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Committee meets to discuss flood recovery

Committee meets to discuss flood recovery

The Turks and Caicos Islands government executive policy committee met on Monday to discuss a recovery plan following flooding caused by Tropical Storm Cristobal. Around 12 inches of rain fell on the TCI over the weekend 23-24 August 2014. Flood water is several feet deep in places.

Cristobal moves away from Bahamas as forecasters track two more disturbances

Cristobal moves away from Bahamas as forecasters track two more disturbances Tropical cyclone Cristobal strengthened into a hurricane on Monday night as it picked up speed heading away from The Bahamas heading towards Bermuda. Meanwhile, forecasters are tracking two more disturbances in the tropical Atlantic heading towards the Caribbean.

New rainfall insurance package not purchased by TCI government

New rainfall insurance package not purchased by TCI government Although a member of the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF), the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) did not participate in a new excess rainfall insurance package offered by the facility. The CCRIF recently announced that just eight of its 16 members have purchased the policy.

Premier responds to flooding

Premier responds to flooding Premier Rufus Ewing’s administration has rushed to respond to close to 12 inches of rainfall from Tropical Storm Cristobal over the weekend that resulted in widespread flooding in Providenciales and North Caicos. Extensive flooding has been reported in several areas.

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Providenciales hit by heavy flooding

Providenciales hit by heavy flooding Heavy rains from the weekend passage of Tropical Storm Cristobal caused widespread flooding in Providenciales. Floodwater engulfed the entire downtown area, including the parking lot of the Island Pride Supermarket and Town Centre Mall, the main downtown roads and stadium area.

Former premier's mansion up for sale

Former premier's mansion up for sale The former mansion of disgraced former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick has been placed on the market for sale at a bargain price of $7.5 million – just half of the real value suggested by local sources. The 11,000 square ft property has a checkered history when Misick and...

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Post Cabinet update

Governor Peter Beckingham chaired the 21st meeting of the Cabinet on Wednesday 13th August 2014 at the Office of the Premier, Hilly Ewing Building on Providenciales. All Ministers were present except Deputy Premier, Minister of Health and Minister of Government Support Services.

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TCI tourist arrivals soar in first half of 2014

Tourism officials in the Turks and Caicos Islands have cause for optimism as overall tourist arrivals to the destination surged 35 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2014. A combined total of 676,937 visitors were welcomed to the destination; this number represents...

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TCI student wins regional essay competition

Martha Bohlale Rakuoane, a student of the Helena J. Robinson High School, Turks and Caicos Islands, won the US$1,000 first prize of the Caribbean Organization of Tax Administrators (COTA) Essay Competition 2014. Jessica Ramnauth of Brickdam Secondary School...

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2014/2015 lobster season opens

The Department of Environment and Maritime Affairs (DEMA) has reminded all fishing interests, restaurants and general public of the opening of lobster season, on Friday 15 August 2014. The season will run through to 15 March 2015. Postponing the season by 15 days has been proven...

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Tax on tourism services approved

The Revenue Department in the Ministry of Finance has advised that the House of Assembly has approved an amendment to the Hotel and Restaurant (Taxation) Ordinance to provide for the imposition of a tax on tourism services. The commencement date of the amendments...

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Letter: Say no to the dormant accounts proposed law

For years the TCI public, pundits, thinkers, media houses, and the government will be debating and asking where the crazy idea came from to take away the money from dormant bank accounts. This week the Dormant Accounts Bill has been published in the TCI.

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