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  • Hang Tight April 4, 2018 Can solar panels survive hurricanes? By Paul Chaplin, Green Revolution, and Kathy Borsuk Today (March 7, 2018) marks the six-month anniversary of Hurricane Irma’s brutal attack on the Turks & Caicos Islands. The flocks of visitors from cold-weather climes continue to land daily, and most see little evidence of the powerful storm as they enjoy the TCI’s ... Read more about this post
  • To Need and Not Have . . . January 29, 2018 A look at insurance in the face of disaster. By Craig Archibold, Account Executive, Property & Casualty, NW Hamilton Insurance Services Ltd. As I reflect on the events of the unprecedented 2017 hurricane season, I found myself in deep consideration of an old saying my mother would always say to us as children, “Better to have and ... Read more about this post
  • Let the Sun Shine . . . July 4, 2016 Fortis TCI Limited offers innovative solar energy program to customers. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy FortisTCI Ltd. I have heard the Turks & Caicos called the “Isles of Perpetual June,” referring to the consistently sunny days, kept comfortable by steady tradewinds. The bright tropical sun is one of the country’s many attractions to visitors, especially the ... Read more about this post
  • Treasuring Pine Cay December 21, 2015 The evolution of a private island community. By Sara Kaufman, Manager, Forbes, Forbes, & Forbes Realty ~ Photos By Paradise Photography Just as the true Caribbean pine is a tree unique to the Turks & Caicos, Pine Cay is one of the country’s special treasures. Not only is it a rare stronghold of this endangered tree, but ... Read more about this post
  • Buying Property in Paradise September 25, 2015 It’s all in the details. By Neil Molyneux, Graham Thompson Photos By Steve Passmore, Provo Pictures Usage Courtesy Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty and The Source The months of September and October don’t necessarily display the Turks & Caicos at their finest. Yes, the gorgeous seas still sparkle in kaledoscopic shades of blue under the sun’s sepia glow. ... Read more about this post
  • Words to the Wise July 3, 2015 This TCI lawyer offers sound advice to potential condominium owners. By Neil Molyneux, Graham Thompson ~ Photos By Steve Passmore, Provo Pictures Visitors to the Turks & Caicos Islands quite often stay in a condominium resort on Grace Bay Beach. Most condominium properties are less than twenty years old and were built in a thriving economy; both ... Read more about this post
  • A Green Economy March 31, 2015 Can the dream of sustainability become reality? Story & Photos By Kathleen Wood In November 2014, a two-day Green Economy workshop was held in order to identify environmental priorities in TCI. Representatives from government, science, watersports, fisheries, local communities, and tourism met to discuss what current policies are working well for TCI’s environment and what further ... Read more about this post
  • Keeping an Eye on TCI December 15, 2014 Island Eye-TV gives visitors the “inside scoop” on the Islands. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Renau Destine   You know it. When visiting any new place, especially a new country, most of us want the “insider’s view” of where to stay, what to do, the best places to eat and shop, the historical and cultural background. Thanks ... Read more about this post
  • Worth Working For! January 3, 2014 Corporate incentive groups are a growing market in the Islands. By Luise Bayley and Lynne Watts, Nila Destinations www.niladmc.com  ~ Photos By Paradise Photography You’ve worked hard all year for your company and have reached your sales target to qualify for a reward from your employer. Your “thank you” gift? How about an all-expenses-paid trip for you ... Read more about this post
  • Putting Down Deep Roots December 30, 2013 Mike and Nadine Giese, Sunshine Nursery By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Nadine Giese Just as it took over 200 years for the Lignum Vitae tree shown here to reach this size, and nearly two decades for the iconic Turks Head Cactus to develop its trademark red “fez” top, so the process of growing a successful business ... Read more about this post
  • Hybrid Vigor! June 18, 2013 Merging two TCI real estate companies brings out the best. By Kathy Borsuk Just as cross-breeding produces gorgeous and long-blooming orchids (see “Plants of Passion,” page 28), hybrids are typically stronger and more resilient than either of the “parents.” Such is the case with the merger of two long-standing Turks & Caicos real estate agencies. In January 2013, ... Read more about this post
  • Take That Vat! March 12, 2013 The spectre of Value Added Tax has been laid to rest. By Lindsay McCann, Director, Morris Cottingham & Co., Ltd. Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it. — “Macbeth” Macbeth, Act I, Scene 4 “ … I will instruct the Governor not to sign the Commencement Notice which would have brought in VAT on 1 April ... Read more about this post
  • Traveling Lite March 12, 2013 The scoop behind Provo’s scooter renaissance. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Nancy Gargano When I first moved to Providenciales 20 years ago, many folks used scooters to get from Point A to Point B. There was little traffic, fewer people and places, and life was a lot more laid back. However, as the roads deteriorated and ... Read more about this post
  • Dawn of a New Tax January 19, 2013 Value Added Tax (VAT) rises on the Islands’ horizon. By Lindsay McCann, Director, Morris Cottingham & Co. Ltd. The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to get the most feathers with the least hissing. Jean Baptist Colbert, attributed People who complain about taxes can be divided into two classes:  men and women. Author ... Read more about this post
  • Protecting Your Investment October 9, 2012 Vacation property rental insurance advice from a local expert. By Tony Lancaster, The Insurance Centre ~ Photo By Steve Passmore, Provo Pictures My wife Kerry and I have lived and worked in the Turks & Caicos Islands since 1996. Prior to that we both worked in the insurance industry in London, but having been born in Jamaica ... Read more about this post

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Chrystel Loyer Kendrew captured the detail of this unfolding Agave plant. Through Chrystallize Photography, she offers fine art photography depicting the natural beauty of the Islands, often using close-ups to highlight patterns, colors or textures. For more, visithttp://www.chrystallize.comand follow on Instagram: @chrystallizephotgraphy

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