12 September 2017
Bordier & Cie is pleased to announce that the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) is making good progress to restore essential services such as power, water and communications to the island.
Bordier & Cie can confirm that power, telephone and email systems have been restored on the ground at Bordier Bank (TCI) Ltd. (the Bank). The Bank is operational. The Bank’s fax communication line is still not working and we therefore urge clients to contact the Bank by email or on the main telephone line at +1 649 946 4535 should they require assistance.
The Bankers Association has advised the public that banks in TCI will be open from Tuesday September 12 to Friday September 15 from 10 am to 1 pm.
Bordier Bank (TCI) Ltd. will follow the same opening schedule to allow our employees to attend to family and personal matters.
Should you require assistance outside of these hours please call Corey Williams at +1 345 925 3231. Thank your for your continued support and patience.
11 September 2017
Bordier & Cie empathizes with everyone who has been impacted by Hurricane Irma including our colleagues and friends in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI).
Hurricane Irma has left the TCI with the challenge to rebuild their infrastructure and economy. Bordier & Cie is committed to assisting in this process.
In the immediate aftermath of the hurricane, Bordier & Cie is pleased to report that all of our employees at Bordier Bank (TCI) Ltd. (Btc) are safe. In addition, Btc’s office building is secure and not damaged by the storm.
Power and communications in TCI are extremely limited and in many areas of the island are not functioning at all. TCI is working to restore all of these essential services as soon as possible.
Btc is operational and can accept client instructions. If you require assistance please contact Corey Williams at +1 345 925 3231.
We will post another update as soon as we receive more information from the ground in TCI.
8 September 2017
DDME advises hurricame foce winds will end for the island according to the following estimated timings:
Grand Turk – 8.30pm Thursday
South Caicos – 10.30pm Thursday
East Caicos – 11.00pm Thursday
Middle Caicos – 12.30pm Friday
North Caicos – 1.00am Friday
Providenciales 2.30am Friday
West Caicos – 3.30am Friday
Grand Turk is out of the radius of hurricane force winds. It is now experiencing tropical storm winds which will gradually subside. Hurricane force wind will cease shortly for South and East Caicos also.
The entire country has sustained considerable damage. We won’t know the extent until later today.
7 September 2017
Bordier Turks & Caicos is closed on Thursday and Friday, September 7 and 8, in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Irma. The office will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.
Irma is described as the most powerful Atlantic storm in recorded history. TCI is forecast to receive a direct hit at Category 5 intensity with maximum sustained winds of around 185mph (approx. 300kph) and gusts up to 210mph (337kph). Storm surge is forecast at up to 30ft (9m) high.