CLASS OF 2020 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RESULTS

BEGINS

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

CLASS OF 2020 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RESULTS

 

The Ministry of Education extends profound congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2020 for the success obtained during their tenure in secondary school.

 

The Class of 2020 comprises a total of 307 future leaders of the Turks and Caicos Islands.  In keeping with the Education Policy 2005; 285 students are recommended for graduation, which means they will receive a School Leaving Certificate or a High School Diploma.   Twenty-two students are recommended for a Statements of Attendance; noting that they have completed five years of high school but have not satisfied the criteria to receive a certificate or a diploma. 

 

The overall graduation rate for 2020 is 92.83%, which is a slight increase above the rate for 2019.   However,Your attention is drawn to the fact that the Class of 2020 records more students receiving  diplomas with credit and diplomas with pass compared to last year’s results.  The number of students receiving School Leaving Certificates and Statements of Attendance are roughly the same as in 2019. 

 

The top performing students at each school are as follows:

 

H J ROBINSON HIGH

STUDENT NAME

Title

Overall %

Diploma Category (Distinction, Merit, Credit, Pass)

Noel Benjamin             

Valedictorian

 91.80%

Distinction

Breyanna Williams

Salutatorian

 89.73%      

Distinction

Kaylana Selver

2nd

 89.30%

Distinction

MARJORIE BASDEN HIGH

Jada-Wrae Kennedy  

Valedictorian

79.98%

Merit

Jonathan Saint Jean

Salutatorian

70.75%

Credit

Cameo Lewis

2nd

70.57%

Credit

RAYMOND GARDINER HIGH

Ovancia Gardiner       

Valedictorian

81.2%

Merit

Alicia Edwards

Salutatorian

76.4%

Credit

Tolani Olademeji

2nd

74.5%        

Credit

CLEMENT HOWELL HIGH

Daynielle Worgs         

Valedictorian

87.4%

Distinction

Alex Swaby

Salutatorian

86.1%

Distinction

Jennie-Flor Lucien

2nd

84.5%

Distinction


The Minister of Education, Honourable Karen Malcolm extends congratulations to the Class of 2020 and noted that their success is not obscured by our inability to host the traditional island wide graduation celebrations.  She stated, “We are so proud of you. Your resilience and ability to adapt during this pandemic indicates that you have the skills and determination to fulfill your dreams and aspirations.” 

 

Hon. Malcolm also extends congratulations to the parents of the graduates and wishes them well in their future endeavors.

 

END

 

Landing of Illegal Dominican Vessel on Grand Turk

MINISTRY OF IMMIGRATION, CITIZENSHIP, LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

 

IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT

GRAND TURK                                                                                                                     TEL: 649-338-2921

TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS                                                                                            FAX: 649-946-2924

WEST INDIESEL: 649-338 2921                                                                     EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

Landing of Illegal Dominican Vessel on Grand Turk

 

Seventeen (17) Dominican Nationals are being processed for repatriation to their homeland after landing on Grand Turk during the later hours of Wednesday June 17, 2020.

 

Officers of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force and the Department of Immigration responded to a 911 Report received that a number of persons were seen in the southern area of Grand Turk. As a result, it was confirmed that seventeen person including two (2) females had arrived on the Islands via a small vessel landed near the Hawks Nest area.

 

The apprehended persons were assessed by a team from the Ministry of Health that included medical practitioners. Upon being examined they were transported to a holding place.

 

Deputy Governor Hon. Anya Williams, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry responsible for immigration, Director of Immigration, Senior Immigration and Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police were present and provided support to the effort.

The Dominican Nationals have been transported to Providenciales for holding at the Detention Centre for further processing and repatriation.

 

Preliminary reports from the local representative of the Government of the Dominican Republic suggest that these persons have been missing for over a week and that the named Government was currently conducting an air and sea search and rescue mission. In relation to the voyage, these persons allegedly were travelling to another country.

 

The Hon Vaden Williams, Minister of Immigration, Citizenship, Labour and Employment Services, states that although this landing is not common to the Islands, he join with others in thanking his Ministry especially the Immigration Department for their immediate response and continued hard work. He also stated that the Department of Immigration remain in contact with officials of the Dominican Republic on having these persons removed from the Islands in a timely manner.

 

The Ministry of Immigration, Citizenship, Labour and Employment Services and wishes to thank and remind the public to remain alert and report any unusual or suspicious movements of groups of persons, particularly at night and continue to appeal to persons with information concerning planned and landed arrival of illegal persons to contact the Police anonymously on 911 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1-800-8477 TIPS.

 

The public is also reminded that it is an offence to harbour or assist illegal persons and that persons found guilty engaging in such activities are liable to a fine of US$20,000 or a term of imprisonment of four years, or both in accordance with Section 105 and 106 of the `Immigration Ordinance 2018 Revised or any law.

 

The public is also requested to provide the Police with tips or any information related to this or any other illegal landing. We encourage the public to submit information or tips anonymously in English, French or Spanish on either to www.crimestoppers.tc or on Facebook as a fan of Crime Stoppers Turks & Caicos. Crime Stoppers tips are received in the USA.

 

END

The Minister of Education, Youth, Culture, Social and Library Services welcomes all returning students

BEGIN

 

STATEMENT

 

The Minister of Education, Youth, Culture, Social and Library Services welcomes all returning students

 

Honourable Karen Malcolm, Minister of Education, officially welcomed returning students from the UK and other territories who recently returned home after being stranded due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hon. Malcolm commented; “On behalf of the Ministry of Education, I take this opportunity to welcome all our returning students home. We thank you for your patience during the past weeks as the Ministry of Tourism along with the Governor’s office worked the logistics on getting flights in Country”.

 

The Hon. Malcolm also remarked that she admonishes the students to adhere to the protocols issued by the Ministry of Health, which were made to keep you safe and healthy.  She commented that; “Your Government is here for you and we encourage you to relax yourselves and enjoy the fourteen days of quarantine at the locations provided for you”.

 

The Minister wants to encourage the students to continue to keep in constant contact with their Colleges and Universities, so that you will be informed as to what will happen during 2020-2021 Academic year.  She is most excited as many of the students for another school year with endless possibilities for achievement and success without the stress of COVID-19.  She emboldens the students to stay safe and well.

 

Welcome Home! We are thankful to God that you arrived safely.

 

END

Public Service to Transition to Phase 2B Reopening Program

BEGINS

 

NOTICE

 

Public Service to Transition to Phase 2B Reopening Program

 

On Monday June 22nd, 2020 the Turks and Caicos Islands will transition into Phase 2B of its COVID-19 Pandemic Reopening Programme.

 

At this time, all offices across government including those previously not open will reopen to provide services to the general public and to continue their work programmes.

 

Government’s operating hours will be from 9am-4pm Monday through Friday with the lunch hour observed from 1pm-2pm each day.

 

In order to observe the social distancing protocols as mandated by the Emergency Powers (COVID-19)(No 5) Regulations 2020, staff will continue to work on a rotational basis, where necessary, depending on office spaces.

 

Strict sanitization measures will remain in place to ensure that offices are appropriately cleaned each day.

 

The use of masks in the office place will remain a strict requirement.

 

End

Donation of tablets to the schools in Grand Turk

BEGINS

 

Press Release

 

Donation of tablets to the schools in Grand Turk

 

On March 20th of this year, we saw the closure of schools in our country due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The subsequent reopening of schools saw a transition to online modalities of learning as a result of the pandemic.

 

The closure of schools presented huge challenges to both children and their parents, especially for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The transition from the traditional classroom setting to home schooling was a disruption for virtually every child in the Turks and Caicos Islands. 

 

Even in the darkest of times, there are opportunities for people to shine.  Mr. Allan Robinson, a sterling citizen of the Turks and Caicos Islands, donated twenty-three (23) tablets to assist students in the community of Grand Turk.  As a result of his generous donation, Mr. Robinson helped to ensure that low-income students are equipped with the tools necessary for remote learning.  His financial support had a direct impact on students’ learning and confirms the fact that similar support from members of the community is what is needed to ensure the continuation of teaching and learning during these changing and challenging times

 

The Minister of Education, Honourable Karen Malcolm, stated that she was absolutely delighted for this act of kindness and that it was very timely.  She expressed gratitude to Mr. Robinson for his generous donation and encouraged the students to care for the tablets and to utilize them to the best of their ability.

 

The Ministry of Education expresses sincere thanks to Mr. Robinson for his kind donation and encourages other members of the community to become partners in education.

 

END

Turks & Caicos Government

Office of the Governor

Office of the Deputy Governor

Contact

COVID-19 UPDATE