MEMBER OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS INVITED TO FIRST EVER ASSET RECOVERY INFORMAL NETWORK MEETING

During the 14th to 17th November 2016, Senior Prosecutor Clement Joseph from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions was invited to Barbados by the Organization of American States to attend a meeting that set up the first ever Asset Recovery Informal Network (ARIN).  This network is modeled after a number of such outfits operating in Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.  The purpose is to create a close fraternity within the Caribbean where information can be shared in real time to assist other jurisdictions in Financial Crimes and as well as other crimes without suffering through time and other inhibitors created by bureaucratic red tape.   

Mr. Joseph was accompanied by Inspector Paulin Nemours of the Financial Crimes Unit of the Royal Turks and Police Force and he was sponsored by the Foreign Commonwealth Office out of Miami, USA.  The new Organization has been officially named as the ARIN-Carib. It will conduct Annual General Meetings where information will be shared and progress reviewed.   Mr. Joseph and Inspector Nemours are the Turks and Caicos Islands representative to the Organization.  

On the heels of this meeting, from 18th to 20th November Mr. Joseph also visited Jamaica at the invitation of the Jamaican Bar Association, where he delivered a presentation to the local Bar on the recent changes on the law of Joint Enterprise.  His presentation was widely praised by the legal fraternity in obtaining their credits of Continuing Legal Education credits required to maintain proficiency required to practice in Jamaica.  He has done this jurisdiction proud and has been invited back at next year’s conference. 

 

EX-GRATIA PAYMENTS FOR FORMER TCIG WAGED EMPLOYEES

The Ministry of Finance is in the process of finalizing the payment of terminal benefits (Ex-gratia Payments) to all waged persons that ended their tenure with the Turks and Caicos Islands Government during the period 2009 to 2016.  We are happy to announce that at Cabinet meeting on the 26th October 2016 approval was granted for waged persons, who were not in receipt of severance payments, upon completion of their tenure with the Turks and Caicos Islands Government to receive a maximum ex-gratia payment of four months wages. These initial payments will be disbursed on the 12thDecember 2016.

It is important to note that a further review of pensions and gratuities will be conducted by the Ministry of Finance during the next financial year.

 

NOTICE OF TENDER - TO OPERATE A CONCESSION AT THE SUNSET CABANA FACILITY GRAND TURK, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

The Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Heritage, Culture & Gaming invites open tenders by qualified individuals or companies for the development and operation of the Sunset Cabana facility, Grand Turk. The successful bidder will renovate, manage and maintain the Sunset Cabana and bathroom facilities.

Tenders must be submitted by 9:00 AM on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 enclosed in a sealed envelope with the Tender Envelope Label attached firmly to the front of the envelope. Tenders are to be sent to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Culture and Heritage, The Harry Francis Building, Pond Street, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands.

For further information, please contact:                                                          

The Director

Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR)

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 338 4161

See link for more information: https://www.gov.tc/images/Sunset_Cabana_ITTGrand_Turk.pdf