Minister of Education, Youth, Culture and Library Services To Take tour of TCIG Schools

Following the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria 95% of the school's infrastructure throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands was affected. As a result, the Government has taken a bold decision to rebuild stronger, more resilient schools.  The Minister of Education, Youth, Culture and Library Services, Hon. Karen Malcolm,  will on the 5th April 2018 conduct a work assessment tour of the Long Bay High School, Enid Capron Primary School and the Clement Howell High School on Providenciales to evaluate the repair works which have already begun. 

This tour is to ensure that the works will be completed on time and are consistent with the specifications of the Ministry. Works being done on the block that houses the  Computer room, Kitchen and Sickbay at the Enid Capron Primary School are projected to be completed in May 2018. Phase II work for the Enid Capron Primary School will commence once the 2018/19 budget is passed.

The repair work at the Clement Howell High School commenced before the storm, however, the school sustained extensive damages during the passage of Hurricane Irma. Phase III of the Long Bay High School is progressing on schedule and the work is expected to be completed in July 2018.

The Government, in its commitment to rebuilding schools, has approved a supplementary budget of over $8 million. To date, Invitations to Tender have been published for the Iris Stubbs Primary and the Marjorie Basden High School. Contracts have been awarded and works are to commence as early as May 2018.

The drafting of the ITT for repair and rebuilding of the Oseta Jolly Primary, TCI Community College and the H.J. Robinson High will be finalized and published by the end of April. Funding for the repair and rebuilding of the Ianthe Pratt Primary, Eliza Simons Primary, C. Hubert James Primary, Mary Robinson Primary, Adelaide Oemler Primary and additional work at the Enid Capron Primary is allocated in the 2018/19 budget.  Work will commence once the budget is passed in the House of Assembly. 

The Ministry of Education is happy to announce that the works on the Eliza Simons Primary School will be completed in July 2018.

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Ministry of Education Student Registration for Public Primary and High Schools, Academic Year 2018/2019

Ministry of Education, Youth, Culture & Library Services

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands

British West Indies

Telephone: 649-338-4804 ~ Fax: 649-941-5228 

The Ministry of Education is very pleased to announce student registration for Public Primary (4yrs old) and High Schools (Form 1) for the Academic Year 2018-2019.

Student registration on Providenciales will be conducted from Wednesday, April 11 to Friday, May 11, 2018. Registration for all other public high schools within the country will be held on July 9 -13, 2018.

Applications can be made via an online application system on the TCI Government website at https://www.gov.tc/ministry-of-education-youth-sports-and-library-services/. Additionally, application forms will be available for a short period at the Department of Education offices in Grand Turk and Providenciales.

Parents and Guardians are reminded that the following documents are required for entry into public schools:

  • 1 Passport size photo of prospective student/s
  • Birth Certificate of prospective student/s
  • Immunization/Medical Certificate of prospective student/s
  • Proof of Status in TCI (Parents & Prospective Student/s)
  • Passport Photo Page of Parent/Guardian and prospective student/s
  • Transcript/Transfer Letter (If applicable) 

All of the above documents can be uploaded electronically via the online system or submitted with the application form to the office.

For additional information, please contact the Department of Education at 649-338-4804.

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DECR Hosts Mandatory Training Session for Providenciales Watersports Operators

The Department of Environment & Coastal Resources (DECR), assisted by Ms. Blythe Clare, Training Manager of the Turks & Caicos Tourist Board, hosted a training session for operators within the Princess Alexandra Land and Sea National Park (PALSNP).

 

The training workshop, held on Wednesday, 28 March, addressed customer service and appropriate etiquette to be applied when undertaking business within the national park.

 

The DECR is mandated to manage the natural resources of the TCI, in a manner that all stakeholders can legally and sustainably enjoy these delicate ecosystems. The success of this mandate depends heavily on the effective implementation and enforcement of the relevant environmental laws, and compliance by the public.

 

“With the vendors and tour operators being at the frontline of TCI’s tourism product, their actions can potentially have a detrimental impact on the environment as well as a visitors’ perception of the destination. Hence, the DECR is continuing its efforts to educate all stakeholders, so that persons would be aware of what is permissible within the law and what actions are grounds for prosecution”, said Mr. Luc Clerveaux, Assistant Director of Law and Enforcement, DECR.

 

The workshop was designed to ensure that vendors and park users adhere to the regulations of the National Parks Ordinance, and to provide users with an opportunity to discuss the operational challenges that they face on a daily basis. This was the second vendor-oriented workshop hosted by the Department this year, as the Department strives to improve the operations and working environment within the PALSNP.

 

The Department would like to thank everyone who attended for their cooperation, and would like to encourage stakeholders to attend future sessions as we work together to sustain the Beautiful by Nature Turks and Caicos Islands, and provide the best possible service and environment to our guests and visitors.

 

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