TCI 2021/2022 Electors List Publish today Tuesday, February 2, 2021

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS GOVERNMENT

ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT, GRAND TURK

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

TCI 2021/2022 Electors List Publish today Tuesday, February 2, 2021

 

Turks and Caicos Islanders will be given the opportunity to view the 2021/2022 Electors List from today Tuesday February 2, 2021.  Supervisor of Elections Lister Dudley Lewis will post the Electors List of voters to seventy seven (77) locations across the Turks and Caicos Islands.

 

After publication of the Electors List, Registered Voters will have fourteen (14) days to scrutinize it and make any claims or objections.  Electors can make claims on their own or on behalf of others, as set out in Form 3 in Schedule 1 of the Elections Ordinance similarly, objections can be made as set out in Form 4 in Schedule 1.

 

An Elector who is off Island for the next two (2) weeks may appoint an agent to act on his/her behalf as set out in Form 5 in Schedule 1.  The Agent must produce a sworn affidavit that he/she are acting on the Claimant’s behalf.  All Forms can be obtained from the Elections Offices Grand Turk and Providenciales also the District Commissioner’s Officers.

 

Claims or Objections can be submitted to the Elections Office located at Arthur Lightbourne Building, Pond Street Grand Turk, Providenciales Elections Office Butterfield Square and District Commissioner’s Officers or by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The Supervisor commented "the Electors Register that will be used to facilitate the 2021 general election schedule for February 19, 2021 was published on March 31, 2020.  The Electors List published today will not be used to facilitate the up-coming general election and only persons names that appear on the 2020 published Electors Register will be permitted to vote.

 

The Electors List will be available for viewing in the ten (10) Electoral Districts and government email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Web page gov.tc/pressoffice from today Tuesday January 2, 2021 at the 

following locations:

 

 

 

ELECTORAL DISTRICTS                                                                                     PLACE

 

ED 1 – Grand Turk North                                                                                   Fulford’s Gas Station

                                                                                                                               Dominican Supermarket (Pond Street)

                                                                                                                               Sunny Food Store (West Road)

                                                                                                                               Durham’s Home Centre (Lighthouse Road)

                                                                                                                               John Missick Bar (West Road)

                                                                                                                               Shop Rite Grocery Store

                                                                                                                               Things Galore Store Over Back

                                                                                                                                A&H Hair Supply Over Back

                                                                                                                               Fishermen Paradise Over Back

                                                                                                                               Poop Deck Restaurant Pond Street

 

 

ED 2 – Grand Turk South and Salt Cay                                                            IGA Supermarket

                                                                                                                                Palm grove Variety Store

                                                                                                                                Do-it-Centre

                                                                                                                                Sunny Foods

                                                                                                                                Grand Turk Library

                                                                                                                                 (Back Salina)

                                                                                                                                Grand Turk International Airport

                                                                                                                                DC’s Office (Salt Cay)

                                                                                                                                Community Centre (Salt Cay)

                                                                                                                                Grand Turk Liquors

                                                                                                                                Gracebay Pharmacy Church Folly

 

 

ED 3 – South Caicos                                                                                            Airport Terminal

                                                                                                                                District Commissioner’s Office

                                                                                                                                Sea View Marina

                                                                                                                                Super Value Supermarket

                                                                                                                                G & H Enterprise

                                                                                                                                Government Treasury

 

ED 4 – Middle and North Caicos                                                                     District Commissioner’s Office Conch Bar

                                                                                                                               Community Centre, Bambarra

                                                                                                                               Government Clinic, Lorimers

                                                                                                                               District Commissioner’s Office Bottle Creek

                                                                                                                               Kevin’s Enterprise

                                                                                                                               Digicel Store Bottle Creek

                                                                                                                               Community Centre, Kew

                                                                                                                               Community Centre, Whitby

                                                                                                                               Community Centre Sandy Point

 

ED 5 – Leeward                                                                                                  Sand Castle Convenience Store

                                                                                                                              TCI Ferry Service

                                                                                                                              IBO Store

                                                                                                                              Rick's Flamingo Cafe

 

D 6 – The Bight                                                                                                  PTV General Store

                                                                                                                              Ocean Club Convenience Store

                                                                                                                              Kathleen’s 7 – 11 Store

                                                                                                                              3 J's Liquor N Pharmacy

                                                                                                                              Rubis Grace bay Petro Mart

                                                                                                                              Rubis Gas Station

                                                                                                                              Graceway Gourmet Supermarket

 

 

ED 7 – Cheshire Hall & Richmond Hill                                                          The Library

                                                                                                                              Grant’s Gas Station

                                                                                                                              The Post Office

                                                                                                                              Betty’s Store Kew Town

                                                                                                                              Black’s Store Kew Town

                                                                                                                              Chinson’s Grill Shack

                                                                                                                              Discount Liquors

                                                                                                                              Provo Discount Store

                                                                                                                              Building Material Do It Centre

                                                                                                                              Graceway IGA Supermarket

 

 

ED 8 – Blue Hills                                                                                                 Keyse's Variety Store

                                                                                                                              Carrington’s Store

                                                                                                                              Chicken Shack

                                                                                                                              North Side City Market

                                                                                                                              Grace Variety Store

                                                                                                                              Lapels TCI Dry Cleaners

                                                                                                                              G K Supermarket

                                                                                                                              Parker's Variety Party Shop

 

ED 9 – Five Cays                                                                                                Mackey’s Automotive

                                                                                                                             Kitch’s Restaurant

                                                                                                                             Hole in the Wall Restaurant

                                                                                                                             Gilly’s Café, International Airport

                                                                                                                             Shallende's Auto Parts N Services

                                                                                                                             Walkin Service Station

                                                                                                                             Liz Bakery

                                                                                                                             Caicos Oil Mart

                                                                                                                            

 

ED 10 – Wheeland                                                                                           Froggies on the Beach

                                                                                                                            Frank's Store 4 U

                                                                                                                            Tiffany Trading Convenient Store

                                                                                                                            Red Zone Variety Store

 

 

 

 

Lister Dudley Lewis

Supervisor of Elections

PRESS RELEASE – CANDIDATES NOMINATION FORMS AND DECLARATIONS OF ELIGIBILITY PUBLISHED

 

 

 

ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT

 

TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS GOVERNMENT

GRAND TURK, TCI 

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January 30, 2021 

 

PRESS RELEASECANDIDATES NOMINATION FORMS AND DECLARATIONS OF ELIGIBILITY PUBLISHED 

The Supervisor of Elections Lister Dudley Lewis has published the completed nomination and declaration forms for candidates who have put themselves forward for the General Election on February 19, 2021. 

 

The thirty-eight (38) nominees including eighteen (18) “All Island” Independent candidates were duly nominated on Friday, January 29, 2021, according to the legal requirements, and the list of nominees published. 

 

The declarations submitted to the Supervisor has now been published and the list available for viewing on the government website www.gov.tc/elections/   

 

Under Section 50(2) of the Constitution the Supervisor is required to publish the declarations to allow for public scrutiny. 

 

The Constitution also make provision for members of the public and the Attorney General to challenge any of the nominated individuals regarding their eligibility. 

 

 

Lister Dudley Lewis 

Supervisor of Elections 

 

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DECR observes World Wetlands Day 2021

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NEWS RELEASE

 

DECR observes World Wetlands Day 2021

 

Today marks World Wetlands Day, an important day in the DECR’s green calendar! This year’s theme for World Wetlands Day ‘Wetlands and Water,’ highlights the importance of wetlands as a source of freshwater and encourages action to restore them and stop their loss.

 

The Turks & Caicos Islands are fortunate to sport some of the world’s most pristine wetlands in the region, that are important habitats to resident and migratory bird species, juvenile shark and sea turtle, provide important habitats for economically significant fish species and serve as in important barrier protecting the islands from severe weather conditions and flooding.

 

Each year the DECR, with the hard work and dedication of the Clement Howell High School, and British West Indies Collegiate, clean up our wetlands and plant red mangrove propagules in areas where urban development has taken its toll. Unfortunately, due to the global pandemic, the DECR will not be banding together with the Islands’ eco warriors to clean up and re-plant around these areas. The Department would like to encourage the public, however, to get out into nature and explore and enjoy this precious habitat while walking, kayaking, or paddle boarding!

 

“Wetlands and mangroves are the perfect place for young people to get fresh air and discover the intricate lives lived by the little creatures that call them home!” stated Amy Avenant, DECR’s Environmental Outreach Coordinator.

 

Please remember to keep these important habitats clean and pristine!

 

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PRESS RELEASE – PROTOCOLS/GUIDELINES FOR VOTING DURING GENERAL ELECTIONS

ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT
TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS GOVERNMENT

GRAND TURK

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PRESS RELEASEPROTOCOLS/GUIDELINES FOR VOTING DURING GENERAL ELECTIONS

 

The Public is hereby notified that the Elections Office along with the Ministry of Health are working towards finalizing COVID-19 protocols/guidelines to guide Electors, candidates and poll workers during the General Election to be held on 19th February 2021.

These protocols/guidelines will be based on the establish Public and Environmental Health (CVOID-19) Regulations made under the Public and Environmental Health Ordinance.

 

Speaking on the on protocols/guidelines the Supervisor of Elections stated that, “The team is working very hard to complete this work so that the public can read and be aware of the process for voting during this Covid-19 pandemic”. The Supervisor of Elections went on to say that, “Voting is a person’s constitutional right. We have to make sure that we capture all persons who are eligible to vote no matter their condition, so we are making sure we capture all the necessary health and safety measures to protect our Poll workers and the public while voting”.

 

The protocols/guidelines are in the process of consultation now and will be published as soon as possible.

 

Lister Dudley Lewis
Supervisor of Elections

Shark Research with Global Reach in Turks and Caicos Islands

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news release

 

Shark Research with Global Reach in Turks and Caicos Islands

 

For two weeks in January and February, a field research team from Beneath the Waves, a USA-based NGO, is in Turks and Caicos Islands. The team, under Dr Austin Gallagher, is carrying out marine fieldwork for the project Diversity, Occurrence, and Habitat Use of Large Sharks in the TCI.

 

The project will be investigating the wild habits of large sharks including tiger sharks, Caribbean reef sharks, and nurse sharks, to name a few. Included in the studies are habitat use through baited remote camera systems, sampling and sequencing seawater for shark environmental DNA, shark behaviour and use of TCI Exclusive Economic Zone tracking and imaging technology, and aerial drone surveys to study interactions between large sharks and other large marine life.

 

The baited remote cameras will reveal information about depths sharks prefer and where they hunt. Sampling seawater for shark environmental DNA is a developing technique that takes advantage of the biotic material all living organisms shed into their environments, which includes their own genetic fingerprints. Two different types of satellite tracking tags will be attached to sharks (with time-degrading attachments that allow them to fall away when no longer active) to find out what areas they frequent and how far they travel. Remote observation using drones will allow the sharks interactions with other marine animals, like sea turtles and whales, so we can better understand their role in the megafauna community.

 

Beneath the Waves research generates data vital to DECR’s work on shark protection and management in TCI. Dr Gallagher’s team, with DECR, will host an online Facebook live session about their work and experiences (Tuesday 02 February 2021, 6:30pm, on the DECR’s Environmental Outreach and Education Facebook Group).

 

Lormeka Williams, DECR Director stated, “It’s a pleasure to have Dr Gallagher and his research team back in TCI, especially during these challenging times. I look forward to learning about the team’s discoveries. Sharks are vital to the health of our reefs, seagrass beds, mangrove habitats, and fisheries, and as we learn about these marine neighbours, we will be better equipped to protect them and their habitats.” It is envisioned that Dr Gallagher’s team will return several times this year to carry out the research work.

 

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