Deputy Governor's Memo To Staff

Dear Civil Servants,
During the week commencing September 18th - 24th, 2016 the Turks and Caicos Islands Government will observe Civil Service Week 2016  under the theme "Strengthening Ties Within - Building A Better Civil Service".
In this respect, a week of activities has been developed to both showcase and show our appreciation to staff across the entire Turks and Caicos Islands for the amazing jobs that you do.
Commencing first with ecumenical services across the entire Turks and Caicos Islands, staff are asked to join to following churches for services on Sunday September 18th, 2016:
Grand Turk - Salem Baptist Church
Providenciales - Abundant Life Ministries
South Caicos – New Testament Church
North Caicos – Church of God of Prophecy
Middle Caicos – Mount Mariah Baptist Church
Salt Cay – Anglican Church
All Ecumenical Services will be held during normal Sunday service hours.
On Monday September 19th, 2016 a Staff Appreciation Luncheon will be held at the Salt Cay Community Center at 1:00pm and on Tuesday September 20th, 2016 a Staff Appreciation Cocktail Reception will be held at the East Bay Resort in South Caicos at 7:00pm.
Wednesday September 21st will be Civil Servant Feature Day whereby Radio Turks and Caicos throughout the day will carryout interviews with civil servants across the Turks and Caicos Islands about the jobs that they do and their decision to become civil servants.
On Thursday September 22nd we will celebrate with the staff in North and Middle Caicos at an Appreciation Dinner at My Dee's at 6pm and on Friday September 23rd a grand Awards and Appreciation Gala will be held in Providenciales at 7pm where we will celebrate and honor over 175 long serving civil servants with service of over 20, 30 and 40 years, along with Ministry MVP and other awards to be granted that evening. Seating has been reserved for all awardees. Other attendees may obtain tickets through your individual ministries.
Friday September 23rd will also be T-shirt Day and shirts will be provided by my office to all staff throughout the islands through your respective ministries. Work will also conclude that day at 12:30pm to allow staff an afternoon of leisure and sufficient time to travel to Providenciales for the Awards Gala or vice versa to Grand Turk for the Family Fun Day.
On Saturday September 24th we will close out the week of events in grand style with a Family Fun Day and Inter Ministry Competition in Grand Turk. T-shirts in your official ministry colors have been procured by your individual ministries and can be collected through your HOD.  Each ministry will be providing a food tent, each specializing in different dishes and free entertainment will be provided by the Sports Watch Team, our own in house DJ's L32, Wally G, Meenie Man along with other special surprises!
The week of activities has been designed with YOU specifically in mind. Our aim is to as the theme states "Strengthen the Ties Within" and to Build A Better Public Service.
We appreciate the jobs that each and every one of you do and as we continue to serve the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands at the highest standards possible, this is our way of saying Thank You!!!
Looking forward to a successful and enjoyable week of events.
H.E. Anya Williams
Deputy Governor


In an effort to recognize and showcase the talent of the civil service, the Turks and Caicos Islands Government is pleased to announce the observance of Civil Service Week during the week commencing September 18th thru 24th, 2016.

Commencing with ecumenical services around the Turks and Caicos Islands on September 18th, civil servants will join various churches on each island to ask God for his continuous blessings on the service.  This will be followed by individual staff appreciation events on Salt Cay, South, Middle and North Caicos, culminating with a Grand Awards and Appreciation Gala in Providenciales on Friday September 23rd which will seek to pay tribute to over 100 long serving civil servants with continued service for periods over 20, 30 and 40 years, along with a number of other MVP, Leadership and other awards in recognition of persons service.  The events will then close out with a Family Fun Day and Inter Ministry Competition in Grand Turk where entertainment will be provided by our very own civil servants DJ's L32, Wally G and Meenie Man among others.

Commenting on the upcoming Civil Service Week, Deputy Governor and Head of the Public Service Her Excellency Anya Williams stated that:  "It is with great pleasure and a sense of pride and excitement that we announce the observance of Civil Service Week 2016 under the theme "Strengthening Ties Within - Building A Better Public Service".  I cannot overemphasize the importance that the civil service plays in managing the affairs of the country.  From healthcare to education to security, from doctors to lawyers to accountants, teachers, police, nurses, architects, groundsmen, maintenance men, cleaners, these persons all play very important roles and are worthy of being recognized.  The civil service has made great strides and improvements in various areas over the years and will continue to do so as we seek to Build Excellence In  Public Service.  Our aim is to continue to strengthen the ties within by created a highly motivated, efficient and effective public service that is well equipped and able to meet the demands of the public.”

Premier Hon. Rufus Ewing;  “The civil service continues to be one of key areas of priority of my government as we seek to provide much needed services to the people of this country.  We have invested heavily into the public service through the implementation of the Pay and Grading Review, across the board salary increase, training, development and much needed resources and will continue to do so.  I like many of you value the services that our staff provide and am happy to be a part of recognizing and honoring them for their services.”

Project: Lighthouse Road Re-Development Project - Contract Duration: 6 Months

This serves as a Notice to all Private and Commercial Vehicle Users and residents of Grand Turk, of the ongoing works to Lighthouse Road, Grand Turk– Phase 1.

This work will take place from the Lighthouse to Crab Tree Corner Park. Drivers are asked to drive with due care and attention, adhering to signage and safety measures that are currently in place. Large holes have been dug in order to house the wells and soak away, thus reducing the width of the road to single carriage way, in some instances. Hence, caution must be taken in maneuvering this road and most importantly as you approach these hazardous areas.

Please bear in mind this is a construction site and the correct right of way is in place. Drivers are asked to be vigilant and reduce speeds especially with loose dirt now on site. Vendors catering to Tourists and Tourist activities should ensure that their patrons refrain from erratic driving, whilst in this construction zone.

Please be advised that this project which commenced on Monday 4 July 2016, by Island Drilling Limited, with a six months duration, is on schedule for completion.

The Ministry of Infrastructure, Housing and Planning in collaboration with the PWD, is asking the motoring public to transverse this area with extreme caution. We thank you in advance for your patience, understanding and compliance, as your safety is our number one priority. Should you have any questions, comments or concerns about this project, please feel free to contact the office of Public Works Department on 649-338-2501/2502.