October 17, 2019

TCI tops one million cruise passengers in 2018

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By Olivia Rose From TC Weekly THE TCI’s all-important cruise industry surpassed one million cruise passengers in 2018 – despite the territory suffering damage from two hurricanes the year before. The extraordinary achievement was highlighted on Cruise Industry News, an international industry website, on May 24. The Ministry of Tourism previously said Caribbean destinations were […]

No sales tax for TCI, says Premier

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From The Sun TCI There are no plans to introduce a sales tax or any new taxes this year or next year, says Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon. Sharlene Robinson.The Premier made the clarification Hon. Dr. Royal Robinson, the Opposition’s Appointed Member in the House of Assembly, issued a statement saying that the PDM […]

‘Conched’ out. The ‘dire’ state’ of the TCI’s most iconic product

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By Gemma Handy From TC Weekly News IT’S a national symbol and has been a lynchpin of the TCI’s tourism industry for decades. But the country could be in danger of losing its most iconic product – and second biggest export – unless drastic steps are taken to combat plummeting populations of conch in the […]

Disaster training in Anguilla, Bahamas, TCI

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From ECLAC ECLAC ensures Caribbean countries are better equipped to deal with disasters Three Caribbean countries will benefit from disaster training workshops over the last quarter of this year. Between October and December 2018, a team of experts from the Economic Commission of Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean, led […]

Goodbye to single use plastic bags Ban to take effect from January 2019

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By Olivia Rose From TC Weekly News SINGLE use plastic shopping bags will soon be removed from supermarkets and shops across the TCI as the Government plans to crack down on the environmental villain. This comes as the Government forges ahead with its plan to better preserve the environment and safeguard the territory’s ‘beautiful by […]

TCI named Caribbean’s leading beach destination

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From TC Weekly News THE TURKS and Caicos Islands featured heavily in this year’s World Travel Awards’ Caribbean and North America gala. The territory won the award for Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination 2018 and numerous resorts also scooped top accolades. This year’s ceremony was held on September 22 in Montego Bay, Jamaica, a press release […]

Mental illness and prison (Part II)

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By Courtenay Barnett Mon, Oct 01, 2018 (An analysis in three parts: – historical – international – domestic – on the TCI’s approach to mental illness) Part 11- International: In the first article in this series, I made reference to ‘The Colonial Context’. One cannot be effective in response to a ruling power, if one […]

OPINION: Cause for concern – Turks and Caicos Islands

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By Courtenay Barnett Mental illness and prison (An analysis in three parts: – historical – international – domestic – on the TCI’s approach to mental illness) Part 1 – Historical: The Turks and Caicos Islands is subject to the customs and practices of the United Kingdom. In practice, be that practice in the United Kingdom […]

Starbucks coffee is coming to TCI

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By Delana Isles From Turks and Caicos Weekly News POPULAR US coffee chain Starbucks will soon be opening an outlet in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The news was first revealed last month during a launch of one of the company’s stores over in Jamaica, however no formal announcement has yet been made in the […]

TCI heads Caribbean disaster control group

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By Olivia Rose From TC Weekly A TCI Government minister has been called on to head a regional disaster management body. Hon. Vaden Delroy Williams, Minister Home Affairs, Agriculture and Human Services, has assumed the role of chairperson of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA). more}} The responsibility was awarded at the agency’s eighth […]