News from TCI:
October 6, 2015
I noted your recent generous offer of 25m pounds as a partial contribution for the repatriation of Jamaicans imprisoned in Britain. The problem, as I understand it, is that since Britain is a signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) so then the appallingly bad...
October 3, 2015
MIAMI, USA -- Although Hurricane Joaquin weakened slightly as the eye passed near San Salvador island, hurricane conditions were forecast to continue over the central Bahamas for several more hours on Friday night. Joaquin unleashed its fury over the Southern and Central Bahamas late Thursday night.
October 2, 2015
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical cyclone Joaquin became an extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale on Thursday as it moved over the central Bahamas, which were expected to experience hurricane force winds, storm surge and heavy rain.
September 18, 2015
MIAMI, USA -- A federal court in Miami, Florida, entered an order on Wednesday authorizing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to serve a “John Doe” summons seeking information about US taxpayers, who may hold offshore accounts at Belize Bank International Limited or Belize Bank Limited.
September 15, 2015
LONDON, England -- The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government has officially begun operations of its London Office, joining the other British Overseas Territories of Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands and Bermuda with similar representation. The new London office, an extension...
September 9, 2015
PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- Opposition member of parliament, Vaden Delroy Williams, shadow minister for infrastructure, has highlighted what he described as the Progressive National Party (PNP) government’s failure and lack of vision on infrastructure throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI).
September 2, 2015
I remember well, as I am sure many others of my generation do, that great singing group, The Temptations. Among their many hit songs, is their circa 1970 “Ball of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)", reaching number two on the US R&B charts. Go here if you want to see the lyrics of the...
August 28, 2015
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Erika dumped almost nine inches of torrential rainfall on Dominica, causing widespread flooding and mudslides that killed at least four people on the island, as the system crossed the Eastern Caribbean and headed towards Puerto Rico.
August 27, 2015
MIAMI, USA -- The Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico on Wednesday prepared for the imminent arrival of Tropical Storm Erika, which was expected to move near or over portions of the Leeward Islands on Wednesday night, move near the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on...
August 27, 2015
PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- After the premier and elected cabinet ministers in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) announced recently that they had denied a request for additional funding for increased security costs for the forthcoming high profile corruption trials, the territory’s governor has stepped in.
August 21, 2015
PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- Debate on a private member’s motion calling for the introduction of a Freedom of Information Ordinance in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), submitted about a month ago by leader of the opposition, Sharlene Cartwright Robinson, was evaded by the government.
August 21, 2015
PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- According to the US State Department 2015 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) is a destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labour. The local government has, however, remained silent.
August 12, 2015
PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- Deputy attorney general in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), Wynante Mary Adrien-Roberts, has been appointed as high court judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and has been assigned to Grenada. She assumes office on September 1, 2015. "I am delighted that...
August 8, 2015
PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- Despite similar applications having been made, argued and rejected all the way up to the Privy Council in London, on Wednesday lawyers acting for former premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), Michael Misick, had yet more such applications dismissed by the chief justice.
July 31, 2015
ROAD TOWN, BVI -- Representatives from 13 countries are in the British Virgin Islands attending the 40th Conference of the Caribbean, the Americas and the Atlantic Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). The conference began on July 25 and will conclude on August 1.
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.