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TCI corruption under investigation in Czech Republic

July 8, 2014
Anti-corruption police in the Czech Republic have launched an investigation into the suspected involvement of executives of the Czech/Slovak J&T financial group and local politicians in bribery and corruption in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI).

TCI secures first S&P credit rating of BBB+

July 8, 2014
The Turks and Caicos Islands was given its first sovereign credit rating of BBB+ from international ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) last Tuesday. S&P’s rating highlights that the Turks and Caicos is a prosperous country with a gross domestic product of around $24,000 per capita.

Post cabinet meeting statement

July 8, 2014
Governor Peter Beckingham chaired the meeting of the Cabinet at the Hilly Ewing Building on Providenciales on Wednesday, 2 July 2014. All Ministers were present except Porsha Stubbs-Smith and Don Hue Gardiner. At this meeting Cabinet:

Debate on payroll tax shelved indefinitely

June 25, 2014
On Monday, the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) House of Assembly was adjourned sine die without a vote on a controversial Payroll Tax Bill. In addition to the payroll tax debate, four private members' motions and a number of parliamentary questions already carried over from...

Education ministry responds to questions over high school

June 25, 2014
In response to questions raised by local media, the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sport and Libraries said that the physical plant at Clement Howell High School (CHHS) and indeed all schools are of serious concern and it is for this reason that the ministry is addressing these issues as much as possible.

New turtle and conch regulations take effect July 1

June 25, 2014
The Department of Environment and Maritime Affairs (DEMA) has advised the public that as of 1 July 2014, new regulations for turtle and conch under the Fisheries Protection Ordinance will take effect. The regulations include the following restrictions on the taking of turtles:

TCI gets first female chief justice

June 20, 2014
Governor Peter Beckingham has accepted the recommendation of the Judicial Service Commission to appoint Justice Margaret Ramsay-Hale as the next chief justice of the Turks and Caicos Islands it was announced on Thursday. Ramsay-Hale was previously appointed as puisne judge...

TCI media challenge gag order

June 20, 2014
A court order restricting the press from reporting details of one of the many ongoing corruption cases in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) was successfully challenged by the local media last week. On Monday, June 9, at the request of the defence, Justice James Robertson ordered...

Post Cabinet meeting statement

June 20, 2014
Governor Peter Beckingham chaired the 15th meeting of the Cabinet on Wednesday 18th June 2014 at the House of Assembly Building on Grand Turk. All Ministers were present except the premier who is travelling on official business. At this meeting Cabinet...

TCI reports additional cases of chikungunya

June 20, 2014
The ministry of health and human services has received confirmation of an additional four positive cases of chikungunya. This brings the total number of positive cases for the TCI to six. In addition, the ministry of health is also closely monitoring dengue fever cases.

Premier defends conflict of interest

May 14, 2014
Premier defends conflict of interest Premier Rufus Ewing has attempted to defend the apparent conflict of interest that exists in relation to the reported employment of his wife Dr Dawn Perry by government healthcare contractor Interheath Canada (IHC). According to Ewing, since the conflict has long existed...

Former premier denies fleeing from justice

May 14, 2014
Former premier denies fleeing from justice In a second interview in the last 30 days, former and now disgraced premier Michael Misick conducted an interview with his party’s house organ, the TCI Sun newspaper. The majority of the interview simply repeated Misick’s apparently faulty memory of events that led up to his resignation as premier.

South Caicos Crown land sale under scrutiny

May 14, 2014
The purchase of over 1,000 acres of Crown land in South Caicos is now drawing attention to the Sail Rock development. It was believed the Chicago-based developer, who has promised to move forward and provide both construction and employment opportunities for locals...

Residents react to police and immigration campaign

May 14, 2014
The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force in Providenciales has teamed up with border control and immigration enforcement officials to set up road blocks on the Leeward Highway. The police are checking for car registrations, insurance, current licence stickers and...

Opposition leader supports high school split

May 14, 2014
Opposition leader supports high school split Opposition leader Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson has gone on record as supporting rumoured government plans to split the Clement Howell High School in Providenciales in response to overcrowding, saying that it is a move that ought to have taken priority since year one of the current government.


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