Resort Report

  • 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
  • Men in the Ground March 2, 2012 Christmas hog potato and Devil’s potato vines dress up the bush. Story & Photos By B Naqqi Manco, TCI Naturalist I drew trees like every other six-year-old drew trees—green lollipops on straight brown sticks dotted quite regularly with disproportionately large, bright red flowers or fruit or something. Who knows what they were—probably apples, but now as an ... Read more about this post
  • The Rest of the Story March 2, 2012 Documenting civilian Loyalists’ influence on Caicos Islands history. By Dr. Charlene Kozy The influx of Loyalists to the Bahamas shaped the political and cultural behavior not only of the Bahamas but of Turks & Caicos Islands. Why did they come, who were they, and what contributions did they make? In a previous article (Fall 2010 Times of the ... Read more about this post
  • A Voyage into Reading March 2, 2012 Hands Across the Sea spreads its blessing to Turks & Caicos. Courtesy Hands Across the Sea For sailors Tom “T.L.” Linskey and his wife Harriet, Caribbean cruising at its best is half challenge, half discovery. The challenges involve everything from ocean sailing from New England to the Caribbean and the often boisterous conditions between the islands, to ... Read more about this post

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Agile LeVin grew up in the Turks & Caicos Islands and has a keen eye for capturing the country’s natural beauty. This aerial shot depicts kayakers exploring Mangrove Cay, a very well-known kayaking and paddle boarding location near Leeward on Providenciales, part of the Princess Alexandra Nature Reserve. To see more of Agile’s work, go to visittci.com.

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