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TURKS AND CAICOS POST CABINET MEETING STATEMENT

Her Excellency the Acting Governor, Anya Williams, chaired the 31st meeting of the Cabinet on Wednesday, 2 December 2015, at the Hon. N J S Francis Building in Grand Turk.

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All Ministers were present with the Hon. Premier Dr. Rufus Ewing, Minister of Finance Hon. Washington Misick and Minister of Infrastructure Hon. Amanda Misick who are away on official business all joining by teleconference.

At this meeting Cabinet advised Her Excellency the Acting Governor to:

  • Instruct the Attorney General’s Chambers to appeal the decision in the recent judicial review on planning standards given the wide ranging implications for planning approvals granted in the Islands and the possibility that the decision could mean that those decisions are invalid;

  • Give approval for the drafting of a Planning Validation Bill by the Attorney General’s Chambers for submission to the House of Assembly for debate and passage;

  • Give approval for the drafting of a Physical Planning (Amendment) Bill by the Attorney General’s Chambers for submission to the House of Assembly for debate and passage;

  • Give approval for the Immigration (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2015 to be submitted to the House of Assembly for debate and passage;

  • Give approval for a lease agreement for the rental of office space for the Ministry of Health and related departments to be housed at parcel 10402/23 in Grand Turk owned by Yvonne Thomas;

  • Give approval for a lease agreement for the rental of office space for the Ministry of Tourism and related departments to be housed at 10405/208 in Grand Turk owned by Mercedes and Donovan Francis;

  • Give approval for a lease agreement for the rental of office space for the Elections Department to be housed at Woodville Court in Grand Turk owned by Jerzy Kolodziej;

  • Give approval for the appointment of Mr. Hartley Coalbrooke and David Been to serve as Chair and Member of a Gaming Commission set up to review and make recommendations on pending casino applications;

  • Give approval for the appointment of Mr. Edward Hall and Elva Williams to serve as Chair and member of the Parole Board respectively.

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

Published 3 December 2015