passing the torch at R.A. Shaw

Over the past 20 years, architect Ron Shaw and his firm R.A. Shaw Designs have become synonymous with impressive architecture that captures the spirit of island living. From initial concepts through completed projects, the Canadian expat put his mark on many of the most awe-inspiring homes in Turks & Caicos. In 2018, Shaw passed a…

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geraan garland: mogul in the making

Twenty-eight year old Geraan Garland sees opportunity the way he sees paint prior to putting it on canvas – a world of potential simply waiting to be mixed with creativity, blended with technique, and finessed with patience and determination. Few of our Artist + Entrepreneur feature subjects have so embodied the balance of creativity and…

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Beach Enclave expands guest experience

Vasco Borges’ original 2013 concept for a privately-owned villa resort was simple enough to write on a postcard: Low density, high-value, totally personalized. But it wasn’t just the concept that took the road less traveled: At the time, its International Drive location seemed unproven, too. Five years later, after the 2016 opening of Beach Enclave…

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renee wright: trailblazer for the body strong

Renee Wright’s affinity for tattoos and muscles goes back as far as her primary school days. Raised in Providenciales, Wright’s childhood pension for large stick-on tattoos was just the precursor to her high school experimentation with permanent ink as a student at the British West Indies Collegiate. Upon graduating from high school, Wright’s teenage trajectory…

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Coast Architects marks a decade

Sit down with Coast Architects founders Simon Nicholls and Chris Davies and you’ll get the impression the partners have developed a balanced working relationship after 10 years in business together on Providenciales. Nicholls is Welsh, you see. Davies is English. On the one hand, they’re connected by the United Kingdom and centuries of shared history….

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growing business appeals to attorney

When David Stewart tells clients the Turks and Caicos is a solid place to invest, he speaks from a place of authority. One that was gained through decades of personal experience. Stewart is a partner with local law firm, Griffiths & Partners, as well as Managing Director of the trust company, Coriats. Positions he took…

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creating space for business to flourish

Q: What sets Turks and Caicos apart as an investment destination? AM: The competitive advantage of the Turks and Caicos as an investment destination does not lie in one unique factor but rather in a unique combination of factors. Our geographical location gives us prime advantage for easy access to North American, European and Canadian…

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