News from TCI:
September 2, 2014
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- A sloop carrying 82 would be illegal immigrants was intercepted by the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) and brought safely to port at Providenciales on Monday morning. The vessel was captured following a report passed...
August 27, 2014
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Flight operations to and from the Providenciales International Airport in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) resumed as of 8:30 am on Tuesday morning following a two-day interruption of flight services when the airport was forced to suspend operations.
August 26, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- The Bermuda weather service issued a tropical storm watch for Bermuda on Monday as Tropical Storm Cristobal moved slowly away from the Bahamas, after depositing 12 inches of rain on the Turks and Caicos Islands over the weekend, causing widespread flooding and one fatality.
August 26, 2014
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government has moved to respond to widespread flooding resulting from heavy rainfall brought by Tropical Storm Cristobal. Cristobal hovered over the TCI over the weekend and dumped some 12 inches of rain...
August 25, 2014
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Heavy rains from the weekend passage of Tropical Storm Cristobal caused widespread flooding in Providenciales, the most populated of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Floodwater engulfed the entire downtown area.
August 24, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Cristobal formed on Sunday over the Bahamas and storm warnings have been issued for the southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, where heavy rainfall is likely. Interests in the northwestern Bahamas should also monitor this system.
August 18, 2014
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- The former mansion of disgraced former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick has been placed on the market for sale at a bargain price of $7.5 million – just half of the real value suggested by local sources.
August 8, 2014
ROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- The recent appearance of an advertisement in the Summer/Fall 2014 Turks and Caicos Real Estate (TCREA) magazine of land being offered for sale as “development land” by Christies International Real Estate has renewed attention on what has been...
August 4, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Bertha was beginning to move away from the southeastern Bahamas on Sunday night and all storm warnings have been discontinued. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT on Sunday, the center of Tropical Storm Bertha was located...
August 2, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- The centre of Tropical Storm Bertha was passing just south of Puerto Rico on Saturday morning, moving toward the west-northwest near 22 mph. A turn toward the northwest is expected by Saturday night, with this motion continuing through Sunday night.
August 2, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- At 5:00 pm EDT on Friday, the centre of Tropical Storm Bertha was located 20 miles northwest of Fort de France, Martinique, and about 405 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the system moved into the northeastern Caribbean Sea. According to the National Hurricane Center...
July 26, 2014
MIAMI, USA -- The crew of the US Coast Guard cutter Confidence is scheduled to return to their homeport in Port Canaveral, Florida, on Saturday following a 61-day deployment in the Caribbean Sea. On May 27, the crew of the Confidence departed Port Canaveral to conduct a homeland security...
July 14, 2014
ALEXANDRIA, USA -- Two Cayman Islands residents and a Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) attorney have now pleaded guilty to money laundering charges under an indictment unsealed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in March. Joshua Vandyk, a US citizen...
July 11, 2014
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- A development agreement that will see a new $100 million luxury resort hotel and marina built in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) was signed at a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. Circle Holdings Limited is developing what it calls an “ultra-luxury”...
July 11, 2014
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Last week authorities in the Dominican Republic dismantled a network that recruited Dominican women for prostitution in the region and beyond. The women were lured on the pretext that they were going to work as dancers.
July 3, 2014
PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- Anti-corruption police in the Czech Republic have launched an investigation into the suspected involvement of executives of the Czech/Slovak J&T financial group and local politicians in bribery and corruption in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
July 3, 2014
BELLEVUE, USA -- On Tuesday, Expedia.com, one of the world’s largest full-service online travel sites, announced the Expedia 2014 Insiders’ Select rankings, an annual crowd-sourced list of the world’s best-reviewed hotels. The Insiders’ Select list recognizes the top-ranked hotels...
July 2, 2014
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- The Turks and Caicos Islands was given its first sovereign credit rating of BBB+ from international ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) on Tuesday. S&P’s rating highlights that the Turks and Caicos is a prosperous country.
June 26, 2014
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- On Monday, the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) House of Assembly was adjourned sine die without a vote on a controversial Payroll Tax Bill. In addition to the payroll tax debate, four private members' motions and a number of parliamentary questions...
June 20, 2014
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Governor Peter Beckingham has accepted the recommendation of the Judicial Service Commission to appoint Justice Margaret Ramsay-Hale as the next chief justice of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) it was announced on Thursday.
June 17, 2014
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- A court order restricting the press from reporting details of one of the many ongoing corruption cases in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) was successfully challenged by the local media last week.
June 7, 2014
LONDON, England -- British Overseas Territories citizens (BOTCs), British Overseas citizens (BOCs), British Protected Persons (BPPs), and British Subjects (BS) can travel visa-free across the EU ‘Schengen’ Area with effect from Monday, 9 June 2014.
May 28, 2014
ROSEAU, Dominica -- Leader of the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) in Dominica, Lennox Linton, described government ministers as “rapists”, during an address at a youth rally on Sunday, CBN4 News reported. “Our government harbours rapist ministers and we oppose extortion of sexual services...
May 27, 2014
OTTAWA, Canada -- This week’s visit of the premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) has once again prompted talk of the British overseas territory joining Canada as its eleventh province. However, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird suggested Canadians are dreaming if they think...
May 7, 2014
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Some four years after it collapsed, the failure of the TCI Bank in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) has still not been fully investigated and the latest call for a criminal investigation into the matter has been made by David Kosoy...
May 1, 2014
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- The recent publication of an extract from Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Premier Rufus Ewing’s statement of registrable interests has raised conflict of interest questions regarding a controversial healthcare contract with Interhealth Canada.
April 21, 2014
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- In a one-hour interview that aired on local television on Friday, former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick blamed the British government at length, while at the same time proclaiming his innocence of the various corruption...