Stories about Turks & Caicos Isl.
Is the Caribbean winning the fight against COVID-19?
Could the region be past the worst — or simply enjoying a quieter period before the much-feared second wave?
Post-Earthquake Tsunami Scare in the Caribbean Region Highlights a Shaky Range of Preparedness
"I want to know, now what? How will these alerts be communicated to the citizenry that's not on Social Media? This is quite sobering I tell you."
The Caribbean Comes Together After Hurricane Irma
"We need to see and hear and interact with each other much much more. That's the message Irma has brought to me".
Caribbean: the meaning of identity
Creative Commess hosts a blog symposium “about Caribbean people, about West Indian people, about our contemporary experiences … ranging through race & identity to culture, mental health to constructs of beauty and more,” with contributions from seven Caribbean bloggers.
Barbados, Turks & Caicos: Corruption Charges
As the brother of a former Turks and Caicos Finance Minister is arrested on allegations of fraud and money laundering, Barbados Free Press says: “In Barbados when elected or appointed public officials or their family members are found to be engaged in corrupt activities, the politicians will trade some insults...
Latin America, Caribbean: Increase in Food Prices
Bloggings by Boz writes: “The FAO reports that February 2011 was a yet a new high on food prices. This has led to several warnings from organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean including ECLAC [Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean] and the IICA [Inter-American Institute for Cooperation...
Turks & Caicos, Barbados: Disappearing Blog
The tcipost blog “disappeared overnight without notice”; Barbados Free Press comes to the rescue.
Turks & Caicos: The Courage to Protest
The tcipost wonders if protests in the Bahamas might serve to “wake the people of Turks and Caicos up”.
Turks & Caicos: Now Is The Time
The tcipost is calling on “every Turks and Caicos Islander with access to the Internet [to] please use all the social networks at our disposal to demand our right to self determination and bring awareness to our plight.”
Turks & Caicos: Using Social Media for Democracy
The tcipost wants fellow islanders to “remember that the people of Egypt this month used the internet to strengthen their voices and share information”, suggesting that they can use the same tools to have their voices heard when it comes to the new constitution “that will dilute our vote as...
Turks & Caicos: Self-Governance Limbo
“An election to return self governance for the Turks and Caicos Islands has been postponed…extending London’s direct rule over the Caribbean dependency”: Repeating Islands re-posts the details.
Bahamas, Turks & Caicos: Political Future?
“The Turks & Caicos Islands…are politically and financially destitute, and no-one knows when or how they will be able to climb out of the hole”: Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith wonders what's in store for their neighbour.
Anguilla, Turks & Caicos: Taking Responsibility
Corruption-free Anguilla comments on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's refusal “to accept responsibility for the decline of good government in the Turks and Caicos Islands”, saying: “The inevitable result, I fear, will be the British Government’s international embarrassment.”
Turks & Caicos: Hail To The Chief
The Turks and Caicos Islands has a new Chief Executive, whose appointment is “part of the much criticized British takeover of the T&C government following a corruption scandal.” Repeating Islands has the details.
Turks & Caicos: Reactions
Repeating Islands features commentary “of international reaction to the British takeover of Turks and Caicos following the corruption scandal surrounding former Premier Michael Misick.”
Bahamas, Turks & Caicos: Federation?
News breaks that the Bahamian Prime Minister may be considering forming a federation between the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos, prompting blogger Sidney Sweeting to comment: “Please note that our PM is responding to a suggestion made by the ex-Premier of Turks and Caicos who was forced to resign because...
Bahamas, T.C.I., U.S.A.: Google & Democracy
As Google states that it may very well hand over journalists’ IP addresses in connection with the exposure of alleged corruption in the Turks and Caicos, Bahamian blogger Nicolette Bethel comments: “Google’s action threatens the ability — indeed the possibility — for true democracy ever to exist in these, our...
Democracy Video Challenge Winner Showcase
What is Democracy? That is the question more than 900 participants set out to answer through their videos, in response to the Democracy Video Challenge set up by the US Department of State and many other partners, open for participants from all over the world. Today we show you the winning videos which explain in their own way the phrase Democracy is...
Turks & Caicos: Battle with Britain
Following allegations of corruption in the Turks and Caicos, Repeating Islands reports that ”the court of appeal in London is considering a last minute application from the former prime minister of Turks and Caicos…to stop the imposition of direct rule by Britain.”
Bermuda, Turks & Caicos: Report Received
“After months of waiting, the Commission of Inquiry into corruption and official misconduct in the Turks & Caicos Islands has delivered its final report”: Bermudian blogger Vexed Bermoothes provides an update.
Caribbean: Hurricane Names
Repeating Islands reports that “three Atlantic hurricane names—Gustav, Ike and Paloma—have been retired after those storms killed more than 200 people in the Caribbean region during the 2008 season.”