Culture

  • Legacy of the Sea March 20, 2014 Talbot’s Adventures By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy Levardo Talbot Whether you are a resident or tourist, there is no one better to spend time out on the water with than an “authentic” Turks & Caicos native. Besides safely piloting the boat through gleaming turquoise seas, you will be introduced to the best snorkeling, fishing and ... Read more about this post
  • A Lady from Lorimers October 9, 2012 Mary Outten’s story reflects a rich life, well-lived. Story & Photos By Siri White ~ Original interview by Sara J. Kaufman and Siri White The island of Middle Caicos is the largest in the Turks & Caicos Islands and was once known as “Grand Caicos” for that reason. Ironically, it probably has the country’s lowest population density—and ... Read more about this post
  • Hidden Treasure January 1, 2008 By Katya Brightwell Nestled between two major resorts at the far end of Grace Bay Beach is a modest wooden bungalow.  Raised on stilts from the fine white sand, with brightly-coloured slats and a traditional tin roof, the space is home to the Cultural Market Place of Providenciales — a discrete retail and relaxation haven. Designed to ... Read more about this post
  • A Breeze and A Sail April 1, 2007 TCI Maritime Heritage Federation is dedicated to keeping the country’s sailing heritage vibrant. By H.E. Ross From workboat regatta challenges to soft sailing on beautiful Chalk Sound, the Turks & Caicos Maritime Heritage Federation offers visitors a way to relax and assist local children in taking a ride on their traditional Caicos Sloops. From its inception, the Turks ... Read more about this post
  • A Heroic Craft: Boat Builders in the Turks & Caicos Islands January 1, 2005 By Kendal S. Butler The Turks & Caicos Islands owe their current success to the foundation on which they stand. This foundation was not the brainchild of politicians or the economic and social elites. It was the result of necessity and the reaction of citizens rising to meet the challenge of bettering their overall condition by ... Read more about this post
  • Handmade in the Turks & Caicos: The Evolution of the Middle Caicos Co-Op January 1, 2004 Story by Sara Kaufman Long ago, on a small island in the Turks & Caicos, a group of friends wondered why the beautiful baskets, hats and bags made from local palmtops and grasses were so hard to find. This is the story of the Middle Caicos Co-op and their successful efforts to restore pride in traditional ... Read more about this post
  • Peas ‘N’ Grits & “Penn On”: True Turks & Caicos Cuisine September 1, 2003 Story by David Bowen, Cultural Officer, Turks & Caicos Tourist Board Mmmmm, just the thought of a plate of some homemade Turks & Caicos native food is enough to make my mouth water. (Yours also, if you are lucky enough to have sampled a dish or two.) Now I’m not talking about the new “fast food” ... Read more about this post
  • Dressing Up The Islands: The Story Behind the National Costume April 1, 2003 T & C National Costume Story by David Bowen, Cultural Officer, Turks & Caicos Tourist Board One of the very first tasks I put to myself, as the Tourist Board’s newly appointed Cultural Officer, was to work on getting a national costume recognized. Throughout my travels and many years abroad, I have seen a number of countries ... Read more about this post
  • Folk Tales & Storytelling January 1, 2003 Story by David Bowen, Cultural Officer, Turks & Caicos Tourist Board The art of storytelling (or, as the old folks say “talking ol’ stories”), like much of our cultural heritage is hardly ever practiced these days. We are a nation of short attention spans, addicts to the quick thrill. The TV and cable remote control are ... Read more about this post
  • Rip Saw Music & Our Musical Heritage September 1, 2002 That Sweet Sound Story and Photos by David Bowen, Cultural Officer, Turks & Caicos Tourist Board I can still recall the day I was reintroduced to the sweet, unique sound of ripsaw music. It was exactly two weeks to the day since I had moved back to Grand Turk after being away for close to 20 years. ... Read more about this post
  • Rediscovering The Hidden Culture: Folk Songs June 1, 2002 Story and Photos by David Bowen, Cultural Officer, Turks & Caicos Tourist Board In my quest to rediscover the hidden culture of the Turks & Caicos Islands, I’ve become fascinated with our local folk songs and ring games (ring play). Since the beginning of my research throughout the Islands with a number of senior citizens groups, ... Read more about this post
  • Rediscovering The Hidden Culture April 1, 2002 By Kathy Borsuk Drawings by Kenton Wyatt While the Turks and Caicos are famous for their beautiful beaches, pristine seas and wonderful watersports, the Islands are not necessarily known as a cultural mecca. David Bowen wants to change that. As the Tourist Board’s cultural officer and a seasoned international entertainer, this enthusiastic Turks Islander is working to retrieve the ... Read more about this post

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Marta Morton, owner of Harbour Club Villas, shot this photo on the magical island of Salt Cay. The foreground is filled with the endemic National Flower Turks & Caicos Heather in full bloom. St. John's Anglican Church, built in the early 1800s, is in the background. To see more of her work, visit www.myturksandcaicosblog.com

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