December 13, 2019

First Caribbean reopens Grand Turk branch

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By Olivia Rose from Turks & Caicos Weekly News CIBC First Caribbean bank officially reopened its Grand Turk branch on November 29. The bank was forced to temporarily close its doors to facilitate major repairs following hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017. Its official reopening come as a major relief to many Islanders since Scotiabank […]

Carnival signs agreement to fund infrastructure projects in Grand Turk

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From TC Weekly News A HURRICANE shelter and community recreational centre are the first two projects that will be executed under an agreement between the Government and Carnival Corporation. The news come on the heels of a meeting between Premier Sharlene Cartwright Robinson and a Carnival Corporation delegation led by Marie McKenzie, vice president of […]

4 reasons why Grand Turk will be your favorite Caribbean cruise port

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By Johanna G. From Porthole Could it be that an island less than seven miles long could be your favorite stop in the Caribbean? This little strip of land known as Grand Turk is a quiet port filled with the perfect mix of relaxation, shopping, swimming, and most importantly, awesome pictures of the ship that […]

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 […]

Message from Caribbean Islands: We’re open for cruise vacations

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MIAMI, Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — More than 40 islands visited by cruise ships on Caribbean itineraries have a message they want to share: They are open, fully operational, welcoming ships full of cruise passengers and hoping more will follow. Included are places that saw some damage from the September hurricanes but have already recovered. “In […]

Cayman Islands: HMCIPS Offers Use of Force Training

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Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS) recently hosted two prison officers from Bermuda’s Department of Corrections, who were on-island to take part in the Use of Force Training Programme offered at the prison. The two Bermudan prison officers, Steven Simons and Juan Looby, came to Grand Cayman to complete the course with the two […]

Pre-JMC Meeting in TCI concludes

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Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin and other Overseas Territories leaders attending the pre-Joint Ministerial Council meeting in Turks and Caicos continued discussions on Thursday concerning Britain’s exit from the European Union and the plans they will make ahead of the regular JMC meeting later this year. Day Two of the Pre-JMC meeting began with leaders and […]

Development manual to be changed to allow 12 storey buildings in TCI

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From Turks And Caicos Weekly THE FINDINGS of a consultative report, following public consultation on building height and density increase in Providenciales, have led Cabinet to advise that the necessary changes be made to the development manual. This is according to a post Cabinet report following a meeting of the body on Wednesday in Grand […]