Resort Report

  • The Journey January 5, 2017 A look at the National Museum’s epic voyage through history. By Dr. Donald H. Keith, President, Turks & Caicos National Museum Foundation It’s hard to say exactly when and where some journeys begin. More often than not we wake up one day and it dawns on us that we’re going somewhere. Maybe it isn’t even clear where, ... Read more about this post
  • Changing Faces January 5, 2017 The evolving population of North and Middle Caicos. By Sara J. Kaufman North and Middle Caicos are the two largest islands in the Turks & Caicos archipelago but surprisingly, their combined population—across nearly 100 square miles and eight villages—comprises less than 10% of the country’s total residents. Tranquil and pristine, both islands boast a verdant green landscape ... Read more about this post
  • Nature’s Fireworks! January 5, 2017 Lightning facts and photos. By Paul Kubecka ~ Photos By Michael Bishop Most of the photos you see in Times of the Islands depict sunny skies and cottony clouds floating over gem-colored seas and ivory beaches. But even paradise is not always perfect, especially during the summer and early fall months when atmospheric conditions are favorable to ... Read more about this post
  • Trash, Trinkets, Jewelry and Treasure January 5, 2017 A life of detecting. Story & Photos By John Galleymore They say you never forget your first coin. My first set me on a hobby that continues to this day. It was 1978 and I was barely ten years old. My father had bought me a metal detector that was really no more than a toy, but ... Read more about this post
  • Lady Pirates of the TCI January 5, 2017 The astonishing story of Anne Bonny and Mary Read. By Ben Stubenberg Who hasn’t dreamed of being a swashbuckling pirate in the Caribbean, living life wild and free on the high seas with the tantalising prospect of getting rich with treasure? The romantic imagery has been woven into our collective imaginations from childhood, starting with Captain Hook ... Read more about this post
  • Under the Mistletoe . . . January 5, 2017 This unusual plant is not as “romantic” as it would seem. Story & Photos By B Naqqi Manco, TCI Naturalist “Ugh, it’s like evaporating rubber cement,” I lamented, scraping the mucilaginous liquid off my fingers onto the twig of a pink poui tree, “No wonder I could never get it to work before—I was doing it wrong ... Read more about this post
  • The Future of Conch January 5, 2017 Saving TCI’s iconic fishery. By Kathleen Wood ~ Photos By Marta Morton Imagine the Turks & Caicos Islands without steamed conch, stewed conch, grilled conch, cracked conch, conch salad, conch fritters, conch and rice or conch chowder. The queen conch (Strombus gigas) has been the mainstay of the TCI diet since Lucayan Indians first inhabited these shores ... Read more about this post
  • Teach the Way They Should Go January 5, 2017 Veteran educator Mrs. Marjorie Basden By Dr. Carlton Mills and Beverly Malcolm The Marjorie Basden High School in South Caicos is known throughout the Turks & Caicos Islands for its achievements in academics, student representation in national events, music, and sports. In fact, several of the nation’s highest ranking politicians, including the country’s first female premier Hon. ... 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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This lovely beachscape was taken in North Caicos between Pumpkin Bluff and Three Mary Cays. Master Photographer Christine Morden did some off-roading down unmarked dirt paths to find this unique view. For more of her team’s amazing work, Visit at: www.myparadisephoto.com

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