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Practice what you Preach Premier, TCI Civil Servants Speak

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Providenciales, 23 Feb 2015 – Civil Servants tell Magnetic Media the Premier and his Government should practice what they preach. This was another response to the statement issued by Premier Rufus Ewing calling on the Tourism and Hospitality sector to pay and hire better and more fairly when it comes to Turks and Caicos Islanders. Indigenous Civil Servants Association Members who claim to have had no meeting with the Premier since his taking office in November 2012, explained that contracted workers from abroad are treated with more professional respect and with better contract conditions that TC Islanders. No housing allowance for Turks and Caicos Islanders who live in Provo when they take on a job that relocates them to another island in the country; but we are told that contracted workers from abroad get the allowance and six months duty free concession to bring in anything from their home countries, sometimes better pay, always needing a level of training and with 15% gratuity on their total salary for the life of their employment contracts; which last at least two years. I am told that the foreign contracted workers in the public service sometimes leave the TCI with $20,000 when a 20 or 30 year public worker from the Turks and Caicos gets nothing at retirement. Magnetic Media was told this was the reason so many former government workers have taken TCIG to court. Cases related to disparities and changes which have either reduced or completely cut out their benefits upon retirement.

We also learned that many new hires from abroad are not meeting qualification standards; that they are very young and lack the years of experience. Not the same can be said for Turks and Caicos applicants for government jobs; our sources say the TC Islander is held to a different standard having to have those years of experience along with their professional qualifications. The CSA members we spoke to said as the former president of the Association, the Premier is well aware of these grievances and has done nothing, in their views, to rectify or bring greater equity to the public sector work environment. One member said Rufus Ewing should lead by example; that if the Premier did this, the private sector would follow. We continue later with more comments from members of the CSA, who spoke anonymously to Magnetic Media, taking grave exception to the picture painted by the Premier in his Thursday press release on fairness in the workforce.

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Stolen Vessel Recovered

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***MEDIA RELEASE***

 

July 20th, 2024.

 

#TurksandCaicos, July 20, 2024 – Shortly after 10 am yesterday (July 19th), the Police Control Room received a report of a stolen boat in the Turtle Cove district.

The description of the vessel given to officers was a black, 26-foot Hurricane boat with two Yamaha engines. Officers were told that the owner had secured the vessel on Thursday evening and had discovered it missing the following day.

Inquiries were conducted, and based on information received, Marine Branch Officers and Response and Operation Unit Officers searched a mangrove just off Five Cays today (July 20th) and recovered the vessel.

Two suspects were seen, one of whom was a 23-year-old from the Bight, Providenciales, who was caught and arrested for suspicion of stealing the vessel. The other suspect managed to escape.

The RTCIPF is asking anyone with information on illegal activities that may assist the police with enquiries to contact 911, the closest police station, the Serious Crime Unit at 231-1842, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 and anonymously give any information.

Additionally, persons are being asked to download the CrimeStoppers P3 app.

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Firearm and Drug Charges

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Media Release

 

July 15th, 2024.

 

SHAIWANZO MISSICK of South Back Salina, Grand Turk, has been charged with six counts of firearm-related offences.

Missick, 30, was charged on July 13 after police officers consulted with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The offences against Missick are:

  • One Count – Discharging Firearm
  • One Count- Discharging Ammunition
  • One Count-Possession of Firearm with intent to commit a serious offence
  • Two Counts-Possession of Ammunition
  • One Count –Possession of Firearm
  • One Count-Possession of Controlled Drugs
  • One Count- Possession of Controlled Drugs with intent to supply.

The charges against Missick came following a report made on Saturday, 29 June 2024,  following a shooting incident in Breezy Brae.

Officers obtained a warrant and searched the accused’s residence based on the information received.

The RT&CIPF is asking the public to notify the closest police station, contact 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231-1842, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477, and anonymously give any information on illegal activity.

Additionally, persons are encouraged to download the Crime Stoppers P3 app from the Google Play Store or Apple Apps and share information anonymously.

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Five Cays Shooting Update

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#TurksandCaicos, July 19, 2024 – Shortly after noon on July 12th, the Control Room of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force received reports of a shooting in Five Cays, Providenciales. A team of offices was dispatched to Granny Hill.

Upon arrival, several interviews were conducted, and evidential items were retrieved.  Thankfully, no one was injured.

Given the investigation’s sensitivity and lines of inquiry, the RT&CIPF cannot comment further.

We are aware of audio videos and photographs purporting to be the location of where the incident allegedly occurred and ask that persons circulating such be mindful of exposing victims.

The RT&CIPF is again reaching out to the public, emphasising their crucial role in this investigation.

We urge you to notify the closest police station, contact 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231- 1842, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477, and anonymously provide any information on this shooting or any illegal activity.

Your cooperation is vital in ensuring justice is served. Additionally, persons are encouraged to download the Crime Stoppers P3 app from the Google Play Store or Apple Apps and share information anonymously.

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