The Turks and Caicos Islands: Paradise interrupted
The Economist - over 5 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 dodgin...
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