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Former premier rejoins local politics

Former premier rejoins local politics

Former premier Michael Misick, who is currently facing a number of corruption related charges, has apparently decided to re-engage in local politics. Within the last two weeks, Misick has made four public appearances. He was interviewed at the Rake and Scrape Music Festival.

Opposition claim on taxes false and misleading, say ministers

Opposition claim on taxes false and misleading, say ministers At a press conference last week, Premier Rufus Ewing and minister of immigration and border control DonHue Gardiner claimed that a statement by opposition leader Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson relating to an uncollected $25 million due to government was false and misleading.

Premier takes no position on police issues

Premier takes no position on police issues At a press conference last week, Premier Rufus Ewing would not take a position on the call by opposition leader Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson relating to police commissioner Colin Farquhar. Cartwright-Robinson called for Farquhar to resign due to ongoing problems within the Royal Turks and Caicos...

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Family island power outages continue

The weekends appear to be prime time for power failures on North and Middle Caicos. Saturday April 12 was no exception, with three unexpected, unannounced failures, one after another. The first outage at approximately 2 pm lasted for a full hour and when it returned...

Post Cabinet statement

Governor Peter Beckingham chaired the meeting of the Cabinet on Wednesday 9th April 2014 at the Hilly Ewing Building on Providenciales. All Ministers were present except Akierra Missick. At this meeting Cabinet: Advised the Governor to approve the Draft Immigration Bill 2014.

Health care contract

FSC sponsors FATCA readiness assessment for TCI banks

The Financial Services Commission has retained the international accounting firm of Deloitte to conduct a Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) preparedness survey of the banking sector in TCI. In essence this survey will evaluate if banks in the TCI...

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TCI takes part in Queen's Baton Relay

The eyes of the Commonwealth will be on the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) as the UK Overseas Territory hosts its leg of the Queen’s Baton Relay this week, Tue 15 – Thu 18 April 2014. The Glasgow 2014 Queen's Baton Relay is the curtain-raiser to the XXth Commonwealth Games.

Carigate

Commentary: The Big Bad Wolf

Commentary: The Big Bad Wolf The child's story about the big bad wolf is one we need to recall. The story preaches the only way to be safe from the wolf is to build your house strong and of the right materials. The people of Grand Turk and South Caicos faced this after Hurricane Ike. Two families on Middle Caicos who lost their roofs...

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Commentary: The Caribbean: Respecting a country's dignity

Commentary: The Caribbean: Respecting a country's dignity Independence for Caribbean states brought to its citizens a sense of liberation, feelings of self-regard and self-worth, and of being somebody in a world previously dominated politically by great power groups, some of which were the previous colonial powers. We envisioned independence as meaning we would...

Agents

Letter: TCI bankruptcy

The very public Providenciales courtroom battle by the directors of TWI (Trade Wind Industries Ltd, the parent company of the Conch Farm) to obtain that company’s books and records from Chuck Hesse, the former CEO and chairman of the board, who was unceremoniously...

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Letter: Who is advising the governor?

It would appear that our current Governor Peter Beckingham is no better informed than his predecessor, “slick” Ric Todd. The governor has reportedly formed a Governor's Business Advisory Group supposedly comprised of Turks and Caicos business leaders.

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