turks and caicos

Turks and Caicos Islands Names First-Ever Auditor General

 Above: TCI By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands has appointed Anand Heeraman as the territory’s first-ever Auditor General. Heeraman, who was appointed by Governor Ric Todd, will lead the newly-formed Turks and Caicos National Audit Office. …

Op-Ed: Elections and Democracy in the Turks and Caicos Islands

 By Erik NeffOp-Ed Contributor Nov. 9 sparks a new beginning for the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). Wracked by corruption, the overseas territory has been directly ruled by the United Kingdom since 2009. This November will be the first time …

Turks and Caicos, Desarrollos Sign Memorandum on $500M Hotel Project

 Above: TCI By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands has signed an agreement with developer Desarrollos Hotelco Group on a $500 million hotel project in the Grace Bay area. The first of three planned hotels will feature …

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 Above: the Turks and Caicos (Photo: TCIT) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands government is reporting an overall revenue surplus of $5.72 million for the first half of 2012, an improvement of $10 million over the …

 Above: TCI By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands has released the list of nominated candidates for the upcoming general election on Nov. 9. The release, issued on behalf of the Elections Office, has a total of …

 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: Turtle Cove (Photo: GIS) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos has signed a memorandum with developer Circle Holdings, Ltd on a planned $70 million hotel, casino and marina project, the government announced Sunday. The project will …

 Above: Junior Ministers at the Tourism Youth Congress in St Kitts (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST KITTS — Should Jamaica build a museum to honour sporting heroes like Usain Bolt? Or should Dominica hold an annual “Nature Island Games” …

 Above: the Turks and Caicos House of Assembly By the Caribbean Journal staff A democratically-elected House of Assembly and government will decide whether to change existing legislation to permit high-rise developments, Turks and Caicos Governor Ric Todd said Monday. The …

 Above: US Senator Charles Grassley By the Caribbean Journal staff In late June, Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño urged US President Barack Obama and federal officials to establish a Caribbean Border Initiative in light of a worsening security situation in …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff A delegation from Haiti visited Turks and Caicos Tuesday to discuss the former’s plans to open a consulate in Providenciales. The consulate will allow Haitian residents in TCI to process official documents locally. It was …

 Above: the Turks and Caicos House of Assembly By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands Government announced Thursday that it has lifted its moratorium on deportations to Haiti. The ban had been enacted following Haiti’s January 2010 …

 Above: the Amanyara Resort in Turks and Caicos By the Caribbean Journal staff Turks and Caicos Islands Governor Ric Todd has signed a multi-million-dollar agreement with Caicos Resorts Limited, the owner of the Amanyara resort. The agreement involves a lease …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff In something of a first for the Caribbean, Turks and Caicos Governor Ric Todd has signed into law a Political Activities Ordinance in the territory. The ordinance will come into effect Aug. 28, ahead of …

 Above: the Turks and Caicos House of Assembly By the Caribbean Journal staff Former St Lucia Senator Dr Ubaldus Raymond, who resigned from the Senate earlier this month, has officially been announced as the new Chief Economist in Turks and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Senator Dr Ubaldus Raymond has resigned his government positions and says he be assuming the post of Chief Economist of the Turks and Caicos Islands, St Lucia’s government said in a statement. Raymond, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Gross Domestic Product of the Turks and Caicos Islands grew by 4.1 percent in 2011, according to a report from interim Chief Economist Stephen Pollard. The total figure for GDP in constant market prices …

 Above: a rendering of the new terminal (Photo: TCIAA) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos Islands Airport Authority has announced plans for the $10 million redevelopment of Providenciales International Airport. The announcement was made by Airport Authority …