Letter: Short changing Turks and Caicos Islands students

Letter: Short changing Turks and Caicos Islands students

Dear Sir:

Despite the PNP taking possession of an almost bankrupt Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government after the election of 2012, that party managed to provide over 100 scholarships for TCI students during the first year of the PNP administration and the PNP party eventually worked up to nearly 300 scholarships for TCI students in 2016.


Conversely, the PDM took possession of the Turks and Caicos Islands government in 2016 with nearly a $65 million budget surplus and they have approved only 43 of the 280 applications for scholarships submitted by TCI students.

Where is the PDM’s commitment to the education of our children?

How can the current PDM government justify intentionally reducing the number of scholarships available to TCI students while simultaneously rubber-stamping unlimited supplemental appropriations for the Attorney General’s Office and Rhondalee Braithwaite-Knowles to pursue unnecessary civil litigation that prevents development and jobs which we so desperately need?

If somebody would muzzle Rhondalee Braithwaite-Knowles, there would be a surplus of funds available in the TCI treasury for scholarships to educate our children, and honest developers might return to our shores.

Edith Delancy