Turks and Caicos Islands

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American Sentenced, Freed by Turks and Caicos

Bryan Hagerich had ammunition in his luggage

(Newser) - The Pennsylvania tourist detained in Turks and Caicos for having ammunition in his luggage was released Friday after receiving a suspended sentence of 52 weeks. Bryan Hagerich, who was arrested in February while on vacation with his wife and children, could have received a prison term of 12 years, UPI...

Another American Facing Prison in Turks and Caicos

5 have been arrested in last 6 months on ammo charges

(Newser) - Another American has been arrested in Turks and Caicos for alleged possession of ammunition, bringing the number of US tourists facing ammo charges in the Caribbean territory in the past six months to five. The latest detainee has not been identified, and authorities haven't even released information like such...

US Tourists Face 12 Years in Prison for Ammo in Luggage

Ryan Watson, Bryan Hagerich say they were unaware of hunting rounds left in their bags

(Newser) - An Oklahoma man who spent a long weekend in Turks and Caicos celebrating his 40th birthday hasn't left the British Overseas Territory some three weeks later, after ammunition was found in his luggage. In 2022, Turks and Caicos amended a law, allowing a mandatory minimum 12-year prison sentence for...

American Flight Bound for NC Makes a Sad, Unexpected Stop

Indiana woman dies after falling sick midflight; plane made emergency landing on Caribbean isle

(Newser) - A flight from the Dominican Republic to North Carolina made an emergency stop in the Turks and Caicos Islands this week after a woman fell ill during the trip and later died. A Wednesday social media post from the archipelago's police force, which deemed the incident a "sudden...

American Tourist Loses Leg to Shark
American Tourist
Loses Leg to Shark

American Tourist Loses Leg to Shark

Connecticut woman, 22, was snorkeling in Turks and Caicos islands

(Newser) - A 22-year-old woman from Connecticut who was on vacation in the Turks and Caicos islands has lost one of her legs to a shark, reports CT Insider . The unidentified woman was snorkeling when the shark attacked, and she was listed in serious condition at a local hospital, per NBC News...

20 Found Dead on Small Boat in Caribbean

It was drifting near Turks and Caicos Islands, an oft-used region for human traffickers

(Newser) - A boat was found drifting about a mile off Grand Turk island with 20 dead people on board, including two children, authorities in the Turks and Caicos Islands said Sunday. Officials said investigators had ruled out foul play but were still trying to determine what happened, per the AP . The...

Three Vacationers Drown at Beach, Girls Rescued

Americans were vacationing in Turks and Caicos

(Newser) - Three vacationing adults from the Houston area drowned off a beach in Turks and Caicos, while two children with them were rescued. The group, which included members of two families, was caught in a fast-moving tide Monday at Bambarra Beach on the island of Middle Caicos, officials in the British...

In Puerto Rico, a 'Humanitarian Emergency'

Hurricane Maria has knocked out power that may not be back for six months

(Newser) - Hurricane Maria moved toward the Turks and Caicos islands early Friday as a weakened but still extremely dangerous Category 3 hurricane. The storm has left a trail of devastation behind it and caused at least 32 deaths on Caribbean islands, including Puerto Rico, where the entire electrical grid was knocked...

Downgraded But Deadly, Irma Leaves Trail of Destruction

Florida making final preparations

(Newser) - Hurricane Irma continued to leave a trail of destruction behind it in the Caribbean early Friday, slamming into the Turks and Caicos Islands, where communication was cut off and widespread damage feared. The storm was later downgraded from a Category 5 storm to a Category 4 storm with maximum winds...

US Tourist Shot While on Caribbean Vacation

Kevin Newman of Alabama is now hospitalized in Florida

(Newser) - An American tourist vacationing in the Caribbean with his family was medically evacuated to Florida Friday after being shot outside his resort in what police are investigating as an attempted robbery. According to WTVM , Kevin Newman of Alabama was found on a street near his hotel on Providenciales island in...

Canada to Caribbean Island: Sorry, We Won't Annex You

'Saskatchewarm' off the table, for now

(Newser) - Canadians who want to get away from brutal winters are still going to have to leave the country. After a meeting that Turks and Caicos Premier Rufus Ewing described as a "courtship," a Canadian government spokesman quashed talk that Canada would annex the nation as an 11th province,...

Today's Luxe Vacation Home: Less Palace, More Shack

The rich are shelling out less for beachfront escapes

(Newser) - Steve Schram has an unusual slogan for the new beachfront island getaways he’s building: “Affordable housing for the affluent.” Schram is selling pint-sized homes on Turks and Ciacos in the West Indies for as little as $1.4 million—or 44% less than the previous cheapest property...

Latest Celebrity Getaways
 Latest Celebrity Getaways 


Latest Celebrity Getaways

Dubai is out of favor, but these destinations are heating up

(Newser) - With Dubai in dire straits, where will jet-setters go now? The Frisky knows. See full details here .
  • Morocco: Big names like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston were in Marrakesh recently for the opening of a Chopard jewelry boutique.
  • Croatia: With the war over, celebs such as Steven Spielberg and Robert

Migrant Boat Capsizes Near Haiti; 85 Missing

Some 113 saved after vessel reportedly hit reef evading police

(Newser) - A boat carrying Haitian migrants capsized and sank off the Turks and Caicos Islands and up to 85 people are missing, the US Coast Guard says. One survivor said the boat struck a reef as it tried to elude police. Rescuers found 113 survivors stranded on two reefs and recovered...

Willis Set for Island Wedding
 Willis Set for Island Wedding 

Willis Set for Island Wedding

Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher are already there

(Newser) - Bruce Willis—who turned 54 today—is going to tie the knot this week in the Caribbean with his girlfriend, 32-year-old model Emma Heming, a source tells People. The intimate ceremony will be on the Turks & Caicos, where Willis has a home. Guest villas have been booked and friends,...

Keys, Caribbean Isles Evacuate for Ike

Category 3 storm expected to hit Turks and Caicos today

(Newser) - Tourists and locals are fleeing the Florida Keys and Caribbean islands as Hurricane Ike closes in today, CNN reports. Forecasters predict Ike will slam into the Turks and Caicos islands late today or early tomorrow with Category 3 winds near 115 mph and 9- to 12-foot-high waves. The storm is...

Child Spotted in Caribbean Isn't Snooks

Report that Rockefeller fled to Turks & Caicos isn't credible: cops

(Newser) - Clark Rockefeller and his abducted daughter have not been spotted in the Caribbean, the Boston Globe reports. A report that the mysterious man and 7-year-old Reigh "Snooks" Boss were seen twice on Turks and Caicos was not credible, Boston police said today. The child was snatched Sunday; police say...

Tropical Storm Noel Kills 20
Tropical Storm Noel Kills 20

Tropical Storm Noel Kills 20

After slamming Haiti and Dominican Republic, heads for Cuba, Bahamas

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Noel slammed into the Dominican Republic today with torrential rain and mudslides, leaving 20 people dead and another 20 missing. Noel was expected to drop as much as 20 inches of rain on Hispaniola, the island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic, before heading northwest toward the...

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