Fall 2016

  • Speed Born in Grand Turk September 13, 2016 Delano Williams participates in 2016 Summer Olympics. By Jody Rathbeb When Delano Williams ran in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he officially represented Great Britain. But there’s more to that story. Currently a resident of Kingston, Jamaica, he was born and raised on Grand Turk and continues to cherish the memories of a ... Read more about this post
  • The Time Has Come! September 13, 2016 A dolphin sanctuary for the Turks & Caicos Islands. By Don Stark, Chairman, Turks & Caicos Reef Fund Facilities housing captive marine mammals for the entertainment of tourists have been around for many years. It is only recently that people have begun to realize that keeping highly intelligent, family-oriented, social animals such as dolphins in captivity is ... Read more about this post
  • Project RESCQ September 13, 2016 Restoring endangered coral species to TCI reefs. Story & Photos By Don Stark, Chairman, Turks & Caicos Reef Fund Coral reefs form some of the planet’s most biologically diverse ecosystems, providing protection of beaches, habitat for fishes, and a natural source of carbon capture from the atmosphere (corals build their homes out of calcium carbonate which they ... Read more about this post
  • The Easy Way to Shop September 13, 2016 Island Bargains revolutionizes the Caribbean shopping experience. By Kathy Borsuk When I moved to Providenciales nearly 24 years ago, there were no IGA supermarkets, hardware stores, pharmacies, clothing or electronics outlets, or even a bookshop. Only the basics were available—usually on Wednesdays when the freight boat came in—and we learned to make do or do without. As a ... Read more about this post
  • Paradise by the Fraction September 13, 2016 Long Bay Beach Club introduces new villa ownership concept. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy Long Bay Beach Club Staying in a beachfront luxury villa with family and friends is a vacation option that is growing in popularity in the Turks & Caicos Islands. The combination of comfort, privacy, and versatility—along with enjoying the most beautiful beaches ... Read more about this post
  • A Phantasmal Project September 13, 2016 Saving the Ghost Fleet of the Caicos Islands. By Dr. Donald H. Keith, President, Turks & Caicos National Museum Foundation Unbeknownst to most residents of these islands, a fleet of ancient ships has sailed the Caicos for more than 200 years. A ghost fleet of sorts, almost invisible. Hundreds of people have looked right at them—and seen ... Read more about this post
  • A Mariner’s Tale September 13, 2016 By Captain Willard E. Kennedy, Master Mariner Captain Willard Kennedy came into the Museum one day and asked the staff if we wanted his sextant and navigational tools. What a wonderful gift, and through emails we have been privileged to learn about this “Salt Cay boy” and his journey through life. The Museum thanks Captain Kennedy ... Read more about this post
  • North Caicos Tea Company September 13, 2016 Serving up tradition, one sip at a time. By Jody Rathgeb ~ Photos By Tom Rathgeb T is for tradition. T is for taste. T is for time. T is for tenacity. But most of all, T is for tea, which blends all of the above into the island experience of North Caicos Tea Company. Caicos Tea Company is a North Caicos ... Read more about this post
  • Meal Time! September 13, 2016 The past, present and future of feeding the Turks & Caicos Islands. By Dr. Alastair M. Smith, School for Field Studies, Center for Marine Resource Studies, South Caicos, and Dr. Jessica Paddock, Sustainable Consumption Institute, Manchester University, UK One of the many reasons that a growing number of people are flocking to visit the Turks & Caicos ... Read more about this post
  • The Ride of a Lifetime September 13, 2016 Cruising in paradise on a V-Twin motorcycle. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Ileana Ravasio, Attimi Photography I must admit my perceptions of motorcyclists are stereotypical and come from limited experience. On one hand, I envision the outlaw bikers personified in “Rebel Without a Cause,” yet I also recall a parade of Harley folks riding with stuffed ... Read more about this post
  • A Revolution in Going Green September 13, 2016 Local company encourages energy efficiency. By Kathy Borsuk It was with joy that I covered Fortis TCI’s foray into offering solar energy options to its customers for our Summer 2016 article “Let the Sun Shine.” The country’s electricity providers now offer both                     customer-owned and utility-owned solar photovoltaic ... 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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