■ Newspapers & Magazines There are two newspapers in the Turks and Caicos: the biweekly Free Press and the weekly Turks & Caicos News.

■ Radio & TV The official Turks and Caicos government radio station is Radio Turks and Caicos (106FM) on Grand Turk. There are several private stations. For contemporary light rock, try 92.5FM; country and western 90.5FM; easy listening 89.3FM; and classical music 89.9FM. WPRT at 88.7FM is a religious and public announcement channel, as is WIV at 96.7FM. Multichannel satellite TV is received from the USA and Canada. The islands have one private TV station.

■ Video Systems VHS is the standard, and tapes can be purchased from photo-supply shops.

■ Electricity Hotels operate on 110V (60 cycles), as per the USA and Canada. Plug sockets are two- or three-pin US standard.

■ Weights & Measures The British Imperial and metric systems are both in use. Liquids are generally measured in pints, quarts and gallons, and weight in grams, ounces and pounds.

welcomed with open arms. Having said that, some of the cruise ships that enter port are gay and lesbian cruises so there is some degree of acceptance.

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