Resort Report

  • A Tale of Whales (and Donkeys and Potcakes) January 18, 2013 Day-tripping to Salt Cay is always an adventure. Story & Photos By Ramona Settle There is a tiny island in Turks & Caicos with the tag line, “The Land That Time Forgot.” Did I say tiny?  Only 3 square miles from tip to tip. Small in size, but filled to the brim with charm, personality and colorful ... Read more about this post
  • The Time-Traveling Beachcomber October 9, 2012 Stroll Grand Turk’s beaches with this native historian. By Sherlin Williams Beachcombing is a common practice on islands like these. Some folks look for shells, driftwood, sea-glass and the like. Others enjoy the simple tranquillity and intimacy with nature. But for a time-traveling beachcomber like me, who grew up on Grand Turk, strolling the beach offers glimpses ... Read more about this post
  • Nothing Short of Miraculous October 9, 2012 The saga of the North Creek paddle. By Dr. Donald H. Keith, Chairman, TCI National Museum Discovery Saturday August 17, 1996, 4:30 PM: It is the end of another long day for Bob Gascoine, captain of the sailboat, Aquanaut, moored in “the lagoon,” a deepwater basin at the north end of Grand Turk’s North Creek. It is ... Read more about this post
  • Danielle’s Dream October 9, 2012 This ancestor of a lighthouse keeper brought history alive for her wedding. By Sherlin Williams ~ Wedding Photos By Sean Brady Ever since Danielle Noyes was a little girl she dreamt of sharing her wedding with the widest possible family gathering. So it’s no surprise that she wanted to be the first to have this most special ... Read more about this post
  • A Lady from Lorimers October 9, 2012 Mary Outten’s story reflects a rich life, well-lived. Story & Photos By Siri White ~ Original interview by Sara J. Kaufman and Siri White The island of Middle Caicos is the largest in the Turks & Caicos Islands and was once known as “Grand Caicos” for that reason. Ironically, it probably has the country’s lowest population density—and ... Read more about this post
  • 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

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