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TCI: Premier ‘Amazing’ in meetings; Carnival Cruise Line Execs impressed with the ‘passion’



#TurksandCaicos, June 24, 2021 – The Premier was in his element, out of the suit and out of the office, donning a cap, shades, sneakers and jeans and with a command of the space, he led a walking tour of the capital where he was able to speak to the historic charm of Grand Turk and true potential of the country’s capital.

Washington Misick believes it just takes some dusting off, some elbow grease, dedicated focus and some money from the joint infrastructure fund and the TCI Government. 

“Within the flash of a year we can improve the sites,it will  take us a little longer to work on activities but we can improve the inventory of sites that our visitors can go to very quickly.”

The Premier sees at least five more museums for Grand Turk.  He also hopes for a rejuvenation to Middle Street; an area where he took piano lessons as a boy and served as a member of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands police in his younger days. 

In an interview following the public meeting held at the Parade Grounds on June 17, the premier agreed that capital for new activities will be key.  He was asked if the government was prepared to jump start SMEs.

“The government is working on a Development Finance Corporation to increase the amount of funding that would be available to start ups and small businesses.  The amount of money that is currently in the SME,  available for grants, in the interim, we will look at how that can be increased but also, at this juncture it is important to start to position that for issues such as the one that we are facing now because these people are going to need assistance in tooling up for the re-opening,” said the Premier and Finance Minister, referring to the Grand Turk businesses sunk by the impact of the pandemic on cruise tourism. 

No cruise ship has called on Grand Turk since March 3, 2020.

Following the tour, Mr. Giora Israel of Carnival Corp who was on board since the inception of the GT Cruise Center had glowing remarks for the chief, who has been at the helm for just over four months now.

“We’ve just ended a walk through Middle Street.  I have done this times before, but Premier Misick was amazing.  We needed somebody with passion and we are so excited at the determination of the Premier and the other ministers with us here today.  To bring this to the heart of Grand Turk; this has a spirt, this has a soul.  So let’s hope this will soon happen for the island.  It is so special, there is no other place like this in the Caribbean.”


Traffic Death again, a woman dies and two others hospitalised



#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




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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Media Release

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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