Resort Report

  • Sailing, Old School December 19, 2014 A travel tale of a 1954 journey around the Islands in a Caicos sloop. By Edwin Doran, Jr. The following is an excerpt from an article that appeared in Motor Boating in December, 1957. The author, Dr. Edwin Doran, Jr., was a geographer and a sailor, a keen observer and recorder. His descriptions of the Islands ... Read more about this post
  • A Taste of History December 18, 2014 “Turks & Caicos Born” alcoholic ginger beer debuts in Caribbean and US markets. By Kathy Borsuk Most people know that the Salt Islands—Grand Turk, Salt Cay, and South Caicos—were known throughout the Northern Hemisphere for their export of sea salt, an important preservative, during the 17th and 18th centuries. Although that industry exists no longer, one ... Read more about this post
  • The Dunes Villas December 18, 2014 New “micro-resort” under construction in Grace Bay West. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Hamish Scott-Brown Smith’s Reef has always held a special place in my heart. I can still recall in vivid detail the amazing undersea world of colorful coral formations, vibrant marine life, and utter peace to which it introduced me while snorkeling on my ... Read more about this post
  • Following Columbus December 15, 2014 A journey towards Truth. By Josiah Marvel, Expedition Scholar ~ Photos By Jon Nickson, eyeSpice, Expedition Photographer Everyone knows that Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic Ocean with three ships in 1492 and landed at an island on its other side on October 12, now celebrated as Columbus Day. But where he landed has been disputed for centuries. ... Read more about this post
  • Miss TCI Takes on the Universe December 15, 2014 As lovely and graceful Shanice Williams, Miss Universe Turks & Caicos 2014, prepared for the 63rd Annual Miss Universe® Pageant on January 25, 2015, she took time out for this photo shoot on Leeward Beach in Providenciales. Born and raised in the nation’s capital, Grand Turk, Shanice was crowned in late April, and has been ... Read more about this post
  • Help Wanted: Sharks December 15, 2014 Conservation for the future of sharks in danger. By Tina Randall, BSc. Environmental Biology & Jackie Walker, Masters Conservation Biology, BSc. Marine Biology He surfaces from the deep, his black shadow resembling a creature in the night. His fin skims the surface. The lifeguard blows his whistle and with that everybody is out of the water: SHARK! ... Read more about this post
  • Citizen Scientist December 15, 2014 Be part of a TCI science revolution. By Edward Hind and Katharine Hart The natural world in the Turks & Caicos changes daily. Birds of all shapes and sizes continually arrive to and leave our shores on their long migrations. Waters inundate and then leave mangrove forests as the tide rises and falls. Humpback whales pass along ... Read more about this post
  • Keeping an Eye on TCI December 15, 2014 Island Eye-TV gives visitors the “inside scoop” on the Islands. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Renau Destine   You know it. When visiting any new place, especially a new country, most of us want the “insider’s view” of where to stay, what to do, the best places to eat and shop, the historical and cultural background. Thanks ... Read more about this post
  • Trivial Travails September 18, 2014 The trials, tribulations, and joys of creating a new exhibit. Story & Photos By Dr. Donald H. Keith, President, Turks & Caicos National Museum Foundation Putting the new “Golden Age of Grand Turk” exhibit together has been a challenge for us in a lot of different ways. This will not be obvious to the casual observer. When ... Read more about this post
  • Until We Meet Again September 18, 2014 A fond farewell to “Treasures of the Sea.” By Suzanne Gerber ~ Photos By Barbara Shively Some things you just never get tired of, no matter how many times you’ve been there or done them. Spending time topside and especially, underwater, in the Turks & Caicos Islands are tops on Barbara Shively’s and my list. For the past ... Read more about this post
  • Paddling East September 18, 2014 Adventure is only a few (thousand) strokes away! Story & Photos By John Galleymore I often find myself planning an adventure or trip, during an adventure or trip. Perhaps this is because I have time to think and reflect during these times of solitude and isolation. Admittedly, some of the schemes I find myself planning are quite ... Read more about this post
  • Singing a Song of Praise September 18, 2014 Robyn Hinds By Kathy Borsuk Although I am not a fan of electronic media, this is one time when print falls short. The only way to do justice to Robyn Hinds’ talent is to hear it! Her powerful, soulful voice lifts glorious praise to the Lord, to Whom she gives all thanks for her awesome gift. In July ... Read more about this post
  • Potent Plants September 18, 2014 TCI’s bush offers natural remedies for good health and healing. By Fleurette Garland We know the saying “Beautiful by Nature,” but who knew we could be healthy by nature as well? When you step outside to view the natural plant life of the Turks & Caicos Islands what do you see? If you said, “bush,” you’re mostly ... Read more about this post
  • Swim Like an Eagle September 18, 2014 TCI’s eagle rays on “Near Threatened” list By Dr. Aaron C. Henderson, Resident Lecturer, The School for Field Studies, Center for Marine Resource Studies, South Caicos The spotted eagle ray, known scientifically as Aetobatus narinari, is one of the largest species of fish inhabiting the waters around the Turks & Caicos Islands. Growing up to 300 cm ... Read more about this post
  • Non-human People with Names September 18, 2014 Dolphin consciousness and human ethics. By Kathleen Wood “On planet earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much, the wheel, New York, wars and so on, while all that dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed ... Read more about this post

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Hobbyist photographer and Assistant Director for Research & Development at the TCI Department of Environment & Coastal Resources Dr. Eric F. Salamanca took this rare photo of a Bahama Woodstar hummingbird enjoying the nectar of Moringa flowers.

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