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Minister of health in Turks and Caicos Islands

Ministry of Health Government Square Pond Street Grand Turk
Turks & Caicos Islands, B.W.I.
Website: tciministryofhealth.org

Secretary of the Health Practitioners' Board
T: 649.946.2801 ext 60127
Email: health_council@gov.tc

http://www.tcinhip.tc

GRAND TURK, Turks and Caicos Islands: Fresh on the heels of hosting what has been described by many as the best CARIFTA Games ever, the Turks & Caicos Islands Minister of Sports Dr Carlton Mills has revealed that it is his Ministry's intention to build on this momentum,

In his contribution to the Budget Debate, Mills noted that on May 19, 2007 the Turks & Caicos Islands will join the rest of the world in observance of World Athletics Day. To commemorate this day, the Ministry of Sports will revive the JAGS McCartney relays.

Mills also noted that Simpson Penn, who recently represented the TCI at the 36th CARIFTA Games, has qualified for the World Youth Championships, scheduled to take place later this year.

The Sports Minister also revealed that the Turks & Caicos Islands will also be sending a delegation to the Pan Am Junior Games and the CAC Games.

He also noted the other plans his Ministry has for the upcoming season. These include;

* Training for all the athletes in the National Junior Track & Field Programme which began on April 23rd 2007
* CAC Age Group Championships Trial Meet 1 on June 2nd, 2007
* CAC Age Group Trials 2 on June 16th & 17th, 2007
* Track & Field Summer Camp July-August
* Retreat to plan training for 2007-08 Season

Meanwhile a number of Road Race Series will also be held throughout the islands.

* October- Run Turks & Caicos
* Road Race 3 in Grand Turk
* Road Race in Providenciales
* 2nd Annual TCI Primary Schools Cross Country Championships
* 2nd Annual High Schools Cross Country Championships
* December 1 TCI will host the Island Triathlon Series
* December 8, TCI Road Race Series Finals

Mills also stated that a new event will be added to the roster this year. This is the Red Bull Basketball Invitational, scheduled for October 2007 at the Gus Lightbourne Sports Complex.

This event, he said, will be a joint venture between the local franchise owners of Red Bull and the TCI Sports Commission. 3 May 2007

Name of Ministry with Responsibility for Youth Affairs : Ministry of Health, Education, Youth, Sports & Gender Affairs
Hon. Minister: Dr. Carlton Mills
Ministerial Designation: Hon. Minister of Health, Education, Youth, Sports & Gender Affairs
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 269,
Grand Turks Islands
Turks & Caicos
Tel#: 649-946-2801/ Ext. 40603 / Mobile 649-231-4559
Fax#: 649-946-2722
Email: carlton_mills@hotmail.com E-mail: cmills@gov.tc

Carlton Mills minister of health in Turks and Caicos Islands

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands;

October 23, 2008 - The Minister of Health and Human Services Hon. Dr. Lillian Boyce

met with a few residents of the Belglade Parker Gardens in Wheeland, to discuss concerns of the public dump which is situated in the Blue Hills area.

Just prior to the storms, these residents signed a petition complaining about daily burning of the dump a situation the Minister says her Ministry has been investigating.

"The dump is not being lit by the Ministry," noted Dr. Boyce, "but by local residents, according to the findings of our investigations."

Hon. Boyce said her Ministry has also become aware of the situation where illegal immigrants have found refuge in this area, and this is another matter this Ministry along with other agencies are addressing.

She then announced that in accordance with the promise she made earlier this year, they have put security attendants at the dump to alleviate the problem of people invading the premises to light the fires and as of today, this security measure will be increased with more officers being hired and police officers being asked to make regular patrols of the area.

A contract is being finalized between the Turks and Caicos Islands Government and Turks and Caicos Environmental Management for the private management of a landfill in an environmentally friendly manner, which is still in the hands of the Attorney General's Chambers with a hope of being completed quite soon.

In this agreement, the new managers will be implementing a recycling programme, as they take on the arduous work of making a landfill on the 27 acres of land reserved in the Blue Hills area.

The Permanent Secretary Ms. Denise Saunders and Deputy Director, Department of Environmental Health Mr. Kenrick Neely joined the Minister in this meeting. And At its close, Minister Boyce stressed that the Government and her Ministry are working hard to bring this situation under control so that there will be no more burning at the dump for the safety of all residents.

map of Turks and Caicos Islands

The Caicos Islands are the larger group, with almost 96 percent of the land area (589.5 sq.km/227.6 sq mi) and 82 percent of the population (26,584 out of a total of 33,302 in 2006). The Caicos Islands are arranged around the Caicos Bank, like an atoll, with the six large islands in the west, north and east, and a few tiny reefs and cays in the south. The Caicos Bank itself, an underwater limestone bank, on which the islands rest, covers an area of 6,140 km2/2,370 sq mi. The area is made up of sand, mixed coral, algae, coral reefs and other habitats, typically at depths of from 1 to 5 metres.

The unofficial capital of the Caicos Islands is the village of Kew on North Caicos. There is no official capital because the island group is not an administrative unit. The Caicos Islands encompass four of the six administrative districts of the territory. Four of the six main islands are inhabited, plus two of the smaller islands:

Main islands, from West to East, with population estimates of 2006:

* West Caicos (uninhabited since the early 1900s)
* Providenciales (main urban centre, with most of the population: 22,542)
* North Caicos (population 1,895)
* Middle Caicos (population 468)
* East Caicos (uninhabited since the early 1900s)
* South Caicos (population 1,579)
* Ambergris Cay (uninhabited up until 1997)

Inhabited smaller islands, in the Caicos Cays between Providenciales and North Caicos:

* Dellis Cay (uninhabited up until 2007, Will host a Mandarin Oriental Hotel in 2010)
* Pine Cay (tourist resort, population 30)
* Parrot Cay (tourist resort, population 100)

The Caicos Islands make up four of the six districts of the territory.

North, Middle and East Caicos Islands was designated a Ramsar site of the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance on 27 June 1990.

No. Administrative District Capital Area sq.km Population (Estimate 2006) Electoral Districts
Caicos Islands
1 Providenciales and West Caicos Blue Hills 163.6 22642 4
2 North Caicos Bottle Creek 144.9 1895 2
3 Middle Caicos Conch Bar 144.2 468 1
4 South Caicos and East Caicos Cockburn Harbour 136.8 1579 2
Turks Islands
5 Grand Turk Cockburn Town 17.6 5567 4
6 Salt Cay Balfour Town 9.1 186 -
Turks and Caicos Islands Cockburn Town 616.3 32337 13
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