Larry Mills Returns to TCIG as New Director of Registration and Citizenship

Following the successful completion of his study leave, congratulations and best wishes is extended to Mr. Mills on the successful completion of an MA in Law Enforcement and Intelligence Studies at the University of Buckingham in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom and on his return to the Turks and Caicos Government as the new Director of Registration and Citizenship within the Ministry of Border Control and Employment Services.

 

Commenting on his return and new appointment, Mr. Mills said; “As the new Director of Registration and Citizenship, the skills and knowledge that I have gained will undoubtedly springboard our move to more secure, digitalized documents for our products.  I am keen on seeing a marked improvement in the standard of productivity within Registration and Citizenship and will look to implement a new approach to service delivery that can enhance the overall satisfaction with our customers, while positioning our registry on par with those regionally and internationally.

 

“I am gratefully humble to have been afforded the opportunity to head the Department of Registration & Citizenship and, to continue being a part of the team in the Ministry of Border Control and Employment. In so doing I am looking forward to collaborating with my colleagues on matters pertaining to our mandate, thereby making my contribution in service to our citizens and my country.”

 

Deputy Governor, Anya Williams joined in congratulating Mr. Mills by stating;  “Congratulations is extended to Mr. Mills on the successful completion of his studies and we are pleased to welcome him back to the Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Service.  We are pleased to have assisted Mr. Mills in his studies through the Civil Service Professional Development Fund and would encourage other civil servants to continue to seek opportunities for development under this program as well.

 

“Mr. Mills has returned to the civil service with great enthusiasm and a keen interest in improving and revolutionizing the service delivery of the Registration and Citizenship Department.  We wish him well in his new role and look forward to working with him.”

 

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Brian Been Appointed As New Tourism Risk Manager

The Turks and Caicos Islands civil service is pleased to welcome Mr. Brian Been and to congratulate him on his new appointment as the Tourism Risk Manager within the Ministry of Tourism, Heritage and the Environment.

 

Mr. Been, who is a former employee of the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board, previously served as the Senior Product Development Officer and is a former member of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), Sustainable Tourism Technical Committee (STTC) where he served for over 12 years and has also held the post of Deputy Chairman. Mr. Been also co-chaired the Grand Turk Cruise Steering Committee that facilitated the establishment of a cruise industry on Grand Turk and participated in the consultation for the Grand Turk Master Plan.

 

Mr. Been served on the Steering Committee for the Turks and Caicos National Tourism Strategic Plan updates in 2006 and 2015 by Ainsworth O’Reilly and KPMG. He also acted as National Focal for the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency’s Regional Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and Plan of Action for the Caribbean Tourism Sector and the CARIBSAVE Risk Atlas for the Turks and Caicos Islands.

 

A graduate of The College of The Bahamas, now University of The Bahamas with in BSc Tourism Management, Mr. Been is a certified Business Advisor for the Hospitality Assured Caribbean programme.  He is married to Kathrina Missick-Been and has a son, Alexander.

 

Commenting on his new appointment he stated; “The Turks and Caicos Islands is at the crossroads in respect of tourism development and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve my country in this capacity.  Playing my role, I intend to ensure that an integrated approach is taken as we seek to build a culture of multi-hazard risk reduction for all 8 sectors of the tourism industry.  The desired output is enhanced safety for our host community and visitors alike through a Disaster Risk Strategy and Action for the Tourism Sector. I am really looking forward to much accomplishments in my new role and also in working with the Ministry of Tourism, Heritage and the Environment on the wider tourism management program.”

 

Deputy Governor, Anya Williams in extending congratulations to Mr. Been stated; “I am pleased to welcome Mr. Been to the main stream civil service and to congratulate him on his new role.  The post of Tourism Risk Manager is a new post that was created to provide the highest level of strategic advice and guidance to the Ministry of Tourism and the Tourist Board on the risks that exist within the tourism industry, which accounts for over 80% of our GDP.  In his new role Mr. Been will be responsible for developing policy framework and standard operating procedures for the management of risks in the tourism sector and will also be responsible for developing strategic plans aimed at enhancing our tourism product.  We wish Mr. Been well in his new role and are happy to have him join our team.”

 

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Easter Camp 2018

DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH AFFAIRS

Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Library Services

Turks & Caicos Islands, British West Indies

 

Easter Camp 2018

Back to Easter Fun!

 

Are you ready to have the best days of your lives?!!  Well, Easter break is around the corner, and the Department of Youth Affairs is excited to announce their 1st Annual Easter Camp.  The Youth Department will be hosting this camp from March 26 – 30, 2018 at their office which is located Down Town, Providenciales, next to Mother’s Pizza.

 

It will be a fun packed few days of activities for youths.  A variety of indoor sessions and field trips. Remember to bring a snack.

Ages: 10-15 years old.

 

Maximum number of participants: 25

 

For registration.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call #243-3288

 

For more information about this Easter Camp please contact the number above or visit the Youth Department on Providenciales.

 

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