Fall 2008

  • Talking Taino: The Book September 1, 2008 florida lottery By Bill Keegan & Betsy Carlson It seems like yesterday, but five years have now passed since we began writing our column called “Talking Taíno” for Times of the Islands. Our goal has been to use the words of the original inhabitants of the Caribbean, known as Taínos when Europeans arrived, to highlight Caribbean natural ... Read more about this post
  • Winds of Change September 1, 2008 mega millions Salt Cay’s future:  restore or replace? Story & Photos By Michele Belanger-McNair Salt Cay is known as the “island time forgot.” Prior to the 1990s, few travelers came to this small, remote island just south of Grand Turk. There was no electricity, no running water, a few shops to get basic food, no telephone and little ... Read more about this post
  • Toiling in the Salt Ponds September 1, 2008 texas lottery The Grand Turk years of Mary Prince By Margo Maddison-MacFadyen My new master was one of the salt pond owners or holders of the salt ponds, and he received a certain sum for every slave that worked upon his premises, whether they were young or old. This sum was allowed him out of the profits arising ... Read more about this post
  • The Creepy-Crawly Life September 1, 2008 Story & Photos By B. Naqqi Manco The Turks & Caicos Islands are blissfully free of dangerous land animals. Our largest native land animal is a humble vegetarian, the Turks & Caicos Rock Iguana. No large predators lurk in the bush. Our three small snake species are all non-venomous and shy. Possibly the only creature throughout ... Read more about this post
  • Uncovering Chippewa September 1, 2008 powerball By Dr. Toni L. Carrell, Ships of Discovery The surge was particularly strong along the fringing reef off Northwest Point, Providenciales, as James Hunter, Joe Lamontagne and I dropped over the side of our inflatable boat. We were there to look for the remains of the U.S. Navy brig Chippewa. It was the second attempt of ... Read more about this post
  • Carved Histories September 1, 2008 illinois lottery Ceremonial duhos from the Turks & Caicos Islands Story & Photos By Dr. Joanna Ostapkowicz During the second half of the 19th century, nine elaborate wooden ceremonial stools — or duhos —were recovered from caves in the Turks & Caicos Islands. In their time (ca. AD 1000–1500), these low stools — often carved in the form ... Read more about this post

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Photographer Marta Morton took a much-anticipated trip to Salt Cay in early April, where, among some 5,000 pictures, she captured this intriguing shot of the island’s iconic donkeys. You will find more of Marta’s beautiful photography throughout this issue and atPhotographer Agile LeVin captured this magnificent shot of freediver Samantha Kildegaard, of Free Dive With Me, at Malcolm’s Road Beach on Providenciales. Agile, who grew up and currently resides in Turks & Caicos, has been turning his camera to the country’s beauty for most of his life. He, along with his brother Daniel, produce Visit TCI , a website filled with comprehensive and current information about the Islands.

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