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Turks and Caicos trade mission to Canada underway

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Providenciales, 26 May 2015 – Another road show, this time it’s off to Canada for a delegation charged with exploring closer relations with the North American country. Discussions will center on finance, taxation, law enforcement, parliamentary engagement, public private sector partnerships, trade and commerce and education. The Trade Mission is Chaired by Border Control Minister, Don-Hue Gardiner and includes attorney Mark Fulford and economist, Dr. Gilbert Morris and will also include Permanent Secretaries Clara Gardiner and Wesley Clerveaux, with Ronlee James and the country’s Chief Statistician, Shirlen Forbes.

This working group was established in Cabinet, earlier this month and comes a year after the first Premier’s Road Trip, where friendly talks in 2014 with Canada led to a string of rousing headlines on whether or not the Turks and Caicos would become a new province of Canada. The Premier went on record to say, that was not at all the plan. Canadian politicians also discarded the notion. The three day mission wraps up on Friday.

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