Resort Report

  • Remembering When: Operation Cossack March 28, 2023
    Story & Images By Paul Ward Experiencing the hustle and bustle of development in the Turks & Caicos today, especially on Providenciales, it is hard to believe that the basic infrastructure was put into place only a little more than 50 years ago. In 1967, Provident Limited, a development company headed by Fritz Ludington, identified the potential ...
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  • Sleuthing the Stave Story March 28, 2023
    What is the origin of a mysterious collection of vintage images of Grand Turk? Story and Illustrations By Jeff Dodge What was the connection between the Turks & Caicos Islands and a paper salesman from Los Angeles, California? This question came up after I noticed that a number of the vintage Turks Islands postcards in my collection ...
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  • Not Just Kiteboard Heaven March 28, 2023
    H2O Life. Style Resort combines wellness and sustainability. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy H2O Life. Style Resort The wind was blasting out of the southeast with mild chop in the blue-green sea and the dune grass bending towards the sand. Mmm . . . not a quiet beach day today, I thought. But as I looked ...
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  • Foray into Beekeeping March 28, 2023
    Pine Cay was the site of TCI’s first bee hive. By Diane Taylor The 2021 David Attenborough film, “Breaking Boundaries,” tells of a time not too long ago when England had no more short-haired queen bumble bees, a species important for pollination, not a single one. In 1990, they were extinct in the UK due to loss ...
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  • Houses of the Hurricane March 28, 2023
    A hidden history in the “bush” of North Caicos. Photo essay by Tom Rathgeb ~ Text by Jody Rathgeb The beauty of the Turks & Caicos Islands isn’t always about turquoise water and white sand. There is also beauty to be found in the “bush” and in the echoes of the past. On North Caicos, crumbling and overgrown ...
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  • Cleaning Stations March 28, 2023
    The five-star marine restaurant and spa. By Hope Milo, Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia ~Edited by C.E. O’Brien, Ph.D., both from The School for Field Studies, Center for Marine Resource Studies, South Caicos, Turks & Caicos Islands Coral reefs are well known for their abundance and biodiversity, teeming as they are with multitudes of organisms hovering over heads of ...
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  • Redefining Reefs March 28, 2023
    Reef balls offer one way to protect coral reefs. Story & Photos By Rachel Craft On a recent trip to the Turks & Caicos Islands—my first visit, and hopefully not my last—I discovered that half of the Islands’ beauty lies underwater. I swam with hawksbill turtles at Smith’s Reef, spotted moray eels at Bight Reef, and nearly ...
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  • A Whale of a Project March 28, 2023
    Monitoring the presence, distribution, and behaviour of humpback whales. By Katharine Hart MSc., Cathy Bacon MSc., Turks & Caicos Islands Whale Project, and Amy Avenant, TCI Department of Environment & Coastal Resources ~ Photos by Katharine Hart, Deep Blue Charters, under SRP #2021-12-29-26 The Turks & Caicos Islands Whale Project (TCIWP) is a collaborative project between TCI’s Department of ...
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  • Sea Cucumbers March 16, 2023
    Learning more about “nature’s Roomba.” By Kelly Currington Sea cucumbers are an important part of the eco-system, yet many people know little about them, and some divers have never seen one of these amazing and beautiful creatures. Let’s take a look at these squishy, odd-looking “vacuums of the sea.” There are around 1,000 different species of sea cucumbers ...
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  • Commitment: Nothing Compares March 16, 2023
    The journey to build Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty. By Davidson Edens Louis ~ Illustrations Courtesy Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty The bravest souls who manage to impact our lives, contribute to human endeavors, and make serious social advancements have one thing in common. They are committed. Commitment turns implausible dreams to attainable realities, it breaks ...
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  • The Name Behind a Name December 29, 2022
    The Frith family of Palm Grove, Grand Turk. Story and Illustrations By Jeff Dodge Today, the name Palm Grove designates a neighborhood on Grand Turk that’s just south of Cockburn Town. How many residents of this neighborhood know where the name Palm Grove originated or the history behind the name?  Palm Grove was the name that the Benjamin ...
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  • Exploring East Caicos December 29, 2022
    The turtle story. By Oshin Whyte, Environmental Scientist, and Amadyne Agenor ~ Photos By Oshin Whyte East Caicos: it is one of the islands that most Turks & Caicos Islanders can point out on a map but have never travelled to or experienced — at least persons belonging to my generation. Those of us who are fortunate ...
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  • Standing the Test of Time December 29, 2022
    Provo Golf Course celebrates 30 years! By Kathy Borsuk It’s hard to believe that the Provo Golf Club (now known as the Royal Turks & Caicos Golf Club) turned 30 years old in November, 2022. When I arrived in the Islands, the course had just opened. I remember marveling at the miracle of turning a huge plot ...
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  • “Snowbirds” with Wings December 26, 2022
    The massive migration of birds brings many through the TCI. By Simon Busuttil, RSPB Turks & Caicos Operations Manager, Turks & Caicos Islands Iguana Partnership, Biosecurity Advisor In the Spring 2022 Times of Islands I wrote about some of the discoveries about birds being made and to be made in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Many were about ...
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  • Spikey Boys December 25, 2022
    The importance of having urchins. By Alizee Zimmermann, Turks & Caicos Reef Fund With flickers of iridescent blue, elegant spines of obsidian black, five self-sharpening teeth (yes, you did read that right), and an ample appetite, the long-spined sea urchin (Diadema antillarum) might just be the most interesting creature you didn’t know would fascinate you. A deep dive ...
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Aysha Stephen is Grand Turk’s newest artistic sensation, renowned for her iconic “Cool Donkeys” paintings. Her creations are quite the hit with visitors to TDB Fine Arts Gallery. It recently opened within the Turks & Caicos National Museum on Grand Turk and is dedicated to showcasing art “Made in TCI.

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