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Middle Caicos land scam mystery deepens

Middle Caicos land scam mystery deepens

The recent appearance of an advertisement in the Summer/Fall 2014 Turks and Caicos Islands Real Estate (TCREA) magazine of land being offered for sale as “development land” by Christies International Real Estate has renewed attention on what has been described as the largest land scam...

House speaker spars with former chief minister

House speaker spars with former chief minister During the recent House of Assembly meeting, the longest serving chief minister of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Derek Taylor, accused the ruling Progressive National Party (PNP) government of “hand or palm greasing”, which is slang for political patronage. Speaker Robert Hall took exception to...

TCI pledges further focus on economy following release of full credit report

The government of the Turks and Caicos Islands has pledged to further improve the islands’ economic prospects and attract new investment following the publication of Standard and Poor’s detailed ratings analysis. Published by the ratings agency on Thursday, the report outlines...

TCI and Bahamas agree new action to curb illegal migration

TCI and Bahamas agree new action to curb illegal migration The governments of the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas have agreed new action to combat illegal immigration, drug smuggling and illegal fishing. During talks in Nassau between the 28th and 29th July, Governor Peter Beckingham and the Minister for Border Control Don Hue Gardiner met with...

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First of the new EU homes under way on Grand Turk

First of the new EU homes under way on Grand Turk Ground was broken last week at the Grand Turk site of the first home to be built by the EU Hurricane Ike Housing Project. The acting governor and board member, Anya Williams, standing in for Peter Beckingham as chair of the Disaster Recovery Board, was joined by members of the Recovery Task Force and...

First meeting of TCI government audit committee

First meeting of TCI government audit committee Governor Peter Beckingham was in attendance at the first full meeting of the Turks and Caicos Islands government audit committee on Thursday, July 24, in Grand Turk. As a result of several well reported corporate failures around the world, various corporate governance codes place greater responsibilities on...

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FCO-funded lobster habitat construction project completed

FCO-funded lobster habitat construction project completed A project providing training and assistance to local fishermen to create artificial habitats for spiny lobsters in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) completed on Wednesday. Funded by a $65,000 grant from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), experts in lobster habitat MerAngel Ecological...

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Future TCI leaders urged to apply for academic training

Applications are now open for the UK’s prestigious Chevening scholarship programme. Talented professionals and public servants from the Turks and Caicos Islands are able to apply for a fully funded scholarship under the UK’s flagship scholarship programme.

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Draft Electrician Licensing Bill 2014 goes out for public consultations

The ministry of government support services solicits feedback from stakeholders on the Draft Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2014. This Bill seeks to amend the Electricity Ordinance, to provide for the establishment of an Electricity Board for the licensing of electricians.

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Ten to compete for the title of Miss Teen Turks and Caicos

Ten to compete for the title of Miss Teen Turks and Caicos After months of anticipation, the ten beautiful, poised, and intelligent young ladies vying to be the first Miss Teen Turks and Caicos recently displayed their personality, poise, grace and charm at the Miss Teen Turks and Caicos Contestants Unveiling and Live Auction at the Blue Haven Resort.

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Cayman Islands police said to be covering up for British officials

Cayman Islands police said to be covering up for British officials In a decision that has been described by local media as part of an “ongoing cover up”, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) has concluded that allegations that a former Cayman Islands governor, the attorney general and a British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) adviser lied...

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Commentary: The Donut Shop

Commentary: The Donut Shop I admit to a love of donuts. In recent months I have exercised a valiant effort to control my appetite for those treats as I am on a weight loss ethic to get the extra pounds off my damaged vertebrae discs. Recently I heard a comparison of a liberal government to a donut shop: The donut shop advertised free...

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Commentary: Growth in the islands after 40 years of observation

Commentary: Growth in the islands after 40 years of observation The debate over our future growth is raging and there are two distinct schools of thought. One is for a free market system that would see the government open the doors to development and population growth and the other held by some people is very ‘protectionist’ – an attempt to control all aspects of...

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Letter: Garlick's whitewash of an investigation and her SIPT's judge alone trials

Whatever you might think of Helen Garlick, her tenacity is admirable. On 23 June 2014, Judge Paul Harrison granted her Special Investigation and Prosecution Team’s (SIPT) request to try her Belonger defendants by judge alone. That decision removed rights that had been enshrined...

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Letter: An experiment on racism in TCI and the DPP's office

Let’s see what you conclude after reading the following two paragraphs, published recently on Bloomberg’s Business Week: “A Caribbean-based lawyer charged in a sting operation pleaded guilty to helping launder what he was told were proceeds of a bank fraud designed to hide...

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Letter: The power of one

When someone thinks about the power of one, what often comes to mind is the power of one person who can make tremendous change through their diligence to a cause and over time change a community, a country or even the world. We have examples of these types of people...

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Letter: The Budget: My view

As I listen to the Budget Debate in the House of Assembly, I must ask the Premier, Hon. Dr. Rufus Ewing, if under his leadership, has his government succeeded in steering the country through this difficult period of global turbulence. How are we as a country weathering the storm?

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