The Sun Newspaper has recently published an article by its editor Hayden Boyce with the Title “Where is Special Prosecutor Helen Garlick” Throughout the course of this investigation the SIPT has not commented upon media reports, save to correct obvious inaccuracies and misstatements. It does not comment on matters that are in front of the court, or confidential. 1. The role of Special Prosecutor does not require Helen Garlick to… read more →
Press Release Monday, 18th January 2016 The trial of Michael Misick and co-defendants began on Tuesday 8th December , 2015 at the Court in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands . Media is advised that the Special Investigation and Prosecution Team will use its website www.tci-sit.org as a primary means of communication and will ensure that statements and other pertinent information are updated daily . The Crown’s opening , on Monday… read more →
Press Release Wednesday, 17th September 2014 Media reports on trial without jury The current online edition of the Turks and Caicos Sun carries an article, which refers to the recent Court of Appeal judgement that upheld the decision of Harrison J that the trial of Michael Misick and others should take place without a jury. The article contains claims that are untrue. In particular it is claimed that “legislation was… read more →
Press Release Providenciales – 31 March 2014 Richard Michael Padgett appeared before the Supreme Court in Providenciales via video link from Leeds Crown Court, UK on 31st March 2014 before Judge Justice Paul Harrison. Mr Padgett pleaded guilty to Bribery and Conspiracy to pervert the course of Public Justice. He was sentenced to two years imprisonment on the Bribery charges, six months imprisonment on the Conspiracy to pervert the course… read more →
Press Release Providenciales – 21 January 2014 Statement from the Turks and Caicos Islands Special Investigation and Prosecution Team (SIPT) On Wednesday, 16th January 2014, by an application to the court by the SIPT, criminal proceedings against Quinton Albert Hall were dismissed. At the same time Mr Hall agreed with the acting Attorney General, as the Civil Recovery Authority for the Islands, to settle proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime… read more →
Press Release Providenciales – 16 January 2014 McAllister Hanchell has today appeared before the Magistrates Court in Providenciales charged with Perjury, the case has been adjourned to the Supreme Court on 7th March 2014.
Press Release Providenciales – 13 January 2014 Turks and Caicos Islands Special Investigation and Prosecution Team (SIPT) Update. Former Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), Michael Misick, was released on conditional bail by the TCI Supreme Court today, Monday, 13 January 2014. Mr Misick faces charges of Conspiracy to receive bribes, Conspiracy to defraud government, and money laundering related to his time in office. He will appear next… read more →
Press Release Providenciales – 7 January 2014 Former TCI Premier, Michael Misick, was charged with Conspiracy to bribe and appeared at the Magistrate’s Court in Grand Turk today, Tuesday, 7 January 2013. Michael Misick’s bail application was initially rejected by the Magistrate, before being accepted on appeal by the Turks and Caicos Supreme Court later this afternoon. As he was unable to meet the bail conditions this evening, he has… read more →