Winter 2012/2013

  • Dawn of a New Tax January 19, 2013 Value Added Tax (VAT) rises on the Islands’ horizon. By Lindsay McCann, Director, Morris Cottingham & Co. Ltd. The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to get the most feathers with the least hissing. Jean Baptist Colbert, attributed People who complain about taxes can be divided into two classes:  men and women. Author ... Read more about this post
  • Gretchen’s Christmas Letter January 19, 2013 Memories of an expatriate’s life on Grand Turk in 1957. By Gretchen Steffke St. John ~ Photos and Captions By Art St. John Gretchen St. John came to Grand Turk with her husband Art in 1957. Art St. John served as the Commanding Officer of “Waldo II,” the temporary US Coast Guard LORAN station set up in ... Read more about this post
  • The Place We Called Home January 19, 2013 The on-going development of the Caicos Heritage House. By Dr. Donald H. Keith, Chairman, TCI National Museum The Turks & Caicos National Museum’s presence on Providenciales is growing! Construction of the “Caicos Heritage House” is nearing completion. Made possible by a grant from an anonymous donor, the House is the anchor exhibit for the “Caicos Heritage House ... Read more about this post
  • To the Rescue! January 19, 2013 DEMA’s Rescue & Collection of Endangered & Endemic Plants Project. Story & Photos By B Naqqi Manco, Caicos Pine Recovery Project Manager The “bush” in the Turks & Caicos Islands has frequently been under-valued. Often it is maligned as a dense, mosquito-infested, poisonwood-itchy thicket. But this tropical dry forest hosts high levels of species diversity, much of ... Read more about this post
  • Color My World January 19, 2013 Understanding what happens to light underwater brings new appreciation. By Suzanne Gerber ~ Photography and Photo Captions By Barbara Shively If you’re lucky enough to be around any of the Turks & Caicos’ legendary coral reefs on a sunny day and peer down into crystal-clear turquoise waters, you might think you’ve stumbled upon the world’s largest natural ... Read more about this post
  • A Mosaic of Life January 18, 2013 Peek into the underwater world of mangroves, “womb of the sea.” By Liz Cunningham ~ Photos By Wes Matweyew and Liz Cunningham “Just think of it as warm spit,” Wes said. The water was astonishingly warm as we walked shin-deep through a wide expanse of turquoise-green sea filled with low-lying mangroves in the Princess Alexandra Nature Preserve. ... Read more about this post
  • A Tale of Whales (and Donkeys and Potcakes) January 18, 2013 Day-tripping to Salt Cay is always an adventure. Story & Photos By Ramona Settle There is a tiny island in Turks & Caicos with the tag line, “The Land That Time Forgot.” Did I say tiny?  Only 3 square miles from tip to tip. Small in size, but filled to the brim with charm, personality and colorful ... Read more about this post

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Photographer Marta Morton took a much-anticipated trip to Salt Cay in early April, where, among some 5,000 pictures, she captured this intriguing shot of the island’s iconic donkeys. You will find more of Marta’s beautiful photography throughout this issue and at http://www.harbourclubvillas.com

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