Spring 2001

  • 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
  • Pampering in Paradise April 1, 2001 By Kathy Borsuk with Melinda Minton Photos courtesy Serenity Spa, Beaches Resort and Phillip Pepperell “I’m warning you now, this could become addictive” Turks & Caicos spas That’s what Megan Bates of Serenity Spa said just before she gave me my first-ever beauty treatment. Truthfully, I had been rather apprehensive at the thought of a stranger performing ablutions on ... 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
  • Herons of The Turks and Caicos Islands April 1, 2001 Sunset Story and Photos by Richard Ground Herons occur throughout the Turks & Caicos Islands in every conceivable habitat. Reddish Egrets dance in the urban salinas of Grand Turk. Cattle Egrets can be found in dry pasture. Great Blues stalk the tidal flats; and Night-Herons haunt suburban gardens, where they keep down the population of destructive land ... Read more about this post
  • Living The Leeward Lifestyle April 1, 2001 By Anne-Marie Kelly The nautical definition of the word “leeward,” meaning the side to which the wind is blowing, captures only a fraction of the essence of Providenciales’ own Leeward Community. This gated, upscale, marina-based community on the far northeast tip of the bustling island has seen tremendous growth over the past few years. Future plans are ... Read more about this post
  • Eco-Tourism: The Big Blue Way April 1, 2001 By Anthony Taylor It’s been some nine years since Florida-based writer Bill Belleville first addressed the issue of eco-tourism in Times of the Islands (Spring 1992). Then he called it “environmental and economic sense” and went on to state, “as this island chain (Turks & Caicos) edges up to a crossroads in its development destiny, it ... 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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