The Office of the Deputy Governor is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jarrett Forbes to the post of Director of Sports within the Turks and Caicos Islands Government.
Mr. Forbes, a certified Sports Coach in Miami, Florida, has over 14 years of developing and managing sports programs overseas. He achieved a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Florida International University and a Master of Science in Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida.
Having coached over 300 official games, facilitated extensive player development and recruitment as well as conducting sports camps across both South Florida and the Caribbean, Mr. Forbes is well prepared to excel in this new role.
Returning to the Turks and Caicos Islands in 2016, Mr. Forbes joined the Non Profit Organization, TCI Rising Stars as Vice President which made him responsible for coordinating several youth basketball programs throughout Grand Turk and Providenciales, highlighted by coaching a team of TCI athletes to a Silver Medal in an international contest in Puerto Rico.
Commenting on his appointment Mr. Forbes stated; “I am very excited to join the Public Service as the Director of Sports. Sports has always been my passion and as a youth I was motivated to do well in school, make positive choices, learn leadership skills and develop strong character.
“I believe that through sports we can empower both the youth and adults in the Turks and Caicos Islands by developing within them a spirit of excellence, competitiveness, unity, leadership, national pride and healthy living.
“My plan for this role is to take a holistic approach to the overall development of our youth and adults through sports and wellness, while engaging individuals and communities in the collective development of qualified coaches and officials, premier athletes, competitive teams and world class facilities.”
Deputy Governor Anya Williams congratulating Mr. Forbes on his appointment stated: “Congratulations is extended to Mr. Jarrett Forbes on his appointment as the new Director of Sports. We welcome him to the Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Service and look forward to the positive contribution and vision that he will bring to the Sports Department.
“As sports has the potential to change lives in so many ways, I encourage Mr. Forbes to work with the various schools and NGO’s to develop new and innovative programs for the youth throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands and to bring more positive awareness to this most important sector.”