Resort Report

  • Small Island, Big History September 14, 2021 Grand Turk is an island of historical importance. By Dr. Carlton Mills It has been commonly taught that Christopher Columbus’ first landfall in the “New World” was San Salvador in the Bahamas. In recent years, this theory has been challenged by two Turks & Caicos Islands historians, the late H.E. Sadler and Josiah Marvel. These historians promoted ... Read more about this post
  • Summer in the Turks & Caicos Islands September 14, 2021 By David P. Carroll ~ Photo By Marta Morton Summer by the sea and It’s so beautiful to stop And see watching the Children smiling so bright Having fun in the warm Summer sunlight feeling the warmth On my face and Turks & Caicos Islands is just A beautiful sunny place and Taste the sweetest fruits and I’m Watching the butterflies flow Oh how I love ... Read more about this post
  • Striving for Gold September 14, 2021 The TCI’s “gold standard” continues to attract investors. By Kathy Borsuk Although the Turks & Caicos Islands are not able to participate in the Olympics, the country has earned a gold medal for its superb handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has also broken records in real estate sales since the border’s reopening a little over a ... Read more about this post
  • Pirate Attack! September 14, 2021 Rediscovering the epic battle off West Caicos. By Ben Stubenberg On an early summer morning in 1798, a balmy breeze filled the luffing sails of five sturdy sloops setting off in search of a ship that had run aground. From Ft. George Cay, the boats glided south along the white sand beaches of Pine Cay, their long ... Read more about this post
  • If Rocks Could Talk . . . September 11, 2021 Their story would be fascinating. By Carmen Hoyt, Waterfront Assistant, The School for Field Studies After how many birthdays do you stop keeping track? If it’s any consolation, the Earth is 4.54 billion years old and still going strong. 4.54 billion years . . . think about it. A billion is difficult to grasp, not to mention four ... Read more about this post
  • Here with a Roar! September 11, 2021 A tenacious invader now calls the Turks & Caicos home. By Ben Farmer, Waterfront Assistant, The School for Field Studies I was on a drift-dive in southern Florida when I speared my first lionfish. There, I began to understand the difficulty of controlling this species which is invasive to the tropical Atlantic and devastates reef fish populations. ... Read more about this post
  • Pearls of the Sea September 11, 2021 The story of “Ollie.” Story & Photos By Kelly Currington Anyone who takes a moment to gaze out over the stunning turquoise waters of the Turks & Caicos Islands must wonder about all the amazing creatures that are out there. What lies beneath those beautiful hues of blue? The Turks & Caicos Islands are home to a true ... Read more about this post
  • Not a Pot to “Cook” In September 11, 2021 The TCI’s Indigenous people were quite creative in food preparation. By Bill Keegan, Betsy Carlson, Michael Pateman and Lindsay Bloch Irving Rouse, the doyen of Caribbean archaeology, once estimated that pottery comprised 90% of all artifacts found in the region. It should come as no surprise then that the precontact history of the Islands is written as ... Read more about this post
  • The Natural World September 11, 2021 New edition breathes fresh life into a timely subject. By Diane Taylor In a very real scientific sense, the Earth breathes us and we breathe the Earth. This has to do with the exchange between oxygen and carbon dioxide. Now, however, excess carbon in the atmosphere puts all life at risk. One way to reinstate balance is ... Read more about this post
  • What’s Hiding in Your Closet? June 24, 2021 Donations are the lifeblood of the Turks & Caicos National Museum. Story & Photo Collages By Lisa Turnbow-Talbot Everyone knows that non-profit organizations rely on monetary donations, but for the Turks & Caicos National Museum that is not the only donation that matters. Gifts-in-kind of photographs, videotapes, books, pamphlets, manuscripts, maps, historical objects, business records, organization records, ... Read more about this post
  • If Maps Could Talk . . . June 24, 2021 Visualizing the Grand Turk of yesteryear. Story and Images Courtesy Marjorie Sadler In the final pages of H.E. Sadler’s book, Turks Islands Landfall, the author (my father) gives some history of North Creek in Grand Turk which President Forth (served 1848–1854) believed was a huge asset to the island simply awaiting development. Forth was the Turks & ... Read more about this post
  • Hot, Hot, Hot! June 24, 2021 TCI’s real estate market is on fire. By Kathy Borsuk There’s no doubt summer has arrived in the Turks & Caicos Islands. The somewhat-cooler days, low humidity and slanted sunshine of winter and spring have given way to bright, hot days bookended by lusciously pastel early mornings and long, tawny evenings. It’s prime time for watersports in ... Read more about this post
  • Paradise Waiting June 24, 2021 TCI’s reopening an unqualified success. By Jayne Baker ~ Photos By Paradise Photography It’s the morning of July 22, 2020. Just after noon, American Airlines is due to fly in the first visitors to our shores since the borders closed four months prior.The mood on Providenciales is a muddled brew of optimism, relief and caution. Aware of ... Read more about this post
  • The Stars of Our Woods June 24, 2021 The Bahama woodstar is TCI’s only regular resident hummingbird. By B Naqqi Manco, TCI Naturalist ~ Photos by Marta Morton Some years ago, while drilling drift seeds for a craft project, a bay bean Cannavalia rosea seed escaped and rolled across the floor, at some point getting swept out the front door. Seed coat compromised and sitting ... Read more about this post
  • Sponging It Up June 22, 2021 The hidden beauty of sponges. Story & Photos By Melissa Heres, Waterfront Assistant, The School for Field Studies Sponges, in my humble opinion, are likely the most underrated of all marine organisms. Often underappreciated and tossed aside as a bathing accessory or the feature of children’s TV shows, sponges don’t necessarily come to mind when one thinks ... Read more about this post

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Agile LeVin—photographer, explorer and chronicler of everything TCI on his website www.visittci.com—took this drone photo of the multi-textured wetlands of West Caicos. He was part of the expedition that investigated the site of the historic pirate attack in the area. For more information and photos, go to page 48.

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