turks and caicos

The Caribbean Year in Review

 For the Caribbean, it was the Year of the Vote. By year’s end, five countries, Jamaica, Guyana, St Lucia and Haiti and the British Virgin Islands, will have chosen new leadership, with Jamaicans headed to the polls on Thursday. It …

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 …

Haiti Leads Caribbean Hotel Development

 Above: Le Village de Port-Jacmel, a four-star hotel by Michael Capponi in Jacmel, Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean/Mexico hotel development pipeline comprises 131 hotels totaling 17,923 rooms, according to the November Construction Pipeline Report from STR. Haiti …

LATEST NEWS

 By David P RoweOp-Ed Contributor If matters go wrong in a free society, it is in the public interest that a free media exist to provide the public with information that the public has a right to know. This is …

 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 …

 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, from left: Sarkis Izmirlian, chairman and CEO of Baha Mar, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, Works Minister Neko Grant and Archbishop Patrick Pinder of the Roman Catholoic Diocese of the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson) By the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Archaeologist Dr Margaret Leshikar-Denton has been named the new director of the Cayman Islands National Museum. Leshikar-Denton had previously worked at the museum as an archaeologist for 16 years doing research and producing displays. “I …

 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 …

 By Robert Di Pano Caribbean Ponzi schemer David Smith, whose OLINT scheme defrauded investors across Florida and the Caribbean out of over $220 million, has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison in the United States by Judge Mary …

 The Bahamian government has issued a tropical storm watch for the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos islands. As of 5PM yesterday, Tropical Storm Emily was located about 185 south-southeast of Puerto Rico, and 650 miles southeast of Great Inagua. …

 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 …

 Sheriva in Anguilla By Alexander Britell Luxury destination club Inspirato was founded in part by brothers Brent and Brad Handler, who also started Exclusive Resorts, the ultra high-end vacation club. The company is now in nine cities in the Americas …