On Monday,07th of May the Governor published Quarterly Milestones Update. The Governor is aware that these Updates are highly anticipated for one principal reason: any indication they might give as to a date for elections. Like people anywhere who have been disenfranchised, the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands yearn for the return of their universally recognized right to elect and be governed by their own representatives. The British Government knows this as well: it is the same principle that they went to war for in Iraq, and continue to fight for and promote around the globe. Yet it is one they continue to deny in the TCI.
As for the 7 May Update, the words that caught most people’s attention were these:
“It is clear that while significant progress has been made in many areas, further work remains to be done before UK Ministers can judge significant enough progress to allow them to reinstate the Constitution, thus triggering fresh elections.”
Most people see this as a walk-back from the previously clear indication that elections will be held before the end of 2012. It appears to be part of a continuing pattern of borderline deceptions that include leading us to believe that HMG would bear the cost of SIPT!
It is a reckless and dangerous way to conduct the serious business of governance. As I travel around the Islands in my campaign for the leadership of the PNP, I sense a rising tide of frustration with the Interim Administration’s fixation on Milestones progress as opposed to the welfare and well-being of real people. The growing attraction of full independence is fed by this frustration as much as it is by the arrogance, insensitivity and double standards that have come to characterize the British mission here.
In my first address as Chairman of the Consultative Forum, I said that the best job the Forum could do for the people of the TCI is to work itself out of a job as quickly as possible. I resigned more than two years ago to undertake the far more important work that I am currently doing, and almost three years on the Forum is still firmly in place with no apparent end in sight.
So we are halfway through the year and suddenly doubt has been cast on the widely accepted belief, created and encouraged by the Governor and his bosses that elections will be held before the end of the year.
Many people will find that disappointing and discouraging and the only way to repair the damage now is for the Governor to expressly confirm that elections will be held before the end of the year, to name the date and to make the Milestones fit that date. They are after all his milestones, not ours!
Having had the opportunity to gauge the mood of the people, I have come to the view that an early date for elections is the single most important item on our agenda of things to be settled with the British. If that continues to be denied I will, as Leader of the PNP, and after close consultation with my Party’s Executive and with their support, devise and pursue such strategies as may be necessary to restore this most basic of human rights to the people of the TCI.
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.