Resort Report

  • A Precious Treasure September 25, 2015 Recording TCI’s remnants of paradise Story & Photos By Kathleen Wood Few places on Earth persist where nature’s ancient rhythms remain unconstrained by human ambition and greed. In 1971, visiting scientists described the Turks & Caicos Islands’ natural environment as “ . . . as close to the natural state as is likely to be the case ... Read more about this post
  • Birds in Paradise September 25, 2015 South Caicos’ salt ponds attract an amazing bird community. Story & Photos By Liam M. Carr, Ph.D., School for Field Studies, Center for Marine Resource Studies, South Caicos The island of South Caicos provides important habitat for over 200 species of birds, some year-round residents and others only appearing briefly as they move across the region. Mourning ... Read more about this post
  • A Calling in the Kitchen September 25, 2015 Student/intern Mark Connolly By Jody Rathgeb ~ Photos By Sean Brady, Kaieri Photography Among students seeking summer internships, it’s usually a given that you want a job that lets you do more than make coffee. For Mark Connolly, however, making coffee was the point of his summer stint. Coffee . . . and lunches, and dinners . ... Read more about this post
  • A Fishy Story July 3, 2015 This whale shark encounter has to be seen to be believed! By Dr. Randel Davis ~ Photos By Jean-Francois Chabot Tuesday, July 22, 2008: It was a day that started like any other. After a hard morning on Providenciales’ Northwest Reef looking for cannons from the US Navy Brig Chippewa (which we found!), Capt. Jean-François Chabot ... Read more about this post
  • Words to the Wise July 3, 2015 This TCI lawyer offers sound advice to potential condominium owners. By Neil Molyneux, Graham Thompson ~ Photos By Steve Passmore, Provo Pictures Visitors to the Turks & Caicos Islands quite often stay in a condominium resort on Grace Bay Beach. Most condominium properties are less than twenty years old and were built in a thriving economy; both ... Read more about this post
  • Concha Woncha Wow! July 3, 2015 This fun tour is an introduction to the world of conch and culture. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By James Roy, Paradise Photography There’s no doubt that conch is king in the Turks & Caicos Islands. This amazing gastropod has long been both a food source and trading item for the people of the Islands. These days, ... Read more about this post
  • All’s Well That Ends Well July 3, 2015 Wishing on Grand Turk’s North and South Wells Story & Photos By B Naqqi Manco Wells present and preserve a special image for humankind. Popular art and media images of traditional draw wells—cylindrical stone structures with thatch roofs and a wooden bucket attached to a hand crank by a rope—were instantly recognisable to me as a child. ... Read more about this post
  • Keeping Tabs on Turtles July 3, 2015 Beach profile monitoring for marine turtle nesting areas. By Charlotte de Fontaubert, Heidi Hertler, Aaron Henderson, and Anela Akiona The Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) are an archipelago of about forty limestone islands. Most of the land habitat is scrub lands. The mangrove forests, seagrass ecosystems, salt flats and coral reefs that line the coast are among ... Read more about this post
  • The End of the Chain July 3, 2015 Great Sand Cay beckons this explorer. Story & Photos By John Galleymore My exploration and adventure-seeking expeditions have taken me to just about every land mass in the Turks & Caicos Islands, and I am often asked, “What’s the furthest you’ve ever been?” In miles covered, that would be my recent South Caicos to Providenciales walk, but ... Read more about this post
  • Building on a Budget July 3, 2015 This local builder shows that it can be done. By Kathy Borsuk It can be a bit daunting when you turn the pages of the Turks & Caicos Real Estate Association (TCREA) bi-annual Real Estate Guide. Many of the properties ooze uber-everything, boasting sprawling beachfront acreage, ocean views, private pools, ensuite bedrooms counted on two hands, ... Read more about this post
  • Clandestine Fields April 1, 2015 Swidden agriculture in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Story & Photos By B Naqqi Manco, TCI Naturalist Visitors to the Turks & Caicos Islands: Try finding a traditional crop patch here — I dare you. It won’t be an easy, straightforward search. In countries with mechanized, technology-driven agriculture, farms are easy to recognise, even if they’re ... Read more about this post
  • A Celebration of Sports April 1, 2015 For 12 years, Graceway Sports Centre has served the sporting community. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Ileana Ravasio, Attimi Photography Whether a heavily padded hockey player weaving through the hall on roller blades, racket-wielding sportster on the way to a game of tennis, impossibly lithe girl scampering to a gymnastics lesson, or burly body builder ... Read more about this post
  • A Link to the Past March 31, 2015 Newly discovered photos document an intriguing 1955 expedition to South Caicos. By Dr. Donald H. Keith ~ Photos By Mendel Peterson On a dreary winter’s afternoon in January while rummaging around for something else, I found a small box containing four rolls of black and white film marked “Air Shots, Turks and Caicos Islands 1955.” I remembered ... Read more about this post
  • The Cays, A Pirate, and A Countess March 31, 2015 A true-to-life tale that could only take place in the Islands. Story & Historical Photos By Dr. Charlene Kozy, President Emerita, Cumberland University Popular television shows such as Conquistadors, Black Sails, and Downton Abbey have their real-life counterparts here in the Turks & Caicos Islands. The tiny cays just east of Providenciales attracted explorers, pirates, and ... Read more about this post
  • Operation SCOLP March 31, 2015   A solo walk from South Caicos Over Land to Providenciales. By John Galleymore ~ Photos by Steve Passmore, Provo Pictures “Because it’s there . . .” was the reply given by George Mallory in the 1920s, when asked why he wanted to be the first to climb Mt. Everest. That same answer could (and has been) ... Read more about this post

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