Resort Report

  • A Short Life October 1, 2022 Captain Edward Lightbourn Story & Images Courtesy Antoinette Lightbourn Butz Captain Edward Lightbourn was my great-great-great uncle. I researched this article through many documents found on Bermuda and the Turks & Caicos Islands, particularly from a letterbook in my possession and a set purchased by the Bermuda Archives in 2018. Background Edward Lightbourn was born in the Heron Bay ... Read more about this post
  • Investigating the Clues October 1, 2022 The origins of Junkanoo — Part 2 By Christopher Davis, Alex Kwofie, Angelique McKay and Michael P. Pateman In the Summer 2022 issue of the Astrolabe, the authors detailed various legends of the origins of Junkanoo from European influences and mimicry to the Ahanta General, Jan Kwaw from Pokesu (today’s Princess Town) in Southwestern Ghana. However, the ... Read more about this post
  • Arcing Upwards October 1, 2022 South Bank’s new “suspended private villa” experience. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Images Courtesy Windward Life in the Turks & Caicos Islands is meant to be savored with each of your senses. Overarching is the vast expanse of ocean blue, with as many different expressions as the face of a beloved friend. Beams of golden sunshine are occasionally ... Read more about this post
  • TCI Tech October 1, 2022 Is a “Silicon Island” in the making? By Ben Stubenberg Can a small island nation renowned as a premier vacation destination for its spectacular beaches and turquoise water also become a world class hub for tech innovation—a “Silicon Island?” At first glance that seems improbable. After all, high end tourism drives TCI’s vibrant economy, not high tech. ... Read more about this post
  • TCI Junkanoo Museum September 30, 2022 Preserving island culture in the 21st century. By Abigail Parnell If you have ever attended the Turks & Caicos’ Island Fish Fry (now held in The Bight on Thursday evenings) or post-Christmas Maskanoo event, you’ve probably reveled in the irresistible rhythm of the drums, whistles, horns, and cow bells of Junkanoo. This festival of intoxicating sound and ... Read more about this post
  • Surviving the Storm September 30, 2022 The effects of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease on TCI reefs. By Heidi Hertler, John Debuysser, Autumn Zwiernik, Katie Tanner, Alyssa Landi, Hayley Newman and Morgan Rose, The School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies, South Caicos Coral reefs are one of the most biologically diverse and ecologically productive ecosystems on the planet. They are aesthetically ... Read more about this post
  • Farming Coral on Land September 30, 2022 Gene bank pilot nursery started. By Don Stark and Alizee Zimmermann, Turks & Caicos Reef Fund Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) arrived in the Turks & Caicos Islands in 2019. This Caribbean and Tropical Atlantic-wide disease has devasted reefs throughout the region. It has affected over 30 species of stony corals — the big reef building ... Read more about this post
  • King Cotton September 30, 2022 The fabric of our lives. By Bill Keegan and Betsy Carlson Competition had grown fierce. A burgeoning fitness industry in the 1980s had embraced man-made fabrics to the point where DuPont Corporation could not meet demand for its trademarked product — Spandex. In response, Cotton Incorporated recognized the need to remind consumers that cotton products are soft, ... Read more about this post
  • Today, Yesterday, and Today September 20, 2022 Looking back at life on the Islands “back in the day.” By Shelagh Barrington Shelagh Barrington is Kathi Barrington’s older sister. Kathi was editor of Times of the Islands from 1990 to 1993. On a recent visit to Providenciales, she had occasion to reminisce on those early golden days in the sun.  Today . . . It’s time for ... Read more about this post
  • Ask Naqqi! September 20, 2022 In-the-field botanist also fields questions. By Jody Rathgeb ~ Naqqi Photos By Tom Rathgeb Let’s say you’re outside, poking around the yard, and you encounter a bug you’ve never seen before. It’s sort of spidery, but with hairy pinchers and some long things that might be antennae. What is it? What do you do? Well, you might ... Read more about this post
  • 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

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Master Photographers James Roy and Christine Morden of Paradise Photography (www.MyParadisePhoto.com) are always on the lookout to capture colorful slices of life in the Turks & Caicos Islands. This Junkanoo dancer was participating in the annual Maskanoo celebration on Boxing Day.

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