Government Pays Tribute To Deceased Immigration Officer


The Turks and Caicos Islands Government and Civil Service mourns the loss of Immigration Officer, Doniesha Capron, hononring at a ceremony held at the Providenciales International Airport on Monday, March 7.



Immigration Officer Doniesha Capron, who was killed in a motor vehicle accident on Sunday.

Capron, whose car apparently careened off the road and slammed into a signpost Sunday night, and who was later pronounced dead on the scene, March 6, reportedly joined the Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Service on March 16th, 2018, as a Temporary Assistant Immigration Officer. On June 15, 2018, she was appointed to the post of Immigration Officer.


Capron was a serving Immigration Officer at the Providenciales International Airport at the time of her passing.


The short ceremony, was held to pay homage to her, and to offer prayers and comfort to the affected staff, who, through the event, sobbed, which at times burst into crying.



Immigration Officers in a sombre mood during the ceremony.

Among the attendees were Deputy Governor Her Excellency Anya Williams; Minister responsible for Border Security Hon. Arlington Musgrove; Permanent Secretary responsible for Border Security Althea Been; Deputy Director of Immigration Anthony Swann; Compliance and Enforcement Manger Tito Forbes; Collector of Customs Chawa Williams; Head of Secretariat Jenika Laporte, as well as senior and other ranks of the Immigration Department.

Prayers and words of comfort were offered by Bishop Coleta Williams and Bishop Joseph Hall of Abundant Life Ministries International in Providenciales.



Deputy Governor and Head of the Civil Service Her Excellency Anya Williams and Hon. Arlington Musgrove, Minister responsible for Immigration, spoke at the ceremony.

Deputy Governor Williams, who is also the Head of the Civil Service Williams expressed condolences to Capron’s family and loved ones.


“It is with deep sadness that we extend our condolences to the family of the late Doniesha Capron, in particular her parents Mr. and Mrs. Donald and Orien Capron, on her recent passing,” Deputy Governor Williams said.


She added: “Having had the opportunity to directly interact with the staff at the Providenciales Airport on a number of occasions over the years, I can only describe Doniesha as a bright spark whose presence will greatly be missed.


“The pain of losing a loved one is never easy, but as sudden death has the propensity to compound the impact of loss and grief, we pray for your strength at this time.

“We pray also for our Immigration Officers and staff at the Providenciales Airport that have been devastated by this loss.


“We are eternally grateful for the time that Doniesha was able to share with us and for her service to the Government and people of these islands.

“May her smile and laughter be forever etched in the hearts and minds of all her family, friends, loved ones and colleagues, and may her soul rest in eternal peace.”



Bishop Coleta Williams III (right) and Bishop Joseph Hall (second right) offered prayers for the colleagues and family of Doniesha Capron.

Minister Musgrove, joining with the Deputy Governor and members of his Ministry, in addressing the staff on the tragic loss of their colleague, lamented:

“Death is never an easy thing, and it is especially difficult when it signifies the loss of a colleague, a person who we have come to know and love.


“The Ministry mourns with our staff in the Departments of Immigration and Customs, with whom Ms. Capron worked.


"My condolences are extended to her family and her friends, and it is my prayer that God will be a source of comfort for you during this difficult time.

Ms. Capron was a vibrant soul, and her infectious smile will forever be in our hearts."

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