News from TCI:
December 7, 2013
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA) held its 12th ministerial conference in Brussels, Belgium, this week, where all 22 OCT political leaders gathered to support and approve the creation of a three-member board of chairs.
December 2, 2013
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- The leader of the opposition in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) led a party delegation of four, including party chairman Clarence Selver, Goldray Ewing and Josephine Connolly, in a two-hour session with Caribbean Community (CARICOM) officials last Tuesday.
November 28, 2013
LONDON, England -- On Tuesday, UK ministers and overseas territory leaders met at the annual Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council in London and agreed an ambitious communiqué setting out steps to promote further opportunities for business, trade and investment in the territories.
November 28, 2013
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- At the recent annual meeting of the Global Forum in Jakarta, Indonesia, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Multilateral Convention on Mutual Assistance on Tax and Administrative Matters was extended to seven British Territories.
November 28, 2013
The concept of political leadership has been given much prominence throughout the Caribbean, particularly in the newspapers, although no clear definition of the term has been provided. Some political writers talk about leading from the front, others, about leading from behind, and still others mention...
November 22, 2013
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- An agreement to invest $15 million of European Union (EU) funds into making the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government more business friendly was signed in Providenciales on Thursday. EU ambassador based in Jamaica...
November 19, 2013
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Following reports that former premier Michael Misick was expected to be extradited from Brazil and arrive in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) over one week ago, commissioner of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, Colin Farquhar...
November 12, 2013
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Head of The Bahamas Renewable Energy Association has called on the government to “stop delaying” advances in renewable energy generation in this nation, in response to a new report indicating that The Bahamas ranks 26th out of 27 countries in the region for its “progress and prospects”.
November 5, 2013
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands --Following a decision by the Brazilian court to allow his extradition, former premier Michael Misick is reported to be arriving in the TCI on Thursday to face trial in the Supreme Court on a number of serious charges relating to corruption.
November 4, 2013
ROAD TOWN, BVI -- The Office of the Premier in collaboration with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is hosting an Overseas Territories communications workshop in the British Virgin Islands from November 4-5, targeting communications practitioners who directly interface with...
October 31, 2013
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Attorney General Huw Shepheard has tended his resignation effective November 1, 2013. He has also given notice of his intention to file legal action against the TCI government for reputational and other damages.
October 30, 2013
SAO PAOLO, Brazil -- After almost eleven months since his original arrest in Brazil pursuant to an international arrest warrant issued by Interpol, former Turks and Caicos (TCI) premier Michael Misick will be extradited in connection with an ongoing criminal investigation.
October 26, 2013
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- In what has been described as an unprecedented move, Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier, Dr Rufus Ewing, has issued a summons in the local Supreme Court against the territory’s attorney general, Huw Shepheard. The summons, filed in Ewing’s name, asks the court...
October 26, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- A joint task force from Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) seized 3,150 pounds of marijuana with an estimated wholesale value of over $3 million in the vicinity of Hatchet Point on Eleuthera Island, Bahamas, on Thursday. The OPBAT task force was comprised of elements from...
October 12, 2013
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- The Turks and Caicos Islands Integrity Commission on Friday arrested 47-year-old Rodney Adams, the territory’s acting deputy police commissioner on suspicion of committing an offence of corruption.
October 5, 2013
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Apparently doing its best to emulate the current legislative stalemate in the United States, the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) House of Assembly adjourned early on Thursday morning, with the government and the other members retiring to chambers...
September 27, 2013
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- A call by Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) finance minister Washington Misick to withdraw or limit funding for the special investigation and prosecution team (SIPT) is perceived locally as self serving and likely prompted by the possibility that...
September 26, 2013
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Two local attorneys, Timothy Gordon O’Sullivan and Gordon Kerr, appeared before the Magistrates Court at Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) on Wednesday morning charged jointly with...
September 24, 2013
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- In November, the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) will be hosting Maritime Security 2013 Caribbean, an event incorporating presentations and workshops designed to address the challenges, successes, and solutions of securing the maritime...
September 23, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- A task force attached to Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos (OPBAT) seized approximately 1,700 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated wholesale value of $1.5 million, in the vicinity of North Nurse Cay, Bahamas, on Thursday. This interdiction is a direct result of a coordinated response.
September 23, 2013
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Audley Astwood, son of the late Alex and Elaine Astwood of Grand Turk, was elected president of the Caribbean Regional Badminton Confederation (CAREBACO) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Saturday, September 14. Astwood said he plans to give more players...
September 17, 2013
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- A plea and directions hearing was held on Monday at the Supreme Court in Providenciales before the trial judge Justice Harrison in the criminal trial of four former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) ministers, Floyd Hall, Lillian Boyce, Jeffrey Hall and...
September 16, 2013
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Four former ministers, along with a number of their relatives and other defendants are due to appear in court in the Turks and Caicos Islands this week for another plea and directions hearing in relation to various criminal charges including bribery, fraud and...
September 13, 2013
LONDON, England -- Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron has officially recognised that the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies operate “fair and open tax systems”. Speaking in the House of Commons, he said, "I do not think it is fair any longer to refer to any of the...
September 12, 2013
GIBRALTAR -- Leaders from Britain’s Overseas Territories (OTs), including Gibraltar, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Turks and Caicos, and St Helena met on Monday in Gibraltar in a planning meeting for the upcoming...
September 9, 2013
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- At the eighth sitting of the House of Assembly last week, Premier Rufus Ewing said he had been raised to be honest and law abiding but added, “In the current socio-economic and political context… these qualities do indeed at times appear to be pointless...
September 6, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical depression Gabrielle, now barely a cyclone, was expected to degenerate into a remnant low pressure area on Thursday night or Friday as the centre passes near or over the eastern Dominican Republic. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect; however, interests in Hispaniola...