Resort Report

  • 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
  • Talking Taino: Eats, Shoots & Leaves September 1, 2004 Story & Photos By Dr. Bill Keegan and Dr. Betsy Carlson The Turks & Caicos Islands are a great place to take a vacation. One of the most common vacation activities is lying on the beach and reading a good book. In this regard, let us suggest Lynne Truss’s book: Eats, Shoots & Leaves (Gotham Books, ... Read more about this post
  • Island Hoppers September 1, 2004 Story & Photos By B. Naqqi Manco, Conservation Officers, Turks & Caicos National Trust Island ecology is a fascinating subject. Plant and animal species typically arrive on islands after leaving, or being taken from, larger continental homes. When introduced onto an island, a plant or animal species may find that the conditions are not suitable there, and ... Read more about this post
  • A Sound Decision September 1, 2004 The economics of condo hotels By Brian McDonald ~ Photos courtesy OBM International In the Turks & Caicos Islands, condominium hotels are becoming increasingly popular among developers, residents and visitors considering investing in the Islands. What makes this concept so well received? Sometimes referred to as hybrids, condo hotels merge ownership opportunities with the appeal of services and ... Read more about this post
  • Treasures of the Sea: September 1, 2004 Shells of The Turks and Caicos Islands P3 Story and Photos by Richard Ground In this, the third and final article in a series on the shells of the Turks & Caicos Islands, I look at the Bivalves. After the Gastropods, Bivalves are the other great division of the Molluscs, and many will be familiar from the ... Read more about this post
  • Doing The Wash: September 1, 2004 Money Laundering & the Offshore Finance Industry By Jonathan Katan, LL.B (Hons), McLeans International Attorneys There is no doubt that when many people hear the words offshore finance, they think money laundering, even if they are not entirely sure what it is. This has been called the “Grisham effect” with shows such as “Law and Order” promoting ... Read more about this post
  • Nove Over Aloe, September 1, 2004 There’s A New Kid In Town By Hugh G. O’Neill, Hugh G. O’Neill & Co. Times of the Islands readers will be familiar with previous articles on “bush” medicine practiced in the Islands over the decades. The Turks & Caicos boast a rich oral history and tradition personified in the tales of such Islanders as Leon Godet ... Read more about this post
  • Joie de Vivre: Caribbean Paradise Inn September 1, 2004 By Kathy Borsuk I was prepared to be angry with Jean Luc Bohic, owner of Caribbean Paradise Inn. When I had arrived at 9 AM for our first meeting, an employee named Raoul simply said, “Boss still sleeping, make big party last night.” I passed some time running errands and returned about an hour later, bemoaning ... Read more about this post
  • Treasures of the Sea: June 1, 2004 Shells of the Turks and Caicos Islands P2 Story and Photos by Richard Ground This is the second in a series of three articles about the shells of the TCI. In the last article I looked at some of the large and showy gastropods, but in this one I will concentrate on the smaller species. However, because ... Read more about this post
  • A Place in the Sun? June 1, 2004 A formal association between the Turks & Caicos and Canada could be possible. Story & Photos by Steve Rennie Each winter, thousands of Canadians flee from their igloos to the sandy beaches and warm breezes of the Caribbean. In the process, they spend an estimated $30 million in the region, money that many Canadian politicians feel could ... Read more about this post
  • The Time Has Come: Development looms for North Caicos June 1, 2004 By Kathy Borsuk For nearly the past decade, “the talk” has been that North Caicos will be the next island in the Turks & Caicos chain to attract focused development. Honestly, it was hard to imagine. North Caicos is one of the most tranquil places in the country. Covered with lush vegetation that includes fruit trees, ... 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 atPhotographer Agile LeVin captured this magnificent shot of freediver Samantha Kildegaard, of Free Dive With Me, at Malcolm’s Road Beach on Providenciales. Agile, who grew up and currently resides in Turks & Caicos, has been turning his camera to the country’s beauty for most of his life. He, along with his brother Daniel, produce Visit TCI , a website filled with comprehensive and current information about the Islands.

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