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  • Clear Blue Caribbean Waters September 1, 2001 Is That What They Mean by Transparency? By Ron McFadyen, CEO, Temple Trust Company Ltd. TRANSPARENCY! The latest “buzzword” in the offshore environs. What does it mean? And to whom? According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, transparency derives from Medieval Latin trans- + parere, to show oneself; fine or sheer enough to be seen through; free from pretense or deceit; easily detected or ... Read more about this post
  • Quality Assurance June 1, 2001 By Kathy Borsuk Paul de Weerd has served as Superintendent of TCI’s Financial Services Commission for the past three years, steering it through a veritable blizzard of international initiatives. He remains upbeat and positive about the future of one of TCI’s most important and deep-rooted industries. He recently took time from his busy day to answer ... Read more about this post
  • Growing Up April 1, 2001 The skipper didn’t mince words as he gently guided his supersleek tour boat into the Leeward Marina dock. “This is the Wild West down here. Be careful what you pay!” John Esper, a former Canadian real estate agent, now running an operation he calls Caicos Ferry in a land he speaks of as paradise, was referring ... Read more about this post
  • I Want To Protect My Assets April 1, 2001 AND PAY NO TAXES . . . AND I’M AMERICAN! By Mark Smallwood, Smallwood & Company It had been a glorious weekend, dinner with friends on Friday night, game of golf on Saturday, and Sunday spent idling on beautiful Grace Bay beach. The warm glow of the sun seemed a distant memory as another week started, and Bob ... Read more about this post
  • STEP Caribbean Conference 2000: September 1, 2000 Adding VALUE in a CHANGING World By Christian Papachristou, McLean McNally, Attorneys at Law The Second Annual STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) Caribbean Conference was held this year in Providenciales from May 8-10, 2000 at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa. The conference was deemed a tremendous success, with larger than expected attendance. Participants ... Read more about this post
  • Turks & Caicos Islands: June 1, 2000 OFFSHORE INSURANCE BASTION By Paul J. Dodsworth, FCCA, International Insurance Managers Ltd. The Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI), “Isles of Perpetual June” are a British Overseas Dependent Territory with a sound and stable political history. The Islands embrace a ministerial system of government that affords a high level of internal self-government, based on the English style of ... Read more about this post
  • Sun, Sea And Money April 1, 2000 By Mark Smallwood, Smallwood & Company Looking at the Winter 1999/2000 Times of the Islands magazine, three aspects of the issue leapt out at me. Firstly the picture of Sellar’s Pond (now Turtle Cove Marina) in the early 1960s, with not a shred of inhabitation around it, then the picture of a group of the resilient ... Read more about this post
  • Winning The Ultimate Game January 1, 2000 By David C. Knipe, Temple Asset Management Ltd. Recently a new client expressed some concerns about the level of the stock market. The client was wealthy, and experienced in the ways of the business world. He was contemplating a large equity investment and had only one concern–he did not want to be suckered. We talked about this ... Read more about this post
  • The Bulls, The Bears, The Bulletproof Vest January 1, 2000 and the Secrets of My Success By David C. Knipe, Temple Securities/Temple Asset Management TURMOIL! There is no other way to describe current stock market conditions and the negative effect they have had on the performance of most investor’s portfolios. Turmoil sounds terrible, but in today’s real time electronic environment stock markets will become even more volatile in the ... Read more about this post

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Photographer Marta Morton was enjoying another spectacular sunset when she spotted this lovely scene—a picture-perfect clump of Old Man Cacti and the pastel colours of what she later learned were crepuscular rays (see page 18). For more of Marta’s images, turn the pages of this issue and visit www.harbourclubvillas.com.

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