DECR South Caicos Office temporarily relocated





DECR South Caicos Office temporarily relocated


The Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR) would like to advise the general public that the South Caicos office has been temporarily relocated until further notice, due to maintenance.  Applicants wanting to apply for/renew licenses are asked to please see a DECR Officer, temporarily based at the Denise Saunders Building, Cockburn Harbour, Monday to Friday.


Should you have any other queries, please contact the Department via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


The DECR thanks the public for its understanding.





Do you want to serve your country as a ‘Reserve Marine’? An exciting and highly rewarding opportunity awaits those wishing to serve as a ‘Reserve Marine’ with the Turks and Caicos Islands Regiment.
The Regiment is a contingent Force with three (3) distinct functions:

• Defence of our Islands
• Protection of our Islands Borders
• Disaster preparedness, resilience and response

We are looking for our Islands best; aged eighteen (18) to fifty (50) years old. The Regiment will prize courage and resilience. Recruits will be required to start with a good level of physical fitness and be committed to improvement.
The roles will suit smart adaptable individuals - keen to use their initiative - who want to work as members of small, well-led Teams. We are keen to recruit a full range of professions and trades that can serve the country in times of disaster or emergency. Leadership potential will be prized and developed, as will an attitude that can deliver against the odds. One of the successful Candidates will be selected for training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and there will be opportunities for others to gain early promotion into Non-Commissioned Officer roles.

As a Reserve, you will be required to:

• Undergo a two-week (2) Recruitment Residential training course and further developmental training
• Deploy operationally, and build skill throughout the year as required
• Participate in a two (2) week annual training camp
• Work alongside the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force Marine Branch to protect our Islands Borders, maintain our territorial integrity and sovereignty, and protect our marine biodiversity
• Provide Humanitarian assistance and relief during and after disasters
• Assist in building our nation’s disaster resilience capabilities
  Reserves will receive the following benefits:
• A daily stipend for training and work
• Promotion based on performance and experience
• Numerous opportunities for training and teamwork
• Other benefits currently being developed

Applicants are required to complete the online Application Form and Medical questionnaire, and will be invited to attend a Selection Weekend - that will involve fitness, initiative, swimming and aptitude
assessments. Do not rule yourself out! If you have what it takes to be a Reserve Marine in the TCI Regiment, we will find that potential and develop it.

All members of the TCI Regiment will be subject to the TCI’s Defense Ordinance (currently being developed).
This Advertisement is open to Turks and Caicos Islanders, British Overseas Territories Citizens and British Citizens only.

Application forms can be obtained by visiting the Turks Caicos Islands Government Vacancy portal or by sending a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Completed applications should be forwarded to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The original must be retained for future reference.
Closing Date for Applications 5th February, 2021.







Over 300 Persons Vaccinated During First Week of Rollout in the TCI





Over 300 Persons Vaccinated During First Week of Rollout in the TCI 

The Turks and Caicos Islands successfully began the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Cheshire Hall Medical Center on Providenciales on Monday January 11, 2021.


The first batch of vaccinations included a cross section of persons from across the Turks and Caicos including His Excellency Governor Nigel and Mandy Dakin, Premier Honorable Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson, Deputy Governor Her Excellency Anya Williams and Minister of Education Honorable Karen Malcolm; joined by CEO of the Turks and Caicos Islands Hospitals Dr. Denise Braithwaite and private family medical practitioner Dr. Joe Bowden; Commissioner of Police Trevor Botting; President of the TCI Kidney Foundation Leon Wilson; representative of the TCI Cancer Society Lucille Lightbourne; local historian William “Bill” Clare; representative of the Clergy Pastor Steve Cornwall and representatives of the Haitian and Dominican communities Pastor Alces Dor and Vice President of the Dominican Consulate in the TCI Candido Moreno.


A total of 344 persons have been vaccinated in the TCI to date.  This includes over 150 healthcare workers, 75 persons in the category of elderly, chronic non-communicable diseases and additional persons in frontline and other areas.   


A total of 269 persons have been vaccinated thus far in Providenciales and 75 persons in Grand Turk; with the intention to roll the program out to the other islands over the course of the next few weeks.


Vaccinations in Grand Turk included: Minister of Health Honorable Edwin Astwood; Attorney General Honorable Rhondalee Braithwaite-Knowles; Permanent Secretary of Health Desiree Lewis and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Nadia Astwood; along with key representatives of the community, 94 year old WWII veteran James “Bobby” Fulford; Prison, Police and other frontline staff along with members of the community and clergy.


Commenting on the vaccination program thus far Premier Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson said; “I wish to thank those who responded positively to the call to lead on such an important national plan to vaccinate against the COVID-19 virus. As Premier I felt it important to participate so as to encourage us to take this vital step for our families, our country and ourselves. We have seen vaccinations used over many years to promote national public health goals and this is no different. There is no current scientific evidence that  this virus will leave us any time soon and so it is important to see this as one of our best defenses against the spread of the infection. This gives us our very best chance to regain greater control of our lives and country. By taking the vaccine, we can each act individually to achieve our national public health goal and set our country on some path towards normalcy.”


Governor Nigel Dakin said; “An excellent start. In the first week we’ve touched multiple members of society: health workers, the elderly, those with underlying conditions, police, prison, pastors, Turks Islanders, Haitians and Dominicans. The portal to allow all to now register goes active Friday January 15th, 2021. Those with serious need will be prioritized, but this vaccine is for all in TCI who are resident here and who want it. If we all embrace the opportunity it will make us not only a regional but a world leader. The opportunity for us to be one of the safest destinations in the world, almost before all others, is not an opportunity for us to waste!”



TCI COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Site Goes Live





TCI COVID-19 Vaccine Registration Site Goes Live


Following the successful launch of the TCI’s COVID-19 vaccination program on Monday January 11th, 2021 where over 300 persons in the TCI have been vaccinated to date, including at risk high priority groups such as healthcare workers, elderly persons, frontline workers and those with chronic non communicable diseases, the Turks and Caicos Islands Government is pleased to announce the official launch of its COVID-19 Vaccine Registration site  to allow all residents in the TCI to register their interest in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.


The Turks and Caicos Islands is currently administering the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine  which must be administered in two doses over a course of 21 days. In order to be eligible for registration, you must be a resident of the Turks and Caicos Islands.  


Priority will be given to persons over the age of 55; persons with Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases and persons that work in frontline positions.  However we encourage all residents of the Turks and Caicos to register their interest in being vaccinated as the aim is to vaccinate the large majority of our population that wish to be vaccinated.


Deputy Governor Anya Williams in explaining the registration portal said; “We express our thanks to our team in the Central Information Technology Unit assisted by our Public Health and Logistics Team, on the swift development and launch of our registration portal. The portal will be manned by our competent and professional staff in the Ministry of Health that have done an excellent job thus far in the roll out of the vaccine. The vaccine as a priority has thus far been primarily administered to our healthcare workers that have worked as our first line of defense in the fight against COVID-19 over the course of the last nine months.


Focus has and will continue to be placed on the priority age and at risk groups listed, but the registration process and receipt of the vaccine is open to all residents. We encourage persons that are still undecided, to research the credible sources found on our website as well as to consult your personal physician.  Engagement continues with the Private Medical Practitioners Association on the roll out of the vaccine, where training and other support is currently being provided. For persons with underlying conditions, allergies, or other medical concerns, there is a provision on the portal to allow private referrals from your personal physician following consultation.


I encourage all persons that can, to register on the website to be vaccinated. Appointments will commence the week of January 25th, 2021 and will be assigned based on priority. I have been vaccinated and you should too!”


Premier Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson lauding the success of the vaccination program thus far and encouraging additional persons to register said; “I am pleased with the response received thus far from those interested in being vaccinated. Whilst our focus remains on vaccinating our healthcare workers, vulnerables and other front line workers, we are happy to extend to those who are willing to be vaccinated. This website will aid us in the orderly registration of interested persons. We will also be looking to put additional measures to ensure there are no barriers to accessing information. 


We as a country have been blessed with this great opportunity and it is important that we do not squander what others long for. Our country has always done well in our vaccination programs in an effort to promote individual and general health. We  need to do continue this practise to regain greater control of our lives and country, as we learn to co-exist with this virus.”


Governor Nigel Dakin commenting on the TCI’s Vaccination Strategy, the launch of the registration portal and the need for persons to consider taking the vaccine said; “Our aim is that every person in TCI should have the opportunity to be vaccinated. We want TCI to be the safest as well as the most beautiful place in the world. We will not be able to secure more vaccine from the UK unless we can demonstrate we can quickly and judiciously distribute that which we already have at our disposal, so please don’t watch and wait. I’d urge anyone who wants to be vaccinated to register now.  


We will prioritise based on need but once we have taken the vaccine from the freezer we intend to use every ounce of it to safeguard these islands so even those who are not in priority groups may be able to take the vaccine – and safeguard themselves, their families and their community – in the next month. We have an amazing opportunity TCI, let’s not miss our chance to be a world leader!”




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