LEGAL AID RULES 2021

S U P R E M E   C O U R T

TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS

REGISTRAR’S NOTICE

  1. 5 OF 2021

 

LEGAL AID RULES 2021

 

Legal Aid Panel

 

The Legal Aid Rules 2021, which have been made by the Chief Justice under S. 16 of the Supreme Court Ordinance, came into force on 8th February, 2021. Under these Rules, a three-member Legal Aid Panel will consider the grant of legal aid.

 

On 9th February, 2021 pursuant to Rule 4(2), the Chief Justice appointed the following persons as members of the Panel:

  1. The Hon. Justice Shiraz Aziz, Supreme Court Judge;
  2. Ms. Ashley Adams-Forbes, Deputy Director - Department of Social Development; and
  3. Mr. Ricardo Don Hue Gardiner, representative of the Bar Council.

Except for the Bar Council that may rotate its representative on the Panel, the appointment of members of the Panel will be for a period of one year, which may be extended from time to time. Any two members of the Panel shall form a Quorum to consider and approve legal aid applications. The Panel will meet every other week to consider applications, with the first meeting scheduled to take place on 22nd February, 2021.

 

Legal Aid Roster

Rule 15(1) establishes a Legal Aid Roster. The Roster will be compiled and maintained by the Registrar, and the assignment of an Attorney to a case that has been approved for legal aid will be made by the Registrar in accordance with the Legal Aid Roster. The Roster will be available from 8th March, 2021. However, by virtue of Legal Aid (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules 2021, until the Legal Aid Roster is compiled, the Registrar will continue to accept legal aid applications that permit applicants to choose their preferred Attorney.

An Attorney with a valid Practising Certificate may apply to be included in the Roster. The Roster will be revised every 180 days from the last compilation.

 

Legal Aid Forms

Persons who wish to apply for legal aid are now required to complete and submit Form 1 (Legal Aid Application Form) contained in the Schedule to the Rules. A duly completed and sworn application may be submitted by sending a scanned copy to email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., subject: “Application for Legal Aid”.

 

16th February, 2021

 

REGISTRAR

COVID-19 Community Testing Schedule: February 2021

Press release

 

COVID-19 Community Testing Schedule: February 2021

 

The Ministry of Health is providing the following schedule for community testing for COVID-19 throughout the TCI for the remainder of February 2021.This exercise will continue to be operated on a “first-come-first-served” basis and may be concluded early if the daily quota has been achieved. The public is reminded to maintain physical distance of at least 6 feet and to wear a face covering/mask and to bring any form of Identification and a pen.

Grand Turk: Every Tuesday between 2pm-4pm at the Gazebo (Pond Street)

South Caicos: Every Tuesday between 9am-12pm at the Primary Healthcare Clinic

North & Middle Caicos: Every Monday between 9am-12pm at the Kew Clinic

                                      Every Thursday between 9am-12pm at the Bottle Creek Clinic

Every Monday & Thursday between 9am-12pm at the Middle Caicos Clinic

Providenciales: Every Tuesday and Thursday between 9am-12pm at the Downtown Ballpark (Drive Thru)*

*-Please note change of venue

The public should be reminded of the COVID-19 Health Protocols:

  1. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  2. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
  3. Maintain social distancing of 6 feet between persons
  4. Wear face coverings in public settings (covering both your nose and mouth)
  5. Avoid mass gatherings or crowds
  6. Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or use disposable tissues
  7. Comply with public health measures
  8. Stay home where possible
  9. If you have symptoms of Covid-19 which include; cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, fever, diarrhea, loss of sense of taste or smell-please stay home and contact the Health Hotlines on 232 9444 or 333 0911
  10. Do not visit health care facilities if you have symptoms or signs of Covid-19, call the Health Hotlines for guidance unless your symptoms are severe
  11. If you are under quarantine by the Public Health Team, please remain at home and comply with the guidance provided to you.
  12. If you are contacted by the Public Health Team as a part of contact tracing activities, please provide all of the information requested to assist them in their investigations
  13. Refrain from speculation and spreading rumors
  14. Stay informed with the latest information from the Ministry of Health by visiting our website on https://www.gov.tc/moh/coronavirus/
  15. Consult with your healthcare provider regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and register online;

#KnowyourCOVID-19status

#COVIDStopsWithMe

#GetTested

#ProtectYourself

#ProtectOthers

#StaySafe

Temporary Closure of the Ministry of Home Affairs

GOVERNMENT OF THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS, PUBLIC UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION

TELEPHONE: 649-338-3575

 

16th February 2021

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

BEGIN

 

 

Temporary Closure of the Ministry of Home Affairs

 

This is to advise the General Public that the Ministry of Home Affairs in Grand Turk will be closed on Wednesday 17th February 2021 to facilitate deep cleaning and sanitization of the office.  Normal working hours will resume on Thursday 18th February 2021.

 

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and extend our gratitude for your patience and understanding at this time, as we seek to adhere to the standard Covid-19 protocols.

 

END

LIST OF AUTHORIZED LAND SURVEYORS (ALS)

LIST OF AUTHORIZED LAND SURVEYORS (ALS)

 

The following is a list of Authorised Land Surveyors (ALS) who, by virtue of the provisions made under Section 5 of the Land Survey Ordinance (LSO) are legally qualified to practise land surveying in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) for the year ending December 31, 2021.

 

Name

Company

Telephone No.

Email Address

Cecil Simmons

TriTech Surveys

1-649-341-0060 or 1-649-332-7060

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

David Durham

N/A

1-649-332-5737

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Franklin Norton

FN Surveys

1-649-241-3491

1-649-332-7058

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jamaine Malcolm

Survey Techs

1-649-232-0098

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Patrick Hayward

Benchmark Surveys

1-649-231-4196

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Royal Robinson

Robinson Surveys

1-649-231-0327

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Theophilus Durham

National Engineering

1-649-232-6872

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tomlinson Skippings

Torrin Surveys

1-649-231-6584

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Public is being reminded that only ALS are legally allowed to undertake boundary/cadastral surveys within the TCI and should, therefore, ensure the production of an official form of identification before engaging an ALS for such service, where their identity is uncertain.

REGISTRATION & CITIZENSHIP (BATCH #021)

BEGINS

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

REGISTRATION & CITIZENSHIP (BATCH #021)

 

The Ministry of Immigration, Citizenship, Labor & Employment Services, in collaboration with the Department of Registration and Citizenship, are hereby inviting the following members of the general public to visit or contact the Customer Service Center in Grand Turk and Providenciales, at the numbers provided, as it relates to Naturalization and Registration Applications.

 

The telephone numbers are:

(649) 338 2982 - Grand Turk

(649) 338 4121 – Providenciales

or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

NATURALIZATION & REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS AWAITING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ALFONSO V. PALATINO

AMSKA J. ANTOINE

BERLANDINE CASSY

BETCHAINA HYPPOLITE

BRENKO JEAN

BRUNSCARMA JUSMABLE

CHRISTMAEL JUSMABLE

DADNA J. REYNOSO REYES

DAINCHY G. CHERY

DIVENSON JEAN BAPTISTE

DUPONT AMAZAN

ELICIA BASTIEN

EMMANUELLA A. ALTIDOR

ESTEVEN R. LUBIN

FRANCESKA ETHHEART PARKER

GAURI KAKKANAD

HARRY COOPER

ISAIS SEJOUR

JERLEY E. PERARD

JIM B. FRANCOIS

JODESTI FRANCOIS

JONIDE DUFFAULT/ALEXIS

JULIANA JUSMABLE

KALEECE K.P. WILLIAMS

KODY W. SEJOUR

KOMBAL BATRA

LARASHA FARRINGTON

LOPEZE EXILHOMME

MELDJINA CASSY

MICHAEL O. KWARTENG

MIKENSON OBIN

MILITO RODRIGUEZ RODRIGUEZ

MITERLAN D. CLERJUSTE

MONISE AMILCAR

OBENSON FLERIMA

ROMARIO P. REID

ROUDIA CHERY SAINTON

SANGEETA ASWANI

SHENEKA CHARLES

SONAHDIE A. PIERRE

SONIA GIBBS

STEFFANO L. ASTWOOD

TARA BARTLEY

TATIANA AUGUSTIN

TYRONE SMITH

VENICIA JACQUES HIGGS

 

Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

 

END

Turks & Caicos Government

Office of the Governor

Office of the Deputy Governor

Contact

COVID-19 UPDATE