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Three British Overseas Territories unite on gender affairs

June 25, 2016
Three British Overseas Territories unite on gender affairs ROAD TOWN, BVI -- The Office of Gender Affairs in the British Virgin Islands has shared its expertise on gender affairs with the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), following a two-week attachment of the gender director of the TCI, Carolyn Dickenson. Dickenson’s attachment from June 13 to 24...

Brexit will see renewed focus on overseas territories, says UK minister

June 21, 2016
Brexit will see renewed focus on overseas territories, says UK minister GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- The UK minister with responsibility for the British overseas territories (BoTs) has said that a British exit from the European Union will be an advantage for the BoTs because the UK will be able to focus on traditional relationships with them.

Expedia reports increase in travel demand for Turks and Caicos in 2015

June 8, 2016
Expedia reports increase in travel demand for Turks and Caicos in 2015 COCKBURN TOWN, TCI -- Expedia, one of the world’s leading travel companies, has reported that travel demand to the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) on all Expedia sites grew 15 percent in 2015 when compared to 2014. Package bookings, transactions that combine components...

Corruption-accused former Turks and Caicos premier permitted to travel for medical attention

June 6, 2016
Corruption-accused former Turks and Caicos premier permitted to travel for medical attention PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- According to local media, former premier Michael Misick, the chief defendant in the ongoing Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) prosecution of a number of former government ministers and others on numerous corruption-related charges, was granted permission to...

BVI advocates for more UK engagement with overseas territories

June 6, 2016
BVI advocates for more UK engagement with overseas territories LONDON, England -- British Virgin Islands London office director Benito Wheatley has said there is a need for greater engagement from the UK government and parliamentary support on key overseas territories issues. Wheatley was addressing the second Overseas Territories (OT)...

Embattled Turks and Caicos DPP resigns

June 4, 2016
Embattled Turks and Caicos DPP resigns PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- According to a statement issued by the Government Press Office in Grand Turk, the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) director of public prosecutions (DPP), John Masters, has resigned for what were described as “personal reasons” and has left the islands.

UK Overseas Territories take a stand against online child sexual abuse imagery

June 2, 2016
UK Overseas Territories take a stand against online child sexual abuse imagery LONDON, England -- In an historic announcement on Wednesday, 12 British Overseas Territories launched dedicated reporting portals, to allow web users to report images and videos of child sexual abuse. The IWF (Internet Watch Foundation) initiative has been made possible by...

Turks and Caicos to solicit public input on beneficial ownership information exchange

May 24, 2016
Turks and Caicos to solicit public input on beneficial ownership information exchange PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- The government of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) is inviting all stakeholders, corporate businesses, financial associations, interest groups, etc., to comment and provide feedback, advice, input in any form helpful to active participation in the design of the...

Turks and Caicos corruption trial prolonged

April 28, 2016
Turks and Caicos corruption trial prolonged PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- The corruption trial in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) of former government ministers and others will not be finished in 2016, according to chief prosecutor Andrew Mitchell QC. The proceedings began in December last year and were expected to last six months.

Turks and Caicos officials understudy tax reform in St Kitts-Nevis

April 25, 2016
Turks and Caicos officials understudy tax reform in St Kitts-Nevis BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- A team of officials from the Revenue and the Treasury Departments in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) reviewed the workings of the Inland Revenue Department in St Kitts and Nevis in a bid to strengthen their own collection structures.

Letter: Keith and Colm's 'Malice in Blunderland' - Part I

April 12, 2016
Letter: Keith and Colm's 'Malice in Blunderland' - Part I The Keith Rowley PNM might have believed that they were going to the Parliament on Friday 8th April 2016 to continue what has become a habit of skilful deception. But despite their best efforts, both Rowley and Colm Imbert unwittingly admitted that they haven’t a clue...

Commentary: The View from Europe: The Panama connection

April 9, 2016
Commentary: The View from Europe: The Panama connection A few days ago the leader of the British Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, called on the British prime minister to consider taking direct control of Britain’s Caribbean overseas territories. His remarks – not without irony as, of all of the members of the British Parliament, he is among those...

Call for direct rule of British overseas territories 'absurd', says Cayman Islands minister

April 8, 2016
Call for direct rule of British overseas territories 'absurd', says Cayman Islands minister GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Cayman’s financial services minister has dismissed as absurd the suggestion by the UK leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, that the British government should consider imposing direct rule on its overseas territories and dependencies...

Turks and Caicos DPP under fire

April 1, 2016
Turks and Caicos DPP under fire GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS)-- John Masters, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) and a former senior prosecutor in the Cayman Islands, is under investigation by the territory’s Integrity Commission. According to reports from TCI...

Commentary: The View from Europe: Brexit and the UK Overseas Territories

March 12, 2016
Commentary: The View from Europe: Brexit and the UK Overseas Territories On June 23, voters in Britain will decide whether they wish to remain within the European Union (EU). If they vote to leave, as some polls suggest, they may inadvertently affect the special status that the UK’s Overseas Territories in the Caribbean have with Europe. In a recent indication of...

Caribbean economies experience 'mixed fortunes' in 'topsy-turvy' external environment

February 26, 2016
Caribbean economies experience 'mixed fortunes' in 'topsy-turvy' external environment BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (WINN) -- St Kitts and Nevis, Grenada and the Turks and Caicos Islands showed 4 percent growth, due to improved tourism arrivals and increased tourism related construction, while the region's economic powerhouse Trinidad and Tobago grew by just 0.2 percent.

Turks and Caicos repays British-guaranteed borrowing

February 26, 2016
Turks and Caicos repays British-guaranteed borrowing LONDON, England -- In a written statement to the House of Commons in London on Thursday, UK minister of state for international development, Desmond Swayne, announced that on Monday the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government repaid its remaining borrowing under...

Corruption-accused former premier to seek re-election in Turks and Caicos

February 22, 2016
Corruption-accused former premier to seek re-election in Turks and Caicos PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- Former Turks and Caicos (TCI) 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.

Election countdown begins in Turks and Caicos

February 18, 2016
Election countdown begins in Turks and Caicos PROVIDENCIALES, TCI --With general elections due in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) no later than February 2017, the two major political parties are ramping up their preparations. First out the gate was the opposition Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) with an announcement that...

Turks and Caicos and Dominican Republic hold first high level talks in years

February 18, 2016
Turks and Caicos and Dominican Republic hold first high level talks in years SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) 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...

Turks and Caicos featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2016

February 18, 2016
Turks and Caicos featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2016 PROVIDENCIALES, TCI --The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2016 is shining a major spotlight on the “Beautiful by Nature” Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). The destination, apart from the cover models, is featured in this year’s highly anticipated Swimsuit Edition that hit newsstands...

Ruling party in Turks and Caicos to regain possession of headquarters building

February 17, 2016
Ruling party in Turks and Caicos to regain possession of headquarters building PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- According to Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Premier Dr Rufus Ewing, his ruling 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.

Undercover investigation reveals role of British overseas territories in moving suspect money

February 13, 2016
Undercover investigation reveals role of British overseas territories in moving suspect money NEW YORK, USA -- A new investigation from advocacy group Global Witness, shown recently on CBS’ 60 Minutes, showed the role that British overseas territories can play in facilitating the movement of suspect funds into the US.  Wearing a hidden camera, a Global Witness investigator...

interCaribbean Airways to begin Havana service from Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

February 10, 2016
interCaribbean Airways to begin Havana service from Providenciales, Turks and Caicos PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Commencing on May 3, 2016, interCaribbean Airways will launch new nonstop services to Havana's Jose Martí International Airport (HAV), from Providenciales (PLS), Turks and Caicos Islands. With this new nonstop service to Havana...

Prosecution concludes opening statement in Turks and Caicos corruption trial

February 9, 2016
Prosecution concludes opening statement in Turks and Caicos corruption trial PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- 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...

Two Turks and Caicos ministers received $4.2 million from development middleman

February 8, 2016
Two Turks and Caicos ministers received $4.2 million from development middleman PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- 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...

Prosecution alleges more bribes paid to Turks and Caicos ministers

February 5, 2016
Prosecution alleges more bribes paid to Turks and Caicos ministers PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- 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...

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