Time for the Governor ,Deputy Governor to start respecting Premier in TCI

Published in TCI Post

Readers may remember that late last year at the 2nd sitting of the House of Assembly, the Premier made a Ministerial Statement in Parliament. The following is an excerpt from that statement:
Mr. Speaker, as Premier, I am responsible for the conduct of business in all ministries, along with the holders of the ministerial portfolios, so I will not go deep into the business of those ministries. Mr. Speaker, I assumed responsibility for Investment and Trade as I saw the need to boost inward invest in this country. Mr. Speaker, I must state clearly that the Inward Investment Unit cannot function maximally under the Deputy Governor’s Office and with the current structure. Therefore Mr. Speaker, it is my Government’s intention to transfer the Investment Unit to the Ministry of Finance and the development of a new statutory body with similar functions to TCInvest to replace the Investment Unit in short order. I will allow the Hon. Minister of Finance to expound on this further.
Mr. Speaker, during the period of the Interim Administration, the Spokesperson for the Governor’s Office was also in charge of the TCIG’s Press Office. Mr. Speaker, after we were elected as the Government, there is a clear reluctance to relinquish control of the Press Office, which is still under the Deputy Governor’s Office. Mr. Speaker, come January morning the TCIG’s Press Office will be transferred to the office of the Premier with increased staffing and no interference. End
In response to that section of the Ministerial statement, it was brought to my attention that the Deputy Governor said that the Premier is a Minister without portfolio and cannot make such decisions and as a result the press office and the Investment Unit will be staying where they are. The Investment unit is operated from the Deputy Governor’s Office and the governor is refusing to relinquish control of the government’s press office.
The letter from the Deputy Attorney General Rhondalee Braithwaite informing investors that the Premier has no authority to deal with any investment in the TCI confirms that the Governor , the Deputy Governor and British Officials have no respect for the Premier or his office or for the will of the voters of the TCI. Rhondalee had to get permission from someone high up in the former interim regime in order to write such a letter.
The Press Secretary Zadie Neufville who is a Jamaican refused to take any instructions from the Premier and does not speak to him. Imagine an expat paid by our tax dollars disrespecting our elected Premier.
The governor and the Deputy Governor has created an atmosphere where expat civil servants will soon show the Honourable Premier their Middle Finger.
The Governor’s Parrot oops press Secretary Neil Smith still follows the elected government around even though he is not wanted and the government press secretary Zadie Neufville only take instructions from Neil Smith.
To add insult to injury the Governor and the Deputy Governor are demanding that the Premier must get approval from them first before he can hold a press conference and they want to know before hand what he is going to say. This is disrespect to the highest. When is it going to stop????


By Cem Kınay

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.

He was born in 1958 in Istanbul Bakirköy.