Early Dismissal of Oseta Jolly Primary School

As a result of the recent challenges being encountered with the air conditioning system at the Gustavus Lightbourne Sports Complex, which is currently being occupied by the Oseta Jolly Primary School on an interim basis, the Ministry of Education wishes to advise the parents of students attending the School and the public that effective Monday, January 29, 2018, classes will be dismissed at 1pm daily until further notice. Classes will commence at its regular time but the School will resort to reduced recess time to minimize the impact of the early dismissal.

 

Fans and other cooling apparatus have been placed in the facility to assist in making the environment a more comfortable one that is conducive to learning. The Ministry of Education is actively engaged with the Ministry of Infrastructure to ensure that the necessary works to the Complex are completed expeditiously and is collaborating with the Public Health Department to ensure a healthy and safe environment for the students and teachers being housed at the facility, which is of paramount concern.

 

Parents are advised to make provisions to pick up their children at the adjusted time of dismissal which is 1pm.

 

The Ministry appreciates your understanding concerning this matter.

 

ENDS

TCI 2018/19 Electors List to be Publish Friday January 26, 2018

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS GOVERNMENT

ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT, GRAND TURK

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

TCI 2018/19 Electors List to be Publish Friday January 26, 2018

 

Turks and Caicos Islanders will be given the opportunity to view the 2018/19 Electors List from Friday, 26th January, 2018.  Supervisor of Elections Lister Dudley Lewis will post the Electors List of voters to seventy nine (79) locations across the Turks and Caicos Islands.

 

After publication of the Electors List, Registered Voters will have fourteen (14) days to scrutinize it and make any claims or objections.  Electors can make claims on their own or on behalf of others, as set out in Form 3 in Schedule 1 of the Elections Ordinance similarly, objections can be made as set out in Form 4 in Schedule 1.

 

An Elector who is off Island for the next two (2) weeks may appoint an agent to act on his/her behalf as set out in Form 5 in Schedule 1.  The Agent must produce a sworn affidavit that he/she are acting on the Claimant’s behalf.  All Forms can be obtained from the Elections Offices Grand Turk and Providenciales also the District Commissioner’s Officers.

 

Claims or Objections can be submitted to the Elections temporary Office located at the Strategic Policy & Planning Unit South Base, Grand Turk and Providenciales Elections Office Butterfield Square, District Commissioner’s Officers or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The Electors List will be available for viewing in the ten (10) Electoral Districts from Friday 26th January, 2018 at the following locations:

 

ELECTORAL DISTRICTS                                                                                           PLACE

 

ED 1 – Grand Turk North                                                                                         Fulford’s Gas Station

                                                                                                                                Dominican Supermarket (Pond Street)

                                                                                                                                Sunny Food Store (West Road)

                                                                                                                                Durham’s Home Centre (Lighthouse Rd.

                                                                                                                                Dominican Supermarket (Over Back)

                                                                                                                                John Missick Bar (West Road)

 

ED 2 – Grand Turk South and Salt Cay                                                                   Cee’s Food Centre

                                                                                                                                Palm grove Variety Store

                                                                                                                                Do-it-Centre

                                                                                                                                Tom’s Mini Mart

                                                                                                                                Grand Turk Library

                                                                                                                                Dominican Supermarket (Back Salina)

                                                                                                                                Grand Turk International Airport

                                                                                                                                DC’s Office (Salt Cay)

                                                                                                                                Community Centre (Salt Cay)

                                                                                                                                Circle (G) Food Store

                                                                                                                                Ruth Ann Buy Rite Store

                                                                                                                                Grand Turk Liquors

 

ED 3 – South Caicos                                                                                                Airport Terminal

                                                                                                                                District Commissioner’s Office

                                                                                                                                Sea View Marina

                                                                                                                                Super Value Supermarket

                                                                                                                                G & H Enterprise

                                                                                                                                Government Treasury

 

ED 4 – Middle and North Caicos                                                                              District Commissioner’s Office Conch Bar

                                                                                                                                Community Centre, Bambarra

                                                                                                                                Government Clinic, Lorimers

                                                                                                                                District Commissioner’s Office Bottle Creek

                                                                                                                                Kevin’s Enterprise

                                                                                                                                Digicel Store Bottle Creek

                                                                                                                                Community Centre, Kew

                                                                                                                                Community Centre, Whitby

                                                                                                                                Community Centre Sandy Point

 

ED 5 – Leeward                                                                                                       Long Bay Express Gas Station

                                                                                                                                Rubis Gas Station – Ideal Petroleum

                                                                                                                                Sand Castle Convenience Store

                                                                                                                                TCI Ferry Service

                                                                                                                                K.K.T Auto Service

                                                                                                                                IBO Store

                                                                                                                                Tropical Plaza Gas Station

 

ED 6 – The Bight                                                                                                      PTV General Store

                                                                                                                                Ocean Club Convenience Store

                                                                                                                                Kathleen’s 7 – 11 Store

                                                                                                                                Caicos Petroleum Gas Station

 

ED 7 – Cheshire Hall & Richmond Hill                                                                     The Library

                                                                                                                                Grant’s Gas Station

                                                                                                                                Elite Sports Club

                                                                                                                                The Post Office

                                                                                                                                Betty’s Store Kew Town

                                                                                                                                Black’s Store Kew Town

                                                                                                                                Chinson’s Grill Shack

                                                                                                                                Discount Liquors

                                                                                                                                Provo Discount Store

                                                                                                                                H & C Variety Store

 

ED 8 – Blue Hills                                                                                                      Doreen’s Club

                                                                                                                                Keyse’s Variety Store

                                                                                                                                J & M Fair Trade

                                                                                                                                Carrington’s Store

                                                                                                                                Chicken Shack

                                                                                                                                Sailing Paradise Restaurant

                                                                                                                                Grave Variety Convenience Store

                                                                                                                                Grace Variety Store

                                                                                                                                Petro Plus Gas Station

 

ED 9 – Five Cays                                                                                                     Mackey’s Automotive

                                                                                                                                Kitch’s Restaurant

                                                                                                                                Hole in the Wall Restaurant

                                                                                                                                Gilly’s Café, International Airport

                                                                                                                                5 Cays Electronic Store

                                                                                                                                Walkin Service Station

                                                                                                                                IBO Store

                                                                                                                                Liz Bakery

                                                                                                                                Solomon’s Store

                                                                                                                                Arawak Shipping

 

ED 10 – Wheeland                                                                                                  Froggies on the Beach

                                                                                                                                B & J Restaurant

                                                                                                                                3 Queens Restaurant & Bar

                                                                                                                                Papa John Grocery Store

                                                                                                                                Mari’s Variety Store

                                                                                                                                Tiffany Trading

 

Lister Dudley Lewis

Supervisor of Elections

 

 

FORM NO. 3

(Section 15(1))

Notice of Claim

 

To the Supervisor of Elections

 

TAKE NOTICE that I .........................................................................................

of............................................................................................................................ (Place of residence)

.................................................................................................................................

(Occupation)

 

am qualified for inclusion in the electors list for the .................................. electoral district and that my name, address and occupation have been *(omitted from)(wrongly stated in) such list and that I hereby claim that such list be amended *(by the insertion of my name, address and occupation therein)(by the correction of the particulars therein relating to my name, address and occupation), as follows: 

 

          Dated this .................... day of.............................. 20 ........

 

                                                                        .....................................

                                                    Signature of Claimant

* Strike out bracketed words if not applicable

  


FORM NO. 4

(Section 15 (2))

(1)   Notice of Objection

To the Supervisor of Elections

 

TAKE NOTICE that I .........................................................................................                                                     (Name of Objector)

of.............................................................................................................................(Place of residence)

.................................................................................................................................

(Occupation)

 

am qualified for inclusion in the electors list for the ..................................... electoral district and am so included

 

And that I object to the inclusion therein of ......................................... on the ground that such person is disqualified for inclusion therein by reason of ......................................................................

 

Dated this .................... day of ....................................... 20 .......

 

 

......................................................................................................................

Signature of Objector

 

 

TO (name of person objected to)  ......................….........…………..…………….......

of (address) ...........……………….............................................................……......

I, ......................................................... of ......................................................... being a person whose name is included in the electors list for the ................................... electoral district hereby give you notice that I object to your name being retained on the electors list for the ..................................... electoral district above mentioned on the grounds that  ....................……………………………………………………………………

(state grounds)

and that you will be required to prove your qualifications.

 

.....................................

Signature of Objector

 

.....................................

                                                                                    Date

 

Form No. 5

Section 15(3)

Form of Appointment of Agent

I, (name) ............................................................................................................. of (address) ......................................................................................................... say this––

1.

I am qualified to be registered as an elector in the electoral district of (give name of electoral district) ……………………………...........……..

 

2.

I expect to be absent from the Islands during the following period of time (give dates of absence) ......................................................………..

 

In accordance with section 15(3) of the Elections Ordinance, I appoint––

(Give name of agent and address) ............................................................................... ..........................................................................................................................to act for me as my agent for the purpose of making a claim.

Signed : ....................................

Witnessed by : ....................................

Dated : ..............................…...

 

                               

Public Notice: No Extensions to BOTC Turks and Caicos Islands Passports

Public Notice

 

No Extensions to BOTC Turks and Caicos Islands Passports

 

The Department of Registration and Citizenship in the Ministry of Border Control and Employment hereby advises the general public that, effective immediately, there will be no extensions made to BOTC Turks and Caicos Islands passports to alter the date of expiration of passport books. 

 

The public is further advised that the issuance of an emergency (limited validity) passport is done so only on the basis of a medical emergency which necessitates travel out of the country and for some government official travel. An application for renewal of, or issuance of, a full validity passport will be required prior to the issuance of the limited validity passport book. The required documents and fees for the issuance of the limited validity passport is the same as that for a full validity passport. 

 

All holders of BOTC Turks and Caicos Islands passports and/or British Citizen passports are encouraged to ensure that at least six months validity remains on their passport books, and those with a remaining validity period under six months are encouraged to commence the renewal process to ensure that they are not without a valid travel document.

 

End

From the Department of Registration and Citizenship in the Ministry of Border Control and Employment

Public Notice

 

The Department of Registration and Citizenship in the Ministry of Border Control and Employment hereby reminds the general public that all applications for the TCI Status Cards that are  supported by foreign government issued and other official documents must be notarized by the Notary Public of the permanent residence jurisdiction (the issuing country) and verified by an apostille, confirming that the undersigned is a member of the Notary Public in that jurisdiction. The public is further advised that the department will not be accepting affidavits in lieu of birth certificates or other supporting documents.

 

To assist in the advancement of applications, and to minimize delays, persons are advised to avail themselves of the TCI Status Ordinance which came into effect on April 1st 2016, prior to submission of applications, in order to confirm their eligibility to hold Turks and Caicos Islander status. For further assistance please call our customer service centers on 338-2983 or 338-4121.

 

END

FINAL WORK PERMITS TO BE UPHELD

The Department of Employment Services in the Ministry of Border Control and Employment hereby advises the general public that persons in receipt of work permits with the "Final Work Permit" notation on same will not be eligible for consideration for renewal of their work permits, as was done in the past.

 

This measure is a part of the Ministry of Border Control and Employment's ongoing efforts to regularize migrant employment in the Turks and Caicos Islands. While it is not a new policy directive, it is one that was largely not enforced over the years. This renewed focus will ensure that persons on final work permits are transitioned out of the roles that are being understudied by, or otherwise attainable by, Turks and Caicos Islanders. This will also provide the Ministry with a greater measure of control over the ability of migrants to acquire eligibility for other residency and citizenship status. 

 

The Department hereby further advises employers that there will be increased inspections of establishments throughout the country to ensure that all employment activities are in keeping with the Immigration and Employment laws, and further to ensure that employers are actively engaged in the recruitment, training, and promotion of Turks and Caicos Islanders who are qualified to hold positions that are currently filled by migrant workers.

 

Persons are encouraged to report any known or suspected activities of unlawful employment to the Employment Services Department or to the Immigration Department by calling (649) 232-3018.

 

END

 

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