Resort Report

  • Positive Returns? January 1, 2004 Absolutely, with Offshore Variable Annunities By Mark Smallwood, TEP, Smallwood Insurance Company Ltd. In the last few years, the offshore financial sector has been undergoing dramatic changes. The Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI), albeit a relatively small boutique financial jurisdiction, has been playing its part in introducing a braod array of laws and regulations to ensure a ... Read more about this post
  • A Reflection of Character September 1, 2003 French Riviera Condominiums By Kathy Borsuk Photo by Jean Philippe Alonso Jean Philippe (“J.P.”) Alonso could be described as an island “character.” He first came to the Turks & Caicos Islands nearly a decade ago to hunt for treasure in shipwrecks off the Silver Banks. He found no gold, but soon afterwards became a successful entrepreneur, whose primary ... Read more about this post
  • Peas ‘N’ Grits & “Penn On”: True Turks & Caicos Cuisine September 1, 2003 Story by David Bowen, Cultural Officer, Turks & Caicos Tourist Board Mmmmm, just the thought of a plate of some homemade Turks & Caicos native food is enough to make my mouth water. (Yours also, if you are lucky enough to have sampled a dish or two.) Now I’m not talking about the new “fast food” ... Read more about this post
  • Sharing a Secret: Harbour Club Villas & Marina September 1, 2003 By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos by Marta Morton I love secrets. Unfortunately, on a small island, there aren’t many to be found. That’s why I was pleasantly surprised when the Harbour Club Villas & Marina were brought to my attention. Nestled on the south- central shore of Providenciales (below what locals call Jim Hill) on ... Read more about this post
  • Crab A Lil’ Attitude September 1, 2003 By Marsha Pardee Feelin’ crabby — like your head is bunched between your shoulders and you want to pinch somebody else’s head off? Well, it’s more than just an attitude for some, and for those poor souls, there is simply no adjusting. I’m speaking of the true crabs of the world, those that live and thrive along ... Read more about this post
  • Road Work Ahead September 1, 2003 By Kathy Borsuk It’s hard to believe that Leeward Highway, that well traveled stretch of road connecting one end of Providenciales with the other, is almost 25 years old. (Although to those of us who drove its ragged, pot-holed length often over the last decade, its obsolescence comes as no surprise.) Actually, it aged fairly well when ... Read more about this post
  • Morphing The Organization: September 1, 2003 Growing Your Business in the TCI By Jeanne McClellan, Norwani Services Ltd. The Turks & Caicos Islands are changing at an astonishing speed. Ten years ago, driving from Leeward to Blue Hills was an easy trip. Today, that trip is not so easy — the number of cars and trucks on a road that is undergoing major ... Read more about this post
  • Telling The Tale of Veranda June 1, 2003 By Kathy Borsuk Photo by John Sina For many years the Island Princess, Providenciales’ original beachfront hotel, sat empty, verdant tropical vegetation slowly overgrowing the deserted buildings that once spun so many memories. Emerging from the mists of time is Veranda, a development committed to writing its own memoirs, a story unlike anything else in the Turks ... Read more about this post
  • Procedural Integrity June 1, 2003 of the Election Process By Norman B. Saunders Jr., Saunders & Co. Democracy has never been the cheapest form of government and it always requires assistance to function well. This article looks at certain aspects of the legislative framework upon which our democracy stands. The legislation that is relevant to the Turks & Caicos Islands people’s exercise of ... Read more about this post
  • Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoats of the Reef: June 1, 2003 The Tao of Fish Colour By Shane Paterson Photos by Matt Weedon QUESTION: WHY ARE CORAL REEF FISHES SO COLOURFUL? ANSWER: BECAUSE THEY ARE. THE END. That answer, arguably as true as any other, reflects the fact that we’re really not entirely certain why many coral reef fishes are so incredibly colourful. We once thought we knew but ... Read more about this post
  • The Conquerors of the Deep June 1, 2003 By Charlotte de Fontaubert, Ph.D and Jay Harding Photos by Charlotte de Fontaubert As you meet Belongers during your visit to the Turks & Caicos Islands, do not hesitate to ask them which island they are from. If they come from South Caicos, ask them about the lobster fishermen there — you’ll be in for a lengthy ... Read more about this post
  • Litigation Considerations April 1, 2003 In The Turks & Caicos Islands By Tim Prudhoe, McLeans International Attorneys. No right-minded client comes to these beautiful Islands with the intention of becoming a party to litigation. The Turks & Caicos Islands are no different than the rest of the world –in that everyone hates the litigation attorneys . . . until, that is, they ... Read more about this post
  • Iguanas on the Move: April 1, 2003 The Science of Translocation Story and Photos by Lee Pagni I have one hand around the back of an iguana’s spiny neck and the other just above its tail. I am kneeling to release it on hot white sand. These reptiles bite, so I let go quickly. The iguana doesn’t move. Time slows as we stare at each ... Read more about this post
  • Islands of the Sea April 1, 2003 A Natural History Story and Photos by Kathleen McNary Wood A tiny chain of emerald green islands sit poised in a seemingly endless and vast deep-blue sea surrounded by a thin fringe of crystal-white sands and shallow turquoise banks. Like glittering beads of a necklace, each color represents a precious jewel of natural history that makes these islands ... Read more about this post
  • Space, Style and Sophistication April 1, 2003 The Somerset on Grace Bay Story by Kathy Borsuk Artwork by The Baltimore Design Group Although they had an ocean between them, the sophisticated elite that settled in the sprawling penthouses of New York’s Upper East Side and the wealthy British Colonial travelers of yesteryear shared a common appreciation of elegance as they lived and traveled in style. Interestingly, ... Read more about this post

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Sharon Weil Hornstein is the owner/photographer of Sand Dollar Images. Of this her first contribution to Times of the Islands she says, “For me, rainbows have always symbolized hope and opportunity and I believe this photograph captures the power, beauty and resilience of Turk & Caicos through Hurricanes Irma and Maria.” For more of Sharon’s Turks & Caicos images, visit www.sanddollarimages.comand follow her on Instagram @sanddollarimages and @turnstonehousetci.

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