Resort Report

  • Rip Saw Music & Our Musical Heritage September 1, 2002 That Sweet Sound Story and Photos by David Bowen, Cultural Officer, Turks & Caicos Tourist Board I can still recall the day I was reintroduced to the sweet, unique sound of ripsaw music. It was exactly two weeks to the day since I had moved back to Grand Turk after being away for close to 20 years. ... Read more about this post
  • Keeping It Green September 1, 2002 Story & Photo by Kathy Borsuk Guests at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort and Spa come to enjoy the crystal-clear turquoise ocean, fresh sea breezes and sugar-sand beach, all of which are TCI trademarks. Little do they know that extensive, behind-the-scene efforts are underway at the popular all-inclusive resort to help keep the Turks & Caicos’ ... Read more about this post
  • Where Paradise Begins June 1, 2002 The Point at Sapodilla Bay By Kathy Borsuk Artwork by Jeff Lee It isn’t every condominium project where the developer plans to live in one of the suites. But for Phil Usprech and his wife Bonnie, The Point at Sapodilla Bay will fulfill their dreams of paradise . . . as they believe it will do for an elite group ... Read more about this post
  • Making Easy Boating A Reality June 1, 2002 Story & Photos by Kathy Borsuk “Do you have what it takes to be a boat owner?” was a tongue-in-cheek quiz I read in a popular boating magazine. Pointing out that taking care of a boat isn’t always smooth sailing, it was easy to draw the conclusion that it is better to be close friends with ... Read more about this post
  • Rediscovering The Hidden Culture: Folk Songs June 1, 2002 Story and Photos by David Bowen, Cultural Officer, Turks & Caicos Tourist Board In my quest to rediscover the hidden culture of the Turks & Caicos Islands, I’ve become fascinated with our local folk songs and ring games (ring play). Since the beginning of my research throughout the Islands with a number of senior citizens groups, ... Read more about this post
  • The Sounds of Silence June 1, 2002 Into the (Really Noisy) Silent World By Shane Paterson Photos by Matt Weedon You enter the sea and immediately Everyday Life’s cares begin to dissolve. Gone are the stresses and worries that kept you on edge for interminable days and sleepless nights; faded are the competing demands and stacked deadlines that seem to define your existence. At last, ... Read more about this post
  • Taking Part In History June 1, 2002 Turks & Caicos Banking Company Ltd. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy Anton Faessler In 1852, cast iron pieces for the Grand Turk lighthouse were shipped from England and assembled in the Turks & Caicos Islands. To this day, the lighthouse stands guard on North East Point, sending its beacon to protect seafarers from potential disaster on ... Read more about this post
  • Shorebirds April 1, 2002 Story and Photos by Richard Ground Shorebirds are those boring, brown little birds that paddle around in ponds–or that is what I used to think. Now I know better. True, they tend to be little and brown. True, they tend to paddle around in ponds. But boring they are not. Instead, they are the international jet ... Read more about this post
  • Privacy Matters April 1, 2002 By Noah Houghton, CPA, Paradigm Financial Group Erosion of privacy has given rise to an outcry from civil rights organizations across the globe. Rapid advances in technology and extensive government monitoring have paved the way for the demise of this once undeniable civil right. NOTHING TO HIDE? The majority of people are law-abiding citizens with nothing to hide. ... Read more about this post
  • Living on the Greens April 1, 2002 Provo Golf & Country Club Community By Kathy Borsuk Photos by Alan Wizemann, mediaWorks Nowhere can you see a more accurate reflection of the growth of Providenciales than at one of its most prestigious landmarks, the Provo Golf and Country Club. Less than a dozen years ago, the 200 acre site was nicknamed “Alcatraz,” being little but a ... Read more about this post
  • 225 Feet Into Cottage Pond April 1, 2002 By Mark Parrish, Big Blue Unlimited Intrepid cave diving team John Garvin, Mark Parrish and James Hurley are exploring the underwater cave systems found scattered throughout the Turks & Caicos Islands. One of the most impressive subterranean waterways found so far has been a Blue Hole in North Caicos known as Cottage Pond. In October 2001, an attempt ... Read more about this post
  • Rediscovering The Hidden Culture April 1, 2002 By Kathy Borsuk Drawings by Kenton Wyatt While the Turks and Caicos are famous for their beautiful beaches, pristine seas and wonderful watersports, the Islands are not necessarily known as a cultural mecca. David Bowen wants to change that. As the Tourist Board’s cultural officer and a seasoned international entertainer, this enthusiastic Turks Islander is working to retrieve the ... Read more about this post
  • Getting Away From It All: April 1, 2002 Ambergris Cay What are the rarest natural treasures in the world? Gems or precious metals may come to mind, but they are abundant compared to tropical islands–especially those not spoiled by generations of habitation or, more recently, over development. Rarest of all are those in private hands. One of the very last of such jewels, and surely ... Read more about this post
  • Reaching for the Top January 1, 2002 The Pinnacle on Grace Bay By Kathy Borsuk As Grace Bay’s “Gold Coast” continues to reap accolades as the world’s best beach, development continues to propagate along its sugar-soft white sands and shimmering turquoise seas. And each new development attempts to offer buyers more than the last. One of the newest entries into the upscale condominium market is ... Read more about this post
  • Doing It All: Al Services Ltd. January 1, 2002 Story & Photos by Kathy Borsuk Although the name for the Turks & Caicos’ newest freight services company actually comes from a childhood nickname for its managing director, McAllister Hanchell, “Al Services Ltd.” accurately describes the concept that sets it apart. McAllister, best known these days as “Piper,” explains what makes AlServ so special, “In a ... 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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