Getting To Know

  • “The Big Boat” June 22, 2020 Jeffrey Handfield’s vision changed the course of TCI history. By Pastor Bradley Handfield ~ Images Courtesy Handfield Family Jeffrey Lemond Handfield was a visionary man chosen by his Creator to do something special for his country, particularly the islands of Providenciales, North Caicos and Middle Caicos. My father, Jeffrey Handfield, was born in 1930, nine years before the ... Read more about this post
  • A Remarkable Journey March 18, 2020 The life and times of Gustarvus O’Neil Lightbourne. By Carlton Mills, Willette Swann & Tanya Parnell ~ Photos Courtesy Tanya Parnell & Bengt Soderqvist Early life Gustarvus Lightbourne (affectionately called Gus) was born on January 27, 1921 to Mr. and Mrs. Emmanuel Lightbourne of Blue Hills, Providenciales. He attended the Blue Hills School in High Rock and was ... Read more about this post
  • She Will Reap June 20, 2019 BWIC student Chelsea Stubbs. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photo By Daphne Roots Let us not grow weary or become discouraged in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap, if we do not give in. Most of us are familiar with the Bible verse that tells us that we reap what we sow. It’s always uplifting when ... Read more about this post
  • Up, Up and Away! March 8, 2019 Embry Rucker was the Islands’ first resident pilot. By Trish Flanagan ~ Photos Courtesy Embry Rucker Today, a regular daily air service links the islands of the Turks & Caicos, while international connections bring travellers to and from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Haiti (among other countries). But 50 years ago there ... Read more about this post
  • Kids First! December 14, 2018 Edward C. Gartland Youth Centre celebrates a decade of caring about kids. By Katherine Withers Green ~ Photos Courtesy Edward C. Gartland Youth Centre In November 2008, the Edward C. Gartland Youth Centre opened its doors to the young people of the Turks & Caicos, becoming the first teen-orientated facility in the Islands. The brainchild of the ... Read more about this post
  • Lost at Sea! September 11, 2018 Rocky Higgs recalls his ocean ordeal. By Jody Rathgeb ~ Photo By Tom Rathgeb “It makes one to realize how fragile man is,” says Rocky Higgs of his experience of being lost at sea 34 years ago. Low-lying islands such as the Turks & Caicos have always been fragile places, and the people who live so close to ... Read more about this post
  • Hard Work Brings Success April 4, 2018 Charles Hubert James By Hope James-Hamilton and Carlton Mills Charles Hubert James was born in Bottle Creek, North Caicos on July 4, 1916 to Nathaniel and Isabella James. His parents were hard-working, strong disciplinarians, loving and caring. “Hubert” came from a humble beginning. He knew what it was to go without shoes as he walked the dusty ... Read more about this post
  • A Silver Lining January 29, 2018 Paul Wilkerson’s interest in local weather proved essential this season. By Jody Rathgeb ~ Photos Courtesy Paul Wilkerson Lots of people come to the Turks & Caicos and fall in love with its turquoise waters. Paul Wilkerson went further. The American meteorologist extended his love to the TCI’s clouds, winds, rains, dry spells . . . and ... Read more about this post
  • Fancy Flyers October 11, 2017 Rescued birds find a home on North Caicos. By Jody Rathgeb ~ Photos By Tom Rathgeb Calling someone a birdbrain usually isn’t very nice, but if you take the words literally—as in, someone who thinks about birds a lot—you have a pretty good description of Patti DesLauriers and Howie Bartels of North Caicos. When they moved to the ... Read more about this post
  • A Model for Music and More June 19, 2017 Lovey Forbes By Jody Rathgeb ~ Photos By Tom Rathgeb Music has been a journey for Lovey Forbes. Songs and sounds have carried him from his North Caicos beginnings, where he grew up hearing local gospel and country music on the radio, to other countries and cultures, to meeting new people, to exploring his own feelings and ... Read more about this post
  • Ahead of His Time March 10, 2017 Paul Stephenson Higgs, Sr. By Dr. Carlton Mills One of the TCI’s “unsung heroes” is Paul Stephenson Higgs, Sr. During the early years of TCI’s political history, he was a tireless advocate for the rights of Turks & Caicos Islanders. Before the first hotel was built in Providenciales, he foresaw tourism as being the key to the ... Read more about this post
  • Teach the Way They Should Go January 5, 2017 Veteran educator Mrs. Marjorie Basden By Dr. Carlton Mills and Beverly Malcolm The Marjorie Basden High School in South Caicos is known throughout the Turks & Caicos Islands for its achievements in academics, student representation in national events, music, and sports. In fact, several of the nation’s highest ranking politicians, including the country’s first female premier Hon. ... Read more about this post
  • Color it Blue March 9, 2016 Meet illustrator Alizee Zimmermann. By Alizee Zimmermann, Kathy Borsuk, and Zachary Musgrove Adult coloring books are very much in vogue these days as a means to relax and rejuvenate. Alizee Zimmermann is a young artist from the Turks & Caicos Islands who is using her new coloring book Reefscapes to spotlight the unique underwater landscapes of the ... 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
  • A Calling in the Kitchen September 25, 2015 Student/intern Mark Connolly By Jody Rathgeb ~ Photos By Sean Brady, Kaieri Photography Among students seeking summer internships, it’s usually a given that you want a job that lets you do more than make coffee. For Mark Connolly, however, making coffee was the point of his summer stint. Coffee . . . and lunches, and dinners . ... Read more about this post

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