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Letter: Short changing Turks and Caicos Islands students

August 14, 2017
Letter: Short changing Turks and Caicos Islands students Despite the PNP taking possession of an almost bankrupt Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government after the election of 2012, that party managed to provide over 100 scholarships for TCI students during the first year of the PNP administration and the PNP party eventually worked up to nearly 300...

Turks and Caicos tourism remains resilient

August 7, 2017
Turks and Caicos tourism remains resilient PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- With new developments in tourism and hospitality on the immediate horizon, the Turks and Caicos brand and our people’s spirit remains resilient and strong despite recent challenges. The sustained commitment of the Ritz Carlton to become a stakeholder of Brand TCI...

Letter: Smoke, mirrors and the Turks and Caicos attorney general

August 4, 2017
Letter: Smoke, mirrors and the Turks and Caicos attorney general I’ve been told that a story and press release in Caribbean News Now on July 20, 2017, from the Office of Rhondalee Braithwaite-Knowles, the attorney general of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), announcing that the long standing civil litigation between the Caicos Conch Farm / Trade Wind Industries...

Commentary: Iris Cleola Stubbs - A Turks and Caicos Islands stalwart in education

August 1, 2017
Commentary: Iris Cleola Stubbs - A Turks and Caicos Islands stalwart in education South Caicos has produced several individuals, who dedicated their lives to service – particularly in the field of education. One of these individuals was the late Iris Cleola Lightbourne (affectionately known as Tita). She was born on 8th March 1925. Unfortunately for her, due to her father’s death when she...

Commentary: Whatever we want has already happened

July 29, 2017
Commentary: Whatever we want has already happened We have not yet realized it. Neither are we conscious of it. But we need to know that everything we have always wanted, want now, or in the future, has already happened. Already come to pass. Whatever we want, we can give birth to it. Cause it to unfold. To believe that we want something to happen...

Commentary: Why not Westminster representation for all British Territories?

July 25, 2017
Commentary: Why not Westminster representation for all British Territories? An influential Tory MP has said that increased devolution powers to the Home countries have made lack of Westminster representation for the Crown Dependencies and the British Overseas Territories a great unfairness. It was time, he said, to end the outdated system of treating them like colonies.

Letter: The Art of the Deal (Twelve Storey Edition)

July 21, 2017
Letter: The Art of the Deal (Twelve Storey Edition) When most people think of the phrase “The Art of the Deal”, their minds quickly turn to the book authored by now United States President Donald Trump, with Tony Schwartz. The book is said to be a commonsense guide to personal finance and was a ‘best seller’ in the US. However, the deal I would like...

Turks and Caicos government defends $200 million claim

July 20, 2017
Turks and Caicos government defends $200 million claim PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government has successfully defended a series of claims totalling nearly $200 million brought by Trade Wind Industries Limited (TWI). The claims, first brought in the TCI courts in 2012, and then in an international arbitration, were...

Commentary: Everything can always work out

July 19, 2017
Commentary: Everything can always work out Caribbean culture has conditioned us to believe that life is a struggle, that there are always hurdles, and even people with unwelcoming attitudes, who will always make things difficult for us. Our history has been misinterpreted to make us feel as victims, when we are the victors. And our societies have been...

Port development, funding among major Brexit-related issues raised by British territories

July 13, 2017
Port development, funding among major Brexit-related issues raised by British territories LONDON, England (WINN) -- How will Britain leaving the European Union impact on the UK’s Overseas Territories and what kind of benefits can these territories, including those in the Caribbean, gain from Brexit? Those were among the questions asked by a European Union Committee that held an...

Letter: Failure to delegate in the Turks and Caicos

July 13, 2017
Letter: Failure to delegate in the Turks and Caicos Delegation is the assignment of any responsibility or authority from a manager to a subordinate to carry out specific activities and is considered to be a basic tool in the effective and productive management of time, people and resources. It is also one of the core concepts of management leadership.

Commentary: The magic of teamwork

July 6, 2017
Commentary: The magic of teamwork Managers in organizations have always spoken of the need to work in teams, to ensure greater productivity through responsibility sharing, using the unique competencies of each member to advance the interest of the entire organization. It is believed teams make things happen quickly and efficiently.

Commentary: Will the Senate's Health Care Bill be 'mean' bill 2?

July 3, 2017
Commentary: Will the Senate's Health Care Bill be 'mean' bill 2? On May 4 last, President Trump and Republican lawmakers gathered in the Rose Garden to party over the passage of their House version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Touted the president, "We've come up with a really incredible health care plan, this has brought the Republican Party together,"

Commentary: The life of Gustarvus O'Neil Lightbourne - A Turks and Caicos Islands legend

July 1, 2017
Commentary: The life of Gustarvus O'Neil Lightbourne - A Turks and Caicos Islands legend Gustarvus Lightbourne (affectionately called Gus) was born on January 27, 1921, to parents Mr and Mrs Emmanuel Lightbourne of Blue Hills, Providenciales. He attended the Blue Hills School in High Rock, the site of the Clinic. He was taught by Mr Aaron Gardiner. Boys usually attended school until...

Letter: Expectations in the Turks and Caicos Islands

June 29, 2017
Letter: Expectations in the Turks and Caicos Islands Shortly after the December 2016 general elections, I ran into a good friend of mine who happens to be a high ranking Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) official in the front of the CIBC First Caribbean Bank in Grace Bay. As we were catching up, my friend boasted to me about how their government...

Letter: 'Let them eat cake'

June 23, 2017
Letter: 'Let them eat cake' Marie-Antoinette (1755-93), the Queen consort of Louis XVI, is supposed to have said this when she was told that the French populace had no bread to eat. Marie-Antoinette understood little about the plight of the poor and could not have cared less. Turks and Caicos Islands Premier Sharlene...

Letter: No thank you, governor

June 14, 2017
Letter: No thank you, governor Dr John Freeman, the Honourable Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands, apparently thinks that my personal complaints and my expression of our people’s discontent with the current attorney general and the obstinate, oppressive and damaging manner that she has routinely employed in the...

Letter: From the Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands

June 12, 2017
Letter: From the Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands My attention has been drawn to a letter published by you on 7 June, which purports to be from a person named Edith Delancey. I have already indicated publicly that I would be ready to meet Ms Delancey if she does indeed exist, but that it is not my practice to respond to letters written under a pseudonym.

Commentary: JAGS McCartney, the first national hero of the Turks and Caicos Islands

June 10, 2017
Commentary: JAGS McCartney, the first national hero of the Turks and Caicos Islands On the last Monday in May of each year, the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) celebrates National Heroes Day. Unlike some countries in the region that have more than one national hero, the TCI so far has only one – the Right Honourable James Alexander George Smith McCartney (affectionately known...

Eleven Caribbean projects selected for European funding

June 8, 2017
Eleven Caribbean projects selected for European funding GOSIER, Guadeloupe -- The second selection committee for the Interreg Caribbean Program 2014-2020 has made public the list of the 11 regional projects eligible for European funding. Many countries in the Caribbean will benefit from these projects, as follows: 1. TEECA: Set up a trade facilitation team and...

Commentary: Professional development: Key to a company's sustainability

June 7, 2017
Commentary: Professional development: Key to a company's sustainability The professional development of a company’s employees is essential to its efficiency and productivity. With professional development, employees become more confident performing their various tasks, and do so with a sense of commitment, loving what they do, and respecting the organization’s culture.

Letter: Another FCO dud?

June 7, 2017
Letter: Another FCO dud? Webster’s Dictionary defines the word dud as something that does not do what it is supposed to do. The FCO’s website describes the “Role of the Governor” in Overseas Territories. “Governors have an important role to play to encourage accountability and to bolster the wider civil society...

Southwest Airlines announces details of new Caribbean service

June 3, 2017
Southwest Airlines announces details of new Caribbean service DALLAS, USA -- Southwest Airlines has published its initial flight schedule of nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale and Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, beginning November 5, 2017, subject to requisite governmental approvals. Southwest chairman and CEO Gary Kelly made the announcement...

CDB approves millions in loans and grants for ten borrowing member countries

May 31, 2017
CDB approves millions in loans and grants for ten borrowing member countries PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- On Monday, May 22, the board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), met in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. It approved the following projects in The Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, St Kitts and Nevis...

Letter: Thieving because you can

May 29, 2017
Letter: Thieving because you can Employer practices with tips at hotel and restaurants in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) have spawned a lot of employee discontent. Some employers have withheld all or a portion of employee tips to cover administrative costs, operating expenses or losses. This is a poor business practice.

Climate change impacts to be discussed at CDB annual meeting in Turks and Caicos

May 11, 2017
Climate change impacts to be discussed at CDB annual meeting in Turks and Caicos BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has called attention to the work that remains to be done to strengthen the region’s resilience to climate change impacts. On May 24, 2017, the CDB will host a seminar to review the Caribbean’s gains in climate adaptation.

Turks and Caicos signs on to CARICOM Advance Passenger Information System

May 5, 2017
Turks and Caicos signs on to CARICOM Advance Passenger Information System BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Deputy premier and minister with responsibilities for the ministry of border control and employment, Sean Astwood, led a delegation from the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) to Bridgetown, Barbados, for the signing of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Advance...

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