Resort Report

  • 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
  • Land of the Giants March 11, 2019 Some of the world’s largest single-celled organisms come from TCI. Story & Photos By Franziska Elmer, Ph.D., School for Field Studies, Center for Marine Resource Studies The islands of Turks & Caicos are home to many astonishing flora and fauna. Today I would like to introduce four very special species of TCI algae to you: the sailor’s ... Read more about this post
  • Beauty and the Beach March 11, 2019 Taking a close look at the treasures on TCI beaches. By Jody Rathgeb ~ Photos By Marta Morton and Tom Rathgeb The renowned beaches of the Turks & Caicos Islands provide the backbone for so many activities, from paddleboarding and parasailing to quiet beach walks. Yet here’s something that those enjoying the activities might not realize: You ... Read more about this post
  • Up, Up and Away! March 8, 2019 Embry Rucker was the Islands’ first resident pilot. By Trish Flanagan ~ Photos Courtesy Embry Rucker Today, a regular daily air service links the islands of the Turks & Caicos, while international connections bring travellers to and from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Haiti (among other countries). But 50 years ago there ... Read more about this post
  • From Fear to Friend March 8, 2019 Dispelling the myths about sharks. By Kelly Currington ~ Photos By Kelly Currington and Eli Martinez You can feel it in your soul before you ever step off the boat and sink below the surface. You are entering the world of creatures who have been portrayed as “mindless killers” and “vicious predators,” and yet you are excited ... Read more about this post
  • Ban the Bag March 6, 2019 By Amy Avenant, DECR Environment Outreach Coordinator Single-use plastic shopping bags will soon be removed from supermarkets and shops across the TCI. The government-approved import ban will come into effect from January 1, 2019, with a ban on the use of single- use plastic bags by retailers to come into effect on May 1, 2019. There ... Read more about this post
  • A Glimpse of the Past December 28, 2018 Early photographers on Grand Turk. By Jeffrey Dodge Edmund Neale Coverley, one of the most active early photographers on Grand Turk at the beginning of the 20th century, has been the subject of several past articles in the Astrolabe. He is well known because many of his photographs were used to produce early picture postcards. The earliest postcards ... Read more about this post
  • The Secret Garden December 28, 2018 Foodies are in for a unique experience at The Frenz Deck. Story & Photos By Dominique Rolle, Caya Hico Media Walking with my friend Lorraine Kenlock in her lush backyard garden, I feel transported from Grace Bay into the heartland of the Turks & Caicos—North Caicos—or perhaps Jamaica where such fantastic foliage is a common way of ... Read more about this post
  • Morning in the Garden of Good and Evil December 28, 2018 Investigating Grand Turk’s Over Island Graveyard. Story & Photos By Matthew A. Williamson, Ph.D. My apologies to the author John Berendt, who penned the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, for only slightly changing his title for this article. I think it’s appropriate though, given the work that I do and where I live. ... Read more about this post
  • Fit at Fifty December 17, 2018 It’s never too late to get in shape when extreme challenges are ahead. By TCI Explorer John Galleymore ~ Photos By Brilliant Studios, www.brilliantstudios.com As I explained my next planned adventure and what it entailed, a close friend replied, “Hadn’t you look to start getting in shape?” He cited a recent picture of me on East Caicos ... Read more about this post
  • Sailing to Freedom December 17, 2018 TCI slave escapes in the early 1800s. By Ben Stubenberg Few endeavors are more woven into the culture and history of the Turks & Caicos Islands than sailing. Ever since the Bermudians rediscovered TCI some 350 years ago and began collecting salt from the natural salinas, boats played a defining role. By day, fast and agile sloops ... Read more about this post

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German photographer Georg Roske took this interesting image as part of a series of photos for the new South Bank development on Providenciales. And although he takes his pictures intuitionally and spontaneously, he realizes the “perfect moment” must be well calculated. For more of his work, visit www.georgroske.de

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