Resort Report

  • A Perfect Hue of Blue: St. Charles Condominiums, North Caicos September 1, 2005 By Kathy Borsuk When Phillip Misick was brainstorming for a name for North Caicos’ first condominium resort development, it was his father Charles that came to mind. “My dad was a founding member of the Turks & Caicos Islands Progressive National Party (PNP), served for over 15 years in the Legislative Council and was committed to ... Read more about this post
  • Four-Legged Visitors September 1, 2005 Traveling to TCI with your pet Story & Photos By Michele Belanger-McNair My husband has packing nightmares before we leave on our annual two month trip to Salt Cay. I thought, “Why not add to those nightmares by taking the dog?” Fortunately, taking Marley to Salt Cay, a small, somewhat isolated part of the Turks Islands, was ... Read more about this post
  • An Unexpected Visitor September 1, 2005 By Brian Riggs, Curator, National Environmental Centre When Lisa Wandres, who lives in Grand Turk, took her dog Scooter down to South Creek for a walk on Saturday morning, April 23, she expected to see the usual things you can see there: birds, bonefish, crabs and mosquitoes. It’s a quiet spot, the South Creek, and quite ... Read more about this post
  • The Meaning of Sanctuary: It’s for the Birds September 1, 2005 Story and Photos By Kathleen McNary Wood There are no places left on earth that are not altered by man and his activities. As time ebbs and flows, a tide of change has swept across the planet. Gone are the days when man battled against nature only to maintain a fragile foothold on existence. We are ... Read more about this post
  • If Windows Could Speak… June 1, 2005 Photos By Michele Belanger-McNair If only windows could tell what they have seen and heard. I was looking up at a bedroom window at the White House on Salt Cay one day, shooting pictures of this venerable old home and the now fallen Treasury office next door. As I stood there, I thought: How many women have ... Read more about this post
  • Right Place, Right Time June 1, 2005 The Royal Reef Resort By Kathy Borsuk~ Renderings by QR Imaging North Caicos beach fronting Royal Reef Resort North Caicos beach fronting Royal Reef ResortEvery so often, an opportunity appears that is too good to pass up. That’s the way Fred Paatz and Mark Hall felt when they first saw the beach just north of Sandy Point, North ... Read more about this post
  • Knowledge is Power June 1, 2005 By Brian Riggs, Curator, National Environmental Centre In late 2001, the Turks & Caicos Islands Government signed an important and far reaching document. It was called the Environmental Charter. That document outlined our country’s commitment to the environment and conservation efforts on behalf of the people of the Islands. The very first guiding principle recognized that ... Read more about this post
  • Talking Taino: If You Like Pina Coladas… June 1, 2005 By Dr. Betsy Carlson and Dr. Bill Keegan Pineapple and coconut are an interesting combination. While the former comes from the Americas, the latter was introduced from Southeast Asia (via the Canary Islands) by the Spanish. The Spanish believed that coconuts had “the most palatable taste of all things one can find on earth.” They also ... Read more about this post
  • Time For Safekeeping June 1, 2005 Marine Turtle Project Story and Photos by Peter Richardson, Marine Conservation Society Turks & Caicos Islanders have eaten turtles for centuries. Archaeological digs around the Islands have revealed that Taino settlers were heavily dependent on turtle meat and eggs long before these Islands were “discovered” by Europeans. These later colonists continued to exploit the rich marine turtle ... Read more about this post
  • Searching For Sun June 1, 2005 By Steve Rennie It’s been more than one year since Conservative Member of Parliament Peter Goldring introduced a motion in the Canadian House of Commons calling for discussions to explore the possibility of a union between the Turks & Caicos Islands and Canada. While there has been some progress made, the two nations are still half ... Read more about this post
  • The Butterflies of The Turks and Caicos Islands April 1, 2005 Story and Photos by Richard Ground Over 40 species of butterfly have been recorded in the Turks & Caicos Islands. They range from the large and showy Bahaman Swallowtail (Heraclides andraemon) down to the tiny Pygmy Blue (Brephidium exilis). While most of the species range throughout the Islands, some are quite local in their distribution. The Swallowtail, ... Read more about this post
  • Talking Taino: Starry, Starry Night April 1, 2005 By Dr. Bill Keegan and Dr. Betsy Carlson Jacques Derrida is dead. He died on October 9, 2004 at the age of 74. Derrida was a French philosopher who recognized the importance of language in shaping our perception of the world around us. He pioneered a field of critical theory called deconstructionism. The approach argues that ... Read more about this post
  • Mandalay on Grace Bay April 1, 2005 Caribasian Resort & Residences By Kathy Borsuk~ Artwork by Kevin Melbourne Many travelers find themselves captivated by the mysterious charms of the East. Its ancient blend of energy, peace and wisdom grows ever more compelling as the Western world becomes increasingly chaotic. As well, the standards of its high-end hospitality industry are unparalleled. With this in mind, ... Read more about this post
  • Transforming Waste Into Wonder / Dispute Resolution Without Tears April 1, 2005 By Kathy Borsuk Although the Turks & Caicos still have no formal recycling program in place, one local entrepreneur has taken matters into his own hands: turning empty conch shells into stunning pieces of home decor. Phil Thompson, president of Thompson’s Conch, uses a patented process in which crushed conch shells are embedded in a laminate matrix ... Read more about this post
  • New Approaches, New Discoveries January 1, 2005 By Pete T. Sinelli, M.A. Archaeologists have been excavating prehistoric Indian sites in the Turks & Caicos Islands for almost 30 years. Through the efforts of researchers like Shaun Sullivan, William Keegan, Betsy Carlson, Brian Riggs and Sharyn Jones O’Day, we now know a great deal about the lifeways and culture of the native Lucayan people ... Read more about this post

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Sharon Weil Hornstein is the owner/photographer of Sand Dollar Images. Of this her first contribution to Times of the Islands she says, “For me, rainbows have always symbolized hope and opportunity and I believe this photograph captures the power, beauty and resilience of Turk & Caicos through Hurricanes Irma and Maria.” For more of Sharon’s Turks & Caicos images, visit www.sanddollarimages.comand follow her on Instagram @sanddollarimages and @turnstonehousetci.

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