#Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands – September 17, 2019 — The Integrity Commission has opted not to describe the nature of its arrest and investigation into Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board Director, Ramon Andrews.
Magnetic Media yesterday spoke to Mr. Andrews, after news of the allegations broke; he said at that time he planned to issue a statement about the matter, which is widely circulated on social media.
The unconfirmed social media chatter claims Andrews is being investigated for misappropriation of some $100,000.
Andrews, told us that the sum being propagated on social media is inaccurate and seemed keen on telling his side of the story.
The social media report is shocking and alleges that Andrews in court faced multiple charges of corruption and mismanagement of funds. Andrews, also a business owner and long time hotelier, was reportedly able to make bail.
Magnetic Media has asked for comment from Officials; we await those responses.
TCI Police, yesterday confirmed that the investigation is not their own. The Integrity Commission replied to Magnetic Media with, “At this time the Integrity Commission has No Comment in regards to your query.”
Up to news publication time, there was still no comment from Ramon Andrews. It is unclear if the investigation has led to a suspension of the director, who has held the post since November 2016.