Resort Report

  • Hidden Stories June 26, 2012 Trees and the charting of Lucayan histories. By Joanna Ostapkowicz, B. Naqqi Mango, Mike Richards and Alex Wiedenhoeft Wood is a remarkable medium, revealing in its carved surface not only the artists’ intention, but more subtly, the tree’s unique history. Its coloring, grain and growth rings mark its age and how the tree grew. Other aspects, invisible ... Read more about this post
  • Carved Histories II June 26, 2012 A duho biography. By Joanna Ostapkowicz, Fiona Brock, Alex Wiedenhoeft and Mike Richards. In December 2007, Fiona Brock and I visited the Turks & Caicos National Museum (TCNM) to study the Lucayan duho—or ceremonial seat—in its collections. This visit had long been a goal of mine: I first studied the duho (at a distance, in the UK) ... Read more about this post
  • Grouper Groupies June 26, 2012 Why we love the Caribbean’s famous native fish. By Suzanne Gerber ~ Photos By Barbara Shively Granted, the grouper is not most creatively named fish in the world. The origin of this well-known and friendly type of sea bass comes from the Portuguese word for, of all things, fish (garoupa). But before you write that off as ... Read more about this post
  • Making a Splash! June 26, 2012 “Race for the Conch” Eco-SeaSwim attracts new and elite swimmers. By Kathy Borsuk Training in a swimming pool can get tedious, dreary and lead to burn-out over time, as many competitive swimmers can attest. Recently, many swimmers have discovered open water swim racing as a way to revive the excitement, especially if done in warm waters. Indeed, ... Read more about this post
  • Bumping it to New Heights June 26, 2012 TCI Volleyball Federation opens the sport to international competition By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy TCI Volleyball Federation It’s a simple equation. Take one volleyball and one net. Add soft beach sand, two to six interested players and a dose of good sportsmanship. The end result: fun in the sun and a guaranteed good time! Although the ... Read more about this post
  • The Resurrection of Horse-eye Jack’s June 26, 2012 Under new owners, this Blue Hills beach bar and grill has never been better! By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Dominick Rolle One of my favorite views on Providenciales comes as you round the curve into the seaside community of Blue Hills. After a rather nondescript ride from town, the sudden, brilliant views of turquoise ocean, with ... Read more about this post
  • Think Colour, It’s Golden June 26, 2012 Colour refreshes the spirit and enlivens your style Fresh from winning the 2012 TCI Top Model Contest, Washanda Registre lounges in light and airy Blue Carib House, after a celebratory evening out. The TCI Top Model Contest & Fashion Extravaganza is an event that is designed to give those persons residing in the Turks & Caicos ... Read more about this post
  • Views, views, views March 2, 2012 The Venetian holds court over the eastern end of Grace Bay. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Steve Passmore, Provo Pictures I was touring the TCI’s newest condominium resort, The Venetian on Grace Bay. We were standing on the crescent-shaped screened balcony that fronts each suite, taking in the glorious scenes of ivory sand, turquoise sea and ... Read more about this post
  • Waving a Blue Flag March 2, 2012 TCI’s “Beautiful by Nature” beaches are now certified. By Don Stark, Chairman, Turks & Caicos Reef Fund ( Everyone who spends any time in the Turks & Caicos, and especially on Grace Bay, knows that these islands have some of the best beaches in the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean. And that’s not just local bragging. Grace Bay ... Read more about this post
  • The People Who Discovered Columbus Version 2.0 March 2, 2012 By Dr. Peter T. Sinelli and Dr. William Keegan “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” — Albert Einstein In our last contribution to Times of the Islands, we described the “conventional wisdom” concerning the colonization of the Caribbean Islands—namely, that the Island Arawaks efficiently island-hopped their ... Read more about this post
  • Men in the Ground March 2, 2012 Christmas hog potato and Devil’s potato vines dress up the bush. Story & Photos By B Naqqi Manco, TCI Naturalist I drew trees like every other six-year-old drew trees—green lollipops on straight brown sticks dotted quite regularly with disproportionately large, bright red flowers or fruit or something. Who knows what they were—probably apples, but now as an ... Read more about this post
  • The Rest of the Story March 2, 2012 Documenting civilian Loyalists’ influence on Caicos Islands history. By Dr. Charlene Kozy The influx of Loyalists to the Bahamas shaped the political and cultural behavior not only of the Bahamas but of Turks & Caicos Islands. Why did they come, who were they, and what contributions did they make? In a previous article (Fall 2010 Times of the ... Read more about this post
  • A Voyage into Reading March 2, 2012 Hands Across the Sea spreads its blessing to Turks & Caicos. Courtesy Hands Across the Sea For sailors Tom “T.L.” Linskey and his wife Harriet, Caribbean cruising at its best is half challenge, half discovery. The challenges involve everything from ocean sailing from New England to the Caribbean and the often boisterous conditions between the islands, to ... Read more about this post
  • Service and Value Breed Success March 2, 2012 “The Best Little Car Rental Agency” in Grace Bay just got a whole lot bigger. By Kathy Borsuk Since opening in 2005, Grace Bay Car Rentals and Sales has operated from a tiny office in Grace Bay Plaza, with their fleet of rental and for-sale cars packed into the gravelly lot at its side. In February 2012, ... Read more about this post
  • Ancient Discoveries in the Caicos Caves March 2, 2012 Sometimes it takes a new pair of eyes . . . nearly 100 years later! By Mark Parrish, BSc Ocean Sciences I have been exploring caves and sinkholes in the Turks & Caicos Islands for almost 15 years. It was not something I was particularly interested in before moving to these islands, but I’ve always had a ... 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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