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Prosecution concludes opening statement in corruption trial

February 9, 2016
On Friday, the final day of his two-week opening statement on behalf of the prosecution in the criminal trial of former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick and others on corruption and money laundering charges, Andrew Mitchell QC...

Post cabinet meeting statement

February 9, 2016
Governor Peter Beckingham chaired the fourth meeting of the Cabinet on Thursday, 4 February 2016, at the Hon. Hilly Ewing Building on Providenciales. All ministers were present. At this meeting Cabinet: Approved the appointment of Mr Devon Williams...

Ministers received $4.2 million from development middleman

February 8, 2016
Ministers received $4.2 million from development middleman On Thursday, Andrew Mitchell QC continued his opening statement on behalf of the prosecution in the criminal trial of former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick and others on various corruption and money laundering charges, by examining a proposed development on West Caicos.

TCI currently zika-free

February 8, 2016
TCI currently zika-free While the number of zika virus cases continues to increases in the Caribbean and Latin America region and more countries are becoming affected, the ministry of health, agriculture and human services has confirmed that the TCI is currently zika free. Premier and minister of health...

Payments induced ministers to act corruptly, Crown says

February 4, 2016
Payments induced ministers to act corruptly, Crown says On Wednesday, day twelve of his opening statement on behalf of the prosecution in the criminal trial of former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick and others on various corruption and money laundering charges, Andrew Mitchell QC continued summarising a resort...

Mistrial application dismissed; corruption trial resumes

February 3, 2016
Mistrial application dismissed; corruption trial resumes The criminal trial of former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick and others on various corruption and money laundering charges resumed on Tuesday after the presiding judge dismissed an application for a mistrial by Ralph Thorne QC, representing Misick.

Sandals statement prompts application for mistrial

February 1, 2016
Sandals statement prompts application for mistrial Following the recent disclosure of secret payments made to former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick by one or more Sandals-related companies (Crown outlines secret payments made by Sandals), Sandals Resort International issued a statement on Friday acknowledging that...

Crown land valued at $75m sold for $3m, says prosecutor

February 1, 2016
Crown land valued at $75m sold for $3m, says prosecutor On Friday, Andrew Mitchell QC concluded the second week of his opening statement on behalf of the prosecution in the criminal trial of former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick and others by outlining how Crown land valued at $75 million was sold for $3 million.

Speedboat with illegal migrants makes landfall

February 1, 2016
Speedboat with illegal migrants makes landfall Officers of the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) in conjunction with Immigration Task Force have launched an investigation after the discovery of a speedboat in the North West Point area of Providenciales on Saturday morning. At approximately 7:46 am on Saturday...

Post cabinet meeting statement

February 1, 2016
Governor Peter Beckingham chaired the third meeting of the Cabinet on Thursday, 28 January 2016, at the Hon. N J S Francis Building on Grand Turk. All ministers were present. At this meeting Cabinet: Noted the recommendations of the Procurement Board...

History will not stand in the way of development, said former premier

January 29, 2016
History will not stand in the way of development, said former premier On Thursday, Andrew Mitchell QC described how Clayton Been of TCInvest challenged former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick about a proposed development on Middle Caicos that would remove an area of historical importance and land that was supposed to become National Trust land.

Police investigate fire at Grand Turk high school

January 29, 2016
The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) is investigating a fire that extensively damaged the top floor of the new administration block of the Helena Jones Robinson High School on Grand Turk on Friday morning. At approximately 3.38 am...

Salt Cay development agreement 'madness', said attorney general

January 28, 2016
Salt Cay development agreement 'madness', said attorney general PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- On Wednesday, the eighth day of his opening statement on behalf of the prosecution in the criminal trial of former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick and others, Andrew Mitchell QC continued his outline of a development agreement that...

Crown outlines secret payments made by Sandals

January 27, 2016
Crown outlines secret payments made by Sandals On Tuesday, the seventh day of his opening statement on behalf of the prosecution in the criminal trial of former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick and others, Andrew Mitchell QC concluded his outline of a land transaction that allegedly defrauded...

TCI gaming delegation visits Jamaica

January 27, 2016
TCI gaming delegation visits Jamaica KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) – Jamaica’s Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) on Friday hosted consultations with government officials from the Turks and Caicos Islands (TC), to aid that British territory in the finalisation of its gaming policy, reformation of its gaming laws...

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