Resort Report

  • Clandestine Fields April 1, 2015 Swidden agriculture in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Story & Photos By B Naqqi Manco, TCI Naturalist Visitors to the Turks & Caicos Islands: Try finding a traditional crop patch here — I dare you. It won’t be an easy, straightforward search. In countries with mechanized, technology-driven agriculture, farms are easy to recognise, even if they’re ... Read more about this post
  • A Celebration of Sports April 1, 2015 For 12 years, Graceway Sports Centre has served the sporting community. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Ileana Ravasio, Attimi Photography Whether a heavily padded hockey player weaving through the hall on roller blades, racket-wielding sportster on the way to a game of tennis, impossibly lithe girl scampering to a gymnastics lesson, or burly body builder ... Read more about this post
  • A Link to the Past March 31, 2015 Newly discovered photos document an intriguing 1955 expedition to South Caicos. By Dr. Donald H. Keith ~ Photos By Mendel Peterson On a dreary winter’s afternoon in January while rummaging around for something else, I found a small box containing four rolls of black and white film marked “Air Shots, Turks and Caicos Islands 1955.” I remembered ... Read more about this post
  • The Cays, A Pirate, and A Countess March 31, 2015 A true-to-life tale that could only take place in the Islands. Story & Historical Photos By Dr. Charlene Kozy, President Emerita, Cumberland University Popular television shows such as Conquistadors, Black Sails, and Downton Abbey have their real-life counterparts here in the Turks & Caicos Islands. The tiny cays just east of Providenciales attracted explorers, pirates, and ... Read more about this post
  • Operation SCOLP March 31, 2015   A solo walk from South Caicos Over Land to Providenciales. By John Galleymore ~ Photos by Steve Passmore, Provo Pictures “Because it’s there . . .” was the reply given by George Mallory in the 1920s, when asked why he wanted to be the first to climb Mt. Everest. That same answer could (and has been) ... Read more about this post
  • Burn, Baby, Burn March 31, 2015 Second controlled burn in Middle Caicos pineyard a success. Story & Photos By B Naqqi Manco, Caicos Pine Recovery Project Manager Following the excellent results of TCI’s first controlled burn in the Middle Caicos pineyard in May, 2012 (see Times of the Islands, Fall 2012 “A Burning Desire”), a second controlled burn was carried out on December ... Read more about this post
  • Hidden Pillars of the Economy March 31, 2015 Studying, monitoring, and protecting TCI’s coral reefs. By Emily Stokes and Heidi Hertler, School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies Photos By Heidi Hertler Coral reefs are among the most biologically diverse and highly productive ecosystems on Earth. Whilst they cover a mere 1% of the Earth’s surface, their contribution to the global economy is estimated ... Read more about this post
  • A Green Economy March 31, 2015 Can the dream of sustainability become reality? Story & Photos By Kathleen Wood In November 2014, a two-day Green Economy workshop was held in order to identify environmental priorities in TCI. Representatives from government, science, watersports, fisheries, local communities, and tourism met to discuss what current policies are working well for TCI’s environment and what further ... Read more about this post
  • Sailing Like Johnny Depp March 31, 2015 A day on the water in a former rum runner. By Tim Cotroneo ~ Photos Courtesy Sun Charters It’s not every day you’re given the opportunity to sail on a rum runner in the Turks & Caicos Islands. The mere thought of hopping aboard a 77-foot schooner in the heart of the Caribbean’s bluest waters conjures ... Read more about this post
  • 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

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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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