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Clandestine Fields

Swidden agriculture in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Story & Photos By B Naqqi Manco, TCI Naturalist Visitors to the Turks & Caicos Islands: Try finding a traditional crop patch here — I dare you. It won’t be an easy, straightforward search. In countries with mechanized, technology-driven agriculture, farms are easy to recognise, even if […]

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Astrolabe

A Link to the Past

Newly discovered photos document an intriguing 1955 expedition to South Caicos. By Dr. Donald H. Keith ~ Photos By Mendel Peterson On a dreary winter’s afternoon in January while rummaging around for something else, I found a small box containing four rolls of black and white film marked “Air Shots, Turks and Caicos Islands 1955.” […]

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Green Pages

Burn, Baby, Burn

Second controlled burn in Middle Caicos pineyard a success. Story & Photos By B Naqqi Manco, Caicos Pine Recovery Project Manager Following the excellent results of TCI’s first controlled burn in the Middle Caicos pineyard in May, 2012 (see Times of the Islands, Fall 2012 “A Burning Desire”), a second controlled burn was carried out […]

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Green Pages

Hidden Pillars of the Economy

Studying, monitoring, and protecting TCI’s coral reefs. By Emily Stokes and Heidi Hertler, School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies Photos By Heidi Hertler Coral reefs are among the most biologically diverse and highly productive ecosystems on Earth. Whilst they cover a mere 1% of the Earth’s surface, their contribution to the global […]

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Business

A Green Economy

Can the dream of sustainability become reality? Story & Photos By Kathleen Wood In November 2014, a two-day Green Economy workshop was held in order to identify environmental priorities in TCI. Representatives from government, science, watersports, fisheries, local communities, and tourism met to discuss what current policies are working well for TCI’s environment and what […]

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Water Sports

Sailing Like Johnny Depp

A day on the water in a former rum runner. By Tim Cotroneo ~ Photos Courtesy Sun Charters It’s not every day you’re given the opportunity to sail on a rum runner in the Turks & Caicos Islands. The mere thought of hopping aboard a 77-foot schooner in the heart of the Caribbean’s bluest waters […]

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Desmond Missick demonstrates how the conch shell can be blown as a horn. It was used practically to signal, warn, or communicate, and also serves as a musical instrument. Photo by James Roy of Paradise Photography (www.MyParadisePhoto.com).

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