Resort Report

  • From Honey to Ashes April 23, 2010 The late Claude Lévi-Strauss dispeled the notion of “us” and “them”. By Bill Keegan and Betsy Carlson The late Claude Lévi-Strauss dispeled the notion of “us” and “them”. By Bill Keegan and Betsy Carlson I have sought a human society reduced to its most basic expression.  Claude Levi-Strauss, Triste Tropiques, 1955 Keegan was a teaching assistant for “Introduction to ... Read more about this post
  • Lady Liza, Donkey of Kew April 23, 2010 North Caicos’ last donkey is a symbol of a bygone era and changing world. By B. Naqqi Manco, TCI Naturalist North Caicos’ last donkey is a symbol of a bygone era and changing world. By B. Naqqi Manco, TCI Naturalist Kew Settlement in North Caicos is a small town – perhaps a tiny town; for even calling it a ... Read more about this post
  • The Incredible Journey April 23, 2010 Suzie the celebrity Green turtle comes home after a 3,700 mile trip! By Peter B. Richardson, Marine Conservation Society (MCS) Suzie the celebrity Green turtle comes home after a 3,700 mile trip! By Peter B. Richardson, Marine Conservation Society (MCS) On January 27, 2010, Suzie, an adult female Green turtle and the first turtle to be fitted with a ... Read more about this post
  • In Case of Emergency . . . April 23, 2010 Building an efficient, effective 9-1-1 service for the Turks & Caicos Islands. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Claire Parrish Building an efficient, effective 9-1-1 service for the Turks & Caicos Islands. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Claire Parrish Dial 9-1-1! It’s a universal call for help; an almost-instinctive response to an emergency situation. And, as of February ... Read more about this post
  • Vanishing Culture: Preserving the Images of Provo’s Past April 23, 2010 By Jessica Brody ~ Photos Courtesy Turks & Caicos National Museum, Ludington & McCollum Collection The beaches, diving, snorkeling and remote location of the Turks & Caicos Islands create the ideal image of a “get-away” spot for many visitors, but in the 1970s, the Islands were truly a place to get away from it all. The ... Read more about this post
  • Hey Angelface! April 23, 2010 The large, colorful, sociable Angelfish is on the “A” list in fish popularity. Story By Suzanne Gerber ~ Photos & Captions By Barbara Shiveley The large, colorful, sociable Angelfish is on the “A” list in fish popularity. Story By Suzanne Gerber ~ Photos & Captions By Barbara Shiveley When your dive or snorkeling buddy draws an imaginary ring over ... Read more about this post
  • Daring to be Different April 23, 2010 Daring to Be Different The Veranda steps out of the box and into a bold new world of resort management. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Steve Passmore, Provo Pictures The Veranda steps out of the box and into a bold new world of resort management. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Steve Passmore, Provo Pictures It’s a bold new ... Read more about this post
  • A Rare & Endangered Island April 23, 2010 Can “green” development and cultural conservation resurrect Salt Cay? By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy Salt Cay Devco Ltd. Can “green” development and cultural conservation resurrect Salt Cay? By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy Salt Cay Devco Ltd. Just as the Turks & Caicos’ national flower Island Heather, national plant the Caicos Pine, and the endangered Turks & Caicos ... Read more about this post
  • Flushing Out the Facts February 11, 2010 The story of Columbus and the tortoise bone toilet seat. By Bill Keegan and Betsy Carlson Mr. Christopher Columbus Sailed the sea without a compass Well, when his men began a rumpus Up spoke Christopher Columbus He said, “There is land somewhere So until we get there we will not go wrong If we sing a swing song Since the world is round, we’ll ... Read more about this post
  • Lock, Stock & Barrel February 11, 2010 Abundant “musket furniture” gave the Ft. George site a distinct military flavor. Story, Photos & Illustrations By Dr. Donald Keith The sheer variety of artifacts found during our work on Ft. George and in collections donated to the Museum is surprising: plain and fancy tableware, iron fasteners and hardware, brass and pewter buttons, glass bottles and drinking ... Read more about this post
  • Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button? February 11, 2010 Button artifacts provide clues to the tale of Ft. George Cay. Story & Photos By Dr. Neal V. Hitch, Director, Turks & Caicos National Museum Buttons. They are intriguing to me. There have been many buttons found on Ft. George Cay. Many of these are now in the collection of the National Museum. Some are still in ... Read more about this post
  • Pine Cay Pioneers February 11, 2010 Although recent field work revealed more Ft. George history, will time run out? By Dr. Donald Keith, Trustee, Turks & Caicos National Museum & President, Ships of Discovery November 7, 2009 marked the end of our two weeks of field work on Ft. George Cay. It was a little sad to backfill the test excavations, take down ... Read more about this post
  • 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

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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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