TOWN HALL MEETINGS

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PUBLIC NOTICE

 

TOWN HALL MEETINGS

 

The Turks and Caicos Islands Government (TCIG) will be holding a series of Town Hall Meetings throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands during the upcoming months. The goal of the meetings is to give the communities throughout the islands an opportunity to hear updates pertinent to the TCI and address community concerns.

 

*Dates and Venues for other islands will be announced at a later date.

 

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Stamp Duty Policy Waiver

MINISTRY OF FINANCE

 

TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS GOVERNMENT

PRESS RELEASE

Stamp Duty Policy Waiver

 

The Ministry of Finance would like to inform the public that Cabinet at its recent meeting approved the following amendments to the Turks and Caicos Islands Covid-19 Stamp Duty Waiver Policy which came into effect on 21st September 2020:

 

  • The removal from the Affidavit Form of the five (5)-year restriction on the acquired property;
  • An extension of the fifty percent (50%) Stamp Duty concession rates timeline to the 30th November 2020 on the transfer of immovable property or any real right such property, valued up to $2 million, made from 21st October; and
  • An extension of the twenty-five percent (25%) Stamp Duty concession rate which will now take effect from to December 1st-30th, 2020.

 

Note that these amendments will take effect 9th November 2020 for all properties (under $2,000,0001) transacted during the period 9th November 2020 to 30th December 2020. The revised Affidavit Form which can be found on www.gov.tc must be submitted with all applications effective 16th November 2020.

For more information, please contact the Ministry of Finance.

 

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Turks and Caicos celebrates GIS Day, 2020

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Press Release

 

Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Heritage, Culture & Gaming

 

Turks and Caicos celebrates GIS Day, 2020

 

The Department of Environment & Coastal Resources (DECR) will be celebrating Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day, 2020, under the theme “Share your passion and inspire the world with GIS”.

 

GIS Day, which falls on the 18th of November and was started in 1999, provides an international forum for users of GIS technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society. GIS Day celebrates and recognizes the innovative ways in which GIS technologies are used to provide increased efficiency and the delivery of critical services to citizens by government agencies and private corporations. This technology is employed to address problems and challenges in many critical areas including emergency response, environmental protection, health care, public works, zoning and land use, business site selection and many other areas.

 

A virtual workshop is to be held on November 18th; various public and private organisations, as well as local high schools, have been invited to attend with the opportunity to discover and explore the benefits of GIS on a local, regional and international scale.

 

For more information about GIS Day 2020, please contact Dr Julian Tyne (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), Project Manager – Developing Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) Tools for the Turks and Caicos Islands, South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI), and please cc This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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WILBUR CALEY APPOINTED AS DIRECTOR OF ROAD SAFETY

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NEWS RELEASE

 

WILBUR CALEY APPOINTED AS DIRECTOR OF ROAD SAFETY

 

The Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Service is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Wilbur Caley as the new Director of the Road Safety Department within the Ministry of Home Affairs, Public Utilities and Transportation.

 

Mr. Caley was born and raised on the island of Grand Turk.  His career background includes 10 years of service in the TCIG Customs Department; 20 years of service as a Managing Director in the Insurance industry and service on a number of statutory boards including the Air Transport Licensing Authority (1994), Chairman of the Turks and Caicos Library Board (1995), Member of the Public Service Commission (2001) and Member of the National Health Insurance Board (2009-2012).   

 

Mr. Caley rejoined the civil service in 2016 as the Deputy Director of the Road Safety Department, holding the responsibility for the administration of the Road Safety Department in Providenciales and following the departure of the former Director, was appointed to the post of Acting Director holding the responsibility for the enforcement of the Road Safety Ordinance throughout the entire TCI.

 

Commenting on his appointment Mr. Caley stated; "I am thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the TCI Civil Service and to lead the work of the Road Safety Department. My aim is to ensure that the TCI motoring public is given the service they deserve in an environment of fairness and transparency.  There are a number of initiatives that we are working to bring to fruition with other departments such as the Police and Immigration for the benefit to all residents of these Islands. No effort will be spared in our quest to build safe driving conditions and streets that will make the public proud.  I am grateful or the opportunity to serve and look forward to improving the services that we offer."

 

Deputy Governor Anya Williams in congratulating Mr. Caley on his appointment said; “I wish to extend congratulations to Mr. Caley on his recent promotion within the Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Service and wish to commend him on his stewardship of the Road Safety Department.  We wish him well on his new appointment and look forward to continued improvements within the Road Safety Department.”

 

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RELOCATION OF THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, CULTURE, SOCIAL AND LIBRARY SERVICES

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PRESS RELEASE

 

RELOCATION OF THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, CULTURE, SOCIAL AND LIBRARY SERVICES

 

The general public is hereby informed that the Ministry of Education, Youth, Culture, Social and Library Services along with the Departments of Education, Youth Affairs and Gender Affairs on the island of Grand Turk have been relocated from Franklyn Misick’s Building on Church Folly to their new location on the Government Compound.

 

We wish to thank you our clienteles in advance, for your patience during this transition.  The Ministry of Education, Youth, Culture, Social and Library Services apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused.

The hours of operation for the Departments remain unchanged. 

 

For further information, please contact the Ministry of Education, Youth, Culture, Social and Library Services at: Telephone #: 338-3134  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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