‘Laboratory Professionals get Results’ is the official slogan for Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 22- 28, 2018. Laboratory professionals’ week is an annual celebration of medical laboratory professionals who play a very important role in health care and patient management. Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW) is celebrated worldwide and provides the profession with a unique opportunity to increase public understanding of and appreciation for clinical laboratory personnel.

Beyond meeting this public need, the celebration of MLPW helped increase recognition for the profession as it improves the individual practitioner's sense of self-worth. Further, as the various professional groups within laboratory practice work together on this project, the sense of unity and purpose necessary to further the goals of all laboratorians are reinforced.

The Ministry of Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services marked MLPW by the following activities:

Sunday, April 22nd – Church service at St. Monica’s

Monday, April 23rd – Opening ceremony at TCI Hospital Lobby – 9am The Public Health Laboratory relocated to # 10 Parade Avenue

Tuesday, April 24th – Tour of the Lab by High Schools – Clement Howell and Maranatha High

Please join us in recognizing and congratulating Medical Laboratory Professionals for their dedication to provide accurate and reliable results in a timely manner.

For further information, please contact the National Public Health Laboratory at:

Telephone: 338-5132




The Ministry of Education is hereby informing the public that the deadline for applications for international scholarships, with the inclusion of ALL required documentation, has been deferred to May 31th, 2018 and for local applicants the deadline has been extended to August 17th, 2018. The deadlines have been deferred due to the limited number of applications being received by the Ministry. In accordance with the Scholarship Policy, the Scholarship Committee will award scholarships to successful applicants in the following areas:

  • Education
  • Youth Development Work
  • Technical Vocational Education (Plumbing, Electricity, Construction, Auto Mechanics etc.)
  • Turks and Caicos Islands Community College – Associate and Bachelor Degree programmes and;
From priority areas listed below:

Institutions Recommended (2018)

Areas of Priority (2018)

Areas of Priority (2018)

The Caribbean

Turks and Caicos Islands Community College

Mico University College

Shortwood Teacher’s College

University of the West Indies (All Campuses)

UWI School of Nursing

University of Technology

Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts

College of the Bahamas



United Kingdom

University of Nottingham

University of Leeds

University of Leicester

Bristol University

University of Manchester

Oxford Brooks University

University College of London

London School of Economics


University of Newcastle

Imperial College

Warwick University


(Max. Award = $30,000/yr):


Primary Education

All areas


Secondary Education:



Physical Education

Foreign Languages

Education Management




(Max. Award = $35,000/yr)

Medical Technology

Nursing (General & Public Health)

Emergency Medical Care Technician (EMTs)

Rehab Technicians



(Max. Award = $35,000/yr)







(Max. Award = $35,000/yr)

Environmental Science


Marine Biology


Forensic Science

Veterinary Science


Technical / Vocational:

(Max. Award = $30,000/yr)

Culinary Arts / Food Sciences



Mechanics (Auto and Aviation)

Technical skills (Construction Focus)

Spa Services Technician

Land Survey


Liberal Arts:

(Max. Award = $30,000/yr)

Legal/Paralegal studies

Social Work / Counseling

Library Science

Disaster Management

Estate Management


NB: This list is the 2018 approved modifications to the 2011 Scholarship Policy booklet.


ALL Universities must be found to be fully accredited




Scholarships and grants may be awarded to persons who satisfy the following criteria. To be eligible for any category of scholarship, the applicant must –


  1. Be a Turks and Caicos Islander, and reside in the Turks and Caicos Islands
  1. Have completed secondary education at any of the high schools, post-secondary education at the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College, British West Indies Collegiate, or any other 6th form College in the Turks and Caicos Islands
  1. Have no fewer than 3 passes in external exams for local scholarships or 5 passes for international scholarships in (CXC-CSEC, IGCSE, GCE) at Grade II/B or above.
  1. Produce evidence of acceptance in an accredited institution, approved by the Ministry of Education, to pursue a course identified in the priority areas.
  1. If a graduate of the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College, have a minimum Grade point average of 3.00 or equivalent B grade.
  1. If a Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Servant, produce evidence of approval from the Human Resource Management Directorate, through his/her Head of Department.
  1. Submit a completed application form and all supporting documents required for assessment by the Scholarship Board.


Applications must be submitted on the standard application form available at the Ministry of Education or Education Department, Providenciales. National Scholar Awardees must also submit a completed application package. International Scholarships will NOT be awarded to applicants wishing to pursue an equivalent course of study that is being offered by the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College.


Application packages should be forwarded to the Secretary of the Scholarship Board, Ministry of Education, Grand Turk, or the Education Department, Providenciales. All applications must be received on or before May 31th 2018 for international applicants and August 17th, 2018 for local applicants.


Applicants who receive a full or partial scholarship shall be required to sign a bond agreement with the Turks and Caicos Islands Government, prior to commencement of payment.




2018 Grade Six Achievement Test Has Been Postponed by Two Weeks

2018 Grade Six Achievement Test has been postponed by two weeks

The Ministry of Education, having consulted with Education staff and primary school principals, advises the public that the Grade Six Achievement Test has been postponed by two weeks.  The GSAT will be administered on Wednesday, 13th and Thursday 14th June 2018.  The postponement will afford students additional time to prepare for the Grade Six Achievement Test.

 The venues for the Grade Six Achievement Test are as follows:



Grand Turk

HJ Robinson Auditorium

South Caicos

Iris Stubbs Primary School

North Caicos

Kew Community Centre


Ianthe Pratt Primary School, Gustavus Lightbourne Sports Complex, Enid Capron Primary School