Resort Report

  • Middle Caicos Pioneers January 3, 2022
    Michael, Mikki and Dale Marie Witt. Story & Historical Photos By Michael and Mikki Witt This is the story of three people who went into a difficult adventure that turned into a wonderful experience.  It all started in 1990 when my mother, Dale Marie Witt, had just lost her companion to a heart attack. She wasn’t sure what ...
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  • Clear as Mud January 1, 2022
    The origins of early pottery in the Lucayan Islands. By Emily Kracht and Lindsay Bloch ~ With Bill Keegan, Betsy Carlson, and Michael Pateman In our last “Talking Taino” we described a variety of ways that meals were prepared without clay pots. The invention of pottery vessels led to widespread sharing of the technology and almost universal adoption. ...
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  • A Ripple Effect January 1, 2022
    Impact of rising sea surface temperatures. By Paul Wilkerson The topic of global warming is filling the headlines from the Islands to the States, from the Far East to the Far West and everywhere in between. And for good reason. Global warming is having resounding impacts around the world. Residents and visitors may assume because the Turks ...
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  • The Traveling’ Man Who Didn’t Travel December 27, 2021
    Lindsay Gardiner By Jody Rathgeb ~ Photo By Tom Rathgeb He was always there. In the 1990s and early 2000s, you never had to look far for Lindsay Gardiner. It seemed he never left his spot at Provo airport, behind the desk of Global Airways. His was the face of the air charter company, a welcome sight ...
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  • Small Island, Big History September 14, 2021
    Grand Turk is an island of historical importance. By Dr. Carlton Mills It has been commonly taught that Christopher Columbus’ first landfall in the “New World” was San Salvador in the Bahamas. In recent years, this theory has been challenged by two Turks & Caicos Islands historians, the late H.E. Sadler and Josiah Marvel. These historians promoted ...
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  • Summer in the Turks & Caicos Islands September 14, 2021
    By David P. Carroll ~ Photo By Marta Morton Summer by the sea and It’s so beautiful to stop And see watching the Children smiling so bright Having fun in the warm Summer sunlight feeling the warmth On my face and Turks & Caicos Islands is just A beautiful sunny place and Taste the sweetest fruits and I’m Watching the butterflies flow Oh how I love ...
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  • Striving for Gold September 14, 2021
    The TCI’s “gold standard” continues to attract investors. By Kathy Borsuk Although the Turks & Caicos Islands are not able to participate in the Olympics, the country has earned a gold medal for its superb handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has also broken records in real estate sales since the border’s reopening a little over a ...
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  • Pirate Attack! September 14, 2021
    Rediscovering the epic battle off West Caicos. By Ben Stubenberg On an early summer morning in 1798, a balmy breeze filled the luffing sails of five sturdy sloops setting off in search of a ship that had run aground. From Ft. George Cay, the boats glided south along the white sand beaches of Pine Cay, their long ...
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  • If Rocks Could Talk . . . September 11, 2021
    Their story would be fascinating. By Carmen Hoyt, Waterfront Assistant, The School for Field Studies After how many birthdays do you stop keeping track? If it’s any consolation, the Earth is 4.54 billion years old and still going strong. 4.54 billion years . . . think about it. A billion is difficult to grasp, not to mention four ...
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  • Here with a Roar! September 11, 2021
    A tenacious invader now calls the Turks & Caicos home. By Ben Farmer, Waterfront Assistant, The School for Field Studies I was on a drift-dive in southern Florida when I speared my first lionfish. There, I began to understand the difficulty of controlling this species which is invasive to the tropical Atlantic and devastates reef fish populations. ...
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  • Pearls of the Sea September 11, 2021
    The story of “Ollie.” Story & Photos By Kelly Currington Anyone who takes a moment to gaze out over the stunning turquoise waters of the Turks & Caicos Islands must wonder about all the amazing creatures that are out there. What lies beneath those beautiful hues of blue? The Turks & Caicos Islands are home to a true ...
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  • Not a Pot to “Cook” In September 11, 2021
    The TCI’s Indigenous people were quite creative in food preparation. By Bill Keegan, Betsy Carlson, Michael Pateman and Lindsay Bloch Irving Rouse, the doyen of Caribbean archaeology, once estimated that pottery comprised 90% of all artifacts found in the region. It should come as no surprise then that the precontact history of the Islands is written as ...
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  • The Natural World September 11, 2021
    New edition breathes fresh life into a timely subject. By Diane Taylor In a very real scientific sense, the Earth breathes us and we breathe the Earth. This has to do with the exchange between oxygen and carbon dioxide. Now, however, excess carbon in the atmosphere puts all life at risk. One way to reinstate balance is ...
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  • What’s Hiding in Your Closet? June 24, 2021
    Donations are the lifeblood of the Turks & Caicos National Museum. Story & Photo Collages By Lisa Turnbow-Talbot Everyone knows that non-profit organizations rely on monetary donations, but for the Turks & Caicos National Museum that is not the only donation that matters. Gifts-in-kind of photographs, videotapes, books, pamphlets, manuscripts, maps, historical objects, business records, organization records, ...
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  • If Maps Could Talk . . . June 24, 2021
    Visualizing the Grand Turk of yesteryear. Story and Images Courtesy Marjorie Sadler In the final pages of H.E. Sadler’s book, Turks Islands Landfall, the author (my father) gives some history of North Creek in Grand Turk which President Forth (served 1848–1854) believed was a huge asset to the island simply awaiting development. Forth was the Turks & ...
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South Caicos was once a major exporter of salt harvested from its extensive salinas. Award-winning Master and Craftsman Photographer James Roy of Paradise Photography ( created this vertical composition by assembling a series of six images captured by a high-definition drone which was a half a mile away from his position.

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