(Caribbean News Now): PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands -- The new Turks and Caicos Constitution Order 2011 takes effect on Monday.
This marks the beginning of the end of the three-year UK-led interim administration, following the return to a locally elected government after the general election on 9 November 2012. The Turks and Caicos Islands are a British Overseas Territory.
The new Constitution was a joint product of the UK government and the political and civic leaders of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The interim administration took over the running of the country following the suspension of parts of the previous 2006 Constitution following the Sir Robin Auld Commission of Inquiry, which stated that there was “… a high probability of systemic corruption in government and the legislature and among public officers in the Turks and Caicos Islands in recent years.”