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Letter: The death of education

February 20, 2016
For a split second, just imagine being feed stale, over dated and expired food. I am talking about food that has lost all of nutritional value and effectiveness after a specific time period. I am talking about foods that are of no nutritional value and substance for the human body.

UWI representatives make official visit to TCI

February 17, 2016
UWI representatives make official visit to TCI Manager for the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus British Overseas Territories (BOT) Sites, Dr Phyllis Fleming-Banks is making her first official visit to the Turks and Caicos Islands during the week of 15-19 February 2016. Fleming-Banks, who has responsibility for...

Police investigate fire at Grand Turk high school

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...

Governor visits British West Indies Collegiate

January 23, 2016
Governor visits British West Indies Collegiate 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.

Letter: Save our schools

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...

UK Civil Service College supports senior TCI leaders

May 28, 2015
UK Civil Service College supports senior TCI leaders 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.

Long Bay High School to open for 2015-2016 academic year

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.

Education ministry condemns bullying at Providenciales primary school

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...

UWI appoints Anguillian as manager for British overseas territories sites

January 24, 2015
UWI appoints Anguillian as manager for British overseas territories sites 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...

Public schools opening delayed

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...

Future TCI leaders urged to apply for academic training

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.

Education ministry responds to questions over high school

June 25, 2014
Education ministry responds to questions over high school 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.

Commentary: The Turks and Caicos Islands government and the University of the West Indies

June 20, 2014
Commentary: The Turks and Caicos Islands government and the University of the West Indies 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...

Opposition leader supports high school split

May 14, 2014
Opposition leader supports high school split 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.

TCI granted UWI contributing country status

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...

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