Winter 2012/2013

  • Dawn of a New Tax January 19, 2013
    Value Added Tax (VAT) rises on the Islands’ horizon. By Lindsay McCann, Director, Morris Cottingham & Co. Ltd. The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to get the most feathers with the least hissing. Jean Baptist Colbert, attributed People who complain about taxes can be divided into two classes:  men and women. Author ...
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  • Gretchen’s Christmas Letter January 19, 2013
    Memories of an expatriate’s life on Grand Turk in 1957. By Gretchen Steffke St. John ~ Photos and Captions By Art St. John Gretchen St. John came to Grand Turk with her husband Art in 1957. Art St. John served as the Commanding Officer of “Waldo II,” the temporary US Coast Guard LORAN station set up in ...
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  • The Place We Called Home January 19, 2013
    The on-going development of the Caicos Heritage House. By Dr. Donald H. Keith, Chairman, TCI National Museum The Turks & Caicos National Museum’s presence on Providenciales is growing! Construction of the “Caicos Heritage House” is nearing completion. Made possible by a grant from an anonymous donor, the House is the anchor exhibit for the “Caicos Heritage House ...
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  • To the Rescue! January 19, 2013
    DEMA’s Rescue & Collection of Endangered & Endemic Plants Project. Story & Photos By B Naqqi Manco, Caicos Pine Recovery Project Manager The “bush” in the Turks & Caicos Islands has frequently been under-valued. Often it is maligned as a dense, mosquito-infested, poisonwood-itchy thicket. But this tropical dry forest hosts high levels of species diversity, much of ...
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  • Color My World January 19, 2013
    Understanding what happens to light underwater brings new appreciation. By Suzanne Gerber ~ Photography and Photo Captions By Barbara Shively If you’re lucky enough to be around any of the Turks & Caicos’ legendary coral reefs on a sunny day and peer down into crystal-clear turquoise waters, you might think you’ve stumbled upon the world’s largest natural ...
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  • A Mosaic of Life January 18, 2013
    Peek into the underwater world of mangroves, “womb of the sea.” By Liz Cunningham ~ Photos By Wes Matweyew and Liz Cunningham “Just think of it as warm spit,” Wes said. The water was astonishingly warm as we walked shin-deep through a wide expanse of turquoise-green sea filled with low-lying mangroves in the Princess Alexandra Nature Preserve. ...
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  • A Tale of Whales (and Donkeys and Potcakes) January 18, 2013
    Day-tripping to Salt Cay is always an adventure. Story & Photos By Ramona Settle There is a tiny island in Turks & Caicos with the tag line, “The Land That Time Forgot.” Did I say tiny?  Only 3 square miles from tip to tip. Small in size, but filled to the brim with charm, personality and colorful ...
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Aysha Stephen is Grand Turk’s newest artistic sensation, renowned for her iconic “Cool Donkeys” paintings. Her creations are quite the hit with visitors to TDB Fine Arts Gallery. It recently opened within the Turks & Caicos National Museum on Grand Turk and is dedicated to showcasing art “Made in TCI.

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