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TCI Premier will not attend high level meeting in UK; Recommits to Constitutional Talks

Premier Sharlene Robinson, Turks and Caicos Islands

#TurksandCaicosIslands – March 12, 2020 — Premier Robinson has made the decision to not attend the Joint Ministerial Council Meeting, JMC in the UK scheduled for the 4th week of March.

Premier Robinson in coming to this conclusion informed the Foreign Commonwealth Office, her Overseas Territories colleagues and the Hon Leader of the Opposition who was scheduled to join her during that week for constitutional talks.

The JMC, an annual Meeting of OT Leaders, OT Governors and FCO Officials was earlier postponed for Elections in the UK and was set for March.

Premier Robinson remarked, “Whilst TCI remains coronavirus free with no confirmed cases, it is important that leadership at all levels remain grounded for what is proving to be a fast moving and constantly evolving issue. TCI’s first position remains to prevent, but we are preparing to keep our people safe in the event of a positive case.

On the matter of constitutional talks, it is my intention to reach out to the OT Minister to seek an early audience as soon as possible via technological means. I remain committed to this issue but know that this is the best decision at this time.”

Hon Sharlene L Cartwright RobinsonPremier & Minister of FinanceThe Turks and Caicos Islands.

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