Resort Report

  • Masters of Disguise June 1, 2008 These fish have perfected the game of aquatic hide-and-go-seek. Story By Suzanne Gerber ~ Photos By Barbara Shively We get the English word camouflage from the  French camoufler (to disguise), which likely derived from camouflet, meaning “a puff of smoke” or “smoke blown in someone’s face as a practical joke.” But to fish, who exist in an ... Read more about this post
  • Which Doctor June 1, 2008 Volunteer vets help TCI creatures great and small. By Katya Brightwell Thousands of residents of the Turks & Caicos Islands, past and present, have passed through the doors of a modest ground floor office at the end of a narrow driveway in a residential area of Turtle Cove, Providenciales. Most have four legs, some have two, and ... Read more about this post
  • Painting With A Master June 1, 2008 Caffiero Painting brings a new level of professionalism to the Islands By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Christine Morden, Provo Pictures Michelangelo is considered a virtuoso for his paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel; Michael Caffiero and his crew at Caffiero Painting Co. TCI are virtuosos in painting not only ceilings    . . . but ... Read more about this post
  • The Crustacean Invasion June 1, 2008 Great Blue land crabs are a tasty terror! Story & Photos By B. Naqqi Manco, Sr. Conservation Officer, Turks & Caicos National Trust They come every year. The spring rains awaken them and the Islands are subject to the onslaught of a creepy crustacean invasion. Most welcome these creatures, but I’m still working on feeling anything but ... Read more about this post
  • Taking The High Ground June 1, 2008 Historic Ft. St. George Cay is a rich slice of TCI History. Story & Photos  By  Dr. Donald H. Keith, Trustee Turks & Caicos National Museum and President, Ships of Discovery June 12, 1998.  “Some people say there’s five and some say six.” Jack McWilliams yells to Jon Moore and me as we drop over the side ... Read more about this post
  • Fans, Rods, Plumes and Whips April 1, 2008 Soft corals play an integral role in the coral ecosystem. Story by Suzanne Gerber ~ Photos by Barbara Shively You can’t dip below the water’s surface in any tropical paradise without noticing the amazing Technicolor world that exists there—“the inner planet,” as it’s been called. It truly is another world, teeming with more life and ... Read more about this post
  • Where People & Iguanas Meet April 1, 2008 A Trip to Little Water Cay By Jonathan Sayao, T & C National Trust Education Officer Photo By Brian Riggs Listed among the Turks & Caicos Islands’ must-see places to visit is Little Water Cay, popularly known as Iguana Island. This 116-acre cay lies just off the eastern end of Providenciales and has two small ... Read more about this post
  • Old and New in Harmony April 1, 2008 Grand Turk’s first branded beachfront resort property embraces its historical setting. By Bobbi Misick Grand Turk low key charmer that holds wild architecture, remnants of the island’s colonial past,” reads the website for travel-guide authority Frommer’s, noting the island’s “friendly small-town vibe,” and calling it “Mayberry by the sea.” This Old-World, ... Read more about this post
  • Reef Rehab April 1, 2008 Two popular snorkeling trails get a spring cleaning. Story & Photos By Richard Green Jr. After guiding thousands of people around Smith’s Reef and Bight Reef snorkel trails for a decade, the educational trail markers circling the popular Providenciales nearshore patch reefs have been treated to a much needed cleaning, thanks to two of ... Read more about this post
  • Leaving Our Mark April 1, 2008 An environmental history of the Turks & Caicos Islands. Story & Photos By Brian Riggs, Curator, National Environmental Centre In 2001, the Turks & Caicos Islands Government signed an important and far reaching document. The Environmental Charter (see page 59) outlined TCI’s commitment to the environment and conservation efforts on behalf of all the ... Read more about this post
  • A Celebration of the Masses April 1, 2008 Resurrecting the Masquerade tradition in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Story & Photos By David Bowen, Director of Culture, TCI Cultural & Arts Commission The origins of the Masquerade festivals celebrated in the Turks & Caicos Islands and the Caribbean have many explanations and colorful theories. It has been the subject of numerous ... Read more about this post
  • Mother Sea Turtle April 1, 2008 A look at the importance of turtles to the Tainos as food and myth. By Bill Keegan and Betsy Carlson “On a voyage north from Panama to Hispaniola, according to the journal kept in 1503 by Ferdinand Columbus, ‘we were in sight of two very small and low islands, full of tortoises, as was all ... Read more about this post
  • Always Have a “Plan B” April 1, 2008 A behind-the-scenes look at the cutting edge Endymion Rock survey. By Dr. Donald H. Keith, Trustee, T & C National Museum and President, Ships of Discovery Being involved in the survey of underwater archaeological resources is one of the main fields of expertise of the Turks & Caicos National Museum. Due to a series ... Read more about this post
  • Hidden History January 1, 2008 Uncovering the mysteries of the Caicos Islands plantations. By Dr. Charlene Kozy The Turks & Caicos Islands, especially North and Middle Caicos, became a haven for banished American Loyalists after the Revolutionary War in the United States. They were good citizens in the British Colonies and remained loyal to the King during the revolt. ... Read more about this post
  • Flying with the Times January 1, 2008 Providenciales’ newest FBO ensures a smooth landing for private air travellers. Story & Photos By Laura Brander There are times in history that seem to go by ever so slowly, whilst others seem to fly by as if on fast forward. And that is very true of Providenciales. Only 50 years ago, this island ... 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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