Resort Report

  • Shaking It Out June 24, 2022 The history of salt production in the Turks & Caicos Islands (Part II). Story & Postcard Images Courtesy Jeff Dodge Salt was the most important industry on the Turks & Caicos Islands for almost 300 years. Salt was of critical importance, not only for culinary purposes, but to preserve meat and fish. Since salt production involved so ... Read more about this post
  • Clothed in Mystery June 24, 2022 The origins of Junkanoo – Part 1 By Christopher Davis, Alex Kwofie, Angelique McKay, and Michael P. Pateman Junkanoo is the premier national cultural celebration in The Bahamas. It is primarily celebrated on Christmas/Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, with smaller celebrations on Labour Day, Independence Day, and Emancipation Day. Junkanoo is also used for the opening ... Read more about this post
  • Birds of the Sea June 24, 2022 Endangered rays are a piece of TCI’s living history. By Sydney O’Brien, Waterfront Assistant, The School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies, South Caicos The waters of the Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) are picturesquely colored in different shades of blue, green, and turquoise. and abundantly filled with life. The whitespotted eagle ray, known by the ... Read more about this post
  • Making Climate History June 24, 2022 TCI hosts inaugural Climate Change Summit. By Amy Avenant, Environmental Outreach Coordinator, DECR and Oshin Whyte, Executive Officer and Environment Policy Lead, Governor’s Office Climate Change. These two words have gained traction in popular consciousness since the release of the first Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report released in 1988. The IPCC is currently in its Sixth ... Read more about this post
  • Treking into History June 24, 2022 The first-ever, human-powered circumnavigation of the TCI chain. Story & Photos By John Galleymore ~ Aerial Photos By Merinda Duff It’s weird how an off-the-cuff comment can plant a seed in your brain that can alter your life dramatically. Back in 2015, I had just finished a solo walk through the Turks & Caicos Islands from South ... Read more about this post
  • TCI Bobsledder June 24, 2022 The real backstory of “Cool Runnings.” By Ben Stubenberg “Life is a struggle. Anything worth doing in life is a struggle.  And anytime you enter a struggle, you are going to suffer.  People think suffering is something to be avoided.  No! Suffering is reality.”  — Tal Stokes On a windy February morning in 1988, the captain of the first Jamaican bobsled team ... Read more about this post
  • Lucayan Ancestry.edu June 24, 2022 Exploring the origins and interactions of the ancient Lucayans with ancient DNA. By Kendra Sirak, Bill Keegan, Betsy Carlson, and Michael Pateman About ten years ago, Tellis Bethel, retired commodore of the Bahamas Defense Force, started a campaign to name the waters surrounding The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) the “Lucayan Sea.” Covering 180,000 square miles ... Read more about this post
  • Weather Warning June 24, 2022 Tropical season could spell trouble. By Paul Wilkerson The predictions are in, and it appears that the hurricane season for 2022 will likely result in above normal activity for the Tropical Atlantic. Thankfully, the overall odds of a storm impacting the Turks & Caicos Islands is relatively low based on historical data. Nevertheless, it is appropriate to ... Read more about this post
  • Wear? Where? June 24, 2022 Keeping Islanders clothed in “the old days.” By Jody Rathgeb There was no Amazon. No Island Bargains. No daily flights from Miami. No family members zipping away to buy fashions abroad. So how did Turks & Caicos Islanders in “the old days” get the clothing part of their basic food-clothing-shelter needs? Look to the women. Their homespun businesses ... Read more about this post
  • A Long Journey (by Boat) to Paradise March 29, 2022 Beryl Nelson By Jody Rathgeb ~ Photos by Tom Rathgeb and Courtesy of Beryl Nelson Q:  How did you come to live in the Turks & Caicos Islands, Beryl? A:  Well, it’s a long story . . .  Actually, the story itself is simple: Beryl Nelson, who grew up in Michigan and Indiana, decided when he came of age ... Read more about this post
  • Crawling Out of History March 29, 2022 The Grand Turk Tortoise Chelonoidis alburyorum keegani By Bill Keegan, Betsy Carlson and Michael Pateman Just as the hare is zipping across the finish line, the tortoise has stopped once again by the roadside, this time to stick out his neck and nibble a bit of sweet grass, unlike the previous time when he was distractedby a bee humming ... Read more about this post
  • Discoveries & Mysteries March 29, 2022 TCI birding: Questions answered; questions raised. By Simon Busuttil There are around 11,000 species of birds in the world. “Around” because the number changes all the time. Totally new species are fairly frequently discovered, and a thankfully few (as yet) others are deemed extinct, but most of the changes occur through “splitting” existing species. These “splits” come ... Read more about this post
  • Wreck of the Concepción March 29, 2022 The fateful final voyage of a treasure-laden Spanish galleon. By Ben Stubenberg ~ Original Painting by Richard McGhie Strewn across the long barrier reefs and shallow banks that encircle the Turks & Caicos lie more than 1,000 shipwrecks. Each one comes with a unique yet kindred story of crew and passengers staring down death as relentless waves ... Read more about this post
  • The Power of Vitamin Sea March 29, 2022 One dose released Tristan to bloom. Story & Photos By Kelly Currington For anyone who loves the sea, the feeling of being connected to its powers seems to come naturally. We feel drawn to it for our sense of peace and balance, and to reset from the chaos of everyday life. When we slip below the surface ... Read more about this post
  • Helping the Humpback March 29, 2022 Protecting one of the Islands’ biggest natural wonders. By Katharine Hart and Cathy Bacon, Turks & Caicos Islands Whale Project Photos By Katharine Hart, Deep Blue Charters Each winter, hundreds of North Atlantic Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) travel thousands of kilometers from their summer feeding grounds in colder waters to the turquoise shallows surrounding the Turks & Caicos ... Read more about this post

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Master Photographers James Roy and Christine Morden of Paradise Photography (MyParadisePhoto.com) made the journey to East Caicos to capture this rare drone view of the remote island. They used their artistic creativity to enhance the color after the day turned overcast.

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