Face of the Turks & Caicos, TCI Top Model 2014!

The event, themed ‘A Dolls World @ The Regent Palms Resort Spa - saw appearances by Samentha Etienne, TCI Top Model 2013; a parade of fashions offered at the Regent Palms Resort worn by Turks & Caicos models that have rocked the catwalks in Los Angeles, New York and London; and Junior Models donned in pristine white, strutting their stuff!...
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DEMA Warns of Thimble Jellyfish Outbreak - Mar 19, 2014 - 4:27:58 PM

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TURKS & CAICOS - The Department of Environment and Maritime Affairs (DEMA) would like to caution swimmers, snorkelers and divers to the possible presence of thimble jellyfish also known as sea lice, in the Grace Bay and Northwest Point areas of Providenciales. 


Thimble jellyfish (Linuche spp.) vary in size from approximately 0.5 inch, up to approximately 1.5 inches in diameter. The stings do not usually cause immediate pain. Contact with the jellyfish can cause a reaction known as “sea bather’s eruption,” which can result in painful itchy welts, usually at waistbands and bikini lines where the clothing comes into close contact with skin. The jellyfish swim in swarms that are identified by brownish clouds of small thimble-like organisms. Swimmers are therefore advised...
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TCI’s Integrity Commission to Share Unique Experience at Anti-Corruption Conference - Mar 14, 2014 - 12:15:15 AM

TURKS & CAICOS - The Director of the TCI’s Integrity Commission Mr. Eugene Otuonye Q.C. will be among several leading figures from the Caribbean and the rest of the world discussing the path “Towards a Corruption-Free Caribbean” in the Cayman Islands between March 17 and 21, 2014.

Mr. Otuonye will join the likes of Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. The Hon. Ralph Gonsalves; the Hon. Perry Christie, Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Dr. the Hon. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerian Minister of Finance and a host of other regional Ministers of government, theologians, academics and subject area experts at a series of meetings and the 2014 conference on corruption organised by the University College...
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TCI Finance Ministry Restructures Business Licensing Regime - Mar 13, 2014 - 1:23:34 PM

TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS - The Ministry of Finance, Trade and Investment has announced an extension of all current business licences to June 30, 2014 to facilitate the review of the government’s Business Licensing Administration.

As part of its Revenue Rationalisation Strategy, the Turks and Caicos Government is reviewing the Business Licensing Administration with a view to expanding the number of categories to ensure that businesses are registered in the appropriate categories and paying the fees applicable to the category in which they are operating. Currently almost 40 percent of businesses are licensed under the miscellaneous category.
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Grand Events for Grand Turk with 2014 Miss Universe Turks and Caicos Contestants - Mar 13, 2014 - 1:00:41 PM

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Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – Residents and visitors of the Nation’s Capital, Grand Turk will be treated to grand activities that will showcase the 2014 Miss Universe Turks and Caicos Pageant Contestants and reigning Queen Snwazna Adams on Saturday March 22nd 2014.

The beauties; Gabreann Capron, Codee Coalbrooke, Todeline Defralien, Tashy Forbes, Shanice Williams and Shante Williams and reigning Queen Snwazna Adams will travel to the Nation’s Capital and be featured in a grand motorcade starting at 3:00pm from Wally’s Restaurant to Governor’s Beach for a beach party with live music, games and food and drinks for sale.

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TCIG Preparing for Large Scale Test of Disaster Response Systems - Mar 12, 2014 - 10:26:32 AM

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Turks and Caicos Islands - DDME and its regional partners will be running simulation exercises and Public Awareness activities for Tsunamis and other fast-onset disasters during the month of March.

As part of our responsibility for the dissemination of such information, the Press Office is seeking your help to educate the public about the various hazards and how to respond ahead of a Major Regional Drill scheduled for later in the month...
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TCI: Code of Conduct on conflict of interest as applicable to Hon. Members of the House of Assembly - Mar 5, 2014 - 12:22:30 PM

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TURKS & CAICOS - Recent press reports which have come to the attention of the Integrity Commission suggest that there may be some confusion concerning some provisions of the Code of Conduct for Persons in Public Life (the Code) and in particular how its provisions on conflict of interests apply to Hon. Members of the House of Assembly.  The Commission has been in correspondence with the Deputy Speaker concerning the specific concerns she raised as to her own position. Given that these concerns have become a matter of public debate, the Commission feels it would be useful to clarify matters for the benefit of the public.
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Chicken Pox cases in Grand Turk Primary School - Mar 4, 2014 - 7:13:01 PM

TURKS & CAICOS - Four children from Ona Glinton Primary School in Grand Turk were seen with Chicken Pox by the Ministry of Health Primary Health Care Department on 3rd  March 2014.
Chickenpox is a very contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). It causes a blister-like rash, itching, tiredness, and fever.

Chickenpox can be serious, especially in babies, adults, and people with weakened immune systems. It spreads easily from infected people to others who have never had chickenpox or received the chickenpox vaccine. Chickenpox spreads in the air through coughing or sneezing.
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