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TCI Community College celebrates its 27th Annual Graduation Ceremony



#TurksandCaicos, December 5, 2022 – The Turks and Caicos Islands Community College celebrated its 27th annual graduation ceremony under the ThemeResilience towards the Changing World of Work through Sustainable, Innovative and Quality Education and Training”. In the 28th year of the College’s existence, we have embarked on the blended and online learning modalities to offer programmes to students across the Turks and Caicos Islands.  The College offers several levels of certification, which include the Certificate, the Associates degree, and the Bachelor’s Degree, and for the first time, Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR).

Attendees to the ceremony included His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Nigel Dakin, Hon. Akierra Missick, Hon. Edwin Astwood, Leader of the Opposition, and other government officials.  H. H. Mrs. Oreika Selver- Gardiner Resident Magistrate, was the keynote speaker for the ceremony.

The President of the College, Dr. Candice Williams, articulated “As the CEO of the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College I am responsible for the overall strategic leadership of TCICC, formulating and implementing progressive strategic plans for the development and improvement of the institution, whilst providing highly effective leadership across the organisation, to ensure the achievement of a shared vision, mission and purpose”. Dr. Williams also mentioned that the success of the Turks and Caicos Islands Community College hinges on the collective efforts of “Government officials, employers in the public and private sectors, industry partners, our governing board, leaders and staff of TCICC, our accrediting bodies, students, alumni and residents of the TCI.” With the expectancy that all entities will “understand and embrace their roles and responsibilities in TCICC’s success matrix”.

Hon Rachel Taylor, Minister of Education, Labour, Employment and Customer Service, graduation message asserted that the “Success in reskilling and upskilling the labor force of the Turks and Caicos Islands will be heavily dependent on the way we chart this institution, making the TCICC our students’ first choice”.  Honourable Taylor also charged the graduates to be lifelong learners, to choose a path of service, and to be community oriented.

Ms. Glodeeka Moultrie, Valedictorian of the Bachelor Degree Programme, in her address, remarked: “It’s the beginning of a future with promise.  It’s now time to build. Build a culture of hope and success not only for ourselves but for a generation that depends on our leadership to survive.”

Ms. Danae Dennie, Valedictorian of the Associate Degree Programme commended the College for its ability to adapt to the new teaching modalities used during the Covid-19 Pandemic and expressed appreciation for the quality teaching and learning experience she obtained at the College.

Graduates were encouraged to view this time to reflect on a job well done. They were commended for successfully navigating the challenges met during the Global Pandemic and encouraged to continue in their pursuit of excellence.


Glodeeka Moultrie                                         Bsc. Business Administration (Human Resource Management)

Danae Dennie                                                 Associate Degree -Tourism Management


Shicora Harvey                                               BSc. Business Administration (Human Resource Management)

Natalia Noyes                                                  Associate Degree –Science


The Dean’s List reflects students who have obtained an overall GPA of 3.5 and above at the end of their programme.

Dean’s List


  1. Danae Dennie                                 Associate Degree -Tourism Management
  2. Raymond Kendall                          Associate Degree – Automotive Engineering  Technology
  3. Natalia Noyes                                 Associate Degree –Science
  4. Brinei Jones                                    Associate Degree –General Studies (Humanities)
  5. Angdwina Smith                            Associate Degree –Computer Science
  6. Glodeeka Moultrie                        Business Administration (Human Resource Management)
  7. Dominique Elliot                           Business Administration (Finance & Management)
  8. Kandi Selver                                   Business Administration (Human Resource  Management)
  9. Shicora Harvey                              Business Administration (Human Resource Management)


Best Performance in each Programme

  1. Jordan Fraser                                        Associate Degree -Architectural Design and Building Technology
  2. Raymond Kendall                                 Associate Degree – Automotive Engineering Technology
  3. Kaylana Selver                                       Associate Degree -Business Studies
  4. Angdwina Smith                                   Associate Degree -Computer Science
  5. Orpha Pierre                                          Associate Degree -Criminal Justice
  6. Myria Williams                                      Associate Degree -Culinary Arts
  7. Sherley Belzi                                          Associate Degree -Early Childhood Education
  8. Brinei Jones                                           Associate Degree -General Studies (Humanities)
  9. Ferlande Alesca                                     Associate Degree -Hospitality Management
  10. Ethan Stewart                                        Associate Degree -Marine Biology
  11. Pandel Lightbourn                                Associate Degree -Primary Education
  12. Natalia Noyes                                         Associate Degree -Science
  13. Manoucheka Hamiliton                       Associate Degree -Social Work
  14. Danae Dennie                                         Associate Degree -Tourism Management
  15. Dominique Elliott                                  Business Administration (Finance & Management)
  16. Glodeeka Moultrie                                 Business Administration (Human Resource Management)
  17. Theresa Lewis                                         Hospitality & Tourism Management
  18. Annelle, Joseph                                      Primary Education
  19. Stanley Taylor Jr.                                   Social Work
  20. Jalicia Astwood                                       Management Information Technology

The Turks and Caicos Islands Community College is committed to providing quality education to the communities it serves, and it is our vision for that TCICC becomes the institution of first choice within the Turks and Caicos Islands and beyond.

The graduation exercise can be viewed on the link below.


We are TCICC! Daring to Aspire Determined to Succeed! 

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TCI Education Minister Celebrates World Teachers Day and Reaffirms Commitment to Reversing Teacher shortage



#TurksandCaicosIslands, October 5, 2023 –

On this auspicious occasion of World Teachers Day, marked on Thursday October 5, I, as the Minister of Education of the Turks and Caicos, extends my warmest greetings and heartfelt appreciation to all the dedicated teachers who tirelessly contribute to shaping the minds of our future generations.

This year’s theme, “The Teachers We Need for the Education We Want: The Global Imperative to Reverse the Teacher Shortage,” highlights the critical need to address the shortage of teachers and ensure an education system that meets the needs of our students.

Teachers are the pillars of our society, shaping the minds and futures of our children. They play a vital role in nurturing their potential, instilling values, and equipping them with the skills necessary to thrive in an evolving world. However, we are faced with the challenge of a teacher shortage, which demands urgent attention and proactive measures.

Acknowledging the importance of this issue, the Ministry of Education is committed to reversing the teacher shortage and enhancing the quality of education in the Turks and Caicos Islands. We recognize that investing in our teachers is paramount to achieving the education system we desire.

To address this challenge, the Ministry of Education has developed a comprehensive strategy aimed at recruiting, training, and retaining highly qualified teachers. We are working closely with the Office of the Deputy Governor, educational institutions, professional organizations, and stakeholders to create a supportive environment that encourages teachers to excel in their profession.

The Ministry is implementing various initiatives to attract talented individuals to the teaching profession, including competitive recruitment campaigns, scholarships, and professional development opportunities. We are also enhancing teacher training programs to ensure that educators receive the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver high-quality education to our students.

On this World Teachers Day, we express our deepest gratitude to all the teachers in the Turks and Caicos Islands for their unwavering dedication, passion, and commitment to our students. Your tireless efforts are shaping the future leaders of our nation, and we commend you for your valuable contributions.

As we celebrate World Teachers Day, let us reaffirm our commitment to the teachers we need for the education we want. Their role is indispensable, and it is our collective responsibility to ensure that they have the resources, support, and recognition they deserve.

Once again, Happy World Teachers Day to all the remarkable teachers across the Turks and Caicos Islands. Your glow is essential to shaping the education we desire.

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Refurbished Kitchen at Ianthe Pratt Primary School to Enhance Meal Programme



Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, October 5, 2023 For the start of the academic 2022-2023 school year, kitchen staff, teachers and students of the Ianthe Pratt Primary School walked into their newly refurbished kitchen, compliments of the Sandals Foundation and Beaches Turks and Caicos resort. Wooden countertops, shelves and tables were replaced by stainless steel counters and shelves, old appliances substituted for new, more energy efficient ones, an exhaust fan installed and electrical rewiring of the entire kitchen done.

General Manager, James McAnally, Manager of Technical Services of Sandals Resorts International (SRI), Wendy Fay, Public Relations Manager, Orville Morgan and Assistant Project Manager Costley Mullings, supervisor of the Kitchen Renovation project, visited the school to memorialize the handing over of the kitchen.

Executive Director of the Sandals Foundation Heidi Clarke shared, “this project was born out of the desire for the leaders of this school to increase its capacity to meet the nutritional needs of the student population with the right facilities and equipment that would make food preparation more efficient and hygienic. We are happy with the outcome of the upgrades and our ability to assist in this critical contribution to the holistic education of students.

McAnally and principal, Neekimo King, had the pleasure of serving some of the senior students of the school. Students were treated to a healthy snack of an assortment of fruits and delicious pastries.

Principal King and Vice Principal, Porsha Saunders seized the opportunity to thank Mr. McAnally for having sanctioned the kitchen project along with many other donations that the school has received throughout the years assured that the Sandals Foundation will follow through with other projects.

“We take every commitment we make to a school seriously and are committed to partnering with learning institutions to provide forthe holistic educational needs of children. Our commitment from the Sandals Foundation is to continue our partnership with schools and communities throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands. The educational and nutritional needs of the children here continue to be one of our major focus, and the culmination of this project is one of our major contribution to our community,” McAnally assured her.

King in responding to the gesture from the Sandals Foundation and the resort noted: “The gift of this renovated kitchen is sincerely appreciated because we know that the costing of getting this done was a tidy sum. Every student and teacher have can attest to the benefit that this partnership continues to do for us as a school. Thank you Sandals Foundation and Beaches Turks and Caicos.”

Wendy Fay, Manager of Technical Services of Sandals Resorts International assessed the work that had been done and immediately set out on a school tour to determine the infrastructural needs of the school. As Fay and Costley measured and conferred, it was evident that they were passionate about enhancing the aesthetic appearance of the institution while making the safety of the students their priority.

And so it should be. Our children deserve the very best learning facilities as brilliant learning environments help foster brilliant minds.

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TCI Special Needs Center Still Not Ready says Education Minister 



Dana Malcolm

Staff Writer 


#TurksandCaicos, September 11, 2023 – After promises of a September 2022 opening which was then pushed to January 2023 the Special Needs Centre for Providenciales is still unfinished leaving local students without that designated space as the school year begins.

Rachel Taylor, Minister of Education, made the revelation in a press conference on August 31st ahead of the opening of the new academic year.

Over $ 900,000 was set aside for infrastructural upgrades and another $1.3 million was budgeted for staffing and consultancy. That appears to be ongoing, however, as Taylor said the government anticipated being in possession of the consultant’s report by the end of 2023 prolonging the establishment of the centre.

The school, she had said, is expected to be developed at the former Abundant Life school buildings; now a year after missing its first deadline, the Special Needs Centre remains inexplicably unfinished.

The minister did not detail what caused the holdup in the press conference; and has not replied to questions to her Ministry in the aftermath of the press event to give a national report..

There’s evidence of some progress however as Taylor revealed that:

“All public schools now have a special needs teacher and in some instances two teachers for larger schools.”

So far a speech and learning pathologist has been hired but the search is still on for professionals to fill a  laundry list of positions, from Director of the centre to autism specialized teachers and more.

It was revealed too that a committee has now been established to see the project to completion and a press conference dedicated to special needs has been promised.

Omitted though was information on whether the government had the capacity to house all the special needs students in need of care. In 2022 the government struggled to place a number of social needs students in public school because of a lack of space. Some parents were forced to place their children in private schools or outside of the country which meant additional expenses and emotional strains on these families.

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