Providenciales, 29 Jan 2016 – Turks and Caicos Islanders will be given the opportunity to view the 2016 Preliminary Electors List from Friday 29th January 2016. Supervisor of Elections Lister. Dudley Lewis will post the Preliminary Electors List of voters to 82 locations across the Turks and Caicos Islands.
After the publication of the Preliminary Electors List, Registered voters will have fourteen (14) days to scrutinize it and make any claims or objections.
Electors can make claims on their own or on behalf of others, as set out in Form 3 in Schedule 1 of the Elections Ordinance. Similarly, objections can be made as set out in Form 4 in Schedule 1.
An elector who is off island for the next two weeks may appoint an agent to act on his/her behalf as set out in Form 5 in Schedule 1. The Agent must produce a sworn affidavit that they are acting on the Claimant’s behalf.
All Forms can be obtained from Elections Office in Grand Turk and Providenciales and the District Commissioner’s Officers.
Claims or Objections can be submitted to the Elections Office Grand Turk, Providenciales Elections Office, District Commissioners Officers or by e-mail to DLLewis@gov.tc
The Preliminary List of Electors will be available for viewing in the 10 Electoral Districts from Friday 29th January 2016 at the following locations.
ELECTORAL DISTRICTS PLACE
ED 1 – Grand Turk North Fulford’s Gas Station
Dominican Supermarket (Pond Street)
E & R Supermarket (West Road)
Durham’s Home Centre
Dominican Supermarket (Over Back)
John Missick Bar (West Road)
ED 2 – Grand Turk South and Salt Cay Cee’s Food Centre
Mozey, s Cozy Corner Store
Palm Grove Variety Store
Tom’s Mini Mart
Grand Turk Library
Dominican Supermarket (Back Salina)
Grand Turk International Airport
DC’s Office (Salt Cay)
Community Centre (Salt Cay)
Circle G Food Store
Grand Turk Liquors
ED 3 – South Caicos Airport Terminal
District Commissioner’s Office
Sea View Marina
Super Value Supermarket
G & H Enterprise
ED 4 – Middle and North Caicos District Commissioner’s Office (Conch Bar)
Community Centre (Bambara)
Government Clinic (Lorimers)
District Commissioner’s Office (Bottle Creek)
Digicel Store (Bottle Creek)
Community Centre (Kew)
Community Centre (Whitby)
Community Centre (Sandy Point)
ED 5 – Leeward Long Bay Express Gas Station
Rubis Gas Station – Ideal Petroleum
Sand Castle Convenience Store
TCI Ferry Service
K.K. T Auto Service
Tropical Plaza Gas Station
ED 6 – The Bight PTV”s General Store
Ocean Club Convenience Store
Kathleen’s 7 – 11
Caicos Petroleum Gas Station
ED 7 – Cheshire Hall & Richmond Hill The Library
Grant’s Gas Station
Elite Sports Club
The Post Office
Betty’s Store (Kew Town)
Black’s Store (Kew Town)
Chinson’s Grill Shack
Provo Discount Store
H & C Variety Store
ED 8 – Blue Hills Doreen’s Club
Keyse’s Variety Store
J & M Fair Trade
Sailing Paradise Restaurant
Grave Variety Convenience Store
Grace Variety Store
Petro Plus Gas Station
ED 9 – Five Cays Mackey’s Automotive
Hole in the Wall Restaurant
Gilly’s Café, International Airport
5 Cays Electronic Store
Walkin Service Station
I B O Store
ED 10 – Wheeland Grant’s Gas Station
Froggies on the Beach
B & J Restaurant
3 Queens Restaurant and Bar
Papa John Grocery Store
Mari’s Variety Store
CANARI outlines climate priorities ahead of Cop28
The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) informed that the Caribbean Climate Justice Alliance, in preparation for the upcoming annual COP28 in 2023, launched its “Caribbean Climate Justice and Resilience Agenda,” outlining the priorities for climate justice and resilience in vulnerable Caribbean small island developing states (SIDS).
In a press release, CANARI highlighted that the agenda recognizes the major threat of climate change to the region as well as aims to louden the voices of the at-risk groups “on the frontlines of the climate crisis and catalyze actions for climate justice and local resilience in the Caribbean SIDS.”
The priorities stated under the agenda are:
- Curbing emissions to limit global temperature
increase to 1.5 ̊C
- Scaling up locally-led solutions for adaptation and
loss and damage
- Improving access to and delivery of climate finance
for frontline communities, small and micro enterprises, and civil society organizations as part of a ‘whole of society’ approach
- Scaling up just, nature-based solutions for resilience
- Supporting a just transition for pro-poor, inclusive,
sustainable and resilient development
- Promoting gender equity and social inclusion
approaches to climate action
- Promoting youth and intergenerational equity as
core to the climate response
- Integrating a rights-based and earth-centered
approach in addressing all these priorities and ensuring climate justice
The at-risk groups referred to in the release include small-scale farmers and fisherfolk, rural women producers, income-poor people, elderly and disabled people, Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities, migrants, and LGBTQIA+ people.
Being cognizant of the severity of the effects of climate change on the Caribbean, CANARI referred to the fact that the very existence of the region is on the line.
“If greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated and global temperature exceeds 1.5 ̊C, the impacts of rising sea levels, more intense hurricanes, rainfall variability, ocean acidification, and other changes threaten the very existence of our way of life in the Caribbean and other SIDS that have contributed the least to global emissions.”
CARICOM Sec Gen speaks on Gender Based Violence
“Everyone must continue to invest in preventing violence against our women and girls (VAWG). It is an investment in our shared future,” were the words of Dr. Carla N. Barnett, CARICOM Secretary-General, as she reiterated the need for solutions against VAWG.
She called attention to VAWG as she gave a speech surrounding the annual campaign “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence,” which runs from November 25 to December 10, 2023.
Barnett expresses the well-known fact that VAWG is one of the most prevalent issues affecting all corners of society.
“VAWG remains one of the most pervasive forms of human rights violations in the world and cuts across all races, cultures, genders, and educational backgrounds,” she maintained, as she continued to point out the sad reality that this is still a major issue despite regional and global policies.
“Despite the existence of regional and global policies and legislation to combat VAWG, weak enforcement and discriminatory practices remain significant barriers to ending VAWG.”
The Secretary-General highlighted statistics for VAWG, bringing attention to how serious and embedded this issue is in society.
She said that globally, 736 million women—nearly one in three—have experienced violence—physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence, non-partner sexual violence, or even both.
For the Caribbean region, she said surveys conducted between 2016 and 2019 inform us that one in two women experience intimate partner violence, which is higher than the global average.
In continuation, Barnett expressed that the campaign calls everyone to action against VAWG, including “development partners, civil society organizations, women’s organizations, youth, the private sector, and the media.” Also, world governments are being asked to share how they are investing in gender-based violence prevention.
Ending her address, the Secretary-General urged everyone to wear the color orange for the duration of the campaign, as well as on the 25th of each month, “as a symbol of hope for a brighter future where women and girls live free from violence.”
Sea Patrol Vessels Approved by Cabinet, October 11 Meeting
#TurksandCaicos, November 25, 2023 – Her Excellency the Governor, Dileeni Daniel-Selvaratnam, chaired the 26th meeting of Cabinet on Wednesday, 11 October 2023 at the Governor’s Office, Providenciales.
All Members were present except the Hon. Josephine Connolly.
- Approved the Consultation Report on the Proposed Amendments to the Turks and Caicos Islands Immigration Ordinance with amendments and agreed for the amended document to be brought back to Cabinet for final approval for onward submission to the House of Assembly.
- Approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Turks and Caicos Islands Government (TCIG) and Geta Crew Holding Ltd. for a mixed use development project on the island of Grand Turk, with the view of entering into a Development Agreement as per the Encouragement of Development Ordinance and the National Investment Policy.
- Approved the renewal of rental lease agreement, for various Government offices, between TCIG and Waterloo Property Management, Grand Turk.
- Approved the awarding of the following contracts:
- PN 005694, TR 23/13, Furniture and Equipment for NJS Francis Building; and
- PN 005696, TR 22/10, Purchase of Patrol Vessels.
- It noted the update from Her Excellency the Governor regarding the upcoming visit of UK Ministers to the Turks and Caicos Islands.
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