Please find attached the third quarter report of the Turks and Caicos Islands Government (TCIG) for the period 1stOctober 2016 to 31st December 2016.
Supervisor of Elections Published 2017 Register of Electors.
Supervisor of Elections, Lister Dudley Lewis has commenced the publication of the 2017 Register of Electors in accordance with the Elections Ordinance Revised Edition 2014, allowing Turks and Caicos Islands the opportunity to view the Register of Voters from March 31, 2017.
The Supervisor has arranged for the Register to be placed at the following locations across the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Register is also issued for inspection at the Governor’s Office, Elections Department Grand Turk and Providenciales and District Commissioner’s Officers.
The Register will be available for viewing at the following locations:
ELECTORAL DISTRICTS PLACE
ED 01 Grand Turk North Fulford’s Gas Station
Sunny Foods Supermarket (West Road)
E & R Supermarket (West Road)
Dominican Supermarket (Pond Street)
Dominican Supermarket (Over Back)
John Missick Bar (West Road)
ED 02 Grand Turk South & Salt Cay Cee’s Food Centre
Mozey’s Cozy Corner Store
Palm Grove Variety Store
Dominican Supermarket (Back Salina)
Grand Turk International Airport
Grand Turk Liquors
DC’s Office (Salt Cay)
Community Centre (Salt Cay)
ED 03 South Caicos Airport Terminal
Sea View Marina
Super Value Supermarket
G & H Enterprise
ED 04 Middle and North Caicos Community Centre (Bambara)
Government Clinic (Lorimers)
Digicel Store (Bottle Creek)
Community Centre (Kew)
Community Centre (Whitby)
Community Centre (Sandy Point)
ED 05 Leeward TCI Ferry Service
Tropical Plaza Gas Station
ED 06 The Bight PTV’s General Office
Kathleen’s 7 – 11 Store
Rubis Gas Station
Long Bay Express Gas Station
ED 07 Cheshire Hall & Richmond Hill The Library
Grant’s Gas Station
The Post Office
Chinson’s Grill Shack
H & R Variety Store
ED 08 Blue Hills Doreen’s Club
Keyse’s Variety Store
J & M Fair Trade
ED 09 Five Cays Mackey’s Automotive
Hole In The Wall Restaurant
Gilley’s Café, International Airport
Five Cays Electronic Store
Walkin Service Station
Seacor Island Shopping
ED 10 Wheeland Froggies on the Beach
B & J Restaurant
3 Queen’s Restaurant & Bar
Papa John Grocery Store
Lister Dudley Lewis
Supervisor of Elections
See below for 2017 Register of Electors:
The Office of the Deputy Premier and Ministry of Border Control & Employment wishes to advise the general public, and in particular the business community, that it is in the final stage of developing a new work permit management system that is designed to bring about and make changes in the submission, processing and issuance of work permits.
The key features of this new system will involve the following:
1) The entry and submission of all data and supporting documents pertaining to work permit applications online by the employer or their delegate;
2) The electronic approval of labour clearances and work permits and automated responses to clients when key decisions are made, and;
3) The issuance of a more secure, machine readable, work permit ID card to work permit holders and dependents who are qualified to be endorsed.
When the new system is launched, employers will still be required to bring original documents to the department for verification purposes as well as to facilitate payment of the relevant fees.
The final phase of modernizing the processing work permit processing will involve the ability to pay permit fees online.
In announcing this new product, the Deputy Premier and Minister for Border Control and Employment, Hon. Sean R. Astwood MP commented; “It is my government’s intention to demonstrate our full commitment to improving service delivery in all areas of my Ministry. This new system will address some of the longstanding complaints that the business community express on a regular basis, more notably, the lack of feedback, lengthy delays in the process, and the absence of identification for family members who are permitted to reside in the Islands with permit holders.
“For staff, it will resolve the issue of tracking documents and it will serve as an important compliance tool for enforcement officers”.
He concluded; “We all have a responsibility to ensure that the system yield the intended benefits – staff, employers and their agents – and ask for the support of all persons, especially during the implementation period.”
Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Clara Gardiner OBE, registered her delight that the Ministry is finally at a stage where it is able to communicate publically, that the hard work and efforts of key project team members over the years is about to produce results. She noted that the launch of the work permit database is the first of a multi-faceted IT modernization that is taking place across all departments with the Ministry of Border Control and Employment. She further echoed assurance that in light of the implications the impending changes will have for staff, as well as the business community, a series of engagements that will take place over the next few weeks with key stakeholders.
There will also be postings online, leading up to and beyond the go live date which will be announced in due course.
Data Worx Systems Ltd. was awarded the contract for the development of the new IT system and upgrade at the end of the 2016 Financial Year.