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Akierra Missick Lands a new position as The Leader Of Government Business

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#TurksandCaicos, March 15, 2021 – After successfully winning a seat in the 2021 Turks and Caicos general elections, Hon. Akierra Missick lands yet another rewarding position in the Newly Inaugurated PNP administration. Hon. Akierra Missick was appointed the Leader of Government Business and Cabinet Minister of Infrastructure, Housing Planning and Development to help the Primier run his duties more smoothly.

Having served in different capacities as Deputy Premier and cabinet Minister of Education, Sports,  Youth Affairs, and Library Services, Hon. AKierra Missick laid a solid reputation of delivering on virtually all her campaign agendas and transforming the lives of her electorates.

Since her inception into the political limelight in 2012, she has a track record of commitment to serving the Turks and Caicos Islands people and building a better TCI. After serving in two powerful positions in the former TCI governments, the three-times-elected barrister was finally handed a new role in the new parliament in a unique and rare event held an the Parade Grounds in Grand Turk. The event was also streamed on Premier’s Facebook and Parliament’s website due to keen public interest.

Being a post that is traditionally held by the Premier and chief minister, Hon. Akierra Missic explained possible reasons that landed her in the highly coveted portfolio.

“ Now, we have a hybrid system here, in the Turks and Caicos Islands. I am now the Leader of Government Business, and the Premier is the Premier. So, what my role would provide is the marshaling of our legislative agenda through the House of Assembly working with our colleagues, the Leader of the Opposition.”

Due to her love for the legislature, Hon. Missick used her energy and enthusiasm in her previous portfolios and delivered on many issues of national interest.  Perhaps, that’s what made her win the third chance in the ballot, and one of the top-tier government posts, where she’ll be unleashing her best in terms of service and policy-making.

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Traffic Death again, a woman dies and two others hospitalised

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#TurksandCaicos, June 23, 2024 – Magnetic Media can inform that, yes there has been another traffic death in Providenciales and reports say it’s a woman who didn’t make it out of a three car smash up.

Almost, exactly 24 hours after a deadly collision was recorded in wee hours of Saturday morning came news, this morning, of a second death by motor vehicle accident.

“I can confirm the Police Control Room received a call during the early hours of this morning involving a serious accident on Leeward Highway. One person (female) died while others were rushed for medical treatment,” said Denyse Renne, media officer for the Royal TCI Police.

The Cheshire Hall Medical Center, which had already suspended visitation due to security concerns in the wake of four murders between Friday and Saturday in Provo, has restricted its Emergency Room to emergencies only.

TCI hospitals citing the unusually high demand for urgent medical care to multiple patients as the reason for the restriction.

While it is widely reported that the person who died in the traffic accident on Leeward Highway near Pratt’s Road is a female tourist, police say they’re investigating.

It’s been a total of six lives lost in startling incidents in the past day in Providenciales.  The tragic circumstances of the car accidents and sheer violence of the shootings have sent shockwaves throughout the country leaving residents utterly bewildered.

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Five Cays Shooting Death

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***MEDIA RELEASE***

June 22nd, 2024.

Homicide detectives of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force are actively investigating a murder in Five Cays, Providenciales.

Initial reports indicate that shortly after midday, the Police Control Room received several calls stating that gunshots were being heard in the area of the Community Center.

RT&CIPF officers responded to the given location and found the lifeless body of a male with what appeared to be gunshot wounds about the body.

The RT&CIPF is asking anyone with information that may help in this investigation to contact the closest police station, 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231-1842, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 to provide any information anonymously.

Additionally, individuals are encouraged to download the Crime Stoppers P3 app to share information.

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Rescued

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June 22nd, 2024.

 

Two occupants of an aircraft were rescued around 3:28 p.m. today (June 22) following an intensive sea search around Providenciales.

The occupants –two males- are currently receiving medical attention.

The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force can confirm that shortly after midday, the Air Tower received a report regarding an aircraft landing on water (ditching) approximately 11 miles from Northwest Point, Providenciales.

The aircraft had departed from the United States and experienced engine failure.

Having received reports of the incident, a Strategic Coordinating Group with representation from the RT&CIPF, the TCI Civil Aviation Authority, the Airport Authority, the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies, and the Ministry of Health was activated to coordinate the search and rescue.

The group worked closely with partners from OpBat and received confirmation that a United States Coast Guard helicopter had successfully rescued the two persons after three hours.

The victims were brought ashore.

Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Mat Newton said, “I wish to express my profound gratitude and acknowledge the invaluable support of our national and international partners.

“This successful rescue operation is a testament to our collective strength and coordination. With the full support from our US partners and the local marine community, I extend my heartfelt thanks to our OpBat partners and the crew of the US Coastguard helicopter, as well as the Marine Branch of the RT&CIPF, the staff of the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR), the Department of Fisheries and Resources Management, Caribbean Cruisin, and vessels from the TCI Search and Rescue Association.

“We are now in the process of initiating an investigation into the accident in close liaison with the Civil Aviation Authority.”

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