Spring 2011

  • Saving the Salinas March 22, 2011 Two Grand Turk salinas gain Protected Area Status By Jodi Johnson, Environmental Officer, DECR Since the inception of the National Parks Ordinance of 1975 (and its subsequent amendments in 1992), the salinas of Grand Turk have been overlooked as part of the Protected Area System despite their size, comprising the largest total area of salt ponds in ... Read more about this post
  • New Scales March 22, 2011 Reptiles invade the Turks & Caicos Islands Story & Photos By R. Graham Reynolds & Matthew L. Niemiller The Turks & Caicos have a very special group of animals that are native to the Islands—the reptile “belongers.” From the regal Rock Iguana to the radiant Rainbow Boa, the ten species of native terrestrial reptiles play a major ... Read more about this post
  • Written in Stone March 22, 2011 Saving rock inscriptions on Sapodilla Hill, Providenciales By Dr. Donald H. Keith, Chairman, TCI National Museum It’s 2 PM on Friday, December 10, and I’m sweating bullets. Not just because it’s hot but because with only 18 hours to go before we’re scheduled to remove 40 fragile boulders covered with ancient inscriptions from the top of Sapodilla ... Read more about this post
  • The Heart of the Islands March 22, 2011 Taking a day to explore North and Middle Caicos’ roots. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Claire Parrish Readers of this magazine will know that our goal in “Sampling the Soul of the Turks & Caicos Islands” is to encourage visitors and residents to look beyond TCI’s sun, sand and sea and dig into the intriguing natural ... Read more about this post
  • Treasures on the Salina March 22, 2011 Investigating one of the Caribbean’s most important archaeological sites. Story & Photos By Joost Morsink One of the most unique and important archaeological sites in the Caribbean is located on the south shore of Middle Caicos. Various archaeologists have worked at the site since 1912, continuously trying to answer new questions with new techniques. In May and ... Read more about this post
  • Meet a Friend Before You Visit March 22, 2011 Turks & Caicos Reservations service helps you plan the perfect trip. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Claire Parrish If you were planning a vacation to an unfamiliar destination (like the Turks & Caicos Islands), wouldn’t it be great to be able to “phone a friend” who lived there? Your buddy could give you the unbiased “insider ... Read more about this post
  • Archimedes, Archaeology & Artifacts March 22, 2011 “Old Heads” come to the rescue to solve the mystery of the screw. Story & Photo By Sherlin Williams I’ve been doing projects at the National Museum on Grand Turk for the last 15 years or so. I rebuilt the mechanism that used to turn the light in Grand Turk’s lighthouse. Then I worked on making a ... Read more about this post
  • Piecing Together the Puzzle March 22, 2011 The Antiguan years of Mary Prince Story & Photos By Margot Maddison-MacFadyen Bermudian-born Mary Prince is the earliest known freed black woman writer from the West Indies. Born in Bermuda in 1788, she was a member of that generation of enslaved West Indians living through first, the abolishment of the transatlantic trade in enslaved Africans by British ... Read more about this post
  • A Fighting Chance March 22, 2011 Sailrock poised to bring South Caicos to the forefront of development By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Claire Parrish Boxers are notorious for comebacks. Think George Foreman, Sugar Ray Leonard, Evander Holyfield. And just like these proud, tenacious fighters, the island of South Caicos, a former heavyweight contender in the salt, air travel and fishing industries, is ... Read more about this post
  • Wild, Wild Northwest March 22, 2011 Ironically, this untamed area is among Provo’s most peaceful. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Christine Morden, Paradise Photography, www.myparadisephoto.com Even though it was over 25 years ago (gulp!), I remember quite clearly the day I fell in love with the Turks & Caicos Islands. I was a tourist, traveling with my husband at the time who ... Read more about this post
  • Ambiance with a Grin March 22, 2011 Windsong’s New Havana Club to offer regular comedy nights. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photo By Jane Irion Before the 1960s, Cuba was a traveler’s paradise and the country’s capital, Havana, was known as the “Paris of the Caribbean,” strongly rivaling Miami as an exciting destination for tourists. Such film stars as Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, Marlene Dietrich ... 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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