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Commentary: It's election season again in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and...

September 28, 2016
Commentary: It's election season again in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and... On the heels of an interim government, whereby the country was governed directly by the United Kingdom for a three-year period – this after a commission of inquiry found what it described as “systemic corruption”, during the previous two administrations of the Progressive National Party...

Commentary: The influence of feudalism on Caribbean politics

September 19, 2016
Commentary: The influence of feudalism on Caribbean politics In his recent, brilliantly discussed commentary in Caribbean News Now, David Jessop suggests that over the next ten years, our way of thinking about the Caribbean will radically change as a result of new discoveries in oil and gas, presenting new opportunities, and room for economic...

Open Letter to Governor Peter Beckingham: Where is the justice in the Turks and Caicos Islands?

September 16, 2016
This is now my farewell message to Your Excellency. In reflecting on Your Excellency’s tenure in the Turks and Caicos Islands, there are two characteristics which have struck me. First, Your Excellency’s consistent failure to do anything of significance.

Expedia reports continued rise in travel demand for Caribbean destinations

September 15, 2016
Expedia reports continued rise in travel demand for Caribbean destinations SEATTLE, USA -- The Expedia group, one of the world’s leading travel companies, reported on Wednesday that travel demand to certain Caribbean destinations has continued to increase on Expedia group sites. During the second quarter of the year, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic...

Commentary: It's elementary Mika; the Speaker had to endorse

September 15, 2016
Commentary: It's elementary Mika; the Speaker had to endorse Mika Brzezinski, of late more vocal co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, seems more than a tad bit obsessed with House Speaker Paul Ryan. Or more precisely, with his refusal to unendorse the Republican Party’s presidential duly elected candidate Donald Trump. His actual endorsement...

Turks and Caicos to host first annual lionfish festival

September 14, 2016
Turks and Caicos to host first annual lionfish festival PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) is to host its first annual Lionfish Festival. The Festival, hosted by the Departments of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR) and Culture, in conjunction with the Turks and Caicos Reef Fund, will be hosted on Providenciales...

CDB funds workshop to improve service delivery in the tourism industry

September 8, 2016
CDB funds workshop to improve service delivery in the tourism industry BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- For many countries in the Caribbean, a successful tourism industry is critical to social and economic growth and development. However, an increasingly competitive global tourism market has meant that Caribbean countries must find ways to differentiate...

Caribbean fisherfolk look to the future

September 8, 2016
Caribbean fisherfolk look to the future PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Leaders of the Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Organisations (CNFO) met at a two-day performance and planning workshop to discuss and critically assess the CNFO’s performance since its formation almost ten years ago. They were joined in this exercise...

Commentary: Is political correctness desirable behaviour?

September 8, 2016
Commentary: Is political correctness desirable behaviour? The idea of the need for political correctness has emerged during the primary elections in the USA, and continues in the presidential elections stretch. It was linked to Donald Trump in his not too complimentary remarks about the facial looks of a female contender, and in his descriptions of...

Bahamian man charged with murders of two Dominican Republic workers in Turks and Caicos

September 5, 2016
Bahamian man charged with murders of two Dominican Republic workers in Turks and Caicos PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- A 33-year-old male was charged on Friday in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) with two separate murders of female workers from the Dominican Republic, Yuneiry Veras and Sorineido Moreno Arias. Veras and Arias, both 26 years old, had been working in...

Turks and Caicos political candidates warned against 'treating'

September 1, 2016
Turks and Caicos political candidates warned against 'treating' PROVIDENCIALES, TCI --- Political campaigning is well under way in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) for yet to be announced general elections and the supervisor of elections has reminded candidates, political parties or anyone associated with them of the need to comply with...

Commentary: Has politics become delinquent?

August 30, 2016
Commentary: Has politics become delinquent? Caribbean systems of governance have been undergoing serious critique because of their perceived dysfunctionality in delivering economic and social goods, and protecting the lives and property of citizens who are at the core of the social contract. The social contract exists between a...

Commentary: Assertive politics and liberation

August 24, 2016
Commentary: Assertive politics and liberation Caribbean politics has become a matter of routine, and somewhat predictable. There are the usual inter-party struggles, but not in a manner that threatens the stability of the party or political system. When elections approach, there is infighting over who would be selected as candidates...

Former Cayman Islands governor berates UK officials in final dispatch

August 19, 2016
Former Cayman Islands governor berates UK officials in final dispatch GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- A dispatch sent to London 24 years ago from the outgoing governor of the Cayman Islands, which was released by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) this month, berates the colonial rulers for ignoring the overseas territories and not...

Commentary: Where is there, and what does it look like? A reply to Christopher Famous

August 16, 2016
Commentary: Where is there, and what does it look like? A reply to Christopher Famous Caribbean history is an important area of study. And Christopher Famous in his recent commentary in Caribbean News Now titled, ‘Two hundred years after emancipation, Are we there yet?’ outlines the socio-economic and political situation in the Caribbean since emancipation.

Turks and Caicos and Cayman Islands launch new civil service partnership

August 12, 2016
Turks and Caicos and Cayman Islands launch new civil service partnership GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Deputy governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Anya Williams, accompanied by the director of her office Tito Lightbourne and human resources director Mark Greenway, visited the Cayman Islands during the week of August 8, 2016.

Commentary: This time, there WILL be a co-presidency

August 5, 2016
Commentary: This time, there WILL be a co-presidency And yes, it is inevitable. Come the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of this year – as happens every four years -- the 45th president of the United States of America will be elected. But this year, perhaps unlike any time previously, Americans will be electing a co-presidency.

CDC issues zika travel alert for Antigua-Barbuda and Turks and Caicos

August 4, 2016
CDC issues zika travel alert for Antigua-Barbuda and Turks and Caicos ATLANTA, USA -- Following reported local mosquito transmission of zika virus infection, the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) on Wednesday issued a zika virus travel notice for Antigua and Barbuda and the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). Local mosquito transmission...

Commentary: The notion of educational leadership

August 3, 2016
Commentary: The notion of educational leadership Educational leadership is the strategic function that produces the critical changes required in the educational system, so that the vision and mission of the system are realised to the benefit of its clients. The notion is that, if educational leadership is demonstrated effectively at all levels...

Commentary: UWI lecturer: A coveted intellectual experience

July 28, 2016
Commentary: UWI lecturer: A coveted intellectual experience I have genuinely found that being a lecturer in the philosophy of education at the UWI provided me with an enriched exposure to the Caribbean’s greatest minds. It was indeed a coveted intellectual experience. The academic resources available in my teaching area were immense.

New UK minister commits to championing British Overseas Territories interests

July 27, 2016
New UK minister commits to championing British Overseas Territories interests GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- The new UK minister for British Overseas Territories (BOTs), Baroness Anelay, has said she plans to champion the interests of the BOTs in Whitehall in the face of the uncertainties presented by the referendum result last month for the UK to exit the...

Turks and Caicos reports five cases of zika

July 26, 2016
Turks and Caicos reports five cases of zika PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- The ministry of health has reported five confirmed cases of zika virus infections in the Turks and Cases Islands (TCI), three of which are imported and two of which are currently undergoing further investigations to determine whether they are also imported.

Commentary: How democratic are the Democrats?

July 26, 2016
Commentary: How democratic are the Democrats? The Democratic and Republican establishments made their decisions on who should be the next president of the United States of America – contrary to what Donald Trump has been spouting, still the strongest, wealthiest, most respected and most feared – economically and...

Commentary: Educational improvement or transformation?

July 25, 2016
Commentary: Educational improvement or transformation? Education in the Caribbean seems to experience identical problems of performance of students, and the way teachers are prepared for the classroom. In one country, an institution that prepares teachers was said to have only three of its 17 courses accredited. Another report...

British overseas territories leaders meet in Turks and Caicos

July 23, 2016
British overseas territories leaders meet in Turks and Caicos PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Governor Peter Beckingham welcomed leaders from seven of the UK’s Overseas Territories for lunch at his official residence on Thursday. “I was delighted and honoured to have the opportunity to welcome to the Turks and Caicos...

Turks and Caicos authorities discuss security issues with Dominican Republic community

July 23, 2016
Turks and Caicos authorities discuss security issues with Dominican Republic community PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) governor, Peter Beckingham, met separately on 19 July with the premier and police commissioner and representatives of the Dominican Republic community to discuss the recent murder of a DR citizen, and developments since then.

Turks and Caicos has one of the fastest growing populations in the Caribbean

July 21, 2016
Turks and Caicos has one of the fastest growing populations in the Caribbean PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The population of the Turks and Caicos Islands could reach 55,498 people by the year 2027 – compared with 32,199 in 2012 – according to the medium projection in a joint report on Wednesday today by the Economic Commission for Latin America and...

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