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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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A private retreat is up for auction in the Turks and Caicos Islands that's believed to be the only remaining property in Prince's real estate portfolio.
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.
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.
The US National Hurricane Centre said the eye of the storm is near the Turks and Caicos islands, while rains and high waves are starting to subside along the northern coast of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
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).
NASSAU, Shawwal 28, 1435, Aug 24, 2014, SPA -- Tropical Storm Cristobal grew in strength Sunday and lashed parts of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands with heavy rainfall and white-crested surf.
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.
[UKPRwire, Fri Jun 14 2013] "Trends and Opportunities in Turks and Caicos Life Insurance Industry to 2017: Market Profile" is the result of extensive research into the insurance industry, covering the life insurance market in Turks and Caicos Islands. The report provides data on key industry trends, market drivers and challenges for the Turks and Caicos insurance industry.