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 King Charles III

Head of Government: Premier Hon. Charles Washington Misick MHA

Capital City (location of Parliament): Cockburn Town

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

Further Information:


CPA UK & Turks and Caicos Islands

The House of Assembly of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) regularly engages in bilateral and multilateral activities delivered as part of the CPA UK-led UK Overseas Territories Project which focuses on good governance and oversight of public finances. Most recently, the Project was invited to TCI in September 2021 to deliver a Post-Election Seminar to equip the new cohort of parliamentarians with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform their duties effectively, through a series of activities in which parliamentarians exchanged on a range of topics.

In addition to UKOT Project activities, Parliamentarians from TCI have actively participated in CPA UK's multilateral events such as Public Accounts Committee Inquiry Workshop in October 2021, and the Westminster Seminar in November 2020

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 the Turks and Caicos Islands. 

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Recent Programmes

Fourth UK Overseas Territories Forum on Oversight of Public Finances & Good Governance, Virtual, 30 November - 2 December 2021

Key actors from the UK and the Overseas Territories met virtually from 30 November to 2 December for the Oversight of Public Finance and Good Governance Forum 2021. This was the fourth programme of its kind, designed to bring together key stakeholders from across the Overseas Territories, including Speakers, Members, and Clerks from Legislatures, as well as Internal and External Auditors and Electoral Officials, to explore issues relating to good governance and oversight of public finances.

PAC Inquiry Workshop, Virtual, 11-22 October 2021

CPA UK hosted two, five-day virtual training workshops for Commonwealth Public Accounts Committees, giving delegates an opportunity to explore each stage of an inquiry process from evidence gathering and effective questioning techniques to reports, recommendations, and media engagement.

Post-Election Seminar, Turks and Caicos Islands, 16-23 September 2021

CPA UK was delighted to have been invited by the House of Assembly of Turks and Caicos Islands, to deliver a Post-Election Seminar from 16-23 September. The Seminar set out to equip the new cohort of parliamentarians with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform their duties effectively, through a series of activities in which parliamentarians exchanged on a range of topics.

Public Accounts Committee Training, Virtual, 5-7 July 2021

CPA UK were invited by the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) to deliver a three-day training for parliamentarians of the newly formed Public accounts Committee (PAC). The training, which took place virtually, aimed to equip elected representatives in TCI with the knowledge and skills required to carry out their parliamentary duties effectively. 

Election Expert Mission to the TCI General Election, Virtual, 10-23 February 2021

At the invitation of the Governor of TCI, His Excellency Nigel Dakin OBE, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association British Islands and Mediterranean Region (CPA BIMR) conducted a virtual Election Expert Mission to the Turks and Caicos Islands General Elections in February 2021. The invitation was supported by the then Government and Official Opposition of TCI.

Westminster Seminar, Virtual, 23-25 November 2020

CPA UK's flagship programme for newly-elected parliamentarians and clerks, providing a unique platform for participants to network and engage with counterparts; exploring approaches to parliamentary democracy, practice and procedure in the context of parliamentary systems from across the Commonwealth, drawing comparisons between different legislatures. A Parliamentarian from TCI spoke as part of the programme.


Featured Past Programmes

Clerk Attachment to the Turks and Caicos Islands Public Accounts Committee, Turks and Caicos Islands, 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

Secondment from the Turks and Caicos Islands Internal Audit Office to the Scottish Government, Edinburgh, July 2019

Claire Malcolm from the Turks and Caicos Islands Internal Audit Office undertook a secondment with the Scottish Government as part of the UK Overseas Territories Project.