PNP Administration condemns Governors words

first_img Related Items:condemns, governor peter beckingham, premier rufus ewing, statement Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 04 Sept 2015 – The PNP Government says it wants the Governor to make it clear that the Turks and Caicos is a peaceful nation; the request comes on the heels of criticisms by some that the Chief Financial Officer and Governor Peter Beckingham have gone too far in the decision to override Cabinet’s rejection of an additional $2.2 million in spending on the Special Investigation and Prosecution Team.The Governor defended the move to request more money by citing that it would not be good if something violent were to happen to Helen Garlick or any of her team; ‘credible threats’ have been claimed but no evidence has been supplied. His Excellency compared the reputational impact on these islands to some of the most nefarious terrorism attacks; Premier Rufus Ewing is appalled by the comparison and said in a media statement Thursday: “I condemn this characterization by the Governor and demand his retraction and clarification of this outlandish and unwarranted statement.”The British continue to say they will not pay for the investigation which has been moving at a snail’s pace in the view of many residents. Ewing chimed in that, “The SIPT has been operating in these islands for the last five years without incident, at the expense of the tax payers of this country, and they seem to be no further ahead than when they started but they certainly are richer.” Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp DR wants consulate office in TCI More motor mishaps; PDM Leader calls for Govt attention to illegal jitneys, again Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pierlast_img read more

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New small business support organization established

first_img Invest Turks and Caicos to provide funding to qualified small businesses Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22, Jan 2016 – Government is pegged to put funding behind the just launched CED or Center for Entrepreneurial Development; a non-profit entity calling on corporate TCI for resource support. The CED is expected to facilitate smaller businesses in particular with start-up, development plans, mentoring and financial consultation. A couple of board members are commenting on the launch in a media statement issued Wednesday; Alden Durham is a South Caicos businessman who agrees that the shut-down of TC Invest was a set-back. “The loss of the Government small business program in 2012 was a blow to the country. We have incorporated this new entity in partnership with Government to engage the community in building this organization so it can support our small business people.”The announcement comes just days after the launch of Invest Turks and Caicos Agency. Manager of ScotiaBank, Sean Brathwaite, who is also a CED Board member says there has been much research done of similar programs in North America, the UK and the Caribbean to identify and institute best practices. While already the CED has secured a partnership with the Ministry of Finance, the Chamber of Commerce and the Bankers’ Association; there are more alliances being sought. As for how the CED will financially support itself, executives explain that will happen through sponsorships from individuals, companies and international entities. Presently the CED office is located at Grace Way House. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:CED, center for ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT. alden durham, Scotia bank, small business Recommended for you EU money available for TCI smaller business owners; workshops planned to train on accessing it ‘Positives’ for HIV/Aids down in Turks and Caicos; Testing todaylast_img read more

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