Resort Report

  • Right Place, Right Time June 1, 2005 The Royal Reef Resort By Kathy Borsuk~ Renderings by QR Imaging North Caicos beach fronting Royal Reef Resort North Caicos beach fronting Royal Reef ResortEvery so often, an opportunity appears that is too good to pass up. That’s the way Fred Paatz and Mark Hall felt when they first saw the beach just north of Sandy Point, North ... Read more about this post
  • Knowledge is Power June 1, 2005 By Brian Riggs, Curator, National Environmental Centre In late 2001, the Turks & Caicos Islands Government signed an important and far reaching document. It was called the Environmental Charter. That document outlined our country’s commitment to the environment and conservation efforts on behalf of the people of the Islands. The very first guiding principle recognized that ... Read more about this post
  • Talking Taino: If You Like Pina Coladas… June 1, 2005 By Dr. Betsy Carlson and Dr. Bill Keegan Pineapple and coconut are an interesting combination. While the former comes from the Americas, the latter was introduced from Southeast Asia (via the Canary Islands) by the Spanish. The Spanish believed that coconuts had “the most palatable taste of all things one can find on earth.” They also ... Read more about this post
  • Time For Safekeeping June 1, 2005 Marine Turtle Project Story and Photos by Peter Richardson, Marine Conservation Society Turks & Caicos Islanders have eaten turtles for centuries. Archaeological digs around the Islands have revealed that Taino settlers were heavily dependent on turtle meat and eggs long before these Islands were “discovered” by Europeans. These later colonists continued to exploit the rich marine turtle ... Read more about this post
  • Searching For Sun June 1, 2005 By Steve Rennie It’s been more than one year since Conservative Member of Parliament Peter Goldring introduced a motion in the Canadian House of Commons calling for discussions to explore the possibility of a union between the Turks & Caicos Islands and Canada. While there has been some progress made, the two nations are still half ... Read more about this post
  • The Butterflies of The Turks and Caicos Islands April 1, 2005 Story and Photos by Richard Ground Over 40 species of butterfly have been recorded in the Turks & Caicos Islands. They range from the large and showy Bahaman Swallowtail (Heraclides andraemon) down to the tiny Pygmy Blue (Brephidium exilis). While most of the species range throughout the Islands, some are quite local in their distribution. The Swallowtail, ... Read more about this post
  • Talking Taino: Starry, Starry Night April 1, 2005 By Dr. Bill Keegan and Dr. Betsy Carlson Jacques Derrida is dead. He died on October 9, 2004 at the age of 74. Derrida was a French philosopher who recognized the importance of language in shaping our perception of the world around us. He pioneered a field of critical theory called deconstructionism. The approach argues that ... Read more about this post
  • Mandalay on Grace Bay April 1, 2005 Caribasian Resort & Residences By Kathy Borsuk~ Artwork by Kevin Melbourne Many travelers find themselves captivated by the mysterious charms of the East. Its ancient blend of energy, peace and wisdom grows ever more compelling as the Western world becomes increasingly chaotic. As well, the standards of its high-end hospitality industry are unparalleled. With this in mind, ... Read more about this post
  • Transforming Waste Into Wonder / Dispute Resolution Without Tears April 1, 2005 By Kathy Borsuk Although the Turks & Caicos still have no formal recycling program in place, one local entrepreneur has taken matters into his own hands: turning empty conch shells into stunning pieces of home decor. Phil Thompson, president of Thompson’s Conch, uses a patented process in which crushed conch shells are embedded in a laminate matrix ... Read more about this post
  • New Approaches, New Discoveries January 1, 2005 By Pete T. Sinelli, M.A. Archaeologists have been excavating prehistoric Indian sites in the Turks & Caicos Islands for almost 30 years. Through the efforts of researchers like Shaun Sullivan, William Keegan, Betsy Carlson, Brian Riggs and Sharyn Jones O’Day, we now know a great deal about the lifeways and culture of the native Lucayan people ... Read more about this post
  • Keeping An Eye on the Birds January 1, 2005 By Sara J. Kaufman Bird watching in the Turks & Caicos Islands is as easy as letting your eyes drift along the shore. From the tiny scurrying sandpipers and plovers at the water’s edge to the majestic frigatebirds and osprey gracefully floating far above, TCI’s birds are numerous, varied and plentiful. The Ramsar Wetland, an International Biodiversity ... Read more about this post
  • A Heroic Craft: Boat Builders in the Turks & Caicos Islands January 1, 2005 By Kendal S. Butler The Turks & Caicos Islands owe their current success to the foundation on which they stand. This foundation was not the brainchild of politicians or the economic and social elites. It was the result of necessity and the reaction of citizens rising to meet the challenge of bettering their overall condition by ... Read more about this post
  • It’s Green Corn Time on North Caicos January 1, 2005 Story & Photos By Jody Rathgeb Green corn on North Caicos When Agnes comes out to the yard, she laughs and calls out, “Jody, you look TI.” I hold out my arms, displaying myself for her and thinking about what she sees. I am sitting on an overturned bucket by the fire, my knees together to maintain ... Read more about this post
  • Branding Excellence: Grace Bay Club expansion January 1, 2005 By Kathy Borsuk As Providenciales’ first small luxury hotel, Grace Bay Club turned heads and earned accolades from the moment its hand-carved wooden doors swung open in 1992. An international melange of guests, including many high-profile celebrities, adored the property’s prime Grace Bay Beach location, eclectically furnished suites, superior service and the privacy that a lushly ... Read more about this post
  • What a Dive! January 1, 2005 By Suzanne Gerber Photos by Barbara Shively Grand Turk is one of the last great “undiscovered” dive gems of the Caribbean. And the 8,000 or so annual visitors would like to keep it that way. It’s a sleepy little island, ringed by the famously gorgeous turquoise waters of the Turks & Caicos chain. The architecture is handsome Bermudan ... Read more about this post

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