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TCI: Urgent info from Governor’s Office & Office of the Premier – Announces External Support for Police

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#Providenciales, October 13, 2019 – Turks and Caicos – We wish to extend our sincerest sympathy to the family of the young man who loss his life last evening and pray God’s comfort be yours at this time. We wish to also share our sympathies with those who are victims of the recent crime spree. We acknowledge that these are difficult and trying times but we remain committed to the task at hand of delivering a safer place for us all.

Today, October 13, 2019 we met with the Acting Commissioner of Police Rodney Adams together with the Deputy Premier and have been briefed as to the ongoing operations and the investigations into the recent increase in serious and violent crime. The Police are continuing its sustained operations, the increased patrols and will continue to deploy further crime fighting strategies. 

We are extremely concerned with the climate of fear that is prevailing our communities particularly in Providenciales and met to also share our concerns and to ensure that the feelings of the public is represented to the highest level of enforcement. 

Our Police are working hard and we continue to support them. We are however pleased through this medium to say that we have and are securing external support for reinforcement to bolster the work of the Police.

What has happened over the past few days is unprecedented and not the home that we can recognise or wish to raise our families. We stand in solidarity with the Turks and Caicos Islands and ask that we work together with the Police to arrest this situation. 

The Police will update the Public on Tuesday morning on immediate measures and will again call on the Public to offer the Police your fullest cooperation. 

Released Jointly By Acting Governor HE Anya Williams and Premier Hon Sharlene Cartwright Robinson 

Crime

RTCIPF Press Release: FIVE CAYS MURDER UPDATE  

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#TurksandCaicos, January 25, 2023 – An investigation has commenced into the shooting death of a male.

The murder occurred today (January 24th).

Based on preliminary reports, at around 3pm, the Police Control Room  received a call from a resident stating that gunshots were being heard in Five Cays

RTCIPF officers responded to the given location at Reece Street and found the lifeless body of a male, lying face down on the ground with what appeared to be gunshot wounds about the body.

Based on initial information received, the victim resided at Sand Bar Street, Five Cays.

Officers are at this time gathering pertinent details to ascertain a motive behind the murder of  the deceased.

The public is being advised to notify the closest police station or to contact Crime Stoppers and give any information regarding this murder or  any illegal activity anonymously.

Please note, that Crime Stoppers calls are answered in Miami and in Houston by Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers which is a non-profit and not a police agency.

The calls are anonymous and cannot be traced in the United States or the TCI.

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Crime

Drunk Driver charged says TCI Police

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By Dana Malcolm

Staff Writer

 

 

#TurksandCaicos, January 25, 2023 – Turks and Caicos’ road fatalities remain at zero.  But a serious traffic accident had residents concerned that an individual may have died.  With those concerns voiced by residents, Police have confirmed to Magnetic Media that while an accident did occur last weekend near the Chicken Shack, no one died.

Press Officer Denyse Renne explained that in the case of that accident a 59 year old Grand Turk man was arrested  for driving with alcohol consumption above the legal limit and that  the Traffic Department is continuing investigations.

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Education

‘Greening Our Schools’ Campaign launches nation-wide

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#TurksandCaicos, January 25, 2023 – The Department of Education’s (DoE) Curriculum Development Unit in collaboration with the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources’ (DECR) Outreach Unit today launched the ‘Greening Our Schools’ initiative across the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The initiative will work with primary and high schools around the islands to foster environmental awareness and action by developing resource, energy and environmentally literate citizens through service projects, leadership and activism. The program, which will take effect in September this year, encourages schools to choose from four themes and to creatively solve the problems faced by the school and their community under the chosen theme.

Schools will have to choose from the following themes, namely Biodiversity, Electricity Conservation, Water Conservation, and Waste Management.  Schools will systematically be guided through the initial process and will be reviewed at the end of the school year, where they may qualify for ‘Green Flag’ status upon successful review of their project. The coveted prize, the ‘Green Ribbon’, will be awarded to the school with outstanding performance – enhancing sustainability practices among all schools with Green Flag status.

The DoE and the DECR are excited to foster environmentally-minded young people who will responsibly benefit the future of the Turks and Caicos Islands, especially in a world fraught with negative environmental impacts.

Look out for Rocky the Iguana and representatives visiting schools in promotion of Greening our Schools!

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