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
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...
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...
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...
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...
$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
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