Resort Report

  • Doing The Wash: September 1, 2004 Money Laundering & the Offshore Finance Industry By Jonathan Katan, LL.B (Hons), McLeans International Attorneys There is no doubt that when many people hear the words offshore finance, they think money laundering, even if they are not entirely sure what it is. This has been called the “Grisham effect” with shows such as “Law and Order” promoting ... Read more about this post
  • Nove Over Aloe, September 1, 2004 There’s A New Kid In Town By Hugh G. O’Neill, Hugh G. O’Neill & Co. Times of the Islands readers will be familiar with previous articles on “bush” medicine practiced in the Islands over the decades. The Turks & Caicos boast a rich oral history and tradition personified in the tales of such Islanders as Leon Godet ... Read more about this post
  • Joie de Vivre: Caribbean Paradise Inn September 1, 2004 By Kathy Borsuk I was prepared to be angry with Jean Luc Bohic, owner of Caribbean Paradise Inn. When I had arrived at 9 AM for our first meeting, an employee named Raoul simply said, “Boss still sleeping, make big party last night.” I passed some time running errands and returned about an hour later, bemoaning ... Read more about this post
  • Treasures of the Sea: June 1, 2004 Shells of the Turks and Caicos Islands P2 Story and Photos by Richard Ground This is the second in a series of three articles about the shells of the TCI. In the last article I looked at some of the large and showy gastropods, but in this one I will concentrate on the smaller species. However, because ... Read more about this post
  • A Place in the Sun? June 1, 2004 A formal association between the Turks & Caicos and Canada could be possible. Story & Photos by Steve Rennie Each winter, thousands of Canadians flee from their igloos to the sandy beaches and warm breezes of the Caribbean. In the process, they spend an estimated $30 million in the region, money that many Canadian politicians feel could ... Read more about this post
  • The Time Has Come: Development looms for North Caicos June 1, 2004 By Kathy Borsuk For nearly the past decade, “the talk” has been that North Caicos will be the next island in the Turks & Caicos chain to attract focused development. Honestly, it was hard to imagine. North Caicos is one of the most tranquil places in the country. Covered with lush vegetation that includes fruit trees, ... Read more about this post
  • Viatical & Life Settlement Investments April 1, 2004 By Charles Dargie, Silk Road Ltd. Viatical and life settlements have been gaining significance over the last ten years, but many people know little about them. Essentially, they involve a seller of a life insurance policy and a purchaser or investor. The transaction is unusual in that it is more than just a commercial deal. There ... Read more about this post
  • Cheshire Hall Plantation April 1, 2004 A Testament to the Past Story and Photos by Kathy Borsuk It’s hard to believe that Cheshire Hall Plantation is so close to the Providenciales business district. For as soon as you pass through the refuge of its rugged stone wall, you feel the present disappear. Sounds of traffic, construction and airplanes vanish and a lonely quiet ... Read more about this post
  • Treasures of the Sea: April 1, 2004 Shells of the Turks and Caicos Islands Story and Photos by Richard Ground Among the many exciting things about holidaying on a tropical island are the strange and beautiful shells that you can find on the beach or when out snorkeling. The Turks & Caicos Islands are no exception, and observant visitors will find a rich and ... Read more about this post
  • Blazing The Trail: April 1, 2004 High Speed Internet service speeds up life in the Islands By Kathy Borsuk We all know how much the Internet has expanded and streamlined our lives. On an isolated island chain like the Turks & Caicos, its effects are magnified. Consider that as few as 25 years ago, the only way to “chat” with a friend in ... Read more about this post
  • Building on a Reputation: April 1, 2004 The Tuscany By Kathy Borsuk Not so long ago, developers of property on Providenciales were considered mavericks, brave pioneers taking a risk on the mostly unknown island chain. It’s a testament to Provo’s rapidly maturing condominium market that well-known developers are now eager to etch their signatures in the fine ivory sand. The Tuscany is a case in ... Read more about this post
  • A Vision in Green April 1, 2004 Beaches Turks & Caicos earns Green Globe Certification By Kathy Borsuk We all know how good it feels to wear a brand-new suit of clothes. The fabric’s colors are rich, every button is in place, creases and collars are sharp and hems unfrayed. Yet without proper care, over time it’s easy for that garment to become faded, ... Read more about this post
  • The Changing Landscape January 14, 2004 of the Turks & Caicos Islands By Gary Brough, KPMG When KPMG opened our office in the Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) in September, 1990, TCI was very different from the country we know today. There was only one direct commercial flight into the country — Pan-Am flying from Miami. There were only seven miles of paved ... Read more about this post
  • Handmade in the Turks & Caicos: The Evolution of the Middle Caicos Co-Op January 1, 2004 Story by Sara Kaufman Long ago, on a small island in the Turks & Caicos, a group of friends wondered why the beautiful baskets, hats and bags made from local palmtops and grasses were so hard to find. This is the story of the Middle Caicos Co-op and their successful efforts to restore pride in traditional ... Read more about this post
  • Bringing Up Baby January 1, 2004 Photos by Richard Ground This Spring a hummingbird mother chose to build her nest in a frangipani tree outside our screen porch. By cutting a small hole in the screen I was able to share her ups and downs over the next three weeks as she raised her little family — and what a roller-coaster ride ... 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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