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Vote for the Turks and Caicos Islands in the 2024 World Travel Awards

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The Turks and Caicos Islands have been nominated in the 2024 World Travel Awards in the following categories:
Caribbean’s Leading Beach Destination
Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination
Caribbean’s Leading Destination
Caribbean’s Leading Dive Destination
Caribbean’s Leading Honeymoon Destination
Caribbean’s Leading Luxury Island Destination
Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board
Caribbean’s Most Romantic Destination

Voting is now open and runs until April 7th, 2024. To vote, please register at https://www.worldtravelawards.com/vote.

The Turks and Caicos Islands continue to attract the attention of travel journalists in our source markets. Here is a round-up of the publications that recently featured our beautiful destination.

Virtuoso.com

In a Virtuoso article titled “Nine of the Best Beaches in the Caribbean”, well-known travel writer Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon listed Wild Cow Run on Middle Caicos as one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. She said in the article: “Grace Bay on Turks and Caicos’ main island of Providenciales gets all the love, but with a little effort, travelers can find their own equally beautiful strand. First step: Hop the ferry to North Caicos, then pick up a rental car (your Virtuoso advisor can help with the arrangements) and follow the causeway south for about 90 minutes, almost to the end of neighboring Middle Caicos. There, tucked away on the island’s eastern tip and shielded by a stand of casuarina trees, is Wild Cow Run, a two-mile stretch of blinding-white sand lapped by crystalline water that’s worth the trip.” Read the article HERE

 

Toronto Star

In the article titled “I visited the Caribbean hot spot of the moment, home to the best beach in the world”, writer Chris Johns said:” I’ve travelled across a few of the Caribbean’s roughly 3 million square kilometres and love many of the islands for different reasons, but the quality of the water around Turks and Caicos remains among the most beautiful I’ve seen anywhere outside of French Polynesia. Read the article HERE.

TTG Media

In an article entitled “The Caribbean Island That’s Out Of Bounds To Cruise Ships”, writer Katherine Masters, who was among the journalists that flew to Providenciales via Virgin Atlantic from Heathrow, London, said: “A day earlier, as the plane descends into Providenciales, the third largest island in Turks and Caicos and the most populated, I am struck by how flat the archipelago is. The limestone origins of these islands have helped create two of the destination’s calling cards, its powder-white beaches and clear, azure waters. The limestone is soft as it crumbles – there’s almost no gravel on the beaches and ocean floor to discolour the sand.” Read the article HERE

 

Crime

Shooting Incident

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July 23rd, 2024.

 

Around 10:59 am, the Police Control Room received a call of gunshots at a location along the Millennium Highway, Providenciales.

Officers of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force were dispatched and, based on preliminary investigations, were told that the occupant (s) of a red Suzuki Swift was at a business place when another car pulled alongside it, and the occupants started shooting.

The driver of the Swift drove off while the other unidentified vehicle sped off in a separate direction. 

Officers found the Swift abandoned near Miracle Close, Blue Hills, shortly after.

Based on investigations, no injuries were reported.

This remains an active investigation.

The RT&CIPF is asking anyone with information or CCTV footage of the shooting 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 Crime Stoppers P3 app.

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Twelve Officers Sworn In

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July 23rd, 2024.

 

 

There are twelve new officers within the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force.

The officers—Ronn James, Ernie Henry, Aron Charlery, Andrew Ottley, Emmanuel Dabreo, Damion Clarke, Jeffrey Kaye, Roan Waugh, Shan Livermore, Kemar Chambers, Michael Campbell, and Ajay Budhai—took an oath to protect and serve the citizens of the Turks and Caicos Islands yesterday (July 22nd) afternoon at Police Headquarters, Providenciales.

Commissioner of Police Edvin Martin, who administered the officers’ oath, said, “Thank you for choosing the TCI. It will not be a bed of roses. Policing requires hard work, and you ensure our communities are safe. Your arrival was anticipated and highly overdue.

“You are now officers of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, and you are committed to the safety of the people of these archipelagoes. We must lead by example and not let our guard down. Stand firm on the foundation of our motto- Service With Pride and Integrity. Integrity is doing the right thing in the absence of anyone watching.”

The President of the Christian Council, Pastor Wilbert Jennings, delivered the opening prayer and told officers to always call on God in their time of need.

Deputy Commissioner Rodney Adams, Assistant Commissioner Kendall Grant, acting Assistant Commissioner Mat Newton, Chairman of the Police Welfare Association Sgt. Jepson Victor and Human Resources Manager Rex Swann also attended the ceremony.

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Male Charged with Theft and Handling Stolen Goods 

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July 23rd,2024.

 

A 23-year-old male from the Bight, Providenciales, has been charged with the theft of a boat.

CHANDELER JOSEPH is expected to appear before a Magistrate next week to answer the following charges:

  • Two Counts of Theft
  • Two Counts of Handling Stolen Goods

The charges against Mr. Joseph followed a report of a stolen boat in the Turtle Cove district on July 19th,2024.

Inquiries were conducted shortly after Mr Joseph was arrested and subsequently charged.

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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