Winter-20152016

  • The Original “Snail Mail” December 21, 2015 A glimpse at the postal history of the Turks & Caicos Islands. Story & Photos By Peter Marshall Many people the world over have never heard of the Turks & Caicos Islands. But among philatelists (a posh word for stamp collectors, myself included), the Islands are famous for the colourful, diverse postage stamps they issue. Until the salt-raking ... Read more about this post
  • Grand Turk’s Postcard Man December 21, 2015 Meet Edmond Neale Coverley. By Sherlin Williams ~ Illustrations Turks & Caicos National Museum Collection Edmond Neale Coverley was born on Grand Turk to Flavious Coverley, an Englishman, and Olivia Firth, a young lady of the wealthy Frith salt merchant clan. Neal, as he was affectionately called, and his wife Minimia Elodie Astwood, lived with their children ... Read more about this post
  • A Turks & Caicos Original December 21, 2015 Wellington Williams creates unique jewelry inspired by the sea. By Zahrya Musgrove ~ Photos By Davidson Louis It’s not always easy being a young man or woman trying to get a business started in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Besides a good idea and business plan, you need money . . . contacts . . . influence ... Read more about this post
  • From Grand Turk to Grand Cru December 21, 2015 Meet wine expert Shane Jones. By Trish Flanagan We’re being chauffeured through the crimson, gold, and russet vineyards of the Champagne region in France. Think New England fall foliage on a smaller scale. Autumn here is a glorious blaze of multi-coloured fields, as the meticulously pruned vines die off after harvest. I’m in the company of Grand ... Read more about this post
  • The Iconic Nassau Grouper December 21, 2015 Regionally endangered, locally abundant Story & Photos By John Claydon, PhD & Marta Calosso, MS, MA – TCI Nassau Grouper Project leaders Go on any SCUBA dive or snorkel trip in the Turks & Caicos Islands and you would be very unlucky not to see a Nassau grouper or two. It is no exaggeration to say that ... Read more about this post
  • Ocean Country – Book Excerpt December 21, 2015 Quest to save the seas starts in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Excerpts By Liz Cunningham Liz Cunningham’s new book, Ocean Country holds a special place in my heart. The focus of the book is how people around the world are practicing “hope in action,” and why it’s time for all of us to join them. It ... Read more about this post
  • A Voice for Those Who Cannot Speak December 21, 2015 TCSPCA has helped animals and their owners for nearly 20 years. By Kathi Barrington ~ Photos Courtesy TSCPCA The Turks & Caicos Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (TCSPCA) is the oldest established animal welfare organization in the country. There is no veterinary service on any of our islands except Providenciales, which is why the ... Read more about this post
  • Treasuring Pine Cay December 21, 2015 The evolution of a private island community. By Sara Kaufman, Manager, Forbes, Forbes, & Forbes Realty ~ Photos By Paradise Photography Just as the true Caribbean pine is a tree unique to the Turks & Caicos, Pine Cay is one of the country’s special treasures. Not only is it a rare stronghold of this endangered tree, but ... 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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