Resort Report

  • Sleeping Splendor, Safeguarded Survival February 11, 2010 Seed banking protects native plants from future perils. By B. Naqqi Manco, Senior Conservation Officer, Turks & Caicos National Trust Deep inside an underground fortification, with thick concrete walls, little light, and frigid temperatures, something sleeps. The slumbering one lies with others of its kind, waiting . . . and they may wait for a year, or ... Read more about this post
  • In the Business of Selling Seafood February 11, 2010 The Caicos Pride seafood plant takes proactive steps to stay competitive. By Tara Malcolm, Quality Assurance Manager, Caicos Pride Ltd. The spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) is an important resource for the Turks & Caicos Islands and even more so for South Caicos. The “Big South,” as the island is affectionately known, is known as the fishing capital ... Read more about this post
  • Revealing Thomas Brown February 11, 2010 This Loyalist likely lived on North Caicos and helped build Ft. St. George. By Dr. Charlene Kozy, former professor and president of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee In my previous article, “Follow the Chimneys”  (Spring 2009 Times of the Islands), local plantations were described as to content and their relation to a new community. To further learn and ... Read more about this post
  • Moving Ahead February 11, 2010 Middle Caicos proves itself as “the little island that can.” By Sara Kaufman ~ Photos By Claire Parrish It has been a year since Hurricanes Hanna and Ike rampaged through the Turks & Caicos Islands, and despite the physical reminders of debris, broken infrastructure and fallen trees it seems a long time ago. Middle Caicos was comparatively ... Read more about this post
  • Vanishing Culture February 11, 2010 Preserving Turks & Caicos’ historical archives. By Dr. Neal V. Hitch, Director, Turks & Caicos National Museum Photos Courtesy Turks & Caicos National Museum This paper was presented at the annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists on August 15, 2009, as part of a symposium on sustaining Caribbean archives. The theme of the symposium was the ... Read more about this post
  • “Meet You at the Couryard” February 11, 2010 TCI’s premier professional center opens. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Claire Parrish It’s hard to travel on Leeward Highway and not admire the attractive new three-story professional complex (across the road from Central Square) that sets the stage for Providenciales’ own “Miracle Mile.” Completed on schedule early this year, The Courtyard Plaza — designed by local ... Read more about this post
  • Fresh Every Morning February 11, 2010 An authentic French boulangerie comes to Providenciales. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Claire Parrish Legend has it that the name for Providenciales comes from the exaltations of French shipwreck survivors upon seeing this “providence of God.” Folks who are connoisseurs of French baked goods are sure to make similar exclamations of happiness when they visit the ... Read more about this post
  • Like a Phoenix February 11, 2010 Grand Turk’s Bohio Dive Resort triumphantly rises after Hurricane Ike. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Claire Parrish Perfectly positioned on a sinuous curve of pristine Pillory Beach, Grand Turk’s Bohio Dive Resort has long prided itself on offering “simple elegance in paradise.” Offering an unmatched combination of beautiful natural surroundings, friendly, personal service, superb diving, ... Read more about this post
  • Heat Monsters February 11, 2010 Tracking Hurricanes Hanna and Ike. By Marlon Hibbert, Scientific Officer, DECR It is no secret that 2008 was an extraordinary year for the Turks & Caicos Islands. During a one week period we suffered the onslaught of two major hurricanes. They wreaked havoc on the people of the Islands and came at a time when the global ... Read more about this post
  • Cedar Trees: Friend or Foe? February 11, 2010 What impact does the Australian pine have on the local plant community? Story & Photos By Chloe Hardman Tall trees waving in the winds are a common sight along the beautiful beaches of the Turks & Caicos. Locally known as the cedar, these trees offer pleasant shade. But have you ever stopped to wonder where these trees ... Read more about this post
  • The Fourth Deadly Sin February 11, 2010 This emblematic mammal did not survive to Taíno times. By Bill Keegan and Betsy Carlson The sloth is the stupidest animal that can be found in the world, and is so awkward and slow in movement that it would require a whole day to go fifty paces.1 Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés, 1526 This is not the preface ... Read more about this post
  • Bringing the Past to Life February 11, 2010 Historic restoration plays a part in preserving the Islands’ rich heritage. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy Lee & Astwood Architects Anyone who is familiar with the Turks & Caicos Islands knows that this tiny archipelago holds a rich history. Most apparent when you visit the “Salt Islands” of Grand Turk, Salt Cay and South Caicos is ... Read more about this post
  • Pampered in Provo February 11, 2010 A sampling of Providenciales’ sybartic – and healthful – spa pleasures. By Kathy Borsuk & Claire Parrish ~ Photos By Claire Parrish When Claire and I decided to visit many of the spas in Providenciales for this feature, I inwardly cringed. I’m a wash ‘n’ ready, no-frills gal who was brought up to believe that hard work ... Read more about this post
  • The Elusive Heather February 11, 2010 Searching for the TCI’s National Flower. Story & Photos By Sophie Williams As a botany student in the UK, I regularly see the beautiful purple heathers covering the hillsides and dominating the landscape. When I was offered the opportunity to study the Turks & Caicos heather, I was excited and eager to see an endemic species of ... Read more about this post
  • Thinking Like an Ocean February 11, 2010 Developing a sea ethic. By Richard Plate and Marta Calosso ~ Photos By Marta Calosso In 2008 we wrote an article for Times of the Island providing an introduction to Aldo Leopold’s land ethic. Briefly, Leopold suggested that humans increase their sense of ethics to include “soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively: the land.” The article ... Read more about this post

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Hobbyist photographer and Assistant Director for Research & Development at the TCI Department of Environment & Coastal Resources Dr. Eric F. Salamanca took this rare photo of a Bahama Woodstar hummingbird enjoying the nectar of Moringa flowers.

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