Resort Report

  • Talking Taino: The Book September 1, 2008 florida lottery By Bill Keegan & Betsy Carlson It seems like yesterday, but five years have now passed since we began writing our column called “Talking Taíno” for Times of the Islands. Our goal has been to use the words of the original inhabitants of the Caribbean, known as Taínos when Europeans arrived, to highlight Caribbean natural ... Read more about this post
  • Winds of Change September 1, 2008 mega millions Salt Cay’s future:  restore or replace? Story & Photos By Michele Belanger-McNair Salt Cay is known as the “island time forgot.” Prior to the 1990s, few travelers came to this small, remote island just south of Grand Turk. There was no electricity, no running water, a few shops to get basic food, no telephone and little ... Read more about this post
  • Toiling in the Salt Ponds September 1, 2008 texas lottery The Grand Turk years of Mary Prince By Margo Maddison-MacFadyen My new master was one of the salt pond owners or holders of the salt ponds, and he received a certain sum for every slave that worked upon his premises, whether they were young or old. This sum was allowed him out of the profits arising ... Read more about this post
  • The Creepy-Crawly Life September 1, 2008 Story & Photos By B. Naqqi Manco The Turks & Caicos Islands are blissfully free of dangerous land animals. Our largest native land animal is a humble vegetarian, the Turks & Caicos Rock Iguana. No large predators lurk in the bush. Our three small snake species are all non-venomous and shy. Possibly the only creature throughout ... Read more about this post
  • Uncovering Chippewa September 1, 2008 powerball By Dr. Toni L. Carrell, Ships of Discovery The surge was particularly strong along the fringing reef off Northwest Point, Providenciales, as James Hunter, Joe Lamontagne and I dropped over the side of our inflatable boat. We were there to look for the remains of the U.S. Navy brig Chippewa. It was the second attempt of ... Read more about this post
  • Carved Histories September 1, 2008 illinois lottery Ceremonial duhos from the Turks & Caicos Islands Story & Photos By Dr. Joanna Ostapkowicz During the second half of the 19th century, nine elaborate wooden ceremonial stools — or duhos —were recovered from caves in the Turks & Caicos Islands. In their time (ca. AD 1000–1500), these low stools — often carved in the form ... Read more about this post
  • Salt June 1, 2008 An essay on the most valuable commodity in human history. By Bill Keegan and Betsy Carlson “Guinea John . . . made his way to the East Coast, mounted the cliff at Manzanilla , put two corn cobs under his armpits and flew away to Africa, taking with him the mysteries of levitation and flight . . . He ... Read more about this post
  • In Search of the Snapper June 1, 2008 A tasty tale of the savory snapper. By Laura Adzich-Brander Sitting down to coffee with a local fisherman, I innocently asked, “Is there a chance of going snapper fishing this week?” With a twinkle in his eye, the reply came back, “Just what snapper are we talkin’ about? There’s Red Snapper, Gray Snapper, Black Snapper, Mutton Snapper ... Read more about this post
  • Yearning for Freedom June 1, 2008 The Legacy of Mary Prince By Margot MacFadyen Oh the horrors of slavery! How the thought of it pains my heart! But the truth ought to be told of it; and what my eyes have seen I think it is my duty to relate; for few people in England know what slavery is. I have been a slave – ... Read more about this post
  • Masters of Disguise June 1, 2008 These fish have perfected the game of aquatic hide-and-go-seek. Story By Suzanne Gerber ~ Photos By Barbara Shively We get the English word camouflage from the  French camoufler (to disguise), which likely derived from camouflet, meaning “a puff of smoke” or “smoke blown in someone’s face as a practical joke.” But to fish, who exist in an ... Read more about this post
  • Which Doctor June 1, 2008 Volunteer vets help TCI creatures great and small. By Katya Brightwell Thousands of residents of the Turks & Caicos Islands, past and present, have passed through the doors of a modest ground floor office at the end of a narrow driveway in a residential area of Turtle Cove, Providenciales. Most have four legs, some have two, and ... Read more about this post
  • Painting With A Master June 1, 2008 Caffiero Painting brings a new level of professionalism to the Islands By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Christine Morden, Provo Pictures Michelangelo is considered a virtuoso for his paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel; Michael Caffiero and his crew at Caffiero Painting Co. TCI are virtuosos in painting not only ceilings    . . . but ... Read more about this post
  • The Crustacean Invasion June 1, 2008 Great Blue land crabs are a tasty terror! Story & Photos By B. Naqqi Manco, Sr. Conservation Officer, Turks & Caicos National Trust They come every year. The spring rains awaken them and the Islands are subject to the onslaught of a creepy crustacean invasion. Most welcome these creatures, but I’m still working on feeling anything but ... Read more about this post
  • Taking The High Ground June 1, 2008 Historic Ft. St. George Cay is a rich slice of TCI History. Story & Photos  By  Dr. Donald H. Keith, Trustee Turks & Caicos National Museum and President, Ships of Discovery June 12, 1998.  “Some people say there’s five and some say six.” Jack McWilliams yells to Jon Moore and me as we drop over the side ... Read more about this post
  • Fans, Rods, Plumes and Whips April 1, 2008 Soft corals play an integral role in the coral ecosystem. Story by Suzanne Gerber ~ Photos by Barbara Shively You can’t dip below the water’s surface in any tropical paradise without noticing the amazing Technicolor world that exists there—“the inner planet,” as it’s been called. It truly is another world, teeming with more life and ... 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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