World news story

Turks and Caicos Islands governor responds to US travel advisory

Governor Ric Todd reminds the US authorities of how safe the Turks and Caicos Islands is following their issue of a new travel advisory.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


The governor said:

The Turks and Caicos Islands benefits from one of the lowest levels of crimes anywhere in the Caribbean. I am reminded of this whenever I speak to my fellow Governors of the other UK Overseas Territories in the region when they describe how their biggest concerns are often crime related.

That said, there have been a very few serious incidents in recent weeks involving US citizens, and that is why they have issued this notice to their citizens. After speaking to the Premier about this matter yesterday, I have reminded the US authorities of the low level of crime in this territory.

We must all do what we can to support the sterling efforts of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force in preventing and solving all crimes. Indeed, they only recently reported on falling crime levels here in TCI. We can all do our part by reporting suspicious behaviour, highlighting any concerns and using crimestoppers also.

UK travel advice for Turks and Caicos

Published 13 March 2013