TCI returns to democracy and to PNP

| 14/11/2012

DSC_0298 (1) (225x300).jpg(CNS):  Dr Rufus Ewing of the Progressive National Party was sworn in as the new premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands Tuesday, following a recount after Friday’s election. The PNP took eight of the fifteen seats, with the People's Democratic Movement (PDM) taking seven, none of which were held by the opposition party’s leader, Oswald Skippings, who failed to secure enough votes to win his all-island seat. The return to democracy for the people of TCI also sees a return to office for the political party which was ousted from office amid a corruption scandal when the UK imposed direct rule three years ago.  The former party leader Michael Misick remains in exile.

As he swore in the PNP leader, the governor Ric Todd said that the election process marked the beginning of a new chapter in the history of the TCI .

“I look forward to working with Premier Ewing and his ministerial team to continue the on-going effort to make the TCI a more open, accountable and better managed society,” he added.

Speaking after the results of the election were announced, the UK’s overseas territories minister in the FCO, Mark Simmonds, said he was also looking forward to working with Ewing as he offered the UK’s support to the new government in its efforts to build on recent reforms, “particularly prudent financial management, economic growth and sustainable prosperity.”

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  1. LAUGH-MY-ARSE-OFF says:

    Returns to democracy??????   LOL…  rather a democracy like a dog with a collar around its neck and the UK tells the dog where it can dump, sniff, sit, lay down, and walk!  Caymanians better wake up!  This is no real democracy!  We are under a tight-lip controlled system, and FOI, transparency, a changed constitution, bill of rights, are just enough goodies to silence the crowd from what they are really missing out!  LOL  … THIS IS ONE BIG JOKE! 

  2. Hammer says:

    Ya jus can't help dese fools. Dey jus like the ones that keep putting Mac back………

  3. Anonymous says:

    There is no such thing as democracy. It should be called demonocracy. A few people stand for government, get elected, and then get rich off the backs of the people.

    The people punish, cry out for change, and it starts all over again.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Misick is not "in exile."  He is "on the run."

  5. Anonymous says:

    I hope these newly elected people move forward with Honesty and Integrity.

    • Anonymous says:

      I hope you and these people of power run TCI aright, both you, the UK and TCI top ranks!  Because the average people of TCI although they could vote, were innocent all along until you guys decided to screw things up about your own interest.

      😉

  6. Anonymous says:

    photo fail, looks like he is wearing the tiara! haha

    • Anonymous says:

      don't you see that he wants to be King by replacing the queen…..does that not seem similar to someone here in Cayman!!!!!!!