Turks and Caicos Islands Government
Minister of Physical Planning and Infrastructure Development
Hon. Akierra M. D. Missick, is the elected member for Leeward and Long Bay, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands after successfully contesting that district seat for a third term in the 2021 General Elections and serves presently the Leader of Government Business in the House of Assembly and Minister of Physical Planning & Infrastructure Development.
Hon. Missick transitioned into frontline politics in 2012, after she successfully contested the electoral district of Leeward & Long Bay and served as the Deputy Premier and Minister of Education, Youth Affairs, Sport and Library Services during the period of 2012-2016.
Hon. Missick was elected again in 2016 as the MP for Leeward & Long Bay. During this period in Opposition, she used her platform to educate the public at large during various debates in the House of Assembly relating to the legislation proposed by the Government. Hon Missick also accepted the call to serve as the Chair of the TCI Public Accounts Committee and took the opportunity to build robust skills on legislative scrutiny through various workshops and meetings on Public Financial Management.
In 2021, Hon Missick was elected for a third time as the MP for Leeward and Long Bay and is presently appointed the Minister of Physical Planning & Infrastructure Development. In this new role, she is determined to change the physical landscape of the Turks & Caicos Islands to be more resilient, and environmentally protective with a focus on creating a sustainable housing program that will provide TC Islanders and opportunity to own a piece of the TCI Dream. Hon Missick is a Planeteer from the Captain Planet school of thought and is a firm believer that climate change will be the biggest challenge for this generation of TCI leaders.
Hon. Missick obtained her law degree from the University of Nottingham and is a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn. She is called to the Turks and Caicos Islands Bar and practiced as a Senior Litigation Attorney with focus on Civil Dispute Resolution for the last 15 years and is presently on sabbatical to serve in the TCI Cabinet. She’s a Christian and enjoy reading on a boat sailing around the Turks & Caicos Islands when spare time permits.