The Office of the Premier's Christmas Drive-Thru Luncheon - Grand Turk

The Office of the Premier's Christmas Drive-Thru Luncheon - Grand Turk


"The Premier Honourable Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson cordially invites residents in the Nation's Capital, Grand Turk to join us in celebration of the Christmas Season this Friday, 11 December 2020 at the Office of the Premier, Durham's Building, the Ridge for the Office of the Premier's Christmas Drive-Thru Luncheon starting at 3pm.


We look forward to welcoming kids and adults to a fun and socially distanced Christmas celebration."







The Ministry of Youth is hosting an Interisland Video Campaign Competition that will make one lucky participant an instant local star. The goal is to create a catchy and compelling campaign video to promote the Ministry's new focus on Technical & Vocational Education transformation (TVET).  


We are looking for the most captivating and eye-popping content. Whether you are displaying your musical talents or bubbling personality, show the entire Turks and Caicos Islands with an original video between One (1) and Two (2) minutes long. Any profanity or inappropriate language will automatically disqualify the participant.


The rules of the competition are as follows;

  1. Entries must be shared on the TCI Government’s Facebook Page, using the hashtag #TVETTRANSFORMATIONTCI. The public will be welcomed to vote on their favourite submission. The public’s vote will account for 25% of the overall score.
  2. Entries will be assessed by an independent panel of judges. The winning submission will be used in the Ministry’s marketing and education campaign.
  3. Entrants must agree to hold the Ministry and all Ministry employees harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of the use of their submission. Entries must assume all liability for any injury or damage caused from the participation in the competition or use/redemption of any prize.
  4. The Ministry reserves the right to re-record the winning entry in order to ensure a minimum quality standard for broadcast.
  5. By submitting their entry, entrants give permission to the Ministry to use their entry without need for any further permission or releases.
  6. The compensation for submitting an entry is the opportunity to be awarded the prize, of a tablet, if the entrant wins. No additional compensation will be made for entries submitted. The entrant accepts all copyright liabilities. The entrant warrants that all submissions are their own work, and all necessary permissions to use voice, music, images have been obtained.
  7.  Content of submissions must comply with all local and national laws of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Content must not:
  8. Promote illegal behavior
  9. Support racial, religious, sexual or other invidious prejudice
  10. Advocate sexual or violent exploitation
  11. Violate rights established by law or agreement.
  12. Invade the privacy of any person; or be in otherwise inappropriate as determined by the Ministry
  13. Ownership of the underlying intellectual property of the entry remains with the entrant, with the exception of the following:
    • Winning entrant grants the Ministry the right to use their names and submission for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes without notification or further compensation.
    • Winning entrant also grants the Ministry the right to use, reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, and/or display their submission without further compensation or notification.
    • The Ministry maintains the right to reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, display, or exhibit the entries for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes on our website, social media channels, on broadcast television (free to air and cable channels) in cinemas, at events or at any other venues or media outlets as determined by the Ministry


The Deadline for submissions is 13 December 2020 and the winner will be announced on 20 December 2020.




Government Dental Services - Dentist to visit North Caicos


Public Notice

Government Dental Services -  Dentist to visit North Caicos

The General Public is hereby informed, that the Government Dentist will be visiting the Island of North Caicos on Wednesday 9th December 2020. ALL persons requiring Dental treatment should visit the Bottle Creek Health Clinic, during normal working hours. 

The Government dentist will be doing regular visits on the Second and Last Wednesday of every month.

Please ensure that you wear your face covering to attend the clinic, practice social distancing, and follow the Ministry of Health Protocols as it relates to Covid-19.  Persons with symptoms of Covid-19 are reminded to stay home and call the Health Hotlines.

For More information, Please Contact the Dental Clinic in North Caicos on Telephone - 338-3050.




Opening of the Mary Robinson Primary School

Press Release


Opening of the Mary Robinson Primary School


Tuesday, 1st December 2020 marked the re-opening of the newly renovated Mary Robinson Primary School on the island of Salt Cay by the Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Hon. Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson and the Minister of Education, Youth, Culture, Social and Library Services, the Hon. Karen Malcolm.


The school was among other government estates that suffered damages as a result of the two hurricanes in 2017, namely Irma and Maria, which caused the closing of the school and the displacement of students to the Methodist Sunday School on Salt Cay.

The Ministry of Education credited this milestone to the dedicated staff of the Public Works Department and the committed contractor, Salt Cay Building Services, who saw the undertaking of this project not only as a job but their duty to see that the work was completed, and the beloved Mary Robinson Primary School returned to the community of Salt Cay.


Other notable persons in attendance at the ceremony were the Deputy Premier, Hon. Sean Astwood, Hon. Edwin Astwood, Hon. Ralph Higgs, Hon. Goldray Ewing, Government Appointed Member, Hon. Maxovanno Thomas, the Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Amin McCartney, and District Commissioners Mrs. Almaida Wilson, Mr. Noel Hamilton and the residents of Salt Cay. They all joined the Premier, and Minister of Education, along with the teacher and students of the School for the ceremonial ribbon cutting in declaration of the School being officially reopened.








The Special Needs Unit within the Ministry of Health, Sports, Agriculture & Human Services joins the rest of the world on Thursday, December 3, 2020 in observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities under the theme: “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 World”. The annual observance was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. This day is annually observed to promote full and equal participation of persons with disabilities and take action for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in all aspects of society and development.


During the month of December, various community outreach initiatives will take place including the launch of the “We Care Program” focusing on the elderly with disabilities.  This programme will provide care packages (inclusive of commercial diapers, gloves and inco pads, thermometers, etc.) for those qualifying and will commence on North/Middle Caicos.   Additionally, various persons in the communities will receive adaptive equipment (wheelchairs, walkers, canes etc.).


The Special Needs Unit will also strengthen corporate responsibility with entities such as Kischo, who have donated various food items which will be utilized in South Caicos for food hampers for those in need.  Also, stress balls and stretch bands will be provided for persons with disabilities to assist with exercise at home during the pandemic. Children have not been left out as some 25 children with special needs will receive various educational and life skills materials. e.g. communication boards, dress myself and other fun activities.  In keeping with our vision of inclusion, supplies will also be donated to Ashely Learning Center, for the opening of face-to-face school in January, 2021 inclusive of thermometers, signs and masks etc.


As we celebrate this festive time, the Special Needs Unit is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at The Sylvia Mehaldo Aged Care and Special Needs Center in Grand Turk, on December 10, 2020 at 4:30 pm. Attendees will be asked to remain in their vehicles in order to comply with Covid-19 safety requirements.  From a distance, clients and staff will entertain with the singing of carols and the reading of the Christmas Story, as we celebrate the Year of the Nurse and thank our front line workers.

The World Health Organization recognizes that a world where all people attain the highest possible standard of health and well-being is only possible if health systems are inclusive of people with disabilities. Countries need to shift towards a service delivery system rooted in the communities, reaching out and empowering people with disabilities. 


The World Health Organization states that people with disabilities have been amongst the most vulnerable populations during the current COVID-19 outbreak due to many health, social and environmental barriers, discriminatory attitudes and inaccessible infrastructure. Let us help protect our vulnerable population including persons with special needs and the elderly by wearing a face covering, practicing social distancing and frequent hand washing.


Persons are encouraged to contact the Special Needs Office at 338-2171 in Grand Turk or 941-3187 on Providenciales for inquiries or for the registration of persons with the Special Needs Unit.



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