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TCI: North Caicos airport agreement inches closer to fruition and employers to get guidelines about jury-serving staffers

#Providenciales, March 18, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – A new policy will give strict instructions on how employers ought to treat citizens serving jury duty, a Department of Trade is approved for establishment in the TCI, an information on the Medical Treatment Abroad Policy was presented for review and full approval for the development of the North Caicos airport is another step closer to conclusion following the March 6, 2019 Cabinet Meeting of the Turks and Caicos Islands Government.

“Approved the terms of agreement between the TCIG and TVED Ltd. to enter into negotiations for a development agreement to operate the airport on North Caicos subject to further consideration by Cabinet.”

A photo of the North Caicos airport shows that private aircraft continue to use the facility.

The Post Cabinet statement issued by the Governor’s Office also revealed that Government has successfully found a home for the long overdue Health Regulation Authority, HRA which will govern medical services industry and practitioners in the country.

Several approvals were outlined for the Department of Environmental and Coastal Resources and it will activate an Environmental Impact Assessment to resolve issues from a recent public consultation; there will be actions as the contentious issue of beach access is addressed and parts of Chalk Sound will soon be approved for removal from the national park, therefore free of protections and restrictions.

Airbnb negations are to start with the Revenue Department, said the Post Cabinet report and the goal is for a Memorandum of Understanding to be drafted soon.

Also interesting from the meeting, which had full attendance, is new stipulations to come on taller constructions.

“Subject to public consultation, agreed to the drafting of amendments to the Residential and Commercial Development Building height and set back standards to include more detailed provision for buildings between 7 and 12 storeys high.”

The meeting was held at the Hilly Ewing Building in Providenciales.

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