Resort Report

  • Orphaned Oceans December 14, 2023
    Miniature inland seas offer refuge to a rich gallery of marine life. Story & Images By Dr. Eric Cole, Biology Professor, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN Ten thousand years ago the last of the great glaciers receded from the continents in the North, and their meltwaters drained into the ocean basins. Far to the South, the rising ...
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  • Saving Lives, One Child at a Time December 14, 2023
    Infant Self-Rescue swimming lessons keep drowning at bay. By Kathy Borsuk When a friend suggested an article about the availability of Infant Self-Rescue swimming lessons on-island, my imagination quickly conjured up visions of screaming babies thrashing about in the water, turning blue in the face. In fact, that’s exactly the scenario that instructor Jill Meyer-Swann is trying ...
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  • Blue Hills December 14, 2023
    An authentic seaside settlement. By Davidson Edens Louis Casting its shadow behind the illustrious neighborhoods of Grace Bay, Leeward, Long Bay, Turtle Tail, and Cooper Jack is Blue Hills. While often relegated to the sidelines, this timeless settlement has quietly nurtured and molded the lives of many Turks & Caicos Islanders. Stretching along the northwestern end of the ...
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  • Veteran, Legend, Hero September 22, 2023
    The life and times of James Edward (“Bobby”) Fulford. By Carlton & Debbie-lee Mills In March 2020, it was my distinct privilege to interview Mr. James “Bobby” Fulford as part of my research for a book I was contracted by FortisTCI to write on the history of electricity in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Mr. Fulford, though ...
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  • Empowering ExtraOrdinary Minds September 22, 2023
    The remarkable journey of Ashley’s Learning Centre. By Abigail Parnell ~ Images Courtesy Ashley’s Learning Centre Education is the cornerstone of our lives, opening doors to opportunities and a brighter future. Yet, for those with special educational needs, this path is often riddled with challenges due to limited resources. Ashley’s Learning Centre strives to bridge this gap ...
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  • Sporting a Glimmer of Hope September 22, 2023
    Athlete Development Fund the catalyst to the future of TCI sports. By Nandina Hislop, Media and Communications Specialist, TCI Sports Commission and Jarrett Forbes, Director of Sports, TCI Sports Commission ~ Photos by Nandina Hislop The Turks & Caicos Islands, like many other Caribbean countries, is passionate about sports. South Caicos has a rich history in producing great ...
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  • Microbial Mats September 22, 2023
    The past and the future intertwine on Little Ambergris Cay. By Rachel Craft ~ Photos By Usha Lingappa Little Ambergris Cay, an uninhabited 1,600-acre island in the Turks & Caicos, is home to birds, turtles, rock iguanas, and more. But the majority of its denizens are hidden beneath the muddy surface of the island’s mangrove swamps. What ...
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  • Iguana Be Left Alone! September 22, 2023
    Why TCI tourists should avoid feeding rock iguanas. By Mel DeBlasio (Yale University), Libby Dube (Western Washington University), and Anna Templeton (University of Vermont) ~ Edited by C.E. O’Brien, Ph.D. (The School for Field Studies, Center for Marine Resource Studies, South Caicos, Turks & Caicos Islands) Visitors flock to the Turks & Caicos Islands to enjoy the white sand, ...
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  • Bound by Sisal September 22, 2023
    The Carlton Williams Promenade makes connections. By Jody Rathgeb ~ Photos By Tom Rathgeb Views of the beautiful, shallow waters of Bottle Creek, North Caicos . . . a cold drink and hot meal at a local restaurant . . . handmade fanner grass baskets for sale . . . a celebration of an island with a ...
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  • Small Changes, Big Impact September 22, 2023
    How can we keep the Islands clean and pristine? By Kelly Currington The tropical sun beams down on the shimmering turquoise water surrounding the Turks & Caicos Islands to produce a scene that cannot be described in words. For many travelers, there is no seascape more beautiful in the world. The ebb and flow of ocean and ...
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  • The Original House Flippers September 22, 2023
    Hermit crabs take real estate seriously. Story & Photos By Kelly Currington Hermit crabs’ unusual name comes from the fact that they carry their home on their back, inferring that they are reclusive and live in solitude, but this is far from true. They can actually be very social animals and create communities in the wild.  Hermit crabs ...
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  • By Plane, Boat, and Golf Cart September 22, 2023
    Pine Cay’s first (and only?) treadle sewing machine. By Diane Taylor Some offer mosaic classes to school kids. Others weave straw baskets for sale. Still others grow tomatoes or sweet potatoes or collect conch pearls or count birds or feed the donkeys or bear daughters or fight our legal battles or save the reefs. And it seems ...
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  • The Town Strip in Grand Turk June 23, 2023
    By Dr. Richard Grainger ~ Images Courtesy Turks & Caicos National Museum Photo Collection Most people will not know that there were once two airstrips on Grand Turk. Many remember the American Air Force base and of course the present JAGS McCartney International Airport, but will either have forgotten or had never known that there was ...
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  • “John” of All Trades June 23, 2023
    The unfinished story of John Ney Reynolds, 19th century salt proprietor, merchant, cattleman, and guano exporter. Story & Historic Images By Jeff Dodge John Ney Reynolds and his wife Bridget were an Irish couple who emigrated to the Turks & Caicos Islands around 1865. The story of this entrepreneur and his family has been painstakingly re-constructed with original ...
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  • Sun, Surf, and . . . Salad? June 22, 2023
    A vegan visit to TCI. By Rachel Craft When I landed in Providenciales for a week-long beach vacation, my suitcase was packed with the usual: swimsuits, snorkel gear, gallons of sunscreen—and plenty of emergency snacks. No offense, TCI; I do this everywhere I travel. It’s one of the survival instincts you develop when you go vegan.  A stricter ...
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South Caicos was once a major exporter of salt harvested from its extensive salinas. Award-winning Master and Craftsman Photographer James Roy of Paradise Photography ( created this vertical composition by assembling a series of six images captured by a high-definition drone which was a half a mile away from his position.

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