Michael Misick
Premier of the Turks and Caicos islands
Michael Misick
Michael Eugene Misick was the chief minister of the Turks and Caicos Islands from 15 August 2003 to 9 August 2006 and was the first Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands from 9 August 2006 to 23 March 2009. Misick is a member of the liberal Progressive National Party, and became chief minister when his party, after eight years as the opposition party, gained two parliamentary seats in by-elections.
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Brazil to extradite former Turks and Caicos premier
Reuters.com - over 3 years
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil will extradite former Turks and Caicos Prime Minister Michael Misick to answer corruption charges alleging he accepted millions of dollars in bribes to allow developers to build resort hotels on the Caribbean islands.
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Turks and Caicos recovers cash, land amid probe
Fox News - almost 4 years
Officials in the Turks and Caicos Islands have recovered $19.5 million and more than 2,500 acres (1,000 hectares) of real estate as they continue to seize assets improperly obtained by corrupt politicians. Thursday's announcement comes six months after the territory began resumed self-government after three years of direct rule imposed by Britain due to a corruption scandal that led to the arrest of the island's jet-setting ex-premier in Brazil. The assets seized include prime seafront property and land in Salt Cay that was projected to be the site of a high-end resort built by a developer who allegedly obtained special immigration status in exchange for a $1.6 million loan. The amount of cash and property seized is expected to increase as courts rule on additional cases involving millions of dollars and more than 1,000 acres (400 hectares) of land identified as ill-gotten assets by the Edwards Wildman law firm contracted to help recover the ...
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Britain to ask extradition of ex-Caribbean leader
Fox News - about 4 years
Britain is preparing a formal extradition request to Brazil for the jailed former premier of Turks & Caicos Islands, a British Caribbean territory. Michael Misick was detained early last month at an airport in Rio de Janeiro on an international warrant issued by Interpol. British authorities in the Turks & Caicos Islands want to question Misick as they investigate criminal allegations of systemic corruption in the islands during his tenure. The islands' attorney general said Wednesday that the extradition request will be submitted this month. Misick stepped down as premier in 2009, shortly after Britain took temporary control of the islands' government. He has denied any wrongdoing but was a fugitive until his arrest last month. He had sought political asylum in Brazil.
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The Turks and Caicos Islands: Paradise interrupted
The Economist - over 4 years
JOB description: Her Majesty’s representative in prosperous Caribbean islands. Enticing? Perhaps not. The Turks and Caicos Islands, one of Britain’s five remaining Caribbean colonies, have brought more headaches than bliss to recent governors including Ric Todd, their current overseer who, following an election this month, has returned the islands to self-rule after three years of direct administration.The new premier, Rufus Ewing, honoured the local tradition of pillorying the governor, talking of “subjugation” and “enslavement” during the campaign. The opposition leader, Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson, claimed that during the democratic hiatus Mr Todd disregarded the civil service, political leaders and the clergy. Evangelical pastors complain about new equality legislation that they say protects gay rights. A value-added tax arouses the fury of business.Direct rule—the second spell in little more than 20 years—began in 2009 when the former premier, Michael Misick, who has been dodging ...
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Recount confirms Turks & Caicos election results
Fox News - over 4 years
A Monday recount of paper ballots from parliamentary elections in the British territory of the Turks & Caicos Islands confirmed no changes from the provisional tally. The recount established that the Progressive National Party won eight of the 15 Parliament seats in Friday's elections that will lead to a government that will resume local administration after three years of direct rule by Britain, the governor's office said in a statement Monday evening. Party leader Rufus Ewing will become the next premier after he is sworn in. Provisional results announced Saturday showed that Ewing's party won the election, but People's Democratic Movement leader Oswald Skippings pushed for a recount of the overall vote. He failed to win a seat but his party claimed the remaining seven seats. As the recount got under way, a mission of eight election observers from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and a regional group issued ...
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Turks and Caicos vote picks Parliament divided 8-7
Fox News - over 4 years
The Progressive National Party won a narrow victory in parliamentary elections and will lead the new government that will resume local administration in the Turks and Caicos Islands after three years of direct rules by Britain, electoral officials announced Saturday. The party, whose leader Rufus Ewing will be the new premier, won eight of the 15 Parliament seats filled by Friday's election in the Caribbean territory. The People's Democratic Movement won the other seven. Oswald Skippings, leader of the People's Democratic Movement, failed to win a seat and won't become leader of the opposition. He has asked for a recount. The election comes three years after the territory's jet-setting premier, Michael Misick, stepped down amid allegations of corruption and lavish spending. Britain took control of the islands' government in August 2009. Following a corruption inquiry, British investigators recovered about $12 million in as ...
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Turks and Caicos to take govt reins from Britain
Fox News - over 4 years
The Turks and Caicos Islands prepared to govern itself for the first time in three years as the British territory voted Friday for a new government. The election marked the end of Britain's three-year direct rule over the territory following an inquiry into rampant corruption that led to the 2009 resignation of former jet-setting Premier Michael Misick. He had angered many with his lavish lifestyle that included two private jets on call and a Hollywood actress wife, but islanders in recent years began demanding that Britain give back the reins to a local government. "It is good to know that we are returning to controlling our own affairs," said 21-year-old hotel waiter Rico Forbes. "Today would be the day. I am really thankful." He was among dozens of voters trickling into polling stations to choose a premier and 15 legislators for Parliament. Among the 37 candidates running for office is Dr. Rufus Ewing of the Progressive ...
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TCI’s Michael Misick Asks UN To Intervene
Bermuda News - almost 5 years
Former premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands Michael Misick has written to the United Nations asking for intervention, asserting that Britain is violating people’s rights in the British... This is a summary only, visit Bernews for the full article.
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Full Commission of Inquiry Report released - fp Turks and Caicos
Google News - over 5 years
The government then withdrew the report from its website, but the press reportedly widely on the report and its details of alleged corruption or malfeasance in office by former Premier Michael Misick and former ministers Floyd Hall, McAllister Hanchell
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Crown land, cash recovery halfway home - fp Turks and Caicos (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The property had been valued at $178 million, but Kinay bought it at a fraction of that price shortly after giving $500000 to former Premier Michael Misick. Harris recently won a judgment of $975000 against Emerald Cay Ltd. and Worldwide Commercial
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New Constitution No Cure For Crisis - Latin America Monitor (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
The investigation into government corruption under former Premier Michael Misick is ongoing and little progress has been made on the political reforms required by the FCO for elections to be held in TCI, meaning the islands are likely to remain under
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Garlick closes in on Misick - Turks and Caicos Weekly News
Google News - over 5 years
THE lackadaisical pace of Helen Garlick's investigations took a major leap forward with the freezing of all assets owned by former Premier Michael Misick worldwide. The move – under the Proceeds of Crime Ordinance 2007 – shows investigators to be
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TCI freezes former premier's assets - BVI Beacon
Google News - over 5 years
A judge in the Turks and Caicos Islands froze the assets of the territory's former premier, Michael Misick, as part of an investigation into his conduct, a TCI newspaper reported this week. According to an article posted Monday on the
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Global lockdown on assets of ex-Turks and Caicos premier - Stabroek News
Google News - over 5 years
By Stabroek editor | View Comments (Jamaica Observer) A worldwide freeze of the assets of former Turks and Caiços Islands premier Michael Misick has been ordered by Special Prosecutor Helen Garlick, the Turks and Caiços Sun newspaper reported over the
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Joe Grant Cay returned to government - Turks and Caicos Weekly News
Google News - over 5 years
ECO haven Joe Grant Cay has been returned to the Crown amid alleged corruption on the part of both former Premier Michael Misick and developer Cem Kinay. Following lengthy civil recovery proceedings, Attorney General Huw Shepheard concluded that there
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Joe Grant Cay sale terminated, Crown land recovered - fp Turks and Caicos (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The 2008 sale of Joe Grant Cay to developers for $7.7 million has been canceled because Dr. Cem Kinay paid $500000 to former premier Michael Misick just before the “gross undervalue” sale was approved, Supreme Court Justice GW Martin has ruled
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Statement by McAllister Hanchell, former Government Minister of TCI - thebahamasweekly.com
Google News - over 5 years
Neither Michael Misick nor myself are defendants in those proceedings. No one gave evidence and the only party represented was the Government. Dr. Kinay could not afford to be represented because he was prevented by a previous Court Order from spending
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Misick
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 48
    He was briefly remanded at Her Majesty’s Prison Grand Turk before being released on bail on 13 January 2014 ahead of his trial.
    More Details Hide Details He faces charges of conspiracy to receive bribes, conspiracy to defraud the government and money laundering.
    He was returned to Turks and Caicos on 7 January 2014 where he was questioned at the capital's police headquarters.
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  • 2010
    Age 44
    In September 2010 a report from the Turks and Caicos Islands 2008-9 Commission of Inquiry recommended criminal investigation of Misick of possible corruption and abuse of his former position.
    More Details Hide Details On 7 December 2012, Michael Misick was arrested at Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, after being located by Interpol. He was arrested while trying to leave for Sao Paulo. The arrest warrant was issued by Minister Ricardo Lewandowski of the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil on 22 November, at the request of the government of the United Kingdom.
  • 2009
    Age 43
    Misick, who has denied any wrongdoing, resigned on 23 March 2009 after an investigation found "clear signs of corruption" in Turks and Caicos.
    More Details Hide Details The UK Foreign Office said it would suspend the constitution and give control to Governor Gordon Wetherell. The departure of the premier occurred a week earlier than expected. While the investigations were underway, Governor Gordon Wetherell suspended self-government in the islands on 16 August 2009. In June 2011 Misick's assets were frozen by a court order.
  • 2008
    Age 42
    On 15 December 2008 Misick was asked to step down by nine members of his party.
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    In response, the Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands Richard Tauwhare announced the appointment of a Commission of Enquiry into corruption on 10 July 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Misick was accused of raping an American woman on 28 March 2007. The claim against Misick failed, and the woman subsequently brought proceedings against her employers in Florida.
    In 2008, a Foreign Affairs Select Committee of British Members of Parliament conducting a routine review of the administration in British Overseas Territories received several reports of high-level official corruption in the Turks and Caicos.
    More Details Hide Details Their report charged that Misick, "who is alleged to have built up a multi-million dollar fortune since he was elected in 2003 when he declared assets of only $50,000 (£25,000)," enriched himself and fellow ministers "by selling off Crown land to fund current investment."
  • THIRTIES
  • 2003
    Age 37
    The successful petitioning and winning of by-elections held in two constituencies resulted in Misick being sworn in as Chief Minister of the Turks and Caicos Islands on 16 August 2003. In April 2006, Premier Michael Misick married American actress and fashion designer, LisaRaye McCoy; it is reported that the Misicks are divorced.
    More Details Hide Details A statement released on 12 August 2008 to the press by Premier Misick stated: "I am announcing that I am separated from LisaRaye McCoy, I am committed to dissolving the marriage amicably. I believe that this is a private matter and will have no further comments. I hope that our privacy will be respected.” On 7 January 2007, Misick called for general elections on 9 February. The PNP won 13 of the 15 seats, making it one of the most lopsided election results in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
  • 2002
    Age 36
    In March 2002 he was elected leader of the then opposition PNP thus succeeding Washington Misick.
    More Details Hide Details In the April 2003 general elections, Misick's party won 6 out of the possible 13 seats in the legislature.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1995
    Age 29
    He was re-elected in 1995.
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  • 1991
    Age 25
    Misick was first elected to the Legislative Council in 1991, when he became Minister of Tourism, Transportation and Communications.
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  • 1988
    Age 22
    From 1988 to 1991 he was chairman and CEO of Paramount Group of Companies, a property and financial services company.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1984
    Age 18
    Misick spent several years in the private sector where he was sales manager for Prestigious Properties Ltd. from 1984 to 1986 and managing director from 1986 to 1988.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1966
    Age 0
    Born on February 2, 1966.
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