Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands September 28th, 2023 – Invest Turks and Caicos Agency (Invest TCI) celebrated a milestone event with its second Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on September 19th, 2023, at the prestigious Ritz Carlton. The meeting, called to order by the newly appointed Chairman of the Board, Ms. Cindy Ewing, marked a significant moment in the Agency’s journey towards promoting economic development and responsible investment in the Turks & Caicos Islands.
The evening commenced with opening remarks delivered by the Hon. E. Jay Saunders, Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance, Investment & Trade of the Turks & Caicos Islands. Hon. Saunders underscored the pivotal role of Invest TCI in advancing the economic landscape of the TCI and expressed gratitude for the Agency’s commendable service and contributions to the country’s economic development.
CEO Angela Musgrove presented an overview of the Agency’s achievements for the financial year 2022/2023. She emphasized Invest TCI’s commitment to creating a positive impact and shaping the future of the economic landscape, with a focus on fair wealth distribution for all, primarily benefiting the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
A significant highlight of the AGM was a compelling panel discussion on “Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG): Investment and its Impact.” The discussion, moderated by Judith Garland, Legal and Compliance Officer of Invest TCI, aimed to raise awareness about ESG, its associated challenges, and the necessary steps to ensure that development initiatives have a tangible and beneficial impact on the lives and communities of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Distinguished panel participants included The Attorney General, The Hon. Rhondalee Braithwaite-Knowles, OBE, KC; Wesley Clerveaux, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Fisheries, Marine Affairs, Culture, and Heritage, Agriculture at Turks and Caicos Islands Government; Ivor Stanbrook, Founder and Managing Director of Windward Development and John Fair, Developer of The Strand Development.
During the AGM, Invest TCI also took the opportunity to recognize and reward staff members who exemplified the Agency’s core values of Teamwork, Professionalism, Exceptional Service, Service to Community, Innovation and Creativity, and Growth. Congratulations were extended to Roshaun Malcolm – Executive Administrative Assistant; Alexa Cooper – Vice President-SME Development; Hezron Henry – Marketing Support Officer; Judith Garland – Legal and Compliance Officer; and Temeka Rigby – Administrative Officer.
Commenting on the AGM, Cindy Ewing, Chairman of the Board, stated,“As the newly appointed Chairman of the Board of Invest TCI, I am honored and excited to be a part of this organization’s mission to drive positive change in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Our second Annual General Meeting was a significant milestone, bringing together stakeholders who share our commitment to responsible investment and economic development. I look forward to working with our dedicated team and partners to shape the future of the Turks and Caicos Islands.”
Angela Musgrove, CEO of Invest TCI, commented, “At Invest TCI, we are driven by a vision of an economically vibrant Turks & Caicos Islands where growth is sustainable, inclusive, and beneficial to all. Our AGM provided a platform to reflect on our achievements and to set ambitious goals for the future. We are deeply committed to integrating ESG principles into our work, and the panel discussion on this topic was a significant step in that direction. I am grateful for the dedication of our team and the support of our partners as we work together to create lasting economic and social impact in our community.”
For more information on the AGM, please visit www.investturksandcaicos.tc or contact us at 649 338 4772.
About Invest Turks and Caicos
Invest Turks and Caicos is the Islands’ Investment Promotion Agency, responsible for enhancing the economy through the attraction, growth and retention of overseas investment; and supporting the growth of local businesses.
We provide a free and confidential service to overseas businesses looking to expand and will work with a company project team throughout the investment process, providing advice and support. This can include:
- Information on the local business climate;
- facilitating contact with relevant Government Departments throughout the investment process;
- advice on Government incentives and concessions to investors;
- introductions to local service providers/suppliers;
- advice on work permits and permanent residency procedures;
- ongoing support following set up.
We also work actively to support local businesses’ growth, including managing and delivering the Micro Small and Medium Enterprise programme, which provides concessions and relief to locally owned businesses.