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CDB’s Youth Forum A Success: Features Turks and Caicos Islands Young Professionals



#TurksandCaicos, June 17, 2022 – The Caribbean Youth for Innovation and Resilience (Youth FIRE) forum initiated by the Caribbean Development Bank as part of its 52nd Annual Meeting’s series of events is dubbed a success. On Tuesday, June 7th, two panels featuring youth and future leaders tackled the most pressing concerns faced by young people across the region, focusing on the themes Climate Change and Health and Youth Employability: Skills for 21st Century Jobs.

The first panel focused on Climate Change and Health. This event garnered discussions on the realities of climate change and its impact on young people’s physical and psychosocial health around the Caribbean region. Jamilla Sealy of the Caribbean Youth Environment Network and Dr. Colin Young, Executive Director of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, provided innovative solutions that could be adapted across the region. The session, moderated by Dr. Keron Niles, Lecturer, Institute of International Relations at the University of the West Indies, received additional perspectives from climate change negotiator Onika Benn.

The second panel, Youth Employability: Skills for 21st Century Jobs, addressed job security in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The discussion highlighted innovative future leaders creating employment opportunities within both the traditional and emerging sectors, critically highlighting the skills needed post-COVID-19, and addressing challenges and barriers to employment and entrepreneurship faced by disadvantaged groups.

The Panelists included Keithlin Caroo, Executive Director at Helen’s Daughters, Nicholas Kee Community Lead of Developers Circle, and Malcolm Wills, Co-founder and Manager of Dynamic Enterprise and moderated by Tracy-Ann Ramkissoon, a banker and business continuity associate and moderated by Kendell Vincent, Chairman of the Caribbean Regional Youth Council. Dr. Anya Malcolm-Gibbs, a clinical psychologist and entrepreneur and assistant financial controller Mrs. Ariella Missick, both from the Turks and Caicos Islands, were contributors to the discussions.

Dr. Anya Malcolm-Gibbs, commenting on her participation on a regional platform, said, “I’ve been honoured to participate in the second segment, focusing on Youth employability. I love that youth and millennials from across the region were invited to share their unique perspective and how they have been challenged or propelled past limiting stigmas or barriers. Although it is an extremely brief segment, it is heart-warming to share snippets of my story and voice some suggestions”, said Dr. Malcolm-Gibbs.

Mrs. Ariella Missick of the Turks and Caicos Islands said, “To say that it was an honour is an understatement. The opportunity to participate alongside remarkable and resilient young people and represent our Turks & Caicos was heartwarming. It was an experience that fueled my passion for lending my voice to impactful events like CDB’s Youth Fire Forum. So once again, thank you for charging me with such intervention”.

 You can watch a re-broadcast of the webinar on CDB’s Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube platforms.

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Stolen Vessel Recovered





July 20th, 2024.


#TurksandCaicos, July 20, 2024 – Shortly after 10 am yesterday (July 19th), the Police Control Room received a report of a stolen boat in the Turtle Cove district.

The description of the vessel given to officers was a black, 26-foot Hurricane boat with two Yamaha engines. Officers were told that the owner had secured the vessel on Thursday evening and had discovered it missing the following day.

Inquiries were conducted, and based on information received, Marine Branch Officers and Response and Operation Unit Officers searched a mangrove just off Five Cays today (July 20th) and recovered the vessel.

Two suspects were seen, one of whom was a 23-year-old from the Bight, Providenciales, who was caught and arrested for suspicion of stealing the vessel. The other suspect managed to escape.

The RTCIPF is asking anyone with information on illegal activities that may assist the police with enquiries to contact 911, the closest police station, the Serious Crime Unit at 231-1842, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477 and anonymously give any information.

Additionally, persons are being asked to download the CrimeStoppers P3 app.

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Firearm and Drug Charges



Media Release


July 15th, 2024.


SHAIWANZO MISSICK of South Back Salina, Grand Turk, has been charged with six counts of firearm-related offences.

Missick, 30, was charged on July 13 after police officers consulted with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The offences against Missick are:

  • One Count – Discharging Firearm
  • One Count- Discharging Ammunition
  • One Count-Possession of Firearm with intent to commit a serious offence
  • Two Counts-Possession of Ammunition
  • One Count –Possession of Firearm
  • One Count-Possession of Controlled Drugs
  • One Count- Possession of Controlled Drugs with intent to supply.

The charges against Missick came following a report made on Saturday, 29 June 2024,  following a shooting incident in Breezy Brae.

Officers obtained a warrant and searched the accused’s residence based on the information received.

The RT&CIPF is asking the public to notify the closest police station, contact 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231-1842, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477, and anonymously give any information on illegal activity.

Additionally, persons are encouraged to download the Crime Stoppers P3 app from the Google Play Store or Apple Apps and share information anonymously.

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Five Cays Shooting Update



#TurksandCaicos, July 19, 2024 – Shortly after noon on July 12th, the Control Room of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force received reports of a shooting in Five Cays, Providenciales. A team of offices was dispatched to Granny Hill.

Upon arrival, several interviews were conducted, and evidential items were retrieved.  Thankfully, no one was injured.

Given the investigation’s sensitivity and lines of inquiry, the RT&CIPF cannot comment further.

We are aware of audio videos and photographs purporting to be the location of where the incident allegedly occurred and ask that persons circulating such be mindful of exposing victims.

The RT&CIPF is again reaching out to the public, emphasising their crucial role in this investigation.

We urge you to notify the closest police station, contact 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231- 1842, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477, and anonymously provide any information on this shooting or any illegal activity.

Your cooperation is vital in ensuring justice is served. Additionally, persons are encouraged to download the Crime Stoppers P3 app from the Google Play Store or Apple Apps and share information anonymously.

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