Resort Report

  • The Easy Way to Shop September 13, 2016 Island Bargains revolutionizes the Caribbean shopping experience. By Kathy Borsuk When I moved to Providenciales nearly 24 years ago, there were no IGA supermarkets, hardware stores, pharmacies, clothing or electronics outlets, or even a bookshop. Only the basics were available—usually on Wednesdays when the freight boat came in—and we learned to make do or do without. As a ... Read more about this post
  • A Revolution in Going Green September 13, 2016 Local company encourages energy efficiency. By Kathy Borsuk It was with joy that I covered Fortis TCI’s foray into offering solar energy options to its customers for our Summer 2016 article “Let the Sun Shine.” The country’s electricity providers now offer both                     customer-owned and utility-owned solar photovoltaic ... Read more about this post
  • The Ride of a Lifetime September 13, 2016 Cruising in paradise on a V-Twin motorcycle. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Ileana Ravasio, Attimi Photography I must admit my perceptions of motorcyclists are stereotypical and come from limited experience. On one hand, I envision the outlaw bikers personified in “Rebel Without a Cause,” yet I also recall a parade of Harley folks riding with stuffed ... Read more about this post
  • Meal Time! September 13, 2016 The past, present and future of feeding the Turks & Caicos Islands. By Dr. Alastair M. Smith, School for Field Studies, Center for Marine Resource Studies, South Caicos, and Dr. Jessica Paddock, Sustainable Consumption Institute, Manchester University, UK One of the many reasons that a growing number of people are flocking to visit the Turks & Caicos ... Read more about this post
  • Can You Keep a Secret? July 4, 2016 Adventurer discovers a new luxury resort on South Caicos. Story & Photos By John Galleymore When I explore the outer islands, comfort is simply a tent and roll-up mattress. But every so often, I like to experience some real luxury (especially when my wife Sally accompanies me!) This treat is usually reserved for trips to the US ... Read more about this post
  • Taking Back History July 4, 2016 A look at the sport of swimming in the Turks & Caicos Islands. By Ben Stubenberg When a slave ship wrecked off the coast of Martinique in 1679, one of the Africans, whose name has been lost to history, managed to escape the sinking vessel. He swam for 60 long hours before reaching shore — an astounding ... Read more about this post
  • I’ll Send You a Postcard July 4, 2016 This “deltiologist” discusses the TCI’s earliest known picture postcards. By Jeffrey C. Dodge Editor’s Note: In this day of instantaneous digital communication where every cell phone is also a camera and a photo taken by a tourist on Grand Turk can be viewed by someone in China only seconds later, the traditional utility of the humble postcard ... Read more about this post
  • Let the Sun Shine . . . July 4, 2016 Fortis TCI Limited offers innovative solar energy program to customers. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy FortisTCI Ltd. I have heard the Turks & Caicos called the “Isles of Perpetual June,” referring to the consistently sunny days, kept comfortable by steady tradewinds. The bright tropical sun is one of the country’s many attractions to visitors, especially the ... Read more about this post
  • The In-Between Years July 4, 2016 A look at middle schooling in Providenciales. By Kathy Borsuk I remember my pre-teen and early adolescent years with a cringe. I was chubby, socially awkward, and sported bangs (fringe) that were perpetually crooked, ugly tortoiseshell glasses, and clothes that were always too small and out of style. In the public school system in my small town ... Read more about this post
  • Caving In for Science July 4, 2016 TCI’s cave system helps researchers understand local geology. By Michael J. Lace, John E. Mylroie, Nancy A. Albury, and Joan R. Mylroie, Coastal Cave Survey The Turks & Caicos Islands are well known for beautiful beaches and sparkling turquoise seas. Did you know that the Islands also have a unique and interesting underworld? It is made up ... Read more about this post
  • Over the Deep Blue Sea March 9, 2016 TCI Sailing Association is a boon to the sailing community. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy Provo Sailing Club The Turks & Caicos Islands are surrounded by some of the world’s most beautiful seas, and sailing is a superb way to enjoy them. There’s something magical about harnessing the wind’s invisible power to fill a sail and ... Read more about this post
  • Crawling with Intrigue March 9, 2016 What are the mysterious underwater features in Corey Pond? By Glen Freimuth, Shaun Sullivan, Charlene Kozy, and B Naqqi Manco Archaeologists are always looking down at the ground for this is the location of their stock and trade, signs of past remains. One of us, Shaun Sullivan, was looking down upon Middle Caicos with the aid of ... Read more about this post
  • The Island Within the Island March 9, 2016 Solving the mystery of Grand Turk’s island cemetery. Story & Photos By Dr. Donald H. Keith, President, Turks & Caicos National Museum Foundation Beneath those rugged elms, that yew-tree’s shade, Where heaves the turf in many a mould’ring heap, Each in his narrow cell for ever laid, The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep. —Thomas Gray, 1751 Elegy Written in a Country ... Read more about this post
  • Banking on Land March 9, 2016 North Caicos Marina project is ready for an investor. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos By Provo Pictures Being a realtor isn’t always easy. It is not just a matter of answering phone calls, giving property tours, shuffling paperwork, and collecting a fat commission. For Nathan Smith, sales associate at Coldwell Banker Real Estate Turks & Caicos, it ... Read more about this post
  • Dwelling Among Us March 9, 2016 A fungal foray. Story & Photos By B Naqqi Manco, TCI Naturalist In late summer, especially after tropical depressions bring several days of rain to my North Caicos garden, I find that weeding chores extend to more than pulling grass and purslane from herb beds. My orchids, growing on chunks of knotted driftwood, in coconut husks, and ... Read more about this post

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