Resort Report

  • To the RESCQ January 29, 2018 Saving Grand Turk’s precious coral after the hurricanes. Story & Photos By Don Stark, Chairman, Turks & Caicos Reef Fund In September 2017, back-to-back hurricanes severely damaged the island of Grand Turk (as well as other islands in the Turks & Caicos). But not all the damage was readily visible. At the southern tip of Grand Turk, ... Read more about this post
  • A Silver Lining January 29, 2018 Paul Wilkerson’s interest in local weather proved essential this season. By Jody Rathgeb ~ Photos Courtesy Paul Wilkerson Lots of people come to the Turks & Caicos and fall in love with its turquoise waters. Paul Wilkerson went further. The American meteorologist extended his love to the TCI’s clouds, winds, rains, dry spells . . . and ... Read more about this post
  • Follow the Chimneys January 29, 2018 How I became an Islander. By Dr. Charlene Kozy Editor’s note: Dr. Charlene Kozy has been contributing articles to Times of the Islands for nearly a decade. They range from a survey of the various flags and emblems used by the country, to detailed histories of the life and times of the Caicos Islands’ Loyalist plantation ... Read more about this post
  • Modern Crusoes January 29, 2018 “Streamlined Pioneers” seek utopia on East Caicos. By Jeffrey Dodge Newspapers all over America called them “Utopians,” “Streamlined Pioneers,” “Modern Crusoes,” “New Life Seekers” and “Colonists.” These were just a few of the monikers given to a group of 19 Californians seeking “to get away from civilization as it now operates for the lesser-privileged.” Group leader Richard ... Read more about this post
  • To Need and Not Have . . . January 29, 2018 A look at insurance in the face of disaster. By Craig Archibold, Account Executive, Property & Casualty, NW Hamilton Insurance Services Ltd. As I reflect on the events of the unprecedented 2017 hurricane season, I found myself in deep consideration of an old saying my mother would always say to us as children, “Better to have and ... Read more about this post
  • Putting a Lid on It . . . and keeping it on January 29, 2018 By Peter Kerrigan, Director, Engineering Design Services As a young boy, my mother took me and my siblings to see the musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” My younger brother nearly had a heart attack when the graveyard scene was shown. Myself, well I was simply horrified at the condition of the roof and very concerned for ... Read more about this post
  • Winning Without Fighting October 11, 2017 Qwan Ki Do Training goes beyond self-defense. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy Graceway Sports Centre Blame it on my age, but I usually associate martial arts with finely honed Asians using remarkable fighting skills to decimate dozens of enemies, making high-pitched keening sounds in the process. I think it was all those Bruce Lee movies. In the ... Read more about this post
  • Postcard Mania! October 11, 2017 Harriott sisters participated in the 1900s “craze.” By Jeffrey Dodge Old picture postcards from the dawn of the postcard-collecting “craze” are often under-appreciated but valuable historical documents. Those that bear personal messages in addition to period photos are doubly important. The following story by deltiologist (one who collects and studies postcards) Jeffrey Dodge is a case in point. ... Read more about this post
  • The First Columbus Landfall October 11, 2017 Making the case for Grand Turk. By Ben Stubenberg Just where did Christopher Columbus make first landfall during his epic voyage across the Atlantic in 1492 to what we now call the Americas? As many as ten islands vie for that distinction in the Lucayan Archipelago that encompasses the Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Islands. The competing theories ... Read more about this post
  • The Wonder Tree October 11, 2017 Moringa abounds in the Turks & Caicos Islands. By Eric F. Salamanca, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Research & Development; Ethan Griesbach, MSc., Acting Director/Deputy Director; and Bryan Manco, Environmental Officer, Department of Environment & Coastal Resources ~ Photos By Dr. Eric F. Salamanca The Moringa tree can be found in the farms, residential backyards and landscaping of resorts ... Read more about this post
  • Fancy Flyers October 11, 2017 Rescued birds find a home on North Caicos. By Jody Rathgeb ~ Photos By Tom Rathgeb Calling someone a birdbrain usually isn’t very nice, but if you take the words literally—as in, someone who thinks about birds a lot—you have a pretty good description of Patti DesLauriers and Howie Bartels of North Caicos. When they moved to the ... Read more about this post
  • Library Tales October 10, 2017 There is nothing like a library for making memories. By Pat Saxton, Director, Turks & Caicos National Museum My earliest memory of the neighborhood library was from grade school. Founded in 1875, Bayne Park Library was one of the oldest, scariest buildings in the borough of Belleview, Pennsylvania. Getting a library card was a rite of passage ... Read more about this post
  • Chilling’ in the Grove June 19, 2017 Coconut Grove Restaurant & Lounge opens in downtown Provo. Story & Photos By Dominique Rolle, Caya Hico Media A quote by Colin Powell resonates with me when I think of the new restaurant Coconut Grove in downtown Providenciales, “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” This was the driving force ... Read more about this post
  • The First One June 19, 2017 A “Grandfather” of Provo remembers the island’s first vehicle. By Candianne Williams ~ Historical photos courtesy Bengt Soderqvist Today, there are approximately 25,000 vehicles zipping along the network of roads and highways on the island of Providenciales, including personal, rented, corporate and utility vehicles. This stands in stark contrast to November 22, 1966 when there was only ... Read more about this post
  • As Time Goes By . . . June 19, 2017 This beloved “Grandfather” is restored to new life. Story & Photos By Séamus Day, Chairman, Turks & Caicos National Museum Director Patricia Saxton asked me whether I would be able to build a new wooden long case for the Robert Crawford “Grandfather Clock” mechanism generously donated to the Museum by Mr. Hugh Hutchings (featured in the Spring ... 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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