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Breaking News: Motorized sloop intercepted with 142 migrants

May 19, 2015
A 36-foot Haitian sloop with a 175 horsepower Yamaha engine was detected at approximately 4:16 am on Tuesday heading towards the Five Cays area of Providenciales. The vessel was detected by the radar station and intercepted by officers of the Royal Turks and Caicos...

Former premier plays race card over Privy Council decision

May 18, 2015
Former premier plays race card over Privy Council decision Former premier Michael Misick, who is said to have improperly diverted some US$180-plus million of public funds during his time in office, and his former minister of lands McAllister ‘Piper’ Hanchell, issued a statement last week in response to the Privy Council’s rejection of their appeal.

PNP government belatedly taking on PDM policies, says opposition leader

May 18, 2015
PNP government belatedly taking on PDM policies, says opposition leader The Progressive National Party (PNP) government is awkwardly but belatedly following the suggested policies of the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) opposition, said opposition leader Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson, speaking during the House of Assembly debate on May 15 on the...

A PDM government would stand for culture, says leader

May 18, 2015
Speaking at the House of Assembly meeting on Thursday 14th May, leader of the opposition Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson drew a line in the sand on culture when she stood up to object to the Rufus Ewing government’s plans to dissolve the Cultural and Arts Commission.

TCI turtles fitted with satellite transmitters on the move

May 18, 2015
TCI turtles fitted with satellite transmitters on the move Two more teenage green turtles have been captured and fitted with hi-tech satellite transmitters, then released on the Caicos Banks as part of ongoing research by the Turks and Caicos Islands Turtle Project (TCITP) to find out about the movements of these spectacular animals. At the beginning of the month...

Tourism Board appointments provoke latest ministerial clash

May 14, 2015
Tourism Board appointments provoke latest ministerial clash The ongoing power struggle between members of the Progressive National Party (PNP) cabinet has spilled over into a hurriedly patched up conflict over the appointment of Tourism Board members. Minister of tourism, Porsha Stubbs-Smith, dubbed by many as the minister of travel...

Governor wants more tourism spending on Grand Turk and family islands

May 14, 2015
Governor wants more tourism spending on Grand Turk and family islands Speaking to the TCI Hotel and Tourism Association on May 5, Governor Peter Beckingham called for more to be done to build on the recent success of Providenciales being named the world’s most beautiful island by Tripadvisor.  In a press release from the Governor’s Office, Beckingham...

Government outlines financial year performance

May 14, 2015
Government outlines financial year performance The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government generated a US$77.3 million operating surplus for the financial year ending 31 March 2015, according to an announcement on Wednesday. The government said the surplus further consolidates the islands’ position as one of the strongest...

Governor responds to 'grossly unkind' media report

May 14, 2015
Governor Peter Beckingham issued the following statement on Wednesday in response to a story in the Sun newspaper, and reported by other outlets. “I would like to correct an article published in The Sun newspaper on 8 May 2015 alleging that the Deputy Attorney-General...

Privy Council throws monkey wrench in former premier's plans

May 12, 2015
Privy Council throws monkey wrench in former premier's plans The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London on Monday threw a monkey wrench in the plans of former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick by denying his appeal seeking to enforce his right to trial by jury instead of by judge alone as requested by the prosecution.

Government accused of illegal land grab

May 12, 2015
Government accused of illegal land grab Provo Air Center (PAC) has applied to the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Court of Appeal, seeking to overturn last month’s refusal by the territory’s Supreme Court to review the legality of recent decisions by the Turks and Caicos Islands Airport Authority (TCIAA) and representatives of the British Crown.

IMF staff concludes mission to TCI

May 12, 2015
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, headed by Hiroko Oura, visited Providenciales during April 14-27, to conduct a financial stability assessment under the IMF’s financial sector assessment program (FSAP). The mission met with Governor Peter Beckingham...

Post cabinet meeting statement

May 12, 2015
Governor Peter Beckingham chaired the 13th meeting of the Cabinet on Wednesday 6th May 2015 at the Hilly Ewing Building on Providenciales. All ministers were present except the minister of border control and labour; At this meeting Cabinet...

Long Bay High School to open for 2015-2016 academic year

May 12, 2015
The new academic year will herald several firsts for students in the Turks and Caicos Islands. It will be the first day of preschool for the active and timid preschooler, the first day protective parents will release their babies and preteens from their hovering clutches.

Lands Division delegation visits National Land Agency in Jamaica

May 12, 2015
Lands Division delegation visits National Land Agency in Jamaica A delegation from the Attorney Generals Chambers Lands Division has returned from a study tour where they observed the modern integrated land registry, cadastre and estate management systems of the National Land Agency (NLA), Jamaica on Thursday, 30 April 2015.

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