header HomePlacesMapsMap Products & ServicesHotels & TravelDestination GuidesWeb DirectoryContact

Turks and Caicos Islands:
Government

Flag of Turks and Caicos Islands
Click to enlarge

Turks and Caicos Islands Page


Other pages in this profile of the Turks and Caicos Islands:
Geography, People, Economy, Communications & Transportation, Military & Transnational Issues.
Country name
Definition
conventional long form: none
conventional short form: Turks and Caicos Islands
abbreviation: TCI
Dependency status
Definition
overseas territory of the UK
Government type
Definition
NA
Capital
Definition
name: Grand Turk (Cockburn Town)
geographic coordinates: 21 28 N, 71 08 W
time difference: UTC-5 (same time as Washington, DC during Standard Time)
daylight saving time: +1hr, begins first Sunday in April; ends last Sunday in October
Administrative divisions
Definition
none (overseas territory of the UK)
Independence
Definition
none (overseas territory of the UK)
National holiday
Definition
Constitution Day, 30 August (1976)
Constitution
Definition
Turks and Caicos Islands Constitution Order 2006 (effective 9 August 2006)
Legal system
Definition
based on laws of England and Wales, with a few adopted from Jamaica and The Bahamas
Suffrage
Definition
18 years of age; universal
Executive branch
Definition
chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); represented by Governor Gordon WETHERELL (since 5 August 2008)
head of government: Premier Michael Eugene MISICK (chief minister since 15 August 2003, sworn in as premier on 9 August 2006); note - the office of premier was created in the 2006 constitution
cabinet: Cabinet consists of the governor, the premier, six ministers appointed by the governor from among the members of the House of Assembly, and the attorney general
elections: the monarch is hereditary; governor appointed by the monarch; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party is appointed premier by the governor
Legislative branch
Definition
unicameral House of Assembly (21 seats of which 15 are popularly elected; members serve four-year terms)
elections: last held 9 February 2007 (next to be held in 2011)
election results: percent of vote by party - PNP 60%, PDM 40%; seats by party - PNP 13, PDM 2
Judicial branch
Definition
Supreme Court; Court of Appeal
Political parties and leaders
Definition
People's Democratic Movement or PDM [Floyd SEYMOUR]; Progressive National Party or PNP [Michael Eugene MISICK]
Political pressure groups and leaders
Definition
NA
International organization participation
Definition
Caricom (associate), CDB, Interpol (subbureau), UPU
Diplomatic representation in the US
Definition
none (overseas territory of the UK)
Diplomatic representation from the US
Definition
none (overseas territory of the UK)
Flag description
Definition
blue, with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the colonial shield centered on the outer half of the flag; the shield is yellow and contains a conch shell, lobster, and cactus


Google
 
Web sitesatlas.com