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  • Meet a Friend Before You Visit March 22, 2011 Turks & Caicos Reservations service helps you plan the perfect trip. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Claire Parrish If you were planning a vacation to an unfamiliar destination (like the Turks & Caicos Islands), wouldn’t it be great to be able to “phone a friend” who lived there? Your buddy could give you the unbiased “insider ... Read more about this post
  • Generational Property January 12, 2011 Understanding and untangling land claims in the Islands. By Sara J. Kaufman, Manager, Forbes, Forbes & Forbes Ltd. It is not that long ago when the British government gave away massive tracts of land in their colonies of the Bahamas and the Turks & Caicos Islands to Loyalists fleeing the US, to UK citizens of power and ... Read more about this post
  • Blazing Ahead of the Competition June 28, 2010 Islandcom revolutionizes the TCI wireless market By Kathy Borsuk Imagine being able to download your favorite tunes, photos, movies, streaming videos and games into your Blackberry, iPhone or iPad with lightning-fast speed. Surf the Web and access email while making a call! Want to see who you’re speaking to while you talk? Tired of hard-to-hear and dropped ... Read more about this post
  • In Case of Emergency . . . April 23, 2010 Building an efficient, effective 9-1-1 service for the Turks & Caicos Islands. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Claire Parrish Building an efficient, effective 9-1-1 service for the Turks & Caicos Islands. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Claire Parrish Dial 9-1-1! It’s a universal call for help; an almost-instinctive response to an emergency situation. And, as of February ... Read more about this post
  • “Meet You at the Couryard” February 11, 2010 TCI’s premier professional center opens. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Claire Parrish It’s hard to travel on Leeward Highway and not admire the attractive new three-story professional complex (across the road from Central Square) that sets the stage for Providenciales’ own “Miracle Mile.” Completed on schedule early this year, The Courtyard Plaza — designed by local ... Read more about this post
  • A Dash of Culture February 11, 2010 The Saltmills business complex pays homage to TCI heritage. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Claire Parrish Grand Turk, South Caicos and Salt Cay are traditionally known as the Turks & Caicos’ “Salt Islands.” Their vast salinas, into which seawater was pumped via windmill through a series of sluices for evaporation into high quality sea salt ... Read more about this post
  • Building Green June 1, 2009 Tropical Imaging studio breaks environmental ground. By Kathy Borsuk It’s never been done before in the Turks & Caicos Islands. In spite of the eco-conscious “green” movement that is sweeping the globe, Tropical Imaging’s new studio will be the first “green build” in the TCI. It’s an exciting new project that could break a path for others to ... Read more about this post
  • Cleaning up the Dump March 25, 2009 New solid waste management plan is a model programme. By Kathy Borsuk If you’d like to see an image of post-Apocalypse Provo, take a trip to the “dump,” currently sprawling over a 27 acre site of formerly beautiful bush in the northwest corner of the island. The “flags” that mark your approach are fragments of plastic bags ... Read more about this post
  • Made in TCI January 1, 2009 michigan lottery North Caicos Boats are built on-island, for the Islands. By Howard Gibbs ~ Photos By Cheryl Gibbs The Turks & Caicos Islands have a long history of boat-building—combining the use of native materials, plans created in the minds of the local builder and lots of hard work and ingenuity.The end result is the colorful island sloops ... Read more about this post
  • People Connecting January 1, 2009 ny lottery Mobile service provider Islandcom exclusively serves TCI. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Steve Passmore, Provo Pictures Folks in the Turks & Caicos Islands love their phones. Whether walking down the street, shopping, working out, getting a haircut or (gulp!) even driving, there’s often a cell phone pressed to ear. Ring tones blare from pockets and purses ... Read more about this post
  • Painting With A Master June 1, 2008 Caffiero Painting brings a new level of professionalism to the Islands By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Christine Morden, Provo Pictures Michelangelo is considered a virtuoso for his paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel; Michael Caffiero and his crew at Caffiero Painting Co. TCI are virtuosos in painting not only ceilings    . . . but ... Read more about this post
  • Making the Most of Your Money January 1, 2008 Letting Turks & Caicos financial services work for you. By Claudia Camozzi, Director of Communications, Financial Services Initiative Whether as a property or business owner, development or construction company, TCI financial services and products can help you with two things every investor requires: growing your investments and protecting your assets. Following is an ... Read more about this post
  • The “New Normal” September 1, 2006 An outline of objectives for advancing TCI’s financial services industry. By Gilbert NMO Morris, Chief Economist, The Landfall Centre for Finance, Trade and International Affairs Finance is the Turks & Caicos Islands’ second most profitable industry after tourism. A steering committee set up earlier this year aims to breathe new life into the sector and boost the ... Read more about this post
  • Making a Difference June 1, 2006 The “Nation’s Bank” makes its debut. By John H.R. Benjamin, Managing Director, TCI Bank Limited Photos By Steve Passmore, Provo Pictures The establishment of a Turks & Caicos home-grown bank has long been a dream of many Belongers. Now a reality, TCI Bank Limited (TCIB) is primed for success, based on three solid pillars: the bank’s affiliation with ... Read more about this post
  • A Taxing Situation January 1, 2006 By Jonathan Katan, McLeans International Attorneys On July 1, 2005, the Retention Tax Ordinance 2005 (RTO) came into force. The RTO brings into Turks & Caicos Islands law the provisions of the European Savings Tax Directive (ESD). The ESD is an agreement between the member states of the European Union (EU) to exchange information automatically with ... Read more about this post

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