Resort Report

  • Over the Deep Blue Sea March 9, 2016 TCI Sailing Association is a boon to the sailing community. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy Provo Sailing Club The Turks & Caicos Islands are surrounded by some of the world’s most beautiful seas, and sailing is a superb way to enjoy them. There’s something magical about harnessing the wind’s invisible power to fill a sail and ... Read more about this post
  • Crawling with Intrigue March 9, 2016 What are the mysterious underwater features in Corey Pond? By Glen Freimuth, Shaun Sullivan, Charlene Kozy, and B Naqqi Manco Archaeologists are always looking down at the ground for this is the location of their stock and trade, signs of past remains. One of us, Shaun Sullivan, was looking down upon Middle Caicos with the aid of ... Read more about this post
  • The Island Within the Island March 9, 2016 Solving the mystery of Grand Turk’s island cemetery. Story & Photos By Dr. Donald H. Keith, President, Turks & Caicos National Museum Foundation Beneath those rugged elms, that yew-tree’s shade, Where heaves the turf in many a mould’ring heap, Each in his narrow cell for ever laid, The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep. —Thomas Gray, 1751 Elegy Written in a Country ... Read more about this post
  • Banking on Land March 9, 2016 North Caicos Marina project is ready for an investor. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Provo Pictures Being a realtor isn’t always easy. It is not just a matter of answering phone calls, giving property tours, shuffling paperwork, and collecting a fat commission. For Nathan Smith, sales associate at Coldwell Banker Real Estate Turks & Caicos, it ... Read more about this post
  • Dwelling Among Us March 9, 2016 A fungal foray. Story & Photos By B Naqqi Manco, TCI Naturalist In late summer, especially after tropical depressions bring several days of rain to my North Caicos garden, I find that weeding chores extend to more than pulling grass and purslane from herb beds. My orchids, growing on chunks of knotted driftwood, in coconut husks, and ... Read more about this post
  • Bringing Home the Goods March 9, 2016 On the starting line of my first London Marathon, I was advised by a veteran runner to “keep my head up and look around . . . Read more about this post
  • Out with a Roar March 9, 2016 Invasive lionfish mitigation on South Caicos. By Anela Akiona, School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Management Invasive species are a major threat to ecosystem stability and biodiversity and the environmental and economic costs are increasing. While most invasions to date have been in terrestrial and freshwater systems, marine invasions have significantly increased. This has been ... Read more about this post
  • Piping Up March 9, 2016 Rare, endangered, and threatened bird found in Turks & Caicos Islands. By Eric F. Salamanca, DEMA, Elise Elliote-Smith, US Geologic Service, and Caleb Spiegel and Craig Watson, US Fish and Wildlife Service Photos By Eric F. Salamanca The Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) is a small shorebird that nests and feeds along coastal sand and beaches. Due to anthropogenic disturbances, ... Read more about this post
  • Color it Blue March 9, 2016 Meet illustrator Alizee Zimmermann. By Alizee Zimmermann, Kathy Borsuk, and Zachary Musgrove Adult coloring books are very much in vogue these days as a means to relax and rejuvenate. Alizee Zimmermann is a young artist from the Turks & Caicos Islands who is using her new coloring book Reefscapes to spotlight the unique underwater landscapes of the ... Read more about this post
  • Grand Turk’s Postcard Man December 21, 2015 Meet Edmond Neale Coverley. By Sherlin Williams ~ Illustrations Turks & Caicos National Museum Collection Edmond Neale Coverley was born on Grand Turk to Flavious Coverley, an Englishman, and Olivia Firth, a young lady of the wealthy Frith salt merchant clan. Neal, as he was affectionately called, and his wife Minimia Elodie Astwood, lived with their children ... Read more about this post
  • The Original “Snail Mail” December 21, 2015 A glimpse at the postal history of the Turks & Caicos Islands. Story & Photos By Peter Marshall Many people the world over have never heard of the Turks & Caicos Islands. But among philatelists (a posh word for stamp collectors, myself included), the Islands are famous for the colourful, diverse postage stamps they issue. Until the salt-raking ... Read more about this post
  • Treasuring Pine Cay December 21, 2015 The evolution of a private island community. By Sara Kaufman, Manager, Forbes, Forbes, & Forbes Realty ~ Photos By Paradise Photography Just as the true Caribbean pine is a tree unique to the Turks & Caicos, Pine Cay is one of the country’s special treasures. Not only is it a rare stronghold of this endangered tree, but ... Read more about this post
  • A Voice for Those Who Cannot Speak December 21, 2015 TCSPCA has helped animals and their owners for nearly 20 years. By Kathi Barrington ~ Photos Courtesy TSCPCA The Turks & Caicos Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (TCSPCA) is the oldest established animal welfare organization in the country. There is no veterinary service on any of our islands except Providenciales, which is why the ... Read more about this post
  • Ocean Country – Book Excerpt December 21, 2015 Quest to save the seas starts in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Excerpts By Liz Cunningham Liz Cunningham’s new book, Ocean Country holds a special place in my heart. The focus of the book is how people around the world are practicing “hope in action,” and why it’s time for all of us to join them. It ... Read more about this post
  • The Iconic Nassau Grouper December 21, 2015 Regionally endangered, locally abundant Story & Photos By John Claydon, PhD & Marta Calosso, MS, MA – TCI Nassau Grouper Project leaders Go on any SCUBA dive or snorkel trip in the Turks & Caicos Islands and you would be very unlucky not to see a Nassau grouper or two. It is no exaggeration to say that ... 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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