St. Croix’s First Family of Flight

September 22, 2016 Tim Cotroneo 0

Billy Bohlke’s work environment fits like a glove, and he can make it move at mach speed. Today the 37-year-old President and Chief Pilot of Bohlke International Airways in St. Croix will take his office […]


Diving into the Deep End in Eleuthera

September 18, 2016 Tim Cotroneo 1

In 2006, Tricia Ferguson received a desperate phone call from a girlfriend working in Harbour Island in the Bahamas. “My friend needed a personal chef to prepare meals for Richard Gere. Up until that point, […]


Island Restaurant Love Story

February 25, 2016 Tim Cotroneo 0

Straw Hat Restaurant on Anguilla Peter Parles bolted out of his Straw Hat Restaurant office like a man on fire. “We’ve got Internet problems,” Parles confided to a friend. Straw Hat is located on the […]


Connecting the Yachts in Antigua

January 7, 2016 Tim Cotroneo 1

Tina Westwood’s Caribbean Concierge Services The roots of Tina Westwood’s business taking care of Antigua’s yacht owners first sprouted when she was 19 years old. A girlfriend asked if she’d like to work on a […]


Stirring a Business That Cooks

February 6, 2015 Tim Cotroneo 0

Julia Child’s The French Chef was one of the most popular television shows of the 60s and early 70s. Newly married and an aspiring cook, Carole Kotkin found herself mesmerized by Child’s culinary mastery. When […]


Tapping the Caribbean Dream

June 30, 2014 Tim Cotroneo 0

St. John Brewers in the U.S. Virgin Islands U.S. retail dollars for craft beer in 2012 was estimated at $10.2 billion, up from $8.7 billion in 2011. In 2004, on the Caribbean island of St. […]


Photo Safari Hawaii

October 11, 2013 Tim Cotroneo 1

Creating a Business Niche in Maui Many of the oceanfront hotel properties on the Hawaiian island of Maui are so beautiful that guests rarely leave their cozy confines. Maui-based photographer Brian Ross felt it was […]


Finding Herself In Aruba

September 6, 2012 Tim Cotroneo 1

Networking to island success When Tina Causey-Bislick moved to Aruba in 1999, she never dreamed she’d be a restaurant owner. Then again, she never imagined starting a prominent Aruba magazine, launching a public relations firm […]


Tales From The Cabana Bar

April 24, 2012 Tim Cotroneo 0

In 1984, Jeff Rollings rolled into Providenciales, the most inhabited of the Turks and Caicos Islands, not quite knowing what to expect. “Back then, you could walk Grace Bay Beach on a Wednesday and still […]


Success In Sails

November 29, 2011 Tim Cotroneo 1

The sounds of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young serenade excursion customers as they step aboard The Cat, Jim Trilling’s pearl white catamaran. Like entering the living room of a palatial home at sea, guests hand […]


A Business That Clicks

August 9, 2011 Tim Cotroneo 1

It’s easy for Ernesto Dos Santos to freeze frame the turning point in his life and career. It was the day a representative from the Dominican Jazz Festival viewed his black and white photos exhibited […]


Sedona Rocks

September 21, 2010 Tim Cotroneo 0

When John Bradshaw came into this world in 1970, it was fair to call his Sedona, Ariz., birthplace a one-horse town. “My dad couldn’t afford to pay for my delivery in cash, so he traded […]


Sedona Rocks

August 3, 2010 Tim Cotroneo 1

Experiencing Sedona, Arizona by Jeep When John Bradshaw came into this world in 1970, it was fair to call his Sedona, Ariz., birthplace a one-horse town. “My dad couldn’t afford to pay for my delivery […]


Making A Difference

July 14, 2010 Debbie Madoni Lewis 2

It’s not always possible to donate unlimited amounts of money to a favorite charity, but it is reasonable to give time and effort through unique opportunities. And just as they do with successful companies, today’s […]


Anguilla Business In Paradise

April 1, 2010 Tim Cotroneo 1

If you’ve ever considered chucking it all and moving to a far off island in the Caribbean, Anguilla is as good as it gets. The island is but 16 miles long and three miles wide. […]


The Remarkable Story Of Rodney Lavard

March 25, 2010 Tim Cotroneo 6

Rodney Lavard thought he’d heard it all before. The 19-year-old clubhouse attendant at the only golf course in the Turks and Caicos Islands was used to hearing “resort talk” from vacationers. But what Lavard heard […]


Blarney Castle In Cabo San Lucas

March 3, 2010 Tim Cotroneo 0

One of the best hotel values in the entire Baja Peninsula can be found high on the hill above downtown Cabo San Lucas. Guests staying at the quaint Blarney Castle Inn enjoy accommodations with million-dollar views for rates as low as $99 per night. […]