The main message of the "confidential" letters to the UK parliament were virtually all the same, anonymous allegations of government corruption, demands of more or exclusive work permits for Islanders and allegations against the land development business community.
The UK inquiry, led by one person, Sir Robin Auld, noted that, "Crown land is a major resource on TCI, which has built its economic growth on real estate and tourism." Great Britain further documents that the Islanders' anonymous complaints include alleged abuses of Crown land sales by the government, and land rights should be reserved for, once again, Islanders.
Another item in question is alleged campaign contributions by the business community to the then political parties on the Islands. However, it is clearly documented that there are no campaign finance laws or restrictions on donations in Turks and Caicos.
It is argued by the business community and foreign investors that they were acting in accordance with the laws and customs of the land as well as in good faith. Undoubtedly, Turks and Caicos has complicated Crown land policies and Belonger policies which were unfamiliar to foreign investors. The developers relied on the lawful transactions with the Turks and Caicos government with the authority of the Attorney General for land approval. Furthermore, the foreign investors argue that they were busy with the time-consuming task of building their resorts, worth millions, instead of the seemingly petty political debates about local government at the time.
Though the aforementioned complaints against developers are said to exist, on overwhelming number of Islanders are in favor of these foreign dollars being invested into Turks and Caicos, creating tourism dollars, jobs and local economic growth. However, it appears that their voices are not as audible and that a proper outlet for their opinions is not available.
With economic woes hitting the Caribbean community, questioning of this group of Islanders' motivation against developers, particularly in this recession, are being raised. Many argue that this is a time to be stimulating the economy with growth and development and not merely focusing on containing the government spending budgets.
As reported in the Turks and Caicos Sun Newspaper on October 5, 2009, “People are now becoming reluctant to purchase any land." And, “...to take the opposite position in saying that ‘no more activity in Crown Land’, is equally as dangerous …all of a sudden, you end up crippling your economy."