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...
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,
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
Turks & Caicos Islands Government sees significant progress in nationwide recovery efforts
- Sep 1, 2014 - 2:05:43 PM
The Department of Disaster Management and
Emergencies (DDME) has reported that the Turks & Caicos Islands
Government (TCIG) has seen significant progress in its recovery efforts
around the islands.
Dr. Virginia I. Clerveaux, Director, DDME reported
“With a continued increase in manpower and equipment, the recovery
process is expected to be completed in approximately one week. All
major government roads in Provo are cleared and most
in North and Middle Caicos, with the exception of the Kew settlement...”
Update: Turks & Caicos Islands Government continues flood recovery effort
- Aug 28, 2014 - 7:06:40 PM
The Turks and Caicos
Islands’ Acting Governor and Premier received the latest update about
the nation’s recovery from Tropical Storm Cristobal today, Thursday, 28
The Disaster Executive Policy Committee, co-chaired
by the Acting Governor the Hon. Anya Williams and Premier Hon. Dr. Rufus
Ewing, along with Ministers and Senior civil servants, received the
very latest information from North Caicos and Providenciales.
of Engineering and Maintenance Services, Xavier Malcolm, who is leading
the effort on North Caicos advised that this afternoon flood water
levels in Bottle Creek had significantly reduced due to a combination...
Turks and Caicos Public School Opening Delayed
- Aug 28, 2014 - 9:17:14 AM
TURKS & CAICOS -
The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Library Services wishes
to advise the general public that public schools will reopen on Monday,
8th September 2014. The 2014-2015 academic year was schedule to begin on
Monday, 1st September, however, with the passage of Tropical Storm
Cristobal and the resulting flooding across much of the country, several
students and teachers have been affected thus, hampering a smooth
opening. After consultations with school officials a decision was taken
to delay the reopening of schools by one week.
The Ministry of Education is committed to ensuring that all schools are in readiness to receive students and welcome teachers....
TCI Ministry of Health and Human Services issues advice to residents in areas affected by flooding
- Aug 27, 2014 - 1:08:38 PM
TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS -
Heavy rainfall from the passing of Tropical Storm Cristobal over the
weekend has resulted in significant flooding in several Islands
especially Providenciales, North Caicos and Middle Caicos.
Beware of and avoid areas where there is floodwater as it may be
contaminated by oil, gasoline, or raw sewage. Don’t allow children to
play in floodwater.
· Stay away from downed power lines and report them to the power company.
Service damaged septic tanks, cesspools, pits, and leaching systems as
soon as possible; damaged sewage systems are serious health hazards...
Flight Operations Resume at Providenciales Airport Following the Passage of Tropical Storm Cristobal
- Aug 26, 2014 - 1:57:57 PM
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos
Islands, Monday, August 26th, 2014 – Flight operations at Providenciales
Airport resume normal operations following the passage of tropical
storm Cristobal. The storm’s passage though the Turks and Caicos Islands
left a trail of cancelled flights due to its impact on the islands.
Flight operations at Providenciales International Airport were
suspended since Sunday due to heavy rain, strong winds, low visibility
and cloud ceiling. These prevented safe operations into the country’s
main port of entry.
Commenting on the suspended flight operation, Airport Authority’s CEO...
Governor and Premier lead Turks and Caicos Storm Recovery
- Aug 26, 2014 - 11:58:18 AM
The Turks & Caicos
Islands Government (TCIG) Executive Policy Committee met to discuss the
recovery plan following flooding caused by Tropical Storm Cristobal,
today, Monday, 25 August 2014.
Around 12 inches of rain fell on
the TCI over the weekend 23-24 August 2014. Flood water is several feet
deep in places. There has been one confirmed fatality to date.
committee will determine how TCIG will tackle the damage, mainly on the
islands of Middle Caicos, North Caicos and Providenciales, by assessing
the impact of the storm and allocating resources to assist in the
Tropical Storm Cristabol effects flight operations at Providenciales Airport
- Aug 25, 2014 - 2:56:30 PM
& Caicos Islands, Monday, August 25th, 2014 – Tropical storm
Cristobal’s passage through the Turks and Caicos Islands has left a
trail of cancelled and delayed flights due to its impact on the islands.
Flight operations at Providenciales International Airport were
suspended at 10:09 a.m. local on Sunday.
Heavy rain, strong
winds, low visibility and cloud ceiling continue to occur, preventing
safe operations into the country’s main port of entry. The adverse
weather condition began late on Friday and continues unabated.
TCI Premier: Money, Manpower and Immediate Assessment after Tropical Storm Cristobal
- Aug 25, 2014 - 2:25:39 PM
TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS -
MONEY, MANPOWER and IMMEDIATE ASSESSMENT are what Premier Hon Dr. Rufus Ewing promoted in a noonday press conference (Monday August 25, 2014) held at
the Ministry of Health office in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.
One emergency meeting has already been held in Grand Turk this morning,
and the country's Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies has
determined that two shelters will be opened, that more manpower is
required and an immediate assessment of the damages in hardest hit North
Caicos and Providenciales are a must.
Government has already
determining that they will have to draw money from various TCIG
departments to finance a swift clean up and pumping...
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...