Resort Report

  • To the Rescue July 11, 2019 Community teamwork investigates early island culture. By Dr. Shaun D. Sullivan and Dr. Michael P. Pateman ~ Photos Courtesy Turks & Caicos National Museum In the fall of 2018, local volunteers and students came together in a community effort to record a key part of the culture of early Turks & Caicos Islanders. They came from nearby ... Read more about this post
  • Bold & Unapologetic July 11, 2019 People of the Islands in front of the lens. By Michael P. Pateman and Vanessa A. Pateman “People of the Islands” is the National Museum’s new oral history/ethnography program. This project seeks to tell the story of “Islanders” of the Bahama Archipelago through their own voice, with a first person narrative. Oral histories are stories that living ... Read more about this post
  • Finding the Salt of the Earth July 8, 2019 Discovering the “Old Caribbean” on Salt Cay Story & Photos By Mat Matlack Providenciales is an amazing island. It has truly become one of the top vacation destinations for the Americas and the rest of the world. With its world-class beaches, restaurants and other amenities, it has everything one could desire in a beach location. But the ... Read more about this post
  • Gentle Giants July 8, 2019 Spending a season with the humpback whales. Story & Photos By Kelly Currington The stillness of the water is broken and silence gives way to the sound of a low, powerful groan as air is being expelled from the lungs of a creature at an approximate speed of 200 mph . . . and the spell is ... Read more about this post
  • The Hunt for Whales July 8, 2019 From harpooning leviathans to holding them dear. By Ben Stubenberg “I need everyone’s eyes on the water,” Captain Kell Talbot earnestly tells the guests on the Deep Blue Charters whale watching boat three miles east of Salt Cay. “The front of the boat is twelve o’clock, the back six o’clock. When you see a whale surface, call ... Read more about this post
  • All is Not Well July 8, 2019 Tissue Loss Disease a threat to TCI reefs. Story and Photos By Erin Bowman and Heidi Hertler, Ph.D. In a time when climate change is wreaking havoc on coral reefs worldwide, the reefs of the Turks & Caicos Islands remain some of the most resilient and pristine in the Caribbean. They are home to more than 60 ... Read more about this post
  • Fingerprinting Whales July 8, 2019 Using whale sightings by citizen scientists in the Turks & Caicos Islands By Cathy E. Bacon M.Sc., Mithriel M. MacKay Ph.D., and Katharine Hart M.Sc. Photos By Katharine Hart, Deep Blue Charters, Grand Turk There are few places in the world like the Turks & Caicos Islands where humans can enter the water and photograph some of the ... Read more about this post
  • Conched Out June 20, 2019 The clock is running out on TCI’s conch fishery. By Kathleen Wood Earlier in 2019, research spanning decades in the Bahamas concluded that without significant intervention and changes to fishing policy, the Bahamian queen conch Lobatus gigas fishery will collapse within 10–15 years (Allan W Stoner, Davis, & Kough, 2019). Conch populations in legal fishing grounds in ... Read more about this post
  • Let it Rain! June 20, 2019 The annual roller coaster. By Paul Wilkerson As a tourist to the Turks & Caicos Islands, I can count on one hand the number of times it has rained during our stays! Many visitors don’t realize what a commodity rainfall is, and how desperately it is needed here. When it comes to water availability, it is ... Read more about this post
  • She Will Reap June 20, 2019 BWIC student Chelsea Stubbs. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photo By Daphne Roots Let us not grow weary or become discouraged in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap, if we do not give in. Most of us are familiar with the Bible verse that tells us that we reap what we sow. It’s always uplifting when ... Read more about this post
  • Smooth and Natural March 19, 2019 Organic soaps with an island vibe. By Jody Rathgeb ~ Photos By Jody Rathgeb and Sandra Walkin Wouldn’t it be nice to take home one of those sky-cleansing Turks & Caicos rainbows to remember your visit? You can if you buy all five types of soap from the Lucayan Soap Co. Sandra Walkin, the engine behind this ... Read more about this post
  • Water, Water Everywhere March 18, 2019 South Bank is an intriguing new residential resort community. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Georg Roske Waterfront. The epitome of property, in the Islands it conjures images of sparkling seas in shades shifting from turquoise to aqua to lime green. It means refreshing sea breezes, whether a gentle breath as languid as a puff of smoke ... Read more about this post
  • Sense of Place March 13, 2019 Visits to the National Museum trigger common memories. By Candianne Williams As a museum professional, I get to experience many cultural exchanges between our visitors which makes my own experience very enriching. The TCI National Museum exhibits give them a “sense of place” which Fritz (1981) defines as the specific experience of a person as a result ... Read more about this post
  • A Country’s Treasure Trove March 12, 2019 Why national museums and archives are so important. By Vanessa Forbes-Pateman Traditionally, a museum’s role is the housing and protection of cultural and heritage material; preservation and conservation of artifacts of historical or religious value and sentiment; the research and scholarly work associated with those artifacts and public education on and enjoyment of them. While the Turks & ... Read more about this post
  • Driving into the Future March 12, 2019 FortisTCI introduces its electric vehicle program. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy FortisTCI Driving in Providenciales during morning and evening “rush hours” or in the aftermath of a road closure or traffic accident reveals the sheer number of vehicles operating on the roadway. This exponential growth over the years mirrors that taking place around the world. Vehicle ... Read more about this post

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Brian Heagney of The Humpback Dive Shack on Grand Turk took this photo of a humpback whale this Winter season. His business specializes in eco-friendly, low impact whale watching/swimming (January to April), scuba diving, Stingray tours and snorkeling around the warm waters of Grand Turk and Salt Cay. For more information, visit.
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