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Monday, May 3, 2010

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- The first legal action was filed on Friday by the Special Investigative Prosecuting Team, headed by Helen Garlick, set up in the Turks and Caicos Islands following the partial suspension of the constitution and the assumption of direct rule of the Territory by Britain. read more...



Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Growing up in Turks & Caicos we always were told by our parents, and those we looked up to, to make sure we kept good company. Something must have stuck because I can say without a doubt that I am in good company. Now don’t get me wrong, I have friends important to me in high places. read more...



Friday, April 16, 2010

In an event purportedly as historic as the first televised US presidential debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon 50 years ago, the leaders of Britain’s three major parties -- Labour’s Gordon Brown, the Conservative’s David Cameron, and the Liberal Democrats’ Nick Clegg -- engaged in... read more...



Monday, April 12, 2010

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- The Turks and Caicos National Trust, through the efforts of its leader Ethlyn Gibbs Williams and Trust members and supporters, has done an extensive amount of discreet and careful investigation into the ownership of blocks of land at the Northwest area of Middle Caicos. read more...



Monday, April 12, 2010

Methinks the British, and by the British I really mean the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), and to a lesser extent other leading authorities, are quite stunned about the lowly Turks & Caicos and its current trials and tribulations, and how this issue has grabbed their body politic by the throat and not let go. read more...



Saturday, April 10, 2010

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- The main offices of TCI Bank in Providenciales, which ios partially owned by a number of OECS banks, were closed down on Friday, as well as the branch in Grand Turk, following the appointment of provisional liquidators Anthony Kikivarakis and Mark Munnings. read more...



Saturday, March 13, 2010

I am a lawyer, born in Jamaica, but residing in the Turks and Caicos where I have practiced law for the majority of my career. Anyway, the primary purpose of this email is to reflect a bit on your article. I could not agree with you more on the financial matters that you have so ably discussed. read more...



Wednesday, March 10, 2010

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- In a letter to civil service staff on Tuesday, chief executive officer of the interim government, Mark Capes, informed all public employees in the Turks and Caicos Islands that public service salaries and wages for all staff, plus certain allowances will be cut by 10 percent. read more...



Wednesday, March 10, 2010

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- A “Unity March” called for Monday March 8 satisfied organisers with a large turnout and the event has been hailed as a “stunning success”. The crowd size was confirmed by a former police officer skilled in estimating the size of crowds and two media houses. read more...



Tuesday, March 2, 2010

LONDON, England (AFP) -- Tory deputy party chairman Lord Ashcroft on Monday admitted he had held "non-dom" tax status for the past 10 years, allowing the Conservatives' leading political donor, who has ties to Belize and the Turks and Caicos Islands, to avoid paying UK taxes on his overseas earnings. read more...



Tuesday, February 2, 2010

LONDON, England (Reuters) -- Senior politicians have been "evasive and obfuscatory" about the tax status of millionaire Lord Ashcroft, who has ties to Belize and the Turks and Caicos Islands and who is a major donor to the Conservative Party, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has said in a ruling. read more...



Wednesday, December 9, 2009

LONDON, England -- Minister responsible for the Overseas Territories, Chris Bryant, on Monday met elected leaders from five British Overseas Territories (OTs) in the Caribbean who are in London for the annual Overseas Territories Consultative Council (OTCC) on 8 and 9 December. read more...



Monday, November 16, 2009

In the spirit of transparency and accountability, I should begin by acknowledging that I was amongst the most plaintive callers for British intervention in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). And, despite some disappointment with the way direct rule is unfolding, I remain convinced that this intervention was necessary. read more...



Friday, October 30, 2009

LONDON, England (Reuters) -- Britain's overseas financial havens should bump up taxes to wean their economies off credit crunch hit banking, insurance and funds services, a government commissioned report said on Thursday. The UK government signalled its backing for the report. read more...



Friday, October 23, 2009

On Wednesday, the Attorney General of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), Hon Kurt DeFreitas, issued a press release in which he announced that: “… there is insufficient evidence to charge [former Premier] Michael Misick with any offense in connection with a complaint of serious sexual assault..." read more...



Monday, September 28, 2009

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The incoming governor of the Cayman Islands, Duncan Taylor, has said that Britain’s move partially to suspend the constitution of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) and assume full administrative control is not a backward step, the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) has reported. read more...



Friday, September 25, 2009

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Caribbean countries will be well represented next month when UNICEF partners with the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges’ Association (CMJA) to host a high-level forum to examine justice for children. The Colloquium on the Law and the Child, which brings together... read more...



Monday, September 14, 2009

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos -- The Digicel Cricket Clinics 2009 wrapped up in Turks and Caicos on Saturday with Head Coach, Keith Arthurton, pleading for local cricket associations to focus on sustained youth development programmes throughout the Caribbean. read more...



Saturday, September 12, 2009

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- The Nikki Beach Resort in Providenciales, one of the Turks and Caicos Islands’ most luxurious resorts, announced on Friday that it has closed after its owners went into receivership. Leeward Resort Ltd, stated funding for the operation of the hotel had ceased. read more...



Wednesday, August 26, 2009

NEW YORK, USA (Reuters) -- The US National Hurricane Center said Tuesday a tropical wave in the western Atlantic Ocean northeast of Puerto Rico had a high chance -- greater than 50 percent -- of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours. The system is located about 300 miles northeast of Puerto Rico. read more...



Friday, August 21, 2009

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has expressed its condemnation of a decision taken by the British government to take over rule of one of its associate members, the Turks and Caicos Island. The UK took control of the islands on Friday last after claims of widespread corruption. read more...



Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Now that the Order in Council has come into force, there are a number of things that have begun to take place! First, there has been the total disrespect at the highest level in this country, that being – at the House of Assembly. Up to now Gordon Wetherell has not yet shown the courtesy or given the respect... read more...



Monday, August 17, 2009

LONDON, England (AFP) -- The ousted premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands hit out on Saturday at Britain for ordering the suspension of the local government in its Caribbean territory after a dragging row on corruption. The British government made the move Friday following a probe that found systemic corruption. read more...



Saturday, August 15, 2009

LONDON, England (AFP) -- The local government in the Caribbean territory of Turks and Caicos was ordered to be suspended  following a long-running wrangle over alleged corruption, the British Foreign Office said. The move came five months after the premier of the eight-island tax haven resigned. read more...



Friday, August 14, 2009

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Governor Gordon Wetherell announced on Friday morning that, following the decision in the Court of Appeal in London on 12th August and on the instruction of UK ministers, he has signed a proclamation that brings into force the Order in Council. read more...



Thursday, August 13, 2009

LONDON, England -- Former Turks and Caicos Islands premier Michael Misick has lost his appeal against the earlier rejection by the High Court in London of his bid to challenge a decision by the British government to suspend the territory's constitution. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office announced plans... read more...



Friday, August 7, 2009

I’ve always been dismayed by the fact that Caribbean natives can cite dates and facts about the emancipation of American slaves but are clueless about the emancipation of our own enslaved ancestors. And my dismay is compounded by the fact that the predominantly white leaders of the United States... read more...



Wednesday, August 5, 2009

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- As the investigation into the alleged Olint Ponzi scheme continues, one of the investors has taken on the task of pursuing justice for his family, as well as other investors in the scheme. Dr Christopher Walker says he is investing resources to uncover the truth. read more...



Tuesday, August 4, 2009

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- The Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board (TCITB) is facing yet another lawsuit for alleged non-payment of monies owed and this time, according to one of the attorneys involved, the damages claimed could easily amount to over US$5 million. read more...



Tuesday, August 4, 2009

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- On July 24, Condé Nast Publications, a leading publishing company that is home to numerous magazines and websites, filed a lawsuit in a New York District Court seeking to recover more than one million dollars from the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board. read more...



Friday, July 31, 2009

I join all citizens of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) in expressing profound sadness over the loss of life that occurred after a boat carrying some 200 Haitian migrants ploughed into a coral reef in our waters on Sunday and capsized. Latest reports are that 67 remain missing, and are presumed dead. read more...



Thursday, July 30, 2009

MIAMI, USA (Reuters) -- The US Coast Guard on Wednesday called off its search for up to 67 Haitian migrants missing from a wooden sailboat that sank off the Turks and Caicos Islands, saying they were presumed lost at sea. Fifteen bodies were recovered by rescuers following the wreck of the wooden sloop. read more...



Wednesday, July 29, 2009

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands (AFP) -- Authorities searched for up to 67 Haitian migrants off the Turks and Caicos Islands Tuesday after their overloaded boat capsized, killing at least 15 people. Local police renewed their search at dawn for the dozens of migrants still unaccounted for but had little hope. read more...



Tuesday, July 28, 2009

MIAMI, USA (Reuters) - At least 113 Haitian migrants were rescued by Tuesday after their boat capsized and sank off the Turks and Caicos islands, according to the US Coast Guard which has crews helping with the rescue attempt. Rescuers in small boats and helicopters plucked 113 survivors from the reefs. read more...



Monday, July 20, 2009

I doubt many, if any, TCIslanders have the means to thank Sir Robin Auld for the judicious manner in which he conducted the Commission of Inquiry into possible corruption and other serious dishonesty in relation to the leaders of our country. Prevailing public sentiment is such, however, that I fear no contradiction... read more...



Monday, July 20, 2009

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos islands -- Controversial website WikiLeaks.org has released online an unredacted version of the final report of Commission of Inquiry established in the Turks and Caicos Islands to inquire into allegations of government corruption and serious dishonesty. read more...



Monday, July 20, 2009

GRAND TURK, Turks and Caicos Islands -- In the final Commission of Inquiry report, released in a redacted form by Governor Gordon Wetherell on Saturday, Sir Robin Auld finds “possible corruption” on the part of former premier Michael Misick and four other former Turks and Caicos cabinet ministers. read more...



Monday, July 20, 2009

GRAND TURK, Turks and Caicos Islands: In a surprise move late on Saturday, Turks and Caicos Governor Gordon Wetherell requested Caribbean Net News to remove the link to the redacted version of the Commission of Inquiry’s final report.  In a statement released by the Governor, he said, “At my request... read more...



Friday, July 10, 2009

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- On Thursday, Colin Roberts, Director for the Overseas Territories at Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office, who was on a visit to the Turks and Caicos Islands, said that an important part of the recommendations made by the recent Commission of Inquiry is... read more...



Monday, July 6, 2009

GRAND TURK, Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI-GIS) -- On Friday July 3, 2009, the Turks and Caicos Islands recorded its first case of Influenza A H1N1. The patient is a 16 year old residing in TCI. This determination was made after a laboratory specimen was examined by the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre. read more...



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