Resort Report

  • Where the Few Ferns Grow October 9, 2012 Ferns tough out their space in the Turks & Caicos Islands bush Story & Photos By B Naqqi Manco, TCI Naturalist As a child of the late 1970s, I feel fortunate to have barely missed some of the most iconic and horrid trends of the decade—the hair, the clothes, the odd novelty gifts—I was too young then ... Read more about this post
  • Protecting Your Investment October 9, 2012 Vacation property rental insurance advice from a local expert. By Tony Lancaster, The Insurance Centre ~ Photo By Steve Passmore, Provo Pictures My wife Kerry and I have lived and worked in the Turks & Caicos Islands since 1996. Prior to that we both worked in the insurance industry in London, but having been born in Jamaica ... Read more about this post
  • Go Gilbert and David! October 4, 2012 Turks & Caicos Islands teenage turtles leave home. By Dr. Peter Richardson, Biodiversity Programme Manager, Marine Conservation Society You may remember Suzie, the adult female Green turtle and the first turtle to be satellite tracked in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Suzie amazed us all with her incredible 3,700 mile return journey through the territories of 15 ... Read more about this post
  • A Burning Desire October 4, 2012 TCI’s first controlled burn in the pine yard a success. Story & Photos By B Naqqi Manco, Caicos Pine Recovery Project Manager The Caicos Pine Recovery Project (CPRP), overseen by the Department of Environment & Maritime Affairs (DEMA), completed the first controlled burn in TCI’s pine yards on May 9, 2012. The burn was supervised by foresters ... Read more about this post
  • Reaching for the Stars June 26, 2012 The T & C Star Foundation aims to shine light on potential. By Kathy Borsuk When you live in a small community with limited financial resources, it can be disheartening to witness, first-hand, the constellation of untapped potential. The talented artist who can’t purchase supplies; the disease awareness group that must focus on fundraising rather than public ... Read more about this post
  • Hidden Stories June 26, 2012 Trees and the charting of Lucayan histories. By Joanna Ostapkowicz, B. Naqqi Mango, Mike Richards and Alex Wiedenhoeft Wood is a remarkable medium, revealing in its carved surface not only the artists’ intention, but more subtly, the tree’s unique history. Its coloring, grain and growth rings mark its age and how the tree grew. Other aspects, invisible ... Read more about this post
  • Carved Histories II June 26, 2012 A duho biography. By Joanna Ostapkowicz, Fiona Brock, Alex Wiedenhoeft and Mike Richards. In December 2007, Fiona Brock and I visited the Turks & Caicos National Museum (TCNM) to study the Lucayan duho—or ceremonial seat—in its collections. This visit had long been a goal of mine: I first studied the duho (at a distance, in the UK) ... Read more about this post
  • Grouper Groupies June 26, 2012 Why we love the Caribbean’s famous native fish. By Suzanne Gerber ~ Photos By Barbara Shively Granted, the grouper is not most creatively named fish in the world. The origin of this well-known and friendly type of sea bass comes from the Portuguese word for, of all things, fish (garoupa). But before you write that off as ... Read more about this post
  • Making a Splash! June 26, 2012 “Race for the Conch” Eco-SeaSwim attracts new and elite swimmers. By Kathy Borsuk Training in a swimming pool can get tedious, dreary and lead to burn-out over time, as many competitive swimmers can attest. Recently, many swimmers have discovered open water swim racing as a way to revive the excitement, especially if done in warm waters. Indeed, ... Read more about this post
  • Bumping it to New Heights June 26, 2012 TCI Volleyball Federation opens the sport to international competition By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy TCI Volleyball Federation It’s a simple equation. Take one volleyball and one net. Add soft beach sand, two to six interested players and a dose of good sportsmanship. The end result: fun in the sun and a guaranteed good time! Although the ... Read more about this post
  • The Resurrection of Horse-eye Jack’s June 26, 2012 Under new owners, this Blue Hills beach bar and grill has never been better! By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Dominick Rolle One of my favorite views on Providenciales comes as you round the curve into the seaside community of Blue Hills. After a rather nondescript ride from town, the sudden, brilliant views of turquoise ocean, with ... Read more about this post
  • Think Colour, It’s Golden June 26, 2012 Colour refreshes the spirit and enlivens your style Fresh from winning the 2012 TCI Top Model Contest, Washanda Registre lounges in light and airy Blue Carib House, after a celebratory evening out. The TCI Top Model Contest & Fashion Extravaganza is an event that is designed to give those persons residing in the Turks & Caicos ... Read more about this post
  • Views, views, views March 2, 2012 The Venetian holds court over the eastern end of Grace Bay. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Steve Passmore, Provo Pictures I was touring the TCI’s newest condominium resort, The Venetian on Grace Bay. We were standing on the crescent-shaped screened balcony that fronts each suite, taking in the glorious scenes of ivory sand, turquoise sea and ... Read more about this post
  • Waving a Blue Flag March 2, 2012 TCI’s “Beautiful by Nature” beaches are now certified. By Don Stark, Chairman, Turks & Caicos Reef Fund (www.TCReef.org) Everyone who spends any time in the Turks & Caicos, and especially on Grace Bay, knows that these islands have some of the best beaches in the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean. And that’s not just local bragging. Grace Bay ... Read more about this post
  • The People Who Discovered Columbus Version 2.0 March 2, 2012 By Dr. Peter T. Sinelli and Dr. William Keegan “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” — Albert Einstein In our last contribution to Times of the Islands, we described the “conventional wisdom” concerning the colonization of the Caribbean Islands—namely, that the Island Arawaks efficiently island-hopped their ... Read more about this post

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Photographer Marta Morton used her small Canon SX720HS “point and shoot” camera (with a great 40X optical zoom) to photograph this lovely early Winter sunset over Grace Bay Beach, with the high cirrus clouds tracing a feathery pattern in the sky.

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