CARPHA and the Ministry of Health, Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) launched the TCI Tourism Health and Safety Program (THP) under the TCI CARE National Initiative on June 22nd, 2016 at Grace Bay Club, Providenciales.

TCI is the first Caribbean country to officially launch the THP, leading the way regionally for enhancing the health and safety of the tourism product in this landmark event. The TCI Care campaign is a vision of the Premier of TCI, representing the fingerprint of tourism in TCI.

It promotes the six features of the TCI tourism (Safety, Security, Service and Sun, Sand Sea), and TCI’s commitment to providing a unique and the highest quality tourism product in the world.

The safety (health) component of TCI CARE will be executed under its national THP, led by Ministry of Health in collaboration with CARPHA. It will include a real time early warning and response system whereby negative health events in the tourism industry would be addressed immediately; health safety and environmental sanitation protocols, standards and certification; and an intense training and education initiative.

THP Steering Committee

Ms. Cheryl-Ann Jones

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Tourism,
Culture and the Environment

Ms. Tamera Robinson

Deputy Secretary
Ministry of Health and Human Services

Dr. Shandey Malcom

Deputy Chief Epidemiologist
National Epidemiology and Research Unit
Ministry of Health and Human Services

Mrs. Stacy Cox

Executive Director
Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA)

Ms. Desiree Lewis

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Health and Human Services

Dr. Nadia Astwood

Chief Medical Officer / Director of Health Services
Ministry of Health and Human Services

Mr. Kenrick Neely

Chief Environmental Health Officer / Director of Environmental Health
Ministry of Health and Human Services

Ms. Mary Lightbourne

Director of Tourism (Ag.)
Turks and Caicos Tourist Board