Resort Report

  • Ruin ‘n’ Wrack March 21, 2014 The infamous Turks Island wreckers By Mark Parrish, Big Blue Unlimited The Grand Turk lighthouse was built in 1852. Its construction was borne out of necessity for the sheer volume of ships that fell victim to the treacherous reefs around the island. The history of the Turks & Caicos Islands during the eighteenth and ninteenth centuries ... Read more about this post
  • The Iron Giant of Yankeetown March 21, 2014 What will be the fate of this abandoned steam engine? By Dr. Donald H. Keith, Chairman, TCI National Museum One of the most visually impressive historic sites you will find anywhere in the Turks & Caicos Islands is “Yankeetown” on West Caicos. I stumbled across it in 1983 during a survey for archaeological sites. The little ... Read more about this post
  • Rock and Roll Refugess March 20, 2014 This “Everyman” discovers a second chance. By Joe Zahm Editor’s note: The poignant words, soulful tune and catchy beat of the song “Everyman” are one of those sound memories that acutely brings back a particular time in my life. For me, it recalls settling in to my new job as editor of Times of the Islands ... Read more about this post
  • The Spirit of South Caicos March 20, 2014 Strong, proud and persevering, the “Big South” looks to the future. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Paradise Photography One thing I’ve learned in over twenty years of living in the Turks & Caicos Islands is that Islanders bear a strong sense of pride and national identity. Perhaps it’s due to the small, close-knit population and ... Read more about this post
  • Bird Watch! March 20, 2014 Looking out for the birds in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Story & Photos By Eric F. Salamanca, Ph.D., Environmental Research and Development Officer, DEMA Watching and listening to birds is a gratifying way to appreciate the abundance and diversity of these creatures in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Through distinctive behaviors and vocalizations, they communicate ... Read more about this post
  • Legacy of the Sea March 20, 2014 Talbot’s Adventures By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy Levardo Talbot Whether you are a resident or tourist, there is no one better to spend time out on the water with than an “authentic” Turks & Caicos native. Besides safely piloting the boat through gleaming turquoise seas, you will be introduced to the best snorkeling, fishing and ... Read more about this post
  • Indulgence a la Island January 3, 2014 Sample this trio of decadent desserts. By Kathy Borsuk Indulgence. Let’s face it, the Turks & Caicos are the ideal scene to partake in pleasure. Warm, golden days on the beach. Sparkling turquoise seas at every turn. Gently caressing tradewinds making the temperature just right. So, whether you’re a visitor on vacation or a resident taking ... Read more about this post
  • Hydrotherapy January 3, 2014 Water running in Long Bay offers a “sea” of benefits. By Michael Rosati ~ Photos By Agile LeVin Although my 25+ years spent in, over and under Turks & Caicos ocean may make me biased, the country’s primary appeal, as far as I’m concerned, is her waters. The shining seas here hold some of the most ... Read more about this post
  • Worth Working For! January 3, 2014 Corporate incentive groups are a growing market in the Islands. By Luise Bayley and Lynne Watts, Nila Destinations www.niladmc.com  ~ Photos By Paradise Photography You’ve worked hard all year for your company and have reached your sales target to qualify for a reward from your employer. Your “thank you” gift? How about an all-expenses-paid trip for you ... Read more about this post
  • Cold Case January 3, 2014 The loss of the US Navy Schooner Onkahye, 1848. By Dr. Donald H. Keith, Chairman, TCI National Museum, and Dr. James W. Hunter “Near Nine O Clock on Wednesday night the Vessel Struck and from the grating of her Keel . . . I concluded . . . that She Had run up and Lodged on ... Read more about this post
  • From Igloos to Lobster Legs January 3, 2014 The history of TCI’s flag is facinating indeed. By Dr. Charlene Kozy The idea of flying a flag originated with ancient warfare more than 4,000 years ago. The first type of flag was called a vexilloid, thus vexillology is the study of flags. Early flags were on poles with carvings on top, and a shield, or other ... Read more about this post
  • Onward with Aquaculture December 30, 2013 Caicos Conch Farm plans expansion into fish farming. By Kathy Borsuk As I stood at the far southeastern shore of Providenciales and looked out over the vast 65 acres of sub-sea “pasture” at the Caicos Conch Farm, I couldn’t help but note how appropriate the location was. Coasts tend to be revolutionary places, and the Caicos Conch ... Read more about this post
  • Clean and Green December 30, 2013 Providenciales dumpsite management is an overwhelming success. By Judith Garland-Campbell, Global Green Consultants, www.globalgreentci.com Photos By Paradise Photography On entering the Providenciales dumpsite, you are immediately captivated by the organization of the operation. There is an attractive sign mounted on a stone-cut wall, behind which is a container for individuals to safely drop garbage without going into ... Read more about this post
  • Times of Change December 30, 2013 School for Field Studies research targets TCI fisheries. By Amanda Greenstein, Kathy Lockhart, James Squires, Clarence Stringer and Heidi Hertler, School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies, South Caicos On the island of South Caicos, freediving is not a sport, but a way of life. Located along the western margin of the Columbus Passage (also known ... Read more about this post
  • Putting Down Deep Roots December 30, 2013 Mike and Nadine Giese, Sunshine Nursery By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Nadine Giese Just as it took over 200 years for the Lignum Vitae tree shown here to reach this size, and nearly two decades for the iconic Turks Head Cactus to develop its trademark red “fez” top, so the process of growing a successful business ... Read more about this post

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Photographer Marta Morton took a much-anticipated trip to Salt Cay in early April, where, among some 5,000 pictures, she captured this intriguing shot of the island’s iconic donkeys. You will find more of Marta’s beautiful photography throughout this issue and atPhotographer Agile LeVin captured this magnificent shot of freediver Samantha Kildegaard, of Free Dive With Me, at Malcolm’s Road Beach on Providenciales. Agile, who grew up and currently resides in Turks & Caicos, has been turning his camera to the country’s beauty for most of his life. He, along with his brother Daniel, produce Visit TCI , a website filled with comprehensive and current information about the Islands.

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