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Final pre-Election Cabinet meeting for PNP Administration, Money released for Grand Turk clean up

Providenciales, TCI, December 8, 2016 – Interim CEO of the National Health Insurance board, Tamera Robinson will remain on until January 3 2017 according to information released following the final pre-Election Cabinet meeting held yesterday.

It was a whopper of a session where several zoning changes were requested by the PNP Cabinet Ministers and where a huge cache of funds was requested for release to finally get moving on more projects to clean up Grand Turk.

A chunk at $60,746.10 was elicited for release from the Carnival Cruise Line and TCIG co-development fund.  This fund is jointly established for infrastructural improvements in the country’s dive and cruise capital.

A salvage tender contract was awarded for the removal of the MV Mega One Triton, which has been on Governor’s Beach since 2012’s Super Storm Sandy and in this final meeting, there was a push, it is reported, for a team led by the Attorney General’s Chambers to negotiate for land in Grand Turk to improve beach access and the general facilities for cruise ship passengers.

escapees-lock-1After the prison break of last week, which remains unexplained by officials, there is a need for emergency funds to immediately finance security works at the prison.

Likely, the item which will gain the most traction when it comes to delivering on what the general population has long wanted has to do with the health care system and the two hospitals.

At that Cabinet Meeting on Wednesday, the PNP Administration,  “Advised His Excellency the Governor to approve in principle the recruitment on a part-time basis of a senior healthcare professional to fill the role of the TCI Government Complaints Manager at the Turks and Caicos Hospital at Cheshire Hall and Cockburn Town as set out under the Project Agreement contract between TCIG and Interhealth Canada Ltd (IHC).”


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