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Kacey Lewis appointed Principal Architect & Head of Public Works Project Management Division

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#TurksandCaicos, November 22, 2022 – The Office of the Deputy Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Kacey Lewis to the post of Principal Architect and Head of the Public Works Project Management Division in the Ministry of Physical Planning and Infrastructure Development.

Mr. Lewis holds an Associate of Arts Degree from the College of the Bahamas and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Architectural Studies from Florida International University in Miami, Florida.

Having joined the Turks and Caicos Islands Government as a Draftsman in 1999, Mr. Lewis in 2006 was promoted to the post of Assistant Architect; a post he held for 7 years before being promoted to the post of Project Architect in 2013 and to the post of Project Manager in 2018, a post he has held for the last four years.

Commenting on his appointment Mr. Lewis stated: “I am grateful for the opportunity to progress in my professional field.  Not only am I grateful, but humbled by the confidence in me to operate in a managerial role. I do not take this promotion lightly and promise to continue to serve my people and country to the best of my ability. I believe that this is a move in the right direction and applaud the authorities for empowering and promoting our young and aspiring Turks and Caicos Islanders to be a part of the positive change in the development of our country. I look forward to serving in this new capacity.”

Deputy Governor and Head of the Public Service Her Excellency Anya Williams in extending congratulatory remarks to Mr. Lewis stated: “It gives me great pleasure to officially congratulate Mr. Kacey Lewis on his appointment as the new Principal Architect and Head of the Public Works Project Management Division in the Ministry of Physical Planning and Infrastructure Development.

Mr. Lewis began his public service career 20 years ago in an entry level position in the Public Works Department and has worked diligently over the years to obtain numerous promotions, now culminating in him being appointed to as the Head of the Project Management Division.

The Principal Architect and Head of the Project Management Division is responsible for the design of all Government architectural works, across the islands, and is required to oversee, inspect and monitor project progress to ensure quality assurance and quality controls are maintained.

The post holder is also responsible for preparing capital budgets, for effectively managing same to ensure financial prudence and for providing managerial oversight and control of the Division staff and resources.

Mr. Lewis is an ardent worker who has been instrumental in the delivery of a number of key government projects over the years and has proven his ability to lead.

I wish him well on his new appointment and know that he will do exceptionally well.

Congratulations on your well-deserved promotion Kacey!”

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Firearm and Drug Charges

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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

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#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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Discharge of Firearm

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Turks and Caicos – Shortly after 10:00 p.m. on Friday 05th July 2024, the Police Control Room received a report of gunshots being heard at the TCI Disposal and Solid Waste, located along Millennium Highway, Blue Hills.

Officers and medical personnel responded, and based on preliminary investigations, a truck transporting a male occupant entered the dump and started offloading items.

An employee at the dump site confronted the occupant. However, he was shot at.

The employee managed to escape. Thankfully, he was not injured. This remains an active investigation.

The RTCIPF asks 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 CrimeStoppers P3 app and share information anonymously.

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