Resort Report

  • Gone, But Not (Quite) Forgotten June 6, 2011 Recording the remains of the St. Thomas’s church graveyard in Grand Turk. Story & Photos By Duncan and Sally Hutt He changed from the sick and sad of earth. To a land that knows not care: But his heart still clings to his native hearth And the friends he loved while here Epitaph of John Samuel Lightbourn (died 1851) Surveying a graveyard ... Read more about this post
  • Deciphering “The Cannon Code” June 6, 2011 Could this be the oldest dated object in the Turks & Caicos? Story & Figures By Dr. Donald H. Keith, Chairman, TCI National Museum In January 1986, I received a letter from Mr. Michael Boruch, who was president of Caicos Fisheries Inc. at Cockburn Harbour, South Caicos, from 1956 until 1971. It read: “There was a small signaling ... Read more about this post
  • Crunch ‘n’ Munch June 6, 2011 Besides transforming their appearance, parrotfish turn reef into sandy beach. By Suzanne Gerber ~ Photos & Captions By Barbara Shively It doesn’t matter whether you call them perroquetfeu, loro colorado, Budião-Vermelh, sparysoma szmaragdowa, or parrotfish, these beautiful creatures are among the most beloved in the underwater menagerie. Nor does it matter whether you speak French, Spanish, ... Read more about this post
  • What’s SUP? June 6, 2011 A stand up paddleboarding adventure in the Turks & Caicos Islands. By Hope LeVin (sponsored rider for Big Blue Unlimited, Blue surf shop and Naish) Photos By Agile LeVin The sea is calm as we silently slide our Naish paddleboards into the water. With a laugh that breaks the silence, we stand up and paddle away. We are ... Read more about this post
  • Living Heritage June 6, 2011 Multi-talented Alton Higgs plays many roles in Middle Caicos society. By Sara Kaufman and Siri White ~ Photos By Siri White Middle Caicos is the largest island in the Turks & Caicos Islands, but its real claim to fame is the living heritage of its elders. The majority of the population is over 60 years old, and lived ... Read more about this post
  • It’s a Bird . . . June 6, 2011 Birding takes flight in the Turks & Caicos Islands By B. Naqqi Manco, DECR As a child, I was not exactly popular, and by the definition of many of my classmates, downright eccentric. Rather than spending my allowance on new fashionable shoes, designer jeans or collectable cards, I spent it at the feed store. I would arrive ... Read more about this post
  • A Piece of the Pie June 6, 2011 Proposed Registered Fractional Ownership Legislation for the TCI. By Emma Riach, Senior Attorney, Karam & Misick and Sue Nickason, President, Caribbean Resorts Consultants Ltd. One of the fastest growing segments of the recreational property market may soon be available in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Fractional ownership, which is also commonly referred to as vacation ownership and ... Read more about this post
  • Saving the Salinas March 22, 2011 Two Grand Turk salinas gain Protected Area Status By Jodi Johnson, Environmental Officer, DECR Since the inception of the National Parks Ordinance of 1975 (and its subsequent amendments in 1992), the salinas of Grand Turk have been overlooked as part of the Protected Area System despite their size, comprising the largest total area of salt ponds in ... Read more about this post
  • New Scales March 22, 2011 Reptiles invade the Turks & Caicos Islands Story & Photos By R. Graham Reynolds & Matthew L. Niemiller The Turks & Caicos have a very special group of animals that are native to the Islands—the reptile “belongers.” From the regal Rock Iguana to the radiant Rainbow Boa, the ten species of native terrestrial reptiles play a major ... Read more about this post
  • Written in Stone March 22, 2011 Saving rock inscriptions on Sapodilla Hill, Providenciales By Dr. Donald H. Keith, Chairman, TCI National Museum It’s 2 PM on Friday, December 10, and I’m sweating bullets. Not just because it’s hot but because with only 18 hours to go before we’re scheduled to remove 40 fragile boulders covered with ancient inscriptions from the top of Sapodilla ... Read more about this post
  • The Heart of the Islands March 22, 2011 Taking a day to explore North and Middle Caicos’ roots. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Claire Parrish Readers of this magazine will know that our goal in “Sampling the Soul of the Turks & Caicos Islands” is to encourage visitors and residents to look beyond TCI’s sun, sand and sea and dig into the intriguing natural ... Read more about this post
  • Treasures on the Salina March 22, 2011 Investigating one of the Caribbean’s most important archaeological sites. Story & Photos By Joost Morsink One of the most unique and important archaeological sites in the Caribbean is located on the south shore of Middle Caicos. Various archaeologists have worked at the site since 1912, continuously trying to answer new questions with new techniques. In May and ... Read more about this post
  • Meet a Friend Before You Visit March 22, 2011 Turks & Caicos Reservations service helps you plan the perfect trip. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Claire Parrish If you were planning a vacation to an unfamiliar destination (like the Turks & Caicos Islands), wouldn’t it be great to be able to “phone a friend” who lived there? Your buddy could give you the unbiased “insider ... Read more about this post
  • Archimedes, Archaeology & Artifacts March 22, 2011 “Old Heads” come to the rescue to solve the mystery of the screw. Story & Photo By Sherlin Williams I’ve been doing projects at the National Museum on Grand Turk for the last 15 years or so. I rebuilt the mechanism that used to turn the light in Grand Turk’s lighthouse. Then I worked on making a ... Read more about this post
  • Piecing Together the Puzzle March 22, 2011 The Antiguan years of Mary Prince Story & Photos By Margot Maddison-MacFadyen Bermudian-born Mary Prince is the earliest known freed black woman writer from the West Indies. Born in Bermuda in 1788, she was a member of that generation of enslaved West Indians living through first, the abolishment of the transatlantic trade in enslaved Africans by British ... 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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