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TCI’s #1 Leadership Event Returns for A Second Year



Flow TCI hosts 2nd Annual John Maxwell Leadership Conference


Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, February 24th , 2023 – Flow TCI kicks off the second edition of its acclaimed leadership symposium featuring world renowned leadership guru and multi #1 NY Times Best Selling author, John C. Maxwell.  The event will also feature a new cohort of world class speakers and panelists dedicated to equipping and empowering leaders in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The communications and entertainment company, hosted a media briefing at the Shore Club resort on Wednesday, February 22nd, where the conference will be held for a second time.  In addition to the persons who attended the launch event, hundreds also attended via the live ZOOM link which was streamed to a global audience.

Flow TCI Country Manager, Joanne Missick said: “Last year’s event attracted over 400 attendees online and in person from the Turks & Caicos and wider Caribbean, US, UK, and Central America which turned our first event into a truly international leadership conference.  This year we’ve set the bar even higher, and we are excited to deliver another world class leadership experience in the Turks and Caicos, alongside our partners, Paramount + and the Hartling Group.”

The host panelists and guest panelists for this event will consist of Flow ambassador, Loren Hall, and John Maxwell influencers, Sheba Wilson, and Melanie Smith. They will be joined by a wide cross section of creatives, professionals, next generation thinkers and emerging youth leaders who will expand on key subjects including topical and trending industry topics such as Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workforce, Psychological Safety in the Workplace, and Personal Branding for Leaders.

Speakers will include #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker, John C. Maxwell; New York Times bestselling author and Founder & President of the Table Group, Patrick Lencioni; author, speaker, consultant, pastor and Audie Awards Finalist, Eric “ET The Hip Hop Preacher” Thomas; bestselling author, CEO & Founder of Growing Leaders and International Speaker, Dr. Tim Elmore, and Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Doris Kearns Goodwin.

As the host venue sponsor for the event, The Hartling Group, Founder & CEO, Stan Hartling added: “The Hartling Group is delighted to return as a key sponsor for such a meaningful event that aims to cultivate leadership in the Turks and Caicos Islands.  I wish to congratulate FLOW on their commitment to delivering such a world class experience.”

For more information on registration and to access the agenda for this year’s Live to Lead Conference 2023 visit


Press Release: FLOW


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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Swiss-Canadian Pilot speaks from Hospital bed; was THREE HOURS in TCI waters after Crash Landing



By Wilkie Arthur, Danae Dennie, Deandrea Hamilton

Editorial Team


#TurksandCaicos, June 22, 2024 – For three hours in the wide open Atlantic Ocean, the two men who were aboard a twin engine aircraft forced on Saturday to crash land in waters near Providenciales held onto hope and each other, certain they would be rescued. Miraculously both men are now back on dry ground and are expected to make a full recovery, with local doctors reporting only superficial wounds as evidence of their harrowing experience.

Islanders in the Turks and Caicos learned about the aircraft mayday around 12:30 p.m.

“The Coast Guard received information from dispatch.  Survivors contacted dispatch by satellite phone saying they can see the helicopter.  Two persons in the water wearing yellow life jackets.  Several boats, as well as helicopter still actively searching,” was a key update shared with us around the time the men were pulled from the water.

It was shared with Magnetic Media that the private flight took off from Palm Beach, Florida around 8 a.m. on June 22 that the duo ran into some problems over the Turks and Caicos where they had planned to make a fuel stop.  Instead of refueling, there was an “orchestrated decent”; something pilots are trained to perform in the event of an emergency.

Wilkie Arthur of Eagle Legal News secured an interview with the man piloting the plane. He confirmed it was a twin engine aircraft, that both people on board survived and that he was Swiss-Canadian, his passenger, a Frenchman.

“The water was warm (pilot laughs) and I knew it was important for us to stay together, with each other and I had the watch and he had the phone and we just tried to get somebody to find us because it is hard to see such a small airplane in the swells but if they know that some people are alive, then they keep searching.”

The Swiss Canadian who opted to withhold his identity said that he was in good spirits and commended the rescue effort.

“I guess everybody is happy.  It was good coordination from local and US Coast Guard and the folks here, taking care of us.”

The men are being treated at the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre in Providenciales, brought in by ambulance minutes before 5 p.m.

Mr. Arthur spoke to the pilot as he lay, bandaged but grateful in a hospital bed.

In a press release, the Turks and Caicos Minister for Aviation, Arlington Musgrove expressed his thanks to the various agencies and the TCI boating community for their rapid response.

“Your service is commendable and is demonstrable of the rich community spirit that exists in the Turks and Caicos Islands.”

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