Resort Report

  • Eating with Purpose April 4, 2018 The Retreat Kitchen vegetarian cafe and juice bar. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Mannish Tolani I’m a firm believer in purpose: we all have a unique contribution to make with our life on this earth. If we discover that best thing to do we are fortunate, and others are blessed. When I met Laura and Lindsay Mensen, ... Read more about this post
  • Window to the Past April 4, 2018 The legacy of Emily Kersteiner. By Emily Malcolm ~ Photos Courtesy Heidi Hertler The Turks & Caicos Islands are literally “Beautiful by Nature” with crystalline waters, white sandy beaches and stunning shoreside terrain. An archipelago of astonishing and well-preserved ecosystems, it is also home to well-preserved historical buildings of Bermudian-styled architecture found on the Salt Islands of ... Read more about this post
  • Hang Tight April 4, 2018 Can solar panels survive hurricanes? By Paul Chaplin, Green Revolution, and Kathy Borsuk Today (March 7, 2018) marks the six-month anniversary of Hurricane Irma’s brutal attack on the Turks & Caicos Islands. The flocks of visitors from cold-weather climes continue to land daily, and most see little evidence of the powerful storm as they enjoy the TCI’s ... Read more about this post
  • Back to the Basics April 4, 2018 Finding wellness in TCI. By Ben Stubenberg A tropical Shangri-La hides in our midst. Islands where the ills of modern society—hypertension, diabetes, cancer, obesity—rarely appear, and people often live well into their 90s and sometimes over 100. A trip to the outer, rural islands of North, Middle or South Caicos and Salt Cay tells you why: These ... Read more about this post
  • A Strong Comeback April 4, 2018 Can South Caicos become the ecotourism capital of the TCI? By Don Stark, Chairman, Turks & Caicos Reef Fund and Kathleen McNary Wood, Principal, SWA Environmental Photos By Kathleen McNary Wood According to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), South Caicos was the second-hardest-hit island in the Turks & Caicos by the September 2017, back-to-back hurricanes (Irma ... Read more about this post
  • Tracking Those Teens! April 4, 2018 Following sea turtle migration via satellite. By Katharine Hart and Dr. Peter Richardson They have it down to an art. One stands on the bow of the boat, the other is poised to kick the boat into gear. Both are scanning the crystal clear water for dark shadows that show any sign of movement. Someone shouts that ... Read more about this post
  • Piping Plover Persevere April 4, 2018 How did the hurricanes affect shorebirds of conservation concern? By Eric F. Salamanca*, Elise Elliot-Smith**, Caleb Spiegel***, Jen Rock‡, Beth MacDonald, Kathleen McNary Wood‡‡‡, B Naqqi Manco*, Katharine Hart* and Nicole Caesar* *Department of Environment and Coastal Resources, Turks & Caicos Islands **US Geological Survey , ***US Fish and Wildlife Service, ‡Environment and Climate Change Canada, ‡‡SWA Environmental Photos By Dr. ... Read more about this post
  • Mirages Come to Life April 4, 2018 Ephemeral wetlands of the Turks & Caicos Islands Story & Photos By B Naqqi Manco, TCI Naturalist Walking over the cracked, hardened mud of the flat salinas of the Caicos Islands at the height of the dry season, it is hard to imagine any presence of sweet, fresh water nearby. Even in the cooler parts of the ... Read more about this post
  • Hard Work Brings Success April 4, 2018 Charles Hubert James By Hope James-Hamilton and Carlton Mills Charles Hubert James was born in Bottle Creek, North Caicos on July 4, 1916 to Nathaniel and Isabella James. His parents were hard-working, strong disciplinarians, loving and caring. “Hubert” came from a humble beginning. He knew what it was to go without shoes as he walked the dusty ... Read more about this post
  • An Unexpected Adventure January 29, 2018 Visiting South Caicos and Salt Cay post-hurricanes. By John Galleymore In the ten years of being a resident of Providenciales, we had seen storms form off the west coast of Africa and either dissipate, move away or grow no larger than a tropical storm. The one exception was the 2008 “double” of Hurricanes Ike and Hannah, tearing ... Read more about this post
  • TCI Strong January 29, 2018 Facing the fury of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. By Ben Stubenberg For eyes reading these words today or 100 years from now, know this: When Hurricanes Irma and Maria tore across the Turks & Caicos Islands in September 2017, the people of these beautiful islands united as one. Well-off or struggling, they helped each other selflessly and ... Read more about this post
  • Go Gently January 29, 2018 The delicate nature of coral reefs. By Dr. Aaron C. Henderson & Dr. Heidi Hertler, The School for Field Studies, Center for Marine Resource Studies, South Caicos ~ Photos By Dr. Heidi Hertler Coral reefs are perhaps the most visually stunning ecosystems in the marine environment. Often described as the “rainforests of the sea,” they abound with colourful ... Read more about this post
  • To the RESCQ January 29, 2018 Saving Grand Turk’s precious coral after the hurricanes. Story & Photos By Don Stark, Chairman, Turks & Caicos Reef Fund In September 2017, back-to-back hurricanes severely damaged the island of Grand Turk (as well as other islands in the Turks & Caicos). But not all the damage was readily visible. At the southern tip of Grand Turk, ... Read more about this post
  • A Silver Lining January 29, 2018 Paul Wilkerson’s interest in local weather proved essential this season. By Jody Rathgeb ~ Photos Courtesy Paul Wilkerson Lots of people come to the Turks & Caicos and fall in love with its turquoise waters. Paul Wilkerson went further. The American meteorologist extended his love to the TCI’s clouds, winds, rains, dry spells . . . and ... Read more about this post
  • Follow the Chimneys January 29, 2018 How I became an Islander. By Dr. Charlene Kozy Editor’s note: Dr. Charlene Kozy has been contributing articles to Times of the Islands for nearly a decade. They range from a survey of the various flags and emblems used by the country, to detailed histories of the life and times of the Caicos Islands’ Loyalist plantation ... Read more about this post

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Chrystel Loyer Kendrew captured the detail of this unfolding Agave plant. Through Chrystallize Photography, she offers fine art photography depicting the natural beauty of the Islands, often using close-ups to highlight patterns, colors or textures. For more, visithttp://www.chrystallize.comand follow on Instagram: @chrystallizephotgraphy

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