Turks and Caicos Looks at Public Accountability, with Help from EU

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Above: the Turks and Caicos House of Assembly (Photo: GIS)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The Turks and Caicos has launched a new White Paper proposing new and amended legislation to guide future governance in the territory.

The project, which is funded by the European Union, is accompanied by similar initiatives being undertaken by the Attorney General’s office. It ultimately aims to address gaps in the existing legislative framework — one of the milestones for a return to elected government.

Delton Jones, the authorizing officer for the EU-funded project, said it was “one component of a wider initiative of stabilization and development towards a path of greater financial viability and sustainability” currently being undertaken by the government.

The White Paper looks at several key areas, including regulation of healthcare facilities, human trafficking, regulation of Crown land, public integrity and public service reform, among others.

The project team was headed by Professor Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, a law professor at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados.