Turks and Caicos Islands

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Turks and Caicos Islands

 (tûrks)
Two island groups of the British West Indies in the Atlantic Ocean southeast of the Bahama Islands. The islands were a dependency of Jamaica after 1874 and became a crown colony in 1962.

Turks and Caicos Islands

pl n
(Placename) a UK Overseas Territory in the Caribbean, southeast of the Bahamas: consists of the eight Turks Islands, separated by the Turks Island Passage from the Caicos group, which has six main islands. Capital: Grand Turk. Pop: 47 754 (2013 est). Area: 430 sq km (166 sq miles)

Turks′ and Cai′cos Is′lands

(tɜrks; ˈkaɪ koʊs, ˈkeɪ-)
n.pl.
two groups of islands in the SE Bahamas: British crown colonies. 7436; ab. 166 sq. mi. (430 sq. km). Cap.: Grand Turk.
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With this new service to Santiago from Providenciales, visitors to the Turks & Caicos Islands will be able enjoy easy access to Eastern Cuba with the initial twice weekly flights.
Local attorney Clayton Greene, former Speaker of the House and current leader of the Progressive National Party (PNP) reportedly represented the purchaser of the Middle Caicos land and he has consistently denied any other involvement in the matter.
AMBERGRIS CAY, Turks & Caicos, BWI, April 23 /PRNewswire/ --
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- Royal West Indies Resort, an all-suite property on Grace Bay Beach in the Turks and Caicos Islands, today announced it has cut its rates in half for all room types until December 19, 2009.
17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the "beautiful by nature" Turks and Caicos Islands begins the search for the next Miss Universe Turks and Caicos titleholder, interCaribbean Airways as a premiere sponsor adds a new dimension to this year's Pageant.
The main offices of TCI Bank in Providenciales, which is partially owned by a number of OECS banks, were closed down as well as the branch in Grand Turk, after the appointment of provisional liquidators Anthony Kikivarakis and Mark Munnings, of Deloitte & Touche, by the Supreme Court of the Turks & Caicos Islands, reports Caribbean Net News (April 10, 2010).
Ambergris Cay, the private island residence of Turks & Caicos Sporting Club, is home to the largest population of the Turks & Caicos rock iguana (Cyclura carinata).
The resort features direct ocean view accommodations overlooking the famous white sands and turquoise water of Turks and Caicos.
6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross will visit the Turks and Caicos Islands on January 17.
Developers and hoteliers behind the Grace Bay Club in Turks & Caicos on Nov.
Turks & Caicos Sporting Club at Ambergris Cay, a 1,100-acre private residential island and equity sporting club, is pleased to announce the completion of its 5,700-foot airstrip, the longest lighted, paved private airstrip in the Caribbean.
PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos -- The West Bay Club, a luxury boutique resort on world-famous Grace Bay Beach in the Turks and Caicos Islands, today announced a series of promotions and incentive packages for Fall 2009, Christmas, and 2010.