REGISTRATION & CITIZENSHIP (BATCH #013)

BEGINS

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

REGISTRATION & CITIZENSHIP (BATCH #013)

 

The Ministry of Immigration, Citizenship, Labor & Employment Services, in collaboration with the Department of Registration and Citizenship are hereby inviting the following members of the general public to visit or contact the Customer Service Center in Grand Turk and Providenciales as it relates to applications for BOTC Passports and Naturalization and Registration. The telephone numbers are (649) 338 2982 /4121 for Grand Turk and Providenciales respectively or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

BOTC PASSPORTS APPLICATIONS REQUIRING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ALPHEUS SMITH

KEISHA ADDERLY

ANDRE WILLIAMS

LATRELL TARELL HANDFIELD

ANTHONIA K.L. BOWLEG JR

LINDON AMARO JONES

BRIANNA MIRACLE JONES

MELANIE BAPTISTE

CHAVION CAPRON

MELLIESHA SAINT JEAN

CHINURU JOSIL ORUMBA

MERITHA CARTER

CLAVANA J DIXON

OREIKA S.C.SELVER GARDINER

CURTIS TONY BUTTERFIELD

RALPH ACCILISE NARCIUS

DELIVINZ HIGGS

RENEL SAINVIL

EVELYN LANIOX

RICHARD LANIOX

JAYDEN BAIN

SHA'MYRE GARLAND

JUDITH DEAN

 

 

NATURALIZATION & REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS REQUIRING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ALCENE BONHEUR

KEVIN C. HALL

ALEJANDRINA HANDFIELD

KRISTIAN MARIC

ANGELOT LOUDERINE

LELIETTE MICHEL

ANNE ROSE BELMEUS

LOVENSON JOSEPH

ANNNECIA AUGUSTIN CLARE

MICHACLAY PIERRE

AYIVA TELUSMA

MICHAEL ANTONIO JOHSON

CARLINE BELIZAIRE

MICHAEL JULIEN ARIZA

CELESTE Y. SOTO MEJIA LIGHTBOURNE

MICHELSON AGENOR

CHRISTIAN GOLD HIGGS

MIKENSON SAINT LOUIS

DAVID JULIEN

NADEGE GUILLAUME

DAVID KELLY

NATALIE MALCOLM

EDRIQUE JOSEPH

NATHAN AFFLECK

EVENTZ DONATIEN

NICOLE HEATH

FELIX SOLOMON

OCIANA CHERY

FRANCOISE FRANCOIS

ONIEL ANTHONY LAIRD

FRANTS HERARD FLEURIMOND

PATRICK MUSGROVE

FRANTZ LOUIS

PAUL NEWMAN

GENO GEANNO ROPER ADAMS

PRESLINE DELICE

GERARD JOACHIN

RANDY RIGBY

GRACE SMITH

REBECCA SAINT JEAN

GUERDO BIRO LOUIS

RELEONITO BANTILAN OCON

HAVAGAYLE S. H. ELLIS

RIKELSON LORMINCY

HEAN LOUIS ELMIUS

ROSEMANE SEVERE EWING

HEDNYAH EXILUS

ROSITA ST FLEUR

JACKSON WILLIAMS

RUBEN ALTIDOR

JAMARA JOSIANNA VIL

SAMUEL EMMANUEL

JEAN MARIE VOLTAIRE

SNARLY INELUS

JENNY FLORE PIERRE

SONDLEY WALTER VALBRUN

JIM C PIERRE

TERMANIZE DAMIS

JODENIE ST PHARD

TERRY ABEL

JORDAN PIERRE

VASCO BORGES

JORDANIA LIGHTBOURNE

VINCENT GRAHAM

JOSEPH CONNOLLY

VOIRILUS CHARLES

JUANA CABRAL

WIDELINE JIENE FERGUSON

JUNEEL AUDIGE-STUBBS

WILBERT LORMINCY

JUSTE HYLFORD

WINIDE CHARLES

KELY LAURENT

YORDANY GARCIA

KETTIA PIERRE

 

 

Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

 

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PUBLIC NOTICE: CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT, CLOSURE OF GRAND TURK OFFICE

PUBLIC NOTICE: CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT, CLOSURE OF GRAND TURK OFFICE

 

 

Ministry of Health’s New Essential Local Travel Portal

BEGINS

 

Press release

 

Ministry of Health’s New Essential Local Travel Portal

 

The Ministry of Health has successfully launched a new local portal in collaboration with the Computer Information and Technology Unit whereby persons who wish to undertake essential travel between the islands can apply online. The portal was developed by the CITU and is now fully operational. The new portal is located on the Ministry of Health’s website https://www.gov.tc/moh/coronavirus/ and the portal can be located on the following link; https://domestictravel.gov.tc/. Persons are advised that effective Monday 21st September 2020, all applications for local travel should be submitted via the portal. Persons wishing to travel for essential purposes only, should apply using the link and they will be guided through a series of fields to complete.

 

  1. Please note that persons will be required to apply within 48 hours of their intended date of travel.
  2. Applications will need to be submitted by each person in a group wishing to travel.
  3. A unique ID will be issued for each person.
  4. Approval will only be provided for the dates of travel specified.
  5. Persons should only apply to travel if absolutely essential. Applications for non-essential travel will be declined.
  6. Approval for travel by construction workers effective 15th September 2020 is considered essential travel under the following terms; “Travel by construction workers for construction project work, with the written approval of the Permanent Secretary, Infrastructure following approval of the Chief Medical Officer shall be considered essential travel:

Provided that measures as may be approved by the Ministry are put in place”. Evidence of   written approval from Ministry of Infrastructure should be uploaded to the portal for review with any applications for travel.

  1. Electronic approvals should be presented at the time of travel.
  2. Persons should carefully consider whether they need to travel and where possible avoid all non-essential travel.

 

For up to date information on Covid-19, please visit the Ministry of Health’s website on https://www.gov.tc/moh/coronavirus/ or our Facebook page on https://www.facebook.com/tcihealthpromotions/.

 

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TCIG STANDS READY TO SETTLE WITH BEACHES TCI

TCIG STANDS READY TO SETTLE WITH BEACHES TCI

 

The Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands has seen the recent statement from the Management of Beaches Resort & Spa which regrettably can only be characterised as misleading and mischievous.

 

Until now, TCIG has refrained from making any public statements as to ongoing discussions with Beaches TCI but the many actions taken by TCIG to resolve this matter are on the public record and despite public criticism, TCIG through a change in the law and through the provision of an amnesty, took active steps to reach an amicable resolution of the ongoing tax matter.

 

This recent statement by Beaches has drawn unwarranted and unfair criticism of TCIG by those who seek to make political mischief. It is important to therefore refute the assertion that TCIG's has not been engaged and that its inaction has caused a delay in the resolution of this matter. This public statement is simply to be transparent and to clarify the public record. The Premier, as Minister of Finance, has also written to Beaches in an attempt to bring clarity to this recent public stance.

 

Furthermore, the underlying premise of Beaches’ statement is fundamentally and demonstrably untrue. TCIG’s position is public and has been discussed and debated in the House of Assembly and by law it remains that there has been an underpayment of taxes whether intentional or not. But it is also the case that Beaches is the cause of the current delay in resolving the proceedings.

 

There are in fact two cases that have been brought by Beaches against TCIG. Beaches first issued proceedings in the Supreme Court in or around May 2019. TCIG gave notice of its intention to defend those proceedings promptly and in accordance with the Rules of the Supreme Court. Since then, TCIG has been actively engaged in seeking to find an amicable solution. It made little sense at that juncture to spend time and money in pleading its Defence and Counterclaim in full. In February 2020, Beaches issued a second set of proceedings, this time in the Magistrate’s Court, seeking to challenge an assessment of an independent audit (called for by Beaches). Because the Magistrate’s Court is not a court of pleadings, there was no requirement on TCIG to plead a Defence to Beaches’ claim.

 

On 29 July 2020, the proceedings in the Magistrate’s Court came on for hearing before the Chief Magistrate. Following discussions with Counsel for TCIG, Attorneys for Beaches, agreed to take instructions from Beaches about staying the proceedings before the Magistrate and having all matters in issue between the parties dealt with in the Supreme Court. Counsel said he would revert to TCIG and the Court in short order regarding his clients’ position and the matter was re-listed for hearing on 12 August 2020. Nothing further was heard from Beaches' Attorneys until they were chased on 11 August 2020 by TCIG’s Counsel. At that time, Beaches’ Counsel said that Beaches agreed to the stay of the Magistrate’s Court proceedings and he provided a draft consent order which included a provision that Beaches would amend its Statement of Claim in the Supreme Court proceedings to incorporate those reliefs sought in the Magistrate’s Court but not otherwise raised in the Supreme Court proceedings. That was a month ago. TCIG has not yet received any such amended Statement of Claim and continues to await service of the same, at which point it will then plead its Defence. Counsel for the parties have agreed that it would make no logical sense for TCIG to plead a Defence to the original claim only for it to be superceded by an amended claim which would then have to be addressed by an amended Defence.

 

Beaches’ decision to issue an inaccurate and misleading statement is disappointing and appears to be an attempt to fight the issue of Beaches’ tax liability in public rather than in a more dignified manner before the Courts, and this regrettably has forced TCIG to respond publicly in its commitment to be transparent.

 

TCIG has enjoyed an open and courteous dialogue with Beaches over the years. TCIG has made several concessions over the years and engaged from the highest level of governance with meetings including a lawyers’ meeting and meetings with the Premier, the Governor and Team Beaches, all in an effort to resolve this matter.  This recent public statement by Beaches is regrettably an open declaration of hostility towards TCIG and its timing can only be interpreted as an intentional act to cause frustration.

 

TCIG remains open to resolve this matter and has since written to Beaches to restate its known position as demonstrated over the years.

This tax matter pre-dates the current Administration and all efforts were made to reach a resolution; public and private actions demonstrate this. TCIG maintains that it is in no one's best interest to have this matter lingering. Nonetheless, Beaches does have a right to take the course of action it does in the Court and TCIG has a right to defend. TCIG stands ready to resolve this matter: be it through the filing of a Defence to the amended Statement of Claim still to be submitted by Beaches, or through the ongoing attempts at an amicable resolution.

 

TCIG, like Governments around the world, is undergoing unprecedented challenges due to the fall-out from the COVID-19 pandemic. As the largest hotel property, Beaches is important to the economy and so all concessions given to this point can be defended. Our offers to resolve are bound only by law and not an unwillingness to resolve. Despite this sudden and surprising shift by Beaches on Friday past, we trust this is not a permanent shift in its approach taken over the years, which was usually one of engagement. TCIG is hopeful that Beaches will submit its amended Statement of Claim or finalise discussions at the table so that this old matter can be put to rest.

 

TCIG has always demonstrated its willingness and maintains its willingness to resolve this matter.

Water Bills

GOVERNMENT OF THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS, PUBLIC UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION
WATER UNDERTAKING

Telephone: 649-338-3518   Telefax: 649-946-2751

 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

 

BEGINS

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

RE: Water Bills

 

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Public Utilities & Transportation in collaboration the Water Undertaking Unit, would like to advise the residents of Grand Turk residing in North Creek and Godet Allotment that water bills are available for pickup at the main office located on South Base.

 

We would like to remind customers to supply us with a reliable email address for forwarding of monthly bills. Water Undertaking thank you for your continuous cooperation and support.

 

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