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Jan 9, Governor Peter Beckingham outlines the TCI Government's seek to establish formal relationships with universities abroad so students can. TCI is a leading worldwide manufacturer of specialty organic chemicals. Tokyo Chemical Industry UK Ltd. provides organic laboratory chemicals as well as. As most of us are aware, TCI is just one of the UK's 14 overseas territories. A many good number of us, do appreciate the relationship with the EU and the vast .
Governor Wetherell told the BBC that Britain would use the two-year period to put measures in place to ensure good governance. The task facing the newly-empowered governor will include constitutional reform as well as a complete revamping of financial, political, and public service codes, if the report recommendations and its associated appendices are anything to judge by.
Right to govern Former premier Misick, who stepped down in March amid the corruption allegations, criticised the UK decision, and mounted his legal challenge against the restoration of direct rule. Some of the recommendations coming out of the report include: Justification In Governor Wetherall's 14 August statement, the justification of the British move continued: But I hope we can now begin to run them better.
The new inquiry does not suggest or mean that the UK government has any evidence of corruption or wrongdoing in the Turks and Caicos Islands or any of the OTs.
They are self-governing but part of the United Kingdom. As our place in the world changes, we need to think about the effect on them and whether the structure of our relationships still work s.
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The Committee will look at these distant parts of our community and look at how we work to support all our communities. Most raise their own revenues but many depend on funding from a range of UK government departments and international organisations. Many have struggled to build sustainable economies while adapting to the increasing demands of global transparency.
Several are the subject of sovereignty claims. Relations have been put under further strain due to high-profile instances of divergence between the UK and some of the OTs on issues such as civil rights and financial transparency. Speaker, two of four stalled projects Shore Club and West Caicos Resort are slated to commence construction early this year and there are high expectations for the positive economic impact that these will have.
In addition, four new hotel projects are scheduled to break ground later this year. The execution and progression of these projects has not been an easy task, which underscores the need for a robust investment policy, an effective investment agency, and an enabling business environment to ensure that we are able to attract investment, both local and foreign, and remain competitive in the global arena.
Speaker this will enable us to develop a broad middle class with a greater potential for economic advancement and upward social mobility. My government has been in dialogue with the practitioners of the financial services industry regarding the modernization of our legislation and the development and marketing of new financial services products. To this end my government is committed this year to the modernization of our financial services legislation, as well as the continued strengthening of our regulatory framework in compliance with international standards and the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force guidelines.
The diversification of our economy is critical to sustainable economic growth, and to this end my government is committed to diversification within our main industry of tourism and into other sectors such as manufacturing and processing, agriculture, and aquaculture. My government will develop a medical tourism policy, an eco-tourism policy and initiative, and a sports tourism policy so as to diversify our tourism industry. Speaker, we are advanced in the development of a manufacturing policy, and the Director of Agriculture has been recruited and will see the completion of the agriculture policy and implementation of a robust agricultural programme.
The Providenciales International Airport expansion project is well advanced, and upon completion will facilitate an increase in the airlift into the TCI. This will allow the arrival of visitors to our shores from new and emerging source markets, aided by our new tourism product development and marketing strategies and our Tourism strategic plan which will be completed this year.
Speaker, a major focus of my government this year is the development and marketing of tourism products and activities in the family islands that will facilitate the decentralization of tourism activity and increased economic growth in these islands. My government is committed to the servicing of our debt and provision of educational opportunities, healthcare, jobs and social services for our people, all of which require an adequate and predictable revenue stream for the government.
Speaker, to this end my government will seek to broaden the tax base, lower the tax burden, increase tax compliance and grow the economy through the introduction of new legislation and the enforcement of existing regulations.
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My government is currently undertaking a review of the healthcare system at all levels and sectors with the goal of developing a healthcare reform strategy. However, my government is continuing its conduct of the financial and clinical audits of the TCI hospitals, with the implementation of corrective recommendations as deficiencies are uncovered.
Speaker, my government has as its goal the rationalization and reduction of costs of various aspects of operation of the hospitals, as well as an increase in financial accountability and new revenue regeneration from medical tourism and other third party revenue sources. My government intends to introduce Health Professions Legislation which will facilitate the regulation of the standards of delivery of healthcare at all levels and all sectors.
My government will amend the National Insurance Ordinance and regulations to ensure that adequate healthcare coverage and access to healthcare at all levels are provided for all persons legally resident in the TCI. To this end my Government will be relentless in our pursuit to ensure that, with regards to the NHIP, children under the age of 18, the unemployed and the elderly will be granted coverage, and that a Pharmaceutical procurement program is developed to provide medications at a cost effective price to NHIP community-based pharmacies.
Mr Speaker and Honorable Members: My government is committed to working with the Office of the Deputy Governor to ensure that the Public Service is effective and efficient in the delivery of services to the public and to ensuring that recognition is given to those Public Servants with records of exemplary service through the establishment of a Public Service Incentive Awards Program. My government is committed to the revision of the civil service employment policy to ensure that Turks and Caicos Islanders are afforded the opportunity for employment, training and upward mobility within the civil service.
My government will develop and enact credit union legislation that will serve as the framework for the establishment of a Public Service Credit Union and Hotel Workers Credit Union. The progress of this nation in terms of expanding our economy, creating employment opportunities and empowering Turks and Caicos Islanders will impact various aspects of our environment.