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.
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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)
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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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She was admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales and The Eastern Caribbean (Anguilla) Supreme Courts in 2000 and as an Attorney of Turks and Caicos Islands in 2017.
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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The RBDF and law enforcement personnel in the Turks and Caicos Islands also participate in counternarcotics operations.
The Bahamian archipelago is composed of two main political entities: The Commonwealth of the Bahamas (13,939 [km.sup.2]) (thereafter The Bahamas) and the United Kingdom Overseas Territory of The Turks and Caicos Islands (616 [km.sup.2]) (thereafter The Turks and Caicos).
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The 68-year-old singer, from Washington, Tyne and Wear, and former PR woman Amanda Sheppard, 31, who married in a private ceremony on the Turks and Caicos Islands in 2012, were granted a decree nisi at London's High Court.
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Cem Kinay, the recently appointed member of the Rixos Hotels management board, is the subject of an Interpol 'Red Notice' and is wanted for prosecution by the judicial authorities of the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean and the United Kingdom in relation to bribery allegations.