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Tiny Turks and Caicos overwhelmed by Haitian influx

Turks And Caicos Islands - Handmade wooden boats and the artisans who craft them line a lengthy stretch of Haiti's north coast. Under a sun rising over water as smooth as glass, it makes for an idyllic vignette.

Work permits no longer required for Turks and Caicos investors

At a Cabinet meeting on October 22nd, the Turks and Caicos Government agreed that new overseas investors would no longer require a work permit.

Turks and Caicos sign green energy agreement

Turks and Caicos is the latest territory to join the Carbon War Room’s Ten Island Challenge, committing to making the transition from fossil-fuel dependency to 100 percent renewable energy.

Video: Researcher has up-close encounter with sleeping whale

Earlier this year a researcher went looking for some whales, and he ended up encountering a humpback whale that was sound asleep.

Op-Ed: Turks and Caicos could be a Canadian destination for snowbirds

Ottawa - Rufus Ewing is the Premier of the Turks and Caicos islands which is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK. His visit has restarted discussion about the Islands forming some sort of relationship with Canada.

Scuba divers pitted against lionfish in a eco-gladiator battle

Gladiators had lions to contend with during the “blood sport” games in Ancient Rome. And when you think scuba divers, a sort of modern-day gladiator, you probably think of them contending with sharks, the “Jaws” that rule the ocean waters.

Canadian government seeks to curb high public service sick days

The Conservative government in Canada is taking aim at the amount of sick days being taken by public service employees. The average is 18.2 per year for public servants in the country, well above the 6.7 in the private sector.

Hurricane Irene batters Caribbean, aims for Florida coast

Tropical Storm Irene was upgraded to a hurricane after she battered Puerto Rico packing 80 mph winds and heavy rains. Hurricane Irene, the first named storm of the season, has her eye on Florida and is expected to impact the Sunshine State by the weekend.

Haiti prepares for flooding from Tropical Storm Emily

Port-au-prince - Tropical Storm Emily left Puerto Rico flooded and is now aimed at Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Haitian authorities are preparing to evacuate thousands of people who are still living in tents and temporary structures following last year's earthquake.

British Government to Assume Control of Turks and Caicos Islands

Foreign Office Minister Chris Bryant has announced that evidence of corruption on the Turks and Caicos Islands has forced Britain to impose direct rule on its overseas territory.

UNICEF Brings Relief to Hurricane-ravaged Caribbean

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) staff in Cuba are rushing to provide clean water and sanitation to the areas hardest hit this week by Hurricane Ike.

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