Winter 2006

  • A Taxing Situation January 1, 2006 By Jonathan Katan, McLeans International Attorneys On July 1, 2005, the Retention Tax Ordinance 2005 (RTO) came into force. The RTO brings into Turks & Caicos Islands law the provisions of the European Savings Tax Directive (ESD). The ESD is an agreement between the member states of the European Union (EU) to exchange information automatically with ... Read more about this post
  • Following The Water Spirits January 1, 2006 By Joe Zentner ~ Photos by Mary Syrett They are the planet’s greatest travelers, following well-worn paths across continents and around the globe. Some routes are literally beaten into the ground. Others are invisible trails in the air or on the water. The travelers are long-distance wildlife migrants: geese, cranes, butterflies, whales, caribou and songbirds. Their annual ... Read more about this post
  • Handle With Care January 1, 2006 Story and Photos By Aaron Henderson, Resident Lecturer, School for Field Studies Sharks have inhabited the planet for millions of years and are one of the oldest groups of animals found on earth today. During this time, their evolutionary adaptations have allowed them to inhabit most of the ocean’s habitats, ranging from shallow coastal waters to the ... Read more about this post
  • Redefining Civilization: January 1, 2006 Turks & Caicos Sporting Club, Ambergris Cay By Kathy Borsuk Ambergris Cay Turks and Caicos Islands Have you ever dreamed of having an island all your own . . . a magical place where life blends seamlessly with nature and the term “civilization” is redefined? Such a place exists on the tiny island of Ambergris Cay, a coda on ... Read more about this post
  • Talking Taino: Birds of a Feather January 1, 2006 By Dr. Bill Keegan and Dr. Betsy Carlson Photos by Richard Ground . But that day when they washed, they saw fall from ... Read more about this post
  • Happy Landing! January 1, 2006 Story and Photos By Margaret Jones Discovering Monk Orchids (Oeceoclades maculata) growing wild on Providenciales was a joyful experience. I found them secluded in leaf litter under shady native trees, close to the edge of a side road. From time to time I revisited the habitat to check on them. Undisturbed, they blossomed and increased in ... Read more about this post
  • Not Just for The Rich & Famous January 1, 2006 By Gregory Greatrex, Temple Securities Ltd. Mel Gibson, Ben Affleck, Madonna, Donatella Versace, Bruce Willis, Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Greg Norman, Bill Gates — with a line of celebrities this long you might think you were standing near the red carpet on Oscar Night. But nowadays, these same people have been seen at the Providenciales International ... 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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