Resort Report

  • Viatical & Life Settlement Investments April 1, 2004 By Charles Dargie, Silk Road Ltd. Viatical and life settlements have been gaining significance over the last ten years, but many people know little about them. Essentially, they involve a seller of a life insurance policy and a purchaser or investor. The transaction is unusual in that it is more than just a commercial deal. There ... Read more about this post
  • Cheshire Hall Plantation April 1, 2004 A Testament to the Past Story and Photos by Kathy Borsuk It’s hard to believe that Cheshire Hall Plantation is so close to the Providenciales business district. For as soon as you pass through the refuge of its rugged stone wall, you feel the present disappear. Sounds of traffic, construction and airplanes vanish and a lonely quiet ... Read more about this post
  • Treasures of the Sea: April 1, 2004 Shells of the Turks and Caicos Islands Story and Photos by Richard Ground Among the many exciting things about holidaying on a tropical island are the strange and beautiful shells that you can find on the beach or when out snorkeling. The Turks & Caicos Islands are no exception, and observant visitors will find a rich and ... Read more about this post
  • Blazing The Trail: April 1, 2004 High Speed Internet service speeds up life in the Islands By Kathy Borsuk We all know how much the Internet has expanded and streamlined our lives. On an isolated island chain like the Turks & Caicos, its effects are magnified. Consider that as few as 25 years ago, the only way to “chat” with a friend in ... Read more about this post
  • Building on a Reputation: April 1, 2004 The Tuscany By Kathy Borsuk Not so long ago, developers of property on Providenciales were considered mavericks, brave pioneers taking a risk on the mostly unknown island chain. It’s a testament to Provo’s rapidly maturing condominium market that well-known developers are now eager to etch their signatures in the fine ivory sand. The Tuscany is a case in ... Read more about this post
  • A Vision in Green April 1, 2004 Beaches Turks & Caicos earns Green Globe Certification By Kathy Borsuk We all know how good it feels to wear a brand-new suit of clothes. The fabric’s colors are rich, every button is in place, creases and collars are sharp and hems unfrayed. Yet without proper care, over time it’s easy for that garment to become faded, ... Read more about this post
  • The Changing Landscape January 14, 2004 of the Turks & Caicos Islands By Gary Brough, KPMG When KPMG opened our office in the Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) in September, 1990, TCI was very different from the country we know today. There was only one direct commercial flight into the country — Pan-Am flying from Miami. There were only seven miles of paved ... Read more about this post
  • Handmade in the Turks & Caicos: The Evolution of the Middle Caicos Co-Op January 1, 2004 Story by Sara Kaufman Long ago, on a small island in the Turks & Caicos, a group of friends wondered why the beautiful baskets, hats and bags made from local palmtops and grasses were so hard to find. This is the story of the Middle Caicos Co-op and their successful efforts to restore pride in traditional ... Read more about this post
  • Bringing Up Baby January 1, 2004 Photos by Richard Ground This Spring a hummingbird mother chose to build her nest in a frangipani tree outside our screen porch. By cutting a small hole in the screen I was able to share her ups and downs over the next three weeks as she raised her little family — and what a roller-coaster ride ... Read more about this post
  • The Green Flash! January 1, 2004 Contributed by Paul Dempsey/B. McWilliams ONE OF NATURE’S MOST UNUSUAL AND BEAUTIFUL DISPLAYS, the “Green Flash” leaves a lasting impression on everyone fortunate enough to have seen it. Jules Verne was struck by its exquisite beauty and in his novel, Le Rayon Vert, expressed his sentiments in verse: “Only those who have seen it, Can know the peace ... Read more about this post
  • Fit for a Queen: January 1, 2004 Queen Angel Condominium Resort By Kathy Borsuk Not everyone chooses to live beachfront, especially as prices for such properties on Providenciales escalate into the stratosphere. Investor representative Cosmo Kerr has long recognized the need for reasonably priced condominium suites in a prime location that offers panoramic views, a range of amenities and easy beach access. He believes ... Read more about this post
  • A Tale of Two Pirates January 1, 2004 By Anthony Sweeting Most of the men who made up the West Indies pirate fraternity were rough, crude and uneducated. Many were formerly indentured servants or came from the pressed ranks of the navies, having been sandbagged down some dark alley or outside a tavern after too good a night out. Life on board the navy ships ... Read more about this post
  • Positive Returns? January 1, 2004 Absolutely, with Offshore Variable Annunities By Mark Smallwood, TEP, Smallwood Insurance Company Ltd. In the last few years, the offshore financial sector has been undergoing dramatic changes. The Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI), albeit a relatively small boutique financial jurisdiction, has been playing its part in introducing a braod array of laws and regulations to ensure a ... Read more about this post
  • A Reflection of Character September 1, 2003 French Riviera Condominiums By Kathy Borsuk Photo by Jean Philippe Alonso Jean Philippe (“J.P.”) Alonso could be described as an island “character.” He first came to the Turks & Caicos Islands nearly a decade ago to hunt for treasure in shipwrecks off the Silver Banks. He found no gold, but soon afterwards became a successful entrepreneur, whose primary ... Read more about this post
  • Peas ‘N’ Grits & “Penn On”: True Turks & Caicos Cuisine September 1, 2003 Story by David Bowen, Cultural Officer, Turks & Caicos Tourist Board Mmmmm, just the thought of a plate of some homemade Turks & Caicos native food is enough to make my mouth water. (Yours also, if you are lucky enough to have sampled a dish or two.) Now I’m not talking about the new “fast food” ... 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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