GREENING THE TURKS AND CAICOS: 22 April to 23 May 2018



The Department of Environment and Coastal Resource s (DECR) will be ‘greening’ the Turks and Caicos and invite you to join us in various activities to celebrate Earth Day (22 April), International Day for Biodiversity (22 May), and World Turtle Day (23 May).


Earth Day will kick off the 'WE SAY NO TO STRAWS' campaign. The DECR has partnered with stakeholders and even our very own Fish Fry, who have pledged to not serve drinks with straws. This campaign is to create awareness of our beautiful marine environment and how we can take small actions each day to conserve and protect it!


Various school activities will also be held in honour of Greening the TCI, including the annual essay competition, the ‘From Green to Blue’ 3D Diorama competition, book readings and the Turtle Olympics which will be held in the Nation’s Capital!


If you, your business, or your school, would like more information on how to keep the TCI Beautiful by Nature, and how you can get involved in these activities, please contact the DECR’s Environment Outreach Coordinator, Amy Avenant, at 338-4176 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and keep an eye on the DECR Environment Outreach and Education Facebook page for more details.







The partnership and inter-departmental collaboration in the TCI Public Service is essential to promoting cohesiveness and continued progress in initiatives undertaken by TCI public offices.  One of the most important collaboration between departments in government that is needed to provide an essential service is the cooperation between the Special Needs Unit and the Department of Education in regards to Individuals with Special Needs .  


In a previous press release, the Ministry of Health welcomed to the TCI, a clinical team from 1 World Foundation; an international non-profit charitable corporation comprised of volunteers from New York and Ontario. The Mission of 1 World Foundation is to assist government, private agencies, and persons with special needs through the provision of clinical, special education, administrative and training services.  Additionally the team is scheduled to be in Grand Turk April 18th -20th 2018.   


To this end, the Director of the Special Needs Unit, Ms. Betty-Ann Been and the Education Officer for Special Needs, Mr. Jasmin S. Walkin have organized a special joint PTA between Ona Glinton and Eliza Simmons Primary Schools for Wednesday April 18 at 3:30pm to be held at the HJ Robinson High School.  This joint PTA is being held to facilitate a presentation by Dr. Jean and George Ryan on the topic “Developmental Delays in Children”.  The Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education are encouraging all parents, teachers and stakeholders to attend this meeting as the information being shared is critical to identify, diagnosing and intervening in the developmental delays in children. 


Both ministries understand the importance of early diagnosis and intervention as it will have a significant impact on how government and its respective departments can provide essential services to Individuals with Special Needs.  Hence, parents and teachers being informed about this topic is very important as we continue to make progress in the development of Special Education in the Turks & Caicos Islands. 




Library Week April 8- 14, 2018

The Turks and Caicos Library Service is joining the Global Community in celebrating International Library week under the theme “Libraries Lead”.

The objective of the week is to remind the people of the Turks and Caicos that reading can help them to explore and to satisfy their need for a greater sense of purpose and meaning in their lives; to urge them to use more fully the libraries throughout the land in which the treasures of the printed word await. While the reading habits of a nation cannot be changed overnight or in one week. What we can do is open a door for many who do not know it is there, or who do not know what tantalizing rooms lie beyond.

The below mentioned schedule provides an insight on the activities planned for the week and we invite the general public to come out and show support for the libraries.



All week


“About Us”: an exhibition on the library service in the Turks and Caicos Island. [All Libraries]

All Week

Amnesty for overdue books. No fines will be charged for overdue books returned during the week. [All Libraries]

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Read Across TCI: Visits to schools to read stories to the children and talk about the programmes & services to be/being offered at the library. [All Libraries]

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Show how much you know about the Library: Enter the exciting Scavenger Hunt.[All Libraries]

Friday, April 13, 2018

An evening of Poetry featuring Towers of Babel performing live at the Providenciales Public Library

Friday, April 13, 2018

Chill, Relax and Enjoy Indoor games: Take your favourite indoor game with you and play with other library patrons. [All Libraries]

Launch of the Teens book club at the Providenciales Public Library

Saturday, April 14, 2014

Make it and Take It: Art and Craft Day for children. [All Libraries]


Our Branches

Victoria Public Library

Church Folly – Grand Turk

Tele: (649) 946-2716

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Providenciales Public Library

Downtown – Providenciales

Tele: (649) 941-7646

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Kew Public Library

North Caicos

Tele: (649) 946-7095

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South Caicos Public Library

South Caicos

Tele: (649) 946-3720

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Bottle Creek Public Library

North Caicos

Tele: (649) 946-7751

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Opening Hours

Mon – Wed: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Thurs – 8:00am – 6:00pm

Fri – 8:00am – 4:00pm

Sat – 12:00pm – 4:00pm