Resort Report

  • Clean and Green December 30, 2013 Providenciales dumpsite management is an overwhelming success. By Judith Garland-Campbell, Global Green Consultants, Photos By Paradise Photography On entering the Providenciales dumpsite, you are immediately captivated by the organization of the operation. There is an attractive sign mounted on a stone-cut wall, behind which is a container for individuals to safely drop garbage without going into ... Read more about this post
  • Times of Change December 30, 2013 School for Field Studies research targets TCI fisheries. By Amanda Greenstein, Kathy Lockhart, James Squires, Clarence Stringer and Heidi Hertler, School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies, South Caicos On the island of South Caicos, freediving is not a sport, but a way of life. Located along the western margin of the Columbus Passage (also known ... Read more about this post
  • Putting Down Deep Roots December 30, 2013 Mike and Nadine Giese, Sunshine Nursery By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Nadine Giese Just as it took over 200 years for the Lignum Vitae tree shown here to reach this size, and nearly two decades for the iconic Turks Head Cactus to develop its trademark red “fez” top, so the process of growing a successful business ... Read more about this post
  • 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
  • Many Hands Make (the) Light Work June 18, 2013 Join in the drive to re-create a working Fresnel lens display. Story & Photos By Dr. Donald H. Keith, Chairman, TCI National Museum Like any renovation, the Museum’s started out with a simple, concise plan that grew in complexity as we saw other things that ought to be dealt with at the same time. Once the most ... Read more about this post
  • Myth to Mission June 18, 2013 Freemasonry in the Turks & Caicos Islands By Kathy Borsuk I must admit that I was mighty skeptical when local businessman Antonio Dallamano approached me to write an article about Freemasonry in the Turks & Caicos. Like many others, my opinions were rich in rumor . . . it is a Satanic cult . . . members ... Read more about this post
  • Overhead Firing! June 18, 2013 A rare glimpse of a wild and wonderful sport. Story & Photos By Wes Matweyew Waves in the TCI are as rare as the West Indian Whistling Duck, so when the unusual sound of waves crashing on the beach filled my waking mind, I sat up, wondering, “Is that thunder outside?” It is still dark outside as I ... Read more about this post
  • Hybrid Vigor! June 18, 2013 Merging two TCI real estate companies brings out the best. By Kathy Borsuk Just as cross-breeding produces gorgeous and long-blooming orchids (see “Plants of Passion,” page 28), hybrids are typically stronger and more resilient than either of the “parents.” Such is the case with the merger of two long-standing Turks & Caicos real estate agencies. In January 2013, ... Read more about this post
  • Plants of Passion, Flowers of Fashion June 18, 2013 Secrets of orchids’ surprising beginnings in life and horticulture. Story & Photos By B Naqqi Manco, TCI Naturalist My late World History professor’s house was set deep back in a fall under large hickory and oak trees in one of the small mid-Atlantic USA university town’s older suburban areas. Cold, unkempt evergreens and mossy bricks belied the ... 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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