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Government aware of resort developer's legal issues

April 17, 2015
Almost two weeks after questions were first directed to its press office, the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government finally issued a statement on Thursday saying that it is aware of a civil lawsuit against the developer of a planned $224 million Ritz Carlton resort in the TCI.

Government appoints new district boards

April 17, 2015
The Turks and Caicos Islands government on Thursday announced the establishment of the much anticipated district boards for the islands of North Caicos, Middle Caicos, South Caicos and Salt Cay as the springboard on the new pathway towards local empowerment in the management...

Crown land transfer raises more questions over new development

April 15, 2015
Crown land transfer raises more questions over new development A valuable strip of prime beachfront Crown land in front of a proposed Ritz Carlton resort development at Grace Bay, Providenciales – widely acknowledged to be one of the world’s best beaches – has been sold off by the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government to the developer.

Recent cabinet reshuffle exposes ministerial ultimatum

April 15, 2015
Recent cabinet reshuffle exposes ministerial ultimatum Following a Cabinet reshuffle earlier this year, it now turns out that, according to insiders within the ruling Progressive National Party (PNP), Premier Dr Rufus Ewing was held hostage by the former health minister, Porsha Stubbs-Smith, who threatened to resign her seat in the House of Assembly.

Budget claims of expanded economy yet to materialize, say local businessmen

April 15, 2015
Budget claims of expanded economy yet to materialize, say local businessmen Premier Rufus Ewing and Finance Minister Washington Misick are both claiming that increased Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government revenues reflect growth in the economy but local businessmen are claiming that it only represents increased taxation on an already overburdened and...

Middle Caicos officially opens new health care clinic

April 15, 2015
Middle Caicos officially opens new health care clinic Members of the Middle Caicos community, along with members of the Turks and Caicos Islands government, were on hand to celebrate the opening of the state of the art facility, Alsada Hall-Malcom Primary Health Care Clinic on Friday, 10 April 2015. Refurbishment and expansion of Middle Caicos Clinic...

TCI developer sued over criminal Ponzi scheme funding

April 11, 2015
TCI developer sued over criminal Ponzi scheme funding The developer of a recently announced Ritz Carlton resort in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), Walter Stipa, is being sued in US federal court to recover the proceeds of a criminal enterprise. Stipa’s development company Desarrollos is also being sued to recover part of the proceeds of a $300 million fraud.

TCI government signs $224m Ritz Carlton agreement

April 3, 2015
TCI government signs $224m Ritz Carlton agreement The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government has signed a development agreement with the Desarrollos Hotel Group to build a $224 million Ritz Carlton hotel, resort, casino and spa in the Grace Bay area of Providenciales. The proposed development will consist of 124 luxury hotel guest rooms...

Second $200m development for TCI

April 3, 2015
Second $200m development for TCI On Thursday, the same day that the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government signed a development agreement to build a $224 million Ritz Carlton hotel, resort, casino and spa, the government also signed a memorandum of understanding with Cooper Jack Development Limited to build a $220 million...

Post cabinet meeting statement

April 3, 2015
Acting Governor Anya Williams chaired the 10th meeting of the Cabinet on Wednesday 1st April 2015 at the Hon. N J S Francis Building in Grand Turk. All Ministers were present except the Hon. Minister of Infrastructure, Housing and Planning. At this meeting Cabinet...

Caribbean trader mentoring programme launches in TCI

April 3, 2015
The Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management on Thursday announced new three and six-month Caribbean trader mentoring programmes that start in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) in July 2015 and will be exclusive to 16 participants every six months. The Institute's three and...

Tourism officials celebrate new British Airways route between Antigua and TCI

April 1, 2015
Tourism officials celebrate new British Airways route between Antigua and TCI V.C Bird International Airport in Antigua will serve as an important hub for UK flag carrier British Airways, as the airline on Sunday launched its inaugural flight service from Antigua to the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). The route is historic, as it will be the first direct flight connection between...

St Lucia company brings board governance training to TCI

April 1, 2015
St Lucia company brings board governance training to TCI Last year, the Saint Lucia-based Caribbean Governance Training Institute (CGTI) introduced a certification program called the Chartered Director (C.Dir) qualification, involving an optional three-hour exam based on a three-day course covering all aspects of board governance. In mid-March, CGTI took the C.Dir training...

Post cabinet meeting statement

March 20, 2015
Governor Peter Beckingham, chaired the 9th meeting of the Cabinet on Wednesday 18th March 2015 at the Hilly Ewing Building on Providenciales. All Ministers were present. At this meeting Cabinet: • Received a presentation from Police Commissioner James Smith setting out his observations...

Opposition upset over healthcare investigation delay

March 17, 2015
The opposition Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) is upset over a delay in putting into effect a motion passed in the TCI House of Assembly on January 27, 2015, recommending to the governor that a thorough investigation be carried out into the costs of the controversial healthcare contract.

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