Resort Report

  • Much Ado About Nothing? January 1, 2008 You decide:  an argument for change. By Marlon Hibbert, Scientific Monitoring Officer, DECR As the year 2007 draws to a close, the world is turning its attention to Bali, Indonesia where countries will meet under the United Nations banner to forge a successor to the Kyoto Protocol, the 1997 international treaty designed to ... Read more about this post
  • A Margin of Safety September 1, 2007 Restoring mangroves in the Turks & Caicos Islands By Eric Salamanca, Scientific Officer, DECR Photo By Brian Riggs, Curator, National Environmental Centre The world was shocked when a tsunami struck the coasts of southeast Asia in December 2004. More than 200,000 people were believed to have died as a result of the sea surge and a ... Read more about this post
  • Salt Cay Family Robinson September 1, 2007 To these siblings, home is nowhere but Salt Cay. Story & Photos By Michele Belanger-McNair Most residents of Salt Cay tend to be somehow related through several hundred years of marriages and births. There aren’t many different surnames:  Simmons, Smith, Simons, Talbot, Robinson, Dickenson, Been, Wilson, Kennedy, Lightbourne, Selver, Landy, Hamilton, Glinton and ... Read more about this post
  • A Home Away From Home September 1, 2007 TCI’s ReefBall coral relocation project makes transplantation a success. Story & Photos By Christopher Guglielmo Imagine yourself snorkeling off the beach in the perfect turquoise waters of Providenciales’ Grace Bay. You pass a patch of turtle grass where conch and sand dollars line the bottom. You get a bit further out, past several stands ... Read more about this post
  • Talking Taino: Catch of the Day September 1, 2007 Contrary to our current dilemma, the Taino always knew where their fish came from. By Bill Keegan and Betsy Carlson “Here the fishes are so unlike ours that it is amazing; there are some like dorados, of the brightest colors in the world — blue, yellow, red, multi-colored, colored in a thousand ways; and ... Read more about this post
  • And God Created Turquoise September 1, 2007 An historical journey through Chalk Sound National Park. By Katya Brightwell “Everybody think it’s artificial, think it’s paint on the bottom there, but it’s not. It’s different from other places. It’s unique, it’s just unique.” “Impossibly iridescent. It’s a magical place.” Ask anyone to describe the colour of the water in Chalk Sound National Park in ... Read more about this post
  • Its Rightful Place in History September 1, 2007 Breezy House’s new owner pays homage to its creator. By Mila Schukin ~ Photos By Patricia Duff Despite being known as “the birthplace” of modern-day Providenciales, Turtle Cove is very underappreciated, in my view. Although Princess Radziwill and friends hung out here in the 1960s and 140-foot yachts are frequent visitors, Turtle Cove has a calm, lazy ... Read more about this post
  • Sea-Faring Butterflies September 1, 2007 Flitting about the reef for food and courtship, butterflyfish swap wings for fins. Story By Suzanne Gerber ~ Photos By Barbara Shively English speakers call this colorful, delicate and playful species of fish by a poetic name — butterflyfish — but its scientific name tells a different story. Chaetodontidae, pronounced key-toe-DON-ti-day, comes from the ... Read more about this post
  • I Remember When… June 1, 2007 Longtime TCI Politician Hilly Ewing looks back on the old days. Interview By Andre Garneau and Embry Rucker Historical Photos Courtesy TCI National Museum Collection Hilly Arthur Ewing was born on December 11, 1930 in Blue Hills, Providenciales. He grew up to become one of the Turks & Caicos’ original political leaders. In fact, the government building currently ... Read more about this post
  • Partying, Taino-style June 1, 2007 The ritual of Taino arietos often had a deep and sacred meaning. By Bill Keegan and Betsy Carlson Music and dance are integral parts of human life. Every culture in the world has songs and dances that are used to mark important occasions and special ceremonies. Among the Tainos these were called arietos. Taino communities are characterized by ... Read more about this post
  • Luxurious in Its Simplicity June 1, 2007 Dellis Cay development promises one of the world’s “rarest living experiences.” By Kathy Borsuk ~ Illustrations By dbox Inc. Dellis Cay has always been a rare and magical place. Tucked between Fort George and Parrot Cays along the string of jewels between Providenciales and North Caicos, seekers of the secluded have prized its sugar-sand shores and vibrant ... Read more about this post
  • Take Your Mark, Get Set…Go! June 1, 2007 Recent athletic competitions have spurred interest in TCI sports tourism. By Sarah Gooch The face of tourism in the Turks & Caicos Islands is on the precipice of change. For years now, developers and the government itself have encouraged a high-end and exclusive market geared towards the crème de la crème of the travelling public, offering luxury ... Read more about this post
  • One Country, Many Nations June 1, 2007 Is Providenciales becoming the “melting pot” of the Caribbean? By Katya Brightwell Once upon a time there was a sleepy island called Providenciales. Just about 550 men, women and children lived there. There were no roads and no cars. There was no television. There was no airport. And visitors from other countries were rare. And then one day, ... Read more about this post
  • “Can’t Get No Respect” June 1, 2007 Often feared, the humble eel is actually fascinating to study. Story by Suzanne Gerber ~ Photos by Barbara Shively Pity the poor eel. It never makes anyone’s Top 10 list of Favorite Fish. In fact, for many underwater visitors, the mere pronunciation of its name inspires profound fright, often bordering on terror, or, at best, disgust. And ... Read more about this post
  • Pining Over Extinction June 1, 2007 Can TCI protect its National Tree from an introduced pest? By B. Naqqi Manco, Senior Conservation Officer, TCI National Trust and Martin Hamilton, UK Overseas Territories Programme, Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew Biologists often ponder what thoughts were going through the minds of the people who witnessed the death of the last member of an entire species. ... 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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