News from TCI:
July 27, 2015
HAMILTON, Bermuda -- A pre-Joint Ministerial Council meeting of British Overseas Territory leaders was held last week in Bermuda to discuss issues of mutual interest and the forthcoming Joint Ministerial Council Meeting (JMC) with UK Ministers to be held in December 2015 in London.
July 17, 2015
PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- The Turks Caicos Islands (TCI) government revenue and customs departments were identified by the Anguilla government earlier this year to host their comptroller of revenue, Perin Bradley, and comptroller of customs, Travis Carty, to understudy the operations in the TCI.
July 16, 2015
BELLEVUE, USA -- The Expedia group, one of the world’s largest full-service online travel sites, announced on Tuesday the results of the Expedia 2015 Insiders’ Select rankings, an annual crowd-sourced list of the world’s best-reviewed hotels. Out of 650 global properties, the following ten Caribbean...
July 2, 2015
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Chicago residents will soon enjoy easy access to Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) with the launch of a seasonal, nonstop United Airlines service from December 19, 2015, through April 30,2016 – just in time for the busy winter travel.
June 27, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has stated its strong objection to the recent decision by the European Commission to “blacklist” a number of CARICOM member states for allegedly not co-operating on tax law enforcement with European Union countries.
June 26, 2015
LONDON, England -- On Thursday, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) in London handed down its written judgment in relation to and appeal former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick seeking to enforce his right to trial by jury instead of by judge alone.
June 24, 2015
GRAND TURK, TCI -- The opposition Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) members of parliament and others stood together with local residents in staging a demonstration outside the House of Assembly on Friday, June 19, 2015, to highlight neglect by the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government...
June 22, 2015
PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- On June 18, 2015, Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) chief magistrate Clifton Warner provided his written decision regarding a request by the government of the United States to have convicted Ponzi scheme operator David Smith extradited to the US to complete his sentence.
June 19, 2015
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- A blacklist of the world’s 30 worst-offending tax havens, published on Wednesday by the European Commission, includes 15 countries and territories within the wider Caribbean. The list includes various well-known havens -- among them the Cayman Islands, British Virgin...
June 9, 2015
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- United Airlines will be increasing flight services to Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) this summer. Commencing June 6, United Airlines will introduce direct service from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to...
June 8, 2015
PROVIDENICALES, TCI -- Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) minister of finance, Washington Misick, has drawn the ire of a cross section of TCI citizens and foreign residents, when he made disparaging statements in the House of Assembly on May 14 about foreign nationals celebrating their culture.
June 2, 2015
Kidnapped and being held hostage is one of life's most terrible possibilities. Freedom is a precious thing! However the former premier has held the entire Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) hostage for three long years. Michael Misick's exit and hiding and his fighting of extradition from Brazil absorbed two years.
May 28, 2015
ROAD TOWN, BVI -- The British Virgin Islands (BVI) will host the 40th annual conference of the Caribbean, Americas and the Atlantic Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). Over 70 parliamentarians drawn from member states of that body are expected to arrive in the BVI in July.
May 23, 2015
PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- In mid May, a young Haitian woman and her ten-year-old daughter found that, after five years of legal residency in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), due to government policy they had to return to Haiti to join her siste’rs family struggling in Haiti to survive. She did not want...
May 19, 2015
PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- Former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick, who is said to have improperly diverted some US$180-plus million of public funds during his time in office, and his former minister of lands McAllister ‘Piper’ Hanchell, issued a statement...
May 15, 2015
PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government generated a US$77.3 million operating surplus for the financial year ending 31 March 2015, according to an announcement on Wednesday. The government said the surplus further consolidates the islands’ position as one of...
May 12, 2015
LONDON, England -- The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London on Monday reportedly threw a monkey wrench in the plans of former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick by denying his appeal seeking to enforce his right to trial by jury instead of by judge alone.
May 11, 2015
WASHINGTON, USA -- An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, headed by Hiroko Oura, visited Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), during April 14-27, to conduct a financial stability assessment under the IMF’s financial sector assessment program (FSAP). The mission met with...
May 9, 2015
PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- Provo Air Center (PAC) has applied to the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Court of Appeal, seeking to overturn last month’s refusal by the territory’s Supreme Court to review the legality of recent decisions by the Turks and Caicos Islands Airport Authority (TCIAA) and...
April 28, 2015
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- The Caicos Beach Resort and Marina development property and hotel site on the island of South Caicos in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) was sold at auction recently for a fraction of what investors poured into the development.
April 25, 2015
BRENHAM, USA -- On Monday, Blue Bell Creameries of Brenham, Texas, voluntarily expanded its recall to include all of its products currently on the market because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This recall includes ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet...
April 25, 2015
MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the ministry of health of the United Mexican States, through the Federal Commission for Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS). The aim of the MoU...
April 21, 2015
GRAND TURK, Turks and Caicos Islands -- The political troubles for Premier Rufus Ewing and his Progressive National Party (PNP) government in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) continued on Monday as another ultimatum was issued and denied, resulting in the interruption of a parliamentary...
April 20, 2015
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- The split between cabinet members in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government continues between newly appointed tourism minister, Porsha Stubbs-Smith, and Premier Rufus Ewing. According to local sources, a serious disagreement over...
April 18, 2015
STAMFORD, USA -- The collapse in early 2011 of what prosecutors described as Connecticut’s largest ever Ponzi scheme and subsequent criminal and civil court proceedings have revealed a money trail of ill-gotten gains stretching from one end of the Caribbean to the other.
April 17, 2015
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Almost two weeks after questions were first directed to its press office, the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government finally issued a statement on Thursday saying that it is aware of a civil lawsuit against the developer of...
April 15, 2015
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- A valuable strip of prime beachfront Crown land in front of a proposed Ritz Carlton resort development at Grace Bay, Providenciales – widely acknowledged to be one of the world’s best beaches – has been sold off by the Turks and Caicos Islands...