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Commentary: The American Health Care Act - is it really?

April 27, 2017
Commentary: The American Health Care Act - is it really? The AHCA, rejected by Republicans – and of course the Democrats – and currently under revision, seems not to have as its priority the health care of the American people. What it appears to be about, and in this order, is: tax cuts for the wealthy, concern for the insurance carriers, and last...

CDB to discuss regional productivity, tourism industry reform at annual meeting

April 25, 2017
CDB to discuss regional productivity, tourism industry reform at annual meeting BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) will release two major studies to support the region’s economic growth agenda at the 47th annual meeting of its board of governors. The flagship event will be held in the Turks and Caicos Islands from May 24-25, 2017.

PANCAP hosts youth meeting to discuss ending AIDS by 2030

April 20, 2017
PANCAP hosts youth meeting to discuss ending AIDS by 2030 PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) will host a meeting of youth leaders from 19 Caribbean countries on April 21 and 22, 2017 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The focus of the forum will be a discussion on the role of youth in the national and...

Commentary: Needed: A code of ethics for hospitality entertainers?

April 19, 2017
Commentary: Needed: A code of ethics for hospitality entertainers? Throughout the Caribbean, the hospitality industry is regarded more than ever as one of the main revenue earners, and employment providers. Some countries take this for granted, as they have experienced the service sector to a greater extent than others. But if the hospitality industry is not...

Commentary: The importance of professional development in teaching

April 18, 2017
Commentary: The importance of professional development in teaching Teachers need to become partners in and ultimately responsible for their own learning. The process whereby this is achieved is through professional development. Professional development is an ongoing, continuous process. Teachers should be desirous of constantly improving themselves.

Turks and Caicos governor challenges anonymous author of open letter

April 13, 2017
Turks and Caicos governor challenges anonymous author of open letter PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- In a statement on Tuesday, David Moore, the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) governor’s press secretary responded to an email communication, described as 'open' by the sender, from an individual called Edith Delancy, which makes a number of allegations and...

Open response to Turks and Caicos Islands governor

April 13, 2017
Attacking the messenger and denying the message without proper investigation is routine operating procedure for the British FCO. Turks & Caicos Islanders are familiar with this FCO tactic and David Moore’s comments are typical of the FCO by accusing a TCI citizen of...

Demand for luxury properties throughout Caribbean region report significant growth in 2016

April 12, 2017
Demand for luxury properties throughout Caribbean region report significant growth in 2016 SEATTLE, USA -- The Expedia group, the world’s largest online travel agency, has reported that travel demand to luxury properties throughout the Caribbean increased in 2016. When compared to 2015, overall demand for four and five-star rated properties throughout the Caribbean...

BVI business consultants may soon bid on EU projects

April 11, 2017
BVI business consultants may soon bid on EU projects ROAD TOWN, BVI -- British Virgin Islands business consultants will soon have the opportunity to bid on regional and international projects under the European Union (EU) portfolio. Consultants in the BVI, and other Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) who are inducted into the Chapter of...

Open letter to Dr John Freeman, governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands

April 11, 2017
The inaugural speech that you delivered to the Turks and Caicos Islands House of Assembly on October 17, 2016, was encouraging to those of us who fully understand the true economic value and importance of inward investment to the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Turks and Caicos health insurance scheme faces 'serious issues and significant liabilities'

April 10, 2017
Turks and Caicos health insurance scheme faces 'serious issues and significant liabilities' PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- Commenting on a recent report on the management of the National Health Insurance Board (NHIB) by the chief internal auditor, Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Governor Dr John Freeman noted that serious mismanagement of the NHIB or of other statutory boards could...

Letter: The PDM's ball and chain

April 6, 2017
Letter: The PDM's ball and chain In times gone by, it was not uncommon to restrain the movements of a jailhouse prisoner by attaching an 18” 85lb steel ball and a 24” length of steel chain to his ankle. The ball and chain significantly reduced the prisoner’s mobility and ensured that wherever he went, he went there slowly.

Commentary: Tales from South Caicos

April 5, 2017
Commentary: Tales from South Caicos South Caicos is an admired and cherished island. It is often referred to as ‘the Fishing Capital’ of the Turks and Caicos Islands. And it is now growing into a formidable competitor in the hospitality industry. The island has produced many prominent politicians including a Speaker of the...

Letter: Rodents, roaches and Invest Turks and Caicos

March 31, 2017
Letter: Rodents, roaches and Invest Turks and Caicos Last week I read an article in the Turks & Caicos Weekly News about Invest Turks and Caicos and the CEO, Mr John Rutherford, hosting “a rebranding launch and network reception” to “launch their new brand”. Presumably this is an attempt to improve the business image of the TCI...

Privy Council upholds Turks and Caicos Islands government asset recovery claim

March 29, 2017
Privy Council upholds Turks and Caicos Islands government asset recovery claim LONDON, England -- On Monday, the Privy Council in London dismissed an appeal by Akita Holdings Ltd against the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government, affirming the decisions of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal as part of the government's claim against Akita Holdings under...

Commentary: Vision politics

March 28, 2017
Commentary: Vision politics Many political leaders think that the use of the term vision suggests a path well deliberated, and once achievement measures are attached, all will be well. There is no real thought as to whether vision clarity is achieved, or the possible hidden zigzags along the way. Many also feel that if the word...

Former Turks and Caicos premier's brother denies being on trial on corruption charges

March 24, 2017
Former Turks and Caicos premier's brother denies being on trial on corruption charges PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- In a somewhat bizarre email to Caribbean News Now on Wednesday, Chalmers ‘Chal’ Misick, the brother of disgraced former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier, Michael Misick, claimed that a reference to him as “being tried for corruption, misconduct, fraud...

Letter: Lloyd Best - a Caribbean icon

March 23, 2017
Letter: Lloyd Best - a Caribbean icon This week, the Lloyd Best Institute of the West Indies presents a Lecture Series in honour of, in my view, one of Trinidad and Tobago’s most intellectually stimulating and (perhaps because of this) also underrated thinkers. As a young Caribbean scholar I felt it necessary to share my own...

Investors lose millions in failed Turks and Caicos development

March 22, 2017
Investors lose millions in failed Turks and Caicos development PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- More than 500 investors have reportedly been swindled out at least $70 million in a development in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), with the majority of investors being from the US and UK.  The Caicos Beach Resort and Marina on South Caicos was to be...

Commentary: Character-based leadership: The game changer

March 18, 2017
Commentary: Character-based leadership: The game changer The idea of leadership has come in for much analysis and discussion recently. It has replaced management as a strategy for organizational and employee development, and has deeper dimensions, including areas such as winning the confidence and commitment of others, and stirring...

Commentary: Managing the boss with issues

March 9, 2017
Commentary: Managing the boss with issues As organizations become more complex, greater demands are made on ‘manager bosses’ to perform more proficiently, and realize the corporation’s vision. Those bosses who have not participated in management development programmes, will be left behind in their knowledge and skills, and this...

Commentary: When spiritual leaders backslide

March 1, 2017
Commentary: When spiritual leaders backslide Quite recently, there have been reports in particular Caribbean media, and other information sources, of some leaders of a religious/spiritual orientation not living up to expectations. And in instances, these activities have caused the legal authorities to become involved. Of course, these occurrences have...

Commentary: World War III: A war that would have no winners

February 27, 2017
Commentary: World War III: A war that would have no winners Just the other day, Mikhail Gorbachev, former president of the now defunct Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), warned that "The world is preparing for war”. And the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize winner, writing in a Time magazine opinion piece, “urge[d] the members of the United Nations...

Turks and Caicos premier accused of flip-flopping at OCTA forum

February 25, 2017
Turks and Caicos premier accused of flip-flopping at OCTA forum PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- Newly elected premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson, has been accused by the opposition of accepting the chairmanship of the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTA) while at the same time flip-flopping on supporting one of...

Commentary: Fostering meaning and transforming our lives

February 22, 2017
Commentary: Fostering meaning and transforming our lives In Psychology Today, Andy Tix states in a blog titled “Finding the meaning of life today”, that each of the roles we play provides opportunities for regular meaning making, and there are many ways to add meaning and significance in our daily lives if we look further, and that each of us has the...

Confirmed cases of dengue fever in Turks and Caicos

February 21, 2017
Confirmed cases of dengue fever in Turks and Caicos GRAND TURK, TCI -- The ministry of health, agriculture and human services in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) has advised that, during the period of February 17 - 20, 15 students and one teacher at the HJ Robinson High School in Grand Turk have reported symptoms consistent with dengue fever.

Letter: Mugged and robbed in the Turks and Caicos

February 20, 2017
Letter: Mugged and robbed in the Turks and Caicos My name is Tim Michalak and my wife Loreen was vacationing with three of her friends when she was pulled out of a van, dragged along the road and when her purse strap broke, was robbed of her possessions. She apparently only has superficial cuts, scrapes, and bruising. However the emotional effect...

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