TCI Regiment’s Captain Francis Glinton and Captain Adrian Parker Return Home

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TCI Regiment’s Captain Francis Glinton and Captain Adrian Parker Return Home

 

Captain Francis Glinton and Captain Adrian Parker of the Turks and Caicos Islands Regiment, returned home yesterday from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK, after completing their Commissioning Training. They were greeted at the Providenciales International Airport by the Governor, His Excellency Nigel Dakin, Premier, Hon. Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson, Hon. Karen Malcolm, Minister of Education, Youth, Culture, Libraries and Social Services, Lt. Colonel Ennis Grant, Commanding Officer of the TCI Regiment and their families and friends.

 

The Officers were welcomed with lots of cheers, emotions, warmth and a tremendous sense of national pride from those gathered to receive them.

 

Captains Glinton and Parker completed six (6) weeks of training at the Royal Military Academy covering:

  1. Army Leadership Code
  2. Principles of Law and Armed Conflict
  3. Action Centered Leadership
  4. Army Ethics
  5. Mental Health
  6. Combat Estimates
  7. Chemical, Biological, Nuclear and Radiological (CBNR) Agents Detection
  8. Weapon Handling, and a Host of other areas

 

Captain Glinton and Parker are expected to receive their formal Commission at a ceremony to be hosted at the St. Monica’s Anglican Church, Providenciales, on Thursday, 10th December 2020.

 

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ARTICLE PRINTED IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE TURKS AND CAICOS SUN NEWSPAPER

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PRESS RELEASE

 

ARTICLE PRINTED IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE TURKS AND CAICOS SUN NEWSPAPER

 

The Department of Trade, Industry and Consumer Affairs has been made aware of an article published in the latest issue of the Turks and Caicos SUN newspaper (20 November - 27 November 2020) titled “Consumers advised to complain about the prices of goods and services.”

 

We take this opportunity to clarify any misunderstanding or uncertainty resulting from this newspaper article. As indicated in our press release dated 20 November 2020, the Department does not have the power to regulate the prices at which goods and services are sold in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

 

The Consumer Protection Ordinance makes express provision only, for the Department to act to protect the rights afforded to consumers under the Ordinance. These rights relate to the right to return defective goods, right to replacement or repair of damaged goods, right to return defective goods etc. The Ordinance also imposes certain duties on providers of goods and services e.g. not to make false, misleading or deceptive representations, to provide a receipt for the purchase of goods and services, not to advertise goods or services at a specified price which that provider does not intend to offer for supply etc.

 

Consumers may therefore submit a complaint to the Department in relation to goods and services purchased in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Department will then investigate the complaint and, the Ordinance may be enforced if a provider of goods or services is considered to have acted in contravention of the Ordinance. In some instances, a provider of goods and services may be liable on summary conviction to a fine of up to $10,000.

 

Persons are again encouraged to view a copy of the Ordinance at www.gov.tc/trade/consumeraffairs/legislation and to contact the Department of Trade, Industry and Consumer Affairs on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any additional information or support.

 

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CONTINUED VOTER REGISTRATION

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS GOVERNMENT

ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

CONTINUED VOTER REGISTRATION

 

The Supervisor of Elections takes this opportunity to remind all that voter registration in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) is a continuous process, and that in accordance with the Elections Ordinance, he is required to produce and publish an Electors’ Register every year.

 

‘The Electors’ Register’, he said, ‘for 2021/2022 will be produced and published on March 31, 2021. The cut-off date for accepting applications for persons to be added to that Register is Monday, November 30, 2020, at 4:30pm.’

 

The Supervisor is appealing to eligible voters who did not take the opportunity to register for the 2020/2021 Register to take this opportunity to register.

 

For voter registration, applicants must complete and sign the required Registration Application Form, and must present a Status Card issued by the Ministry of Border Control.

 

Persons who were previously registered do not have to re-register as their names will remain on the Electors’ Register.

 

The Supervisor further stated that the 2020/2021 Electors’ Register produced and published on March 31, 2020, will be the Electors’ Register used to facilitate the up-coming general elections. He lamented that no additional names will be added to that Register at this time.

 

All new applicants will be added to the 2021/2022 Electors’ Register and, therefore, will not be eligible to vote in the up-coming general elections.

 

 

Lister Dudley Lewis

Supervisor of Elections.

 

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TURK & CAICOS ISLANDS MARINE SPATIAL PLANNING (MSP) TOOLSWEBGIS AND DATA PORTAL ARE NOW ONLINE

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Press Release

 

Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Heritage, Culture & Gaming

 

TURK & CAICOS ISLANDS MARINE SPATIAL PLANNING (MSP) TOOLSWEBGIS AND DATA PORTAL ARE NOW ONLINE

 

The Department of Environment & Coastal Resources (DECR) is happy to announce island wide Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) applications WebGIS (https://webgis.gov.tc) and Data Portal (https://dataportal.gov.tc)  are now live and online.

 

The Turks and Caicos Government (TCIG) through the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR), in collaboration with the South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI), the Joint National Conservation Committee (JNCC) and the Economics for the Environment (eftec), is supporting a Darwin-Plus project to develop Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) Tools for the Turks and Caicos Islands. This stakeholder-driven science-based process aims to develop a strategic plan for managing and protecting the marine environment that addresses the multiple and cumulative uses of the sea and achieves ecological, economic and social objectives.

 

The project includes the development of an online, island wide data management system that consists of two components, 1) a Data Portal, which is a catalogue of data and 2) a WebGIS application to visualise the data. It has involved the location, collection and collation of existing marine data of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and is an ongoing process.

 

The Data Portal can be found at https://dataportal.gov.tc and the WebGIS at https://webgis.gov.tc or through the DECR website at https://www.gov.tc/decr/ programmes and projects menu.

 

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Opening of the Ministry of Education Building

Opening of the Ministry of Education Building

 

On Monday, November 16, 2020, the newly renovated Ministry of Education Building was officially opened by the Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Honourable Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson and the Minister of Education, Youth, Culture, Social and Library Services, the Honourable Karen Malcolm.

 

The passing of two hurricanes in 2017, Irma and Maria, severely damaged and impacted the building forcing the staff to relocate to Franklyn Misick’s Building.  The Ministry openly express its sincere gratitude to Mr. Misick for his generous gift of one year of free accommodations to the Turks and Caicos Islands Government.

 

Achieving this milestone would not have been possible without the dedicated construction personnel who have proudly and tirelessly worked on the site for the past year and whom we extend sincere appreciation.  The Ministry of Education would also like to thank the Ministry of Infrastructure for their unwavering support.

 

The brief ceremony saw the attendance of Her Excellency Deputy Governor, Mrs. Anya Williams; Honourable Premier, Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson; Minister for Education, Honourable Karen Malcolm and other Ministers of Government.  The ceremony was chaired by Mr. Amin McCartney, the Acting Permanent Secretary of Education and consecrated by Reverend Claire K. Robinson.

 

The completion of this building, a critical milestone, comes at a time when the Ministry of Education is rebranding its image to increase awareness.  This rebranding will set the Ministry of Education apart from the other Ministries.  It will allow the Ministry of Education to reflect on its strengths, values and mission as a place of learning, preparing future leaders, equipping them as future leaders of society.

 

The rebranding of the Ministry of Education will include a full campaign which will include community awareness, allowing the community to grow to appreciate and understand the mission of the Ministry of Education.  This campaign will not be a one-time campaign but a continuous effect which will be incorporated in all aspects of the Ministry’s initiatives; a campaign that will continue to promote the Ministry of Education and will attract and inspire the community.

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