Resort Report

  • TCI Bobsledder June 24, 2022 The real backstory of “Cool Runnings.” By Ben Stubenberg “Life is a struggle. Anything worth doing in life is a struggle.  And anytime you enter a struggle, you are going to suffer.  People think suffering is something to be avoided.  No! Suffering is reality.”  — Tal Stokes On a windy February morning in 1988, the captain of the first Jamaican bobsled team ... Read more about this post
  • Lucayan Ancestry.edu June 24, 2022 Exploring the origins and interactions of the ancient Lucayans with ancient DNA. By Kendra Sirak, Bill Keegan, Betsy Carlson, and Michael Pateman About ten years ago, Tellis Bethel, retired commodore of the Bahamas Defense Force, started a campaign to name the waters surrounding The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) the “Lucayan Sea.” Covering 180,000 square miles ... Read more about this post
  • Weather Warning June 24, 2022 Tropical season could spell trouble. By Paul Wilkerson The predictions are in, and it appears that the hurricane season for 2022 will likely result in above normal activity for the Tropical Atlantic. Thankfully, the overall odds of a storm impacting the Turks & Caicos Islands is relatively low based on historical data. Nevertheless, it is appropriate to ... Read more about this post
  • Wear? Where? June 24, 2022 Keeping Islanders clothed in “the old days.” By Jody Rathgeb There was no Amazon. No Island Bargains. No daily flights from Miami. No family members zipping away to buy fashions abroad. So how did Turks & Caicos Islanders in “the old days” get the clothing part of their basic food-clothing-shelter needs? Look to the women. Their homespun businesses ... Read more about this post
  • A Long Journey (by Boat) to Paradise March 29, 2022 Beryl Nelson By Jody Rathgeb ~ Photos by Tom Rathgeb and Courtesy of Beryl Nelson Q:  How did you come to live in the Turks & Caicos Islands, Beryl? A:  Well, it’s a long story . . .  Actually, the story itself is simple: Beryl Nelson, who grew up in Michigan and Indiana, decided when he came of age ... Read more about this post
  • Crawling Out of History March 29, 2022 The Grand Turk Tortoise Chelonoidis alburyorum keegani By Bill Keegan, Betsy Carlson and Michael Pateman Just as the hare is zipping across the finish line, the tortoise has stopped once again by the roadside, this time to stick out his neck and nibble a bit of sweet grass, unlike the previous time when he was distractedby a bee humming ... Read more about this post
  • Discoveries & Mysteries March 29, 2022 TCI birding: Questions answered; questions raised. By Simon Busuttil There are around 11,000 species of birds in the world. “Around” because the number changes all the time. Totally new species are fairly frequently discovered, and a thankfully few (as yet) others are deemed extinct, but most of the changes occur through “splitting” existing species. These “splits” come ... Read more about this post
  • Wreck of the Concepción March 29, 2022 The fateful final voyage of a treasure-laden Spanish galleon. By Ben Stubenberg ~ Original Painting by Richard McGhie Strewn across the long barrier reefs and shallow banks that encircle the Turks & Caicos lie more than 1,000 shipwrecks. Each one comes with a unique yet kindred story of crew and passengers staring down death as relentless waves ... Read more about this post
  • The Power of Vitamin Sea March 29, 2022 One dose released Tristan to bloom. Story & Photos By Kelly Currington For anyone who loves the sea, the feeling of being connected to its powers seems to come naturally. We feel drawn to it for our sense of peace and balance, and to reset from the chaos of everyday life. When we slip below the surface ... Read more about this post
  • Helping the Humpback March 29, 2022 Protecting one of the Islands’ biggest natural wonders. By Katharine Hart and Cathy Bacon, Turks & Caicos Islands Whale Project Photos By Katharine Hart, Deep Blue Charters Each winter, hundreds of North Atlantic Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) travel thousands of kilometers from their summer feeding grounds in colder waters to the turquoise shallows surrounding the Turks & Caicos ... Read more about this post
  • 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

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Master Photographers James Roy and Christine Morden of Paradise Photography (www.MyParadisePhoto.com) are always on the lookout to capture colorful slices of life in the Turks & Caicos Islands. This Junkanoo dancer was participating in the annual Maskanoo celebration on Boxing Day.

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