“DIGITAL PAYMENT PROTOCOL”

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

“DIGITAL PAYMENT PROTOCOL”

 

The Accountant General’s Department has implemented an online payment feature that would allow remote payments of all TCIG vouchers directly to Treasury’s bank accounts.

 

As such, the Revenue Department is issuing taxpayers with digital remittances for tax payment purposes. Please be reminded that transfer of funds to TCIG’s account through their bank must be accompanied with the relevant remittance or voucher to show proof of payment to the Accountant General’s Department forthwith. 

 

Please note that failure to provide the receipt as proof of payment to the Accountant General’s Department will result in payments not being captured in the correct tax period and will delay timely reconciliation with the relevant remittance or voucher.  If you have not received confirmation and proof of payment for funds forwarded to the Accountant General’s Department, please resend the transfer receipt along with the relevant payment document.

 

All proof of payment receipts, vouchers, completed remittances and any queries should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Contact can also be made to any of the following numbers:

 

  • (649) 245-8245 
  • (649) 242-8246          
  • (649) 245-8247          
  • (649) 244-8248

 

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RE-OPENING OF OLD AIRPORT ROAD MAGISTRATE’S COURT

BEGINS

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

RE-OPENING OF OLD AIRPORT ROAD MAGISTRATE’S COURT

 

The Judiciary of the Turks and Caicos Islands will formally relocate the Magistrate’s Court, now housed in the Supreme Court Building, to the court building on Old Airport Road, Providenciales on July 6, 2020.

 

The Judiciary has undertaken an extensive renovation of the said court building: the floor plan of the building has been fundamentally changed to make it fit to purpose. The public waiting area was extended and fitted with air conditioning, we introduced a new registry area and made the offices for staff more spacious and responsive to health recommendations in these Covid times.

 

The renovation follows complaints of poor air quality and mould infestation. This extensive renovation, which has now been completed, addresses the past concerns of mould infestation. Internal and external renovations have now eradicated any potential mould issues.

 

The current concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic have also been addressed: High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters will be installed in the building to purify circulating air; plexi-glass shields are being installed in the building to protect in-person court users; and strict sanitization measures will continue to be observed daily. We will also be monitoring the temperature of court users.

 

The current Practice Direction on using the courts during these extraordinary times remains in place. The Judiciary requires, in line with Government directives, that masks be worn to access the court building and in the court room. Hands will be sanitized at the entrance to the court building. 

 

Security measures have also been put in place both inside and outside the court building.

 

The Judiciary assures the general public and staff that the renovated court building has passed inspection by the Environmental Health Department.

 

The inspection report dated 25/06/2020 states:

“…The Environmental Health Department team were extremely pleased to see that efforts have been made to conduct extensive renovations of the entire Court House. The odor, presence of mold/causes of mould and signs of leaking that existed during past inspections are no longer present. EHD is satisfied with the renovations done to the building in order to make it a safe working environment…”

 

 

The Chief Justice

 

END

RE-OPENING OF OLD AIRPORT ROAD MAGISTRATE’S COURT

BEGINS

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

RE-OPENING OF OLD AIRPORT ROAD MAGISTRATE’S COURT

 

The Judiciary of the Turks and Caicos Islands will formally relocate the Magistrate’s Court, now housed in the Supreme Court Building, to the court building on Old Airport Road, Providenciales on July 6, 2020.

 

The Judiciary has undertaken an extensive renovation of the said court building: the floor plan of the building has been fundamentally changed to make it fit to purpose. The public waiting area was extended and fitted with air conditioning, we introduced a new registry area and made the offices for staff more spacious and responsive to health recommendations in these Covid times.

 

The renovation follows complaints of poor air quality and mould infestation. This extensive renovation, which has now been completed, addresses the past concerns of mould infestation. Internal and external renovations have now eradicated any potential mould issues.

 

The current concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic have also been addressed: High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters will be installed in the building to purify circulating air; plexi-glass shields are being installed in the building to protect in-person court users; and strict sanitization measures will continue to be observed daily. We will also be monitoring the temperature of court users.

 

The current Practice Direction on using the courts during these extraordinary times remains in place. The Judiciary requires, in line with Government directives, that masks be worn to access the court building and in the court room. Hands will be sanitized at the entrance to the court building. 

 

Security measures have also been put in place both inside and outside the court building.

 

The Judiciary assures the general public and staff that the renovated court building has passed inspection by the Environmental Health Department.

 

The inspection report dated 25/06/2020 states:

“…The Environmental Health Department team were extremely pleased to see that efforts have been made to conduct extensive renovations of the entire Court House. The odor, presence of mold/causes of mould and signs of leaking that existed during past inspections are no longer present. EHD is satisfied with the renovations done to the building in order to make it a safe working environment…”

 

 

The Chief Justice

 

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Ministry of Health Reports 12 New Cases of Covid-19

 

Ministry of Health Reports 12 New Cases of Covid-19

 

Within the last 24hrs and confirmed this morning we now have twelve (12) new cases of Covid-19. This brings the total number of cases for TCI to 28. These new cases represent 16 new cases which have been reported this week.

 

Eleven of the new cases are contacts of the case reported on 25th June 2020 and resulted from a gathering whereby the participants were likely exposed.

 

The other case is unrelated to the group and has been admitted to the Cheshire Hall Medical Center for ongoing management and support.

 

All of the new cases and their contacts have been quarantined and additional individuals will be quarantined following the ongoing contact tracing being carried out by Public Health.

 

The Public Health team has been fully mobilized in response to these additional cases with active contact tracing, testing and control measures being implemented.

 

It is to be expected that additional positive cases will be identified over the coming days however this will allow control measures to be rapidly implemented in order to prevent spread within the community.

 

The Public Health England team who are in country on a technical visit have also been engaged by the Ministry of Health and are providing support to the activities which are currently underway.

 

The National Public Health Laboratory is playing a critical role in supporting the tracing and testing efforts and within country testing, the Ministry of Health has been able to identify positive cases of COVID-19 to assist with the implementation of control measures.

 

The Ministry of Health is urging all residents to take all of the precautions in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and also encourages persons who may be experiencing symptoms or signs of COVID-19 to stay at home and contact the Health Hotlines.

 

Continue to protect yourself and others by;

  • Staying home if you are experiencing the following symptoms; cough, fever, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, body aches or diarrhea.
  • Contact the health hotlines on 232 9444 or 333 0911 if you are experiencing symptoms or signs of COVID-19.
  • Washing your hands frequently with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Practicing social distancing at all times-keeping 6 feet from other persons
  • Using face coverings when in public (must cover mouth and nose)
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes (use your elbow or a tissue which should be properly disposed of)
  • Keep frequently touched surfaces clean e.g.  tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets and sinks.
  • Protect those who are vulnerable in the community such as the elderly or those with underlying health conditions
  • Do not discriminate against persons who have or are suspected of having COVID-19
  • Stay informed about Covid-19-visit the Ministry of Health’s website https://www.gov.tc/moh/coronavirus/.

 ENDS

The Turks and Caicos Islands records another new case of COVID-19

 

The Turks and Caicos Islands record another new case of COVID-19

 

Another new case of COVID-19 is being reported by the Ministry of Health. The Turks and Caicos Islands now has a total of sixteen (16) cases of COVID-19 with 10 recoveries, 1 death, one person who left the country and 4 active cases.

 

The newly reported case was identified in the community. The individual has been quarantined and will be managed in the community along with their immediate contacts. The Public Health team will be conducting contact tracing in order to identify any other persons who are close contacts in order to test and quarantine them.

 

With the ongoing local testing taking place through the National Public Health Laboratory, including the testing of suspected cases as well as front line workers, it is expected that more positive test results will be received going forward.

 

The general public is reminded to take the following precautions to protect themselves and others;

 

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (greater than 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol)
  • Practice social distancing at all times-keeping 6 feet from other persons
  • Use face coverings when in public (must cover mouth and nose)
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes (use your elbow or tissue which should be properly disposed of)
  • Keep frequently touched surfaces clean e.g. tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks and ATM machines.
  • Stay home and call the Health Hotlines if you have symptoms of COVID-19 on 232 9444 or 333 0911
  • Avoid contact with others who are sick

 

Stay informed about COVID-19, visit the Ministry of Health’s website: https://www.gov.tc/moh/coronavirus/

 

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