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Millions lost in failed South Caicos development

Millions lost in failed South Caicos development

The Caicos Beach Resort and Marina development property and hotel site on South Caicos was sold at auction recently for a fraction of what investors poured into the development over the years and those investors are now poised to take action against the promoters of the resort.

Ice cream recall extended to TCI

Ice cream recall extended to TCI Blue Bell Creameries of Brenham, Texas, has voluntarily expanded its recall to include all of its products currently on the market because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This recall includes ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks made at all Blue Bell facilities. 

TCI authorities intercept illegal immigration attempt

A sloop carrying 99 would-be illegal immigrants (89 males and 10 females) was intercepted by the marine division of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) at 2:22 am on Monday. The Marine Police were alerted by staff at the coastal radar station.

Government prepares for repatriation of printing TCI passports to UK

Government prepares for repatriation of printing TCI passports to UK The minister of border control and employment Don-Hue Gardiner in a post cabinet statement noted that, along with other sister overseas territories in the Caribbean, the Turks and Caicos Islands and in particular his ministry has been preparing over the last two years for the transfer of...

New online public sector jobs page launched

New online public sector jobs page launched Turks and Caicos Islanders looking to work in the public sector can now easily track job opportunities in the public sector thanks to a new vacancies section on the government’s website. All of the 55 new public sector positions identified in the 2015-16 budget will be advertised on the page.

TCI airports adopt energy efficient lighting

TCI airports adopt energy efficient lighting The Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority (TCIAA) has adopted energy efficient light-emitting diode (LED) lighting in the newly renovated terminal facility and roadway.  This lighting solution is reported to be approximately 90% more energy efficient compared to conventional light bulbs.

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CARPHA and Mexico sign MOU to benefit 17 million Caribbean people including TCI

CARPHA and Mexico sign MOU to benefit 17 million Caribbean people including TCI The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) last week signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the ministry of health of the United Mexican States, through the Federal Commission for Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS). The aim of the MoU is to establish a mechanism for...

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Cayman Islands premier warns opposition leader, local media over conspiracy allegations

Cayman Islands premier warns opposition leader, local media over conspiracy allegations Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin is turning to the courts for the next round in a fight with former premier and now opposition leader McKeeva Bush over controversial allegations of a conspiracy to oust Bush from office. The premier, who is also an attorney at law, has demanded a public apology.

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Tackling economy is top priority for new Anguilla government

Tackling economy is top priority for new Anguilla government Anguilla’s opposition Anguilla United Front (AUF) handed a heavy defeat to the incumbent Anguilla United Movement (AUM), taking six of the seven seats in Wednesday’s general election in the tiny British overseas territory. The AUM won no seats – the seventh was taken by an independent candidate.

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Local Expressions: Grand Turk - the island the PNP forgot

Of course they haven't forgotten that Grand Turk is still the island on which the country's capital of Cockburn Town is located, as there is that regular obligatory visit for the sitting of the parliament. Although, it must be hastily added that the ministers residing in Provo, including the premier...

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Commentary: Caribbean men's health

Commentary: Caribbean men's health Over the last few months I have attended a growing number of funerals of Caribbean men of various races and ages. Seemingly almost every other week, someone I know or know about, is collapsing suddenly and dying. Often, too often, this stems from heart failure. For many of us...

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One-woman protest sparks renewed healthcare debate

One-woman protest sparks renewed healthcare debate Grand Turk resident Valerie Jennings, a former bank employee, has sparked a renewed debate over the quality of healthcare in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) with her one-woman public protest posted on Facebook by her son, Valentino Selver, under the caption “Mother protesting”.

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House of Assembly disrupted by broadcast technician

House of Assembly disrupted by broadcast technician The political troubles for Premier Rufus Ewing and his Progressive National Party (PNP) government in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) continued on Monday as another ultimatum was issued and denied, resulting in the interruption of a parliamentary broadcast by information services technician Kirkley Parker.

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