Resort Report

  • Passing On a Legacy of Love June 26, 2014 Fabien Cousteau visit focuses on TCI youth By Don Stark, Chairman, Turks & Caicos Reef Fund “People protect what they love.” That’s a quote Fabien Cousteau heard frequently from his grandfather, the world-renowned conservationist, environmentalist, inventor, and filmmaker, Jacque Yves Cousteau. Fabien Cousteau visited Providenciales in March, 2014 to assist the Turks & Caicos Reef Fund in ... Read more about this post
  • Passing Along Good Taste March 21, 2014 Many native restaurants are a family affair. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Davidson Louis Whether it’s conch salad, pea soup ’n’ dough, stewed fish or the ubiguitous peas ’n’ rice, the native food of the Turks & Caicos Islands is unique, rather unusual, and not what you’re likely to find at home. I’ve long been ... Read more about this post
  • Fitness in the Blue March 21, 2014 Three watersports for getting fit in 2014. By Hope LeVin ~ Photos By Agile LeVin Everyone visiting or living in the Turks & Caicos Islands can take advantage of the surrounding ocean and watersports opportunities available. Regardless of age, we all want to get the most out of our lives, and being fit and in shape ... Read more about this post
  • Ruin ‘n’ Wrack March 21, 2014 The infamous Turks Island wreckers By Mark Parrish, Big Blue Unlimited The Grand Turk lighthouse was built in 1852. Its construction was borne out of necessity for the sheer volume of ships that fell victim to the treacherous reefs around the island. The history of the Turks & Caicos Islands during the eighteenth and ninteenth centuries ... Read more about this post
  • The Iron Giant of Yankeetown March 21, 2014 What will be the fate of this abandoned steam engine? By Dr. Donald H. Keith, Chairman, TCI National Museum One of the most visually impressive historic sites you will find anywhere in the Turks & Caicos Islands is “Yankeetown” on West Caicos. I stumbled across it in 1983 during a survey for archaeological sites. The little ... Read more about this post
  • Rock and Roll Refugess March 20, 2014 This “Everyman” discovers a second chance. By Joe Zahm Editor’s note: The poignant words, soulful tune and catchy beat of the song “Everyman” are one of those sound memories that acutely brings back a particular time in my life. For me, it recalls settling in to my new job as editor of Times of the Islands ... Read more about this post
  • The Spirit of South Caicos March 20, 2014 Strong, proud and persevering, the “Big South” looks to the future. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Paradise Photography One thing I’ve learned in over twenty years of living in the Turks & Caicos Islands is that Islanders bear a strong sense of pride and national identity. Perhaps it’s due to the small, close-knit population and ... Read more about this post
  • Bird Watch! March 20, 2014 Looking out for the birds in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Story & Photos By Eric F. Salamanca, Ph.D., Environmental Research and Development Officer, DEMA Watching and listening to birds is a gratifying way to appreciate the abundance and diversity of these creatures in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Through distinctive behaviors and vocalizations, they communicate ... Read more about this post
  • Legacy of the Sea March 20, 2014 Talbot’s Adventures By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy Levardo Talbot Whether you are a resident or tourist, there is no one better to spend time out on the water with than an “authentic” Turks & Caicos native. Besides safely piloting the boat through gleaming turquoise seas, you will be introduced to the best snorkeling, fishing and ... Read more about this post
  • Indulgence a la Island January 3, 2014 Sample this trio of decadent desserts. By Kathy Borsuk Indulgence. Let’s face it, the Turks & Caicos are the ideal scene to partake in pleasure. Warm, golden days on the beach. Sparkling turquoise seas at every turn. Gently caressing tradewinds making the temperature just right. So, whether you’re a visitor on vacation or a resident taking ... Read more about this post
  • Hydrotherapy January 3, 2014 Water running in Long Bay offers a “sea” of benefits. By Michael Rosati ~ Photos By Agile LeVin Although my 25+ years spent in, over and under Turks & Caicos ocean may make me biased, the country’s primary appeal, as far as I’m concerned, is her waters. The shining seas here hold some of the most ... Read more about this post
  • Worth Working For! January 3, 2014 Corporate incentive groups are a growing market in the Islands. By Luise Bayley and Lynne Watts, Nila Destinations  ~ Photos By Paradise Photography You’ve worked hard all year for your company and have reached your sales target to qualify for a reward from your employer. Your “thank you” gift? How about an all-expenses-paid trip for you ... Read more about this post
  • Cold Case January 3, 2014 The loss of the US Navy Schooner Onkahye, 1848. By Dr. Donald H. Keith, Chairman, TCI National Museum, and Dr. James W. Hunter “Near Nine O Clock on Wednesday night the Vessel Struck and from the grating of her Keel . . . I concluded . . . that She Had run up and Lodged on ... Read more about this post
  • From Igloos to Lobster Legs January 3, 2014 The history of TCI’s flag is facinating indeed. By Dr. Charlene Kozy The idea of flying a flag originated with ancient warfare more than 4,000 years ago. The first type of flag was called a vexilloid, thus vexillology is the study of flags. Early flags were on poles with carvings on top, and a shield, or other ... Read more about this post
  • Onward with Aquaculture December 30, 2013 Caicos Conch Farm plans expansion into fish farming. By Kathy Borsuk As I stood at the far southeastern shore of Providenciales and looked out over the vast 65 acres of sub-sea “pasture” at the Caicos Conch Farm, I couldn’t help but note how appropriate the location was. Coasts tend to be revolutionary places, and the Caicos Conch ... 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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