Fall 2013

  • Go Fly a Kite! October 9, 2013 Kiteboarding tourism comes to the Turks & Caicos. Story & Photos Courtesy Turks & Caicos Kitteboarding The secret’s out . . . the Turks & Caicos Islands are a kiteboarding paradise and the perfect place for a kiteboarding vacation! Recent years have seen a sharp increase in “kiteboard tourism” to the Islands — from experienced riders visiting ... Read more about this post
  • Diving into Our History October 9, 2013 The Jeremiah Denis Murphy exhibit. Story & Photos By Dr. Donald H. Keith, Chairman, TCI National Museum The exhibits in the Guinep House were created in 1990 and have remained largely unchanged for more than 20 years. We have uncovered a lot more history since then, with more fascinating artifacts to show and more incredible stories to ... Read more about this post
  • The Best is Yet to Come October 4, 2013 Grand Turk’s many assets have yet to be utilised. By Chris Morvan In recent years the Turks & Caicos has been all about Providenciales, once a barren, sparsely-populated outpost but now a tourist destination of upscale hotels and gourmet restaurants. The island of Grand Turk, the nation’s capital, has been overshadowed by its “showbiz” neighbor, to the ... Read more about this post
  • Free by Nature October 4, 2013 The case against Bottlenose dolphins in captivity. By Don Stark, Turks & Caicos Reef Fund “There is about as much educational benefit to be gained in studying dolphins in captivity as there would be studying mankind by only observing prisoners held in solitary confinement.” – Jacques Cousteau Two dolphinaria have been proposed for construction in the Turks & ... Read more about this post
  • A Taste of Island Time October 4, 2013 This local coffee roaster adds a dollop of love to each cup. By Katherine Withers Green ~ Photos By Siri White Things move slowly in the Islands. Folks don’t have that same urgency that city dwellers do. Sometimes it feels like the earth spins just a little slower this side of the Atlantic . . . it’s ... Read more about this post
  • A Heart for Conservation October 3, 2013 Bryan “Naqqi” Manco wins well-deserved Blue Turtle Award. By Kathleen Wood, Director, DEMA Integrity and curiosity are the two attributes that stood out when I first met Bryan Manco (known to most as “Naqqi”) 13 years ago, when he had just returned to the Turks & Caicos to work for the UKOCTF’s/National Trust’s Darwin Biodiversity Project on ... Read more about this post
  • In Search of a Silver Lining October 3, 2013 The community reacts to the White Cloud tragedy at Northwest Point. By Richard Green On the morning of April Fool’s Day 2013, Art Pickering approached the pristine reefs off the western end of Providenciales and couldn’t believe his eyes. Anchored between the popular Amphitheatre and Chimney dive sites was the 200+ foot megayacht White Cloud, more than ... Read more about this post

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Sharon Weil Hornstein is the owner/photographer of Sand Dollar Images. Of this her first contribution to Times of the Islands she says, “For me, rainbows have always symbolized hope and opportunity and I believe this photograph captures the power, beauty and resilience of Turk & Caicos through Hurricanes Irma and Maria.” For more of Sharon’s Turks & Caicos images, visit www.sanddollarimages.comand follow her on Instagram @sanddollarimages and @turnstonehousetci.

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