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Warning about Roaming Animals



#TurksandCaicos, November 22, 2022 – The Department of Agriculture has received numerous complaints regarding stray animals including dogs, goats and donkeys, which are becoming increasingly bothersome to the community.

The Department wishes to inform the general public that as part of its stray animal management program, immediate measures will be taken in areas with the highest number of queries on Providenciales and Grand Turk.

Animals found roaming without identifying marks will be considered as strays and appropriate actions will be taken in the interest of the general public.

  • The public is reminded that the tampering with or the destruction of the equipment such as cages, as is indicated in the picture below, of the Department is an offence and legal action will be taken if you are caught.

The Department encourages the general public to comply with the following guidelines to ensure the safety of your animal and prevent them from becoming a danger to others. When left unattended, animals become a nuisance to members of the community, destroy property, proving danger to road users and causing serious injuries to passerby’s:

  1. Have your animal identified with a collar or some other identifying mark
  2. Have your animals contained on your property to prevent roaming
  3. Provide food, water and housing to your animals
  4. Have animals spayed and neutered or otherwise altered to prevent unwanted and uncontrolled breeding
  5. Avoid feeding of roaming animals on your property to include hotels and restaurants, private homes as they may become a liability to you by causing injury to you or your guests or the general public of TCI
  6. Provide animal proof garbage receptacles at your premises, home and places of business
  7. Seek advice from your veterinarian to reduce the potential of disease spread and improve the wellbeing of the animals
  8. Seek advice from the Department on ways to care for your domestic and farm animals

Contact: Department of Agriculture, 16 Parade Avenue, Butterfield Square, Providenciales. Tele: 1-649-338-5269, email:

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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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