#Providenciales, October 17, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – My fellow Turks and Caicos Islanders,
On this day we honour the heritage that is uniquely our own.
As our economy continues to blossom and attract visitors and new residents to our shores the community of the Turks and Caicos Islands continues to evolve, what we must ensure as Turks and Caicos Islanders is that all who reside in and transit to our beautiful by nature islands are exposed to and have an appreciation and respect for our roots.
As we reflect on our heritage, our legacy is one in which we have immense pride; pride that is palpable in our speech, our cuisine, our music, and the warm welcome that we give to all who reach our shores.
On this day we honour those on whose shoulders we stand and whose strength and resilience we are rooted in. They have passed on a great legacy that we as Turks and Caicos Islanders will continue to pridefully uphold.
I wish all in the length and breadth of these islands a happy National Heritage Day.
Hon. Premier Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson