Resort Report

  • Flamingo Flamboyance March 26, 2022 The relationship between the salt industry and the American flamingo. By Skylar Wuelfing, Waterfront Assistant, The School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies Looking out across the salt flats of the Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI), one can often spot a flamboyance (or large group) of brightly colored birds known as American flamingoes (Phoenicopterus ruber). These ... Read more about this post
  • Raking Up the Past March 26, 2022 Salt production on the Turks & Caicos Islands (Part 1) Story & Postcard Images Courtesy Jeff Dodge Salt was the most important industry on the Turks & Caicos Islands for almost 300 years. Salt was of critical importance, not only for culinary purposes, but to preserve meat and fish. Since salt production involved so many people and ... Read more about this post
  • Kings of Bonefishing March 26, 2022 Remembering the Jennings brothers. Story & Photos Courtesy Dr. Carlton Mills In the early 1960s, the only fishing plant in the Turks & Caicos was in South Caicos. This attracted fishermen from throughout the Islands who came over to improve their livelihood. Many of them stayed on the fishing bank for several days diving or hooking conch ... Read more about this post
  • Lights, Camera, Action! February 3, 2022 Third Annual Turks & Caicos International Film Festival By Matthew Matlack, Sea Turtle Creative When I received notice that the documentary short, “East Caicos Expedition” (www.eastcaicosexpedition.com), had been accepted into the Turks & Caicos International Film Festival, I was elated. I shot the film over three whirlwind days in October 2019 with the plan being to take ... Read more about this post
  • Island Visionary January 4, 2022 The late “Fritz” Ludington helped initiate development on Providenciales. By Dr. Carlton Mills ~ Images Courtesy Turks & Caicos National Museum Over the last fifty years, what was once known only as Blue Hills (now Providenciales), has witnessed a remarkable transformation. One of the key players in this process was the late Frederick Ludington (affectionately known as ... Read more about this post
  • TCI Coastal Culture Values January 4, 2022 Culture. What is it? And why should we care? By Oshin Whyte If you had told me a year ago that I would be moving back home to the Turks & Caicos Islands (after living in England for six years) to study culture, I would most likely think that you are having a laugh. My earliest memory ... Read more about this post
  • Food for Thought . . . Not Iguanas January 3, 2022 How does tourism impact the endemic TCI Rock Iguana? By Devyn Hannon, Jacqui Taff, Sedona Stone, Maddie Adkison, Lily Finn, Amber Johnson, Abbey Stewart, Luke Monteiro, Kerry Bresnahan and Morgan Karns, The School for Field Studies Edited by Julia Locke, Waterfront Assistant, The School for Field Studies Hiking in the Turks & Caicos Islands: bright sunshine, stunning ocean ... Read more about this post
  • Treasures on the Reef January 3, 2022 The TCI’s dive sites are a cornucopia of opportunity. By Kelly Currington Bags packed . . . dive gear checked . . . underwater camera ready to go . . . and you’re off! No matter where your dive destination may be, there is undoubtedly a list of dive sites and locations for you to plan your ... Read more about this post
  • Middle Caicos Pioneers January 3, 2022 Michael, Mikki and Dale Marie Witt. Story & Historical Photos By Michael and Mikki Witt This is the story of three people who went into a difficult adventure that turned into a wonderful experience.  It all started in 1990 when my mother, Dale Marie Witt, had just lost her companion to a heart attack. She wasn’t sure what ... Read more about this post
  • Clear as Mud January 1, 2022 The origins of early pottery in the Lucayan Islands. By Emily Kracht and Lindsay Bloch ~ With Bill Keegan, Betsy Carlson, and Michael Pateman In our last “Talking Taino” we described a variety of ways that meals were prepared without clay pots. The invention of pottery vessels led to widespread sharing of the technology and almost universal adoption. ... Read more about this post
  • A Ripple Effect January 1, 2022 Impact of rising sea surface temperatures. By Paul Wilkerson The topic of global warming is filling the headlines from the Islands to the States, from the Far East to the Far West and everywhere in between. And for good reason. Global warming is having resounding impacts around the world. Residents and visitors may assume because the Turks ... Read more about this post
  • The Traveling’ Man Who Didn’t Travel December 27, 2021 Lindsay Gardiner By Jody Rathgeb ~ Photo By Tom Rathgeb He was always there. In the 1990s and early 2000s, you never had to look far for Lindsay Gardiner. It seemed he never left his spot at Provo airport, behind the desk of Global Airways. His was the face of the air charter company, a welcome sight ... Read more about this post
  • Small Island, Big History September 14, 2021 Grand Turk is an island of historical importance. By Dr. Carlton Mills It has been commonly taught that Christopher Columbus’ first landfall in the “New World” was San Salvador in the Bahamas. In recent years, this theory has been challenged by two Turks & Caicos Islands historians, the late H.E. Sadler and Josiah Marvel. These historians promoted ... Read more about this post
  • Summer in the Turks & Caicos Islands September 14, 2021 By David P. Carroll ~ Photo By Marta Morton Summer by the sea and It’s so beautiful to stop And see watching the Children smiling so bright Having fun in the warm Summer sunlight feeling the warmth On my face and Turks & Caicos Islands is just A beautiful sunny place and Taste the sweetest fruits and I’m Watching the butterflies flow Oh how I love ... Read more about this post
  • Striving for Gold September 14, 2021 The TCI’s “gold standard” continues to attract investors. By Kathy Borsuk Although the Turks & Caicos Islands are not able to participate in the Olympics, the country has earned a gold medal for its superb handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has also broken records in real estate sales since the border’s reopening a little over a ... Read more about this post

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Master Photographers James Roy and Christine Morden of Paradise Photography (MyParadisePhoto.com) made the journey to East Caicos to capture this rare drone view of the remote island. They used their artistic creativity to enhance the color after the day turned overcast.

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