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British government refutes Turks and Caicos economic citizenship claim

April 18, 2014
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Britain’s Home Office has refuted a claim by promoters of a resort in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) that investors are eligible to apply for a British Overseas Territory Citizen passport, thereby enabling the holder to reside in the UK.

Former Turks and Caicos premier rejoins local politics

April 14, 2014
Former Turks and Caicos premier rejoins local politics PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick, who is currently facing a number of corruption related charges, has apparently decided to re-engage in local politics. Within the last two weeks, Misick has made four public appearances.

Resistance increases to new taxes in Turks and Caicos

April 7, 2014
Resistance increases to new taxes in Turks and Caicos PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- With the possibility of an eleventh new tax being introduced by the government of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) on the heels of recently announced business licence increases, local residents and the media are all centering their attention...

Regional telecoms provider acquires Turks and Caicos television station

April 4, 2014
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Regional wireless telecoms provider Digicel, together with its local partner Telemedia, on Tuesday announced the acquisition of WIV Cable TV, which has been operating in the Turks and Caicos Islands for over 30 years, and its sister company...

Turks and Caicos opposition calls on government to resign

April 3, 2014
Turks and Caicos opposition calls on government to resign PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- On Wednesday, at the conclusion of a speech that laid out the reasons the current and proposed tax regime of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government was sure to cause the people to become poorer, opposition leader...

Former Turks and Caicos premier to stand trial

March 24, 2014
Former Turks and Caicos premier to stand trial PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- A second hearing to review the sufficiency of evidence against former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick went forward last week despite pleadings by Misick that he has no liquid assets to pay his attorneys.

Three indicted for Cayman Islands money laundering

March 21, 2014
Three indicted for Cayman Islands money laundering ALEXANDRIA, USA -- Two Cayman Islands residents and a Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) attorney were arrested this week for money laundering under an indictment unsealed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Charged with three counts of money laundering...

JetBlue launches nonstop flight between New York and Port of Spain

February 26, 2014
JetBlue launches nonstop flight between New York and Port of Spain NEW YORK, USA -- JetBlue Airways on Monday added a once daily nonstop service from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to Piarco International Airport in Port of Spain, Trinidad. On May 1, additional nonstop service from Fort Lauderdale will commence, increasing JetBlue's offering to...

New attorney general appointed in Turks and Caicos

February 25, 2014
New attorney general appointed in Turks and Caicos PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Acting attorney general Rhondalee Braithwaite-Knowles has been appointed the new attorney general of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), Governor Peter Beckingham announced on Monday.  Beckingham informed Premier Dr Rufus Ewing and...

Caribbean islands recognised as top two world's best

February 20, 2014
NEWTON, USA -- TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, has announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice Islands, with the top two world’s best being Ambergris Caye, Belize, and Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. In its second year, the annual awards recognize more than...

Turks and Caicos Integrity Commission to be tested

February 19, 2014
Turks and Caicos Integrity Commission to be tested PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- It seems that the resolve of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Integrity Commission is about to be tested as a result of Monday’s House of Assembly session, when opposition member and deputy speaker of the house, Josephine Connolly...

Caribbean islands agree to swap diesel power for renewable sources

February 14, 2014
NECKER ISLAND, BVI -- In a joint effort to unlock opportunities on scaling renewable energy projects across the Caribbean-basin, Carbon War Room and Rocky Mountain Institute has brokered commitments from the British Virgin Islands, Colombia, Dominica, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia...

Former premier denies return to Turks and Caicos politics

February 10, 2014
Former premier denies return to Turks and Caicos politics PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- In a press statement last week local attorneys, F Chambers, on behalf of their client, former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick, denied that that client is in any way "making a move to move back to frontline politics".

Turks and Caicos opposition calls for clarity on rumoured payroll tax

January 31, 2014
Turks and Caicos opposition calls for clarity on rumoured payroll tax PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Following public debate on new taxes to be implemented by the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government, though nothing has yet reached the local House of Assembly, the opposition Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) has called for official...

Former Turks and Caicos premier energises campaign for independence

January 29, 2014
Former Turks and Caicos premier energises campaign for independence PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- According to a highly placed source in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), former premier Michael Misick is taking an active leadership role in a campaign for taking the TCI into an independence referendum within the coming months.

Turks and Caicos and Haiti discuss illegal migration

January 25, 2014
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Governor Peter Beckingham and the minister of border control and labour, Donhue Gardiner, met on Wednesday with the consul general of Haiti to convey the concerns of the TCI government regarding illegal migration.

First 'protected cell companies' formed in Turks and Caicos

January 25, 2014
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- The Financial Services Commission in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) has announced the successful formation of two protected cell companies (PCCs). This is the first time since the Protected Cell Companies Ordinance...

Former Turks and Caicos premier released on bail

January 15, 2014
Former Turks and Caicos premier released on bail PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos -- Former premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), Michael Misick, was released on conditional bail by the TCI Supreme Court late on Monday. Later Monday evening, he made an appearance and spoke at a church service.

Former Turks and Caicos chief minister calls for healthcare inquiry

January 11, 2014
Former Turks and Caicos chief minister calls for healthcare inquiry PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) chief minister Oswald Skippings has called on the leader of the opposition Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson to present a motion to the House of Assembly calling for a full disclosure of and agreement with Inter-Health Canada.

Former Turks and Caicos premier charged with conspiracy to bribe; bail set at $10 million

January 9, 2014
Former Turks and Caicos premier charged with conspiracy to bribe; bail set at $10 million PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos -- Following his return to the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) on Tuesday after being extradited from Brazil, former TCI premier Michael Misick was charged with conspiracy to bribe and appeared at the Magistrate’s Court in Grand Turk.

Extradited former premier arrives in Turks and Caicos

January 8, 2014
Extradited former premier arrives in Turks and Caicos PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- The Governor’s Office in the Turks and Caicos Islands has confirmed the arrival of former premier Michael Misick at the JAGS McCartney International Airport in Grand Turk on Tuesday morning following his extradition from Brazil.

New regional flights announced from San Juan and Kingston

January 6, 2014
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- InterCaribbean Airways (formerly Air Turks & Caicos) has announced new scheduled air service connecting San Juan to Puerto Plata and Samana in the Dominican Republic, and for the first time a flight connection between San Juan and Providenciales.

Fatal migrant vessel capsize in Turks and Caicos prompts calls for inquiry

December 27, 2013
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- The death of 17 migrants following the capsizing of the vessel in which they were travelling after being taken in tow by the Marine Branch of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) has led to allegations of incompetence.

New date for extradition of former Turks and Caicos premier

December 26, 2013
New date for extradition of former Turks and Caicos premier PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- According to a new statement issued by the government of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), former premier Michael Misick, will be now extradited from Brazil and returned to the TCI between January 7 and 13, 2014.

Migrant vessel capsizes in Turks and Caicos while being towed; 18 dead

December 26, 2013
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Turks and Caicos Islands emergency services responded to an incident at South Dock, Providenciales, on Wednesday morning, when a sloop believed to be carrying suspected illegal immigrants capsized while being towed to the dock.

Turks and Caicos governor's Christmas message promises prosecutions

December 24, 2013
Turks and Caicos governor's Christmas message promises prosecutions PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- In a Christmas Message to the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) somewhat at odds with the traditional seasonal spirit of goodwill to all men, Governor Peter Beckingham promised that the New Year will bring criminal trials, including the prosecution of former premier...

Bahamas government silence on CLICO guarantee 'a tragedy'

December 24, 2013
Bahamas government silence on CLICO guarantee 'a tragedy' NASSAU, Bahamas -- Nine months after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned that The Bahamas government must “accelerate” the liquidation process, the government has been urged to bring a resolution to the CLICO (Bahamas) case as it said it would do before year-end 2013.

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