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Letter: Why do they not protest in the TCI?

February 17, 2015
An alleged Crown Land swindle has occurred at the Providenciales International Airport in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) in connection with the new Blue Heron FBO where no belongers are shareholders, partners or owners. Mortimer Sackler, Michel Neutlings and other foreigners...

Letter: Willfully blind and morally complicit in the TCI

February 10, 2015
Governor Beckingham, the TCI Integrity Commission investigators and the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have apparently elected to remain willfully blind and morally complicit in the theft of Crown Land from Belongers at the Providenciales International Airport.

Letter: This is what it is all about - TCI hospital costs revealed

February 4, 2015
Please see below. This is what it is all about. We have now confirmed that, if they have the gall to investigate this scam, all roads will lead to Ashcroft. Facts and reality will confirm that Sir Robin Auld's Commission, Interim Government, SIPT, Integrity Commission were all established...

Letter: Newly appointed 'hanging' judge tests the resolve of the TCI people

January 19, 2015
The appointment of the hanging, whipping, plantation slave-like conditions judge to the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) proves that the British government, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) are all encouraged to engage in 21st century, latter day racism. The FCO has long been...

Letter: Social issues in the Turks and Caicos Islands

January 16, 2015
Good afternoon, Turks and Caicos. My name is Avi Adams, and I am writing to you today as a concerned citizen. I rarely ever have much to say publicly about social issues going on in the country, especially when it comes to politics. I now find myself extremely emotional and saddened.

Letter: For the UK it is all about the money, not justice

November 29, 2014
More than five years after the suspension of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) constitution, it is now clear that the United Kingdom’s excursion into TCI’s internal affairs is more about finding lucrative employment for retired and semi-retired British civil servants, policemen, and lawyers.

Letter: A step towards creating a sustainable middle class

August 29, 2014
If the creation of a sustainable middle class is the goal of a country, then the laws and policies of the country must reflect that vision. I believe that through the outlining and enforcement of the following policies, we would take a great step in securing a sustainable middle class.

Letter: Say no to the dormant accounts proposed law

August 23, 2014
For years the TCI public, pundits, thinkers, media houses, and the government will be debating and asking where the crazy idea came from to take away the money from dormant bank accounts. This week the Dormant Accounts Bill has been published in the TCI.

Letter: Garlick's whitewash of an investigation and her SIPT's judge alone trials

August 8, 2014
Whatever you might think of Helen Garlick, her tenacity is admirable. On 23 June 2014, Judge Paul Harrison granted her Special Investigation and Prosecution Team’s (SIPT) request to try her Belonger defendants by judge alone. That decision removed rights that had been enshrined...

Letter: An experiment on racism in TCI and the DPP's office

August 8, 2014
Let’s see what you conclude after reading the following two paragraphs, published recently on Bloomberg’s Business Week: “A Caribbean-based lawyer charged in a sting operation pleaded guilty to helping launder what he was told were proceeds of a bank fraud designed to hide...

Letter: The power of one

August 8, 2014
When someone thinks about the power of one, what often comes to mind is the power of one person who can make tremendous change through their diligence to a cause and over time change a community, a country or even the world. We have examples of these types of people...

Letter: The Budget: My view

August 8, 2014
As I listen to the Budget Debate in the House of Assembly, I must ask the Premier, Hon. Dr. Rufus Ewing, if under his leadership, has his government succeeded in steering the country through this difficult period of global turbulence. How are we as a country weathering the storm?

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

July 8, 2014
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...

Letter: This is no time to declare victory and go to sleep

June 25, 2014
It was clear that the will, reasoning and intent of the TCI electorate prevailed on the majority of the members of the Turks and Caicos Islands House of Assembly, June 23, 2014, to say no to the deadly and dastardly designed British Payroll Tax. One may find it an affront to democracy...

Letter: Payroll tax rip-off

June 20, 2014
Despite the warnings of the public, the cries of the people, the response from the business community the demands from the official opposition, the Rufus Ewing government has ignored commonsense and decided to listen to the oppressive British government with its Payroll Tax Bill.

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