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Scholarship Announcement 2017



Providenciales, TCI, February 17, 2017 – The Ministry of Education is hereby reminding the public that applications for scholarships for further study – from 2017/2018 are being accepted until April 30th 2017. In accordance with the Scholarship Policy, the Scholarship Committee will award scholarships to successful applicants in the following areas:

  • Education
  • Youth Development Work
  • Technical Vocational Education (Plumbing, Electricity, Construction, Auto Mechanics etc.)
  • Turks and Caicos Islands Community College – Associate and Bachelor Degree programmes and;
  • From priority areas listed below:
Institutions Recommended (2017) Areas of Priority (2017) Areas of Priority (2017)
The Caribbean

Turks and Caicos Islands Community College

Mico University College

Shortwood Teacher’s College

University of the West Indies (All Campuses)

UWI School of Nursing

University of Technology

Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts

College of the Bahamas



United Kingdom

University of Nottingham

University of Leeds

University of Leicester

Bristol University

University of Manchester

Oxford Brooks University

University College of London

London School of Economics


University of Newcastle

Imperial College

Warwick University


(Max. Award = $30,000/yr):


Primary Education

All areas


Secondary Education:



Physical Education

Foreign Languages

Education Management




(Max. Award = $35,000/yr)

Medical Technology

Nursing (General & Public Health)

Emergency Medical Care Technician (EMTs)

Rehab Technicians



(Max. Award = $35,000/yr)







(Max. Award = $35,000/yr)

Environmental Science


Marine Biology


Forensic Science

Veterinary Science


Technical / Vocational:

(Max. Award = $30,000/yr)

Culinary Arts / Food Sciences



Mechanics (Auto and Aviation)

Technical skills (Construction Focus)

Spa Services Technician

Land Survey


Liberal Arts:

(Max. Award = $30,000/yr)

Legal/Paralegal studies

Social Work / Counseling

Library Science

Disaster Management

Estate Management


NB: This list is the 2017 approved modifications to the 2011 Scholarship Policy booklet.

ALL Universities must be found to be fully accredited


Scholarships and grants may be awarded to persons who satisfy the following criteria. To be eligible for any category of scholarship, the applicant must –


  1. Be a Turks and Caicos Islander, and reside in the Turks and Caicos Islands


  1. Have completed secondary education at any of the high schools, post-secondary education at the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College, British West Indies Collegiate, or any other 6th form College in the Turks and Caicos Islands


  1. Have no fewer than 3 passes in external exams for local scholarships or 5 passes for international scholarships in (CXC-CSEC, IGCSE, GCE) at Grade II/B or above.


  1. Produce evidence of acceptance in an accredited institution, approved by the Ministry of Education, to pursue a course identified in the priority areas.


  1. If a graduate of the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College, have a minimum Grade point average of 3.00 or equivalent B grade.


  1. If a Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Servant, produce evidence of approval from the Human Resource Management Directorate, through his/her Head of Department.


  1. Submit a completed application form and all supporting documents required for assessment by the Scholarship Board.

Applications must be submitted on the standard application form available at the Ministry of Education or Education Department, Providenciales. National Scholar Awardees must also submit a completed application package. International Scholarships will NOT be awarded to applicants wishing to pursue an equivalent course of study that is being offered by the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College.

Application packages should be forwarded to the Secretary of the Scholarship Board, Ministry of Education, Grand Turk, or the Education Department, Providenciales. All applications must be received on or before April 30th 2017.

Applicants who receive a full or partial scholarship shall be required to sign a bond agreement with the Turks and Caicos Islands Government, prior to commencement of payment.



TCIFA Referees selected to participate in FIFA RAP Course



#TurksandCaicos, August 18, 2022 – It is always a massive boost when not only our players are given opportunities to develop, but also our Match Officials. The FIFA RAP (Referee Assistance Programme) presents referees with an opportunity to not solely refresh their understanding of the laws of the game, but also to improve with the ultimate objective of being appointed to the FIFA list of International Referees. This year, a FIFA RAP Course is set to take place in Nassau, Bahamas on August 25-28. From the TCIFA, three referees have been granted the chance to partake in the course; Watson Antoine, Anice Bernadin, and Leonard Suckrajh.

The course also serves to renominate existing FIFA Referees onto the list of International FIFA Referees for 2023. Last year, Anice Bernadin made it onto the list for International FIFA Referees for 2022 as an assistant referee, being given the chance to represent the Turks and Caicos Islands on the international stage.

The program is divided into two parts- theory of refereeing, as well as the practical elements. In order to qualify for this list, referees are required to pass the FIFA Fitness Test.

Patrice Senior, Head of Referees at the TCIFA, commented the following, “The role of the referee is key for the implementation of a football match, that is to interpret and enforce the laws of the game. Referees require positive learning environments with a framework that incorporates continuous development based on meaningful performance objectives – that allows successful promotion through the ranks from the grassroots level, up to the football league and beyond.

She continued by saying, “I am pleased to see the hard work and dedication of our referees in these Turks and Caicos Islands. I would like to congratulate those persons nominated by the TCIFA, Watson Antoine, Ancie Bernadine, and Leonard Suckrahj, and wish them all the best on their journey to the 2022-2023 FIFA International Referees list.”

Patrice also extended thanks to President Sonia Fulford and the TCIFA. She’s also shown gratitude towards the Bahamas Football Association for continuing to include the TCIFA.

Refereeing is a vitally important part of football. For our referees here in the Turks and Caicos to be given the chance to improve their knowledge and experience in an international setting is nothing less than magnificent.


Written by: Joshua Hall, Intern

For more information, please contact TCIFA Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Candia Ewing at 941-5532 or



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FortisTCI partners with Sam’s Club and Cargo Express/Tropical Shipping for Solar Energy 



Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (Thursday, August 18, 2022) – FortisTCI is pleased to announce that Cargo Express/Tropical Shipping and Sam’s Club have signed onto the Utility-Owned Renewable Energy (UORE) program.

FortisTCI has leased the 18,000 square foot roof space of Sam’s Club, a grocery wholesale business on Leeward Highway in Providenciales, to install a 312.8 kW solar photovoltaic system. Once commissioned, the system will produce renewable energy for the country’s electricity grid and avoid approximately 317 metric tons of carbon emissions annually.

FortisTCI has also leased the 13,000 square foot roof space of Cargo Express/Tropical Shipping’s building on South Dock Road in Providenciales to install a 200 kW solar photovoltaic system. The system is projected to avoid approximately 188 metric tons of carbon emissions annually once commissioned. Both systems will be installed by the end of 2022.

The UORE program, operated by FortisTCI, has been in place since 2015. The program now has 18 partnerships following the recent signees, which will increase the number of solar energy system installations across partner properties.

Customers undergo a pre-qualification process, and successful applicants receive incentives for leasing their roof space and the solar energy produced by the system. FortisTCI purchases, install, maintains, and owns the solar system at these properties at no cost to the customer.

Commenting on the partnership, Director of Cargo Express/Tropical Shipping, Carl Simmons stated: The Cargo Express brand is eager to partner with FortisTCI in advancing renewable energy initiatives in the TCI. This partnership allows us to protect the environment by generating electricity using solar energy, thereby reducing the use of fossil fuels. The installation of solar panels on Cargo Express’s 13,000 square foot roof will benefit our organizations and the wider community.”  

Owner and Manager of Sam’s Club, Gus Karagianis stated: “I am very fortunate to qualify for the UORE program operated by FortisTCI. I hope that more businesses that can qualify for the program, embrace the opportunity, and one rooftop at a time, we can all make a difference in creating a more sustainable energy future.”

President and CEO at FortisTCI Ruth Forbes stated: “We wish to commend our newest UORE customers for supporting the journey to a more sustainable energy future. Roof-mounted solar installations have allowed us to steadily increase our solar footprint year-over-year. Our studies have found that at least four acres of land are needed to produce 1MW of solar energy.

Therefore, we continue to maximize roof spaces through customer partnerships. We also continue to pursue regulatory reform to advance our clean energy plan, which includes investing in utility-scale solar projects. By December 2022, we expect to have at least 2.6 MW of solar energy installed on the grid.”


Photo Captions:

Header: (L-R) Vice President of Innovation, Technology and Strategic Planning at FortisTCI, Rachell Roullet,  President and CEO at FortisTCI, Ruth Forbes, Owner and Manager of Sam’s Club, Gus Karagianis, and Manager of Innovation and Resource Planning, TeAnn Thomas.

Insert: Rachell Roullet,  President and CEO at FortisTCI, Ruth Forbes, Director of Cargo Express -Tropical Shipping, Carl Simmons,  and Manager of Innovation and Resource Planning, TeAnn Thomas.


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TCI Beach Soccer National Team Players Train in Italy



#TurksandCaicos, August 18, 2022 – In June of this year, Pisa Beach Soccer, located in Italy, presented an opportunity for two of our Beach Soccer National Players to train alongside their team. This opportunity was nothing short of astounding. Herby Magny and Makenson Cadet were the two fortunate players who were chosen to train with the Pisa Beach Soccer team. Pisa Beach Soccer is ranked at the top of the Italian Serie AON Beach Soccer League and in addition to that, they are the reigning champions from last season.

This entire experience would not have been possible for Herby or Makenson if it was not for the recommendation of Matteo Marucci, Head Coach of Pisa Beach Soccer as well as Head Coach of the Turks and Caicos Islands Men’s beach Soccer Team. Coach Marucci has a long-standing history within the sport of Beach Soccer, representing Italy in both the 2015 and 2017 Beach Soccer World Cups.

Both Herby and Makenson engaged in a series of intensive training sessions that took place over a ten-day span.  These were morning and evening sessions. The morning sessions were coached by Bruno Xavier, Captain of the Brazilian Men’s National Beach Soccer Team. Bruno is not a new face to the Beach Soccer World, he was awarded World’s Best Player in 2014 and was a part of the Dream Team from 2014 to 2018. In the morning the focal point was working on core, balance, agility, and strength. The evening sessions consisted of a training session with the Pisa Beach Soccer first team under the supervision of Coach Marucci.

When asked for a comment on what It was like to train with the team, Herby Magny had the following to say, “It was one of the best experiences in my soccer career. It has made me fall in love with the beautiful game of beach soccer even more. Training with the Pisa Beach Soccer Team was conducted at a different level than how I’m used to training. The level of intensity and professionalism stood out the most, as most of the players are key players for the Brazilian & Italian national teams.” He went on to add, “The first 2 sessions were difficult as the guys did not really know us and so they didn’t pass to us during the games, however by the third day onwards it was fantastic, as we proved ourselves. The guys welcomed us like their own teammates and involved us in every play.”

Fellow teammate, Makenson Cadet, had this take on his time spent in Italy, “The experience was needed. Italy is beautiful, the food was delicious and training in a professional environment was top notch.” He continued, “What really stood out to me is the passion they had for the game, it’s unbelievable some of the players still have to work full-time jobs because they are not getting paid enough, but they still showed up every day with the same strong mentality. Matteo is a really good coach and a good person as well.”

Without doubt, these training sessions challenged Herby and Mackenson for the better. Both players expressed an abundance of gratitude for the chance to take part in the training sessions. Experiences like these are crucial in the development of our players here at the TCIFA.


Written by: Joshua Hall, Intern

For more information, please contact TCIFA Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Candia Ewing at 941-5532 or



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