News from TCI:
November 26, 2015
GRAND TURK, Turks and Caicos Islands -- The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government, in pursuing its goal of reestablishing the small and medium business sector as a national priority, last week passed a new Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Bill, which will encourage the...
November 26, 2015
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- This December sees the launch of a new gateway to the island of Cuba from Providenciales (PLS), Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). Services to Santiago de Cuba (SCU) commence on December 10, 2015. With this new service to Santiago from...
November 26, 2015
The purpose of this articulation is to expose the educational crisis that is unfolding before our very eyes within the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) so that the citizens of these islands and voters alike can comprehend exactly how their basic Human Rights is being violated in some of the most...
November 24, 2015
In its weekly publication dated October 20 – November 15, 2015, the TCI Sun newspaper carried a story on page 8 that featured the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Premier Dr Rufus Ewing on record, saying, “The Turks and Caicos Islands is still considering political independence from Britain.”
November 21, 2015
MIAMI, USA -- Insiders in the Cayman Islands have reported that the financial pirates known as the Gang of Four, through their alleged ringleader, Sharon Lexa Lamb, purchased a yacht for Cuban national, José Fernandez Santana, at a cost of US$3.5 million. Lamb married Santana earlier this year.
November 21, 2015
Much sympathy, grief and condolences goes to the nation of France and the families who have suffered this horrific and terrible loss. Extremism, murder and terror must be defeated. There is no way anyone can sympathise with those terrorists who are out to destroy the world. They must be defeated.
November 14, 2015
GRAND TURK, Turks and Caicos Islands -- The Turks and Caicos Islands government on Friday passed a motion in the House of Assembly for the write-off of $12 million in penalties for late payment of telecommunications taxes that was inadvertently overlooked for some four years.
November 11, 2015
Reading from the November 7 thru 13, 2015, edition of the Turks and Caicos Weekly News, it seems from our interpretation of the read that the Financial Services Commission (FSC) has really become a rogue operator of its own and a law unto itself. Under the watchful eye of previous and all governors...
November 9, 2015
MIAMI, USA -- Showers and thunderstorms became more concentrated overnight Saturday in association with a low pressure area located about 100 miles southeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), which is forecast to bring locally heavy rains and strong gusty winds over the TCI and the...
November 5, 2015
A. Her Majesty's Government consistently emphasises human rights violations as a primary concern for HMG. B. It is and has become the ironies of all ironies that in Her Majesty's Government's own territory of the Turks and Caicos Islands – the very same government has its governor designate...
November 2, 2015
Where a footballer cannot praise God in his own mind, to himself, the world has gotten extremely dangerous. This is about Dante Turo, a young footballer and the trend that has taken full root in the United States, formerly the land of the brave and the free. It is a country where its leaders used to say...
October 28, 2015
Three weeks ago I accompanied Kevino Smith's parents to a meeting with the then Acting Commissioner of Police, Rodney Adams. The meeting was to update the family on the status of the investigation. However, there was no update; Rodney Adams told the parents that the police are still waiting on...
October 23, 2015
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) board of directors has approved a country strategy for the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) for the period 2015 to 2018. The strategy proposes financial support of US$100.8 million for Turks and Caicos Islands from CDB over the four-year period.
October 16, 2015
GRAND TURK, TCI -- While the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) capital of Grand Turk has been plagued with water shortages and dilapidated roads across the island, Hurricane Joaquin dealt another blow to the neglected infrastructure by eroding a major portion of the historic Front Street.
October 9, 2015
LONDON, England (CNS) -- The Conservative MP for Romford in the UK parliament has suggested there should be representation in Westminster for Britain’s overseas territories. Andrew Rosindell, who chairs the Parliamentary British Overseas Territories Committee, said that...
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.