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PDA Candidate says representation lacking in Govt & Opposition



Providenciales, 11 Feb 2016 – There is no representation in the Government and no representation in the Opposition and that is the story the Progressive Democratic Alliance is telling people who turn out to their political rallies which were launched on Monday, in Grand Turk.

It was the party’s proposed representative for Grand Turk North, attorney Kwame Smith, who seemed to fire up the small but significant crowd which turned out at Sam’s Plaza on Wednesday night in Provo.

“We have all sorts of issues in the Turks and Caicos Islands, we have social issues the Government turn a blind eye to; infrastructural issues the government turned a blind eye to. They say that our economy is doing so well, but it is like the old people say – duck gat water to bathe in – they say they gat money inside the treasury, millions and millions of dollars – and chickens ain’t gat nothing to drink. Saving up all this money, they say to pay off loan when our people going home hungry, our people don’t have jobs.”

Smith pointed to the prices at the pumps for fuel. While many places in the United States are paying as little as 99 cents per gallon, in the TCI, the cost per gallon is from $4.60 cents up to over $6. Smith said no one is standing up for the consumer.

“For all of us who are taxi drivers and who have to drive our kids to school and going on our daily task, we have to go to the pump and pay – in Grand Turk its $6 a gallon, in Provo its $5; or five something a gallon. No vision! The Government has no vision to deal with these things, and under the PDA government all of that will change… are you ready for a change? Are you ready for a change?”

The PDA, which next heads to North Caicos for a Friday night rally there, has eight candidates; each political party can run as many as 15 nominees.

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Stolen Vessel Recovered





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



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



#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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