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Cabinet Report by Premier, His Excellency present.

Turks and Caicos, May 1, 2017 – Providenciales – An update on the CDB, Capital projects and how the UK elections is now affecting the TCI were all matters raised when the Hon. Premier Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson gave her report in Cabinet last week. On Wednesday 26th April 2017 His Excellency the Governor Dr. John Freeman chaired the 11th meeting of the Cabinet at the NJS Francis Building in Grand Turk. With the absence of the Deputy Premier, His Excellency faced many proposals for approval and discussions from cabinet members including Premier Robinson.

The Premier presented an update on the forthcoming meeting of the Board of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in TCI this month. On May 24th and 25th, The TCI will host approximately 500 delegates at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the CDB. The Premier also stated that there has been progress on the capital projects program. As stated in her first 100 day in office report, the government earmarked a number of capital projects for further consideration and revamping.

In the absence of Deputy Premier Hon. Sean Astwood, the Premier revealed that Astwood participated in the signing of a MOU between the USA and members of the Caribbean Community on co-operation regarding the Development of an Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS). Additionally, as a result of the UK elections now carded for June, the Premier explained that the pre-Joint Ministerial Council, which was also scheduled for June, would now be postposed until July and every other planned activity involving the UK would subsequently be affected.

 Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher

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