Other than adding a tourist and vacation spot for Canadians, WHAT do the Turks and Caicos Islands bring to the table?
Where is the money component? Isn’t it always about the money?
The Caribbean islands have been tax havens for a long time and the political rhetoric heats up again in another cycle of increasing taxation has Canadians and the Islanders considering an 11th province as a possibility for the Turks and Caicos islands. Politics are nuanced and I do not claim to comprehend the intricate distinctions in the local politics. However, the global financial crisis effects all regions as governments seek to increase taxes with new legislation that effect tax havens such as the Turks and Caicos islands. ~Ron
“This Government seems hell bent on ensuring with others that our people are marginalized.”
Opposition Leader Hon. Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson says the Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Service “does not feel that’s the government has their well being at heart for growth and development”.
Replying to the 2014-2015 budget in the House of Assembly, the People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) leader said: “They (Civil Servants) feel duped by the current leadership and this deception has affected the support for the Civil Service Association.
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Turks and Caicos Premier Rufus Ewing led a delegation to Ottawa on Monday [May. 26 2014], meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other officials during a trip aimed at boosting ties between the countries.
The island leader’s trip was focused on trade, however. While not ruling out a place in Canada, he said it was not imminent.
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Will Turks and Caicos Become Canada’s 11th Province?
Andrea Janus of CTV News is reporting that Turks and Caicos Premier Rufus Ewing is “not closing the door completely” on the idea of his nation becoming Canada’s 11th province. Mr. Ewing says the fate of the island nation will depend on whether or not the country’s citizens want the change. However, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird was quick to dispel the possibility of the island nation becoming a part of Canada.
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