Resort Report

  • What If? January 12, 2011 What if Providenciales had a National Museum? By Dr. Donald H. Keith, Chairman, TCI National Museum This year, 2010, marks the 30th anniversary of the archaeological investigation of the Molasses Reef Wreck, the event that led to the establishment of the Turks & Caicos National Museum. As the archaeologist who directed the excavation, I received a government ... Read more about this post
  • They Only Come Out at Night January 12, 2011 When the sun sets on the coral reef, a different cast of characters comes out to play. By Suzanne Gerber ~ Photos & Captions By Barbara Shively Like the denizens of Lady Gaga’s demi-monde, the creatures who come out at night on the coral reef are a psychedelic parade of colors, shapes and textures. A nighttime visit ... Read more about this post
  • Generational Property January 12, 2011 Understanding and untangling land claims in the Islands. By Sara J. Kaufman, Manager, Forbes, Forbes & Forbes Ltd. It is not that long ago when the British government gave away massive tracts of land in their colonies of the Bahamas and the Turks & Caicos Islands to Loyalists fleeing the US, to UK citizens of power and ... Read more about this post
  • Mangrove Madness January 12, 2011 Challenging the TCI to make a stand . . . of mangroves! Story & Photos By Marsha Pardee, Marine Ecologist This is a story about a little seed of inspiration that culminated in the spoils of an environmental travesty. This is a story about propagating that seed into a multifaceted plan to help maintain environmental integrity. This ... Read more about this post
  • Turtle Travels Unraveled January 12, 2011 “Stay at home” turtles are valuable to boosting local populations. By Peter Richardson, Biodiversity Programme Manager, Marine Conservation Society In recent decades, scientists have discovered more and more about the amazing navigational ability of marine turtles. Through satellite tracking we have recorded epic migrations of female turtles making journeys of thousands of kilometres from nesting beaches to ... Read more about this post
  • A Warm Welcome January 12, 2011 Belongers’ views on tourism revealed in study. By Catherine M. Cameron, Cedar Crest College and John B. Gatewood, Lehigh University “Belongers” is the term given to Turks & Caicos Islands citizens, most of whom are descendants of the African slaves brought to the country in the 1600 and 1700s by Bermudian salt rakers and British Loyalists to ... Read more about this post
  • Where Do All the Babies Go? January 12, 2011 Understanding the biology of juvenile Rainbow Boas By R. Graham Reynolds and Cory Deal It’s a beautiful autumn evening in North Caicos, a perfect time to relax on a porch or take a walk on the beach. A warm rain begins as the sun goes down, perhaps suggesting that indoor activities would be more appropriate. But Cory ... Read more about this post
  • TCI’s Grande Dame January 12, 2011 Taking a look at the Middle Caicos real estate market. By Sara J. Kaufman, Manager, Forbes, Forbes & Forbes Ltd. Middle Caicos (historically known as Grand Caicos) is the largest of the Turks & Caicos Islands, with over 50 square miles of natural wilderness to explore and enjoy. It is also the least visited and known island ... Read more about this post
  • A Mother of a Pizza! October 19, 2010 This downtown Provo pizzeria serves up value and good taste. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Claire Parrish I felt ashamed as I slinked into Mother’s Pizza to do this interview. Even though I am from Chicago, the “Second City” of pizza, a lifetime pizza connoisseur and work from an office just across the street, I had ... Read more about this post
  • Snap To! October 19, 2010 Collecting images of the US Military on Grand Turk By Dr. Neal V. Hitch, Museum Director ~ Photos Courtesy TCI National Museum During the early 1950s, the US Military constructed two facilities on the remote, out of the way isle of Grand Turk. The base to the extreme north of the island served as a listening post ... Read more about this post
  • Big-eyed Red Fish October 19, 2010 Learn more about squirrelfish, soldierfish and cardinalfish Story By Suzanne Gerber ~ Photos By Barbara Shively I would have liked the job of being the person to give fish their names. Yet I doubt I could have come up with such a terrific roster of appellations, ranging from the playful (clownfish) to inspiring (stargazer) to humorous (oldwife) ... Read more about this post
  • If You Love Me, Let Me Fish October 19, 2010 A newlywed’s quest for Provo bonefish Story & Photos By Joe Cermele It’s dawn and my wife of two days is fast asleep. I’m not with her. She is alone on the first morning of our honeymoon. Instead of waking together to palms rustling outside our villa’s bedroom window, I rose in the tropical November darkness to ... Read more about this post
  • All the King’s Men October 19, 2010 A look at the Loyalist planters who helped shape the Caicos Islands By Dr. Charlene Kozy It is general knowledge that exiled Americans, known as Loyalists, populated the Caicos Islands following 300 years of their being uninhabited. In two previous articles, I covered physical evidence concerning this “Plantation Era.” To fully understand the contribution to the Turks ... Read more about this post
  • Seedy Seafarers October 19, 2010 Plants travel as seeds – by air, land and, amazingly, sea. Story & Photos By B. Naqqi Manco, TCI Naturalist Plants do not generally move around on their own accord as adults, but seeds can be amazing travellers. Seeds are small enough that they are a plant’s chance to move its species around, and most plants ... Read more about this post
  • Amazing Maize June 29, 2010 Middle Caicos grits have a long and distinquished ancestry. By Bill Keegan In Hispaniola both Indians and Spaniards have two kinds of bread. One sort is made of maíz, which is a grain, and the other of cassava. Maize is grain that is borne on an ear about six to eight inches long. This ear or spike is covered with ... 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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