(Video) Prime Minister Christie on TCI Sun TV news
- Apr 18, 2014 - 10:38:11 AM
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.
TCIG Adopts New “No Purchase Order, No Payment” Policy
- Mar 3, 2014 - 12:00:45 PM
TURKS AND CAICOS - The
Ministry of Finance, Trade and Investment announced today March 3,
2014, its new “No Purchase Order, No Payment” policy which becomes
effective on April 1, 2014.
The Ministry is urging ALL vendors
and providers of goods and services to the Turks and Caicos Islands
Government (TCIG), to take note of the new No Purchase Order, No Payment
policy which aims to improve internal controls over outstanding bills
and ensures the timely payment and clearance of debts.
April 1, 2014, when the “No Purchase Order, No Payment” phase of the
Turks and Caicos Islands Government procurement policy takes effect, all
financial commitments for goods and services on behalf of TCIG MUST...
Former TCI Chief Justice, Richard Ground passes away
- Feb 26, 2014 - 2:31:36 PM
TURKS AND CAICOS - Sir
Richard Ground, a former Chief Justice and Court of Appeal judge of the
Turks and Caicos Islands, died last Saturday, February 22nd, in
Grindelford, Derbyshire, in his native England. He was 64 years old.
He is survived by his wife Dace McCoy Ground. Sir Richard was Chief Justice of the Turks and Caicos Islands from 1998 to 2004.
He was held in very high esteem by his colleagues and friends in the
Cayman Islands, Bermuda and the Turks and Caicos Islands where he served
with distinction from back in the 1980s.
Fish Fry to be evicted from Bight Park, TCI
- Feb 25, 2014 - 12:17:24 PM
TURKS & CAICOS - The popular Fish Fry, which has made headlines and received rave reviews
in several international media including CNN, has been ordered to move
from its present location in the Bight Park from March 5th, 2014.
Kathleen Wood, Director of the Department of Environment and Maritime
Affairs (DEMA) wrote a letter to Director of Tourism Ralph Higgs on
February 3rd stating that the Fish Fry must move because of complaints
about noise and cleanliness.
The letter which was obtained by The
United States Shares Forfeited Assets with the Turks and Caicos Islands Inbox x
- Feb 18, 2014 - 5:22:08 PM
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.
Fashion modeling: There's more to it than catwalks and photoshoots
- Feb 11, 2014 - 1:15:13 PM
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.”
TCI Prison Service Extends Rehabilitation Initiatives with New Course
- Feb 10, 2014 - 1:58:07 PM
& 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.
2014 TCI Top Model Contest & Fashion Extravaganza Announced
- Jan 24, 2014 - 4:59:41 PM
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!...
Bahamas PM attends Graham Thompson TCI opening
- Apr 11, 2014 - 2:01:26 PM
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:
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.
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.
TCI releases 2013 External Merchandise Trade Figures
- Apr 9, 2014 - 3:15:09 PM
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.
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
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.
15 females and 69 males on board have already been taken to the
detention facility where they will be processed prior to being
Miss Universe Turks and Caicos Beauties Explores North and Middle Caicos
- Apr 2, 2014 - 3:45:19 PM
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.
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...
Tsunami evacuation signs produced in TCI
- Apr 1, 2014 - 4:12:05 PM
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
TCIFA to host CONCACAF grassroots football workshop
- Mar 31, 2014 - 7:07:18 PM
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.
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.
TCI Tsunami Drill update issued by DDME
- Mar 26, 2014 - 6:45:33 PM
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
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.
Contestants announced for TCI Top Model 2014
- Mar 25, 2014 - 2:09:11 PM
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!...
DEMA Warns of Thimble Jellyfish Outbreak
- Mar 19, 2014 - 4:27:58 PM
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...
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.
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
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
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
Grand Events for Grand Turk with 2014 Miss Universe Turks and Caicos Contestants
- Mar 13, 2014 - 1:00:41 PM
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
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.