Turks and Caicos

iPhone 4S to Hit Caribbean Next Week

 Above: the iPhone 4S (Photo courtesy of Apple) By the Caribbean Journal staff Apple’s iPhone 4S will be released across the Caribbean on Friday, Jan. 13, the company announced today. The company will begin a rollout in Anguilla, Antigua, the …

Interview with Turks and Caicos Chief Financial Officer Hugh McGarel-Groves

 By Alexander Britell Turks and Caicos has embarked on a series of measures aimed at returning stability both to the country’s economy and the government’s financial position. Now, Chief Financial Officer Hugh McGarel-Groves is cautiously optimistic, predicting that the government’s …

Interview with Turks and Caicos Islands Governor Damian Roderic Todd

 By Alexander Britell In September, Damian Roderic “Ric” Todd was sworn in as the Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands, succeeding Gordon Wetherell, who had served as governor since 2008. TCI, which saw its self-government suspended by the British …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: from left, Governor Ric Todd, Justices Joan Joyner, Margaret Ramsay-Hale and Edwin Goldsbrough By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos has sworn in new Supreme Court Justice Joan Joyner, following similar ceremonies for recently-appointed Justices Edwin Goldsbrough …

 Above: downtown Grand Turk By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of Turks and Caicos has obtained the first civil recovery order under the provisions of the Proceeds of Crime Ordinance 2007, Attorney General Huw Shepheard announced today. The order …

 Above: Scrub Island in BVI By the Caribbean Journal staff A report by the Financial Times’ fDi Intelligence division has named the British Virgin Islands as having the Caribbean’s best quality of life. The report, which ranks what it deems …

 By Robert Di Pano United States authorities are now seeking restitution and asset forfeiture from failed OLINT Ponzi schemer David Smith after his 30-year prison sentence for wire fraud and money laundering was announced Aug. 11. US Federal District Court …

 Above: Federal District Court in Orlando, Fla. By Robert Di Pano David Smith, the mastermind behind the Caribbean-based Olint Ponzi Scheme that bilked investors out of over $220 million, will be sentenced Aug. 11 in United States District Court in …

 A new air carrier, SkyCruise Airways, is set to launch in Turks and Caicos after submitting plans to the government’s Air Transport Licensing Authority. According to documents filed with the ATLA, the company’s points of departure and final destinations include …

 The assets of former Turks and Caicos Premier Michael Misick were frozen last week. Turks Chief Justice Gordon Ward ordered that all the assets of Misick, who resigned in 2009 after allegations of corruption, be frozen. “This order prohibits you, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Damian Roderic Todd, former finance director on the board of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, has been selected as the next governor of the Turks and Caicos, assuming the role in September to succeed …

 Gordon Wetherell, Governor of Turks and Caicos, said there were “tough decisions” ahead for the territory, as the United Kingdom seeks to execute a financial support package for the archipelago, which saw its constitution suspended in 2009 after a series …

 Protesters in the Turks and Caicos have not yet relented, continuing their movement for expedited elections in the territory, which saw its self-rule suspended in 2009 after allegations of government corruption. The protesters have refused to dismantle a barricade along …