October 18, 2018

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 […]

Former prison boss [now in Cayman Islands] calls [TCI] HMP ‘a real mess’

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From Turks and Caicos Weekly News HER Majesty’s Prison (HMP) in Grand Turk has received some very harsh criticism from former prison superintendent Steve Barrett. Barret, 55, now serves as the interim prisons director of Her Majesty’s Prison in the Cayman Islands. He exited his post in the Turks and Caicos Islands in January this […]

Cayman and UK in joint TCI security operation

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The Governor’s Office and RCIPS have confirmed details of a joint operation with the UK and TCI Police this week to help protect the Turks and Caicos Islands from a serious upsurge in illegal migrants arriving on the islands from Haiti. Following a request from the Government of TCI a joint operation was planned and […]

Cayman Islands: New Interim Director appointed to HMCIPS

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The Ministry of Home Affairs has announced the individual who has been appointed to serve as the interim Director of Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS). Mr. Steven Barrett, a senior manager with more than 30 years of experience in corrections, is currently finishing a tour as the Superintendent of Prisons at Her Majesty’s […]

Letter to the Editor: Letter to the Secretary of State – treatment of mentally ill persons in the Turks and Caicos Islands

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Dear iNews, As you shall discern – the ‘opportunity cost’ of funding wars is social neglect. If one thinks through Britain’s administrative conduct in the colony of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), then what is found is that Britain has an international duty to administer to the needs of people of the TCI. There […]