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17 Apr 2018 description

The Ministry of Education, Youth, Culture and Library Services wishes to continue updating the public on the progress of works to the schools’ infrastructure throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands following the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September last year.

09 Feb 2018 description

Following on from the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, government services have resumed across all sectors, but it is important for the general public and our clients to be aware that there remain challenges in a number of key areas which currently impact service delivery.

The islands of Grand Turk, South Caicos and Salt Cay which account for 54% of government staff, suffered significant damage to government infrastructure during the last hurricane season. This is in addition to damage to schools which accounted for the majority of loss.

23 Nov 2017 description

The Ministry and Department of Education is pleased to announce that all Government and Private Schools throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands have resumed following the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The Minister of Education, the Honorable Karen Malcolm along with officials from the Ministry and Department of Education have visited a number of schools throughout the islands in an attempt assess the conditions under which schools are operating and also to offer support to the Principals, staff and students of the various institutions.

21 Oct 2017 description

73 migrants haïtiens ont été interceptés le 16 octobre 2017 à French Cay, un îlot situé au Sud-est des Îles Turques-et-Caïques. De ce groupe, figurent 12 femmes et 61 hommes, a appris le GARR auprès des autorités de ce territoire d’outre-mer britannique.

Selon les informations collectées, ces migrantes et migrants haïtiens ont été transportés à Providenciales, une île de l’archipel des Turques et Caïques.

17 Oct 2017 description

Le Département de l’immigration du ministère de contrôle des frontières et de l’emploi des Îles Turques-et-Caïques a annoncé dans des rapports avoir intercepté à l’Ouest de ce pays, le 4 octobre 2017, plus de 150 migrants haïtiens en situation irrégulière. Au nombre de ces migrants qui ont été retrouvés dans les eaux et sur le rivage, se trouvaient aussi des femmes et des enfants, a appris le GARR auprès d’un partenaire à Providenciales.

29 Sep 2017 description
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This map illustrates satellite detected potentially damaged buildings in Salt Cay island following the landfall of Tropical Cyclones IRMA-17 on 07 September 2017 and Maria on 22 September 2017. UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis used a Pleiades satellite image acquired on 23 September 2017 as post imagery. We identified 152 potentially damaged structures within the analyzed area. According to the pre-building footprints provided by Humanitarian Open Street Map, this represents ~50% of the total number of structures in Salt Cay island.

29 Sep 2017 description
map UNOSAT

This map illustrates satellite detected potentially damaged buildings in Grand Turk island following the landfall of Tropical Cyclones IRMA-17 on 07 September 2017 and Maria on 22 September 2017. UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis used a Pleiades satellite image acquired on 23 September 2017 as post imagery. We identified 1,239 potentially damaged structures within the analyzed area. According to the pre-building footprints provided by Humanitarian Open Street Map, this represents ~49% of the total number of structures in Grand Turk island.

25 Sep 2017 description
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Turks and Caicos sections for assessments with landmarks for reference.

25 Sep 2017 description
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Turks and Caicos sections for assessments with landmarks for reference.

25 Sep 2017 description
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Turks and Caicos sections for assessments with landmarks for reference.

25 Sep 2017 description
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Turks and Caicos sections for assessments with landmarks for reference.

25 Sep 2017 description
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Turks and Caicos sections for assessments with landmarks for reference.

25 Sep 2017 description
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Turks and Caicos sections for assessments with landmarks for reference.

23 Sep 2017 description
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Residential property initial damage assessment by Department of Disasters and Management of Emergencies (DDME) displaying the level of damage sustained.

23 Sep 2017 description

NWS Summary: At 500 AM EDT (0900 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Maria was located near latitude 21.6 North, longitude 70.6 West. Maria is moving toward the northwest near 7 mph (11 km/h), and a motion toward the north-northwest is expected later today and Saturday. On the forecast track, Maria's eye will move near or just east of the Turks and Caicos Islands and southeastern Bahamas today. Maximum sustained winds are near 125 mph (205 km/h) with higher gusts. Maria is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

22 Sep 2017 description

NWS Summary: At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the large eye of Hurricane Maria was located near latitude 20.8 North, longitude 69.8 West. Maria is moving toward the northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue through tonight. A turn toward the north-northwest is forecast early Friday, with that motion continuing through Saturday.

22 Sep 2017 description

NWS Summary: At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC), the large eye of Hurricane Maria was located near latitude 19.6 North, longitude 68.4 West. Maria is moving toward the northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h), and this general motion is expected through tonight. A turn toward the north-northwest is forecast on Friday. On the forecast track, the eye of Hurricane Maria will continue to pass offshore of the northeastern coast of the Dominican Republic today. Maria should then move near the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas tonight and Friday.

20 Sep 2017 description
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PROVIDENCIALES, 15 September, 2017 - Jay Deanne, a sombre 11 year-old, is trying to put a brave face on things, especially for his brother, Kennedy. He is now safe in the Enid Capron Primary School, one of two government shelters set up for those caught up in the terrifying hurricane, Irma, on the island of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. But he felt far from safe while Irma raged, “I was very scared. There was lots of rain, thunder and lightning.

20 Sep 2017 description
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This map documents the damage resulting from Hurricane Irma across the Salt Cay island to public buildings and infrastructure as recorded by the Department of Disaster & Emergency Management (DDEM) and UNDAC.