Resort Report

  • Taking Part In History June 1, 2002 Turks & Caicos Banking Company Ltd. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy Anton Faessler In 1852, cast iron pieces for the Grand Turk lighthouse were shipped from England and assembled in the Turks & Caicos Islands. To this day, the lighthouse stands guard on North East Point, sending its beacon to protect seafarers from potential disaster on ... Read more about this post
  • Shorebirds April 1, 2002 Story and Photos by Richard Ground Shorebirds are those boring, brown little birds that paddle around in ponds–or that is what I used to think. Now I know better. True, they tend to be little and brown. True, they tend to paddle around in ponds. But boring they are not. Instead, they are the international jet ... Read more about this post
  • Privacy Matters April 1, 2002 By Noah Houghton, CPA, Paradigm Financial Group Erosion of privacy has given rise to an outcry from civil rights organizations across the globe. Rapid advances in technology and extensive government monitoring have paved the way for the demise of this once undeniable civil right. NOTHING TO HIDE? The majority of people are law-abiding citizens with nothing to hide. ... Read more about this post
  • Living on the Greens April 1, 2002 Provo Golf & Country Club Community By Kathy Borsuk Photos by Alan Wizemann, mediaWorks Nowhere can you see a more accurate reflection of the growth of Providenciales than at one of its most prestigious landmarks, the Provo Golf and Country Club. Less than a dozen years ago, the 200 acre site was nicknamed “Alcatraz,” being little but a ... Read more about this post
  • 225 Feet Into Cottage Pond April 1, 2002 By Mark Parrish, Big Blue Unlimited Intrepid cave diving team John Garvin, Mark Parrish and James Hurley are exploring the underwater cave systems found scattered throughout the Turks & Caicos Islands. One of the most impressive subterranean waterways found so far has been a Blue Hole in North Caicos known as Cottage Pond. In October 2001, an attempt ... Read more about this post
  • Rediscovering The Hidden Culture April 1, 2002 By Kathy Borsuk Drawings by Kenton Wyatt While the Turks and Caicos are famous for their beautiful beaches, pristine seas and wonderful watersports, the Islands are not necessarily known as a cultural mecca. David Bowen wants to change that. As the Tourist Board’s cultural officer and a seasoned international entertainer, this enthusiastic Turks Islander is working to retrieve the ... Read more about this post
  • Getting Away From It All: April 1, 2002 Ambergris Cay What are the rarest natural treasures in the world? Gems or precious metals may come to mind, but they are abundant compared to tropical islands–especially those not spoiled by generations of habitation or, more recently, over development. Rarest of all are those in private hands. One of the very last of such jewels, and surely ... Read more about this post
  • Reaching for the Top January 1, 2002 The Pinnacle on Grace Bay By Kathy Borsuk As Grace Bay’s “Gold Coast” continues to reap accolades as the world’s best beach, development continues to propagate along its sugar-soft white sands and shimmering turquoise seas. And each new development attempts to offer buyers more than the last. One of the newest entries into the upscale condominium market is ... Read more about this post
  • Doing It All: Al Services Ltd. January 1, 2002 Story & Photos by Kathy Borsuk Although the name for the Turks & Caicos’ newest freight services company actually comes from a childhood nickname for its managing director, McAllister Hanchell, “Al Services Ltd.” accurately describes the concept that sets it apart. McAllister, best known these days as “Piper,” explains what makes AlServ so special, “In a ... Read more about this post
  • Funds For All Seasons January 1, 2002 By Mark Smallwood, TEP, Smallwood Trust Co., Ltd. After the performance of equity markets in the last year and a half, most investors might think that the definition of Alternative Investment Management might be “making money.” Certainly, the last year has seen a wild ride in markets, particularly the NASDAQ in the United States, and the ease ... Read more about this post
  • Whale Watching January 1, 2002 A New Lease on Life for the Magical Mystics of the Sea By Marsha Pardee Woodring There she blows! The oft heard cry in days of old now heralds a new era in whaling, but one that hopes to conserve, rather than exterminate, the remaining whale populations of the world. What is it about those massive marine creatures, ... Read more about this post
  • Sporting Times: TCI Rugby Football Union January 1, 2002 Story and Photos by Claire Stevens Rugby is a hard-hitting game of endurance and grit. Surging adrenaline gives energy-devoured players the power and pace they need to play on. The game famed for the friendships and respect that emerge from tough encounters has firmly established itself here in the Turks & Caicos Islands. People from different ... Read more about this post
  • Rooms With A Vieux September 1, 2001 Story & Photo by Anthony Taylor “Thank you, we’ve had the most amazing holiday,” writes one person. “The holiday of a lifetime,” writes another. “Our best holiday ever, we don’t want to go home,” writes a third. These are just a small sample of the quotes from the guest book at Villa Vieux Caribe, a five-bedroom villa ... Read more about this post
  • Opening A World Of Opportunity September 1, 2001 The Alexandra Resort By Kathy Borsuk Besides occupying a prime site on world-acclaimed Grace Bay Beach, The Alexandra Resort & Spa holds the distinction of being the first and only “vacation ownership” (or timeshare) resort in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Currently under construction with the first oceanfront building due to open in early November, Director of ... Read more about this post
  • Islands of Time September 1, 2001 Story and Photos by Matt and Angela Weedon We are perched atop a stone seawall sipping British tea. The old colonial buildings behind us on Front Street, dating back to the 1800s, begin to turn a magical golden glow as the sun heads toward the horizon. Several local people pass us by on rusty bicycles. Only half a day removed from ... Read more about this post

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Chrystel Loyer Kendrew captured the detail of this unfolding Agave plant. Through Chrystallize Photography, she offers fine art photography depicting the natural beauty of the Islands, often using close-ups to highlight patterns, colors or textures. For more, visithttp://www.chrystallize.comand follow on Instagram: @chrystallizephotgraphy

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