World Maritime Day 2021

Today, September 30th, 2021, the Turks and Caicos Island together with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the global maritime community celebrate the efforts of persons in an industry which is connected to every facet of our lives. The maritime sector has sustained the lifestyles of persons while ensuring the economies of the world survive and continue to thrive. Throughout the ages, development has always rested with the nations who have conquered the seas and were able to grow and manage the resources that the sea and other maritime related industries make possible.  

 

Seafarers are the central human effort connected to managing and coordinating resources towards the development and sustainability of maritime related industries. Tourism and international trade are testaments to that fact. Many seafarers have braved storms, uncharted waters and in the process discovered new routes so that mankind's history could evolve and in so doing, become more enlightened.   

 

This year’s theme for world maritime day is fitting, Seafarers: at the core of Shipping future as IMO seeks to increase the visibility of seafarers by drawing attention to the invaluable role they play now and will continue to play in the future. It speaks to the heart of the collective efforts of persons engaged in a range of industries, from fishing to super cargo liners, through diligence and courage they continue in their efforts to supply to all our needs. IMO has chosen to make 2021 a year of action for seafarers, who are facing unprecedented hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, despite their vital role as key workers for global supply chains. The core of shipping has always been the courage, bravery and stamina of seafarers; it sustains the global bloodline of supply and demand.  

 

Honorable Josephine Connolly, Minister with responsibility for Maritime stated “As we celebrate World Maritime Day, the TCI Government recognizes the importance and future role of seafarers and their contribution to safety, maritime security, or environmental protection. Our commitment is to continue ensuring that the regulatory framework and measures are in place to enhance safety and security in TCI waters as well as the protection of the marine environment.” 

 

The role of women in the maritime industry has grown by leaps and bounds and many have risen to great positions to stir and guide many vessels as they travel throughout the globe. Shattering barriers, and inspiring generations of young girls to chosen maritime professions. Today fisher folk are celebrated, not only for their knowledge of the catch but in exploring new routes and contributing to conversation reference climate change and sustainability, especially for small states such as TCI. 

 

Director Fisheries and Marine Resource Management, Ms Thecla Joseph “seafarers have always been at the centre of our work in the maritime and fisheries sector. Today let us take time out to salute the efforts of those who have chosen such noble and worthy professions.  

 

MARITIME HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE SLEEPING GIANT IN WORLD TRADE, KEPT ALIVE BY COURAGEOUS BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN OF MANY UNCELEBRATED PROFESSIONS, “THE SEAFARERS”.  

 

Join the webinar on the day at this link:  https://bit.ly/3odhNXe 

Message from IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim 

Launching the World Maritime theme, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim said more Governments must step up to end the crew change crisis (click here for the full text). https://youtu.be/aXPjR8q-aS4 

Public Consultation – Private Security Code of Conduct

The National Security Secretariat (NSS) would like to invite the public, relevant stakeholders and interested persons to provide comments, feedback and queries on the proposed Turks and Caicos Islands Private Security Code of Conduct (Voluntary).

See attached the proposed documents for review and consideration:

  1. Private Security Code of Conduct
  2. Annexes: Employment Screening Criteria and Training Criteria

The public consultation will commence Thursday 23rd September, 2021 until Thursday 7th October, 2021.  The proposed Code of Conduct is in keeping with regional best practices and international standards and is intended to professionalize the local private security industry within the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The documents can be found on the Turks and Caicos Islands Government webpage at www.gov.tc.

All interested stakeholders and the general public alike, are invited to review these documents and submit any comments/queries in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please ensure that Code of Conduct is clearly marked in the subject line when submitting.

Citizen Relief Stimulus Cheques Distribution

The Treasury continues its distribution of Citizen Stimulus payments. The referenced applicant numbers below are asked to visit the respective Treasury on or after 23rd April 2021 to collect their citizen relief cheque. 

 

To access your Citizen Relief Stimulus cheque approved applicants must adhere to the following: 

  • Provide a VALID Turks & Caicos Islands Government-issued photo identification (eg. Driver’s Licence, NIB Card, NHIP card, BOTC passport, or a TCI Status Card);  
  • Provide a copy of their application number;   
  • Appear in person at the cheque issuance location. (Cheques will not be assigned to a bank or issued to individuals other than the approved applicant); and  
  • Wear a facial covering 

Uncollected cheques will be cancelled and approval of the grant withdrawn after 30th June 2021. 

 

Applicant Reference Number

Cheque Location

 001352384

Providenciales

027191003

North Caicos

030923773

Providenciales

033703876

Providenciales

038335326

Providenciales

038972480

South Caicos

039457925

Providenciales

040005514

North Caicos

040608281

Providenciales

041242222

Providenciales

041419338

Providenciales

044286583

Providenciales

044319783

Grand Turk

047736215

South Caicos

048937738

Providenciales

049054276

Providenciales

055212908

Providenciales

056975778

Providenciales

058959340

South Caicos

061779544

Providenciales

062942676

Providenciales

065919556

Providenciales

070900673

Providenciales

073564441

Providenciales

075098238

Grand Turk

077355493

Providenciales

080037315

Providenciales

081969170

Providenciales

084243759

Providenciales

085872103

Providenciales

115563809

Providenciales

121941962

Providenciales

124431733

Grand Turk

124543729

Providenciales

126921305

Providenciales

127331910

Providenciales

131991817

Providenciales

132802785

Providenciales

136398479

Providenciales

139069963

Providenciales

142280779

Grand Turk

142353765

Providenciales

150169435

South Caicos

152617949

Providenciales

Applicant Reference Number

Cheque Location

153347243

Providenciales

154764265

Providenciales

159864890

Providenciales

163448527

Providenciales

166515300

Providenciales

166894867

Providenciales

169760577

North Caicos

169808381

Providenciales

170095857

Grand Turk

171274733

Grand Turk

175276909

South Caicos

205269289

Providenciales

208993264

Providenciales

209083558

Providenciales

209328885

Providenciales

216321413

Providenciales

218037753

Providenciales

218219126

Providenciales

218314896

Providenciales

219917704

Providenciales

222890961

Providenciales

227267679

Providenciales

228839721

Providenciales

229704158

Providenciales

230798081

Providenciales

232116932

Grand Turk

244280056

Providenciales

245748841

Grand Turk

245850997

Providenciales

248343669

Providenciales

290385095

Providenciales

296247486

Providenciales

296555564

Providenciales

298667465

Providenciales

302598973

Grand Turk

302730387

Providenciales

312437963

Providenciales

323582183

Providenciales

326713724

Providenciales

330115953

Providenciales

335415577

Providenciales

335668160

Providenciales

336298656

Grand Turk

349393394

Providenciales

 

 

Applicant Reference Number

Cheque Location

 

Applicant Reference Number

Cheque Location

354211934

Providenciales

 

557887356

Providenciales

381082376

Providenciales

 

559513626

Providenciales

387364837

Providenciales

 

559917166

Providenciales

388810223

Providenciales

 

560337294

Grand Turk

392478927

Providenciales

 

560345341

Providenciales

396501024

Grand Turk

 

562467714

Providenciales

397312828

Grand Turk

 

562972158

Providenciales

397930520

Grand Turk

 

563265454

Grand Turk

398088387

Providenciales

 

565252607

Providenciales

398309733

Providenciales

 

565435879

Providenciales

402300150

Providenciales

 

566323133

Grand Turk

406829181

Providenciales

 

567973728

Grand Turk

407663232

Providenciales

 

568004649

Grand Turk

407881979

Middle Caicos

 

568480610

Providenciales

411424251

providenciales

 

568585069

Providenciales

423781837

Grand Turk

 

568842596

Providenciales

428608572

Providenciales

 

570546453

Grand Turk

428738618

Providenciales

 

570636615

Providenciales

432228924

Providenciales

 

571728462

Providenciales

432589669

Providenciales

 

571899165

Providenciales

435390078

Providenciales

 

572731053

Grand Turk

439307100

providenciales

 

575167487

Providenciales

466878477

Providenciales

 

575919541

Providenciales

470713318

Providenciales

 

577732927

Grand Turk

470813724

Providenciales

 

578745424

Providenciales

477626394

Grand Turk

 

580511924

Grand Turk

482358128

Providenciales

 

581864669

Salt Cay

486074925

Providenciales

 

583645885

providenciales

487791288

Providenciales

 

583655682

Providenciales

487956830

Grand Turk

 

592940759

North Caicos

488019787

Providenciales

 

726756406

Grand Turk

488261230

Providenciales

 

726916493

North Caicos

495766607

Providenciales

 

726977245

Grand Turk

500077112

Providenciales

 

727019919

Grand Turk

507300590

Grand Turk

 

729251028

Providenciales

517040312

Providenciales

 

729289170

North Caicos

518175574

Grand Turk

 

729356099

Grand Turk

519554616

Grand Turk

 

729450846

Providenciales

521943749

Providenciales

 

729506917

Grand Turk

550319737

Providenciales

 

729617445

Grand Turk

550685464

Providenciales

 

729660011

Providenciales

551102249

Providenciales

 

729685262

North Caicos

551799143

Providenciales

 

729762900

Providenciales

552173989

Providenciales

 

729932605

Grand Turk

Applicant Reference Number

Cheque Location

   

Applicant Reference Number

Cheque Location

730064079

Providenciales

 

738356227

providenciales

730069775

Middle Caicos

 

738505648

Providenciales

730679211

Providenciales

 

738561201

Providenciales

730694851

Providenciales

 

738831744

Grand Turk

730696892

Providenciales

 

739138656

Middle Caicos

730786731

providenciales

 

739488630

Providenciales

731606361

Providenciales

 

740473525

Providenciales

731916420

providenciales

 

740891766

Providenciales

732288092

Providenciales

 

740998886

South Caicos

732357426

Providenciales

 

741032040

Grand Turk

732414421

Providenciales

 

741487047

Providenciales

732500351

Grand Turk

 

742108347

Providenciales

732882211

North Caicos

 

742235855

providenciales

733146611

providenciales

 

742630908

Providenciales

733157525

Providenciales

 

742635836

Providenciales

733348460

Providenciales

 

742855400

Providenciales

733358808

Grand Turk

 

743758461

Providenciales

733466580

Providenciales

 

744142180

Providenciales

733571798

Providenciales

 

744598430

Providenciales

733684483

providenciales

 

744763251

Providenciales

733971395

Providenciales

 

744934515

Providenciales

734758413

Providenciales

 

745620021

Providenciales

734787648

Providenciales

 

745841342

Grand Turk

734894988

Grand Turk

 

747766920

Grand Turk

735502162

Providenciales

 

748767869

South Caicos

735606530

Grand Turk

 

759213356

North Caicos

735781808

Grand Turk

 

772695903

Providenciales

735964685

South Caicos

 

776603618

providenciales

736016743

Providenciales

 

776753987

Providenciales

736019801

Providenciales

 

778551397

Grand Turk

736282510

South Caicos

 

778912450

North Caicos

736717700

Providenciales

 

779915277

Providenciales

736718982

Providenciales

 

781832866

Grand Turk

736749691

Providenciales

 

781894811

Grand Turk

736942840

Providenciales

 

782547393

Providenciales

737036525

North Caicos

 

783039528

Providenciales

737163454

South Caicos

 

783811094

Providenciales

737219290

Providenciales

 

783963631

Grand Turk

737347147

Providenciales

 

784200934

Providenciales

737355851

Providenciales

 

784425445

Grand Turk

737471426

Providenciales

 

784733341

Providenciales

737712123

Grand Turk

 

785102138

Grand Turk

738018798

Grand Turk

 

785242907

providenciales

738346122

Providenciales

 

785481201

Providenciales

 

 

Applicant Reference Number

Cheque Location

 

Applicant Reference Number

Cheque Location

785663106

Providenciales

 

804551820

South Caicos

785802791

Providenciales

 

805379250

Providenciales

785862223

Grand Turk

 

805883079

providenciales

786319490

Providenciales

 

806099990

Grand Turk

786924820

Providenciales

 

806557261

Providenciales

787224300

Providenciales

 

807630174

Providenciales

787452628

Providenciales

 

808161644

Providenciales

787766423

Providenciales

 

808652655

North Caicos

787808727

North Caicos

 

810056747

Providenciales

788202849

Providenciales

 

811314630

Providenciales

788271231

Providenciales

 

811324843

Providenciales

788388702

Providenciales

 

811417456

Providenciales

788491906

Providenciales

 

812680586

Providenciales

789397151

Providenciales

 

814349911

Providenciales

789477787

Grand Turk

 

815686267

Providenciales

789739530

Providenciales

 

816486181

Providenciales

790211114

Providenciales

 

819440617

Providenciales

790330851

Grand Turk

 

821760719

South Caicos

790548728

Providenciales

 

822227590

Grand Turk

790671380

South Caicos

 

823768796

Providenciales

790834720

Providenciales

 

825806510

Grand Turk

791355262

Providenciales

 

829014133

Providenciales

791589773

South Caicos

 

829056781

Providenciales

791855530

Providenciales

 

829789743

Middle Caicos

792121210

Providenciales

 

836892825

Providenciales

792242633

North Caicos

 

839156837

Providenciales

792306225

Providenciales

 

853786403

North Caicos

792448715

South Caicos

 

861003359

Grand Turk

793228316

Providenciales

 

861439558

Grand Turk

793946030

Providenciales

 

862597036

South Caicos

794792804

Grand Turk

 

862658958

Grand Turk

795310000

Grand Turk

 

862995571

Providenciales

795873970

Providenciales

 

865074069

Providenciales

796173421

Providenciales

 

866547251

Providenciales

798950634

North Caicos

 

866919640

Providenciales

800512540

Providenciales

 

867770625

Providenciales

801062291

North Caicos

 

868931288

Providenciales

801393070

Providenciales

 

870305049

Providenciales

801426889

Grand Turk

 

870914590

Providenciales

801776377

providenciales

 

872138934

Providenciales

801909228

North Caicos

 

872682289

Salt Cay

802308072

Providenciales

 

873755776

Providenciales

802659376

Grand Turk

 

873847994

Grand Turk

804216960

Providenciales

 

873959035

Providenciales

                                                            

Applicant Reference Number

Cheque Location

874869078

Grand Turk

875218881

Grand Turk

878462770

Providenciales

880170468

Providenciales

880603183

Providenciales

881219010

Grand Turk

881455599

Providenciales

882648938

Providenciales

882832261

Grand Turk

883988716

Grand Turk

884465409

North Caicos

884917134

Middle Caicos

885403554

Providenciales

886748969

Providenciales

887012796

Salt Cay

887204205

Providenciales

887628715

providenciales

888913577

South Caicos

889194986

Providenciales

889287065

Providenciales

899809826

Providenciales

900151832

Providenciales

901073403

Grand Turk

903150648

Providenciales

903896025

Providenciales

903991940

Grand Turk

904931177

Providenciales

905541603

North Caicos

906468250

Providenciales

908159987

Providenciales

910079100

Providenciales

910930066

Providenciales

911824824

Providenciales

914790185

Providenciales

915357479

Providenciales

922316621

Providenciales

929940343

Providenciales

946678417

Providenciales

948001933

Providenciales

948697311

Providenciales

951179351

Grand Turk

953895912

Providenciales

959224627

Providenciales

961272416

Providenciales

Applicant Reference Number

Cheque Location

961687648

Grand Turk

964439227

North Caicos

967357735

North Caicos

971738135

Providenciales

974105919

Grand Turk

975153540

Providenciales

975460969

Salt Cay

977173078

Providenciales

979292700

Providenciales

979348761

Providenciales

983528895

Providenciales

984875416

Providenciales

985619789

Providenciales

986156864

Grand Turk

987364532

Providenciales

989156767

North Caicos

 

 

LEGAL AID RULES 2021

S U P R E M E   C O U R T

TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS

REGISTRAR’S NOTICE

  1. 5 OF 2021

 

LEGAL AID RULES 2021

 

Legal Aid Panel

 

The Legal Aid Rules 2021, which have been made by the Chief Justice under S. 16 of the Supreme Court Ordinance, came into force on 8th February, 2021. Under these Rules, a three-member Legal Aid Panel will consider the grant of legal aid.

 

On 9th February, 2021 pursuant to Rule 4(2), the Chief Justice appointed the following persons as members of the Panel:

  1. The Hon. Justice Shiraz Aziz, Supreme Court Judge;
  2. Ms. Ashley Adams-Forbes, Deputy Director - Department of Social Development; and
  3. Mr. Ricardo Don Hue Gardiner, representative of the Bar Council.

Except for the Bar Council that may rotate its representative on the Panel, the appointment of members of the Panel will be for a period of one year, which may be extended from time to time. Any two members of the Panel shall form a Quorum to consider and approve legal aid applications. The Panel will meet every other week to consider applications, with the first meeting scheduled to take place on 22nd February, 2021.

 

Legal Aid Roster

Rule 15(1) establishes a Legal Aid Roster. The Roster will be compiled and maintained by the Registrar, and the assignment of an Attorney to a case that has been approved for legal aid will be made by the Registrar in accordance with the Legal Aid Roster. The Roster will be available from 8th March, 2021. However, by virtue of Legal Aid (Amendment) (No. 2) Rules 2021, until the Legal Aid Roster is compiled, the Registrar will continue to accept legal aid applications that permit applicants to choose their preferred Attorney.

An Attorney with a valid Practising Certificate may apply to be included in the Roster. The Roster will be revised every 180 days from the last compilation.

 

Legal Aid Forms

Persons who wish to apply for legal aid are now required to complete and submit Form 1 (Legal Aid Application Form) contained in the Schedule to the Rules. A duly completed and sworn application may be submitted by sending a scanned copy to email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., subject: “Application for Legal Aid”.

 

16th February, 2021

 

REGISTRAR

COVID-19 Community Testing Schedule: February 2021

Press release

 

COVID-19 Community Testing Schedule: February 2021

 

The Ministry of Health is providing the following schedule for community testing for COVID-19 throughout the TCI for the remainder of February 2021.This exercise will continue to be operated on a “first-come-first-served” basis and may be concluded early if the daily quota has been achieved. The public is reminded to maintain physical distance of at least 6 feet and to wear a face covering/mask and to bring any form of Identification and a pen.

Grand Turk: Every Tuesday between 2pm-4pm at the Gazebo (Pond Street)

South Caicos: Every Tuesday between 9am-12pm at the Primary Healthcare Clinic

North & Middle Caicos: Every Monday between 9am-12pm at the Kew Clinic

                                      Every Thursday between 9am-12pm at the Bottle Creek Clinic

Every Monday & Thursday between 9am-12pm at the Middle Caicos Clinic

Providenciales: Every Tuesday and Thursday between 9am-12pm at the Downtown Ballpark (Drive Thru)*

*-Please note change of venue

The public should be reminded of the COVID-19 Health Protocols:

  1. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  2. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
  3. Maintain social distancing of 6 feet between persons
  4. Wear face coverings in public settings (covering both your nose and mouth)
  5. Avoid mass gatherings or crowds
  6. Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or use disposable tissues
  7. Comply with public health measures
  8. Stay home where possible
  9. If you have symptoms of Covid-19 which include; cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, fever, diarrhea, loss of sense of taste or smell-please stay home and contact the Health Hotlines on 232 9444 or 333 0911
  10. Do not visit health care facilities if you have symptoms or signs of Covid-19, call the Health Hotlines for guidance unless your symptoms are severe
  11. If you are under quarantine by the Public Health Team, please remain at home and comply with the guidance provided to you.
  12. If you are contacted by the Public Health Team as a part of contact tracing activities, please provide all of the information requested to assist them in their investigations
  13. Refrain from speculation and spreading rumors
  14. Stay informed with the latest information from the Ministry of Health by visiting our website on https://www.gov.tc/moh/coronavirus/
  15. Consult with your healthcare provider regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and register online;

#KnowyourCOVID-19status

#COVIDStopsWithMe

#GetTested

#ProtectYourself

#ProtectOthers

#StaySafe

Turks & Caicos Government

Office of the Governor

Office of the Deputy Governor

Contact

COVID-19 UPDATE