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Payments induced ministers to act corruptly, Crown says

Payments induced ministers to act corruptly, Crown says

On Wednesday, day twelve of his opening statement on behalf of the prosecution in the criminal trial of former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick and others on various corruption and money laundering charges, Andrew Mitchell QC continued...

Mistrial application dismissed; corruption trial resumes

Mistrial application dismissed; corruption trial resumes The criminal trial of former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick and others on various corruption and money laundering charges resumed on Tuesday after the presiding judge dismissed an application for a mistrial by Ralph Thorne QC, representing Misick.

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Sandals statement prompts application for mistrial

Sandals statement prompts application for mistrial Following the recent disclosure of secret payments made to former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick by one or more Sandals-related companies (Crown outlines secret payments made by Sandals), Sandals Resort International issued a statement on Friday acknowledging that...

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Crown land valued at $75m sold for $3m, says prosecutor

Crown land valued at $75m sold for $3m, says prosecutor On Friday, Andrew Mitchell QC concluded the second week of his opening statement on behalf of the prosecution in the criminal trial of former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick and others by outlining how Crown land valued at $75 million was sold for $3 million.

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Speedboat with illegal migrants makes landfall

Speedboat with illegal migrants makes landfall Officers of the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) in conjunction with Immigration Task Force have launched an investigation after the discovery of a speedboat in the North West Point area of Providenciales on Saturday morning. At approximately 7:46 am on Saturday...

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Post cabinet meeting statement

Governor Peter Beckingham chaired the third meeting of the Cabinet on Thursday, 28 January 2016, at the Hon. N J S Francis Building on Grand Turk. All ministers were present. At this meeting Cabinet: Noted the recommendations of the Procurement Board...

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Local Expressions: Middle Caicos - the biggest island; the biggest loser?

Let's bear in mind that, with those individuals on trial, the Crown's case comprises mere accusations. And as in all other criminal trials, there is and has to be the presumption of innocence, until proven guilty. Justice – the proper administration of the law, with fair...

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Commentary: Too much evidence?

Commentary: Too much evidence? Every day since the corruption trial began the statements of the prosecutor are published to the media by the SIPT team. Anyone in the courtroom taking shorthand could also publish the remarks of Mitchell, who has the unfortunate job of revealing to the judge, defendants and onlookers...


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