TCI top model Brielle Swann graces the cover of Times of the Islands magazine
- Jun 20, 2014 - 6:51:28 PM
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos
Islands – Times of the Islands summer 2014
issue is set to hit newsstands and better retailers today! On the cover
and in an eight-page editorial spread is TCI’s newest Top Model, Brielle
Having being named the FACE of the Turks and Caicos on
Friday, May 2nd by industry experts at the Williams Auditorium in
Providenciales, the Grand Turks native took the plunge in her first of
many editorial photoshoots to come. The shoot, which took place at the
award-winning Point Grace Resort - was the most picturesque location
with its turn-of-the-century British Colonial architecture, lush
tropical foliage, fantastic vistas and lavish furnishings; made the
perfect backdrop for the safari themed spread.
Judge Imposes Reporting Restrictions on Turks And Caicos Islands Media in Case Against Prominent Attorneys
- Jun 10, 2014 - 11:46:15 AM
TURKS & CAICOS SUN
- A High Court Judge in the Turks and Caicos Islands has imposed some
serious and unusual restrictions on how the local media can report on a
case involving two prominent lawyers.
On Monday June 9th, Sir
James Bruce Robertson, a New Zealand Judge who was brought in specially
to hear the case, ruled that the Turks and Caicos Islands media cannot
even report the charges against 57-year-old Timothy Patrick O’Sullivan
of the law firm Miller, Simons, O'Sullivan and 52-year-old Gordon
William Kerr of the law firm Misick and Stanbrook.
According to the
court order, the media can only print "the identity of the parties, the
name of the judge and of counsel representing the parties and the date
of any future hearings".
Vandalism Halts TCI’s Programme to Trap Stray Dogs
- May 20, 2014 - 4:05:25 PM
TURKS & CAICOS -
The Department of Agriculture has suspended the trapping of stray dogs
due to consistent theft and the deliberate destruction of the equipment
used to humanely trap the animals.
The Ministry of Environment
and Human Affairs says it deeply regrets the suspension of the
programme, which is designed to reduce the number of stray and feral
dogs on the islands. The programme also aims to reduce the risk to life
and property as a result of accidents or public health issues resulting
from disease or bites.
Chief Veterinarian, Dr. Mark Butler noted:
“Vandalism has rendered all of our traps completely inoperable and
prevent the continued removal of stray dogs...
Miss Universe TCI 2014 to Spark Canada’s Luxury Pie Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Swimsuit Edition
- May 18, 2014 - 11:18:48 PM
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Islands; Thursday, May 15th 2014 – Crowned April 26th, an evening that
saw grace, glamour and beauty personified, Shanice Williams, Miss
Universe Turks and Caicos 2014, Digicel TCI’s newest Brand Ambassador
and Saint George Fashion House Muse Model is garnering the attention of
numerous pageant, beauty and fashion publications, photographers and
fashion designers around the Caribbean and the world.
Williams who wore the sash Miss Grand Turk won in spectacular style
ahead of First Runner Up Codee Coalbrooke, Miss South Caicos and Second
Runner Up Todeline Defralien, Miss Middle Caicos. Williams also won Miss
Intellect, Best in Swimsuit/Best Body, Best Evening Gown, Miss
Congeniality and Miss Photogenic. She is already labeled as a front
runner at the 2014 Miss Universe Pageant by pageant experts...
Sports media training offered to TCI Football Association
- May 14, 2014 - 6:12:46 PM
& Caicos Islands; Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 – Over the weekend,
footballers within the Women’s National Team of the Turks & Caicos
Islands Football Association (TCIFA) took part in Sports Media Training.
Media Training is not exclusive to footballers, but a useful tool for
all athletes, coaches or team executives. Preparing athletes for
interviews and press conferences; monitoring athletes social media pages
and educating them about the responsibilities associated therewith is
all apart Sports Media Training, as it is vital in preparing today’s
footballers to be on message on and off the field and how to present
TCI's Billy Forbes signs pro soccer deal with San Antonio Scorpions
- May 12, 2014 - 10:14:07 PM
TURKS & CAICOS -
The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Library Services extends
congratulations to Mr. Billy Forbes, former Soccer player for the Turks
and Caicos Islands on his recent signing as a professional player.
Forbes was recently signed to the San Antonio Scorpions on an
eighteen-month contract. The San Antonio Scorpions is an American
professional Soccer team based in San Antonio, Texas, United States.
With this eighteen month contract Billy is now officially considered a
professional Soccer player.
The Ministry also extended
congratulations to the Turks and Caicos Football Association for its
role in Mr. Forbes’ soccer career.
Turks and Caicos Integrity Commission
- May 8, 2014 - 10:56:20 AM
The Integrity Commission wishes to inform the public and, in particular, to remind Specified Persons in Public Life that
June 30th 2014
is the deadline for filing Declaration under section 25 of the
Integrity Commission Ordinance for the 2012- 2014 filing cycle. For this
reason, and as part of its public education mandate to foster a better
understanding of the statutory requirements on integrity and standard of
conduct in public life, the Commission is pleased to present a series
of Public Education Seminars throughout the Turks and Caicos lslands for
Specified Persons in Public Life.
The Seminars will be held from the
12th to 23th of May, 2014 in each of the inhabited Islands. A special
session will be held in Grand Turk for the Honourable Members of the
House of Assembly on May 16, 2014 at 2.30pm at the House of Assembly
Turks and Caicos Tourism: Eyes on Brazil
- May 8, 2014 - 8:28:02 AM
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands –
Making a strong push to court Brazilian businesses and travelers as
part of a strategic plan to develop the Latin American markets, the
Turks and Caicos Tourist Board recently returned from a marketing and
trade initiative in Brazil that culminated with a showcase at the World
Travel Market Latin America (WTMLA).
After tourist arrivals from
Brazil to Turks and Caicos grew by 95.5% year-on-year in 2013, from 605
tourists in 2012 to 1, 185 tourists in 2013, tourism officials are
ramping up its presence in the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janerio and
Jundiaí. While the actual numbers may seem minuscule, the growth
percentage is much to tout about and shows interest from this emerging
Ministry Revives TCI Chapter of 100 Black Men
- Apr 29, 2014 - 12:53:00 PM
part of ongoing efforts to empower the people of the Turks and Caicos
Islands (TCI), the Department of Social Development and Gender Affairs,
Ministry of Environment and Home Affairs, is reviving the TCI Chapter of
100 Hundred Black Men.
meetings and other activities have been planned in Grand Turk and
Providenciales (see schedule below) and the Department urges existing
members and other interested individuals to attend the meetings and get
involved in the activities.
(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.
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