News from the Turks and Caicos Islands:
January 29, 2016
The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) is investigating a fire that extensively damaged the top floor of the new administration block of the Helena Jones Robinson High School on Grand Turk on Friday morning. At approximately 3.38 am...
January 23, 2016
Governor Peter Beckingham visited British West Indies Collegiate this week, and met Achsah Wildish, who on 21 January was told that she had been named “Top Student of the World” by the University of Cambridge International Examination Board for her AS performance in mathematics.
January 18, 2016
Education in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) is in serious trouble! This purpose of this articulation is to explicitly expose the continuous education crisis that is unfolding within the TCI so that the citizens of these islands and voters alike can come face to face with...
May 28, 2015
Senior leaders in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government will benefit from an intensive leadership and development programme being delivered by the UK Civil Service College this week, 26-28 May 2015. The deputy governor, permanent secretaries and other senior officials are taking part in the event.
May 12, 2015
The new academic year will herald several firsts for students in the Turks and Caicos Islands. It will be the first day of preschool for the active and timid preschooler, the first day protective parents will release their babies and preteens from their hovering clutches.
April 22, 2015
In a statement on Tuesday, the ministry and department of education, youth, sports and library services strongly condemned the behaviour exhibited on a video currently being circulated via the internet and other social media. “The video displays gross acts of bullying...
January 24, 2015
The UWI Open Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has announced the appointment of Dr Phyllis Fleming-Banks to oversee the operations of its Open Campus country sites in the British Overseas Territories (BOTs). The sites include Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Montserrat...
August 29, 2014
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...
August 8, 2014
Applications are now open for the UK’s prestigious Chevening scholarship programme. Talented professionals and public servants from the Turks and Caicos Islands are able to apply for a fully funded scholarship under the UK’s flagship scholarship programme.
June 25, 2014
In response to questions raised by local media, the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sport and Libraries said that the physical plant at Clement Howell High School (CHHS) and indeed all schools are of serious concern and it is for this reason that the ministry is addressing these issues as much as possible.
June 20, 2014
Recently, the Turks and Caicos Islands government became a contributing territory to the University of the West Indies. This debate has been around for decades as to whether the government should or should not become a contributing territory to the university. Some years ago, this was done but only with...
May 14, 2014
Opposition leader Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson has gone on record as supporting rumoured government plans to split the Clement Howell High School in Providenciales in response to overcrowding, saying that it is a move that ought to have taken priority since year one of the current government.
May 7, 2014
At the invitation of the chancellor and vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), deputy premier and minister of education Akierra Missick; permanent secretary for the ministry of education, Cherylann Jones and the permanent secretary in the Office of the Premier...
April 3, 2014
The ministry of education has begun the registration process for students at the public primary and secondary levels for the academic year 2014-2015 but the list of required documents to be provided by parents has generated some controversy. Registration for primary schools began...
March 17, 2014
Sheila Bain, one of the defendants found guilty of scamming Haitian nationals who were attempting to register their children in the Providenciales public school system, has been sentenced by the court. Bain, who is said to be Premier Rufus Ewing’s cousin, and at least two others were...
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