John Freeman, Governor of Turks and Caicos Islands
Following the devastation caused by hurricane Irma, John Freeman, Governor of Turks and Caicos Islands, has said recovery efforts are progressing smoothly.
Mr. Freeman made the disclosure during an interview with RJR News reporter Andrea Chisholm who is in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
He said the priority at this time is to ensure that victims get relief supplies such as food and electricity as well as telecommunication.
"We're making good progress on a number of those but there are some tough challenges, particularly for the outter family of islands to get this sorted out," he pointed out.
In terms of the progress he said, "We've got airport connectivity now, the airport in Provo is open, commercial flights from everywhere can come here and are coming here today, tourists can therefore easily leave if they wish to leave."
The airports in Grand Turk and South Caicos he hoped would soon be open for normal business and not just emergency flights.
He expressed satisfaction with the recovery efforts so far said and added that the islands are also receiving international assistance.