Galmo Williams, the last premier to rule the Turks and Caicos Islands before the British takeover, is urging Turks and Caicos Islanders not to lose sight of the visions of the vision that the Progressive National Party has for the country and so, they should stay the course with that party.
Speaking at a PNP rally at the party headquarters on Airport Road in Providenciales on Friday, March 30, the former premier said that it pained him to see how the country was currently being run and the role some locals play in its political and financial capitulation.
“It pains my heart how some of our own are trying to down-press the PNP, but the PNP will never give up. For God’s sake; for the country’s sake; for your children’s sake, never give up. It doesn’t matter where we are now, but it is about where we want to go. I believe with all my heart of hearts that our best days for this country are yet ahead.
“It doesn’t matter where we are now, but let’s look at where we want to be. When we look at our young people, when we look at all the money that we spent on education, and when we look at investment and other opportunities that we have given to our young people; when we look at tourism and the infrastructure that we have put in, we can say that the PNP is the way to the future,” insisted Williams.
He pointed out that the scores of young people that the Turks and Caicos had educated through scholarships at universities overseas, and the strides made in development and tourism, would enable the country to get back on track and power to greater success.
“So, let no one from nowhere, no colour, no creed, to tell you what we, as Turks and Caicos Islanders, cannot be. We can be whatever we want to be. We can go wherever we want to go. So, for God’s sake, for your sake, for your children’s sake never give up,” Williams urged.
The former premier told the gathering that he was happy to have been catapulted to the rank of party leader and premier, having joined the elite class of individuals such as Norman Saunders and Bob Francis, while stressing that his elevation was due to the people love and confidence in him.
“I am very thankful to have had the opportunity to share that office (Premier and PNP Leader) of the highest position of the party and our country of our great leaders like the Honourable Norman Saunders, Bob Francis and all of the leaders of the PNP. At the age of a little bit over half a century, I think it is a great opportunity, and the reason I was given that opportunity was because of the support of the people from Cheshire Hall, Long Bay and of course, all of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
published in SUN,Turks and Caicos Islands on 17th of April 2012
With many important hotel investments and international awards, Dr. Cem Kinay is one of the world's most important names in the tourism industry.
As the founder of the Austrian, Vienna-based Gulet Turistik(1987) and Magic Life Hotels(1990) chain, he created the "All Inclusive" hotel experience for European tourists.
He managed the Magic Life Hotels chain, which has a total of 20,000 beds and 23 hotels in Austria, Turkey, Greece, Spain, Egypt, Tunisia and Bulgaria, with more than 8000 teammates, as the fastest growing and most successful hotel concept at that time.
Millions of guests were hosted during 15 years, in Sarigerme, Marmaris, Bodrum, Belek, Side and Kemer in Turkey, Kos, Crete, Corfu and Rhodes Islands in Greece, Arlberg in Austria, Hamamet in Tunisia, Mahdia, Djerba, Egypt Sharm El Sheikh and Nile.
In 2021, the establishment of the Anatolity Sustainable Culture and Tourism Foundation was started with Elif Dağdeviren.
In 2020 he did consultancy for construction of u
In 2019 he was founding board member for Turkey Tourism Promotion and Development Agency .
In January 2019 his book “Be Human.Be Smart “was published by Destek Publications.
In 2018 his first book, “Akıllı Ol.İnsan Ol” was published by Destek Yayınları.
2017 Cem KINAY founded Cem KINAY XPD Consulting, providing investment, concept design and digital transformation consultancy for domestic and foreign investors.
In 2014/2015 he was GALATASARAY SPORTS CLUB Board Member.
In 2012 he moved to Istanbul.
In 2009 he had to leave the island after the coup in the Turks and Caicos Islands and the seizure of power and projects by the British government.
In 2006, he was honored by the President of Austria with important and valuable awards such as the "Austrian State Order".
Under the management of Cem Kinay, Gulet Turistik and Magic Life Hotels chain won more than 50 valuable awards from important organizations.
2005-2009 As the founder of The O Property Collection, he made the investments and real estate development of the Mandarin Oriental Dellis Cay Hotel and Bulgari Hotel in the Turks and Caicos. In that years he worked with the world's most magnificent architects like Zaha Hadid, Piero Lissoni, Antonio Citterio, David Chipperfield, Shigeru Ban, Kengo Kuma, Carl Ettensperger and Chad Oppenheim.
In 2004, he sold his shares in the Magic Life Hotels chain to the German TUI group, he moved to Miami, lived in America and Turks and Caicos Islands until 2012.
2003 Opening of the first “All Inclusive” Magic Life hotel on the Spanish island of Fuerteventura.
2002 Opening of the first “All Inclusive” Magic Life hotel in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
2001 Opening of the first “All Inclusive” Magic Life Nile Shiphotel on the Nile river in Egypt.
2001 Opening of the first “All Inclusive” Magic Life hotel in Varna, Bulgaria.
2001 the German TUI joined Magic Life hotel chain.
1998 The first Magic Life Jet was designed and started to fly in cooperation with Austrian Airlines.
1997 Opening of the first "All Inclusive" Magic Life hotel in Hammamet, Tunisia.
In 1997, he was awarded as "Man of the Year" by Austria's important economy magazine "Trend Magazine".
In 1996, he was awarded as the "Tourism Manager of the Year" by the Hotel and Tourism magazine "Traveller".
In 1996 Opening of the first "All Inclusive" Magic Life hotel on the Greek island Kos.
1995/1996 Opening of the first “All Inclusive” Magic Life Ski Hotel in the Arlberg / Austria.
In 1994 The first "All Inclusive" Magic Life Yacht gulet sailed in Bodrum.
In 1990 He founded with his partner Oğuz Serim the Magic Life Hotels Chain and opened the first "All Inclusive" hotel, Magic Life Sarigerme.
1977-1984 Vienna University Faculty of Medicine
1969-1977 Istanbul Austrian High School
1969 he graduated from Ağrı Alpaslan Primary School.
1958-1969 he lived in Aşkale/Erzurum, Diyarbakır and Ağrı.