Resort Report

  • Daring to be Different April 23, 2010 Daring to Be Different The Veranda steps out of the box and into a bold new world of resort management. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Steve Passmore, Provo Pictures The Veranda steps out of the box and into a bold new world of resort management. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Steve Passmore, Provo Pictures It’s a bold new ... Read more about this post
  • A Rare & Endangered Island April 23, 2010 Can “green” development and cultural conservation resurrect Salt Cay? By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy Salt Cay Devco Ltd. Can “green” development and cultural conservation resurrect Salt Cay? By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy Salt Cay Devco Ltd. Just as the Turks & Caicos’ national flower Island Heather, national plant the Caicos Pine, and the endangered Turks & Caicos ... Read more about this post
  • Flushing Out the Facts February 11, 2010 The story of Columbus and the tortoise bone toilet seat. By Bill Keegan and Betsy Carlson Mr. Christopher Columbus Sailed the sea without a compass Well, when his men began a rumpus Up spoke Christopher Columbus He said, “There is land somewhere So until we get there we will not go wrong If we sing a swing song Since the world is round, we’ll ... Read more about this post
  • Lock, Stock & Barrel February 11, 2010 Abundant “musket furniture” gave the Ft. George site a distinct military flavor. Story, Photos & Illustrations By Dr. Donald Keith The sheer variety of artifacts found during our work on Ft. George and in collections donated to the Museum is surprising: plain and fancy tableware, iron fasteners and hardware, brass and pewter buttons, glass bottles and drinking ... Read more about this post
  • Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button? February 11, 2010 Button artifacts provide clues to the tale of Ft. George Cay. Story & Photos By Dr. Neal V. Hitch, Director, Turks & Caicos National Museum Buttons. They are intriguing to me. There have been many buttons found on Ft. George Cay. Many of these are now in the collection of the National Museum. Some are still in ... Read more about this post
  • Pine Cay Pioneers February 11, 2010 Although recent field work revealed more Ft. George history, will time run out? By Dr. Donald Keith, Trustee, Turks & Caicos National Museum & President, Ships of Discovery November 7, 2009 marked the end of our two weeks of field work on Ft. George Cay. It was a little sad to backfill the test excavations, take down ... Read more about this post
  • Sleeping Splendor, Safeguarded Survival February 11, 2010 Seed banking protects native plants from future perils. By B. Naqqi Manco, Senior Conservation Officer, Turks & Caicos National Trust Deep inside an underground fortification, with thick concrete walls, little light, and frigid temperatures, something sleeps. The slumbering one lies with others of its kind, waiting . . . and they may wait for a year, or ... Read more about this post
  • In the Business of Selling Seafood February 11, 2010 The Caicos Pride seafood plant takes proactive steps to stay competitive. By Tara Malcolm, Quality Assurance Manager, Caicos Pride Ltd. The spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) is an important resource for the Turks & Caicos Islands and even more so for South Caicos. The “Big South,” as the island is affectionately known, is known as the fishing capital ... Read more about this post
  • Revealing Thomas Brown February 11, 2010 This Loyalist likely lived on North Caicos and helped build Ft. St. George. By Dr. Charlene Kozy, former professor and president of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee In my previous article, “Follow the Chimneys”  (Spring 2009 Times of the Islands), local plantations were described as to content and their relation to a new community. To further learn and ... Read more about this post
  • Moving Ahead February 11, 2010 Middle Caicos proves itself as “the little island that can.” By Sara Kaufman ~ Photos By Claire Parrish It has been a year since Hurricanes Hanna and Ike rampaged through the Turks & Caicos Islands, and despite the physical reminders of debris, broken infrastructure and fallen trees it seems a long time ago. Middle Caicos was comparatively ... Read more about this post
  • Vanishing Culture February 11, 2010 Preserving Turks & Caicos’ historical archives. By Dr. Neal V. Hitch, Director, Turks & Caicos National Museum Photos Courtesy Turks & Caicos National Museum This paper was presented at the annual meeting of the Society of American Archivists on August 15, 2009, as part of a symposium on sustaining Caribbean archives. The theme of the symposium was the ... Read more about this post
  • “Meet You at the Couryard” February 11, 2010 TCI’s premier professional center opens. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Claire Parrish It’s hard to travel on Leeward Highway and not admire the attractive new three-story professional complex (across the road from Central Square) that sets the stage for Providenciales’ own “Miracle Mile.” Completed on schedule early this year, The Courtyard Plaza — designed by local ... Read more about this post
  • Fresh Every Morning February 11, 2010 An authentic French boulangerie comes to Providenciales. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Claire Parrish Legend has it that the name for Providenciales comes from the exaltations of French shipwreck survivors upon seeing this “providence of God.” Folks who are connoisseurs of French baked goods are sure to make similar exclamations of happiness when they visit the ... Read more about this post
  • Like a Phoenix February 11, 2010 Grand Turk’s Bohio Dive Resort triumphantly rises after Hurricane Ike. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Claire Parrish Perfectly positioned on a sinuous curve of pristine Pillory Beach, Grand Turk’s Bohio Dive Resort has long prided itself on offering “simple elegance in paradise.” Offering an unmatched combination of beautiful natural surroundings, friendly, personal service, superb diving, ... Read more about this post
  • Heat Monsters February 11, 2010 Tracking Hurricanes Hanna and Ike. By Marlon Hibbert, Scientific Officer, DECR It is no secret that 2008 was an extraordinary year for the Turks & Caicos Islands. During a one week period we suffered the onslaught of two major hurricanes. They wreaked havoc on the people of the Islands and came at a time when the global ... 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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