Tourist Board Officials Attend 25th Annual FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show



The 25th Annual FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico from November 5-9, 2018. The FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show is the largest event of its kind in the region. This year’s conference was attended by over 1,500 delegates comprised of Prime Ministers and Ministers responsible for Tourism, Directors of Tourism, Destination Representatives, Tour Companies, Marketing and Promotional Companies and executives from various major cruise lines. The delegation from the Turks & Caicos Islands included Candesha Mills, Product Development Officer; Shaleeya Richardson, Visitor Receptionist and Correy Forbes, Board Member of the Turks & Caicos Islands Tourist Board.


The Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), the trade association representing the mutual interests between the cruise industry, destinations and stakeholders in the Caribbean and Latin America, hosts the annual conference and trade show which the Turks & Caicos Islands has attended for several years. The five day schedule offered participants a series of meetings, workshops, networking opportunities with high-level executives from FCCA Member Lines, which operate about 200 vessels and 95 percent of the global ocean cruising capacity.


Commenting on her participation at the conference, Mrs. Candesha Mills stated; “The conference sessions and workshops were very informative and provided insight on the various challenges and issues that most destinations are facing and how to efficiently respond. We also learned how the relevant stakeholders and governments are building partnerships and working together within the FCCA to achieve a common goal and to deliver excellent guest experiences. We were grateful to be able to attend the conference to hear firsthand from other destinations on what they are doing to help promote and sustain the cruise industry. We were also excited for the opportunity to showcase the destination at the Trade Show.”



Ministry of Health announce activities to mark World AIDS Day and International Day of Persons with Disabilities





Ministry of Health announce activities to mark World AIDS Day and International Day of Persons with Disabilities


The Ministry of Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth, Culture and Library Services, presents its lineup of activities for World AIDS Day, 1st December and International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3rd December, 2018.  


1st Annual HEALTH EXPO 2018, “Embracing Different Abilities: Inclusion Matters”


Middle/ North Caicos

20th November, 2018                    11:00am – 2pm Expo, Conch Community Center, Middle Caicos

20th November, 2018                    3:00pm North Caicos Here we come! Socasize and walk, push, run or cycle event. Wear Red! Wear Burgundy! Refreshments and entertainment at the DCs Office.



28th-29th November, 2018          National Symposium for Individuals with Special Needs: “Creating change through Compassion, Data and Intervention” (Education Department)

30th November, 2018                    11:00am am Health EXPO 2018 Gustavus Lightbourne Sport Center Providenciales

30th November, 2018                    6:00pm Sip and Paint Gustavus Lightbourne Sport Center

1st December, 2018                        5:00am run, walk, push or cycle Providenciales starting at the downtown Ball Park. Wear Red! Wear Burgundy!


Grand Turk

2nd December, 2018                      11:00am Church Service, New Testament Church of God, Grand Turk. Wear Red! Wear Burgundy!

3rd December, 2018                       11:00am Health EXPO, HJ Robinson High School Auditorium

3rd December, 2018                       6:00pm Sip and Paint, HJ Robinson High School Auditorium

10th December, 2018                     6:00pm 9th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Wellness Center, Grand Turk


South Caicos

7th December, 2018                       Healthy Living, Iris Stubs Primary School South Caicos

7th December, 2018                       4:00pm High tea and paint, Community Center South Caicos

7th December, 2018                       7:00pm 4th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Wellness Center South Caicos


Remember, inclusion matters! See you at the scheduled events on each island. Show love, support and compassion.


Sip and Paint is FREE! Reserve your ticket NOW! Space is limited.


Get Tested! Get Registered! Get Education! Inclusion Matters.


For additional information, please contact 3382772 or 3382171.






The Department of Agriculture, wishes to inform the public that trapping of stray dogs continues to be conducted throughout the island.  This is part of the Department’s Animal Control Programme.


Persons are advised:

  1. Not to interfere, tamper, destroy or steal any of the Department’s traps as it is the property of the Turks and Caicos Islands Government, an offence prosecuted by Law;


  1. To secure and confine Owned Dogs.  As owners may be fined in accordance with the Dogs (Control) Ordinance (2014) if their dogs are allowed to roam unaccompanied on public premises and roadways without a collar bearing an identification tag and a lead;


  1. Report any stray dogs roaming in your area to the Department of Agriculture;


  1. Not to obstruct officers of the Department while performing their duties of trapping; and


  1. Not to take matters into your own hands and inflict acts of cruelty to straying animals, this is an offence according to the Animal Health Ordinance (2012).


For more information and reporting of stray animals in your area, please visit or contact the Department of Agriculture Office in Providenciales.


Department of Agriculture                                                                                         

16 Parade Avenue, Butterfield Square, Providenciales

Telephone: 1(649) 338-(5266) OR (5265)