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TCI corruption under investigation in Czech Republic

TCI corruption under investigation in Czech Republic

Anti-corruption police in the Czech Republic have launched an investigation into the suspected involvement of executives of the Czech/Slovak J&T financial group and local politicians in bribery and corruption in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI).

TCI secures first S&P credit rating of BBB+

The Turks and Caicos Islands was given its first sovereign credit rating of BBB+ from international ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) last Tuesday. S&P’s rating highlights that the Turks and Caicos is a prosperous country with a gross domestic product of around $24,000 per capita.

Post cabinet meeting statement

Governor Peter Beckingham chaired the meeting of the Cabinet at the Hilly Ewing Building on Providenciales on Wednesday, 2 July 2014. All Ministers were present except Porsha Stubbs-Smith and Don Hue Gardiner. At this meeting Cabinet:

Two TCI resorts among the Top 100 List in 2014

Last Tuesday, Expedia.com, one of the world’s largest full-service online travel sites, announced the Expedia 2014 Insiders’ Select rankings, an annual crowd-sourced list of the world’s best-reviewed hotels. The Insiders’ Select list recognizes the top-ranked hotels available worldwide.

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Commentary: Guilty?

Commentary: Guilty? I am guilty and I admit it. It happened the better part of 30 years ago. I had just returned home from the TCI accompanied by Yvette and my two sons Tom and Steve. I was thinking about that trip and the then promise of the TCI while driving north on the Florida Turnpike at 5 mph under the speed limit.

Letter: The Haitian Revolution: What can we in TCI learn from it?

With the Haitian Flag Day celebrations having recently ended here in the Turks and Caicos Islands and worldwide, it has made me reflect on the Haitian Revolution and what could be learnt from it for us here in the TCI today. First, let me state that I have the utmost respect for...

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Debate on payroll tax shelved indefinitely

On Monday, the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) House of Assembly was adjourned sine die without a vote on a controversial Payroll Tax Bill. In addition to the payroll tax debate, four private members' motions and a number of parliamentary questions already carried over from...

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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.

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New turtle and conch regulations take effect July 1

The Department of Environment and Maritime Affairs (DEMA) has advised the public that as of 1 July 2014, new regulations for turtle and conch under the Fisheries Protection Ordinance will take effect. The regulations include the following restrictions on the taking of turtles:

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