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British Airways to operate second weekly service to TCI

British Airways to operate second weekly service to TCI

British Airways will be increasing flight services from London Gatwick to Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) by an additional flight per week commencing 29 October 2015. The service will operate on a Thursday, via Antigua, using a three-class Boeing 777 aircraft.

TCI fastest growing tourism destination in the Caribbean

TCI fastest growing tourism destination in the Caribbean The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) poised itself as the fastest-growing tourism destination in the wider Caribbean region in 2014. The destination recorded its largest number of both cruise passenger and stop-over arrivals yet and saw the most growth in stop-over arrivals of all Caribbean destinations.

TCI moves permanently to Atlantic Standard Time

When the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) moves its clocks forward on hour on Sunday, 8 March 2015, it will be for the last time – from then on the territory will observe Atlantic Standard Time (AST) rather than Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Caribbean enjoys higher than average rise in hotel prices for 2014

The average price paid for a hotel room around the world rose by three percent during 2014 compared with 2013, according to the latest Hotels.com Hotel Price Index (HPI). However, the Caribbean reported four percent index growth. The overall global economic recovery...

European Union confirms nearly $30 million for TCI

European Union confirms nearly $30 million for TCI The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) had nearly US$30 million (€25.6m) of European cash to support its education and business sectors confirmed at the EU’s recent Overseas Countries and Territories (EUOCT) event on 24-26 February 2015. “We can now reveal that the TCI...

Regional bond market impressed by TCI turnaround

Major players in the Caribbean regional debt market were impressed by the turnaround in the public finances of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), during a roadshow in Trinidad and Tobago. Ahead of the TCI government refinancing around US$70 milllion of debt in February 2016...

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Disproportionate impaired loans in the Caribbean weighing down Canadian banks

 As the extent of the damage suffered by Canadian banks in the Caribbean comes more clearly into focus, so too does the role the misfortunes of the region’s hospitality industry played in inflicting that damage, and so too does the question of how much is too much.

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Health City, Cayman Tourism partner to promote medical travel

Health City, Cayman Tourism partner to promote medical travel The Caribbean's newest healthcare facility is venturing into a new partnership to strengthen its identity as the region's premier destination for world-class healthcare and medical tourism. Shomari Scott, marketing director of Health City Cayman Islands, said that the international hospital's strategy...

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Let's Talk Business: Are you a small business owner social media skeptic?

Let's Talk Business: Are you a small business owner social media skeptic? I’ve often heard some skeptical small business owners speak of how they despise social media, especially Facebook. They go on about how their business would not benefit from social media networking. Some proclaim that they rarely even use the Internet, except for accessing their email of course.

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Retain strengths and resist tampering, says governor

Retain strengths and resist tampering, says governor Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), Peter Beckingham, spoke on Monday to a workshop arranged by the Governor’s Office in association with the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), chaired by the leader of the opposition, Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson.

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TCI back in the sovereign bond market

Caribbean regional bond market institutions will discover a new investment opportunity in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) during a financial roadshow beginning in Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday. TCI ministry of finance acting permanent secretary, Shonia Thomas-Been...

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Cayman Islands attorney general comes under fire again

Cayman Islands attorney general comes under fire again A local attorney said that there are too many unanswered questions in relation to the legal authorities in the Cayman Islands that are of significant public concern. With a number of freedom of information requests eliciting very little information because of poor record keeping or refusals to release information...

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