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News from the Turks and Caicos Islands:




Government aware of resort developer's legal issues

Government aware of resort developer's legal issues

Almost two weeks after questions were first directed to its press office, the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government finally issued a statement on Thursday saying that it is aware of a civil lawsuit against the developer of a planned $224 million Ritz Carlton resort in the TCI.

Post cabinet meeting statement

Acting Governor Anya Williams chaired the 11th meeting of the Cabinet on Wednesday 15th April 2015 at the Hilly Ewing Building on Providenciales. All Ministers were present. At this meeting Cabinet: Received a presentation from the ministry of tourism, environment, culture and heritage...

Government appoints new district boards

The Turks and Caicos Islands government on Thursday announced the establishment of the much anticipated district boards for the islands of North Caicos, Middle Caicos, South Caicos and Salt Cay as the springboard on the new pathway towards local empowerment in the management...

Regional commission to assess cannabis use in the Caribbean

Regional commission to assess cannabis use in the Caribbean Regional heads of government in the Caribbean have agreed to establish a regional commission on cannabis to conduct an enquiry into the social, economic, health and legal issues surrounding cannabis use in Central America and the Caribbean and to advise on possible changes in the the current drug classi­fication.

Letter: Let's clean these islands

Turks and Caicos -- Littering continues to be a big problem in our Islands. It is time we do something definitive and permanent to resolve this major problem. As a child, whenever we were expecting visitors or company, our first duty was to clean up and tidy our small home.

Crown land transfer raises more questions over new development

Crown land transfer raises more questions over new development A valuable strip of prime beachfront Crown land in front of a proposed Ritz Carlton resort development at Grace Bay, Providenciales – widely acknowledged to be one of the world’s best beaches – has been sold off by the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government to the developer.

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Recent cabinet reshuffle exposes ministerial ultimatum

Recent cabinet reshuffle exposes ministerial ultimatum Following a Cabinet reshuffle earlier this year, it now turns out that, according to insiders within the ruling Progressive National Party (PNP), Premier Dr Rufus Ewing was held hostage by the former health minister, Porsha Stubbs-Smith, who threatened to resign her seat in the House of Assembly.

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Budget claims of expanded economy yet to materialize, say local businessmen

Budget claims of expanded economy yet to materialize, say local businessmen Premier Rufus Ewing and Finance Minister Washington Misick are both claiming that increased Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government revenues reflect growth in the economy but local businessmen are claiming that it only represents increased taxation on an already overburdened and...

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Middle Caicos officially opens new health care clinic

Middle Caicos officially opens new health care clinic Members of the Middle Caicos community, along with members of the Turks and Caicos Islands government, were on hand to celebrate the opening of the state of the art facility, Alsada Hall-Malcom Primary Health Care Clinic on Friday, 10 April 2015. Refurbishment and expansion of Middle Caicos Clinic...

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'Well below-average' Atlantic hurricane season forecast for 2015

'Well below-average' Atlantic hurricane season forecast for 2015 Forecasters from Colorado State University are predicting a "well below-average" Atlantic hurricane season for 2015. The forecast calls for seven tropical storms, of which three will become hurricanes and one will become a major hurricane. In an average year there are 12 tropical storms, of which seven...

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Letter: Is corruption continuing?

It is with great regret that I acknowledge that you have finally demonstrated yourself to be nothing more than another incompetent and or corrupt British bureaucrat and paper tiger. The tenure of Governor Gordon Wetherell was a God-send for this country.

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TCI developer sued over criminal Ponzi scheme funding

TCI developer sued over criminal Ponzi scheme funding The developer of a recently announced Ritz Carlton resort in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), Walter Stipa, is being sued in US federal court to recover the proceeds of a criminal enterprise. Stipa’s development company Desarrollos is also being sued to recover part of the proceeds of a $300 million fraud.

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TCI government signs $224m Ritz Carlton agreement

TCI government signs $224m Ritz Carlton agreement The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government has signed a development agreement with the Desarrollos Hotel Group to build a $224 million Ritz Carlton hotel, resort, casino and spa in the Grace Bay area of Providenciales. The proposed development will consist of 124 luxury hotel guest rooms...

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