Resort Report

  • Seek-and-Go-Hide? January 14, 2012 TCI has a variety of choices for homeowners seeking seclusion. By Sara J. Kaufman The Turks & Caicos Islands today are a well known Caribbean vacation destination noted for glorious beaches, a peaceful atmosphere and friendly people. Providenciales — the most developed island with a profusion of upmarket resorts and condominiums, gourmet restaurants and an array of ... Read more about this post
  • The Hills are Alive January 14, 2012 Scaling TCI’s summits. Story & Photos By B. Naqqi Manco “Because it is there” is allegedly the reason British mountaineer George Mallory provided for climbing to Mt. Everest’s summit. Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzig Norgay were the first to accomplish this feat, noshing on Kendal Mint Cake while enjoying the view from the peak. Some mountaineers attempt ... Read more about this post
  • Dreams of Pine Cones Aplenty January 14, 2012 National tree produces bumper crop of seeds. By B Naqqi Manco, Caicos Pine Recovery Project Manager There was a buzzing of emails back and forth between Caicos Pine Recovery Project partners in October as Nursery Caretaker Junel “Flash” Blaise and I cleaned and counted seeds from this year’s pine cone collections. The number of seeds was unexpectedly ... Read more about this post
  • Using Memories to Make History January 14, 2012 TCI takes part in the Commonwealth Jubilee Time Capsule. By Kathy Borsuk If you ask someone to name important events during a particular time frame, not only might they note national milestones (constitution signed, airport opened, hurricane hit), but also events crucial to their community (church broke ground, local roads paved) and, most importantly, to their family ... Read more about this post
  • Twenty Years of Achievement January 14, 2012 This timeline highlights the TCI National Museum’s accomplishments. By Dr. Donald H. Keith, Chairman, TCI National Museum Let’s take a look at what the Museum’s Finders, Binders, and Minders have been up to for the last 20 years and what they have accomplished. Here is a sampling of a few of their more noteworthy achievements. 1980–1989 Molasses ... Read more about this post
  • How Clean Thou Art January 14, 2012 If cleanliness is next to godliness, then fish must be downright saintly. By Suzanne Gerber ~ Photos and Captions By Barbara Shively Doesn’t living 24/7 in the ocean keep fish clean, you ask? Not exactly. While they don’t need to hit the showers like we do after two sets of tennis, they still need to have their ... Read more about this post
  • Neptune’s Reign January 14, 2012 Las Brisas Restaurant & Bar and Neptune Villas hold court over lovely Chalk Sound. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Dominique Rolle Chalk Sound is one of God’s most beautiful creations. The water in this shallow inland sea always seems to beam with a heavenly glow, in a blue that can only be described as otherworldly. ... Read more about this post
  • Birding in Paradise October 19, 2011 Grand Turk’s Bird Walk and Bird Drive Trails are the first in the Caribbean. By Pat Saxton, Director of Business Development, TCI National Museum I love plants. I can go out into my garden anytime and see my plants. Plants don’t have an optimum time to view them, unless it is a midnight blooming cactus, which only ... Read more about this post
  • Simple Truths October 19, 2011 Our actions taken now can have a ripple effect on the world. Story, Photos and Illustrations By Liz Cunningham Twenty years ago I flew into the Turks & Caicos Islands, arriving in a small, wind-blown airport. A newly certified scuba diver, I went to Providenciales’ Northwest Point and dove amongst the brilliantly colored reefs that fringe ... Read more about this post
  • Intelligent Art October 19, 2011 Photographer/historian Sherlin Williams combines his passions to create Photocraphs. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Original Artwork By Sherlin Williams “When I started creating Photocraphs, I did not conceive that it was art, but I am now told that it is art.” That’s what Sherlin Williams says about the unique art form displayed on this issue’s cover, above and on ... Read more about this post
  • Wedding of the Century October 19, 2011 The tiny, beautiful island of Salt Cay was the venue for this couple’s nuptials. By Ian Dunn ~ Photos By George Quinn, GL Quinn Photography ( On Saturday, May 28, 2011, on Salt Cay’s North Beach Jonathan Dunn and Irene Schwarz of Charlotte, North Carolina were united in holy matrimony. Though the location suggests that this was ... Read more about this post
  • The Oldest Shipwreck: A Cautionary Tale October 19, 2011 This rollicking story reveals the Museum’s rather inauspicious start. Story & Illustrations By Dr. Donald H. Keith, Chairman, TCI National Museum “Divers find oldest shipwreck in the Caribbean . . . and treasure that could be worth MILLIONS” screamed the headline in the Daily Mail on April 29, 2011. Nicknamed the “Precioso site” by the American treasure ... Read more about this post
  • Dining Through the Doldrums October 19, 2011 The weather may be sultry, but fine dining in Provo never takes a break. By Kate Parham The fall season in the Turks & Caicos Islands is traditionally slow. Plain and simple. The heat and the threat of hurricanes keep tourists away and make residents sleepy. How can restaurants keep up? Unfortunately, some simply don’t. Since many ... Read more about this post
  • The People Who Discovered Columbus Version 1.0 October 19, 2011 By Dr. Peter Sinelli and Dr. William Keegan ~ Original Artwork by Theodore Morris For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong. H. L. Mencken During our travels virtually everyone we meet has heard of the Arawaks and the Caribs. James Michener’s hugely popular novel established these as the Caribbean’s native peoples ... Read more about this post
  • A Comfortable Place to Perch June 6, 2011 Grand Turk’s Osprey Beach Hotel has a fascinating history and exciting future ahead. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Tropical Imaging I have fond memories of Grand Turk’s Osprey Beach Hotel, or rather, the Kittina, as it was called in 1993. I visited there during the Thanksgiving holiday to write my first “Resort Report” as new editor ... 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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