DEATH OF HORSES IN GRAND TURK

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

DEATH OF HORSES IN GRAND TURK

 

The Department of Agriculture with the assistance of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force is presently investigating reported cases of deaths in the horses of Grand Turk brought to our attention on the 1st August, 2020. 

From preliminary reports, this is a new occurrence and is not related to any other event involving horses recently in Grand Turk.  Several of the horses exhibiting signs of ill health and succumbing are privately owned. We are therefore appealing to all horse owners to confine or enclose their horses particularly in light of the incumbent weather conditions being experienced presently. Do not allow your horse (or animals) to roam in pursuit of food, as they can consume items that can be detrimental and result in fatalities.

 

We are kindly asking the public, to contact the Department of Agriculture (See contact information below) if animals (not only horses) appear to be ill, lying down or dead.  Please do not attempt to touch any animal seen in this state. Do refrain from feeding roaming horses at this time as their digestive system are very sensitive to sudden changes in diet.

 

It must also be noted that there are no confirmed reports that COVID-19 was found or can affect horses.

 

Any information of persons maliciously trying to harm animals please report immediately to the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (Grand Turk).  Such is an offence under the Animal Health Ordinance (2012) Section 48(2):

“Any person who commits an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction for a first offence to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or both fine and imprisonment, and, for a subsequent offence to a fine not exceeding $20,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or both fine and imprisonment.”

 

Thank you, the residents of Grand Turk for your continued vigilance and assistance to help resolve this matter.

 

Department of Agriculture

Office 1: 16 Parade Avenue, Butterfield Square, Providenciales   Telephone: 1(649)338-5269 (Provo)

Office 2:  South Base, Grand Turk   Telephone:  1(649)338-3882 (GDT)

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ENDS

Ministry of Health Announces 13 New Cases off Covid-19 and Temporary Closure of Kew Clinic, North Caicos

Press Release

 

Ministry of Health Announces 13 New Cases off Covid-19 and Temporary Closure of Kew Clinic, North Caicos

 

The Ministry of Health Agriculture Sports and Human Services wishes to advise the public of thirteen (13) new cases of Covid-19 which were identified on 5.8.2020. Of these new cases three, were identified from North Caicos. These cases represent the first confirmed cases on the island of North Caicos. Individuals have been notified of their results and placed in mandatory quarantine and contact tracing are being conducted by the Public Health Team. As a result of the cases in North Caicos, the Primary Health Care Department will close the Nivelyn Butterfield Community Clinic in Kew, North Caicos for deep cleaning August 5th & 6th 2020.  Residents of North Caicos are to report to the Bottle Creek Clinic during this time for emergencies only. This step is necessary as a result of a health care worker testing positive and is being taken in accordance with MOH guidelines.

 

Persons are reminded to contact the health hotlines if experiencing symptoms or signs of Covid-19 which may include; fever, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea and loss of the sense of smell/taste. Please do not visit health care facilities if you have symptoms unless they are severe.

 

The Ministry of Health wishes to remind the general public to take the relevant precautions at all times to prevent the spread of Covid-19;

 

  1. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds
  2. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not accessible
  3. Cover your cough/sneeze with your elbow or a tissue and properly dispose of it
  4. Wear face coverings in public
  5. Practice social distancing of 6 feet
  6. Stay home if you have symptoms of Covid-19 and call the health hotlines on 232 9444 or 333 0911
  7. Avoid mass gatherings
  8. Avoid non-essential travel including local, regional and international travel
  9. Cooperate fully with contact tracing teams if you are contacted
  1. Do not discriminate against persons suspected of having Covid-19
  2. Stay informed-visit the Ministry of Health website for up to date information on https://www.gov.tc/moh/coronavirus/

 

ENDS

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ROAD SAFETY TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

 

Ministry of Home Affairs Public Utilities and Transportation

Franklyn Missick Building ¨ Mission Folly

Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands, British West Indies

TELEPHONE: (649) 338-3511

 

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ROAD SAFETY TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

 

On Tuesday August 4, 2020, Management in the Department of Road Safety received confirmation from the Ministry of Health that an employee of the Providenciales Office has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The employee is now under quarantine and the Ministry of Home Affairs, along with the department, are working with the Ministry of Health to ensure that all protocols are being followed as it relates to contact tracing in order to identify and contact individuals who may have had close contact with the confirmed case.

 

As an immediate response, the Department of Road Safety in Providenciales will be closed to the public on Wednesday August 5th for the purposes of deep cleaning and sanitization. This is in keeping with the established guidelines of the Civil Service for the minimization and prevention of the spread of the virus within our offices and among employees and customers.

 

We wish to assure the public that the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Department of Road Safety, have and continue to, follow all health protocols for the protection of our staff and our clients.

The public will be further updated on the resumption of services in Providenciales on the completion of inspection by the Environmental Health Department, and following the sanitization of our offices.

 

Management apologizes for any inconvenience caused and thanks our customers for your understanding.

 

All other Road Safety offices remain open to the Public.

 

Ministry of Home Affairs, Public Utilities and Transportation
Turks and Caicos Islands Government

 

ENDS

 

 

ADVISORY #14 ON TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS

ADVISORY #14 ON TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS

 

TROPICAL CYCLONE 9 - CLOSURE OF TCIG OFFICES

NOTICE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR

 

TROPICAL CYCLONE 9 - CLOSURE OF TCIG OFFICES

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

As you are aware, the Department of Disaster Management & Emergencies has been monitoring the trajectory of Potential Tropical Cyclone (PTC #9). 

 

A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the Turks and Caicos Islands which means that severe weather conditions are expected within the next 36 hours.

 

The Turks and Caicos Government has activated its Disaster Management Plan which includes, but is not limited to the winding down of government services.

 

Kindly note that all government non-essential services will cease operations as of close of business on Wednesday, July 29th, 2020.  Staff are to ensure that all supplies and equipment are properly secured before closure in order to minimize loss and to reduce the potential down time after the storm.  Kindly ensure before leaving on Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 that the following measures are taken:

 

  • All electrical equipment should be disconnected from power outlets, covered and elevated from the ground to prevent damages due to flooding;

 

  • All important documents should be stored in plastic bags.

 

  • All Government Property and Vehicles should be secured and returned to designated drop off locations.

 

Kindly note that as essential services are to remain in place throughout the storm, Permanent Secretaries are required to ensure that adequate coverage is in place. 

 

Separate announcements will be issued by the Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority and Ports Authority regarding the closure of air and sea ports, staff are to adhere to the timelines provided by those authorities.

 

Colleagues are reminded of Clause 2.8 Disasters - in the Public Service Handbook which states that based on skill, some staff may be called upon to provide support in the event of need throughout the Islands.

 

You are encouraged to remain alert and to take all the necessary precautions to protect yourselves and your families.  For further information and regular updates regarding Tropical Cyclone #9 please visit the following: DDME Website: www.gov.tc/ddme, Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TCI.DDME, Twitter: @DDMETCI

 

Updates will be issued through the Turks and Caicos Government Press Office and Radio Turks and Caicos on the resumption of government services

 

I take this opportunity to wish you and your families all the best and remind all to continue to practice the wearing of mask and social distancing as we continue to fight the spread of COVID-19 in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

 

May God Bless, Guide and Protect our beloved islands.

 

Best regards,

 

Deputy Governor

Anya Williams

Turks & Caicos Government

Office of the Governor

Office of the Deputy Governor

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