Summer 2013

  • Myth to Mission June 18, 2013 Freemasonry in the Turks & Caicos Islands By Kathy Borsuk I must admit that I was mighty skeptical when local businessman Antonio Dallamano approached me to write an article about Freemasonry in the Turks & Caicos. Like many others, my opinions were rich in rumor . . . it is a Satanic cult . . . members ... Read more about this post
  • School in the Sky June 18, 2013 TCI Flight School makes flying dreams a reality. By Kathy Borsuk Aviation has long played a major role in this isolated, ocean-locked archipelago. Not only are the skies the “highway” connecting the country to the rest of the world, but airplanes serve as a lifeline in ferrying people and supplies from one island to another. But what pilots ... Read more about this post
  • Time for a Check-Up June 18, 2013 Coral reef health: then and now By Don Stark, Chairman, Turks & Caicos Reef Fund During the summer of 2001, we spent three months living on Providenciales and diving nearly every weekend. During nearly all those dives, we shot video of the dive sites. We have had the opportunity to dive most of those sites again in ... Read more about this post
  • Bragging Rights June 18, 2013 Taking on native orchid propagation by seed flasking. Story & Photos By B Naqqi Manco, Department of Environment & Maritime Affairs Several years ago, I attended an orchid show in Tampa, where orchid growers and the orchid product marketers who follow them gathered to display and sell their finest plants. The rich chocolate scent of a maroon-spotted-white ... Read more about this post
  • Plants of Passion, Flowers of Fashion June 18, 2013 Secrets of orchids’ surprising beginnings in life and horticulture. Story & Photos By B Naqqi Manco, TCI Naturalist My late World History professor’s house was set deep back in a fall under large hickory and oak trees in one of the small mid-Atlantic USA university town’s older suburban areas. Cold, unkempt evergreens and mossy bricks belied the ... Read more about this post
  • Hybrid Vigor! June 18, 2013 Merging two TCI real estate companies brings out the best. By Kathy Borsuk Just as cross-breeding produces gorgeous and long-blooming orchids (see “Plants of Passion,” page 28), hybrids are typically stronger and more resilient than either of the “parents.” Such is the case with the merger of two long-standing Turks & Caicos real estate agencies. In January 2013, ... Read more about this post
  • Overhead Firing! June 18, 2013 A rare glimpse of a wild and wonderful sport. Story & Photos By Wes Matweyew Waves in the TCI are as rare as the West Indian Whistling Duck, so when the unusual sound of waves crashing on the beach filled my waking mind, I sat up, wondering, “Is that thunder outside?” It is still dark outside as I ... Read more about this post
  • Many Hands Make (the) Light Work June 18, 2013 Join in the drive to re-create a working Fresnel lens display. Story & Photos By Dr. Donald H. Keith, Chairman, TCI National Museum Like any renovation, the Museum’s started out with a simple, concise plan that grew in complexity as we saw other things that ought to be dealt with at the same time. Once the most ... 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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