Resort Report

  • Flamingo Got Your Tongue? October 1, 2020 The scoop on these small marine snails. Story & Photos By Carmen Hoyt, Waterfront Assistant, The School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies, South Caicos Let me tell you, nothing quiets a crowd faster than saying, “I love flamingo tongues!” Such an exclamation is usually met with some sideways stares and confused looks. Flamingo tongues, ... Read more about this post
  • They’re Back! September 30, 2020 “Talking Taino” authors return with a new take on an old tale. By Bill Keegan, Betsy Carlson and Michael Pateman   Hopefully the announcement that we’re back won’t cause flashbacks to the Steven Spielberg film “Poltergeist” (Fox/MGM, 1982). We are back, and this time we packed a suitcase. Between 2003 and 2007, Bill and Betsy wrote 20 essays ... Read more about this post
  • Optics in the Tropics September 30, 2020 Awe-inspiring sights in the sky. By Paul Wilkerson ~ Photos By Marta Morton Have you ever been outside on a late summer afternoon watching passing storms cruise by, only to see rays of sunshine raining down in mesmerizing streaks of light on the turquoise water below? How about staring at a towering cumulus cloud in the distance ... Read more about this post
  • Benjamin and Dr. Martin Luther King September 30, 2020 A dream of racial reconciliation. By Diane Taylor ~ Artwork by Carol Kubie Let me tell you about my son Benjamin and Dr. Martin Luther King, and how I came to write the poem on the next page. And also why I am bringing the poem to light after it has been lying dormant with a collection ... Read more about this post
  • TCI in World War II June 25, 2020 The Fauna, Part I, 1942 By Captain Eric Wiberg, Boston, MA What is remarkable about the sinking and the loss of the Fauna off the Turks & Caicos Islands is that her destination was the TCI, and her survivors spent nearly three weeks essentially circumnavigating the Islands in a lifeboat and a local sailboat over the course ... Read more about this post
  • Foodways, Life and Archaeology June 25, 2020 How ancient people cooked on Providenciales. Story & Photos By Dr. Andy J. Ciofalo Food is a social lubricant, which means it brings us together, gets people talking and is a central point of gatherings, holidays and life. Do you remember cooking your last meal? The way you sliced, pounded, boiled or roasted the vegetables damaged small ... Read more about this post
  • Lessons from Lockdown June 25, 2020 Times of the Islands contributors share their experiences. Whether ending up on- or off-island, regular Times of the Islands contributors faced “shelter at home” requirements due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. We asked them to share their thoughts and experiences during this major disruption to our usual way of life.  Life and freedom are precious By Kelly Currington I ... Read more about this post
  • Sanctuary June 24, 2020 South Bank development recommences construction. By Kathy Borsuk During Turks & Caicos’ four-month COVID-19 lockdown, when borders were closed and residents encouraged to shelter in place, I, like many others, took to the roads by foot and bicycle. Especially in the early weeks when restrictions were more severe, the early morning and late afternoon “exercise hours” had ... Read more about this post
  • Away from it All June 24, 2020 An investment in TCI real estate offers the ultimate in social distancing. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Gary James, Provo Pictures I, like many other expatriate residents and TCI citizens, was gifted with a four-month “vacation in paradise,” thanks to the global COVID-19 pandemic. In a wise move by the Turks & Caicos Islands Government, the ... Read more about this post
  • The Rainbow Effect June 24, 2020 By Kelly Currington ~ Photo By Beatrix Neuhaus The year 2020—a new decade—started off with a bang! There were celebrations, friends and excitement for the year ahead. Plans were in place for travel and adventures with family and friends; what a magnificent year it would be! Little did we know that a silent storm was brewing ... Read more about this post
  • Hidden in Plain Sight June 24, 2020 Taking a closer look at the Islands’ trove of natural treasures. Story & Photos By Carmen Hoyt, Waterfront Assistant, The School for Field Studies, Center for Marine Resource Studies, South Caicos What if I told you I knew where to find treasure? After all, the history of the Turks & Caicos Islands is rich with pirate lore ... Read more about this post
  • National Treasure June 24, 2020 It’s time to appreciate our coral reefs. By Melissa Heres, Waterfront Assistant, The School for Field Studies For visitors and residents of the Turks & Caicos Islands, the sea—and particularly the reefs surrounding the islands—serves as a source of food, a protective barrier from storms and waves, and a symbol of natural beauty. Sitting on the shoreline, ... Read more about this post
  • It’s Not Just Dirt, It’s Soil! June 24, 2020 Learning to compost on South Caicos. By Anna-Handte-Reinecker, Program Assistant, The School for Field Studies, Center for Marine Resource Studies, South Caicos We often forget to appreciate the soil beneath our feet. Soil, which is a complex combination of organic and inorganic matter, supports life as we know it. Simply put, without soil, neither plants nor animals ... Read more about this post
  • As Far as the Eye Can See June 23, 2020 When it comes to anemones, there’s more than meets the eye. By Ben Farmer, Waterfront Assistant, The School for Field Studies, South Caicos Anemones, perhaps the most frequently mispronounced animals in the sea, are fascinating creatures. The vibrant colors and swaying tentacles characteristic of anemones are staples in the backdrop of tropical coral reefs and tide pools ... Read more about this post
  • Works Best Undisturbed June 23, 2020 While we face confounding times, in the bush it’s business as usual. By B Naqqi Manco, TCI Naturalist I was that kid in the class who, when group projects were assigned, conjured every conceivable reason to work independently. In a genetic culmination of my mother’s “get out of the way so I can get it done correctly” ... Read more about this post

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