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Ministers received $4.2 million from development middleman

Ministers received $4.2 million from development middleman

On Thursday, Andrew Mitchell QC continued his opening statement on behalf of the prosecution in the criminal trial of former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick and others on various corruption and money laundering charges.

TCI currently zika-free

TCI currently zika-free While the number of zika virus cases continues to increases in the Caribbean and Latin America region and more countries are becoming affected, the ministry of health, agriculture and human services has confirmed that the TCI is currently zika free. Premier and minister of health...

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Guilty verdict in Cayman Islands corruption trial

Guilty verdict in Cayman Islands corruption trial GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- The former chair of the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority, Canover Watson, has been found guilty of two counts of conspiracy to defraud, one count of conflict of interest, one count of fraud on government and one count of breach of trust.

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Local Expressions: Is the PNP a corrupt entity?

Let's bear in mind that with those individuals on trial, the Crown's case comprises mere accusations. And as in all other criminal trials, there is and has to be the presumption of innocence, until proven guilty. Justice – the proper administration of the law...

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Commentary: Close knit party corruption alleged

Commentary: Close knit party corruption alleged Everyday more information is brought out in the trial of five former ministers. The evidence presented is so detailed it is hard to imagine the defence. Therefore I now look forward to hearing something, anything other than what has come from Attorney Thorne QC. Thorne charged that the daily...

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Letter: Who is a patriot?

According to dictionary.com a patriot is a person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country and its interests with devotion. He/she is a person who regards himself or herself as a defender, especially of individual rights, against presumed interference...

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Payments induced ministers to act corruptly, Crown says

Payments induced ministers to act corruptly, Crown says On Wednesday, day twelve of his opening statement on behalf of the prosecution in the criminal trial of former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick and others on various corruption and money laundering charges, Andrew Mitchell QC continued summarising a resort...

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Mistrial application dismissed; corruption trial resumes

Mistrial application dismissed; corruption trial resumes The criminal trial of former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick and others on various corruption and money laundering charges resumed on Tuesday after the presiding judge dismissed an application for a mistrial by Ralph Thorne QC, representing Misick.

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Sandals statement prompts application for mistrial

Sandals statement prompts application for mistrial Following the recent disclosure of secret payments made to former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick by one or more Sandals-related companies (Crown outlines secret payments made by Sandals), Sandals Resort International issued a statement on Friday acknowledging that...

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Crown land valued at $75m sold for $3m, says prosecutor

Crown land valued at $75m sold for $3m, says prosecutor On Friday, Andrew Mitchell QC concluded the second week of his opening statement on behalf of the prosecution in the criminal trial of former Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) premier Michael Misick and others by outlining how Crown land valued at $75 million was sold for $3 million.

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Speedboat with illegal migrants makes landfall

Speedboat with illegal migrants makes landfall Officers of the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force (RTCIPF) in conjunction with Immigration Task Force have launched an investigation after the discovery of a speedboat in the North West Point area of Providenciales on Saturday morning. At approximately 7:46 am on Saturday...

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Post cabinet meeting statement

Governor Peter Beckingham chaired the third meeting of the Cabinet on Thursday, 28 January 2016, at the Hon. N J S Francis Building on Grand Turk. All ministers were present. At this meeting Cabinet: Noted the recommendations of the Procurement Board...

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