Districts of the Turks and Caicos Islands

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The Turks and Caicos Islands are divided into five administrative districts (one in the Turks Islands and four in the Caicos Islands), and the Island of Grand Turk; four of these are headed by District Commissioners, and Providenciales District is run by the Permanent Secretary of the Office of the Premier in Providenciales. The Island of Grand Turk is directly administered by the TCI Government.[1]

Map of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Nr Administrative District Headquarters Area (km²) Population[a] Electoral Districts
Caicos Islands
1 Providenciales (including West Caicos) Providenciales 163.6 23,769 6
2 North Caicos Bottle Creek 144.9 1,443 2
3 Middle Caicos Conch Bar 144.2 168 1
4 South Caicos (including East Caicos) Cockburn Harbour 136.8 1,139 2
Turks Islands
5 Grand Turk Grand Turk 17.6 4,831 4
6 Salt Cay Salt Cay 9.1 108 -
Turks and Caicos Islands Grand Turk 616.3 31,458 15

(the area figures were determined from information in "TCI Physical Characteristics")[2]

Electoral Districts[edit]

For the legislative council, the Turks and Caicos Islands are divided into fifteen Electoral Districts (four in the Turks Islands and eleven in the Caicos Islands):[3][4][5][6]

Electoral District Official Description Representative as of 2004-10-13
Turks Islands
Electoral District One West Road, Grand Turk Dwayne Taylor
Electoral District Two Overback, Grand Turk Floyd Basil Hall
Electoral District Three Backsalina-North, Grand Turk Oswald O. Skippings
Electoral District Four Backsalina-South, Grand Turk1)  Derek Hugh Taylor
Caicos Islands
Electoral District Five South Caicos South, South Caicos2)  McAllister Eugene Hanchell
Electoral District Six South Caicos North, South Caicos Norman B. Saunders
Electoral District Seven Middle Caicos Jeffrey Christoval Hall
Electoral District Eight North Caicos- East, North Caicos Michael Eugene Misick
Electoral District Nine North Caicos- West, North Caicos3)  Clarence W. Selver
Electoral District Ten The Bight, Providenciales Karen Delancy
Electoral District Eleven Blue Hills, Providenciales Vaden Delroy Williams
Electoral District Twelve Five Cays, Providenciales Lillian Robinson Been
Electoral District Thirteen Cheshire Hall, Providenciales Galmo Williams
Electoral District Fourteen Leeward, Providenciales 4) 
Electoral District Fifteen Wheeland and West caicos
1) including Salt Cay
2) including Big Ambergris Cay and Little Ambergris Cay
3) including Parrot Cay
4) including Pine Cay and Water Cay

An official web site mentions two additional electoral districts on Providenciales, namely Long Bay Hills and Richmond Hill, but without giving district numbers[7]

Turks and Caicos 2012 Electoral Districts

For the November 2012 elections the Electoral District Boundary Commission has delineated 10 Electoral districts:

  1. Grand Turk North - former West Road and Overback
  2. Grand Turk South - former North and South Back Salina, and Salt Cay
  3. South Caicos, East Caicos, Little and Big Ambergris Cays
  4. Middle and North Caicos, and Parrot Cay
  5. Leeward, Providenciales, Pine Cay, Little and Big Water Cays, and East Cays, including Dellis Cay
  6. The Bight, Providenciales
  7. Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hill, Providenciales
  8. Blue Hills, Providenciales
  9. Five Cays, Providenciales
  10. Wheeland and North West and North Central, Providenciales, and West Caicos.

On August 14, 2012, Governor Roderic Todd signed into law the Electoral Districts (Boundaries Amendment) Ordinance.[8]

2016 election results by constituency[edit]

By the time of the 2016 House of Assembly elections, there were 10 electoral districts ("constituencies") and the results were as follows:

Constituency Candidate Party Votes
1 Grand Turk North George Lightbourne PNP 305
Derek Rolle PDM 273
Kwame Odinga Smith PDA 21
2 Grand Turk South and Saltcay Edwin Astwood PDM 399
Arthur Lightbourne PNP 276
Noel Terrence Skippings PDA 66
Valerie Jennings Independent 12
3 South Caicos Ruth Blackman PNP 146
McAllister Eusene Hanchell Independent 97
Keno Shamado Forbes PDM 70
Christopher Emanuel Hall PDA 6
4 Middle and North Caicos Ralph Higgs PDM 262
Mark Fulford PNP 201
5 Leeward (Providenciales) Akierra Missick PNP 376
Ezra Ringo Tyrone Taylor PDM 289
Calsada Carolie Johnson PDA 17
6 The Bight (Providenciales) Porsha Stubbs-Smith PNP 285
George C.D. Pratt PDM 284
Dozzlie McLom Delancy PDA 38
7 Cheshire Hall and Richmond Hill (Providenciales) Douglas Parnell PDM 451
Amanda Misick PNP 347
Charles Delancy PDA 43
8 Blue Hills (Providenciales) Mixmillian Goldray Ewing PDM 366
Claudine Ewing-Pratt PNP 267
Ciclyn Been PDA 37
9 Five Cays (Providenciales) Sean Rickard Astwood PDM 470
Rachel Marshall Taylor PNP 269
Bobbie Chambers PDA 15
10 Wheeland (Providenciales) Vaden Delroy Williams PDM 305
Dameko Canez Dean PNP 173
Hudson James Parker Independent 23
All Island District
5 elected at-large
Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson PDM 3,024
Josephine Connolly PDM 3,019
Derek Hugh Taylor PDM 2,740
Karen Evadne Malcolm PDM 2,725
Washington Misick PNP 2,335
Robert A. Been PDM 2314
Rufus Ewing PNP 2234
John Malcolm PNP 2011
Ricardo Don-Hue Gardner PNP 1901
Sheba Latrice Wilson PNP 1861
Michael Misick Independent 1629
Jasmin Walkin Independent 834
Sabrina Elizebeth Green Independent 675
Oswald Skippings PDA 549
Clarence Wesley Selver Independent 301
Samuel Iotis Harvey PDA 255
Courtney Missick Independent 240
Damian Wilson Independent 206
Shirley Louise Clarke-Calcano PDA 178
Herbert Andrew Swann jr. PDA 135
Oscar O’Brien Forbes Independent 67
Source: RTC

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Islands area and population data retrieved from the 2012 census

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.gov.tc/
  2. ^ "TCI Physical Characteristics" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Electoral Districts of the Turks and Caicos Islands". Caribbean Elections. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Governor signs Electoral Districts (Boundaries Amendment) Ordinance into law". 15 August 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2013.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT - TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS 2017 REGISTER OF ELECTORS". www.gov.tc. Retrieved 2019-05-27.
  6. ^ "Nominated Candidates For General Election 2016". www.gov.tc. Retrieved 2019-05-27.
  7. ^ "Salt Cay tourist information". Archived from the original on 16 March 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  8. ^ "Governor signs Electoral Districts (Boundaries Amendment) Ordinance into law". 15 August 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2013.[permanent dead link]

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