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interCaribbean introduces new nonstop flight to Montego Bay from Turks and Caicos

December 9, 2016
interCaribbean introduces new nonstop flight to Montego Bay from Turks and Caicos PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI)-based interCaribbean Airways has announced a new nonstop weekly service from Providenciales to Montego Bay, Jamaica. These new flights will commence operating on December 18, 2016, every Sunday and return every Monday.

Letter: Forty years later, where are we now, Turks and Caicos?

December 9, 2016
Letter: Forty years later, where are we now, Turks and Caicos? This 2016 election is the most consequential ever in the history of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). It begs the question whether TCI people will vote with sense rather than with emotion, family, friend and temporary money, knowing that money cannot last. This week the Progressive National...

Commentary: Technical education - myth or reality? The case of the Turks and Caicos

December 7, 2016
Commentary: Technical education - myth or reality? The case of the Turks and Caicos Over the years, there has been ongoing talk about the provision of Technical Education in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). Some have argued that this is an urgent need. Others share a more cautious and optimistic view. Still others feel that with the ongoing development that the country...

Commentary: The DNA of Turks and Caicos politics

December 6, 2016
Commentary: The DNA of Turks and Caicos politics Politics in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) has certain enduring features, which I categorise as its DNA. These contribute to a way of operating that sustains societal order. One acknowledged feature is that the TCI remains in a partnership relation with Britain. This means it has a modern...

Commonwealth mission to observe Turks and Caicos elections

December 2, 2016
Commonwealth mission to observe Turks and Caicos elections PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- An independent election observer mission of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) will observe the forthcoming general election in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) from 8-18 December. The observer mission is being arranged by the CPA, which...

Commentary: Government or politics?

December 1, 2016
Commentary: Government or politics? We tend to think that government, or governance and politics are identical activities. For me, government refers to the legitimate institutions that formulate the policies that govern and direct the affairs of society. These institutions are based on consent, because society has elected its...

Letter: Where do we go from here, Turks and Caicos? Coalition or bust

November 30, 2016
Letter: Where do we go from here, Turks and Caicos?  Coalition or bust It has been 40 years in the Turks and Caicos Islands since the islands have emerged from a farming economy to a tourism and finance based economic situation. Since then we have seen many leaders from the same conservative and at other times radical political mould.

Commentary: The Turks and Caicos national health insurance scandal

November 29, 2016
Commentary: The Turks and Caicos national health insurance scandal As a part of the preamble to the 800-page contract between Interhealth Canada Construction & Services (TCI) Limited and the now defunct Johnston International Limited: “The Crown (in right of its Government in the Turks and Caicos Islands) ("TCIG") currently provides a national health service...

Commentary: World-wide natural fish resources see drastic decline: An opportunity for the Turks and Caicos?

November 24, 2016
Commentary: World-wide natural fish resources see drastic decline: An opportunity for the Turks and Caicos? Global fish stocks are being depleted at 'alarming' levels while all of the ocean’s marine life forms are declining from human overfishing, pollution, habitat destruction and global warming. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, which keeps global...

Commentary: The Trump factor: Assumption vs personality

November 21, 2016
Commentary: The Trump factor: Assumption vs personality Since the American primaries, and following the general elections, columnists have been parading their opinions on the political issues raised during the campaign, speculating particularly on why Trump won. The Caribbean media continues to have its say not only on the implications of Trump’s...

Commentary: The View from Europe: A new relationship for the Overseas Territories?

November 19, 2016
Commentary: The View from Europe: A new relationship for the Overseas Territories? While most of the world has been focussed on the outcome of the US presidential elections, other events of long-term importance to the region have been taking place. Of these, one of the more significant relates to the relationship between the UK and its overseas territories (OTs).

Commentary: Turks and Caicos Islands Community College - Making strides or marking time?

November 18, 2016
Commentary: Turks and Caicos Islands Community College - Making strides or marking time? The Turks and Caicos Islands Community College (TCICC) was established over two decades ago in order to provide post secondary education to our students and to reduce the burden of astronomical expenditure on overseas scholarships. During this period of time (1994 to 2016)...

Three new zika case confirmed in Turks and Caicos

November 17, 2016
Three new zika case confirmed in Turks and Caicos PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- The ministry of health has confirmed that three new cases of zika have been confirmed in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). This includes the first confirmed case in Grand Turk and brings the total number of confirmed cases in the TCI to 15, which includes 12 females...

Commentary: Nomination Day in the Turks and Caicos - and the race is on

November 17, 2016
Commentary: Nomination Day in the Turks and Caicos - and the race is on This coming Friday, November 18, is nomination day here in the Turks and Caicos Islands. We could as a result see oversized ballot papers, containing 45 candidates, 15 each for the PDM, PNP and PDA. Plus there are potentially ten independent candidates; although many of the voters are...

UK and OTs agree to special Brexit negotiation talks in 2017

November 14, 2016
UK and OTs agree to special Brexit negotiation talks in 2017 LONDON, England -- At the recently concluded Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) in London, the United Kingdom government and the political leaders of the Overseas Territories (OTs) agreed to hold special ministerial talks in early 2017 on Brexit negotiations before Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty...

Commentary: The Caribbean university: A plantation, the master's house?

November 14, 2016
Commentary: The Caribbean university: A plantation, the master's house? In Caribbean history, the plantation, and the master’s house are associated with slavery, its structure, and a set of imposed values. Many Caribbean scholars maintain that these structures remain in place in a subtle way, with changes designed to preserve the system. Plantation society...

Letter: Immigration: Selling our future for money and marriages of convenience

November 14, 2016
Letter: Immigration: Selling our future for money and marriages of convenience The Turks and Caicos Islands has reached a point where it is being invaded from within and from without. The army of illegal immigrants has overwhelmed a weak immigration system. The system is setup so that all who come to these islands can get in without going through the proper checks.

Increased number of dengue fever cases reported in Turks and Caicos

November 12, 2016
Increased number of dengue fever cases reported in Turks and Caicos PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- The ministry of health in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) has reported an increase in the number of dengue fever cases as a result of the recent rains in the TCI. This increase is mainly observed on Grand Turk where a total of 14 cases were reported...

Brexit won't change relationship between UK and territories

November 8, 2016
Brexit won't change relationship between UK and territories LONDON, England (CNS) -- The UK government has said that the referendum result that saw the British people vote to leave the European Union earlier this year does not change the position on sovereignty between it and the overseas territories. The Brexit issue was a key element during...

Confirmed cases of hand, foot and mouth disease reported in Turks and Caicos

November 8, 2016
Confirmed cases of hand, foot and mouth disease reported in Turks and Caicos PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- The ministry of health, agriculture and human services in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) has reported a number of confirmed cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). To date, the majority of these cases have been reported in Providenciales.

Turks and Caicos airline boosts regional connectivity

November 4, 2016
Turks and Caicos airline boosts regional connectivity PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- With its new enhanced winter timetable, interCaribbean Airways substantially boosts regional connectivity and convenience via its fast-growing hub at Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). "Both the passenger's connecting experience...

British Overseas Territories leaders meet in London

November 3, 2016
British Overseas Territories leaders meet in London LONDON, England -- Leaders from the British Overseas Territories are currently in London, where they held a a successful meeting of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) Political Council in preparation for meetings with the UK government at the Joint Ministerial...

Commentary: Reply to Trevor Male's comments on 'Do schools really shape our social identity?'

November 2, 2016
Commentary: Reply to Trevor Male's comments on 'Do schools really shape our social identity?' Trevor opens his comments by alleging I appear to fall into the trap that education equals schooling, and vice-versa. There is no evidence in my commentary where this is stated specifically. But when the concept of schooling is analysed, it can be seen that it is not only the context whereby...

British Overseas Territories leaders to form Brexit group to engage UK

November 1, 2016
British Overseas Territories leaders to form Brexit group to engage UK LONDON, England (CNS) -- Concerned about how the UK’s departure from the European Union over the next two years will impact their communities, leaders from the British Overseas Territories have agreed to form a group to focus on the whole question of Brexit.

Turks and Caicos elections postponed for ten days

October 31, 2016
Turks and Caicos elections postponed for ten days PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- General elections in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) have been postponed by ten days from the December 5, 2016, date that was announced by Premier Dr Rufus Ewing on Thursday. The elections will now be held on December 15, 2016. The surprise postponement...

Commentary: Unprecedented postponement of Turks and Caicos general elections

October 31, 2016
Commentary: Unprecedented postponement of Turks and Caicos general elections April Fool! Well, not exactly April to be sure; October 27 in the Turks and Caicos Islands was October Fool’s day. And while the prank was on the Turks and Caicos voters, the shame is on Dr Rufus Ewing and his Progressive National Party (PNP) government. In what is more like...

Turks and Caicos elections called for December 5

October 28, 2016
Turks and Caicos elections called for December 5 PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- On Thursday, Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Premier Dr Rufus Ewing adjourned the House of Assembly, after outlining his government’s achievements and announcing that general elections will take place on Monday, December 5, 2016.

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