Turks and Caicos Islands

Hon N. J. S. Francis Building, home to the House of Assembly of Turks and Caicos Islands (image by CaribNews)

Hon N. J. S. Francis Building, home to the House of Assembly of Turks and Caicos Islands (image by CaribNews)

Key Facts

Head of State: HM Queen Elizabeth II

Premier: Hon. Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson MHA

Capital City (location of Parliament): Cockburn Town

Unicameral/Bicameral: Unicameral - House of Assembly (21)

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CPA UK & Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) have participated in several activities delivered by the UK Overseas Territories (UKOT) Project, one of two special projects led by CPA UK. The Chair of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) attended the 2017 Westminster Workshop for PACs, an annual programme for Chairs, Members and Clerks of PACs from across the Commonwealth. Auditors from TCI's external audit office have joined colleagues from other UK Overseas Territories in multilateral e-workshops delivered by the UK National Audit Office (NAO). Three delegates represented TCI at the official launch of the UKOT Project in March 2017. Future support offered by the Project will include a Clerk attachment to the PAC of the House of Assembly. 

In addition to UKOT Project activities, Parliamentarians from TCI have actively participated in CPA UK's multilateral events such as the Westminster Seminar on Parliamentary Practice and Procedure and Westminster Workshop on Public Accounts Committees.

CPA UK has also welcomed a number of visitors  to the UK from TCI's House of Assembly, including the Speaker. CPA UK values this positive past collaboration, and looks forward to further engagement with the House of Assembly and other stakeholders in Turks and Caicos Islands. 

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Our Recent Programmes

Clerk Attachment to the Public Accounts Committee, Turks and Caicos House of Assembly, 29 May-8 June 2018

The Clerk of the Scrutiny Committee of the States of Jersey worked with the Public Accounts Committee in TCI, supporting the Chair, Members and Clerk to develop robust committee management processes and a forward work plan. The Clerk also provided support for their upcoming inquiry and training for new PAC members in drafting questions, reports and recommendations. She wrote about her experiences here

Westminster Workshop on Public Accounts Committees, London, 4-6 December 2017 

The Chair of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Turks and Caicos attended the 2017 Westminster Workshop organised by CPA UK at the UK Parliament. Every year this programme enables PACs across the Commonwealth to discuss good practice in public financial oversight.

CPA UK & UK Overseas Territories’ Parliamentary Forum: Supporting the Role of Public Accounts Committees & Audit Institutions, Miami, 1-2 March 2017

The 2017 Parliamentary Forum on oversight of public funds launched the UK Overseas Territories (UKOT) Project. Chairs of Public Accounts Committees (PACs) and Heads of Internal and External Audit from nine UK Overseas Territories came together to discuss common challenges as well as their priorities for the three-year project. 

CPA BIMR Election Observation Mission to the Turks and Caicos Islands General Election, 15 December 2016

The Mission observed the electoral process in accordance with international standards, including the Turks and Caicos Island's commitments under international law as well as domestic legislation.

CPA BIMR Election Observation Mission to the Turks and Caicos Islands General Election, 9 November 2012

The Mission observed the electoral process in accordance with international standards, including the Turks and Caicos Island's commitments under international law as well as domestic legislation.