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Cabinet approved Desarrollos development agreement, says AG

Cabinet approved Desarrollos development agreement, says AG

Acting Governor Anya Williams was in fact advised by Cabinet to sign the development agreement with the Desarrollos hotel group, says the attorney general. “I can assure you that the acting governor had the advice of the Cabinet at the time that she signed the development agreement,”...

Ministerial feud continues as deeper party rift emerges

Ministerial feud continues as deeper party rift emerges The split between cabinet members in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government continues between newly appointed tourism minister, Porsha Stubbs-Smith, and Premier Rufus Ewing. According to informed sources, a serious disagreement over which minister should get credit for the completion of...

US fraud reveals Chavez-connected Caribbean money trail

US fraud reveals Chavez-connected Caribbean money trail The collapse in early 2011 of what prosecutors described as Connecticut’s largest ever Ponzi scheme and subsequent criminal and civil court proceedings have revealed a money trail of ill-gotten gains stretching from one end of the Caribbean to the other, some of which benefited individuals connected...

First board members appointed to Invest TCI

The creation of a new inward investment agency for the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) took a major step forward with the appointment of its first Board members. The TCI Cabinet appointed two Turks and Caicos Islanders, Anton Faessler as chair, and Tremaine Swann-Harvey...

Caribbean must unite, says former Jamaican PM

Caribbean must unite, says former Jamaican PM Former prime minister of Jamaica, P.J. Patterson, says the region must unite in order to achieve economic prosperity and effectively address issues such as food insecurity, natural disasters and health challenges. “We, who were called upon to serve at varying times in political leadership...

Caribbean and Central American countries formalise partnership for catastrophe risk insurance

The Council of Ministers of Finance of Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic (COSEFIN) and CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility) on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding that enables Central American countries formally...

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Government aware of resort developer's legal issues

Almost two weeks after questions were first directed to its press office, the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government finally issued a statement on Thursday saying that it is aware of a civil lawsuit against the developer of a planned $224 million Ritz Carlton resort in the TCI.

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Post cabinet meeting statement

Acting Governor Anya Williams chaired the 11th meeting of the Cabinet on Wednesday 15th April 2015 at the Hilly Ewing Building on Providenciales. All Ministers were present. At this meeting Cabinet: Received a presentation from the ministry of tourism, environment, culture and heritage...

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Government appoints new district boards

The Turks and Caicos Islands government on Thursday announced the establishment of the much anticipated district boards for the islands of North Caicos, Middle Caicos, South Caicos and Salt Cay as the springboard on the new pathway towards local empowerment in the management...

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Regional commission to assess cannabis use in the Caribbean

Regional commission to assess cannabis use in the Caribbean Regional heads of government in the Caribbean have agreed to establish a regional commission on cannabis to conduct an enquiry into the social, economic, health and legal issues surrounding cannabis use in Central America and the Caribbean and to advise on possible changes in the the current drug classi­fication.

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Letter: Let's clean these islands

Turks and Caicos -- Littering continues to be a big problem in our Islands. It is time we do something definitive and permanent to resolve this major problem. As a child, whenever we were expecting visitors or company, our first duty was to clean up and tidy our small home.

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Crown land transfer raises more questions over new development

Crown land transfer raises more questions over new development A valuable strip of prime beachfront Crown land in front of a proposed Ritz Carlton resort development at Grace Bay, Providenciales – widely acknowledged to be one of the world’s best beaches – has been sold off by the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government to the developer.

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Recent cabinet reshuffle exposes ministerial ultimatum

Recent cabinet reshuffle exposes ministerial ultimatum Following a Cabinet reshuffle earlier this year, it now turns out that, according to insiders within the ruling Progressive National Party (PNP), Premier Dr Rufus Ewing was held hostage by the former health minister, Porsha Stubbs-Smith, who threatened to resign her seat in the House of Assembly.

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