Resort Report

  • Talking Taino: When Conch Was Queen March 25, 2009 This tasty gastropod has been a part of TCI life since Taino times. By Bill Keegan and Betsy Carlson Anacacuya was the brother-in-law of Guahayona, And he went with him, setting upon the sea. Guahayona said to Anacacuya when they were in the canoe: “Look at the beautiful cobo that is in the water.” And when Anacacuya looked down ... Read more about this post
  • National Herbarium March 25, 2009 A collection realised by collaboration. By B. Naqqi Manco, Senior Conservation Officer, Turks & Caicos National Trust Photos Courtesy TCI National Trust and Board of Trustees, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew When I was in university, a friend of mine – recognising my love of plants – brought me an African violet as a gift. Its source unknown, she’d ... Read more about this post
  • Not Just Lettuce Anymore March 25, 2009 Salad choices include the wild and wonderful. Story & Photos By Kathy Borsuk As Nature turns up the heat (yes, it sometimes feels chilly here to residents during the wintertime), it’s becoming the season for salads. These healthy, snappy, tasty creations have soared beyond the wilted iceberg lettuce-tomato-carrot concoctions many of us grew up eating. Among Providenciales’ ... Read more about this post
  • Follow the Chimneys March 25, 2009 Loyalist-era landmarks lead the way to uncovering plantation ruins. Story & Photos By Dr. Charlene Kozy, former professor and president of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee My Winter 2008 Times of the Islands article, “Hidden History,” gave an introduction to the task of uncovering the mysteries of the Caicos Islands plantations. Yet the maps plotting the plantations on ... Read more about this post
  • Day Trippin’ March 25, 2009 You don’t have to travel far to find adventure. Story & Photos By Ramona Settle Floating on top of crystal clear, turquoise waters on the deck of a boat, I had the feeling I was suspended in air. The water was so clear, I could see fish swimming near the ocean floor, 30 feet down. My family ... Read more about this post
  • Cleaning up the Dump March 25, 2009 New solid waste management plan is a model programme. By Kathy Borsuk If you’d like to see an image of post-Apocalypse Provo, take a trip to the “dump,” currently sprawling over a 27 acre site of formerly beautiful bush in the northwest corner of the island. The “flags” that mark your approach are fragments of plastic bags ... Read more about this post
  • The Oldest Image? March 25, 2009 The museum acquires the earliest painting of Grand Turk. By Dr. Neil Hitch, Director, Turks & Caicos National Museum Photos Courtesy Turks & Caicos National Museum Collection In the Spring 1998 Astrolabe, Barry Dressel, then museum director, wrote a brief article describing the oldest image of the Turks & Caicos Islands. This image is a woodcut of South ... Read more about this post
  • A Breath of Fresh Air January 1, 2009 oklahoma lottery Classy, casual and family-friendly Windsong Resort opens its doors. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Steve Passmore, Provo Pictures I’m a firm believer that the personality of a resort’s upper management is reflected in the property itself — its appearance, level of service, overall atmosphere. Attitude seems to trickle down from the top, infusing every interaction ... Read more about this post
  • Blessed are the Beadmakers January 1, 2009 lottery numbers Grand Turk was the site of a prehistoric bead-making workshop. Story & Photos By Bill Keegan and Betsy Carlson One of the long-forgotten beatitudes reads: “Blessed are the Beadmakers, for they shall inherit Grand Turk.” Ok, we invented this supposedly Biblical reference, but the point is that Caribbean archaeology is going through a major episode of ... Read more about this post
  • Made in TCI January 1, 2009 michigan lottery North Caicos Boats are built on-island, for the Islands. By Howard Gibbs ~ Photos By Cheryl Gibbs The Turks & Caicos Islands have a long history of boat-building—combining the use of native materials, plans created in the minds of the local builder and lots of hard work and ingenuity.The end result is the colorful island sloops ... Read more about this post
  • Totally Tubular January 1, 2009 pennsylvania lottery Some marine worms live their entire lives inside a cylinder of their own making. Story by Suzanne Gerber ~ Photos and Captions by Barbara Shively Even if the word “worm” gives you the heebie jeebies as you conjure grade-school boys dangling them in front of your face on the playground, you’re going to love the elegant ... Read more about this post
  • A Whale’s Tale January 1, 2009 california lottery TCI’s whales offer valuable eco-tourism and research opportunities. By Matthew Ashley and Steven Newman It is October in the North Atlantic, and she circles the remaining school of krill. The small shrimp-like creatures have become few and far between in recent weeks, but after six months of feasting she feels satisfied and full of energy compared ... Read more about this post
  • Vanishing Culture January 1, 2009 pa lottery Where did all the donkey carts go? By Dr. Neal Hitch, Director, Turks & Caicos National Museum Photos Courtesy Turks & Caicos National Museum Collection Much of the history of the Turks & Caicos Islands is unrecorded. It is mix of oral history and hearsay. The mission of the National Museum has been to put facts behind ... Read more about this post
  • The Road to Development January 1, 2009 nj lottery A fascinating tale of Provo’s first “highway”. By Katya Brightwell ~ Photos By Steve Passmore, Provo Pictures Historical Photos Courtesy Bengt Soderqvist “It was built with hand. You could ride it with bicycle and then we find ourselves riding cars on it.” James Dean, Wheeland Poised at a crossroads for busy Leeward Highway, waiting ever-longer for the increasing ... Read more about this post
  • People Connecting January 1, 2009 ny lottery Mobile service provider Islandcom exclusively serves TCI. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Steve Passmore, Provo Pictures Folks in the Turks & Caicos Islands love their phones. Whether walking down the street, shopping, working out, getting a haircut or (gulp!) even driving, there’s often a cell phone pressed to ear. Ring tones blare from pockets and purses ... Read more about this post

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Dominique Rolle (www.cayahicomedia.com) made a special trip to the Caicos pineyards under the guidance of B Naqqi Manco to photograph this thriving "parent tree" that is the hope of reforesting the area.

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