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Turks and Caicos Islands Post Cabinet Statement 23 October 2018

His Excellency the Governor, Dr John Freeman, chaired the 24th meeting of Cabinet on Tuesday, 23 October 2018, at the N J S Francis Building on Grand Turk.

TCI Cabinet Meeting

All Ministers were present.

At this meeting Cabinet:

  • advised His Excellency the Governor to approve the appointment of a new CEO of Invest TCI for a period of two years with effect from 1 November 2018 subject to contractual terms approved by Cabinet being agreed

  • approved the extension of the appointments of the members of the Health Practitioners Board for an additional period of six months

  • approved, with amendments, the draft Sports Development (Fees) Regulations 2018. Cabinet also approved a request by the family of Ms Marion Williams to use the Gustavus Lightbourne Sports Complex for a community celebration subject to the appropriate fee being charged

  • approved the appointment of the Energy and Utilities Commissioner as Secretary of the Water and Sewerage Board with immediate effect until 31 March 2019

  • approved the termination of the appointment of Mr Max Garland as the representative of the TCI Electrical Contractors Association to the Electricity Board for Electrical Practitioners Licencing and approved the appointment of Mr John Carlos Ariza as his replacement with immediate effect until 31 March 2019

  • noted an information paper from the Hon. Minister of Home Affairs, Transportation and Communication up-dating Cabinet on on-going work and plans to improve the physical infrastructure at HM Prison on Grand Turk

  • noted the on-going work by PWD to address recommendations in the Dillon Consulting Report on Storm Water Flood Risk Management. The Ministry will present a paper on recommendations to mitigate the risk of flooding to Cabinet for approval

  • noted the recommendation of the Procurement Board on the award of the following contract in accordance with the Public Procurement Ordinance – TR 18/16 Shelters and Emergency Operations Centre

  • received an up-date by the Hon. Premier on the work of the TCI National Disaster Recovery Task Force

  • advised His Excellency the Governor to approve the issuing of a public tender notice for the lease of Crown Land Parcel 60003/246 on Providenciales in accordance with Section 34 of the Crown Land Ordinance

  • approved proposed amendments to the Physical Planning Ordinance to allow the Physical Planning Board to delegate to the Director of Planning the authority to decide on specified types of planning applications. An amended draft Bill will be submitted to Cabinet for approval.

Further information on these matters will be provided by Ministers in due course.

Published 25 October 2018