Resort Report

  • 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
  • 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

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Photographer Marta Morton took a much-anticipated trip to Salt Cay in early April, where, among some 5,000 pictures, she captured this intriguing shot of the island’s iconic donkeys. You will find more of Marta’s beautiful photography throughout this issue and at http://www.harbourclubvillas.com

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