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TCI Premier updates post storm vendors on outstanding payments

Premier Sharlene 3

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos – November 1, 2017 – The Turks and Caicos Islands continue to rebound following the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria and we remain grateful to all those and the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands who continue to commit to the recovery efforts of our country.

It is my duty to address the many disappointed vendors who provided services to this country and who continue to await payment for goods and services. The immediate challenges post the Storms have largely been overcome and work is ongoing to ensure that the systems that are to be followed are indeed followed.

My Ministry is working hard to ascertain information from the relevant Departments to further the application for payments to be made and I assure you that once these requests are honored, we will further an application for payment to Cabinet in the usual manner for unforeseen expenses.

We understand and regret the delay in payments especially during such a difficult time when many of you have also suffered personal loss and damages. Many of you continue to make calls and checks on the Treasury and we do understand your frustration when told that the payment is not yet ready.

We want to assure you that we are giving this priority and will make every effort to ensure that these obligations are met.

 

TCIG press release

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