Resort Report

  • Keeping an Eye on the Future January 21, 2020 Local students participate in coral reef monitoring program. Story & Photos By Karen R. Cangialosi, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Keene State College For the past four years, I have had the pleasure of tapping into what I consider the Turks & Caicos Islands’ most precious resource: the enthusiasm and imagination of its youth. Since 2008, my colleague ... Read more about this post
  • TCI in WWII December 4, 2019 Survivors of U-Boats: Vineland in 1942, Part II By Captain Eric Wiberg In the Fall 2019 issue of Astrolabe, the author detailed the sinking of the Canadian dry-bulk ship Vineland, on April 20, 1942 by the German submarine U-154 while it was roughly 90 miles north of North Caicos. The survivors voyaged in three lifeboats until they ... Read more about this post
  • Going Under December 4, 2019 Searching lost wrecks on Salt Cay. Story & Photos By Dr. Joost Morsink and Dr. Ruud Stelten South of Grand Turk, a small and sleepy island rests in the Atlantic Ocean: Salt Cay. With approximately 90 inhabitants on 2.6 square miles, this is the least populated of the main inhabited islands in the Turks & Caicos Islands. ... Read more about this post
  • Birds & Binoculars December 3, 2019 You can’t enjoy one without the other. By William J. Cook ~ Photos By Marta Morton Few places in the world offer the birding paradise that can be found in the Turks & Caicos Islands, and there are many vantage points from which to take in these wondrous, diverse and colorful creatures. Sadly, it’s not uncommon for ... Read more about this post
  • Final Goodbyes December 3, 2019 Funeral traditions in the Turks & Caicos Islands. By Jody Rathgeb Death is not a likely topic for a magazine such as Times of the Islands. The sunshine, blue waters and swaying palms of the Turks & Caicos are so full of life that the alternative seems very far away. Yet people do die here and have ... Read more about this post
  • Onus or Bonus? December 3, 2019 Researchers assess the impact of sargassum seaweed in the TCI. By Kristy Lee and Sylvia Myers, MSc students, University of Greenwich; Debbie Bartlett, Ph.D., Faculty of Engineering and Science University of Greenwich; Franziska Elmer, Ph.D. Marine Ecology Lecturer, School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies From the UK, the Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) are something we ... Read more about this post
  • The Mighty Mangrove December 2, 2019 Are we doing enough to conserve them? By Ewa Krzyszczyk, School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies When you think of mangroves, do you imagine blue skies, crystal clear water, lush green forest, dragonflies silently gliding above, the songs of the mangrove cuckoos? No? You might want to honor them a visit. In her article, “The ... Read more about this post
  • Big Thrills December 2, 2019 Meeting Humpback whales in Grand Turk By Brian Heagney, B.Sc Marine Biology ~ Photos by Sabine Frank & Brain Heagney The Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) are made up of a number of islands and cays divided into two distinct groups . . . somewhat obviously, the Turks Islands and the Caicos Islands. These are separated by ... Read more about this post
  • Hidden Dangers December 2, 2019 Understanding rip currents and rip tides. By Paul Wilkerson Travelers from across the globe descend on the Turks & Caicos Islands at a steady pace throughout the year. Nearly all are drawn by photos of the clear turquoise waters that surround the country. Our family fell into that category. Images seemed surreal, and we wanted to see ... Read more about this post
  • Ice Cream in Parrotice December 2, 2019 North Caicos shop offers big scoops of opportunity. By Jody Rathgeb ~ Photos By Tom Rathgeb  Many know the silly childhood chant, “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.” In the case of Parrotice on North Caicos, though, it was the land that screamed, calling out, “I want to be an ice cream shop!” ... Read more about this post
  • South Bank Launches The Boathouses September 16, 2019 In the Spring 2019 issue of Times of the Islands, we introduced you to the intriguing new residential resort community of South Bank. Located on Providenciales’ ruggedly beautiful south shore at Long Bay, it is the latest idyllic retreat by Windward Development, specialists in creating unique waterfront properties. Debuting this fall are The Boathouses at ... Read more about this post
  • Don’t Worry, I’ve Got This! September 16, 2019 Protecting the interests of owners and investors. By John Galleymore ISLAND LIVING . . . It’s a common misconception that life in the Islands is a stress-free routine of lounging in hammocks, drinking rum cocktails and watching sunsets. Yes, while that may happen some of the time, for the majority of us in order to play hard, ... Read more about this post
  • TCI in WWI and WWII September 13, 2019 Survivors of U-Boat strikes on Stifinder (1918) and Vineland (1942). By Capt. Eric Wiberg ~ Images Courtesy Eric Wiberg Recently, the topic of German and Italian submarine depredations in the Turks & Caicos Islands, Bahamas, Caribbean and US has risen to the surface more often. This includes knowledge of the discovery of the arrival of German naval ... Read more about this post
  • The Magic of Mangroves September 13, 2019 A trip through an amazing and valuable eco-treasure. By Kelly Currington ~ Photos By Agile LeVin, VisitTCI.com My eyes are immediately drawn to the network of red and brown “fingers” reaching upward out of the water as my board glides through the shallow crystal-clear water of the mangrove forest. As we slowly move along, we listen to ... Read more about this post
  • All is Not Lost . . . Yet September 13, 2019 A chance to save the coral reefs of the Turks & Caicos Islands. By the Staff of the Turks & Caicos Reef Fund (TCRF) and the School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies (SFS CMRS) In the Summer 2019 issue of Times of the Islands, professors from the South Caicos School for Field Studies Center for ... Read more about this post

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Marta Morton caught this rather disorganized group of flamingos at North Creek, during a visit to Salt Cay. To see more of Marta’s images, see “Birds & Binoculars” on page 50 and visit www.harbourclubvillas.com.

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