PUBLIC NOTICE - Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services

The  Environmental Health Department within the Ministry of Health, Agriculture and Human Services wishes to advise residents, visitors and the international community that the story “Haitians forced to eat from garbage dumps in the Turks and Caicos Islands” is not true. There are no Haitian Nationals in the Turks and Caicos Islands who are forced or were forced to eat from any dump sites in the TCI.  

During the course of the last several years the Environmental Health Department and the Ministry of Health has made significant improvements to the solid waste management facilities throughout the country, especially the sites in Grand Turk and Providenciales. The dump sites on Providenciales and Grand Turk are both fully enclosed to prevent unauthorized entry as well as to provide improved containment and security. You will note from the publication that the dumpsite is not representative of the current dumpsites on either Grand Turk or Providenciales.

The Turks and Caicos Islands does not support or encourage persons whether legal or illegal residents or visitors, to eat from the dump. Any and all communication regarding such should be disregarded and treated as falsified information.

For more information contact the Environmental Health Department on 338-2143.

The Department of Agriculture issues an immediate withdrawal of Brazilian Corned Beef and other Meat Products from Brazil

The Department of Agriculture has decided to safeguard the health of the Turks and Caicos people amidst the reports coming out of Brazil of alleged corruption of government meat inspectors allowing card board, expired meat and carcinogenic products to be exported.

  • As a precautionary measure, all Brazilian Corn beef and meat products must be removed from supermarket shelves
  • A temporary halt on imports of all Brazilian meat products

The Department advises the public to not to consume Brazilian Meat products until further notice.

For more information contact the Department of Agriculture on 338-5267.


The Ministry of Infrastructure Housing and Planning wishes to notify all electrical License applicants who have not collected their response letters, that such letters can be collected from the Planning Department Office, located at Emily House, Leeward Highway, Providenciales. Electricians on the other islands are advised to collect their letter from the Office of the District Commissioner for their respective Island.

Electrical practitioners are further notified that the grant of a license to perform electrical works under the grandfathering provision has expired. All new applications for electrical licenses will be reviewed and treated in accordance with the Electricity (Amendment) Ordinance 2015.

The Electricity (Amendment) Ordinance 2015 which came into effect on March 1, 2016 and states that, “no person shall carry out electrical work of any nature unless he holds a licence issued by the Board authorizing him to do so and is licensed in one of the following categories;”

1.    Electrical Engineer

2.    Master Electrician

3.    Journeyman

4.    Wireman

5.    Linesman.

6.    Apprentice or

7.    Engineer-in-training

For further inquiries, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or call 649 338 3504.