Winter 2002-2003

  • Getting Better All The Time: The Alexandra Resort & Spa January 1, 2003 Story and Photos by Kathy Borsuk On December 15, 2001, The Alexandra Resort & Spa opened the first of its beachfront buildings, The Chelsea, as scheduled, to the delight of its first eager visitors. This princess of a property includes 32 one and two bedroom oceanfront suites, all holding court on world-renowned Grace Bay Beach ... Read more about this post
  • Folk Tales & Storytelling January 1, 2003 Story by David Bowen, Cultural Officer, Turks & Caicos Tourist Board The art of storytelling (or, as the old folks say “talking ol’ stories”), like much of our cultural heritage is hardly ever practiced these days. We are a nation of short attention spans, addicts to the quick thrill. The TV and cable remote control are ... Read more about this post
  • An Experience In Pleasure January 1, 2003 The Palms Grand Resort & Spa By Kathy Borsuk “In these times, upmarket condominium purchasers are looking beyond the brick and mortar and core amenities. Instead, their interest is more comprehensive . . . they ask ‘what will I experience while I’m there?'” Developer Stan Hartling’s words reflect the philosophy by which The Palms Grand Resort and Spa ... Read more about this post
  • Positive Returns January 1, 2003 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
  • Sifting Through The Sands of Time January 1, 2003 Story by Marsha Pardee Woodring There is something elemental in the act of wriggling one’s naked toes into sun-baked sand. It’s as if those zillions of grains of sand somehow illicit a very simple and basic joy. Maybe the magic comes from its millions of years in the making. Like the hourglass that marks time, sand has ... Read more about this post
  • Horsin’ Around On Provo January 1, 2003 By Kathi Barrington “I’ve always wanted to ride a horse down the beach on a tropical island” Until recently, that just wasn’t possible on Providenciales. There were a few privately owned horses here, but no facility or tourists. However, this year I’ve watched many people live that wistfully spoken dream, thanks to a couple of dedicated residents ... Read more about this post
  • Free Falling January 1, 2003 Story by John Garvin, O2 Technical Diving Photos by Philip Shearer, Big Blue Unlimited “Does anyone know of any technical diving facilities in the Turks & Caicos Islands?” The e-mail managed to stay in my In box for less than a minute before I replied with a resounding “Yes!” Little did I know that this reply would ... 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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