Resort Report

  • Castles in the Sand? April 1, 2006 By Joe Zentner From limestone cliffs on Middle Caicos that drop sharply to secluded beaches, the sand castle builder swings her binoculars past a handful of sunbathers to watch the ocean sweep into a private cove. She focuses on the soft, golden grains of sand the swirling waves leave behind and begins to imagine surreal forms ... Read more about this post
  • 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
  • Talking Taino: Obeah and Zombies September 1, 2005 The African Connection By Dr. Bill Keegan and Dr. Betsy Carlson Whenever we visit the Turks & Caicos we try to get together with our old friend, Chuck Hesse (Caicos Conch Farm). And every time we see Chuck he promotes his belief that Africans were living in the Islands prior to the arrival of the Spanish. The case ... Read more about this post
  • Getting Out of the Loop: Windmills Plantation on Salt Cay September 1, 2005 By Michelle Belanger-McNair ~ Photos by Chris Sanders Cell phones are forbidden; shoes are optional. The bar is always open. Check your worries at the door. This is the Windmills Plantation on Salt Cay. Salt Cay is a laid back, out-of-the-loop-of-life, island in the sun. The Windmills Plantation takes you even further from the frenetic pace of ... Read more about this post
  • A Perfect Hue of Blue: St. Charles Condominiums, North Caicos September 1, 2005 By Kathy Borsuk When Phillip Misick was brainstorming for a name for North Caicos’ first condominium resort development, it was his father Charles that came to mind. “My dad was a founding member of the Turks & Caicos Islands Progressive National Party (PNP), served for over 15 years in the Legislative Council and was committed to ... Read more about this post
  • Four-Legged Visitors September 1, 2005 Traveling to TCI with your pet Story & Photos By Michele Belanger-McNair My husband has packing nightmares before we leave on our annual two month trip to Salt Cay. I thought, “Why not add to those nightmares by taking the dog?” Fortunately, taking Marley to Salt Cay, a small, somewhat isolated part of the Turks Islands, was ... Read more about this post
  • An Unexpected Visitor September 1, 2005 By Brian Riggs, Curator, National Environmental Centre When Lisa Wandres, who lives in Grand Turk, took her dog Scooter down to South Creek for a walk on Saturday morning, April 23, she expected to see the usual things you can see there: birds, bonefish, crabs and mosquitoes. It’s a quiet spot, the South Creek, and quite ... Read more about this post
  • The Meaning of Sanctuary: It’s for the Birds September 1, 2005 Story and Photos By Kathleen McNary Wood There are no places left on earth that are not altered by man and his activities. As time ebbs and flows, a tide of change has swept across the planet. Gone are the days when man battled against nature only to maintain a fragile foothold on existence. We are ... Read more about this post
  • If Windows Could Speak… June 1, 2005 Photos By Michele Belanger-McNair If only windows could tell what they have seen and heard. I was looking up at a bedroom window at the White House on Salt Cay one day, shooting pictures of this venerable old home and the now fallen Treasury office next door. As I stood there, I thought: How many women have ... Read more about this post

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