Notice of Sports Facility Closure

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Press Release

 

Notice of Sports Facility Closure

 

This is to advise the general public that the Leeward Park in Providenciales is closed to the Public due to the commencement of construction works as of 22nd June 2020.  The park will be closed for an estimated period of 60 days however timelines may be extended due to unforeseen factors.

 

We ask for the full cooperation of the general public which will prevent delays in works and allow for the successful completion of the project.

We apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

For any questions or concerns, please contact the Sports Commission at 649 338 – 7704.

 

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Health Alert-Saharan Dust

Health Alert-Saharan Dust 

The Ministry of Health, Agriculture Sports, and Human Services wishes to advise the general public to safeguard against the effects of the Saharan dust which is presently affecting us as it will likely affect air quality.

Excess exposure to dust can have severe effects on one’s health. For those persons with preexisting lung disease e.g.  asthma, respiratory infections and allergies as well as other underlying diseases, the elderly and children should take extra precautions to avoid exposure. The dust also has the potential to increase the risk of waterborne disease and cause skin and eye irritation. Exposure to Saharan dust can also have adverse effects on healthy persons.

The Ministry of Health, therefore, urges members of the general public especially in light of the COVID 19 pandemic, particularly those who are already experiencing respiratory illness or who are prone to respiratory illnesses to take extra precautions. The predicted deterioration in air quality can pose additional complications for those who are already vulnerable.

The general public is advised to stay indoors as much as possible and adhere to the following advice;

  • Wear a face mask
  • Wear long-sleeved clothing
  • Avoid touching eyes, protect eyes with protective gear
  • Washing hands regularly

For further information, contact the Environmental Health Department within the Ministry of Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services on 3382142 Grand Turk and 3382143 Providenciales.

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Quarantine Order Notice to Residents of the Turks and Caicos Islands

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Press Release

 

Quarantine Order Notice to Residents of the Turks and Caicos Islands

 

The Ministry of Health Agriculture Sports and Human Services wishes to remind residents of the quarantine regulations. 

 

A quarantine order is issued to the following persons under the COVID-19 emergency powers:

  • All returning residents of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
  • All persons who are suspected of having COVID-19.
  • All persons who have been in contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19.

 

Persons placed in home quarantine are required to stay at home, along with everyone in their household for a mandatory period of fourteen (14) days.  These individuals and their families must remain at home and within the confines of their property.  Persons who are placed on quarantine in a facility, must remain within the confines of their rooms and are not to socialize with others in the quarantine centre. In addition, no person is permitted to visit persons in quarantine other than Public Health staff or for the delivery of essential items. It is important for individuals on quarantine to remain in their place of quarantine in order to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 to others.  Persons who have been quarantined have signed an order which is a legally binding document.  Persons in breach of this order are committing an offence which is punishable by law. 

 

The public is advised that they can report anyone who is non-compliant with quarantine to the Ministry of Health by calling one of the Hotline numbers on; 232-9444 or 333-0911.  You do not need to disclose your name. 

 

The public is advised to follow the safety precautions to aid in the prevention of COVID-19: frequent handwashing and sanitizing, wearing of face coverings in public places, maintaining a physical distance of 6 feet, avoiding sick people, remaining at home if you are sick.

 

For additional information, please visit the Ministry of Health’s website https://www.gov.tc/moh/coronavirus/.

 

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COURT OPENING HOURS & PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES

 

NOTICE TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

 

COURT OPENING HOURS & PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES

 

The public is advised that with effect from Monday 22nd June, 2020 until further notice, the Registries of the Supreme and Magistrate’s Court in Grand Turk and Providenciales will be open to serve the public between 9:00am and 4:00pm on weekdays.

 

Please note the following:

  1. You will only be allowed entry to the Court building if you fall into one of the following categories:
  2. You are an Attorney at Law or party in a case that is listed and you have been advised to attend Court in person.
  3. You have a confirmed appointment or have been advised by Court personnel to attend the building.
  4. You are dropping off documents as directed by the Registrar/Clerk of Court.

 

  1. You must wear a mask. You will not be permitted entry to the building unless you are wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth.

 

  1. You will be required to sanitize your hands before entering the building. A sink has been set up at the Registry in Providenciales with soap and water for you to wash your hands. Our Court Security at the Registries in both Grand Turk and Providenciales will also be available to spray your hands with hand sanitisers before entering the building

 

  1. You must speak with the Security before you proceed to any Court Room.

 

  1. Not more than 2 persons will be allowed to enter the Registry office at any one time. A tent has been erected at the front entrance of the building at the Registry in Providenciales. You will be asked to wait in the tent until you are ready to be attended to. Proper social distancing protocol will be observed and must be adhered to.

 

The Work of the Court Continues Remotely

In keeping with Practice Direction No. 3 of 2020 issued on 23rd April, 2020 the work of the Court will continue remotely, as far as is practicable.

All persons are therefore encouraged to continue to submit documents by email to the following email addresses, unless you are directed to deliver hard copies of documents:

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

Magistrate’s Court:                         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Do not copy or send documents to be filed to the personal email addresses of court staff or any other court email address, unless directed by the Court to do so.

 

Court hearings will continue by video unless the Court directs parties to attend in person.

 

Payments

Payment of filing fees, fines, maintenance and other payments that are being made into Court are to be made via on-line transfer to the Treasury. If you cannot make on-line payments, please call the contact numbers provided below for an appointment to attend the Registry.

 

Contact Information

If you wish to make any enquiries about your case, if you have any questions or if you wish to make an appointment please call or send an email to the contact information provided below. Please note, that if you are calling about an existing matter, we recommend that you have your file number and the names of the parties available.

 

Supreme Court

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

Telephone:         Providenciales   338-4203/232-2460

                                Grand Turk                          338-3972/231-7409

 

Magistrate’s Court

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

Telephone:         Providenciales                                   338-4201/4205 or 232-7240

                                Grand Turk                                          338-3967/232-3949                         

 

 

 

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22nd June, 2020

10-YEAR NATIONAL PHYSICAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY PREMIER, MINISTRY OF INFRASTRUCTURE, HOUSING, PLANNING, AND DEVELOPMENT

 

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

10-YEAR NATIONAL PHYSICAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

 

The Turks and Caicos Islands Government (TCIG) has commissioned the internationally renowned EDSA Inc, a Planning and Urban Design Consultancy firm based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to prepare a 10-year National Physical Sustainable Development Plan (NPSDP) for the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI).  The Plan will be an update of the expired 1987 National Physical Development plan.

 

The NPSDP would be a Master Land Use Zoning Planning tool intended to guide and direct future physical, social and environmental development in the islands.   It is meant to be a strategic planning tool for facilitating and giving directions to decisions, so that it can contribute to economic efficiency and the achievement of social goals and objectives, while preserving the natural environment. Most importantly, the NPSDP will be a strategy for sustainable development that brings together the aspirations and capabilities of the government, civil society and the private sector to create a vision for the future.

 

The Consultants commenced work on the Plan in late 2019 and made two visits to the islands in January and February 2020, when meetings were held with key public and private sector stakeholders and carry out ground trothing exercises.   The Consultants intended to make further visits to the TCI during the months of April, May and June 2020 to continue their work on the Plan, but was unable to do so due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the globally-implemented travel ban.

 

The official launch of the NPSDP was scheduled to take place in June of 2020, but this had to be rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the international closure of borders.  However, work on the Plan continues and the Consultants are scheduled to complete their work on the Plan by October 2020.

 

Phase one of the project is completed - Site Inventory and Analysis Report Draft.  Presentation of phase one findings will be presented via the project website, virtual zoom meetings and virtual videos.

 

The Department of Planning has established the NPSDP official website - https://planning.gov.tc/, that will be used as a public awareness tool to educate the general public on the Plan preparation process and afford them the opportunity to interact with the Consultants by asking questions, completing surveys and making comments.  It will also provide an avenue for stakeholders, grassroots organizations, political and religious organizations and the general public to express their desires and aspirations for the future development of their country.

 

The public is encouraged to visit the website https://planning.gov.tc/ and let their views be heard.

 

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