Resort Report

  • The Wonder Tree October 11, 2017 Moringa abounds in the Turks & Caicos Islands. By Eric F. Salamanca, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Research & Development; Ethan Griesbach, MSc., Acting Director/Deputy Director; and Bryan Manco, Environmental Officer, Department of Environment & Coastal Resources ~ Photos By Dr. Eric F. Salamanca The Moringa tree can be found in the farms, residential backyards and landscaping of resorts ... Read more about this post
  • Fancy Flyers October 11, 2017 Rescued birds find a home on North Caicos. By Jody Rathgeb ~ Photos By Tom Rathgeb Calling someone a birdbrain usually isn’t very nice, but if you take the words literally—as in, someone who thinks about birds a lot—you have a pretty good description of Patti DesLauriers and Howie Bartels of North Caicos. When they moved to the ... Read more about this post
  • Library Tales October 10, 2017 There is nothing like a library for making memories. By Pat Saxton, Director, Turks & Caicos National Museum My earliest memory of the neighborhood library was from grade school. Founded in 1875, Bayne Park Library was one of the oldest, scariest buildings in the borough of Belleview, Pennsylvania. Getting a library card was a rite of passage ... Read more about this post
  • Chilling’ in the Grove June 19, 2017 Coconut Grove Restaurant & Lounge opens in downtown Provo. Story & Photos By Dominique Rolle, Caya Hico Media A quote by Colin Powell resonates with me when I think of the new restaurant Coconut Grove in downtown Providenciales, “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” This was the driving force ... Read more about this post
  • The First One June 19, 2017 A “Grandfather” of Provo remembers the island’s first vehicle. By Candianne Williams ~ Historical photos courtesy Bengt Soderqvist Today, there are approximately 25,000 vehicles zipping along the network of roads and highways on the island of Providenciales, including personal, rented, corporate and utility vehicles. This stands in stark contrast to November 22, 1966 when there was only ... Read more about this post
  • As Time Goes By . . . June 19, 2017 This beloved “Grandfather” is restored to new life. Story & Photos By Séamus Day, Chairman, Turks & Caicos National Museum Director Patricia Saxton asked me whether I would be able to build a new wooden long case for the Robert Crawford “Grandfather Clock” mechanism generously donated to the Museum by Mr. Hugh Hutchings (featured in the Spring ... Read more about this post
  • If These Flags Could Talk June 19, 2017 Provo Golf Club turns 25 years old. Story & Photos By Tim Cotroneo Clubhouse newcomers at Provo Golf Club find it impossible to not look up. That’s because they are greeted with 240 flags dancing from the rafters like multicolored acrobats. The flags represent many of the most famous (and infamous) golf courses from around the world. ... Read more about this post
  • Surfin’ TCI June 19, 2017 It’s all about the “Stoke.” By Ben Stubenberg “For a surfer, it’s never ending. There’s always some wave you want to surf.” Kelly Slater, Eleven-time World Champion Surfer The Turks & Caicos Islands seem such an unlikely place for surfing. Grace Bay’s dazzling turquoise lagoon more often than not sparkles in the sun like a flat, glassy tropical lake ... Read more about this post
  • The Good Shark June 19, 2017 Shark research in the Turks & Caicos Islands. By Dr. Aaron C. Henderson and Camilla Smith, School for Field Studies, Center for Marine Resource Studies, South Caicos Photos By Camilla Smith The public perception of sharks has shifted dramatically over the last couple of decades. Whereas they were once portrayed as bloodthirsty monsters, spawning the adage, “The only ... Read more about this post
  • Tree of Death June 19, 2017 The dangerous machineel tree is thriving in Turks & Caicos. By Eric F. Salamanca, Bryan Manco and John Claydon, Department of Environment & Coastal Resources, and Kathleen Wood, SWA Environment Photos By Eric F. Salamanca The manchineel tree, scientifically known as Hippomane mancinella of the family Euphorbiaceae, is considered by the Guinness Book of World Records as the ... Read more about this post
  • Tales from South Caicos June 19, 2017 South Caicos is an admired and cherished island. It is often referred to as the “Fishing Capital” of the Turks & Caicos. Read more about this post
  • A Model for Music and More June 19, 2017 Lovey Forbes By Jody Rathgeb ~ Photos By Tom Rathgeb Music has been a journey for Lovey Forbes. Songs and sounds have carried him from his North Caicos beginnings, where he grew up hearing local gospel and country music on the radio, to other countries and cultures, to meeting new people, to exploring his own feelings and ... Read more about this post
  • Valentine’s Day Surprise March 10, 2017 A special “proposal” on Little Ambergris Cay. Story & Photo By Katie Gutteridge Somehow, the Turks & Caicos Islands have managed to stay quiet in the world of sailing. Cruisers are either fixated on staying in the Bahamas or are racing ahead to get to the Virgin Islands. We always knew, when we bought a sailboat, it ... Read more about this post
  • Brewed in the TCI March 10, 2017 Turk’s Head Brewery is now open for tours. Story & Photos By Kathy Borsuk I still remember the day we took my 92-year-old grandfather to tour the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After walking through vast rooms in the huge plant, climbing countless flights of stairs, and (trying to) listen to the guide over the factory’s din, ... Read more about this post
  • Now He is Part of History March 10, 2017 Remembering Sherlin Williams Story & Photos By Dr. Donald H. Keith The first time I met Sherlin Williams was in the Museum Science Building’s workshop. He was just putting the finishing touches on the 150 year-old clockwork mechanism that made the light turn in Grand Turk’s lighthouse. I was amazed because it was an intricate piece of ... 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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