TCI Chevening Scholar Returns Home Ready to Make an Impact


Grand Turk, TCI: Lormeka Williams, the TCI’s 2016/2017 Chevening Scholar, has returned home after a successful year of study in the UK, where she achieved a Master’s Degree in Conservation Biology (Merit) from the University of Kent.

In recognition of her achievement, H.E the Governor, Dr. John Freeman, met with Mrs. Williams to present her with the Chevening completion certificate; officially making Mrs. Williams an alumnus of one of the most prestigious professional and educational networks in the world.

H.E. the Governor, Dr John Freeman commented: “I congratulate Lormeka on her achievement in being awarded a Chevening Scholarship and for having gone on to gain her Master’s Degree at the University of Kent in the UK. The Chevening awards are highly prestigious and the subject of great competition internationally.”

“It is wonderful that a person from TCI was able to win through and I hope it will encourage others to apply for Chevening awards in future. For bright, motivated persons in TCI, Chevening offers the chance to widen horizons, to build expertise and come back and contribute further to the development of the country,” said Governor Freeman.

Williams expressed that; “The experience of being a Chevening Scholar was very exciting and to be an alumnus of this prestigious programme is humbling.  I would like to thank everyone that supported me throughout this time, especially my husband and family; and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for this opportunity.”

“My time in the UK gave me many opportunities to broaden my horizons and deepen my knowledge and skills: from studying in the southeast, to field work at the Durrell Conservation Academy in Jersey, Channel Islands; Environmental Legislation debate at King’s College and glamping at the Port Lympne Reserve.  The past year of study has brought lifelong friends, colleagues and a network of professionals and experts in their fields; I highly recommend that persons apply during the next application cycle that begins in August 2018. I am excited to be back home and motivated to see how I can contribute to the Turks and Caicos Islands and make a valuable impact.”

To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship, an applicant must: - Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country, and intend to return there after your studies; - Hold a degree that is equivalent to at least an upper second-class honours degree in the UK; - Have completed at least two years’ work or equivalent experience before applying for a Chevening Scholarship; - Be able to meet the Chevening minimum English language requirement; - Be able to obtain the correct visa, and receive an unconditional offer from a UK university. Further details of the application process are available at


Water Service Interruption Pond Street Grand Turk

The Ministry of Infrastructure, Housing and Planning in collaboration with the Water Undertaking Unit within the department of Public Works, would like to advise the residents of Pond Street, Grand Turk, that between the hours of 12:00 pm and 2:00pm February 22, 2018, there will be a temporary service interruption, in order to conduct repairs to a water main.


Please note that our Unit would like to thank the General Public in advance for their patience their patience and understanding, while we seek to have this matter rectified.



Youth Business Workshop



The Ministry of Education, through the Department of Youth Affairs hosted the first ever Business Presentation Workshop. The Workshop took place on Saturday, 17th February at 9am-1pm at the HJ Robinson Auditorium.


Over 50 students sat and listened as Kerwin Boxill shared his 3 Crucial Strategies and that youth entrepreneurship is an effective way to contribute to the economic development of the community. Young people, young leaders, are the key mechanism for such development. The Workshop allowed all to unlock their entrepreneurial potential as young leaders.


Students were told to spend additional time on their plans outside of the workshop. Some of the students submitted their business plans for review and assessment by the Department of Youth affairs upon completion of the youth business plan.


The Youth Business Presentation workshop covered strategies to help teens learn important and crucial strategies. Students were given a skill set that included how to present your business, how to create clients for life and how to increase profitability.


Workshop Objectives:

  • Learn and understand interaction and representation
  • Become one with business
  • Attraction Marketing
  • Have clients begging for your service or product
  • Increase loyal clients for life
  • Maximize profit
  • Create their own path and follow it

The Youth Business Workshop exceeded expectations and the Ministry of Education and Department of Youth Affairs remain committed to helping students learn more about successful approaches to training young entrepreneurs, and workshops like this are a vital.





The public of North Caicos is hereby advised, that the Dentist will be visiting the Island of North Caicos on Wednesday 21, 2018. Services will be provided from the Kew Dental Clinic.


All persons wishing to be seen can attend the clinic during the normal working hours.



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