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TCI Premier’s JMC Journal, Day Two report on talks with UK Labour Party

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Dana Malcolm

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#TurksandCaicos, November 14, 2023 – Washington Misick, TCI Premier, has met with the UK Labour Party during his time in London attending the Joint Ministerial Council from November 13-17,  in an attempt to ensure that the TCI’s issues are front of mind after the next election regardless of who wins control of the UK government.

Misick spoke with a Shadow Minister of the party on November 14th. The UK is set to go to election by early 2025.

“We met with the Labour Shadow Minister in terms of what their policy would be toward the overseas territories should they win the next general election,” Misick explained during the JMC Journal, a radio segment on RTC FM designed to bring daily updates from the five day caucus for British overseas territories.

Along with David Lammy who is listed as the Shadow Minister for the Foreign Commonwealth Development Office,  Misick also met with Luke Pollard, Shadow Minister for Defense.

The JMC is where the leaders of OTs gather to liaise with the United Kingdom about their major issues. Misick explained the top priority for the countries this year.

“The main topic for the JMC is sort of a Joint Declaration in terms of the future relationship between the United Kingdom and Overseas Territories,” he updated on the Joint Declaration in a subsequent report.

“We went through the 23 item list– line by line and were able to iron out all of the issues.”

According to the Premier’s Office via RTC FM the document covers the economy, defense, governance, and more.

The various OT governments have been agitating for more autonomy in their countries for some time and while Misick did not reveal what was contained in that document he maintained that it should be tentatively signed during this trip.

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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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