Resort Report

  • Clear Blue Caribbean Waters September 1, 2001 Is That What They Mean by Transparency? By Ron McFadyen, CEO, Temple Trust Company Ltd. TRANSPARENCY! The latest “buzzword” in the offshore environs. What does it mean? And to whom? According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, transparency derives from Medieval Latin trans- + parere, to show oneself; fine or sheer enough to be seen through; free from pretense or deceit; easily detected or ... Read more about this post
  • Treasure or Trash June 1, 2001 Combing TCI’s Beaches Story by Marsha Pardee Woodring Photos by Pamela Leach Arise and awake. Slip out to the beach at morning’s first light and let the sand sift through your toes. A new day, a new adventure has begun. Treasures await those who truly love the surprises the sea brings to land. For some, beachcombing is more than just a leisurely stroll ... Read more about this post
  • Reservations Suggested June 1, 2001 The Palms Grand Resort By Kathy Borsuk It’s doubtful that the Turks & Caicos Islands are still the “best kept secret in the Caribbean.” I say this because The Palms Grand Resort and Spa–among the newest Grace Bay condominium/resort projects — is able to command a $20,000 deposit from potential investors to be placed on a “preferred” ... Read more about this post
  • Quality Assurance June 1, 2001 By Kathy Borsuk Paul de Weerd has served as Superintendent of TCI’s Financial Services Commission for the past three years, steering it through a veritable blizzard of international initiatives. He remains upbeat and positive about the future of one of TCI’s most important and deep-rooted industries. He recently took time from his busy day to answer ... Read more about this post
  • Homo Delphinus: June 1, 2001 The Dolphin Within Man Excerpt from a book by Jacques Mayol ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jacque’s Freediving Sled Jacques Mayol is a world-famous diver widely acclaimed for his pioneering work in the field of deep breath-hold diving and for his historic, record-setting dive of 100 meters (330 feet) during a program of experimental and medical research in deep breath-hold diving ... Read more about this post
  • Growing Up April 1, 2001 The skipper didn’t mince words as he gently guided his supersleek tour boat into the Leeward Marina dock. “This is the Wild West down here. Be careful what you pay!” John Esper, a former Canadian real estate agent, now running an operation he calls Caicos Ferry in a land he speaks of as paradise, was referring ... Read more about this post
  • Pampering in Paradise April 1, 2001 By Kathy Borsuk with Melinda Minton Photos courtesy Serenity Spa, Beaches Resort and Phillip Pepperell “I’m warning you now, this could become addictive” Turks & Caicos spas That’s what Megan Bates of Serenity Spa said just before she gave me my first-ever beauty treatment. Truthfully, I had been rather apprehensive at the thought of a stranger performing ablutions on ... Read more about this post
  • I Want To Protect My Assets April 1, 2001 AND PAY NO TAXES . . . AND I’M AMERICAN! By Mark Smallwood, Smallwood & Company It had been a glorious weekend, dinner with friends on Friday night, game of golf on Saturday, and Sunday spent idling on beautiful Grace Bay beach. The warm glow of the sun seemed a distant memory as another week started, and Bob ... Read more about this post
  • Herons of The Turks and Caicos Islands April 1, 2001 Sunset Story and Photos by Richard Ground Herons occur throughout the Turks & Caicos Islands in every conceivable habitat. Reddish Egrets dance in the urban salinas of Grand Turk. Cattle Egrets can be found in dry pasture. Great Blues stalk the tidal flats; and Night-Herons haunt suburban gardens, where they keep down the population of destructive land ... Read more about this post
  • Living The Leeward Lifestyle April 1, 2001 By Anne-Marie Kelly The nautical definition of the word “leeward,” meaning the side to which the wind is blowing, captures only a fraction of the essence of Providenciales’ own Leeward Community. This gated, upscale, marina-based community on the far northeast tip of the bustling island has seen tremendous growth over the past few years. Future plans are ... Read more about this post
  • Eco-Tourism: The Big Blue Way April 1, 2001 By Anthony Taylor It’s been some nine years since Florida-based writer Bill Belleville first addressed the issue of eco-tourism in Times of the Islands (Spring 1992). Then he called it “environmental and economic sense” and went on to state, “as this island chain (Turks & Caicos) edges up to a crossroads in its development destiny, it ... Read more about this post
  • Finding Your Place in the Sun September 1, 2000 Sundance Homes Ltd. Tucked just inside the gates of the multi-million-dollar Leeward Development lies a charming neighborhood, The Residences of Leeward, Sundance Homes Ltd.’s sprawling 80-lot subdivision. A “community within a community,” The Residences of Leeward boasts a relaxed island feel unto itself. Two and three bedroom homes adorned in cheerful pastels line Cocoloba Court and ... Read more about this post
  • STEP Caribbean Conference 2000: September 1, 2000 Adding VALUE in a CHANGING World By Christian Papachristou, McLean McNally, Attorneys at Law The Second Annual STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) Caribbean Conference was held this year in Providenciales from May 8-10, 2000 at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa. The conference was deemed a tremendous success, with larger than expected attendance. Participants ... Read more about this post
  • No Bananas September 1, 2000 By Anthony Taylor “You should eat something,” said Juan. It was now 2:00 in the afternoon and I’d been feeling sea-sick all morning and not touched a thing. “You’re right. I think I’ll have my banana,” I replied. “Your what? A banana!,” he exclaimed. At that moment the whole crew of Below Me, all seven of them, ... Read more about this post
  • Fabulous Falcons September 1, 2000 Story and Photos by Richard Ground FALCONS–the word conjures up romantic images of medieval knights engaged in the noble art of flaconry. There are precious few knights in the Turks & Caicos Islands, but the birds they would have used can be found here, together with others of the same family. Falcons are not hawks–people tend to ... Read more about this post

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Hobbyist photographer and Assistant Director for Research & Development at the TCI Department of Environment & Coastal Resources Dr. Eric F. Salamanca took this rare photo of a Bahama Woodstar hummingbird enjoying the nectar of Moringa flowers.

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