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News from the Turks and Caicos Islands:

Bureaucracy is the greatest threat in an emergency, says finance minister

Minister of Finance Washington Misick expressed alarm on Thursday in the House of Assembly as to how the elected government can respond to matters of national emergency.  “Bureaucracy is the greatest threat to these islands,” Misick argued, referring to the provisions of the constitution...

Government continues flood recovery effort

The acting governor and premier received the latest update about the territory’s recovery from Tropical Storm Cristobal on Thursday. The Disaster Executive Policy Committee, co-chaired by Acting Governor Anya Williams and Premier Dr Rufus Ewing, along with ministers and...

Public schools opening delayed

Public schools will now reopen on Monday, 8th September 2014. The 2014-2015 academic year was scheduled to begin on Monday, 1st September; however, with the passage of Tropical Storm Cristobal and the resulting flooding across much of the country, a number of students...

Post cabinet meeting statement

Acting Governor Anya Williams chaired the 22nd meeting of the Cabinet on Wednesday 27th August 2014 at the House of Assembly Building on Grand Turk. All Ministers were present except Minister of Finance and Minister of Border Control and Labour.

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Letter: A step towards creating a sustainable middle class

If the creation of a sustainable middle class is the goal of a country, then the laws and policies of the country must reflect that vision. I believe that through the outlining and enforcement of the following policies, we would take a great step in securing a sustainable middle class.

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.

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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.


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.

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