Resort Report

  • Speed Born in Grand Turk September 13, 2016 Delano Williams participates in 2016 Summer Olympics. By Jody Rathbeb When Delano Williams ran in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he officially represented Great Britain. But there’s more to that story. Currently a resident of Kingston, Jamaica, he was born and raised on Grand Turk and continues to cherish the memories of a ... Read more about this post
  • North Caicos Tea Company September 13, 2016 Serving up tradition, one sip at a time. By Jody Rathgeb ~ Photos By Tom Rathgeb T is for tradition. T is for taste. T is for time. T is for tenacity. But most of all, T is for tea, which blends all of the above into the island experience of North Caicos Tea Company. Caicos Tea Company is a North Caicos ... Read more about this post
  • A Mariner’s Tale September 13, 2016 By Captain Willard E. Kennedy, Master Mariner Captain Willard Kennedy came into the Museum one day and asked the staff if we wanted his sextant and navigational tools. What a wonderful gift, and through emails we have been privileged to learn about this “Salt Cay boy” and his journey through life. The Museum thanks Captain Kennedy ... Read more about this post
  • A Phantasmal Project September 13, 2016 Saving the Ghost Fleet of the Caicos Islands. By Dr. Donald H. Keith, President, Turks & Caicos National Museum Foundation Unbeknownst to most residents of these islands, a fleet of ancient ships has sailed the Caicos for more than 200 years. A ghost fleet of sorts, almost invisible. Hundreds of people have looked right at them—and seen ... Read more about this post
  • Paradise by the Fraction September 13, 2016 Long Bay Beach Club introduces new villa ownership concept. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy Long Bay Beach Club Staying in a beachfront luxury villa with family and friends is a vacation option that is growing in popularity in the Turks & Caicos Islands. The combination of comfort, privacy, and versatility—along with enjoying the most beautiful beaches ... Read more about this post
  • The Easy Way to Shop September 13, 2016 Island Bargains revolutionizes the Caribbean shopping experience. By Kathy Borsuk When I moved to Providenciales nearly 24 years ago, there were no IGA supermarkets, hardware stores, pharmacies, clothing or electronics outlets, or even a bookshop. Only the basics were available—usually on Wednesdays when the freight boat came in—and we learned to make do or do without. As a ... Read more about this post
  • A Revolution in Going Green September 13, 2016 Local company encourages energy efficiency. By Kathy Borsuk It was with joy that I covered Fortis TCI’s foray into offering solar energy options to its customers for our Summer 2016 article “Let the Sun Shine.” The country’s electricity providers now offer both                     customer-owned and utility-owned solar photovoltaic ... Read more about this post
  • The Ride of a Lifetime September 13, 2016 Cruising in paradise on a V-Twin motorcycle. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Ileana Ravasio, Attimi Photography I must admit my perceptions of motorcyclists are stereotypical and come from limited experience. On one hand, I envision the outlaw bikers personified in “Rebel Without a Cause,” yet I also recall a parade of Harley folks riding with stuffed ... Read more about this post
  • Meal Time! September 13, 2016 The past, present and future of feeding the Turks & Caicos Islands. By Dr. Alastair M. Smith, School for Field Studies, Center for Marine Resource Studies, South Caicos, and Dr. Jessica Paddock, Sustainable Consumption Institute, Manchester University, UK One of the many reasons that a growing number of people are flocking to visit the Turks & Caicos ... Read more about this post
  • Can You Keep a Secret? July 4, 2016 Adventurer discovers a new luxury resort on South Caicos. Story & Photos By John Galleymore When I explore the outer islands, comfort is simply a tent and roll-up mattress. But every so often, I like to experience some real luxury (especially when my wife Sally accompanies me!) This treat is usually reserved for trips to the US ... Read more about this post
  • Taking Back History July 4, 2016 A look at the sport of swimming in the Turks & Caicos Islands. By Ben Stubenberg When a slave ship wrecked off the coast of Martinique in 1679, one of the Africans, whose name has been lost to history, managed to escape the sinking vessel. He swam for 60 long hours before reaching shore — an astounding ... Read more about this post
  • I’ll Send You a Postcard July 4, 2016 This “deltiologist” discusses the TCI’s earliest known picture postcards. By Jeffrey C. Dodge Editor’s Note: In this day of instantaneous digital communication where every cell phone is also a camera and a photo taken by a tourist on Grand Turk can be viewed by someone in China only seconds later, the traditional utility of the humble postcard ... Read more about this post
  • Let the Sun Shine . . . July 4, 2016 Fortis TCI Limited offers innovative solar energy program to customers. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy FortisTCI Ltd. I have heard the Turks & Caicos called the “Isles of Perpetual June,” referring to the consistently sunny days, kept comfortable by steady tradewinds. The bright tropical sun is one of the country’s many attractions to visitors, especially the ... Read more about this post
  • The In-Between Years July 4, 2016 A look at middle schooling in Providenciales. By Kathy Borsuk I remember my pre-teen and early adolescent years with a cringe. I was chubby, socially awkward, and sported bangs (fringe) that were perpetually crooked, ugly tortoiseshell glasses, and clothes that were always too small and out of style. In the public school system in my small town ... Read more about this post
  • Caving In for Science July 4, 2016 TCI’s cave system helps researchers understand local geology. By Michael J. Lace, John E. Mylroie, Nancy A. Albury, and Joan R. Mylroie, Coastal Cave Survey The Turks & Caicos Islands are well known for beautiful beaches and sparkling turquoise seas. Did you know that the Islands also have a unique and interesting underworld? It is made up ... 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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