Resort Report

  • Cleaning up the Dump March 25, 2009 New solid waste management plan is a model programme. By Kathy Borsuk If you’d like to see an image of post-Apocalypse Provo, take a trip to the “dump,” currently sprawling over a 27 acre site of formerly beautiful bush in the northwest corner of the island. The “flags” that mark your approach are fragments of plastic bags ... Read more about this post
  • The Oldest Image? March 25, 2009 The museum acquires the earliest painting of Grand Turk. By Dr. Neil Hitch, Director, Turks & Caicos National Museum Photos Courtesy Turks & Caicos National Museum Collection In the Spring 1998 Astrolabe, Barry Dressel, then museum director, wrote a brief article describing the oldest image of the Turks & Caicos Islands. This image is a woodcut of South ... Read more about this post
  • A Breath of Fresh Air January 1, 2009 oklahoma lottery Classy, casual and family-friendly Windsong Resort opens its doors. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Steve Passmore, Provo Pictures I’m a firm believer that the personality of a resort’s upper management is reflected in the property itself — its appearance, level of service, overall atmosphere. Attitude seems to trickle down from the top, infusing every interaction ... Read more about this post
  • Blessed are the Beadmakers January 1, 2009 lottery numbers Grand Turk was the site of a prehistoric bead-making workshop. Story & Photos By Bill Keegan and Betsy Carlson One of the long-forgotten beatitudes reads: “Blessed are the Beadmakers, for they shall inherit Grand Turk.” Ok, we invented this supposedly Biblical reference, but the point is that Caribbean archaeology is going through a major episode of ... Read more about this post
  • Made in TCI January 1, 2009 michigan lottery North Caicos Boats are built on-island, for the Islands. By Howard Gibbs ~ Photos By Cheryl Gibbs The Turks & Caicos Islands have a long history of boat-building—combining the use of native materials, plans created in the minds of the local builder and lots of hard work and ingenuity.The end result is the colorful island sloops ... Read more about this post
  • Totally Tubular January 1, 2009 pennsylvania lottery Some marine worms live their entire lives inside a cylinder of their own making. Story by Suzanne Gerber ~ Photos and Captions by Barbara Shively Even if the word “worm” gives you the heebie jeebies as you conjure grade-school boys dangling them in front of your face on the playground, you’re going to love the elegant ... Read more about this post
  • A Whale’s Tale January 1, 2009 california lottery TCI’s whales offer valuable eco-tourism and research opportunities. By Matthew Ashley and Steven Newman It is October in the North Atlantic, and she circles the remaining school of krill. The small shrimp-like creatures have become few and far between in recent weeks, but after six months of feasting she feels satisfied and full of energy compared ... Read more about this post
  • Vanishing Culture January 1, 2009 pa lottery Where did all the donkey carts go? By Dr. Neal Hitch, Director, Turks & Caicos National Museum Photos Courtesy Turks & Caicos National Museum Collection Much of the history of the Turks & Caicos Islands is unrecorded. It is mix of oral history and hearsay. The mission of the National Museum has been to put facts behind ... Read more about this post
  • The Road to Development January 1, 2009 nj lottery A fascinating tale of Provo’s first “highway”. By Katya Brightwell ~ Photos By Steve Passmore, Provo Pictures Historical Photos Courtesy Bengt Soderqvist “It was built with hand. You could ride it with bicycle and then we find ourselves riding cars on it.” James Dean, Wheeland Poised at a crossroads for busy Leeward Highway, waiting ever-longer for the increasing ... Read more about this post
  • People Connecting January 1, 2009 ny lottery Mobile service provider Islandcom exclusively serves TCI. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Steve Passmore, Provo Pictures Folks in the Turks & Caicos Islands love their phones. Whether walking down the street, shopping, working out, getting a haircut or (gulp!) even driving, there’s often a cell phone pressed to ear. Ring tones blare from pockets and purses ... Read more about this post
  • Worth the Trip January 1, 2009 Silver Palm is North Caicos’ own oasis of good food and hospitality. Story & Photos By Kathy Borsuk Every time I go to North Caicos, I wonder why I have let so much time lapse between visits. As soon as I step onto the TCI’s “Garden Island,” two things make an impression: a pleasantly rich smell of ... Read more about this post
  • Oh, Christmas Palm January 1, 2009 mega millions numbers Helping to ensure the palms are “present” in TCI’s future. By B. Naqqi Manco, Senior Conservation Officer, Turks & Caicos National Trust Photos Courtesy Board of Trustees, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and TCI National Trust Call me a Scrooge. I’ve never been big on Christmas. The consumerism, the materialism, the mad rush at supermarkets and ... Read more about this post
  • 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

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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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