Resort Report

  • Gretchen’s Christmas Letter January 19, 2013 Memories of an expatriate’s life on Grand Turk in 1957. By Gretchen Steffke St. John ~ Photos and Captions By Art St. John Gretchen St. John came to Grand Turk with her husband Art in 1957. Art St. John served as the Commanding Officer of “Waldo II,” the temporary US Coast Guard LORAN station set up in ... Read more about this post
  • The Place We Called Home January 19, 2013 The on-going development of the Caicos Heritage House. By Dr. Donald H. Keith, Chairman, TCI National Museum The Turks & Caicos National Museum’s presence on Providenciales is growing! Construction of the “Caicos Heritage House” is nearing completion. Made possible by a grant from an anonymous donor, the House is the anchor exhibit for the “Caicos Heritage House ... Read more about this post
  • Dawn of a New Tax January 19, 2013 Value Added Tax (VAT) rises on the Islands’ horizon. By Lindsay McCann, Director, Morris Cottingham & Co. Ltd. The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to get the most feathers with the least hissing. Jean Baptist Colbert, attributed People who complain about taxes can be divided into two classes:  men and women. Author ... Read more about this post
  • To the Rescue! January 19, 2013 DEMA’s Rescue & Collection of Endangered & Endemic Plants Project. Story & Photos By B Naqqi Manco, Caicos Pine Recovery Project Manager The “bush” in the Turks & Caicos Islands has frequently been under-valued. Often it is maligned as a dense, mosquito-infested, poisonwood-itchy thicket. But this tropical dry forest hosts high levels of species diversity, much of ... Read more about this post
  • A Mosaic of Life January 18, 2013 Peek into the underwater world of mangroves, “womb of the sea.” By Liz Cunningham ~ Photos By Wes Matweyew and Liz Cunningham “Just think of it as warm spit,” Wes said. The water was astonishingly warm as we walked shin-deep through a wide expanse of turquoise-green sea filled with low-lying mangroves in the Princess Alexandra Nature Preserve. ... Read more about this post
  • A Tale of Whales (and Donkeys and Potcakes) January 18, 2013 Day-tripping to Salt Cay is always an adventure. Story & Photos By Ramona Settle There is a tiny island in Turks & Caicos with the tag line, “The Land That Time Forgot.” Did I say tiny?  Only 3 square miles from tip to tip. Small in size, but filled to the brim with charm, personality and colorful ... Read more about this post
  • The Time-Traveling Beachcomber October 9, 2012 Stroll Grand Turk’s beaches with this native historian. By Sherlin Williams Beachcombing is a common practice on islands like these. Some folks look for shells, driftwood, sea-glass and the like. Others enjoy the simple tranquillity and intimacy with nature. But for a time-traveling beachcomber like me, who grew up on Grand Turk, strolling the beach offers glimpses ... Read more about this post
  • Nothing Short of Miraculous October 9, 2012 The saga of the North Creek paddle. By Dr. Donald H. Keith, Chairman, TCI National Museum Discovery Saturday August 17, 1996, 4:30 PM: It is the end of another long day for Bob Gascoine, captain of the sailboat, Aquanaut, moored in “the lagoon,” a deepwater basin at the north end of Grand Turk’s North Creek. It is ... Read more about this post
  • Danielle’s Dream October 9, 2012 This ancestor of a lighthouse keeper brought history alive for her wedding. By Sherlin Williams ~ Wedding Photos By Sean Brady Ever since Danielle Noyes was a little girl she dreamt of sharing her wedding with the widest possible family gathering. So it’s no surprise that she wanted to be the first to have this most special ... Read more about this post
  • A Lady from Lorimers October 9, 2012 Mary Outten’s story reflects a rich life, well-lived. Story & Photos By Siri White ~ Original interview by Sara J. Kaufman and Siri White The island of Middle Caicos is the largest in the Turks & Caicos Islands and was once known as “Grand Caicos” for that reason. Ironically, it probably has the country’s lowest population density—and ... Read more about this post
  • Where the Few Ferns Grow October 9, 2012 Ferns tough out their space in the Turks & Caicos Islands bush Story & Photos By B Naqqi Manco, TCI Naturalist As a child of the late 1970s, I feel fortunate to have barely missed some of the most iconic and horrid trends of the decade—the hair, the clothes, the odd novelty gifts—I was too young then ... Read more about this post
  • Protecting Your Investment October 9, 2012 Vacation property rental insurance advice from a local expert. By Tony Lancaster, The Insurance Centre ~ Photo By Steve Passmore, Provo Pictures My wife Kerry and I have lived and worked in the Turks & Caicos Islands since 1996. Prior to that we both worked in the insurance industry in London, but having been born in Jamaica ... Read more about this post
  • Go Gilbert and David! October 4, 2012 Turks & Caicos Islands teenage turtles leave home. By Dr. Peter Richardson, Biodiversity Programme Manager, Marine Conservation Society You may remember Suzie, the adult female Green turtle and the first turtle to be satellite tracked in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Suzie amazed us all with her incredible 3,700 mile return journey through the territories of 15 ... Read more about this post
  • A Burning Desire October 4, 2012 TCI’s first controlled burn in the pine yard a success. Story & Photos By B Naqqi Manco, Caicos Pine Recovery Project Manager The Caicos Pine Recovery Project (CPRP), overseen by the Department of Environment & Maritime Affairs (DEMA), completed the first controlled burn in TCI’s pine yards on May 9, 2012. The burn was supervised by foresters ... Read more about this post
  • Reaching for the Stars June 26, 2012 The T & C Star Foundation aims to shine light on potential. By Kathy Borsuk When you live in a small community with limited financial resources, it can be disheartening to witness, first-hand, the constellation of untapped potential. The talented artist who can’t purchase supplies; the disease awareness group that must focus on fundraising rather than public ... 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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