Resort Report

  • Quick Change Artists September 1, 2006 Fish like the parrot-, trumpet- and hogfish use color change for protection. Story by Suzanne Gerber Photos by Barbara Shively Of all the fish in the sea, the parrotfish may be the most recognizable. Technically, these common reef dwellers (and favorite of snorkelers and divers) are members of the Scaridae family. A number of years ago, marine biologists ... Read more about this post
  • Luxury is Still Affordable September 1, 2006 The Villa del Mar Hotel & Resort offers a reasonably priced alternative to Grace Bay beachfront condominiums. By Kathy Borsuk It doesn’t seem fair. These days, a sun, sand and sea drenched lifestyle in the Turks & Caicos Islands, especially on Providenciales, appears reserved for the rich (and/or famous). A glance through the local real estate association’s ... 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
  • Talking Taino: Boat Trips June 1, 2006 Surviving in an ocean environment links all TCI inhabitants as one. By Betsy Carlson and Bill Keegan Life on an island is just not possible without boats. The history of the Turks & Caicos, both prehistorically and historically, is linked to the ability to build boats and navigate the oceans successfully. Not just anybody can go out and ... Read more about this post
  • Coral Bleaching June 1, 2006 Bad news and (a little) good news for Turks & Caicos reefs. By Brian Riggs, Curator, National Environmental Centre Photos By Tatum Fisher, Science Officer, DECR Many observant scuba divers have noticed and reported to the Department of Environment & Coastal Resources (DECR) an apparent increase in the amount of coral bleaching on Turks & Caicos reefs. These ... 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
  • Take a Deep Breath and Say “Ahhh…” June 1, 2006 The West Bay Club is attracting investors west of central Grace Bay. By Kathy Borsuk A stroll along central Grace Bay’s heralded beach these days reflects its burgeoning popularity, as condominium developments seem to sprout like dune grass along the sugar-sand shores. While each project is upscale and well designed, some Providenciales investors seem ready to “head ... Read more about this post
  • Islands Walk-About, Part 1 June 1, 2006 Will pride goeth before blisters when crossing the Caicos by foot? Story & Photos By Martin Pepper I am losing ground fast. It is midday and water is raging through the small channels like a flash flood. The winds are at full power and knocking whitecaps off the waves, pulling at the little rubber dinghy that cradles ... Read more about this post
  • Castles in the Sand? April 1, 2006 By Joe Zentner From limestone cliffs on Middle Caicos that drop sharply to secluded beaches, the sand castle builder swings her binoculars past a handful of sunbathers to watch the ocean sweep into a private cove. She focuses on the soft, golden grains of sand the swirling waves leave behind and begins to imagine surreal forms ... 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
  • Following The Water Spirits January 1, 2006 By Joe Zentner ~ Photos by Mary Syrett They are the planet’s greatest travelers, following well-worn paths across continents and around the globe. Some routes are literally beaten into the ground. Others are invisible trails in the air or on the water. The travelers are long-distance wildlife migrants: geese, cranes, butterflies, whales, caribou and songbirds. Their annual ... Read more about this post
  • Handle With Care January 1, 2006 Story and Photos By Aaron Henderson, Resident Lecturer, School for Field Studies Sharks have inhabited the planet for millions of years and are one of the oldest groups of animals found on earth today. During this time, their evolutionary adaptations have allowed them to inhabit most of the ocean’s habitats, ranging from shallow coastal waters to the ... Read more about this post
  • Redefining Civilization: January 1, 2006 Turks & Caicos Sporting Club, Ambergris Cay By Kathy Borsuk Ambergris Cay Turks and Caicos Islands Have you ever dreamed of having an island all your own . . . a magical place where life blends seamlessly with nature and the term “civilization” is redefined? Such a place exists on the tiny island of Ambergris Cay, a coda on ... Read more about this post
  • Talking Taino: Birds of a Feather January 1, 2006 By Dr. Bill Keegan and Dr. Betsy Carlson Photos by Richard Ground . But that day when they washed, they saw fall from ... Read more about this post
  • Happy Landing! January 1, 2006 Story and Photos By Margaret Jones Discovering Monk Orchids (Oeceoclades maculata) growing wild on Providenciales was a joyful experience. I found them secluded in leaf litter under shady native trees, close to the edge of a side road. From time to time I revisited the habitat to check on them. Undisturbed, they blossomed and increased in ... Read more about this post

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Photographer Marta Morton took a much-anticipated trip to Salt Cay in early April, where, among some 5,000 pictures, she captured this intriguing shot of the island’s iconic donkeys. You will find more of Marta’s beautiful photography throughout this issue and at http://www.harbourclubvillas.com

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