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Queen Elizabeth II Head of State Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II

HE the Governor
Peter Beckingham
(Photos are courtesy of TCI GIS)

Representative of the Queen, His Excellency the Governor

Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands
Government House
Grand Turk
Tel: 649-946-2308/9
Fax: 649-946-2903

Responsible for: Defense, External Affairs, International and Offshore Financial Relations, Internal Security, including the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force, Appointment of certain Public Officers, Complaints Commissioner, General Orders for the Public Service.

2013 - present Peter Beckingham
2011- 2013 Damian Roderic (Ric) Todd
2008 - 2011Gordon Wetherell
2005 - 2008 Richard Tauwahre (b. 1959)
2002 - 2005 James Poston (b. 1945)
2000 - 2002 Mervyn Jones (b. 1942)
1996 - 2000 John Kelly (b. 1941)
1993 - 1996 Martin Bourke (b. 1947)
1987 - 1993 Michael J. Bradley (b. 1933)
1982 - 1987 Christopher J. Turner b. (1933)
1978 - 1982 John Clifford Strong (b. 1922)
1975 - 1978 Arthur Christopher Watson (b. 1927)
1973 - 1975 Alexander Graham Mitchell (s. a)

Chief Executive
Patrick Boyle

Chief Executive

Serve as the focal point for the coordination of all matters pertaining to    Government's activities and as such ensure that individual Ministries and Departments  implement Government Policies and programs.

Oversee all matters related to promotion of Trade and Industry, Physical Planning and Development, Tourism, Civil Aviat ion, the Environment, District Administration and various external matters.

Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands
Government House
Grand Turk
Tel: (649) 946-2801
Fax: (649) 946-2777

Attorney General Hon. Huw Shepheard

Attorney General Honorable Huw Shepheard

Attorney General's Chambers
South Base, Grand Turk
Turks and Caicos Islands, BWI
Phone (649) 946-2882/4, (649) 946-2801, Ext 10122
Fax (649) 946-2588

Responsible for: Legal Advice to the Turks and Caicos Islands Government, Prosecutions in Criminal Proceedings, Law Revision, Law Reform, Legal Draftsman

Hon. Dr. Rufus Washington Ewing

Ministry of Tourism, the Tourist Board and protocol office

Deputy Premier
Hon. Akierra Missick

Minister of Education, Youth, Sport and Culture


Hon. Charles Washington Misick

Minister of Finance, Investment & Trade
Ministry of Finance, Budget Department, Strategic Policy and Planning Unit, the Customs Department,the Treasury Department, Gaming Inspectorate, the Revenue Control Unit, the Investment Unit, Trade Department, Computer Unit, the TCI Airports Authority, Civil Aviation Authority and the Ports Authority.

Hon. Porsha Monique Stubbs-Smith Minister of Health and Human Services
Ministry of Primary Healthcare Department, Emergency Medical Services, National HIV Prevention Unit, Dental Department, Environmental Health Department, National Public Health Laboratory, Drugs and Mental Health Units and Special Needs Unit, Public and Environmental Health Board, the Health Practitioners Board and the National Health Insurance Board.

Hon. Amanda Anisha Misick Minister of Environment, Home Affairs & Agriculture
Responsible for: Environment and Home Affairs, District Administration, the Road Safety Department, Planning Department, HM Prisons, TCI Fire and Rescue, the Agriculture Department, Department of Environment and Coastal Resources, and Maritime and Social Development and Gender Affairs.
Hon. Ricardo Don-Hue Gardiner Minister of Ministry of Border Control and Labour
Responsible for: Border Control and Labour, the Immigration Department, Labour Department, Registrar General’s Office and the Labour Tribunal.

Hon. George Alexander Lightbourne 
Minister of Government Support Services
Responsible for: Government Support Services, Disaster Management and Emergencies, Public Works Department, EMS Mechanical Services Division, TCIG Publishing, Postal Services, Estates Management Division, Water and Sewage Board, Energy and Utilities Department, EMS Project Management Division, EMS Maintenance Division, the Central Purchasing Unit and the Central Information Technology Unit.
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Chief Internal Auditor, South Base
Phone: (649) 946-2518/946-1431
Fax: (649) 9466-1794

Turks & Caicos Islands crest Civil Aviation Department

All Departments 946-2801/ 2138 Fax 946-1185
Director of Civil Aviation 946-2137
Grand Turk Control Tower 946-2570
Grand Turk Airport 946-2233
Providential Control Tower 946-4378
Provo Airport Manager 946-4420 Fax 941-5996

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Grand Turk Airport - 946-2345
Provo Airport - 946-4906

Harbour Master
GT -946-2325 South Dock 946-2993
Provo - 946-4241 South Dock - 946-4476/4241

TCI Chief Customs Officer
Customs Department
South Base, Grand Turk
Tel: 649-946-2993/4
Fax: 649-946-2887

Customs Collector
GT - 946-2993/2994 Fax 926-2887
Provo 946-4241 Fax 946-4453

Grand Turk

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Environmental and Coastal Resources

Fisheries Dept
Grand Turk 946-2970/2801
Providenciales 649-946-4017 Fax 941-3063
Grand Turk Fisheries Dept
South Caicos 946-3306

Finance Department

All Departments 649-946-2935/2937 Fax 946-2557
Grand Turk

Accommodation Tax Office: 946-2935/946-2937
All Departments: 946-2935/946-2937 F: 946-2557
Central Purchasing Unit: 946-2414
Chief Accountant: 946-2908
Companies Registry:946-2801/946-2550
Economist & Statistician: 946-2372
Gaming Inspectorate: 946-4365
Superintendent Offshore Finance Center:
946-2791 F: 946-2821 F (Provo): 946-4718

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Hibiscus Square
Grand Turk
Tel: (649) 946-2801 ext. 40916/40917
Fax: (649) 946-1131
Email: or

Web site:

Turks & Caicos Islands crest Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture

Government Office, Grand Turk
Tel 649-946-2801 Ext 10304/10307
Fax 649-946-2886

Teacher applicants should fax a copy of their CV's to the establishment Secretary, Dr Linda Williams, located in the Chief Secretary's Office. 649-946-2886

Ministry of Health

Government Square
Pond Street
Grand Turk
Turks & Caicos Islands, B.W.I.

Secretary of the Health Practitioners’ Board
T: 649.946.2801 ext 60127

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Ministry of Housing

Government Housing Office
Butterfield Square
T: 649-941-7885

Brochure on Home Ownership sponsored by
The Government of Turks & Caicos Islands dated 2006

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Immigration Department

South Base, Grand Turk
Tel: 649-946-2939
Fax: 649-964-2924

US Visa information Click Here

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Judicial Department

Court's Office: (649) 946-2114
Magistrate's Office
Phone: (649) 946-2114 Fax: (649) 946-2720

Clerk of the Court

Turks and Caicos Government
Judicial Dept. Grand Turk
Turks and Caicos Islands, BWI
649-946-2114 - Dodley Lewis

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Lands & Survey Department

Land Registry Grand Turk 649-2801 Ext.10701
General Office, Providenciales Tel/Fax 649-941-5416

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National Insurance Board

National Insurance BoardHead Office:
P.O. Box 250 Misick's Building
Grand Turk
Tel: (649) 946-1048/9
Fax (649) 946-1362
Web site:

Hilly Ewing Building
Tel: (649) 941-5806
Fax: (649) 941-5854

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South Base, Grand Turk
Grand Turk 649-946-2526 Fax 946-2900
Providenciales 649-946-4596/Fax 946-4690

Radio Turks and Caicos

Official Government News Radio, Grand Turk
Found on the Internet at
Found on the following frequencies in TCI
107.7 FM Providenciales
103.9 FM North & Middle Caicos
101.9 FM Grand Turk, Salt Cay & South Caicos

Phone 649 946 2007
Fax 649 946 1600

Turks and Caicos Islands flag Philatelic Bureau

Grand Turk
Church Folly in the Franklin Missick Building
(649) 946-1534 Fax (649) 946-1543
Post Office on Airport Road
(649) 941-3314
Hours: Mon - Thurs 8:00 - 4:30; Friday 8:00 - 4:00

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South Base, Grand Turk
Tel: (649) 94- 62801 / 11402
Butterfield Square, Providenciales
Tel: (649) 94- 64340

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Police Headquarters

Tel: 946-2499

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TCI Fire and Rescue Service

Service Headquarters Provo
Industrial Park Providenciales 
P O Box 819 
Telephone: 941-8090  (08:00-16:30)
Fax: 941 8506
Chief Fire Officer: W.C Jennings (231-0866)
Deputy Chief Officer: Joseph Williams (231-1686)
For all Emergencies call 911 (24 hours)

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National AIDS Coordinator

Mrs. Aldora Robinson
Franklin Missick Building
Church Folly
Grand Turk

Turks & Caicos Islands crest Population and Housing Census

Census Office: (649) 946-1619
See statics below

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Post Office

Grand Turk: (649) 946-1334
Salt Cay: (649) 946-6985
South Caicos: (649) 946-3211
Providenciales (649) 946-4676

Financial Servical Commission Financial Services Commission

Financial Services Commission (Grand Turk Office)
P. O. Box 173
Harry E. Francis Building
Pond Street
Grand Turk
Turks & Caicos Islands, BWI
Tel: (649) 946 – 2550/2791
Fax: (649) 946 – 2821/1714
Web site:

Financial Services Commission (Providenciales Office)
Caribbean Place Plaza
Leeward Highway
Turks & Caicos Islands, BWI
Tel: (649) 946 – 5399
Fax: (649) 946 – 3596

Web site:

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Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages

Main Office 649-946-2800
Fax (649) 946-2821

TCI Sports Commission

Turks & Caicos Islands Sports Commission

Sports Commission
Alvin Parker
Grand Turk
Tel (649) 946-2895
Tel (649) 946-2801 ext 142
Fax (649) 946-1337

Michael S Jules
National Track & Field Coach
Turks & Caicos Islands
1-649-941-7702 (w)
1-649-241-3679 (c)

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Turks and Caicos Tourist Board
Tourist Board

Tourist arrival figures 2011

Download the
Tourist Board's
Visitor Brochure


Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board Providenciales
Stubbs Diamond Plaza
Turks and Caicos Islands, BWI
Tel (649) 946-4970/941-5746
Fax (649) 941-5494

Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board
Grand Turk Office

Pond Street, PO Box 128
Grand Turk
Turks and Caicos Islands, BWI
Tel (649) 946-2321/2322
Fax (649) 946-2833/2723

Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board - New York Office
Ms. Pamela Ewing
HC1 Box B8 Swifwaterta 18370
Tel 646-374-8830(t), 646-375-8835(f)

Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board
London Office
Tracey Knight
83 Baker Street
London, WU 6AG

Tel: 440-207-034-7845
Fax: 440-207-222-9025

Turks and Caicos Islands Tourist Board
Canadian Office
Rosemarie Wilson
RR #2
Bancroft, Ontario
Canada K0L 1C0

Tel: 613 332 6472
Fax: 613 332 6473
Cell: 416 819 4319

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Main Office: (649) 946-2801 Fax: (649) 946-1415
Sub-Treasury:(649) 946-4571 Fax (649) 941-5105
Email -

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Turks & Caicos Islands Investment Agency

PO Box 105
Honorable Headley Durham Building
Church Folly, Grand Turk
Turks and Caicos Islands, BWI
Telephone(649) 946-2058/2852
Fax (649) 946-1464

Turks and Caicos Islands Investment Agency
Let us welcome you with open arms. When investing in TCI, the benefits include long term crown leases, duty remissions, work permits, zero taxation, and immigration opportunities. More benefits in the lesser developed Islands.Web page -

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Turks & Caicos National Trust
P.O. Box 540, Providenciales
Turks & Caicos Islands, BWI
Phone:649 941 5710
Fax:649 941 4258
Email: /

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Labour Tribunal

Butterfield Square
Downtown Providenciales
Turks & Caicos Islands
Phone (649) 946-8519
Fax (649) 946-8523
Secretary Labour Tribunal Email:

The purpose of the Labour Tribunal is to provide a quick and economical judicial forum for deciding employment disputes. The Labour Tribunal staffs are committed to giving you the best service we can.

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Department of Labour

Sam's Building
Tel: 649-946-4575 Fax 649-946-4164

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Department of Economic Planning and Statistics

DEPS Grand Turk Office
Ministry of Finance
South Base, Grand Turk
Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies
Tel: (649) 946-2801 and 1(649) 946-2221
Fax: (649) 946-2557
E-mail: or
Web site:

DEPS Providenciales Office

Tel: (649) 941-5194

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Department of Youth Affairs

Angela Musgrove
National Youth Director
Department of Youth Affairs
P.O.Box 1114, South Dock Road
Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands
Phone (649) 941-7471/ (649) 232-2080 (cell)
Fax (649) 941-7472

General Enquiries Email:

Dulcine Hall
Youth Officer
Phone (649) 941-7471
Fax (649) 941-7472

Nichole Gardiner
Youth Officer
District Commission Office, Bottle Creek, North Caicos
Phone (649) 946-7252
Fax (649) 946-7283

Youth Ambassadors 2012:
Dekkel Simmons - Providenciales
Phildrika Mayam - Providenciales
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TCI General Stats TCI Select Stats
Estimated   % of population over age 65 3.7%
Population (2006) 32,200 % of population under age 15 31.9%
Population (2001) 19,886 Revenue per capita (average) $2,370 per person
Number of household (2001) 7,254 Number of population wired (online) 6.683 per 1,000
Average HH Size (2001) 2.8 World literacy ranking number 28
Mortality Rate (2005) (per 1,000) 1.73 Labour force (2004) estimate 9,684
Imports ('000 US$) (2005) 301,003 GDP per capita 11,160
Exports ('000 US$) (2005) 14,723 Growth rate 4.6%
Inflation Rate (%) (2005) 3.7 Inflation 3.7%
Unemployment Rate (%) (2005) 5.1 Residential Home/Income ratio 16 x annual income
*Source: Turks & Caicos Free Press - June 8-22, 2006

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Flag Description: The blue ensign was granted in 1968, three years after the arms. The shield from the arms shows a conch shell and a lobster representing fishing, the islands' main industry, and a cactus for their flora.


Political Parties

PDM The 'Freedom Bell' is synonymous with the Peoples' Democratic Movement (PDM)
PNP The Progressive National Party (PNP) is identified by a 'Conch Shell'.
PPP People's Progressive Party


Elections are held every 4 years.


The individuals that are allowed to select our representatives are set out in the Elections Ordinance and in the Constitution. A potential voter must either have been born in the Turks & Caicos Islands, or was born to a father or mother that was born in the Turks & Caicos Islands, or he must be a Belonger. In addition, such a person must be 18 years old and must have lived in the Turks & Caicos for a minimum of 12 months in the 2 years prior to the date used to qualify voters for an election. Follow this article

Turks and Caicos Electoral Districts & Reperesentives

The Bight Providenciales,
& Pine Cay & Water Cay

Hon. Porsha Monique Stubbs Smith(PNP)

Minister of Health and Human Services

West Road, Grand Turk
Hon. George Alexander Lightbourne(PNP)

Blue Hills, Providenciales

Hon. Goldray McMillin Ewing

Overback, Grand Turk

Five Cays, Providenciales
& West Caicos

Hon. Sean Rickard Astwood(PDM)

Grand Turk, North

Cheshire Hall,Providenciales

Hon. Amanda A. Misick(PNP)

Minister for Environment, Home Affairs and Agriculture

South Backsalina, Grand Turk
& Salt Cay
Leeward, Providenciales

Hon. Akierra Missick

Ministrer of Education, Youth, Sport and Culture

South Caicos (North)
& East Caicos
Wheeland, Providenciales

Hon. Vaden Delroy Williams
South Caicos (South) & Big Ambregris Cay
& Little Ambergris Cay
Middle Grand Caicos North Caicos (West) and
& Parrot Cay
  North Caicos (East)


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Last Update July 2012



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