Resort Report

  • Leaving Our Mark April 1, 2008 An environmental history of the Turks & Caicos Islands. Story & Photos By Brian Riggs, Curator, National Environmental Centre In 2001, the Turks & Caicos Islands Government signed an important and far reaching document. The Environmental Charter (see page 59) outlined TCI’s commitment to the environment and conservation efforts on behalf of all the ... Read more about this post
  • A Celebration of the Masses April 1, 2008 Resurrecting the Masquerade tradition in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Story & Photos By David Bowen, Director of Culture, TCI Cultural & Arts Commission The origins of the Masquerade festivals celebrated in the Turks & Caicos Islands and the Caribbean have many explanations and colorful theories. It has been the subject of numerous ... Read more about this post
  • Mother Sea Turtle April 1, 2008 A look at the importance of turtles to the Tainos as food and myth. By Bill Keegan and Betsy Carlson “On a voyage north from Panama to Hispaniola, according to the journal kept in 1503 by Ferdinand Columbus, ‘we were in sight of two very small and low islands, full of tortoises, as was all ... Read more about this post
  • Always Have a “Plan B” April 1, 2008 A behind-the-scenes look at the cutting edge Endymion Rock survey. By Dr. Donald H. Keith, Trustee, T & C National Museum and President, Ships of Discovery Being involved in the survey of underwater archaeological resources is one of the main fields of expertise of the Turks & Caicos National Museum. Due to a series ... Read more about this post
  • Hidden History January 1, 2008 Uncovering the mysteries of the Caicos Islands plantations. By Dr. Charlene Kozy The Turks & Caicos Islands, especially North and Middle Caicos, became a haven for banished American Loyalists after the Revolutionary War in the United States. They were good citizens in the British Colonies and remained loyal to the King during the revolt. ... Read more about this post
  • Flying with the Times January 1, 2008 Providenciales’ newest FBO ensures a smooth landing for private air travellers. Story & Photos By Laura Brander There are times in history that seem to go by ever so slowly, whilst others seem to fly by as if on fast forward. And that is very true of Providenciales. Only 50 years ago, this island ... Read more about this post
  • Clues on Middle Caicos January 1, 2008 What can the Conch Bar cave system tell us about sea levels in the past? By Gina E. Mosely M.Sc., School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, UK with Professor Peter L. Smart and Dr. David A. Richards Reports on climate change and its effects are becoming a regular occurrence within the media as researchers try to ... Read more about this post
  • Making the Most of Your Money January 1, 2008 Letting Turks & Caicos financial services work for you. By Claudia Camozzi, Director of Communications, Financial Services Initiative Whether as a property or business owner, development or construction company, TCI financial services and products can help you with two things every investor requires: growing your investments and protecting your assets. Following is an ... Read more about this post
  • Talking Taino: The Chip-Chip Gatherers January 1, 2008 Collecting and eating small shellfish serves as a metaphor for Taino life. By Bill Keegan and Betsy Carlson Chip-chip: a small shellfish found along the tideline of Trinidadian beaches. Gathering chip-chip is a weary task, bringing almost no reward. Shiva Naipaul, 1973 In 1973, Shiva Naipaul, the brother of renowned author Sir V. S. Naipaul ... Read more about this post
  • Bedrock of the Reef January 1, 2008 Bedrock of the Reef Hard corals are the underwater realm’s essential, yet vulnerable building blocks. Story by Suzanne Gerber ~ Photos by Barbara Shively It’s not exactly like missing the forest for the trees, but let’s just say that the novice snorkeller or diver pays much more attention to the passing fish and other ... Read more about this post
  • A Vision in Azul January 1, 2008 New Turtle Cove development boasts blue-hued views at a green-friendly price. By Laura Brander “La Vista Azul” is an exotic phrase that rolls off one’s tongue as waves might gently lap a shoreline. “The blue view” is exactly what this Providenciales North Shore development can boast, terraced into the hillside overlooking Turtle Cove ... Read more about this post
  • Hidden Treasure January 1, 2008 By Katya Brightwell Nestled between two major resorts at the far end of Grace Bay Beach is a modest wooden bungalow.  Raised on stilts from the fine white sand, with brightly-coloured slats and a traditional tin roof, the space is home to the Cultural Market Place of Providenciales — a discrete retail and relaxation haven. Designed to ... Read more about this post
  • 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

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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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