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Making a Cut

New non-profit organization helps control stray animal population. By Kathy Borsuk~ Photos Courtesy SNiP Even though I don’t own a dog or cat, the name “SNiP” (which stands for Spay Neuter Program Inc.) causes me to cringe a bit in my inner parts. That’s until I remember how important these simple operations are towards controlling […]

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One Page at a Time

Digitizing TCI’s archival heritage collections. By Dr. Kelley Scudder-Temple, Dr. Michael P. Pateman and Vanessa Forbes-Pateman Although occupied for more than 300 years, the Turks & Caicos Islands have been historically governed from afar. This absence of direct governance has resulted in limited archival conservation measures, leaving tens of thousands of rare documents in peril. […]

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Casualties of War

The Loyalists’ impact on the Turks & Caicos Islands. By Dr. Charlene Kozy Casualties of war usually are counted as members of the military. In the War for American Independence, the casualty count included civilians that did not agree with the Revolution. The Revolution was a minority movement. One-third of the population at the time […]

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Water Sports

Gone Fishin’!

This new South Caicos venture combines kayaking and fishing. Story & Photos By TCI Explorer John Gallymore The Turks & Caicos Islands are, admittedly, all about the water, and it is often said that you need to be either “on it, or looking at it” in order to live here year-round. Traditionally, our amazing ocean […]

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Green Pages

Keeping Turtles Out of Trouble

Local watersports company hosts turtle tagging expeditions. Copy By Marine Conservations Society (www.mcsuk.org) Photo By Marta Morton The Turks & Caicos Islands Turtle Project is working for better management of the marine turtle populations found in the TCI. Through groundbreaking biological and social research, this collaborative project aims to involve the TCI Government and fishermen […]

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An Unexpected Landing

Least bittern is a new bird record for TCI. By B Naqqi Manco, DECR Terrestrial Ecologist Islands are a challenge to reach for many animals, but not for most birds. While we have a known resident avifauna, we are also visited by both migrants, which visit seasonally, and vagrants, which visit occasionally. Sometimes birds are […]

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Getting to Know

Lost at Sea!

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 […]

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What's Inside The Latest Edition?

On the Cover

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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