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Invest TCI’s Business Support Unit hosted Managing Your Business Finances with Excel Training in Grand Turk and South Caicos

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Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, May 18th, 2023 – April and May were busy for Invest Turks and Caicos’ newly established Business Support Unit as they hosted financial literacy workshops in the islands of Grand Turk and South Caicos.

The “Managing Your Business Finances with Excel” workshop saw thirty-seven attendees, 19 in Grand Turk and 18 in South Caicos. Attendees participated in a full day’s hands-on training facilitated by Ms. Peshina Williams, owner of Vision Financial, an Accounting and bookkeeping firm servicing the Turks and Caicos Islands. During the training, the participants learned the following:

  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel
  • Recording Sales and Expenses
  • Cash Book
  • Monitoring Inventory
  • Petty Cash Management
  • Float Management
  • Organization of worksheets

The “Managing Your Business with Excel” Training is the first of a series of practical trainings offered by the Business Support Unit at Invest Turks and Caicos. Training participants received templates on a USB drive with step-by-step guidance on using them to manage their business finances. At the end of the training, each participant received a certificate of completion.

Commenting on the training, Anissa Adderley, Director – Business Support Unit, expressed her gratitude to the attendees and stressed the importance of financial literacy to MSMEs. “We are grateful to all the attendees who participated in the training. We hope they will implement the knowledge gained into their businesses. MSMEs are the backbone of our economy. Therefore, we must educate businesses on financial literacy. The more financial knowledge business owners have, the stronger their businesses will be. We are determined to improve financial literacy to maximize the success of MSMEs.”

The Business Support Unit will continue the “Managing Your Business with Excel” training later this year. The next training will be held in North Caicos on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023, followed by Providenciales on Tuesday, October 31st, 2023. Interested persons can register to participate in the training by emailing bsu@investturksandcaicos.tc.

For more information on Invest TCI events, visit www.investturksandcaicos.tc or follow us on social media at @investtci.

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Stolen Vessel Recovered

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***MEDIA RELEASE***

 

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

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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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