start ups: rising artists on the scene

Many of them started showcasing their talents in Chrystal ‘TESS’ Charles’ backyard at the beloved entertainer’s ‘no-judgment, all love’ monthly open mic nights she dubbed B(ring) Y(our) O(wn) C(reativity) in April 2017. Some of them are veterans of the spoken word poetry scene trailblazed by the Towers of Babel, a performing arts troupe that first…

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moira dedrick: a different muse

Recently, Quebec native Moira Dedrick found herself noticing new things in the Caribbean sunsets she views from her home on South Caicos. So she started painting them, one after another after another. A collection of those small canvases now hangs in her kitchen. “As I began to pull (the paintings) together, I started to see…

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Johnny Boychuk breaks out for family time

Without question, the Turks and Caicos has plenty of reasons that attract visi­tors to its shores. Just one glance at the turquoise waters affirms its allure. But, for Johnny Boychuk there were two other decisive factors that led to the islands becoming his ’go to’ vacation spot: his Aunt Leslie and Uncle Todd. His first…

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joseph lewis:wedding planner

Story and Image: Dominique Rolle/Caya Hico Media From Jennifer Lopez’s meticulous turn in The Wedding Planner to Father of the Bride’s hilariously eccentric Franck, wedding planners are often portrayed in the movies as being obsessive in their commitment to pulling off a couple’s big day. At 31, Providenciales native Joseph Timothy Lewis Jr. never imagined…

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tammin sursok: actor, traveler, blogger, mom

Poor, sweet Jenna Marshall! Tormented –then  blinded! – by the jealous mean-girl clique of Rosewood, USA, while still just a teenager! But she’ll get her revenge. Or will she? That’s the Tammin Sursok known to fans of the hit Freeform network series Pretty Little Li­ars (once described as “Desperate Housewives for teenagers”). Think over-the-top tween/teen…

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randy moss: keeping an eye on the ball

Like most sports-loving Canadi­ans, Ryan Jones grew up playing hockey. At some point, though, he and his twin brother began gravi­tating toward American football. It became his great love. Today, Jones is a Providenciales resident and a devoted evangelist of the game he credits with sustaining him through the death of his father when he…

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