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Elections Department – which polling station to cast your vote



Providenciales, TCI, December 10, 2016 – The Supervisor of Elections, Lister Dudley Lewis, has announced the allocation of voters to polling stations for General Election of the Turks and Caicos Islands schedule for 15th December 2016.

The Elections Ordinance requires the Supervisor to allocate each elector to the appropriate designated polling station within their electoral district, in any case where there is more than one polling station in that district.

This is done by the Supervisor providing a list to the Returning Officers that details the persons who are to vote at that polling station by reference to the order of their family names.

The official list of voters to be provided to each polling station is specified in the Election Ordinance and it contains only the details of those persons who are allocated to vote at that polling station.

To be able to vote at the polling station, your details must appear on the official list for that polling station. This means that you have to vote at the polling station to which you have been allocated within your electoral district.

If you try to vote at another polling station in the electoral district to which you have not been allocated and where your details do not appear on the official list, you will not be allowed to vote and will be referred to the polling station to which you have been allocated.

Electors with family names A-L and M-Z. Will vote of the following location.

ED  01 Grand Turk North  –    Ona Glinton Primary School.

A-N – Polling area       1   Auditorium

O-Z –  Polling area       2   Class Room

ED  02  Grand Turk South  –    HJ Robinson High School

A-N –    Polling area        1  Auditorium

O-Z  –     Polling area         2  Class Room

ED  03  South Caicos  –            Iris Stubbs Primary School

 A-N –    Polling area         1  Class Room

O- Z –    Polling area         2   Class Room

ED  04  Middle and North Caicos


Conch Bar         –      Conch Bar Community Centre

Bambarra          –      Bambarra Community Centre

Lorimers           –      Lorimers Community Centre

Sandy Point      –     Sandy Point Community Centre

Kew                  –      Kew Community Centre

Whitby             –      Whitby Community Centre

Bottle Creek     –      Bottle Creek Library and High School

ED  05  Leeward, Providenciales  –  Wesley Methodist High School

A-N-   Polling area        1  Class Room

O-Z-    Polling area        2  Class Room

ED  06  The Bight, Providenciales   –  Tropicana

A-N-      Polling area        1

 O-Z-      Polling area        2

ED  07  Richmond Hill and Cheshire Hall, Providenciales

A-N-    Gustarvous Lightbourne  Sporting Centre

O-Z-     Community College

ED  08  Blue Hills, Providenciales

A-N–    Oseta Jolly Primary School

O-Z–     Clement Howell High School

ED  09  Five Cays, Providenciales

A-N–     Felix Morley Community Centre

O-Z–      Enid Capron Primary School

ED  10  Wheeland, Providenciales

 A-Z-    Bethany Baptist Church, Best Institute (School)

If you wish to check the 2016 Register or which polling station you should attend, you can do so by contacting the Elections Office Grand Turk or Elections Office in Providenciales or by checking the Registers which has been deposited for inspection at various Constituencies.

Note:  It is an offence under section 40 of the Elections Ordinance to vote at more than one polling in the same electoral district or more than once in the same district on polling day.





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Youth Organizations get Big Prizes at inaugural National Youth Awards



Dana Malcolm

Staff Writer



#TurksandCaicos, September 29, 2023 – When the National Youth Awards were held on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, a number of organizations that have long been making outstanding contributions to youth development were bestowed with first-time national awards; the Turks and Caicos Islands Government honouring their contributions to the country.

The Saint Monica’s Christian Youth Movement, Rotaract Club, Edward C. Gartland Youth Centre, and Pine Cay Project were all awarded. 

The awards were presented during the first annual National Youth Awards on September 27th as the country celebrated Youth Week.

The Saint Monica’s Christian Youth Movement was highlighted for being Outstanding In Community Spirit And Building Relationships.

The Rotaract Club was awarded for being Outstanding In Community Projects.

The Edward C. Gartland Youth Centre for being Outstanding In Community Impact Through Volunteer Services.

Finally, the Pine Cay Project was recognized for its Outstanding Corporate Contributions.

The organizations were awarded along with a group of young people who have recorded significant achievements across education, entrepreneurship, sports, and more.

The National Youth Awards were held at the ballroom of Beaches Turks and Caicos.

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Jamaica declares DENGUE OUTBREAK; control measures amped up



Rashaed Esson

Staff Writer


#Jamaica, September 29, 2023 – As Jamaica battles a dengue outbreak, the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development is taking steps to fortify the country’s resilience to the mosquito borne disease.

The Department announced it will be providing funds for the emergency response to contain the dengue outbreak, according to Desmond McKenzie, Minister of Local Government, as reported by JIS.

McKenzie was in talks with Journalists at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston this past Wednesday, September 27th when he revealed that the resources will come from the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA).

In fact, work, he expressed, is already being done as he informed that discussions have started with Jamaica’s Minister of Health and Wellness to see to the roll out of clean-up programmes to ensure communities do not morph into breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

It was reported that: “International health authorities have reported elevated dengue fever activity across multiple areas in Jamaica, with more than 560 suspected cases (78 confirmed) reported Jan. 1-Sept. 22. This is compared to the 59 cases reported over a similar period in 2022. Majority of the confirmed cases were reported in Kingston, Saint Andrew, Saint Catherine, and Saint Thomas.  The Jamaican Ministry of Health & Wellness has deployed vector control workers across the island to high-risk communities.  This report represents the most complete data available as of Sept. 29.”

These clean up initiatives, the minister points out, will be in operation in the days to come and they will commence in areas identified by the Ministry of Health; the plan is to later extend the efforts other communities.

In continuation, Audley Gordon, Executive Director of the NSWMA, spoke of vulnerable areas which he termed the “problematic sites”, informing that they are scheduled for action, including the removal of bulky waste by his teams, adding that the “NSWMA is fully ready to play its part in what we are asked to do, starting this weekend”.

Not only will the programmes clean the respective areas, they will call community members to practice proper garbage disposal, as people often fail to acknowledge the importance of these hygienic habits.

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New Look, New Tactics as TCI Border Force set to start October 



Dana Malcolm

Staff Writer


#TurksandCaicos, September 29, 2023 – The Turks and Caicos Border Force will be up and running by next month according to Arlington Musgrove, Minister of Immigration and Border Services who gave a national update on the progress of the squad during a recent parliamentary meeting.

“We now have a date of October 30th, 2023 for the launch of the first phase,” he explained. The force has been described as ‘revolutionary by Anya Williams, Deputy Governor.

Musgrove was speaking in the House of Assembly on September 20th and revealed that this initial phase will incorporate the Customs and Border Protection agencies as well as the Intelligence and Corporate Units.

Musgrove explained that the Corporate Unit would serve as a sort of auditor for the Border Force and the Ministry.

“Our Corporate Unit will include our assurance functions that will audit our processes and our actions to ensure that we are upholding the mission, vision, and principles of our Border Force,” he said.

The minister is promising updated operating structures, agents with new skills and a new look with updated uniforms, all in an effort to tighten the country’s security at its very porous borders.

The Force is aiming to secure the TCI against human and drug trafficking (which in recent weeks have shown an alarming correlation), arms trafficking, poaching and more.

“Not only will we look different, but we will also work differently – and that is what is key,” the minister promised.

The Force will be under the control of Emilio Seymour who was appointed Director General back in April.

More security features, including the long-awaited container scanners for the country’s ports, are also on the Minister’s agenda.

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