REVENUE DEPARTMENT VISITS NORTH & SOUTH CAICOS

 

PRESS RELEASE

Officers of the Revenue Department will be visiting the Communities of North Caicos November 14th through the 16th and South Caicos November 21st through the 23rd.  The visiting Officers will maintain the standard hours of 8 am to 4:30 pm daily.

During their visit, the Officers will be based primarily at the District Commissioner’s Offices in the respective islands and will be facilitating Revenue Department activities, strengthening service delivery of the District Commissioner’s Office and engaging tax registrants in efforts to improve voluntary compliance.

For more information, please visit the Revenue Department in Grand Turk & Providenciales or the District Commissioner’s Offices in the family Islands.

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Revenue Department

Butterfield Square                                                                                                       Wilma House

Providenciales                                                                                                                  Grand Turk

Tel: 649-338-5228                                                                                               Tel: 649-338-2069

Fax: 649-941-5099                                                                                             Fax: 649-946-2686

Website: http://gov.tc/revenue

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Revised Scholarship Policy

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, YOUTH, CULTURE & LIBRARY SERVICE

GRAND TURK, TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS, BRITISH WEST INDIES

TELEPHONE: (649) 946-2801/Ext 3132     FAX: (649) 946-2722

                                                                                                                                                                                               

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PRESS RELEASE

 

Revised Scholarship Policy 

 

The Ministry of Education, Youth, Culture and Library Services, as part of the changes made to the National Scholarship Policy of July 2018, following the adoption of the skills Audit in February 2018, saw the inclusion of new priority areas of study into the existing scholarship application, having been revised for the 2019 academic year.

 

Below is a list of the broad areas of study that were identified from the survey conducted within TCIG and some of the private sector entities and bases on the Skills Audit of additional priority areas for studies:

  • Logistic Management and Communications
  • Science & Technology
  • Disaster Management and Social Sciences
  • Business, Finance & Management
  • Planning & Engineering
  • Performing & Visual Arts

 

In addition to these new broad areas of studies, new programmes were identified under existing areas of priorities such as under education, health, law, technical/vocational.

 

The Ministry of Education would like to remind applicants that in order to permit the Education Advisory Committee to make an informed decision, all the required information as specified in the explanatory notes must accompany each application. For example, this application season the Ministry noticed a large number of applicants did not submit the following required information: -

  • Turks and Caicos Islands National status cards
  • Acceptance letters from institutions applied to
  • Transcripts from last institution attended

 

Students who may not have been successful in receiving a scholarship this academic year are encouraged to reapply for academic year 2019/20 now, with the release of the NEW scholarship applications for 2019/20.

 

The Ministry of Education wishes to encourage all Turks and Caicos Islanders to further their education and enroll into Tertiary studies. As part of this mandate, the Turks and Caicos Islands Government in recent years attained full membership to the University of the West Indies. This therefore enables Turks and Caicos Islanders who are not beneficiaries of a scholarship to be able to attend any of the University of the West Indies three campuses in Jamaica, Barbados or Trinidad & Tobago and pay a reduced tuition fee. The UWI Open Campus also provides an opportunity for students to pursue tertiary education while remaining in the country through online courses of study. For courses that are offered at the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College (TCICC), at any level, applicants will be referred to the TCICC.

 

PLEASE NOTE

Submission of all required information is due by April 30th 2019 FOR BOTH LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTSThe ONLY exception to this rule will be for APPLICANTS not receiving the necessary information from their institution at the time of submission of their incomplete application by APRIL 30th 2019 which are as follows: -

  • Acceptance Letter
  • Transcripts
  • Examination results

 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ALL THE ABOVE REQUIRED INFORMATION FOR: -

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS –  JUNE 30TH 2019

LOCAL APPLICANTS - AUGUST 16TH 2019

 

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WORLD ANTIBIOTIC AWARENESS WEEK RECOGNIZED IN TCI

This week, November 12 - 18, is celebrated throughout the world as World Antibiotic Awareness Week. Similar to previous years, the global theme is “Antibiotics: handle with care.” This year, however, the TCI has adopted an additional theme: “Think Twice, Seek Advice or Pay the Price”.  It reflects the fact that antibiotics are a precious resource which should only be taken when needed and exactly as prescribed by a physician. When antibiotics are used incorrectly, for instance when they are used inappropriately to treat the common cold or when the full course is not taken, it can cause resistance. Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria change in such a way that antibiotics can no longer destroy them. Common infections will eventually start to become untreatable.

 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today. They warn that if something is not done the world will head towards “a post-antibiotic era in which common infections will once again kill.”

To combat antibiotic resistance, the Ministry of Health, Agriculture, Sports and Human Services (MoHASHS) has been working on a national action plan which will seek to improve awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance, strengthen knowledge through surveillance and research, reduce the incidence of infection, improve the use of antimicrobial agents and develop an economic case for sustainable investment in new medicines, diagnostic tools, vaccines and other interventions. This is a very significant step on a national level to prevent antibiotic resistance.

 

The community also has an important role in preventing antibiotic resistance. The following actions can be taken:

·                Take antibiotics exactly as prescribed by your doctor. That is, do not skip doses and ensure that you complete your course of treatment, even when you start feeling better.
·                Only take antibiotics prescribed for you; do not share or use leftover antibiotics.
·                Do not save antibiotics for the next illness, discard any leftover medication.
·                Do not ask for antibiotics when your doctor thinks you do not need them.

 

This year, in commemoration of World Antibiotic Awareness Week, the MoHASHS in collaboration with the TCI Hospital has planned a number of events/activities. These include:

  • Discussion on antimicrobial resistance on the November 12th airing of the MoHASHS Health Matters Radio show on RTC.
  • Information booth at the TCI Hospital Cockburn Town Medical Center (Grand Turk) on Monday, November 12th, and Thursday, November 15th.
  • Information booth at the TCI Hospital Cheshire Hall Medical Center (Providenciales) on Thursday, November 15th.
  • Health Education on antibiotic use in primary health care clinics

 

In addition, local pharmacies will be participating in the week of activities by educating and counseling patients on antibiotic resistance.

 

For more information regarding antibiotic resistance please contact the MoHASHS on 338-5132 or 338- 3072.