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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The Philippine Embassy conducted a three-leg visit to the Caribbean territories of Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands and the Bahamas from February 24 to March 05 to deliver passport and other consular services to kababayans in the areas.
interCaribbean provides competitively priced nonstop flights between Tortola and Antigua, San Juan, and Santo Domingo, with same day connecting flights to the Turks and Caicos Islands, Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, and the Bahamas.
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Apparently, my grandmother had heard something said about a runner from the Turks and Caicos Islands and thought the runner was from Turkey.
Orkin, a subsidiary of Rollins Inc (NYSE: ROL), has set up its 21st international franchise in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean.
My fellow Turks and Caicos Islanders, I address you today with a heavy heart as I have been left with no other choice than to seek political asylum in a third country other than my beloved Turks and Caicos Islands," read the release.
The 48 square mile island, currently home to just 250 people, is renowned for its long, picturesque stretches of secluded beaches, outstanding natural beauty and has more recently been recognized as key to the future growth and development of the Turks and Caicos Islands chain.
Wired Island Ltd, a company based in the Turks And Caicos Islands which offers sales and marketing services for the tourism and hospitality industries, has announced a 2012 January sale via its marketing website for Turks And Caicos Islands, Turks and Caicos Reservations.
To celebrate the additional airlift, Turks and Caicos Reservations is giving away Bambarra rum cakes to every person who books hotels and villas in the Turks and Caicos Islands through its service.
Now Duncan, head of land management at Northumberland Wildlife Trust, wife Sally and their nine-year-old son Fraser are back home after three months on the Turks and Caicos islands.
Britain has imposed direct rule over the Turks and Caicos islands, its overseas territory in the Caribbean, after an investigation found evidence of widespread corruption in the island's government.