TCI Preliminary 2016/17 Electors List to be Publish Friday January 29, 2016
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
Three Days to NIB Rate Increase for 2023
By Dana Malcolm
#TurksandCaicos, March 29, 2023 – On April 1st, the second round of increases on contributions at the National Insurance Board will kick in for the Turks and Caicos workforce. Announced last year, the increases were instituted to keep the NIB from running out of money by 2027 as it services a population that is living longer with contributions that had not been increased in 30 years.
As the Government’s new financial year begins, increases at NIB will mean a higher cost for doing business and a higher cost for running the Government.
The private sector is expected to pay contributions at a rate of 11 percent on your taxable income. The hike is up from last year’s 10 per cent; six percent of which is to be paid by the Employer and five percent is to be paid by the Employee. For wages of $2000, this will mean a $200 improvement in income per month to the NIB. As for the burn on residents’ pockets, based on a minimum wage of $1200 monthly salary, that’s at least $60 dollars a month and $720 per year.
Public sector rates will move to 10.15 percent up from 9.15 per cent with the worker paying 4.575 per cent and the Government paying 5.575 per cent; that’s $54 a month and $648 a year at minimum wage.
The NIB rate as of April 1, 2023, will jump to 9 percent for self-employed individuals; For self-employed individuals at minimum wage, that is $108 dollars a month or $1296 per year.
As taxable incomes increase so will the contribution.
The increases follow a 2019 Actuarial review, undertaken every three years, which unearthed that the NIB was facing a dismal future, possible collapse. Contribution rates were growing at a rate much slower than NIB expenses, which included beneficiary payouts. On that trajectory, the NIB’s earnings would be eclipsed by its income by 2027, forcing the worker protection plan to draw down on money saved for economic shocks like Covid-19.
Unsurprisingly, this was deemed untenable, and an immediate increase was recommended.
Despite this scramble to boost earnings, the NIB has simultaneously increased payouts. Payouts for pensions, funeral grants, maternity grants and more will all attract bigger sums.
These incremental increases on contributions and payouts were all consultant recommendations, informed statements from the Board.
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Bahamas Golden Jubilee Events Announced, Celebrations Across 33 Islands & Cays
#TheBahamas, March 27, 2023 – As the 50th anniversary of our nation’s independence approaches, Bahamians everywhere are teeming with excitement and expectancy around the year-long celebrations set by The National Independence Secretariat.
Yesterday, the Prime Minister joined H.E Leslia Miller Brice, Chair of The National Independence Secretariat to unveil the Calendar of Events for the 50th Independence celebrations.
The calendar comprises a host of events, initiatives and recommendations for celebrations throughout all 33 islands of The Bahamas.
At this jubilant occasion the PM stated, “Celebrating independence is about acknowledging the greatness around us, the greatness within us, and the greatness ahead of us.
We are Bahamians. That identity is special.”
View the newly released calendar of events here:
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