Summer 2011

  • A Comfortable Place to Perch June 6, 2011 Grand Turk’s Osprey Beach Hotel has a fascinating history and exciting future ahead. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Tropical Imaging I have fond memories of Grand Turk’s Osprey Beach Hotel, or rather, the Kittina, as it was called in 1993. I visited there during the Thanksgiving holiday to write my first “Resort Report” as new editor ... Read more about this post
  • Gone, But Not (Quite) Forgotten June 6, 2011 Recording the remains of the St. Thomas’s church graveyard in Grand Turk. Story & Photos By Duncan and Sally Hutt He changed from the sick and sad of earth. To a land that knows not care: But his heart still clings to his native hearth And the friends he loved while here Epitaph of John Samuel Lightbourn (died 1851) Surveying a graveyard ... Read more about this post
  • Deciphering “The Cannon Code” June 6, 2011 Could this be the oldest dated object in the Turks & Caicos? Story & Figures By Dr. Donald H. Keith, Chairman, TCI National Museum In January 1986, I received a letter from Mr. Michael Boruch, who was president of Caicos Fisheries Inc. at Cockburn Harbour, South Caicos, from 1956 until 1971. It read: “There was a small signaling ... Read more about this post
  • Crunch ‘n’ Munch June 6, 2011 Besides transforming their appearance, parrotfish turn reef into sandy beach. By Suzanne Gerber ~ Photos & Captions By Barbara Shively It doesn’t matter whether you call them perroquetfeu, loro colorado, Budião-Vermelh, sparysoma szmaragdowa, or parrotfish, these beautiful creatures are among the most beloved in the underwater menagerie. Nor does it matter whether you speak French, Spanish, ... Read more about this post
  • What’s SUP? June 6, 2011 A stand up paddleboarding adventure in the Turks & Caicos Islands. By Hope LeVin (sponsored rider for Big Blue Unlimited, Blue surf shop and Naish) Photos By Agile LeVin The sea is calm as we silently slide our Naish paddleboards into the water. With a laugh that breaks the silence, we stand up and paddle away. We are ... Read more about this post
  • Living Heritage June 6, 2011 Multi-talented Alton Higgs plays many roles in Middle Caicos society. By Sara Kaufman and Siri White ~ Photos By Siri White Middle Caicos is the largest island in the Turks & Caicos Islands, but its real claim to fame is the living heritage of its elders. The majority of the population is over 60 years old, and lived ... Read more about this post
  • It’s a Bird . . . June 6, 2011 Birding takes flight in the Turks & Caicos Islands By B. Naqqi Manco, DECR As a child, I was not exactly popular, and by the definition of many of my classmates, downright eccentric. Rather than spending my allowance on new fashionable shoes, designer jeans or collectable cards, I spent it at the feed store. I would arrive ... Read more about this post
  • A Piece of the Pie June 6, 2011 Proposed Registered Fractional Ownership Legislation for the TCI. By Emma Riach, Senior Attorney, Karam & Misick and Sue Nickason, President, Caribbean Resorts Consultants Ltd. One of the fastest growing segments of the recreational property market may soon be available in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Fractional ownership, which is also commonly referred to as vacation ownership and ... 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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