Above: Rufus Ewing
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Turks and Caicos Premier Dr Rufus Ewing is currently in New York to attend the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Caribbean Week.
Ewing, who left the territory on June 1, will conclude the visit on June 8.
He is leading a delegation of finance, investment, tourism and trade officials and members of the private sector. The territory is making presentations this week under the theme of “The Turks and Caicos Islands, A Beacon for Investment, Open for Business.”
Several other leaders from the Caribbean are attending, including Anguilla Chief Minister Hubert Hughes and British Virgin Islands Premier Dr Orlando Smith.
The TCI delegation includes Finance Minister Washington Misick, Director of Tourism Ralph Higgs and TCI Tourist Board Chairman Kingsley Been, among others.
The TCI said its presence in New York was made possible through a partnership with local businesses including Digicel and Scotiabank.
Deputy Premier Akeirra Misick is acting as Premier in Ewing’s absence.