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Op-Ed: Mark Simmonds on Public-Private Partnerships in the Caribbean

 By Mark Simmonds, MPOp-Ed Contributor AS OUR governments strive to create the conditions for sustainable economic growth, identifying avenues for continued investment in public infrastructure is as crucial as it is challenging, given fiscal constraints across much of Europe and …

Op-Ed: Green Energy in the Caribbean

 By Mark Simmonds, MPOp-Ed Contributor CLIMATE CHANGE is one of the greatest threats to our security and prosperity. So, now is the time for people around the world to work together, to protect our future and that of our children. …

UK Decides Not to Implement VAT in Turks and Caicos Islands

 Above: Minister Mark Simmonds By the Caribbean Journal staff Following widespread opposition in the Turks and Caicos, the United Kingdom has agreed not to implement a value-added tax in the territory. The decision, announced in a letter by Mark Simmonds, …

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 Above: UK Minister for the Overseas Territories Mark Simmonds (Photo: FCO) By the Caribbean Journal staff United Kingdom Minister for the Overseas Territories Mark Simmonds will be making his first ministerial visit to the Turks and Caicos Islands next week. …

 Above: the Turks and Caicos House of Assembly By the Caribbean Journal staff The new constitution of the Turks and Caicos Islands took effect Monday, marking the “beginning of the end” of the three-year UK interim administration, according to UK …

 Above: British PM David Cameron’s first cabinet meeting since the reshuffle (Photo: UK PM) By the Caribbean Journal staff United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a new ministerial team at the Foreign Office. Mark Simmonds, the Member of …