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PNP to pay $3.2 million to regain headquarters building

February 20, 2016
The Progressive National Party (PNP) will reportedly pay $3.2 million to regain possession of its headquarters in Providenciales, from which it was evicted following legal action by the TCI government in July 2013. Some $300,000 has to be paid in back rent.

Corruption-accused former premier to seek re-election

February 20, 2016
Corruption-accused former premier to seek re-election Former premier Michael Misick, who is currently on trial on a number of corruption and money laundering charges, announced on Saturday his intention to seek the nomination to run for the North and Middle Caicos electoral district for the Progressive National Party (PNP) at the next general elections.

PNP convention boycotted by government minister

February 20, 2016
PNP convention boycotted by government minister This weekend’s Progressive National Party (PNP) convention was boycotted by Don Hue Gardiner, minister of immigration, which insiders say is a result of him becoming disgruntled by a failure of the PNP leader, Rufus Ewing, to move a motion to make all incumbents’ seats safe from...

Post cabinet meeting statement

February 20, 2016
Governor Peter Beckingham chaired the sixth meeting of the Cabinet on Wednesday, 17 February 2016, at the Hon. Hilly Ewing Building on Providenciales. All ministers were present except the minister of border control and employment. At this meeting Cabinet...

PNP to regain possession of headquarters building

February 17, 2016
PNP to regain possession of headquarters building According to Premier Dr Rufus Ewing, his Progressive National Party (PNP) is to regain possession of its headquarters building in Providenciales, which it lost in a legal battle with the government in 2013. The TCI Supreme Court ruled in the Crown’s favour in July 2013, giving judgment to the government...

Election countdown begins

February 17, 2016
Election countdown begins With general elections due in the TCI no later than February 2017, the two major political parties are ramping up their preparations. First out the gate was the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) with an announcement that it had formally opened up its candidate selection process.

High seas put Grand Turk properties at risk

February 17, 2016
High seas put Grand Turk properties at risk High swells and wave action in Grand Turk have resulted in severe erosion along the coast, causing concern among several beach-front property owners. The Department of Environment and Maritime Affairs (DEMA) is working with property owners and, in some circumstances...

UWI representatives make official visit to TCI

February 17, 2016
UWI representatives make official visit to TCI Manager for the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus British Overseas Territories (BOT) Sites, Dr Phyllis Fleming-Banks is making her first official visit to the Turks and Caicos Islands during the week of 15-19 February 2016. Fleming-Banks, who has responsibility for...

Governor and Dominican Republic foreign minister hold first high level talks for years

February 17, 2016
Governor and Dominican Republic foreign minister hold first high level talks for years Governor Peter Beckingham and the permanent secretary of the ministry of border control and labour, Clara Gardiner, held talks on February 12 in Santo Domingo with the foreign minister of the Dominican Republic, Andres Navarro, two vice ministers, the head of the navy and a team of officials.

TCI featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2016

February 17, 2016
TCI featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2016 The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2016 is shining a major spotlight on the “Beautiful by Nature” Turks and Caicos Islands. The destination, apart from the cover models, is featured in this year’s highly anticipated Swimsuit Edition that hit newsstands, the web, and mobile platforms this week.

Prosecution concludes opening statement in corruption trial

February 9, 2016
Prosecution concludes opening statement in corruption trial 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 continued his summary of the...

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...

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