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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.

Letter: Fourteen-storey high-rise

June 20, 2014
Once again the short-sighted PNP gang that cannot shoot, tax or govern straight, has come up with another hare-brained scheme that any TCI fifth grader knows is a mistake: let’s build 14- storey high-rise buildings on our pristine beaches to increase density, induce overcrowding and...

Letter: Do we have a government or is this an extension of the interim government?

May 7, 2014
There have been desperate attempts by weblog writers, PDM opposition leaders, the community, stakeholders to not be so partisan in this tax debate and to give the PNP government some slack. After all it is a vital realization that the elected government be given a free hand in...

Letter: The government is competing with the people for money

April 30, 2014
The recently created Turks and Caicos Independent Business Council (TCIBC) argued that current levels of taxation in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) is 30% of gross domestic product (GDP) of the TCI. Can you imagine? Every cent a small business person has is going towards...

Letter: Members of the House of Assembly, stand up for your people

April 30, 2014
I have long maintained that our problems in this TCI tax debate go beyond PNP-PDM or petty political partisan issues. It is now clear that our ministers are being told by the British to increase our taxes and kill us off. But being neutral and giving the government a chance must also have an end.

Letter: It's the hospital, stupid

April 21, 2014
There are some critical points that must be recorded in the deepening tax debate. Many persons, like the Governor’s Office, like the PNP government, Like the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and an emerging sector of the public, are falling for the false premise that...

Letter: Creating new jobs in the Turks and Caicos Islands

April 21, 2014
The State of New York recently attained the distinction of being the number two state in America in the creation of new permanent private sector jobs. New York State’s private sector job count grew by 12,800 jobs or 0.2%, in February 2014, according to the New York State Department of Labor.

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