Winter 2004-2005

  • New Approaches, New Discoveries January 1, 2005 By Pete T. Sinelli, M.A. Archaeologists have been excavating prehistoric Indian sites in the Turks & Caicos Islands for almost 30 years. Through the efforts of researchers like Shaun Sullivan, William Keegan, Betsy Carlson, Brian Riggs and Sharyn Jones O’Day, we now know a great deal about the lifeways and culture of the native Lucayan people ... Read more about this post
  • Keeping An Eye on the Birds January 1, 2005 By Sara J. Kaufman Bird watching in the Turks & Caicos Islands is as easy as letting your eyes drift along the shore. From the tiny scurrying sandpipers and plovers at the water’s edge to the majestic frigatebirds and osprey gracefully floating far above, TCI’s birds are numerous, varied and plentiful. The Ramsar Wetland, an International Biodiversity ... Read more about this post
  • A Heroic Craft: Boat Builders in the Turks & Caicos Islands January 1, 2005 By Kendal S. Butler The Turks & Caicos Islands owe their current success to the foundation on which they stand. This foundation was not the brainchild of politicians or the economic and social elites. It was the result of necessity and the reaction of citizens rising to meet the challenge of bettering their overall condition by ... Read more about this post
  • It’s Green Corn Time on North Caicos January 1, 2005 Story & Photos By Jody Rathgeb Green corn on North Caicos When Agnes comes out to the yard, she laughs and calls out, “Jody, you look TI.” I hold out my arms, displaying myself for her and thinking about what she sees. I am sitting on an overturned bucket by the fire, my knees together to maintain ... Read more about this post
  • Branding Excellence: Grace Bay Club expansion January 1, 2005 By Kathy Borsuk As Providenciales’ first small luxury hotel, Grace Bay Club turned heads and earned accolades from the moment its hand-carved wooden doors swung open in 1992. An international melange of guests, including many high-profile celebrities, adored the property’s prime Grace Bay Beach location, eclectically furnished suites, superior service and the privacy that a lushly ... Read more about this post
  • What a Dive! January 1, 2005 By Suzanne Gerber Photos by Barbara Shively Grand Turk is one of the last great “undiscovered” dive gems of the Caribbean. And the 8,000 or so annual visitors would like to keep it that way. It’s a sleepy little island, ringed by the famously gorgeous turquoise waters of the Turks & Caicos chain. The architecture is handsome Bermudan ... Read more about this post
  • Death By Taxes January 1, 2005 By Richard Teather Low-tax jurisdictions such as the Turks & Caicos Islands are under attack again. Like the movie vampire that never quite dies, the European Union’s “Savings Tax Directive” appears to have come back to life, and is apparently due to come into force on July 1, 2005. The Savings Tax Directive The Savings Tax Directive is ... Read more about this post
  • Talking Taino: Eat Roots and Leave January 1, 2005 Story & Photos By Dr. Bill Keegan and Dr. Betsy Carlson The Tainos were an agricultural people. We estimate that they cultivated or managed more than 80 different plants that provided foods, medicines for their ailments, and fibers for nets, rope and hammocks. Taino agriculture was not like anything that Europeans had seen before. While the ... Read more about this post
  • Reaching Towards The Stars January 1, 2005 Seven Stars Residences By Kathy Borsuk The sky is no longer the limit when it comes to development on Providenciales’ Grace Bay “Gold Coast.” Seven Stars has set its sights on another galaxy by offering luxury residences that surpass expectations in an upscale market where standards rise with each new offering. Most distinctive are the size and location ... 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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