Resort Report

  • Making a Cut September 19, 2018 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 the animal ... Read more about this post
  • One Page at a Time September 18, 2018 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. While the Turks ... Read more about this post
  • Casualties of War September 17, 2018 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 were neutral, more ... Read more about this post
  • Gone Fishin’! September 15, 2018 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 has been the ... Read more about this post
  • Diving Free September 15, 2018 Confronting history and human limits in the deep. By Ben Stubenberg You are alone with yourself. Even your body slips away so that it feels like a speck of consciousness that’s floating in the abyss. —William Truebridge, World Champion Freediver More than sport, freediving transforms the men and women who surrender themselves to the sea, leaving behind the realm of ... Read more about this post
  • Keeping Turtles Out of Trouble September 13, 2018 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 in the management ... Read more about this post
  • An Unexpected Landing September 13, 2018 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 lost, or blown ... Read more about this post
  • The Voice of the Voiceless September 12, 2018 Sea Shepherd fights to conserve marine wildlife. Story and Photos By Kelly Currington As I stand here in the Turks & Caicos Islands gazing out over the beautiful, pristine turquoise sea, I am hoping I can preserve this moment in my heart and mind. These memories may be the only place to see such scenes in 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
  • The Islands’ New Cay July 4, 2018 Turks Cay Resort & Marina offers a six-star luxury experience. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy Turks Cay Resort & Marina We often say the Turks & Caicos Islands are made up of some 40 islands and cays. A new one is being added this year—Turks Cay Resort & Marina. Planned to sprawl over 16 1/2 acres ... Read more about this post
  • Childhood Memories July 4, 2018 Recollections of growing up on South Caicos. By Emily Malcolm ~ Photos Courtesy Sailrock South Caicos Archival Collection As I took a stroll through my community of South Caicos, I reminisced on my childhood and teenage years. I saw buildings or parts thereof that reminded me of some of the most exciting and joyous experiences in ... Read more about this post
  • The History Man July 4, 2018 Herbert “Bertie” Sadler made TCI history his life’s work. By Marjorie Sadler ~ Images Courtesy Marjorie Sadler Herbert “Bertie” Sadler, the Turks & Caicos Islands’ own “History Man,” died in 1992 at his home on Grand Turk. He had spent most of his adult life in the Turks Islands and wouldn’t dream of living anywhere else. He ... Read more about this post
  • Adding Up the Benefits July 4, 2018 Utilizing a trained accountant in your business reaps rewards. By Snjezana S. Andrews, MBA, CPA Improper accounting practices and non-record retention in business is like properly feeding, grooming, loving and nurturing a child but never allowing schooling of any kind. The child will look capable of taking on the world in adulthood but in reality is not ... Read more about this post
  • Whose Treasure? July 4, 2018 In the clash over shipwrecks yet to be found, the past still haunts. By Ben Stubenberg “There is no way of getting away from a treasure . . . once it fastens itself upon our mind” Joseph Conrad Few ventures capture our attention or fuel the imagination more quickly than the prospect of finding sunken treasure from some long-lost ... Read more about this post
  • Straws Suck! July 4, 2018 DECR hopes to keep the “NO STRAWS” campaign going year-round. By Amy Avenant, DECR Environment Outreach Coordinator The Department of Environment & Coastal Resources (DECR) has just wrapped up a successful “NO STRAW” campaign during the annual Greening TCI Month. But why attack the humble straw? Well, as it turns out, straws aren’t as innocent as they ... 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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