Resort Report

  • Caring for Beasts of Burden July 3, 2024
    Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue films donkeys in TCI. Story & Photos By Mark S. and Amy Meyers Donkeys never asked to be brought to the Caribbean, the Far East, Europe, or even Australia. They were quite content living in Africa. Domesticated around 5000 BCE by the Egyptians and Mesopotamians, donkeys were quickly traded throughout the civilized world, ...
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  • Designed to Be Different July 3, 2024
    Ocean Breeze Resort, North Caicos By Jody Rathgeb ~ Photos By Tom Rathgeb If resorts could talk, most of them would say many of the same things, touting their international flair, luxury settings and “perfection in paradise.” Ocean Breeze Resort speaks of something different. This new boutique resort in the Turks & Caicos would say, simply, “This ...
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  • “Burnt at Sea” July 3, 2024
    The story behind the inscription at West Harbour Bluff. By Jeff Dodge Not long ago, Dr. Donald Keith, a marine archaeologist and Turks & Caicos National Museum board member, asked if I might be interested in a research project. The topic was an 1842 inscription on a rock outcropping on West Harbour Bluff at the southwest end ...
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  • Heroic Rescue at Sea July 2, 2024
    Dolphins lead boat to plane crash survivors. By Ben Stubenberg 11:00 AM / Grand Turk Most of the morning hours of January 3, 2023 had slipped away with quiet routine at the JAGS McCartney International Airport when Air Traffic Controller (ATC) Danial Thompson arrived for his shift. As he took the hand-off from the other ATC who was ...
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  • When Art is Joy July 1, 2024
    The making a fine arts gallery — Grand Turk style. Story & Photos By Titus de Boer When the unexpected meets artistry, magic happens. Discover how a dreary afternoon in Germany led to the birth of a fine arts gallery in the Turks & Caicos Islands, weaving a tale of resilience, creativity, and a dash of serendipity. ...
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  • One Fragment at a Time July 1, 2024
    Restoring TCI reefs. By Kort Alexander and Kara Rumage, The School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies, South Caicos We sit on the siderails of the boat in anticipation, hands holding our masks and regulators in place. The captain counts down from three and we lean back until our tanks hit the water. We are instantly ...
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  • Masters of Change July 1, 2024
    Getting to know the Peacock flounder. By Kelly Currington I’m pretty confident in saying that most of us have seen “The Little Mermaid” movie and probably fell in love with Ariel’s adorable little sidekick, Flounder. Though not actually a flounder fish, he wiggled his way right into people’s hearts and became a household name, so much so, ...
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  • Hurricanes Making History July 1, 2024
    How Providenciales’ historical hurricanes made their mark. By Bengt Soderqvist After Hurricane Dorian devastated the northern Bahamas in 2019 there was a lot of speculation about what would happen to Providenciales if a similar hurricane would hit here. Dorian was very strong and moved slowly across the northern Bahamas, which created an enormous storm surge. We have ...
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  • A Property Puzzle April 1, 2024
    The controversial ownership of Breezy Point on East Caicos — Part 2 By Jeff Dodge Who were the legitimate owners of East Caicos island, or more specifically, a tract of land at Breezy Point? The answer to this question turns out to be a convoluted story that is proving difficult to unwind. This is Part Two of ...
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  • New Company, Old Roots March 29, 2024
    Island Mystique showcases the soul of TCI. By Rachel Craft ~ Images Courtesy Island Mystique “You’ve never experienced us like this before.” That’s the slogan of TCI’s newest tour company, Island Mystique, which launched in late 2023. Island Mystique aims to be the Islands’ first culturally immersive tour company by inviting visitors to step out of their resorts ...
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  • On the Way Back March 29, 2024
    South Caicos, past and present By Dr. Carlton and Verona Mills Anyone who has lived in the Islands for any length of time knows that patience, perseverance, and resilience are required characteristics to survive, along with a daily dollop of hope. South Caicos is no different. With a long history of success and achievement—many reasons to sing ...
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  • Investment and Nature Working Together March 20, 2024
    New Natural Capital Investment Plan to launch this summer. By Andy Tetlow, International Biodiversity Officer, Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) The environmental landscape of the Turks & Caicos Islands plays a vital role in the country’s tourism-focused economy, providing “ecosystem services” that have a significant impact on communities across TCI.  What are ecosystem services, you may ask? This ...
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  • Conservation and Resilience March 20, 2024
    The Darwin PLUS 129 Project focuses on TCI wetlands. By Christopher May, Samuel Pike, Katie Medcalf, B Naqqi Manco, Dodly Prosper, and Junel Blaise As development steadily progresses throughout the Turks & Caicos Islands, it remains crucial to conserve and protect the areas that make the country “Beautiful by Nature.” The North, Middle and East Caicos wetlands ...
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  • From Surf to Turf March 20, 2024
    Connections between marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Story & Photos By Bill Bigelow, The School for Field Studies, Center for Marine Resource Studies, South Caicos, Turks & Caicos Islands At The School for Field Studies’ (SFS) Center for Marine Resource Studies, I start my research course by posing a seemingly simple question to students: “What is a land crab?” ...
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  • The Early Years March 12, 2024
    Sapodilla Bay/Taylor Bay/Chalk Sound development. Story & Historical Photos By James (Jim) Brown I am from Canada where it is COLD during the winters, so in 1974 there was a very popular movement to align with or even have the Turks & Caicos Islands join Canada. It was an idea that appealed to everyone in Canada and ...
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Aysha Stephen is Grand Turk’s newest artistic sensation, renowned for her iconic “Cool Donkeys” paintings. Her creations are quite the hit with visitors to TDB Fine Arts Gallery. It recently opened within the Turks & Caicos National Museum on Grand Turk and is dedicated to showcasing art “Made in TCI.

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