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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...

Mistrial application dismissed; Turks and Caicos corruption trial resumes

February 4, 2016
Mistrial application dismissed; Turks and Caicos corruption trial resumes PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- 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.

BVI participates in EU funded regional study on diversification

February 2, 2016
BVI participates in EU funded regional study on diversification ROAD TOWN, BVI -- The British Virgin Islands is participating in a regional study on diversification of the Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs). The study was launched on November 26, 2015, and is being conducted by the European Union funded Caribbean Overseas...

Sandals statement prompts call for mistrial in Turks and Caicos

February 1, 2016
Sandals statement prompts call for mistrial in Turks and Caicos PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- 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, Sandals Resort International issued a statement on Friday acknowledging...

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

February 1, 2016
Turks and Caicos Crown land valued at $75m sold for $3m, says prosecutor PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- 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...

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

January 30, 2016
History will not stand in the way of development, said former Turks and Caicos premier PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- On Thursday, Andrew Mitchell QC described how former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick was challenged about a proposed development on Middle Caicos that would remove an area of historical importance and land that was supposed to become ...

Development agreement 'madness', said Turks and Caicos attorney general

January 29, 2016
Development agreement 'madness', said Turks and Caicos 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 then...

Prosecution outlines secret payments made by Sandals to Turks and Caicos ministers

January 28, 2016
Prosecution outlines secret payments made by Sandals to Turks and Caicos ministers PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- 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...

Turks and Caicos government allegedly defrauded of millions

January 27, 2016
Turks and Caicos government allegedly defrauded of millions PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- On Monday, Andrew Mitchell QC commenced 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 in detail a land transaction that allegedly defrauded...

Another $525,000 in alleged bribes paid by Turks and Caicos resort developer

January 25, 2016
Another $525,000 in alleged bribes paid by Turks and Caicos resort developer PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- On Friday, the fifth 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 completed his outline of what he had earlier described as a corrupt relationship.

Turks and Caicos gaming delegation visits Jamaica

January 25, 2016
Turks and Caicos 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 and...

Former Turks and Caicos premier received $575,000 in bribes, prosecution alleges

January 23, 2016
Former Turks and Caicos premier received $575,000 in bribes, prosecution alleges PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- In the fourth day of his opening statement on behalf of the prosecution on Thursday in the criminal trial of former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick and others, Andrew Mitchell QC detailed a total of $575,000 in alleged bribes to Misick by...

Turks and Caicos government deprived of $1.3 million secret profit, says prosecutor

January 22, 2016
Turks and Caicos government deprived of $1.3 million secret profit, says prosecutor PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- In the third day of his opening statement on behalf of the prosecution on Wednesday in the criminal trial of former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick and others, Andrew Mitchell QC outlined how the TCI government was deprived of $1.3 million...

Turks and Caicos ministerial code ignored, says former governor

January 21, 2016
Turks and Caicos ministerial code ignored, says former governor PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- In the second day of his opening statement on behalf of the prosecution on Tuesday in the criminal trial of former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick and others, Andrew Mitchell QC stated that former governor Richard Tauwhare's view of the Ministerial Code...

Turks and Caicos trial about political corruption and financial greed, says prosecutor

January 20, 2016
Turks and Caicos trial about political corruption and financial greed, says prosecutor PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- Andrew Mitchell QC commenced his opening statement on behalf of the prosecution on Monday in the criminal trial of former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick and others, saying the case is about political corruption and financial greed.

Turks and Caicos corruption trial set to resume

January 19, 2016
Turks and Caicos corruption trial set to resume PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- The much delayed trial of former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Cabinet ministers and others was set to resume at the court in Providenciales with opening statements from the prosecution on Monday, after a number of pre-trial applications by the defendants were denied.

British crew seeking fun at Sol Rally Barbados, Turks Caicos 'promoting the brand'

January 16, 2016
British crew seeking fun at Sol Rally Barbados, Turks Caicos 'promoting the brand' BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- British couple Marcel Freling and Karen Robinson are seeking to revive the “fun factor” in their rallying by competing in Sol Rally Barbados 2016. The multiple award-winners in the hotly-contested British Trial and Rally Drivers Association (BTRDA) Championship...

Turks and Caicos signs $28m loan agreement with Royal Bank of Canada

January 15, 2016
Turks and Caicos signs $28m loan agreement with Royal Bank of Canada PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government on Wednesday signed a new $28 million loan agreement with the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) to complete repayment of the $170 million bond guaranteed by Britain. The balance of the bond will be repaid from...

Commentary: Minister regrets 'No VAT' in Turks and Caicos Islands

January 8, 2016
Commentary: Minister regrets 'No VAT' in Turks and Caicos Islands Rumors of the sun setting on the British Empire have been slightly exaggerated. The dominion Britain still exercises over the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), my mother country, attests to this fact. As it happened, I was in the vanguard of TCIslanders who called on the British government in 2008...

New Turks and Caicos law halts path to permanent residency and citizenship

December 31, 2015
New Turks and Caicos law halts path to permanent residency and citizenship PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- The House of Assembly in the Turks and Cacios Islands (TCI) has passed a new law that stops the path to permanent residency status and eventual citizenship for foreign workers. This appears to affect numerous Haitian, Jamaican and Dominican Republic guest workers.

Corruption trial begins in Turks and Caicos

December 16, 2015
Corruption trial begins in Turks and Caicos PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- The corruption trial of the 2003-2009 Progressive National Party (PNP)-led government has begun in Providenciales, the most heavily populated and developed of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). The trial, originally expected to have begun in 2012, was delayed when...

CDB approves loan and grant for Turks and Caicos to assist economy and transportation

December 14, 2015
CDB approves loan and grant for Turks and Caicos to assist economy and transportation BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Following the acceptance of the country strategy paper developed by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the government of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) has moved to work with the Bank to improve its economy and access technical assistance...

Commentary: The View from Europe: A special relationship

December 12, 2015
Commentary: The View from Europe: A special relationship Each year the elected leaders of Britain’s overseas territories (OTs) gather from around the world to meet with British ministers in London. Their objective is to discuss the continuing partnership with the UK, to establish priorities and to try to resolve differences. For the most part, the issues...

High profile corruption trial to open in Turks and Caicos

December 7, 2015
High profile corruption trial to open in Turks and Caicos PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- The trial of former premier Michael Misick and nine co-defendants on multiple charges of fraud, corruption and money laundering will begin on Tuesday at the Supreme Court in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, and is expected to last six months.

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